Latest Iqaluit Stories

2014-05-02 16:23:19

Starting tomorrow, Clara Hughes continues the journey to a stigma-free Canada in the Northwest Territories and Yukon IQALUIT, NU, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Bell Let's Talk spokesperson and 6-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes is bringing the conversation about mental health and a stigma-free Canada to Yellowknife tomorrow, before heading out on May 7 to ride the Dempster Highway across the Arctic Circle - 776 kilometres from Inuvik, NT to Dawson City, YT. Clara wraps up her Ride across...

2014-05-02 08:28:20

-- New program launched today by Clara Hughes here in Canada's northern-most capital, on Day 50 of Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk -- Nunavut Kamatisiaqtut Help Line is the first beneficiary, with a cash donation and communications services provided by Bell subsidiary Northwestel IQALUIT, NU, May 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Let's Talk today announced $1 million in funding for community mental health resources...

2014-04-30 12:28:23

-- Clara Hughes departs Kuujjuaq, QC May 1 for the territories, bringing the mental health conversation to Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet in Nunavut tomorrow -- Northwestel is proud to join in sponsoring Clara's Big Ride KUUJJUAQ, QC, April 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Clara Hughes, Canada's 6-time Olympic medalist and Bell Let's Talk national spokesperson, will head to Nunavut tomorrow as she continues her Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk across Canada's North. Today, Clara has...

2014-02-22 12:20:08

IQALUIT, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today concluded his five-day tour of the territories with a visit to Iqaluit accompanied by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Minister for the Arctic Council and Member of Parliament for Nunavut. In Iqaluit, Minister Kenney learned first-hand about the territories' strong economy, met with employers and training...

2010-03-24 15:10:00

Birds uniquely adapted to cool, dry summers IQALUIT -- Warmer, wetter weather in the Canadian Arctic could create problems for nesting seabirds, say a team of Canadian scientists who, between them, have spent over 7,000 days observing birds in the North. Arctic birds are uniquely adapted to survive in the cold, dry summers that mark the high Arctic. However, warmer temperatures are bringing more storm events, including incidents of heavy fog, rain, freezing rain, wet snow and stronger winds....

2008-06-15 15:00:43

By THE CANADIAN PRESS IQALUIT, Nunavut - If you think current high fuel costs make a single tank of gas expensive, imagine having to buy an entire year's supply for a whole territory at this summer's prices. That's the situation faced by the government of Nunavut as it lays in a year's reserve of fuel for everything from diesel generators to snowmobiles. Exploding oil prices could take an unexpected $100-million bite out of an already-stretched territorial budget. "We need some help,"...

2007-03-01 09:15:00

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the United States has come under heavy criticism, including from people who live almost on top of the world. The Inuits of Northern Canada and beyond are taking their case against the United States on Thursday to an international human rights commission. They have scant chance of a breakthrough but still hope to score moral and political points against the U.S. and its carbon spewers. "The point here is that our way of life...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.