Karen Annanack enjoyed a visit with Santa Claus Dec. 5 at a holiday bazaar held at Kuujjuaq's Jaanimmarik school. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)
December 06, 2013 - 11:32 am
Transport Canada denies screening station to Puvirnituq airport
Elders, medical patients en route to Montreal must disembark at La Grande for screening
KUUJJUAQ — The Kativik Regional Government wants to make travel easier for passengers taking off from the Puvirnituq airport.
That’s after Transport Canada recently sent a letter to the KRG refusing its request to designate the airport for Canadian Air Travel Security Authority screening, regional...
December 06, 2013 - 8:28 am
ArcticNet conference unfolding next week in Halifax
Research topics explore northern environment and its peoples
If you want to know what’s happening in contemporary Arctic research today — from animal behaviours to housing to melting permafrost and underwater fibre optic cable — find a way to get to Halifax next week.
ArcticNet’s ninth annual scientific meeting will be held from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 at...
December 06, 2013 - 7:27 am
Nunavummiut mourn Father Jusipi
Catholic priest ministered for 59 years in Nunavut and Nunavik
Communities in central Nunavut on Dec. 1 mourned the death of Father Joseph Meeus, who ministered to several Catholic churches in Nunavut and Nunavik for more than 50 years. He was 86.
Better known as Father Jusipi, Meeus last served as priest in Rankin Inlet, where he was minister to Mary Our...
December 06, 2013 - 6:45 am
Ghana-Canada musical fusion comes to Iqaluit Dec. 8
CanadAfrica closes Alianait’s 2013 concert series
The sounds and rhythms of Ghana, teamed up with and harmonica-driven folk and blues, will reverberate in Iqaluit Dec. 8.
Mike Stevens and dancer-percussionist Okaidja Afroso will share their fresh tunes sprung from the collaboration, CanadAfrica, which include pieces from their newly-released...
December 05, 2013 - 5:57 pm
Inuit leaders thank Nelson Mandela for his courage, insight
"He taught us the true meaning of forgiveness"
Canadian Inuit leaders say they plan to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, 95, who died at his Johannesburg, South Africa home Dec. 5.
Mandela may have lived a world away, but Inuit leaders say his fight against racism, inequality and poverty resonated deeply with Inuit.
“Nelson Mandela taught...
December 05, 2013 - 4:55 pm
Taissumani: July 25, 2008
This is a reprint of an article by the Nunatsiaq News history columnist, Kenn Harper, first published as a Taissumani column in 2008.
Iqaluit is blessed with an airport two miles in length, which means that it often attracts interesting and unexpected visitors.
From Hollywood movie stars to...
December 05, 2013 - 2:44 pm
New CEO changing the Nunavut Trust’s direction
“It’s exciting to be changing, taking over and having a good team behind me”
After 20 years of managing $1.1 billion in land claim funds and at the same time growing the capital and paying for operations and programs at Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the three regional associations, the Nunavut Trust is setting a new course.
That course includes shifting its investment...
December 05, 2013 - 1:39 pm
Small Nunavik community wants the travelling court to return
“Sometimes that visual support from parents is important"
KUUJJUAQ — It’s been years since Quebec’s travelling court has stopped in Ivujivik, a community at the northwest tip of Nunavik.
The court used to set up at the local school gymnasium, until school administrators decided they didn’t want students to see handcuffed offenders escorted in and out of...
December 05, 2013 - 10:38 am
Nunavut cops plan impaired driving crackdown Dec. 7
Nunavut RCMP participates in national enforcement effort
As part of a national campaign, Nunavut’s RCMP members plan to target impaired drivers across the territory this weekend.
On Dec. 7, RCMP members in all 25 communities will take part in an enforcement operation to crackdown on impaired drivers of vehicles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles or...
December 05, 2013 - 7:21 am
New study shows heavy rainfall killing peregrine chicks
“The nestlings died from hypothermia and in some cases, from drowning in their flooded nests"
An increase in heavy rainfall in the Canadian Arctic is posing a threat to the survival of one of the Arctic’s most efficient predators, the peregrine falcon.
Researchers at the University of Alberta and the Université de Québec have found that more frequent heavy rains — brought on by warmer...
Kuujjuaq mayor Tunu Napartuk, left, watches as municipal staff and volunteers help to hoist up the town's Christmas tree Dec. 5, which will stand on display for the holidays outside the northern village office. This is the second year the town has harvested a tree from a nearby area locals call "the Range." Nunavik Rotors transport the tree for free by helicopter. The official lighting of the tree is scheduled to happen Dec. 11. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)