Nunatsiaq News

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Nunatsiaq News is the newspaper of record for Nunavut, and the Nunavik territory of Quebec. It has been published since 1975. 

Reaching 52 eastern Arctic communities and more than 70,000 readers a week through its website at, Nunatsiaq News continues to grow its readership.

Our editorial team offers credible, in-depth, award-winning journalism, drawing readers from northern and southern Canada and around the world. 

Nunatsiaq News now publishes daily news six days a week at

The print issue is published every Friday, in English and Inuktitut, and is distributed around Nunavut and Nunavik, as well as in southern Canada.

Nunatsiaq News is owned by Nortext Publishing Corp., which maintains offices in Iqaluit and Ottawa:

Nunatsiaq News
157 Nipisa St.
Box 8
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0

Tel: 867-979-5357
Nunatsiaq News
52 Antares Drive
Unit 9
Ottawa, ON
K2E 7Z1
Tel: 1-800-263-1452

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Nunatsiaq News
157 Nipisa St.
Box 8
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0

Tel: 867-979-5357
Nunatsiaq News
52 Antares Drive
Unit 9
Ottawa, ON
K2E 7Z1
Tel: 1-800-263-1452

Nunatsiaq News Online Commenting Policy


The purpose of this policy is to provide our readers with comfortable places to express their opinions and to encourage the intelligent, lively discussion of issues raised in our news stories, commentaries, editorials and letters.

We’ll continue to allow readers to post anonymous comments under pseudonyms. In doing so, however, we will not tolerate abuse or malice of any kind.

We’ve found that, within our industry, there is no consensus on the question of whether commenters should be required to use real names or whether commenters may use pseudonyms.

However, we do find that many readers from small communities in Nunavut and Nunavik still feel they need to keep their identities private when sharing information or expressing opinions. The most common reason is fear of retribution from employers, politicians and community leaders. That said, we will not allow anyone to use anonymity as a shield for offensive behaviour.

Readers should be aware that there is no real anonymity on the internet. You leave traces of your identity on every web site that you visit, including ours.

In the past, we have dealt with repeat abusers by banning their IP numbers. But from now on, we will deal with such people by restricting them to read-only status.

If we take such action against you, this means we will allow you to read our stories, editorials and commentaries, but we will not allow you to post comments. All such decisions are final. Because the volume of comments we receive is so large, we do not have the time to debate or discuss such decisions.

We understand that our comment boards are a source of free entertainment and information for many readers. We hope readers understand that it is Nunatsiaq News that pays for this service and bears all the risk. For that reason, we reserve the right to delete any comment or ban any commenter at any time.

We expect that some readers may not like some or all of these restrictions.

But we do not consider them to be an infringement of the right to freedom of speech.

The internet contains an infinite number of free spaces — Facebook, Twitter and other social media, as well as numerous blogging and website platforms. If you find that our guidelines are too restrictive, you’re free to go elsewhere.

In creating these guidelines, we relied heavily on guidelines used by the Guardian, the New York Times and the Globe and Mail. We also relied heavily on a report released in 2013 by the World Editors Forum entitled “Online comment moderation: emerging best practices.”

This policy and these guidelines apply to the Nunatsiaq Online website, the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page, the Nunatsiaq News Twitter feed, the Nunatsiaq News YouTube channel and any other discussion platforms we may develop in the future.

