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Nunavut September 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm

Photo: Meet Nunavut’s newest rookie cabinet minister

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Iqaluit September 30, 2011 - 4:27 pm

Iqaluit reaches tentative wage deal with union

Proposed two-year package contains 2.5 per cent annual wage hikes

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The City of Iqaluit and its unionized workers, represented by Local 6 of the Nunavut Employees Union, reached a tentative new wage-benefit deal Sept. 30, a City of Iqaluit news release said.

The two-year package, if ratified by each side, would give city workers annual 2.5 per cent wage increases...

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Iqaluit September 30, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Watch that dial pad: Northwestel introduces “974”  to Iqaluit

New prefix to be introduced starting Oct. 1

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Telephone users in Iqaluit will start seeing a new local phone number prefix soon, as Northwestel responds to growing demand for new business, residential and cell phone numbers.

The new prefix is 974.

Northwestel will start issuing 974 numbers for new lines after Oct. 1, the company said Sept....

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Iqaluit September 30, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Events at Iqaluit facilities disrupt recreation, councillor complains

“It’s frustrating for the average person”

CHRIS WINDEYER

Iqaluit’s sports facilities frequently double as conference halls and one city councillor is concerned those events are eating into the time available to residents for hockey or curling.

Conferences and events like the Nunavut Trade Show, which wrapped up at the Arctic Winter Games Arena Sept. 29,...

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Photo: A year of anniversaries for CBC

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2011 - 11:04 am

Space agency eyes launch of two Arctic satellites

Pair of big birds could improve telecommunications

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The Canadian Space Agency is looking at making a case for launching a proposed pair of satellites that could improve weather forecasting and telecommunications in the Arctic.

The Canadian Space Agency issued a request on Sept. 21 for proposals for a study of the impact the PCW satellite project...

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Nunavut September 30, 2011 - 10:19 am

Court sentences Arviat man for killing girlfriend

Sam Kinak, 40, gets 14-year sentence

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(Updated Sept. 30, 2:45 p.m.)

Justice Neil Sharkey of the Nunavut Court of Justice sentenced Sam Kinak of Arviat to 14 years in prison Sept. 30 for killing his girlfriend in 2008.

Kinak, 37, at the time, was charged with manslaughter after an early morning incident on Sept. 22, 2008, in which...

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Nunavut September 30, 2011 - 9:39 am

Photo: Literacy week ends on a high note in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut September 30, 2011 - 9:19 am

Nunavut women fleeing violence fill half the beds at Yellowknife shelter

Women in small communities subjected to "domestic terrorism"

JANE GEORGE

Women from Nunavut’s Kitikmeot communities who escape violence at home fill half the beds at the YWCA shelter in Yellowknife, says its executive director, Lydia Fuller.

Over the course of a year, these Nunavut women and their children account for about half of the occupancy at the 12-bed Alison...

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Iqaluit September 30, 2011 - 8:00 am

Photo: The rising tide

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2011 - 6:17 am

Inuit will continue challenging EU seal ban: ITK annual general meeting

“Inuit will not rest until the EU courts strike down this unfair and unjust legislation"

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami took a firm stand against the European Union’s continued ban on seal products when delegates at its annual general meeting this week in Invuik resolved to appeal the recent European Union court ruling on the seal ban.

On Sept. 6, the European General court dismissed the...

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Climate Change September 30, 2011 - 5:26 am

Climate change could cost Canada $43B a year by 2050: Report

"Ignoring climate change costs now will cost us more later"

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MIKE DE SOUZA
Postmedia News

OTTAWA — Canada’s environment minister says his government is not surprised that its own advisory panel on business and environmental issues is warning that greenhouse gas emissions could cost the Canadian economy up to $43 billion each year by 2050 if it fails to come...

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Iqaluit September 29, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Photo: Eye on the prize

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Around the Arctic September 29, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Inukjuak hosts exiles commemoration this week

Monument to be unveiled Sept. 30

SARAH ROGERS

Residents and visitors in Inukjuak are taking part in a commemorative event this week to remember the families affected by the High Arctic relocations.

Some participants are Inuit leaders, others distant relatives or descendants of the original 19 Inukjuak families who were relocated by the...

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Nunavut September 29, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Northwestel launches cell phone service in Pangnirtung next week

Wireless phone service to start Oct. 4 at open house

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Northwestel is inviting residents of Pangnirtung to sign up for a new cell phone service set to launch Oct. 4.

Paul Flaherty, the president and CEO of Northwestel, said in a news release that the service will be “comparable in quality and price to all other cellular providers in...

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Nunavik September 29, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Nunavik looks at ways of keeping offenders out of court

New measures intended to “give youth a chance”

SARAH ROGERS

It’s been a long time coming, but Nunavik has inched closer to implementing alternative justice measures to deal with young and first-time offenders.

The Kativik Regional Government is helping to draft a protocol that will allow Nunavik’s justice committees to decide how the Youth Criminal Justice...

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Nunavut September 29, 2011 - 11:45 am

Photo: future Martin Bergmann research vessel welcomes CamBay residents

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut September 29, 2011 - 9:50 am

New research vessel to honour Resolute Bay crash casualty Martin Bergmann

Nunavut's Cambridge Bay to be the home port for "The Martin Bergmann"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Martin Bergmann, the director of the Polar Continental Shelf Program, died in the Aug. 20 crash of First Air flight 6560 in Resolute Bay.

But the legacy of Bergmann, who was passionate about the Arctic and Arctic science, will live on in Nunavut.

A new private, non-profit...

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Nunavut September 29, 2011 - 9:27 am

Nunavut man guilty of murdering mother’s companion in Ottawa

Victim stabbed in his own bedroom at Vanier residence

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ROBERT SIBLEY
Postmedia News

A subdued clash of cultures was on display in an Ottawa courtroom Sept. 28, when a young Nunavut man admitted to the brutal stabbing of his mother’s companion during an alcoholic rage.

Standing in the docket, reading quietly from a single, crumpled sheet of paper,...

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Nunavik September 29, 2011 - 7:48 am

Goldbrook wins another round against Jilin Jien in Nunavik Nickel dispute

Goldbrook to see its 25 per cent share in the project restored

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Vancouver-based Goldbrook Ventures Inc., a partner in the Nunavik Nickel mine project, came out winning again in its dispute with its joint venture partner Jilin Jien Nickel.

Goldbrook had objected to last year’s issuance of voting common shares by Jilin Jien which effectively reduced Goldbrook’s...

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