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-none- July 30, 1999 - 10:01 am

NTPC antifreeze spill no threat to Iqaluit water supply

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN MCKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — An antifreeze spill from the Iqaluit power plant into a nearby pond was discovered last week because of cold weather.

NTPC employees repairing the plant’s heating system discovered that an estimated 1,500 litres of glycol coolant — a type of antifreeze — had...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:49 am

Iqaluit’s West 40 freeze may scuttle NCC warehouse

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — An attempt to keep Iqaluit’s only territorial park beautiful may scuttle Nunavut Construction Corp.‘s plans for a warehouse.

A motion passed earlier this month by Iqaluit town council asks the Nunavut Transportation Department to stop leasing airport...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:49 am

Iqaluit council forms recycling committee

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — The Town of Iqaluit wants to form a committee to deal with local recycling issues.

Council has been grappling with the more than one million plastic pop bottles that are burned at Iqaluit’s garbage dump each year. Recently local pop bottler Petersen and Auger offered to provide the Town...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:48 am

Keewatin residents want regional correction centre

Though some Rankin Inlet residents want a correctional centre in their community, Nunavut justice officials are talking about cheaper, community-based programs.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — Now that the Baffin Correctional Centre is overflowing, and Nunavut inmates being farmed out to the Northwest Territories, some Keewatin residents are suggesting that Nunavut needs another minimum security prison.

The Keewatin Legal Aid Committee would like to see offenders from their...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:47 am

Iqaluit developers expand hotel room space

A sign of the times: Iqaluit to get its first executive suites hotel.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Iqaluit’s supply of hotel rooms is about to get a major boost, with plans for one brand new hotel and expansion of another well underway.

Calgary-based Urbco Inc. is now erecting a new executive suites hotel, and Nunastar Properties Inc. is about to go...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:46 am

New hospital plans mired in bureacratic reviews

Nunavut government officials are going over plans for new Nunavut health facilitie with a fine-toothed comb to find out if thsoe plans are stiill relevant and affordable.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Nunavut residents can expect to wait at least another years and perhaps longer, for construction to start on three proposed new health facilities.

Earlier this year, the Baffin Regional Health and Social Services Board said it hoped to release designs...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:45 am

Baffin board defends new Iqaluit social services

Baffin health board officials say they will do their best to find Inuktitut-speaking social workers for Iqaluit.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Some Iqaluit town councillors say local residents may receive less service in Inuktitut now that the Baffin Regional Health and Social Services Board is in control of social services in Iqaluit.

The health board says local residents shouldn’t notice any...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:44 am

Kimmirut arena plans on ice until waste site cleaned up

Mayor accuses Nunavut of stalling over money

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN MCKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — The mayor of Kimmirut says the Nunavut government is stalling his hamlet’s hockey arena project because the territory is short on cash.

“All the added costs to relocating employees as part of decentralization are really biting into funding,” said Kimmirut...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:44 am

Iqaluit seeks new cemetery site

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Iqaluit’s cemetery is running out of space and help is needed to find a new site.

The Town of Iqaluit is now forming a sub-committee to screen potential cemetery sites. The council’s development, works and public safety committee asked staff to include Iqaluit undertaker Bryan Pearson on...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:43 am

When the world was young: Fossil-hunting on Axel Heiberg

Patient Canadian researchers try to understand what the world was like in ancient times by decipering the clues found in fossils.

JANE GEORGE

AXEL HEIBERG ISLAND, Nunavut — On this remote High Arctic island, by the edge of a fast-running river, millions of years are tumbling down into the water.

With little vegetation to hold the soil together, earth and rocks constantly break off along the river’s edge, creating fantastic clouds of...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:42 am

Ottawa: Nunavut is responsible for Axel Heiberg forest

Heritage Minister Sheila Copps says it's up to Nunavut to protect sites like the Axel Heiberg fossil forest.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — The future protection of the unique fossil forest on Axel Heiberg Island appears to lie in the hands of the Nunavut government.

“It’s a territorial jurisdiction,” said an official from Heritage Minister Sheila Copp’s office. “Therefore, it’s up to Nunavut to do it.”

She says...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:41 am

Booze can boss faces Nunavut liquor act charges

Explorers Club general manager vows he will fight charges in Supreme Court if need be

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Joe Morneau says the liquor act violation he’s been charged with is a joke.

“There is no Crown down south that would even allow this to go to court.,” says the owner of the West 40 property that was raided earlier this year by RCMP officers investigating...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:40 am

Partner pulls out of Uvagut bar project

Explorers Club manager Joseph Morneau, who is facing a charge under the Nunavut Liquor Act, is pulling out of a project aimed at starting a new bar in Iqaluit.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — To help his would-be partners succeed in their plan to open a new bar in Iqaluit, Joseph Morneau has pulled his name from the project.

“I’ve removed myself as one of the owners,” Morneau said, when contacted by Nunatsiaq News.

“I didn’t want to be a...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:36 am

Labrador Inuit vote Yes to agreement-in-principle

Low voter turn-out in key region outside claim area.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JULIE GREEN
Nunatsiaq News

NAIN — Labrador Inuit have endorsed their land claims agreement in principle.

About 80 per cent of eligible voters said Yes to an agreement-in-principle that will establish a land claim settlement area and Inuit government in Labrador.

When the last numbers were called...

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-none- July 30, 1999 - 9:26 am

Cannibal: Part One

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

Two cannibals were eating a clown. One paused and looked up at the other, saying, “Does this taste kind of funny to you?” - Old joke

There was once a hunter who visited an unknown people. Upon arrival, a blind old man approached him, warning, “You are among cannibals....

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-none- July 23, 1999 - 10:50 am

Nunavik students enjoy trip to the Dominican Republic

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

PUTULIK ILISITUK
Special to Nunatsiaq News

INUKJUAK — It’s a long way from the snowy tundra of Nunavik to the always green lush foliage of the Dominican Republic.

Fourteen adult students from Nunavik, along with three escorts, went on a trip of a lifetime for seven days in late May to take in the...

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-none- July 23, 1999 - 10:49 am

Iqaluit day camp a big hit with kids this summer

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — A record number of Iqaluit school children are taking part in the town’s annual day camp.

Day Camp ‘99 has more than 110 children each day and another 30 children are currently on the waiting list, said Jane McDermott, co-ordinator of the day...

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-none- July 23, 1999 - 10:48 am

Mary Simon to get new appointment

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Canada’s Arctic Ambassador, Mary Simon, is expected to be named Canada’s new ambassador to Denmark, although this appointment has not yet been officially announced.

Simon will keep her title as Arctic Ambassador.

Before she takes up her new position, Simon plans to submit a report...

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-none- July 23, 1999 - 10:47 am

Uncertainty plagues Labrador ratification vote

Labrador Inuit will got to the polls July 26 to ratify a land claim agreement-in-principle — not their final agreement.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JULIE GREEN
Special to Nunatsiaq News

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY — Members of the Labrador Inuit Association will vote Monday on whether to accept an agreement in principle aimed at settling their long standing land claim.

The LIA’s chief negotiator, Toby Andersen, agrees that it’s unusual to have a...

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-none- July 23, 1999 - 10:47 am

Pudloo Mingeriak passes away

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN MCKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT— The vice president of Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Pudloo Mingeriak, died at the Baffin Regional hospital last week from a cancer that friends say he had been battling for some time.

The 45-year-old Mingeriak passed away July 14, having fallen unconscious two...

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