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Nunavut May 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Nunavut youth helping to create huge downtown Toronto mural

“They don’t understand the power they have in the world as artists"

THOMAS ROHNER

A two-storey mural to be painted this summer in downtown Toronto by eight youth, including four from Cape Dorset, may include a one-of-a-kind Nunavut image: an Inuk grandfather carrying a broken-down snowmobile on his back through the streets of Cape Dorset.

Like many famous images depicted in...

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Nunavut May 25, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Inuit Broadcasting Corp. gets $1.3 million in federal money

Money will pay for 40 hours of Inuktitut-language programs

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Inuit Broadcasting Corp. will receive $1.3 million to produce 40 hours of new Inuktitut television programming.

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq made the announcement May 22, saying the IBC will receive $1,375,365 from the Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting section of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program,...

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Around the Arctic May 25, 2015 - 11:18 am

From Alaska to Finland, big Arctic military exercises get started

U.S.-Canada link up in pan-North American show of airspace defence

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Arctic airspace from Alaska to Finland will buzz with activity over the next week, as NORAD, the United States-Canada alliance aimed at protecting North American airspace, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European-North American defence alliance, each start major military...

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Around the Arctic May 25, 2015 - 10:30 am

Your choices: the five most-read stories on Nunatsiaq Online last week

Between May 16 and May 22, you wanted to read about people

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It was tales of people — good, troubled, lucky and unlucky — that attracted most of you to the Nunatsiaq Online website and the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page last week.

Here are the Nunatsiaq Online stories that you clicked, tapped or swiped most often, based on Google Analytics pageview data:

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Nunavut May 25, 2015 - 7:14 am

Are you a young Inuk Facebook user? Pauktuutit wants to hear from you

Online survey will help inform violence prevention activities

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada wants to look at how Inuit youth use social media to find out how the organization can do better outreach and violence prevention.

As part of its Makilirit Rise Up project, Pauktuutit, in collaboration with researchers from Carleton and Western universities, has...

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Nunavik May 25, 2015 - 6:04 am

Nunavik doctor shares decades of experience in Qinguajaaluk

Dr. Normand Tremblay retired in 2008, wrote memoir

JANE GEORGE

If you were looking for a young doctor from the South eager to work in the North, you couldn’t do better than to have hired Normand Tremblay.

For nearly 40 years, Tremblay practiced in Kuujjuaq, arriving when that community was still known as Fort Chimo.

At the time, there was no hospital at all...

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Nunavut May 22, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Inuit org wants Valcourt to reject Baffinland request for land use exemption

Baffinland wants AAND minister to over-ride the Nunavut Planning Commission

JIM BELL

(Updated 6:45 p.m., May 22)

Bernard Valcourt, the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development minister, now finds himself at the centre of a big regulatory fight over an ambitious and controversial expansion plan that Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. proposes for its Mary River iron mine.

The...

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Nunavut May 22, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Nunavut francophones offer slim support for school board lawsuit

Parents can submit written input until May 26

SARAH ROGERS

You could say that Nunavut’s French-language school board has support for a legal challenge it launched against the territorial government earlier this year — but you could also argue it doesn’t.

The Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut hosted a public consultation May 21 on its lawsuit...

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Nunavut May 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Iqaluit vet hopes to better serve Nunavut

“The biggest thing is public education"

SARAH ROGERS

When the latest outbreak of rabies hit two communities in the Baffin region earlier this month, it took days, maybe weeks, for that information to reach the person who might have been in the best position to help — Nunavut’s only resident veterinarian, Dr. Leia Cunningham.

In Pangnirtung, a rabid......

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Around the Arctic May 22, 2015 - 1:04 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, May 22

The Map Maker

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Quebec separatism has come back to the media headlines after Pierre Karl Péladeau was recently elected as the new leader of the Parti Québécois.

The separatist party was ousted by the Liberals in the last provincial election. The next election in Quebec is expected in about three years.

