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Nunavut May 31, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Photo: A robin for CamBay

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Iqaluit May 31, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Photo: A grad to remember

PETER VARGA

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Nunavut May 31, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Nunavut’s Father Tony now Bishop Tony

Ordination ceremony draws 500 to Rankin Inlet church

PETER VARGA

May 30 brought unprecedented pomp and ceremony to Rankin Inlet, when Nunavut’s next Roman Catholic Bishop took on his duties in an ordination ceremony that drew Catholics from throughout Canada and abroad.

Bishop Anthony Wieslaw Krótki succeeds Reynald Rouleau as head of the Churchill-Hudson Bay...

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Nunavut May 31, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Iqaluit woman to serve 10 months jail for husband’s shack-fire death

Long list of mitigating factors temper manslaughter sentence

JIM BELL

(Updated 4:25 p.m., May 31, 2013)

After looking at a long list of mitigating factors, Justice Sue Cooper ruled May 31 in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit that Eulalie Ussak, 53, of Iqaluit should serve a year in prison for causing the death of her husband, 50-year-old Kenneth...

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Around the Arctic May 31, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Photo: Arctic Jurassic Park?

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Around the Arctic May 31, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Photo: May 31, World No Tobacco Day

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut May 31, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Two Nunavut DEW line sites slated for cleanups in 2013

Cape Dyer clean-up should be complete by September

SAMANTHA DAWSON

The cleanup continues along the former Distant Early Warning line sites this summer, with work set to start again next month at Cape Dyer and Cape Hooper in Nunavut.

The clean-up at two sites, known as Dye Main and Fox-4, will include the demolishing of buildings, removal of debris, contaminant...

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Nunavik May 31, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Nunavik’s needs — 899 new housing units: survey

Demand among Nunavik's young population is strong for one-bedroom apartments

JANE GEORGE

KANGIQSUJUAQ — Nunavik needs to build at least 899 new housing units to meet the region’s growing demand for more housing.

That’s according to the 2013 housing needs survey tabled May 30 by the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau at the Kativik Regional Government council meeting in...

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Iqaluit May 31, 2013 - 11:00 am

Iqaluit greenhouse group tries collective approach this year

Group farming replaces individual parcels

PETER VARGA

Growing food in the Arctic is now a group effort at the Iqaluit community greenhouse.

Instead of parceling out separate plots to different groups, as in past years, members will work the soil together when the gardening season opens June 1.

“The majority of members were interested in that,” said...

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Around the Arctic May 31, 2013 - 7:25 am

Arctic Council settles into new digs June 3

First permanent secretariat office to open in Tromsø, Norway

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ALEX BOYD

TROMSØ, NORWAY — The Arctic Council is finally getting its own digs, with a spectacular Arctic view.

The Arctic Council’s permanent secretariat officially opens its doors in Tromsø, Norway, June 3.

Canada may lead the Arctic Council until 2015, guiding its decisions, but its new...

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Nunavik May 30, 2013 - 9:46 pm

Photo: New social housing for some Nunavik communities

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut May 30, 2013 - 4:59 pm

May 31: No Tobacco Day reminds Nunavummiut about smoking hazards

GN says smoking in Nunavut has declined by three per cent since 2011

PETER VARGA

In a territory where smoking rates are higher than anywhere else in Canada, World No Tobacco Day, May 31, marks a chance for the Government of Nunavut to encourage Nunavummiut to kick the habit.

The territorial government has done just that this year through an online campaign, with its Facebook...

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Iqaluit May 30, 2013 - 3:15 pm

UPEI Iqaluit convocation puts focus on Nunavut education

13 students to receive Master of Education degrees June 1

SAMANTHA DAWSON

If you’re interested in education in Nunavut, then head to Iqaluit’s Astro Theatre May 30 at 4:30 p.m. to watch the premiere of “Alluriarniq — Stepping Forward: Youth Perspectives on High School Education in Nunavut.”

The 32-minute film offers insight from Inuit youth between 17 and 25 living in...

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Nunavut May 30, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Nunavut owns Canada’s highest cancer death rate: report

Territory's cancer death rates soar high above incidence rates

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A report from the Canadian Cancer Society released May 30 shows that when cancer strikes Nunavut residents, it kills at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country.

The numbers, based on data from Statistics Canada and other sources, show the incidence rate of cancer in Nunavut — 382 per...

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Nunavut May 30, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Court wants more information on Nunavut man accused of attempted murder

Trial of James Joanasie Newkingnak postponed until June 3

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A Qikiqtarjuaq man charged in connection with a brutal attack on another Qikiqtarjuaq man in 2010 appeared at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit May 29.

James Joanasie Newkingnak, now 26, faces charges which include attempted murder, failure to comply with an undertaking, break and enter with...

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Nunavut May 30, 2013 - 11:38 am

Photo: Walking for suicide prevention

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Nunavik May 30, 2013 - 11:30 am

Nunavik’s NDP MP slams federal minister for ignoring housing crisis

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to visit Kuujjuaq in June

JANE GEORGE

KANGIQSUJUAQ — Romeo Saganash, the New Democratic Party MP for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, in a May 30 news release slammed the federal aboriginal affairs minister, Bernard Valcourt, for his “lack of responsiveness to the serious housing crisis affecting Nunavik.”

With the release, Saganash...

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Nunavik May 30, 2013 - 10:16 am

Beleaguered Nunavik police force trudges on

Kativik Regional Police Force rebuilds after losing more than 30 members

JANE GEORGE

KANGIQSUJUAQ — The Kativik Regional Police Force, which survived the devastating shooting of Cst. Steve Dery and injury of his partner Joshua Boreland this past March in Kuujjuaq, now faces another double challenge: a gutted police force, comprised of new recruits, and rising rates of violent...

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Nunavik May 30, 2013 - 9:22 am

Photo: Keeping the peace in Nunavik

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut May 30, 2013 - 8:25 am

Suicide prevention in Nunavut: Qikiqtarjuaq walkers show they care

“They were walking to show their love to Nunavummiut, especially Pangnirtung people"

SAMANTHA DAWSON

People in Qikiqtarjuaq, who say they support suicide prevention efforts, want other communities in Nunavut to know that they are there for them when suicides take place.

That’s why 15 people from the north Baffin community participated in 50-kilometre walk last weekend that began north of the...

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