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EDITORIAL: Let’s keep the fun in kid’s sports

This city might have been built thanks to diamonds and gold but the real treasures have always been the youth. And you can’t raise functional, happy and productive kids without a healthy dose of physical...

Yk youth launch suicide awareness campaign

A youth group would like to remind you that if you're feeling low, you're not alone. The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's youth committee has launched a suicide prevention campaign to raise awareness of mental...

RCMP report sudden death of youth in Cambridge Bay

Residents of Cambridge Bay are reeling from a fatal tragedy involving a young girl. The police responded to what they describe as a “sudden death” just outside the community on Thursday. In a news release issued...

EDITORIAL: Don’t strike out on youth privacy

Youth sports organizations have plenty of reasons for collecting information that may be considered sensitive or personal. Often they are for safety protocols, such as emergency situations that might require having a player's health-care number....

Camp organizers seek to boost youth interest in health careers

A CSI-style forensic investigation and the opportunity to learn from Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon Donna May Kimmaliardjuk are just two of the highlights on offer for a group of students from across the...

Nunavut youth bring the skills at best attended competition in 14 years

While the Skills Canada Nunavut territorial competition always demonstrates young Nunavummiut have plentiful abilities and talents, this year was extra-special. Leannza Eleeheetok, of Gjoa Haven, won gold in the cooking competition with her chicken cacciatore. photo...

Panel and industry reps discuss why more Nunavut youth aren’t into mining

Industry champions are getting serious about interesting the younger generation in mining careers. Each year, the Nunavut Mining Symposium gathers hundreds of industry-related workers in the capital to share information about multiple topics but, for...

Inuit Nunangat youth to develop community initiatives with new federal funding

The four Inuit regions are getting $660,000 to help address the significant social and economic inequalities faced by Northern youth, which create barriers to developing the knowledge and skills needed to support their communities,...
Rachel Blakeston, a grade four student at East Three Elementary School, was just one of many students to participate in a meeting with Kevin Giesbrecht, the manager of the local Northmart, at the town’s council chambers on April 3. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Northmart’s plastic usage challenged by Inuvik youth

Inuvik youth continue their push for a plastic-free community, most recently taking their message to the store manager of the local Northmart at a meeting hosted in town council chambers on April 3. Kevin Giesbrecht,...
Members from Inuvik’s Team Bain female junior curling team introduced the sport to 12 young girls during a curling night on March 27. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Junior curlers share their knowledge with Inuvik youth

In an effort to attract a younger demographic to the sport, members of Inuvik’s Team Bain female junior curling team facilitated a curling night for budding curlers at the town’s curling club on March...

Youth engagement in Inuvik is excellent

“Youth are the future.” In my experience, this often-touted cliché is rarely so true as it is in Inuvik. The youth I’ve had the chance to speak with in town are engaged, ambitious and enthusiastic. They’re excited...