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ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaInuvikwelcomesspringwithMuskratJamboreeThe56thannualfestivalsawNorthernersfromallovercompeteinsnowmobileracesandthepopularTrapperSkillsevent.Seepages12-13.GenerationXauthortoheadlineNorthWordsContemporarywriterDouglasCouplandisthebignameinthelineupforYellowknifesspringliteraryfestival.Seepage16.SweetOvertimeGoalYellowknifeFlyerswinwesterntitleinNorthernHockeyChallenge.Seepage23.TuesdayApril92013Vol.36No.48AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00FormerCAPPchairheadsnewAlbertaregulatorGerryProttiwithtighttiestotheoilandgasindustryhasbeenselectedasthechairoftheboardofdirectorsofthenewAlbertaEnergyRegulator.Seepage3.MountainPineBeetlelandsinsouthernNWTEnvironmentandNaturalRe-sourcesdepartmentstaffdis-coveredlivepinebeetlelarvaeintheKakisaRiverareade-spiteacoldwinter.Seepage15.--1Visitwww.norj.caByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheAlbertagovernmentisdemandingcorrectiveactionsfromSuncoratitsoilsandsfa-cilitynorthofFortMcMurraytwoyearsafteritdiscoveredthatindustrialwastewaterow-ingfromthecompanysefu-entpondsintotheAthabascaRiverwereaboveacceptablelimitsfortoxicity.SuncorreportedwastewatertoxicityfailureatthetreatedwaterdischargeoutletknownasPondCtotheprovincialgov-ernmentinMarch2011.Thecompanyclosedthepondsoonafterandbegandivertingthewastewatertoatailingspond.AlthoughpondwaterhasbeenheldbackfromtheriveroverthelasttwoyearsSuncorreportedlyfailedthetoxicitytest39timessincethe2011re-leaseandstilldoesnotknowthesourceofthetoxicity.Whilethewatertreatmentpondisallowedlimiteddis-chargeintotheriverupstreamofFortMcKayAlbertaEnvi-ronmentandSustainableRe-sourceDevelopmentESRDspokespersonNikkiBoothsaiditisunknownhowmuchifanymadeitintotheriver.Wehavenothingthatindi-catesthattherewasaproblempriortothattestorthatanytoxicwaterwasdischargedintotherivershesaidinanemailre-sponsetoTheJournal.ThepondhasdischargedinthepasthoweverithasnotdischargedsinceMarch2011.TherearetwootherpondsAandBthatstilldischargeintotheriversheadded.Shewouldnotsayhowmuchwastewaterisreleasedundertheconditionoflimiteddischarge.Shesaidtestsaredoneregu-larlyforlevelsoftoxicity.Wastewaterfailsatoxicitytestwhenmorethan50percentoftherainbowtroutusedinthetestdieasaresultofexposuretothewaterbeingreleasedintotheriver.LastThursdaytheprovincialgovernmentorderedenforce-mentmeasuresrequiringthatSuncortemporarilysuspendanydischargefromPondCuntilcorrectiveactionsareevaluatedanditcanidentifythesourceofthetoxicity.Italsotoldthecompanytoconductanengineeringauditofthewastewatertreatmentpro-cesstoidentifypotentialmiti-gationmeasuresinthedesignandconductenhancedmoni-toringofthewastewatersys-temwhichconsistsofaseriesoftreatmentponds.ThecompanyhasbeentoldtoaddressdissolvedorganiccompoundsintheindustrialwastewaterwhichSuncoridentiedasthelikelysourceofthetoxicity.Thosecontaminantsincludethingslikenaphthenicacidsandotheroilsandsextract-ableacidsaccordingtoBooth.Otherpotentialcontaminantsthatmaybecausingtoxicityaretobeinvestigatedaswellthegovernmenthasordered.Wefullysupporttheplansoutlinedintheorderandwillbeworkinghardtoimplementtheactionsidentiedbythereg-ulatorSuncorexecutivevicepresidentofoilsandsandinsitusaidinaMar.28pressrelease.SuncorhasuntilApr.302013tosubmitareportiden-tifyingthesourceoftoxicityandmonitoringplantoESRD.Whenaskedwhythegov-ernmenttooktwoyearstoissueenforcementactionstothecompanyBoothpointedtothelengthoftheinvestigation.Wedontalwaysissueanenforcementorderatthebe-ginningofanincidentasthesetypesofsituationscantaketimetoinvestigateshesaidaddingthatthedepartmenthasmanyoptionsdependingontheof-fencetoensurecompliancein-cludingwarninglettersticketsandadministrativepenaltiesenforcementenvironmentalprotectionandwatermanage-mentordersandprosecution.Enforcementordersallowustogiveguidanceofreme-dialactionsthatindividualscompaniesandmunicipalitiesmusttakeinordertogetbackintocomplianceshesaid.SeeAnnouncementonpage3.AlbertatellsSuncortoxwastewaterproblemGovernmenttooktwoyearstoissueactionsfor2011incidentSadieMcMahonofFortSmithcentreinpinkandotheryoungskiracersfromacrosstheNWTtakeoffatthe0.25kmfree-stylemassstartduringthe30thPtubSkiRacesinHayRiveronSunday.LaceyFurnissofYellowknifecameinrstplacewithFortSmithsTaylorPorterfollowingclosebehindinsec-ondandHayRiversDestinyMinozascoopingupthebronze.Seepage21formore.PhotoDonJaque EnvironmentWildlife2TuesdayApril92013NEWSBRIEFSNWTmaceondisplayinInuvikFortMcPhersonthisweekTheofcialNorthwestTerritoriesmaceatraditionalcer-emonialstaffmadeofsilverandbronzewillbeavailableforpublicviewingthisweekinInuvikandFortMcPher-son.DatingbacktoparliamentarytraditionsintheBrit-ishCommonwealththemacewasoriginallydesignedtoprotectkings.TodayitsymbolizestheauthorityoftheLegislativeAssemblyandtheSpeaker.Itwillbeondis-playatInuviksEastThreeElementarySchoolfrom530-730p.m.onWednesdayandatChiefJuliusSchoolinFortMcPhersononThursdayfrom330to500p.m.SpeakerJackieJacobsonregionalMLAstheLegislativeAssem-blysclerkandthesergeant-at-armswillbeinattendance.DominiononestepclosertosecuringpurchaseofEkatimineDominionDiamondCorp.formerlyknownasHarryWin-stonDiamondCorp.announcedlastMondayithasbeenapprovedbyallnecessaryregulatorybodiestoacquireBHPBillitonsEkatidiamondoperationsintheNWT.BHPBillitonagreedtosellitsEkatidiamondminelo-cated310kmnortheastofYellowknifelastNovembertoHarryWinstonfor500million.Dominionsaiditexpectsthedealtoofciallyclosesometimethisweek.AdvancepollsopeninLiidliiKuechiefby-electionAdvancepollsfortheLiidliiKuebandelectiontobeheldApr.10inFortSimpsonopenedlastWednesday.SevencandidatesarerunningforchiefOlintoBeau-lieuErnestCazonMinnieLetcherEricMenicocheMichaelModesteBerthaNorwegianandArnoldHope.ThesuccessfulcandidatewillreplaceKeynaNorwegianwhowasoustedbycouncilinJanuaryafteravoteofnon-condence.FishdeformitiesinAlbertaUSlinkedtooilpollutionscientistAbnormalitiessharedbetweenshinAthabascaRiverGulfofMexicoandAlaskaByMEAGANWOHLBERGWhatdoshintheAtha-bascaRiverhaveincommonwiththoseintheGulfofMexicoandGulfofAlaskaTheysharedeformitiescausedbyoilpollutioninthewateraccordingtore-nownedwatershedscientistDr.DavidSchindler.TheUniversityofAl-bertascientistwhohelpedlinkoilsandsupgraderstocarcinogeniccontaminantsfoundinthenearbysnow-packinnortheasternAlbertabroughttheissueforwardtofederalministerslastweekaskingthemtodomoretoassistscienticresearchonthematter.InalettertoEnvironmentMinisterPeterKentandFish-eriesandOceansMinisterKeithAshfieldSchindlerarguedthereareremark-ablesimilaritiesintheab-normalitiesfoundonshintheAthabascaRiverandonesfollowingtheDeepwaterHo-rizonandExxonValdezoilspillsintheGulfofMexicoandGulfofAlaskarespec-tivelyalongwithsomefoundonGreatLakesshinthevicinityofheavyindustries.Giventheparallelsinthecasesfromvariouslocationsitseemslikelythatsomechemicalorsuiteofchemi-calsincrudeoiliscausingthemalformationsSchindlersaid.Themostlikelysus-pectsareprobablypolycy-clicaromatichydrocarbonsPAHstheiralkylatedde-rivativesorcloselyrelateddibenzothiophenes.ManyPAHsaresuspectedorknowntocausecancermutationsordeformitiesinembryosorfetusesSchindlersaidandarelinkedtoim-munesuppression.IntheGulftheresulthasbeenthatmanyshspecieshavebecomevulnerabletoabroadsuiteofbacterialandviraldiseasesand...parasiteshesaid.HighconcentrationsofPAHsarealsoassociatedtheriveritwillbeimpossibletodeterminewhichchemicalsareresponsibleforthemal-formationsinthecomplexGiventheparallelsinthecasesfromvar-iouslocationsitseemslikelythatsomechemicalorsuiteofchemicalsincrudeoiliscausingthemalformations.Dr.DavidSchindlerwiththeappearanceofle-sionsinredsnapper.Otherchemicalsassoci-atedwithoilsandsprocessingwaterssuchasnaphthenicacidscouldalsobeatplaySchindlernotedalongwithchemicaldispersantsusedtocleanupoilspillsintheGulf.WhilesomePAHsandrelatedcontaminantsoccurnaturallyinthelowerAtha-bascaRiverSchindlersaiduniversityandgovernmentresearchlinksindustrytothedeformities.Therecenthighfrequencyofmalformationssuggeststhatindustrialinputshavecausedsomethresholdformalformationstobecrossedtheletterstates.KeepoutdoorlabopenSchindlerrequestsSchindlerisrequestingtheministersactnowonprotect-ingascienticresearchareainnorthernOntarioinordertoproperlytestthepossiblelinkbetweenoilsands-relatedchemicalsandsh.WhileEnvironmentCan-adascientistsarenowdoinganexcellentjobofmonitoringchemicalsoupthatoccursdownstreamofoilsandsmin-inghesaid.Amoreexpeditiouswayofidentifyingthemwouldbewholeecosystemexperimentswheresmallamountsofse-lectedchemicalsareappliedtowholelakesandeffectsdeterminedonseveralkeyspeciesinthefoodchain...TheExperimentalLakesAreainnorthwesternOntarioELAisidealforsuchapurpose.TheELAiscurrentlyunderthreatofbeingpermanentlyshutdownduetothefederalgovernmentsdecisiontocutits2-millionperyearfunding.Thefederalgovernmenttemporarilyclosedtheoutdoorlaboratory-theonlyoneofitskindintheworld-inMarchwhiletheysearchforagrouptotakeitover.WhileanewgroupwassupposedtotakecontroloftheresearchsitebyMar.31whenfundingendedareplacementorganizationhasyettobefound.ThedepartmentofFish-eriesandOceanshasbeenconductingexperimentsintheareaof58smallpristinelakessince1968.FilephotoRenownedscientistDavidSchindlersaysdeformitiesfoundonshintheAthabascaRiversuchastheonepicturedaboveareremarkablysimilartothosefoundonshintheGulfsofMexicoandAlaskafollowingdevastatingoilspills.CAMPINGSEASONISJUSTAROUNDTHECORNERSomeofthebestbrandsinthebusinesssuchasHeartlandandKeystoneGETGEAREDUPATNORTHSTARCHRYSLERwherewehaveahugeselectionofnewandusedCampersFifthWheelsandToyHaulersFREENightStayinHighLevelwitheverypurchasewww.northstarchrysler.caWHEREPEOPLEBECOMECUSTOMERSFORLIFETheBestFamilyRVKeyFeaturesHalf-tonTowableOutdoorKitchenKidsRoomSleepsupto10 3TuesdayApril92013FormerindustryrepmadeheadofnewAlbertaregulatorAppointmentcriticizedasshowingconictofinterestindustrybiasByMEAGANWOHLBERGTherstexecutivedirec-toroftheCanadianAssocia-tionofPetroleumProducersCAPPisnowtherstchairofthenewsingleregulatorforoilgascoalandoilsandsintheprovinceofAlberta-amovesometermputtingafoxinchargeofthehenhouse.GerryProttiwhowaspre-viouslyexecutivedirectoroftheIndependentPetroleumAssociationofCanadawhichwentontobecomeCAPPalsospent15yearswork-ingforpetroleumproducerEncanaanditspredecessorPanCanadianEnergy.ProttiservedasindustryadvisortotheRegulatoryEnhancementTaskForceresponsibleforestablish-ingthenewAlbertaEnergyRegulatorasingle-windowbodythatwillreplacetheEnergyResourcesConser-vationBoardandanyregu-latoryfunctionscurrentlycarriedoutbythedepartmentofEnvironmentandSustain-ableResourceDevelopment.HealsoservedasvicechairoftheEnergyPolicyInstituteofCanadawhichrecentlycalledforanationalenergystrategy-akeypriorityforPremierAlisonRedford-andworkedforabriefperiodoftimefortheAlbertagovern-mentwhilePeterLougheedwasinpower.Mr.ProttibringsawealthofgovernanceandoilandgasexperienceMikeFeenstrapresssecretaryforEnergyMinisterKenHughestoldTheJournalinanemail.HehasexperiencewithanumberofboardsincludingSAITPoly-technictheCalgaryOperaAlbertaInnovatesTech-nologyFuturesandtheCa-nadianInstituteforAdvancedResearch.Hisexperienceisinvaluableandtogetherwithanewboardofdirectorsandchiefexecutiveofcertheywillworktobuildaworld-classorganization.Prottiwasselectedfrommorethan100applicantsandashortlistoffourcan-didatespulledfromacoun-trywidesearchthatbeganinDecember2012.Accordingtothejobde-scriptionpostedontheOdgersBerndtsonexecutivesrecruit-mentwebsitethechairwillberesponsibleforformulat-ingandpromotingthenewvisionoftheregulator.Prottiwillrstserveaschairofthetransitioncom-mitteebeforemovingontohispermanentroleaschairoftheboardofdirectorsoftheAlbertaEnergyRegu-lator.ThepositionwillbebasedinCalgary.Thenewagencywillin-cludenearly1000staffmembersprocesstensofthousandsofapplicationsayearandmanageabud-getofmorethan200mil-lionaccordingtoAlbertaEnergy.Achiefexecutiveofcerforthenewregulatorisstillbeingrecruited.Theappointmenthasnotbeenwithoutcontroversy.En-vironmentalistsargueProttistighttieswiththeoilandgasindustrywillinfringeuponhisabilitytoprovidethein-dependentoversightrequiredforthejob.ByhandingthefoxthekeystothehenhousetheRedfordgovernmenthasmadeamockeryoftheirclaimstobeingatoughregulatorreadsastate-mentissuedbyGreenpeacesEdmontonofcefollowingtheannouncement.NooneoutsideofAlbertaisgoingtotakethefounderoftheoilindustrysmainlobbygroupseriouslyasanenvi-ronmentalregulator.Itmaybeacauseforjoyincorpo-rateboardroomsbutitisourcommunitiesandourenvironmentthatwillpaythepriceofthisrevolvingdoorbetweengovernmentandindustry.ButFeenstraarguedthatProtticomeswithawell-roundedperspective.Heunderstandstheroleofthepublicinteresttheeconomicfundamentalsoftheindustrytheimportanceofhavingasociallicencetooperateandtheenvironmen-talconsiderationsthatareimportanttoAlbertanshesaid.InhisroleMr.ProttiwillbeworkingcloselywiththeregulatorsnewCEOandboardthatwillrepre-sentadiversityofviewsandbackgrounds.IndustryRegulationsPhotoGlobalForestWatchCanadaAlbertasnewsingleenergyregulatorwillberesponsibleforallupstreamoilandgascoalandoilsandsdevelopmentrenderingtheEnergyResourcesConservationBoardextinct.IcePilotskickofffourthseasonwithapartySeasonfourofIcePilotsNWTislledwithmorebonkersadventuresoftheBuffaloAircrewsaysstarMikeyMc-Bryan.Seepage2.WrigleyeconomicboomcomeswithchallengesEmploymentopportunitiesareontheriseinWrigleybutasjobshaveopenedupsohaveseatsoncouncil.Seepage12.CadetsuntouchedbywarsharetheirviewsonRemembranceDay.Seepage9.TuesdayNovember132012Vol.36No.29AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00CaribounumbersupbutnotenoughforhuntersBarrengroundherdsareshowingpositivesignsofrecoverybutnotenoughtoliftharvestingrestrictions.Seepage11.Break-insshockFortSmithgolfandskiclubsRCMPinFortSmithareonthelookoutfortheindivid-ualsuspectedofvandalizingbuildingsoutsideoftown.Seepage3.