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Around the Arctic July 21, 2014 - 7:10 am

Photo: Drumming and dancing in Jim Koe Park

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Nunavut July 21, 2014 - 7:09 am

Photo: Juggling songs to support early childhood development

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Nunavik July 21, 2014 - 6:18 am

Aupaluk’s new school slated to open in September 2016

Fire destroyed Nunavik community's only school last winter

SARAH ROGERS

The Kativik School Board says it hopes a new school in the Nunavik community of Aupaluk will be built and ready to accept students by September 2016.

A fire last March destroyed Tarsakallak school in the community of about 195 people.

But the completion of the new school depends on Quebec’s...

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Nunavik July 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Nunavik man dies following police intervention

Quebec provincial police to investigate incident

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An Inukjuak man died overnight following a police intervention in the Nunavik community of 1,500.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers responded to an incident at a private residence on the evening of July 17 in which a 29-year-old man was seriously injured, said Quebec’s provincial police...

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Iqaluit July 18, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Air quality in Nunavut’s capital now failing provincial health standard

Levels of cancer-causing dioxins and furans higher than Ontario guidelines

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The latest data collected on air quality in Iqaluit show that while fine particulate matter in the air, as a result of the burning dump, remains low, the levels of dioxins and furans are exceeding Ontario health standards.

A July 18 news release from the Government of Nunavut’s Department of...

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Nunavut July 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Photo: A warm up for Team Nunavut’s girls basketball players

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Nunavut July 18, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Photo: Cambridge Baymiut take the annual plunge

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Nunavut July 18, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Nunavut coroner to hold inquest into Igloolik man’s jail cell death

Solomon Uyarasuk, 26, died Sept. 23, 2012 inside an RCMP holding unit

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The people of Igloolik will finally get a chance to learn how and why 26-year-old Solomon Uyarasuk died Sept. 23, 2012 inside an RCMP jail cell in Igloolik.

The Office of the Chief Coroner of Nunavut announced July 18 that they will hold an inquest into Uyarasuk’s death in Igloolik, from Nov. 24...

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Around the Arctic July 18, 2014 - 12:15 pm

ICC’s pan-Arctic meetings kick off in Inuvik next week

In an ever-evolving Arctic, assembly could be "pivotal," says ICC Canada president

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One of the largest Inuit-focused assemblies of the year kicks off in Inuvik, NWT, this weekend.

Canada will host the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s pan-Arctic general assembly, which comes to Canada only once every 12 years, starting July 20.

And ICC Canada president Duane Smith says the assembly...

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Nunavut July 18, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Nunavut court to give Cape Dorset man’s manslaughter sentence this fall

Killing occurred during October 2010 shooting rampage

JIM BELL

The people of Cape Dorset will wait until at least early September for the sentencing of Elee Geetah, 23, who earlier this year was found guilty of manslaughter in the Oct. 10, 2010 killing of Jamesie Simigak, Geetah’s 23-year-old brother.

Justice Neil Sharkey said in court July 18 that he needs...

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Nunavut July 18, 2014 - 7:41 am

Arviat tries to scare off its unwanted polar bear visitors

Wildlife officers can't explain high number of polar bear sightings this summer

SARAH ROGERS

It was another loud evening in Arviat July 16, as bear bangers went off to scare away a nuisance polar bear that had ventured into the Kivalliq community.

Arviat has received a number of visits from polar bears this week, prompting the hamlet to issue a warning, as polar bears have been spotted...

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Nunavut July 18, 2014 - 6:03 am

The char are running, and getting caught in western Nunavut

Kitikmeot Foods harvests Arctic char from Surrey River

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CAMBRIDGE BAY — Warm weather has come to Nunavut, which means it’s time for Kitikmeot Foods’ first Arctic char catch of the season.

“It’s all become a routine,” said Stéphane Lacasse, general manager of Kitikmeot Foods in Cambridge Bay, July 16. “But every catch we bring...

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Around the Arctic July 17, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Nunavut’s Taima TB project helped more people get TB treatment: report

“The direct involvement of the community was central”

JIM BELL

The best way to tackle Nunavut’s sky-high tuberculosis rate is to visit people at home, hire Inuit to communicate with Inuit and get the community working together on a common goal, the head of Taima TB, Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez, told Nunatsiaq News following the release of an evaluation report on the...

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Nunavut July 17, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Stranded Nunavut hunters drag boat, make raft, to save themselves

Group of seven from Arctic Bay home safe

SARAH ROGERS

A group of seven hunters made it home safely to Arctic Bay July 16 after being stranded on an ice floe for two days.

A group of hunters, travelling with snowmobiles, qamutiks and a boat, left to go narwhal hunting in Admiralty Inlet last weekend, when the floe edge they were on broke off July

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Iqaluit July 17, 2014 - 11:59 am

Parks Day in Nunavut’s capital cancelled due to dump smoke

“Public health and well-being are a priority to us"

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The Iqaluit dump fire has claimed another victim.

Nunavut Parks and Special Places issued a news release July 17 saying the annual Parks Day celebration at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park near Iqaluit, scheduled for July 19, has been cancelled.

“Public health and well-being are a priority to...

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Around the Arctic July 17, 2014 - 11:57 am

Photo: ICC’s general assembly kicks off in Inuvik

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Nunavut July 17, 2014 - 11:56 am

Photo: Bowhead whales feed on fish in Cumberland Sound

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Nunavut July 17, 2014 - 11:55 am

Photo: NWT forest fire smoke blows North

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Nunavut July 17, 2014 - 10:30 am

Kinship naming among Inuit unites family and community

New book highlights importance of continuing naming tradition

SARAH ROGERS

Arviat elder Matilda Sulurayok’s sauniq, or namesake, is Kimaliarjuk, and it’s a name that’s played an important role in her life.

“My namesake, who was an old man, came to see me shortly after I was born,” she said in a 2012 interview, “and said that I would be able to do many things and be able...

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Nunavut July 17, 2014 - 9:15 am

Nunavut MLA Samuel Nuqingaq back at work following suspensions

Member for Uqqummiut promises to take his place in legislative assembly

PETER VARGA

Samuel Nuqingaq came back to work as the elected member for Uqqummiut July 16, the day his second suspension from the legislature expired.

“It’s good to be back, working again,” Nuqingaq said July 16 from his constituency office in Qikiqtarjuaq.

Nunavut MLAs voted May 22 to suspend Nuqingaq from...

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