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Sandy Silver
Yukon's Liberal government is about a quarter of the way through its five year mandate. We take a look at which promises have been kept, and which haven't. [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
“Meltdown!” “Chaos!” “State of crisis!” These represent just a few examples of the language used in national media reports over the past year and a half to describe the internal difficulties that have bedeviled the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls since its creation in September 2016. Complaints, [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The Government of Nunavut spends on average $60.5 million annually on subsidizing diesel fuel, according to a recent report released by the World Wildlife Fund-Canada. Paul Crowley, the organization's vice president of Arctic conservation and a longtime resident of Iqaluit, acknowledges a good chunk of this money goes towards offsetting the [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Book Art Sukaq and the Raven
It's important for children to see their surroundings, language and culture reflected in books, said author Jesse Mike [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
RANKIN INLET—Last week's hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard Nunavummiut make public their long-private battles with sexual abuse, violence and murders of loved ones at a frequency rarely seen in the territory. The commission hosted its first hearing in Nunavut Feb. 20 to [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
BOOK COVER: I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
The author of I Am Not a Number says she wants her book to spark conversations about Canada's residential school system, but understands why an N.W.T. parent was upset it was sent home without any supporting materials or guidelines. [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
 Nive Nielsen The Terror
Nive Nielsen is an actress and musician based in Nuuk, Greenland. she stars in The Terror, which premieres March 26. [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Monica Udjuk Rankin Inlet MMIWG
Survivors and family members testified in public and private about their experiences. They opened up about abuse that's 'rampant' in the territory and what needs to be done to stop it. [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Whitehorse snow
Many people had the day off work on Friday, which allowed them to enjoy a true heritage activity. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Elaine Keenan Bengts
Elaine Keenan Bengts wants the health department to change the act to create 'more down to earth, simple legislation.' [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Whitehorse snow
People in Yukon's capital woke up to a winter wonderland on Friday. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
After enjoying another profitable year in 2017, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is ahead of schedule in constructing its Meliadine gold mine near Rankin Inlet and nearly ready to start work on its highly promising Amaruq satellite mine near Meadowbank, the company's latest financial statements said. “We are excited to transition into [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Metis Toddler 20160921
The case centres around the adoption of a young girl who was in foster care in British Columbia. The foster parents moved to the N.W.T. and were granted a custom adoption, which the B.C. government refuses to recognize. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
CKLB radio cabin
CKLB Radio's future is unclear after its log building in Yellowknife was listed online with an asking price of $569,000. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Coldilocks with container
The Philadelphia Zoo said Tuesday that the 37-year-old bear, Coldilocks, was in declining health and was euthanized. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
A Rankin Inlet man facing over a dozen charges involving harassment, assault, firearms and breach of conditions successfully negotiated a plea deal mere minutes before his trial was set to start yesterday at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit. Michael McKeen, 52, entered a guilty plea to one charge of [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
There is a lot of talk about the need for transitional housing in Nunavut communities. In Iqaluit, that talk could soon become reality. The Uquutaq Society, which runs the 20-bed Iqaluit men's shelter on Fred Coman Dr., has its eye on a set of new buildings that it hopes to [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Alia Shahab and Eric Heitmann
'This is definitely a first, working on something of this scale, and with snow,' said Alia Shahab, who reunited with some old classmates to try their hand at snow carving. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News