Justice Neil Sharkey did not impose a life-time firearm ban on Elee Geetah. - photo courtesy Nunavut Court of Justice
Fifteen years for shooting brotherJudge denounces 'increasing, and disturbing, incidence of firearm crime in Nunavut'
Northern News Services
The sentencing decision for Elee Geetah, 23, of Cape Dorset, in custody since the fatal shooting of his brother in 2010, was released March 20.
Justice Neil Sharkey imposed a 15-year sentence, minus six years and three months for time served. Sharkey had previously informed the community of his decision.
Council puts brakes on tax hike NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - It was back to the drawing board this weekend as Iqaluit city councillors forced themselves to review their 2015-16 mill rates, which were criticized by city businesses and homeowners alike. Council voted March 10 against the first reading of a bylaw that would allow a mill rate increase to go ahead.
"It was honestly a surprise for me," said deputy mayor Romeyn Stevenson.
Uranium decision expected in April NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - By all accounts, the Nunavut Impact Review Board's final public hearing over 10 days in Baker Lake on Areva Resources Canada Inc.'s final environmental impact statement for the Kiggavik project were productive and satisfactory.
Despite a motion to suspend the hearing on its first day, March 3, Baker Lake Hunters and Trappers Organization chairperson Richard Aksawnee says the hearing was good.
Playing volleyball with the best NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Iqaluit has been fortunate to have had several notable sports people pay the city a visit and that trend continued earlier this month.
Dustin Schneider, who is a setter with the Canadian men's national volleyball team and professional player in Europe, was in the capital earlier this month for a week-long trip to both play in the Canadian North Open Tournament from March 13 and 14 and impart some of his knowledge on the city's schoolchildren.
Printmaker puts life on paper NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Iglulik printmaker Germaine Arnaktauyok has made a name for herself as an internationally recognized artist over the years and led a charmed and interesting life in the process. At 69 years old, she's putting her story onto paper – not through art, but through words. In her soon to be released autobiography My Name is Arnaktauyok, the printmaker shows off a different side of herself by delving into the details of her personal life and the way it has impacted her creatively.