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NEWS: Aboriginal groups want CO2 reduction promise from Arctic Council The Arctic Council's senior appointed officials say their meetings this week in Yellowknife will result in “a rich set of recommendations for consideration by ministers at their next meeting in 2015.” “I was pleased to see the progress by working
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NEWS: Agnico Eagle's IIBA talks with Inuit org reach an impasse Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has asked the federal government to intervene and provide compulsory arbitration in its talks with the Kivalliq Inuit Association on an Inuit impacts and benefits agreement for the proposed Meliadine gold project. Agnico Eagle said
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EDITORIAL: Iqaluit's taxi drivers deserve a raise The next time you catch some Nunavut official babbling about “self-reliance,” do this: point them in the direction of an underpaid Iqaluit taxi driver. Amidst what passes for the private sector in Nunavut, the taxi business stands out, along with only
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NEWS: Photo: Samuel Nuqingaq, MLA for Uqqummiut, expelled from legislature Read full story for latest details.
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NEWS: Nunavut MLA expelled from legislature in unanimous vote Nunavut's legislative assembly unanimously voted to expel Uqqummiut MLA Samuel Nuqingaq from the legislature Oct. 24, effective immediately, declaring his seat in the house vacant. The motion to expel Nuqingaq, brought forward by Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul
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NEWS: My Little Corner of Canada, Oct. 24 The time has come to seriously consider changing the Inuktitut writing system from syllabics to Roman orthography. When I first made this suggestion almost 40 years ago, I was criticized, dismissed and even ridiculed by some people. Today, many people who
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NEWS: Low polar bear quotas hurt Nunavut communities, MLAs say Ever-increasing polar bear traffic may be threatening to the residents of Arviat and disappointing for Halloween trick-or-treaters, but that won't translate into a bigger harvest for hunters in that Kivalliq community this year. Any hope of an increase
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NEWS: In 2013, Nunavut saw highest fire numbers in five years: fire marshal Fires across Nunavut claimed one life and resulted in $4.3-million worth of damages in 2013, says a report tabled in the Nunavut legislature Oct. 22. Nunavut's 161 fires in 2013 represented the most fires in one year over the past five years, according
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TAISSUMANI: Taissumani, Oct. 24 In 1893 Josephine Peary accompanied her husband, the explorer Robert Peary, on an over-wintering trip to northern Greenland. This was daring on her part because she was in the last stages of pregnancy when she left the United States. On Sept. 12 she gave
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NEWS: Tory budget bill would merge Canadian Polar Commission, new research station The Harper government will merge its $188-million Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay with the Canadian Polar Commission, through legislation embedded within Bill C-43, its omnibus budget bill, the federal government announced Oct. 23.
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