Nunavut News

COLUMN: Community input a valuable commodity

May 17, 2018

It’s been quite refreshing to see Coun. Kelly Clark-Lindell soliciting community input as Rankin Inlet’s hamlet council moves cautiously and, hopefully, realistically forward on a new community centre. Read More

Naujaat cadets tackle Turtle Mountain

May 17, 2018

A group of 10 Naujaat cadets took a significant step up the achievement ladder by completing their silver star expedition training at Turtle Mountain Territorial Park just outside of Winnipeg earlier this month. Read More

Meet the Rankin grads

May 16, 2018

Listed below are the graduates (and their fields of study) honoured during graduation ceremonies for the Kivalliq campus of Nunavut Arctic College in Rankin Inlet on April 26. Read More

Kotierk to feds: Inuktut is a founding language

May 14, 2018

Not long after the federal government unveiled its five-year action plan for official languages in late March, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk addressed the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). Read More

Mushers make it to Pond Inlet

May 13, 2018

Driving winds and lots of snow made it hard to travel, but the eight mushers and their dog teams made it to Pond Inlet from Iglulik at the end of the Nunavut Quest on April 29. Read More

Canadrill three-peats at Toonik Tyme

May 11, 2018

Rankin Inlet (Team Canadrill) defeated Ottawa 5-4 in a dramatic shootout to claim the A Division of the 2018 Toonik Tyme senior men’s hockey championship in Iqaluit this past month. Read More

COLUMN: A true community effort

May 10, 2018

There are times something not so hot happens in a Kivalliq hamlet and one’s positivity can take a fairly serious hit, depending on how long you’ve called the region home. Read More

Party time in Rankin

May 9, 2018

Children of all ages were treated to a great time during the annual Pakallak Tyme festivities in Rankin Inlet this past week. Read More

Volleyball champs crowned

May 6, 2018

Rankin Inlet’s 18U girls outfit captured the territorial title in Iqaluit late last month and it could be the start of a long reign at the top. Read More

Coral hockey star battles through heartache

May 4, 2018

Like so many others across the country, Daniel McKitrick, formerly of Coral Harbour, was shocked and saddened to tears when he heard the devastating news of the crash involving the team bus of the Humboldt Broncos that claimed the lives of 16 people on April 6. Read More

COLUMN: Singing the proud Leafs blues

May 3, 2018

With the conclusion of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the friendly – and sometimes not so friendly – taunts were everywhere over social media, with, as always, a disproportionate number of them aimed at fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Read More

Polar bears and CATS

May 2, 2018

As of April 24 there were only two polar bear hunting tags still outstanding out of the original 24 issued in late October, said Mark Jr. Karlik, manager of the Kurtairujuark Hunters & Trappers Association. The last bear harvested, around April 19, was reportedly around nine feet long, said Karlik. Read More

New youth centre schedule ready to roll

May 2, 2018

Cape Dorset’s youth centre will host more than youth over the coming months. There are a number of activities for youth, of course, but adults and elders will be invited to play pool, darts and board games during an evening each week or two, said recreation director Will Sandoval. Read More

Qik youth up for a challenge

May 2, 2018

A group of courageous youth forged a path in the deep snow on the land on the Easter long weekend, skiing a 30-km loop from home and back by way of Bubble Lake. Read More

Rankin hunter found safe

May 2, 2018

A search-and-rescue (SAR) mission ended in success when a young man from Rankin Inlet was found after being lost on the land for three days this past month. Read More

Sexual assault victims not guaranteed any money

May 1, 2018

Longtime Nunavut business leader Ike Haulli’s sexual assault victims were awarded $1.2 million, collectively, in a recent civil court case but now those victims must wait and see whether they get to collect any of that judgment. Read More

Helping Americans in the Arctic

May 1, 2018

What happens if a cruise ship arrives in a Canadian Arctic community and one or more of the many American passengers on board encounters difficulties, such as a lost passport, serious illness or trouble with the law? Read More

Ready for the Frolics Fever

April 30, 2018


Feds ignoring Nunavut Planning Commission funding concerns

April 28, 2018

Despite an audit, as well as external reports and reviews, showing the federal government is underfunding the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada says the commission should be able to do its job with the money it has. Read More

AROUND KIVALLIQ: School lends helping hand

April 27, 2018

Rankin Inlet

Students and staff members at Simon Alaittuq School (SAS) raised $600 in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Humboldt, Sask., tragedy during a special Jersey Day at the school in Rankin Inlet on April 13. Read More