Nunavut News

Fire hall under repair

November 3, 2017 - Kugaaruk

A late August fire in the Kugaaruk fire hall caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage to the building, according to John Ivey, the community’s senior administrative officer.

“We managed to get power reintroduced to the building and they put some new wires in so we get power back. We don’t have all the necessary panelling and insulation we need,” Ivey said last week. “All the stuff inside got burned, and the walls… the actual structure wasn’t damaged, just the interior. We’re working on that. It’s got heat and power in there now.”

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Art world still mourns

October 31, 2017 - Baker Lake

More than a month after his death on Sept.21, Canadian art lovers are still mourning the loss of Baker Lake carver and sculptor Barnabus Arnasungaaq. He was 93.

Arnasungaaq was the last of the first generation of master carvers who started their work when the federal government introduced the first carving and printmaking programs in the 1950s and early 1960s.

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Kitikmeot flights returning on Wednesdays

October 29, 2017 - Kitikmeot

Canadian North announced last week that it will resume its Wednesday passenger and cargo flights in the Kitikmeot region due to strong demand.

As of Nov. 15, the added flights will be on routes from Yellowknife to Cambridge Bay, from Cambridge Bay to Taloyoak and Gjoa Haven and return to Cambridge Bay, and a flight from Cambridge Bay to Yellowknife. This restores Canadian North service to seven days per week in the region.

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Drum dance song book published

October 28, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association has published an Inuktut song book titled Huqqullaarutit Unipkaangit – Stories Told Through Drum Dance Songs.

The book showcases songs from the Inuinnait dialect of the western Kitikmeot communities of Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk and the Nattilingmiut dialect of the eastern Kitikmeot communities of Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak and Kugaaruk.

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Drama builds

October 24, 2017 - Arviat

The John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club is in its fourth week of rehearsals for the Jamie Gorski-penned Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus.

The play is based on an editorial in the New York Sun by Francis P. Church. The piece is widely regarded as the most famous editorial in the world.

The drama club has been having exceptional turnouts to date for rehearsals.

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Master of culture

October 24, 2017 - Naujaat

It can be quite amazing the impact one person can sometimes have on a program.

Tuugaalik High School – and the high school grades offered when Tusarvik School was the only school in Naujaat – has a growing reputation for its cultural programming. Principal Aubrey Bolt gives one teacher a great deal of credit for the school’s ability to maintain that reputation.

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