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There may be biological mixing, but 88% of the population have the Greenlandic Inuit dialect as mother tongue to Nunavut's 70%, and it has a much more prominent role in society and is the only official language now. I'd say the language is much less threatened. It's also the case that even though there's more biological mixing, a larger proportion than in Nunavut identify as people with an Inuit identity on the census. What's more, while Greenlandic is a different dialect from Inuktitut, they're only separated by a few hundred years and the difference is comparable to the difference between different Inuit languages/dialects within the borders of Canada. I don't think it would be too outrageous to claim that they are both Inuit cities despite regional differences, in the way we can call both Iceland and the Faroe Islands, while different, Nordic countries of a common civilization.
Wouldn't a good number of the Canadian Inuit also have at least some European blood mixed in as well?
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As Seen in Rankin Inlet.

Actually a number of locals’ race dog teams and this is one of the ways they exercise the teams.
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I couldn't find it in English, so here is a Google Translated version.


Published on March 4th, 2012 at 17:13 | Updated at 5:13 p.m.
North: Ottawa prepares to thaw a seaway

The village of Salluit, in which reservists from the 35th-clamping of Canada Group will practice from 5 March 2012. PHOTOTHÈQUE LE SOLEIL

Jean-François Néron
Le Soleil

(QUÉBEC) Enemy intrusion, resource development, community safety. The reasons why Ottawa is preparing its forces for future deployments in the North are multiple. Among them, both good and less good.

The famous Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the islands of northern Canada is central to the interests (mainly economic) supported by Canada and other nations. The thawing of the projected traffic lane to shorten thousands of kilometers the path of cargo between certain commercial areas of the planet.

"It is important to mention that these are projections. There is nothing that justifies in 2012 deployments in the North. In a future 5, 10 or even 30 years, perhaps," says Professor Stéphane Roussel at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQUÀM) and holds the Canada Research Chair in foreign policy and Canadian defense. In fact, all these preparations are based on the possible thawing of the passageway, which could become useful in the year.

In terms of infrastructure, the Harper government has already announced the development of a military training camp in Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island, the construction of a deepwater port at Nanisivik, on the north end of Baffin Island and the construction of ships hulls strengthened (for ice).

"We can expect a greater human presence in the North in a few years [if predictions of melting are confirmed]. The exploration of oil and gas resources and even the cruise business will bring a lot of people. The government must be able to ensure the safety of people attending its territory disaster: a spill, grounding, a plane crash or other specialist lists. We are talking about possible deployments of the military based on an argument of public safety and service delivery to citizens. It holds the road."

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http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/...8_section_POS1

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RFP fot the Iqaluit Airport is out.
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I wonder if any good proposals will be made for the airport with some Inuit inspired architecture Would be cool to have sortof a mini LAX iconic style control tower inuit version.
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Is St. Judes Cathedral done yet?
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Nunavut, normally adds some Inuit elements to their facility and elders are usually consulted.
As for St Judes, I heard substantial is sometime next month.
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Other than that I have nothing yet. But there are new projects coming up soon.

Talked with a Whitehorse based Eng. apparently there is a lot of work coming up in Dawson.

I am headed to Kuglugtuk later in July so I will try to get some info on the central artic region while I’m there.
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Rankin Inlet could really use an expansion too, from what I have seen. Jets crammed onto a tiny apron and people crammed into a tiny terminal.

The Deh Cho Bridge seems to be getting close to completion as well: http://www.dehchobridge.info/project.html
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Rankin Inlet could really use an expansion too, from what I have seen. Jets crammed onto a tiny apron and people crammed into a tiny terminal.

The Deh Cho Bridge seems to be getting close to completion as well: http://www.dehchobridge.info/project.html
Rankin is getting planned as we speak. Don't know who is involved but will find out next moth when I'm through there again.
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Rankin Inlet could really use an expansion too, from what I have seen. Jets crammed onto a tiny apron and people crammed into a tiny terminal.

The Deh Cho Bridge seems to be getting close to completion as well: http://www.dehchobridge.info/project.html
one hell of a great project.
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Yeah man, quite the solid looking structure. Love to see more development in the north, especially permanent structures that will actually have an effect on the regions image and economy (hopefully)
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Harper is do in Cambrdge Bay in the next few weeks to announce the funding for the high arctic research centre. Thing are also moving forward on an office and housing in the town. As for Kugluktuk, the sea lift is bringing in an office, arts centre and a number of new housing units.
The office building in Cambridge bay has a 4 mill budget just to get the steal up.
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A major development in Labrador is edging closer to realization:

Muskrat Falls clears key legal milestone

An ambitious plan to generate hydroelectric power on Labrador's Churchill River and move it to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia has passed one of its key milestones.

Officials with Nalcor, Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown-owned energy corporation, and Halifax-based Emera Inc., signed a formal deal in St. John's on Muskrat Falls, the megaproject that the partners first announced 20 months ago.

A similar signing ceremony was scheduled for later Tuesday in Cape Breton, where subsea cables from Newfoundland will come ashore.

Emera will sell its share of the power domestically in Nova Scotia, with some of it available for export to other markets.

Muskrat Falls has sparked a long-running and sometimes fiery debate in Newfoundland and Labrador, with the government defending the project — which bypasses Quebec, the province's long-time adversary over the Churchill Falls power station upstream — as sound and feasible.


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Google Street View Uses Tricycles to Put Nunavut on its Map

Cambridge Bay, Nunavut — The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, Aug. 23 2012, 10:29 AM EDT


Stephen Harper’s not the only one who wants to put the Arctic on the map.

As Harper’s northern tour touched down in Nunavut, a team from search engine giant Google was already on the ground.

They’re working with residents of Cambridge Bay to add elements of their community to Google maps while at the same time fixing past mistakes.

The team was invited to the tiny community by a local technology expert who had attended a Google mapping seminar in Vancouver.

They’d hoped to use a specially-created tricycle to navigate the communities roads in order to take images for the maps.

“We very quickly realized both last September and during our planning that the base map of Google wasn’t very good for these communities,” said Google’s Karin Tuxen-Bettman.

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Cambridge Bay, Nunavut — The Canadian Press
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As Harper’s northern tour touched down in Nunavut, a team from search engine giant Google was already on the ground.

They’re working with residents of Cambridge Bay to add elements of their community to Google maps while at the same time fixing past mistakes.

The rest..
Now all we need is good internet connections or 3G in every comunity.

We should hear about the HARC when Harper is in town. But what the Gov say they plan to do and what they actually do are quite different.

Nice to see another Nation Park anounced on this trip.
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I read somewhere that a possible Manitoba highway 6 expansion was in the works, to extend from Thompson to Churchill, and then eventually Arviat. Are there any news about this, because the article was a few years old.
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Yes I've read about that too. I believe there was a proposed third extension from Arviat to Rankin Inlet as well.

I think the road to Churchill is feasible as it is Canada's arctic deepwater port, but I dunno about the road to Nunavut. However, it would be awesome, as it would finally connect two of Nunavut's "major" population centres with the rest of Canada's highway network. Though that is a pretty trivial reason to build a highway, I think it would be cool just for the sake of uniting us I guess.
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