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The landfill in Hall Beach required fencing for the hamlet to be in compliance with the Nunavut Water Board and have its water licence renewed. The do-it-yourself fence, in the absence of funds for purchasing and shipping new materials, was deemed inadequate by a federal inspector. - photo courtesy of Tracy Lane
Water and waste a huge task
Hamlet senior administrative officers at wit's end with requirements, aging infrastructure and a lack of money

When it comes to maintaining good water quality and waste disposal standards in Nunavut hamlets, the responsibility falls on the desk of one person, the senior administrative officer, with the threat of time in jail if something goes wrong. ARROW Continued

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Happenings around Nunavut

Cambridge Bay's Tanya Tagaq reacts with shock in Toronto Sept. 22 when it was announced her album titled Animism was selected as the winner of the $30,000 Polaris Prize by an 11-member jury of Canadian entertainment writers. Throatsinger uses prize-winning speech to promote sealskin and criticize activists
NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - After being announced as the winner of the $30,000 Polaris Prize for her album Animism, Cambridge Bay throatsinger Tanya Tagaq spoke from the heart after walking on stage to accept the award Sept. 22 in Toronto. The speech by the Inuk sparked conversations across the globe after she said as a sidenote, “People should eat and wear seal as much as possible,” holding up her sealskin bracelets.

Simeonie Aqpik was set to receive the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal about 18 months ago but never received it or was honoured at a ceremony. His daughter is hoping her father will get the recognition he deserves. Elder's honour lost in shuffle
NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - He was honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee award for "deep knowledge of Inuit ways, contributions to heritage and history," but a year-and-a-half after the program ended, Kimmirut elder Simeonie Aqpik still hasn't received the medal.

Iqaluit Huskies player Jaymi Kakee, left, battles for the ball against Cape Dorset Predators player Ian Qaumagiuq in a futsal tournament in Iqaluit last October

Discovering futsal
NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - A familiar sport with some new tweaks made its debut in Iqaluit this past weekend. The Nunavut Soccer Association hosted the inaugural futsal tournament in Nunavut that introduced soccer players to a new style of the game. Futsal is a sport with very close relations to soccer, although with variations in setting and rules.

The 31,700 tonne Nunavik is sailing the Northern Passage from Deception Bay to Bayuquan, China with a load of nickel concentrate from Nunavik nickel project.  The route will shave 9,400 kilometres off the usual route through the Panama Canal, and will be the first fully Canadian, unescorted commercial traverse of the route.

Fednav to navigate Northwest Passage with ore
NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Canadian Arctic shipping company Fednav will be the first Canadian commercial vessel to make an unescorted traverse of the Northwest Passage. The MV Nunavik departed Deception Bay, Nunavik on Sept. 19 with a full load of nickel concentrate from the Chinese-owned Canadian Royalties mine in northern Quebec.

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