Category Archives: Northwest Territories

Two degrees of escalation

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy predicts how  two degrees of global warming might affect Canada, including the Far North. Many links, graphics and the report itself available here: Climate Prosperity – National Round Table on … Continue reading

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Once again, Nunavut Tunngavik shits the bed

It’s not often you’ll find a reckless distortion of truth and a big whopping post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy packed into three mendacious little sentences. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. managed to accomplish this feat in a press release issued Sept. … Continue reading

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Nunavut: from vision to illusion

For now, though, the current socio-economic plight of Nunavut does not bode well for the future. The vision of a viable Nunavut society by the year 2020, as expressed through the Bathurst Mandate, seems to be, at least for now, … Continue reading

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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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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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Murder he writes

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

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Disrobing the disrobers (1)

You can log on to Amazon today and for only $20.76 you can order an imperfect but essential piece of gutsy whistle-blowing by Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard: Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation. Their core … Continue reading

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The IFAW goes for a reindeer ride

That $100-million-a-year fundraising business known as the International Fund for Animal Welfare has now set its sights on the Peary and Dolphin-Union caribou herds. The Peary caribou range lies entirely within Nunavut, while the Dolphin-Union herd’s range straddles the boundary … Continue reading

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I’m shocked! Shocked!

As if this was the first time a married politician ever found a girlfriend — or boyfriend.

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