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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Ottawa appoints respected lawyer to the Nunavut bench

Former Crown prosecutor replaces Andrew Mahar, who joins the NWT Supreme Court

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Paul Bychok, a respected lawyer who recently retired as a Crown prosecutor in Nunavut, will now serve as a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice.

Peter MacKay, the federal justice minister, made the announcement June 26.

Bychok fills a spot on the Nunavut bench vacated May 28 by Andrew Mahar, who...

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Around the Arctic June 29, 2015 - 11:30 am

Photo: Many voices, one song

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Nunavik June 29, 2015 - 11:05 am

Nunavik police net $20K in bootlegged booze

Police seized dozens of bottles flown in as cargo to Salluit

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik police have seized dozens of bottles of bootlegged liquor that were destined for residents of the Hudson Strait community of Salluit.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers in Salluit picked up 168 bottles of vodka that had been flown in as cargo June 22.

In an email to Nunatsiaq News,...

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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Kivalliq community officially takes Inuktitut name

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Alianait festival hosts gospel workshop

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 9:40 am

More effort needed to clean Nunavut’s trashy capital, advocates say

Cold, wet day meant poor showing for annual volunteer spring cleanup

DAVID MURPHY

If we’re talking trash, Iqaluit has to step up its game.

Iqaluit residents tried last week, on June 19, to clean up the capital during the annual spring cleanup, but the day was marred by snowy rain.

Usually the annual cleanup means a morning away from the office cubicle to walk around town in...

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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 8:20 am

Nunavut’s Jerry Cans kick off southern tour on Parliament Hill

"The wild west! We’ll see how it goes out there”

LISA GREGOIRE

It took several years of trying, rigorous security checks for everyone, including babies, a few good words from their local MP, and two days of multi-band rehearsals for Nunavut rockers, the Jerry Cans, to make it into the line-up on Parliament Hill for the afternoon Canada Day show July 1.

All...

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Around the Arctic June 29, 2015 - 8:19 am

Photo: Greenland alt-rockers Nanook headline Saturday concert

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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 7:14 am

Nunavut murder trial adjourned until August

Evidence ends with 15 hours of testimony from accused, Peter Kingwatsiak

THOMAS ROHNER

Accused killer Peter Kingwatsiak finally left the witness box late on June 26 after giving about 15 hours of testimony that sometimes contradicted itself.

But Kingwatsiak, on trial for killing his step-brother Mappaluk Adla in Cape Dorset on Sept. 20, 2010, and slashing his uncle with a knife an...

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Nunavut June 29, 2015 - 6:00 am

Smoking rates up in Nunavut, but so is life satisfaction

New statistics for 2014 show 62 per cent of Nunavut residents smoke

SARAH ROGERS

Smoking rates in Canada continue to drop, but not in Nunavut.

The newly-released Canadian Community Health Survey for 2014 shows that the number of Canadians who smoke either daily or occasionally dropped to 18.1 per cent from 19.3 per cent in 2013.

But Nunavut’s smoking rate remains the highest...

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 5:55 am

Photo: Everyone loves a parade

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Iqaluit June 29, 2015 - 5:55 am

Photo: Don’t shoot! Puppet masters at Alianait

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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Nunavut court: Accused killer’s memory improves under cross-examination

“You shot him right in the middle of the forehead, right?”

THOMAS ROHNER

Peter Kingwatsiak testified at his first-degree murder trial in Iqaluit June 26 that he does remember many details from the shooting death of his step-brother in 2010, contradicting earlier testimony, when he said he couldn’t remember much because he was blacked out from sniffing gasoline.

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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 2:02 pm

Ottawa, Nunavut, announce money for $40M harbour in Pond Inlet

Federal government kicks in up to $30 million, GN to put in up to $10 million

SARAH ROGERS

Pond Inlet will become the second community in Nunavut to get a small craft harbour, after Pangnirtung.

That’s after Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq announced multi-million dollar funding to help construct the new marine infrastructure June 26 in the Baffin community.

Aglukkaq pledged up to $30 million...

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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Happy Canada Day to our readers

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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Nunavut, Nunavik can expect a cooler summer

The exceptions: Rankin Inlet and Arviat which sit just below the jet stream

SARAH ROGERS

After a long, frosty winter and spring, communities in both Nunavut and Nunavik should be able to look forward to warmer temperatures, right?

They might be a little disappointed this year.

In its seasonal outlook for June, July and August, Environment Canada is forecasting cooler than normal...

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Iqaluit June 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Photo: Summon your inner beast with a Greenlandic mask

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Iqaluit June 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Photo: Tuesday morning sing-a-long with friends from Greenland

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Iqaluit June 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Photo: It’s easy, just jump! Inuit games demo at Alianait

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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 9:29 am

Arviat high school looks at distance ed to graduate its students

“It’s just another resource that we like to have at our disposal"

SARAH ROGERS

Parents of high school students in Arviat are concerned about changes to curriculum delivery next year that may force certain students to take distance education courses starting in September.

Arviat parents attended an information session June 17 at the local John Arnalukjuak High School, where...

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