Photo: Juggling songs to support early childhood development
Aupaluk’s new school slated to open in September 2016
Fire destroyed Nunavik community's only school last winter
The Kativik School Board says it hopes a new school in the Nunavik community of Aupaluk will be built and ready to accept students by September 2016.
A fire last March destroyed Tarsakallak school in the community of about 195 people.
But the completion of the new school depends on Quebec’s...
Nunavik man dies following police intervention
Quebec provincial police to investigate incident
An Inukjuak man died overnight following a police intervention in the Nunavik community of 1,500.
Kativik Regional Police Force officers responded to an incident at a private residence on the evening of July 17 in which a 29-year-old man was seriously injured, said Quebec’s provincial police...
Air quality in Nunavut’s capital now failing provincial health standard
Levels of cancer-causing dioxins and furans higher than Ontario guidelines
The latest data collected on air quality in Iqaluit show that while fine particulate matter in the air, as a result of the burning dump, remains low, the levels of dioxins and furans are exceeding Ontario health standards.
A July 18 news release from the Government of Nunavut’s Department of...
Photo: A warm up for Team Nunavut’s girls basketball players
Photo: Cambridge Baymiut take the annual plunge
Nunavut coroner to hold inquest into Igloolik man’s jail cell death
Solomon Uyarasuk, 26, died Sept. 23, 2012 inside an RCMP holding unit
The people of Igloolik will finally get a chance to learn how and why 26-year-old Solomon Uyarasuk died Sept. 23, 2012 inside an RCMP jail cell in Igloolik.
The Office of the Chief Coroner of Nunavut announced July 18 that they will hold an inquest into Uyarasuk’s death in Igloolik, from Nov. 24...
ICC’s pan-Arctic meetings kick off in Inuvik next week
In an ever-evolving Arctic, assembly could be "pivotal," says ICC Canada president
One of the largest Inuit-focused assemblies of the year kicks off in Inuvik, NWT, this weekend.
Canada will host the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s pan-Arctic general assembly, which comes to Canada only once every 12 years, starting July 20.
And ICC Canada president Duane Smith says the assembly...
Nunavut court to give Cape Dorset man’s manslaughter sentence this fall
Killing occurred during October 2010 shooting rampage
The people of Cape Dorset will wait until at least early September for the sentencing of Elee Geetah, 23, who earlier this year was found guilty of manslaughter in the Oct. 10, 2010 killing of Jamesie Simigak, Geetah’s 23-year-old brother.
Justice Neil Sharkey said in court July 18 that he needs...
Arviat tries to scare off its unwanted polar bear visitors
Wildlife officers can't explain high number of polar bear sightings this summer
It was another loud evening in Arviat July 16, as bear bangers went off to scare away a nuisance polar bear that had ventured into the Kivalliq community.
Arviat has received a number of visits from polar bears this week, prompting the hamlet to issue a warning, as polar bears have been spotted...
The char are running, and getting caught in western Nunavut
Kitikmeot Foods harvests Arctic char from Surrey River
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CAMBRIDGE BAY — Warm weather has come to Nunavut, which means it’s time for Kitikmeot Foods’ first Arctic char catch of the season.
“It’s all become a routine,” said Stéphane Lacasse, general manager of Kitikmeot Foods in Cambridge Bay, July 16. “But every catch we bring...
Nunavut’s Taima TB project helped more people get TB treatment: report
“The direct involvement of the community was central”
The best way to tackle Nunavut’s sky-high tuberculosis rate is to visit people at home, hire Inuit to communicate with Inuit and get the community working together on a common goal, the head of Taima TB, Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez, told Nunatsiaq News following the release of an evaluation report on the...
Stranded Nunavut hunters drag boat, make raft, to save themselves
Group of seven from Arctic Bay home safe
A group of seven hunters made it home safely to Arctic Bay July 16 after being stranded on an ice floe for two days.
A group of hunters, travelling with snowmobiles, qamutiks and a boat, left to go narwhal hunting in Admiralty Inlet last weekend, when the floe edge they were on broke off July
Parks Day in Nunavut’s capital cancelled due to dump smoke
“Public health and well-being are a priority to us"
The Iqaluit dump fire has claimed another victim.
Nunavut Parks and Special Places issued a news release July 17 saying the annual Parks Day celebration at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park near Iqaluit, scheduled for July 19, has been cancelled.
“Public health and well-being are a priority to...
Photo: ICC’s general assembly kicks off in Inuvik
Photo: Bowhead whales feed on fish in Cumberland Sound
Photo: NWT forest fire smoke blows North
Kinship naming among Inuit unites family and community
New book highlights importance of continuing naming tradition
Arviat elder Matilda Sulurayok’s sauniq, or namesake, is Kimaliarjuk, and it’s a name that’s played an important role in her life.
“My namesake, who was an old man, came to see me shortly after I was born,” she said in a 2012 interview, “and said that I would be able to do many things and be able...
Nunavut MLA Samuel Nuqingaq back at work following suspensions
Member for Uqqummiut promises to take his place in legislative assembly
Samuel Nuqingaq came back to work as the elected member for Uqqummiut July 16, the day his second suspension from the legislature expired.
“It’s good to be back, working again,” Nuqingaq said July 16 from his constituency office in Qikiqtarjuaq.
Nunavut MLAs voted May 22 to suspend Nuqingaq from...