Nunavik man gets prison time for assault, obstruction of justice

Peter Palliser's second-degree murder charge dropped after he agreed to plead guilty to other charges

A Nunavik man is serving a four-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault in connection with a 2020 death in Inukjuak. Peter Palliser was originally charged with second-degree murder in May 2020 in connection with the death of Amarauttaaq Weetaluktuk. According an Oct. 21 decision by Judge Nathalie Pelletier, Palliser was to go...

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Cheering on Canada from Kangiqsualujjuaq

Students from Ullluriaq School in Kangiqsualujjuaq spend part of Wednesday afternoon watching Canada’s historic first game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. According to teacher Maxime Lalande, several of the students asked to watch Canada make its first appearance on soccer’s biggest stage in more than 36 years. In the end, Canada lost to Belgium 1-0. Play in the group stage continues Sunday when Canada faces Croatia, starting at 11 a.m. ET. (Photo courtesy of Maxime Lalande)

Community cleanup in costume

Wearing a mask from the “Friday the 13th” horror film series, Lizzie Masty picks up garbage as part of a fall community cleanup in Whapmagoostui. Members of the neighbouring communities of Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuaraapik, both located in the southwestern corner of Nunavik, participated in the fall cleanup on Sunday. In the spirit of Halloween, several people dressed in costumes for the occasion. Prizes were also given out to some of the people who helped out. (Photo courtesy of Lizzie Masty)


Cold sunset over Puvirnituq

Patrick Gaudreault shares a picture of the sunset on Oct. 23 from his “office” — an Air Inuit de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter plane. Sitting in the co-pilot seat, Gaudreault captured ice forming around the cockpit window from 3,000 metres above Puvirnituq. The temperature that night was -17 C. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Gaudreault)

Learning about fire prevention in Kuujjuaq

Kuujjuaq firefighter Larry Shea, right, talks to students from Jaanimmarik School as he gives a tour of the village’s fire station on Oct. 19. The second week of October was Fire Prevention Week across Canada. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, special to Nunatsiaq News)