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The Nunavut RCMP's major crimes unit and the Baker Lake detachment are assisting the chief coroner in investigating the cause of death.
Victims of convicted pedophile Ed Horne are getting discouraged, are losing faith in the justice system, and two have even died, the court heard as their convoluted lawsuit resurfaced in an Iqaluit courtroom on Tuesday.
As regional airlines start to feel the shortage of pilots, one northern airline is banking on its own flight school as a solution to the problem.
Sentenced for his second impaired driving offence, Jack Anawak will serve 30 days in jail, the minimum amount of time permitted by the Criminal Code.
If approved, customers could see their power rates go up an average 7.6 per cent over two years.
The current quota is 34 bears. Some community groups say they want a higher number.
The gymnastics club in Rankin Inlet has challenges with flight costs, finding space and equipment to practice — but they're not giving up on making the 2019 World Gymnaestrada in Austria.
A 23-year old man from Kimmirut, Nunavut, has been charged with nine firearms related offences, after an incident Monday night.
Management within Nunavut's court services division says the findings of a toxic workplace investigation may have been a result of 'systemic investigator bias.'
They’re considered a lifeline to officers in the field, but new numbers reveal all of the RCMP’s Operational Communications Centres across the country are understaffed, in some cases by as much as 50 per cent or more.video
The lunch program, run by food studies teacher Lael Kronick, looks to teach students where their food comes from and what goes into making healthy food. Kronick started the program after observing her students and learning more about food insecurity in Iqaluit.
Nunavut will get more money to prepare for climate change as part of the federal government's 2017 budget, starting this year.
Marie Tiktak celebrated her 47 years as an interpreter and an X-ray technician in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
Every New Year's day, hunters young and old get up on a high place and throw candies (and other objects) at a crowd of people in their community. Here's why.video
The RCMP is not investigating a fire that destroyed a 5-plex in Iqaluit on Monday night, though the fire department is still looking into the cause of the fire.
A new and until now unknown population of Indigenous North Americans has been identified in the Jan. 3 edition of the prestigious science journal Nature.
A family managed to rescue a bag of sealskin kamiit (boots), but little else from a house fire that left them and four other families homeless on Monday night.
Two youth were medevaced out of Hall Beach, Nunavut, with serious injuries after a snowmobile accident on New Years day, say police.
Firefighters have put out a fire that started late Monday night in the 2200 block of homes. An excavator has demolished the whole building.
CBC North will be monitoring our Facebook inbox and email for photos from New Year's Eve celebrations across the North.
Iqaluit has rung in the New Year with a family fireworks show since 2006, but this year the celebration will also take the time to look back.
James Eetoolook, Andrew Qappik, Minnie Grey, Gérard Duhaime, Douglas Stenton, Abel Bosum and Stephanie Dixon will also become members of the Order.
Nunavut MLA Patterk Netser says he wants to see a review of the government’s medical travel policy after hearing from constituents who say they've flown down south, only to find they have no appointments.
With 10 per cent of residents in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, infected with active or latent tuberculosis, the Government of Nunavut is looking for new ways to combat the disease.
A new Facebook policy that bans the sale of animal products caused frustration for vendors in Nunavut, who were blocked from posting sealskin crafts in the lead up to Christmas.
Two years after the last collective agreement lapsed, the Nunavut Employees Union, which represents more than 100 unionized city employees, has reached a new deal with the City of Iqaluit.
With 2017 coming to an end, we looked back at your best user-submitted photos of the year. Many more are deserving, but here are the 10 best from across the North, plus 20 honourable mentions, as chosen by CBC North.
As we round the corner toward Christmas, your best photos from across the territories for the week take on a festive vibe: everything from young providers, to spectacular sunsets, to Santa paying the bills when he's not flying his sled.
It began as a personal mission to revive a traditional Inuit custom. Now, it's become a published book — one that Angela Hovak Johnston hopes will inspire Inuit women across Canada.
Nunavut—perhaps not surprisingly—is the only jurisdiction in Canada without a territorial tree, but a national environmental organization is looking to change that.
Children in Igloolik, Nunavut, will get a welcome surprise this Christmas. The Igloolik Co-op ordered too many toys and management is donating them to the community.
The Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, is becoming a reality after the community raised more than the $3 million it needed to get the project to the finish line.
