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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Soldiers, rangers descend on Rankin for DND exercise

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Bad loan won’t change how Nunavut lender does business: CEO

NBCC still refuses to disclose identities of loan clients

STEVE DUCHARME

The Nunavut Business Credit Corp. says it won’t change how it lends money despite having to pursue the court-ordered bankruptcy for David Wiseman, the former owner of S & G Taxi in Rankin Inlet, who owed the government lending agency more than $1.1 million in unpaid loans from 2012.

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Around the Arctic August 29, 2016 - 11:45 am

Junior Rangers hit the city for unique leadership course

“There are too many people and too many buildings in Toronto and it was too hot"

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PETER MOON

BORDEN, ONT. — A group of Junior Canadian Rangers from across the north of Canada, including nine from Northern Ontario, has just completed a two-week training course in leadership that many described as “a blast” and one of the best learning experiences ever in their lives.

The 38...

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut-harvested walrus meat tests positive for trichinella

GN warns anyone consuming walrus to makes sure it's been tested

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If you’re planning to eat walrus meat this summer, first ask the harvester if the meat has been tested.

That’s because walrus meat hunted earlier this month near Naujaat recently tested positive for the trichinella parasite, the Government of Nunavut’s health department said Aug. 26.

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut artists organize to greet giant Crystal Serenity vessel

Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association aims for big sales Aug. 29 in Cambridge Bay

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — When Crystal Serenity passengers arrive today on zodiacs from their cruise vessel to head into Cambridge Bay, members of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association plan to keep their sale tables heaped with carvings, drawings, wall-hangings and other Inuit-made arts and...

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 7:00 am

Early arrival of polar bears at Nunavut hamlet prompts early monitoring

One bear digs into burial plot at Arviat cemetery

SARAH ROGERS

The polar bears have arrived early in Arviat this year, prompting the Nunavut hamlet and local wildlife department to step up protection measures for the Kivalliq community of 3,000.

Polar bears typically begin their migration from southern Hudson Bay north along the Kivalliq coast in the early...

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Musical pioneer summons gusto to perform at his own tribute

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Nunavut August 29, 2016 - 6:30 am

Photo: Cruise ship drops a few thousand for youth programs

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Iqaluit August 29, 2016 - 6:15 am

Photo: Emergency medical landing at Iqaluit airport

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Nunavut August 26, 2016 - 4:50 pm

Housing, healing and rehabilitating Nunavut inmates: Have your say

Government announces community consultations for new Corrections Act

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(Updated at 4:50 p.m.)

Along with asking you what you might want included in a new Education Act, the Nunavut government also wants to know what Nunavummiut think about how convicted criminals are incarcerated and then reintegrated into the community.

Following an announcement in the Nunavut...

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Nunavut August 26, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Solar panel installation successful in northern Nunavut town

“The solar panels on our community hall will allow us to produce energy with less diesel while saving money at the same time"

LISA GREGOIRE

It was cold on the hands sometimes and they didn’t always have the exact tool they were looking for, but the man in charge of installing 27 solar panels on Clyde River’s community hall says with help from local people, the job got done.

Duncan Martin, a solar panel installer from the Vancouver...

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Nunavik August 26, 2016 - 11:45 am

Nunavik midwives deliver centre’s 3,000th baby

“They do an amazing job"

SARAH ROGERS

Leah Unaluk feels lucky that she could deliver all five of her children so close to home — at the maternity centre in her hometown of Puvirnituq, along Nunavik’s Hudson coast.

But baby number five, born after a quick, two-hour labour in the early hours of Aug. 19, brought an extra reason to...

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Iqaluit August 26, 2016 - 8:30 am

Free singing, acting workshop returns to Nunavut capital

"You get to bring emotions up to the forefront, real or imagined, while in a safe place”

THOMAS ROHNER

Sometimes, the best learning happens when you don’t realize you’re learning — you’re too busy having fun and being creative.

That’s the philosophy of opera singer and music teacher Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor who will bring back a popular music and acting workshop to Iqaluit next week for the second...

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Iqaluit August 26, 2016 - 8:20 am

Photo: Old Cold War hangar flattened for new airport road

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Nunavut August 26, 2016 - 8:00 am

Photos: Pick those berries while you can

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Nunavut August 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut women’s group asks Ottawa to reconsider MMIWG inquiry commissioner

"The families were very clear"

SARAH ROGERS

Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women is added its voice to a call for Ottawa to appoint an Inuk commissioner for the upcoming national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

After months of consultation, the federal government formally announced the inquiry Aug. 3, along with a...

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Nunavut August 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

Photo: Crystal Serenity arrives in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavik August 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Retired social worker walks, talks for Inuit foster children

"This is a Canadian issue, this isn't just an Inuit situation"

SARAH ROGERS

Lorraine Loranger wants to see more safe houses for Nunavik children, women and their families, and she’s willing to walk across the country for it.

The retired social worker, who spent part of her career in Nunavik, is about 1,400 kilometres into a cross-country expedition that she embarked on...

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Nunavut August 25, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Kugluktuk man charged with arson

Bruce Ohokak, 22, facing charges related to Aug. 1 incident

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A 22-year-old man is facing charges of arson and breach of undertaking in relation to a suspicious fire Aug. 1 at a residence in the western Nunavut town of Kugluktuk.

The Nunavut RCMP issued a news release Aug. 25 saying officers responded Aug. 1 to a suspicious fire at an unoccupied residence,...

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Nunavut August 25, 2016 - 1:15 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Aug. 14 to Aug. 21

Top of 5 stories: lack of official comment on Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo's woes

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The lead story again this week was on a recurring topic: Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo — and how the “cone of silence,” an idiom born within the 1960s spy-spoof television show “Get Smart,” appears to have fallen upon Nunavut public officials with regard to the Hunter Tootoo controversy.

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