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The long journey to publish Nunatsiaq News – Part 2 – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 7, 2023

A personal recollection

Nunatsiaq News was for sale in 1985. Monica Connolly, the owner and publisher, had decided to move from Iqaluit. We met her broker in Montreal and were served an elegant lunch of smoked char and a glass of Chardonnay. We shook hands on a deal.

We then dealt with Nunasi Corporation, which would become 51 per cent owner. The board resolved to never interfere with editorial decisions. We published a full-page ad committing to that decision.

I flew to Iqaluit to find that the operation was quite a bit less elegant than lunch.

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