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Iqaluit September 19, 2016 - 7:59 am

If Alaska can make renewable energy work, why not Nunavut?

"We could be reducing diesel use for electricity in some Nunavut communities by up to 50 per cent"

THOMAS ROHNER

While Nunavut communities continue to rely on dirty diesel fuel as their only energy source, other Arctic regions can breathe easier and sit prettier after integrating renewable energy sources into their energy supply.

That was the message conveyed to about 80 delegates from around Nunavut and...

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Nunavik September 19, 2016 - 7:50 am

Photo: Honouring Nunavik’s movers and shakers

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Nunavut September 19, 2016 - 7:29 am

Photo: Cambridge Bay weighs in on new Corrections Act

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Nunavut September 19, 2016 - 7:00 am

Inuit voices lacking at TMAC’s Nunavut Water Board hearings

INAC, TMAC negotiate last-minute deal to create $30M reclamation fund

JANE GEORGE

CAMBRIDGE BAY—Under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Nunavut’s regulatory boards are intended to guide resource development in Nunavut and keep that control in the hands of Nunavummiut.

But that wasn’t the take-away for observers at a recent water license hearing of the Nunavut Water Board held...

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Around the Arctic September 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Northern development ministers focus on Nutrition North, transportation

Carolyn Bennett says NNC must be changed, transport costs reduced

STEVE DUCHARME

Territorial, provincial and federal northern development ministers who gathered in Iqaluit Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 passed few resolutions directly dealing with northern development, but the federal minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, insists the meeting was important

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Nunavik September 16, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Mary Simon sees her new role as an open door for Inuit

“If we can’t make it tangible, it really isn’t going to mean a lot"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—Ottawa’s new advisor on Arctic issues, Mary Simon, sees her new role as a chance to dig deep—into the economic, social and environmental issues facing Inuit.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett named Simon as a Minister’s Special Representative last month to help...

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Nunavut September 16, 2016 - 2:18 pm

Photo: Siksik says berry, berry good

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Iqaluit September 16, 2016 - 1:19 pm

Hiring people with disabilities boosts bottom line, says entrepreneur

Mark Wafer in Iqaluit next week to bust myths, offer tips on inclusive hiring

LISA GREGOIRE

Mark Wafer races cars for fun but when he comes to Iqaluit next week, he won’t be drag racing down main street.

Wafer, a well-know speaker and accomplished businessman—he owns seven Tim Horton’s franchises in the Toronto area—is coming to Iqaluit to talk about how local businesses can hire and...

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Nunavut September 16, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Nunavut police make arrest in stolen fentanyl case

Powerful, addictive painkiller taken from Kugluktuk health centre earlier this week

SARAH ROGERS

(Updated, 7 p.m., Sept. 16)

Nunavut police had warned residents in Kugluktuk to watch out for non-prescribed fentanyl circulating in the western Nunavut community Sept. 15, after a theft at the local health centre.

But members of the Kugluktuk RCMP arrested a person in relation to that theft and...

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Iqaluit September 16, 2016 - 12:38 pm

Photo: Dealing with high staff turnover? Expand your search

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Nunavut September 16, 2016 - 11:45 am

Nunavut utility to allow DIY renewable power generation

Net metering to help individuals, businesses generate their own renewable electricity

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By the spring of 2017, the Qulliq Energy Corp. will launch a new program that will let their customers generate their own electricity and send any excess power they produce back into their local electricity grid, the QEC said Sept. 15.

Called “net metering,” it’s a type of system allowed by...

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Nunavut September 16, 2016 - 10:58 am

Photo: Judge delays verdict in Johnny Meeko case, considers new evidence

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Nunavut September 16, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut teens take hits, keep skating, at elite hockey camp

"I told one of my buddies, keep practicing, this could be you”

LISA GREGOIRE

Dustin Aleekuk has been playing hockey since he was about eight years old and most would agree the young defenseman knows his way around the hash marks on his hometown rink in Kugluktuk.

But the 18-year-old skater recently learned what southern style junior hockey feels like at an elite training...

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Nunavut September 16, 2016 - 8:00 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Sept. 4 to Sept. 11

Petition demanding Nunavut MP Tootoo's resignation week's top story

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Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo was again in the news this week, with stories about the beleaguered MP again occupying two of the top three stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca.

The top story of the week, according to Google Analytics, which tracks online traffic: An Iqaluit man launched a petition demanding...

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Nunavik September 16, 2016 - 7:00 am

We want changes to Nunavik’s justice system, Quebec bar association says

"Frankly, we're talking more of injustice than justice in the North"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ— High lawyer fees, delayed court appearances and poor communication—these are just a few reasons why Nunavimmiut have little trust in Quebec’s justice system.

Muncy Novalinga said he’s heard it many times before: while the travelling court is visiting his home community of Puvirnituq,...

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Nunavik September 16, 2016 - 7:00 am

Photo: Inukjuak construction workers’ latest creation

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Nunavik September 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavik housing windfall tied up in paperwork

Region will see 204 units built in 2017, if agreement signed

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—Nunavik is gearing up for one of its biggest years in social housing construction, with 204 units set to be built across the region in 2017.

But like the provision of much of the region’s social housing in recent years, the delivery of these latest units remains uncertain.

In what should...

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Around the Arctic September 15, 2016 - 3:00 pm

The “new Inuit-Crown relationship” remains undefined, leaders say

"The PM has declared this the most important relationship"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ —In the 11 months since the Liberal government in Ottawa was elected, you’ve probably heard federal politicians and Inuit leaders alike talk about a “new Inuit-Crown relationship.”

In broad strokes, it describes the wishes of both to reset a relationship that has yet to reconcile the...

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Nunavut September 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Nunavut government employee wins national literacy award

Award for 2016 goes to Inuktitut language program officer Saa Pitsiulak

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The 12th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award for Nunavut goes to Saa Pitsiulak, an Inuktitut language program officer with Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage.

“Saa has taught hundreds of children and adults in Nunavut and goes above and beyond her day job, doing much of her...

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Nunavik September 15, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Photo: Autumn in Kuujjuaq

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