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Nunavut June 30, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Photo: Meet Washboard Hank and Lance Loree

JIM BELL

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Nunavut June 30, 2012 - 6:08 am

Photo: Jordin Tootoo visits Iqaluit

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Nunavut June 30, 2012 - 4:51 am

Photo: A time for children

JIM BELL

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Nunavut June 29, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Nunavut food coalition gets up and running

Feeding My Family makes big presentation

SAMANTHA DAWSON

What the organizers of the “Feeding my Family” movement said at the first June 26 Nunavut food security coalition meeting was interesting to hear, says Ed McKenna, director of Nunavut’s anti-poverty secretariat.

“One of the things they expressed to us is they felt very strongly about their...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Iqaluit RCMP Jail-N-Bail fundraiser ready to rumble

“It really is a fun event with a lot of teasing”

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Do you someone ready to do hard time for a good cause?

The RCMP’s Jail-N-Bail fundraiser for Iqaluit’s Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank is set for July 4.

RCMP summer students will “arrest” unsuspecting scofflaws and take them to a mock jail inside the RCMP Iqaluit detachment front lobby...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2012 - 1:33 pm

City to ponder plans to develop cemetery

New cemetery expected by Sept. 1, 2013

DAVID MURPHY

The clock is ticking on the City of Iqaluit’s desire to develop a new cemetery.

Iqaluit has two years in which to build a new cemetery before the old one fills up — and plans are in the works to finally get a new site up and running by fall of 2013. 

A tentative timeline for development of a...

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Nunavut June 29, 2012 - 10:24 am

GN, union reach tentative wage-benefit deal

Four-year deal provides annual wage increases of one, one, 2.5 and three per cent

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About 2,000 unionized workers with the Government of Nunavut will vote on the ratification of a tentative wage-benefit deal reached June 27, the GN said in a news release June 28.

The terms of the agreement are confidential until each side ratifies it, the news release said.

That means there is...

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Around the Arctic June 29, 2012 - 9:47 am

Environmental groups attack Greenland’s request for increased whaling quotas

"This demand for more whale meat is clearly driven by the commercial consumer market"

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With days to go before the International Whaling Commission meets from July 2 to July 4 in Panama, environmental groups are trying to discredit Denmark’s request for a larger aboriginal whale hunt quota for Greenland.

Greenland wants the IWC, the management group that determines worldwide quotas...

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Nunavut June 29, 2012 - 6:46 am

Photo: Briefing on ringed seal liver health advisory

DAVID MURPHY

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Nunavut June 29, 2012 - 6:30 am

High mercury levels prompt health advisory in Nunavut

"We are advising women to avoid eating ringed sealed liver”

DAVID MURPHY

You may want to think twice when slicing off a piece of ringed seal liver. 

Five years after the 2007-08 Inuit Health Survey examined more than 1,500 Nunavummiut for a contaminants assessment, health officials are finally advising women of child-bearing age not to eat ringed seal liver.

That’s...

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Nunavut June 29, 2012 - 5:46 am

Photo: The circus comes to town

SAMANTHA DAWSON

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Nunavut June 29, 2012 - 5:35 am

Nunavut needs more suicide prevention efforts: retired psychiatrist

Dr. Eric Hood retires after decades of service

SAMANTHA DAWSON

Nunavut needs more primary suicide prevention efforts, that is, efforts such as teaching coping skills to children, as a way of preventing suicide in the territory, says Dr. Eric Hood, a long-time psychiatric consultant for the territory who has just retired.

Hood recently received the Royal...

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Nunavik June 29, 2012 - 5:00 am

Photo: Nunavik Tourism holds AGM

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Nunavut June 28, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Photo: Nunavut issues ringed seal liver warning

DAVID MURPHY

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Nunavik June 28, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Nunavik works to control TB outbreak, without TB vaccine

Number of active tuberculosis cases in Kangiqsualujjuaq pegged at 68

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A plan to squash a tuberculosis outbreak in Kangiqsualujjuaq has hit a bump: the Bacille Calmette-Guérin or BCG vaccine, which regional heath officials wanted to give children up to age seven in that Nunavik community, is no longer available.

That’s because all stocks of BCG vaccine, a drug which...

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Nunavik June 28, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Photo: Nunavik health board opens new patient transit in Kuujjuaq

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Iqaluit June 28, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Music and fun galore at Iqaluit’s 2012 Alianait Arts Festival

Festival starts June 29

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You’ll wish you were in Iqaluit this weekend.

That’s because this year’s Alianait Arts Festival, which kicks off June 29, features a slew of concerts and free workshops for adults and kids.

The action starts Friday night with a 7 p.m. ticketed opening concert in Nakasuk School that features...

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Nunavut June 28, 2012 - 10:55 am

Photo: Jordin Tootoo signs autographs

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Nunavut June 28, 2012 - 10:50 am

Nunavut Inuit org wins 14.8M judgment on general monitoring plan

Nunavut court upholds NTI lawsuit allegation

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(Updated June 28, 1:20 p.m.)

Justice Earl Johnson of the Nunavut Court of Justice ruled June 27 that the federal government is in breach of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement by failing to develop a general monitoring plan as required by Article 12 of the agreement.

“I am satisfied that Canada’s...

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Iqaluit June 28, 2012 - 10:30 am

Photo: Preparing Alianait’s big-top tent for the big weekend

DAVID MURPHY

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