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ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaFederalministersaysdevolutiondealnotdoneConsultationcouldyieldchangestothedevolutionagreementifsignicantis-suesariseaddsNWTPre-mierBobMcLeod.Seepage2.NWTtakesTorontotrackeldbystormTheNWTStormtrackteambroughthomefourmedalsandover20top-10nishesattheNikeGrandPrixinTorontoovertheweekend.Seepage21.PeelPermafrostProblemRapidthawingofpermafrostonthePeelisimpactingthewatershed.Seepage9.TuesdayMay142013Vol.37No.2AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00FedsmovingaheadwithGiantroasterdemolitionThefederalgovernmentisgoingforwardwithitsplanstodemolishthearsenic-contaminatedGiantMineroastercomplex.Seepage7.OwlsurveyorshearahooofabarredowlTheraresoundofabarredowlwasheardduringWoodBuffaloNationalParksan-nualowlsurveythisspring.Seepage6.--1Visitwww.norj.caNWTpremierdeniespromising50000forroadthroughWoodBuffaloparkByMEAGANWOHLBERGFormerFortSmithmayorPeterMartseloshasrenewedhiseffortstoonceagaintrytonancearoadsouththroughWoodBuffaloNa-tionalParkfromPeacePointtoGardenRiverAlta.claimingthistimehehas50000fromNWTPre-mierBobMcLeodtogettalksrestarted.Exceptthepremiersof-ceisdenyingmakinganypromiseofmoney.MartselostheoriginalproponentoftheroadsouthstartingdecadesagotoldFortSmithtowncouncilinaletterdatedApr.30thathewasindiscussionwithMcLeodre-gardingtheproposedroadandthatthepremierhadagreedtoprovidefundingformeet-ingstobeheldinFortSmithandothersurroundingcom-munitiesinordertoupdateinformationontheproposedroad.Hesaidthepremieragreedto50000butrstrequiredaletterofsupportfromtheTownofFortSmithtodoleoutthemoney.Martselosalsoaskedthatthetownactasaow-throughagencyforthemoneysoitwouldmeetGNWTrequirementsforcon-tributionagreements.Butthepremiersofficesaidthetelephoneconversa-tionbetweenMartselosandMcLeodgavenospecificdetailsonGNWTsupportfortheprojectmonetaryorotherwise.IthinktheressomemisunderstandinghereMcLeodsexecutiveassistantKatherineRobinsontoldTheJournaladdingthatshehadnocluewherethe50000numbercamefrom.Myunderstandingoftheconversationonthephonewasthisissomethingwelllookatbutitslikeanythingwecantproceedinacommunityunlesstheressupportacrossalltheappropriateorganiza-tionsRobinsonsaid.Therewasnodirectionthatifyougodothisxyandzthenthefollowingwillhap-pen.Forthesetypesofprojectsyouneedcommunitysupportandinparticularyouwouldneedtowncouncilssupportforsomethinglikethis.IfMr.Martselosinterpretedthatasgoforthandgetaletterthatshisinterpretation.RobinsonsaidMcLeodhadsentalettertoSaltRiverFirstNationSRFNChiefFriedaMartselos-Peterswife-inresponsetoonereceivedfromthechiefinearlyMay.ThechiefhadsentaletterofsupporttotheGNWTsignedbycouncilsayingtheFirstNa-tionwantedthe50000pro-videdtotheproject.Robinsonsaidthepremiersresponsedidnotindicateanyfundingwouldbegiven.TheletterisjustsayingthatwerereviewingwhatAlbertasdoingwerejustlookingatit.Sothatdoesntindicateany-thingotherthanjustkeepinganeyeontheleshesaid.ParksCanadanotcontactedSuperintendentofWoodBuffaloNationalParkRobKentsaidParksCanadahadnotbeenofciallycon-tactedbyanypartiesabouttheproposalandthereforewouldnotbeabletoprovidecomment.ShouldParksCanadare-ceiveanofcialrequestforthisproposalitwouldbetreatedasanyotherdevel-opmentproposalandwouldbesubjecttoenvironmentalassessmentandconsultationrequirementsincludingef-fectiveandmeaningfulcon-sultationwithall11WoodBuffaloNationalParkAb-originalgroupshesaid.SeeFortSmithonpage3.PhotoJayneMurrayAuroraCollegestudentAgnesNoksanaofInuvikcelebrateshergraduationfromtheOfceAdministrationCerticateprogramatAuroraCampusinInuviklastFriday.SixteenstudentsgraduatedintheBusinessAdministrationandOfceAdministrationprograms.Seepage11formore. PoliticsDevolution2TuesdayMay142013NEWSBRIEFSGNWTseeksmeatwastingculpritsTheNWTdepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalRe-sourcesENRisseekingthepublicshelpinidentifyingthoseresponsiblefor12instancesofmeatwastageafterpartsofmorethan50caribouwerefoundleftonHottahLakenearGametibetweenApr.23and27.Itislikelythattheanimalswereharvestedearlierinthemonth.HottahLakeisapproximately90kmnorthwestofGametiandisapopularcaribouhuntingarea.ENRofcersfoundback-strapsribslegsabovethekneeandrumpallsuitableforfood.AnyonewithinformationisaskedtocallENRsNorthSlaveofceat873-7181ortheanonymousReportaPoacher24-hourtoll-freelineat1-866-762-2437.BigoilbigtimeinAlbertaTheAlbertaEnergyResourcesConservationBoardERCBreporteda14percentincreaseinproductionin2012and9.5percentincreaseinreservesover2011levelsthelargestconventionalcrudeoilproductionandreservesincreaseindecades.In2012Albertascrudeoilproduc-tiontotaled88.4thousandcubicmetresm3556thousandbarrelsofoilperdaywithayearlytotalof32.3millionm3204millionbarrels.Thisincreaseisduetothehigherproductionratesofhorizontalwells.TheERCBforecastsAlbertasannualrawcrudebitumenproductionwilltotal605.4thousandm33.8millionbarrelsperdayforatotalof221millionm31.39billionbarrelsperyearin2022.YellowknifecocainebustnetstwoA21year-oldwomananda32year-oldmanhavebeenchargedfollowingaraidonanapartmentearlyinthemorn-ingonWednesdayMay8.InvestigatorsassistedbyGDi-visionFederalEnforcementUnitmembersaswellasthepoliceservicedogexecutedasearchwarrantonaunitintheNorsemanApartmentbuildingon52ndAvewheretheyfoundapproximately35packagesofcocaineasignicantquantityofcashandotheritemsrelatedtopackagingandsaleofdrugs.BothofthosearrestedarefromYellowknifeandarefacingchargesofPossessionofaControlledSub-stanceforthePurposeofTrafckingandPossessionoftheProceedsofCrime.TheywerereleasedwithconditionsandwillappearinYellowknifeTerritorialCourtonJuly9.TwolocationstoserveyouinHighLevelandLaCretewww.northstarchrysler.caWHEREPEOPLEBECOMECUSTOMERSFORLIFEITSFINALLYSUMMERSALEGREATREBATESONALLNEWRAMTRUCKSLETSMAKEITACOMBOFREETVorBBQor500instorecreditwitheveryRVpurchaseSALESTARTSMAY11THANDRUNSTHROUGHMAY18THGETGEAREDUPATNORTHSTARCHRYSLERHideoutsCougarsMontanasBulletPremierTorquesCyclonesandRoadWarriorsFREENightStayinHighLevelwitheverypurchaseFederalministersaysdevolutiondealwithNWTnotdoneByMEAGANWOHLBERGWhilethepremieroftheNorthwestTerrito-riesistoutingthedevo-lutionagreementsignedinYellowknifeonMar.11asadonedealfed-eralAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelop-mentAANDCMinisterBernardValcourtsaidlastweektheconsensusdraftisanythingbutfinal.Noagreementhasbeenreachedyet.Thereisacon-sensusonthetermsoftheagreement.Theconsulta-tionmusttakeplaceitistakingplaceandwhenthishasbeenaccomplishedwewillknowwhatthecondi-tionswillbeValcourtsaidduringaspecialcommitteeofthewholemeetingthatfocusedonAANDCThurs-dayeveninginOttawa.ValcourtswordswereinresponsetoaquestionfromWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonaskingwhythefederalgovernmentdidnotconsultalltheFirstNa-tionsintheterritorypriortonegotiatingthedevolu-tiondealwiththeterrito-rialgovernment.Valcourtsaidtheconsul-tationisbeingdonenowandthatchangescouldstillbemadetotheagreementfollowingitscompletion.Indeedthereisawideandsubstantialconsulta-tionprocessthatistak-ingplaceaswespeak.InMarchweannouncedthatageneralconsensushadbeenreachedbutweareintheprocessofconsult-ingwithallFirstNationsthroughoutinordertonotonlymeetourobligationsbuttoensurethesuccessofthedevolutionforthebenefitofNorthernersValcourtsaid.Afterthoseconsulta-tionshavetakenplaceandtheaccommodationsthatcanbemadehavebeenmadetherewillthenbeanagreement.HowevertonightIcannottalkaboutwhattheresultswouldbebeforetheseconsultationstakeplace.Thememberoughttoknowbetterheadded.BevingtonsaidhewasconfusedbyValcourtsresponsegivenremarksmadebyNWTPremierBobNWTopentochangeforsignicantissuesWhenaskedwhetherornottherewasroomforchangewithinthedevolu-tiondealtheNWTpre-miersofcesaiditwasun-likelychangewouldneedtoFromleftPrimeMinisterStephenHarperAANDCMinisterBernardValcourtandNWTPremierBobMcLeodanswerquestionsonthedevolutiondealsignedinYellowknifeonMar.11.IfsignicantissuesariseduringthecourseofthisengagementorCanadasconsultationswewillcertainlytakealookathowthoseissuescanbeaccom-modatedandaddressedastheagree-mentisnalized.NWTPremiersOfceMcLeodreferringtothedevolutionagreementasatakeitorleaveitdonedealamidcontroversyovertheterritorialgovernmentssupposedpublicengage-mentsessionswhichhavesincebeenrelabelledinfor-mationalsessions.IamsurethisisnewstoeveryonewhoislisteningintheNorthwestTerritoriesBevingtonsaidtoValcourt.Valcourtsaidthecon-sultationwasreferredtobyPrimeMinisterStephenHarperatthedevolutionsigninginYellowknife.ThePrimeMinisterwasveryclear.Hesaidthattheheavyliftinghadbeendoneandthattherewasaconsensusreachedonthetermsforanagreement.IwaspresentandheclearlysaidthatconsultationshavetotakeplacewiththeAboriginalcommunities.Untilthatisdonethereisnoagreement.bemadebutthataccommo-dationswouldbelookedatifsignicantissuesarise.NWTAboriginalgov-ernmentshavesignificantlycontributedtothedevel-opmentofthedevolutionagreementthroughoutthelast10yearsandtheGNWTdoesnotbelievethatitwillaffectAboriginalortreatyrightsstatedtheemailre-ceivedFridayafternoon.Wedobelieveitisim-portantthatallNWTresi-dentshavetheopportunitytolearnmoreaboutdevo-lutionaswemovetowardsimplementationandhaveundertakenunprecedentedpublicengagementinsup-portofthis.IfsignificantissuesariseduringthecourseofthisengagementorCanadasconsultationswewillcertainlytakealookathowthoseissuescanbeaccommodatedandaddressedastheagreementisfinalized.PhotoGNWTExecutive 