Nunavut News

Quassa says power-hungry politicians removed him as leader

June 21, 2018

“Conspiracy” and “coup” are the words Paul Quassa chooses when he reflects on his removal from the highest office in the Government of Nunavut.

There were power-hungry cabinet ministers coveting the premier’s seat and MLAs thirsting for a cabinet position, and that’s what led to his downfall, he told Nunavut News.

“I knew there were some who want to be premier, (others) who wanted to become a minister so badly that they would do anything,” Quassa said. Read More

COLUMN: Dawn of a new day for Nunavut politics?

June 21, 2018

Well, I certainly didn’t have a non confidence motion in mind when I called for a Kivalliq premier in Nunavut (Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first, Nov. 14, 2017, Kivalliq News), but as they say, here we are. Read More

Inmates trash Baffin Correctional Centre unit

June 21, 2018

For the second time in nine months, inmates at the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) in Iqaluit took control overnight.

The incident began sometime around midnight, with RCMP and the fire department responding to the incident. Read More

Jail fire in Rankin

June 20, 2018

The outcome could have been a lot worse after an inmate managed to light the bunk in his cell on fire at the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility on June 11. Read More

Bringing music to life

June 20, 2018

Musician Greg Brown, who teaches at the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program in Ottawa, visited Cambridge Bay to work with kindergarten to Grade 6 students, May 28-31. Read More

Inuk guide knocked out by plywood

June 18, 2018

An Inuk guide was struck on the head and knocked unconscious by a piece of plywood caught by a gust of wind during a floe edge trip with a wilderness adventure company near Pond Inlet earlier this month. Read More

Taloyoak woman defends her name after animal cruelty charge

June 18, 2018

A Taloyoak woman charged with animal cruelty following the death of a puppy says she’s been falsely accused and her life has become increasingly difficult since the criminal allegation has been made public.

Karen Nanook, 41, says she has lost a job opportunity as a result of facing one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. “Social media is making me look like a monster,” Nanook said. Read More

Joe Savikataaq takes over as premier

June 16, 2018

Joe Savikataaq stepped into unseated Premier Paul Quassa’s shoes after an unprecedented vote of non-confidence June 14.

The Arviat South MLA was pronounced premier after two rounds of voting. Fellow Kivalliq MLAs Patterk Netser and Lorne Kusugak were also in the running. Read More

NEWS BRIEFS: Top students taken to TASK

June 15, 2018

Baker Lake

Listed below are the 2018 outstanding students and their disciplines for the fifth annual Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Week at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake this past month. Read More

Grays Bay road and port battle persists

June 12, 2018

Despite prodding from the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and a two-term MLA, the Government of Nunavut won’t go back to Ottawa looking for funding for the proposed $550-million Grays Bay Road and Port project. Read More

Birds await spring thaw

June 11, 2018


OOLOO! OOLOO! Big hello from the island of smiling wind-tanned faces of Cambridge Bay.
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Students sing their guardianship of the sea

June 11, 2018

A collaboration between the fishing industry, Inuit organizations, and conservationists to protect key areas of the Arctic marine ecosystem has led to a special creative endeavour with Nanook School students in Apex. Read More

Baffinland seeks faster NIRB process

June 11, 2018

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. wants the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) to streamline its process to avoid the company having to take unfortunate steps, such as reducing staff, it stated in a June 6 letter to the regulator. Read More