A day after Sabina Gold and Silver announced it had secured a $66 million investment from a Chinese backer, the company reported it had received its final project certificate from the Nunavut Impact Review Board.
According to court documents, Gregory Campbell, 52, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his crimes, and two years probation, before he was hired as principal for Nasivvik High School in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
Iqaluit's only funeral director says he has $350,000 worth of unpaid invoices for burials dating back to 2013.
The question on the ballot will be: “Are you in favour of ending the current system of liquor restriction in Baker Lake and having an unrestricted system where only the general liquor laws of Nunavut apply?”
New dates have been announced for community hearings in Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, as part of the MMIWG national inquiry.
David Mikkigak made an appearance by video conference at the Nunavut Court of Justice on Tuesday.
The Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation has alerted the Nunavut Impact Review Board it is on track to haul more iron ore from the Mary River mine than it's licensed to haul.
Amazing wilderness views — and one tangled-up holiday pooch — are the highlights of your best photos of the past week from Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Nunavik.
In 2019, Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, as part of the artist collective Isuma, will represent Canada at one of the most prestigious art exhibitions in the world, the Venice Biennale.
Respondents to a survey by Nunavut's government were largely in favour of the federal government's plan to legalize cannabis, though opinions differ on how that should happen.
The most recent edition of The Canadian Press Stylebook had several errors about Inuit but the editor says the 3,000 copies won't be recalled.
In hamlet elections that occurred across the territory on Monday, Nunavut’s languages commissioner heard that more than one community ran English-only elections.
All Nunavut hamlets, except Iqaluit, voted in new leadership on Monday.
A family of dog lovers is now able to adopt little Bear — a tiny, husky pup from Iqaluit — after questioning a city bylaw that prohibited them from adopting her.
Nunavut's health department is warning residents to avoid foxes in and around the community — especially if they show strange behaviour such as staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making strange noises.
Nunavut’s languages commissioner had polling shut down and ballots shredded in Kuguluktuk’s hamlet election because the requisite translations were not available to voters.
Premier Paul Quassa has announced more changes to the government's senior management. The changes will take effect in the new year.
Aspiring drivers in Nunavut's Baffin and Kivalliq regions need to act quickly to make sure they have their tests booked for next year, as changes to the way driving tests are done come into effect.
The holidays are upon us, so what better time to break open our bag of your best photos from across the North? Enjoy our mega-sized gallery of the best user-submitted shots from across the territories sent by you over the last three weeks.
Winners won up to $5,000 in cash and a chance to professionally record their songs on a CD.
The Iqaluit Music Society won the northern region’s 2017 social innovator award at the Canada's Volunteer Awards in Ottawa on Dec. 5.
Infants and young children exposed to the smoke are sick more often than children who are not. They are at risk for pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, ongoing coughing and breathing problems.
Sabina Gold and Silver has received approval from Carolyn Bennett, the federal minister responsible for northern affairs, to build a gold mine approximately 400 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
Cloutier is the 25th person to receive the Prix de la Justice since it was created in 1991 to recognize Quebecers who have promoted justice in the province.
Municipal elections are coming up on Dec. 11 for all communities in Nunavut, except for Iqaluit.
A grandmother in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, was unaware her grandson, who’d been living with her, had been taken to Iqaluit for mental health treatment.
The $240 million for Nunavut translates to about 48 new homes per year, says the president of the housing corporation.
A fox that is sick may appear friendly, warns the territorial government.
When the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour was grounded last year, tour organizer Nancy McClure explained that the tour had run out of money to finish. But it appears the tour had been fueled primarily by hope and volunteer money from the beginning.
Just over a year since Canada Post opened its first run-off site for parcel pick-up, it has closed it and moved to a bigger location at 1057 Mivvik Street.
A man was arrested for drunk driving and armed robbery after he robbed a local business, and later jammed a stolen City of Iqaluit vehicle between guardrails on the Apex bridge.
The Canadian Forces says it will follow the recommendations of its ombudsman, who issued a report Tuesday saying the Canadian Rangers are not getting the health care and support they are entitled to.
Students attending Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an Inuit youth college program in Ottawa, may soon be able to live in a residence building of their own.
Police found a 28-year-old woman with no vital signs in a residence at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a spokesperson with the Kativik Regional Police Force.
Inuit traditional knowledge played a role in the development of the historic ban on commercial fishing in the High Arctic, signed onto last week.
