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Around the Arctic June 30, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Fugitive Oblate priest Joannis Rivoire must be extradited, activists say

“Father Rivoire is the reason why Marius died. I truly believe that.”

JIM BELL

OTTAWA — As long as fugitive priest Joannes Rivoire, 85, remains at large in France, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate should not be allowed to celebrate their 200th anniversary in peace, a small group of activists declared June 29 in Ottawa.

Inuit leader Piita Irniq, along with human...

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Nunavik June 30, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Photo: Nunavik community makes a splash

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Iqaluit June 30, 2016 - 3:43 pm

Photo: Jerry Cans kick up their heels at free Iqaluit show

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Nunavut June 30, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Photo: Naujaat’s sewage truck off the roads

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Nunavut June 30, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Shots fired into Nunavut residence; no one injured

RCMP arrest one man in Baker Lake

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Charges are pending against a 19-year-old man in Baker Lake in connection with a shooting incident in that Kivalliq community on June 29.

According to a June 30 RCMP news release, at around 9:30 p.m. that evening, Baker Lake police officers responded to a complaint that shots had been fired into a...

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Nunavut June 30, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Coming soon: A new and improved Nunavut Corrections Act

Community consultations likely to occur this fall

STEVE DUCHARME

Nunavut’s Department of Justice plans to replace its decades-old Corrections Act, inherited from the Northwest Territories, following a series of community consultations that will likely unfold later this year.

Justice Minister Keith Peterson rose in Nunavut’s legislative assembly June 8 and told...

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Nunavut June 30, 2016 - 10:30 am

NPC completes draft Nunavut land use plan, but hearing subject to funding

Draft plan protects core calving and post-calving grounds

SARAH ROGERS

The final Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan is complete and — counter to the Government of Nunavut’s wishes announced last spring — it offers blanket protection for caribou calving grounds.

Following lengthy consultation in each of the territory’s 25 communities, which wrapped up in 2013, and a series...

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Nunavut June 30, 2016 - 10:20 am

Photo: Amundsen’s Maud ship still on ice in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavik June 30, 2016 - 10:15 am

Photo: Tasiujaq celebrates newly renovated airport

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Iqaluit June 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Photo: New kind of scarecrow on Iqaluit beach?

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Iqaluit June 30, 2016 - 8:30 am

Simple technique can help relieve stress, says Nunavut resident

Free Trauma Tapping workshop offered in Iqaluit in July

THOMAS ROHNER

As a young Iqalungmiut, Nmesoma Nweze, has witnessed more trauma than she cares to remember.

“I can’t even tell you how much suicide has touched this community and my life. There’s always something you wish you could do for your friend who calls at 2 a.m.,” Nweze, 17, said in an interview at...

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Nunavut June 30, 2016 - 7:00 am

Plant experts returning to Nunavut, this time to Arviat

“For us, we haven’t visited or done a lot of fieldwork at all in the Hudson Bay area"

STEVE DUCHARME

Scientists at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa know better than to leave the Arctic alone.

That’s because, in many ways, the North is still a work in progress for botanists to fully-document the many types of plants living above Canada’s tree line.

For the next month, a group of scientists...

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Iqaluit June 30, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Alianait festival finale delivers the goods Sunday night

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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

North American leaders summit promises cleaner energy

State dinner features caribou from Rankin Inlet

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North American leaders took a major step towards their fight against climate change this week by committing to cleaner energy generation across the continent.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hosting United States President Barack Obama and Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto in Ottawa...

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Nunavik June 29, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Photo: An orca spotted in Puvirnituq

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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 3:35 pm

Photo: You have the right to remain silent… while you eat lunch

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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Nunavut’s Education Act should align with Inuit rights: NTI

"Education reforms must strengthen our right to be educated in Inuktut"

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Inuit must play a role in the design and delivery of any upcoming changes to the territory’s education system, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. said this week.

NTI’s message is directed at the Government of Nunavut which is currently amending and updating its Education Act.

The GN is now hosting...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2016 - 1:05 pm

And then there were eight: no council by-election for Nunavut capital

Motion to appoint former councillor Kenny Bell to municipal vacancy shot down

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit City Council will press on with one fewer councillor this term.

That’s after having decided, in a narrow vote June 29, not to fill the seat vacated by former-councillor Gideonie Joamie.

Joamie tendered his resignation to the city in an internal email May 4, calling the debate at the time...

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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 10:00 am

Emerging Nunavut singer-songwriter hits the stage

“I almost cancelled. It’s scary to sing new things"

STEVE DUCHARME

When Jordan Muckpa walked across Iqaluit’s Nakasuk School stage in front of a standing room-only crowd for Alianait’s National Aboriginal Day concert June 21 in Iqaluit, he says he was ready.

But he admits he was very nervous.

And it wasn’t just because Muckpa was appearing on the same bill as...

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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 9:55 am

Photo: Art in a time of illness

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