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News Headlines: Monday, August 14, 2017
Population outpaces growth of Inuktut
A new report from Statistics Canada stating there are more Inuktut speakers now than there were in 2011 might seem like good news - but those numbers are deceptive.
Climbing crime rate draws concern
Nunavut's crime rate climbed for the second consecutive year in 2016, according to Statistics Canada data released in July.
Leaders applaud Clyde River ruling
As Nunavut leaders applaud the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in favour of Clyde River and Jerry Natanine July 26, saying Inuit rights to deep consultation have been reaffirmed, the Clyde River Hunter and Trappers Organization is already asserting those rights.
Grudge against former MLA nets 18 months in jail
The owner of a taxi company in Cape Dorset who sabotaged the business of a former MLA and cabinet minister has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of probation.
Cultural centre taking shape
The $11-million Kenojuak Cultural Centre & Print Shop is starting to look something like the design drawings.
Chilling for a good cause
Nineteen dips in chilly water raised more than $2,000 for youth swimming pool programs and equipment at the end of July.
No limits to Clyde River woman's skills
When Igah Hainnu attended the Nunavut Arts Festival in Iqaluit in early July, she was there to teach how to make goose foot baskets.
Firefighters head to nationals
Firefighter Andrew Jr. Iqalukjuak of Clyde River was excited to be picked for a second time to compete at the National Aboriginal Firefighter Competition scheduled to take place Aug. 12.
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