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Nunavik July 15, 2014 - 8:29 am

Raglan mine’s wind energy project gets support from Quebec

“Our measurements indicate that Nunavik has one of the richest wind resources in the world"

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The Glencore Group’s Raglan Mine in Nunavik is one step closer to turning wind into energy.

The government of Quebec on July 14 announced funding of $6.5 million for Tugliq Energy Co., the Quebec-based company that will install wind turbines at the mine site and a wind energy storage system.

The...

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Nunavut July 15, 2014 - 7:05 am

Nunavut youth on their way to indigenous games

“I feel like I’ve already accomplished something big”

KELCEY WRIGHT

CAMBRIDGE BAY — It’s 7 a.m. and she’s already laced up her running shoes.

She wipes her eyes with the inside of her arm to wake herself up. And on the count of one, two, three — she begins her morning sprint.

“My favourite part of basketball and even training for basketball, is it keeps me in...

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Nunavut July 15, 2014 - 7:01 am

Photo: Stranded Arctic Bay hunters make it back on land

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Nunavut July 15, 2014 - 7:00 am

Photo: Cleaning up Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut July 15, 2014 - 6:05 am

Nunavut manslaughter trial could wrap up in November

Colin Makpah is accused in Aug. 14 death of Donald James Gamble

DAVID MURPHY

Lawyers are still preparing written submissions and final oral arguments in the manslaughter trial of Colin Makpah.

Makpah, 29, is on trial for the stabbing death of Donald James Gamble, 23, who died Aug. 14 in Rankin Inlet.

During the main part of the trial, which started April 29 and wrapped...

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Nunavut July 14, 2014 - 3:30 pm

2012 Nunavut air crash report enters review stage

Pre-Christmas crash in Sanikiluaq claimed the life of six-month-old baby

LISA GREGOIRE

The investigator charged with finding out why a Fairchild Metro 3 turboprop aircraft crashed at the end of the Sanikiluaq runway just before Christmas 2012, causing the death of a six-month-old passenger, has now completed her draft report.

But the final report is still months away from being...

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Around the Arctic July 14, 2014 - 2:01 pm

PM Harper appoints new deputy minister for AAND

Colleen Swords replaces veteran DM Michael Wernick

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After serving eight years as deputy minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Michael Wernick will move on to other duties later this month, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced July 11.

Wernick has served as deputy minister of AAND since May 2006.

On July 21, he will become a...

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Nunavut July 14, 2014 - 11:15 am

Fishers rescue three boys from drowning near western Nunavut hamlet

Boys pulled July 10 from river near Cambridge Bay

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KELCEY WRIGHT

Three boys were taken to the health centre in Cambridge Bay July 10 after nearly drowning in what is commonly known as Freshwater Creek at around 8 p.m.

Two men — Bruce Kambarami and Stuart Rostant — who had just begun fishing, jumped into the freezing water after hearing the boys,...

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Nunavut July 14, 2014 - 7:55 am

Stories to help pass the time on your summer holidays

Inhabit Media's children's books capture Inuit legends, culture

SARAH ROGERS

School’s out for the summer, and children across Nunavut and Nunavik have some long and lazy days to look forward to.

Here are three books recently published by Nunavut’s Inhabit Media to read this summer. Each captures an Arctic legend or a slice of Inuit history, wrapped in colourful...

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Nunavut July 14, 2014 - 7:50 am

Photo: Looking for lunch at Arviat’s dump

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Nunavut July 14, 2014 - 6:54 am

Ottawa eyes bigger bowhead harvest quota for Nunavut

Wildlife boards from Baffin and Kivalliq each want two whales annually, up from one

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It’s now up to the federal fisheries and oceans minister to decide if Baffin whalers will be able to harvest one extra bowhead annually.

But soon after Gail Shea makes that decision, she’ll have to consider a similar request from the Kivalliq region.

The Qikiqtaaluk Wildlife Board made a formal...

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Iqaluit July 14, 2014 - 5:55 am

Iqaluit awaits Nunavut approval for dump dousing plan

Soaking method would take 50 days and cost about $4.5 million

DAVID MURPHY

Putting out Iqaluit’s dump fire will now cost an estimated $4.5 million if the Government of Nunavut approves an updated business plan to extinguish it.

The city sent the plan to the GN’s Department of Community and Government Services July 7 for approval, Iqaluit fire chief Luc Grandmaison

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Nunavut July 11, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Nunavut MLA faces impaired driving charge in P.E.I.

“I accept full responsibility for my actions and make no excuses for my lack of judgment”

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David Joanasie, the MLA for South Baffin, faces a charge of impaired driving laid July 7 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., during a visit he made to attend to a family matter, the MLA said July 10 in a statement.

Joanasie said no one was injured as a result of the incident that led to the charge and he...

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Nunavut July 11, 2014 - 3:11 pm

With new vessel, NEAS gears up for busiest year yet

“Demand is growing in both Nunavut and Nunavik"

SARAH ROGERS

MV Qamutik has a new little sister.

Her name is Erasmusgracht and she’s a 450-foot-long, ice class 1 vessel.

Erasmusgracht, the fifth and newest addition to the NEAS fleet, was purchased from the Netherlands to meet the Arctic marine shipping company’s growing demand.

“It was an important step...

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Nunavut July 11, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Photo: Nunavut premier Peter Taptuna visits Mary River

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Around the Arctic July 11, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Photo: En route to the Maud

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Nunavut July 11, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Photo: Play ball! Three-on-three basketball tourney in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut July 11, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Nunavut officials promise Inuit training, jobs on Iqaluit airport scheme

Iqaluit airport deal to cost more than $400M over 30 years, requires 15 per cent Inuit construction labour

JIM BELL

With the roar of a whirling cement mixer threatening to drown out their voices, a large group of Nunavut politicians, civil servants and contractors marked the start of work on their 30-year $400-million-plus Iqaluit airport project July 10 with a promise-laden ribbon-cutting and ground-breaking...

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Nunavut July 11, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Nunavut Inuit hope to team up with Ecojustice to stop seismic testing

“It completely scares us — it’s the food of our people"

LISA GREGOIRE

If federal officials think seismic testing will go forward in Baffin Bay without a hitch, they might want to rethink that.

With a Facebook protest group having amassed 1,800 members and a petition in the works, seismic testing opponents have now solicited the help of Ecojustice, a national...

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Iqaluit July 11, 2014 - 11:20 am

Iqaluit elders’ society gets a new manager

Caroline Anawak, former GN mental health specialist, will manage patient home, elders' centre

SARAH ROGERS

Iqaluit’s Pairijait Tigumivik Elder’s Society will see some changes this summer, when Caroline Anawak takes over as the centre’s general manager.

Anawak will replace long-time manager Jim Taylor, who first started working at the centre in 1997.

Anawak has worked in a number of senior management...

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