Update, July-September 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 – In December 2013, the KRG, the Makivik Corporation and the Québec government agreed to fund a study to generate hard data on the cost of living in Nunavik through in-depth analysis of the consumer patterns of Inuit households with a view to developing a comparative cost of living index.
Press Release: For a Safe and Fun Halloween: Safety Tips for Trick or Treat
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 28, 2016 – Halloween can be a time of both excitement and potential danger. The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) encourages parents, guardians and children to read these simple Safety Tips to help keeping everyone safe:
Sun Transit Period - Autumn 2016
As many of you are probably aware, with the arrival of autumn, we are approaching the sun transit period for autumn 2016.
Press Release: Search for Missing Hunter in Inukjuak
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 4, 2016 – Since Saturday September 24th, 2016 the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) is participating in a search and recovery operation with the local authorities in Inukjuak for community member Jobie Nungaq. He was reported missing during a hunting trip with three other persons on Frazier Island, southeast of Inukjuak, after the group’s canoe went adrift. In order to reach back the shore, the man made a makeshift raft out of plastic containers but it capsized while underway to his destination. The individuals accompanying Mr. Nungaq are safe and were returned to their families.
Press Release: Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures: New Adjustment to the Gasoline Program
Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 14, 2016 – Following an agreement from the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Makivik Corporation, the 40¢ per litre fuel subsidy for Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA will remain the same for this year as of September 1st, 2016. Further, as the price of gas has dropped across Canada in the past year, the fuel price set for Kuujjuaq and all Nunavik communities has lowered as of September 1st.