“We need to build capacity in the North to do our own water testing”
Nunatsiaq News, February 22, 2011
OTTAWA — When you look at a map of Canada’s North, it’s covered with blue patches showing water: rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water that dominate the region.
But for a place known for its pristine waters, just how well can Nunavut communities monitor local water sources to ensure they’re safe to use?
That’s a question Jamal Shirley has asked and hopes to answer.
Local women delve into dining habits
Nunatsiaq News, February 15, 2011
Sarah Curley and Hilda Panigonak clutch their notes tightly.
The two young women from Arviat are at a conference presenting a research project on access to nutritious food among local women.
It’s nerve-wracking, but the women know they have a captive audience.
Statistics tell part of their story: Arviat, one of the largest communities in Nunavut, has the highest birth rate in the territory.