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ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaMPlookstochangelawsonoilandgastransfersWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonproposedabilllastweekthatseekstochangeleg-islationonoilandgasleasetransfers.Seepage2.ArtisttakesadvantageofwildNorthernofferingsSelf-taughtcraftswomanCha-rissaAlain-LillyofYellow-knifesaysthebountyofnat-uralmaterialsintheNorthiswhatdrivesher.Seepage15.AJourneyTowardUnityAboriginalyouthtrek1500kmtoOttawaforindigenousrights.Seepage10.TuesdayApril22013Vol.36No.47AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00HayRiversPtubracescelebrate30yearsoffunSkiingenthusiastsfromthroughouttheNWTwillbecelebratingthe30thanniver-saryoftheclassicPtubracesthisweekend.Seepages8-9.SuncorpipelineleakswastewaterintoriverApipelinebreachatSun-corsoilsandsfacilitiesleaked2200barrelsofcontaminatedwaterintotheAthabascaRiverlastMonday.Seepage3.--1.00Visitwww.norj.caGiantMinecleanupcostsnearly1billionEnvironmentalistsconcernedwithremediationplanByMEAGANWOHLBERGNewdocumentsobtainedthroughanaccesstoinfor-mationrequestshowreme-diationcostsfortheGiantMinenearYellowknifewilltotalclosetoabilliondollars-doubletheinitialestimate.ThoughtherevisedcostestimateswereknownbythefederalgovernmentinMarch2012-sixmonthspriortotheenvironmentalassessmenthearingsonthecleanup-thatnumberwaskeptunderwrapsdespiterequestsforanupdatedcostestimatethroughoutlastsummer.TheinformationwasbroughttolightbyKevinOReillyoftheenvironmen-talgroupAlternativesNorthwhosaidthelackoftrans-parencyonthecoststhrowsupredagsaroundtheabil-ityofthefederaldepart-mentofAboriginalAffairsWhatthiscomesdowntoreallyisanissueoftrustandworkingtogetherandentirehumanpopulation-frozenforeveriscurrentlyinthenalstagesoftheen-vironmentalreviewprocess.OReillysaidAlternativesNorthcontinuestohaveout-standingconcernsregardingAANDCsplanwithrespecttowatertreatmentandpo-tentialimpactsonwildlifeinYellowknifeBay.InFebruarytheMack-enzieValleyEnvironmen-talImpactReviewBoardrequestedAANDCcomeupwithmoredetailsonwatertreatmentbeyonditsinitialgoalofkeepingarse-niclevelsintreatedwateratmaximumlevelsof100mi-crogramslitre.LastmonthAANDCreturnedwithanewerproposalidentifyingnewtechnologiesincludingreverseosmosisthatcouldbeusedtoreducearseniclevelsbyupto10times.OReillywonderswhythiswasntincludedinthegovernmentsoriginalplanaddingthatitcastsdoubtsonthedepartmentsactualpreparednessfordealingwiththetoxicsite.Wejustfounditratherremarkablethatatthisverylatedateallofasuddenanewoptiongetsdroppedoutofthesky.Wequestionwhythiswasntlookedatoverthelast10yearsasatreatmentoption.WasitaquestionofcostWasitaquestionofnotdoinghomeworkWejustdontknow.Soitdoesleadtosomequestionsabouttherobustnessoradequacyofthedesignworktodatehesaid.SeeAlternativesonpage2.Whatthiscomesdowntoreallyisanissueoftrustandworkingtogetherandthathasjustneverhappenedwiththisminesite.KevinOReillyAlternativesNorthandNorthernDevelopmentAANDCtoproperlyman-agethemassiveeternalre-mediationprocess.Thecostdiscrepancyraisessomeissuesperhapsaroundtransparencyandac-countabilityOReillytoldTheJournal.thathasjustneverhappenedwiththisminesite.AANDCwasunavailableforcommentasofpresstime.Thecleanupplanwhichproposeskeepingover200000tonnesofarsenictrioxideduststoredbelowthemine-enoughtokilltheLong-timeYellowkniferesidentKevinOReillyactingaspartofthenon-protgroupAlternativesNorthiscriticaloftheGiantMineremediationprojectthatisattemptingtodealwiththemassivestockpileoftoxicwastearsenic.Hehasblownthewhistleonanapparentgovernmentcover-upofthehugeprojectcosts.PhotoDonJaque PoliticsEnergy2TuesdayApril22013NEWSBRIEFSFirstNationsbanktoopenNWTbranchTheFirstNationsBankofCanadahasannouncedplanstoopenitsrstNWTbranch.Moredetailswillbeun-veiledatthebanksannualshareholdersmeetingonApr.11inYellowknife.Thebankwasfoundedin1996andhasatotalofsevenfull-servicebranchesinSaskatch-ewanOntarioManitobaYukonNunavutandQuebec.ThebankalsoannouncedplanstofurtherexpandintoNunavutthisyear.GNWTlaunchesrecruitmentprogramTheterritorialdepartmentofIndustryTourismandInvestmentITIislookingtoboostitslabourforceofskilledandprofessionalworkerswiththeunveilingofitsnewestrecruitmentcampaignMoveUp.MoveUpiscreatingawarenessoftheNWTasagreatplacetoworkliveandplayDavidRamsayITIministersaidinapressreleaselastWednesday.TheMoveUpcam-paignfeaturesanonlinejobboardwherejobseekerscandirectlyapplyforjobspostedbyNWTemploy-ersapartnershipprogramthatkeepsthoseemployersactivelyinvolvedandprovideskeyinformationaboutthemanybenetsofworkingandlivingintheNWTaquick-responsesocialmediacampaignandmyth-bust-ingfactsaboutlifeintheNWT.SenatepassesBillC-27TheFirstNationsFinancialTransparencyActhaspassedthroughtheSenateandissettoreceiveroyalassentsometimeWednesdayAboriginalAffairsMin-isterBernardValcourtannouncedatapressconferenceinWinnipegonMar.27.AlsoknownasBillC-27theactwillrequireFirstNationsbandstomaketheirpoli-ticianspayandexpensespublicinformationontheinternet.Thenewlawwillimpactabout580FirstNa-tionsundertheIndianAct.ThelawwillalsorequireFirstNationstopublishtheirannualauditednancialstatementsbyJuly292014.CAMPINGSEASONISJUSTAROUNDTHECORNERSomeofthebestbrandsinthebusinesssuchasHeartlandandKeystoneGETGEAREDUPATNORTHSTARCHRYSLERwherewehaveahugeselectionofnewandusedCampersFifthWheelsandToyHaulersFREENightStayinHighLevelwitheverypurchasewww.northstarchrysler.caWHEREPEOPLEBECOMECUSTOMERSFORLIFETheBestFamilyRVKeyFeaturesHalf-tonTowableOutdoorKitchenKidsRoomSleepsupto10AlternativesNorthcallsforindependentreviewofGiantMinecleanupplanContinuedfrompage1.WhilereverseosmosistreatmentwouldallowthecleanupprojecttomeetmorestringentCCMEguidelinesforwaterqualityatacostof66.5millionover100yearsthegovernmentisnowargu-inginfavourofalessstrictstandardcostingaround16million.Thedifferencewouldseetwiceasmucharsenic-10microgramslitreratherthanve-consideredacceptableinthewaterdischargedfromthemine.OReillysaidthenewin-formationonexpensesde-mandsashiftinconversationoncleanupstandards.Withanactualapprovedbudgetof903millioninsteadof449millionforremediationcostsAlternativesNorthhasexpressedtothereviewboardthatreverseosmosismaybeamoreaffordableoptionthanthedeveloperhaspresentedittobe.Inlightofthenewin-formationAlternativesNorthisalsorequestinganindependentthird-partyre-viewofthefederalgovern-mentsplan.Themanagementoftheprojecttheescalatingcostsandthefailuretolookatthiswatertreatmentoptionraisesomebiggerissuesaboutwhatsreallyhappeningthereandtheneedforgreaterover-sightandpublicengagementOReillysaid.EnvironmentContaminatedSitesFilephotoThefederalgovernmentsplanforGiantMineincludesfreezing200000tonnesofarsenicdustundergroundforever.BevingtonlookstochangelawsonoilandgasleasetransfersByMEAGANWOHLBERGWesternArcticMPDen-nisBevingtonintroducedabillintotheHouseofCom-monslastweekamendinglegislationonthetransferofoilandgasleasestogivetheminister-andthepub-lic-moredecision-makingpowers.Thebillwhichreceivedfirstreadinglastweekamendssection85oftheCanadaPetroleumResourcesActtoforceallleasetrans-ferstobeapprovedbytheNaturalResourcesminister.Thebillalsoproposeda60-dayperiodofpubliccommentbeforethemin-istermakeshisorherde-cision-allofwhichcanbemadethroughthede-partmentswebsite-andrequiresthattheministermakehisorherdecisionpublicthroughnoticationinalocalnewspaper.LastSeptembersixpar-celstotallingnearlyamillionhectaresintheBeaufortSeaweresoldfor7.5milliontoFranklinPetroleumLtd.atinyBritishcompanywithanetcorporateworthofminus32000.AtthetimeBevingtonfumedthatthedealwasafiresaleofCanadianresourceswithnocontroloverwholeasescouldbetransferredto.FranklinCEOPaulBarrettindicatedlastOctoberthatthecompanywasincontactwithKoreaandRussiatopoten-tiallypartnerontheleases.Currentlegislationwouldnotallowtheministertorefuseatransfer.ThereisnowayforCan-adatocontrolwhogetsthesevaluableleasesBevingtonsaid.Canadianswererightlyconcernedaboutthepur-chaseofNexenbytheChi-nesestate-ownedcorporationCNOOC.Withthegreatinter-estinArcticresourcesnowgrippingtheworldCanadi-ansneedmorecertaintyandaccountabilityinourdevel-opmentasitmovesforward.ThoughBevingtonwasupsetbytheleasesbeingawardedtoatinycompanyforaminisculeamountofmoney-previousauctionssoldparcelsinthehalf-bil-liondollarrange-andthefactthatcompaniescanwinbidssolelywithaletterofcredithisproposedbilldoesnotseektoamendthoseitems.Thebillwillbedebatedduringsecondreadingatalaterdateyettobeannounced.ThereisnowayforCanadatocontrolwhogetsthesevaluableleases.DennisBevingtonMPWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonquestionssaleofBeaufortLeasestoFranklinPetroleuminHouseofCommonsinSeptember2012.PhotoCPAC 