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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...

RCMP to meet with mayor, SAO following Kugluktuk protest

What police described as a "small protest" in Kugluktuk on Wednesday afternoon is being taken very seriously, the RCMP stated in a news release issued Thursday afternoon. "At this time we are gathering further information...

Dramatic video of Kugluktuk residents protesting outside RCMP detachment

This video footage, courtesy of Ron Tologanak, shows Kugluktuk residents holding a protest outside the RCMP detachment on Wednesday afternoon. Tologanak can be heard shouting: “Don’t be lazy. Don’t be racist. Just do your job.” A...

Kugluktuk residents hold protest against RCMP

Close to 25 residents in Kugluktuk called upon the police to be more responsive to complaints as they protested outside the RCMP detachment early Wednesday afternoon. For about half an hour, community members held signs...

Fisher believes he caught a char and trout hybrid

Tyler Akeeagok pulled an unusual fish from his net a few kilometres east of Kugluktuk on July 17. He thinks it's a mix of Arctic char and lake trout. “It had features of a lake trout...
Andre Ihumatak of Kugluktuk waits for the ball to come to him for a shot during the boys final of the Grade 4-5 Yellowknife Soccer Tournament in the NWT capital on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Two-for-two for Kugluktuk on the soccer pitch

Seems the Kitikmeot region made Yellowknife its own stomping round sports-wise earlier this month. On the backs of Cambridge Bay's win at the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament, the boys soccer team from Kugluktuk was on...
Kugluktuk's Jonathon Ihumatak tries to shield the ball from an Inuvik Wolves player during Grade 6 boys division playoff action at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife on April 28. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Back-to-back titles for Kugluktuk at Junior Super Soccer

They came, they saw and they conquered. Again. The Grade 6 boys soccer team from Kugluktuk High School made it two in a row as they successfully defended their title at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife...

Kugluktuk lacrosse impacting the west

A man born and raised in Kugluktuk is now teaching youth across the Western Arctic the fundamentals of lacrosse. Kyle Aviak just spent two full days teaching students in Fort Providence, NWT the ins and...