Public Service Announcement

For our radio audience on 99.3FM CKOH in Upper Lake Melville, we again apologise for the lack of signal in your area.

We suffered an equipment failure in March and have been working on replacing antennas and transmission lines since.

The equipment has been found in the US, but it is taking much longer than we expected to get it. Once we receive it, we will engage high-riggers to install.

Thank-you again for your patience.

Summer Hours

The Nain Inuit Community Government office would like to inform Nain residents that they will start their summer hours next week.

Effective on Monday, June 5th. 2023.

Office hours are from 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Municipal Services Department: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm until Friday, September 8th, 2023.

On Monday, September 11, 2023 the Nain Inuit Community Government office will then be back to regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Monday to Friday and the Municipal Services Department will be from 8 am to 5 pm.

If anyone has any questions, please call the office at 922-2842.

Also, the OKâlaKatiget Society will be starting our summer hours the same day, on Monday June 5, 2023.

ASP Avoids Labor Shortage With Crab Fishery Resumption

The Association of Seafood Producers says they narrowly avoided labor shortages in the crab fishery.

The Fish, Food and Allied Worker (FFAW) and ASP were able to reach an agreement last week to get boats back on the water.

ASP Executive Director Jeff Loder says now that the crab fishery is underway, workers have returned to plants, but it may have taken a turn had the delay in the fishery lasted any longer.

He says he has not heard of any significant issues with workers moving out of the industry, but they were close to that point, which was a factor in them agreeing to sign the FFAW’s proposal.

Nain Nigivik Center

The Nain Nigivik center are busy preparing for this week’s schedule.

We spoke with Ethan Angnatok the Community Food Worker with the Nain Nigivik Center.

Angnatok says they are seeking interested individuals who would like to cook a meal this week.

He says today Monday, May 29, they will be cooking Beef with Macaroni and cheese.

Their hours of operation is run from 8:30 am to 12 noon and again from 1pm to 4:30pm.

Anyone can come by and join them during the week.

They are located at 2 Siksik Road.

Angnatok says tomorrow, they have homemade burgers on the agenda, followed by chicken stir fry this Wednesday evening, and on Thursday they will make BBQ chicken.

This Friday they will be at the Nain Youth centre preparing foods with youth.

If you would like to find out more information about what’s planned you can contact the Nigivik Center, at 922-2968.

Pauktuutit News

Pauktuutit, Inuit Women of Canada thanks the Nunavut Premier, P.J. AAgeeajok and Minister, Martha Nakashuk for joining Pauktuutit board member, Looee Mike at their opening reception last Wednesday, and to everyone who attended the unveiling of the Red Amautiit Project.

The installation at the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut is the first showing commemorative project.

This work honors the lives and legacies of Missing, Murdered and Inuit Women and Girls and gender-diverse Inuit and is a call to action in raising awareness of the ongoing violence they experienced.

Members of the public are welcome to learn more about the project and view the amautiit in the foyer of the Legislative during regular business hours during the Spring Sitting until June 1.

Going forward, the installation will travel across the country with displays in each region.

Learn more on their website #InuitWomwn.

Cancer Care Foundation

The Cancer Care Foundation celebrated their Swim for Hope Awards yesterday, at the Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Championships.

The swimmers of Swimming NL achieved stellar results for SFH 2023 having over $130,000 !!

On behalf of cancer patients and their families they would like to say thank you to all their amazing swimmers, the Club SFH representatives, and everyone who donated to this great event.

Thank you to presenters for these awards- Eric Rose who is the (President SNL), Laura Edwards the Vice-President SNL, and Katarina Roxan *Canadian Paralympic.

And the gold medalist and proud Aqua Axel. Congratulations to the winners!

Top Three Matthew and Ben Earle (SJL) $6,656.90. Sydnet Hartie (GSLC) $5,000. Bree Belbin (SJL) $4,183.10.

Top Club – St. John’s Legends $39,710.

Story courtesy of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Gerald Asivak Part 2 (Audio)

The Department of Health and Social Development would like to announce some new programs to Nunatsiavut beneficiaries.

We spoke with Gerald Asivak the Minister of Health and Social Development and the Ordinary Member for Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Asivak is happy to announce they now have a temporary emergency shelter based in Hopedale.

He adds they now have emergency shelters located in Nain and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, this is in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Commission operated with the Nunatsiavut Government.

Asivak would like to inform our listeners about what the programs and services are provided to our Nunatsiavut Beneficiaries.

To find out more, click here to hear part 2 with Gerald Asivak.

Youth Center Update

The Youth Center in the day is holding an after school program for youth ages 13-30 years of age.

Amy Maggo is the Nain Youth Outreach Worker along with Karen Andersen who is the Regional Youth Program Coordinator.

Ethan Angnatok will be going down to the Youth Center during the afternoon from 2p.m until 4:30p.m and will be holding a cooking session with youth for any youth that is interested in doing so.

Tupik Program

The Department of Language, Culture and Tourism will be offering a Tupik program in Nain.

This Tupik program will be held at the Nain Ball field this Tuesday May 30th, 2023.

Activities will include Learning the inuttitut language, Storytelling, Traditional activities and games, having traditional foods, fishing and pitsik/iKalujak making and much more.

If you would like to know more information about this Tupik program, please contact Shirley Jararuse or Robyn Martin.

They can be reached by email: or or by calling their office number at: 922-2052 or 922-2051 for more information.

Tom Gordon’s New Book Launch (Audio)

There will be a new book launch taking place in Nain tomorrow at the Nain Illusuak Center.

We spoke with Tom Gordon.

He will be holding his new book launch in Nain tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 1 pm.

Click here to hear more about his new book “Upstairs.”