Nick Murray

Nick Murray is a CBC reporter, based in Iqaluit since 2015. He got his start with CBC in Fredericton after graduating from St. Thomas University's journalism program. He's also worked two Olympic Games as a senior writer with CBC Sports. You can follow Nick on Twitter at @NickMurray91.

Latest from Nick Murray

City revamps Iqaluit's land bylaw to help Inuit secure lots

The City of Iqaluit has returned from the drawing board with a new proposal on how to divvy land lots around Nunavut's capital, while still giving preference to Inuit.

'I will be a little bit more at peace': Inuit leader reflects on report of CFL team changing name

Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, says if the reports are true that Edmonton's CFL team will have a new name, Inuit can move on to tackling other issues without this 'distraction.'

Nunavut premier defends trip to retrieve personal plane, isolating at cabin rather than hotel

Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq is defending a trip to Winnipeg earlier this month to retrieve his personal float plane, in which he was allowed to forego the two-week isolation measures in one of the southern hubs.

Northern Lights Conference cost Nunavut $217K this year — less than half of 2018's total

The total bill to attend this year's Northern Lights Conference and Trade Show in Ottawa came in at just more than $217,000 to send 34 people.

Ski-Doo maker awarded nearly $3M in damages over Arctic Cat patent infringement

Bombardier Recreational Products, the maker of Ski-Doo brand snowmobiles, has been awarded $2.8 million in damages by a Federal Court judge after suing rival Arctic Cat over a patent infringement.

RCMP in Iqaluit say public no longer in danger after armed standoff ends peacefully

RCMP say there is no longer any danger to the public following a Monday morning standoff that ended peacefully in Iqaluit.

Nunavut Court of Appeal overturns 2 sentences that rejected mandatory gun offence guidelines

Nunavut Court of Appeal has overturned a pair of sentences, in which judges in both cases said Canada’s mandatory four-year minimum for firearms offences was unconstitutional.

Northern hotels plead with Ottawa for financial help during pandemic

Hotels in Canada’s North are pleading with the federal government for financial help amid a sharp hit to business from the COVID-19 pandemic, CBC News has learned.

Nunavut senator calls for Red Chamber to resume

Nunavut Sen. Dennis Patterson is calling on the Senate Speaker to resume sittings of the Red Chamber, citing an inability to adequately represent the territory in the current parliamentary structure.

Rain shouldn't impact Nunavut's data network as badly this summer, officials say

Key upgrades to the Tamarmik Nunaliit project, which uses Ka-Band satellite technology to bring unprecedented data speeds and capacity across Nunavut, should mean the network won’t go offline as often as last summer.

Nunavut hunters mostly unaffected by gun ban, as leaders criticize timing

Nunavut hunters say the majority of them shouldn’t be affected by the federal government’s recent firearm ban. Meanwhile, its politicians are criticizing the federal government's lack of consultation and timing.

Nunavut Court of Appeal deals another twist in lawsuit for Ed Horne victims

The Nunavut Court of Appeal has overturned a key ruling in the lawsuit of a group of Ed Horne victims against their former lawyers.

Nunavut arts and crafts industry enduring ... for now

Nunavut’s Inuit art scene is still in decent shape in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But those who help bring the artwork to market in the $33 million industry warn the bubble may soon burst.

All Nunavut schools and daycares to close for three weeks

All schools in Nunavut are going to close for three weeks, starting Tuesday. On a recommendation from Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, the closures are to limit any potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Iqaluit school closures divided amid COVID-19 concerns

Iqaluit's only Francophone school and Nanook school in Apex, will close Monday and Tuesday, during which time the district education authorities are seeking a meeting with Nunavut education officials and the territory's chief public health officer.

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