Topic: nunavut

Iqaluit can pump water from Apex River for 7 years: review board

The City of Iqaluit wants to extract as much as 500 million litres of water from the Apex River to Lake Geraldine between the months of July and October until 2026.

Nunavut man says heavy burden lifted after determining location of mother's grave

A federal database helping connect Inuit with family members lost under federal tuberculosis policies in the mid-20th century has helped Jack Anawak, a well-known former Nunavut politician, determine where his mother is buried.

Notley is 7th female Canadian premier turfed from office in 6 years

The gradual disappearance of women from the ranks of Canada's premiers raises questions about society's willingness to embrace true equality, former female leaders and political pundits said Wednesday.

Man charged after shots fired in Taloyoak

A 21-year-old man has been charged after an incident with a firearm in Taloyoak, Nunavut.

Inuit Heritage Trust and Parks Canada ink deal on fate of Franklin artifacts

Parks Canada and the Inuit Heritage Trust have come to an agreement on how the artifacts from the ill-fated Franklin expedition will be preserved and studied.
Profile

Meet Michael Inuarak, the youngest musher in the Nunavut Quest

For the past few weeks, 22-year-old Inuarak has been preparing for the Nunavut Quest — a grueling, week-long traditional dog sled race where competitors traverse the unforgiving sea ice and tundra.

Man charged after alleged kidnapping in Iqaluit

A 23-year-old man has been charged after allegedly kidnapping another man in Iqaluit.

950,000 litres of Iqaluit's raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day

Blockage at the city's main lift station has forced sewage to overflow into the bay, so it doesn't back into people's homes.

Nunavut musician and children's TV host Riit recognized for her work

The Youth media Alliance is recognizing Nunavut's Rita Claire Mike-Murphy, also known as Riit, for her work hosting an Inuktitut and English-language children's TV show.

'It's very serious': Relying on short-term doctors may harm health care in Nunavut

Authors of the report say relying on short-term doctors and nurses results in discontinuous care for Nunavummiut.

Iqaluit parents vote to keep O Canada in schools

Out of the 279 parents who responded to the Iqaluit District Education Authority survey, 210 voted to keep the national anthem in schools.

Legalization pushed up price of pot by 17%, StatsCan says

The legalization of marijuana in Canada has caused the price of the drug overall to increase by about 17 per cent, but people who are buying it legally are paying about 57 per cent more than black market buyers.

Iqaluit damp shelter staying open for 3 more months

It started as a three-month pilot project in January as part of an initiative from Nunavut's Department of Family Services and has since seen about 170 different people accessing the shelter. 
Analysis

As Nunavut turns 20, where is it on Inuit hiring goals?

Article 23 was meant to ensure all three levels of government in Nunavut have a workforce reflective of the population of Inuit. Almost 26 years after the Nunavut Agreement was signed, Inuit are still underrepresented.

Polar bears in North are getting into more garbage

The N.W.T. Department of Natural Resources says will now track the contents of bear stomachs after reports of growing amounts of plastic.

Family in shock after son charged with killing mother

Abigail Ootoova's family and a former partner described the Inuk artist's relationship with her son Jed as loving, but tumultuous.

Nunavut artist's work unveiled on Parliament Hill

Igloolik sculptor Bart Hanna's carving was commissioned as part of the Canada 150 celebrations, and unveiled in Ottawa on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of Nunavut as a territory.

Thin ice and deep slush making for unsafe conditions in Iqaluit, warn hunters

Popular hunting spots, such as Frobisher's Farthest, Pink Lady Island and Ward Inlet should be avoided, says the chair of the Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association.

2 charged with murder after 21-year-old found dead in Pond Inlet

A man and woman have been charged with second-degree murder after a 21-year-old was found dead in a Pond Inlet, Nunavut, home.

Tlicho, N.W.T. gov'ts propose stricter limits for Bluenose East harvest

A joint management proposal from the Tlicho and N.W.T. governments suggests cutting the harvest limit from 750 to 300 animals.

