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Kugluktuk care home delays could doom project

November 30, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Time may be running out on the Hamlet of Kugluktuk’s efforts to build a 24-bed continuing care centre.

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COLUMN: Performing arts hold plenty of potential

November 30, 2018 - Kivalliq

If we may step outside the traditional boundaries for a moment, one thing that has always somewhat befuddled me during the past two decades is why we don’t see more of a push for the performing arts in our region.

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Iqaluit council passes $66 million budget for 2019

November 30, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit city council passed a 2019 budget of more than $66 million, with $23 million set aside for operations and more than $43 million in capital spending.

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Students enjoy special morning thanks to school benefactor

Teacher Rosalie Sammurtok, from left, and kindergarten students Felicia Makpah, Aaquaq Tanuyak and Kadluk Aggark are ready to enjoy an awesome breakfast thanks to Austrailian (Uncle) Bob Carveth at Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet on Nov. 19, 2018. Photo courtesy Glen Brocklebank
November 29, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Just mention the name Uncle Bob at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet and you’re sure to be met with a sea of smiling faces, and maybe even have your picture taken with genuine kangaroo fur or be greeted by a little robot.

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Inuit, Western science far apart on polar bear issues

Two bear-attack deaths in the Kivalliq during the summer of 2018 were the first recorded in Nunavut during the past 18 years. NNSL file photo
November 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

Science and traditional Inuit knowledge are at loggerheads once again following the release of a draft management plan for polar bears by the Government of Nunavut (GN) during public consultations in Iqaluit earlier this month.

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Superboard unifies Inuit organizations

November 28, 2018

Ottawa/NWT/Nunavut
An amalgam of Inuit organizations was formed tonight to get better contracting deals with the federal government.

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Iqaluit councillor suggests curfew for city youth

November 28, 2018 - Iqaluit

Arson took its toll on Iqaluit this year, and following RCMP Staff Sgt. Garfield Elliott’s report to Iqaluit city council Nov. 27, Coun. Jason Rochon introduced the idea of imposing a curfew for the capital’s youth.

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The challenge of space

Student Kendra Kringayark tests out her project while teacher Gregg Durrant, back, and principal Aubrey Bolt measure the distance reached during the Acura STEM Challenge at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Nov. 16, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 28, 2018 - Naujaat

Students had the chance to explore a little space during Actua’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Challenge at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Nov. 16.

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Meeting warns about declining herd numbers

Connor Faulkner of Rankin Inlet, left, and Brandon Leost of Winnipeg are environmental science students at the University of Manitoba who attended the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caqribou Management Board meetings in Winnipeg in November of 2018. Photo courtesy BQCMB
November 28, 2018 - Winnipeg/Rankin Inlet

Environmental studies student Connor Faulkner of Rankin Inlet recognizes a good opportunity when he sees one.

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Ice research resumes in Gjoa Haven

November 27, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Researchers examining changes to ice and snow in and around Gjoa Haven were back in the community last week for the second year of a five-year study, according to James Qitsualik, president of the Gjoa Haven Hunters and Trappers Association.

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IN MY VIEW: The definition of addiction

In My View with Harry Maksagak
November 26, 2018

This is a definition from one of the dictionaries: addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences; a powerful statement describing many.

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EDITORIAL: Build on successes in fight against addiction

November 26, 2018

With the legalization of cannabis and the passage of the first full year of Iqaluit’s beer and wine store, 2018 has seen some major developments in the efforts to battle addiction in Nunavut.

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Qaujigiartiit and Qaggiavuut partner to offer tools for healthy relationships

November 26, 2018 - Iqaluit

Providing youth creative tools to express their identities and develop healthy relationships is at the heart of Timiga, Ikumajuq (My Body, Light Within), a joint project between Qaggiavuut and Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre.

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Mayor renews plea for mental health and addictions support

November 26, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

There will be devastating consequences if Gjoa Haven doesn’t get additional support for mental health and addictions, Mayor Joanni Sallerina has twice cautioned the GN.

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Judges dismiss Dejaeger appeal on 24 convictions, sentencing for child sex crimes in Iglulik

November 26, 2018 - Iqaluit

An appeal by defrocked oblate priest Eric Dejaeger – convicted of 24 counts related to sex crimes against Inuit children and youth between four and 20 years of age during his time in Iglulik between 1978 and 1982 – is dismissed.

