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Iqaluit June 17, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut’s Polarman to star in new animated virtual reality film

"It’s going to be his story and he’s going to be the one telling it"

LISA GREGOIRE

Polarman may have left the Arctic, but the Arctic did not leave him.

And soon, Polarman will be transformed into an animated comic book hero and will inhabit a 3-D, virtual reality, northern landscape.

Polarman, Iqaluit’s homegrown superhero otherwise known as Derek Emmons, left Iqaluit with his...

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Nunavut June 17, 2016 - 1:15 pm

A look at 2015 federal election results in Nunavut’s communities

In Nunavut, 15 of 25 communities chose the Liberals

SARAH ROGERS

Eight months have lapsed since the last federal election, Oct. 19, 2015, when Nunavummiut elected Liberal candidate Hunter Tootoo as Nunavut MP.

Voters in Nunavut, much like voters in the rest of Canada, rode a wave of support that helped elect a new majority Liberal government.

In the weeks that...

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Nunavut June 17, 2016 - 10:55 am

Nunavut Premier Taptuna starts the summer with a cabinet shake-up

Health, Environment and Family Services have new ministers

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Premier Peter Taptuna announced a shake-up in his cabinet this week, in a move to “reinvigorate” the territory’s executive council, the premier said June 17.

One of Nunavut’s major portfolios – Health – goes to Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes, who is now also responsible for Nunavut’s suicide...

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Around the Arctic June 17, 2016 - 10:37 am

Photo: Hunt seal, eat seal, wear seal… Happy Aboriginal Day!

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Iqaluit June 17, 2016 - 10:34 am

Photo: Once again, Iqaluit’s dump catches fire

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Around the Arctic June 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Sabina wants Bennett to delay response to Nunavut board’s gold mine report

Company may ask INAC minister to hand report back to NIRB

JIM BELL

The Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. wants Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, to give them more time to respond to the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s recommendation that their Back River gold project not be allowed to proceed right now.

Sabina’s president and CEO, Bruce...

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Iqaluit June 17, 2016 - 9:53 am

Photo: City crews fight back “scrapcano” fire at Iqaluit dump

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Ottawa June 17, 2016 - 9:36 am

Photo: Sophie Grégoire brings star power to financial literacy event

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Nunavut June 17, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut hopes to draft short-term homelessness plan

Family services considering cooperative and co-housing approaches

STEVE DUCHARME

Nunavut’s department of Family Services says it will bolster communication, existing support infrastructure and improve policy for the territory’s homeless in a new, short-term, action plan.

Minister of Family Services, George Kuksuk, tabled the plan, entitled “2015-2016: Angiraqangittuliriniq, a...

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Nunavut June 17, 2016 - 6:59 am

In Nunavut MP’s absence, staff still work to serve riding

But Iqaluit riding office yet to open

SARAH ROGERS

Constituents in the country’s northernmost federal riding may not have a sitting member of Parliament these days, but it’s business as usual in Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo’s parliamentary office, its Ottawa-based staff say.

It’s been just over two weeks since Tootoo announced his sudden resignation...

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Nunavut June 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Free flight contest draws stirring stories from Nunavut, Nunavik

“It was nice to see how people think of others"

LISA GREGOIRE

She’s given away half of her 40 free airline tickets to some lucky Baffin recipients and Sarah Maniapik is now about to give away the rest — to Nunavimmiut.

You may recall the story we did on Maniapik who won 40 free tickets as a way for the airline to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the James...

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Nunavik June 16, 2016 - 11:44 am

Nunavik community looks forward to new cultural centre

Quebec government contributes $3.5 million to project

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Nunavik’s southernmost community is getting a new cultural centre thanks to $3.5 million in funding from the Quebec government.

Quebec’s Aboriginal affairs minister, Geoff Kelley, and Ungava MNA Jean Boucher landed in Kuujjuaraapik June 14 to announce the money and attend a ground-breaking...

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Nunavut June 16, 2016 - 10:00 am

Ideas on how to tackle food insecurity in Nunavut? There’s money for that

Nunavut Food Security Coalition now accepting proposals for 2016-17

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Non-profit organizations and hamlets in Nunavut have until July 4 to apply for funding for projects that promote food security.

The Nunavut Food Security Coalition is now accepting funding proposals for 2016-17, for projects that can help reduce barriers to food access across the territory.

The...

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Nunavik June 16, 2016 - 7:45 am

Photo: Kautjajuk play returns to Kuujjuaq, with new players

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Nunavut June 16, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut man faces two charges of illegal caribou hunting

Wildlife officers allege Michael Irngaut of Igloolik harvested caribou during hunting ban last year

LISA GREGOIRE

An Igloolik man is facing two charges after he allegedly hunted caribou on Baffin Island last year when a government moratorium was in effect.

Michael Irngaut, 24, faces two charges under the Nunavut Wildlife Act for harvesting a caribou on Feb. 15, 2015, when there was a temporary ban on Baffin...

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Around the Arctic June 16, 2016 - 5:59 am

Nunavut board says no to western Kitikmeot gold mine

NIRB says Sabina’s Back River gold project could create damage to caribou that cannot be mitigated

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After a four-year environmental screening and assessment process, the Nunavut Impact Review Board has said no to Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.’s Back River gold mine proposal.

The review board, in a 347-page final hearing report released June 15 at about 6 p.m. Cambridge Bay time, recommends the...

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Iqaluit June 16, 2016 - 5:40 am

Photo: RCMP celebrate Aboriginal Day with free BBQ

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Iqaluit June 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Iqaluit pool construction on time, on budget, manager says

“We will definitely come in on budget or below."

STEVE DUCHARME

The construction of Iqaluit’s new aquatic facility is proceeding on schedule for a 2017 completion date and might even come in below budget.

That’s according to an update given to Iqaluit city councilors by the pool’s senior project manager, Pierre Meredith, at a regular Iqaluit City Council...

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Nunavut June 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm

GN promotes community cleanups across Nunavut

Iqaluit cleanup set for June 17

STEVE DUCHARME

With sunny days and warmer temperatures, spring cleaning is in full swing inside many homes across the territory.

But the Government of Nunavut would like residents — after polishing up their own living space —  to donate time to clean up their communities before summer.

In Iqaluit, that date...

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Nunavut June 15, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Photo: Touring around the fiords of Baffin

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