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Nunavut March 31, 2013 - 6:13 pm

Armed man confronts RCMP in Nunavut community

No one injured in March 30 incident in Baker Lake

JANE GEORGE

(Updated, April 1, 11:50 a.m.)

Nunavut saw yet another violent firearms incident over the Easter weekend, this time outside the RCMP detachment in Baker Lake.

On March 30, members of the Baker Lake RCMP were involved in a confrontation with an armed man outside the local detachment building, a...

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Nunavut March 31, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Photo: RCMP seize booze in Pang

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Nunavut March 30, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Photo: Happy Easter!

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Nunavut March 30, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Three “suspicious” deaths in Nunavut community of Kimmirut: RCMP

Man, 27, woman, 23, and boy, 27 months, found dead

JANE GEORGE

(Updated March 31, 6:00 p.m.)

The RCMP’s major crime squads and forensic identification units are investigating the sudden and suspicious deaths of three people in Kimmirut.

Residents of Kimmirut have told Nunatsiaq News that the three dead people are members of the same family: a man, a woman...

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Iqaluit March 29, 2013 - 9:25 am

Iqaluit teacher charged with sexual interference

Teacher, name not disclosed, released with conditions

SAMANTHA DAWSON

(Updated at 4:16 p.m.)

An Iqaluit teacher faces three counts of sexual interference, police said March 29.

“Charges have now been laid and the teacher has been released with conditions to abide by, including no contact with persons under the age of 16 unless accompanied by a responsible adult,...

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Nunavut March 29, 2013 - 6:17 am

Photo: Kivalliq women’s hockey team wins big in Iqaluit

PETER VARGA

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Nunavik March 28, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Puvirnituq mushers win Nunavik dog team race

Peter Ittukallak and Juani Nutaraaluk win the Ivakkak race

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This year’s edition of Nunavik’s Ivakkak dog team ended as people ran across the ice in Purvirnituq to greet the winning team.

Mushers Peter Ittukallak and Juani Nutaraaluk of Puvirnituq crossed the finish line on March 27, as they won the final day’s leg of the race as well as overall, with a...

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Nunavut March 28, 2013 - 4:48 pm

Monica Ell to take charge of Nunavut’s new family services department: Aariak

"All social services will be focused and housed within the new Department of Family Services"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Iqaluit West MLA Monica Ell will serve as minister responsible for the new Department of Family Services effective April 1, Premier Eva Aariak announced March 28.

Ell, who will continue as minister responsible for homelessness, the Qulliq Energy Corp. and the Status of Women, said she looked...

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Iqaluit March 28, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Air Transat passenger makes Nunavut court appearance

Darren Edward Cosby, 39, faces charges related to March 27 emergency landing in Iqaluit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

(Updated, March 29, 12:15 p.m.)

A passenger on a March 27 Air Transat flight from Vancouver to London who is alleged to have been so unruly and disruptive that the flight made an emergency landing in Iqaluit, is set to spend Easter at the overcrowded Baffin Correctional Centre.

Darren Edward...

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Iqaluit March 28, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Photo: Man accused of on-board unruly behaviour appears in Iqaluit court

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Around the Arctic March 28, 2013 - 2:11 pm

App developed for Inuktitut Bible

Free application works for most devices

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Inuit language bible, produced in Inuktitut syllabics last June after 34 years of work, is now available for download online.

The Inuktitut Bible application can be downloaded for free on a number of devices, including computers, iPads, iPhones, iPods and android phones.

However, the app...

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Iqaluit March 28, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Photo: Firefighters respond to Iqaluit fire alarm

PETER VARGA

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Nunavik March 28, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Inukjuak boy, 16, charged with murder in death of woman

Charges follow SQ investigation

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A 16-year-old boy from Inukjuak appeared in court in Amos March 27 to face a charge of murder in connection with the death of an Inukjuak woman, 41.

The Sûreté du Québec provincial police force and the Direction des Services Judiciares du Nord-du-Québec did not want to provide more information...

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Nunavik March 28, 2013 - 11:02 am

Winning Nunavik hockey team celebrates on arrival home

Youth program raises Nunavik girls to victory in Ottawa

PETER VARGA

Communities throughout Nunavik celebrated the return of their hockey heroes this week.

Joyful fans welcomed back members of the Nunavik Nordiks midget girls team in their home communities – from Inukjuak to Kangiqsualujjuaq– for winning big at an Ottawa tournament.

“They greeted them at the...

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Iqaluit March 28, 2013 - 9:51 am

Photo: Food First Foundation cooks up Indian lunch in Iqaluit

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavik March 28, 2013 - 8:48 am

Nunavik graphic artist promotes online use of Inuttitut

"My passion is to create"

JANE GEORGE

Thomassie Mangiok’s app, comics and videos reflect a “passion” for his language — Inuttitut.

Nunavik graphic artist Mangiok says he’s on a quest to see Inuit in Nunavik use and keep their Inuit language.

Mangiok, 30, who speaks English, French and Inuttitut, graduated in arts from Montreal’s...

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Iqaluit March 28, 2013 - 7:22 am

RCMP plans Iqaluit-wide consultation

“Inform your staff that they are in a cross-cultural situation," city councillor says

PETER VARGA

Increased police visibility, improved communication in Inuktitut, and the possibility of a neighbourhood-watch program: these were among the suggestions made to police by Iqaluit city councillors during a March 26 council meeting.

Their suggestions came after RCMP Staff Sgt. Monty Lecomte and Cst....

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Around the Arctic March 28, 2013 - 6:02 am

The Nishiyuu Walkers head home

Feast planned for walkers' return

SAMANTHA DAWSON

After a 1,600-kilometre trek that started in January and ended when the Nishiyuu Walkers reached Parliament Hill March 25, the seven walkers haven’t yet been able to put their feet up and rest.

That’s because they have spent the past few days participating in different events around Ottawa, such...

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Nunavik March 27, 2013 - 8:33 pm

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Nunavut March 27, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Nunavut Commissioner recognizes brave acts by Coral Harbour residents

Brave exploits include rescues from frigid water

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Eleven Nunavummiut received bravery awards from the Commissioner of Nunavut, Edna Elias, during a ceremony in Coral Harbour, a news release from the commissioner’s office said March 27.

The recipients included Richard K. Nakoolak who rescued his grandfather by pulling him out of the water when...

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