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Nunavut October 20, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Photo: Gjoa Haven Heritage Centre open house

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Nunavut October 20, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Nunavut students learn real world science aboard icebreaker

"We have to learn to respect the environment and respect where we live”

KELCEY WRIGHT

Special to Nunatsiaq News

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Tenth-grader Alysha Maksagak of Cambridge Bay, who recently participated in the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina, skipped school to learn more.

On Oct. 24, Maksagak, along with science teacher Beth Sampson of Cambridge Bay’s Kiilinik High...

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Nunavut October 20, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Photo: Arctic Bay’s Inuujaq School celebrates graduation

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Nunavik October 20, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Photo: Puvirnituq’s new youth protection centre inaugurated

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Nunavut October 20, 2014 - 11:17 am

Nunavut narwhal tusk tracking now a complex game, Inuit wildlife org learns

Goal is to track tusk from hunter to buyer

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — From the harvest of a narwhal to the sale of its tusk, narwhal hunting has become more complex for hunters in Nunavut, members of the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board heard Oct. 18 at their annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay.

A hunter must first obtain a narwhal tag for the...

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Nunavut October 20, 2014 - 9:11 am

Nunavut’s polar bear collar, tagging plan shows big gap between science, Inuit knowledge

Western Nunavut wildlife management board remains suspicious of GN survey proposal

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Increasing the polar bear quota in western Nunavut’s M’Clintock Channel in exchange for permission to collar polar bears: that’s a plan which could work, joked James Qitsualik of Gjoa Haven Oct. 17 during an otherwise heated discussion at the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board...

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Nunavut October 20, 2014 - 7:04 am

Massive tome lists benefits, impacts of proposed Nunavut uranium mine

Multi-volume report made public on NIRB website

LISA GREGOIRE

If you can believe all that’s written in 11 volumes of material contained in Areva Resources Inc.’s final environmental impact assessment report, the proposed Kiggavik uranium mine, 80 kilometres west of Baker Lake, will bring jobs, training, money and hope to a region in need of those things.

But...

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Iqaluit October 17, 2014 - 8:10 pm

Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter Luke Doucet performs in Iqaluit

“Treat it like a job. Work your ass off, or forget it"

THOMAS ROHNER

When the bell sounds to end the school week at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit, you might expect students would be eager to begin their weekend.

But when a nationally-renowned blues and rock musician offers a free guitar workshop, that’s not the case.

About a dozen students piled into the music...

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Nunavut October 17, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Baker Lake high school will re-open to students, teachers

School closed for almost a month following fuel leak

SARAH ROGERS

Jonah Amitnaaq high school in Baker Lake will re-open its doors to students and teachers Oct. 20, almost a month after a fuel leak closed the school.

The Government of Nunavut’s department of Community and Government Service said Oct. 17 that air quality tests conducted at the school this week...

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Around the Arctic October 17, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Former Iqaluit mayor promises to revive Angel Street anti-violence campaign

Elisapee Sheutiapik set to receive prestigious award from Economic Club of Canada

PETER VARGA

It’s been four years since she ended her stint as mayor of Iqaluit, but signs of Elisapee Sheutiapik’s efforts endure, literally, in the names of several city streets, street corners and squares across the country that carry the name “Angel.”

Sheutiapik carried the effort to raise awareness about...

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Nunavut October 17, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Photo: Nunavut cabinet renews its focus on education

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Nunavut October 17, 2014 - 1:41 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, Oct. 17

Leave your Baggage at the Door

JOHN AMAGOALIK

It is an Inuit tradition to welcome all people to our Arctic homeland. We hope everyone who comes to Nunavut to live and work will help us to build a society where everyone feels safe and secure.

Over the years, Nunavut has received many new comers from the south and other counties. Most don’t...

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Nunavut October 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Nunavut ramps up Ebola contingency response plan

Isolation, stabilization, and medical evacuation the cornerstones of Nunavut Ebola Contingency Plan

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — If a resident of Nunavut appears to show the signs and symptoms of Ebola in Nunavut, staff in the territory’s nursing stations and health centres should now know what to do.

The actions they are to take are contained in the Nunavut Ebola Contingency Plan, outlined Oct. 17 for......

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Nunavut October 17, 2014 - 10:45 am

Spotting trouble on the tundra: air search and rescue in Nunavut

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association completes training in Arctic Bay

THOMAS ROHNER

Imagine you’re flying high over the frozen tundra in a Canadian military CC-130 Hercules — 500 feet above the ground, then 1,000 feet then 1,500 feet.

The hatch begins to open — the rush of air, the noise, the view — as search-and-rescue technicians bustle around you.

But you stand perfectly...

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Nunavik October 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

Photo: A visit to Aupaluk’s temporary school

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Nunavut October 17, 2014 - 9:01 am

Western Nunavut youth, women, elders want help with drugs, alcohol, language loss

"A problem for the community"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Youth, elders and women all testified to the havoc that drugs, alcohol and overcrowded housing play in western Nunavut when they spoke Oct. 16 to the Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay.

Adults don’t know the pain they cause by drinking, said KIA...

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Nunavut October 17, 2014 - 7:05 am

Nunavut community moves Halloween indoors

Hamlet of Arviat concerned about polar bears on the streets

SARAH ROGERS

Children and youth in Arviat can still count on filling their bags with treats this Halloween, but they’ll be doing it indoors this year.

That’s because the hamlet has decided to host a Halloween celebration at the community hall Oct. 31 to avoid door-to-door trick-or-treating, and the possibility...

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Iqaluit October 17, 2014 - 5:56 am

Governments weigh in on Iqaluit’s complex water licence application

NIRB screens new Iqaluit landfill proposal, plus water, sewage infrastructure

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Nunavut’s complicated three-year-old water licence renewal process just got a little more complicated now that the governments of Canada and Nunavut have weighed in.

To decommission the current dump, build a new landfill site northwest of the city and a road leading out to that site — a site which...

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Iqaluit October 16, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Cops arrest 20-year-old man in connection with Iqaluit thefts

Police recover thousands of dollars worth of electronics and art

SARAH ROGERS

Police arrested a 20-year-old Iqaluit man Oct. 16 in connection with a break-in and theft earlier in the week at the city’s Parnaivik building.

Police in Iqaluit have been investigating a series of break-ins and thefts around the city’s downtown core this month.

The night of Oct. 14, at least one...

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Iqaluit October 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Photo: Luke Doucet offers guitar tips to Iqaluit students

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