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NEWS: Iqaluit February 13, 2013 - 10:59 am

Photo: Sedna, stolen and recovered

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This carving of Sedna is back on display at the offices of the Government of Nunavut's Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs after being stolen Feb. 11. A man later tried to sell the carving at Iqaluit's Elks Club, but, after being challenged about where the carving came from, he ended up giving it to the prospective buyer and leaving the club. The carving was one of six carvings worth thousands of dollars which were stolen Feb. 11 from the EIA offices at the Astroplex. Another large carving of an eagle was bought by an unsuspecting art lover for $40. Due to photos posted on Facebook and flyers circulated around town, the EIA has recovered all but two of the missing pieces. Still at large: a necklace and a giant-sized muskox.
This carving of Sedna is back on display at the offices of the Government of Nunavut's Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs after being stolen Feb. 11. A man later tried to sell the carving at Iqaluit's Elks Club, but, after being challenged about where the carving came from, he ended up giving it to the prospective buyer and leaving the club. The carving was one of six carvings worth thousands of dollars which were stolen Feb. 11 from the EIA offices at the Astroplex. Another large carving of an eagle was bought by an unsuspecting art lover for $40. Due to photos posted on Facebook and flyers circulated around town, the EIA has recovered all but two of the missing pieces. Still at large: a necklace and a giant-sized muskox. "We're lucky to get some of the carvings back," said Dave Pealow, director of corporate services for EIA. One of two men sought in connection with the theft of the carvings has been arrested, Pealow said. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE EIA)

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