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GNWT barge company under pressure to produce, says Kitikmeot Chamber president

The GNWT, whose final barge of the season failed to deliver critical supplies to Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay and Paulatuk last year, has something to prove to the Kitikmeot, says the president of the region’s...

Charges laid after Iqaluit man suffers serious head trauma

Iqaluit RCMP have charged a 26-year-old Iqaluit man with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and several other breach of court conditions after responding to a man who suffered “significant trauma injuries to his head” on...

Rankin celebrates Raptors win

Rankin Inlet was getting into the “We the North” spirit last week as the Toronto Raptors challenged the Golden State Warriors for the championship title in the NBA Finals. Between playing ball and watching...

Suicide data inadequate, health minister admits

A Nunavut suicide-prevention action plan launched in 2017, like one before it in 2011, has yet to result in the compilation of comprehensive data, not even the number of suicide attempts. The Kamatsiaqtut Help Line...

GN needs to ante up to end boil water advisories

Since the beginning of June, residents of Rankin Inlet have been quietly grumbling about having to boil their water before drinking it. It's not uncommon for temporary boil water advisories to get issued in the...

Whale Cove water woes continue

It could be at least another two years until the community of Whale Cove can finally say goodbye to boil water advisories for good. Whale Cove is not expected to have a new water treatment...

Judge denies bail to Iglulik man facing multiple firearms offences

An Iglulik man facing eight firearms-related charges won’t be granted the bail he’s seeking as the judge in his case says releasing him would “undermine public confidence in the administration of justice.” An Iglulik man...

Iqaluit Rangers receive and test fire new C-19 rifles

Iqaluit Rangers have finally got their hands on the C-19 rifles that are replacing the .303 Lee Enfield from the First World War era. Training will be ongoing in Iqaluit through June 20. Canadian Rangers have...

Cambridge Bay to hold travel safety meeting following two extensive searches

Three Cambridge Bay residents were found alive after a pair of extensive searches in the past few weeks, the most recent concluding on June 12. “I’m glad it’s a positive outcome that we’re talking about,”...

Summer traffic crackdown begins in Rankin

Motorists on ATVs who flaunt traffic laws in Rankin Inlet may soon by getting a nasty surprise. Rankin Inlet’s bylaw officers began their annual crackdown on dangerous driving with a focus on ATVs earlier this...

Uniting the North through photos

A Facebook page dedicated to showcasing the beauty of the North hit a milestone earlier this year when it reached 10,000 followers. Thomas Angoshadluk scrolls through the Facebook page “Photos of the North”, which has...

CODY PUNTER: Travelling to places unknown from the comfort of home

After a long week at a work, most of us spend our Friday afternoons looking forward to some kind of escape. At this time of year, most families turn to the land to get...

Tootoo wants inquiry into Nutrition North, calling it ‘the Phoenix Food Program’

Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo called for an inquiry into the Nutrition North Canada retailer subsidy program during question period in Ottawa June 11. Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo called on the federal government for an inquiry...

Police seize ‘large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and cash during Rankin Inlet arrest

A 38-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with trafficking and other offences after RCMP seized ‘a large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and cash. The police were responding to a...

Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet’s rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. Nearly 10 years since they...

Aviaq Johnston’s Those Who Dwell Below widely released today

For fans of the award-winning Those Who Run in the Sky, the big day has finally arrived – Aviaq Johnston’s second installment is here. Published today, Those Who Dwell Below follows the continuing adventures of...

Cambridge Bay soup kitchen idea met with ‘overwhelming’ support

Just a day after sharing her idea on social media to start a soup kitchen, Michelle Hovak Laserich (Gillis) had an army of almost 200 volunteers behind her. “The support has been overwhelming,” she said...

Iqaluit police seek public’s help in tupiq fire investigation

Police released a video June 7 in the hopes the public can help with the investigation into the Nanook School tupiq fire, which took place May 24. Iqaluit RCMP is asking for the public’s help...

New Department of Human Resources at 57 per cent capacity; 55 per cent Inuit...

The GN’s new Department of Human Resources has filled 64 of 112 jobs, or 57 per cent. Thirty-five Inuit employees have been hired so far, equating to 55 per cent. Human Resources Minister Lorne Kusugak: deputy...

Hold territory-wide plebiscite on direct election of premier, Quassa recommends

Nunavummiut should be able to decide whether the territory’s premier is chosen by direct election, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa said Thursday. “The direct election of a premier may be the best way to allow Nunavummiut...

Sexual abuse of children a ‘crisis’ and GN guilty by association, Lightstone argues

There’s a crisis of child sexual abuse in the territory and the government isn’t doing enough to stop it, says Adam Lightstone, MLA for Iqaluit-Manirajak. “The children of Nunavut need our help to put an...

Zacharias Kunuk invested to the Order of Nunavut

Filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk has received the territory’s highest honour for his creative vision, which has taken Nunavut Inuit to an international audience. Nunavut’s Commissioner Nellie Taptaqut Kusugak, in her capacity of Chancellor of the Order...

GN continues history of failing Inuit children with Bill 25

The Department of Education, in drafting Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, has failed in one critical area – involving Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), the...

Greenland donates $100,000 toward food security in Iqaluit in wake of last year’s Northmart...

The Government of Greenland has donated $100,000 to help improve food security in Iqaluit, a move prompted by media coverage following last November’s Northmart warehouse fire. Following the Northmart warehouse fire last November, the Government...

Iqaluit high school students walk out for the environment

Inuksuk High School students walked out of their school June 5, spilling onto the streets of Iqaluit. Students Angela Austria, Cassidy Ann Netser and Mac Pavia organized the walk-out for the environment. More than 50 Grade...

Lightstone pushes for renewable energy rebate program

On a day when youth marched outside the legislative assembly calling for climate change action, Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone called for a renewable energy rebate program in Nunavut. All other Canadian jurisdictions have them, Lightstone...

Canada Goose fabric given away in Cambridge Bay

More than 100 eager sewers showed up at Kiilinik Ilihakvik for a Canada Goose fabric giveaway in Cambridge Bay during the evening of June 4. Pamela Gross, Cambridge Bay’s mayor and executive director of the...

Bill 25 does not reflect Inuit goals and objectives, says NTI

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) states, in a June 5 news release, Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, is not a significant improvement over the previous...

Q&A with Minister of Education David Joanasie on Bill 25

Before a news conference June 5, Minister of Education David Joanasie met with Nunavut News to answer a few questions about Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language...