--1.00DehChoBridgetoopenwithpartyNov.30WhowillbethersttocrossremainsthenalsurpriseByMEAGANWOHLBERGAfteradecadeofroad-blocksthe202-millionDehChoBridgewillnallyopenonNov.30markingthersttimeinhistorythattravelonHighway3willnotbedeter-minedbythewhimsofthemightyMackenzieRiver.ForthersttimesincetheroadtotheNorthSlaveregionwasbuiltpeoplewillnothavetoconcernthemselveswithferryschedulesiceconditionsordisruptionstooperationswhencrossingtheMacken-zieRiveratFortProvidenceTransportMinisterDavidRamsayannouncedlastweektoapplauseintheLegislativeAssembly.Alongwiththeunpredict-abilityoftheseasonsRamsaysaidtheprojectscompletionwillputtorestuncertaintyoncostsoffoodandothergoodsalongwiththeenvironmentalcostsofrunningtheferry.Trucksidledsometimesforhourswastinggasandreleasinggreenhousegases.BusinessesintheNorthSlaveaboutwhatwouldhappeniftherewasafuelspill.Wewerevulnerabletoclimatechangewithwarmingtemperaturesandchangesinwaterlevels.promptingafederalauditbySheilaFraserlastyear.Fra-serconcludedtheNWTstaxbaseunfairlyassumedthetotalnancialriskforthebridge-thencostedat182millionupfromtheoriginalpromiseof55million-thoughgovern-mentclaimeditwasasharedprivate-publicenterprise.Iwillnotbesurprisedifthenalcostofthisbridgeismorethan182millionFra-sersaidatthetime.Moreconstructiondelaysbroughtthetotalupto192millionbytheendof2011.ThisyearMLAsgaveinonemoretimetothedepartmentofTransportsrequestforan-other10milliontocompletetheprojectontime.Thiswascriticalinachiev-ingtheopeningthisyearRamsaysaid.Withoutaddi-tionalfundingIwouldmostassuredlybestandingheretodayannouncingyetanotheryearsdelay.Thebridgewillbepaidoffovertimethroughtollsforcom-mercialvehiclesandmoneysavedbynotoperatingtheferry.Northboundcommercialvehi-clesover4500kgwillpaytollsbasedonthenumberofaxlesonthevehiclewith91.25paidfortruckswithtwotofouraxlesand291.25paidforvehicleswithmorethanseven.TheMervHardieferrywhichhasoperatedsincetheearly1970swillmakeitslastvoyagethedaythebridgeopens.OnlyonelastDehChoBridgesurprisenowawaitstheterritory-thistimeamorepleasantone-accordingtode-partmentspokespersonEarlBlacklockthatiswhowillbethersttocrossYoullhavetocomeandseeforyourselfhesaid.WithoutadditionalfundingIwouldmostassuredlybestandingheretodayan-nouncingyetanotheryearsdelay.TransportMinisterDavidRamsayregionhadtopaytostockpilefoodandothergoods.SomeofthemevenpaidextrafreightchargestoairliftmerchandisefromAlbertaoroverthecross-inghesaid.Allofthesecostswerepassedontocustomersandallofthesecostsarenowgone.Theferryburnedhalfamillionlitresoffueleveryyear.WehadtodevelopemergencyplansAfeastreworksandotherfanfareareplannedfortherib-boncuttingoccasioninFortProvidencewheretheterritorywillnallybreatheacollectivesighofreliefatthecompletionofitslargestinfrastructureproj-ect-andmosthotly-debated-nancialdebacle-todate.Delaysandcostoverrunsplaguedthebridgesinceconstructionbeganin2008RangerLawrenceCheeziepayshisrespectsduringthewreathlayingceremonyatthecenotaphoutsideFortSmithsLegionhallonRemembranceDay.TheRangerswerejustoneofmanygroupstohonoursoldierspastandpresentonNov.11.Seepages7-10formoreRemembranceDaycoverage.PhotoPaulBannister2millionmoregoestoInuvik-TukhighwayAnother2millionwentintotheall-weatherroadconnect-ingInuvikandTuktoyaktuklastweekmuchtothedismayofcertainMLAs.Seepage2.One-yearhuntingbanputonMackenziebisonBisonhuntinghasbeenbannedforoneyearintheMackenziefollowingtheworstanthraxoutbreakinNorthernhistory.Seepage19.Legionsremainbastionsoftheircommunities.Seepages11-15.TuesdayNovember62012Vol.36No.282011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00AlbertaannouncesplansfornewenergyregulatorAlbertasproposedsingleen-ergyregulatorisnallyonthetableandcausingconcernsforlandownersandFirstNa-tions.Seepage7.HayRivertoreceivemidwivesby2014-15HayRiverisnextinlineformidwivesintheterritoryac-cordingtoHealthandSocialServicesMinisterTomBeau-lieu.Seepage3.-1.00NortherninmatesgetrstvisitfromTRCNorthSlaverstinCanadatoopendoorstocommissionerByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheNorthSlaveCorrec-tionalFacilityinYellow-knifemadehistorylastweekasthersttoopenitsdoorstoacommissionerfromthenationalTruthandReconcili-ationCommissionTRConresidentialschools.Around50inmatesmetwithCommissionerMarieWilsonstatementtakersandhealthworkersthroughouttheweektotelltheirstoriesonthelegacyofresidentialschools.Wilsonsaiditwasaprojectthathadbeenintheworksforalongtime.Ourmandateistoaddressandreportonboththehis-toryandthelegacyofresi-dentialschoolsandoneofthekeychaptersoftheleg-acyofresidentialschoolsistheextenttowhichAborigi-nalpeoplesinCanadaarehugelydisproportionatelyrepresentedbyalltheneg-ativeindicatorsincludingincarcerationandthecrim-inaljusticesysteminclud-ingthoselivingatlevelsofknowthatbecausewevenowheardfromover4000peopleandinthetellingoftheirlifestories.Thoughspeakingtoin-mateswasoneoftherstbutalsothatthespiritofthecommissionsworkisnotcompromisedbecausewehadtoconsiderthingslikeisthereaguardintheroomwhenthestatementisbeinggivenThatwouldhavebeenfromourperspectivereallycontrarytothespiritandin-tentofthecommissionsef-fortsandtheabilityofaper-sontospeakfreelyfromtheirheartsshesaid.NWTJusticeMinisterGlenAbernethysaidwhilethereweremanydetailstoironoutgivinginmatestheopportunitytomakestate-mentswasanecessitynotanoption.Ifyoulookatthestatis-ticswithinthefacilitieswehavehereintheNorthwestTerritories80-85percentoftheinmatesareAboriginalhesaid.Peoplehaveclearlybeenaffectedbyresidentialschoolsandmanyofourin-mateshaveindicatedthattheyaresurvivorsofresi-dentialschoolsortheyhavebeenimpactedbyresidentialschools...Wedidntwantthemtomisstheopportunitytotelltheirstoriesandtobeheard.Abernethysaidhehopedthehealingopportunityof-feredbytheTRCwouldhelpindividualsturnacornerintheirlives.Healingisanimportantpartofanybodysrehabili-tationhesaid.Individualshavetocometotermswithwhatevertheirparticularrootcausesofthecrimeareandinsomecasesresidentialschoolsortheimpactsofresi-dentialschoolcouldbethatcausalfactor...Hopefullywewillseeaturninrecidivism.SeeCurriculumonpage2.Wedontwantthesepeoplecommit-tingcrimeswewanthealthypeopleandwewanttoworkwiththemtogetthatrehabilitation.NWTJusticeMinisterGlenAbernethypovertyincludingthosewhoaretakenintothechildwel-faresystemincludingthosewhopresentatemergencywardsshesaid.ThesearealltheplaceswherethelegacylivesoutandweknowthatnotjustinanassumedwaybutweprioritiesidentiedbytheTRCinitsbeginningsWil-sonsaidaddressingissuesofsafetysecurityandintimacymadeitachallengetoexecute.Ithastakenalotofcare-fulthoughtandconsiderationtomakesurethatallthese-curityissuesareconsideredInuitbuttonaccordionistSimeonieKeenainakwasjustoneofmanyNorthernartistswhocollaboratedwiththeNationalArtsCentreNACOrchestraonitsrsteverNorthernTourwhichendedlastFriday.Theorchestraplayedfor6000peopleacrossNunavutYukonandtheNWT.NACiscelebrat-ingitsYearoftheNorthwiththeNorthernScenefestival-thelargestevergatheringofNorthernartists-thisspringinOttawa.Seepage22formore.PhotoFredCattroll-NoveHappyHalloweenDetailssurfacearoundSmithsLandingauditDetailsonSmithsLandingFirstNationsforensicaudithavecometolightfollowingChiefCheyeannePaulettesresignation.Seepage6.FortChipMMAghtercomesoutswingingFortChipewyansTravisCardinalismakingwavesinAlbertasmixedmartialartssceneandhopingtobearolemodelforothers.Seepage15.LiteracyconferenceexploresneedforNorthernself-determination.Seepage8.TuesdayOctober302012Vol.36No.272011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00Deltamusiciangivenlife-timeachievementawardMackenzieDeltamusicianLouieGooseisbeingawardedforhislifelongcommitmenttomusicfamilyandtheAborig-inalcommunity.Seepage9.FortChipwildfoodstudyndsorgancontaminantsAcommunity-basedwildlifemonitoringstudyinFortChiphasfoundhigherthannormalheavymetalcontaminantsincertainorgans.Seepage7.NWTriversloseprotectionundernewbillMPcriesdamoverlackofprotectionforSlaveRiverByMEAGANWOHLBERGAtleast10majorriversintheNorthwestTerritoriesincludingtheSlaveRiverwillbeexcludedfrompro-tectionundertheNavigableWatersProtectionActifamendmentsproposedbytheConservativegovern-mentwithinthesecondom-nibusbudgetbillthisyearBillC-45gothrough.ThenewactwillonlyprovideprotectionforwhatfederalTransportMinisterDenisLebelcallsthecoun-trysbusiestlakesriversandoceans.Proponentsofpipelinesbridgesdamsandpowerlineswillnolongerhavetoshowtheywontdam-ageordestroywaterwaysnotcoveredbytheact.OnlythreebodiesofwaterwillbeprotectedunderthenewactintheNWTGreatSlaveLakeGreatBearLakeandtheMackenzieRiver.TheSlaveRiverBearRiverNahanniRiverLiardRiverPeelRiverHayRiverArcticRedRiverYellowknifeRiverThelonRiverBackRiverandtheHortonRiverarejustsomeoftheNorthernriversthatwillnolongerbeprotectedbythelawestab-lishedin1882.TransportCanadaspokes-personKellyJamessaidwa-terwayswerechosenusingdatafromCanadianHy-drographicServicenauti-calchartsStatisticsCanadadataonfreightmovementandhistoricaldatafromtheNavigableWatersProtectionProgram.Jamessaidprotectionisappliedonwaterwaysthatatleastpartiallysupportheavycommercialandorrecreationalnavigationac-tivityarebeingactivelyusedandareaccessiblebyportsandmarinasinproximitytoheavilypopulatedareas.ButaccordingtoWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonthenewchangesaremeanttoclearanotheravenueforindustrialdevelopmentonCanadasriversystems.HesuspectstheexclusionoftheSlaveRiverwhichcarries80percentofAlbertaswaternorthandhasbeenusedforbargingfor100yearshasbeendonewithhydroinmind.Calgarycorporatein-terestshaveplanstobuildamajorhydroelectricdamacrosstheSlave.Itispass-ingstrangethateveryothermainstemoftheMackenzieRiversystemremainsundertheprotectionoftheNavi-gableWatersActexcepttheSlave.HowdoesthischangeinstatusaffectthesanctityofourriverBoththePeaceRiverwhichdumpsintotheSlaveandtheMackenzieRiverdownstreamhavebeenprotected.Beving-tonsaidcorporateinterestistheonlywayhecanmakesenseoftheSlaveRiversexclusion.ItonlymakessenseifyouthinkoftheproposedhydrodevelopmenthetoldTheJournal.Theressomefeelingthatthislisthasbeenmanipulated.AlbertaenergycompanyATCOproposedbuildingan800-megawatthydrofacil-ityontheSlavesouthofFortSmithNTseveralyearsagobutnixedthe1-billionprojectinthefallof2010afterformerSmithsLandingChiefChe-yeannePauletteannouncedhisFirstNationsoppositiontotheproject.Pauletteresignedlastweek.MorerecentlyATCOan-nouncedplansforanorth-southpowerlinerunningupeasternAlbertathatitsaidwouldbenecessaryforfuturedamsontheAthabascaandSlaveRivers15yearsdownthelinewhenthecoalplantsneedreplacing.Riverscouldstillndpro-tectionunderotherlegislationsuchastheMackenzieValleyResourceManagementActintheNWTorprovincialregula-tiontothesouthbutBevingtonsaidthatisnotenough.Thedangerisnowyouresplittingitbetweenjurisdic-tionshesaid.Dowere-allywantAlbertamakingtheassessmentforsomethingthatwillaffecttheNorthdownstreamSeeChangesonpage3.AthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNChiefAllanAdamaddressessupportersduringarallyinFortMcMurrayfollowingtheFirstNationshearingbeforethepanelinchargeofreviewingShellsproposedJackpineoilsandsmineexpansion.ACFNlaunchedaconstitutionalchallengeagainsttheprojectbecomingthersttoargueaconstitutionalchallengebasedonAboriginalandtreatyrightsbeforeaprovincialtribunalonOct.23.Seepage2formore.PhotoBradleySaulteauxest-unewHappyHalloweenSmithsLandingFirstNationchiefresignsCheyeannePauletteofSmithsLandingFirstNationresignedlastweekblamingbullyingandcorruptiononcouncilforhisdecision.Seepage3.Annualvolleyballtour-namentteacheslifeskillsSportmaybefunbutithasalotmorebenetsforthecom-munitythanmeetstheeyesaysorganizerJanieHobart.Seepage15.MeetthevenewmayorswhohavetakenthestageintheNWT.Seepage10-11.TuesdayOctober232012Vol.36No.38AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00MPwantschangestooffshoreoilleasinglawsNewlawsarerequiredforis-suingoffshoreleasesintheArctictoprotectthenationalinterestarguesMPDennisBevington.Seepage7.GhostsofRayrockhauntTlichosNicohearingsTheassessmentprocessforFortunesNicometalsmineisoverbutfearsaboutmin-ingintheTlichoregionlin-ger.Seepage6.2011nationalawaBestAll-RoundNewsaer1.00KeepinglanguageandculturealiveCulturalambassadorsthankedforpreservingheritageByMEAGANWOHLBERGFiveresidentsandorganiza-tionsoftheNorthwestTerrito-rieswerehonouredlastweekfortheircommitmenttocelebratingandpreservingcultureandlan-guageatthesecondannualMin-istersCulturalCircleAwardsceremonyinYellowknife.TheawardshandedoutbyEducationCultureandEm-ploymentMinisterJacksonLaffertyaimtoprovidelast-ingrecognitionandgratitudetooneyouthindividualeldergroupandoverallrecipienteachyearinordertobuildawarenessamongNorthernersabouttheimportanceofpromotingandprotectingtheirwaysoflife.MelawNakehkoofFortSimpsonwasgiventheindivid-ualawardforhercommitmenttolearningtheartofmoosehidetanning-ajourneyonwhichshehasbroughtalongotherwomeninterestedinlearningthetraditionalartform.NakehkocreditsthewayshewasraisedbyherparentsJimandCelineAntoineandhergrandparentswiththeinspira-tiontokeeptraditionalknowl-edgealive.moosehidetanningisassert-ingmyDenerightstobeontheland.NakehkosaidmoosehidetanningisbothachancetospendtimewithandlearnfromherawardwasgiventotheTlichoImbeon-the-landprogramrunbytheTlichogovernmentwhichprovidessummerem-ploymentopportunitiesforyouthtostayinthecommu-nitiesforelevenweeksbeforeheadingofftopostsecondaryeducationoremployment.WorkingwitheldersstudentslearnmodernsafetyskillsandtechnologyearningrstaidcanoesafetyandGPSmappingcerticationwhilealsolearningtraditionalskillssuchasshingdrumandpaddlemakingsew-inghidepreparationharvestingtraditionalmedicinesandnavi-gatingtraditionaltravelroutes.DorisTaneton23ofDelinewasawardedintheyouthcat-egory.FluentinbothEnglishandNorthSlaveyTanetonwasrecognizedforherinvolvementinNortherngovernanceconfer-encesandworkwiththeDelineKnowledgeProject.TheeldersawardwenttoLillianEliasofInuvikanInu-vialuktunteacherwhosepas-sionistoseeallyoungadultsinhercommunityspeakInuvia-luktun.Shehostseveninglan-guageclassesforadultsalongwithlanguageandbushcampsforyouthandyoungchildren.ShealsoassistswiththeInu-vialuitCulturalCentreinInu-vikaswellaswithclassroomresourcesforschoollanguageprograms.FellowInuvialuktunteacherandartistJeanHarryofSachsHarbourreceivedtheMinistersChoiceAwardforherworkhelpingyoungergenerationstolearntheirlanguageovermanyyears.The2012awardrecipientsexemplifythecommitmentdiligencecreativityandpas-sionwewantcultureandheri-tagetoinspireinusallLaf-fertysaid.IwashonouredtowelcomeourrecipientsintotheCulturalCircle.WhatinspiresmeisdenitelytheworkthatIwanttodowithmyartandalsoraisingmykidstohaveastrongidentityasDenepeople.MelawNakehkoCulturalCircleawardwinnerWhatinspiresmeisde-nitelytheworkthatIwanttodowithmyartandalsorais-ingmykidstohaveastrongidentityasDenepeopleandtotakeprideinthecultureandlandshesaid.Beingonthelandandutilizingthelandlikewitheldersinordertomakesureshehasknowledgetopassdown.Weneedtokeepthisinfor-mationgoingforthefutureshesaid.IhaveboysbutthatsonethingwhosgoingtoteachmyniecewhenshesoldertotanmoosehideInthegroupcategoryanNWTsculturalambassadorsareinductedintotheMinistersCulturalCircleinYellowknifeonOct.17.BackrowSamMantlaJr.representingtheTlichoImbeProgramMinisterofEducationCultureandEmploymentJacksonLaffertyandMelawNakehko.FrontrowDorisTanetonLillianEliasandJeanHarry.PhotoRobertWilsonECErdn-Northernersmakeshop-pinglocalacelebrationFromNortherneatsinNdilotofaeriesinFortSmithsmallbusinessesareshowingtheyarenotonlythebackbonebuttheheartofNWTcommuni-ties.Seepages6-9.ShootingtoscoreinlifeNHLStanleyCupwinnersJamieandReggieLeachre-turnedtoFortSmithtoteachyounghockeyplayersskillsonandofftheice.Seepage15.ThenewEastThreeSchoolopenedtofanfarelastweek.Seepage2.TuesdayOctober162012Vol.36No.25AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00FortMcKayeldersleadberryhealthstudyEldersconcernedwiththequalityofwildberriesintheoilsandsregionhaveteamedupwithscientistsonastudy.Seepage11.KillerrobotsleadbloodbathinYellowknifeAnewgraphicnovelbyYel-lowkniferKellanMarshallex-ploresanoutrageousalternaterealityfortheNWTscapital.Seepage10.211rr-BA-Rr1.00InfantsdeathraisesmedivacconcernsNWTChiefCoronersaysairportsneedweatherstationsByMEAGANWOHLBERGNWTChiefCoronerCathyMenardhasraisedconcernsaboutthelackofweathercom-municationtechnologyatter-ritorialairportsfollowingthedeathofaninfantlastwinter.Two-year-oldDelainaKlon-dikeofFortLiarddiedafterbeingtransportedtoStantonTerritorialHospitalonDec.12011morethaneighthoursafteramedivacwascalledtothecommunity.AccordingtoMenardsre-portthoughamedivacwascalledat1225a.m.theoper-atingcentremanagingmedi-vacdispatchforAirTindiwasunabletoobtainaweatherre-portforFortLiardbecausetheCommunityAerodromeRadioStationCARSwascloseduntilDec.2.Thepilotdecideditwasun-safetoyuntiltheywereabletoobtainanaltimeterreadingafterverbalweatherobserva-tionsweregivenbycommunitymembersinFortLiardstatingtheskywasovercastandwindsweregusty.resuscitationeffortsandwassenttoEdmontonforautopsy.Thecauseofdeathwasdeter-minedtobeabacteriarelatedtomeningitis.InherreportMenardtheystarttalkingandlookingatitshetoldTheJournalnot-ingthatmedivacdelaysduetoweatherprobablyoccurmoreoftenthanmostrealize.IntheNWTairtransportisaneces-sitynotaluxuryformostofusandwemusttrytodoallwecantomakeitsafeandreliable.ThoughthedelaymayhaveplayedaroleinthechildsdeathMenardsaiditisnotherjobtondfaultbuttohelppreventfuturedeaths.WouldthishavepreventedherdeathIdontthinkwecansaythatinthecoronersservice.Butmaybeitwillforthenextone.Itwasdenitelyaconcernforeverybodyshesaid.NWTTransportationspokes-personEarlBlacklocksaidtheissueisonethathasbeenontheGNWTsradarforawhilebutthatMenardsrec-ommendationmayspuractionoutofdiscussionsbetweengovernments.WewillbeadvisingNAVCANADAofoursupportfortherecommendationhesaid.RonSingeraspokespersonforNAVCANADAsaidthereiscurrentlyjustoneAWOSin-stalledintheterritoryinWe-kweetiwhichwillbecomeop-erationalonNov.15.Whilethecostforeachsystemdependsonthelocationhesaiditcouldcost1millionormoreperAWOS.SingersaidNAVCANADAhasbeenindiscussionswithbothTransportCanadaandtheGNWTregardingMenardsrecommendation.NAVCANADAispreparedtodoitspartincollaborationwiththeseotherpartiestoinstallautomatedweatherobservationsystemsandwelookforwardtofurtherdiscussionswithourpartnershetoldTheJournal.IntheNWTairtransportisanecessitynotaluxuryformostofusandwemusttrytodoallwecantomakeitsafeandreliable.NWTChiefCoronerCathyMenardYellowknifeRCMPcontactedpoliceinFortLiardwhoman-agedtowakeapilotatanaircompanybaseandgetanal-timeterreading.At510a.m.amedivacwassentfromYel-lowknifearrivingbackinthecapitalat840a.m.Klondikewaspronounceddeadat910a.m.followingrecommendedthatboththefederalandterritorialdepart-mentsoftransportationlookatjointlyfundingandinstall-ingAutomatedWeatherOb-servationsSystemsAWOStosupplementweathercapabilitiesatallNWTairports.IthinktherecommendationisreasonableandpracticalthatPhotoScottWhitmoreFireghterStephanieCudmoreannouncesthedoorprizewinnersattheFortSimpsonFireHallsopenhouselastWednesdayduringFirePreventionWeek.Participantswereenteredintothedrawforcompetinginvariouseventsincludingthevictimdragstaylowandcrawlstopdropandrollanddresslikeareghter.Alongwithfunprizestheredepartmentalsogaveawaysmokedetectorstoeveryparenttoinstallintheirhomes.TheeyesandearsoftheNorthturn65CanadasRangerPatrolcel-ebrated65yearsofbeingthewatchersoftheNorthlastweek.Seepage2.NWTddlerupforAb-originalmusicawardTheDehchosWesleyHard-istywillbeperformingattheAboriginalPeoplesChoiceMusicAwardsthisfall.Seepage18.CheckoutourspecialsectiononrepreventionacrosstheNWT.Seepages9-12.TuesdayOctober92012Vol.36No.24AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00NaturalplaygroundtakesrootinFortSmithAneweco-friendlyplay-groundinFortSmithisre-connectingkidswithnaturewhiletheyhavefun.Seepage18.OilsandsnotamajorpolluternewstudiessayNewresearchonlakesedi-mentsinthePeace-AthabascaDeltashowbitumencon-taminantshavebeencom-ingdownstreamnaturallyforcenturies.Seepage6.2011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewsaer1.00NWTNunavutlaunchrstmandatoryresidentialschoolscurriculumByMEAGANWOHLBERGThegovernmentsoftheNorthwestTerritoriesandNunavutlaunchedtherstmandatorycomprehensiveresidentialschoolscurricu-lumforhighschoolstudentsinthecountrylastweekatthePrinceofWalesHeri-tageCentreinYellowknife.Thecurriculumdesignedasaunitinalargermod-uleoncolonizationwillbetaughtinallGrade10NorthernStudiesclassroomsacrosstheNWTandSocialStudiesinNunavuteffec-tiveimmediatelyandwasintroducedto70teachersfrombothterritoriesoverathree-dayworkshoplastweek.ThisisanimportantpieceofwhatshapesusasNorthernpeopleAboriginalandnon-AboriginalJohnStewartcurriculumde-veloperfortheNorthwestTerritoriestoldTheJour-naladdingthattheNorthwhowearesoallstudentsneedtolearnaboutitandfranklyallparentsneedtolearnaboutitaswellhesaid.aboutcreatingclassroomresources.NunavutbroughttheNWTintotheprocesswithbothministersofed-ucationimmediatelycom-mittingtoacomprehen-siveunitincludingteacherin-services.TheresidentialschoolsystemhadandcontinuestohaveanenormousimpactontheNorthNunavutPre-mierandEducationMinisterEvaAariaktoldTheJournal.TheNunavutdepartmentofEducationwantedtocreatearesourceforstudentsthatwouldllthegapinunder-standingaboutthisperiodinCanadashistory...Whenwedecidedtodevelopthisim-portantresourcewenatu-rallythoughttoincludetheNWTasNorthernershavemanysharedexperiencesandcommonstoriesparticularlyduringourtimeinresidentialschools.LastMarchtheunitwaspilotedineightschoolsacrossbothterritories.Stewartsaidthefeedbackhasbeenencouraging.Teacherssaidthisispow-erfulanditspowerfulintwowayshesaid.Therewaspowerfullearningonthepartoftheteachersthemselvesbutmoreimportantlyastheyex-ploredtheissueswithstudentstheresponsesandtheinterestandthesignicantconversa-tionthattheysaidwasstartingtohappenintheirclassroomsformanyoftheteacherswasjustunprecedented.Tohavestudentsactuallycareaboutsomeofthethingstheywerelearningwasunusual.SeeKidsonpage3.ThisisanimportantpieceofwhatshapesusasNorthernpeopleAboriginalandnon-Aboriginal.JohnStewartNWTcurriculumdeveloperhadthehighestpercapitaparticipationinresidentialschoolsinCanadaformul-tiplegenerations.WhetheryouwenttoschooloryourparentsdidornotitspartofwhatshapesCurriculumdevelopmentbeganinJune2011whentheLegacyofHopeFoundationwhichpromotesawarenessabouttheimpactsofresi-dentialschoolsapproachedtheNunavutgovernmentPhotoBradleySaulteauxMikisewCreeFirstNationChiefSteveCourtoreilleleftandNationalChiefoftheAssemblyofFirstNationsShawnA-in-chutAtleodrumforanendtoviolenceagainstAboriginalwomenattheStolenSistersmarchinEdmontononSaturdayfollowingthediscoveryofamurderedFortChipewyanwomanlastmonth.TheannualmarchandvigilhonoursthelivesofmissingandmurderedAboriginalwomenandgirlsacrossthecountry.Seepage19.SeniorcriticizespublichousingrentscaleThoughshewantstopayrent1625permonthforaone-bedroomunitistoomuchsaysFortSmithseniorJeanLepine.Seepage2.TeddybearstorchedHighway5sbelovedTeddyBearJunctionwaslitablazebyanunknownoffenderbutsupportersarebuildingitupagain.Seepage12.TownsandcitiesacrosstheterritoryareheadingtothepollsOct.15.Seepages6-7.TuesdayOctober22012Vol.36No.23AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00SouthSlavestudentsexplorethetradesHighschoolstudentsfromvecommunitiesgotatasteofthetradesduringtheTradesAwarenessProgramatAuroraCollege.Seepage9.Giantpaid1000forchildsdeathsayDeneTheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationwantscompensationfortheunrecordeddeathsofchildrenrelatedtoarsenicpoisoninginthe50s.Seepage3.--1.00MPfumingoverresaleofoffshoreoilSixparcelsofBeaufortSeasoldfor7.5millionByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheofcialOppositioncriticforNortherndevelopmentDennisBevingtonisfumingafternearlyamillionhectaresofArcticoffshoreoilandgasleasesintheBeaufortSeaweresoldtoaBritishcompanywithjust220inthebankandacor-porateworthofminus32000.AboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentAANDCMinisterJohnDuncanissuedleasesforsixparcelstotaling900000hect-aresoffthenorthcoasttopri-vatelyownedBritishcompanyFranklinPetroleumLtd.onSept.11basedonitspromisetospendatleast7.5milliondevelopingthemoverthenextveyears.WithonlyCEOPaulBar-rettandhiswifelistedasitssoletwoemployeesthecom-panysmostrecentcorporatelingwasfor139GBP220CADwithacorporatevalueof-20760GBP-32961CAD.Thesamecompanywasawardedanothertwoparcelsfor2millioninlastyearsauctiongivingitatotalhold-ingof1.1millionhectaresintheBeaufort-oneofthelargestintheCanadianArcticamongseveralmultinationalsinclud-ingExxonMobilConocoPhil-lipsandChevron.Bidsinpreviousauctionshavebeeninthehalf-billiondollarrange.MPfortheWesternArcticDennisBevingtondemandedanswersfromDuncanlastweekintheHouseofCommonsac-cusingAANDCoffailingtoprotectCanadasinterestsinasensitiveareainwhichdrillingwasjustrecentlyapproved.Itsjustashellcompany.TheresnomoneyinitBevingtonsaidofFranklinPetroleum.Ithasotherback-erssomewherebuttheyrenotidentiable.BevingtontoldNorthernJournalthatmuchofhiscon-cernlieswithCanadasPe-troleumLandsandGasActwhichsimplyrequiresthatcompaniesprovidealetterofcreditforadeposittobidonaproject.ThoughDuncancouldhaverefusedthebidundertheactheisnotabletocontroltowhomthoseleasesmaynowbetrans-ferred.AANDCspokespersonGeneviveGuibertwroteinanemailthattheministerap-provedthesalebasedonthesolecriterionintheactthatisusedtoassessbidsthehigh-estbidwins.Bevingtonsaidthatcri-teriaisnotenough.HesaidCanadaneedstohavemoredecision-makingpoweroveroffshoreoildrillingintheBeau-fortSeaconsideringtherecentreportfromtheNationalEn-ergyBoardadvisingcautiousdevelopment.Tomeitspeakstothefactthatweweredoingthisalongtimeagowithcertainrulesandthoserulesarenownotappro-priatehesaid.Iwouldliketoseethattherebesomeprocessinplacetomaketheministerresponsibletoexamineandtoapprovetransfersorleases.Ithinkthatsclearlysomethingthatshouldhappennow...TheworldschangingandwehavegreatenvironmentalconcernsoverthedevelopmentofArc-ticleases.WhileattemptstoreachFranklinPetroleumwereunsuccessfultheCEOindi-catedtoothermediainclud-ingTheFinancialPostthatRussiaorSouthKoreamaybeinterestedinajointven-tureby2015.Bevingtonsaidhewouldnotbesurprisedtoseestate-ownedcompaniesfromcon-troversialnationsbecomepartoftheequation.IthinkanycountrywouldbeinterestedinobtainingitandrightnowweseeChinasworkingveryhard-theyvegoticebreakerstheyhavedeepseadrillingplatforms...anditsgotahugeinterestintheArctic.SoitcouldbeChinaaswell.TheBeaufortSearegionin-cludingtheMackenzieBasinhasanestimatedpotentialof5.4billionbarrelsofoiland53trillioncubicfeetofnatu-ralgas.Sofarwellsin52pe-troleumeldshavediscoveredoverabillionbarrelsofoilandninetrillioncubicfeetofgasinthearea.MomsBoobsnBabiesMomsinYellowknifetakepartinthe2012internationalBreastfeedingChallengewhichseekstohaveasmanymomsbreast-feedingaroundtheworldatthesametimeaspossible.TheeventstartedinBritishColumbiain2001bytheQuintessenceFoundationaimstopromotethehealthbenetsofbreastfeedingtobothmothersandbabies.Seepage8formore.PhotoKirstenMurphyNWTnaturalgascouldhitchrideonSahtuoilOildevelopmentinthecentralMackenzieValleymayatlastbethewayoutforstrandednaturalgasintheNWT.Seepage3.YklmfestivalmixesbusinesswithpleasureTheNWTlmindustrywillbeamajortopicofdiscussionduringthisyearsYellowknifeInternationalFilmFestival.Seepage9.TruckersprotestedhearingsontheTuk-Inuvikhighwaylastweek.Seepage6.TuesdaySeptember252012Vol.36No.22AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00LutefestivallightonlutesbigonbaroqueNewinstrumentswillbemakingtheirdebutatthe6thannualLuteFestivalbring-ingevenmorebaroquetothestage.Seepage8.MenspeakonviolenceatTakeBacktheNightWomenwerenttheonlyonestoraisetheirvoicesatthean-nualmarchagainstviolencethisyearasmenchimedinwithapowerfulmessage.Seepage7.211rr-BA-Rr1.00Delineconcludesself-governmenttalksFirstintheNWTforcommunityself-governmentagreementByMEAGANWOHLBERGHistorywasmadelastweekasDelinebecamethefirstSahtucommunitytocompletenegotiationswiththeNorth-westTerritoriesandCanadaonitsself-governmentagreement.NegotiationsweresparkedwhentheSahtuDeneandMetisachievedtheircompre-hensivelandclaimin1993whichprovidedforindividualcommunitiestoapplyforself-government.Thoughself-gov-ernmentnegotiationsbeganin1996anAgreementinPrin-cipleAiPwasnotsigneduntil2003.ChiefnegotiatorforDe-lineDannyGaudetsaidtheagreementhasnotstrayedmuchfromtheAiPgivingthecommunitymorethanitbargainedfor.Generallywegotmorethanweanticipatedsowerehappyhesaid.thecommunitysalwaysaskedforbasicallythatthecommu-nityactsononevisiononeideaoneanother.BasedonthatImthinkingwhowouldntwantthatasagovernmentAndImcondentthatpeoplearegoingtowantit.Eachpartystillhasworktodointernallybeforesigningoffonthedocumentandsendingittoberatied.Gaudetsaidheexpectsthatwilltakeafewmonths.Followingthattherewillbeeducationontheagree-menttoensurepeopleunder-standwhattheyrevotingonwhichcouldtakeanotheryearandahalf.Iftheagreementispassedtherewillbeanelectionforanewleaderandcouncilofeightto12governorswhichwillreplacetheDelineBandandhamlet.Anelderscouncilwillalsobeestablishedasanadvi-sorygrouptothemaincouncil.DirectorofnegotiationsfortheGNWTFredTalensaidtheendtonegotiationsisthebeginningofthenalstagestowardestablishingtherststandalonecommunity-basedself-governmentintheterritory-somethingallpartieswanttoseeratiedsuccessfully.Thetextsoftheself-gov-ernmentagreementthefi-nancingarrangementsandtheimplementationplanwhatwewouldcallthenalagreementpackageiscompletefromthenegotiatorspointofview.Therearenootherissuesre-mainingandourformalne-gotiationsareconcludedhetoldTheJournal.Wereatthenalstageleadingtothe-hopefully-raticationoftheagreement.SeeDelineonpage3.Ithinkgenerallypeoplewillliketheagreement.Itdoesworktowardssome-thingthecommunitysalwaysaskedfor.DannyGaudetDelinechiefnegotiatorGaudetsaidheexpectsthatmembershipincludingabout1100beneciaries-600resi-dentsofDelineandapproxi-mately500SahtuDeneandMetisresidingelsewhere-willsupportthedocument.Ithinkgenerallypeoplewillliketheagreementhesaid.Itdoesworktowardssomethingandoneplan...Itshouldmakethecommunitymoreeffectiveandmoreefcient.Italsogivestheabilityforthecommunitytobeabletoworktogethernotonafragmentedbasis-allgoalsoftheprincipleofbeinganAboriginalpersonwhereyouresharingyourework-ingtogetheryourehelpingNWTPremierBobMcLeodvisitedtheforeigninvestmentcapitalofChinalastweekShanghaionatrademissionorganizedbytheCounciloftheFederation.McLeodwasoneofnineCanadianpremierstoreachouttoChinesegovernmentandbusinessinanefforttolureChineseinvestorstotheterritoryemphasizingthepotentialforresourcedevelopmentintheNWTincludingdiamondshydroelectricpowerwildfursandtourism.Seepage2.PhotoCounciloftheFederationMtisauthortoursNWTtopromoteliteracyAcclaimedwriterDavidBouchardvisitedtheSouthSlavetopromotereadingtokidsandadultsalikelastweek.Seepage9.ThenewfaceofNACCQuebecerMarieCoderreisbringinganewtouchtotheNorthernArtsCulturalCentreasitsnewexecutivedirector.Seepage19.ATrekintoNatureStudentsinFortSmithgotaspecialvisitfromanastronautatSweetgrass.Seepage18.TuesdaySeptember182012Vol.36No.21AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00MinetrainingcrucialforgrowingNWTeconomyMinisterDavidRamsaysaysagrowinglabourshortageacrossthecountrycanonlybesolvedbymoretraining.Seepage15.NewVanCampbookcomesoutthisweekAuthorRichardVanCampreleaseshisnewestsetofgrittyNorthernstoriesthisweek.Seepages10-11.-1.00GwichinscraplawsuitsigndevolutionAiPByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithjustafewmonthstogobeforeanaldevolutionagreementistobesignedbythegovernmentoftheNorth-westTerritoriestheGwichinTribalCouncilGTCdecidedtodropitslawsuitagainsttheterritorialandfederalgov-ernmentsandjumponboardwithnegotiations.UntillastTuesdaytheGTChadanongoingcourtchal-lengeagainsttheGNWTandCanadaforproceedingwiththedevolutionAiPinJanu-ary2011withoutadequateconsultationwithAborigi-nalgroups.ThatlawsuitwasledbyformerGTCpresidentRichardNerysoo.Recently-electedGTCPresidentRobertA.AlexietoldTheJournalhechosetosignthedevolutionAgree-mentinPrincipleAiPbe-causeitwouldbringmorebenefitstotheGwichinpeoplethanremainingontheoutside.IrealizedthatwetheTribalCouncilhadspent230000onareportonthedevolutionAiPandthatveryfewpeoplewereawareofthat.ThenwhenIreal-izedthatwehadinitiatedalawsuitagainsttheGNWTIsawbasicallymoreex-pensesAlexieremarkedontheeventsleadinguptohispresidency.IthinkthatwastheturningpointanditwasreinforcedafewweekslaterwhentheTribalCouncilsetasideanadditional250000forcourtcosts.Irealizedwecantjustthrowmoneyafterthisandwehavetotakealonghardlookatit.FollowinghiselectioninMayAlexiebeganhostingconsultationswithallcom-munitiesintheregiontogettheirfeedbackondevolu-tion.Hefoundmostpeopledidnotunderstandwhatitmeantbutsupporteditoncetheywerebriefed.AllthepeopleItalkedtoaboutdevolutionsaidweshouldbeintherehesaid.ThoughAlexiesaidhehassomeconcernsregard-ingthe65millioncaponresourcerevenuesfortheterritoryincludedinthede-volutionagreementhesaidhehopesthenewpartner-shipwillfostereconomicstabilityintheGwichinSettlementRegion.Itsalittleexcitingalotinterestingandalotofworkhesaid.Clearlythiswholepro-cesswaspredicatedontheelectionthattheGwichinhadsaidFinanceMinis-terMichaelMiltenbergerwhoansweredquestionsonbehalfoftheGNWTlastweekduetotheabsenceofboththepremieranddeputypremier.AssoonasPresi-dentAlexiecameintoofcediscussionsstarted.MiltenbergersaidtheturnaroundtimefortheGwichinwasrelativelyshort.AfteraddressingtheissueofdevolutionattheirassemblyinearlyAugusttheGTCheadedtoYellowknifelastweektotalkbusiness.Theydhadanopportu-nitytohavetheirmeetingsdotheirworktheyneededtodoasaboardandtheycametoYellowknifetohavedis-cussionsandthediscussionswentveryverywell-withsomespeedthatwaspleasingtoallpartiesMiltenbergersaid.WevesignedanMOUwiththemgovernmenttogovernmenttheysignedontotheAiPtheyvewithdrawntheircourtcase.SeeGNWTonpage2.RockingtheRedCarpetHayRiverlmmakerKelvinRedversleftcelebrateshisshortlmdebutattheTorontoInternationalFilmFestivalwiththestarsofthelmWilliamBelleaucentreandMikalGrant.Themusicalsatireputsacomedictwistontheseriousissueofpolice-FirstNationsrelations.ItpremieredduringtheShortCutssectionofthefestivalsprogramandaccordingtoRedverscouldnthavegonebetter.Seepages10-11.PhotocourtesyofKelvinRedvers-MinisterinspectsnewSmithhealthcentrewingHealthMinisterTomBeau-lieuisexcitedfortheupcom-ingopeningofthenewwestwingofFortSmithsHealthCentre.Seepage2.NWTactorArlukpub-lishesrstpoetrybookNorthernplaywrightandactorRenelttaArlukreleasedherrstbookofpoetryonAug.31-andstillcantbelieveit.Seepage9.Amotion-sensitivecameracaptureswildphotosinWoodBuffaloPark.Seepage3.TuesdaySeptember112012Vol.36No.20AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00NWT55swimmersreturnmedalheavyEdnaWoodwardwasjustoneofsevenswimmersfromTeamNWTwhobroughthomeastackofmedalsfromthe55Games.Seepage8.ParkslanddisputecouldcostNWTMtisitsAiPTheNWTMtisNationisworriedtheirAiPmaybeleftincompletenowthatParksCanadahasdeniedthemlandinWoodBuffalo.Seepage7.211rr-BA-Rr1.00GNWTgetsinternationalaidonwaterpolicyByMEAGANWOHLBERGThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesishar-nessingthescientictech-nicalandlegalknowledgeofarenownedglobalforumonwaterpolicytohelpitadvancelong-drawn-outtransboundarywaternegotiationswithdown-streamjurisdictions.NWTPremierBobMcLeodEnvironmentandNaturalRe-sourcesENRMinisterMi-chaelMiltenbergerandtopENRwatershedscientistDr.ErinKellyengagedsomeoftheworldstopexpertsontheMackenzieRiverbasinlastweekduringtheRosenbergInternationalForumonWaterPolicyinVancouver.TheforumheldatSimonFraserUniversitySept.5-7fo-cusedonidentifyinglegalandscienticinformationrelevanttoultimatelydevelopingaco-ordinatedapproachtomanag-ingtheMackenziebasinforallsurroundingprovincesandter-ritoriesalongwiththefederalgovernment.McLeodsaidhelooksfor-wardtohearingbackfromtheRosenbergFoundationwhichwilldraftrecommendationsfortheNWTAlbertaYukonnotonlyinNorthAmericabutaroundtheworldsotheyknowhowwelltheyworkordontworkMcLeodtoldTheJournal.Theyhavelegalex-pertisetechnicalexpertiseandtheexpertiseofworkingwithallthesedifferentagreementsWatersMasterAgreementin1997onlyYukonandtheNWThaveachievedabilateralagreementinthelast15years.Negotiationsareadvancedbe-tweentheNWTandAlbertabutdiscussionshavebarelybegunwithBCandSaskatch-ewan.McLeodsaidhehopestoseethedifferentjurisdictionsexpressrenewedcommitmentt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lpedagreatdeal.NowsheisusingitanditslinkstoassistherPhotoDonJaqueKarenMurrayandhersonKennedyjust17monthsoldpracticereadingandcommunicationwithhomemadeashcards.2011nationYoungwhoopingcranediesunexpectedlyAjuvenilewhoopingcranefromWoodBuffaloNationalParkwoundeditselfwhilebeingcapturedfortheband-ingprogram.Seepage2.PondsailorsregattaFourty-twohopefulentriesshowedupforthethirdan-nualPondRegattaonYel-lowknifeBay.Seepage11.TuesdayAugust282012Vol.36No.18AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00Beatingfearsomeforestresinafull-onbattleItwasanintenseandhotsummerforthosewhospentitbattlingthewilyforestre.Seepages8-9.TedWesleywastheSingingMinerThisNorthernsinger-song-writerresurfacedattheSouthSlaveFriendshipFestivalmuchtothedelightofaudi-ences.Seepage6.211rr-BA-Rr1.00ByJACKDANYLCHUKPrimeMinisterStephenHarpermadeatleastonenewfriendonhiswhirlwindtouroftheNorth.NormanWellsMayorDud-leyJohnsoncameawayfrommeetingswithHarperandhisministersbubblingwithwarmfeelingsforafellowpoliti-cianhepreviouslyregardedascoldanddistant.Iwaspleasantlysur-prisedJohnsonsaid.Heschangedhesmoreopenandreceptive.HehasapersonalknowledgeandreallovefortheNorth.IthelpedthatHarperandministersLeonaAglukkakJohnDuncanandPeterKentleftJohnsonwiththeimpres-sionthathistwotopwisheswillbeseriouslyconsidered.Thetownisconvertingfromnaturalgastorenewableenergyandneeds38milliontodothejobthemayorsaid.Alsowantedisanall-weatherroadlinktoeasethecostoflivinginatowninthemiddleofanewoilboom.Theywerequiterecep-tiveJohnsonsaiddescrib-ingdiscussionswithAgluk-kakandherassistantSandyLeeaformerNWTcabinetministerandunsuccessfulConservativecandidateinthelastfederalelection.Energyconversionisthebiggestimmediatechallengeandtheywillguideourappli-cationthroughtheprocesssaidJohnsonwhoaimstomakeNormanWellsthegreenestcommunityintheNorth.ThemainpurposeoftheprimeministersvisittoNormanWellswastoopenNtsihchohNationalParkReservewhichhesaidwillpreservetherichnaturalwondersandculturalheri-tageofCanadasNorth.Thereserveis4840square-kilometersofmountainsandmeadowsadjacenttothenorthendofNahanniNationalParkandtheheadwatersoftheSouthNahanniRiver.ItisthesmallestofthreeoptionsonethatParksCanadasaidof-fersminimalprotectiontoim-portantconservationvalues.Theoptiondescribedasbestis6450-square-kilometers.ChiefFrankAndrewofTu-litahopesOttawawillexpandtheboundary.Negotiationsoriginallycen-teredonthelargeroptionbutthenthingsstartedtoshrinkmoreandmoresaidChiefAndrew.Wewouldhavepreferredabiggerparkforsurebutwehaventsignedanythingyet.Andrewsaidthelandisrecognizednotonlyforitsmajesticbeautybutalsoforitsspecialsacredpower.FormerNWTpremierSte-phenKakfwiwascriticaloftheboundaries.Thefederalgovernmentschoiceofthesmallestofthreeoptionsforthereservelackedvisionhesaid.NWTPremierBobMcLeoddefendedtheparkboundar-iessayingabalancehasbeenstruckbetweenconser-vationanddevelopment72percentoftheconservationvaluesareprotectedand41percentofthemineralval-ueswerewithdrawn.SeeNewParkonpage3.PMopensnewNWTnationalparkreserveHarperbeatssovereigntydrumonNortherntourPhotoDonJaqueThethreeRsforAdultsNWTcommunityadulteducatorsrefreshtheirskills.Seepage7.WithtelescopesbristlingmembersoftheThebachaandWoodBuffaloAstronomicalSocietygatheredatPineLakenearFortSmithAugust24-26forthe1stannualStarParty.Workshopscraftspresentationsandofcoursestargazingwereontheagenda.Storyonpage12.2011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00--1.00ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaTheNorthisaspecialplace.Wetellthestoriesofthelandanditspeople.SubscribetogetyourweeklycopyoftheNorthernJournaladminnorj.ca877-355-2734fax867-872-2754Continuedfrompage1.MikeHudemaclimateandenergycampaignerwithGreenpeaceCanadasaidthetwo-yeargapbetweenthein-cidentandtheannouncementisunacceptable.IndustrialwasteowedintotheriverkillingshfromthesameSuncortarsandssiteforthreedays.YetSuncorandtheAlbertagovernmentneverissuedapressreleaseaboutthein-cidentwhenithappeneddownstreamcommunitiesneverreceiveddetailsofthetoxicreleaseandthepublicwasinthedarkabouttheincidentfortwoyearshesaid.Hesaiditwasinterest-ingthattheannouncementcameattheendofthetwo-yearlimittobringprivateprosecutionagainstacom-panyunderthefederalFish-eriesAct.Findingoutnowmakesitimpossibletobringonehesaid.AnnouncementfollowsSuncorpipelinebreakTheannouncementofthe2011incidentcamejustdaysafterapipelinespillwasde-tectedatthesameSuncorfacility.Approximately2200barrels350000litresofprocess-af-fectedwastewaterleakedfromaburstlineintotheAthabascaRivernearthecompanysoil-sandsfacilityoveraperiodof10hoursonMondayMar.25.Waterqualitytestsshowedtheprocess-affectedwaterthatwasreleasedintotheriverwaswithinourregulatoryapprov-alsapprovallimitsidentiedforcertaindischargepointsthecompanyissuedinastate-mentlastTuesdayafternoon.Thewastewatercontainedacombinationofwaterandsuspendedsolidsincludingclaysandneparticulatesalongwithtraceamountsofoilandgreasetotalsus-pendedsolidsandammoniathecompanysaid.Bioassaytestsonthere-leasedwaterindicatetherewerenoimpactsonaquaticlifeandpreliminaryupstreamanddownstreamriversamplestaken50metresdownstreamatFortMcKayandatFortChipewyanindicatedneg-ligibleimpactSuncorsaid.Thenalreportisstilltocomebutwedonotexpectanysignicantdeviationfromtheearlyreports.Neverthelessourpositionremainsthatanyun-intendedreleasetotheriverisunacceptabletousthecom-panysaid.PhotoSuncorASuncorphotodocumentstheleakpathofprocess-affectedwatertotheAthabascaRiver.Around2200barrelsofwastewaterleakedintotheriverfollowingapipelinebreachonMar.25.AnnouncementcomesinwakeofrecentleakEnvironmentWater EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...FiredestroyshallTheFortResolutionredepartmentiswithoutahomeafterareonEasterSun-dayburnedthetownsrehalltotheground.Thereresultedinthelossofthedepart-mentsonlyretruckalloftheirreequip-mentplusthecommunityszamboni.HayRiverhasleantthemfourfullre-ghtingouttsaswellasafewhosesandnozzlestoattachtowatertrucksincasetheyareneededforthetimebeing.IssueApril8199820YearsAgo...TractortradeagooddealAnequipmenttradehastakenplacebe-tweenFortChipewyanandFortSmithwhichisbeinghailedasagooddealforbothcommunities.TheTownofFortSmithswappedtheiroldzamboniwithFortChipforatractorequippedwithafrontendloaderwhichcouldbeusedtoworkonthegolfcourseandothergeneralduties.IssueApril8199330YearsAgo...OntheBanksoftheSlaveRichandcolourfulhistoryisalegacywhichisfoundinFortSmithandthrough-outtheNorth.Thesetime-honouredtrea-suresofourpastwillsoonbebroughttolifeusingpicturesanddialogueswithpastFortSmithresidentsinthebookOntheBanksoftheSlave.TheideaofthebookoriginatedwithaclassofGrade6studentsin1974begunasaproj-ectforFortSmithscentennialyear.IssueApril819834TuesdayApril92013TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.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.........................GeorginaSkippingsInhisannouncementlastweekoffederalsupportforaproposedpipelinesystemthatwouldcarryAlbertaoiltoEastCoastren-eriesMinisterofIndustryTonyClementassuredCanadianstheyneednotworryaboutoilsandsbitumenbeingmorecorrosivethanothercrudeoilthusshorteningthelifeofthepipeleadingtoleaksandruptures.TosupportthathequotedsciencefromtheCanadianEnergyPipelineAssociationCEPAwww.cepa.com.Thatagencyisalobbygroupcreatedandfundedbypipe-linecompanies.Clementisirresponsibleifheonlybaseshisdecisionsoninforma-tionfromsuchagencies.Everythingtheysayaboutpipelinesisgoingtobespuntomakewhatthatindustrylookgood.Thatiswhatlobbygroupsareabout.Itisessentialthatgovernmentsacquireindependentdatatocorroborateordisprovesuchinforma-tion.Onewouldthinkthatwouldbecom-monsense.ItisworrisomethatClementdoesnothavethatunderstanding.Abetterconsiderationinhisimportantroleingoverningournationislookatthebiggerpicture-includingthelifespanofpipelines.Howlongdoesittakeforthemtodeterio-rate.WhendotheygetsooldthematerialsstarttobreakdownandleakevenruptureInsuchcaseswhatistobedoneThatdetailseemstobeoverlooked.ThepipelineconnectingtheNormanWellsoileldtotherestofCanadastretches869kmthroughvastreachesofborealforestandtraverseschallengingterrainincludingnumerousriversnottheleastofwhichistheMackenzie.Thepipelinecontentsarerefrigeratedsoastonotcauseissueswithpermafrost.Itwascompletedin1985andassuchitismodernusingstateofthearttechniquestechnologyandmaterials.Thatpipelinehassprungfourleaksinthelasttwoyearsandthousandsoflitresofoilhaveleakedontotheland.Arewetocon-cludethisisasignofworsethingstocomePleasetelluswhatisgoingtohappentothatpipelinewhenithasdeterioratedtothepointthatitmustbereplaced.Istheextentoflifeofthepipeandthejoin-ingweldsandgenerallytheneedtoeventu-allyreplaceanypipelineonceitreachesoldageeverconsideredWhenpermissionsaregivenbytheNationalEnergyBoardarethoseeventualinevitablereplacementcostsfactoredinWhatofthecalculationsbythecompanyatthedesignstagewhenprotabilityisconsidered-arereplacementcostsincludedItseemsthatnoneofthisisinplay.Wejustbuildthethingsanddontconsiderthattheyhavealimitedlife.TheESSOpipelineinArkansaswhereoilfromarupturehasrecentlybeenrunningthroughthestreetsofafuentneighbour-hoodswasbuiltinthe1940s.Conventionalwisdomhasitthatpipelineisshowingitsageandmorespillsarecoming.Obviouslythou-sandsofmilesofpipelinesworldwidelikethatareeventuallygoingtoneedreplacing.Theyareessentialtonationaleconomies.WehaveourfairshareinCanadaandareplanningmore.Replacementinfuturewillbeincrediblycostly.WhowillpayInthefuturewewillfacemultipleboon-dogglesthatdwarfthelongtermmulti-billiondollarcostsoftheGiantMinecleanupcur-rentlybeingrevealedinYellowknife.Toxicwastethatthreatenshumanhealthandcre-atesanenvironmentalmessaburdenfordecadesevencenturiestocomewillbethenewnormal.SincetheCanadiangovern-mentisalwaysstuckwiththebillforsuchcleanupsonewouldthinktheywouldbemorecircumspectincorporatingprojectedlifeandeventualreplacementcostsintotheapprovalcriteria.TheAlbertasolutionLetindustryhaveitswayTheAlbertagovernmenthasselectedalongtermoilindustrypromotertoheadupakeynewprovincialboardtaskedwithregulat-ingindustryandenvironmentalmonitoring.TheappointmentofGerryProttiwasan-nouncedlastweekbyprovincialEnergyMinisterKenHughes.Prottiisaformerex-ecutiveofcerofseveraloilcompaniesandistherstchairoftheCanadianAssociationofPetroleumProducersCAPP.CAPPthankstoextensivefundingbyoilcompanieshasrunasuperbcampaigntocounterthenegativepressgeneratedbyenvironmentalistsandFirstNationgroupsaboutimpactsfromtheoilsandsindustryeffectivelypaintingallthingstodowithitsexpansionasgreenandbenecial.Mr.Prottiisverygoodatwhathedoes.InselectinghimtoheadtheirkeyindustrymonitoringbodytheAlbertagovernmenthasmadeitclearthatintheirprovinceindustrywillhaveitswaytotally.AndwecriticizedHugoChavezforhispoliciesinVenezuela.TheAlbertagovernmentdoesnotevenpretendtobeobjective.Environmentalim-pacteventhehealthofthecitizensaresecondaryintheirtotalcommitmenttoin-dustrialgrowth.Thinkinglikethisisanem-barrassmentandwillbecostlytothefutureofAlbertaandCanada.PayingitforwardwithoutthinkingPhotoMichaelYakabuskiRankinInletteamsuccessstoryatBalsillieCup21teamsfromacrosstheNorthtravelledtoYellowknifeontheweekendforthe30thannualBalsillieCupOldTimer35HockeyTournament.DuetoightdelaystheRankinInletteamarrivedlateandhadtoplayvegameswithin24hoursincludingback-to-backgameslateSaturdaynightbutthatdidntslowtheteamdown.NecoTowtongiescoredonabreakawaywithlessthantwominutesremainingtoleadtheBearstoatight4-3victoryagainsttheTopKnightSpiderGoatsintheBdivisionnal. OPINION5TuesdayApril92013FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms2Cand-10CNorms