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Nunavut October 29, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Cape Dorset man charged with kidnapping, assault of local woman

31-year-old man to appear in Iqaluit court Nov. 4

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Nunavut RCMP said police in Cape Dorset have arrested and charged a man with the kidnapping and assault of a local woman.

Cape Dorset RCMP responded to a call just after 9 p.m. Oct. 24, with reports of a woman being assaulted and dragged into a nearby residence.

Police said in an Oct. 29 news...

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Nunavut October 29, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Iqaluit entrepreneurs pitch incinerator proposal to council

High school will adopt co-op option to keep pop cans out of dump

PETER VARGA

The City of Iqaluit’s summer-long dump fire and struggles with waste disposal have spurred two separate groups to present some solutions to city council, Oct. 28.

Bryan Pearson, an entrepreneur who served as mayor of the community in the 1970s and 1980s, proposed to offer the city a...

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Nunavut October 29, 2014 - 12:20 pm

MLAs press Nunavut government on fresh, affordable food

Auditor General's report on Nutrition North expected in November

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Just over a week into the fall sitting of Nunavut’s legislative assembly, MLAs say they’re hungry for information on what the government is doing to ensure healthy, affordable and quality food in the territory’s grocery stores.

Grocery stores in Iqaluit might offer a full selection, but some...

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Around the Arctic October 29, 2014 - 11:54 am

Photo: Nunavut premier, MLAs, pay homage to John Amagoalik

THOMAS ROHNER

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Around the Arctic October 29, 2014 - 11:45 am

Laval’s Northern Housing Forum takes long-distance look at Inuit housing woes

"You keep doing the same things and getting the same results"

JANE GEORGE

QUEBEC CITY— How to deal with Nunavik’s housing crisis — that’s what dominated discussions Oct. 28 at a housing forum held in Quebec City, 1,500 kilometres away from the region.

If anything, the Northern Housing Forum at Laval university showed that the answer to Nunavik’s housing problems is...

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Nunavut October 29, 2014 - 10:35 am

Three Nunavummiut win Indspire awards

Piita Irniq, Madeleine Redfern and Jordan Konek to be honoured at gala this February

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Three Nunavummiut are recipients of the 2015 Indspire Awards, the indigenous education-focused organization announced Oct. 28.

Among the 14 recipients of this year’s awards, Nunavut elder and Inuit cultural teacher Piita Irniq picked up a culture, heritage and spirituality award for his work...

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Nunavut October 29, 2014 - 6:54 am

Sanikiluaq man with kidney disease gets the boot from Nunavut

"It doesn’t seem right that the GN should declare that this individual is no longer a Nunavut resident"

THOMAS ROHNER

Nunavut’s health department is forcing a Sanikiluaq man with kidney disease to become a resident of Manitoba so the Government of Nunavut can avoid paying for his dialysis treatment, Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt said Oct. 28 in the legislative assembly.

The man, who Rumbolt did not name, currently...

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Nunavut October 29, 2014 - 6:04 am

Photo: What’s the Inuktitut word for septum?

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Nunavut October 29, 2014 - 6:00 am

Photo: Ultimate exercise for a long winter in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut October 28, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Canada Post extending hours in Nunavut’s capital

Iqaluit post office will be open Saturdays until Christmas

SARAH ROGERS

It might seem a little early to get started on Christmas shopping. but Canada Post says that starting Oct. 28, it’s extending the hours at its Iqaluit office right through until Christmas.

That means instead of closing at 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, the outlet will stay open until 7:00 p.m. The post...

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Nunavut October 28, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Nunavut MLAs to study pension bill a little longer

Government seeks to “harmonize” bill with Northwest Territories; unions fear benefit reductions

PETER VARGA

Nunavut MLAs extended the review period for the proposed Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Act, which covers pensions for many government employees, by a further 120 days in an Oct. 27 vote in the legislative assembly.

Bill 1, also known as the NEBS Pension Plan, largely covers...

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Nunavik October 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Quebec to launch new northern research centre

"Northern development must rely on expertise"

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Quebec’s Plan Nord wants to get a better handle on the province’s North, including its people and environment.

That’s why the Quebec government and some of the province’s most prominent universities are working towards the creation of a new research institution with a focus on northern...

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Nunavut October 28, 2014 - 10:02 am

New buildings, upgrades soak up most of education department’s capital budget

Nunavut plans $37.8 million for projects to expand school capacity

PETER VARGA

The Government of Nunavut’s department of Education, with the second highest share of next year’s capital budget, will spend most of that money on upgrades and school construction projects across the territory.

Almost $37.8 million will go to construction and upgrades to schools in 2015-2016 — a...

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Nunavut October 28, 2014 - 8:59 am

Inuit studies conference returns to inaugural home

Biennial conference kicks off Oct. 29

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The 19th edition of the biennial Inuit Studies Conference kicks off this week in the same place the conference began almost 40 years ago — at Laval university in Quebec City.

In 1976, researchers involved with Inuit and Arctic studies felt they needed a forum that would allow them to exchange...

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Nunavut October 28, 2014 - 7:00 am

Nunavut MLA decries shortage of nurses in Gjoa Haven

Health minister says it's still difficult to recruit and retain nurses in Nunavut

THOMAS ROHNER

Patients at Gjoa Haven’s community health centre wait too long for appointments and are complaining about other breakdowns in service, Gjoa Haven’s MLA, Tony Akoak, said in the legislative assembly last week.

“It has also been brought to my attention that residents who used to be contacted to get...

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Around the Arctic October 28, 2014 - 6:10 am

Photo: Melting ice art in Copenhagen mirrors melting Arctic

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Nunavut October 28, 2014 - 6:05 am

Photo: Mike Shouldice retires from Nunavut Arctic College

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Nunavut October 27, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Toxic Nunavut dental contract awards to get judicial review

Winning bidder disputes NNI appeal board recommendation to cut contract length, re-issue RFPs

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(Corrected, Oct. 30, 1:35 p.m.)

An earlier version of this story reported incorrectly that Daniel Sojat is a director of NIHS. Alexander Sojat is a director of NIHS and Daniel Sojat serves as operations manager but holds no ownership interest in the company.

Two controversial contract awards that...

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Nunavut October 27, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Nunavut language, culture supporters honoured by Inuit org

Elijah Erkloo, Millie Kuliktana and Charlie Evalik receive NTI awards

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Three supporters of Inuit language and culture were honoured last week with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s president’s awards.

Elijah Erkloo, Millie Kuliktana and Charlie Evalik were all honoured with cash prizes and commemorative plaques Oct. 23 during NTI’s annual general meeting.

Kuliktana, a...

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Nunavut October 27, 2014 - 2:21 pm

New documentary brings Nunavut’s suicide struggles to the big screen

"It’s not normal that people die this way"

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO — If Nunavummiut hope to find answers about what really happened to Solomon Uyarasuk the night he died in September 2012, they may not find it in Arnait Video Productions’ new documentary, Sol.

What viewers will find is a poignant tribute to the Igloolik musician and performer and an...

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