3TuesdayMay14201313052DA3FortSmithcouncildividedonproposedroadsouthContinuedfrompage1.MartselosrequestcametocouncilscorporateservicescommitteemeetingonTues-dayeveningwhereafteraclosevotetherecommenda-tiontosupporttheproposalsqueakeditswaytotheMay14committeeofthewholemeetingbyacountofone.SupportiveoftheproposalwereMayorBradBrakeandcouncillorsDonWebbAlDumontandRonHoltorf.OpposedwereKevinSmithBobMcArthurandLynnNapier-Buckley.OriginallymiscountingthevotetobeatiecommitteechairChrisWestwellalsovotedinoppositiontotheproposal.Themishapwasrecognizedlaterthateve-ningafterthemeetingandthecountwasamended.Martseloswasnotpresentatthemeetingtooffersup-porttotheletter.ThoughnotincludedintheletteradditionaldetailswereprovidedbyBrakefromhisconversationswithMartselosabouttheproposedproject.HesaidbothaffectedAlbertaFirstNations-theMikisewCreeandAthabascaChipewyan-hadbeencon-sultedabouttheprojectandwerenowonboard.Hehaslotsofsupportfromothercommunitiesandtheresbeensomenewinfor-mationinregardstotheMiki-sewCreeandAthabascaFirstNationACFNthattheyreinterestedinseeingthathap-penaswellsoitseemslikethingsaregoingtomovefor-wardonit.IthinkweshouldprovidealetterofsupportBraketoldcouncil.Thelasttimethe118-kmwinterroadwasonitswaytobeingbuiltMikisewcontestedtheprojectandwonaprece-dent-settingcaseagainstthegovernmentofCanadaoverlackofconsultation.BothFirstNationswouldlosepiecesoflandhistorictraplinesandhuntingareasthroughcon-structionoftheroute.Westwellsaidhewascon-cernedthatcouncilinsup-portingthisinitiativewouldbeoperatingsolelyonhear-sayandshouldhavecopiesofsupportlettersfrombothMikisewandACFNbeforeagreeingtosupportit.Thisisoneofthosesitu-ationswherewewouldben-etoffthebacksofsome-bodyelseslosssoIwouldliketoseealetterofsupportofsomesortfromthepeoplewhowouldbeaffectedontheAlbertasideofthingsasthiswouldbebuiltbythemfundedbythemandbethroughtheirlandhesaid.Brakesaidthatthefund-ingfromthepremierwastobeusedtomeetwiththeFirstNations.AttemptstoreacheitherFirstNationforcommentwereunsuccessful.ThefactthattheletterwassignedbyMartselosalonewasalsoofsomeconcerntocouncillors.Brakesaidhewasin-formedbyMartselosthatthedefunctThebachaRoadSocietyisonitswaytose-curingrenewedstatusandthattheneedtousethetownasaflow-throughagency-asstatedintheletter-wouldnolongerberequirednorwouldthemoneybegoingdirectlytoMartselos.Webbsaidhewouldbesupportiveofaroadsouthifthetowndidnothavetobeinvolvedineitherthefund-ingoradministrationoftheproject.PersonallyIminfavourofthisaslongastheTownofFortSmithisnotgoingtobebecomeinvolvedbeyondaletterofsupportthatsitwerenottakingonanynan-cialobligationsordoinganypaperworkhesaid.Smithontheotherhandspokeoutagainsttheprojectcriticizingitsclaimtoeco-nomicprosperityforthetownalongwiththeletterfromMartseloswhichhecalledshyandsuspicious.Hesaidthecommunityal-readyhasawinterroadsouthandthatitisunclearwhetherornotthisroadisintendedtobeall-weather.Healsosaiditcouldseemorepeo-pleleavingthecommunitytodotheirshoppingthusresultingineconomiclossforFortSmith.MayorMartselosin2001afterthescreeningassessmentwasdoneadmittedtherewasnoeconomicbenettothisroad.Theystatedthatpub-licly.Ijustdontseewhywewouldbewillingtobeaow-throughagencywithoutalotmoreinformationonwherethemoneyiscomingfromSmithsaid.Ijustthinkwevespentalotoftimeandmoneyandenergyonthisinthepastandithasntgottenusany-whereandIdratherseeourresourcesdirectedinamoreusefulway.TheissuewillbediscussedatthecommitteeofthewholemeetingonMay14.ThebachaMLAnanceministersaysroadsouthnotapriorityByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithallthetransportationinfrastructureneedsoftheNorthwestTerritoriesunderatightbudgetFinanceMin-isterMichaelMiltenbergersaidhelpingtofinancearoadsouththroughAlbertaisthelastthingtheterrito-rialgovernmentshouldbefocusingon.SpendingmoneyinAl-bertaatthistimewhenwerehardatworktomeetthehundredsofmillionsofdollarsofunmetneedsonthetransportationsidealoneintheNWTisextremelyproblematicitsjustanon-starterhesaid.Wedonthavealotofmoneywerepracticingre-straintwerestillmanagingourmoney.Sonothereisnopotofmoney.TheissueofaroadsouthwasraisedlastweekinameetingofFortSmithstowncouncilafterformermayorPeterMartselosre-questedthetownssupportingettingtalksofthePeacePointtoGardenRiverAlta.routere-started.The118-kmroadwouldrunthroughWoodBuffaloNationalParkandacrossbothMikisewCreeandAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationterritory.MiltenbergeralsotheThe-bachaMLAsaidhisprioritycontinuestobenishingthechipsealingofHwy5toFortSmith-anissuethatwasoneofthemainpointsofcon-tentionraisedbyMartselosandfellowcandidateJeannieMarie-JewellintheirraceagainstMiltenbergerduringthe2011territorialelection.Hesaidifandwhenthereisanyfreemoneythatswhereitshouldgo.Miltenbergersaiditisacommonoccurrenceformin-isterstobeaskedformoneybutthatback-doorpoliticshaventworkedinthe20yearshesbeenintheLegislativeAssembly.Thereisnofreemoneyoatingaroundandthepre-miergetsapproachedeverydaywithrequestsformoney.Hesaveryastutecapablepoliticianwhosbeenaroundalongtimeheknowshowtomanagethosekindofre-quests.TheyrethesamekindofrequestsIgetthenanceministersaid.Butnoministerormem-berofthecabinethasachequebookintheirbackpocketorapotofdiscre-tionaryfundingthattheycanatwilljusttapintoandnotbeaccountablefor...SinceIvebeenhereifyouwanttospendpublicmoneytheresaprocessandlotsofscrutiny.MiltenbergersaidtheTownofFortSmithisfreetocontribute50000insup-portoftheprojectiftheysochoosebutsaiditisimpor-tanttobecertainoftheva-lidityoftheinformationtheyarebeinggivenconsideringtheproposedroadshistorywhichledtoamajorlegaldefeataftercomingintoconictwithFirstNationsinAlberta.AfterthenineyearsandthefailedattemptandtheSu-premeCourtwheretheygottheirluncheatentheyshouldwanttohavebandcouncilresolutions-awholenum-berofveryformalthingsMiltenbergersaid.Theissueoftheroadwillbediscussedattowncoun-cilscommitteeofthewholemeetingonMay14.PoliticsMunicipalPoliticsTerritorialFormerFortSmithmayorPeterMartselosisre-proposingasecondroadsouththroughWoodBuffaloNationalPark.Filephoto EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...CashforRocksTheterritorialgovernmentwillmakeacontributionof15000tothe1983FolkontheRocksFestival.MinisterofCultureJamesWahSheeannouncedthecontributiontotheSocietyfortheEncouragementofNorthernTalenttheorganizersofFolkontheRocksforthecostofstagingtheannualmusicfes-tival.ThefestivalhasbeenheldeachyearinYellowknifesince1980.20YearsAgo...CutsleaveNorthernersoutinthecoldThefederalgovernmentspulloutfromfundingnewsubsidizedsocialhousingwillhaveadevastatingeffectontheNWTwhichalreadyfacesasevereshortageinadequateandaffordablehousingsaystheterritorialhousingminister.TheyrestackeduplikecordwoodsaidDonMorinofNorthernFamilies.30YearsAgo...BadNewsBear-erCanadianRegionalsdirectorofSalesandCustomerServiceLiamHawkinsisnottheGrimReaper.HowevereachtimehecomestoFortSmithhebearsbadnews.ThatwasthecasewhenHawkinsvisitedFortSmithtomeetwiththetwoCanadianRegionalemployeestoadvisethemwhatthesaleofCanadianNorthsairroutestoNorTerraInc.wouldmeanforthem.4TuesdayMay142013TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.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.........................GeorginaSkippingsTheargumentoverthesixsportsthathavetobeexcisedfromthe2016ArcticWinterGamesinNuukGreenlanddemonstrateshowimperfecttheAWGphenomenonis.ItistimefortheNorthwestTerritoriestore-thinkthewayitparticipatesinthoseNorth-erngamesalongwithitsapproachtosportandrecreationprogramsgenerally.Dogmushingcurlinggymnasticsspeedskatingmidgethockeyandgureskating-allimportantNorthernsports-willnotbeincludedbecauseNuukthecapitalofGreenlandwithapopulationover15000doesnothavethecapacity.InYukonNWTandNunavutonlythecapitalcitieshavethecapacitytohostagames.Noothercommunityinthosethreeterritorieswillevergetthechance.TheAWGsarebydesignratherexclusivebenettingthebiggercitiesandleavingoutthesmallercommunities.Ifaneffortismadetodevelopsportinthesmallcommunitiesaswellitshouldnotmatter.Atleastallkidsnomatterwheretheylivewouldhaveanequalchancetoparticipate.Unfortunatelythatdoesnothappen.ThesmallcommunitiesatleastintheNWTdonothavethecapacitytoorganizeandcoachsportssotheyloseoutthatwayaswell.InthelastArcticWinterGamesbyfarthemajorityofparticipantsfromtheNWTwerefromYellowknife.Infactthedominanceoftheterritorialcapitalinsend-ingparticipantsfromtheNWTtotheAWGswouldhavebeenmuchhigherwereitnotforHayRiverwhichgeneratedrespectablenumbersofhockeyplayersandbiathletes.ExceptforafewbrightlightsfromtherestoftheNWTprettymucheverywhereelsewasshutout.IfyoutakeawayArcticSportsandtheDeneGamesteammemberswhichbe-tweenthemonlysent34athletesyoumightFailingthekidsoftheNorthaswellsayTeamYellowknifeattendedtheAWGsinWhitehorsein2012.TheprobleminthisisnotbigbadYellow-knife.Thereasonwhyitsentsomanykidstothegameswasduetotheeffortsofdedi-catedvolunteerswholivethere.Theyorga-nizedandmanagedandappliedforgrantsandcoached-thetremendousamountofworkthatisrequiredtobringyouthtogetherinapositiveenvironmentreneskillsanddevelopathleticabilities.ThedifferenceisYellowknifehascapacity.Onarareoccasionasmallcommunitymayrisetotheforewithateamoragroupofathleteswhoshine.Thatinvariablystemsfromsomeadultvolunteerwhothemselveshasgoodskillsinasporthasaknowl-edgeofcoachingandmostimportantlyhasaburningdesiretoworkwithagroupofyouthandstriveforexcellence.Peoplelikethatarerare.Whenithappensitismoreanaccidentofgoodluck.Therestofthetimewellitjustdoesnothappen.Nothingdoesbecausethereisnocapac-ityinsmallcommunities.Thereareotherpeopleouttherewhocoulddosomeofthat.Iftheyhadsupportgoodthingssometimeswonderfulthingscouldcomeofit.Thatwonthappenunfor-tunatelyforsupportisnotthere.InfactforoveradecadetheNWTdepart-mentofMunicipalandCommunityAffairsMACAresponsibleforfundingandman-agingsportandrecreationintheNWThasfailedtheyouthoftheNorth.Insteadthereisabureaucracy-drivencobbled-togethermodelthatspendsfartoomuchmoneyongrowingmorebureaucratsandverylittleeffectivelyontheyouthoftheNWT.TherearecurrentlyfourseparatesportandrecreationorganizationsintheNWTorchestratedbythegovernmenteachwithitsownbureaucracyalltryingtoachieveverysimilarthings.ThatcountdoesnotincludeMACAwhichalsorunsprograms.Allthatorganizationallthatmoneyspentinapopulationlessthan50000peopleisridiculous.Worstofalllittleofitreachesthekids.WhatisneededarepaidcoachesworkingthroughNWTsportorganizationsactivelyassistinglocalvolunteerscoordinatingandfacilitatingprogramsinthesmallcommuni-ties.Buildcapacity.Itisassimpleasthat.Insteadnotonlydotheynotgetsupportsportandrecreationvolunteersareover-whelmedwithadministrativeburdens.Vol-unteerswhowanttoandshouldbeworkingwithkidsshouldnotbeshufingreamsofpapersoabureaucracycanjustifyitself.Goodthingshappenwhenkidsarein-volvedwithacaringcoachandbecomehappilyengagedinasport.Selfesteemdisciplinefocusorganizationalskillsde-siretoachieveworkingwellwithotherst-nessandgoodhealthareallby-products.Thereismorefamiliesarestrengthenedandcommunitiesenhanced.Detrimentstooursocietyhealthcoststhatchewuponethirdofourbudgetsso-cialcoststhatincludesuchtragediesasteenincarcerationandsuicidesystemiceducationfailures-allareproventodi-minishwhenyouthareengagedinsport.WhatoftheproblemwiththeAWGswheretheycanonlybeheldinlargecit-iesIfkidsinsmallcommunitieshadac-cesstocoachingsotheytoocouldde-velopskillsbecomeathletesandhaveachancetoparticipatetheircommunitieswouldbecomeengaged.Ashiftinthinkingwouldtakeplace.Changetothesystemwouldnaturallyevolvefromthegroundup.Theyjustneedthechance.PhotoJackDanylchukIssueMay101983IssueApril281998IssueMay121993YellowknifelmmakerTerryWoolfandhisteamareacommonsightonBackBaywherehemakeshishome.ThisphotocapturesWoolfandhisteamastheyracealongtheshoreofLathamIsland.TheywereoutforarunFridaywhentheywentthroughtheicenearMosherIslandonYellow-knifeBay.EmergencycrewswerecalledbutbythetimetheyarrivedapassersbyhadpulledWoolfandhissevendogsfromtheicywater.Woolfwastreatedforminorinjuriesbuttwoofhisdogsdiedinthemishap.Woolfsaidwordsareinadequatetotrytothankthemanypeoplewhohelpedmeandmydogs.MyheartfeltappreciationgoestothetheindividualswhocalledforhelpandassistedmeaswellastheYellowknifeFireDepart-mentStantonRegionalHospitalemergencystaffQimmiqKennelsandGreatSlaveAnimalHospital.IwanttothankallthefriendsandmembersofthecommunityfortheirsupportfollowingthelossoftwoofmyteammembersDjangoabig-hearted13-yearveteranandFoxytheteamclown. COLUMN5TuesdayMay142013FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms12Cand1CNorms15Cand2C2Low5Low12High12High3Low14High2Low5Low7Low19High14High2Low16High6Low15High19HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms5Cand-4CNorms11Cand1C-4Low-8Low1Low-10Low3Low4Low15High13High2Low15High2Low15High6High9High0High12HighIfthepackageofdogfoodthatyouregularlypurchaseforyourdoghadapictureofadeaddogonthefrontaccompaniedbythewordsFortiedwith100percentnaturaldogmeatwouldyoustillbuyitProbablynot.Andyetthismightverywellbewhatyouarescanningatthegrocerystorecheckoutandscoopingintoyourdogsbowl.Dogfoodismadefrommanystrangethingsonlyafewofwhichareevidentinthelistofingredients.Thepackagingtendstodepictfathealthychickensveg-etablesthatlookliketheyWhatsreallyinyourpetsfoodoughttowinaribbonatthecountyfairandeitherthickjuicysteaksorsedate-lookingcows.Butataround15fora15-poundbagofdryfoodnobodyisspendingenoughmoneytoturnaT-boneintodogfood.Thestuffthatendsupindogfoodismaterialthatcantbesoldasfoodforhumans.Wehavedifferentstan-dardsforwhatouranimalseatthanforwhatwewouldputinourownmouthsbutwhereshouldwedrawthelineUnderFoodandDrugAd-ministrationregulationsonlyabout50percentofacowcanbesoldforhumanconsump-tion.Thehidebonesdiges-tivesystemanditscontentsbrainfecesuddersandvar-iousotherundesirablepartsareallleftoverafteracowisslaughteredandbutchered.Thestuffthatcannotevengointohotdogsgetsconsoli-datedandshippedtorenderingplants.Slaughterhousesthathandlepigsandchickensalsosendtheirleftoverstorender-ingplants.Sodomanyotherfacilitiesthatndthemselveswithlargevolumesofother-wiseunusabledeadanimalpartsincludinganimalshel-tersandveterinaryclinicsthateuthanizealotofanimals.Arenderingplanthasahugegrinderthatislledupwithwhatevercomesin.Somerenderingplantsarepickierthanothersandsomepro-cessingredientsindifferentbatchestocomplywithstateorlocallaws.Butonthewholemosttendtodumpinwhat-evertheyreceiveandstartthegrinderwhenitisfullpartsfromslaughterhouseswholecarcassesofdiseasedanimalscatsanddogsfromshelterszooanimalsroadkillandexpiredmeatfromgrocerystoreshelves.JeffCrilleyRealNewsPRTheHartfordCourantLastsessionavoteintheLegislativeAssemblyrefus-ingaplebisciteonthedevo-lutiondraftagreementhasleftlittledoubtthatshortofasnapfederalelectionorasuccessfulcourtchal-lengebytheFirstNationsnotyetsignatoriesthispar-ticulardealisdone.PremierMcleodhasindicatedthatnochangeswillbeallowedthatitisatakeitorleaveitpropositionandthatmostoftheMLAsandcabinetareonside.Thepatternissetandnego-tiationscontinueforthetrans-ferofgovernmentpositions.Therearemillionsofdollarsinthe2013federalbudgettomanagethechange.FormostNWTresidentsthechangestoourauthoritystructureswillbenoteasilybeappar-entuntiltheagreementisfullyfunctioning.Forun-lesstheGNWTdecentralizessomeofthefederalpositionsbeingtransferreddevolutionmaystartoffasanon-eventforover80percentofourcommunities.ThepeopleoftheNorth-westTerritoriesneedtheseFromtheHouseprocessestobetranspar-entandnotcoatedwithbu-reaucraticwordsmithing.Alloftheinformationmustbeprovidedsothatthereisameaningfuldialoguetounderstandwhatisgoingtohappenornothappenwiththetransferofpublicresponsibility.TakeforinstancetheresponsibilitiesfortheMackenzieValleyRe-sourceManagementActMVRMAthataresim-plybeingdelegatednottransferredbylaw.AsamemberoftheMackenzieValleyEnvironmentalIm-pactReviewBoardfromitsbeginninguntil2001Ihaveagreatinterestinhowthiswillfunctioninitsnewconfiguration.TheMVRMAisauniquedocumentinCanada.Ithastheresponsibilitytolookatthesocialculturaleco-nomicandenvironmentalwellbeingofthepeopleoftheNWT.Itwasdesignedtoensurethatthethingsprovincesshoulddoauto-maticallyintheprovincialself-interestwouldbegivenconsiderationbythefederalgovernment.Whenonelooksatthenalagreementtherolesarelaidoutinlegislativelanguagethatwoulddefy99percentofthepopula-tionfromunderstanding.Simplyputthefederalmin-isterofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmenthasdelegatedsomeofhispowersandresponsibili-tiesandheldothersback.Thecontentiousissueofappointmentstotheboardsremainsinfederalcontrolasdothepurse-stringsfortheseboards.Alsowhenitcomestotheapprovalofthetermsofresourcedevelopmentlikeminespipelinesandoilandgaswellsthesituationislessclear.TheministerofEnvironmentorperhapstheMinisterofIndustryTourismandInvestmentwillassumetheroleofthefederalministerinassess-ingtheprojectsalongwiththerelevantotherfederalministers.Thisiswhattheagree-mentsays.Soitappearsasifthedecisionmakingwillnowbesharedbetweentwogovernments.ThisshouldsetoffsomealarmbellsThechangestotheMVRMAarejustoneissueofmanythatneedtobeclearlyunderstood.Ien-courageallNorthernerstotakeanactiveinterestinwhatishappeningthroughthisagreement.Byunder-standingwhatispossibleandneededforourfuturewearemorelikelytobesuccessful.Asthesolerepresenta-tivefromtheNWTinPar-liamentwheredevolutionwillbestudiedanddebatedwithintheyearIwelcomeanyknowledgeandinforma-tionthatcanguidemyeffortsonyourbehalf.DevolutioncomplexityissuesyettobeunderstoodDennisBevingtonMPWesternArcticOPINIONNorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKWhenafermanybattlesthewarwasnallywonandmidwierybecameaccepteditseemedthedoorshadnallyopened.Nowthereseemstobeanewormointransigencethathasinhibitedtheevolution.Itisseeminglystuckinthemud.IstheNWTbirthingprogramdyingnorj.caJoanneBarnabyToomanymeninpowerbentoninvestinginindustrialde-velopmentthatrequirebigtoysandtonsofenergyshameonourgovernmentFrancoisThibaultIdontknowwhattheprobiswiththeGNWT.........midwiferywasanaturaloccurrenceinthepast.Iwasbornonthetraplinewithtwooldgranniesasmidwives.Italwayswassuchapleasuretomeetthosegranniesonmywaytoschool.Theytreatedmeassomeonespecialtothem.theirjoywarmedmyheart. 