Nunavut News

Grudge against former MLA nets Cape Dorset businessman 18 months in jail

August 10, 2017 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

The owner of a taxi company in Cape Dorset who sabotaged the business of a former MLA and cabinet minister has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of probation.

Jamesie Alariaq must also pay $77,140 for damages to the trustee for Polar Supplies Ltd. – a venture owned by Fred Schell that has since gone bankrupt – and an additional $5,280 to Schell to cover staff costs related to insurance claims on destroyed property.

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Cruise ship tourists going to Erebus site

August 3, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

One cruise ship company has reached an agreement with Parks Canada to take passengers to the wreckage of the Franklin ship HMS Erebus.
If all goes according to plan, guests aboard the Ocean Endeavour, sailed by Mississauga-based Adventure Canada, will board Zodiacs on Sept. 9 and be escorted by Parks Canada staff to the site where the Sir John Franklin ship rests at the bottom of the Queen Maud Gulf.

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Social struggles don’t override satisfaction

July 31, 2017 - Nunavut

Nunavut’s uneven economy, health care challenges, high crime statistics and low graduation rate are all reinforced in a new Conference Board of Canada report, and yet Nunavummiut are mostly happy.
That made an impression on Adam Fiser, senior research associate with the Northern and Aboriginal Policy Group at The Conference Board of Canada.

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Regulatory body approves Kitikmeot gold project

July 31, 2017 - Kitikmeot

Construction could begin on the Back River gold mine by next summer if the federal government approves the project, which now has the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s backing.
The review board issued its endorsement of Vancouver-based Sabina Gold & Silver Corp’s project on July 18 in a 400-page document that contains 94 conditions.

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Agnico Eagle apologizes for boat launch congestion

July 25, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet


One phase of Agnico Eagle’s summer construction includes building a new bypass road outside Rankin Inlet.
map courtesy of Agnico Eagle

A weekend of congestion at the Itivia boat launch has prompted an explanation from Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., the company that runs the Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet.

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QIA board meeting in Arctic Bay to discuss $1 million in new program funding

May 28, 2017

Qikiqtaaluk – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is holding its three-day board meeting in Arctic Bay May 30 to June 1. Along with updates from the departments of lands and resources, major projects and social policy, the agenda includes the selection of program themes for the development of QIA’s new key programs.

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