December 07, 2015 - 11:30 am
Remembering a beloved partner, friend, father and grandfather
Don Chart: May 15, 1932 — Nov. 30, 2015
We were saddened to hear the passing of our brother-in-law, stepfather, step-grandfather — a partner, friend, father and grandfather, military veteran, engineer by trade and an extremely talented artist — Mr. Donald Chart.
Don, 83, died peacefully at the Winchester Hospital near his home in...
November 02, 2015 - 10:00 am
Community, police, health staff deserve recognition for tent fire response
"Words cannot express how proud I am of each and every one of them"
My name is Teresa Perryman and I am a community health nurse in Pond Inlet.
In August of this year, Pond Inlet suffered the terrible loss of a father and three children in a tent fire out on the land.
The mother and youngest son survived, but were burnt quite badly. I was not in the community...
October 21, 2015 - 11:59 am
A grateful reader offers three thank-yous
Thank you to Justin Trudeau for being Canadian and refusing to take part in name-calling
Thank you to Stephen Harper for paying attention to Nunavut over the last decade. We’re better off now than we were then.
Thank you to Leona Aglukkaq, who has been a hard-working public servant working for Nunavut’s best interests.
Thank you to Justin Trudeau for being Canadian and refusing to...
October 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Why can’t we buy Scotch in Nunavut?
EU seal ban resolved in Nunavut, but EU liquor ban remains
Why can’t we buy a drink of Scotch in Nunavut?
Because of some European Union ban over seals.
That’s all done now, so the Iqaluit sewers are happy, but us Scotch drinkers are not happy because of some bureaucratic foot dragging.
I will agree there’s a lot more important things to be worrying...
October 08, 2015 - 8:00 am
Saganash: Tory candidate willfully ignored the history of colonialism
"I think it disrespects all northern peoples," NDP candidate says in response to Richard Sagala's remarks
When a person ignorantly criticizes Nunavut they also criticize all communities across the North.
I know this because of the deep family connections that go back generations between the people in Nunavik and the people in Nunavut, the Inuvialuit region and Nunatsiavut.
This erroneous criticism...
October 02, 2015 - 1:02 pm
Kivalliq Wildlife Board questions Nunavut’s four federal candidates
KWB wants candidates' positions on caribou, the Nunavut land use plan and the Kiggavik uranium mine
The Kivalliq Wildlife Board on Sept. 29 sent this letter to the four candidates contesting the Nunavut seat in the House of Commons in the Oct. 19 federal election: Hunter Tootoo of the Liberals, Jack Anawak of the New Democrats, Leona Aglukkaq of the Conservatives and Spencer Rocchi of the Greens.......
September 22, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Is education the magic bullet that could prevent suicide?
“It seems that no one bothered to find out what children are actually thinking”
The bureaucratic gobbledygook in the recently published Nunavut suicide prevention plan evaluation report comprises, of itself, evidence of suicidal causation.
The short-answer solution could be said in just two words: Fix education.
The longer answer is that students, from the earliest age, need...
September 18, 2015 - 9:01 am
Nunavut org president’s remarks were “hurtful and discriminatory”
"We are Inuit regardless of how others choose to identify themselves or us"
I have had enough of seeing and hearing Nunavut Tunngavik’s president, Cathy Towtongie, make hurtful and discriminatory comments towards her fellow Inuit.
I have had enough of seeing our elected representative get away with her childish behavior.
On many occasions she has made remarks to Inuit,...
September 14, 2015 - 3:45 pm
An Iqaluit voter ponders the electoral options
“I beg all leaders to consider their positions on Syria, Iraq and ISIS”
My feelings and potential voting tendencies have swung wildly during the first half of the 2016 federal election.
Most recently, I was leaning towards voting for the New Democratic Party, an unusual thought for me, a fiscal conservative.
Having had the opportunity to watch the leaders’...
September 09, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Welcome to Iqaluit’s Marie-Antoinette Intergalactic Airport
Nunavut’s answer to homelessness and overcrowding?
Before the French Revolution in 1789, people in Paris were starving for want of bread, and Queen Marie-Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake”.
Given the homelessness and overcrowded housing in Nunavut, we could say:
“Let them live in Iqaluit’s $300 million Marie-Antoinette Intergalactic......
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