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BilltoamendLiquorActstirsupfussintheSahtuTheNormanWellsCham-berofCommercehasvoiceditsconcernwithSahtuMLANormanYakeleyasprivatemembersbill.Seepage3.GametihostsfirsthighschoolgraduationJeanWetradeSchoolcele-brateditsrststarrynightconvocationforeightGrade12graduates.Seepage12.PaddleHappyTheNorthernYouthLeadershipSocietyandTaigacampsgearupforsummer.Seepage19.Finaldevolutionagree-mentissignedinInuvikVariousheadsofgovernmentgatheredattheMidnightSunRecreationComplextocele-bratethenalstepofdevolu-tiononJune25.Seepage10.HealingwalkexpectsbigturnoutnearMcMurrayThefourthceremonialmarchforpeopleconcernedwiththeoilsandsindustryisplanningfor500participantsonthe13-kmtarsandsloop.Seepage9.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00July22013Vol.37No.09ByJACKDANYLCHUKDettahChiefEdwardSan-griswalkedfromYellowknifeCourtHouseafreemanFri-dayafternoonacquittedbyajuryofthreechargesofsexualassault.ImgoinghometorestSangrissaidanddeclinedtosaymoretomediaasfam-ilyandfriendsembracedhimaftertheweek-longtrialthatwasalmostderailedonthenalday.Threejurorsweredis-missedaftertheysaidtheyfeltintimidatedbyhostilelooksfromJonasSangrisadefensewitnessandbrotheroftheaccused.Thelastavailablesubstitutewassummonedtobringthejuryuptothemini-mumnumberof10sixmenandfourwomen.SangrissmiledandshookhandswithhislawyerEamonOKeefeafterthejurorsconrmedtheverdicttheyreachedafterjusttwohoursofdeliberation.ThetrialwasmarkedbyconflictingtestimonythatbareddivisionsandallegiancesinDettahaYel-lowknivesDenecommunityof250wheremanyarerelatedbybloodormarriage.Thecomplainantasin-glemotherwhoseidentityisprotectedbyacourt-orderedpublicationbantestiedthatSangrisgropedhercrotchandfondledherbreastsmorethan40timesbetween1986and1990andagainin1994-96.Sangrisservedasabandcouncillorforpartofthattimeandthewomanworkedinthebandofce.Shesaidthattheassaultsoccurredonmorningswhenshewasalonecleaningtheofcebeforeitopenedtothepublic.Thewomansaidin1996shecomplainedtoJonasSangrisDettahchiefatthetimeandthreatenedtogotothepoliceunlesssomethingwasdone.AmeetingwascalledandEdwardSangrisresignedhiscouncilseatshesaid.Iftherewasarecordoftheclosedmeetingitdidnotsur-vivearelocationofthebandofceinwhichsomeleswerewater-damaged.JuryacquitsDettahchiefonsexassaultchargesWhenhetestiedinhisowndefenseSangrisdeniedtheallegationsofabuseandsaidheagreedtoleavecouncilbecausehewasworkingataremoteminesiteandunabletoproperlyfulllhisduties.RichardEdjericonchair-manoftheMackenzieVal-leyEnvironmentalImpactReviewBoardwastheonlyDettahpoliticianfrom1996whosetestimonysupportedthewomansevidence.TheabuseallegationspromptedhimtoaskSangristostepdownhesaid.SangrissaidhewasongoodtermswithEdjericonuntil2007whenhebeatoutEdjericoninaraceforDet-tahstoppoliticaljob.ThewomanwenttotheRCMPin2011withhercom-plaintwhenSangriswaschief.Heattributedthattoalanddisputewiththeband.PhotoJackDanylchukDettahChiefEdwardSangrisleavestheYellowknifeCourtHouseFridayfreeofallcharges.PhotoPaulBannisterGeorgeCummingleft4andsisterRaiona8proudlyshowofftheirCanadianspiritwithmapleleaftattoosandplentyofredandwhiteduringtheCanadaDaycelebrationsinFortSmithonMonday.July1wascelebratedinpatrioticstyleacrosstheNorthwithparadesmusicandmore.Seepage15. PoliticsFederal2TuesdayJuly22013NEWSBRIEFSMiningregulationstobesplitThefederalgovernmentislookingtodividethecurrentNorthwestTerritoriesandNunavutMiningRegulationsintotwodistinctregulationsforeachterritory.Thiswillnotcreateadditionalregulationsbutrathercreateanadministrativeseparationbetweenthetwominingdistrictstheplanstates.ThechangeswillnotaffectroyaltypaymentsonminingproductionbutwillhelpwiththedevolutionprocesswhenitcomestomineraladministrationaccordingtothefederaldepartmentofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopment.Futureconsultationwithkeystakeholdersiscurrentlybeingplanned.YellowknifeRCMPinvestigatearsonYellowknifeRCMPrespondedtoavehiclereinDan-ielsCourtonJune23around230a.m.Theredepart-mentgainedcontrolovertheblazebeforeitspread.Noonewasinjured.Policebelieveitwasnotarandomat-tack.TheYellowknifeRCMPDetachmentandForen-sicIdenticationSectionareworkingwiththeterrito-rialremarshalsofceinordertodeterminethecauseofthere.Theinvestigationisongoing.AnyonewithmoreinformationisaskedtocallYellowknifeRCMPat669-1111.NorthernGatewayhearingswrapupAftervemonthspublichearingsoverEnbridgespro-posedNorthernGatewaypipelinecametoanendlastMonday.Nofurtherevidencelegislativechangesoragreementswillfactorintothereport.ThereviewpanelwillprepareitsnaldeliberationsandrecommendationsintoareportforthefederalgovernmentexpectedtobeavailabletothepublicbytheendofDecember.ThemajorpetroleumpipelinewouldtransportcrudeoilfromAlbertasoilsandstoatankerportinKitimatBCforexport.TheproposalhasgeneratedheatedoppositionfromBCFirstNationsmostnotablytheYinkaDeneAlliancewhichissuedaceaseanddesistordertoEn-bridgelastweek.ThealliancehasstatedthepresenceofEnbridgeofcialsonYinkaterritorywillbeconsid-eredtrespassing.SomeofthebestbrandsinthebusinesssuchasHeartlandandKeystoneGETGEAREDUPATNORTHSTARCHRYSLERwherewehaveahugeselectionofnewandusedCampersFifthWheelsandToyHaulerswww.northstarchrysler.caWHEREPEOPLEBECOMECUSTOMERSFORLIFERegularprice63410SALE47781TruckandTrailerComboFREENightStayinHighLevelwitheverypurchaseByMEAGANWOHLBERGRCMPseizedtheex-pensereturnsoffederalConservativecandidateSandyLeelastmonthinitscontinuedinvestigationofSenatorMikeDuffysex-penseclaimsascontroversygrowsaroundmisspendingwithintheparty.Leewhoranunsuccess-fullyagainstWesternArcticNDPMPDennisBevingtoninthe2011federalelectionwasinvoicedonly209byDuffyfollowinghisvisittotheNorthwestTerritoriesinApril2011coveringjusttwotaxiridestoahotelindown-townTorontoonhiswaytoYellowknifeandParkandFlychargesatOttawasairport.CanadasElectionsActre-quirescandidatestopayalltravelexpensesforSenatorsandMembersofParliamentwhocampaignontheirbe-halfincludingmealsac-commodationsightsandothercosts.Ifnotchargedtothecandidatethosecostsarerequiredtobereportedasnon-monetarycontribu-tions.DuffydidneitherinthecaseofLeescampaign.DuffysinvoicetoLeeasreportedbyTheHillTimesshowedtheSena-torinformedLeehehadchargedhotelandflightcostsfromOttawatoYel-lowknifeviaTorontototheConservativePartyofCan-adaandhadnotbilledLeeforthe330tabhepickedupattheFuegorestaurantinYellowknife.Hotelschargedtocam-paign.BoardingpassesenclosedforflightsOt-tawaTorontoYellowknifeOttawaTravelchargedtoCPCConservativePartyofCanadatheinvoicestated.Politicalpartiesareal-lowedtofundtravelforMPsandSenatorscam-paigningnationallyforthepartyusuallywhentouringwiththepartyleaderbutnotonbehalfofindividualcandidates.OppositionMPssuspectthetransferoffundswasusedtoavoidoverspendingbycandidatesintheirrid-ings.Leescampaignex-pensescamewithin324ofherlimitof87785leavingnoroomtopayforDuffysightstoandhotelcostsinYellowknife.DuffyalsovisitedNormanWellswithLeeduringhercampaign.LeementionedonTwitteronApr.82011thatshewasmeetingDuffyinNormanWells.HistravelclaimsindicatehewasonSenatebusiness.Bevingtonsaidheques-tionswhetherornottheNor-manWellstripwhichin-cludedcharterightsthroughDiscoveryAirwasproperlyaccountedfor.HedidntjustgotoYel-lowknifehewenttoNor-manWellsBevingtonsaidofDuffy.Theresnoindi-cationhowhegotthere-didhegetpaidtogotherehowdidhegetthere...IftherestofhercampaignteamisontheplanewhichwouldincludeDuffyyouwouldthinkthatthatwouldthenbecomeacampaignexpense.Leewhoisnowem-ployedbyfederalHealthMinisterLeonaAglukkaqasregionaldirectorinYel-lowknifewithasalaryof123000ayearrefusedtocommentonhercam-paignexpensesorwhatwasincludedinherper-sonalexpenses-asecondspendingcategorythatmustbereportedfollowingapo-liticalcampaign.Mycampaignfiledallrequiredreportsinaccor-dancewithallrelevantruleswithintheElectionsCanadalegislationandguidelinesshetoldTheJournalinanemaildirectingquestionsinsteadtotheConservativePartyheadquarters.Leespersonalexpensestotalled48586.17comparedtoBevingtons8109.60andLiberalcandidateJoeHandleys9944.77.Nearly47000ofLeespersonalclaimsarestilllistedasun-paidontheElectionsCanadawebsite.TravelexpensesofMPsandSenatorscampaigningforcandidatesmustbeledunderthecampaignandnotpersonalexpensescategory.Unlikepersonalexpensescampaignexpensesreceive60percentbackfromthefederalgovernmentandarecapped.Leeoriginallymadethemistakeofpersonallypay-ing6000tooneofhercampaignworkersCarlaHanvold-Walkerwhichshouldhavebeensubjecttohercampaignexpenseslimit.ThemoneywaseventuallyreturnedtoLeetokeephercampaignexpensesunderthelimit.Hanvold-WalkerisalsoemployedinAglukkaqsYel-lowknifeofceasaspecialassistant.ThisisnotthefirsttimetheConservativePartyhasbeenaccusedoftransfer-ringelectionexpenses.In2006ElectionsCanadaarguedincourtthatthepartyusedasimilarpat-ternonlythattimetocre-atemorespendingroominthenationalcampaignusingNWTConservativecandidatesexpensereturnsseizedbyRCMPSandyLeescampaignspendingtiedupinSenateexpensescandalThefactthattherewere15SenatorswhoshowedtheseenormoustravelexpensesduringthelastfederalelectionsaysthatthesepeoplewereactingoutsidetheboundsofwhattheSenatessupposedtobeandmaybeactuallydoingthingsthatshouldneverhavebeendoneWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonindividualcandidatesbud-gets.Thistimetheyareaccusedoftheopposite.Bevingtonsaidthegrow-ingscandalwithSenatorscampaignexpenseswhichhasseenDuffyresignfromtheConservativePartycau-cusandimplicatesthreeotherSenatorsincludingPamelaWallingivesproofthattheSenateisnolon-gerfunctioningthewayitwasintended.Thefactthattherewere15SenatorswhoshowedtheseenormoustravelexpensesduringthelastfederalelectionsaysthatthesepeoplewereactingoutsidetheboundsofwhattheSenatessupposedtobeandmaybeactuallydoingthingsthatshouldneverhavebeendonehesaid.IthinkCanadiansarestart-ingtogetthatmessagethatthisappointedSenatehasout-useditsusefulnessasabodyofsobersecondthoughtandhasmorphedintothispoliticalanimalthatiscom-pletelyinappropriate.Asfortheexpenseshesaidhewouldliketoseeafederalelectionwhereev-erythingisaboveboard.Iranallmytravelex-pensesaspartoftheelec-tioncampaignandIonlyspent50000soIdidnthavetokeeptheminmypockethesaid.Every-bodythattravelledwithmewaspaidforwhichshowedupinthecam-paignexpenses...ButthenagainIvenevereverhadtoworryabouttheelectionexpensescap.OneyearIwonandIhadthelowestamountspentofanyNDPcandidatewoninthecoun-try.Itwas45000.SoIvealwayshadfairlylowex-pensesbecauseinrealitythatsnotwhatwinsitforyouintheNorth. 3TuesdayJuly2201315thAnnualAuroraOpenCorporateSponsorsNorthwesTelNWTPowerCorp.Dr.StephenPrestDeBeersDiavikBHPRoyalCanadianLegionBranch239PrizeSponsorsKaesersTouchofHeavenBerrosPizzeriaShearFunNorthwesternAirLeaseRapidPetroleumPelicanRapidsGolfCountryClubBrookmarElectricThankYoufromAuroraCollegeAuroraCollegewouldliketothankthesponsorsofthisyearsAuroraOpenfundraisingtournament.Throughthegeneroussupportofoursponsorsthe15thannualAuroraOpenraised8000.00forthe3rdannualNWTYouthSymposiumPoliticsLiquorActByRENEFRANCOEURTheNormanWellsCham-berofCommercesaysitsstandingupforprivatebusi-nessesandvoicingstrongop-positiontoarecentlyintro-ducedprivatemembersbillthatseekstogiveSahtucom-munitiesavoiceinamendingliquorrestrictions.SahtuMLANormanYakeleyabroughtforththebillwhichreceivedsec-ondreadingonJune6tohelpcombattheescalatingproblemofalcoholabuseanditslinktoviolenceintheSahtu.Whenaplebiscitenar-rowlylifted40year-oldli-quorrestrictionsinNormanWellsinearly2012votingwasonlyopentoNormanWellsresidentsdespitethefactthatcitizensfromacrosstheSahtuusetheNor-manWellsLiquorAgency-theonlyliquorstoreintheregion.Bill24seekstoenableSahtucommunitiestovoteinanyplebiscitetodeter-mineifliquorsalesshouldberestrictedattheNormanWellsliquorstore.AssoonasthatplebiscitewentthroughIbeganre-ceivinganumberofemailslettersandphonecallsfrompeopleallacrosstheSahtuconcernedthattheydidntgetachancetohaveasayinthevoteYakeleyatoldTheJournal.Theydidntthinkitwasfairthat30percentofthepopulationoftheSahtudictatestotheother70percent...Theyvetoldmetheamountofcrimeandalcoholabuseisgoingupintheircommunitiesanditshavingadevastatingeffectandtheyshouldhavehadasayinthematter.ChrisBuistpresidentoftheNormanWellsChamberofCommercewrotealettertoYakeleyaexpressinghisconcernwiththebill.Bill24-ifpassed-wouldsetadangerousandindefensibleprecedentingivingcommunitieswithinaregionthepowertointer-ferewithprivatebusinesshestated.HewentontonotethatSahturesidentsalsopurchasealcoholfromYellowknifeandInuvik.WearesomewhatpuzzledthatifthepurchaseofliquorbySahturesidentsisthemo-tivationbehindBill24whydidyounotsuggestthatotherliquoroutletsservingtheSahtualsobesubjectedtothewishesoftheSahtucommunitiesBuistargued.IntheletterheurgesallMLAstodefeatthebillinordertocontinuetoallowprivatebusinesstooperatewithoutpoliticalinterference.Thisbillwouldcreatemoreofaregionalgovern-mentapproachtoourop-erationsandnottheterri-torialapproachlegislationshould.IfthereisgoingtobeanamendmenttotheLi-quorActitshouldbeforalloftheNorthwestTerritoriesnotjusttheSahtunotregion-allyspecicBuistlatertoldTheJournalinaninterview.Thisisnotthebestapproachtosolvingsocialissues.Ithinkitskindofaradicalapproachtodoingthat.Yakeleyareleasedathree-pagerebuttaltoBuistsletterlastweekaswellasaques-tionandanswersheet.TheMLAnotedthatthesaleofhardliquorinNor-manWellshasincreasedbyalmost50percentsincerestrictionswereliftedandthathehasbeenadvisedbycommunityleadersandtheRCMPthatcrimerelatedtoalcoholconsumptionhasalsorisennoticeably.AccordingtotheNWTLiquorCommissiontherewasa6.82percentaccu-mulativeincreaseintheli-tresofalcoholwinebeerspiritssoldfrom20102011to20122013.AdditionallyaRCMPre-portshows47percentofallpolicecallsinTulitain2012werealcohol-related.InFortGoodHopethatnumberwas66percentfollowedcloselybehindbyNormanWellsat52percent.Therewillbepeopleop-posedandthisiswhatpublicpolicyisallabout.HowevertheoppositionofaminorityofresidentsshouldnotstopusfromtakingboldactionstoaddressthisissueYake-leyasaid.WhileBruistsaidthattothebestofhisknowledgethebillwasintroducedwithoutconsultationwithallSahturesidentsortheimpactedbusinesstheNormanWellsLiquorAgencyYakeleyatoldTheJournaltheconsulta-tionprocessisjustabouttobeginnowthatthebillisinthehandsoftheStandingCommitteeonGovernmentOperations.TheintroductionofthebillfollowsarecentcommunityforuminTulitaheldinMaywithMinisterofHealthandSocialServicesTomBeaulieuandMinisterofJusticeGlenAbernethypresentalongsideYakeleya.Itwasagoodopportu-nityforpeopletositandtalkwithlegislatorsandsaytousDosomethingdiffer-entaboutthealcoholabusedosomethingcreativebeboldandlookatwherewecanmakechangesYake-leyasaid.WehavealotofthingsgoingonintheSahturegionfordevelopmentandoneofthebiggesthindersisalco-holabuseandRCMPcrimestatsandHealthandSocialServicesstatesthis.WeknowforafactwehavetotacklethisbeforetheSahtugetsre-allybusyhesaid.PublichearingsonBill24areexpectedtobeginthisfall.ChamberofCommerceopposesliquorrestrictionsBill24toAmendLiquorActtargetsproblemofalcoholabuseinSahtuNormanWellsSalesLitresApril12010toMarch312013Increaseinlitresfrom201011to2011123.97Increaseinlitresfrom201112to2012132.75Increaseinlitresfrom201011to2012136.82TheliquorrationingsystemwasremovedefectiveFebruary12012YearSalesLitresApril12010-March312011April12011-March312012April12012-March31201320950002315002638000191312198914204375SahtuMLANormanYakeleya EDITORIALARCHIVES10YearsAgo...PremierswantmoreTheWesternCanadapremiersconferencewashighlightedbycallsforincreasedfund-ingforhealthcarenationalinfrastructureandterritorialcontroloverresourcesfromthefederalgovernment.Thepremiersarereadytoguaranteethatanynewtransfersfromthefederalgovernmentwillbestrictlyspentonimprovinghealthcare.AlbertaPremierRalphKleinsaidhewasreadytosigninbloodifIhaveto.IssueJuly7199820YearsAgo...100reslastweekendTheWesternArcticishalfwaytothere-cord-setting613resreportedin1989andthebusiestpartoftheseasonsonlyjustbegun.Therewere101forestresreportedlastweekendaccountingforone-thirdofallressofarthisyear.Thetotalnumberwaspushedto302byMondayafternoon.Thatsaroundtheaveragetotaleveryyear.IssueJuly7199330YearsAgo...NWTelwantsrateincreasesNorthwesTelInc.hasaskedtheCanadianRa-dio-TelevisionandTelecommunicationsCom-missionCRTCforageneralincreaseinrates.Theincreaseswouldresultinmonthlyratesforexchangeserviceincreasingbyanaverageof4.29forindividualbusinessserviceand2.21forindividualresidenceservice.Cointelephoneservicewouldincreasefrom10centsto25centsandlongdistancerateswithinNorthwesTelsoperatingareaby10.5percent.IssueJuly819824TuesdayJuly22013TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.