Bennett stops in Iqaluit to lend support to Pizzo-Lyall

Carolyn Bennett, member of Parliament for Toronto-St. Paul’s, makes a campaign stop in Iqaluit at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum on Saturday, Oct. 12, to promote the Liberals’ platform for Inuit Nunangat, including a framework for repatriating Inuit cultural property and ancestral remains. Bennett and Megan Pizzo-Lyall, Nunavut’s Liberal candidate, are campaigning this weekend in the city. “Families are important to me. And that means shelter, food, water…. It’s not just one thing that I’m looking to fix. So in terms of that, I really truly believe that with more housing and increased units across the territory, then that leads to less health issues that leads to better mental health,” Pizzo-Lyall said. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

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Ready, get set, go in Kuujjuaq

Boys in the Maringouin (8–10-year-olds) and Moustique (10–12-year-olds) categories take off from the start line in Kuujjuaq on Friday, Oct. 4, in the hope of qualifying for the cross-country regional championships that will take place in Sept-Îles during the weekend of Oct. 19. The staff at Nunatsiaq News wish our readers a happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be shut on Monday, Oct. 14. We’ll resume publishing on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Pond hockey underway in Cambridge Bay

Kids play hockey after school on a frozen pond in Cambridge Bay on Oct. 4, with the North Warning System radar station in the background. The staff at Nunatsiaq News wish our readers a happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be shut on Monday, Oct. 14. We’ll resume publishing on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (Photo by Jane George)

Timbits take to the ice in Iqaluit

A dazzling array of new Timbits jerseys were on display at the Arnaitok Arena in Iqaluit on Thursday, Oct. 10, as the city’s youngest hockey players had a great time on the ice. The new jerseys and socks were provided through a new partnership between the Northwest Company, the Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association and Tim Hortons. (Photo by Darryl Martin)

Municipal election candidates take the stage in Iqaluit

On Thursday night, the stage at Inuksuk High School was set for the Iqaluit municipal election all-candidates meeting. Both mayoral candidates, Kenny Bell and Noah Uluuni Papatsie, were present, as were 11 councillor hopefuls. Read more later on (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Lots to offer

Last week’s Inuit Studies Conference in Montreal featured a lot more than its packed schedule of presentations—it also offered attendees a number of diversions, including this book fair table. There was also an arts and crafts sale, performances by Nunavik Sivunitsavut and Siqiniup Qilauta, and a Labrador Inuit slipper-making workshop by Vanessa and Veronica Flowers. (Photo from 21st Inuit Studies Conference Facebook)

Apex school shuts due to furnace problems

Parents pick up their children from Nanook Elementary School in Apex this morning, following the school’s closure due to air quality issues caused by a malfunctioning furnace. Principal Mathew Knickelbein says that mechanics are working on the problem, and he expects the school to reopen tomorrow morning. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Bumpy road

The 17-kilometre road from Cambridge Bay to Ovayok Territorial Park, near the esker known in English as Mount Pelly, remains full of deep potholes after a wet summer. Some residents are calling for the holes to be filled and the road graded, something they say hasn’t been done in a few years. (Photo by Jane George)