Nunavut News

Airlines, industry face weather woes

December 1, 2017 - Qikiqtaaluq

The strange weather pattern blowing hot air over Baffin Island, creating melts, rains and blizzards from one week to the next, hit air carriers hard over these last few weeks.

“There have been 162 flights cancelled out of Iqaluit between Oct. 1 and Nov. 27,” said First Air’s manager of marketing and communications Dan Valin.

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Young Arviat filmmakers selected for Quebec film festival

November 28, 2017

This is an exciting week for members of the Arviat Film Society.

In February of 2016, Gord Billard accompanied two youth society members, Jamie Okatsiak and Samuel Pauppa, on a trip to Quebec City. The two young men were making a documentary comparing the struggles of youth in Quebec City to those of youth in the North, with the focus being the community of Arviat.

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Change of cadet command in Rankin Inlet

November 27, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

It was the end of an era as 2nd Lieut. Dorothy Tootoo signed over command of the 3019 RCACC to Lieut. (Navy) Matt Ayres in Rankin Inlet this past week.

Ayres has been involved with the cadet program for more than 20 years and has been the commanding officer in Cambridge Bay, Pond Inlet, Iglulik and Iqaluit.

He said he made the decision to relieve Tootoo to allow her to take a much deserved break from the responsibilities of the position.

“Dorothy had devoted so much of her time and energy to this program that she deserves a break,” said Ayres.

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Manslaughter charge in fatal Gjoa Haven stabbing

November 26, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the stabbing death of another man in Gjoa Haven on Nov. 16.

RCMP found the victim with a stab wound on the front step of a residence on the afternoon of Nov. 16. He was taken to the health centre and his wound was treated, but he died a short while later, the RCMP stated.

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Homicides at all-time low in 2016

November 26, 2017 - Nunavut

There was only one homicide recorded in Nunavut in 2016, the lowest number recorded since Nunavut became a territory, according to Statistics Canada.

A six-year-old girl was fatally stabbed in Coral Harbour in May 2016, representing the one homicide victim that year. A woman in her 20s was charged in relation to the girl’s death.

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Missing cousins found near Hall Beach after four days

November 25, 2017 - Hall Beach/Iglulik

A feast and square dance were being planned in Hall Beach Friday to celebrate the successful rescue of a missing man and boy.

A rescue patrol spotted cousins Paul Sr. Qulitalik, 22, and Mark Qulitalik, 14, walking toward Hall Beach during the night of Nov. 23, four days after they departed Iglulik together on one snowmobile as a blizzard approached.

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Youth share caribou management knowledge

November 23, 2017 - Kivalliq

Youth in the Kivalliq know about caribou management, and are proud to share that knowledge.

Thirty-seven students responded to the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board’s poster and essay contest. Entries were to deal with one of three themes: respectful caribou harvest, the importance of harvest reporting, or cumulative effects.

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