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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...

Qulliq Energy explores tapping into Earth’s natural heat

Qulliq Energy Corporation is embarking on a hunt for deep heating. The power corporation is seeking a company to carry out a geothermal feasibility study to show whether it would be worthwhile to use...

Player turns coach

Brittenie Jefferd-Moore, known better in town by the nickname Bitsie, was one of only two girls in her age group playing hockey growing up. “I remember having to get dressed in the women’s washroom in...

YK Food Rescue making fight against hunger a priority

What began as a way to salvage food, has turned into a fight against hunger. The Yellowknife Food Rescue team has been around the community for almost a decade, rescuing food from grocery stores and...

Sacrifice not forgotten in Kugluktuk

Residents of Kugluktuk gathered at the community complex on Remembrance Day to pay tribute to Canada's military veterans and deceased soldiers. As part of the program, Miranda Atatahak read Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen,...

Kugluktuk’s Edna Elias helps put her great-grandfather’s life on the screen

History is sometimes harsh, sometimes giving. Edna Elias was confronted with that reality while in the role of associate producer on the film Edna's Bloodline, a documentary about her great-grandfather's life and times. Petter Norberg, who...

Lest we forget

People came out to honour the memories of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom across the Kivalliq this past week. More than 400 students, teachers and members of the community...

Cathy Towtongie: back in the game

Former Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) president Cathy Towtongie felt she had to re-enter the political arena because of the number of issues across Nunavut that, in her opinion, were being ignored. She entered her name...

Family volleyballers golden in Rankin

There's a whole new glitter inside the Dias family home following the annual Laura Gauthier Memorial (LGM) volleyball tournament in Rankin Inlet this past month. Four members of the family brought home gold from the...

Exchange on delay

The Rankin Inlet gymnastics club is hoping to find another exchange partner after conflicting schedules forced an Ontario club to drop out. The gymnasts are now hoping another southern club can be found before the...

Every vote counts

While Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat have learned enough about the voting process in Nunavut and abroad to be batting a thousand with elections, they're yet to pick a winning...

Brighter lights and savings in four communities

Streetlight makeovers in four Nunavut communities, which began in 2016, are almost complete. "We're moving to light emitting diodes – LED lights – in various communities, and there's a couple of high-level reasons," said Qulliq...

Google takes viewers to the top of the world

Quttinirpaaq National Park may not have streets, but it's now included in Google Street View's extensive digital mapping library. "We are always looking to improve our maps to reflect the vast geography of Canada and...

Heritage centre comes into focus with $10 million in pledges

Momentum is building for Inuit to reclaim artifacts and bring them home. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) pledged $5 million toward a planned Nunavut Heritage Centre at its annual general meeting which concluded Oct. 26. "I am...

Former MP and Nunavut MLA to be sentenced impaired driving

Jack Anawak will be sentenced for impaired driving Jan. 15. He appeared in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Thursday to plead guilty to drinking and driving based on an incident in...

Affordable food co-operative thriving

What began in 2014 as an effort by five core volunteers to bring fresh, high-quality and affordable produce to the capital is now a newly incorporated community cooperative with several projects on the go.     IqaluEAT...

Government employee survey scrutinized

Results from the 2016 Nunavut Government Employee Survey were released last week, and there are some missing details that interested parties would like to see included. The numbers are likely "kind of skewed" because...

Pitsiulak’s last act

For some time, we've been following the progress of Cape Dorset's Kenojuak Cultural Centre, which last month held a fundraising auction in Toronto to raise a portion of the $3 million in private funding required...

Cambridge Bay geese died of natural causes

More than 1,000 starving geese couldn't overcome fog and strong winds near Cambridge Bay in August, according to veterinarians who examined the remains of some of the birds. The snow geese, greater white-fronted geese...

Kugluktuk resident proposes sweet and tart-tasting cloudberry and peach brew in national competition

The tart cloudberry, a favourite among many Nunavummiut, may be transformed into a flavour of beer if Marie Kimeda is successful. Kimeda is one of eight finalists in a Canadian competition hosted by Scottish craft...

New generator

People in Baker Lake were scheduled to be without power for about three hours on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 5 a.m. until 8 a.m. The power was going to be down so Qulliq Energy Corp....

JLM dates

The Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men's hockey championship will take place in Arviat from Jan. 25 to 28. The event will feature eight teams in two divisions, with Rankin Inlet returning...

In Iqaluit upset, Lightstone wins over deputy premier

Iqaluit-Manirajak elected Nunavut's youngest MLA Oct. 31 – Adam Arreak Lightstone – after he went to bed. Polls for the riding came in late, after midnight. But by then, unofficially, he knew he'd beaten incumbent...

Rankin sweep

It was a sweep for the host community when the V-Team captured the Laura Gauthier Memorial (LGM) Tournament female crown and Hang'n'Bang took the men's title in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 27. Ten teams battled...

Learning the financial ropes

A group of students have a better idea of the cost of doing business in the Kivalliq after participating in a business module at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat this past month. The lesson was...

Soccer program scores major award

The pride is all over Paul Stroeder's face when he talks about how the kids themselves are responsible for the U12 boy's Rankin Wolves soccer program winning the Recreation and Parks Association's Community Organization...

Darvish meltdown good news for Jays

Baseball fans across the Kivalliq were treated to a classic World Series between the L.A. Dodgers and the Houston Astros, which wrapped up on Nov. 1. I predicted, in this very paper on Oct. 4,...

Fun, land and learning

Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School entered their biggest classroom when the class took part in one of their two annual trips out on the land on Oct. 27 in Naujaat. The students travelled...

The Main event

John Main captured the seat in the Arviat North/Whale Cove riding in convincing fashion, receiving 408 votes to incumbent George Kuksuk's 115. Main, 37, will be going to Iqaluit to represent his riding for the...

Territorial Camp

The community of Rankin Inlet will be hosting a futsal camp from Nov. 17 to 19 for the final team selection to represent Nunavut at the Arctic Winter Games.