How we’ll moderate your comments

  1. We welcome debate, dissent and the expression of unpopular opinions. But we’ll delete any comment that contains malicious personal abuse and deliberate misinformation, including trolling, flooding and personal attacks on any person, including members of our staff.
  2. We’ll delete any comment likely to put our organization into legal jeopardy, especially comments that appear to be libelous, in contempt of court or in violation of copyright.
  3. We’ll delete any comment that expresses blatant racism, sexism, homophobia or any form of hate speech. In doing this, we’ll distinguish between the forthright criticism of governments, organizations and ideas, and attacks on persons or groups solely on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.
  4. We’ll delete comments that we deem to be off-topic, irrelevant or so badly written they’re impossible to understand.
  5. We’ll bar commenters who attempt to engage in online smear campaigns, especially during elections. This includes any attempt to post misinformation about candidates, including malicious gossip about their sex lives and drinking habits. We will, however, allow discussion of bona fide criminal convictions, if they are recent.
  6. We’ll bar commenters who attempt to flood the site with political propaganda on behalf of candidates or political parties, especially if we detect large numbers of such comments flowing from the same IP address.
  7. We’ll delete spam and any comment that appears to promote a business or commercial product.
  8. We will close comments — until the courts render a verdict — on all crime and court stories where an accused person is named.
  9. We will close comments on any story, letter, editorial or opinion piece, if, in our opinion, allowing comments would lead to abuse of our website.
  10. Due to the large amount of material that we publish and the high volume of comments we received, we do not have time to debate a decision to remove a comment, close comments or ban a user. All such decisions are final.
  11. Although we have the ability to prevent any IP address from accessing our website, we will deal with repeat abusers of our comment system by restricting them to read-only status.

Guidelines for you

  1. Mind your manners. Don’t say anything you wouldn’t say in front of your grandparents.
  2. Respect evidence. Don’t make claims you know you can’t prove.
  3. Show respect for the views and beliefs of others, including religious and political beliefs. Treat other commenters the way you want them to treat you.
  4. Take responsibility for the quality of conversation. Try to raise the tone of the discussion instead of dragging it down.
  5. Stay relevant. Do not post off-topic remarks.
  6. If you have a beef with somebody in your community, region or workplace, chances are nobody except you even cares about it. Don’t use our website to express your personal grudges and to destroy the reputations of people you don’t like.
  7. Don’t use our comment section to promote your business. Buy an ad.
  8. The sex lives and drinking habits of public figures make for good gossip at the coffee shop. But 99 per cent of the time, these rumours are not relevant to the issues. Keep them out of your comments.
  9. Don’t put people down because of their religious beliefs.
  10. Stick to what you know to be true and don’t repeat hearsay. We’ll delete most comments that begin with phrases like “I hear that…” or “there’s a rumour going around that…”
  11. If you’re working on behalf of a particular election candidate or political party, that’s great. But don’t use our comment section to conduct your campaign anonymously. Campaign in public.


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About the market

The bilingual newspaper for Nunavut and Nunavik

Why two languages?

Since 1972, Nunatsiaq News has met its readership’s needs by delivering both the news and advertisers’ messages on time and - unlike any other newspaper - in our readers’ languages of choice.

Inuktitut - the language of the Inuit - is an official language and by far the most widely used language in both Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, and Nunavik (arctic Quebec). Nunatsiaq News serves all 26 communities and 30,000 residents in Nunavut, and the 15 communities and nearly 10,000 Inuit who call Nunavik home, publishing in Inuktitut and English every Friday. Our online version of the paper also publishes in both languages each week, allowing our readers to keep informed no matter where they live.

In our paper, all Nunavut and Nunavik government advertising, as well as most private-sector advertising, is published in both English and Inuktitut. In Nunavik ads are published in English and Inuttitut (the local dialect of Inuktitut). When appropriate, Nunatsiaq News publishes French-language articles of interest to the large Francophone population living in both areas. Our readers believe they have a right to be served in their language of choice, and they appreciate the newspaper and the advertisers that recognize this right.

How we work with advertisers

To help advertisers reach the greatest possible number of readers, Nunatsiaq News offers a reduced line rate for ads appearing in Aboriginal languages. The Aboriginal-language rate is approximately 65% of the English transient rate and includes the cost of translating and publishing an Aborginal language version of the ad. This rate applies to ads booked directly and is offered to advertisers providing camera-ready copy for both language versions of their ad. Our in-house translation department and contract freelancers ensure that regional dialects appear in the correct edition.

Nunatsiaq News has two offices. One is in Iqaluit (the capital city of Nunavut), where the publisher, editorial staff and Nortext Multimedia advertising agency staff are located. Our reporting staff travel extensively throughout both regions and we employ a number of freelance writers who offer news and opinions on a regular basis.

