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-none- December 24, 2004 - 9:17 am

Quttinirpaaq management plan clarified

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

We were pleased to see the extensive coverage of the Quttinirpaaq National Park management planning process in the Nunatsiaq News of Oct. 29.
We would like to clarify a few points:

The management planning process is a collaborative action of the Quttinirpaaq Joint Park Management Committee and...

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-none- December 24, 2004 - 9:16 am

Thanks to the searchers from the Erkidjuk family

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

My name is Theresa Fox, and I’m writing on behalf of my family, to say thank-you to all those who helped with the search and rescue of my grandfather, Celestine Erkidjuk, who went missing Dec. 4 2004.

We are forever grateful to those volunteers of the Hunters and Trappers Organization, the RCMP,...

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Around the Arctic December 24, 2004 - 9:09 am

Scottish researchers study benefits of fish oil

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS

Researchers in Scotland are studying the Inuit diet in an effort to find new treatments for heart disease.

Volunteers will be given fish oil supplements, full of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, to see if these improve their heart conditions.

Researchers want to see how the...

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Around the Arctic December 24, 2004 - 9:09 am

Arctic Ocean warm… 70 million years ago

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS

Evidence from a core drilled over a ridge on the Arctic Ocean floor shows its mean surface temperature was about 15 C 70 million years and as warm as 20 C as long as 90 million years ago.

“This implies a total absence of polar ice at these high latitudes,” said researcher...

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Around the Arctic December 24, 2004 - 9:08 am

Arctic Institute releases human development report

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS

The Arctic Human Development Report is now online at: http://www.svs.is/AHDR.

Copies of the full report (243 pages with graphics and photographs) are available for $28 US (plus postage) and can be ordered from the Stefansson Arctic Institute, Borgir v/Nordurslod, 600...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 9:06 am

Fish found on ice

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Hunters in Iqaluit have reported seeing a number of small cod fish lying dead on top of the sea ice on the other side of Frobisher Bay.

It’s not usual for fish to be on top of the sea ice, said Karen Ditz, a fisheries management biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Iqaluit, but...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 9:06 am

At the Iqaluit courthouse, Santa rules

Court of justice enforces the Christmas spirit

JIM BELL

Thanks to staff at the Nunavut court of justice in Iqaluit, scores of children in Iqaluit will get a present this Christmas.

In a mock “court order” signed by “Justice of the Peace S. Claus” and faxed throughout Iqaluit, staff at the Nunavut court house, along with staff at the federal justice...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 9:05 am

Car crashes outside hospital

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Two drivers escaped unharmed after their cars collided in the intersection in front of the Baffin Regional hospital last Friday.

A Ford Ranger traveling downtown from Apex slammed into a red Chevy Blazer as it was turning into the hospital around 10 a.m. on Dec. 17.

It was the third reported...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 9:04 am

RCMP seize half a kilo of pot

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Police arrested four people accused of selling pot in Iqaluit last week.

RCMP officers found the over 500 grams of marijuana along with cash and “drug trafficking paraphernalia” after searching house 2461 on Thursday, Dec. 16

Stephen Crispin, 42, Richard Villeneuve, 30, Judy Naulalick, 24, and...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 9:03 am

Thieves nabbed after multiple break-ins

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Five teens and an adult from Iqaluit will appear in court next month on charges related to a rash of break-ins in the community.

The group faces 20 charges, stemming from nine different break-ins in October and November in Iqaluit.

Matthew Naulaq is scheduled to appear in court on charges of...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 9:02 am

Around Iqaluit

Iqaluit this week

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Christmas games in Apex

Christmas games in Apex run from Thursday, Dec. 23 to Saturday, Jan. 1 at Abe Okpik Hall. Games start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and at 7 p.m. all other nights.

Christmas games in Iqaluit

Christmas games in Iqaluit run from Christmas Day to Jan. 1. Games start on...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 8:59 am

Iqaluit water treatment plant gets $4.5 million makeover

Renovation multiplies procession capacity by ten

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

GREG YOUNGER-LEWIS


Iqaluit firefighters and residents have less reason to worry about their water reservoir running dry — and schools burning down.
A multi-million-dollar infrastructure plan recently boosted the community’s water facilities almost 10-fold, meaning the water treatment plant can...

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Iqaluit December 24, 2004 - 8:57 am

With Iglootalk, you’re never far from the North

Former Baker Lake residents create on-line Arctic affairs forum

JANE GEORGE

If you find yourself wondering what to do over the holidays, pay a visit to a lively on-line discussion forum called Iglootalk.
Iglootalk is the perfect place to spend time when the wind’s blowing, it’s dark and freezing cold outside and you don’t feel like visiting anyone, but you’d like to talk...

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Nunavik December 24, 2004 - 8:47 am

Bilingual children’s book honours avalanche dead

“Learning to read and write is a way of healing”

JANE GEORGE

Arriving just in time for Christmas, there’s gift that’s perfect for any child in Nunavik or Nunavut who speaks or is learning how to speak French — or any child who likes a good story.
Les trouvailles d’Adami, written in French and Inuttitut, is intended for children aged five and older.

The book...

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Nunavut December 24, 2004 - 8:33 am

Cape Dorset man gets lifetime firearms ban

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A Cape Dorset man will spend more than a year in jail after pleading guilty to abusing his common-law spouse at gunpoint in their own home.

Kooyoo Pootoogook, 37, won’t be allowed to possess a firearm for the rest of his life under a court ban imposed during his sentencing on Nov. 23.

A Nunavut...

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Nunavik December 24, 2004 - 8:33 am

Russian Inuit see Makivik as business model

JANE GEORGE

Earlier this month, the Makivik Corporation’s vice-president for economic development, Adamie Alaku, and Anthony Ittoshat, its treasurer, travelled to Moscow, Russia to share their experiences in economic development with aboriginal groups.
“The indigenous people there were looking for models to...

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Nunavut December 24, 2004 - 8:31 am

Pang is still Pang

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Pangnirtung residents have voted to keep their community’s original English name, even though its real meaning is obscured by a faulty rendition of the Inuktitut word it’s based on.

This summer, some residents petitioned to change the English name to Panniqtuuq, which means “place of many caribou”...

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Nunavut December 24, 2004 - 8:28 am

Nunavut’s toy trove threatened by lack of local help

“I need some feedback. I need to know whether this is worth continuing”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

GREG YOUNGER-LEWIS

Nunavut’s Christmas angel is considering hanging up his halo.

For more than 15 years, the man nicknamed “Saint” Peter Clarke has harnessed his fundraising powers in B.C. to send tonnes of toys worth tens of thousands of dollars to Nunavut.

This year, hundreds of cheery kids...

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Nunavut December 24, 2004 - 8:25 am

Makivik adds basket-making to artists’ workshop

“First one, it’s hard — the second one, no problem”

JANE GEORGE

Take about 30 artists from around Nunavik and bring them together in one place to share from each other and learn new skills: that’s the recipe for the popular artists’ workshop, which Makivik Corporation has organized for three years.

“They like to work together, to create together,” said Charles...

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Nunavut December 24, 2004 - 8:22 am

Makivik adds basket-making to artists’ workshop

“First one, it’s hard — the second one, no problem”

JANE GEORGE

Take about 30 artists from around Nunavik and bring them together in one place to share from each other and learn new skills: that’s the recipe for the popular artists’ workshop, which Makivik Corporation has organized for three years.

“They like to work together, to create together,” said Charles...

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