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-none- April 25, 1997 - 11:40 am

The federal election and Nunavut

JIM BELL

Not so long ago it used to be that federal elections were a big deal in Nunavut.

Whoever managed to claw his or her way into Parliament as the member for Nunatsiaq enjoyed much prestige in Nunavut. For many young would-be politicians on the make, to become MP for Nunatsiaq was to find the Holy...

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-none- April 25, 1997 - 11:32 am

My Little Corner of Canada: Once upon a time

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Once upon a time…these are words that open up a whole world of far off places, adventures, and journeys of the mind. They introduce children to the magic kingdom of the imagination. They are written by an instrument that is mightier than the sword.

Having been surrounded by the...

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Iqaluit April 25, 1997 - 11:31 am

Artists needed: NIC opens contest for Nunavut flag design

All submissions to help chief herald come up with suitable emblems for Canada's newest territory

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

­The search is on for a new Nunavut territorial flag.

Polar bears, narwhals, northern lights, inukshuks­all are well-known symbols of Canada’s Arctic. But selecting a single design to stand as an emblem for the whole territory is not so easy as it may seem.

So the Nunavut...

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Nunavut April 25, 1997 - 11:30 am

Drunken QIA members face expulsion from board

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Two executive members of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association will likely be removed from the board for breaking the organization’s code of conduct.

Secretary-treasurer John Illupalik and Community Director Jaypeetee Akeeagok were apparently drunk last Sunday and the flight crew on...

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Iqaluit April 25, 1997 - 11:29 am

Cross-country trek show of strength for Baffin family

Akavak clan to make the trip from Kimmirut with help from friends, well-wishers

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

­A seven-year-old girl plans to walk 100 miles next week in the name of family unity.

Inuusiq Akavak is making the trek from Kimmirut to Iqaluit with her father Moosa, her mother Pitsiula, and four siblings, to show that a strong family is essential for healthy...

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Iqaluit April 25, 1997 - 11:28 am

Iqaluit treats famous runner’s parents to taste of the north

An offbeat high school program takes its inspiration from the life of Terry Fox

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS


­The couple who gave up their private lives to keep their son’s dream alive visited Nunavut this week for a little rest and relaxation.

Betty and Rolly Fox managed to hunt on the land and even golf on the sea ice. But the parents of Canada’s most famous cancer-research...

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Nunavut April 25, 1997 - 11:27 am

Gender parity forces unveil plebiscite strategy

Campaign to include pamplets, ads and community visits as Yes side tries to dispel fear that dual-member ridings cost more

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Buttons declaring “I understand” in Inuktitut and Innuinaqtun will begin appearing as the gender parity plebiscite campaign comes alive.

Supporters of dual member, one-man, one-woman constituencies kicked off their campaign earlier this week.

John Amagoalik, chief commissioner...

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Nunavut April 25, 1997 - 11:20 am

Nunavik offshore agreement on hold again

A lot of time and money on the line

JANE GEORGE

Makivik Corporation negotiators met in Ottawa this week to salvage a long-awaited offshore agreement between Quebec Inuit and the federal government.

But disputes over territory on the Labrador coast and an impending federal election have stalled talks.

The offshore agreement would extend Quebec...

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Nunavut April 25, 1997 - 11:13 am

Mine probe at Nanisivik to study environmental practices

But complaints from residents not likely to block mine owners from getting water license.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

The GNWT will investigate complaints of unsafe environmental practices at the Nanisivik Mine.

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) had called for a formal environmental review of Nansivik Mines Ltd. in response to complaints it received from residents of nearby Arctic...

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-none- April 18, 1997 - 2:23 pm

My Little Corner of Canada: Your hearts and minds

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In the coming weeks before the vote on gender parity in Nunavut’s legislature, the two sides of the campaign will be tugging at your hearts and minds to vote Yes or No on the issue.

They will appeal to your fears and aspirations. They will appeal to your reasonings and emotions.

The debate will...

