Topic: nunavut

Nunavut teacher who sexually assaulted students sentenced to 14 years in prison

Former Nunavut teacher Johnny Meeko has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for sexually abusing students in Sanikiluaq.

Overworked and burnt-out: Social worker testifies why she quit at inquest into Iqaluit baby's death

The former supervisor for child services testified social workers in the Department of Family Services were experiencing burnout at the time of four-month-old Amelia Keyookta’s death in 2015.
Opinion

Canadians must hold government accountable in Nunavut's tuberculosis outbreak

Dr. Sarah Giles, a freelance journalist and family physician, says Canadians and the media need to pay more attention to the tuberculosis outbreak in Nunavut.

Inuit organization may prohibit Inuk prospector from making money off gold discovery

The Kivalliq Inuit Association will have its decision to put a moratorium on all new resource exploration on its lands questioned next week at its board meeting in Baker Lake, Nunavut.

Inquest begins into death of Iqaluit baby in protective care

A coroner's inquest into the death of four-month-old Amelia Keyookta began Monday with emotional testimony from her parents and the social worker assigned to her case.

Iqaluit RCMP warn of unsafe conditions at floe edge after hunter falls through

RCMP in Iqaluit are warning hunters of unsafe ice conditions near Pink Lady Island.
WATCH

CBC Northbeat April 19, 2018

CBC Northbeat brings you the latest news and weather from Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Northern Quebec.

Nunavut drum dance festival needs boost in funding and exposure, volunteer says

This year, 40 participants showed up for the week-long festival, which runs until Friday in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

There's a map for that: ski club releases guide to Iqaluit-area trails

Iqaluit’s Aniirajak ski club has published a trail map, which is now available at the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre.

Nunavut businessman ordered to pay more than $1M for historical sexual assaults

A prominent Nunavut businessman has been found liable in civil court for multiple historical sexual assaults, and ordered to pay more than $1 million to the plaintiffs.

6 Nunavut schools are uninsurable because of past arsons

Six schools in Nunavut are uninsurable because of the territory's sky-high insurance deductible, thanks to a pair of school arsons over the past few years.

Bail revoked for former Nunavut teacher convicted of 27 sex-related offences

The decision came after Justice Neil Sharkey heard the sentencing arguments for Johnny Meeko at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Friday.

Grays Bay project dealt huge blow as federal funding denied

Nunavut's Economic Development and Transportation Minister Joe Savikataaq said the government didn't get a reason why the funding was denied, other than it didn't fit the scope of the parameters of the funding pool.

Nunavut sees tobacco sales decline one year after new tax

A new tobacco tax introduced in Nunavut last year appears to have paid immediate dividends, as the government of Nunavut says that sales are down across the territory.

Deadly Force: Family left wondering how young son died after fatal 2017 encounter with Nunavut RCMP

Kunuk Qamaniq, 20, from Pond Inlet, Nunavut, was most comfortable when he was outdoors. He was a hunter, who camped on the land to harvest seal, caribou and narwhal.