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Around the Arctic April 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm

New industrial poisons may threaten Arctic environment: AMAP

Arctic Council group says new chemicals need more research, monitoring

JIM BELL

Newly discovered industrial poisons are entering the Arctic food chain, but scientific researchers don’t know enough about them to figure out which ones are harmful and which ones need regulation, an Arctic Council monitoring group said April 25 in a report.

“There is a general lack of information...

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Nunavik April 28, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Inuit engagement critical to Nunavik’s expanded mine project: KRG

Glencore hopes to extend Raglan's life to 2040 and beyond

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(Updated at 2:00 p.m.)

The mining sector might be key to the health of Nunavik’s economy, but Makivik Corp. says Glencore’s Raglan mine has yet to deliver its full potential of benefits to the region.

The Kativik Regional Government has other concerns; the KRG says it wants better communication...

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Iqaluit April 28, 2017 - 11:45 am

Using Gladue report, Nunavut court offers alcoholic offender some leniency

Sam Nookiguak gets 45-day jail sentence

JANE GEORGE

If you want to listen to sad stories that reveal the difficulties many live with in Nunavut’s capital city, and to gain insight into the use of Gladue reports, you can always go to the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.

April 27 saw Sam Nookiguak, 44, wearing a black leather jacket and his long...

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Iqaluit April 28, 2017 - 10:00 am

Eight is enough: Nunavut capital back to full strength

All male council, and female mayor, get back to work after byelection

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit’s city council is ready to get back to work with a full membership for the first time in nearly a year, following a swearing-in ceremony for two new councillors elected in a recent byelection.

Kyle Sheppard and Noah Papatsie raised their hands and took their oaths of office shortly before...

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Nunavik April 28, 2017 - 8:30 am

Quebec to launch regional air transport summit in 2018

Province wants to find ways to lower cost of air travel to isolated regions

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The Quebec government announced plans to host a summit on regional air transportation next year with the goal of making the province’s North more accessible.

The province says it wants to identify the best ways to improve Quebec’s air travel network, while lowering air fares to the province’s most...

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Nunavik April 28, 2017 - 8:20 am

Photo: Families feast on traditional values

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Nunavik April 28, 2017 - 8:20 am

Photo: A walk for love and respect

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Nunavut April 28, 2017 - 8:16 am

Photo: Cagey wolverine sizes up human visitors

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Nunavut April 28, 2017 - 7:00 am

QIA seeks applications from Inuit students for $5,000 scholarship

Deadline for 2017-18 John Amagoalik Scholarships falls Aug. 18, 2017

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The Qikiqtani Inuit Association has started accepting applications for the 2017-18 version of the $5,000 John Amagoalik Scholarship.

The QIA’s deadline for receipt of applications is Aug. 18, 2017.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be:

• an Inuk under the Nunavut Agreement and the...

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Nunavut April 27, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Nunavut judge considers tossing out five-year-old medevac lawsuit

“This is not a contract for coffee machines in the courtroom, this is a contract for the very lives of the people of Nunavut"

STEVE DUCHARME

A Nunavut judge is now considering a final judgment on a $31.5 million dollar lawsuit against the Government of Nunavut by Adlair Aviation Ltd. over a Kitikmeot medevac contract.

That action could end almost five years of litigation and sidestep the need for a trial.

Justice Paul Bychok said...

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Nunavut April 27, 2017 - 2:30 pm

National product recall prompts GN warning against jalapeño chips

Salmonella detected in Miss Vickie's brand

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If you like jalapeño potato chips, you better make sure what brand they are.

Nunavut’s Department of Health has issued a warning about a food recall on Miss Vickie’s brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips.

That’s because the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has identified possible salmonella...

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Nunavut April 27, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Photo: Mushers celebrate results of Baffin dog sled race

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Nunavik April 27, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavik teachers union frustrated with stalled wage-benefit talks

Union says it's planning further action

SARAH ROGERS

Six months after the Quebec labour board ordered Nunavik’s school board back into negotiations with its unionized teachers and support staff, the union representing them says there’s been little progress.

Nunavik teachers, school professionals and support staff have been without a contract for two...

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Nunavut April 27, 2017 - 8:30 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from April 16 to April 23

Music and marijuana law changes lead the week's most-read stories

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Forget about crime: this week readers of Nunatsiaq News were keen to read about music and marijuana, as well as Prince Charles and Camilla, among other things.

The top most-read story of the week, according to Google Analytics which tracks traffic on Nunatsiaqonline.ca, talked about a Nunavut pop...

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Nunavut April 27, 2017 - 7:00 am

Post-codeshare, Canadian North will end flights to Clyde River

But airline promises expanded flight schedule to other Nunavut communities

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Canadian North plans to stop serving the northern Baffin community of Clyde River once its codeshare arrangement with First Air comes to an end next month.

As part of the two airlines’ codeshare agreement, a First Air ATR has flown between Iqaluit and Clyde River five days each week.

But last...

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Iqaluit April 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Iqaluit mayor: Nunavut capital needs “transformational investment”

"We can't do it by ourselves"

JANE GEORGE

Huge changes and opportunities for business lie ahead for Iqaluit, but the city could use more support from government to help build and maintain its infrastructure.

That was main message from Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern during an April 26 breakfast talk hosted by the Iqaluit Chamber of...

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Climate Change April 26, 2017 - 2:30 pm

AMAP report: Arctic warming comes with a big global price tag

“What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic”

JIM BELL

An assessment report with contributions from more than 90 scientists warned this week that, between now and the end of this century, continuing climate change in the Arctic could inflict tens of trillions of dollars of cumulative costs on the global economy.

“What happens in the Arctic does not...

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Nunavik April 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavik health officials try to stem new tuberculosis outbreak

Six active cases of TB detected in Kuujjuaq since January

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Nunavik health officials are asking Nunavimmiut to “remain vigilant” as health care workers deal with a new outbreak of tuberculosis in the region, this one targeting its largest community.

The regional health department says it has seen six cases of active TB in Kuujjuaq since the beginning of...

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Nunavut April 26, 2017 - 11:45 am

Nunavut volunteers pick up Governor General awards

Kathleen Irwin and Mary Fredlund help run Rankin Inlet's food bank

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Two Rankin Inlet volunteers are recipients of Governor General awards for their long-time work with the Nunavut community’s food bank.

Ikurraq, also known locally as the Deacon’s Cupboard, has operated in Rankin Inlet since the mid-1990s. The food bank provides meal packages to local families in...

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Nunavik April 26, 2017 - 11:40 am

Photo: Plenty of fish in this sea

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