Nunatsiaq Online
EDITORIAL October 24, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Iqaluit’s taxi drivers deserve a raise

"No business anywhere can improve service if it’s deprived of revenue"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The next time you catch some Nunavut official babbling about “self-reliance,” do this: point them in the direction of an underpaid Iqaluit taxi driver.

Amidst what passes for the private sector in Nunavut, the taxi business stands out, along with only a few others, for the ability of its owners...

FULL STORY
EDITORIAL October 09, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Is Valcourt serious about Nunavut devolution?

"Until this past Oct. 3, the federal government’s approach to Nunavut devolution was simple: rag the puck and keep stalling."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Do Ottawa officials now believe that Nunavut has recovered from the underfunded, understaffed mess that emerged in the years that followed the territory’s creation on April 1, 1999?

That’s one way to interpret Bernard Valcourt’s apparent conversion to the belief that it’s now desirable to transfer...

FULL STORY
EDITORIAL August 20, 2014 - 7:26 am

A bad idea

"It’s not in the public interest to use scarce funds that would otherwise go to public governments"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It’s no surprise that northern Canada’s private Inuit associations and birthright corporations are delighted to learn that Ottawa has just made them eligible to take money out of two big federal government infrastructure funds: the New Canada Building Fund and the P3 Canada.

But it’s a bad idea....

FULL STORY
EDITORIAL August 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The ICC: fractured Arctic, uncertain future?

"The people of the Arctic are badly divided over oil and gas development"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Corrected Aug. 13, 1:45 p.m.

The Inuit Circumpolar Council: does anyone care anymore?

A few people, perhaps. It’s evident these days that only tiny numbers of regular people in Nunavut and Nunavik pay much attention to the ICC, which wrapped up its latest general assembly in Inuvik late last...

FULL STORY
EDITORIAL July 08, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Valcourt picks the lose-lose option

The federal government has poisoned its relationship with the people of the High Arctic

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

When faced with the question of what to do about the prospect of seismic testing for potential oil and gas reserves in Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, Bernard Valcourt, the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, likely had more policy choices available to him than he has yet been...

FULL STORY
EDITORIAL June 06, 2014 - 7:21 am

By the numbers

"Those who lack a basic knowledge of numbers are condemned to poverty and powerlessness."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Take heed, educators.

When Joe Savikataaq, the MLA for Arviat South, rose in the legislative assembly May 26 to ask that the Department of Education — as soon as possible — begin teaching mathematics in English from kindergarten onwards, he issued a statement that challenges the Nunavut Education...

FULL STORY
EDITORIAL April 22, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Should Nunavut build a university?

Does Canada need an Arctic university? The answer to that question is yes.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

When James Nasso, the chair of Agnico Eagle’s board of directors, declared April 10 that his firm would donate $5 million to a future Nunavut university, a sympathetic audience of mining symposium delegates gave him a standing ovation.

When we published the ensuing story on our website, the issue...

FULL STORY
 | Older

 THIS WEEK’S ADS

 ADVERTISING


        


Custom Search