4Cand-8C-10Low-11Low2High0High-10Low8High0Low-12Low-7Low5High3High-9Low4High-2Low-5High3HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms-9Cand-20CNorms-1Cand-13C-20Low-17Low-20Low-16Low-12Low-9Low3High1High-12Low8High-2Low-4High-10High-12High-9High-9HighRememberingRalphKleinByDONJAQUERalphKleinsaffablenatureandsaltywaysresonatedwithmanyAlbertansalthoughhispopularitytookahitwhenhehadtomakedeepbudgetcuts.Hewasbasichewascountryandhewastheper-fecttforaprovinceemerg-ingfromfrontierwaystryingtoestablishthemselveswithambitionsofaculturedandafuentfutureyetstillseek-ingthecondenceandmeanstoachievethat.WhenIstartedoffasanewspaperreporterinFortSmithinthelate1970sIwasprettygreenandhadalotoflearningtodo.RalphwasintheAlbertacabinetastheEnvironmentMinisteratthetime.ItwasacontroversialtimefornorthernAlbertawithoppositionmountingoverthedumpingoftoxicefuentintotheriverbythe14pulpmillsandplywoodplantsonthePeaceRiversystem.TheoilsandsindustryontheAtha-bascaRiverwasstillintheadolescentstagewithGreatCanadianOilsandsGCOSlatertobecomeSuncorthebigplayerandSyncrudeget-tingrolling.Thecreationofthosemassivetoxictailingspondswasjustunderway.Therewasalreadyconcernaboutthechemicalsoupbeinginjectedintotheriv-ersbythecombinationofindustries.Thisfastpacedindustrialgrowthwasover-seenbyRalph.InmyyearsattheUniver-sityofAlbertastudyingpo-liticalscienceintheprevi-ousdecadeIhadworkedatInlandCementthemassiveindustrialplantinnortheastEdmontonforthreesummersearningenoughmoneytofundmywintersoncampus.Thetwogiantkilnsthatbakedtheslurrytocreateclinkerhadtallsmokestacksconstantlyspewingacloudofyellowdustessentiallycementthatsettledeverywhere.Ittooktheshineoffeverycarina10-kmradius.InspectorsfromAlbertaEnvironmentwouldcometochecktheemissions.Theywouldcallseveraldaysinad-vanceandletmanagementknowtheywerecoming.Withthatwarningoneofthekilnswouldalwaysbeshutdownformaintenance.Ofcoursethatwouldcuttheemissionsinhalfmakingthemaccept-able.Everyworkeratthatlargeindustrialfacilityknewthatwasgoingonandjokedaboutit.AfterseeingthatroutinelyoverthreeyearsmyopinionofAlbertaEnvironmentwasalittlejaded.BythetimeRalphKleinwaselectedpremierintheearly90stheproblemswiththepulpmillpollutionwerere-solved.ThehueandcryfromaveryconcerneddownstreampublicfromFortChipewyanallthewaytoTuktoyaktukhadforcedchange.Theindus-trysuddenlyswitchedfromusingbleachtowhitenthepulptohydrogenperoxide.Over95percentofthepol-lutionwaseliminated.Hugeprotswerestillbeingmadeandtheproblemoftoxicwastewassolved.NoneofthatwasthankstotheAlbertagov-ernment.Thepeopleactingtogetherloudlydemandingchangewerethecatalyst.AfterhewasnearlyayearinasthenewpremierIcalledRalphforaninterview.Iwaspleasantlysurprisedthathisofceconrmedrightawaythathewouldbeavailablethenextday.Maybeitwasbe-causeIwasfromtheNWTandnotathreatthatheagreedsoquicklyIwondered.ButIwastolearnthatwasnotRalphsway.Aformertele-visionreporterhewasnotinanywayintimidatedbythemediaandwasalwayswill-ingtoengageinaninterview.Sureenoughthenextmorn-ingthecallcameandhewashappytotalktome.Ichal-lengedhimwithquestionsandhemetthemheadon.Itwasanexcellentinterview.ThenextyearIdidthesameagain.Andtheyearafterthat.Somanypoliti-ciansforonereasonoran-otherareafraidtohavewhattheythinkandfeelputontherecordfranklyandopenly.Othersdonotknowhowtohandlereportersorareevenafraidofthem.Inmyexpe-rienceatleastsuchthingswereneveranissuewithRalph.Hewasstraightuptoldyouwhathethoughttakeitorleaveit.Youhavetorespectthat.KeepyourpethealthywithoutbreakingthebankFormanyofusourpetismorethanjustadogorcatheorsheisamuch-lovedmem-berofourfamily.Whenourpetsgetsickweworryandwanttohelpthesamewayaswedoforpeople.Whileveterinarymedicinehasmadehugeadvancesinre-centyearsthecostsoftreatingtheseconditionscanbeover-whelming.Forexampleoneofthemostcommonhealthconditionsthataffectsdogstodayisarthritiswhichcancostmorethan2000peryeartotreat.Veterinarymedicinehasadvancedtothepointthatba-sicallywhateverwecantreatinahumanwecantreatinourpet.Unfortunatelyforpetownersthesetreatmentscanbeextremelyexpensive.Commonchronicconditionsaffectingdogsandcatsareobesityarthritiskidneydis-easehypothyroidismdogshyperthyroidismcatsandheartdisease.Thecostoftreatmentforthesecanbehugesometimedifculttoshoulderonafamilybudget.Itisgoodtobeawareofthiswhenassumingthere-sponsibilityofapet.ForpetownersconcernedabouttheprospectoflargebillsthereareeveninsuranceprogramsNorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKFriedaMartselosischiefofSaltRiverFirstNationoncemore.MartsekisvotedinaschiefofSaltRiverFirstNationnorj.caRayTourangeauCongragulationFriedswishingyouallthebestinthenexttermGOODLUCK.NoraBeaverSadwhenpeopledontfollowSRFNPOLITICSShecouldnttaketheheatbeforeandcostourbandabielectionShewasoverlyvindictiveandcontrollingmywayorthehiwayChiefhastoworkwithCouncilnotgoinswingingAgoodleadershouldbeabeltosetasidethePRINCIPLESOFDIVISIONANDWORKFORALLSRFNMEMBERS.AndyesalotofmoneywasspentonherlasttermasChiefSomePeoplewillsaysheisagoodbusinessPersonwellwhycouldntshedothatfortheSRFNwhileshewasrunningtocoverpethealthcostsyoumaywanttoconsider.Thebestwaytoavoidabigvetbillistofocusonyourpetsdaytodayhealth.Asisneededwithyourownhealthmakepositivechoicesforthem.Thatisintermsofdietexercisedentalhygienevaccinesandregularcheckupstoaveteri-narian.Rememberyourpetcantmakethesechoicesforthemselvessoitsuptoyou.Petownersshouldalsore-searchthebreedofdogorcattheyowntoseewhichhealthconditionsarecommon.Forexamplelabradorretrieversaremorelikelytoexperi-encehipdysplasiathanotherbreeds.Petownersshouldbeawareofgeneticailmentscommonintheirpetbreedsotheycanwatchforearlysymptoms. 6TuesdayApril92013WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Paulisaveryadoptableyoungmalecat.Histuxedocoatandfriendlynaturemakeshimagreatadditiontoanyhome.Adopthimtoday.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTruckscouldsoonbehaulingnaturalgasintotheenergy-chokedcom-munityofInuvikthroughanewpilotprojectbyNTEnergythecompanyan-nouncedlastweekduringtheNWTChamberofCom-merceAGMinYellowknife.ThecompanysaidithopestohaveliquefiednaturalgasLNGpow-eringupto70percentofthetownselectricityneedsbysummer2014phasingoutthedieseldependencyforcedontothecommu-nityfollowingtheprema-turefailureofInuvikGasLtd.sIkhilwell.AndrewStewartmanagerofbusinessdevelopmentatNTEnergysaidthecom-panyisintheprocessofcollectingbidsfromtrans-portcompaniestofindoutwhetherornottruckinginLNGismoreeconomicallyviablethanstayingondie-selgeneratedelectricity.Weretestingthemarketnow...toseewhatthelandedcostwouldtranslatetoforLNGsoatthisstagewecantsaythatweregoingtogofullboreonithesaid.Sofarthecompanyhasreceivedsevenbidsfortransport.Theyvealsoputoutatenderforthevapor-izationandstorageequip-mentthatwillbeneededonsiteinInuvik.DependingonwhatthosecostsadduptowellknowhowitstacksupagainstdieselStew-artsaid.Thecompanyshopingtohavetheprojectsortedoutbythefall.WellneedtomakeacallinthenextthreetofourmonthsStewartsaid.Theconstructionseasonisfastapproachingsoifwecantgetcomfortablewiththepricingontransportationandthecostoftheequip-mentandthecivilworksNTEnergyplanstotrucknaturalgasintoInuvikPilotprojecthopestodisplace70percentofdieselgeneratedelectricityandprepthatsneededtoinstallitthenwellpushpause.Butthegoalistohavethisimplementedbythefallandbeatleastinthecommissioningphasewherewereusingsomeliquefiednaturalgasandoffsettingsomedieselelectricity.heatinginthecommunity.Inuvikresidentshavebeenpaying35.44GJforsyn-theticnaturalgasheatingsinceFeb.1-nearlydoublewhattheypaidpreviouslyfornaturalgasfromIkhil.AndifsuccessfulitcouldspreadtootherTruckedgaswouldrequirestorageNTEnergyrstbroughtuptheideaoftruckingfuelinitsDecember2012Con-ceptStudyofInuvikEnergySupplyOptionsreport.ThereportstatesthatLNGtruckedintothecommunitycouldprovidethebase-loadelectricitysupplytothetwoNorthwestTerritoriesPowerCorp.NTPCgeneratorsinInuvikwithupto80percentoftheirannualfuelrequirements.ThegaswillmostlikelybetruckedtoInuvikfromBCorAlbertaorbargedfromtheWestCoastaccordingtothereportwiththeLNGbeingvaporizedorheatedtogasforminInuvikandpumpeddirectlyintotheNTPCgasplantordistributionnetwork.Inafull-outLNGscenariotransportingfueltoInuvikbytruckorbargewouldre-quirestoragetwiceayearwhenbothriverferriesandicebridgesontheDemp-sterHighwayHwy8arenon-operationalaccordingtotheNTEnergyreport.Overthelast10yearsroadaccesswasclosedforupto53daysinthespringand39daysinthefall.Inordertoaccommodatethetownduringtheseperi-odsfuelwouldneedtobestoredinthecommunitymeaningtheneedforsomenewinfrastructure.InfrastructureforheatingdemandinInuvikwouldbesignicantthereportstates.Alandareaofupto6000m2wouldberequiredforunload-ingstoringandvaporizingLNGfordistribution.IfLNGwererelieduponforheatingandelectricitystorageofap-proximately65000GJor2700m3ofLNGwouldberequiredtoaddressDempsterHighwayclosuresrivercrossingsinthefallandspring.Capitalinvestmentinstor-ageforLNGdesignatedforelectricityisestimatedtobeinthe3GJrangewhilestor-ageforheatismorelikelytobecloserto10GJaccord-ingtothecompany.WhilestorageisamustthecompanystressedtheneedforreducingseasonalroadoutagesontheDemp-sterHighwayattheMacken-zieRivercrossingnearFortMcPhersonandPeelRivernearTsiigehtchic.Aswellthegeneralcondi-tionandupkeepofHighway8shouldbereviewedforap-provedandproposedLNGtrucktransportitadded.ButforthepilotprojectStewartsaidthegoalisjusttohaveamodeststoragesys-temforoneortwotrucksworthofgasalongwiththevaporizertoconvertittouseLNGwheneverpossibleandhavethedieselbackupkickinwhennecessary.Ifandwhenwehavegasandthesupplychainisopen-meaningtheferrysrunningandtheroadisthickenoughontheferrycrossingsandDempsterHighwayisfullyoperational-wellbetryingtogetLNGuptheroad.WhenwedonthaveLNGwelljustburndiesel...AnyLNGwegetwecanimprovethecostsitu-ationforelectricity.AgreenersaferoptionStewartsaidthereisan-otherbenettousingLNGcomparedtodieselandthatsareductioningreenhousegasGHGemissions.Itburnsabout75percentoftheGHGemissionsequiv-alenttodieselsoitisanen-vironmentalimprovement.Itsamodestonebutitisanimprovement.Ifyouhadthatpluseconomicsthatgotyouunderthelandedcostofdieselthenitsabenettothewholethermalratezonehesaid.Aswellhesaidtheprod-uctisinasaferstatefortrans-portingthanotherfuels.Su-percooleddownto-162Cifsomeoneweretotakealitciga-retteanddipitinthefuelthecigarettewouldsimplyfreeze.Yourenotgoingtoendupwithfuelspillsorcontamina-tionandaslongasyoudonthaveaperfectmixofairandheatedgasthenyoudontevenhaveaproductthatscombus-tible.Soitisactuallyquiteasafeproducttotransport.FutureLNGfacilitycouldpowerregionWhileitmayseemironictohaveLNGtruckedintoacom-munitysurroundedbyeldscontainingtrillionsofcubicfeetofnaturalgasStewartsaidthetruckingprojectshouldbeviewedasashorttomid-termoptionforthecommunity.InthemediumtolongtermIthinkeverybodysobjectiveistondalocalNWT-basedsupplysourceforgas.Unfortu-natelywecantwaithesaid.Atthisstagethereisnogassupplyavailable.ThatbeingsaidanLNGfacilityfortheregionisbeingconsideredapossibilityforthelong-term.UntilthenthetruckingsolutionwillmaintaintheexistinggasinfrastructureandkeepthedoorsopenforalocalsourceifandwhenitemergesStewartsaid.Inthemeantimewecanusesomethingthats25percentbetteronanemissionsbasisthandieselandhope-fullyisacost-savingmea-surehesaid.IndustryOilGasInthemediumtolongtermIthinkevery-bodysobjectiveistondalocalNWT-basedsupplysourceforgas.Unfortunatelywecantwait.Atthisstagethereisnogassupplyavailable.AndrewStewartNTEnergyWhilethepilotprojectfo-cusessolelyonelectricityitcouldholdimportantim-plicationsforthefutureofthermalcommunities.HopefullythisworksandthenwecanlooktootherplacesStewartsaid.PhotoGordMcKennaNTEnergysproposedpilotprojectlookstotransportliqueednaturalgasbytruckuptheDempsterHighwayshownabovetoInuvik.ThecompanyhopestodisplacethemajorityofdieselbeingconsumedforpowerinthecommunitywhichhasbeenchokedofnaturalgassincethecollapseoftheIkhilwell. ScienceTechnologyPolicing7TuesdayApril9201313041DA213041BEGINNINGMAY1ALBERTANSWILLPAYTHELOWESTPRICEFORGENERICDRUGSINCANADA.ThatmeansmoremoneyreinvestedintohealthandmoresavingsforAlbertanswhopayoutofpocketfortheirprescriptionmedication.Albertaisalsosupportingpharmaciststoprovideyouwithmanyservicestokeepyouhealthy.Theseservicesincluderenewingoradjustingyourprescriptionadministeringyourinjectionsandhelpingyoumanageyourmedications.Tolearnmoreaboutlowergenericdrugpricesandhowgovernmentishelpingpharmacistsserveyoubettervisithealth.alberta.caByRENEFRANCOEURAnewrookiefortheRCMPforcehasownintoYellowknife.TheRCMPGDivisionpurchasedaDraganflyerX4-PasmallunmannedaerialvehicleUAVfor23000lastyeartoassistininvestigationsandtheminihelicopter-likemachinehasnowofciallytakentotheNWTskiesalreadylendingahelpinghand-orrotor-intwovehiclecollisions.TheremotecontrolledDra-ganyerreleasedbytheSas-katoon-basedcompanyDra-ganyInnovationsInc.lastspringfeaturesanonboardcomputerand11sensorstokeepthehelicopterlevelandpointedintherightdirection.Itsmainroleistotakevideoandphotosfromthedangerousorhard-to-reachpositionsofficerscannotaccess.Itbasicallyallowsusgreaterexibilityintermsofevidencegathering.Whenyourelockedinon-groundyoureallydontgetthefullperspectiveastowhatacollisionscenereallylookedlikeStaffSgt.BradKaedingsaid.Intermsofsearchandrescuewithoneoftheseyouhavealotmoremovabilitycapac-ityandcancovergreaterterrainonamuchshortertimescale.YellowknifeRCMPusedtheDraganyertwoweeksagoforacollisiononHwy3aswellasinFebruaryduringthefatalcollisionthatlefttwodeadaftertwosemitrailertruckscrashedabout80kmnorthofFortProvidenceKaedingnoted.Itwasusedtogreatsuc-cesstherebecausetherewereexplosivesinvolvedinthatsothislittlehelicoptercouldgetalotcloserthanwhatwassafeforanyofustogoheexplained.Ithadgoodhighresolutionphotosofwhatthescenelookedlikeandallowedforasaferesponse...Andithelpedusdecidecourseofactiontofollow.Inadditiontohighwayac-cidentstheUAVisalsoausefultoolforcrimescenephotossearchandrescueoperationsandtrainingex-ercisessuchastheannualCanadianmilitarytrainingexerciseforemergencyre-sponseintheArcticOp-erationNanookwhereitwasonhandlastsummer.MadeofhighqualitycarbonberandinjectionmoldedcomponentstheDraganflyerisclassifiedasaircraftandisregu-latedbytheAeronauticsActandTransportCanadaregulations.Itmeasures87cmlongandweighs1.8kg.Itispoweredbylithiumbatter-ieswhichallowfor10to20minutesofyingtimeperchargeandcanyupto120mhighguidedbyacustomhandheldcontrollerwitha2.8-inchtouchscreendis-playingflightdatasuchasGPSpositionaltitudebearingandhelicopterbat-teryvoltage.Thecontrolleralsofeaturesabuilt-indualvideoreceiverthattakesthevideotransmittedfromthehelicopteranddisplayswhatthecameraisseeinginreal-timeonapairofvideogoggles.TwoRCMPofcershavebeenspeciallytrainedtohandlethenewpieceofequipmentandmonitoritsightpath.WhileaerialvehiclesYellowknifeRCMPrecruitfirstDraganflyPhotocourtesyofDraganyInnovationsInc.suchastheDraganflyerhavebeenusedbypoliceacrossthecountryforthepastcoupleofyearsthisisthersttimeonehasowninNWTskies.IknowtheyvebeenusedforquiteawhileinBCandSaskatchewanandthattheyhaveexperiencedsuccesswiththem.Soitsexpand-ingandnowwehaveoneKaedingtoldTheJournal.KaedingdoesntforeseemoreDraganyersmakingtheirwayintoforcesbasedinsmallerNortherncom-munitieshowever.IdontknowhowmuchtheycostbutIknowtheyrenotinexpensiveandIthinkthisisonepieceofequip-mentthatcouldbeusedtocovertheentireNWTbe-causeitissoeasytofoldupandtransportanywherejustbypoppingitintoasuitcaseandontoaplaneifitwasneededinanothercommu-nityhesaid.TheDraganyermadeanappearanceatitsrstpublicdemonstrationlastWednes-dayatthesandpitsoffDehChoBlvd.inYellowknife.Wehavehaditinforseveralmonthsbutnowwerejustgettingthenewsoutthereandmakingpeopleawarethatitsnotsomethingpeoplearegoingtoseey-ingovertheirhomesbecauseitsnotforgeneralsurveil-lanceitisforspecializedpurposesKaedingsaid.WhatstheSCOOPDoyouhaveanideaforastoryorotherinformationtosharewiththenewspaperCALLUS867872-3000 