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|Canada : Nunavut|
Nunavut is the largest, northernmost and newest territory of Canada. It was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
|Region Added: Tue, 31 Mar 2015|
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NEWS: Baffinland announces 2018 scholarships
Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. is looking to award five $5,000 scholarships this year to Inuit from Nunavut who are pursuing post-secondary education. This year’s scholarships will target the following areas of study: business administration; education and management studies; geology and engineering; health and wellness; and marine and environmental studies. These areas of study “reflect the emerging needs and trends of the extractive industry in the North,” states a news release issued...
NEWS: Charges laid against 11 inmates from riot at Iqaluit jail
Charges have been laid against 11 inmates from Iqaluit’s Baffin Correctional Centre, Nunavut RCMP said today, following a police investigation into a June riot that destroyed a large medium-security cellblock at the Iqaluit jail. Those charges include uttering death threats towards corrections staff, rioting while wearing a mask, and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon. “The investigation identified 11 individuals that were primarily involved with inciting and participating in...
NEWS: With warming temperatures, Canada’s Arctic glaciers are melting faster
HANNAH HOAG Most of Canada’s Arctic glaciers are shrinking—and some are already gone. A survey of 1,773 glaciers across northern Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada has found more than three-quarters had lost area between 1999 and 2015. Overall, the glaciers lost about six per cent of their total ice coverage, the equivalent of 1,705 square kilometres. Adrienne White, from the Laboratory of Cryospheric Research University of Ottawa, and her colleagues used optical satellite imagery...
NEWS: Inuit employment, staff retention a focus for Nunavut’s new HR department
It’s a need for more training, staff retention, respect in the workplace and higher Inuit employment rates that is leading the Government of Nunavut to set up a separate department for human resources. That’s what Nunavut’s finance minister and minister responsible for the public service, George Hickes, told Nunatsiaq News, on Thursday, July 12, one day after his department announced a merging of the file that was recently split between the departments of Finance and Executive...
NEWS: Iqaluit’s looming water shortage deserves greater attention: city councillor
Updated on July 13 at 9:40 a.m. Joanasie Akumalik handed out water bottles to his fellow Iqaluit city councillors at this week’s meeting, in place of the typical pitchers and glasses. If no action plan is created soon about the depleting water levels at the Lake Geraldine supply, Akumalik warned during a member’s statement on Tuesday, July 10, buying bottled water will be the only option in the future―and that scares him. People in Iqaluit might have to ration water, he said, and only...