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Nunavut December 20, 2016 - 8:50 am

Nunavut review board sends Mary River scheme back to the NPC

NIRB rules Baffinland's Phase 2 expansion scheme has changed "significantly"

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After bouncing around the Nunavut regulatory system like a pinball for nearly two years, the ever-changing Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. Phase 2 expansion plan for the Mary River iron mine has landed where it started: at the Nunavut Planning Commission.

That proposal, first submitted to regulators...

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Nunavik December 20, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavik Inuit demand closure of Leaf River caribou sports hunt

New survey shows Leaf River herd has shrunk by more than half in five years

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik Inuit and other Indigenous groups in northern Quebec have sounded the alarm over the rapid decline of the Leaf River caribou herd and they’re urging the Quebec government to put an immediate end to its sports hunt.

A survey, conducted by Quebec government biologists this past summer and...

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Nunavut December 19, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut judge recognizes Kivalliq Hall as a residential school

Former students of the Rankin Inlet hall will now be able to file for compensation

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A boarding home in Rankin Inlet is joining the list of residential schools included under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, following a landmark decision from Nunavut’s Court of Justice.

In the first case of its kind in the territory, Justice Bonnie Tulloch concluded in a...

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Nunavut December 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Dec. 11 to Dec. 18

NTI election tops the week's news

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The big news of this past week in Nunavut:—Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the birthright organization for Nunavut Inuit, gained a new president-elect Dec. 13: Aluki Kotierk.

Unofficial results posted online by NTI Dec.13 showed Kotierk with 2,235 votes, or 32.1 per cent of ballots cast, slightly less...

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Nunavut December 19, 2016 - 11:45 am

Dedicated volunteers continue to help their northern neighbours

"We’re not the answer... but in the meantime, we can help"

SARAH ROGERS

For a time in early 2015, the Facebook feeds of many Nunavummiut were crowded with images of happy children and families surrounded by boxes full of food and household supplies.

When Helping Our Northern Neighbours first launched in 2014, the movement did what northern governments and...

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Iqaluit December 19, 2016 - 11:30 am

Photo: Let’s see… who’s been naughty?

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Iqaluit December 19, 2016 - 11:30 am

Photo: Say goodbye to the longest night of the year

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Nunavik December 19, 2016 - 11:30 am

Photo: Lick your chops over this holiday pastry

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Nunavut December 19, 2016 - 11:30 am

Photo: Honouring the birth story at Christmas

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Nunavut December 19, 2016 - 10:00 am

Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

"Transport Canada has an opportunity to correct this oversight on grey water"

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The International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code, with strict new environmental rules for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, comes into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

But the World Wildlife Fund-Canada says the Polar Code’s new regulations, which forbid the discharge of “noxious liquid...

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Ottawa December 19, 2016 - 8:30 am

Ottawa police officer says he wants to make amends with Inuit

“We say things that are hurtful sometimes because we don't understand everything that we should"

COURTNEY EDGAR

OTTAWA—Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar may have been dismissed as a racist Ottawa cop for the online comments he made about Aboriginal people after the September death of Annie Pootoogook, but since then he has been trying to prove that he can be trusted again as a peace officer by reaching out to local Inuit...

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Iqaluit December 19, 2016 - 8:00 am

Photo: Ho Ho Hold on Santa!

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Around the Arctic December 19, 2016 - 7:00 am

We’re just fine, Canadian North says, following demise of sister firm NTCL

Norterra-owned airline, other companies, listed as guarantors of NTCL’s enormous debt

JIM BELL

(Corrected Dec. 19, 10:00 a.m.)

The day after its ailing sister company, Northern Transportation Co. Ltd., was effectively euthanized, the president of Canadian North Inc. said Dec. 16 that the Norterra-owned airline will continue to operate normally.

“While the proceedings remain before the...

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Nunavut December 19, 2016 - 6:30 am

Search ends for missing Iqaluit man

Searchers locate body of Jake Angurasak outside Iqaluit Dec. 18

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The search for a missing Iqaluit man ended Dec. 18 when the man’s body was discovered north of the city.

Jack Angurasak, 29, was last seen Dec. 4 and reported missing Dec. 13.

This past weekend, the RCMP co-ordinated a search, asking volunteers to look under their homes and in any sheds or...

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Nunavut December 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut hamlet backs Baffinland’s new shipping plans

But Pond Inlet wants to see the review move forward without delay

SARAH ROGERS

The Hamlet of Pond Inlet says it backs Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.‘s revised shipping plan for its nearby iron mine at Mary River and Pond Inlet wants to see the review process move forward without delay.

The outgoing hamlet mayor, Charlie Inuarak, met with Baffinland officials Dec. 5, when the...

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Nunavik December 16, 2016 - 3:44 pm

Photo: Nunavik rocks out

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Nunavut December 16, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Photo: Clyde River charity puts out spread for Christmas

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Nunavut December 16, 2016 - 2:40 pm

Community search for Jake Angurasak delayed to Dec. 18: Iqaluit RCMP

Volunteer searchers now asked to go to the Iqaluit wildlife office 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 18

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(Update, Dec. 17, 9 a.m.)

The Iqaluit RCMP now plans to mount a community search Sunday, Dec. 18, not Dec. 17, for 29-year-old Jake Angurasak, who was last seen Dec. 4 and reported missing Dec. 13.

Police have asked volunteer searchers to go to the Iqaluit wildlife office across from the Igluvut...

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Around the Arctic December 16, 2016 - 2:30 pm

National Inuit org likes Trudeau’s approach to reconciliation

“We are one step closer to realizing our shared vision of a truly collaborative partnership”

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that his government will create permanent bilateral policy structures for each of the three national Indigenous organizations comes as welcome news for Inuit, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed, said Dec. 15 at a televised press...

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Nunavut December 16, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Mush doggies, mush!

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