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Conservative Party votes to push for Northern Royalties

May 28/17 Photo courtesy of David Connelly Yellowknife resident David Connelly, a national vice president of the Conservative Party of Canada and the NWT's representative on the party's national council extends an invitation to new party leader Andrew Sheer to visit the territories. The handshake and offer came Sunday in Toronto, just hours after Scheer had won the party's leadership race.
August 25, 2018 - NWT

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) overwhelmingly voted in favour of a resolution that will see the party push for royalties from northern natural resources to stay in the North.

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Update: Luxury liner freed from rocks

August 25, 2018 - Kugaruuk

Two Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers were called to rescue a luxury cruise ship that ran aground outside of Kugaruuk, Aug. 24.

“We are in charge of the operation and passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe is floating free. The situation is stable. No pollution has been observed. Disembarkation of the passengers has commenced and no injuries are reported,” the coast guard tweeted early the next morning.

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Roller hockey introduced to Arviat youth

August 24, 2018 - Arviat

A new sport arrived in Arviat in a big way this past week.

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Ranger Ookookoo Quaraq has been protecting the land for 54 years

August 23, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Ookookoo Quaraq has never tired of search and rescue training exercises and teaching younger Rangers how to build iglus so they can survive on the land.

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LETTER: Iqaluit to host public meeting on polar co-management draft

August 23, 2018 - Kivalliq

From: Jason Akearok,

Executive director, NWMB

Dear editor,

Thank you for your article, dated Aug. 8, entitled Arviat polar bear slaughter sparks debate. We appreciate the relationship we have with journalists and thank you for sharing stories about wildlife.

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COLUMN: No increase in police – no answer to problem

August 23, 2018 - Kivalliq

Talk of reinstating a curfew in a number of Kivalliq communities has picked up steam lately due to the increase in vehicle thefts and senseless acts of vandalism across our region.

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Bringing home the beluga

August 23, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Hunters in pursuit of beluga boated to Southampton Island in early August and most got what they were looking for, according to Mayor Timoon Toonoo.

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Coral Harbour takes Calm Air Cup

August 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

In a wild game that saw both a monumental blunder and the breaking of one of competitive ball’s oldest never-do-that rules in extra innings, the Salliq Invaders (Coral Harbour) scored a pair of runs in their final at bat to defeat Rankin Inlet’s Kativik squad 15-14 and claim the 2018 Calm Air Cup mixed slo-pitch championship.

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Police arrest rifle-wielding Cape Dorset man following confrontation

August 22, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset RCMP have arrested a man who was allegedly brandishing a rifle near the airport on Aug. 21.

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Butt pickers unite!

August 22, 2018 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

Butt picking is a desirable activity in Hall Beach, at least when it rids the community of cigarette remnants.

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Feds deliver funding for entrepreneurs and education

August 22, 2018 - Iqaluit

Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi, in Iqaluit for a federal, provincial and territorial Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference, also made two separate funding announcements on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for CanNor Navdeep Bains.

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Sajjan raises flag, bestows honours

August 22, 2018 - Ikpiarjuk/Arctic Bay

Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan dropped in on Arctic Bay the morning of Aug. 15.

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Summer day camp a hit in Chesterfield Inlet

August 22, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

The summer day camp held at Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet went over well with both kids and parents alike.

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Rankin businessman honoured by scholarship

August 22, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The man whose name it bears was honoured by the Atuqtuarvik Corp.’s announcement of the creation of the John Hickes Business Scholarship in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.

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Is summer over already?

August 21, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

HALLOKKUGUT IKALUKTUUTIAMIT. NAMAINAKTUGUT. ANUGAINNAK NIPALUINNAKHUNILU. ILIHAKTUT NUTAKKAT UTIKMIYUT. NAGUYUK. INUIN KAYAKTULIKTUT AHIAMUN. TUKTUHIUKTUT QUANAA. IKALUKHIUKTUTLU AUDLAKHIMAYUT TUNIYUKHAT IKALUKAKVIKMUN. TINGMIANNUAK KYAKATTAKTUK ALIANAK TAUTUGIAMI. UMIAN TIKIKATTAKNIAKMIYUT. IILAA INUIN NAMAINNAKTUT. NAMAKLUHI. TAPKUAT AANNIAKTUT NAGUHITYAVUT. IHUMALUKPAALAAKHIMAITTUMIK. NAMAKLUHI. AKHUKPAKLUHILU ILAIYAKHIMAYUT. PIKPAGIYAUYUHI.

