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Iglulik celebrates bowhead catch; maktaaq shared with visiting elders

Judah Sarpinak steadied himself on the floor of the boat, less than 15 feet from an enormous 30-foot bowhead whale. Community members in Iglulik join forces to help pull a bowhead whale ashore. photo courtesy of...

Iglulik high school still on hold; Kugaaruk’s new school opens soon

Iglulik’s new high school was expected to open for the 2018-19 school year but it sat empty and it will remain that way until January, according to the Department of Education. The new high school...
Akpak Duval of Baker Lake demonstrates the one-foot high kick during Just Play Summer Sport Camp stop in Coral Harbour earlier this month. photo courtesy of Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut

Just Play Summer Sport Camp program wraps up pilot program

The Get Happy Summer Day Camp program, operated by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN), is already an established part of its annual programming, now in its fifth year. Another component of that...

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...

Award-winning Arctic Fresh plans to expand

Arctic Fresh, an Iglulik-based online retailer that brings groceries and other products to Nunavummiut, is ambitiously aiming to serve all of Nunavut, perhaps as soon as next year, says CEO Rhoda Angutimarik. Iglulik-based Arctic Fresh...

RCMP resolve alleged armed barricade situation in Iglulik

Iglulik RCMP peacefully resolved a crisis situation involving an alleged armed and barricaded individual in a residence in the early morning hours on Saturday. The Mounties’ Containment Response Team and crisis negotiators made contact with...

Rescuers, cultural leaders, volunteers earn Commissioner’s awards in Iglulik

Nunavut Commissioner Nellie Kusugak came to Iglulik on May 7 to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations, including the fire department and search and rescue group. The dedicated volunteer firefighters and search and search and rescue...
photo courtesy of Jose Quezada

Iglulik residents build better boot

There are winter boots at the store that can be purchased and worn home, and then there are sealskin kamiit crafted by hand. Five Iglulik residents have opted to go the latter route and started...

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