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Iqaluit December 29, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Nunavut RCMP arrest armed teen after foot chase through Iqaluit

Boy, 18, alleged to have robbed a restaurant take-out driver

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Police in Iqaluit have arrested a teenage boy who is alleged to have robbed a restaurant delivery driver at gunpoint early Dec. 29.

Early on the morning of Dec. 29, members of the Iqaluit RCMP detachment responded to a call reporting a man wielding a handgun, an RCMP release said Dec. 29.

The...

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Nunavut December 28, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavut RCMP: death of Cambridge Bay woman “non-criminal”

Death first treated as suspicious, but after investigation, "no foul play is suspected"

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While many in Cambridge Bay celebrated Christmas with church services and community games, others in this western Nunavut community of roughly 1,700 were in mourning after a 46-year-old woman was found dead Dec. 23.

The Nunavut RCMP said Dec. 23 that early that same day, at about 10:30 a.m., the...

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Nunavut December 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut disappointed in Trudeau’s “spur of the moment” plans for Arctic

"Nunavut is the least-developed jurisdiction in Canada," premier says

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not consult territorial leaders before announcing new plans for the Arctic Dec. 20 that include an “indefinite” ban on the licencing of oil and gas activity.

Canada and the United States made the joint announcement this week as...

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Nunavut December 21, 2016 - 11:00 am

Holiday desserts: go ahead, you deserve a treat today

Sweets to carry you through the holiday season

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How ever you choose to spend your time these days, the holiday season usually involves some feasting with family and friends. And a good meal wouldn’t be complete without something sweet to finish it off.

Nunatsiaq News is serving up some recipes to sweeten your holiday season, tried-and-true...

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Nunavut December 21, 2016 - 9:30 am

GN spreads word about recalls for salmonella

Duncan Hines brand apple caramel cake mix, Old Dutch brand Cheddar and Sour Cream potato chips subject to recalls

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(Updated 3:25 p.m.)

Here are two products to avoid over the holidays: The Nunavut Health Department has warned about food recalls on Duncan Hines brand apple caramel cake mixes and Old Dutch brand Cheddar and Sour Cream potato chips.

That’s due to possible contamination with the salmonella...

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Nunavut December 21, 2016 - 8:30 am

Be smart, drive safely over the holidays: Nunavut RCMP

"By staying safe on the roads, we can all enjoy a happier holiday season"

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If you’re driving around during the holidays, stay safe on the roads: that’s the message from Nunavut RCMP.

“This holiday season we want all Nunavummiut to be safe. By staying safe on the roads, we can all enjoy a happier holiday season and prevent tragedies during the holidays,” the RCMP said in...

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Nunavut December 21, 2016 - 7:00 am

Death of Nunavut homeless man sparks call for community action

“It’s not about falling between the cracks, because it’s almost like deaths like Jake’s have become normalized"

THOMAS ROHNER

A couple of summers ago Jake Angurasak, whose frozen body was found recently outside Iqaluit, visited his biological family in Naujaat.

“When he was here, he was very happy with his siblings—that’s how I’ll remember him,” Angurasak’s biological mother, Rebecca Tuktudjuk told Nunatsiaq News from...

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Around the Arctic December 20, 2016 - 5:12 pm

Trudeau bans future oil, gas activity in Canadian Arctic

"These actions set the stage for deeper partnerships with other Arctic nations"

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Canada and the United States have announced sweeping measures aimed at restricting most oil and gas permitting off their respective Arctic waters, the countries’ leaders announced Dec. 20 in a joint statement.

Following the creation of the U.S.-Canada shared Arctic leadership earlier this year,...

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Photo: Elder struts her stuff in fashion show

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Photo: Kick at the darkness until it bleeds northern lights

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Photo: Art community says goodbye to Tim Pitsiulak

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 4:20 pm

Photo: Happy New Year from Rankin Inlet

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Around the Arctic December 20, 2016 - 4:20 pm

Photo: Peace and joy to you during this holiday season

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Nunavik December 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavik safe house looks at bright future after gala win

"I felt really proud for our whole community"

SARAH ROGERS

Ellasie Annanack felt like she had a good chance.

The coordinator of Qarmaapik House—one of the finalists of this year’s Arctic Inspiration Prize—sat nervously in her seat at the Winnipeg gala earlier this month, clutching the hands of co-workers and board members of the Kangiqsualujjuaq family...

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 2:29 pm

For the holidays, Nunavut capital promotes blizzard preparedness

"Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours"

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If you live in Iqaluit, unless you’re a newcomer to Nunavut’s capital city, chances are you’ve gone through a blizzard or two.

A blizzard, says Environment Canada, is a period of at least four hours when winds of 40 kilometres per hour or greater mean you can’t see very far due to blowing snow, or...

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Gjoa Haven man shot by Nunavut RCMP pronounced dead

Man may have been trying to prevent another person from leaving town, police say

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(Updated, 2 p.m., Dec. 20)

A 21-year-old Gjoa Haven man, shot by police Dec. 19 after reports that he had gone to the airport and was walking around the community with a rifle, has died of his wounds, police said Dec. 20 in an update.

The Ottawa Police Service will now be called in to investigate...

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Photo: White flight on winter white

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-none- December 20, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Photo: Meet Canadian North’s new Baffin jet

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut man facing attempted murder charges in jail for now

Randy Airut, facing six charges, appears via videoconference from Igloolik

THOMAS ROHNER

An Igloolik man charged with attempted murder, using an axe and a knife, made a brief appearance by videoconference Dec. 20 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.

Randy Airut, 28, appeared before Justice Bonnie Tulloch with a shaved head and goatee, wearing standard-issue sweatshirt from the...

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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

KitIA will offer Inuktut classes to Inuit youth in 2017

Enroll now for two-week sessions in five western Nunavut communities

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Here’s something to look forward to in 2017 if you’re young, live in western Nunavut and want to improve your Inuinnaqtun or Inuktitut.

The communities of Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk and Taloyoak— in partnership with the Kitikmeot Inuit Association—will host two-week Inuktut...

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