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Iqaluit April 30, 2013 - 4:30 pm

City of Iqaluit honours volunteers at curling rink event

"We would like to thank them for their continued commitment"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Residents of Iqaluit who give freely of their time and energy to help others were recognized April 26.

That’s when the City of Iqaluit presented certificates of appreciation to Iqaluit volunteer organizations and awards to outstanding volunteers.

The Department of Recreation presented the awards...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Char, muskox, caribou and hare gourmet style

Ottawans lick their fingers at A Taste of the Arctic

LISA GREGOIRE

Warning: don’t read this if you’re hungry.

A Taste of the Arctic, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s third annual celebration of food and entertainment unfolded in a sea of high heels and sealskin April 29 with some of the most delicious offerings of gourmet Arctic foods imaginable.

Chefs served up...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Photo: Models show off sealskin April 29 in Ottawa

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Nunavut April 30, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Drilling at western Nunavut gold property going “very well,” says Sabina

Report follows Elgin Mining's move to reign back activity at Lupin

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Faced with up-and-down gold prices and the news that another Nunavut gold miner is shutting down its camp, Sabina Gold and Silver Corp decided to share some good news April 30: drilling at its Back River gold project in western Nunavut is “going very well.”

“We are off to a good start with some...

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Nunavik April 30, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Nunavik youth compete for place at 2014 Arctic Winter Games

"A strong desire to excel and the true spirit of friendship"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

More than 100 young athletes from Nunavik’s Ungava Bay coast gathered in Kangiqsualujjuaq April 26 to April 29 to take part in trials for Team Nunavik–Québec.

Their goal: to win one of the spots on the team for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games slated for Fairbanks, Alaska, from March 15 to March 22,...

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Iqaluit April 30, 2013 - 10:55 am

Acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt to perform at Iqaluit’s St. Jude’s

“I have always longed to see the true Eastern Arctic”

SAMANTHA DAWSON

Music lovers in Iqaluit will soon get a chance to enjoy a performance from an acclaimed classical pianist at St. Jude’s Cathedral.

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt will play at St. Jude’s June 7 at 8 p.m. to raise money for the cathedral and to celebrate its first anniversary.

Hewitt’s repertoire...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2013 - 10:40 am

Photo: Ollie Ittinuar, celebrated Rankin Inlet elder, dies at 93

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Nunavik April 30, 2013 - 9:11 am

Kativik Regional Government manager faces sex charges

Simon Lapointe, 49, arrested April 26 in Montreal

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(Updated, May 1, 6 a.m.)

A 49-year-old man who works for the Kativik Regional Government in Kuujjuaq as its director of human resources faces four sex-related charges involving two minors, the Sûreté du Québec said April 30.

The man was arrested April 26 in Montreal, Sgt. Ann Mathieu, a...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2013 - 8:36 am

Recession reduces turnout at annual Montreal fur show

“Despite all the difficulties, we’re seeing fur coming back”

DAVID MURPHY

MONTREAL — Fur traders set up shop in small bedroom-sized booths, which featured razor-thin models fashioning everything from black mink scarves to spotted brown-and-black beaver furred vests at the 31st annual North American Fur and Fashion Exposition in Montreal from April 28 to April 30.

The...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2013 - 8:01 am

Photo: Northern food entices gourmets in Ottawa

LISA GREGOIRE

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2013 - 7:25 am

Southern kids delight in northern story

“We like how thrilling it is for the children”

LISA GREGOIRE

It’s not every day kids in Ottawa get to learrn about Qallupilluit.

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre spooked and delighted about 30 children and their parents Sunday afternoon during a performance of “A Promise is a Promise,” a play based on the Michael Kusugak/Robert Munsch book of the same name.

“I...

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Iqaluit April 30, 2013 - 6:05 am

Iqaluit fire department eyes sea cans for training facility

Four sealift containers will simulate two-storey house

PETER VARGA

Thanks to a grant from the city earlier this year, the Iqaluit fire department can start on a long-overdue upgrade to its training grounds — the first step: the purchase of four more sea cans for new search-and-rescue simulation facilities.

A $70,000 grant from the city means the department can...

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2013 - 9:28 pm

Photo: Nunavut students honoured at NAFFEM show

DAVID MURPHY

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Yellowknife Flyers top Iqaluit Icemen in Northern Hockey Challenge cup final

Yellowknife sends Iqaluit home with second-place finish

PETER VARGA

The Arctic’s biggest hockey battle ever was settled April 28, when Yellowknife beat its rival territorial capital, Iqaluit, in the Northern Hockey Challenge Cup final.

It came down to a three weekend games of a possible best-of-five series, held in the Northwest Territories capital, where the...

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Nunavut April 29, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Arctic Council: EU out but China likely in, academics say

China wants to sit “where the heavy hitters are playing”

JANE GEORGE

(Updated, April 30, 9:05 a.m.)

MONTREAL — The word on the fate of nations seeking observer status at the Arctic Council is that the European Union is likely out, and China is likely in.

This was the opinion of most participants at an April 26 academic conference on Canada and the Arctic Council...

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Nunavik April 29, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Photo: High-kick in Kangiqsualujjuaq

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Nunavut April 29, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Murder or manslaughter? Nunavut judge to decide this August

Lawyers agree on facts in Kugaaruk homicide, but not verdict

SAMANTHA DAWSON

Bruce Kayaitok, a 36-year-old Kugaaruk man, pleaded guilty to manslaughter April 29 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit in connection with the June 2008 death of his common-law spouse.

But Crown prosecutor Paul Bychok said the Crown will still seek a conviction on the second-degree murder...

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Iqaluit fiddlers head to Ottawa for musical exchange

Young fiddlers played with NAC orchestra April 27

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Members of Iqaluit’s Fiddle Club have been on the go — last week, they headed for a music exchange program in Ottawa, where they also performed as part of the National Arts Centre’s orchestra.

The Iqaluit youth arrived April 23 in Ottawa where they greeted by 15 members of OrKidstra, the...

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2013 - 11:14 am

Photo: “A promise is a promise” at Ottawa’s Northern Scene

LISA GREGOIRE

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2013 - 10:30 am

Researcher: observers nervous about Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship

International observers worry Canada’s approach may be too narrow

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — Many observers involved in the Arctic Council outside Canada say they’re worried about what might happen when Canada takes over May 15 as chair of the eight-nation council.

Kristofer Bergh, a researcher with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, said April 26 that...

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