Photo: Maintenance at the top of the world
Carving studio a gathering place for Ottawa Inuit youth
"For these guys, it gives them a skill"
OTTAWA — Joe Juralak unties inline skates and enters the small, crowded carving studio at the back of a building in Vanier in sock feet.
It’s hot out this July afternoon and he’s sweaty from the journey. He cracks open a water bottle and downs it.
Two boys he’s fostering, Neil Evaglok and...
Nunavik nickel firm wants to nearly double Raglan’s lifespan
Glencore proposing to dig five new underground mines at Raglan
The operators of Nunavik’s Raglan nickel mine hope to expand its lifespan well beyond 2020, with the addition of five new underground mines across the region’s nickel belt.
Glencore, the corporation that operates Raglan and its four current underground mines, has submitted the project to the...
Photo: There’s water in the bay… but none in your taps
UPDATE: Searchers find missing Russian helicopter pilot
Sergey Ananov, 49, taken aboard CGS Pierre Radisson
(Updated 5:45 a.m., July 27)
Searchers have found the missing Russian helicopter pilot Sergey Ananov, who was taken aboard the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Pierre Radisson either very late in the evening July 26 or in the early morning hours of July 27.
“Sergey is onboard at Canadian Coast Guard...
Photo: Makivik’s big catch
Photo: Nunavut Liberals name Hunter Tootoo as their candidate
Photo: Forget the fish, Iqaluit is place of many laughs
Nunavut RCMP continue to probe suspicious death
Police arrest, then release, two people in relation to July 16 incident
A police investigation into the recent sudden death of a Pond Inlet man continues, Nunavut RCMP said this week, but police offered few new details on what they are calling a “suspicious” death.
Police in the Baffin community were called to respond to a disturbance at a local residence late July...
Nunavut shipwreck nearing floatation stage
"We like to do what kids do but can’t do anymore, because we’re older”
A group of Norwegians is hoping some basic laws of engineering will help them do something in the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay next week that, quite frankly, has never been done before.
Jan Wanggaard, leader of the Maud Returns Home project, is hoping to use long, sausage-like rubber...
Five-year trend shows crime declining in Nunavut: StatsCan
Nunavut's rate of violent crime decreases by 20 per cent
It appears Nunavut is becoming a safer and less crime-ridden place.
That’s according to new data on police-reported crime, released by Statistics Canada July 22, which shows almost every type of crime in Nunavut decreased significantly between 2010 and 2014.
And while the territories continue...
A dissident Nunavik community shifts towards the JBNQA
"We will be in better control of our own land affairs"
To an outsider, a lot has changed in Ivujivik in recent years, as Nunavik’s northernmost community has made the slow and quiet move to join the region’s land claims agreement — a move made official just this past week.
But in the 40 years since it was first signed, Ivujivimmiut have not so quietly...
Made-for-Inuit summer camp brings the North to the city
"They are together, sharing the same issues, the same struggles"
OTTAWA — “Are we playing Jenga?” asks a little boy who is crowded around a table at Ottawa’s Queen Elizabeth Public School with more than a dozen other bright-eyed Inuit kids.
“No, we’re not playing Jenga,” says a tattooed, goateed Dion Metcalfe, a large polar bear head made of bone dangling from...
Iqaluit wants GN to make hospital crosswalk safer
“I’ve experienced some really terrifying moments at that crosswalk"
Iqaluit’s public safety committee has sounded an alarm over a dangerous pedestrian crossing in Nunavut’s capital: the crossing between the Tammaativvik Boarding Home and the Qikiqtani General Hospital.
The public safety committee submitted a report to Iqaluit city council July 14 outlining a...
Nunavut government, striking power workers launch war of words
GN threatens to stop staff housing subsidies during strike, union alleges
A war of words and numbers between the Qulliq Energy Corp. and its striking workers is now underway, with each side accusing the other of spreading false information.
The Government of Nunavut and its publicly-owned power utility, the QEC, issued a joint news release July 22 alleging the union is...
Photo: Picture the ice, before shipping changes it
Nunavut review board invites input on Baffinland expansion proposal
Review board must decide if proposed changes warrant reconsideration of company's project certificate
The Nunavut Impact Review Board has launched a call for input on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s proposal to increase iron ore production and shipping at its Mary River mine.
That’s since the proposal landed at the review board’s doorstep last week, after a decision by federal Aboriginal Affairs and...
Photo: Reel time — tis the season for casting in the bay
Inuvialuit take a step closer to self-government
Goal is to deliver programs that accommodate Inuvialuit culture, lifestyle and tradition
Nunavut’s neighbours to the west have moved one step closer to self-governance following the signing of an agreement-in-principle with Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories.
At a July 21 ceremony in Inuvik, Inuvialuit leaders signed a document that will be become the foundation...