Moose Licenses Drawn Oct 31, 2011, 3:20 PM Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement in the five Nunatsiavut communities and the Upper Lake Melville Region have been given Moose Licenses. James Goudie is the Wildlife Manager for Nunatsiavut. He says there were quite a few beneficiaries interested in moose licenses and they received a considerable number of applications. The deadline for applications was Thursday, October 27th and Goudie says the draw went smoothly. Five licenses each were available for beneficiaries in Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik, and Rigolet. Upper Lake Melville beneficiaries had three licenses. Beneficiaries in Hopedale, Postville and Rigolet were given one extra license making that six. All license holders have until March 31st, 2012 to get their moose. Goudie adds the moose hunting season opened on September 1st, 2011 but they were late getting the licenses. We hope to speak with Goudie at a later date to get a better idea of the process o
  New MHA for Lake Melville Priorities (Audio to be added later) Oct 31, 2011, 3:19 PM Since the Provincial Elections, we finally reached Keith Russell who is the new MHA for the Lake Melville District. He says since the elections he has received many calls from his constituents congratulating him and wishing him well. Russel l says in the next few weeks he will be attending lot of meetings and schedule up his travel arrangements. He will be dealing with a lot of issues of concern brought to him by members in the Lake Melville area. Some issues include transportation, pavement of roads and many others. Russell adds one his priorities right now is setting up his office and starting to work on files. Stay tuned to AtjiKangitut to hear Russell will join us to talk about what his priorities are as a new MHA.
  Hallowe’en Activities in Nunatsiavut Schools Oct 31, 2011, 2:29 PM Today is Halloween ( Hallowe’en) an annual holiday that is celebrated on October 31with activities such as children trick or treating, school parades, parties, haunted houses, telling ghost stories. We spoke with schools from Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Rigolet, and Postville to see what’s happening for K-12 students this year. The Jens Haven Memorial School will be holding a Halloween parade at 1pm for all grades K-12. We spoke with Janelle Barbour who is the Secretary. She says there are prizes for best dressed for Levels K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Later each classroom will hold Halloween parties, play games, have treats. Liz Evan Mitchell is the principal at the JC Erhardt Memorial School. She says the Primary and Elementary Students will have Halloween activities in the afternoon. Mitchell says from Halloween games to making slime, having treats and telling ghost stories. The Junior and Senior high school students wil
  A Colder Winter for Nunatsiavut (Audio to be added later) Oct 31, 2011, 10:31 AM People in Nunatsiavut and Labrador as a whole maybe still reeling from the warmer than normal winter we had last year. We remember the rainy and warm weather up to Christmas time and later. We also remember the “Cains Quest” snowmobile race up to the Labrador coast having to be cancelled because of no snow and poor ice conditions. It may be a little different this year. David Philips is a Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada in Ottawa. He says in the forty years he has observed the weather patterns, he hasn’t seen the weather being the way it has been in Labrador, especially last year. He adds a weather pattern called “La Nina” in Spanish is causing warmer than normal temperatures in Labrador and colder than normal temperatures in western Canada. Philips says this pattern is bringing warmer than normal water temperatures off the Labrador coast which is causing these extreme weather conditions. Bu
  Hopedale Dog Society Oct 28, 2011, 3:04 PM The Hopedale Dog Society was launched at the beginning of 2011 by Joyce Morouney who is the team leader. She says they applied for funding for the dog society from three different sources to build kennels for animals and for an office shed. Morouney says children and youth are helping with the care work and are training to prepare pups for new homes for in the community. She says when they find pups or dogs that are abandoned, The Dog Society will treat and care for the animal then send it off to the SPCA in Happy Valley if needed. Puppies are being cared and looked after by youth; they are learning new skills along with compassion, empathy, and veterinarian care. This is a great way to keep pups in the community; and for children to work with one another. She says they encourage young individuals in the community to work as a team and encouraged activities such as getting exercise by walking with the dogs. They requested for a small piece o
  NICG Celebrates 40 Years (Audio to be added later) Oct 28, 2011, 1:27 PM It will be a big day for the Nain Inuit Community Government when they celebrate their 40th anniversary tomorrow. Tony Andersen is the AngajukKak of NICG. He says the office staff has organized something for everyone for the day. Andersen says the celebration will start with a parade around town at 11 am and return to the town office for an open house. He says there will be tickets given out to everyone who pays a visit and they will have a chance to win a door prize. Andersen says the office and staff are very thank full for the many prizes they received from businesses, organizations and other community governments in town and out of town. Stay tuned to AtjiKangitut to hear Andersen join us with more on what has been organized by the staff with a lot of help from different businesses as well.
  NICG Capital Works Delayed Oct 28, 2011, 1:27 PM The work that was supposed to be done in Nain on the Trouser Lake Project this year is put on hold for this fall, and will now get started next spring. Tony Andersen is the AngajukakKak of the Nain Inuit Community Government. But, he says there is some work that has to be done on the road to Trouser Lake before the next spring thaw. And that is to make a ditch with line of rocks to make sure there is no run off of muggy water into the reservoir. Andersen says everyone remembers how dirty and muggy their running water was in their homes last spring, so they are trying to avoid the same disaster to happen. Meanwhile the other capital works projects in Nain that has started include interior repairs on the Husky Center. He says the repairs were started by Budgell’s Equipment Rentals a couple of weeks ago, and there is still a lot of work to do before everything is completed in 2012. He added the NICG had a lot of reports from the residents