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-none- August 31, 2001 - 6:14 pm

Crash victim dies

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IQALUIT — A Clyde River man has died from injuries he suffered in a helicopter crash earlier this month.

Adam Paneak, 49, died from severe burns Aug. 23 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Paneak was medevaced to the hospital after the Aug. 9 crash, which killed two other men.

The accident happened...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 6:14 pm

ICC a no-show at racism meeting

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IQALUIT — Inuit aren’t representing themselves at the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

The conference begins today in Durban, South Africa.

Violet Ford, a consultant for the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, was scheduled to...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 6:12 pm

Iqaluit radar site meets approval

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IQALUIT — The City of Iqaluit has given conditional approval to a proposed Nav Canada radar site at Upper Base.

But before the city gives the final OK to the project, Nav Canada will have to plead its case to Iqaluit’s planning committee.

Nav Canada had initially proposed putting the radar at a...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 6:12 pm

Gjoa Haven plans for desalination plant

Hamlet’s current water source is too small

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MIRIAM HILL

IQALUIT — Gjoa Haven officials say a proposed $3-million desalination plant in their community will give the provide more water for less money.

Designs for the plant are still being drawn up, but the plan is to pipe sea-water from the ocean, remove the salt, and send the resulting...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 6:10 pm

Cape Dorset wants its nurses back

Two nurses leave because they can’t get bonus

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — Cape Dorset residents are upset that two experienced nurses have departed for other communities.

The well-liked nurses logged years of service in Nunavut, but weren’t eligible for a new cash bonus intended to keep nurses in the territory.

Many Cape Dorset residents want to know if the...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:40 pm

Nunavik beluga management in a shambles

Many Nunavik hunters have decided to manage beluga hunting on their own

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — After only two months, Nunavik’s beluga management plan is already in a shambles:

• Members of Inukjuak’s municipal council recently urged hunters to hunt beluga near their community without reporting their kill numbers to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

• Hunters from Kuujjuaq...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:39 pm

A great Nunavik matriarch passes away

Daisy Watt: 1921-2001

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — Four small boys each picked up a shovel in Kuujjuaq last week to pile dirt on their great-grandmother’s grave — and so ended a burial service for one of Nunavik’s great matriarchs.

Daisy Watt died in Kuujjuaq August 19, only 10 days short of her eightieth birthday.

She was one of...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:38 pm

Iqaluit tax rate to rise

Average homeowner to pay $200 more this year

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MIRIAM HILL

IQALUIT — Iqaluit’s municipal taxes are on the rise.

The mill rate — the amount paid to the city per $1,000 of assessed property value — is going up by two mills.

For a homeowner currently paying $2,000 in taxes, the increase means a further $150 that would go to the city’s coffers....

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:37 pm

Premier replaces veteran GN mandarins

Okalik announces high-level shake-up

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Two veteran territorial bureaucrats are quitting their jobs next week in a set of high-level staff changes announced by the Nunavut premier’s office.

Katherine Trumper, Nunavut’s deputy minister of sustainable development, will quit Sept. 7.

She’s held that job since the spring of 1998,...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:36 pm

Cops charge two women in bootleg roundup

Toutoune Taxi boss faces bootlegging charge

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Two Iqaluit women will appear in court Oct. 1 as the result of an RCMP crackdown on bootlegging in Iqaluit.

The charges were laid after one woman was observed selling liquor from a taxi cab, and another woman was observed selling liquor near the Snack restaurant.

Staff-Sgt. Mike...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:34 pm

Grise Fiord wants IIBA for Mars project

Mars researchers can’t use Inuit-owned land

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — The people of Grise Fiord say they won’t let Mars Project organizers use Inuit-owned land on Devon Island until they negotiate an Inuit impact and benefits deal with the community.

Two weeks ago, eight Grise Fiord community leaders toured two major research projects perched on the rim of...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:28 pm

Americans burned in Kitikmeot fire

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Three American sports hunters were seriously burned when a fire broke out in their cabin at the Ellice River, 125 kilometres southeast of Cambridge Bay.

The camp’s cook, an Ontario resident, also suffered serious burns.

The four were medevaced to the University of Alberta hospital in...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 5:24 pm

Beluga die in Labrador

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IQALUIT — Two beluga whale carcasses were found in a river near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador.

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans sent veterinarians to the area last week to try to save a third whale.

DFO officials said the whales had been living in St. Paul’s River since early...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 12:49 pm

Greenlanders split on missiles

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IQALUIT — Greenlanders’ opinions on the proposed U.S. missile-defence system at the Thule Air Base are divided three ways: 37 per cent are against it, 32 per cent are for it and 30 per cent have no opinion.

Those numbers are the result of a recent poll done by the Greenlandic Analysis Institute at...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 12:48 pm

Wind-chill scale to change

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — This December meteorologists will start using a new system to describe windchill.

Windchill ratings are supposed to reflect the cooling effect of cold, windy conditions on the human body. Meteorologists say the new system for reporting windchill is more accurate because it’s based on how...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 12:48 pm

Divvying up whale meat

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IQALUIT — Residents of Faroe Island’s capital city, Thorshavn, have a new source of free whale meat and blubber.

Those wanting meat and blubber can write their names on a waiting list administered by members of the city council.

“Thorshavn has a population of 15,000 and even when there is a pilot...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 12:47 pm

East meets West

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — The Inuit Circumpolar Conference is forging ties between Siberia and the North American Arctic.

Last week in Anadyr, Siberia, Aqqaluk Lynge, the president of the ICC, signed an agreement with Roman Abramovich, the governor of Chukotka, that will pave the way for more cooperation between...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 12:46 pm

PETA prefers whaling

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — The new head of Britain’s leading animal-rights group says she’d rather that people eat whales than fish.

Dawn Carr, who earlier this month became the coordinator of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, doesn’t like whaling, but she said at least it involves killing fewer...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 12:45 pm

Americans burned in Kitikmeot fire

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Three American sports hunters were seriously burned when a fire broke out in their cabin at the Ellice River, 125 kilometres southeast of Cambridge Bay.

The camp’s cook, an Ontario resident, also suffered serious burns.

The four were medevaced to the University of Alberta hospital in...

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-none- August 31, 2001 - 12:45 pm

Inuit suicide story bogus

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Editors of a prominent medical journal say they were tricked into publishing a phony account of an Inuit elder who committed suicide by walking out onto the sea ice.

The article, authored by medical student Shetal I. Shah, was published last October in the Journal of the American Medical...

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