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Legislative Briefs: Nunavut MLAs question ministers

Nunavut's legislative assembly is currently sitting for the fall session, from October 23 to November 8. Justice to hire forfeiture director MLAs learned Oct. 29 that the new office where work related to the implementation of...

Kivalliq athletes shine at Arctic Winter Games

Another biennial, another big time for the Kivalliq at the Arctic Winter Games. The 2018 edition of the Games wrapped up in Hay River, NWT on March 24 with the closing ceremonies featuring plenty of...

Drawing for polar bear tags

There are daily draws taking place for 24-hour polar bear tags in Iglulik. Hunters whose names are randomly chosen have a full day to slay a bear. There were four tags available from the...

Qaujigiartiit and Qaggiavuut partner to offer tools for healthy relationships

Providing youth creative tools to express their identities and develop healthy relationships is at the heart of Timiga, Ikumajuq (My Body, Light Within), a joint project between Qaggiavuut and Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre. The two...

Canadian flag bearer true believer in Young Living

There's no feeling quite like having a lot of success with a product line you truly believe in. Essential oils (aromatherapy) from Young Living have become a lifestyle choice for millions of consumers in Canada,...

Donations benefit Cambridge Bay Childcare Society

The Cambridge Bay Childcare Society has been able to make some extra purchases thanks to donations from the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Organization and Canada North Outfitting. The organizations recently presented a $1,500 cheque to...

More Olympic-style training for Judo Nunavut

How many judo clubs in the North can say they've been able to learn from two Canadian Olympians in the span of a month? Judo Nunavut can and their second opportunity came late last month...

Stranded hunters rescued on Father’s Day

by Cody Punter When Chris Jones and Ryan Kolit left for a hunting trip from Whale Cove in their 18 foot aluminum boat a few weeks ago, the skies were sunny and the seas were...

Rankin hunter found safe

A search-and-rescue (SAR) mission ended in success when a young man from Rankin Inlet was found after being lost on the land for three days this past month. On April 20, Kashtin Simik was travelling...

Jerry Cans rock Solfest

The second annual Solfest celebration and fundraiser for the Rankin Inlet Fire Department was a solid success, said Fire Chief Mark Wyatt. The chief said at the end of the day, an undertaking such as...

First Air, Canadian North to merge airlines

Longtime competitors First Air and Canadian North announced Friday that they're joining forces to form a single airline. The airline will function under the name Canadian North and will feature First Air's marketing brand, including...

Vandals must know the consequences

For the most part, those of us living in Rankin Inlet have been pretty lucky when it comes to major acts of vandalism over the years, especially when compared to many other Nunavut communities. Break-and-enters...
Grade 11 student Lydia Kaviok, right, discusses some of the things she learned at the Youth Parliament in Iqaluit with her friend, Edith Issakiark, at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat on Dec. 7, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

Students learn the art of politics

The youth parliament held this past month in Iqaluit made a definite impression on at least one of the two students selected to represent Arviat. Grade 11 student Lydia Kaviok, 16, was selected along with...

Buzzing back to the rich man’s time

How did it happen and what the h-e-double hockey sticks do we do about it? As we enter 2018, Canada has passed even Great Britain in the amount of taxes it demands we Canadians pay. And,...

Add exiles’ site dump to shame list

It would be hard to find a Nunavummiuq who does not know the history of the High Arctic Exiles, the Inuit the federal government took from their homes in Nunavik and dropped off at...

Would an airline merger compel competitors to move in?

What sort of ripple effects could a First Air and Canadian North merger have? Will other airlines seize the opportunity to provide competition? Will grocery costs rise or fall at Northern stores and Co-ops?...

Kitikmeot entrepreneurs on the rise

Inspire Nunavut, a program that trains entrepreneurs, is complete in Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, but the business benefits for local youth are just beginning. Following six months of training, youth from both communities are in...

Inmates trash Baffin Correctional Centre unit (updated)

For the second time in nine months, inmates at the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) in Iqaluit took control overnight. The June 20 incident began sometime around midnight, with RCMP and the fire department responding to...

A busy theatre season in Arviat

Drama teacher and play director Gord Billard directed three plays during the 2018-19 school year – A Thanksgiving to Remember, A Charlie Brown Christmas and An Easter Story – and completed his 18th year...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Rockets launches, successful NS students and Christmas feasts

A few tidbits from Kimmirut, Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa and communities around the Mary River Mine on Baffin Island. STEM as play in Kimmirut Kimmirut Who doesn't love Actua, the national organization that brings extra science, technology,...

Magical Alianait days away

Very, very soon, artists from various communities in Nunavut, other circumpolar regions, and as far away as New Zealand will converge upon Iqaluit for the 2018 Alianait Festival.   "For myself, it will be my first...

Pond Inlet led summer tourism season

Pond Inlet blew up its tourism numbers this summer, with 4,384 cruise ship passengers visiting the community. "That's three times the amount of people here," said manager of the Nattinak Visitor's Centre and community tourism...
Qitiqliq Middle School principal Doreen Hannak, left, and teacher Juanita Belhauzin display the Awards of Merit they received from the Kivalliq Science Educators Community for the outstanding job the school did hosting the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair in Arviat from March 15-17, 2019. Photo courtesy Kivalliq Science Educators Community

Love of science taking students to New Brunswick

Bad weather prevented students from the communities of Naujaat and Coral Harbour from attending the 2019 edition of the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair on March 15 to 17 at Qitiqliq Middle School in Arviat. The...

Arviat actors get an international hand

It was a special day at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat when it hosted the first international Connected North session on Jan. 11 with the Globe Theatre in London, England. An actor from the...

Stranded Nunavut couple ride out hurricane

Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean last week and Iqaluit's Mark and Janet Crowther were in its path. Celebrating their 26th wedding anniversary at a Punta Cana resort on the eastern tip of the Dominican...

Ottawa Police to investigate Baker Lake death

A Baker Lake man has died following a police chase in that community. Baker Lake RCMP received a call regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 5:15 p.m. Oct. 11, according to a news release. "Upon...

All the ingredients for giving thanks

A Christmas tea for elders was held at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik on Dec. 8. Students, who baked snacks for the guests, were given the opportunity to practise their Inuit values, including havaqatigiiniq: working together;...
Stuart Rostant, left, and Amanda Doiron, seen in their CHOU Consulting office in Cambridge Bay, are among the Marine Transportation Services customers who have agreed to have their barge shipping costs waived next year as compensation for not receiving their materials this summer. photo courtesy of Stuart Rostant

Barge company gives breaks on shipping following delivery complications

The sealift that turned into an airlift in the Kitikmeot remains a fluid situation with some customers choosing to be refunded for cargo that won't be delivered this year or taking free shipping on...
Some happy elders gather around seal meat at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Cape Dorset on Oct. 26. Pictured, clockwise from foreground, Mayoriak Quvianaqtuliaq (in light green), Eliakimi Nungusuituq, Kumarjuk Papigatok, Ulaiggi Killiktee, Novalinga Kingwatsiaq, Neevee Tapaungai, Koperkoaluk Reynolds, Iqadluk Qatsiya, Sana Pudlat, Annie Pootoogook and Kanayuk Bell. Colin Gibson photo

Elders welcomed at Kenojuak Cultural Centre

Elders gather around a seal carcass that they are cutting and tasting, and smiles appear on their faces as they chat. That was the scene at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre on Oct. 26 when a...

Gjoa Haven turns to Parks Canada for runway expansion

The Hamlet of Gjoa Haven is seeking a runway extension that would allow jet service to the community, and mayor and council are leaning on Parks Canada to help fund the project. Because Gjoa Haven...