The territory is not ready to deal with the impacts of climate change, according to the Auditor General of Canada’s final report on Climate Change in Nunavut, presented March 13 in Iqaluit. Read More
Seven comedians faced off March 11 in Iqaluit for the chance to travel – all expenses paid – to Ottawa to perform at the Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival Finale later this month. Read More
Staff from the Department of Family Services, with two local people from the community, completed door-to-door surveys with 95 households in Pond Inlet March 6. Now they move on to Clyde River. Read More
There’s more than one way to pass the courses needed to get a Grade 12 diploma. Read More
Listed below is the complete list of winners and awards at the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair in Rankin Inlet from March 2-4. Read More
I recently had a discussion over whether Nunavut would be better off if more women were elected to political office. Read More
The mayor of Iglulik said a sick child from the community was medevaced to Iqaluit on March 3 and died on March 5 amid a flu outbreak in the community, but the Department of Health won’t confirm any details related to the case. Read More
Lazarus Qattalik and his Iqippagit bandmates are having a great time jamming and touring the festival circuit, but they also have a charitable side. Read More
HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. KAIYUKNAKTUK ILANI. KIHIMI HIKINIK KULVAKPAKTUK. ALIANAKHIYUK. AUDLAGIAMI. IKALUKHIULIKPAKTUT INUIN. ANGUNIAKTIIT KATIMAKATAKTUT IKAYUKHUGIT TAPKUAT TIKIHIMAYUT IHIVHIUKTUNUTLU. NUTAKKAT NAMAINAKTUT INUINLU. KATIMAVAKTUTLU ULISSIKNAHUAT ULAPKILIKKATA OMINGMAK FROLIKKATA. Read More
Sakiasie Sowdlooapik has recruited plenty of teachers over the past three decades, and choosing the right ones has reaped a number of benefits. Read More
Ten years after approaching Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is moving forward on Nanilavut (Let’s find them) by hiring three staff to manage a database. Read More
A man reportedly killed himself after an hours-long stand-off with RCMP in Pond Inlet.
The March 7 incident began just after 4 p.m., when Pond Inlet RCMP investigated a weapons complaint involving a man within a residence, according to a news release. Read More
Sanikiluaq RCMP are charging a 16-year-old youth with careless use of a firearm following a “very high risk situation” on Wednesday evening.
The police received a call about a youth causing a disturbance at a residence. Upon responding, a community member informed the RCMP that the suspect inside the home was an intoxicated youth with a loaded firearm. Read More
“We have a saying that we read till our eyes bleed,” student Alanna Copland says of the rigours of the Nunavut Law Program. Read More
Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon, can piece a vital organ back together but she can’t create more hours in a day. Read More
I was asked a question this past week by a person who somehow seems to cross my life’s orbit once every 15 years or so and I have to admit for a few moments I could hear the cylinders clicking above my eye brows, but nothing was coming up on my inner-response screen. Read More
Ryan Nivingalok will continue to serve as Kugluktuk’s mayor after receiving a convincing 174 votes in Monday’s hamlet election compared to 93 for challenger Valerie Miyok and 16 for Phillip Evaglok.
Nivingalok couldn’t immediately be reached for comment but he previously told Nunavut News that a 24-hour long-term care centre for the community is a project that he wants to complete. He added that job creation is another priority. Read More
There won’t be a byelection to choose Resolute’s replacement mayor. It was decided at the Feb. 22 council meeting that an existing councillor will be chosen to move into the mayor’s seat, said Daryl Dibblee, Resolute’s senior administrative officer. Read More
High school students learned how to animate what goes on in outer space while junior high students got lessons in thermal energy at a science workshop held in Gjoa Haven Feb. 20 and 21. A couple of instructors with Actua – a non-profit organization consisting of a network of colleges and universities promoting science across Canada – came from Ontario to facilitate the learning. They also spent some time with elementary students at Quqshuun Ilihakvik. Read More
It’s amazing what a generation can do.
Back when I played youth sports, all we wanted to do was get out there, win the game, make fun of the other team because we beat them and then pile back pizza/fries/hot dogs/insert any other sort of junk food kids eat after a game. Read More
Circle left, circle right, do-si-do and maybe make big money. That combination has led to a logjam of territorial square dance showdowns. Arviat is hosting the annual Phillip Kigusiutnak Memorial Square Dance Show Down April 12 to 15 with $8,000 on the line for the top adult team. There will also be youth categories and prizes. Read More