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Nunavut April 18, 1997 - 2:22 pm

Northern newspapers scoop up awards

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Editor Todd Phillips accepted two awards on behalf of Nunatsiaq News earlier this month at the Ontario Community Newspapers Association convention in Toronto for our work in 1996.
Competing against weekly newspapers from across the province, Phillips won the Walter Brebner award for the best...

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Nunavut April 18, 1997 - 2:21 pm

Wakeham Bay defends Toonik Tyme Cup

They came, conquered again, and took Baffin's prized hockey trophy back to Nunavik.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

They skated faster, passed better, scored one more goal than an Iqaluit all-star team, and returned home champions.

The Wakeham Bay (Kangirsujuaq) hockey team also defended their Toonik Tyme Cup championship only hours after learning that team captain Charlie Alaqu’s mother had died.

“We talked...

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Nunavut April 18, 1997 - 2:20 pm

Adams-Klassen will seek Liberal nomination

Baffin Liberals seeking more candidates for party nomination

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

A bureaucrat with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is seeking the federal Liberal party nomination for Nunatsiaq riding.

Eva Adams-Klassen told party members gathered for a pre-nomination meeting in Iqaluit last Sunday that she would put her name forward for the Liberal nomination if departing...

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Nunavut April 18, 1997 - 2:19 pm

The mace embarks on Baffin celebrity tour

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

When the people of Cape Dorset packed their community hall last weekend, they weren’t craning their necks to see dignitaries.

They wanted to see and touch the great club Anaotalok, the mace of the Northwest Territories.

Deputy premier and South Baffin MLA Goo Arlooktoo, Sam...

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-none- April 18, 1997 - 2:18 pm

The men behind the mace

It's been forty years since nine Cape Dorset carvers were paid $70 each to capture the spirit of the North in bone, stone, gold and wood.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

­It was an honor long past due, many people said, as a cheering Cape Dorset crowd paid tribute to the artists who created the original mace of the Northwest Territories.

In a ceremony last weekend, four of those artists were paid tribute for their work in 1955. Five other...

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Nunavut April 18, 1997 - 2:17 pm

Wildlife board survives funding flap, learns lesson

NWMB fends off attempt to change contract with feds

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board wants a better way to get its money each year, after a terse legal standoff with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.

“A contribution agreement is not the right transportation method for funding,” Jim Noble, assistant director of the...

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Nunavut April 18, 1997 - 2:13 pm

Jack Anawak named interim commissioner

The former MP will manage a $10 million budget over the next two years to set up Nunavut's first public government.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

TODD PHILLIPS

­Ron Irwin let Nunavut’s worst-kept secret out of the bag this week ­ Jack Anawak is interim commissioner.

Anawak resigned as MP in the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon.

Later that day, the three signatories to the Nunavut Political Accord, the government of Canada, Nunavut...

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-none- April 11, 1997 - 2:06 pm

My Little Corner of Canada: Joanasie’s huskies

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Joanasie pressed his forehead against the window of the airplane and looked down on the sea ice below.

It was late June but the sea ice of the High Arctic was still solid except for open leads.

“I’ll be travelling on that tonight,” he thought to himself.

Joanasie had left home almost a year ago...

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Nunavut April 11, 1997 - 2:05 pm

NWT midgets stand tall in Nova Scotia tourney

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

TODD PHILLIPS

Goalie Brad Holmes watched helplessly from the bench as his teammates tried to score two goals to tie the game.

With only 1:27 left to play, Holmes says he thought the game was over. The Yellowknife-based goalie had let in four goals. His rival at the other end of the ice only

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Nunavut April 11, 1997 - 2:04 pm

Boundaries commission starts Nunavut tour

A commission touring Nunavut wants to know what people think about how the Nunavut legislative assembly's electoral districts should be organized. But don't tell them what you think about gender parity ­ they don't want to know.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Setting up the boundaries for the Nunavut legislative assembly’s first electoral districts began this month.

The Nunavut Electoral Boundaries Commission has started its work on figuring out how Nunavut’s new constituencies should look. The commission has just three months to do...

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