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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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LETTERS 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”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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’...

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LETTERS September 09, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Welcome to Iqaluit’s Marie-Antoinette Intergalactic Airport

Nunavut’s answer to homelessness and overcrowding?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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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LETTERS September 04, 2015 - 9:40 am

NTI president clarifies statement on Inuit writing system

"The board is not skeptical at all"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I am writing to you today to clarify statements in the article entitled, “Inuit org president urges go-slow approach to Roman orthography.” 

In the article, you state that the NTI Board of Directors is skeptical of ITK’s recommendation to adopt Roman orthography to create a unified writing system...

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LETTERS August 28, 2015 - 8:08 am

Open letter to City of Iqaluit and RCMP

"I am appalled"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

At between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, I heard someone on my deck, but I hadn’t heard a knock on the door.

So, I went outside to see who it was.

There was a man on my deck. He was very intoxicated. He said that we had gone to primary school together. Although I didn’t recognize...

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LETTERS August 17, 2015 - 7:08 am

Nunavik weed-and-body-mass study raises many questions

“Studies concerning this drug should also be conducted in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

This morning’s (Aug. 23) announcement on CBC that taking marijuana may be a cause for losing body fat in Nunavik came as quite a surprise.

(Editor’s note: Nunatsiaq News reported on this study in an article published Jan. 19, 2015, with a follow-up article published this past June 10.)

The...

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LETTERS August 14, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Should Iqaluit vehicles be taxed based on engine size?

"These huge pickup trucks are in most cases used only to carry minimum loads"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The sealift brings more vehicles than the city can handle.

Unless an effort is made by this government, the number of vehicles on our roads will cause health problems with the fumes. They will contribute to the damage of the roads and make maintenance impossible.

I suggested years ago that...

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