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Iqaluit August 08, 1997 - 11:49 am

Ottawa, NCC do about-face on four-corners plan

It looks as if Iqaluit's Nunavut government buildings will go up a block away from the four corners.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Nunavut government buildings won’t be constructed at Iqaluit’s downtown “four corners” location after all.

Instead construction will take place one intersection away from the congested juncture where Ring Road crosses the Airport Road.

Nunavut Construction Corporation President...

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Iqaluit August 08, 1997 - 11:48 am

Food mail subsidy: limited help for high freight rates

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Northern residents can pay up to three times more for fresh fruit and vegetables than their southern neighbors, but it’s still less than they’d pay if Ottawa weren’t subsidizing shipping costs to remote locations.

But even with this subsidy, this disparity will increase if the...

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Iqaluit August 08, 1997 - 11:47 am

Nunavut groups discuss air freight emergency

Nunavut groups held an emergency meeting earlier this week to talk about potentially devastating increases in air freight rates.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

Organizations in Nunavut scrambled early this week to set up a meeting after hearing airline freight rates may be hiked by as much as 30 per cent this fall.

Nunavut chambers of commerce, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Iqaluit Trade and Promotions...

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-none- August 08, 1997 - 11:31 am

Emergency brain surgery saves Nunavik man

Luc Larouche of Puvirnituq is alive today, thanks to Dr. Roman Andruziak's battery-powered hardware store drill.

JANE GEORGE

Puvirnituq resident Luc Larouche knows that he’s a lucky man.

On July 24, Larouche underwent emergency brain surgery at Puvirnituq’s Inuulitsivik Health Centre, not long after he had received a blow from a stone on the right side of his head.

Dr. Roman Andruziak performed the surgery ­ the first...

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Iqaluit August 01, 1997 - 11:24 am

Iqaluit company first to recycle a house

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LEEVEDE ATAGOYUK

A local contracting company in Iqaluit has done a first in construction.

They’ve “deconstructed” a 1970’s house, and plan to use parts of the demolished house to help build an apartment complex in Cape Dorset next year.

Alain Carriere, president of True North Properties Group,...

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-none- August 01, 1997 - 11:24 am

Who was Sylvia Grinnell?

An Iqaluit archaeologist answers one of Town's frequently asked ­ and least answered ­ questions: Who was Sylvia Grinnell?

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Douglas Stenton

Over many years of conducting archaeological research on southern Baffin Island, I have often been asked about the derivation of European place names that appear on current topographic maps.

With respect to the Frobisher Bay area, one of the questions I have frequently been asked...

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Iqaluit August 01, 1997 - 11:23 am

Igloolik’s Isuma to celebrate Nunavut nation-wide

Isuma Production in Igloolik lands a deal to produce a two- hour made-for-TV film to be aired nation-wide in April 1999.

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LEEVEDE ATAGOYUK

Igloolik Isuma Productions has landed a deal with CBC’s national television network for an all-Inuit made-for-television movie called Atanajuat (fast runner) to be aired during the year that Nunavut is inaugurated.

Zacharias Kunuk is spearheading this ambitious project. He says...

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Iqaluit August 01, 1997 - 11:21 am

Commission favours 17-member Nunavut assembly

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

A commission set up to suggest ways of dividing Nunavut into legislative assembly electoral districts says that 17 single-member ridings is the best option for the first assembly.

The Nunavut Electoral Boundaries Commission submitted its report to the speaker of the legislative...

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Iqaluit August 01, 1997 - 11:20 am

NWMB still waiting for new turbot quotas

Members of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board still says there should be no quota increase for Davis Strait turbot ­ but they're still waiting for David Anderson, the new federal fisheries minister, to announce a new quota.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

They may have won their day in court, but Nunavut turbot fishers are still waiting to see if they’ll have any say over quotas in Davis Strait.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. launched a court challenge against the former federal fisheries minister, Fred Mifflin, after he announced an...

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Iqaluit August 01, 1997 - 11:20 am

Fed Nav’s new fees: how it works

Here's why northern airlines are getting hit with new navigation fees they'll be forced to pass on to consumers.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

The private corporation set up to provide air navigation services will begin charging user fees on national and international flights within Canadian airspace this fall.

The federal government turned over control of the air navigation system (ANS) to Nav Canada in November, 1996...

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Iqaluit August 01, 1997 - 11:19 am

New fees mean “staggering” jump in air freight rates

Northern Canadians are about to face a potentially devastating economic shock: skyrocketing rates for air freight.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS

New user fees for air navigation services will mean a jump in freight costs for northern customers by as much as 30 per cent.

“The impact on the North as far as we’re concerned is staggering,” said Stephen Nourse, director of planning and projects for First Air, the North’s...

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-none- August 01, 1997 - 11:10 am

Nunavik gets booted off the info highway

TNI, Nunavik's' communications organization, is now using temporary cell phones, and their connection to the Internet is now a dead link.

JANE GEORGE

Telephones at Taqramiut Nipingat Inc. offices were silent until Wednesday this week, as Nunavik’s communications network scrambled to make a deal with Bell Canada to get their phone lines reconnected.

TNI board member Sandy Duncan says TNI owes about $180,000, charges run up by its fledging...

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