Nunavut finally hit the win column officially at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, N.S., as the rink from the Iqaluit Curling Club defeated Quebec on Saturday by a score of 4-3. The smiling ladies are, from left, Megan Ingram, Jenine Bodner, Jennifer Blaney, Alison Griffin, Sadie Pinksen and coach Susanne Martin. photo courtesy of Curling Canada

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 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. We now know when –...
Andrew Carr (39) looks to win a face off against Team Nunavut's Chase Herron during the Arctic Showcase tournament at the Yk Community Arena last month. Carr will be part of the boys team that will suit up for the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., next month. NNSL file photo

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 in Red Deer, Alta. It will be the first official...
Max Joy of Iqaluit was Nunavut's choice to carry in the territory's flag during the opening ceremony for the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Feb. 15. photo courtesy of Team Nunavut

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

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 joined in with the 12 other provinces and territories in...

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 a firm in Winnipeg, a certified archeologist will come to...

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 York City, and the world Jan. 31. Iqaluit's Marlene Watson was...
The health centre in Rankin Inlet on July 24, 2009. Health staff are working on a pandemic plan to deal with H1N1 Kassina Ryder/NNSL photo

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 in greatest need of additional staff. However, the impact at the...
Eight members of the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society will be on their way to Melbourne, Australia next month to take part in the inaugural Chan Hun International Taewkondo Federation World Championships as part of Team Canada. They include, from left, coach Matthew Smallacombe, Nicholas McDermott, Jennifer Ellsworth, Daniella Calamayan, Catriona Popoff, Christopher Gerlach and Curtis Lu, who was in Iqaluit for a training session late last month. Missing from the photo are Alex McDermott and Eileen Duffy. photo courtesy of Maryse Mahy

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 happen in terms of medals. Its next trip, though, is the...
Nunavut's Youth Ambassador Program will be on the ground at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., to help out with activities during week two. They are, from left, Matthew Ford-Rogers of Rankin Inlet, Tanya Tugak of Rankin Inlet, Donald Mullins of Chesterfield Inlet, Shaun Nauyuk of Iqaluit, Katrina Anderson of Rankin Inlet, Sylvia Kablutsiak of Arviat, Melanie Qaqqasiq of Naujaat, Jewel Kuksuk of Arviat and Carla Kaayak of Baker Lake. Missing from the photo is Alesha Tiglik of Iqaluit. photo courtesy of Alison Griffin

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 have one group of members that will be doing something...

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 24 new creations at Paris Fashion Week, while singing star...

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 warehouse. The company received $12.7 million towards the new building from...

Kitikmeot business sprouts from beans

Kaapittiaq Coffee, a product of the Kitikmeot Heritage Society made with beans purchased from Peru, was sampled at a recent community launch celebration. The product will hopefully be on store shelves by the end of...

Free tax clinics headed to Nunavut communities this season

With tax season kicking off, the Canada Revenue agency launched three new northern service centres in Iqaluit, Yellowknife and Whitehorse Feb. 11 in hopes improving tax services in Canada's territories.  Fewer reviews and reassessments and...

Nunavut HTOs to receive training for increased funding access

With a federal infusion of $216,000, the Nunavut Inuit Wildlife Secretariat will be able to develop new governance tools to increase and enhance capacity for the territory's hunters and trappers organizations (HTOs). "The training and...

Pirurvik preschool program reaps $1 million Arctic Inspiration Prize

An innovative made-in-Nunavut preschool program has $1 million to invest in expansion thanks to the Arctic Inspiration Prize.  The Pirurvik Preschool in Pond Inlet, which allows children to express natural curiosity to learn about what...

Iglulik elder cleared in GN investigation into polar bear shootings

An Iglulik elder who shot a mother polar bear and her cub within municipal boundaries in December was justified in killing the animals, a GN investigation has determined. "The Department of Environment, in conjunction and...

Inuktut absent from proposed federal languages legislation

Inuit leaders are calling out the federal government, saying Indigenous languages legislation engagement was carried out in bad faith. Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez introduced the proposed Indigenous Languages bill in the House of...

COLUMN: Grow the solution from within

I can't say I've gotten to know a lot of people well in the community of Baker Lake, but I've gotten to know more than a handful very well during the past two decades. And,...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Inuit seamstresses create Canada Goose line, Nunavut authors celebrated, and Pang...

The territory's creativity and spirit shine this week, in traditional sewing on the world stage, in made-in-Nunavut books children and their parents love to read, and a community dances. Canada Goose's new Project Atigi line...

Team of creatives sets out to motivate with rap, art and magic

Thanks to a few high-profile supporters, Influencers Motivating Influencers (IMI) is on track to roll out their most ambitious community wellness tour yet. "We always wish we could do more," said co-founder David DeVos, who...

Inutiq’s 22-point Facebook post calls out racism, economic disparity in Nunavut

"It's no accident, our suicides, our men in jail, homelessness – basically poverty-related issues that exist in Nunavut. Those aren't accidents. Those are side effects of systems that exist, and people that benefit from...

Iconic rocker Tom Cochrane eager to entertain Cambridge Bay

Tom Cochrane's illustrious musical career has spanned more than 40 years, but headlining the 20th Kitikmeot Trade Show will break new ground for him. Playing in Cambridge Bay will be Cochrane's northernmost performance. He's never...

EDITORIAL: Nurse and doctor shortage requires creative solutions

Nunavut is suffering as a result of a medical staffing shortage, and it doesn't appear anyone has a solution. Arviat North – Whale Cove MLA John Main discusses how the staffing shortage is affecting his...

After-school program aims to make youth healthier

Recreation equipment is scarce in many Nunavut communities, but that's not stopping the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) from promoting healthy living and physical activity for youth. The newly-introduced Leading the Way program...

Keeping elders healthy is ongoing effort

The battle for a dedicated in-territory, long-term care centre for elders has been waged for years. The Nunavut Seniors Society is firmly in support of the idea. "We're still lagging way behind in terms of our...

Sanikiluaq votes to remain a ‘dry’ community

Sanikiluaq residents voted 63 per cent in favour of remaining a prohibited community in a plebiscite held Monday, according to the GN Department of Finance. "At this time, the residents of Sanikiluaq have decided that...

Going west for Arctic Inspiration

The day of reckoning is drawing near and some huge cash prizes could await a couple of Cambridge Bay projects. A delegation from the community will be travelling to Whitehorse next week for the 7th...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Our health and well-being

When we talk about health, we automatically think of our physical state, and that is true but let's not forget about our three other domains that make up our structure. These are the emotional,...

ITK issues scathing rejection of federal Indigenous languages bill

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says a federal languages bill introduced in the House of Commons today fails to protect Inuit rights to speak Inuktut and it won't help revitalize the language. The national Inuit organization also...
Women in Cambridge Bay participated in amauti making classes to find a way to reduce smoking. Through a funded program, the Department of Healthy Living (Wellness Centre) supplied material and sewing supplies along with sewing machines for women to learn how to make baby-packing parkas – western Kitikmeot style amautiit. Sewing is a good way to occupy your cravings to avoid smoking or just to cut down the amount of cigarettes smoking. Way to go ladies! Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

TEA TALK: Good news for Cambridge Bay’s athletes

Hello from the cold, cold community of Cambridge Bay. We've been experiencing lots of cold weather, and we hope everyone is keeping safe and warm during these winter months. The sun has been out...

Resolute continues quest for wellness

Resolute Bay has seen its share of hardship and tragedy. To help the community of close to 200 residents along the road to wellness, motivational speakers were brought in Jan. 22 to 27. There was a...
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