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September 28, 2017

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Emphasis on life

September 26, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A poster contest attracted more than 150 student entrants during Embrace Life Day activities in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 8.

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ᑲᔪᓯᔪᓐᓇᓕᕐᓂᖏᑦ

September 26, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᖁᖑᑐᖃᑦᑕᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᑯᓕᐅᖅᑐᖃᓕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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ᑎᖕᒥᓲᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓ

September 26, 2017 - ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ

ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᓚᑭᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᓅᖕᒪᑕ ᑎᖕᒥᓲᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑕᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᓯᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ 100 ᒪᐃᔭ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᑎᖕᒥᓲᖅ Cessna 180 ᑎᖕᒥᓲᖅᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᑯᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓵᓐ ᒦᓕ, ᔭᓗᓇᐃᒥᐅᑕᐅᓕᖅᖢᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑖᒥ ᓵᑉ, ᐹᓂ ᑐᑐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᐃᑭᒪᑉᓗᑎᒃ.

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ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᖢᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ

September 26, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᐃᖢᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᕙᓂᐹᖕᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ Tuxedo Animal Hospital ᖃᐅᔨᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 80 ᑲᓴᓂᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ 30−ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Animal doc’s annual check-up

September 26, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A medical team from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital saw about 80 furry family members and performed more than 30 surgeries during its annual visit to Rankin Inlet this past week.

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ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ/ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅ

September 26, 2017

ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᑦ ᑐᖔᓂ 18 ᓵᑯᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᐅᖏᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ 12-2 ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᑦ 18 ᑐᖔᐋᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᓵᑯᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕈᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆ 17-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

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Territorial champs

September 26, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Whale Cove U18 female soccer team went through the territorial championship undefeated on the way to defeating Coral Harbour 12-2 in the final to claim the Nunavut U18 female soccer championship on Sept. 17.

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ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᕿᖓᐅᓕᐊᓚᐅᕋᒥ

September 24, 2017 - ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᖅ

ᐅᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᖓᐅᒥᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᐄᕙ ᑲᑯᓚᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᖓᐅᒥ.

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FANS delays jeopardize student education, Scholarship supports doctor-in-the-making, Is there a plan for freshwater sources?

September 24, 2017 - Nunavut

Addressing Minister of Family Services Johnny Mike, Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak said four Baker Lake residents attending post-secondary education in Ontario almost didn’t get to go because of troubles accessing the Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) program.

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Students back in school

September 23, 2017 - Kugaaruk

The school year finally kicked off in Kugaaruk last week as the former hamlet office renovations were completed. High school students started on Sept. 18 while kindergarten to Grade 9 were in class as of Sept. 19.

Because the old hamlet building isn’t large enough for all students, some will take their lessons in temporary spaces in the community until modular classrooms are available, which is expected by Nov. 1, according to the Department of Education.

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Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

September 23, 2017 - Kugaaruk

Kugaaruk has one motel with six rooms, but close to 100 people have landed in the community to do work, most of it related to construction.

With the motel booked solid, visiting Justice officials were prepared to fly an hour from Kugaaruk to Taloyoak to overnight last week and then fly back for a second day of court, but they managed to wrap up matters in a single day, said John Ivey, the community’s senior administrative officer.

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High school students encouraged to work the election

September 23, 2017 - Nunavut

Elections Nunavut is looking for high school students to work as poll and registration clerks.

“This is an excellent opportunity if you want to learn more about how elections are run, earn money and gain valuable work experience,” stated Elections Nunavut in a news release.

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Higher cancer risk for Inuit

September 22, 2017 - Nunavut

A higher prevalence of smokers, lack of access to nutritious food, and being overdue for cancer screening at medical facilities are factors that raise cancer risks for Inuit, according to a new report.

Developed jointly by Cancer Care Ontario and Tungasuvvingat Inuit, the report indicates that risk factors for cancer are significantly higher among Inuit compared to non-Indigenous Ontarians.

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Is Nunavut’s future in the sky or under water?

September 22, 2017 - Nunavut

The internet will soon be a lot faster. By the end of 2019, Nunavut residents in each community will have access to internet speeds to a maximum of 15 megabits per second (Mbps), up from the current 5 Mbps, higher usage caps, up to 100 gigabytes of monthly data usage, and prices between 30 to 60 per cent lower as a new network rolls out.

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Decolonization will be long, expensive process

September 22, 2017 - Nunavut

This week, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. presented a commissioned report detailing the lost wages from the territorial and federal governments’ failure to implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement, which calls for government staffing ratios to match that of the population.
Nunavut is 84 per cent Inuit but Inuit make up only 50 per cent of Government of Nunavut employees. The federal government sits at only 41 per cent.

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Elder delighted by trip to Bathurst Inlet: ‘It’s really good in my heart right now’

September 21, 2017 - Kinnguak/Bathurst Inlet

Four days after returning from Bathurst Inlet, elder Eva Kakolak was still overjoyed and sentimental while discussing her time back at home in the Bathurst Inlet area.

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ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᕗᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᑦ Rock ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᓕᐊᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ

September 19, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᒡᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ Experiences Canadaᖑᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᑦ ᑭᐴᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ Rankin Rock ᐋᑕᒻᑯᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐲᕖᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓄ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ Mimico Canadiens ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥᐅᑦ.

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ᖁᒡᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᑉᑎᓐᓂ

September 19, 2017

ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐱᖁᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᖕᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᑎᑦᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓱᒍᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕋᓱᐊᕈᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᕙᓕᑭᐊᖑᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ.

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Battling Mother Nature in Chester

September 18, 2017 - Kivalliq

Mother Nature gave a group of science lovers all they could handle during the annual Kivalliq Science and Culture Camp in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month.

