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NSSI 2016 Kitikmeot Shipping Season Completed

September 15, 2016 Since NSSI began servicing the Kitikmeot, this year marks the earliest start yet of a season. The Zélada Desgagnés was unloading cargo in the region as early as August 17. This cargo was transported all the way from the St. Lawrence River. The Zélada Desgagnés supplied TMAC Resources at Roberts Bay, Gjoa […]

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Cooks, cleaners at Gahcho Kue diamond mine consider strike action – CBC

Union says workers seeking higher wages from mine contractor ESS Compass Group Sep 15, 2016 The union representing culinary and janitorial workers at Gahcho Kue diamond mine say they are considering a strike as a result of stalled negotiations with the contractor employing them. Tony Santavenere, vice-president of Teamsters Local 213 which represents the workers, […]

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Millennials gave a $25 billion shot in the arm to the diamond industry last year – Mining.com

But the sector is not out of the woods just yet, says the world’s top producer De Beers. While demand for rough diamonds fell last year, young consumers helped boost sales for precious gems used in jewellery spending more than $25 billion on it, more than any other generation to date, a report by DeBeers […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016115 Views

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The Wednesday news briefing: An at a glance survey of some top stories – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2016  Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Sept. 14 ____ CHINESE PREMIER TO VISIT CANADA NEXT WEEK: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have another opportunity to work on strengthening relations with China when he welcomes Premier Li Kequiang to Canada next week. Trudeau may have made inroads on his recent […]

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Tobique First Nation votes on $39M land claim settlement – CBC

Land claim has been under negotiation with federal government for more than 40 years Sep 14, 2016 There is fierce support and opposition among members of Tobique First Nation over a nearly $40-million dollar land claim that’s been under negotiation more than 40 years and is finally being decided through a vote Wednesday. The $39.2-million […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016192 Views

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HMS Terror: How the final Franklin ship was found – Macleans.ca

How one man’s efforts to build inroads with northern communities helped uncover the second of Sir John Franklin’s doomed ships September 14, 2016 Sammy Kogvik remembers the moment he first spotted HMS Terror. It was around seven years ago and the resident of Gjoa Haven, a remote Nunavut community, was riding a snowmobile across the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2016200 Views

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Quest for federal Mackenzie Valley Highway money hits speed bump – CBC

Sep 14, 2016 N.W.T.’s deputy minister of transportation says funding review ‘has basically been put on hold’ After two years of lobbying, the N.W.T. government’s effort to secure $700 million in federal funding for the Mackenzie Valley Highway has hit a speed bump. On Monday, Russell Neudorf, the territory’s deputy minister of transportation, told Yellowknife […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2016113 Views

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Notice of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association Annual General meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 The Annual General Meeting of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association will be held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Iqaluit from Tuesday October 4th to Thursday October 6th, 2016. Read more NT4

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Communique – Northern Development Ministers Discuss the North’s potential as a “Land of Opportunities”

Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 13, 2016) – Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Iqaluit, Nunavut for the Northern Development Ministers Forum (NDMF). The 2016 NDMF was hosted by the Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut’s Deputy Premier and Minister of the Department of Economic Development and Transportation. This year’s theme was The North: Land of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2016128 Views

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Inuit in Canada, Greenland want joint control of Arctic Ocean area – The Globe and Mail

Sep. 13, 2016 Inuit in Canada and Greenland want to jointly control a unique area of Arctic Ocean to protect crucial hunting grounds and restore a travel corridor that allowed people to move freely between the two countries. “The ultimate aim is to pave a way for joint management that is taken care of by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2016159 Views

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