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Around the Arctic July 25, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Have you seen this girl?

Minnie Nauya, 17, missing in Montreal since July 11

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If you live in the Montreal area, keep an eye out for Minnie Nauya, a 17-year-old Inuk girl who has gone missing.

Nauya was last seen July 11, Montreal police said.

She stands 1.57 metres, or five feet, two inches tall and weighs about 114 pounds, or 52 kilograms, with black hair and brown

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Nunavut July 25, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Nunavut community set to add second dock to harbour

Pangnirtung hamlet office expects new installation this summer

PETER VARGA

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will add a second floating dock to Pangirtung’s small craft harbour in early August, doubling the number of berths for small vessels to 56.

The new structure will be identical to the floating dock that opened to some fanfare last fall, when government officials...

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Nunavik July 25, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Video of Inuk woman plucking bird on Montreal metro train goes viral

“It’s not like we get to eat our country food every day"

SARAH ROGERS

A young woman from Nunavik has grabbed the public’s attention after she reportedly plucked and ate a bird on a busy metro train in Montreal earlier this month.

The Service de police de la ville de Montréal has been investigating the July 1 incident since another passenger on the metro filmed the...

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Around the Arctic July 25, 2014 - 12:46 pm

ICC declaration calls more better cooperation, coordination among Inuit orgs

The Kitigaaryuit Declaration also calls on Inuit Circumpolar Council leadership to host a circumpolar Inuit economic summit

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The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s 12th general assembly closed July 24 in Inuvik with a declaration to promote better knowledge sharing between Inuit organizations and the rest of the world.

The quadrennial gathering of Inuit leaders from Canada, Greenland, Chukotka (Russia) and Alaska ended in the...

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Nunavut July 25, 2014 - 11:28 am

Nunavut MLA will not face jail time for P.E.I. impaired driving conviction

David Joanasie to pay fine, make $500 donation to charity, with 12-month driving licence suspension

SARAH ROGERS

South Baffin MLA David Joanasie will not serve jail time following a July 7 impaired driving incident while he was on vacation in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Joanasie, 31, was charged the same day with driving with a blood alcohol content higher than .08 per cent.

Joanasie entered a guilty plea in...

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Nunavut July 25, 2014 - 7:33 am

Nunavut court: Iqaluit murder accused admits he misled cops

Woman’s death followed three-day vodka binge

JIM BELL

When Justice John D. Rooke gives a verdict later on the morning of July 25 on Pitseolak Peter’s second degree murder charge, he’ll decide between an accused killer who changed his story and a Crown case built on a big collection of physical evidence.

Peter, 52, is accused of beating his common-law...

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Nunavut July 25, 2014 - 7:06 am

Meliadine gold mine’s environmental impact statement short on traditional knowledge: KIA

“Inuit communities of the Kivalliq region have many generations of accumulated observation"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

While Agnico Eagle Mines has made efforts to incorporate Inuit Qaujimanituqangit in the research and development of its Meliadine gold project, the Kivalliq Inuit Association has asked the company to consider using more traditional knowledge as the company seeks approval to open its second gold...

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Nunavik July 24, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Nunavik community cancels this year’s bowhead hunt

“It’s a big task that communities are reluctant to take the initiative to plan for"

SARAH ROGERS

Five years after Nunavik harvested its last bowhead whale, the community of Quaqtaq was preparing to host the hunt this fall — a first for the community of 375 people.

But the costs and planning required to prepare for the hunt proved too much for the Ungava Bay community, which means its...

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Iqaluit July 24, 2014 - 7:22 am

Fire prompts Iqaluit to make more space at smouldering dump site

City unveils solutions for wood waste, worker safety

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit’s public works department is working fast to create more space at its troubled landfill site, where a two-month-old dump fire continues to smoulder.

The latest changes, approved by city council at a July 22 meeting, include the purchase of a burner box for wood and paper waste, and an...