3TuesdayApril22013ThankYoutoallofthosewhoparticipatedinthisyearsAboriginalLanguagesMonthBannerContestCongratulationstothefollowingwinnersforcorrectlyguessingthephrasesGladysRehmJessieWilconsonAbbyGardinerSandraRobichaudLucyBourkeLoisCourtoreille-BourkeBroughttoyoubyTheNWTMtisNationKinanaskomitinSuncorwastewaterleaksintoAthabascaRiverByMEAGANWOHLBERGAbreachinapipelineataSuncorEnergyInc.oilsandsfacilitynorthofFortMcMur-rayleaked2200barrlesofcontaminatedwaterintotheAthabascaRiveronMonday.The10-ftpipelinemeasur-ing4incheswidebrokeafteritfrozeMondaymorningallow-ing350cubicmetresofprocessaffectedwater-waterusedinSuncorsreneryoperations-toowouttoapartiallyfrozenoutfallpondcontainingtreatedwaterandontotheriver.Wehavedeterminedthatsomeprocessaffectedwaterowedouttothepartiallyfro-zenpondandintoanapproveddischargepoint.Itwasdilutedwithwaterintendedforre-leaseandthenowedintotheriveraccordingtoaSuncor-issuedstatementonTuesdayafternoon.Testsconrmedtheleakedliquidwasacombinationofwaterwithsuspendedsolids-claysandneparticulates-alongwithinorganicandorganiccompounds.Thoughthecompanydidnotgetintospecicsitsaidthewaterdidnotcontainbitumen.Theowwasstoppedatap-proximately400p.m.onMon-dayafterleakingfor10hoursaccordingtoSuncor.Thecom-panywasunabletogivedetailsonthelengthandvolumeoftheleakuntillateonWednesday.AssoonaswerealizedtherewasadischargeintotheriverworkimmediatelybegantostoptheowSuncorofcialssaidinanupdateonThursdaymorning.Athirdpartyisinvestigatingtheimpactoftheprocessaf-fectedwaterontheriverwhichSuncorsaidwouldlikelyhaveashorttermnegligibleimpactontheriverbasedonthecur-rentrateowoftheriverandvolumecalculations.AsaprecautionarymeasureSuncorcontinuedtotakewatersamplesatdownstreamloca-tionsalongtheAthabascaasofThursday.Thecompanyapologizedfortheleak.communityintheregionthistypeofincidentisofgreatcon-cernandsubstantiatesmycom-munityslong-timeconcernsofthenegativeandadverseim-pactsthisindustryhasonourecosystemtraditionallandsconditionshavechangedsig-nificantlychallengingtheeconomicsoftheVoyageurupgraderprojectSteveWil-liamsSuncorpresidentandchiefexecutiveofcersaidinanewsreleaseonWednesday.Thatswhyweundertookathoroughreviewoftheprojecttodeterminewhetheritmetourcriteriaforlong-termprot-ablegrowth.SuncorpurchasedTotalsin-terestintheupgraderfor515millionlastWednesdaygain-ingfullcontrolovertheproject.Asthecompanysthirdup-graderVoyageurwouldsee200000barrelsperdayofup-gradedproductcapacityaddedtoSuncorsoilsandsfacilities.PhotoGlobalForestWatchCanadaEnvironmentWaterApipelineatSuncorsoilsandsfacilitynorthofFortMcMurrayleaked2200barrelsofwastewaterovera10-hourperiodintotheAthabascaRiveronMonday.Thisincidentisunacceptabletous.Ourfocusisoninvestigatinghowthisoccurredandensuringthisdoesnthappenagain.SuncorstatementWeknowwaterqualityis-suesareaparamountconcerntoourstakeholders.Thisinci-dentisunacceptabletous.Ourfocusisoninvestigatinghowthisoccurredandensuringthisdoesnthappenagain.TheAlbertadepartmentofEnvironmentandSustainableResourceDevelopmentESRDwasonsiteearlyMondaytakingsamplesfromtheriverandtheprocesswatertobesenttothelabforrushanalysistode-terminetheirleveloftoxicity.AlbertaEnvironmenthasbeennotiedoftheincidentandallnecessaryresourceshavebeendirectedtothere-sponseESRDMinisterDianaMcQueenannouncedonTues-day.Atthistimeourexpertsareoverseeingtheincidenttodeterminewhatifanypotentialimpactsmayhaveoccurredandwewillcontinuetobestrictinouroversightactivitiestoen-sureindustrymeetsAlbertashighstandardsforresponsibleresourcedevelopment.ThedownstreamAtha-bascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNrespondedtotheleakonTuesdaysayingtheacci-dentconrmstheAboriginalcommunitysconcernsoveroilsandsdevelopmentalongtherivertheydependonfordrinkingwater.AschiefofadownstreamandculturalrightsACFNChiefAllanAdamsaidinanofcialstatement.AdamwasinOttawaforapressconferencejustdaysbe-forethepipelineburstaspartofadelegationofFirstNationsannouncingtheirunitedop-positiontoproposedbitumenpipelinesandtheexpansionofoilsandsindustryinnorthernAlberta.WhileAdamsaidhisFirstNationisnotanti-developmentACFNisconcernedwithweakenvironmentalregulationswhichhesaidarecateredto-wardindustry.ThisincidentinSuncorsoperationsisjustanotherex-ampleofwhatsatstakeandthegovernmentsandindustrysfailuretosafeguardtheenvi-ronmentandpeoplehesaid.Italsoservesasareminderoftheweakenvironmentalmoni-toringsystemsandtheinabilityoftheregiontotakeonmoredevelopment.SuncorscrappingVoyageurupgraderprojectThecompanyalsoan-nouncedlastweekthatitwouldnotbeproceedingwithitstroubledVoyageurupgraderprojectfollowingthedecisionbypartnerTotalEPCanadatopulloutoftheventure.Since2010market EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...StudentshuntmeattohelpeldersMalcomBeaulieumanagerandyouthco-ordinatoroftheFreshstartPrograminFortSmithtooktwooftheprogramsstudentsonacaribouhuntthispastFebruary.Thepro-gramassistsstudentsaged15-25yearsoldintheireducationcultureandself-esteem.ThatiswhyBeaulieutookthestudentsonacaribouhuntbecauseitisbothaneduca-tionalandculturalexperience.AllthemeatwasdonatedtotheeldersinFortSmith.IssueMarch31199820YearsAgo...BankofMontrealinvestsinSmithTheBankofMontrealhascometoFortSmithsrescue.ThebankdecidedthatSmithisagoodplacetosetupshopandtheleadersareecstatic.ImjustabsolutelythrilledsaidDonWebbpresidentofthelocalchamberofcom-merce.Theefforttobringthebankinwasreallygooditwasarealcommunityeffort.Itshowswearentdead.IssueMarch31199330YearsAgo...BisoncountshowslownumberofcalvesDougAnionsareamanagerofWoodBuf-faloNationalParksaidthereareroughly5000animalsintheherdsomethingofadisappoint-ment.Wethoughtthenumberwouldbehigher.Eachyearthewardensyovertheparktak-ingphotographsandmonitoringthehealthoftheherds.LastyearacompletesurveywasntmadeforlackoffundssaidAnions.Countswereonlytakenontheprimaryrangesandtherewereroughly4300animals.IssueMarch3119834TuesdayApril22013TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChetehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMcKayFortMcMurrayFortVermillionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrarieHytheJohnDorPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatieDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsPaulatukTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesRaeEdzoSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekwetiWhaTiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMornvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.PaulValleyviewWabasca2011CCNACANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2011CMCAAUDITEDAdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRates867872-3000PricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.LetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.