Future Arctic won't look like the Arctic we know now, says report

Indicators of Arctic climate change all point toward one thing: the Arctic is moving into a period of unprecedented change that could remake our image of it.
Photos

Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of March 11, 18, 25, April 1

Spring has sprung, and with it comes warmer temperatures, gorgeous vistas and wildlife returning back North.

100 km on snowshoes: Harrowing Arctic journey bonds military and civilian women

An air flight specialist and a navy lieutenant take a walk through an northern mountain pass.

Cambridge Bay teen wrestler wins silver at national competition

With dedication, discipline and help from his coach and teammates, Eekeeluak Avalak has won a silver medal in wrestling at the Canadian wrestling championships.

Nunavut children wear 'big smiles' after learning about Dene hand games

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT has travelled to Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay, Nunavut, for the first time to teach Inuit about Dene games and traditions.

Award winning song marks change of theme for Iqaluit rapper

Iqaluit rapper Thomas Lambe after taking home the award for best original song at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto earlier this week.

National Inuit housing strategy calls for local training to help solve 'national crisis'

The Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee has released its strategy for addressing a chronic shortage of housing for Inuit, saying consistent funding and creating local capacity to build homes are keys in finding a sustainable solution.

Pangnirtung anglers look for ways to grow thriving turbot industry

On a good day, with lots of fish, without tangles or sharks on the line, a fisherman can make up to $1,000.

Baffinland signs MOU with gov't, air contract with Arctic Co-op

Two agreements signed by Baffinland Iron Mines are aiming to return benefits from its Arctic mine to local Inuit, the company announced Tuesday. 

Nunavut's Mars training ground now available on Google Street View

Google went to Devon Island, Nunavut, with Mars Institute researchers to help bring attention to the work NASA is doing there.

'ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᓐᓇᐃᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᓯᐊᕚᓘᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᑦ': ᐅᖃᖅᑎ ᔫ ᐃᓄᒃ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᖅ 61-ᓂᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᕐᓱᓂ

ᔫ ᐃᓄᒃ, ᐊᑯᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓱᓂᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᖅ. ᐅᑭᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 61-ᓂᑦ.

New report gives thumbs up to Indigenous employment in Nunavut mines

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says employers looking to hire — and keep — northern Indigenous employees could learn from Canadian gold mining company, Agnico Eagle.

'We've done good': Nunavummiut see progress, more work as territory turns 20

On April 1, 1999 Nunavut officially became a territory. For many, April 1 is a day to celebrate and recognize what it took to create Canada's third territory. For others, it's a chance to look ahead at what is yet to come — including self-government.
Video

Watch The National from the day Nunavut officially became a territory

On Nunavut's 20th birthday, take a look at the celebrations and ceremony on April 1, 1999, when it formally became Canada's third territory.

Nunavut turns 20: Reflections on the capital's close ties with the North

Cecile Lyall, Radha Jetty, and Maggie Qillaq all live in Ottawa — and all have their own unique relationship with Canada's youngest territory.

'Nunavut has lost a great MLA': Speaker Joe Enook dead at 61

Joe Enook, a longtime Nunavut public servant and the Speaker of the territory's Legislative Assembly, has died. He was 61.

Sask. musician teaches violin to schoolchildren in remote Nunavut communities

Kim de Laforest is bringing the joy of music to some of Canada's most remote communities.
Point of View

'A horrendous month': Is September the wrong time to commemorate residential schools?

Three former residential school students share their thoughts on the proposed holiday and how it should be celebrated.

From North of 60 to the 6ix: Nunavut kids take part in hockey exchange

Sixteen young players from Pond Inlet joined 16 players from Toronto for eight days of sightseeing and stick handling.

Nunavut report recommends changes to MLA's benefits, pensions

An independent commission has released a final report to Nunavut's Legislative Assembly, making 14 recommendations on shaking up MLA's salaries, benefits and pensions.
MARKETPLACE

Why millions of dollars in federal grocery subsidies haven't lessened food insecurity in the North

Some Iqaluit residents go to creative lengths to avoid buying food at the grocery store — where a 24-pack of bottled water can cost $29.99. Marketplace explores why people in the North still pay so much more despite the fact the grocery industry there receives millions in federal subsidies.

