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Nunavut June 30, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Nunavut youth from Cape Dorset reframe Canada 150

Toronto exhibit features materials from Cape Dorset's destroyed high school

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO—As a line-up forms outside the Art Gallery of Ontario, Lachaolasie Akesuk takes advantage of the city’s concrete sidewalks to pull out his skateboard.

There aren’t many places for the 16-year-old to skateboard at home in Cape Dorset, with its long winters and dusty summers, but Toronto’s...

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Nunavut June 30, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Five-year-old shoots three accidentally in central Nunavut town

"Possibility to cause grievous bodily harm or death was extremely high"

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Two adults and a youth from the central Nunavut community of Whale Cove continue to recover from injuries they received June 29 from an “accidental discharge” of a high-powered rifle by a five-year-old child.

This latest firearms incident comes a little more than two weeks after a boy, 11, in...

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Nunavik June 30, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Quebec government doesn’t rule out Nunavik education audit

But education minister suggests a meeting with regional leaders first

SARAH ROGERS

Quebec’s education minister has invited Makivik Corp. to sit down and discuss how to address problems within Nunavik’s education system.

The invitation comes as a response to Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik’s request to Quebec to launch an independent audit of the education system.

In a May 30...

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Nunavut June 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Happy birthday to all of us

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Nunavut June 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: An evening stroll in Sanikiluaq

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Iqaluit June 30, 2017 - 11:45 am

Royals stop for tea and bannock in Nunavut

Prince Charles speaks Inuktitut, acknowledges impact of climate change on Arctic peoples

STEVE DUCHARME

The weather couldn’t have been better as the royal family, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, descended on Iqaluit for the first stage of the Prince’s 18th visit to Canada, June 29.

“Quviasuttunga Iqalunnuurama,” Charles said in Inuktitut, during a speech outside the...

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Nunavut June 30, 2017 - 10:00 am

Canada Day events galore in Cambridge Bay, but no CHARS opening

Canadian High Arctic Research Station grand opening postponed to fall

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If you’re in the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay July 1, you’ll find many events planned to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

But there’s one major event that is not included on the list of activities for the day: the opening of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station.

CHARS, with a...

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Nunavut June 30, 2017 - 8:00 am

Petition seeks air link between Arviat, Nunavut and Churchill, Manitoba

"People really want to see a change"

JANE GEORGE

It may seem illogical to fly north to head south—but that’s what people who live in the central Nunavut town of Arviat must do in order to travel to Winnipeg in Manitoba.

And they tired of the long travel-time and delays due to transferring to southern flights in Rankin Inlet.

That’s why hundreds...

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Nunavut June 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Don’t feed wild animals, Nunavut government says

It's against the law—and dangerous

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Foxes can be cute, but you’re better off not feeding them.

That because, among other things, they can transmit rabies, which has recently been detected in Igloolik.

And the Government of Nunavut says it’s also against the law in Nunavut, under the territory’s wildlife act, to feed wild...

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Nunavut June 29, 2017 - 2:29 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from June 18 to June 25

Greenland's tsunami, unrest at Iqaluit Aquatic Centre dominate top five stories

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News about the June 18 tsunami along Greenland’s northwestern coast, which left four people missing and presumed dead and devastated the village of Nuugaatsiaq, population about 100, continued to attract the greatest number of readers on Nunatsiaqonline.ca during the past week.

The tsunami’s...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut capital passes strategic plan, looks to fix road to Apex

Old cars and fitness centre volunteers also raised at lengthy council meeting

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit councillors unanimously passed the final draft of their first strategic plan in nearly half a decade, during a city council meeting June 27, concluding more than a year of debate and planning for the over-arching strategy that will help direct long-term goals for the city.

But with an...

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Nunavik June 29, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Photo: This is how we celebrate Canada Day in Nunavik

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Nunavik June 29, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Photo: Preparing a new place of worship

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Iqaluit June 29, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Photo: Nice shades, Charles

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Nunavut June 29, 2017 - 12:54 pm

Photo: Award-winning Igloolik filmmaker now a member of the Academy

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Nunavut June 29, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Photo: Where the caribou roam

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Iqaluit June 29, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Photo: Greenlandic rockers thrill on the Alianait stage

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Nunavut June 29, 2017 - 11:44 am

Judicial advisory body will kickstart search for Nunavut judges

"For the first time in history, Inuit members make up the majority of Nunavut's Judicial Advisory Committee"

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With the June 28 appointment of members to a Nunavut Judicial Advisory Committee, Nunavut should move closer to seeing new judges in the territory.

As of last October, there were two empty judicial seats out of six in Nunavut.

And over the past years, Nunavut has lost nearly half of its 92......

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Nunavut June 29, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut community faces third summer of contaminated drinking water

While another Nunavut community detects odour in its water

SARAH ROGERS

For the third summer on record, the Government of Nunavut has issued a boil water alert for the community of Whale Cove.

The measure is in place due to coliform bacteria found in the local water system, a June 27 release said—as has been the case in past years.

Until further notice, health...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2017 - 8:00 am

One closes, another opens? New hotel planned for Nunavut capital

City of Iqaluit approves development permit for hotel near Qikiqtani hospital

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit might lose a hotel following the sale of the Hotel Arctic downtown, but another may spring up near the Qikiqtani General Hospital, after city councillors approved a development permit for a new 85-room hotel, June 27.

According to the proposal summary submitted to the city, developer Jam...

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