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Team Nunavik-Québec 2016: Final Regional Trials Organized in Kuujjuaq

Kuujjuaq, Québec, December 9, 2015 – From November 27 to 29, 108 athletes from all over Nunavik competed in the final regional trials organized for Team Nunavik–Québec (TNQ). The athletes were aiming for one of 61 spots for athletes who will travel to the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland, in March 2016. Over the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015177 Views

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Nunavut to develop colorectal cancer screening program – Nunatsiaq News

December 09, 2015 Rate of colorectal cancer three times the Canadian average The Government of Nunavut seeks an expert to help develop a colorectal cancer screening program that that will lead to early diagnosis and treatment. The cancer, which affects rectal and colon cells, remains the second most common cancer behind lung cancer in Nunavut: […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 201595 Views

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Miracle’ Diavik diamond puts NWT on world stage – Norj.ca

Millions of dollars aside, the true value of the Diavik Foxfire is in the story behind it. A 187.7-carat gem-quality rough diamond was found at the Diavik diamond mine 300 kilometres north of Yellowknife in June-July and revealed to the world at Kensington Palace in London on Dec. 2 by Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. president […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2015125 Views

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SOI launches POLAR Inspiration Grant program

December 8, 2015. Students on Ice, in partnership with Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), have launched the POLAR Inspiration Grants program with a total budget of $15,000 for initiatives led by SOI’s Arctic alumni that benefit a community, area or region in the Canadian Arctic. Each proposed project is eligible for a grant of up to […]

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Update: Snap Lake diamond mine snaps shut, 434 laid off – Norj.ca

December 7, 2015 More than 400 people will likely be looking for jobs over Christmas after De Beers Canada announced it had suspended mining at Snap Lake. De Beers Canada CEO Kim Truter confirmed on Dec. 4 the diamond mine 220 kilometres north of Yellowknife, which has not turned a profit since opening in June […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201592 Views

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Canadian Arctic readies for world’s largest diamond mine opening – Mining.com

December 8, 2015 Only days after diamond giant De Beers announced it was shutting down its Snap Lake mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada’s Arctic region has received some relieving news, as a new operation in the area, the world’s largest diamond mine, is almost ready to begin production. According to Mountain Province Diamonds (TSE:MPV), […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015183 Views

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Government of Yukon appoints new chair of Yukon Water Board

December 8, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski has announced the appointment of Loralee Johnstone as the new chair of the Yukon Water Board. “Loralee Johnstone brings many years of experience working with industry as the YESAB manager in Mayo, and on the board of YESAB where she worked closely with First Nations and Yukon communities as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015153 Views

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Trudeau Pledges To Lift Cap On First Nations Funding, Build Nation-To-Nation Relationship – Huffington Post Canada

OTTAWA — The leaders of Canada’s First Nations swaddled Justin Trudeau in a ceremonial blanket Tuesday as they embraced the newly elected prime minister’s commitment to what he called a “sacred obligation” to the country’s Aboriginal Peoples. Trudeau didn’t show up empty-handed, either. The Liberal government will lift a long-standing two per cent cap on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015104 Views

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Northerners react to action plan on missing and murdered indigenous women – CBC

Dec 09, 2015 ‘It’s starting the right way, it’s talking to us first,’ says Sandra Lockhart Indigenous leaders in the North say they are pleased the government is finally launching its first phase of the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women and girls by meeting and consulting with their families. Ministers will be meeting […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015135 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending December 6, 2015 – First People’s Law

December 6, 2015 First Nations reacted to New Brunswick’s approval of the proposed Sisson mine. Sisson mine project slammed by aboriginal leaders Sisson Mine project given EIA approval, Brian Kenny says While the Northern Gateway project remains in limbo, First Nations are increasing their opposition to other pipeline proposals and the National Energy Board’s procedures. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015124 Views

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