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Nunavik July 26, 2017 - 8:00 am

Public health confirms source of botulism linked to Nunavik death

Inukjuak woman died July 8 after eating beluga meat

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik health officials have confirmed that beluga meat consumed in Inukjuak earlier this month was infected with the bacteria that causes botulism.

Botulism is believed to have killed an Inukjuak woman in her fifties on July 8 and infected the woman’s daughter, who was treated in Montreal...

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Nunavut July 26, 2017 - 7:55 am

Photo: Crafting a traditional qajaq

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Nunavut July 26, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: Misty morning on Victor Bay

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Nunavut July 25, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Cash prizes, pro recording for Nunavut Inuktut song contest

Annual Qilaut song contest open; deadline Oct. 21

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Aspiring songwriters, press record on those melodies in your head: Qilaut is open again.

Nunavut’s annual Inuktut song-writing competition is taking submissions of original lyrics in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun dialects from artists aged 13 to 30. 

“Qilaut celebrates Nunavut’s vibrant Inuktut...

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Around the Arctic July 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Arctic food: window to the past, key to the future

Arctic Council publishes a book on circumpolar Indigenous food harvesting, preserving and cooking

LISA GREGOIRE

How about some reindeer eye soup?

The traditional Dolgan peoples of northern Russia believed eating reindeer eyes preserved their visual acuity and ensured their eyesight remained sharp into old age.

Perhaps you’re not hungry and if that’s the case, you could always put your reindeer meat in the...

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Nunavut July 25, 2017 - 10:00 am

GN ponders new ways of doing Nunavut medical, duty travel

Nunavut government seeks consultant for advice on territorial airline market

STEVE DUCHARME

When the Government of Nunavut concludes its next medical and duty travel contracts with airlines in 2019, it could be done under radically different terms, according to a new GN request for proposals that seeks a specialist to help them look at the aviation market in the territory.

Issued July...

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Around the Arctic July 25, 2017 - 8:00 am

Science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge

“We are so fortunate to have the Arctic"

BETH BROWN

As the summer research season gets underway in the Arctic, many scientists are travelling north—but only one of those scientists is also a federal cabinet minister.

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan visited Nunavut July 17 to July 21 to meet with scientists working in northern research.

“Here in...

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Nunavut July 25, 2017 - 7:55 am

Photo: The budding tundra

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Nunavut July 25, 2017 - 7:51 am

Photo: Bike rodeo in Clyde River

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Grand opening of new Iqaluit air terminal delayed one month

GN expects operations to start in August

STEVE DUCHARME

The official opening ceremony of Iqaluit’s new 9,000-square-foot airport terminal will take place a month later than previously announced, with final preparations at the new facility expected to continue into August.

Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services confirmed July 21 that...

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Nunavik July 24, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Police investigate homicide of Nunavik teenager

But SQ has yet to make any arrests

SARAH ROGERS

Quebec provincial police are investigating the suspected homicide of a 14-year-old girl in the Nunavik community of Inukjuak.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers found the teenage girl deceased behind a home in the Hudson coast community in the early evening of July 22.

The force has since...

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 1:10 pm

GN offers funding for men’s groups, activities

Initiatives must focus on traditional skills, address trauma

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The Government of Nunavut is now accepting applications to fund initiatives that will help teach traditional skills and address trauma among Nunavummiut men and boys.

The department of Family Services is accepting proposals until Aug. 18 for community-based projects that offer services and...

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Around the Arctic July 24, 2017 - 10:00 am

Lack of Canada 150 funding threatens to ground Arctic aviation tour

"It’s unfortunate that wasn’t seen as important to other funders"

BETH BROWN

The August opening of Iqaluit’s airport will be short one air show, unless the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour can come up with a million dollars.

One week after the Canada 150th pan-Arctic aviation tour announced that it has run out of money, there is still no sign that more money is forthcoming,...

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 9:00 am

Parents step up to head off daycare closure in western Nunavut

“It will continue, because people need childcare"

BETH BROWN

The daycare centre in Cambridge Bay is back on track after a close call with indefinite closure—thanks to concerned parents.

The service, run by the non-profit Cambridge Bay Daycare Society, was forced to shut its doors July 17 and 18.

“This closure was the result of a severe drop in volunteer...

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 7:59 am

Ottawa police investigate death of Nunavut man

RCMP arrive at Arviat home as gunshot fired

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Police are investigating the sudden death of an Arviat man on July 21.

On Friday, officers in the Kivalliq community started a criminal investigation, which brought them to a local home, the RCMP said in a July 22 release.

When they arrived, they heard the sound of a gunshot and found a deceased...

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 7:56 am

Photo: Coast-to-coast guard stops in Iqaluit

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 7:55 am

Photo: High Arctic community welcomes first cruise ship

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 7:55 am

Photo: Questions about mining projects in the Kivalliq? Ask ‘em

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Nunavut July 24, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: A solemn tribute to sailors

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Ottawa July 21, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Inuit youth unveil latest mural in downtown Ottawa

“I am proud of myself because I get to see my art work when I go here"

COURTNEY EDGAR

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OTTAWA—A pink, two-headed owl the side of the Bell Media building in Ottawa’s Byward Market is more than just a decorative picture to brighten up the neighbourhood.

It’s a reminder that there are many ways of looking at, and interpreting, art and culture, says Parr...

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