6TuesdayMay142013SpringishereWiththemeltingsnowandwarmerweatherbearsarestartingtocomeoutofhibernation.TheDepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesadvisesthepublictotreatbearswithrespectandtakeprecautionswhentravellingorcampinginbearcountry.Formoreinformationonbearsafetywww.enr.gov.nt.caSAFETYINBEARCOUNTRYByMEAGANWOHLBERGForjustthesecondtimesincestartingtheannualowlsurveyWoodBuffaloNa-tionalParksownnight-owlshadtheirearsprickupatthesoundofararebarredowl.Thebirdisnottypicallyfoundwithintheparkssur-veyareawhichstretchesjustsouthofFortSmithintoAl-bertabutaccordingtothesurveyleadforWoodBuffaloSharonIrwinthisspecieshasbeenexpandingitsrangenorthandwestintheborealforestinthe20thcentury.Thelasttimeonewasheardwasinearly2011.Barredowlsarefairlylarge16-25incheslongandhaveapalefacewithdarkeyesandyellowbeak.TheyareeasilyidentifiablebytheirsoundwhichmimicsthequestionWhocooksforyouTherepetitionofthisfour-syllablecallhasthebirdnicknamedtheeighthooter.TherstrecordedbarredowlinAlbertawaslocatedin1932andtherstnestfoundin1966.WoodBuffalohasbeenpar-ticipatingintheAlbertaNoc-turnalOwlSurveyrunbytheBeaverhillBirdObservatorysince2010.Eachyearahand-fulofParksCanadaemployeesandfeather-friendlycommu-nityvolunteerssplitupovereightto11routesdependingontheyearstoppingevery1.6kmtolistenforowlsinthevicinity.CallsforowlsareplayedfromaCDoutintothenightanddataonhowmanyowlstheirapproximatelocationsandelementslikewindnoisetemperatureandsnowcoverarealldocumented.Thetimingoftheowlcall-whetheritcomesbeforeoraftertherecordedsoundisplayed-isalsonoted.ThesurveyisdoneovertwoperiodsfromMar.20toApr.10withthesecondfollowinguntilMay5.Atotalof63owlswereheardthisyearcomparedto49in2012.Thehighestcounttodatewasin2011when75owlswereheard.Asusualthisyearssurveywasdominatedbythemelodiccallsofborealowlswiththemajorityheardduringthesec-ondperiod.Forty-fourborealowlswereheardthisyear-oneupfrom2012.Whileonlyonegreathornedowlwasheardlastyearsurvey-orscameacross12thissurveythemajorityofwhichwereheardintherstthreeweeks.Surveyorseavesdroppeduponvegreatgreyowlsaswell.Therewasnosoundoflastyearsnorthernsaw-whetowlwhosetinycallsurprisedlis-tenersin2012withitspres-encefaroutofnormalrange.Thepetiteowlisusuallyfoundmuchfurthersouth.Irwinsaidthecoldlatespringthisyearkeptsomesurveysprettyquiet.WeusuallyhearotherbirdsandfrogsduringthesecondsurveybuttherewasntapeepuntilthelastcoupleofsurveysonMay3and5shesaid.Onthelasteveningofthesurveyvolunteersheardamixofnearbysandhillcranesruffedgrouseborealchorusandwoodfrogsaswellasplentyofducksandgeese.OwlsurveyorshearahooofararebarredowlEnvironmentWildlifeOnscreenthebisoncalfstumbledandfellseveraltimesbeforemakingittoitsmotherssideinanareaknownasaprimespotforwolvesandwolverinesbe-tweentheSassandLittleBuffaloRivers.FirstStepsafour-minutelmdepictingthebabybi-sonsstruggletostandandBisoncalfsFirstStepscapturedinWoodBuffaloBabybisonvideolaunchedintimeforMothersDaycleanbyitsmamacouldnothavebeenmorethanfiveminutesoldwhenthecam-erastartedrolling.IfeelthesamewatchingitnowasIdidwhenIsawitTrudeauremarked.IknewIhadsomething.ItdidntmatterwhoIwassharingitwitheverybody.Trudeaudonatedthefoot-agetoParksCanadawhothenturneditintoavideojustintimeforMothersDay.AsofMondaythevideohadover1800hitsonYoutube.ParksdidascreeningofthevideoonFridayafternoonwithTrudeauinattendance.HewaspresentedwithatinytoybisonasagiftwhichhenamedFirstSteps-thesamenamehehassincegiventhecalf.Trudeausaidhewatchedthecowllhermouthwithsnowtocleanthebabyandpushittogetmoving.ShewasntevenconcernedwithmeshewastakingcareofbabyTrudeausaid.IwantedtostaybutIdidntwanttostressthemomout.Hesaidhesawthesamecowcalfpairaweeklaterandwasrelievedtoseeitaliveanddoingjustne.Shesareallygoodmomhesaid.YoucanwatchthevideoinEnglishathttpyou-tubeHf3OUrZmqBMandinFrenchathttpyoutu.beR4AXeJe3dfk.EnvironmentWildlifeByMEAGANWOHLBERGIwastellingityouneedtostanduplittleguythisisabadneighbourhoodexclaimedTonyTrudeauasthefootageofhispreciousencounterwithanewbornbisoncalfdrewoohsandahsfromvisitorsattheWoodBuffaloNationalParkofficeinFortSmithlastFriday.Weusuallyhearotherbirdsandfrogsdur-ingthesecondsurveybuttherewasntapeepuntilthelastcoupleofsurveysonMay3and5.SharonIrwinWoodBuffaloNationalParkIfeelthesamewatchingitnowasIdidwhenIsawit.IknewIhadsomething.TonyTrudeauwalkforthersttimewascapturedbyTrudeauares-identofFortSmithwhiletravelingonHwy5twoweeksago.Itshowstheadorableawkwardandawe-inspiringrstmomentsofaconfusedbabyslifeanditsmothersnurturingandprotectiveen-couragementasshenuzzlesthecalfandhelpsitovertonurse.ThoughhedidnotseethebirthTrudeaunotedthebisonwhowasbeinglickedBarredowlsareexpandingtheirrangefurthernorthandwest.PhotoMDF GovernmentpressesaheadwithplanstodemolishGiantMineroastercomplexIndustryMining7TuesdayMay142013ByJACKDANYLCHUKGovernmentofficialsworkedovertimelastweektopersuadeskepticalaudi-encesthatthemostcontami-natedbuildingsonCanadasmosttoxicindustrialsitecanbedemolishedwithlittlerisktothepublic.TheGiantMineroastercomplexdecayinghulkscladincrumblingasbestossheetswheregoldwasex-tractedfromoreandleftbehindaresidueofarse-nictrioxideistobedis-mantledoverthenexttwoyearsbaggedandstoredunderground.A25.7-millioncontractforthejobwasawardedlastmonthtoParsonsCanadaLtd.beforecompletionofanen-vironmentalreviewintore-mediationofthesitebecausegovernmentofcialscontendthereisanimmediaterisktotheenvironment.ParsonswillworkwithDetonChoCorp.andDetonChoNahanni.Thelabourcomponentistobe33percentAboriginaland10percentcontractcostsaremarkedforAboriginalcompaniesandsuppliers.ADetonCho-Nunajointventuresecuredthecareandmaintenancecontractworth9.6millionintherstyear.Althoughthesevenbuild-ingsand50-metrehighbrickchimneyappearstructur-allysoundAdrianPara-disactingprojectmanagerforAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentCan-adaAANDCsaidmetalpipescakedwitharsenicarecollapsing.ThesiteisnotingoodshapeParadissaid.JaneAmphlettoperationsmanagerforthedeconstruc-tionprojectsaidAANDCandthegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriespart-nersintheremediationproj-ectarenottryingtoavoidregulatoryboards.Thisisanemergency.Weneedtogoinandaddressthis.AtsparselyattendedmeetingsinYellowknifeandNdiloPhilNixonprojectmanagerforPar-sonssaidthecompanysapproachistoplaneverystepintheprocessdili-gentlyandthenworktheplantocontrolandcontainhazardouswaste.Thebuildingswillbeco-coonedinplasticwrap.Nega-tiveairpressurewillpreventcontaminantsfromescapingintotheenvironmentwhileworkersprotectedbydispos-ablejumpsuitsandrespira-torscleanallsurfacespriortodemolition.Allwaterandairusedwillbecapturedandcleaned.Butofcialsweremo-mentarilystumpedwhenaskedwhatwouldhappeniftherewasanemergencysuchasarethatcouldsendaplumeofcontami-nateddustandsmoketoOldTownjustminutesawayacrossfromtheformerminesiteacrossBackBay.ThechanceofgettingahugedustproblemisaveryunlikelyscenarioAmphlettsaid.Theemer-gencyresponsefromthecityredepartmentandpolicewouldbetriggeredandtherewouldbewarningsbyradiobroadcasts.Paradisdidntknowhowmuchtimemightelapsebe-forethewarningwentoutorhowtheycouldbecer-tainthatallresidentswouldbealertedtothedangerbutsaidemergencyresponderscouldbesentdoor-to-doortowarnthepublic.ImascomfortableasIcanbeParadissaidbe-foreitwasconcededthattheremediationteamhasyettodevelopapublicedu-cationprogramforsuchanemergency.CraigYeoaresidentofOldTownsaidhewaslook-ingforwardtoreceivingapamphletinthemail.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGStudentsintheintensivefive-weekenvironmentalmonitoringtrainingprograminFortChipewyanmovedontothesecondstageoftheirstudieslastweekwithalookintowaterqualitymonitoring.FromMay6-17thegroupof14studentscomprisedofmembersfromMikisewCreeFirstNationAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationandtheMetislocalwillbeoutonthewaterandintheclass-roomlearningtheessentialsofwatermonitoringfromAuroraCollegeinstructorsEnvironmentCanadascien-tistsandtheAlbertaBiodi-versityMonitoringInstitute.Studentshadabreakbe-tweentheirlessonsonsnowandairqualitymonitoringbackinMarchbutwerehardlyidleoverthelastmonth.ThroughKeyanoCollegeinFortChipthegroupcompletedthreeweeksofupgradinginmathsci-enceandcomputersalongwithaweek-longrstaidandwildernessrstaidcourse.Nowthattheiceisstart-ingtobreakupstudentswillsoonbeoutonthewaterlearninghowtodothenecessarysamplingforavarietyofwaterqualitymonitoringinitiatives.Studentsarelookingatwaterchemistrywaterqualityingeneralsuchaslaboratoryanalysisandprotocolsforpropercol-lectionBruceMacleanresearchcoordinatorforMikisewsGovernmentandIndustryRelationsGIRdepartmentsaidinanemail.Theywilllookatsedi-mentsamplingandlikelyinvertebrateandfishsam-plingprotocolsalsoheadded.ThecourseusestheBuildingEnvironmentalAboriginalHumanRe-sourcescurriculumtointegratetraditionalknowl-edgewithpracticalfieldex-perienceinordertoequipAboriginalpeoplewiththeskillstobecomeinvolvedinexistingscientificstud-iesorevendesigntheirownmonitoringprograms.Allstudentswhocompletethecourseandthesubsequentfieldwork-thecoursegivesstudents200hoursoftherequired2000-willbecomecer-tifiedtoparticipateinalltypesofenvironmen-talmonitoringprogramswhethercommunity-basedindustry-fundedorgovernment-led.TheprogramisfundedundertheauspicesoftheJointOilSandsMonitoringPro-gramwithAlbertaEnviron-mentandSustainableResourceDevelopmentandEnvironmentCanadaprovidingsupport.FortChipstudentsbeginwatermonitoringworkEnvironmentMonitoringPhotoJackDanylchukStudentsarelookingatwaterchemistrywaterqualityingeneralsuchaslaboratoryanalysisandprotocolsforpropercollection.Theywilllookatsedimentsamplingandlikelyinvertebrateandshsamplingprotocolsalso.BruceMacleanMikisewGovernmentandIndustryRelationsGIRGovernmentofcialsleadamediatouroftheGiantMineroastercomplexinYellowknife.Everybuildingpicturedistobedeconstructedoverthenexttwoyears. IndustryOilGas8TuesdayMay142013WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Fluffyisaveryfriendlycreature.Shemakesforgreatcompanyinwonderfultopet.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.FirstChoiceinGraphicDesignPhotocopyingDocumentprintingFaxserviceScanningPhotoprintingBusinesscardsStationaryResumesBrochurespostersPromotionalmaterialFast.Professional.FriendlyWeddinginvitationsLaminationCerloxbindingPersonalgreetingcardsFACphotosCertifedadvertisingagency207McDougalRd.FortSmithNWT-867872-3000-graphicsnorj.caListentoExperiencerightfromthestart.caLearnmoreaboutEarlyChildhoodDevelopmentandwhatyoucandotogiveyourbabythebestchanceatsuccessinlifeatWelovethechildrenofourcommunityandIwillalwayssharetraditionalknowledge.