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Nunavik March 31, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Quebec delivers balanced budget, but unclear how Nunavik will benefit

Province says housing discussions to be finalized soon

SARAH ROGERS

If Nunavik was looking for big ticket items in Quebec’s 2017-18 budget, the region might be disappointed.

The Quebec government tabled what it called a sustainable and responsible budget March 28 with some beefed up funding for health and education—$1.5 billion and $640 million more for each,...

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Iqaluit March 31, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Iqaluit’s Toonik Tyme group hopes City of Iqaluit will run festival

This year’s spring festival runs April 13 to April 22

STEVE DUCHARME

A volunteer-run Toonik Tyme festival in Iqaluit may be over after this year, after its president confirmed that the 2017 festival will be the last time he’ll organize the event, with no heir-apparent waiting in the wings.

“By the end of this fiscal [year] I’m done,” Toonik Tyme president and...

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Nunavut March 31, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut regulators set dates for repeat review of Back River gold mine

Hearing will take place in Cambridge Bay May 31 to June 3

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The Nunavut Impact Review Board, federal and territorial agencies and Inuit organizations, along with Métis and Dene groups from the Northwest Territories will return to Cambridge Bay in late May for the regulator’s second public hearing on Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.’s Back River gold mine...

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Iqaluit March 31, 2017 - 8:30 am

Three Iqaluit council candidates pitch deficit-reduction strategies

The first in our city council byelection profile series

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Iqaluit’s municipal by-election to fill two vacant seats on city council, set for April 10, has drawn a diverse crop of candidates with different views on how to tackle the Nunavut capital’s looming challenges, starting with the city’s deficit.

The two winning candidates will join a city council...

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Nunavut March 31, 2017 - 8:24 am

Photo: Hockey night on Williamson Lake

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Nunavut March 31, 2017 - 8:23 am

Photos: Nakurmiik anaanatsiaq

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Nunavut March 31, 2017 - 6:59 am

Inuk grad student heading back to Nunavut for CHARS job

"I hope to be a part of this renaissance"

SARAH ROGERS

For a woman who has pursued post-secondary education across North America over the last decade, Angela Nuliayok Rudolph remembers getting off to a rocky start.

As a student at Qiqirtaq School in Gjoa Haven, her home community, Rudolph had trouble connecting with her courses.

“I struggled with...

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Nunavut March 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Irate Nunavut DEAs say Bill 37 centralizes control of schools

“They want to take away our authority, and the rights we have as local members”

PETER VARGA

Despite government claims to the contrary, Nunavut’s 26 district education authorities maintain that a Nunavut government bill to amend the Education Act tabled March 7, will centralize control of school administration within the GN’s administration in Iqaluit.

“Nobody knows why they’ve come to...

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Nunavut March 30, 2017 - 1:20 pm

Nunavut Education seeks “normalcy” in wake of Coral Harbour controversy

Facebook posting of doctored ISIS photo upset parents, students, staff

JANE GEORGE

A Nunavut teacher at Sakku School in Coral Harbour remains suspended after he posted a photo on Facebook that caused many outraged parents to keep their kids at home this week.

“It was an unfortunate incident. It’s regretful that it happened and from our perspective from the department, it’s...

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Nunavik March 30, 2017 - 11:44 am

Nunavik youth safety campaign urges off-road drivers to “Wear a helmet!”

Inuit-Cree community receives donation of 500 helmets

SARAH ROGERS

It’s a bright, sunny winter day in Kuujjuaraapik and the roads are busy in Nunavik’s southernmost community.

A group of three young people come zooming up the street on a snowmobile. The driver and the back passenger are wearing helmets, but a girl in the middle isn’t—and that proves critical to...

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Montreal March 30, 2017 - 10:00 am

Ancient Nunavut Inuk rises again to teach us about the past

Canadian Museum of History exhibit contains replica of Thule man, based on remains

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OTTAWA—He stands five feet, two inches tall, with a strong, athletic body, dressed in seal skin and holding a walking stick. Appearing about 40 years of age, he has wrinkles around his eyes and a weathered face which indicate the harsh demands of the life he must have...

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Nunavut March 30, 2017 - 9:30 am

Photo: Making a nitsik in shop class

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Around the Arctic March 30, 2017 - 9:00 am

Photo: Online exhibit showcases Amundsen artifacts

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Iqaluit March 30, 2017 - 8:29 am

Nunavut group starts fundraising for performing arts centre

Qaggiavuut's plan may or may not fit QC's convention centre scheme

STEVE DUCHARME

If the Qaggiavuut Society has anything to do with it, Iqaluit’s status as the only northern capital in Canada without a dedicated performing arts centre may soon come to an end.

Fresh from accepting the Order of Nunavut last month, a founding member of the Qaggiavuut Society, Ellen Hamilton, asked...

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

Upstart northern telecom offers free roaming, unlimited data

Mobile operator Ice Wireless touts unlimited data for $89 a month

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The small northern mobile telecom operator, Ice Wireless, announced a new plan March 29 that’s aimed at reducing the price and service gap between northern and southern mobile device users: unlimited data for $89 a month.

The plan, called Ice Unlimited, is offered in addition to existing cellular...

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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut judge suspends lawyer-versus-lawyer spat

Judge finds that numerous plaintiffs, cast adrift without a lawyer, still haven't been properly informed of their rights

STEVE DUCHARME

A Nunavut judge on March 29 indefinitely adjourned the latest stage in a complex lawyer-versus-lawyer case involving ex-teacher Ed Horne’s sexual abuse survivors and their former lawyer, Geoffrey Budden of Newfoundland.

Justice Paul Bychok adjourned the case “sine die,” which means “without a...

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Nunavik March 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Ivakkak mushers finish first leg of Nunavik race

But forecast calls for flurries along the Hudson coast

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If the first day of Ivakkak’s 2017 edition is any indication, Tasiujaq musher Willie Cain Jr. has a good chance of winning Nunavik’s dog sled race for a second year in a row.

The 13 teams competing in Ivakkak 2017 left Umiujaq March 28 in bright sunshine and mild temperatures, heading north up the...

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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Nunavut health department issues warning on contaminated flour

Recall applies to Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour

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Nunavut’s Department of Health is warning Nunavummiut about a food recall from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The recall, in effect March 28, applies to Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original.

And it’s due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. E. coli O121 is a bacteria that lives...

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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 1:21 pm

Photo: Inuit must mine their own business

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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut coroner to hold inquest into 2013 death of Rankin Inlet man

Coroner's office holding back-to-back Kivalliq inquests this summer

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The office of Nunavut’s chief coroner has called an inquest into the 2013 death of a Rankin Inlet man.

The discretionary inquest will look into the circumstances surrounding the death of Victor Kaludjak, a Rankin Inlet man who died in March 2013.

On March 20 of that year, Kaludjak was admitted to...

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