Media Monitoring for Friday May 27, 2016
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'Unprecedented steps': Russian military explores Kuril chain island as potential Pacific Fleet base
The Soviet Union claimed sovereignty of the island and stationed a small contingent on Japanese-built military infrastructure. Last of Russian military forces left the currently uninhabited islet more than a decade ago. However now, the commander ...
and more » 3 hours 58 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'
NTI welcomes new Nunavut government employee survey
The first Nunavut Government Employees Survey is underway this month for territorial and federal employees in Nunavut. The survey comes as a result of a settlement agreement reached between Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the federal government last year.
15 hours 7 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'
Nunavik Parks entices weekend visitors this summer
For the second year in a row, Nunavik Parks is offering discovery packages at discounted prices to encourage Nunavimmiut to visit one of three provincial parks this summer: Parc national des Pingualuit near Kangiqsujuaq, Parc national Kuururjuaq near ...
16 hours 48 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'
Western Nunavut town under brief lockdown May 25
Cambridge Bay was in a brief period of upheaval during the afternoon of May 25, when two situations led to the lock-down of the high school and then of other offices in this western Nunavut community of 1,800. “Everything is okay now” — that was the ...
18 hours 16 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'
Barack Obama is right to keep Beijing off warpath in South China Sea
The US, he said, was wading in dangerous waters, provocatively sending its warships into China's historic sea, challenging Chinese sovereignty with a show of force. China is turning the sea into its personal pond. Stability in the region was maintained ...
and more » 18 hours 17 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'
Nunavik community takes action against youth suicide
Officials in the Nunavik community of Tasiujaq are working to draft a community action plan to address and prevent suicide in the Ungava Bay community of about 300 people. In the first half of 2016, Nunavik has seen a higher-than-usual number of deaths ...
19 hours 51 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'
IHS Jane's 360
Rebuilding Canada's navy [CANSEC2016D2]
IHS Jane's 360
The naval element of the programme is covered by the large vessel package, which is itself split into two threads: the combat package, for which Irving Shipbuilding has been selected as prime, includes the RCN's Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and ...
20 hours 50 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'
Get to know the Canadian Arctic [CANSEC2016D2]
IHS Jane's 360
Arctic Security Consultants (ASC) has recently joined the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI). ASC is an Ottawa-based consulting company that provides independent advice on security and sovereignty matters focused on the ...
and more » 21 hours 13 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'
Nunavut court kept humming in 2015, despite recent drop in crime
This graph shows that Nunavut courts process criminal charges more quickly than any other jurisdiction in Canada, except for Prince Edward Island, and that Nunavut is virtually tied with the Northwest Territories for the median amount of time between ...
and more » 21 hours 23 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'