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Nunavut struggles to care for elders closer to home

"Elders establish the backbone of Nunavut culture and language and the Inuit fabric across the communities," said Rankin Inlet South's Alexander Sammurtok, quoting the government's...

Despite support, uncertain timeline for beer-wine store openings: Nunavut minister

That was the timeline revealed in the Nunavut legislature May 30 by Finance Minister Keith Peterson, also the minister responsible for Nunavut's liquor commission, in...

Nunavut MLAs reverse course on controversial language/education act

Committee chairperson Tom Sammurtok said the bill should not pass to a third reading, which means it will be ignored until it dies with the...

Nunavut community reeling from devastating weekend tragedy

Rankin Inlet South MLA Alexander Sammurtok said his constituents are grieving and have rallied behind the families, who have lost husbands, fathers and sons. “The...

Dog that mauled 4-year-old girl had no history of violence

The dog that mauled a four-year-old girl to death in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Monday had no history of violence. The dog was a pet belonging...

Nunavut premier wants Okalik to retract caribou statements

During question period, the MLA for Rankin Inlet North Chesterfield Inlet Tom Sammurtok asked Nunavut's Minister of Environment to describe specific protection measures that will...

'There is a big backlog of freight just sitting here in Rankin [Inlet],' says ...

The other two flights are on Summit Air's Avro RJ85s, which are subcontracted to First Air — an aircraft not suited for that route's cargo...

Tom Sammurtok, ex-cabinet minister, censured by Nunavut legislature

Nunavut MLAs voted unanimously Wednesday to censure a former cabinet minister charged with drunk driving earlier this year. Tom Sammurtok, MLA for Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield...

Rankin Inlet North MLA Tom Sammurtok fined $1500 for drunk driving

Nunatsiaq NewsNunavut MLA Tom Sammurtok was fined $1,500 and banned from driving for a year after pleading guilty to drunk driving in an Iqaluit courtroom...

Former Nunavut cabinet minister back in court June 4 for guilty pleas

Former Nunavut cabinet minister Tom Sammurtok is expected to plead guilty to two charges he faces relating to impaired driving, Sammurtok's defence lawyer said in...

Tom Sammurtok, Nunavut MLA, charged with drunk driving

Tom Sammurtok, the MLA for Rankin Inlet North – Chesterfield Inlet, has been stripped of his portfolio after he was charged with drunk driving on...

NunatsiaqOnline 2015-03-18: NEWS: Nunavut set to save $32 ...

Tom Sammurtok, Nunavut's minister of Community and Government Services, answers questions from mayors at the Baffin Mayor's Forum March 17, with deputy minister Roy Green...

More Care for Elders Needed in Nunavut - CCLA Rights Watch ...

A recent inquiry has been launch into the lack of funding for elder care in Nunavut. Alexander Sammurtok, the MLA for Rankin Inlet South has...

Five Nunavut hamlets bring water licences into line with federal standards

David Joanasie, MLA for South Baffin, asks Tom Sammurtok, the minister of Community and Government Services, about the status of Nunavut hamlet's water licenses, Feb.

NunatsiaqOnline 2015-02-25: NEWS: Nunavut legislature: MLA ...

Tununiq MLA Joe Enook asked CGS minister Tom Sammurtok Feb. 24 about what the Government of Nunavut will do to help Pond Inlet clean up...

Pond Inlet phone screw-ups a big safety concern: Nunavut MLA

Later in the Oct. 22 session, Tom Sammurtok, the minister of Community and Government Services, said other Nunavut communities have seen similar problems. “We have...

La nouvelle tête de l'ABC

Michele Hollins, la nouvelle présidente de l'Association du Barreau Canadien (ABC) pour l'année 2014-2015, a pris ses fonctions aujourd'hui à l'issue de la Conférence juridique...

Nunavut to Iqaluit: extinguish dumpcano with your own money

The letter, signed by Tom Sammurtok, the community government minister, was sent to Mary Wilman, Iqaluit's deputy mayor, on Aug. 1. (See embedded letter below.)...

Team Nunavut heads to North American Indigenous Games

“I want to thank the territorial sport organizations, especially the coaches and volunteers who devote countless hours to provide youth with the opportunity to participate...

An overview of dump fix options for Iqaluit

Sometimes fires are put out by spraying a special firefighting foam on it, something Government of Nunavut community and government services minister Tom Sammurtok suggested...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-06-19: NEWS: Nunavut hamlet council votes ...

A June 19 news release said the hamlet council has passed a motion to make a formal name change request to Tom Sammurtok, the minister...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-06-18: NEWS: Environment Canada's more ...

“We are, in fact, looking at using foam,” the GN's minister of community and government services Tom Sammurtok said June 9 at the Nunavut legislative...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-06-18: NEWS: Rookie MLA from Rankin Inlet ...

He represents the community alongside Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet MLA Tom Sammurtok, his uncle. Over the last four months, Sammurtok has had to learn the...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-04-08: NEWS: Nunavut signs for its share of ...

