Buffalo Grove scores a big seasonal win with Partners for our Communities

The idea came about via Buffalo Grove boys basketball coach Keith Peterson and his affiliation with the Deer Grove Covenant Church. A group from the...

Nunavut, NWT premiers slam Arctic drilling moratorium

The decision to ban oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters could cripple Nunavut's future financial independence, says the territory's premier. Peter Taptuna says the...

Iqaluit family homeless after winter eviction from public housing

Winter evictions don't sit well with many Nunavummiut, including Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak. "I, like a lot of people, thought they didn't happen," she said.

The Arctic This Week Take 5: Week of December 12, 2016

Suggesting that the government is going after the wrong culprit, Tununiq MLA Joe Enook put it thus: “…you can't throw out thousands of years of...

Nunavut judge recognizes Kivalliq Hall as a residential school

Testimony from Simeon Mikkungwak, MLA for Baker Lake, who was sent to Kivalliq Hall to attend school in Rankin Inlet in the late 1980s, helped...

How much did Bucs WR Mike Evans' A&M dominance help build the Johnny Football legend?

(blog) (blog)Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrate a third quarter touchdown against the Rice Owls during...

Former Kivalliq Hall students win long fight for compensation

A five-year legal battle has ended with former students of a residential school in Rankin Inlet becoming eligible to receive compensation for their time at...

Smith puts name in hat for NDP nomination

“This is such a beautiful, vibrant community,” said Smith, who remembers getting pamphlets from longtime Point Douglas MLA and former speaker of the house George...

Northern development: Can you have your cake and eat it too?

MacIssac, who appeared in place of Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut's deputy premier and economic development minister, said economic statistics reveal that Nunavut enjoys a “robust GDP,”...

Alcoholic foster dad removed from foster list: GN

Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul Okalik took the Family Services Minister Johnny Mike to task over the incident in the most recent sitting of the Legislature. “Will...

Fox killed by frozen mop tests positive for rabies

Nunavut's health department is warning people in Arviat that a fox killed by a teenage girl in the hamlet earlier this month has tested positive...

Brad Wall calls on PM to release secret memo on carbon pricing

Peter Taptuna, the premier of Nunavut, told CTV's Power Play that he accepts there is going to be a pricing on emissions, noting his territory...

Wonky numbers, narwhal quota cuts anger Nunavut community

And you can't throw out thousands of years of knowledge and now say scientific knowledge trumps that, especially when Inuit have survived by managing the...

Buffalo Grove boys basketball team weathers series of tough tests

"I'm not happy with the way we finished some plays at the end, offensively and defensively, but for the most part, I was really pleased...

Yukon's new Liberal premier meets Justin Trudeau in Ottawa

Silver also met on Thursday for the first time (as premier) with his territorial counterparts — N.W.T. Premier Bob McLeod, and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna.

Fox vs. frozen mop: Nunavut girl, 17, claims victory over nighttime visitor

Joe Savikataaq Jr. said he got a call the next day from Environmental Health with regards to Deanna's incident. The news travelled fast through social...

This Week In Sports Law: Mike McQueary $5 Million, Darren Sharper Sentence, Johnny Manziel Bar Brawl

Maybe this marks the end of a long, treacherous journey for Mike McQueary. The former Penn State football assistant has scored his second victory in...

Nunavut iron mine proposes bigger ships, no spring ice-breaking

Joe Enook, Nunavut MLA for his native Pond Inlet riding of Tununiq, said he hasn't had time yet to read through the entire update. But...

Nunavut coroner's inquest says baby's death highlights problems

IQALUIT, Nunavut - An Arctic politician says he'll keep pushing for change in light of a coroner's inquest that recommends significant reforms to health care...

Nunavut coroner's inquest says baby's death highlights problems

Nunavut Health Minister George Hickes said the government will consider the report. "The Department of Health will review the jury's findings, and will work on...

Buffalo Grove boys basketball team clamps down on defense

Buffalo Grove's Mac Camardo (54) uses his size and strength to get to the basket against Stevenson on Saturday at the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving tournament.

Inuit fear that thin, collared polar bear died of starvation

Joe Savikataaq Jr., a wildlife officer in Arviat, got the call Nov. 22 that the emaciated polar bear was just south of town, near the...

Canada's tourism ministers meet, agree to tourism declaration

Today, the Honorable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and the Honorable Monica...

15th Anniversary: Johnny “Mike” Spann, first American killed in Afghanistan

(blog) (blog)One of those memories for me was the story of Johnny “Mike” Spann, from Winfield, Alabama, the first American killed in … Afghanistan…,...

Nunavut Inuit org wants to drop words like “beneficiary” and “land claim”

Then-NTI president Paul Quassa and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney sign the Nunavut Agreement in 1993. (IMAGE COURTESY OF NTI). Nunavut's Inuit birthright organization wants...

Conservative leadership hopeful Steven Blaney takes on credit card fees

Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger wraps up her northern tour by joining her Nunavut counterpart., Monica Ell-Kanayuk, at the Frobisher Inn, where the...

