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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 8:30 am

Photo:Watch the birdie: Military maintenance on Ellesmere Island

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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 7:39 am

Nunavut court: Accused aimed rifle at victim the day before killing him

“Why were you walking around Cape Dorset during the dark part of the night carrying three guns?”

THOMAS ROHNER

Peter Kingwatsiak aimed a .303-calibre rifle, which was likely loaded, at his step-brother, Mappaluk Adla, about a day before Kingwatsiak killed Adla at close range with a .22-calibre rifle in Cape Dorset in 2010.

That’s what Justice Bonnie Tulloch heard June 25 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in...

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Nunavut June 26, 2015 - 6:10 am

Legendary Inuit artist’s works come to life in gallery exhibit

Pinnguaq, Ontario gallery team up for first-ever interactive Inuit art exhibition

LISA GREGOIRE

When you look at the playful, colourful prints of Pudlo Pudlat, many things likely come to mind.

Here are two of them: the images often feature interaction between the natural, old world and modern technology; and though they are static, if you stare long enough, you can almost see the people,...

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Around the Arctic June 26, 2015 - 6:00 am

Photo: Following Nunavut air crash, TSB recommends child restraint devices

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Nunavut June 25, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Loss of free airfare nixes popular Nunavut hockey camp

First Air rescinds free coach, player flights; Nunavut Stars Hockey cancelled

DAVID MURPHY

The popular Nunavut Stars summer hockey camp has been cancelled for this year.

The free Iqaluit-based camp, held annually in August since 2002, hosted 120 kids from ages five to 18 last year. Celebrity coaches such as Brad May, Mike Keenan and Gillian Apps have contributed to the camp in years...

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Iqaluit June 25, 2015 - 12:15 pm

David Myles, youth combo, must-sees at this year’s Alianait fest

Circus acts, bluegrass fiddles, Afro-Brazilian beats and kiddie pop all on the menu

DAVID MURPHY

Nunavut’s largest music and arts festival starts in 24 hours in Iqaluit and executive director Heather Daley is busier than ever.

She sounds hurried on the phone, but still excited — like a kid planning a trip to Disneyland.

“There’s a number of things,” Daley said about what she’s looking...

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Nunavut June 25, 2015 - 8:54 am

Nunavut gears up for cruise ship season

Communities will host a dozen ships, hundreds of tourists this summer

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut is starting to gear up for the summer cruise ship tourism season.

Once the sea ice gives way to sparkling blue waters, the territory will see traffic from nine cruise ship companies, operating about a dozen water craft through the Northwest Passage this summer season, Nunavut Tourism

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Nunavut June 25, 2015 - 8:50 am

Photo: It’s a bird — or is it a plane?

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Iqaluit June 25, 2015 - 7:25 am

Photo: Cue the music: Alianait festival ready to go this weekend

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Nunavut June 25, 2015 - 7:20 am

Nunavut murder suspect says he doesn’t remember killing victim

Peter Kingwatsiak says gas sniffing caused black-outs on night of killing

THOMAS ROHNER

Peter Kingwatsiak took the stand at his murder trial in Iqaluit June 24 to say he doesn’t remember shooting and killing his step-brother, Mappaluk Adla, in 2010 because he blacked out after sniffing gas.

After leaving his uncle’s house in Cape Dorset in the early hours of Sept. 20, 2010,...

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Iqaluit June 25, 2015 - 6:03 am

Iqaluit can’t afford to fix its $26.5M sewage treatment headache

But 2018 federal compliance deadline approaching

DAVID MURPHY

Fixing Iqaluit’s floundering wastewater facility will cost $26.5 million — but Iqaluit doesn’t have the money.

That’s what Iqaluit city councillors heard from the city’s engineering and sustainability project officer, Paul Clow, at a council meeting June 23. 

Clow told council that engineering...

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Nunavut June 24, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Nunavut court: Suspect was distraught, suicidal after killing, friend says

“I didn’t really believe him at first”

THOMAS ROHNER

Immediately after shooting and killing his step-brother in Cape Dorset in 2010, Peter Kingwatsiak went to his friend’s house, visibly upset, and told his friend that he had killed his step-brother “by accident.”

Tytoosie Tunnillie, Kingwatsiak’s friend, testified before Justice Bonnie Tulloch as...

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Nunavut June 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s Ilagiiktunut fund taking applications

Fund offers $750k in funding to five Baffin communities closest to Mary River mine

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If you’re living in one of the five communities close to the Mary River iron mine, and you’ve got a project that needs funding — now is the time to apply for it.

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association, which administers the fund, is now accepting proposals for the Ilagiiktunut’s fall 2015-16 funding...

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Iqaluit June 24, 2015 - 11:10 am

Iqaluit councillors spar over proposed new conduct rules

“As you can imagine I’ve got a million issues with this"

DAVID MURPHY

Iqaluit city council dissolved into an angry sandbox June 23 as councillors hurled insults and accusations at one another during debate over a proposed councillors’ code of conduct bylaw introduced during a council meeting.

The war of words involved Mayor Mary Wilman, Coun. Stephen Mansell, and  ......

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Around the Arctic June 24, 2015 - 11:00 am

Photo: Qausuittuq becomes a legal national park

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Nunavut June 24, 2015 - 10:17 am

Photo: Say hello to Tiktaalik

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Nunavut June 24, 2015 - 9:23 am

Witness: Days before killing, suspect threatened to shoot victim

“Peter was pretending to shoot Mappaluk”

THOMAS ROHNER

While shooting his gun at rocks about a month before shooting his step-brother in the head from close range, Peter Kingwatsiak pretended the rocks were really his step-brother’s head.

That’s what Kingwatsiak’s living step-brother, Etidloi Adla, a Crown witness, said before Justice Bonnie Tulloch...

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Around the Arctic June 24, 2015 - 8:37 am

Nunavut’s fish fossil treasures come home to Canada

“It’s a real special part of the history of life and of the history of our planet”

JIM BELL

OTTAWA — After spending the last 10 years in the hands of the researchers from the United States who found them on Ellesmere Island, a precious collection of globally-renowned Nunavut fish fossils came back to Canada this week for safe-keeping at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

And until Nunavut...

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Iqaluit June 24, 2015 - 8:27 am

Photo: Sweet Lowdown help kick off annual Alianait festival

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Nunavik June 24, 2015 - 7:20 am

Quebec’s public guardian heads north, to Nunavik

“Our role is to ensure that people are cared for by someone they know and trust"

SARAH ROGERS

Quebec’s curateur public, or public guardian, wants residents of Nunavik to be aware of their options and rights if they — or family members — find themselves unfit to make decisions or care for themselves.

When someone becomes incapacitated due to mental or physical illness, or an injury, some...

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