Nunavut News

Darvish meltdown good news for Jays

November 6, 2017 - Kivalliq

Baseball fans across the Kivalliq were treated to a classic World Series between the L.A. Dodgers and the Houston Astros, which wrapped up on Nov. 1.

I predicted, in this very paper on Oct. 4, the Dodgers (National) and Astros (American) would represent their respective leagues in the Series. Unfortunately, I called the Dodgers to win in six games.

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Two-week cap imposed on Kugluktuk caribou tags

November 5, 2017 - Kugluktuk

Hunters in Kugluktuk will now have two weeks after the date of issue to make use of their Bluenose East caribou tags.

The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization, at a meeting attended by close to 20 of its members on Nov. 1, voted to adopt the rule to ensure a greater number of members have access to caribou tags.

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Fire hall under repair

November 3, 2017 - Kugaaruk

A late August fire in the Kugaaruk fire hall caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage to the building, according to John Ivey, the community’s senior administrative officer.

“We managed to get power reintroduced to the building and they put some new wires in so we get power back. We don’t have all the necessary panelling and insulation we need,” Ivey said last week. “All the stuff inside got burned, and the walls… the actual structure wasn’t damaged, just the interior. We’re working on that. It’s got heat and power in there now.”

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Art world still mourns

October 31, 2017 - Baker Lake

More than a month after his death on Sept.21, Canadian art lovers are still mourning the loss of Baker Lake carver and sculptor Barnabus Arnasungaaq. He was 93.

Arnasungaaq was the last of the first generation of master carvers who started their work when the federal government introduced the first carving and printmaking programs in the 1950s and early 1960s.

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Kitikmeot flights returning on Wednesdays

October 29, 2017 - Kitikmeot

Canadian North announced last week that it will resume its Wednesday passenger and cargo flights in the Kitikmeot region due to strong demand.

As of Nov. 15, the added flights will be on routes from Yellowknife to Cambridge Bay, from Cambridge Bay to Taloyoak and Gjoa Haven and return to Cambridge Bay, and a flight from Cambridge Bay to Yellowknife. This restores Canadian North service to seven days per week in the region.

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Drum dance song book published

October 28, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association has published an Inuktut song book titled Huqqullaarutit Unipkaangit – Stories Told Through Drum Dance Songs.

The book showcases songs from the Inuinnait dialect of the western Kitikmeot communities of Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk and the Nattilingmiut dialect of the eastern Kitikmeot communities of Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak and Kugaaruk.

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