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bid by the federal government to impose sweeping confidentiality rules on an Arctic science project has run into serious resistance in the United States.
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Laboratory in Eureka, Nunavut, studies ozone depletion and the effects of climate change. A $5-million government grant will allow it to remain in operation.
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Leo Kaludjak took top spot in the Senior Division, while Ross Tatty took the Master's (40 and older) Division and Tristen Dias captured the Junior flag.
Tatty, who also helps co-ordinate the event, said the number of racers was about the same as in 2012.
He said the races are often close in each division, which makes the event fun for racers and fans alike.
"You get the odd race, for a number of reasons, that may not be that close, but, overall, most of them are pretty close," said Tatty.
"The racers take this event very seriously.
"Some go all out with brand-new machines, while others, basically, make a snowmobile out of scraps just to be able to enter the races."
The races follow international snowmobile rules.
Nothing larger than 600 cc is allowed, and every machine's tether cord must be operational.
"..."Our community has always been a big supporter of the races, and we don't usually have any trouble getting the volunteers we need to make them a success.
"We did have some accidents this year, but there were no major injuries."
Tatty said the club tries hard, when setting up the track, not to make it too dangerous for the drivers.
He said there's a few bumps here and there to get the spectators on their toes, but nothing too severe.
"We always have very good crowds, and the hamlet is usually good to put parking areas near the course and have the road down to the ice ready.
"As organizers, we're always grateful when the races end with no major injuries.
"We want them to be fun and competitive, but safety first is always our main goal."
Tatty said as soon as the races are done, it's time to put the books away for 2013 and start planning for 2014...."
The Arviat students took home medals in the categories of TV/video production (Innosar Issakiark and Shelton Nipisar coached by Gord Billard), baking (Vayda Kaviok and AnneRenee Angalik coached by Susie Johnson), cooking (Ramon Kaviok and Jonathan Kigusiutnak coached by Mike Johnson), hairdressing (Gwen Ishalook and Gabai Kaludjak coached by Celeste White and Kimberley Dymond), esthetics (Sherilyn Sewoee and April Kablutsiak coached by Annette Atkinson) and photography (Avis Mukyungnik and Amanda Pingushat coached by Steve Penney).
Issakiark and Nipisar were invited to the national in TV/video production, while Vayda was invited for baking.
Billard said the number of participants at this year's Nunavut event was lower than usual.
He said there were only 41 competitors in 10 categories, both down significantly from past years.
"There was only one team in four different categories, so, by default, they received a gold medal," said Billard.
"Our TV/video production entry was one of those, but our little team produced a video good enough to qualify for the national, so I'm tickled pink.
The Arviat youths garnered 12 medals and a pair of invitations to the Skills Canada national competition in Vancouver, June 5-8.
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The changes make it difficult for senior civil servants to blow the whistle on politicians who behave unethically.
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The students asked Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield 12 questions in the 10-and-a-half minutes the station was in range.
The educational program was delivered by volunteers with the amateur radio on the International Space Station (ARISS).
The organization ARISS Canada aims to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through amateur radio communications opportunities.
ARISS is an international working group of delegations from nine countries, including Canada, Japan, Russia, the U.S. and several European countries.
The organization is run by volunteers from national amateur radio organizations and the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. from each country.
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"...The students selected to ask Hadfield a question were Curtis Kridluar, Michael Wallace, Lukisha Tatty, Jakob Voisey, Jaden Sigurdson, Katauyak Everard, Tatonya Autut, Desiree Autut, Nathaniel Fredlund, Nick Deagle, Tyrese Dias, Precious Maningas, Sidney Nichol, Dione Adams, Tristen Dias and Layla Autut...."