In the news this week
Monday, September 18, 2017
New beer and wine store yields long line-ups
Long line-ups through the parking lot and onto the street plagued the Iqaluit beer and wine store's first week of operation, but by Saturday one resident had set up shop in the parking lot.
Failure to hire Inuit may cost $1.28 billion in lost wages
The failure to fully implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement will cost Inuit an estimated $1.28 billion in lost wages from 2017 to 2023
GN airline policy under review
The Government of Nunavut has chosen German-based Lufthansa Consulting to study options on how to structure medical and duty travel, and that choice of contractor is eliciting a mix of accolades and doubts.
Beer and wine, check. Next, marijuana
Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak asked whether it will be possible to purchase marijuana at the Iqaluit beer and wine store in the future.
Getting feet wet with the navy
While some Nunavummiut teenagers slept in during their summer break, Nicole Kununak was regularly out of bed at 4 a.m.
Assembly showdown kills Bill 37
Bill 37, an Act to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, is no more.
Nunavut News/North reached out to the current legislators to see whether they will be running again in next month's territorial election. Here are their responses.
Widespread support for new law students
The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory's law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family and law professionals.
Cool weather, snow flurries greet cruise ship voyagers in Cambridge Bay
When a massive cruise ship pulled into Cambridge Bay on Aug. 28, the community had last year's experience to build on.
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