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Iglulik initiates security patrols following three fires in three days

The hamlet, businesses and a few volunteer residents in Iglulik have set up security patrols after three fires were started in three days. An unoccupied private residence was badly damaged on Aug. 27, an old...

Fire destroys Iglulik home

An early morning fire razed a privately-owned home in Iglulik on Tuesday. The house, which is located near some GN staff units, was not occupied and was only used sparingly by the owner, according to...

Iglulik celebrates bowhead catch; maktaaq shared with visiting elders

Judah Sarpinak steadied himself on the floor of the boat, less than 15 feet from an enormous 30-foot bowhead whale. At such close range with the powerful animal, one mistake by Sarpinak and his uncle...

Iglulik high school still on hold; Kugaaruk’s new school opens soon

Iglulik's new high school was expected to open for the 2018-19 school year but it sat empty and it will remain that way until January, according to the Department of Education. The Government of Nunavut...

Iglulik HTA seeks funding for outpost camp cleanup

The Iglulik Hunters and Trappers Association (HTA) is turning to the Government of Nunavut for money to cover the demolition of several old outpost camps. Most of the wooden cabins are located on the shoreline...

Judge denies bail to Iglulik man facing multiple firearms offences

An Iglulik man facing eight firearms-related charges won't be granted the bail he's seeking as the judge in his case says releasing him would "undermine public confidence in the administration of justice." Dennis Piugattuk was...

Iglulik prepares for elders gathering

Invitations have been extended to Nunavut and Nunavik communities to send participants to an annual elders gathering during the second week of August. Between 200-300 elders are expected to attend the event in Iglulik. "They're going...

Iglulik fishing derby reels in more than 30 participants

More than 30 people took part in an Iglulik fishing derby May 17-May 20, and the winners were rewarded with cash prizes. Nicolas Akittirq took home a $1,000 cheque for the heaviest fish caught around...

Several school grades closed in Iglulik due to teacher shortage, reports Quassa

Listening to his constituents, as well as the local radio in Iglulik, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa heard the disturbing news that students were asked not to attend school due to a teacher shortage. He said...

Award-winning Arctic Fresh plans to expand

Arctic Fresh, an Iglulik-based online retailer that brings groceries and other products to Nunavummiut, is ambitiously aiming to serve all of Nunavut, perhaps as soon as next year, says CEO Rhoda Angutimarik. The company, which...

RCMP resolve alleged armed barricade situation in Iglulik

Iglulik RCMP peacefully resolved a crisis situation involving an alleged armed and barricaded individual in a residence in the early morning hours on Saturday. The Mounties' Containment Response Team and crisis negotiators made contact with...

Rescuers, cultural leaders, volunteers earn Commissioner’s awards in Iglulik

Nunavut Commissioner Nellie Kusugak came to Iglulik on May 7 to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations, including the fire department and search and rescue group. The dedicated volunteer firefighters and search and search and rescue...

With traditional Inuit village completed, Iglulik prepares to celebrate

A traditional Inuit village consisting of several iglus built just outside of Iglulik will be the site of a community celebration this weekend, if Mother Nature cooperates. The festivities were planned for last weekend but...

Iglulik residents build better boot

There are winter boots at the store that can be purchased and worn home, and then there are sealskin kamiit crafted by hand. Five Iglulik residents have opted to go the latter route and started...