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Nunavut July 31, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Nunavut search for U.S. fishermen lost near Baker Lake continues

Boat found on shoreline “in gear” and “out of fuel”

PETER VARGA

Nunavut Search and Rescue has yet to find any signs of two boaters from the United States who went missing July 29 on Dubawnt Lake, about 250 kilometres southwest of Baker Lake in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region.

The men come from Michigan, according to an email received by Nunatsiaq News.

They were...

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Nunavik July 31, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Nunavik tour leaves UK travel industry visitors in awe

"A joy to discover"

JANE GEORGE

“Splendid” and “brilliant” are among the superlatives used by a group of travel experts from the United Kingdom to describe their week-long stay in Nunavik.

Tour operator James Butler from Audley Travel, which provides “tailor-made holidays and tours for the discerning traveler seeking authentic...

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Nunavik July 31, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Photo: A hike of a lifetime for UK group in Nunavik

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Iqaluit July 31, 2013 - 10:40 am

Iqaluit resident starts Facebook page aimed at curtailing crime

“For too long have we been seeing large amounts of crime run rampant within our beautiful city"

DAVID MURPHY

A group of Iqaluit residents led by Iqaluit resident Travis Cooper hope to tackle crime in the city by using social media. 

The Facebook page for a group called “Iqaluit Crime Prevention and Information,” went online July 29.

After that, 262 people joined the open group in less than 24 hours....

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Nunavut July 31, 2013 - 10:03 am

Photo: Annual resupply underway in Rankin Inlet

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Nunavut July 31, 2013 - 8:55 am

Pangnirtung bowhead whale hunters ready to set off

Whalers wait for ice and weather conditions to clear up in Cumberland Sound

PETER VARGA

Pangnirtung’s first bowhead whale-hunting party in 15 years is set to get head out once ice and weather conditions clear up in Cumberland Sound.

Icy conditions and recent gale warnings from southeast winds blowing into the sound have delayed the group’s departure this week, said Simeonie...

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Nunavut July 31, 2013 - 7:15 am

Search is on for two American fishermen missing in Nunavut

Father-son pair did not meet their support aircraft as planned July 29

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

An aerial search is underway southwest of the Nunavut community of Baker Lake for two American fishermen, reported missing July 29.

The two, a father in his 70s and a son in his 40s, had been fishing at Dubawnt Lake, about 250 kilometres south of Baker Lake.

They failed to turn up to meet their...

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Iqaluit July 31, 2013 - 6:15 am

Atii Fitness prepares to bulk up for new quarters at Iqaluit aquatic centre

“Atii Fitness has outgrown their facility”

DAVID MURPHY

Only one treadmill sat on the narrow floor of Atii Fitness centre in Iqaluit when it opened its doors nine years ago in 2004.

But things have changed — now, the not-for-profit gym, essentially run like a co-op, holds four treadmills, six elliptical machines, two stationary bikes and lots of...

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Iqaluit July 31, 2013 - 6:14 am

Photo: Atii plans for 10th anniversary — and beyond

DAVID MURPHY

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Nunavut July 30, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Clyde River teenager dies in ATV mishap

A second young man suffers critical injuries

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A teenaged boy is dead following an all-terrain vehicle collision outside Clyde River on July 29, an RCMP release said late July 30.

About 11 p.m. July 29, members of the Clyde River RCMP detachment received a report that the ATV on which the boy, who was the passenger, and another young man, who...

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Nunavut July 30, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Rankin Inlet’s Sugar Rush Café goes up for sale

Rankin Inlet entrepreneur turns attention to food-supply business

PETER VARGA

With two demanding businesses to run, Rankin Inlet entrepreneur Tara Tootoo-Fotheringham has decided to back out of her longest-running venture, the Sugar Rush Café, to shift her full attention to her newest project, the Arctic Buying Company.

“I’m one person who wants to expand and do more...

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Nunavut July 30, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Photo: BBQ in Clyde River

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Nunavut July 30, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Ex-Nunavut teacher accused of eight child sex charges goes to trial in Gjoa Haven

Ben Kogvic, 57, faces eight charges involving five separate complainants

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

This week in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Justice Robert Reilly began to preside over a trial of a former teacher who faces eight sex-related charges alleged to have taken place in his Kitikmeot community.

Kogvik, 57, is an ex-teacher who once worked at Kekertak Ilihakvik School in Gjoa Haven. He is now...

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Around the Arctic July 30, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Navy vessels head north for 2013 Nanook sovereignty exercise

"An example of how our navy demonstrates sovereignty in the North"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The HMCS Summerside left Halifax July 29, heading north to Arctic waters, where the navy vessel will be joined later in August by the HMCS Shawinigan.

This deployment of the two coastal defence vessels is a part of a 39-day mission north of the 60th parallel, which marks the Royal Canadian Navy’s...

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Nunavut July 30, 2013 - 10:27 am

Auditor General agrees to look at Nutrition North Canada

Ferguson tells MPs he’ll do “performance audit” on NNC

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

(Updated 5:00 p.m., July 30)

The Auditor General of Canada, Michael Ferguson, will do a performance audit on the federal government’s Nutrition North Canada program and likely issue a report in the fall of 2014, the Fort Smith-based Northern Journal newspaper reported July 29.

The Northern......

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Iqaluit July 30, 2013 - 9:37 am

RCMP continue to investigate July 27 stabbing in Iqaluit

Police provide few public details on the stabbing

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Iqaluit RCMP said July 29 that its investigators continue to look into a stabbing that took place July 27 in Iqaluit.

A short statement from the RCMP said that the person who was stabbed received medical attention “immediately” and is now listed in stable condition in hospital.

The...

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Nunavut July 30, 2013 - 9:26 am

Photo: Pittarak leaves Pang

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Nunavik July 30, 2013 - 8:18 am

Damning report reveals desperate state of health in Nunavik

Nunavik residents who survive infancy live 15 years less than other Quebeckers

JANE GEORGE

As the Parti Québécois government moves ahead with its “Nord pour tous” development scheme for northern Quebec, a government-produced presentation reveals the desperate state of population health in the province’s northern regions.

This presentation, prepared in 2012 for Quebec’s public health...

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Nunavut July 30, 2013 - 6:13 am

Study: more than half of Nunavut children live in food insecure households

More than one-third of Nunavut households food insecure

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A study released July 25 by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto found that 56.5 per cent of Nunavut children — more than half of all children in the territory — live in households deemed “food insecure.”

At the same time, 36.5 per cent of all households in Nunavut reported at least...

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Nunavut July 29, 2013 - 4:32 pm

NHL player Jordin Tootoo nets rock-star attention during Nunasi tour

"I’m doing what I love to do and inspiring a lot of these young kids"

DAVID MURPHY

Even with the tinny audio system and poor acoustics at a small gym in the Nunavut community of Qikiqtarjuaq, Jordin Tootoo’s message comes out loud and clear.

“I’m just a regular Inuk,” said Tootoo — the only Inuit National Hockey League player — July 27 in Qikiqtarjuaq as part of the 2013 Nunasi......

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