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Nunani: Esquimaux

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RACHEL QITSUALIK

I answered a letter a while ago, from someone at a museum in Alaska.

They wanted to know why Inuit dislike being called “Eskimos.” After all, many Alaskans don’t mind being called Eskimos, and even seem to dislike the term “Inuit” when southerners try to apply it to them, however...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:12 am

Leaky dam

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A leak in the Lake Geraldine dam will be fixed by Dillon construction for a fee of $9,500.

The 2001 dam safety inspection identified a leak in the dam. During the 2002 dam safety review, the leak was noted as having become larger, and it was recommended that the leak be repaired.

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:12 am

Asbestos clean-up

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Asbestos was discovered recently in city hall’s boiler room, and as a result the city has hired Trow Consulting to create an “asbestos abatement program.”

The asbestos was discovered in the heating and ventilation system when one of Trow’s asbestos experts was in Iqaluit taking samples from...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:11 am

Sustainable initiatives coordinator

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The city is creating a new position for someone with the leadership skills and knowledge to launch council’s greenhouse gas reduction ambitions.

The department of planning and lands hopes the six-month, $45,000 contract will help the city secure lasting partnerships with future financial and...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:11 am

Support for Iqaluit-based heritage building

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Council agreed to throw its support behind a proposal to build a museum/heritage building in the capital city.

Council will express its approval of the proposal in a letter to Peter Kilabuk, the minister of culture, language, elders and youth.

CLEY has recognized a future need for such a building...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:11 am

Paving the way

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Baffin Building Systems will begin paving several streets scheduled to be paved in the 2000 paving program, possibly by the end of the month.

BBS will also begin Phase 1 and 2 of the 2003 paving program, which includes Ring Road, from the entrance to Happy Valley to the hospital intersection, and...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:10 am

Ballot draws for subdivision lots

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Ballot draws for Lake subdivision lots will take place on July 11 at 3 p.m. at city hall.

There are 11 Lake subdivision lots ranging in price from $42,067 to $54,196.

To have your name entered into the draw, you must submit an application to the lands administrator no later than 5 p.m. July 9....

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:10 am

Subdivision by any other name still the same

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A name has been chosen for the road that will eventually run through the Lake subdivision, which the city is in the process of developing.

Although a contest was held inviting Grade 6 students from Aqsarniik Ilinniarvik Middle School to name the road, in the end the final decision came from a...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:10 am

Proposal call for industrial subdivision lots

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Proposal calls for industrial subdivision lots will be accepted until 5 p.m. July 14 at city hall.

There are 13 lots available, ranging in price from $50,577 to $138,931. Proposal call packages must be submitted to the lands administrator.

Successful applicants will be notified within five days...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:09 am

Shear support

Women swap vanity for charity and raise $12,000 for breast cancer prevention in Nunavut

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

KIRSTEN MURPHY

Tufts of Margaret Craigie’s brown hair fall to the floor. Each twist and turn of the electric razor generates cheers from an appreciative crowd.

“I think of women in Grise Fiord and remote communities who may not know how to detect lumps and maybe this will help,” Craigie says...

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Iqaluit June 27, 2003 - 9:08 am

Pass the peas

Nunavut food bank will make room at its dining table for other communities across the territory

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

CHARLOTTE PETRIE

Newly elected board members of the Nunavut food bank are pledging to increase the organization’s presence across the territory, after being chosen June 22 at the group’s annual general meeting.

Denise Gilby, board member at large, said 2003-04 would be the year Iqaluit’s Niqiniq...

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Nunavik June 27, 2003 - 9:05 am

Slight rent increase for social housing tenants

Increase of 3.4 per cent not part of anticipated rent scale change

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ODILE NELSON

Social housing rents in Nunavik are growing by 3.4 per cent.

The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau sent out a notice late last month informing social housing renters of the increase. The rise is part of the Société d’habitation du Québec’s annual rent increase for all social housing...

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Nunavik June 27, 2003 - 9:04 am

Swat teams called in to end Kuujjuarapik stand-off

Cree, Inuit SQ bring incident to peaceful end

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ODILE NELSON

Cree and Inuit police forces called in two provincial swat teams to end a lengthy stand-off with an armed man in Kuujjuarapik on Monday.

According to a KRPF press release, the incident began the morning of June 23. Around 7:30 a.m., Cree police received a phone call complaining that...

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Nunavut June 27, 2003 - 9:04 am

New owner lays off 75 at Lupin

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut’s last producing mine is on life support.

Kinross Gold Corp., which assumed control of the Lupin gold mine in January after a merger with its previous owner, Echo Bay Mines, is dumping 75 employees at Lupin this year, and imposing numerous other cost-cutting measures.

In 2002, Kinross...

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Nunavut June 27, 2003 - 9:03 am

Cabinet ponders Ottawa, communities, education

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After holing up in Sanikiluaq for two days last week in what they’re calling a “strategy session,” the seven members of Nunavut’s cabinet have emerged to announce they’ve made progress in relations with the federal government, decentralization policies, housing policies, and the education...

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Nunavut June 27, 2003 - 9:03 am

Sanikiluaq gets GN help after one year

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After more than a year of waiting, the Government of Nunavut has finally announced how it will help Sanikiluaq prepare for the environmental impact of future hydroelectric projects on rivers flowing into Hudson and James Bay.

Sanikiluaq asked for the GN’s help last March, after the James Bay Cree...

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Nunavut June 27, 2003 - 9:03 am

Iqaluit youth dies in ATV accident

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The 18-year-old youth who died in a single-vehicle ATV accident has been laid to rest in Iqaluit.

Matthewsie Kunuk was riding his ATV north of the Road to Nowhere on June 13 when the vehicle apparently overturned, pinning him beneath its weight.

Police were called to the scene the next day. When...

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Nunavut June 27, 2003 - 9:02 am

Picture perfect

Nunavut students honoured for celebrating language week

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SARA ARNATSIAQ

Nunavut’s department of culture, language, elders and youth has announced the winners of the 2003 Inuktitut Uqauttin (Language Week) poster contest.

The contest was divided into three categories, but when CLEY staff received the posters, they realized that the youngest students...

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Nunavut June 27, 2003 - 9:01 am

Hello Dolly

Sanikiluaq artists benefit from partnership with Pangnirtung fish plant workers

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

KIRSTEN MURPHY

The sale of Sanikiluaq’s famous fish skin dolls is expanding after a pilot project with the department of sustainable development led to an increase in the number of dolls the community can produce.

In February, Nujuqsivik artisans in Sanikiluaq received nine kilograms of turbot...

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Nunavut June 27, 2003 - 9:00 am

Iqaluit HTO making waves with boat users

Sylvia Grinnell dispute season opens for another summer

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

CHARLOTTE PETRIE

Debate between boat users and members of Iqaluit’s Amarok Hunters and Trappers Organization regarding access to the Sylvia Grinnell River has returned for another season.

Long-time river boater and outfitter Glenn Williams said he received a fax from the HTO on June 26...

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