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Long path away from diesel

Spread out by great distances and no connecting infrastructure, Nunavut is in the difficult position of providing municipal services in isolation. The hardest to accept is the expensive and unsustainable power created by burning diesel...

Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first

For the first time in history following a territorial election for the Government of Nunavut (GN), I am expecting -- and actually cheering for -- the next premier to come from the Kivalliq. I would...

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᑎᐅᒋᐊᖃᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᑕᐅᓗᓂᓗ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ

ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᖃᖅᐳᖓ −− ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᑉᓗᖓᓗ −− ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᖁᑉᓗᒍ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᕋᔭᖅᐳᖓ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᓗᐊᓐ ᑯᓱᒐᒃ ᐅᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑳᑎ ᑕᐅᑐᖏ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖑᕐᓂᖅᐸᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓗ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᔮᓐ ᒦᓐ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᕋᔭᖅᐸᕋ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅᐸᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖏᑉᐳᖅ. ᐃᒡᓗᐊᒍᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖑᕋᓱᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕈᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ,...

ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᑉ ᑲᒪᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐸᒥ

ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ, ᒪᓕᒃᓯᒪᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ ᑭᓐᖓᓂ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᑉ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᒃᓴᖅ, ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᑦᓱᐃᔪᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᖅᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ ᐊᑭᖓᑕ ᐃᓚᖓᓂ $3-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᒋᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᒡᓗ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ. ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᖅ ᑎᒻ ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᖅ, ᓴᓇᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᐃᓱᒪᓂ ᐃᓅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᓕ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ...

Darvish ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖃᑎᖃᖏᓕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕈᓱᒃᐳᑦ Jaysᑯᑦ

ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᒃᑎᓂᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ World Series ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ L.A. Dodgers ᐊᒻᒪ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ Houston Astros, ᐱᐊᓂᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 1−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᓇᓚᐅᑦᓵᖅᐳᖓ, ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 4−ᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ Dodgers (National) ᐊᒻᒪ Astros (American) ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᐃᑦᑖᖑᒐᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ, 6−ᖓᓂ...

Darvish meltdown good news for Jays

Baseball fans across the Kivalliq were treated to a classic World Series between the L.A. Dodgers and the Houston Astros, which wrapped up on Nov. 1. I predicted, in this very paper on Oct. 4,...

MLAs must follow new path

The people have spoken, and they have spoken for change. We're hoping the new legislative assembly will be able to achieve the changes candidates have identified in their campaign platforms. Most notable in this move...

ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᓵᖓᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᑖᓄᑦ

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᔩᔪᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᕋᑦᑕ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖃᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅᐹᖑᔪᖅ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐃᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖃᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᑎᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᑦᐹᓂᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᖅᑐᓂ, ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᐲᑕ ᑕᑉᑑᓇ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ...

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᖁᑎᒃᓴᕐᓂᐊᖏᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᑉᓛᕈᒥᑕᑦ Corn Pops ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑎᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᒍᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖏᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑯᐊᓐ ᐹᑉᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᐃᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 80 ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᒐᕙᒪᓕᕆᔨᑦ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑎᐅᕙᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᖁᓯᖃᑎᒋᖏᑕᒥᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖁᔨᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ...

People will stop caring when even Corn Pops become racist

There are those among us who don't think society has reached the apex of oversensitivity yet. I can't see how we can become any more sensitive when just this past week, the finger of...

Democracy is more than an election

For those of you who make the choice to participate in your future and that of our territory by voting in the territorial election, you can do so knowing you have made a difference. The...

ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑑᖓᖏᒻᒪᑦ

ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᓯᒪᕙᒌᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᓗᑎᒃ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ 22 ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᑖᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ $120,000-ᓂᑦ  $220,000-ᒧᑦ - ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᖃᑕᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓂᓗ ᓲᖃᐃᒻᒪ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒥᓃᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ....

World a little emptier without Downie, Petty

2017 had already been a tough year for Kivalliq fans of classic rock with the deaths of Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman and Butch Tracks of the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath's Geoff Nichols and...

ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᒃᓯᕗᖅ ᑕᐅᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᖏᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑎ

ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖅ 2017 ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᓯᒪᓕᐊᓂᒃᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕈᓱᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman ᐊᒻᒪ Butch Tracks ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᐃᓐᖏᖅᑎ Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath’s Geoff Nichols ᐊᒻᒪ Chris Cornell ᑕᐃᑲᓂᒥᐅᑕᖅ Soundgarden, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕆᐊᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Tom Petty ᐊᒻᒪ Gord...

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᓐᓇᑐᐊᖅᐸᑦ

ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᑐᐃᓐᓇᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᒃᓗ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔪᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᐊᖅᓯᒋᐊᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᒋᐊᓖᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᑉᒪᑕ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᓕ. ᒪᓕᒐᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᐱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᐃᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᖁᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖏᓱᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᓂᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᒧᑦ ᐱᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᕈᓐᓇᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᕈᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᓗᒍ...

Private partners good for hamlets with resources

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is looking to take matters into its own hands, as government policies and timelines have left the hamlet waiting too long for a facility that allows residents to remain in...

David talks, facts walk

ᐃᓕᕿᑕᒫᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖓ ᐃᖕᒥᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒑᖓᒪ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒍᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑏᕕᑦ ᓴᓱᑭᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖓ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᕆᐊᖃᖁᔨᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖓ ᑕᐃᑉᓱᒪᓂ ᓴᓱᑭᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕌᓄ ᕼᐊᐃᑦᒥᒃ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᖢᑕ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖁᔨᖏᑦᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐱᕈᖅᓯᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᑉᑕ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒐᓚᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓵᒪᓐᓂᒃ. ᓴᓱᑭ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᕈᖅᓯᐊᖑᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᓵᒪᓐ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒋᑦ...

David talks, facts walk

I shake my head every time I see someone voicing concerns on social media using data from David Suzuki to back their stance. I have written in the past on Suzuki and Ronald Hites's demarketing...

Nunavut is a land of opportunity

The most popular story on our new website, nunavutnews.com, has so far been last week's profile on Anu Boucher, the young environmental technology student who has a dream of launching her own outfitting business...

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ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᐹᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓂᐅᔅᓄᐊᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ, nunavutnews.com-ᒥ, ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥᒃ ᐋᓄ ᐴᓱᒥᒃ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥᓄᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᖑᐊᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᑐᓛᕈᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᕕᓕᐅᕈᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᕈᒪᔭᖓ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔪᑕᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᓕᐅᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᐅᓱᓂᒃ...