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Iqaluit July 27, 2016 - 11:13 am

Latest dump fire not suspicious: Iqaluit fire chief

"The overall cause is considered unknown"

STEVE DUCHARME

Fire investigators have ruled out arson as the cause of Iqaluit’s latest dump fire, which overran a temporary collection area and blanketed the city in smoke June 20.

The city’s director of emergency and protective services, Luc Grandmaison, said investigators could not find the source of the...

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Nunavut July 27, 2016 - 8:30 am

International team of women scientists, divers, en route to Nunavut

Expedition will study underwater climate, mentor young Inuit women

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An all-women team of international scientists, researchers and environmentalists is on its way to Iqaluit this week to study climate change and mentor a group of young Inuit woman across Nunavut.

The Sedna Epic Expedition is a four-year long project that launched in 2014. This year’s expedition is...

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2016 - 7:00 am

Pauktuutit wants Inuk appointed as sixth commissioner on MMIWG inquiry

"We feel like only an Indigenous person know what we’ve been through"

SARAH ROGERS

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada has asked the federal government to appoint a sixth, Inuk commissioner to oversee the upcoming national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Pauktuutit expressed concerns last week that a draft list of five commissioners did not include an......

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Nunavut July 27, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: Back to school in Taloyoak

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Nunavut July 27, 2016 - 6:45 am

Photo: Heavy lifting in Cambridge Bay

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2016 - 6:21 am

Photo: A holiday weekend message from Nunatsiaq News

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 3:57 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between July 17 and July 24

Manslaughter judgment leads the past week's top five stories

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More than 10 years have passed since Leanne Irkootee died — but she’s not forgotten: this past week, readers of Nunatsiaqonline.ca wanted to learn about the final judgment on the 2004 killing of 22-year-old Irkootee in Rankin Inlet.

Her killer, Adrian Van Eindhoven, pleaded guilty July 15 to...

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Premiers meeting highlights Nunavut’s energy needs

“We have a region in Canada that’s underdeveloped and that’s Nunavut"

SARAH ROGERS

Canadian premiers left a three-day meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon last week citing progress on responsible energy development and policy.

But Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna knows the territory has its work cut out for it and can’t do it alone.

During the annual summer meeting of the Council of the...

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Photo: An anxious parent in the sky

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Around the Arctic July 26, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Photo: A memorial for relocated Inuit

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Iqaluit July 26, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Wildlife officers kill polar bear near Iqaluit campground

Meat butchered, distributed to elders

STEVE DUCHARME

Territorial wildlife officers shot and killed a polar bear which, in the early morning hours of July 23, wandered into a camp site at Sylvia Grinnell Park, damaging three or four tents.

The incident marks the first sighting of a polar bear near Iqaluit this year.

Nunavut’s wildlife management...

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut regulator: we can’t assess Baffinland’s new railway proposal

Plan for Milne Inlet railway may not be covered by land use plan exemption

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The Nunavut Impact Review Board says it cannot assess whether a railway can replace the Milne Inlet tote road as part of the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. Phase 2 expansion program until after the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Minister decides whether the issue is covered by a July 2015...

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 8:30 am

Torrential rains, fog disrupt Baffin food shipments

Nunavut’s two big retailers say they’re used to flight cancellations

THOMAS ROHNER

It was a sad weekend for bread-lovers in Iqaluit July 23 and July 24: there was barely a single slice of bread to be found at the grocery stores.

That’s because the record-breaking soggy weather that recently soaked south Baffin did more than just flood rivers and shut down roads in Iqaluit....

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

Ottawa accepts NIRB’s no on Nunavut uranium mine

Ministers of INAC, NRCan, DFO and Transport agree Kiggavik "should not proceed at this time"

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It’s a no once again for the Areva Canada Resources Kiggavik uranium mine project near the central Nunavut community of Baker Lake.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board recommended in May 2015 that the project should not proceed.

And now, more than a year later, the four federal ministers with...

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Iqaluit July 25, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Photo: Bad weather leaves Iqaluit shops short of groceries

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

“No foul play” in death of egg-gathering Nunavut teen: RCMP

Girl, 17, fell off a cliff while harvesting eggs

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The Nunavut RCMP says “no foul play” took place in the July 24 death of a teenage girl from Igloolik.

The girl, 17, was harvesting eggs on a cliff outside Igloolik when she fell off, police said in a July 25 statement. 

Members of the Igloolik RCMP detachment received a report that a girl had...

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Around the Arctic July 25, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Photo: ITK gets $9 million to help implement new suicide prevention plan

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Photo: A windfall for Cambridge Bay daycare

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Photo: Nunavut MP back in action

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut MP Tootoo returns to work after short leave

Hunter Tootoo to address constituent concerns at July 27 open house

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Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo is back to work this week following a leave of seven weeks, his office announced July 25.

And constituents can expect to see him soon: Tootoo will be back in Iqaluit July 27 to host a three-hour open house at his local office.

“After completing my treatment for alcohol...

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