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A joyous parade in Cape Dorset

August 16, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of Embassy of Imagination programming brought about imaginative flair from the scores of youth who participated in the Quviana parade in Cape Dorset on August 4. The artistic and cultural lessons culminated in the parade, which is named for the Inuktitut word for “fun” or “joyous.”

Teresa Kellypalik dazzles in a white feathered costume.
Alison Boyce photo
In what could be a scene from the Northern version of the ballet Swan Lake – although they’re geese in this case – Samantha Noolook, left, Jeanine Manning, and Teresa Kellypalik take their place in Cape Dorset’s Quviana parade.
Alison Boyce photo
Annie Oshutsiaq combines fur and red feathers for her outfit, and she has a little assistance from a four-legged friend.
Alison Boyce photo
The yellow safety vest makes this bear character look like he’s all business, but Iola Lampron’s dance moves signal plenty of fun.
Alison Boyce photo
Christine Adamie holds the head of a costume that resembles a Chinese dragon, but in this instance it was a wolf.
Alison Boyce photo
Scores of youth march through the streets of Cape Dorset during the Quviana parade on Aug. 4. The event marked the end of three months of Embassy of Imagination programming for young members of the community.
Photo courtesy of Alexa Hatanaka/Embassy of Imagination
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AROUND KIVALLIQ: New scholarships created

August 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet


The Atuqtuarvik Corp. announced the creation of the John Hickes Business Scholarship in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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Turaarvik Inns North gets total makeover in Rankin Inlet

August 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Turaarvik Inns North is undergoing a massive overhaul in Rankin Inlet this month.

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Family fun in Rankin

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

If all goes according to plan, there will be at least five Kivalliq hamlets celebrating Family Fun Day by the end of this summer.

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Rankin first responders train to be the best

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Members of the rescue and ambulance crews of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department were especially thankful for the extensive training they receive during an incredibly busy weekend in Rankin from Aug. 3-5.

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Late sealift, teaching vacancies pose challenges for new Cape Dorset school

August 14, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Excitement has been growing for Cape Dorset’s new high school, but the school’s opening date has been thrown into question due to the late arrival of sealift.

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All-terrain vehicle accident kills two men

August 13, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Two men died when an all-terrain vehicle overturned on Aug. 11 on the outskirts of Gjoa Haven, according to RCMP.

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Huge char tip the scales and stretch measuring tapes at Nunavut derbies

August 13, 2018 - Nunavut

Fishing derbies took place in several Nunavut communities during the first week of August, and top competitors reeled in big prize money.

In Kugluktuk, some large char were pulled from the water. The heaviest specimen was 31.8 lb., which earned Jorgen Anablak $2,000.

Norman Kadlun equalled that weight in the cod category.

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Junior Rangers get out on the land

August 13, 2018 - Taloyoak

Junior Canadian Rangers from Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk and Resolute Bay recently joined their counterparts in Taloyoak for an enhanced training session.

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Baffinland production increase proposal low on info

August 13, 2018 - Mary River

Lack of information is the message most commenters noted in their submissions to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation’s production increase proposal for its Mary River Iron Mine. The deadline was July 26.

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Gearing up for back to school

August 13, 2018

Hello from Cambridge Bay.

The summer is flying by very fast. Everyone is busy and the weather is different this year.

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SPORTS TALK: Goodbye to Stan Mikita – one of the best ever

August 12, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure.

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Iqalungmiut don’t like changes to water and sewer bylaw

August 12, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqalungmiut don’t like the draft amendments to the City of Iqaluit’s water and sewer bylaw, the city heard at a public consultation the evening of Aug. 9.

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Arviat hosts roller hockey camp

August 11, 2018 - Arviat

Roller hockey is coming to Arviat and Michael Hunt knows the community will love it.

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No way out: Women fleeing violence – a life-threatening cycle

August 11, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut has the highest incidence of intimate partner violence compared to any other jurisdiction in the country. Shelter use, per capita, is also the highest in the country. At the heart of this territory’s housing crisis lies an even more dangerous crisis: without second-stage housing women seeking to create safe lives for themselves and their children have nowhere to go. Emergency shelters are the last stop. This is the second part of a three-part series.

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Northern media pioneer remembered

August 10, 2018

Friends, colleagues and family members are paying tribute to a northern media giant this week.

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Northern News Services founder dies at 84

August 10, 2018

Northern News Services founder and president Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason died in Ottawa last night after a brief illness. He was 84.

Sigvaldason began his news company in early 1972 after being fired from News of the North just before Christmas. His first newspaper, Yellowknifer, was born on his kitchen table.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Boil water advisory

August 10, 2018 - Kivalliq

Whale Cove

A boil water advisory was issued for Whale Cove by the department of health on Aug. 3. A press release from the department stated the advisory is a “precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system.”

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Firefighters head to national competition

August 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A team of seven firefighters is on its way to represent Nunavut at the National Aboriginal Firefighters competition in Manitoba after tryouts were held in Rankin Inlet last week.

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Four Baffin youth sail a tall ship

August 9, 2018 - Kingston, Ont.

Thanks to the Ayalik Fund and Tall Ship Expeditions Canada, four Baffin youth are aboard the St. Lawrence II, a 72-foot sail training vessel, this summer.

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Murderer granted legal assistance for his appeal

August 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

Justice Neil Sharkey has ordered that the Attorney General pay for costs associated with an appeal by Jeffrey Salomonie, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2016.

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EDITORIAL: Feds should admit defeat

August 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

They say that good things come to those who wait. But the world of the Canadian justice system can take a long time to deliver.

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Baker Lake gets new playground

August 9, 2018 - Baker Lake

Baker Lake didn’t go long without a playground at the school. The Department of Education installed a new play structure last week just a few days after the community’s SAO Sheldon Dorey raised concerns that the previous one had been demolished with no attempt to salvage it.

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Contaminated waste to be cleaned up in Resolute

August 8, 2018 - Qausuittuq/Resolute

Transport Canada has contracted out contaminated landfill cleanups at the Resolute airport starting later this month, work that has been been neglected for decades.

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Arviat polar bear slaughter sparks debate

August 8, 2018 - Arviat

The killing of five polar bears around Arviat in recent weeks has sparked a debate over how the population should be managed.

The animals were left unharvested and hunters had already used up all the tags allocated for the Kivalliq region earlier this year, which means the bears were shot illegally.

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Nunavut Court of Appeal rules Kivalliq Hall was a residential school

August 8, 2018 - Kivalliq

Former Kivalliq Hall students scored a major victory last week after the Nunavut Court of Appeal upheld a ruling requiring the federal government to pay out compensation for its role in running the school.

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Arena mould cleanup contract awarded

August 7, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The contract to address the mould that led to the shutdown of the Cambridge Bay arena in 2017-18 has been awarded.

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Documentary on Kugluktuk elder goes viral

August 7, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Adine Atatahak and Tabitha Stirrett have broken into the world of short documentaries in a monumental way.

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National and regional honours for Nunavut News

August 6, 2018

Nunavut News was a top achiever in the national and regional newspaper awards competitions this year, earning nine top-three Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNAs) and eight top-three awards from the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (Nunavut News is the only non-Ontario newspaper in the OCNA).

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Bringing new, meaningful colour to Cape Dorset

August 6, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of artistic and cultural programming for Cape Dorset youth was set to wrap up with the Quviana Parade on Saturday. Art, dancing hunting were to be among the concepts highlighted as parade participants march through the streets.

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