-MargaretLeishman.Proudmotherof5.Proudgrandmotherof8.Ages0to3arethemostcriticalagesinachildslife.Beinginvolvedinyourchildsdevelopmentrightfromthestartcreatesabrightfutureforthem.SignicantshalegasnddeclaredinLiardBasinByMEAGANWOHLBERGAverysignicantdis-coveryofshalegasintheLiardBasinoftheNorthwestTerritoriesholdspromiseforCalgarycompanyLonePineResourcestocarryouthydrau-licfracturingorfrackingon100percentofits52000-acrestakeinthearea.TheNationalEnergyBoardofCanadaNEBapprovedacommercialdiscoverydec-larationforthecompanylastTuesdaystatingitisreason-ablethatallofLonePines66sectionsaredevelopablebytheuseofhydraulicfracturingfurtheraddingthattherearereasonablegroundstobelievethecommercialdiscoveryex-tendsatleastthroughouttheapplied-forfrontierlands.LonePinepresidentandCEOTimGrangertoldTheJournalthecompanyisfeel-ingoptimisticaboutthend.Itsverysignicantitwouldbesignicantforal-mostanycompanyhesaid.Thesizeoftheresourcethereisquitelarge.LonePinetestedoutitsexistingverticalwellknownasL-68inthelasthalfof2011togaugeresultsfromtwoundergroundshalefor-mations.Thewellproducedasweetgasowratesup-portingapotentialdeliveryof12millioncubicfeetperdayfromamulti-fracturedhorizontalwell.AccordingtotheNEBtheshalegasintervalsintheLonePineleaseareaalsoappeartobethickerthanthoseintheadjacentHornRiverBasinofnortheasternBCwhichispromisingforthedeveloper.Thethickerintervalscombinedwithgoodreser-voirparameterscontributetolargeoriginalgas-in-placeresourceestimatestheboardstated.Thoughthediscoveryper-tainstotheresourcepotentialofthearearatherthanactualnumberedvolumesofprovennaturalgasbothGrangerandtheNEBsaidLonePinessec-tionswilllikelyyieldresultssimilartohighlyproductivewellsnearby.Inparticularawelllocatedaround100kmfromL-68hada30-daygasowrateofover21millioncubicfeetperday.Therearealotofanalo-giesthatwouldleadusandindeedtheCanadiangovern-menttosaythisisadiscov-eryGrangersaid.Anindependentassess-mentdoneinSeptember2012furtherestimatedtheundis-coveredshalegascontainedwithinthecompanysleasescouldadduptoanywherebe-tween14.4and28.4trillioncubicfeet.Withthegranteddecla-rationfromtheNEBthecompanyisnowlookingfora21-yearleaseextensionfromAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentCan-adaonits52202acresinthePointedMountainareaoftheLiardBasin.Thatlastbitofregulatoryapprovalplusaslightim-provementinthetradevalueofnaturalgasareallthatsleftforthecompanytostartget-tingseriousaboutdevelopingtheareaGrangersaid.ThequestionforLonePinerightnowiscommod-itypricesobviouslybecauseitsnaturalgastheabilitytomovetheproductawaybuttherearepipelinesclosebysothatsnotasbiganissueandthenthewaytofundtheprojecthesaid.Besidesroadstheareain-cludesaccesstotheSpectraFortNelsongatheringsystemviathePointedMountainBea-verRiversourgaspipelinethatintersectsLonePinesacreage.Whilenotquiteeconomi-callyfeasibletodayGrangersaidheexpectstheprojecttobecomemoreviableinlate2014orearly2015basedoncurrentmarketpredictionsfornaturalgas.Wearequiteoptimistichesaid.Westillneedonemorelevelofapprovalandthenwecanstarttogetalittlebitmoreseriousaboutplanning.Todatetherehasbeennoapprovalgrantedforhorizon-talfrackingintheNWT.Thecontroversialdrillingextrac-tionmethoduseslargeamountsoffreshwatercombinedwithchemicalstocracktheunder-groundshalebedandaccessthegastrappedwithin.Thepollutedwateristhenstoredunderground.Frackingisvehementlyop-posedinmanyjurisdictionsduetoitspurportedimpactsongroundwaterandallegedlinktoearthquakes.SomelikeFranceandVermonthaveall-outbansontheunconventionalpractice.DeneleaderspassedaresolutiontobanfrackingintheNWTinlate2011.Companieshavealsoex-pressedinterestinfrackingintheNormanWellsareaoftheSahtuwhichsitsupontheCanolshaleplaywhereanestimatedonebillionbar-relsofoilcouldbeextractedthroughfracking.TheNEBisresponsibleforcarryingoutanyassessmentsasnoregulationsforfrackingcurrentlyexistintheterritory.AfrackingprojectdrillsforshalegasinnortheasternBCsHornRiverBasinaformationadjacenttotheshaleplaylocatedinNWTsLiardBasinwherealargendwasrecentlydeclared.PhotoKitimatLNG 9TuesdayMay142013ApaneldiscussionondevolutionincludingguestspeakerswilloccuronTuesdayMay21700p.m.atYellowknifesNorthernUnitedPlaceDEMOCRATICDEVOLUTIONJoinusforadiscussionofthedevolutionofpowersfromtheGovernmentofCanadatotheGovernmentoftheNWT.SponsoredbyAlternativesNorthFormoreinformationgotowww.alternativesnorth.caThebachaBusinessDevelopmentServicesBusinessLearningSessions24hourspriortoyourselectedsessionMay1930am1100amMay1100pm400pmMay2100pm200pmMay8930am1130amMay8100pm300pmMay9100pm300pmMay14930am1130amMay15930am1130amMay16130pm330pmMay22930am1200pmMay23630pm800pmMay28930am1130amMay29130pm400pmMay30130pm300pmThePowerofEmailSocialMediaMarketingMarketing101BankingBasicsfortheNewBusinessCommunicateforSuccessHowDoYouKnowYoureMakingAnyMoneyHowtoIncreaseClientReferralsandSalesAccountingandTaxforSmallBusinessCreatingandSustainingMoreRavingFansPromotionsCreatingBuzzforYourBizSmallBusinessBookkeepingandPayrollAdvertisingDosandDontsCreatingEngagingOnlineContentLow-CostStrategiesforPowerhouseProfitsBuildingYourBusinessonCustomerReferralsPermafrostthawchangingchemistryofPeelRiverAncientsedimentsdepositedforthersttimeaffectingstreamsEnvironmentWatershedsByMEAGANWOHLBERGPermafrostdegradationinthePeelPlateauishavingfar-reachingeffectsonthechemistryofwaterdown-streamastheriversystembecomesexposedtoancientsedimentsdepositedforthersttimeinhighconcentra-tionsviameltingice.AnewstudybytheNWTsforemostexpertonperma-frostStevenKokeljwhoworksoutoftheNWTGeo-scienceOfceshowsaverynoticeableincreaseinthepresenceofcertainionsoverthelastfortyyearsastheareabecomesmoreandmoreaf-fectedbypermafrostthaw.InhisstudyKokeljstatesthatwarmingtemperaturesresultingfromclimatechangearecausingicethathasbeenpreservedwithinpermafrostformillionsofyearstorap-idlymeltasitisexposedbyerosion.Theresulthasbeenmas-sivelandscapedisturbanceacrosstheregionknownasslumpingwhichseesgiantgraduallandslide-typeforma-tionsbuildupovertimeandmoveintotheriversystemllingthewaterwithionsthatthoughnaturallyoc-curringareinmuchhigherconcentrationsthanisnor-malforthewaterbecausethesedimentshaveneverbeenleachedoftheirionsbefore.Whatwereabletodoislookatwaterthatrunsfromtheseslumpsandcompareittojustnormalsurfacewaterandtheconcentrationscanbeten100timesgreaterandinsomecaseseven1000timesgreaterKokeljsaid.Chemicallyspeakingtheresultsarebeingfeltfur-therdownstreaminthePeelRiver.Despiteitssizeadef-initeincreaseinthemostpopularpermafrost-relatedionssuchassulphateandcalciumhasbeenrecordedintheriveroverthelast40yearsthankstoEnvironmentCanadawaterqualitymoni-toringdata.Wecanlookatsulphate-whichissortofthemainioninthePeelRiver-andtheamountsofsulphatehaveal-mosttripledovertheperiodofrecord.SotoseeanincreaselikethatinasystemthatsasbigasthePeelitreallykindofhighlightsthefactthatthechangeisactuallyquitesub-stantialonalandscapescaleKokeljsaid.Whilesulphatesonlystarttonegativelyimpactdrinkingwaterinthethousandsofmil-ligramsperlitrerange-inthePeelconcentrationsarestillbelow100mglitre-Kokeljsaidthedataisnoteworthy.Thefactthattheyvein-creasedthatmuchinariverthathaswatercomingfrom-Ithinkitdrainslike70000square-kilometres-isprettysignicant.Slumpingisalsoaffect-ingstreamsonalocalscalesometimesbyblockingthemorforminglakesupstream.Normallyafteraheavyrainallthecreeksgetturbidandfullofsedimentandasthewatergoesdowntheyclearup...butbecausetheseslumpstendtomeltmorewhenitshotanddrynor-mallyasthestreamswouldclearupthatswhenthesebigslumpsarethawingmoresothestreamsneverreallyclearupKokeljexplained.Asthewatergoesdowninthesummerwhenitshotanddrythesestreamsthatareimpactedareactuallyevenmuddier.Kokeljsdataisbeingusedtoprovidecontexttootherstudiesontheimpactsofper-mafrostmeltintheLowerPeelBasin.ResearchersfromWilfridLaurierUniversityarestudyinghowsedimentlevelsareaffectingthephysiologyofnorthernshspecieswhilesci-entistsfromtheUniversityofNewBrunswickandtheCu-mulativeImpactsMonitoringProgramarelookingatbenthiccommunities-theorganismsthatliveatthebottomoftheriver-nearpermafrostslumps.ThoughresultshaveyettobereleasedfromeitherstudyKokeljsaidpreliminaryresultsonthebenthicsresearchshowitshavinganimpact.Thereshugedifferencesintheabundanceofbenthicsinassociationwithdisturbance.Oncethesedisturbancesoccurtheabundanceofbenthicsde-creasessubstantiallyhesaid.KokeljisnowworkingonestablishinganinventoryofpermafrostintheNorth-westTerritoriesinordertotrackthesedisturbancesonabroaderlevel.Thissummerheandateamwillbemap-pingtheentireNWTusingaerialphotographs.Hesaidthemapswillhelpscientistsdeciphertheextentofpermafrostdisturbanceandwhattypesofecosystems-coastalstreamsrivers-maybegettingimpacted.PhotoNWTGeoscienceOfceAnaerialphotoshowsamassive1-kmwidepermafrostslumponthePeelRiversystem. EducationKeyanoGrad10TuesdayMay142013EQUIPMENTRENTALINDUSTRIALSUPPLYATrueNorthernCompany103KamLakeRoadYellowknifeNTPh867766-6025Fax867873-4871ByRENEFRANCOEURPre-apprenticeshipcarpen-trygraduateswalkedacrossthestageforthersttimeatKey-anoCollegeinFortChipewyanonMay3.IanBourkeandEddieMc-Donaldcarpentrystudentswhoarecurrentlywritingtheirprovincialsjoined11othersatKeyanoFortChipssecondconvocation.ShelbyGibotJoshCardinalCodyDecoineKatelynCour-toreilleandAlannaVoyageurreceivedtheircerticatesfortheacademicfoundationsentryprogramandSharonBrunoandVanessaWhiteheadreceivedtheirsfortheadvancedprograminacademicfoundations.RobertaCourtoreilleRodneyMartenStephanieCourtoreilleandSaraVoyageuralsogradu-atedfromthecollegeprepara-tionprogrambringingthetotalnumberofgraduatesto13.Therewereonlyvegradu-ateslastyearfortherstgradua-tionofKeyanosnewestcampusKeyanocelebratespre-apprenticeshipcarpentrygradswhichopeneditsdoorsin2011.ConvocationisaspecialtimefortheentireFortChipewyancommunitycampuschairMargoVermillionsaid.CommunitymemberswhohavecontributedtothecollegeinanysmallwayarerecognizedalongwiththegraduatesattheconvocationceremoniesatMa-mawiHall.Icantthankandacknowl-edgeenoughtheFirstNationleadershipinourcommunity.Theyhavebeen100percentbehindthesestudentsandanyoneineducationVermil-lionsaid.StephanieCourtoreilleacollegeprepstudentspokeonbehalfofthestudentsasvale-dictorian.ShethankedtheFortChipewyanstaffandherfellowstudentsaswellasMikisewCreeFirstNationChiefSteveCourtoreillefortheirsupport.ThankyouChiefCour-toreilleforsupportingouref-fortstoprepareforgraduation.Wearegratefulshesaid.ThechiefdonatedasignedEdmontonOilersjerseytoberafedoffinsupportofthegraduates.CatherineKochacademicvicepresidentatKeyanoCol-legecongratulatedthegradu-atespersonallyandencouragedthemtoreachforthestars.Youhavebeentoldbymanythisisthebeginningofanewchapterinyourlifebutitisalsoanopportunitytowriteanewbookonyourlife.Nowisthetimetogooutintheworldandbewhatyouvealwayswantedtobe.Dontlethurdlesstopyou.Dontletanyonetellyouthatyoucantdoitbecauseyoucanandtodayisaproofofthatshesaid.The2012-2013schoolyearalsomarkedthersttimethecampusofferedonlinecoursesanoverallsuccessVermillionnoted.Thestudentshaveworkedextrahardandtheteachingstaffisexcellentinstructorsteach-ingfromtheheart-andImsoproudshesaid.PhotosGeorgePoitrasBackrowfromleftIanBourkeEddieMcDonaldRodneyMartenStephanieCourtoreilleVanessaWhitehead.FrontrowfromleftShelbyGibotJoshCardinalCodyDecoineKatelynCourtoreilleSharonBruno.PhotoSeanMcLennanVanessaWhiteheadreceiveshercerticateintheadvancedprograminacademicfoundationsfromKaraFlynnchairofKeyanoCollegesboardofgovernors.IanBourkereceivesoneoftherst-everpre-apprenticeshipcarpentrycerticatesatFortChipsKeyanocampusfromDr.KevinNagelpresidentandCEOofKeyanoalongsideKaraFlynnchairofKeyanoCollegesboardofgovernors.KatelynCourtoreilleispresentedwithacerticatefortheacademicfoundationsentryprogramfromDr.KevinNagelpresidentandCEOofKeyanoandKeyanosboardchairKaraFlynn. 11TuesdayMay142013FortSmithMissionHistoricParkCommunityGardenIndustryTourismInvestmentyTina_Schwartzenbergergov.nt.caor867-872-6439ForinformationandtoreservespacepleasecontactTinaSchwartzenbergeratBYRENEEFRANCOEURSixteenbeamingstudentsfromtheInuvikcampusofAuroraCollegedonnedtheircapsandgownsonFriday.Itsafarcryfromthe42graduateslastyearbutthatisntasurpriseorreasontobeconcernedAuroraCam-pusdirectorDougRobertsontoldTheJournal.Itspeakstothewayourprogramscycle.Weonlyhavetwoprogramsnishingthisyear.WehaveanotherInuviksAuroracampuscelebratessmallgradprograminitsaccessyearsoitwillbeacoupleyearsbeforethosestudentsgraduateandwehavestudentsnishingtheirsecondyearofathree-yearprogram.Threebusinessadminis-trationstudentsreceivedtheirdiplomasand13otherswerehandedtheirofceadminis-trationcerticates.Ofceadministrationgrad-uateLaurenRubenfromPau-latukmadethevaledictorianaddress.Thekeynotespeakerasnominatedbythegraduat-ingclasswasFortMcPher-sonsRobertAlexieJr.GwichinTribalCouncilGTCpresident.Alexiehaswrittennumer-ousbooksincludingThePaleIndianandPorcupinesandChinaDolls.HewasalsoaTetlitGwichinbandmanagerchiefandthechiefnegotiatorfortheGwichinlandclaim.Otherspecialguestsin-cludedLegislativeAssemblySpeakerJackieJacobsonDeputyCommissioneroftheNWTGeraldKisounandInuvik-BootLakeMLAAl-fredMoses.AnEnvironmentandNatu-ralResourcesTechnologyPro-gramENRTPgraduatefromlastyearDavidSonneveldwasalsoawardedaGover-norGeneralsmedalattheceremony.Hehadthehighestaver-ageacrossallAuroracam-puseseverRobertsonsaid.Wewereabletogethimonthephoneandgivehimthemedalthatway.TheAuroraCupawardwenttoPatrickWolkianofcead-ministrationgraduate.Nomina-tionsforthisawardaremadebyinstructorsandgotoastudentwhohasworkedthroughdif-culttimesandhasmanagedtosucceeddemonstratingexcel-lenceinimprovingtheirowneducationalstandards.Aftertheconvocationcer-emonygraduatesandtheirfamilymembersalwaysreturntotheMidnightSunRecre-ationComplexfora600p.m.banquetwherescholarshipsarepresentedandstudentsreceivegiftstypicallyfromtheAboriginalorganizationthatrepresentsthemRob-ertsonsaid.Thiscampushastremen-douscommunitysupportfromtheAboriginalorganizationsIRCInuvialuitRegionalCorp.GTC...Sogradisare-allyfestiveoccasionhesaid.EducationAuroraCollegeGradAsmallgroupof16graduatedfromboththeOfceAdministrationandBusinessAdministrationprogramsatInuviksAuroraCampusonFridayMay10.EstherIpanaofInuvikbeamsassheisgivenhercerticateinOfceAdministration.ValedictorianLaurenRubenanOfceAdministrationstudentfromPaulatukshakesthehandofSpeakeroftheHouseJackieJacobsonasshecrossesthestagebeforecollegeofcialsdepartmentofEducationemployeesandmembersoflegislature.PhotosJayneMurray 12TuesdayMay142013BrianJeanMemberofParliamentFortMcMurray-AthabascaFM1-877-532-6272ATH1-877-710-8100jeanbparl.gc.cawww.brianjean.caCongratulationsKeyanoGraduatesMayyourhardworkandaccomplishmentsopenendlessdoorsofopportunityandsuccess.Bestofluckinthefuture.ByRENEFRANCOEURAbout50studentssetuptheirregionalwinningheri-tageprojectsatJosephBurrTyrrellelementaryschoolinFortSmithonFridayforthenalroundofjudgingintheNorthwestTerrito-riesHeritageFairTerritorialShowcase.AccordingtoMindyWil-lettNWTHeritageFairsco-ordinatoritwasthersttimeTerritorialHeritageFairheldinSouthSltheterritorialshowcasehasbeenheldintheSouthSlavearearunninginYellowknifelastyearandpreviousyearsinInuvikandFortSimpson.OneoftheoverallgoalsoftheheritagefairsistolearnaboutourcollectiveNorthernidentitiessoheretheylearnabouteachotherwheretheycomefromtheirlanguagegroupstheircom-munitiesWillettsaid.Thefairsalsohelpbridgethegapbetweenschoolsandcommunities.ThestudentsoftenpickatopiconNorthernheritageclosetotheirfamiliesandhistorysotheknowledgeholdersarenttheteach-ersinthiscasetheyrethecommunitymembers...Werefindingheritagefairsareanamazingwaytoen-courageelderscommunityleadersandeveryonereallytocomeintotheschoolWillettsaid.ParticipatingstudentsalsotookpartinaculturaldayonSaturdaywithaseriesofworkshopsattheNorthernLifemuseuminFortSmithonfurtrappingwithMarySchaeferjiggingandmedicinebagmaking.TheyfinishedthenightwithstoriesfromlocalyarnspinnerJimGreenaroundacampre.TheAwardofExcellencehandedouttoonepersonbasedonthehighestscorebythejudgeswenttoNico-lasBennettforhisprojectonLescasseursdecodeorcode-breakers.ThePrimaryResearchAwardwenttoFortRes-olutionsLaneyBeaulieuforresearchonindigenousplantscalledMyBackyardMedicineCabinet.SamanthaKingwontheUseofTechnologyAwardforherprojectontrapping.KiahVailofFortSmithwonthePeerChoiceAwardforherworkonApartheid.AwinnerfromeachregionintheNWTalsotookhomeaculturalaward.FromtheTlichoRolldenEyakfwowonforaprojectonMelissaPascua-MatteofFortSimpsonwontheMinistersCulturalAwardfortheDehchoregionforherprojectonthehistoricMcPhersonHouse.NicolasBennettofYellowknifewontheAwardofExcellencettageFairShowcaseforhisresearchonLescasseursdecodeEducationHeritage 13TuesdayMay142013867-872-3000orvisit207McDougalRoadinFortSmithNT.PrinterInkveforrsttimeTlichohuntingmethods.An-dreaCarmichaelwonfortheBeaufortDeltaregionfromherworkontheAndersonRiver.MelissaPascua-MattewonfortheDehchowithapresentationonMcPhersonHouse.IntheSahtuJasmineBaileswonforherworkonDenecultureandAuroraNindofYellowknifewasawardedforherprojectonDArcyMoses.TheSouthSlaveawardwenttoJomeiNewkirkforhisprojectonmouthmusic.Theterritorialshowcaseisthelastlegforthestu-dentsprojectsasthefed-eralgovernmentcancelledallfundingfornationalheritagefairsyearsagoWillettsaid.Everyfewyearswearetryingtohaveapan-territorialfaironourownshesaid.TwoyearsagowedidthatandwehostedkidsfromalloverNunavutandYukon.Nunavuthasshownaninter-estincollaboratingagainforsomethingnextyearbutnoth-inghasbeenconrmedyet...Thedesireistherebutitsjustamatterofwhetherwecansecurethefundingpartners.Thisyearseventwasspon-soredbyDeBeersCanada.eawardpresentedforthehighestscoreoverallattheHeri-orthecodebreakersofWorldWarII.JasmineBailesofNormanWellstookhometheculturalawardfortheSahturegionwithherprojectonDeneculture.LaneyBeaulieuofFortResolutiongivesastudentasniffofoneoftheplantsinherBackyardMedicineCabinet.TheprojectsnaggedherthePrimaryResearchAwardatthefair.PhotosPaulBannister HealthWellnessRelayforLife14TuesdayMay142013elldone.CongratsAwesome.Greatjob.Weresoprouyou.WowWaytogo.FantasticYoudiditSuper.Hatftoyou.AmazingShineon.Takeabow.HurrahHiphioorayLetscelebrate.YeahReachorthestars.SuperourockIknewyoucoulddoit.WoohooRighton.Whataccomplishment.Theuturesyours.OMG.NowayBravoYouvemadeacommunityproud.Itsmomentslikethesethatmakeallthoselatenightsworthwhile.CongratulationsKeyanoCollegegraduates.Showtheuturewhatyouremadeo.AnoccasionlikethisiswhywecontinuetosupportthecollegeandthemanydreamsothepeopleoFortChipewyanandWoodBufalo.MotherandsonfaceoffinfightagainstcancerByMEAGANWOHLBERGAndreaSteedandhersonConnormaybeonopposingRelayforLifeteamsthisyearbuttheystillshareacommonenemyinthefightagainstcancer.Themother-sonduoisbat-tlingitouttoseewhocanraisethemostmoneyeachwithagoalof3000forthisyearsSouthSlaverelayeventinFortSmithonJune15.ThoughConnorwasorigi-nallyonhismomsteamhechangedituptwoyearsago-thelasttimetheeventwasinFortSmith-attheageof10.Iwantedtohavemorefreedominwhatwedidhesaid.AndIthoughtifIhadmyownteamIcouldraisemoremoneythanifIwasonmymomsteam.Connornow12saidhesrelayingforseveralsurvivorsinhisfamilyhisnannyhisgrandpaandmostrecentlyhisauntwhopassedawayjustthisyear.WejusthavehadsomanypeopleinourliveswhohaveeitherdiedfromcancerorarebattlingitAndreasaid.AcorrectionsworkerAndreahasbeenpartoftheRelayseventimes.HerteamwasoriginallyformedtohonourcoworkerTheresaBeaulieuacancersurvivorwhoisnowretired.Thisyeartheirwalkwillalsohonourtheirco-workerGregHeronwhopassedawaylastyear.Eachindividualhaspersonalreasonsaswellsheadded.AndreasaidshelikestoparticipateinRelaymorethansomeothercancerfun-draisinginitiativesbecauseshelikesitstone.Itsaboutcelebratingsurvivorsandstandingupanddoingsomethingmore.Italsohasaneducationalpiecewherewereactuallydoingthingsandgettingthewordoutthereshesaid.AsafundraiserAndreasteamishopingtodoajailandbailwherepeoplepaymoneytoputwarrantsoutforpeoplesarrest.Inordertogetbailedoutthosearrestedalsohavetopaysomemoney.ConnorontheotherhandishavingadrawforaniPadandselling5bagsofcandyforachancetowinthehon-ourofshavinghisheadatRelayforLife.Alsoamemberoftheeventsorganizingcommit-teeastheentertainmentchairConnorsaidhestryingtolineuprecreationaleventstotakeplacealongsidetherelaysuchasmusicandballhockey.WewanttoshakeitupalittleConnorsaid.Andreasaidshehasnodoubthellpullitoffwithoutahitch.Hesalwaysbeenaprettyindependentdo-what-he-wantskindofkidsoIjustkindofwatchfromthesidelinesandkeepitralliedinsoitdoesntgettoooutofhandshesaidwithalaugh.Thisisthethirdinase-riesofprolesontheSouthSlavesRelayforLifeteams.ThisyearsRelayforLifewillbeheldinFortSmithonJune15.PhotoMeaganWohlbergMomAndreaSteedcentreandhersonConnorrighthavecompetingteamsinthisyearsRelayforLife.ConnorisjoinedherebyhisassistantcaptainMackenzieVilleneuve. 