Monthly Archives: May 2010

Food mail revisited, again

I’ve noticed that any posts on this blog that contain the words “food mail” receive far more page views than any other, and that the search term “food mail” is the most common method people have used to land on … Continue reading

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Now it’s time for a mental health break

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Requiescat in pace: Keith “Tulugaq” Crowe

Just found out about this: Keith Crowe: Jan. 30, 1927 — May 16, 2010 I first encountered Keith Crowe’s name through his wonderful little book: A History of the Orginal Peoples of Northern Canada. First published in 1974 to serve … Continue reading

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In Iqaluit, history repeats itself

You may have heard by now that the Government of Nunavut is paying $2.2 million — most of which is actually Ottawa’s money — to build a custom-made research vessel that by 2011 will sail the waters of the eastern … Continue reading

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Baffin business group: CBC food mail piece off the mark?

The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce — or some of its members — got pretty nervous after hearing the May 17 CBC National story on Ottawa’s proposed revamp of the food mail program. The essence of the story was that … Continue reading

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Just in: Canada Post to lose food mail program

On The National late yesterday evening: The government is expected to make an announcement this week that North West Company, Arctic Co-operatives Limited and La Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec will be provided with the multi-million dollar subsidy instead of … Continue reading

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A big new history of Arctic sovereignty

Shelagh Grant talks to Macleans about her new book,  Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America, and she’s rather less than optimistic about the future: In the last three months, China — which claims to be building … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail nails it

Greenland’s success shows Canada’s child mortality disgrace — The Globe and Mail

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The thing speaks for itself

A trained professional in charge of public safety warns his employer that a certain building poses grave dangers to those who live and work in it. He does this over and over again. The bumbling amateurs who run this government … Continue reading

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The vices of Twitter

1. Indolence Who can calculate the hundreds of hours you waste on the obsessive re-checking of one’s Twitter feed? I’m too embarrassed to find out. 2. Procrastination This, of course, is the handmaiden of indolence. Things you should do don’t … Continue reading

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