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Nunavut elder and cultural activist Piita Irniq, far left, poses with a group of Canadians outside the Maison des Etudiants Canadiens in Paris, France this week, where the group built its very own inuksuk on the centre's grounds. The Maison des Etudiants Canadiens (House of Canadian Students) hosts Canadian students, researchers and artists working in France's capital city. The residence plans to officially unveil its new Inuit marker April 25. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PIITA IRNIQ)
Nunavut elder and cultural activist Piita Irniq, far left, poses with a group of Canadians outside the Maison des Etudiants Canadiens in Paris, France this week, where the group built its very own inuksuk on the centre's grounds. The Maison des Etudiants Canadiens (House of Canadian Students) hosts Canadian students, researchers and artists working in France's capital city. The residence plans to officially unveil its new Inuit marker April 25. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PIITA IRNIQ)
NEWS April 24, 2014 - 5:51 pm

Nunavut hamlet gets new playground, courtesy of CanNor

“This will be a great family gathering spot in the community"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Children and young people in Kugaaruk can look forward to some outdoor fun when the community installs new playground equipment this summer.

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency minister Leona Aglukkaq announced $100,000 in funding April 24 to help replace deteriorated playground...

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NEWS April 24, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Nunavut man gets time served for sex offence against minor

“Billy, what you did was very bad"

DAVID MURPHY

The Arviat man who faced two trials last week in relation to multiple alleged sex crimes against children is now free, after having served two-and-a-half years of pre-trial detention.

Justice Bonnie Tulloch found Billy Iblauk not guilty on one charge of sexual assault, but guilty on a second count...

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NEWS April 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm

U.S. agency aims to keep better tabs on Arctic weather, changing climate

NOAA will use data-collecting sensors on land, sea and sky

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The U.S. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration has announced a five-year-long project to help better understand and predict weather and changing climate in its Arctic region.

The initiative is part of NOAA’s newly-released Arctic action plan, a document that lays out how the agency plans...

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NEWS April 24, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Northern research must be directed, informed by northerners, Polar Commission says

New report highlights gaps in northern knowledge

LISA GREGOIRE

For northerners to cope with the escalating wave of economic, social and climactic changes, scientists and researchers must learn to cooperate more — with each other and with northern stakeholders — says a new report from the Canadian Polar Commission.

Based on interviews with more than 100...

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NEWS April 24, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Nunavut residents honoured for bravery and public service

"I thank all who put others before themselves"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Amaujaq Groves was only four years old in December 2007, when his baby sister started choking on her cereal in their Iqaluit home.

But the pre-schooler reacted with the wisdom of someone many times his age. Groves quickly stuck his finger in his sister’s mouth and pulled out the piece of food she...

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NEWS April 24, 2014 - 10:46 am

Iqaluit councillor quits five committee chairmanships

Kenny Bell calls for improved roads and waterfront development

PETER VARGA

Lashing out at what he called an absence of administrative support, Iqaluit city councillor Kenny Bell resigned from his chairmanships on five city committees at an April 22 meeting.

Mayor John Graham and seven fellow councillors accepted Bell’s resignations as chair of Iqaluit’s public safety...

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NEWS April 24, 2014 - 8:09 am

Revived Inuit Art Foundation eyes international audience

Foundation opens new Toronto headquarters

SARAH ROGERS

TORONTO — Artists across Inuit Nunangat say they continue to face challenges that include finding tools and space to create, as well as accessing markets to sell their work.

That’s what a 13-stop, 18-month-long consultation process led by the Inuit Art Foundation found, when staff and board...

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NEWS April 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Nunavut teachers charged for keeping booze in dry community

Teachers still working at Coral Harbour school

DAVID MURPHY

Three Coral Harbour teachers will face a judge later this month after being charged with unlawful possession of alcohol in the dry community.

Last February, the Sakku School teachers were charged under the Nunavut Liquor Act.

Possession of liquor is prohibited in Coral Harbour, a community of...

