Vote by MLAs adds 2 new members to cabinet

Joelie Kaernerk, Daniel Qavvik elected; premier expected to announce portfolios Monday

In a rare Saturday meeting, Nunavut legislative assembly members elected Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk and Hudson Bay MLA Daniel Qavvik as the territory’s new cabinet ministers. The pair will fill vacancies created when Craig Simailak resigned from cabinet in March and Joanna Quassa stepped down this past week. In Nunavut’s consensus government, MLAs choose during...

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‘Go private:’ How a friend’s advice led to creation of Nunatsiaq News

A good friend’s advice to “take it private” led Monica Connolly to found Nunatsiaq News in 1976. Connolly, who was editor-publisher of the Inukshuk newsletter at the time, got that recommendation after a dispute with the non-profit, community-led board running it. She had been working as editor-publisher for Inukshuk for about a year when the…


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Gill sisters, mother face fraud charges

Criminal charges against three Ontario women accused of defrauding two Inuit organizations came as welcome news to an Iqaluit man whose family was drawn into the controversy. Twin sisters Amira Gill and Nadya Gill, 25, and their mother Karima Manji, are each charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, the RCMP said in news…

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Youth centre, rec programming priorities for Igloolik’s new CAO

Igloolik’s new chief administrative officer says he’s looking forward to opening a new co-op and expanding the community’s soup kitchen program over the coming months. George Qaunaq officially took on the position April 1, picking up the reins from former CAO Greg Morash who has since retired after staying on part-time during the summer to…



Northern airlines urge federal government to modernize northern runways

Airports are a lifeline for northern communities and the federal government needs to prioritize them when doling out infrastructure funding, say members of an advocacy group that represents northern airlines. “A safe and reliable air service across the North is not just a nice-to-have, it’s an essential [need],” said Aaron Speer, vice-president of flight operations…


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