8TuesdayApril92013867-872-3000orvisit207McDougalRoadinFortSmithNT.PrinterInkYellowknivescasetoprotectDrybonesBayenterscourtsPoliticsFirstNationsByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationYKDFNisaskingthecourtstooverturna2012reviewboarddecisionthatclaimedexplorationontheculturallyandenvironmentallysensitiveDrybonesBayterritoryposednosignicantthreattotheen-vironmentorcauseforpublicconcern.AjudgeheardtherequestforjudicialreviewlaunchedinFebruary2012forthersttimelastweekinYellowknife.TheMackenzieValleyEn-vironmentalImpactReviewBoardruledinJanuaryoflastyearthataproposalbyAlexDebogorskitodoexploratorydrillingfordiamondsintheareaonthenorthshoreofGreatSlaveLakedidnotwar-rantmitigativeconditionsandcouldgoaheadwithoutbind-ingrecommendations.TheFirstNationwhichhasopposedalleightapplicationstodoexploratoryworkintheareaoverthelasttwodecadesisnowseekingacourtrulingthatwillputDrybonesBayunderpermanentprotectionfromdevelopment.TheYKDFNisaskingfortwothingsspokesper-sonShannonGaultsaid.Wewouldlikethecourttoconsiderwhetherornottherewasade-quateconsultationonthelebeforethedecisionwasmadeandtherecommendationswerepassedontotheminister.AndthesecondrulingthatYKDFNisseekingiswerelookingforconsistencywithapastrulingoftheboard.Ina2003-2004decisionapprovingexplorationinthebaythereviewboardrecom-mendedthatalanduseplanbecompletedfortheDrybonesBayareaincludingprovi-sionsforprotectingsensitiveenvironmentalculturalandspiritualsites.Theboardaskedthelanduseplantobedonewithinveyearsbutithasyettobecompleted.Sothefactthatthatdeci-sionwasmadeinthepastandthesamekindofconsiderationwasntreectedinthismorere-centrulingforagainthesameDrybonesBayareageographi-callyspeakingYKDFNwouldliketheCrowntoconsidermakingarulingthatwouldrequirelanduseplanningfortheareaandultimatelyprotectitagainstfuturedevelopmentGaultsaid.TheFirstNationisnostranger-oropponent-tode-velopmentonitslandGaultsaid.Allthreeoperatingdi-amondminesintheNorth-westTerritoriesarelocatedonYKDFNsassertedtraditionallandsknownasChiefDrygeeseterritorywhichstretcheseastofYellowknifehalfwaytotheendoftheEastArmofGreatSlaveLakeandnorthtotheNunavutborder.DeBeersGahchoKuedi-amondminewhichjustcom-pletedtheenvironmentalas-sessmentEAprocessaswellasAvalonsproposedNecha-lachorareearthmetalsminearealsoinYKDFNterritory.ButwhenitcomestoDry-bonesBayacherishedareafortraditionallanduseactivitiesandthehomeofarchaeologicalandsacredsiteslikecemeteriestheFirstNationisntbudging.Fortherestofourterritorywewillengagewithyouandwewantresponsibledevelop-mentfortheDrybonesBayareaitsanogoGaultsaid.Previousexploratoryworkhashadnegativeimpactsonthebayalreadyshesaidtheeffectsofwhichhaveyettobedealtwithsuchasaforestrethatdestroyedacemeteryandcosttaxpayers330000in2007followedbyafueltankerthatwentofftheroadin2008.Fiveyearslaterthattruckremainspartiallysubmergedinthebay.WhiletheterritorialgovernmentclaimsmovingthetruckwouldcausemoreenvironmentaldamagethanleavingitinplaceGaultsaidthesightdoeslittletoinstilltrustintheFirstNationsmembershipwhenitcomestodevelopment.YKDFNcanappreciateitmaybebetterfortheecosys-tembutthecompanyandthegovernmenthasntdoneany-thingtosatisfytheconcernsofthepeoplewhostillgooutintheirshingboatsthereandseethehalf-submergedtruckshesaid.Gaultsaidarecommendationforapprovalbythereviewboardthatcontainedcertaincondi-tionsforthedeveloperwouldhavebeenbetterreceivedthansayingtherewasnosignicantimpactatall.Giventherealityoflim-itedcapacitytodealwithallthepushingpaperthatspartoftheseEAswedoourbesttoengageandweproviderecom-mendationsandmakesugges-tionsofwhatwedliketoseethesetypesofrulingsincludeanditsouropinionthatthoserecommendationsandthatinputwasgenerallyignoredbythereviewboardinthisrecom-mendationshesaid.DrybonesBayTheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationisrequestingamoratoriumonexplorationintheDrybonesBayareawhichcontainsarchaelogicalandotherculturallysignicantsites. 9TuesdayApril92013SyncrudecongratulatesSonnyFlett2013IndspireAwardrecipientorEnvironmentandResources.AlietimeresidentoFortChipewyanandaRegionalMunicipalityoWoodBufaloCouncillorSonnyisdevotedtoprotectingtheenvironment.Hedoesitbyworkingcollaborativelywithindustryandencouragingotherstodothesame.OneoSyncrudeslongestservingcontractorsSonnyhasprovidedtransportationservicesortheFortChipewyanRotationalEmploymentProgramsince1982.HeisapositivebusinessrolemodelorAboriginalentrepreneursandasymboloSyncrudescommitmenttoregionalcommunities.CongratulationsSonnyTheSyncrudeProjectisajointventureundertakingamongCanadianOilSandsPartnership1ImperialOilResourcesMocalEnergyLimitedMurphyOilCompanyLtd.NexenOilSandsPartnershipSinopecOilSandsPartnershipandSuncorEnergyVenturesPartnership.WHENTRADITIONANDINDUSTRYCOMETOGETHEROPPORTUNITYGROWS.SONNYFLETTMartselosvotedinaschiefofSaltRiverFirstNationDonMatthewsJr.electedtollopencouncillorpositionByMEAGANWOHLBERGFriedaMartselosischiefofSaltRiverFirstNationoncemore.Theformerchiefwhore-signedinSeptember2011overallegationsthatcouncilwasnotworkingtogetherwaselectedinasthenewleaderinTuesdaysby-elec-tionwithatotalof95votes.ShereplacesDavidPoitraswhoresignedaschiefinJanu-aryaftercouncilchallengedhimonhisleadershipwield-ingclaimsoffundingmisuse.DonMatthewsJr.waselectedfortheopencouncil-lorpositionwith84votes.HereplacesOlgaMansbridgewhopassedawayinJanuary.Approximately270mem-bersvotedintheby-electionincludingtheadvancepollsonMar.12whichelectoralofcerLyndaMartincalledagoodturnout.WarrenGagnonreceivedthesecondhighestnumberofvotesforchiefat62.BradLaviolettereceived46votesandHenryBeaverJr.got43.CouncillorcandidatesDebbieSikyeaandGabrielMabryreceived80and76votesrespectively.PoliticsFirstNationsSaltRiverelectionresultsVotesforChiefFriedaMartselos-95WarrenGagnon-62BradLaviolette-46HenryBeaverJr.-43VotesforCouncillorDonMatthewsJr.-84DebbieSikyea-80GabrielMabry-76FriedaMartseloswaselectedaschiefofSaltRiverFirstNationforthethirdtimelastweekduringtheby-election.ShereplacesDavidPoitraswhoresignedinJanuary.DonMatthewsJr.NTPCemployeefounddeadinBlueshdamhousePoliticsFirstNationsByMEAGANWOHLBERGANTPowerCorp.NTPCemployeefromYel-lowknifewasfounddeadinthestaffhouseoftheBlue-shhydrositelastWednes-dayafternoon.MichaelDunn42wasworkingaloneasahydroplantoperatoratthesite.Hewasemployedwiththecompanyfortwoandahalfyears.Acontractordroppingma-terialsofffoundthedeceasedinthehouse.AnambulancewascalledtothescenealongwiththeRCMPandcoroner.ThecauseisunknownatthispointNTPCspokes-personBobKellysaid.Itsnotbeingtreatedassuspi-ciousorworkrelated.RCMPStaffSgt.BradKaedingsaidtheyarestillwaitingonthecoronersau-topsyandtoxicologyreports.Becauseofhisageandtheunknowncircum-stancestheRCMPdidat-tendtosecureevidenceandconductaninvestigation.Atthispointwearesatisfiedthatitwasnotsuspiciousinnaturehoweverremain-ingevidenceneedstobedeterminedfromautopsyresultsandtoxicologyre-sultsaswell.NeitheroneofthoseisavailableatthispointhetoldTheJournal.Iftheydontpointtoanythingdifferentthanwhatweknowatthispointthenourinvestigationwillbeconcludedtothecoro-nersoffice.Ifsomethingshowsupthatwasunex-pectedthenourinvestiga-tionwillcontinueKaed-ingadded.TheBluefishdamislo-catedabout50kmnorth-eastofYellowknife. 10TuesdayApril92013DIGGERZPOWERSPORTS2AspenRoadHayRiverNTX0E0R6867874-3224OffervalidatparticipatingCanadiandealerstoCanadianresidentsonnewandunused20102011and2012ArcticCatATVsexcludingyouthracerentalgovernmentdemoandspecialservicesmodels.Seedealerfordetailsandprogramdates.3.99FINANCINGFOR60MONTHSandDONTPAYFOR6areonlyrecommendedforusersover12yearsold.Nevercarryapassengeronasingle-riderATV.WerecommendallriderstakeatrainingcourseandthatVisittheboothatthe8thannualFortSmithTradeShow PoliticsMilitary11TuesdayApril92013CanadianForcesbeginArcticsovereigntyoperationAnnualoperationbringsRangerspersonneltogetherfromacrossNorthByMEAGANWOHLBERGCanadianRangersandamyriadofarmedforcesper-sonnelareteamingupintheHighArcticthismonthforOperationNunalivutanex-ercisedesignedtocollectandreportinformationrelevanttoprotectingCanadasArc-ticsovereigntywhiletrain-ingpersonneltooperateintheharshweatherandterrain.Theannualexercisecoor-dinatedbyJointTaskForceNorthsince2006beganinResoluteBayNunavutonApr.2andwillcontinueuntiltheendofthemonth.ParticipantswillgooutonthelandandbyairtoconductpatrolsandreportbacktotheheadquartersinYellowknifewhowillinturncontactOt-tawawiththeirndings.Lt-Col.GlenMacNeilcommandingofcerfortheoperationsaidtheexerciseassistsinprovidingreassur-ancetotheCanadianpublicthattheCanadianArmedForcesCAFarereadyandabletoaddressathreatintheNorth.WhatthisshowsisthatwecangoupandoperateintheCanadianHighArcticatanytimeoftheyearinanytypeofconditionsandreallygowhereverweneedtoandthatshouldtellthepeopleoftheNorthandthepeopleofCanadathatifthereeverisasafetyorsecuritysituationintheNorththattheCanadianArmedForcesarepreparedtorespondtoithetoldTheJournalfromYellowknifebe-foreheadingofftoNunavut.Around120RangersandmembersoftheCAFfromallthreeterritorieswillbeplacedthroughouttheArcticArchipelagothroughoutthemonthfromResoluteBaynorthtoIsachsenNunavutandasfarwestasMouldBayintheNorthwestTerritories.MostoftheparticipantswillbecomingfromYel-lowknifewhereboththeJointTaskForceNorthandWeconductOperationNunalivutinthistimeofyearbecauseitcoincideswiththetimeofyearthatyoullseethehighestlevelofadventureac-tivityintheNorthhesaid.saidtheRangersalsoben-etfromtheexercisebothintermsofcollectingup-to-dateknowledgeontheregionandworkingwithmilitarypersonnel.Rangersareexpertsonlivingandsurviv-inginthesetypesofconditions.Peoplefromthesouthjustarent.Lt-Col.GlenMacNeil1stCanadianRangersPa-trolGroupheadquartersarestationedalongwiththeRoyalCanadianAirForceCC-138twinottersquad-ronwhichwillbejoiningtheoperation.Searchandrescuetechni-cianscooksandotheropera-torsfromthearmynavyandairforcewillalsobeaddedtothemix.MacNeilsaidpatrolswillbedonebyairandbyfootonlandandseaiceandwillheadouttoinspectexistinginfrastructurelikeairstripsandEnvironmentCanadasta-tionsinvariouslocationstoseethestatetheyreinandreportbackanyanomaliesoutontheland.ThisenablesustohaveagoodunderstandingofwhatisoutthereacrossourareaofoperationsacrosstheNorthifweeverneedtousethesefacilitiesintheeventofasafetyorsecurityemergencyforinstancehesaid.WhiletheoperationismorefocusedonreconnaissancethanpresenceMacNeilsaidthereisanelementofsearchandrescueinvolvedintheexerciseeachyear.Becauseweknowtheyrethereweconductouropera-tionatthesametimeandifweneedtoprovideassistanceinasearchandrescueopera-tionthenwevegotsomemem-bersoftheCanadianArmedForcesalreadypre-positionedintheHighArctic...DuringpastOperationNunalivutswehavedonejustthat.MacNeilsaiditsachallengeworkinginthehugebarrenregion-located1000-1500kmnorthoftheArcticCircleandspanningseveralhundredkilometresacrossindistance-intemperaturesbetween-20and-40CwhereweathercanchangewithoutnoticewhichiswhyitssoessentialtohaveRangersonboardfortheexercise.Rangersareexpertsonliv-ingandsurvivinginthesetypesofconditions.Peoplefromthesouthjustarent.TheyresmartandtheyretrainedtodothisbuttheRangersjusthavethisextrabitofaddedknowledgeandofcoursetheyhaveverydetailedknowledgeoftheareathattheyoperateinMac-Neilsaid.DespitetheirfamiliaritywiththeArcticMacNeilThatsatwo-waylearningstreetbecausetheRangersgettolearnmoreaboutourCanadianForcespersonnelandexchangeinformationandthatsalwaysapositiveexperiencehesaid.ParticipantsinOperationNunalivutwillheadoutontheirrstpatrolmidweek.Aclos-ingceremonyandparadewillmarktheendoftheoperationonApr.24inResoluteBay.PhotosCplShiloAdamsonCanadianForcesCombatCameraPhotoMCplKevinPaulChiefPettyOfcer2ndclassGlennParsonsCampSergeant-MajorofOperationNunalivut10assiststheDanishmili-tarysSIRIUSDogSledgepatrolintheset-upoftheirteaminpreparationforafamiliarizationpatrolduringOperationNunalivutin2010.MembersofthePortInspectionDiveTeamgetadivesitereadyontheDumbbellBayseaiceduringOperationNunalivut2010.PitisulaqUkuqtunnuaqiestheCanadianRangeragonhissnowmobileatEurekaNunavutduringOperationNunalivut2008. 12TuesdayApril92013WorldHealthDay2013Cutyourriskofheartattackandstroke.Controlyourbloodpressure.WORLDWIDEhighbloodpressureisestimatedtoaffectmorethanoneinthreeadultsaged25andoveroraboutonebillionpeople.Hypertensionisamajorcontributortoheartdiseaseandstrokewhichtogethermakeuptheworldsnumberonecauseofprematuredeathanddisability.ByRENEFRANCOEURSpiritswerehighatInu-viks56thannualMuskratJamboreefromApr.5-8evenwithicytempera-turesdippingbelow-20Cthroughouttheweekend.Thisyearsspringfesti-valwhichseesNorthern-ersfromacrosstheter-ritoriesgatherinInuvikwasdedicatedtotheNWTCouncilforDisabilitiesandfeaturedanumberofcul-turaleventsandcompeti-tionsdownattheriversitealongtheMackenzie.EventskickedoffFridayeveningwiththecrown-ingoftheMuskratJambo-reekingandqueen.Rich-ardRossJr.andLorraineGreenlandbeatoutfourotherpairsvyingforfes-tivalroyalty.Thecorona-tionwasfollowedbyatra-ditionalcommunityfeastInuvialuitdrumdancingajivingcontestwithcashprizesandnallyawell-attendedoldtimedancefeaturingtheDeltaGoodTimeBand.SaturdaysactivitiesstartedearlyatIngamoHallwithapancakebreak-fastfollowedbyafestivalparade.The14thannualMuskratJamboreeMastersOpenDogRacea10-mileracewithanytypeofsledopeneduptheafternoon.Firstprizeintheracewas12501000forsecond800forthird500forfourthand300forfth.ThejamboreeofferssomeseriousplaytimeforusNorth-ernersFloydRolandInu-vikmayorsaidonhistwit-terfeedSaturdayduringtheslewofongoingcommunitygamesincludingplankwalklogsawingnaildrivingandeggspoonandfootraces.AnumberofsnowmobileracesalsotookplaceSaturday.SundaybroughtmorepancakesattheAnglicanchurchfollowedbythe16thAnnual10-mileMaryFirthWomensDogTeamRacewhichisundertakenwithtoboggans.Prizeswerealsoawardedlaterinthedayforthebestinthetraditionaldressparade.Morecom-munitygamescommencedfromtugofwartoharpoonthrowhoneybaghockeygunnysackrelayracesandtobogganpulls.Musicwasalsoaden-ingfeatureoftheweekendwithjiggingcontestsd-dlingduetssingingandatalentshowatEastThreeElementarySchoolSun-daynight.ThingsshowednosignofslowingdownMondayasthe16thAnnual10-mileIsaacSimonMemorialDogRacewithtobogganskickedoffwithcashprizesfortherstveacrossthenishline.ThepopularTrapperSkillseventsawanumberofspecta-torsthisyearafterhavingtoforgothemuskratskinningportionoftheeventin2013becauseorganizerscouldnotndanymuskrats-tooSomeseriousplaytimea56thMuskratJamboreeNorthernerssnowmobilejigskiandmoretousherinspringTheharpoonthroweventonSundayduringthecommunitygameschallengedcompetitorstohoneinontheiraimingskills.DonovanArchieofInuvikpullsaheadofanothersnowmobilerinthe600trackraceonSundNorthernersdigintothegroundduringahard-foughttug-of-warbattlefor300onSunday.ArtsCultureFestivals 13TuesdayApril92013havebeenunderrenovationforsometimeandchangeshaveoccurred.TheFSHSSAstrivestodeliversafehigh-qualitycaretoourcommunity.WewouldliketonotifyyouofthefollowingWewanttomakesurethecommunityisawareofcurrentandfuturechangestoourprogramsandservicesandwewillbeprovidingfurtherupdatesinthecomingweeks.TheFortSmithMedicalClinicwillbemovingtoatemporarylocationduringthenextphaseofrenovationstotheFortSmithHealthCentre.Ourhoursofoperationandourtelephonenumberwillremainunchanged.Ifyouwishtoseeadoctorornursepractitionerandyoudonothaveascheduledappointmentpleasecallaheadandbookyourappointment.PleasebeawareofthefollowingchangestotheFortSmithMedicalClinic1.Wewillnolongerbeabletoserveclientswhodonothaveascheduledappointment.2.Peoplewhoshow-upattheMedicalClinicwithoutascheduledappointmenta.willbeaskedtobookanappointmentandreturnattheirscheduledappointmenttimeorb.willberedirectedtotheEmergencyDepartmentattheFortSmithHealthCentre.PleasebeawareofthefollowingchangesattheFortSmithHealthCentreEmergencyDept1.EveryclientwillbeassessedaccordingtotheCanadianTriageandAcuityScaleCTAS.2.ClientswillbeprioritizedaccordingtotheirCTASscore.3.ServicesrenderedwillbedeterminedbyCTASscore.Wemakeeveryefforttoensurewaittimesareasshortaspossible.TheFortSmithHealthandSocialServicesAuthorityFSHSSAfacilitiesmuchsnowfallhadblockedthepush-upswheremusk-ratsbreakthroughtheice.Theskillseventinvolvesteamsofonemanandonewomancollectingwoodmakingarechiselingiceboilingteamakingbannockandskinningandstretchingthemuskrat.Thebannockmustbecookedthoroughlyandthewinningteambasedontimetasteandqualitywillbedecidedbythreejudgesfromthecrowd.Weatherpermittingthereareonly10matchsticksgiventoeachteam.Inthemuskratskinningcomponentrulesincludenopullingtheskinoffbyhanditmustbeacleanjobthemuskratmustbestretchedandteamsneedtheirownknives.Bigeventprizesweredis-tributedandrafeticketsdrawnattheclosingcere-moniesMondayfollowingthenalroundofopenclasstracksnowmobileraces.InuviksmuskratsPhotosFloydRolandJackieChallisHugoMillanJenniferTetlichiy.Awomanshowsoffhertraditionaldressforthetraditionaldresscostumeparadeopentoallculturesage16andup.achteamhadtohavethreemenandthreewomen.Afamilybravesthefrigidweathertotakeinthejamboreesights.Contestantshoptothenishlineduringthegunnysackrelayrace.MuskratJamboreequeenLorraineGreenlandofInuvikvolunteersinthefoodtent.AhoneybaghockeyplayergoesinforthekillonSundayattheRiverSite.Asnowshoeracergallopsacrossthetrack. 