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Around the Arctic January 31, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Photo: PM Harper gets a furry notebook

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Nunavut January 31, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Traditional Inuit knowledge essential to scientific research: NTI

Recent study on killer whales shows scientists take traditional knowledge more seriously

SARAH ROGERS

Is a newly-released study on the behaviour and diet of killer whales in the Canadian Arctic proof that the science community is finally warming up to traditional Inuit knowledge?

Paul Irngaut, a wildlife adviser with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. thinks so.

University of Manitoba researchers recently......

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Nunavut January 31, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Iqaluit’s veteran airport man moves on this week

John Graham, 55, leaves GN for private sector

DEAN MORRISON

“Be ever vigilant” — those are the words that John Graham, Iqaluit’s veteran airport manager, has lived by for the past 15 years.

On Aug. 14, 1996, at 9:00 a.m. Graham took a seat in the chair that he would occupy for the next 15 years on the second floor of Iqaluit’s bright yellow airport,...

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Nunavut January 31, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Sakku teams up with ATCO for work in Kivalliq’s mining industry

“Mining activity in our territory must benefit the Inuit people"

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Sakku Investments Corp., the business arm of the Kivalliq Inuit Association, has signed a joint venture agreement with ATCO Structure and Logistics, a well-known firm that specializes in workforce housing.

Together, the two have created a new company called Sakku ATCO Buildings and Services to...

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Nunavik January 31, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Photo: Quebec premier meets new Makivik Corp. president

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Around the Arctic January 31, 2012 - 11:35 am

Nelson Tagoona takes it to the next level

Nunavut hip hop artist, inventor of “throat boxing,” plays Ottawa

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JUSTIN NOBEL
Special to Nunatsiaq News

He’s the kid from Baker Lake with the ridiculous beats, who stole the show at Aqpik Jam two summers ago, tore up the stage last year at the Cypher for Change B-boy competition in Whitehorse and blew everyone away with his throat boxing performance at the most...

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Iqaluit January 31, 2012 - 11:32 am

A comforting haven for Iqaluit parents and tots

“This is a nice open spot where the kids can interact”

DEAN MORRISON

Parents facing the struggle of raising young children are not alone in Iqaluit, thanks to a free drop-in get-together, which takes place three times a week in Apex.

The Parents and Tots program, active in Iqaluit for more than 20 years, was formally incorporated as a non-profit society in 2002 to...

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Nunavut January 31, 2012 - 7:24 am

Photo: Inuit wares on sale

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Nunavut January 30, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Photo: Book on 19th century Arctic voyage hits auction block

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Nunavut January 30, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Inuit traditional knowledge reveals steady migration of killer whales into Nunavut

Inuit hunters report that killer whales “eat whatever they can catch”

SARAH ROGERS

Researchers from the University of Manitoba say they have better insight into the behaviour and diet of Canadian Arctic killer whales, thanks to traditional Inuit knowledge.

New research published in the online journal Aquatic Biosystems reveals new details about the species, based on interviews...

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Nunavik January 30, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Nunatsiavut man to embark on month-long trek to Nunavik

Nain man to use both traditional and modern tools on trip to Nunavik community

SARAH ROGERS

A young Inuk from Nain, Labrador, plans to use a blend of traditional and modern skills to fuel a month-long walking expedition to Nunavik.

On Feb. 18, 24-year-old Noah Nochasak and Arctic traveller Jerry Kobalenko will leave Nain to travel on foot to Kangiqsualujjuaq, at the mouth of the George...

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Around the Arctic January 30, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Evidence for cause of “Little Ice Age” found in Canada’s North

Scientists ponder the big freeze of the Middle Ages

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RANDY BOSWELL
Postmedia News

Melting icefields on Baffin Island, one of the clearest signs of climate change on Earth today, have yielded the strongest evidence yet for the timing and cause of another major climate event from the planet’s past: the so-called Little Ice Age, a sudden and mysterious...

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Around the Arctic January 30, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Photo: Northern Lights 2012 takes off

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Nunavut January 30, 2012 - 3:47 pm

New GLOs hired to put friendly face on Nunavut bureaucracy

“When people want help they don’t care which department”

DEAN MORRISON

Government liaison officers have been reinstated in eight communities across Nunavut to improve communications between the Government of Nunavut and people living in small communities.

The program operated in one form or another for more than 20 years until it was disbanded around 2008, said Hugh...

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Nunavut January 30, 2012 - 11:22 am

It’s not too late to fight the flu: Nunavut health officials

Only 17 per cent of Nunavummiut have been vaccinated so far this season

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Nunavut health officials are encouraging members of the public to get vaccinated against the flu, if they haven’t already.

The Department of Health and Social Services put out a news release Jan. 30 urging Nunavummiut to protect themselves against the flu, as the territory recently recorded its...

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Around the Arctic January 30, 2012 - 10:40 am

Northern Lights set to showcase best of North, eastern Arctic

Business and cultural showcase already counts 1,000 participants this year

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Northern Lights 2012 is set to shine over Canada’s capital city this week.

The business and cultural showcase of Canada’s North and eastern Arctic will run for a third time from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

And event organizers, which include the Baffin Regional Chamber of...

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Nunavut January 30, 2012 - 10:49 am

Nunavut suffers second-worst suicide count in 2011

33 residents, including 11 in Iqaluit, die by suicide

JIM BELL

Thirty-three Nunavut residents, including a 12-year-old boy from Kugaaruk, died by suicide in 2011, the second-worst year in the territory’s history, Nunavut’s chief coroner, Padma Suramala, confirmed Jan. 27.

That includes 11 suicides in Iqaluit, the highest number of suicides ever recorded in...

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Nunavut January 30, 2012 - 8:34 am

Photo: Robert Munsch scores again….in Inuktitut

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Around the Arctic January 29, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Scientists “in shock” after Canada’s premiere icebreaker docked for repairs

Amundsen docked with four of six engines non-operational

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Margaret Munro
POSTMEDIA NEWS

The icebreaker at the heart of Canada’s premier Arctic science program has been pulled from service, leaving researchers scrambling to find other ships to take them to the North.

The bright red Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen has become a familiar sight...

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Nunavik January 29, 2012 - 9:12 am

Photo: Sharing Inuit culture

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