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Montreal April 19, 2017 - 11:45 am

Cross-cultural love, family, centre of new short doc set in Nunavik

My Irnik, a Kuujjuaq story, to première in Montreal May 1

COURTNEY EDGAR

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MONTREAL—It was supposed to be a film about dogsledding but that quickly changed.

When Matthew Hood and François Lebeau first flew up to Kuujjuaq for a film shoot in April 2016, the idea was to focus on the adventures of Hood’s childhood friend Conor Goddard, while he...

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Iqaluit April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

City of Iqaluit unveils fund to help low-income kids go swimming

Jimmy Kilabuk Children’s Recreation Fund will help poor families gain access to aquatic centre

STEVE DUCHARME

Children who watched the opening of Iqaluit’s new aquatic centre come and go because their families can’t afford the admission fee will now get a chance to apply for help, thanks to a new funding program launched April 18.

The Jimmy Kilabuk Children’s Recreation Fund—named in honour of the late...

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Nunavut April 19, 2017 - 8:30 am

On April 19, National Canadian Film Day 150 brings films to Nunavut capital

Screenings will include works by Inuit filmmakers and première of Iqaluit

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If you’re in Iqaluit April 19, you can share in the National Canadian Film Day 150, a one-day celebration of Canadian cinema, part of the federal government’s Canada 150 events.

The free events will take place across every province and territory April 19 for “the largest film festival in the...

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Nunavut April 18, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Arbitration hearing on QIA-Baffinland royalties dispute starts April 18

Inuit org alleges mining company in breach of Mary River IIBA obligations

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A long awaited arbitration hearing aimed at resolving a complex dispute between Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association over advance royalty payments for the Mary River project got started April 18 in Vancouver before a three-person panel, the QIA has announced in a

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Iqaluit April 18, 2017 - 1:10 pm

As Iqaluit’s finances improve, mayor, council eye new subdivisions

“We should be able to borrow the necessary funds to finally develop a new neighborhood”

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit’s mayor is eyeing new residential subdivision developments “this year or the next,” after reviewing end-of-year financial statements for the city that show some signs of recovery from a systemic deficit.

“Without a doubt, we are years behind developing a new neighborhood,” Mayor Madeleine...

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Nunavut April 18, 2017 - 11:43 am

Charles and Camilla set to visit Nunavut this summer: GG

"Their Royal Tour will take them to Ontario, Nunavut and Canada’s capital region"

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Some Nunavut residents will get a chance this summer to see Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Governor General David Johnston announced April 18 that they accepted the Government of Canada’s invitation to undertake a royal tour from June 29 to July 1...

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Iqaluit April 18, 2017 - 9:44 am

Photo: Showing off their pipes in Iqaluit

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Nunavik April 18, 2017 - 8:30 am

Tight finish marks end of 2017 Ivakkak dog sled race

First and second-place teams finish within three minutes of each other

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

You could call it a wild ride; this year’s Ivakkak dog sled race was plagued with high winds and white-out conditions, not to mention an illness that affected a number of sled dogs.

Scheduled to take off March 27 but postponed a day due to bad weather, 13 Ivakkak teams left Umiujaq March 28 to...

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Around the Arctic April 18, 2017 - 7:00 am

The Liberal’s government’s cannabis package: what’s in it?

New legal cannabis regime filled with strict rules and restrictions

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Though their cabinet ministers are touting it as part of a hard-line law-and-order policy aimed at keeping weed away from teenagers, the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization package, introduced April 13, will still give all adult Canadians access to legal cannabis for the first time since...

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Nunavut April 18, 2017 - 6:47 am

Photo: Fun and games in Inukjuak

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Charity partners to bring Stanley Cup back to Nunavut, with gear for kids

Hockey greats Lanny McDonald and Natalie Spooner to join end-of-April tour

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

While National Hockey League teams battle for the Stanley Cup this year, hockey’s holy grail will leave southern Canada and make the rounds in small-town Nunavut.

