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LETTERS January 03, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Uranium mining: everything about it is negative

“There is probably fairly low probability that mining will even occur”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Youth should be congratulated on tackling the issue of uranium mining in Nunavut.

Both sides sound as though they did their research thoroughly. Unfortunately the “economic benefit” argument is based upon promise and not fact.

What little research that has been done does not support the...

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LETTERS January 03, 2014 - 8:28 am

Are the people of Nunavut too reliant on government?

“We should rely less upon the government to do everything for us”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Now that the elections are over and the dust has settled, I believe we have a strong group of veteran and novice politicians who, in turn, have selected a good leader in the person of Peter Taptuna.

Expectations will be high and we will want the government to solve all our problems.

But as a...

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LETTERS December 13, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Renowned carver Tommy Takpanie Sr. of Iqaluit will be missed

“His sculpture, like so many of his contemporaries, sold world-wide”

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The passing of Tommy Takpanie Sr., 77, marks a milestone in the life of this community.

It was my pleasure to know this remarkable figure, who was a great-grandfather and uncle to many of the original people of Iqaluit.

I knew Takpani for 55 years. He was a member of the orginal group born and...

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LETTERS December 13, 2013 - 2:30 pm

A heartfelt thanks!

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Christmas is a time for thanks. I guess this is my turn!

I first got a taste of Nunavut in 1975 it has never left me. Since then I have followed my camera to wherever it took me in the territory, fascinated by the land, its people and their culture.

It is now time to give back. I am working with...

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LETTERS December 10, 2013 - 9:02 am

Mamisarvik helps woman make life transition

"I am a much happier human being"

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Mamisarvik [Healing Centre, a residential treatment centre in Ottawa] had made tremendous improvement since I attended when it first started.

I am grateful to be part of the newer structured treatment. It is effective, gentle, deep and the workers have focused on great qualities such as:

• how to...

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LETTERS November 08, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Bryan Pearson remembers the passing of Gene Rhéaume

Northwest Territories MP played big role in first Toonik Tyme

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It is with sadness that I have learned of the passing of Joseph Eugène Rhéaume, or Gene Rhéaume, the member of parliament for the Northwest Territories between 1963 and 1965.

Gene was born in Fort Norman, NWT on Dec. 12, 1932. His father was factor with the Hudson’s Bay Co. He died this past Nov....

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LETTERS November 01, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Iqaluit hunters thank Coast Guard, Iqaluit emergency department

"The GPS co-ordinates we gave them were two and a half miles off our location"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

When we were coming back last weekend from the Tungait outpost camp over 100 kilometres from Iqaluit and we got to Nuvutialujak, it started to get dark and we went into a heavy snowfall.
It got dark, so I pulled out the GPS. When it got dark, I knew we were near Frobisher’s Farthest. About 15 to...

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LETTERS November 01, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Obituary: Clyde Api Akumalik, Sept. 24, 1988 – Oct. 12, 2013

"We miss him greatly and our hearts are broken"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Api leaves his mother Mary Akumalik and father Joanasie Akumalik. He also left his twin brother Clayton Esa Akumalik, his lovely sisters, nephews and nieces whom he loved very much with care.

We miss him greatly and our hearts are broken.

Twenty five years was not enough time for Api to share...

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LETTERS October 04, 2013 - 11:53 am

A child’s act of kindness

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I’d like to relate to you something that happened to me and my family at the Rotary Fall Fair today, Sept. 28, as I think it should be shared with your readers.

I regularly attend this great community event and enjoy chatting with friends and colleagues.  This was the first year I attended with...

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LETTERS September 27, 2013 - 7:44 am

Is ban on out-of-Nunavut campaigning an attack on freedom of speech?

"This is confusing and contrary to any reasonable sense of free speech to me"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

As an active political blogger and residing outside Nunavut,  I am disturbed by the new Nunavut election rules.

Here’s my case. I have run in seven campaigns and was successful in five of them.

In some of the elections, I was the only woman to campaign. I have recently asked some younger women...

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