Nunavut News

Official ceremony held for Iglulik Junior Rangers

June 6, 2018

A formal ceremony was held May 12 to recognize the new Junior Rangers program in Iglulik, the 20th Junior Rangers group in Nunavut. The 43 youth in the program, ranging from 12 to 18 years old, are taught traditional on-the-land skills and how to conduct drills, and receive counselling on healthy lifestyles. Read More

GN reveals overtime pay totals

June 5, 2018

The GN has revealed that its overtime payments to all staff totalled almost $28.2 million in fiscal 2016-17. The most costly department for overtime pay was, by far, Health at close to $13.4 million. Next came Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) at $5.9 million and Justice at $2.7 million. Read More

‘This job inspired me’

June 4, 2018

There’s enthusiasm in Laura-Jeannie Gibbons’ voice as she describes the ways she’s trying to help members of her community. Read More

Value for dollars spent in the Kiv

May 30, 2018

Arviat North/Whale Cove MLA John Main was not impressed with the Government of Nunavut (GN) spending more than $572,000 on the 2018 Northern Lights Convention and Trade Show in Ottawa this past February. Read More

Tragedy on Nikku Street

May 28, 2018

A man and a woman have both died after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, Iqaluit RCMP responded to a weapons-related incident, according to a news release. Read More

Sealift battle brews in the Kitikmeot

May 28, 2018

The Government of the Northwest Territories is overstepping its bounds by competing against private business in the Kitikmeot region, say corporate leaders of two sealift companies. Read More

Qajuqturvik back from the brink

May 27, 2018

The Qajuqturvik Food Centre is no longer the brink of disaster thanks to the work of the outgoing board of directors, two dozen residents attending the organization’s annual general meeting heard May 22. Read More

GN, RCMP respond to Pang’s plea for help

May 26, 2018

The Government of Nunavut and RCMP sent nine representatives to attend a special Hamlet of Pangnirtung council meeting May 22 after the community’s appeal for help to three GN departments earlier this month. Read More

COLUMN: Chester teacher is a keeper

May 24, 2018

It is always difficult to write an opinion piece on the efforts or achievements of someone you know and respect, lest one gush, but in this particular case, I’ll make an exception.

And, if gush I must, then gush I shall. Read More

Chester teens drill for science

May 24, 2018

A group of 12 students from grades nine through 11 at Victor Sammurtok School had a unique opportunity with the arrival of a pair of Winnipeg scientists in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month. Read More

Coral shines at Super Soccer

May 22, 2018

The Coral Harbour U19 girls team romped its way to the territorial A Division banner at the Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife May 4 to 6. Read More

Iqaluit week in Cambridge Bay

May 21, 2018

Welcome to sunny Cambridge Bay. Read More

EDITORIAL: Paddling against the licensing current

May 19, 2018

Although a new draft policy for operator business licences in both the Nahanni and Naats’ihch’oh national park reserves is under development and will be ready for public review this summer, it comes too late for the benefit of one operator who is looking to open up shop in Nahanni. Read More

$40 million in federal funding heads to Nunavut

May 19, 2018

First Air will build a new cargo hangar in the capital thanks to a $12.7 million contribution from the National Trade Corridors Fund. Kugluktuk, Naujaat, Kimmirut, Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet are also getting new airport terminals with $22.5 million from the fund. Read More