a look at the year that was Terry Audla took the presidency of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami June 6.
He said he focus on education, resource development and protecting Inuit harvesters. (FILE PHOTO) Inspired by the Feeding My Family Facebook group, food price protestors stand across the street from Iqaluit Northmart store on Aug. 25. (FILE PHOTO) Caught within a protracted ethics scandal in which the Nunavut Integrity Commissioner found he breached the Integrity Act six times, South Baffin MLA Fred Schell resigned from cabinet Nov. 5. (FILE PHOTO) Premier Eva Aariak with David Akeeagok, the Government of Nunavut chief negotiator for devolution, at a press conference held May 22 in Iqaluit to announce Akeeagok appointment to the job. In addition to his negotiating duties, Akeeagok will continue serving as deputy minister of the GN environment department. This past May 18, the federal government announced that Dale does coach have an online outlet store Drown will serve as Ottawa chief negotiator for an agreement devolving responsibility for public lands and resources from the federal government to Nunavut. A view of the Doris North mine, part of the Newmont Mining Corp.'s Hope Bay gold project in the Kitikmeot region. This past February, Newmont announced they're putting the Hope Bay project into mothballs, a move that inflicted serious damage on many Kitikmeot businesses. This past December, the coach bags website firm announced they've signed a letter of intent to sell the property to a privately held firm called TMAC Resources Inc., which plans to revive the project. Under the proposed deal, Newmont would own shares in TMAC. (FILE PHOTO) Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq speaks to reporters Oct. 27 in Iqaluit. Earlier in the year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed her to chair the Arctic Council when Canada assumes the chairmanship of the eight nation body in May 2013. He also named her as minister responsible for the Arctic Council. (FILE PHOTO) One of the biggest highlights of the year was the growth of the Feeding My Family Facebook group, which attracted 20,000 followers and inspired food price protests across Nunavut coach outlet locations 7-11 throughout the summer. But as the year drew to a close, there were no clear answers on how to fix poverty in Nunavut. On resource development, the Newmont Mining Corp. dealt a big blow to the economy of the Kitikmeot region when they put their Hope Bay gold project into suspended animation. But after getting a project certificate for the Mary River iron project on the last working day of 2012, the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. is on track to start construction this year. As part of their ongoing investigation into the First Air crash that killed 12 people on Aug. 20, 2011, the Transportation Safety Board releases a report that classifies the incident as a flight into terrain. GN officials announce that Nunavut commercial fishing industry will get $4.4 million half from the federal government and half from the territory for a pre training program intended to increase Inuit participation. The GN held kicks off an anti smoking campaign called has no place here with a country food feast at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit. The campaign is part of a five year action plan to curb Nunavut smoking rate. Prime Minister Harper meets with First Nations leaders in Ottawa to talk about the relationship between aboriginal peoples and the federal government and creating economic opportunities. Meanwhile, ITK president Mary Simon pushes for a similar meeting with Inuit leaders. A new Statistics Canada report shows that a third of people living in Canada territories reported being victims of crime half of which were violent in 2009. The CCGS Amundsen, the big red icebreaker at the heart of Canada Arctic science programs, is sidelined by engine problems. The ship is deemed until late 2012 or 2013. Government liaison officers are reinstated in eight communities to help Nunavummiut communicate with various levels of government. The Newmont Mining Corp. puts the Hope Bay gold mining project on hold, saying they prefer to develop gold properties in other parts of the world. Sarah Aiyout, 24, and her sons, four year old Victor Jr. and two year old Jordee, die in a house fire in Taloyoak. The RCMP concludes that the incident was a murder suicide. Telesat says they will commit $40 million to upgrade broadband equipment and services in the territories over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, Arctic Fibre plans to reduce satellite dependency with a fibre optic line through the Northwest Passage. Gina Pizzo, principal of Netsilik School in Taloyoak, is named one of Canada outstanding principals for the year 2012, for instilling community and cultural pride in the classroom. The Northern Lights conference brings North and South together at the Ottawa Convention Centre through keynote speeches, daily conference sessions, a cultural pavilion and a sold out trade show. The Inuit Sub Commission of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission launches a tour of Baffin communities to collect statements from victims and families. Canadian Orebodies announces early estimates show there could be up to 230 million tonnes of iron ore within its Haig Inlet project near Sanikiluaq on Nunavut Belcher Islands. John R. Sperry, former bishop of the Arctic and Order of Canada recipient, dies in Hay River at the age of 87. Arctic coach outlet coupons hotels anthropologist and Inuit advocate Robert Williamson, also known as Quniguapik, Bobbyaluk, or simply, dies at the age of 80. Inuit hunters celebrate the end of the long gun registry. The Harper government controversial Bill C 19 was passed on Feb. 15 in the House of Commons with 159 in favour and 130 opposed. Northern legislators representing constituencies in five provinces and territories express concerns over the Nutrition North program in a joint letter to federal ministers.
The Nunavut Marine Council is established with representatives from the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, the Nunavut Water Board, the Nunavut Planning Commission and the Nunavut Impact Review Board. Nunavut finance minister, Keith Peterson, tables what he calls a sensible budget in the Nunavut legislature, projecting a small surplus of $37.7 million for the 2012 13 fiscal year.
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