Nunavut Sivuniksavut brings on new executive director

Lynn Kilabuk will replace longtime director Morley Hanson when he retires later this year

Nunavut Sivuniksavut will welcome new leadership this year when its long-time executive director, Morley Hanson, retires from its helm. The school, based in Ottawa, delivers two certificate programs to Nunavut Inuit, accredited through Algonquin College: Inuit Studies and Advanced Inuit Studies. On Friday, the board of directors announced the appointment of Lynn Kilabuk to replace...

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Iqaluit mass vaccine clinic starting mid-March

Iqaluit’s much-anticipated mass vaccine clinic for everyone over the age of 18 will kick off on March 15, Health Minister Lorne Kusugak announced in the legislative assembly on Friday. So far, COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted in the territorial capital to priority groups, including older residents, front-line health workers and shelter residents, because the city’s…

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Nunavut judge says no to protesters, yes to Baffinland

Even though their blockade has ended, the protesters who call themselves the Nuluujaat Land Guardians are now forbidden from returning to the Mary River iron mine to impede or obstruct activities, especially the tote road and airstrip, judge Susan Cooper has ruled. And if they do return to impede operations, the RCMP is authorized to…

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Ivakkak dog teams pause mid-race due to poor snow conditions

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MP Qaqqaq will run again

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq will seek a second term as the territory’s voice in the House of Commons, she says. The rookie New Democrat announced on Twitter she and party leader Jagmeet Singh will participate in a Zoom meeting Tuesday night to talk about “our shared vision and goals, and to start my re-election campaign…

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