Nunavut News

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Political upheaval will require seat belt

The race is on for Nunavut's legislative assembly, and it is going forward without the two names making the most news for the past few years: Premier Peter Taptuna, and Finance Minister Keith Peterson. Both...

Isuma showcase in Toronto

Thirty years of Iglulik Inuit video art from Isuma, Arnait and Artcirq will be on exhibit at the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Oct. 16 to 21. "This anniversary presents an opportunity...

Transport Canada responds to wildlife board

In response to the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board calling for a shutdown of Northwest Passage routes between October and July to protect caribou, Transport Canada is reiterating its commitment to "engaging" with various agencies,...

Major shipping proposal put forward in Resolute Bay

Sarah Salluviniq and Mike Stephens are prepared to purchase a survey vessel and provide a wide range of services, including Northwest Passage floor mapping and cruise ship escorts. They're just waiting on approval from the...

Bart Hanna-Kappianaq survives seven days alone on the land after getting lost while hunting

After seven days lost on the land during a September hunting trip Bart Hanna-Kappianaq is reassured that he's cared for dearly. Military searchers rescued the Iglulik resident and initially took him to Hall Beach on...

Persistent polar bears intrude on Resolute

There's something polar bears like about Resolute, because they keep coming back. Two mothers, each with a pair of cubs, and an adult male have been spotted around the community, mostly at night during the...

Four inmates trash prison in the night

Four inmates together destroyed much of the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) overnight Sept. 25, the Department of Justice publicly revealed three days later. Deputy minister William MacKay said in a written statement Sept. 28 that...

Declaration process reflects significance of MLA position

Elections Nunavut's greatest challenge during the week candidates declared Sept. 25 to 29 was educating some would-be candidates on the importance of what might seem to be a daunting process.  "We recognize that the declaration...

Tiny and mighty, with a dream

In her second year of the environmental technology program at Nunavut Arctic College, Anu Boucher is a young woman with a dream. Boucher's dream is to have her own camp, to get into the tourism...

Cape Dorset volunteers construct BMX track for youth to pursue Olympic dream

There will be races and jumps galore next summer on Cape Dorset's new outdoor BMX track, the vision of three dedicated volunteers. "We wanted to give them a space to be able to ride...

Kugluktuk has its MLA: Mila Adjukak Kamingoak describes herself as a ‘hard-working mom’

Mila Adjukak Kamingoak doesn't have to run a race for the MLA's seat in Kugluktuk but she's planning to seek input from residents anyway. "I'm still going to go out and campaign door to...

A class move

A partnership to deliver an annual Class Driver training program continues to roll along in Rankin Inlet. The program is a partnership between Nunavut Arctic College (NAC), M&T and Kivalliq Partners in Development. M&T general manager...

Kivalliq talks baseball as playoffs set to begin

While hockey rules number one across the Kivalliq, especially in Rankin Inlet, the region has its share of knowledgeable baseball fans. And, despite the excitement of NHL hockey being back this week, there's been plenty...

Trading names and numbers

The annual Kivalliq Trade Show drew a large group of business professionals to Rankin Inlet on Sept. 26-27. This year's gathering featured the open trade show floor on Sept. 26, as well as numerous presenters,...

Gold Star approval

A total of nine Kivalliq cadets, five from Naujaat and four from Rankin Inlet, took part in their Gold Star training in Manitoba this past month. Attending the training course from Naujaat were Sgt. Ernie...

Still flying

Tommy Sharp still can't believe neither he, fellow passenger Barney Tootoo, or pilot Shawn Maley, currently of Yellowknife, were not seriously injured, or worse, after Maley's Cessna 180 float plane crashed during takeoff from...

Gone to minister

The final round of hearings on Agnico Eagle Mines' (AEM) Whale Tail Pit project were held by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in Baker lake this past month from Sept. 19-22. NIRB is now...

Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

Qaggiavuut's dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team. Without a design and projected costs, Qaggiavuut has been...

Iglulik makes pitch for craft shop

When a cruise ship arrived in Iglulik over the summer and passengers went door-to-door in search of crafts, Greg Morash decided to seek a solution. Morash is working on an application to the Canadian Northern...

Making Kugluktuk better for youth

Preston Kapakatoak has reduced his extra-curricular schedule a bit to concentrate on his school work. He's aiming to graduate from Kugluktuk High School next year, so his studies are a priority, but what a summer...

Add exiles’ site dump to shame list

It would be hard to find a Nunavummiuq who does not know the history of the High Arctic Exiles, the Inuit the federal government took from their homes in Nunavik and dropped off at...

Have coach, will travel

To be a good coach, sometimes you have to travel. Gjoa Haven coaches Stanley Porter, Scott Porter and Craig Aglukkaq tacked on some miles too join coaches from the NWT for Hockey North's second annual...

Taptuna will not seek re-election

Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30. In a phone interview with Nunavut News/North in August, Taptuna was uncertain whether he would run again. "My boss hasn't decided yet," he said, referring to his...

Making Kugluktuk better for youth

Preston Kapakatoak has reduced his extra-curricular schedule a bit to concentrate on his school work. He's aiming to graduate from Kugluktuk High School next year, so his studies are a priority, but what a summer...

A boo-tiful night to remember

Fewer chills and more thrills are on the agenda for Halloween night. The Frobisher Inn is planning a multi-room haunted house in its Koojesse Ballroom for the children and youth of Iqaluit. "We're going to do...

Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

Kugaaruk has one motel with six rooms, but close to 100 people have landed in the community to do work, most of it related to construction. With the motel booked solid, visiting Justice officials were...

Resolute wants dump moved from historical site

The site where the first exiled residents of Resolute took shelter is buried in garbage and the community's mayor wants the situation addressed quickly. "It's very important because it's where our community was and that's...

Pilot recalls plane crash on tundra

Three men are lucky to be alive after their plane crashed while taking off from a remote fishing camp about 100 nautical miles west of Rankin Inlet this past month. The Cessna 180 was piloted...

NWT sees stake claims double

New data out of the Slave Geological Province led to small staking surge this year. At 184 claims (totalling 1,390 square kilometres) staked in the Northwest Territories, the number has more than doubled that of...

All systems go

A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week. Rankin's new hockey season gets officially underway with...