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NDP turns to youth for Nunavut candidate, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq announced to run for MP

The New Democratic Party (NDP) this evening announced Mumilaaq Qaqqaq as their pick for the Oct. 21 federal election. “Some of my priorities as Member of Parliament is creating and maintaining harmonious and stable relationships...

Plane lands in Cambridge Bay after engine fails; no reports of injuries

There are no reports of injuries after engine failure forced an aircraft to land in Cambridge Bay Wednesday night, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) tells Nunavut News. Gerrit Verneer, a TSB spokesperson based...

Plane with engine on fire landing in Cambridge Bay

Our correspondent Navalik Tologanak reports that a plane is landing at Cambridge Bay with an engine on fire. Updates will be made when we learn more.

Around the Kiv

Award presented Rankin Inlet Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik (MUI) Class of 2019 graduate Katrina Anderson was recently presented with the Governor General's Academic Medal during graduation ceremonies at MUI in Rankin Inlet. The Governor General's Academic Medal is...

Feds release long-term vision for Canada’s North

The Liberal government has delivered on its promise of a long-term vision for Canada’s North a little over one month before October’s federal election. Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett released the Arctic and Northern...

Placement as important as creation with education

Rankin Inlet was still under the flag of the NWT when I first arrived, and there were going to be many challenges awaiting the Government of Nunavut when our territory first came into being...

New Era down Juggernauts to claim Rankin softball title

Team New Age rose to the occasion and took down the Juggernauts 10-8 to claim the 2019 Rankin Inlet Co-ed Softball League title in Rankin last month. The championship series was a back-and-forth affair, with...

Nickel mine produced drastic change in lifestyle for many Inuit

The move to Rankin Inlet from Naujaat to work in the nickel mine was an historic change in life for the families involved in the mid-1950s – and Piita Irniq, originally from Naujaat, remembers...

Conservation officers help teacher with wildlife course in Baker Lake

Students at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) benefitted from a recent partnership of sorts between their school and conservation officers at the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment, Wildlife Management Division office in Baker...

SPORTS TALK: Bianca Andreescu, hopefully, is what Canadian tennis has been waiting for

Fake news is the favourite term Donald Trump likes to use when he's not happy with things he reads or hears about himself. When Hurricane Dorian was busy laying waste to the Atlantic, Trump trotted...

Nunavut News – Sept. 9 Edition

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Classroom violence and too much work driving away teachers, union president says

The school year is underway across the territory and the Department of Education is still racing to fill 56.5 positions. Nunavut has a teacher recruitment issue and it’s worse than in the rest of the...

Fire damage to Kugluktuk High School estimated at less than $100,000

A fire lit beneath Kugluktuk High School on Tuesday evening caused damage that’s expected to cost less than $100,000 to repair, according to the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS). A fire was set...

Family’s talents on display at Gjoa Haven fashion show

A mother and daughter were among the big winners at the Umiyaqtutt Festival fashion show on Sept. 1. Zuri Apiana models the winning outfit in the traditional clothing category at the Umiyaqtutt Festival Fashion Show....

Iglulik initiates security patrols following three fires in three days

The hamlet, businesses and a few volunteer residents in Iglulik have set up security patrols after three fires were started in three days. This Aug. 27 Iglulik house fire was followed by the torching of...

Youths suspected of starting fire that closed Kugluktuk High School, mayor says

It’s believed youths were responsible for starting a Tuesday evening fire under Kugluktuk High School that forced the facility to remain closed on Wednesday, Mayor Ryan Nivingalok says. A fire set under Kugluktuk High School...

Iqaluit man charged following weekend standoff with police

A 48-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged with several firearms-related offences after a standoff with the RCMP on Saturday that lasted several hours. Moses Kilabuk appeared before a justice of the peace and was released...

Cracking down on booze at hockey tournament

There will be zero tolerance for players bringing alcohol into the community for sale during the annual Calm Air Cup — the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) — senior men's hockey tournament, said the event's...

Kunuk’s latest project to screen at Toronto International Film Festival

Acclaimed director Zacharias Kunuk’s latest project, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 13, Isuma Distribution International announced Tuesday. One Day in the Life...

Kudos to new RCMP recruitment program

The results remain to be seen, but a process that will begin in January to, hopefully, recruit more Inuit into the ranks of the RCMP is long overdue. The RCMP have partnered with Nunavut Tunngavik...

Get Happy Summer Day Camp wraps up 2019 season

While school is back in session across much of the territory, many youth had a great time during summer vacation thanks to day camps. The Get Happy Summer Day Camp, organized by the Recreation and...

Agnico Eagle donates $1 million to several community projects

Agnico Eagles Mines (AEM) made a huge splash when it donated more than $1 million to community initiatives in Baker Lake on Aug. 24. Held during the annual Festival by the Lake event, the announcement...

Rankin mom gets son with speech challenges back to school full time

A four-year-old boy is back in kindergarten full time thanks to the efforts of his mom, Samantha Nakoolak, who wouldn’t take no for an answer. Michael Tutanuak, 4, is all smiles during his first day...

New executive director for Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce

Valter Botelho-Resendes was recently hired as executive director for the Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce. He replaces Cynthia Ene, who is returning to consulting after having served as the Chamber’s executive director since the organization was...

RCMP make arrest following standoff in Iqaluit

A man has been arrested following what police initially described as an “armed and barricaded” incident in the Happy Valley area of Iqaluit on Saturday morning. An emergency response to the residence in the 500...

Nunavut News – Sept. 2 Edition

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Encouraging success in education

When we look at our workplace environment, we see that we are in high-tech mode and the learning process or education is key to entry and success in the workplace. This involves participation of...

Main wants financial aid from Ottawa for Northern air travel

While funding announcements from the federal government have been numerous over the past few weeks, there’s at least one more that Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main would like to see. “I believe that a...

Canadian North, First Air release merged flight schedule

As the North’s two largest airlines continue to work out details of their approved merger, they have released a unified flight schedule, which will be effective Nov. 1. Among the changes that the airlines have...

Agnico Eagle delivers $1 million for community initiatives in Baker Lake

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has a lot to celebrate with the official opening of its Amaruq Whale Tail project, and it had the near-by community of Baker Lake join in the celebration by donating...