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.........................GeorginaSkippingsWeareconcernedaboutthemodernCanadianmale.Afewplayhockeyandsomeevenskibikeorrun.Thekeenoneshangoutinthegymandarepartofthatweightliftingthing.Butmostlytheysitaloneandgetbigandsoft.Womenontheotherhandaremuchmoreactiveandsocial.TheydoyogatheydotheZumbatheydoweightsandmuchmoremostofteningroups.Theyaremotivatedandenergized.Importantlytheydothosethingsbydesignbecausetheymakeapointtobeawareofwhatisgoodforthemandtodosomethingaboutitmuchmoreitseemsthanmen.Meneithercantbebotheredorworsedonotknowhow.Thisisnottrueofallwomenormenofcoursebutlookingatthegrandscaleitseemstogenerallybethecase.Womenalsoexercisetheirmindstoagreaterextentagaintoapurpose.Thishappensinsocialsettings.Theyappeartowanttobesharpandappreciatelifemoresotheygrow.Theylovetheirbooksandgatheringroupstodiscussthemandenjoyoneanother.Theystrivetobediscerningsharinginsightandcriticalthinkingoverteaandtreatsatmonthlygatherings.Meetingsoffemalemindshappenonbridgenightovercraftandgardeningpursuitsorindaycaresandotherchild-rearingsessions.Theypoolideasshareexpertisehelponeanotherandnurture.Itistheirway.Againwearegeneralizingspeakingoflargescaletrendsthatseemtobethecase.Youngmenontheotherhandareoftenmastersofcomputergamesgluedtothescreenwithintensityhunchedgrasp-ingthecontrollerbacksbowedinnardsscrunched-theepitomeofmentalandphysicalunhealthiness.AfewmaygleanManvs.woman-guesswhoswinningfromthisthefoundationalskillstoyhightechghterjetsbutnotthatmany.WhatoftheinvestmentofallthattimeandmentalenergybytherestAfteryearsofmindlessandpurposelessexercisesinwontonevilelectronicmayhemanddestructiontheytaketimeoutforchild-rearingdutifullyhelpingtheirnewfoundlife-mateswhoprovidethemwithfoodcleanclothesandall-importantsecurity.TheythengraduatetotheTVremoteandtoilawaywiththatmagicaltoolinmiddleagelikeamastertradesmanhappilyshapingthesofatopermanentlymimictheirlanguishingbodyshapeandac-complishlittleelseoutsideofwork.Wearenotsuggestingwomenareplot-tingenmassesecretlysubtlyreposition-ingthemselvesastheypatientlyawaitthedaythemale-dominatedworldwhichhaslastedcenturiesisnallytoppled.Thatmayindeedhappenandtheworldwouldundoubtedlybeabetterplace.Howeverthatworksoutifthosetrendscontinuemenwillbemorethansecondary-theywillbeaproblem.Unhealthyunhappyandshort-livedmaleswillbeacostlycumbersomeburdentothesystem.Womenhaveonlystartedtogainstatusasequalstomalesinthelast60yearsaprocessthatisstillongoing.Infactinsomepartsofthedevelopingworldthatprocesshasstillnotevencommenced.Thismodernphenomenonoftheeman-cipationofhumanfemalesdirectlycor-relateswitheconomicadvances-thein-dustrialrevolutionmassproductionandofceworkinparticular.Thedigitalrevolutionthatwearenowimmersedinwillfurtherthatprocess.Moreandmoreworkisbeingdoneusingkeyboardsratherthanmanuallabour.Forexamplethreedimensionalprintersarenowbeingappliedtocreatepartsusedinthemanufactureofguns.Thedigitalageistrulyuponus.Manycompaniesallowemployeestheexibilitytoworkoutoftheirhomes.Somepeoplethriveinthatarrangementandithasbecomethenewnormal.Theadventofcloudcomputing-yetan-otherparadigmshiftimpactingusasthedigitalworldpermeatesallthatwedo-willdramaticallyalterhowofcesfunction.Astheconceptofofceevolvesemployeeswillgainmoreandmorefreedomtoputinhourswhereandwhenitsuitsthem.Combinethatwithnewfunctionalitylikesoftwarethatdigitallytranslatesvoiceintocommandsanddataisthekeyboardonthevergeofbeingreplacedandapersonsabilitytomultitaskincreasesdramatically.Thelastgreatbarriertomanywomensfullfunctionalityandparticipationintheworkplace-theneedanddesiretobeathomewhilehavingbabiesandduringchildrearing-isbeingremovedasthedigitalworldevolvesaroundus.Workwillbeabletobetailoredtohappensimulta-neouslywithmotherhoodinthehomeatconvenience.Theemancipationofwomenmayhaveawaytogobuttheirevolutiontoanewmorepotenteconomicrolehasonlyjustbegun.ThewholemanversuswomanMars-Venusthingisbandiedinjestwiththetwoonseparatebutrelativelyequalfoot-ing.Inthefuturethatwilllikelychange.Itisnothardtopredictbythewaythingsaregoingthatbythe22ndcenturythehumanmalewillhavelostitsdominantposition.Perhapsitistimethosesupe-riormalesgotofftheirbehindslearnedfromtheoppositionandgotthingsgoingbeforetheygetleftinthedust.PhotoKatieMacRaeWilliamBillyTyrrellcompetesintheourpackingraceatAklaviksMadTrapperRendezvousontheweekendrunningonslipperyicewhilecarryingaheavysackofouronhisshoulder.TheannualwintercarnivalfeaturedmanyeventsincludingeggandspoonracesbarrelpullingandnailpoundingoverthefourdaysoffunwhichsawvisitorscomefromasfarasLeducAlberta. OPINION5TuesdayApril22013FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms-1Cand-13CNorms2Cand-11C-25Low-24Low-18High-12High-20Low-11High-20Low-27Low-21Low-14High-10High-20Low-10High-16Low-11High-5HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms-12Cand-22CNorms-4Cand-16C-26Low-25Low-31Low-28Low-26Low-26Low-12High-12High-23Low-12High-27Low-11High-20High-18High-18High-18HighNearly200ofCanadasbestknowneconomistssignedaletterin2008infavourofputtingapriceoncarbonpollution.WhydidsomanyeconomistssupportthisplanIfwewantgovernmentserviceswehavetoputupwithtaxes.Allecono-mistscautionthatwehavetobecarefulhowtaxesareapplied.Generallyifyouwantmoreofsomethingsuchasjobsandincomestaxitlessandifyouwantlessofsomethingsuchascarbonpollutiontaxitmore.InBritishColumbiafor-merpremierGordonCamp-belltookthisadviceandin-troducedarevenue-neutralcarbontaxin2009.Thetaxstartedat10tonneandwasgraduallyincreasedto30tonneafterfouryears.FordieselfuelthisworkedoutTaxingcarbonstrengthenstheeconomyreducesfossilfuelusetobeaninitial3centin-creaseandthensubsequentincreasesof1.5centseachyearfouryears.Mr.Camp-bellalsopromisedtousethecarbontaxrevenuestodecreasecorporateandper-sonalincometaxes.Thispromisetomakethetaxrev-enueneutralwasbackedupbylegislation.BCsgovernmentalsoad-dressedconcernsthatcarbontaxesmaybeharderonthepoorandremotecommuni-tieswhereagreateramountoffossilfuelsareused.Thegovernmentaddressedthisproblemthroughalowin-cometaxcreditandincludedaregionaltaxcreditasoffset.WhileMr.CampbelldidnotsurviveBCpoliticshiscarbontaxhas.EventheNDPinBCwhowereinitiallycautiousaboutthetaxarecommittedtokeepingit.Pollsshowthatnearlytwo-thirdsofBrit-ishColumbianssupportthetaxasawaytofightclimatechange.PercapitaconsumptionoffossilfuelssubjecttothetaxhasdecreasedinBCby9.9percentinthepastfouryearswhileintheotherprovincesthedropwas4.6percent.BCsgrowthwasslightlybetterthantheotherprovincesinthesameperiod.BCssuccesswiththecar-bontaxhasconrmedtheScandinavianexperiencewhichshowsthatyoucanstillhaveeconomicgrowthwith-outwhiledecreasingcarbonpollution.Swedenhashadacarbontaxsince1990s.Be-tween1990and2005Swe-densgreenhousegasemis-sionsfellby9percentwhileitseconomygrewby48percent.InCanadaduringthesameperiodgreenhousegasemissionsincreasedby22percentanditseconomygrewby51percent.AcommonconcernamongNorthernersaboutacarbontaxisthatwehavenochoicebuttoconsumealotoffos-silfuels.Itispossibleforustouselessfuelwithoutmajorinvestmentsbyturn-ingdowntheheatatnightinsulatingbuildingsbetterevendrivingless.Acarbontaxwouldencouragesuchadvances.Reducingrelianceonfos-silfuelsisnotjustanenvi-ronmentalissueitisabouteconomicdevelopment.Weimportseveralhundredmil-lionlitresofexpensivefossilfuelseveryyear.ThattakesmoneyoutofthepocketsofNortherners.Carbontaxeswouldhelpreducethatde-pendenceandstrengthenoureconomy.DougRitchieYellowknifeTheresnodenyingthatparentingcanbeachal-lengefromtimetotime.Childrenfrombirththroughtotheteenageyearswillgothroughphasesinwhichdifficultbehavioursseemtobethenorm.Regardlessofyourchildsageiftheyhavedevelopmentaldelaysoraretypicallydevelop-ingitisimportanttoun-derstandthosechallengingbehaviours.Everybehaviourhasapurpose.Thisshortsen-tenceshouldflashthrougheveryparentorcaregiversmindwhenevertheirchildisdisplayingbehaviourstheyviewasnegative.Learningtotakethetimetounderstandthebehav-iorwillhelpparentsgiveappropriateconsequencesandinthelongrunshoulddecreasefurtherchalleng-ingbehaviours.Forexampleifyour4year-oldhasbeentoilet-trainedforthepastyearandhesuddenlystartshavingaccidentseverydaywhatwouldyourreactionbePerhapsonemightshoutatorshamethechildormaybeatime-outwouldbegiven.Inthissituationitisimportanttoreallythinkaboutwhathaschangedinthechildslifearoundthesametimeastheaccidentsbegantooccur.Perhapsanewsiblingwasbornandhavingaccidentsisawaytogetmoreparentalatten-tionormaybethefamilyismovingandthechildisanxious.Ormaybethereisanunderlyingmedicalconcern.Thesameconceptappliesifyouhaveachildwithadisabilityorspecialneeds.Ifyouhavea3year-oldchildwhohasautismandshebitesandhitswhen-everyougotothegrocerystorewhatwouldyoudoOfcourseifyourchildhasautismoranyotherspecialneedyouwouldcatertothesituationaccordingly.Inthissituationunderstand-ingthebehaviourwouldbeallthemoreimportantasthischildswayofunder-standingtheworldwouldlikelylookdifferentthanatypicallydevelopingchild.WhatmightbecausingthebehaviourMaybethegrocerystoreisloudortheneonlightsarebothersomethechildssensorysystemmaynotbeabletocopewiththestimulus.Perhapssheisovertiredorhungry.Maybesheisstrugglingwiththetransitionbetweenthecarrideandtheshoppingex-cursion.Thepotentialpur-poseofthebehaviourisvastjustasitwouldbeifatypicallydevelopingchildweredisplayingthesamebehaviours.Ifwetakethetimetoconsiderwhyabehaviourthatweviewasnegativeisoccurringwecandealwithiteffectivelywhichwillcauselessstressonboththechildandtheparent.Whatitallcomesdowntoisthatweneedtorememberchildrencannotalwaystellyouwhytheyarebehav-inginachallengingway.Weneedtotakethetimetounderstanditandhelpthemthroughit.AlbertaHealthServicesUnderstandingyourch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6TuesdayApril22013BehchokoapprovessportsplexborrowingplanCommunitygivesgreenlightto9-millionrenovationprojectPoliticsMunicipalByRENEFRANCOEURAfteryearsofstop-and-gotalksaboutgivingBe-hchokossportscomplexamuchrequiredfaceliftthecommunityofnearly2000peoplehasnallygiventhegreenlighttoa9-millionborrowingplanthatwilltakecareofmajorrenova-tionsandreopenthefacil-itythathasbeenboardedupsince2007.AcommunityvotelastMondayapprovedtheloanplantoupgradetheKhonGoChoComplexwithworkslatedtobegininassoonastwoweeksDavidSteeleBehchokossenioradministrativeofcertoldTheJournal.Itsgoingtooffersomanythingstothecommunitythatwedonthave...Werelack-ingalargefacilitytohostbigeventsandthiswillbeabletohouselargecrowdsofpeoplehesaid.Thecom-munityhashadalotofposi-tivefeedbackandeveryoneisexcitedthatthisisnowonthemove.Renovationswillexpandthegymbringingituptoregulationstandardsandthecapacitytohold500people.Therewillbeatnesscen-trecommercialsizekitchenwillallnewamenitiesvari-ousofcespacesandayouthcentre.Todatethereisnodes-ignatedyouthcentreinBe-hchokothoughthereisasmallspacebeingusedrec-reationallybyyouthunof-ciallySteelenoted.Theexistingskatingrinkthathasbeenclosedfornumberofyearswillalsobereopened.Someinitialcleanupworkhastobedoneonthebuild-ingrstbutconstructionisplannedtobeginassoonaspossibleafterwardsSteelesaid.Rightnowwereex-pectingtobenishedin16monthshesaid.Renovationplanscapsizedin2008duetoalackoffund-ingbutthankstocontribu-tionsfromvarioussourcessuchas500000fromtheCanadianNorthernEco-nomicDevelopmentAgencyCanNorthroughthefederalCommunityInfrastructureImprovementFundtheBe-hchokogovernmentisinastablepositiontoborrowandmakeafunctioningsportsplexareality.Thisfundingreflectsasensitivityandresponsive-nessbythegovernmentofCanadatotheinfrastruc-tureneedsandsomewhatuniquecircumstancesofBehchokoBehchokoChiefCliffordDanielssaidinthepressreleaseannouncingtheCanNorfunding.Thatiskeyinrejuvenatinganotherwisedormantfacil-ityintoasymbolofhopeandhealthfortheTlichopeople.Thecommunitygovern-mentitselfisputtingforthjustover4millionbackedbytheTlichogovernmentsadditionalpledgeof1million.Totalcostfortheprojectisestimatedtobe15-16mil-lionSteelesaid.Theupgradingventurewillcreateanumberofemploy-mentandtrainingoppor-tunitiesforthecommunityduetoapartnershipwithAuroraCollegesconstruc-tionprogram.Youcanplantoseework-ersfromage18to60work-ingontherenovationsSteelesaid.PhotocourtesyofCommunityGovernmentofBehchokoTheKhonGoChoComplexinBehchokoleftinastateofdesrepairforseveralyearsissetforamajormakeoverthisyear.ThebachaBusinessDevelopmentServicesBusinessLearningSessionsMarch28100pm-300pmCreatingEngagingOnlineContentApril3930am-1130amSmallBusinessSocialMediaFAQApril4930am-1100am3KeystoYourSuccessfulBrandApril4130pm-330pmTheTwoSentenceBusinessPlanApril9930am-1130amIncomeTaxBasicsIncorpdBusinessApril10900am-1130amHowtoKeepGoodStaffApril11100pm-230pmThe7AttributesofBusinessSuccessApril16930am-1100amThePowerofEffectiveNetworkingApril17930am-1100amMarketingfortheNewMillenniumApril23100pm-400pmStartYourBusinessRegisterforFREEat872-279524hourspriortoyourselectedsession PoliticsMunicipal7TuesdayApril22013InuvikcabcompanieswantrateincreaseTowninprocessofreviewingandupdatingtaxibylawatlargeByRENEFRANCOEURThetwotaxicabcompa-niesinInuvikarerequestingachangeinrideratesfromtowncouncilafterpriceshaveremainedstagnantforthepast11years.DeltaCabsandUnitedTaxiwanttoseetheatone-wayratearoundInuvikraised60percentfrom5to8.Theairportfarewouldalsorisefrom25to35.Themunicipalityhastheauthoritytoregulatetheop-erationandlicensingoftaxibusinessesanddrivers.Theproposalpasseditsrstreadingatthelastcoun-cilmeetingonFeb.27aftersparkingheateddebatebe-tweencouncillors.BrentKaygeneralmanageroftheWesternArcticBusi-nessDevelopmentCorpora-tionandoneofthefacesrep-resentingthetaxicompaniesatthecouncilmeetingstatedthatdriversfaceunregulatedcostsforitemssuchasfuelinsuranceandmaintenance.CouncillorTerryHalifaxsaidtheresultsofincreasingratesarefeltbythepoorestofthepoorwhoareforcedtotaketaxisbecausetheycannotaffordvehicles.Itisuptothecounciltoadvocateontheirbehalfhesaid.Halifaxalsowantedtoknowhowthecompanieshadcalculatedtheirproposedratescheduleandnotedtheyshouldhavemoreinformationtoprovidetocouncilsuchashowmanyrideseachdrivergivesperdayonaverage.Itwasdecidedatcouncilthattheissuewouldbehan-dledasanamendmenttothetaxibylawinordertoexpeditetheprocessofreviewingandenactinganewbylaw.ApublicmeetingwasheldonMar.20forcommunityinputregardingapossiblefarehikebutonlytwocitizensshowedup.Theamendmentwillbesentbacktothebylawreviewcommitteefordiscus-sionandprocessingofcom-mentsfromthepublic.Thecommitteewillthenbringitbacktocouncilandmakeitsrecommendationhopefullywithinthenextcou-pleofweeksInuvikMayorFloydRolandsaid.ItsbeenalongtimesincerateshavegoneupandtheydealwiththesamerisingcostsoflivingaseveryoneelseRo-landtoldTheJournal.AsjustoneexamplethecostofheatinginInuviknearlydoubledinFebruarywithanewrateof35.44GJforsyntheticgascomparedtotheapproxi-mately19GJpaidpreviously.Iwouldsaywehavetolookatthebiggerpictureitisfairlydifculttimesupherewithhighpricesandthataffectseveryone.Wellhavetowaitandseewhatthecommitteerecommends.TherewillbepossiblyabitofanincreasebutImnotsurewellagreewiththefullrequestthathasbeenbroughtforwardhesaid.TaxiratesunderscheduleGinthetaxibylawarejustonepartoftheentirebylawreviewcurrentlyunderwayRolandnoted.CouncilhasalsobeenlookingatthetaxiindustryinvariousplacesacrosstheNWThesaid.HayRiverdoesnthavethenumberoftaxiswedosothatisafactortotakeintoconsid-erationwhenreviewingthis-justournumbersalone.WevelookedatYellowknifetoseehowtheyresetupandregu-latedaswellanditsimportanttorememberwerereviewingourfulltaxibylawbutwhentherequestfortheratesched-ulecameininDecemberwefeltitwasimportanttolookatthescheduleGaloneandupfrontRolandsaid.Itsbeenalongtimesincerateshavegoneupandtheydealwiththesamerisingcostsoflivingaseveryoneelse.InuvikMayorFloydRolandPhotocourtesyofDeltaCabsADeltacabwaitsforapassengerinInuvik.DeltaCabsandUnitedTaxiareaskingthetownforrateincreasesforthersttimein11years.ENDSAPRIL2320132014SNOWCHECKSELECTTownofFortSmithNorthernJournalNorthwesTelThebachaBusinessDev.ServicesFortSmithHealthCentreKaesersIndustryTourismandInvestmentNorthwesternAirLeaseBusinessDevelopmentInvestmentNWTPowerCorporationBesuretovisitalltheexhibitors2014SNOWCHECKSELECTOFFERCHOOSEFROMANY2014POLARISSNOWMOBILEEXCEPT120INDY2014SNOWCHECKFINANCINGOFFER0FOR36MONTHS3YEARPOLARISTARPOWERPROTECTION2YEARPOWERTRAINWARRANTYUPTO1000NOPAYMENTSFOR6MONTHSNOINTERESTFOR5MONTHS0.00FinanceRatefor36MonthsThisisalimited-timeofferwhichisvalidforthepurchaseofselectedqualifyingmodelsandissubjecttocreditapprovalfromTDAutoFinanceTDAFonqualifiedpurchasesfinancedduringthisprogram.Offermaynotbecombinedwithcertainotheroffersissubjecttochangeandmaybeextendedorterminatedwithoutfurthernotice.Seeparticipatingretailersforcompletedetailsandconditions.Ratesfromotherlendersmayvary.Monthlypaymentandcostofborrowingwillvarydependingonamountborrowedanddownpaymenttrade.Minimumamounttofinanceis5000.Example7500financedat0.00over36months36monthlypaymentsof208.34withacostofborrowingof0.00andatotalobligationof7500.00.FreightlicencePPSARPDRMinsuranceregistrationanyretaileradministrationfeesandotherapplicablefeesandtaxesarenotincludedinthefinancedamount.DealersarefreetosetindividualpricesbutmustbeenrolledwithTDAFtoparticipate.Three-yearextendedservicecontractisavailableonnew2014snowmobiles.OfferisvalidonlyintheU.S.andCanadaanddoesnotapplytopriorpurchases.Three-yearextendedservicecontractconsistsof12monthsfactorywarrantyplus24monthsPOLARISTARPowerProtectionESC.Subjectto50deductiblenomileagelimitation.Seeyourdealerforcompletedetails.WORTHOFGEARCHOOSESPECIALSNOWCHECKFINANCINGORORTERRAINDOMINATIONPolarisrecommendsthatallsnowmobileriderstakeatrainingcourse.Donotattemptmaneuversbeyondyourcapability.Alwayswearahelmetandothersafetyapparel.Neverdrinkandride.2013PolarisIndustriesInc.TERRAINDOMINATION.COMMORECUSTOMIZATIONLIMITED-EDITIONSLEDSEASYORDERINGPROCESSTOCUSTOMIZEYOURULTIMATESLED.NOWISTHETIMEDiggerzPowersports2AspenRoadHayRiverNTX0E0P0867-874-3224www.dierz.ca 8TuesdayApril22013SportsRecreationCrossCountrySkiingByRENEFRANCOEURAnythingcanhappenattheannualPtubSkiracesinHayRiversettokickoffthisSaturdayandSunday.AccordingtoBobWhiteoftheHayRiverSkiClubwhichhoststheeventthiswasprovenevenmoresoyearsagowithasurpriseatthenishline.Oneyearwhentheracingdistanceswerelongerthantheyaretodayonecontes-tantwaslaggingwellbehindeveryoneelse.Whenshe-nallyarrivedatthenishlinemostofthecrowdhaddispersedandshewaswear-ingnothingonhertophalfexceptherracingbibWhitesaidchuckling.Shedthrownawayallherclothesbecauseitwassuchawarmspringdayhesaid.Thatstoryisretoldalmosteveryyear.Itreallyshowsthoughhowitisjustafeel-goodfunweekendofskiing.ThePtubracescelebrat-ingamilestone30thanni-versarythisyearisnamedforacombinationoftwoHayRiverbusinessesthePtarmi-ganInnandTheHayRiverHubnewspaper.In1983ChuckDavidgetheoriginalPtarmiganInnownerandChrisBrodeurwhoownedTheHubatthetimepartneredtoformtheoriginalsponsorshipteamfortheraces.TherehavealwaysbeenannualracesinHayRiverforskiingdatingbackintothe70sWhitewhohasbeeninvolvedinPtubsinceitsin-ceptionsaid.Thenwehadthosesponsorsstepforward.Theywerebothinvolvedinskiingandwiththeirbusi-nessestheywerelookingtosupportlocalsportinamoreorganizedandperma-nentway.AtthetimeTheHubwasusingarabbitintheireditorialcartoonsandtheInnsmascotwasofcourseaplumpwhiteptarmigan.BrodeurandDavidgeto-getherwithalocalartistcombinedthetwoimagesandthePtublogoandnamewasborn.Thatsamebannerisstillputupeveryyear.ThersteventwasalotoffunwithDavidgeandBrodeurskiingagainsteachotherWhitesaid.TheHubwoulddotheadvertisingandtheInnwouldprovideaSat-urdaynightawardsbanquetwhichwestilldo...Itwasaformalizingofsportforus.TheHayRiverSkiClubandtherstPtubracesorigi-nallyranoutofacoupleofdonatedtraincarsandca-boosesWhitesaid.Onewasusedforstorageandtheotherhadanairtightwoodstove.Outhouseswerethefa-cilitiesofthedayWhitelaughed.NowwehaveaTherabbitandptarmigaPtubskiracescelebratemilestonePatti-KayHamiltonofFortSmithpushesuphillinthemastersmenandwomensracein2012.MidgetcrosscountryskierstaketheirstartingpositionsonMar.242012duringtheannualPtubSkiRacesinHayRiver.Theeventtypicallyseesabout100participantscomeout.AgroupofPtubvolunteersheadouttotheirdeisgnatedchecpointsviasnowmobilelastyear.BrendanGreenfarrightstartedwiththePtubracesandwentontocompeteinthe2010VancouverOlympicsinskibiathlon.Heispicturedherein1990withlefttorightMarilynAlexandHelenGreen.Itsnotoneofthoseeveatallcostsitsallaboutationandgettingmoreajoyfulwaytowrapurealclubhouseandawaxingroomrunningwater...Itscer-tainlybeenanimprovement.Withnewownershipatbothplacesthroughouttheyearsthebusinesseshaveremainedfaithfulsponsorsandsupportersoftheraces.WhileCurtisRoweandtheRowefamilycurrentlyrunthePtarmiganInnandNorthernNewsServiceshastakenoverTheHubbothlookforwardtocarryingonthePtubtraditionsformany 9TuesdayApril22013moreyearstocomeWhitenoted.DavidgeandBrodeurstillattendPtubeveryyear.Overthe30yearsskiersfromallovertheNorthhavecometoskiintheclassicfreestyleandsprintracesopentoparticipantsfromagessixto70.Patishighlyregardedasoneofthebestskitrailgroomersinthecountry-abigreasonforthegreatski-ingwehaveeveryspringatPtubheadded.ManyotherPtubersgoontocompeteatthena-tionallevel.Ptub2013willshowcaseanumberofoldphotographsnewspaperarticlesandmem-orabiliafromthe80sand90sWhitetoldTheJournal.Therewillalsobeaspecialskibandanarecognizingtheanniversary.Wellshowhowfarwevecomein30yearsandjusthavealotoffunWhitesaid.ItsAprilsoitswarmerandtherewillbemusicandgoodfood...Itsnotoneofthoseeventsthatisaboutwinningatallcostsitsallaboutspringski-ingandrecreationandgettingmorepeopleparticipatingjustajoyfulwaytowrapuptheskiseasonreally.WhiterecalledanincidentacoupleyearsagowheretwocompetitiveyoungwomenonefromHayRiverandonefromYellowknifeweregoingheadtoheadinaclassic-stylerace.Theseweretwotopskiersandoneofthegirlsbrokeherpolesoshejustthrewthetogether30yearslaternniversarywithalookbackotheroneawayandstartedskiingwithoutpoles.Wellthenhercompetitoralsothrewherpolesawayandskiedwithoutthemaswelljusttomakeitfair.ThatsPtubWhitesaid.Whilethebulkofthepar-ticipantsonaverageabout100ayeartendtoocktoPtubfromtheYellowknifeHayRiverandFortSmithareasthereisagroupfromFortProvidencescheduledtomakeanappearancethisyearaswellWhitesaid.ThiswillbethefirsttimewevehadkidsfromFortProvidenceinyearssowerereallylookingfor-wardtothat.Ptub2013isalsoplan-ningtohostaminibiath-loneventforthefirsttimeonSaturday.Itwassuchacoldwin-terandwerecognizethatanumberofothercommunityskibiathloneventswerecancelledforkidssowethoughtwedofferoneWhitesaid.ThedeadlinetoregisterforthisyearsPtubracesisApr.4atmidnight.RacesbeginatnoononSaturdayand1100a.m.Sunday.Formoreinformationvisitwww.hayriverskiclub.com.PhotoscourtesyofBobWhiteChristopherLiretteofHayRiverpreparesforthejuniorboysclassicatPtub2011.HewasnamedNWTJuniorMaleAthleteoftheyearin2011.BRIEFSSPORTSFortMcPhersongirlwinssilveratHaywoodSkiNationalsAnnahHanthornofFortMcPhersontookhomethesilvermedalinthejuniorgirlscategorylastTuesdayatthe2013HaywoodCrossCountrySkiNationalsatWhistlerOlympicParkinBC.Hanthornscoopedupthevictoryonthe10kmcourseof2.5kmlapswithatimeof3302beatingoutEdmontonNordicsEmberLargewhotookhomethebronzewithatimeof3358.Inthesprintqualiferforthejuniorgirls1.2kmclassiclastWednesdayHanthorncontinuedtotriumphovertheslushyconditionscominginfourthwithatimeof338.NWTteamsflopatseniorcurlingchampionshipsTheNWTmensteamledbyskipGlenHudylosttoNorthernOntariosBruceMunrowithascoreof4-14onMar.22destroyingtheirchancesofqualifyingfortheplayoffsatthe2013Canadianseniorcurlingcham-pionshipswhichtookplaceinSummersidePEIfromMar.16-24.NewBrunswickwalkedawaywiththemenschampionshiptitleafteran11-3winonMar.24leavingOntarioinsecond.InthewomensdivisionNovaScotiawongoldbeatingAlberta7-6.TeamNWTheadedbyskipAnnMcKellar-Gilliscamein11thoutof12teamswiththreewinsandeightlossesintotal.MeghanLoutitglidesoutontoPtubtrailsduringtheminimidgetracein2011.Skierslineupinanticipationinanundatedphotofromthe1980s.ThetraincarstheoriginalhometotheHayRiverSkiClubcanbeseeninthebackground.Competitorscutthroughthetrailsduringthesprintraceslastyear.tsthatisaboutwinningspringskiingandrecre-eopleparticipatingjusttheskiseasonreally.BobWhiteSomePtubgraduateshavegoneontocompeteintheOlympicsincludingBren-danGreenofHayRiverwhocompetedinVancouverin2010forskibiathlon.Green26hasbeencrosscountryskiingsincehewasthreeandbeganserioustrainingundertheguidanceofcoachPatBobinskitheformidableforcebehindget-tingourHayRiverSkiClubtrailsinperfectshapeoveralltheseyearsWhitesaid.ScanhereformoreinfoonLundfromKinglandwww.kinglandford.comFormoreinformationcallTollFreeat1-800-661-0716donnaleekinglandford.com2013LUND1800Alaskanw90HPHondaAboatnottobemessedwith.Thisboatissheertalent.Aroomyridethatcanwithstandthetoughestofwatersandstrongestofwinds.Itfeaturesportandstarboardrodstorageandan8gallonaeratedlivewell.EngineeredtogetyouthroughanythingtheAlaskanwillgetyouyourprizedcatchesbethewaterscalmorchoppy.SALEPRICE29900295monthBothHayRiverteamstakeDominionCurlingChampionshipsTenadultteamscompetedatthe2013NWTDominionChampionshipsinHayRiverontheweekend.TeamGagnierfromHayRivertookrstplaceinthewomensdivisionwithascoreof7-6againstTeamHobartfromFortSmith.OnthemenssideHayRiversTeamDe-loreywonthechampionshiptitleinatiebreakergameagainstFortSmithsTeamKaeser7-2.Thetwowin-ningteamswillrepresenttheNWTattheCanadianDominionCurlingChampionshipsinThunderBayOnt.inNovember. 10TuesdayApril22013WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.isalovelyyoungfemalecat.Sheisalwaysplayfulandhertastefulgreyandwhitecoatisenoughtokeepyouwarmduringthelongwinterseason.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.JourneyoftheNishiyuuculminatesonParliamentHillYouthtrek1500kmtoOttawatodefendindigenousrightsByDAVIDKOCHTheresnowordstode-scribethewayIfeelDavidKawapitsaidtothemassivecrowdgatheredonParliamentHilllastMondaycelebratingtheendofthe1500-kmJour-neyoftheNishiyuuinsupportoftheIdleNoMoremove-mentforindigenousrights.Thewalkwasoverbutitwasonlythebeginningofabiggerjourneyforunityandrenewedstrengthamongin-digenouspeopleacrossthecountryKawapitsuggested.Thisisnottheendhesaidthroughboomingloud-speakersonthefrontlawnofParliament.Thiswillcontinue.KawapitwasoneofsixyoungmenwhosetoutwithaguidefromtheircoastalvillageofWhapmagoostuionHudsonsBayinJanu-arycrossingavastexpanseoffrozenlakesandsnow.Inmid-MarchwhentheyreachedKitiganZibi-anAlgonquincommunitytwohoursnorthofOttawabycar-thesevenoriginalwalkershadbeenjoinedbymorethan200supportersfromdiffer-entnationsincludingCreeInuitandAlgonquin.ThesoundofceremonialdrumsandthesmellofsagewereintheairasafeastbeganintheauditoriumoftheKitiganZibischooltohonourthewalkers.Kawapitsittingcross-leggedintheauditoriumhall-waysaidhecameupwiththeideaasashowofsupportforChiefTheresaSpencewhocarriedoutasix-weekhun-gerstrikeonVictoriaIslandnearParliamentHillinDe-cemberandJanuarytoprotestallegedinfringementsbythefederalgovernmentontreatyandAboriginalrights.IwaswonderinghowIcouldhelpoutandcontributetotheIdleNoMoremovementsothatswhenIdecidedtogoonajourneyKawapitsaid.Solidarityamongindig-enouspeoplewasadrivingforceforthewalkerssaidKawapitwhoishalf-Creeandhalf-Inuit.Hecomparedthepowerofonepersontoasinglestrawofgrass.Aloneitsreallyeasytoripoffbutwhenyougrababunchofthemitsprettymuchimpossibleforoneper-sontoripthataparthesaid.ThedesiretoprotectlandandtraditionsisanothersourceofmotivationforthewalkersKawapitsaid.Thejourneywhichtracedthecustomarytraderoutebe-tweentheCreeAlgonquinandMohawknationswaspartofaneffortamongtheyoungmentoreconnectwiththeirroots.Hedescribedtherevivalofancientcustomsasthegreattaskofhisgenerationaftercenturiesofcolonialism.Thepointofcolonizingisyougetridoftheotherpeo-plestraditionsoryougetridofthempermanentlyhesaid.Thatnearlydestroyedusbutwerecomingbackstrong.Hesaidmanytroubledin-digenousyouthhaveben-etedfromjoiningthewalkorwatchingitsprogress-in-cludingKawapithimselfwhohasstruggledwithanxietyanddepression.Ihaventthoughtaboutsui-cidesincewebeganhesaid.Myfamilysproudofme.IncommunitiesalongtheroadtoOttawacoordina-torswerebusyoverthelastthreemonthshelpingyoungpeopleraisemoneyforpro-visionsandtoprepareforthejourney.VanessaSharlaCreeyouthworkerfromChibougamau-atownincentralQuebec-helpedget11peoplefromhercommu-nityinvolvedinthetrek.Itsagoodexperienceandyougettomeetalotofpeopleandyouknowfeeltheloveshesaid.Werealltogetherinthis.Multicolouredpostersandbannershand-madebyAl-gonquinschool-childrenfromKitiganZibidisplayedwel-comemessagesonthewalloftheauditoriumwhereyoungpeopleinmatchingpurpleshirtsserveduphotfoodtothehundredsofpeoplegath-eredforthefeast.Oneofthemwas7year-oldMercedesGogoaresidentofKitiganZibiwhosaidsheplannedtojointhewalkersonthelast170kmstretchoftheirmarchtothecapital.IfeellikeIamreallyapartofitshesaid.AskedwhatmessageshewantedtosendtoOttawasherepliedWeareIndiansandwewantourland.OriginalwalkersarriveceremoniouslyinOttawaIndigenousflagswavedabovetheexuberantwalk-ersastheycrossedthebridgetoVictoriaIslandthesiteofSpenceshungerstrikewheretheyweregreetedbyacrowdofcheeringsupporters.Afteraceremonyandtheperformanceofsongsthecrowdmarched-ordancedtothebeatofdrums-towardParliamentHill.NormanMatchewanspokesmanforBarriereLakeFirstNationinQuebecsaideldershavepredictedthatin-digenousnationswoulduniteforatleasttwodecades.YouseethattodayMatchewansaidaddingthat50youthfromhiscommu-nityhadjoinedthemarch.Wegettodeliveroursamemessagethatourlandisbeingdestroyedhesaid.Ourlandisouridentity.Ifthatisdestroyedthenwearedestroyed.MaybeleneWhiteduck12hadjustcompletedthe200kmtrekfromManiwakibutshesaidherfeetdidnthurt.Thersttwodayswerehardshesaid.ButIgotuseditbythethirdday.Shesaidthejourneyishelpingtobringunitytoindigenouscommunities.PeoplearesteppingupforourlandshesaidassheapproachedParliamentHill.BlindiaPapatie24saidshefeltproudafterwalkingfornearly400kmfromtheAlgonquincommunityofKitcisakikincentralQuebec.ShesaidshehopestosendapositivemessagetothenextgenerationThatonedaytheycansucceedsaidthemotherofthreeasshestoodnearthestepsofParliamentwheremusiciansbeatdrumsandsang.Weseethefuturebeforethem.AbrahamBearskin62greetedhisnephewsandtheotherwalkersonVic-toriaIslandbeforewalkingwiththemtoParliament.Hecalledthetrekpartofaspiri-tualhealingprocess.TheyrewalkingforunityforallpeopleFirstNationsacrossthecountrysaidBearskinaCreemanfromtheHudsonBaycommunityofChisasibi.Themoodwasfestiveatthedemonstrationwhichalsoattractednon-Aborig-inalsupportersfromasfarasMontrealQue.andLon-donOnt.WarrenPatatie23saidhebegandancingimme-diatelywhenheheardthedrumsbeatinOttawa.HehadbeenonthejourneyformorethantwoweekssinceleavinghiscommunityofBarriereLake.Imheretoservemylandathomeandformyanimalstreeswaterlakesandtheskyhesaid.NDPleaderThomasMul-caironeofmanyspeakerswhoaddressedthecrowdofaround2000deridedPrimeMinisterStephenHarperforhisabsencefromtheevent.HarperhadattendedaphotoopthatmorninginTorontomarkingthearrivaloftwopandabearsfromChina.MinisterofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevel-opmentAANDCBernardValcourthowevermetwiththewalkersandacceptedaninvitationtovisitWhapma-goostuithissummer.Healsoexpressedadesiretoen-gageyouthinthekeyissuesfacingcommunitiesacrossthecountryaccordingtoAANDCspokespersonJanODriscoll.Aftertheirarrivaltheorig-inalwalkersattendedayouthforuminOttawawheretheydiscussedhowtoensurethespiritofthejourneywouldcontinuesaidMatthewMu-kashamemberoftheWhap-magoostuicommunityandformerGrandChiefoftheCreeNation.Thewordofthisjourneyisgoingtospreadworld-wideMukashsaid.WithfilesfromWair-imuGitauandNatashaMendoncaPhotoDennisBevingtonPoliticsAboriginalCloseto2000peoplegatheredtowelcometheNishiyuuaftertheir1500kmjourneybyfoottoOttawaonParliamentHillwheretheyheldahugerounddanceincelebration.Yourbusinessinprint