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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 16, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                AB LOCAL WINNIPHC FEBRUARY 2001 Arctic houses give cold comfort By Adam Clayton A local researcher is wondering why houses in the Canadian Arc tic are so similar to those in the Peter a researcher at the Uni versity of has been awarded a grant by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing to observe how the Inuit use EuroCanadian Dawson will travel to Nunavut this summer and spend two months living with Inuit families and studying their use of modern The pilot project is part of a longterm study on improving Inuit Housing is a critical issue right now in many northern Hous ing is and it tends not to last and one of the reasons for this is that houses designed in the south dont hold up well in an arctic said In previous trips to the Daw Winnipeg teens drawing wins national award By Adam Clayton WINNIPEG FREE PBESS Peter Dawson will travel to Nunavut this summer and spend two months studying the Inuits use of son noticed how Inuit families tend to use the exterior of their homes in very different ways than Canadians who live in warmer Youll often see things like seal skins nailed to the side of houses to youll see fishing nets strung up on the front of If you go into youll often see people eating traditional food and sitting on the floor and in some sit uations butchering animals in the living rooms or in Dawson said it soon became apparent that the houses Inuit people live in today dont reflect the kind of activities that most northern families engage in and that Inuit homes must be taSored to the needs of Arctic I think even just things like installing stainless steel sinks in kitchens to accommodate game and so rather than ordinary kitchen and building ventilation systems that might accom modate some of the traditional Inuit practices of cooking and preparing wotijd Dawson GlbjitfNeufeldRedekop of the Exter nal Research Prografn at CMHC said addressing aboriginal housing needs is one of the programs A Winnipeg teen is one of nine stu dents from across Canada travelling to Ottawa next week to receive the Mathieu Da Costa award in honour of Black History The awards are named for a free man of African descent who worked with Samuel de Champlain in the 17th Students across Canada aged nine to 18 were asked to submit an short or piece of artwork celebrating the achievements of peo ple of aboriginal or other ethnic or cul tural Ricky a Grade 8 student at General Wolfe will receive a plaque from Hedy Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Sta tus of at a ceremony near Par liament The 14yearold drew a picture of former MP and MLA Elijah Harper for a class assignment last The based on a picture his teacher gave won him the Green said he thinks Harper is an interesting Hes a guy who fought for Indian He was native and he was Westeel latest Manitoba firm to ink China deal ANOTHER Manitoba company has penned a deal as part of Canadas trade mission to Westeel International of Winnipeg signed a contract worth million with a Hong Kong firm to build storage facil ities for tonnes of The deal will require the fabrication of two mil lion pounds of steel in Manitoba in Also Premier Gary Doer signed a memorandum of understand ing with Anhui province in central China to increase trade and exchange data in several including I Prices starting at to Interest Rates As Low As New16 cylinder Outback Jazzy Foresters Impressive Imprezas HOT RS Coupes A Few 2000s Demos 2000 2001s Come in and see us at SUBARU 851 REGENT AVENUE WEST 9446604 Beaut oAUmcd THE CITY OF WINNIPEG NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY COMMITTEE DATE February 2001 PLACE Community Committee 2000 Portage Avenue TIME Regular Meeting Public Hearings to consider zoning matters ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND Iriga Clerk Telephone 9863856 Manitoba Organization of Victim Advocates tliins Helping tlims Need help We offer support court support and resources for viclims of 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