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Resolute’s Angela Piercey on a path to become manager of Qausuittuq National Park

July 24, 2018 - Qausuittuq/Resolute

When Angela Piercey gazes over the landscape at Qausuittuq National Park, she’s enchanted by the scenery and the wildlife.

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Millions for new Iqaluit dump

July 24, 2018 - Iqaluit

The City of Iqaluit announced July 20 it will go ahead with a new dump, the same day councillor Terry Dobbin tendered his resignation from council.

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Grizzly causes a stir in Kugluktuk

July 23, 2018 - Kugluktuk

When a grizzly bear passed right by her house on July 14, Helen Whittaker grabbed her digital camera to record the massive beast ambling by.

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Nunavut’s crime rate climbs two per cent

July 23, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut’s crime rate rose by two per cent in 2017, according to new Statistics Canada data released Monday morning.

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Tourism in Nunavut underdeveloped

July 21, 2018 - Nunavut

Cultural tourism continues to be a rising trend in the industry, and it’s a good time for Nunavummiut to get on board.

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Jordan Takkiruq’s eventful summer

July 21, 2018 - Sackville, N.B.

“All days are full.”

That’s how Gjoa Haven’s Jordan Takkiruq described his eventful stay at SHAD, a month-long entrepreneurial program that took him to the Mount Allison University campus in Sackville, N.B. in June.

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SPORTS TALK: Farewell to the Razor – someone who was his own man

July 21, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’m going to start with something that’s been burning my biscuits ever since I read it.

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Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory finds the light in performance

July 20, 2018 - Iqaluit

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory’s given name was preordained and, it should come as no surprise, it embodies artistry.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Softball tournament in Baker

July 20, 2018 - Kivalliq

Baker Lake

The community of Baker Lake is hoping to host a U-18 co-ed softball tournament on the August 10 weekend.

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Team England wins Rankin Inlet World Cup

July 20, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

England may have lost to Croatia at the World Cup in Russia last week but in Rankin Inlet’s first ever mens futsal tournament, it was the three lions who were crowned champions.

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Controversy over Nunavut land use plan continues

July 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Federal, territorial and Inuit officials have applied pressure on the embattled Nunavut Planning Commission to rewrite the 2016 draft Nunavut-wide land-use plan, via a letter dated June 21, effectively halting the hearing process with two regions left to go.

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EDITORIAL: Nunavut Day: a time for celebration, reflection and inspiration

Kivalliq News
July 19, 2018 - Kivalliq

For the past 19 years July 9 has eclipsed Canada Day as the most important summer holiday for Inuit living in the Eastern Arctic. From Arviat to Kugluktuk, Coral Harbour to Igloolik and beyond, Nunavut Day is a time for Inuit culture and communities and the land they inhabit.

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De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds

July 19, 2018


Peregrine Diamonds, with its advancing Chidliak diamond project 120 km from Iqaluit, is now property of global mining giant De Beers.

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‘It’s all about empowering people’

July 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Last week a group of a dozen women from Rankin Inlet gathered at a cabin by the ocean in the blistering heat to dry some fish.

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Many faces and tastes of the world

July 18, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Embrace Life Council embraced numerous cultures from around the world in Cambridge Bay on June 30.

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Sorting out the regulatory review for an airline merger

July 18, 2018 - Nunavut/NWT

Canada’s Competition Bureau is aware of the proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North and will review the ramifications.

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Emerging leaders graduate in Rankin Inlet

July 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A cohort of government employees from across Nunavut left Rankin Inlet a little more qualified to take on the world earlier this month, as members of the GN’s Hivuliqtikhanut emerging leaders program graduated.

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Baseball bat beating and firearms incident in Iglulik

July 17, 2018 - Iglulik

Three people allegedly beating another person with baseball bats turned into a firearms incident in Iglulik on July 16.

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Would an airline merger compel competitors to move in?

July 17, 2018 - Nunavut

What sort of ripple effects could a First Air and Canadian North merger have? Will other airlines seize the opportunity to provide competition? Will grocery costs rise or fall at Northern stores and Co-ops? These are the responses that Nunavut News received:

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Combined airline promises improvements, but no guarantees

July 17, 2018 - Nunavut

News of a proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North, the two dominant airlines serving Nunavut, has startled many Nunavummiut since word came on July 6.

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Ell-Kanayuk new president of ICC Canada

July 16, 2018 - Alaska

Former Nunavut deputy premier and cabinet minister Monica Ell-Kanayuk was elected president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada July 15.

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Charges laid in wake of Baffin Correctional Centre riot

July 16, 2018 - Iqaluit

After an investigation into the riot which took place at Baffin Correction Center June 20, RCMP laid charges on 11 current or former prisoners.

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Whale Tail pit north of Baker Lake a go

July 16, 2018 - Kivalliq

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd received federal ministerial approval July 11 for a Type A water licence, which allows the company to move ahead with the construction and development of the Whale Tail pit at its Amaruq project.

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All-terrain vehicle collision kills two people in Resolute

July 16, 2018

The RCMP released news today of an all-terrain vehicle accident that killed two people from Resolute Bay.

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Inhabit launches online bookstore for Nunavut authors

July 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Made-in-Nunavut books, published by Inhabit Media and Inhabit Education, are now available straight from the source via a new on-line bookstore.

The Iqaluit-based publisher, known for its high-quality book in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French, found its books were not easily accessible for Nunavummiut, said managing partner Neil Christopher.

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Recreation training program going full-time

July 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Recreation North is moving ahead with its Community Recreation Leadership Program full-time.

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Naujaat bakery delivers on fresh breads and tasty pastries

July 14, 2018 - Naujaat

Naujaat’s is the only member Co-op store in Nunavut with its own bakery, and Cheryl Siusangnark is the baker.

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SPORTS TALK: Have you done your Neymar Challenge yet?

July 14, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

And so the saga in Thailand is over that saw the soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave for more than a fortnight.

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Get involved on water issues: Iqaluit councillor

July 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

At the heart of issues surrounding the several-month delay for a new brewery to begin operations and finally open its doors, is the state of Iqaluit’s water supply Lake Geraldine.

Coun. Joanasie Akumalik made his point to fellow councillors, the deputy mayor and mayor July 10 by passing around bottled water at the top of the council meeting.

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COLUMN: Welcome to Canada?

Kivalliq News
July 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

When I was first starting out as a journalist in Yellowknife a few years back, I found myself on the phone with a local city councillor. Near the end of the call he asked me where I was from.

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