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LETTERS January 05, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Reader slams Nunatsiaq News for “propaganda”

"The GN is not obliged to hold this vote. Permitted but not required."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The final two paragraphs of this article are propaganda that I suspect Nunatsiaq News would want to avoid.

The final paragraph is simply untrue.

The second to last paragraph is only true because it is expressed as being the opinion of “some people.” If stated as fact, it would also be untrue.

In...

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LETTERS December 30, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Sister still seeks information about Benjamin Palluq

Iqaluit man was reported missing in March 2014

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Benjamin Palluq is my brother. He was born in Iqaluit and came to our family in Igloolik at the age of six.

He is only six months older than I. I have just returned from living in Ottawa for a year and eight months.

It was not long after I left for Ottawa he was reported missing, in March......

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LETTERS December 07, 2015 - 11:30 am

Remembering a beloved partner, friend, father and grandfather

Don Chart: May 15, 1932 — Nov. 30, 2015

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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...

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LETTERS 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"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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...

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LETTERS 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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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...

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LETTERS 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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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...

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LETTERS 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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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...

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LETTERS 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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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.......

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LETTERS 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”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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...

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LETTERS 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"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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,...

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