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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”

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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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COMMENTARY October 03, 2014 - 10:04 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Oct. 3

Clyde River Versus The Giant

JOHN AMAGOALIK

The community of Clyde River has decided to take the federal government to court in an effort to stop seismic testing in Baffin Bay.

They have good reasons for doing this. The possible negative impacts of this seismic testing, and the drilling that could follow, would affect the community the...

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COMMENTARY September 26, 2014 - 9:35 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Sept. 26

Harper’s Record in Inuit Nunangat

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Over the past nine years, Stephen Harper has come north every summer. During those trips, he avoided contact with Inuit leaders and had very little time for local residents.

Instead, he spent most of his time with military activities. He likes getting photographed standing on a piece of ice or on...

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COMMENTARY September 19, 2014 - 11:47 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Sept. 19

Welcome Back to My Little Corner of Canada

JOHN AMAGOALIK

It was some years ago now that I wrote my last piece for My Little Corner of Canada.

At the time, after several years of writing the weekly column, I was feeling drained of ideas and issues to write about.

Even after several years, people still come up to me and ask when My Little Corner of...

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