Taloyoak man shares his day-to-day with tens of thousands across globe

Lenny Aqigiaq Panigayak showcases Inuit culture to over 23,000 TikTok followers

Thousands of people across the globe are learning about Inuit culture and day-to-day life in Nunavut, thanks to Taloyoak’s Lenny Aqigiaq Panigayak. By day, Panigayak is a father of four and teaches Grade 2 and 3 students topics like math and science. In his free time, he uploads short videos to TikTok, showing clips of...

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Hearing on Baffinland’s expansion plans to resume Monday

The Nunavut Impact Review Board’s final hearing on controversial expansion plans for the Mary River mine is set to resume Monday. Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. wants to double the mine’s annual shipments of iron ore to 12 million tonnes per year and build a 110-kilometre railroad from the mine to Milne Inlet. Inuit organizations and…

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Anna Lambe up for Canadian Screen Award

Nearly one week after learning she had nabbed her second Canadian Screen Awards nomination, Iqaluit’s Anna Lambe says the news still hasn’t quite sunk in. “I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around it,” she said. “The shock of it doesn’t wear off.” Lambe said she thought her nomination for her role in…

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Ancient plant DNA and pollen found intact under Baffin Island lake

The white snowy landscape of the Arctic was greener over 100,000 years ago and could get there again as the climate warms and plants migrate further north, new research suggests. Plant DNA taken from soil 10 metres below a lake near Clyde River shows dwarf birch shrubs used to grow up to the northernmost point…

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