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Iqaluit May 19, 2015 - 11:58 am

Iqaluit EMTs outraged after weekend rip-off

While worker responds to emergency, thief grabs wallet, keys, ID and iPad from fire hall

JANE GEORGE

If you’re an emergency medical technician, you don’t think twice to stop what you’re doing if someone’s life is in danger.

But if you’re an EMT in Iqaluit, you also need to check that your possessions are locked up tight before you rush out to respond.

On May 16, at about 2:30 a.m., while crews...

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 10:10 am

We need more resources, not less responsibility: Nunavut DEAs

“We support implementing what’s in the current act"

THOMAS ROHNER

Local education authorities in Nunavut need more money and resources to carry out their responsibilities — not a reduction in those responsibilities, as education department managers suggest.

That was the message the Coalition of District Education Authorities delivered to MLAs in the Nunavut...

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 8:31 am

Rabies outbreak “under control” in Nunavut community

“We’re still very vigilant"

SARAH ROGERS

Officials in Pangnirtung say they have a local rabies outbreak “under control,” after a fox is believed to have infected a number of dogs in the Baffin community earlier this month.

A fox that attacked five dogs in the community May 5 was destroyed and then a bylaw officer had to kill about 20...

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 7:30 am

Parents honour late adopted son by helping Nunavut youth

Ayalik fund set up in wake of teenager's sudden death in Ottawa

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA — He was right-handed but he shot left in hockey. He wore number 22 of course, in honour of Jordin Tootoo.

Eric Ayalik Okalitana Pelly played guitar and piano, he loved to fish and canoe and it’s nearly impossible to find a photo of him where he is not smiling.

He was born in Cambridge Bay...

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Nunavik May 19, 2015 - 7:20 am

Photo: A thank you to Nunavik’s health care workers

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 7:19 am

Photo: Parade wraps up this year’s Umingmak Frolics

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 5:55 am

Peregrine wraps up winter drilling at Nunavut diamond site

Company hopes big bulk sample will help expand diamond resource estimate

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Peregrine Diamonds has wrapped up its winter 2015 drilling program for its Chidliak property outside of Iqaluit which netted the company more than 555 wet tonnes of kimberlite, Peregrine said May 14.

Bulk samples from the company’s winter drilling project will be used to confirm the grade of the...

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Iqaluit May 19, 2015 - 5:45 am

Photo: Bird bath: seagulls take a refresher in Sylvia Grinnell River

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Nunavut May 19, 2015 - 5:02 am

Photo: Honouring bravery and hard work in Igloolik

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Nunavut May 18, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Air and ground search underway for missing Nunavut man

Pond Inlet man, 35, was travelling from Hall Beach to Repulse Bay

LISA GREGOIRE

A search is now underway for a Parks Canada employee from Pond Inlet who left Hall Beach May 12 by snowmobile and did not show up at his destination in Repulse Bay, where he was expected to arrive May 15.

Capt. David Bowes, with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., said May 18...

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Nunavut’s ed department defends cancellation of Clyde River grad trip

Organizer did not meet guidelines, department says

JANE GEORGE

After raising more than $24,000 in one month from 211 donors online at the GoFundMe online fundraising site, five 2015 graduates from Clyde River’s Quluaq School learned earlier this past week that they wouldn’t be heading off to Paris, Canterbury, Normandy, Saint-Malo, and London, after...

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Igloolik house fire claims one life; two medevaced for treatment

Nunavut fire marshal's office and RCMP investigate early morning fire

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(Updated 3:45 p.m.)

One child is dead, while an adult and another child have been medevaced to the south following an early morning fire in Igloolik May 15, the RCMP confirmed shortly after 3:30 p.m. the same day.

The medevaced adult and child are in “serious condition,” police said.

Igloolik...

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Around the Arctic May 15, 2015 - 2:32 pm

UN agency adopts strict environmental rules for polar shipping

Polar Code prohibits discharges of oil, “noxious liquid substances”

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The International Maritime Organization has adopted strict new environmental rules for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, following a meeting of the IMO’s marine environment protection committee that wrapped up May 15 in London.

The Polar Code, six years in the making, comes into...

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut appeal court dismisses staffer’s suit against power corporation

Three-judge panel concludes Sarah Kucera was not wrongfully fired

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A former employee of the Qulliq Energy Corporation has lost an appeal in a civil case in which she sought more than $400,000 in damages for wrongful dismissal.

A judgment from the Nunavut Court of Appeal, handed down April 24 and released to the public May 15, has upheld the trial judge’s......

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 8:24 am

Prevent the flu by washing your hands: GN

Stomach illness has affected a number of Nunavut communities this past week

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Nunavut’s health department says a stomach illness has affected a number of communities this week, causing residents to have nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

While the illness is not uncommon at this time of year, health officials are asking residents to take precautions to prevent it from...

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Nunavik May 15, 2015 - 7:30 am

Putting faces and names to education in Nunavik

"We need to start getting some of those positive stories out there"

SARAH ROGERS

It all started when a New York City blog post began spreading across social media, from the giant United States metropolis to the northern reaches of Quebec.

Humans of New York, a photoblog that collects and publishes street portraits and interviews, asked a young boy named Vidal who has...

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Iqaluit May 15, 2015 - 6:00 am

Producer to promote Iqaluit-shot Arctic drama at Cannes

Trained polar bear from balmy Vancouver found it cold in Timmins

PETER VARGA

Even though it’s not even finished yet, international movie buffs will soon get a taste of a new feature film set in the Arctic and Montreal-based producer Roger Frappier is hoping that small bite creates a big appetite for the whole movie.

Frappier, whose film career spans four decades, wrapped...

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 5:58 am

Photo:Don’t hold back! Harry Iyerak performs in Arctic Bay

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Nunavut May 15, 2015 - 5:08 am

Photo: Divers find new artifacts in the HMS Erebus

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Around the Arctic May 14, 2015 - 3:26 pm

National Inuit women’s org stays the course on reducing abuse, violence

“As long as we’re needed, we’re going to keep working at it”

JIM BELL

OTTAWA — Following its latest annual general meeting, Pauktuutit, Canada’s national Inuit women’s organization, remains committed to reducing abuse, violence and the sexual exploitation of Inuit women and children across the Canadian Arctic and southern Canada.

“As long as we’re needed, we’re...

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