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Nunavut August 29, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Mining her own business

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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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Nunavik August 29, 2017 - 10:00 am

From tent birth to Inuk nurse: Growing up in, and out of, Nunavik, part two

"I remember at school, and out in public, white people sneering at breastfeeding, making it seem dirty"

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Minnie Akparook, born near Great Whale River, went to school in Churchill, Man., finished nursing school and became one of the first Inuk nurses to practice in Nunavik in the 1990s. She eventually specialized in diabetes treatment and prevention which she considers one of the region’s most......

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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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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 6:25 pm

Nunavut RCMP makes contact with Cape Dorset fugitive

Police now negotiating with David Mikkigak, 37, who has evaded police for seven weeks

JANE GEORGE

After seven weeks, the Nunavut RCMP report a promising development: they have made contact with David Mikkigak, 37, of Cape Dorset, and are negotiating with him to find a way for him to surrender peacefully.

The Nunavut RCMP said late Aug. 28 that they are working with Mikkigak’s family “with a...

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Vets head to the High Arctic for spay and neuter clinic

Two thirds of dogs get fixed; vet performs animal surgery with community spectators

BETH BROWN

Dogs in Resolute Bay are recovering from surgery, which means the vet has been to town—and fewer puppies are on the way.

About two out of every three dogs in the community that had not been spayed or neutered before, received the reproductive operation when the High Arctic community hosted the...

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 3:50 pm

Photo: Cambridge Bay dancers and drummers perform for Crystal Serenity

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 3:50 pm

Photo: It’s OK to clown around at daycare

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Around the Arctic August 28, 2017 - 2:45 pm

Bye, bye INAC: Trudeau to split department into two pieces

“The level of the ambition of this government cannot be achieved through existing colonial structures”

JIM BELL

Declaring that “existing colonial structures” do not work, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Aug. 28 that the federal government department known as Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will be dissolved and replaced by two new entities to be handled by two cabinet ministers.

“I’m...

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Feds head to western Nunavut to announce $175-million marine safety plan

Ottawa to spend $29.9 million on new Arctic National Aerial Surveillance Program Complex in Iqaluit

JANE GEORGE

Two days before the huge, 600-passenger Crystal Serenity cruise ship’s Aug. 28 arrival in Cambridge Bay, federal ministers arrived in the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay to introduce new measures designed to protect the marine environment and coastal communities in Canada’s Arctic.

These...

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 11:30 am

Researchers lichen what they see on High Arctic islands

Museum botanists focus on Arctic lichen during this summer's field season

BETH BROWN

Lichens come to life in the Arctic each summer, spreading across the rocky tundra in blooms of orange, green and yellow.

Considered extremophiles, they thrive in the extreme polar desert environment, growing where other organisms cannot.

And, as a fungi that partners symbiotically with algae or...

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Nunavik August 28, 2017 - 10:00 am

From tent birth to Inuk nurse: A five-part memoir of growing up in Nunavik and beyond

"I had three sisters, all older than me, and three brothers all younger. They all died"

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Minnie Akparook, born near Great Whale River, went to school in Churchill, finished nursing school and became one of the first Inuk nurses to practice in Nunavik in the 1990s. She eventually specialized in diabetes treatment and prevention which she considers one of the region’s most important......

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 8:00 am

Fog, cold likely killed 400 snow geese in western Nunavut: biologist

"There are so many things that can kill geese, including cold weather, in the Arctic"

JANE GEORGE

Hundreds of dead snow geese lying along the sandy Long Point Beach, which stretches for kilometres to the west of Cambridge Bay, alarmed people in the western Nunavut town so much they quickly alerted the territorial and federal environment departments.

While Jim Leafloor, a Winnipeg-based goose...

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 7:00 am

Complainants dissatisfied with investigation into Nunavut airlines

"While there may be some appreciation of our northern issues, we have to live this reality. We do not have a road system"

STEVE DUCHARME

Municipal and territorial governments remain concerned following the release of a Competition Bureau investigation that failed to find sufficient evidence for anti-competitive behaviour at Nunavut’s two biggest airlines.

That much is apparent after a pair of telephone conferences that the...

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Nunavik August 28, 2017 - 6:50 am

Photo: It’s OK, we got this

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Nunavut August 28, 2017 - 6:49 am

Photo: Nunavut football fans represent at Celtic Park

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