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Nunavut July 31, 2017 - 4:00 pm

INAC sends Nunavut hovercraft plan back to Agnico Eagle

Federal government says mining company should get a chance to resubmit its proposal

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Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. should get a chance to modify and resubmit a proposal to use hovercraft to move cargo and personnel between the Meadowbank mine and its Amaruq project in the Kivalliq region, an assistant deputy minister at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada said July 14 in a letter to...

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Nunavut July 31, 2017 - 10:00 am

Inuit fabrics find new home and exhibit at Toronto museum

“There’s a great deal of interest in these fabrics but not a whole lot of documentation”

BETH BROWN

The Textile Museum of Canada’s collection of Inuit pieces has just spiked from two to 177, thanks to the donation of 175 screen print pieces of Cape Dorset-made material. 

The boldly printed yardage, mostly cotton and linen created in the 1960s and 1970s, arrived at the museum earlier in the...

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Nunavut July 31, 2017 - 8:00 am

Feds will clean up notorious Iqaluit dumpsite

But no one knows who is responsible for remediation of other contaminated sites

STEVE DUCHARME

A old Iqaluit dumpsite littered with metal refuse, fuel barrels and other toxic waste overlooking the Sylvia Grinnell River will soon be removed, following a multi-million dollar remediation contract recently issued by the federal government.

Transport Canada has confirmed that it awarded over...

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Nunavut July 31, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: Fattening up for the harvest

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Nunavut July 31, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: Never too young to start

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Iqaluit July 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Iqaluit’s Apex Road to be replaced this summer with gravel surface

Apex Road "is in quite a state," city roads manager says

BETH BROWN

The broken surface of Iqaluit’s road to Apex is to be torn up this summer and replaced with a smooth new gravel surface, Iqaluit city councillors heard this past week.

“The surface there is in quite a state,” city roads manager Cameron DeLong said at a July 25 council meeting.

Tenders have yet to...

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Nunavut July 28, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Iqaluit man accused of murder released on bail

Daniel Hodgson accused of killing Bradley Winsor May 19 in Apex

STEVE DUCHARME

An Iqaluit business owner accused of murdering a man in the city’s satellite community of Apex this past May has been released on restrictive bail conditions following proceedings at the Nunavut Court of Justice July 27.

Daniel Hodgson, 37, is accused of second-degree murder in the death of...

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Around the Arctic July 28, 2017 - 10:00 am

WWF, Inuit orgs say they’re happy with Clyde River judgment

QIA defends record, saying they spent $119,674 to help Clyde River

JIM BELL

The World Wildlife Fund Canada and four representative Inuit organizations all say they’re happy with the Supreme Court of Canada’s July 26 judgment quashing a seismic testing proposal in waters east of Baffin Island.

“It was a David and Goliath fight and, thankfully, David won,” Paul Crowley,...

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Iqaluit July 28, 2017 - 8:00 am

Displaced Iqaluit restaurant owners may seek damages

Waters’ Edge proprietors will move out Aug.20

STEVE DUCHARME

The owners of Waters’ Edge Seafood and Steakhouse restaurant and the Kickin’ Caribou pub in Iqaluit are likely to seek damages instead of attempting to prolong the life of their soon-to-be-closed restaurant, through an appeal challenging a recent ruling on the duration of their lease at the Hotel...

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Nunavut July 27, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut police still seek info on boy’s death

11-year-old Ray Taparti Jr. found dead in Rankin Inlet July 7

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Nunavut police have identified the Rankin Inlet boy who died in the Kivalliq community earlier this month.

Ray Taparti Jr., 11, was first reported missing at the beginning of the month and later found dead July 7 in an industrial area of the community.

At the time, police called his death...

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Iqaluit July 27, 2017 - 1:09 pm

City of Iqaluit to dispose of three vacant downtown lots

Councillors want more commercial space

BETH BROWN

Old unsightly houses along Iqaluit’s Queen Elizabeth Way could soon make way for more commercial space in the city’s downtown core.

Iqaluit City Council gave third reading July 25 to a land disposal bylaw for three unused parcels of land along that street. 

While the smallest lot is to be...

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Nunavut July 27, 2017 - 10:13 am

Nunavut man charged with uttering threats, assault after day-long manhunt

RCMP highlight "peaceful ending" to Pond Inlet operation

SARAH ROGERS

Updated July 28, 2:25 p.m.

Jeffrey Killiktee, the Pond Inlet man who triggered a day-long police search in Pond Inlet earlier this week, now faces charges of assault and uttering threats.

The 27-year-old was charged this week with two counts of uttering threats linked to incidents on July...

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Nunavut July 27, 2017 - 10:00 am

Appeal now underway in Nunavut for convicted child molester

Former priest Eric Dejaeger finally gets lawyers

STEVE DUCHARME

Newly assigned lawyers representing the convicted sex offender Eric Dejaeger, a former Oblate priest who lived in Baker Lake and Igloolik in the 1970s and 1980s, have begun the process of appealing some of his convictions, following a judge’s decision to direct legal aid to the former priest.

One...

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Nunavut July 27, 2017 - 8:00 am

Nunavut officials continue to monitor Iqaluit causeway fuel spill

Site will see more remediation in August

BETH BROWN

A berm to keep diesel from spreading at the Iqaluit causeway is now higher than it used to be, after a high tide flooded the site in June. 

The berm was built to contain around 2,400 litres of fuel that spilled Feb. 8 from a steel pipeline maintained by Uqsuq Corp., the company contracted by the...

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2017 - 7:52 am

Photo: NIYC members gather for annual summit

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Nunavut July 27, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: Clyde River’s hero returns

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Nunavut July 27, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: Baker Lake in bloom

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Around the Arctic July 26, 2017 - 4:40 pm

Clyde River scores big win for Nunavut Inuit at the Supreme Court

Canada’s highest court quashes seismic testing scheme, saying NEB failed to perform its duty to consult

JIM BELL

After Inuit association lawyers told them three years ago that their case was hopeless, Jerry Natanine and the people of Clyde River have proven this week that the naysayers were wrong.

The Supreme Court of Canada on July 26 quashed the National Energy Board’s June 2014 authorization of a...

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Nunavut July 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Calm Air nixes Arviat-Churchill air link, but promises better service

Airline mulls transient centre in Rankin Inlet

BETH BROWN

Calm Air said it won’t restore an air link between Arviat and Churchill, but the airline pledges to improve air services for passengers in the Kivalliq community.

Hundreds of Arviat residents have signed a petition asking Calm Air International—the only airline that serves their community of...

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Nunavut July 26, 2017 - 9:59 am

Police investigate chemical spill at Nunavut airport

An estimated 13,000 litres of dust control chemical spilled in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut police are trying to determine how an estimated 13,000 litres of a dust control chemical were spilled at the Cambridge Bay airport last weekend.

The spill was first reported July 23. RCMP in the Kitikmeot community discovered that 13 containers of a chemical called EK35 has been opened and...

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