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Nunavut sound to become Canada's largest protected area - The Lawyer's Daily (subscription)

The Lawyer's Daily (subscription)Nunavut sound to become Canada's largest protected areaThe Lawyer's Daily (subscription)“The designation of this protected area is an important achievement and one...

Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound in High Arctic to be Canada's Largest Protected Area

Canada NewsWireToday, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along with Joe Savikataaq, Nunavut's Minister of Environment, and...

Media Advisory - The Government of Canada, the Government of

(press release)GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Catherine...

Education, health likely to dominate upcoming Nunavut legislature sitting

The short, two-week spring sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly will include a number of debates including over whether to enact the long-awaited, much consulted...

Nunavut MLAs scrutinize AG's health report, grill GN officials

Tununiq MLA Joe Enook asked the health department's deputy minister Colleen Stockley. While it's not ideal to have people in positions for which they aren't...

The Arctic This Week Take 5: Week of December 12, 2016

Suggesting that the government is going after the wrong culprit, Tununiq MLA Joe Enook put it thus: “…you can't throw out thousands of years of...

Fox killed by frozen mop tests positive for rabies

Nunavut's health department is warning people in Arviat that a fox killed by a teenage girl in the hamlet earlier this month has tested positive...

Wonky numbers, narwhal quota cuts anger Nunavut community

And you can't throw out thousands of years of knowledge and now say scientific knowledge trumps that, especially when Inuit have survived by managing the...

Fox vs. frozen mop: Nunavut girl, 17, claims victory over nighttime visitor

Joe Savikataaq Jr. said he got a call the next day from Environmental Health with regards to Deanna's incident. The news travelled fast through social...

Nunavut iron mine proposes bigger ships, no spring ice-breaking

Joe Enook, Nunavut MLA for his native Pond Inlet riding of Tununiq, said he hasn't had time yet to read through the entire update. But...

Inuit fear that thin, collared polar bear died of starvation

Joe Savikataaq Jr., a wildlife officer in Arviat, got the call Nov. 22 that the emaciated polar bear was just south of town, near the...

Nunavut MLA slams Nutrition North consultation in Pond Inlet

The federal government's public engagement session in Pond Inlet late last month for the Nutrition North Canada program was a failure, Tununiq MLA Joe Enook...

Media Advisory: Infrastructure Canada

(press release)... infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Robert C. McLeod, Minister Responsible for Infrastructure; and the Honourable...

Early arrival of polar bears at Nunavut hamlet prompts early monitoring

Between the two monitors' evening and early morning shifts, and Arviat's wildlife officer, Joe Savikataaq Jr.'s daytime hours, residents now have someone they can call...

Nunavut man says polar bear encounter terrifying, but not unusual

Arviat South MLA Joe Savikataaq, before he was named Community and Government Services minister, criticized the Government of Nunavut for not heeding advice from the...

Minister McKenna visits Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

... Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources Government of Northwest Territories, Wally Schumann, the Minister of the Environment Government of Yukon, Wade Istchenko, and...

Minister McKenna visits Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

(press release) (press release)... Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources Government of Northwest Territories, Wally Schumann, the Minister of the Environment Government of...

Federal environment minister to hold public town hall in Yellowknife park Monday

Catherine McKenna is meeting with the environment ministers from the three territories: Wally Schumann from the N.W.T., Wade Istchenko from Yukon and Joe Savikataaq from...

/CORRECTION from Source -- Environment and Climate Change Canada/

... Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources Government of Northwest Territories Wally Schumann, the Minister of the Environment Government of Yukon Wade Istchenko, and...

Massive Nunavut wastewater study wrapping up this summer

“I received a number of concerns about the condition of the community's sewage lagoon,” Shooyook said, in a question to Joe Savikataaq, then minister of...

Nunavut fishermen keeping close eye on potential Labrador shrimp cuts

Fishermen in Nunavut say while they're not immediately worried about a review into cutting Northern shrimp quotas, they are keeping a close eye on it.

Potentially toxic Russian rocket left no debris in Canada's waters, Ottawa says

Community and Government Services Minister Joe Savikataaq says it would have been preferable had High Arctic Nunavummuit known further in advance of the possibility of...

Nunavut officials will test $1.5M metal baler in Cape Dorset

The twisted remains of Peter Pitseolak School's steel frame have sat in this spot all winter. Now, the GN will ship a metal shearer and...

Little Shredder That Could: equipment to help clean up Cape Dorset school site

"There's a piece of equipment that CGS is bringing into Cape Dorset," said Joe Savikataaq, the minister of Community and Government Services. "It's called a...

Inuit angered by Russian rocket splashdown in the Arctic

(subscription) (subscription)“It's toxic and hazardous and it shouldn't fall in Nunavut waters,” said Joe Savikataaq, minister of Community and Government Services. “If a ship...

