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Nunavut March 31, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Gun shot alarms Repulse Bay

Police find a 50-year-old man deceased inside a local home

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At about 1:45 p.m., members of the Repulse Bay RCMP received a request to check on the well-being of a local resident, said a March 31 news release.

As they entered the dwelling, RCMP members heard a single gun shot from inside.

The police then took cover, and warned and secured the neighboring...

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Nunavik March 31, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Quebec pays attention to Nunavik housing petition

“At last the government has been able to hear the cries of distress coming from the North"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Parti Québécois says that Quebec’s Liberal government has finally acknowledged that overcrowded housing in Nunavik is a problem, with its official recognition of the petition signed by 1,246 people who asked for solutions to the housing crisis in Nunavik.

Quebec agreed March 29 to hear from...

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Iqaluit March 31, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Iqaluit’s funny money

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Nunavik March 31, 2011 - 10:46 am

NDP lands star candidate for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou

“I thought about it for a long time" — Romeo Saganash, who represents the Grand Council of Crees in Quebec City

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KEVIN DOUGHERTY
Postmedia News

QUEBEC — The New Democratic Party has landed a big-name candidate to run in Quebec’s largest federal riding for the May 2 vote.

Romeo Saganash, who represents the Grand Council of Crees (Eeyou Istchee) in Quebec City, will seek the seat of Abitibi-James...

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Iqaluit March 31, 2011 - 8:51 am

Iqaluit workshop brainstorms how to reduce poverty in the city

"We must start working on it"

JANE GEORGE

How to reduce poverty in Iqaluit— that’s the task tackled by 80 people at a March 30 workshop in Iqaluit.

Their goal: the creation of Nunavut’s first anti-poverty strategy.

This workshop, similar to others held throughout Nunavut, marks step one in the Nunavut-wide “public engagement process” on...

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Around the Arctic March 31, 2011 - 5:51 am

More Arctic shipping ups need for safety, environmental protection: top Russian official

Arctic Council slated to approve an international Arctic search and rescue plan in May

SARAH ROGERS

MONTREAL – After more than a year of negotiations, an Arctic Council task force, co-chaired by Russia and the United States, delivered an agreement in January on cooperation on air and sea search and rescue in the Arctic.

That agreement assigns legal areas of responsibility to each of the...

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Nunavut March 31, 2011 - 5:47 am

Photo: Kitchen-table talk on language in Kugluktuk

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Iqaluit March 30, 2011 - 11:47 am

Police nab counterfeit money in Iqaluit

Police also arrest a man found with a money-making device in his home

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Watch out if someone hands you a $50 or $100 bill in Iqaluit.

Because there may be fake money in circulation around the city, police said March 30.

On March 28, they arrested a man trying to pass fake money at the Northmart, an incident which later led police to a mini-money-making factory in the...

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Nunavut March 30, 2011 - 8:21 am

The federal election in Nunavut: Zzzzzzz

Leona Aglukkaq awaits challengers for May 2 vote

CHRIS WINDEYER

Leona Aglukkaq will seek a second term as Nunavut’s member of Parliament in the May 2 federal election.

But as of March 29, Nunavummiut were still waiting to learn what their other choices at the polls are.

The Liberals and New Democratic Party had yet to nominate candidates by March 29.

James...

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Nunavik March 30, 2011 - 8:07 am

Nunavik orgs call for an assessment of Nutrition North

“No data exists to give us a clear picture of how the new program will affect Nunavimmiut"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Two public organizations in Nunavik want Ottawa to hold “direct and transparent consultations” with communities across the North” to assess the impacts of the Nutrition North.

The KRG and the health board say they will continue to urge Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to prove the program will...

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Nunavut March 30, 2011 - 5:31 am

Iqaluit’s food bank gets a boost

Niqinik Nuatsivik food bank shares more than $120,000 for food banks in the three territories

SARAH ROGERS

Iqaluit’s Niqinik Nuatsivik food bank will share more than $120,000 with food banks in the Northwest Territories and Yukon, Food Banks Canada announced March 28.

“This is huge for us,” said Niqinik Nuatsivik’s Jen Hayward in a news release. “The support will go a long way in meeting our ever...

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Around the Arctic March 30, 2011 - 5:27 am

Photo: Tatty in Finnish Lapland

JIM BELL

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Around the Arctic March 30, 2011 - 5:00 am

Photo: A visit underground in Finnish Lapland

JIM BELL

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Around the Arctic March 29, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Smoking increases risk of suicide: study

Toxin in cigarettes changes chemistry

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IAN MACLEOD
Postmedia News

Here’s another reason not to smoke - it has now been linked with an increased risk of suicide, independent of mental illness.

A novel new Canadian study of almost 35,000 adults found nicotine dependence is associated with suicide attempts regardless of the mental...

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Iqaluit March 29, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Nunavut Media Arts Centre nets QIA support

$100,000 goes from the Qikiqtani Inuit Assoc. the Inuit Broadcasting Corp.'s building campaign

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

On March 29 the Inuit Broadcasting Corp. moved one step closer to realizing its plan to build a $10-million Nunavut Media Arts Centre in Iqaluit.

Qikiqtani Inuit Assoc. president Okalik Eeegeesiak and QIA vice-president George Eckalook handed Madeleine d’Argencourt a cheque for $100,000 on March...

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Nunavut March 29, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Qulliq Energy Corp. announces rate increase

Power bills set to rise across Nunavut

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavummiut will pay more for power, starting April 1, because the Qulliq Energy Corp. has received the go-ahead to impose an increase of 18.88 per cent, effective April 1, to all customer classes.

“This increase will bring our revenue in line with our expenses,” Lorne Kusugak, the minister...

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Nunavut March 29, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Diamond companies will spend another $17.7 million on exploration near Iqaluit

Chidliak's diamonds continue to draw interest from joint venture partners Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. and BHP

JANE GEORGE

Joint venture partners Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. and BHP Billiton announced March 28  that they’ll spend $17.7 million this year on their diamond exploration project at Chidliak, located about 120 kilometres north-east of Iqaluit and 180-km south of Pangnirtung on the Hall Peninsula.

Using...

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-none- March 29, 2011 - 10:58 am

Ivakkak dog teams sprint off from Puvirnituq

The 15 teams are competing in the Ivakkak 2011 race

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

If you’re flying up Nunavik’s northern Hudson Coast this week, look down to see if you can spot some of the 171 huskies racing across the tundra.

These dogs belong to the 15 teams racing in the 10th edition of Ivakkak, Nunavik’s annual dog-sled race.

The teams left Puvirnituq under blue skies...

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Nunavut March 29, 2011 - 10:13 am

March kitchen fire cuts gold output at Nunavut’s Meadowbank mine: Agnico-Eagle

As production drops, the cost of producing an ounce of gold at the mine also rises

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Due to the March 10 kitchen fire at the Meadowbank mine site near Baker Lake, and “unusually difficult winter conditions,” Agnico-Eagle will produce less gold there this year and at a higher cost, the company said in a March 28 news release.

But mining and processing rates should improve during...

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Nunavik March 29, 2011 - 9:52 am

Temporary CIBC branch opens March 30 in Kuujjuaq

March 6 fire forced Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce bank's move to a new location

SARAH ROGERS

Three weeks after a fire that levelled Kuujjuaq’s only full-service bank, a new branch is once again open for business.

The temporary branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce opens March 30 at 570 Katingajitt Road.

That’s steps from the location of the former Airport Rd. branch, which was...

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