Emma Tranter


Emma Tranter is a reporter with CBC North in Iqaluit, where she’s worked in journalism since early 2019. Emma previously reported in Iqaluit for The Canadian Press and Nunatsiaq News.

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Amid pushback, Agnico Eagle says it will work with Inuit on Meliadine wind farm site

Facing criticism and opposition from groups around the table at a Nunavut Impact Review Board hearing last week, Agnico Eagle Mines says it wants more time to work with the Kivalliq Inuit Association to find a suitable location for its proposed wind farm.

Nunavut communities look to future as Meliadine mine extension hearings wrap up

After almost a week of technical meetings, it was the communities' turn to speak at a final public hearing that could determine the future of Nunavut's Meliadine gold mine, and therefore the entire region.

Caribou concerns dominate hearing on Nunavut mine extension

The first few days of a final public hearing in Rankin Inlet on Agnico Eagle's proposal to build wind turbines and extend the life of its Meliadine gold mine heard worries about how caribou would respond to a wind farm.

Final hearing on future of Meliadine gold mine begins in Rankin Inlet 

The Nunavut Impact Review Board's final public hearing on the proposed extension of Agnico Eagle's Meliadine gold mine near Rankin Inlet starts today in the community, with organizations and representatives from across the territory taking part.

Canadian North to resume service to Yellowknife this weekend

The evacuation of Yellowknife over wildfire burning in the territory meant western Nunavut's only airline cut flights drastically. Canadian North flights operating in the Kitikmeot region typically fly through Yellowknife before before making other stops.

Driving bans for those convicted of impaired driving violate Inuit rights, lawyers say

A Nunavut case is looking to change the way that mandatory minimum driving prohibitions work in the territory. Defence lawyers argue that driving bans prevent Inuit hunters from going on the land, violating their Charter rights and rights under the Nunavut Agreement.

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, residents petition to close beer and wine store

A group of Rankin Inlet residents say they want to see the community's beer and wine store shut down over concerns about an increased availability of alcohol in the community and what that means for people struggling with addictions.

Igloolik man sentenced in killing of 17-year-old girlfriend

A man who stabbed his 17-year-old girlfriend in Igloolik, Nunavut, in 2018 will be sent to a correctional facility in southern Canada after he was found guilty of second-degree murder earlier this year.

Alberta researcher and expert in Arctic climate dies while conducting field work in Nunavut

University of Alberta researcher Maya Bhatia, who specialized in the study of Arctic climate issues, died while doing field work in the Nunavut hamlet of Grise Fiord.

Nunavut medical patients flown out of Yellowknife

The Government of Nunavut says all Nunavut residents who were in Yellowknife and under the government's care are safe after many were sent to Edmonton on a charter plane Wednesday night.