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Dive team to hunt for Franklin shipwreck artifacts

September 5, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

A Parks Canada dive team will spend up to two weeks this month recovering artifacts from the Franklin shipwreck HMS Erebus, near Gjoa Haven.

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Festival by the Lake enjoys successful fourth year in Baker

September 5, 2018 - Baker Lake

The fourth annual Festival by the Lake continued the event’s rising popularity among community members and folks across the Kivalliq region in Baker Lake this past month.

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Polar bear shot as it swims into Gjoa Haven

September 5, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

A Gjoa Haven resident shot a young male polar bear that swam into the community on Aug. 28.

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Naujaat man mauled to death by polar bear

September 5, 2018 - Naujaat

One man is dead following the second deadly polar bear attack in the Kivalliq during the past two months.

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Operation Nanook gathers forces

September 4, 2018 - Iqaluit

When the call came from 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group headquarters in Yellowknife asking Moses Iqqaqsaq of Iglulik if he wanted to head out to a navy ship, the response was simple.

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Archeology project to dig into Kitikmeot Inuit history

September 4, 2018

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society and the University of Toronto have partnered on a new five-year archeological project.

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Rivals poke holes in Conservative mining royalties policy

September 4, 2018 - Nunavut

The Conservative Party is offering to let Nunavut keep all of its resource royalties, but political adversaries argue such a move wouldn’t provide a windfall for the territorial government.

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Investigators probe cruise ship incident

September 3, 2018 - Kugaaruk/Resolute

Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into what caused a 117-metre cruise ship to temporarily run aground near Kugaaruk on Aug. 24.

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SPORTS TALK: Careful what you say – your kids might pay for it in 30 years

September 1, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

If you’re going to criticize Donald Trump – and there are plenty of ways to do so because he makes it way, way too easy – make sure the image you’re using to accompany said criticism matches your argument.

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De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds’ Chidliak project

August 31, 2018 - Iqaluit

De Beers Canada has acquired Peregrine Diamonds and its core asset, the Chidliak project 120 kilometres north of Iqaluit. 

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CRA invests $6M in Northern tax centres

August 31, 2018 - Iqaluit

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says it will establish physical tax centres and reach out to improve its Northern services after a consultation found Northerners struggle to complete tax returns and fully access the benefits to which they are entitled.

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Rankin man shoots marauding polar bear

August 31, 2018

The Kivalliq came dangerously close to suffering yet another tragedy at the paws and jaws of a polar bear when a young female bear hanging around for most of the day began stalking Jon Powell as he tended his fish nets at Tent City in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 25.

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Rodeo time in Chesterfield Inlet

August 31, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Hordes of local kids came out to take part in the largest bike rodeo in recent memory in Chesterfield Inlet on Aug. 17.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Change of uniform following biggest loser

August 31, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan Gabe Karlik of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) had to take it on the chin and wear a Montreal Canadiens sweater in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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Reduce tourist interaction with polar bears, says president of Kivalliq Wildlife Board

August 30, 2018 - Kivalliq

Calls for increased polar bear kills are ramping up once again following a second fatal attack in the Kivalliq region in two months.

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Cam Bay sealift will be late, ice breaker en route

August 30, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Extensive ice in the Queen Maud Gulf  has left a Nunavut Sealink and Supply Inc. (NSSI) cargo ship anchored at the east end of the Bellot Strait for a few days this week.

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Search is on for long-term water supplies for Hall Beach and Iglulik

August 30, 2018 - Hall Beach/Iglulik

While Iqaluit’s low water supply has garnered a great deal of attention, researchers are trying to determine long-term water sources for Hall Beach and Iglulik.

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COLUMN: Female talent, not tokens, behind Leafs hires

August 30, 2018 - Kivalliq

With NHL teams slated to open their training camps during the next two weeks, love them or hate them, a large number of Kivalliq hockey fans have their eyes fixed on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Twenty years and counting at Co-op

August 30, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Kissarvik Co-op retail store manager Glenn Woodford was recognized for his 20 years of service to Arctic Co-operatives during a special ceremony for long-service awards held in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 17.

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Countdown underway for Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop

August 29, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the grand opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop, and Louisa Parr is at the centre of it all.

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Kivalliq youth find inspiration on High Arctic expedition

August 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

Seven Kivalliq youths were among the 130 high school and university students who joined educators from around the world on the 2018 Students on Ice expedition to western Greenland and Nunavut’s High Arctic from July 23 until Aug. 7.

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Welcome to fish camp

August 29, 2018 - Iglulik

A 10-minute drive across the island took several young men from Iglulik to a fishing camp Aug. 5-10.

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Naujaat Cadet program on the ropes

August 29, 2018 - Naujaat

The most successful cadet corps in Nunavut during the past few years appears to be in its death throes in Naujaat this month.

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Two Naujaat hunters rescued on island, another perishes after polar bear attack

August 28, 2018 - Naujaat

A major rescue effort brought two Naujaat hunters home safely today but a third hunter did not survive a polar bear attack.

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Should the GN form its own airline? Arctic Bay businessman says yes

August 28, 2018 - Arctic Bay/Iqaluit

While the Government of Nunavut is attempting to attract competitors through its Airline Procurement Strategy, Arctic Bay businessman Frank May is advocating that the GN should make flying a public service.

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Missing man found dead in Iqaluit

August 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

The RCMP has confirmed that a man missing in Iqaluit has died.

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Inuktitut and a slice of Inuit culture in the concrete jungle

August 27, 2018 - Toronto

Approximately 15 people took part in an Inuktitut workshop through the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Aug. 13-17.

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De Beers interest in Chidliak holds promise

August 27, 2018 - Iqaluit and Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern sees great potential for Inuit and the city if De Beers Canada’s purchase of the Childliak Project is approved later this month, among the benefits Inuit partnership in the mine and affordable energy for Iqaluit.

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Conservatives endorse full resource royalties for Northern territories

August 27, 2018 - Halifax

The Conservative Party of Canada is pledging to offer Canada’s three Northern territories 100 per cent of resource royalties if the Conservatives form the next government in the 2019 federal election.

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SPORTS TALK: The greatest first pitch ever thrown – and she’s a nun

August 25, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

It takes a special sort of dingus to pull this trick.

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