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Nunavut December 31, 2013 - 6:28 pm

Nunavut artist, educator of Inuit youth named to Order of Canada

Nunavut’s Order of Canada honours go to quiet contributors

DAVID MURPHY

A well-known Nunavut artist and an Ottawa-area man who has worked with Inuit youth for 25 years will become members of the Order of Canada, Governor General David Johnston announced Dec. 30.

They are among 90 new appointees to the order announced by Johnston.

These include 88-year-old Elisapee...

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Nunavik December 31, 2013 - 10:45 am

Nunavik in 2013: the year that was

Housing shortage, violent crime dominate the news

SARAH ROGERS

Social housing dominated the Nunavik region’s political agenda in 2013 — and by year’s end Jobie Tukkiapik, the president of Makivik Corp., managed to secure a meeting with Bernard Valcourt, the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

But there’s no sign that Makivik persuaded Ottawa to pay...

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Nunavut December 31, 2013 - 7:03 am

Nunavut in 2013: the year that was

Who won, who lost, who pulled a fast one and who tried to cross the Northwest Passage on a jet ski

LISA GREGOIRE

Telecommunications, mining and a territorial election seemed to dominate the headlines in 2013 during our annual look back on stories that came and went in Nunavut.

The year began on a sad note with the death of one of Nunavut’s, and Canada’s, most renowned contemporary artists — Kenojuak Ashevak...

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Nunavut December 31, 2013 - 7:00 am

Photo: Christmas games in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut December 30, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Nunavut’s Inuktitut-language film, video producers get a boost

GN pledges $200,000 to support use of Inuit language in film and other media

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The Government of Nunavut delivered a Christmas gift to the territory Dec. 19, when the GN announced $200,000 to support the use of the Inuit language in film, television and digital media.

The money can be accessed by Nunavummiut film, television and digital media producers through the Nunavut...

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Nunavut December 30, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Nunavut RCMP enjoy a quiet Christmas

Police received fewer calls for service compared to other holiday seasons

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut RCMP says this holiday season was a particularly quiet one for the force, with significantly fewer calls for service across the territory.

“There were no major incidents to report,” said Sgt. Yvonne Niego. “It was very quiet compared to other years.”

The RCMP reported only one search and...

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Nunavut December 30, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Happy New Year Nunavut: you’ll pay more at the pump in 2014

GN jacks up prices for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel

DAVID MURPHY

Happy New Year Nunavummiut — you’ll pay 20 cents a litre more for gasoline as of Jan. 1.

In a Dec. 20 news release, the Government of Nunavut announced it is raising prices of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel as of Jan. 1, 2014.

The GN’s petroleum products division buys the territory’s entire fuel...

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Nunavik December 30, 2013 - 9:51 am

Photo: Northern Lights dance over Kuujjuaq

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Around the Arctic December 30, 2013 - 9:51 am

Our top 10 web stories for 2013: Guns, polar bears, bigfoot

And don't forget drunken airplane passengers and ill-fated jet skiers

LISA GREGOIRE

It’s that time of year again when Nunatsiaq News looks back on the year that was to find out what most enticed our online readers, and where those readers came from.

We can do this thanks to Google Analytics, which serves up a rich variety of web page statistics.

Last year’s top web story was a...

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Nunavut December 30, 2013 - 9:45 am

Photo: Holiday square dancing in Rankin Inlet

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Nunavut December 30, 2013 - 9:45 am

Photo: All wrapped up and nowhere to go

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Iqaluit December 30, 2013 - 9:45 am

Photo: Whither the winter weather?

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Around the Arctic December 20, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Renowned Arctic photojournalist dies in Montreal

Fred Breummer: June 26, 1929 — Dec. 17, 2013

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Fred Breummer, 84, who survived one of the twentieth century’s worst calamities to become a renowned chronicler of the circumpolar world, died Dec. 17 at his home in Montreal, the Montreal Gazette reported Dec. 20.

Born in Riga, Latvia to an ethnic German family who named him Friedrich Karl von...

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Iqaluit December 20, 2013 - 6:50 pm

Photo: Candy toss from first time harvesters

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Nunavut December 20, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Photo: Fireworks bring in the new year in Rankin Inlet

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Around the Arctic December 20, 2013 - 3:03 pm

We support CRTC decision on Northwestel, Arctic Fibre says

“The commission is concerned about the digital divide between satellite served communities and those served by fibre”

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Douglas Cunningham, the chief executive officer of Arctic Fibre Inc., said Dec. 19 that his company is pleased with the decision that Canada’s telecommunications watchdog, the CRTC, issued Dec. 18 on Northwestel’s $233 million modernization plan.

“The CRTC’s decision clearly stated that northern...

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Nunavik December 20, 2013 - 10:09 am

Photo: Nunavik’s newest crop of certified firefighters

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Climate Change December 20, 2013 - 10:00 am

Warming climate threatens caribou in Nunavik, Labrador, Baffin

Study links species’ survival with stable climate

PETER VARGA

Global warming could wipe out caribou populations in Nunavik, Labrador and Canadian provinces in 60 years, according to a recent ground-breaking international study on the effects of climate on caribou species.

Caribou herds that range on lands stretching from Labrador and Nunavik in the east,...

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Around the Arctic December 20, 2013 - 8:52 am

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq: 2013 was a year of many milestones

Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship the biggest highlight

PETER VARGA

Nunavut’s Conservative MP, Leona Aglukkaq, who has served as a minister in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government since 2008, says 2013 was a year of many milestones for Nunavut and the people of northern Canada.

The year marked the start of Canada’s chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic......

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Nunavut December 20, 2013 - 7:40 am

Photo: Nunasi donates to territory’s holiday celebrations

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