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Nunavut April 14, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Iqaluit’s young artists embrace Nunavut’s arts community

"I’d never really done anything like that — working together with all those creative minds"

SARAH ROGERS

“Community makes art, and arts makes a community,” muses Jonathan Pitseolak.

After a conversation with the 14-year-old budding hip hop artist from Pond Inlet — now based in Iqaluit — those are the words that linger.

Because Pitseolak isn’t just the future generation of Nunavut’s arts community;...

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Nunavut April 14, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Photo: Elders and youth gather for special Arctic Bay feast

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Nunavut April 14, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Parks Canada sponsoring northerners for Students on Ice program

Program includes a summer job and Arctic cruise

PETER VARGA

Parks Canada will sponsor a group of northern aboriginal students to join Arctic educational expeditions with Students on Ice.

The Gatineau, Quebec-based organization promotes education of the Earth’s polar regions.

In a three-year agreement with Students on Ice, Parks Canada will sponsor 13 new...

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Nunavik April 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Photo: Meet the winners of Kuujjuaq’s annual snowmobile race

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Climate Change April 14, 2014 - 8:49 am

Global greenhouse gas reduction efforts not enough, IPCC says

"A wide array of technological measures and changes in behaviour"

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Governments, businesses and consumers must work together to reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in its latest report, issued April 13 in Berlin.

“To avoid dangerous interference with the climate system, we need to move...

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Nunavik April 14, 2014 - 8:35 am

Photo: Akulivik students show off their work and community

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Nunavik April 14, 2014 - 8:31 am

Photo: Chez Doris remains important support for Inuit women in Montreal

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Iqaluit April 14, 2014 - 6:26 am

Nunavut government will vet, video all Iqaluit school visitors

New security clamp-down to start this September

DAVID MURPHY

(Updated April 14, 5:30 p.m. with correction: visitors will be screened by video, but not photographed)

Get ready for an elaborate screening process if you plan on visiting your kid at school in Iqaluit next fall.

The Government of Nunavut is installing new security systems at all Iqaluit...

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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Arctic airlines First Air and Canadian North talk merger

“We think this would provide powerful benefits to our customers and employees"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut’s airline industry may be on the verge of getting a little smaller.

Nunavik’s Makivik Corp. and Norterra Inc. — owners, respectively, of First Air and Canadian North — confirmed April 11 that they are in talks aimed at merging the two airlines.

In a joint release, Makivik and Norterra...

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-none- April 11, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Photo: Toonik Tyme in full swing with ice golf

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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Union “deeply disappointed” with firing of two First Air pilots

Air Line Pilots Association pledges to investigate incident

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The union that represents pilots at First Air called the company’s decision to terminate two flight crew members earlier this week a rushed judgement that the union intends to investigate.

First Air dismissed two pilots who flew a Boeing 737-200 off course last month during a scheduled flight from...

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Around the Arctic April 11, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Diavik mine’s wind-driven power saves $5 million a year in diesel costs

Turbines top expectations in Diavik's first full year of operation

PETER VARGA

Powering an Arctic mine on anything other than diesel fuel — flown or shipped in via supply lines thousands of kilometres long — once seemed unthinkable, but Diavik Diamond Mines recently proved it can be done.

Diavik’s diamond mine on Lac des Gras in the Northwest Territories, near the Nunavut...

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Nunavik April 11, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Nunavik voter turnout still low, still Liberal

Only 27 per cent of Nunavimmiut cast ballots in April 7 Quebec election

SARAH ROGERS

A highly-publicized campaign and the presence of an Inuk candidate did not seem to attract more Nunavimmiut to the polls in the April 7 Quebec election.

A regional breakdown of election night results in the Ungava shows that, despite a bump in the riding’s overall voter turnout, only 27 per cent...

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Nunavik April 11, 2014 - 10:23 am

Nunavik’s co-ops celebrate profitable year

Member co-ops brought in revenues of almost $100 million in 2013

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Nunavik’s co-operative network, La Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, says it enjoyed a successful year in 2013, when its 14 member co-ops brought in combined revenues of $89 million.

That’s an increase of 3.5 per cent over last year.

At the FCNQ’s annual assembly held in Kangirsuk...

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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 9:16 am

Nunavut’s Matchbox Gallery puts its work on display in Toronto

"I wanted people to see the collectivity of what we do"

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO — When you turn a corner into the Museum of Inuit Art’s exhibition area, an imposing ceramic figure greets you.

The intricate figure of a man has faces etched into his body and his outstretched arms hold a qulliq; inside it there’s a smaller man holding a tiny qulliq.

Delicately carved...

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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 7:34 am

Agnico Eagle donates $5 million to jump-start Nunavut university

“We can dare to dream big again”

DAVID MURPHY

There’s no target date, no name and no budget, but the Government of Nunavut has begun work on creating a university in Nunavut.

The surprise announcement came from James Nasso, chair of Agnico Eagle’s board of directors, April 10 at the Nunavut Mining Symposium’s closing gala before hundreds of...

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Nunavik April 11, 2014 - 7:30 am

Photo: Proud hockey novices display their awards

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Iqaluit April 11, 2014 - 7:29 am

Photo: And the winner is ...

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Nunavut April 11, 2014 - 7:04 am

Anglican diocese to pay Dowland receivers $2.65 million on Nunavut cathedral debt

It's unclear where money will come from or how it will affect the church

LISA GREGOIRE

The Anglican Diocese of the Arctic has offered to pay $2.65 million to Alvarez and Marsal Canada Inc., receivers for the now defunct Dowland group of companies, for the bulk of a debt owed from the rebuilding of St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit.

That amount is basically what the church owed Dowland...

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Nunavut April 10, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Students spend a week outdoors to prep for future jobs in Nunavut

Environmental technology students learn to do research and survive on the land

DAVID MURPHY

A group of nine students search for a body after an apparent avalanche near Crazy Lake, about 13 kilometres due north of Iqaluit, or a half hour by snowmobile.

They’re in a straight line on a slippery hill holding long, thin metallic probes.

Like a military brigade, they take orders from a...

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