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Iqaluit July 15, 2016 - 7:20 am

Thule replica dwelling gets thumbs-up from Nunavut board

“The main goal is to determine what is there and how much work it will be"

STEVE DUCHARME

A traditional whalebone and sealskin-wrapped Thule dwelling in Nunavut’s capital is one step closer to construction after getting a regulatory board’s screening decision on the project July 7.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board concluded in its initial screening that a full-scale review of the Inuit...

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Nunavut July 15, 2016 - 7:00 am

Photo: Feathered friends are back: It’s birding season in Nunavut

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Nunavut July 14, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Sealift season off to bumpy start, but operators see smooth sailing ahead

NEAS says Coast Guard icebreakers need to start arriving in the North earlier

SARAH ROGERS

The 2016 sealift season is up and running, but operators in the eastern Arctic said their deliveries have been slowed by heavy ice conditions in certain regions.

A handful of vessels are waiting in ice-choked Ungava Bay for help from a single Coast Guard icebreaker stationed in the area before...

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Nunavik July 14, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Photo: You can start acting up now kids, and singing too

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Iqaluit July 14, 2016 - 10:30 am

Iqaluit residents’ group wants neighbourhood briefing on port project

Preliminary studies begin in September

SARAH ROGERS

A group of Iqaluit residents who live near the city’s breakwater says its members want to be consulted directly as preliminary work on Iqaluit deep water port project ramps up.

The newly-formed Sinaakuut Support Group, whose members are unidentified, recently submitted comments on the upcoming......

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Nunavut July 14, 2016 - 8:05 am

Pedophile priest denied legal aid to appeal Nunavut convictions

Eric Dejaeger, currently in prison, hopes to overturn some of his 24 convictions

THOMAS ROHNER

Notorious Nunavut pedophile Eric Dejaeger may have to find money in his own bank account to appeal some of the dozens of sex crimes against Inuit children of which he has been convicted. 

His application for legal aid in Nunavut has been turned down.

That’s what Justice Neil Sharkey heard at the...

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Nunavut July 14, 2016 - 7:20 am

Trans-Arctic flight moves to new schedule this summer

Thrice-weekly Yellowknife-Rankin Inlet-Iqaluit flight to fly Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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A regular trans-Arctic flight is switching up its schedule this summer, Nunavut’s two major airlines announced this week.

Starting August 15, the Yellowknife-Rankin Inlet-Iqaluit flight, which currently flies Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, will bump forward a day, and fly Mondays, Wednesdays and...

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Nunavut July 14, 2016 - 7:10 am

Photo: Kimmirut’s budding soccer players get new equipment

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Iqaluit July 13, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut fashion designer opens shop in downtown Iqaluit

Rannva Simonsen will keep Apex studio as well as Iqaluit storefront

THOMAS ROHNER

A quirky house, a quirky personality: a perfect match. 

Nunavut fashion designer Rannva Simonsen has opened a new store in Iqaluit in a hard-to-miss little purple house located a stone’s throw from the four corners.

“The purple isn’t hippie-dippy like in the 70s, but it’s got spirit,” the...

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Nunavut July 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut Law Society accuses lawyer of professional misconduct

Former clients accuse Geoffrey Budden of pocketing settlement money

THOMAS ROHNER

The Nunavut Law Society is accusing lawyer Geoffrey Budden of professional misconduct, Justice Paul Bychok heard in the Nunavut Civil Court of Justice in Iqaluit July 12.

The nature of the alleged misconduct, which has not yet been proven in court, was not revealed July 12.

But it may be...

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Nunavut July 13, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Photo: Tootoo greets fans at Blackhawks’ annual convention

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Nunavut July 13, 2016 - 11:00 am

List of new complaints filed against former Nunavut nurse

Deborah McKeown's lawyer cries foul, says his client's health, career suffering

THOMAS ROHNER

Nunavut’s nursing college is investigating 19 new allegations that former nurse Deborah McKeown posed a risk to the public’s health, the Nunavut Civil Court of Justice in Iqaluit heard July 12.

Those allegations, which are not proven and are currently under investigation by the Registered Nursing...

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Nunavut July 13, 2016 - 8:03 am

Arctic fishery meeting makes progress, but no agreement yet

Three-day Iqaluit meeting welcomed nine international delegations

SARAH ROGERS

An international meeting on the future of commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean made “good progress,” but did not reach a final agreement last week.

Canada hosted the three-day, closed-door meeting July 6 to July 8 in Iqaluit. This was the third round of negotiations towards a potential...

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Nunavut July 13, 2016 - 7:15 am

Researcher says Nunavut and Siberia, once neighbours, share geology

Mineral riches in Siberia likely shared in Canadian Arctic

LISA GREGOIRE

Imagine a huge volcanic event which punches molten magma and all kinds of gases and liquids through the Earth’s crust for such an extended period of time that lava eventually covers the entire country of Canada to a depth of seven kilometres.

That actually happened millions of years ago — and...

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Nunavik July 13, 2016 - 7:07 am

Photo: A slow crawl through icy Ungava Bay

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Nunavut July 13, 2016 - 7:00 am

Photo: A free man, Van Eindhoven sentenced to time served after manslaughter plea

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Nunavut July 13, 2016 - 7:00 am

Photo: Qaggiavuut performing artist teacher training in Iqaluit

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Nunavik July 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Young Nunavik storyteller wins national writing award

Nine-year-old David Anauta retells legend of the Qallupilluit

SARAH ROGERS

A budding young Nunavik storyteller has a strong message to send to other youth in the region: Stay in school — it could save your life.

David Anauta is a nine-year-old Grade 4 student at Tukisiniarvik school in Akulivik, on Nunavik’s Hudson Bay coast. He recently wrote his own English and...

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Nunavut July 12, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Nunavut baby dies while under care

Health officials launch internal investigation

SARAH ROGERS

(Updated July 13)

Nunavut’s health department has launched an internal investigation into the death of an infant who was, at the time, in the care of community health care workers in Gjoa Haven.

Health officials said July 12 that an investigation was launched “immediately following the incident,”...

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Nunavut July 12, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut seals deal with Kitikmeot Inuit on road, deep sea port at Grays Bay

Infrastructure will support network of mines in Nunavut's Izok corridor

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Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna celebrated the territory’s annual holiday July 9 by signing off on an agreement with Kitikmeot Inuit to develop the first deep-water port and all-weather road in the western Arctic.

Taptuna signed the memorandum of understanding July 9 with Kitikmeot Inuit Association...

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