Update, April-June 2016: NUNIVAAT - NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM
Based on a long history of cooperation between the Kativik Regional Government (KRG)
and Université Laval, Nunivaat was established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is
directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG.
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – All the data collected under the study in Nunavik between late 2014 and February 2016 has been entered. A total of 450 households were surveyed in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit, Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. Data collection work is continuing in the Quebec City region, and data processing and analysis work is underway. A final report is expected in the late fall. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the results of this study to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living.
Press Release: Inauguration of new airport infrastructures in Tasiujaq
Tasiujaq, July 5, 2016 – On behalf of Jacques Daoust, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Luc Blanchette, Minister for Mines and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region today inaugurates new airport infrastructures in Tasiujaq, Nunavik. On that occasion, he is accompanied by Jean Boucher, Member for Ungava, and Jennifer Munick, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). The ceremony marks the completion of a series of important work carried out at the airport over the past few years.
Press Release: Nunavik Constable Receives Award for Distinguished Service
Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 22, 2016 – On June 9, 2016, at a special awards ceremony organized during the Québec Aboriginal Chiefs of Police Annual Meeting hosted by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique (public security), Constable Timothy Sangoya of the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) was recognized for his many years of distinguished policing service.
Press Release: Minister Geoffrey Kelley breaks ground for Kuujjuaraapik's new multi-purpose venue
Kuujjuaraapik, June 14, 2016. – Accompanied by the MNA for Ungava, Mr. Jean Boucher, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, participated in a ground-breaking ceremony to begin the construction of Kuujjuaraapik’s new multi-purpose venue, a major new cultural centre in Nunavik. The Government of Quebec is contributing over $3.5 million to this project.
Policing Media Release - Important Seizure in Kangiqsujuaq
Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 27, 2016 – Public-police collaboration in Kangiqsujuaq led the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) to an important seizure of hashish oil in that community earlier this week. The amount of drugs seized is the second most important in the region after a similar police operation took place in Salluit last March.