Nunavut

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.

Harper's in Need of Some Real Northern Exposure

Romeo Saganash | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

This month I visited the northernmost region in my riding, Nunavik, and met with people from all walks of life there. Trips like those give you a real reality check that some politicians go out of their way to avoid. Last week the Prime Minister had a chance to begin listening to the people of the North, but instead he stayed inside his bubble. Clearly, this is work that Conservatives cannot properly do.

Nunavut Teacher Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada

SANIKILUAQ, Nunavut - A teacher in Nunavut has been charged with sexual offences at the school where he taught going back to 1984.RCMP say Johnny Meek...

Pitbull Owner Allegedly Ordered Attack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Police in Iqaluit say they were forced to shoot and kill an aggressive pitbull after the owner allegedly directed her dog to attack...

Canadian-Born Seals Die En Route To U.S. Zoo

CBC | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Travel

Two harbour seals born in a London, Ont., theme park have died during transport to an American zoo where they were supposed to live out t...

Nunavut To Become More Like Province?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Ottawa and Nunavut are opening talks on granting province-like powers to the eastern Arctic territory over its natural resources."O...

Shuttering Canada's Loneliest Post

CBC | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada's northernmost research laboratory is shutting down due to lack of funding. The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research...

Iqaluit Woman Nearly Freezes To Death

CBC | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada

A 59-year-old woman was found nearly frozen to death in Iqaluit early Wednesday morning. RCMP say they found her semi-conscio...

Water Main Break Shuts Down Iqaluit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Twenty million litres of water surged from a broken water main and shut down Nunavut's capital Friday.Schools, the hospital, workpl...

Inuit Could See Millions From Arctic Resource Royalties

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Politics

Inuit in Nunavut expect to receive hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decades after passing a resolution to charge a new royalty on resourc...

Priest Charged With Edmonton Sex Offences 35 Years Ago

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - A Catholic priest awaiting trial on sex-related offences in the Arctic is being transferred to Edmonton to face more charges.Edmonton polic...

Soldier Dies After Nunavut Rescue In Icy, Stormy Waters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada

IGLOOLIK, Nunavut - An Arctic hamlet's joy has turned to sorrow after a military airman died while rescuing a father and son who had been stranded for...