Rows of solar panels were installed on two buildings in Kuujuuaq, Que., this September, and it’s generated a "significant amount” of energy for the community so far.
Five years ago the community of Kuujjuaq got its first special Christmas tree delivery.
As the federal government announces a $40 billion, 10-year housing strategy, a Nunavut woman is bringing attention to the dire housing situation in the territory by detailing the lengths her family went to to obtain a home of their own.
Nancy Mike says 'it's an honour' to have The Jerry Cans named 2017's Northerners of the Year.
A week and a half after being sworn in, Nunavut's new Premier Paul Quassa has shuffled the government's senior management.
The Health Department confirmed cases in Iqaluit, Hall Beach and Pond Inlet, and says it will quickly spread to all of Nunavut.
It was the first time the public got to have their say on the new designs and plan for Nunavut’s infamous prison Tuesday — and it was dominated with concerns for inmates.
On Wednesday, representatives from Greenland presented the European Parliament in Brussels the idea of a QR barcode to help consumers identify legal seal products. Northern sealing advocates from the N.W.T. and Nunavut were there to support the new initiative.
A diamond mining project in Nunavut may have just gotten a whole lot bigger, as Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. says a kimberlite deposit at its Chidliak site is twice as deep as previously estimated.
The regional selection committee for the Arctic Inspiration Prize has announced ten projects shortlisted for their 2017 awards, including two finalists for a $1 million prize.
Dustin Nanordluk is a six-year-old from Nunavut with a rare form of leukemia. He had his hockey dream come true this week, when he took part in a ceremonial puck drop at a Winnipeg Jets game.
Sylvia Kablutsiak is only in Grade 11, but she had a taste of what it was like to become a police officer at the RCMP training depot in Regina.
Paul Sr. Qulitalik says he "had a rough week," but he’s grateful to be alive after spending four nights on the land in Nunavut, lost in an Arctic blizzard.
A trip to Rankin Inlet led to the opportunity to travel the territory collecting recipes for two women, who will serve as publishing consultants for a new cookbook for Nunavummiut and by Nunavummiut.
Northern government leaders and homelessness advocates are generally pleased with what they've heard in the federal government's recently announced $40B housing plan, but say they are still waiting to see how it will apply to the territories.
The man and the boy were found walking towards Hall Beach, Nunavut after search and rescue teams spent four days out on the land looking for them.
Strange behaviour by bowhead whales in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, left researchers perplexed — until they realized the whales were using boulders like pumice stones to exfoliate their skin.readcomments video
Inuit from Canada and Greenland hope to convince at least four governments to let them manage and travel freely over an international stretch of Arctic ocean that's one of the most productive environments in the North.
Rankin Inlet community hearings for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls has been rescheduled.
It's been four days since the man and boy went missing while travelling from Igloolik to Hall Beach, Nunavut. Search and rescue teams are still working hard.
Nunavut experienced some 'strange' weather in the past few days, causing shipping containers to fly through one community and muddy puddles in another.
A man and a 13-year-old boy went missing in blizzard conditions while travelling to Hall Beach by snowmobile late Sunday night.
Nunavut's Department of Health has declared the second whooping cough outbreak since May of last year over.
Members of Nunavut's fifth Legislative Assembly were sworn in Tuesday in Iqaluit.
A five-year-old boy has non-life-threatening injuries after a driver struck him with a pickup truck on Saturday.
A strong wind warning is in effect for Iqaluit on Monday, causing closures across the city. Gusts as strong as 110 km/h are possible in the region.
Nunavut's new premier-elect says he's 'very humbled,' and 'pleasantly surprised' to have received the confidence of the house that voted him in.
Winter is here, and the weather phenoma of the season - from sundogs to aurora - highlight your best photos from across the territories, along with some major hunting milestones.
The Nunavut health separtment has created food safety guidelines on how to handle and serve country food in the territory — especially to people who are already sick, or have weak immune systems.
A man from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, was arrested after a stabbing death Thursday afternoon.
An Iqaluit man is in hospital after being found severely injured inside a garbage bin, say RCMP. Two men have been charged with aggravated assault and criminal negligence causing bodily harm in connection with the incident.
A Pangnirtung man is facing several charges after violently attacking a man, and assaulting a woman in Iqaluit on Tuesday.
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