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Nunavut May 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Western Nunavut gold project gets a second chance

Sabina to bring "significant new information" on Back River to second round of hearings in Cambridge Bay

JANE GEORGE

You can expect to hear a lot of detailed—and even nitpicky—discussions when the Nunavut Impact Review Board, federal and territorial agencies, Inuit organizations and Métis and Dene groups from the Northwest Territories, come back to Cambridge Bay this week for the regulator’s second public review...

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Nunavut May 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Nunavut police charge man for reckless shooting inside home

No one was injured in early morning altercation in Igloolik

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Nunavut police arrested an Igloolik man May 27 for allegedly threatening RCMP members and for firing his weapon inside a residence where a number of people were at home.

Early May 27, at about 4 a.m., the RCMP responded to a domestic disturbance at an Igloolik home. When officers arrived, police...

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Nunavut May 29, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut deputy minister dishes on what will drive northern economy

“Nunavut has a consumer market that didn’t exist two decades ago.”

BETH BROWN

Record public spending on infrastructure, along with a surge in mining and exploration, could cause as much economic growth as Nunavut saw in the late 1990s.

That’s according to Sherri Rowe, deputy minister for the Department of Economic Development and Transportation for the Government of...

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Nunavut May 29, 2017 - 12:59 pm

Photo: Spring fishing… Arctic style

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Nunavut May 29, 2017 - 11:44 am

TMAC’s western Nunavut gold mine moves into commercial production

"A significant achievement"

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(Updated with new information, 5 p.m.)

Commercial production at Nunavut’s second operating gold mine—and the first for western Nunavut—is now underway, “a significant achievement of which our entire team is proud,” said Catharine Farrow, CEO of TMAC Resources Ltd. of its Doris North operation....

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Iqaluit May 29, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut government scrutinizes women’s shelter finances

GN's Family Services audits YWCA Agvvik Nunavut for alleged financial irregularities

STEVE DUCHARME

The YWCA-affiliated Agvvik Nunavut, which operates the Qimaavik women’s shelter in Iqaluit, was on damage control duty last week following media reports which alleged financial mismanagement, referring to a forensic audit into employee salary irregularities over the last few years.

The Government...

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Iqaluit May 29, 2017 - 9:00 am

Iqaluit’s new airport: big, bold and beautiful

GN hopes to attract more international flights, more tourists

JANE GEORGE

A splendid new experience awaits air travellers to Nunavut’s capital, where builders are putting the finishing touches on the Iqaluit International Airport terminal, due to open this August.

Big and beautiful—and equipped with the latest in security, the revamped airport also hopes to attract more...

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Nunavut May 29, 2017 - 8:00 am

Nunavik families of missing or murdered men and women feel estranged: report

Nunavimmiut misunderstand, distrust police and courts

SARAH ROGERS

Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik has wrapped up its own regional inquiry into Missing or Murdered Nunavimmiut and they are highlighting a major gap in communication and understanding between the region’s population and its justice system.

The report, entitled...

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Nunavut May 29, 2017 - 7:30 am

Photo: Let your backbone slide

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Nunavut May 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm

RCMP, family renew pleas for information on 1986 homicide

“It’s been harder and I think it’s because we never really dealt with it. It’s unsolved”

LISA GREGOIRE

It’s been 31 years since her sister died in an unsolved Iqaluit murder but in some ways, it hurts more now, says Elisapee Sheutiapik.

Since telling her story publicly alongside sister Barbara Sevigny at hearings held in advance of the public inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and...

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Nunavut May 26, 2017 - 2:29 pm

New nautical maps identify Nunavut wildlife hazards for ships

World Wildlife Fund Canada releases first of maps showing where animals frequent

STEVE DUCHARME

As the Arctic’s sea ice continues to hit historic lows and more vessels clog Northern shipping lanes, the World Wildlife Fund-Canada is reminding pilots to mind their neighbors on the high seas, in the first of a series of maps from the organization identifying ecological habitats.

WWF-Canada...

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Nunavik May 26, 2017 - 2:25 pm

Photo: Heave, ho!

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Nunavut May 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Education, health likely to dominate upcoming Nunavut legislature sitting

Two week session begins Monday, second last session before October election

BETH BROWN

(Corrected, May 29 1:30 p.m.)

If you want to find out what the Government of Nunavut will do, or not do, about its education system, tune in next week for an update.

Bill 37, an Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, will be up for discussion during the two-week...

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Nunavut May 26, 2017 - 10:00 am

Made-in-Nunavut classroom material sits in storage, say its architects

"The [GN] never really understood the competency-based approach"

SARAH ROGERS

If Nunavut’s school system has failed to implement the Inuktut-language and Inuit-focused education it has worked towards since the territory’s creation, that is not for a lack of learning materials.

With the recent criticism and debate over Bill 37 and a showdown over the bill expected in next...

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Nunavik May 26, 2017 - 8:00 am

Nunavik’s co-op movement celebrates its 50th anniversary

More than 400 gather at Montreal-area gala

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Nunavimmiut are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the region’s co-operative movement, which culminated in a high-end gala outside of Montreal May 19.

More than 400 people gathered at the Chateau Vaudreuil to mark the occasion and take home prizes, from handmade carvings to pick-up trucks.

The...

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Around the Arctic May 26, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: Yummy snack for a hungry walrus

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Nunavut May 26, 2017 - 2:15 am

Photo: Omingmak takeaway gives fun all year in western Nunavut town

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Nunavut May 25, 2017 - 4:10 pm

Accidental death near Nunavut’s Kekerten Island: RCMP

Deceased hit his head, fell through the ice and could not be revived

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(Updated at 5:40 p.m.)

A Nunavut man has died on a hunting trip near Pangnirtung, after hitting his head and falling through the ice.

Sgt. David Lawson, spokesperson for the Nunavut RCMP, said May 25 that the fatality involved a motor vehicle accident—likely, in this case, snowmobiles—during a...

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

Research icebreaker sets sail to put Nunavut, Nunavik under microscope

Qanuilirpitaa? (How are we now?) Nunavik Inuit Survey set for this summer

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With a farewell blast of its horn, the Canadian Coast Guard’s research icebreaker, the Amundsen, set out May 25 with a shipload of researchers on board who will spend the next 133 days looking at, among other things, the health of Inuit in Nunavik.

Along the voyage from its homeport in Quebec City...

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Iqaluit May 25, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Prince Charles set to visit Nunavut capital ahead of Canada Day

Royals heading to Iqaluit on first day of three-day tour

STEVE DUCHARME

Dust off your fancy fascinators, Nunavummiut.

Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will descend on Iqaluit, June 29, as part of their upcoming royal tour, just days ahead of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.

While the royals’ tour was announced in April,...

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