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Nunavut May 19, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut stats still show lower life expectancy at birth: StatsCan

Life expectancy at birth in Nunavut remains 11 years less than in B.C.

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A child born in Nunavut between 2010 and 2012 can look forward to a life that’s 11 years shorter than a child born at the same time in British Columbia.

That’s according to the May 19 release of Life Tables from Statistics Canada.

StatsCan found that life expectancy at birth remained lower in...

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Nunavut May 19, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Iqaluit-based film wows international audience

Two Lovers and a Bear premieres at Cannes May 18

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Nunavut’s winter landscape shone on the international stage May 18, when the Iqaluit-filmed Two Lovers and Bear premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

The story, written and directed by Montreal’s Kim Nguyen, stars Tatiana Maslany (best known for the television series Orphan Black) and...

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Nunavut May 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Photo: On the move

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Around the Arctic May 19, 2016 - 1:25 pm

A better liver through chemistry: Pauktuutit takes aim at hepatitis C

National Inuit women's association develops partnerships, continues awareness campaign on viral infection

JIM BELL

OTTAWA — It’s a disease that often strikes in silence, and many victims learn of it only after many years, when their livers are scarred by cirrhosis or eaten away by cancer.

Hepatitis C, a chronic liver infection caused by a virus that wasn’t discovered until 1989, lives inside the bodies of more...

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Nunavut May 19, 2016 - 10:30 am

Nunavut orgs say they’ll implement Hall Beach inquest recommendations

“We remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of all individuals in RCMP custody"

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The organizations that make up the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy say they will work to implement the recommendations that came from a Hall Beach coroner’s inquest jury earlier this month.

The May inquest looked into the circumstances around the death of an 18-year-old local man, Tommy...

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Nunavut May 19, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut historical society to produce CHARS research guide

"Local people have much to teach incoming researchers" at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station

JANE GEORGE

A stream of researchers from many disciplines will start to head to Cambridge Bay after the opening of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station there in July 2017.

That’s why the Kitikmeot Heritage Society aims to develop a new research guide for scientists and researchers who plan to work in...

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Around the Arctic May 19, 2016 - 7:00 am

Alaska firm picks up Arctic Fibre, plans connection to Japan

Fibre optic project focused on Alaska, with future plans to expand eastwards through Northwest Passage

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Plans for a fibre optic network through the Canadian Arctic are still on the table, but Nunavut communities shouldn’t expect the project to deliver better bandwidth anytime soon.

Arctic Fibre, the Ontario company that first launched plans to build a network connecting Asia to Europe via the......

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Nunavut May 19, 2016 - 2:30 am

Photo: Celebrating perseverance

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Nunavut May 18, 2016 - 4:05 pm

GN warns against contaminated quinoa bars

If you eat them, you could get sick from the listeria bug

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Do these packages of Quaker Harvest brand quinoa bars look familiar? If these packages are in your kitchen, don’t eat any of the bars.

You should throw them out — or return them to the store where you bought them for a refund.

Nunavut’s health department has issued warning about a food recall on...

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Nunavut May 18, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Elder dies in Nunavut community’s big flu outbreak

At its height, 80 people a day went to the local health centre

THOMAS ROHNER

An outbreak of influenza in the Baffin community of Pangnirtung has eased.

But that’s only after the virus claimed the life of an elder in this Baffin community of 1,700, sources told Nunatsiaq News.

The outbreak, first reported on May 5, closed schools and offices, driving up to 80 people a day...

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Around the Arctic May 18, 2016 - 1:30 pm

NS students learn about Nunavut, and also themselves

“It’s embedded in us. It’s in our hearts”

JIM BELL

OTTAWA — Though their instructors like to talk about all the long days spent on academic study, Nunavut Sivuniksavut students like to talk about how the program helped them grow on the inside.

“It’s what we learned about ourselves that I will take away,” second-year student Adam Aqpik of Iqaluit...

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Nunavut May 18, 2016 - 10:00 am

Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalls green tea product

Product may be contaminated with salmonella

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Nunavut’s health department is warning consumers about a recall issued for a brand of organic green tea sold in the territory.

That’s because drinking Organic Hojicha Green Tea could make you sick.

Organic Matters recalled its Organic Hojicha Green Tea late last week due to salmonella...

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Nunavik May 18, 2016 - 8:30 am

Online campaign seeks donations to help prevent youth suicide in Nunavik

Fundraising site sparked by recent deaths in Tasiujaq

JANE GEORGE

An online fundraising campaign aims to raise money for teen suicide prevention in Nunavik — another effort to respond to the high number of suicides which Nunavik has seen this past winter and spring, which has prompted Nunavik singer-songwriter Beatrice Deer to call for a “state of...

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Nunavut May 18, 2016 - 7:00 am

Ottawa opens call for DFO’s seal product marketing fund

Applicants can start sending proposal applications to DFO

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As the federal government marked Seal Day on the Hill May 17, Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo opened a call for proposals for a new fund to help Indigenous communities market seal skin products to the world.

The $5.7 million fund, called Certification and Market Access Program for Seals, or...

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Ottawa May 18, 2016 - 6:30 am

Photo: Country food in the city… Ottawamiut gather and feast

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Iqaluit May 17, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Police lay attempted murder charges in Nunavut shack fire

Passerby pulls man from burning shack before firefighters arrive

THOMAS ROHNER

(Updated, 4 p.m.)

Iqaluit RCMP have charged two people in connection with a shack fire on Iqaluit’s beach May 13.

In a May 17 news release, police said Qilluya Lucassie, 23, has been charged with attempt to commit murder and arson with disregard for human life.

Peter Sharky, 30, has been charged...

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Around the Arctic May 17, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut woman giving away 40 plane tickets to worthy northerners

"I’ve got some real honest to goodness responses, people are looking beyond themselves"

LISA GREGOIRE

More than 500 people entered a First Air contest to win 40 return airplane tickets but only one person entered with an idea to launch a contest of her own.

And she won.

“I really didn’t think I would win it, to be honest. It was like, ‘Holy cow!’” said Sarah Maniapik, reached in Iqaluit May 17....

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Around the Arctic May 17, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Photo: Three-day forum looks at Arctic development

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Nunavut May 17, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Photo: Sunset in South Baffin

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Around the Arctic May 17, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Global exposure: Nunavut Sivuniksavut students visit the UN

“The presence of NS students really augmented the Inuit presence as a whole”

THOMAS ROHNER

Just before graduating from the two-year advanced studies program at Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa May 15, the 2016 graduating class went where no other NS class had gone before: to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City.

The seven students who took the six-day...

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