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OMG, look at the price of food in Nunavut (pics incl'd.)

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The minimum wage in Nunvut is like 11/hr, plus they don't have to pay taxes.

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After 16 hours of work you could reward yourself with an extra can of Minute Maid Orange Juice!

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It is $10.25 here, so how does the extra 75 cents an hour make a difference?

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Is there some serious price gouging going on by the store owners? If not, I don't see a whole lot that can be done besides further subsidizing the food. I suppose relocation might help some of the people but I don't think that is a very good idea.

K, maybe it isn't bull, but it makes little sense. I understand the cost of shipping the goods up there, but the iregularity in prices is crap. Some prices are pretty close to what is charged in Vancouver area (the Kraft mozzarella) but the price of cabbage is bull. I mean, freight is charged by weight for the most part.

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It adds up.

Like I said that's the MINIMUM. People there, get paid $35+/hr just to drive trucks around.

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$82 for ginger ale. $70 for the meat. Whaaat. That's so messed up.

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Is there some serious price gouging going on by the store owners? If not, I don't see a whole lot that can be done besides further subsidizing the food. I suppose relocation might help some of the people but I don't think that is a very good idea.

The cheese lasts longer than the cabbage.

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Quick somebody find an inexpensive way to ship food to Nunavut. We'll buy the food wholesale, undercut those grocery store bastards and make a killing.

Food Dealing is the new "Drug Dealing"

#leggo

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Contrary to the myth, living in the North doesn’t guarantee high wages. Inuit living in the territories make far less than non-Aboriginals in the same region — about $43,378 less. Within Inuit Nunangat, the traditional Inuit homeland, non-Aboriginals made an average of $50,128 according to 2005 Statistics Canada numbers. For Inuit, it was only $16,669.
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This is how much you get on social assistance in Nunavut $46,716. In BC you get $11,347.

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with food prices so high, most of them can probably afford nunavut

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Did'nt we give these people 2 Billion dollars recently. stop whining.

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This is the reason I support the Agricultural Land Commission. It's trying to keep farmland in BC for farmland and away from developers. When you stop growing your own food and depend on foreign imports stuff like this will happen.

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Wow, what a terrible place to live. I don't envy any Nunaviter (sp?).

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$82 for ginger ale. $70 for the meat. Whaaat. That's so messed up.

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In all seriousness it comes down to eating what is local. If you can't grow cabbage locally don't spend 28 bucks a head. Eat off your land that what they did for thousands of years prior to the last century. If you don't like it, move. Live like your ancestors since you expect to be financially compensated for them.

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So where's the thread about housing costs in Fort McMurrey?

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