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Nunavut February 14, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut org president chooses a Pootoogook print for PM Trudeau

“I told the prime minister I hope the print gives him as much joy as it gives me when I look at it"

THOMAS ROHNER

Aluki Kotierk, less than two months into her four-year term as president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., thought long and hard about what to present Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his recent trip to Iqaluit.

In the end, Kotierk chose a print by the late Kinngait artist Annie Pootoogook, called...

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Around the Arctic February 14, 2017 - 11:45 am

Researchers find growing piles of trash on the Arctic seabed

“Our findings indicate that the Arctic faces a pollution problem and that it is spreading in the North”

STEVE DUCHARME

The Arctic’s growing tourism and shipping industry might not just bring more cash: it could bring more trash.

That’s according to a team of German scientists who report in the online scientific journal, Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, that more garbage sits on the Arctic......

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Ottawa February 14, 2017 - 8:30 am

Inuit 101 at Ottawa’s annual winter festival

“Even a lot of regular Canadians don’t know much about the Inuit, so it’s a chance to become exposed to our culture"

COURTNEY EDGAR

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OTTAWA—Tucked inside an enormous iglu is an old qamutik leaning against the curved wall, several seal skins draped across a table and two people dressed in sealskin coats drumming on a qilaut at the far end, away from the entrance of the iglu.

Dozens of people move about...

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Nunavut February 14, 2017 - 7:00 am

Nunavut Inuk becomes first Indigenous contestant on CTV’s MasterChef

Iqaluit's Sheila Lumsden among 24 chef finalists; program airs on CTV March 2

THOMAS ROHNER

When Iqaluit cook Sheila Lumsden got the call from a Toronto producer last August that she had made the cut for the next season of MasterChef Canada on CTV, Lumsden was left almost speechless.

“I remember I was at the Iqaluit airport, outside, and all I could say was, ‘Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my...

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Nunavut February 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut oil and gas assessment resurrected under NIRB leadership

Nunavut review board will get $2.5 million for two-year study

LISA GREGOIRE

A strategic environmental assessment of potential oil and gas exploration in the eastern Arctic will go ahead after all and the Nunavut Impact Review Board is taking the lead.

A day after Nunatsiaq News published a story suggesting the three-year-old Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada...

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Nunavut February 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Federal Court raps cruise ship owner for 2010 Nunavut grounding

Court finds Clipper Adventurer's officers put nearly 200 lives at risk

JANE GEORGE

The owners of the Arctic cruise ship, the Clipper Adventurer, which famously grounded near Kugluktuk in August 2010, with 128 passengers and 69 crew members on board, has lost a $13.5 million lawsuit they filed against the Government of Canada.

They had claimed compensation from the Government of...

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Nunavut February 13, 2017 - 12:59 pm

Photo: Educating Nunavut public servants just got easier

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Nunavik February 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

Nunavik cuts funding to well-known select hockey program

Makivik, KRG want to "develop hockey at the community level"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s multimillion dollar crime prevention fund has opted not to finance the region’s popular select hockey program, the regional organizations which manage the fund said last week.

In 2006, former National Hockey League player Joé Juneau helped to launch the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development...

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Nunavut February 13, 2017 - 10:00 am

Baffin Inuit org approves draft budget, gets ready for 2017

“Every Inuk should receive a scholarship, period, through NTI”

STEVE DUCHARME

P.J. Akeeagok, the president of Qikiqtani Inuit Association, says there are “big things he wants to accomplish this year.”

To that end, the Baffin region’s Inuit association took its first step towards achieving some of those goals in Iqaluit Feb. 8 with the approval by its board of its draft...

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Nunavut February 13, 2017 - 8:30 am

Western Nunavut RCMP arrest man carrying coke, crack

"The Cambridge Bay RCMP remains committed to preventing the trade of illicit substances"

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A Feb. 8 bust in Cambridge Bay reveals there’s a market in Nunavut for the highly addictive drug, crack cocaine.

That’s when members of the Cambridge Bay RCMP received a tip about a passenger from British Columbia aboard a commercial flight headed to the Kitikmeot community of about 1,700

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Nunavut February 13, 2017 - 7:00 am

Family member welcomes Inquest into 2012 Nunavut death

Baker Lake's Paul Kayuryuk, mistaken for drunk, died after overnighting in police cells

LISA GREGOIRE

The brother of a Baker Lake man who died after spending time in RCMP custody says he’s glad an inquest into the death will finally go forward this summer.

The Office of the Chief Coroner, Padma Suramala, announced Feb. 10 that an inquest into the death of Paul Kayuryuk, who passed away Oct. 29,...

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Nunavut February 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Handshakes, selfies and tea: Trudeau wraps up Nunavut visit at high school

But Iqalungmiut had questions about housing, employment and new Inuit-Crown body

THOMAS ROHNER

The celebrity hype around Prime Minister Justin Trudeau descended on Nunavut’s capital Feb. 9, coming to a head in a jam-packed one-hour event at Inuksuk High School.

While some of that hype emerged last time Trudeau visited Iqaluit, during the 2015 federal election campaign, the recent visit was...

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-none- February 10, 2017 - 3:32 pm

Photo: GN celebrates new infrastructure in Kugluktuk

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Nunavut February 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Photo: Sundog over Cape Dorset

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Ottawa February 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Photo: Few things says Inuit Day better than outdoor games

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Nunavut February 10, 2017 - 2:30 pm

While Nunavut struggles with elder care, Sailivik offers a solution

Non-profit looks at locations, develops business plan for 72-bed care home to serve all of Nunavut

JIM BELL

It’s no secret the Government of Nunavut struggles with the burden of caring for the territory’s rapidly growing number of elders who need care the GN is not able to provide.

Recent complaints about Embassy West Senior Living Centre in Ottawa, are just one example of the hostility that this...

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Iqaluit February 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Nunavut police seize 40 lbs of pot, arrest Iqaluit man

Brian Czar charged with trafficking for huge weed bust

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

An Iqaluit man faces drug trafficking charges following his arrest by members of the Nunavut RCMP and the discovery of nearly 40 pounds of marijuana in his possession while he was travelling from Ottawa to Iqaluit, Feb. 4.

Brian Czar has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for...

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Nunavut February 10, 2017 - 11:45 am

Has Ottawa shelved Nunavut oil and gas assessment?

Three years have passed since INAC began offshore oil and gas assessment; still no progress

LISA GREGOIRE

It appears that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has quietly shelved a strategic environmental assessment of offshore oil and gas development in the Baffin region.

It’s either that or the process is so badly stalled, officials don’t want to talk about it.

Nunatsiaq News has tried repeatedly...

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Nunavut February 10, 2017 - 10:30 am

Recall on President’s Choice brand baby food pouches expanded: GN

Earlier recall expanded due to possibility of dangerous bacteria

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

If you have baby food that looks like this in your home, don’t eat it.

A food recall warning, first issued on Feb. 3, has also been updated to include additional products.

Loblaw Companies Ltd. has already pulled President’s Choice (PC) Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace...

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Nunavik February 10, 2017 - 10:00 am

Photo: Nunavik’s Raglan mine welcomes two new Inuit miners

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