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8th Fire: April 2012 Archives

Northern Futures: Housing in Salluit

Money from XStrata's Raglan Nickel mine is helping to pay for new infrastructure, and spur on some fledgling local economic development in Salluit.

But some in town wonder why - despite the revenues from this agreement - a major problem still remains: housing.

Quebec AM's Ainslie MacLellan brings us more.

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Northern Futures: Mining & Jobs

With the Plan Nord on the horizon, mining is expected to make up the lion's share of the economy in the North.

Salluit is one of two villages that draw direct benefits from Xstrata's Raglan Nickel mine, located about 140 kilometres southeast of Salluit.

Quebec AM's Ainslie MacLellan visited Salluit to see whether there's evidence of economic spin-off from the mine.

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Dogsledding in Kangiqsualujjuaq

Dogsledding in Kangiqsualujjuaq (Ainslie MacLellan).JPGSchool field trips generally involve bus rides to museums, but kids in the Inuit village of Kangiqsualujjuaq recently had the chance to take a different stort of trip. They went on a Dogsledding excursion and CBC Radio's Ainslie MacLellan was along for the ride.

She joins All in a Weekend host Sonali Karnick to talk about reviving the dogsledding tradition.

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