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LETTERS April 23, 2014 - 9:11 am

Iqaluit thrift shop not an Anglican project

"I wish to clarify that we are not an Anglican church program"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I have noted in recent stories about the Anglican church that you have included the Iqaluit thrift shop as one of the church’s social development programs.

As a founding member of the Piviniit Society, I would like to correct your error.

The Piviniit Society was established in 2005 as a...

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NEWS April 23, 2014 - 8:08 am

Plight of homeless Montreal Inuit women often hidden from view

"Women are doing what they can to survive"

SARAH ROGERS

MONTREAL — Though homeless Inuit men outnumber homeless Inuit women in Montreal, it’s homeless women who may find themselves at greater risk, a Japanese researcher, Nobuhiro Kishigami, has found.

That’s no surprise to outreach worker Tina Pisuktie, who works with Inuit women out of Montreal’s Chez...

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NEWS April 22, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Nunavut women prepare to take their first steps of hope

“I will be sustained during the walk by memories of those who died too soon"

SARAH ROGERS

Veronica Tattuinee-Connelly couldn’t commit to the 200-kilometre trek, but she’s decided to become part of Women in Action anyway.

She recently organized a loonie-toonie sale that brought in $2,100, along with other donations she drew from businesses and organizations in her hometown of Rankin...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Ottawa should set aside Nunavut mining royalties to build housing

“This is not about devolution, this is simply the honour of the Crown”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I was driving to work this morning and saw Leona Aglukkaq on the road. I must say that she looked well. It was clear to me that her career as a federal minster is agreeing with her.

Leona’s presence also signalled to me that something important was going on this week in Iqaluit. I felt certain...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 3:49 pm

In memory of Alan McRae

Alan McRae: Feb. 12, 1956 — Feb. 16, 2014

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Alan McRae passed away suddenly on Feb. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife Napatchie, children Patrick, Kerri and Ningiurapik, grandchildren Alexander, Riley, Arthur, Jennifer, Robin, Maya, Caitlin, Isla, Loïc, Ariel and Cameron, and his older brothers Gordon and Ian.

Alan was an incredibly...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Nunavut commissioner withdraws from Steps of Hope walk

"It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write this letter ..."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write this letter to my many caring supporters, Women in Action, my rock, family and friends.

As the start date for the Women in Action—Steps of Hope 2014 draws nearer day by day, it is only fair that I inform you that I too have been forced to withdraw from...

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NEWS April 22, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Nunavut arts festival heads west to Cambridge Bay this summer

"We need to make sure we’re fostering the development of new artists"

DAVID MURPHY

The Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association plans to showcase its talent in Cambridge Bay this year.

The Kitikmeot community of 1,500 people will host the 15th anniversary of the Nunavut Arts Festival between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26 — the first time it’s been held in Cambridge Bay since 2001.

The idea...

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EDITORIAL April 22, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Should Nunavut build a university?

Does Canada need an Arctic university? The answer to that question is yes.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

When James Nasso, the chair of Agnico Eagle’s board of directors, declared April 10 that his firm would donate $5 million to a future Nunavut university, a sympathetic audience of mining symposium delegates gave him a standing ovation.

When we published the ensuing story on our website, the issue...

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NEWS April 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Nunavik writers: tell CPAWS what you love about your natural environment

Parks and wilderness group launches contest to raise awareness about Nunavik's ecosystem

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Quebec chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has teamed up with some Nunavik organizations to launch a contest called Northern Inspiration, which aims to raise awareness about the region’s natural environment.

CPAWS, along with the Kativik Regional Government and the Fédération...

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NEWS April 21, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Gazprom announces first shipment of offshore Arctic oil

Greenpeace says it continues to stand against Arctic oil drilling

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the first shipment of oil from the state-owned energy company Gazprom April 18, marking the first-ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe.

The new blend, extracted from the Pechora Sea, called ARCO, debuted on the global market April...

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NEWS April 21, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Nunavut woman’s fits of jealousy lead to jail time

Nipisa Shaa threatened, assaulted women in Cape Dorset for five months

DAVID MURPHY

A Cape Dorset woman will head to jail for a month after a five-month campaign of death threats and violence, fueled by jealousy of women she believed had become her ex-boyfriend’s new lovers.

Nipisa Shaa, 25, pleaded guilty to 11 counts at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit April 17 — most of...

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NEWS April 21, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Three million years ago, when Greenland really was green

Ancient tundra landscape preserved for at least 2.7 million years

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

New research has revealed evidence of an ancient, three-million-year-old tundra landscape that lies preserved and untouched beneath the more than three kilometres of ice that form the vast Greenland ice sheet.

The research, reported April 17 in the journal Science, reveals that even during the...

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NEWS April 21, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Agnico Eagle says country food near Nunavut’s Meadowbank is safe to eat

Regular vegetation sampling to take place again in August 2014

LISA GREGOIRE

Agnico Eagle Mines says it is confident that levels of lead and other heavy metals in vegetation around its Meadowbank gold mine site are safe at this point and pose no threat to human health through the consumption of country foods.

The company recently submitted a letter to the Nunavut Impact...

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Kitty Angnatuk shows off her catch as she takes part in an April 21 fishing competition at Kuujjuaq’s Stewart Lake. Competitors were aiming to pull up the heaviest fish to win the competition’s top prize: an HF radio, although all participants received $20 per fish. The Kuujjuaq Pinguatitsijingiit recreation committee organized a number of Easter games April 21, including ptarmigan hunting, ice chiseling and a dog sled race. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)
Kitty Angnatuk shows off her catch as she takes part in an April 21 fishing competition at Kuujjuaq’s Stewart Lake. Competitors were aiming to pull up the heaviest fish to win the competition’s top prize: an HF radio, although all participants received $20 per fish. The Kuujjuaq Pinguatitsijingiit recreation committee organized a number of Easter games April 21, including ptarmigan hunting, ice chiseling and a dog sled race. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)

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