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-none- March 28, 1997 - 1:27 pm

My Little Corner of Canada: Jonah Kelly

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JOHN AMAGOALIK

In a world of constant change and countless faces who are famous for 15 minutes, reliability and a familiar voice which endures gives us comfort.

For more than four decades of broadcasting, Jonah Kelly has been the voice of endurance and reliable as the rising sun.

Jonah has...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:26 pm

Iqaluit residents build fortresses against thieves

Targets of break-ins create fortresses to make it harder for robbers.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

Police say a tip through Crimestoppers has helped them solve at least fifteen break-ins since January.

Seven suspects, including three minors, face charges in connection with the robberies, which targetted businesses and private homes alike.

“As it stands today, we’ve cleared 15...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:22 pm

Inuit women voice concerns in Puvirnituq

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Information technology will play an important role in keeping Inuit women up to date on issues affecting them and their communities.

Mary Nashook, secretary-treasurer of Pauktuutit Inuit Women’s Association addressed about 45 delegates who attended the association’s annual...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:15 pm

U.S. may build $25 million observatory in Resolute Bay

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

The northern lights of Resolute Bay may have lured a fortune in American research dollars.

Dr. Terry Hughes of the Canadian Space Agency confirmed Wednesday that the U.S. National Science Foundation wants to spend US $25 million to build a modern radar observatory in the remote High...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:14 pm

The Inuk who will build Nunavut

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TODD PHILLIPS

Tagak Curley is no stranger to boardrooms, negotiating tables and backrooms.

One of the Keewatin’s wiliest politicians, over the past 20 years Curley has survived political triumphs, disappointing losses, and personal upheavals.

Curley was a founding president of the Inuit...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:12 pm

Corporation unveils Nunavut building plans

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Iqalungmiut ­ along with people living in 10 other Nunavut communities ­ will soon get a chance to work on constructing a long list of new Nunavut government office buildings and staff housing units.

Officials from the Nunavut Construction Corporation, the contractor overseeing...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:11 pm

Ottawa won’t build Nunavut legislative assembly

On April 1, 1999, Nunavut's first premier will welcome visiting dignitaries and politicians to an office building ­ not a legislative assembly building.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

There are no plans yet to construct a permanent legislative assembly building for the first Nunavut government.

Federal officials told members of a Town of Iqaluit committee this week that the Nunavut government will have to decide whether it wants to construct a distinct...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:11 pm

Ottawa won’t build Nunavut legislative assembly

On April 1, 1999, Nunavut's first premier will welcome visiting dignitaries and politicians to an office building ­ not a legislative assembly building.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

There are no plans yet to construct a permanent legislative assembly building for the first Nunavut government.

Federal officials told members of a Town of Iqaluit committee this week that the Nunavut government will have to decide whether it wants to construct a distinct...

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Nunavut March 28, 1997 - 1:02 pm

Industry lobby could kill federal contaminants bill

The Inuit Tapirisat of Canada is urging Ottawa to get Bill C-74 through the House of Commons before the next election.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

A tough new federal environmental law will likely die before the upcoming federal election campaign starts up, Ottawa insiders say.

That’s unwelcome news for many aboriginal people and northerners concerned about contaminants in the Arctic food chain.

Industry groups opposed to Bill...

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-none- March 21, 1997 - 12:29 pm

My Little Corner of Canada: Look beyond the issue

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JOHN AMAGOALIK

What will gender parity achieve?” you ask.

By itself, nothing. It is only a means to an end.

Gender parity will not be a magic wand which will make our problems disappear. Unlike Lucien Bouchard, we do not claim to possess such a thing.

It is how the Nunavut legislative assembly...

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Nunavut March 21, 1997 - 12:28 pm

Obituary: Rankin Inlet elder fondly remembered

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

PETER ERNERK
Special to Nunatsiaq News

RANKIN INLET ­ When I lived in Naujaat-Repulse Bay in the 1950’s, I often heard my mother Irene Katak talking about her relatives. Among them was Lucien Taparti.

She used to wish that she would like to see him once again in those days before she died. She...

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Nunavut March 21, 1997 - 12:27 pm

Beloved elder dies out where he loved life

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

One of Rankin Inlet’s most beloved elders died last week where he was born ­ out on the land in the central Arctic.

Lucien Taparti, 71, never returned from a trip on the land to hunt caribou.

Taparti went out hunting last Saturday with his wife Mary-Anne and family friend Monica Bruce.

When he...

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Nunavut March 21, 1997 - 12:26 pm

Iqaluit rejects offer to take on airport firefighting

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

The Iqaluit Fire Department will not take over the emergency response service at Nunavut’s busiest airport after the GNWT cuts that service March 31.

The territorial government asked if the Town would provide the service, but council said it doesn’t want that...

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Nunavut March 21, 1997 - 12:20 pm

News story helps girl get wheelchair

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN


Seven-year old Mary-Jane Uquqtunnuak from Taloyoak will get a new wheelchair, after all.

And friends and family of the girl won’t have to come up with eight million pop-can pull tabs to buy it.

“They didn’t have to save the tabs in the first place,” said Ray Pearse, one of two...

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Nunavut March 21, 1997 - 12:18 pm

Coast Guard to maintain icebreaking services

Lobbying effort pays off for commercial shippers, arctic communities

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

The Coast Guard will provide full icebreaking services across the Arctic during this summer’s sealift.

“It certainly is good news for all the people in the western Arctic who depend on the sealift,” Cameron Clement, chairman of the Arctic Marine Advisory Board said last week.

Under...

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Nunavut March 21, 1997 - 12:16 pm

GNWT won’t give up pay equity fight

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

The GNWT refuses to concede a loss in its dispute with its employees over pay equity.

The territorial government will try to bring its case before yet another court ­ this time the nation’s highest court.

Finance Minister John Todd responded to last month’s Federal Court of...

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Nunavut March 21, 1997 - 12:02 pm

Gender parity question unveiled

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Organizers of the gender parity plebiscite released the question this week that they will ask Nunavut residents on May 26.

“Should the first Nunavut Legislative Assembly have equal numbers of men and women MLAs, with one man and woman elected to represent each electoral...

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Nunavut March 14, 1997 - 11:59 am

The real Mathew Henson

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JIM SHIRLEY

Most northerners have routines to get us through daily life.

Mine seem to center on the radio news broadcasts that come on at various points of the day. I depend on them to get a sense of the pulse of the times I’m living in.

I was particularly interested in hearing, the other day,...

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Nunavut March 14, 1997 - 11:59 am

The real Mathew Henson

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JIM SHIRLEY

Most northerners have routines to get us through daily life.

Mine seem to center on the radio news broadcasts that come on at various points of the day. I depend on them to get a sense of the pulse of the times I’m living in.

I was particularly interested in hearing, the other day,...

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Nunavut March 14, 1997 - 11:58 am

Turner to make movie in Iqaluit about Mathew Henson

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

A crew of about 100 will descend on Iqaluit next month to begin filming the story of Mathew Henson, the man who accompanied explorer Robert Peary to the North Pole.

Regional Tourism Officer Rick Hamburg said scouts from Turner Network Television came to the town to find out if...

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