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ALEX BUCHAN Nunavut Vice President Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to tell delegates at the recent Northern Lights conference in Ottawa about our new Nunavut mining industry, and I want to share that with you here. I say “new mining industry,” as just nine years [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
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At least three factors contributed to the fuel tanker falling through the ice: a crack in the ice road, variations in the thickness of the ice near the road, and the overweight truck. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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MMIWG Rankin Inlet
It's the third and final day of testimony at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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John Ukuqtunnuaq
John Ukuqtunnuaq was from Taloyoak, Nunavut. The 56-year-old died of a heart attack on Feb. 14, according to his widow, Helen Ukuqtunnuaq. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Nuuhchimi Wiinuu Cree Cultural Tours
Tourism officials in the James Bay region of Quebec are hoping a new contest will help create more local jobs and attract international travellers interested in adventure and Indigenous culture. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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Pyeongchang Olympics Cross Country Women
Whitehorse's Emily Nishikawa and Dahria Beatty made up Team Canada in Wednesday's cross country sprint semi-finals. 'It was amazing to see our two Yukon women ski together and represent Canada.' [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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Michael McLeod and Glen Abernethy
N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy said $2.4 million will go toward developing a suicide prevention and crisis support network in the territory. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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Robert C. McLeod
The Northwest Territories government is planning to introduce a new tax, and one MLA says he fears it's a 'revenue grab.' [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Bill Erasmus Willie Littlechild
Two Canadian chiefs were in Pyeongchang, Korea, last week to speak to Olympic officials about the possibility of entering a team of Indigenous North American athletes at future games. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
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Darrell Voisey dead polar bear
Negative online comments aren't surprising, says Derrick Pottle, but people are ill informed about the hunt. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
greyhound
B.C. Passenger Transportation Board has given Greyhound Canada permission to stop serving northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Nellie Angutiguluk homicide victim
Wrapping up closing arguments in the second-degree murder trial, Crown prosecutor Dennis Galiatsatos asked jurors to ask themselves why the Inuk woman would make plans to see her mother, who was visiting from Nunavik, if she was suicidal. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
RANKIN INLET—It's been almost a decade since Sophie Nashook lost her good friend and sister-in-law, but she said justice has never been served. The Pond Inlet woman testified before the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Wednesday, Feb. 21, its second day of hearings in [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Proskida grip
A Whitehorse startup has created a tool to help cross-country skiers measure an athlete's effort. They're hoping to get them in athlete's hands during training for the 2020 Winter Olympics. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
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Special to Nunatsiaq News MONTREAL—As the trial of Kwasi Benjamin continued in Montreal this week, defence lawyer Paul Skolnik said his closing arguments on Tuesday, Feb. 20 that Nellie Angutiguluk, who in May 2015 was found dead in the apartment she shared with Benjamin, died by suicide and not at the [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Phoenix pay Vancouver protestor
Canadians from coast to coast to coast continue to suffer under the federal government's broken Phoenix pay system. Here are some of their stories. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
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J. H. Sissons was evacuated Monday after a boiler malfunctioned
The board debated the decision, addressing topics like displacing kids and destroying the playground. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
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The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling last year that found the owners of the Arctic cruise ship the Clipper Adventurer liable for costs incurred by Canada when the ship ran aground in Nunavut's Coronation Gulf in 2010, stranding 128 passengers and 69 crew members. In a [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. says its highly promising CH-6 kimberlite pipe near Iqaluit likely holds an estimated 17.96 million carats of diamonds. That estimate—based on a lab analysis of core samples drilled in 2017—is 58 per cent higher than Peregrine's last CH-6 estimate of 11.39 million carats, the company said last week [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Yukon logo
A new logo and a re-designed website were long overdue, the government says. But the opposition calls it a 'pointless' waste of money. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North