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Nunavut March 23, 2015 - 6:30 am

Assaults tripled over a decade at Nunavut’s notorious jail

Correctional auditors blame mixing of criminals, overcrowding at BCC

THOMAS ROHNER

Incidents of physical assault at Nunavut’s largest and most notorious prison, the Baffin Correctional Centre, more than tripled in the decade ending in 2013, according to a report issued by Canada’s auditor general March 10.

“Physical assaults on inmates or staff or visitors rose from 57 in the...

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Nunavik March 22, 2015 - 5:14 am

Photo: Kuujjuammiut offer spirited send-off to skiers

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Around the Arctic March 21, 2015 - 5:49 am

Photo: a happy evening in Ottawa

JIM BELL

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Around the Arctic March 21, 2015 - 5:34 am

Photo: Ottawa Inuit celebrate the spring equinox

JIM BELL

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Ottawa announces big budget hikes for Nunavut regulatory orgs

Money for IPGs likely forms part of NTI lawsuit settlement

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As is often the case with big announcements out of Ottawa, the Government of Canada issued a news release at the end of the day March 20, touting big funding hikes for the family of Nunavut boards and commissions known as “Institutions of Public Government,” or IPGs.

In their big lawsuit filed in...

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 4:15 pm

GN to help Baffin hamlets brace for impact of beer-wine store

Elections Nunavut announces Iqaluit vote will take place April 20

PETER VARGA

(Updated 4:15 p.m., March 20)

Nunavut Finance Minister Keith Peterson told mayors of the Baffin region that, if a proposal to open a beer-wine store in Iqaluit goes ahead, his department would help their communities brace for the impact.

One of the finance department’s “big initiatives” of the...

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association gets PM’s volunteer award

Regional award for B.C. and the North goes to NACA

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Nunavut was remembered when Prime Minister Stephen Harper honoured the recipients of the third Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards March 18 at a special ceremony in Toronto.

That’s when the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association received the regional award for B.C. and the North, which comes with a...

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Nunavut planning for widespread power plant upgrades

GN hopes to cover costs by borrowing an extra $200 million

PETER VARGA

Upgrades to aging power plants topped a list of Baffin mayors’ concerns in an open discussion with Nunavut Finance Minister Keith Peterson at a regional forum in Iqaluit, March 19.

Speaking as minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corp., Peterson said the government is set to finance upgrades...

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Iqaluit March 20, 2015 - 11:36 am

Planned water shut-down for Iqaluit March 20 delayed

Frozen water main to be repaired between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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(Updated at 3:30 p.m.)

Iqaluit’s water woes continued March 19 with a public service announcement from the city informing residents of a temporary utilidor shutdown scheduled for the afternoon of March 20.

Then, at about 3:15 p.m. on March 20, the city sent out another notice, advising residents...

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Around the Arctic March 20, 2015 - 11:30 am

Photo: Mercury rising: ivory gull feathers full of toxic metal

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 11:30 am

Photo: “Mad scientist” teaches Nunavut kids about creepy crawlers

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 11:06 am

Photo: Cadets on the march in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavik March 20, 2015 - 10:59 am

Photo: Spaceman thrills students at Kuujjuaq school

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Climate Change March 20, 2015 - 10:15 am

Winter Arctic sea ice extent dips to new 34-year low: data centre

"A glaring reminder that our climate is changed" — Greenpeace

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This year’s maximum Arctic sea ice extent occurred early — and it’s also the lowest level recorded in the satellite record, which goes back more than 30 years.

That was the judgement March 19 from the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Centre.

However, a late season surge in ice growth is...

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 9:05 am

Amnesty International joins Nunavut hamlet in fighting seismic testing

But international human rights group denied legal intervenor status

LISA GREGOIRE

An international organization commonly associated with campaigns to protect people around the world from being tortured, abused, imprisoned without due process and otherwise mistreated has turned its sights on Clyde River, Nunavut.

Amnesty International issued a statement March 13 to say they...

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Around the Arctic March 20, 2015 - 9:00 am

Photo: The Struggle? It’s for real.

JIM BELL

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 8:00 am

Nunavut to pay hunters more for sealskins, furs

Subsidy will help support hunters, boost food security in territory: GN

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The Government of Nunavut announced March 16 that it has increased the price it pays Nunavut hunters and trappers for cleaned and dried seal skins, and that it will pay the cost of auction commissions for other types of fur.

By April 1, Nunavut’s fur pricing program will pay 25 per cent more for...

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Nunavik March 20, 2015 - 7:00 am

Photo: Ivakkak race features an Inuit-style ambulance

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Nunavut March 20, 2015 - 6:00 am

Nunavut “healing” centre underused, lacking vision: Auditor General

"The facility has had a limited impact on addressing the territory’s correctional facility needs”

THOMAS ROHNER

When the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility opened in 2013, 48 new beds were added to Nunavut’s chronically overcrowded prison system.

Yet since the $37-million Rankin Inlet jail opened its doors, it has been underused and, without an overriding vision, it has failed to help the territory cope with...

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Around the Arctic March 20, 2015 - 5:55 am

Photo: Meet the MC

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