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RCMP charge Gjoa Haven man with murder

The RCMP have laid a murder charge against a 34-year-old Gjoa Haven man. Police responded to a complaint of a 33-year-old woman found in her home not breathing on Aug. 13. She was determined to...

Jonathan Hiqiniq turns 100

Jonathan Hiqiniq has lived to see 100 years, and he can’t believe it himself, his youngest daughter says. “He used to tell us that he thought he’d never come to 100 years old,” says Susie...

Portable cabin ready to go in Gjoa Haven

Many Nunavummiut enjoy their time away at a cabin but building the shelters at a remote site can take a lot of resources and coordination. In Gjoa Haven, Allen Kaloon, his son Kenneth, George Hikoalok,...

Mary Porter reflects on 18 years as preschool cultural instructor

After 18 years of instructing children in the Inuit language and culture, Mary Porter walked away from Gjoa Haven’s preschool for the last time on May 29. “She enjoys working with kids along with preserving...

Top seal derby harvester fetches $8,000 prize

Kyle Anguttitauruq turned in a 42-inch ringed seal and took home the $8,000 top prize in Gjoa Haven’s annual Tuvaat Seal Derby held June 14-16. Paul Puqiqnak watches for a seal while competing in the...

Male polar bears hard to locate and hunting costs keep climbing

The last two polar bear tags are still waiting to be claimed as male bears have proven elusive lately, according to Enuk Pauloosie, manager of the Gjoa Haven Hunters and Trappers Association. The first...
The Serve-ivors of Gjoa Haven captured the women's title at the Gold Diggers Volleyball Tournament in Gjoa Haven on April 7 thanks to a five-set win over The A-Team in the final. They are, from left, Flora Arqviq, Sharon Takkiruq, Martha Porter, Karen Aaluk, Nessa Ann Sallerina, Marlene Akkikungnak and Courtney Takkiruq. photo courtesy of Kim Rowley

Gjoa Haven and Naujaat share spoils at Gold Diggers Volleyball Tournament

Big money and big bragging rights in the Kitikmeot region were up for grabs on the volleyball court earlier this month. The Gold Diggers Volleyball Tournament brought together a total of 16 teams – eight...