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Northwestel customers in Yellowknife and surrounding areas had a 'major' disruption in services on May 8. NNSL file photo

BREAKING: relief coming for Northern internet bills

Let the binging begin. Northwestel said Monday evening “every residential customer in Northern Canada will receive temporary relief on their Internet usage in March and April.” The company, a subsidiary of Bell, said the Canadian Radio...

Canadian North reduces flight schedule due to drop in passenger demand

Canadian North is reducing its number of flights due to lower passenger demand in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian North is cutting flights across the NWT and Nunavut due to lower passenger demand...

Events cancelled but Kugluktuk SAO says life goes on

Next month’s Nattiq Frolics have been scrapped, as is the Kitikmeot Hockey Tournament but life continues, says Kugluktuk SAO Ronald Ladd. The Nattiq Frolics, scheduled for April 13 to 19, have been scrapped due to...

Northwestel proposes waiving internet overage charges; doubling usage caps

Northwestel is seeking approval from its federal regulator to waive fees for internet overages in Northern communities served by cable and to double the usage cap for satellite-served communities. Pixabay photo Northwestel has applied to its...

Sports Talk: Now what do I write about? Not getting to rent a car?

Now what do we do for our March break? I wasn’t planning to go anywhere except Whitehorse. I won’t bore you with my letdowns … some people on Twitter who know I don’t populate on...

Transport Canada shuts down cruise ships in the Arctic for this summer

Fears over the coronavirus COVID-19 have led to the cancellation of the 2020 cruise ship season in Nunavut and the NWT. There will be no cruise ships visiting Nunavut communities this summer. Transport Canada has...

Canadian North updates its response to coronavirus threat

Canadian North has enhanced its cleaning of planes and is temporarily suspending change and cancellation fees on connections for international flights in reaction to the threat posed by the coronavirus Covid-19. Although health officials have...

Nakimayuq premiers at Dead North

Sarah Jancke and Ipeelie Ootoova of Cambridge Bay, in collaboration with the Dead North Film Festival, have produced a horror film called Nakimayuq. The film is about two young huntsmen who venture out on...

March 2 – On-the-land contest

Winner: Apia Nakoolak Coral Harbour Davidee and Thor, age 1, excited for some hockey! ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐊᐱᐊ ᓇᑯᓛᒃ ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᐊᕐ, ᐅᑭᐅᓕᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ, ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑐᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ! Isiqut Nicholas Kringayark Naujaat Made by me in Naujaat finished Feb. 16. Drum dancing figure. ᐃᓯᖅᑯᑦ ᓂᑯᓚᔅ ᕿᖓᔭᖅ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ...

Sports Talk: The headline we’ve all been waiting for: Maple Leafs Lose To...

Isn’t sport wonderful? It can make dreams come true, it can break your heart, it can surprise, it can frighten. In the case of David Ayres, sport can make you one of the most famous one-game...

Mining chamber’s open letter to territorial and Indigenous leaders in NWT and Nunavut

Dear Northern Leaders, You will have seen the announcement this past week by Teck Resources to withdraw its regulatory application for the Frontier oil sands mining project in Alberta from the federal environmental assessment process....

February 24 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Derek Ittimangnak Kugaaruk Northern lights in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, taken Feb. 6, 2020. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑎᐊᕆᒃ ᐃᑎᒪᖕᓇᖅ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 6, 2020–ᒥ. Putuguk Oleekatalik Kripanik Taloyoak Caribou swimming across the ocean outside of Taloyoak on our way home from camping...

Country food program helps feed the people of Kugluktuk

The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization runs a Country Food Program that is administered by the Government of Nunavut's Department of Economic Development and Transportation. The HTO applies for and receives up to $30,000...

Northern Compass claims $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize

Northern Compass, a program designed to help high school students transition to post-secondary education, was awarded the top gift of $1 million through the Arctic Inspiration Prize in Ottawa on Wednesday night. Northern Compass will...

February 3 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Karla Evaloakjuk Pond Inlet My Daughter Reyah, in Mittimatalik, April 2019, with her puppy Amaruq. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑳᓚ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐸᓂᒐ ᕋᐃᔭ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 2019, ᕿᒻᒥᐊᕐᔪᖓᓗ ᐊᒪᕈᖅ. Shaiane Kootook Taloyoak Here is a photo of myself with my first muskoxen. This was...

Sports talk: Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 World Series champions: the Houston Asterisks

Stealing signs in baseball has been going on since the sport was invented. It's a crappy thing to do but it happens. It's an unwritten rule in the game: you don't do it or you'll...

‘ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ’

ᔫᓐ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᓂᑦ ᐆᓇᖅᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓯᑦᑎᐊᕙᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᒥᓂᑦ ᐅᖅᑰᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒡᒐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᓄᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 100 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ, ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 8–ᒥ. "ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓚᔅᓕ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ, ᔫᓐ ᐃᕐᙳᑕᖓ. "ᒥᖅᓱᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ....

Inuit artists needed for murals

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is seeking Inuit artists to create wall murals for their headquarters in Ottawa. This is an opportunity for Nunavut artists to express and showcase Inuit culture and traditions in Ontario. TI,...

Nunavut sealift documentary series begins Sunday

Almost five years ago, Kelvin Redvers – a Vancouver-based filmmaker originally from Hay River, pitched the idea for a documentary television series which has become High Arctic Haulers, a new show on CBC. Photo by...

GNWT blocks Government of Nunavut emails after cyber attack

The Government of the Northwest Territories has blocked all emails from the Government of Nunavut after a recent ransomware attack knocked out the latter’s services. “The GNWT has blocked all @gov.nu.ca emails on the advice...