Europe allows Inuit sealskins NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - At long last, the European Union is allowing the import and sale of sealskins from Nunavut's Inuit hunters, the EU and Canadian governments declared Oct. 10.
Two major changes under the new agreement are that the EU will now allow indigenous seal products without restrictions based on type or intended use, and that non-indigenous people can now participate in the production of seal products.
Hike in Iqaluit cab fare approved
NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Iqaluit's taxi fares haven't increased in seven years, and there appears to be little opposition to increasing the rate by one dollar to $7 from the current rate of $6. Only a couple of residents showed for a taxi review board meeting to discuss the issue.
"I absolutely, positively, 110 per cent agree on the taxi increase," said Kathy Hanson, who says she takes taxis once in a blue moon.
Girls across Canada gear up for hockey NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Hockey-loving girls united across Canada this past weekend.
The International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada joined forces for the third annual World Girls Hockey Weekend Long Game initiative. The coast-to-coast event aimed to bring together girls and women in the name of sport.
Iqaluit writer wins prize NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Touching on the growing issue of suicide in small communities, Iqaluit writer Aviaq Johnston tells an award-winning story of a young Inuk woman's suicide.
The Aboriginal Art and Stories contest is open to people across the country and awarded Johnston for her short story.