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Arctic Bay throatsingers Ashley Taqtu and Molly Oyukuluk perform for a group of visitors who came ashore in North Baffin on zodiac Aug. 29 from their Quark Expedition cruise ship the Sea Explorer 1. Arctic Bay elder Kigutikajuk Shappa greeted guests wearing a traditional north Baffin amautik and then guests were treated to several cultural performances including a drum dance by Tommy Tatatuapik. (PHOTO BY CLARE KINES)
Arctic Bay throatsingers Ashley Taqtu and Molly Oyukuluk perform for a group of visitors who came ashore in North Baffin on zodiac Aug. 29 from their Quark Expedition cruise ship the Sea Explorer 1. Arctic Bay elder Kigutikajuk Shappa greeted guests wearing a traditional north Baffin amautik and then guests were treated to several cultural performances including a drum dance by Tommy Tatatuapik. (PHOTO BY CLARE KINES)
NEWS September 01, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Attention Nunavut students: NWMB scholarships now available

Jim Noble scholarships worth $5,000 each for two wildlife management students

THOMAS ROHNER

If you’re interested in studying wildlife management, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board has some good news for you.

The board will award the first-ever Jim Noble NWMB Scholarship, worth $5,000 each, to two Nunavut students who are currently studying, or about to start studying, wildlife...

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NEWS September 01, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Nunavut murder suspect appears in court

Pablo Kappi charged with second degree murder of Joseph Patterk

SARAH ROGERS

The July death of a Rankin Inlet man is Nunavut’s first homicide case of 2015 to make it to a courtroom.

Pablo Kappi, 25, is charged with the second-degree murder of Joseph Patterk, 26, following an early morning incident in Rankin Inlet that left Patterk in “medical distress.”

He later died from...

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NEWS September 01, 2015 - 10:30 am

Nunavut sets new plan, zones, quotas for muskox hunt

"This regime reflects current harvesting practices in Nunavut"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

New quotas for the muskox hunt come into effect throughout Nunavut Sept. 1 — and the Nunavut region that will still see the largest quota for muskox remains the Kitikmeot region, with more than 600 muskox allotted to the western Nunavut areas of Victoria Island, Kugluktuk and the mainland.

The...

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NEWS September 01, 2015 - 8:05 am

Housing model goes on trial in Nunavik community

Units designed to withstand cold and offer more space to tenants

SARAH ROGERS

Quebec’s social housing agency has teamed up with Makivik Corp. and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau to unveil a new housing model that it says is better suited to the North.

The Société d’habitation du Québec has been working on the project since 2012, when regional organizations held a...

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NEWS September 01, 2015 - 7:00 am

Nunavut mayor says seismic impact research is welcome to Inuit

“It gives us answers; it gives us an ability to judge whether we can live with this"

LISA GREGOIRE

The mayor of Clyde River says some of what he’s been reading in a recent Greenpeace-commissioned report on seismic blasting and other human-made impacts on whales reflects what Inuit have been observing for years.

And Jerry Natanine said Aug. 27 he wishes the people who held community information...

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Your online Nunatsiaq News favourites between Aug. 23 and Aug. 30

Thousands followed the tragic story of a family in Pond Inlet and the efforts to help

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

By far, a story about a tent fire near Pond Inlet that led to the deaths of four members of a young family, and gave rise to fundraising effort was the most read of our top five stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between Aug. 23 and Aug. 30.

According to Google Analytics, which provides information...

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Obama uses precedent-setting Arctic tour to talk climate change

U.S. president to visit Inupiat community of Kotzebue, Yup'ik community of Dillingham

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

United States President Barack Obama will use his three-day visit to Alaska, which starts on the afternoon of Aug. 31, to observe the effects of climate change first-hand and meet with leaders from 19 countries to talk about ways of responding to climate change

In doing so, he’ll become the first...

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Nunavut elder found dead near his community

Hunter, 76, died of natural causes, coroner says

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Simon Twyee, 76, of Rankin Inlet was found dead on the land Aug. 29, ending a search and rescue effort that began last week.

Padma Suramala, Nunavut’s chief coroner, said Aug. 31 “no foul play” is suspected and that the elder died “due to his natural disease process.”

Twyee had gone out hunting...

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 11:50 am

Yellowknife RCMP issue warning, re-arrest violent Nunavut offender

Jonah Keyuajuk: "a violent sexual offender who poses a risk of significant harm to the public"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A Pangnirtung man, 44, released from jail Aug. 26 in Yellowknife was back again behind bars Aug. 28 in the Northwest Territories’ capital.

That’s after the RCMP in Yellowknife sent out an exceptional warning to the public saying that Jonah Keyuajuk had violated terms of his bail and that he was...

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 10:45 am

Police ask for public’s help identifying armed Iqaluit taxi robber

Hooded man tried to rob Iqaluit cabbie

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut police are investigating the attempted robbery of an Iqaluit taxi driver, the RCMP said in an Aug. 31 release.

Police in Nunavut’s capital responded to a call about an armed robbery late Aug. 27.

The RCMP said a male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt hailed a taxi near the Arctic Hotel...

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 9:45 am

Review board says Mary River changes need public review

Baffinland must now submit addition to current environmental impact statement

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut Impact Review Board has recommended to Ottawa that the terms and conditions of Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.‘s Mary River project certificate be reconsidered in light of significant amendments proposed by the mining company.

This perhaps comes as no surprise considering the extent to...

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 8:00 am

Abandoned Nunavut mine site to be studied for contaminants

Academics teaming up with HTO to study soil, animals near old Nanisivik mine

THOMAS ROHNER

Has the long-defunct Nanisivik zinc and lead mine, about 20 kilometres outside the north Baffin community of Arctic Bay, left a legacy of contaminants behind?

That’s the question researchers will attempt to answer in a project given the green light Aug. 17 by the Nunavut Impact Review Board....

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NEWS August 31, 2015 - 7:00 am

Aglukkaq: respect Nunavut board’s Areva recommendation

Mid-campaign statement suggests Ottawa won’t reject NIRB’s advice

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut Impact Review Board’s recommendation to deny approval of Areva Canada’s Kiggavik uranium project should be “respected,” Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq said in a written statement Aug. 28.

“There is a lot of discussion on the proposed Kiggavik uranium project and I want to assure...

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The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services launched its new logo this week. The image, designed by Ivujivik-based graphic artist Thomassie Mangiok, is meant to reflect
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services launched its new logo this week. The image, designed by Ivujivik-based graphic artist Thomassie Mangiok, is meant to reflect "connectivity and togetherness," said the health board Sept. 1, and "working towards strengthening the well-being of Nunavimmiut." The logo's unveiling took place in Kuujjuaq Aug. 31 during a visit from Quebec's health minister Dr. Gaétan Barrette, who is touring the region this week. (IMAGE COURTESY OF NRBHSS)

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