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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.