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NEWS: Nunavut May 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from May 15 to May 22

Story on Iqaluit beach shack fire is the most-read of the week

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The most popular photo on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook site, according to views, likes and shares: Andrew Uppahuak Uluadluak, right, of Arviat with Inuk pilot Calvin Tilley, also from Arviat, on the flight deck of Calvin’s Pilatus aircraft, which he flew into Arviat last month on a charter.  Andrew’s mom, Maryanne Uluadluak, said Uppahuak’s dream is to become a pilot, so Calvin let Andrew tour his plane.
The most popular photo on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook site, according to views, likes and shares: Andrew Uppahuak Uluadluak, right, of Arviat with Inuk pilot Calvin Tilley, also from Arviat, on the flight deck of Calvin’s Pilatus aircraft, which he flew into Arviat last month on a charter. Andrew’s mom, Maryanne Uluadluak, said Uppahuak’s dream is to become a pilot, so Calvin let Andrew tour his plane. "If it wasn’t for him, Uppahuak would not have this exciting experience! I wanted to share these photos with Nunatsiaq News in hopes that you can share them too as my way of saying thank you to Calvin Tilley for his kindness and thoughtfulness,” Maryanne Uluadluak said. (PHOTO BY MARYANNE ULUADLUK)
Parents, friends and supporters take many photos when Nunavut Sivuniksavut's graduates danced and sang at the end of their graduation celebration in Ottawa May 15 at the Wabano Centre. (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)
Parents, friends and supporters take many photos when Nunavut Sivuniksavut's graduates danced and sang at the end of their graduation celebration in Ottawa May 15 at the Wabano Centre. (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)

Readers were mainly drawn to serious stories this past week on Nunatsiaqonline.ca, according to our readership information from Google Analytics.

The top story from May 15 to May 22 — that police laid attempted murder charges in connection with an Iqaluit shack fire after a man was seriously injured.

Iqaluit RCMP charged two people in connection with a shack fire on Iqaluit’s beach May 13: Qilluya Lucassie, 23, has been charged with attempt to commit murder and arson with disregard for human life and Peter Sharky, 30, has been charged with assault, mischief and escape from custody, the release said.

Iqaluit’s fire department first received a call about the fire around 8 p.m. May 13, Fire Chief Luc Grandmaison told Nunatsiaq News. You can read more about the fire here.

The second-most read story was about a Nunavut woman who is giving away 40 plane tickets to worthy northerners.

More than 500 people entered a First Air contest to win 40 return airplane tickets, but only one person entered with an idea to launch a contest of her own, and she won.

“I really didn’t think I would win it, to be honest. It was like, ‘Holy cow!’” said Sarah Maniapik, reached in Iqaluit May 17. “It’s going to be pretty amazing to give away 40 tickets, that’s for sure.”

The criteria to get one of Maniapik’s tickets are wide, but the routes themselves are specific. Flights are Iqaluit to Kuujjuaq return, or Montreal to Kuujjuaq return only.

You can read the full story here.

Also among the top five stories of the week:

An investigation into Nunavut cellblock brutality is taking “way too long,” say experts.

Part I of a three-part series on Inuit children in care: The Ottawa-based Inuit community organization, Tungasuvvingat Inuit, which keeps an informal tally, knows of more than 250 Inuit children who have had some contact with the Ottawa Children’s Aid Society in the past five years. Inuit youth represent fewer than 0.1 per cent of all youth in Ottawa but yet they comprise roughly six per cent of all children in care. You can read Part II in the series — Forging a new path for Inuit kids in care — here, and Part III in the series — Half of Canada’s Inuit foster kids live in non-Inuit homes — here.

A Nunavut child is dead, and three are injured in knife incident: One child is dead, while the child’s mother and two siblings are being treated for multiple stab wounds after a May 12 attack in Coral Harbour. The RCMP said May 14 that the three remained in hospital in stable condition, although two of them are in critical condition. A May 24 update said the two boys had been released.

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