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NEWS: Around the Arctic July 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from July 10 to July 17

Iqaluit assaults top the list of Nunatsiaq News' most-read stories of the week

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The top photo of the week on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page according to the number of views, likes and shares: Sanikiluaq's Anita Kavik holds up the tail of a beluga she harvested — her first ever — near the King George Islands, July 11. Kavik, 23, told Nunatsiaq News she was out searching for eider duck nests to gather down when she saw a pod of belugas. Her boyfriend gave her his .303 rifle and told her to shoot when they came up for air. It took her a few tries but she managed to finally get one. She called her godmother in Inukjuak right away to tell her and then split the maktaaq between her godmother and local elders. (PHOTO BY ANNIE KAVIK)
The top photo of the week on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page according to the number of views, likes and shares: Sanikiluaq's Anita Kavik holds up the tail of a beluga she harvested — her first ever — near the King George Islands, July 11. Kavik, 23, told Nunatsiaq News she was out searching for eider duck nests to gather down when she saw a pod of belugas. Her boyfriend gave her his .303 rifle and told her to shoot when they came up for air. It took her a few tries but she managed to finally get one. She called her godmother in Inukjuak right away to tell her and then split the maktaaq between her godmother and local elders. (PHOTO BY ANNIE KAVIK)
The second-most popular photo on Facebook during the past week: Keenan Carpenter sings and dances with Christine Tootoo on drum at a Qaggiavuut Society performing arts teacher training workshop in Iqaluit July 15.  The workshop, part of the award-winning Qaggiq Project, brings performing artists from around the Arctic to offer them support and the necessary tools to go back to their communities and teach others their skills. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)
The second-most popular photo on Facebook during the past week: Keenan Carpenter sings and dances with Christine Tootoo on drum at a Qaggiavuut Society performing arts teacher training workshop in Iqaluit July 15. The workshop, part of the award-winning Qaggiq Project, brings performing artists from around the Arctic to offer them support and the necessary tools to go back to their communities and teach others their skills. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)

A Nunatsiaq News story about a Nunavut woman charged in a weekend double assault led the top five most-read stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between July 10 and July 17.

That’s according to Google Analytics, which tracks traffic on the Nunatsiaq News website.

Jennifer Pudloo faces two aggravated assault charges after an early morning altercation July 9 in Iqaluit.

Police said that at about 3:44 a.m. that morning they received report of a “male screaming in the hallway of a building located on Niaqunngusiaq Road.”

When they arrived on the scene, police found a man lying on the side of the road and bleeding near the building.

You can read more here.

Also among the past week’s top stories:

A Nunavut baby dies while under care: Nunavut’s health department has launched an internal investigation into the death of an infant in the Kitikmeot community of Gjoa Haven who was in the care of community health care workers there.

Health officials said July 12 that an investigation was launched “immediately following the incident,” but did not state the circumstances or timing of the baby’s death.

“We cannot comment on the specifics of this matter, as there is an ongoing investigation,” the health department said in a July 12 release.

A former Nunavut nurse faces a new list of complaints: Lawyers for Deborah McKeown and the Registered Nursing Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are now scheduling a special chambers session with a Nunavut judge to decide whether a set of new allegations against McKeown, a former Nunavut nurse, should proceed. Those allegations, which are not proven and are currently under investigation by the Registered Nursing Association of the NWT and Nunavut, span McKeown’s nursing career in the Baffin region between 2011 and 2012.

The Nunavut Law Society accuses lawyer of professional misconduct: The Nunavut Law Society is accusing lawyer Budden of professional misconduct, Justice Paul Bychok heard in the Nunavut Civil Court of Justice in Iqaluit July 12. The nature of the alleged misconduct, which has not yet been proven in court, was not revealed July 12.

Annual deadbeat list shows Nunavut property tax arrears top $3 million: Delinquent property taxpayers outside Iqaluit owe the Government of Nunavut about $3.4 million. But nearly half of that is owed by the defunct mining company that once owned the Jericho mine in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region. Shear Minerals Ltd. owes the GN more than $1.6 million in tax arrears, according to data recently released by the finance department, current to June 30.

And the two lead stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from earlier in July:

• During the week of June 26 to July 26: First Air follows Canadian North in lowering baggage allowance, but the new policy does not apply to beneficiaries, who are still permitted two 70-pound bags.

During the week of July 3 to July 10: Nunavut police are assaulted regularly in line of duty — RCMP V Division commanding officer Michael Jeffrey said Nunavut officers are regularly assaulted in the line of duty but he said police don’t track how many of those assaults lead to a conviction in court.

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