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-none- October 25, 2002 - 5:16 pm

Mamuq: Great balls of caribou

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Ragout de boulettes is a French recipe for meatballs in rich gravy that my mother often made. She generally used beef, veal and pork; however since moving to Nunavut, I’ve replaced the veal and beef with caribou or muskox (or both) for a delightfully tasty and nourishing main dish.

It’s perfect...

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Iqaluit October 25, 2002 - 11:46 am

Lem ready to return to politics

One-time town councillor wants to help down-and-out youth

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DENISE RIDEOUT

One-time town councillor Doug Lem is keen to get back into Iqaluit’s political scene.

Lem sat on Iqaluit’s town council for one term, from 1997 to 2000. He threw his hat into the race again last month, after residents urged him to run for one of the two vacant seats on city...

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Iqaluit October 25, 2002 - 11:45 am

Candidate wants to serve Iqaluit residents

City's inefficiencies prompted former Newfoundlander to run for city council

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

Candidate Brad Hall, who describes himself as a political enthusiast, wants do what municipal councils are elected to do: serve residents.

“It’s always interested me: serving the people and doing what the people want,” Hall said in an interview.

The 30-year-old is a strong...

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Iqaluit October 25, 2002 - 11:45 am

Coffee talk with Elisapee Sheutiapik

Café owner has learned a lot about residents’ concerns over a morning cuppa joe

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DENISE RIDEOUT

Elisapee Sheutiapik has a good idea of the big issues in Iqaluit and what residents want city council to do. That’s because customers tell her daily when they come in for a cup of coffee at her Grind and Brew Café.

“Having a coffee shop, I hear everything,” Sheutiapik said, sitting...

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Iqaluit October 25, 2002 - 11:44 am

Popular weight-loss program northernized for Iqaluit lifestyle

Caribou worth about three points, seal — as many as 10

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MIRIAM HILL

Rhonda Hickey is hoping a Weight Watchers group in Iqaluit will give her the support she needs to reach her weight-loss goal.

Hickey joined the Weight Watchers program last year when she was visiting Newfoundland. Since she returned to Nunavut she’s been trying to start a group

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Iqaluit October 25, 2002 - 11:44 am

City wants to fund new training programs for Inuit

Money set aside for rewriting employment strategy would instead go to training

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

The City of Iqaluit’s human resources department wants to spend $50,000 on training courses for municipal employees in an effort to help Inuit staff move into middle-management positions.

The money was initially earmarked by council for updating the 1997 Inuit employment

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Nunavik October 25, 2002 - 11:42 am

Inukjuak chosen for site of new jail

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Regional councillors chose Inukjuak as the location for Nunavik’s proposed detention centre this week during a special meeting of the Kativik Regional Government.

Officials expect the centre will create 53 jobs and bring the community both direct and indirect economic benefits.

The Nunavik...

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Nunavik October 25, 2002 - 11:41 am

Nunavik families buck national trends

Greatest number of single-parent families in Canada

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ODILE NELSON

Nunavik has the highest proportion of single-parent families of any geographic area in Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report issued Tuesday.

The report examines Canadian family and dwelling trends gleaned from last year’s census statistics.

It found that Nunavik’s family...

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Nunavik October 25, 2002 - 11:40 am

Nunavik leaders sign $55-million preliminary fishing deal

Okalik wants constitutional guarantee of similar rights for Nunavut

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ODILE NELSON

After nine years of negotiations, Makivik Corp. and the federal government signed the Nunavik Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle this week, forging ahead with the historic deal despite continued protests from the Nunavut government that it unfairly guarantees Quebec Inuit fishing...

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Nunavik October 25, 2002 - 11:40 am

Leaders unveil Inuksuk at Quebec’s National Assembly

Meant to symbolize relationship between government and Inuit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ODILE NELSON

Provincial government and Inuit officials unveiled an Inuksuk on the grounds of Quebec’s National Assembly on Thursday in a ceremony said to symbolize the growing understanding between the provincial government and Nunavik’s Inuit.

“It serves as a reminder of our relationship — the...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:39 am

Technicality keeps sex offender out of jail

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Justice Robert Kilpatrick called Ruben Komangapik, 26, a lucky man after the discovery of a minor error in a conditional sentence order for a sexual assault that Komangapik was convicted of in 2001.

The order, made by deputy judge Alan Cooke on Aug. 14, 2001, states that the sentence imposed was...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:38 am

Judge pokes at Nunavut’s black eye

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Peter Salomonie, 32, was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm.

The incident occurred after a night of drinking on Aug. 17, 2002. The complainant, Salomonie’s common-law spouse for nine years, received a bloody 5-centimetre gash to her head, and...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:38 am

Young offender banned from youth centre

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A teenage girl who returned to Iqaluit after failing to observe the conditions of a one-year probation order in Montreal must now meet the conditions of her probation order in Iqaluit.

The 13-year-old girl came before Justice Earl Johnson Oct. 21 on a “report-back-to-court” order.

The original...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:38 am

Taxi driver convicted of bootlegging

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Luis Antonio “Tony” Martinez, 52, awaits sentencing after Justice Robert Kilpatrick found him guilty of bootlegging and violating the conditions of a probation order.

Two crown witnesses each said they bought two bottles of booze from Martinez on separate occasions.

Joe Morgan said he went to...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:37 am

Break-in spree may lead to justice committee

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A homeless man accused of breaking into people’s homes in Iqaluit is going before Iqaluit’s restorative justice committee.

Aaron Phillip Akulukjuk, 20, is charged with 20 counts of break and enter, four counts of vehicle theft and two counts of possession of property obtained by a crime. The...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:37 am

Pauktuutit elections in November

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Pauktuutit Inuit Women’s Association is holding its annual general meeting and board elections from Nov. 27 to 30 in Ottawa.

Members will elect eight regional directors and a president. Any Inuk woman living in Canada is eligible to be nominated. Nominations must be made and seconded by an Inuk...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:37 am

From trafficking to possession

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Kevin Harper, 21, will likely receive either an absolute discharge or a conditional discharge, after pleading guilty to possessing about 10 grams of marijuana valued at approximately $300, seized on Oct. 30, 2001.

“This is not the crime of the century. It’s a fairly routine offence,” said defence...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:36 am

Resolute man died of bacterial infection

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The body of a Resolute Bay man who died suddenly on Oct. 8 was returned to his home community from Edmonton, where an autopsy determined he died of septicemia or pneumococcal disease.

Michael Pudluk, 35, had initially sought medical attention at Resolute Bay’s health centre for flu-like

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:36 am

Inquest set for 2003

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A coroner’s inquest into the death of Colin Kaotalok, 18, has been set for Jan. 28, 2003.

Kaotalok died on Nov. 23 from a self-inflicted injury while serving a sentence in open custody at an Iqaluit transition house. The Cambridge Bay resident was serving 10-months for assault and breach of...

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Nunavut October 25, 2002 - 11:36 am

Jilted telehealth firm sues the GN

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A U.S. telehealth hardware firm called Aethra Inc. says Nunavut government officials broke their own contracting regulations when they chose a Norwegian company called Tandberg to install 10 new telehealth centres in Nunavut communities.

In a statement of claim filed last month at the Nunavut...

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