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MAY 3, 2013
Nunavik holds kite-ski championships
"One of the fastest growing sports in the region"
NUNATSIAQ NEWS Under sunny skies and favourable winds, 10 kiteskiers recently took to the ice in front of the Hudson Strait community of Kangiqsujuaq, when the municipality and the Kativik Regional Government's recreation department hosted the second annual Nunavik kite-ski championship. From April 11 to April 15, 10 participants, aged 13 and up, from Kangiqsujuaq, Ivujivik, Quaqtaq, Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq and Kangiqsualujjuaq, competed in different styles of racing. They also attended work- shops on kite-ski safety and riding techniques, club operation, leadership and equipment maintenance and participated in a downhill ski clinic. "This year's competition was another success," said Mary A. Pilurtuut, KRG's vice-chairperson. "It's very exciting to see our region's youth involved in this sport which requires strength, agility and a great deal of determination." Rankings for all the competitions combined were: 1st place: Tommy Tuniq of Kangiqsujuaq; 2nd place, Sandy Haukai of Kangirsuk; and, 3rd place, Michael Petagumskum of Kuujjuaq. Introduced in November 2011 by the KRG as a pilot project, kite-skiing is "one of the fastest growing sports in the region," the KRG stated in a news release. The Nunavik kite-ski pro- gram has been delivered in Kuujjuaq, Puvirnituq, Kangirsuk, Quaqtaq, Kangiq- sujuaq, and most recently Ivujivik and Kangiqsualujjuaq.
Nunavik's youth association promises action in 2013
Saputiit plans "to gain momentum once again rather than just paying outstanding bills"
NUNATSIAQ NEWS The president of Nunavik's Saputiit youth association says the moribund organization will come to life again. Elizabeth Annahatak, elected to head the Saputiit in a contested election November 2011, said she wants to "offer my sincere apologies to the youth of Nunavik for the lack of services in the past year" in an April 26 news release. "We have not been able to move forward with our regular activities because of our financial limitations and governance issues, where reaching a quorum to conduct meeting was a challenge," she said. Annahatak calls the period from April 1, 2012 up to March 31, 2013 "a time of great challenge. " "It has been a combination of reviewing, updating, analyzing, fixing, and waiting. A great deal of time and energy was spent on trying to PUBLIC NOTICE AIRPORT ZONING REGULATIONS retrieve important information which would help us complete overdue reports and analyze how Saputiit ended up in such a unstable position," she said. A forensic audit was necessary to meet the requirements of the association's major funding agency, Quebec's youth secretariat, le Secrétariat à la Jeunesse. "In dealing with the challenges, we did not have the full functioning board and executive members in place and no staff. Normally, there should be 15 board members, four executive members, and three staff members, and most positions were not filled New zoning regulations have come into force for the following eight airports in Nunavut: Cape Dorset Airport Kugaaruk Airport Pangnirtung Airport Qikiqtarjuaq Airport Clyde River Airport Kimmirut Airport Pond Inlet Airport Sanikiluaq Airport The complete text of these regulations was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on May 23, 2012. Airport zoning regulations are made under the Aeronautics Act to prevent land development from putting safe aircraft operations at risk. These new regulations apply to lands next to or near the airports. They will impose height restrictions on new buildings, structures and objects, or additions to any existing buildings, structures or objects so that nothing: interferes with communications to and from any aircraft; interferes with communications to and from airport service facilities; or attracts wildlife that creates a hazard to aviation safety. http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2012/2012-05-23/html/index-eng.html and http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulations/acts-1985ca-2.htm To learn more, please contact: David White Associate Director, Operations Transport Canada Civil Aviation 344 Edmonton Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2L4 Toll-free: 1-888-463-0521 for the past several months. Saputiit gets money from two sources, Makivik Corp. and the Quebec government which pays for the general operations of Saputiit and community projects. However Quebec wouldn't give any money for the past three fiscal years "due to incomplete and missing reports from the previous administration, concerns about the audit report of 2010-2011 and current governance issues," Saputiit also gets from Makivik under the Sanarrutik AVIS PUBLIC RÈGLEMENTS DE ZONAGE D'AÉROPORT De nouveaux règlements de zonage sont entrés en vigueur aux huit aéroports suivants situés au Nunavut : Aéroport de Cape Dorset Aéroport de Kugaaruk Aéroport de Pangnirtung Aéroport de Qikiqtarjuaq Kite-skiers speed in front of the sea ice in Kangiqsujuaq where the Nunavik kite-ski championship took place earlier this month. (PHOTO BY ALAIN agreement for socio-economic development. But that money was only enough to cover previous debts and keep Saputiit at a minimal operating level, Annahatak said. "At this time, all financial transactions had to cease so that we could focus on recovering," she said. Since February, Makivik has been managing the funding on behalf of Saputiit. And money from Makivik will now allow Saputiit, "to gain momentum once again rather than just paying out- Aéroport de Clyde River Aéroport de Kimmirut Aéroport de Pond Inlet Aéroport de Sanikiluaq standing bills," Annahatak said. Saputiit plans to hold elections for both the of board directors executive members positions, and hire staff, she said. "With a new board, executive and staff, with training programs we plan to offer, Saputiit will have an improved governance and administrative structure. Saputiit's credibility will be gained back and hopefully we will retrieve the accumulated funds" from Quebec, she said. Le texte complet des règlements a été publié dans la Partie II de la Gazette du Canada le 23 mai 2012. Les règlements de zonage des aéroports découlent de la Loi sur l'aéronautique et visent à prévenir l'aménagement de biens-fonds qui compromettrait la sécurité aérienne. Ces nouveaux règlements s'appliquent aux biens-fonds situés aux abords ou dans le voisinage des aéroports. Ils limitent la hauteur des nouveaux éléments ou des rajouts rien ne compromette les communications en provenance et à destination d'un aéronef; rien ne compromette les communications en provenance et à destination d'installations de service aéroportuaire; rien n'attire la faune qui représente un danger pour la sécurité aérienne. Ces règlements ont été déposés au Bureau d'enregistrement des titres fonciers d'Iqaluit le 2 avril 2013. Vous trouverez ces règlements en ligne à : http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2012/2012-05-23/html/index-fra.html et http://www.tc.gc.ca/fra/lois-reglements/lois-1985cha-2.htm Pour en savoir plus, communiquez avec : David White Directeur associé, Opérations Transports Canada, Aviation civile 344, rue Edmonton Winnipeg (Manitoba) R3B 2L4 Sans frais : 1-888-463-0521