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ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaAlberta-NWTwateragreementnearsnishAdrafttransboundarywateragreementbetweenAlbertaandtheNWTisexpectedtocomeoutinlatespring.Seepage2.MuseumopensupbackroomforHeritageWeekFortSmithstudentsgotaspe-cialbehind-the-scenestouroftheNorthernLifeMuse-umsarchiveslastweek.Seepage12.RacetotheFinishMushersbattlefortopdogattheFortChipewyanWinterCarnival.Seepage23.TuesdayFebruary262013Vol.36No.42AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00PowerCorp.expandsFortSimpsonsolararrayThebiggestsolarprojectNorthof60gotbiggerlastweekwiththeadditionofanextra43kwofgeneratingca-pacity.Seepage8.Deneelderspeakstooil-sandsprotestersinUtahElderFrancoisPaulettevis-itedUtahonaspeakingtourtoraiseawarenessabouttheenvironmentalimpactsofoilsandsmining.Seepage3.--1Visitwww.norj.caFirstNationsopposeThorLakemineLutselKeYellowknivesclaimnotenoughconsultationByMEAGANWOHLBERGAvalongotslammedfromallsideslastweekinYellowknifeduringpublicreviewboardhear-ingsonitsproposedNechala-chomineatThorLakeastwoFirstNationsimmediatelyan-nouncedtheywillnotsupporttheproject.TheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationYKDFNandLutselKeDeneFirstNationLKDFNtoldAvalonRareMetalsInc.theyneededmorequestionsansweredmoreimpactsmit-igatedandbetterincorpora-tionoftraditionalknowledgeiftheyweregoingtolettheundergroundmineandbargeprojectgoahead.Thecompanyhasdis-respectedourFirstNationstraditionsandpeoplebynotworkingwithustoseehowdevelopmentofminesisgoingtoimpactmembersofYellow-knivesDeneYKDFNChiefEdwardSangristoldthereviewboardpanel.jobandtrainingbenetsforAb-originalpeoplesanditspart-nershipthechiefsaid.Butthisrelationshiphasfailedthetestoftime.InourviewtheTheprojectproposesmining15rareearthmetals-includingradioactiveoneslikeuraniumandthorium-100kmsoutheastofYellowknifeatThorLakeandbargingthemunprocessedacrossGreatSlaveLakefromtheDrybonesBayareatoahy-drometallurgyplantatthefor-merPinePointminesite.Theconcentratewillthenbeshippedsouthbyrailfornalrene-mentpotentiallyinLouisiana.BothYKDFNandLKDFNhaveyettonalizeaccommo-dationagreementswithAva-lon.WhileLKDFNswasonitswaytoraticationmembershipturneditdownsayingtherewastoomuchmissinginformationoncariboubargingtailingsmineclosureandtraditionalknowledgeoftheregion.YKDFNschiefandcouncilpassedamotionopposingthedevelopmentinChiefDrygeeseTerritoryonFeb.13statingthepotentialenvironmentalim-pactsonwildlifeandwaterfaroutweightheeconomicones.YKDFNsconcernscenteraroundinadequateengage-mentShannonGaultdirec-toroflandsandenvironmentforYKDFNtoldthepanel.WeneedtoseeAvaloninthecommunityengagingwithmorethanjustahandfulofmembersastheyvedoneonsitevisitsinthepast.TheseengagementsalsohavetobeabouttheprojectandnotjustaboutIBAimpactben-etagreementtalks...AndYKDFNfeelsdisrespectedthatournegotiationshavenotconcludedasofyet.SeeAvalononpage3.ThecompanyhasdisrespectedourFirstNationstraditionsandpeoplebynotwork-ingwithustoseehowdevelopmentofminesisgoingtoimpactmembers.ChiefEdwardSangrisYellowknivesDeneFirstNationSangriscommunityofDet-tahistheclosesttotheproposedminesite.Backin2005engagementwithAvalonbeganwithhighpromiseofeconomicprosperitycompanyisspendingmoreen-ergyattractingsupportersfromoutsidepartnersandinvestorswhileforgettingaboutthemostimportantgroupthetraditionalownersoftheland.PhotoReneFrancoeurAward-winningCanadianhiphopartistK.A.S.P.performsoneofhisnewsongsOnaRolllastMondayinFortSmith.K.A.S.P.alsoknownasRobSawantouredNWTschoolslastweekaspartofhisnewanti-bullyingprojectSaveManyInLovingEveryoneSMILE.Seepage13formore. EnvironmentWater2TuesdayFebruary262013NEWSBRIEFSTwomendieinfatalHighway3crashTwosemi-trailerscollidedlastTuesdayonHighway3nearFortProvidencekillingGrantAmbler60ofGwynneAlta.andLeroyConner66ofGroveOkla-homa.Amblerwasthedriverofthesouthboundsemi-trailerandConnerwasinthesleeperofthenorthboundsemi.Highway3wasclosedfor48hours.Theinvesti-gationcontinues.AttemptedmurderinDelineA38year-oldmanhasbeenchargedwithattemptedmur-derafterDelineRCMPrespondedtoacallandfounda44year-oldmanwithmultipleinjuriesonFeb.1.GaryBeyonniehasbeenchargedwithattemptedmurderandaggravatedassault.BeyonniewastakentotheDoraGullyMedicalClinicandthenmedevacedtoStantonTerritorialHospitalinYellowknife.Heisstillrecoveringinhospital.Theinvestigationcontinues.AnyonewithinformationisaskedtocallDelineRCMPat589-1111orCrimeStoppersat1-800-222-8477.CrackcocainebustinYellowknifeNinepeoplehavebeenarrestedafterRCMPraidedaYellowknifemotellastWednesdayanddiscoveredcrackcocainemoneyanddrugparaphernalia.Allofthemhavenowbeenreleasedfromcustody.Accoordingtopolicethosearrestedweresuspectsinthedistributionofcrackcocaineinthecity.Theinvestigationisongoing.Checkthenext4editionsoftheNorthernJournaltoseeourAboriginalLanguageMonthbanner.BringyouranswerintotheNorthernJournal.TanisiHelloSponsoredbyTheNWTMtisNationDidyouknowthatMarchisByMEAGANWOHLBERGSixteenyearsafterpartiesrstsignedontoamasteragreementfortheMackenzieRiverBasintwoborder-shar-ingjurisdictionsarenallyontheirwaytoreleasingatrans-boundarywateragreementwithinthenextfewmonths.NegotiatingteamsfortheNorthwestTerritoriesandAl-bertaarequicklynearingtheconclusionoftalksthatbeganin2007withthesigningofarstmemorandumofunder-standing.Adraftisexpectedtobedonebylatespringwithabilateralagreementnalizedbytheendoftheyear.Aboriginalleadersandcommunitiesacrosstheter-ritorywereconsultedontheinterestsbeingrepresentedinthedraftagreementtoen-surethenaldocumentade-quatelyrepresentsthetruein-terestsoftheNorthincludingbothscienceandtraditionalknowledge.Weworkedthroughout2012oninterestswestartedtohavetheconversationaboutoptionsnowweretalkingaboutreningoptionsandbythesummerof2013wellhaveadraftagreementthatwecanconsultfurtheronErinKellytechnicaladvisorfortheNWTnegotiatingteamtoldmembersofthepublicinFortSmithonThursdayeveningduringameetingtoupdatethecommunityonthestatusofnegotiationsandcommu-nity-basedwatermonitoring.KellysaidbothAlbertaandtheNWThavereachedagreementoncertainpiecesofthedealwhichinsistthattheagreementmustsupporthealthyecosystemsrespectAboriginalandtreatyrightsbeadaptabletochangeoverthelong-termandhelptheNWTstayinformedaboutupstreamdevelopmentbeforeithappens.WhattheagreementwillnotdoKellysaidisstopde-velopmentoutright.Thiswillnotstoptheoil-sandsitwillnotstopthepro-posedSiteCdamshesaid.ThisagreementspurposeisnottostopdevelopmentinAlberta.ItstolookatthehealthofthewatersthatcrosstheNWT-AlbertaborderandtheMackenzieRiverBasinasawhole.Shesaidthethreecompo-nentsoftheagreementwillin-cludemeasuresforprotectingtheriverbasinmonitor-ingeffortsandgovernmentdecision-making.ThekeytoprotectionasitrelatestolanguagecontainedinAboriginallandclaimsisthatwatersintheNWTmustremainsubstantiallyunal-teredbyactivityinAlbertaKellysaid.Thatmeanskeep-ingshanimalsandpeoplesafemonitoringthelevelsandowsofwatermakingsurepollutantsintheairdontgetinthewateranddevelopingwaterqualitynumbersthataresite-specicforindividualNorthernrivers.Partoftheagreementwilllikelyalsoincludeacommit-menttolearningmoreaboutgroundwaterandtheeffectsofclimatechangeonthingslikepermafrost.UnderthemanagementmodelKellysaidthetwopar-tiesarecurrentlydiscussinghavingtransboundarywa-tersputintofourcategoriesbasedonrisk.Levelonewillfacelimitedriskandrequirenochangeinmanagementwhereasleveltwowouldre-quirefurtherstudies.RiversatalevelthreeriskcategorysuchastheSlavearethosefacingmoredevelopmentandwouldrequiresite-spe-cicmonitoringandman-agementactions.Waterwayswillnotbeal-lowedtoenterlevelfourwhichindicatesundueharmhasbeendonetothesystem.Atthispointyoudowhat-everittakestogetitbackdowntoalevelthreeKellyexplained.Thenegotiatingteamisalsolookingtoincludesocialindi-catorsforthersttimeinthistypeofbilateralagreementmeaningthattraditionalusesofwaterwayssuchastrans-portationtrappingandsh-ingcanbeusedalongsidebiologicalandwaterqualityindicatorstoraiseredags.Shesaidtherewilllikelybeaninternaldisputeresolutionprocesstoaddressbreachesoftheagreementwithassis-tanceifnecessaryfromanindependentpanelofscien-ticexperts.Howeverifanagreementcannotbereachedtheultimateendgameofale-gallybindingagreementisalwayscourt.OfcoursetheresgoingtobeadifferenceofopiniononwhatisundueharmKellysaid.Undueharmneedscri-teria.Whatweneedtodoisshowtheresundueharmnotjustsayit.ShesaidthatcriteriawillbebasedonconsultationswithNWTcommunitiesandAboriginalgroupsonwhatchangetowaterswouldbeconsideredacceptablebe-forethenalagreementissigned.WhilesomemembersoftheFortSmithaudienceex-pressedfrustrationoverhowlongtalkshavetakenaswellasincredulityatthenotionthatAlbertawouldagreetoanythingcontrarytoitsde-velopmentgoalsKellysaidnegotiationshavebeengoingmoresmoothlythanoriginallyanticipated.Theresmorepressurenowandpeopleatthetablerespectthat.Wethoughtitwasgoingtobereallydif-cultthattheNWTandAl-bertawouldbebuttingheads.Theressomeofthatbutnotnearlyasmuchaswethought.Albertahasaninterestintheagreementaswellbecauseofpressuresshesaid.Thisisthefarthestitsevercomeoverthelast13yearssohope-fullywellbeabletomakeitthrough.Albertaistherstjuris-dictiontheNWThasen-teredintonegotiationswithfollowingtheconclusionofthetransboundaryagree-mentsignedwithYukonin2000.AfterthisbilateralissignedtheterritorywillmoveontotalkswithBCSaskatchewanandnallyrevisitthePeelwatershedagreementwithYukon.DraftNWT-AlbertabilateralwateragreementexpectedbylatespringPhotoMeaganWohlbergDr.ErinKellymanagerofwatershedprogramsfortheGNWTgivesanupdateoncommunity-basedwatermonitoringresultsandthestatusoftransboundarywaternegotiationsinFortSmithonThursdayFeb.21.GNWTinstallsmorewoodpelletboilersThedepartmentofPublicWorksandServicesinstalledfourmorebiomassheatingsystemsinFortProvidenceYellowknifeBehchokoandFortSimpson.Thesein-cludetheCombinedServicesBuildingattheYellow-knifeAirportElizabethMackenzieElementarySchoolinBehchokoDehGahSchoolinFortProvidenceandFortSimpsonscommunityheatingsystem.Theyareexpectedtosaveover400000.MorebiomassprojectsareplannedforthenewhealthcentresinFortProvidenceandHayRiveramongothers. 