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Iqaluit July 25, 2003 - 10:41 am

Council breathes life into plans for hospital expansion

Development permit finally approved after decades of talk

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

CHARLOTTE PETRIE

Plans to expand the Baffin Regional Hospital to include a new acute care wing were solidified this week when city council voted to award a development permit to contractor Qikiqtaaluk Corp.

Acting on behalf of the Government of Nunavut, QC proposes to construct a two-storey...

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Iqaluit July 25, 2003 - 10:41 am

Affordable fitness centre in the works

Iqaluit Fitness Society proposing low-maintenance, cheap workout facility

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

CHARLOTTE PETRIE

A small group of recreation advocates are working at establishing an Iqaluit fitness society and anti-establishment gym.

New resident Peter Shultz, who works for the federal government, and Simon Adams, recreation facility and operations manager for the city, are spearheading the...

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Nunavik July 25, 2003 - 10:38 am

New centre promises more Inuit researchers

Laval University home to Canada-wide program

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ODILE NELSON

A new centre at Laval University promises to make over the face of scientific research in Canada’s North by encouraging Inuit to pursue careers in the health sciences.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, a federal agency based in Ottawa with centres across the country, and...

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Nunavik July 25, 2003 - 10:38 am

Makivik to fund Everest trek

Nunavimmiut invited to compete for spot on expedition team

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ODILE NELSON

For thousands of years, Inuit have survived the starkest of environments. In the North, winter cold freezes bare skin in seconds. Arctic winds can reduce visibility to the hand in front of your face.

So climbing the world’s tallest mountain may not have been so much a question of how...

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Nunavik July 25, 2003 - 10:37 am

Beef ban wounds Nunavik caribou season

Outfitters frustrated

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ODILE NELSON

As Nunavik outfitters set their scopes on the 2003 caribou season, many say a U.S. ban on Canadian beef has forced their American customers to run from Northern hunting grounds.

On May 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a ban on all Canadian beef imports because a single...

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Nunavut July 25, 2003 - 10:36 am

Man assessed for cognitive impairment

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Soudloo Josephie, 30, will undergo neurological testing this month to determine if he was cognitively impaired when he assaulted two people in 2001.

Josephie, who has a re-occurring brain tumor, has pleaded guilty to two assault charges. However, before sentencing, Justice Robert Kilpatrick...

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Nunavut July 25, 2003 - 10:36 am

Accused assailant remains in custody

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Chris Dederick will remain in custody at the Baffin Correctional Centre after his bail request was denied on July 18.

Dederick, 33, faces a count of aggravated assault in connection with a beating in Iqaluit that sent Dale Pearce, 50, to hospital with head injuries.

Justice of the Peace Bill...

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Nunavut July 25, 2003 - 10:36 am

Missing man found safe but skinny

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

An Iqaluit man missing for three weeks is back at home.

Dean Aula, 25, went missing on June 26. He showed up on July 19 walking along the Road to Nowhere. Police said he survived on the land by eating berries and drinking stream water.

The reason for Aula’s absence was not criminal, police

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Nunavut July 25, 2003 - 10:35 am

Man ordered to bring future wives to court

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Kyle Douglas Amegainek, 20, was sentenced to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to assault with a weapon.

Amegainek viciously beat a woman with a broom handle, belt buckle and his fists on Jan. 13. The woman suffered extensive blunt force bruising and abrasions to her head, face, chest, arms...

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Nunavut July 25, 2003 - 10:33 am

Grade 12 graduate makes history in Taloyoak

Only student to graduate this year, and first to graduate from academic stream

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

TINA ROSE

Isabelle Takolik may have felt a bit lonely during her Grade 12 graduation this past spring, but family, friends, and faculty members were there to cheer her on as Taloyoak’s only high school graduate this year - and the first student to graduate at the advanced level of studies from...

