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Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu voters get a pared-down three-way race - Nunatsiaq News

October 13, 2017 - 10:19

Nunatsiaq News

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu voters get a pared-down three-way race
Nunatsiaq News
Anne Crawford, a lawyer and business person who has served on the Apex District Education Authority for many years, said it's by understanding the intricate legislative process that you get things done in the territory. “Fundamentally all capital flows ...

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Summerside chamber says minimum wage hike not good for business - The Guardian

October 12, 2017 - 15:00

The Guardian

Summerside chamber says minimum wage hike not good for business
The Guardian
SUMMERSIDE — Raising the minimum wage is not the best way to strengthen the business community and provide better pay for workers, says Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce president Jonathan Greenan. “A few years ago we did canvass (businesses) and ...

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Nunavut hamlet's airport an unhealthy workplace, employee says - Nunatsiaq News

October 12, 2017 - 10:11

Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut hamlet's airport an unhealthy workplace, employee says
Nunatsiaq News
Full proposals, or “business cases,” for a new terminal or relocated airport in Kimmirut will be drafted and sent to Ottawa for further consideration, part of a larger package of Nunavut airport improvements submitted by the GN. But there's still no ...

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Iqaluit's Discovery hotel to stay a hotel after new owners take over - CBC.ca

October 12, 2017 - 05:02

CBC.ca

Iqaluit's Discovery hotel to stay a hotel after new owners take over
CBC.ca
The family-run general contracting company Tower Arctic bought the building in 1979. John Jacobsen, the president and CEO of Tower Arctic, says the company was not looking to sell the hotel, but it was approached with an offer, the timing worked out ...

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Nunavut teen with dwarfism trained for World Dwarf Games with rocks and a harpoon - CBC.ca

October 8, 2017 - 11:00

CBC.ca

Nunavut teen with dwarfism trained for World Dwarf Games with rocks and a harpoon
CBC.ca
Nunavut teen with dwarfism trained for World Dwarf Games with rocks and a harpoon ... The 14-year-old was born in Pond Inlet, Nunavut — a community of around 1,600 people — with a medical condition called dwarfism, or short stature. "In my community ...

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Toronto company to use drones to deliver necessities in remote Ontario community - Globalnews.ca

October 4, 2017 - 19:16

Globalnews.ca

Toronto company to use drones to deliver necessities in remote Ontario community
Globalnews.ca
A Toronto tech company is about to start testing drone deliveries to a remote First Nation community in Northern Ontario, in the first endeavour of this kind in Canada. Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) and Moose Cree First Nation announced Oct. 4 that they ...

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Calling more women: Nunavut's 1st woman premier says equal representation a work in progress - CBC.ca

October 4, 2017 - 05:03

CBC.ca

Calling more women: Nunavut's 1st woman premier says equal representation a work in progress
CBC.ca
Other obstacles include finding daycare, and dealing with any loss of income associated with taking the time away from work to run a campaign — not to mention the challenges that come with winning, and having to be in Iqaluit on government business.

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Mila Kamingoak is ready to get down to business as Kugluktuk, Nunavut's, new MLA - CBC.ca

October 3, 2017 - 07:01

CBC.ca

Mila Kamingoak is ready to get down to business as Kugluktuk, Nunavut's, new MLA
CBC.ca
Mila Adjukak Kamingoak will be the next MLA for Kugluktuk, Nunavut. She was acclaimed as the only candidate standing after Premier Peter Taptuna announced last week he would not be running in the next territorial election. Kamingoak said she didn't ...

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Agnico plans to boost gold output to 2 million oz/year by 2020 - Platts

September 29, 2017 - 17:29

Agnico plans to boost gold output to 2 million oz/year by 2020
Platts
"Nunavut is certainly a platform where we're spending more capital. We find that a unique place where you can get business done," Boyd told the Denver Gold Forum conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nunavut, he added, "wants mining and ...

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The world is listening: first Nunavut Music Week festival underway in Iqaluit - CBC.ca

September 29, 2017 - 15:57

CBC.ca

The world is listening: first Nunavut Music Week festival underway in Iqaluit
CBC.ca
The first Nunavut Music Week is underway in Iqaluit. It's organized by Aakuluk Music — a record label in Nunavut— founded by members of the The Jerry Cans, one of Nunavut's biggest international music acts. Musicians and bands from across the ...

