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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Ottawa should set aside Nunavut mining royalties to build housing

“This is not about devolution, this is simply the honour of the Crown”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I was driving to work this morning and saw Leona Aglukkaq on the road. I must say that she looked well. It was clear to me that her career as a federal minster is agreeing with her.

Leona’s presence also signalled to me that something important was going on this week in Iqaluit. I felt certain...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 3:49 pm

In memory of Alan McRae

Alan McRae: Feb. 12, 1956 — Feb. 16, 2014

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Alan McRae passed away suddenly on Feb. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife Napatchie, children Patrick, Kerri and Ningiurapik, grandchildren Alexander, Riley, Arthur, Jennifer, Robin, Maya, Caitlin, Isla, Loïc, Ariel and Cameron, and his older brothers Gordon and Ian.

Alan was an incredibly...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Nunavut commissioner withdraws from Steps of Hope walk

"It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write this letter ..."

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It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write this letter to my many caring supporters, Women in Action, my rock, family and friends.

As the start date for the Women in Action—Steps of Hope 2014 draws nearer day by day, it is only fair that I inform you that I too have been forced to withdraw from...

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LETTERS April 07, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Consulting firm clarifies its role in Baffin Bay seismic project

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nexus Coastal understands the important role a responsible media plays within society.  An informed public is the foundation of good government, and responsible decision-making.

This requires journalists to properly and fully conduct research and verify facts prior to printing a news article to...

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LETTERS April 07, 2014 - 2:40 pm

April 19: International memory day for Catholic sexual abuse survivors

“They light a candle at home or wherever they are”

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In order to never forget the suffering, the dying and seeking for recognition and resurrection, the victims and survivors of sexual abuse and abuse of power by the Roman Catholic Church commemorate this year on Silent Saturday at 3 p.m.

They light a candle at home or wherever they are, not for...

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LETTERS April 01, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Premier Peter Taptuna marks the Nunavut territory’s 15th birthday

"Using our rich culture to navigate a modern, global reality"

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As Nunavut turns 15, I am proud of what we have accomplished and excited about our future as we step forward together.

Since 1999, Nunavut has come to the forefront of the world stage — our traditions, our environment and our way of life have become renowned around the globe.

We have shown...

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LETTERS April 01, 2014 - 8:31 am

Iqaluit hockey parent apologizes to Rankin Inlet for letter

"It was said after that the spitting over the glass may not have been directed at the players."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Please remove this letter, and without my name, express my apologies. It turns out the spitting part may have been falsely represented in the explanation to me. 

It was said after that the spitting over the glass may not have been directed at the players.

My apologies to Rankin and Rankin hockey...

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LETTERS March 24, 2014 - 10:43 am

Are raw meat products in Iqaluit inspected for safety?

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In the interest of public health and safety,  could the Government of Nunavut minister or senior public servant responsible for food inspection in Iqaluit explain why certain grocery stores here are permitted to keep “fresh” meats (beef cubes, strip loin, sirloin and rib eye steaks, chicken breasts...

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LETTERS March 14, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Baffin Correctional Centre: a quagmire for Nunavut bureaucrats

“Inmates will continue to be housed in a substandard and potentially dangerous place”

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The Baffin Correctional Centre continues to be a quagmire for the Government of Nunavut and the territorial justice department. 

The term “quagmire” is defined as a bad situation that is hard to get out of, or a situation that is full of problems.  There is no doubt that this perfectly sums up...

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LETTERS March 10, 2014 - 10:21 am

Beneficiary starts online petition demanding Towtongie’s resignation

"President Towtongie has managed to dishearten and alienate the very people she has been entrusted to represent"

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I am baffled by the suggestion that the “NTI President Clarifies Policies” news release is being used as a defense of Ms. Towtongie’s imprudent and prejudiced commentary of March 6, 2014.

Looking at the statement that “[a]t NTI, we always promote an atmosphere of inclusivity, acceptance and...

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