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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 9:51 am

Photo: Swing batta batta, swing

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Iqaluit June 29, 2016 - 9:00 am

Photo: Greenland players retell the Minik drama of 1897

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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 8:29 am

Future of Nunavut’s justice system written in Inuktitut, says former judge

“The ideal is to get an Inuit judge, and why not?" says Bev Browne

THOMAS ROHNER

Nunavut’s first senior judge, Beverly Browne, accomplished many things in her two decades living in Iqaluit and working in the justice system, but one of them might surprise you.

Browne built a functioning criminal and civil court system from scratch after being sworn in as senior judge at...

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Nunavut June 29, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut premier’s son faces sentencing this fall on sexual interference

Defence lawyer awaits Gladue report, may launch Charter challenge on mandatory minimum

JANE GEORGE

They danced, they frolicked in the shower in their bathing suits and then fell asleep cuddled up together at about 2 a.m., in the same twin bed, while watching a Smurfs movie on a portable DVD player.

But this past February, an innocent sleepover between two little girls in Iqaluit went terribly...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2016 - 6:57 am

Photo: Music fest pays tribute to the late Etulu Aningmiuq

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Iqaluit June 29, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Let’s dance… Simeonie Keenainak, master of accordion

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Iqaluit June 29, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: Ships ahoy! Coast Guard and tanker in Frobisher Bay

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Nunavut June 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut government pitches big changes to welfare policy

With 39 per cent of population on welfare, government wants simpler system, more incentives to work

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The Government of Nunavut’s welfare, or “income assistance,” system is too complicated and throws up too many barriers that reduce incentives to work or train, a GN report released last week has found.

To fix that, the report, released June 23 and entitled Reducing dependence. Supporting......

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Nunavut June 28, 2016 - 3:15 pm

More changes at QEC, as chairperson resigns

Julie-Anne Miller leaves; Elijah Evaluarjuk steps in as interim chair

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Qulliq Energy Corp. is facing more changes to its senior ranks, with the resignation of the organization’s chairperson last week.

Julie-Anne Miller resigned as chair of the QEC June 20, the corporation said in a June 24 release.

In her absence, the board’s vice-chair Elijah Evaluarjuk has been...

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Nunavut June 28, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Nunavut Housing Corp. will fix flooded Rankin Inlet home

Local housing org will raise house, pour gravel into flood-prone lot

SARAH ROGERS

The Nunavut Housing Corp. says a Rankin Inlet home that faces regular flooding each spring is scheduled for renovations this year.

Mary-Rose Angoshadluk sent a photo of the social housing unit her elderly mother lives in to Nunatsiaq News last week.

The bungalow is pictured surrounded by water,...

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Iqaluit June 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Rended, limb from limb, at Alianait

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Nunavik June 28, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Nunavik hotel manager faces allegations of workplace harassment, abuse

“I don’t like what he’s doing to us"

SARAH ROGERS

A manager at the co-op hotel in Puvirnituq is no longer employed after allegations that he sexually harassed a number of staff members.

Housekeeping staff at the Nunavik hotel allege the man propositioned sex from female staff, some of them minors. The women also accuse him of inappropriate...

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Nunavut June 28, 2016 - 11:30 am

First Air drops one flight, adds another

Airline will no longer serve Coral Harbour

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First Air will drop flights from Iqaluit to Coral Harbour and add additional connections to Cape Dorset, the airline announced June 27.

The airline will stop its three-times-a-week service to Coral Harbour July 14, leaving its partner airline Calm Air to service the Kivalliq community.

“This...

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Iqaluit June 28, 2016 - 11:25 am

Photo: Happy Canada Day Nunavummiut!

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Iqaluit June 28, 2016 - 11:20 am

Photo: String games: guitars, fiddles and… bouzoukis?

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Nunavut June 28, 2016 - 11:20 am

Photo: Happy Canada Day weekend

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Nunavut June 28, 2016 - 10:00 am

Western Nunavut man steps up to fix damage caused by vandals

Terry Aknavigak donates new basketball hoop for community court

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Youth in Cambridge Bay have a new basketball hoop on their community’s court, replacing one that vandals, who spray-painted the words “No more ball court,” destroyed earlier this month.

“This is for the kids enjoyment of playing, not vandalizing. If you see anyone caught vandalizing my hoop,...

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Nunavik June 28, 2016 - 8:30 am

Next big Nunavik health survey postponed to summer 2017

Qanuilirpitaa shipborne health survey follows 2004's Qanuippitaa survey

DAVID MURPHY

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MONTREAL — The second edition of the massive Inuit health survey in Nunavik has been delayed.

That’s because the research icebreaker, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Amundsen, from which researchers collect data, is not available for August and September.

The organizers of...

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Nunavut June 28, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nursing body strips former Nunavut health administrator of supervisory duties

Heather Hackney, supervisor during Baby Makibi scandal, gets five-year nursing restriction

THOMAS ROHNER

The nursing licence of a senior Nunavut nurse and health administrator connected to a 2012 scandal that involved the death of an infant has been put under a five-year restriction.

Heather Hackney, who was regional health director when three-month-old Makibi Timilak died in Cape Dorset in 2012,...

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Iqaluit June 28, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Tuktu took to the stage for Alianait opener

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