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NEWS: Judge rejects excessive force bid, convicts Iqaluit man on 12 charges An Iqaluit man charged with assaulting an RCMP member and threatening other police officers lost an application at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit April 17 to have those charges stayed. Defence lawyer Tamara Fairchild filed the application on beha
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 8:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Floating nuclear power plants promise major savings for Arctic mines Mining projects in Nunavut are saddled with high expenses that could discourage development. With that in mind, why not go for a tried and proven cheaper source of energy that can come and go on the high seas, and reach the territory's coastal communiti
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 6:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Montreal linguist encouraging students to study Inuktitut Special to Nunatsiaq News MONTREAL — For a guy who studies languages, Richard Compton uses his hands a lot when he talks. And today, he's talking, and gesturing, about Inuktitut, and how “under described” it is as a language. “There are th
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 5:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: QIA to host open house in Sanikiluaq P.J. Akeeagok, the president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association president, will take his open house tour to Sanikiluaq April 20 to April 22. Akeeagok arrives in the Baffin community April 20, when he's scheduled to take part in a radio phone-in show fro
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 3:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
COMMENTARY: My Little Corner of Canada, April 17 When one is infected with tuberculosis, or TB, these days chances are good that you will be cured with powerful medication, some bed rest and isolation. It was different for those of us who caught TB during the epidemics of the 1950s and 1960s. In those d
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 2:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavut heart transplant recipient turns to online fundraising for help in the South A Nunavut woman who recently underwent heart transplant surgery is the third patient stranded in the South for live-saving medical treatment who has reached out this week for help through an online crowdfunding campaign. Uviluq Naulatsik of Rankin Inlet w
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 12:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Airships perfect fit for Nunavut mines, says aircraft promoter What mine operator in Nunavut wouldn't love to avoid building roads to remote mines — an expensive and time-consuming process that can also be damaging to the Arctic environment. A British company, Hybrid Air Vehicles, presented just such a road-free
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 11:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: NRCan releases updated map of Canada The federal Department of Natural Resources unveiled the latest version of its map of Canada April 16, with a few Inuit language place names scattered on it here and there. Greg Rickford, the natural resources minister, revealed the map at an event held i
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 17, 2015 09:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavut's French school board offers olive branch at public meeting Parents of some of the 90 children enrolled in Iqaluit's École des Trois-Soleils, and elected members of Nunavut's French-language school board say they've taken a positive first step towards repairing their troubled relationship. That's after th
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 16, 2015 8:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavut miners hear Inuit businesses face “impossible logistical challenges” There's lots of mining activity going on in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region — but Charlie Lyall of Taloyoak sees big problems for local and regional Inuit businesses. “You'd think the Inuit business community would be thriving,” Lyall said in his p
Nunatsiaq Online | Apr 16, 2015 8:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend