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LETTERS July 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm

We didn’t approach Natanine, Nunavut Liberals say

"At no point in time has any officer or agent of the Nunavut Federal Liberal Association approached Mr. Natanine"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut Federal Liberal Association wishes to set the record straight on a recent suggestion made in your July 6 article “Nunavut mayor awaits official nod from NDP headquarters: Jerry Natanine says no to the Liberals, turns to the NDP.”

To be clear, at no point in time has any officer or...

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LETTERS July 07, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Family remembers bubbly young woman who loved life

Alison Kuniliusie Akumalik: Oct. 28, 1984 — June 8, 2015

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Alison Kuniliusie Akumalik, 30, of Ottawa, Ont., passed away on June 8 with a fatal aneurysm.

She was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Oct. 28, 1984 to Joanasie and Mary Akumalik.

She briefly went to Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit. She had one child, Amy Ullikatar.

Alison worked hard helping Inuit in...

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LETTERS June 01, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Why no medical escorts for English elders in Nunavut?

"I think you should revise the policies you have in order to please all peoples"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Louisa Pootoolik wrote this letter to the Government of Nunavut’s health minister, Paul Okalik, seeking redress for a policy she says discriminates against frail English-speaking elders.

She sent the letter March 11, 2015 but got no response, so she is sharing it with Nunatsiaq News.

To Whom It...

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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”

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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"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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”

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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”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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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