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Nunavut February 19, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Bathurst Inlet port-road scheme still the stuff of dreams

Western Nunavut transportation project delayed once again

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The much-ballyhooed Bathurst Inlet Port and Road Project still lies in limbo, following a decision by its current proponents to postpone their submission of a draft environmental impact statement.

Glencore Canada Corp. and Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. conveyed this information to the Nunavut...

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Iqaluit February 19, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Photo:Iqalungmiut celebrate Black History Month Zimbabwe style

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Nunavik February 19, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Ivujivik woman charged in Montreal stabbing death

Jessie Quannaaluk charged with second degree murder

SARAH ROGERS

An Inuk woman living in Montreal has been charged with the second degree murder of a man she was in a relationship with.

Montreal police arrested Jessie Quannaaluk on Feb. 17, said Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant -— a day after police discovered a 57-year-old man with stab wounds in...

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Nunavik February 19, 2015 - 11:30 am

Photo: Nunavik Nordiks Peewees are golden

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Iqaluit February 19, 2015 - 9:50 am

Iqaluit RCMP make arrest in Arctic Ventures robbery

No weapon used; 18-year-old to appear in court Feb.19

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No weapon was used in the Feb. 17 robbery at Iqaluit’s Arctic Ventures Marketplace, the Iqaluit RCMP confirmed Feb. 19.

Iqaluit RCMP made an arrest in the case the following day, Feb. 18, and charged an 18-year-old man with robbery.

He’s scheduled to appear in court later on Feb. 19.

On Feb. 17...

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Nunavut February 19, 2015 - 8:10 am

Emotionally damaged Nunavut man gets his wish: federal prison

“I don’t want to sit in BCC and wait for another trial date”

THOMAS ROHNER

Eetooloo Ejetsiak, 44, has been granted his wish: a prison sentence in a federal penitentiary.

In a surprising turn of events at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Feb. 18, Ejetsiak’s defence lawyer, Joseph Murdoch-Flowers, and Crown prosecutor Zachary Horricks entered a joint submission,...

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Nunavut February 19, 2015 - 6:58 am

GN offering prizes to Nunavut smokers who quit

"We know all too well the devastating health effects of tobacco use"

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The Government of Nunavut is offering incentive to smokers to kick the habit.

As part of its Tobacco Has No Place Here campaign, the GN is offering up to $40,000 in prizes to Nunavummiut who quit smoking for the month of March.

To help, the department of health is also offering complimentary...

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Nunavik February 19, 2015 - 5:50 am

Nunavik’s school-success project offers words of encouragement

"Perseverance is a joint effort"

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Nunavik’s major stay-in-school initiative is launching a number of school perseverance projects this week, as part of a special promotional week

Esuma, which aims to tackle low attendance rates and improve the quality of education across Nunavik, is taking part in the Quebec-wide School...

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Nunavut February 18, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Inuit org to hold workshops on seismic testing

Qikiqtani Inuit Association to visit seven communities to collect Inuit knowledge of affected areas

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The Qikiqtani Inuit Association wants to know what eastern and north Baffin residents think about a planned seismic survey in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait — and oil and gas exploration in general — so they’re organizing a series of public workshops.

The QIA said in a Feb. 17 news release that...

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Nunavut February 18, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Two sewage trucks back on the road in Nunavut community

Pond Inlet still waiting for repairs to a third truck

SARAH ROGERS

A second sewage truck is now serving Pond Inlet, a week after the north Baffin community called a state of emergency due to sewage overflow.

The town is now waiting on a part to fix the community’s third sewage truck and bring it back into operation, a hamlet employee said.

The hamlet is still...

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Iqaluit February 18, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Photo:Street hockey Iqaluit style

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Around the Arctic February 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Photo: NASA releases stunning satellite images of Arctic

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Iqaluit February 18, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Police investigate yet another Iqaluit robbery

Robber makes off with cash from Arctic Ventures Marketplace

SARAH ROGERS

Iqaluit police are investigating another local robbery after a thief stole cash from one of the city’s main grocery stores Feb. 17.

An individual approached a till at Arctic Ventures Marketplace around 9 p.m., Lilian Choi, a spokesperson for the store’s owner, Arctic Co-ops Ltd., said Feb. 18....

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Nunavut February 18, 2015 - 11:39 am

Nunavut RCMP to review holding cell punching allegation

"To be accountable and transparent to the people of Nunavut, the RCMP has directed that a review be conducted"

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The Nunavut RCMP “V” division will conduct a review of a holding cell incident — displayed in a Jan. 2 video shown Feb. 12 in open court — in which three police officers appear to have punched a 44-year-old Iqaluit man named Eetooloo Ejetsiak, police said Feb. 18 in a news release.

“While the...

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Iqaluit February 18, 2015 - 11:01 am

Photo: Iqaluit sees a third store robbery in recent weeks

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Nunavut February 18, 2015 - 10:52 am

Photo: Lace up the skates, let’s play hockey in Arctic Bay

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Nunavut February 18, 2015 - 9:02 am

Nunavut collector of oral histories honoured with ceremonial flag

Louie Kamookak recognized for helping to find HMS Erebus

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The Government of Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of the national flag Feb. 16 by presenting a ceremonial flag to one remarkable Canadian for each of those years — including a celebrated Nunavut historian.

Louie Kamookak of Gjoa Haven received the honour for his lifelong efforts to collect...

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Nunavik February 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

Photo: How many people can we fit into this snow house?

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Nunavik February 18, 2015 - 7:52 am

Montreal shelter re-opens its doors on weekends

“This good news has lifted the spirits of the women"

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The Montreal women’s shelter that serves many of the city’s homeless Inuit has begun to open on weekends again after a funding shortfall in 2014.

Chez Doris, a drop-in centre that offers meals and support programs to women in difficulty, re-opened Saturdays and Sundays earlier this month, after...

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Nunavut February 18, 2015 - 6:53 am

Iqaluit’s black community celebrates civil rights, diverse cultures

Black history month features exhibits, films and festivities

PETER VARGA

Little more than a decade ago, it was unusual to see many black people in Iqaluit but today, more than 150 residents who identify with the black community reside in the Nunavut capital.

“When I first came to Iqaluit in 2003, you could count the amount of black people on both hands,” said Adrian...

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