Nunavut News

Science fanatics square off

March 16, 2018

The best young scientists in the region will descend on Kugluktuk High School to compete in the Kitikmeot Regional Science Fair this weekend. Read More

T-minus 48 hours and counting

March 15, 2018

“It’s coming together nicely.”
Those were the words of Greg Rowe, president of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games host society on Wednesday. Read More

Regional fair puts spotlight on science

March 15, 2018

Brothers Johnathan and William Campbell of John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat captured the top two spots at the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair held in Rankin Inlet from March 2 to 4. Read More

Cadets celebrate 20 years in Naujaat

March 14, 2018

The third time did indeed prove to be the charm when the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) held its official 20th anniversary celebration in Naujaat on March 7. Read More

Rankin gymnasts take on Vegas

March 14, 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

Honouring Cambridge Bay’s women

March 12, 2018

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

Tragedy strikes Pond Inlet

March 9, 2018

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

Plenty of life left in Canucks

March 9, 2018

Kivalliq Canucks head coach Donald Clark is already beginning his plans for the 2019 Challenge Cup after losing a heartbreaking series to the Baffin Blizzard on home ice in Rankin Inlet on Feb. 22. Read More

Sanikiluaq youth faces careless firearm charge

March 8, 2018

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

Naujaat cadets take aim at Manitoba

March 8, 2018

Members of the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) Naujaat marksmanship team are on pins and needles as they wait to hear if they’ve qualified for the upcoming regional competition in Gimli, Man., this coming month. Read More

EDITORIAL: Sorry. I don’t really get the question!

March 7, 2018

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

Nivingalok earns second term as Kugluktuk mayor

March 6, 2018

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

The power of parental involvement in education

March 6, 2018

“We hear all the time that Nunavut has a poor education system. It’s kind of disheartening to hear these things … (but) if the parents are involved in their children’s education, they are motivated.” Read More

Council will choose Resolute’s next mayor

March 5, 2018

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

Space for learning

March 4, 2018

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

EDITORIAL: Step up if you want culture

March 4, 2018

We had the pleasure of attending Inhabit Media’s second annual author event last week, where we were able to meet and chat with Nunavut media creators, the vast majority Inuit. Read More

TEA TALK: No stopping hockey lovers

March 3, 2018

HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. HILA ALIANAKHILIKTUK. HIKINIKLU ALIANAKHIYUKLU. KAUMALIKMAN NUNAKPUT INUIN AUDLAAKPALIKNIAKMIYUT. KOANA. NUTAKKAT HAKIKTUNIK ULAPKILIKMIYUT ULAPKIVIKMI ILIHAKVIKMI. Read More

Square dance showdowns compete for participants

March 3, 2018

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