Feds reject five of six Nunavut infrastructure proposals

For the community of Kimmirut, the federal government’s rejection of a Government of Nunavut (GN) proposal to relocate its airport means continued lack of access to basic services most communities receive. Senior administrative officer Kimberley Young says the relocation is necessary for a longer runway so bigger planes can reach the community. “Which would lead...
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Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.