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

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

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...

The #1 Place to Visit in Canada for 2015 | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Travel's travel journalists placed Toronto at No. 1 because of the Pan Am Games, the new Union-Pearson Express train and the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Singer Susan Aglukark Sent 1000 Pounds Of Food To Nunavut For Christmas

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Music

Inuk singer Susan Aglukark is on a mission to help feed Nunavut families struggling over the holidays. Thanks to the "incredible support and donat...

Nunavut's Food Crisis Prompts Intense Scrutiny

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The line-up for Iqaluit's soup kitchen stretches out the door, down a flight of wooden steps and onto the icy street. Dozens of peo...

How to Recruit Employees to Canada's North

Deborah Nixon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

In interviews conducted by DPRA with Northern professionals, there were four key issues that were common to all situations: housing, access to training and development opportunities, limited access to services (in smaller communities), and social and lifestyle issues. What are some practical solutions for government employers?

Dumpcano Rages On

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Fire crews are getting ready to start pumping water on a fire in the Iqaluit city dump that has been smouldering since May."We're t...

One Of The Worst Jails On Earth May Be Tucked Away In Canada's Arctic?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - You won't see it on the itinerary for Stephen Harper's annual northern tour, and it's somewhere the prime minister would probably r...