3TuesdayFebruary262013DeneactivistvisitsUtahontarsandstourNetworkcallsonPaulettetohelppreventUSoilsandsdevelopmentEnvironmentOilsandsByMEAGANWOHLBERGDenesulineelderFran-coisPaulettevisitedUtahlastweekatthebehestofanewAmericanenviron-mentalnetworkdedicatedtokeepingCanadian-styletarsandsandoilshalemin-ingoutoftheUSAtotalkabouttheimpactsofoilsandsminingonnorthernAlbertaandtheNWT.ThegroupcalledBeforeItStartstookPauletteonaweek-longspeakingandsiteseeingtourofthestatetoprotestthedevelopmentofoilsandsinUtahalongwithconstructionofTransCana-dasproposedKeystoneXLpipelineandclimatechange.WhilePaulettetravelsaroundthegloberegularlytospeakabouttheenviron-mentalimpactsofindustryonhistraditionalwayoflifehesaidthisparticulartourdif-feredfromothersinplaceslikeScandinaviainthatthereareoilsandsthere.Americasoilsandsre-serveslocatednearnationalparksinpatchesthroughoutthemountainsofUtahWyo-mingandColoradohavenotyetbeendevelopedthoughtherearetestsites.PaulettesaiditsaseriousconcernfortheStatesbecausetheyalreadyhavealimitedwatersupply.Whateverwateristheretheyalreadyhavedamserectedhesaid.Andtheaquiferstheundergroundlakestheresnowevidencethatfrackingforgasisstart-ingtopollutethoseunder-groundstreams.SotheresahugepushinUtahtellingdevelopersandthegovern-menttoleavethetarsandswhereitis.DuringhisvisitPaulettegavetalksinMoabandSaltLakeCityalongsidescreen-ingsofthedocumentaryTheTippingPointwhichfocusesontheenvironmentalim-pactsofoilsandsdevelop-mentandfeaturesinterviewswithPaulette.HealsovisitedindigenousgroupsCanyonlandsnationalparkandriversinthearea.ItsjustatricklebecauseofallthedamsthathavebeenbuilthesaidoftheGreenRiver.Forthemitowsbutnotforme.Paulettesaidhisspeak-ingeventswereverywell-attended.InthestatecapitalofSaltLakeCitywherehespokeatthemainlibraryitwasstandingroomonly.Itcreatedanawarenessbe-causetheyseewhatshappen-ingintheNorthandtheyrewonderingifthisispossibleintheirbackyardPaulettesaid.Icanseewhy.Theyhaveabeautifulterritorynowateraquifersbeingcontami-natedandwhatisdifferentistheyhaveapresidentwhoislistening.Theydontwanttohavemoreclimatechange.AnIdleNoMoreflashmobrounddancewasalsoheldattheUtahCapitolro-tundaonThursdaywithPau-letteasthekeynotespeaker.Paulettesaidtheeventwasunprecedented.PoliticsuphereinCan-adaandtheStatestheyredifferenthesaid.Formeitwasunprecedentedthattheeventwastakingplacerightinsidethestatecapitalbuilding...IfwedidthishereintheAlbertalegislatureorsaytheterritoriallegislativeassemblywewouldprobablybearrested.ButherewewereinastatebuildingarounddanceinoppositiontotheKeystoneclimatechangeallbeingtalkedaboutatthesametimeastherepresen-tativesweremeeting.Somecameouttolistentowhatwasgoingon.HewillbegoingtoSwedenforaconferenceonoilandgasalongwithNorwayagaininMaywhereforthethirdtimehewilladdressshare-holdersatStatoilsannualgeneralmeeting.StatoilNor-wayspartiallystate-ownedoilcompanyhasaprojectintheAlbertaoilsands.Thistravelingaroundhasbroadenedmyworldconsciousnessspirituallytoprotecttheenvironmentandtherearegovernmentsthatwanttohearusoutandlis-tentoushesaid.Itsjustaboutprotectingtheearth.DeneelderFrancoisPaulettesecondfromrightspeaksaboutoilsandsdevelopmentatarallyintheUtahCapitolrotundainSaltLakeCityonThursdayFeb.21.PhotoCarolineRoeschAvalonrepsayscompanywelcomescandidfeedbackHearingscontinueinFortResolutiononTuesdayContinuedfrompage1.SimilarlyLKDFNsaidthecommunityofLutselKeremainsuninformedoftheenvironmentalso-cialandculturallossestheywouldhavetoincurtoreapthebenefitsofanaccom-modationagreement.MikeTollisLKD-FNswildlifelandsandenvironmentmanagersaidtheissuespeakstoalackofconsultationfromAvalonwithAboriginalcommunities.Withoutafullunder-standingoftheprojectthepotentialimpactsandthemethodinwhichtheproponentwillmitigateornegatethoseimpactstheLKDFNwillnotsigntheagreement.AndwithouttheagreementtheLutselKeDenewillnotsupporttheprojectthroughthepermit-tingphasehesaid.AvalonsvicepresidentofoperationsDavidSwishercommentedthatthecom-panyhastakenaveryearlyfirmstanceoncor-poratesocialresponsibil-ityandsustainabilityandworkedwithAboriginalpartiespriortosubmittingpermitsfortheprocess-evenduringtheperiodoftimewhenwedidnotreal-izeyetthefullpotentialoftheNechalachodeposithesaid.BesidesYKDFNandLKDFNthecompanyhasconsultedwiththeDeninuKueFirstNationofFortResolutiontheNWTMtisNationtheNorthSlaveMtisAlliancetheTli-chogovernmentandwiththeKatlodeecheFirstNa-tionregardingbusinessopportunitiesinHayRiver.Sofaroneaccommoda-tionsagreementhasbeensignedwithDeninuKuewhosecorporationiscur-rentlyconstructingboxesinwhichtotransportthecon-centratefromThorLaketoPinePoint.Swishersaidthecompanyhasalsocommittedtomeet-ingthehighestwaterqualityguidelinesaround.MeetingCCMEguide-linesistypicallyinthein-dustryunheardofhesaid.Thosearesomeofthemoststringentguidelineswithre-gardstowater.Headdedthatheappreci-atedthecommentsfromtheFirstNations.Wewantthattypeofrela-tionshipwithourAboriginalcommunities.Thatsalwaysbeenourgoalandendeavouroverthelastseveralyearstomakesurewecandeveloparelationshipwhereevery-bodyfeelsthattheycanhavecandidfeedback.Wedontwanttojustprovidesome-thingtothecommunityforthemtojustarbitrarilycomeonboard.Wewantthemtobeavocalpartnerintheprojectmovingforwardhesaid.HearingsconcludedonFeb.20inYellowknifeandwillcontinueinFortReso-lutiononFeb.26.PhotoAvalonRareMetalsIndustryMiningTheMartinexplorationcamprestsontheedgeofThorLakewhereAvalonplanstomine15rareearthmetalstobebargedtotheoldPinePointminesiteforprocessing. EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...ClosenishesmakebiathlonracesexcitingFortSmithsnewbiathlonrangeopenedwithabangastheracersfromfourSouthMackenziecommunitiesgatheredtotesttheirmettlechallengingthecold.Coldweatherdelayedthestartoftherstdaysracebutitwentaheadwhenthebrightsunwarmedthetemperaturesto-25C.TeamsfromYellowknifeRaeHayRiverandFortSmithcompetedinthetwodaysofraces.IssueFebruary26199820YearsAgo...SixbisonkilledbyrampagingbullSixbisonaredeadattheHangingIceBisonRanchaftertwobullswentonarampageandpreventedotheranimalsfromapproachingthefeedarea.Onbullbeganguardingthefeedareainthecompoundandkilledveotherbulls-twoyearlingstwoolderanimalsandonereallylargebull.Otheranimalswerewoundedintheskir-mishandcoulddielateron.IssueFebruary26199230YearsAgo...MuffaloosersrideagainTheannualFortMcMurraytoFortSmithMuffalooseTrailpromotionrideenjoyedan-othersuccessfulrunthisyear.Approximately50snowmobilerspartici-patedintheevent25fromFortMcMur-ray10fromFortChipewyanand15fromFortSmith.The330milejourneybeganinFortMc-MurrayonFeb.26.IssueMarch419834TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.srj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChetehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMcKayFortMcMurrayFortVermillionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrarieHytheJohnDorPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatieDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsPaulatukTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesRaeEdzoSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekwetiWhaTiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMornvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.PaulValleyviewWabasca2011CCNACANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2011CMCAAUDITEDAdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayAddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedAddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadssrj.caSubscriptionRates867872-3000PricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.LetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlet-tersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.PublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedonrecyclednewsprintwithvegetableinkatWainwrightStarChronicle.PublisherManagingEditorDonJaque867-872-3000ext.21djnorj.caEditor...........................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter.........................ReneFrancoeur867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller...........................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising....................JoshuaJorgensen867-872-3000ext.28adsnorj.caAdministration...............AldoLandaverde867-872-3000ext.29adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caIntern.........................GeorginaSkippingsTuesdayFebruary262013TheHouseofCommonsStandingCommitteeonTransportationhastabledareportoninnovativetransportmodesthatcouldimproveCanadasfuture.Itincludesasectionontheviabilityofair-shipstohaulfreighttoremotelocations.Usinglighter-than-airairshipstohaulfreightintoinaccessiblelocationsinCan-adasNorthisnotanewidea.Thatsolu-tionhasbeentoutedbyprivatecompaniesinHayRiverandYellowknifethroughoutthelastdecade.AFortSmithmayorthelatePaulKaeserpromotedtheideainthe1960sand70s.Thesearenotthegiantblimpspopu-larinthe1930s.Theyarehybridaircraftthatcombinelargebutsleekbodieswithsmallwingsandaircraftenginesforfor-wardthrust.Theyarestablereliablecheaptooperateandcancarrymassivepayloadstheperfectfreight-haulerfortheNorth.Theideahasalwaysmadesense.ResupplytoCanadasremoteNortherncommunitiesiscostlyandalwaysachal-lengeespeciallywhentheyareaccessiblebyseaonlyinashortsummershippingwindow.Wintericeroadsareexpensivetoinstallandmaintainandtheirviabilitymaybechallengedbyclimatechange.TrafconwinterroadscanimpactcaribouIsthereablimponthehorizonmigrationsandhaveotherseriouseffectsontheenvironment.Permanentroadsaretoocostlytoconstructparticularlyindifcultterraininvolvingpermafrost.Economiesofscaledonotjustifythemtoconnectsmallcommunitiesoranewminewithalifespanofadecadeorso.Airshipsofferanintelligentsolution.Thefollowingaretheoreticaladvan-tagesofmodernairshipsTheycancarryverylargeheavyandbulkyitemsTheyrequireverylittleinfrastruc-tureotherthansharedhangarsformaintenanceTheyareexpectedtousefarlessfuelperkiloofcargo.Notetoothattherelativelylowspeedofairshipscomparedtojetaircraftisnotanissue.Theaveragespeedofrailwaytrainsisabout25milesanhour.Ifyoucango80milesanhourinanairshipthatsactuallyquitefast.AndimportantlyhighwindsandextremecoldwouldlimitairshipoperationsintheNorthnomorethantheyimpactairplanes.SoifairshipsaresogreatwhyaretheynotalreadyinuseMaybeitisbecausetheyarenotec-onomicallyviable.Butthenhowcouldtheyeverbethewaywearecommittedtoland-basedsolutionsnomatterhowexpensiveOrareweGovernmentsmakesuchdecisionsinvestingourmoney.Andgovernmentsarebynatureveryslowtochange.Thatcouldverywellbetheproblem.Indefenceofthegovernmentsap-proachroadsconnectcommunitiesandallowustoaccesstherestoftheworld.Thatissomethingwedonotwanttodowithout.WhoelsebutgovernmenthastheresourcesorthemoralauthoritytodeliverthemThetrickiswhentheusualwayofdoingthings-likebuildingexpensiveroadsintoremotelocationsoverchallengingterraininavastland-doesnotmakesensehowcangovernmentsmoveoutofthewayandallowtheprivatesectortostepupThatiswhatneedstohap-peninthiscase.Solutionsthatmakesenseforthechal-lengestolifeanddevelopmentinCan-adasNorthhavetohavemoretractionthanafewhoursofdiscussionoveranobscureCommonsCommitteereport.httpwww.parl.gc.caCom-mitteeBusinessCommitteeHome.aspxCmteTRANParl41Ses1SkatinginstructorAlexisLinakergivesJosephCox4ahandduringsomebasicskatingdrillsonSundayattheFortSmitharena.CoxandAb-beyZimmer3wereparticipantsinthefunskateeventwhichgaveoutribbonsforskills.Thirty-fourkidscameouttoskatefortheafternoon.PhotoReneFrancoeur