NTI vote count for vice-president postponed due to weather

December 10, 2018

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is delaying the vote count for it vice-president election due to poor weather in a few communities.

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No public consultations for proposed airline merger

December 10, 2018 - Nunavut/NWT

Transport Canada is meeting selectively with stakeholders in Nunavut and the NWT about the proposed merger between airlines First Air and Canadian North.

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ITK announces steps to eliminate tuberculosis among Inuit

December 10, 2018 - Ottawa

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami released details Monday morning of its plan to eliminate tuberculosis among Inuit by 2030.

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Child welfare systems set to change in 2019

December 8, 2018

While details are still scant, the federal government announced on Nov. 30 that it will overhaul the way child and family services are delivered to Indigenous peoples across the country early next year.

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More funding for green energy

December 8, 2018

Arctic Energy Alliance’s budget is getting a $9.12-million boost over the next four years.

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Hamlets hold elections

December 8, 2018

The hamlets of Aklavik, Enterprise, Fort McPherson, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok are holding municipal elections on Dec. 10. Between the nine hamlets there are 12 candidates running for mayor and 59 running for council.

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To decolonize media, inform yourself

December 8, 2018

The media has a lot to answer for.

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MLA calls for investigation into jailhouse sex allegations

December 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

An MLA is calling for a formal probe into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct between two North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) employees and a former inmate.

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Literacy council seeks to build up workers’ knowledge of Inuit culture and history

December 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

In Nunavut, it’s no big secret there are many workers in critical positions who move up from the south with little to no knowledge of the territory and its people. With that in mind, Ilitaqsiniq (Nunavut Literacy Council) developed a pilot project.

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Expect parcel delays leading up to Christmas: Canada Post

December 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Canada Post is telling the country to be prepared for delayed package deliveries leading up to the holidays due to backlogs from recent worker job action, but local members say they aren’t seeing anything out of the ordinary.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Player development

December 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

Minor hockey registrations, Logo contest, Grad fundraisers, Breakfast with Santa, Science projects

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Cooking made special

Jonathan (Joco) Tootoo, left, and Shanae Piercey are ready to create works of art in the form of bacon cheese burgers during a cooking class at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake on Nov. 22, 2018. Photo courtesy Craig Vincent
December 7, 2018 - Baker Lake

A senior-high foods class has students honing their culinary skills and learning to appreciate sharing the fruits of one’s labour with others at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake.

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Science camp receives almost $75,000

Instructor Katelyn Proulx guides Obid Kudjaaq as he performs first aid on Malcolm Naatak as Kenia Pike looks on in the background during the 2018 KSEC Science Cultural Camp on the land near Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet from Sept. 6-10, 2018. NNSL File Photo
December 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

The annual science cultural camp organized and run by the Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community (KSEC) received a much-needed financial boost this past week.

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COLUMN: Every program funded is a victory

December 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

It certainly was good news to learn of the federal grant secured by the Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community (KSEC) to refresh its cache of camping supplies for one of KSEC’s top annual programs.

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Fort Smith traffic blitz leads to impairment charges

December 7, 2018 - Fort Smith

A joint traffic enforcement blitz led by Fort Smith RCMP and NWT RCMP Traffic Services has led to charges for a 47-year-old man.

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Mounties say they had permission to seize arrest video

December 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP have released their account of a “simple arrest” they say turned into a “fluid” police pursuit, following allegations Mounties forced a filming family member to turn over her cellphone.

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More than $40,000 raised for Christmas charity

December 7, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Christmas will be brighter for many in Kugluktuk thanks to the efforts of the Kugluktuk Christmas Committee and generous donations from community members and businesses.

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Nutrition North primer in advance of federal announcement in Iqaluit

December 7, 2018 - Nunavut

It takes a village

December 7, 2018 - Inuvik

When I interviewed Kylik Kisoun Taylor of Tundra North Tours this week, he told me that his best advice for up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs would be to foster as many partnerships as possible.

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Police arrest Baker Lake man who barricaded himself

December 7, 2018 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

A man in Baker Lake who barricaded himself in his residence and who RCMP say was armed, was taken into custody Friday afternoon after hours of negotiations.

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New Inuit development association launches

December 7, 2018 - Inuvik

A new Inuit development association officially launched Nov. 28 in Ottawa.

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Getting the lowdown on getting high

December 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Legal cannabis is the future, but cannabis consumption is not necessarily the best way forward.

With the legalization of cannabis a little over a month ago, this was the message directed at students during the Health Canada Pursue Your Passions education event at St. Patrick High School, Nov. 21 and 22.

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Procession planned for slain cab driver ‘Uncle Ahmed’

December 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Taxi drivers employed by both City Cab and Aurora Taxi will take to the streets of Yellowknife Monday for a procession for a former fellow cabbie killed on the job.

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PSAC calls for minimum wage increase, plan for living wage

December 7, 2018 - Nunavut

A petition to increase Nunavut’s $13 minimum wage circulated in Iqaluit and most communities for the past two weeks.

The petition is a part of a pan-territorial Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) Living Wage campaign.

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More than $40,000 raised for Christmas charity

December 7, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Christmas will be brighter for many in Kugluktuk thanks to the efforts of the Kugluktuk Christmas Committee and generous donations from community members and businesses.

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Little snow making caribou hunt difficult

December 7, 2018 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

Hunting caribou has proved to be difficult for Hall Beach hunters recently.

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National award for Kylik Kisoun Taylor

December 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik-based tour operator Kylik Kisoun Taylor is the winner of the 2019 National Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business for his tourism company Tundra North Tours.

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A yuletide wish for the holidays

December 7, 2018

I would like to introduce you to Coffee Head. As you can see, it’s a bear. A really big stuffed toy bear, to be exact.

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News coverage: the good and the bad

December 6, 2018

A journalist’s loyalty is to the readers, to whom we are obliged to report what we know, as accurately as we know it.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Rockets launches, successful NS students and Christmas feasts

December 6, 2018

A few tidbits from Kimmirut, Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa and communities around the Mary River Mine on Baffin Island.

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