Iqaluit cab companies want to raise fares by $1

Currently people in Iqaluit pay a $7 flat rate per person to take a taxi anywhere in the city — cab companies want to see that go up to $8.

Southern Alberta Indigenous youth learn from northern peers in new exchange program

A cross-cultural student exchange program is giving some southern Alberta Indigenous youth a taste of other cultures.

Survey asks parents: Should O Canada be sung in Iqaluit schools?

The Iqaluit District Education Authority has sent a survey to parents, asking if they want the national anthem to be sung every morning at its schools, on special occasions only, or not at all.

Ground search for missing teen called off, now a recovery mission: Iqaluit RCMP

Ambar Roy has been missing in the Nunavut capital for nearly two weeks. RCMP say they believe the 18-year-old 'succumbed to the elements.'

Nunavut Housing Corp. to build fewer homes this year

New numbers from the Nunavut Housing Corporation show that fewer homes are being built this year, while thousands of people in the territory are on waiting lists for public housing.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation may be Canada's next new statutory holiday

If everything goes as planned, MP Georgina Jolibois says Canadians may celebrate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation later this year.

Nunavut family suing RCMP for killing their son

Kunuk Qamaniq, 20, was shot and killed by an RCMP officer in March 2017. His family says the RCMP's failure to invest in recruiting Inuktitut-speaking officers is partly to blame.

Inuit class-action lawsuit to allege racism in Canada's health-care system

Cooper Regel lawyers are asking for stories of discrimination experienced by Inuit in the health-care system inside or outside Nunavut.

'It would be a miracle' if missing teenager is alive, say Nunavut RCMP

Ambar Roy, 18, has not been seen since a sighting on March 13 in Iqaluit. RCMP say they found footprints leading out of the city and there's 'faint hope' that he is still alive.

Danielle Moore's family visits Ethiopia, begins memorial fund in her name

Danielle Moore’s family is visiting the plane crash site in Ethiopia where she was killed in search of closure, and hope the memorial fund they’ve created in her name allows her important work in the world to continue.

Alberta man takes emotional 1,200-km bike ride for son who died in Mackenzie River

When Laval St. Germain decided to ride his bicycle from Yellowknife to Norman Wells to donate money to a local search and rescue, he knew it would bring up emotional memories of the endurance bike rides he used to take with his son Richard.

'Heartbeat of the drum' ties cultures together at Cambridge Bay festival

Drumming and dance groups from beyond the North participated in a cultural event in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, this week.

Search for Ambar Roy on hold due to weather, scheduled to continue Sunday

The search continues for 18-year-old Ambar Roy, an Ontario university student who was reported missing while visiting his parents in the Nunavut capital more than a week ago.

Reading with your kids could earn Nunavut parents a set of plane tickets

Inuglak School in Whale Cove, Nunavut, is putting a push on reading and seeing big strides in students' reading levels.

Free vaccines offered in Chesterfield Inlet as hep A outbreak continues

The community health clinic started this week and is set to run from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday and will continue until further notice. 

Public search to be held in Iqaluit for missing man Ambar Roy

RCMP and emergency officials in Iqaluit will hold a public search on Wednesday for Ambar Roy, an Ontario university student who was reported missing while visiting his parents in the Nunavut capital last week.

Liberals 2019 federal budget promises $700M for Canada's North over next decade

The federal government has promised to spend $700 million over the next 10 years for Canada’s North, with money coming for post-secondary education in the North, new infrastructure and Arctic research.

'Rubber boots season' as historical high temperatures hit the territories

Unseasonably high temperatures are breaking records, some in an extreme way, in the territories on Tuesday.

Nunavut court overturns decision for mom who punched daughter

A mother won’t have a criminal record for repeatedly punching her daughter after the Nunavut Court of Justice overturned a decision by a community justice of the peace in Rankin Inlet. 

'You are my heartbeat': Iqaluit parents search for son who missed his flight

The parents of Ambar Roy, an 18-year-old Ontario university student who was visiting Iqaluit, have been searching the city for him since he missed his flight out last week.

