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Arctic Bay’s Tununirusiq Daycare received $50,000 from Baffinland to reopen its doors

Arctic Bay’s closed daycare will soon open its doors again, thanks to a $50,000 donation from Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. “It was very celebratory,” said the company’s vice president of community and strategic development Udlu...

Cape Dorset promotes hands-on learning, Inuit traditional lessons

Youth in Cape Dorset are taking part in what is planned to be an annual program, assembling the first of hopefully many cabins that will be hauled out on the land to establish a...

Riit’s debut album to be released in October

New music is on the way from Pangnirtung songstress Riit. Riit’s debut full-length album is due out on Oct. 25. photo courtesy of Six Shooter Records Her debut full-length album, ataataga, which will feature eight tracks,...

Archeologists peer inside Franklin ship Terror

More than 170 years after the Franklin ship HMS Terror’s fate was sealed at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, archeologists have finally taken a look inside the sunken vessel. Plates and other artifacts on...

Striking the right note for a well-rounded education

It was absolutely rejuvenating to listen to the passion, hopes and excitement in the voices of a number of Kivalliq folks in the education field during the past few weeks, especially those in Chesterfield...

Busy year ahead at John Arnalukjuak High School

John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) is looking to start the new school year on a bright note with the return of a full music program this semester, along with a number of other initiatives. Teacher...

Making the masters sacrifice: James T. Arreak determined to earn graduate business degree

James T. Arreak is attaining his master of business administration but it’s coming at a price, literally. James T. Arreak, who lives in Iqaluit but was raised in Pond Inlet, stands outside the Ivey School...

Move to middle school from elementary a big jump for many students

The years spent in elementary school during the formative years of one's educational journey can go a long way towards helping a student adapt to ever-changing environments in the years to come, educators agree. That...

Fire destroys Iglulik home

An early morning fire razed a privately-owned home in Iglulik on Tuesday. The house, which is located near some GN staff units, was not occupied and was only used sparingly by the owner, according to...

Around the Kiv

Language development Kivalliq/Nunavut Inuktut Language Arts 1 (ILA1) – developed for kindergarten to Grade 6 by the Department of Education's curriculum development division – and Inuktut Language Arts 2 (ILA2) – still being developed – are...

RCMP investigate stabbing of two dogs in Taloyoak

Two dogs that were stabbed in Taloyoak are expected to make a full recovery after being flown to Yellowknife for treatment, according to the RCMP. The police responded to the apparent stabbing outside a Taloyoak...

Donated school supplies ease return to school for some Cambridge Bay students and parents

This is the first full week back to school for students in Cambridge Bay and for a few dozen of them there are no worries about having classroom supplies thanks to donations from community...

Big year for a small number at Victor Sammurtok School

It's all about boosting spirits and building enthusiasm for a fresh new year during the first few weeks of school at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet. Declining numbers that might have the student...

Teachers enhance leadership skills

Forty-three principals, assistant-principals and teachers sacrificed a portion of their summer to build on their leadership qualities. The educators gathered in Iqaluit for two weeks in July for the Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut...

Nunavut News – Aug. 26 Edition

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GN awards duty and medical airline contracts to Canadian North, Calm Air

Canadian North will provide medical travel, duty travel and air freight for the GN in the Qikiqtaaluk and Kitikmeot regions while Calm Air will serve the Kivalliq region and Sanikiluaq as the territorial government...

Nutrition North subsidy rises for non-perishable goods

The often criticized Nutrition North program has added an additional $1 per kilogram subsidy for non-perishable goods such as macaroni, flour, butter and diapers transported by sealift. That means a 10-kilogram bag of flour will...

UPDATE: Kugluktuk message in a bottle was dropped in Arctic Ocean

It turns out the message in a bottle that Kugluktuk resident David Peter Norberg found on Aug. 11 was dropped into the Arctic Ocean by crew aboard the icebreaker Louis St. Laurent. The Coast Guard...

These firefighters are all champions

Team Nunavut was among eight entrants in the 30th annual National Aboriginal Firefighter Competition held in Eskasoni, N.S. on Aug. 17. And Team Nunavut was among eight winners at the event. The members of Team Nunavut,...

Twelve pounds of cigarette butts removed in Resolute

How many cigarette butts does it take to equal twelve pounds? A whole lot! Isaiah Brown and Jerome Idlout pick up garbage around Resolute on Aug. 9. Two garbage truck loads were taken to the dump...

Around the Kiv: Arviat walls get fresh paint

New colours Arviat Well-known local artist Char A. Qaritaq was hired by the Hamlet of Arviat to paint the walls inside the indoor playground at King Arena earlier this month. The indoor playground used to be the...

Animal docs mark 20th anniversary helping out in Rankin

This coming month will mark the 20th consecutive year a team of animal-health specialists from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital will conduct a veterinary clinic in Rankin Inlet. John Hickes and Page Burt organize the...

Working up a sweat in dry communities

Sport tournaments suffer from players who won't leave alcohol at home when competing in dry communities. I spoke with four sports players this past week – two in person and two over social media –...

Kugluktuk man finds message in a bottle after nine years

Kugluktuk’s David Peter Norberg has recovered a bottle containing a message that was placed in ocean in 2010. David Peter Norberg holds the bottle and letter he retrieved on Aug. 11 from the shore along...

Feds, GN, NTI partner to fund treatment centre, millions agreed on by all three...

During an emotional announcement event held in Iqaluit, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., along with the federal and territorial governments, announced plans to built a territorial trauma and treatment centre in the capital. On Aug. 19, Nunavut...

Quickly invading the slo-pitch national scene

Coral Harbour's Salliq Invaders made it all the way to the championship game before falling to the Alberta Guns in the Coed E Division of the Slo-Pitch National (SPN) in Halifax, N.S., Aug. 5....

Funding for expansion of Rankin airport ; all-season road for Kivalliq

The Rankin Inlet airport terminal will receive two new wings that will increase its existing capacity four-fold. Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau made the $45.5 million announcement in Iqaluit on Aug. 13. Garneau also announced another...

Feds come through with $150 million for Iqaluit, Kimmirut fibre optic plan

Thanks to $150 million in funding announced by the federal government Monday morning in Iqaluit, 3,215 households in Iqaluit and Kimmirut should have access to high speed internet by 2023. Nunavut’s Minister of Community and...

Kugluktuk power plant featuring 500-kilowatt solar capacity gets funding

Kugluktuk can proceed with plans for Nunavut’s first new diesel power plant with 500-kilowatts of solar capacity due to $20.5 million in federal funding announced in Iqaluit on Monday. Bruno Pereira, president and CEO of...

First time onstage in Kuujjuaq

Rankin Inlet's own Sam Tutanuak brought his sound from the Kivalliq to the Aqpik Jam Music Festival at the Kuujjuaq Forum in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, from Aug. 12 to 15. This year's festival included an impressive...