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Nunavut January 30, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Food packages helping to feed hungry Nunavummiut, here and now

“What we're doing is not the answer... however that takes time"

SARAH ROGERS

You could call it a food love-in.

It’s a scene now posted regularly to the popular Facebook group Helping Our Northern Neighbours: a photo of an Inuk child sitting on the floor at home, surrounded by non-perishable food items like boxes of cereal, pasta and canned vegetables.

Above the photo, a...

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Nunavut January 30, 2015 - 12:45 pm

The future of Baffin caribou to be hashed out at Iqaluit meeting

Wildlife board to hold hearings March 11 and March 12 on caribou management plan

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With a hunting moratorium now in place for caribou on Baffin Island as a stop-gap measure to protect the dwindling herds, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board now must consider a long-term plan for the eastern Arctic’s iconic species and long-time provider of country food.

The NWMB will host...

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Nunavik January 30, 2015 - 11:14 am

Nunavik women’s group to host second-ever conference

Five-day conference will offer forum for women's issues, training and workshops

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Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik is hosting its second regional women’s conference this winter in the Hudson Bay community of Akulivik.

Saturviit is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to give voice to Inuit women and children and to support positive, healthy communities.

The...

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Nunavut January 30, 2015 - 7:13 am

Nunavut power utility responds to smart meter worries

“QEC has not encountered any safety issues"

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In an effort to quell health and safety concerns, Nunavut’s Qulliq Energy Corp. says its new smart meters are transmitted through existing power lines and not through radio frequency or wireless signal.

The energy corporation announced last month that it’s started a pilot project to install 27 new......

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Nunavut January 30, 2015 - 5:55 am

Iqaluit principal picks up national award

Sonja Lonsdale one of 40 recipients of Canada’s Outstanding Principal award

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The principal at Joamie school in Iqaluit has been recognized as one of the country’s top school administrators.

Sonja Lonsdale, who has served as principal at Joamie for the last three years, is one of 40 recipients of Canada’s Outstanding Principal awards, given out each year by the Learning...

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Climate Change January 29, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Arctic sea ice loss is erratic, but that’s normal: study

"The Arctic is a variable place"

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Arctic sea ice disappeared at an alarming rate between 2001 and 2007, and then stayed relatively stable until 2013.

But that doesn’t mean global warming has stopped, according to new research led by Environment Canada and the University of Colorado in Boulder.

A new paper published in the...

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Iqaluit January 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Suicide in Nunavut: film spurs open and frank discussion

Nunavut premiere of Sol documentary draws capacity crowd in Iqaluit

THOMAS ROHNER

When the lights came on at the Astro Theatre in Iqaluit at the conclusion of Sol — a documentary about the death of Igloolik artist Solomon Uyarasuk — silence hovered over the auditorium, full to its 115-person capacity.

As a result, the discussion on suicide that Embrace Life Council and movie...

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Nunavut January 29, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Nunavut murder trial postponed until next year

Jeffrey Salomonie to be tried for murder in the May 2009 death of Daisy Curley

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Jeffrey Salomonie’s murder trial, to decide a charge laid in connection with the 2009 death of Daisy Curley in Iqaluit, has been adjourned for a year.

Defence lawyer James Morton and Crown lawyer Paul Bychok, each confirmed the trial, which was set to begin Feb. 2 at the Nunavut Court of Justice...

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Nunavut January 29, 2015 - 8:02 am

Nunavut teens off to Ottawa for leadership program

“I’m most looking forward to meeting new people”

KELCEY WRIGHT

Special to Nunatsiaq News

CAMBRIDGE BAY — The goal is to help turn teenagers into informed and engaged citizens, and future leaders.

And next week, Danielle Omilgoetok and Alysha Maksagak, Grade 10 students at Kiilinik High School in Cambridge Bay, will be the next Nunavut teenagers to be part of...

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Nunavut January 29, 2015 - 6:58 am

Nunavut beneficiary fears impact of uranium in her backyard

“We need to make sure we’re ready. The minerals and resources aren’t going anywhere"

LISA GREGOIRE

In September 2005, Paula Kigjugalik Hughson flew over Akulliqpaq Qamaniq and Qamaniq Tugliqpaaq with several members of her family, most notably her aging mother, Betty, and her mother’s brother, John Killulark.

That hour-long flight over those water bodies near Baker Lake, known in English as...

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Nunavik January 29, 2015 - 5:57 am

Nunavik woman sues for negligence following 2011 rape in police cruiser

“I think this is a first... we have nothing to compare it to"

SARAH ROGERS

A young Nunavik woman is suing the Kativik Regional Police Force for gross negligence, three years after a prisoner raped her in the back of a police car.

On Sept. 19, 2011, the woman, then 17, was visiting friends in Tasiujaq, on Nunavik’s Ungava Bay coast, when she became intoxicated and was ......

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Iqaluit January 28, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Trois-Soleils parents in Iqaluit want new school director and commissioners

“There’s no accountability, and that’s a fundamental problem"

SARAH ROGERS

A group of Iqaluit parents are calling for the resignation of Nunavut’s French school board director and its elected commissioners for what the group calls mismanagement of the territory’s only French school.

The Association des parents francophones du Nunavut (APFN) alleges that Nunavut’s...

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Nunavut January 28, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Valcourt says yes to second Nunavut gold mine

AAND minister accepts review board’s recommendations for Meliadine project

THOMAS ROHNER

Nunavut’s future appears flecked with more gold after the process leading towards a second gold mine in the territory took a big step forward this week.

That’s after the federal government accepted the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s recommendations — submitted in October 2014 and anchored by 127...

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Nunavik January 28, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Photo: Makivik Corp. eyes urban Inuit art project

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Nunavik January 28, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Photo: Nunavik Nordiks gear up for Atom tournament

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Nunavut January 28, 2015 - 11:35 am

TMAC still beavering away at Kitikmeot’s Hope Bay project

Company increases resource estimate, plans pre-feasibility study on western Nunavut gold project

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The privately-held TMAC Resources Inc. still believes they can one day turn the on-again, off-again Hope Bay gold project into a viable commercial mining operation, the company suggested Jan. 26, in a news release.

TMAC said exploration work done last year has led to a big increase in its measured...

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Nunavut January 28, 2015 - 9:27 am

Peregrine touts growth in diamond resource estimates at Nunavut’s Chidliak project

Company says more work needed to confirm economically viable deposit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Peregrine Diamonds Corp. reported this week that they’ve increased resource and tonnage estimates for three of their promising kimberlite pipes at the Chidliak project near Iqaluit — but also said they must do more work to confirm the existence of an economically viable diamond resource.

At its...

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Nunavik January 28, 2015 - 7:28 am

Quebec’s justice system must adapt to the North: report

Report notes cultural barriers, inability to navigate court system

SARAH ROGERS

The justice system that Quebec operates in its northern regions, including Nunavik, must be fixed to fit the cultural and administrative realities of the region, the province’s bar association says in a report.

The Barreau du Québec took stock of the province’s northernmost court system in 2013...

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Iqaluit January 28, 2015 - 5:59 am

Iqaluit councillors intent on raising garbage fees

Councillors hope fees will help pay for new incinerator

THOMAS ROHNER

Iqaluit city councillors hope a fee increase for garbage collection will help pay for the incinerator included in the city’s new waste management plan, which is aimed at avoiding another fiasco like last year’s “dumpcano” fire.

A bylaw amendment unanimously passed first and second reading at an...

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Iqaluit January 28, 2015 - 5:50 am

Photo: Advance buzz for Uyarasuk film prompts second screening

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