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Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Warning: Some readers may be disturbed by details in this story. RANKIN INLET—Sexual abuse—and Nunavut's silence about it—is what killed Betsy Kalaserk, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard this week. And that abuse will continue to slowly kill many until Nunavummiut decide to speak up against [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Joseph Szakacs
Iqaluit's new Black Heart Café will be a 'lifelong dream' come true for a local chef. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fort Good Hope
The community of about 515 has a housing crisis. There's now a request for proposals for a safe house, the sobering centre and women's shelter. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Nikki Komaksiutiksak
Nikki Komaksiutiksak delivered emotional testimony about her cousin and throat singing partner, Jessica Michaels, who died at the age of 17 in Winnipeg. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Wednesday is the second day of hearings at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
lung x ray
The public health department in Nunavik, Que., says people infected with tuberculosis don't always seek medical treatment because of the perception people carry of the disease. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Robbie and Renee Vinnicombe
David Vinnicombe was working for Allen Services in Inuvik in June 2016 when a piece of heavy equipment he was operating rolled and killed him. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Tracy-Anne McPhee
A three-year pilot project will train a stable of writers to produce Gladue reports for the courts, as needed. The reports are intended to help judges come up with appropriate sentences. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Laura MacKenzie
Laura MacKenzie urges Inuit to speak up about what she calls 'rampant' child sexual abuse and violence in remote Northern communities. [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
Montreal police located a missing Inuk teen last week, after issuing a public call for help to find the girl. That initial announcement—followed by the welcome followup that she had been located—led the most-read news list on Nunatsiaq.com, according to to Google Analytics which tracks online traffic. Eva Kudluk, 14, had been [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Nellie Angutiguluk
Defence lawyer Paul Skolnik has begun closing arguments in Kwasi Benjamin's second-degree murder trial, telling the jury Nellie Angutiguluk died because she hanged herself, and not because Benjamin strangled her. [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
BOOK COVER: I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
A mother from Hay River, N.W.T., says she started crying reading the first page of a children's book for her Grade 3 child. [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
In Nunavut, the “nuclear family”— meaning mom, dad and 1.5 kids—isn't the only norm. That's why Kerry McCluskey and Jesse Unaapik Mike dreamed up their new Inhabit Media book, titled Families, so that children from different family makeups would know that every kind of family is the right kind. [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Pack up your popcorn and pitsi, there's a film fest coming to Iqaluit. To celebrate Inuktut-language month, the Nunavut Bilingual Education Society is showing six children's short films at the Astro Theatre in Iqaluit on Saturday, Feb. 24, for the 2018 Nunavut Children's Film Festival. The show starts at 1 [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Yellowknife City Hall
Yellowknife city council is holding a special public meeting Tuesday to adopt guidelines for an inquiry into workplace misconduct allegations within its municipal enforcement division. [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Giant Mine
The government of Canada announced Monday that Parsons Inc. will be the construction manager on Yellowknife's Giant mine remediation project. [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
RANKIN INLET—When Page Burt went out to feed her dog team last week, she noticed one of the animals retching and stumbling around his doghouse after he'd eaten. Burt knew right away that those were symptoms of hypothermia; she brought the dog inside her home and lay him on warm blankets [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News