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Earlier this week the North West Company, which owns the Northern and Northmart stores scattered across northern Canada, announced it has acquired the Kitnuna Pharmacy in Cambridge Bay. With this addition, North West now operates 17 community pharmacies—five of which are in Nunavut. Previously, Kitnuna was owned by the Kitikmeot Corp., the [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Forensic investigators arrived in Kuujjuaq on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to scour what's left of a youth protection building that was destroyed one day earlier. Quebec provincial police, the Sûreté du Québec, are investigating what's considered arson, though police have yet to make any arrests. Firefighters were called in the early hours of [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The Najuqsivik Daycare in Sanikiluaq, which serves dozens of families in the community, is now threatened with closure following a recent decision by the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq to cancel bingo and Nevada licences they had issued to Najuqsivik this past June. “Our bingos are our main source of income. Without our [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Niels Konge
Yellowknife city councillor Niels Konge says Mayor Mark Heyck should not have participated in discussions about removing energy efficiency requirements for new buildings after applying for a job he now has as executive director of the Arctic Energy Alliance. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Candace Stuart
Foxtail are grasses with bushy seed heads. By this time of year, the seed heads are dried out and easily stick to a pet's fur. According to one Whitehorse vet, the seeds have a barb at one end and can work their way through a dog's skin and into its [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yellowknife arrest
A man in Yellowknife who called the police to report an assault says he's upset with how officers handled the incident, arresting who he believes to be the victim - but police say there's more to the story. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Shene Catholique Valpy
As the Northwest Territories government says it'll eventually waive fees for residential school survivors and their families to reclaim their Indigenous names, one Yellowknife mom left in limbo says that's not enough. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Nunavut housing roundtable
The Nunavut Housing Corporation is taking an Iqaluit trade show as an opportunity to make a plea to industry, asking them to get involved in helping fix the territory's housing crisis. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Chad Girardin and Matthew Westley
Chad Girardin and his nephew Matthew Westley got themselves a Dall sheep, but had trouble getting themselves off the mountain. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Canadian Armed Forces search and rescue technician
The Canadian Armed Forces was in Yellowknife on Tuesday to practise how it would respond in the event of a major air disaster in Canada. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Dennis Porter
'I think people are just kind of getting used to it, settling down and accepting the fact that we're damaged — but we'll survive,' said resident Dennis Porter. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Chief Roy Fabian
Chief Roy Fabian says after these results he won't be running in the next election: 'I worked hard on this thing and for me it's about future generations.' [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Days Inn Whitehorse
A hotel guest filled a complaint that emergency lighting fixtures did not work during a power outage this summer. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Todd Russell
The Muskrat Falls inquiry exposed some deep divisions between Indigenous groups in Labrador Tuesday, with inflammatory language from a lawyer representing the Innu Nation causing the leader of another group to allege “hate speech.” [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
KUUJJUAQ—Cellular service, set to be delivered to all of Nunavik's 14 communities last June, has hit a few road bumps. Ice Wireless, which already operates in Iqaluit, is set to offer national and international roaming and cell phone service in the region, through its parent company Iristel's Canada-wide network. The Kativik Regional [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Rankin Inlet's bylaw officers are continuing their efforts to make all-terrain vehicle drivers—especially the young ones—slow down and comply with the law. And lately they've begun to receive more support from the RCMP. Two weekends ago, Rankin Inlet's bylaw officers were “very busy,” as they worked with RCMP officers to crack down [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Sockeye salmon journey 20101008
A treaty to keep the fragile salmon species afloat calls for a 12.5 per cent harvest reduction in B.C. and lesser cuts in the U.S. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
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The candidates for mayor and councillor positions have been announced for the 2018 municipal elections. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: CBC North