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12TuesdayMarch52012AuroraCampusInuvik1866287-2655ThebachaCampusFortSmith1866266-4966YellowknifeNorthSlaveCampus1866291-4866Teachersareleadersinyourcommunity.AreyouupforthechallengeAuroraCollegesBachelorofEducationProgramdeliveredinpartnershipwiththeUniversityofSaskatchewanoffersyoutheopportunitytoearnadegreeathomeintheNorthwhichpreparesyouforasuccessfulteachingcareerinyourcommunity.Wearecurrentlytakingapplicationsforour20132014programatThebachaCampus.ApplytodayFortSmithbornLeahDesjarlaisgraduatedwithherBachelorofEducationdegreein2011.LeahnowteachesatJBTElementarySchoolinFortSmith.YellowknifersshapingplansforOldTownupgradePoliticsMunicipalByJACKDANYLCHUKEarlypicturesofYellow-knifeshowacommunitythatsproutedalmostovernightfromtherocknowtoppedbyPilotsMonumentbutitwilltakeabitlongertorestorethecityshistoriccentreinOldTown.Citycouncilhasbudgeted600000thisyearforimprove-mentstotheformergovern-mentdockinOldTownPilotsMonumentandconstructionofacontroversialdockforoatplanesonBackBay.Theprojectsarebeingdis-cussedataseriesofcommunitymeetingsthatwillcontinuethroughthespringuntilcon-structionseasonstarts.WewanttobecertainthateveryoneinthecommunityisconsultedJeffHumbledi-rectorofplanninganddevel-opmentsaidaftermeetingslastmonthonthegovernmentdockandthemonument.About80residentsofferedtheirviewsatthemeetingsHumblesaidwhileotherschosetosharetheirideasviathecityhallwebsite.Stilltocomeareconsul-tationswithLathamIslandresidentsonthefloatplanedockbetweenLessardDriveandOttoDrive.Theareaispubliclandbutadjacentprop-ertyownershavebuiltdocksthereandtreatitastheirown.Humblesaidthosewhoturnedoutforameetingonthemonumentaskedplannerstoconsidertheadditionofame-morialtoaviatorswhoworkedanddiedintheNorth.TheWildcatCafwillre-openinMayafteratwo-yearhiatusforreconstructionjoiningtwootherrestaurantsthatoperateintheareaandafourththatcouldopenontheformerfederaldock.PilotsMonumentrockisringedandsectionedbyjustfourstreetsandinsummerwhenseveralbusinessesthedockandpublicboatlaunchareinoperationtrafccanbeanissuesaidHumblesowevebeenaskedtoconsidertrafcpatterns.LastweekthecityboughtasmalllotatthefootofPi-lotsMonumentthatcouldbeaddedtoasmallparkthereandcreatemoreparkingspacesfortheneighbourhoodthatdrawstouristsandresi-dentsyear-round.WayneGuyarchitectOldTownresidentandpropertyownersaid50peopleturnedoutforameetingtopresentideasonhowtheformergov-ernmentdockcanbeused.Thecitytookcontrolofthedocklastsummercleareditofderelictvehiclesandinstalledracksforcanoesandkayaks.Thedockwasgivenacleanbillofenvironmentalhealth.ThedockisstillusedbycommercialshermenandfreightersworkingonGreatSlaveLakeandGuysaidthattherewasaclearconsensusatthemeetingthatitshouldremainaworkingdock.Cityplannerswerealsoaskedtoconsideraddingpow-eredstallsforvendorsaview-ingareaandarestaurantorpubinabuildingownedbyGuy.Humblesaidthatthecityslong-termplanforthegovern-mentdockareaincludesthewaterfrontareanowfencedofffortheexclusiveuseofthefederaldepartmentsofFisheriesCoastGuardandNationalDefence.UnioncallsforendtoworkplacebullyinginNWTByMEAGANWOHLBERGUnionrepresentativesjoinedthearrayofvoicescallingforanendtobullyinglastWednesdayonPinkShirtDaythenationaldaytoendbullyinginschoolsandsociety.ThePublicServiceAlli-anceofCanadaPSACstoodwithschoolchildrenmunici-palandterritorialgovernmentCurrentlytheGNWTsinter-pretationoftheirHarassmentPolicyonlyallowsanemployeetomakeacomplaintaboutha-rassmentwhichhasdirectlyoccurredtothecomplainanttheletterreads.PSACisrequestingthede-partmentofHumanResourcesupgradeitsSafetyActandregulationstomatchCanadaHealthWellnessBullyingrepresentativesandmembersofthepublicinYellowknifeonWednesdaymorningbring-ingforwarditsagendatostopworkplacebullying.Therehasbeenalotoflipservicegiventoanti-bullyinginitiativesandtheneedforchangebutitstimeforspecictargetedactiontoensurethatworkersandthepublicarepro-tected.WehaveoutlinedwhatisneededandourareacouncilhasoffereditsassistancetotheGNWTsothatnomoretimeiswastedJulieDochertyPSACNorthregionalexecutivevicepresidentsaidinapressrelease.Atleast40percentofallem-ployeesareaffectedbywork-placebullyingDochertysaid.Shesaidmoreneedstobedoneattheterritorialleveltoenablepeopletospeakoutaboutbullyinghappeningaroundthemintheworkenvironment.Theunionsubmittedalet-terofrequeststotheministerofHumanResourceslastweek.InordertostopworkplacebullyingitisessentialthatGNWTemployeescanstandbythosewhoarebeingbulliedandreportbullyingbehavior.OccupationalHealthandSafetyregulations-thecurrentindustrystandard-fordeal-ingwithharassmentbullyingandotherformsofworkplaceviolence.TheunionisalsoaskingtheGNWTtocreateanewVio-lencePreventionPolicythatwillallowemployeestomakecomplaintsaboutanyworkplacebullyingtheyareexperiencingandorwitnessing.Workplaceswhichdonothavepoliciesandproceduresforwitnessestoreportbullyingincreasetheriskforemploy-eeswhosufferfromvicarioustraumatheletterstates.Vi-carioustraumaistheprocessofchangethathappenswhenemployeescareaboutotherpeoplewhohavebeenhurtandfeelcommittedorresponsibletohelpthem.Theyhavealsoaskedthegovernmenttomodifyitsman-agementtrainingprogramtoinc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