COLUMNS5FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms-13Cand-25CNorms-11Cand-24C-13Low-15Low-9High-4High-11Low-9High-22Low-10Low-10Low-6High-3High-11Low-7High-18Low-5High-2HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms-21Cand-30CNorms-16Cand-27C-30Low-26Low-28Low-27Low-14Low-17Low-11High-4High-14Low-13High-21Low-8High-22High-22High-21High-23HighTuesdayFebruary262013MarchisNutritionMonthinAlbertaandthisyearitsthemeisChoosingandpre-paringfoodforahealthieryou.ThismonthAlbertaHealthServicesdietitianswillsharetipsonhowtochooseandpreparehealthyfoodsforyouandyourfamily.Thisweekthefocusisongro-ceryshopping.Shoppingforgroceriesthehealthywaystartswithplan-ningahead.Beforeyournextvisittothegrocerystoretrytothinkofhowyourweekwilllookandplanyourmenuaccordingly.Itisal-wayshelpfultocheckyourrefrigeratorandcupboardsandtrytouseitemsyoual-readyhaveathome.Youcanalsothinkaboutfoodsyourfamilyenjoysyourbudgetandthetimeyouwillhavetopreparemealsandsnacks.Toprepareahealthygro-cerylisttrytoincludefoodsfromallfourfoodgroupsfromEatingWellwithCan-adasFoodGuideVegeta-blesandFruitGrainProd-uctsMilkandAlternativesandMeatandAlternatives.HerearesomehealthybuysfromeachfoodgroupVegetablesandFruitApplesbananasorangescabbagecarrotspotatoescannedtomatoesplainfro-zenvegetables.GrainProductsPlainhotcerealsricewholegrainbreaddrywholegrainpasta.MilkandAlternativesMilkcheeselowfatyogurtskimmilkpowder.MeatandAlternativesNaturalpeanutbutterdriedorcannedlentilsandbeanscannedlighttunapackedinwaterbladeorrumproast.Onceyourlistisreadytogoitistimetoplanyournexttriptothegro-cerystore.Aimforatimeofthedaywhenyouarenottiredorhungryandhaveenoughtimetoreadlabels.Itiseasiertopickhealthyfoodsifyoufocusyourshoppingaroundtheareasofthegrocerystorewhereyoucanfindtheba-sicsvegetablesandfruitgrainproductsmilkandalternativesandmeatandalternatives.Preparingagroceryshop-pinglistwillhelpyouplanyourfamilymealsbuyhealthierfoodsandsavetimeandmoney.Formoreinformationvisitwww.albertahealthser-vices.caorwww.healthyal-berta.com.AlbertaHealthServicesPlanaheadshopwithalistNorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKAmendmentsproposedbyNorthernerstotheNWTSuraceRightsBoardactduringaninormalpublichearinginYellowknielastmonthwerevoteddownbytheConservativemajorityontheAboriginalAfairsandNorthernDevelopmentstandingcommittee.DavidPoitrasThatiswhyImadethedecisionnottoparticipate.Istatedthataddingmyvoiceatthatpublichearingwouldbelikeafartinawindstorm.InotherwordsnotevennoticedConservativesrejectamendmentstoSurfaceRightsBoardactnorj.caAmendmentsproposedbyNorthernerstotheNWTSurfaceRightsBoardactduringaninformalpublichearinginYellowknifelasmonthwerevoteddownbytheConservativemajorityontheAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentstandingcommittee.AFNwelcomesnewAANDCministerAssemblyofFirstNa-tionsNationalChiefShawnA-in-chutAtleoissuedthefollowingstatementonthePrimeMinistersannounce-mentofBernardValcourtMemberofParliamentforMadawaska-RestigoucheNewBrunswickasthenewMinisterofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevel-opmentCanadaThiscabinetchangecomesatauniquetimeforFirstNationsandCanadaatruemomentofreckoningwherewehaveacommit-mentfromthehighestlevelsoftheGovernmentofCan-adatoachieverealprogressandtransformativechangeforFirstNationscitizens.Weseeintensifyingde-mandandopportunitytoachievejusticefairnessandpoliticalsocialandeco-nomicdevelopmentforFirstNations.Ourworkcontin-uesonthebasisofnation-to-nationrelationshipstoimplementourrightsandresponsibilitiesempowerandenableourgovernmentsandsupportthemthroughstablepredictableandfairfundingmechanisms.FirstNationswillcontinuetoad-vocatefortheimplementa-tionofTreatiesalllivingagreementscommitmentsandpromiseincludingthosemadeattheCrown-FirstNationsGatheringandbythePrimeMinisteronJan.112013.WehopethatMinisterValcourtwillworkwiththeFirstNationleadershipdirectlytoadvancepriorityareastoachievetransforma-tivechangeforourpeoples.Ilookforwardtomeetingwiththeministerassoonaspossibletodiscussimmedi-atenextstepsinfacilitatingthisdialogueandtogetherwiththeleadershipdrivingforwardtheworkofbuildingstrongerFirstNationsandastrongerCanada.OntariochiefscallforendtofundingdiscriminationOntarioRegionalChiefStanBeardycalledonthenewfederalMinisterofAboriginalAffairstoshowheissincereinbuildingimprovedrelation-shipswithFirstNationsandbyextensionbetteroutcomesforchildrenandyouth.ThedatashowsthatFirstNationschildwelfareagenciesarefunded22percentlessthantheirprovincialcoun-terpartsandthismeanslesssupporttokeepourchildrensafelyintheirfamilies.Thenumbersareclear.Thisgovernmentcannotallowthisdiscriminationtocon-tinue.Itisunconscionableandmustbeaddressedhestated.TheGovernmentofCan-adaappearedbeforetheCanadianHumanRightsTribunaltorespondtoal-legationsthatitisdiscrim-inatingagainstFirstNa-tionschildrenandfamiliesbyunder-fundingchildandfamilyservicesonreserves.Itreportedlyspentover3millionandveyearsght-ingtohavetheCanadianHumanRightscomplaintoriginallyledin2007bytheFirstNationsChildandFamilyCaringSocietyofCanadaFNCFCSandtheAssemblyofFirstNationsAFNdismissedonlegaltechnicalities.ThetwoAboriginalorgani-zationsallegethattheGovern-mentofCanadaunder-fundschildwelfareservicesforFirstNationschildrenon-reserveleadingtolesserornoservicecomparedtotheprovincialstandard.TheinequitiesinFirstNationschildwelfarehavebeenwelldocumentedbytheAuditorGeneralofCanadaandothers.TheGov-ernmentofCanadafundsandisactivelyinvolvedintheon-reserveprogram.Toghtincourtatthecostofmillionsofdollarsagainstthewell-beingofourchildrenisaninternationalembarrassmentforallCana-dians.Theresourcescouldhavebeenputtobetteruseinaddressingtherealityonthegroundratherthanarguinglegaltechnicalitiesthatwouldallowthefederalgovernmenttocontinuetoshirktheirre-sponsibilityBeardysaid.TheChiefsofOntarioisapoliticalforumandasecre-tariatforcollectivedecisionmakingactionandadvocacyforthe133FirstNationcom-munitieslocatedwithintheboundariesoftheprovinceofOntarioCanada. 6TuesdayFebruary26201313024DS1FIRESEASONSTARTSMARCH1FirepermitswillberequiredforanyburningintheForestProtectionAreaexcludingcampres.WHATSHOULDYOUDOVisityourburnsitestoensurethereshavebeencompletelyextinguished.YoucangetafreerepermitbycontactingyourlocalEnvironmentandSustainableResourceDevelopmentofceatFORTMCMURRAY780-743-7125FORTCHIPEWYAN780-697-3762DetailsemergeondecentralizedGNWTjobsByMEAGANWOHLBERGDetailsareouton18ofthe29decentralizedGNWTpositionsan-nouncedintherecentter-ritorialbudgetwithHayRiverseeingthemostnewemployeesinthe2013-14fiscalyear.FiveofthosepositionsarewiththedepartmentofMunicipalandCommunityAffairsMACAtoputassis-tantregionalsuperintendentsinInuvikNormanWellsandFortResolutionwillalsobecreatedthroughtheExecutive.Equitabledistributionoftheeconomicbenetsassociatedwithpublicserviceemploymentensureseveryregionbenetsandwewillcontinuetoworktomain-tainthisdistributionacrosstheterritory.FinanceMinisterMichaelMiltenbergerBehchokoFortSimpsonandFortSmith.AsixthnewMACAjobwillseeayouthofcerpo-sitioninBehchoko.HayRiverwillbegettingfournewstaffwithIndus-tryTourismandInvestmentITI.Theywillbemov-ingtotheBusinessIncen-tivePolicyBIPmonitor-ingofce.HealthandSocialServicesarecreatingtwonewcom-munitywellnesscoordinatorpositions-oneinFortSmithandoneinInuvik.InuvikwillgettwomoreemployeesthroughHumanResources.Oneisforare-cruitmentofcerandtheotherahelpdesksupervisor.ThedepartmentofFinanceiscreatingonecommunica-tionsofcerpositionfortheLiquorCommissioninHayRiver.ThreepositionsfornewSingleWindowServiceCen-tresinTsiigehtchicWrigleyThe18positionsareinad-ditiontothe11newpositionsproposedundervariousgov-ernmentprogramsinclud-ingtheresponsetoindustrialactivityintheSahturegion.Theotherelevenpositionsareforcedgrowthpositionsandnewpositionswithinde-partmentsGNWTspokes-personBrendaNorrissaidinanemail.Noneofthepositionswillbeofciallycreateduntilthebudgetpasses.Thenewjobsarepartofthe17thAssemblyspointedefforttodecentralizegovernmentoutofYellowknife.Equitabledistributionoftheeconomicbenetsasso-ciatedwithpublicserviceemploymentensureseveryregionbenetsandwewillcontinuetoworktomaintainthisdistributionacrosstheterritoryFinanceMinisterMichaelMiltenbergersaidinhisbudgetaddressearlierthismonth.PoliticsEmploymentFreshwindsliftairshipdreamtonewheightsIndustryTransportationByJACKDANYLCHUKApromisingnewdesignandasmallpushfromaparliamen-tarycommitteehaveputnewlifeintoadreamofbringingairshipstoNorthernskies.ItwascertainlytimelyBarryPrenticeatransporta-tionspecialistattheUniver-sityofManitobaandlongtimeproponentofanewgenerationofairshipssaidinaJournalinterviewafterthecommit-teeontransportationrecom-mendedthatOttawainvestinapilotairshipprogram.Thisisthersttimeanygovernmenthasspokenposi-tivelyaboutusingairshipsintheNorthhesaid.Finallysomeoneistakingaseriouslookatsolidalternativestoroadsandports.Itmightgettheinterestoftheminingcompanies.RecommendationsfromparliamentarycommitteesdontcarryalotofweightbutPrenticewelcomedtherenewedinterestafterasub-sidiaryofYellowknife-basedDiscoveryAirabandoneditsplantoinvestinaBritish-designedairship.Discoveryrepresentativestoldthetransportcommitteethecompanydroppedtheideabecauseitcouldntgetsupportfromprivatesectorinvestorstobuy45heavy-liftcraftfromHybridAirVehiclesLtd.for40millioneachstartingin2014.TheUniversityofManitobawillhostaone-dayconfer-enceinWinnipegonMar.1faintlyechoingatwo-day2006meetinginYel-lowknifethatgenerateda60-pagereportandbuzzingenthusiasm.Muchoftheearlyexcite-mentwasgeneratedbytheUSmilitarywhichpoured500millionintoairshipsthatweretobecapableofdeliv-eringheavyloadstoremotebattleeldsorservingasob-servationplatforms.Themili-tarydroppedtheprojectaftertestightslastyear.Prenticeexpectsrepresenta-tivesfromAerosaCaliforniacompanythathasattractedarushofmediacoverageinthepastmonth.TheAerosPelicanisexpectedtomakeitsrsttestightinMarch.Itpromisestodeliveraliftcapabilityat1millionpertonfarlesscostlythanthevehicleDiscoveryAirbackedbutconsiderablymorethanthetrucksandiceroadsthatwillbeusedtodevelopnewminesintheSlavegeologicprovinceextendingfromGreatSlaveLaketotheArcticOcean.ArtistsrenditionofanAerosPelicanairshipwhichisexpectedtomakeitsfirsttestflightinMarch.ImageAeros EnvironmentRenewableEnergy7TuesdayFebruary262013WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Valentineisalovelyyoungfemalecat.Sheisalwaysplayfulandhertastefulgreywhitecoatisenoughtokeepyouwarmduringthelongwinterseason.