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NEWS: Nunavik halfway house waits on staff hires to re-open KUUJJUAQ—Following a three-year closure, Nunavik's Makitautik rehabilitation centre has a handful of staff positions to fill before the correctional facility can start taking clients again. The halfway house in Kangirsuk, which first opened in 1999 to
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LETTERS: We need to protect Nunavut's caribou nurseries Most of Canada's barren-ground caribou herds are in a perilous state, some having declined more than 95 per cent from historic highs. Barren-ground caribou numbers go up and down as part of their natural cycle. However, the last time the herds wer
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NEWS: Electoral reforms should enhance Indigenous voter turnout: committee After nearly six months of consultations across the country, Canada's special committee on electoral reform is recommending a national referendum before any replacement of the current first-past-the-post system with proportional representation. That dec
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NEWS: Nunavik airline launches Christmas shopping flight to Sept-ÃŽles Christmas shopping can be expensive, not to mention having to fly to another city to do it. This year, Nunavik's Air Inuit is offering a one-time charter to a southern destination so that Nunavimmiut can buy most of the gifts on their holiday list. On D
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NEWS: November brings record-breaking temperatures from Nunavut to Siberia In many Nunavut communities, chances are you traded your parka for a jacket during the month of November. During November, monthly average temperatures in Nunavut's central Kivalliq region ranged from 4.1 C higher in Naujaat to 8.2 C higher in Arviat—
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NEWS: Fewer alcohol seizures means higher crimes rates in Nunavik: police KUUJJUAQ—Nunavik police say they've seized less bootlegged alcohol this year than over the last five years in the region. And that appears to have translated into more crime; the Kativik Regional Police Force has seen an 18 per cent increase in alcoho
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NEWS: Nunavut's message for Dec. 1 World AIDS Day: Hands Up for HIV Prevention During Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, Nunavummiut should get tested for sexually transmitted infections “to protect ourselves, our partners and our communities.” That's the message from Nunavut's health department for Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, whic
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NEWS: Nunavik shoppers pay 48 per cent more for food than southerners: study KUUJJUAQ—A new study probing at the cost of living in Nunavik confirms what most people in the region already know: it costs more to live in the North of Quebec than in its South. But the two-year study launched by the Kativik Regional Government and Ma
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NEWS: An emotional ride at historic Supreme Court Inuit rights case OTTAWA—As Supreme Court judges took an afternoon break Nov. 30 from considering legal arguments in the Clyde River seismic testing case, the hamlet's former mayor Jerry Natanine left the courtroom angry and discouraged with how his lawyer had been pic
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NEWS: Candidate for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president: Cathy Towtongie With Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.'s presidential election set for Dec. 12, Nunatsiaq News plans to profile each of the four candidates. We asked the candidates the same four questions. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity. We will run the p
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