Stranger Pings: Weird Noise Coming from Arctic Seafloor

Legislative assembly member George Qulaut told the CBC that the mysterious sound's potential effect on wildlife is concerning. "That passage is a migratory route for...

Nunavut changes loan program for homebuyers after ultimatum from MLAs

"Not only for me, the whole committee had issues with it," said MLA Allan Rumbolt, who represents Sanikiluaq. "A person could come off the airplane...

Nunavut MLA raises concern over Inuit employment numbers post-devolution

Nunavut's premier says it's too early to say how devolution will affect Inuit employment. Devolution is the process of giving the territory "province-like powers" and...

Mysterious 'ping' sound from sea floor baffles Igloolik

Paul Quassa, a member of the legislative assembly, says whatever the cause, it's scaring the animals away. "That's one of the major hunting areas in...

Nunavut MLAs pepper minister with polar bear quota questions

In a statement at Nunavut's legislature Oct. 31, Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak said polar bears are becoming a greater threat to communities across the...

Nunavut student allegedly punished for speaking Inuktitut, says MLA

Nunavut politicians were 'shocked' to hear some students in Cape Dorset have apparently been warned not to speak Inuktitut in class or they would be...

Amid suicide crisis, Nunavut MLA wants more traditional Inuit counselling

The day after finding out a grandson had died by suicide, Isaac Shooyook, the MLA for Quttiktuq, rose in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly to call...

MLA presses Nunavut government on waste oil management

Sanikiluaq MLA Allan Rumbolt tabled photos of these steel and plastic drums, many of them containing waste oil, strewn around a lot next to the...

Inuk elder MLA says Nunavut Family Services department traumatizes families

Quttiktuq MLA Isaac Shooyook, a passionate believer in the traditional Inuit ways he absorbed growing up on the land, used question period and a member's...

'A cry for help': Cape Dorset reels after new arson charges

"We don't want to see this again in our community," said David Joanasie, the MLA for South Baffin. "We lost a school already, we don't...

'Our education system is very rigorous': Minister defends Nunavut's schools

"We certainly recognize that we need more resources, and therefore with this budget we are providing those resources," said Paul Quassa. The department recently created...

Varsity roundup: Hanks' two goals lift No. 6 Archbishop Spalding over No. 9 South River, 2-0, in girls soccer

The impact of a fast goal in soccer is often significant, lifting one team and bringing down the other. That was the case Saturday when...

Mount Olive woman among 74 Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inductees

Tebbe's sons followed their sister in joining 4-H: David in 1991 and Keith in 1994. “My favorite time in 4-H, as busy as it was,...

Los Angeles at San Francisco, 9:20 pm (ESPN)

Chicago Bears - Waived DB De'Vante Bausby, TE Ben Braunecker, WR Daniel Braverman, DB Taveze Calhoun, WR B.J. Daniels, QB David Fales, DE Ego Ferguson,...

Cleveland Browns Scribbles on trades, cuts and rookies -

cleveland.com- Terry Plutocleveland.comHere's where they are now: Phil Taylor (2011, out of football); Trent Richardson (2012, out of football); Brandon Weeden (2012, backup QB in...

NFL roster cuts tracker: Mark Sanchez, Justin Forsett among final cuts

... LB John Timu, OT Jason Weaver, CB Kevin Peterson, LS Patrick Scales, WR Marc Mariani, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, QB David Fales, CB Taveze Calhoun,...

Sam Bradford trade proves smart GMs make odd moves at QB

As much as I suggested the Vikings could get by with Shaun Hill at quarterback, it's clear Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer don't agree. (Given...

Nunavut premier's son to appear in court for sentencing Nov. 4

Convicted this past June of sexually interfering with an underage girl, Ian Taptuna, the son of Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna, will appear in an Iqaluit...

Media Advisory: Infrastructure Canada

(press release)... infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Robert C. McLeod, Minister Responsible for Infrastructure; and the Honourable...

Cape Dorset assembles modular classrooms to end 'unfortunate' student schedule

"We did hear from the community that some of the students were missing their classes due to this unfortunate arrangement," said Nunavut's Education Minister Paul...

Cambridge Bay voters weigh in on Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo's future

In Cambridge Bay this past week, Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut's minister responsible for the Qulliit Status of women, declined to comment on Tootoo. “I have nothing...

Bad loan won't change how Nunavut lender does business: CEO

But in her response to the committee's recommendations, tabled in Nunavut's legislature last March, economic development and transportation minister Monica Ell-Kanayuk offered little compromise. “While...

Trudeau Ends Harper's Tradition Of Attending Operation Nanook, Arctic Military Exercise

Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna's spokeswoman, Yasmina Pepa, said the territorial government has enjoyed good access to federal ministers, including Bennett, even after Tootoo's resignation. But...

Nunavut artists organize to greet giant Crystal Serenity vessel

Another group, which included Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut's minister of economic development and transportation, learned how to bead. Elizabeth Gordon taught another group on Aug. 27,...