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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Filmmaker Zach Kunuk becomes the QIA’s new director for Igloolik

The QIA held a by‐election April 30 in Igloolik to fill the community’s seat on its board.

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Award-winning filmmaker Zach Kunuk has another role to fill: he’s the newly-elected board member for Igloolik on the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s board of directors, says an April 30news release on the “unofficial Igloolik by-election results.

The QIA held a by‐election April 30 in Igloolik to...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Photo: Carving nets $10,200 at auction

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Accused Arviat handgun shooter faces four charges

Bernie Okotak, 26, recovering in Winnipeg from gunshot wound

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The Arviat man shot April 27 in a dangerous confrontation with police now faces four criminal charges, Chief Supt. Steve McVarnock, the commanding officer of the RCMP in Nunavut, told reporters April 30.

Bernie Okotak, 26, has been charged with possession of a restricted firearm and ammunition,...

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Photo: Canada loses a great artist

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Canada loses a great artist: Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok

Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, 77, of Arviat died last month

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After a period of declining heath, Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok of Arviat, one of Canada’s most prominent artists, died April 12. She was 77.

“This is an enormous loss to Inuit art and to Canadian culture generally,” said Judy Kardosh, director of Vancouver’s Marion Scott Gallery, where the artist’s...

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Photo: Simon Lynge comes to Iqaluit for Alianait 2012

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 11:30 am

Nunavut tops spending on health care in the circumpolar world

Qanuippitali Inuit Health Survey results go largely uncommunicated

JANE GEORGE

A sizeable chunk of the money spent by Canada during International Polar Year — $10.6 million out of about $150 million — went to the 2007-08 Qanuippitali Inuit health survey in Nunavut.

“The Inuit health survey, which was one of the IPY projects has given us an understanding of the health of...

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Nunavik April 30, 2012 - 10:49 am

Photo: Hockey players are happy in Quaqtaq

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 8:07 am

Nunavut RCMP member faces sexual assault charge

Cst. Justin Dickens charged in incident alleged to have occurred two years ago in Baker Lake

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(Updated 12:05 p.m., April 30)

A member of the Nunavut RCMP has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an on-duty incident alleged to have taken place two years ago in the Nunavut community of Baker Lake.

“I wish I was here to tell you a different type of story,” Chief Supt. Steve...

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 7:11 am

Photo: Ikpiarjuk’s library, not open

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Nunavut April 30, 2012 - 6:46 am

“Security issues” and lack of classrooms prompt closure of Nunavut library

"It's frustrating"

JANE GEORGE

When the Nanisivik lead-zinc mine closed in 2002, the nearby community of Arctic Bay received a present: hundreds of books from the mine’s library.

Today, the District of Education Authority in Arctic Bay, which looked after the community’s library, has decided it doesn’t want to run this library...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2012 - 5:36 am

Photo: NS in sunny Oslo

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2012 - 5:14 am

Frustrated Greenland seal hunters ready to descend on Copenhagen

March planned for May 1 at a city department store that plans to stop sales of seal products

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Twelve seal hunters from Greenland will lead a protest in Copenhagen May 1, which is celebrated as Labour Day in Denmark and other European countries.

The hunters and their supporters plan to march past the city’s venerable downtown department store, called Le Magasin, which has decided to stop...

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Nunavut April 28, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Photo: Women in Action… take two

JIM BELL

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Nunavut April 28, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Photo: A girls’ day out

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Nunavut April 28, 2012 - 10:13 am

Photo: Women in Action

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut April 28, 2012 - 9:59 am

Nunavut RCMP shoot Arviat man armed with stolen handgun

Ottawa detective will lead external investigation

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(Updated April 28, 4:40 p.m.)

A detective from the Ottawa Police Service is now headed for Arviat to investigate the April 27 RCMP shooting of a 26-year-old man armed with a handgun stolen April 10 from the Arviat detachment, Chief Supt. Steve McVarnock of the Nunavut RCMP told reporters April

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Nunavik April 28, 2012 - 5:32 am

Photo: Nothing holds Willie Morgan back

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Around the Arctic April 28, 2012 - 5:00 am

Scientists’ Arctic drilling plan aims to demystify undersea greenhouse gases

Researchers from Canada, the United States, Europe and Korea want to drill a series of wells from the Mackenzie Delta across the Beaufort Sea

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The oil and gas industry may be eyeing the energy riches under the Arctic Ocean, but scientists are even keener to start drilling in Canada’s polar waters.

They say the Beaufort Sea, in the western Canadian Arctic, holds clues to several environmental mysteries of...

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Around the Arctic April 27, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Sustainable Arctic homes remain a dream: IPY panel

With many poor and homeless, sustainability hard to deliver

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — Here’s the good news: new houses in the Canadian Arctic are now built to much higher energy-efficiency standards than they were five years ago, by a factor of 50 per cent.

The North is good testing ground for new technology, said Bill Semple of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., at...

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Nunavut April 27, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Alianait, NACA select 2012 summer festival logo

Naya Maurice of Iqaluit wins competition for second year in a row

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The Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association and Iqaluit’s Alianait Arts Festival have found a design for their 2012 summer festivals.

After receiving hundreds of votes on the Alianait festival website from people all over Nunavut and around the world, a design by Naya Maurice of Iqaluit was selected...

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Climate Change April 27, 2012 - 2:10 pm

GN launches climate change website

Website contains info in three languages

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You can now find climate change information, data, educational resources and adaptation toolkits on the Nunavut Climate Change Centre website, launched April 27.

The website includes materials in Inuktitut, English and French, with interactive elements, such as a section in the “Inuit...

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Around the Arctic April 27, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Nunavut led territories in economic growth in 2011: StatsCan

Economy grew by 7.7 per cent

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OTTAWA — Every province in Canada saw economic growth last year, according to a report released by Statistics Canada on Friday.

The fastest rising economy was in Alberta, where gross domestic product expanded by 5.2 per cent in 2011, the federal agency said.

The most extreme rates...

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Nunavut April 27, 2012 - 11:26 am

AEM starts getting it right at Nunavut’s Meadowbank

“It was a strong performance on the production side”

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As it turns the page on a terrible year, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. got better performance out of its Meadowbank mine near Baker Lake and most of its other mining projects during the first quarter of 2012, the company’s latest financial statements reveal.

“It was a strong performance on the...

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Iqaluit April 27, 2012 - 8:50 am

NEAS nabs GN Iqaluit contract

"This is a clear vote of confidence," says CEO

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Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping has won the Government of Nunavut’s contract to for dry cargo resupply to Iqaluit, NEAS announced April 27.

The contract means NEAS will handle all shipments for government departments, agencies and construction projects in Iqaluit.

That represents a significant...

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