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Nunavut December 31, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Photo: Waiting under the moon

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Nunavik December 21, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Kuujjuaq gears up for the holidays

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Looking for some holiday fun in Kuujjuaq?

The community’s recreation committee has some games and events planned for Kuujjuammiut over the Christmas holidays, and all are welcome.

Starting on the day of Christmas Eve, Kuujjuaq’s Christmas lights competition kicks off. Local judges will check out...

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Around the Arctic December 21, 2011 - 5:00 pm

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Around the Arctic December 21, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Scrumptious holiday fare for northern tables

Three chefs share their Christmas dinner secrets

SARAH ROGERS

What sort of goodies will fill your table over the holiday season?

Nunatsiaq News asked some chefs and hunters what they plan to serve up for family over the Christmas holidays, and three of them agreed to share their family recipes.

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Aaron Watson’s family doesn’t always opt for the big...

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Nunavik December 21, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Quebec tightens reins on Nunavik’s caribou hunt

"Decreasing population[s]...encourages us to strengthen the hunting rules to preserve the species"

SARAH ROGERS

Outfitters in Nunavik didn’t receive a welcome Christmas present, as Quebec announced new restrictions for Nunavik’s sports caribou hunt Dec. 21.

These will limit sports hunting of the Leaf River and George River herds for the 2012-2013 season.

“The data collected in 2011 shows that the Leaf...

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Nunavut December 21, 2011 - 3:03 pm

The key to safety on the land: be prepared

"Don’t panic. Don’t panic. Don’t panic"

DEAN MORRISON

Don’t panic. Don’t panic. Don’t panic.

These words cannot be repeated often enough for Jimmy Akakvak, the RCMP’s Iqaluit search and rescue media spokesperson, when he’s asked what to do if you find yourself lost on the land.

“I have been lost. It is an awful feeling. Panic set in and I started...

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Nunavut December 21, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Igloolik rescue technician faced faulty equipment, extreme weather

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A Quebec SAR tech who died during a Nunavut rescue mission last October struggled with faulty equipment and extreme weather conditions, says a Canadian Forces report released Dec. 21.

Sgt. Janick Gilbert, 34, from Baie-Comeau, Quebec., died Oct. 27 during a mission near Igloolik, where he and two...

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Nunavut December 21, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Photo: Canadian Forces releases report on death of SAR tech

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Nunavut December 21, 2011 - 11:50 am

NAC, Baffinland team up to offer program in Pond Inlet

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Nunavut Arctic College students in Pond Inlet will get a chance in 2012 to learn skills like wildlife conservation, law enforcement and parks management.

It’s all part of a diploma in Environmental Technology that the college will offer in Pond Inlet in the New Year, thanks to money from...

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Nunavik December 21, 2011 - 11:05 am

Photo: Quebec announces new regulations for Nunavik’s caribou hunt

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Around the Arctic December 21, 2011 - 6:00 am

2011: Most-read stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca

Thousands of readers followed our online coverage of the Aug. 20 crash in Resolute Bay

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Tales of loss and frustration attracted more readers to Nunatsiaqonline.ca than any other type of story in 2011.

Based on statistics generated by Google Analytics, the respected internet traffic measurement service, we're able to list the online stories that drew the greatest number of page views,

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Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Photo: NTI’s photo of the year

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Iqaluit December 20, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Iqaluit police arrest man who escaped custody

Matthew Haslem, 22, faces drug, property charges

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Less than an hour after asking for the public’s help Dec. 20, Iqaluit RCMP arrested a local man who escaped police custody Dec. 19.

The court had issued an arrest warrant for Iqaluit resident Matthew Haslem, 22.

Haslem faced property and drug-related charges that are now before the Nunavut Court...

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Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 4:15 pm

After post office break-in, Pangnirtung faces a gift-less Christmas

"I don’t know what to tell them"

SARAH ROGERS

Lucy Akulukjuk isn’t sure what she’ll tell her three children.

Her three- and six-year-old daughters and eight-year-old son and have been waiting for their Christmas presents from their grandparents and aunts to arrive in Pangnirtung.

But now Akulukjuk’s children might have to go without, since...

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Nunavik December 20, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Chinese steel giant ready to help finance Nunavik iron mine

Lac Otelnuk mine could produce 50 million tonnes of iron over 100 years

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A huge iron mine project in Nunavik continues to steamroll ahead: Adriana Resources Inc. plans to finalize a joint venture deal with Chinese steel giant WISCO to develop its Lac Otelnuk and December Lake iron ore properties.

The deal that Adriana has asked its shareholders to accept will see a...

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Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Peregrine buys out BHP in Chidliak diamond project

Mining giant's review of diamond properties sees end of partnership

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Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. announced Dec. 20 that it will buy BHP Billiton’s 51 per cent interest in the 8,580 square kilometre Chidliak diamond project, 120 kilometres northeast of Iqaluit.

The deal follows the recent statement by BHP that it planned to review its investments in diamonds, saying it...

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Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 10:42 am

“Take back the night” operations aimed at safety in Iqaluit

Police check bars, cars to cut down on alcohol-related offenses

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After a recent “Take back the night” operation, police say they’ll continue regular crack-downs on alcohol-related offenses in Iqaluit.

Members of the Iqaluit RCMP, with assistance from Nunavut’s liquor inspectors and local by-law enforcement officers, stepped up patrols Dec. 16 in Iqaluit in...

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Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 10:33 am

Volunteers scale back searches for two missing Nunavut men

Bernard Pujuardjok of Kugaaruk last seen Dec. 5, Jamesie Kootoo of Kimmirut missing since Nov. 26

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(Updated Dec. 22)

Police say hope has faded for a Kugaaruk man missing on the land since early December.

Bernard Pujuardjok was first reported missing from Kugaaruk Dec. 5, when he was believed to be headed north towards Taloyoak.

Since then, ground and air searches have covered 240 square...

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Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 10:14 am

Police nab drug-stuffed deep fryer in Iqaluit

French fry maker was en route to Clyde River

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Police nabbed a deep fryer stuffed with weed Dec. 14 in Iqaluit.

Members of the RCMP V Division drug section, who were tracking a suspicious package destined for Clyde River, believed the package contained drugs, a Dec. 20 news release from the RCMP said.

After receiving a search warrant, police...

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Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 9:55 am

Thieving grinches ruin Pangnirtung’s Christmas

Burglars hit Canada Post storage facility

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Fewer presents will nestle under Christmas trees in Pangnirtung due to a break-in at the community’s post office.

Sometime between the evening of Dec. 17 and the morning of Dec. 19, burglars broke into a Canada Post storeroom in Pangnirtung and opened all the parcels, the RCMP said in a Dec. 20...

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