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FULL STORY: Nunavut government, NTI, feds sign devolution agreement in principle

The signing of a devolution agreement in principle early morning Aug.15 capped a busy week of federal announcements in the capital. The intent of devolution is to see a transfer of powers from Ottawa to...

Nunavut government, Nunavut Inuit and feds sign devolution agreement in principle

The signing of a devolution agreement in principle capped a busy week of federal announcements in the capital this morning. "Today's a good day," said Premier Joe Savikataaq. "I have to admit I didn't think this...

RCMP partnering with Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp in recruitment effort

The RCMP and Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation are teaming up with a goal of enlisting more Inuit police officers in Nunavut. "The RCMP in Nunavut understand that having Inuit serve as RCMP officers breaks down...

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...

GN scrambling to fill 60 teaching vacancies

With the school year beginning in most Nunavut communities within the next three weeks, the Government of Nunavut is scrambling to find 60 more teachers. The bulk of those educators are needed in the Qikiqtani...

School year begins Friday in some communities

Summer vacation grinds to a halt for some young Nunavummiut as early as Friday. Students in Baker Lake and Gjoa Haven are scheduled to report to school first as the school year begins earliest in...

Child care demand in Nunavut lags rest of country

Nunavummiut make the least use of early learning and child care services in the country, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Only 36.7 per cent of Nunavummiut newborns to five year olds are dropped...

Future scientists at work

Close to 8,500 Northern youth are engaged in 30 hands-on science camps each summer through Actua. The camps combine traditional knowledge with Northern science. College and university students act as instructors, also imparting lessons relating...

Marine Protected Area deal signed: Akeeagok, Savikataaq and Trudeau conclude decades-long work to protect...

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) president P.J. Akeeagok, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved forward today in creating the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area. The public event took place at the new Nunavut...

Four donated ambulances from Ontario bound for Nunavut communities

Cape Dorset, Iglulik, Clyde River and Taloyoak will be receiving donated emergency response vehicles on sealift thanks to the Region of Peel in Ontario. The Peel regional government and its paramedics decided to ship the...

Joys of learning

A total of 20-to-25 students a day, aged seven to 12, took part in a week-long Actua science camp in Rankin Inlet last week. The theme of this year’s science camp was science, technology, engineering...

Ottawa’s housing efforts fall short

Three thousand, five hundred homes. That's the number of residences that the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) estimates need to be built to meet demand among Nunavummiut. NHC is putting up approximately 100 new units per year. That...

Housing corporation trying new roofs, walls to prevent mould

Mould in Priscilla Curley's Hall Beach home makes her break out in hives, forcing her to take allergy medication. It's become a way of life over her 16 years there. Spores fester under window sills and...

Around the Kiv: Aglukark going into hall of fame

Hall of Fame Arviat/Nunavut The Kickball’s own Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, is the Western Canadian Hall of Fame inductee for 2019. International recording artist Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, was announced as the 2019 Western Canadian...

Time to count Arctic char

A $20 reward is being offered to fishers in the Kivalliq region who will bring in the stomach contents and muscle from their catch of Arctic char to their local hunters and trappers organizations...

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...

Nunavut’s wrestling team set for Western Canada Summer Games

Wrestling is a sport which always finds Nunavut in good stead when it comes to roster size. It's no different this time around and the territory will be the largest contingent among the North when the...

Inuit miniature carvings on display in Winnipeg

Some of the tiniest examples of Inuit carvings are a big attraction at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The exhibit Small Worlds: Inuit Miniature Carving opened during the July 20-21 weekend. More than 100 diminutive carvings by...

Don’t let cruise ship profits sail away

The mid-1840s brought Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men to the Northwest Passage. As we know, they didn't fare so well. More than 170 years later, huge cruise ships, each carrying hundreds...

WWF Canada invests $250,000 in new wildlife projects in the North

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada is prepared to ante up approximately $250,000 to fund new projects that will aim to benefit narwhal, beluga, caribou, polar bears and humans. Research will entail a mixture of Inuit...