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Rankin celebrates Raptors win

Rankin Inlet was getting into the “We the North” spirit last week as the Toronto Raptors challenged the Golden State Warriors for the championship title in the NBA Finals. Between playing ball and watching...

Sexual abuse of children a ‘crisis’ and GN guilty by association, Lightstone argues

There’s a crisis of child sexual abuse in the territory and the government isn’t doing enough to stop it, says Adam Lightstone, MLA for Iqaluit-Manirajak. “The children of Nunavut need our help to put an...

Lightstone pushes for renewable energy rebate program

On a day when youth marched outside the legislative assembly calling for climate change action, Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone called for a renewable energy rebate program in Nunavut. All other Canadian jurisdictions have them, Lightstone...

Angnakak says something must be done about medevac equipment malfunctions

Equipment failures have resulted in significant delays in medevac services on more than one occasion, leading to further complications in emergency medical situations, according to Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak. “When you’re awarded a contract to...

Inuit tradespeople ‘treated with disdain’ by southern contractors, Kaernerk says

Some Inuit tradespeople actively seeking work in Iglulik are being overlooked by a Quebec-based contractor building houses in the community, according to Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk. “They hired the bare minimum of Inuit, and hardly...

GN close to hiring a director to seize bootleggers’ and drug dealers’ profits

The Department of Justice has made an offer to an individual in hopes of filling the position of director of forfeiture, acting Justice Minister David Akeeagok announced in the legislative assembly June 4. “The Government...

Food prices in Clyde River motivate brothers to open grocery store

Martin Kigutaq wants to make a difference for his family and his community. To that end, over the past year, he’s transformed old shipping containers into the Baffin General Store or, as the community affectionately...

Senator, minister spar over carbon tax; more exemptions needed in Nunavut, Patterson says

The federal carbon tax shouldn’t be applicable to Nunavut hunters, fishers and private home owners, Sen. Dennis Patterson told Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the Senate on May 14. Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson: “It’s not...

Angela Amarualik earns Indigenous Music Award

A couple of rising stars on the Nunavut music scene received even wider acclaim at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on Friday evening. Iglulik’s Angela Amarualik released a self-titled album in November. Photo...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...

Nunavut students are stressed, going into debt due to decade-old assistance formula

Correction: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect figure for the FANS annual budget. The correct figure for fiscal year 2018/2019 is $8,352,000. ———————————— Robert Clift, the Family Services director whose job it is...

He never took no for an answer – remembering Joe Enook

Joe Enook’s death the evening of Friday, March 29 – made public the next morning – devastated his friends and colleagues, and saddened many Nunavummiut. Tununiq MLA and Speaker of Nunavut’s legislative assembly, who died...

Nunavut delegation examines renewable energy options in Alaska

Cambridge Bay economic development officer Angela Gerbrandt will be among 10 Nunavut delegates from across the territory heading to Kotzebue, Alaska, from April 23-May 4 to learn about renewable energy options. A delegation from Nunavut...
Construction workers open crates of supplies to build new homes in Arviat in October. Twenty units are scheduled to go up during the 2019-2020 construction season. photo courtesy of Nunavut Housing Corporation

Money for Nunavut housing drops 16 percent in 2019

With a $55-million construction budget, the Nunavut Housing Corporation is planning to build 79 new residential units in communities outside Iqaluit in 2019-20. That's down from 2018-19 when the housing corporation had $65.7 million earmarked...
Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge Bay, seen during the Nunavut Wrestling Championships in Pangnirtung in January, won himself a silver medal in the boys U17 55-kg weight class at the U17/U19 Canadian Wrestling Championships in Fredericton, N.B., on Saturday. photo courtesy of David Kilabuk

Eekeeluak Avalak wins silver medal at Canadian Wrestling Championships

There's a wonderful think about being from Nunavut and going to a national championship. No one takes you seriously until you beat them and even then, they still don't take you seriously. Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge...