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More than 50 hopefuls declared so far in Nunavut's 5th territorial election - Nunatsiaq News

September 29, 2017 - 14:27

Nunatsiaq News

More than 50 hopefuls declared so far in Nunavut's 5th territorial election
Nunatsiaq News
In Iqaluit-Sinaa, former premier Paul Okalik is running against former Iqaluit mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik, local business person Adamee Itorcheak and legislative assembly staffer Cindy Rennie. In neighbouring Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu, incumbent MLA Pat ...

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Two Nunavut hamlets experiment with wind, solar - Nunatsiaq News

September 27, 2017 - 16:09

Nunatsiaq News

Two Nunavut hamlets experiment with wind, solar
Nunatsiaq News
“It's a business venture. They get ongoing dividends for the life of the project,” he said. MacDonald said the company also needs to do research on best energy storage practices so that there are stores of energy for communities to rely on when it isn ...

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Changes urged after weather delay leaves passengers, including newborn, sleeping in Nunavut airport - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

September 27, 2017 - 06:57

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Changes urged after weather delay leaves passengers, including newborn, sleeping in Nunavut airport
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
... in Nunavut, he said. "There's some frustration both from myself and the people who were involved," Main said. "I know that it's a complicated business what Calm Air does … we're not trying to make enemies with them … we're trying to look for a ...

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Changes urged after weather delay leaves passengers, including newborn, sleeping in Nunavut airport - CBC.ca

September 26, 2017 - 16:09

CBC.ca

Changes urged after weather delay leaves passengers, including newborn, sleeping in Nunavut airport
CBC.ca
A mother and newborn had an unexpected layover in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, last week, spending a night in the airport with more than a dozen other passengers. A Calm Air flight destined for Arviat had to be grounded due to poor weather in that community.

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'Planting the seed' - Gazette

September 25, 2017 - 09:43

Gazette

'Planting the seed'
Gazette
The funds covered the cost of 90 units for all 25 communities in Nunavut as well as five in Northern Labrador. A tanker called the Travestern, owned by the Woodward Group of Companies, is pictured in Grise Fiord, the most northerly community in Nunavut.

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'Planting the seed' - Gazette

September 25, 2017 - 09:43

Gazette

'Planting the seed'
Gazette
The funds covered the cost of 90 units for all 25 communities in Nunavut as well as five in Northern Labrador. A tanker called the Travestern, owned by the Woodward Group of Companies, is pictured in Grise Fiord, the most northerly community in Nunavut.

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Toasting to roasting: Inuit-owned coffee company teams up with Indigenous farmers in Peru - CBC.ca

September 25, 2017 - 07:00

CBC.ca

Toasting to roasting: Inuit-owned coffee company teams up with Indigenous farmers in Peru
CBC.ca
The idea began brewing over a pot of steaming coffee. That's how Pamela Gross describes launching Kaapittiaq, a new Inuit-owned coffee company rooted in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. "What more of a way to feel proud of our culture than having a business ...

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Railway Closure In Churchill Still Causing Major Economic Issues - SteinbachOnline.com

September 24, 2017 - 06:22

Railway Closure In Churchill Still Causing Major Economic Issues
SteinbachOnline.com
In my mind Churchill's just always been the gateway, the real money maker, the real business is north of us moving into the arctic, moving into Nunavut. There are hundreds of milions of dollars in trade goods that should be purchased in Winnipeg and ...

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New fresh food delivery services in Nunavut seek to combat territory's high grocery prices - CBC.ca

September 23, 2017 - 12:30

CBC.ca

New fresh food delivery services in Nunavut seek to combat territory's high grocery prices
CBC.ca
Hyndman said to continue the business, he would have needed a warehouse in Nunavut and workers in Ottawa to shop. He said he wasn't ready to make that jump in scale, though he said there was customer interest across the territory. He said he started ...

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Big Tobacco looks for its fix with new technology shift - The Globe and Mail

September 22, 2017 - 17:38

The Globe and Mail

Big Tobacco looks for its fix with new technology shift
The Globe and Mail
"Cigarette manufacturing in fact remains among the most lucrative business enterprises in all of human history," Stanford University history professor Robert Proctor recently wrote in the medical journal Tobacco Control. Last year, Philip Morris ...

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