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Around the Arctic August 31, 2011 - 2:12 pm

Canadian Inuit going hungry: McGill study

"A nutrition transition is occurring in Arctic communities"

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PEGGY CURRAN
Postmedia News

MONTREAL — Six out of 10 Inuit in Canada’s Far North don’t get enough to eat or are eating the wrong things, says a comprehensive study by a team of McGill University researchers.

They warn preventive measures are desperately needed to help ward off diabetes, heart......

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Nunavut August 31, 2011 - 12:32 pm

Nunavut loses a leader

Peter Kritaqliluk, who chaired the Nunavut Implementation Training Committee, was "a strong advocate for Inuit”

SARAH ROGERS

Family, friends and colleagues packed Arviat’s Anglican church Aug. 30 to say goodbye to a well-respected leader.

Peter Kritaqliluk, 60, a former mayor of Arviat and current chair of the Nunavut Implementation Training Committee, died Aug. 27 of cancer.

Justin Merritt worked with Kritaqliluk at...

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Nunavut August 31, 2011 - 11:47 am

Nunavut business student wins scholarships

Trent University student Laura Arngna’naaq is working towards a career as a managerial accountant

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(updated)

Laura Arngna’naaq, a university student who lives in Kingston, Ont. has earned two prestigious scholarships, one, a Sun Life financial scholarship from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and the other from the Royal Bank of Canada’s Aboriginal Student Awards Program....

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Iqaluit August 31, 2011 - 5:04 am

Send an Iqaluit teen to see Tumivut: Alianait

Festival starts “Tickets for Teens” campaign

SARAH ROGERS

Next week Iqaluit’s Alianait Arts Festival will present a back-to-school concert featuring award-winning throat singing and hip hop quartet Tumivut.

Their Sept. 9 show at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit marks the first Nunavut show for Tumivut, whose name means “our footsteps” in Inuktitut.

And it...

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Around the Arctic August 31, 2011 - 4:40 am

New book details Lester Pearson’s role in securing Canada’s North

"By 1925, Canada's haphazard Arctic policy had been transformed"

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RANDY BOSWELL
Postmedia News

A new book about the history of Canada’s territorial claims in the Arctic has shed fresh light on the impressive, behind-the-scenes manoeuvring by Canadian officials in the 1920s to secure control over the vast region and its untapped resources — a key part of the...

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Around the Arctic August 31, 2011 - 4:30 am

Photo: New Churchill Northern Studies Centre celebrates its opening

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Around the Arctic August 30, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Canada’s Arctic a “telecommunications backwater:” report

Operation Nanook 2009 suffered communications meltdown

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Arctic Canada is a telecommunications backwater and without a federal strategy to increase bandwidth and reduce costs, the North risks falling even further behind.

That’s the conclusion of a study called the Arctic Communications Infrastructure Assessment, compiled on behalf of a working group of...

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Iqaluit August 30, 2011 - 3:42 pm

QEC to do big expansion of Iqaluit power plant

“The existing plant has been in service for 50 years”

CHRIS WINDEYER

Even before the lights went out in Iqaluit Aug. 29, Qulliq Energy Corp. already saw that the capital’s diesel-fired power plant is aging rapidly.

But the problems with two generators at the plant, which forced the utility to implement rolling blackouts, which essentially brought business to a halt...

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Nunavut August 30, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Cape Dorset gives social services back to Nunavut government

“The most important thing is providing the best possible service to the children and families of Cape Dorset"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Cape Dorset will hand the delivery of its local social programs back to the Government of Nunavut on Sept. 30.

Cape Dorset first took responsibility for social services from the territorial government in April 1994, when it signed a deal with the Government of the Northwest Territories called a...

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Nunavut August 30, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Narwhals in Cambridge Bay delight hunters, muktuk-lovers

”It’s like landing on the moon. It doesn’t happen every day”

JANE GEORGE

An amazing sight drew the curious to the shore in Cambridge Bay on the evening of Aug. 25: the swelling ripples of swimming narwhal pods.

While pods of narwhals have been seen at least twice over the past 15 years in Cambridge Bay, narwhals aren’t commonly seen there. Maps of the whales’ range in...

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Nunavut August 30, 2011 - 10:40 am

Flight 6560 crashed shortly after last communication with Resolute Bay airport: eyewitness

"I saw First Air ground crew ­waiting for the aircraft and wondering where it was"

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Flight International, which bills itself as the world’s leading aerospace weekly, has reported new information about the minutes leading up to and immediately after the Aug. 20 crash of First Air flight 6560 near the Resolute Bay airport.

A source from someone who worked in support of the...

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Nunavut August 30, 2011 - 10:30 am

Criminal record checks slow down Nunavut’s school hiring

“This is all done to protect children”

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut’s school administrators say they’re losing potential teachers and staff due to stricter criminal reference checks.

Anyone who applies to work in what’s considered a vulnerable sector – in jobs which involve working with children, elders or handicapped – must submit a criminal reference...

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Around the Arctic August 30, 2011 - 9:09 am

Photo: Kananginak Pootoogook ‘s “Aulajijakka: Things I Remember”

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Around the Arctic August 30, 2011 - 9:00 am

Photo: Greenland remains green

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Around the Arctic August 30, 2011 - 5:14 am

Nunavut shorebird flies through Hurricane Irene — and survives

Chinquapin headed south Aug. 22 from Southampton Island

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A plucky shorebird on its way south from Nunavut’s Southampton Island made headlines this week in the United States when it survived a flight through Hurricane Irene, the same storm that caused New York City to shut down for a day.

Whimbrels are long-beaked brown shorebirds, which spend their...

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Iqaluit August 29, 2011 - 7:39 pm

Lights back on in Iqaluit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A power outage that shut down Iqaluit for most of the day Aug. 29 appears to be over.

Qulliq Energy Corp. crews turned the power back on shortly after 8:30 p.m. Electricity had been scheduled to off for most of the city until 10 p.m. as part of rolling blackouts the utility was using to cope with...

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Nunavik August 29, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Elisapie Isaac nabs Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music nomination

Public decides who wins

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavik singer Elisapie Isaac is up for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award.

Isaac has been nominated as Aboriginal female of the year, as part of the Canadian music awards whose winners are decided by voters.

The Salluit-born performer is up against four other female artists: Vancouver hip...

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Iqaluit August 29, 2011 - 11:20 am

Iqaluit faces rolling blackouts as power plant sputters

All schools closed until at least Wednesday

CHRIS WINDEYER

(Updated 4:22 p.m.)

Iqaluit faces the prospect of several days of rolling blackouts after the main generator at the city’s power plant broke down during the early morning hours of Aug. 29.

Power was out early Monday in the Plateau subdivision, parts of Tundra Ridge and Apex.

The Government of...

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Nunavut August 29, 2011 - 10:29 am

Nunavut kids head back back to school

New school year means more educators and community counsellors in schools

SARAH ROGERS

Schools across Nunavut are welcoming students at staggered dates this year, starting as early as Aug.15 in some communities, while for others, classes won’t begin until Sept. 6.

However, some students in the Baffin region may wait to see their teachers for a while yet: the Qikiqtani School...

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Around the Arctic August 29, 2011 - 10:10 am

Denmark’s Arctic Strategy invites industry to partner in development

"Private funding is seen as a possibility" to build ports, airports

JANE GEORGE

Denmark wants to network in the Arctic — and it’s eager for resource developers to kick in money for the infrastructure they need to work in the Arctic.

That’s one of the messages from Denmark’s “Strategy for the Arctic 2011-2020,” launched last week, which is intended to guide the future of...

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