Nunavut court copes with video-conference bloopers, heckling inmate
"You should go back to your home country," irate accused tells judge
Justice Robert Kilpatrick made it through a strange docket court session at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Dec. 16, but only after a series of technological bloopers and other annoyances.
That included a man in custody at the Baffin Correctional Centre in Iqaluit who heckled him via...
Nunavut murder case may be resolved without trial
Dwayne Sateana charged in death of girlfriend Edith Angalik
Dwayne Sateana of Rankin Inlet, who faces second-degree murder charges in connection with the Nov. 22 death of his girlfriend, Edith Angalik, may not have to go to trial.
“It may be possible to resolve this matter, depending on the disclosure from the Crown,” said James Morton, Sateana’s defence...
Canada Goose, KRG deliver sewing materials to Nunavik communities
“Nunavimmiut very much appreciated this, especially in time for Christmas"
Christmas came early this year for seamstresses in Nunavik’s 14 communities.
In November, Nunavik communities got a special delivery: rolls and rolls of good quality fabric, zippers, eyelets and cuffs
The source? Southern parka-maker Canada Goose, which has, for the last couple of years, shipped...
Nunavut biologist hopeful about Rudolph’s high Arctic cousins
Purple saxifrage consumption turns Peary caribou nose reddish
It turns out Rudolph, that red-nosed reindeer, has a close cousin living in Nunavut.
Let’s call him Colby, the crimson-nosed caribou.
High in the Arctic — on Ellesmere, Devon, Cornwallis and Melville Islands — lives Colby, a Peary caribou. His diet consists, in part, of flowering saxifrages....
Photo: Remembering the elders at Christmas in Cambridge Bay
Photo:CNIB donates braille books to library in time for Christmas
Nunavut water testing program still awaiting official status
Iqaluit river monitoring accreditation process expensive, complex
Special to Nunatsiaq News
OTTAWA — Three years ago Jamal Shirley told Nunatsiaq News he wanted national accreditation for a water testing process to monitor the Apex River in Iqaluit — an important recreational area where Iqalummiut also collect untreated drinking water.
Shirley, the research...
Arctic Inspiration prize will deliver made-in-Nunavut health programming
“The whole program was developed by Northerners"
This year’s Arctic Inspiration Prize recipients have high hopes that this year’s $1 million will go to good use teaching sexual health to young Nunavummiut.
On Dec. 10, the prize was awarded to the Northwest Territories-based Fostering Open eXpression among Youth, or FOXY, a program that promotes...
Here’s how to dish out something tasty this Christmas
Nunavummiut share their favourite local and exotic recipes
As Christmas nears, families across Nunavut and Nunavik are planning for holiday celebrations, which inevitably include food.
As we’ve done the past couple of years, Nunatsiaq News offers our readers some recipes to consider including in their holiday menus this year.
The first is a holiday...
Photo: Here comes Santa Claus
Elite coaches head to Cambridge Bay to teach volleyball
“Volleyball is growing hugely in Nunavut"
Special to Nunatsiaq News
CAMBRIDGE BAY— Bump, set, spike!
No, it’s not a wrestling match.
That’s the sound of Cambridge Bay students learning to play volleyball this holiday season.
“Volleyball is growing hugely in Nunavut,” said Scott Schutz, the executive director of Volleyball Nunavut....
Nunavik ramps up recycling, waste management projects
“Education around recycling is at the centre of changing people’s habits"
The Kativik Regional Government is starting to ramp up recycling projects across the region ahead of the launch of Nunavik’s new waste management plan.
The plan, currently undergoing its second revision, is set to be rolled out in late 2015.
But a number of the plan’s recycling projects are...
Photo: Helping Iqalungmiut women in need
Come fly with me: First Air sets Xmas passenger record
Airline puts on extra flights to handle 6,126 holiday travellers
First Air will put on extra flights this Christmas season to handle a record-setting surge in passenger demand, the airline said Dec. 15.
“At this busy time, the airline has added extra capacity on some key routes such as Iqaluit-Ottawa, Yellowknife-Edmonton and Kuujjuaq-Montreal,” the airline...
Photo: The final word on uranium
Researcher poses two scenarios for Nunavut gold mine closure
“People are actually left with mining skills, but not with other skills once the mine closes"
The 1,800-person community of Baker Lake has less than three years to go before the Meadowbank gold mine, about 100 kilometres from the town, closes down.
Until then, questions linger about how Nunavut’s only inland hamlet can support itself afterwards, problem free.
“People said overwhelmingly...
Nunavut Christmas message celebrates life
“We’ve all got to be here longer, for families, friends, and everyone else out there in the community”
Kugluktuk residents have long known Sylvia Kilgik for the unique tuques, ear and neck-warmers and slippers she has made for two decades.
The Christmas season marks a special time when Kilgik also crochets miniature versions of her work, as holiday decorations.
This year, with encouragement from...
Photo: Angels among us
Nunavut spends a lot on education, but results still lacking: StatsCan
Nunavut has lowest education levels in Canada, and lags among OECD countries
A new study comparing education levels within Canada to other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development shows what most Nunavummiut already know: Nunavut lags far behind the rest of Canada and many other developed countries in education levels.
The study, published...