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Nunavut March 31, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Photo: Passing on traditional skills in Arviat

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Nunavut March 31, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Nunavut Inuit group wants to hear more about expired oil leases

QIA looks forward to seeing Greenpeace documents

STEVE DUCHARME

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association is looking forward to discussions with Greenpeace after it was revealed earlier this week that oil permits granted to Shell Canada in the seventies might have expired decades ago.

“I don’t think we’ve had communications with them yet, but its important that we do,”...

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Nunavik March 31, 2016 - 11:45 am

Kite-skiers hope for strong winds to propel them on Nunavik expedition

Anurialuk trip hopes to raise money for young Nunavimmiut cross-country skiers

SARAH ROGERS

Most Arctic travellers hope for calm and clear weather to accompany their journeys over land and sea.

But a group of adventure seekers who plan to travel up Nunavik’s Hudson coast next week are hoping for wind to propel their journey.

That’s because the group is travelling by kite ski. Five...

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Nunavut March 31, 2016 - 10:00 am

No joke: Nunavut’s minimum wage gets a bump April 1

At $13 per hour, territory has highest minimum wage in Canada

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Minimum wage earners in Nunavut are about to see a bump in their pay cheques April 1, when the minimum wage in the territory will increase to $13 an hour.

With that increase, Nunavut will once again have the highest minimum wage in the country.

MLAs last increased Nunavut’s minimum wage on Jan.......

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Nunavut March 31, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut man faces 36 charges after Kugluktuk arrest

David Kuliktana charged with multiple breaches, drug, resisting arrest charges

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A young Kugluktuk man faces 36 charges after members of the RCMP arrested him March 24 in the western Nunavut community of Kugluktuk

Police were called in after a man, 23, was reported to be in breach of his court conditions.

As a result of the investigation, Kugluktuk RCMP arrested Kuliktana and...

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Nunavik March 31, 2016 - 6:50 am

Fifteenth edition of Nunavik dog sled race takes off March 31

This year's Ivakkak to see 12 teams racing down Ungava coast to Kuujjuaq

SARAH ROGERS

Every time a plane flies overhead this week, the people of Quaqtaq hear a long and loud howl.

That’s the sound of dozens of sled dog tethered around the Nunavik community, welcoming their competitors as they arrive by plane.

All 12 teams and 140 dogs participating in the 2016 edition of the...

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 5:25 pm

Fourth day of search yields no sign of missing Nunavut snowmobilers

“I’m just hoping that they’re warm"

SARAH ROGERS

Search and rescue crews came up empty-handed at the end of their fourth day looking for Uqqummiut MLA Pauloosie Keyootak and his two fellow companions, who have been missing for over a week somewhere between Iqaluit and Pangnirtung.

Keyootak left Iqaluit on snowmobile around noon March 22,...

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Baffin mayors say beer-wine store must come with treatment centre

But ministers, GN senior officials have no plan yet for addictions treatment

THOMAS ROHNER

Mayors in Baffin communities want an addiction treatment and wellness centre in Nunavut to open at the same time a proposed beer and wine store opens in Iqaluit.

But some Government of Nunavut ministers, the premier and senior bureaucrats don’t share that opinion.

That’s according to Iqaluit...

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Iqaluit March 30, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Union cranks up the heat in contract talks with Iqaluit

“We’re not impressed with our employer’s intimidation and we’re not going to take it"

STEVE DUCHARME

If you want to know how city workers feel about their recent wage freeze notification letter from the City of Iqaluit, look no further than the bottom of a smouldering fuel drum outside city hall.

About 50 city employees took turns throwing copies of the city letter — attached to their most recent...

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Around the Arctic March 30, 2016 - 1:35 pm

Inuktut remains strong in the Inuit homeland

83 per cent of Inuit speak language; 94 per cent think it's important

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Nunavik continues to lead other Inuit regions with the highest percentage of Inuktitut speakers out of all the Inuit Nunangat regions of Canada, with 99 per cent of Nunavimmiut able to conduct a conversation in the language.

In Nunavut, that percentage was still high but dropped slightly to 89 per...

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Around the Arctic March 30, 2016 - 11:45 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from March 20 to March 27

Story of Inuk pilot Melissa Haney tops among Nunatsiaq News readers

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While the photo of Inuk pilot Melissa Haney was the most widely circulated photo ever on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page, with a reach of 223,066 people as of March 29, the story about the Air Inuit pilot was also among the top five stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from March 21 to March 27.

That’s...

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Revised Nunavut preferential contract policy in GN’s hands

"Over the years, there have been loop holes and now we're tightening those”

THOMAS ROHNER

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has signed off on revisions to the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti policy, or NNI policy, the organization’s president said in a recent interview.

That’s the policy designed to give Inuit firms an advantage when bidding on government contracts, a policy NTI helped to...

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 8:30 am

Archive photo project re-frames view of Inuit, Aboriginal past

"I really just wanted to show that there was a resilience and a strength in our families"

LISA GREGOIRE

About a year and half ago, Paul Seesequasis started posting old photos of Indigenous Canadians to his social media accounts.

Keen to replace the typical archive image of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in North America — stiff poses in feathers or sealskin or else sitting in residential school with...

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 6:47 am

City of Iqaluit’s austerity pitch enrages union

At March 30 rally, union bosses were to burn employer’s letter to workers

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The union that represents workers at the cash-poor City of Iqaluit will not buy into their employer’s tight-fisted plan to eliminate its deficit, the Public Service Alliance of Canada said March 29 in a statement.

To that end, at a rally set for 10 a.m., March 30 at Iqaluit City Hall, union...

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 6:45 am

Photo: Life continues for school kids in Cape Dorset

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Nunavik March 30, 2016 - 6:45 am

Photo: A rest in Kangirsuk

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 6:40 am

Photo: NAC opens new Kitikmeot residence

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Nunavut March 30, 2016 - 6:14 am

Photo: News conference yields few answers about federal budget

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Nunavut March 29, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Nunavut man loses hands after severe frostbite

Romeo Tucci's sister launches Go Fund Me campaign

JANE GEORGE

(Updated, March 29, 4:15 p.m.)

A man in the western Nunavut community of Cambridge Bay has lost a fight to save his hands from amputation after he got lost in a whiteout earlier this month and suffered severe frostbite.

“Now im gonna loose both hands,” Romeo Tucci told Nunatsiaq News March 27...

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Nunavut March 29, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Nunavut RCMP seek info on Kimmirut woman’s death in Apex

Mialia Lyta, 29, found dead March 26

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Iqaluit RCMP want help from the public to help them piece together the activities of a Kimmirut woman whose lifeless body was found in Apex over the Easter weekend.

Police and emergency medical technicians found Mialia Lyta, 29, at around 11 a.m. March 26 in Apex.

The woman was deceased at...

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