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Around the Arctic July 27, 2016 - 7:00 am

Pauktuutit wants Inuk appointed as sixth commissioner on MMIWG inquiry

"We feel like only an Indigenous person know what we’ve been through"

SARAH ROGERS

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada has asked the federal government to appoint a sixth, Inuk commissioner to oversee the upcoming national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Pauktuutit expressed concerns last week that a draft list of five commissioners did not include an......

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 3:57 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between July 17 and July 24

Manslaughter judgment leads the past week's top five stories

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More than 10 years have passed since Leanne Irkootee died — but she’s not forgotten: this past week, readers of Nunatsiaqonline.ca wanted to learn about the final judgment on the 2004 killing of 22-year-old Irkootee in Rankin Inlet.

Her killer, Adrian Van Eindhoven, pleaded guilty July 15 to...

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Premiers meeting highlights Nunavut’s energy needs

“We have a region in Canada that’s underdeveloped and that’s Nunavut"

SARAH ROGERS

Canadian premiers left a three-day meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon last week citing progress on responsible energy development and policy.

But Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna knows the territory has its work cut out for it and can’t do it alone.

During the annual summer meeting of the Council of the...

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Around the Arctic July 26, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Photo: A memorial for relocated Inuit

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Iqaluit July 26, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Wildlife officers kill polar bear near Iqaluit campground

Meat butchered, distributed to elders

STEVE DUCHARME

Territorial wildlife officers shot and killed a polar bear which, in the early morning hours of July 23, wandered into a camp site at Sylvia Grinnell Park, damaging three or four tents.

The incident marks the first sighting of a polar bear near Iqaluit this year.

Nunavut’s wildlife management...

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut regulator: we can’t assess Baffinland’s new railway proposal

Plan for Milne Inlet railway may not be covered by land use plan exemption

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The Nunavut Impact Review Board says it cannot assess whether a railway can replace the Milne Inlet tote road as part of the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. Phase 2 expansion program until after the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Minister decides whether the issue is covered by a July 2015...

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 8:30 am

Torrential rains, fog disrupt Baffin food shipments

Nunavut’s two big retailers say they’re used to flight cancellations

THOMAS ROHNER

It was a sad weekend for bread-lovers in Iqaluit July 23 and July 24: there was barely a single slice of bread to be found at the grocery stores.

That’s because the record-breaking soggy weather that recently soaked south Baffin did more than just flood rivers and shut down roads in Iqaluit....

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Nunavut July 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

Ottawa accepts NIRB’s no on Nunavut uranium mine

Ministers of INAC, NRCan, DFO and Transport agree Kiggavik "should not proceed at this time"

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It’s a no once again for the Areva Canada Resources Kiggavik uranium mine project near the central Nunavut community of Baker Lake.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board recommended in May 2015 that the project should not proceed.

And now, more than a year later, the four federal ministers with...

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Iqaluit July 25, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Photo: Bad weather leaves Iqaluit shops short of groceries

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

“No foul play” in death of egg-gathering Nunavut teen: RCMP

Girl, 17, fell off a cliff while harvesting eggs

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The Nunavut RCMP says “no foul play” took place in the July 24 death of a teenage girl from Igloolik.

The girl, 17, was harvesting eggs on a cliff outside Igloolik when she fell off, police said in a July 25 statement. 

Members of the Igloolik RCMP detachment received a report that a girl had...

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Around the Arctic July 25, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Photo: ITK gets $9 million to help implement new suicide prevention plan

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Photo: A windfall for Cambridge Bay daycare

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Photo: Nunavut MP back in action

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut MP Tootoo returns to work after short leave

Hunter Tootoo to address constituent concerns at July 27 open house

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Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo is back to work this week following a leave of seven weeks, his office announced July 25.

And constituents can expect to see him soon: Tootoo will be back in Iqaluit July 27 to host a three-hour open house at his local office.

“After completing my treatment for alcohol...

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Around the Arctic July 25, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Louis St-Laurent to complete offshore mapping for UNCLOS

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 10:00 am

At site of burnt high school, Cape Dorset says goodbye

Crews clearing site, installing new portables for 2016-17 school year

SARAH ROGERS

It’s been almost a year since a major fire destroyed Cape Dorset’s Peter Pitseolak high school, leaving 170 students without classrooms and robbing the community of an important meeting place.

Since the day of the fire, Sept. 6, 2015, much of the charred debris has sat at the site of the school, a...

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 8:30 am

Stung by quota ruling, BFC pulls out of Nunavut fishing group

Baffin Fisheries alleges conflict of interest at regional lobbying association

STEVE DUCHARME

The Baffin Fisheries Coalition has walked away from the territory’s fishing industry association, alleging a conflict of interest in the group’s leadership, the company said in a July 22 news release.

The BFC announced that it has suspended its participation in the Nunavut Offshore Allocation...

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Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 7:00 am

Pauktuutit blasts Ottawa for lack of Inuit rep on MMIWG inquiry

“I cannot understand how in 2016 we are still not being included"

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The national organization representing Inuit women, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, says it’s concerned and “saddened” by the apparent lack of an Inuk commissioner within the upcoming federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The federal government has not formally...

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Nunavut July 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Botched 2014 NTCL sealift leaves west Nunavut town dusty in 2016

"We found out that the material had frozen at Hope Bay, when it was wintered in an unheated area"

JANE GEORGE

If you’re in the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay, you will have to put up with dusty streets this summer.

That’s because the municipality’s cold-damaged supply of dust supressant can’t be used.

And that all has to do with a botched sealift delivery in 2014 from the Northern Transportation...

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Nunavut July 22, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut government issues RFP for Kitikmeot air ambulance service

GN, Adlair still in court over 2012 lawsuit

SARAH ROGERS

The Government of Nunavut has issued a Request For Proposals for a new air ambulance service contract in western Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region.

The RFP, tendered June 14, remains open until Aug. 3.

Since December 2011, the region has been serviced by Air Tindi, a Yellowknife-based air service, which...

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