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SPORTS TALK: Usain Bolt is about to take over another sport

October 21, 2018 - NWT

Emotional support squirrels. That’s what this has come to in 2018.

If you don’t know by now, a woman was kicked off a Frontier Airlines flight in Orlando, Florida after she tried to bring her emotional support squirrel onto the flight that was heading to Cleveland earlier this month.

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Jordin Tootoo hangs ’em up

Former NHLer Jordin Tootoo of Rankin Inlet and his dad, Barney Tootoo, take in the atmosphere of the morning skate for the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Man., on Oct. 19, 2018. Photo courtesy Wheat Kingsd family
October 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Brandon, Man.

The Tootoo Train has stopped at an NHL station for the final time.

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ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᖅᑐᒦᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ

Rankin Inlet Fire Department Capt. Kyle Lowe follows along as firefighter Catherine Tatty-Kabvitok delivers the departments fire prevention presentation at Leo Ussak Elementary School in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt
October 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᑉᑎᕆᔨᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᙱᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓖᑦ 7-ᒥ 13-ᒧᑦ.

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ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ

Bobby Smith (Noah Muckpah) complains to his parents, Jack (Russell Suluk) and Susan (Ocean Kidlapik), about not having the most expensive hockey stick during the Arviat Drama Club's Inuktitut presentation of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 5, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
October 19, 2018 - Arviat

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᑦ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᖃᑉᓗᓈᑎᑐᓪᓗ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓖᑦ 6-ᒥ.

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A bilingual performance in Arviat

The plight of the homeless becomes clear to Bobby Smith (Andy Evaloakjuk), top, when he sees them all at the soup kitchen during the Arviat Drama Club's English presentation of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 5, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
October 19, 2018 - Arviat

The Arviat Drama Club went back to an old standard and delivered A Thanksgiving to Remember in both Inuktitut and English at John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat on Oct. 6.

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Nunavut mine training under scrutiny

October 19, 2018 - Nunavut

There’s a real risk that Nunavummiut will miss out on jobs as Agnico Eagle expands it workforce, warns John Main, MLA for Arviat North-Whale Cove.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Cast and crew

The homeless, from left, Keisha Owingayak, Fabian Akatsiak, Jacob Karlak, server (Elizabeth Komak) and Jamie Muckpah during the Arviat Drama Club's production of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 6, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
October 19, 2018 - Kivalliq

Listed below are the names of the cast members and crew from the Arviat Drama Club’s production of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 5 and 6.

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COLUMN: I’m still here: a true story

October 18, 2018 - Kivalliq

This piece has taken me longer to write than most I can remember and I struggled for a good long time wondering if I did write it, how would it be received by folks I’ve lived with in Rankin Inlet for almost 20 years and people I know across the Kivalliq.

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Former health minister speaks at circumpolar conference in Denmark

Former Nunavut health minister Levinia Brown of Rankin Inlet address the delegates at he International Congress on Circumpolar Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy Dennis Frandsen
October 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Copenhagen

Nunavut’s former health minister Levinia Brown of Rankin Inlet said she was proud to be asked to be a keynote speaker at the International Congress on Circumpolar Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, this past Aug. 15.

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GNWT not planning to offer airlift compensation

At a bid of $1.75 million, Summit Air, with its fleet of cargo planes, was the successful bidder on the GNWT's airlift contract for Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Paulatuk. photo courtesy of Summit Air
October 17, 2018 - Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk

There will be no immediate help from the GNWT’s Department of Infrastructure for those who are without vehicles or for businesses that take on extra expense due to the airlift that is replacing sealift.

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Iqaluit water re-supply a success

October 16, 2018 - Iqaluit

The City of Iqaluit has successfully re-filled Lake Geraldine, its fresh water reservoir, a project begun in August.

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Pond Inlet led summer tourism season

October 16, 2018 - Qikiqtaaluk

Pond Inlet blew up its tourism numbers this summer, with 4,384 cruise ship passengers visiting the community.

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Baker Lake mayor yet to step down

October 16, 2018 - Baker Lake

The mayor of Baker Lake is facing pressure to resign after he was charged with assault following a domestic disturbance last month.
Shawn Attungala, 44, was arrested and charged with one count of assault on Sept. 8, according to the RCMP.

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Teaching students to look, listen and learn

Capt. George Aksadjuak, back row from left, Fire Chief Mark Wyatt and Capt. Kyle Lowe join firefighter Catherine Tatty-Kabvitok, front left, to deliver their fire prevention presentation at Leo Ussak Elementary School in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt
October 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Members of the Rankin Inlet Volunteer Fire Department passed on their message of fire safety to students in Rankin Inlet to mark Fire Prevention Week in the community from Oct. 7 to 13.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Gjoa Haven youth committee executive in place

October 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Gjoa Haven

The Gjoa Haven Youth Committee has been revived.

