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Jaypeetee Audlakiak returns as Hall Beach mayor

Jaypeetee Audlakiak prevailed in a mayoral byelection Monday and will get another shot at leading the Hamlet of Hall Beach. Audlakiak garnered 49 votes, almost doubling his next closest challenger in a crowded field of...

Funding announced in Yellowknife on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Northerners accustomed to long, cold winters with short days can attest that mental health challenges can affect everyone from all walks of life. The Yellowknife and NWT governments on Wednesday pledged to support territorial residents...

Cape Dorset mayor reviews agenda for second term

Timoon Toonoo was re-elected mayor of Cape Dorset on Dec. 16 but he plans to be the municipal leader of a community with a different name in the near future. Timoon Toonoo received a strong...

Outgoing Fort Res mayor: ‘I’m blamed’ for financial woes

The financial problems facing Fort Resolution are being dumped on the hamlet's outgoing mayor, according to the soon-to-be ex-chief magistrate. “I'm blamed because people were laid off during my term. The arena's not open, the...

Cape Dorset returns Timoon Toonoo as mayor; voters prefer community be renamed Kinngait

Cape Dorset voters have given Timoon Toonoo another term as mayor. The greatest number of voters also prefer to change the community’s name to Kinngait. photo courtesy of Timoon Toonoo Incumbent Timoon Toonoo has overwhelmingly...

Two-way race for Cape Dorset mayor

Two contenders have emerged for the mayor’s seat in Cape Dorset. Residents in Cape Dorset will have two choices for mayor in a Dec. 16 byelection. photo courtesy of Kinngait Oka Incumbent Timoon Toonoo is seeking re-election....

In Kugluktuk, it was a brotherly affair in the race for mayor

There are some strong bonds among Kugluktuk’s current mayor, runner-up for mayor and previous mayor. David Audlatak Nivingalok won the mayoral race in Kugluktuk by a single vote over Darren Ihumatak, his half-brother. Nivingalok says...

Kenny Bell elected as mayor of Iqaluit

Kenny Bell has been elected as Iqaluit’s new mayor. photo courtesy of Kenny Bell/Facebook Voters in Iqaluit have chosen Kenny Bell as their new mayor. Bell defeated Noah Papatsie, his only challenger, by a count of...

Outgoing Iqaluit mayor and city council get praise from MLA George Hickes

George Hickes, speaking in his capacity as MLA for Iqaluit-Tasiluk, used his statement in the legislative assembly on Oct. 22 to applaud outgoing Mayor Madeleine Redfern and Iqaluit city council for their accomplishments during...

Candidates finalized for Nunavut municipal elections

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect that the nomination period for mayor will not be extended in Cape Dorset as that is not permitted under the Nunavut Elections Act.  Nominations closed Friday for...

Day shelter neighbour uses Facebook to expose violence

April Desjarlais has taken to Facebook to raise awareness of the homelessness crisis that is unfolding outside her business. Desjarlais is the owner of the Finn Hansen building on 50 Street, which is right next...

Council Briefs: Shauna Morgan is Yellowknife’s latest Deputy Mayor

Shauna Morgan was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of Yellowknife during city council's first formal council meeting Tuesday evening. The second-term councillor, who received the most votes in the past council election will hold the...