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Nunavut September 30, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Photo: The best subs in Nunavut

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A lunch of made-to-order submarine sandwiches, soup and a fruit for $10: that’s the popular deal offered by chef Andy Poisson’s students in the culinary arts program at Nunavut Arctic College in Cambridge Bay this week and next. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)

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Nunavik September 30, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Parti Québecois demands more Nunavik housing

"Families in Nunavik deserve better”

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A Péquiste member of Quebec’s national assembly says the province’s governing Liberal party “lacks sensitivity” to Nunavik’s housing crisis and needs to act now.

Nunavimmiut families continue to suffer because of the government’s lack of action, Alexandre Cloutier, the Parti Québecois member for...

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Nunavut September 30, 2010 - 4:03 pm

Nunavut language commissioner to probe GN

GN already failing on Inuktitut communications, report says

CHRIS WINDEYER

Nunavut’s languages commissioner will conduct two systemic investigations into government departments this year, as Alexina Kublu’s office begins to make use of new powers under the Official Languages Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act.

Kublu said her office will make use of its new...

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Iqaluit September 30, 2010 - 3:52 pm

QEC plans Iqaluit electricity outage Oct. 3

Lower Base, West 40, North 40 to be affected

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The Qulliq Energy Corp. warns that Iqaluit residents living within a large area which takes in the western and northwestern parts of the city will see a planned four-hour electric power outage Oct. 3.

The scheduled outage, related to upgrade work on Iqaluit’s power distribution system, will occur...

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Nunavut September 30, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Wait before selling out, Baffinland tells shareholders

Board promises response to takeover bid by Oct. 7

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Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. is urging shareholders to wait before selling their shares to a company that launched a hostile takeover bid for the junior mining firm Sept. 22.

In a message posted on the company’s website, Baffinland tells shareholders to wait until its board of directors makes a...

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Nunavut September 30, 2010 - 3:26 pm

Nunavut board raps Navigator for booze infractions

One-day licence suspension, $3,000 fine

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The Nunavut Liquor Licencing Board imposed a one-day licence suspension and a $3,000 fine on the Navigator Inn after the Iqaluit business admitted to Liquor Act violations earlier this year at its Chartroom Lounge.

The board imposed the penalties Sept.  14, in relation to allegations that on March...

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Inuit art on display in New Delhi, India

First major Inuit art exhibit in Asia

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A big collection of Inuit art masterpieces from the four Inuit regions of northern Canada are now on display at the National Museum Institute in New Delhi, India.

The exhibition, which flows from a memorandum of understanding that Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed with his Indian counterpart,...

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2010 - 2:31 pm

Sun transit disruptions to start next week

Daily Arctic telecom glitches expected Oct. 8 to Oct. 19

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Satellite-based electronic communications across northern Canada will suffer brief daily disruptions between Oct. 8 and Oct. 19, Northwestel said Sept. 29 in a press release.

These disruptions occur, which twice each year after the spring and fall equinoxes, are caused by a phenomenon called sun...

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Nunavut September 30, 2010 - 12:00 pm

CamBay mayor: Let’s get ready for research hub

Syd Glawson says $81-million centre will create boom

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — When the $81-million Canada High Arctic Research Station opens in Cambridge Bay by 2017, the community plans to be ready, Mayor Syd Glawson said Sept. 29 at a meeting of the town’s business community.

That’s even if this means private investors must build 200 new houses and a...

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Nunavut September 30, 2010 - 9:41 am

Photo: Meet Sam Tutanuak

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Meet singer-songwriter Sam Tutanuak of Rankin Inlet. His song “The Three Musicians,” from his CD Utiqpungaa, made it to number one recently on the National Aboriginal Countdown. You can now buy a copy of Utiqpungaa on iTunes or CD Baby.  (COURTESY OF RIP ROAR PRODUCTIONS)

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Nunavik September 29, 2010 - 6:53 pm

Billions in Plan Nord for hydro, roads and more

Nunavik will have a say in what lands to protect

JANE GEORGE

As Quebec’s ambitious “Plan Nord” steamrolls ahead, Inuit, Cree and Innu leaders met last week at the Château Mont Sainte-Anne near Quebec City to discuss the development plan, which Quebec Premier Jean Charest has heavily promoted.

