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John Main: The goal should be to have mines fully operated by Nunavummiut

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Arviat North-Whale...

Main wants financial aid from Ottawa for Northern air travel

While funding announcements from the federal government have been numerous over the past few weeks, there's at least one more that Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main would like to see. Main says it's time...

Suicide data inadequate, health minister admits

A Nunavut suicide-prevention action plan launched in 2017, like one before it in 2011, has yet to result in the compilation of comprehensive data, not even the number of suicide attempts. Health Minister George Hickes...

Raise senior citizen’s benefit from $200 per month, MLAs say

The $200 per month Senior Citizens Supplementary Benefit should be reviewed for the next fiscal year, several MLAs have insisted. The last increase came in 2015 when the benefit was raised from $175. There were 542...

Inuit tradespeople ‘treated with disdain’ by southern contractors, Kaernerk says

Some Inuit tradespeople actively seeking work in Iglulik are being overlooked by a Quebec-based contractor building houses in the community, according to Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk. "There are Inuit electricians, carpenters, plumbers, and oil burner...

Is the Department of Education satisfied with great number of students failing departmental exams,...

Citing a fail rate of one out of four students taking departmental exams, Arviat North-Whale Cove John Main questioned the Department of Education's position that low graduation rates are an emerging challenge. "In 2016, 485...