TOPIC: NUNAVUT

Larga Baffin proposal creates community tension as need increases for Inuit health care

With the city's planning committee set to vote on the development, arguments over land-use planning will run headlong into concerns that some in the community don't value Inuit health care.

Nunavut MP calls for Indigenous languages on federal election ballots

Lori Idlout tabled a private member's bill to amend the Canada Elections Act and add Indigenous languages, including Inuktitut, to federal election ballots.

Majority of Nunavut MLAs support access to abortion

Women in Nunavut's remote communities need to travel to urban centres to access abortion services. Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada says this can be a barrier.

Canada and Iceland celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties with book exchange in Whitehorse

Canada and Iceland marked 75 years of diplomatic ties with book exchange and reading in Whitehorse.

Inuit artists gather for Alianait Festival in Iqaluit

The Alianait Arts Festival begins Thursday and runs through July 3 — four days packed full of concerts, workshops and exhibits showcasing Indigenous art and music.

Sports leaders top list of new Order of Canada appointees

Canadian sports icons including Stacey Allaster, Donovan Bailey and Angela James are among the 85 new appointees to the Order of Canada this year.

Federal government touts $3M for safety measures in Nunavut's long-term care facilities

Canada's Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Nunavut Health Minister John Main spoke about the funding Tuesday at Nunavut's Legislative Assembly. The dollars will go toward reducing the risk of viral transmission in long-term care facilities.

Hockey player from Coral Harbour, Nunavut, gets signed to U.S. team

A young hockey player from Coral Harbour, Nunavut, has been signed to play for a team in the United States. Twenty-four year-old Daniel McKitrick will be playing for the Mississippi Sea Wolves.
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'An island of normal life': Canadian volunteers teach virtual lessons to displaced Ukrainian kids

With millions of children displaced since Russia's invasion, educators are working to help kids continue their schooling. More than 60 volunteers from Canada have signed up to teach students ranging from six to 15 years old.

Slash/Back shows how Indigenous creators get things done despite 'unlimited barriers'

Slash/Back is among a wave of new Indigenous-led projects that have made their way to the screen in the last few years. Like many others, the creators behind the camera have had to work hard to ensure they are building bridges for young Indigenous creators to make their way into the industry.

Ottawa to fund travel for residential school survivors who want to see Pope Francis

The federal government is expected to soon announce funding for residential school survivors who want to attend the papal visit in-person or by holding their own community events, according to a senior government source.

Iqaluit city council to decide on new source for drinking water

Iqaluit city council met Thursday to learn about options for a new source of drinking water. Council will vote in August. The city will then need to apply for a new water license with the Nunavut Water Board, a process expected to take at least a year.

Operation plan coming for Iqaluit deep sea port, but it's not opening this season

The construction of Iqaluit’s new deep-sea port is set to be done by late August, but operation plans for the port remain up in the air. Economic Development and Transportation Minister David Akeeagok says a plan is coming soon.

NORAD upgrades a 'good move' for northern security, says Nunavut MP

Nunavut's MP is applauding the federal government's plan to spend $4.9 billion over the next six years to modernize continental defence. And Lori Idlout says northerners should have some say in how the money is spent.

Iqaluit city councillor, charged with aggravated assault, resigns

Documents filed with the Nunavut Court of Justice show Joanasie Akumalik faces a charge of assaulting someone on June 10. Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell confirmed Wednesday that Akumalik has resigned from council.

Sabina moves closer to kick-starting western Nunavut gold mine

Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.'s Goose gold mine could enter production as soon as 2025, says company vice-president Nicole Hoeller.

Inuit representation in Nunavut public service stalls at 50%

The latest report on Nunavut's public service shows that the territorial government is still far from meeting its goal of having a predominantly Inuit workforce. 

Police release pictures of woman whose body was found in Calgary alley

Police have released pictures of a woman whose body was found earlier this year in a waste container in southeast Calgary as they try to find out how she came to be there.

Pond Inlet man sentenced to life in prison for killing aunt

Tommy Mucpa's defence lawyer had argued he should be found guilty of manslaughter instead of murder because of a combination of mental illness and intoxication.

Cambridge Bay plans $100 tax per passenger for cruise ships this season

The $100 charge is "based on the costs of the entertainment that the municipality supplies to the visiting passengers," says Angela Gerbrandt, the community's economic development officer.

Contract awarded for Clyde River craft harbour, expected to be completed by 2026

A new, small craft harbour promised to Clyde River, Nunavut, from the federal government may come to fruition in the next few years. A construction contract worth $37 million has been awarded.

Cause of 2 cars found ablaze in Iqaluit under investigation

The vehicles were abandoned but fire fighters were able to control the blaze before it moved to a neighbouring third vehicle, says Iqaluit acting fire chief. 

Guelph, Ont., grad student's work helps Indigenous students feel welcome on campus

Daniella Nowosad says she didn't always feel welcome when she started studying science in her undergrad in Manitoba. Now a University of Guelph grad student, she's helped create an Indigenous undergraduate orientation package to welcome new students.

Women in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, learn to build cabins for the community

Eight students are learning how to use power tools, frame and build a 12-foot-by-eight-foot cabin. Their plan is to donate it back to the community.

Ayalik Fund gears up for new season of Inuit youth trips after pause due to pandemic

This year, 45 youth from 14 Nunavut communities will sail, hike or canoe in various locations across the country. Each of the trips is about two weeks long, where young people between 14 and 17 years old will "face physical and emotional challenges," the organization says.

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