A study published Thursday in the journal Science shows the first people to settle in the Arctic weren't Inuit but rather ‘paleo-Eskimos’ — a Siberian people not genetically related to today’s Inuit or First Nations people.
The worst forest fire season in decades has ravaged about 33,000 square kilometres of land — an area larger than the size of Vancouver Island. Now people are wondering how animal populations will be affected.
Noel Avadluk, who is representing himself, will testify in his own defence at his sexual assault trial today. Avadluk is accused of the violent rape of a woman in her Yellowknife apartment almost two and a half years ago.
Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna is among the premiers who want to see action taken on the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women, though he would not say outright whether he supports an inquiry or not.
Terry Audla, the president of the of national Inuit group Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is in favour of an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, so long as it addresses the reality faced by Inuit women.
Research by scientists affiliated with Laval University found eight- to 14-year-olds from food insecure families in Nunavik were an average of two centimetres shorter than their friends who had enough to eat.
The Ontario Securities Commission has dismissed allegations of insider trading and tipping against Jowdat Waheed and Bruce Walter, who were key figures in a company that waged a 2011 bidding war for Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.
The federal government is rejecting renewed calls for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in advance of a meeting Wednesday between premiers and native leaders, one of whom says the prime minister is isolated in his position.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke of how Canada must never drop its guard in the face of growing Russian aggression in a chest-thumping address to troops who took part in a series of military manoeuvres off the coast of Baffin Island today.