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Nunavik September 29, 2016 - 2:10 pm

Ample Nunavik childcare boosts number of women in labour force

Employment rate high among Inuit regions, despite lower education

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—The availability and accessibility of child care in Nunavik appears to be the biggest driver behind employment rates in the region—at least for women—a new statistical analysis suggests.

In research prepared for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Centre for the Study of Living Standards looked...

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Around the Arctic September 29, 2016 - 1:09 pm

At White House meeting, ministers commit to Arctic science, Indigenous knowledge

Collaboration with Indigenous peoples on climate change mitigation will happen, says Canada's science minister

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Ministers from 25 governments and Arctic Indigenous groups called for more international collaboration and the inclusion of Arctic Indigenous peoples in science and research decision-making in the Arctic at a major science meeting held Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C.

The science ministers...

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Nunavik September 29, 2016 - 11:50 am

Armed man threatens Nunavik community over four-day spree

“The community responded very well with trying to keep everyone safe"

SARAH ROGERS

An active shooter shut down much of the Nunavik community of Kangiqsualujjuaq over a four-day period earlier this week.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers first got a call late Sept. 23 about a man firing his weapon and uttering threats in the Ungava Bay community of 900.

Over the next four...

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Nunavik September 29, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavik regional radio service offers live streaming

Now TNI listeners can tune in from outside the region

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Nunavik’s regional radio is moving online, which means listeners can now stream its broadcasts—in Inuktitut—live from anywhere in the world.

Taqramiut Niipingat Inc. announced last week that it’s now streaming its broadcasts from its website at http://www.tni-rtn.com.

The broadcaster is now...

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 10:00 am

Meet the new Miss Teen Nunavut

Iqaluit teen hopes to use new platform to promote confidence among youth

SARAH ROGERS

Chantel Caza said she used to be shy and soft-spoken.

But not anymore. The Iqaluit teenage spent 10 days in Toronto this summer, where she was thrown into the limelight along with a group of 33 other young women, all competing to be the next Miss Teen Canada Globe.

Caza, 13, said she spent the...

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 8:30 am

Small enterprises at Kivalliq Trade Show hope to bloom in the future

“We figured we had to get bigger, so we could pay rent, or shut down."

THOMAS ROHNER

RANKIN INLET—Wandering among the Kivalliq Trade Show booths Sept. 27 at Rankin Inlet’s Singiituq Complex Community Hall, you notice a lot of the biggest names in Nunavut business. 

The Government of Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Lester Landau accounting firm and the federal government, for...

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Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut population bucks national trends, StatsCan report shows

Nunavut's population twice as young as the rest of Canada's

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Nunavut, you’re young and growing, with your population now standing at 37,082, the youngest of any Canadian territory or province.

And if the numbers of people in Nunavut continue to grow — as these did over this past year, by the 882 births recorded, it won’t be long before Nunavut’s population...

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Ottawa September 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm

In memory of Annie Pootoogook: savvy artist, impish trailblazer

"She was a very gentle and kind lady but deeper down, she had something to say and that’s what I think her art was about"

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA—She was influenced by a long line of strong, celebrated female artists and then stepped outside their shadows to win for herself a unique and permanent place in the fickle world of contemporary art.

And as Annie Pootoogook matured as an artist, curators, collectors and friends always...

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Nunavut September 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Nunavut Inuit question investigation, police response to Annie Pootoogook’s death

"There's no credibility"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut Inuit are calling on the Ottawa Police Service to take tougher action against one of its members accused of posting a racist online reaction to the death of artist Annie Pootoogook.

The acclaimed Cape Dorset artist was found dead in Ottawa’s Rideau River Sept. 19, in the city she had...

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Nunavut September 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Sept. 18 to Sept. 25

News on bomb threats on Sept. 22 draw thousands to Nunatsiaqonline.ca

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There’s little surprise about which of the past week’s stories ranked as the most-read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca, according to Google Analytics.

Everyone in Nunavut was impacted Sept. 22, when all schools closed due to territory-wide bomb threats, with the school threats later followed with a bomb...

