Nunavik singer Beatrice Deer, seen here at the Puvirnituq Snow Festival in March, returns to Iqaluit June 7 for an Alianait concert at Inuksuk High School, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets for adults are $22 in advance or $25 at the door, $12 in advance for youth 13 to 18 or $15 at the door. Free entry for elders and children under 12. Tickets are on sale now at Arctic Ventures Marketplace in Iqaluit. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)
May 24, 2013 - 4:26 pm
Iqaluit’s 2012 Creekside Village fire due to arson: RCMP
"The individual responsible for starting the fire perished in the blaze"
The RCMP finally announced May 24 that the Feb. 26, 2012 fire that destroyed the Creekside Village apartment complex was due to arson
The RCMP and the Office of the Fire Marshal have completed their investigation of the incident, the RCMP said.
“The cause has been determined to be arson. It has...
May 24, 2013 - 4:05 pm
Get ready Iqaluit — APTN plans free, day-long concert June 22
National Aboriginal Day show to be broadcast live from Iqaluit, Winnipeg
The Aboriginal People’s Television Network plans a big event for Iqaluit this June 22: a day-long concert at the Arctic Winter Games arena.
The show, to be broadcast live on APTN and APTN HD along with a similar concert to be held in Winnipeg, will feature some of the biggest names in Inuit and...
May 24, 2013 - 2:50 pm
Watch for new Canadian $5 and $10 bills this November
Polymer bank note series now complete
This November, you’ll start seeing the last two bank notes in the Bank of Canada’s new polymer series: new $10 and $5 bills.
They follow the introduction earlier of polymer bills in the $100, $50 and $20 denominations.
Like the previous three bills, the new $10 and $5 bank notes contain features...
May 24, 2013 - 1:27 pm
Dark cloud hangs over Nunavut hamlet after rash of suicides
“We need help. We need resources,” Pangnirtung man says
The people of Nunavut must be more open to talking about suicide and the territorial government must provide more resources for coping with suicide: that’s what some people in the community of Pangnirtung are saying this week.
That urgent call comes after the death by suicide of a Pangnirtung...
May 24, 2013 - 12:45 pm
Nunavik youth urged to apply for summer conference
Deadline for July conference: June 21
If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and live in Nunavik, the organizers of the region’s third Qanaq conference for youth want to know by June 21 if you plan to attend the gathering in Kangiqsujuaq July 1 to July 5.
Parenting, Inuit culture and wellness — these are among the many topics that...
May 24, 2013 - 10:58 am
International pilots union to discuss dangers of Arctic aviation
Ottawa conference to look at infrastructure, government regulations
A union that represents more than 50,000 pilots working for 33 airlines in Canada and the United States will hold a big conference in Ottawa May 29 to discuss the challenges of operating in the Arctic and other remote locations.
Members of the Air Line Pilots Association International and...
May 24, 2013 - 9:45 am
Tourisme Québec recognizes Nunavik park display design
Kuururjuaq provincial park earns bronze award for interpretation centre display
A display at the new interpretation centre for the Kuururjuaq provincial park in Kangiqsualujjuaq has picked up an award from Tourisme Québec.
The exhibit, a showcase for the park and Inuit heritage, co-ordinated by the Kativik Regional Government and the local Asimaauttaq cultural committee,...
May 24, 2013 - 8:20 am
Inuit leader lauds master of education grads
“Ladies… you are an inspiration”
On June 1, 2013 another milestone in Inuit education will be reached with the graduation of 13 women with a Masters of Education –Leadership in Learning from the University of Prince Edward Island.
These remarkable women will join the ranks of the 21 other graduates who received their Masters of...
May 24, 2013 - 7:22 am
Cue the sleaze, please
If you’re fortunate enough to win one of the 22 seats up for grabs in Nunavut’s Oct. 28 territorial election, you can relax.
From now on, you won’t have to worry much about that annoying little Integrity Act. On May 9, Nunavut MLAs ensured the territory’s ethics law will get far less use in the...
May 24, 2013 - 6:03 am
Taissumani, May 24
Hector Pitchforth in the Arctic
In 1920 the small racing yacht, Vera, working as a supply ship for the Sabellum Company, deposited Hector Pitchforth at Niaqungnaq on the Cape Henry Kater peninsula on the Baffin Island coast.
Pitchforth had sailed as engineer on the company’s ill-fated vessel, Erme, in 1918, and again the...
Only for the brave: motorists navigate through numerous potholes on Rankin Inlet's main street on their way home to lunch. The added snow from last week's record-breaking blizzards makes driving even more treacherous than usual, residents say. (PHOTO BY DOUG MCLARTY/ARCTEC DESIGN)