Fourteen Kugluktuk High School students packed their bags and flew to Chelsea, Que., February 28 to March 7. Read More
Mining company Agnico Eagle is researching how it can integrate automated technology at its Kivalliq sites.
By later this year or early in 2019, the company plans to start testing sensors that would eventually allow three or four driverless long-haul trucks, similar to tractor trailers, to follow a lead truck driven by a human, said Dominique Girard, Agnico Eagle’s vice-president of Nunavut operations. Read More
A group of high school students got an in-depth look at the famous Globe Theatre in London, England, when they took a 50 minute tour of the building via live video feed at John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat on March 16. Read More
The federal government has announced $566-million in infrastructure funding for Nunavut over 10 years in a bilateral deal with the territorial government. Read More
Parks Canada officials were in Resolute last week to celebrate a cleanup project at Qausuittuq National Park. Read More
Police are investigating a death in Arctic Bay.
The man died March 26, and another man is detained.
“At approximately 6:30 a.m. the male was brought to the health centre where he succumbed to his injuries,” stated Cpl. Henry Coman.
Police say the death of the local man followed an altercation. Read More
Calling him a sexual predator who was brazen, canny and devious, Justice Neil Sharkey convicted Johnny Meeko of 27 charges of a 32-count indictment from 2012. Read More
The new legislative assembly is branding itself as the turning point for Nunavut.
“Each successive government has added to the understanding of what we must do to address the social and economic challenges and opportunities in Nunavut and how we can best do it,” said Premier Paul Quassa, as he tabled his government’s mandate document in the assembly March 20. Read More
Gjoa Haven historian Louie Kamookak, 58, who led a world-wide audience to witness the value and impact of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, succumbed to illness March 22. Read More
The Miners broke a six-year drought by defeating team Rankin Inlet 4-0 to claim the 2018 Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men’s championship in front of a sold-out arena in Rankin Inlet on March 11. Read More
Rallies and duds
A number of pep rallies were held in schools across the region to give Kivalliq athletes competing in the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Hay River and Fort Smith, NWT, a memorable sendoff. Read More
This year, Arctic Bay prepped for the Arctic Winter Games a bit differently.
Along with the usual training came an unusual clinic – Dene drum-making – and the timing couldn’t have been better as the workshop took place the week leading up to the games in Hay River. Read More
Midway through the week, Team Nunavut is finding mixed results on the badminton court. “I haven’t won any games yet, but I’m still having fun,” Carla Kaayak said after a hard-fought match against a strong Greenland opponents. Read More
Five of six children in Katherine Taqaogak’s cramped four-bedroom home are sick with flu-like symptoms and she feels that mould and crowded conditions are contributing to the health issues.
“At night they get really feverish and cry a lot. Some of them will throw up,” she said of the ailing youngsters.
Thirteen people live in Taqaogak’s public housing unit. One bedroom houses a mother, father, and four children ranging from 11 months to eight years. Another bedroom is used by a mom, dad and a four-year-old boy. Parents and their three-month-old baby occupy another room. The fourth room belongs to a teenager. Read More
HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKUTIAMIT. KAIYUKNAKHIYUK HULI NUNAKPUT. HIKINIK KIHIMI ALIANAK KAUMAKPAKTUK. IKALUKHIUKTUT INUIN AUDLAATIIKHUTIK. NANUKHIUKTUT TIKITTUT IPAKHANI. ULAPKIYUKHAT KATIMALIKPAKMIYUT. IHUAKHAIYUT ULAISIGIAMI ULAPKILIKKATA APRIL TATKIKHIUT NUGNUTPAT MAIMILU. NUTAKKAT NAMAINNAKTUTLU. UKTUKNAHUAT ULAPKIYUNI FORT SMITHMILU HAY RIVERMILU. NAGUYUMIK PITYAVUN. MUKPAKTUTLU AKHUKPAKNIAKMIYUT. ALAPPAKNAIKTUK TAUNANIGUUK. QUANA. Read More
Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt asked housing minister Lorne Kusugak to explain why the Nunavut Housing Corporation’s wait lists for public housing units were altered significantly between March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Read More
A delay in funding decisions from the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation means the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium must delay some training plans, but on the upside it received $12.6 million over three years from the federal government for infrastructure projects. Read More
Rio Tinto, the world’s third-largest mining company, made the news earlier this month when it announced it is expanding its fleet of autonomous haul trucks to 100 in a region of Australia. Read More
I’m beginning to think Montreal Canadiens fans are becoming just as delusional as Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Case in point: Read More