Nunatsiaq News

Nunatsiaq News FAQ

What is Nunatsiaq News?

Nunatsiaq News is an English-Inuktitut weekly newspaper that has served the people of [Nunavut] and the Nunavik region of Arctic Quebec since 1973.

Where is Nunatsiaq News?

Nunatsiaq News is based in Iqaluit, a town of over 6,000 people at the end of Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. Known as Frobisher Bay until January 1, 1987, Iqaluit developed around the Crystal 2 air force base built by the U.S. Strategic Air Command in 1942.

Iqaluit, chosen by the people of Nunavut in a plebiscite held December 11, 1995, is the capital of the new territory. It’s now the home of Nunavut’s new legislative assembly building, and the head offices of Nunavut’s eleven government departments.

By the end of 2000, the Nunavut’s Department of Community Government is expected to grant city status to Iqaluit.

Almost all of our Inuktitut copy is produced in syllabics, but occasionally, or upon request, we are able to produce material in Inuinnaqtun Roman orthography. We also publish material in French.

What is the circulation of Nunatsiaq News?

Nunatsiaq News is circulated across Nunavut through an arrangement with Arctic Co-operatives. Nunatsiaq News boasts the largest Nunavut circulation of any paper and is available in every Nunavut community.

In Northern Quebec (Nunavik) a similar arrangement with the Fédération des cooperatives du Nouveau-Quebec ensures that all 14 Nunavik communities receive their newspapers.

Nunatsiaq News is also available at Mags and Fags on Elgin Street in Ottawa and is available FREE in Iqaluit, Nunavut at Arctic Ventures.

Who owns Nunatsiaq News?

Nunatsiaq News is owned by Nortext Publishing Corporation. You can reach Nortext Iqaluit at 1-867-979-4376 and Nortext Ottawa at 1-800-263-1452.

How may I advertise in Nunatsiaq News?

Rate cards, circulation maps and market information can be downloaded directly under the Advertising link at the right of your screen. Our advertising manager, Taylor Roberts, is available by phone at 1 800 263-1452, by fax at 1 800 417-2474 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)