Beth Brown


Beth Brown is a reporter with CBC Iqaluit. She has worked for several northern publications including Up Here magazine, Nunatsiaq News and Nunavut News North. She is a journalism graduate of Carleton University and the University of King's College. Contact her at

Latest from Beth Brown

Garbage in the water: How old landfills are harming Inuit communities' marine food chains

The landfill in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, is overfull, but the hamlet can’t open a new landfill until it can pay to decommission the old one, says hamlet Mayor Harry Towtongie. A new environmental report says bad dumps are a problem in all of Canada's Inuit regions.

Change to assisted dying law overlooks Nunavut's mental health crisis, say advocates

Nunavut wellness advocates say Canada’s changes to the medically assisted death program will impact Inuit, and Inuit voices need to be considered before amendments to Bill C-7 come into effect.  

Nunavut gets last doses needed to vaccinate 75% of adults

Nunavut now has enough doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate its promised 75 per cent of the adult population, according to territorial Health officials.

The bears are back: Nunavut sorts through 235 repatriated polar bear hides

This week, Nunavut's Environment Department is sorting through 235 repatriated polar bear hides that wouldn’t sell at auction in Ontario.

Limitless liquor orders a recipe for bootlegging, MLA says

Iqaluit-Manirajak's MLA says frequent large orders from the territory's own liquor warehouses are red flags for bootlegging.

Nunavut pumps up its fuel debt cap to keep gas prices low

Gas prices won’t have to spike next month, thanks to new legislation that will let the territory double the fuel debt it’s allowed to carry.

Nunavut court grants mining company injunction against blockade protesters

A Nunavut judge has granted Baffinland Iron Mines an injunction against a group of protesters who blockaded the Mary River mine airstrip and trucking road for a week in February. 

Over 200 Nunavut polar bear hides coming back home from Ontario

Over 200 polar bear hides are on their way home to Nunavut from an Ontario auction house where they have been stuck in storage, some for up to a decade.

'We're on top of it,' health minister says to critic of Nunavut vaccine rollout

Nunavut’s Health Minister Lorne Kusugak is defending his department’s plan for vaccination clinics in the territory, and specifically in the capital, Iqaluit.

Nunavut emerges from pandemic year in good financial shape, finance minister says

After projecting the territory's largest-ever deficit just four months ago, Finance Minister George Hickes says Nunavut is now emerging from the year-long pandemic in 'reasonably good shape' financially, thanks to federal relief funding for COVID-19.