March 3, 2014 Kuujjuaq, Quebec – The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) is launching its very first Gun Safety Awareness Day with activities promoting safe handling and storing of firearms taking place in all 14 communities on March 3, 2014. KRPF officers, with the help of the cadets will distribute free gun locks along with promotional items while giving out prevention tips.
February 21, 2014, Kuujjuaq, (Québec) - The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) would like to remind Nunavimmiut that we are nearing the sun-transit period for the winter 2014. From February 21 to March 7, in the Eastern Time zone, short and periodic losses of service may be observed between 2:22 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a daily basis.
Kuujjuaq, Québec, February 17, 2014 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) is proud to launch the Choose Your Head Contest which will take place from February 17 to March 14 as part of the Prevention and Awareness Campaign for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Safety in Nunavik.
ALL-ORGANIZATIONS MEETING, February 4, 5 and 6, 2014
Update – An Essential Step of the Parnasimautik Process
In September 2012, all regional organizations agreed on the need to conduct Parnasimautik consultations, based on Plan Nunavik and the other identified sectors, in order to identify the elements of a comprehensive vision of regional development according to Inuit culture, identity, language and traditional way of life so as to protect them now and enhance them for the future, and to protect the environment. In the fall of 2012, presentations were delivered to regional organizations and, over the course of 2013, three-day workshops were organized in every Nunavik community and sessions were held for Inuit living in Chisasibi and Montreal. An information session was also held in Kawawachikamach.
Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the Kativik Regional Government.
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Nunavik Price Monitoring Project – The report entitled Consumer Prices Monitoring in Nunavik, 2011-2013 was presented to the KRG Council in November. In brief, the report notes that, while the prices of fresh perishable food products have decreased since the implementation of Nutrition North Canada, the prices of other categories of subsidized products and products that used to be subsidized under the Food Mail Program have increased. The full report can be obtained at www.nunivaat.org under the heading Publications.
January 27 2014, Kuujjuaq, Québec - Kativik Regional Government (KRG) has received a proposal to create an Inuktitut Operating System for people to install on their computers. KRG has commissioned Nordicity – a leading ICT consultancy - to provide an assessment of the potential socio-cultural impacts of that proposal for Nunavik residents.
Québec, December 9, 2013 – The Makivik Corporation, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Québec government have reached an agreement on increased funding to mitigate the effects of the high cost of living on Nunavik residents. “Over the next three years, these measures will direct more than $33 million towards reducing the cost-of-living inequities faced by Nunavimmiut”, declared Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk.
Pre Feasibility Telecommunications Study High Capacity Network Options in Nunavik
Pre Feasibility Telecommunications Study High Capacity Network Options in Nunavik: Appendices
Erratum 1 - Pre Feasibility Telecommunications Study High Capacity Network Options in Nunavik