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Around the Arctic May 20, 2015 - 11:55 am

Photo: Inuit feed seal meat to European parliamentarians

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Nunavut May 20, 2015 - 9:45 am

Cape Dorset nurse back in court with nursing association

Debbie McKeown is subject of CBC accusations involving death of baby

THOMAS ROHNER

Lawyers on either side of former Nunavut nurse Debbie McKeown’s court proceedings agreed in court May 19 to share documents.

Well, sort of.

Austin Marshall, representing McKeown, and Adrian Wright, representing the Registered Nursing Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, appeared...

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Nunavut May 20, 2015 - 8:30 am

Missing Nunavut man walks into Repulse Bay

Parks Canada employee left Igloolik May 12 en route to Repulse Bay

SARAH ROGERS

(Updated 9 a.m., May 20)

Brian Koonoo, a Parks Canada employee from Pond Inlet who has been missing since May 15, walked into Repulse Bay early May 20 after walking 57 kilometres over three days, one of his friends said on Facebook.

“Brian is fine! He’s at my house now,” Monty Yank, another Parks...

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Nunavik May 20, 2015 - 8:04 am

Nunavik magician mesmerizes big city audience

"I like the idea of doing something unusual"

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO —  “Do you believe in the power to read people’s minds?”

It seems like a loaded question, but when Jimmy Tommy Kumarluk asks it, people nod and engage him.

The 17-year-old magician from Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik’s southernmost community, convinces his audience that they should guess which...

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Around the Arctic May 20, 2015 - 7:00 am

For Canada’s 150th, Ottawa sprinkles some dollars on the North

Handout scheme to distribute $6.4M among the three territories

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The three northern territories will get a few bucks between now and 2017 for infrastructure projects aimed at helping celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the handout scheme this past May 15.

Under it, Ottawa will spend $150 million across the...

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Iqaluit May 20, 2015 - 5:55 am

Northern retailer kicks in cash to clean up Nunavut capital

$35,000 will pay for student salaries, equipment and supplies

PETER VARGA

The City of Iqaluit will get some help cleaning up three season’s worth of litter and garbage this spring and summer thanks to a recent contribution from the North West Co.

In a cheque presentation ceremony at Iqaluit’s Northmart store, May 12, the Northern retailer gave the city $30,000 to fund a...

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Iqaluit May 20, 2015 - 5:50 am

Photo: Visiting art prof from NYC employs a little alchemy in Nunavut

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Climate Change May 19, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Nunavut MP talks climate change in Berlin

Aglukkaq releases emissions targets, heads to Europe for informal climate meetings

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Following her May 15 announcement of new greenhouse gas emission targets for Canada, Canada’s environment minister, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, will remain in Berlin until May 20 for informal climate talks with G7 leaders and others this week.

Those talks overlap with a big policy event in Germany...

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Iqaluit May 19, 2015 - 11:58 am

Iqaluit EMTs outraged after weekend rip-off

While worker responds to emergency, thief grabs wallet, keys, ID and iPad from fire hall

JANE GEORGE

If you’re an emergency medical technician, you don’t think twice to stop what you’re doing if someone’s life is in danger.

But if you’re an EMT in Iqaluit, you also need to check that your possessions are locked up tight before you rush out to respond.

On May 16, at about 2:30 a.m., while crews...

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 10:10 am

We need more resources, not less responsibility: Nunavut DEAs

“We support implementing what’s in the current act"

THOMAS ROHNER

Local education authorities in Nunavut need more money and resources to carry out their responsibilities — not a reduction in those responsibilities, as education department managers suggest.

That was the message the Coalition of District Education Authorities delivered to MLAs in the Nunavut...

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 8:31 am

Rabies outbreak “under control” in Nunavut community

“We’re still very vigilant"

SARAH ROGERS

Officials in Pangnirtung say they have a local rabies outbreak “under control,” after a fox is believed to have infected a number of dogs in the Baffin community earlier this month.

A fox that attacked five dogs in the community May 5 was destroyed and then a bylaw officer had to kill about 20...

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 7:30 am

Parents honour late adopted son by helping Nunavut youth

Ayalik fund set up in wake of teenager's sudden death in Ottawa

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA — He was right-handed but he shot left in hockey. He wore number 22 of course, in honour of Jordin Tootoo.

Eric Ayalik Okalitana Pelly played guitar and piano, he loved to fish and canoe and it’s nearly impossible to find a photo of him where he is not smiling.

He was born in Cambridge Bay...

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Nunavik May 19, 2015 - 7:20 am

Photo: A thank you to Nunavik’s health care workers

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 7:19 am

Photo: Parade wraps up this year’s Umingmak Frolics

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 5:55 am

Peregrine wraps up winter drilling at Nunavut diamond site

Company hopes big bulk sample will help expand diamond resource estimate

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Peregrine Diamonds has wrapped up its winter 2015 drilling program for its Chidliak property outside of Iqaluit which netted the company more than 555 wet tonnes of kimberlite, Peregrine said May 14.

Bulk samples from the company’s winter drilling project will be used to confirm the grade of the...

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Iqaluit May 19, 2015 - 5:45 am

Photo: Bird bath: seagulls take a refresher in Sylvia Grinnell River

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 5:02 am

Photo: Honouring bravery and hard work in Igloolik

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Nunavut May 18, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Air and ground search underway for missing Nunavut man

Pond Inlet man, 35, was travelling from Hall Beach to Repulse Bay

LISA GREGOIRE

A search is now underway for a Parks Canada employee from Pond Inlet who left Hall Beach May 12 by snowmobile and did not show up at his destination in Repulse Bay, where he was expected to arrive May 15.

Capt. David Bowes, with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., said May 18...

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Nunavut’s ed department defends cancellation of Clyde River grad trip

Organizer did not meet guidelines, department says

JANE GEORGE

After raising more than $24,000 in one month from 211 donors online at the GoFundMe online fundraising site, five 2015 graduates from Clyde River’s Quluaq School learned earlier this past week that they wouldn’t be heading off to Paris, Canterbury, Normandy, Saint-Malo, and London, after...

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Igloolik house fire claims one life; two medevaced for treatment

Nunavut fire marshal's office and RCMP investigate early morning fire

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(Updated 3:45 p.m.)

One child is dead, while an adult and another child have been medevaced to the south following an early morning fire in Igloolik May 15, the RCMP confirmed shortly after 3:30 p.m. the same day.

The medevaced adult and child are in “serious condition,” police said.

Igloolik...

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