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.MoreresearchneededonSahtufrackingMLAsargueEnvironmentOilGasByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheterritorialgovern-mentneedstodoalotmoreresearchonhydraulicfrac-turingforoilandgasbeforethepromised700millionininvestmentstartsrollingintotheSahturegionoverthenextfewyearsMLAsarguedinLegislaturelastweek-in-cludingmakingavisittoanactualfrackingsite.Currentlywedonthavethecapacitytodealwiththewastewaterfromdrillingandthelong-termimpactsofdisposablewellsareun-knownSahtuMLANormanYakeleyasaidlastweekintheHousenotingthatpipe-linesneedtwinningroadsneedbuildingandcommu-nitiesneedpreparingbeforeaboom.Wecanguesstheim-pactsofhydraulicfractur-ingbasedonwhatweseeinotherplacesbutwecannotpredictthereallong-termimpactsonthelandtheani-malsthelakesandriversoftheSahtuhesaid.Membersoftheeconomicdevelopmentandinfrastruc-tureEDIstandingcommit-teewentonafrackingtourwithIndustryTourismandInvestmentITIMinisterDavidRamsayandYake-leyalastyearmeetingwithregulatorsliketheNationalEnergyBoardenvironmen-talgroupsandindustryinAlbertaandBC.ButasWeledehMLABobBromleywasquicktopointoutThursdaythattourneverincludedavisittoanyfrack-ingsitenordiditapproachanyjurisdictionswhohavebannedfracking.Ourso-calledEDIfrack-ingtourdidntincludeavisittoevenonefrackingsite.Aspartofthisinformationgath-eringwilltheENRministerworkwiththeIndustrymin-istertoensurethepromisedsoutherntourofregionalleadersincludesavisittoano-frackingjurisdictionandSometimeinAprilImhopingtogetagroupofbusi-nessleadersfromtheSahtudowntosoutheastSaskatch-ewanandintoNorthDakotatotalktoAboriginalleadersinBakkenaboutwhathashappenedthereandhowAboriginalgovernmentsandleadershereintheNorthwestTerritoriescantranslatewhatishappeningintheSahtuwilllikelycomeforwardthisspringorearlyfallatthelatestwiththerstfrackingguide-linesbasedonbestpracticesfromotherjurisdictionscur-rentlyregulatingfracking.BothYakeleyaandBrom-leyexpressedworriesthatthegovernmentisntmovingfastenoughtogettheamountofdetailrequiredbeforeital-lowstheareatoexplodewithindustrialactivity.Theneedforenviron-mentalandgeologicalbase-linedataessentialforgoodmanagementisclearbutarewecommittedtoachievingthisinformationbeforeal-lowingfull-scaledevelop-mentshouldreservesproveupBromleysaid.Thisdatacollectiontypicallyrequiresafulleldprogrampartneredwithlocalknowledge.Itsexpensivetakestimeandre-quiresanalysisandsynthesiswithexistinginformationtobeapplied.WedonthavetolookanyfurtherthanboomtownslikeFortMcMurrayAlbertaorFortNelsonBCtoseesomeofthesocialeffectsoffast-paceddevelopmentYake-leyasaid.Thiswinterwehaveseenhowexplorationalonestretchesthecapacityinourcommunities.Ramsaysaidthereisworkbeingdonetoensurebothen-vironmentalandsocialcon-cernsarebeingaddressed.Over1millionwasallo-catedintherecentbudgettomitigateimpactsofdevelop-mentintheSahtuincludingtheadditionofabusinessdevelopmentofcerinNor-manWells.Hesaidpolicingandeducationarealsobeinglookedat.OntheenvironmentalsideMiltenbergersaidthereisalsoplentyofworkbeingdone.Therearegoingtobedollarsavailabletoworkonthegroundwatermap-pingthesurfacewaterandthewildlifebaselineinfor-mationaswellheadded.Allthewellsthatarebeingdrilledandhavebeendrilledhavetodowellmonitor-ingsiteswatermonitor-ingsites.ThatinformationisgoingtobecollatedandpulledtogethersowecanbuildamapofthiscentralMackenzieSahturegionasitpertainstothestatusofthegroundwaterandsur-facewater.Thatworkisbeingdone.Wecanguesstheimpactsofhydraulicfrac-turingbasedonwhatweseeinotherplacesbutwecannotpredictthereallong-termim-pactsonthelandtheanimalsthelakesandriversoftheSahtu.SahtuMLANormanYakeleyatomeetwiththeAborigi-nalleadershipwithexten-sivefrackingexperienceinnortheasternBCheasked.Letseducateourpub-licsupporttheirfact-nd-ingtripstoactualfrackingsitesandfullyrespondtotheirconcernswithactionstoaddressandresolvethemheadded.RamsaysaidtherehavebeenanumberofmeetingsintheSahtuonfrackingandthatleadersfromtheSahtuattendedafrackingtourinCalgaryaswell.Hesaidmorevisitsareintheworksincludingonetoanactivefracksite.tobusinessopportunitiesfortheirpeopleandmakeabetterlifeforthemandtheirfamilieshesaid.TheEDIsreportonfrack-ingwhichrecommendedtheGNWTgettoworkim-mediatelyondevelopingitsownregulationsandpoliciesaroundtheunconventionaldrillingprocedureintimefordevolutionwasreleasedlastNovember.RamsaysaidITIandthedepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesENRwouldreplytothereportbytheendofthecurrentsession.ENRMinisterMichaelMilt-enbergersaidthedepartmentPowerCorp.expandsSimpsonsolarprojectByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheNorthwestTerrito-riesPowerCorp.NTPChaspumpedupthelarg-estsolarprojectNorthof60byanextra43.6kilo-wattskw.Anadditional178solarpanelshavebeenerectedatFortSimpsonsairport-thesamesiteastheoriginal60.6kwarrayinstalledoneyearago.Thecombinedsystemhasthecapacitytoturnsunlightintoatotalof104kwofelectricityatpeakperiodstheequivalentof17housesor15percentofthecommunity.AccordingtothePowerCorp.itwilldisplaceap-proximately100000kwhoursofdieselgenerationannuallyandstop84.3tonsofcarbondioxidefromen-teringtheatmosphere.Investingincleansolartechnologybenetsboththeenvironmentandthroughdisplacedcostsourcustom-ersinthethermalratezoneBrendanBellchairmanofNTPCsBoardofDirectorssaidinapressrelease.Wewillcontinuetolookforop-portunitiestoreplacedie-selgenerationwithgreenenergy.ConstructiontoexpandthesolarenergysystembeganonJan.30.Theextrapan-els-installedbythesamevendorSkyFireEnergyofCalgarywithsubcontractorKiwiElectricofFortSimp-son-cost350000.Ofthat250000worthwaspurchasedthroughthedepartmentofEnviron-mentandNaturalResourcesENRSolarStrategyim-plementationfunds.Theremaining100000camefromNTPC.Theexpansionwasan-nouncedduringthereleaseoftheNWTSolarStrategylastNovember.ThoughnoothersolarprojectsarebeingactivelypursuedatthispointNTPCspokes-personBobKellysaidtheywouldbeconsideredpro-videdmoreGNWTfundingisavailable.Theoriginal258-panelsysteminstalledinApril2012generatedabout63megawatthoursofcleanelectricityinjustunderayearamountingtoeightpercentmorethananticipatedanddisplacingover43tonsofcarbonintheatmospherefromburningdieselwhichisequivalenttoplantingfouracresoftrees.PhotoNTPCTheexpandedFortSimpsonsolararrayincludes178newpanelsbringingthetotalpeakproductionupto104kilowatts. 8TuesdayFebruary262013ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTwoinfrastructureprojectsaminetrainingprogramandaneconomicpromotionalcam-paignintheNorthwestTerri-toriesreceivedfundingboostsfromthefederalgovernmentlastweekduringavisittoYel-lowknifebyMinisterLeonaAglukkaq.Aglukkaqtheministerre-sponsiblefortheCanadianNorthernEconomicDevelop-mentAgencyCanNoran-nounced1millionincom-munityinfrastructureimprove-mentsinInuvikandBehchokoalongwith350000forfran-cophoneinvestmentmarketingonTuesdaymorning.TheChildrensFirstCentreinInuvikcurrentlyundercon-structionreceived500000infederalfundstosupportim-provementstoitskitchenandcommonspaceareas.The13000square-footfacilitydedicatedforearlychildhoodcareandeduca-tionisscheduledtoopenthissummerandalreadyreceiveda50000boostfromAvivaCanadasCommunityFund.Itwillhostupto120childrenagedsixmonthsto12yearsandcreate19permanentjobsinInuvik.OverthenexttwoyearstheGNWTwillpay1.175millionfortheprojectwhile2.3mil-lionwillcomefromthemu-nicipalityandanother2.475fromothersourcesforatotalcostof6.45million.Behchokos16millionKohnGoChoComplexrenovationprojectalsoreceived500000fromCanNor.Themulti-purposefacilityiscurrentlyundergoinganoverhaulafterclosingin2007duetodisre-pair.ItisscheduledtoreopeninMarch2014.Oncecompletedthefacil-itywillofferrecreationandtnessactivitiesofcespaceforcommunitygovernmentandwillprovideavenueforcommunityeventsassembliesconferencestradeshowsandregionalsportingevents.Thisfundingreflectsasensitivityandresponsive-nessbythegovernmentofCanadatotheinfrastructureneedsandsomewhatuniquecircumstancesofBehchokoBehchokoChiefCliffordDan-ielssaidinapressrelease.ThatiskeyinrejuvenatinganotherwisedormantfacilityintoasymbolofhopeandhealthfortheTlichopeople.Thisdaymarksthestartofaveryexcitingyearaswemoveforwardin-nalizingthedetaileddesignandstartingconstructionhesaid.TheTlichogovernmentalsobenetedfroma450000in-vestmenttopurchaseamobilecrusherfortheCrusherOper-atorTrainingProgramoper-atedbytheTlichoLearningandDevelopmentCentreinBehchokototrainmineworkersfromallfourTlichocommunities.Themobilecrusherisex-pectedtodoublethenumberoftraineesoverthenextthreeyearsuppingthenumberofparticipantsto60andsupplycrushedmaterialsforlocalin-frastructureprojectssuchasconstructionroadbuildingandmaintenanceanddrainage.Itishopedthatlocalpro-ductionwillreducethecostofcrushedmaterialscurrentlypur-chasedandshippedbywinterroadfromYellowknife.ThisinvestmentwillgivebusinessesgreateropportunitiestohireskilledworkerslocallyandhelpNorthernerssecurejobsinimportantsectorsthatcontributetoNortherneco-nomicgrowthAglukkaqsaid.Additionally350000wasgiventosupporttheConseildedveloppementconomiquedesTerritoiresduNord-OuestCDTNOinpromotingeco-nomicopportunitiesintheNWTtofrancophonemarkets.ThefundingwillallowCDTNOtodevelopanEco-nomicOpportunitiesToolkitandoutreachcampaignhigh-lightingopportunitiesinmin-ingoilandgasandtourisminQuebecandFrance.OverthepastfewyearswithCanNorsupportwehavebuiltasolidInvestmentAttrac-tionStrategythatraisesthepro-leoftheNWTinsuchfranco-phonemarketsasQuebecandFranceCDTNOpresidentRobertGalipeausaid.PlannedactivitiesincludehostingoutreacheventsinQuebecandFrancetoattractinvestorspromotetheNWTattradeshowsenhanceprofes-sionalbusinessservicesforthefrancophonecommunityandaddressinformationtransla-tionandfacilitationgaps.Thisyearamongstotherinitiativesweareorganizingalargetrademissionandinvest-mentshowcasethatwillbringNWTentrepreneursandQue-becinvestorstogethertogener-ateincreasedeconomicactivityintheNorthGalipeausaid.CanNorannouncesfundingforNWTprojectsInfrastructureFundingByMEAGANWOHLBERGThepositionoffederalAb-originalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentAANDCmin-isterwashandedovertotheassociateministerofnationaldefenceonFriday.NewBrunswickMPBer-nardValcourtreplacesJohnDuncanwhoresignedfromthepositiononFeb.15afteradmittingtowrongfullycon-tactingtheTaxCourtofCan-adaonaconstituentsbehalf.ValcourtsaidtheHarpergovernmentiscommittedtoworkingwiththoseAborigi-nalleaderswhowanttoworkwiththegovernmentofCanadatocreatejobsandgrowthintheircommunitiesandsaidheislookingforwardtomeetingwithAboriginalleadersandtheterritorialgovernments.Ourgovernmenthasmadesignicantprogressinimprov-ingoutcomesforAboriginalpeoplesacrossCanada.Wehavebuiltnewschoolsin-vestedincleandrinkingwatersystemsbuiltthousandsofnewhomesincreasedfund-ingforservicesforthemostvulnerablemembersofFirstNationscommunitiesandin-vestedinhundredsofprojectstolinkAboriginalpeoplewithjobtrainingservices.Butthereismoretodohesaid.ThisJanuarythegov-ernmentcommitteditselftoahigh-leveldialogueonthetreatyrelationshipandcomprehensiveclaims.Iamrmlyoftheviewthatwork-ingtogetheristhebestwaytoachieveoursharedobjectiveofhealthiermoreprosperousandself-sufcientAborigi-nalcommunities.DeneNationalChiefBillErasmuswelcomedthenewministeremphasizinghishopethattheywillindeedbeabletoworktogether.TheDeneNationunder-standsandappreciatesthemeaningofworkingtogetherbecauseithasrealeffectwhendealingwiththeenactmentofourinherentrightsinterestsandaddressingthecomplexi-tiesofDenegovernmentbasedonexistingtreatieshesaidinapressrelease.Withinhistenurethathigh-leveldialoguethatthefederalgovernmenthascom-mittedtoisneeded.OrwewillcontinuetohavelegaluncertaintyinregardstopoliticsandtheeconomyofDenendehheadded.WhileNDPAboriginalAffairscriticJeanCrowderwelcomedValcourttothepo-sitionsheexpresseddisap-pointmentthattheportfoliowasnthandedtoamorese-niorminister.Shealsoquestionedhowthenewministerwillbeabletoad-dresstheIdleNoMoremove-mentsweepingthecountry.Unfortunatelythenewministersstatementaccept-ingthispositionrepeatedthesametiredConservativelinethatthisgovernmentisonlygoingtoworkwithwillingpartnersandonlyontheprioritiestheConservativesoutlinedshesaid.Asrecentgrassrootspro-testshavedemonstratedCa-nadiansaremovingpasttheoldrhetoricandwantthefed-eralgovernmenttoengageinameaningfulwaywithFirstNationsInuitandMtis.Thenewappointmentcameaspartofaminicabi-netshufe.BritishColumbiaMPKerry-LynneFindlaypreviouslyparliamentarysecretarytotheministerofJusticewaspromotedtoVal-courtsposition.Aswelltwootherport-foliosheldbyValcourthavenowbeenlled.VeteransAf-fairsMinisterStephenBlaneytakesoverfrancophoneissuesandNationalRevenueMinis-terGailSheaaddsresponsi-bilityfortheAtlanticCanadaOpportunitiesAgency.NewAboriginalAffairsministerpledgesworkingtogetherPoliticsFederalPhotoSandyLeeCanNorMinisterLeonaAglukkaqcentreandtherestoftheNorthernConservativeCaucusmeetswiththeGNWTcabinetinYellowknifelastweek. HistoryBlackHistoryMonth9TuesdayFebruary262013ByRENEFRANCOEURFortSmithin1942wasanexcitingplacetobe.ThatswhatEmiliaMer-crediGratrixtoldhersonTonyWhitfordformerNWTCommissionerandMLA.Mercredipassedawayin2005attheageof87butWhitford71stillfondlyrecallsmanyofthevibrantstorieshismotherpassedonaboutthatyear.TheAmericanarmyhadcometotheNorthwestTerri-toriesthatJune.Theywouldstayforjustoverayearwork-ingtoboostAlaskasdefenceaftertheassaultatPearlHar-bour.ThatperiodmarkedthersttimemanyNorthernersmetAfrican-Americans.TheUnitedStateswasespe-ciallyconcernedaboutJapa-neseattacksastheyshippedpetroleumtotheirAlaskanbaseviathePaciccoast.AssuchtheCANOLCanadianOilProjectwasborn.Theprojectwouldseethecon-structionofapipelinefromNormanWellstoWhitehorseGratrixbefriendedanum-berofthesoldiersandsoldthemhomemadepiesanddidtheirlaundryWhitfordsaid.Twoorthreeofthemwouldsitthereonthefrontstepsofthehouseandcutthesepiesshedsoldthemintofourbigpiecesandeatthemrightthere.Mymommadegoodmoneyonthat...Wedgetspecialfavoursfromthemtheydbringoverawholejeepfullofbigcansofhambaconpiellingforcherryandraisinpies.TheChristmasEveservicein1942wasanothermemo-rableevent.MymothersaidtherewasnothingonearththatcouldmatchthesingingofSilentNightbythesehundredsandhundredsoftroops.Tearscameinyoureyesshetoldusbecausetheywereallsadbecausetheywereawayfromhome.HoweverWhitfordsaidhismothermadereferencetoanumberofunpleasanteventsconnectedtotheStrugglesofidentityandbe-longingwereproblemstobesolved.BurkehasmadehishomeonVancouverIslandandisstilltryingtoobtainhisIn-dianstatus.WhenthesoldiersweretransferredtoNormanWellsintheearlyautumnof1943Whitfordsmotherhadverylittlecorrespondencewiththesoldiersshedbefriended.Shedheardtheydallbeenmostlyshippedover-seasafterwards.ShefeltandIdontknowhowsheknewthatmanyofthetroopsinSmithhaddiedintheislandsspecicallytheBattleofTar-awaIthinkWhitfordsaid.Remnantsof1942arestillstrewnthroughouttown.WhitfordfoundburiedcorrodedBriggsStrat-tonenginesandboxesofhammersdownontheSlaveRiverbankwheretheland-slideoccurredin1968.Ilearnedthearmyscol-onelbulldozedoneoftheirwarehousesdownintotheSlave.Thewarehouseshadbeenlocatedrightontheriverbankin42.Thisonehadbeenbadlydamagedwhenarewassetbyaspy.AccordingtoWhitfordsstoriesthetroopsabandonedmanyoftheirbelongingswhentheyleftincludingjeepsandambulancessomeofwhichcanstillbefoundonCalderAvenuehesaid.FromwhatIwastolditalmostseemedliketheycameovernightandtheyweregoneovernighthesaid.FebruaryisBlackHis-torymonthinCanadaandtheUnitedStates.RememberingNorthernblackhistoryFormercommissionerretellssoldierstoriesFromwhatIwastolditalmostseemedliketheycameovernightandtheyweregoneovernight.TonyWhitfordFormerNWTCommissionerandMLAarmyspresenceaswellin-cludingcasesofsexualas-saultandendlessghtingbetweenthetownboysandsoldiers.Therewasalotoffunbutmanytribulationstoo.Itchangedthesocialstabil-ityhere.Therewasdrinkingandghtsandromancestak-ingplaceregardlessofmar-riageandthatdidcausesomedifficulties...Ithinktherewereabout10childrenthatresultedfromthatyearchil-drenwithFortSmithmoth-ersandblackfatherstheyneverknew.OneofthosechildrenisartistRobertBurkewhosemotherwasChipewyanandfatherwasanAfrican-Amer-icansoldier.BurkeburrowedintotheraciallycomplexissueofhischildhoodthroughoneofhispaintingexhibitionsTheSilentBreed.InhisartiststatementBurkeexplainsthetitleTheAmericanswerepartofaseg-regatedarmyandtheirjobwastoserveaslabourers...Theyworkedunderterribleconditionswithhandtoolssuchasapickshovelaxeandsaw...Mostofthechil-drenneverhadachancetoknowwhotheirfatherswere.Yukon.FromthereoilcouldbetruckedintoAlaska.About1500soldierscametoFortSmithtohandletheshipmentofpipelinemateri-alsonbargesdowntheSlaveRiverbuildanall-weatherair-eldandcarveoutnewwinterroadsfromHayRivertoFortSmithandNormanWells.ThesoldierswhobuilttheirowncampcompletewithasawmillbarracksmesshallandevenatemporaryhospitalwouldalsochangethesocialmakeupofthesmallNortherncommunity.WedhadcontactwithsouthernersbutnotlikewehadwhentheAmericanscame.Theyarrivedanditwastotallydifferent.AllofasuddenyouvegotathousandhandsomeblackmenawayfromtheirhomewithfullpocketssoitwasanexcitingtimeWhitfordsaid.AccordingtothelocalhistorycompilationWoodenBoatsandIronPeoplebySandraDolanthe338thEngineerBattalionstationedinFortSmithwasmadeupof26whiteofcersand1238African-AmericansfromCampClaiborneLouisiana.TheydidntwanttheseguysghtingatthefronttheydidnttrusttheblackssotheyshippedthemNorth.ThatwassadlythetimeWhitfordsaid.PhotocourtesyofMarieSwansonPhotocourtesyofPWNHCAmericansoldierskilltimeononeofthebargesusedtocarrypipelinesuppliesdowntheSlaveRiveracrossGreatSlaveLakeanddowntheMackenzieRivertoNormanWellsaspartoftheCANOLProjectduringtheSecondWorldWar.TheAmericanarmybandjamstothejazzhitJumpinattheWoodsideinFortSmithwhereabattalionofmostlyblacksoldierswerestationedin1942. 10TuesdayFebruary262013ThankYou2013SponsorsDoorPrizeSponsorsOtherSponsorsSyncrudeCanadaoneofthebiggestsponsorsyearlyalsoLakeshoreContractingAtcoElectricMcMurrayAviationNorthwesternAirLeaseChipManufacturingChadisNorthernStore244RowesCon-structionNuneeHealthBoardSocietyKeyanoCollegeMtisLocalMikisewCreeFirstNationLacLaBicheSportingRegionalMunicipal-ityofWoodBuffaloMikisewTechServicesTotalCFWEandAlbertaEnvironmentandForestry.ThankstoJenniferVoyageurandtheNorthernStoreforticketsales.Weapologizetoanypersonororganizationwehavehavemissed.FortChipewyanFishingDerbyBoatMotorTrailer-FrankMarcelQuad-HankPietersmaforcomingandsupportingourgreatcommunityandsincerelylookforwardtowelcomingyoubackforthe15thAnnualFishingDerbynextyearWeThankEveryone1stPlace6000LorraineAlberts3.56kg74cmTrout2ndPlace5000LouieLadouceur2.91kg72cmTrout3rdPlace4000RoyCampbell2.63kg89cmJack4thPlace3000KylieFlett2.16kg88cmJack5thPlace2000SheldonFlett1.80kg83cmJack6thPlace1000ErnestThacker1.65kg63.2cmJack7thPlace800FlorenceLizotte1.62kg84cmJackTheFortChipewyanFishingDerbyCommitteeCongratulationstothisyearswinners1stPlace2ndPlace3rdPlace4thPlace5thPlace6thPlace7thPlaceGrandPrizeWinnersBoatMotorTrailerQuadOnceagainsincerethanksfromtheFortChipewyanFishingDerbyCommittee2013wouldliketothankalloursponsorsparticipantsandvolunteersfortheircontributiontothe201314thAnnualFortChipewyanFishingDerbyheldonFebruary162013attheLakeFront.Thankstothegenerousmonetaryanddoorprizedonationsandsupportfromoursponsorscommunityyear.ThisyearwasnoexceptionWehadagreatderbyparticipantsfrommanycommunitiesandagenuinelyall-aroundcleansportandClarisVoyageurJerryVoyageurJenniferVoyageurScottFlettDarleeneNicholsonLucyFraserDebbieSandbergLyndaMartenJohnnyFraserByRENEFRANCOEURForscienceteacherThanaRahimeveryoneofthestu-dentsshestaughtoverthepastsevenyearsatYellowknifesSt.PatrickHighSchoolhavebeenlikeherownchildren.Ifeellikeamothertoallofmystudents.IwanttoseethemachievetheirhighestgoalsandpraisethemIwanttoseethemenjoylearningIwantthemtotellmewhattheygoontodowiththeirlivesRahimtoldTheJournal.Sowhentheroleswerere-versedandaformerphysicsstudentofRahimswantedtoseeherrecognizedforherhardworkattheschoolshewasdeeplymoved.AimeGauthiernowaminingengineeringstudentatQueensUniversityinKings-tonOntariosubmittedaletterofthankstoRahimthroughtheThankYouforMakingaDifferenceTYFMADinitia-tivepresentedannuallybytheNorthwestTerritoriesTeach-ersAssociationNWTAAduringEducationWeekwhichranFeb.18-22.OfallmyteacherssheRahimhadthemostsigni-cantimpactonwhereIendeduptodayandshecontinuestoinspiremyfutureGauthierwrote.Sheranfrequenttu-torialsandstayedlateintheevenings...ShesalifelongeducatorandtheNWTisluckytohaveher.Theinitiativestarted15yearsagocollectsandshareswrittensubmissionsfromcurrentstudentsabouthowacertainteacherhasimpactedthem.Theawardinitiativesawonly29submissionstherstyearitran.Thisyeartherewerecloseto2800NWTTApresidentGaylaMeredithsaid.WinningsubmissionsfromYellowknifeandtherestoftheNWTaredrawnatrandomwiththechosenstudentsandthewinningteacherstheynom-inatedreceivinggrandprizes.HighschoolteacherAnnieCassonfromKlemDeneSchooltheNdiloCommunitySchoolinYellowknifeandChuckLirettefromHayRiversDiamondJennessHighSchooleachwonaFirstAirsponsoredtrip.Thestudentswhonomi-natedthemtookhomealaptop.WinnerswereannouncedinFortSmithattheTYF-MADgrandnalecelebra-tionlastFridaythenaldayofEducationWeek.RahimwasalsoinFortSmithtoacceptaspecialone-timeawardhandedoutinrecogni-tionofNWTTAsdiamondju-bileeyearthe60thanniversaryawardthatcelebratesateachernominatedbyapaststudentin-steadofacurrentone.WhenIfoundoutaboutAi-messubmissionIjustcriedandcried.ItsreallyfromtheheartRahimsaid.WhenyoureadtheexcerptssubmittedbystudentsIknowthewordswillspeaktoallofyou.ReallytheprizesarethewordsMeredithsaidtothecrowdoflocaleducatorsgatheredinFortSmithforthecelebration.Teachersteachbecausetheycare.Thisisinhonourofallofyouandthechal-lengesyouface.NWTteacherstouchedbystudentswordsonEducationWeekEducationTeachersPhotoReneFrancouerYellowknifeteacherThanaRahimleftacceptsherThankYouforMakingaDifferenceawardfromNWTTApresidentGaylaMeredithlastFridayinFortSmith. 11TuesdayFebruary262013EveryoneisWelcomeFORTSMITHEveryoneisWelcomeTuesdayMarch5200p.m.400p.m.RoaringRapidsHallDoorPrizesandSnacksProvidedCOMMUNITYFORUMCOMMUNITYFORUMFORTSMITHCOMMUNITYWELLNESSPLANNINGFormoreinformationpleasecall872-6257. 12TuesdayFebruary262013ArtsCultureHeritageWeekByRENEFRANCOEURStudentgroupshadthechancetosneakapeekattheinnerworkingsoftheNorthernLifeMuseuminFortSmithlastweekaspartofHeritageWeekcelebra-tionsacrosstheNorthwestTerritoriesFeb.18-24.Themuseumisaimingtobemoreinteractiveandhands-onwithvisitorsex-ecutivedirectorMathieuDoucetsaidandHeritageWeekprovidedtheper-fectexcusetotrysome-thingnew.ThirteendifferentgroupsfromJosephB.Tyrrellel-ementaryschoolP.W.Kae-serHighSchoolAuroraCollegeandevenagroupfromtheFortSmithCor-rectionalComplextouredthemuseumandtheusu-allyoff-limitswarehousethroughouttheweek.Wecouldhavedonejustabasicpresentationtorec-ognizeHeritageWeekbutwewantedtooffersome-thingspecificaspecialbehind-the-scenestourDoucetsaid.WedontwanttohaveamuseuminFortSmithjustforthesakeofhavingamuseum.Wewantpeopletoutilizeittoitsmaximumpotential.HeritageWeektoursarejusttherststep.Wewanttodospeciceducationalprogrammingwewanttobuyperiodcostumesforkidstotryonasadifferentlearningmedium.Themuseumhasap-proximately17000arte-facts.AbouttwopercentofthatisondisplayasisthecasewithmostmuseumsDoucetsaid.TheHeritageWeektoursshowedoffalltheadditionalartefactsinstorageinclud-ingtaxidermiedanimalscentury-oldbeadworkandtextilesoldlettersandpho-tosvintagesaddlessewingmachinestelephonesandradiosjusttonameafew.AsfarasDoucetknowsbehind-the-scenestourshaveneverbeenofferedatNorthernLife.ThestuffedwolfismyfavouriteOlieJohnson7saidashissplitGrade23classdartedaroundtheware-houseeagerlyopeningtheheavygreenstoragedrawersafterabriefdiscussionwithDoucetonhowthemuseumkeepstrackofitsartefacts.IlikeseeingoldgunsclassmateKianBerro8addedstaringintentlyatthelimited-edition1970Win-chesterNorthwestTerrito-riesCentennialriebroughtoutbymuseumeventscoor-dinatorDianeSeals.TourswereofferedinbothFrenchandEnglish.Inadditiontotheware-housecomponentDoucetofferedasmallworkshopwhereheexplainedhowthemuseumcollectspreservesandstoresartefacts.WelearnedyoucanttouchanythingwithyourhandsTraceArey7said.Youhavetoalwaysputonthosewhitegloves.AccordingtoDoucetthetourswereasuccesswithsomeclassesschedulingadditionaltours.ThetourshopefullyalsohelpedstudentsintheirownprojectsfortheupcomingannualHeritageFairsatJBTandPWKheadded.NWTHeritageFairsSo-cietysTerritorialShowcasewillbeheldinFortSmiththisyearfromMay9-12andwilldisplay50spe-ciallyselectedprojectsfromstudentsinGrades4to9.Studentssnarerarebehind-the-scenesmuseumtourforHeritageWeekPhotosReneFrancoeurNorthernLifeeventscoordinatorDianeSealsexplainshowtohandleartefactssuchasthe1970WinchesterNorthwestTerritoriesCentennialriewithcare.OlieJohnson7sayshisfavouriteartefactisthestuffedwolf.MuseumdirectorMathieuDoucetshowsGabrielleVienneausGrade23classhowthemuseumdisplayssomeofits17000artefacts.KianBerro8takesapeekathiddenfursthemuseumkeepsinitswarehouse. 13TuesdayFebruary262013ArtsCultureMusicIndustryTourismByMEAGANWOHLBERGFrancophoneeconomicdevelopmentagenciesintheNWTYukonandNunavuthavelaunchedamarketingcampaigndesignedtoen-ticeQuebectouriststomakethetrekNorthfortheirnextvacation.ThecampaignwhichwillrunFeb.18toMar.31in-cludestelevisionandonlineadvertisementsaswellasapresenceatconsumerandtradeeventsplayingontheCanadasNorthbrandthatwaslaunchedduringtheVan-couver2010Olympics.TheConseildedvel-oppementconomiquedesTerritoiresduNord-OuestCDTNOalongwithCar-refourNunavutandtheAs-sociationfranco-yukonnaiseAFYareleadingthecam-paignastheFrancophoneTourismConsortium.Thiscampaignisanop-portunitytopresentonebi-lingualuniedmessageandapowerfulimageacrossthecountrythusmaximizingourmarketingeffortsAn-dranneLaportedirectorofCDTNOsaidinapressrelease.FrenchCanadianswillbeencouragedtovisitthelenordcanadien.cawebsitetoseephotosreadstoriesandwatchvideosofallthreeterritories.FortheNWTthewebsitefocusesontravelexperienceslikedrivingoniceroadsdogsleddingshingviewingtheauroraborealisandembark-ingonanassortmentofwateradventuresfromwhitewaterpaddlingtowaterfallvisits.AFrenchtelevisioncom-mercialwillbeairedonCBCRadio-CanadaCanalDRDIandRDSinQuebec.Onlineadswillbefeaturedoncanoe.caandMtoMdia.TheconsortiumwillalsohaveaboothattheOutdoorandAd-ventureTravelShowinOt-tawainMarchandwillmakeaspecialinvite-onlypresen-tationtotravelprofessionalsattheMountainEquipmentCo-opinMontreal.ThemarketingcampaignisbeingfundedbytheCana-dianNorthernEconomicDe-velopmentAgencyCanNor.TerritorieslaunchtourismcampaignenfranaisTheAuroraBorealisoneofthemajordrawsfortouriststotheNWTdanceaboveAuroraVillageinYellowknife.PhotoNorthwestTerritoriesTourismByRENEFRANCOEURInspiringyouthespeciallyAboriginalyouthtogrowandpersevereinapositivewayisthegoalbehindschoolandcommunityworkshopsfromoneofBCsaward-winningrappers.K.A.S.P.alsoknownasRobSawanstoppedinFortSmithlastweekaspartofhisrstmotivationalspeak-ingtourintheNorthwestTerritories.Itsimportanttoknowyourculturewhereyoucomefromandwhoyouarebe-foreyoudiveintoanythingwhetherthatshiphoporbe-comingateacherorwhat-everhetoldacrowdofal-most50gatheredintheJo-sephB.TyrrellelementaryschoolgymlastMondayevening.EarlierhespoketoGrades45and6studentsaboutself-esteembuildingandhowtoidentifyandpreventbully-ingaspartofhisnewproj-ecttourcalledSaveManyInLovingEveryoneSMILE.ItwassocoolWynterTrudeau10said.Attheendeveryonegotupandstarteddancing.ThegymwasjustfullofdancingJeanetteLockhartsaidher11year-olddaughterLillyanenjoyedSawansschooldayworkshopsomuchshein-sistedthefamilyalsoattendtheeveningsession.ShetoldmeHesthebombLockhartlaughed.AspartoftheworkshopSawanshareshisdifcultstoryofphysicalabusemo-lestationdrugstheimpactofresidentialschoolsonhisfamilyandthefreedomhefoundinmusic.Myparentsdidntknowhowtobeparentsandtheresidentialschoolswereabigpartofwhythemulti-nationalAboriginalmusicawardwinnerandnomineesaid.GrowingupinEastVan-couverhewatchedhisfa-theraformerheroinad-dictanddrugdealergetstabbedandwitnessedafriendsarmshotoff.HediscoveredhiphopbyaccidentallystumblingacrossatapecassetteonthestreetonedaywhichturnedouttobeanN.W.A.albumanAmericanhiphopgroupfromthelate80s.Afterwinningaradiocon-testhewasonthefastpathtofameandwentontoclaimmultipleawardswithhisfor-mergroup7thGeneration.Butby2008myegohadgottomeandIwasdepressedanddidntevenknowitdrinkingtoomuchsneakingdrinkshesaid.ItwasSawanswifeElaineAlecwhotalkedhimintoattendingalife-changingseminarwhichinturntriggeredhisownworkshops.Iwantyoutolookatmeandmystoryandknowyoucandoanythingcomeupfromanythinghesaid.Ispeakfromtheheart.IncorporatinghisAb-originalcultureintohissongsisapriorityascanbeheardonhisnewsingleIntertribalfeaturingpowwowmusicfromthegroupNorthernCree.Sawanalsosmudgesbe-foreeachofhisworkshops.Thesmellofsweetgrassletshimknowhisgrandfatherandfatherbothsincede-creasedarewithhimandguidinghimhesaid.IusecultureasmuchasIcanbecausethatswhathiphopisabouttomeexpress-ingyourself.Itsnotabouthowmanyringsyougotonhowmuchyousmokeordrinkthemoneyhesaid.Hiphoptalksaboutwhereyouvebeenandwhatyoudidandwhatyouwanttoaccomplish.SawanstourpresentedbytheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilandtheNWTsdepartmentofMu-nicipalandCommunityAf-fairsMACAisallaboutkeepingitfreshtoresonatewiththestudentsPeterDanielsMACAsyouthandvolunteerofcersaid.Wearealwaystryingtobringinmotivationalstuffwithatraditionalcompo-nent.WithrolemodelslikeK.A.S.P.wehopetheyreachouryouthandinstilposi-tiveandhealthylifestylechoices.SawanalsotalkedtostudentsinHayRiverKatlodeecheFortResolu-tionandFortProvidenceaspartofhisve-daytour.Award-winninghiphopartisttalksanti-bullyingandculturewithNWTstudentsPhotoReneFrancoeurCanadianhiphopartistK.A.S.P.meetswithFortSmithstudentslastMondayintheJBTgymtosharehislifestorytalkanti-bullyingandrapafewofhishitsongs. 14TuesdayFebruary262013WelookforwardtocontinuingtosupporttheVeteransSeniorsandYouthofFortSmithinthefuture.TeRoyalCanadianLegionBranch239waspleasedtomakethefollowingdonationsin2012TotalDonationsin2012....................10088595NikitaHehnSupportforOverseasVolunteering..........................................2000.00SutherlandHouseSingleParentChristmasLunch............................................701.81FortSmithFishDerbyPrizesForYouthCategory..........................................500.00MeganWalshAttendForumForYoungCanadians........................................895.00PWKHighSchoolBenLesserVisit................................................................1500.00AlbertaNWTCommandPolioFund................................................................976.10AlbertaNWTCommandYouthFund...........................................................1464.50RCMPRegimentalBallTVForAuction...........................................................503.00DanielRohneAttendaNationalBadminstonTournament........................1100.00CanadianWarMuseumOperationVeteran....................................................2000.00FortSmithCadetsOperationalCosts............................................................16049.04FortSmithSeniorsSociety2012SeniorGames............................................2100.00FortSmithVolunteerFireDept.PurchaseThermalEnergyCamera................6210.00PWKHighSchoolScholorship............................................................................250.00FortSmithAnimalShelterAnnualCalendar.................................................3000.00NorthernLightsSpecialCareHomePurchaseaShadowBox...................1000.00PWKHighSchoolL.HobartMemorialVolleyballTournament...............7000.00BrendenLeguerrierAttendCampinEdmonton...........................................3850.00CalistaBurkeAttendBiathalonCamp.............................................................1522.00WoodBuffaloNationalParkPineLakePicnic..............................................1000.00ThebachaWoodBuffaloAstronomicSocietyYouthAstronomyCamp........500.00TheHospitalActivityBookForChildren.............................................................229.95PWKHighSchoolPlaqueForTopAttendance.................................................25.00PelicanRapidsGolfCourseMerchantsGolfTournamentYouthSeniorPrizes...500.00AlbertJewellAssistMemberinNeed.................................................................500.00GaylenPischingerAttendHockeyAcademy..................................................3500.00OliviaVillebrunAttendPowershiftConference..............................................500.00AlicaKorolAttendRCLSponsoredTrackFieldMeet.............................1750.00UncleGabesFriendshipCenterLunchProgram..........................................5000.00AlzeimersSocietyDonation.............................................................................1501.80JBTSchoolSnackProgram................................................................................7000.00PWKHighSchoolSnackProgram..................................................................7000.00NeldaBourkeAssistMemberinNeed...............................................................500.00RCLBranch239PurchaseElectricScooter.................................................2661.75PWKHighSchoolTravelClub.........................................................................2000.00FortSmithExtendedHandChristmasDinner.................................................500.00NorthernLightsSpecialCareHomeChristmasDinner.................................500.00NorthernLightsSpecialCareHomePurchasePortableOxygenTank................3700.00FortSmithMensShelterChristmasDinner......................................................250.00MovemberTeamDarrellLoutit-FundraisingForCancerResearch....................2000.00MovemberTeamFSVFD-FundraisingForCancerResearch...................1000.00RCLBranch239DonationtoCommunityPoppyFund..........................1496.00SutherlandHouseChristmasDinner...............................................................1800.00FortSmithMtisCouncilHostEldersDinner.............................................1500.00FortSmithSkiClubFundraiserfortheFoodBankSeniors......................1350.00ByMEAGANWOHLBERGNearly70artistsfromtheNorthwestTerritorieswilldescendonOttawaalongwithcohortsfromNunavutYukonNunavikandGreen-landforthersteverNorthernScenefestivaltakingplaceattheendofApril.TheofciallineupforthefestivalwasannouncedonMondayalongwithannounce-mentsofprogramdetailsin-cludingconcertstheatreper-formancesfoodandcraftfairsandartexhibitstakingoverthenationscapitalfromApr.25toMay4.Musiciansactorsstory-tellersvisualartistsauthorsandfashiondesignersmakeupthediversegroupcomingfromtheNWT.FestivalhighlightsincludeaCircumpolarSoundscapefeaturingcontemporarymusicbyLeelaGildayandthreeotherwomenartistsfromtheArcticonthefestivalsopeningnight.OthermusiciansmakingtheirwaytothestagewillincludeYellowknifesDanaSiposDigawolfGreyGrittLeanneGooseandthesoundsofddlersWesleyHardistyandRichardLafferty.ICountMyselfAmongThemaradioplayadaptedfromNWTauthorRichardVanCampsshortstoryofthesamenamewillbeperformedbyalivecastofAboriginalactorsonthenightofApr.28.Di-rectedbyYellowknifeactorandplaywrightRenelttaArluktheplayfeaturessounddesignandalivescorebyfellowYel-lowknifersTravisMercrediandBrendanCallas.BenNindisbringinghisHerdofNWTersheadingtoOttawasNorthernSceneplayTasteoftheWildcattobeperformedatthereplicaWildcatCafeintheCanadianMuseumofCivilization.NindisalsoorganizingastorytellingshowcasefromtheNorthwestTerritoriesincludingtheyarnspinningtalentsofAnthonyFoliotJimGreenMoiraColemanPatBradenRiaColemanandScottMcQueen.AaronGodsonHernan-dezalsoofYellowknifewillberampingupthepartyvibewithhishiphopattheSWARMpartyandfashionshowonFridayApr.26.TheDehchoDrummersandInuvikDrumDancerswillbepartofamusicalperformancespectacleonApr.28teamingupwiththeDakhkKhwanDancersofYukontosharethediversityofdrumdancingtraditionsthroughouttheNorth.ThehotmeatyeatsofYel-lowknifesWiseGuyFoodstruckchefRobinWasicunawillbefeaturedaspartoftheNorth-SouthFusioncu-linaryeventontheeveningofMay1.Over30artistswillhavetheirworkshowcasedinartandfilmexhibitionsandfashionshowsaroundthecity.TheNorthernSceneisthesixthinaseriesofbiannualnationalfestivalsproducedbytheNationalArtsCentreinOttawawhichkickedoffwithAtlanticScenein2003.With250participantsitpromisestobethelargestgatheringeverofNorthernartistssouthofthe60thparallel.PhotocourtesyofNACArtsCultureMusicYellowknifesDanaSiposisoneofthemusicianslineduptopeformattheNorthernScenefestivalinOttawaattheendofApril. 15TuesdayFebruary262013PlanningandPreparationforthe2013Frolicsiswellunderway.WoodFroMarch7-102013LetsFrolicWoodBuffaloFrolics2013March7toMarch10FinalscheduleDoorsopenatnoon.IronChefofMeatballscrownedinFortSmithAboveLastSaturdaynightFortSmithsRoaringRapidsHallwasthesceneofthemuchanticipatedIronChefMeatballseventafunlledeveningandfund-raiserforcancer.EventorganizerBarbaraClarkcentreisankedbyhertroopofmeatballanddessertchefsfromlefttorightBeckieLinakerAnnaKikoakMathieuDoucetKatieHicksJoannGauthierLynnNapierBuckleyDeriseRehmKeithBartonJanieHobartandMarnieVilleneuve.FarleftBarbaraClarkrightpresentsBeckieLinakerwithaprizeaftershewaswasvotedBestMeatballChefbytheover150participantspresentwhotestedsevendifferentmeatballentres.RightOneofapanelofthreejudgesMayorBradBraketastetestswinningchefMarnieVilleneuvesdessertentryofcaramelinfusedchocolatechiffoncake.PhotosDonJaqueHealthWellnessCancerFundraisingIRONCHEFBECKIESWINNINGMEATBALLS178cupsundilutedevaporatedmilk112lbs.groundbeef12cupnecrackercrumbs1egg12cupchoppedonion1tbsp.preparedmustard112tsp.salt18tsp.pepperPhyllopastryMixallingredientsexceptphyllotogether.Shapethemixtureintomeatballs.Layoutthephyllopastryandcuttwolayersinto3-4inchsquares.Brushwithbuer.Wrapmeat-ballsinphylloandbakeat350for30min-utes.Servewithasauceofyourchoice. 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20TuesdayFebruary262013ByJACKDANYLCHUKTheNunavutImpactRe-viewBoardNIRBhassetthestageforpublichearingsthatwilldeterminehowandwhenminingcompaniestapvastmineraldepositsthatliebeneaththecalvinggroundsoftheBathurstcaribouherd.NunavutsshareoftheSlaveGeologicProvinceisarelativelyuntouchedtrovebutseveralnewminesareplannedfortheregiononceisolatedbydistanceandicethatisfastdisappearingfromArcticwaters.ThedevelopmentsarechallengingthecapacityofregulatorsandFirstNationstokeeppacealongwiththefutureofthestrugglingBathurstcaribouherdandcoulddiminishYellowknifesstatusasthesupplybaseforexplorationandminingintheWesternArctic.ThefederalgovernmentwilldecidesometimethisyearonarecommendationfromtheNIRBforafullpublicreviewofMMGRe-sourcesLtd.ssprawlingIzokLakeproject260kmsouthofKugluktuk.MMGasubsidiaryoftheChinesestate-ownedChinaMinmetalswantstobeginworkonthesiteinlate2014beforetheregulatoryprocessiscompleteandtheIzokproj-ectcouldbeproducingzinccopperandleadby2018.TheIzokprojectinvolvestwoseparateminesthatre-quiredrainingfourlakes350kmofroadstwoairstripscampsfor1100workersandaportatGraysBay180kmeastofKugluktukcapableNunavutportprojectachallengetoYellowknifeofberthingshipsof50000tonnes.WinterroadsalreadyreachintotheheartoftheregionandMMGwillusetheTibbett-Contwoytoiceroadtoferrysuppliesduringconstruction.Butwhentheminesareoper-atingMMGplanstorelypri-marilyontheportandtrans-portationnetworkofairstripsandroads.Anotherportthatcouldservetheregionhasbeenplannedformorethanade-cade.SabinaGoldandSilverboughtthemoribundBathurstInletportandroadprojectin2011tosupplyitsmineatBackRiver.EarlierthismonthNIRBsaidSabinaanditspartnerXzastraZinccouldpickupwheretheinquiryintotheBathurstportleftoffin2004butaskedtheproponentsforanupdatedproposalwithmoredetailonpotentialimpactsontheenvironment.MMGSabinaandXza-stracoulddecidetoshareaportassomeintervenerssuggestedtotheNIRB.TheportcouldalsosupplyfutureminesintheregionandtakebusinessfromYellowknife.TheNWTCanadianParksandWildernessSocietyques-tionedwhethertheIzokroadandportarefeasiblewithoutsupportfromotherminede-velopersintheregion.NinemineprojectsareproposedorunderreviewintheKitikmeotregionandcarrythepotentialforincreasedfragmentationoflargelyundisturbedcaribouhabitattheNIRBstatedinaDec.16lettertoJohnDun-canministerofAboriginalandNorthernDevelopmentCanada.TheNIRBbelievesthatthepotentialforcumula-tiveecosystemicandrelatedsocio-economiceffectsre-quirethoroughconsiderationtofullyunderstandtheim-plicationsofthisproposedproject.TheprojectmayhavesignicantadverseeffectsontheecosystemwildlifehabitatorInuitharvestingactivitiessocio-economiceffectsonNorthernersandinvolvestechnologicalinno-vationsforwhichtheeffectsareunknownPhillipKad-lumNIRBvice-chairmansaidinthelettertoDuncan.Morethan400individu-alsenvironmentaladvo-cacygroupsFirstNationsandgovernmentsregisteredconcernsabouttheproject.ManypointedoutthattheBathurstherdhasonlyre-centlystabilizedaftera90percentdropinpopulationoverthepast25years-ade-clinesteepenoughtocurtailhunting-andmanyfeartheminesmightdisruptrecovery.TheKitikmeotInuitAsso-ciationandNunavutgovern-mentalsocalledforareviewbutsupporttheprojectforitseconomicstimulusalthoughthesparsely-populatedregionwillbehardpressedtolltheanticipated1100constructionand710miningjobs.ThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriestoldtheNIRBitisparticularlyconcernedthattherecoveryofthecaribouherdmaybedelayednecessitatingexten-sionsonharvestrestrictionsintheNWTresultingincon-tinuedhardship.TheDeneNationLutselKeDeneandYellowknivesDenerejectedtheMMGprojectoutright.TheTlichowantsthehighestlevelofreviewandaseatonthere-viewboardandtheCanadianArcticResourceCommitteewantsastudyoftransporta-tionoptionsfortheregionbeforetheNIRBapprovesanyfurtherprojects.ByJACKDANYLCHUKAftersearchingforayeartondabuyerfortwomoth-balleddiamondfactoriestheterritorialgovernmentappearstobeinnorushtocompletethe1.9millionsaletoDeepakInternationalLtd.Aweekbeforeheem-barkedonadiamondfact-ndingmissiontoEuropeandAfricainJanuaryIn-dustryTourismandInvest-mentMinisterDavidRam-sayrevealedthatDeepakKumaraformerITIem-ployeewasnegotiatingtopurchasethetwobuildingsonwhatwasDiamondRowinYellowknife.AspartofthedealRam-saysaidDeepakInternationalLtd.wouldgetapprovedNWTdiamondmanufac-turerstatusgivingitaccesstoaportionof10percentofroughdiamondsminedintheterritoryanduseofthepolarbeartrademark.ButtheJan.31closingdateforthesaleoftheDiamondRowbuildingsthelatestinaseriesofmisseddead-linescameandwentwith-outwordfromKumarorthegovernment.KumardidnotreplytoemailedquestionsaboutthesalebutRamsaysofcesaidDeepakInternationalisbusysecuringspecialtyequipmentrecruitingpersonnelwork-ingonroughdiamondsup-plycontractsanddevelopingmarketinganddistributionchannels.EvertBothawhosefathertaughtdiamondcuttingandpolishingatAuroraCollegeinYellowknifeforsevenyearsalsolookedatthetwoDiamondRowproperties.TheBothafam-ilyoperatesadiamondmanu-facturingplantinPrinceAlbertandconsideredexpandingtheirbusinesstotheNWT.MyfatherandmotherlivedsevenyearsinYellow-knifeandenjoyedtheexperi-enceBothasaidinaJournalinterview.Butitisjusttooexpensivetooperatethere.Everythingcostsmorehous-ingtransportation.Forthosereasonswedidnotmakeanofferonthebuildings.KumararrivedinCanadafromIndiain2003andset-tledinBehchokowherehehelddownthreejobswhilelookingforlargeropportu-nities.In2006hemovedtoEdmontonandbeganexport-ingcutandpolishedCanadiandiamondstobuyersinAsia.KumarsaidthatinIndiahisfamilyhasbeeninthediamondandjewelrybusi-nessformanygenerationswithoutin-depthunderstand-ingtechnicalknow-howandexperienceitisimpossibletobesuccessfulinthisverycomplexbusiness.Iamaself-madesuccessstoryoftheNWTKumarsaidinanemailafterRam-saysannouncement.WhileIwasworkingmanyjobsroundtheclockIneverlostmyfocusonmydreamtostartmyownCanadiandiamondbusinessandassoonasIhadalittlecapitalsavedItotallyleftthejobsandstartedmybusiness.AlthoughtheterritorialgovernmenthasabroadarrayofprogramsthatcouldhelpacompanylikeDeepakIn-ternationalKumarsaidthatwithouroperationnotevenasinglepennyoftaxpayersmoneyisonthelineinanymanner.IalwaysthoughtthatIcoulddothingsdifferentlyandwhenin2011theGNWTwasadvertisingtheopportu-nityIdecidedtoconsideritandhereweareatthebegin-ningofanexcitingjourneyKumarsaidinanemail.LookingbackitsalongjourneythatstartedinthesmallcommunityofNWTRae-EdzobysellingGNWT-certieddiamondsonlinewhichledtowhole-saledistributionandinafairlyshorttimewehavegrownfromtheArctictotheGreatWallofChinaKumarsaid.DeepakInternationalLtd.willundoubtedlyplayanim-portantroleinthecontinueddevelopmentoftheCana-diandiamondindustry.Myvisionistocreateaglobalfootprintforpolarbearbranddiamondshesaid.YellowknifediamondrowfactorydealstillnoticedIndustryDiamondsIndustryMiningImageNWTNunavutChamberofMinesNorthwestTerritoriesandNunavutMineralExplorationProjects2012 