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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:31 pm

Editorial

Demand and supply

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

As this week’s Nunatsiaq News went to press this week, a small army of RCMP members were still sifting through a mountain of evidence produced by what may the largest drug trafficking investigation ever conducted in the Northwest Territories.

At least twenty-three Iqaluit residents have been, or...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:30 pm

Editorial

Get on with it

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On Feb. 16, the day that Hay River MLA Jane Groenewegen filed a conflict of interest complaint against him, Premier Don Morin issued a press release that said the following:

“Premier Morin added he looks forward to a fair and prompt resolution of this matter, and said he will cooperate fully in...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:29 pm

Teacher hiring crisis looms: Who will teach Nunavut’s young?

Nunavut's best and brightest teachers are leaving in droves, as school boards ponder the difficult task of replacing them.

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DWANE WILKIN
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - High travel costs, substandard housing and the erosion of pay and benefits in their latest contract are taking a toll on northern teachers.

Although Nunavut’s regional school boards won’t know for several weeks exactly how many teachers plan to resign at the...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:29 pm

My Little Corner of Canada

A day in the life of Pauloosie

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JOHN AMAGOALIK

Pauloosie awoke as usual at 7:00 am. He crawled out of bed and got dressed. The temperature in their small house was well below freezing. He put some scrap pieces of paper in the wood stove and piled some wood on top of it. He lit the paper and waited for the wood to start burning....

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:28 pm

Pauktuutit moves to support Inuit clothing business

Canada's national Inuit women's association has set up a committee to find ways of creating an Inuit clothing industry.

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JANE GEORGE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - There’s a market for Inuit clothing and handicrafts, and it’s one that Pauktuutit would like to tap in to.

One shopper at the Inuit women’s association’s recent crafts fair felt she’d made a terrific bargain when she bought a doll for nearly $400.

The...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:27 pm

Kimmirut, QIA will look at Katannalik boundary change

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - Kimmirut residents will have to decide if they want to invoke a clause in the Nunavut land claim agreement that would remove lands from the proposed Katannilik territorial park.

Article 8.3.11 of the Nunavut Land Claim states that if Katannilik...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:27 pm

Medical officer: TB badly diagnosed and treated

The NWT's chief medical officer says more should be done to prevent outbreaks of tuberculosis.

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DWANE WILKIN
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - An outbreak of tuberculosis infections in Cape Dorset points to serious shortcomings in the way the potentially fatal respiratory disease is diagnosed and treated, the NWT’s chief medical officer warned this week.

Dr Ian Gilchrist said that TB outbreaks in...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:26 pm

Delegates ponder language in Nunavut

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JIM BELL Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - About 60 people from around Nunavut began the process of building a language policy for Nunavut at a gathering this week in Iqaluit.

Organized by the Nunavut Implementation Commission, the conference had entered its second day as Nunatsiaq News went to press this...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:26 pm

Bernadette Makpah sweeps NTI election

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SYDNEY SACKETT
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - Nunavut beneficiaries have elected Bernadette Makpah to a three-year term as secretary-treasurer for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Less than a third of eligible voters bothered to cast ballots, but Makpah said winning still felt sweet.

“I’m very pleased,” she...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:25 pm

Crawford to Premier: I won’t step aside

Anne Crawford is pressing forward with her investigation of Jane Groenewegen's conflict of interest complaint against Premier Don Morin.

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JIM BELL
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - The NWT’s conflict of interest commissioner, Anne Crawford, says she won’t step aside from a conflict of interest complaint made Feb. 16 against Premier Don Morin by Hay River MLA Jane Groenewegen.

In a March 10 letter, Morin’s lawyers had asked Crawford to step...

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-none- March 27, 1998 - 5:24 pm

B u s t e d !

RCMP drug sweep produces 27 arrests

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - RCMP shut down what they’re calling an extensive Baffin region drug distribution ring Tuesday, arresting 27 people in Nunavut, Quebec and British Columbia and placing Supreme Court restraining orders on $2.5 million worth of property.

In a...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:47 pm

MACA report: Iqaluit still in trouble

A report done by municipal inspectors from MACA says the Town of Iqaluit's administration is still beset with the problems that caused the 1993 firing of the mayor, council and SAO in 1993.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNETTE BOURGEOIS
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT—Iqaluit Town Council has recently found itself in a position similar to a 1993 council that was booted out of power by the GNWT because it didn’t pay its debts.

“One of the key factors that led to the appointment of a municipal administrator in 1993 was...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:46 pm

NIC conference will ponder Nunavut language policy

About 60 people will gather in Iqaluit March 24-26 to talk about Nunavut language issues.

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JIM BELL
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT—The job of developing a language policy for Nunavut will begin next week, at a three-day conference inside Iqaluit’s cadet call.

Organized by the Nunavut Implementation Commission, the conference will bring together about 60 participants and observers from Nunavut,...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:45 pm

Kivalliq leaders support pilot project

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IQALUIT—Kivalliq leaders voted this week to support the controversial Keewatin pilot project.

Under that plan, tens of millions of dollars worth of territorial govenrment infrastructure and programs would be transfered to an association made up of the Keewatin’s municipal governments.

At a recent...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:45 pm

Iqaluit suicides cast pall over Pauktuutit meeting

Delegates to Pauktuutit's annual general meeting in Iqaluit this week began a suicide workshop just days after two men in Iqaluit had taken their own lives.

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ANNETTE BOURGEOIS
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT—A Pauktuutit workshop on suicide prevention began just days after two young men in Iqaluit ended their own lives.

“Yesterday we were at the church burying one of our friends who committed suicide,” Martha Grieg told Pauktuutit delegates Tuesday...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:23 pm

Editorial

Beware of making bad law

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

When people are shaken to their very core by tragedy, it’s natural that many will beseech their governments to do something, anything, to ensure that such painful events never happen again.

Sometimes these reactions stimulate badly-needed reform and the creation of useful new laws. But sometimes...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:22 pm

My Little Corner of Canada

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JOHN AMAGOALIK

A call to duty

After playing hard to get for awhile, it looks as though Jean Charest is preparing the groundwork for his jump into Quebec politics. In the last few days, Mr. Charest has made the kind of noises which indicate he will go after the leadership of the Quebec Liberal...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:22 pm

Editorial

Leadership needed on language

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Next week, about 60 people will gather at Iqaluit’s cadet hall to engage in some belated public discussion on language policy for Nunavut.

The Nunavut Implementation Commission had recommended in its Footprints 2 report that such a conference be held some time in the second half of 1997. But none...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:21 pm

Students enrol in record numbers at Nunavut’s college

Nunavut Arctic College is doing more with more, as students reap the benefits of Ottawa's $39.9 milliion contribution to Nunavut-related training.

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DWANE WILKIN
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT—The drive to prepare candidates for the new territory’s civil service helped boost enrolment at Nunavut Arctic College by nearly 25 per cent last year.

The community college, with regional campuses in Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay, reported an...

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-none- March 20, 1998 - 5:21 pm

Opinion

Language in Nunavut: Let the people speak!

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Brigitta O’Regan
Special to Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT—April l, 1999, the official birthdate of Nunavut, is just around the corner. In anticipation of this important event, the divisional boards of education in the Kitikmeot, the Keewatin, and Baffin, have proposed a new model for the Nunavut school...

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