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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 10:00 am

Candidate for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president: Levinia Brown

"By working well together, and with solid communication, we can only move forward"

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With Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s presidential election set for Dec. 12, Nunatsiaq News is profiling each of the four candidates. We asked the candidates the same four questions. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity. We will run them in alphabetical order.

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 9:29 am

Nunavut police arrest man after early morning shooting

Baker Lake resident shot inside a home early Nov. 28

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Baker Lake faced a violent morning Nov. 28 after resident was shot inside a local residence.

Nunavut RCMP said that Baker Lake police responded to a shooting in Baker Lake’s 4000 block Nov. 28 at 5:30 a.m.

Police say the victim of the shooting was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 8:30 am

Following inquest, grieving Nunavut parents still don’t trust GN health

“We still hear stories about how people aren't seen right away some times."

THOMAS ROHNER

For Cape Dorset parents Neevee Akesuk and Luutaaq Qaumagiaq, more than four years of heartache and anguish caused by the death of their first-born infant son came to a head Nov. 25 in only nine minutes.

That’s how long it took the jury leader at the coroner’s inquest into the 2012 death of Baby...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 7:00 am

Armenian man slated for Nunavut court after emergency Iqaluit landing

L.A. to Moscow jet diverted to Iqaluit following "disturbance" on board

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A 36-year old Armenian man will appear Nov. 28 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit to face charges related to his alleged behaviour on board a flight that stopped in Iqaluit in the early hours of Nov. 25.

The Aeroflot flight SU107, from Los Angeles to Moscow, was diverted and made an...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 5:05 am

The lockdown in Resolute Bay is over, RCMP says

Man, 46, found deceased inside a residence

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(Updated, 8:30 p.m.)

A lockdown that kept people in Resolute Bay indoors Nov. 28 was lifted, the Nunavut RCMP said in one of three news releases issued Nov. 28.

The announcement of the end of the lockdown preceded the news that a man, 46, died during the prolonged standoff in the High Arctic...

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Nunavik November 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

Photo: Blowing in the wind

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Ottawa November 28, 2016 - 4:59 am

Photo: It’s go time… Clyde River and supporters are at the Supreme Court

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 4:59 am

Photo: Setting their nets at Diana Lake

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Nunavut November 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

NPC finance chief was boss of NPC’s travel agency, federal report reveals

Victor Tootoo, ex-senior finance officer for the Nunavut Planning Commission, was president of two companies NPC did business with

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The Nunavut Planning Commission’s former part-time chief finance officer, Victor Tootoo, served in that job at the same time two that companies he holds interests in supplied services to the commission, a three-year financial review of the NPC by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has

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Nunavut November 25, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Pathologists describe rotating, mistaken causes of death at Nunavut inquest

"I regret that error, but I’m owning up to it"

THOMAS ROHNER

The pathologist who performed three-month-old Makibi Olayuk Akesuk’s autopsy in 2012 made “an error in judgment” when he concluded the infant died of a common virus infection, the jury of a coroner’s inquest into the baby’s death heard Nov. 24.

“I own up to that error. I regret that error, but...

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Nunavut November 25, 2016 - 10:30 am

New research project aims to improve weather reporting in Nunavut

Environment Canada collaborates with NAC on new aerosol detection station

SARAH ROGERS

It’s not extraterrestrial life communicating with earth, and it’s not a new type of aurora borealis.

If you’ve noticed a green light stretching up and across the sky over Iqaluit, follow it down. It leads to the city’s Environment Canada compound, where the federal agency has launched a new...

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Nunavut November 25, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut Inuit org wants to drop words like “beneficiary” and “land claim”

“Inuit are very much active participants and decision-makers"

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Nunavut’s Inuit birthright organization wants to change the language people use when they talk about the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, signed in 1993.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. board members voted to move away from the terms “land claim” and “beneficiary”  last month at the organization’s annual...

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Iqaluit November 25, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut diamond project near Iqaluit prepares for next exploration phase

Jobs, partnerships, offices, a warehouse and a road: Iqaluit City Council gets full update

STEVE DUCHARME

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. executives told an eager Iqaluit City Council Nov. 22 that work toward developing a diamond mine at their Chidliak property is set to hit a new level of intensity, following a promising early economic assessment completed at the site.

Both parties now have their eyes fixed...

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Iqaluit November 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut Arctic College expansion gets a $10M federal infusion

New building in Iqaluit will house labs and expand classroom space

STEVE DUCHARME

The table is set for Nunavut Arctic College’s Iqaluit campus to begin planning for a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, following the commitment of nearly $30 million in territorial and federal money for the project.

Federal minister of small business and tourism as well as Government House...

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Iqaluit November 24, 2016 - 1:10 pm

To unlock old CBC building, Nunastar wants former police station

“If we were given the opportunity to purchase it, we would pay fair market value”

STEVE DUCHARME

A proposed redesign and expansion of the Astro Hill area in Iqaluit is on hold pending an agreement between developer Nunastar Properties and the City of Iqaluit to decide the fate of the old RCMP building located near the site.

Nunastar executives appeared before Iqaluit City Council Nov. 22 to...

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Nunavut November 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Time to hang the lights in Rankin Inlet

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Nunavik November 24, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Photo: Kuujjuaq’s new golf course is swinging

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Nunavut November 24, 2016 - 11:45 am

On-call nurse breached protocol, Nunavut inquest witnesses say

“Children under 90 days old have a very low tolerance for any type of infection”

THOMAS ROHNER

If any of the three other nurses working at the Cape Dorset health centre had been on-call the night Baby Makibi Olayuk Akesuk had trouble breathing, the infant would have been treated in-person at the centre.

That’s what the jury of a coroner’s inquest into the three-month-old baby’s death heard...

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Nunavut November 24, 2016 - 9:59 am

Ottawa names 15 new deputy judges for the Nunavut court

Two permanent judges to be recommended later by reconstituted judicial advisory committee

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As the Nunavut Court of Justice awaits the appointment of two permanent judges, 15 new deputy judges are appointed to help fill the gap, the federal government said Nov. 23 in a news release.

Following the recent resignations of Justice Robert Kilpatrick earlier this year and Justice Earl...

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Around the Arctic November 24, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavik mine project looks at airships for remote transport

Lockheed-Martin airships could carry 200,000 tonnes of rare earth concentrate to southern Quebec

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A Nunavik-based mineral exploration project is eyeing airships to provide transportation to and from its remote mine site.

Montreal’s Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. has proposed a project that would mine more than 350,000 tonnes of rare earth concentrate over a 30-year period from its Strange Lake......

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