Leona Aglukkaq, the MP for Nunavut, and Tom Sammurtok, minister of Community and Government Services for the territory, shake hands at the territorial legislative assembly...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-04-08: NEWS: Nunavut signs for its share of ...

Leona Aglukkaq, the MP for Nunavut, and Tom Sammurtok, minister of Community and Government Services for the territory, shake hands at the territorial legislative assembly...

80 percent Inuit, arctic sports is a way of Nunavut life

“Our athletes have dedicated countless hours toward practicing their sport for an opportunity to participate at a high-level competition like the AWGs,” said Tom Sammurtok,...

Pond Inlet residents await word on their dysfunctional new arena

Enook threw a series of questions about the matter to Tom Sammurtok, minister of community and government services, on March 7. Sammurtok could only say...

Team Nunavut announces 279-member roster for Arctic Winter Games

“Our athletes have dedicated countless hours toward practising their sport for an opportunity to participate at a high-level competition like the AWGs,” Tom Sammurtok, the...

Alexander Sammurtok sworn in as Rankin Inlet South MLA ...

Nunavut's newest MLA was sworn in just in time for the start of this legislative sitting. Alexander Sammurtok took his oath before territorial commissioner Edna...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-03-07: NEWS: Baffin mayors question GN on ...

Lam and Bill Westwell, senior manager of municipal planning at CGS, did their best to answer many of the same questions that Baffin mayors threw...

J. Michael Miltenberger – Northern Employee Benefits Services ...

At this time I wanted to acknowledge and thank my Nunavut counterpart, the Honourable Tom Sammurtok, Minister of Community and Government Services, for the excellent...

New Nunavut MLA ready to work “for the people” - Nunatsiaq News

The newly-elected Rankin Inlet South MLA, Alexander Sammurtok, received a congratulatory phone call from Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna Feb. 11, the morning after he took...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-02-10: NEWS: Alexander Sammurtok beats ...

The community's two ridings are now represented by the Sammurtok family; Alexander Sammurtok will join his uncle Tom Sammurtok, who was elected this past October...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-02-10: NEWS: Alexander Sammurtok beats ...

The community's two ridings are now represented by the Sammurtok family; Alexander Sammurtok will join his uncle Tom Sammurtok, who was elected this past October...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-02-10: NEWS: Kusugak, Sammurtok will ...

Voters in Rankin Inlet South will make a second attempt to choose between candidates Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok today, Feb. 10. Polls opened at...

Investing in Sport Development and Participation in Nunavut - SIRC

IQALUIT - On behalf of Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency...

Canada and Nunavut Celebrate Grand Opening of New Igloolik ...

... by the continued partnership between our governments on infrastructure projects across Nunavut." -Honourable Tom Sammurtok, Minister of the Department of Community and Government Services,...

In Rankin South, Kusugak and Sammurtok ... - Nunatsiaq News

10 by-election. When the deadline for candidate declarations expired Feb. 10, Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok were the only candidates to put their names forward.

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-01-06: NEWS: Elections Nunavut issues writ ...

5, the two candidates — Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok — ended up in an unbreakable tie, each with 172 votes. Sammurtok has already confirmed...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-01-06: NEWS: Elections Nunavut issues writ ...

5, the two candidates — Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok — ended up in an unbreakable tie, each with 172 votes. Sammurtok has already confirmed...

2014 Election Preview - Student Vote - News

Nunavut went to the polls for a general election in October, and candidates Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok both received 172 votes in Rankin Inlet...

NunatsiaqOnline 2013-12-04: NEWS: Nunavut union asks GN for ...

Doug Workman, the president of the Nunavut Employees Union, wants Tom Sammurtok, the minister of Community Government and Services, to order a forensic investigation to...

NunatsiaqOnline 2013-11-14: NEWS: Elections Nunavut: Rankin ...

After the Oct. 28 Nunavut election, the only two candidates to run for the position — Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok — were tied in...

NunatsiaqOnline 2013-11-05: NEWS: Nunavut recounts produce ...

Following the recount, Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok remain tied at 172 votes each. That means there will be a by-election in that riding. A...

NunatsiaqOnline 2013-10-09: NEWS: Rankin Inlet North candidates ...

Rankin Inlet North candidates agree on Nunavut-Manitoba road. Donna Adams, Qilak Kusugak, Harry Niakrok, Tom Sammurtok contesting Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet. SARAH ROGERS. “As full...

PAIRSonnalites | Nordic: Rankin Inlet South's Alexander Sammurtok ...

Rankin Inlet South's Alexander Sammurtok wants to help youth, elders - Sammurtok, a recently-retired civil servant with the Government of Nunavut, decided to put his...

Rankin Inlet South's Alexander Sammurtok wants ... - Nunatsiaq News

It's a two-person race in Rankin Inlet South for the Oct. 28 territorial election, with Alexander Sammurtok running against incumbent Lorne Kusugak in the redrawn...