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Garneau announces $45.5 million expansion of Rankin Inlet airport, funds for Kivalliq all-season road...

The Rankin Inlet airport will get two new wings to the existing terminal building making it four times its current capacity. Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau made the $45.5 million announcement in Iqaluit on Tuesday...

Ottawa gives $21.5 million to Kitikmeot road and port project

The federal government is committing $21.5 million to the Kitikmeot Inuit Association's slimmed-down request to get the Grays Bay Road and Port project “shovel ready” over the next couple of years. The funding announcement for...

Nunavut’s artists and centres deserve national standards

In Nunavut, there is never enough money to go around. With the deep need for housing, health, education and basic social supports, governments rightly devote their attentions and as many dollars as possible on...

Justice Canada announces funding for Nunavut initiatives

Justice Canada announced funding for a host of initiatives on Monday, adding up to $1.8 million to support the well-being of women and children. Among the projects is a new child advocacy centre to be...

Should NTI fund public housing?

As the Government of Nunavut struggles to meet demand for social housing based on federal funding, Housing Minister Patterk Netser is turning to land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) to help alleviate the...

UPDATED: Inuit organization in Ottawa seeks more funding; says urban Inuit ‘marginalized’ and underserved

Urban Inuit will remain 'marginalized' and underserved due to insufficient funding despite growing demand for training and employment programs, says a representative of an Ottawa-based Inuit organization. Jason LeBlanc, executive director of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI),...

Sheutiapik: Communities split $200,000 in food security contributions from GN yearly

After announcing a $100,000 food security donation from the Government of Greenland to Iqaluit on Thursday, Minister Elisapee Sheutiapik, who's responsible for poverty reduction, was asked to share the wealth. "Can we make sure that...