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By: Nunatsiaq News  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, climate change

Nunavut

 December 01, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Eeyou marine area covers most southerly section of Nunavut

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A offshore rights agreement between Canada, Nunavut and the James Bay Cree received royal assent Dec. 1.

The deal, signed July 7, 2010 in Chisasibi, Quebec, gives the James Bay Cree ownership over 80 per cent of the land area covered by a chain of islands in James Bay.

Those islands lie outside..

Nunavut

 December 01, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Bulk sampling project near Iqaluit to go forward in 2012

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd., the operator of the Chidliak project near Iqaluit, said Nov. 30 that its majority partner, BHP Billiton, is committed to doing a major bulk sample progam at the site in 2012.

“BHP Billiton continues to view Chidliak as a highly promising diamond exploration project and has..

Iqaluit

 December 01, 2011 - 2:22 pm

City spends $50,000 in vain on P3 pitch

DEAN MORRISON

That’s because PPP Canada recently decided municipal recreation projects are no no longer eligible for funding..

Iqaluit

 December 01, 2011 - 1:49 pm

"'Ah-ha!' moments come from hearing other communities’ stories and successes”

SARAH ROGERS

Community wellness workers from across the Baffin region are in Iqaluit this week, sharing ideas on how to improve the quality of living for the communities they serve.

They’re the men and women who deliver prenatal services, parenting support, addiction counselling, and other health care programs..

Iqaluit

 December 01, 2011 - 12:29 pm

JANE GEORGE
Climate Change

 December 01, 2011 - 12:00 pm

“With a greener and warmer Arctic, more development is likely”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Arctic has settled into new phase – warmer, greener, and with less ice,  the 2011 United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Arctic Report Card” said Dec. 1.

Changes to the Arctic are chronicled annually in the Arctic Report Card, prepared by an international team of..

Climate Change

 December 01, 2011 - 10:07 am

"The whole international system on climate change will be placed in peril"

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MIKE DE SOUZA
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Nunavik

 December 01, 2011 - 8:10 am

JANE GEORGE
Around the Arctic

 December 01, 2011 - 6:18 am

“This could become an epidemic if we’re not proactive and educating”

SARAH ROGERS

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and it also marks the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness week in Canada.

For the Pauktuutit national Inuit Women’s association, AIDS prevention is an ongoing campaign.

“It’s always about education and awareness,” said Elisapie Sheutiapik, the president of Pauktuutit, who..

Nunavik

 December 01, 2011 - 5:31 am

Health board says "pregnant women should be encouraged to decrease their alcohol consumption"

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — Women in Nunavik should not drink when they are pregnant.

That’s the clear position of counsellors at the Kativik Regional Government.

“Pregnant women shouldn’t drink at all,” said Siasi Smiler, the regional counsellor for Inukjuak, reacting Nov. 30 to a presentation by public health..

Nunavut

 December 01, 2011 - 5:15 am

Negotiators await mediation in April 2012

JIM BELL

About 180 unionized workers at the Qulliq Energy Corp. find themselves in a legal strike position this week, after 89 per cent voted yes in principle to a work stoppage.

Nunavut

 December 01, 2011 - 5:00 am

But Makimaniq action plan isn't public yet

SARAH ROGERS

The Poverty Reduction Action Plan produced by the summit is still a few weeks away from release, although the plan has a name – Makimaniq, Inuktitut for..

Climate Change

 November 30, 2011 - 3:39 pm

"Cause for serious concern"

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MARGARET MUNRO
Postmedia News

An international team is warning that permafrost — which covers almost half of Canada — could release climate warming gases more quickly than expected.

There is “cause for serious concern,” say the scientists, who underscore “the urgent need to reduce atmospheric..

Nunavut

 November 30, 2011 - 3:23 pm

SARAH ROGERS
Nunavik

 November 30, 2011 - 3:20 pm

JANE GEORGE
Iqaluit

 November 30, 2011 - 12:38 pm

SARAH ROGERS
Nunavik

 November 30, 2011 - 11:29 am

Goldbrook rejects Chinese partner's buy-out offer

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
Around the Arctic

 November 30, 2011 - 9:59 am

"We have yet to make a commercial discovery"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After spending $1 billion looking for oil off Greenland, Cairn Energy has come up dry.

The company has plugged its two remaining wells off the coast of western Greenland, without finding any signs of the substantial oil reserves thought to lie off Greenland.

“The first phase of Cairn’s..

Nunavut

 November 30, 2011 - 9:33 am

"Like trying to find a needle in a haystack”

DEAN MORRISON

Foul weather has hampered the search for Kimmirut’s Mayor Jamesie Kootoo, who went missing on the land Nov. 26 while on a hunting trip.

After the 67-year-old Kootoo didn’t come back from his one-day caribou hunt Nov. 26, the local search and rescue committee in Kimmirut started to look for..

Nunavut

 November 30, 2011 - 9:10 am

One of the first Order of Nunavut medals goes to retired Anglican minister

SARAH ROGERS

Iqaluit’s Rev. Mike Gardener became the first Nunavummiut to be presented with the Order of Nunavut Nov. 29.

Gardener, his wife Margaret, family and a number of friends and dignitaries filled the legislative assembly chamber Nov. 29 to see him receive the territory’s newest and highest honour from..

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Keywords: climate change, health care

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09-12-2011

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I would like to express my and my siblings’ gratitude for the physical, spiritual and emotional care given to our mother Sepora Kitikshimik Kumarluk of Umiujaq, who went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2011. For many years, my kids were learning Inuktitut at school, but all it seems they have learned is how to draw igloos and colour inuksuks. Her mother passed away when she was very young and her father remarried to Pitsiulaalaaq.


09-12-2011

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A tradition developed on Scottish whaling ships to the Arctic that crew members making their first trip – green hands as they were called – had to be initiated to the rigors of the north. KENN HARPER On the return sled journey from Repulse Bay to Danish Island, Rasmussen and Nasaitsordluarssuk made a fortuitous short-cut inland from Havilland Bay to Gore Bay.


09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - editorial

Bill C-10, the big new criminal justice law the Conservative government placed before the House of Commons Sept. 20, promises to create a costly new headache for the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Justice. Nunavut MLAs, meeting together as committee of the whole, continued hearings Oct. 25 that began this past June on the federal government’s Nutrition North Canada program.


09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - features

Laughter makes Terry “Aislin” Mosher happy — and he was pleased to hear hoots of laughter from everyone at the Nov. 2 launch of the Polar Lines cartoon exhibition in Ottawa. Students in Alain Cloutier’s class recently crafted two umiaks for the made-in-Quebec film, which is now in production in Mingan, an Innu reserve on Quebec’s Lower North..


09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - commentary

Even though it was at the very end of an important historic period for Inuit, one could see the forces that would play an important role particularly in the growth and development of the arts. France’s ambassador for polar affairs, Michel Rocard, recently suggested that Canada has given up on the competition with Russia to attract commercial shipping into the Arctic.


09-12-2011

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FRANK TESTER DURBAN, South Africa — Jordan Konek and Curtis Kuunuaq of Arviat opened their booth Dec. 3, part of the many displays at the United Nations climate change summit now underway in Durban, South Africa. Nunavik stands alone with regards to its poor health and social indicators, the Quebec government’s annual review of health across province revealed Nov. 30.