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Nunavut August 19, 2014 - 5:57 am

Alleging political interference, Nunavut Planning Commission sues Ottawa

“The residents of Nunavut and the people who wish to do business in Nunavut are casualties”

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Following a protracted dispute, the Nunavut Planning Commission filed a lawsuit in Federal Court Aug. 18 against the Government of Canada, alleging broken promises and political interference on the part of federal government officials.

The legal action flows from Ottawa’s refusal to fund a $1.7...

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Inuk rapper Hyper T sheds light on “The Ugly of Nunavut”

“With rap music, it’s so raw, it’s very truthful”

THOMAS ROHNER

Inuk hip-hop artist Hyper T was in Grade 6 when he first contemplated suicide.

But now the 28-year old, originally from Chesterfield Inlet, has just completed an eight-month intensive studio and mixing program in Ottawa and wants to shed light on what he calls “the Ugly of Nunavut,” what he says...

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Volunteer vets spay, neuter, vaccinate scores of Cambridge Bay pets

“If we spay one dog, it stops them from having maybe two litters in a year"

KELCEY WRIGHT

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Five volunteer veterinarians from Calgary flew to the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay this past weekend to spay, neuter, vaccinate and do dental work on scores of local pets at discounted rates.

“It’s going really well,” said Allan Thompson, one of the clinic’s organizers....

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Nunavik August 18, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Kativik School Board launches land programs in four Nunavik communities

"Once they’re out on the land, students become really competent"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik students are back in the classroom across the region this week, but a handful of communities will see some changes to their school calendars in 2014-15.

That’s because the Kativik School Board has approved a pilot project in four communities that hopes to better respond to the cultural...

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Photo: Lights, camera, laughter

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Photo: Cape Dorset celebrates 20th annual elders gathering

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Photo: Nunavut Arts Fest kicks off in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavik August 18, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Photo: Back to school in Kuujjuaq

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Nunavik August 18, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Photo: Excavating in rain or shine

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Photo: Learning to tell stories in Baker Lake

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Photo: Final hearings for Meliadine gold mine kick off in Rankin Inlet

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Nunavut August 18, 2014 - 6:02 am

Iqaluit food market promises freshly harvested produce

Quebec and Ontario-grown food will fly from farms to the Arctic

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit is more than 2,000 kilometres away from farmers’ markets in southern Canada, but that won’t be an issue on Aug. 30, when a fresh food market comes to the city.

Iqalummiut will have a chance to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and cheeses from Quebec and Ontario that day, thanks to a pilot...

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Nunavut August 15, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Nunavut, Ottawa team up to continue geo-survey

Project uses tool to measure earth's magnetic field, identify magnetite

THOMAS ROHNER

An aerial survey, using something called a “magnetometer,” is currently under way for geological mapping between Iqaluit and Pangnirtung, according to a recent statement from the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office.

The survey is part of a longstanding project to map the properties of bedrock across...

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Nunavut August 15, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Nunavik-Labrador caribou herd numbers plummeting

Investigations focusing on high adult mortalities, low calf survival

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As Nunavummiut struggle to understand the plummeting caribou population on Baffin Island, residents in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador are dealing with their own caribou crisis.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced Aug. 14 that the George River woodland caribou herd, whose...

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Iqaluit August 15, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Stranded Nunavut mom in Iqaluit, but heading back to Montreal

“It left a really bad taste, coming home"

THOMAS ROHNER

The Nunavut mother who felt stranded in Quebec after giving birth to a premature baby is back home in Iqaluit, but is making plans to return to Montreal where she feels her newborn daughter will get the care she needs.

Annie Kilabuk, 26, gave birth when she was just under seven months pregnant and...

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Nunavut August 15, 2014 - 11:50 am

Photo: A walk in the park… for Google

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Iqaluit August 15, 2014 - 8:25 am

After long delay, Iqaluit prepares to enforce building permits

Planning, lands department fully-staffed for first time in two years

PETER VARGA

The City of Iqaluit’s planning and lands department had a long list of big development projects to deal with over the past year, yet the department’s biggest achievement was not just to work through them — but to finally hire all the staff it needs to handle the job.

“Our biggest achievement of...

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Nunavut August 15, 2014 - 6:59 am

Drum-dancing behind barbed wire: Inuit in prison

A visit to Warkworth Institution with elder Piita Irniq

LISA GREGOIRE

Two of the four men dance with the drum. Two don’t.

All four flex their tattooed arms playing aqsaaraq — the hand-pull game.

Three of them have children. One doesn’t say.

They drink a lot of instant coffee, tell stories in Inuktitut and laugh. Sometimes they just sit quietly.

They range in age...

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Around the Arctic August 14, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Google Street View maps Nunavut national parks

“We really had a sense, as we were capturing images, that we were taking people — friends and family — along on the trip with us"

THOMAS ROHNER

Google Street View is coming to national parks in Nunavut where the closest street may be hundreds of kilometers away.

“I think it’ll be wonderful for people who are either planning a trip, to get a sneak-peak of what to plan for, or otherwise just to dream and get a virtual visit,” Fiona Currie,...

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Nunavut August 14, 2014 - 6:55 am

Canadian forces mull dump-smoke risk in Op Nanook’s Iqaluit housing plans

Dumpcano firefighting work may require causeway closure

PETER VARGA

Canada’s department of National Defence has taken note that Iqaluit’s dump fire could complicate living conditions for 200 military personnel who will be staying in the city between Aug. 15 and Sept. 2, in connection with Operation Nanook 2014.

This year’s version of the yearly DND-led operation,...

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