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Iqaluit September 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Overhaul food freight subsidy, say Nunavut residents

More food items, more transparency, more Inuktitut and better tracking say Iqalungmiut

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqalungmiut hungry for change bit into the federal government’s Nutrition North Canada program, offering a variety of suggestions to improve operations, during a well-attended community consultation held Sept. 26 at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit/

The town hall meeting was part of a series of......

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Around the Arctic September 30, 2016 - 2:30 pm

We’ll use Arctic Council to reach out to Russia, Ottawa says

“Preventing scientists from these two countries from talking to each other is irrational"

JIM BELL

Canada will use the Arctic Council to help preserve dialogue with Russia, the parliamentary secretary to Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, said Sept. 29 in Ottawa.

“We really have to insist that we need a relationship between Canada and Russia in the Arctic,”...

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Nunavut September 30, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Iqaluit DEA says dispute with French school board is about space

"Our limited resources like classroom space are being put to the test"

SARAH ROGERS

The Iqaluit District Education Authority says it has no obligation to provide classroom space to the city’s francophone students.

Instead, space and capacity issues should be resolved between the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut’s French-language school board, the IDEA said this week.

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Nunavut September 30, 2016 - 11:45 am

Nunavut Arctic College welcomes campus growth in Cambridge Bay

Campus plan includes new residence, child care centre and training centre

JANE GEORGE

(Updated, 3:30 p.m.)

If you’re a student living at Nunavut Arctic College’s new residence in Cambridge Bay, you probably feel lucky.

That’s because the spiffy new $10-million residence, nothing like some the dirty and unkept student residences at the Arctic College Nunatta Campus in Iqaluit,...

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Nunavut September 30, 2016 - 11:36 am

Photo: High and dry… Amundsen’s Maud prepped for winter

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Nunavut September 30, 2016 - 11:31 am

Photo: Remembering Annie

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Iqaluit September 30, 2016 - 8:30 am

Historic Nunavut buildings may get commercial zoning next month

But some residents think permissible uses are too broad for Iqaluit's HBC buildings

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit’s historic Hudson Bay Co. buildings could soon be granted limited commercial uses if Iqaluit city councillors vote in favour next month of rezoning the properties.

Planning and development director, Melodie Simard, explained at a council meeting Sept. 27 that a new sub-classification...

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Nunavik September 30, 2016 - 7:00 am

Quebec gin-maker must invest in region: Makivik Corp.

Nunavik Inuit willing to work with producer, if approached

SARAH ROGERS

If a Quebec-based gin-maker wants to brand its product as Ungava-made, it’s going to have to invest in the region, said Nunavik’s Inuit birthright organization.

Makivik Corp. has yet to hear from the makers of Ungava gin, which recently came under fire for its marketing, which has been called......

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Nunavut September 30, 2016 - 6:30 am

Photo: Moms and babies gather in support of breastfeeding

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Nunavik September 29, 2016 - 2:10 pm

Ample Nunavik childcare boosts number of women in labour force

Employment rate high among Inuit regions, despite lower education

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—The availability and accessibility of child care in Nunavik appears to be the biggest driver behind employment rates in the region—at least for women—a new statistical analysis suggests.

In research prepared for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Centre for the Study of Living Standards looked...

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Photo: The business of art, and the art of business, in Rankin Inlet

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Youth test their mettle, return with walruses

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Around the Arctic September 29, 2016 - 1:09 pm

At White House meeting, ministers commit to Arctic science, Indigenous knowledge

Collaboration with Indigenous peoples on climate change mitigation will happen, says Canada's science minister

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Ministers from 25 governments and Arctic Indigenous groups called for more international collaboration and the inclusion of Arctic Indigenous peoples in science and research decision-making in the Arctic at a major science meeting held Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C.

The science ministers...

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Nunavik September 29, 2016 - 11:50 am

Armed man threatens Nunavik community over four-day spree

“The community responded very well with trying to keep everyone safe"

SARAH ROGERS

An active shooter shut down much of the Nunavik community of Kangiqsualujjuaq over a four-day period earlier this week.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers first got a call late Sept. 23 about a man firing his weapon and uttering threats in the Ungava Bay community of 900.

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Nunavik September 29, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavik regional radio service offers live streaming

Now TNI listeners can tune in from outside the region

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Nunavik’s regional radio is moving online, which means listeners can now stream its broadcasts—in Inuktitut—live from anywhere in the world.

Taqramiut Niipingat Inc. announced last week that it’s now streaming its broadcasts from its website at http://www.tni-rtn.com.

The broadcaster is now...

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 9:59 am

Meet the new Miss Teen Nunavut

Iqaluit teen hopes to use new platform to promote confidence among youth

SARAH ROGERS

(Updated Sept. 30)

Chantel Caza said she used to be shy and soft-spoken.

But not anymore. The Iqaluit teenager spent 10 days in Toronto this summer, where she was thrown into the limelight along with a group of 33 other young women, all competing to be the next Miss Teen Canada Globe.

Caza, 13,...

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 9:55 am

Photo: Former Nunavut MP proud of pushing IQ agenda at Arctic Council

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 9:23 am

Photo: Terry Fox runners in the High Arctic

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 8:30 am

Small enterprises at Kivalliq Trade Show hope to bloom in the future

“We figured we had to get bigger, so we could pay rent, or shut down."

THOMAS ROHNER

RANKIN INLET—Wandering among the Kivalliq Trade Show booths Sept. 27 at Rankin Inlet’s Singiituq Complex Community Hall, you notice a lot of the biggest names in Nunavut business. 

The Government of Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Lester Landau accounting firm and the federal government, for...

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut population bucks national trends, StatsCan report shows

Nunavut's population twice as young as the rest of Canada's

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Nunavut, you’re young and growing, with your population now standing at 37,082, the youngest of any Canadian territory or province.

And if the numbers of people in Nunavut continue to grow — as these did over this past year, by the 882 births recorded, it won’t be long before Nunavut’s population...

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