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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Open thank you letter from the REACH committee

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The REACH Fundraising Committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to Canadian North, the NCC Group and Qikiqtaaluk Corp. for generously sponsoring the 2014 Charity Ball.

At the charity ball, $52,393.75 was raised for REACH, Iqaluit’s fundraising campaign for the new aquatic centre.

This...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

What could Nunavut’s $400-million Iqaluit airport pay for?

“The Nunavut minister of Economic Development and Transportation’s annual base salary until Nov. 15, 3757 AD”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Perspective — noun, 3, a particular way of regarding something. 4, understanding of the relative importance of things, ie: “we must keep a sense of perspective about (something)…”

The estimated cost for the new Iqaluit airport terminal could pay for:

• 850 elevators to allow universal access to...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 8:31 am

Remembering Roy Macpa — and all the children in foster care

"Roy, know that you were loved by many"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Remembering Roy Macpa — and all the children in foster care.

On Nov. 8, 2014, at the age of 17, Roy Macpa passed away due to complications surrounding his underlying medical problems.

I had the privilege of being Roy’s pediatrician for seven years and watched him grow up to be a fine young man.

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LETTERS December 16, 2014 - 8:30 am

Licenced practical nurses among the lowest paid GN workers

“These people deserve bonuses more than those who get thousands and thousands every year”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It is that time of year again when the Government of Nunavut gives the annual bonus to all its GN employees, with the exception of teachers and nurses.

It is summarized below:

Continuous service bonuses will be paid to Government of Nunavut employees (except Nunavut Teachers’ Association...

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LETTERS December 15, 2014 - 3:20 pm

QIA chief electoral officer clarifies her interpretation of election rules

"As for the eligibility of an employee running in this election, I already made a ruling, and not the lawyer"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Thank you for covering the story on the QIA Election 2014 but I have to make some clarifications to your article.

I did not say there were no QIA ballots at the TI [Tungasuvvingat Inuit] Centre in Ottawa and in no way did I say certain polling stations were intended for specific beneficiaries. In...

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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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