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Iqaluit October 13, 2017 - 8:00 am

Nunavut RCMP warn against fake bills in Iqaluit

"The bills appear to have foreign writing on them"

JANE GEORGE

Look before you accept a bank note—and if the bill has pale blue writing on it well, it’s likely a fake and you should call the RCMP.

Iqaluit has seens an influx of counterfeit currency printed on non-polymer Canadian bills, the RCMP said Oct. 12.

“The bills appear to have foreign writing on...

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Nunavut October 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Anawak’s DUI case to be dealt with after Nunavut election

Impaired driving charge against Aivilik candidate Jack Anawak put over to Nov. 9

STEVE DUCHARME

A Nunavut justice of the peace delayed a scheduled plea for outstanding impaired driving charges against Aivilik candidate Jack Anawak, clearing the way for Anawak to participate in the Nunavut territorial election before the case is dealt with in court.

Anawak’s lawyer, James Morton, said by...

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Nunavik October 12, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavik leaders say cannabis legalization poses public safety concerns

"Our goal is to be adequately prepared when the law becomes effective"

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Nunavik leaders say they’ll face a number of challenges dealing with cannabis use in the region after recreational possession and cultivation is legalized in 2018.

The federal government’s Cannabis Act, or Bill C-45, would create a framework for the legal production, distribution, sale and...

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Nunavut October 12, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut hamlet’s airport an unhealthy workplace, employee says

GN to get federal infrastructure dollars to fix Kimmirut's crumbling airport terminal

STEVE DUCHARME

The federal government will soon receive detailed proposals from the Government of Nunavut to improve and replace Kimmirut’s 40-year-old terminal building, after introductory pitches to a federal infrastructure fund were approved earlier in the month, the territory’s transportation department...

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Montreal October 12, 2017 - 9:15 am

Lizzie Saunders, dead at 36: the reality of living homeless in Montreal

"It is like quicksand"

COURTNEY EDGAR

MONTREAL—Lizzie Saunders was known among her friends and family for her over-the-top kuniks.

To her, if your nose or face didn’t hurt after Inuktitut kisses, you weren’t doing it right, says Barbara McDonald, the president of Tasiutigiit—a Montreal support group for cross-cultural Inuit and First...

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Nunavut October 12, 2017 - 8:00 am

Voters in western Nunavut hub look at three-way race for MLA

Candidates will participate in Oct. 28 forum

JANE GEORGE

Only one thing is certain as voters in Cambridge Bay look to the Oct. 30 Nunavut election—afterwards, they’ll have a new MLA.

That’s because Keith Peterson, who became MLA in 2004, and then cabinet minister in 2008, has decided not to seek re-election.

Jeannie Ehaloak, the current mayor, Pamela...

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Around the Arctic October 11, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Russian rocket debris unlikely to land in Canadian waters, GN says

“The GN is monitoring this situation”

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A Russian SS-19 rocket whose second stage, carrying a highly toxic fuel called hydrazine, will scatter debris between Ellesmere Island and Greenland, is not likely to land in Canadian waters, the Government of Nunavut said Oct. 10 in a public service announcement.

Last week, Nunavut Premier Peter......

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Iqaluit October 11, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Fire guts former Iqaluit dental clinic near hospital

Firefighters also quell blaze at apartment building

BETH BROWN

An Iqaluit building located near the old Baffin hospital has been left gutted by fire after an evening blaze that fire officials say was caused by an electrical failure. 

Building 526, an unoccupied Government of Nunavut building previously used as a dental clinic, caught fire Oct. 10 at around...

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Nunavut October 11, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Heavy fuel oil ban would raise costs for Nunavut, shipping firms say

"It will have an effect. There is no doubt"

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—A move underway to reduce and eventually ban the use of heavy fuel oil by Arctic vessels, proposed by Canada and the United Nations agency responsible for shipping and prevention of marine pollution, will increase the cost of living in Nunavut, two regional Arctic shipping companies...

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Nunavut October 11, 2017 - 11:20 am

Photo: Ever seen a fogbow? If not, here’s one

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Nunavut October 11, 2017 - 11:20 am

Photo: Lunch time in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut October 11, 2017 - 11:20 am

Photo: Guiding the way

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Nunavik October 11, 2017 - 11:00 am

Photo: High winds thump Nunavik’s Hudson coast

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Nunavik October 11, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavik’s 2017 health survey wraps as number-crunching begins

"This is going to make our lives a lot easier for things that need to be done"

SARAH ROGERS

As soon as Dr. Françoise Bouchard arrived in Puvirnituq Sept. 4 to participate in part of the Qanuilirpitaa Inuit health survey, the research icebreaker, the CCGS Amundsen, was called out to do a search and rescue in Frobisher Bay.

All’s well that ends well; the missing boaters were found safe and...

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Nunavut October 11, 2017 - 9:00 am

Police nab Nunavut inmate following two-hour escape attempt

Bobby Kellogok, 31, faces multiple sex charges

STEVE DUCHARME

A Kugluktuk man accused of multiple sex charges is back in RCMP custody, after he evaded a guard and fled from Iqaluit’s Qikiqtani General Hospital in the early morning hours of Oct. 10.

Bobby Kellogok, 31, was in the custody of a lone Baffin Correctional Centre guard when he ran out of the...

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Nunavut October 11, 2017 - 8:00 am

Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet race pits experience against youth

“If you want to see change, you have to vote"

SARAH ROGERS

Candidates contesting Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet on the Oct. 30 territorial election bring a mix of political experience and youth to the campaign shaping up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region.

The riding, which encompasses the northern part of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut’s second-largest...

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Nunavut October 10, 2017 - 3:52 pm

Photo: The Ice Spider makes a move

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Nunavut October 10, 2017 - 2:30 pm

On World Mental Health Day, “help is available,” Nunavut government says

But Gjoa Haven says its mental health issues need more attention

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—On World Mental Health Day, Oct, 10, Nunavut’s health department encourages Nunavummiut “to take care of ourselves and one another.”

“It is important to take care of your mind as you would your body. Let’s all do our part to support our friends’ and family’s mental health, and...

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Nunavut October 10, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Photo: Kitikmeot Inuit Association meetings now underway

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Nunavut October 10, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Photo: Advance voting starts today for Nunavut election

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