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Nunavut February 15, 2018 - 8:10 am

Photo: A winter walk through Pond Inlet

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Around the Arctic February 15, 2018 - 8:00 am

Photo: Sealskin and fur creations at the Jokkmokk Winter Market

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Nunavut February 15, 2018 - 8:00 am

For Inuktut language month, QIA targets readers and writers

“Inuktitut is key to preserving our culture and identity as Inuit"

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The Qikiqtani Inuit Association is hosting a number of initiatives and events throughout the region this month to celebrate and promote Inuktut.

Across Nunavut, February is Inuktut-language month, Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq, and the theme of this year’s celebration is Inuit beliefs and myth.
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Nunavut February 14, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut’s status of women council seeks photos for women’s day exhibit

Photos of families on display March 8 at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit

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If you live in Nunavut and like to take photos, you may wish to enter the Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council photo competition for International Women’s Day 2018.

Selected photos, including the top 10 winning photos, will then go on display in an exhibition at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit...

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Nunavik February 14, 2018 - 1:45 pm

Montreal police locate missing Inuk teen

Eva Kudluk, 14, had been missing since Sunday, Feb. 11

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(Updated Feb. 14)

Montreal police have located a young Inuk woman who had been reported missing in Montreal since last weekend.

Eva Kudluk, 14, had been missing since Sunday, Feb. 11. Montreal police posted a photo of the young woman from their Twitter account on Feb. 12.

“We fear for her...

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Nunavut February 14, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Photo: Long-time employee honoured

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Montreal February 14, 2018 - 11:30 am

Accused murderer denies killing Nunavik woman in 2015

"It was a pretty good relationship, but we had our ups and downs"

COURTNEY EDGAR

Special to Nunatsiaq News

MONTREAL—Kwasi Benjamin, 32, who stands accused of second-degree murder in the May 2015 death of Nellie Angutiguluk, took to the witness box in his own defence on Tuesday, Feb. 13, insisting he did not strangle the woman and that he thought she was sleeping.

Angutiguluk,...

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Nunavik February 14, 2018 - 10:00 am

Photo: Accommodations made to Quebec air ambulance

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Nunavut February 14, 2018 - 9:30 am

MMIWG commissioners prepare to host first Nunavut hearing

“Sometimes it’s just a matter of reaching out and connecting with someone"

SARAH ROGERS

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is finally set to host its first full community hearing in Nunavut, when commissioners visit Rankin Inlet Feb. 19 to Feb. 22.

Rankin Inlet was initially the last stop on a nine-community hearing tour scheduled in December...

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Nunavik February 14, 2018 - 8:00 am

Photo: Cruising outside Kuujjuaq with qimmiit

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Montreal February 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Nunavik woman could have been killed in her sleep, expert says

Forensic pathologist finds no evidence of a struggle

COURTNEY EDGAR

Special to Nunatsiaq News

A forensic pathologist called by the Crown to give evidence in the second-degree murder trial of Kwasi Benjamin in Montreal testified that it’s possible that the alleged victim was strangled in her sleep when she died in May 2015.

Benjamin, 32, is accused of killing...

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Nunavut February 13, 2018 - 2:59 pm

Pond Inlet man faces charges for breaking and entering

RCMP responds to call from concerned resident

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A Pond Inlet man now faces charges for breaking and entering, after members of the RCMP responded to a call from a concerned resident in the late morning on Feb. 9.

Lanny Kippomee, 36, is also charged with possession of break-in tools, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of...

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Iqaluit February 13, 2018 - 2:30 pm

INAC says Iqaluit daycare not reserved for federal workers

"Let’s hope that’s true,” says Coun. Joanasie Akumalik

BETH BROWN

Iqaluit’s upcoming new INAC-funded 60-child daycare won’t be reserved for the children of federal employees, department spokesperson Spencer Dewar told Iqaluit city councillors Feb. 8 during an update to the committee responsible for planning and lands. 

“It’s going to be a community daycare and...

