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Iqaluit April 18, 2017 - 9:33 am

Photo: Northern Haze blows the lid off The Legion

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Nunavik April 18, 2017 - 8:30 am

Tight finish marks end of 2017 Ivakkak dog sled race

First and second-place teams finish within three minutes of each other

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You could call it a wild ride; this year’s Ivakkak dog sled race was plagued with high winds and white-out conditions, not to mention an illness that affected a number of sled dogs.

Scheduled to take off March 27 but postponed a day due to bad weather, 13 Ivakkak teams left Umiujaq March 28 to...

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Around the Arctic April 18, 2017 - 7:00 am

The Liberal’s government’s cannabis package: what’s in it?

New legal cannabis regime filled with strict rules and restrictions

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Though their cabinet ministers are touting it as part of a hard-line law-and-order policy aimed at keeping weed away from teenagers, the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization package, introduced April 13, will still give all adult Canadians access to legal cannabis for the first time since...

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Nunavut April 18, 2017 - 6:47 am

Photo: Fun and games in Inukjuak

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Charity partners to bring Stanley Cup back to Nunavut, with gear for kids

Hockey greats Lanny McDonald and Natalie Spooner to join end-of-April tour

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While National Hockey League teams battle for the Stanley Cup this year, hockey’s holy grail will leave southern Canada and make the rounds in small-town Nunavut.

Scotiabank is teaming up with Project North, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, First Air and the NHL again this year to bring not only...

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Iqaluit April 17, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut capital’s Toonik Tyme spring festival sees winter temps

Skiers, snowmobilers and bannock-makers forge on; some events postponed

JANE GEORGE

As Iqaluit’s Toonik Tyme 10-day spring festival kicked off April 14, chilly—and more winter-like temperatures—over the Easter weekend caused many cancellations.

So organizers decided to postpone events, a dog team race, family mini-golf, traditional games and a seal-skinning event, to the next...

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Defective safety valve caused fuel spill at Nunavut mine: Agnico Eagle

Clean-up should be completed this week

SARAH ROGERS

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. says an April 8 fuel spill at its Meliadine mine site in Nunavut was likely caused by a defective safety valve on a storage tank, coupled with insufficient training.

Those were the company’s preliminary findings from an investigation into the leak, which spilled an......

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut judge tells GN to pay up after lawyers miss filing deadline

“Inattentive legal work falls short of being a satisfactory excuse for a default”

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Because justice department lawyers screwed up a mandatory 30-day filing deadline, the Government of Nunavut must pay $9,969.79 plus $100 in costs to an Arctic Bay woman, Justice Neil Sharkey ruled in a judgment released April 13.

The woman, Irene Swoboda, had used her own money in January 2016 to...

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Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 8:30 am

Western Nunavut man recovers from April 12 stabbing in Gjoa Haven

Woman, 30, charged with aggravated assault

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A Gjoa Haven man remains at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife in stable condition, after he survived a stabbing April 12, police said April 13

The Nunavut RCMP said members of the RCMP detachment in the community of about 1,300 people had responded to a stabbing complaint April 12 at...

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Around the Arctic April 17, 2017 - 7:00 am

Tom Webster, 1943—2017: an Iqaluit community builder

“Tom resolutely did things the way he wanted to and lived his life the way he wanted to”

KENN HARPER

Special to Nunatsiaq News

The North has lost a well-known business pioneer with the passing of Tom Webster in Ottawa on March 31, after a battle with multiple myeloma, an illness that struck him suddenly in mid-2016.

To his loving wife Helen, he was always Thomas. To most business associates and...

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Nunavut April 15, 2017 - 10:45 am

Nunavut RCMP seek help from the public in suspicious death investigation

Police found the body of Margaret Ogina, 46, on April 10 in Kugluktuk

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(Updated April 15, 10:45 a.m.)

Investigators from the Nunavut RCMP want help from the public in their continuing investigation into the death of a 46-year-old Kugluktuk woman who they have now identified as Margaret Ogina.

“Anyone with information about Margaret Ogina’s acquaintances, whereabouts...

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Iqaluit April 13, 2017 - 4:20 pm

Nunavut capital commits more than $1 million to city shelters

“It's a start... I’m happy with the way things are progressing”

STEVE DUCHARME

The City of Iqaluit followed through on promises to bolster support for the community’s shelters April 11, allocating more than a million dollars in funding spread out over the next five years.

Iqaluit’s men’s shelter will get access to $150,000 each year for the next five years through the city’s...

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Nunavut April 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Flour recall expanded to long list of brands

CFIA expands flour recall due to risk of E. coli contamination

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A Canadian Food Inspection Agency flour recall has been expanded once again, this time to include more brands of all-purpose, wheat and pastry flours.

Nunavut’s health department first warned Nunavummiut March 29 about the recall of certain 10 kilogram bags of Robin Hood brand All Purpose...

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Nunavut April 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from April 2 to April 9

Escape of "possibly dangerous" man tops the news

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Crime and the sad deaths of the Nunatsiaq News advertising manager and a 12-year-old girl in Salluit dominated the top five most-read stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca this past week.

The top story first alerted readers to the escape of a “possibly dangerous” man who fled from police custody April 2...

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Iqaluit April 13, 2017 - 2:45 pm

Photo: Full steam ahead mateys! Cardboard boats afloat for Toonik Tyme

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Nunavik April 13, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Photo: Easter Games in Inukjuak

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Iqaluit April 13, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Third Iqaluit employee named in Safety Act charges

WSCC charges public works supervisor in 2016 injured worker case

STEVE DUCHARME

Another City of Iqaluit employee has been named in a growing lawsuit over alleged safety violations that caused the near-fatal injury of a city worker last April.

Joseph Brown, the superintendent of public works with the City of Iqaluit, was charged with three offenses under the Safety Act and...

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Nunavut April 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Blizzard stalls Nunavut mine fuel spill clean-up

Agnico Eagle still investigating cause of the 30,000 litre spill

SARAH ROGERS

(Updated, 4:30 p.m., April 14)

Efforts to clean up a major fuel spill at the Meliadine gold mine project site outside Rankin Inlet stalled this week for two days as a blizzard blew through parts of the Kivalliq region.

But the mine’s owners, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., said April 14 that clean-up...

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Nunavut April 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

JRCC helps medevac man off Nunavut island

"A fairly big operation"

JANE GEORGE

An April 10 call for an emergency medevac on an island between Qikiqtarjuaq and Clyde River reached a successful end during the morning of April 11.

That’s when a Cormorant helicopter, which had flown in from Nova Scotia, landed at the Iqaluit airport with a man, 62, who had been airlifted off...

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Nunavut April 13, 2017 - 10:00 am

Canadian Red Cross helps Nunavut hamlet with suicide response

"Social emergency" brings Red Cross to Cambridge Bay

JANE GEORGE

When a teenaged boy recently died by suicide in Cambridge Bay, this western Nunavut community of about 1,700 people rallied its existing resources to help everyone devastated by the death —and the Government of Nunavut’s education department called in the Canadian Red Cross to help provide extra...

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