Scotiabank is teaming up with Project North, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, First Air and the NHL again this year to bring not only...

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Iqaluit April 17, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut capital’s Toonik Tyme spring festival sees winter temps

Skiers, snowmobilers and bannock-makers forge on; some events postponed

JANE GEORGE

As Iqaluit’s Toonik Tyme 10-day spring festival kicked off April 14, chilly—and more winter-like temperatures—over the Easter weekend caused many cancellations.

So organizers decided to postpone events, a dog team race, family mini-golf, traditional games and a seal-skinning event, to the next...

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Defective safety valve caused fuel spill at Nunavut mine: Agnico Eagle

Clean-up should be completed this week

SARAH ROGERS

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. says an April 8 fuel spill at its Meliadine mine site in Nunavut was likely caused by a defective safety valve on a storage tank, coupled with insufficient training.

Those were the company’s preliminary findings from an investigation into the leak, which spilled an......

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut judge tells GN to pay up after lawyers miss filing deadline

“Inattentive legal work falls short of being a satisfactory excuse for a default”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Because justice department lawyers screwed up a mandatory 30-day filing deadline, the Government of Nunavut must pay $9,969.79 plus $100 in costs to an Arctic Bay woman, Justice Neil Sharkey ruled in a judgment released April 13.

The woman, Irene Swoboda, had used her own money in January 2016 to...

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 8:30 am

Western Nunavut man recovers from April 12 stabbing in Gjoa Haven

Woman, 30, charged with aggravated assault

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A Gjoa Haven man remains at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife in stable condition, after he survived a stabbing April 12, police said April 13

The Nunavut RCMP said members of the RCMP detachment in the community of about 1,300 people had responded to a stabbing complaint April 12 at...

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Around the Arctic April 17, 2017 - 7:00 am

Tom Webster, 1943—2017: an Iqaluit community builder

“Tom resolutely did things the way he wanted to and lived his life the way he wanted to”

KENN HARPER

Special to Nunatsiaq News

The North has lost a well-known business pioneer with the passing of Tom Webster in Ottawa on March 31, after a battle with multiple myeloma, an illness that struck him suddenly in mid-2016.

To his loving wife Helen, he was always Thomas. To most business associates and...

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Nunavut April 15, 2017 - 10:45 am

Nunavut RCMP seek help from the public in suspicious death investigation

Police found the body of Margaret Ogina, 46, on April 10 in Kugluktuk

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(Updated April 15, 10:45 a.m.)

Investigators from the Nunavut RCMP want help from the public in their continuing investigation into the death of a 46-year-old Kugluktuk woman who they have now identified as Margaret Ogina.

“Anyone with information about Margaret Ogina’s acquaintances, whereabouts...

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Iqaluit April 13, 2017 - 4:20 pm

Nunavut capital commits more than $1 million to city shelters

“It's a start... I’m happy with the way things are progressing”

STEVE DUCHARME

The City of Iqaluit followed through on promises to bolster support for the community’s shelters April 11, allocating more than a million dollars in funding spread out over the next five years.

Iqaluit’s men’s shelter will get access to $150,000 each year for the next five years through the city’s...

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Nunavut April 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Flour recall expanded to long list of brands

CFIA expands flour recall due to risk of E. coli contamination

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A Canadian Food Inspection Agency flour recall has been expanded once again, this time to include more brands of all-purpose, wheat and pastry flours.

Nunavut’s health department first warned Nunavummiut March 29 about the recall of certain 10 kilogram bags of Robin Hood brand All Purpose...

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Nunavut April 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from April 2 to April 9

Escape of "possibly dangerous" man tops the news

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Crime and the sad deaths of the Nunatsiaq News advertising manager and a 12-year-old girl in Salluit dominated the top five most-read stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca this past week.

The top story first alerted readers to the escape of a “possibly dangerous” man who fled from police custody April 2...

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