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IN MY VIEW: Preparing for cold weather

In My View with Harry Maksagak
November 20, 2018

As the weather begins to change from mild to cold, we have to think about being ready for this.

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Changes to hamlet administration

November 20, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven has a new senior administrative officer (SAO) in Ed Devereaux. He moves up from finance director to take over from David Stockley, who has accepted the SAO role in Pond Inlet.

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Tom Cochrane booked for Kitikmeot Trade Show

November 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Kitikmeot Trade Show won’t take place until February, but Tom Cochrane has already been confirmed as the major entertainer for the event.

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EDITORIAL: New jail should be made by Nunavummiut

November 19, 2018

The story of the beleaguered Baffin Correctional Centre continues to have its twists and turns.

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The artistry of creating art

Instructor Rob Saley gives a few pointers on the eyes of a subject to Anthym Kadjuk of Baker Lake during the Kivalliq Art Camp in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 9, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

Concentration, creativity and beauty were all on full display when one entered the Kivalliq Art Camp in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Class act at fair

Basil Tiktaalaaq, right, presented his brother, Peter Tiktaalaaq, with the new rifle he won during a draw at the Men's Fair in Baker Lake on Nov. 5, 2018. The rifle was an anniversary gift to Peter from Basil. Photo courtesy Joan Killulark
November 16, 2018 - Kivalliq

A Men’s Fair was the scene of a touching act of family when Basil Tiktaalaaq presented the new Remington 783 bolt-action rifle with scope he had just won in a raffle draw to his brother, Peter Tiktaalaaq, as an anniversary gift in Baker Lake on Nov. 5.

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Resting in peace not an option in most Nunavut communities

November 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Nanook School in Apex takes education to the land

November 15, 2018 - Apex

Land-based education has been a dream at Nanook School for years, and this past September that dream became reality.

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QEC needs more money to further geothermal studies

November 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Geothermal prospects in Nunavut are generally not well understood due to a lack of drilling data and, based on what little is currently known, the potential is generally low.

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Nunavut Badminton Championships crown territorial champions and identify 2019 Canada Winter Games team

Davidee Kudluarok of Sanikiluaq, seen during the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto, was one of the stars of the show at the Nunavut Badminton Championships in Iqaluit earlier this month. NNSL file photo
November 15, 2018 - Iqaluit

The territory’s badminton community convened on the capital earlier this month for the Nunavut Badminton Championships with more than just territorial titles on their minds.

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Students learn the art of the bow

Emily Paul takes aim at the target while Jonny Bungay gets ready for his turn during a friendly archery competition at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 15, 2018 - Naujaat

Students are developing their archery skills thanks to a program being run by physical education teacher Gary Minaudo at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat.

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COLUMN: GN needs to get it together

November 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

Well, here we go again.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Aqsarniit staff recognized, De Beers launches jewelry design competition and Inuit history and culture workshop offered

November 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Middle school teachers recognized for service

Iqaluit

Five staff members at Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik in Iqaluit were recently recognized by the Government of Nunavut for their dedicated service to Nunavummiut.

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Sacrifice and Remembrance

Kelly Kaludjak of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet presents RCMP Sgt. Earl LeBlanc with an $11,000 donation to the RCMP's Kivalliq-wide Christmas Food Hamper in Rankin on Nov. 9, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The sense of community evident during the week of Remembrance Day was felt that much stronger in Rankin Inlet when Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 presented the RCMP with an $11,000 donation to its Kivalliq-wide Christmas Food Hamper on Nov. 9.

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Special projects producing results at Naujaat school

Martha Uttak reads with Grade 7 student Diane Uttak during Literacy Day activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 12, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 15, 2018 - Naujaat

October was a busy month for special initiatives at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat, including one that focused on Canadian geography and another that focused on reading and literacy.

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Eleven-year-old has withstood 50 surgeries on his back

November 14, 2018 - Taloyoak

Jacob Totalik is 11 years old and he’s already endured 50 surgeries.

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Coding is the new cool at Joamie School in Iqaluit

November 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

When Joamie School vice-principal Scott MacDonald learned Google Canada was coming to Iqaluit in November, he jumped on the opportunity.

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Iqaluit NorthMart to reopen Saturday, nine days after fire

November 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Nine days after a blaze destroyed the warehouse abutting its Iqaluit store, NorthMart plans to reopen its doors Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Feds announce tourism funding for Kivalliq

November 14, 2018 - Kivalliq

The Government of Canada announced a $786,000 investment Wednesday afternoon to upgrade three Kivalliq hotels and to map the Thule sod houses archeological sites near Chesterfield Inlet.

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Getting in the Christmas spirit

November 13, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

UBLUKKUT. IKALUKTUTIAK TAKHILIKTUK. HIKINIK PINIKHIVAKTUK KULVAGNAGNAT.

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Google workshop teaches Iqaluit business owner useful tips

November 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

An afternoon-long Grow with Google event held at Iqaluit’s public library Nov. 9 was fruitful for Sheila Lumsden, who is preparing to launch her food business Sijjakkut with her fiance Johnny Flaherty.

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Karen Kabloona to join Nunavut Tunngavik as CEO

November 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

Karen Kabloona has been hired as CEO of land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. 

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IN MY VIEW: Our ability to communicate

In My View with Harry Maksagak
November 12, 2018

Our way of communicating today is sure different from yesteryear. There are not many written letters put in envelopes and mailed through our post offices. The only time you see or receive a card is on your birthday or – if you’re lucky – at Christmas.

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EDITORIAL: ‘Can I be acclaimed?’

November 12, 2018

If you aren’t a Twitter user, you will have missed a comment posted by TootooGoggles, a satirical account based on Liberal MP Hunter Tootoo’s follies. The account was launched soon after the 2015 election and has provided comic relief even after Tootoo was booted from Justin Trudeau’s cabinet.

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Taloyoak remembers

November 12, 2018 - Taloyoak

Staff, students, Rangers, Junior Rangers and community members came together at Netsilik School in Taloyoak on Friday to pay their respects to Canadian soldiers in advance of Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.

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Canada Winter Games excitement building

November 11, 2018 - Nunavut

Every time you turn around, there seems to be another major Games that the territory will be competing in. That’s the beauty of living in the North – never a dull moment.

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Installation on hold

November 9, 2018 - Naujaat

Plans to have a concrete floor installed at the Naujaat arena had to be put on hold until the spring of 2019 when shipping delays resulted in the materials arriving in the community too late for the project to be done this year.

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German film crew documenting life, teaching youth in Arviat

German cinematographer Fabian Klein, left, watches as Edith Issakiark tries out a state-of-the-art virtual reality viewer during an Arviat Film Society meeting in Arviat on Nov. 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
November 9, 2018 - Arviat

A German film crew is in Arviat to work on a virtual reality (VR) documentary series, Eggs, Rocks, Human Beings.

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COLUMN: A dream that could be realized

November 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

Despite what opinions you may, or may not, have about the performance of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) as a regional Inuit association, the cultural centre described by KIA president David Ningeongan in this edition (‘KIA still plugging for cultural centres’) is the multipurpose facility that dreams are made of to every Kivalliq community – and then some.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Map of Canada

Grade 7 students Mike Nanordluk, left, and Kelvin Mablik think about their answers for the Map Activity Station during a Giant Map of Canada Day at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

Students at Tuugaalik High School participated in Giant Map of Canada Day activities in Naujaat on Oct. 10.

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