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Around the Arctic April 24, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Arctic Council ends Iqaluit ministerial meeting on conciliatory note

"No room for conflict and confrontation"

JANE GEORGE

In the end, those who thought that the April 24 Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Iqaluit would be disrupted by disputes with Russia over its actions in Ukraine were wrong.

“No matter what is happening in the outside world, Arctic co-operation must continue,” said Sergei Donskoi, Russia’s...

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Iqaluit April 24, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Nunavut government warns Inuksugait Plaza area residents to boil water

City shut down water to nine buildings for water main repairs

PETER VARGA

(Updated 4:40 p.m., April 24)

A boil water advisory issued for parts of Iqaluit April 23 will remain in effect until further notice, said an April 24 public health advisory from Nunavut’s health department.

The advisory is directed at buildings in and around the Inuksugait Plaza as municipal...

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Iqaluit April 24, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Aglukkaq delivers farewell speech to Arctic Council, says people come first

"We must continue to support the economic and social development and environmental protection of our Arctic peoples"

JANE GEORGE

“I am proud Canada has advocated putting Northerners at the forefront of the Arctic Council agenda.”

That’s how Leona Aglukkaq, Nunavut MP and Canada’s minister for the Arctic Council, started off her address to ministers gathered in the Nunavut legislature in Iqaluit April 24.

“No one knows...

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Nunavut April 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Greenland, Nunavut reinforce necessity of seal trade for Inuit

"There is no better example of sustainable resource”

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With Arctic watchers looking toward Iqaluit and the Arctic Council ministerial today, the governments of Greenland and Nunavut are taking the opportunity to raise the ongoing contentious issue of seal harvesting and selling seal pelts in Europe.

A joint statement from the two governments, released...

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Around the Arctic April 24, 2015 - 11:16 am

Photo: Kerry arrives in Iqaluit for Arctic Council

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Around the Arctic April 24, 2015 - 10:45 am

Greenpeace urges U.S. Arctic Council focus on environmental protection

Group slams Canada's chair for granting "the oil industry unfettered access to Arctic leaders"

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Actors linked with the environmental activist group Greenpeace are urging the United States to focus on environmental protection after it takes the chair of the Arctic Council in Iqaluit April 24.

British actor Emma Thompson published an open letter to retired Coast Guard admiral Robert Papp, the...

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Nunavik April 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

Nunavik’s co-op network reports growing returns

FCNQ hosts it annual meeting in Inukjuak

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Nunavik’s Fédération des co-opératives du Nouveau-Québec, or Ilagiisaq, says it’s enjoyed another successful year with its 14 member cooperatives bringing in total revenues of $96.8 million.

That’s up eight per cent from the previous year, the FNCQ said in an April 17 release.

The FCNQ’s board...

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Nunavut April 24, 2015 - 9:38 am

Photo: A traditional Inuit camp for Arctic Council ministers

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Nunavut April 24, 2015 - 9:00 am

New report outlines what Arctic Council has done, and failed to do

From science to policy, Arctic Council continues to evolve

LISA GREGOIRE

The Arctic Council, through its working groups and task forces, has put together a tremendous body of Arctic knowledge and research.

And the Council, which meets April 24 in Iqaluit has even managed to conclude legally-binding agreements for the betterment of the North and its peoples, says a new...

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Iqaluit April 24, 2015 - 7:02 am

Nunavut MP, premier, Iqaluit mayor host Arctic council event

Public invited to the Anglican parish hall April 25

THOMAS ROHNER

If you like a dash of politics with your fresh bannock and tea, come to Iqaluit’s Anglican Parish Hall April 25.

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, Premier Peter Taptuna and Iqaluit Mayor Mary Wilman plan to host a bannock and tea event at the hall, a joint news release from the federal government, the...

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Climate Change April 24, 2015 - 5:45 am

Arctic Council black carbon deal a breakthrough, U.S. lawyer says

“This is really an extraordinary step for the eight nations”

JIM BELL

OTTAWA — A deal on reducing black carbon emissions that Arctic Council ministers are expected to sign April 24 in Iqaluit represents a major breakthrough, a Washington-based environmental lawyer, Erika Rosenthal, said April 22.

That’s because it’s the first time that the council’s eight member...

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Around the Arctic April 23, 2015 - 8:17 pm

Photo: First Arctic Council ministers descend on Iqaluit

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Iqaluit April 23, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Nunavut leaders set to greet Arctic Council delegations

Aglukkaq, Nunavut premier and Iqaluit mayor to meet ministers at airport

PETER VARGA

Nunavut’s leaders are set to welcome four large delegations at the Iqaluit Airport, April 23 and April 24, for this week’s ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council.

“On behalf of the Government of Nunavut, and all Nunavummiut, I welcome the members of the Arctic Council to Iqaluit for their ninth......

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Nunavut April 23, 2015 - 2:06 pm

QIA “whole-heartedly” supports Clyde River appeal

Despite implications made to the contrary in court April 20

SARAH ROGERS

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association has reiterated its support for an appeal heard at the Federal Court of Appeal earlier this week, which aims to stop seismic testing off the east coast of Baffin Island.

A lawyer representing the Hamlet of Clyde River, Mayor Jerry Natanine and the local Nammautaq...

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Around the Arctic April 23, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Inuit national leader to environmentalists: don’t put Inuit into a bind

“I want to unravel that bind for you today”

JIM BELL

OTTAWA — Terry Audla, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, used an Earth Day event in Ottawa April 22 to remind environmentalists and researchers that misinformed Arctic environmental campaigns have inflicted serious damage on Inuit.

“Those unfamiliar with the Arctic may not be aware that...

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Nunavut April 23, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Photo: Igloo, qulliq await Arctic Council ministers

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Around the Arctic April 23, 2015 - 11:38 am

Anger over Russia’s Ukraine actions could spill over to Arctic Council

Poll finds desire for co-operation, but Canada may "deliver our tough message"

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Will top ministers confront Russia at the April 24 ministerial in Iqaluit about its actions in Ukraine? Or won’t they?

That’s the question circulating the day before the ministers, including United States Secretary of State John Kerry, are set to meet in the Nunavut capital.

“Russia will loom...

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Nunavik April 23, 2015 - 10:30 am

Nunavik board says Zamboni fumes contributed to hockey illnesses

"A combination of factors contributed to this event"

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Fumes from a Zamboni ice-grooming machine appears to have caused some hockey players to get sick at a recent tournament in the Nunavik community of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik’s regional health board says.

Co-ordinators of the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program cancelled the April 11 bantam......

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Around the Arctic April 23, 2015 - 9:37 am

Arctic Human Development Report ends with call to look at Arctic youth

Arctic ministers will accept report April 24 in Iqaluit

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Youth — who comprise more than half of the four million people living in the circumpolar world today — are likely to become the primary focus of the Arctic Council over the next 10 years, the latest Arctic Human Development Report suggests.

Of the population of Arctic indigenous peoples, the...

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Nunavut April 23, 2015 - 9:36 am

Photo: Arctic Bay on display in downtown Ottawa

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