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Iqaluit September 03, 2015 - 11:26 am

Fit to win: Iqaluit firefighters grab gold in St. John’s

“It was not an easy competition, it was neck-and-neck all the way,”

THOMAS ROHNER

Iqalungmiut can rest easy: the city’s firefighters are on top of their game.

Four firefighters from Iqaluit’s fire department returned home triumphant in August after claiming gold in a team relay event at a regional firefighting skills competition in St. John’s, Nfld.

The victory, a first for...

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Around the Arctic September 03, 2015 - 9:45 am

Manitoba Inuit Association moves in with Winnipeg Art Gallery

"The co-location embodies the spirit in which our two organizations work together"

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery has a new roommate: the Manitoba Inuit Association.

With its new location in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Studio building at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and St. Mary Avenue, the MIA plans to share more than just a space with the gallery, known widely as the WAG.

The...

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Climate Change September 03, 2015 - 8:00 am

Northern Tory candidates slam NDP-Lib cap-and-trade plans

Conservative trio accuses opponents of proposing a “carbon tax”

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The day after United States President Barack Obama said in Alaska that climate change “will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other,” the three Conservative candidates in the northern territories put out a statement Sept. 1 accusing their opponents of proposing a...

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Iqaluit September 03, 2015 - 7:00 am

Iqaluit: don’t forget that “other” vote on Oct. 19

Municipal election Oct. 19; nominations due by Sept. 14

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While you’re thinking deeply about who you want to send to Ottawa on Oct. 19 to represent Nunavut in Parliament, don’t forget, if you live in Iqaluit, that another vote will occur that same day.

And it’s an election that might have more direct impact on your day-to-day life than what happens in...

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Nunavut September 02, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut government wants you to cycle the globe for suicide prevention

GN hosts annual event to encourage connections with those in need

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The Government of Nunavut wants you to get active for suicide prevention.

The GN is once again inviting Nunavummiut to take part in Cycle Around the Globe, held in advance of World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

That’s when community teams are encouraged to cycle, run or walk a total of 4,200...

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Nunavut September 02, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Nunavut college won’t re-open Ukkivik residence in Iqaluit

Administrators want to bring students closer to main campus building

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut Arctic College won’t re-open its Ukkivik residence in Iqaluit this year, nor anytime soon, the college said this week.

This past April, a fire broke out in the student residence and program space.

No students or staff were injured, but the building’s sprinkler system ran for a long time,...

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Nunavut September 02, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Inuit org leaders opt to fly first-class in “extraordinary cases”

“We should take proper care of ourselves,” NTI president says

STEVE DUCHARME

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.‘s elected leaders will now have the option of upgrading their flights from coach to executive class thanks to a recent amendment to their travel policy, passed Sept 2.

The new amendment, brought forth at an NTI board of directors meeting by NTI President Cathy Towtongie and...

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Nunavut September 02, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Photo: Passing on the comms torch

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Nunavik September 02, 2015 - 11:40 am

Quebec minister’s visit to Nunavik highlights infrastructure, training needs

"We, as a government, are there to provide help, but it’s a two-way street"

SARAH ROGERS

Quebec’s health minister says his recent trip to Nunavik will help to better inform the government’s response to the region’s health care needs.

But Nunavimmiut must meet the province half way, said Dr. Gaétan Barrette.

Barrette, accompanied by Aboriginal affairs minister Geoffrey Kelley and...

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Nunavut September 02, 2015 - 10:33 am

Inuit org president urges go-slow approach to Roman orthography

Cathy Towtongie: “Nunavut is not ready at this time”

STEVE DUCHARME

Delegates attending a Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. board of directors meeting in Iqaluit this week, including the organization’s president, are skeptical about a recent recommendation from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami on the adoption of Roman orthography to create a unified writing system for...

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Climate Change September 02, 2015 - 8:10 am

Obama, Arctic delegates call for “urgent action” on climate change

“Any so-called leader who does not take this issue seriously or treats it like a joke is not fit to lead”

JIM BELL

After hearing United States President Barack Obama declare that climate change is the defining issue of the century, leaders from 19 nation states and the European Union — including Canada — said in a joint statement Aug. 31 that they’re committed to “urgent action” aimed at slowing the pace of...

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Nunavut September 02, 2015 - 7:00 am

Inuit org: work on $175-million training fund will take time

“We’re very preliminary right now. We’ve got to get this right”

STEVE DUCHARME

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.‘s board of directors is stressing knowledge before action, following last May’s $255.5 million settlement with the Government of Canada and the creation of a new $175-million training fund to help Inuit get Nunavut government jobs.

To manage the training money, NTI is...

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Nunavut September 02, 2015 - 6:45 am

Photo: Berry-picking season in Sanikiluaq

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Nunavut September 01, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Attention Nunavut students: NWMB scholarships now available

Jim Noble scholarships worth $5,000 each for two wildlife management students

THOMAS ROHNER

If you’re interested in studying wildlife management, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board has some good news for you.

The board will award the first-ever Jim Noble NWMB Scholarship, worth $5,000 each, to two Nunavut students who are currently studying, or about to start studying, wildlife...

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Nunavut September 01, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Nunavut murder suspect appears in court

Pablo Kappi charged with second degree murder of Joseph Patterk

SARAH ROGERS

The July death of a Rankin Inlet man is Nunavut’s first homicide case of 2015 to make it to a courtroom.

Pablo Kappi, 25, is charged with the second-degree murder of Joseph Patterk, 26, following an early morning incident in Rankin Inlet that left Patterk in “medical distress.”

He later died from...

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Nunavik September 01, 2015 - 10:32 am

Photo: A new logo for Nunavik’s health board

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Nunavut September 01, 2015 - 10:30 am

Nunavut sets new plan, zones, quotas for muskox hunt

"This regime reflects current harvesting practices in Nunavut"

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New quotas for the muskox hunt come into effect throughout Nunavut Sept. 1 — and the Nunavut region that will still see the largest quota for muskox remains the Kitikmeot region, with more than 600 muskox allotted to the western Nunavut areas of Victoria Island, Kugluktuk and the mainland.

The...

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Nunavik September 01, 2015 - 8:05 am

Housing model goes on trial in Nunavik community

Units designed to withstand cold and offer more space to tenants

SARAH ROGERS

Quebec’s social housing agency has teamed up with Makivik Corp. and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau to unveil a new housing model that it says is better suited to the North.

The Société d’habitation du Québec has been working on the project since 2012, when regional organizations held a...

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Nunavut September 01, 2015 - 7:00 am

Nunavut mayor says seismic impact research is welcome to Inuit

“It gives us answers; it gives us an ability to judge whether we can live with this"

LISA GREGOIRE

The mayor of Clyde River says some of what he’s been reading in a recent Greenpeace-commissioned report on seismic blasting and other human-made impacts on whales reflects what Inuit have been observing for years.

And Jerry Natanine said Aug. 27 he wishes the people who held community information...

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Nunavut August 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Your online Nunatsiaq News favourites between Aug. 23 and Aug. 30

Thousands followed the tragic story of a family in Pond Inlet and the efforts to help

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By far, a story about a tent fire near Pond Inlet that led to the deaths of four members of a young family, and gave rise to fundraising effort was the most read of our top five stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between Aug. 23 and Aug. 30.

According to Google Analytics, which provides information...

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