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Around the Arctic February 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Manitoba-Nunavut hydro link project enters next phase

Working group asks Ottawa to back final feasibility study

STEVE DUCHARME

Kivallirmiut are one step closer to cleaner, more affordable power via a Manitoba-Nunavut hydro link, thanks to a resolution passed unanimously by the Hudson Bay Regional Roundtable in January.

That resolution, tabled at Nunavut’s legislature Feb. 25, gives the green light for the project’s...

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Nunavik February 29, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Nunavik women’s association to offer leadership training

Saturviit seeking women's feedback

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The Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik wants to help Nunavimmiut women have better access to leadership roles in their communities — and beyond.

That’s why the organization is working to launch week-long training program sessions the region to offer support and skills training that...

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Nunavut February 29, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Ottawa injects millions into Nunavut community infrastructure

“We know that infrastructure needs here in Nunavut run very deep"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo came home to Iqaluit Feb. 29 to announce millions in funding for arenas, playgrounds and other pieces of infrastructure across the territory.

Under the federal New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund, Nunavut gets just over $25 million, money that had already...

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Iqaluit February 29, 2016 - 11:45 am

Iqaluit crowd scoffs at storm for a night of laughter

Local comics join Elvira Kurt for Mahaha Comedy show

LISA GREGOIRE

You can’t have a Nunavut comedy show without raw meat.

Well, you could, but it wouldn’t be as interesting.

Asukuluk Entertainment and Iqaluit Queer Pride teamed up Feb. 27 to put on a raucous all-women Mahaha Comedy show in Nunavut’s capital that was ripe with local jokes about love, ravens,...

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Around the Arctic February 29, 2016 - 10:00 am

Inuit women continue to play catch-up with Aboriginal peers

"Results highlight the importance of education"

JANE GEORGE

Canadian Inuit women continue to play catch-up with other Aboriginal women in Canada.

That’s among the many conclusions from a recently-released chapter on First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women contained in a Statistics Canada study on women in Canada.

Here’s some good news from the study: Inuit...

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Around the Arctic February 29, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut adds huge Grays Bay road-port scheme to its shopping list

Nunavut Resource Corp., GN, would work together on proposed Kitikmeot transport system

JIM BELL

As federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget speech looms March 22, the Government of Nunavut has added another piece of transportation infrastructure to its shopping list: the Grays Bay Road and Port Project.

That project would revive the moribund Izok corridor zinc-lead mining project...

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Nunavut February 29, 2016 - 7:00 am

Anxious families greet Nunavut fishery workers with a tearful welcome

"No one was hurt, and that is just amazing"

SARAH ROGERS

The Iqaluit airport waiting area was crowded with people, but remained quiet the afternoon of Feb. 26 — except for the sobs of a woman crying into her son’s shoulder.

That man, this woman’s son, was one of seven crew members working aboard the Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corp.’s MV Saputi in Davis...

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Nunavik February 29, 2016 - 6:58 am

Photo: Introducing… Team Nunavik-Quebec’s new parkas

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Nunavut February 29, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: World’s most famous snowman visits Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut February 26, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut MLA wants core funding for treatment centre

"We’d like to see them stay open, but there were no alternatives"

THOMAS ROHNER

Nunavut’s health minister, Paul Okalik, says the territory wants to provide more support to the Ottawa-based Mamisarvik Healing Centre.

But the Government of Nunavut cannot commit to giving the centre what Mamisarvik needs: core funding.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI), which runs the Mamisarvik...

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Nunavut February 26, 2016 - 2:10 pm

Photo: A tearful reunion in Iqaluit

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Nunavut February 26, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut’s translators want regulation, language database

February conference produces 11 recommendations for Nunavut government

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Nunavut’s interpreters and translators want more regulation, a comprehensive language database and standardized pay for their work.

Those priorities, and others, are outlined in a series of recommendations drafted at an Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit-sponsored conference held earlier this...

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Nunavik February 26, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Photo: Keeping the peace

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Nunavik February 26, 2016 - 11:40 am

Nunavik leaders demand action on TB

“We can say it’s an epidemic and something we have to take action on”

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ — Nunavik public health officials have pledged to dramatically reduce tuberculosis rates in the region, but Kativik Regional Government councillors say they need more information and faster action to tackle the highly infectious diseas.

Following a TB outbreak in the community of Salluit...

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Nunavut February 26, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut filmmaker screens climate change doc in Berlin

Award-winning director Zacharias Kunuk hobnobs with the stars

LISA GREGOIRE

It seemed fitting that when Zacharias Kunuk was in Berlin last week to screen a film about elders’ knowledge and climate change, the capital city of Germany was experiencing particularly warm winter weather.

The people who came to see his documentary were apparently keen to hear what he had to...

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Around the Arctic February 26, 2016 - 8:54 am

Photo: a beluga’s gift — nutritious food

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Nunavik February 26, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavik community awaits answers on 2015 plane crash

"We need to make sure the right people are dealing with this"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ — The Nunavik community of Kangirsuk would like to know more about why a small aircraft crashed just outside the Nunavik community last summer.

Residents of Kangirsuk, population 550, also want to make sure they’re better prepared to deal with that kind of accident, should one ever take...

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Nunavut February 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut MLA applauds volunteer-run soup kitchen in Pond Inlet

“We must continue to make every effort to fight poverty and hunger"

THOMAS ROHNER

People in Pond Inlet can help fend off the hunger pangs of poverty, thanks to the opening of a new soup kitchen called Tununiq Ikajuqtiit [Tununiq Helpers], their MLA Joe Enook said in the legislative assembly in Iqaluit Feb. 24.

The volunteer-run effort in this north Baffin community of 1,500...

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Iqaluit February 26, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Sun-day in Iqaluit

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Around the Arctic February 26, 2016 - 6:54 am

Photo: Wow — that sure tastes good to me

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