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Nunavut February 13, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Nunavut coroner investigates death of child

Four-year-old died on Sunday, Feb. 11 in Iqaluit

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The Office of the Chief Coroner of Nunavut is investigating the death of a young child in Iqaluit.

The four-year-old died on Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Qikiqtani General Hospital, the coroner’s office said in a Feb. 12 release. The coroner’s office has not identified the child, nor has released any...

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Nunavut February 13, 2018 - 10:30 am

Nunavut senator sparks homegrown debate on legal weed

"I don't think we're going to be rushing this bill"

STEVE DUCHARME

As fresh uncertainty looms over the feasibility of Ottawa’s July 1 deadline for the legalization of cannabis in Canada, Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson doubled-down at a meeting in Iqaluit on Sunday, stressing that Canada’s Senate will not give Bill C-45 a rubber-stamp.

“I don’t think we’re going...

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Around the Arctic February 13, 2018 - 9:25 am

North America’s Arctic leaders seek strength in co-operation

CIGI think-tank finds Greenland, Arctic Canada, Alaska are the poor cousins of the circumpolar world

JIM BELL

OTTAWA—Despite their differences, the North American Arctic’s five regional governments find there’s one problem they all share: they often get a raw deal from their national governments.

To counter that, government leaders from Alaska, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland have...

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Around the Arctic February 13, 2018 - 8:00 am

By 2020, new rules will push Arctic shipowners to use cleaner fuel

"Lower global sulphur limit will have a significant beneficial impact on the environment and on human health"

JANE GEORGE

In 2020, Arctic shipping should become a little cleaner following decisions made last week at a meeting of the International Marine Organization, the United Nations agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution.

It’s not the ban on heavy...

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Nunavut February 13, 2018 - 7:55 am

Photo: Called to the bar

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Nunavut February 12, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Want to do business in western Nunavut? Visit the Kitikmeot Trade Show

Cambridge Bay's three-day trade show kicks off with a 54-40 show

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The Kitikmeot Trade Show opened with a bang Sunday night as the Vancouver band 54-40 played a free community concert at the Luke Novoligak Community Centre.

54-40, which first played in an East Vancouver bar in 1981, now have three platinum-selling albums, Dear Dear, Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret, and...

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Nunavik February 12, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Nunavik delegates praise national Indigenous child welfare meeting

“It’s a Canada-wide problem that has to be dealt with"

SARAH ROGERS

A January meeting held to address the high number of Indigenous children taken into care reveals the federal government’s willingness to reform the system, say Nunavik delegates who attended.

Last month, the federal minister of Indigenous services, Jane Philpott, met with Indigenous leaders in...

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Nunavut February 12, 2018 - 11:30 am

Nunavut government promotes sexual and reproductive health

"Sexual health is an important part of our overall well-being"

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The Government of Nunavut is encouraging Nunavummiut to talk about “healthy relationships and us” this week, during Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week, Feb. 12 to Feb. 16.

“Sexual health is an important part of our overall well-being,” says the territory’s Department of Health, which...

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Nunavik February 12, 2018 - 10:00 am

Nunavik Inuit oppose Quebec’s new gun registry

"They’re not understanding that we are subsistence harvesters"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik Inuit continue to seek exemption from Quebec’s new gun registry, which has now come into effect.

Starting Jan. 29, gun owners across the province must register their weapons through a provincial database, though they have a one-year grace period to do this before they are penalized.

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Nunavut February 12, 2018 - 8:00 am

GN short-changes Iqaluit in contaminated land swap

"They've already used the land they want us to swap with. The airport is built on it"

BETH BROWN

A portion of land near Sylvia Grinnell Park that the Government of Nunavut wants to transfer to the City of Iqaluit is contaminated, an environmental assessment has revealed.

The 19.3-hectare parcel is part of a land-swap agreed upon between the municipality and the territorial government in a...

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Around the Arctic February 12, 2018 - 7:50 am

Photo: Nunatsiavut crafts on display

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Iqaluit February 12, 2018 - 7:09 am

Photo: High tide in Iqaluit

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