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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.

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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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FEATURES November 29, 2016 - 8:30 am

A Nunavut tragedy—Part One: The Victim

“We still cry at his daughter’s Christmas concerts”

THOMAS ROHNER

On Sept. 20, 2010, after huffing gasoline several times that night, Peter Kingwatsiak, 18, killed his stepbrother Mappaluk Adla, 22, with a single gunshot to the head while Adla slept on the living room couch in his home in Cape Dorset, a Nunavut community of about 1,300 on south Baffin Island.

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FEATURES October 18, 2016 - 7:00 am

Family doctor nurtures 46-year relationship with Nunavut community

"This is my second home"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—Cambridge Bay, September 1970: 550 people, three vehicles—and a new doctor.

Dr. Bruce McFarlane and his wife Karen arrived in Cambridge Bay on Sept. 6, 1970, on one of only two flights that landed in the western Arctic community each week, amidst a blizzard with a wind so cold that...

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FEATURES September 19, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut’s Canadian High Arctic Research Station gets set for 2017 launch

Grand, copper-coloured science building takes shape

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—You can’t miss the future Canadian High Arctic Research Station, now under construction, when you visit the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay.

The design of the main science building, copper-coloured for the Copper Inuit heritage of the region, is supposed to reflect the curved...

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