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Around the Arctic July 30, 2011 - 5:55 am

Olympic-sized inuksuk in Vancouver still looking for a home

"The statue has no heritage value for retention by the city or any of the Olympic partners"

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BOB MACKIN
Postmedia News

A relic of the 2010 Winter Olympics stands in solitary confinement on a dusty, fenced City of Vancouver lot west of the Village on False Creek.

Tourists can’t get close enough to pose for photographs. Most Vancouverites don’t even know it’s there.

But city hall...

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Nunavut July 29, 2011 - 11:45 am

Nunavut government defends telepharmacy plan

“There seems to have been a lot of misunderstanding”

JIM BELL

Nunavut government officials defended their controversial telepharmacy plans at a July 29 press conference in Iqaluit, saying their new approach increases interaction between patients and pharmacists and does not threaten Inuit-owned pharmacies in Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet.

“There seems to...

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Nunavut July 29, 2011 - 10:35 am

Arviat embarks on Nunavut’s first diamond drilling program

"Hats off to the hamlet of Arviat"

JANE GEORGE

Do you enjoy working with machines and would you like a job in mining and exploration?

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Nunavut community of Arviat, you’ll be able to learn how to operate a diamond drill during a 10-week diamond driller’s training program,  Nunavut’s first, which starts up...

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Nunavut July 29, 2011 - 10:00 am

Photo: Nunavut defends new telepharmacy plan

JIM BELL

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Around the Arctic July 29, 2011 - 8:06 am

Alaskan scientist’s suspension angers environment groups, Inupiat

"Industry's interests [come] before the interests of the Inupiat people"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The suspension of a wildlife biologist with an Alaska agency charged with examining offshore oil drilling has raised an outcry from environmental groups and an Inupiat village in Alaska.

They say the forced administrative leave of Dr. Charles Monnett is a political move to discredit climate change...

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Nunavut July 28, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Qikiqtarjuaq man faces child porn, sex charges

Search reveals child pornography at man’s residence

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A 49-year-old man from Qikiqtarjuaq remains in custody this week following his arrest July 27 on sexual assault and child pornography charges, police said July 28 in a news release.

The man’s name may not be published or broadcast to protect the identity of the complainants.

Police, who first...

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Iqaluit July 28, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Iqaluit City Council this week, in brief

Council ponders public works, recreation, bowhead hunt

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A short Iqaluit City Council meeting this past July 26 lasted little more than an hour, but councillors worked their way through a lengthy agenda that saw them make decisions on a long list of items.

Dam repair work gets green light

Council voted July 26 to pay $160,000 to Kudlik Construction...

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Nunavut July 28, 2011 - 12:13 pm

Arviat RCMP collect two illegal alcohol shipments in two days

"The Arviat RCMP would like to thank residents for their assistance"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Acting on a tip from the public, police in Arviat were able to stop two separate shipments of alcohol from entering the community, an RCMP news release issued July 28 said.

Members of the RCMP received information that a woman was returning with alcohol to Arviat — a community where alcohol is...

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Iqaluit July 28, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Fire destroys four Iqaluit beach shacks

Police continue to investigate cause of July 24 blaze

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Police are seeking information from the public which could help them determine how four shacks along Iqaluit’s beach caught fire July 24.

At about 3:00 a.m. on July 24, the Iqaluit fire department responded to a call about a fire that had destroyed four shacks on the beach behind the elders centre...

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Nunavut July 28, 2011 - 10:31 am

ATV hits, then leaves Arviat pedestrian

A 19-year-old man faces several changes in connection with the July 26 incident

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A collision between an all-terrain vehicle and a pedestrian in Arviat has prompted the RCMP to issue a reminder to Nunavummiut that all ATVs must be licenced and insured when operated on the roads within communities, and that drivers must obey all traffic signs and watch for pedestrians.

On July...

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Nunavut July 28, 2011 - 10:05 am

RCMP seize liquor, bust home brew operation in Pangnirtung

"A significant amount of liquor was being produced"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Members of the RCMP in Pangnirtung recently seized illegal liquor and broked up a home brew operation in the community, which is officially dry.

Police seized nine bottles of 1.75 litres of vodka at the airport on July 25 and may look for possible charges to be laid under Section 84 of the Nunavut...

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Nunavut July 28, 2011 - 9:44 am

Photo: A new program for NAC

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Nunavut July 28, 2011 - 9:35 am

RCMP lay drug trafficking charges in Iqaluit

One man alleged to have sold weed from bicycle

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Police arrested three men and one woman over the past week for drug-related offenses in Iqaluit,  two of which involve allegations of selling marijuana out in the open.

The RCMP drug section received information July 19 that a local man was selling marijuana on the street in Iqaluit, a news...

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Nunavik July 28, 2011 - 7:13 am

Vandals damage eider duck nests in Nunavik

"It is illegal"

JANE GEORGE

A recent report on Nunavik’s Inuttitut-language radio Taqramiut Nipingat Inc. has alarmed some Nunavik residents.

During regular community report from Aupaluk, a community on Nunavik’s Ungava Bay, a correspondent stated that shooters had destroyed eider duck eggs and nests.

As a result, he said...

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Nunavut July 28, 2011 - 6:59 am

Photo: Seized homebrew from Pang

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Nunavut July 27, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Nunavut municipalities want regional health boards back

"Transparent health care delivery systems for all Nunavummiut”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut Association of Municipalities wants to see the Government of Nunavut dump its health department and go back to the way things used to be done under the Government of the Northwest Territories, when three regional boards oversaw health services in what is now Nunavut.

In a resolution...

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Nunavut July 27, 2011 - 9:56 am

Two NTEP students honoured with Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarships

"It ensures that Inuit will continue to carry on his passion for Inuktitut and education"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Emily Joanasie of Iqaluit and Monica Kiguktak of Grise Fiord will receive the 2011 Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarships, worth $5,000, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Cathy Towtongie announced July 27.

Joanasie and Kigutak are both students in the Nunavut Teacher Education Program at...

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-none- July 27, 2011 - 9:00 am

Nunavik’s youth hockey program revs up for a sixth season

"Join in the effort to encourage kids to stay in school and use hockey as a tool to motivate them"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program has been renewed for a sixth season, Makivik Corp. announced July 25.

“The program has once again received strong support from the Kativik Regional Government, the Kativik School Board and the Makivik Corp.,” a news release from Makivik said.

Joé...

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2011 - 8:01 am

Larger brains and eyes go with living in the high latitudes: study

"They need bigger brains to be able to see well where they live"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Coping with the Arctic winter’s long nights and short days may bring some hidden benefits to people living in the high latitudes.

That’s because the further away that human populations live from the equator, the bigger their brains and eyes become, suggests a new study in the journal Biology......

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Nunavut July 27, 2011 - 5:32 am

Cambridge Bay keeps an eye on CHARS

High tech to flow from Canadian High Arctic Research Station

JANE GEORGE

The development of small submarines to explore Arctic waters and an alternative power system that can keep Arctic communities warm without polluting the environment: these are among the high tech improvements expected to flow from Canada’s new high Arctic research station in Cambridge Bay.

The...

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