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Iqaluit January 18, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Alianait lists this year’s Iqaluit concert series

Inuktitut music tribute concert set for Jan. 20 at Inuksuk High School

BETH BROWN

It’s that time of the year again for Alianait concert goers.

The annual Nunavut concert series is kicking off Jan. 20 with an Inuktitut music tribute concert.

“Igloolik musicians Terry Uyarak, Lazarus (Mister) Qattalik and Allan Kangok will join local artists Daniel Kolola and Charlie Panipak...

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Nunavut January 18, 2018 - 11:10 am

In Cambridge Bay, departmental exams go on despite snow day

“All students sit these exams on the same day”

BETH BROWN

Cambridge Bay students learned last week that snow days don’t count when it comes to territorial exams.

Students at Kiilinik High School were scheduled to write their English exams on Jan. 11, but when a storm blew up that morning, many Cambridge Bay residents weren’t sure if the tests would go...

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Nunavut January 18, 2018 - 9:50 am

Bennett orders full environmental assessment for Nunavut’s Grays Bay

"Potential for adverse cumulative ecosystemic and socio-economic effects must factor prominently into the assessment"

JANE GEORGE

The huge Grays Bay Road and Port project proposed for western Nunavut will undergo a full environmental review that will scrutinize the impacts of more mining and shipping on the region’s residents and environment, the Nunavut Impact Review Board said late Wednesday.

The responsible federal...

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Nunavut January 18, 2018 - 8:14 am

Nunavut judge slams police over failed sex crime investigation

Sanikiluaq man, 60, acquitted after woman alleges he raped her in 1977

STEVE DUCHARME

A Sanikiluaq man charged with a rape alleged to have occurred 40 years ago left the courtroom a free man on Wednesday after a judge acquitted him on all counts, but not before the judge blasted Crown lawyers and the RCMP for their “inadequate investigation.”

Lukasie Anugaa, 60, stood trial earlier...

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Nunavut January 17, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Police investigate sudden death of Nunavut teen

14-year-old Baker Lake girl found dead Sunday, Jan. 14

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Police are investigating the sudden and suspicious death of a teenager in Baker Lake over the weekend.

The Nunavut RCMP’s Major Crime Unit and the Nunavut coroner’s office are in the Kivalliq community of about 2,000 this week looking into the weekend death of a 14-year-old girl.

A Jan. 17 news...

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Nunavut January 17, 2018 - 12:45 pm

Veteran Nunavut leader Jack Anawak gets 30 days in jail

Anawak receives mandatory minimum sentence on second impaired driving conviction

STEVE DUCHARME

The veteran Nunavut leader Jack Anawak, who ran in last year’s territorial election, was sentenced Monday by a Nunavut judge to 30 days in jail after earlier pleading guilty to drinking and driving.

Anawak, 66, was charged with two counts following an incident in Iqaluit last June: operating a...

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Nunavik January 17, 2018 - 11:30 am

Nunavik Inuit go to the polls Thursday to choose Makivik’s next president

Election ends campaign and five-way race for Makivik Corp. president

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Nunavik Inuit go to the polls on Thursday, Jan. 18, to choose Makivik Corp.’s next president.

Five candidates are running for the president’s position, including two-time incumbent Jobie Tukkiapik and Makivik’s founding president, Senator Charlie Watt.

Three newcomer candidates have also joined...

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Nunavut January 17, 2018 - 10:30 am

Nunavut hamlet to hold new election March 5

But Kugluktuk candidates must re-file nomination papers before Jan. 29

SARAH ROGERS

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk has rescheduled it municipal election for March 5.

Hamlet elections were scheduled to be held in communities across the territory last Dec. 11, but a complaint filed by a local voter three days before that election forced officials to postpone the vote.

The Kugluktuk......

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Around the Arctic January 17, 2018 - 9:30 am

UArctic network nominates Arctic Council for Nobel Peace Prize

"A model for promoting fraternity between nations"

JANE GEORGE

Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize are generally kept under wraps until the short list of nominees for the prestigious award honouring “the best work for fraternity between nations”  are announced in February.

But yesterday an international group of about 60 academics, who are members of a...

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Climate Change January 17, 2018 - 8:00 am

Tiny parasite may pose health risks for Canada’s North

“It is critical for public health organizations and practitioners to employ strategies, to reduce the risk"

JANE GEORGE

You don’t hear much about the dangers posed by toxoplasmosis, but infections caused by the tiny parasite are powerful enough to make you sick and cause damage to the brain, eyes and other organs.

With levels of human infection in parts of the Canadian Arctic among the highest in the world,...

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Around the Arctic January 17, 2018 - 7:00 am

Photo: And the nominees are…

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Iqaluit January 16, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Iqaluit pool gets federal funds for heating expansion

“This is about a more sustainable environment. It pays off over and over again”

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit’s aquatic centre will have lower heating bills in the future, after the Government of Canada announced this week it would pay to connect the building to Iqaluit’s district heating system.

Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs, speaking in Iqaluit...

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Nunavik January 16, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Former Nunavik health board chair sets sights on Makivik leadership

"Our communities are isolated from each other and we need more support”

SARAH ROGERS

Alasie Arngak says Nunavik’s Inuit birthright corporation needs to turn its attention to the well-being of its elders and youth.

That’s what the Kangiqsujuaq woman hopes to do if elected as Makivik Corp.’s president on Thursday, Jan. 18. Arngak is one of five candidates running for the role. It’s...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Nunavut artist gets dolled up

"I see things that come to my mind and I just have to create it"

SARAH ROGERS

Vicky Pauloosie Arnauyumayuq likes to create.

The Arctic Bay mother and office administration student is a self-described artist, who enjoys drawing, painting and sometimes carving in her free time.

But she’s added a new craft to her hobbies in recent months, which is grabbing the attention of...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 10:45 am

Pangnirtung starts work on community wellness, suicide prevention

Baffin community to spend next two weeks honing action plan

JANE GEORGE

Starting today, Pangnirtung elders, youth, parents, counsellors, school staff and other residents will spend part of the next two weeks in workshops designed to produce a five-year community wellness action plan.

The goal of the plan is to help residents get the support they need “to address...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 9:30 am

Nunavut newcomer beats the blues with snow skating

“It helps relieve stress, form friendships and build community among youth”

BETH BROWN

There’s a new way to beat the winter blues in Taloyoak, thanks to newcomer Jonathan Nuss.

When the avid skateboarder moved to the western Nunavut community four months ago, he took up learning a new kind of boarding more suited to the North.

It’s called snow skating.

Never heard of it? Neither...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 8:00 am

QEC power rate plans greeted with concern at Iqaluit meeting

“It is becoming untenable as a homeowner to sustain a family”

STEVE DUCHARME

The Qulliq Energy Corp.’s proposed electricity rate hikes and its plan for a one-rate system across Nunavut were met with concern, but grudging acceptance, from the dozen or so Iqaluit residents and business owners who attended a consultation that the Utility Rates Review Council held Jan....

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Iqaluit January 16, 2018 - 7:45 am

Photo: Fundraising for victims of Iqaluit’s New Year’s Day fire

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Nunavik January 15, 2018 - 7:45 pm

Photo: Inuk filmmaker receives recognition for recent work

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Nunavut January 15, 2018 - 3:30 pm

GN seeks keen prospectors for assistance program

Graduates of prospecting courses can receive up to $8,000

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If you’re a Nunavut prospector, you may be eligible for up to $8,000 to help pay for assistant wages, materials and supplies when you’re out looking for minerals.

That money is available through the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation, which is now...

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