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Nunavik April 22, 2016 - 8:00 am

Photo: Senate committtee stops in Kuujjuaq

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Nunavut April 22, 2016 - 7:00 am

After lawyers agree, Rankin Inlet man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Pablo Kappi admits he caused Joseph Patterk's death in July 2015

STEVE DUCHARME

A Rankin Inlet man charged in the death of Joseph Patterk in 2015 has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder but guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Pablo Kappi, 26, appeared before Justice Paul Bychok at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit April 21 to enter his plea.

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Nunavut April 21, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. says no to municipal land sales

“The Government of Nunavut has not provided sufficient information and analysis"

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With just over two weeks left until Nunavummiut go to the polls, Nunavut’s land claim organization, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., says it does not support the sale of municipal lands.

The question of whether municipalities in Nunavut should have the power to sell lands will be put to the territory’s...

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Around the Arctic April 21, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Yellowknife’s “dark empty hole” a haven for the homeless

Nearly one in five homeless in city's downtown core are Inuit

JANE GEORGE

YELLOWKNIFE — You don’t have to go out of your way to find homeless people in the capital of the Northwest Territories.

That’s because Yellowknife’s downtown core, which city councillors and developers call “a dark empty hole,” has become a haven for the homeless.

On April 20, when temperatures...

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Nunavut April 21, 2016 - 11:45 am

Impact review board okays Nunavut mine pit expansion

Meadowbank's Vault Pit expansion expected to produce 400,000 tonnes of ore

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The Nunavut Impact Review Board has given a green light to the expansion of an open mine pit at Agnico Eagle Mine Ltd.’s Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake.

Agnico Eagle first proposed in July 2014 to expand its current Vault Pit operation southwest into nearby Phaser Lake to form Phaser Pit and...

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Nunavik April 21, 2016 - 10:00 am

Police investigate early morning knife attack in Nunavik community

KRPF responded to sounds of gunshot early April 19

SARAH ROGERS

Police in Nunavik are investigating an apparent knife attack and a suicide death in the community of Kangiqsujuaq.

Kativik Regional Police Force members responded to a call about an injured person at about 8 a.m. April 19.

A young woman was brought to the local nursing station to be treated for...

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Climate Change April 21, 2016 - 8:30 am

Report: get ready for more snow, more climate change adaptation work

NRCan creates one-volume guide to climate change and Canada's coastal regions

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Climate change will bring the Arctic more snow, more unpredictable weather, and a greater need for more resilient infrastructure, says a big report that Natural Resources Canada released this month.

The report, titled Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate, brings together a massive...

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Iqaluit April 21, 2016 - 8:24 am

Photo: Iqalungmiut test courage, and stomachs, in local contest

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Nunavut April 21, 2016 - 8:20 am

Photo: Game on! Cambridge Bay youth get hockey tips from a master

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Nunavut April 21, 2016 - 8:20 am

Photo: Mush obliged… Rankin Inlet dog team race underway

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Iqaluit April 21, 2016 - 8:20 am

Photo: Another snow day in Iqaluit, kids!

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Iqaluit April 21, 2016 - 7:06 am

Photo: Old style living in Toonik Tyme traditional village

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Nunavut April 21, 2016 - 7:00 am

Qulliit honours Nunavut women for outstanding contributions

2016 winners include Hannah Benoit, Sarah Jancke and Maatali Okalik

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Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council is honouring three Nunavut women for outstanding contributions to the territory and to their communities.

Qulliit announced the winners of this year’s Wise Woman and Outstanding Young Woman awards April 19, recognizing the work of Rankin Inlet elder Hannah...

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Around the Arctic April 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Going postal: Cops snatch 46 pounds of Nunavut-bound weed

RCMP teams up with Canada Post to search southern mail processing centres

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After teaming up with Canada Post for two months on a series of “postal inspections” at southern locations, members of the Nunavut RCMP managed to seize 46 pounds of marijuana and 137 litres of illegal liquor bound for Nunavut, police said April 19.

They conducted the search at postal facilities...

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Around the Arctic April 20, 2016 - 1:10 pm

In just five months, Nunavik ski coach makes big impact in Salluit

“It’s a joy to watch him work, he channels the kid’s energy, very positive"

STEVE DUCHARME

Salluit ski instructor Felix Guay-Vachon stands beside the referee hut near Nuuk, Greenland’s ski and snowshoe track last month at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.

There’s a rumour that one of the Nunavik snowshoe athletes might have won a medal and Guay-Vachon, also a snowshoe coach, is waiting for...

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Around the Arctic April 20, 2016 - 11:45 am

Nunavut health officials: Costco fruit product linked to hepatitis A

Public Health Agency of Canada says contaminated frozen berry product sold at Costco outlets in five provinces

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If you have a product called Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend sitting in your freezer, throw it out now, the Government of Nunavut’s health department warns in a health advisory.

That’s because it may be contaminated by the virus that cases hepatitis A, a nasty acute liver...

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Nunavut April 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

As summer travel season looms, Nunavut airlines start price war

“We’ve received a pricing challenge and we have to respond to it"

SARAH ROGERS

It’s only mid-April, but many in Nunavut are scrambling to book their summer vacation travel south.

Travellers hope to take advantage of some of the cheapest airfares that Iqaluit-Ottawa route flyers have seen in years, with one-way flights as low at $399.

The rush started late in the day April...

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Around the Arctic April 20, 2016 - 8:30 am

Inuit regions contain the worst, most overcrowded housing, Senator says

Senate committee surveying housing in Nunavut, Nunavik and Labrador

STEVE DUCHARME

Limited housing, overcrowding, and the poor quality of life experienced by many northerners makes the need for adequate places to live greater than in the rest of the country, says Saskatchewan Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, chair of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal People.

That committee is now...

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Nunavik April 20, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavik Inuit want exemption from Quebec’s new firearms registry

"Inuit hunters cannot be over burdened by bureaucratic measures"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik Inuit say rights enshrined in their land claim agreement should exempt them from Quebec’s proposed firearms registry.

Bill 64, the Firearms Registration Act, was tabled at Quebec’s legislative body, the Assemblée nationale, at the end of 2015.

That bill, if passed into law, would require...

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Around the Arctic April 20, 2016 - 6:55 am

Photo: Nunavut Sivuniksavut students say farewell to long-time instructor

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