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-none- September 28, 2001 - 4:01 pm

Recyclables to be sent south on planes

City’s much-anticipated recycling program may begin next month

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MIRIAM HILL

IQALUIT — The City of Iqaluit is gearing up to launch its new recycling program, but some residents wonder how well it will fly.

City officials hope the recycling program will reduce waste in the city’s landfill, which is expected to be full by Oct. 31.

They also think recycling will...

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-none- September 28, 2001 - 4:01 pm

CamBay questions airline safety

Hamlet to survey residents about their Northern airline experiences

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

IQALUIT — Hamlet officials in Cambridge Bay say travellers are questioning the quality of safety and service provided by airlines that serve the community.

Hamlet leaders have heard so many complaints they’ve decided to survey residents about the level of safety and customer...

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-none- September 28, 2001 - 4:00 pm

Nunavimmiut want improvements to KRPF

Nunavik cops battered by rise in booze-fueled violence

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — Many Nunavimmiut want members of their regional police force to develop more competence and stability, and to get more on-the-job support.

At last week’s meeting of the Kativik Regional Government’s council, councillor Mary Palliser said cops in Inukjuak are afraid of dealing with...

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-none- September 28, 2001 - 3:59 pm

Breast cancer strikes Inuit, too

Nunavut women can’t get mammograms in the territory, so cancer often goes undetected until it’s too late

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MIRIAM HILL

IQALUIT — It’s a myth that Inuit women don’t get breast cancer.

Under-reporting and inaccurate statistics have created a false belief that Inuit women are seldom victims of the disease, says Maureen Doherty, vice-president of the Nunavut Status of Women Council.

“If you look...

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-none- September 28, 2001 - 3:59 pm

Smoking issue smoulders

Iqaluit officials look to other communities for non-smoking bylaws

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MIRIAM HILL

IQALUIT — A non-smoking bylaw in Iqaluit will be drafted only after the public is consulted, officials say.

The city council has directed Iqaluit’s senior administrative officer, Rick Butler, to prepare a report recommending how it should proceed in writing and implementing a...

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-none- September 28, 2001 - 3:58 pm

NTI suing DIAND over water licences

Land-claim trumps federal legislation, lawyer says

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

IQALUIT — After months of wrangling over who has power over water licences in Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the federal government will take their battle to court.

NTI’s lawyer, Laurie Pelly, says the land claims organization has filed a lawsuit against the Department of...

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-none- September 28, 2001 - 3:55 pm

Qikiqtarjuaq looks to reopen tannery

Hunters would benefit from local business, say hamlet leaders

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

IQALUIT — With a pile of seal skins and some locally trained tanners, Qikiqtarjuaq hopes to get its old tannery back in business.

Earlier this month, drums used to tan hides were going full speed as two local residents learned the art of seal-skin tanning.

The tannery, which...

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