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FEATURES May 08, 2017 - 10:00 am

Whale Cove has Nunavut’s lowest suicide rate—here’s why

"If someone starts to feel really low and is not themselves, we notice right away"

LISA GREGOIRE

Whale Cove is home to fewer than 500 people on the western coast of Hudson Bay, but the community, known as Tikirarjuaq, is doing something unique in Nunavut. It is keeping people alive.

And in a territory with the highest suicide rate in Canada, that’s news.

Based on recent figures released by...

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FEATURES May 01, 2017 - 6:59 am

Nunavut capital’s École des Trois-Soleils fêtes its 15th anniversary

"A school is not just walls, a floor and a roof. It is a place where you grow"

JANE GEORGE

With its throat singing, heartfelt speeches, songs—and huge birthday cake, the celebration of École des Trois Soleils’ 15th year in Iqaluit was a joyful occasion for Nunavut’s only French-language school, also the most northerly French-language school in the Arctic world.

École des Trois-Soleils’...

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FEATURES April 21, 2017 - 1:10 pm

From language shaming to lateral love: what Inuktut needs to grow

“Why put yourself out there to be hurt so badly?”

SARAH ROGERS

Years after Alethea Arnaquq-Baril first carved out a role in Nunavut’s film scene, the Iqaluit documentary maker’s work has gained recognition from a growing audience across the country and around the globe.

With that exposure, media interviews and appearances have become common, although...

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FEATURES December 01, 2016 - 8:30 am

A Nunavut tragedy—Part Three: The Broken Men

“My father, my dad, where is he? Where is my father?”

THOMAS ROHNER

The third in a three-part series on the 2010 murder of Mappaluk Adla, 22, in Cape Dorset. Today, we explore why so many Inuit men commit violent acts and pass through the Nunavut justice system while beaten, bruised and scared women and children look on from the wings.

When a Nunavut court ......

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FEATURES November 30, 2016 - 8:30 am

A Nunavut tragedy—Part Two: The Killer

“Your soul collects everything you do…”

THOMAS ROHNER

The second in a three-part series on the 2010 murder of Mappaluk Adla, 22, in Cape Dorset, focusing on the killer: the victim’s stepbrother, Peter Kingwatsiak. He was 18 at the time of the murder, and 24 today. All facts in this story were compiled from the court record or in-person interviews with......

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