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News Headlines: Monday, April 24, 2017
Inuit women will not birth alone
Pregnant Inuit and First Nations women will no longer need to travel alone when leaving their communities to give birth
Canadian ice areas noted for natural heritage value
Two ice areas in the Canadian Arctic have been recognized as worthwhile international heritage sites in a report released by the UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the U.S. Natural Resources Defense Council earlier in April.
Nunavut signs on to free trade
The Government of Nunavut - along with the other 12 provinces and territories - signed on to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) April 7.
Missed deadline costs GN $10K
The Government of Nunavut owes an Arctic Bay woman $9,969.79 after government lawyers missed a filing deadline at the Nunavut Court of Justice.
Fund honours Kilabuk's legacy
He pushed Iqaluit to build an aquatic centre that everyone could use, and on April 18, the late Jimmy "Flash" Kilabuk's name was attached to a special fund to provide access to the pool for low-income children and their families.
New shelter building eyed
The Uquutaq men's shelter in Iqaluit will receive $150,000 annually for five years, thanks to the Niksiit Committee's wellness plan, funded with federal money.
Lack of university 'a national shame'
Jim Nasso is not giving up on a university for Nunavut, despite an independent feasibility study that seemingly put an end to the dream.
'Strong journalism, hard work' praised
Nunavut News/North was named best in its category at the Ontario Community Newspapers Association's spring convention in Toronto April 7.
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