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Nunavut May 03, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Learning the art of kamik-making in Kimmirut

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Iqaluit May 03, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Cops walk to promote mental health

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Nunavut May 03, 2016 - 6:30 am

Photo: Kicking up snow during Pakallak Days in Rankin Inlet

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Nunavut May 02, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Mining company, school partner for Nunavut trades training

"They can develop promising careers and be able to provide for their families"

LISA GREGOIRE

Uluadluak is only 18, but she just finished making a purple-and-black parka for a friend.

The Baker Lake high school student also crochets, thanks to her mom’s fine instruction. But last week, she was a hairdresser.

“I like fixing people’s hair,” said the Grade 11 student, originally from Arviat....

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Nunavut May 02, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut Justice department promotes remedies under family abuse act

But Inuit women's org says promotion needs to go beyond news releases

LISA GREGOIRE

The Government of Nunavut wants to remind Nunavummiut of the legal tools they can use to address violence in their homes.

And that’s a good thing, says the president of the national Inuit women’s organization, because most women don’t know what those tools are or how use them.

“I was there when...

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Nunavut May 02, 2016 - 8:30 am

Despite the risk, western Nunavut communities want gold mine jobs

"I want our younger generation to have jobs"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Jobs take precedence over the health of caribou herds, Kitikmeot community representatives said at the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s final hearing on Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.‘s Back River gold project.

When representatives of communities in western Nunavut spoke April 30, after...

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Around the Arctic May 02, 2016 - 7:00 am

U.S. drops bid to ban international trade in polar bear products

Canadian lobby efforts last year appear to have paid off

JIM BELL

(Updated at 2 p.m., May 3)

A lobby campaign that ex-Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq took to Washington, D.C. last year appears to have paid off.

When the Committee on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, meets in Johannesburg, South Africa this September, the United States Fish and...

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Iqaluit April 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Assault trial for Nunavut artist set to begin Sept. 21

Jonathan Cruz will faces three charges in judge-alone trial

THOMAS ROHNER

Jonathan Cruz, an Iqaluit-based graffiti and hip-hop artist whose murals appear around Nunavut, will stand trial on three assault charges on Sept. 21, Justice Neil Sharkey said at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit April 29.

Cruz, 33, who has held art workshops for Nunavut youth to help...

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Around the Arctic April 29, 2016 - 1:15 pm

EU trade deal good for Nunavut fish harvesters, Tootoo says

Better access to European customers could bring growth to Nunavut fishery

JIM BELL

Canada’s upcoming trade agreement with the European Union, which eliminates tariffs on nearly all Canadian seafood products, could provide a major boost to Nunavut’s commercial fish harvesters, Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo, the minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard, said April 28 from...

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Iqaluit April 29, 2016 - 11:00 am

Nunavut capital gives green light to Grizzlies graveyard shoot

Councillors discuss drafting a city film permitting system

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit city councillors gave the green light to the crew of the Kugluktuk Grizzlies movie to shoot near Iqaluit’s old cemetery, in a motion passed at a regular council meeting April 28.

Council’s motion is conditional on whether producers allow a city official to monitor the filming and that they...

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Nunavut April 29, 2016 - 6:59 am

From blizzards to Lake Iqaluit: wonky warmth in eastern Nunavut

Record high temperatures in Pangnirtung and Iqaluit this week

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With an early and dramatic spring thaw underway on Baffin Island, drivers and pedestrians alike are disappearing into the enormous water-filled potholes that now litter Iqaluit’s streets.

Well, not quite. But almost.

In Nunavut’s capital this week, temperatures soared above freezing and historic...

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Nunavut April 29, 2016 - 6:46 am

Photo: Gaining literacy through books and play

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Around the Arctic April 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Arctic sea ice tracker suspends updates after weird data readings

National Snow and Ice Data Center says sensor is providing "spurious data"

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Want to know how Arctic sea ice is doing?

For now, you’ll have to take a look outside instead of relying on satellite images of the Arctic sea ice extent from the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center.

The NSIDC says the sensor on its F-17 satellite has experienced “difficulties,” so...

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Nunavut April 28, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Long-time Nunavut leader James Arvaluk passes away

"It would be my great honour to do half of what he did for our community"

LISA GREGOIRE

The people of North Baffin are today mourning the death of James Arvaluk, long-time territorial politician and national Inuit leader.

Arvaluk, who resigned as Tununiq MLA in May 2011 due to failing health, passed away April 27 at a hospital in Winnipeg. He was 68.

“I have said this more often...

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Nunavik April 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Photo: End of year gala, awards for Nunavik hockey players

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Iqaluit April 28, 2016 - 1:25 pm

I’ll give up any benefits the union gives up, Iqaluit mayor says

April 26 bylaw amendment was incorrectly written, adding to the confusion

STEVE DUCHARME

(Updated 1:40 p.m., April 28)

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern said, in an email statement released April 28, that she’s willing to forego vacation travel assistance and other benefits if the Nunavut Employees Union recommends city employees do the same.

Redfern’s comments arrive after city...

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Nunavut April 28, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut still leads in victimization rates for spousal violence

Territorial victimization rates dropping, but still higher than rest of Canada

THOMAS ROHNER

Rates of spousal violence in Canada’s territories, including Nunavut, remain much higher than in the rest of the country, especially for Aboriginal residents, according to new data released April 27 by Statistics Canada.

The study, called Criminal Victimization in the Territories, 2014, reveals...

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Around the Arctic April 28, 2016 - 9:55 am

Photo: Montreal exhibit focuses on contemporary Inuit artworks

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Iqaluit April 28, 2016 - 9:30 am

Photo: Nunavut greenhouse society gets money for renovations

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Nunavut April 28, 2016 - 8:30 am

Canadian High Arctic Research Station seeks art designs

Proposals should reflect "ingenuity of Inuit culture"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY — While construction teams continue to work on the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, architects want to ensure the inside of its main science building honours “the timeless creative genius of the Inuit.”

That’s according to a document on CHARS art integration...

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