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Around the Arctic December 11, 2014 - 10:55 am

Arctic Inspiration prize goes to NWT-based sexual health education program

Tanya Tagaq performs at Ottawa gala

SARAH ROGERS

OTTAWA — Hundreds of people packed Ottawa’s convention centre to see the Canadian Arctic’s best and brightest as part of the third Arctic Inspiration prize gala Dec. 10.

The $1 million prize was awarded to a Northwest Territories-based health research program called FOXY or Fostering Open...

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Nunavut December 11, 2014 - 9:21 am

Hudson Bay communities use film’s momentum to monitor eider ducks

"It's been really good in terms of getting that information out there"

SARAH ROGERS

OTTAWA — When the documentary film, “People of a Feather,” came out in 2012, its goal was to spur more research and action on the sea ice habitat in Hudson Bay.

Two years and 16 film awards later, it’s doing just that — and more, as Sanikiluaq prepares to re-open its eiderdown factory.

That...

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Around the Arctic December 11, 2014 - 8:59 am

Photo: ArcticNet conference wraps up in Ottawa

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Around the Arctic December 11, 2014 - 8:06 am

National Inuit org spreads message about good tooth care

ITK wants to see "healthier smiles on all Inuit faces, young and old"

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Tips and facts about baby, toddler, and adult tooth care: that’s what you’ll find in materials recently prepared by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

ITK said Dec. 9 that Inuit-specific handouts and activity sheets in English and Inuktitut are now available.

That ITK announcement follows a report released......

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Iqaluit December 11, 2014 - 7:15 am

Nunavut bedtime storybook to launch in Iqaluit

Huffington Post names Sweetest Kulu best bedtime picture book of 2014

THOMAS ROHNER

For those of you still looking for Christmas gifts for young kids, an award-winning, beautifully illustrated bedtime book, written by a celebrated Nunavut throat singer, will have its official launch in Iqaluit Dec. 13.

Appropriate for this gift-giving time of year, “Sweetest Kulu,” written by...

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Nunavut December 11, 2014 - 7:00 am

Photo: Snow: the perfect sculpting material for CamBay family

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Nunavut December 11, 2014 - 7:00 am

Photo: Teen Mia Otokiak is on the air in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut December 10, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Some Inuit voters confused by QIA election rules

Election night ends with razor-thin results, voter eligibility questions

JIM BELL

For Nancy Karetak-Lindell, the chief electoral officer for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association elections held Dec. 8, the voting event “went well overall” — but the day after, she was still fielding questions about the eligibility of voters and certain candidates.

The unofficial vote result Dec. 8...

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Nunavut December 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The climate is changing, and so are Arctic berries

Researcher explores how Iqaluit women are adapting to "bad" berry seasons

SARAH ROGERS

OTTAWA — How are Inuit communities around the world adapting to a warming climate?

That was the focus of a Dec. 10 morning session at this week’s Arctic Change 2014 conference in Ottawa.

And, not surprisingly, many of the researchers’ presentations featured collaborations with Inuit hunters....

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Iqaluit December 10, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Iqaluit spares aquatic centre project from dump-dousing expense

Council agrees to dig $1 million shortfall out of budget reserves

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit’s bill to put out the summer-long dump fire swept almost $1 million away from its $40 million aquatic centre project, which the city will cover by digging into its reserve funds.

The estimated $2.75 million bill to put out the dump fire caused the city to fall short on a reserve fund for...

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Nunavik December 10, 2014 - 11:45 am

Nunavik school board council elects new, old president

Alicie Nalukturuk back as KSB council president after three-year hiatus

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Updated Dec. 16

The Kativik School Board’s Council of Commissioners has elected a new executive, returning a former president back into her previous position as president.

KSB commissioners elected Alicie Nalukturuk of Inukjuak as president of the council Dec. 9 during commissioners’ meetings in...

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Iqaluit December 10, 2014 - 11:18 am

Temporary Iqaluit water shutdown planned for today, Dec. 10

This will not affect people who have trucked water service

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Some residents of Iqaluit who have piped water service to their home or workplace downtown will see a temporary water shut down this afternoon.

The City of Iqaluit is planning to shut down water service at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

A public service announcement from the city says the...

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Iqaluit December 10, 2014 - 10:15 am

Iqaluit council orders city to clarify extra taxi fees

$7 fare will pass once municipal enforcement sharpens fare rules

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit’s taxi fares will soon increase to $7 — but not before the city clearly spells out when cabbies can charge $10, and extra fees for animals and baggage, city councillors decided Dec. 9.

City council swiftly agreed to increase the fare to $7 from $6 in the first and second readings of an ......

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Climate Change December 10, 2014 - 7:22 am

Aglukkaq talks about Inuit traditional knowledge at Lima conference

“The importance and value of traditional knowledge is rooted in history”

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Saying it’s a subject “near and dear” to her heart, Leona Aglukkaq, the federal environment minister and Nunavut MP, played up her government’s support for traditional aboriginal knowledge in a speech given Dec. 8 during a United Nations-sponsored COP20 climate change conference in Lima,...

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Around the Arctic December 10, 2014 - 5:56 am

Studying the Arctic? Take time to invest in communities, conference hears

“Inuit still need to speak up about the kinds of relationship they expect to have"

SARAH ROGERS

OTTAWA — A group of students and researchers pack a conference room at Ottawa’s glass, egg-shaped convention centre.

They hail from different regions of the country, but there’s a common thread: all their research focuses on Arctic or Inuit issues.

And they’re here at ArcticNet’s 2014 Arctic...

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Iqaluit December 10, 2014 - 5:52 am

Photo: Nunavut commissioner offers Christmas goodies to Iqalungmiut

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Around the Arctic December 10, 2014 - 5:50 am

Photo: Drum dancing for Arctic inspiration

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Nunavut December 10, 2014 - 5:50 am

Photo: Nunavut talent perform at Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony

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Iqaluit December 10, 2014 - 5:46 am

Photo: Huffington Post names Sweetest Kulu best storytime book for 2014

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Nunavut December 09, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Kids get down and gooey at Nunavut science camp

“We’re doing this so that kids can get more interested in science at a young age"

KELCEY WRIGHT

Special to Nunatsiaq News

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Here’s one way to get kids’ attention: fill a table top with vegetable oil, antacid, vinegar, cornstarch water, glue, bowls and stir sticks and tell them to roll up their sleeves.

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station, set to open 2017 in Cambridge...

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