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LETTERS May 20, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Inuit org responds to editorial on NLCA lawsuit settlement agreement

“Optimism must always be backed up with vigilance”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc’s core stand on respect for Inuit rights under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement has always been straightforward and consistent.

Promises made must be promises kept. And lessons learned must be lessons applied.

Lawsuits don’t occur in vacuums. NTI began its lawsuit in 2006...

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LETTERS May 08, 2015 - 10:31 am

Should all Nunavut suicides get an inquest?

"We can't and must not forget them"

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The ongoing suicide crisis in Canada’s North continues without let up.

Millions are spent on what seem to be worthless efforts to try and stem the tide that is taking the lives of so many.

Both the late Bill MacKenzie and I felt for years that the concept of trying to prevent a person from ending...

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LETTERS May 07, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Iqaluit city councillor supports continuation of opening prayer

"I feel strongly that the prayer before Iqaluit council meetings should continue"

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Over the last few days I have been taken aback by the number of people who have asked me what I think of the prayer we do before Iqaluit council meetings, and whether or not I would be in favour of removing the prayer from the city council agenda.

After a great deal of personal reflection and...

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LETTERS April 27, 2015 - 10:45 am

First Air responds to letter of complaint from Kimmirut

"Given the associated expenses of flying to Kimmirut, our fares are comparable to the fares for other small communities"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Thank you for your letter dated April 21 and published in the Nunatsiaq online edition.

As always, we appreciate customer feedback, as it helps us better our operations and service. We hope that this letter can help clarify some of the issues or questions you have raised. Most importantly, we...

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LETTERS April 21, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Does First Air care about Kimmirut?

"I’m also interested in whether we can get some kind of watchdog"

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Why is the full economic fare so high for the short flights from Iqaluit to Kimmirut?

Can you believe it can be $810 for a return fare or $400 one-way? A one way flight is only 30 minutes, or about 120 air kilometres.

Anyone can figure out some examples of what this amount of money can fly you...

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LETTERS April 21, 2015 - 10:13 am

Should the Arctic get a general air transportation subsidy?

“I hereby declare that Nunavut wishes to join this country and be physically connected”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It was Sir John A. MacDonald who “saw the Canadian Pacific Railway as essential to the creation of a unified Canadian nation that would stretch across the country…” in 1881, when he was prime minister of Canada.

The different provinces joined in this creation one at a time. Apparently the Hudson’s...

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LETTERS April 20, 2015 - 10:01 am

Francophone lawsuit proponent would drop suit in exchange for GN commitment

“Litigation is tough. A government has infinite resources at its disposal”

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I am writing in response to your recent article “Nunavut’s French school board offers olive branch at public meeting.” 

I was very pleased and encouraged to read Mr. Brown’s comments concerning the lawsuit that I have filed along with the CSFN to advance our language education rights.

With...

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LETTERS April 16, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Would beer-wine store put more booze into Iqaluit homes?

"Let’s use common sense, keep the booze out of the homes"

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I came north in 1963. During the 1970s I used to enjoy a beer on a Friday night. The over-serving practices at the local bars turned me off.

When last call was announced at the Legion, people would order as much as their table would hold and drink to excess, passing out at the table.

I’ve lived...

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LETTERS March 18, 2015 - 7:50 am

What does it mean to have the Inuit sled dog as Nunavut’s official animal?

Are there any plans or expectations to do more for this symbol of Nunavut?

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(This letter, sent recently to Nunatsiaq News, was addressed to John Quirke, clerk of the Nunavut legislative assembly)

My name is Sue Hamilton. I am the owner, publisher and editor of The Fan Hitch, website and journal of the Inuit sled dog.

I am contacting you regarding historical information...

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LETTERS March 10, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Language rights lawsuit sponsor defends francophone school commission

"By opposing the lawsuit, the APFN is opposing a gymnasium, science labs, a Grade 12 program and a larger school"

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I expect that most of your readers are tired of reading in your paper about internal divisions within the Francophone community and the ongoing saga concerning Ecole des Trois Soleils.

However, I feel compelled to respond to the relentless public relations campaign launched by the APFN, a...

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