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 03.05.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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...

Canada's North Has Rarely Looked As Beautiful As This

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Travel

We know that Canada's north is a gorgeous place, but it rarely looks as beautiful as it does in a Nunavut contest that aims to capture life in the ter...

Nunavutians Are Using Their Computers Better Than Anyone Else

CBC | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Impact

The students are in the Arctic, but now the teachers can be anywhere. Nunavut is launching a program today that uses technology developed by Cisco...

Why the North Will Become Canada's Most Diverse Economy

Sterling Peyton | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada
Sterling Peyton

Some of the largest natural resource projects in all of North America are now sprouting up in the North and eastern Arctic with major companies taking risks alongside northerners. Together, companies and communities are reaping incredible rewards. Labrador's Muskrat Falls project has accelerated the completion of a paved highway and fibre optic line from Goose Bay to Labrador City.

Arctic Defenders: My Documentary About the Creation of Nunavut

John Walker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
John Walker

Arctic Defenders, my 20th film is about the creation of Nunavut. The film demonstrates that political engagement was necessary to protect Inuit rights. It is told from the point of view of the visionary Inuit leaders, Tagak Curley and John Amagoalik and others who dedicated their lives to protecting the language, culture and environment of their homeland -- the Canadian Arctic.

Priest Starved Kids Into Sex: Testimony

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut - A witness at the trial of a former priest accused of child abuse in the North says the one-time cleric used hunger to lure children...

Northern Priest Pleads Guilty To Some Sex Charges

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut - A witness at the trial of a priest facing dozens of sexual abuse charges involving Inuit children testified Monday that the girls i...

Climate Change May Hit These Communities in Canada the Hardest

Emma Pullman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Emma Pullman

Sixty years ago, people in this community lived in igloos. Now, community members are being forced to go and get jobs to pay for the expensive grocery store food shipped in from across the globe. In Williams' view, food from the land keeps the community strong and is much healthier.

North America's Forgotten Frontier: Canadian Arctic

Diane Francis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Canada's North is unexplored, unmapped and undeveloped making Canada itself a laggard in terms of economic development. The territories are cold and remote and unpopulated but so are Alaska and Siberia and yet jurisdictions are massively wealthy and have large populations and infrastructure.

Tourists Stranded On Ice Floe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada

ARCTIC BAY, Nunavut - Some 20 tourists and their guides who had been stranded on an ice floe off Baffin Island in Nunavut were all airlifted to safety...

Nunavut's New Jail Is No Club Fed

James Morton | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
James Morton

Another jail opened in Nunavut last week. It is long overdue -- the existing facility in Iqaluit, Baffin Correctional Centre is, as Justice Mahar of the Nunavut Court of Justice recently said, "notoriously over crowded and under resourced." And yet a rather bland factual news story about the opening of the new prison in Rankin was met with a flood of angry comments about over pampered prisoners, club fed hotels and similar complaints.

Alberta, Quebec Crews To The Aid Of Crashed Rescue Helicopter

CBC | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Alberta

A helicopter pilot sent to rescue two Nunavut hunters stranded on the ice ended up having to get rescued as well. The pilot of the Bell 20...

Officials To Investigate Black Box After Nunavut Plane Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada

SANIKILUAQ, Nunavut - A woman on a plane that crashed in Nunavut, killing an infant, says she heard the child's frantic mother crying as she and the o...

Building An Igloo? What Nunavut Children Learn in School

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Today Aariak is both Premier and Education Minister for Nunavut, and she is building an education system that combines the skills young people need to work in the 21st Century with a solid grounding in their language, culture and the traditional skills that even today are necessary for life in Canada's far north.

Our Trip to Nunavut With a Royal Couple

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We gazed out across seemingly endless kilometres of empty Arctic landscape. It's a vista that one Canadian in a thousand might ever witness, yet we were out on the tundra with a Canadian Ranger and His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Everyone we met seemed simply pleased the royals chose, of all the places, to fly to the top of the world and meet with them.