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CIRQINIQ, the popular Kuujjuaq-based circus troop, delivered a spooktacular Halloween-themed zombie circus show Oct. 30 in the Jaanimmarik School gym in Kuujjuaq. The show included a breathtaking mix of acrobatics, juggling, tumbling, plate-spinning and feats of balance and strength. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)
CIRQINIQ, the popular Kuujjuaq-based circus troop, delivered a spooktacular Halloween-themed zombie circus show Oct. 30 in the Jaanimmarik School gym in Kuujjuaq. The show included a breathtaking mix of acrobatics, juggling, tumbling, plate-spinning and feats of balance and strength. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)
NEWS October 31, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Iqaluit man faces 22 charges in relation to downtown break-ins

Man, 21, charged with break and enter, mischief and theft over $5,000

SARAH ROGERS

An Iqaluit man faces 22 charges in relation to a string of break-ins in Iqaluit’s downtown core earlier this month.

Josephie Ipelee, 21, appeared in Nunavut court in Iqaluit Oct. 30, facing charges of break and enter, mischief and theft over $5,000 related to four separate incidents.

The first in...

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NEWS October 31, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Nunavut MLA will do double duty to cover vacant Uqqummiut seat

Joe Enook says he's honoured to represent Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq

LISA GREGOIRE

Joe Enook, the MLA for Tununiq, is, for the time being, also the MLA for Uqqummiut, he told fellow members of the Nunavut Legislature Oct. 31.

Enook said in his member’s statement that the Hamlet of Qikiqtarjuaq recently passed a motion asking that he represent their community in the legislature...

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NEWS October 31, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Growing Nunavut community struggling with water supply

“If someone can’t get water then it could be a health issue," says Joe Savikataaq

THOMAS ROHNER

The Kivalliq community of Arviat might be surrounded by the waters of Hudson Bay on three sides, but residents aren’t getting drinking water to their homes quick enough, Arviat South MLA Joe Savikataaq told Nunavut’s legislative assembly last week.

That’s because the community’s water trucks only...

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NEWS October 31, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Nunavut moves on 258 new public housing units

But territory still short well over 3,000 homes

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut Housing Corp. has tendered all 213 housing units flagged under its 2015-16 capital plan, the legislative assembly heard this week.

While the agency’s capital funding remains the same as last year — its budget sits at $34,362,000 — George Kuksuk, the minister responsible for the NHC,...

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NEWS October 31, 2014 - 9:22 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Oct. 31

The Garden of Eden

JOHN AMAGOALIK

There are so many pressing problems facing the human race in this finite little place floating in the enormous expanse of the universe.

If things go wrong in this beautiful blue planet in our cold and dark solar system, we can’t pack up and move to the next planet.  For now, this is the only...

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NEWS October 31, 2014 - 8:35 am

Suspended Nunavut RCMP officer faces six months probation for firearm charge

Ian Kaulback now enrolled in out-of-territory training program

SARAH ROGERS

A suspended RCMP constable who was living in Nunavut was given a conditional discharge related to June firearm incident at his home in Arviat.

Cst. Ian Kaulback, already facing previous charges of child luring over the internet, was charged this past summer with one count of careless storage of a...

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NEWS October 31, 2014 - 7:12 am

Nunavut MLA wants answers on Baffin caribou decline

Multi-stakeholder meetings scheduled for next week in Iqaluit

THOMAS ROHNER

Recent surveys on the declining Baffin caribou population clearly demonstrate a need for new management measures, South Baffin MLA David Joanasie said in the Nunavut legislature Oct. 24.

And while the Government of Nunavut might not have a plan yet, stakeholders in the Baffin region will get a...

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NEWS October 31, 2014 - 5:52 am

Another Nunavut MLA calls for increase to polar bear quota

Aivilik MLA Steve Mapsalak says too many polar bears means fewer caribou

THOMAS ROHNER

Communities in Nunavut’s Aivilik riding, Repulse Bay and Coral Harbour, are inundated by too many polar bears, but scientists don’t believe their traditional knowledge — Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit — when it comes to managing polar bears, MLA Steve Mapsalak told the legislative assembly in...

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NEWS October 30, 2014 - 3:24 pm

GN releases new guide to the human body, in Inuktut

“During times of stress, it is common for patients to revert to their first language"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage has released its first Inuktut-language glossary of human anatomy, the department’s minister, Paul Okalik, announced Oct. 29.

The illustrated glossary, which identifies more than 400 terms referring to the human body, will help improve communication...

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NEWS October 30, 2014 - 2:13 pm

In Nunavut, Nunavik, keep safe and have fun on Halloween

Tricks and treats for all on Oct. 31

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Communities in Nunavut and Nunavik are gearing up for the spookiest, sweetest day of year.

Halloween festivities will occur in communities across the North and little trick-or-treaters on the prowl for candy will hit the streets — in most places, anyway.

In Arviat this year, hamlet officials have...

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NEWS October 30, 2014 - 11:01 am

Nunavik modular construction project seeks partner

Project would produce Nunavik-built storage sheds, cabinetry, furniture and housing panels

JANE GEORGE

Here’s a housing-related project just waiting to spring into action.

The Kativik Regional Government has earmarked $750,000 in seed money from its 2014 budget for a Nunavik-based modular housing project.

But there’s the trick: this money will only remain available until the end of March...

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NEWS October 30, 2014 - 9:34 am

Housing crisis in Gjoa Haven “disturbing,” Nunavut MLA says

Akoak invites housing minister to visit community

THOMAS ROHNER

Gjoa Haven MLA Tony Akoak spent part of this past summer conducting an informal survey in his community on overcrowded living conditions, the MLA said in the legislature in Iqaluit Oct. 29.

“The results were very disturbing,” Akoak said in a member’s statement.

Akoak shared some of the results...

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NEWS October 30, 2014 - 8:46 am

Iqaluit council agrees to increase basic taxi fare to $7

New fare likely to take effect early December, after third reading

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit City Council took a first step to increase the basic taxi fare to $7 per ride, Oct. 28.

The $1 increase could take hold as early as December, after it passes three readings in council.

Fares for seniors and children under 10 will not change, councillors said.

Elders would continue paying...

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Happy Halloween everyone! Nunavummiut children will be out on the roads trick-or-treating tonight so be extra careful. Several Nunavut MLAs took the time to wish everyone an enjoyable evening including Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes who pointed out the roads of Iqaluit are slick from rain and wet snow which makes it extra dangerous for drivers, and young children in costume. Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt said though he won't be home tonight, he wished everyone in Sanikiluaq a safe and happy night of spooks and candy. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)
Happy Halloween everyone! Nunavummiut children will be out on the roads trick-or-treating tonight so be extra careful. Several Nunavut MLAs took the time to wish everyone an enjoyable evening including Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes who pointed out the roads of Iqaluit are slick from rain and wet snow which makes it extra dangerous for drivers, and young children in costume. Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt said though he won't be home tonight, he wished everyone in Sanikiluaq a safe and happy night of spooks and candy. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)

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