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LETTERS June 23, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Nunavut family says goodbye to Johnny Karetak, 87

"We especially want to thank the people of Arviat who loved him as we did and accepted him as one of their own"

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The Karetak family wishes to thank everyone for their love, prayers and generosity displayed to them from near and far. Johnny Karetak, of Arviat, Nunavut, passed away peacefully at the age of 87, surrounded by his loving family, on June 13, 2017.

“Our father was a true gentleman and had...

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LETTERS May 26, 2017 - 9:00 am

Nunavut TB patient says a family’s vigilance saved her life

Clyde River woman thanks Kootoo family for drawing attention to toxic meds

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My name is Igah Sanguya and I live and work in Clyde River.

I was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the end of Feburary 2017 and began treatment on March 3.

Through the course of my treatment, I have been closely monitored by the health care providers in Clyde River and now here at the Qikiqtani...

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LETTERS May 25, 2017 - 9:00 am

In memoriam: John Paterson Paton

June 24, 1927 – May 16, 1997

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Jack Paton, our Dad, was a smiley man. He seemed happy and light-hearted throughout our life with him.

Jack was the only son of Mary-Ann (Molly) and Paterson Paton, born at Doonfoot, Ayr, in Scotland. His father died when Jack was six. In his teen years he became an apprentice carpenter. His early...

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LETTERS May 18, 2017 - 10:00 am

Mad Mom says think before you vote for an MLA this fall

"Where is the passion? Where is the vision? Who will move us forward?"

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Mad Mom here, and what am I mad about now?

Well, elections are coming and it got me to thinking about our present legislative assembly members. It seems to me that this is the weakest bunch we have had yet, since 1999.

Their term has not seen anything much occur; in fact, I can’t seem to remember...

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LETTERS May 12, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Mining group says draft land use plan flawed, harmful to Nunavummiut

"It is essential for the commissioners to hear directly from industry"

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The NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines applauds the statements made by Sen. Dennis Patterson in April at the Nunavut Mining Symposium. The clear message from the senator was that all parties need to have an open mind in the evaluation of “resource development.”

Having an economic driver that is...

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LETTERS April 20, 2017 - 10:00 am

Universities Canada doesn’t do accreditation

“The association represents 96 universities across Canada”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I wish to correct an error in your recent story “Politics, power, money real culprits behind nixing Arctic university” (March 27, 2017.) Universities Canada does not set “criteria for the foundation and operation of universities in the country,” as the story states.
 
In Canada, degree-granting...

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LETTERS April 18, 2017 - 10:00 am

Lynn Beyak should leave the Senate

“Her statements and her misguided views further denigrate the role of the Senate”

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The comments from Sen. Lynn Beyak in recent weeks that take issue with the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are nothing short of a despicable, disgraceful attempt to defend the indefensible.

All senators, and in particular the Conservative party, should consider Beyak’s...

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LETTERS April 17, 2017 - 11:45 am

Quebec bar association: fight to improve Nunavik justice system continues

“This report is not about the people, but about the system itself”

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This in reference to the article “We want change to Nunavik’s justice system, Quebec Bar Association says” published September 2016, in Nunatsiaq Online.

On Sept. 16, 2016, on behalf of the Quebec Bar, I had the opportunity to make a presentation to the members of the Kativik Regional Government...

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LETTERS March 23, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Open letter to NTI: stop ignoring our bid for separate North Baffin body

"So we ask again, is the President going to work with Inuit who she represents?"

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An open letter to the President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Alukie Kotierk, and NTI board members:

We, the North Baffin Communities of Igloolik, Sanirajak, Ikpiarjuk, Qausuittuq, Ausuittuq, Mittimatalik and Kangiqtugaapik are desiring to create our own regional Inuit organization. Under our Nunavut...

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LETTERS March 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm

HTO hunting, small wolf cull helps Bathurst herd stay healthy

"These two HTOs are proving to be a major tool in the protection and growth of the Bathurst herd"

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Caribou issues continue to fuel a very heated debate in Nunavut.

I would like to share this with all of you as I think that being informed is the best thing we can do.

My company works with two hunters and trapper organizations in the Kitikmeot to offer non-resident hunts for caribou and

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