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-none- July 31, 2001 - 5:41 pm

Cambridge Bay finds its voice — again

Community radio returns to CamBay

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

IQALUIT — With the turn of a knob, community radio returned to the airwaves in Cambridge Bay last week after almost a decade’s absence.

Since Aug. 20, the station has played music and aired local information for three-and-a-half hours each week-day.

Just days after the first...

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-none- July 31, 2001 - 5:40 pm

First we take Tasiujaq, then we take the world

Iglulingmiut Web cast from a Baffin outpost camp

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ALISON BLACKDUCK

IQALUIT — A coordinator of the ambitious new Nunatinnit Nomadic Media Lab says the vagaries of weather still trump the power of the Internet.

“Our main obstacles were never technical obstacles,” Katarina Soukup said in a telephone interview from Igloolik.

For five days, a...

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-none- July 28, 2001 - 5:29 pm

Union leader slams GN for hiring police

Premier argues new police are essential for safety

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

IQALUIT — While Nunavut communities are applauding the news that the territory will get 14 new RCMP officers, one union official is irate about the announcement.

Doug Workman, the president of the Nunavut Employees Union, says his organization is angry with the territorial...

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-none- July 28, 2001 - 5:28 pm

Diavik, KIA sign job agreement

Mine pledges to offer training, work to Kitikmeot Inuit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — The Diavik diamond mine and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association have struck a deal to help provide jobs for KIA beneficiaries.

The two groups signed a “participation agreement” in Kugluktuk on Sept. 23.

The agreement states that Diavik will offer training, employment and business...

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-none- July 28, 2001 - 5:27 pm

Jailbird nabbed after fleeing BCC

How well-guarded are Iqaluit’s inmates?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

AARON SPITZER

IQALUIT — A Baffin Correction Centre inmate who fled custody last week was caught by Iqaluit RCMP about 14 hours later.

Noah Shoviga, who slipped away during a community outing for inmates around 10 p.m. Sept. 21, was arrested without incident around noon the next day.

Shoviga...

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-none- July 28, 2001 - 3:38 pm

Iqaluit starts billing again

City will try to catch up on unpaid water delivery invoices.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MIRIAM HILL


IQALUIT – Backlogged water bills will be making their way into the mailboxes of residential property owners in Iqaluit by the end of this month.

Usually people paying for water receive a bill every two months. But no bills have been issued since the city’s work-stoppage began last...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:16 pm

Meeting rounds up world’s reindeer herders

JANE GEORGE

INARI, FINLAND — The second Congress of the World Reindeer Herders’ Association, held last month in Inari, Finland, attracted herders from across the circumpolar North.

The herders included members of more than 20 indigenous peoples, living in regions from Alaska to northern Europe. Many herders...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:16 pm

First air contract inked

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — First Air’s maintenance workers have agreed to a new contract with the airline.

The three-year agreement was ratified June 17 by the Group Association of First Air Employees, which represents around 300 maintenance workers and supervisors. The agreement goes into effect Dec.

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:15 pm

Big diamond on Baffin

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — A mining company has found a one-carat diamond on Baffin Island.

Twin Mining Corp. of Toronto announced last week that it had recovered the diamond on its Jackson Inlet property on the Brodeur Peninsula near Arctic Bay.

The diamond is the largest the company has found during its year of...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:14 pm

End of an era?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — A famous American biologist is predicting that hunter-gatherer cultures will die out by the end of the decade.

According to Jared Diamond, a professor at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles and the bestselling author of Guns, Germs and Steel, “the few remaining...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:14 pm

Pond man charged

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — A lone gunman went on a shooting spree in Pond Inlet last Friday.

Rueben Sangoya, 19, of Pond Inlet has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Police arrived around 7:15 a.m. on July 20 to find a young man was shooting a rifle. Sangoya shot four buildings, a police vehicle,...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:14 pm

NCC charged

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Nunavut Construction Corporation, a large Inuit-owned firm, will be in court next month on charges of violating safety regulations.

The charge stems from an incident on a construction site in Iqaluit on Nov. 8, 2000.

NCC is accused of violating the Safety Act by failing to ensure one of...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:13 pm

Sink or swim

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Iqaluit lifeguards, fire fighters and the Canadian Coast Guard are holding a water-safety course for children this weekend.

The event will teach kids how to be safe around water, whether they’re swimming, boating or just playing around.

Some of the city’s lifeguards and fire fighters...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:13 pm

Seeking Quassa’s successor

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Nunavut’s premiere land-claims organization probably won’t get a new president until this winter.

Paul Quassa, the current head of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., is stepping down at the end of this month.

A by-election to replace him will probably be called at NTI’s annual general meeting in...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:13 pm

Manhunt for rapist

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Iqaluit RCMP are hunting for a rapist who assaulted a woman outside the white row-housing on Saturday.

The rape took place around 2 a.m. near the housing complex, which is located in central Iqaluit.

The victim told police the rapist was an Inuk man with a medium build and a pot belly,...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:12 pm

Halfway house hopes to help families of offenders

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MIRIAM HILL

KANGIRSUK — Nunavik’s first halfway house will soon start treating not only ex-offenders, but also their families.

George Haukai, director of the halfway house, says the Quebec government has provided money to pay for the counselling of family members and partners of...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:11 pm

Iqaluit’s musical ambassadors

Aqsarniit choir performs in Ottawa, brings Nunavut to Cape Breton

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MIRIAM HILL

IQALUIT — Thirteen-year-old Noodloo Pishuktie says she was surprised nerves didn’t get the best of her during the Aqsarniit Quviasuttittijiit performance in Ottawa over the Canada Day weekend.

“Just singing O Canada on Canada Day… it was really nice and it went fine,” she says,...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:11 pm

Inuktitut travels to the planets

Saturn’s new moons could get Inuktitut names

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

AARON SPITZER

IQALUIT — By the end of next year, Nunavut may no longer be the coldest, most secluded place in the universe with an Inuktitut name.

That distinction could belong to Ijiraq, Sedna and Kiviuq — three tiny, ice-bound moons circling the planet Saturn, nearly 1.3 billion kilometres from...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:10 pm

Tourists can’t get good help in Nunavut

Nunavut Tourism is tackling shoddy service, but some business owners say it’s not worth it

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ALISON BLACKDUCK

IQALUIT — Nunavut Tourism’s executive director thinks too many Nunavut employers are throwing money out the window.

“Employers should realize that it’s cheaper for them to train their employees properly rather than training them inadequately,” says Madeleine Redfern, the...

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-none- July 27, 2001 - 6:10 pm

In search of the Baffin Vikings

Did Europeans interact with the Tuniit?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

AARON SPITZER

IQALUIT — A trailblazing archeologist is back on Baffin Island looking for proof that Vikings visited Nunavut.

Patricia Sutherland, a researcher with the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Que., is spending three weeks this summer digging up a plot of tundra near Pond

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