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Iqaluit January 27, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Photo: Swiss Air makes emergency landing in Iqaluit

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Ottawa January 27, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Photo: A “royal” performance from Nunavut Siviniksavut

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Around the Arctic January 27, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Prime Minister to meet with ITK in Nunavut’s capital Feb. 9

Natan Obed hoping Justin Trudeau lives up to promise of renewed relationship

LISA GREGOIRE

Canada’s national Inuit leader plans to press the federal government to entrench Aboriginal rights in Canadian law, and he’ll do so face-to-face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit Feb. 9.

Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, confirmed Jan. 27 that he’ll be in Iqaluit...

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Iqaluit January 27, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Big splash opening for new aquatic centre in Nunavut capital

“This creates a much welcome and needed public space where residents from infants to elders can come together and participate in healthy living activities"

STEVE DUCHARME

“We’re here!” said a little girl as she climbed the steps of Iqaluit’s brand new aquatic centre in a remark that seemed both excited and relieved that the wait was finally over.

Indeed, after four years without a pool in Nunavut’s capital, many in Iqaluit can collectively celebrate the end of a...

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Nunavut January 27, 2017 - 11:45 am

Rare Cape Dorset textiles find their way to trendy Toronto hotel

“People from all walks of life come through here"

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO—When art curator Mia Nielsen visited Dorset Fine Arts’ Toronto office for the first time, she describes being “blown away” by what she saw.

“It was very urgent and real and a window into a culture I hadn’t seen before,” Nielsen said of the pieces she saw, all produced at the West Baffin...

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Nunavut January 27, 2017 - 10:30 am

Coalition of Nunavut DEAs unsure of future under proposed council

"We’re here to listen and work with them"

SARAH ROGERS

The Nunavut Coalition of District Education Authorities says it’s been left in the dark on a proposal to create a new territory-wide DEA Council, the coalition said this week.

Nunavut’s Department of Education took out a two-page advertisement in local print media to publish the proposal earlier......

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Nunavut January 27, 2017 - 10:20 am

Photo: Hometown Rankin Rock take gold

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Around the Arctic January 27, 2017 - 10:20 am

Photo: Canadian adventurer departs Labrador on northern expedition

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Iqaluit January 27, 2017 - 9:20 am

Photo: Line-ups and crowds at new Iqaluit pool

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Nunavut January 27, 2017 - 8:30 am

Men helping men: four-day workshop planned for Rankin Inlet

“It’s about their ideas and their decisions... It’s about them being resourceful"

LISA GREGOIRE

Men are part of the family and if they need support, the Government of Nunavut wants to offer it.

The GN’s family services department will hold a four-day roundtable discussion for men in Rankin Inlet in March with participants from around the Kivalliq region so they can talk about what they need...

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Nunavut January 27, 2017 - 7:00 am

Survivor of harrowing Nunavut tragedy tried to revive another victim

"I’ll never forget the love they showed me"

SARAH ROGERS

The sole survivor of a deadly snow machine accident along the western Hudson Bay coast is back home in Rankin Inlet, recovering from his trauma with “so much love and moral support” from his community and from Nunavummiut across the territory.

Corey Panika, 27, accompanied his three uncles on a......

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Iqaluit January 27, 2017 - 6:45 am

Photo: Smiles, cake and a brand new pool

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Nunavut January 27, 2017 - 6:40 am

Photo: Sun sets over Naujaat

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Nunavut January 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Canadian North announces post-codeshare schedule for Nunavut

Airline will resume service to some smaller Baffin communities

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Canadian North has launched the new post-codeshare flight schedule for Nunavut that’s set to start May 17.

That’s when the airline will return to an earlier departure for its daily Ottawa-Iqaluit and resume flights to other communities.

Since its former partner airline, First Air, announced last......

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Around the Arctic January 26, 2017 - 10:00 am

Arctic nations call on governments to support Internet access

"One region in danger of being left behind is the Arctic"

STEVE DUCHARME

All roads to reliable high-speed Internet in the Arctic run through the private sector, so more must be done to motivate and support companies wanting to develop broadband infrastructure.

That’s according to the Arctic Economic Council, which released a series of recommendations to Arctic nations...

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Nunavut January 26, 2017 - 8:30 am

Nunavut’s 2016 suicide death toll equals the previous year’s

“These are not just stats or numbers, they are people who lost their lives in a painful manner"

STEVE DUCHARME

The number of suicide deaths in Nunavut continues to hold steady: Nunavut’s chief coroner confirms 32 people died by suicide in 2016, the same number reported in 2015.

That’s in line with the five-year territorial average of 32.8 deaths per year between 2011 and 2015, but still lower than the 45...

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Around the Arctic January 26, 2017 - 7:30 am

Photo: Shuvinai Ashoona in new Toronto “Earthlings” exhibition

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Nunavut January 26, 2017 - 7:00 am

RCMP end search for Nunavut man presumed to be drowned

Underwater recovery team finds one other missing traveller

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Rescue crews have recovered the body of one Rankin Inlet man presumed to be drowned after a snow machine fell through sea ice Jan. 21 outside Whale Cove, RCMP said Jan. 25.

But the the team cannot find the body of another missing man and have called off their search.

Early Jan. 21, a group of...

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Around the Arctic January 25, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Less talk, more action: Inuit body wants progress on UN declaration

ITK says inaction on UNDRIP means feds failing on promises

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The body that represents Canada’s 50,000 or so Inuit is telling the Justin Trudeau government to quit paying lip service and get to work entrenching Aboriginal rights into Canadian law.

In a position paper called “Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada,”...

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Around the Arctic January 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm

WAG plans Jan. 29 Arctic Chill Out

"Opportunity to learn about the Arctic while spending quality time together"

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If you’re in Winnipeg, you might want to check out the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s annual Arctic Chill Out on Jan. 29.

The event is described in a news release from the gallery as an afternoon of family activities inspired by the Canadian Arctic and the WAG’s collection of Inuit art.

“Arctic Chill Out...

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