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Around the Arctic October 31, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Time to fall back an hour — daylight savings time ends Nov. 1

Change does not cover Coral Harbour

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Don’t forget — daylight saving time ends 2 a.m. Nov. 1.

That means you should move your clocks and watches back one hour before you go to bed tonight.

After tonight, you’ll notice that sunset comes an hour earlier — but there’s a benefit: you’ll get an extra hour of sleep.

The change affects...

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Nunavut October 30, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Nunavut government irks Arviat MLA, hikes WHB polar bear quota by only 4

GN environment minister rejects NWMB, makes quiet announcement in the Nunavut Gazette

STEVE DUCHARME

While many young superheroes and phantasms will be trick-or-treating outside this weekend across Nunavut, children in Arviat will be celebrating their Halloween indoors for yet another year.

“In Arviat, Halloween will be held in the community hall again this year as safety against polar bears,”...

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Nunavut October 30, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Former Nunavut MLA Nuqingaq gets conditional discharge

Samuel Nuqingaq pleads guilty to one charge, other charge is stayed

LISA GREGOIRE

The former MLA for Uqqummiut, Samuel Nuqingaq, pleaded guilty to being unlawfully in a dwelling house in Qikiqtarjuaq at a court appearance Oct. 29 — and Justice Bonnie Tulloch handed him a conditional discharge.

Crown Prosecutor Ivan Nault, who prosecuted the case, said the Crown accepted the...

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Nunavut October 30, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Nunavut MLAs ponder $13-per-hour minimum wage

Bill to raise minimum wage from $11 to $13 an hour goes to standing committee

THOMAS ROHNER

Working Nunavummiut may soon enjoy the highest minimum wage in Canada: $13 per hour.

That’s after MLAs in Iqaluit quickly passed first and second reading of a bill Oct. 29 that amends the Labour Standards Act to allow for the increase.

“This bill increases the minimum wage to $13 per hour and...

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Iqaluit October 30, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Kenny, aren’t you going to share that pie?

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Iqaluit October 30, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Maleficent on parade at Joamie School

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Iqaluit October 30, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Introducing your new mayor and council, Iqaluit

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Nunavut October 30, 2015 - 11:50 am

Family of Nunavut man shot by police welcomes inquest

“I always wanted to know why they did this when he had three children and they knew he was mentally ill"

LISA GREGOIRE

Four years after RCMP officers shot and killed Felix Taqqaugaq in front of his common-law wife and four-year-old daughter, there will finally be a coroner’s inquest to find out how an altercation with a known mentally ill man could escalate into a fatality.

Nunavut’s Chief Coroner, Padma Suramala,...

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Nunavut October 30, 2015 - 10:30 am

Collecting candy this Oct. 31? Stay safe, police say

Children should be accompanied by an adult: RCMP

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Nunavut RCMP are encouraging children and parents to stay safe while out trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Police will be patrolling Nunavut communities Oct. 31, the RCMP said in an Oct. 28 release, but there are still few tricks and safety rules families should follow.

Young trick-or-treaters...

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Nunavik October 30, 2015 - 8:30 am

In federal election, Nunavik votes split between orange and red

963 more voters cast ballots in Oct. 19 election

SARAH ROGERS

Nearly 1,000 more Nunavimmiut showed up to vote in this month’s federal election compared with 2011, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada.

Voters in Nunavik, part of the sprawling riding of Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, cast 3,620 ballots on Oct. 19 — 963 more than in 2011,...

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Around the Arctic October 30, 2015 - 6:59 am

Arctic Council states to create circumpolar coast guard body

Arctic Coast Guard Forum will help the eight Arctic states work together on maritime emergencies

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Officials from the eight Arctic Council member states will sit down in New London, Connecticut Oct. 30 to launch a new circumpolar organization called the Arctic Coast Guard Forum.

At the same time, they’ll sign a non-binding memorandum of co-operation for coast guard organizations operated by...

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Nunavut October 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm

NWT wants GN to cut Bathurst caribou harvest in western Nunavut

"We suspect these further declines, in large part, reflect poor environmental conditions"

JANE GEORGE

The numbers of the Bathurst caribou herd are in free-fall, according to the preliminary results of a 2015 survey, which says this herd, half-a-million strong 30 years ago, may now have shrunk to 16,000 animals.

But that’s not the only problem: there’s no agreement yet between the governments of...

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Nunavut October 29, 2015 - 2:15 pm

GN awards contract for Nunavut university feasibility study

Study will look at option of a standalone university or an expanded NAC

SARAH ROGERS

The Government of Nunavut is moving forward with a feasibility study to explore the possibility of a territorial university.

The GN awarded a contract Oct. 28 to a Toronto-based firm called KPMG LLP, whose job it will be to determine if there are “adequate resources and market potential” in...

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Nunavut October 29, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Nunavut minister says social assistance review coming soon

Community consultations nearly complete; results expected this winter

STEVE DUCHARME

The Government of Nunavut expects to complete its review of social assistance programs in the territory by year’s end and to have the results of that review presented in the winter legislative session.

That’s according to Family Services Minister Jeannie Ugyuk, who spoke about the review in a...

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Nunavik October 29, 2015 - 10:20 am

Photo: A Halloween parade at Pitakallak school

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Around the Arctic October 29, 2015 - 10:30 am

Arctic study: Alternative energy a tough sell north of the treeline

"Participants ... are reluctant to look beyond familiar and reliable generating technologies"

JIM BELL

Burn, burn burn: despite years of talk, it’s likely that long into the future, Canadian Arctic peoples living north of the treeline will continue to burn expensive fossil fuels to heat and power their homes.

That emerges from a big technical study released last month by a team of five researchers...

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Nunavut October 29, 2015 - 10:15 am

Photo: Nunavut bestows highest honour on three recipients

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Nunavut October 29, 2015 - 7:00 am

Nunavut ministers haven’t discussed Iqaluit land shortage

Despite desperate shortage, no new housing slated for Nunavut’s capital

THOMAS ROHNER

Despite Iqaluit’s “crucial need” for housing, no new staff or public housing projects are slated for the 2016-17 fiscal year because of land availability issues.

And two cabinet ministers who could be working together to solve those problems haven’t had a single conversation on the topic, Nunavut...

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Nunavut October 28, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Pangnirtung store robbed a second time in a month

Police looking for a lone male who stole employee's backpack

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The Northern Store in Pangnirtung was the victim of an armed robbery for the second time this month, following an Oct. 27 incident.

Just after 10:00 p.m. that evening, RCMP in the Baffin community responded to reports of a robbery with a weapon alleged to have occurred while a Northern employee...

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Iqaluit October 28, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Iqaluit’s outgoing mayor thanks Iqalungmiut at final council meeting

"What a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve"

STEVE DUCHARME

The final city council meeting within Mary Wilman’s tenure as Iqaluit’s mayor was more about looking back than looking ahead, as she delivered one final statement to councilors Oct. 28.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Iqalungmiut for allowing me to represent you these past six years....

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