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Iqaluit April 09, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Cleanup group wants Iqaluit to clamp down on construction waste

Department of Environment favours “corporate challenge” on cleanup day

PETER VARGA

The onset of warmer weather means it’s time to start planning for community spring cleaning in Iqaluit.

Melting snow will uncover half a year’s worth of hidden garbage — but that’s only part of the job, say spring cleanup organizers in Iqaluit. They say more should be done about construction waste...

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Nunavut April 09, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Nunasi subsidiary yearns to cash in on Nunavut iron mine

Nuna East looks for opportunities at Mary River

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A Nunasi Corp. subsidiary called Nuna East Ltd. said April 9 that they’re ready to take on mining infrastructure work, especially at the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. Mary River project.

Nuna East Ltd. is a partnership between five entities: Nunasi, the three community co-operatives in Pond Inlet,...

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Nunavik April 09, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Photo: Kuujjuammiut honoured for their contributions

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Nunavik April 09, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Photo: Off to the races

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Nunavik April 09, 2014 - 11:21 am

Newly elected MNA Boucher promises to open doors for Nunavik

Ungava's new Liberal MNA to open main constituency office in Kuujjuaq

SARAH ROGERS

Voters in Ungava were “ready for change,” says the riding’s new Liberal MNA, Jean Boucher, who on April 7 ousted Ungava’s long-time Parti Québécois MNA, Luc Ferland.

Boucher garnered 42 per cent of votes cast. Ferland took only 33 per cent.

Poll-by-poll results have yet to be released, although...

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Nunavut April 09, 2014 - 8:44 am

Agnico Eagle cautiously optimistic about second Nunavut gold mine

“Feasibility and permitting are really the critical part for us now”

DAVID MURPHY

Depending on gold prices, the approval of certain permits and the results of a feasibility study due later this year, the prospects for Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine gold mine project are looking good, a company manager said April 8.

“I believe very strongly that the project will move forward,” Nancy...

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Nunavut April 09, 2014 - 8:40 am

Photo: Agnico Eagle donates $5 million towards Nunavut university

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Nunavik April 08, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Makivik welcomes new Quebec Liberal government, new MNA

“We welcome the stability that a majority government will bring"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s Makivik Corp. extended its congratulations April 8 to Quebec’s new premier, Philippe Couillard, and his new majority Liberal government.

Makivik president Jobie Tukkiapik said Nunavimmiut look forward to working with the new government to address pressing issues in the region, such as...

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Iqaluit April 08, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Get set for gasification: CanNor to fund waste-to-energy project in Iqaluit

Gasification technique could be applied across Nunavut

PETER VARGA

The City of Iqaluit will soon launch a pilot project to convert waste into energy, thanks to funding from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

Leona Aglukkaq, MP for Nunavut, minister responsible for CanNor and environment minister, announced $350,000 in funding for a $501,500...

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Nunavut April 08, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Jerry Cans new album hopes to entertain, fundraise at Iqaluit launch

Proceeds from Nunavut group's show go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation

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Fan of the Jerry Cans can get a taste of the Iqaluit group’s new album at an upcoming show, which will double as a cancer prevention fundraiser.

The Jerry Cans, known as Pai Gaalaqautikkut in Inuktutit, will be releasing their sophomore album, called Aakuluk, April 11 at the curling rink in...

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Nunavut April 08, 2014 - 2:48 pm

First Air investigating off-course Nunavut flight

"We hope to have some more clarity"

SARAH ROGERS

First Air has launched an investigation to determine why one of its Nunavut flights flew many miles off course last month.

On March 31, a Boeing 737-200, with 23 people on board, departed Rankin Inlet en route to Iqaluit.

The aircraft appeared to have proceeded on course until about...

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Around the Arctic April 08, 2014 - 11:34 am

A Taste of the Arctic showcases gourmet Inuit foods in Ottawa

Several hundred guests eat seal, and wear it too

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA — A sea of sealskin and high heels took over the lobby of the National Arts Centre April 7 as members of Parliament, senators, Nunavut MLAs and lovers of northern food and culture gathered for the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s fourth annual Taste of the Arctic.

Mingling was at a premium near...

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Iqaluit April 08, 2014 - 11:02 am

Photo: Environmental Technology students get avalanche training

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Nunavut April 08, 2014 - 7:24 am

Nunavut signs for its share of the federal gas tax fund

Territory’s share of gas tax revenue amounts to $163 million over 10 years

PETER VARGA

Nunavut’s municipalities will be getting $163 million over the next 10 years for water and waste management projects, thanks to a renewed gas tax fund within the federal government’s New Building Canada Plan.

That money represents a component of the previously announced $419 million in...

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Nunavik April 08, 2014 - 6:48 am

Liberals capture Nunavik as they sweep to victory in April 7 Quebec election

Kuujjuaq resident Jean Boucher wins in Ungava, first Liberal victory in riding's history

SARAH ROGERS

Quebecers sent a clear message to the province’s outgoing Parti Québécois government April 7 by electing a new Liberal majority government.

And, in one of many election night upsets, the riding of Ungava, which includes Nunavik, went to Liberal Jean Boucher.

The riding has been a PQ stronghold...

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Nunavut April 08, 2014 - 6:45 am

Photo: Kugluktummiut frolic at opening night of spring festival

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Nunavut April 08, 2014 - 6:37 am

Jury finds Nunavut woman not guilty on three pimping charges

Pond Inlet jury acquits Lisa Arreak, 32, after seven-day trial

DAVID MURPHY

(Updated April 8, 1:52 p.m, with correction.)

A jury in Pond Inlet, after a marathon seven-day trial, has found a local woman not guilty of procuring a minor for prostitution.

Lisa Arreak, 32, was tried on three charges: aiding and abetting the prostitution of a person under the age of 18,...

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Iqaluit April 08, 2014 - 6:05 am

Photo:Mining symposium draws crowds to Iqaluit

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Iqaluit April 07, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Nunavut’s Toonik Tyme committee set to launch 49th spring festival

Organizers expand traditional activities, with an eye to 50th anniversary

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit’s Toonik Tyme festival is taking a step back to its roots this spring.

Organizers have lined up more traditional Inuit activities for this year’s festival, to be held April 11 to April 20, with an eye to next year’s 50th anniversary. Expanded activities related to hunting, sealing,...

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Nunavik April 07, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Legendary Inuk pilot, Johnny May of Nunavik, celebrated in big new documentary

NFB-France 3-D film took four years, $2 million to make

LISA GREGOIRE

There’s an animated scene in the new 3-D documentary about the legendary Nunavik bush pilot, Johnny May, that describes how May helped a nurse keep a sick boy alive on a medevac flight from Kangiqsujuaq to Kuujjuaq.

The boy was suffering from heart failure and the nurse was getting tired of giving...

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