Nunavut

Northern Hunger Won't Disappear With The Snow

Shawn Pegg | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Shawn Pegg

In the territories, nearly one in five households has trouble getting enough food to eat. In Nunavut, this figure rises to half of all households -- a truly staggering number. This situation is the result of many factors, including the high cost of food and very high rates of poverty, particularly within indigenous communities. The effects of the residential school trauma, decreasing access to traditional foods, and the high cost of hunting add complexity to the problem.

Amazing Canadian Vacation Destinations You Didn't Even Know Existed

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Travel
Andrea Chrysanthou

While world events may have factored into Canadian's decisions to stay local, I'd like to think it had more to do with the fact that more of us are choosing to discover just how amazing this country really is. There are so many things to do in Canada and while you may think you've heard of them all, here are some that don't get the attention they deserve.

Nunavut MLA Lost For 8 Days Built Igloo With A Knife To Survive

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"We had run out of everything the day we were found."

Nunavut MLA Found Alive After Week-Long Search

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada

"They're hunters. They have good survival skills to remain on the land.''

Arctic Conservation Efforts Held Up By Shell Permits From 1970s

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada

"It looks like the rights expired in 1979."

Why Is A Preventable Disease Still Claiming Lives In Canada And Beyond?

Development Unplugged | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

It's World Tuberculosis Day, and this year it will be marked with the sad distinction that we have allowed this preventable, curable disease to become the world's biggest infectious killer. The millennia-old disease tuberculosis (TB) now outranks even HIV/AIDS in the number of lives it claims, at over 1.5 million a year. With leading experts predicting that by 2050 evolving strains of drug-resistant TB could claim an additional 75 million lives worldwide -- costing the global economy $16.7 trillion -- the need for immediate action is clear.

2015 Marked A Turning Point For Canadian Nature Conservation

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

After years of steady, but slow, steps in nature conservation, our collective stride seems to have lengthened in 2015. We still need to act on commitments to create more terrestrial and marine protected areas. We still have Canadian species that are at risk of disappearing. We still have parks and protected areas that need to be buffered and better connected.

$26 For Orange Juice? Spoof Ads Target Nunavut Food Prices

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Business

“Way North Foods isn’t real. But for families in Nunavut, its prices are.”

Territories Ask Feds To Reconsider Surprise Funding Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Yukon Premier Darren Pasloski says changes to how Statistics Canada calculates territorial spending are having unintended effects.

UK Fashion Label Sorry For Copying Sacred Inuit Robe

CBC | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Business

A Nunavut woman whose great-grandfather's sacred shaman robe was copied without consent by U.K.-based fashion label KTZ, says an email apology offere...

Not All Canadians Are Turning Their Clocks Back On Sunday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Living

Before going to bed Saturday night, turn your clocks and watches back one hour.

Half Of Nunavut Lives In Social Housing

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada

"I've seen as high as 22 people staying in a three-bedroom unit that was 1,200 square feet."

Defrocked Arctic Priest Enters More Guilty Pleas For Sex Abuse

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A defrocked Arctic priest already serving time for the sexual abuse of Inuit children is awaiting further sentencing on another f...

Nunavut Coroner Agrees Suicide Should Be Public Health Emergency

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

The territory's suicide rate is 13.5 times the national average.

Conservation-Based Planning Will Protect Caribou for Generations to Come

WWF-Canada | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

The government of Nunavut adjusted the January 1, 2015 moratorium on caribou hunting on Baffin Island to allow for a hunt of 250 male caribou. WWF does not support this adjustment and is urging the government to consider a precautionary approach to caribou management on Baffin Island until numbers recover enough to allow for a sustainable harvest.

Canada May Join Ballistic Missile Defence Program If Tories Re-Elected

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2015 | Canada Politics

The notion quietly resurfaced two years ago.

Voting Winds Could Be Shifting In Nunavut

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the Conservative incumbent for the vast riding of Nunavut, shouldn't have to worry about the Oct. 19 election. And yet, some have doubts.

Whoops! Travel Alberta Forgot About An Important Part Of Canada

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We hope that our tourism friends in Nunavut understand this was a mistake..."

Iqaluit Is in Desperate Need of More Public Garbage Bins

WWF-Canada | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

For over two years now, I've been living in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut and site of one of this year's northernmost Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup events! Part of the reason why there was so much garbage to collect along the main route is that Iqaluit is in desperate need for more public garbage and recycling bins. There are less than a handful along the main route through town.

Nunavut Resurrects Alcohol Debate

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Business

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Canada's most restrictive liquor laws may be about to loosen as Nunavut politicians grapple again with the emotional issue of wheth...

Notorious Nunavut Jail A Ticking Legal Time Bomb: Memo

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Baffin Correctional Centre is a ticking legal time bomb that could go off at any moment, a senior bureaucrat warns in a newly disclosed m...

Reflecting on Nunavut's First 15 Years

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Earlier this month, Inuit leaders and others gathered in Ottawa to look back at the past 15 years and, more importantly, discuss Nunavut's future. With pressure growing to resolve many outstanding aboriginal treaty issues across Canada, it's worth looking at the Nunavut experience.

Nunavut Premier Eyes Province-Like Powers

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Nunavut's premier is eyeing a tentative devolution pact with the federal government as early as this fall — a major stepping stone toward t...

'We Can't Pretend It Doesn't Exist Any More'

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Israel Mablick opens the door of his refrigerator and takes stock of its meagre offerings."This is all we have for food," he says, ...

Canadians Are Sending Care Packages To Fight High Northern Prices

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Nobody should have to pay $28 for a head of cabbage anywhere — let alone in Canada. That's the belief that drives Jennifer Gwilliam, who spends h...