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Larga medical boarding home strains to meet demand

Some Cambridge Bay residents are speaking out about the Larga Kitikmeot in Yellowknife being fully booked while no other hotels have vacancies, forcing them to postpone medical appointments. Dylan Short/NNSL photo.
October 16, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The need for beds at Larga Kitikmeot in Yellowknife is too much for the medical boarding home to meet at times, and the growth of tourism in the NWT capital is leaving fewer accommodations alternatives.

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SPORTS CHECK: Hockey time in Iqaluit

October 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Iqaluit

The Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association’s 2018-2019 season is officially underway.

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Airlift to Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk to begin later this week

The last of the cargo, excluding vehicles, that didn't make it into Cambridge Bay or Kugluktuk by sealift this summer, will be delivered by planes starting later this week. photo courtesy of the Department of Infrastructure
October 16, 2018 - Kitikmeot

If all goes according to plan, the Government of the Northwest Territories’ airlift to resupply Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk residents will begin later this week.

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Woman charged after allegedly running over person with ATV

October 15, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

A 34-year-old Cambridge Bay woman has been charged with multiple offences after she was accused of striking and seriously injuring a person while operating an all-terrain vehicle. 

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Chamber organizes packed week of activities for entrepreneurs

October 15, 2018 - Iqaluit

Small Business Week is back for its second year of offerings intended to support, encourage and deepen the skills of Iqaluit’s small business community, and that includes Iqalungmiut who may be thinking of starting a small business.

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Kitikmeot airlift confusion continues

October 14, 2018 - Kitikmeot

Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk residents still seeking answers about their sealift orders are hoping to find out Monday if their goods will be flown in or stored in Inuvik.

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Spikes in internet usage anger Iqaluit customers

Northwestel announced the launch of its new broadband satellite network Sept. 17, and since the beginning of October Iqaluit customers have reported inexplicable usage spikes. From left: Ron Harrigan, David Joanasie, Lorne Kusugak, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Corbin Winsor at the ribbon cutting event. NNSL file photo.
October 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Dozens of Iqalungmiut are reporting mindboggling usage spikes with internet service provider Northwestel.

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Search for missing hunter now a recovery effort

A Hercules aircraft was among the resources deployed to search for three missing hunters in Cape Dorset on Oct. 10. One of the hunters was rescued, another was found deceased. The third is presumed dead. Cpl D Hiebert/Canadian Armed Forces photo.
October 14, 2018 - Kitkmeot

A missing Cape Dorset hunter is presumed dead and a search for him is now a recovery effort.

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GNWT officials to visit Cam Bay Monday as airlift confusion continues

Cambridge Bay's Suzanne Maniyogina and her four children don't have a vehicle. They were expecting their truck, ordered from Hay River, NWT, to arrive by sealift. Now it's not clear whether it will be shipped by air as the last barge to Cambridge Bay was cancelled. Her children are Tayten and Jeremiah, back, and Graysen and Azalea, front. photo courtesy of Suzanne Maniyogina
October 14, 2018 - Kitikmeot

Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk residents still seeking answers about their sealift orders are hoping to find out Monday if their goods will be flown in or stored in Inuvik.

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IN MY VIEW: Taking a temperature check

October 13, 2018 - Nunavut

In most cases, people who are going out on the land will do a quick check of the wind direction and the temperature. They get their supplies and fuel, notify someone where they are going, and off they go. They travel with anticipation of a good run with meat or furs to bring home. They also make sure their machines are in good running order with spare plugs, belt and maybe an extra ski just in case and all this is done for their safety and a successful trip.

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SPORTS TALK: The UFC deserves its criticism after UFC 229

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass, something he's done for more yards than any other quarterback in National Football League history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
October 13, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

How about that Banksy deal earlier this month?

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Kivalliq man catches Greenland shark

A Greenland shark measuring more than 3 metres (10 feet) in length and weighing close to 227 kilograms (500 pounds) was caught in a whale net in Coral Harbour on Oct. 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Ottokie
October 12, 2018 - Coral Harbour

One of the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, a Greenland shark, was caught in a whaling net near Coral Harbour on Oct. 1.

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Keep the presses going

October 12, 2018 - Kivalliq

Oct. 1 to 7 slipped quietly past this week without the fanfare that can accompany seven-day-awareness periods such as National Fire Prevention Week, Aboriginal Awareness Week, National Youth Violence Prevention Week or National Women’s or Men’s Health Week.

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Inuit youth gather to fight suicide

Goalie Pakka Arnatsiaq is ready to try and pass the ball as Curtis Siusangnark, centre, and Quentin Tuktudjuk put the pressure on in front of his goal during Embrace Life activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Sept. 28, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
October 11, 2018 - Naujaat

Students and staff members at Tuugaalik High School took part in an initiative aimed at preventing suicide during the school’s Embrace Life celebration in Naujaat on Sept. 28.

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UPDATE: Search for missing hunter now a recovery effort

A Hercules aircraft was among the resources deployed to search for three missing hunters in Cape Dorset on Oct. 10. One of the hunters was rescued, another was found dead. The search for the third man continues. Cpl D Hiebert/Canadian Armed Forces photo
October 11, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

A missing Cape Dorset hunter is presumed dead and a search for him is now a recovery effort.

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