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Nunavut January 18, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut’s Inuit-style western film up for Canadian screen awards

Maliglutit nominated for best motion picture, original screenplay

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Igloolik filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s latest feature film Maliglutit is up for two 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced Jan. 17.

Maliglutit, or Searchers as it’s known in English, received two nominations: for Best Motion Picture and another for...

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Nunavut January 18, 2017 - 1:10 pm

QIA, Baffinland offer support to Nunavut Inuit-owned business

Workshops will offer help with contracting, procurement process

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Contracting and procurement can be a tricky process, especially for new businesses.

To help them out, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. will co-host community workshops this month, offering support and guidance to Inuit-owned businesses interested in learning how to...

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Nunavut January 18, 2017 - 11:45 am

Former CamBay housing manager fraud charge moved to April

Jim Peckham hearing moved to April 3

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A former Cambridge Bay housing association manager accused of fraud will appear in court April 3 in Cambridge Bay after his case was pushed forward again during last week’s circuit court session.

Jim Peckham, 59, is accused of fraud in excess $5,000.

A court document obtained by Nunatsiaq News...

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Iqaluit January 18, 2017 - 10:00 am

Want to ward off flu? Stop in for a flu shot, says GN

Iqaluit public health offering free evening clinics Jan. 18 and 19

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

If you hope to avoid that nasty flu bug this winter, Iqalungmiut can stop in to get their flu shot from the city’s public health clinic during this week.

Iqaluit’s public health unit offers the flu vaccine, free of charge, from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30...

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Nunavut January 18, 2017 - 8:30 am

Marvel Comics artist hired for Nunavut Polarman film

Dan Day and Pangnirtung's Andrew Qappik to work on virtual reality project

LISA GREGOIRE

Dan Day, famed Marvel Comics artist who has drawn Wolverine, Swamp Thing and Captain America, is about to add a new superhero to his resumé: Polarman.

Day is one of three artists contributing comic panels for a virtual reality film Pinnguaq is making about Iqaluit’s famous homegrown crime fighter...

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Nunavut January 18, 2017 - 7:00 am

Shake it up: a look at Nunavut’s earthquake history

"An event of this size, magnitude 5.9, happens on average once every 300 years”

STEVE DUCHARME

If you live in the High Arctic and worry about a repeat of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that interrupted your dinnertime Jan. 8, don’t fret—the last one was a long time ago and a similar earthquake isn’t likely to happen again in your lifetime.

Nicholas Ackerley, a seismologist at Natural...

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Nunavut January 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut Arctic College apologizes for last-minute course cancellation

“The college has a duty to support and facilitate the needs of students"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut Arctic College’s board of directors has apologized to students enrolled in the college’s Inuit Studies program, which was abruptly cancelled earlier this month after students returned for the winter semester.

College administrators cancelled the winter 2017 term of the Inuit Studies...

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Nunavut January 17, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Legal Ease, Jan. 17

Help! A fact-finding meeting?

JAMES MORTON

I frequently get calls from people who are going into a fact-finding meeting about a complaint made against them at work.

What should you do if you are facing this type of a meeting?

First, remember that investigating allegations of bad behaviour at work is not necessarily a...

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Nunavut January 17, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut attempted murder case back in court in February

Baker Lake's Gordon Panika caused an armed standoff in November

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A man charged with attempted murder following an early morning standoff last November in Baker Lake will make his next appearance next month at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.

Gordon Panika faces one count of attempted murder, after being alleged to have shot Theophile “Theo” Panika...

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Nunavut January 17, 2017 - 11:30 am

Sabina confident proposed Nunavut gold mine will go ahead

Company pledges jobs, infrastructure and "best-in-class approach to protecting the environment"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. says it’s confident that any issues and concerns about its Back River gold mine project can and will be addressed.

The mining company says it’s “extremely pleased” with Ottawa’s latest move: Indigenous and Northern Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett sent the project’s...

