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Iqaluit September 26, 2003 - 3:38 pm

Self-sacrifice and commitment is rewarded

Nunavut's first nursing students receive scholarships

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SARA ARNATSIAQ

Five students enrolled in Nunavut Arctic College’s nursing program became the first people to get Queen Elizabeth II scholarships at a ceremony in Iqaluit last week.

The scholarships were awarded in three categories.

Rebecca Lonsdale and Suzie Pearce received academic achievement...

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Iqaluit September 26, 2003 - 3:36 pm

Iqaluit francophones hope to rebuild troubled FDEA

Nine candidates run for five seats

JANE GEORGE

Candidates for seats on the Francophone District Education Authority, le conseil scolaire francophone d’Iqaluit, say they can offer the quality of leadership French-language education needs and deserves.

Nine candidates are running for five vacant seats on the FDEA, which was put under trusteeship...

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Iqaluit September 26, 2003 - 3:35 pm

Council votes down proposed Tundra East development

Matthews casts deciding vote

JANE GEORGE

Mayor John Matthews, who faces re-election in three weeks, cast the deciding vote this week against developing the Tundra East area of Iqaluit.

With his vote, which surprised both Tundra East critics and promoters, Matthews disregarded a unanimous recommendation from the city’s own planning...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:34 pm

Man with brain tumour gets house arrest

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Soudloo Josephie, a Kimmirut man now living in Iqaluit who suffers from a brain tumour, will serve 11 months under a form of house arrest for two assaults.

One assault relates to an attack that Josephie inflicted on his ex-wife in Kimmirut in the presence of their two-year-old child, while the...

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Nunavik September 26, 2003 - 3:34 pm

KRG celebrates 25th anniversary

Last regional council meeting before November elections

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ISABELLE DUBOIS

When the Kativik Regional Government first came into being a quarter century ago, its operations were sufficiently modest that they were able to fit comfortably in a house across the street from the federal Indian affairs office in Kuujjuaq.

Its entire operating budget was tiny —...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:33 pm

Man acquitted amidst “cloud of suspicion”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Justice Robert Kilpatrick acquitted a Rankin Inlet man this week in connection with a sexual assault alleged to have occurred inside Nunavut Commissioner Peter Irniq’s Iqaluit residence in the summer of 2002.

After reviewing all the evidence, Kilpatrick was forced to conclude that Isiah Daniel...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:24 pm

Health department fires Iqaluit social services director

Doctors, other staff sign letter of support but Sage says gesture "won't change anything"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

PATRICIA D’SOUZA

About 60 Iqaluit health workers have signed a letter of support for the community director of health and social services in Iqaluit, after he was removed from his job early this week without explanation.

In his 13 years with Nunavut’s Department of Health and Social Services,...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:23 pm

Iqaluit researcher advocates for better pap test

Cervical cancer a leading killer of Nunavut women

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

PATRICIA D’SOUZA

A public health researcher in Iqaluit wants Nunavut women to know that new screening methods are available that could lead to earlier detection of cervical cancer and the sexually-transmitted virus believed to cause it.

In a presentation to the International Congress on...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:21 pm

Kelvin Ng to quit territorial politics

For Cambridge Bay's MLA, family comes first

JIM BELL

After 24 years of service as a territorial legislator and municipal leader, Kelvin Ng is calling it quits, saying he wants to spend more time at home in Yellowknife with his wife, Suzie, and their four children.

Ng, 45, announced late last week that he will not contest the Cambridge Bay seat in...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:19 pm

NTI forges ahead on social issues

Mobile Nunavut healing program almost ready to go

JANE GEORGE

Two years into her mandate as president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Cathy Towtongie says NTI is starting to show solid results — among the most tangible is Nunavut’s new Qauma Mobile Treatment Centre.

“It will be unique in Canada,” Towtongie said in an interview this week. “I think it’s a positive...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:18 pm

Judge blasts Iqaluit lawyer for stranding clients

Client left in lurch on sex crimes charges

JIM BELL

Justice Robert Kilpatrick blasted Iqaluit lawyer Euan MacKay this week for leaving at least three clients stranded without a lawyer at scheduled court appearances.

MacKay, however, was not in court to hear the judge’s withering lecture, having flown to Pond Inlet to represent another client at a...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:15 pm

Nault confirms Inuit art funding

Ottawa to fund Inuit Art Foundation for three more years

JANE GEORGE

The Inuit Art Foundation already knew it had enough money to keep going for another three years.

But Bob Nault, the minister of Indian and northern affairs, made it official on Sept. 24 in Iqaluit, when he announced that the Ottawa-based foundation will continue to get money from his...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:14 pm

Nunavut’s economic blueprint unveiled

GN, NTI await word on EDA proposal

JIM BELL

The Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. unveiled a small stack of paper this week that contains their long-awaited blueprint for Nunavut’s economic future.

It’s no ordinary stack of paper. To attract attention to it, they released the document just as Canada’s northern development...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 3:11 pm

A special sneak preview of “open arms” hospital

Plans for Qikiqtani General Hospital full of light and life

JANE GEORGE

A hospital full of light and life — that’s how visitors and staff are supposed to see the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit after it opens in 2006.

Nunatsiaq News has arranged a special sneak-preview of the hospital three years before its scheduled opening — and readers can see for themselves...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 2:40 pm

Break-in at Iqaluit gas bar

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

On Aug. 24 at 9 p.m., five men about 19 years of age and wearing jeans and black hats entered the gas bar on the beach and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the attendant who described them as speaking with a “Cape Dorset dialect.”

The men were travelling on foot and left the gas bar...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 2:39 pm

IDEA reports shortage of substitute teachers

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The number of substitute teachers available to serve Iqaluit schools has once again fallen to dangerous levels, Dominique Wielgosch, office manager for the Iqaluit District Education Authority reported at a meeting on Monday.

There are five substitute teachers on the list — including only one...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 2:39 pm

Cars vandalized

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RCMP in Iqaluit are investigating a late-night rampage of vandalism on Sept. 23 in which several vehicles in the 500 area, 200 area and around the Frobisher Inn and nearby high-rise complex were damaged between midnight and 7 a.m.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call the...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 2:38 pm

Sealskin suit taken

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RCMP in Iqaluit are investigating the theft of a sealskin suit from a residence in Apex.

The suit consists of a long-sleeved jacket of brown otter and white fur as well as a sealskin pair of pants with leather knees that would fit a 12-year old boy.

Police say the thief may attempt to sell the...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 2:38 pm

Autopsy ordered in beating death

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

An autopsy has been ordered for a Hall Beach woman who died after being flown to Ottawa Civic Hospital for treatment for injuries she received during an altercation at a home in the community on Sept. 17.

Sue Nattaq was pronounced dead in hospital on Sept. 22.

Silas Ammakiak, 35, was charged on...

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Nunavut September 26, 2003 - 2:38 pm

Apex DEA fills all seven seats

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Angie Doig won’t be the sole member on the Apex District Education Authority after all.

Doig was the only person to enter her name after the call for nominations closed on Sept. 15. But the city extended the deadline by a week, and by the close of nominations on Sept. 22, six others had come...

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