14TuesdayApril92013OttawafundswhoopingcranebreedingprogramEnvironmentWildlifeByRENEFRANCOEURAcaptivebreedingpro-gramfortheendangeredwhoopingcraneattheCal-garyZoohasreceivedaboostfromthefederalgov-ernmenttohelprevivethespeciesthatisslowlyincreas-inginnumbersafterbeingonthebrinkofextinctioninthe1940s.Aone-yearfundingar-rangementof20000fortheprogramwasannouncedlastThursdaybyEnviron-mentMinisterPeterKent.Effortstoestablishocksofcaptive-bredwhoopingcranesliketheprogramhereattheCalgaryZooarecriti-caltohelpensurethepersis-tenceofthespeciesKentsaidinapressrelease.Wearepleasedtoworkwiththezootobringbackthisiconicspecies.TheCalgaryZoosCentreforConservationResearchestablishedin1999tode-velopconservationinitiativesandtoprotectandrestoreen-dangeredspeciesandtheirecosystemsinpartnershipwithveterinaryexpertsfromthezoosDevonianWild-lifeConservationCentreisoneofonlythreeNorthAmericangroupsdevotedtowhoopingcraneconser-vation-breedingefforts.Astheonlybreedingfa-cilityinCanadaparticipatinginthereintroductioneffortsfortheseamazingbirdsweareproudofthecontributiontheCalgaryZoohasmadeoverthepasttwodecadesto-wardssecuringafutureforwhoopingcranesinNorthAmericaClmentLanthierzoopresidentandCEOsaidWoodBuffaloclosetobecomingDarkSkyPreserveByRENEFRANCOEURTheThebachaandWoodBuffaloAstronomicalSocietyTAWBASispreparingforanexcitingyearastheyneartheendofthenearlytwo-yearlongprocessofestablishingWoodBuffaloNationalParkasanofcialDarkSkyPre-serveDSPsite.Everythinghasbeensub-mittedthingslookgoodandnowwerejustwaitingtohearbackwhetherornotwevebeenacceptedMikeCouvrettenewlyelectedforhissecondtermasTAWBASchairtoldTheJournal.Heplanstohavetheofcialnewswithinacouplemonths.AccordingtotheRoyalAs-tronomicalSocietyofCanadaaDSPisanareainwhichnointherelease.Thissupportfromthefederalgovernmentwillhelpcontinuethisim-portantwork.Lowegghatchingsuccessisamajorobstaclethecen-treroutinelyencountersitswebsitestates.Thesenewfederalfundswillgotowardscontinuedresearchindevelopingwaystoimprovehatchingsuccess.Researchersarecurrentlygatheringreproductivedataandotherinformationbyusingspecially-developedtelemetriceggsoreggswithsensorsplacedinthemothersnesttomeasuretemperature.Theyarealsofocusedonstudyinghowtooptimizetheincubationprocessbylookingateggshellcharac-teristicsandmicroclimatestheenvironmentinsidetheeggexperiencedbywhoop-ingcranefetusesinarti-cialversusnaturalincu-bationenvironments.Thebehaviourofparentingandnon-parentingcaptiveadultbreedingpairsinbothlargeandsmallenclosuresisalsobeingprobedatthezoo.WhoopingcraneeggsbredattheDevonianWild-lifeConservationCentreknownasthezooranchinCalgaryareputintooneoftwoprogramstheWhoop-ingCraneEasternPartner-shipWCEPortheDirectAutumnReleaseDARiftheeggsareidentiedaseligible.WCEPeggsareshippedtothePatuxentWildlifeRe-searchCenterinMarylandwheretheyarehatchedandreareduntiltheyare45daysold.Heretheyaretaughttoimprintonanultralightaircraftthatwillleadthemintheirmigration.TheyarethensenttoNecedahNationalWildlifeRefugeinWisconsinandwhenmigrationtimear-rivestheadolescentwhoop-ingcranesfollowtheaircrafttotheirwinteringgroundsateithertheSt.MarksRef-ugeortheChassahowitzkaNationalWildlifeRefugeinFloridalearningthemigra-toryroutesotheycandoitontheirownthenextyear.DAReggsaresentdirectlytoNecedahandthenindivid-uallyreleasedintoexistingWCEPocks.AccordingtotheDevonianWildlifeCon-servationCentrethiswaytheexistingpopulationsofwhoopingcranesarecon-tinuallysupplementedbynewarrivals.Canadaishometotheworldslargestmigratorypopulationofwhoopingcranes.TheockwintersintheAransasWildlifeRefugeontheGulfofMexicoinTexasandsummersinWoodBuffaloNationalParkintheNorthwestTerritories.AccordingtoEnvironmentCanadatherearealmost300birdsinthemigratoryWoodBuffaloNationalParkock.ItwasestimatedbytheInternationalCraneFoun-dationthatonly16whoop-ingcraneswereleftontheentireplanetin1941-1942.WhoopingcranesweredesignatedasendangeredinCanadaintheyear2000.ThebirdsareprotectedintheUnitedStatesbytheMi-gratoryBirdTreatyActandtheEndangeredSpeciesAct.ScienceTechnologyAstronomyarticiallightingisvisibleandactivemeasuresareinplacetoeducateandpromotethereduc-tionoflightpollutiontothepub-licandnearbymunicipalities...andskyglowfrombeyondthebordersofthepreservewillbeofcomparableintensityorlesstothatofnaturalskyglow.ForusitsabigdealCou-vrettesaid.Thereare14ofthesesitesinCanadabutnonethisfarNorth...Theresalsoaninternationaldesignationfordarkskypreserveswhichwewillprobablystarttoseekaswelldowntheroad.TheofcialdesignationisslatedtoarrivejustbeforethesocietyhostsitssecondannualDarkSkyFestivalatPineLakeonAug.24-26.FulloftelescopeworkshopsandoutdoorfamilyactivitiesthisyearsfestivalwillalsoboastaplanetariumshippedupfromtheTelusWorldofSciencecentreinEdmontonthankstoasponsor.Theplan-etariumis12feethighandmeasures20feetindiameter.Themoviesitpresentswillrun30-40minuteslong.Stargazingactivitiesaboundin2013TAWBASisalsogearinguptocelebrateitsownSun-EarthDayNASAsSun-EarthdaywasMar.21inconjunctionwithParksCan-adasEarthDayfestivitiesonApr.21atMissionParkinFortSmith.WellhaveourtelescopesoutpointoutsomesunspotsjustexplorethesuncloseupasweretolditisthepeakofthesolaractivitycyclearoundthistimeLarryNixonTAWBASvicechairsaid.TAWBASrecentlyac-quiredtwonewtelescopestohelpgarnermoreparticipa-tionatitscommunityevents.Acelestron85CtelescopewasdonatedbyAstronomyNorthanda10-inchmanu-ally-operatedDobsoniantele-scopewaspurchasedwiththesocietysownfunds.TAW-BASalsoownsafour-inchMeadestarnavigatorinstru-mentforthepublictouse.InrecognitionofAstron-omyWeekbeginningApr.15TAWBASwillhostastargazingnightinFortSmithonApr.20beginningat730p.m.attheParksCanadaofce.Weatherdependingthegroupwillheadouttoadesignatedspotafterashortuniverse-focusedvideotocheckoutJupiterSaturnAndromedaandmaybeevenCometPanstarrstherstoftwobrightcometsexpectedthisyear.Theeventisfreeandopentothepublic.PhotoReneFrancoeurLefttorightJanieHobartMikeCouvretteTimGauthierandLarryNixonarethenewTAWBASboardofdirectors.MissingisBruceBuckley. EnvironmentForests15TuesdayApril92013AnnualGeneralMeetingThursdayApril18that700p.m.DownstairsattheLegionTheFortSmithGolfClubAnnualGeneralMeetingThursdayApril18that700p.m.DownstairsattheLegionTheFortSmithGolfClubAnnualGeneralMeetingLivepinebeetlelarvaefoundinNWTPestthathasdevastatedBCstimbersurvivesNorthernwinterByRENEFRANCOEURLarvaeofthedevastatingmountainpinebeetlethathasdestroyedBCforestsforthepasttwodecadessurvivedthewinterinahandfuloftreesintheNorthwestTerritoriesjustnorthoftheareawheretheNWTAlbertaandBCbordersmeet.EnvironmentandNaturalResourcesENRdepartmentstaffdiscoveredthebeetleinasmallclusterofNWTjackpinetreeslastSeptemberter-ritorialforestecologistMikeGraveltoldTheJournal.TherewasdoubtthepestwouldsurvivetheharshNorthernwinterGravelnotedbutthebeetleblackandtypicallyassmallasagrainofricehasntgivenupontheNWTyet.TherewasaverysmallnumberoftreesaffectedlastfalllessthanadozenIdsayintheareaaroundtheKakisaRiverthatrunsoutofAl-bertanorthofthejunctionofallthreebordersGravelsaid.Albertafoundthemmountainpinebeetlesin2011andweresurprisedathowfarnorththespecieshadgotsolastyearwewantedtomonitorourforestsandcheckthingsout.Itisnotaninfestationbyanymeanshenoted.ThereareaboutthreetofoursiteswithafewaffectedtreesineachsiteGravelsaid.ThemostwefoundononetreewasIbelievearound60andnowforusthatmaysoundlikealotbutwhenwetalktopeoplefromBCtheytellustonotevenworryaboutthatbecauseitssolowcom-paredtowhattheyreseeingontheirtrees.Thatbeingsaidthede-partmentiskeepingacloseeyeonthebeetleespeciallyaftertheAlbertagovern-ments2011-2012mountainpinebeetlemortalitysurveydemonstratedhighratesofbeetlesurvivalinthePeaceRiverregion.ThereportalsohighlightedalargernumberofinfestedtreesjustsouthofGrandePrairieposingahighriskofbeetlespreadandstatedtheprobabilityofadditionalspreaddeeperintonorthwestAlbertafromnearbyinfestedareasinBCremainsmoderatetohigh.Accordingtoarecentdoc-umentaryTheBeetlesareComingthebeetlenativetoBCisexpectedtomarcheastacrossthecountryoverthenext20yearswreakinghavoconpinesasfarawayastheMaritimes.Oneofourobjectiveswastoseeifthebeetlehadsur-vivedthewinterasourcoldweatherisoneofthereasonsinsectslikethathavebeenkeptoutoftheNorthandsowiththerecentwarmingtheyvemanagedtocomethisfarnorthbutwedontknowiftheywillbeabletoestablishthemselveslong-termGravelsaid.OnMar.20ENRforestryofcersreturnedtotheaf-fectedareatotakepucksam-plessmalldiscsoutofthetreesthatincludethebarkandinnerringswherethebeetlelarvaelive.ThepuckswerethenslowlywarmedtoroomtemperatureataCanadianForestServicelaboratoryinBC.Anylivinglarvaeonthepuckswillstarttoreactivateandmetabolize.Therewereafewlarvae-notverymany-thatdidshowsignsoflifesonowweknowthatthebeetlescansurviveinourNorthernclimateatleastinthesouthernpartoftheNWTandatleastforthisoneseasonGravelsaid.ThebattleisntanywherenearoverhoweverGravelnoted.Therearestillpossibili-ties.Itwas-20CinFortSmithrecentlysoacoldspringsnapcouldkillthebeetles.Oncetheystartwarmingupinthespringandtheyremetabo-lizingtheyrelosingsomeoftheirinternalanti-freezeifyouwillsoeventhoughtherewerelivelarvaeafewweeksagoacoldspringcouldinictmoredamageonthemtakingcareofthemcompletelyhesaid.Wewillcontinuetomonitorthebeetlesandwillbehead-ingbacktothesiteinafewmonths.ENRstartingfullpestriskanalysisThenumberoneconcernforENRnowthatthebeetlehasmadeitswayNorthof60andsurvivedthewinterisensuringtheoverallhealthofNWTfor-estsandwildlifeGravelsaid.Thedepartmentiscur-rentlybeginningafullpestriskanalysisexpectedtolastthroughoutthesummertodeterminethescopeofthesituationandwhatcourseofactiontotakeshouldbeetlenumbersescalate.TalkshavestartedwithexpertsinBCwhereanes-timated710millioncubicmetresoflodgepolepinetimberhasbeenaffectedbythebugsincetheoutbreakintheearly1990s.TheywerejustrecentlydiscoveredhereandtheyrenotinanygreatnumberthattheyaregoingtotakeoverourforestoranythinglikethatGravelsaid.Wehavetimetoworkwithspe-cialistsinsouthernCanadawhohavemoreexperiencethanusdealingwiththesebeetlesandstartcollectingmoredata.ForexampleENRdoesnothaveacompleteandaccurateforestinventoryintheaffectedareaasitsoffthebeatentracknotclosetoanyareasofharvestorcommunitiesGravelsaid.ItisalsonotknownhowmanypinetreesareintheNWTintotal.Thiswillbeoneofthefirstthingsdoneaspartoftheanaly-sisGravelsaid.Ifthepinetreesaresmallyoungandsparsethereisre-allylittleriskofthembeingimpactedbutifwehaveareaswheretherearelargematureover-maturepinetreesthoseareoneswewanttofocuson.Aerialsurveysofotherareasthatcouldbeatriskhavealreadybegun.ByfallGravelexpectstohaveamoreclearideaofthebeetleproblemandwhatcontrolmechanismsuchascuttingorburningENRwillusetomanagethepest.Thosebeetlesmayhavejustowninthispastsum-merunderextremewarmconditionswithwindsfromBCandAlbertaandjusthap-penedtolandthere.Maybenextsummertheyllnolon-gerbethere.Wereatthebe-ginningstageofalltheseandtryingtodetermineifthisisjustanisolatedincident.PhotoNaturalResourcesCanadaKillingpinethebeetlewayThebeetleabout4to7.5mminlengthisonlyharm-fultopinetreesandattacksbylayingitseggsunderthebark.Hatchedlarvaeinl-tratethephloemareabe-neaththebarkeventuallychokingoffthetreesnutri-entsupply.Thebeetlesalsocarryabluestainfungiwhichfurtherdehydratesthetree.NWTsaffectedareasarecurrentlyinthegreenattackphaseGravelsaidwhichmeansyoucannottellbylookingatthemthattheyhavebecomeinfested.BytheendofsummertheywillslowlystarttoturnredwhichmeanstheyhavebeenhostingthepestforaboutayearGravelsaid.Afteracoupleyearsalltheneedlesfalloffthetreeandbranchesalsobegintodropoffhesaid.Infestedwoodisstilluse-ableforrewoodandqual-ityproducts.PhotocourtesyofMikeGravelThemountainpinebeetleisdarkcolouredandroughlythesizeofagrainofriceabout4to7.5mminlength.AnadultbeetlepreparestolayitseggsunderthebarkasitminesitswayfurtherupaNWTpinetree. 