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Nunavut January 26, 2007 - 11:52 am

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Peewee players recognized by city

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Members of Iqaluit Blizzard hockey team, which won the Bell Capital Cup tournament in Ottawa Jan. 1, received certificates of recognition at Jan. 9’s council meeting.

Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik told council about the Iqaluit Blizzard hockey team’s victory.

“It was a great way to start the New...

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Nunavut January 26, 2007 - 11:51 am

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Illness may remove city councillor

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An Iqaluit city councillor suffering from a serious illness may resign his seat on council.

At Iqaluit’s regular city council meeting Jan. 9, Clinton Mauthe, the chief administrative officer, read an email from Coun. Mark Boudreau, who has been in Ottawa dealing with an illness for several

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Nunavut January 26, 2007 - 11:49 am

Nunavut schools brace for book barrage

Ontario’s lieutenant governor campaigns to send reading material north

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JOHN THOMPSON

Students in Nunavut’s schools can expect to find stacks of brand new children’s magazines, along with bundles of donated books, if Ontario’s lieutenant governor has his way.

James Bartleman has organized a book drive underway in Ontario right now, until the end of the month,...

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Nunavut January 26, 2007 - 11:49 am

Walrus populations healthy, northern hunters insist

Committee seeks to add herds to Species At Risk Act list

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JOHN THOMPSON

Hunters around Nunavut and Nunavik are being consulted this month on whether the Atlantic walrus should be reclassified as a species of special concern, under Canada’s Species At Risk Act.

Their answer, by and large, is that walrus populations are healthy.

That’s at odds with the...

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Nunavut January 26, 2007 - 11:48 am

Ottawa site of pan-Arctic Inuit art gathering

Inuit art groups compare experiences

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This week in Ottawa, the Inuit Art Foundation hosted what may have been the first pan-Arctic gathering of regional Inuit art organizations.

Marybelle Mitchell, the foundation’s executive director, said it was the first time that people from many of these groups have had a chance to meet...

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Nunavut January 26, 2007 - 11:47 am

Teachers launch anti-violence campaign

“We’ve had a padlock thrown at a teacher’s head. We’ve had ­kicking, punching, spitting in the face.”

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JOHN THOMPSON

The Nunavut Teachers Association launched a campaign this week, called “Make Learning Safe,” to draw attention to violence inside Nunavut’s schools.

Posters and bookmarks are being distributed across Nunavut that feature a graphic of an apple – representing teachers – wrapped in...

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Nunavut January 26, 2007 - 11:44 am

Anawak wants old job back

“Nunavut’s unique potential has to be recognized and nurtured”

JIM BELL

Jack Anawak wants his old job back.

The veteran Nunavut politician, who served as Nunavut’s Liberal member of Parliament between 1988 and 1997, announced this past Monday that he will once again seek the Liberal party’s nomination in Nunavut.

“I think there is an opportunity for me to get back in...

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Iqaluit January 26, 2007 - 11:40 am

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Iqaluit this week

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TWO: a night of two one-act plays
Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Ecole des Trois Soleils. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call Alison at 979-7205 for tickets or more information. Limited tickets available at the...

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Iqaluit January 26, 2007 - 11:39 am

Iqaluit basic taxi fare boost looms

Pai-Pa official cites big jump in operating costs

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DAN BENOIT

The basic taxi fare in Iqaluit could soon go up by $1, to $6 a ride.

Iqaluit city council’s fledgling taxi committee discussed a fare-increase request from the taxi industry at a meeting Jan. 18.

But the committee, which had not met for about two years, still needs formal approval of...

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Iqaluit January 19, 2007 - 12:06 pm

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Iqaluit this week

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Alianait! “winter blast” fundraiser
Tonight, Jan. 19 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Francophone Centre. Includes performances by Lucie Idlout, the Road to Nowhere Band, Donovan Fox, Jamal Shirley, Seth Reinhart and more. Tickets are $10, on sale at the Francophone centre. Proceeds support the...

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Iqaluit January 19, 2007 - 12:06 pm

Councillor wants made-in-Iqaluit decisions

Little wants in-town planning and engineering committee

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DAN BENOIT

City councillor Jim Little thinks Iqaluit needs to start an engineering and planning committee to do planning studies, instead of farming out this work to firms from the South.

Little said this week that he doesn’t like the way the city handles planning studies for proposed...

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Iqaluit January 19, 2007 - 12:03 pm

Iqaluit abuzz with Kamotiq sale rumours

“Nothing’s been finalized,” restaurant manager says

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DAN BENOIT

The Kamotiq Inn, an Iqaluit landmark that has attracted more than its share of controversy over the past 20 years, is once again the talk of the town.

For months, Iqaluit has been abuzz with speculation about the future of the shabby, igloo-shaped restaurant and bar, which is situated...

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Nunavut January 19, 2007 - 11:53 am

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Attempted murder charge dropped

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Tommy Nuvaqiq, the Pangnirtung man charged in connection with a brutal attack that left a Nova Scotia woman badly injured two summers ago, will not face an attempted murder charge when he goes to trial.

The charge was dropped during a preliminary inquiry on Tuesday after Justice Beverly Browne...

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Nunavut January 19, 2007 - 11:52 am

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Triple-murder court date set

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Christopher Bishop, the 21-year-old charged in connection with shootings that left three dead and two injured in Cambridge Bay on Jan. 6, will appear at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Feb. 6.

Bishop did not appear in court last Friday, as expected, and waived his right to a bail...

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Iqaluit January 19, 2007 - 11:40 am

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Iqaluit this week

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Alianait! “winter blast” fundraiser
Tonight, Jan. 19 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Francophone Centre. Includes performances by Lucie Idlout, the Road to Nowhere Band, Donovan Fox, Jamal Shirley, Seth Reinhart and more. Tickets are $10, on sale at the Francophone centre. Proceeds support the...

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Nunavut January 12, 2007 - 11:54 am

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More diamonds found near Rankin Inlet

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Shear Minerals Ltd. and the Stornoway Diamond Corp. announced this week they’ve again turned up large numbers of diamonds from four kimberlite deposits in their Churchill project near Rankin Inlet. The deposits are known as Kahuna, Notch, Jigsaw and PST003.

In examining 19.5 tonnes of kimberlite...

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Iqaluit January 12, 2007 - 11:41 am

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Iqaluit this week

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Alianait! “winter blast” fundraiser
Friday, Jan. 19 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Francophone centre. Live music and door prizes. Adults only. Tickets are $10, on sale at the Francophone association. For more information, contact Emily at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)...

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Iqaluit January 07, 2007 - 11:56 am

One-twelfth of the way there

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Iqaluit’s city council voted unanimously to accept an interim one-twelfth budget for month of January, 2007 at a special council meeting Dec. 22.

The interim budget will deal only with the city’s operating budget for January.

Since the 2007 city budget wasn’t ready by the end of 2006, the...

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Iqaluit January 05, 2007 - 11:43 am

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Public meeting on social issues

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The public is invited to participate in a meeting to discuss social issues and wellness in Iqaluit Jan. 11.

The consultation meeting is sponsored by the city of Iqaluit Niksiik Committee and will take place at the Anglican Parish Hall next Thursday at 9 a.m.

This public meeting provides an...

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Climate Change January 05, 2007 - 11:38 am

Climate change or just wacky weather?

“The Arctic is ... it’s toasty.”

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DAN BENOIT

This winter is shaping up as one of the warmest and wackiest on record across Canada’s north.

Just ask Yvonne Bilan-Wallace, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada in Edmonton.

Bilan-Wallace said record-breaking warm temperatures in September and October were set...

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