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After many months of planning and preparation, Canadian North and First Air have launched their first-ever combined flight schedule, with all flights within it now marketed and sold under the unified name ‘Canadian North.’ From today onwards, Canadian North customers will be able to travel and ship across its vast network of 24 northern communities, from its southern gateways of Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton, with seamless interline connections to destinations throughout Canada, the US and beyond. To view this new schedule, please click here.
With election results for Premier and Cabinet decided in the 19th Legislative Assembly, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) anticipates a new approach with GNWT in regards to the many priorities outlined by Inuvialuit leadership at the most recent Territorial leadership forum. IRC is pleased to see Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick (Sonny) Blake Jr. acclaimed as Speaker and congratulates the seven Ministers elected to the Executive Council of the Northwest Territories. IRC looks forward to working with all Ministers in their new portfolios.
With a minority Liberal government now in the 43rd Parliament of Canada, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) credits Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election win and looks to continue working together on realization of joint priorities outlined in the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee. IRC also congratulates the N.W.T. Member of Parliament Michael McLeod on his re-election.
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) offers congratulations to all elected and incumbent MLAs, especially in ridings of Nunakput, Mackenzie Delta, Inuvik Twin Lakes, and Inuvik Boot Lake and extends its gratitude to former MLAs.
Makivik Corporation and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) are pleased to announce that they have completed the transaction to merge First Air and Canadian North into a strong, sustainable Pan-Arctic airline. This means that First Air and Canadian North will be able to begin the process of integrating their operations, with further details on the timing and duration of this process to be released very soon.
The unified Canadian North will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of the people and organizations that rely on the availability of safe, reliable and cost-effective air service. Johnny Adams, who is currently Executive Chairman of First Air, will serve as Executive Chairman of the merged airline. Patrick Gruben, the current Chairman of Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Chairman of Canadian North, will assume the role of Vice-Chairman. Together, they will provide steady, northern-focused guidance and oversight to the merged airline on behalf of all Northerners.
Makivik Corporation (Makivik) and the Inuvialuit Corporate Group (ICG) today announced they have received all regulatory approvals to merge First Air and Canadian North in order to provide the best possible air services across the Arctic.
This milestone represents a victory for all Northerners, as the ownership groups have worked diligently over many years within Arctic communities, in consultation with Inuit and other stakeholders, and alongside territorial and federal governments to develop a clear, realistic plan for a strong, sustainable Northern airline.
Friday June 7, 2019, Inuvik, Inuvialuit Settlement Region – Climate change disproportionately affects the Inuit Nunangat environment, significantly changing the Inuit way of life and the wildlife and ecosystems that have sustained Inuit since time immemorial. The National Inuit Climate Change Strategy (NICCS), launched today in Inuvik, is an Inuit-led response to the global climate crisis. It is accompanied by first-year implementation funding of $1 million from the Government of Canada.
The United States has set an unfortunate precedent by refusing to agree to compromise language that would have allowed the Arctic Council’s Finnish Chairmanship to issue a final declaration.
“Refusing to allow the words ‘climate change’ into the declaration is a moral failure,” said Dalee Sambo Dorough, International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, which represents 165,000 Inuit in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Chukotka, Russia. “This is the first time the Arctic Council has failed to issue a declaration at the end of a two-year chairmanship, and it’s a serious blow to the future of what is supposed to be a consensus based body,” Sambo Dorough added. “Inuit are feeling the effects of climate change everyday. “While the US Government concerns itself with semantics, playing games with words, our people are witnessing the adverse impacts of climate change. What about us and our reality?”
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) again invites youth applications (16-30) for positions with the Regional Youth Advisory Group.
Positions available: Two (2). Preference will be given to Aklavik and Sachs Harbour, but we encourage all willing participants to apply.