Monthly Archives: October 2009

Make the words plain

Open communication: a trendy phrase coming soon to a press conference near you, if you live in Nunavut, that is. The Nunavut premier and most other MLAs just signed on to a to-do list that commits them to better communications … Continue reading

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Here’s what all the fuss was about

Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of Nunavut’s unofficial archivist, Jack Hicks, I now have the full text of the 1998 Jeffrey Simpson column that I mentioned Oct. 25. Since the column doesn’t appear any more on their website, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Posted in Arctic, Canada, Inuit, News, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

No reason for complacency

If the people who run intensive care units are worried, so should you: ICU docs who rode H1N1’s first wave warn colleagues of what’s coming Ontario teen dies from H1N1

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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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Murder he writes

Clare Kines, a retired RCMP member living in Arctic Bay, makes a good point.

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Jeffrey Simpson says I told you so

Some time in June of 1998, your humble content provider remembers reading a column in the Globe and Mail by Jeffrey Simpson entitled “Tough times lie ahead for new territory of Nunavut.” Simpson’s column drew most of its facts from … Continue reading

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“When cultures meet, great art ensues.”

So says New Zealand’s Eric Crampton, who comments on the Cape Dorset print shop’s 50th year of art production.

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The Arctic’s last idealist

What happens to a nationalist movement that can’t find a way to pay for its aspirations? Aqqaluk Lynge, the urbane poet-politican who currently heads the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Greenland section, doesn’t even try to reconcile the irreconcilable, as is evidenced … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

It’s their 40th anniversary this month.

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Habito una utopía que no es mía

The title of this post is a quotation from a Twitter feed maintained by Yoani Sánchez of Havana, Cuba — one of the world’s most distinguished bloggers: “I inhabit a utopia that is not mine.” She started her blog in … Continue reading

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