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NEDS2 Cambridge Bay Roundtable Report
Kitikmeot Session, October 16-18, 2012
Taking Stock and Preparing for the Journey
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Nunavut Economic Forum announces new Executive Director
On February 1st 2012 The Nunavut Economic Forum announced that long-time Nunavut resident, Terry Forth, would be joining the organization as the new Executive Director.

Terry and his wife Mehrun have lived in the Nunavut for the past 16 years and have worked with the people and communities in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories from the Western Arctic and the Mackenzie to the Kivalliq and Qikiqtani regions of Nunavut. His career has included extensive work in the public, private and not-for profit sectors, most of it focused on the creation and implementation of economic and social development opportunities for Aboriginal people in the north and across Canada.
Terry is a former Co-Executive Director with Nunavut Tunngavkik Inc. (Claims Implementation) and over the past eleven years, as a founding partner of Consilium Nunavut and Aarluk Consulting, he has provided consulting services to a broad range of clients, including municipal, territorial and federal governments, regional and pan-Nunavut Inuit organizations, Institutions of Public Government, and many small, medium and large businesses. He and Mehrun have both been active community volunteers. Almost two years ago Terry divested his shares in Aarluk (now an Inuit-owned firm) and so is free to devote his full energies to the Nunavut Economic Forum. His first day as Executive Director was February 1st and I know that he looks forward to working closely with all of our members.
He can be reached at 867 979 4967 or by email at:
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Government of Nunavut's Anti-Poverty Strategy
Nunavut announced a $7-million package of new spending May 9 that’s aimed at tackling the worst of the territory’s endemic poverty problem.
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Opening of Nunavut's Culture School
Nunavut’s Piqqusilirivvik cultural school officially opened its doors May 4, with a celebration featuring Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. officials and the people of Clyde River.

Recycling in Nunavut
Arctic Co-operatives will launch a Nunavut-wide recycling program for aluminum cans this summer, less than a year after the Government of Nunavut scrapped its own recycling pilot project.

Agnico-Eagle plans Meliadine feasibility study by 2013
TORONTO ( – Toronto-based Agnico-Eagle Mines has begun an “aggressive” exploration programme at its new Meliadine project, in Nunavut, and plans to complete a feasibility study in 2013

Chinese to spend up to $1 billion on potential Nunavut iron mine near Hall Beach
A Chinese pipe-making company announced Sept. 27 that it’s ready to spend as much as $1 billion to fast-track the proposed Roche Bay iron mine on Melville Peninsula into production.

Nunavut electrical utility files for 19.3% rate hike
Without rates increase, QEC forecasts $22.7 million shortfall

Canada lags on Arctic Infrastructure
Nunatsiaq News
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Federal Government introduces Bill C-25
Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, introduced Bill C-25, the new Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NUPPAA) in the House of Commons.
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Government Action Plan
INAC Minister Strahl announced "Action Plan"
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High Arctic transport solutions being considered
Nunavut's High Arctic communities are deciding how best to alleviate the extremely high costs of transportation and shipping in the region.
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Maritime body condemns Canada’s new Arctic shipping rules
Shipping industry council doesn’t like mandatory registration

JUNE 2010
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