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Nunavut June 30, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Northwestel technicians fix Pond Inlet’s downed telephone system

Nunavut hamlet’s local and long distance landline service went silent morning of June 30

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(Updated June 30, 5:50 p.m.)

Two Northwestel technicians have fixed a glitch that on the morning of June 30 knocked out all local and long distance landline telephone service in the community.

The technicians solved the problem by replacing a faulty piece of equipment, said Christiane...

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Iqaluit June 30, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Embrace the fear: Nunavut circus troupe offers skills workshop

Teamwork, strength and humility — all part of being an acrobat

DAVID MURPHY

When a group of about 25 first-time circus performers gather in a circle and try tossing a baton around, it’s bound to hit the floor a few times.

But that’s okay.

Guillaume Saladin, performer, trainer and co-founder of Artcirq — Igloolik’s travelling acrobatic circus clan — says when one person...

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Nunavut June 30, 2014 - 11:47 am

Fred Penner’s tunes and stories resonate with Nunavut kids

"The oral tradition, which is part of humanity, is being lost along the way"

DAVID MURPHY

You’d be hard pressed to find a Canadian kid brought up in the 1980s and 1990s who doesn’t know the song “The Cat Came Back the Very Next Day.”

Fred Penner, the man behind the song that launched the award-winning NFB animated hit and other equally memorable kids songs such as...

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Nunavut June 30, 2014 - 9:27 am

CanNor, NTI throw money into new Cape Dorset print centre

Renowned Nunavut co-op hopes to complete new building by 2016

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The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is spending $344,016 on a new $7.5 million print studio and cultural centre that the West Baffin Co-op hopes to open by 2016, the agency announced June 26.

At the same time, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will throw another $43,000 into the project, an...

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Nunavut June 30, 2014 - 5:56 am

Company, training society find Meadowbank families need lots of help

Impact of the jobs on family life emerging as a public issue

SARAH ROGERS

MEADOWBANK MINE — Jacintha Kingilik called her three-year-old daughter from work the other day. It didn’t end well.

Kingilik, who has worked as a housekeeper at Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank mine since 2010, has had to get used to being away from her daughter two weeks at a time.

But when she was on...

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Nunavik June 30, 2014 - 5:54 am

Photo: A new daycare for Inukjuak

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Nunavut June 30, 2014 - 5:53 am

Photo: Start your ovens! Cake decorating for Nunavut Day

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Nunavut June 30, 2014 - 5:52 am

Photo: Nunavut premier meets with Greenlandic counterpart

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Around the Arctic June 29, 2014 - 8:52 am

Ottawa issues meat recall for North West Co., Arctic Co-ops wholesaler

Recall covers wieners, sausages made by Harvest Meats

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If you’re shopping for wieners or sausages at your local Arctic Co-ops Ltd. or North West Co. retail store, be careful what you buy.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for a long list of wiener and sausage products manufactured by the Saskatchewan-based Harvest Meats Co.

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Nunavut June 27, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Nunavut Inuit org hopes to increase Inuit role in Baffin seismic project

QIA disappointed that community concerns were ignored

LISA GREGOIRE

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s outgoing president says she is disappointed that the National Energy Board approved seismic testing in Baffin Bay in spite widespread opposition from Inuit, but she said the association will now try to maximize Inuit involvement and benefits.

Reached in Ottawa...

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Nunavut June 27, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Nunavut mayor vows to continue fight against seismic testing

"In the end, I wasn’t surprised," Jerry Natanine says

LISA GREGOIRE

Discouraged but still defiant, Clyde River’s mayor says even though seismic testing off the east coast of Baffin Island has been given the green light from the National Energy Board, he and fellow Baffin leaders will continue to fight it.

Jerry Natanine said June 27 that he still advocates for a...

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Nunavut June 27, 2014 - 11:55 am

Buckets of pasta: feeding the hungry masses at Nunavut’s gold mine

“It’s like an orchestra"

SARAH ROGERS

MEADOWBANK MINE — While the average person might be impressed with the volume of work performed by the haul truck drivers and mill workers at the Meadowbank gold mine outside the central Nunavut community of Baker Lake, what they might not appreciate is what happens in the kitchen.

Meadowbank’s...

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Nunavut June 27, 2014 - 11:50 am

Photo: Canada Day in Grise Fiord

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Nunavut June 27, 2014 - 11:30 am

Photo: Pangnirtung search and rescue goes underwater

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Nunavut June 27, 2014 - 7:41 am

In 2013, Iqaluit saw no fire-related fatalities, fire chief says

Year 2013 ranks as first year in five years with no fire deaths

DAVID MURPHY

For the first time in at least five years, nobody in Iqaluit died due to a fire in 2013.

That’s just one of the many hopeful statistics that fire chief Luc Grandmaison presented to Iqaluit city council on June 24.

Reading from the Iqaluit fire department’s 2013 annual statistical report,...

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Nunavut June 27, 2014 - 5:58 am

Baker Lake, the tiny engine helping to power Meadowbank

“If we turn resource development away, what are we going to do for our youth?”

SARAH ROGERS

BAKER LAKE AND MEADOWBANK MINE — The 110-kilometre drive between Baker Lake and Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank gold mine follows the longest all-weather road in Nunavut.

But it’s a short trip between two very different worlds.

Mine Road, as it’s called, winds through rolling tundra and lakes, dotted...

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Nunavut June 26, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Nunavut search and rescue turns into a recovery mission

Pangnirtung's Eric Joamie missing since June 19

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A search and rescue operation in Pangnirtung has now turned into a body recovery mission.

Eric Joamie, an interpreter from Pangnirtung, has been missing since June 19.

Joamie, who was out on a hunting trip, was last seen on an all-terrain vehicle just outside of town “at the end of the road.”

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Nunavut June 26, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Nunavut’s Rankin dump fire partly contained, but still smoking

Flights cancelled June 25 due to poor visibililty

SARAH ROGERS

Firefighters and hamlet workers remain on the scene of Rankin Inlet’s landfill, where a major fire has been burning since June 24.

On June 26, municipal officials said that about half of the landfill fire has been contained.

“The fire crew have done a great job in containing a good portion of...

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Iqaluit June 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Photo: Canada Day in Nunavut’s capital

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-none- June 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Photo: Artcirq wows crowds at Alianait festival

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