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Climate Change November 30, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Thawing permafrost could speed global warming, researchers warn

"Cause for serious concern"

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MARGARET MUNRO
Postmedia News

An international team is warning that permafrost — which covers almost half of Canada — could release climate warming gases more quickly than expected.

There is “cause for serious concern,” say the scientists, who underscore “the urgent need to reduce atmospheric...

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Nunavut November 30, 2011 - 4:23 pm

Photo: Poverty summit wraps up Nov. 30

SARAH ROGERS

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Nunavik November 30, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Photo: Kuujjuaq school classroom closed to mold

JANE GEORGE

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Iqaluit November 30, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Photo: Vet on the move in Iqaluit

SARAH ROGERS

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Nunavik November 30, 2011 - 12:29 pm

Nunavik Nickel mine hits another stumbling block

Goldbrook rejects Chinese partner's buy-out offer

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The strained relationship between Goldbrook Ventures and Jilin Jien Nickel Industry Co., Ltd., majority owner of the Canadian Royalties’ Nunavik Nickel mine project in Nunavik, took another turn Nov. 30 when Goldbrook advised its shareholders not to accept a buy-out from the Chinese...

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Around the Arctic November 30, 2011 - 10:59 am

Cairn wraps up Greenland drilling

"We have yet to make a commercial discovery"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After spending $1 billion looking for oil off Greenland, Cairn Energy has come up dry.

The company has plugged its two remaining wells off the coast of western Greenland, without finding any signs of the substantial oil reserves thought to lie off Greenland.

“The first phase of Cairn’s...

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Nunavut November 30, 2011 - 10:33 am

Search teams still seek Kimmirut’s lost mayor

"Like trying to find a needle in a haystack”

DEAN MORRISON

Foul weather has hampered the search for Kimmirut’s Mayor Jamesie Kootoo, who went missing on the land Nov. 26 while on a hunting trip.

After the 67-year-old Kootoo didn’t come back from his one-day caribou hunt Nov. 26, the local search and rescue committee in Kimmirut started to look for...

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Nunavut November 30, 2011 - 10:10 am

“This honour means so much to me,” says Rev. Mike Gardener

One of the first Order of Nunavut medals goes to retired Anglican minister

SARAH ROGERS

Iqaluit’s Rev. Mike Gardener became the first Nunavummiut to be presented with the Order of Nunavut Nov. 29.

Gardener, his wife Margaret, family and a number of friends and dignitaries filled the legislative assembly chamber Nov. 29 to see him receive the territory’s newest and highest honour from...

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Around the Arctic November 30, 2011 - 9:53 am

MP tries to change crime bill

'They rushed it'; Tories recognize it's flawed: critic

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LEE BERTHIAUME
Postmedia News

In a strange twist Tuesday, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews tried to change the government’s own omnibus crime legislation by introducing a number of amendments, only to have the speaker of the House rule them as inadmissible.

Speaker Andrew Scheer said the six...

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Nunavut November 30, 2011 - 9:38 am

Photo: Baker Lake buffeted by strong winds, storm

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Nunavut November 30, 2011 - 9:18 am

Chidliak owner to re-think its involvement in diamonds

BHP to review investments in Canadian diamonds

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The global mining giant, BHP Billiton, which owns 51 per cent of the Chidliak diamond property near Iqaluit, plans to review its investments in diamonds, a company news release said Nov. 29.

That review, to be done by the end of January 2012, could result in the sale of BHP’s interests in Chidliak...

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Nunavut November 30, 2011 - 7:08 am

Beverly caribou have been on the move, wildlife biologist says

The herd, now calving on the Queen Maud Gulf coast, is "robust" and not near extinction

JANE GEORGE

Biologists need to change how they define caribou herds, a wildlife biologist and researcher from the University of Alberta has concluded.

And more satellite tracking studies of caribou may prevent future confusion over the size and locations of caribou herds in the North, John Nagy says.

It’s...

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Nunavik November 30, 2011 - 5:49 am

Nunavik wants better information on Plan Nord: KRG

“We want a clear understanding"

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — In Nunavik, you don’t have to look hard to see Inuit feel left out of Plan Nord’s loop.

That unease with respect to Plan Nord surfaced at the recent meeting on self-rule in Kuujjuaq, where delegates at the meeting backed away from supporting Premier Jean Charest’s grand development...

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Around the Arctic November 29, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Canada’s next Arctic rival: Scotland?!?

"For centuries, independent Scotland had close diplomatic and trading relations with our regional neighbours"

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RANDY BOSWELL
Postmedia News

The retreating sea ice and rising economic profile of the circumpolar world have, in recent years, stoked occasional tensions between Canada and fellow Arctic Ocean coastal states Russia and Denmark, underlined a long-running dispute with the U.S. over control of the...

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Nunavut November 29, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Photo: Rev. Mike Gardener receives the Order of Nunavut

SARAH ROGERS

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Nunavik November 29, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Photo: KRG vice-chairman embraces Movember

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut November 29, 2011 - 2:23 pm

We’ll finish St. Jude’s in spite of shortfall, NCC says

Anglican committee gets credit from construction firm

DEAN MORRISON

The fundraising committee for the construction project is still $2.5 million short of the $7 million they need to rebuild St. Jude’s cathedral.

But the NCC Investment Group Inc. has committed to finishing work on the cathedral by May 2012.

“This is unique. We couldn’t afford to do this for...

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Nunavik November 29, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Survey shows Nunavik Inuit missing out on jobs

More jobs — particularly in mining — require post-secondary education

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — Nunavik Inuit are losing ground to non-Inuit when it comes to jobs, a new survey for the Kativik Regional Government shows.

Inuit held 1,145 more full-time jobs in 2011 than they did in 1993.

But the percentage of full-time jobs held by non-Inuit has grown.

This increased by 46 per...

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Nunavut November 29, 2011 - 10:22 am

Photo: Award goes to Elisha Kilabuk’s “The Qalupalik”

SARAH ROGERS

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Nunavut November 29, 2011 - 10:10 am

Book of the year award goes to “The Qalupalik”

"Maximum impact" delivered, says "Quill and Quire" magazine

SARAH ROGERS

The Qalupalik, a children’s book by Iqaluit author Elisha Kilabuk, has picked up a Book of the Year award from Quill and Quire.

Quill and Quire, a Canadian magazine of book news and reviews, chose the Inuit legend as one of five children’s stories to receive the distinction.

The award marks the...

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