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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 9:16 am

Nunavut’s Matchbox Gallery puts its work on display in Toronto

"I wanted people to see the collectivity of what we do"

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO — When you turn a corner into the Museum of Inuit Art’s exhibition area, an imposing ceramic figure greets you.

The intricate figure of a man has faces etched into his body and his outstretched arms hold a qulliq; inside it there’s a smaller man holding a tiny qulliq.

Delicately carved...

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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 7:34 am

Agnico Eagle donates $5 million to jump-start Nunavut university

“We can dare to dream big again”

DAVID MURPHY

There’s no target date, no name and no budget, but the Government of Nunavut has begun work on creating a university in Nunavut.

The surprise announcement came from James Nasso, chair of Agnico Eagle’s board of directors, April 10 at the Nunavut Mining Symposium’s closing gala before hundreds of...

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Nunavik April 11, 2014 - 7:30 am

Photo: Proud hockey novices display their awards

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Iqaluit April 11, 2014 - 7:29 am

Photo: And the winner is ...

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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 7:04 am

Anglican diocese to pay Dowland receivers $2.65 million on Nunavut cathedral debt

It's unclear where money will come from or how it will affect the church

LISA GREGOIRE

The Anglican Diocese of the Arctic has offered to pay $2.65 million to Alvarez and Marsal Canada Inc., receivers for the now defunct Dowland group of companies, for the bulk of a debt owed from the rebuilding of St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit.

That amount is basically what the church owed Dowland...

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Nunavut April 10, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Students spend a week outdoors to prep for future jobs in Nunavut

Environmental technology students learn to do research and survive on the land

DAVID MURPHY

A group of nine students search for a body after an apparent avalanche near Crazy Lake, about 13 kilometres due north of Iqaluit, or a half hour by snowmobile.

They’re in a straight line on a slippery hill holding long, thin metallic probes.

Like a military brigade, they take orders from a...

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Around the Arctic April 10, 2014 - 2:56 pm

The future of mining in Nunavut? It’s all about China

Scotiabank commodity guru says Chinese demand the biggest factor for what sells, what doesn’t

JIM BELL

A influential Canadian bank economist says that if you want to predict which Nunavut mining projects are likely to make it and which ones aren’t, you have to study China.

“I pay far more attention to the Chinese economy than to that of the United States,” Patricia Mohr, Scotiabank’s commodity...

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Nunavut April 10, 2014 - 1:36 pm

First Air dismisses pilots who flew plane off course on Nunavut flight

"We learned the pilots did not follow our standard operating procedures"

SARAH ROGERS

First Air has dismissed two pilots who flew a Boeing 737-200 off course last month during a scheduled flight from Rankin Inlet to Iqaluit.

About three-quarters of the way into the March 31 flight, the aircraft lost communication with air traffic control during a communication hand-over from...

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Nunavut April 10, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Photo: How to build a house, real fast

PETER VARGA

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Iqaluit April 10, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Drivers should slow down, pay attention, during Toonik Tyme

City of Iqaluit asks drivers to be mindful of pedestrians and festival activities

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Be careful motorists — Toonik Tyme is coming.

The City of Iqaluit is cautioning motorists to be aware of pedestrians during the festival that runs from April 11 to April 20 in Iqaluit, especially around the downtown core, old courthouse, Iqaluit Square and Nakasuk School.

Iqaluit Municipal...

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Nunavut April 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

Photo: Qamutik traffic jam: fish waiting to be processed in Pangnirtung

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Nunavut April 10, 2014 - 9:19 am

Nunavut org set to benefit from lease, royalties agreements with Agnico Eagle

NTI signs first-ever production lease deal for its sub-surface Inuit-owned lands

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Nunavut Tunngavik has signed its first-ever mineral production lease, allowing Agnico Eagle Mines to extract gold from Inuit-owned land near the Meadowbank mine in exchange for annual fees and royalties paid to NTI.

The production lease will cover AEM’s 144-hectare Vault deposit, an open-pit...

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Iqaluit April 09, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Cleanup group wants Iqaluit to clamp down on construction waste

Department of Environment favours “corporate challenge” on cleanup day

PETER VARGA

The onset of warmer weather means it’s time to start planning for community spring cleaning in Iqaluit.

Melting snow will uncover half a year’s worth of hidden garbage — but that’s only part of the job, say spring cleanup organizers in Iqaluit. They say more should be done about construction waste...

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Nunavut April 09, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Nunasi subsidiary yearns to cash in on Nunavut iron mine

Nuna East looks for opportunities at Mary River

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A Nunasi Corp. subsidiary called Nuna East Ltd. said April 9 that they’re ready to take on mining infrastructure work, especially at the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. Mary River project.

Nuna East Ltd. is a partnership between five entities: Nunasi, the three community co-operatives in Pond Inlet,...

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Nunavik April 09, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Photo: Kuujjuammiut honoured for their contributions

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Nunavik April 09, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Photo: Off to the races

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Nunavik April 09, 2014 - 11:21 am

Newly elected MNA Boucher promises to open doors for Nunavik

Ungava's new Liberal MNA to open main constituency office in Kuujjuaq

SARAH ROGERS

Voters in Ungava were “ready for change,” says the riding’s new Liberal MNA, Jean Boucher, who on April 7 ousted Ungava’s long-time Parti Québécois MNA, Luc Ferland.

Boucher garnered 42 per cent of votes cast. Ferland took only 33 per cent.

Poll-by-poll results have yet to be released, although...

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Nunavut April 09, 2014 - 8:44 am

Agnico Eagle cautiously optimistic about second Nunavut gold mine

“Feasibility and permitting are really the critical part for us now”

DAVID MURPHY

Depending on gold prices, the approval of certain permits and the results of a feasibility study due later this year, the prospects for Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine gold mine project are looking good, a company manager said April 8.

“I believe very strongly that the project will move forward,” Nancy...

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Nunavut April 09, 2014 - 8:40 am

Photo: Agnico Eagle donates $5 million towards Nunavut university

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Nunavik April 08, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Makivik welcomes new Quebec Liberal government, new MNA

“We welcome the stability that a majority government will bring"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s Makivik Corp. extended its congratulations April 8 to Quebec’s new premier, Philippe Couillard, and his new majority Liberal government.

Makivik president Jobie Tukkiapik said Nunavimmiut look forward to working with the new government to address pressing issues in the region, such as...

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