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Nunavik October 31, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Photo: Halloween frights continue

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Photo: Youth talk education at ITK conference

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Police seize stolen assault rifle in Pangnirtung

A 37-year-old man faces numerous charges

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Police in Pangnirtung seized an assault rifle Oct. 19 in Pangnirtung, the RCMP said in an Oct. 31 news release.

The rifle, a Galil model 372, belongs to a group of light military firearms first designed and manufactured in Isreal during the late 1960s.

Members of the RCMP in Pangnirtung found the...

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 1:01 pm

Adlair Aviation Ltd. loses medevac contract appeal

NNI board says GN properly awarded Kitikmeot medevac work

JANE GEORGE

(updated Oct. 31 at 4:10 p.m.)

The Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti appeals board has denied an appeal filed by Adlair Aviation Ltd. of Cambridge Bay to overturn the Government of Nunavut’s decision to award the Kitikmeot region’s medevac contract to Aqsaqniq Airways Ltd.

In August, the...

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Around the Arctic October 31, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Photo: Women heal in CamBay

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Photo: Resolute Bay tank leaks, clean-up, investigation underway

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Police suspect foul play in Resolute Bay fuel spill

“It looks like someone opened the valves"

SARAH ROGERS

The Oct. 28 leak at the Resolute Bay tank farm was likely a deliberate act, the Nunavut RCMP said Oct. 31.

“It looks like someone opened the valves,” said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Kevin Lewis Oct. 31. “But as it stands, we have no suspects and we’re still investigating.”

RCMP launched an investigation......

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 9:40 am

Nunavut to propose amendments to privacy act: Aariak

"The major change to be considered is to make privacy oversight mandatory"

SARAH ROGERS

After completing a review of its Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Government of Nunavut now promises action.

The GN will deliver amendments to the act by the end of 2012 to ensure better “accountability and transparency,” Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak told the legislative...

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Nunavik October 31, 2011 - 8:27 am

Nunavut Housing Corp. gets board of directors

New body includes members from Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Arviat

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut Housing Corp. has a new seven-member board of directors, Tagak Curley, Nunavut’s minister responsible for the housing corporation, said Oct. 28 in the Nunavut legislature.

The Nunavut Housing Corp. solicited interest for board appointments, following the approval last June to amend the...

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 7:52 am

Inuit Heritage Trust slams pull-back on Nunavut Heritage Centre project

"Inuit are unable to reclaim our historical tools and belongings"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Luke Suluk, president of the Inuit Heritage Trust, said Oct. 28 that he’s disappointed that the Government of Nunavut has decided to shelve plans to build a Nunavut Heritage Centre.

The centre was missing from the GN’s current five-year capital plan, brought up last week before the Nunavut...

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 5:37 am

Photo: GN’s internship program sees new graduate

SARAH ROGERS

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Nunavut October 31, 2011 - 5:27 am

Tory crime bill spells trouble for Nunavut: lawyer

Tough sentences won’t deter drunks from doing crimes

JANE GEORGE

The Conservative government’s omnibus crime bill means trouble for Nunavut if the territory doesn’t tackle the root causes of crime, Cambridge Bay lawyer Peter Harte warned this week.

If passed, Bill C-10, also known as the Safe Streets and Communities Act, will not address the underlying causes...

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Nunavut October 30, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Soldier dies on rescue mission in Nunavut

"I extend my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and comrades of Sgt. Janick Gilbert"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

(with files from Postmedia News, updated, Oct. 31, 7:40 p.m.)

The body of a Canadian search-and-rescue technician who died during an Oct. 27 rescue operation in Nunavut arrived in Ontario on Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. Janick Gilbert, 34, from Baie-Comeau, Que., died Thursday night during a mission...

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Around the Arctic October 30, 2011 - 9:57 am

Photo: A scary $50 bill?

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Around the Arctic October 30, 2011 - 4:57 am

Monitoring shows contaminants still pollute the Arctic

“These chemicals are known to be harmful for humans and wildlife"

JANE GEORGE

Monitoring in the Arctic for toxic substances produced in farms and factories located far to the south continues this year, with scientists like Anya Gawor on the look-out for traces of these contaminants in the Arctic air and waters, and even in tiny sea creatures.

Gawor, 24, a graduate student...

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Around the Arctic October 29, 2011 - 6:59 pm

RCMP denies knowledge of residential school abuses

"Our role was not involved specifically within the school"

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AMY CHUNG
Postmedia News

OTTAWA — The RCMP was not aware of the abuses happening in the Indian residential schools, according to a report that covers more than 100 years of the Mounties’ involvement in one of Canadian history’s darkest chapters.

On Saturday, RCMP Deputy Commissioner Steve Graham...

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Nunavik October 29, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Photo: A new logo for Air Inuit

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Nunavut October 29, 2011 - 5:32 am

Resolute tank farm spills 100,000 litres of fuel

GN works on clean-up, RCMP investigates

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A massive clean-up effort will get underway in Resolute Bay, where on Oct. 28 the community’s tank farm spilled an estimated 100,000 litres of fuel.

The cause of the spill remains unknown and the RCMP have launched an investigation.

In the meantime, the spill has been contained and there are no...

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Around the Arctic October 29, 2011 - 4:57 am

China enters the Arctic equation

"The Canadian Arctic has what China wants"

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MARK SIBLEY
Postmedia News

OTTAWA — A new Great Game is making a quiet appearance in Canada’s Arctic.

In a speech Friday in Beijing, the Danish ambassador to China, Friis Arne Peterson, said the communist country has “natural and legitimate economic and scientific interests in the Arctic” even...

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Nunavut October 28, 2011 - 4:14 pm

SAR tech died “in the water” during rescue mission: RCMP

"Tragically, one of the SAR Tech Rescuers was found to be non-responsive in the water"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The RCMP in Nunavut has revealed more about the circumstances that led to the death of a search-and-rescue technician from Canadian Forces Base Trenton who died Oct. 27 during a rescue mission near Igloolik.

Sgt. Janick Gilbert died Thursday night during a mission near Igloolik, the Department of...

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