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FEATURES November 29, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Canadian military seeks underwater sensors for Arctic surveillance

Proposed sonar would be "orders of magnitude" less noisy than U.S Navy system blamed for beaching whales

JOHN THOMPSON

Underwater drones equipped with high-tech sensors could one day patrol the icy waters of Canada’s eastern Arctic, to help keep an eye on the region’s growing shipping traffic—and to be on the lookout for foreign submarines.

It’s part of a plan that Canada’s Department of National Defence calls its...

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FEATURES November 27, 2017 - 1:01 pm

Cookbook to showcase intimate Inuit connection to country food

GN paying foodie consultants to gather stories, recipes from across territory

BETH BROWN

Have you ever glazed your baked char with mayonnaise and onion soup mix? Or used a cup of seal blood to thicken up a hearty stew?

Some Nunavummiut have, and they’ll be sharing these and other recipes and cooking tips from kitchens, campsites and community halls across the territory in a new...

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FEATURES November 27, 2017 - 10:00 am

New Nunavut pre-school melds Montessori with IQ

"They're playing but they're actually learning"

JANE GEORGE

When you enter the children’s room at Clyde River’s Ilisaqsivik Society, you may wish to whisper: you’ll find everything is quiet, although several young children are around the room, engrossed in play.

The children, accompanied by a parent or guardian, are engaged in activities using equipment...

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FEATURES November 24, 2017 - 11:30 am

Community-led justice plays a key role in Nunavik’s court system

“They’re not just criminals—they’re trying to improve their lives everyday"

SARAH ROGERS

PUVIRNITUQ—A young woman from Akulivik looks nervous on the stand as a prosecutor reads her charges.

The 21-year-old faces her second impaired driving charge, though her first as an adult offender.

Typically, a second charge would mean detention time, but in this case the woman’s lawyer asks the...

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FEATURES November 22, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Inuk teen from Nunavut wants to serve and protect

“I feel like we need more Inuit cops, and I want our women to feel safer”

BETH BROWN

She knows it won’t be easy, but Arviat youth Sylvia Kablutsiak is eyeing a career with the RCMP.

“Growing up in Nunavut, I feel like we need more Inuit cops, and I want our women to feel safer,” the 16-year-old told Nunatsiaq News over the phone from her home community.

Earlier in November, the...

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