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Three elders honoured for lifetime devoted to performing arts

August 21, 2018 - Nunavut

At a public gathering the evening of Aug. 9, three elders received lifetime achievement awards from the Qaggiavuut Society for their outstanding contributions to the Nunavut performing arts.

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Gjoa Haven elder recalls learning her first pisiq

August 21, 2018 - Iqaluit

Miriam Aglukark learned the traditional song she brought to the pisiit course offered by Qaggiavuut at the request of elder Martha Qammukkaaq.

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Pisiit course teaches Inuit performers ancient language of songs

August 21, 2018 - Nunavut

Seven elders, each with a pisiq they carry within them, arrived in Iqaluit in early August to teach 32 students some of what they know about these songs of healing, hardship and journeys.

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Improving health through Inuit tradition

August 21, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Elder Gamailie Kilukishak says he remembers when Inuit culture and principles were the only way of life, when physical and mental health flourished as a result.

“We could use traditional ways of dealing with mental health and wellbeing in Nunavut,” Kilukishak says through interpreter Christine Ootova. “We used to counsel our people. There used to be an (Inuk) counsellor in our community… We survived on the land and so our health and wellbeing is always first priority.”

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The names and faces keep coming through Project Naming

August 20, 2018 - Nunavut/Ottawa

Morley Hanson has witnessed the connections Project Naming can make.

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Savikataaq makes cabinet changes

August 20, 2018 - Iqaluit

Premier Joe Savikataaq announced cabinet changes Monday morning affecting four ministers. 

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SPORTS TALK: I love sports – and Sig did as well

August 19, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’ve often told anyone who will listen that I love my job. I write about sports and get paid to do it. How bad can my life be?

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No way out: Silence, secrecy and underfunding hamper women’s safety

August 18, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut has the highest incidence of intimate partner violence compared to any other jurisdiction in the country.

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Teacher shortage could delay school year in six communities

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Classes could start later than expected for some students in six communities due to teacher shortages.

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Shipping companies blame extensive ice, Coast Guard for sealift delays

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Impassable sea ice in some Nunavut waters coupled with too few Coast Guard ships has led to sealift delays of up to three weeks this year, according to the heads of sealift companies serving Nunavut.

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COLUMN: Until we meet again

August 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

During my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to know two of Canada’s most noteworthy independent newspaper publishers – Jack (Sig) Sigvaldason of Northern News Services Ltd. fame and Jim MacNeill of the infamous Eastern Graphic of Eastern Prince Edward Island.

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Rankin slo-pitch competitive on national stage

August 17, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Team New Era of Rankin Inlet showed Nunavut can be quite competitive on the national stage with a strong showing at the annual SPN National Slo-Pitch Championship at St. John’s, N.L., from Aug. 2-6.

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Power plant break-in cuts Kugluktuk electricity

August 16, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Residents of Kuglukuk lost power on Aug. 13 following a break and enter into the community’s power plant, according to the RCMP.

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Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

August 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Natan Obed was re-elected president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) with a majority vote in Inuvik August 16.

“I’m very pleased. The confidence that Inuit have placed in me to be the National Inuit leader is something I take very seriously. I feel like I did this job to the best of my abilities in my first term, and wanted to continue the good work that we’re doing on things like suicide prevention, housing, education and language,” said Obed. “So to have that confidence in me from Inuit leadership means so much to me and I’m really excited for the next three years.”

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Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

August 16, 2018

Natan Obed will head the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for a second term, it’s just been announced in Inuvik where the organization is holding its annual general meeting.

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