December 04, 2011 - 6:24 am
Display highlights climate change in the Arctic SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS
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..
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..
December 04, 2011 - 5:25 am
Canada urged to support new global treaty to cut climate-warming emissions SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS
MIKE DE SOUZA
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..
December 03, 2011 - 10:27 am
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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.
December 03, 2011 - 5:49 am
"A serious problem for Nunavummiut" SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS
“What is really hard to hear is Canada..
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.
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..
December 02, 2011 - 2:05 pm
Quebec bill would see civilian panel oversee police investigations of police SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ 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..
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..
December 02, 2011 - 10:58 am
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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..
December 02, 2011 - 11:25 am
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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..
December 02, 2011 - 6:36 am
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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..
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..
December 02, 2011 - 5:05 am
"Very bad news" SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS
MIKE DE SOUZA
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..