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Iqaluit August 29, 2003 - 1:03 pm

Where there’s always a helping hand

Iqaluit's new Tukisiniarvik Centre provides advice to all Iqaluit residents

JANE GEORGE

Looking for a friend? The staff at the Tukisiniarvik Centre say bannock and tea, served with milk, sugar and lots of understanding, are always available at Iqaluit’s new resource centre.

Iqalungmiut seeking advice on personal or work-related matters are welcome at Tukisiniarvik’s cozy home at...

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Iqaluit August 29, 2003 - 1:02 pm

Young artists’ imagination takes them to Calgary

Girls to demonstrate their painting skills at Glenbow Museum

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TINA ROSE

As Beth McKenty sets out the afternoon’s art supplies, Ooleepeeka Ipeelie and Seepola Innuarak, both 13 years old, quietly find their seats. The girls select paintbrushes, and begin mixing primary colours into their own original hues. Then McKenty suggests a timed painting session. The...

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Iqaluit August 29, 2003 - 1:01 pm

City helps fitness group in funding search

Organizers aim for Nov. 1 start date for basic centre

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ODILE NELSON

Iqaluit may be a hop, skip and a jump away from a healthier lifestyle after city council agreed to support the newly created Iqaluit Fitness Society in its search for funding.

The municipality granted a letter of recommendation after Peter Scholz, the group’s representative,...

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Nunavik August 29, 2003 - 1:00 pm

Jean Charest to fish and frolic in Nunavik this week

Quebec premier vows to further relations with Inuit

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ISABELLE DUBOIS

Quebec Premier Jean Charest was scheduled to arrive in Kuujjuaq this past Wednesday for a casual visit with Inuit leaders.

Although this is not Charest’s first trip to the region, it will be the newly elected leader’s first official visit as Quebec premier.

Coordinated by Makivik...

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Iqaluit August 29, 2003 - 1:00 pm

White Row residents uncomfortable with developer’s makeover proposal

Tenant writes to city complaining of Nunastar plans

JANE GEORGE

The sign advertising rental apartments in Tunnganaq House - the four-story block Nunastar Properties Inc. wants to build in Iqaluit’s White Row housing development - hasn’t gone up yet.

But that doesn’t make White Row resident Barry Cornthwaite unhappy. He likes White Row housing just as it...

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Nunavik August 29, 2003 - 12:59 pm

Nunavik remembers Martha Kauki and family

Local officials question southern handling of search

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ODILE NELSON

For three and a half hours this past Monday, the community of Kangirsuk remembered Martha Kauki, her husband Joanassie Epoo and two of their children, Victoria and Jacob - all four now presumed dead after the Canadian coast guard recovered Kauki’s body and the family’s overturned...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 12:39 pm

Canoeists rescued twice in one day outside Arviat

Tourists had no GPS, no knowledge of tides

JANE GEORGE

Travelling by boat along the Hudson Bay coast takes know-how and guts, because otherwise you may find yourself eye-to-eye with a polar bear or marooned in the mud.

“They weren’t unprepared,” RCMP Constable Bill Mooney generously said about a group of eight young women travelling by canoe who were...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 12:38 pm

Chrétien’s last visit a feel-good affair

Nunavummiut praise the PM before he leaves office for good

JIM BELL

Jean Chrétien enjoyed a nostalgic, feel-good visit to Nunavut last week, while his official hosts heaped praise upon Canada’s departing prime minister every time they got within hailing distance of a microphone.

Chrétien’s past trips to Nunavut, when he acted as tour guide to such visiting...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 12:38 pm

Eastern Arctic elders play hard in Iqaluit

Seventh-annual conference brings Nunavut and Nunavik together

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PATRICIA D’SOUZA

Despite some rough-housing and illegal tackles during a soccer match on Tuesday afternoon, elders from Nunavik and the Baffin region shared a warm gathering in Iqaluit this week as part of the seventh-annual Eastern Arctic Elders Conference.

A rag-tag group of senior citizens...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 12:37 pm

Iqaluit workers could lose staff housing

Wage deal creates new staff housing policy for city

JANE GEORGE

The new labour deal between the City of Iqaluit and its employees was negotiated in a record three to four days - but now some city staff may wonder whether, to strike a quick deal, their needs were sacrificed by negotiators from the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

Only days after their new...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:10 am

Task force travels Nunavut

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A task force examining the issues of suicide, suicide prevention and community healing has begun consultations with Nunavummiut.

The task force held a public meeting in Hall Beach on Aug. 23. Since then, it has held consultations in Rankin Inlet, Coral Harbour and Qikiqtarjuaq.

Consultations in...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:09 am

Arctic Bay men charged in co-op robbery

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RCMP in Arctic Bay have charged three men after a large amount of money was stolen from the Taqqut Co-op on Aug. 23.

Paul Shappa, 29, Kimball Qamanirq, 23, and Leo Pauloosie, 29, have been charged with theft. They are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4 in Arctic Bay.

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:09 am

Iqaluit museum needs help finding carving

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The Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum is seeking assistance in finding a carving that was stolen last week.

The carving is a large bear made of dark green stone with white ivory teeth. The bear’s head is turned to look over its back. The bear stands on all four legs. It measures approximately 12...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:08 am

Transport Canada inspects Iqaluit airport

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Canada’s federal transport agency conducted a routine inspection of the Iqaluit airport Aug. 20 and 21.

“The audit of Iqaluit airport was one of Transport Canada’s routine audit’s that take place on a regular basis,” Irene Smith, spokeswoman for Transport Canada, said last week.

Such audits take...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:08 am

Unaalik Aviation names new president

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Unaalik Aviation named Morag Howell to the position of president on Aug. 11.

Howell has an 18-year background of management experience in remote operations, including Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

Unaalik Aviation, an Iqaluit-based and Inuit-owned company, flies three Twin Otters throughout...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:07 am

Education ADM moves to department of the executive

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Premier Paul Okalik made two changes to the civil service this week to fill a vacant position in the department of the executive and strengthen its work on Inuit Qajimajatuqangit issues.

Nallaq Arnaquq, the assistant deputy minister for the department of education, will become the new ADM for...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:06 am

Golf fever strikes Arviat

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Arviat residents have taken up an unlikely Arctic sport - golfing. The local golfing association boasts over 50 members and driving golf balls has become the new favorite past time of young children.

Last weekend’s 2003 Arviat Qaituearjuq Golf Open brought competitors from as far away as Coral...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:06 am

CPAC broadcasts tour of Nunavut

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

CPAC, Canada’s Public Affairs Channel, will air a televised tour of Nunavut next month with an episode of its program, “The Great Canadian Tour.”

The weekly program hosted by Glen McInnis explores a different province or territory each episode, and Nunavut was its 11th stop.

The show will examine...

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Nunavut August 29, 2003 - 11:05 am

Police name teen killed in crash

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Iqaluit RCMP have released the name of the teen who died in a single motor vehicle accident on Aug. 19.

Kevin Dunphy, 16, and a 15-year-old passenger were driving on Apex Road last Tuesday. The car went off the road at 6:30 p.m. and rolled several times before coming to a stop.

Police have not...

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Iqaluit August 22, 2003 - 12:58 pm

City, union ink new wage deal

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The City of Iqaluit and its 93 unionized workers have ratified a new collective agreement. The three-year deal covers the period between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2006.

New in this agreement is a clause introducing an across-the-board housing allowance for all employees, worth $700 per month in...

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