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Less than two days after becoming Nunavut's new premier, Arviat's Joe Savikataaq was already cutting ribbons in an official capacity when he visited Rankin Inlet to mark the opening of the Kivalliq Regional Visitor Centre. Since he's also Nunavut's first Kivalliq premier, it was a fitting job for him. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The spring sitting of the Nunavut legislature wrapped up June 14—and if you live in Nunavut, unless you had your head in a melting snowbank, you know that the MLAs ended this sitting with a series of unprecedented actions. Here is a brief recap of the top highlights of this sitting, [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Herb Nakimayak Nunakput MLA
Nunakput MLA Herb Nakimayak has been nominated to become the next president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Nunavut RCMP are asking residents in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, to stay away from the 100 block area of the community, as they say there is a “critical situation” unfolding. Police say crisis negotiators are involved. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Nunavut police are asking residents of Sanikiluaq to stay indoors or seek shelter this morning while officers deal with what they are calling a critical situation unfolding in the community of about 900. Residents should particularly stay away from Sanikiluaq's 100 block area, the RCMP said in a June 19 release. The [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
After a fight by skateboard advocates to keep Iqaluit's skate park open, city council has decided its fate, at least for this summer. At their June 12 meeting, councillors passed a recommendation made by the recreation committee that would see the city install a smaller skate park than in previous years [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Dirty Northern Bar
The Yukon Liquor Corporation sent a letter to wholesale licensees last week, explaining a new pricing structure for alcohol. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Travis King was sentenced Monday to 30 months in jail and two years of probation for possessing cocaine he intended to sell. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Grace Lake development
Liang Chen is one of three people who wants to develop around Grace Lake. The city wants to reject his land-use application, along with one from the Yk Dog Trotters Association and Ace Enterprises, until administration has a better idea of the long-term vision for this area. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
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A new exhibit juxtaposing two generations of Inuit artists is the AGO's first by its recently revamped department of Indigenous and Canadian Art — a body that has been under scrutiny for its efforts at inclusion. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Team Mexico soccer fan Simon Pulido and German team supporter Thorsten Gohl speak with CBC's Alyssa Mosher about the game and where they expect their teams to go from here. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
Dall sheep
Last month, a caribou from the Fortymile herd was found dead in Alaska from bronchopneumonia. A necropsy determined that the animal tested positive for M. ovi. [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: CBC North
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A federal judge has approved a landmark deal to compensate members of the military and other agencies who were investigated and sometimes fired because of their sexual orientation. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Deb Fulmer
Thanks to a donation from Yukon Energy, the Ta'an Kwach'an Council released about 6,500 fish in Fox Creek on Sunday. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Residents in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, are now able to drink their tap water again — a boil water advisory that was placed earlier this month has been lifted. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Frank Elanik
Frank Elanik Jr. had been charged with second-degree murder in the case, but Monday in Yellowknife, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Mediator Vince Ready
Vince Ready will be the mediator for the Northwest Territories government and the Union of Northern Workers as the two parties work to settle on a new collective agreement. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: CBC North
Sometimes when you are working with a lawyer you will hear that money is being held “in trust.” Most people do not really understand what that means, but it is important and a major part of dealing with a lawyer. Holding money in trust is something a lawyer does when the [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Nunavut MLAs finally passed Bill 7 last week—the territory's Cannabis Act—making way for the legal, online purchase of small amounts of marijuana. Earlier this month, the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-45, the federal government's Cannabis Act with some amendments. “This was a crucial milestone,” said Nunavut's outgoing Finance Minister David Akeeagok [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Beluga Whale Research
Beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet may have changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater, according to a study by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: CBC North