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Iqaluit September 24, 2004 - 2:59 pm

Eco-friendly subdivision could add to Iqaluit traffic woes

Walking, snowmobile trails partially offset bottleneck on Apex Road

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MIRIAM DEWAR

Increased traffic flow problems and pollution of the city’s water supply were the only concerns raised during a presentation on the new “sustainable subdivision” proposed for the plateau area in Iqaluit by a team of consultants working on the project.

Members of city council’s...

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Nunavik September 24, 2004 - 2:57 pm

Transport Canada probes beef laid by fired employee

Air Inuit head says former employee already threatened airline

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GREG YOUNGER-LEWIS

Transport Canada is looking into a complaint made by a recently dismissed Air Inuit employee who alleges that his former employer endangered his life on a recent charter flight to a fishing lodge.

Mike Shields, 41, a former Air Inuit employee who lives in Kuujjuaraapik, lodged...

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Nunavik September 24, 2004 - 2:57 pm

Quebec pledges to solve overcrowded jail problem

Police fear cramped quarters could cause riot among prisoners

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GREG YOUNGER-LEWIS

The Quebec government has promised to look for ways to resolve an overcrowding problem that police say could eventually cause a riot at Kuujjuaq’s jail.

Local police and Kativik regional government politicians met with officials from the corrections branch of the provincial...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:56 pm

Overcrowded YK home a haven for Kitikmeot patients

Cramped quarters provide comfy care for more than 1,000 people every month

JANE GEORGE

YELLOWKNIFE - There’s a lot of warmth inside Yellowknife’s Lena Pederson Boarding Home, a home away from home for patients and escorts from Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region.

This home is more comfy and inviting than other similar boarding homes for Inuit receiving medical care far from home in Ottawa or...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:56 pm

Missing U.S. sport-hunter’s girlfriend refuses to give up

"You just don't disappear into thin air"

JANE GEORGE

Pam Ruzzo still hasn’t given up on finding her boyfriend, Jimmy Rambone Jr., an American hunter who went missing one year ago while on a caribou hunting trip in Nunavik.

Ruzzo still clings to the belief that Rambone is still alive, but lost somewhere in northern Quebec. He was an epileptic, and...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:55 pm

Broadband will ease move to new bank system

High speed communication key to banking in remote communities

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GREG YOUNGER-LEWIS

The arrival of high-speed access to the Internet in Nunavut’s communities will make banking possible where it wasn’t before, says the territory’s lead Internet agency.

Dave Smith, president of the Nunavut Broadband Development Corp., said his group’s work will remove a...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:54 pm

Terrorism, climate change seen as Arctic security threats

Early warning system suggested to alert residents about changing climate

JANE GEORGE

YELLOWKNIFE - Terrorism is usually “the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about,” said Ron Huebert from the Centre for Military and Strategic studies, during a panel on security at the Northern Research Forum meeting in Yellowknife.

The discussion was intended to focus on broader security...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:54 pm

Must tourists destroy the things they love?

"We hate it when indigenous people are treated like objects"

JANE GEORGE

YELLOWKNIFE - Curse or blessing? Tourism in Arctic regions can be both, according to participants in a discussion on tourism held at the Northern Research Forum.

The forum brought together academics, bureaucrats, politicians, students and indigenous leaders from around the northern world to...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:53 pm

For every reason and season, there’s a rock

Suzanne Evaloarjuk knows the best stone for severing a limb or healing a spirit

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GREG YOUNGER-LEWIS

“I’ll tell you quickly about rocks, first, then I’ll tell you the way my grandmother would.”

Suzanne Evaloarjuk sits in the middle of her Iqaluit home jewelry studio, stones and silver ring-settings scattered all around her, and offers to share stories about her relationship...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:52 pm

Where’s Nunavut’s new cash coming from?

JIM BELL

For the cash-strapped government of Nunavut, it will arrive at an opportune time - an estimated $200 to $300 million in new money from Ottawa over the next five to six years.

Officials caution that their estimates are subject to change.

But based on what they know now, this is what Nunavut...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:52 pm

Teens explore bullying through theatre project

"I don't bully anymore. I already know how it feels."

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GREG YOUNGER-LEWIS

More than a dozen Iqaluit teens entertained their community and peers recently with some interactive theatre that they hope will make a bully think twice about hurting someone - and show victims that they always have someone to help them.

Their play, which hit the stage on...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:50 pm

Orphaned polar bears destined for Japan, Australia

Committee chooses new homes after exhaustive evaluation of animals' needs

JANE GEORGE

Two orphaned polar bear cubs from Nunavik will be heading to new homes in Australia and Japan at the end of October.

Since May, the male cubs, only five months old when their mother was shot and killed near Kangiqsualujjuaq, have been living at the Jardin zoologique du Québec zoo in Quebec...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:49 pm

New funding deals a welcome boon for GN

$200 to $300 million in new money

JIM BELL

Premier Paul Okalik and his officials believe Nunavut will emerge as a major financial winner after last week’s marathon bargaining session in Ottawa among the country’s first ministers.

That’s because of two big intergovernmental agreements that will direct new federal money to Nunavut. The...

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Around the Arctic September 24, 2004 - 2:17 pm

Greenland defends narwhal hunt

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SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS

Greenland has adopted and is keeping to its new beluga and narwhal hunt quotas, the Netherlands has never filed a formal complaint with the European Union about Greenland’s trade in narwhal and Niels Nielsen is not a spokesman for the home rule government, but with the Danish...

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Around the Arctic September 24, 2004 - 2:17 pm

Royal Greenlandic boss faces axe

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS

Last week, in Reykjavik, Iceland, the home rule government’s minister for industry, Johan Lund Olsen, apparently told two reporters from Greenland and Denmark that Keld Askær, the director of the seafood giant Royal Greenlandic, was going to be fired.

Since then, Olsen has...

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Iqaluit September 24, 2004 - 2:12 pm

Breastfeeding bash

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Week, Oct. 1 to Oct. 7, all breastfeeding women, all women and elders who have breastfed, and anyone else interested in breastfeeding are invited to the Iqaluit Public Health building on Sat., Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Similar competitions are being held in...

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Iqaluit September 24, 2004 - 2:11 pm

Bomb-threat prank at Inuksuk High

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A bomb threat at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit proved to be a false alarm on Tuesday, and RCMP constable Chris Coles was not impressed with the time that police wasted searching for explosives.

“People have to realize that this is not a joke,” Coles said.

The result of the prank call was that...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:03 pm

Simailak urges Nunavummiut to get into mining

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut’s minister of economic development and transportation, David Simailak, wants Nunavummiut to “become full partners in future resource development.”

Speaking during Northern Mining Week, Sept. 21 to 26, Simailak said the GN is committed to working closely with industry and residents to...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:03 pm

Irish and Inuit music this Sunday

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

What? Celtic and traditional Inuit throatsinging in the same performance?

You can see it for yourself this Sunday 7 p.m., when the Chieftains, renowned throughout the world for their interpretations of traditional Irish music, and Aqsarniit share the same stage in a one-hour special on CBC...

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Nunavut September 24, 2004 - 2:03 pm

Canada Millennium Scholarship in Nunavut

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Last week, people from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Fund were in Iqaluit to meet with government and labour representatives, Nunavut Arctic College and Nunavut Sivuniksavut and discuss whether its bursary meets the needs of Nunavut’s post-secondary students.

“Our students face enormous...

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