Kativik Regional Government

Quarterly Update: April 2016

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the Kativik Regional Government

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Press Release: Hydro Québec’s Second-Tier Electricity Rate Increase Will Hurt Nunavik

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 4, 2016 – The Makivik Corporation and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) disapprove of a recent decision by the Régie de l’énergie (energy board) to permit Hydro Québec to apply an annual 8% increase to the second-tier residential rate for off- grid networks north of the 53rd parallel beginning on April 1, 2016, including for the networks in the 14 northern villages.

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Press Release: Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measure Improvements

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 1, 2016 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation announce adjustments to cost-of-living programs to better target support for the region’s most disadvantaged residents and to promote healthy lifestyles that take into consideration Inuit traditional activities and culture. The important improvements for 2016–2017 are:

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Press Release: Québec Expresses Its Solidarity with Nunavimmiut

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 29, 2016 – Further to meetings last week in Kuujjuaq and Inukjuak between Nunavik representatives and a delegation of MNAs who sit on the Committee of Citizen Relations, the National Assembly adopted a motion recognizing the commitment of Nunavimmiut to improve the quality of life and living conditions in their communities.

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Press Release: Important Drug Seizure in Salluit

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 23, 2016 – Public-police collaboration in Salluit enabled the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) to conduct two important seizures of hashish oil in that community last week.

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