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Elizabeth Vittrekwa
Fort McPherson and Fort Resolution, N.W.T., kicked off MLA's community pot consultation tour that will visit 16 communities in 11 days. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
North Slave Correctional Centre fencing
Officials with the N.W.T.'s Justice department say that they've been aware of a security flaw in the Yellowknife jail's fencing since before a prisoner escaped in 2016. They say more security work is planned for the summer. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Special to Nunatsiaq News MONTREAL—Montreal police are searching for possible victims of a man they arrested April 7 on allegations that he sexual assaulted a minor. Oba Femi Toussaint, 40, faces charges of aggravated assault, sexual interference, kidnapping, administering a noxious substance and breach of conditions. He is currently being held in custody [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Clarence Barber
Clarence Barber didn't really learn much about his Indigenous culture until he had access to Yukon's interpreting service. The program has just received permanent funding. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Whitehorse RCMP
A CBC reporter at the scene says there were multiple police cars near the intersection of Loon Road and Sandpiper Drive, and officers were seen going into at least two homes. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Nunavut's RCMP are warning that floe edge conditions near Iqaluit are unsafe. That warning comes after a snowmobile and qamutik sank Monday near Pink Lady Island, located about 40 kilometres southeast of the city in Frobisher Bay. No one was hurt, but the incident prompted the RCMP to remind people in Iqaluit [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Rankin Inlet map
According to Rankin Inlet Search and Rescue, Simik was found on Monday night. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Todd Parsons
The Union of Northern Workers, which represents about 4,000 Government of the Northwest Territories employees, says 70 per cent of its members have voted in favour of a strike in recent votes. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Bilder von der Polarstern-Expidition ARK XXVII-3 in die zentrale
Sea ice from the remote Arctic Ocean may look clear and pristine, but up to 12,000 tiny pieces of plastic may be embedded in a single chunk small enough to sit on your hand, researchers have found. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association have finalized an Inuit impact and benefit agreement for the company's Back River gold project south of Bathurst Inlet in western Nunavut. The two organizations announced the series of benefits agreements on April 23. They will allow Sabina to undertake exploration [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Great Slave Lake
Roger Buckley left nets in the water for too long, failed to issue receipts and improperly filled out logbooks. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Amelia Keyookta
A coroner's inquest into the death of four-month-old Amelia Keyookta began Monday with emotional testimony from her parents and the social worker assigned to her case. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Special to Nunatsiaq News From what the Bs stand for in “STBBI” to how peeing in public can be regarded as exhibitionism in Canadian law, Jennisha Wilson of the Alluriarniq program at Tungasuvvingat Inuit is making adult sex education not just accessible, but also fun. On Wednesday, Wilson hosted her third Sexy [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Abe Bosum and Bella Petawabano
The Cree Health Board in the James Bay region of Quebec has created the East Cree Medical App — a free Cree glossary and translation dictionary. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yellowknife courthouse fall 2014
Crown prosecutors want five years of jail time for a man from Inuvik, N.W.T., who shot at the snow in frustration after being rescued from a suicide attempt. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Denecho King
The defence lawyer in a Yellowknife murder trial continued to focus his questions on the steps paramedics took to avoid contaminating the crime scene. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
It's been almost three years since a social worker with the Government of Nunavut's Department of Family Services took Loanna Keyookta's infant child from her. That day, July 28, 2015, the Iqaluit woman was carrying her four-month-old child in her amauti. She was trying to get away from social workers and police [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Polar bear
Jenna Flowers set out with intentions of finding a polar bear, but she didn't imagine she'd meet the most photogenic bear in Labrador. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: CBC North
Today, roughly 40,000 voters in Greenland will cast their votes in an election to choose members for their 31-seat Inatsisartut assembly, Greenland's parliament, a process that may or may not lead to the formation of a new government. Voters have big choices before them: there are more than 200 candidates to [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News