Nunavut’s economy will see very high growth in coming years, says GN economist

The territory’s immediate economic forecast is looking good, with very high growth in the next four years, though it must overcome challenges in the longer term, such as graduating more students from high school...

Nunavut’s rapidly changing seasons concern Ruth Kaviok

Ruth Kaviok returned from the tropics of Peru in March following a trip of several weeks as a volunteer with Canada World Youth. Ruth Kaviok is contemplating a second run for president of the National...

Hickes has the boots, so time to get working

Last week, we reported that Finance Minister George Hickes was instructed by his father, former Manitoba MLA George Hickes Sr., not to follow in his footprints, but to leave his own – and they...
Leo Kaludjak tries to control the puck in the corner and avoid the check of the NWT's Liam Carroll. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Canada Games hockey heads west

It's not often teams from the North are able to get together as they prepare for the Canada Winter Games and it's rarer still to get to play against your competition before the games...

Kugluktuk lacrosse impacting the west

A man born and raised in Kugluktuk is now teaching youth across the Western Arctic the fundamentals of lacrosse. Kyle Aviak just spent two full days teaching students in Fort Providence, NWT the ins and...
Minor hockey players, from left, Ricky Putumiraqtuq, Brya Kingunkotok, Daniel Kingunkotok and Amos Nakoolak are having a blast hanging-out with head instructor David Clark of Rankin Inlet during the Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp in Baker Lake. That camp was followed up last week with another one in Arviat. Photo courtesy David Clark

Rankin camp heads to Arviat

The Rankin Rock hockey camp tour came to an end last week in Arviat. The Rankin Rock won a $ 80,000 Youth Arctic Inspiration prize earlier this year in order to expand the camp outside...
Jennifer Ellsworth is seen at an event earlier this year receiving an award. Ellsworth is one of the newest black belts at the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society. NNSL file photo

More black belts for Iqaluit Taekwondo Society

Two members of the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society recently received their black belts. Jennifer Ellsworth became a newly minted marshal arts master by earning her first degree black belt while Maryse Mahy received her third degree...

Family services makes ‘preemptive call’ for foster homes

Nunavut’s Department of Child and Family Services is putting a public call out for foster homes, in anticipation of future need. The department currently has 45 foster homes and will need more homes available for...

Worm disease parasite detected in Sanikiluaq walrus

The Department of Health is advising residents in Sanikiluaq that a walrus has tested positive for trichinella, a parasite that causes worm disease. If you have consumed uncooked walrus and experienced stomach pain, muscle pain,...

Auyuittuq National Park map revamped with Inuktitut place names

The newest map of the Auyuittuq National Park will have Inuktitut place names, after years of consolidating local knowledge and consulting historical records. The Inuktitut place names map started its work in 2014, holding workshops...

Iqaluit couple makes hidden homelessness public

After four years without a home Brian Tagalik and Pitsiulaaq Ashoona pitched their tent outside of the Legislative Assembly to bring awareness to hidden homelessness in Iqaluit. “It will give the public outcry that people...

Our North, our heritage, our future

To the editor, At the Conservative Party of Canada's policy convention last month in Halifax, the three Northern territories were successful in advancing a policy declaration which contains exciting news for the North. Titled "Our North,...

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announces supports for Inuit children

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) announced it will work to remove barriers for youth requiring access to health, social and educational services. "I was pleased to be able to announce in June that we would begin...

Sanikiluaq daycare risks closure after hamlet cancels bingo licence

A Sanikiluaq daycare fears it may close in months after losing its Saturday night bingo, leaving it at odds with the hamlet government which revoked its licence this fall. In the last two years, the...

Children’s show Anaana’s Tent airs in English and Inuktitut

The Anaana’s Tent children’s series is airing an English version of its Inuktut show on APTN this fall. The series, now available in both languages, will introduce cultural traditions and language to unilingual children across...