NunatsiaqOnline - letters

By: Nunatsiaq News  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care

LETTERS

 November 30, 2011 - 10:59 am

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

What is the goal for the health care system in Kingait anyways?

It seems like they are waiting for every person to catch tuberculosis.

It has been spreading for years and never been stopped in a small town of about 1,200 people.

Many persons have never been evaluated and the houses of TB..

LETTERS

 November 28, 2011 - 4:02 pm

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Alcohol has never been part of our culture and lifestyle but it is available now, thanks to our friends who came up north.

Look what it brought us: misery, poverty, trouble with friends and police, social..

LETTERS

 November 28, 2011 - 3:53 pm

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I can’t get over how much crime, with murders and shooting, there are here now in Nunavut.

I actually think I can answer why this is happening so much now. It’s because the courts are not punishing people who are committing the crimes, especially murders.

Good examples are people getting slaps..

LETTERS

 November 28, 2011 - 2:00 pm

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

We appreciate your coverage on this important issue.

The article mentions that NTI and the regional Inuit associations will only grant..

LETTERS

 November 28, 2011 - 1:57 pm

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Hockey, hockey, hockey. Millions of dollars are spent on this national pass-time in our community.

But it might come as a surprise to the recreation department that there are citizens who do not play or even like the game.

However, much of the department’s budget is earmarked for this very..

LETTERS

 November 28, 2011 - 12:55 pm

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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.

I learned my language from my parents, always the best way.

A few weeks ago an Inuktitut teacher said to me “Why don’t you speak Inuktitut to your kids?”

I..

LETTERS

 November 17, 2011 - 1:21 pm

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We would like to say thank you to everyone who was there for our family during this difficult time.

Geesee was known and respected by a lot of people. We would like to say thank you to everyone who gave prayers.

We would also like to say thank you to his wife Geela Akulukjuk for the tireless..

LETTERS

 November 17, 2011 - 10:33 am

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Martha Kilabuk was born to Anugaakulu and Naullaq Kelly near Kimmirut on July 27, 1935.

Her mother passed away when she was very young and her father remarried to Pitsiulaalaaq. She was wife to Harry Kilabuk and a mother of 15 children, but lost three.

Martha was a member of the Women’s..

LETTERS

 November 17, 2011 - 10:22 am

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I’m writing in regards to the news that the Arviat DEA has decided to allow Bibles to be distributed in the schools.

This causes me great concern as a parent with a child who will be entering into the Nunavut school system in the near future.

As we attempt to build and foster a unique learning..

LETTERS

 November 04, 2011 - 2:30 pm

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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. 

Loving care was given by our stepfather Willie, the nurses and doctors, family members..

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