Nunavut government employees to be paid on time, following ransomware attack

Direct deposit to be paid on Friday, while cheques to arrive on Nov. 18

The Government of Nunavut says its employees can expect to be paid as scheduled this Friday, despite disruptions caused by the  recent ransomware attack. Whether or not they would be paid as usual has been a major concern for GN employees since Nov. 2, when the attack disabled the government’s computer systems. Pay cheques issued…

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Restless River screens in Kuujjuaq

Kuujjuaq residents attend a screening of the movie Restless River on Nov. 7. The Katittavik Theatre had a full house for the occasion, with the crowd applauding the movie at the end. On the screen, from left, are the film’s three main actors: Etua Snowball and Matthew York from Kuujjuaq, and Malaya Qaurniq Chapman from Kuujjuaq. The film is based on Gabrielle Roy’s novel Windflower. Its story focuses on a young Inuk woman who, shortly after the end of World War II, is raped by an American soldier stationed at the Fort Chimo air force base. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Balloons set aloft in memory of those lost to suicide

Coloured balloons rise into the sky on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., outside the Nunavut legislature in Iqaluit, during a suicide prevention event organized by Iqaluit city councillor Joanasie Akumalk, who lost a son to suicide. Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq said “it was a privilege to be part of today’s coping with suicide event in Iqaluit. I released a balloon to honour loved ones lost to suicide and their survivors. If you are struggling, please call the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line for anonymous support 24 hours a day at 1-800-265-3333.” (Photo by Ron Elliott)

Lest we forget

The Royal Canadian Legion’s Simon Awa serves as a standard-bearer during Iqaluit’s Remembrance Day ceremony in the Cadet Hall on Monday, Nov. 11. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Arctic Bay says farewell to the sun

“Day after the sun has set for the next three months,” photographer Clare Kines says about this shot, taken on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The ship is the SV Vagabond, a research vessel that will spend the winter frozen into the ice. (Photo by Clare Kines)

Nunavut Arctic College and Memorial University sign agreement

Pauloosie Suvega, Nunavut Arctic College’s president, and Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president of Memorial University, sign a memorandum of understanding to finalize an agreement for new joint credential degree programs at a ceremony at the college’s Nunatta campus in Iqaluit. The Nunavut Teacher Education Program—previously accredited through the University of Regina—will be the first program offered as part of the new agreement, as well as the first program in Nunavut to offer graduates a degree from both schools. (Photo by Emma Tranter)

Spooky students

These are the Grade 1 winners of the best costumes in Pitakallak School’s Halloween parade in Kuujjuaq on Oct 31. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)