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LETTERS August 06, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Iqaluit woman with disability can take care of herself, thank you very much

"Know that if I want help, I'll ask for help when needed"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

My name is Naiomie Hanson-Akavak and I am 28 years old, living in Iqaluit Nunavut.

I have been living with a physical disability for my entire life, which is cerebral palsy that affects the whole right side of my body and my speech.

I can’t believe what I witnessed last week. I can’t take it...

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LETTERS July 29, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Open letter to Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna

"Let this government take the lead on Inuit employment by enacting an Employment Equity Act"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After observing the last sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and the number of questions raised on Inuit employment within the government, I am taking the opportunity to propose a means to better implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

The article requires initiatives by...

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LETTERS July 29, 2014 - 10:01 am

Past Iqaluit councils have not done their jobs

"Individuals who make huge personal investments are treated with contempt by city planners"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

My recent comments about the City of Iqaluit being leaderless were a bit too harsh.

As a former mayor and councilor of Iqaluit when it was called Frobisher Bay, I know what it feels like to be attacked for trying to do your best.

One of the reasons so few people are willing to run for public...

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LETTERS July 21, 2014 - 1:16 pm

AAND minister responds to open letter from Clyde River resident

"Thank you for the opportunity to clarify recent misinformation printed in your paper concerning seismic testing"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In response to: “Open Letter to Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq.”

Thank you for the opportunity to clarify recent misinformation printed in your paper concerning seismic testing in the East Baffin Region.

Our government is committed to encouraging economic development in a manner that balances...

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LETTERS July 21, 2014 - 7:12 am

Open letter to Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq

“We fear that what the Conservative government is doing is a cultural genocide”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

To Hon. Leona Aglukkaq: MP for Nunavut, Minister of the Environment, minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, regional minister for the North and chair of the Arctic Council.

Honorable minister,

This is an open invitation to you. We are, and have been, fighting...

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LETTERS July 09, 2014 - 7:37 am

Valcourt responds to Nunatsiaq News editorial

"Our government will continue working with its partners to ensure Canada's North remains an attractive place to live, work and invest."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Thank you for the opportunity to clarify recent misinformation printed in your paper concerning seismic testing in the East Baffin Region.

Our Government is committed to encouraging economic development in a manner that balances Northern, and National interests. This means protecting the...

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LETTERS July 08, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Is the City of Iqaluit leaderless and floundering?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Sadly, the City of Iqaluit, Canada’s newest capital city is leaderless. This vital community continues to flounder from crisis to crisis.

Vast sums of money are being spent on a super swimming pool that will cost more than $6,000 per day for another 22 years at five per cent interest, which does...

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LETTERS June 19, 2014 - 9:44 am

Dumpcano satire does not amuse Iqaluit’s firefighters

"The satirical nature of this product is not something that the IFA would like to be associated with or profit from"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

On June 12, Nunatsiaq News published a picture of the “Dumpcano” T-shirts produced by Outcrop Nunavut with a caption stating that a portion of the proceeds generated from their sale would be donated to the Iqaluit Firefighters Association .

Outcrop Nunavut had not communicated with the IFA prior...

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LETTERS June 19, 2014 - 9:31 am

The late Mina Pearce’s family offers thanks

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The family of the late Mina Pearce wishes to gratefully acknowledge the many loving condolences and glowing tributes paid to her since her death.

We also profoundly thank everyone who sent flowers, provided food and refreshments, plus, thanks to those who extended their loving support in so many...

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LETTERS June 17, 2014 - 11:40 am

Metcalfe atom hockey team thanks Iqaluit

"This trip was exceptional"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

On April 17, 2014 the Metcalfe District Hockey Association Minor Atom River Rats hockey team, composed of 13 players, had the opportunity to travel to Iqaluit for the Toonik Tyme hockey tournament.

The team was accompanied by 20 coaches, parents and siblings who also enjoyed this unique...

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