Power restored in Pangnirtung after days-long outages
Power was restored in Pangnirtung, Nunavut on Sunday, after power outages which started on Wednesday left some residents without power for nearly five days.
Pangnirtung, Nunavut declares state of emergency over extended power outages
The Hamlet of Pangnirtung declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to extended power outages that have left some residents in the community without power for three days.
Iqaluit education authority takes Nunavut gov't to court over blocking support workers
The Iqaluit District Education Authority has asked the Nunavut Court of Justice for a judicial review, claiming the Government of Nunavut is barring support workers from helping students in need.
All-season road between Tibbitt Lake and Lockhart Lake moves forward despite dwindling diamonds
Work on the all-season road between Tibbitt Lake and Lockhart Lake will begin in 2024. The road is the first piece of a larger gravel road that will run through the Slave Geological Province where the Ekati, Diavik and Gahcho Kue diamond mines operate.
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Nearly 2.5 million Canadians sign up as potential organ donors, thanks to tax form change
Nearly 2.5 million Canadians have indicated they want to be organ and tissue donors, thanks to a Conservative private member's bill that lets people tick a box on their annual tax return.
Federal advocate calls Inuit housing conditions a 'staggering failure' of government
A federal housing advocate is accusing every level of government in Canada of failing to uphold the Inuit's right to housing — and therefore denying their human rights.
RCMP investigating alleged theft at Iqaluit minor hockey association
Nunavut RCMP says its investigating an alleged theft at the Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association — the group which organizes minor hockey in the territorial capital.
In Arviat, Nunavut, residents start recovering from fierce blizzard
After a blizzard tore through Nunavut's western Kivalliq region earlier this week, some residents in the 2,800-person community of Arviat were left without power for four days.
Judge approves sale of N.W.T.'s Blachford Lake Lodge to Nunavut tour company
The sale of the N.W.T.'s Blachford Lake Lodge to Iqaluit-based company Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions Inc. will be finalized in 15 days, conditional on Arctic Kingdom being able to find financing for the purchase.
Iqaluit man found not guilty of attempted murder in 2019 snowmobile attack
A Nunavut judge has found that a man who attacked another man with a snowmobile in December 2019 did not intend to kill him. The judge also sentenced Jordan Kovic, 23, to time served for a charge of aggravated assault.
Seal hunt advocate takes issue with EU president's claim that Indigenous exemptions are working
The EU seal ban didn't feature heavily, if at all, during discussions between Canadian and European leaders on Friday in St. John's. But one comment by the European Commission president has drawn the ire of a seal hunt advocate.
Nunavut judge says driving bans 'inconvenience' Inuit hunters but don't violate hunting rights
A group of Inuit hunters argued earlier this year that mandatory driving prohibitions for people charged with impaired driving prevent them from going on the land with snowmobiles, ATVs and boats. In a decision Friday the judge dismissed their application.
RCMP in Nunavut investigating 2 deaths near Arviat in 1 week
Arviat RCMP are investigating two deaths in the Nunavut community this week. One report came in Monday afternoon, the other Wednesday night.
Q with Tom Power
How Tarralik Duffy uses pop art to show her memories of life in Nunavut
The award-winning Inuk artist has a new solo exhibition on at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She tells Q guest host Saroja Coelho about how she finds beauty in everyday objects, and how her show explores the multi-layered meaning of home.
Sealing industry bemoans lack of talks on EU ban at summit in N.L.
Members of the seal industry and advocates for the hunt say they don't understand the decision to a hold a Canada-European Union summit in St. John's without making a longtime European ban on seal products a priority during the talks.
Iqaluit-based company looking to buy Blachford lodge in N.W.T.
An Iqaluit company specializing in Arctic tourism wants to buy an eco-lodge near Yellowknife that went bankrupt.
Indigenous artists help inspire Yellowknife students through 'Messy Book Program'
A new art program has been introduced at Mildred Hall School in Yellowknife. The Messy Book Program provides students a place to feel safe and create art with the help of Indigenous artists.
Blizzard shuts down Nunavut's Kivalliq region, cuts power in Arviat
Some Nunavut communities woke up to winds gusting over 100 kilometres an hour on Wednesday, forcing schools and offices to close and flights to halt.
Baffinland gets OK to ship more ore from Nunavut mine
Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has been given the OK to ship more ore from its Mary River mine in Nunavut. The company can ship up to six million tonnes of ore per year until Dec. 31, 2024, up from 4.2 million tonnes per year.
Nunavut review board says Rankin Inlet mine expansion should not go forward
The Nunavut Impact Review Board has decided that Agnico Eagle's proposal to extend its Meliadine gold mine should be allowed to proceed. The decision comes after nearly a year and a half of assessing the proposed expansion.
Outgoing Nunavut senator Dennis Patterson reflects on his career
After 14 years as Nunavut’s senator, Dennis Patterson will retire next month when he turns 75. For the territory’s next senator he says, “be strong, be loud, be aggressive, and you’ll make things happen.”
RCMP's plan to outfit officers with body cameras delayed again
The RCMP’s long-promised plan to equip Mounties across the country with body-worn cameras has been delayed.
Nunavut MLA renews calls to declare territorial suicide emergency
Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA, Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster, says that declaring a public emergency would allow the Nunavut government to pull more resources to address the suicide rate in the territory.
Health-care workers in Nunavut get financial boost in face of staff shortages
The Nunavut Employees Union and the Government of Nunavut have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pay health-care workers more and attract staff to the territory through recruitment and retention bonuses and financial assistance for employees paying back student loans.