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Nunavik August 25, 2014 - 5:58 am

Nunavik mine site turbine ready to catch wind

"We hope this technology can be of benefit to all of Nunavik"

SARAH ROGERS

The construction of Nunavik’s newest and possibly tallest structure is complete — a hulking 120-metre (393 foot) high wind turbine, with blades extending 40 metres from the turbine’s centre.

The new turbine is the work of Glencore, which owns the Raglan nickel mine, located about 100 kilometres...

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Iqaluit August 25, 2014 - 5:55 am

Photo: The puck drops here: PM and wife play hockey at Nakasuk

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Iqaluit August 25, 2014 - 5:55 am

Photo: Music to my ears

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Nunavut August 25, 2014 - 5:25 am

Photo: Nunavut artists put on a show in Cambridge Bay

KELCEY WRIGHT

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Nunavut August 22, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Iqaluit fire department lines up info session on dump-dousing plan

Firefighting contractor will share details with Iqalummiut

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit residents can learn more about the city’s plans to extinguish the three-month-old dump fire in a public information session Aug. 25.

The fire department will host the meeting with Hellfire Suppression Services Inc., an Alberta-based industrial firefighting company recently contracted to...

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Around the Arctic August 22, 2014 - 3:41 pm

NDP leader Mulcair, MP Romeo Saganash, to visit Nunavut next month

Leader of official opposition to host town hall Sept. 2 in Iqaluit

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Iqaluit residents will get a chance to talk to Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the official opposition in the House of Commons, and Romeo Saganash, the New Democratic Party member for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, at a public town hall meeting Sept. 2 at Iqaluit’s francophone centre.

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Nunavut August 22, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Star athletes to visit Iqaluit, seeking support for sports, recreation

Group to donate 100 bags of hockey gear during afternoon of activities at Nakasuk School

PETER VARGA

School doesn’t start on Iqaluit until Sept. 2 and Sept. 3, but a group of Olympic gold-medal winners promise to make the idea of coming back more attractive when they drop in on Iqaluit Aug. 25.

Winter Olympic medal winners Hayley Wickenheiser, arguably Canada’s best women’s hockey player of all...

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Nunavut August 22, 2014 - 11:48 am

Stay clear of sealift unloading areas: Nunavut government

“Heavy equipment operators may not be able to see people or vehicles in or near those areas"

SARAH ROGERS

The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services is reminding Nunavummiut to stay clear of vessel landing sites during sealift season.

In an Aug. 20 release, the department warns pedestrians and drivers to avoid unloading areas — particularly heavy machinery — during the...

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Nunavut August 22, 2014 - 10:01 am

PM launches northern tour, announces money for Arctic technology

PM Harper's entourage to start Nunavut tour Aug. 23 in Cambridge Bay

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched his annual Northern tour Aug. 21 in Whitehorse, Yukon, announcing money for the development of cold-climate technology in the Canadian Arctic.

During a stop at Yukon College, Harper announced a new partnership between the college’s Cold Climate Innovation...

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Nunavut August 22, 2014 - 7:21 am

Governments, Aboriginal corporations, “key drivers” in northern development: report

Conference Board: Canada’s North has "world-leading capabilities" in modern treaties

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A new report looking at governance in Canada’s three territories credits the public service, Aboriginal self-governments, and Aboriginal development corporations as the key drivers for northern development in the future.

A report produced by the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for the North...

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Iqaluit August 21, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Photo: Officials answer questions about Iqaluit’s dump dousing

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Nunavut August 21, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Canadian Forces invite Iqalummiut to Op Nanook community day

Military meet-and-greet includes ship tours, paratrooper show

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit residents will get a chance to see some of the hardware involved in Operation Nanook Aug. 23, when Canadian Forces hold a community day in the city centre.

The day-long event takes place during the annual Arctic exercise, which involves two scenarios this year.

Aug. 23 will mark the day...

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Nunavut August 21, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Photo: Stephen Harper meets the people in Arctic Bay

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Nunavut August 21, 2014 - 11:31 am

Cape Dorset man surrenders to police after 10-hour standoff

Armed man barricaded inside residence — schools, health centre closed

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Updated at 12:00 p.m.

A man surrendered to police Aug. 21 in Cape Dorset after an early-morning standoff in this Baffin community.

Ten hours after RCMP first responded to a call about an armed man in a local residence, police say the man is now in custody and facing possible charges.

No one was...

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Nunavut August 21, 2014 - 10:09 am

Rankin Inlet hosts final hearings on Meliadine gold project

Hearings are NIRB's final chance to assess gold mine proposal

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Final hearings on Agnico Eagle Mines’ Meliadine project begin Aug. 21, in Rankin Inlet — the final chance for the Nunavut Impact Review Board to assess the Meliadine gold mine proposal.

If given the go-ahead, the mine, linked to Rankin Inlet by a 24-kilometre all-weather road, would be AEM’s...

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Nunavut August 21, 2014 - 8:49 am

Nunavut school curriculum changes to start this January

Big new literacy program to kick off in 2015

PETER VARGA

Nunavut schools won’t be seeing any major changes to curriculum for the 2014-2015 school year until January 2015, according to school authorities, when the Department of Education begins to roll out a new literacy program in elementary schools.

Changes that the Department of Education announced in......

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Iqaluit August 21, 2014 - 8:40 am

Photo: Iqaluit’s newest canine resident

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Nunavut August 21, 2014 - 8:20 am

Photo: Prime Minister visits CHARS site in Cambridge Bay

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Iqaluit August 21, 2014 - 6:28 am

Iqaluit women stomp their way onto local arts scene

Kasuktaqtiit performs South African-inspired gumboot dancing

SARAH ROGERS

Slap, stomp, stomp.

It’s a long way from the southern tip of Africa to the Canadian Arctic, but its rhythms have recently been heard coming out of an Iqaluit garage, a yoga studio and more recently, on stage at arts events held in Nunavut’s capital.

A group of six Iqaluit women, each sporting...

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Nunavut August 20, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Cape Dorset hosts 20th Eastern Arctic elders’ gathering

“People are meeting each other, making friends. This is a big event here"

THOMAS ROHNER

Elders from across Nunavut and Nunavik are gathering in Cape Dorset this week for the 20th annual Eastern Arctic elders’ gathering.

“Everybody’s really excited to see each other again,” Cape Dorset mayor Palaya Qiatsuk told Nunatsiaq News Aug. 20.

“People are meeting each other, making friends....

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