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Overlander helps hockey-mad Nunavut hamlet stay sharp

The north helps out the even-further north with hockey. It doesn't get much more Canadian than that. Residents of the hamlet of Naujaat in Nunavut are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new ice skate...

Elders recognized as keepers of Inuit heritage and culture through awards

Elder Joseph Niptanatiak of Kugluktuk was invited to the Kugluktuk Hamlet office during the Jan. 7 council meeting and he presented with an Elders Recognition Award from Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). Joseph Niptanatiak received his...

GN reducing fuel costs by nine cents in Iqaluit; by four cents in other...

Retail gasoline and diesel prices will drop by nine cents per litre in Iqaluit and by four cents per litre in all other Nunavut communities as of Monday, the GN announced Friday. Consumers will pay...

Nunavummiut’s wishes for 2020; residents share their hopes for the year ahead

With a new year and a new decade upon us, Nunavummiut have aspirations for a better future. Some desire kinder and gentler interactions. Fireworks ring in the new year in Iqaluit. Tristan Omik photo “I’d like less bullying...

Nunavut News, Jan. 6 Edition

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Extreme cold warnings issued for several Nunavut communities

Environment Canada is advising some Nunavummiut to brace for extremely cold weather over the next few days. Expect some bitterly cold conditions in Gjoa Haven and six other Nunavut communities through this weekend, Environment Canada...

Researchers find reduced contaminants in seals

Many Nunavummiut continue to eat seal meat and the good news from Environment and Climate Change Canada is that contaminants in the animals’ meat, blubber and organs have generally been on the decline over...

Cargo delays arise following airline merger

Canadian North’s merger with First Air has been followed by some cargo headaches. The Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce released a statement describing freight arrival as “horrific at best” since the airlines started combining services on...

Smoother sailing for sealift in 2019

Sealift delivery in 2019 was generally smoother than in 2018, when ice conditions in some areas wreaked havoc on shipping schedules and prevented the final barge from arriving in the Kitikmeot. Northwest Territories-based Marine Transportation...

Board members elected to hunters and trappers organizations

Numerous communities across Nunavut held elections for hunters and trappers board members on Monday. Below are some of the outcomes. If you have results that you’d like to see included, please contact us at...

Iglulik’s Levy Uttak wins national tourism award

Levy Uttak of Iglulik captured the Most Inspiring Cultural Ambassador award from the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada on Nov. 14. The distinction goes to someone who “inspires those around them in a way they...

GN struggles to grow tourism without more investment

“Nunavut is a niche destination, particularly among international travellers.” That’s a key line from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Annual Tourism Report 2018-19. In GN surveys, 99.8 per cent of tourists to Nunavut reported...

There’s more to art than money, says Bart Hanna

As debate rages over the role of artwork in enriching the lives of Inuit, spurred by a New York Times article, Iglulik carver Bart Hanna says creating art means more than a pay cheque. “It’s...

Recent hacks highlight gaps in GNWT cyber security

Correction: This story has been updated. The outage of Nov. 29 was not caused by a cyber-attack, as the original version reported, but by a hardware failure, according to GNWT spokesperson Todd Sasaki. News/North...

Is climate change threatening Arctic lemmings?

While the impact of climate change on polar bears generates many headlines, a few Canadian researchers are looking into how a warming Arctic could impact a rodent that is a food source for numerous...

Savikataaq meets with Trudeau but PM makes ‘no firm commitments’

Premier Joe Sakivataaq discussed housing, healthcare, devolution, climate change and responsible development with Justin Trudeau on Thursday morning but the Prime Minister made no firm commitments to provide funding. NNSL file photo Premier Joe Savikataaq...

Nunavut speedskaters set for Arctic Winter Games

Another team is set to go for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games and it’s one which could make a lot of noise like it did in 2018. Team Nunavut’s speedskating team has been confirmed following...

Government of Nunavut looks to mines for housing help

Should mining companies be constructing residences for their employees living in the North? Could mining companies Agnico Eagle, Baffinland Iron Mines or TMAC Resources build homes for their employees someday? The Government of Nunavut is...

Guest comment: mining in Mexico v. the NWT

Seven thousand litres of tequila per NWT resident, that is how much tequila Mexico produced last year. WOW what a party that would be. But that is not all, Mexico is among the world’s...

New fire halls going up in Arctic Bay, Kugaaruk

Fire hall construction is progressing in Arctic Bay and Kugaaruk. The exterior of the new $4.8-million fire hall in Arctic Bay is essentially complete. Work on the interior will continue into December. photo courtesy of Jeremy...

Elders reflect on Inuit culture and values at conference

Inuit from across Nunavut attended one of most important gatherings Inuit can have. The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Conference was held in Iqaluit Oct. 29 and 30 at the Frobisher Inn. Around 100 delegates gathered to...

Nunavut territorial champions crowned on the mat

Judging by the wrestlers that made the Arctic Winter Games team for Whitehorse this coming March, one thing is certain: They won’t be short on experience. And they should cause some headaches for the opposition. Eekeeluak...

Qaqqaq to bring NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to Nunavut

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will visit the territory. Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq is trying to find office space in Iqaluit and is searching for staff. photo courtesy of the NDP Among the...

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...