Charges stayed against Nunavut Ranger who shot caribou, didn't know about hunting ban

A Canadian Ranger from Igloolik, Nunavut, won't face any penalties for illegally harvesting a caribou in 2015 when he didn't know there was a ban in place.

Check out the CBC North stories nominated for RTDNA awards

CBC North has been nominated for several Radio Television Digital News Association nominations in diversity, breaking news, sports, radio and television for coverage in 2018.

New program to tackle child sexual abuse in Nunavut

Our Children, Our Responsibility is a workshop to educate adults on what to do if a child discloses sexual abuse, how to recognize the signs, and how to prevent abuse.

Worker at Whitehorse mosque overwhelmed by northerners response to New Zealand attacks

'We need to get together in this difficult time, we need to show solidarity among each other,' said Sami Kadri at Whitehorse's mosque.
Second Opinion

Canada's fight with Big Tobacco is back on

Faced with the renewed threat of a multi-billion dollar payout, two of Canada's three largest cigarette companies immediately applied for creditor protection. Meanwhile, the court activity has created a huge cache of company documents that tells a uniquely Canadian version of the tobacco saga.

'Four corners' digital artwork wins place on Nunavut phone book

Dayle Kubluitok, who's from Rankin Inlet, drew the winning artwork on her phone. It will be the cover of Nunavut’s phone book for 2019-2020.
Q&A

What you need to know about the Indian Day School settlement

After the federal government's announcement about a settlement in the case, CBC spoke to lawyer Bob Winogron about who's eligible, how they apply, and how long it will take.
In Depth

'Slap in the face': Nunavut government cuts funding to Inuit college

Inuit leaders are slamming the Nunavut government for its decision to pull funding from Canada's first and oldest Inuit post-secondary school, Nunavut Sivuniksavut.

Nunavut needs Inuktitut speaker at all hours for emergency calls: MLAs

Nunavut’s justice minister says she has told the RCMP that it needs to have a bilingual person on hand at all hours to take emergency calls.

Iqaluit parents upset schools weren't closed during last week's blizzard

The city and services shut down during Thursday's blizzard, but schools weren't closed. The school board apologized for the decision, saying 'we are very lucky that there was no fatalities.'

If Dene want an apology for tuberculosis treatment, they might have to ask for it

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to Inuit last week, Sonny MacDonald wants the government to acknowledge the mistreatment and disappearance of hundreds of Dene and Métis of the Northwest Territories at TB hospitals.

Meet the Inuk RCMP officer protecting Justin Trudeau

Const. George Henrie visited his home territory, Nunavut, as part of his job protecting the prime minister last week, when Justin Trudeau was in Iqaluit to apologize to Inuit for past government policies surrounding tuberculosis. 

Here's everything you need to know about today's wireless spectrum auction — and why you should care

A dozen Canadian companies will bid on Tuesday for a slice of newly released wireless spectrum. While the new spectrum has the potential to make internet-connected devices such as cellphones work better, don't expect faster and cheaper cellphones any time soon.
Photos

Your North: Best reader photos for the 1st week of March

March is here and with it comes sunnier days, warmer weather and beautiful aurora displays in the sky.

Manitoba's clocks spring forward Sunday morning, but daylight debate continues

Get ready to save up your daylight, Manitoba. Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday, March 10, as daylight saving time begins.

Inuk artist creates sculpture out of Northmart and Northern Store receipts

Inuk artist from Iqaluit saved grocery receipts for five years to create a sculpture to bring light on issues of northern food insecurity.

Man who threatened woman with violence in Iqaluit has been caught: RCMP

Nunavut RCMP say they have apprehended a man who allegedly threatened a woman at a federal government building in Iqaluit. The man was found in an Iqaluit hotel room on Friday evening.