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NEWS April 23, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Faulty fuel truck in Taloyoak a nuisance, but not affecting flights

Week-long repairs could change cargo and baggage loads, Canadian North says

PETER VARGA

The First Air and Canadian North airlines each say trouble with a fuel dispenser at the Taloyoak airport has not affected their flight schedules to the community.

Airport authorities discovered trouble with the dispenser on the airport’s fuel truck April 11, and the Government of Nunavut issued a...

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NEWS April 23, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Nunavut’s Alianait hopes to become unique circumpolar festival

Community outreach, training and mentoring still part of strategic plan

LISA GREGOIRE

While it’s been an informal part of their mandate since 2007, the Alianait Arts Festival staff and board of directors want to put a new focus on circumpolar performers within a new five-year strategic plan released this week.

Executive Director Heather Daley said April 23 that they will continue...

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NEWS April 23, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Nunavut judge wants to finish Dejeager trial on week of May 26

Ruling on Crown's similar fact evidence application will have to wait

DAVID MURPHY

Justice Robert Kilpatrick is insisting that the trial of former Oblate missionary Eric Dejaeger be wrapped up, as scheduled, during the week of May 26.

The trial at the the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit is still in an adjournment — the third break in proceedings since it began five months...

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LETTERS April 23, 2014 - 9:11 am

Iqaluit thrift shop not an Anglican project

"I wish to clarify that we are not an Anglican church program"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I have noted in recent stories about the Anglican church that you have included the Iqaluit thrift shop as one of the church’s social development programs.

As a founding member of the Piviniit Society, I would like to correct your error.

The Piviniit Society was established in 2005 as a...

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NEWS April 23, 2014 - 8:08 am

Plight of homeless Montreal Inuit women often hidden from view

"Women are doing what they can to survive"

SARAH ROGERS

MONTREAL — Though homeless Inuit men outnumber homeless Inuit women in Montreal, it’s homeless women who may find themselves at greater risk, a Japanese researcher, Nobuhiro Kishigami, has found.

That’s no surprise to outreach worker Tina Pisuktie, who works with Inuit women out of Montreal’s Chez...

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NEWS April 22, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Nunavut women prepare to take their first steps of hope

“I will be sustained during the walk by memories of those who died too soon"

SARAH ROGERS

Veronica Tattuinee-Connelly couldn’t commit to the 200-kilometre trek, but she’s decided to become part of Women in Action anyway.

She recently organized a loonie-toonie sale that brought in $2,100, along with other donations she drew from businesses and organizations in her hometown of Rankin...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Ottawa should set aside Nunavut mining royalties to build housing

“This is not about devolution, this is simply the honour of the Crown”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I was driving to work this morning and saw Leona Aglukkaq on the road. I must say that she looked well. It was clear to me that her career as a federal minster is agreeing with her.

Leona’s presence also signalled to me that something important was going on this week in Iqaluit. I felt certain...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 3:49 pm

In memory of Alan McRae

Alan McRae: Feb. 12, 1956 — Feb. 16, 2014

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Alan McRae passed away suddenly on Feb. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife Napatchie, children Patrick, Kerri and Ningiurapik, grandchildren Alexander, Riley, Arthur, Jennifer, Robin, Maya, Caitlin, Isla, Loïc, Ariel and Cameron, and his older brothers Gordon and Ian.

Alan was an incredibly...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Nunavut commissioner withdraws from Steps of Hope walk

"It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write this letter ..."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write this letter to my many caring supporters, Women in Action, my rock, family and friends.

As the start date for the Women in Action—Steps of Hope 2014 draws nearer day by day, it is only fair that I inform you that I too have been forced to withdraw from...

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Eleven-year-old Benjamin Qaqqasiq of Iqaluit, who has been playing accordion since August 2013, rocked the stage April 19 at the Toonik Tyme closing ceremonies, when he played with with Simeonie Keenainak's band. (PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA QAQQASIQ)
Eleven-year-old Benjamin Qaqqasiq of Iqaluit, who has been playing accordion since August 2013, rocked the stage April 19 at the Toonik Tyme closing ceremonies, when he played with with Simeonie Keenainak's band. (PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA QAQQASIQ)

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