Eiderdown, which eider ducks use as a nest, is big money, with a king-sized Icelandic eiderdown duvet valued at $10,000 on one website. A duvet costs on average about $6,000 per kilogram of eiderdown used. - photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
New hope for old plantSanikiluaq works to reopen eiderdown factory after favourable feasibility study
Forget the nest egg. The nest itself is where the money is in Sanikiluaq, where a feasibility study showed that the hamlet's eiderdown - which the ducks use as a nest and then abandon - is worth reopening a factory shuttered a decade ago.
Wave of the future NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH - With one of the world's highest tidal variations, Iqaluit is a prime location for harnessing and developing technology that could reduce the territory's reliance on diesel-generated energy.
Apex entrepreneur Kirt Ejesiak, with three Western Arctic partners, is hoping turbines installed on the sea floor can harness tidal energy to replace diesel as the capital's energy source.
Leader recalls clash with PM NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH - A gathering is giving attendees a look into the experience of female indigenous leaders, among them the then-head of a national Inuit group who explained how she made the prime minister apologize.
It was 1992, and former prime minister Brian Mulroney had come to the table with Canada's premiers, representatives from the Assembly of First Nations, the Native Council of Canada, the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, now known as the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Metis Council of Canada.
New game in town NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH - Athletes and coaches across the territory are preparing themselves in the game of futsal, which is set to replace indoor soccer at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.
Futsal is considered by many to be a cousin to the popular sport of soccer. It is sanctioned by the Federation International Football Association (FIFA), and it is played across the globe. It is essentially an indoor version of the familiar outdoor game, with some minor differences.
Politician speaks on co-op movement NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH - As president of the Ikaluktutiak Co-op since 1978, William (Bill) Lyall's career provides the basis for his first book.
Helping Ourselves by Helping Each Other: the Life Story of William Lyall tells of the politician's life as well as a story of the co-op movement.
Lyall wrote the book in collaboration with the Nunavut Research Institute, Quebec City's Laval University, Arctic Co-operatives Limited and the Nunavut Department of Education.