Trudeau apologizes for 'colonial,' 'purposeful' mistreatment of Inuit with tuberculosis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Friday in Iqaluit for the federal government’s treatment of Inuit with tuberculosis in the mid-20th century, an appearance postponed the day before because of weather.
CBC EXPLAINS

Tuberculosis rate among Inuit is 290 times higher than for non-Indigenous people in Canada. Here's why

Many Canadians may think of tuberculosis as a disease of the past, but it is still among the top 10 killers worldwide and is endemic in Canada's North.

The Windsor-Iqaluit art exchange continues with pop-up selling Nunavummiut works

Last year, a Windsor artist travelled to Iqaluit to teach mould making.

Municipal documents to be accessible under overhauled N.W.T. information act

N.W.T. municipalities are set to be included under the territory's information and privacy laws, as the act governing those regulations gets its first overhaul in about 20 years.

'An inspiration to us all': Musicians, friends remember Nunavut's Charlie Panigoniak

From his sense of humour to his knowledge of Inuit culture and traditions, Charlie Panigoniak is being remembered for his contributions to music and Nunavut. He died on Wednesday.

Trudeau to apologize for mistreatment of Inuit with tuberculosis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will today visit Iqaluit to deliver a long-awaited apology on behalf of the federal government for the widespread mistreatment of Inuit during the tuberculosis epidemics of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

After weather delays, Trudeau aims to deliver tuberculosis apology to Inuit Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ceremony to apologize to the Inuit for abuses suffered during tuberculosis treatment is now scheduled to happen Friday morning in in Iqaluit.

'A territorial treasure': Legendary Inuk singer Charlie Panigoniak has died

Panigoniak was a household name in Nunavut, with many considering him the father of Inuktitut music. He had been ill with Parkinson's disease for many years.

Nunavut's new chief coroner was also the territory's first chief coroner

Elisapi Suluk Copland starts her job at the end of the month, but she first held the position from 1999 to 2001.

Rabies confirmed in dogs and foxes in Taloyoak

The government of Nunavut issued a warning for residents in Taloyoak after finding dogs and foxes that tested positive for rabies.

Feds announce $3.5M to reduce diesel consumption in the North

The federal government announced funding Tuesday to improve solar power uptake in the North.

'An important day for us': Feds invest $5.1M for N.W.T. mine access road, surveys

The federal and N.W.T. governments announced they will spend $5.1 million on two projects to help with development and mineral exploration in the territory.

'By the North, for the North': Meet the couple behind the Arctic Inspiration Prize

The Arctic Inspiration Prize has awarded millions to organizations and groups across the North since 2012.

First gold bar poured at Nunavut's Meliadine mine

Agnico Eagle announced its first pour of gold on Feb. 21 at its Meliadine gold mine in Nunavut's Kivalliq region.

Iqaluit Northmart's air quality safe when tested 2 days after fire, documents show

Despite public concern over the air quality at Iqaluit's largest store following a fire the week before, test results show the air quality was safe when it was tested.

Your North: Best reader photos for February

Check out the best northern photos for February 2019.

Podium finishes for Northern athletes highlight Week 2 of Canada Games

Athletes from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut competed — and held their own — with some of the best athletes in the country at the Canada Winter Games. They're heading home with two medals and some great memories.

B.C. introduces sick days as part of proposed employment law changes

B.C. and Nunavut are the only Canadian jurisdictions that don't include protections for workers who need to take time off when they're sick or hurt.

Meet the woman doing elders' taxes for free in Nunavut

Vicki Aitaok started doing elders’ taxes on the side in 2004 in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, giving them access to the service for free.

StatsCan data reveals top tourism spenders in the 3 territories

For the first time, Statistics Canada can tell you how much each country spends on tourism in the territories — and the answers may surprise you.

After 15 years, Iqaluit elder quits Ottawa medical care to die at home

Oqittuq Etuq returned home to Iqaluit this week to die surrounded by friends and family after he’d spent 15 years alone in Ottawa receiving dialysis treatment. The medical care is not available in Nunavut.

Nunavut gov't shares concerns with Competition Bureau on airline merger

The president of the northern air carrier First Air says a merger between his airline and Canadian North will provide the companies stability and passengers more departure times, but the government of Nunavut isn't sure that will come to pass.