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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Map of Canada

Grade 7 students Mike Nanordluk, left, and Kelvin Mablik think about their answers for the Map Activity Station during a Giant Map of Canada Day at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

Students at Tuugaalik High School participated in Giant Map of Canada Day activities in Naujaat on Oct. 10.

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RCMP investigating homicide in Pond Inlet; suspect arrested

November 9, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

The RCMP have arrested a suspect as they investigate the killing of a 23-year-old man in Pond Inlet. 

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MLA reveals ‘cracks’ in mental health care system

November 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone spoke to the need for more coordination within mental health care services. On Nov. 7, Lightstone told of an incident shared with him by a constituent that “illustrates the cracks in our system” and left him “quite shocked.”

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UPDATED: One youth charged with arson in relation to Iqaluit NorthMart fire

November 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

One youth is charged with arson and disregard for human life Nov. 9 following the devastating NorthMart fire which saw a large portion of the store destroyed.

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MLAs slam plan to reduce Inuit hiring quota for new jail construction

November 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

A firestorm blew through the legislative assembly as the government faced the fury of MLAs concerned about the prospect of lowering Inuit employment ratios in the construction of Iqaluit’s new correctional centre.

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Battle over ‘deficient’ flooring delays Iglulik school opening

November 8, 2018 - Iglulik

There’s still no official opening date in sight for the new high school in Iglulik as the Government of Nunavut and the company that constructed the building fight over the condition of the flooring.

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Baffinland ships 5.1 million tonnes of ore from Mary River

November 8, 2018 - Mary River

Shipping season has officially closed at the Mary River mine.

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. announced Nov. 8 its plans to ship ore out from July 24 to October 17 were a success.

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Emergency response group rallies to ensure Iqaluit fire containment and food supply

November 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

Five firefighters began the job of containing the early-morning blaze that continued burning throughout the day at Iqaluit’s NorthMart warehouse.

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Return of Inuktitut rockers Northern Haze

November 8, 2018 - Iglulik

“I’m getting old.”

That’s what happens when 33 years pass between one album and the next.

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Blaze breaks out at Iqaluit Northmart

November 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

A fire broke out in the early hours at the Iqaluit Northmart location.

Firefighters continued to battle the blaze into the morning, with the City of Iqaluit coordinating efforts.

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Annie Petaulassie is Nunavut’s best stitcher

November 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

Online voters have chosen Annie Petaulassie as the territory’s best stitcher in a Nunavut News contest.

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A house of horrors

These two terrifying ghouls won't utter a sound at the fire department's haunted house before vanishing into the night in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 31, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 7, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Hundreds of kids continued the seven-year tradition of visiting the local fire department’s haunted house in Rankin Inlet on Halloween evening.

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KIA still plugging for cultural centres

Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president David Ningeongan displays plans for the Cultural Centre for Chesterfield Inlet at the KIA office in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 2, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 7, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

The Kivalliq Inuit Association’s (KIA) plans for a cultural centre in every Kivalliq community are still moving forward, but there are funding challenges to overcome.

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Inaugural Louie Kamookak medal awarded to Josephine Kamookak

November 7, 2018 - Ottawa

Josephine Kamookak, wife of the late Inuit historian and educator Louie Kamookak, accepted one of the first Louie Kamookak medals presented at a National Arts Centre ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 1.

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Kitikmeot airlift could be completed in a few weeks, says GNWT official

November 7, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The airlift of cargo into Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Paulatuk, NWT, is on pace to be complete in a few weeks, weather permitting.

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MLAs question empty staff units, minister replies with stock answer

November 7, 2018 - Nunavut

A persistent, unsolved problem has returned to the legislative assembly at this fall sitting: why do so many staff housing units across the territory remain vacant for years when families are in dire need of housing and live in overcrowded conditions?

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GN in dispute with feds over Manitoba Dene land claim

November 6, 2018 - Iqaluit

Some Nunavummiut are worried about the impact of a Manitoba Dene land claim that may extend into the Kivalliq region, MLA John Main said Monday, and Premier Joe Savikataaq admitted that the GN has little say in the matter currently.

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Two-way race for NTI vice-president

November 5, 2018 - Nunavut

Incumbent James Eetoolook has a single challenger for the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. vice-presidency: Peter Ohokannoak.

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Two rabid foxes detected in Iglulik

November 5, 2018

Two foxes caught in Iglulik have tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health says. 

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Premier orders review of GN harassment policies

November 5, 2018

Shortly before more concerns were raised Friday about harassment within GN workplaces, Premier Joe Savikataaq said he has instructed department staff to review the GN’s harassment policies to ensure they are adequate for women who have been victims of sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour.

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Miss Iglulik Angela Amarualik ready to release her debut album

Iglulik's Angela Amarualik will release her self-titled debut album in Iqaluit on Nov. 16. She wrote or co-wrote all seven of the tracks. Photo courtesy of Angela Amarualik.
November 4, 2018 - Iglulik

When Angela Amarualik became Miss Iglulik in a January pageant, she said she would use her platform to help promote healthy living for youth.

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EDITORIAL: Government toxicity will be hard to repair

November 4, 2018 - Nunavut

As we learn more about the removal of former housing minister Pat Angnakak from cabinet, we can see the mistakes she made that led to this situation.

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The movers of Goose camp

Taloyoak's Kokiak Peetooloot, left, and Jimmy Porter of Gjoa Haven are Sabina Gold and Silver employees working at the Goose camp, approximately 75 km southwest of Bathurst Inlet. Sabina provides training on various pieces of equipment and puts a great deal of emphasis on safety, Porter says. Photo courtesy of Sabina Gold & Silver.
November 4, 2018 - Kitikmeot

As Sabina Gold and Silver marches toward transforming its Back River gold project into the Kitikmeot’s second gold mine, Jimmy Porter and Kokiak Peetooloot are two of the people keeping things moving, literally.

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SPORTS CHECK: Coaches and officials wanted

November 3, 2018 - Nunavut

Iqaluit

Nunavut Speed Skating is looking for a few good people to help out with its coaching and officiating needs for this season.

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SPORTS TALK: A sad end to a great love story

November 3, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Two years ago, Leicester City Football Club was the toast of the sports world after putting the exclamation mark on one of the greatest sports fairy tales ever written. The little team that could, 5,000-to-1 long shots to win the English Premier League, hoisted the trophy that was usually reserved for the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut hosts sixth annual conference

Quentin Sala of Sanikiluaq goes over some notes during a breakout session as part of the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut's annual conference in Iqaluit on Oct. 20. Photo courtesy of Natalie Maerzluft.
November 3, 2018 - Iqaluit

Judging by the turnout this year, it would appear sport and recreation in Nunavut is pretty healthy.

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Missing Iqaluit girl found safe

November 2, 2018 - Iqaluit

A 12-year-old Iqaluit girl reported missing to police earlier today has been located safe and sound, RCMP stated late Friday afternoon.

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Aivilik MLA Netser acclaimed to Nunavut cabinet

November 2, 2018 - Nunavut

In a process that took no more than five minutes, Nunavut MLAs acclaimed Aivilik MLA Patterk Netser to cabinet Oct. 2.

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COLUMN: What Tootoo accomplished

November 2, 2018 - Kivalliq

Jordin Tootoo’s retirement announcement caught more than a few Nunavummiut off-guard earlier this month – mainly those who were still hoping against hope the rugged winger would somehow end up catching on with another NHL team for one more season in the show.

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Police searching for missing Iqaluit girl

November 2, 2018 - Iqaluit

Nunavut RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 12-year-old Iqaluit girl who never returned from trick or treating on Halloween. 

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