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Nunavut April 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Photo: A tribute to Joey Ammaq

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Nunavut April 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Two Dutch researchers presumed drowned in Nunavut

Men were surveying ice outside of Resolute Bay

SARAH ROGERS

(Updated at 5:20 p.m.)

Two Dutch researchers are presumed drowned in a region outside of Resolute Bay where they were conducting research.

Polar travellers Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo from the Netherlands are reported to have left Resolute Bay April 6 as part of research into the “Last Ice...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Photo: Inuksuk High School students sing their hearts out

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Iqaluit April 30, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Photo: Standoff at Creekside Village, May 2

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Iqaluit April 30, 2015 - 10:40 am

Iqaluit standoff ends April 30, barricades come down

Roads to Happy Valley, Joamie Elementary School reopen

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(Updated, 9:00 p.m.)

The armed standoff that started April 28 in Iqaluit’s Happy Valley neighbourhood ended at 10:07 a.m. and as of 2 p.m., all of the barricades were down.

At 10:30 a.m., Sgt. Michael Hatch of the Iqaluit Municipal Enforcement Office removed barricades on roads leading to Happy...

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Iqaluit April 30, 2015 - 10:15 am

Life for Iqaluit residents inside and outside the lockdown zone

"It's hard and scary"

JANE GEORGE

(Updated at 12:00 p.m.)

The standoff in the Iqaluit neighbourhood of Happy Valley ended April 30 at 10:07 a.m. — and, within half an hour, the barricades on roads to the area under lockdown were lifted.

For many Happy Valley residents, who were caught outside their neighbourhood when the lockdown...

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Around the Arctic April 30, 2015 - 9:50 am

Photo: NTI and QIA presidents help NS celebrate

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Iqaluit April 30, 2015 - 6:15 am

“Nothing has changed” — Iqaluit standoff continues Thursday morning

"This is and continues to remain a volatile situation involving a barricaded male"

JANE GEORGE

(Updated April 30, 9:00 a.m.)

“Nothing has changed” — that was the message from Sgt. Michael Hatch of the Iqaluit municipal enforcement office shortly before 6 a.m. April 30 as he stopped his truck on Atungauyait Drive.

RCMP Const. Malcolm McNeil later confirmed to Nunatsiaq News that police plan...

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Iqaluit April 30, 2015 - 6:10 am

Nunavut RCMP clear residents, pets from Iqaluit lockdown area

"Police will help them as best they can"

PETER VARGA

(Updated at 9:07 a.m.)

The City of Iqaluit helped accommodate 20 residents who couldn’t return to their homes Wednesday night, April 29, due to the ongoing armed standoff and lockdown at the Happy Valley neighbourhood.

Red Cross workers and the city’s recreation department put the residents up...

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Nunavut April 30, 2015 - 1:45 am

Photo: Passing on snow block traditions in Kugluktuk

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Iqaluit April 29, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Life during armed standoff full of worry: Iqaluit man in Happy Valley

"It's frightening"

JANE GEORGE

Living behind the barricades and under lockdown in Iqaluit April 29: that’s where Roger Bélanger, his wife, and their six-year-old son are spending the day at their home in Happy Valley.

His house, 1661, lies right behind the house where the standoff, which started during the afternoon of April...

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Nunavut April 29, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Nunavut students hone their skills, prepare for Saskatoon competition

“They’re really, really going to impress the judges

THOMAS ROHNER

With a gold medal in the territorial skills competition now under her belt, ninth-grade Iqalungmiut Sophie Dubeau has her eye on the national competition at the end of May in Saskatoon.

“I haven’t travelled a lot. It’s always been either Ottawa or places in Quebec, so it’s pretty exciting to maybe...

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Iqaluit April 29, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Iqaluit council agrees to mill rates proposed by chamber of commerce

Administration promises to tackle city deficit

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit City Council agreed April 28 to set this year’s property taxes in line with rates proposed by the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce.

Council’s attempt to decrease taxes on homeowners and raise taxes on businesses backfired earlier this year, when the chamber, which represents the interests of...

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2015 - 8:59 am

Photo: Senior NS instructor and former student ponder the past 30 years

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Nunavut April 29, 2015 - 7:00 am

Inuit circus performers trade tricks at week-long workshop

Nunavik's Cirqiniq performers visit Igloolik's Artcirq

SARAH ROGERS

When the Igloolik-based circus group Artcirq first got wind of a new circus program being launched in the region of Nunavik, its members were excited.

“It was pretty motivating for us, to imagine other Inuit working on a circus project,” said Artcirq’s founder, Guillaume Saladin.

That was in the...

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Nunavut April 29, 2015 - 5:59 am

It was an honour to serve Nunavummiut: outgoing commissioner

"Use your role to educate and advocate"

SARAH ROGERS

Over her five-year term as Commissioner of Nunavut, Edna Elias has given her time, her energy and her hair.

The latter Elias has shaved off in years past, and she did so last weekend, ahead of the Women in Action — Steps of Hope walk she helped found to raise money and awareness of breast cancer...

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Iqaluit April 29, 2015 - 5:55 am

Photo: Lockdown in effect April 28 in Happy Valley

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Iqaluit April 28, 2015 - 9:24 pm

Photo:Tunniit film journeys into tradition of Inuit tattooing

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Nunavut April 28, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Students plan to capture Nunavut national park on film

“It’s important to showcase these places for people who might never get there"

SARAH ROGERS

If most southern Canadians don’t have an opportunity to see the frozen and sweeping landscapes of the North, while not bring it to them?

That’s what two students plan to do, when they do what few Nunavut tourists have done: travel the length of Ukkusiksalik National Park near Repulse Bay.

Matt...

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Nunavut April 28, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Ever hopeful, TMAC builds case for western Nunavut gold mine

A 20-year mine at Hope Bay could start producing in 2016

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The Hope Bay gold property in Nunavut’s western Kitikmeot region could become a productive commercial operation by 2016, the project’s owner, TMAC Resources Inc., said April 24.

In what they describe as a “robust” pre-feasibility study, the company said they believe they’re capable of turning...

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