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LETTERS November 21, 2014 - 8:29 am

Aglukkaq clarifies Canada’s position on GHG emissions

"We continue to deliver results on the environment for Canadians without damaging the economy"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In response to an article that appeared Nunatsiaq News earlier this week about climate change commitments from the United States and China, I would like to make a few things clear.

Canada has always said that the cooperation of all major emitters is essential for any international agreement to be...

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LETTERS November 18, 2014 - 8:14 am

Incineration of garbage the only practical solution for Iqaluit

"We can, with a little effort, show that this community cares about its appearance"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

For years, Iqaluit has agonized over waste disposal. As the community has grown, waste has gone from a minor concern to a major crisis.

Burn it, don’t burn it, create another dump — and so it goes, years and years of unsatisfactory solutions. The problem persists and Iqaluit has become what has to...

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LETTERS November 13, 2014 - 10:21 am

Rwanda memorial volunteer clarifies ideas of reconciliation, forgiveness

"They recognized ideas that helped them to understand the current situation of many Aboriginal Canadians"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A recent article in Nunatsiaq News conveyed comments from a discussion I had with journalist Lisa Gregoire about my recent experience working at the Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda.

Part of our discussion focused on lessons I had learned about ideas of reconciliation and forgiveness.

In...

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LETTERS November 13, 2014 - 9:06 am

Iqaluit taxi fare hike did need consultation

"It's up to the local cab owners and drivers to organize a union, association or brotherhood"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I would much prefer that Iqaluit Councillors take their time and do “opt for consultations with the community” when considering a taxi fare increase this time around.

They appear to have sped the last increase through (from its’ initial 20 per cent proposal before the Taxi Advisory Committee,...

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LETTERS November 10, 2014 - 9:31 am

Should Nunavut Arctic College change its application process?

"If the Government of Nunavut and NAC want Nunavut beneficiary Inuit to get education, they should change their practices"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut Arctic College needs to change its admission process in three ways to make it more accessible to the public:

• informing the public about program offerings;

• redesign the placement tests; and

• redesign the application forms.

NAC needs to inform the public about the programs that are...

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LETTERS November 10, 2014 - 8:28 am

Iqaluit high school students discuss beer, wine store

From the Grade 12 Aulajaaqtut class at Inuksuk High School

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

To the Deputy Minister of Finance, Chris D’Arcy:

We are writing in response to the news story, “Opponents pack beer-wine store meeting in Nunavut’s capital.”

We have had a number of classes to discuss the article and came up with several strong points that the Government of Nunavut should...

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LETTERS October 08, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Why I’m done with CIBC, CBCF and Run for the Cure

"Neither the CBCF nor the CIBC have acted equitably or fairly here."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

My name is Daniel Albahary. I’m a lawyer. I just turned 40 years old. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada—the capital of Canada’s newest territory, a city of approximately 7,000 people.

This year, I raised $1,380 for the CIBC Run for the Cure, which was supposed to take place here in Iqaluit on...

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LETTERS October 08, 2014 - 7:09 am

Anna Qaunaq Davidee — remembered with love

"There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In loving memory of Anna Qaunaq Davidee, who passed away Sept. 30, 2013 after a 15-month battle with cancer.

There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We love you and miss you.

The family would like to thank the following who helped during this difficult time.

· OHSNI Staff
·...

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LETTERS October 06, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Precious Inuit language names should be promoted

"It is sad that those wonderful unique names are fading into the past"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

During a recent discussion with some Inuit friends, the issue of names came up. So many Inuit are known by white, Western, Anglo-Saxon names and no longer by traditional names.

The loss of this aspect of Inuit life, it was felt, had gone a long way to help speed up the decline in what is left of...

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LETTERS October 03, 2014 - 8:07 am

Nunavut government clarifies social worker hiring policies

"A Letter of Authority is granted to a social worker who has not attended the Nunavut Core Statutory Training program."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I am writing in response to your articles “Family Services touts ‘action plan’ to fix child protection in Nunavut,” and “Nunavut needs more local, qualified social services staff, MLAs say,” from Sept. 17 and Sept. 18.

These articles gave an incomplete description of the professional...

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