September Update: Nunivaat - Nunavik Statistics Program
RESEARCHES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – The KRG, the Makivik Corporation, Université Laval and the Québec government reached an agreement on the cost of living survey to be conducted in Nunavik. A pilot phase is planned in November in one community and will be followed by surveying in six communities in 2015. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in December 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the survey’s results to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living.>
Press Release: Makivik Corporation President and KRG Chairperson meet with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 8, 2014 ─ Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Chairperson Maggie Emudluk met today with Québec Premier Philippe Couillard. Also in attendance were the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Pierre Arcand, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the MNA for Ungava, Jean Boucher.>
The meeting was the first between Nunavik leaders and the Premier since the election of the Liberal government last April. It was constructive and an opportunity for the participants to explore the current government’s commitment to the nation-to-nation relationship that has been fostered by Nunavik and Québec over the past 20 years.
Sun Transit Period - Fall 2014
October 8, 2014, Kuujjuaq, (Québec)- As many of you are probably aware, we are approaching the sun transit period for Fall 2014. This is the time of the year where for a short period in the afternoon, the sun, the satellite and our satellite dish will be in a straight line for a few minutes. During this time, radio emission from solar radiation will cause enough interference with the signal from the satellite to interrupt the Internet service. This year, the sun transit period will begin on October 8th and finish on October 17th. The interruption will begin at approximately 2:50 pm and finish at the latest at 3:05pm.>
Press Release: Fire Prevention Week: Thank You for Being Fire Safe!
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 3, 2014 – Adopting good fire safety habits can decrease the risks of fires and save lives. From October 5 to 11 across Nunavik, the Civil Security Section of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) will lead the Thank You for Being Fire Safe! awareness campaign.>
Throughout Fire Prevention Week, fire chiefs will visit schools, daycares and youth centres in order to meet with youth, teachers and educators, deliver fire safety information and distribute thematic colouring books. Fire safety tips will also be broadcast over local radio stations to ensure all Nunavimmiut are well informed about stay-safe strategies in case of fire.
The KRG Transportation Department invites you to come meet a national hero, Captain Robert Piché!
Captain Robert Piché marked Canadian aviation history in 2001 working as an Air Transat pilot. He saved 360 lives by landing his plane safely, after the aircraft experienced severe malfunction over the Atlantic Ocean.
He will be at the Kuujjuaq Airport Terminal Building from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday, September 11, to speak about his experience, in a free event sponsored by the KRG and Air Inuit.