Photo: ITK leaders, past, present speak at Iqaluit language summit
The ITK presidential contest: Terry Audla
“I’m there to build the consensus”
Nunatsiaq News will publish candidate profiles this week, in alphabetical order, for the three people contesting the president’s position at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami: Terry Audla, Jerry Komaksiutiksak and Natan Obed. ITK members and delegates will choose a winner at a general meeting to be held......
Western Nunavut gold project heads into technical review
Nunavut regulators seek comment on TMAC's revamped project
The price of gold is down, but TMAC Resources Inc. continues to move ahead with its Hope Bay-Doris North gold mine project in western Nunavut, about 125 kilometres south of Cambridge Bay, with a view to getting its mill in operation by the end of 2016.
By then the price of gold — now languishing...
Nunavut rallies around family devastated by lethal tent fire
Coroner confirms young father, three children have died of burn injuries
(Updated, Aug. 25, 9:35 a.m.)
The devastating Aug. 16 tent fire near Pond Inlet has claimed four victims: Ikie Kautuq, father of four, and three of his children, the Office of the Chief Coroner confirmed Aug. 25.
The injured family members had been medevaced to hospitals in Winnipeg and Ottawa...
Nunavut officials rapped teacher for “touching students inappropriately”
Johnny Meeko says he can’t recall 2009 letter of reprimand
Nunavut’s education department issued former Sanikiluaq teacher Johnny Meeko a letter of reprimand in 2009 for touching students inappropriately, the Nunavut Court of Justice heard in Iqaluit Aug. 24.
Crown prosecutor Amy Porteous entered the letter into evidence Aug. 24 on the seventh day of...
Groups urge review board to hold hearings on Nunavut iron mine
"They are asking the people living in the Arctic to assume the burden of an increased environmental risk”
If recent correspondence is any indication, the Nunavut Impact Review Board will likely be persuaded to hold public hearings to reconsider the terms and conditions of the Baffinland Mary River iron mine’s current project certificate.
Five federal departments, the Government of Nunavut, two...
Photo: Lift off: a pair of tundra swans depart Cambridge Bay
Photo: Need a tow?
What you clicked on most often between Aug. 16 and Aug. 23
Top story: Kuujjuaq drug bust
Thousands of Nunatsiaqonline.ca readers, according to Google Analytics, flocked to the front index page of the Nunatsiaq News website this past week to see the various photos posted there (as well as on our Facebook page.)
The most popular of these was a photo of elders from Nunavut and Nunavik ...
Nunavut government seeks volunteers for midwifery committee
Committee members advise health minister on midwifery-related issues
If you live in Nunavut — and are not a midwife or territorial government employee — you may wish to put your name in for a seat on the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee.
Nunavut’s health department has two openings to fill on the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee, which is mandated...
Photo: Eggs anyone?
Photo: Maud prepares to leave
Greenpeace tracks Arctic seismic ship off east Greenland coast
Enviro group also releases report on impact of seismic blasts on marine mammals
The same company that hopes to conduct seismic testing off Baffin Island’s east coast next summer is currently doing seismic testing in the Greenland Sea.
And Greenpeace campaigners want you to know what that looks and sounds like.
So a crew of 25 or so Greenpeace activists and sailors are on...
Photo: Nunavut New Democrats pick ex-Liberal Jack Anawak
Nunavut court: ex-teacher denies molesting children
Meeko recants statements he made to police in 2012
At a special Saturday sitting of the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Aug. 22, Justice Neil Sharkey heard former Nunavut teacher Johnny Meeko admit to sex crimes against students in a 2012 police video statement played in court.
But later, when Meeko testified in his own defence, Sharkey...
Photo: Youth camp offers education enrichment in Clyde River
Orange is the new Jack: ex-Liberal contests Nunavut for the NDP
“An orange wave is sweeping across Canada, and Nunavut must be a part of it”
After some delay, including the disqualification of at least one hopeful, the Nunavut New Democratic Party riding association announced Aug. 23 that former Liberal MP Jack Anawak will carry their banner into the upcoming federal election.
About 40 people were on hand at the Sylvia Grinnell...
WWF, National Geographic link up to promote Arctic’s “Last Ice Area”
"To protect it for ice-dependent species and northern communities"
The World Wildlife Fund-Canada and the National Geographic Society have teamed up on a drive to protect the High Arctic.
Its goal: to draw global awareness to what the two organizations call one of the most important parts of the Arctic — the “Last Ice Area” — the area above Canada’s High Arctic...