If the PQ...

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Iqaluit May 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Photo: Francophone Nunavummiut debate lawsuit at Iqaluit meeting

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Nunavut May 22, 2015 - 11:01 am

Nunavut RCMP grab weed, cash, and arrest three in Igloolik

"The drugs were destined for resale in Igloolik"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Police in Igloolik found and seized weed, drug paraphernalia and cash at a home in the community May 20 and made three arrests.

After members of the local RCMP detachment executed a search warrant and raided a local residence, they also arrested a woman from Igloolik and two men, not from Nunavut,...

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Nunavut May 22, 2015 - 10:29 am

The Nunavut legislature’s spring sitting: what’s ahead?

Reports on power plants, corrections, and child protection services to be tabled

THOMAS ROHNER

When Nunavut’s legislative assembly begins its spring sitting in Iqaluit May 26, MLAs and members of the public, will get a chance to pore over at least three important reports.

“We’re expecting government responses to the standing committee report on the Qulliq Energy Corp., and the response from...

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Around the Arctic May 22, 2015 - 9:56 am

Photo: Nunavut nursing student heads to Korea for circumpolar course

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Nunavik May 22, 2015 - 8:24 am

Nunavik police force insurer claims “no fault” in 2011 rape

"I’m a little bit surprised" plaintiff's lawyer says

SARAH ROGERS

Lawyers representing the Kativik Regional Police Force and its insurers have said the force is not at fault for a 2011 incident in which a young Nunavik woman was raped in the back of a police car.

That’s in response to a lawsuit the young woman filed in 2014 against the KPRF — and its parent...

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Around the Arctic May 22, 2015 - 7:12 am

Inuit dogs can trace ancestry back to ancient Siberian wolf

Greenlandic sled dogs share DNA with 35,000 wolf from the Taimyr Peninsula

JANE GEORGE

If you think Inuit sled dogs are special, you’re right.

They have an ancient lineage that stretches across the circumpolar world, from Siberia to Greenland.

That’s according to a new study, published May 21 in the academic journal Current Biology, which traces the descent of huskies back to...

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Nunavut May 22, 2015 - 5:48 am

Nunavut commission to Baffinland: we want to help, but we’re broke

Iron firm seeks land use amendment to allow 10-month shipping at Mary River

LISA GREGOIRE

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. wants to amend a land use plan so it can break winter ice and ship ore from its north Baffin port at Milne Inlet to points across the Atlantic Ocean for up to 10 months each year.

The Nunavut Planning Commission, which could consider such an amendment, says it really...

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Nunavut May 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Former Nunavut cabinet minister back in court June 4 for guilty pleas

Tom Sammurtok's lawyer says he will not contest impaired charges

THOMAS ROHNER

Former Nunavut cabinet minister Tom Sammurtok is expected to plead guilty to two charges he faces relating to impaired driving, Sammurtok’s defence lawyer said in an Iqaluit courtroom May 21.

Sammurtok did not appear at the Nunavut Justice of the Peace Court May 21, but his defence lawyer, Alison...

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Nunavut May 21, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Nunavut RCMP lay six impaired charges in long weekend sweep

Seven other drivers lose their licenses for 24 hours

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RCMP in Nunavut charged six Nunavummiut with impaired driving over the May long weekend as part of their national driving enforcement day, held May 16.

Police set up checkpoints in communities across the territory last weekend, stopping more than 400 vehicles, the RCMP said in a May 20...

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Nunavut May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am

Iqaluit artist facing multiple assault charges gets a defence lawyer

Case adjourned until June 4 at Nunavut Court of Justice

THOMAS ROHNER

Jonathan Cruz, the well-known Iqaluit artist who faces multiple assault charges, will see his case come before the Nunavut Court of Justice again June 4 following proceedings May 21 before a justice of the peace.

Cruz, who started the successful NuSchool Design Agency, has painted prominent public...

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