16TuesdayApril92013ArtsCultureLiteratureDouglasCouplandtoheadline2013NorthWordsFestivalaimstopromoteriseofGenerationNorthinliteraryworldNorthWords2013LineupRenelttaArlukJamieBastedoMyrandaBolstadGilesBluntDouglasCouplandGailCyrVickiDelanyBatisteFoisyBarbaraFradkinJanuaryGoPatti-KayHamiltonColinHendersonFranHurcombStephanieIrlbacher-FoxMarcusJacksonCathyJewisonAlliceLegatCaraLoverockHeatherMacLeodDavidMalcolmKeavyMartinJudyMcClintonSylviaOlsenAnneliesPoolPatrickScottRichardVanCampMindyWillettDouglasCouplandistheauthorofnearly20booksincludingthebestsellingnovelGenerationX.LookingforacareeroutoftheordinaryWecanhelpwiththatAuroraCampusInuvikThebachaCampusFortSmithYellowknifeNorthSlaveCampuswww.auroracollege.nt.caDoyoudreamofacareerworkingonthelandWeretryingtobuildaNorthernliterarycultureanditsoneofthereasonswehaveourthemeforthisyearsfestivalasGenerationNorth...WereallyreallybelievethattheNorthandtheNWTisstartingtocomeofageasaliteraryculture.AnneliesPoolNorthWordsexecutivedirectorByMEAGANWOHLBERGCanadasfavouriteGen-erationX-erwillbehead-liningtheNorthsforemostliteraryfestivalthisspringinYellowknife.DouglasCouplandwhosehyper-contemporarytakesonmodernsocietytech-nologyandhumanrelation-shipsinlandmarkbookslikeGenerationXMicroserfsandLifeAfterGodmadehimaniconinthe90swillbemakinghisrsttriptotheNWTforthisyearsNorthWordsfestivalMay30-June2.multifacetedartistsaidNorthWordsexecutivedi-rectorAnneliesPooladdingHesapremierCanadianwriterbutalsohespeaksforourmoderncultureandthewayitisnow...Hemadehisbreakoutofcoursein1991withGenerationXwhichhasbecomeapartoftheCanadianconsciousness-thattermitselfhasbecomepartofourlingonotonlyinCanadabutintheEnglish-speakingworld.Hehasde-finedsomethingthatwasverytangible.SotangibleinfactthatNorthWordshasdecidedtoplayonthelingowiththisyearsthemeGenerationNorth.WhilequiteobviouslyanhomagetoDouglasthethemealsoseekstocelebratetheNorthsplaceincontem-poraryCanadianliterature.WeretryingtobuildaNorthernliterarycultureanditsoneofthereasonswehaveourthemeforthisyearsfestivalasGenerationNorthPoolsaid.TherearemorebooksbeingpublishedbyNorthernersallthetimeandwereallyreallybelievethattheNorthandtheNWTarestartingtocomeofageasaliteraryculture.TheNorth-ernstoryisbeingtoldmoreandmorebeingpublishedmoreandmoreandwearemakingaplace...ontheliter-arymapofCanada.ApartfromCouplandthisyearslineupincludesanel-ementofmysterywithwell-knowncrimectionwriterGilesBluntmakinganap-pearancealongwithVickiDelanyandBarbaraFradkin.ThetriowillformaspecialWhodunnitpanelonwrit-ingcrimection.Unlikelastyearthe2013festivalwillalsoofferpoetryArlukwhopublishedherrstbooklastyear.Celebratedauthorandsto-rytellerforallagesSylviaOlsenisalsoonthelineupandforthersttimewillbeextendingNorthWordsout-sideoftheterritorialcapitalwithaday-longappearanceinFortSmithonMay30whereshewilldoavarietyofreadingsandpresentations.WerereallyexcitedaboutthatbecauseoneofthethingsthatwerealwaysstrugglingwithishowtoreachandworkwithwritersthatarenotinYellowknifePoolsaid.Aswellthisyearsfes-tivalwillincludeapanelofpublishedacademicau-thorswhoseworksbringupsimilarquestionsaroundculturalrepresentationandappropriation.Itsgoingtobeaboutnon-Aboriginalpeoplewrit-ingAboriginalstoriesandIthinkthatwillbeaveryinter-estingdiscussionbecauseIknowthatallofthesewritersgothroughthiswholepro-cesswheretheyreallyhavetostruggletobesensitiveandrespectfulPoolsaid.Theresthewholeissueofappropriationofvoice.Apartfromthenewaddi-tionsthefestivalwillalsofeatureitsfamiliar-andwell-loved-BlushOpenMiceroticanightsuretorousegigglesandrosycheeksfromitsaudienceandauthors.EveryyearIinvitealltheauthorstodoareadingateroticanightbecauseitssomethingtheydontoftendoandImalwaysamazedathowmanypeoplejumpatthechance-includingchil-drensauthorsPoolsaidwithalaugh.WereprettyexcitedaboutDouglas.HesanamazinglytalentedandthatCouplandhasalwaysbeenonthefestivalcom-mitteeswishlist.byNorthernersHeatherMac-Leodanauthorofthreevol-umesofpoetryandRenelttaPhotocourtesyofNorthWords 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19TuesdayApril92013EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYCargoReservationsAgentNorthwesternAirLeaseLtd.islookingforaCargoReservationsAgentforFortSmith.CandidatemusthaveGrade12andcomputerexperiencewithWordandExcelpreferred.Salarystartsat17hourwithtravelandhealthSendresumetoifrasernwal.caordropoffattheFortSmithAirportterminalClosingdateApril122013.INVITATIONTOTENDERASANDWHENCONTRACTSERVICESTheFortSmithHousingAuthorityisacceptingTenderpricesforAsandWhenJanitorialServicesClosingDateDanHigginsFortSmithHousingAuthorityLowestoranyTendernotnecessarilyaccepted.EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICESEMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYPROPERTYMANAGERCreeChipDevelopmentCorporationCCDCisseekingafull-timeon-sitePropertyManagerforatermpositionofoneyear.ThispositionmayleadtoapermanentemploymentopportunityafterDutiesandResponsibilitiesOverseeallbusinessactivitiesofCCDCinatimelymannerDevelopplanandimplementtheannualbudgetthecompanyOverseeandmaintainallnewleasesandleaserenewalcontractsSchedulingallrepairsandmaintenancewithvendorsandensuringthepropercareofthepropertiesMonitoringtheworkofcontractorsandothersonsiteProvidingupdatesandmanagementreportstotheBoardofDirectorsandShareholdersonatimelybasisandasrequiredOtherdutiesasassigned.DegreeDiplomaCertificateinbusinessEquivalentcombinationoftrainingandexperiencewillbeconsideredMusthaveatleast13yearsexperienceasapropertymanagerinacommercialbuildingorequivalentKnowledgeofbusinesspracticesandprinciplesandreportingasrequiredCompensationSalarywillcommensuratebasedWethankallapplicantsforyourinterestandapplicationhoweveronlythoseselectedforinterviewswillbecontacted.NEWARRIVALS207McDougalRoadFortSmithNT1867872-3000Ext.1AndMoreLEDMONITORSWIRELESSROUTERSHEADSETSSPEAKERSPORTABLEHARDDRIVESGreatDealsonPlanningthePerfectWeddingYoullneedInvitationsandCascadeGraphicshasthemDropinorGiveusaCallforDetails.888355-6729207McDougalRoadFortSmith 20TuesdayApril920132011NationalAwardWinner2011BestAll-RoundinCanada2012TopThreeOverallinCanada2012BestEnvironmentalWriting2011CCNACANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2011CMCAAUDITEDYourSourceforNorthernNewsFindtheJournalinthesecommunitiesthroughouttheNorthAKLAVIKEhdiitatGwichinCouncilAklavikCommunityCorp.BEHCHOKODogRibRaeBandCOLVILLELAKEBehdziAhdaFirstNationDELINEDelineFirstNationGreyGooseLodgeEAGLEPLAINSEaglePlainsHotelServiceStationEKATIDIAMONDMINESENTERPRISETwinFallsInnFORTGOODHOPEFortGoodHopeCharterKashoGotineCharterCommunityCouncilFORTLIARDGeneralStoreAchoDeneKoeFirstNationLiardValleyGeneralStoreMotelLtd.FORTMCPHERSONPeelRiverInnFORTPROVIDENCESnowShoeInnAuroraMarketingBigRiverServiceCentreLPFORTRESOLUTIONBeaulieuMotelFORTSIMPSONMarodaMotelNorthernStoreNahanniInnLtd.LiidliiKueFirstNationFortSimpsonMtisNationSACHSHARBOURSachsHarbourCommunityCorp.TROUTLAKESambaaKeDeneNDuTakUKoeLtd.StoreTSIIGEHTCHICTUKTOYAKTUKTuktoyaktukCommunityCorp.TULITANorthernStoreTwoRiversHotelBegaeeShotagotineULUKHAKTOKArcticCharInnUlukhaktokCommunityCorp.WEKWEETISnareLakeLodgeDechiLaotIFirstNationWHATICommunityStoreWhatiFirstNationWRIGLEYPehdzehKiFirstNationYELLOWKNIFEWalmartArnicaInnExtraFoodsDiscoveryInnSuper8MotelExplorerHotelYellowknifeInnYKBookCellarSutherlandsDrugsVillageReddiMartNorthernLitesMotelChateauNovaHotelSuitesCoastFraserTowerSuiteHotelYellowknivesDeneFirstNationLargaKitikmeotBoardingHomeNWTLegislativeAssemblyCafeteriaYellowknivesDeneFirstNationNdiloFORTSMITHKaesersStoreNorthernStoreKellysGasBarWallysDrugsStoreSaltRiverFirstNationSmithsLandingFirstNationGAMETIGametiMotelGametiFirstNationRaeLakesGeneralStoreHAYRIVERTheRoosterDriftwoodDinerRingsPharmacyNorthCountryInnTsuehNdaFirstNationKaageeTuFirstNationKatlodeecheFirstNationPtarmiganInnHotelsLtd.CambridgeExecutiveSuitesINUVIKNovaInnArcticChaletCapitalSuitesMackenzieDeltaHotelNihtatGwichinCouncilInuvialuitRegionalCorp.InuvikCommunityCorp.JEANMARIERIVERJeanMarieRiverFirstNationKAKISALUTSELKECo-opStoreNAHANNIBUTTEGeneralStoreNahanniButteInnNahanniButteDeneBandNORMANWELLSRayukaInnYamouriInnHeritageHotelPAULATUKPaulatukCommunityCorp.PaulatukVisitorCentreHotelBytellingthestoriesofNorthernersweremakingourcommunitiesstronger 21TuesdayApril92013Ptubcelebrates30yearswithsolidsnow-lovingturnoutByRENEFRANCOEURTheHayRiverSkiClubsPtubSkiRacescelebratedasuccessful30thanniversaryontheweekendwith75skiersofallagestakingpartintheclas-sicfreestyleandsprintraces.WehadaverygoodPtubturnout...withskiersfromFortSmithFortProvidenceKatlodeecheHayRiverandYellowknifeBobWhiteoneofthemainPtuborganizerssaid.ThePtarmiganInnBan-quethosted135Saturdaynightourbestcrowdever.ItwasFortProvidencesrstPtubinmanyyearsandWyattCausatookawayabronzemedalfortheteamintheminimidgetboys3kmclassicrace.FortProvidencecoachTeresaVandellandteamcap-tainAishaSabourinpromisedtheydbebackwithabiggersquadnextyearWhitesaid.Despitetemperaturesplum-metingto-30CatnightSatur-dayandSundaywerefullofclearblueskiesandthecoldweathercancellationthiswintertheenergyaroundthebiathlonrangewaselectricWhitesaid.FortSmithsAmelieAubrey-Smithshotaclean10outof10atthetimepartneredtoformtheoriginalsponsorshipteamforthePtubraces.Theeventsnamecomesfromacombinationofthetwobusinesses.DavidgeBrodeurandPatBobinskiHayRiverskicoachandbossofthetrailswereallrecognizedwithanengravedcowbellattheannualbanquetSaturdaynightcommemorat-ingtheir30yearsofsupportandsponsorship.Ptubweekendhasbecomeaclassictraditionalspringski-ingeventforNWTskiers.Itisbothastageforalltheexcitingyoungup-and-comingNorthernskitalentandahomecomingforathletesorganizersandskien-thusiastswhotakegreatprideinoverseeingthecontinuedgrowthofthissportWhitesaid.SportsRecreationSkiingTheenergyaroundthebiathlonrangewaselectric.BobWhitedidntscareawayparticipantsWhitesaidthoughthebiathloneventhadtobepostponedfromSaturdaymorningtoSundayafternoonduetocoldweather.BiathlonwasarsttimeeventforPtubthisyear.BecausebiathleteslostsomanyweekendstocoldPhotosDonJaquetotaketopspotinthemidgetgirls1.5kmbiathlonsprint.YellowknifesEllaKokeljtooksecondfollowedbyTeniellePattersonofHayRiver.In1983ChuckDavidgetheoriginalPtarmiganInnownerandChrisBrodeurwhoownedtheHayRiverHubCatchthatclownRhondaBucklandofYellowknifeoneofthePtubracerswasseriouslyhardtokeepupwithdespitehersillyattire.Itwascoldforthe30thanniversaryPtubskiracesontheweekendbutthesunhelpedonSundayshiningbrightandwarmonthebiathletesastheytookoffinamassstartSundayafternoon.Thethrilloftherace 22TuesdayApril92013TUKTOYAKTUKBelugaJamboreeApril192021222013FridayApril197p.m..................2500TVBingo830p.m.............OpeningCeremoniesKittiHallOpeningPrayerOpeningAddressCrowningofKingQueen10p.m................SquareDanceKittiHallJivingCompetitionSpotDancesLimboSaturdayApril209a.m.-1p.m.....PancakeBreakfastMangilalukSchool1p.m..................OutdoorEventsHarbour7p.m..................5000TVBingo9p.m....................BobbyGrubenMemorialSquareDanceJiggingContestKittiHallSundayApril219a.m.-1p.m.....PancakeBreakfastMangilalukSchool1p.m..................OutdoorEventsHarbour8p.m..................AdultTalentShowKittiHallMondayApril221p.m..................OutdoorEventsHarbour7p.m..................ClosingCeremoniesKittiHallCrossCountryTrackRacePrizesThankstoallthe2013BelugaJamboreevolunteers.AwonderfulthankyoutooursponsorsAirNorthCanadianNorthInuvialutDevelopmentCorp.TukNorthernStoreNWTPowerCorp.ConocoPhillipsE.GrubensTransportMervenGrubenFamilyTukTalentCommitteeAklakAirImperialOilStantonsTukOutdoorEventsStartat1p.m.NeedleThreadObstacleRelayMixedThree-leggedMensOpenClassCrossCountryCrossCountry600ccUnderLongTrack550Co-edCrossCountryLogSawingPiggyBackRaceTobogganPull2x4SkidRaceJiggingContestMondayApril22SaturdayApril20DizzyStickEggThrowNailDriveOpenIceDragMensOpenClassOvalHarpoonThrowWomens75MileOpenClassTalentShowPtarmiganCallingSundayApril21IceChiselingOvalRace600ccunderTrackRace600ccunderRopeWrestlingMens100MileOpenClassSomeeventsrequireentryfees.CashPrizes 23TuesdayApril92013ScanhereformoreinfoonLundfromKinglandwww.kinglandford.comFormoreinformationcallTollFreeat1-800-661-0716donnaleekinglandford.com2013LUND1800Alaskanw90HPHondaAboatnottobemessedwith.Thisboatissheertalent.Aroomyridethatcanwithstandthetoughestofwatersandstrongestofwinds.Itfeaturesportandstarboardrodstorageandan8gallonaeratedlivewell.EngineeredtogetyouthroughanythingtheAlaskanwillgetyouyourprizedcatchesbethewaterscalmorchoppy.SALEPRICE29900295monthYellowknifenarrowlywinswesterntitleinHockeyChallengeByRENEFRANCOEURTheYellowknifeFlyersarethechampionsofthewesterndivisionafteroneoftheNorth-ernHockeyChallengesmostrivetingsetofgamesinHayRiverthispastweekend.TheFlyersnarrowlybeatouttheHayRiverHuskieswithascoreof2-1justtwoandahalfminutesintoover-timeduringthedivisionsnalplayoffgameonSaturdayeve-ningwithagoalbyPeterMer-crediassistedbyBradMuel-lerthatlefttherambunctiouscrowdstunned.ThecrowdwasgoingwildallweekendatHayRiversDonStewartRecreationCen-trearenachantingLetsGoHuskiesblowingairhornsbangingoncowbellswhis-tlingandcomingtogethertoformahumanwavethrough-outthestands.TheirbellowingenthusiasmwasrewardedFridaywiththeHuskiesoverthrowingtheFly-ers4-3afteradelayedstartduetothezambonidamagingtheHuskiesentrancedoor.Bothteamsplayedhardtokeepthepuckoutoftheirzonesbutneitherscoredduringtherstperiod.BythesecondperiodtheHuskiesstartedpressuringtheFlyerspushinghardtosuccessfullyblocktheFlyersstreamofattacks.With412remainingontheclockandtheFlyersleading3-2bothteamsnoticeablyshortenedtheirshifts.HayRiv-ersAdamChapmanslippedinagoaltotiethescore3-3with22.3secondsleft.TheHuskiestookcontrolrightawayduringthe20-minutesuddendeathovertimeperiod.With1924leftontheclockDanielBasquepassedthepucktoSeanPoitraswhoscoredthedecidinggoalforanarrow4-3win.SaturdaytheFlyersstartedoutwitha1-0leadattheendoftherstperiodtakingonlyfourshotstotheHuskies12.Thenalmomentsofthesec-ondperiodsawtheteamstiedup1-1withtheFlyersoutshotby20.TheHuskiescontinuedtoworktheoutsideperime-terintothethirdperiodbutcouldntgetanyshotspasttheFlyerssolidgoaltending.Itwasahardfoughtbattleduringtheshortovertimepe-riodbeforetheFlyerswalkedoffwiththechampionshiptitle.HuskyChristianBrideauwasunyieldinginhiseffortstoghtforthepuckandLanceLenniedidhisbesttocoveraftermultipleface-offsneartheHuskiesnetduringthenalmoments.InbothgamestheFlyerswereextensivelyoutshotwiththeHuskiestaking40shotstotheFlyers20bytheendofthegameSaturdaykeepingYellowknifesquick-reexedgoalieIvanGloedenconstantlyonhistoes.PlayoffgamesintheeasterndivisionbetweenRankinInletandIqaluitwerecancelledontheweekendduetoweatherissuesinNunavutsKivalliqregion.Theyhaveyettoberescheduled.TheFlyerswilltakeontheeasternchampionsfortheirchancetocompeteinthe2013NorthAmericanChampion-shipsinCalgaryinMay.SportsRecreationHockeyPhotosDonJaqueBRIEFSSPORTSNewteamwinsFortSmithRecHockeyLeagueTheBlackoutsanewRecHockeyLeagueteaminFortSmiththisyearslaughteredtheKaesersBisonstotakethechampionshiptitlewitha11-2winonMar.22duringgametwoofthenals.TheBlackoutsalsosweptawaya6-2winingameone.TheTDCDuckscameinthirdafterdefeatingWallysWhalers.Blackoutsteammembersin-cludeRobLavioletteGeronimoPauletteGeraldTutchoThaidenePauletteVanceSandersonMikeKrutkoAn-thonySylteCurtisSinclairandDylanDesjarlais.FirstDeltaSkifromAklaviktoInuvikAgroupof10spenttheweekendskiingfromAklaviktoInuvikapproximately80kmonanungroomedsnow-mobiletrailaspartoftherst-timeDeltaSkiTour.Eightcompletedtheentirerouteincludingoneoftheyoungestparticipantsa13year-oldboyfromAklavik.ThegroupstartedattheschoolinAklavikonFridayandskied40kmtherstdayfollowingtheiceroadfortherst7kmbeforeheadingintothedelta.Theyspentthenightinacabinbeforeheadingoutforthelastlengthofthetrek.DeltaSkiorganizerDavidHalpinehopestomaketheskitouranannualevent.35thYKLoppetseeslargestturnoutOver300crosscountryskiersparticipatedinthe35thannualNorthwestelYellowknifeSkiLoppethostedbytheYellowknifeSkiClubattheVeeLakelandingonSunday.Withatotalof312peopleregistereditwasthelargestloppetyetcoordinatorShannonHaszardsaid.Skierscouldchoosefromthe415or25kmtrailsandenjoycomplimentarychiliafterwards.TheshortesttrailtheVeeLakerouteismostlyatandidealforbeginners.TheJacksonLakerouteof15kmhasagentleterrainandthe25kmBantingLaketrailismoreofachallengewithsomenarrowandsteepsections.TheroutetoBan-tingLakewasrstexploredfortheYKSkiLoppetandnamedtheMockfordTrailafterBertMockfordYel-lowknifeSkiClubpresidentfrom1976-1980.Thereisnoskijoringontheloppet.Itwasahardfoughtserieswithcrowd-pleasingbackandforthplay.YellowknifegoalieIvanGloedenfaced40shotstoleadhisteamtovictory.TheYellowknifeteamecstaticintheirhardfoughtvictoryovertheHayRiverHuskieswillrepresenttheWesternArcticintheFirstAirhockeyeventdubbedtheNorthernHockeyChallenge.ItincludesteamsfromallregionsintheNWTNunavutandnorthernQuebecthatFirstAiriesinto.TheonlysoundintheHayRiverarenaSaturdayaftertheover-timegoalwasthecheeringofthevictoriousYellowknifeplayers. 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