Photo: Friends in high places
Nunavut Tourism honours territory’s business leaders
Adventure Canada picks up Business of the Year award
Nunavut Tourism has handed out its annual awards to recognize excellence in the business of tourism across the territory, awarding Adventure Canada with its Business of the Year Award.
Adventure Canada, a family-run travel company offering wilderness trips throughout the Canadian Arctic, was...
NWT First Nation band says no to Nunavut gold project
Chief says mining activity will threaten the calving grounds of the Bathurst caribou herd
A First Nation located in the Northwest Territories fears Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.’s Back River gold project proposal will disrupt the calving grounds of the Bathurst caribou herd, “severely” impacting its peoples’ constitutional rights.
As part of the pre-hearings into the gold project,...
Marine body adopts new Polar Code for ships in Arctic waters
"An historic milestone in the organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them"
Polar waters are expected to get safer with the adoption of the new Polar Code.
After years of top level negotiations and wrangling, the International Maritime Organization has finally adopted a global code for ships operating in polar waters and related amendments to the international Convention...
Christmas goodies on offer in Rankin Inlet
Photo: Frobisher Bay goes from smooth to chunky
Only in Nunavut: bartering hockey equipment for an amautik
Sanikiluaq woman's Internet deal grabs international attention
Some people consider Internet access to be a luxury, but in small remote communities — which describes most communities in Nunavut — you often come across stories that suggest Internet access is more than just a perk.
Take, for example, the simple story Sankiluarmiut Eileen Arragutainak told......
Alianait opens applications for 11th circumpolar music fest
Line-up to be chosen March 2015
Are you a musician looking for a cool place to perform?
The Alianait Arts Festival is accepting applications from musicians to play Nunavut’s biggest music festival, which runs June 26 to July 1 next year in Iqaluit.
Alianait, which prides itself as one of the circumpolar world’s premier...
Self-determination a route to better health, ITK report says
But Arctic peoples still lag far behind southern health norms
Even though the health of Inuit in northern Canada remains far worse than most Canadians, communities are showing signs of progress, thanks to Inuit asserting more control over their land and their government, according to a recent report from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
The report, released Nov. 19,...
Nunavut police custody death finally goes to inquest next week
Coroners inquest, with community jurors, will seek answers in 2012 death of Solomon Uyarasuk
Friends, family and fellow Iglulingmiut will finally learn about the circumstances surrounding the death of Solomon Uyarasuk, who died while in RCMP custody in Igloolik more than two years ago, when a mandatory coroner’s inquest into his death gets under way in that community Nov. 24.
Photo:Ottawa coughs up more money for Nutrition North
Nunavik gets eight new KSB commissioners
New council of commissioners meets next month in Montreal
The Kativik School Board’s Council of Commissioners has eight new members, following a Nov. 19 election in Nunavik.
Nunavimmiut elected a total of 10 commissioners in the regional election, while four others were acclaimed.
Overall, six incumbent commissioners will return to the 14-member...
My Little Corner of Canada, Nov. 21
The Sounds of Music
When the missionaries first arrived in Inuit Nunangat, they began to discourage Inuit from practicing our traditional forms of music: the drum dance, chanting and throat singing.
The missionaries considered these practices as paganism and declared them as anti-Christian. Told that they would burn...
Botched medevac contributed to wife’s death, Nunavut man says
Leonard Epilon points to absence of promised Learjet for Kitikmeot medevacs
Nearly three years have passed since Betty Atighioyak, 32, of Cambridge Bay died — but her common-law husband, Leonard Epilon, wonders why a promised Learjet air ambulance was not available then and why it’s still rarely available now in his community.
“I’m still worried anything could happen and...
Nunavik-Nunavut mobile firm moves from CDMA to GSM
Got an unlocked phone? Lynx Mobility to start switch in December
If you’re a Lynx Mobility customer in Nunavut, northern Quebec or Labrador, get ready to replace your mobile device, Lynx said Nov. 14 in a news release.
The small wireless provider offers mobile service in Cape Dorset, Sanikiluaq, Gjoa Haven, Arctic Bay, Coral Harbour, and Repulse Bay in Nunavut...
Agnico Eagle proposes to empty Nunavut lake, expand open pit mine
NIRB seeking public input on potential project certificate amendments
(Updated, 6:00 a.m., Nov. 21)
The Nunavut Impact Review Board has launched a public review of an application by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. to expand one of the open pit operations at its Meadowbank gold mine site — a move that could extend the mine’s life.
This past July, Agnico Eagle proposed to...
Nunavut’s five correctional outpost camps plenty for now
Corrections director says many inmates don't want to use outpost program
Nunavut’s justice minister, and some MLAs, say they want more correctional outpost camps across the territory for rehabilitating convicted criminals — but, at present, the five camps that already exist rarely operate at capacity.
The issue of rehabilitative outpost camps came up in the Nunavut...