Saturday, July 22, 2017

Living Above & Beyond

Celebrating seals

Canada celebrated its first National Seal Products Day May 20 this year. The bill proposing the national day passed into law on May 16. National...

Plan to protect eastern Hudson Bay belugas

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved Nunavik’s new three-year beluga management plan, including a five per cent increase in quota from the...

NWT residents honoured

Recipients of the Order of the Northwest Territories were Recipients of the Order of the Northwest Territories were honoured at the end of May for this...

Improvements galore to new airport

Iqaluit’s new airport is scheduled to open in August 2017. The $300-million improvements include more space, 16 check-in counters, two lanes of security screening,...

AIP announces new prize categories

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP). In its sixth year, the total prize amount has been increased to up...

Inuit tradition alive and well at Ivakkak 2017

All 13 teams with 153 dogs began the 15th Annual Ivakkak 2017 race in Umiujaq, Nunavik, March 28. Community stops included Inukjuak, Puvirnituq, and...

Museum celebrates centennial with new Arctic exhibit

The Arctic’s rich natural diversity and its important connections to humans will be the focus of the newest permanent gallery at the Canadian Museum...

Fifth generation musher wins derby

The Canadian Championship Dog Derby is the main event at the Long John Jamboree that took place, this year, March 24-26 in Yellowknife, Northwest...

Seal imports exempted

The European Union (EU) has recognized the Inuvialuit qualify for an exemption to its ban on the importing of seal products. The EU’s realization...

Celebrating dark skies

The Annual Dark Sky Festival takes place this year from August 17-20, 2017. It is a celebration of the return of dark skies to...