Nunavut News

Iqaluit student up for award valued at $100,000

February 1, 2018 - Iqaluit

For the second time since its beginnings in the late 1980s, a Nunavut student is up for a Loran Award, a post-secondary education package worth $100,000 over four years.

Director of programs and operation for the Loran Scholars Foundation Heather Spratt said the foundation would like to see more applicants from Nunavut.

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Northern Lights event showcases the best of Nunavut

January 26, 2018 - Nunavut

Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) chairperson Victor Tootoo says the Northern Lights Conference, held every two years in the south, is an opportunity to educate others about Nunavut.

“One of the politicians from Nunavut was listening to the mayor of Carp (Ont.) on transfers to the North,” Tootoo recalls.

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Cambridge Bay mayor fulfills godfather’s vision

January 24, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

When Pam Gross was a teenager, her godfather Clarence Wood, Inuvik’s mayor at the time, would include her in political and social functions.
“He would say, ‘One day this will be you’,” Gross recalled. “Growing up in a small town, I’ve been fortunate to know a lot of people that have had influential positions… We’re fortunate in our communities to have many role models and know them personally.”

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Iqaluit’s Inuksuk Drum Dancers look back at busy 2017

January 22, 2018 - Iqaluit

The Inuksuk Drum Dancers had a busy year representing the territory in Iqaluit and beyond.

“They perform traditional and contemporary Inuit music throughout Iqaluit and the rest of Canada. One of their mandates is to promote and preserve Inuktitut,” said Inuksuk High School choir director Mary Piercey-Lewis.

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Women’s shelters end year of turmoil

January 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

YWCA Agvvik – which runs the Qimaavik and Sivummut women’s shelters in Iqaluit – is ready to move forward with a new and effective board in the aftermath of a financial scandal involving its now terminated executive director.

The organization was thrown into chaos after a Sept. 28, 2016 Lester Landau audit pointed out 25 “matters that may be of interest to management”, according to chartered accountant Debbie Lyng’s cover letter.

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