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COMMENTARY November 14, 2014 - 10:29 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Nov. 14

The Berlin Wall

JOHN AMAGOALIK

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  The wall had been erected after the end of the Second World War by the Soviet Union to separate the communist East from the democratic West. 

During its existence, hundreds of people were killed attempting to cross the wall to...

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COMMENTARY November 14, 2014 - 7:30 am

Arctic Council needs better way of acting on recommendations

“A focus on actionable goals and deliverables”

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MARC-ANDRÉ DUBOIS and CLIVE TESAR
WWF Global Arctic Program

Over the past five years, the Arctic Council has done a commendable job of increasingly developing implementation plans and follow-up mechanisms for its recommendations and decisions.

This has been an incremental process. Landmark...

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COMMENTARY November 14, 2014 - 5:55 am

ICC Greenland wants action on climate change

“The big fuss about climate change is real”

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HJALMAR DAHL
President, ICC Greenland

The course is set! We are moving towards four degrees of global warming.

But the United Nations Climate Panel and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has retained some optimism that states will united behind a legally binding agreement at next year’s COP 21 in...

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COMMENTARY October 21, 2014 - 10:30 am

Canada should use the Polar Code to stand on guard for communities

“Canadian leadership in the Arctic is needed”

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PAUL CROWLEY

For northern communities and economies, the expected growth of Arctic shipping has the potential to bring new jobs and industries, lower cost of living, and new infrastructure and investment.

But with these exciting opportunities come certain risks that must be managed. 

This week,...

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COMMENTARY October 10, 2014 - 9:46 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Oct. 11

Are You a Bootlegger?

JOHN AMAGOALIK

If you are a bootlegger and you are reading this, shame on you.  Let us see why.

The over consumption of alcohol is a major problem in Nunavut. Drunk people staggering and falling down in the street at 10 in the morning is sad and embarrassing.

Alcohol is a major cause of violence and crime in...

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