Trauma and treatment centre likely, but overall federal budget disappoints Nunavut leaders

'It's better than what we had yesterday.' - Finance Minister George Hickes

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau laces up his budget shoes March 19 prior to delivering a 2019 budget confusing and disappointing for Nunavut.photo courtesy Government of Canada Underwhelmed – that was Nunavut Finance Minister George Hickes’ reaction to the federal government’s 2019 pre-election budget issued Tuesday. On the “welcome news” front, federal Finance Minister Bill...
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Michele LeTourneau
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.