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6TuesdayJune112013NoticeofNominationGeneralElectionSmithsLandingFirstNation196GeneralElectionJuly22013SmithsLandingFirstNation196advisesthatNominationPackagesareavailableforpick-upfromLyndaB.Martinat59PineCrescentinFortSmithforOne1ChiefFour4CouncillorsCompletedNominationPackagesmustbedeliveredtotheundersignedNOLATERthanJUNE182013at500p.m.RequirementsoftheCandidateswillbeprovideduponpick-up.ItisMOSTimportantthatifyouareconsideringrunningforeitherpositionyouapplyforyourCriminalRecordsCheckC.P.I.C.immediatelytoensureyoucanmeetthedeadlines.LyndaB.Martin59PineCrescentFortSmithPhoneFax867872-2945wlmartinnorthwestel.netByRENEFRANCOEURSmartelectricitymoni-toringiscomingtotheNorth-westTerritories.TheTthekehdeliFirstNationTKFNinJeanMarieRiverJMRispushingfor-wardwithplanstoinstallsmartgridmetershightechdevicesthatrelayinforma-tionaboutabuildingsen-ergyconsumptionbacktothegridonlocalbusinesseslaterthisyear.BandmembersandArc-ticEnergyAllianceAEAstaffhavebeenindiscus-sionoverthepasttwomonthsregardingmakingJMRtherstNWTcommunityonasmartgridsimilartofederaldevelopmentprojectspreva-lentinOntarioandBritishColumbia.WhilethemeterswouldntdirectlyreduceJMRsenergyfootprintAEAsaysitwillgoalongwayindetermin-ingwhatmorethecommu-nitywhichalreadyusessolarpanelstopowerthebandof-cecandotocutdownonelectricityuseandcosts.Thenationalsmartgridprojectistheideaofcreatingaminigridforcommunitiestomaketheirelectricityop-erationsmoreefcientsaidTeresaChilkowichAEAsregionalenergyprojectco-ordinatorinFortSimpson.JeanMarietoberstsmartgridcommunityinNWTInordertodothatyouhavetounderstandwhatisgoingoninthecommunity.Thatswherethesmartgridmeterscomein.Asmartgridsystemwillgatherdatainrealtimeonanhourlybasisshowinghowmuchelectricityisbeingusedthepeaktimesofdayitsbeingusedinwhatformandhowthatchangesseasontoseason.Theoverallgoalistog-ureouttheelectricityloadproleforJeanMariesaidLeanneRobinsonanenergymanagementspecialistwithAEA.Thecommunityusesdieselgeneratorswhichruninefcientlywhentheloadislowandallthegeneratorsarefairlylargesowithsmartmeterswecanworktogureouthowtoequalizetheloadratherthanhavinglargein-efcientpeaks.Thenextstepafterthesmartgridisincorporatingrenewableenergysystemsthatmakesenseforthecom-munityRobinsonadded.Potentiallyyoucouldtakethecommunityoffofdieselandjustusesolarforthesummer.Byknowingyourproleyoullknowifthiscanhappenbecauseyouknowhowmuchsolaryouwouldneedandhowmuchelectricityyoureusingshesaid.JMRishighlyinterestedinrenewableenergyoptionsandcuttingbackonenergyexpensesTKFNChiefStan-leySanguezsaid.Ourfuelhasjumpedto1.60alitrefordieseltoheatourhomes.Sowerelookingateverythingwecan-woodpelletsystemstoo-toconservepowerinthecommunitySangueztoldTheJournal.Withamonitoringsystemyouwouldfindoutexactlywhatwillworkbestforourcom-munitysolarpanelswindvariousdifferentthings.ThesystemwillidentifywhatisweakandwhatisstronginJeanMarieandwhatwecandonext.IfallpartnersstayonboardthemeterswillgoaheadthissummerRobinsonsaid.TheyarecurrentlywaitingtohearupdatesfromNaturalResourcesCanadaNRCanthebodyprovidingfundingtoJMRandothercommuni-tiesacrossCanadaforsmartgridprojects.NRCanisnowputtingoutarequestforproposalstogetaconsulateintodeterminewhichmeterstoinstallandtheprocesstogoaboutthatRobinsonsaid.Thatswherewearenowintheprocess.Residentshavebeencon-cernedthatthemeterswillonlybegoingoncommer-cialbuildingsandnotprivateresidencesbutSanguezsaidhehopestoextendthesmartmeterprogramtotheentirecommunityonceitgetsgoing.TwoTKFNcouncillorsaretravelingtoacommunitysimilarinsizetoJMRthatisalsoonasmartgridonthenorthernBCcoastlaterthismonthtotakeacloserlookathowthesystemworks.ThatswherewereatandIhopewhatweredoingen-couragesmorecommunitiestolookintothistooSan-guezsaid.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGNWT-basedDetonChoCorp.hasbeennamedoneofthe500fastestgrowingcompaniesinCanadabyPROFITMagazines25than-nualPROFIT500ranking.Theeconomicdevelop-mentarmoftheYellow-knivesDeneFirstNationYKDFNDetonChohasfourfully-ownedsubsidiar-iesandinterestin12otherpartnershipsorjointven-turesprimarilyfocusedonprovidingconstructionandsupporttotheminingindustry.Forafewyearsnowweguredthatwewereoneofthefastestgrowingcompa-niesintheNorthRoyEras-musJr.CEOofDetonChosaidinanewsrelease.WewerepleasantlysurprisedtondoutthatwereoneofthefastestgrowinginCanada.DetonChosrevenueshavenearlyquadrupledoverthepastveyearsplacingit276onthePROFIT500list.Twenty-veyearsagothecompanystartedoutwithjusta15000grant.ErasmuschalksituptothegrowthoftheresourceindustryintheNWT.TheNorthhasbeenanareaoftremendouseconomicopportunityforalongtimenowthankstoresourcede-velopmenthesaid.Intheearlypartofthelastcen-turyitwasgold.Todayitsdiamonds.Anditlooksliketheresplentyofopportu-nityforthingslikeoilandgasandothermineralsinthefuture.Hesaidthecompanyfo-cusedwiselyoninvestinginventuresthatwouldprovideemploymentopportunitiesforitsFirstNationsmembersformingjointventureswiththediamondindustryandbuildingsubsidiarycompa-niesthatcouldsupporttheburgeoningmines.Inthebeginningthoseven-turesreliedontheexpertiseofsoutherncompaniesbutEras-mussaidthatwasafootinthedoornotalong-termplan.ForexampleoriginallyweweretheAboriginalpartnerinEkatiServiceswhichhadthecontractforcateringandcampservicesatDiavikMine.AfewyearsagowhenwehaddevelopedourowncapacityBouwaWheeCateringtookoverthecontract.BouwaWheeisa100percentDetonCho-ownedcompany.WhenitcomestoAborigi-nalcompaniesintheNorthalotofpeoplejustexpectustopartnerwithothercompaniesforthepaychequetoletthemdotheworkwhilewecontrib-uteAboriginalcontent.Butthatsnothowwework.OurvisionistocreateprosperityfortheYellowknivesDenesothatmeanscreatingrealopportuni-tiesforemploymentandtrain-ing.Weemploymorethan300peopleandwereproudtosaythatabout40percentofthemareAboriginalandnearly90percentarefromtheNorth.Erasmussaiditsanhon-ourtobeacknowledgedbyPROFIT.IthinkitspeakstotheenormouspotentialoftheNorthaswellastothede-terminationanddriveoftheYellowknivesDeneFirstNa-tionhesaid.DetonChoCorp.oneofCanadasfastestgrowingcompaniesPhotoJMRFNEnvironmentConservationIndustryFirstNationsThecommunityofJeanMarieRiveristakingstepstobetherstcommunityintheNWTtoinstallsmartgridmeters.