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

North sees little mention in federal throne speech

In a promise to fight climate change, 'walk the road of reconciliation,' and to keep Canadians healthy, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette opened a new session of Parliament yesterday.

Label ringed seals a species of concern, wildlife advisers tell feds

Ringed seals in Nunavut are facing changes in their habitats because of climate change, a group of wildlife advisers say.

Nunavummiut urged to check social assistance payments after cyber strike

Paper vouchers were issued to some Nunavummiut after a ransomware attack crippled the government's computer system — but not everyone received the money they were owed.

Nunavut's chief coroner working to recruit a coroner for every community

Charlie Tautuaqjuk has been a coroner in Baker Lake for two years. He says it's a valuable job that helps provide answers and closure to families when a loved one dies. 

Baffinland cuts contracts, leaves 96 Inuit without work

More than 500 people have been laid off after Baffinland Iron Mines suspended work it scheduled to finish this year, one month earlier than it planned to before the holidays.

Bill 25 won't uphold Inuit language rights, Nunavut education board says

The Coalition of Nunavut District Education Authorities says there is 'huge inequality' between language groups in Nunavut's current education act.

Nunavut government to review housing allocation, rent scales

The Nunavut Housing Corporation has promised to review how it allocates housing construction in communities, and how it decides what rent will cost.

Nunavut environmental board rejects motion to suspend mine hearings

The Nunavut Impact Review Board says a financial document — meant for investors — isn’t relevant to ongoing public hearings for the Mary River Mine.

Housing minister calls for aid from Nunavut Inuit org.

Nunavut’s housing minister is calling on the territorial Inuit organization to aid the government’s “serious housing crisis.”

Nunavut health minister defends elder care plan, calls concerns 'premature'

Nunavut’s health minister told regular MLAs on Tuesday that their concerns over elder care builds in the territory are 'premature and presumptuous.' 

Kenny Bell is Iqaluit's new mayor as municipal elections held across Nunavut

As ballots were counted late Monday in municipal elections across Nunavut, the city of Iqaluit announced that Kenny Bell has been elected mayor of the territorial capital.

MLAs shocked at $80 million cost increase to Nunavut-Greenland fibre cable

The GN's plan to build boost internet in the Qikiqtaaluk region through an undersea fibre link between Nunavut and Greenland is going to cost $80 million dollars more than planned.

Nunavut MLAs delay approving housing corp's draft budget

Nunavut’s regular MLAs are not convinced that the Nunavut Housing Corporation is using reliable data to allocate construction of public housing units in the territory.

Nunavut's Health Department pushes home billets to curb overcrowding at boarding home

Nunavut’s health minister is encouraging medical travel patients to organize stays with family and friends to ease stress on Iqaluit's overcrowded boarding home, but one MLA says payment times for billets are lagging.

Online cannabis sales won't 'dent' Nunavut's illicit cannabis market, minister says

The Nunavut government says it can't undercut black market cannabis sales without a physical retail store.