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Around the Arctic April 28, 2015 - 5:58 am

Wildlife group praises Arctic Council’s new direction

“Putting nature first, both for Arctic wildlife and for the people who depend on it, should always be at the forefront”

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The World Wildlife Fund Canada calls the United States focus on climate change as incoming chair to the Arctic Council “encouraging,” the organization said in an April 24 release.

Foreign ministers and Indigenous leaders from all eight Arctic states — Canada, the U.S., Russia, Greenland, Iceland,...

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Iqaluit April 27, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Man, 34, faces arson charge after Iqaluit residence fire

Nunavut Arctic College moves students, programs after April 24 fire

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit RCMP have charged a 34-year-old man with arson-disregard for human life, following an April 24 fire at the Ukkivik residence of Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit.

Police laid the charge after Nunavut’s Office of the Fire Marshal completed its fire investigation on April 27. 

The Iqaluit...

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Around the Arctic April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Atanarjuat best Canadian film ever, TIFF poll finds

“It remains a truly important and glorious film”

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Fourteen years after its release, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner has stood the test of time, earning first place in an all-time top 10 list of Canadian films.

Conducted by TIFF, the group that runs the Toronto International Film Festival, the top 10 list is based on a poll conducted among...

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Nunavut April 27, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Nunavut man donates half of $5,000 dog team prize to help cancer patient

"I want to be part of her healing process," he said. "I wanted to win for her"

JANE GEORGE

(Updated, April 28, 8:00 a.m.)

Brenda Qiyuk says it’s the best news her family has received in ages — her sister, Janice Simailak, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in Toronto, received a large donation this weekend.

“Words can’t express how thankful we are,” said Qiyuk, reached in Winnipeg,...

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Nunavut April 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Helping out at home

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Nunavik April 27, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Nunavik man dies in early morning altercation with police

Inukjuak man threatened local officers with a knife: SQ

SARAH ROGERS

Members of Quebec’s provincial police force are investigating the weekend shooting death of a man in Inukjuak.

Sûreté du Québec investigators have been called into the Nunavik community to look into an incident that happened early April 24, when a local man tried to enter the community’s police...

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Nunavut April 27, 2015 - 11:15 am

Navy, divers, scientists reach out to western Nunavut with CamBay feast

“We wanted to say thank you to Cambridge Bay and its people"

KELCEY WRIGHT

Special to Nunatsiaq News

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Cambridge Bay was buzzing with things to do April 17, but most people opted not to play bingo or to go out on the land.

Instead, they decided to attend a community feast inside the Luke Novoligak community hall.

“We wanted to say thank you to Cambridge...

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Around the Arctic April 27, 2015 - 9:50 am

Arctic Council no place for non-Arctic diplomatic conflicts, say U.S., Russia

"The Arctic is a territory of dialogue, not a place for name-calling and reckoning political scores"

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The Arctic Council should remain a place for Arctic co-operation and stay out of bitter diplomatic and military conflicts going on elsewhere in the world — something many ministers repeated during and after the council’s April 24 ministerial meeting in Iqaluit.

That’s despite signals sent by Leona...

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Iqaluit April 27, 2015 - 9:45 am

Photo: Coffee anyone?

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Nunavut April 27, 2015 - 8:31 am

Nunavut community’s state of emergency enters fourth week

Technicians continue to install generators in Pangnirtung

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Pangnirtung’s state of emergency has entered its fourth week, as technicians with the Qulliq Energy Corp. continue to install generator units throughout the Baffin community.

Those units, called “gensets,” are considered a mid-term power solution, the Government of Nunavut said in an April 24...

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Around the Arctic April 27, 2015 - 7:30 am

The Arctic Council’s Iqaluit meeting: nine things you need to know

The Arctic Council sticks together; the U.S. stresses climate change

JIM BELL

If you’re wondering what all the fuss was about and don’t have time to read the many documents the Arctic Council’s eight ministers accepted April 24 at their Iqaluit meeting, don’t fret.

We did the reading so you don’t have to.

Here’s a short summary of highlights from the April 24 Arctic...

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Iqaluit April 27, 2015 - 6:24 am

Fire at Iqaluit college residence uproots students, disrupts classes

"The college is confident that all programs will be able to continue"

JANE GEORGE

Broken windows on the second floor of Nunavut Arctic College’s Ukkivik residence and signs saying the building is closed are the most obvious results of an April 24 fire that closed the building and led to the cancellation of classes scheduled April 27 for the Ukkivik building.

At about 10:30 p.m...

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Around the Arctic April 27, 2015 - 5:59 am

Nunavut Sivuniksavut marks 30 years with all-star education conference

“I wanted to become a more active participant in helping Inuit become self-sufficient"

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA — You’d be hard pressed to walk through any Nunavut government department or land claim organization without bumping into a graduate of Nunavut Sivuniksavut.

In three decades, the Ottawa-based leadership and post-secondary preparatory program has helped to shape the Nunavut territory by...

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Nunavut April 26, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Photo: Inuit circus performers unite

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Around the Arctic April 24, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Arctic Council ends Iqaluit ministerial meeting on conciliatory note

"No room for conflict and confrontation"

JANE GEORGE

In the end, those who thought that the April 24 Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Iqaluit would be disrupted by disputes with Russia over its actions in Ukraine were wrong.

“No matter what is happening in the outside world, Arctic co-operation must continue,” said Sergei Donskoi, Russia’s...

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Iqaluit April 24, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Nunavut government warns Inuksugait Plaza area residents to boil water

City shut down water to nine buildings for water main repairs

PETER VARGA

(Updated 4:40 p.m., April 24)

A boil water advisory issued for parts of Iqaluit April 23 will remain in effect until further notice, said an April 24 public health advisory from Nunavut’s health department.

The advisory is directed at buildings in and around the Inuksugait Plaza as municipal...

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Nunavut April 24, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Photo: Nunavut Quest mushers expected to cross finish line today

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Iqaluit April 24, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Aglukkaq delivers farewell speech to Arctic Council, says people come first

"We must continue to support the economic and social development and environmental protection of our Arctic peoples"

JANE GEORGE

“I am proud Canada has advocated putting Northerners at the forefront of the Arctic Council agenda.”

That’s how Leona Aglukkaq, Nunavut MP and Canada’s minister for the Arctic Council, started off her address to ministers gathered in the Nunavut legislature in Iqaluit April 24.

“No one knows...

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Around the Arctic April 24, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Photo: 2015 Iqaluit Arctic Council ministerial starts with a qulliq lighting

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Nunavut April 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Greenland, Nunavut reinforce necessity of seal trade for Inuit

"There is no better example of sustainable resource”

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With Arctic watchers looking toward Iqaluit and the Arctic Council ministerial today, the governments of Greenland and Nunavut are taking the opportunity to raise the ongoing contentious issue of seal harvesting and selling seal pelts in Europe.

A joint statement from the two governments, released...

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