Nunatsiaq Online
-none- May 30, 1997 - 2:14 pm

My Little Corner of Canada: A humbling experience

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JOHN AMAGOALIK

What can we say? It was a humbling experience. We thought we had a good chance of convincing enough people that this is a good idea. We tried. It wasn’t enough. Perhaps if we had one more week to make our case or had more time to visit more communities. If the vote had not taken...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 30, 1997 - 2:10 pm

Eastern Arctic not getting warmer, scientists say

A team of glacial ice experts say Mother Nature's thermostat has kept the eastern Arctic at about the same temperature since 1960

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

Scientists probing the depths of glacial ice on Baffin Island have found no evidence of global warming in the eastern Arctic.

In fact, researchers with the Canadian Geological Survey say the most significant warming trend here ended about 10,000 years ago ­ at the end of the last ice...

FULL STORY
-none- May 30, 1997 - 2:02 pm

Pangnirtung lands a net full of jobs

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

Pangnirtung fish plant workers kept their jobs last winter ­ thanks to a deal that brought 370,000 pounds of Davis Strait turbot into their community.

Under an agreement with Pangnirtung Fisheries, a commercial deep sea trawler from Newfoundland landed its big catch in...

FULL STORY
-none- May 30, 1997 - 2:02 pm

Kenn Harper won’t sit on NIC

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Kenn Harper will not be reappointed to the Nunavut Implementation Commission.

Harper officially withdrew his name last week, five months after being accused of violating conflict-of-interest guidelines while he was a commissioner.

“I’ve withdrawn my name for personal reasons,” Harper told...

FULL STORY
-none- May 30, 1997 - 2:01 pm

Blaze torches Nanisivik licence paper work

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Nanisivik Mines officials will have to wait another month to find out if the Nunavut Water Board will give them another water licence.

That’s because the water board has lost most of the paper work related to Nanisivik Mines’ most recent water licence application.

Those files,...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 30, 1997 - 1:58 pm

Report urges private money for new Iqaluit hospital

A consultant hired by the GNWT says private businesses may be the only source of money to pay for our health care in the future.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

In the twenty-first century, a big chunk of our health care system could end up in the hands of private businesses.

That is, if the GNWT follows the advice of a southern consulting company that released a major report in health care in the NWT this week.

The Mississauga-based...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 30, 1997 - 1:58 pm

Nunatsiaq candidates wind down election campaigns

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Eroding health care, an unwieldy gun-control law and high unemployment.

Those are the concerns Nunavut voters have been expressing to federal election candidates over the last two weeks.

As they prepared to make their final campaign stops this weekend before polls open on Monday, candidates...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 30, 1997 - 1:55 pm

Two-thirds of communities turn down controversial proposal for new legislature

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN and ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Nunavut voters have rejected a bold plan to ensure gender parity in Nunavut’s first legislative assembly.

In a territorial-wide plebiscite on Monday, the unnofficial results showed that 57 per cent of those who cast ballots voted No to a proposal to create the...

FULL STORY
-none- May 23, 1997 - 1:47 pm

Get smart, grow up

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I am very dissappointed that the Inuit organizations that we Inuit depend on won’t answer their telephones until after ten or more rings. The way politicians talk about us I thought we were the most important humans on earth. If they think they are serving us, well, they are not doing their...

FULL STORY
-none- May 23, 1997 - 1:44 pm

My Little Corner of Canada: Open your hearts on May 26

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JOHN AMAGOALIK

The campaigning is over. On Monday the voters of Nunavut will decide to support or reject gender parity. When you, the voter, go into that voting booth to mark your secret ballot, what will be in your heart?

Will there be fear and anger? Or will your heart be moved by love and...

FULL STORY
-none- May 23, 1997 - 1:39 pm

Kativik program helps troubled kids

Special education takes hold in Nunavik

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

Johnny Morgan bid farewell to Grade 7 last fall, anxious to avoid another year of failing grades and schoolyard taunts.

Today, the 14-year-old from Kangiqsualujjuaq goes to class regularly.

He’s even thought about becoming a professional chef.

“I like to cook things,” Johnny says,...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 23, 1997 - 1:37 pm

Candidates debate on May 28

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

All four candidates seeking the Nunavut seat in the House of Commons will meet next Wednesday for a live debate on CBC Radio.

The debate may be the best opportunity for Nunavut residents to evaluate the candidates and their parties in action as they respond to a variety of questions on issues...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 23, 1997 - 1:37 pm

Changes to national Inuit groups proposed

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN


Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC) should work more closely with the Canadian arm of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), delegates to a special members meeting in Iqaluit said last week.

The first step will be to reorganize both national political organizations so that they share...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 23, 1997 - 1:33 pm

QIA ousts member, spares another

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association has voted to fire an executive member who was too drunk to attend a meeting last month.

The QIA board of directors voted to remove secretary-treasurer John Illupalik. Community director Jaypeetee Akeeagok, who also failed to show up for the...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 23, 1997 - 1:29 pm

Pond co-op to fight NCC construction deal

The Pond Inlet co-op's starting a court fight over the Ottawa-NTI deal that makes the Nunavut Construction Corporation the sole builder and owner of Nunavut's new government buildings.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

The Pond Inlet co-op has decided to walk their very loud talk.

Next week, after months of complaining about it, the thriving Pond Inlet business will go to court to challenge Ottawa’s plans for building Nunavut’s infrastructure.

Under those plans, a new firm called the Nunavut...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 23, 1997 - 1:29 pm

Legislature opens next week for mini-session

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Politicians head to Yellowknife next week to wrap up some unfinished government business before the summer.

The GNWT Legislative Assembly is set to reconvene next Tuesday and cabinet ministers and ordinary members have been meeting all week to flesh out an agenda. The House is...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 23, 1997 - 1:16 pm

Choice coming in long distance service

New companies want to give us cheaper long distance telephone rates. It's still too soon to say what that will do to our monthly phone bills.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN

Northern telephone users will soon find out how and when they’ll get a chance to pay less for long distance telephone calls.

That’s because the CRTC, Canada’s telecommunications watchdog, has ordered Northwestel to submit a plan by May 30 that would bring competition to long-distance...

FULL STORY
-none- May 16, 1997 - 1:15 pm

I am woman, watch me run

At least one opponent of dual-sex constituencies finds the proposal offensive to women

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SUZIE NAPAYOK
Special to Nunatsiaq News

I think the Nunavut Implementation Commission has overstepped its boundary on the issue of gender parity. I’ve never known a commission to actively promote the implementation of it’s own recommendations

The decision-makers, be they political parties,...

FULL STORY
-none- May 16, 1997 - 1:14 pm

Gender parity won’t happen on its own

Qualified women are currently discouraged from running for office by a culture that frowns upon female candidates

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

KIM CUMMINGS
Special to Nunatsiaq news

As May 26 draws near, we’re hearing more and more about the proposal for gender parity in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. However, a number of misconceptions persist: that gender parity will be too expensive; that it gives preference to women and is somehow...

FULL STORY
Iqaluit May 16, 1997 - 1:12 pm

Plebiscite on gender parity is a world first

Either way, the result of vote will influence the course of Nunavut's future political culture

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Nunavut residents head to the polls May 26 to decide if they want an equal number of men and women governing Canada’s newest territory.

If the answer is yes, future voters in each riding will cast two ballots­one from a list of male candidates and one from a list of females...

FULL STORY
 | Older Stories

 THIS WEEK’S ADS

 ADVERTISING