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    ‘He could feel our pain’: Inuit survivors meet with Pope Francis

    Group of more than 100 met with Pope for about 90 minutes in Iqaluit on Friday

    Pope Francis was silent as he listened to Inuit survivors of residential schools tell their stories in the Nakasuk Elementary School gym on Friday afternoon. That’s according to those who were in the room with the Pope, including former Nunavut premier Paul Quassa. Francis met with about 100 survivors from across Nunavut, before taking the...

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    New exhibit at Iqaluit airport celebrates Nunavut seamstresses

    Travellers passing through the arrival wing at Iqaluit’s airport this week will be among the first people to see a new art exhibit honouring Nunavut seamstresses. Carefully sewn parkas and amautis, and the sewing tools needed to create them, are some of the pieces selected by curator Deborah Kigjugalik Webster. The installation shows artworks from…

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    Canada asks France to extradite priest Johannes Rivoire

    Officials with Canada’s Department of Justice have asked France to extradite former Nunavut priest Johannes Rivoire. In a written statement, Justice Minister David Lametti confirmed that an extradition request has been made for the priest, who is charged with historic sexual assault in Nunavut. “I want to assure you that it is important to Canada…

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    Fraud charges against former Baffin Fisheries CEO dropped

    Newfoundland police have dropped fraud charges against former Baffin Fisheries chief executive officer Garth Reid, but the pany is still going forward with its civil suit against him. Reid faced charges of fraud over $5,000 and criminal breach of trust over the construction of a home in Winterton, N.L., allegedly built with pany money. The…

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    City of Iqaluit to pay $800K to clean contaminated underground water tanks

    Updated July 27 at 2:23 p.m. ET The City of Iqaluit has awarded Tower Arctic Ltd. an $800,000 contract to clean three contaminated underground water tanks at the city’s water treatment plant. City councillors voted unanimously during Tuesday’s council meeting to hire the pany to remediate the North and South Clear wells and the mixing…

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