Canada Now | Northbeat | Feb.12
For many people in Nunavut, housing remains a desperate issue. The territory has the worst housing shortage in the country, and it's affecting the social and physical well-being of its citizens. But in some communities, there's up to a 10-year wait for people who want their own homes.
The need for new housing is one of the most volatile issues in the territorial election.
Reporter Rebbecca Zandbergen has the radio story from Iqaluit. Hear
the story in English
Canada Now/Northbeat's Odile Nelson reports on housing issues in Arviat.
video in English
Lee Selleck | CBC Online News | Feb.10
is the hardest place to make a living in Canada. Jobs are scarce across
the territory, and the cost of living is high. That means people face
very tough times...and for many, a life on welfare. As Nunavut goes into
its second territorial election, building an economy is one of the government's
Reporter Lee Selleck gives us a snapshot of Nunavut's economy today.
Listen to the audio in English
Listen to the audio in Inuktitut
The Inuit Way
Vinnie Karetak | CBC Online News | Jan. 30
been five years since the creation of Canada's newest territory. One
of the biggest changes that Inuit expected was that the Nunavut government
would work a different way - an Inuit way. But has that really happened?
Vinnie Karetak visted the community of Igloolik, a place renowned
for its ties to Inuit culture and values.
Listen to the audio
The First Five Years
Jennifer Tilden | CBC Online News | Jan. 30
Feb. 16. Nunavummuit will go to the
polls to elect a new government.
Of the 82 candidates who have thrown their hats into the ring, 19 will be elected to sit in Nunavut's second Legislative Assembly.
They will face many challenges, but none as daunting as those faced
by the MLAs elected to the first Nunavut government
Here's a look back at what's been done and what's left to do after five years of self government. Prepared by Jennifer Tilden.
In Their Own Words
John Boivin | CBC Online News | Jan. 28
Radio Nunavut has given each of the candidates in the election the
opportunity to make a short statement about why they are running for
the territorial assembly. Full
John Boivin | CBC Online News | Jan. 26
do you tell if a certain candidate has the right ideas to represent
your community? You might want to ask them some of the following questions
as they pertain to your community. Full
CBC Archives: On the Nunavut Campaign Trail
CBC Archives | Jan. 22
people went to the polls in 1999, they did it on their own terms,
electing a consensus government and making special provisions for
voting in a vast territory. They were looking for candidates to tackle
the region's toughest obstacles: poor access to health care and high
suicide and unemployment rates. Full
The Public Life in Nunavut
Jack Anawak | CBC Online News | Jan. 21
outgoing MLA for Rankin Inlet North, Jack Anawak is leaving Nunavut
politics to become the new Canadian Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs.
Here he offers his thoughts on what makes campaigning in Nunavut unique,
and some advice to would-be candidates. Full
Nunavut Budget: Facing Tough Decisions
John Boivin | CBC Online News | Jan. 20
Kelvin Ng had to find proper footwear for his budget speech, something that reflected the serious message he had to give his fellow MLAs. That money was going to get tight, so it was time to be frugal and sensible.
So when the finance minister stood up in Nunavut's house last March,
he wore his old kamiik. Full