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GN giving much of federal carbon tax back to Nunavummiut through tax breaks

The GN will provide tax breaks and an at-the-pump rebate to Nunavummiut to return most of the carbon tax that the federal government imposed on July 1, which drove up fuel prices by about...

Is it time for Nunavummiut to build their own homes again?

Discussion over Nunavut’s housing shortage turned to reflection on the Housing Assistance Program (HAP) when Nunavut was part of the NWT. It is great to see people having their own homes, and independent from government....

Government should consider giving money to improve school attendance, Main suggests

Poor attendance is harming education in Nunavut and the territorial government should offer financial incentives to encourage students to show up regularly for school, Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main said. Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA...

Housing minister admits to mistake surrounding Iglulik housing waiting list

The Nunavut Housing Corporation’s $43.4-million capital budget for 2020-21 stalled last week when Aggu MLA Paul Quassa insisted that the housing corporation was wrong about Iglulik’s waiting list shrinking by 54 per cent. The Nunavut...

Still no incentive for public housing and staff housing occupants to transition to home...

Iqaluit Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak-Lightstone has been urging the government to make changes to tackle the the “inequity of staff housing and homeownership” since he was elected two years ago. Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak-Lightstone has...

Housing minister to NTI: ‘You have a healthy surplus… help us’

As the topic of housing continues to arise in the legislative assembly, Housing Minister Patter Netser made another appeal to land-claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated on Friday. “We need your help,” Housing Minister Patterk Netser...

EXCLUSIVE: Walrus hunter recounts incredible story of survival

On Oct. 18, 1994, Pitseolak Alainga embarked on a hunting trip that would change his life forever. The young man set off by sea from Iqaluit in the hopes of harvesting walrus. Instead, eight of...

GN seeks return of unsold polar bear pelts from auction houses

Global demand for polar bear pelts has collapsed since a peak several years ago and there are consequently many unsold specimens from Nunavut collecting dust in auction warehouses in the south. Polar bear pelts were...

Baffin Correctional Centre introduces program for inmates to help other inmates

Baffin Correctional Centre is making an “important operational shift” to allow inmates to assist fellow inmates when incidents arise, Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak said in the legislative assembly on Friday. Peer councils made up of...

GN continues to look to Inuit organizations for housing partnership

Netsilik MLA Emiliano Qirngnuq says constituents frequently ask him for assistance to obtain housing. “It is very painful to tell a mother that there are simply not enough resources to build enough new units to...

Absence of cannabis outlets in Nunavut ‘unacceptable,’ Arreak-Lightstone asserts

More than a year after cannabis was legalized in Canada, Nunavut still has no retail outlets within the territory and that’s ‘unacceptable,’ Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone said in the legislative assembly Tuesday. Cannabis sales through...

Kivalliq News Oct. 30 edition

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Nunavut chooses mayors, councillors; vote in four Kivalliq communities delayed by blustery weather

Municipal elections were held in many Nunavut communities on Monday. Much of the Kivalliq will go to the polls at a later time, however, due to inclement weather — voting was postponed in Rankin Inlet,...

Released criminals need more help adjusting to life after jail, Nakashuk suggests

Many of the inmates at Baffin Correctional Centre have mental health or substance abuse issues and they need more help after being released from jail, Pangnirtung MLA Margaret Nakashuk says. “We don’t want (offenders) angrier...

Nunavut News Oct. 28 Edition

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Regular MLAs insist they’re not being fully apprised; postpone health capital budget

For the second time this week, Nunavut's regular MLAs have flexed their muscle by delaying approval of a capital budget. “We don’t want to be rubber-stampers,” Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak said of the role of...

Kaernerk calls for rent reduction in mouldy homes

Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk says tenants in mouldy homes should be given a reduction in rent. Kaernerk asked Housing Minister Patterk Netser in the legislative assembly on Thursday if that can be arranged. Netser pointed...

Main upset as cost of fibre optic project balloons to nearly $210 million

A fibre optic “mega-project” that will bring high-speed internet to Iqaluit and Kimmirut by 2023 has skyrocketed in price to $209 million from an estimated $126 million when it was first announced. In August, then-federal...

Cambridge Bay’s EDO helps residents get businesses off the ground

Nunavummiut with a dream to start a business have plenty of resources. A common first stop is at the office of the community’s economic development officer. Angela Gerbrandt, economic development officer for the Hamlet of Cambridge...

Kivalliq News Oct. 23 edition

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Abluqta Society president Joseph Arnasungaaq and former Thrift Store manager Sharon Alerk display the original food bank donations the society received in May of 2018. Photo courtesy Erin Strachan

Almost half of Nunavut homes battle food insecurity, survey shows

Close to half of Nunavut households categorized themselves as moderately or severely food insecure in a national survey, according to Statistic Canada data released on Tuesday. With nearly half of Nunavut homes struggling to obtain...

Qaqqaq determined to help 38,000 Nunavummiut as MP

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, Nunavut’s 25-year-old newly-elected NDP member of Parliament was delighted but pensive in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Mumilaaq Qaqqaq has been elected as Nunavut’s fourth member of Parliament. NNSL file photo She was...

Towtongie says health staff cover up mistakes; Hickes refutes it

When errors occur within the medical system, health professionals “cover it up,” said Cathy Towtongie, MLA for Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet. Cathy Towtongie: “…if somebody dies, they develop a professional curtain and behind that curtain...

Nunavut News Oct. 21 Edition

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Principals’ conference focuses on Safe and Caring Schools

Nunavut school principals and other education staff gathered to network, update their training and learn new skills in Iqaluit this past month. The Nunavut Principals’ Conference ran from Sept. 21 to 27. Principals from all regions...

Kivalliq News Oct. 16 digital download

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Can Nunavut get another bump at the polls?

Crystal Martin-Lapenskie plans to vote in the federal election on Oct. 21 and she’s encouraging others to do the same. Crystal Martin-Lapenskie, president of the National Inuit Youth Council: “A lot of it’s been talk....

Douglas Roy on the issues

As we close in on the Oct. 21 federal election, Nunavut News asked several questions of the four individuals who have entered the race to become the territory’s member of Parliament. Douglas Roy. photo courtesy of...

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq on the issues

As we close in on the Oct. 21 federal election, Nunavut News asked several questions of the four individuals who have entered the race to become the territory’s member of Parliament. Mumilaaq Qaqqaq. NNSL file photo Mumilaaq...

Megan Pizzo-Lyall on the issues

As we close in on the Oct. 21 federal election, Nunavut News asked several questions of the four individuals who have entered the race to become the territory’s member of Parliament. Megan Pizzo-Lyall Rajnesh Sharma/NNSL photo Megan...