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Grizzly’s lungs inflated ‘like a balloon’

November 2, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Ken Taptuna held a grizzly bear’s trachea to his pursed lips and then blew into it, expanding the deceased animal’s five lung sacs.

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Legislative Briefs: Nunavut MLAs question ministers

November 1, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut’s legislative assembly is currently sitting for the fall session, from October 23 to November 8.

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IN MY VIEW: Taking matters personally

November 1, 2018 - Nunavut

by Harry Maksagak

When someone is referred to as taking matters into their own hand, they may have varying actions or reactions to this behaviour.

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Art camp in Rankin

Falisha Niakrok works carefully on a pencil sketch during a Kivalliq Inuit Art Camp held in Naujaat on June 29, 2017. NNSL file photo
November 1, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Kivalliq Art Camp will be held in Rankin Inlet from Nov. 5 to 13.

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Mid-century change of life for Pang man

November 1, 2018 - Iqaluit

Charlie Qumuatuq, wife Naomie, and their children aged three to 19 embarked on a new life chapter this year, moving from Pangnirtung to Iqaluit.

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Elders welcomed at Kenojuak Cultural Centre

Some happy elders gather around seal meat at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Cape Dorset on Oct. 26. Pictured, clockwise from foreground, Mayoriak Quvianaqtuliaq (in light green), Eliakimi Nungusuituq, Kumarjuk Papigatok, Ulaiggi Killiktee, Novalinga Kingwatsiaq, Neevee Tapaungai, Koperkoaluk Reynolds, Iqadluk Qatsiya, Sana Pudlat, Annie Pootoogook and Kanayuk Bell. Colin Gibson photo
November 1, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Elders gather around a seal carcass that they are cutting and tasting, and smiles appear on their faces as they chat.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Strong showing

Doris Bruce of Coral Harbour accepts a Special Recognition Award from Community and Government Services Minister Lorne Kusugak in Iqaluit on Oct. 22, 2018. Photo courtesy Camp;GS
November 1, 2018 - Kivalliq

The Kivalliq region put in a strong showing at the annual awards ceremony to recognize Nunavut’s best in sport.

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MLAs question empty staff units, minister replies with stock answer

October 31, 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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Chester woman beating diabetes

Dr. Ron Aspinall let Charlotte Kattegatsiak know she no longer suffered from diabetes after carefully watching her diet in Chesterfield Inlet in October of 2018. Photo courtesy Charlotte Kattegatsiak
October 31, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Charlotte Kattegatsiak was determined not to let her diet ruin her health when she tested positive for diabetes this past May in Chesterfield Inlet.

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Combining literacy and elders’ wisdom

October 31, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik brought in local elders during Literacy Week to choose winners of a school drawing contest based on poems by Inuit poets – The Joy of a Singer by Piuvkaq, and Netsilik Inuit and How Noisy They Seem by Alootook Ipellie.

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Nunavut’s cabinet censured, leadership forum for new cabinet member to be held Friday

October 31, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut MLAs moved Monday to censure cabinet, after Premier Joe Savikataaq took away Pat Angnakak’s cabinet portfolios for breaching cabinet confidentiality.

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Lieutenant Tootoo bids adieu

Capt. Erin McKinlay reads a certificate of accomplishment to outgoing 3019 RCACC Commanding Officer 2nd Lieut. Dorothy Tootoo, right, as incoming 3019 Commanding Officer Lieut. Matt Ayres looks on in a change-of-command ceremony in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 23, 2017. NNSL file photo
October 31, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Cadet Lieut. Dorothy Tootoo has another special memory of her years in the North to cherish after being presented with a defence commendation for her work with the 3019 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) in Rankin Inlet by Joint Task Force North Commanding Officer Brig. Gen. Patrick Carpentier in Iqaluit on Oct. 18.

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Rare squid found in seal’s stomach

October 31, 2018 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

A bearded seal contained a surprise for some Hall Beach hunters on Tuesday: there was a squid in its stomach. 

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Officers train for fire investigation in Rankin

Rankin firefighters Darren Makkigak, front, and Kelly Kabvitok put out a living-room fire during fire-investigation training in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 30, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Fire officers from across Nunavut descended upon Rankin Inlet for a six-day course on fire investigations from Oct. 22 to 26.

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EDITORIAL: GNWT barge blunder punishing for Kitikmeot

October 30, 2018 - Nunavut

Pity the poor folks in the Kitikmeot who will be dipping into their own pockets after the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Marine Transportation Services’ barges failed to reach their destination.

