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Nunavik August 15, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Busy travel season grounds food shipments to Nunavik

"There’s a lack of everything"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavimmiut say they have seen bare store shelves across the region and restaurant closures in its largest community, Kuujjuaq, as the regional hub prepared to host its major annual music festival.

That was due to a higher than usual amount of air freight and a higher number of passengers destined...

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Nunavut August 15, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Review board decries lack of participant funding for Nunavut groups

NIRB says its limited resources can't ensure effective participation

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The Nunavut Impact Review Board said it cannot offer the funding Clyde River’s Hunters and Trappers Organization has requested to help them participate in an environmental assessment related to offshore resource development.

The HTO approached the NIRB earlier this month for support to take part...

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Nunavut August 15, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Photo: Johnny Reid packs the house for final night of Aqpik Jam

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Nunavut August 15, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Photo: Just visiting… polar bear stops in at Cape Dorset dump

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Climate Change August 15, 2017 - 10:00 am

Arctic heat wave sweeps across western Nunavut and High Arctic

Record-breaking temperatures from Cambridge Bay to Pond Inlet

JANE GEORGE

Unseasonably warm temperatures over the past weekend saw people in the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay heading out to their cabins or the beach, where some even dipped into the Arctic Ocean to cool off.

However, it wasn’t so long ago—for example, in 1974, according to Environment Canada—that...

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Nunavut August 15, 2017 - 8:00 am

Former Nunavut politician faces new impaired driving charge

Jack Anawak, NDP candidate in the 2015 federal election, stopped by police in June

STEVE DUCHARME

A former Nunavut politician and candidate in the last federal election, Jack Anawak, has been charged with two counts of drinking and driving, stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred in Iqaluit this past June.

The RCMP charged Anawak, 66, with one count of operating a vehicle while...

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Iqaluit August 15, 2017 - 7:00 am

Break-in at Iqaluit elder’s apartment provokes anger among residents

"Despicable to think that people are so low and desperate"

JANE GEORGE

Many in Iqaluit say they are outraged over a recent break-in at one of the apartments for elders adjacent to Iqaluit’s Qammaq elders centre.

“Sad,” “no respect,” “scary,” “unbelievable and “disheartening” were among words used on social media after Iqaluit resident Eva Groves reported the theft at...

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Around the Arctic August 14, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Welcome to Tallurutiup Imanga: Nunavut’s new marine protected area

“Today is a very significant day for Inuit as well as for the world”

JIM BELL

In a deal that delivers big wins to each side, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the federal government declared Aug. 14 that they’ve reached an agreement on new, expanded boundaries for the long-awaited Tallurutiup Imanga Lancaster Sound marine protected area.

The deal, which expands the...

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Around the Arctic August 14, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Iqaluit elders to miss out on annual gathering

Funding never came through for Nunavut, Nunavik elder’s conference

BETH BROWN

(Updated Aug. 15, 10:05 p.m., with new information from QIA)

Many Iqaluit elders won’t get to attend an annual elders gathering that they usually attend, unless the Elders’ Qammaq can come up with $25,000.

Inuit elders from Nunavut and Nunavik organize a get-together every year to promote...

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Iqaluit August 14, 2017 - 11:45 am

Pass the cheese, please

Iqaluit club deals in edible gold

BETH BROWN

Sherry Shorthouse asks her customer, pre-purchase, if he knows he selected the garlic kind.

“Is it heavy garlic?” he asks.

“It’s just a nice hint,” she answers.

And the man buys two packs of cheese curds.

“Everybody loves curds,” Shorthouse said—especially jalapeno and garlic.

The Iqaluit...

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Nunavut August 14, 2017 - 11:38 am

Photo: A ship full of Canada sails around Baffin Island

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Nunavut August 14, 2017 - 11:35 am

Photo: The hills are alive

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Nunavut August 14, 2017 - 11:30 am

Photo: What a little moonlight can do

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Nunavut August 14, 2017 - 10:00 am

MMIWG inquiry prepares for first Nunavut community visit

“There are many ways to participate"

SARAH ROGERS

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women plans to travel to Rankin Inlet next week for its first community visit in Inuit Nunangat.

Earlier this summer, the federal inquiry announced a nine-community tour, the last stop scheduled for the Nunavut community in...

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Nunavik August 14, 2017 - 7:55 am

Nunavik mother pleads for information on teen’s death

"Why did this happen to our daughter?"

SARAH ROGERS

The mother of a teenage girl found dead in the Nunavik village of Inukjuak last month has urged community members to come forward with any information that might help find her daughter’s killer.

Bethany Nastapoka Epoo, 14, was found dead outside a home in the Hudson coast community on July 22....

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Iqaluit August 14, 2017 - 6:59 am

City to hire trained fitness instructors for Iqaluit aquatic centre

New staff to replace volunteer instructors who were let go

BETH BROWN

Paid fitness staff are on the City of Iqaluit’s hiring agenda, Iqaluit’s recreation director, Amy Elgersma, told members of the city’s recreation committee Aug. 11.

An upcoming competition to employ more fitness instructors at the Iqaluit aquatic centre comes after the city did not renew the......

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Nunavut August 11, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut Arctic College art student’s creations merit BMO award

Anne Qammaniq-Hellwig's headbands receive top Nunavut honour

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An Iqaluit art school student has won the Bank of Montreal BMO 1st Art award for Nunavut.

Anne Qammaniq-Hellwig, a student in the fine arts program at Nunavut Arctic College, was among the finalists from all territories and provinces who “vividly demonstrate the excellence and promise of Canada’s...

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Nunavik August 11, 2017 - 3:50 pm

Photo: Elisapie belts out the classics for Aqpik Jam

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Nunavut August 11, 2017 - 3:46 pm

Photo: Students on Ice enjoy epic tour of Prince Leopold Island

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Iqaluit August 11, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Photo: Master artist hammers out lessons

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