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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”

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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"

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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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LETTERS June 06, 2014 - 10:21 am

Northwestel thankful to Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents of Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet for making Clara Hughes feel so welcome when she and the Clara’s Big Ride team visited your communities.

Northwestel was honoured to be involved in hosting such a great Canadian in the North and the events...

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LETTERS June 06, 2014 - 8:35 am

Open letter to Iqaluit City Council

Particulate matter hurts people with asthma, COPD

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To Mayor John Graham and Iqaluit City Councillors: As you well know, many Iqalummiut are expressing concerns over the city’s decision to let the dump fire burn itself out over the next months.

I am one of them, and these are my thoughts. To cut to the chase, we are out of our league and need to...

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LETTERS May 27, 2014 - 11:45 am

Counselling bereaved more valuable than suicide prevention

"Huge sums of money are being spent on so-called suicide prevention. It’s not working."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The horrendous number of suicides that have occurred recently in Iqaluit needs to be addressed from a different angle.

Huge sums of money are being spent on so-called suicide prevention. It’s not working.

However the area that needs to be addressed is that of the survivors, the families left...

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