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Nunavut projects vie for Arctic Inspiration Prize money

Nunavut is going to either win the $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize or have a share of it. The two finalists for the grand prize, which will be awarded on Feb. 5 in Ottawa, have a...

Coral claims bantam crown

Prime Paniyuk scored on a beautiful wrap-around early in the first overtime period to give Coral Harbour a dramatic 5-4 victory over Rankin Inlet to claim the 2020 Rankin Rock Bantam Championship in Rankin...

Nunavut News, Jan. 27 Edition

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Threads of Living Memory exhibit features Inuit crafts

The Glenbow art and history museum in Calgary will put Inuit textile crafts on display in an exhibit called Dynamic Connections: Threads of Living Memory. The thrust of the exhibit, which opens Feb. 22 and...

Cape Dorset mayor reviews agenda for second term

Timoon Toonoo was re-elected mayor of Cape Dorset on Dec. 16 but he plans to be the municipal leader of a community with a different name in the near future. Timoon Toonoo received a strong...

Singer Johnny Reid coming to Cambridge Bay

Entertainer Johnny Reid will be the featured performer at the 21st annual Kitikmeot Trade Show in Cambridge Bay in February. A free concert for the community will be held on Feb. 9 and then Reid...

The Jerry Cans’ new album Echoes due out in May; listen to clip from...

The Jerry Can have announced their fourth album, titled Echoes, will be released on May 15. Atauttikkut, the first track from Echoes, comes out on Friday. A preview is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3WBcSNQlIU   The new album, produced...

Around the Kiv: Elders Recognition Award in Rankin

Elder receives award Rankin Inlet Monica Aqittuq Ugjuk of Rankin Inlet has been named a recipient of the 2018/19 Elders Recognition Award. The award is given every two years by Inuit Heritage Trust. Ugjuk was selected for...

‘She was totally amazing’; family and friends pay tribute to June Okalik Klengenberg, who...

June Okalik Klengenberg kept hearts warm with her gentle songs and kept bodies warm with her exceptional handmade parkas. Those are among the memories shared as Klengenberg's life, which spanned more than a century, was...

Future uncertain for Hope Bay gold mining as TMAC seeks financial help

TMAC Resources, owner of the Doris North gold mine at Hope Bay, needs more money to continue to expand operations and is willing to consider selling the Kitikmeot property. The junior miner announced Monday that...

Rankin man sees canteen dream come true

Chadd Burrill began living one of his dreams the day the hamlet approved his proposal to operate the state-of-the-art Slapshot Canteen at the new arena in Rankin Inlet this past month. Burrill has a three-year...

Start being fire smart in your backyard

Daniel Allaire has advice for people on how to protect their houses from forest fires. "FireSmart starts in the owner's backyard," said the manager of forests for the South Slave region with the Department of...

Science a fair deal at Victor Sammurtok School in Nunavut

The little school that can began its preparations for hosting the 2020 Kivalliq Regional Science Fair when Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) held its kindergarten to Grade 8 science fair in Chesterfield Inlet last week. The...

Youth draw to address alcohol

Over 300 students across the territory recently participated in the Let's Be Aware 2020 calendar challenge. The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) encouraged Nunavut youth to submit drawings illustrating responsible approaches to alcohol. Haley Hachey,...

Editorial: Privacy czar a toothless tiger

For a while there, it seemed like 2019 was going to be the Year of the Hack. Computers and networks ransomwared. Emails, identities and money stolen. Personal information lost, or found somewhere it shouldn't be,...

Hoop dreams for Arviat teen

Arviat's Donald Baker Spence quickly achieved one of the goals towards realizing his dream of one day playing college basketball when he was selected to hit the court with Team Nunavut at the upcoming...

Iqaluit animal shelter needs funding, space

Nunavut's only animal shelter continues to provide services for all Nunavut communities despite its challenges. The Nunavut Animal Shelter (NAS), also known as Iqaluit Humane Society, has been in operation since 2007. Janelle Grace...

Nunavut News, Jan. 20 Edition

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Photos: Canada Goose launches new Project Atigi parkas designed by Inuit

Canada Goose is rolling out 90 new parkas hand-crafted by 18 Inuit designers as Project Atigi expands into its second year. This is one of 90 new parkas from the second year of the Canada...

Government of Nunavut seeks input on major renovations at Sakku School

The Government of Nunavut is inviting residents of Coral Harbour to express what they'd like to see in association with the new addition and major renovations at Sakku School. Construction will result in a large...

Cambridge Bay DEA wants GN to take over school bus service

The Cambridge Bay District Education Authority doesn't have the funds to fix the community's untrustworthy school bus so it wants the Government of Nunavut to take responsibility for the service. The vehicle hasn't been in...

Sports Talk: The best of the worst of 2019

So we’ve had the best of 2019 but you know how I roll. It wouldn’t be a real year-in-review without a look at the worst of 2019 from around the sports world. They tell me...

Resolute seeks to reopen arena; close to $100,000 in repairs needed

Hamlet council is aiming to tackle nearly $100,000 in needed repairs to reopen the community arena, which was dormant last year and much of the year prior. Resolute youth take to the ice during a...

Elders recognized as keepers of Inuit heritage and culture through awards

Elder Joseph Niptanatiak of Kugluktuk was invited to the Kugluktuk Hamlet office during the Jan. 7 council meeting and he presented with an Elders Recognition Award from Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). Joseph Niptanatiak received his...

Photos: women’s aim is on target in Pangnirtung

Thirty women entered a marksmanship competition in Pangnirtung on Jan. 4 and Malaya Pitsiulak proved to be the sharpest shooter with 24 points. Jessica Sowdluapik and Sandra Nakashuk tied for second with 20 points apiece. Semoona...

New Iglulik high school flooring repaired; building expected to open soon

With the repair of almost 27,000 square feet of cracked concrete floors in the new Iglulik high school now complete, the building is closer to opening. This is how the cracked floors looked at the...

Overlander Sports donates skate machine to Naujaat

Sometimes there truly is a silver lining hidden in those storm clouds. Community Government and Services Minister Lorne Kusugak found one of those silver linings when his plane flew over Rankin Inlet when he was...

Rankin students featured on international recording

As the accolades continue to come in for Darkspark's Four Directions Project, Rankin Inlet students are featured on the latest song to be released as a single, Taught by the Best. The tune has been...

Nunavut News, Jan. 13 Edition

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GN reducing fuel costs by nine cents in Iqaluit; by four cents in other...

Retail gasoline and diesel prices will drop by nine cents per litre in Iqaluit and by four cents per litre in all other Nunavut communities as of Monday, the GN announced Friday. Consumers will pay...