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

Nunavut mine shipping ore must consider narwhal health, say hunters and trappers, feds

When the last ship leaves Milne Inlet port near Pond Inlet, Nunavut, is up for debate at technical hearings for an expansion at Baffinland's Mary River Mine.

Environmental study on Nunavut mine undervalues Inuit knowledge, hunters say

Communities close to Mary River Mine say impacts on the environment that Baffinland calls insignificant are exactly the opposite for Inuit.

Igloolik leaders say Inuit face barriers in Nunavut mine environmental review

A day and a half into meetings on a proposed expansion at Mary River Mine in Nunavut, community participants say they face barriers that limit the full participation of Inuit.

Marine life, mineral disputes remain as Nunavut mine hearings resume

Ten months after an abrupt adjournment, the Nunavut Impact Review Board is reconvening its meetings to assess an expansion at the Mary River mine in the northern Qikiqtaaluk region. 

Ventilators to testing: Here's a look at Iqaluit's hospital during the pandemic

CBC News visited the Qikiqtani General Hospital to see its new COVID-19 testing process and learn how staff are taking precautions with personal protective equipment.

Nunavut government union slams rule that staff burn holidays in quarantine

The Nunavut Employees Union is criticizing the government of Nunavut for mandating that public servants use their annual leave to quarantine for two weeks before returning to Nunavut.

Mary River agreement between QIA and Baffinland leaves mayors, hunters uneasy

Hamlet mayors and hunters associations in the five communities closest to the Mary River Mine are unhappy with an agreement signed in June between Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

Where's the faster internet? Nunavut senator blasts Northwestel for holding near monopoly

Nunavut's senator Dennis Patterson is criticizing Northwestel for not sharing its broadband network with the $50 million in federal funding given to the company three years ago. But Northwestel says the network is open-access.

Green energy retrofits coming to public buildings in Nunavut

To help respond to climate change, the federal and territorial governments are putting nearly $27 million into retrofitting public buildings in the South Baffin region with energy efficient technologies.

City of Iqaluit clears abandoned cars, shacks from Apex shoreline

A collection of unused shacks and derelict vehicles found on the shore in Apex are being removed by the City of Iqaluit one week after a man died in a shack fire on the beach in the city. 

Canada waives annual mineral lease fees on Crown land in Nunavut

In a measure to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nunavut, the federal government is waiving payments for mineral leases on Crown land.

Nunavut greenhouse could teach scientists how to grow food in outer space

The Canadian Space Agency says growing food in the North is similar to growing food in space. It's training people in Gjoa Haven to help research food production in harsh environments.

'It was a proud moment': Sanirajak celebrates successful bowhead hunt

A crew of 24 hunters caught a male bowhead whale just 15 kilometres from their Nunavut community. It will feed community members in Sanirajak for a year.

This Nunavut interpreter is keeping Inuktut speakers safe through COVID-19

Nunavummiut have gotten used to hearing from their health minister and chief public health officer. But there’s one other face, and voice, many residents are relying on for the information they need to stay safe. 

Police investigate 'suspicious' death of Iqaluit sled dog

Nunavut RCMP are investigating after a sled dog was found dead at the beach in Iqaluit Friday morning. This story contains details that may be disturbing to some readers.