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Iqaluit June 30, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Nunavut coke bust takes a half ounce off the streets

Two men charged with trafficking and other offences

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Eric Clapton said it best: “Don’t forget this fact, you can’t get it back, cocaine.”

Nunavut cops busted two Iqaluit residents in a cocaine trafficking investigation June 28.

About 15 grams — or half an ounce — of cocaine was nabbed in a joint investigation by the RCMP’s V Division Federal...

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Nunavut June 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Growing knowledge: Ottawa botanists return for plant research

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Nunavut June 30, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Notorious Iqaluit murderer dies in prison

Mark King Jeffrey, 34, found dead June 29

DAVID MURPHY

A Nunavut man who stabbed 13-year-old Jennifer Naglingniq 31 times in her Iqaluit home in 2002 has died in his jail cell. 

Mark King Jeffrey, 34, was found unresponsive June 29 at the medium-security Beaver Creek Institution near Gravenhurst, Ont., a federal prison run by Corrections...

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Iqaluit June 30, 2015 - 11:05 am

Nunavut circus film spreads message of hope and salvation

Artcirq founder pays tribute to deceased members Solomon Uyarasuk and Joey Ammaq

THOMAS ROHNER

Not only can your dreams come true if you believe in yourself, but they can connect you to people and take you places you can’t even imagine.

That’s what more than 120 moviegoers at Iqaluit’s Astro Hill Theatre heard June 29 as they watched “Circus Without Borders,” a film presented by the annual...

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Nunavut June 30, 2015 - 9:25 am

Nunavut power utility’s board gets full-time chair

Julie-Anne Miller succeeds David Omilgoitok

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Nearly six months after the departure of its last full-time chair, the board that oversees the Qulliq Energy Corp. now has a new one: Julie-Anne Miller of Iqaluit, who has served as interim chair since February 2014.

She succeeds David Omilgoitok, who quit the position this past February to...

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Nunavut June 30, 2015 - 8:30 am

Nunatsiaq Online’s top reads: trouble brewing at Iqaluit city council

Our most clicked-on stories from June 22 to June 26

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Nunatsiaq Online readers were hungry last week for news about what’s been brewing inside Iqaluit’s municipal council chambers.

For the final full week of June, our most-read online stories flowed from a June 23 Iqaluit city council meeting, as tracked by Google Analytics pageviews.

1)In our top...

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Nunavut June 30, 2015 - 8:00 am

Photo: A rare white siksik turns up in Rankin Inlet

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Nunavik June 30, 2015 - 7:15 am

Nunavik youth charged after bringing loaded rifle to school

KRPF charges youth with firearm possession, uttering threats

SARAH ROGERS

Corrected 12:35 p.m., June 30

A Nunavik youth who walked into a high school with a loaded rifle earlier this month now faces four charges in relation to that incident.

On the afternoon of June 5, the Kativik School Board said a student walked into Iguarsivik secondary school in Puvirnituq with a......

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Nunavut June 30, 2015 - 5:59 am

Report on Sanikiluaq crash stresses child safety on commercial flights

Board recommends Transport Canada, airlines move to mandatory child restraint devices

SARAH ROGERS

The crash of Perimeter Aviation flight 993 in Sanikiluaq, which killed a six-month-old infant when it missed the runway Dec. 22 2012, came in “too high, too steep and too fast,” investigators with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said June 29.

The TSB released its investigation report two...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Nunavut elder’s centre turns into sweet song jamboree

"It’s a cool feeling in the whole community, and you can sense it, you know?”

DAVID MURPHY

About 50 people huddle in a small room usually reserved for Inuit elders and Inuktitut conversation. 

But instead of telling Inuit legends, on June 28 musicians are turning the elder’s qammaq in Iqaluit into a haven for singing songs and telling tales of how, why and what inspires them.

It’s an...

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Nunavik June 29, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Nunavut teen from Igloolik wins Alianait battle of the bands

Ricky Immaroitok and Joshua Haulli earn crown in Iqaluit

DAVID MURPHY

Igloolik’s Joshua Haulli is Alianait’s official band champ for 2015.

The 16-year-old and his friend, Ricky Immaroitok, 18, flew from Igloolik on their own dime to win the $1,000 grand prize June 28 under the big top tent in Iqaluit.

The Battle of the Bands is an annual Alianait competition where...

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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Ottawa appoints respected lawyer to the Nunavut bench

Former Crown prosecutor replaces Andrew Mahar, who joins the NWT Supreme Court

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Paul Bychok, a respected lawyer who recently retired as a Crown prosecutor in Nunavut, will now serve as a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice.

Peter MacKay, the federal justice minister, made the announcement June 26.

Bychok fills a spot on the Nunavut bench vacated May 28 by Andrew Mahar, who...

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Around the Arctic June 29, 2015 - 11:30 am

Photo: Many voices, one song

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Nunavik June 29, 2015 - 11:05 am

Nunavik police net $20K in bootlegged booze

Police seized dozens of bottles flown in as cargo to Salluit

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik police have seized dozens of bottles of bootlegged liquor that were destined for residents of the Hudson Strait community of Salluit.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers in Salluit picked up 168 bottles of vodka that had been flown in as cargo June 22.

In an email to Nunatsiaq News,...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 11:01 am

Photo: Award-winner shares stage with up-and-comer at Alianait fest

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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Kivalliq community officially takes Inuktitut name

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Alianait festival hosts gospel workshop

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 9:40 am

More effort needed to clean Nunavut’s trashy capital, advocates say

Cold, wet day meant poor showing for annual volunteer spring cleanup

DAVID MURPHY

If we’re talking trash, Iqaluit has to step up its game.

Iqaluit residents tried last week, on June 19, to clean up the capital during the annual spring cleanup, but the day was marred by snowy rain.

Usually the annual cleanup means a morning away from the office cubicle to walk around town in...

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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 8:20 am

Nunavut’s Jerry Cans kick off southern tour on Parliament Hill

"The wild west! We’ll see how it goes out there”

LISA GREGOIRE

It took several years of trying, rigorous security checks for everyone, including babies, a few good words from their local MP, and two days of multi-band rehearsals for Nunavut rockers, the Jerry Cans, to make it into the line-up on Parliament Hill for the afternoon Canada Day show July 1.

All...

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Around the Arctic June 29, 2015 - 8:19 am

Photo: Greenland alt-rockers Nanook headline Saturday concert

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