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Iqaluit August 25, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Photo: Catching serious air at the Iqaluit skate park

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Around the Arctic August 25, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Photo: ITK leaders, past, present speak at Iqaluit language summit

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Around the Arctic August 25, 2015 - 1:34 pm

The ITK presidential contest: Terry Audla

“I’m there to build the consensus”

JIM BELL

Nunatsiaq News will publish candidate profiles this week, in alphabetical order, for the three people contesting the president’s position at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami: Terry Audla, Jerry Komaksiutiksak and Natan Obed. ITK members and delegates will choose a winner at a general meeting to be held......

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Nunavut August 25, 2015 - 11:15 am

Western Nunavut gold project heads into technical review

Nunavut regulators seek comment on TMAC's revamped project

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The price of gold is down, but TMAC Resources Inc. continues to move ahead with its Hope Bay-Doris North gold mine project in western Nunavut, about 125 kilometres south of Cambridge Bay, with a view to getting its mill in operation by the end of 2016.

By then the price of gold — now languishing...

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Nunavut August 25, 2015 - 9:34 am

Nunavut rallies around family devastated by lethal tent fire

Coroner confirms young father, three children have died of burn injuries

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(Updated, Aug. 25, 9:35 a.m.)

The devastating Aug. 16 tent fire near Pond Inlet has claimed four victims: Ikie Kautuq, father of four, and three of his children, the Office of the Chief Coroner confirmed Aug. 25.

The injured family members had been medevaced to hospitals in Winnipeg and Ottawa...

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Nunavut August 25, 2015 - 8:06 am

Nunavut officials rapped teacher for “touching students inappropriately”

Johnny Meeko says he can’t recall 2009 letter of reprimand

THOMAS ROHNER

Nunavut’s education department issued former Sanikiluaq teacher Johnny Meeko a letter of reprimand in 2009 for touching students inappropriately, the Nunavut Court of Justice heard in Iqaluit Aug. 24.

Crown prosecutor Amy Porteous entered the letter into evidence Aug. 24 on the seventh day of...

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Nunavut August 25, 2015 - 7:01 am

Groups urge review board to hold hearings on Nunavut iron mine

"They are asking the people living in the Arctic to assume the burden of an increased environmental risk”

LISA GREGOIRE

If recent correspondence is any indication, the Nunavut Impact Review Board will likely be persuaded to hold public hearings to reconsider the terms and conditions of the Baffinland Mary River iron mine’s current project certificate.

Five federal departments, the Government of Nunavut, two...

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Nunavut August 25, 2015 - 7:00 am

Photo: Lift off: a pair of tundra swans depart Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut August 25, 2015 - 7:00 am

Photo: Need a tow?

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Around the Arctic August 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

What you clicked on most often between Aug. 16 and Aug. 23

Top story: Kuujjuaq drug bust

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Thousands of Nunatsiaqonline.ca readers, according to Google Analytics, flocked to the front index page of the Nunatsiaq News website this past week to see the various photos posted there (as well as on our Facebook page.)

The most popular of these was a photo of elders from Nunavut and Nunavik ...

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Nunavut August 24, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Nunavut government seeks volunteers for midwifery committee

Committee members advise health minister on midwifery-related issues

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If you live in Nunavut — and are not a midwife or territorial government employee — you may wish to put your name in for a seat on the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee.

Nunavut’s health department has two openings to fill on the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee, which is mandated...

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Nunavik August 24, 2015 - 10:46 am

Photo: Eggs anyone?

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Nunavut August 24, 2015 - 10:03 am

Photo: Maud prepares to leave

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Around the Arctic August 24, 2015 - 9:40 am

Greenpeace tracks Arctic seismic ship off east Greenland coast

Enviro group also releases report on impact of seismic blasts on marine mammals

LISA GREGOIRE

The same company that hopes to conduct seismic testing off Baffin Island’s east coast next summer is currently doing seismic testing in the Greenland Sea.

And Greenpeace campaigners want you to know what that looks and sounds like.

So a crew of 25 or so Greenpeace activists and sailors are on...

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Nunavut August 24, 2015 - 8:06 am

Photo: Nunavut New Democrats pick ex-Liberal Jack Anawak

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Nunavut August 24, 2015 - 8:03 am

Nunavut court: ex-teacher denies molesting children

Meeko recants statements he made to police in 2012

THOMAS ROHNER

At a special Saturday sitting of the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Aug. 22, Justice Neil Sharkey heard former Nunavut teacher Johnny Meeko admit to sex crimes against students in a 2012 police video statement played in court. 

But later, when Meeko testified in his own defence, Sharkey...

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Nunavut August 24, 2015 - 7:06 am

Photo: Youth camp offers education enrichment in Clyde River

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Nunavut August 24, 2015 - 7:00 am

Orange is the new Jack: ex-Liberal contests Nunavut for the NDP

“An orange wave is sweeping across Canada, and Nunavut must be a part of it”

STEVE DUCHARME

After some delay, including the disqualification of at least one hopeful, the Nunavut New Democratic Party riding association announced Aug. 23 that former Liberal MP Jack Anawak will carry their banner into the upcoming federal election. 

About 40 people were on hand at the Sylvia Grinnell...

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Around the Arctic August 21, 2015 - 1:15 pm

WWF, National Geographic link up to promote Arctic’s “Last Ice Area”

"To protect it for ice-dependent species and northern communities"

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The World Wildlife Fund-Canada and the National Geographic Society have teamed up on a drive to protect the High Arctic.

Its goal: to draw global awareness to what the two organizations call one of the most important parts of the Arctic — the “Last Ice Area” — the area above Canada’s High Arctic...

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Nunavut August 21, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Photo: Latitude anchors again in Cambridge Bay

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