EnvironmentEcosystems11TuesdayApril22013GeologisttracksdriftwooddownMackenziebasinFindingscouldhaveimplicationsforfuturehydrodevelopmentByMEAGANWOHLBERGGeologistNatalieKramerAndersonisexploringun-chartedterritoryintheNWTbutitsnotinsearchofdia-mondsorgold.Shesfollow-ingwood.ThePhDcandidatefromColoradoStateUniversityistestingnewresearchtech-niquestosolvewhatiscur-rentlytheunknownmysteryofhowmuchdriftwoodiscomingintotheMacken-zieRiverBasinandwhereitsgoing.Wereallydostudyevery-thingthatthewatercarriesshesaid.Wehavegaugingstationsthatcalculatethevolumeofwaterthatscom-ingthroughwemeasurealotofthechemistryinthewater...Wealsomeasurealotofthesedimentload...butwehaventreallyevermeasuredtheactualwoodthatscom-ingdownwhichisanotherthingarivercancarry.AndersonwasintheNWTinMarchtoinstallsixtime-lapsecamerasthroughouttheriverbasinoneontheHayRiveroneontheSlaveoneontheLiardtwoontheMackenzieandoneonthesouthshoreofGreatSlaveLake-aknowndepositionareafordriftwood.ShesalsoplanningonhavingtwomoresetuponthePeelandtheArcticRedRivers.Thosecamerasaretakingphotosevery10minutesinordertocatchtheicebreakupandthemovementofwooddownstreamoverthenextthreemonths.LikethestudyitselfAnder-sonsmethodologies-usingtime-lapsephotographyandvideotakenfromakayakontheriverstomeasurevolume-arepreviouslyunexplored.Itsherhopethatthepho-toswillalsohelpheriden-tifyrelationshipsbetweentheamountofwoodbeingtransporteddowntheriverandotherfactorslikewaterlevelsandtimeofyear.ThoughtheimplicationsmaynotseemaspressingasthoserelatedtoastudyonthewaterschemistryAndersonsaidwoodhasanextremelyimportantandunderratedroleinmaintainingtheequilib-riumofriversystems.Youcanthinkofthewoodasabigblockofnutrientsasitscomingthroughthesystemsoyouretransport-ingnutrientsfromtheupperbasinouttotheoceananditsimportanttoknowwherethosenutrientsgo-iftheyrejustroutedreallyquickly-wedontknowanythingaboutourdeepoceans-buttheyndthatitslikeami-crocosmoflifeahotspotintactshesaid.Notalotoftheforesthasbeendisturbedsothewoodthatscomingdownrightnowisprobablyverysimilartohowitsbeencomingdownsincealltheforestgrewinafterlastgla-ciation.Soitsasystemthatsverymuchinsomesortofequilibrium-itworks.WhatshefindsintheMackenziethereforecouldhaveglobalimplications.Almostallthelargeriversintheworldhavebeenexten-sivelyalteredanddredgedofalltheirwoodsoyoucantreallygetagoodestimateofhowallthesebighugedamsweveputupintheworldhaveaffectedwoodoutputtotheoceanwhichispartofasys-temshesaid.Itmightnotbereadilyapparentrightawaybutitspartofthesystem.ForexamplewoodtrappedbehinddamsonChinaslargeriversishauledawayratherthansentdownstreamandtheeffectsarestartingtobeseen.Peoplearestartingtore-alizemoreandmorethatthatwoodisreallynecessaryforalotofbankerosiononthecoastlinessotheyrelosingalotoftheirbeachestheircoastlinesbecausedriftwoodisnolongeronthebeachesshesaid.ThatswhyAndersonsaidestablishingabaselineintheNorthisimportanttodonowbeforetheriversystemiscom-promised.Suchknowledgeshesaidwillultimatelybejustasimportantforindus-trytounderstandasitisforthosetaskedwithprotectingtheenvironment.Foroperatingadamitmightbeusefulinformationforhowmuchmoneyareyougoingtohavetospendclean-ingoutfrombehindthedamwhenyougetthesebiglogs...Whatifyoumodelledyourdamheightsoitsnotbeingovertoppedbutyoudidntre-allytakeintoaccountwhatifyouhaveallofasuddenoveracoupledays...tonsandtonsoflogsshesaid.Whetheryourefororagainstithydrodoesntmat-teryouhavearesponsibilitytotrytobegintounderstandhowitsgoingtoaffectallthenutrientssuppliedtotheecosystemsdownstream.AndersonsresearchissupportedbyagrantfromtheNationalGeographicSocietysCommitteeforRe-searchandExplorationandColoradoState.WhatsreallyneatabouttheMackenzieiswehaveareallygreatopportunitytostudyasystemthatsgenerallyintact...Itsasystemthatsverymuchinsomesortofequilibrium-itworks.NatalieKramerAndersonthroughtheriversystemoriftheressomefeedbackalongthewayshetoldTheJour-nalduringatrektoinstallacameraontheSlaveRivernearFitzgeraldAlta.Decomposingwoodpro-videsalotofnutrientsforbio-diversityandriparianvegeta-tionalongthecorridor.Littlebugsusuallyliketoeatthewoodandotheranimalsareattractedtothesecritters.Aswelloncewoodreachestheoceanitplaysanotherimportantrolethatpeopleareonlyjustbeginningtounderstand.Theyvealsofoundsunkenlogsindeepoceansofliferightaroundthatonelogbecausetheresnosun-lightdowntheretheresnonutrientsgrowing.EvenpeoplehistoricallyhaveharnessedtheforeignwoodcomingdownstreamforsurvivalinthehighArc-ticcommunitieswheretreesdontexistfortoolslikekay-aksshesaid.AndersonsaidtheMack-enziebasinprovidesagreatopportunityforunderstand-ingthewaywoodimpactslargeriversystems.WhatsreallyneatabouttheMackenzieiswehaveareallygreatopportunitytostudyasystemthatsgenerallyPhotosMeaganWohlbergNatalieKramerAndersonageomorphologistfromColoradoStateUniversityhasinstalledsixtime-lapsecamerasonriversaroundtheNWTincludingthissiteontheSlaveRivernearFitzgeraldAlta.Thecamerasaretakingphotographsevery10minutestogetavisualoftheicebreakupandthedriftwoodloadbeingcarrieddowntheriver.AndersonrightandhereldtechnicianGeneviveCotofFortSmithinstallatime-lap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ArtsCultureTraditionalCrafts15TuesdayApril22013inyourCommunityTMTrademarkofSuncorEnergyInc.Keepingyouinformed.SuncorEnergywouldliketonotifyWoodBuffalocommunitymembersthatplannedmaintenanceworkononeofitsupgradersbeginsinmid-April.OverapproximatelysevenweekstheremaybeperiodsofincreasedflaringandthepotentialforodoursintheFortMcMurrayareaduringtheshutdownandstartupoftheunit.Suncorwillworktominimizethese.AlbertaEnvironmentandregionalstakeholdershavebeeninformed.FormoreinformationpleasecontacttheSuncorStakeholderRelationsGroupat780-792-9545.RegionalairqualityinformationisavailablefromtheWoodBuffaloEnvironmentalAssociationatwww.wbea.orgwww.suncor.comNorthernmaterialsdriveself-taughtcraftswomanByRENEFRANCOEUROneoftherstthingsCha-rissaAlain-LillydidwhenshemovedtoYellowknifein2004wasmakeabeadedbirchbarkbasket.IvealwayslovedcraftsandIvebeensewingsinceIwaseightorsoanditjustgotbetterwhenImovedNorthAlain-LillyoriginallyfromtheKitchener-WaterlooareainOntariosaid.Icameacrossthistourismpamphletfromtheterritorialgovernmentaboutmakingbirchbarkbaskets...Ittellsyoutogooutinthespringdiguptherootslookforstraighttalltreestogetrootsthatarestraightthingslikethat...Iwentoutcollectedthematerialsanddiditmyself.Herdevotiontoallthingshandmadeskyrocketedfromthereandforthepastthreeyearsshehasbeenafull-timecraftswoman.Theplethoraofnaturallyde-rivedmaterialavailableforartandcraftsintheNorthhasbeeninspiringtoAlain-Lillynowinhermidftieswhotaughtherselftomakeanumberofdifferentthingsincludingboxer-stylefurmittenswithmoosehidepalmsporcupinequillbraceletsandsmokeddeerhidebabybooties.Iwantedtotrytomakeabuffalorobeoutofrealbuf-falohideandIvebeenluckytohavemadegreatfriends...OneofthemwashuntingwithaDenemanandtheyhap-penedtogetayoungbuffaloandtheygavemethehide.Imstillworkingonthatac-tuallytwoyearslaterAlain-LillytoldTheJournal.Idotonsandtonsofresearch-onlinebooks-whenIwanttolearnsomethingnewandjustteachmyself.Shetaughtherselftoscrapetanandsmokethebuffalohideandplanstohandpaintalargesunburstonthebacksometimethisyear.Itsreallyroughandyoucanclearlyseeitsdonebysomeonewhohasnevertannedbefore...ButIdontmakethingstomassproducethemthefunformeisthedesignandcomingupwithsomethingIhaventdonebeforeshesaid.IminspiredbybeautifulthingsIwanttomakebeauti-fulthingsandthattakestimeandpatience.OneofAlain-Lillysfavou-riteaccessoriestouseintheitendeduptaking20hourstoputinonelittleone-inchstripoffur.AlargepartofAlain-Lil-lysworkasacraftswomanalsocomesintheformofworkshopswhichshehasbeenofferingoverrecentyearstobothshareherever-growingknowledgeandsup-plementherincome.showcasingofherownweb-siteoverayearago.Itssosimpleandyourenevermakingenoughasacraftersohavinganonlinepresencecanreallymakeadifferenceshesaid.Shehasbeendrivenbycre-ativeenergiesforaslongasshecanrememberAlain-Lillysaidwithartsandcraftscomingtohernaturallyandbringingmeaningtoherdreamsandlife.Mymomtoldme-andImusthavebeenfourorve-thatIusedtofollowmyolderbrothertoschooljustsoIcouldsittherewithhimanddraw...ItssomethingIvealwaysenjoyedandtodayalotofwhatIdoisbasedonstuffstemmingfrommyselfinternallyintuitively...SomepeoplecallitthespiritworldIcallitthecollective.AlsoascreenwriterbytradeAlain-Lillyiscurrentlywork-ingonherrstnovelatakeonthebeginningofhumankindwithamythologicalangle.TocheckoutmoreofAlain-Lillysworkvisitwww.charissacrafts.com.AlotofwhatIdoisbasedonstuffstem-mingfrommyselfinternallyintuitively...SomepeoplecallitthespiritworldIcallitthecollective.CharissaAlain-Lillyclothingandjewelleryshemakesareseedsfromsilver-berrybushesashrubnativetotheNWT.TheyvebeentraditionallyusedtodecorateclothingandtheyarejustsoprettylittledarkovalbeadswithalightstripethroughthemandIneverwouldhaveknownaboutthemifIhadntcomehere.Alain-Lillyalsorecentlybeganexploringtheinsandoutsbehindtheconstructionofcariboulegmukluksorka-miksinspiredbyherexperi-enceattheGreatNorthernArtsFestivalinInuviklastJulywhenanInuvialuitwomanshowedherthemajesticstyleofthethickmukluksmadeonlyfromcaribouleghide.Ididalotofmyownre-searchabouthowtomakethesebootsandImworkingonputtingtogetheraclassaboutitbecausesomanypeopleareinterestedinmak-ingfootwearandImgettingmoreandmorerequestsforpatternsshesaid.ItsnoteasythatsforsureIhadtoaddanextrastripinthebackofonebootbecauseitneededtobebiggerandIthoughtthatwouldbesimplebutIhadtotakeitapartfourtimesandSheteachesadultsandchil-drenavarietyoflessonsfromhowtocreatebeadedloom-workusingapieceofwillowcalledawillowbowloomtomakingturtleshellrattlesandpreparingandstitchingfurstroudandhideforhatsmittensandfootwear.Sheshowsherstudentsthevalueinrecycledprod-uctsnotingthatmostwoolboughtcommerciallyrsthandismixedwhereasthewoolfromoldjacketsavail-ableatthriftstoresisoften100percentwool.Cheapusedleatherjacketsalsomakegoodmaterialforliningandthepalmsofmittenswhenyoureinanancialpinchformaterialshesaid.Muchofmyworkespe-ciallytheblanketsIdoarein-spiredbyrecycledfabricsandthingsInd.WhenyoureupintheNorthyoudonthaveallthosebigfabricstorestoshopatanditsexpensivegettingthingsshippedsoyouhavetousewhatyoucanndandaddtoittakeseamsoutre-designgetcreative.Sheals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PoliticsActivism16TuesdayApril22013TheFortSmithHealthandSocialServicesAuthorityFSHSSAfacilitieshavebeenunderrenovationforsometimeandchangeshaveoccurred.TheFSHSSAstrivestodeliversafehigh-qualitycaretoourcommunity.TheFortSmithMedicalClinicwillbemovingtoatemporarylocationduringthenextphaseofrenovationstotheFortSmithHealthCentre.Ourhoursofoperationandourtelephonenumberwillremainunchanged.Ifyouwishtoseeadoctorornursepractitionerandyoudonothaveascheduledappointmentpleasecallaheadandbookyourappointment.Wemakeeveryefforttoensurewaittimesareasshortaspossible.Wewanttomakesurethecommunityisawareofcurrentandfuturechangestoourprogramsandservicesandwewillbeprovidingfurtherupdatesinthecomingweeks.PleasebeawareofthefollowingchangestotheFortSmithMedicalClinic1.Wewillnolongerbeabletoserveclientswhodonothaveascheduledappointment.2.Peoplewhoshow-upattheMedicalClinicwithoutascheduledappointmenta.willbeaskedtobookanappointmentandreturnattheirscheduledappointmenttimeorb.willberedirectedtotheEmergencyDepartmentattheFortSmithHealthCentre.PleasebeawareofthefollowingchangesattheFortSmithHealthCentreEmergencyDept1.EveryclientwillbeassessedaccordingtotheCanadianTriageandAcuityScaleCTAS.2.ClientswillbeprioritizedaccordingtotheirCTASscore.3.ServicesrenderedwillbedeterminedbyCTASscore.WewouldliketonotifyyouofthefollowingFirstCouncilofCanadianschapterborninNWTChaptersinceptioninuencedbyIdleNoMoremovementByRENEFRANCOEURThefirstNorthwestTer-ritorieschapteroftheCoun-cilofCanadiansCOCthelargestcitizensorganizationinthecountryissettoof-ciallylaunchonThursdayinYellowknifeprovidingamoreaccessibleandconcreteoutletforNorthernactivismwhenitcomestosafeguardingdemoc-racyandenvironmentaljustice.TheinternationalIdleNoMoremovementthattookthecountrybystorminDecemberandJanuaryandthepassingofomnibusbudgetBillC-38andBillC-45in2012werethedriv-ingforcesbehindgalvanizingachapterintheNWTLoisLittleNWTchapterco-chairtoldTheJournalinaninterview.BillC-38makesmajorchangestotheFisheriesActoneoftheoldestandmostwidelyusedpiecesoflegislationwhenitcomestoenvironmen-talprotection.AdditionallyBillC-45changeslegislationin64actsregulationsincludingtheIndianActNavigableWatersProtectionActandCanadianEnvironmentalAssessmentAct.AlotofpeoplehavebeentalkingintheNorthwithallourresourcesabouttheunravellingofdemocracywiththeConservativegov-ernmentanditreallyhitfullforcethispastyearwiththosetwobills...Thereareover120lawsandregulationsthathavechangedwithoutanypublicdebateorconsultationwithFirstNationsandothersin-volvedLittlesaid.TheCOCisavoicethatstandsupagainstsuchap-pallinggovernmentagen-dasshesaid.Establishedin1985thecouncilworkstoprotectCa-nadianindependencebypro-motingprogressivepoliciesonfairtradecleanwaterenergysecuritypublichealthcareandotherissuesofsocialandeco-nomicconcern.COCsupportedbyover70chaptersacrossCanadahasbeeninvolvedinanumberofcampaignsfromraisingawarenessabouttheimpactsofoilsandsonriversystemstosuccessfullykillingplansforamegalandllontopofapristineaquiferinSimcoeCountyOnt.WiththenewchapterinYellowknifeNunavutisnowtheonlyjurisdictionwithoutaCOCchapter.AccordingtoLittletherehavebeenmanyCOCmembersintheNWTanywherefrom50to100forthepasttwodecades.Littlehasbeenacouncilmembersincethemid1990s.Sheisalsoamemberofthead-hocYellowknife-basedactivistgrouptheRagingBoomersdescribedontheirFacebookpageasadultswhobelievethattheHarper-ledConservativegovernmentisassaultingourcoreCanadianvalues.TheCOCchapteristhenextdevelopmentalstepforNortherngrassrootsgroupsliketheBoomersLittlesaid.Thingsaregettingmoreandmoreserious...Wedontwanttobeanad-hocgroupkindofjustoatingaroundshesaid.Wehavegovernmentssteamrollingrightoverusthesedayshandinhandwithmulti-nationalcor-porations.Thelittleguydoesntcountforanythingsothisisawayofcitizenscounting...andbeingheard.Theofciallaunchgetsun-derwayat700p.m.ThursdayintheYellowknifePublicLi-brarymeetingroom.ThisiswherewewillbeinvitingNorthernerstotelluswhattheythinkweshouldbedoingwhatissuesweshouldbestartingacampaignonwhatweshouldbefocusingonwhatweshouldbeprotectingLittlesaid.WhiletheNWTchapterwillbesupportingthemajornationalCOCcampaignsitwillalsochampionNorthern-specicissuesLittlenoted.LittlewantsthepublictoknowthechapterisopentoeveryoneintheNWTandisnotgearedjusttopeopleinYellowknife.AnyoneinterestedinthechapterwhocannotmakethemeetingisinvitedtoemailLittleatcocnwtgmail.com.PhotoDeneNationProtestorstakepartinarounddanceduringanIdleNoMorerallyindowntownYellowknifeinDecember.TheIdleNoMoremovementwasacatalystintherecentstart-upoftherstCouncilofCanadianschapterintheNWT.