Judges also dismissed his appeal of the resulting 19-year sentence.

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Cambridge Bay duo top divisions at Golden Bear Takedown Wrestling Tournament

November 26, 2018 - Edmonton

It’s worth the trip to Edmonton … if you’re a wrestler from Cambridge Bay.

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Cambridge Bay ex-smoker reveals how she finally quit cigarettes

November 26, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Seventy-four per cent of Nunavummiut ages 16 and up identified as smokers in 2016. Helen Koaha was not among them, but she used to be.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Hockey gear and NHLers

Wayne Babych and his brother, David, are scheduled to bring their hockey school to Naujaat on Nov. 26, 2018. Photo coutesy Past All-Stars
November 23, 2018 - Kivalliq

It’s an exciting month for young hockey players in Naujaat.

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Rankin plans community complex

November 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet hamlet council held a special meeting to discuss plans for a new community complex on Nov. 15.

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Fire chief for a day

Ava Kolola, from left, Owen Tutumiratuq, Tuugaaq Connelly, Theo Clark and Robert Richardson had their drawings selected and were fire chiefs for a day in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt
November 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Five students had their drawings selected during Fire Prevention Week to enjoy being fire chief for a day in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 15.

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COLUMN: Bad news lurks in rosy forecast

November 23, 2018 - Kivalliq

Now don’t get me wrong, we have success stories and each of those people should be darn proud of their accomplishments.

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CAT bulldozer crashes through ice in Rankin

Hamlet vehicles block the road as two front-end loaders arrive to try and pull out a hamlet CAT bulldozer that crashed through the ice on Williamson Lake in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 15, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A hamlet CAT D6T bulldozer was successfully pulled from the water after it crashed through the ice on Williamson Lake on Nov. 15.

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Feds fund tourism in the Kivalliq

Federal Tourism Minister Mélanie Joly joins local Co-op director Steve Fredlund, left, and Mayor Robert Janes during a press conference to announce CanNor funding to three Kivalliq communities in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 15, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The federal government announced $786,000 in funding to aid four Kivalliq projects in Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet and Whale Cove on Nov. 15.

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Indigenous governments crafting stronger mining agreements through land claims

November 23, 2018 - Nunavut/NWT

Looking at mineral claims and mining maps for the NWT and Nunavut, staking and development permit icons criss-cross the vast expanses of both territories.

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In-territory addictions and trauma treatment one step closer to reality

November 22, 2018 - Nunavut

The pieces are coming together for comprehensive in-territory addictions and trauma treatment with the completion of a report outlining a preferred way forward, including a proposed budget of $102.5 million over five years.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Youth politics, good news for Nunavut early education, and a performance course

November 22, 2018 - Nunavut

Youth tackle politics

Nunavut

Every two years, youth from across the territory are given the opportunity to participate in the territorial parliamentary process.

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Ilisaqsivik’s mobile trauma team seeks out addictions training

November 22, 2018 - Kangiqtugaapik/Clyde River

When asked in which area they would like to deepen their knowledge, counsellors with Ilisaqsivik’s mobile trauma response team chose addictions, as well as self-care. 

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Iqaluit NorthMart employee complains to WSCC over post-fire air quality

November 22, 2018 - Iqaluit

When the Iqaluit NorthMart reopened its doors to shoppers Saturday, Nov. 17 after a fire decimated its neighbouring warehouse, Iqalungmiut were shocked by the overpowering smell of smoke in the store and sooty residue evident on the general merchandise, which was on sale at 50 per cent off.

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Kenojuak Ashevak print fetches Canadian record $216,000

November 21, 2018 - Toronto

A Kenojuak Ashevak stonecut print titled The Enchanted Owl set a new benchmark for prints at a Canadian auction when it commanded $216,000 in Toronto on Tuesday evening.

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Agnico Eagle puts pieces in place for next Kivalliq mines

November 21, 2018 - Kivalliq

Construction budgets peaked in 2018 for Meliadine and Amaruq, Agnico Eagle’s next two Kivalliq gold mines.

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