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Nunavut October 31, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Hurricane-force winds cause damage in southern Nunavut island

Metal roofs peeled back in Sanikiluaq, staircases pulled from homes

STEVE DUCHARME

As parts of Nunavut get ready to celebrate Halloween under blizzard warnings, some communities are reporting the first signs of damage with recorded wind gust speeds approaching hurricane-level strengths.

Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt, who won a new term as his constituency’s representative in the...

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Nunavut October 31, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut youth charged with assault after school incident

Boy, 15, allegedly threatened another student with a knife

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A teenage boy in Baker Lake has been charged with assault with a weapon after he allegedly brought a knife to school to threaten another student.

Just after 1 p.m. Oct. 30, staff at the community’s Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School reported a youth armed with a knife outside the school...

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Nunavut October 31, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Riding by riding: meet Nunavut’s next legislature

A by-the-numbers look at who won, who lost and where it's still unclear

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Nunavummiut awoke to a new political landscape following the territory’s fifth general election Oct. 30.

Here’s a riding-by-riding rundown of Nunavut’s next MLAs, according to Elections Nunavut’s unofficial results.

Aggu:
• Incumbent Paul Quassa wins a four-way race with 106 votes
• Matt Teed, 96...

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Nunavut October 31, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut body honours elders for contributions to culture, heritage

“Many of the elders have worked within the schools teaching skills to younger children and generally sharing their knowledge"

BETH BROWN

The Inuit Heritage Trust has recognized three Nunavut elders for their contributions to the territory.

Sally Qimmiu’naaq Webster of Baker Lake, Inuk Aiyout of Taloyoak and Susan Avingaq of Igloolik are the 2017 recipients of the Inuit Heritage Trust’s elder awards.

The program, which gives out...

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Nunavut October 31, 2017 - 9:15 am

Trick or treat? Or stay in? Halloween wind warnings issued for south Baffin

City of Iqaluit says it will monitor the weather Oct. 31

SARAH ROGERS

(Updated, 11:15 a.m.)

An Oct. 31 storm is bringing high winds and snow to communities on southern Baffin Island, just in time for Halloween.

Trick-or-treaters in some parts of Nunavut will have to keep their eye on the weather forecast Tuesday, Oct. 31, as Environment Canada tracks a low-pressure...

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Nunavut October 31, 2017 - 9:00 am

Photo: It’s a bit early for Santa Claus

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Nunavut October 31, 2017 - 8:00 am

Close race in western Nunavut hub triggers recount

A nine-vote difference separates Jeannie Ehaloak and Pamela Gross

JANE GEORGE

(Updated, 10:45 a.m.)

CAMBRIDGE BAY—After the Oct. 30 territorial election, Cambridge Bay will have to wait about a week to learn who will serve as their new MLA: Jeannie Ehaloak or Pamela Gross.

In unofficial results, Ehaloak won the riding with 259 votes and a tight nine-vote margin over Pamela...

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Nunavut October 30, 2017 - 10:20 pm

Nunavut election 2017: eight incumbents lose their seats

Lorne Kusugak returns; incumbents Alex Sammurtok, Tom Sammurtok, George Kuksuk, Paul Okalik, Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Johnny Mike, Isaac Shooyook, George Qulaut defeated; six women to become MLAs

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(Updated, Oct. 31, 10:50 a.m.)

It took nearly an hour for the first polling results of the 2017 Nunavut election to roll in after polls closed throughout the territory, but by 10 p.m. Oct. 30, at least some candidates appeared to be on their way to the Nunavut legislative assembly in an election...

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Nunavik October 30, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Police arrest Nunavik teen in connection with man’s death

SQ has provided little info on Oct. 25 death in Puvirnituq

SARAH ROGERS

Police have arrested a teenage boy in connection with the sudden death of a Nunavik man last week.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers in Puvirnituq discovered the body of a man in the Hudson Bay community the afternoon of Oct. 25.

Police have said little about the circumstances of the man’s...

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Iqaluit October 30, 2017 - 3:20 pm

Photo: Still boating in Nunavut’s capital, for now

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Nunavut October 30, 2017 - 3:20 pm

Photo: From the North, for the North

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Iqaluit October 30, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Photo: The dance must go on

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Nunavut October 30, 2017 - 3:17 pm

Photo: Woof! Woof! Canine photo bomb

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Nunavut October 30, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Parks Canada releases new images of 2017 Franklin dives in Nunavut

"Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology team was able to locate previously unseen artifacts"

STEVE DUCHARME

New details about Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition continue to be discovered as archeologists examine two sunken wrecks in Nunavut’s waters.

Following the announcement that the United Kingdom would transfer the shipwrecks to the country that offered them a final Arctic resting place,...

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Iqaluit October 30, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Photo: From the North gala tonight in Iqaluit

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Nunavut October 30, 2017 - 1:30 pm

CHARS steamrolls into Nunavut’s Cambridge Bay

Canadian High Arctic Research Station creates a cascade of new infrastructure

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—“A snowball” that gets bigger and bigger as it rolls: that’s how Jim MacEachern describes the growing impact of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station on the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay.

Its main castle-like science building is so large, at 52,000 square feet, that you...

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Iqaluit October 30, 2017 - 11:30 am

Artistic showcase shines spotlight on Nunavut, other territories

Two events, Monday and Wednesday, to feature variety of northern music, dance and artistry

BETH BROWN

If you want to appreciate the artistic diversity that exists in Canada’s North, and you live in Iqaluit, you’re in luck.

A taste of Canada’s three territories is coming to Iqaluit this week in a travelling show called From the North. 

Artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are...

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Nunavik October 30, 2017 - 9:59 am

Quebec premier finally makes it to Nunavik

Visit includes inauguration of Tursujuq park

SARAH ROGERS

Three years after his government came into power, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard made his first official visit to Nunavik last week.

During the two-day visit, which took the premier to Kuujjuaq and Umiujaq Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, Couillard and some fellow cabinet ministers met with Nunavik leaders...

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Iqaluit October 30, 2017 - 9:45 am

Photo: You can go outside again, Iqalungmiut

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Nunavik October 30, 2017 - 9:45 am

Photo: Travelling Love

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