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Iqaluit August 31, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut capital’s soup kitchen struggles to meet local demand

Inclusion Café partnership done, Qayuqtuvik faces busy winter season with slim resources

BETH BROWN

Iqaluit’s Qayuqtuvik Society Food Centre is looking for ways to keep its programming as plentiful as its daily meal portions.

The community-run soup kitchen needs more volunteers, and more money, now that a partnership with the non-profit catering company Inclusion Café no longer has funding....

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Nunavut August 31, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Photo: Literacy matters… when you’re baking muffins

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Nunavik August 31, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Photo: Raglan Mine hosts 20th anniversary run

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Nunavik August 31, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Photo: A whale of a time

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Nunavut August 31, 2017 - 11:44 am

Health Canada warns about baby nest SIDS dangers

Baby nests can increase suffocation risks

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If you currently put your baby to sleep in a cozy-looking baby nest or pod, you may want to reconsider that.

Health Canada has just issued a warning about suffocation risk associated with these baby beds.

A baby nest is a small, portable bed for an infant that has soft, padded sides. Many baby...

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Nunavut August 31, 2017 - 8:00 am

Inuit org says there’s still time to apply for scholarships

QIA offering 80 scholarships worth $2,500 each

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With the start of the school year just around the corner for college and university students, there’s still time left for Qikiqtaaluk Inuit to apply for a new Qikiqtani Inuit Association scholarship fund for help in their post-secondary endeavors.

The regional Inuit association announced it is...

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Around the Arctic August 31, 2017 - 7:00 am

Diving head first into a sea of Arctic knowledge

Live dive video event educates people across Canada

BETH BROWN

Ever wondered what an Arctic char does all day, hanging out beneath the waves?

A British Columbia-based ocean education group made it possible to see what goes on in the Arctic’s underwater world Aug. 27 when it sent a diver and a video camera into chilly 6 C waters near the north dock area in...

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Nunavik August 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm

New job training program aims to develop competent, capable Nunavik youth

Pijunnaqunga will offer paid internships in regional organizations

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The Kativik Regional Government and a Quebec youth job support agency have teamed up to help Nunavummiut youth access on-the-job mentoring.

Earlier this month, the KRG and PS Jeunesse launched Pijunnaqunga, a regional program targeting Inuit youth who have completed high school.

The goal of the...

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Nunavut August 30, 2017 - 3:50 pm

Photo: Nunavut loses an “unceasing advocate for Inuit art”

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Iqaluit August 30, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Photo: Inuit drawings from the 1960s form new Iqaluit exhibit

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Nunavut August 30, 2017 - 2:30 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27

Death of Sanikiluaq woman, arrest of common-law husband tops the week's news

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The top story of the week on Nunatsiaqonline.ca was a sad story, about the death of a 20-year-old Sanikiluaq woman Aug. 22 after her common-law husband allegedly shot her twice.

The firearms incident also left suspect Archie Kattuk, 26, suffering from a “self-inflicted gun shot wound,” the RCMP...

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Photo: Happy Labour Day long weekend from Nunatsiaq News

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Nunavut August 30, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Future Nunavut educators get scholarships honouring late language activist

2017 winners—Pauline Copland of Arviat and Karla Malaiya Evaloakjuk of Pond Inlet

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Two future Nunavut educators are the recipients of the 2017 Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship, established by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. in 2011 to honour Kusugak, a longtime Inuit leader and language activist, who died at the age of 60 in January 2011.

This year’s winners, Pauline Copland of Arviat,...

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Around the Arctic August 30, 2017 - 11:28 am

Grays Bay road-port scheme threatens Bathurst caribou herd, WWF says

Conservation org fears GN biologists may not be allowed to speak openly about project impacts

JIM BELL

The Grays Bay Road and Port Project likely threatens the health of the dwindling Bathurst caribou herd, whose core calving grounds lie along the project’s proposed road, the World Wildlife Fund-Canada said in a statement Aug. 28.

“This herd has been in steep decline in recent years and its rebound...

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Climate Change August 30, 2017 - 8:00 am

Arctic sea ice continues annual retreat, but at “sluggish pace,” centre reports

Parts of Northwest Passage still blocked by ice

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Cooler than average temperatures in much of the Arctic during August has kept sea ice loss at “a sluggish pace,” with little change in the ice edge within the eastern Arctic, the National Snow and Ice Data Centre said in its Aug. 25 update on ice conditions in the Arctic.

Arctic sea ice extent...

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Nunavik August 30, 2017 - 7:00 am

Black bear visits take Nunavik campers by surprise

"Now I’ll always keep my gun on me and I’ll always take my dog"

SARAH ROGERS

Samuel Hamel-Ratté has advice for anyone spending time out on the land in Nunavik these days—if you have a dog, bring it with you.

Hamel-Ratté said he wished he had his dog with him Aug. 26 when he and some friends were camping near Ferguson Lake about 45 kilometres northwest of Kuujjuaq.

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Nunavik August 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavik youth council makes strategic moves toward autonomy again

“We’re in a good position to be independent in our future”

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s youth organization wants to re-connect with the region’s youth and become independent as it celebrates its two-year anniversary and the launch of its first strategic plan.

The Qarjuit Youth Council just released that new five-year action plan, outlining its short and long-term goals for...

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Montreal August 29, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Montreal shelter that serves Inuit scrambles again to find a home

"Unfortunately, most communities, even church communities, are not willing to engage the sort of project that we’re doing here”

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MONTREAL—Every two weeks, Rynee, a 40-year-old Inuk woman, flies down to Montreal for cancer treatment. Since being diagnosed last August, she has had her left breast removed and comes down south regularly for a few days or a couple of weeks at a time.

“I was very weak...

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Nunavut August 29, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Mining her own business

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Nunavik August 29, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Boarding the Amundsen

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Nunavut August 29, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Just another day on the bountiful sea

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Around the Arctic August 29, 2017 - 1:10 pm

National Inuit org takes wait-and-see approach to INAC dissolution

“Without more detailed information, it is unclear what these changes will mean for Inuit”

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The leader of Canada’s national Inuit organization is adopting a wait-and-see stance in reaction to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to dissolve Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and replace it with two new departments.

Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, “noted...

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Nunavut August 29, 2017 - 11:30 am

Land ho! Nunavut teen sails across Atlantic Ocean in tall ship

Alassua Hanson—seasickness- and blister-free after 25-day journey to France

BETH BROWN

Alassua Hanson will always remember being caught in a trans-Atlantic storm aboard a 54-metre three-mast schooner—where crew members were harnessed to the deck for safety.

“The ship was going side to side, people were slipping and sliding. It was very fun,” said the 16-year-old Iqaluit youth.

It...

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Nunavut August 29, 2017 - 8:00 am

Ottawa to spend $400 million on transportation in Nunavut, NWT, Yukon

Trade corridor fund spread out over 11 years

JANE GEORGE

Ottawa has $400 million to hand out to transportation projects across Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon, the federal transportation minister Marc Garneau, announced Aug. 28 in Yellowknife.

Speaking at a news conference in the NWT Legislature, Garneau offered up more information about...

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Nunavut August 29, 2017 - 7:00 am

Feds fund new water filtration system for Nunavut community

Whale Cove remains under boil water alert

SARAH ROGERS

A boil water alert remains in place for residents of Whale Cove, while the Kivalliq community awaits the arrival of a new water filtration unit.

For the last three summers, the Nunavut community has seen high levels of coliform in its drinking water, forcing the territorial government to issue...

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