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Nunavut October 31, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Judge to do recounts Nov. 5 for Nunavut’s two hung ridings

If recounts fail, Elections Nunavut would turn to by-election method

DAVID MURPHY

Get ready for recounts, Nunavut.

The ridings of Uqqummiut and Rankin Inlet South each ended up in a dead heat after the Oct. 28 territorial election.

That means ballots from the two constituencies will be recounted in Iqaluit next week by Justice Sue Cooper.

Niore Iqalukjuak and Samuel...

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Nunavut October 31, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Photo: Rose Cousins at Inuksuk High School

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Nunavut October 31, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Photo: NAC nursing students receive high mark awards

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Nunavut October 31, 2013 - 10:38 am

Ottawa Inuk adds context, entertainment to Arctic cruise

“Cruise ships that come in and benefit communities, they’re always very welcome”

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA — No one asked her how many words Inuit have for snow.

In fact, most people aboard Adventure Canada’s 118-passenger cruise ship Sea Adventurer asked intelligent questions about Nunavut’s environment and economy during a cruise “Into the Northwest Passage,” this past Aug. 6 to Aug....

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Nunavik October 31, 2013 - 10:20 am

Photo: Elisapie Isaac back on stage in her hometown

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Nunavik October 31, 2013 - 8:51 am

Quebec joins chorus attacking Ottawa for ignoring Nunavik housing needs

“With $185 million, Nunavik’s housing shortage could be solved"

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(Updated 11:28 a.m., Oct. 31)

Quebec’s Parti Québécois government joined forces with Makivik Corp. Oct. 30, calling on the federal government to pay for a catch-up program to build enough housing in Nunavik to end the region’s housing crisis.

“It is more than urgent that the federal government...

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Nunavut October 31, 2013 - 7:52 am

New Nunavut assembly won’t see increased numbers of women

"This is a community steeped in its culture, one that puts men on a pedestal"

SARAH ROGERS

RANKIN INLET — Nunavut’s Oct. 28 election will undoubtedly bring change to the makeup of the territory’s legislative assembly.

But that change won’t include a greater number of women.

Although this election will return three women to the legislature — the same number who, after byelections, ended...

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Nunavut October 30, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Nunavut court: when you plead guilty you better know what you’re doing

Court finds woman didn't understand the consequences of her plea

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When is a guilty plea not a guilty plea?

It’s when you say you’re guilty without being fully aware of the consequences, Justice Sue Cooper ruled last month in the Nunavut Court of Justice.

Evangeline Ittinuar of Rankin Inlet pleaded guilty this past June to one count of driving while her blood...

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Around the Arctic October 30, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Company caught importing banned Canadian seal oil into the U.S.

Lamb placenta and honey bee royal jelly also falsely labelled

DAVID MURPHY

A California-based company is in hot water after allegedly smuggling millions of seal oil capsules into the United States — something that violates the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act.

The Walnut, Calif.-based company, UBF Group Inc., is accused of shipping 3.7 million capsules of seal oil from...

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Nunavut October 30, 2013 - 11:31 am

Nunavut power utility must pay more than $133,000 to ex-employee

Nunavut court accepts employee’s story, rejects QEC's

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The Qulliq Energy Corp. suffered a stunning defeat in court this week.

In a 32-page judgment, Justice Earl Johnson ordered the QEC to pay more than $133,000 in damages to ex-employee Amy Hynes, plus interest and legal costs.

Johnson issued a written copy of the judgment Oct. 29, following a civil......

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Iqaluit October 30, 2013 - 8:52 am

Outdated municipal voters list misses a third of eligible Iqaluit residents

City election turnout well below territorial vote despite same-day timing

PETER VARGA

Voter turnout in municipal elections was far below turnout for the territorial election in Iqaluit, Oct. 28, but that’s not what concerns Kirt Ejesiak, the chief returning officer for elections with the City of Iqaluit.

A persistent sticking point, ever since his first contract as chief returning...

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Nunavik October 30, 2013 - 7:50 am

Conservatives acted in bad faith on Nunavik housing agreement: NDP MP

“It’s time that Ottawa upholds its constitutional obligations," Romeo Saganash says

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Romeo Saganash, the MP for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, is attacking the Conservative government’s response to the housing shortage in Nunavik, after a mediator found Canada acted in “bad faith” during attempts to renegotiate a recent housing agreement.

In an Oct. 29 release, Saganash...

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Nunavik October 30, 2013 - 7:45 am

Photo: POV students bake up healthy Halloween treats

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Around the Arctic October 30, 2013 - 7:45 am

Photo: The Night of the Living Dead

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Nunavik October 30, 2013 - 7:45 am

Photo: Kuujjuaq student wins local costume parade contest

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Nunavut October 30, 2013 - 7:40 am

Photo:Haunted Hallway fundraiser in Arviat

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Iqaluit October 30, 2013 - 7:40 am

Photo: Beetlejuice bus driver Ron Brodie gets into the spirit

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Nunavut October 29, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Photo: Doug Stern uses sheets of ice to make a sculpture in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut October 29, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Kivalliq sends new energy to the Nunavut legislature

Four Kivalliq MLAs are new, while incumbent Kusugak awaits recount and Mapsalak returns

SARAH ROGERS

RANKIN INLET — Nunavut’s Kivalliq region will send a group of new faces to the territory’s legislative assembly, after voters across the region in all ridings but one elected new MLAs Oct. 28.

Newcomer Tom Sammurtok easily won a four-way race in the Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet election...

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Nunavut October 29, 2013 - 9:36 am

Rankin Inlet’s Roger Tagoona fights his way into a pro contract

Nunavut player lands single “A” deal with Dayton Demonz

DAVID MURPHY

On the first day of a professional selection camp in Dayton, Ohio, Roger Tagoona of Rankin Inlet showed the coaches what he’s made of — he threw down the gloves and brawled.

“Yeah, I hit a few guys, and the guy on the bench on the other team asked me to fight. I said yes and then we went at it,”...

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