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Woman charged after allegedly running over person with ATV

October 15, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

A 34-year-old Cambridge Bay woman has been charged with multiple offences after she was accused of striking and seriously injuring a person while operating an all-terrain vehicle. 

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Chamber organizes packed week of activities for entrepreneurs

October 15, 2018 - Iqaluit

Small Business Week is back for its second year of offerings intended to support, encourage and deepen the skills of Iqaluit’s small business community, and that includes Iqalungmiut who may be thinking of starting a small business.

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Spikes in internet usage anger Iqaluit customers

Northwestel announced the launch of its new broadband satellite network Sept. 17, and since the beginning of October Iqaluit customers have reported inexplicable usage spikes. From left: Ron Harrigan, David Joanasie, Lorne Kusugak, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Corbin Winsor at the ribbon cutting event. NNSL file photo.
October 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Dozens of Iqalungmiut are reporting mindboggling usage spikes with internet service provider Northwestel.

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GNWT officials to visit Cam Bay Monday as airlift confusion continues

Cambridge Bay's Suzanne Maniyogina and her four children don't have a vehicle. They were expecting their truck, ordered from Hay River, NWT, to arrive by sealift. Now it's not clear whether it will be shipped by air as the last barge to Cambridge Bay was cancelled. Her children are Tayten and Jeremiah, back, and Graysen and Azalea, front. photo courtesy of Suzanne Maniyogina
October 14, 2018 - Kitikmeot

Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk residents still seeking answers about their sealift orders are hoping to find out Monday if their goods will be flown in or stored in Inuvik.

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IN MY VIEW: Taking a temperature check

October 13, 2018 - Nunavut

In most cases, people who are going out on the land will do a quick check of the wind direction and the temperature. They get their supplies and fuel, notify someone where they are going, and off they go. They travel with anticipation of a good run with meat or furs to bring home. They also make sure their machines are in good running order with spare plugs, belt and maybe an extra ski just in case and all this is done for their safety and a successful trip.

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SPORTS TALK: The UFC deserves its criticism after UFC 229

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass, something he's done for more yards than any other quarterback in National Football League history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
October 13, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

How about that Banksy deal earlier this month?

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Kivalliq man catches Greenland shark

A Greenland shark measuring more than 3 metres (10 feet) in length and weighing close to 227 kilograms (500 pounds) was caught in a whale net in Coral Harbour on Oct. 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Ottokie
October 12, 2018 - Coral Harbour

One of the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, a Greenland shark, was caught in a whaling net near Coral Harbour on Oct. 1.

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Keep the presses going

October 12, 2018 - Kivalliq

Oct. 1 to 7 slipped quietly past this week without the fanfare that can accompany seven-day-awareness periods such as National Fire Prevention Week, Aboriginal Awareness Week, National Youth Violence Prevention Week or National Women’s or Men’s Health Week.

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Inuit youth gather to fight suicide

Goalie Pakka Arnatsiaq is ready to try and pass the ball as Curtis Siusangnark, centre, and Quentin Tuktudjuk put the pressure on in front of his goal during Embrace Life activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Sept. 28, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
October 11, 2018 - Naujaat

Students and staff members at Tuugaalik High School took part in an initiative aimed at preventing suicide during the school’s Embrace Life celebration in Naujaat on Sept. 28.

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UPDATE: Search for missing hunter now a recovery effort

A Hercules aircraft was among the resources deployed to search for three missing hunters in Cape Dorset on Oct. 10. One of the hunters was rescued, another was found dead. The search for the third man continues. Cpl D Hiebert/Canadian Armed Forces photo
October 11, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

A missing Cape Dorset hunter is presumed dead and a search for him is now a recovery effort.

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ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓅᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Grade 8 student Roger Ammaroalik, from left, Grade 7 student Andrea Uttak and Grade 9 student Heather Putulik enjoy the bonfire during Embrace Life activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Sept. 28, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
October 11, 2018 - Naujaat

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᓇᔩᑦ ᑐᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᕈᓘᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ – ᐅᑉᓛᕆᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᖅᑳᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑑᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᑭᐱᓯᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ – ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓵᒃᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 28-ᒥ.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Co-ordinator named

Kathleen Merritt of Rankin Inlet has left her board position with Qaggiavuut to co-ordinate its digigital Nunangat project revitalizing ancient Inuit music. Photo courtesy of Qaggiavuut
October 11, 2018 - Kivalliq

Kathleen Merritt of Rankin Inlet has stepped down from her role on the Qaggiavuut board to join the performance arts company’s working team.

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Comedians flip the script on serious topics

October 10, 2018 - Iqaluit

After leaving a crowd of 200 in stitches at the Frobisher Inn in March, Angnakuluk Friesen and Bibi Bilodeau are scheduled to leave behind another trail of laughter between Oct. 11 and 14.

