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Nunavik March 25, 2015 - 8:24 am

Armed stand-off, hostage-taking ends March 25 with death of Nunavik man

In Inukjuak, man released woman, 60, twin infants; then later turned firearm on himself, police say

JANE GEORGE

(Updated at 3:20 p.m., March 25)

An armed stand-off ended at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in the Nunavik community of Inukjuak, when a 24-year-old man turned his gun on himself, suffering a fatal wound.

Three hostages, a 60-year-old woman and twin babies, aged nine months, had already been...

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Nunavik March 25, 2015 - 8:20 am

Photo: Nunavik Creations picks up marketing award

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Nunavik March 25, 2015 - 8:20 am

Photo: Former NHLers head to Kuujjuaq

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Around the Arctic March 25, 2015 - 5:55 am

Up and coming Nunavut artist holds first solo exhibit in Toronto

Nicotye Samayualie: “I’m supporting my boys with my art"

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO — She got lost in the airport, felt like she was going to faint and then her baby cried through her opening night speech.

But Cape Dorset artist Nicotye Samayualie said her first solo exhibition in Toronto was a lot of fun — and she hopes it’s the first of many.

“It was really good for...

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm

TV Nunavut: could it really happen?

Society preps CRTC application for territory-wide educational channel

PETER VARGA

A group of television and film producers behind a project to create TV Nunavut, a territory-wide network devoted to broadcasting Nunavut and Inuit-made programming, posted a milestone this month.

The TV Nunavut Educational Broadcast Society learned late last week that their promise to deliver...

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 2:25 pm

The Iqaluit wine-beer store plebiscite: a primer

Here’s what we know so far

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(Updated March 24, 2:25 p.m., with contact and polling station info)

Elections Nunavut has just released more information about the April 20 Iqaluit plebiscite on the Government of Nunavut’s proposal to open a wine and beer store.

Here’s what we know so far:

What’s the question?

It’s.........

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Pond Inlet ballers take territorial championship

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Visiting TV crew films elders in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Two Nunavummiut lovers….and a bear

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Nunavik March 24, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Resource centre helps Inuit find work, stability in the big city

Ivirtivik centre to start fifth year of operation in Montreal

SARAH ROGERS

MONTREAL — Barbara Veevee has the personality to match her fluorescent pink striped tee shirt; she’s bright and energetic.

But her energy in the workplace has waned in recent months, said Veevee, who’s worked a night shift cleaning offices for the last two years.

“I’m tired of my mop and...

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 11:55 am

Geologists set to update land maps between Iqaluit and Pangnirtung

Scientists will describe summer survey in public consultation

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Federal government scientists will survey the geology and landscape of a large area between Iqaluit and Pangnirtung this summer.

The Geological Survey of Canada and Natural Resources Canada will share their plans and goals with the public March 25 at the Nunavut Research Institute in...

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 10:40 am

Segregated Nunavut inmates don’t get proper oversight: AG

“These are the department’s own rules. We just expect them to follow their own rules”

THOMAS ROHNER

Inmates at the Baffin Correction Centre who are isolated from the rest of the population and put in segregation do not get proper oversight to ensure their safety and security, the office of the Auditor General of Canada said in a report on the state of corrections in Nunavut March 10.

“That...

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 9:58 am

Canada already protects Aboriginal rights: Conservative MP

Bill C-641 is little more than "lip service"

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The Conservative government says the Canadian constitution is doing its job of protecting the rights of Aboriginal peoples in this country.

Conservative MP Mark Strahl suggested last week that bill C-641, a private member’s bill that aims to adapt Canadian law to the United Nations Declaration on...

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 9:03 am

Research shows new TB tester reduces diagnosis time in Nunavut

"It can make a big difference in a patient's life"

JANE GEORGE

Tuberculosis, the focus of World TB Day, March 24, continues to be a significant public health concern in Canada’s North, where TB rates are sky-high and testing for TB takes far longer than in the country’s major centres.

“The battle is not won. We can see it in Iqaluit and Nunavut where the...

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Iqaluit March 24, 2015 - 9:00 am

Photo: Nunavut MP talks about culturally-sensitive mental health services

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Nunavik March 24, 2015 - 9:00 am

Photo: The light of life lights up Puvirnituq

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Nunavik March 24, 2015 - 8:10 am

Photo: Dr. Stanley Vollant and crew arrive in Kuujjuaq

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Around the Arctic March 24, 2015 - 7:56 am

Greenland sets its sights on tackling high TB rates

"The road to success must be built on significant, long-term and sustained efforts"

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Tuberculosis continues to pose a major threat to health in Greenland.

“The size of the challenge we face cannot be underestimated. The road to an acceptable incidence of the disease is long. The path to extinction [of TB] is even longer,” the Greenland government said March 23 in a statement...

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Around the Arctic March 24, 2015 - 7:10 am

Tuberculosis rates remain sky-high among Canadian Inuit

Incidence rate of active TB among Inuit almost 400 times higher than among non-Aboriginals

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If you live in the Inuit regions of Canada, chances are that you or someone you know has tested positive for tuberculosis, a deadly infectious disease that usually affects the lungs.

In 2006 and again in 2014, Canada’s minister of health announced the adoption of a national TB reduction target of...

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Nunavut March 24, 2015 - 6:30 am

Nunavut nurse’s civil affidavit mentions death of Cape Dorset baby

"I said to Neevee that she should come to the clinic if the baby didn’t settle”

THOMAS ROHNER

Debbie McKeown, the former Cape Dorset nurse at the centre of a scandal involving the death of a three-month-old baby in 2012, is giving her side of the story.

That story, now public information, is contained in an affidavit recently filed with the Nunavut Court of Justice in connection with court......

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