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Quebec police say they are now treating this week's death of a Kuujjuaq woman as homicide. Sometime late June 11 or early June 12, a 28-year-old woman was killed in her Kuujjuaq home. The victim has since been identified as Chloé Labrie, a 28-year-old medical technician originally from Victoriaville, Que. Quebec provincial police, [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Quebec education officials have given the green light to Nunavik's school board to build a secondary school in Inukjuak. Kativik Ilisarniliriniq officials have been advocating for the new school for many years. Inukjuak, a community of 1,800 along Nunavik's Hudson Bay coast, currently has one school, Innalik, to house more than [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Antarctic ice sheet
A comprehensive study using 25 years of data suggests the Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a rate three times greater than earlier estimates, with far-reaching consequences. [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Jennifer Lafferty
A Yellowknife women is raising concerns there may be cultural bias in the N.W.T. health-care system and says she wants staff to do better. [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Richard Edjericon
Richard Edjericon, Eileen Marlowe and Norman Yakeleya are running for the position in the upcoming election, according to election officer Lynda Comerford. [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Vikki Niptanatiak of Kugluktuk has won the first emerging leader award from the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut. The 25-year-old has served as her community's full-time youth centre coordinator for the past five years. Leading the Recreation and Parks Association's youth initiatives like the Get Happy Summer Day Camp and [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
A firm hired to study the territory's medical and duty travel policy has found the Government of Nunavut could benefit from more central management and more transparency from its contracted airlines. Lufthansa Consulting—a German firm affiliated with the airline of the same name—won the GN's bidding process last fall to help [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Future in-store packaging for Nunavut turbot could boast a blue sticker of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council, if an assessment of the Greenland halibut fishery proves Canadian harvesting practices for the species are sustainable. Three Arctic and Atlantic fishing zones—known as 0A, 0B and 2+3KLMNO—are now being assessed by a [...]
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Quebec police are investigating the overnight death and possible homicide of a woman in Kuujjuaq. The Kativik Regional Police Force were called to a home in the community of 2,400 in the middle of the night, where they found the lifeless body of a 28-year-old woman. Quebec provincial police, the Sureté du [...]
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Nunavut's MLAs will debate whether to remove Paul Quassa from his role as premier on Thursday, following a non-confidence motion tabled today by John Main, the chair of the caucus of regular MLAs. “Therefore I move, seconded by the honourable member for Gjoa Haven, that the honourable member for Aggu be [...]
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
TORONTO—As you turn into the corridor that leads to the Art Gallery of Ontario's newest exhibit, you're met with the daily sounds of a busy Arctic community: the beep of the water truck backing up or the whooshing noise of a plane taking off. The soundtrack isn't meant to distract you [...]
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News