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Nunavut November 15, 2017 - 10:00 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12

Allegations against former CEO of Baffin Fisheries lead the news

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Our most-read story of the week: a Nunavut fishing firm alleges its ex-CEO diverted $1.4 million into a towering new house.

Baffin Fisheries, owned by five Baffin hunters and trappers organizations, alleges their ex-CEO, Garth Reid, diverted $1.4 million of company money into construction of an...

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Nunavut November 15, 2017 - 9:50 am

Photo: Cookies and cream landscape near Pangnirtung

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Around the Arctic November 15, 2017 - 9:15 am

Offshore oil-gas assessment meetings in Iqaluit this week

Nunavut Impact Review Board hosts early scoping sessions over two nights

STEVE DUCHARME

Iqaluit residents will get a chance to participate in public sessions this Nov. 15 and 16 for a big environmental review of oil and gas resources in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board will hold the meetings at the Roman Catholic parish hall, starting at 6:30 p.m. on each...

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Nunavut November 15, 2017 - 8:00 am

Next Nunavut MLAs confirm how they’ll choose premier, cabinet, Speaker

MLAs-in-waiting to pick new government with eight cabinet members, starting 10 a.m. Nov. 17

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The members of Nunavut’s next legislative assembly will choose a new territorial government by secret ballot on Friday, Nov. 17, the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut confirmed Nov. 14, following behind-closed-doors caucus meetings that started last week.

For many months, the Nov. 17 date has been...

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Ottawa police to investigate death of Baker Lake man following police chase

Man, 23, took ATV and died after crashing it

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A 23-year-old man, suspected to have been impaired, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Baker Lake after police gave chase to him, the Nunavut RCMP said Nov. 14 in a release.

Nunavut’s RCMP “V” Division said Baker Lake officers responded to calls during the late afternoon of Nov. 11...

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Around the Arctic November 14, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Arctic Finland’s newspaper seeks to boost online popularity

Lapin Kansa also features North Saami stories

JANE GEORGE

ROVANIEMI, FINLAND—When you walk into the sleek and airy high-tech newsroom of Lapin Kansa, the newspaper serving Finland’s Arctic region, you feel as if you have stepped into a newsroom of the future.

But, despite its ultra-modern look and the obvious availability of high-speed internet, some of...

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Nunavut November 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Photo: And the race is on for Nunavut’s next premier

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Nunavut November 14, 2017 - 11:30 am

Nunavut joint-venture airline signs 10-year deal with Agnico Eagle

Sarliaq Aviation, Nolinor will carry employees and supplies to Meadowbank, Meliadine

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A Nunavut-based aviation company has partnered with Quebec’s Nolinor Aviation and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. to transport employees and supplies to the mining company’s projects in the Kivalliq.

The new 10-year agreement will see Sarliaq Aviation and Nolinor provide air transport for Agnico Eagle...

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Around the Arctic November 14, 2017 - 10:00 am

ICC hopes Inuit Day observance will grow

“I’m glad to see that it’s starting to take off”

JIM BELL

Though the day’s not widely observed in Nunavut and Nunavik, the Inuit Circumpolar Council hopes that every Nov. 7, Inuit Day, sometimes called International Inuit Day, will in the future become more important.

Inuit in Ottawa took a small step towards meeting that aspiration this past Nov. 7,...

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Around the Arctic November 14, 2017 - 9:52 am

Photo: Supporting Indigenous language education in Arctic Finland

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Nunavut November 14, 2017 - 9:48 am

Photo: Paint your way to the stars

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Nunavut November 14, 2017 - 9:15 am

Rankin Inlet’s rickety water infrastructure raises worries

“The design of the system does not meet current codes and standards, nor does it meet the current and future water needs of the hamlet”

JOHN THOMPSON

The shoddy shape of Rankin Inlet’s water treatment and distribution system poses “many health and safety risks that must be addressed in the near future,” warns a Government of Nunavut report.

That’s from a request for proposals issued Nov. 10 by the territorial government, which is seeking ideas...

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Nunavut November 14, 2017 - 8:00 am

Western Nunavut goose die-off due to “natural causes,” autopsies show

"These young geese were not in good enough condition to complete the crossing from Victoria Island to the mainland"

JANE GEORGE

Natural causes led to the death of more than 1,000 geese on Long Point beach outside Cambridge Bay this past August, a pathologist’s report has found.

“It appears likely that these young geese were not in good enough condition to complete the crossing from Victoria Island to the mainland under...

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Nunavut November 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Watch out for foxes in Nunavut communities, GN warns

More animals have been sent out for rabies testing

SARAH ROGERS

The Government of Nunavut’s Health Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for foxes near communities.

In a Nov. 10 release, health officials say there’s been a significant increase in fox sightings around Nunavut this season.

It’s not clear if the population has actually grown or if...

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Nunavik November 13, 2017 - 11:30 am

Makivik Corp. announces plan for revamped Nunavik hockey program

Organization cuts ties with long-time coach Joé Juneau

SARAH ROGERS

Makivik Corp. says a new regional minor hockey program in the works aims to give ice time to more Inuit youth.

Nunavik’s Inuit birthright organization has announced plans for a revamped version of the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program, or NYHDP, which it hopes to re-launch in the fall of...

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Nunavut November 13, 2017 - 11:15 am

Photo: Tuktu smorgasbord near Baker Lake

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Nunavut November 13, 2017 - 10:00 am

Drum-dance song book shares powerful tradition in western Nunavut

“These songs are like a window into all the strengths of our people”

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—Drumming and singing filled Cambridge Bay’s Luke Novoligak Community Hall Oct. 18 after the official book launch of Huqqullaarutit Unipkaangit or “Stories Told Through Drum-Dance Songs.”

Residents from communities around western Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region ringed the centre of the...

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Nunavik November 13, 2017 - 9:15 am

New video aims to keep Nunavik patients safe in Montreal

Montreal police and Ullivik centre co-produce video

SARAH ROGERS

Montreal’s police department has teamed up with the Ullivik residence to produce a video to welcome and prepare Nunavik patients for visits to the city.

The new 143-bed Ullivik residence opened its doors in the Montreal suburb of Dorval last December.

Run by Nunavik’s Inuulitsivik Health Centre,...

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Nunavut November 13, 2017 - 9:00 am

Photo: Clyde River Ranger inducted into Order of Military Merit

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Nunavut November 13, 2017 - 8:00 am

Woman stabbed, Nunavut RMCP charge Rankin man

RCMP says they'll "conduct a thorough investigation of all allegations of domestic violence"

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Rankin Inlet RCMP arrested a 39-year-old man following the stabbing of an adult woman Nov. 10.

Earlier in the day, a woman had been brought to hospital with injuries that RCMP said were “not life-threatening.”

The woman has since been released from the health centre.

Members of the Rankin Inlet...

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