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Nunavut July 25, 2003 - 10:33 am

Cruise liner soaks in beauty of the North

Passengers day trip in Iqaluit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

CHARLOTTE PETRIE

It’s been said before that the French have good taste.

Elegant surroundings and tanned men in uniforms fell under this commonly accepted notion recently when Le Levant dropped anchor in Koojesee Inlet off Iqaluit this week.

The French cruise ship brought about 50 passengers,...

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Nunavut July 25, 2003 - 10:32 am

Interpreter/translators count themselves in

Develop Inuktitut words for statistics terminology

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SARA ARNATSIAQ

About 25 interpreter/translators from the Kitikmeot and Baffin regions gathered in Iqaluit last week to develop Inuktitut terminology for the complex world of statistics.

The Nunavut Bureau of Statistics organized the workshop in conjunction with the GN’s department of culture,...

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-none- July 25, 2003 - 9:27 am

Nunani: Baby thief (Part two)

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RACHEL QITSUALIK

There is nothing strange about worrying that one’s child might be kidnapped. It is almost certainly a fear that is as old as parenting itself, evidenced even in troupes of lower primates, such as baboons or chimpanzees.

Watch any such primates long enough, and you will notice...

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Nunavut July 18, 2003 - 10:35 am

Apex man charged with assault

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Kenneth MacFarlane, 43, faces one count of assault with a weapon and one count of assault causing bodily harm after an alcohol-fueled brawl in Apex on July 17.

The victim was treated for head wounds at Baffin Regional Hospital and released.

MacFarlane remains in custody after a show cause hearing...

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Nunavut July 18, 2003 - 10:34 am

Judge calls rape “repulsive”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A man who raped a disabled female relative will spend nine months under house arrest after pleading guilty to sexual assault and sexual interference.

The 41-year-old Iqaluit man forced himself on the girl on May 15. The attack came after she disclosed a previous sexual attack to the man in...

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Nunavut July 18, 2003 - 10:29 am

Mining prospects leave Rankin residents with mixed feelings

Town built on mining looks at promising but uncertain future

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MOSHA FOLGER

The town of Rankin Inlet knows mining.

The hamlet was originally created in the 1950s to support the North Rankin Nickel Mine. And in recent years industry giant WMC International Ltd. has made its presence felt in the community of about 2,500 people, exploring what it believes to be...

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Nunavut July 18, 2003 - 10:28 am

Meadowbank glitch suddenly gone

Massive gold mine proposal lumbers forward

JIM BELL

A bureaucratic glitch that delayed the Meadowbank gold mine project for three months vanished suddenly last week, just after Nunatsiaq News went to press.

Cumberland Resources Ltd., a small Vancouver mining company, is now ready to move aggressively on the development of a $200-million mine at the...

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Nunavut July 18, 2003 - 10:26 am

Sign or else: Consent form deadline looms next month

Critics say NIHB form violates privacy rights as well as Nunavut land claim agreement

JIM BELL

Inuit patients in Nunavut have less than five weeks to sign a mandatory form surrendering their right to medical privacy, or run the risk of being denied essential medical care.

Called the “NIHB Program Consent Form,” the document gives Health Canada bureaucrats — and numerous Health Canada agents...

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Iqaluit July 18, 2003 - 10:25 am

Sprinkler system failed, Iqaluit fire chief says

Arson ruled out in Joamie School fire

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

KIRSTEN MURPHY

About 100 people gathered beside the charred remains of Joamie School in an emotional tribute on July 13.

The 14-year-old building burned to the ground July 4. No one was injured. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

What’s known at this point is that a safe and...

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Iqaluit July 18, 2003 - 10:25 am

Image is everything

Frobisher Inn's new bar a classier version of the same old fare

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The line-up began outside the new Storehouse Bar and Grill in Iqaluit well before it opened for the first time Tuesday at 5 p.m.

And many who continued to wait in line outside the packed bar as the night progressed agreed it was worth it.

“We were busy from the time we opened to the time we...

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