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Around the Arctic September 30, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Nunavut’s Pinnguaq game designers aim for mass market appeal

“We’ll just start permeating some brains, or exposing the culture”

DAVID MURPHY

A boy runs and jumps around frantically on ice blocks, in the dark, trying to escape the legendary Qalupalik.

He can’t see the Qalupalik — a mythical Inuit sea monster that grabs humans while they’re jumping across ice pans — because the monster hides underwater, trying to snag people at the most...

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Nunavik September 30, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Photo: A visit to Nunavik’s Kuururjuaq park

SARAH ROGERS

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Nunavik September 30, 2013 - 11:49 am

Nunavik cadet program aims to promote policing, community service

“We’ve recently hired cadets who’ve said ‘I want to be a cop and I know this is the way to do it'"

SARAH ROGERS

Four years after it was created, Nunavik’s Kativik Regional Police Force cadet program says it has succeeded in giving young people skills and opportunities.

And it wants to do more.

The Kativik cadet program is encouraging Nunavimmiut aged 14 to 18 to apply to take part in the program, which...

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Nunavut September 30, 2013 - 9:45 am

Photo: the beauty of a High Arctic evening

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2013 - 9:14 am

Nunavik’s Elisapie Isaac to head home for Salluit’s Got Talent event

"The idea is really to acknowledge the skills these kids have"

SARAH ROGERS

Have you heard the news? Salluit’s got talent.

Local musicians will get a chance to show off what can do when the community hosts a major talent show Oct. 30 – complete with a performance by one of Salluit’s best-known talents, Elisapie Isaac.

That’s when several dozen youth, teachers and other...

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2013 - 8:14 am

Arnait Video of Igloolik premieres feature-length film in Montreal

Nunavut-Quebec cast join forces for Uvanga

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Arnait Video Productions and Kunuk Cohn Productions premiered its newest film at Quebec’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema this week in Montreal.

Uvanga (Myself) is the story of a teenage boy who returns to Igloolik after many years to reunite with his family there.

The film was shot in Nunavut over...

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Iqaluit September 30, 2013 - 6:04 am

Photo: Iqaluit’s mayor gets wet for charity

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Nunavut September 30, 2013 - 6:02 am

Vandals wreck Nunavut community’s school bus fleet

Friendship Centre faces $17,400 bill for September repairs

PETER VARGA

Rankin Inlet’s school bus service provider, the Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre, was set back by more than $17,000 in repair bills in September after vandals trashed all three of its buses in separate incidents.

“All we’re left staring at right now is the repair bills, which are horrendous,”...

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Iqaluit September 30, 2013 - 6:01 am

Photo: Kenny Bell takes a shower

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Nunavik September 29, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Photo: Rollin’ a qajaq

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Nunavut September 27, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Oct. 28 Nunavut election attracts 73 candidates

Peter Taptuna, Jeannie Ugyuk win seats by acclamation

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Nunavut voters in 20 of 22 constituencies will head to the polls Oct. 28 for a territorial election that attracted 73 candidates, following the deadline for candidate declarations at 2:00 p.m. local time Sept. 27.

That’s far more than the number of hopefuls who put their names forward for the...

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Nunavut September 27, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Red Cross brings anti-violence awareness program to three communities

Prevention teams help advance Nunavut suicide prevention strategy

PETER VARGA

The Canadian Red Cross rolled out an anti-violence program called RespectEd in three communities of Nunavut this month, laying the groundwork to help community leaders combat physical and psychological abuse in Baker Lake, Cape Dorset and Clyde River.

Red Cross trainers Sarah Burke and Rebecca...

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Nunavut September 27, 2013 - 3:18 pm

StatsCan: Nunavut’s population, now 35,591, grew 2.5 per cent

Territory had second highest growth rate, after Alberta

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Nunavut added 888 people to its population between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, bringing its estimated total to 35,591, Statistics Canada reported Sept. 26.

That adds up to a year-over-year population growth rate of 2.5 per cent, the second highest in the country.

Alberta racked up the highest...

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Nunavut September 27, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Nunavut university student receives RBC scholarship

Krista Zawadski of Rankin Inlet is studying at UBC

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Ten Aboriginal students, including Krista Zawadski of Rankin Inlet, will receive scholarships to offset the costs of post-secondary tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses during the academic year, thanks to the 2013 Royal Bank of Canada Aboriginal Student Awards Program...

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Nunavik September 27, 2013 - 11:11 am

Inuit employment in Nunavik mines still weak

Only 175 Inuit work at the Raglan nickel mine

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik Inuit still make up only 13 per cent of the work force at the region’s only fully operational mine.

At the Raglan nickel mine complex, in operation since 1998, only 175 of 1,292 workers are Inuit — well under the 20 per cent initially targeted for the region.

And those numbers haven’t...

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Nunavik September 27, 2013 - 9:52 am

Photo: Berry-picking in Kuujjuaq

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Nunavut September 27, 2013 - 9:48 am

Iqaluit, Nunavut housing corporation stuck in Catch-22 tax dispute

City won't change lease registry until tax bill paid; NHC won't pay tax bill unless city forgives interest

PETER VARGA

The Nunavut Housing Corp. refuses to pay city tax arrears of more than $336,000 on a set of buildings it controls in Iqaluit, until the city agrees to forgive one-third of the bill, which represents interest charges racked up by the previous owner.

“All we’re asking for is relief from the...

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Nunavut September 27, 2013 - 9:39 am

Photo: Jerry Cans release made-in-Nunavut video

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Nunavik September 27, 2013 - 8:45 am

Nunavik’s third provincial park awaits money from Quebec

Quebec still needs to sign off on promised $8 million for infrastructure

SARAH ROGERS

First there was one — Pingualuit provincial park, then another — Kuururjuaq — and now there’s a third park in Nunavik, Tursujuq, officially created July 18.

But much work remains to be done before Tursujuq can welcome any visitors.

And work on building infrastructure within the new park is behind...

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Nunavut September 27, 2013 - 6:05 am

Fifteen more candidates file for Oct. 28 election: Elections Nunavut

Candidates may file declarations of candidacy no later than 2 p.m. Sept. 27

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Four days after Sandy Kusugak, Nunavut’s Chief Electoral Officer, said Sept. 23 that she had issued writs — that is, the official orders calling for the Oct. 28 territorial election — many candidates have already filed declarations of candidacy.

Returning officers and assistant returning officers,...

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