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Nunavut January 31, 2017 - 4:00 pm

MLAs re-advertise Nunavut languages commissioner job

Position has sat vacant since June 2016

JIM BELL

The Nunavut legislature is still unable to find a suitable candidate for the position of Languages Commissioner of Nunavut and will re-advertise the job starting this week, a legislative assembly spokesperson told Nunatsiaq News this week.

MLAs have been seeking a new languages commissioner for...

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Nunavut January 31, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Ottawa-based addictions treatment program re-opens for Nunavut Inuit

With referral, Nunavummiut can go to Mamisarvik Health Centre

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Do you live in Nunavut and need help with overcoming addictions?

The Government of Nunavut’s health department said in a recent release that the GN will again help Nunavummiut head south for addictions treatment at the Mamisarvik Health Centre in Ottawa.

The GN said it will provide funding for...

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Iqaluit January 31, 2017 - 10:00 am

Crime down overall, but petty crime grew in Nunavut’s capital last year

Rise in break-ins likely caused by the same small group of people

STEVE DUCHARME

Crime is down, but the number of break-ins nearly doubled in Nunavut’s capital last year, according to an annual report that Iqaluit’s RCMP detachment filed with Iqaluit City Council.

Police in Iqaluit responded to 11,505 calls in 2016, down from 11,815 calls in the previous year, that report...

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Nunavut January 31, 2017 - 9:50 am

Photo: Nunavut’s culture minister helps launch Winnipeg conference

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Iqaluit January 31, 2017 - 9:42 am

Photo: Repairs start on stranded Swiss Intl. jet

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Nunavik January 31, 2017 - 8:30 am

Nunavik Canadian Rangers join northern Quebec-wide exercise

"An opportunity to showcase the Canadian Rangers’ determination, drive, and professionalism"

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Canadian Rangers from Quebec’s Inuit and First Nations communities have set off on a 3,690-kilometre snowmobile trek around northern Quebec— the first time these Canadian Ranger patrols have ever conducted a training exercise across the huge region.

The 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group’s Exercise...

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Nunavut January 31, 2017 - 7:00 am

City of Iqaluit, two employees face multiple Safety Act charges

Allegations flow from incident in which city worker was run over by a garbage truck

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The City of Iqaluit and two of its employees now face multiple charges under the Safety Act, following an investigation by the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission that started in April 2016 after a city worker was run over by garbage truck.

Here’s who faces charges:

• the City of

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Nunavut January 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut stands in solidarity with Muslims

Noon-hour event draws more than 80 people to Iqaluit mosque

THOMAS ROHNER

As people in Canada and around the world reacted with grief and shock following news of a deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque Jan. 29, Iqaluit residents gathered for a display of love and solidarity around the local mosque Jan. 30.

More than 80 Iqalungmiut took time from their lunch break Jan....

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Nunavut January 30, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Photo: Celebrating the return of the sun on Bylot Island

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Nunavik January 30, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Registration opens for new made-in-Nunavik college program

“It’s so important that our Inuit youth be proud of who they are"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s new Montreal-based college program is ready and waiting for its first intake of Inuit students.

Recruitment and registration for Nunavik Sivunitsavut starts Jan. 30.

Modelled after the successful Ottawa-based Nunavut Sivuniksavut, the Nunavik version is now slated to begin delivering...

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Around the Arctic January 30, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Push is on to get dirty heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping

"The industry needs to move first"

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A major Norwegian cruise ship operator has joined international environmental organizations in their call for a ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping.

They’re in support of the Clean Arctic Alliance’s “Arctic Commitment, which wants to get the polluting fuel, known as HFO—which is already...

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Nunavut January 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Instilling a love for Inuktitut reading

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Around the Arctic January 30, 2017 - 11:45 am

Northern premiers want a say in Trudeau’s new Arctic policy

"Any new policy framework that specifically addresses the Arctic must involve and have input from Northerners"

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The new Arctic policy framework that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government intends to create must involve the three northern territories of Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, Canada’s three territorial premiers said Jan. 27 after meeting in Vancouver.

The northern premiers’...

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Nunavut January 30, 2017 - 11:30 am

Photo: Happy 80th grandma!

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Nunavut January 30, 2017 - 11:23 am

Photo: Learning IQ in Nunavut schools

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Iqaluit January 30, 2017 - 10:00 am

Iqaluit residents show strong support for men’s shelter

Uquutaq Society’s board back at full strength, city promises help

STEVE DUCHARME

The message is loud and clear: Iqalungmiut want to help the homeless any way they can after showing their support in record numbers during the Jan. 28 annual general meeting for Iqaluit’s men’s shelter.

The Uquutaq Society—a volunteer organization that has overseen operations at the shelter—has...

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Nunavut January 30, 2017 - 8:30 am

Nunavut elder care complaint reveals gaping hole in Inuit language protection

Privatized care facilities not yet covered by Nunavut's language laws

JIM BELL

If you’re a unilingual Inuit elder living in a care home run by a private contractor and you can’t get service in the Inuit language, you can complain to the Office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut, right?

Wrong.

Unilingual Nunavut elders—and others— who live in privately-run care homes...

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Around the Arctic January 30, 2017 - 7:00 am

Federal watchdog investigating treatment of Canadian Rangers

Military ombudsman's concerns include training, healthcare and pay

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Canadian Rangers who do patrols and represent Canada’s sovereignty in the North on a part-time basis, may not receive the medical and logistical support entitled to them as members of Canada’s Armed Forces, the ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces warns.

It’s enough...

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Nunavut January 28, 2017 - 6:30 am

Photo: NTI’s new president meets beneficiaries

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Nunavut January 27, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Most Nunavut consumers to pay less for fuel as of Jan. 30

Gasoline price set at $1.1158 per litre across Baffin; vendors to set own prices in Iqaluit

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(Updated 5:00 p.m., Jan. 27)

As of this Monday, Jan. 30, most Nunavut consumers will start to pay less for gasoline, diesel, home heating diesel and other fuel products, the Government of Nunavut said Jan. 27.

The new price list (see document embedded below) for the first time charges uniform...

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