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Elders recognized as keepers of Inuit heritage and culture through awards

Elder Joseph Niptanatiak of Kugluktuk was invited to the Kugluktuk Hamlet office during the Jan. 7 council meeting and he presented with an Elders Recognition Award from Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). “He was very happy...

GN reducing fuel costs by nine cents in Iqaluit; by four cents in other...

Retail gasoline and diesel prices will drop by nine cents per litre in Iqaluit and by four cents per litre in all other Nunavut communities, before taxes, as of Monday, the GN announced Friday. The...

December 2019 in review: Doctor fights for respiratory vaccines; Baffin Fisheries wins in court;...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. Doctor seeks more RSV shots for Inuit infants but GN skeptical An Ontario pediatrician had launched a petition calling for every Inuit baby outside of Iqaluit...

November 2019 in review: GN turns to NTI for funding; Baffinland hearings suspended; walrus...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. GN leans on NTI to help fund projects Nunavut Housing Minister Patterk Netser called upon land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik to assist the territorial government in...

October 2019 in review: Trudeau makes promises in Iqaluit; Qaqqaq elected MP; housing minister...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. Trudeau promises to eliminate diesel during campaign stop A day after battling party leaders in the one and only English language debate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

September 2019 in review: fires trouble communities; classroom violence harms teacher recruitment; Arctic Bay...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. Increasing classroom violence driving away teachers, rep says As the GN was racing to fill more than 50 teaching positions across the territory in early September,...

Nunavummiut’s wishes for 2020; residents share their hopes for the year ahead

With a new year and a new decade upon us, Nunavummiut have aspirations for a better future. Some desire kinder and gentler interactions. "I’d like less bullying and hating others. It’s better when people get along...

August 2019 in review: Conservation deal for north Baffin; treatment centre funds secured; Iglulik...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. Millions promised for north Baffin Federal and territorial leaders gathered Aug. 1 in Iqaluit and celebrated a conservation deal that would see millions in community investments....

July 2019 in review: Contaminants improperly stored; tiny homes planned; Kugluktuk residents protest against...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. Contaminants left improperly stored Former Arctic Bay mayor Niore Iqalukjuak brought attention to the state of rusting and leaking barrels of fuel laying on the ground...

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June 2019 in review: Order of Nunavut for Kunuk; Greenland donates $100,000 for food;...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. Filmmaker recognized for bringing Inuit culture to global audiences Filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk received the territory's highest honour for his creative vision, which has taken Nunavut Inuit...

May 2019 in review: Angela Amarualik wins music award; Nunavut gets first female RCMP...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. GN scopes cost of adding 156 long-term care beds The Government of Nunavut posted a request for architectural designs for new long-term care facilities in Iqaluit...

April 2019 in review: Bolstering the Inuit language; Sedna carving unveiled in Ottawa; iglu...

A look back at 2019’s top stories, month by month. 'Our mother tongue can remain strong' – elder The 2019 Inuugatta Inuktuuqta Conference was held between March 25 to 29 in Iqaluit. The conference celebrated the...

Extreme cold warnings issued for several Nunavut communities

Environment Canada is advising some Nunavummiut to brace for extremely cold weather over the next few days. Wind chills of -55 C to -65 C are expected to persist today, tonight and throughout the weekend...

March 2019 in review: Inuit recollect Franklin for posterity; Arviat seeks birthing centre; Kunuk...

A look back at 2019's top stories, month by month. Inuit recollections of Franklin shipwrecks documented Inuit accounts of the Sir John Franklin shipwrecks were recorded for future generations. Parks Canada's Franklin Inuit Oral History Project team...

Amagoalik, Issaluk, Nicklen and Svoboda named to Order of Canada

Canada's governor general has announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada and John Amagoalik, Johnny Issaluk, Paul Nicklen and Joseph Svoboda are among them. Amagoalik was chosen for his "leadership in Canada’s North, notably...

Researchers find reduced contaminants in seals

Many Nunavummiut continue to eat seal meat and the good news from Environment and Climate Change Canada is that contaminants in the animals' meat, blubber and organs have generally been on the decline over...

Tips from a mechanic on how to keep your snowmobile humming

There's no more trusted vehicle for Nunavummiut zipping around on the land than the snowmobile. Keeping the machines in prime condition takes some know-how, and Rankin Inlet's Jackson Lindell has acquired those skills and knowledge,...

Cargo delays arise following airline merger

Canadian North's merger with First Air has been followed by some cargo headaches. The Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce released a statement describing freight arrival as “horrific at best” since the airlines started combining services on...

Smoother sailing for sealift in 2019

Sealift delivery in 2019 was generally smoother than in 2018, when ice conditions in some areas wreaked havoc on shipping schedules and prevented the final barge from arriving in the Kitikmeot. Northwest Territories-based Marine Transportation...