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Nunavut September 30, 2012 - 10:28 pm

Photo: CCGS Louis St. Laurent at anchor in Arctic Bay

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Nunavik September 30, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Photo: POV kayakers learn new skills

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Iqaluit September 30, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Photo: Running for the Cure Sept. 30 in Iqaluit

SAMANTHA DAWSON

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Police, Nunavut government team up on gun safety

RCMP, conservation officers to do door-to-door campaign

DAVID MURPHY

Don’t be surprised if you see an RCMP member or conservation officer knocking on your door and asking about your gun in the near future.

The RCMP and the Government of Nunavut are teaming up in an effort to reduce firearms violence through a new firearm awareness campaign in Nunavut communities.

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Canadian High Arctic Research Station needs link with traditional knowledge: CamBay consultation

“The research station should be a two-way bridge, not a one-way bridge"

JANE GEORGE

People in Cambridge Bay got a chance to become personally involved in the Canadian High Arctic Research Station this past week.

At a Sept. 26 public meeting, a small group of local residents told the CHARS team, which included federal government bureaucrats, a scientist, an architect and two...

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Photo: CamBay holds breastfeeding challenge

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 12:08 pm

Aariak promotes devolution at Nunavut Trade Show

"This will strengthen Nunavut’s position as a driver for Canada’s economic growth and a generator of wealth for all Canadians"

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Premier Eva Aariak came out swinging in favour of devolution when she delivered her Sept. 27 keynote address to Nunavut Trade show delegates in Iqaluit.

“Devolution will be good for business by bringing the spin-off benefits of the resource management regime to local businesses here in Nunavut,”...

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 10:54 am

Nunavut promotes easy, healthy recipes

“There’s been quite a positive response"

SAMANTHA DAWSON

Shopping for healthy store-bought food is easy.

That’s the message the health and social services department of the Government of Nunavut sent out to all Nunavut communities, which have received 10 new recipes for healthy meals.

These include recipes for fish chowder, stir fries, baked omelette,...

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Nunavik September 28, 2012 - 9:45 am

Former Nunavik cop jailed 18 months for sexual assault

Joe Willie Saunders, 25, gets 18-month sentence for sex assault on fellow KRPF member

JANE GEORGE

UPDATED: A former officer with the Kativik Regional Police Force is now serving out an 18-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting another KRPF member.

Joe Willie Saunders, 25, of Kuujjuaq, first accused of sexual assault causing bodily harm, pleaded guilty in February 2012...

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 8:47 am

Photo: An ocean observatory comes to CamBay

JANE GEORGE

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Climate Change September 28, 2012 - 7:33 am

The cost of climate change on people, global economy will be high: new report

“It is already a significant cost to the world economy, while inaction on climate change can be considered a leading global cause of death"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — A wetter and warmer Arctic may mean disaster worldwide, says a new report on the global impact of climate change.

On Sept. 27, the high and low temperatures in Cambridge Bay hover at more than six degrees above average, while rarely seen killer whales and narwhals swim around in...

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 6:42 am

Nunavut telecom players call for government action

Firms offer complex menu of choices

JIM BELL

They may not agree on much, but there’s one issue on which all of Nunavut’s telecom players agree: governments must soon develop new ways of supporting broadband internet in Arctic Canada, a conference session held Sept. 27 at the Nunavut Trade Show revealed.

The gathering brought together a...

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Nunavut September 28, 2012 - 5:14 am

Shipping companies decry absence of port facilities in Nunavut

"If you look at Iqaluit, nothing’s changed since the time of Martin Frobisher”

DAVID MURPHY

The heads of the three largest shipping companies working in Nunavut converged at the Nunavut Trade Show Sept. 27 where they all criticized Nunavut’s severe lack of basic marine infrastructure.

Nunavut communities, and especially Iqaluit, fall behind communities in Nunavik because of the near...

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Nunavut September 27, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Photo: Premier Eva Aariak reads to Nakasuk students Sept. 27

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Nunavut September 27, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Alexina Kublu, Nunavut’s language commissioner, retires Sept. 28

“On behalf of all Members of the Legislative Assembly, I would like to express my appreciation to Alexina Kublu for her service to Nunavut"

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Alexina Kublu, the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut, will retire Sept. 28.

Kublu, who was born in Igloolik, is a certified Inuktitut-English translator and a member of the Canadian Interpreters and Translators Council.

Before becoming Languages Commissioner, Kublu held teaching positions in...

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Nunavut September 27, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Photo: Kovic — and turbot — at the Nunavut Trade Show

JIM BELL

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Nunavut September 27, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Iqaluit hospital patients will soon eat food shipped up from Ottawa

QGH's frozen food stocks could also help feed the city during a "pandemic" or other disaster

SAMANTHA DAWSON

Soon, patients at the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit will be able to enjoy country foods during their stay as part of the food menu choices.

The idea of incorporating country foods into the menu at the hospital comes after an overall change in food preparation there.

“We know we can do...

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Nunavut September 27, 2012 - 11:22 am

Inhabit Media celebrates Nunavut Literacy Week

Publishing house releases new Inuit-language titles and a contest for young Nunavut writers

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Inhabit Media is celebrating Nunavut Literacy Week, Sept. 23 to Sept. 30, with new publications for Nunavut classrooms and school visits by one of the publishing house’s authors.

Author Marion Lewis visited Tusarvik School in Repulse Bay this week to speak to its 382 students about her book......

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Nunavut September 27, 2012 - 10:15 am

Photo: Audla meets NS’ers

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-none- September 27, 2012 - 9:56 am

Meet candidates in Iqaluit’s municipal election at Oct. 1 meeting

Candidates for the positions of mayor and councillors will be at all-candidates public meeting

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Mark this on your calendar: the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce is holding an all-candidates meeting Oct. 1, two weeks before the city’s Oct. 15 municipal election.

At the open meeting, which gets underway at 7 p.m. in the Arctic Winter Games arena lobby, you’ll be able to speak to the candidates...

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