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Nunavut November 17, 2014 - 6:58 am

Mothballed Nunavut diamond mine floats in legal limbo

Nunavut ghost mine's insolvent owner is still responsible, AAND says

LISA GREGOIRE

The Jericho Diamond Mine site continues to languish in legal limbo but that hasn’t stopped the Nunavut Impact Review Board from requesting that its legal owner, the apparently insolvent Shear Diamonds Corp., monitor and remedy any ongoing contamination.

But they might be flogging a dead...

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Nunavut November 17, 2014 - 6:30 am

Photo: Filleting Arctic char in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut November 17, 2014 - 6:30 am

Photo: Upinnaqtuq awards recognize young Nunavut leaders

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Nunavut November 17, 2014 - 6:04 am

CanNor and Nunavut to spend $7.1 million on geoscience for 2015-16

Funding for 11 research projects to examine rocks for mining potential

PETER VARGA

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and the Government of Nunavut announced Nov. 14 that they’ll spend almost $7.1 million on 11 geological research projects in Nunavut over the next two years.

CanNor will be the biggest single contributor to the projects, providing more than $3.3...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Second wave of power outages hits western Nunavut hub Nov. 14

Power rotated in 30-minute intervals as Qulliq worked on power plant problems

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(Updated at 5:02 p.m.)

Repairs to the community’s power plant hit a glitch in the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay, which on Nov. 14 experienced its second round of power outages and rotating power outages.

By 3 p.m. local time, full power was finally restored in Cambridge Bay.

“Quana /...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Children-youth foundation looks for input into youth protection centre

Nunavut's social service providers asked to complete survey

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Nunavut’s children and youth service providers are being asked to share their input on the direction of a new youth protection centre in the territory.

The Arctic Children and Youth Foundation has announced its plans to create something called the Umingmak Child and Youth Protection Centre, which...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Arctic law: Maliiganik Tukisiniakvik celebrates its 40th birthday

Founding director Dennis Patterson to give keynote speech Nov. 15 at legal aid clinic's birthday bash

THOMAS ROHNER

Over its 40 years of legal service, education and law reform in Nunavut’s Baffin region, Maliiganik Tukisiiniakvik evolved from a pilot project on a shoestring budget, operating out of a small office in Iqaluit, to an envied model for providing justice for marginalized people.

“The first thing...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut judge to Ottawa: cough up those documents

Federal bureaucrats dragging their feet on thousands of pages of evidence for NLCA lawsuit trial

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Federal government bureaucrats must produce all documents related to Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s longstanding land claims lawsuit by Jan. 9, Justice Earl Johnson of the Nunavut Court of Justice ruled Nov. 10.

A trial on NTI’s lawsuit, filed December 2006, is set to start March 9, 2015 in Iqaluit and...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Are Nunavut’s MLAs following the Integrity Act?

Over the last year, Integrity Commissioner's office received no formal requests for reviews

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut’s Integrity Commissioner’s 2013-14 report shows the office received no requests for formal reviews over the last year.

The report is the first released by the territory’s new integrity commissioner, Ted Richard, and covers the period between Sept. 9, 2013, when he started as commissioner,...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Sabina shaves expenses to cut losses in 2014

"Encouraged by our progress so far" with western Nunavut's Back River gold project

JANE GEORGE

Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. had some mixed financial news to share in a Nov. 14 news release, as government officials and representatives from Inuit organizations continue to discuss the company’s Back River gold project at a Nunavut Impact Review Board technical meeting in Cambridge Bay this...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 9:30 am

NTI’s veteran VP steps back up to the plate

“We need to see more benefits flowing"

SARAH ROGERS

With a career in Nunavut and Inuit politics spanning more than 30 years, James Eetoolook has seen the territory’s land claim process from its very start.

And he’d like to, as much as possible, see that hard work pay off for beneficiaries.

Eetoolook, 68, first joined the board of directors of the...

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Nunavut November 14, 2014 - 7:00 am

Photo: Ice blocks fuel tanker’s departure from Rankin Inlet

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Around the Arctic November 13, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Greenland election moves into its last two weeks

Nov. 13 party leaders debate to focus on economy, resource development — and honesty

JANE GEORGE

With two weeks left before Greenland’s Nov. 28 election, voters will get a chance to hear why party leaders want support for their platform and candidates in a Nov. 13 debate that will be broadcast live on television, radio and online.

Tourism and resource development — the largest potential...

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Nunavik November 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Photo: Jumping for joy in Quebec City

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Nunavik November 13, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Nunavik hunter dies from hypothermia

Local man reported to have fallen through river ice

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A hunter from the Hudson Bay community of Umiujaq died Nov. 11 after falling through the ice on nearby river.

The Kativik Regional Police Force said local officers were advised Nov. 11 that two people had gone missing while canoeing to the Richmond Gulf Nov. 10.

The temperature that day hovered...

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Nunavut November 13, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Nunavut government operates at three-quarters of its human capacity

As of June 2014, the GN's public service counted 1,144 job vacancies

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Despite internship programs and other attempts to lure Inuit and non-Inuit into the public service, the Government of Nunavut is still operating at 75 per cent human capacity, and only half those jobs are filled by Inuit.

According to the latest statistics from the Department of Finance, which now...

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Nunavut November 13, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Final hearings for Nunavut uranium mine set for March 2015

Review board sets aside three weeks for Baker Lake meetings

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Kivallirmiut and other people interested in voicing their opinions about the proposed uranium mine near Baker Lake will have plenty of time to do so in March 2015.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board has scheduled three weeks worth of technical presentations and community roundtable discussions...

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Nunavut November 13, 2014 - 11:05 am

Stinking Nunavut dump sites need Ottawa’s money to meet Ottawa’s rules

We need $250 million, 10 years to clean up the mess, GN says

PETER VARGA

Nearly all Nunavut’s municipalities share a common struggle with their garbage dumps: they’re overloaded and below Canadian environmental standards.

That came as little surprise to most mayors and municipal officials Nov. 12 at the annual general meeting of the Nunavut Association of...

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Nunavut November 13, 2014 - 6:02 am

Inuit org candidate campaigns for stronger leadership, action, accountability

Jesse Mike: “There’s definitely an urgency for things to change"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut’s Inuit birthright organization needs to deliver stronger leadership and more action on issues facing the territory, says Jesse Mike.

That’s why the Iqaluit woman is running to serve as its vice president Dec. 8, when she’ll try to unseat Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s long-time vice president...

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Nunavut November 12, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Sabina’s Back River project goes into technical hearings in Cambridge Bay

Stakeholders from numerous agencies to discuss draft environmental impact statement

JANE GEORGE

Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.‘s Back River gold project will come under scrutiny this week when representatives from governments and Inuit organizations that submitted comments on the 12-volume Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project gather in the western Nunavut community of Cambridge...

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