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Nunavut July 19, 2017 - 11:35 am

Man charged with Pond Inlet death in Nunavut court

Tommy Mucpa accused of second-degree murder of Dorcas Erkloo

STEVE DUCHARME

A 25-year-old man charged in the death of a Pond Inlet woman over the Canada Day long weekend must now await disclosure of evidence by lawyers following his first appearance before a judge, July 18.

Tommy Mucpa is accused of second-degree murder in the death of Dorcas Erkloo, 51, who died on the...

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Ottawa July 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Major crimes takes over missing Inuit woman case in Ottawa

Mary Papatsie, 39, went missing in Ottawa in late April; police still seeking information

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The investigation by the Ottawa Police Service into a missing Inuk woman who disappeared last April has been turned over to the city’s major crimes unit.

The OPS announced it was handing the case of Mary Papatsie over to its major crimes division in a press release, July 17, but they are...

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Nunavut July 19, 2017 - 7:55 am

Nunavut woman accused of murder makes first court appearace

Sandra Ameralik of Gjoa Haven will be back in court Aug. 15 for a bail hearing

STEVE DUCHARME

A Gjoa Haven woman accused of fatally stabbing a man in June made her first appearance before a judge since her arrest, at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit, July 18.

Sandra Ameralik appeared before Justice Susan Cooper wearing a blue t-shirt and grey sweatpants, but was only present in the...

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Iqaluit July 18, 2017 - 4:45 pm

Grieving family suffers theft of carvings from Nunavut home

Police charge Christine Ammaq, 53, with theft at John Manning residence

BETH BROWN

Updated July 18, 4:45 p.m.

Of all the carvings John Manning bought during his 25 years in Iqaluit, it was a large walrus sculpture that his wife and daughter valued most—it had been a Christmas gift from John to them.

That walrus, and at least 25 other carvings, were stolen from the family...

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Iqaluit July 18, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Fired up: Nunavut capital offering free firefighter course for youth

Two-week course, to run in August, will give youth hands-on firefighter training

BETH BROWN

If you’re young and strong and living in Iqaluit, and you have an urge to douse a burning car, rescue an unconscious person or escape from a smoke filled room, then the city has a new program designed just for you.

The Iqaluit fire department is offering a new two-week junior firefighter’s course...

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Iqaluit July 18, 2017 - 11:15 am

Iqaluit Housing Authority gets break from the city

IHA can dump large residential garbage for tenants without paying commercial fees

BETH BROWN

Updated July 18 at 11:15 a.m.

In a tireless effort to rid the city of unsightly trash, the Iqaluit Housing Authority can now take large garbage to the landfill for free, as long as it is on behalf of their tenants.

City councillors moved July 11 to begin an informal agreement with the housing...

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Iqaluit July 18, 2017 - 10:00 am

Registration now available for Nunavut capital’s beer-wine store

Government-issued photo ID needed to get account to purchase beer, wine in Iqaluit

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If you’re looking to be first in line at Iqaluit’s soon-to-open beer and wine store, then you’ll have to set up an account with the Nunavut Liquor Commission.

Registration is now open for customer accounts at the pilot beer and wine store, according to a July 14 release by the Government of...

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Nunavut July 18, 2017 - 7:55 am

Big federal contract for Nunavut drone company

Transport Canada chooses Arctic UAV to help shape rules for future drone use in Canada

LISA GREGOIRE

An Iqaluit drone imagery company just won a two-year contract with Transport Canada to help formulate rules and regulations on how manned and unmanned aircraft might one day share airspace.

Arctic UAV, a small and recent start-up company, is poised to earn at least $300,000 over the course of the...

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Iqaluit July 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm

No dice: Nunavut judge rules Iqaluit resto, pub must move out

Judge calls sisters attempt to keep Waters' Edge, Kickin' Caribou lease "disingenuous"

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit’s popular Waters’ Edge Seafood and Steakhouse restaurant, and Kickin’ Caribou pub, will likely close down by summer’s end now that a Nunavut judge has blocked an eleventh-hour legal bid from its owners,

In delivering his decision on the civil suit July 14, Nunavut Justice Paul Bychok...

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Iqaluit July 17, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut brewery making progress on shop, tasting room

Sealift to bring equipment, ingredients to start making local beer

BETH BROWN

Three sets of brewing tanks—both bright tanks and fermenting tanks—are on their way north on the summer sealift along with bottling equipment, kegs, malt grains and hops. 

Before they get here though, workers from Baffin Central Construction will be busy installing beams and frames to complete...

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Nunavut July 17, 2017 - 7:59 am

Ship to shore: Cruise season begins this week in Iqaluit

14 cruise ships to visit Nunavut this summer including return of massive Crystal Serenity

LISA GREGOIRE

The 1,000-plus passenger Crystal Serenity might be the largest cruise ship to visit Nunavut this summer, but it won’t be the only one.

From the end of July to early September, more than a dozen ships carrying about 4,600 passengers will make stops in 12 different Nunavut communities, according to...

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Nunavut July 17, 2017 - 7:50 am

Photo: The golden hour for hunting

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Iqaluit July 17, 2017 - 7:30 am

Photo: It’s not rocket science… or is it?

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Nunavut July 14, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut energy corp. rolling out net metering program

Customers will soon be able to install renewable energy systems, get credit for power generation

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The Qulliq Energy Corporation is moving forward with a net metering program that will allow Nunavut customers to install renewable energy systems and get credit for the energy they produce.

The QEC wrote a letter to Johnny Mike, minister responsible for QEC, on June 28, to request changes to the...

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Iqaluit July 14, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Paving the way: Nunavut capital to mend Federal Road

Funding source unclear but City of Iqaluit issues RFP

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit’s disintegrating Federal Road may soon get a facelift now that city councillors have passed a motion to repave the busy industrial traffic corridor.

Following an in-camera meeting after a regular city council meeting, July 11, councillors briefly reconvened in a late-evening public session...

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Nunavut July 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Sunset on snow fence

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Nunavut July 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Hoop dreams in Toronto

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Nunavut July 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Swing into summer

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Iqaluit July 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Escort service… CCGS Henry Larson helps out MV Mitiq

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Iqaluit July 14, 2017 - 10:00 am

Dont be shy… music, acting workshops return to Nunavut capital

“It’s so much fun, I see kids explore their ability and go beyond their limits"

BETH BROWN

Julie Vaddapalli’s first piano gig in Iqaluit was as accompanist for a series of free vocal workshops. 

Three years later, accompanying the song and drama workshops is still on her summer schedule.

“I’m doing it because it’s such a joy,” she said. “It’s so much fun, I see kids explore their...

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