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Around the Arctic June 30, 2013 - 8:04 pm

Photo: A circumpolar soundscape

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Nunavut June 30, 2013 - 11:11 am

Nunavut RCMP investigate homicide in Igloolik

Man found dead, police make arrest

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A man in Igloolik was killed in a homicide on the evening of June 29, the Nunavut RCMP said in a news release issued June 30.

Members of the “V” division major crimes unit are investigating the man’s death along with members of the Igloolik detachment.

Police have arrested “one subject” in...

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Nunavut June 30, 2013 - 10:33 am

Big Canada Day celebrations set for Nunavut’s three regional centres

A full day of festivities in Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay

PETER VARGA

Nunavut’s biggest communities have marked their Canada Day calendars this July 1 with a full schedule of parades, concerts, sports, food and fun.

Iqaluit sets a high standard for the day’s festivities, thanks to overlap with the Alianait Arts Festival.

The territorial capital starts the day with...

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Nunavut June 29, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Photo: An Alianait jam

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Around the Arctic June 29, 2013 - 11:37 am

Photo: Alianait festival continues this weekend

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Nunavut June 28, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Girl, 15, dies following Pond Inlet ATV accident

Driver loses control, passengers thrown from vehicle

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A 15-year-old girl suffered critical injuries and later died following an all-terrain-vehicle accident June 28 near Pond Inlet, the Nunavut RCMP said in a news release.

“The vehicle lost control and the driver and passengers were ejected,” police said in the release.

The 15-year-old was...

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Around the Arctic June 28, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Scientists head to Banks Island in search of Arctic’s warmer past

“If it happened in the past, can it happen again?”

LISA GREGOIRE

Special to Nunatsiaq News

They’ve found evidence of giant beavers, camels and tree trunks in Canada’s High Arctic so researchers, heading to an area thought to be from the same geological formation and time period, are wondering what might be in store for the coming summer field season.

A team of...

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Nunavut June 28, 2013 - 11:24 am

Applications for $5,000 Inuit org scholarship close July 9

Student applicants must write 500-word essay

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Inuit beneficiary students in Nunavut who want to apply for the $5,000 Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship should get cracking — the deadline for applications is coming up fast, on July 9.

The program, set up to honour the memory of the late Jose Kusugak, a former NTI president who died in January...

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Iqaluit June 28, 2013 - 10:04 am

Photo: Spring cleaning time in Iqaluit

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Around the Arctic June 28, 2013 - 9:12 am

Alianait brings full range of northern music to Iqaluit

Ninth annual festival opens June 28

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit’s Alianait Arts Festival will host world-class northern music this weekend, with performers from all three territories, Greenland and Labrador set to hit the stage June 28 to July 1.

The music starts 7 p.m. Friday night at Alianait’s central venue, the Nakasuk school gym just behind the...

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Nunavut June 27, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Okalik Eegeesiak of QIA named chair of Nunavut’s Nunasi Corp.

Troubled Inuit corporation completes restructuring of governance

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The board that oversees the financially-troubled Nunasi Corp. has chosen a new chair for Nunasi’s board, Okalik Eegeesiak, the president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

Eegeesiak’s appointment follows a restructuring of Nunasi’s governance system that started last year.

Under the new scheme,...

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Nunavut June 27, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Man dies in boating mishap near Kimmirut

Aluminum boat capsizes in strong currents

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One man died while another man survived a boating accident near Kimmirut in the early morning hours of June 26, the Nunavut RCMP said in a news release.

Police said the two men were boating around 1:30 a.m. June 26 at the reversing falls of Soper Lake, where high tides during a full moon bring sea...

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Nunavut June 27, 2013 - 11:54 am

Provincial-territorial education ministers to meet in Nunavut next week

Ministers’ council to meet at Iqaluit’s Frobisher Inn

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Canada’s provincial and territorial ministers of education are to meet for two days in Iqaluit next week, the first time the the group has ever met in Nunavut.

Called the Council of Ministers of Education, the body began meeting about 40 years ago.

The current CMEC chair is Ramona Jennex, Nova...

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Nunavut June 27, 2013 - 11:40 am

Photo: A different way to have fun

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Nunavut June 27, 2013 - 10:13 am

Tim Hortons hype out of line, says Nunavut restaurant-owner

Rankin Inlet outlets offer “unhealthy” food choices, entrepreneur says

PETER VARGA

When Rankin Inlet celebrated the opening of two Tim Hortons coffee and doughnut kiosks with fanfare June 24, one prominent business-owner in the community wondered whether there was truly reason for the community to celebrate.

“I’m just disappointed that a big corporation such as Tim Hortons...

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Nunavut June 27, 2013 - 9:50 am

Photo: The Alianait big top rises again

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Around the Arctic June 27, 2013 - 9:05 am

Photo: Meet the Nunasi Corp.‘s board of directors

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Iqaluit June 26, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Iqaluit wants to clamp down on stray dogs, arsonists

Bad dog owners and suspicious fires: city council

PETER VARGA

Public safety issues emerged as a top concern at Iqaluit’s first city council meeting of the summer, as councillors turned their attention to dangerous dogs, fire safety, and municipal enforcement.

Councillors Joanasie Akumalik and Terry Dobbin remarked that unleashed threatening dogs have become...

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Nunavut June 26, 2013 - 11:24 am

Stranded tourists, Arctic Bay hunters back on solid land

About 30 people stuck on Admiralty Inlet ice chunk

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About 20 well-heeled southern tourists and their guides returned from a bigger adventure than they likely expected June 25, after they and about 10 Inuit hunters made their way back to solid land after getting stuck on a five-kilometre-long piece of ice that broke away from the floe edge in...

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Iqaluit June 26, 2013 - 9:21 am

Iqaluit police arrest rates still falling this year

Fewer arrests than last year suggest declining crime rates

PETER VARGA

Police continue to report lower numbers of arrests in Iqaluit this year compared to last year.

Police arrests for May this year showed an exceptional decline, amounting to 198, 65 fewer than in May 2012.

This year’s overall prisoner count since January is 1,018 prisoners, down from 2012’s count...

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