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GN giving much of federal carbon tax back to Nunavummiut through tax breaks

The GN will provide tax breaks and an at-the-pump rebate to Nunavummiut to return most of the carbon tax that the federal government imposed on July 1, which drove up fuel prices by about...

Is it time for Nunavummiut to build their own homes again?

Discussion over Nunavut’s housing shortage turned to reflection on the Housing Assistance Program (HAP) when Nunavut was part of the NWT. It is great to see people having their own homes, and independent from government....

Departing development corp president gets recognition from minister

The Government of Nunavut is searching for a new president for the Nunavut Development Corporation. Darrin Nichol, president of the Nunavut Development Corporation for the past 11 years, is taking another job with the Department...

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QEC reports up to 20,000 litres of propylene glycol leaked in Rankin Inlet

Equipment failure led to a propylene glycol leak of 15,000-20,000 litres, which was discovered on Nov. 3, according to the Qulliq Energy Corporation. Up to 20,000 litres of propylene glycol leaked from the Qulliq Energy...

Government should consider giving money to improve school attendance, Main suggests

Poor attendance is harming education in Nunavut and the territorial government should offer financial incentives to encourage students to show up regularly for school, Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main said. Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA...

Qamaniq demands GN pay hunters compensation for meat caches eaten by polar bears

Hunters who lose their buried winter meat caches to hungry polar bears should be entitled to compensation from the territorial government, according to Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq. Nunavut hunters deserve compensation when polar bears consume...

Nunavut MLAs’ compensation, expenditures detailed in report

A report filed in the legislative assembly on Wednesday reveals compensation paid to MLAs as well as their claimed expenses for the period of April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Below, listed from highest...

Cambridge Bay withdraws name change plebiscite

A planned community name change plebiscite to be held in conjunction with the municipal election in Cambridge Bay on Oct. 28 was withdrawn. Cambridge Bay Mayor Pamela Gross says more discussion in needed in regards...

Finance minister explains $17.8 million in extra operations and maintenance spending

Various Government of Nunavut departments required more money for their operations and maintenance in 2018-19, totalling $17.8 million. Community and Government Services required $2.8 million due to oversights on previous years spending and not taking...

Baffinland ‘must significantly change its approach,’ Qamaniq says

With public hearings for Baffinland Iron Mines’ proposed expansion of its Mary River mine taking place in Iqaluit, Tununiq MLA David Qaminiq told his colleagues in the legislative assembly that the mining company has...

RCMP take man into custody after several hours of negotiating in Iqaluit

RCMP spent five-and-a-half hours negotiating with a man who refused to leave a Happy Valley residence until the early hours of Thursday morning. The police were called to the home in the 1600 Block of...

In Kugluktuk, it was a brotherly affair in the race for mayor

There are some strong bonds among Kugluktuk’s current mayor, runner-up for mayor and previous mayor. David Audlatak Nivingalok won the mayoral race in Kugluktuk by a single vote over Darren Ihumatak, his half-brother. Nivingalok says...

Pressure mounts on GN to access funds from Inuit organizations

MLAs are encouraging GN ministers to approach Inuit organizations for money to advance various projects. “Go and talk with the Inuit organizations. They are willing to use their money,” Pat Angnakak, MLA for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu, told Health...

Nunavut’s Arctic Winter Games costs jump to $2.2 million, largely due to higher airline...

The Government of Nunavut will spend $2.2 million to send 300 athletes and delegates to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse instead of the $1.7 million originally budgeted because airline costs are greater...

Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

It wasn't all that long ago when there were valid concerns being raised over the fact that not very many women in the Kivalliq region seemed to be interested in being involved in municipal...

Table tennis mojo for Rankin team

Members of the Rankin Inlet table tennis team brought home a total of eight medals from the territorial trials in Iqaluit last month. The Rankin players captured gold in U15 women’s doubles, silver in U18...

Housing minister admits to mistake surrounding Iglulik housing waiting list

The Nunavut Housing Corporation’s $43.4-million capital budget for 2020-21 stalled last week when Aggu MLA Paul Quassa insisted that the housing corporation was wrong about Iglulik’s waiting list shrinking by 54 per cent. The Nunavut...

Still no incentive for public housing and staff housing occupants to transition to home...

Iqaluit Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak-Lightstone has been urging the government to make changes to tackle the the “inequity of staff housing and homeownership” since he was elected two years ago. Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak-Lightstone has...

GN issuing food vouchers for income assistance clients during computer network shutdown

While the Government of Nunavut wrestles with ransomware that has crippled its computer network, the Department of Family Services will be handing out food vouchers to income assistance clients across the territory. “Our main focus...

MLA’s heartfelt message to young Nunavummiut: ‘suicide should not be an option at all’

On an emotional day when people in his hometown were attending a funeral for a young man who took his own life, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk rose in the legislative assembly to address the...

Around the Kiv: Halloween fun in Arviat

Spooky night's fun Arviat Hamlet employees and youth volunteers did a spooktacular job of creating a genuine Halloween experience for youth in the community last week in Arviat. The kids got to experience some truly spooky scenes,...

Three-way race for KIA president

Nominations have closed for the Kivalliq Inuit Association elections on Dec. 9 and there will be three candidates vying for president. Incumbent David Ningeongan faces a challenge from Stanley Adjuk and Kono Tattuinee. Donna Adams has...

Housing minister to NTI: ‘You have a healthy surplus… help us’

As the topic of housing continues to arise in the legislative assembly, Housing Minister Patter Netser made another appeal to land-claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated on Friday. “We need your help,” Housing Minister Patterk Netser...

Complete Kivalliq election results

Listed below are the official results from the municipal elections held across the Kivalliq on Oct. 28 and 29. Each community now has eight hamlet council seats and the mayor's position up for election every...

Girl reported missing in Iqaluit returns home safely

Iqaluit RCMP have advised that a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing on Oct. 29 has safely returned home. The police issued a news release over the weekend seeking the public’s assistance in locating the...

A story of love, faith and miracles in Baker Lake

Each of the eight candles on Brett-Granderson Arnalugaq Ikinilik's birthday cake in Baker Lake last month marked one year the boy was never supposed to see. It's been a tough road for the special-needs child...

Ransomware hinders Government of Nunavut services

The Government of Nunavut is scrambling to recover from a “new and sophisticated” ransomware attack on its computer network. The Government of Nunavut is warning of delays in some services as it works to overcome...

Should Nunavut RCMP wear body cameras? MLA David Qamaniq says yes

Nunavut’s police officers should be equipped with body cameras and their vehicles should have video cameras mounted in them, Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq said in the legislative assembly on Thursday. Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq wants...

RCMP seek public’s help to locate missing Iqaluit girl

Iqaluit RCMP are asking the public for assistance as they search for a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing. Alison Bracken of Iqaluit is missing and police are hoping residents of the city can provide...