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Nunavut July 28, 2015 - 9:20 am

Russian pilot tells extraordinary tale of survival in Nunavut waters

“Of course I must finish what I started. And I can do it again"

DAVID MURPHY

If you consider each element of Sergey Ananov’s unimaginable story — surviving a crash landing in Arctic waters, fighting off polar bears on an ice floe, a searcher’s fluky glimpse of Ananov’s last, dying flare — every part of it seems impossible.

On July 25, Ananov, a Russian citizen, crash......

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Nunavut July 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

Photo: Bike safety gets a boost

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Nunavut July 28, 2015 - 7:19 am

As election campaign heats up in Nunavut, Liberals anoint Hunter Tootoo

"I’m not afraid to say what needs to be said"

DAVID MURPHY

The veteran Nunavut politician, business owner and chair of the Nunavut Planning Commission, Hunter Tootoo, will now run for the Liberals in the upcoming federal election.

Tootoo, a former MLA in Iqaluit, announced his Liberal candidacy before about two dozen people gathered July 27 at the...

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Iqaluit July 28, 2015 - 7:15 am

Photo: Pre-election windfall comes to Iqaluit in port facility

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Nunavut July 28, 2015 - 5:57 am

Nunavut DM: lawyers ponder cuts to strikers’ housing subsidies

“It may or may not be a benefit the corporation can elect not to cover”

THOMAS ROHNER

Lawyers in Nunavut’s finance department are looking into whether the territorial government can legally withdraw housing subsidies paid to the Qulliq Energy Corp.‘s striking workers, the Government of Nunavut’s deputy minister of finance said July 27.

And if the GN gets the legal go-ahead, Chris...

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Nunavut July 27, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Team studying sea ice near Pond Inlet before shipping starts

Two time-lapse cameras will capture floe edge in Eclipse Sound

DAVID MURPHY

If Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. ever gets permission to break ice in spring to ship ore from its Milne Inlet port, the impact of that shipping on the floe edge in Eclipse Sound will all be caught on camera. 

Researchers from the Université du Québec à Rimouski and The Pew Charitable Trusts are...

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Iqaluit July 27, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Photo: Stranded on Frobisher Bay

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Nunavut July 27, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Nunavut ranks last, again, in animal welfare report

Stronger protection required, says Animal Legal Defence Fund

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Nunavut is letting its animals down.

That’s the message from the latest 2015 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings from the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

“Quebec continues to occupy the bottom tier when it comes to animal protection, along with Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and...

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Nunavut July 27, 2015 - 11:45 am

Nunavut court: Anglican catechist acquitted on 30-year-old sex charge

“The gloom of history obscures truth”

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After descending into what he called a 30-year-old “place of shadow and uncertainty,” Justice Robert Kilpatrick, in a written judgment released July 20, acquitted a prominent elder and church leader from Cape Dorset on a charge of sexually assaulting a family friend.

Naudla Oshoweetok, now aged...

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Iqaluit July 27, 2015 - 11:40 am

Photo: Better than rain clouds: textured skies over Iqaluit

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am

Photo: Focus on the past, focus on the future

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Nunavut July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am

Photo: Maintenance at the top of the world

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2015 - 7:30 am

Carving studio a gathering place for Ottawa Inuit youth

"For these guys, it gives them a skill"

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA — Joe Juralak unties inline skates and enters the small, crowded carving studio at the back of a building in Vanier in sock feet.

It’s hot out this July afternoon and he’s sweaty from the journey. He cracks open a water bottle and downs it.

Two boys he’s fostering, Neil Evaglok and...

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Nunavik July 27, 2015 - 6:42 am

Nunavik nickel firm wants to nearly double Raglan’s lifespan

Glencore proposing to dig five new underground mines at Raglan

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The operators of Nunavik’s Raglan nickel mine hope to expand its lifespan well beyond 2020, with the addition of five new underground mines across the region’s nickel belt.

Glencore, the corporation that operates Raglan and its four current underground mines, has submitted the project to the...

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Iqaluit July 27, 2015 - 6:40 am

Photo: There’s water in the bay… but none in your taps

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Around the Arctic July 27, 2015 - 5:54 am

UPDATE: Searchers find missing Russian helicopter pilot

Sergey Ananov, 49, taken aboard CGS Pierre Radisson

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(Updated 5:45 a.m., July 27)

Searchers have found the missing Russian helicopter pilot Sergey Ananov, who was taken aboard the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Pierre Radisson either very late in the evening July 26 or in the early morning hours of July 27.

“Sergey is onboard at Canadian Coast Guard...

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Nunavik July 27, 2015 - 5:50 am

Photo: Makivik’s big catch

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Nunavut July 27, 2015 - 5:50 am

Photo: Nunavut Liberals name Hunter Tootoo as their candidate

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Iqaluit July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am

Photo: Forget the fish, Iqaluit is place of many laughs

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Nunavut July 24, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Nunavut RCMP continue to probe suspicious death

Police arrest, then release, two people in relation to July 16 incident

SARAH ROGERS

A police investigation into the recent sudden death of a Pond Inlet man continues, Nunavut RCMP said this week, but police offered few new details on what they are calling a “suspicious” death.

Police in the Baffin community were called to respond to a disturbance at a local residence late July...

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