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Celebrating the return of the sun with a pie baking contest

To celebrate the return of the sun, Parks Canada held a sun-themed pie baking contest on Feb. 1 in Pond Inlet. Around 6 p.m., 12 bakers from the community showed up with their creatively decorated...

Registration for Piruvik preschool is now open

The Pirurvik preschool has a few openings left for the January to April session. This four-month program is free and accessible to anyone in the community who wants to enroll a child. The only...

Food bank continues to feed 100 families biweekly

Since Feb. 2019, the Mittima Food Bank Society has been regularly distributing different kinds of food to Pond Inlet community members. For example, last weekend hamburger meat, sandwich meat, hot dogs, pizza dough, lettuce,...

Baffinland cuts 586 contract jobs

Baffinland Iron Mines has scaled back its workforce by 586 contract employees. The company stated that the layoffs, made public last week, are due to uncertainty associated with regulatory permit approvals for its phase two...

Guides, search-and-rescue team polish ice rescue skills

Guides and search-and-rescue team members had the opportunity to take Surface Ice Field Safety instruction in Pond Inlet May 8 to 10. Trainer Steve Ruskay, who organized the certification course in the community, in partnership...

He never took no for an answer – remembering Joe Enook

Joe Enook's death the evening of Friday, March 29 – made public the next morning – devastated his friends and colleagues, and saddened many Nunavummiut. The following Monday, when the Nunavut Mining Symposium opened, it...

AROUND NUNAVUT: An igluvigaq, a wellness tour, and art as a tool for...

Year of programming wraps up with igluvigaq-building workshop Qikiqtarjuaq Nunavut Youth LEAP (Land-based Educational Adventure Programs) hosted an igluvigaq-building workshop led by Loasie Aliqatuqtuq in Qikiqtarjuaq the weekend of April 6. "This was the final event of...