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Around the Arctic December 07, 2017 - 3:20 pm

Photo: Record low sea ice in the Chukchi sea

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Nunavik December 07, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Five Nunavik Inuit running for Makivik president

Incumbent president Jobie Tukkiapik will seek third term

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Five Nunavik Inuit will vie for the top job at the region’s Makivik Corp. on Jan. 18.

Nominations for the role of president closed Dec. 1.

Makivik’s incumbent president, Jobie Tukkiapik, who was first elected to the role in 2012, is running for a third term.

Other candidates include:

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Nunavut December 07, 2017 - 11:00 am

Nunavut small claims process hurts non-Iqalungmiut, Arviat man alleges

“Iqalungmiut have more legal protections than people in the communities”

STEVE DUCHARME

An Arviat man defending himself in a Nunavut small claims matter is refusing to attend his next court date in Iqaluit, calling a judge’s order to travel to Nunavut’s capital at his own expense akin to “violating my human rights.”

“I do not and have never had any intention of attending the Jan....

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-none- December 07, 2017 - 10:54 am

Photo: A view of Earth’s other pole

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Nunavut December 07, 2017 - 9:15 am

Nunavut votes in municipal elections Dec. 11

Twenty-four Nunavut hamlets to hold elections this Monday

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All but one of Nunavut’s 25 communities are set to hold municipal elections this Monday, Dec. 11.

The territory’s capital, Iqaluit, held city council byelections this past spring, and normally holds its regular council elections every three years on the third Monday in October.

It won’t stay that...

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Nunavut December 07, 2017 - 8:14 am

Fly to Iqaluit to cop your plea, judge tells ex-public works boss

Former superintendent must attend Safety Act sentencing in person

STEVE DUCHARME

A Nunavut judge yesterday messed up the best laid plans of lawyers trying to resolve longstanding Safety Act charges against the City of Iqaluit and three of its employees, after he learned one of the accused persons was told not to attend his own sentencing hearing in Iqaluit.

“Mr. [Joseph] Brown...

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Around the Arctic December 06, 2017 - 11:00 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Nov. 26 to Dec. 3

Botched Bell directory debate in Nunavik draws the most readers

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Inuit want to be respectfully depicted—that’s the takeaway from the two most-read stories of the past week on Nunatsiaqonline.ca.

First, a Bell Canada phone book cover provoked scorn in Nunavik.

That’s because the photo on the cover showed two non-Inuit, in a region where more than nine of 10...

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Nunavut December 06, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut songwriters earn cash in Inuktut song contest

Nunavut government hands out thousands to songwriters from across the territory

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The Government of Nunavut is about to hand out thousands of dollars in prizes to up-and-coming Nunavut songwriters.

The territory’s Department of Culture Heritage announced last Thursday, Nov. 30, this year’s winners of the Qilaut Songwriting Contest, an annual event intended to promote the...

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Iqaluit December 06, 2017 - 9:50 am

Photo: A parade of floats for Christmas in Iqaluit

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Iqaluit December 06, 2017 - 9:50 am

Photo: Iqaluit Music Society honoured with volunteer award

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Nunavut December 06, 2017 - 9:50 am

Photo: Tagak Curley makes a return to politics

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Nunavut December 06, 2017 - 9:15 am

Teaching safety, respect at Nunavut schools during education week

"This year’s theme is safe schools and respect for all"

BETH BROWN

Schools across Nunavut have been reminding students and community members how to stay safe and treat each other with respect in honour of education week, an event celebrated annually across the country.

Education week officially ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, but some Nunavut schools started their...

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Nunavik December 06, 2017 - 8:00 am

Survey says Nunavik needs 813 more housing units

With more Nunavimmiut living alone, housing bureau says it will look at redistribution of tenants

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s latest housing survey results reveal the region is in need of 813 additional units to accommodate its growing population.

That’s down slightly from the region’s last survey in 2015, which pegged the housing shortage at 1,030 units.

The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau, which manages the...

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Iqaluit December 05, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Iqaluit man accused of robbery, impaired driving

“With a great response time, and witness information provided, the suspect involved was able to be apprehended very quickly"

STEVE DUCHARME

A young Iqaluit man faces charges of robbery and driving under the influence following reports of a weekend holdup and joyride.

Marvin Tunnillie, 21, is accused of robbery, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and breach of probation, after police arrested him Monday morning, RCMP said in a news...

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Around the Arctic December 05, 2017 - 3:27 pm

Canadian Rangers losing out on health benefits, watchdog finds

Many Rangers don’t report injuries or claim health entitlements

JIM BELL

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces are failing to ensure that Canadian Rangers, many of whom are Inuit, First Nations or Métis, receive health care benefits and entitlements available to other reservists, Canada’s military watchdog said in a report released...

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Iqaluit December 05, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Photo: They even ate kale… new lunch program at Iqaluit high school

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Nunavik December 05, 2017 - 2:28 pm

Man charged with second-degree murder of Inukjuak woman

28-year-old Inukjuak woman died Nov. 30

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Police in Nunavik have charged a man in connection with the Nov. 30 death of an Inukjuak woman.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers responded to an early morning call at a home in the Hudson coast community on Thursday, Nov. 30, where they found an unresponsive woman.

Maina Weetaluktuk, 28,...

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Nunavik December 05, 2017 - 10:00 am

Intoxication, violence, missed appointments plague Nunavik’s medical travel system

“If this doesn’t improve, the escort policy won’t be available any more"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—Nunavik health officials are looking to revamp the region’s patient escort policy to cut back on the high costs and risky misbehaviour of hundreds of medical patients and their escorts while visiting Montreal.

Though Nunavik has two small hospitals, one on each coast, Nunavimmiut...

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Nunavut December 05, 2017 - 9:15 am

Pond Inlet man charged with reckless use of firearm, uttering threats

Ezekiel Mucktar, 37, is in remand in Iqaluit as he awaits next court appearance

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A Pond Inlet man accused of shooting at another man and threatening to kill the man and his dog has been placed in custody in Iqaluit as he awaits his next court appearance.

Ezekiel Mucktar, 37, is charged with eight firearms-related offences stemming from an incident on Nov. 10, when he is...

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Iqaluit December 05, 2017 - 9:00 am

Photo: You light up my life, Nunavut

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