Business owner proposes new bar for Iqaluit's downtown

... July committee meeting that discussions regarding liquor licensing for the restaurant have already begun with the Nunavut Liquor Licensing Board, Coun. Terry Dobbin told...

City to hire trained fitness instructors for Iqaluit aquatic centre

We were resigned.” She added that the group hopes to have a chance to teach fitness in Iqaluit in the future. Committee chair Coun. Joanasie...

Iqaluit HTA moves slowly on community freezer

Joanasie Akumalik if three years would be long enough. The three-year permit was chosen to show consistent practice by city staff, as the permit mirrors...

Iqaluit mayor to attend meetings of city senior managers

Councillors approved a motion to have the mayor attend high-level meetings of the city's senior managers, in an effort to keep elected officials on the...

Paving the way: Nunavut capital to mend Federal Road

Following an in-camera meeting after a regular city council meeting, July 11, councillors briefly reconvened in a late-evening public session to pass the motion, which...

Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall land in Iqaluit to kick off royal tour

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, listen to traditional throat singers as they attend an official welcome ceremony at Nunavut Legislative...

Bar in Nunavut's capital rapped for liquor infractions

The liquor enforcement officer then said the patron, while holding two drinks, staggered over to chief liquor inspector and former-Iqaluit city councillor, Kenny Bell—who was...

Nunavut DEA, GN attack Iqaluit subdivision proposal

Deputy mayor Romeyn Stevenson later told council he was against any cul-de-sac or roundabout because such a design would complicate access to the area for...

Name that beer: Nunavut's first micro-brewery launches name contest

Iqaluit's Nunavut Brewing Co. Ltd. has just launched a competition to name its future beer. You can enter the contest as often as you want...

Is Inuit org a public or private body? Nunavut judge to issue ruling

... Iqaluit, an election that was held at the same time as a separate election for QIA president. An election for the vice presidency of...

Lucky 15: Lottery-picked Iqaluit residents learn how to make traditional oil lamps for Canada 150

... Akoak was one of the 15 lucky winners of a lottery for Iqaluit residents to participate in a qulliq making workshop. "It's pretty...

Iqaluit mayor: Nunavut capital needs “transformational investment”

Interesting, said Terry Dobbin, a businessman and city councillor, who attended Redfern's talk. But he added he's more keen to see Iqaluit focus on basic...

Quebec filmmaker Pilon brings Iqaluit film back to Nunavut capital

Others in Iqaluit include Christine Tootoo as Ani, Paul Nutarariaq as Dany, Sébastien Huberdeau as Victor, Annie Neevee-Buscemi as Teena, Mikidjuk Akavak as Jimmy, Uliipika...

City of Iqaluit unveils fund to help low-income kids go swimming

Annie Nowdlak, the wife of the former mayor and municipal councillor, the late Jimmy Kilabuk, with Coun. Simon Nattaq at the launch of the Jimmy...

New fund to ensure all kids can use the Iqaluit pool

More than $100,000 is available for low-income families to have access to Iqaluit's pool through the newly launched Jimmy Kilabuk Children's Recreation Fund. "We really...

As Iqaluit's finances improve, mayor, council eye new subdivisions

“Without a doubt we should be happy about what is in front of us…because we are in a good financial situation,” Deputy Mayor Romeyn Stevenson...

Tom Webster, 1943—2017: an Iqaluit community builder

In Iqaluit, Tom also loved things that moved fast, and became involved in the organization of the Toonik Tyme snowmobile race from Iqaluit to Kimmirut,...

Noah Papatsie, Kyle Sheppard win vacant Iqaluit council seats

While in office, Papatsie was forced to make a public apology after being sent home from Ottawa by former mayor Mary Wilman in 2015, after...

Under new deal, QC would run Iqaluit's waste disposal: deputy mayor

The City of Iqaluit will soon have a plan in place outlining how they plan to sort, crush, bundle, recycle, compost, burn and landfill everything...

Keep soft-liquor store out of Iqaluit: a founding premier's plea

Debate is once again raging in Iqaluit over proposals to open a beer-and-wine store. There has been no retail alcohol store in the Nunavut capital...

Councillors commit to helping homeless in Nunavut's capital

Faced with fresh and dire reminders of how difficult it is to be homeless through an Arctic winter, Iqaluit city councillors have renewed their commitment...

Iqaluit RCMP seek public help in tracking down missing ATM

Iqaluit RCMP are asking for the public's help tracking down a stolen bank machine. The ATM was stolen from Tumiit Plaza in Iqaluit on Dec.

Nunavut RCMP field many holiday calls, nearly half from Iqaluit

The space beside the green garbage bin in this photo used to hold an automated teller machine or ATM operated by Iqaluit business person Terry...

Iqaluit 'committed' to making sure people have access to new pool

The city has fundraised $200,000 to $300,000 in the REACH Foundation, a charity created to raise money for the aquatic centre, according to Iqaluit's chief...

Iqaluit councillor questions mayor's social media habits around Hunter Tootoo

"Our mayor has taken to Twitter and Facebook and has made some negative comments about our existing MP for Nunavut," Dobbin said at Tuesday night's...

