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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:13 am

Nakasuk students shine in national math contest

Nakasuk School students ranked number 2 in Canada's Pythagoras Contest, a national mathematics skills competition.

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SEAN MCKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Question: Anita has 12 students who wrote a math test. If 11 of them score higher than the national average and the sum of the top three students is greater than the sum of the top three students in all other schools save one, where does that put Anita’s...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:12 am

Kuujjuaraapik women struggle to set up shelter

A committee working on the creation of battered women's shelter in Kuujjuaraapik still needs donations of equipment and money.

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUARAAPIK — As long as women in her community continue to endure violence at home, Danielle M. Sioui won’t stop working to set up a shelter for battered women in Kuujjuaraapik.

For more than a year, Sioui, a member of the Wendat First Nation, together with a committee of Cree and Inuit women,...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:12 am

Low world prices scare prospectors away from Nunavut

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DWANE WILKIN
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Mining exploration activity in Nunavut is expected to decline again this summer, as low world prices for minerals continue to keep investors away.

“I think the answer is simple,” Mike Vaydik, executive director of the NWT Chamber of Mines said. “It’s...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:11 am

ICC will send more aid to Russian aboriginals

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DWANE WILKIN<
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Canada’s Inuit say they will try again to deliver much needed humanitarian assistance to aboriginals living in Russia’s Chukotka region.

The Inuit Circumpolar Commission (ICC) of Canada resolved unanimously during its annual general meeting June 17 to...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:10 am

Iqaluit food bank meeting attracts only one volunteer

One man's quest to launch a food bank in Iqaluit is turning out to be a lonely struggle.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — A meeting aimed at starting a food bank in Iqaluit only attracted one volunteer this week.

Iqaluit resident Inusiq Shoo called a meeting at the Upassuraakut Drug and Alcohol Centre to organize a food bank for Iqaluit, on Tuesday, June 22.

But the...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:06 am

New group urges separate fisheries policy for Nunavut

A new organization called the Baffin Fisheries Council wants Ottawa to develop a separate fisheries policy for Nunavut.

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DWANE WILKIN
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — The newly formed Baffin Fisheries Council urged the federal government this week to develop a separate fisheries policy for the eastern Arctic.

A dedicated northern fish management policy would be the best guarantee of fairness for commercial harvesters in...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:05 am

New Keewatin patient home will open July 3 in Winnipeg

Lorne Kusugak promises more Inuktitut, country food and a direct toll-free number to his Rankin Inlet house if clients have problems.

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — The new manager of the Inuit patient boarding service in Winnipeg wants to hold a contest to come up with a name for the home.

In the meantime, Lorne Kusugak said the Kivalliq Development Corporation will stick with the Kivalliq Inuit Centre and assures clients that no reduction in...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:04 am

Quebec, Makivik to sign Nunavik Accord next week

Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard and Makivik Corporation President Pita Aatami will sign an agreement next week that will lead to self-government for the people of Nunavik.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — The long-awaited Nunavik Accord is expected to be signed next week, even though the Quebec government didn’t quite meet its June 24 deadline for the signing the document.

“But I’m not disappointed,” said Pita Aatami, the president of the Makivik Corporation. “It’s just a delay.”

In...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:04 am

Nunavut cabinet says yes to new nursing program

Nunavut Health Minister Ed Picco has found $2.5 million to run a four-year nursing program at Nunavut Arctic College.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Nunavut will have home-grown nurses within the next four years.

The government of Nunavut has found $2.5 million to pay for a new four-year bachelor of science in nursing program at Nunavut Arctic College.

The program is expected to begin this fall at...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 11:00 am

Coroner recommends annual truck safety inspections

Saying that the construction industry cannot police itself, Chief Coroner Percy Kinney is recommending that government step in.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Commercial trucks should undergo annual safety inspections to reduce the risk of potentially fatal runaway tires, says the NWT’s chief coroner.

In his report on the 1997 death of a four-month-old child, chief coroner Percy Kinney calls upon the Northwest...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 10:59 am

Coroner: keep dog teams 500 meters from town

Corononer Percy Kinney is recommending that Iqaluit dog team owners keep their dogs staked, mu led, and penned at least 500 meters away from Iqaluit's town limits.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Dog teams kept within 500 meters of town limits should be staked, mu led and penned to avoid future deaths, the chief coroner says.

“The status quo doesn’t work — Leah Tikivik is dead,” said Percy Kinney, chief coroner.

Six-year-old Leah Tikivik was...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 10:47 am

Nunavut MLAs, not electorate will choose next premier

Nunavut MLAs have decided to wait a while before exploring the idea of a directly-elected premier.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Nunavut’s MLAs — not the electorate — will choose the territory’s next premier.

At a three-day retreat at Baker Lake, Nunavut’s MLAs decided to retain their power to select the premier — at least for now.

They could have decided to let voters pick the...

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-none- June 25, 1999 - 7:55 am

Things I Won’t Eat

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

There are few things as personal as deciding what one considers acceptable to eat.

I’m writing this because someone recently mailed me to asking what a warble fly larva — a delicacy in some parts of the Arctic — is called in Inuktitut.

I supplied the name, tuktuup...

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-none- June 18, 1999 - 1:53 pm

Homeless in Iqaluit: the people no one cares for

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MARKUS WILCKE
Special to Nunatsiaq News

Yes, it is true, homelessness is a reality in Iqaluit, as it is in many other communities in Nunavut and the rest of Canada. Everybody knows it, and most of us wish that someone else would take care of the problem.

Based on my experiences with the Iqaluit...

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-none- June 18, 1999 - 1:52 pm

Iqaluit approves new industrial park

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Iqaluit will set aside a 60,000 square-metre chunk of municipal land for new industrial development.

Iqaluit Town Council this week approved designs for the new industrial park, located northwest of the Baffin Correctional Centre.

Town staff is expected...

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-none- June 18, 1999 - 1:51 pm

Go to college, premier Okalik urges graduates

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — Premier Paul Okalik urged this year’s high school graduates to pursue their education at a higher level so that they will be able to take their place, in turn, as leaders of Canada’s young territory.

“You are one of the first graduating classes in Nunavut. This is quite an achievement,”...

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-none- June 18, 1999 - 1:49 pm

Buildings planned for stricken community

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — Bureaucrats from Quebec City descended on Kangiqsualujjuaq last week to discuss building relocation and reconstruction projects scheduled for the summer.

Following the New Year’s Eve avalanche that killed nine people and damaged the community’s school, avalanche experts recommended...

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-none- June 18, 1999 - 1:48 pm

Prognosis good for ailing health centre

JANE GEORGE

PUVIRNITUQ— Puvirnituq’s Inuulitsivik Health Centre, which teetered on the edge of bankruptcy last year, is out of financial danger and on the road to recovery.

In fact, the beleaguered health centre should be free of all debt within five years, Jean-Guy Dugré, the health centre’s new director of...

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-none- June 18, 1999 - 1:47 pm

Crees drop court case against Ottawa

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — The James Bay Crees have dropped their court case to prevent the federal government from transferring islands in James Bay and Hudson Bay to Nunavut.

But the Grand Council of the Crees has not given up its claim to the islands, Brian Craik, director of federal relations for the First...

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-none- June 18, 1999 - 1:46 pm

Art association deals for control of Uqqurmiut centre

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

PANGNIRTUNG — Pangnirtung artists are set to take control of the world famous Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts.

The Uqqurmiut Inuit Artists Association expects to buy a majority interest in the centre, maybe by year end, Geoff Ryan, general manager said this...

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