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Nunavut April 30, 2014 - 2:38 pm

New footage of High Arctic sunken ship clearest to date

"It's rare to have such a detailed view of a shipwreck from 1853"

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Rare new footage of the Breadalbane, a merchant ship sunk in the High Arctic, has emerged from a Canadian Armed Forces diving operation.

The HMS Breadalbane, built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1843, was sent to supply ships involved in the search for Captain John Franklin’s lost expedition.

But in...

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Nunavut April 30, 2014 - 11:16 am

Federal funding encourages women entrepreneurs in Nunavut

"It is a wise investment that will help women, their families and our community"

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Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq is calling on organizations across the territory to apply for federal funding aimed at creating economic opportunities for Nunavut women.

Status of Women Canada has put out a call for proposals for a project called Economic Prosperity: Position Women for Success, aimed at...

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Nunavut April 30, 2014 - 6:58 am

Nunavut court: Rankin man died following drunken brawl with friends

Witness said men jumped on stabbing victim to protect woman

DAVID MURPHY

Boozing, frayed tempers among friends and a fight over baby supplies may have preceded the death of Rankin Inlet man Donald James Gamble, also known as D.J., the Nunavut Court of Justice heard April 29 on day one of Colin Makpah’s manslaughter trial.

Makpah, 29, is on trial for the stabbing death...

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2014 - 4:56 pm

ITK moves ahead on national suicide prevention plan

“We need to address a critical lack of infrastructure in Inuit communities"

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has put out a call for proposals seeking someone to develop a national Inuit suicide prevention strategy for them that reflects current knowledge and Inuit culture and traditions.

ITK, along with the National Inuit Committee on Health, have long identified mental wellness...

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Iqaluit April 29, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Photo: Iqalummiut talk crime prevention

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Photo: Displaying the glory

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Photo: Clara Hughes meets Iqaluit middle school students

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Nunavut April 29, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Kitikmeot community looks to the sky to power new community freezer

“It’s something that all communities should start to look towards"

SARAH ROGERS

As the hours of sunlight lengthen each day, Kugaaruk is getting ready to plug in.

By the end of next month, hamlet officials hope to get their new community freezer up and running on solar energy, captured by 14 panels installed at the local hockey arena.

“We’ll be the first,” said the hamlet’s...

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Nunavut April 29, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Photo: Joint Task Force returns to Resolute Bay

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Nunavut April 29, 2014 - 11:27 am

Sabina, KIA complete financial agreements for Nunavut gold project

Sabina working to move Back River gold project into production by 2017

SARAH ROGERS

Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association say they have finalized two agreements that will deliver benefits to Nunavummiut in that region.

Sabina owns and operates the Back River project, located about 160 kilometres southeast of Bathurst Inlet, which is in the advanced...

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Nunavut April 29, 2014 - 10:30 am

Ottawa removes annual production limit on Nunavut iron mine

Baffinland may produce, ship more than 18 million tonnes a year, federal ministers say

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(Updated 11:30 a.m., April 29)

The federal government has rejected a recommendation from the Nunavut Impact Review Board that would have limited the quantity of iron ore that Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. may ship from Mary River.

This means that in the future, Baffinland may ship more than the...

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Nunavut April 29, 2014 - 6:01 am

Event honours Nunavut’s killed and injured workers

“On this day of mourning, let’s mourn the dead, but fight for the living”

DAVID MURPHY

Flags stood at half-mast in front of the Nunavut legislative building in Iqaluit April 28, as Nunavut recognized the National Day of Mourning for those injured or killed on the job, including seven workplace deaths in the Northwest Territories.

John Van der Velde, the vice chairperson and a...

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Around the Arctic April 28, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Greenpeace plans second protest of Russia’s offshore oil drilling project

Rainbow Warrior set to intercept oil tanker en route to Rotterdam

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Greenpeace International says one of its ships is now headed towards a Gazprom oil tanker to protest the first shipment of offshore oil produced in Russia’s Arctic waters.

Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the first shipment of oil from the state-owned energy company Gazprom April 18,...

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Nunavik April 28, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Nunavik’s beluga hunt season opens

DFO has yet to establish new quotas

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s waters are now open to harvesters for the 2014 beluga hunt, the federal department of Fisheries and Oceans said April 26.

The April 26 launch of the season coincides with the beluga’s spring migration through Hudson Bay.

But Nunavimmiut hunters will have to wait a little longer to get...

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Around the Arctic April 28, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Commercial use of the Arctic? Don’t hold your breath, U.S. agency says

"The primary reason for the limited number of Arctic cruises is a lack of demand"

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Whether it’s cruise ship tourism or offshore oil and gas production, commercial activity in the U.S. Arctic is unlikely to grow much over the next 10 years, the U.S federal government’s spending watchdog said in a report.

The Government Accountability Office, which performs work that’s roughly...

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Climate Change April 28, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Climate change is bad for Inuit health, research group says

McGill group says the Arctic needs better adaptation policies

DAVID MURPHY

Inuit are vulnerable to climate change, and it’s time for new policy to adapt, a group of researchers says in a new report

That’s the message from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, led by James Ford of McGill University, who released a paper April 24 about the need for better adaption...

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Nunavut April 28, 2014 - 11:14 am

Cambridge Bay duo scores nationally with ode to Arctic winter

Scary Bear Soundtrack voted top Nunavut act in CBC's Searchlight competition

SARAH ROGERS

There aren’t many venues in the western Nunavut community of Cambridge Bay for musicians to perform live shows.

“But that doesn’t mean they isn’t anywhere to play,” said local musician and songwriter Gloria Guns. “We’re basically trying to find our own opportunities in the community.”

Guns and...

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Nunavik April 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

Photo: Kuujjuaq hosts Nunavik mining symposium

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Nunavut April 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

Photo: Nunavut students learn cosmetics skills

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Nunavik April 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

Photo: Clara Hughes rides into Kuujjuaq

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Nunavik April 28, 2014 - 6:02 am

Gathering place for Montreal’s homeless Inuit about to close

“Everyone knows if you come to this part of town, you’ll run into people you know”

SARAH ROGERS

MONTREAL — In the warmer weather, the picnic tables at Cabot Square in Montreal’s Shaughnessy Village neighbourhood are full.

On colder days, some park users move into the warmth of the Atwater metro station’s street-level entry, to chat or ask passersby for spare change.

A survey conducted in...

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Nunavut April 27, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Photo: CBC Searchlight voters pick Cambridge Bay duo as top Nunavut act

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Around the Arctic April 25, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Iqaluit set to host short edition of Northern Hockey Challenge

Eastern Arctic teams ready to do battle at season-ending tournament

PETER VARGA

The North’s highest-level hockey tournament hits the ice again in Iqaluit this weekend, but this year’s edition won’t be the huge winter-long series that hockey fans saw in 2013.

Last year’s Northern Hockey Challenge was a one-of-a-kind battle between teams from seven communities, played out...

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Nunavut April 25, 2014 - 3:19 pm

National gallery launches fourth annual youth art contest

First prize is a trip for two to Ottawa, gallery tour, art supplies

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So you want to be an artist? Then National Gallery of Canada wants to hear from you.

The gallery, the country’s premier collector and exhibitor of artworks from Canada and around the world, is launching its fourth annual art contest for youth aged 16 to 19.

If you are in that age category, and...

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Nunavut April 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Parks Canada wants input on future of Nunavut national park

North Baffin's Sirmilik home to thousands of migratory birds

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Parks Canada wants your input on how Sirmilik National Park should be run over the next 15 years.

Starting next week, federal park gurus are holding public consultations in Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay and Iqaluit on a park management plan.

Sirmilik is on the northern tip of Baffin Island. It’s the...

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