Meral Jamal

CBC News Intern

Meral Jamal is a bachelor of journalism graduate from Carleton University and an intern with CBC North.

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Iqaluit food centre launches new program to bring wild food to those who need it

The foods are sourced from local hunters in communities across Nunavut such as Clyde River, Naujaat and Pond Inlet who regularly provide country food in their own communities as well.

Refugee resettlement in the North: Yukon group looks to sponsor 1st family since pandemic began

Though COVID-19 and the remoteness of the North may be a challenge, private sponsorship groups in the territories may be well equipped to support refugee resettlement.

Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board seeks to more than double its funding

As climate change creates more challenges for caribou management, the board wants the governments of Nunavut, N.W.T., Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Canada to increase their annual contributions.

Community members ask Cambridge Bay council to explain appointment of new mayor

Angulalik Pedersen was appointed Cambridge Bay’s new mayor on Nov. 4, following former mayor Pamela Gross’ election as a member of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly in the territorial election on Oct. 25.

International student enrolment at Yukon University bouncing back from COVID-19

While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide.

Nunavut mother excited to be part of TikTok's Indigenous accelerator program

The program is also an important source of support for Inuit and other Indigenous content creators because they’re sharing their culture and traditions with the rest of the world, says Inuit content creator.

Canadian Armed Forces now providing potable water to residents of Iqaluit

The Canadian Armed Forces is now providing potable water in Iqaluit, just as freeze-up is making it more difficult for city water trucks to draw from the nearby river.

Iqaluit food centre sees higher demand for meals amidst water emergency

Rachel Blais, the director of the Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre, said the organization saw a record number of residents accessing its daily meals in the first few weeks of the city's tap water crisis.

Nunavut's minority communities share their concerns ahead of territorial election

In a territory where 85 per cent of the population is Inuit, the demography is quickly changing, with residents from diverse communities also casting a ballot on Oct. 25. 

'They're very isolated': Former minister launches petition urging Nunavut gov't to improve elder care

A former cabinet minister from Nunavut, Manitok Thompson, and some of her friends, have started a petition calling on the government of Nunavut to build an elder home in every community and improve existing ones.