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The newly named Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission has finalized an agreement with the cannabis company Canopy Growth and its Ontario-based subsidiary, Tweed, to supply the territory with its first legal cannabis. Starting Oct. 17, Nunavummiut will be able to order cannabis products online from the Smith Falls, Ont. plant, which [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The RCMP in the Northwest Territories has relaunched a search for an Inuk woman who went missing almost eight years ago. Angela Meyer was at her family's home in Yellowknife on Nov. 27, 2010, when she went outside to smoke a cigarette. She hasn't been seen since. Meyer is the daughter of [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The RCMP in the Northwest Territories has relaunched a search for an Inuk woman who went missing almost eight years ago. Angela Meyer was at her family's home in Yellowknife on Nov. 27, 2010, when she went outside to smoke a cigarette. She hasn't been seen since. Meyer is the daughter of [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
CAMBRIDGE BAY—The Government of the Northwest Territories plans to airlift in some cargo to western Nunavut, after the cancellation of the last resupply barge. But a peek at the request for tenders released on Oct. 9 for an aircraft charter reveals the limits of what may make it in by [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The weather was the big news last week, when what meteorologists call a “weather bomb” hit Iqaluit, along with other south Baffin communities, as extreme winds, reaching 114 kilometres per hour by 1 a.m. Friday morning, knocked out power and ripped metal roofs from buildings. At about midnight, a woman, posting [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Kate Carmack
The Yukon Indigenous woman played a significant role in the discovery of gold in the Klondike more than a century ago, and now she'll finally take her place in Canada's Mining Hall of Fame. [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Matthew Rantanen
The Indigenous Connectivity Summit brought together 150 people from across North America to Inuvik, N.W.T., which is becoming an internet hub in its own right. [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
The deadline is approaching to apply for this year's Arctic Inspiration Prize, with nomination packages due Oct. 15. Up to $3 million will be awarded across three categories this year. The top prize this year could be worth up to $1 million, while up to four teams could receive $500,000 each. As [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The City of Iqaluit needs a community liaison officer to help communicate with the public in Inuktitut, says Coun. Joanasie Akumalik. “It would be really beneficial for the community, especially for the Inuit population,” Akumalik said at the city council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9. “It would help to better understand what [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq said his government will review its harassment policy to offer better support to Nunavummiut women who have faced sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace. Savikataaq's pledge comes in response to remarks Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern made to a House of Commons hearing last month about the [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Yellowknife mayoral debate
With just a few days remaining until municipal election day in the N.W.T., candidates for mayor of Yellowknife took questions from Trailbreaker host Loren McGinnis Friday morning. [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Nunavut singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark has a new work coming out next week—but instead of writing music, this time she has written a children's book. The Inuit-owned publishing company Inhabit Media launches Aglukark's new picture book, titled Una Huna? What is this? on Oct. 16. While the piece is marketed to a target [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Rockhill fire
Over a week after a fire consumed the Rockhill apartment building in Yellowknife, the YWCA NWT — which leased the building from the N.W.T. government — is still in search of a permanent home. [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Iqaluit's Arctic Comedy Festival, sponsored by First Air, wants to warm your soul with laughter. The three-day comedy festival scheduled to run from Thursday, Oct. 11, until Saturday night, will showcase Canadian stand-up talent, while collecting funds for the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line. Those funds will be used for training and volunteer [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit, Nunavut's arm's-length language authority, has two new members: Louis Tapardjuk of Igloolik, a former MLA and government minister, and Inuinnaqtun translator Rosemarie Meyok of Kugluktuk. Their appointments became effective Sept. 4. Tapardjuk, as Nunavut's minister of languages, oversaw the approval of the Inuit Language Protection Act and the [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
(updated Oct. 11, 4:10 p.m.) Nunavut police have arrested and charged a second person, a youth, in connection with the July 2017 death of Ray “O.J.” Taparti Jr., the Nunavut RCMP said Oct. 11. The RCMP held a news conference last weekend to announce the arrest of 21-year-old Glenn Kadlak Jr. of [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Residents of Puvirnituq say they are struggling with the significant loss of community members who have died by suicide this year. Over the last few weeks alone, the community has buried four young people who died by suicide—the youngest being just 12 years old. The region's health and education authorities have sent [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
CAMBRIDGE BAY—You can live or relive the experiences of a young girl growing up in the Canadian Arctic in Tanya Tagaq's new book Split Tooth. Tagaq, better known for her critically acclaimed throat-singing performances and art, earned a prestigious Giller Prize long-list nomination for her first foray into writing, shortly before [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Qikiqtaaluk Corp.‘s president Harry Flaherty was set to enter a plea on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Justice of the Peace court in Iqaluit for one count of assault, but his court date is now rescheduled to Oct. 25. That's after Flaherty's defence counsel asked for a two-week delay on the [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News