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The late Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason, 84, a big man with a big vision who brought the printed word to every corner of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, died Aug. 9 in Ottawa, nunavutnews.com reported last week. His legacy is Northern News Services Ltd., the company he began building in 1972 after [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The Nunavut Water Board has approved an emergency amendment to the City of Iqaluit's water licence to allow the municipality to draw water from the Apex River watershed to fill the city's freshwater reservoir. The temporary withdrawal, approved on Tuesday, Aug. 14, is set to start this month through October to [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Mining conference
Canada says it wants to increase mining and development in the North and Nunavut is calling for better infrastructure to make it happen. [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: CBC North
Montreal Sewage Dump 20151111
More than one hundred municipal wastewater systems did not report how much raw sewage overflowed from their pipes in 2017 but Environment Canada is only investigating two of them for violating federal regulations. [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: CBC North
COPENHAGEN—A big community intervention project to prevent repeated suicide attempts—and reduce suicides—is set to get underway next month in Nunavut's Baffin region. The project will focus on people who have been seen in a medical facility for a suicide attempt, said Jack Hicks, a former Nunavut resident, statistician and suicide researcher, [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Christopher Paetkau
A northern airline that flew a Winnipeg man nearly 2,300 kilometres in the wrong direction over the weekend says it followed all of its protocols to ensure passengers board the correct flight. [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: CBC North
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Samer Bishay
The CEO and president of Ice Wireless is claiming Telus has been actively stopping calls from Telus customers to Ice Wireless customers since May 29, 2018, in a complaint to Canada's telecommunications regulator. [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: CBC North
Grizzly Hunt
WildSafe B.C. has created a short acronym to represent five basic steps that people need to know when using bear spray in an emergency. [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fort Smith Yellowknife map
According to a release from RCMP, the police were called to a scene Monday night at around 11 p.m., where they found a 48-year-old man dead. [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Michael McLeod BBQ
The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and creation of a postal bank were among hot topics constituents discussed at a barbecue with N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Bowhead harvest Iqaluit
The community of Iqaluit is celebrating a major milestone — and preparing to fill their freezers — after a bowhead whale was successfully hunted near the community on Tuesday afternoon. [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Robbie and Renee Vinnicombe
The parents of a 19-year-old Australian man killed on a job site in Inuvik are bringing the Government of the Northwest Territories to court for not ordering a coroner's inquest into their son's death. [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Alexandra Falls kayaker
Alec Voorhees, a 21-year-old whitewater kayaker from Boise, Idaho, was the first of five to take on the Northwest Territories' third tallest waterfall last week. One other kayaker broke a leg, another suffered a concussion. [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Special to Nunatsiaq News The Calgary police force is investigating the Nunavut RCMP over two alleged incidents of excessive force by Iqaluit RCMP against local man Bernard Naulalik, who says police beat him up during two separate arrests in 2016. “The matters concerning Mr. Naulalik are currently under review by the Calgary [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Hinterland Express 1
When showing off his new Hinterland Express, driver David Simmons wore his best lederhosen. The Bavarian-American entrepreneur wants to capitalize on growing international tourism in Yukon, especially with people travelling from Germany. [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Two men died in an all-terrain vehicle incident in Gjoa Haven in the early morning of Aug. 11. Gjoa Haven RCMP received a report that morning of a possible fatal ATV accident on the outskirts of the community. With the assistance of community members, members of the Gjoa Haven RCMP travelled [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Nunavimmiut who were flagged with serious health issues following last year's Qanuilirpitaa? survey are now receiving the first results from that region-wide health survey. The Qanuilirpitaa? 2017 health survey, based aboard the CCGS Amundsen, examined more than 1,300 Nunavimmiut adults last year when its health care staff travelled to all [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News