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LETTERS June 19, 2014 - 9:44 am

Dumpcano satire does not amuse Iqaluit’s firefighters

"The satirical nature of this product is not something that the IFA would like to be associated with or profit from"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

On June 12, Nunatsiaq News published a picture of the “Dumpcano” T-shirts produced by Outcrop Nunavut with a caption stating that a portion of the proceeds generated from their sale would be donated to the Iqaluit Firefighters Association .

Outcrop Nunavut had not communicated with the IFA prior...

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LETTERS June 19, 2014 - 9:31 am

The late Mina Pearce’s family offers thanks

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The family of the late Mina Pearce wishes to gratefully acknowledge the many loving condolences and glowing tributes paid to her since her death.

We also profoundly thank everyone who sent flowers, provided food and refreshments, plus, thanks to those who extended their loving support in so many...

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LETTERS June 17, 2014 - 11:40 am

Metcalfe atom hockey team thanks Iqaluit

"This trip was exceptional"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

On April 17, 2014 the Metcalfe District Hockey Association Minor Atom River Rats hockey team, composed of 13 players, had the opportunity to travel to Iqaluit for the Toonik Tyme hockey tournament.

The team was accompanied by 20 coaches, parents and siblings who also enjoyed this unique...

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LETTERS June 06, 2014 - 10:21 am

Northwestel thankful to Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents of Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet for making Clara Hughes feel so welcome when she and the Clara’s Big Ride team visited your communities.

Northwestel was honoured to be involved in hosting such a great Canadian in the North and the events...

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LETTERS June 06, 2014 - 8:35 am

Open letter to Iqaluit City Council

Particulate matter hurts people with asthma, COPD

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

To Mayor John Graham and Iqaluit City Councillors: As you well know, many Iqalummiut are expressing concerns over the city’s decision to let the dump fire burn itself out over the next months.

I am one of them, and these are my thoughts. To cut to the chase, we are out of our league and need to...

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LETTERS May 27, 2014 - 11:45 am

Counselling bereaved more valuable than suicide prevention

"Huge sums of money are being spent on so-called suicide prevention. It’s not working."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The horrendous number of suicides that have occurred recently in Iqaluit needs to be addressed from a different angle.

Huge sums of money are being spent on so-called suicide prevention. It’s not working.

However the area that needs to be addressed is that of the survivors, the families left...

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LETTERS May 02, 2014 - 10:39 am

Inuit org clarifies its position on Nunavut appeal court decision

"NTI is confident of the strength and justice of its case"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunatsiaq News recently reported on the complex decision of the Court of Appeal of Nunavut in relation to the Nunavut General Monitoring Plan component of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s larger implementation lawsuit.

NTI wishes to clarify four key elements of the decision. In relation to the NGMP, the...

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LETTERS April 23, 2014 - 9:11 am

Iqaluit thrift shop not an Anglican project

"I wish to clarify that we are not an Anglican church program"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I have noted in recent stories about the Anglican church that you have included the Iqaluit thrift shop as one of the church’s social development programs.

As a founding member of the Piviniit Society, I would like to correct your error.

The Piviniit Society was established in 2005 as a...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Ottawa should set aside Nunavut mining royalties to build housing

“This is not about devolution, this is simply the honour of the Crown”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I was driving to work this morning and saw Leona Aglukkaq on the road. I must say that she looked well. It was clear to me that her career as a federal minster is agreeing with her.

Leona’s presence also signalled to me that something important was going on this week in Iqaluit. I felt certain...

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LETTERS April 22, 2014 - 3:49 pm

In memory of Alan McRae

Alan McRae: Feb. 12, 1956 — Feb. 16, 2014

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Alan McRae passed away suddenly on Feb. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife Napatchie, children Patrick, Kerri and Ningiurapik, grandchildren Alexander, Riley, Arthur, Jennifer, Robin, Maya, Caitlin, Isla, Loïc, Ariel and Cameron, and his older brothers Gordon and Ian.

Alan was an incredibly...

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