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Around the Arctic August 31, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Local ground searchers continue quest for lost Nunavut teen

Canadian Forces aircraft pull out, but Cape Dorset searchers press on

THOMAS ROHNER

The search for missing Cape Dorset teen Saali Toonoo continued Aug. 31 as the Nunavut RCMP and Search and Rescue’s ground unit combed the shoreline outside the south Baffin community.

Toonoo, 18, failed to return home from a kayak trip Aug. 27, after he set out alone Aug. 26.

A police statement...

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Nunavut August 31, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut community gets creative with welding

“I went into the program to learn more skills as an artist"

SARAH ROGERS

Emilia Alareak has worked for years sewing her own creations at home.

But the 30-year-old Arviat seamstress is working on a new kind of parka this week — made from metal.

Looking to expand her skills, Alareak signed up to take part in the hamlet’s new artistic welding workshop, from Aug. 24 to...

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Nunavut August 31, 2016 - 11:45 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Aug. 21 to Aug. 28

Soda pop online auctions story reels in the readers

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Nearly everyone in Nunavut is drinking soda pop.

So it’s no wonder that a story about soda pop re-sellers looking for big online profits in the territory received the highest number of readers between Aug. 21 and Aug. 28.

That’s according to Google Analytics, which tracks online reader traffic on...

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Nunavut August 31, 2016 - 8:30 am

Young Nunavut entrepreneurs pitch ideas on Bay Street

“I tried my best and learned a lot from this experience.”

THOMAS ROHNER

The first time Tsoi Yung (Elaine) Lau, 17, stood before her Iqaluit classmates to give a presentation, not long after arriving from Hong Kong about five years ago, her voice shook and her legs wobbled.

That’s because Lau arrived in Iqaluit able to speak hardly any English.

She constantly had to...

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Nunavut August 31, 2016 - 7:00 am

Cambridge Bay voters weigh in on Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo’s future

"Most of his reason to represent people in Nunavut is gone"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — The passage of a year can change a lot.

People in western Nunavut’s Cambridge Bay remember how red-and-white Liberal party placards for Hunter Tootoo were set up at key intersections and posted in the windows of many houses during last autumn’s 2015 federal election campaign.

Many...

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Nunavut August 31, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: A wide open wish for a happy long weekend

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Alianait hosts music, mental health tour in Nunavut

Twin Flames to play in six communities in September

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Alianait is hosting the Ottawa-based singer-songwriter duo, Twin Flames, on a six-community tour to mark this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

Twin Flames, featuring Nunavik-raised songwriter Jaaji Okpik and his partner Chelsea June, will head the Mental Health Awareness Tour from...

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Liberal minister gets rough ride in Nunavut at first electoral reform meeting

“These events need to happen in the evening when people are not at work"

STEVE DUCHARME

A small but opinionated group of participants in Iqaluit criticized the Liberal democratic institutions minister, Maryam Monsef, Aug. 29 for a poorly organized town hall meeting on reforming the federal electoral system.

Monsef’s cross-Canada tour is the first stage in the reform process, to be...

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 12:20 pm

UPDATE: Ottawa police find missing Nunavut woman, newborn baby

Madeline Atagootak, 20, and five-week-old son Elijah found at about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 30

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After issuing a plea to the public for information, the Ottawa Police Service located Madeline Atagootak, 20, and her five-week-old baby, Elijah, at about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

“The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise that Atagootak and her baby have been located safe and sound,” police

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 11:45 am

Nunavut Liberal executive depleted following Tootoo scandal

But federal party says it's working to fill vacancies

SARAH ROGERS

If you’re looking to track down a member of the Nunavut Federal Liberal Association these days, good luck to you.

Most of the organization’s executive members resigned in recent months, including the Aug. 6 resignation of the association’s president, Michel Potvin, Nunatsiaq News has...

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 11:15 am

Nunavut town honours musical legend in tribute concert

Charlie Panigoniak's wife Lorna reminices about 30 years of love and music

LISA GREGOIRE

Updated at 11:15 a.m., Aug. 30

While southern Canadians celebrated the musical legacy of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who has terminal cancer, music fans in Arviat have been quietly organizing a tribute to another Canadian musician who is no less legendary in Nunavut.

If you’re in Arviat...

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Iqaluit woman who cut man’s throat pleads to aggravated assault

Nunavut court will pass sentence in 2017

THOMAS ROHNER

An Iqaluit woman pleaded guilty to aggravated assault at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Aug. 29, nearly three years after slitting a man’s throat.

Police charged Levina Munick, 30, with attempted murder in connection with an incident that Crown lawyer Christian Lyons said took place on...

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 7:00 am

Western Nunavut’s Crystal Serenity encounter runs smoothly

"We are not here to laugh at someone and leave"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Two different worlds met in western Nunavut’s Cambridge Bay Aug. 29, when the huge Crystal Serenity cruise ship — whose population of passengers and crew nearly equals the population of the town — stopped by for the day.

Early in the morning, the first of 1,000 or so passengers...

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Interested in a pair of fur mittens?

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: Big ocean waves return to Nunavut’s most northern town

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Iqaluit August 30, 2016 - 6:45 am

Photo: NTI uses surplus money to knock down debt to Nunavut Trust

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Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 6:10 am

Photo: A budding soldier from Rankin Inlet?

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Parks Canada divers continue Franklin search in Nunavut waters

Ottawa must negotiate IIBA with Kitikmeot Inuit for national historic site

STEVE DUCHARME

The Government of Canada is set to resume its search for the final resting place of the lost Sir John Franklin ship HMS Terror, dispatching a multi-jurisdictional team of scientists and ships that was to have headed for Arctic waters in late August.

This year’s continuation of the project marks...

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Iqaluit August 29, 2016 - 3:06 pm

Photo: Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo back to official duties in Iqaluit

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut aerial and ground searches seek missing teenage kayaker

Saali Toonoo left Cape Dorset Aug. 26, no sign of teen since

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Aerial and ground search crews are on the lookout for a teenage kayaker from Cape Dorset who has been missing for three days.

Eighteen-year-old Saali Toonoo left the Baffin community Aug. 26 on a white and red-bottom kayak.

When the teen did not return home to Cape Dorset by Aug. 27, Nunavut RCMP...

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