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Nunavut November 29, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Dejaeger set up sleeping bags for “camping” sessions in church bedroom

“There was a kind of atmosphere of trust"

DAVID MURPHY

The Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit heard a fresh voice at the trial of Eric Dejaeger Nov. 29, who said the former priest set up “camping” sessions with sleeping bags for children in an upstairs church bedroom.

Nicole Arnatsiaq was a religion teacher at the school in Igloolik in 1981 and 1982...

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Nunavik November 29, 2013 - 2:41 pm

KRG to help Inuit staff move into management positions

"This is a work in progress"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ — It’s a question that comes up at nearly every regional council meeting of the Kativik Regional Government: why aren’t there more Inuit filling local jobs, especially management positions?

As a new department director is introduced to the council — someone who has recently come to...

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Nunavut November 29, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Photo: Peregrine Diamonds announces high grades at Chidliak

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Nunavut November 29, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Iqaluit children’s group home shifts focus to teens and pre-teens

Home to take on youth aged 10 to 16 as of January 2014

PETER VARGA

The Illagiittugut Children’s Group Home in Iqaluit will change its focus to serve youth aged 10 to 16 as of January 2014, Nunavut’s department of family services says.

The change brings new focus to the home, which, dating back to its beginnings in the late-1980s, served children of all ages, up...

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Nunavut November 29, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Photo: Arviat youth launch a local television station

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Around the Arctic November 29, 2013 - 10:43 am

Ottawa trade show to showcase commerce in Nunavut, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik

“This is the opportunity to bring the North to the South”

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With a stellar speaker’s line-up including Nunavut’s new premier and the Nunavut member of Parliament, and participation from mining, energy and communications companies, Ottawa’s semi-annual Northern Lights conference and trade show promises a robust showcase of northern opportunities.

Event...

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Nunavut November 29, 2013 - 7:23 am

Health Council report says Inuit elders suffer from poor health care

Language barriers, constant travel, contribute to the problem

DAVID MURPHY

A report released by the Health Council of Canada finds that elderly Inuit receive dramatically lower quality health care than their non-Aboriginal peers in southern Canada.

“Little attention has been paid to the health care needs of Aboriginal seniors in either research or public policy, and this...

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Nunavut November 29, 2013 - 7:10 am

Photo: Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree…

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Nunavik November 29, 2013 - 6:01 am

Federal minister “receptive” to Nunavik’s housing needs: Makivik

Makivik president Jobie Tukkiapik meets Bernard Valcourt in Ottawa

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ — Makivik Corp. says Bernard Valcourt, the federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development minister was “receptive” to Nunavik’s housing needs at a Nov. 28 meeting on Parliament Hill.

For the past several months, Makivik has pursued the federal government to pay for a...

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Nunavut November 28, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Arctic waters increasingly vulnerable to foreign species

“Here’s a chance for us to be a little smarter and wiser”

LISA GREGOIRE

When most people think of climate change, they picture polar bears, not zooplankton.

Zooplankton are a huge group of water organisms which range from microscopic crustaceans to jellyfish and live in both fresh and salt water. Just about everything in the ocean eats zooplankton, from tiny fish to...

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Nunavut November 28, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Nunavut RCMP seek another Oblate fugitive

Father Joannes Rivoire faces Canada-wide arrest warrant

DAVID MURPHY

Nunavut RCMP are on the hunt for another Oblate priest who faces historic sex crime allegations in Nunavut.

The RCMP issued a news release Nov. 28 stating that there is a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of 83-year-old Father Joannes Rivoire.

The warrant was actually issued in 1998, but...

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Nunavik November 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Researchers look to Nunavik’s tundra for fruitful collaboration

"We know that berries are central to Inuit diet and culture”

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ — A group of Kativik Regional Government councillors hover over plastic bags full of treats while munching on granola bars and dried fruit roll-ups.

But these are not store-bought snacks; they are made with cloudberries, blueberries and blackberries that grow around Nunavik...

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Nunavut November 28, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Photo: Nunavut Law Foundation hands out Upinnaqtuq awards

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Nunavut November 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Nunavut government dismisses Qulliq Energy Corp. president

Peter Mackey leaves after 17 years with Nunavut power utility

PETER VARGA

(Updated 4:20 p.m., Nov. 28)

Peter Mackey, the president of Qulliq Energy Corp. since 2009, has confirmed the territorial government fired him from that position Nov. 27.

“The position of president and CEO is under direction of the premier, and with the change in government, this is not...

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Iqaluit November 28, 2013 - 10:15 am

Fearing theft, vandalism, Iqaluit proposes $260,000 fence for garage

Security fence to be funded from 2013, 2014 city budgets

PETER VARGA

The City of Iqaluit’s public works department needs another $119,000 to build a security fence around its garage on Federal Rd., on top of $140,000 budgeted for the project in 2013.

The department tabled the request with city council Nov. 26, saying the $260,000 fence is needed to safeguard...

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Nunavut November 28, 2013 - 9:48 am

Less snow, more evaporation, may be drying up northern lakes

"It’s certain that the ecological consequences will be significant"

DAVID MURPHY

Lakes in sub-Arctic Canada are drying up at a rate “not seen in 200 years.” 

That’s the message from a study released Nov. 27 by researchers from a consortium of Canadian universities.

Eleven researchers from the universities of Laval, Laurier, Brock, and Waterloo concluded that because of less...

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Nunavut November 28, 2013 - 8:52 am

Is the crime rate declining? Iqaluit RCMP report fewer arrests than in 2012

Iqaluit police arrests down six per cent so far this year

PETER VARGA

As the year draws to a close, Iqaluit’s RCMP detachment reports that police arrests for 2013 remain below last year’s levels.

Police made 2,242 arrests and detentions between the beginning of the year to the end of October, more than six per cent fewer than last year’s prisoner count of 2,388 over...

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Nunavik November 28, 2013 - 7:29 am

Nunavik to launch stay-in-school project for 2014

“What can your organization offer?”

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ — Nunavik has a bold plan to keep its youth in school — but this will require the help of everyone in the region.

Recognizing school drop-out rates as a social problem, rather than an educational problem, the Kativik Regional Government has brought public and private organizations...

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Nunavik November 28, 2013 - 7:26 am

Photo: Mighty Ships visits Kuujjuaq

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Nunavut November 28, 2013 - 7:25 am

Photo: Arviat Film Society launches new television station

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