Talk:Nunavut

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gallery?[edit]

you should add a gallery for this. but it is great already!!!

Climate[edit]

The climate was quite polar as the temperatures in the winter are at −45 °C (−49 °F) while summers are at 13 °C (55 °F). Adjkasi (discuss me) 05:49, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

What is going on here?[edit]

Which is correct Category:Places in Canada with Aboriginal majority populations or Category:Places in Nunavut with Aboriginal majority populations, and why?

99.181.137.78 (talk) 18:11, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

I would say the former, as Nunavut is not in Nunavut. Nikkimaria (talk) 20:36, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Borders[edit]

How on earth was the border drawn? It has a very odd shape. And what about the tiny land border with Newfoundland and Labrador on Killiniq Island? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.98.161.81 (talk) 12:36, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

The Killiniq Island may have been in place before division. For the most part the border would have been drawn to comply with land claims on both sides. For an example see Parker's Notch. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 16:58, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Funny how history can produce bizarre outcomes. Like Fafard or Akimiski Islands being in Nunavut and not in Ontario acording to google maps (though http://www4.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography-boundary/geographical-name/search/unique.php?id=FBDGK&output=xml says otherwise for Fafard). Also, it might be useful to clarify in the main article the reason for the 1999 split, i.e. Inuit and Inuvialuit are different people and each getting land claims settled, if I understand correctly (which I am unsure of, hence the call for clarification). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.98.161.81 (talk) 22:05, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

See also[edit]

The Chemetco link in the see also section should perhaps be explained somewhere. Until I clicked through and searched for Nunavut I had not idea what the reference was for. Perhaps it can directly link to the sub-section, e.g. Chemetco - Air-borne dioxin production? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tmyroadctfig (talkcontribs) 02:12, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. This matter seems to warrant a whole section, since the Chemetco page quotes a report that says "Nunavut is especially vulnerable to the long-range air transport of dioxin." Sminthopsis84 (talk) 12:52, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Cold War, dubious statement re "launch warheads"[edit]

This section claims that, re Cornwallis and Ellesmere Islands,

"These islands were prime candidates for the Soviet Union to launch warheads from. "

What, the Russians were going to invade Arctic Canada to install ICBM bases?? Needs to be fixed. By dim memory of a Farley Mowat screed, this displacement had to do with installing DEW Line radar stations? Help? --Pete Tillman (talk) 18:22, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

There were no DEW line stations on Ellesmere or Cornwallis Islands, according to the map at File:Map of Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.jpg. As for Soviet missle attack from that area, there might have been some concern about Soviet Navy ballistic missle submarines coming up through the ice around the Canadian Arctic islands, but that seems equally likely (or unlikely) around any of the many islands; I couldn't guess why Ellesmere and Cornwallis would be special.  Unician   19:38, 9 June 2014 (UTC)