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-none- December 19, 1997 - 12:35 pm

My Little Corner of Canada

The year that was

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

by JOHN AMAGOALIK

It was the year of Steve Yzerman and the Stanley Cup. The Gentleman Super Star injected some meanness into his game and hoisted the Stanley Cup. Yzerman’s years of experience outlasted the youth and strength of Eric Lindros.

It was the year of Sojourner, the hi-tech explorer...

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-none- December 19, 1997 - 12:34 pm

Coral Harbour man wants to capture bear hunt

Noah Kadlak has asked the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board for permission to hunt a polar bear using traditional methods - in order to capture it on film for future generations.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - Noah Kadlak didn’t get his bear this season, but he counts himself lucky anyway.

At 33, the Coral Harbour native is one of just a handful of Inuit men his age who can still claim to be full-time hunters.

Now he’s anxious to add movie-making to his...

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-none- December 19, 1997 - 12:33 pm

Kimmirut wants arena to combat suicide problem

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LEEVEDE ATAGOYUK
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - For the people for Kimmirut, getting an indoor arena is at the top of their Christmas wish-list.

Mikidjuk Akavak, the newly elected mayor of Kimmirut, said there is a need for an arena to give young people something to do.

“We have been asking to have an...

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-none- December 19, 1997 - 12:32 pm

Nunavik Net logs off for good

JANE GEORGE

DORVAL Nunavik’s public broadcaster, Taqramiut Nipingat Inc. (TNI), has decided to pull out of the internet business.

The Inuit-owned company suspended its Nunavik Net project last August after running into serious financial difficulty, leaving internet subscribers without service.

Now, TNI...

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-none- December 19, 1997 - 12:31 pm

Quebec rolls out plans for information highway

By the end of the century, health workers in Nunavik will use telemedicine technology to provide care to patients in remote communities.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL The Quebec government is set to announce a province-wide telecommunications strategy that will bring the information highway to Nunavik between now and 1999.

A high-speed digital telecommunications network linking government offices across the province, including health and social...

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-none- December 19, 1997 - 12:30 pm

Baffin board to decide next month on Ottawa move

Baffin residents may know by the end of next month if they'll get specialist services from Montreal or Ottawa.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUT - The Baffin health board will decide next month whether patients will travel to Montreal or Ottawa for southern medical treatment.

Earlier this year the health board decided to move its specialist services from Montreal to Ottawa, a move that drew a...

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-none- December 19, 1997 - 11:47 am

Iqaluit church leader facing sex charges

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT - A well-known Apex elder and lay minister in the Anglican church has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault.

Akeesook Joamie, 71, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault involving at least one minor. The charges relate to incidents dating back to March,...

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-none- December 19, 1997 - 11:27 am

NCC’s architect unveils the house of Nunavut

Iqaluit residents got a look at plans for Nunavut's first legislative asembly building this week.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - The three-storey building that will house Nunavut’s first legislative assembly will be “touchable” and “approachable,” architect Bruce Allen told a group of Iqalungmiut earlier this week.

Allen, a partner in Arcop, a Montreal-based architectural firm...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 1:20 pm

Kivalliq beneficiaries give Paul Kaludjak another term

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT - Paul Kaludjak has kept his seat as president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association by a large margin, according to unofficial election results.

A preliminary ballot count this week which showed Kaludjak with 48 per cent of the 2,161 votes cast, put him well ahead of his nearest rival, Louis...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 1:20 pm

My Little Corner of Canada

Goody two shoes

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

by JOHN AMAGOALIK

Something quite extraordinary happened in Ottawa during the first week of December. More than 120 countries signed a treaty to ban land mines. Land mines are not an everyday concern of the citizens of Nunavut.

But to ordinary people in places like Angola, Cambodia, Bosnia,...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 1:19 pm

ISP’s still enraged with GNWT-Ardicom deal

The NWT's small Internet providers are afraid they'll be left in the ditch as everyone else whizzes by them on the information highway.

