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Nunavik July 31, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Puvirnituq man dies in police custody

Investigators say man, 39, appears to have died by suicide

JANE GEORGE

The death of a 39-year-old man who was in custody at the Puvirnituq police station on July 27 appears to be the result of a completed suicide attempt, says the Sûreté du Québec provincial police force.

Investigators from the SQ flew to Puvirnituq from Montreal on July 29 to investigate the

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Iqaluit July 31, 2012 - 11:04 am

Photo: Ice chokes Frobisher Bay

JIM BELL

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Around the Arctic July 31, 2012 - 10:58 am

Nuuk celebrates opening of flashy new $100-million shopping mall

"This will keep some of the money in the country"

DAVID MURPHY

NUUK — Thousands of Nuuk residents flocked into the newest and most striking addition to the city’s ever-expanding skyline July 27 as the ribbon was cut at Greenland’s first-ever indoor shopping mall.

Throughout the weekend, local people and visitors converged on the new mall, constructed at an...

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Around the Arctic July 31, 2012 - 9:20 am

Students on Ice sets sights on Baffin Island, Greenland

“You’re now ambassadors and will be when you go home"

SAMANTHA DAWSON

On Aug. 1, 25 young people from Canada’s Inuit regions, along with 50 other students from around the world, will sail from Iqaluit to view icebergs and wildlife before heading from Qikiqtarjuaq to western Greenland.

That’s the plan for their 12-day educational cruise with the organization,...

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Around the Arctic July 31, 2012 - 8:55 am

Photo: Students on Ice set off from Iqaluit

SAMANTHA DAWSON

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Around the Arctic July 31, 2012 - 7:25 am

Chukotkan Inuit welcome Inuit Circumpolar Council leaders

ICC sends delegation to renew bonds with Russian Yu'pik

JANE GEORGE

Twenty years after Inuit from Chukotka finally met with other Inuit from Alaska, Canada and Greenland in Inuvik, Inuit in Chukotka — who call themselves Yuit or Yu’pik — last week welcomed a delegation from the Inuit Circumpolar Conference to their region.

Among the visiting Inuit: Duane Smith,...

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Around the Arctic July 31, 2012 - 5:04 am

Photo: A new mall for Nuuk

DAVID MURPHY

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Nunavut July 31, 2012 - 4:59 am

Nunavut RCMP lay charges in Kimmirut shooting fracas

Joe Utye, 20, faces six Criminal Code allegations

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Joe Utye, 20, of Kimmirut, faces six criminal charges following a shooting incident July 28 in which a man fired multiple rounds into the community’s RCMP detachment, police said July 30.

Utye, whose date of birth is given as Aug. 20, 1981 in an RCMP news release, but whose age is given as 20,...

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Around the Arctic July 30, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Photo: ICC in Anadyr

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Nunavik July 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Ungava candidates line up as Quebec heads towards election

Plan Nord a unifying project whose benefits accrue to all of Quebec, Liberal candidate says

JANE GEORGE

With Quebec premier Jean Charest less than two days away from a widely-expected August 1 call for a Sept. 4 provincial election, Quebec’s political parties have lined up to contest the Parti Québécois hold on the northern riding that includes Nunavik.

The PQ’s Luc Ferland is latest in a long line...

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Nunavik July 30, 2012 - 9:26 am

Youth help clean up future Nunavik park

Junk now ready to be carted out of Ulittaniujalik

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Mattusie Oweetaluktuk of Inukjuak, Minnie Molly Snowball of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Gabriel Losier of Kawawachikamach are back home after participating in a clean-up project in the future Nunavik park Ulittaniujalik, located 100 kilometres south of Kangiqsualujjuaq on Ungava Bay.

The project, led by...

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Nunavik July 30, 2012 - 8:56 am

Photo: Nunavik provincial park clean-up involves youth

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Around the Arctic July 30, 2012 - 8:17 am

Arctic sea ice appears headed for new record low

Ice continues to melt around the Arctic region despite ice jams along Baffin Island and the Northwest Passage

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

While Frobisher Bay and other Nunavut sea lanes remain clogged with ice, Arctic sea ice continued to track at levels far below average through July, with open water in the Kara and Barents seas reaching as far north as typically seen during September, reports the Colorado-based National Snow and...

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Nunavut July 30, 2012 - 7:37 am

Wildlife board will make right decision on narwhal: Inuit org VP

“I always have confidence in our public government institutions”

DAVID MURPHY

James Eetoolook, a vice president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., says he has confidence that the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board will make the right decision on the draft narwhal management plan proposed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

The NWMB, which held public hearings last week in......

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Nunavik July 30, 2012 - 6:08 am

Nunavik health board issues guidelines for patients, escorts in Montreal

"Never be intoxicated or display disrespectful behavior"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services has produced a trilingual user’s guide to the Northern Quebec Module, which provides patient services to Nunavimmiut in Montreal.

The new pamphlet publicizes the basic rules that beneficiaries and their escorts should respect while they’re...

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Iqaluit July 30, 2012 - 5:14 am

Photo: Parks Day in Iqaluit

JIM BELL

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Nunavut July 28, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Man fires rounds at Nunavut RCMP station; Kimmirut residents do citizen’s arrest

“The deliberate ‘hunting’ of our members is deeply disturbing”

JIM BELL

About 10 Kimmirut residents risked their lives in the early morning of July 28 to subdue an intoxicated man who, soon after the arrival of a big alcohol shipment, fired multiple rounds at the community’s RCMP detachment.

“All of these people put their lives at risk to assist our police officers...

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Nunavut July 27, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Photo: CCGS Des Groseilliers battles heavy ice

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Nunavut July 27, 2012 - 9:36 am

NTI, dealers raise objections to DFO narwhal tusk traceability scheme

New system badly needed, but tusks may be devalued

DAVID MURPHY

Commercial narwhal tusks may get an extra accessory if the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has its way.

The DFO proposes a new narwhal tusk traceability as part of the draft Narwhal Integrated Fisheries Management Plan debated this week in Iqaluit at a public hearing organized by the Nunavut...

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2012 - 7:27 am

Mosquitoes likely to thrive in wetter, warmer Arctic

“How much rain and snow fall is a pretty good predictor”

LISA GREGOIRE

Just when you thought the buzzing in your ears couldn’t get any worse, it probably will.

American researcher Lauren Culler, who’s been studying and counting mosquitoes near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, has discovered that mosquito larvae, which grow and develop in melt water ponds, mature faster in...

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