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RCMP updates public on Iqaluit and Apex fire investigations: three of four solved

A blaze early Sunday, June 30 in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Neighbours said they saw the residents of the unit...

Seeking justice for experimental Eskimos

There was a time when Jeanne Mike faced a lifetime sentence of loss and longing, a sentence that began when she was removed from her family home in Pangnirtung at age seven. Mike's braids were...

Iqaluit couple makes hidden homelessness public

After four years without a home Brian Tagalik and Pitsiulaaq Ashoona pitched their tent outside of the Legislative Assembly to bring awareness to hidden homelessness in Iqaluit. “It will give the public outcry that people...

Firefighters host Rankin Eggstravaganza

Children will be clucking with delight while chasing a serious chocolate buzz during the second annual Easter Eggstravaganza this coming Saturday, March 31, in Rankin Inlet. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30...

Some hunters killing polar bears with disregard for quotas, Towtongie says

Polar bears have taken the lives of two Kivalliq residents, are striking fear into campers and berry pickers, and the predators are breaking into cabins and community freezers, according to Cathy Towtongie, MLA for...

EDITORIAL: Solving housing crisis requires outsized courage

Last month, the housing crisis hit the breaking point for at least one family. After four years of couch-surfing while they await social housing, Brian Tagalik, Pitsiulaaq Ashoona and their two young daughters pitched...

Thrift Store opens in Baker Lake

There have been challenges along the way, but a Baker Lake thrift store officially opened its doors on May 11. The store is being run by the Abluqta Society and profits from the venture will...

Iqaluit woman charged with child abduction

An Iqaluit woman has been charged with child abduction after being accused of illegally leaving the capital city with two children, according to the RCMP. A concerned father contacted the police on Sept. 22 when...

Grays Bay road and port battle persists

Despite prodding from the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and a two-term MLA, the Government of Nunavut won't go back to Ottawa looking for funding for the proposed $550-million Grays Bay Road and Port project. So says...

Eleven-year-old has withstood 50 surgeries on his back

Jacob Totalik is 11 years old and he's already endured 50 surgeries. He was born with severe scoliosis, which caused a sideways curvature in his spine. Numerous back operations have corrected the condition enough that...

GN, RCMP respond to Pang’s plea for help

The Government of Nunavut and RCMP sent nine representatives to attend a special Hamlet of Pangnirtung council meeting May 22 after the community's appeal for help to three GN departments earlier this month. The hamlet's...

ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖃᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ

ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᒪᓖᓐᓇᕋᒃᑭᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᖑᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᔪᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐅᒥ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᒐᖅᖠᓕᕋᑦᑕ ᐊᑯᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᓕᐅᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ. ᐅᑭᐅᖑᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂ, ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᔩᑦ ᒪᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖢᒍ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑑᔮᕐᒪᑕ ᓱᓕ ᑕᐃᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅ ᒪᓂᖅᑲᖅᓴᕐᕕᐅᓂᑯᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓂᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᕐᕕᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᓂᐊᖁᖒᑉ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᓪᓗ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ, ᐱᓕ...

Gjoa Haven volleyballers make it three in a row

To be the man, you gotta beat the man. So said professional wrestler Ric Flair. If recent results are anything to go by, Gjoa Haven's 18U boys volleyball team, known as the Snowy Owls, are...

Police investigate homicide in Arctic Bay

Police are investigating a death in Arctic Bay. The man died March 26, and another man is detained. "At approximately 6:30 a.m. the male was brought to the health centre where he succumbed to his injuries,"...

Alianait announces festival line-up

Alianait is ready to greet summer with the announcement of its 2018 festival line-up, and Nunavut artists figure prominently. Lazarus Qattalik of Iglulik, hot from recent performances in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Iqaluit, will hit the...

Sports Talk: A Russian love story in every sense

Because this is a thing in 2018. Chris Christie, the outgoing governor of the state of New Jersey, signed dozens of new laws into existence on his final day in office, Jan. 15. One...

Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association joins in on World Girls Hockey Weekend

The weekend of Oct. 5 to 7 was World Girls Hockey Weekend, an event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation to help grow the game on the female side. Several countries, such as Ireland,...

Google workshop teaches Iqaluit business owner useful tips

An afternoon-long Grow with Google event held at Iqaluit's public library Nov. 9 was fruitful for Sheila Lumsden, who is preparing to launch her food business Sijjakkut with her fiance Johnny Flaherty. "The Google workshop...

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...

Gjoa Haven historian and educator ‘left indelible mark’

Gjoa Haven historian Louie Kamookak, 58, who led a world-wide audience to witness the value and impact of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, succumbed to illness March 22.  "I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of...

RCMP report sudden death of youth in Cambridge Bay

Residents of Cambridge Bay are reeling from a fatal tragedy involving a young girl. The police responded to what they describe as a “sudden death” just outside the community on Thursday. In a news release issued...

Kivalliq MLA urges caution ahead of Kugluktuk liquor vote

Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak has two young sons who were given an earlier curfew on weekends after alcohol restrictions were voted down in a January plebiscite. Mikkungwak and his wife force their children to...

Nunavut’s former coroner sues GN for $1 million for wrongful dismissal (updated)

In a statement of claim filed June 22 in the Nunavut Court of Justice, former chief coroner Padma Suramala is suing the Government of Nunavut for $1 million for wrongful dismissal. Suramala was fired April...
Joeffrey Kaludjak promotes his passion and part-time business (KAL-SHOT) of gunsmithing and training at the Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

Gunsmith sets his sight on a career

Many people dream of one day having their passion in life turn into a profitable business for them and Joeffrey Kaludjak of Rankin Inlet is inching closer to that goal. The hamlet's chief economic development...

Karen Kabloona to join Nunavut Tunngavik as CEO

Karen Kabloona has been hired as CEO of land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated.  She'll start the job on Dec. 3, becoming NTI's first female chief executive officer. Kabloona is a former associate deputy minister with...

Lack of detail on Quassa’s removal due to cabinet confidentiality, says Savikataaq

If there was any backroom conspiracy to bring down former premier Paul Quassa, cabinet wasn't part of it, says the politician who succeeded him. "If he (Quassa) truly believes he was blindsided with the motion...

Tricks and treats postponed in Nunavut capital

Mother Nature is providing all the chills and thrills today. With the announcement from the City of Iqaluit that it was shutting down the morning of Oct. 31, all human Halloween activities and celebrations were...

Inuit RCMP officers in decline

With Cpl. Henry Coman's retirement in May, Nunavut RCMP lost an officer with 25 years experience and one-quarter of its Inuit workforce. Only three Inuit police officers remain in 'V' Division, a police force consisting...

Official ceremony held for Iglulik Junior Rangers

A formal ceremony was held May 12 to recognize the new Junior Rangers program in Iglulik, the 20th Junior Rangers group in Nunavut. The 43 youth in the program, ranging from 12 to 18...

Family services makes ‘preemptive call’ for foster homes

Nunavut’s Department of Child and Family Services is putting a public call out for foster homes, in anticipation of future need. The department currently has 45 foster homes and will need more homes available for...