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Amid suicide crisis, Nunavut MLA wants more traditional Inuit counselling

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:05:50 EDT


Amid suicide crisis, Nunavut MLA wants more traditional Inuit counselling

RIDING PROFILE | Lake Laberge — Julie Anne Ames, Brad Cathers, Anne Tayler, Alan Young

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:00:00 EDT


The territory's largest agricultural riding has a history of supporting right-leaning parties. Incumbent Brad Cathers has represented the riding for 14 years.

One year later, did IServeU serve anybody?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:02:00 EDT


One year after Yellowknifers voted in a city councillor backed by an e-democracy site, IServeU is still not up and running. But all hope may not be lost — a spokesman for IServeU says it's launching a test site Oct. 31.

Unilingual Inuit in Ottawa seniors' homes need translators, argues Nunavut MLA

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 EDT


Nunavut's Health Minister says he's looking for way to provide full-time translation services for uniligual Inuit elders who move to Ottawa because of a lack of in-territory facilities, as some residents wait more than 1,000 days for a placement.

Rules set for 1st mid-term review of N.W.T. cabinet in 20 years

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT


N.W.T. MLAs have set the ground rules for a mid-term review of cabinet ministers of the 18th assembly, though cabinet does not agree with the process.

Officer charged after racist comments over death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:02:53 EDT


Ottawa police Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar has been charged with two counts of discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act after making racist comments online about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook.

Drums come to life for Behchoko, N.W.T., youth

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT


The youth camp to create drums from scratch is expected to run for four weeks and will be capped off with a community dance using the newly crafted instruments.

RIDING PROFILE | Whitehorse West — Stu Clark, Richard Mostyn, Elaine Taylor

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EDT


The Yukon Party pulled 58 per cent of the vote in this riding in 2011. Now incumbent Elaine Taylor is opposed by well-known NDP and Liberal candidates.

Stunning drone footage reveals bowhead whales feeding, swimming patterns

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:36:04 EDT


Bowhead whales like their afternoon siestas. That's what UBC's Sarah Fortune realized after she and her fellow researchers gathered and analysed stunning drone footage of the mammals in the eastern Canadian Arctic.

Remembering Jojo: Dene man loved life, music, bingo and Behchoko, N.W.T.

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:00:00 EDT


Joseph Jean Washie, better known as Jojo, was a fixture at every dance and bingo game in Behchoko. Born with Down syndrome, Jojo lived life on his own terms in a community that loved and protected him.

RIDING PROFILE | Riverdale South — Danny Macdonald, Tracy McPhee, Jan Stick

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:00:00 EDT


The Riverdale South riding has been held by all three parties over the years. Incumbent Jan Stick (NDP) is fending off two challengers — a former Yukon ombudsman, and a former government press secretary.

'It saved my life': How managed alcohol program changed Nunavut man

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:00 EDT


Six months ago, Simeonie Kunnuk was binge drinking every day, now he's reaching out to other Inuit to help them manage their addictions.

Meet wrestling's fur-clad, beer-swilling 'King of the Yukon'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EDT


B.C. wrestler Davey Elmhurst wanted a 'quintessentially Canadian' character for the ring. His solution? A barking, howling party animal who finishes his opponents off with a 'Gold Rush' into the turnbuckles.

Yellowknife author debuts memoir two decades in the making

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT


Yellowknife author Laurie Sarkadi's memoir Voice in the Wild, written over more than two decades, launches this weekend.

Quebec's new custom adoption bill could fix ID issues for Inuit

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:25:46 EDT


Sunchild Deer-Okpik, also known as Jaaji, has spent the majority of his adult life trying to sort out issues with his identification — from passports to bank cards, they all bear different names.