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Nunavut September 28, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Iqaluit deep sea port on schedule, Nunavut official says

City councillors want more consultation on port, small craft harbour

STEVE DUCHARME

Work on Iqaluit’s future deep sea port is progressing steadily towards a completion date in 2020, representatives from Nunavut’s department of Community and Government Services told Iqaluit city councillors Sept. 27 in a project update.

“The time-frame remains unchanged,” the director of capital...

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Nunavut September 28, 2016 - 11:45 am

Who pays the cleanup bill? Nunavut board mulls Doris North cleanup fund

Two weeks after public hearing, reclamation bond still up in the air

JIM BELL

TMAC Resources Inc. said Sept. 23 they will agree to put up $30 million for a fund to pay for the future cleanup of the Doris North mine, even though they believe that sum is likely too high.

That comes nearly two weeks after the conclusion of a public hearing in front of the Nunavut Water Board...

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Nunavut September 28, 2016 - 10:00 am

Fundraising donations bring nourishment Western Nunavut food bank

Cambridge Bay's food bank fills a van, and more, with donations

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—Cadets fanned out around town collecting food donations from residents, volunteers canvassed businesses for money, and the community elders van filled up with food during this past week’s “fill the van campaign” for the Cambridge Bay Wellness Centre’s food bank.

Every Thursday...

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Nunavut September 28, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut stresses prevention on World Rabies Day, Sept. 28

Vaccinate pets, teach kids to avoid unfamiliar animals

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On Sept. 28, World Rabies Day, the Government of Nunavut is urging Nunavummiut to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting their pets vaccinated.

Rabies, a deadly virus that can infect animals and humans, affects the central nervous system, causing a disease in the brain which can prove...

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Nunavut September 28, 2016 - 7:00 am

Iqaluit French school loses students due to lack of space: CSFN

"We have trouble understanding why the Grade 9 students are being denied access"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut’s French-language school board says that, for a third year running, no Grade 9 students will be enrolled at the board’s only school in Iqaluit, École des Trois-Soleils, even though accommodating them right now will not require the use of extra space at Inuksuk High School.

But it’s not for...

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Nunavut September 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Suicide prevention requires federal help, Nunavut and northern leaders say

“There are many factors we can point to”

STEVE DUCHARME

Northern Canada needs more money, cultural support and long-term funding stability from the federal government if it hopes to reduce the alarmingly high rate of suicide throughout the territory.

That’s according to the Nunavut cabinet minister responsible for suicide prevention, George Hickes, and...

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Nunavik September 27, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Tundra harvests make dollars and scents for Kuujjuaq producers

"We couldn’t afford to use it so we decided to produce it"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—Emina Gordon, 14, like many Nunavimmiut, grew up picking berries in the late summer and fall around her home community of Kuujjuaq.

There’s one plant, however, that Gordon had never picked before, until this year: Labrador tea, a hearty and fragrant shrub that covers the tundra.

But the...

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Nunavut September 27, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Manitoba-Kivalliq road a popular topic at Kivalliq Trade Show

"If you build it they will come!”

THOMAS ROHNER

RANKIN INLET—Sudhir Sandhu, one of the opening speakers at the 2016 Kivalliq Trade Show that got underway in Rankin Inlet Sept. 26, touched a nerve among the 100 or so people gathered at the Siniktarvik Hotel.

Sandhu, CEO of the Manitoba Building Trade Association, spoke in favour of the...

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Nunavut September 27, 2016 - 11:45 am

Arctic char from Nunavut’s Kitikmeot Foods gets sustainable stamp of approval

Ocean Wise program gives Victoria Island's wild-caught char a big thumbs-up

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People who live in Cambridge Bay know their pink-fleshed Arctic char is good—but now the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise has also assessed and recommended Arctic char from Cambridge Bay for its sustainability.

It’s the first assessment for wild-caught Arctic char in the world from a stock,...

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Nunavut September 27, 2016 - 11:30 am

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