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Beat addiction by reclaiming Inuit culture

  What began as a desire to “explore the idea of drinking,” became a 28-year addiction with alcohol for Piita Irniq. At the age of 21, Irniq drank alcohol for the very first time while...

Exclusive: Beating addiction by reclaiming Inuit culture

What began as a desire to "explore the idea of drinking," became a 28-year addiction with alcohol for Piita Irniq. At the age of 21, Irniq drank alcohol for the very first time while living...

Addiction-free musician serves as a role model for Nunavut youth

Daniel Monkman, a musician by trade, began drinking alcohol and taking drugs at the age of 15. He grew up in a small town close to Winnipeg called Selkirk and also lived on a...

Cambridge Bay man calls for movement on beer and wine store

From Rick Gillis, Cambridge Bay In the Nov. 4 edition of Nunavut News, there was an item relating to the lack of cannabis outlets in Nunavut. (Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam) Arreak-Lightstone implies the GN Dept. of Finance,...

Gjoa Haven to vote on liquor restrictions

A petition has brought about a Dec. 9 plebiscite on potentially changing Gjoa Haven from a community where alcohol is prohibited to one where restricted quantities of liquor can be imported. Such petitions are required...

Working up a sweat in dry communities

Sport tournaments suffer from players who won’t leave alcohol at home when competing in dry communities. I spoke with four sports players this past week – two in person and two over social media –...

Measure Iqaluit beer and wine store’s impacts on surrounding communities, Nakashuk urges

Pangnirtung MLA Margaret Nakashuk wants the GN to track the effects Iqaluit's beer and wine store has on neighbouring communities. "I want to remind the government that although residents of the capital city had the...

Iqaluit’s crime rate surpasses that of smaller communities

New Statistics Canada data released Tuesday shows that the crime rate in Iqaluit is higher than in Nunavut's other communities. That's the inverse of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, where the capital cities have...

AROUND NUNAVUT: A happy, crafty Easter, the premier searches for a literacy hero,...

Easter fun at the library Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay Rarely has a library seen as much fun as Easter time at the May Hakongak Community Library in Cambridge Bay. During the past two weeks, up to 30 children have...