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FEATURES August 18, 2017 - 10:00 am

Hammering out traditional oil lamps in Nunavut’s capital

"Being taught by an expert like Mathew is a great honour”

BETH BROWN

Mathew Nuqingaq hammers a crease into a half circle of sheet metal so he can bend it into a bowl shape.

While traditional qulliq lamps are made from stone, “when the metal came north, it became a normal thing,” said the Iqaluit artist who hosted a metal qulliq making workshop at his Aayuraa...

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FEATURES June 09, 2017 - 8:00 am

Inuit couple brings comfort to Nunavut capital’s forgotten squatters

"Nobody deserves to live like this"

JANE GEORGE

When Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, along with Canadian dignitaries and politicians, descend on Iqaluit June 29, they are unlikely to meet the people who live in squalid shacks, tents, vehicles and boats around this city of roughly 8,000 people.

It’s hard to imagine their entourage heading...

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FEATURES May 25, 2017 - 10:00 am

The Arctic building where it’s summer all year long

"I look at all of them and I think, what did they do before the aquatic centre?"

JANE GEORGE

Planning a trip to Iqaluit?

If so, make sure you pack your swimming suit and be ready to enjoy temperatures of 28 C all year round.

That’s because this Arctic city’s new $40.5 million aquatic centre means swimming suits are now as essential as warm boots and parkas.

A peek inside the centre...

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FEATURES May 08, 2017 - 10:00 am

Whale Cove has Nunavut’s lowest suicide rate—here’s why

"If someone starts to feel really low and is not themselves, we notice right away"

LISA GREGOIRE

Whale Cove is home to fewer than 500 people on the western coast of Hudson Bay, but the community, known as Tikirarjuaq, is doing something unique in Nunavut. It is keeping people alive.

And in a territory with the highest suicide rate in Canada, that’s news.

Based on recent figures released by...

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FEATURES May 01, 2017 - 6:59 am

Nunavut capital’s École des Trois-Soleils fêtes its 15th anniversary

"A school is not just walls, a floor and a roof. It is a place where you grow"

JANE GEORGE

With its throat singing, heartfelt speeches, songs—and huge birthday cake, the celebration of École des Trois Soleils’ 15th year in Iqaluit was a joyful occasion for Nunavut’s only French-language school, also the most northerly French-language school in the Arctic world.

École des Trois-Soleils’...

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