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Ottawa June 22, 2016 - 8:30 am

How to spend money: Ottawa club hosts northern workshops

Economic Club hosts infrastructure panel, financial literacy workshop for youth

COURTNEY EDGAR

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OTTAWA — None of the youth who attended the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s Summer Solstice Youth Exchange came from Cambridge Bay this year, although they wanted to come.

However, the airport’s gravel runway was too soft for any flights to take off so they couldn’t fly.

And...

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Nunavut June 22, 2016 - 7:00 am

Last-in, first-out policy for shrimp is bad for Nunavut, senator says

Shrimp quota squabble pits Nunavut and Labrador against Nova Scotia

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There’s a danger that Nunavut’s already inadequate share of offshore shrimp quota could get even smaller if the Department of Fisheries and Oceans continues to apply its last in, first out approach to allocating shrimp quotas, Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson said last week.

Patterson issued the...

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Nunavut June 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Exotic bear harvested in Nunavut was a blonde grizzly

DNA analysis confirms no polar bear genetic material in female bear

THOMAS ROHNER

A DNA test has confirmed that a bear harvested in western Nunavut recently and believed to be a grizzly bear-polar bear hybrid is actually just a grizzly bear with blonde fur.

That’s according to Nunavut’s environment department, which had a DNA analysis done of the female bear harvested in May...

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Iqaluit June 21, 2016 - 12:20 pm

Relax Iqalungmiut, this fire’s no dumpcano

Iqaluit firefighters expect to extinguish latest dump fire this afternoon

THOMAS ROHNER

No need to worry, Iqalungmiut: dumpcano has not reared its ugly head again.

A fire at the city’s bulk metal and wood collection area at the dump site, which began around 6 p.m. June 20, is expected to be fully extinguished in a matter of hours, Iqaluit Deputy Mayor Romeyn Stevenson told Nunatsiaq......

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Around the Arctic June 21, 2016 - 11:45 am

Sugar, sugar: Inuit diabetes rates may be undercounted

Genetic glitch may lead to inaccurate tests

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DAVID MURPHY

The number of Inuit being diagnosed with diabetes is already rising but one researcher says doctors have misdiagnosed some Inuit.

And that means the number of Inuit with diabetes may be seriously underestimated.

Due to a genetic change among about 30 per cent of Inuit, doctors have...

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Iqaluit June 21, 2016 - 10:20 am

Photo: Solstice moon over Iqaluit

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Nunavut June 21, 2016 - 10:20 am

Photo: Good hare day

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Around the Arctic June 21, 2016 - 10:20 am

Photo: Canadian airline makes rare flight to Antarctic research base

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Nunavik June 21, 2016 - 10:13 am

Photo: They’re dropping like flies… CASARA training in Kuujjuaq

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Nunavut June 21, 2016 - 10:00 am

Photo: The day’s catch

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Nunavut June 21, 2016 - 9:30 am

Nunavut birthright org gearing up for December election

Former Iqaluit mayor Mary Wilman will serve as returning officer

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.‘s presidential election is still six months away, but the Inuit birthright organization has secured its chief returning officer for the December vote.

Mary Wilman, a former Iqaluit mayor who now works with Iqaluit-based Ayaya Communications Ltd., will service as chief...

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Nunavut June 21, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut waits for news on federal mental health funding

Health Canada hasn't released details on how $69 million will be spent

SARAH ROGERS

A week after the federal government announced funding to reinforce mental health supports in a number of Indigenous communities, it’s still unclear what sort of resources Nunavut stands to receive.

On June 13, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $69 million for communities in Ontario, Manitoba...

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Around the Arctic June 21, 2016 - 7:00 am

Saving an Arctic Indigenous language, child by child

Language nest brings Saami to children in Finland's capital, Helsinki

JANE GEORGE

HELSINKI, FINLAND — In Finland’s capital city, about 1,000 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, a group of young children can now learn the Saami language, spoken among Indigenous Saami across northern Finland, Sweden, Russia and Norway.

Ten children, aged one to five, attend the Máttabiegga...

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Nunavut June 20, 2016 - 3:59 pm

Nunavut board slaps suspensions on Elks, Kickin’ Caribou for liquor act breaches

Inspectors found intoxicated persons at each establishment

STEVE DUCHARME

The Nunavut Liquor Licensing Board has penalized two licenced establishments in Iqaluit for allowing intoxicated individuals to remain on their premises.

Iqaluit’s Elks Lodge, a private club, and the Kickin’ Caribou Pub, a licenced cocktail lounge located inside the Hotel Arctic, each received...

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Iqaluit June 20, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Photo: Infusing Inuit culture with song and dance

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Nunavut June 20, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Photo: the human cost of Nunavut’s social housing crisis

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Nunavut June 20, 2016 - 2:30 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from June 12 to June 19

Most read of the week — editorial by Jim Bell on bootlegging, Nunavut's new civil forfeiture act

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Here’s the article that the greatest number of readers at Nunatsiaqonline.ca wanted to read last week — an editorial from Nunatsiaq News editor Jim Bell on bootlegging and a proposed new Government of Nunavut law on the forfeiture of unlawful property.

“The local bootlegger is likely your friend...

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Nunavut June 20, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Nunavut man sentenced to life in prison for murder

But Peter Kingwatsiak plans to appeal conviction in death of Mappaluk Adla

THOMAS ROHNER

Peter Kingwatsiak, convicted earlier this year of killing Mappaluk Adla, has been sentenced to life in prison.

But he is now in the process of appealing his conviction.

The sentencing hearing, held in Cape Dorset’s community hall, was mostly a formality, since a conviction for first-degree murder...

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Nunavik June 20, 2016 - 11:45 am

Nunavik health board director takes leave

Assistant director Helen Dion to serve as acting director for undetermined period

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Minnie Grey, the executive director of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, has taken a leave from the organization.

In a June 17 news release, the NRBHSS said the organization’s board of directors has appointed Grey’s assistant director, Helen Dion, as acting executive...

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Nunavut June 20, 2016 - 9:30 am

Photo: The power of Rankin Inlet’s many voices

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