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LETTERS January 27, 2016 - 9:57 am

QIA should develop supplementary health insurance for Inuit

NIHB doesn’t cover many necessary dental, medical procedures

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Editor’s note: This is a copy of a letter to the president and board of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association that the author asked us to publish.

I’m writing to you today to request that the Qikiqtani Inuit Association board consider developing and approving a supplementary insurance program for Baffin...

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LETTERS January 25, 2016 - 11:00 am

New pet bylaw keeps Iqaluit “firmly buried in the dark ages”

Does this imply that all pets must by law be spayed or neutered?

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“Failure to get an animal neutered or spayed will cost owners a minimum $250 fine under the bylaw.” Nunatsiaq News, Jan, 18, “2016: Iqaluit issues warning to scofflaw pet owners.”

Does this imply that all pets must by law be spayed or neutered under the newly amended law?  


This reader and pet...

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LETTERS January 14, 2016 - 8:30 am

Inuit Broadcasting Corp. thanks contributors to media arts centre

Want to donate? IBC still seeks $1.3 million in Revenue Canada eligible contributions

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The Inuit Broadcasting Corp. held a grand opening for the Nunavut Media Arts Centre on Dec. 2, 2015. It was a wonderful success!

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following contributions that have assisted us to get to this important milestone. A full list, which includes...

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LETTERS January 11, 2016 - 11:55 am

Nunavut patients suffer from faulty medical diagnoses, reader says

“Get your act together fast. People’s lives are on the line every day"

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Another resident of Nunavut has passed away after being seen at the infamous Cape Dorset health centre this past Christmas.

Autopsy results came back and determine he died as a result of a heart attack, and we all know not all heart attacks are fatal when casualties of this disease are treated in...

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LETTERS January 06, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut seniors’ fuel subsidy doesn’t work, reader tells minister

"I would like to suggest this program be cancelled as a cost saving action"

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Editor’s note: this is a copy of a letter sent recently to George Kuksuk, the Nunavut family services minister.

On Tues., Dec. 2, the Government of Nunavut issued a press release concerning a fuel subsidy for seniors in Nunavut.

There are five criteria for this subsidy.

Applicants must:

1. Be...

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LETTERS January 05, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Reader slams Nunatsiaq News for “propaganda”

"The GN is not obliged to hold this vote. Permitted but not required."

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The final two paragraphs of this article are propaganda that I suspect Nunatsiaq News would want to avoid.

The final paragraph is simply untrue.

The second to last paragraph is only true because it is expressed as being the opinion of “some people.” If stated as fact, it would also be untrue.

In...

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LETTERS December 30, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Sister still seeks information about Benjamin Palluq

Iqaluit man was reported missing in March 2014

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Benjamin Palluq is my brother. He was born in Iqaluit and came to our family in Igloolik at the age of six.

He is only six months older than I. I have just returned from living in Ottawa for a year and eight months.

It was not long after I left for Ottawa he was reported missing, in March......

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LETTERS December 07, 2015 - 11:30 am

Remembering a beloved partner, friend, father and grandfather

Don Chart: May 15, 1932 — Nov. 30, 2015

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We were saddened to hear the passing of our brother-in-law, stepfather, step-grandfather — a partner, friend, father and grandfather, military veteran, engineer by trade and an extremely talented artist — Mr. Donald Chart.

Don, 83, died peacefully at the Winchester Hospital near his home in...

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LETTERS November 02, 2015 - 10:00 am

Community, police, health staff deserve recognition for tent fire response

"Words cannot express how proud I am of each and every one of them"

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My name is Teresa Perryman and I am a community health nurse in Pond Inlet.

In August of this year, Pond Inlet suffered the terrible loss of a father and three children in a tent fire out on the land. 

The mother and youngest son survived, but were burnt quite badly.  I was not in the community...

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LETTERS October 21, 2015 - 11:59 am

A grateful reader offers three thank-yous

Thank you to Justin Trudeau for being Canadian and refusing to take part in name-calling

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Thank you to Stephen Harper for paying attention to Nunavut over the last decade. We’re better off now than we were then.

Thank you to Leona Aglukkaq, who has been a hard-working public servant working for Nunavut’s best interests.

Thank you to Justin Trudeau for being Canadian and refusing to...

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