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Elders guide juniors in Kugluktuk

Elders come to Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik a few times a year for cultural rotations – a series of activities such as square dancing, story-telling, string games, Inuit games, drum dancing, singing and others. Students...

Country food program resumes in Kugluktuk

The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) has once again started purchasing wild meat from local harvesters. Twenty-five muskoxen tags are devoted to the country-food program, which is funded by the Department of Economic...

Bluenose-East caribou population declining

Bluenose-East caribou numbers have declined to the point that it has received a new designation denoting its low population. The change in status came during the Advisory Committee for Cooperation on Wildlife Management meeting Nov....

Check out Kugluktuk’s amazing Halloween costumes

Halloween brought out the community spirit in Kugluktuk. Many students and staff at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik dressed up for the occasion.  

Kugluktuk SAO Don LeBlanc departing, Ron Ladd hired as successor

After a decade of service as Kugluktuk's senior administrative officer, Don LeBlanc has tendered his resignation. He'll be leaving in early December and Ron Ladd, former SAO in Pangnirtung, will take over the job. LeBlanc, who...

In Kugluktuk, it was a brotherly affair in the race for mayor

There are some strong bonds among Kugluktuk's current mayor, runner-up for mayor and previous mayor. David Audlatak Nivingalok won a razor-close decision over Darren Ihumatak on Oct. 28. Nivingalok garnered 161 votes to 160 for...

Grateful for an elders feast

Residents in Kugluktuk have been holding a Thanksgiving feast for elders for 15 years and they did it again this October. The elementary school hosts the event. Teachers and students are central in organizing the...

Mavis Elias Adjun expanding into eco-tourism in Kugluktuk

Mavis Elias Adjun and her spouse Colin have not only learned to take over a business, they're expanding on it. Mavis worked for Webb Outfitting for years, but the late owner, Fred Webb, was eventually...

Kamingoak blasts GN over long-term care planning

Kugluktuk MLA Mila Kamingoak expressed "extreme frustration" Wednesday over the Department of Health's approach to long-term care planning and for not endorsing a long-standing "very comprehensive" hamlet proposal to support a facility in her...

Expressing appreciation for the fill-in postmaster

Kugluktuk's post office was shut down for a week when the community's post master resigned with little notice for personal reasons on Aug. 30. Postal employee Bo Wallenius from Cambridge Bay was on a plane...

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Rare shark caught in Kugluktuk

In his 73 years on earth Kugluktuk's John Kapakatoak had never seen a shark in person. That all changed Sept. 16 when a routine check on his seal nets yielded a 6-foot shark that...

Fire damage to Kugluktuk High School estimated at less than $100,000

A fire lit beneath Kugluktuk High School on Tuesday evening caused damage that's expected to cost less than $100,000 to repair, according to the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS). The fire affected the...

Kugluktuk greenhouse gears up for fall growth

The seeds have been planted and crops are growing in Kugluktuk's hydroponic greenhouse for its first fall season. The project, based inside a six-metre seacan and overseen by the Hamlet of Kugluktuk, was on hiatus...

Youths suspected of starting fire that closed Kugluktuk High School, mayor says

It's believed youths were responsible for starting a Tuesday evening fire under Kugluktuk High School that forced the facility to remain closed on Wednesday, Mayor Ryan Nivingalok says. Neither Nivingalok nor senior administrative officer Don...

UPDATE: Kugluktuk message in a bottle was dropped in Arctic Ocean

It turns out the message in a bottle that Kugluktuk resident David Peter Norberg found on Aug. 11 was dropped into the Arctic Ocean by crew aboard the icebreaker Louis St. Laurent. The bottle was...

Kugluktuk man finds message in a bottle after nine years

Kugluktuk's David Peter Norberg has recovered a bottle containing a message that was placed in the ocean in 2010. The bottle travelled a vast distance over those nine years, winding up on the shore of...

Kugluktuk power plant featuring 500-kilowatt solar capacity gets funding

Kugluktuk can proceed with plans for Nunavut's first new diesel power plant with 500-kilowatts of solar capacity as $20.5 million in federal funding was announced in Iqaluit on August 19. Qulliq Energy Corporation is contributing...

Kugluktuk’s fishing derby attracts nearly 50 competitors

Close to 50 anglers competed in the Kugluktuk fishing derby held July 31 to Aug. 5. The weather was sweltering for two of those days, with the thermometer climbing to almost 30C, said Stephanie Fummerton,...

Put more officers in Kugluktuk, RCMP told during community meeting

Kugluktuk residents are calling for more RCMP officers, higher police visibility and a dedicated night shift to tackle growing crime and a sense that the Mounties are not responsive enough to calls. Those were some...