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Iqaluit October 30, 2009 - 11:47 am

Photo: Iqaluit bomb scare an inconvenience, not a threat

CHRIS WINDEYER

Police and staff of the Nova Hotel in Iqaluit mill around outside after someone phoned in a bomb threat Oct. 28. The Nova, Legislative Assembly and Igluvut buildings were all evacuated while police swept the hotel for explosives, finding nothing suspicious. (PHOTO BY CHRIS WINDEYER)

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Nunavik October 30, 2009 - 11:35 am

Interest high for Nov. 4 Nunavik municipal elections

Except in Aupaluk, where no one wants to be mayor— yet

JANE GEORGE

Nunavimmiut will vote Nov. 4 for new mayors and councillors in 13 of the region’s communities, with advanced polling to take place Nov. 1.

Enthusiasm for the municipal elections appears to be high overall— up to five candidates are running for mayor in some communities, and several communities...

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Iqaluit October 30, 2009 - 10:28 am

Iqaluit: where and when you can get H1N1 shots

Clinic starts Sunday at Inuksuk, moves Monday to Aqsarniit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Sunday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Nov. 7

These clinics will offer H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccinations at the same time.

Sunday, Nov. 1:  Inuksuk High School, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 2: Aqsarniit Middle School, 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 3: Aqsarniit Middle School, 3:30 p.m. to 9...

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Nunavik October 29, 2009 - 10:05 pm

Nunavik: where and when you can get H1N1 shots

Nunavik releases immunization schedule

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Here is Nunavik’s community-by-community schedule for its flu immunization campaign next week.

Kuujjuaq: Jaanimmarik School gym, Nov. 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Aupaluk: CLSC, Nov. 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kangiqsualujjuaq: school gym, Nov. 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kangirsuk: school gym, Nov....

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Iqaluit October 29, 2009 - 3:15 pm

At city hall, voices in your head will soon come in more clearly

Outgoing council votes to spend $75,000 on new audio system

CHRIS WINDEYER

Communicating across languages at Iqaluit city council meetings is about to get easier.

Councillors voted Tuesday to spend about $75,000 to upgrade city hall’s in-house audio system, which is plagued with sound quality so poor it often sounds as though translators are coming in over a CB radio...

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Nunavut October 29, 2009 - 11:08 am

Nunavut water woes foil bar patrons, bathers

Resolute, Iqaluit and Cape Dorset all plagued with water headaches

CHRIS WINDEYER

The simple act of turning on a tap has been a challenge for at least three Nunavut communities this month.

In Resolute, 96 per cent of buildings in the hamlet saw a drop in water pressure because of a leak in the hamlet’s utilidor system, Quttiktuq MLA Ron Elliott said in an email.

The hamlet’s...

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Nunavut October 29, 2009 - 11:01 am

The BIPAR is back, Kitikmeot leader says

Nunavut megaproject still in the works

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY – If Kitikmeot Corp. president Charlies Lyall had any encouraging news to share Oct. 26 at the Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay, it was that the Bathurst Inlet road and port proposal is still alive.

In fact, Lyall told delegates “our project is...

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Nunavut October 29, 2009 - 9:27 am

Feds to protect Fury and Hecla Strait in Nunavut

QIA approached about Nunavut marine protected areas

JANE GEORGE

Waters and lands around key areas of the Northwest Passage may fall under new forms of protection if the federal government’s plans move ahead.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans approached the Qikiqtani Inuit Association recently to create a marine protected area in the Fury and Hecla Strait...

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Around the Arctic October 29, 2009 - 8:40 am

Offenders in custody lose sentence discount

Watt’s bid to amend bill defeated

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It’s law: offenders who serve time in preventive custody can no longer count on receiving a two-for-one credit when they’re sentenced.

Senator Charlie Watt’s bid to amend Bill C-25 was defeated last week and the bill designed to end such credit for time served went on to pass the Senate.

Bill...

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Nunavut October 28, 2009 - 11:57 pm

Photo: KIA fashion show a furry affair

JANE GEORGE

To cap off the nightly celebrations held during its annual general meeting, the Kitikmeot Inuit Association hosted a traditional fashion show Oct. 28 at the Luke Novoligak Community Centre in Cambridge Bay. The winners from left to right were Kate Inuktalik of Kugluktuk, Susie Konana of Gjoa Haven,...

