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Around the Arctic January 17, 2018 - 7:00 am

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Iqaluit January 16, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Iqaluit pool gets federal funds for heating expansion

“This is about a more sustainable environment. It pays off over and over again”

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit’s aquatic centre will have lower heating bills in the future, after the Government of Canada announced this week it would pay to connect the building to Iqaluit’s district heating system.

Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs, speaking in Iqaluit...

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Nunavik January 16, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Former Nunavik health board chair sets sights on Makivik leadership

"Our communities are isolated from each other and we need more support”

SARAH ROGERS

Alasie Arngak says Nunavik’s Inuit birthright corporation needs to turn its attention to the well-being of its elders and youth.

That’s what the Kangiqsujuaq woman hopes to do if elected as Makivik Corp.’s president on Thursday, Jan. 18. Arngak is one of five candidates running for the role. It’s...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Nunavut artist gets dolled up

"I see things that come to my mind and I just have to create it"

SARAH ROGERS

Vicky Pauloosie Arnauyumayuq likes to create.

The Arctic Bay mother and office administration student is a self-described artist, who enjoys drawing, painting and sometimes carving in her free time.

But she’s added a new craft to her hobbies in recent months, which is grabbing the attention of...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 10:45 am

Pangnirtung starts work on community wellness, suicide prevention

Baffin community to spend next two weeks honing action plan

JANE GEORGE

Starting today, Pangnirtung elders, youth, parents, counsellors, school staff and other residents will spend part of the next two weeks in workshops designed to produce a five-year community wellness action plan.

The goal of the plan is to help residents get the support they need “to address...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 9:30 am

Nunavut newcomer beats the blues with snow skating

“It helps relieve stress, form friendships and build community among youth”

BETH BROWN

There’s a new way to beat the winter blues in Taloyoak, thanks to newcomer Jonathan Nuss.

When the avid skateboarder moved to the western Nunavut community four months ago, he took up learning a new kind of boarding more suited to the North.

It’s called snow skating.

Never heard of it? Neither...

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Nunavut January 16, 2018 - 8:00 am

QEC power rate plans greeted with concern at Iqaluit meeting

“It is becoming untenable as a homeowner to sustain a family”

STEVE DUCHARME

The Qulliq Energy Corp.’s proposed electricity rate hikes and its plan for a one-rate system across Nunavut were met with concern, but grudging acceptance, from the dozen or so Iqaluit residents and business owners who attended a consultation that the Utility Rates Review Council held Jan....

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Iqaluit January 16, 2018 - 7:45 am

Photo: Fundraising for victims of Iqaluit’s New Year’s Day fire

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Nunavik January 15, 2018 - 7:45 pm

Photo: Inuk filmmaker receives recognition for recent work

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Nunavut January 15, 2018 - 3:30 pm

GN seeks keen prospectors for assistance program

Graduates of prospecting courses can receive up to $8,000

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If you’re a Nunavut prospector, you may be eligible for up to $8,000 to help pay for assistant wages, materials and supplies when you’re out looking for minerals.

That money is available through the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation, which is now...

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Around the Arctic January 15, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Nunavut’s Zach Kunuk helps rising Inuit filmmaker

Prize's $50,000 value passed on to up-and-comer Asinnajaq

JANE GEORGE

Two Inuit filmmakers received a big show of support Jan. 9 from the Toronto Film Critics Association, with award-winning filmmaker Zach Kunuk passing on his award’s $50,000 in services to Isabella Weetaluktuk, a young Inukjuak-born, Montreal-raised Inuk filmmaker who prefers now to be known by her...

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Around the Arctic January 15, 2018 - 9:30 am

Researchers seek out 2007-08 Inuit health survey participants

“Informed consent is a critical part of the landmark research project"

JIM BELL

If you’re one of the 2,500 people from Nunavut, Nunatsiavut or the Inuvialuit settlement region who took part in the 2007-08 national Inuit health survey, somebody will soon contact you to get continued consent for use of your data, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami said last week.

ITK made the announcement...

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

Canada updates Arctic shipping rules, but still allows cheap and dirty fuel

Heavy fuel oil use not included in new regulations

JANE GEORGE

You won’t find any mention of heavy fuel oil, or HFO, pollutants in the new Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act regulations that came into effect this past week.

Instead Transport Canada, in a backgrounder to the new regulations, makes a point of telling Arctic shipping operators they won’t...

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Around the Arctic January 15, 2018 - 7:30 am

Photo: Canada Post stamp, postcard bears stunning Clare Kines image

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Climate Change January 13, 2018 - 9:15 am

Photo: Arctic clouds like a warming blanket, research suggests

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Nunavik January 12, 2018 - 3:29 pm

Makivik’s two-term president looks to a third

If re-elected, Jobie Tukkiapik said education and land rights are priorities

SARAH ROGERS

Jobie Tukkiapik, Makivik Corp.’s incumbent president, says he needs another term in office to tackle education reform and land rights in Nunavik.

Tukkiapik, first elected as head of Nunavik’s Inuit birthright organization in 2012, said Makivik made important strides in addressing the region’s...

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Iqaluit January 12, 2018 - 2:15 pm

Iqaluit councillors ponder the dangers posed by fox traps

Man’s dog injured on Upper Base not far from built-up area

BETH BROWN

Traps set for foxes in Iqaluit have instead been catching dogs these days.

Iqaluit resident Thomas Rohner told Iqaluit city council on Tuesday, Jan. 9 that he was out walking his dog, Nacho, in the Upper Base area Dec. 23 when the animal’s leg was caught in a fox trap.

To release the pet, a...

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Nunavut January 12, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Fraud charges stayed against bankrupt Nunavut taxi operator

Crown may choose to revive prosecution within one year

STEVE DUCHARME

Crown lawyers have stayed a long-standing fraud charge against Rankin Inlet taxi operator David Wiseman with only weeks to go before a trial by jury was scheduled.

According to documents filed with the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit, Crown prosecutor Shannon O’Conner filed paperwork on Dec....

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Nunavut January 12, 2018 - 11:30 am

Boil water alert issued for Kugluktuk

Advisory is precautionary as new water treatment plant moves into operation

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As Kugluktuk’s new water treatment plant moves into operation, the Government of Nunavut has issued a boil water alert in the Kitikmeot community of 1,500.

The Health Department issued the advisory on Thursday, Jan. 11, calling it a “precautionary measure due to the new water treatment plant...

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Nunavut January 12, 2018 - 10:30 am

Nunavut man faces assault, weapon charges after firing into home

23-year-old alleged to have assaulted wife after shooting incident

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A 23-year-old Kimmirut man faces charges after allegedly assaulting and firing a weapon at his wife earlier this week.

Police in the Baffin community responded to a firearm call late on Monday, Jan. 8.

Nunavut RCMP said in a Jan. 11 release that a 23-year-old man shot a round into a home, after...

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