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NEWS: Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 3:57 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between July 17 and July 24

Manslaughter judgment leads the past week's top five stories

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The top photo of the week on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page based on views, likes and shares: Fans greet the Chicago Blackhawks’ newest forward, Jordin Tootoo, as he donned his new jersey earlier this month at the team’s annual convention in the Windy City.  The 33-year-old from Rankin Inlet signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks earlier this month valued at $750,000. The Blackhawks' pre-season starts Sept. 28. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS).
The top photo of the week on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page based on views, likes and shares: Fans greet the Chicago Blackhawks’ newest forward, Jordin Tootoo, as he donned his new jersey earlier this month at the team’s annual convention in the Windy City. The 33-year-old from Rankin Inlet signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks earlier this month valued at $750,000. The Blackhawks' pre-season starts Sept. 28. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS).
Photos of Iqaluit's wet, wet weather July 21 and July 22— and the damage the record-breaking rainfall caused in Apex —  drew thousands of views on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)
Photos of Iqaluit's wet, wet weather July 21 and July 22— and the damage the record-breaking rainfall caused in Apex — drew thousands of views on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)

More than 10 years have passed since Leanne Irkootee died — but she’s not forgotten: this past week, readers of Nunatsiaqonline.ca wanted to learn about the final judgment on the 2004 killing of 22-year-old Irkootee in Rankin Inlet.

Her killer, Adrian Van Eindhoven, pleaded guilty July 15 to manslaughter in an Iqaluit courtroom.

Nunavut Deputy Justice Casimir Herold, who normally sits on the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, then accepted a joint submission from lawyers, which included agreement on a 15-year jail sentence.

Van Eindhoven, 42, sentenced to time served, emerged from the courthouse a free man shortly after 5 p.m. the same day clutching a white sack containing his personal possessions.

Van Eindhoven, who successfully appealed two convictions of second-degree murder and two life sentences, has already served 12 years in prison.

You can read more about the sentencing here.

Among the other top five stories of the week, according to Google Analytics which tracks online traffic:

• A Resolute Bay man is in critical condition after a stabbing.  Officers responded to reports of a disturbance July 16 at around 10:30 p.m., when they discovered a man with multiple stab wounds. The man was treated at the Resolute Bay health centre before being medevaced for further treatment to Iqaluit. Nancy Amarualik, 53, was charged with aggravated assault and later released with conditions.

Caribou meat now has a different taste, Inuit elders say. Nunavut Arctic College Media published a new book this month detailing Inuit elders’ observations of climate change from across the Canadian Arctic.

Greenpeace Canada’s Arctic Sunrise icebreaker will set sail from Atlantic Canada in early August, loaded with 27 solar panels to install on the Clyde River community hall. Greenpeace organizers say that Hollywood actor and climate change activist Emma Thompson and her daughter are planning to visit Clyde River to meet the ship when it arrives.

Nunavut patient boarding home has room to grow in Ottawa. Follow the Nunatsiaq News recent tour of the Larga Baffin facility, which can now accommodate up to 225 patients at a time.

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