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By: Nunatsiaq News  09-12-2011

EDITORIAL

 November 10, 2011 - 12:36 pm

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This is a simple issue. It’s so simple it..

EDITORIAL

 October 25, 2011 - 7:46 am

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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.

Don’t expect much. If MLAs were as serious about this issue as they claim, they would have got involved much earlier.

Ottawa..

EDITORIAL

 October 18, 2011 - 9:12 am

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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.

For those of you who may not have heard of it, Bill C-10, marketed to the public as..

EDITORIAL

 September 20, 2011 - 8:35 am

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“The..

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 September 12, 2011 - 9:51 am

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Many Nunavut residents know about the phenomenon called the “Arctic mirage,” that visual trick that sunlight creates when it passes through frigid air, making non-existent objects look real to the careless observer.

These optical illusions sometimes fooled explorers like Robert Peary, who duped..

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 August 15, 2011 - 12:42 pm

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As Iqaluit’s population expands year after year, it’s to be expected that growing numbers of people will compete for shrinking expanses of open space.

This includes open space that once accommodated many types of informal, traditional and unregulated uses.

As of this year, the city’s population..

EDITORIAL

 August 02, 2011 - 9:03 am

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Like ugly fashion trends, bad ideas often rise and fall in cycles.

So it’s to be expected that sooner or later somebody would resurrect Nunavut’s public policy version of the mullet: regional health boards.

Enter the newly-revived Nunavut Association of Municipalities. In a resolution this past..

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09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - letters

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 - 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

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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

NunatsiaqOnline - news

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.


09-12-2011

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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 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.