Nunavut News

Canadian North looks to the future with Fetchable

February 17, 2018 - Nunavut

After Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. ditched Canadian North for First Air last year, the airline had to go back to the drawing board, and they came up with an internet-based service called Fetchable.

“We have available space on our aircraft and we’re looking for ways to fill it,” said Canadian North president Steve Hankirk.

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Teacher education review in draft form

February 16, 2018 - Nuanvut

A review of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP), initiated in early 2017, is now at the draft-report stage.

“The consultants have drafted a preliminary report to be reviewed by the Department of Education and Nunavut Arctic College to ensure that the program evaluation phase of this review has met the scope of work detailed in the request for proposals,” Education deputy minister Pujjuut Kusugak stated via e-mail.

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On-site TB diagnosis and treatment showing benefits

February 9, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

Community-wide tuberculosis (TB) testing in Qikiqtarjuaq is running smoothly and faster than expected, Nunavut’s chief medical officer Kim Barker said Jan. 8. The comments came on the fourth day of what was originally estimated to be a seven- to 10-week, $1 million medical effort to battle an outbreak in the hamlet.

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Axe-wielding man faces multiple charges

February 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

Police have charged a 29-year-old man accused of brandishing an axe and banging on doors in the 300 block in Iqaluit early Feb. 6.

The RCMP arrived in the area and witnessed a man with the axe. Police say they advised the man that he was under arrest. The accused allegedly walked toward the police waving the axe, ignoring the officer’s direction to drop it, stated Cpl. Henry Coman in a news release.

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Students battle a killer in Naujaat

February 7, 2018 - Naujaat

Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School raised more than $800 in support of Rick Mercer’s Spread the Net Challenge to fight malaria by having a penny sale and a swat-a-mosquito game in Naujaat this past month.

Teacher Lloyd Francis said he’s seen Mercer talk about the net challenge a couple of times on his TV show, the Rick Mercer Report.

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Preparations begin for large-scale military exercise

February 3, 2018 - Cambridge Bay/Resolute

Residents of Cambridge Bay and Resolute can expect to see a major influx of military personnel in and around their communities as Operation Nunalivut is held from Feb. 23 to March 21.

The annual High Arctic military exercise will involve 350 Rangers and Canadian Armed Forces personnel combined. Soldiers will be sent from Winnipeg and Shilo, Man., and military divers will arrive from Canada’s East Coast. In addition to the diving operations, there will be military drills on land and on sea ice, patrols and live fire training.

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Three Nunavut projects win Arctic Inspiration Prizes

February 2, 2018 - Nunavut

Three Nunavut projects received recognition and funding from a total of $2.4 million that went to eight teams across the North at the Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony Jan. 31 in Ottawa.

“We’re super-excited,” said Chesterfield Inlet’s Glen Brocklebank, who has been running a qajaq program with Victor Sammurtok School students for years.

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