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Iqaluit mayor holds off on motion to tax churches

Iqaluit mayor holds off on motion to tax churches

By David Venn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Iqaluit’s mayor no longer plans to bring forward a motion to make the city’s churches pay municipal property taxes. Mayor Kenny Bell announced Monday he was backing off on the proposal, which he announced in late June, shortly after national news stories drew attention to graves containing the remains of former residential school students in…

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Make sure you’re wearing a hat when the Northern Lights appear, cautions Inuk Elder in film

Make sure you’re wearing a hat when the Northern Lights appear, cautions Inuk Elder in film

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windspeaker.com Correction please: Paragraph 3. There are 11 short films that will play at this year’s Future of Film Showcase not 16 as reported. Inuk Elder Naulaq LeDrew now gets a chuckle out of a story that has been passed down through generations to children. LeDrew recalls she might have been as young as three…

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Iqaluit’s mayor wants to tax city’s churches

Iqaluit’s mayor wants to tax city’s churches

By David Venn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Iqaluit’s mayor says churches should be taxed and he will bring forward a motion to do make them pay municipal property taxes at the next city council meeting, scheduled for July 13. Mayor Kenny Bell tweeted he would move to amend the city’s exemption from property taxation bylaw shortly after news broke on June 24…

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