Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason, northern news trailblazer, dies at 84

The late Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason, 84, a big man with a big vision who brought the printed word to every corner of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, died Aug. 9 in Ottawa, nunavutnews.com reported last week.

His legacy is Northern News Services Ltd., the company he began building in 1972 after he launched the Yellowknifer, the first of six weekly newspapers that serve readers and advertisers across the two territories.

“He really believed in the power of print to give people a voice,” Bill Braden, a former NNSL employee, told Nunatsiaq News.

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