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LETTERS September 01, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut youth grateful for support in fight against seismic testing

"I feel like my life has turned upside down in the best way possible"

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Clara Natanine, daughter of former Clyde River mayor, hunter, father and anti-seismic activist Jerry Natanine, recently sailed from St. John’s, Nfld., to Clyde River with her dad, Clyde River’s current mayor James Qillaq and others on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise.

She posted...

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LETTERS August 31, 2016 - 10:00 am

Open letter to the presidents of Makivvik and First Air

Is a Nunavik company taking advantage of the Baffin region?

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How come Nunavik can have as many make-up flights as they want, (I’ve been there and seen it done) when Baffin, where most of First Air’s income is coming from, cannot even have make-up flights?

I live just 50 minutes away from Pangnirtung, and not one makeup flight is ever available.

Instead, if...

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LETTERS July 25, 2016 - 1:30 pm

What happened to Nunavut Tunngavik’s hunter support review?

"If it needs to be fixed, fix it and start it ASAP"

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I wonder about what stage our Nunavut Hunter Support program review is at?

It was announced back in 2014.

As it is a useful program to assist beneficiaries trying to put food on the table, if it needs to be fixed, fix it and start it ASAP.

It would make a great re-election possible.

Abraham......

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LETTERS July 25, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavut’s proposed Forfeiture Act a threat to constitutional rights?

Cash-grab law could threaten Nunavut’s most marginalized residents

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From the Ontario Ministry of Justice web site: “The process for civil forfeiture begins when a designated institution, such as the police or a government ministry, submits a case to the reviewing authority, an independent Crown counsel in the ministry of the attorney general. That counsel decides...

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LETTERS July 22, 2016 - 7:00 am

Resolute mayor thanks those who supported youth project

“We the mayors and councillors are the ones that have to come up with the long term solutions”

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Dear editor, my name is Ross Pudluk, mayor of Resolute Bay.

I ran for mayor mostly to help our youth, who are usually neglected after school is closed for the summer.

With the wonderful help of our hamlet youth committee, I got together with our tireless social worker Joyce Laprise. Last April,...

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LETTERS June 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

We’re not an “accreditation” body, Universities Canada says

"Universities Canada is a voluntary non-governmental, membership-based and funded organization"

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Please note that your June 14 article, “Student enrollment biggest hurdle to creation of Nunavut university: study,” misstates the role of Universities Canada.

Our role is not as a national accreditation, disciplinary or regulatory body.

Universities Canada is a voluntary non-governmental,...

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LETTERS June 09, 2016 - 11:45 am

Ottawamiut lose an old friend to cancer

Ovilu Goo-Doyle: July 22, 1947 — May 23, 2016

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After a brief battle with cancer, Ovilu Goo-Doyle passed away on May 23, 2016, peacefully surrounded by her children and loved ones.

She was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. In school, she learned to speak English and soon became fast friends with many people travelling through Cape...

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LETTERS May 04, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Individual Inuit should be allowed to buy IOL land in communities

"This way, it would ensure that Inuit become land owners just like non-Inuit"

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It sure doesn’t look like a majority of voters will vote Yes to allow the buying and selling of municipal land in all communities in Nunavut in the May 9 land referendum, except possibly in Iqaluit, where a large number of non-Inuit live.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has decided to urge a No vote among...

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LETTERS May 02, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Iqaluit should do more to protect pedestrians

Why don’t city crews use safety flaggers?

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Now that another storm season has passed (one hopes) are you sure it’s not time for Iqaluit City Council to admit to a glaring failure and finally remove the broken cedar posts that blight the city and force people, more often than not, to walk directly into the roadways.

Because you can’t...

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LETTERS May 02, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavut lands referendum information campaign is a failure

"The quality and quantity of information on the land referendum website has changed regularly"

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The Government of Nunavut has decided to hold a referendum to ask Nunavummiut whether land should be sold privately within municipalities.

I am writing to voice concerns about the information presented throughout the consultation process.

The general timeline of the decision is as follows:

• in...

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