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tweed pot store
Cannabis is now legal, but Nunavut's only retailer of the substance, Tweed, doesn't have its website up and running reliably yet. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
A Nunavut judge has thrown out another four-year mandatory minimum sentence for a firearms offence, this time for a young Kimmirut man who got mad at his girlfriend and fired a rifle round at a house where she was visiting. Simeonie Itturiligaq, 24, of Kimmirut, had pleaded guilty this past May [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Question Period 20181002
The Liberal government will waive the fee and waiting period for pardons for Canadians previously convicted of simple pot possession. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Hearing loss
Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly says the territory's health department has to do better to get children to see specialists sooner. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
CAMBRIDGE BAY—By April 1 next year, the Inuit impact and benefit agreement for the Terror and Erebus National Historic Site should be signed, and the construction of a visitors centre based around the doomed 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition can then move ahead in Gjoa Haven. “We are close to finalizing [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
The Nunavut Impact Review Board expects to complete its assessment of Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.'s proposed expansion of the Mary River iron mine by June next year, according to a schedule made public last Friday. The review board has ruled the company's environmental impact statement for the project conforms with guidelines [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Dawson City ferry
An ice jam in the Klondike River this spring may have causedthe sandbar that the Dawson City ferry was beached on. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Duane Smith
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation worries residents who buy, sell cannabis could have issues at the U.S. border. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Pot Tax medical marijuana is rolled into a joint
Canadians are waking up Wednesday morning to a country where cannabis is legal for the first time. We've broken down what that will mean for residents of the three northern territories. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Paul Bychok
Simeonie Itturiligaq has been sentenced to 2 years less a day for discharging a firearm at an occupied house, a charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 4 years under the Criminal Code. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Ontario Cannabis Supply 20180905
Wednesday marks the start of legal cannabis in Canada and a larger conversation about its pros and cons, according to several Nunavut officials who've been preparing for Oct. 17. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
clouds cloudy parliament hill centre block peace tower ottawa overcast
Following a Supreme Court ruling that there is no duty to consult Indigenous Peoples in drafting legislation, some officials say more Inuit, Métis and First Nations representation is needed on Parliament Hill. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Cannabis Yukon
'We do have an amply supply, maybe — it depends on how much is going to be purchased,' says Steve Cummings of the Yukon Liquor Corp. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yukon Indigenous women's groups discuss their organizations to the media
The Yukon and federal governments will contribute just over $1.6 million over three years to the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women's Circle, the Liard Aboriginal Women's Society, and the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: CBC North
Michael McLeod Funding announcement
'Right now, most of the fuel or petroleum delivered to the Mackenzie River watershed is being carried out right now in single-hulled barges,' says N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: CBC North
Kativik School Board building in Kuujjuaq
CBC News has learned that there have been 13 deaths by suicide in Quebec's Inuit territory of Nunavik since the beginning of the year — 11 in the village of Puvirnituq alone, and one involving a child still in elementary school. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: CBC North
Canada Marijuana Legalization
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: CBC North
Angus-andersen-flu
Angus Andersen talked about his culture and traditions to hundreds of students across the country. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: CBC North
The Iqaluit District Education Authority says schools in the city have been shortchanged by the Department of Education this school year because the Government of Nunavut miscalculated the number of students attending class. This resulted in fewer teachers available per student and a substantial loss in funding for three of four [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News