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Nunavut July 24, 2014 - 6:21 am

Arviat group get their hands dirty in the name of food security

“It’s lettuce that actually tastes like something"

SARAH ROGERS

Arviat’s new greenhouse project produced its first lettuce harvest earlier this month, but the produce went to an unlikely group.

Dozens of school-age children attending a local camp got the first taste of locally-grown salad, and the lettuce was gone by the end of the lunch hour.

While kids...

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Nunavut July 23, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Frustrated Nunavut protesters look to federal MP for support

“We’d rather protect our animals than fill our pockets with money"

SARAH ROGERS

Protesters in Clyde River had a question for their member of Parliament July 23: where are you?

Elders were among more than 100 residents who marched the Baffin community’s streets July 23 in opposition to planned seismic testing in the waters of eastern Nunavut.

Many of them chanted in...

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Nunavut July 23, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Iqaluit council says yes to cheaper dumpcano fix

Rejigged proposal would extinguish smouldering heap for $2.2 million, with 15 per cent contingency added

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit took its first step towards extinguishing its two-month-old dump fire July 22 at half the $4.5 million cost initially estimated by a landfill fire expert.

City council passed a pair of motions at a regular meeting that evening, requesting the territorial and federal governments help the...

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Nunavut July 23, 2014 - 7:12 am

Aglukkaq ignoring concerns of Nunavummiut: Greenpeace

“We are being called on to support communities where government is failing to protect the rights and interests of its own people"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Greenpeace fired back at Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq July 22, suggesting the federal environment minister has failed to respond to the concerns of Nunavummiut about proposed seismic activities in Baffin Bay.

The environmental group was responding to comments Aglukkaq made in a keynote speech to the...

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Nunavut July 23, 2014 - 6:41 am

Nunavut’s first mosque to start construction this summer in Iqaluit

Facility to be “epicentre of daily life” for Muslims in the community

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit will soon host Nunavut’s first mosque, with a little help from an Islamic charity that brought the country’s most northerly mosque to the Northwest Territories four years ago.

“For a Muslim community, especially in small remote cities and towns in Canada, a mosque is the epicentre of daily...

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Nunavut July 22, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Eastern Nunavut seismic testing postponed until summer 2015

MKI wants more time for benefits plan, NEB terms and conditions

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Multi-Klient Invest, a group of companies set to do seismic testing in the Canadian waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, say they are postponing the work, which was supposed to start this year, until the summer of 2015.

The National Energy Board approved MKI’s five-year testing plan on June

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Nunavut July 22, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Police investigate deadly car roll-over in Whale Cove

One man dies; woman medevaced south with life-threatening injuries

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RCMP in Nunavut are investigating a car accident in Whale Cove that killed a man from Arviat and injured a Whale Cove woman.

On mid-afternoon July 20, a vehicle with two passengers rolled over off the road that connects the Hudson Bay community to its airport.

An Arviat man was pronounced dead at...

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Nunavut July 22, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Nunavut court: Iqaluit murder accused told cops he didn’t do it

Pitseolak Peter last year denied causing injuries that led to Kathy Michael’s death

JIM BELL

Pitseolak Peter of Iqaluit told RCMP investigators soon after his arrest last year that he did not inflict the brutal injuries that led to the February 2013 death of his common-law partner inside an Ottawa hospital.

“One thing I know is, I didn’t do it,” Peter told an RCMP investigator in a...

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Nunavik July 22, 2014 - 11:29 am

Some social housing tenants in Nunavik to get partial rent freeze

Freeze will create time for stakeholders to “find a fair solution for all Nunavik households"

SARAH ROGERS

(updated at 4:50 p.m.)

The Quebec government has agreed to negotiate a new rent scale for Nunavik’s social housing tenants, Ungava MNA Jean Boucher announced July 22.

And in the meantime, the government will freeze rents for certain tenants, retroactive to July 1.

The move is in response to a...

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Around the Arctic July 22, 2014 - 11:26 am

Photo: Up, up and away at the ICC

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Nunavik July 22, 2014 - 11:25 am

Photo: Nunavimmiut youth ride in Kuujjuaq bike rally

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