Iqaluit man acquitted of second-degree murder

Nunavut judge found Daniel Hodgson had no intent to kill or harm Bradley Winsor during 2017 altercation

A Nunavut judge has acquitted Daniel Hodgson in the 2017 death of Bradley Winsor. Justice Susan Charlesworth delivered her verdict Wednesday afternoon from the Iqaluit courthouse. She found Hodgson not guilty of second-degree murder, the charge he stood trial for, as well as not guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter. Charlesworth determined that Hodgson,...

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COVID-19

Nunavut to vaccinate youth 12 and up with Pfizer

Nunavut is arranging to secure doses of the Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate the territory’s youth. The announcement, made by Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, during a news conference on Wednesday morning, comes a week after Health Canada approved the Pfizer vaccine for people 12 years old and up. Patterson wasn’t able to…

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Politics

Qaqqaq back to work as Conservatives search for her challenger

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq announced her return to work following a two-weak leave of absence Tuesday. It came at the same time Conservatives announced their search for a candidate to run against her in the next election. “Back at work today fighting for Nunavummiut in the (virtual) House of Commons for Question Period,” the NDP…

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Environment

Team researching northern shipping routes gets Governor General award

A group of Arctic researchers have been recognized on a national scale with a Governor General’s Innovation Award for including traditional Inuit knowledge in their work on new shipping routes in the North. The researchers behind the Arctic Corridors Research Project consulted with 14 northern communities — seven in Nunavut — to find out how…

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