Cruise ship worker ‘boot camp’ underway

Ten Nunavummiut are enrolled in a new two-week ‘boot camp’ to become qualified to work on cruise ships in the Arctic. The training, taking place in Iqaluit, will allow the participants to meet formal qualifications to fill a variety of roles on the growing number of cruise ships traversing the Northwest Passage. “I think it’s...
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Derek Neary
Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North, NWT & Nunavut Mining, Construction and Degrees of Success. Derek's passion lies in human interest stories and he's indebted to those who share their struggles and triumphs. Derek has won more than a dozen journalism awards and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of King's College.