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FEATURES May 23, 2013 - 6:31 am

As the mine goes, so does this Arctic town

Kiruna, Sweden: living on iron since the 1890s

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ALEX BOYD

KIRUNA, SWEDEN — Mining may have built the northern Swedish town of Kiruna, but mining is now making Kiruna move.

After wrapping up official business at the Arctic Council meeting there on May 15, the ministers — including Nunavut MP and new Arctic Council chair Leona Aglukkaq — were...

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FEATURES April 12, 2013 - 4:33 pm

From Nunavut, Tanya Tagaq’s energy flows out into the world

"I just pray that what I am doing is helping in some way"

JUSTIN NOBEL

Singer and performer Tanya Tagaq has a new baby, a new album due out soon, and recently returned from a set of shows in New York City.

And that’s not all: next month she will perform in Ottawa at the Northern Scene, the gathering of 250 artists from across the Canadian Arctic in 50 events from...

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FEATURES April 05, 2013 - 9:29 am

Zen paintings reflect on 21st-century Iqaluit

Artist Ouellette puts on his second exhibit at Nunatta Sunakkutaangit

PETER VARGA

A view of 21st-century Iqaluit in watercolour sketches invites viewers to open their eyes and see Nunavut’s capital in a different light.

“Each drawing is kind of like a challenge to the people looking at them,” said François Ouellette, who welcomed visitors to his exhibit at the Nunatta...

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FEATURES April 03, 2013 - 4:02 pm

A week of good fun at Puvirnituq’s Snow Festival

Nunavik festival celebrates snow, local traditions

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ISABELLE DUBOIS

Ever since 1991, many participants in the Puvirnituq Snow Festival have tried their hand at building the most solid igloo or the tallest snow inuksuk.

And this year’s festival from March 25 to March 30 was no exception.

Its main event — for which the festival is best known for —...

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FEATURES April 01, 2013 - 12:12 pm

With Russia looming, Little Diomede defines remote

“They're keeping an eye on us”

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SUZANNA CALDWELL
Alaska Dispatch

DIOMEDE —  Alaska is a land of extremes, but here, extreme is just a way of life.

The tiny Ingalikmiut Eskimo [Inuit] village of roughly 120 people is about as far one can go without tipping off the edge of the Earth. Nestled in the middle of the Bering Strait,...

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