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ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᖑᐊᓛᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ

September 18, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᖑᐊᓛᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᕙᐃᑦᕼᐅᐊᔅ, ᔪᑳᓐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ Cold Lake, Alta., ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓵᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Improving their skills

September 18, 2017 - Naujaat

More than 20 Naujaat cadets completed training courses at summer camps in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Cold Lake, Alta., this past summer.

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Good times ahead: Conference Board of Canada

September 18, 2017 - Nunavut

A recently released territorial economic forecast paints a rosy picture for the nation’s three territories in the coming months.

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Aglukark return a Celebration

September 18, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Kivalliq’s own Juno Award-winning musical artist, Susan Aglukark, is returning to the region to give a motivational speaking and singing presentation of Canadian Inuit history next month.

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Down to the wire

September 18, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont.

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Wind wreaks havoc in Rankin Inlet

September 18, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

High winds over two days caused roof damage around Rankin Inlet earlier this month and tore away a large section of the roof from the Nunavut Tunngavik Ltd. (NTI) building.

Winds were clocked at gusting past 100 km/h at various times on Sept. 10 and 11 during the height of the blow.

Debris from the NTI roof forced the partial closure of two roads in the community and all three schools temporarily shut their doors out of safety concerns for their students.

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Widespread support for new law students

September 15, 2017 - Iqaluit

 

The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory’s law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family and law professionals.

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Cool weather, snow flurries greet cruise ship voyagers in Cambridge Bay

September 13, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

When a massive cruise ship pulled into Cambridge Bay on Aug. 28, the community had last year’s experience to build on.

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Gjoa Haven teen spends summer immersed in military lifestyle

September 12, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

While some Nunavummiut teenagers slept in during their summer break, Nicole Kununak was regularly out of bed at 4 a.m.
Not only was she up early, she was engaged in physical fitness first thing in the morning as part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s six-week RAVEN Aboriginal Youth Employment Program that took her to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C.

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Rankin embraces life

September 12, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre led the way for people in Rankin Inlet to get involved with the Embrace Life Day initiative on Sept. 8.

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Party time in Baker Lake; Festival by the Lake returns

September 12, 2017 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

The third annual Festival by the Lake had smiles on the faces of everyone in the community, young and old, in Baker Lake this past month.

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Still chasing the dream

September 12, 2017 - Naujaat

Students from both Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School took to the roads last month to keep the long-standing tradition of participating in the annual Terry Fox Run alive and well in Naujaat.

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Hockey registration

September 11, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Rock minor hockey program will be holding player registrations on Friday, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. All three sessions will be held in the arena lobby from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Registration costs are $150 for one child, $250 for two and $325 for three. Any children after three is $75.

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Dorey returns

September 11, 2017 - Baker Lake

Former Naujaat senior administrative officer (SAO) Sheldon Dorey returns to the Kivalliq this week to become the new SAO in Baker Lake. Dorey spent a number of years in Arctic communities working for the Hudson’s Bay Co. before finishing his career with the company in Naujaat, where he became that community’s SAO. He has spent the past 17 years working as the chief administrative officer for the town of Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

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Rankin grads

September 11, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Listed below are the students in Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik’s Class of 2017 who received their Grade 12 diplomas in Rankin Inlet this past month.

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Expanding program

September 11, 2017 - Kivalliq

The organizers of the regional Kivalliq Junior Canucks hockey program are trying to double the number of teams representing the region at the 2018 Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Tournament in Winnipeg.

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Leafs at pivotal point

September 11, 2017 - Kivalliq

With the new NHL season just a month away, Kivalliq hockey fans, like fans across the country, are hoping for big things from their favourite teams and predicting gloom, doom and despair for their rivals.

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Demolitions underway in Kugluktuk

September 8, 2017 - Kugluktuk

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk has been knocking down old garages and moved an old abandoned building, and the latter caught fire Sept. 1.

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The great Gjoa Haven elders database

September 8, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

If elders were school teachers, they may have a few classes in particular that they’d be most comfortable teaching.

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Kitikmeot Career Fair set for October

September 8, 2017 - Kitikmeot region

A Kitikmeot career fair will make the rounds during the first week of October but two things will be missing: the region’s largest private employer and a stop in Kugaaruk.

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Housing construction on track

September 8, 2017 - Nunavut
Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) says 90 new housing units announced last fall are on track for completion by fall 2018.
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Stranded Nunavut couple ride out hurricane

September 8, 2017 - Iqaluit

Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean last week and Iqaluit’s Mark and Janet Crowther were in its path.

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Nunavut gears up for general election

September 8, 2017 - Nunavut

Elections Nunavut has been hard at work, with the final of five rounds of training completed for 22 returning officers and 31 assistant returning officers across the territory.

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Beer and wine store opens in Iqaluit

September 8, 2017 - Iqaluit

Almost a decade in the making, Iqaluit’s beer and wine store opened Sept. 6 with Finance Minister Keith Peterson its first paying customer.

“I believe prohibition has never worked anywhere,” said Peterson at a brief press conference prior to purchasing a dozen beers, as a line-up formed outside, and some avid customers marked the occasion with selfies.

Peterson noted the ball first got rolling in 2009 with a task force that visited 25 communities over two-and-a-half years, followed by more consultations.

“There’s been a lot of ups and downs, lots of debates in the legislative assembly,” said Peterson.

“We did hold a plebiscite April 20, 2015 and the people of Iqaluit voted in favour of a beer and wine store. This is our commitment to them, recognizing their democratic rights.”

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ᕿᓇᓗᒐᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

September 5, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᒍᕇᑦ 9-ᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓐᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Honour and exercise

September 4, 2017 - Naujaat

The month of August was a busy, constructive and sentimental one for members of the Canadian Rangers Naujaat Patrol Group.

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