December 16, 2014 - 8:30 am
Licenced practical nurses among the lowest paid GN workers
“These people deserve bonuses more than those who get thousands and thousands every year”
It is that time of year again when the Government of Nunavut gives the annual bonus to all its GN employees, with the exception of teachers and nurses.
It is summarized below:
Continuous service bonuses will be paid to Government of Nunavut employees (except Nunavut Teachers’ Association......
December 15, 2014 - 3:20 pm
QIA chief electoral officer clarifies her interpretation of election rules
"As for the eligibility of an employee running in this election, I already made a ruling, and not the lawyer"
Thank you for covering the story on the QIA Election 2014 but I have to make some clarifications to your article.
I did not say there were no QIA ballots at the TI [Tungasuvvingat Inuit] Centre in Ottawa and in no way did I say certain polling stations were intended for specific beneficiaries. In...
November 21, 2014 - 8:29 am
Aglukkaq clarifies Canada’s position on GHG emissions
"We continue to deliver results on the environment for Canadians without damaging the economy"
In response to an article that appeared Nunatsiaq News earlier this week about climate change commitments from the United States and China, I would like to make a few things clear.
Canada has always said that the cooperation of all major emitters is essential for any international agreement to be...
November 18, 2014 - 8:14 am
Incineration of garbage the only practical solution for Iqaluit
"We can, with a little effort, show that this community cares about its appearance"
For years, Iqaluit has agonized over waste disposal. As the community has grown, waste has gone from a minor concern to a major crisis.
Burn it, don’t burn it, create another dump — and so it goes, years and years of unsatisfactory solutions. The problem persists and Iqaluit has become what has to...
November 13, 2014 - 10:21 am
Rwanda memorial volunteer clarifies ideas of reconciliation, forgiveness
"They recognized ideas that helped them to understand the current situation of many Aboriginal Canadians"
A recent article in Nunatsiaq News conveyed comments from a discussion I had with journalist Lisa Gregoire about my recent experience working at the Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda.
Part of our discussion focused on lessons I had learned about ideas of reconciliation and forgiveness.
November 13, 2014 - 9:06 am
Iqaluit taxi fare hike did need consultation
"It's up to the local cab owners and drivers to organize a union, association or brotherhood"
I would much prefer that Iqaluit Councillors take their time and do “opt for consultations with the community” when considering a taxi fare increase this time around.
They appear to have sped the last increase through (from its’ initial 20 per cent proposal before the Taxi Advisory Committee,...
November 10, 2014 - 9:31 am
Should Nunavut Arctic College change its application process?
"If the Government of Nunavut and NAC want Nunavut beneficiary Inuit to get education, they should change their practices"
Nunavut Arctic College needs to change its admission process in three ways to make it more accessible to the public:
• informing the public about program offerings;
• redesign the placement tests; and
• redesign the application forms.
NAC needs to inform the public about the programs that are...
November 10, 2014 - 8:28 am
Iqaluit high school students discuss beer, wine store
From the Grade 12 Aulajaaqtut class at Inuksuk High School
To the Deputy Minister of Finance, Chris D’Arcy:
We are writing in response to the news story, “Opponents pack beer-wine store meeting in Nunavut’s capital.”
We have had a number of classes to discuss the article and came up with several strong points that the Government of Nunavut should...
October 08, 2014 - 4:09 pm
Why I’m done with CIBC, CBCF and Run for the Cure
"Neither the CBCF nor the CIBC have acted equitably or fairly here."
My name is Daniel Albahary. I’m a lawyer. I just turned 40 years old. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada—the capital of Canada’s newest territory, a city of approximately 7,000 people.
This year, I raised $1,380 for the CIBC Run for the Cure, which was supposed to take place here in Iqaluit on...
October 08, 2014 - 7:09 am
Anna Qaunaq Davidee — remembered with love
"There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you."
In loving memory of Anna Qaunaq Davidee, who passed away Sept. 30, 2013 after a 15-month battle with cancer.
There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We love you and miss you.
The family would like to thank the following who helped during this difficult time.
· OHSNI Staff
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