JIM BELL

IQALUIT - At the same time as Ardicom’s new high-speed digital communication network promises to bring 58 NWT communities onto the fast lanes of the information highway, a lot of home-grown northern businesses are saying the same network may leave them stranded in the ditch with empty pockets.

The...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 1:18 pm

Ardicom Digital now open for business

Performance tests go off without a hitch, as northern high-tech firm gets read to wire Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DWANE WILKIN
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - Ardicom Digital Communications Ltd.‘s concept for the North’s information highway has now passed its tests - and the company is now open for business.

Ardicom submitted a proof-of-concept report to the territorial government last Friday, following a number of...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 1:17 pm

NTI’s shadow cabinet:

Who's responsible for what

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

NTI’s elected exective and the presidents of Nunavut’s three regional Inuit associations will shadow GNWT cabinet ministers, acting as watchdogs on behalf of Nunavut Inuit:

Jose Kusugak - department of the executive, intergovernmental affairs, national constitutional affairs, NWT Power Corp;

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 1:17 pm

Baffin South MLA is now justice minister

Baffin South MLA Goo Arlooktoo is now the NWT's justice minister after two tumultuous years as head of the strife-ridden public works department.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT After spending two years bucking and riding at the height of the storm, Baffin South MLA Goo Arlooktoo will now steer his political fortunes into quieter waters.

In a cabinet shuffle announced Dec. 5, Premier Don Morin announced that Arlooktoo will no longer be the NWT’s minister of...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 1:16 pm

Kusugak: Shadow cabinet is just a watchdog

Jose Kusugak says NTI's shadow cabinet wouldn't be necessary if Interim Commissioner Jack Anawak had followed his letters of instruction and set up an office in Yellowknife.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - If Interim Commissioner Jack Anawak were representing the interests of Nunavummiut in Yellowknife, Nunavut Tunngavik wouldn’t have to set up a shadow cabinet, the organization’s president told reporters last Thursday.

Jose Kusugak said Nunavut’s interim...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 12:41 pm

Nunavut leaders to meet, but behind closed doors

Claiming they'll get more done if the public isn't breathing down their necks, Nunavut leaders will meet Jan. 13-14 for a behind-closed doors meeting in Iqaluit.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - Nunavut leaders will meet in Iqaluit next month but they’re not inviting the public to join them or to listen to what they’ll have to say to each other.

Instead they’ll shelter themselves away from the inconvenient glare of public scrutiny for a two-day...

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-none- December 12, 1997 - 9:41 am

Kivalliq beneficiaries give Paul Kaludjak another term

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT - Paul Kaludjak has kept his seat as president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association by a large margin, according to unofficial election results.

A preliminary ballot count this week which showed Kaludjak with 48 per cent of the 2,161 votes cast, put him well ahead of his nearest rival, Louis...

FULL STORY
-none- December 12, 1997 - 9:41 am

My Little Corner of Canada

Goody two shoes

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

by JOHN AMAGOALIK

Something quite extraordinary happened in Ottawa during the first week of December. More than 120 countries signed a treaty to ban land mines. Land mines are not an everyday concern of the citizens of Nunavut.

But to ordinary people in places like Angola, Cambodia, Bosnia,...

FULL STORY
-none- December 12, 1997 - 9:40 am

ISP’s still enraged with GNWT-Ardicom deal

The NWT's small Internet providers are afraid they'll be left in the ditch as everyone else whizzes by them on the information highway.

JIM BELL

IQALUIT - At the same time as Ardicom’s new high-speed digital communication network promises to bring 58 NWT communities onto the fast lanes of the information highway, a lot of home-grown northern businesses are saying the same network may leave them stranded in the ditch with empty pockets.

The...

FULL STORY
-none- December 12, 1997 - 9:39 am

Baffin South MLA is now justice minister

Baffin South MLA Goo Arlooktoo is now the NWT's justice minister after two tumultuous years as head of the strife-ridden public works department.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT After spending two years bucking and riding at the height of the storm, Baffin South MLA Goo Arlooktoo will now steer his political fortunes into quieter waters.

In a cabinet shuffle announced Dec. 5, Premier Don Morin announced that Arlooktoo will no longer be the NWT’s minister of...

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