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..
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..
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..
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..
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“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..
December 01, 2011 - 10:07 am
"The whole international system on climate change will be placed in peril" SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS
MIKE DE SOUZA
December 01, 2011 - 8:10 am
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..
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..
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.
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..
November 30, 2011 - 3:39 pm
"Cause for serious concern" SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ 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..
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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..
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..
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..