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No way out: Women fleeing violence – a hidden crisis

August 4, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut has the highest incidence of intimate partner violence than 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 first part of a three-part series.

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SPORTS TALK: Next stop for Jarome Iginla: Hockey Hall of Fame

August 3, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Nice to see we have discourse such as this in our lives.

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City seeks emergency water licence change

August 3, 2018 - Iqaluit

The City of Iqaluit will be requesting an emergency amendment to its water licence, according to an August 3 letter from the Nunavut Water Board to federal minister Dominic LeBlanc.

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Actua camper returns home as instructor

August 3, 2018 - Iglulik

Actua’s summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) camps helped plant the seed that will yield a young doctor for Nunavut when Fatima Awan makes her childhood dream come true.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Man killed in hit and run

August 3, 2018 - Kivalliq


Arviat is mourning the loss of a young man who was fatally struck by a vehicle last week. James Kupaa Issakiark was identified as the victim by family members who spoke with Kivalliq News.

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New boxing program boosting confidence in Rankin Inlet

August 3, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A couple of boys take turns throwing alternating punches – jabs, upper cuts and hooks – ducking behind one another in quick succession as their blows are absorbed by the pads of Mahmoud Zahaby.

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EDITORIAL: If you build it they will come

Kivalliq News
August 2, 2018 - Kivalliq

There is no doubt that when it comes to sports in Rankin Inlet, hockey is king. With enough players to make up several teams across several age groups the people playing another sport are a distinct minority. But what other sports lack in numbers they more than make up for in passion and dedication.

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The Grizzlies film to debut at Toronto International Film Festival

August 2, 2018 - Toronto/Kugluktuk

A movie inspired by the emergence of the Kugluktuk Grizzlies lacrosse program as a tool to combat suicide will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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Kivalliq traffic crackdown gets results

August 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A crackdown on motorists breaking the rules of the road is achieving results in Rankin Inlet.

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July fun in Baker Lake

August 1, 2018 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

Youth have been able to indulge in a wide variety of activities through a summer camp made possible by the Hamlet of Baker Lake. Close to 130 children registered for summer camp and about 80 of them show up daily for events organized by age group, according to camp supervisor Alysa Ookowt. The program wrapped up at the end of July.

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Baker Lake SAO speaks out after GN demolishes playground

August 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The SAO of Baker Lake is speaking out against government waste after the community’s playground was bulldozed by Government of Nunavut contractors.

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Ice breaks up, char break loose

July 31, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

The Arctic Ocean ice let go around Gjoa Haven on July 24. With the water now open, many residents in the community will quickly get their boats in the water and head out to snag some tasty Arctic char, according to James Qitsualik, chair of the community’s hunters and trappers association.

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Pangnirtung man dies following collision

July 31, 2018 - Ottawa

A Pangnirtung man died after being struck by a vehicle in Ottawa the evening of Aug. 29.

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Frigid water awaits fundraising polar bear dippers

July 31, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The money raised from the annual Polar Bear Dip in Cambridge Bay, to be held Aug. 10, is going to be put toward a future recreation complex, and the more dollars that pour in, the more community leaders who will take the plunge.

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RCMP seek Inuit recruits in ‘extremely competitive market’

July 30, 2018 - Nunavut

The commanding officer of Nunavut’s RCMP is acutely aware of the numbers: only four Inuit police officers remain on his staff of 128 Mounties. There is also one Inuk special constable.

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Pond Inlet man accused of pointing rifle at police, domestic assault

July 30, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

While responding to a complaint of domestic violence, RCMP say they wound up staring down the barrel of a rifle at a Pond Inlet home on July 27.

The police state that they found the complainant in the case on a road where she alleged that her spouse had assaulted her.

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Nunavut hockey warms up for the big show

July 29, 2018 - Sarnia, Ont.

Nunavut will make history at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., this coming March when the territory’s boys hockey team hits the ice for the first time ever.

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SPORTS TALK: This time, the Toronto Raptors are to blame

July 28, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

So summer is finally here. I say that because all of the rain we had in Yellowknife meant I wasn’t able to mow my lawn for days and days. It started to resemble the Amazon.

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Cam Bay fire deemed suspicious; arrest made

July 27, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The RCMP have arrested an individual in relation to a July 26 fire that caused extensive damage to a residence in a Cambridge Bay multi-unit building.

Cambridge Bay Fire Chief Keith Morrison said he’s not aware of any injuries. However, there was substantial fire, smoke and water damage to the unit, where one occupant was forced to flee.

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City strikes task force for water supply issues, bylaw goes to public consultation, no resolution for Nunavut brewery

Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo Nunavut Brewing Company Ltd. general manager Katie Barbour, seen hear next to empty brewing vessels at the company's Iqaluit building, says the company is hoping to come up with creative solution with the city so that it can finally get to work offering made-in-Nunavut beer to Nunavummiut and southern beer buyers.
July 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

The City of Iqaluit council meeting July 24 was long and tense, peaking with Nunavut Brewing Company Ltd. partner Stuart Kennedy stalking out of chambers when the city’s proposed new water and sewer services bylaw failed at second reading.

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Convicted child-sex offenders Dejaeger and Meeko continue on appeal route

July 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger and former Sanikiluaq teacher Johnny Meeko – both convicted for sex crimes against children – had their day at the Nunavut Court of Appeal July 25.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fundraiser for Arviat hero

July 27, 2018 - Kivalliq


An online fundraiser has been set up for the family of Aaron Gibbons, the father of three from Arviat who died protecting his children from a polar bear attack earlier this month.

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Rankin’s first fastball league a hit

July 27, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A new summer sport is taking hold on the baseball diamonds in Rankin Inlet. Rankin has t-ball on offer for young children and softball for adults and youth, but up until this year the community didn’t have the option of playing fastball.

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Busy summer of road work in Iglulik

July 26, 2018 - Iglulik

Hamlet crews have been busy fixing and building roads in the community. Two weeks of upgrades to Igloo Point Road recently wrapped up, said senior administrative officer Greg Morash.

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Tattoo artist joins pipeline protest

July 26, 2018 - Kivalliq

Ever since Ippiksaut Friesen started learning how to do traditional Inuit tattoos a year ago, she has travelled around Canada to share her practice with people.

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Fatal hit and run occurs in Arviat

July 25, 2018 - Arviat

The RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male on an Arviat roadway in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

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GN piecing together driver exam services

July 25, 2018 - Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut is working on a schedule to send driver examiners on tours of communities to fill the gap left when RCMP stopped testing drivers as of July 1.

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Three vie for ITK presidency: Obed, Ittinuar and Williamson

July 25, 2018 - Inuit Nunangat

Delegates to the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami  (ITK) 2018 annual general assembly are set to elect a president from a field of three Aug. 16.

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Author’s latest treat for Arctic history buffs

July 25, 2018 - Nunavut

Arctic history enthusiasts will have a new book to feast on come Aug. 4 – Kenn Harper’s third volume of In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Tales of Arctic Whalers.

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MLA calls for Kivalliq Inuit to take action on caribou

July 25, 2018 - Kivalliq

A Kivalliq MLA is calling on Inuit in the region come up with a plan to protect the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd from a continued population decline.

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