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Nunavut January 17, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut court will hear CHARS worker safety charges in March

WSCC charged company, subcontractors constructing the Canadian High Arctic Research Station with safety violations

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

More than six months after the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission laid charges against the company constructing Cambridge Bay’s Canadian High Arctic Research Station and some of its subcontractors in connection with a worker’s injury that took place in August 2015, the case is still before...

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Nunavut January 17, 2017 - 8:30 am

Canadian Ranger faces charges for Nunavut caribou harvesting

Court documents show two Rangers present when Baffin caribou shot

STEVE DUCHARME

An Igloolik man facing charges for illegally harvesting a Baffin Island caribou during a government hunting ban in 2015 committed the act while performing his duties as a Canadian Ranger, newly submitted court documents reveal.

Michael Irngaut—facing two counts under the Nunavut Wildlife Act—was...

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Nunavut January 17, 2017 - 7:00 am

Nunavut reaches new health funding deal with Ottawa

"Additional funding for home care and mental health initiatives is welcome in Nunavut"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Government of Nunavut will get some small extra amounts of money for home care and mental health over the next 10 years, following an agreement Jan. 16 between Ottawa and the governments of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon on health care funding.

Under the deal, Nunavut will get...

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Around the Arctic January 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15

Police search for robber leads most-read online stories

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A plea by police, who released a security camera’s photo of a man stealing boxes from an Iqaluit airport hangar, became the most-read story of the week, by far, according to Google Analytics which tracks online traffic on Nunatsiaqonline.ca.

The RCMP still hopes someone will be able to help them...

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Nunavut January 16, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Keep youth from smoking, Nunavut government urges

"Teach our children traditional values of living healthy and tobacco-free lives"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

If you live in Nunavut, encourage youth to stay tobacco-free: That’s because the earlier you start smoking, the harder it is to quit.

“Cigarettes are addicting, even after a few times using them” is the message from the Government of Nunavut during National Non-Smoking Week, Jan. 15 to Jan....

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Iqaluit January 16, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Making art from tiny, shiny things in Nunavut’s capital

“Beading was almost lost but it has been revived in the past 20 years”

LISA GREGOIRE

Elisha Kilabuk bends over a plastic grocery bag flattened on a table onto which he’s deposited pools of blue and white beads. With a long, narrow beading needle he has bent for this purpose, he deftly skewers five beads.

A pair of visitors in parkas stand by the table where he’s seated at the...

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Around the Arctic January 16, 2017 - 11:45 am

WWF on Nunavut gold project: don’t create new threats to caribou

Conservation group opposes "untested and unproven" protection measures for Sabina's Back River

JIM BELL

Just a few days after the federal government rejected the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s recommendation that the Back River gold project not go ahead, the World Wildlife Fund has weighed in with a statement that warns against creating new threats that could damage the region’s shrinking caribou...

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Nunavut January 16, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nasty influenza bug flattening Nunavummiut: beware

GN issues health advisory, warns residents to take precautions

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Washing your hands? Covering your cough? Stay home if you’re sick? Just making sure, says the Government of Nunavut.

The GN’s department of Health issued a public health advisory Jan. 13 warning Nunavummiut of an increase in respiratory illness across the territory—likely caused by the influenza...

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Iqaluit January 16, 2017 - 8:30 am

Small steps: Iqaluit shelter society welcomes help for the homeless

“These men are at risk just by virtue of being alive right now and we should care. We should act”

LISA GREGOIRE

A promise from Iqaluit councillors to take the issue of homelessness more seriously is giving renewed hope to the society that runs the city’s men’s shelter.

But more than anything, the shelter needs local citizens to take the issue seriously too by offering their skills and time to help sustain...

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Nunavut January 16, 2017 - 7:00 am

Nunavut police arrest two Rankin Inlet men on drug charges

Police seized weed and cash Jan. 11

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Police in Rankin Inlet have seized weed, drug paraphernalia and cash.

On Jan. 11, as part of an investigation in Rankin Inlet, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the community, a Jan. 13 news release from the RCMP said.

The search resulted in the seizure of 295 individually...

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