In the news this week
Monday, October 16, 2017
Feds join TB fight
Eliminating the extreme and disproportionate rate of tuberculosis among Inuit in Canada is the goal of a new task force announced in early October by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.
Kugluktuk aims to care for its own
The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is ready to build and staff a 24-bed continuing care centre, if the Department of Health will sign a service agreement to use the facility.
Worries over Russian rocket debris
A Russian rocket launch is raising red flags in Nunavut, where the debris is set to land in the Pikialasorsuaq, or North Water Polynya, in Baffin Bay between Ellesmere Island, Devon Island, and Greenland.
Marine rescue station site to be chosen
The Canadian Coast Guard will reveal the site of its first Arctic in-shore marine rescue station within weeks, says Peter Garapick, its superintendent of Arctic search and rescue.
Fight for Amittuq riding heats up
There's a movement in Hall Beach to get the next Amittuq MLA elected from that community, and Hall Beach Mayor Peter Siakuluk is on board.
Working to help entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn how to handle the essentials of operating a small business or non-profit as the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce makes its first foray into Small Business Week.
A heavy-duty career
Darren Ihumatak doesn't hesitate to upgrade his skills when a chance presents itself.
Who's running where in the Nunavut election
Nunavut News runs through the roster of candidates competing for seats in the October 30 territorial election.
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