Nunavut News

Hockey tournaments big boost to Rankin economy

April 4, 2018

Visitors spent more than $230,000 during the recent Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men’s hockey tournament in Rankin Inlet, suggests a survey conducted by the hamlet’s senior administrative officer. Read More

Nunavummiuq actor basks in The Terror

April 3, 2018

Iqaluit actor Johnny Issaluk was in a hotel room in Ottawa on March 26 watching the premiere of the television series The Terror, 172 years after Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated ships got trapped in Arctic Ocean ice. Read More

Aiming for cadet marksmanship nationals

April 2, 2018

Five members of the 3004 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps’ air rifle marksmanship team will be off to Wetaskiwin, AB, to compete in a western and northern regional meet on April 6. Read More

Agnico Eagle prepares for driver-less vehicles

April 2, 2018

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

IN MY VIEW: Today’s successes

April 2, 2018

There are many factors in where we are today. Many were fortunate enough to graduate from Grade 12 and have meaningful employment. Some of our people are registered nurses, others are in management. The list goes on. Read More

Arviat students take virtual trip to England

March 30, 2018

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

Message of hope to empower youth

March 28, 2018

Tunchai and Kelvin Redvers of Hay River, NWT, made a strong connection with Inuit youth when they brought their We Matter campaign to Naujaat earlier this month. Read More

Police investigate homicide in Arctic Bay

March 27, 2018

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

Kitikmeot youth come together

March 26, 2018

Close to 30 delegates from the five Kitikmeot communities, as well as a few guests from elsewhere, are gathering in Cambridge Bay this week for the Kitikmeot Youth Empowerment Gathering. Read More

Quassa tables mandate, shuffles two ministers

March 25, 2018

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

Arctic Bay sends real drums to AWG

March 22, 2018

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

Canadrill takes Rankin senior crown

March 22, 2018

Canadrill went through the Rankin Inlet Senior Men’s Hockey League (RISMHL) playoffs undefeated, capping off their run with a 12 -7 win over team KIA to claim the championship title on March 4. Read More

Rankin gymnasts take on Vegas

March 21, 2018

The members of the Rankin Inlet Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights) gymnastics club crossed one stop off of their dream list, and put in a strong showing at a competition in Las Vegas from March 2 to 4. Read More

Iglulik mom fights flu, mould, overcrowding

March 20, 2018

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

Prince gifts book to Nunavut children

March 20, 2018

Each child in Nunavut in kindergarten to Grade 3 is about to receive a copy of children’s book Ittuq Pannituurmiuq (The Old Man of Pangnirtung), thanks to Britain’s Prince Charles. Read More

Good luck at the AWG

March 19, 2018


The Jerry Cans primed for the Junos

March 18, 2018

Do not forget to tune into the Junos March 25.

These are exciting times for Iqaluit’s The Jerry Cans, who have taken the territory, the country, and the world by storm over the last couple of years. Read More

Makigiaqta funding decisions delayed

March 18, 2018

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