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NEWS: Nunavut government's 2017-18 budget closes in on $2 billion In his final budget speech prior to the Oct. 30 territorial election this year, Finance Minister Keith Peterson said that in spite of the nearly $2 billion the Government of Nunavut expects to receive in 2017-18, the GN faces a leaner future. In the speec
Nunatsiaq Online | 14 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavut airline medical, duty travel contracts extended two years The Government of Nunavut has extended its current medical and duty travel contracts with at least two airlines—and likely three—after negotiating two-year extensions to agreements that were set to expire this August. “At this time, for two of the a
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NEWS: POPs contamination in the Arctic declining, report finds A newly-released Arctic Council report on persistant organic pollutants contains some positive findings for the circumpolar world. POPs—which include toxic PCBs, DDT and dioxins—are produced mainly in industrial areas, but are carried by air and water
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NEWS: We'll create internal committee for QGH, Nunavut's health minister says The Government of Nunavut will create an internal advisory board for the Qikiqtani General Hospital instead of the independent board of management that MLAs voted for about three years ago, Health Minister George Hickes said Feb. 22 in the legislative ass
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NEWS: Advisor to INAC minister pitches “Indigenous Protected Areas” Territorial governments, the federal government and Indigenous organizations should look at the idea of creating “Indigenous Protected Areas,” Mary Simon, a special advisor to Indigenous and Northern Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett, said in an interi
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NEWS: Nunavik organizations launch new green power corporation IVUJIVIK—Two major Nunavik organizations have launched a new joint-venture firm to develop renewable energy projects in Nunavik, while boosting jobs and expertise among Inuit. Makivik Corp. and the Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, or t
Nunatsiaq Online | Feb 21, 2017 8:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Iqalungmiut flock to meet Nunavut authors, artists at publisher's event The renowned Igloolik-born artist Germaine Arnaktauyok scrawls her name, first in Inuktitut and then English, across the opening pages of her latest collaboration—a children's book written by Neil Christopher entitled Those That Cause Fear—before ha
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NEWS: GN health care failures led to mother's death, Nunavut couple says For Bernice Clarke, a coroner's report released Feb. 14 confirmed her worst fear: that her mother's death in early 2015 was avoidable but for Nunavut's poor health care standards. The report, obtained by Nunatsiaq News, reveals a failure of health c
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NEWS: Faster internet coming to Nunavik, but not so fast KUUJJUAQ—Nunavik's bandwidth upgrade is a few months away from being in place but the Kativik Regional Government already has its eyes set on a fibre optic network for the region. The KRG and its internet service, Tamaani, shifted to a new satellite p
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NEWS: Eastern Arctic polar bears OK, but low sea ice makes future uncertain Finally, a little good news about polar bears in Canada's eastern Arctic. A recent comprehensive three-year scientific study of Canada's two eastern-most polar bear populations shows they are at least stable, and possibly increasing. Of course, those
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