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

Climate Change

 December 04, 2011 - 6:24 am

Display highlights climate change in the Arctic

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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.

And it didn’t take long for some of the 20,000 official delegates, representatives..

Nunavik

 December 04, 2011 - 6:14 am

“We wanted to take an Inuit cultural aspect and make it reflect an airline”

SARAH ROGERS

It’s a bird, it’s a plane – well, actually, it’s both.

Air Inuit has a new look that will take to the skies in mid-December after the airline underwent a redesign earlier this year.

As part of the revamp, the Makivik Corp.-owned airline decided to swap its trademark red, orange and yellow stripes..

Climate Change

 December 04, 2011 - 5:25 am

Canada urged to support new global treaty to cut climate-warming emissions

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MIKE DE SOUZA
Postmedia News

DURBAN, South Africa — Signs of progress emerged Saturday at international climate change negotiations as thousands took to the streets urging global leaders to step up their efforts.

The demonstration came one day after China indicated it was considering joining a..

Iqaluit

 December 03, 2011 - 10:27 am

JANE GEORGE
Climate Change

 December 03, 2011 - 6:50 am

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Nunavik

 December 03, 2011 - 6:04 am

Nunavimmiut are in poorer health and die at an earlier age than others in Quebec

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavimmiut may crave cheerful news in the lead-up to the holidays.

But they won’t be hearing any from Quebec’s health department.

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.

There..

Climate Change

 December 03, 2011 - 5:49 am

"A serious problem for Nunavummiut"

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FRANK TESTER

“What is really hard to hear is Canada..

Nunavut

 December 03, 2011 - 5:03 am

Coke abandons white for iconic red-coloured pop can

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Coca-Cola’s “Arctic Home” white can campaign has received a frosty reception this holiday season.

So much so that the company stopped production of its limited edition white cans this week, replacing them with a red version.

Nunavut

 December 02, 2011 - 3:25 pm

The GN “hasn’t made much progress," Tagak Curley says

SARAH ROGERS

The Government of Nunavut should hold its next election in the fall of 2012, says Tagak Curley, who resigned as minister of health and social services Nov. 16.

The Rankin Inlet North MLA said that he and his fellow Nunavummiut are frustrated with the current government, which he says “hasn’t made..

Nunavik

 December 02, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Quebec bill would see civilian panel oversee police investigations of police

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KEVIN DOUGHERTY
Postmedia News

QUEBEC — Robert Dutil, Quebec’s public security minister, presented a bill Friday to create a civilian bureau to oversee the work of police forces investigating other police forces.

The Bureau civil de surveillance des enquetes independantes would be headed by a..

Nunavik

 December 02, 2011 - 11:06 am

Company looks to 2013 completion of Deception Bay port

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik’s second nickel mine says its plans to be in operation by 2012 remain unchanged.

That’s despite an unforeseen delay in the construction of the mine’s port and docking facilities along the Hudson Strait.

Canadian Royalties had to reconsider its plans last July when the port it started..

Iqaluit

 December 02, 2011 - 10:58 am

DEAN MORRISON
Nunavut

 December 02, 2011 - 11:55 am

Volunteers take advantage of clearer weather

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A search for Kimmirut’s missing mayor, 67-year-old Jamesie Kootoo, continued Dec. 2, with searchers taking advantage of better weather.

He was last seen near Qurvik Lake, where he was having trouble with..

Nunavut

 December 02, 2011 - 11:25 am

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Nunavik

 December 02, 2011 - 9:02 am

Quebec asked to lower a legal driving age for ATVs and snowmobiles in Nunavik

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — Nunavik wants to see kids be legally able at 14 years old to drive snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, both considered off-highway vehicles by Quebec.

However, in the rest of Quebec, you must be 16 to drive these vehicles.

And Quebec officials remain “reluctant” to amend those laws..

Nunavut

 December 02, 2011 - 6:36 am

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Nunavik

 December 02, 2011 - 5:31 am

JANE GEORGE
Nunavik

 December 02, 2011 - 5:11 am

"As Canadian citizens, we have to abide by the law"

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — Police revealed the latest figures on crime and drug and alcohol seizures to Kativik Regional Government councillors on Dec. 1, the final day of their meeting this week in Kuujjuaq.

But some of the numbers delivered by police didn’t impress the councillors — either because they were..

Iqaluit

 December 02, 2011 - 5:08 am

“The van really tells people ‘Hey, we’re here!’"

SARAH ROGERS

Dr. Leia Cunningham has a new set of wheels.

Her driving force? She wants to provide better healthcare for Iqaluit’s pets.

Fresh from her studies, Cunningham is the community’s new veterinarian and also Iqaluit’s first born-and-bred animal doctor.

And she’s got a brand-new clinic on wheels to..

Climate Change

 December 02, 2011 - 5:05 am

"Very bad news"

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MIKE DE SOUZA
Postmedia News

Another emerging economy, Brazil, has joined China in questioning the sincerity of the Canadian government’s anti-Kyoto Protocol musings at, South Africa.

Environment Minister Peter Kent has said the..

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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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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.