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Nutrition North subsidy rises for non-perishable goods

The often criticized Nutrition North program has added an additional $1 per kilogram subsidy for non-perishable goods such as macaroni, flour, butter and diapers transported by sealift. That means a 10-kilogram bag of flour will...

FULL STORY: Nunavut government, NTI, feds sign devolution agreement in principle

The signing of a devolution agreement in principle early morning Aug.15 capped a busy week of federal announcements in the capital. The intent of devolution is to see a transfer of powers from Ottawa to...

Nunavut government, Nunavut Inuit and feds sign devolution agreement in principle

The signing of a devolution agreement in principle capped a busy week of federal announcements in the capital this morning. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk , Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett and Premier...

RCMP partnering with Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp in recruitment effort

The RCMP and Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation are teaming up with a goal of enlisting more Inuit police officers in Nunavut. The RCMP will offer a four-month training course in Nunavut beginning in January 2020...

GN trying to fill 60 vacant teaching positions across the territory

With the school year beginning in most Nunavut communities within the next three weeks, the Government of Nunavut is scrambling to find 60 more teachers. Louise MacIntosh, the Department of Education’s Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit coordinator, and...

School year begins Friday in some communities

Summer vacation grinds to a halt for some young Nunavummiut as early as Friday. Students at Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik in Gjoa Haven, seen here with attendance awards from the 2018-19 school year, are among the first...

Child care demand in Nunavut lags rest of country

Nunavummiut make the least use of early learning and child care services in the country, according to new data from Statistics Canada. The Baker Lake Day Care Centre, which can accommodate 20 preschoolers and four...

Future scientists at work

Close to 8,500 Northern youth are engaged in 30 hands-on science camps each summer through Actua. The camps combine traditional knowledge with Northern science. College and university students act as instructors, also imparting lessons relating...

Marine Protected Area deal signed: Akeeagok, Savikataaq and Trudeau conclude decades-long work to protect...

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) president P.J. Akeeagok, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved forward today in creating the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA)...

Four donated ambulances from Ontario bound for Nunavut communities

Cape Dorset, Iglulik, Clyde River and Taloyoak will be receiving donated emergency response vehicles on sealift due to a generous gesture from the Region of Peel in Ontario. These four ambulances will soon be on...

Joys of learning

A total of 20-to-25 students a day, aged seven to 12, took part in a week-long Actua science camp in Rankin Inlet last week. The theme of this year's science camp was science, technology, engineering...

Housing corporation trying new roofs, walls to prevent mould

Mould in Priscilla Curley’s Hall Beach home makes her break out in hives, forcing her to take allergy medication. It’s become a way of life over her 16 years there. Mould is visible under a window...

Around the Kiv

Hall of Fame Arviat/Nunavut The Kickball’s own Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, is the Western Canadian Hall of Fame inductee for 2019. The hall of fame is the latest accolade for Aglukark, who is also the first...

Justice Canada announces funding for Nunavut initiatives

Justice Canada announced funding for a host of initiatives on Monday, adding up to $1.8 million to support the well-being of women and children. Among the projects is a new child advocacy centre to be...

Time to count Arctic char

A $20 reward is being offered to fishers in the Kivalliq region who will bring in the stomach contents and muscle from their catch of Arctic char to their local hunters and trappers organizations...

Inuit miniature carvings on display in Winnipeg

Some of the tiniest examples of Inuit carvings are a big attraction at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The exhibit Small Worlds: Inuit Miniature Carving opened during the July 20-21 weekend. Inuk artist Ulilak shaped this Man...

WWF Canada invests $250,000 in new wildlife projects in the North

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada is prepared to ante up approximately $250,000 to fund new projects that will aim to benefit narwhal, beluga, caribou, polar bears and humans. Research will entail a mixture of Inuit...

Fall marine training replicates life on a ship, ‘as real life as possible’

The Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium is offering two rounds of pre-training courses in Iqaluit come September, as well as another round of the Kisarvik Program. Instructor Barry Hynick teaches a class at the...

Parties jockey for position ahead of federal election

Three months ahead of a federal election, the Conservative Party so far remains alone in having announced its Nunavut candidate. Conservative defence critic James Bezan, left, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and Nunavut’s Conservative candidate...

Communities aim to make most of cruise ship visits

Nunavut’s cruise ship tourism season sets sail on July 28 and Pond Inlet is once again in a position to reap substantial benefits. Adventure Canada’s vessel Ocean Endeavour, a mainstay on the Nunavut cruise ship...

Publicly-elected premier a non-issue

It really seems like just yesterday when the birth of Canada's newest territory was fast approaching the horizon of reality, and consensus government (and if I may) of, for and by the people was...

Summertime fun and learning in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet recreation department has been going full speed with a number of summer projects. The hamlet recently opened its Area 6 playground, making it the fifth playground in the community the department of...

Teachers sharpen leadership skills

The school year is over, but the learning hasn’t stopped for some of Nunavut’s teachers. Dozens of educators — principals, assistant-principals and teachers — are enrolled in a Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN)...

Makimautiksat program has strong record against suicide

Mental health outreach worker Brittany Holm teamed-up with Tuugaalik High School's community counsellor, Jennifer Kadjuk, to deliver the Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment program to a senior high class shortly before the end of...

Man dies, baby suffers gunshot wound in separate incidents

The Kivalliq was saddened by a pair of recent tragedies; one involving an accidental drowning, the other a baby injured by a gunshot. Officers of the Chesterfield Inlet detachment of the RCMP responded to a...

GN to expand trades tutoring; aspiring plumber Kenny Enuaraq delighted

Kenny Enuaraq struggled several times to pass the mandatory test to become a tradesperson, but he wouldn’t let himself quit. Clyde River’s Kenny Enuaraq has passed Nunavut Arctic College’s pre-trades program in plumbing. He kept...

Nunavut art showcased in Toronto, New York

The work of Nunavummiut artists, primarily from Cape Dorset, will be in the spotlight in two upcoming exhibitions to be held in Toronto and New York. This is an untitled 1994-95 graphite, coloured pencil and...

Will territorial, national and international outcry spur governments to language and education action in...

A group of Nunavummiut, along with Canadian and international scholars, released an open letter to the world’s language commissioners gathering in Toronto today, asking for their help in addressing the language setbacks in Nunavut. “Two...

Feds lobbied for road network to connect four Kivalliq communities

The Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) has submitted a proposal to fund a survey outlining the case for potential routes linking the four communities through the federal government’s National Trade Corridors Fund. The...

Agnico Eagle marks mine opening with $1 million donation to community

Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) marked the opening of its second mine in Nunavut last week by donating $1 million to two community groups in Rankin Inlet. Rankinmmiut celebrated the official opening of Agnico Eagle's Meliadine...