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Nunavut November 30, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Nunavut RCMP to charge 16-year-old boy with murder of young woman

Police identify victim as Tracey Uttak, 26

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

(updated 11:40 a.m, Dec. 3 )

Nunavut RCMP have charged a 16-year-old boy with first degree murder, break-and-enter with intent to commit murder and breach of an undertaking in connection with the violent death on Nov. 29 of a young Igloolik mother, police said Nov. 30.

He will be charged under...

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Iqaluit November 30, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Indigenous educators at Iqaluit conference go away inspired

“It’s so inspiring to hear all the language, to see all the signage”

DAVID MURPHY

More than 125 educators and officials from Canada, Alaska, Norway, Greenland gathered this week at the Circumpolar Conference on Education for Indigenous People in Iqaluit, co-hosted by Greenland and Nunavut.

And if there’s any presentation that sums up the concerns of the indigenous delegates, it...

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Nunavut November 30, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Photo: Good night in CamBay

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Iqaluit November 30, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Photo: A new home for Iqaluit Public Health

JIM BELL

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Iqaluit November 30, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Iqaluit signs on to Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week on Dec. 3

"Getting to Zero. Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths"

SAMANTHA DAWSON

Every day in Canada, an aboriginal person finds out that he or she has been infected with HIV/AIDS, says the Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network.

Starting Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, and, throughout next week, Aboriginal AIDS Awareness week, you’ll be able to learn more about AIDS, the “acquired...

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Nunavut November 30, 2012 - 11:45 am

Nunavut mining exploration drops off in 2012

Companies spent an estimated $109 million less than in 2011

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Natural Resources Canada’s survey of mineral exploration companies forecasts 2013 northern exploration expenditures dropping in Nunavut and Yukon and rising in the Northwest Territories.

In Nunavut the survey shows companies spent $109.2 million less in 2012 than in 2011.

That figure could...

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Nunavut November 30, 2012 - 11:30 am

Aariak gives ministerial responsibility for Nunavut power utility to Monica Ell

“This move helps to better balance workloads”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Iqaluit West MLA Monica Ell will serve as minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corp., effective immediately, Premier Eva Aariak announced Nov. 30.

Until now Rankin Inlet South-Whale Cove MLA Lorne Kusugak had handled the QEC job.

Kusugak retains responsibility for Community Government and...

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Iqaluit November 30, 2012 - 10:56 am

Photo: Iqaluit’s public health unit moves again

JIM BELL

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Climate Change November 30, 2012 - 10:26 am

Time for action to deal with climate change in Nunavik and Nunatsiavut: report

Warming climate is affecting human health, safety and security, says ArcticNet

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Survival in the warming world of Nunavik and Nunatsiavut means doing things in a different way and protecting the regions’ residents and resources.

This means taking actions to improve quality of life, safeguard the environment and facilitate sustainable development, says a new report by...

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Around the Arctic November 30, 2012 - 9:27 am

Photo: Nunavik, Nunatsiavut report released in Kuujjuaq

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Nunavut November 30, 2012 - 7:25 am

Team Nunavut makes impression in national mixed curling championship

“We were there to curl. We were able to compete”

DAVID MURPHY

Nunavut’s co-ed curling club bumped the territory’s curling reputation up a notch at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship held in Quebec Nov. 15 to Nov. 24.

At the Town of Mount Royal Curling Club in Montreal, Team Nunavut beat Team Newfoundland and Labrador and just missed out on an...

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Climate Change November 29, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Photo: Nunavik’s craters, late to freeze

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Nunavut November 29, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Nunavut will need more jails if sex offenders aren’t treated, judge warns

“The court will not hesitate to use gaol where necessary to protect the public from harm”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A Nunavut judge warned Nov. 28 that if the Government of Nunavut does not offer better treatment to sex offenders, the GN will be forced to build more jails to protect the public.

”If the Division of Corrections does not allocate sufficient human and financial resources to provide for the...

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Nunavut November 29, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Nunavut plans tightened security measures at Pond Inlet airport

"We want something that’s going to work"

SAMANTHA DAWSON

The Government of Nunavut plans to beef up airport security in Pond Inlet by installing new alarms and a camera with a “fish-eye” lens that can record a 360-degree view, said Shawn Maley, Nunavut’s director of airports.

This move comes in the wake of repeated incidents of break-ins and other...

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Nunavut November 29, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Photo: Stonecarvers meet in Arviat

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Nunavut November 29, 2012 - 1:25 pm

CamBay voters will get a say in arena’s new name Dec. 10

"Do you want the arena complex to be named “Ookpik Youth Community Arena”?”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After deciding Oct. 10 to call the Cambridge Bay arena the “Cambridge Bay Youth Recreation Complex,” its hamlet council is now going to back people in the community to see what they want to do.

The hamlet council decided Nov. 28 that during the next month’s municipal election, voters in Cambridge...

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Around the Arctic November 29, 2012 - 11:51 am

Photo: The importance of yoik

DAVID MURPHY

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Nunavut November 29, 2012 - 11:27 am

Iqaluit firefighters tackle two fires over five-hour period

Two fires leave three with injuries, $50,000 in damage

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

(updated 11:45 a.m.)

The City of Iqaluit’s fire department responded to two fires on the evening of Nov. 28 and into the early hours of Nov. 29 that left three people with injuries.

At 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 28, firefighters were alerted to the first fire on the fourth floor of the eight-storey...

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Nunavik November 29, 2012 - 10:37 am

Kuujjuaq’s Tulattavik hospital gets accredited

"This is a first for a Nunavik health institution"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre has received its accreditation from Accreditation Canada, the Nunavik Regional Health Board announced Nov. 28.

“This is a first for a Nunavik health institution. The UTHC would like to thank and congratulate its employees, physicians, managers and administrators for...

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Around the Arctic November 29, 2012 - 9:17 am

Canada-Denmark agree on boundary between Ellesmere and Greenland

But the ownership of tiny Hans Island is still "the subject of continuing discussion"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The ownership of Hans Island, a disputed 1.3 square-kilometre rock between Ellesmere Island and Greenland, remains unsettled, even after Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, who is also minister of the Arctic Council for Canada, and Villy Søvndal, the Danish minister for...

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