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Iqaluit February 25, 2005 - 4:52 pm

Chamber needs admin money

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Iqaluit city council voted to support the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce in an application to the Government of Nunavut for money to pay for administrative support.

Glenn Cousins, the president of the chamber, said in a letter to the city that he also represents all Nunavut chambers of commerce on...

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Iqaluit February 25, 2005 - 4:52 pm

Council okays 24-unit development

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Iqaluit city council voted this past Tuesday to approve a three-storey, 24-unit building in the Road to Nowhere subdivision, to be build by Tumiit Development Corp.

They also voted to give the developer variances on the amount of lot frontage, and on the area to be occupied by the building.

The...

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Iqaluit February 25, 2005 - 4:51 pm

Coroner’s jury prompts new snow removal rules

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To help make Iqaluit’s streets safer, especially for children, Iqaluit city council is proposing to change its snow removal bylaw to stop large piles of snow from being dumped near intersections.

The bylaw amendment would prohibit any property owner, including the City of Iqaluit, from creating a...

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Iqaluit February 25, 2005 - 4:51 pm

City okays dump expansion

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The City of Iqaluit’s engineering department will expand the city’s landfill site to the north-east, extending its life until 2011, at a cost of about $150,000.

Iqaluit city councillors voted in favour of the proposal this past Tuesday after Brad Sokach, the city’s director of engineering, told...

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Iqaluit February 25, 2005 - 4:49 pm

Iqaluit this week

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Young playwrights, free theatre

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m., Inuksuk High School. Local youth will perform original plays created during a week-long workshop on “the effects of crime in the community” with the Qaggiq Theatre Company. Admission is free. For more information, call Sylvia at

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Nunavut February 25, 2005 - 4:43 pm

GN in Greenland

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Seven assistant deputy ministers and deputy ministers from the Government of Nunavut traveled to Nuuk last week for two and a half days of meetings with their Greenlandic counterparts.

Jeff Heynen, who coordinated the trip for the Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, says the...

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Nunavut February 25, 2005 - 4:43 pm

Kitikmeot trade show a success

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The 2005 Kitikmeot Trade Show, held in Cambridge Bay last week, attracted 40 exhibitors and 120 delegates - the highest number on record.

“That was extremely well received,” said mayor Terry McCallum. “We kind of have a higher mark to achieve to make it bigger and better.”

The show packed the...

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Nunavut February 25, 2005 - 4:42 pm

Cape Dorset woman charged with murder

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A woman has been charged with second degree murder after a 34 year-old man was found dead in a Cape Dorset home on Monday.

The victim and the accused were not a couple, RCMP said in a press release, but were known to each other. Alcohol was a factor.

Pitseolak Qiatsuq, 35, is being held in...

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Nunavut February 25, 2005 - 4:40 pm

Ravens smarter than they look

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Nunavut’s ravens, renowned for the ability to mimic everything from ship’s bells to cuckoo clocks, are some of the most intelligent birds in the world, says a scientist from McGill University.

Dr. Louis Lefebvre, who has invented a method of measuring birds IQ, ranks ravens, crows, jays and other...

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-none- February 25, 2005 - 4:12 pm

Too many aboriginal people die in Montreal

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The article about the deaths of aboriginal people in Montreal was very disturbing. Life in the big city far away from home appears good at first but in reality, the city is a scary place.

Alcohol, drugs, gambling facilities and prostitution are everywhere and it is sometimes very easy to end up in...

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Around the Arctic February 18, 2005 - 5:01 pm

Vandals hit Nuuk school

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Vandalism is on the rise in Nuuk and it now involves younger and younger kids, say police.

Two weeks ago, a group of young kids wreaked havoc on a recreation center at Ukaliusaq School in downtown Nuuk.

Teachers at the school say they have never seen such extensive damage before — although it’s...

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Around the Arctic February 18, 2005 - 5:01 pm

Finnish Saami celebrate national day

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Finnish Saami, who number about 5,000 in the northern portion of the country, celebrated their second official national day on Feb. 6.

The Saami chose that date because on Feb. 6, 1917, the first Nordic Saami convention was held in Trondheim, Norway where Saami from Norway and Sweden discussed...

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Around the Arctic February 18, 2005 - 5:00 pm

2005 to be warmest yet?

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Greenhouse gases that accelerate global warming could make 2005 the warmest year since records started being kept in the late 1800s, says NASA.

“There has been a strong warming trend over the past 30 years, a trend that has been shown to be due primarily to increasing greenhouse gases in the...

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Around the Arctic February 18, 2005 - 5:00 pm

Pickled testicles headline festival

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Icelanders are sampling traditional foods in February, during the month-long festival of Thorrablot.

Vikings used to celebrate during February with feasts, dancing and singing because it was the fourth month of winter and this meant spring would be returning soon.

Some of the traditional foods...

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Around the Arctic February 18, 2005 - 4:59 pm

Home Rule wants good life for Greenlanders

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SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS

Inuuneritta or “Let’s have a good life” is a new Home Rule government project to make Greenlanders more healthy and live longer.

“Our lifestyle and the way we live impacts on our state of health and controls which illnesses we, as a population, develop,” said Asii Chemnitz...

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-none- February 18, 2005 - 4:55 pm

Iqaluit homeowners delay AGM

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In light of mounting prep work, the Iqaluit homeowners group has rescheduled their first annual general meeting.

The group, which aims to lobby city hall over taxation and service issues, will meet on March 10, at a location to be announced closer to the date.

Keith Irving, a spokesperson for the...

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Iqaluit February 18, 2005 - 4:54 pm

Appeal board nixes home spa business

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In a decision on Feb. 10, Iqaluit’s development appeal board removed an Iqaluit resident’s right to operate a beauty spa business at her trucked-service house in Tundra Valley.

In April of 2004, Carol Collin began operating Carol Satin Care Studio out of house 2628 on Nanuq Drive, offering tanning...

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Iqaluit February 18, 2005 - 4:54 pm

Lower Base residents to vote on hook-up scheme

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Over the next few weeks, the remaining residents of the Lower Base neighbourhood who have yet to hook their houses up to utilidor pipes will vote, through mail-in ballots, on whether to accept a subsidy plan aimed at defraying the cost of installing the connections.

Under the plan, the city will...

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Iqaluit February 18, 2005 - 4:54 pm

Councillors to ponder new subdivision

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

City administrators are prepping Iqaluit’s engineering and planning committee with a “concept plan” for a small subdivision that would be located close to a small lake known as “Toonik Pond” close to the highest point on Apex Hill.

The subdivision, if approved, would likely supply the city with...

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Iqaluit February 18, 2005 - 4:53 pm

New polar bear tags open for hunters

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut-wide increase in polar bear quotas means five more polar bears can be killed in Iqaluit this year.

At a public meeting held Feb. 7 members of the Amarok Hunters and Trappers Association voted to make all five polar bear tags open tags — that is, any beneficiary who kills a polar bear...

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