While the Plan Nord’s final negotiations continue behind closed...

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Nunavik September 29, 2010 - 6:49 pm

Makivik sees ports, roads or rails in Nunavik’s future

Better transport would reduce living costs

SARAH ROGERS

Makivik Corp. has a vision for the future in Nunavik that includes better airports, ports and a road or railway link to southern Quebec.

Makivik says either a road or railway between Kuujjuaq and Shefferville and from Kuujuaraapik to Radisson could be realized by 2035.

Besides offering better...

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Climate Change September 29, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Nunavut bird smashes flight record: 27,000 km

A red knot flew between Argentina and a western Nunavut breeding site in a single year

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Randy Boswell
POSTMEDIA NEWS

Researchers tracking the migration of the threatened red knot — a Canadian shorebird species in crisis because of failing food supplies — have documented the record-smashing flight of an individual bird that covered nearly 27,000 kilometres in a single year between its...

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Nunavut September 29, 2010 - 7:27 am

KIA beneficiaries elect new VP

Joe Allen Evyagotailak wins Kitikmeot Inuit Association position

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In a by-election held Sept. 27 in the five communities of the Kitikmeot region, beneficiaries of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association elected a new vice-president, Joe Allen Evyagotailak, a former MLA for Kugluktuk, who received the highest number of votes in a field of six candidates:

Bob...

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Nunavut September 28, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Gjoa Haven mystery box delivers only newspaper scraps

"No items related to either Amundsen or to Franklin were found"

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POSTMEDIA NEWS

A wooden box thought to hold records from either Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 journey to find the Northwest Passage or Roald Amundsen’s 1905 expedition was found to contain little more than newspaper scraps.

The box — recovered earlier this month from beneath a cairn near...

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Nunavut September 28, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Nunavut admits Inuit jobs target now a long shot

“We have not achieved the goal we were led to believe”

CHRIS WINDEYER

The Government of Nunavut’s chances of filling 85 per cent of its jobs with Inuit by 2020 are fading fast, the territory’s deputy minister of human resources acknowledged Sept. 27.

Louise Wasson, who took command of Nunavut’s human resources department two months ago, made the comments during a...

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Iqaluit September 28, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Iqaluit firefighters battle dump blaze

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Firefighters Jamie Kennedy, Solomon Tagak and Tommy Knapp douse a nearby equipment shed Sept. 24 to prevent the a fire at the Iqaluit dump from spreading. By the night of Sept. 24 it was clear that the fire at Iqaluit’s landfill could not be extinguished, so the fire department settled for...

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Iqaluit September 28, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Dump smoke not a threat, Nunavut’s top doc says

People with bad lungs should stay indoors when wind blows from south-west

GABRIEL ZARATE

The burning garbage at Iqaluit’s dump does not pose a significant health risk to local residents, says Nunavut’s chief physician.

“My sense is that the level of exposure and the duration of exposure that the residents of Iqaluit are going to experience from this incident will not be sufficient to...

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Iqaluit September 28, 2010 - 1:47 pm

Iqaluit dump fire “inevitable,” fire chief says

City ponders controlled burning of garbage

GABRIEL ZARATE

The fire at the Iqaluit city dump was “inevitable,” Iqaluit Fire Chief Walter Oliver told Iqaluit city council at an emergency meeting Sept. 27.

“We’re been running on luck for this thing for a long time,” he said.

“You take such a vast quantity of combustible material and pile it up and...

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Nunavut September 28, 2010 - 9:30 am

Chinese to spend up to $1 billion on potential Nunavut iron mine near Hall Beach

"We are extremely pleased," president of Advanced Exploration says

JANE GEORGE

A Chinese pipe-making company announced Sept. 27 that it’s ready to spend as much as $1 billion to fast-track the proposed Roche Bay iron mine on Melville Peninsula into production.

The property, located south of Hall Beach and only 10 kilometres from the coast, has the potential to produce one...

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