New Nunavut hotel will funnel profits into local charity
“We have lots of dreams”
More rooms. More visitors. More money — at least that’s the hope behind the construction of a new hotel in Clyde River by the non-profit Ilisaqsivik Society.
The Naujaaraaluit Hotel, owned and operated by Tukumaaq Inc., a subsidiary of Ilisaqsivik, is meant to address critical issues in the north...
Nunavut murder accused pleads to manslaughter
Kimmirut homicide case covered by unusual publication ban
Pauloosie Padluq, of Kimmirut, pleaded guilty to manslaughter before Justice Bonnie Tulloch at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Aug. 27 in connection with a death in his home community on Sept. 2, 2014.
The identity of the victim appears to be protected by a publication ban ordered by a...
Nunavut court: father jailed for firearm assault on child
Dad, 39, threatens to use .375-calibre rifle to shoot seven-year-old in the head
An Arctic Bay dad who kicked his seven-year old son in the stomach and pressed the barrel of a large calibre rifle against the child’s head, threatening to shoot him, deserves a sentence of 60 weeks in jail, Justice Robert Kilpatrick ruled in a judgment released Aug. 28.
In doing so, Kilpatrick...
Inuit youth set a course for future under new leader
"Disappointment has turned into determination to try to address some of the intergenerational affects of our history"
After five days of debating issues, sharing stories, reconnecting with elders, and lamenting about colonial influences, the decline of Inuktitut and the lack of a northern university, it’s time now to put those thoughts into action, says Maatalii Okalik.
Okalik, the newly-elected president of the...
Photo: Avataq re-launches Inuit herbal teas
Photo: Can he do it? Recycling aluminum in Iqaluit
Photo: New Nunavut hotel will support local charity
Western Nunavut airline, GN still in court over 2011 contract beef
Adlair Aviation Ltd. seeks damages, termination of current medevac deal
Nearly four years after the Government of Nunavut ended a contract for emergency medical travel with Adlair Aviation Ltd. of Cambridge Bay and gave it to a new company — and three years after Adlair filed a lawsuit against the GN — lawyers from Adlair and the GN faced off last week at the Nunavut...
Photo: Nunavik rangers prepare for fall exercise
Pan-Arctic summit recommends Roman orthography for the Inuit language
Terry Audla: “Inuit in the circumpolar world are all the same people, and we use the same language"
The Atausiq Inuktut Titirausiq group will recommend a shift to Roman orthography for all written Inuktut, following the Aug. 26 conclusion of a summit in Iqaluit that brought together numerous representatives from the Inuktut-speaking world.
They’ll present the draft to the National Committee on...
The ITK presidential contest: Natan Obed
"I’m at a point in my career where I feel I have the ability to take on this responsibility"
Nunatsiaq News has published candidate profiles this week, in alphabetical order, for the three people contesting the president’s position at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. ITK members and delegates will choose a winner at a general meeting to be held Sept. 17 in Cambridge Bay.
For Natan Obed it’s time...
Final arguments in Nunavut murder case adjourned to October
Peter Kingwatsiak on trial for killing his step-brother Mappaluk Adla in 2010
Lawyers were supposed to gather at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit to present final arguments in the first-degree murder trial of Peter Kingwatsiak Aug. 27, but instead of going ahead, Justice Bonnie Tulloch has put the matter over to October.
Crown prosecutor Amy Porteous and defence...
Photo: The summer of rain and ice
Western Nunavut caribou herds continue decline: preliminary survey report
Observations of Bathurst and Bluenose-East calving grounds "consistent with a natural declining trend"
New preliminary survey results on the Barrenland caribou herds that roam western Nunavut and the Northwest Territories point to continuing declines in these herds’ numbers.
This past June, survey teams with representatives from the governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the Tlicho...
Iqaluit boaters, disabled craft ride home on Coast Guard ship
Coast Guard releases more info on Ward Inlet rescue
After spending the night in their disabled aluminum boat Aug. 20, awaiting rescue from the Canadian Coast Guard, four Iqaluit boaters and their disabled craft returned home aboard the icebreaker CCGS George R. Pearkes, the Coast Guard said in information released Aug. 26.
The Coast Guard said the...
Photo: Colour me healthy: fun run in Cambridge Bay
Iqaluit to move eyesore fuel drums off the beach
“Unused oil drums are a hazard for people and the environment”
If you don’t use it, then lose it — that’s a warning from the city ahead of their new cleanup campaign for oil drums on the Iqaluit beach.
The City of Iqaluit, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Nunavut’s Department of Environment will remove all oil drums remaining on the beach between the...
Nunavut man jailed for vengeance-based sex attack on step-daughter
"S.N. decides to do what he has been accused of doing. This would be his revenge"
A 32-year-old Nunavut man who sexually abused his 15-year-old step-daughter in an act of vengeance against his estranged common-law spouse has received an 18-month jail sentence.
That’s six months more than the minimum sentence set by the Criminal Code for the offence of sexual interference.
The ITK presidential contest: Jerry Komaksiutiksak
“I’m the person who’s from the outside, the new face, the new voice.”
Nunatsiaq News will publish candidate profiles this week, in alphabetical order, for the three people contesting the president’s position at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. ITK members and delegates will choose a winner at a general meeting to be held Sept. 17 in Cambridge Bay.
OTTAWA — Jerry...