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Nunavik November 30, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Police investigate death of Nunavik woman

Man arrested in early morning incident in Inukjuak

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Police are investigating the Nov. 30 death of a Nunavik woman.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers were called to a home in Inukjuak on the region’s Hudson Bay coast at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, where they found a woman without vital signs, Quebec’s provincial police, the Sûreté du Québec,...

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Iqaluit November 30, 2017 - 2:29 pm

Snowed in: Councillors grapple with stormy season in Nunavut capital

"I don’t understand why heavy equipment was not on the roads much earlier today"

BETH BROWN

Iqaluit councillors say the city needs to look at how it removes snow after yet another storm blew through Nunavut’s capital this week. 

An overnight storm on Monday was largely over by Tuesday morning but government offices, businesses and the municipality remained closed until late Tuesday...

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Nunavut November 30, 2017 - 1:25 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Nov. 19 to Nov. 26

Selection of new Nunavut premier and cabinet members leads the news

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Nunatsiaqonline.ca readers continued to follow the evolution of Nunavut’s new government, putting two post-election stories at the top of the week’s list of most-read stories.

As high winds and freezing rain pummelled Iqaluit, the territory’s newly sworn-in fifth assembly rallied Nov. 21 behind......

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Nunavik November 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Make your own Christmas gifts at printmaking workshop

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Nunavik November 30, 2017 - 12:55 pm

Photo: Nunavik educator wins Indspire award

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Nunavut November 30, 2017 - 12:02 pm

GN hopes new Nunavut jail will foster restorative justice

“Most of all, our idea was to reflect the population and to reflect the culture”

STEVE DUCHARME

Designers of the new Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Centre say they hope the territorial jail will mark a new era of restorative justice in Iqaluit when it opens in 2020, amidst demands for a correctional system respectful of Inuit values.

Project managers had a chance to update the public on the...

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Nunavut November 30, 2017 - 9:15 am

Nunavut review board keeps close watch on derelict mine

Contractors began Jericho cleanup work earlier this year

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At the same time staff from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada kept an eye on the abandoned Jericho diamond mine this past year, staff from the Nunavut Impact Review Board kept an eye on INAC, the review board said Monday in a monitoring report that looks at cleanup work done this year at the...

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Nunavik November 30, 2017 - 8:00 am

Bell Canada phone book cover provokes scorn in Nunavik

"There are beautiful photos taken of the North and they took that"

JANE GEORGE

Jaaji Okpik of the award-winning Twin Flames singing duo attracted hundreds of reactions online when he recently changed his profile photo on Facebook.

Okpik’s new photo shows an image taken from the cover of the new Bell telephone directory for Nunavik, but it’s a bit different.

That’s because...

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Nunavik November 29, 2017 - 11:30 am

Nunavik to develop, negotiate its own youth protection services

"The application of the law isn’t really appropriate to our way of life"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—The Kativik Regional Government has pledged its support to an effort to revise Nunavik’s youth protection services, with the goal of better adapting those services to Inuit communities.

Youth protection has long been a sore spot in the region, where last year more than 2,000 Nunavik...

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Nunavik November 29, 2017 - 11:20 am

Photo: Beautiful beadwork

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Nunavut November 29, 2017 - 10:30 am

Nunavut diamond hunters drill deeper near Iqaluit

At depths greater than half a kilometre, Peregrine finds diamond-laden ore

STEVE DUCHARME

Prospectors at Peregrine Diamond Ltd. reported yesterday that a diamond-laden kimberlite pipe at the company’s Chidliak site near Iqaluit contains a resource that runs double the depth of previous estimates and may also contain more valuable gems.

In a release to its investors published Tuesday,...

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Nunavut November 29, 2017 - 9:14 am

Nunavut Inuit corporations hand out dividends, donations

Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Nunavut Sivuniksavut get financial boosts

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It’s not even Christmas yet, but money is flowing out of Nunavut’s development corporations this month to Inuit beneficiary organizations and trusts.

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced Tuesday that it had received a $1.8 million dividend from its subsidiary organization, Qikiqtaaluk Corp.,...

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Nunavut November 29, 2017 - 7:59 am

Pauktuutit calls for better collaboration after inquiry postpones hearing

“We could have worked with them to find another location"

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(Updated Nov. 29, 09:45 a.m.)

