Latest Kuujjuaq, Quebec Stories

2008-09-24 18:00:30

Fort Chimo Minerals Inc. (CNQ: FORT)(the "Company") announces it has granted 1,000,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company to certain directors and consultants of the Company exercisable at a price of $0.10 per share for a period of five years. The common shares issuable upon exercise of the options are subject to a four month hold period from the original date of grant. Shares Outstanding: 59,043,829 Contacts: Fort Chimo Minerals Inc. James M. Brady (416) 361-2832 (416)...

2007-07-24 17:15:00

TORONTO -- Rising temperatures in eastern Canada are making it more dangerous for the native Inuit population in the province of Quebec to travel and hunt by snowmobile, and a new study recommends that they return to using the traditional dogsled. A recent report on climate change in Quebec's Arctic region stresses that warming temperatures are forcing the Inuit to rethink how they get around, which is mainly by Skidoo snowmobile. "For the last 10 years or so we've had winters that are more...

2006-08-07 09:25:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- With signs that the world is warming, even Inuit peoples of the far north are ordering air conditioning. Better known for building igloos during hunts on the polar ice, Inuit in the village of Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, are installing 10 air conditioners for about 25 office workers. "These are the times when the far north has to have air conditioners now to function," said Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a leading campaigner for the rights of 155,000...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'