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Nunavut is not a “social experiment”

This past Friday, Bernadette Calonego, a correspondent for Süeddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest circulation newspaper, interviewed me. She said she was working on a follow-up to the splendid long-form feature on crime in Nunavut that Patrick White wrote and the Globe … Continue reading

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The Globe got it right; but will Nunavut?

This time, the Globe and Mail got it right: The young are neglected in Nunavut. Nunavut belongs to the young, and the young are neglected. The most neglected of all are the most vulnerable, those children who have been sexually … Continue reading

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The virtuous enjoy their day

Your humble content provider — still on holiday in Montreal — had this stuff ready to post this past Saturday night but decided to let his employer get the first crack at publishing it. I’m sharing this with you now … Continue reading

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A defeat for decency

This past May, it started with this: Ce projet créera inévitablement une augmentation majeure de la criminalité dans votre voisinage, prostitution, trafic de drogues tel que le crack et les méthamphetamines, présence de seringues, de condoms, de tessons de bouteilles … Continue reading

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Does the Inuit Circumpolar Council have a future?

In the organ that I edit, Poul Krarup, the editor of Sermitsiaq, asks, but does not entirely answer, a question that people started asking more than 20 years ago: The ICC has gone from being a protest organization to the … Continue reading

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Okay — but how do you make money out of it?

Bill Doskoch posts some links to articles that find news websites boosting visitor traffic by building a presence on Facebook. Yes, even for the tiny newspaper that I work for, this appears to be the case. But how do you … Continue reading

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Qanuq isumavit?

Here’s another exercise in self-instruction — your humble content provider’s first online opinion poll. Before filling it out, you may wish to read some scribblings I posted this morning in connection with my day job. The editorial is not “objective.” … Continue reading

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As for my day-job…

…I’ve been busy all last week with a couple of time-consuming projects, including this one: Nunatsiaq Online. The main idea is to morph it into a quasi-daily news service — for us that’s an adventurous ride into the unknown. The … Continue reading

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Nunavut’s weed culture

Check this out: 3 charged in Igloolik marijuana bust. Most southern Canadians don’t likely appreciate the deep affection with which numerous Nunavut residents regard the cannabis sativa plant and its various derivative products, so much so that dope-smoking now persists … Continue reading

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