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LETTERS February 02, 2015 - 9:04 am

Le Nunavut n’a pas coupé les fonds de la maternelle à temps plein

«Couper le financement» implique que du financement avait été accordé au départ, ce qui n’est pas le cas.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Je souhaite profiter de cette occasion pour clarifier certaines allégations faites dans la lettre au rédacteur en chef intitulée “Iqaluit’s francophone parents, school commission, need unity of purpose” (Les parents francophones d’Iqaluit, la commission scolaire, un seul et même objectif) et...

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LETTERS February 02, 2015 - 8:05 am

GN has not cut funding for full-day kindergarten at École des Trois-Soleils

“‘Cutting’ implies that there was funding given in the first place which was not the case”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify some information found in the letter entitled “Iqaluit’s francophone parents, school commission, need unity of purpose” that appears on the Nunatsiaq News website as a letter to the editor, dated Jan. 28, 2015.

Despite what has been stated in the...

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LETTERS January 29, 2015 - 11:09 am

Do drug tests, criminal record checks create barriers for Inuit job-seekers?

Social assistance not enough for single parent who can’t find work

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

With all the commotion about the Nutrition North Canada program still a hot topic, I hope you will print my open letter to the politicians concerned.

I am a single parent with a 12-year-old son. I have no choice but to go on social assistance for help.

Each month, I get $805 to buy food,...

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LETTERS January 29, 2015 - 10:08 am

Makivik Corp. creates obstacles for Inuit law graduates in Nunavik

“I gave up on finding work at Makivik”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I am originally from Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. My family lives in both regions.

I am a beneficiary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. I reside in Iqaluit. I hold three university degrees: BA, BCL, and LLB.

I am a member of the Law Societies of Upper Canada (Ontario) and Nunavut. I...

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LETTERS January 28, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Iqaluit’s francophone parents, school commission, need unity of purpose

"It was disheartening to read recent media reports of hard feelings and conflict"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I was very fortunate to be educated in French schools while growing up in Manitoba.  Being educated in French, and going to school in a 100-per-cent French environment, has given me so many wonderful opportunities.

In fact, I would never have had the chance to enjoy such a fulfilling life and...

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LETTERS January 14, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Taxes, rate hikes will force Iqaluit businesses to raise prices

“Less economic activity, less employment, less disposable income. Scary stuff”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I would like to apologize. I would like to apologize to our valued and valuable customers that we can no longer afford to offer our services at a rate that we already thought was substantial.

We have to put our prices up if I am going to pay our staff a living wage.

I am so frustrated and I know...

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LETTERS January 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Nunavut government taking no action on mental health

“I did not even receive the courtesy of a reply”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I wish to express my concerns regarding the poor state of mental health and addiction treatments and programs in Nunavut.

I have practiced psychiatry in four Nunavut communities over the past 10 years. I have twice expressed my concerns and offered my assistance to two separate Nunavut ministers...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Open thank you letter from the REACH committee

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The REACH Fundraising Committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to Canadian North, the NCC Group and Qikiqtaaluk Corp. for generously sponsoring the 2014 Charity Ball.

At the charity ball, $52,393.75 was raised for REACH, Iqaluit’s fundraising campaign for the new aquatic centre.

This...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

What could Nunavut’s $400-million Iqaluit airport pay for?

“The Nunavut minister of Economic Development and Transportation’s annual base salary until Nov. 15, 3757 AD”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Perspective — noun, 3, a particular way of regarding something. 4, understanding of the relative importance of things, ie: “we must keep a sense of perspective about (something)…”

The estimated cost for the new Iqaluit airport terminal could pay for:

• 850 elevators to allow universal access to...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 8:31 am

Remembering Roy Macpa — and all the children in foster care

"Roy, know that you were loved by many"

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Remembering Roy Macpa — and all the children in foster care.

On Nov. 8, 2014, at the age of 17, Roy Macpa passed away due to complications surrounding his underlying medical problems.

I had the privilege of being Roy’s pediatrician for seven years and watched him grow up to be a fine young man.

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