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China trade mission on ‘backburner’: Premier

The GNWT has shelved its trade mission to China following diplomatic tensions and the arrests of Canadian citizens. After Canadian authorities arrested China’s Huawei Technologies...

Wren Acorn to skate for gold in girls 1,500-metre speedskating

Team NT will have its first chance to hit the medal column at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., this afternoon thanks...

Addictions and trauma treatment targeted for funding, Hickes says in advance of budget address

The Government of Nunavut's budget for 2019-2020 will include Health funding earmarked for the implementation of in-territory addictions and trauma treatment, based on a...

Choosing Wisely Campaign marks first anniversary

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority celebrated the first anniversary of its Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories campaign on Friday. The NWT campaign is...

Twenty years of trade show progress

On the 20th anniversary of the Kitikmeot Trade Show, some time was devoted to reflection on how far the event, and the region, has...

Supreme Court ruling on environmental liability could warrant NWT legislative changes

The territorial government is analyzing whether the Supreme Court of Canada's Redwater decision, which ruled that companies facing insolvency must pay environmental liabilities before...

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 4

Here's what Team NT and Nunavut will be up to on Day 4 at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. All times MST Hockey 9:00...

Still a glimmer of hope for Nunavut speedskaters at Canada Winter Games

Nunavut's speedskating outfit at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., isn't out of it yet in terms of the 500-metre and 1,500-metre...

Wren Acorn through to 1,500-metre semifinals in speedskating at Canada Winter Games

Speedskating has always been a sport where the NWT has excelled at and if all goes well tomorrow, it could be a big highlight...

Team NT can’t close the deal against Prince Edward Island in boys hockey

Prince Edward Island is probably the luckiest team in the boys hockey competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. For the second straight game, the...

Nunavut boys hockey team hits win column at Canada Winter Games

It's been a weekend of firsts for Nunavut all around the country. The rink skipped by Jenine Bodner won Nunavut's first main draw game at...

Yellowknife Women’s Society awarded multi-year funding from United Way NWT

The United Way NWT has announced that 20 non-profit organizations will receive their annual grants. This year the Yellowknife Women's Society has been awarded...

Table tennis leads the way for Nunavut in first day of action at Canada Winter Games

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are underway in Red Deer, Alta., and it was table tennis which kicked things off for Nunavut. The boys and...

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 3

Here's what Team NT and Nunavut will be up to on Day 3 of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Sunday: All...

Nunavut wins historic first game at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

It wasn't a question of if but more a question of when Nunavut would finally be able to raise their arms in official victory...

Team NT table tennis boys get off on right foot at Canada Winter Games

For a team that was simply hoping to score a few points here and there at the Canada Winter Games, this result must have...

Pilot in deadly crash remembered by spouse as ‘the most positive person’

Audrey Paquette remembers seeing a handsome well-dressed man staring at her at a popular music venue in Toronto called the Modclub in 2006. She...

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 2

Here are the teams and athletes in action on Saturday for Team NT and Team Nunavut on Day 2 of the Canada Winter Games...

Max Joy “grateful and excited” to carry Nunavut flag for Canada Winter Games opening ceremony

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are officially underway in Red Deer, Alta., with the opening ceremony having taken place the evening of Feb. 15. Nunavut...

Avens marks National Flag of Canada Day

  Avens Community for Seniors celebrated National Day of the Canada Flag on Feb. 15 with a flag rasiing ceremony. The event brought out about...

CanNor gives $250,000 to three tourism initiatives in Yellowknife

MP Micheal McLeod announced on Feb. 14 that Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will be providing funding to the tune of $250,000 to...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Archeological mapping project

The Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet is taking steps to document sites of archeological value within municipal boundaries via a mapping project. Through an arrangement with...

Two seamstresses share their experience with Canada Goose’s Project Atigi

A secret project, 14 Inuit seamstresses, and a now-fashionable parka company – those are the basic elements of a revelation that wowed Nunavut, New...

Nurse shortage no crisis, says mayor

Nunavut is enduring a shortage of nurses and the Government of Nunavut Department of Health has identified Rankin Inlet as one of the communities...

Iqaluit Taekwondo Society heading down under

If you've been following the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society's exploits in recent years, you will know that whenever they travel to events, good things usually...

The other Nunavut team at the Canada Winter Games

Nunavut will be sending athletes for weeks one and two of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. The week two contingent, though, will...

Precautionary landing “a non-event” says Ahmic Air owner

No one was injured after an Ahmic Air plane made a precautionary landing on Back Bay this afternoon. "It was a pretty non-event," said Ahmic...

Canadian report finds gaps in U.S. draft plan on coastal oil leases

A Canadian report found the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has information gaps on the risks that oil and gas development in coastal...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Victoria’s Arctic Fashion hits the Paris runways

The design and sewing skills of Inuit will get another burst of recognition on the world stage later this month when Victoria Kakuktinniq unveils...

First Air’s new Iqaluit cargo warehouse still on track for 2020 completion

The GN is currently reviewing First Air's application for a parcel of land in Iqaluit where the company hopes to build its new cargo...
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Opinion & Editorial Articles

In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Meaningful talks

A meaningful meeting is one that results in well-informed engagement for all parties of interest....

EDITORIAL: Feds lack courage to protect Inuktut

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says Inuktut is Canada's most resilient Indigenous language. Perhaps ITK shouldn't be...

EDITORIAL: Price of internet too darn high

Stephen Hawking once said, “We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in...

NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Share the caribou stew

Growing up with my grandmother I don’t remember eating very much store-bought meat. We always had...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Housing and northern allowance for home owners in the NWT

From: Ernest Taylor Pokiak, Tuktoyaktuk Dear editor, This is an opportune time to send a message to...
GNWT Local 1 members attend a strike preparation meeting at Mildred Hall School on Saturday. The strike was narrowly avoided later that night after 11th hour negotiations produced an agreement to put outstanding issues to mediator Vince Ready to decide. NNSL file photo

EDITORIAL: Yk a company town and that company is the GNWT

If territorial government workers had an extra spring in their steps Monday morning, they could...

Yellowknife’s Own Lot in Life

Oh, so that’s what improvements look like. I recall my first memorable view of the downtown...

EDITORIAL: Letter is required reading for all in Nunavut

Sandra Inutiq's open letter to non-Inuit – originally posted to her personal Facebook stream and...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Moving forward

Moving forward has become a common phrase in corporate and general gatherings of interest and...

EDITORIAL: Red tape doesn’t pay the bills

What happens when a mining company jumps through all the hoops and still gets shut...