$29 Cheez Wiz in Arctic Bay

Cheese Wiz costs $29 and a bottle of juice $38.

APTN National News
Cheez Wiz costs $29 and a bottle of juice $38.

Those are the store-shelf prices in Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

Nunavut MLA Ron Elliot, who took photographs of the products and prices as proof, blames the federal government for putting elders and those on social assistance at risk by cutting subsidies to the cost of shipping foods north.

Online Producer / Ottawa

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

9 thoughts on “$29 Cheez Wiz in Arctic Bay

  1. THUNDER BAY u2013 The Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced today an investment of more than $14.2 million as part of the year two funding through Canadau2019s Economic Action Plan to improve housing conditions for 36 First Nation communities in Ontario.nnok now where is the money going see it as a stream as the money moves from one hand to the other dose it improve the deficit or not… if you cant fix the deficit you stay poor… or you can create tornado seashell games where the moneyflows in sush a way we ride a wave… moving people and goods around… creating a health comunity by being all aware of the wave…nnthe best question to always ask is what type of birds nest are you building…

  2. like here is one ask everyone to fill out a trade deficit form of the net.. like comunity to national… find out how mush you bleed… like a car is what trade deficit, gas, dippers… and then add up all the things you do… balance it out… youu need xxx amout of float money to service each other… community planing… create your trading house…

  3. so you have community trade deficits and national deficits… you need a trading post that can show the things you want to trade with… show your deficits… That way we can balance thing out… Like sell fish packaged properly to meet open market… then sell it but remember buy bulk items then feed that to others so others can make goods with and so on… markets are like building a house out of cards you have to put thought in it… use % return to pay for community things like art elders… basic things… welfare works how pooling money so they can buy things… but if they buy from imports only you stay poor… nneducation is what keeping things going and expanding thoughts…nnso look at all the problems then start to filling the gaps…nnif you think in greed you cant service each other… fire starts because you rub sticks together then you feed it then transfer-it to other places… so too many free things are not good eather…. things have to over lap each other for your wealt to grow…

  4. remember how money works trade deficits like you want money to move in the community… like if you have a million dollars moving around you want to keep it their… by monitoring your imports and exports… the more you import the poor’er you become because your float money is gone… and then you have doing thing for free… try and fill them with rewards… keeping seashell money moving…

  5. look get some cows make some cheeze… works best with goats… then use canning jars…recycle them computer print lables… now you got cheep cheeze for pizza…get a ship order raw bulk you can make goods with then give everyone a job to fill the market up with goods.. like coffee go to brizil they have tones of beans ship them back… do this with all the things you like… spider web it out…markets are built by levels…nnOpen up green house with thermale heating in it… use LED blue light with solar to exstand day light… use greenhouse 10mm plastic… grow tomatos for your pizza… nnbefore you know it you will have tones of food and jobs… seashell games

  6. Robbers! Hmmm, wonder how much it’d cost friend and family to send such items to them? I send my mom and dad stuff that I know is so expensive, but too bad I can’t send fresh fruit and vegetables!

  7. Why do some comments have to be approved and others not? The comment I want to post has no profanity, vulgarity or anything offensive, except maybe to a Government.

  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz0YYkvG_Lg (14,030)nnThis is a video showing prices in Nunavut back in January 2010.nnNunavut is where some underwater seismic tests, to find oil, were to have taken place, but that an injunction was put in place to put a hold on those tests. The seismic tests, determined and backed by scientific studies, would have disrupted ocean life.nnhttp://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Nunavut+judge+grants+temporary+injunction+against+seismic+testing/3375321/story.htmlnnThe subsidies are to be replaced with Nutrition North, a program that will provide subsidies for healthy foods. Nutrition North will be for a smaller selection of foods that are deemed healthy, but the subsidy will be far less than what the previous subsidy provided.nnThe general Canadian public will have little problem supporting Nutrition North because it is a u201chealthyu201d initiative. u201cGreenu201d and u201chealthyu201d are the way of the future, after all (gimme a break). If health is the underlying issue, then this is a twisted, sadistic way to manipulate people to become healthy.n nMy imagination runs wild with thoughts about Canada, under pressure from Germany, and not to mention oil companies, punishing Nunavut for not allowing the seismic tests to proceed, under the guise of u201chealthu201d.n

  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz0YYkvG_LgnnI was looking for something to compare these prices with to gain a better perspective of what’s going on. This video was posted to youtube back in January of 2010.nnNunavut is the place where those controversial seismic tests to locate oil were to have taken place, and tests which were to be performed by the Germans. An injunction was put in place last summer to prevent those tests from taking place.nnThese subsidies are being replaced with a Healthy eating initiative called Nutrition North. The Nutrition North subsidies won’t come close to replacing the subsidies the Government is getting rid of, and what little subsidy Nutrition North provides will only be for a much smaller selection of Healthy foods. nnI say this is a very twisted way to manipulate people to eat healthy. What is really going to happen is starvation. Demand will go down, local businesses will suffer, and to compensate for decreased demand, those businesses will have to raise prices even just a little bit more.nnMy imagination runs wild with thoughts about the Canadian government, under pressure from the German government, not to mention oil companies, punishing Nunavut for not allowing the seismic tests to proceed. The Health initiative is just an excuse that the general public of Canada will accept, because “Green” and “Healthy” are the way of the future.nnNow, what would really make me cringe is if, after starving Nunavut, the government or some large oil company offered them money to proceed with seismic tests for oil. And what’s a starving person supposed to do when offered money?

Comments are closed.