The other office is in Nepean, Ont., where the advertising manager, accounting and production personnel are located. Our Nepean office also houses Nortext Publishing Corporation, our parent company, an advertising agency and book publisher specializing in first-language publications.

Our two offices work together to provide both northern and southern advertisers the best possible service.


Nunatsiaq News is printed in Ottawa. The paper is flown to Iqaluit every Friday and is available on newsstands by early afternoon. Most papers destined for Nunavut communities outside the capital city receive their bundles of papers via express post or priority airfreight, whichever method ensures the fastest delivery. Through a partnership agreement with Arctic Co-operatives Ltd., all Nunavut residents are provided easy access to each week’s paper through their local Co-op store.

Papers bound for Nunavik communities are shipped by air to Kuujjuaq, Quebec and Montreal every Friday, and flown from there to communities along the Hudson Bay and Ungava coasts.

In addition to its arctic circulation, Nunatsiaq News enjoys a loyal mail subscriber readership across southern Canada and around the world.

These are exciting times in Canada’s North and Nunatsiaq News is the place to read all about it. We’re at home in Nunavut, Nunavik and beyond.

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Here is how it works…

Fax, or e-mail your ad to 1 800 417-2474 ( and I will call you to discuss the appearance, placement dates and general size ad you are looking for. After you give me the basic information I will create the ad for your approval and fax you an accurate quote showing the cost, date and size for every paper the ad will be placed in. All you do is approve the quote, approve the ad proof and fax the approvals back to the media buyer here. Once we have the approvals back by fax your ad runs.

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Privacy Statement

Nunatsiaq News is committed to upholding fundamental principles of honesty and integrity in our relationship with visitors to our web site. Our objective is to build an enduring relationship between Nunatsiaq News and our users based on a foundation of integrity and trust.

To that end, Nunatsiaq News has adopted rigorous standards of privacy and makes the following promise to every visitor to our web site:

  1. When a visitor to Nunatsiaq News is required to submit registration information as a prerequisite for accessing any content area of Nunatsiaq News or to use any of its interactive services, contests, newsgroups or e-commerce applications, Nunatsiaq News will not share or sell that personal information to any outside agency, advertiser or other third party, unless the user was made aware of this possibility prior to submitting their personal information.
  2. Although Nunatsiaq News will use “cookies” to track user patterns, Nunatsiaq News will not use cookies to learn the identity of its users, nor attempt to track users after they leave Nunatsiaq News. Further, cookies will not be used by Nunatsiaq News to gather specific personal information about individual users. The usage patterns tracked by individual cookies will remain confidential and Nunatsiaq News will not participate in any external site tracking programs. Nor will we share any cookie-generated information about individual users or user patterns with outside agencies or advertisers. A Nunatsiaq News advertiser may be given summaries of collective user patterns. For example, an advertiser might be told their ad was viewed by 6,000 users on a particular day and 100 clicked on the ad. But an advertiser will never be given information about individual users or their browsing habits.
  3. Nunatsiaq News will not supply e-mail addresses to any third party without having obtained the consent of a user.
  4. When Nunatsiaq News asks its users to supply optional, personal information for contests, survey, e-commerce applications, or for any other purpose, that information will remain private and not be shared with any outside agency, advertiser or third party, unless the user was made aware of this possibility prior to submitting their personal information.
  5. Nunatsiaq News will compile site-wide demographic information that it will share with advertisers, but it will not compile profiles of individual users, including the gathering of names, addresses, e-mail addresses and other personal information, to be shared with an advertiser, unless the user has consented to the compilation of this material and submitted it freely in a registration form or survey.
  6. Nunatsiaq News tracks user IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, demographic profiling and traffic logging, but Nunatsiaq News will not use IP addresses to try to identify individual users of Nunatsiaq News.
  7. Nunatsiaq News will abide by all court orders, valid search warrants and subpoenas.
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