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Minister announces rise in diesel, jet fuel prices

October 30, 2018 - Iqaluit

The price of diesel and jet fuel is going up across Nunavut, the minister of Community and Government services announced Tuesday. 

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Young Apex chef hits the big time with char recipe

River McCluskey, 9, was one of 26 youth aged seven to 12 who won in the Kid Food Nation recipe contest. The weekend of Oct. 19 he and his healthy-cooking cohort were celebrated at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Photo courtesy Boys and Girls Club of Canada.
October 30, 2018 - Apex/Ottawa

Feted in Ottawa, River McCluskey returned to Apex this month with a crisp white apron, a white chef’s jacket, and a culinary tradition in the finest restaurants – a high white chef’s hat.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Kugluktuk voters choose to remove alcohol restrictions

October 30, 2018 - Nunavut

Kugluktuk

Existing limitations on alcohol in Kugluktuk will soon be gone.

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SPORTS CHECK: Communities set for battle in Nunavut

October 30, 2018 - Nunavut

Iqaluit

The first big futsal tournament of the new season is on the horizon and it’s happening in Iqaluit.

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Murder charge laid against Iglulik man

October 29, 2018 - Iglulik

A 43-year-old Iglulik man has been charged with one count of murder following the death of a woman in the community. 

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Barge company gives breaks on shipping following delivery complications

Stuart Rostant, left, and Amanda Doiron, seen in their CHOU Consulting office in Cambridge Bay, are among the Marine Transportation Services customers who have agreed to have their barge shipping costs waived next year as compensation for not receiving their materials this summer. photo courtesy of Stuart Rostant
October 29, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The sealift that turned into an airlift in the Kitikmeot remains a fluid situation with some customers choosing to be refunded for cargo that won’t be delivered this year or taking free shipping on next year’s barge.

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Fox warning issued in Iglulik

October 29, 2018 - Iglulik

Two foxes have been seen in Iglulik, prompting a warning from the government about possible health risks.

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Looking forward to Halloween

October 28, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

HALLU INUIN. NAMAINNAKTUGUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. TAKYUK KIKITTUK. INUIN AUDLALUGAKTUT AUDLATIIYUT.

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Game on in Rankin Inlet

Youth leader Stephane (Piqut) Nukapiak pushes his group of initiation players forward along the ice during the annual Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 14, 2018. Photo courtesy Rico Manitok
October 26, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Almost 200 minor hockey aged players got their new season off to a riveting start at the annual Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp in Rankin Inlet from Oct. 14 to 19.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Pulling the ace

October 26, 2018 - Kivalliq

Christal Kabluitok beat the odds in a big way when she pulled the Ace of Spades in the Chase the Ace draw at the Rankin Inlet arena this past Friday, Oct. 19.

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Baker Lake thrift shop now staffed by volunteers

Abluqta Society president Joseph Arnasungaaq and former Thrift Store manager Sharon Alerk display the original food bank donations the society received in May of 2018. Photo courtesy Erin Strachan
October 26, 2018 - Baker Lake

After store manager Sharon Alerk was let go from her job, the Abluqta Society in Baker Lake decided their recently opened thrift shop would be run by volunteers.

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COLUMN: A criticism of Nutrition North

October 26, 2018 - Kivalliq

To say I wasn’t the least bit surprised to learn that all five major Inuit organizations – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), the Inuvialuit Regional Corp., Makivik Corp. and the Nunatsiavut Government – had pulled out of the federal government’s Indigenous Working Group on food security this past April would be a major understatement.

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Time to review “very small” hunter compensation funds, Quassa says

October 26, 2018 - Iqaluit

Hunters in some Nunavut communities are losing their boats due to a lack of marine facilities, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa said in the legislative assembly on Wednesday.

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MLAs question premier’s handling of ministers

October 26, 2018 - Iqaluit

Two MLAs challenged Premier Joe Savikataaq Thursday to defend how he’s handled breaches of confidentiality within different departments.

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Bringing historic art into the digital era

This photo of Kaka Ashoona working on a carving, taken by Cape Dorset photographer Jimmy Manning, is one of many images and written records that will be entered into a digital archive over the next year. The Inuit Art Foundation is behind the initiative. Jimmy Manning photo
October 25, 2018 - Toronto

Thirty years worth of file boxes – thousands of them – have been accumulating all sorts of information and images at the Inuit Art Foundation’s office in Toronto.

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