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada says it’s “deeply disheartened” and “confused” about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s last-minute plans to postpone its only Nunavut hearing, in Rankin Inlet.

Commissioners were set to visit Nunavut...

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Nunavik November 28, 2017 - 3:30 pm

New policy outlines needs for Nunavik’s elders

Elders are a source of knowledge and care, but they need support too

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—Elders in Nunavik want to ensure they have a seat at the table, along with more services tailored to their physical and cultural needs.

Since 2015, the Nunavik Elders’ Committee has travelled to each of the region’s 14 communities, gathering input on how Nunavimmiut elders believe they...

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Nunavik November 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Nunavik community still adapting to alcohol sales

“We thought it was going to be easier if people learned how to use it"

SARAH ROGERS

PUVIRNITUQ—Jason Angiyou was acquitted Nov. 17 on a charge of assault causing bodily harm, for allegedly stabbing another man in Puvirnituq and then threatening his ex-girlfriend.

The judge acquitted him on the threat charge due to conflicting testimony, and he’s acquitted on the assault charge...

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Nunavut November 28, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Photo: Frost flowers in Arctic Bay

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Photo: Science fiction author reads at Iqaluit library

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Nunavik November 28, 2017 - 12:45 pm

Photo: Nunavik organization raises the roof on alternative energy

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Around the Arctic November 28, 2017 - 10:15 am

Inuit org launches safe sex video contest for World AIDS Day

Though AIDS numbers remain low in Nunavut, risks could remain high

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Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week kicks off on Friday, Dec. 1, and, between now and then, if you’re an Inuk youth between 14 and 30 years of age, you can enter a video contest sponsored by Pauktuutit, the national Inuit women’s association.

Pauktuutit is encouraging youth to shoot and submit videos...

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Iqaluit November 28, 2017 - 9:15 am

Homeless man loses shelter in Iqaluit boat fire

Man unharmed, firefighters rescue his puppy

BETH BROWN

A homeless Iqaluit man and his puppy are safe, after Iqaluit firefighters put out a boat fire near the beach in the city’s Lower Base neighbourhood on Monday.

The fire department received word just after 10 a.m. that a boat located near a water pumping station was on fire.

“There was about a...

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Iqaluit November 28, 2017 - 8:00 am

Inuit orgs launch big Iqaluit development plan

"This Inuit-owned land development will showcase how innovative development can assist in growing our city strategically"

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The proposed Nunavut Heritage Centre, among other big-ticket development projects in Iqaluit, has potentially taken one step forward with Monday’s announcement that the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Qikiqtaaluk Corp. signed a lease earlier this month to develop a 40-acre parcel of Inuit-owned...

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Nunavik November 27, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Quebec commission on public services wants to hear from Nunavik

"We need to reach regular people"

SARAH ROGERS

After six months of work, a Quebec government commission looking at how some public services are delivered to the Indigenous population has reached out to Nunavimmiut who may want to take part in its inquiry.

The commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in...

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Iqaluit November 27, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Iqaluit mayor misses annual town hall to attend FCM meeting

Residents talk about population growth, lack of capacity

BETH BROWN

Among the many questions posed at the City of Iqaluit’s town hall meeting held last week, one came up more than once: Why isn’t the mayor, Madeleine Redfern, here?

With Redfern away attending a meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Deputy Mayor Romeyn Stevenson and five of seven...

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Around the Arctic November 27, 2017 - 9:15 am

Nunavut senator says Ottawa should talk to NTI about cannabis law

“The government has a duty to consult with Inuit”

STEVE DUCHARME

Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson says that Ottawa must have a “meaningful conversation” with Inuit to meet its obligations under the Nunavut Agreement ahead of the coming legalization of recreational cannabis.

On Thursday, Nov. 23, Patterson told Senator Peter Harder, the government...

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Iqaluit November 27, 2017 - 8:00 am

When the weather’s bad in Nunavut’s capital, business takes a big hit

Saturday's storm brings economic losses as well as personal inconvenience

JANE GEORGE

There have already been nine days worth of municipal service suspensions in Iqaluit since September—and it’s not even December yet.

Most recently, this past weekend, snow and blowing snow paralyzed Nunavut’s capital, forcing the second city-wide shutdown of the week.

This caused more cancelled...

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