15TuesdayMay142013HealthWellnessAlcoholFortSmithtohostdrygradforrsttimeindecadeByRENEFRANCOEURAdamBrunnerofFortSmithwantedsomethingdif-ferentforhisgraduationfromPaulW.Kaeserhighschoolthisyear.Everyyeareveryonegoesoutafterthetraditionalgrandmarchanddrinksandgetscrazy.Wethoughtwedtrysomethingmoresafeandap-propriateBrunner17said.Theideaforresurrectingachaperonedalcohol-freepromdancewasborn.Theplanistodosome-thingbiggerthanjustthewalksomethingwhereweallstaytogetherandmakegoodmem-oriesBrunnersaid.Alotofstudentsareforitbecausetheydontliketodrinkandthisisadifferenttypeofgradevent.Thedanceplannedcom-pletelybyBrunnerforthepastfourmonthsandboostedbythelocalanti-drugNotUscam-paignwillbeopentoanyoneinGrade11and12aswellaspastgraduatesuptotheageof24orsoaslongastheyhaveboughtticketsBrunnersaid.EducatorPamWalshwhochairstheNotUscommitteealongwithSheilaKindredwasthrilledwhenBrunnerapproachedherwiththeidea.AccordingtoWalshtherehasntbeenaprom-stylegraddanceforatleastadecade.Thereusedtobeadanceafterwardsforgradbutwhatwasfoundwasthatallthisworkwouldgointothedancethegradswouldcomehaveafewdancesgohometochangeandnotreturn.Itendedupbeingtheyoungergradeswhowerethemainattendeessothatkindofdefeatsthepur-poseanditwasdecidedtojusthaveagraddinnerandmarchinsteadshesaid.ThedancewillfeatureaDJprofessionalphotographerandatablefullofsnacksandfunkymocktailstoaddtotheoverallpartyatmosphereWalshsaid.Speakingfrommyexpe-rienceatmyowngradmybestmemoriesarefromthedanceshesaid.AdrugdogfromtheHayRiverRCMPdetachmentwillbepatrollingoutsidetoensureeveryoneisontheirbestbehaviour.Volunteerchaperoneswillbeondutyinsidethedanceandintheenclosedsmokingarea.Arewegoingtopreventkidsfromgoingoutanddrink-ingcompletelyIdontthinksoandIthinkthatsrealistictoexpectnoteveryonewillmakethesamechoice.Butatleastthisprovidesanopportunitytopromoteahealthychoice.ThewholeoverallpurposeisjusttomakegradassafeaspossibleWalshsaid.Havingavenueforayoutheventthatguaranteesnodrugsoralcoholisimportantespe-ciallyinasmallcommunityBrunneradded.Everyweekendsome-oneisgoingoutdrinkingandpartying.Lastyearsgradwasreallybigbutitstillwasntallofus.Ithinkwithsomethinglikethiswellmakealotofawesomememoriesandwellallbetogetherandnobodyhastoworryhesaid.Walshhopestoseethedrydancecontinueforyearstocome.ThedancewilltakeplaceattheFortSmithcurlingrinkonMay31from1100p.m.to300a.m.Tovolunteerormakeacon-tributiontothegraddancecontactWalshorKindredat867-872-5701.PamWalshprogramcoordinatorforSSDECandGrade12studentAdamBrunnerareorga-nizinganalcohol-freegraddancethisyearbringingprombackforthersttimeinadecade.Ithinkwithsomethinglikethiswellmakealotofawesomememoriesandwellallbetogetherandnobodyhastoworry.StudentAdamBrunnerMEDIASPONSORLTD.June152013FormoreinformationpleasecontactClaudetteJamesat867872-0168orat PoliticsMunicipal16TuesdayMay142013inyourCommunityTMTrademarkofSuncorEnergyInc.Keepingyouinformed.SuncorEnergywouldliketonotifyWoodBuffalocommunitymembersthatplannedmaintenanceworkononeofitsupgradersbeginsinmid-April.OverapproximatelysevenweekstheremaybeperiodsofincreasedflaringandthepotentialforodoursintheFortMcMurrayareaduringtheshutdownandstartupoftheunit.Suncorwillworktominimizethese.AlbertaEnvironmentandregionalstakeholdershavebeeninformed.FormoreinformationpleasecontacttheSuncorStakeholderRelationsGroupat780-792-9545.RegionalairqualityinformationisavailablefromtheWoodBuffaloEnvironmentalAssociationatwww.wbea.orgwww.suncor.comCometoour11thAnnualFiddleCampClassesbeginat9a.m.onTuesdayJuly2andrunto8p.m.eacheveningthroughtotheFridayeveningclosingconcert.Classesareavailableforfirst-timefiddlelevelstoadvancedlevels.KCFASummerCampHayRiverReserveThreemealsandsnacksareincludedwiththeregistrationfee.Forfurtherinformationpleasecontactgerdahazenbergtheedge.caljtd58yahoo.caEarlyRegistrationRateRegularFeeEnjoymusicandartwithpeopleofallagesVehiclesparkingissuesdogplansforOldTownByJACKDANYLCHUKCarsparkingandconven-tionalapproachestotrans-portationareexertingtoomuchinuenceonplanstoredevelopYellowknifeshis-toricOldTownsaysarchi-tectWayneGuy.ItslikethesongsaysWepavedparadiseandputupaparkinglotGuytoldattendeesofamunicipalser-vicescommitteemeetingthatwasdebatinghisrequestforanunprecedentedbreakonparkingregulationsforaproposedbrewpubonthepublicdock.Guywantstoprovidejustthreeparkingspacesforan81-seatpubandbrewerythathehopestoopeninthebuildingheownsonthegovernmentdock.Thecityissuggestingadozenstallseightfewerthanthezoningbylawrequires.TwoapartmentsoccupythetopoorofGuysbuildingwhichisalmostdeadcentreonthedockandankedbyparkingstallsthatherentsouttohouse-boatersandhisten-ants.Itoncehousedadinosaurmuseumandmostrecentlyprovidedspaceforasmallrestaurantandcoffeeshop.DanWongwastheonlycouncillorsupportingthere-questfortheeasementwhichamountstoan85percentvari-ancefrombylawrequirements.Guysaidtheyaremissinganopportunitytodothingsdifferently.LargecitiesinEuropeareincreasinglyban-ningpersonalvehiclesfromareastopromotealternativetransportationmodes.MayorMarkHeycksaidparkingemergedastheprimaryconcernduringneighbourhoodconsultationssothenotionofan85percentvariancewasnton.Everyonefeelswerebeingfairlyexibleinprovidinga40percentvariance.Guysaidtherequirementforadozenparkingstallswillcostthebrewpub10000ayearandcouldmakethebusinessun-economic.HeyckwasunsympatheticItsthebareminimumforwhatshouldbeprovidedforacityofthatsize.Itallowstheownertotakeadvantageofparkingspacethatisavailableonthatproperty.ThecommitteealsogotalookatplansforredevelopmentofthedockPilotsMonumentandRacineParkagreenspaceonasmallplateaubelowthesummitoftherock.Werefocusingonmak-ingthespacesuseableandfunctionalforYellowkniferstoenjoyHeycksaid.Thepositivecommentwehearmostfrequentlyaboutwhatwevedoneonthedockisthatithasceasedtobeaparkinglotandwedontwanttoseethatre-emerge.Alimitednumberofme-teredstallswillbeprovidedbuthouseboatresidentsandamechanicwhomadeextensiveuseofthedockmustlookelse-wheretostoretheirvehicles.Parkingisapotentialbusi-nessopportunityforpropertyownersinOldTownbutnotsomethingthecityiscontem-platingatthistimeHeycksaid.HeycknotedfreeparkingisavailableatSchoolDrawandFranklinAveashortwalkfromthedockPilotsMonumentandrestaurantsinOldTown.Thecityisalsocontemplat-ingchangestothebusserviceandthereareopportunitiestopromotedestinationsthatcanbereachedwithpublictran-sithesaid.Therehasbeenagreatdealofpublicengagementindesign-ingthesespacesHeycksaid.ThereisonemoreroundofpublicconsultationandIthinkYellowkniferswillbehappywithwhattheysee.CommunityconsultationonaoatplanedockproposedforBackBaythemostcontro-versialoftheprojectsrecom-mendedbythecitysharbourcommitteehasbeensequencedforlaterthisspringandlikelywontbebuiltintimefortheJulyy-inthatattractsaviatorsfromacrossNorthAmerica.HalLogsdonpresidentoftheNWTFloatPlaneAsso-ciationwasphilosophicalaboutthelatestdelay.WeformedtheassociationsixyearsagoforpurposeofgettingparkingforoatplanessoIsupposewecanwaitabitlongerhesaid.Werepatientfolksbutthecityismissingoutonthechancetogrowtour-ism.Peoplewhocomeherefortheoatplaney-insaytheywouldvisitmoreofteniftherewasparking.YellowknifearchitectWayneGuystandsinfrontofhisproposed81-seatbrewpubontheYel-lowknifedockwherehewantstoprovidejustthreeparkingspacesinsteadoftherequired12.PhotoJackDanylchuk 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20TuesdayMay142013EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICESINVITATIONTOTENDERProject2013-04SealedtendersfortheaboveprojectswillbeaccepteduntilJune32013at300p.m.Localtime.ForadditionalinformationpleasecontactMaintenanceForemanLowestoranytendernotnecessarilyaccepted.TheBusinessIncentivePolicyoftheGNWTshallbeineffectforalltheaboveprojects.LocalfortheseprojectsreferstothecommunityofFortSmith.TheFortSmithHousingAuthorityEMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYapplicantsforanumberofsummeropportunities.DeadlineMay242013townoffortsmithfortsmith.caSummerCampVisitorServicesAssistantsTHENORTHSFullServiceBureau207McDougalRd.FortSmithFullServicePhotoPrintingTheNorthernJournal.ServiceBureauCallforaQuoteGetatambourineandmakesomenoisefor14.95207McDougalRoadFortSmithNTX0E0P0867872-3000 