Nunavut

07-23: NEWS: Nunavut woman charged with arson after truck found ablaze

NEWS: Iqaluit July 23, 2018 - 7:15 am<p>Nunavut woman charged with arson after truck found ablaze<p>Firefighters doused fire, stopping it from spreading to …

Northern Canada

Your North: Best reader photos for the week of July 16

It's all about animals and sunsets this week: beautiful landscapes and unique wildlife are the centrepiece of your best shots of the past week from …

Northern Canada

Research upends theory that Vikings taught Inuit how to spin yarn

New research is upending old assumptions about what the ancestors of today’s Inuit learned from Viking settlers.<p>And the techniques researchers have developed to show that ancient Dorset and Thule people knew how to spin yarn centuries before the Norse were thought to have taught them could change …

Canadian News

College program to encourage growth of Inuit in Nunavut government

A college program in Ottawa is expanding in an effort to increase the number of Inuit working in Nunavut's public service.<p>Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an …

Canada

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Softball tournament in Baker

Baker Lake The community of Baker Lake is hoping to host a U-18 co-ed softball tournament on the August 10 weekend. Richard Aksawnee, recreation …

Northern Canada

Tourism in Nunavut underdeveloped

Cultural tourism continues to be a rising trend in the industry, and it’s a good time for Nunavummiut to get on board. “The trends are going, and …

Northern Canada

12 official trees of Canada’s provinces and territories

These iconic species of trees in Canada have long held historic and cultural significance in their respective provinces and territories. Each has …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Team England wins Rankin Inlet World Cup

England may have lost to Croatia at the World Cup in Russia last week but in Rankin Inlet’s first ever mens futsal tournament, it was the three lions …

Northern Canada

07-19: NEWS: Western Nunavut community to hold alcohol plebiscite

NEWS: Nunavut July 19, 2018 - 10:30 am<p>Western Nunavut community to hold alcohol plebiscite<p>Petition triggers vote on alcohol restrictions in …

Northern Canada

De Beers Canada to take over Chidliak diamond project

De Beers Canada says it plans to take over the company behind the Chidliak diamond mining project in Nunavut.<p>In a Thursday morning news release, the …

Northern Canada

07-20: NEWS: Inuit to help manage marine conservation area

NEWS: Nunavut July 20, 2018 - 7:50 am<p>Inuit to help manage marine conservation area<p>QIA gets $900K to run Guardian program in Lancaster Sound<p>NUNATSIAQ …

Marine Conservation

De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds

Peregrine Diamonds, with its advancing Chidliak diamond project 120 km from Iqaluit, is now property of global mining giant De Beers. News of the …

Northern Canada

Controversy over Nunavut land use plan continues

Federal, territorial and Inuit officials have applied pressure on the embattled Nunavut Planning Commission to rewrite the 2016 draft Nunavut-wide …

Northern Canada

De Beers makes rare acquisition, buys Canadian diamond mine in $81-million deal

De Beers has made a rare acquisition, buying a Canadian company, as the world’s biggest diamond producer seeks to replace closing mines in the …

Northern Canada

'It's all about empowering people'

Last week a group of a dozen women from Rankin Inlet gathered at a cabin by the ocean in the blistering heat to dry some fish. The scene would have …

Northern Canada

Rankin Inlet man convicted of sexually assaulting woman who couldn't consent

A man in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, is awaiting sentencing after a jury in the community found him guilty of sexual assault.<p>Lee Jordan Nauya is convicted …

Northern Canada

Moe, Ford join together to oppose federal carbon pricing at N.B. meeting

ST. ANDREWS, N.B. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his province will intervene in Saskatchewan’s court case against Ottawa’s carbon pricing …

Canada

Canada Has Lost Nearly Half Its Ice Shelves in the Last 16 Years

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Climate change and an increase in the global average temperature threaten communities around the world. The average</i> …

Global Warming

Greenland Update: New Evidence for Post Ice-Age Warmth

Last month, we summarized evidence for the long-term stability of Greenland’s ice cap, even in the face of dramatically warmed summer temperatures. …

Ice Age

How Indigenous Filmmakers Are Changing Contemporary Cinema

When the acclaimed Inuk film director Zacharias Kunuk attended his first Toronto International Film Festival reception seventeen years ago, he …

Indigenous Peoples

CBC North TV is off the air in most of Nunavut — here's why

Some people in Nunavut have not been able to watch CBC North television on cable for the past week.<p>It's due to a scheduled equipment upgrade that …

Aboriginal Canadians

07-18: NEWS: Boil water advisory issued for Igloolik

NEWS: Nunavut July 18, 2018 - 9:30 am<p>Boil water advisory issued for Igloolik<p>Cloudy tap water triggers precaution<p>NUNATSIAQ NEWS<p>Nunavut’s Department of …

Northern Canada

Many faces and tastes of the world

The Embrace Life Council embraced numerous cultures from around the world in Cambridge Bay on June 30. A Multicultural Day was held at the community …

Northern Canada

Canada's high Arctic glaciers at risk of disappearing completely, study finds

Hundreds of glaciers in Canada’s high Arctic are shrinking and many are at risk of disappearing completely, an unprecedented inventory of glaciers in the country’s northernmost island has revealed.<p>Using satellite imagery, researchers catalogued more than 1,700 glaciers in northern Ellesmere Island …

Global Warming

INTERVIEW: Nunavut singer inspired by #MeToo

Evidence that the #MeToo Movement has reached almost every corner of the globe can be found in Riit – aka Rita Claire Mike-Murphy, a recording artist …

Northern Canada

Warming Arctic transforming Canadian glaciers at alarming rate says study

Arctic glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate and show no signs of regeneration, says a recent study conducted in Canada.<p>The research looked at …

Global Warming

Emerging leaders graduate in Rankin Inlet

A cohort of government employees from across Nunavut left Rankin Inlet a little more qualified to take on the world earlier this month, as members of …

Northern Canada

07-17: NEWS: Iqaluit shack fire sparks discussions about housing the homeless

NEWS: Iqaluit July 17, 2018 - 3:10 pm<p>Iqaluit shack fire sparks discussions about housing the homeless<p>”We need more housing. More social housing. More …

Housing

2 arrested in Igloolik baseball bat assault

RCMP have arrested two people related to an assault using baseball bats in Igloolik, Nunavut, on Monday night.<p>Police were notified that three people …

Northern Canada

Combined airline promises improvements, but no guarantees

News of a proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North, the two dominant airlines serving Nunavut, has startled many Nunavummiut since word …

Northern Canada