Cape Dorset nurse back in court with nursing association
Debbie McKeown is subject of CBC accusations involving death of baby
Lawyers on either side of former Nunavut nurse Debbie McKeown’s court proceedings agreed in court May 19 to share documents.
Well, sort of.
Austin Marshall, representing McKeown, and Adrian Wright, representing the Registered Nursing Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, appeared...
Missing Nunavut man walks into Repulse Bay
Parks Canada employee left Igloolik May 12 en route to Repulse Bay
(Updated 9 a.m., May 20)
Brian Koonoo, a Parks Canada employee from Pond Inlet who has been missing since May 15, walked into Repulse Bay early May 20 after walking 57 kilometres over three days, one of his friends said on Facebook.
“Brian is fine! He’s at my house now,” Monty Yank, another Parks...
Nunavik magician mesmerizes big city audience
"I like the idea of doing something unusual"
TORONTO — “Do you believe in the power to read people’s minds?”
It seems like a loaded question, but when Jimmy Tommy Kumarluk asks it, people nod and engage him.
The 17-year-old magician from Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik’s southernmost community, convinces his audience that they should guess which...
For Canada’s 150th, Ottawa sprinkles some dollars on the North
Handout scheme to distribute $6.4M among the three territories
The three northern territories will get a few bucks between now and 2017 for infrastructure projects aimed at helping celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the handout scheme this past May 15.
Under it, Ottawa will spend $150 million across the...
Northern retailer kicks in cash to clean up Nunavut capital
$35,000 will pay for student salaries, equipment and supplies
The City of Iqaluit will get some help cleaning up three season’s worth of litter and garbage this spring and summer thanks to a recent contribution from the North West Co.
In a cheque presentation ceremony at Iqaluit’s Northmart store, May 12, the Northern retailer gave the city $30,000 to fund a...
Photo: Visiting art prof from NYC employs a little alchemy in Nunavut
Nunavut MP talks climate change in Berlin
Aglukkaq releases emissions targets, heads to Europe for informal climate meetings
Following her May 15 announcement of new greenhouse gas emission targets for Canada, Canada’s environment minister, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, will remain in Berlin until May 20 for informal climate talks with G7 leaders and others this week.
Those talks overlap with a big policy event in Germany...
Iqaluit EMTs outraged after weekend rip-off
While worker responds to emergency, thief grabs wallet, keys, ID and iPad from fire hall
If you’re an emergency medical technician, you don’t think twice to stop what you’re doing if someone’s life is in danger.
But if you’re an EMT in Iqaluit, you also need to check that your possessions are locked up tight before you rush out to respond.
On May 16, at about 2:30 a.m., while crews...
We need more resources, not less responsibility: Nunavut DEAs
“We support implementing what’s in the current act"
Local education authorities in Nunavut need more money and resources to carry out their responsibilities — not a reduction in those responsibilities, as education department managers suggest.
That was the message the Coalition of District Education Authorities delivered to MLAs in the Nunavut...
Rabies outbreak “under control” in Nunavut community
“We’re still very vigilant"
Officials in Pangnirtung say they have a local rabies outbreak “under control,” after a fox is believed to have infected a number of dogs in the Baffin community earlier this month.
A fox that attacked five dogs in the community May 5 was destroyed and then a bylaw officer had to kill about 20...
Parents honour late adopted son by helping Nunavut youth
Ayalik fund set up in wake of teenager's sudden death in Ottawa
OTTAWA — He was right-handed but he shot left in hockey. He wore number 22 of course, in honour of Jordin Tootoo.
Eric Ayalik Okalitana Pelly played guitar and piano, he loved to fish and canoe and it’s nearly impossible to find a photo of him where he is not smiling.
He was born in Cambridge Bay...
Photo: A thank you to Nunavik’s health care workers
Photo: Parade wraps up this year’s Umingmak Frolics
Peregrine wraps up winter drilling at Nunavut diamond site
Company hopes big bulk sample will help expand diamond resource estimate
Peregrine Diamonds has wrapped up its winter 2015 drilling program for its Chidliak property outside of Iqaluit which netted the company more than 555 wet tonnes of kimberlite, Peregrine said May 14.
Bulk samples from the company’s winter drilling project will be used to confirm the grade of the...
Photo: Bird bath: seagulls take a refresher in Sylvia Grinnell River
Photo: Honouring bravery and hard work in Igloolik
Air and ground search underway for missing Nunavut man
Pond Inlet man, 35, was travelling from Hall Beach to Repulse Bay
A search is now underway for a Parks Canada employee from Pond Inlet who left Hall Beach May 12 by snowmobile and did not show up at his destination in Repulse Bay, where he was expected to arrive May 15.
Capt. David Bowes, with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., said May 18...
Nunavut’s ed department defends cancellation of Clyde River grad trip
Organizer did not meet guidelines, department says
After raising more than $24,000 in one month from 211 donors online at the GoFundMe online fundraising site, five 2015 graduates from Clyde River’s Quluaq School learned earlier this past week that they wouldn’t be heading off to Paris, Canterbury, Normandy, Saint-Malo, and London, after...
Igloolik house fire claims one life; two medevaced for treatment
Nunavut fire marshal's office and RCMP investigate early morning fire
(Updated 3:45 p.m.)
One child is dead, while an adult and another child have been medevaced to the south following an early morning fire in Igloolik May 15, the RCMP confirmed shortly after 3:30 p.m. the same day.
The medevaced adult and child are in “serious condition,” police said.