SportsRecreationTrackField21TuesdayMay142013FortSmithhockeyplayervyingforMemorialCupSomeofthebestyounghockeyplayersintheworldincludingShaunMcPhersonfromFortSmithwillviefortheMemorialCupinafourteamroundrobinseriesinSaskatoonSask.startingSaturday.McPhersonandtherestoftheleague-leadingPortlandWinterhawksmadetheirmothershappyonSun-daywhentheytookouttheEdmontonOilKingsintheWHLplayoffswinning51tostunthehometowncrowdatRexallPlaceinEdmonton.NWTStormsnagsfourmedalsatTorontotrackByMEAGANWOHLBERGFourathletesontheNWTStormtrackandeldteambroughthomemedalsfromtheNikeGrandPrixinTo-rontoovertheweekend.Onesilverthreebronzeand22top-10nishes...Theboysteamnishedfthandthegirlsteamnishedsev-enthoverall.OurNWTstu-dentscancompetewithanyinthecountryexclaimedHilaryTurkocoachfromPWKaeserPWKhighschoolinFortSmith.ChristopherLiretteofHayRiversDiamondJennessschooltookthehighestplaceonthepodiumwithasilverinthe4x100cross-provin-cialrelaywhileAngelineMagtibayalsoofDiamondJennesswonbronzeinthegirlsrelay.DesireeBrownofSirJohnFranklininYellow-knifetookhomebronzeinthegirls1500mraceandJoshGauthierofPWKinFortSmithwonabronzeinshotput.TheNWTteammademanyothertop10nishes.LoganTourangeaucameinfthinthe400mJuliannaNeudorfplacedseventhinthe800mVeronicaMcDon-aldgotseventhinhighjumpIanKeefeplacedsixthinthe1500mandSkylarHortoncameinfthinlongjump.Theco-edteamcompetedagainst23otherteamsfromacrossCanadaintherstnationalinvitationaltrackeventforhighschoolath-letesinthecountrynowinitssecondyear.Over280studentspar-ticipatedintheeventfromMay9-12attheUniver-sityofTorontosVarsityStadium.TeamNWTStormmadeupofstudentsfromYellowknifeFortSmithandHayRivermeetsupattheYellowknifeairportbeforetakingofftoToronto.JoshGauthierofFortSmithshowsoffhisbronzeinshotput.AlexKeefeleftofSt.PatshighschoolinYellowknifetakeoffduringthe100msprint.DesireeBrowncelebratesherbronzeinthe1500mwithOlympicathletesDamianWarnerdecathalonand400mhurdlerSarahWells.JuliannaNeudorfrightofSt.PatsschoolinYellowkniferunsthe800mplacingseventhoverall.PhotosHilaryTurkoFortSmithtrackhostingrsteverinvitationaleventTheFortSmithTrackFieldSocietyishostinganinvita-tionaltrackmeetonMay25thersteveratitsnewfacility.Allindividualathletesandcommunitiesarewelcometoparticipate.Runningdis-tancesinclude400m800m1000m1500m3000mand5000m.Itisanopportunitytobethersttosetarecordonthecommunitysnewstate-of-thearttrack.Regis-teronlineathttpszone4.caregister.aspid4843Lakecanoein-structorcourseAllyouneediscanoeingex-perienceorpreviouspaddlingcerticationtobeeligibleforatwo-dayat-watercanoeskillsinstructioncertica-tioncourseinYellowknifeinJune.Youwilllearntoteachbasicpaddlingstrokesma-neuversrescuescanoesafetyliftsandcarries.Thefourses-sionstakeplacefromJune10-13intheevenings.ContactWendyatNWTRecreationandParksAssociationwla-heynwtrpa.orgfordetails.SPORTSBRIEFS EducationAgriculture22TuesdayMay142013FORTSMITHAMBULANCENEEDSVOLUNTEERSContactustolearnmoreaboutbecominganEmergencyMedicalResponderAmbulanceDriverWeProvidetheTrainingNOPREVIOUSEXPERIENCENECESSARYFortSmithVolunteerEMSP.O.Box147FortSmithNTX0E0P0PH872-8400fortsmithambulanceyahoo.caVisitfortsmith.catocheckoutourbrochureandtodownloadanapplicationNorthernFarmTrainingschoolalreadybearingfruitByRENEFRANCOEURStudentsinthenewfarm-ingschoolinHayRiverarenotwastinganytimeinsharingwhattheyrelearningaboutlocalfoodsecurityandthepowerofgardening.ThatisexactlywhatJackieMilnepresidentofthenon-profitTerritorialFarmersAssociationTFAandtheschoolsmaininstructorsaidshewashopingfor.TheNorthernFarmTrain-ingInstitutehelditsrstwork-shoponseedselectionandcarefromApr.26-28followedbythesecondworkshopplantingandgardenprepfromMay3-5.ThetrailblazingschoolisgearedtowardsNorthernerswhoareseriousaboutgrow-ingtheirownfoodandof-fersvaluablelessonsthroughmonthlyworkshopsinfoodharvestingandstoragegar-denmaintenanceandmarket-ingandevenanintroductiontosmallanimalhusbandry.Theclassroomisatcapacitywith15studentsfromcom-munitiesacrosstheNWTMilnesaid.TwooftheparticipantsarefromFortGoodHopeandwenthomeduringthefourdaysinbetweenwork-shopstohostinformationalgardeningsessionsoftheirown.TheyorganizeditandtaughtwhattheydlearnedintheseedcoursewithjustthosefourdayswhentheywentbacktoFortGoodHope.Soseetheyrealreadyteachingotherpeo-pleintheircommunitiesMilnesaid.Thisisexactlywhatwewant.Everyoneintheseworkshopsispassion-ateandwantstoinspireoth-ers.Theyareawarethisisntjustabouttheindividualbutaboutchanginghowweeatandliveasawholecommunity.TheworkshopswhichrunforoneweekendpermonthuntilOctoberareinhighde-mandwithover40peopleal-readyonthewaitinglistfornextyearandmorenamesrollinginonaregularbasisMilnesaid.WithadequatefundingMilneplanstoexpandtheworkshopsforthe2014season.TheGNWTconfirmeditscontributionof40000totheinstituteattheendofJanuarythestartupportionofthetotal350000Milneoriginallyrequested.Todate140000hasbeenallocatedtotheschoolbutMilnesaidsheneedsabout50000moretocoverallthestudentairfares.WecouldhavejusthadtheworkshopsopentothoseintheSouthSlaveregionanditwouldntbesoexpensivebuttheideaistomentorpeoplefromalltheNWTregionsandthenacoupleyearsfromnowwellhavesatelliteteachingcentressopeopleinletssayNormanWellscangettogetherandhaveworkshopsandtherewillbeper-manentresourcepeoplethere.MilnesaiditstimefortheNorthtogetsmartandstartyingpeoplenotfoodintotheremotecommunities.Everyonehasconcernsaboutfoodwhetherthatbehealthcostsaccessvarietyselectionandtaste...Theresmanyreasonstowanttotakemorechargeofourfoodsupplyshesaid.Studentshavesofargainedvaluablehands-onexperienceinMilnesowngreenhouseplantingseedslearningwhathastobeplantedaheadoftimeinsideandwhyhowtoknowwhentotransplantandtodosoeffectivelyandhowtodeveloporganicsoilfertility.WhatiftherototillerbreaksdownYouhavetoknowwhattodoMilnesaid.Theclassalsodedicatedanentiredaytothediscussionofrainwaterharvesting.Lotsofpeopleareontrucked-indeliveredwaterandtheycantaffordtowatergardenssowelookedatdif-ferentwaysofstoringrainwatergettingwaterfromtheriverhowtousenon-electricpumpsMilnesaid.Wemadeself-wateringbucketsoutofre-cycledvegallonpails.Thatswhatitsaboutrealpracticalstuff.Andthatmakesthestu-dentssogung-ho.Theyllallhavegardensforsure.Theparticipantsrangeinagefrom14to60Milnesaidandincludemenandwomen.Wehaveone14year-oldAboriginalboywhowantstobuildhisowngreenhouse...An-otherwomanisfromthePhil-lipinesandeveryonebringstheirownuniqueperspectivestothetableshesaid.ThenextworkshopsetforJune7-9willexplorevariousgardenconstructiondesignsandfeatureatourofamarketgardeninHayRiver.Springcomesinmanywaysandthisisspringforafoodtrans-formationintheNWTMilnesaid.Oneyoungstudenttoldmehewasdoingthisbecauseitwasaboutchangingtheworld.PhotosKimRapatiInstructorJackieMilnebottomrightinstructsfarmschoolstudentsontransplanting.VivianeEdgi-ManuelofFortGoodHopetriesherhandattransplanting. 23TuesdayMay142013TheNorthernJournalcongratulatesFortChipewyanCampusGraduates2013Bravoforyourhardworkandoutstandingachievements.SachsHarbournursewinsawardofexcellenceByRENEFRANCOEURASachsHarbourwomanisoneofthreenurseswhoreceivedtheannualawardofexcellenceinnursingfromHealthCanadasFirstNationsandInuitHealthBranchinOt-tawalastweek.MarieMcPhersonthenurseinchargeattheSachsHarbourHealthCentrewasnominatedfortheawardbythecommunitywhichshehasbeenworkinginforthepast10years.IfeelveryhumbledMcPhersonsaid.Justbeingnominatedbymycommunitywasenoughforme.Itsthegreatpeopleherethatmakethisplacespecial...Ineverex-pectedtowin.Shewasofciallyhandedacerticateofexcellenceplusa2500bursarytobeputtowardscareerdevelopmenttrainingataceremonyinOt-tawalastMonday.Theceremonywassowon-derfulandverytouchingandsomanyimportantpeoplewerethere-thedeputyministerofhealththeheadoftheCNACanadianNursesAssocia-tion.ImretiringnextyearandIthoughtwowwhatawaytogooutMcPhersonsaid.ThetwootherwinnersareGailNahmabinwhohasworkedasacommunityhealthnursefortheAamjiwnaangFirstNationinOntariosince1995andJoanBelangerthenurseinchargeattheBearskinLakeFirstNationNursingSta-tionalsoinOntario.NursesprovideacrucialservicedeliveringdirecthealthcareservicesinFirstNationsandInuitcommu-nitiesfederalHealthMin-isterLeonaAglukkaqsaidinapressrelease.IamhonouredtorecognizeJoanBelangerGailNahmabinandMarieMcPhersonforimprovingthehealthofAboriginalcommunities.Advancedknowledgeprac-ticalexperienceandun-waveringcompassioninthenursingeldcontributegreatlytotheoverallhealthofFirstNationsandInuit.Thereleasewentontodetailhownursesinruralandremotecommunitiesplayanimpor-tantroleastheonlyfrontlineprovidersinareaswheredoc-torsarenotalwaysavailable.Thiscomeswithtremen-dousresponsibilityandtheyoftenencounteruniqueanddif-cultchallengesindeliveringhealthcarethereleasestated.TohonourthisdemandingundertakingtheAwardofEx-cellenceinNursingwascre-atedin2003acknowledgingthehardworkdevotionandcommitmentofthreenomi-natednursesinFirstNationsandInuitcommunities.McPhersonoriginallyfromNovaScotiahasbeenanursesince1970andmovedtotheNorthin1997.Throughtheyearsshemadeitaprioritytocontinuetoadvancehereducationandknowledgethroughsucheffortsasattend-ingasixmonthoutpostnurs-ingprogramwhileworkinginYellowknife.Shealsohasex-tensiveexperienceincoronaryandintensivecarefromvari-ouspositionsacrossthecoun-tryaswellasinternationally.AccordingtotheresidentsofSachsHarbourMcPhersonisknownforgoingaboveandbeyondasshedeliversexcellentnursingcaretohercommunity.Shesextremelyknowl-edgeablepersonablefunnyanddeeplycommittedtonursingintheNorthAn-dreaDonovanacommunityhealthnurseinSachsHar-bourtoldTheJournal.Imsohappyforher...Iknowsheisverytouched.PhotocourtesyofMarieMcPhersonMarieMcPhersonthenurseinchargeatSachsHarbourwasrecognizedalongwithtwoothersfromacrossCanada.HealthWellnessNursing 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