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KIA president addresses controversy

October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

The Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) wrapped up its annual general meeting (AGM) in the middle of a firestorm of controversy on social media aimed at KIA president David Ningeongan this past week in Rankin Inlet.

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Spikes in internet usage anger Iqaluit customers — UPDATED

October 10, 2018 - Iqaluit

Dozens of Iqalungmiut are reporting mindboggling usage spikes with internet service provider Northwestel.

Some customers are reporting the spikes occurred when their modems weren’t connected or they’ve been on holidays.

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ᓇᖕᒥᓂᓖᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕖᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᓂᒃ

Elder Honore Aglukka of Naujaat sits behind his collection of traditional Inuit tools at the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show's Art Festival at Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᐃᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᒍᑎᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕆᑉᓗᑎᒃ 9-ᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᓖᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕖᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 25-ᒥ.

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At Kivalliq Trade Show, artisans show their wares

Rankin craftsperson Kyle Johnston, left, describes his various knives and ulus to a group of Agnico Eagle Mines representatives at the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show's Art Festival at Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Hundreds of people passed through the arts market and took the time to attend the fashion show during the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25.

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High winds batter South Baffin

A storm that tore through south Baffin Island Thursday night wreaked havoc on roofing and power infrastructure. Avery Zingel/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

Destructive winds hit Baffin Island on Oct. 4, sending sheet metal roofing flying into power infrastructure and causing outages across Iqaluit and Cape Dorset.

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SPORTS CHECK: Blue Jays offer help

October 9, 2018 - Nunavut


The Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, puts out a call every year for organizations to submit requests to help build and maintain play areas for youth.

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Court voids tax assessment on Mary River Project lands

Despite repeated attempts by the Government of Nunavut to assess the tax value of the Mary River Project, a September court judgment has nullified its 2016 notice of assessment. NNSL file photo.
October 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

A court ruled that the Government of Nunavut failed to properly notify the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and its lessee Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. that the Mary River Project lands were open to tax reassessment.

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Arrest made in 2017 homicide in Rankin Inlet

The RCMP arrested Glen Kadlak, 21, of Rankin Inlet in connection to the 2017 murder of 12-year-old Ray (OJ) Taparti, also of Rankin, in Iqaluit on Saturday, Oct. 6. photo courtesy of the RCMP
October 9, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The RCMP made an arrest October 6 in connection to the 2017 murder of 12-year-old Ray (OJ) Taparti of Rankin Inlet.

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Taloyoak teen alleges police brutality

October 9, 2018 - Taloyoak

Howard Saittuq had a black eye last week and he says it came at the hands of an RCMP officer.

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Kivalliq MLA urges caution ahead of Kugluktuk liquor vote

October 9, 2018 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak has two young sons who were given an earlier curfew on weekends after alcohol restrictions were voted down in a January plebiscite.

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Voters to decide Kugluktuk’s future alcohol policy

Voters in Kugluktuk will choose on Oct. 22 whether alcohol restrictions should be lifted. A plebiscite advance poll will be held on Oct. 15. Pixabay photo
October 9, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Voters will decide in an Oct. 22 plebiscite whether Kugluktuk continues to have an Alcohol Education Committee approve or reject residents’ liquor orders or whether restrictions on booze are removed.

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Inniffum, the hunter and fisherman

October 8, 2018


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Historical images touring North to gather stories

An Inuit camp in Fullerton Harbour in October of 1903 as captured by the Moodies. Photo courtesy of Glenbow Museum.
October 8, 2018 - Nunavut

After decades stored away in an Alberta ranch, historical images captured by photographer Geraldine Moodie in the Qatiktalik region between 1903 and 1909 are touring the North.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Community rallies around family displaced by house fire

October 8, 2018 - Nunavut


A Sept. 28 fire destroyed a home in Kugluktuk and has forced a man, woman and their two teenage children to seek refuge with relatives.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Greenland shark creates a buzz in Coral Harbour

October 8, 2018 - Nunavut

Salliq/Coral Harbour

In more than 30 years of setting whale nets, Moses Nakoolak has never seen anything like it.

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Nunavut on track for Oct. 17 online cannabis orders

Up to four cannabis plants can be grown in Nunavut households after marijuana becomes legal on Oct. 17. Pixabay photo.
October 7, 2018 - Nunavut

by Avery Zingel and Derek Neary

Nunavummiut will be able to order cannabis online starting Oct. 17, as the Government of Nunavut edges closer to finalizing its supplier.

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SPORTS TALK: People just never learn sometimes, isn’t that right Tom Wilson?

October 7, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

So we have a new NAFTA. We’re calling it the USMCA now. I think USCAM sounds better but what do I know?

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