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Pond Inlet firefighters create an outdoor rink for kids

Firefighters in Pond Inlet responded to a different kind of scene on March 21, not putting out a fire but creating an outdoor rink for the kids. With the local arena being closed, kids...

Ulu workshops for public

Valter Botelho-Resendes, owner of Aaliak Consulting, in collaboration with the Department of Healthy Living in Cambridge Bay put on a workshop that ran from Feb. 17 to 21. This program was open to all who...

Country food program helps feed the people of Kugluktuk

The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization runs a Country Food Program that is administered by the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation. The HTO applies for and receives up to $30,000...

What to do on New Year’s Eve across the NWT

No one does New Year's Eve quite like the North. So, whether it's live entertainment, watching a spectacular fireworks show in a spectacular setting or enjoying traditional games 'til the sun comes up, let this...

Housing Corp’s revised hardware outlet bid sparks criticism

Reactions are mixed following a statement from the NWT Housing Corporation on a possible bid to open government-supported hardware outlets in small communities. Corporation spokesperson Charles Sanders told NNSL Media on Dec. 16 that potential...

AROUND THE NORTH: Greenhouse plans year-round garden in Inuvik

On Aug. 22, the community greenhouse received a helping hand. Its roof, suffering from rain and water damage on the building’s commercial side, needed patch repairs. Solvest, which was installing solar panels in the community, offered...

AROUND THE NORTH: Workshop tackles energy plan

Workshop tackles energy plan Deline/Fort Franklin Residents of Deline were given an opportunity to weigh in on their community's energy plan thanks to a workshop set for Aug. 6. The workshop was scheduled to take place from...

AROUND THE NORTH: Norman Wells gets strategic

Lli Goline/Norman Wells The Town of Norman Wells released its 2019 Strategic Plan on June 25 to address those seeking more accountability from their elected officials. "This document is a new framework which sets the stage...

AROUND THE NORTH: Chipewayn language social

  Chipewayn language social Smiths Landing The Smiths Landing First Nations Reserve is hosting weekly language socials starting on July 4. Agnes Cheezie will be holding meetings every Thursday from 7 p.m. To 9 p.m. At the...

AROUND THE NORTH: Jamboree seeking volunteers

Jamboree seeking volunteers Enterprise The Enterprise Gateway Jamboree needs volunteers. The volunteers would be required from Aug. 9 to 11 for tasks such as setup and teardown, the front gate, janitorial, overseeing children's activities, ticket sales and...

AROUND THE NORTH: The 2019 graduating class at Chief Sunrise Education Centre

Aklavik The Aklavik Indian Band is hosting a Jail and Bail fundraiser on June 14 to help cover the transportation costs for any community members who are interested in attending the Dene National Assembly at...

AROUND THE NORTH: FoodSafe course trains Deline

FoodSafe course trains Deline Deline At least 10 people in Deline recently learned how to safely and properly handle food. Aurora College offered free FoodSafe Training on May 17 as a short course, meant to prepare...

AROUND THE NORTH: The great green clean

The great green clean Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson Community members in Fort Simpson are pitching in to get the Seven Spruce Golf Course ready for the season. In the annual community event, which was scheduled to take place...

AROUND NUNAVUT: A qamutik, a $4,000 donation and four great films

Student builds his own qamutik Sanikiluaq Shops class at Sanikiluaq’s Paatsaali School is generating many creations, but one is a stand-out. Qinnaujuaq Iqaluq built himself a qamutik. Paatsaali School student and avid hunter Qinnaujuaq Iqaluq proudly stands next...