Highlights / Iqaluit


Federal government apologizes to Baffin Inuit for sled dog killings, forced relocations

The apology comes with $20 million to fund cultural activities and healing programs Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett gave a wide-ranging apology to Inuit of Baffin Island in Iqaluit on Wednesday. “We failed to provide you with proper housing, »

Indigenous, Politics

Ottawa unveils new agreement to address Arctic housing crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government has reached a new housing agreement with Nunavut to help address the housing crisis across Canada’s Arctic territory. Under the 10-year agreement the federal and territorial governments will provide nearly $316 million »

Indigenous, Society

Fire in remote Iqaluit raises concerns about supplies

The mayor and residents of the arctic community of Iqaluit are concerned about having enough supplies after fire broke out in the main grocery and general retailer late on Nov. 7, 2018. Most perishable food is brought into the town »


Prince Charles kicks off Canadian tour in Iqaluit

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall touched down Thursday in Iqaluit, kicking off a three-day royal visit that’s scheduled to culminate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa this weekend as Canada marks its 150th anniversary. The royal couple was greeted »

Environment, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Plenty of water? Arctic communities on the verge of running out

Looking at a map of Arctic Canada, it seems there are literally thousands of lakes and rivers, yet many Arctic communities are facing water shortages or threats of shortages to come. Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut Territory, will be facing that »


Negotiations to control fishing at the top of the world

Arctic nations and several others will meet in Iqaluit in northern Canada this week to discuss controls for a potential Arctic fishery in international waters. The meeting takes place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from July 6-8. Since the beginning of »

International, Society

Canadian northern guides lead farm tractor to the South Pole

They live in Iqaluit, in Canada’s high Arctic, but recently found themselves guiding an attempt to drive an ordinary farm tractor to the South Pole in Antarctica. Dutchwoman, 38 year old Manon Osservoort and team at the south Pole 10;30 »

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Arctic Economic Council to meet in Nunavut in September

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The first official meeting of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Economic Council will take place in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut this September, Canada announced in a news »

Economy, Environment, Society

“Dumpcano” costs mounting. Landfill fires in Arctic towns

They’re calling it the “dumpcano” a combination of dump (landfill) and volcano. In Canada’s far north the town of Iqaluit, Nunavut, a fire has been burning in the town dump since May 20, which townspeople have nicknamed the “dumpcano” Letting »


‘Dumpcano’ blows smelly smoke over Iqaluit

A fire at Iqaluit’s landfill is blowing so much foul-smelling smoke over the city, that it forced the closing of schools and prompted a health warning. This brave young Iqaluit resident sports a ‘dumpcano’ T-shirt. © Tony Rose aka Nunageek/Twitter Dubbed »