Nunavut minister clears up “misconceptions” about land referendum vote

The Government of Nunavut-led referendum on land sales last month was not an effort to hand off more responsibility to municipalities, says Nunavut's Community and...

Who you gonna call? Nunavut MLAs wonder if communities are ready for emergencies

"These emergency measures plans more or less dictate who does what, what resources and equipment is available," said the Minister of Community and Government Services,...

'Done with land plebiscites': Nunavut unlikely to hold another referendum soon

Prior to that I met with the minister Joe Savikataaq because NTI was not consulted and I informed him that there were a lot more...

What a 'yes' vote means in Monday's Nunavut Land Referendum

By Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC News Posted: May 07, 2016 11:10 AM CT Last Updated: May 07, 2016 2:25 PM CT. 'Twenty years ago there...

Long-time Nunavut leader James Arvaluk passes away

“I have said this more often than once that as MLA for the Tununiq riding, it would be my great honour to do half of...

Nunavut Tunngavik pushes for a 'no' vote on land referendum

NTI officials met with minister Joe Savikataaq to request that the referendum brochures be updated with new information and that the referendum be delayed until...

Nunavut sets budget, timeline for aging fuel tank farm upgrades

Still more will receive environmental upgrades when the government addresses capacity issues in fast-growing Arctic communities. "It won't be cheap," Community and Government Services Minister...

Nunavut legislature saw 'more openness' in winter sitting, says MLA

Last sitting, Jeannie Ugyuk failed a confidence vote and resigned from the Nunavut Legislative Assembly, causing two MLAs — Joe Savikataaq and George Hickes —...

Nunavut fuel tanks lag years behind environmental standards

Joe Savikataaq, minister of community and government services, says a series of challenges have delayed government efforts to upgrade Nunavut's fuel tanks to new Environment...

Nunavut government strives to improve Inuktitut translations

Tununiq MLA Joe Enook expressed frustration at what he called poor translations, waving his thick copy of the 2016-2019 Business Plan for the Government of...

Nunavut, federal governments pledge $2M over 4 years for sports funding

The federal and Nunavut governments are putting more than $2 million toward athletes as part of a bilateral agreement on sport participation. Carla Qualtrough, federal...

New Nunavut SAR policy will reimburse searchers for damaged equipment

The new, soon-to-be-released policy came to light during the legislative assembly's question period March 9 when Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt asked Joe Savikataaq, the...

Canada and Nunavut Sign Bilateral Agreement on Sport Participation

The agreement was signed by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and the Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Minister of Community...

Nunavut Legislature recap: Franklin relics and new SAR policy

The Minister of Community and Government Services gave a hint yesterday of what's in a new search and rescue policy currently being drafted. Minister Joe...

You might think twice about buying eBooks after reading this

You do not own the eBooks you have bought for your eReader. You're paying for the privilege to read them. Unfortunately, some bookworms have learnt...

L'honorable Joe Savikataaq – Services Internet à large bande pour ...

L'honorable Joe Savikataaq. Ministre des Services communautaires et gouvernementaux. Services Internet à large bande pour les écoles du Nunavut et les centres d'apprentissage du Collège...

Team Nunavut gears up to compete in Greenland

Team Nunavut athletes show off their new Arctic Winter Games jackets for 2016. From left, Jarrett Seeteenak (basketball), Megan Hachey (basketball), Taylor Lee Sweetland (badminton),...

Team Nunavut 2016 Arctic Winter Games uniforms unveiled

Athlete Jillian Kaviok, drum dancer Tooma Laisa, and youth ambassador Robert Ikkidluak presented the ensembles to Premier Peter Taptuna and Community and Government Services Minister...

Manitoba-Nunavut hydro link project enters next phase

Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak asked Community and Government Services Minister Joe Savikataaq to expand on the next steps for the project following passage of...

Five Infrastructure Projects in Nunavut Get Joint Government Funding

... municipalities under the Government of Canada's Small Communities Fund. Minister Tootoo was accompanied by Nunavut's Premier Peter Taptuna and Joe Savikataaq, Minister of Community...

Nunavut MLA applauds volunteer-run soup kitchen in Pond Inlet

People in Pond Inlet can help fend off the hunger pangs of poverty, thanks to the opening of a new soup kitchen called Tununiq Ikajuqtiit...

Nunavut hunters have used fewer than half of Baffin caribou tags

The new data came to light as Tununiq MLA Joe Enook asked Environment Minister Johnny Mike for an update during question period. “Around 110 or...

Conservation group hails success of its Nunavut bear patrol

Last year, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board had recommended raising the regional hunting quota from 24 to 38 bears, a proposal that was enthusiastically backed...

A vision for making ebooks more engaging - Joe Wikert's Digital ...

I'm convinced we're still in the very early stages of ebook evolution. The current print-under-glass model works great for some books but long-form digital content...

Aaron Thomas and Aaron Lewis

Flying is the only way to reach the remote town of Arviat. Once you're there, the sub-arctic landscape turns out to be as hauntingly beautiful...