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Nunavut to hold inquest into death of Cape Dorset baby Makibi Timilak – CBC

Feb 16, 2016 Date not yet set, but will be held in Cape Dorset, says coroner’s office Nunavut will hold an inquest into the death of Makibi Timilak, after the three-month-old boy’s family made a formal request to the territory’s minister of justice. The baby died April 5, 2012, after Debbie McKeown, a nurse at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016139 Views

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$100,000 Yukon Innovation Prize to support food security

Cold Climate Innovation (CCI) of the Yukon Research Centre (YRC) and Government of Yukon’s Economic Development have launched the second annual Yukon Innovation Prize (YIP). Yukoners can win up to $70,000 for their innovative ideas on food security and agriculture. Innovators are invited to compete for one of four $10,000 prizes which they can then […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016187 Views

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Nunavut school re-opens two weeks after latest fuel spill – Nunatsiaq News

February 17, 2016 “The department of education takes the safety of students very seriously” A Nunavut elementary school has re-opened after a two-week closure caused by a fuel spill, say Nunavut education officials. Alookie elementary school in Pangnirtung cancelled classes and sent students home Feb. 1 after a fumes from a fuel spill in the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016131 Views

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Ways to engage: Indigenous Peoples and the 2030 Agenda

February 17, 2016 On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, which came into effect on 1 January 2016 and will carry through the next 15 years. The 2030 Agenda is a broad and universal policy agenda, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016170 Views

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Inuit experts meet in Iqaluit to standardize language – Times Colonist

February 17, 2016 Experts are meeting in Iqaluit to try to get Inuit people speaking the same language. Although there are only about 60,000 Inuit in Canada, they are divided between nine different dialects and several wildly varying writing systems. Natan Obed, head of Canada’s national Inuit group, says those divisions hurt Inuit both culturally […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016152 Views

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Federal gov’t to restore $67M in territorial formula funding – CBC

Feb 16, 2016 Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced amendment in House of Commons Tuesday Canada’s three territories received good news today, as federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that Ottawa will restore $67 million that was inadvertently cut from 2016/2017 territorial transfer payments. In late December, Northerners learned that federal transfers to the territories would […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016168 Views

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Statement from Robert C. McLeod on partial restoration of Territorial Formula Financing

YELLOWKNIFE (February 17, 2016) – Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod issued the following statement on the partial restoration of Territorial Formula Funding announced by the Government of Canada today: “The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) welcomes the announcement yesterday from Minister of Finance Morneau that the Government of Canada will introduce legislative amendments […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016149 Views

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Nunavut artifacts moving to Winnipeg

YELLOWKNIFE (February 17, 2016) – For the last month, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), in partnership with the Government of Nunavut and assisted by the GNWT, has been carefully packing nearly 8,000 Nunavut artifacts at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC). The artifacts will travel to the Winnipeg Art Gallery under a loan […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016228 Views

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Government of Yukon 2016/17 budget still affected by Government of Canada cuts

February 16, 2016 WHITEHORSE—The federal government has responded to the premier’s efforts and partially restored the cuts to the Territorial Funding Formula. “It is disappointing that Yukoners will still bear the brunt of a funding cut from Ottawa,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “Our expenditures are planned over several years and we anticipated that Yukoners would […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2016161 Views

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Deline, N.W.T., hunters agree to end caribou hunt for the season – CBC

Feb 17, 2016 Hearings on management plans for Bluenose-East herd start March 1 Hunters in Deline, N.W.T., are being asked not to hunt any more Bluenose East caribou this season, now that the community’s self-imposed limit of 150 animals has been harvested. In a news release issued Tuesday, the Deline First Nation, the Deline Land […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016253 Views

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