21TuesdayFebruary262013ByRENEFRANCOEURTherewillbenopleasantsurprisesforNorthernersllingupatthepumpsasgaspricesacrosstheNorth-westTerritoriescontinuetouctuateinthehigherpricerange.Inuvikdriverswerepay-ingoneofthehighestrateslastweekwithpricesteeter-ingabove1.70.Wevehadacouplein-creasesoverthelasttwoweeksBarbLennieman-ageroftheArcticEssoinInuviksaid.Gaswasat1.74attheArcticEssolastWednesday.Lenniesaidsheexpectsthepricetogoupbyafewcentsincomingdays.IdontusuallybotherputtingitupunlessitsathreecentdifferencetomeandactuallyrightnowmymarginismuchlowerthanitnormallyisorIdbeataboutsixcentsmorealitre.ThelasttimegaswentdownwasjustaroundtheendoftheholidayseasonLenniesaid.HayRiverhadoneofthelowestgasratesofthenewyearwhenpricesplummetedto1.129andheldtherefornearlytwoweeksattheendofJanuary.Wewereat1.31beforethenewyearthenitdroppedto1.24then1.12.Nowwerebackupto1.289andIseeitstayingthereforalittlebitanywaysKurtisKingmanageroftheHayRiverEssoServicetoldTheJournallastWednesday.Yellowknifegaspricesre-mainedhighevenwhenHayHighergaspriceskeepontruckinacrossNWTRiverdippedto1.12.Theycontinuetohoveraroundanaverageof1.389.ThepriceatthecapitalsGastownLtd.was1.429lastweek.InFortSmithgashasbeenat1.19forcardlockusersatTDCsinceearlyFebruary.TheRapidCornerStoreandKellysConvenienceStoreandGasBarwerebothat1.30lastweek.MeanwhilethepriceofgasattheCo-opinLutselKehasntmovedfrom1.73sinceOctober.Ourpriceusuallyonlychangesonceayearupordownwhenthenewsup-plywhichcomesinonthebargeeveryAuguststartsbeingused.Thepriceoffuelwasupeverywhereelselastfallsoourpricewentup10centsforthisyeartooBrianGreeneCo-opman-agersaid.NahendehMLAKevinMenicochebroughtuptheissueofxedfuelratesinremotecommunitiesinhouselastTuesday.Thepetroleumproductsdivisionprovidesfueltoanumberofthesesmalltownsinmyriding.FuelisdeliveredinthewinterhoweverthefuelratesaresetinJulyandsoldataxedratethroughouttheyear.Ratescanbeveryhighandputalotofpressureonpeoplewhorelyonthetra-ditionaleconomyhesaid.Iurgethisgovernmenttolookatwaystomakefuelpricesmorefairandreason-able.Oneofthewaystheycandothatisthroughafreightsubsidythatwouldhelpmakeupforthexedcosts.GaswentupeightcentslastMondayattheBigRiverServiceCentreinFortProvi-denceto1.429.TheDehChoBridgehasnotbeenafactordrivingtheratesDaveWilkesBigRiv-ersgeneralmanagersaid.Thebridgehashadaneffectinthatwedonthaveamadrushoftruckersfu-ellingupatthesametime.AndinAprilwhenthereusedtobethateight-weekperiodwithouttheferryoriceroadbusinesswasbad.Thisyearthingsshouldbebetter.AcrossCanadaEdmon-tonhasoneofthebestpumppricesaveragingaround1.097withCalgaryclosebehindat1.126.GaspriceanalystJasonToewssaidhedbesurprisedtoseegaspricesgobelowadollarperlitreintheNWT.Thistimeofyearren-eriesliketodotheirmainte-nancesowhathappensisweendupwithabitofasupplyshortageacrossthecountrydrivingpricesupToewsco-founderoftheGasBuddy.comwebsitesaid.HigherpricesincertaincentreslikeYellowknifeareallaboutlocationheadded.Inthemoreremoteorruralareasthefewergasstationsthereareandthelesscom-petitivetheyarewitheachotherhesaid.Nowtheywanttoavoidtryingtoseemliketheyregougingconsum-ersbutcertainlythereslesspressuretohaveagreatgaspricelikeinmajorcitieshesaid.AccordingtothewinterenergyoutlookfromCana-dasNationalEnergyBoardpricesareexpectedtoaver-agebetween1.20and1.40acrossthecountrythisseason.Americansarealsogrum-blingaboutpocket-emptyingll-upsatthepumps.Theaveragepriceforagal-lonofgasolineacrosstheUSisupto3.67agallona12centincreasefromthepastweekand42centsfromthepastmonth.ByRENEFRANCOEURThenewpresidentoftheFortSmithChamberofCommerceresurrectedin2012afterathreeyearhiatusplanstohoneinonshort-termandlong-termstrategydevelopmentin-creasethechambersmem-bershipandtargetsportstourismin2013.FormermayorJanieHo-bartvotedinby11attend-ingmemberslastWednes-daynightatthechambersannualgeneralmeetingistakingthehelmfromoutgoingpresidentDanaJackson.Wehavetoworkonamembershipdrivetogetmorebusinessesin-volvedincludinghomeoccupationsshetoldTheJournal.Weneedabroaderrangeofthebusinesswehave.Lastyearwehad43businessesregisteredwiththechamberbutthereareover200businesslicencesoutthere.Othermembersofthe2013executiveincludeTDCContractingco-ownerMarieSwansonastreasurerNorth-westernAirgeneralandop-erationsmanagerBrianHar-roldassecretaryandCABConstructionpresidentCraigBrowneasdirectoratlarge.Jacksonwasvotedinasvicepresident.Denitelyfor2013therehastobeafocusonstrategicplanningaswedidntgettothatin2012.SowellfocusonwhatwewanttodointhefutureandimmediategoalsJacksonsaid.Anexecutivemeetingtodiscussgoalsisplannedforlaterthisweek.Noimmedi-ategoalshavebeenset.Atthenextgeneralmeet-inginMarchmembersatlargewillestablishastra-tegicplanforcriticalgoalsbothin2013andforthreetoveyearsdowntheroadHobartsaid.Wewantpeopletomoveherelivehereshophereworkhere.Itstimetolookatmorelong-termsustain-ableeconomicstrategiesin-steadofjustoneShopLocalweekendkicksotospeakJacksonadded.Hobartalsomentionedtheimportanceofrecogniz-ingthepotentialforsportstourisminFortSmithforbusinesses.Wealreadyhaveasportstourisminfrastructureinplacesuchasourbrandnewtrackthevolleyballtourna-mentinthefallwherewehave56teamscompetingshesaid.MostkidswhentheytravelupNorththeybring200tospend.Soletsgetthebusinessesinvolvedandhavethingsforthemtospendtheirmoneyon.MayorBradBrakewasalsopresentatlastWednes-daysmeetingandspokeaboutwhatneedstobeimprovedinthebusinesscommunity.FortSmithisunder-performingandweneedexistingbusinessestoprovideinvestmentinunder-marketedareassuchaswintertourismandspe-cialsportingevents.Eachnewsuccessfuleventbringsmuchneededdol-larsintoourcommunity.Itcouldbeassimpleasadonationorsecondingstaffandequipmenttoassisthesaidatthemeeting.Heencouragedmorebusi-nessestojointhechambertoputthemfrontandcentreinthecommunity.Theycanuseitasalobbygroupandasamethodofhelpingwithinthecommu-nity.ThatswhatIdliketoseehappenmorebusinessusingthechamberasave-hicleforgoodwillBrakesaid.SmithChamberofCommerceselectsnewexecutiveMayorwantstoseemorebusinessesusechamberasvehicleofgoodwillTransportationGasPricesPoliticsBusinessJanieHobartCharlesDesjarlaisofFortSmithchecksoutthepriceofgasashellshistank.PhotoDonJaqueFilephoto SportsRecreationCurling22TuesdayFebruary26201313024DE0YOUHAVEASTAKEINHOWOURENERGYISRESPONSIBLYDEVELOPEDANDREGULATED.HELPSHAPEALBERTASENERGYFUTURE.TheAlbertaEnergyRegulatorwillbemoreeffectiveandefcientforindustryandlandownerswhilebuildingonourcommitmenttosoundenvironmentalstewardship.HelpshapeenergyregulationthatworksforallAlbertansforthenext50years.Visitenergy.alberta.catocompleteanonlinesurveyandthenplantojointheconversationataspecialpublicinformationeventinthesecommunities.ThursdayFebruary28FortMcMurrayWednesdayMarch6EdmontonNiskuThursdayMarch7GrandePrairieFridayMarch8PeaceRiverManningTuesdayMarch12WhitecourtWEAREPLANNINGFORTHEFUTUREOFENERGYREGULATION.JOINUSASWELOOKAHEAD.WEAREPLANNINGFORTHEFUTUREOFENERGYREGULATION.JOINUSASWELOOKAHEAD.NWTSchoolCurlingChampsshowcasegrowingcurlinginterestamongyouthByRENEFRANCOEURItisntjusttheadultstak-ingcurlingseriouslyacrosstheNWT.TwooutoffourjuniorteamsfromFortSmithre-turnedwithmedalsfromtheNWTSchoolCurlingCham-pionshipsopentoanyoneregisteredinanNWTschoolinHayRiveronFeb.7-10.OneoftheFortSmithju-niorboysteamswalkedawaywiththegoldmedalandtheLittleRocksteamtookhomethebronze.Tenyear-oldJoeSturgeonofFortSmithsaiditwasex-citingtoplayinthegoldmedalgameintheCdivisioninHayRiveragainstateamfromYellowknife.HayRivertookhomethebronze.IntheLittleRocksYel-lowknifewongoldandHayRivertooksilver.Ilikethinkingofstrate-gies.Wehadtodothat.YouneedtohavestrategiesincurlingthatswhyIlikeitSturgeontoldTheJournalduringoneoftheteamsroutineThursdayafternoonpractices.ItsasignthingsaregoingwellonthecurlingicesheetwhenitcomestotheLittleRockscurlersagedsevenandbelowandtheJuniorCDivisionforplayerssevenyears-oldandupcoachNickKaesersaid.Theyrepassionateen-ergetickidsandtheyjustlikecurlingtheyretalkingaboutittotheirfriendsinschoolKaeserwhohasbeencoachingcurlinginFortSmithforthreeyearssaid.Themorewecanattracttothesportthebetter.NWTSchoolCurlingChampionshipscoordinatorGaryHoffmansaidthekidshadaballeachteamplay-ingsixgames.Thereweresmilesaroundallweekend.Sothatsasigntheyrehavingfunhesaid.Curlingkeepsthemontheiceandoutoftroublesoitsgreat.ThejuniorcurlershostedaBringaFriendtoCurl-ingdaylastMondayinFortSmithwhichwasasuccessKaesersaid.Wehad32youngcurlersintotalsotheresdenitelyaninterestandImlookingforwardtoseeingthatgrowandtheteamgrowhesaid.Thecurlersworkonestab-lishingtechniqueatpracticelikethrowingtherockswithleftorrightspinsKaesersaid.FortSmithsHunterVille-neuve9saidshelikescurl-ingforthefriendsshemakesatpractices.Itsfun.Wegettoplaygames...Ilikethrowingtherocksandhangingoutwithmyfriendshere.YkschoolswinbigatseniorbasketballSirJohnFranklinHighSchoolandSt.PatrickschoolweretheoverallchampionsoftheNWTPowerCorp.SeniorBasketballCagerTournamentinYellowknifeFeb.22-24.St.PatrickwonrstplaceinboththeseniorgirlsandjuniorboysdivisionwithSirJohntakingthewinningtitleforjuniorgirlsandseniorboys.TheseniorboysteamfromPWKplacedseventhoverallwinningoneoftheirfivegames90-57againstHayRiver.ItwasthersttimeinnineyearsaFortSmithteamplayedinthecager.PWKwonthebannerformostsportsmanlikeboysteam.HayRivertotakeonYellowknifeinNorthernHockeyTheNorthernHockeyChallengesWestDivisioncontinuedthisweekendinHayRiver.FridaynighttheHayRiverHuskiesstolethegamewitha8-3winagainsttheInuvikDeltaStars.TheHuskiesalmostwalkedawaywithSaturdaynightsgametoountilInuvikcamebackfroma4-1defectinthethirdperiod.TheStarsscoredagoalwith142remainingtotieupthescore4-4.Therewerenogamesplayedintheeastdivisionthisweekend.TheStarswilltakeonYellowknifeinInuvikonMar.8-9inthenalweekendseriesoftheroundrobinfortheWest.NoviceHawkskeepupwinningstreakinYkSixnovicehockeyteamsfacedoffinYellowknifethispastweekend.TheFortSmithHawkskeptuptheirwinningstreakstealingfouroftheirgamesandlosingone.TheyplayedfourdifferentYellowknifeteamsandonefromHayRivercoachWesSteedsaid.AninitiationhockeytournamentisscheduledforHayRiveronMar.9-10.WoodBuffalotohostDancingwiththeStarseventWoodBuffalocommunityleaderswillbekickinguptheirheelsApr.13forthemunicipalityssecondannualDancingwiththeStarscompetition.For20avotethepubliccancasttheirballotforthebestdancer.SevencoupleswillbecompetingthisyearincludingaRCMPconstableandradiohost.AllfundsgotowardstheSPCA.BRIEFSSPORTSJuniorFortSmithcurlerspracticetheirfootworkandlunginglastThursdayduringawarmup.PhotoReneFrancoeur 23TuesdayFebruary262013NorthernerscelebratewinteratFortChipcarnivalArtsCultureWinterFestivalsPhotosDonaldVoyageurMauriceEvansMoeLadouceurwhoplacedfourthinthe10-dogracekicksoffatthestart.MarySchaefergetsreadytogowithhersix-dogteam.Shecameinfthintherace.FortSmithsBrandonTuckeycomesinsixthinthesix-dograceacrosstheLakeFront.Snowcrosswasoneofthetopeventsatthisyearscarnivalwithhigh-yingsnowmobilesquadsandbikestakingoverthetown. 24TuesdayFebruary262013