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In 2008, Jamie Takazo, 43, kept RCMP at bay for 40 hours in an armed standoff; this year, he tried to goad police into shooting him. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Source: CBC North
Earlier
Dave Olesen
Dave Oleson's float plane tipped over last week on the N.W.T./Nunavut border after a 'violent gust of wind' caught the right wing. He and a passenger had to swim 150 metres to shore. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
Iqaluit metal dump
The rusted-out fuel drums, car frames and old appliances that litter the tundra on the edge of Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park in Iqaluit, will soon be cleaned up. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
The official opening of Iqaluit's new 9,000-square-foot airport terminal will take place a month later than previously announced, with final preparations at the new facility expected to continue into August. Nunavut's Department of Community and Government Services confirmed July 21 that the grand opening for the Iqaluit International Airport is currently [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Eli Purchase
Yellowknife resident Eli Purchase says sirens are keeping him up at night. He's suggesting that the City of Yellowknife adopt a noise abatement program. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
Quebec provincial police are investigating what they believe is the murder of a 14-year-old girl in the Nunavik community of Inukjuak. Kativik Regional Police Force officers found the teenage girl deceased behind a home in the Hudson coast community in the early evening of July 22. The force has since turned [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Tiffany Thrasher
Tiffany Thrasher spent four years living on the streets of Yellowknife. Now the 22-year-old has her own apartment. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
The Government of Nunavut is now accepting applications to fund initiatives that will help teach traditional skills and address trauma among Nunavummiut men and boys. The department of Family Services is accepting proposals until Aug. 18 for community-based projects that offer services and initiatives that promote health and healing for [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
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Talkeetna, a town with a population of about 900, elected 'Stubbs' the cat mayor in a write-in campaign in 1998. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
Surete du Quebec
Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec have been in the community since Sunday afternoon. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
The August opening of Iqaluit's airport will be one short air show, unless the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour can come up with a million dollars. One week after the Canada 150th pan-Arctic aviation tour announced that it has run out of money, there is still no sign that more money [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The daycare centre in Cambridge Bay is back on track after a close call with indefinite closure—thanks to concerned parents. The service, run by the non-profit Cambridge Bay Daycare Society, was forced to shut its doors July 17 and 18. “This closure was the result of a severe drop in volunteer [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Police are investigating the sudden death of an Arviat man on July 21. On Friday, officers in the Kivalliq community started a criminal investigation, which brought them to a local home, the RCMP said in a July 22 release. When they arrived, they heard the sound of a gunshot and found [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
CANADA-POLITICS/
Prior to Julie Payette's appointment as Canada's next governor general, several Liberal MPs suggested that an Indigenous person in the role would symbolize great progress for Canada. Columnist Robert Jago explains why that view is wrong. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
Nicky Obed
A federal government apology to Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors is long overdue, according to a lawyer who represented nearly a thousand of them in a class-action lawsuit settled last year. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: CBC North
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Ottawa police are investigating a man's death in Arviat, Nunavut, that may have happened while he was in the custody of RCMP officers. [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: CBC North
Team NWT Gaius Crook
After a week of competition, Canada's Northern teams took home a combined 55 medals at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: CBC North
Katannalik Park, Nunavut
As the summer continues, so do the great photos from our readers across the North. This week's gallery features amazing landscapes, beach volleyball — Nunavut style — and a mama and baby moose. [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: CBC North
Hugh Kroetsch in Inuvk
Hugh Kroetsch's photos and grainy video footage of the North in the 1950s are being shown in the North for the first time as the 85-year-old retraces his steps in the Arctic with his son. [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: CBC North
Autumn sailing
The Lifesaving Society and the Canadian Safe Boating Council offer safety tips for when you're out on the water during a storm. [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Source: CBC North