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Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Terry Hartwright
A few Yellowknife business are following an international movement to cut out plastic straws. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
North Slave Correctional Centre fencing
Security flaws in the fencing of Yellowknife's jail have not been addressed in recently announced upgrades, despite contraband being smuggled into the jail multiple times, CBC News has learned. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Snowshoe class Olive Davis
More women — and even kids — are learning a venerable craft in Labrador. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Brian Sundberg
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada built the winter road to access seven mines for a remediation project. And since then Brian Sundberg said his trapline has been tampered with, and he's found dead fish on the lake. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Karla Jessen Williamson
When she looks back at her childhood growing up in a small Greenland community, to her life now, as Canada's first tenured Inuit professor, Karla Jessen Williamson still feels a sense of disbelief. She is one of the very few Inuit professors working in academia, as an assistant professor in [...]
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Katie Boyd, left, with girlfriend Britney Selena
It may have been -24 C in Inuvik on Saturday, but that didn't stop more than 100 people from taking to the streets in celebration of the community's first Pride parade. [...]
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Taku River Fist Nations Tlingit ocean-going canoe
The Taku River First Nation is planning a historic canoe trip from the Canadian border of the Taku River to Juneau Alaska. The three-day canoe trip is to coincide with the opening of Celebration 2018. Celebration is one of the largest gatherings of Alaska and Yukon Native traditional dancers. [...]
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Marijuana smoking
Community consultations on the territory's new marijuana legislation will kick off next week, the government announced on Friday. [...]
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Kanani Davis at QEII Library
I spoke another language, I was far away from home, I had two small children ... but I did it. [...]
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Six new businesses have started up in the hamlet since the highway came in, and more are expected to open. There have been a few hundred extra tourists over the winter months. [...]
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Camron Maguire
His venture into the world of synchronized swimming started innocently enough. "I wanted to go into a sport one year, but I forgot to sign up," said Camron. With both of his sisters already in synchronized swimming, he decided to give it a shot. He was immediately hooked. [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
University of Victoria researchers weather
University of Victoria researchers have been studying the weather in the Beaufort Delta for five years in the hopes of making more accurate predictions. [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Special to Nunatsiaq News For Rebecca Jones, the violence prevention co-ordinator at the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre, strong voices make stronger communities. She's the brains behind a new prevention toolkit for Inuit women in Ottawa and Nunavut, which aims to help women and girls gain access to social services more easily when [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Nunavik's co-op will soon spread some cash around the region, after its board of directors voted to return $10 million to its 14 member stores. The board unanimously approved this move at the annual general meeting of the Fédération des co-opératives du Nouveau-Québec (ᐃᓚᒌᓴᕐᒃ-Ilagiisaq-FCNQ) from April 10 to April 13 in [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Sealift operations in Nunavut will receive some badly needed infrastructure, thanks to a federal spending promise. The improvements will come from the federal government's $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan. Ottawa will spend $94.3 million over five years to make Arctic re-supply operations in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories “faster, safer, and more [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Sourdough crust
A U.S pizza place says it's keeping a Klondike tradition alive — literally maintaining a sourdough starter which lives and multiplies. The owner says the family heirloom has been alive for 120 years. [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Close encounters polar bear labrador
One of the people who oversees an Indigenous polar bear hunt in Labrador says the population is doing quite well despite a recent National Geographic photo that might suggest otherwise. [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Knute Johnsgaard competed in three events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. His best finish was 9th in the Men's 4x10 km relay. On Friday, he announced his retirement from competitive skiing. [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: CBC North