Nunavut soup kitchen to double output thanks to local generosity

Several Iqaluit companies donated time and supplies to complete the hookup to the soup kitchen over the past few weeks, Iqaluit deputy mayor Romeyn Stevenson...

Canada's 'public health crisis' of suicides needs funded prevention plan: CMAJ editorial

Joanasie Akumalik's son hanged himself in 2013 when he was barely into his 20s. When a coroner's inquest was called in Iqaluit in the wake...

An Iqaluit sewing camp, with 3 generations, proves a success

While most of the girls were from Iqaluit, Horizon Willie came all the way from Arctic Bay to take part. "I first chose the colour...

'Virtually unusable': Iqaluit deputy mayor wants causeway, breakwater better maintained

"It's something that now is going on seven years of my complaining and it doesn't get fixed," Romeyn Stevenson said at a recent council meeting.

Life saving survival suits now free to use in Nunavut

"I think it's a great thing I was there today and there was only one left on the shelf," said Iqaluit's deputy mayor Romeyn Stevenson...

Iqaluit City Council set to adopt new vision statement

Joanasie Akumalik told council he hoped those statement are inclusive to new backgrounds and cultures relocating to Iqaluit. “We certainly struggled with the idea to...

Iqaluit council ponders import fee on new vehicles

A wrecked Mazda sits near the Iqaluit beach. Iqaluit City Council wants to impose an import fee on new vehicles to defray the cost of...

Nunavut capital makes emergency infrastructure repairs

This photo, taken inside the city's dog pound, was brought to council in 2015 by former councillor Kenny Bell who was criticizing the city's lax...

Dying Iqaluit woman's CD raises funds for Nunavut mental heath

Han also studied Inuktitut — with the Inuktitut language teacher-pioneer Mick Mallon, in an intermediate-level Nunavut Arctic College class with Mary Wilman, now a teacher...

New support group connects Nunavut 'suicide survivors' in Iqaluit

Joanasie Akumalik says he felt numb and alone for the first 48 hours after his son Clyde's death, but talking about his grief has made...

Future tense: Nunavut capital builds wish list for strategy plan

Following an intense weekend of deliberation between Iqaluit's elected officials and city administrators, Mayor Madeleine Redfern says the city is well on its way to...

Iqaluit council wants administrators to fix errors in proposed fee bylaw

“Whatever time that takes to make sure that, when we sit here the next time, there's no embarrassing [corrections],” Iqaluit's deputy mayor, Romeyn Stevenson, told...

Talking Points: Of diplomatic peaks and polling-booth leaks

Hunter Tootoo was back in his constituency office in Iqaluit this week, two months after the former fisheries minister resigned from cabinet to seek treatment...

Iqaluit council says yes to Nunavut Brewery Co. Ltd.

Mayor Madeleine Redfern and Coun. Simon Nattaq questioned the company's ambitious use of the city's water resources. Redfern noted that the additional draw on Lake...

Iqaluit RCMP: police service calls on the rise this year

Deputy Mayor Romeyn Stevenson asked Combden if the RCMP would consider implementing foot patrols to increase community visibility. “It would be effective with Iqalungmiut, that...

Nunavut Brewing Co. promises jobs as Iqaluit approves development permit

Simon Nattaq in Inuktitut. "It's a very small amount of water we'd like to take. Probably more water goes over the falls in two minutes...

Annual deadbeat list shows Nunavut property tax arrears top $3 million

Iqaluit is exempt from the tax arrears list because the municipality is the only one in Nunavut to collect its own property taxes. Outside of...

Iqaluit council will take another look at new Apex cemetery

Iqaluit City Council will revisit the city's new $1.33-million cemetery in Apex, following complaints about the site that two city councillors made June 28 at...

Steven Avery: Analyzing Cellphone Tower Data And Lack Of Photos

Wrongful conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner continues to analyze evidence the Steven Avery case, in an attempt to the get the Making a Murderer centerpiece exonerated...

And then there were eight: no council by-election for Nunavut capital

Deputy Mayor Romeyn Stevenson made a motion for council to continue without filling the vacancy after nearly an hour of back-and-forth debate among councilors. ...

Art Gallery of Hamilton acquires major collection of Inuit art from TB sanatorium

... holding a seal pup by Sammy. John Rennison The 6/28/16 ... Cohen had lived in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit) as a teacher between...

Canada's Arctic an Untapped Gold Mine … of Tourism

Some long-time operators, including the Webers, Graham Dickson of Arctic Kingdom and Neil Hartling of Nahanni River Adventures and Canadian River Adventures, have managed to...

Heavy metal plunder: Nunavut capital to rid dump of scrap piles

Hundreds, if not thousands, of tonnes of scrap metal will make its way south this summer, and out of Iqaluit's overflowing landfill, thanks to a...

Latest Iqaluit Dump Fire Smaller and Cleaner Than 2014 'Dumpcano,' City Says - Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste & RecyclingLatest Iqaluit Dump Fire Smaller and Cleaner Than 2014 'Dumpcano,' City SaysSolid Waste & RecyclingThis week's fire at part of the Iqaluit...

Latest Iqaluit dump fire smaller and cleaner than 2014 'dumpcano,' city says

Stevenson said the city has learned many lessons from the 2014 dump fire. "The cover and the treatment of the actual garbage that we're landfilling...