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Nunavut October 27, 2009 - 4:42 pm

Kitikmeot residents urged to get flu shots

“I can’t wait to be vaccinated," Nunavut public health head says

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY —  “It worries me that people are scared” about getting the H1N1 flu vaccine, Dr. Isaac Sobol, the top public health official in Nunavut, told people attending the Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay Oct. 27.

Sobol usually speaks to reporters instead...

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Iqaluit October 27, 2009 - 1:49 pm

Council recount replaces Alexander with Stevenson

“I guess they were pushing it too fast.”

CHRIS WINDEYER

Romeyn Stevenson picked up five votes in a recount of Iqaluit’s city council election Monday, moving four votes ahead of David Alexander for the eighth and final council seat.

But it may not be over yet.

Monday’s recount results show a wide disparity between election night results from Oct. 19...

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Nunavut October 27, 2009 - 12:43 pm

Nunavut: Where and when you can get H1N1 shots

GN releases 15-day immunization schedule

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Here is the Government of Nunavut’s community-by-community schedule for its flu immunization campaign next week.

These clinics will offer H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccinations at the same time.

Arctic Bay: November 8-9

Arviat: November 4-8

Baker Lake: November 9 -11

Cambridge Bay: Nov. 3-5...

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Nunavik October 27, 2009 - 9:13 am

It’s time to roll up in Nunavik; immunization campaign against H1N1 starts next week

Vaccination of general public begins Nov. 2

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SARAH ROGERS
Special to Nunatsiaq News

KANGIQSUJUAQ — Nunavimmiut are preparing to roll up their sleeves as the first doses of the H1N1 vaccine to fight swine flu land in the region.

Immunization clinics for the general public are expected to start Nov.2.

Hudson Bay communities will be...

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Nunavut October 27, 2009 - 8:50 am

Two Nunavut communities say no to looser liquor rules

Turnout high in Pang, low in Rankin

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Voters in Pangnirtung and Rankin Inlet said no, in local plebiscites held Oct. 26., to proposals that would have loosened alcohol restrictions in each community,

In Pangnirtung, voters rejected the idea of replacing the total prohibition of alcohol with controlled access through an alcohol...

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Nunavut October 26, 2009 - 3:53 pm

Nunavut MLAs flesh out the GN’s to-do list

“It’s never been done like this before”

JIM BELL

Nunavut MLAs emerged Oct. 26 from a week’s worth of full caucus meetings to announce the priorities that will soon form the basis of a detailed action plan for the Government of Nunavut.

“It’s never been done like this before — we could have done it with cabinet only but it was critical to get...

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Nunavut October 25, 2009 - 8:14 pm

Photo: Kugluktuk students get ready for Olympic torch

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut October 25, 2009 - 7:56 pm

Olympic torch to light up Nunavut next month

“Path of northern lights” starts in Kugluktuk

JANE GEORGE

KUGLUKTUK — Sporting red and white top hats, toques and sweatshirts while carrying homemade medals around their necks, Kugluktuk students broke out into cheers Oct. 22 when they learned more about the upcoming arrival of the Olympic torch in their community, the first in Nunavut to...

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Nunavut October 25, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Kugluktuk’s alcohol controls make for lower crime rate

Life slowly improves for the most westerly community in Nunavut

JANE GEORGE

KUGLUKTUK — Nearly two years to the day have passed since people in Kugluktuk voted in favour of an alcohol education committee, just about everyone says the most westerly community in Nunavut is doing much better than before.

Before the liquor plebiscite of October 2007, when there were no limits...

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Nunavut October 25, 2009 - 5:06 pm

Just dial the 5-0 twice, Nunavut premier tells QIA

Nunavut MLAs ponder response to report card

JIM BELL

To demonstrate her government’s commitment to better communications with the public, Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak ended her appearance before the Qikiqtani Inuit Association board meeting in Iqaluit last week by giving out her office number.

“Call my office any time. It’s easy to remember: 50-50,”...

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