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.15adsnorj.caAdministration...............AldoLandaverde867-872-3000ext.29adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caIntern.........................GeorginaSkippingsSomeleadersrisetoprominenceintimesofcriseslikeWinstonChurchillwholedBritainthroughherdarkesthourinthewaragainstNaziGermany.Indeedsomestrugglewithacceptancebytheelectorateandneedagoodcrisistolendthemcredibility.ThatwasthecasewithBarackObamainOctober2012duringthenalstagesofthepresidentialelec-tionwhenhewasneckandneckwithRepublicanrivalMittRomney.HurricaneSandythelargestofthe2012seasonopportunelyslammedtheeastcoast.ThedevastationwasmassiveandwithallAmericawatchingObamawasonthescenesympatheticandinvolvedprovid-inghopeandpromisingaid.Manysaidthatwasthepushheneededthemo-mentumboosterthatgothimoverthetop.Untiltheoodsof2013AlisonRedfordwasstruggling.AredToryinultracon-servativeAlbertashewasseenbymanyasalameduckpremier.InapolltakeninMarchRedfordspopularitywasat29percentandDanielleSmithleaderoftheWildrosePartyandhermainoppo-nentalmostdoublethatat53percent.InApriltheNationalPostranastorythatRedfordspopularityhadtankedsobadlyshemaynotevensurvivealeader-shipreviewatherNovemberconvention.AsubsequentpollinAprilcommissionedbytheEdmontonJournalandCalgaryHeraldshowednearlytwo-thirdsofAl-bertansfeltshehassteeredtheprovinceoffcourse.InadditiontodissatisfactionwithRedfordthepollshowed77percentreportingdispleasurewiththegov-ernmentsnancialmanagement.Redfordwasvirtuallyundersiege.HernumbersshowedworstinruralAlbertawheretheWildRosePartydominatesbuturbancentreswerenotfarbehind.AlloppositionpartiesmadegainsbutDanielleSmithsstarseemedtoberisingthemost.ThecharismaticleaderwhonumbersStephenHarperamonghermentorslambastedtheRedfordgov-ernmentonits6billionofredinkinastirringspeechattheendofAlbertaslegislativesittinginMaytheoneyearanniversaryofherclosedefeatatthehandsofRedford.SmithwasborninCalgaryandherridingincludesHighRiverarguablythehardesthitofallcommunitiesinthesouthernAlbertaoodinglastweek.Smithhasnotbeeninthemediaspot-lightlikeRedford.UnlikeRedfordsheisnotincharge.Redfordbycontrastdominatedthena-tionalmediafornearlyaweek.BackedbyabevyofgravecabinetministersshouldertoshoulderwithpopularCalgaryMayorNaheedNenshiandinnumerousphotoopswiththePrimeMinisterwhoshoweduptocommithundredsofarmytroopssheappearedpoisedcaringandcompetent.Shewasincommandanobviousleaderinatimeofcrisis.Importantlyshedidalltherightthings.Gonewasanyconcernoverbudget-ingthathadmadehercannonfodderashortmonthbefore.Shedismissedallbudgetaryconcernscavalierlyandpledged1billiontooodrelief.Theworldhaschangedshesaidandthemessagewassohadallpriorities.TightpursestringswerenolongeraconcerntoAlbertansandsheknewit.TheoodisforRedfordwhatHurri-caneSandywasforObama.TherealstorythatfollowedtheoodisthemettleandspiritofAlbertanshowtheybandtogethertohelponeanothertenaciousthroughtoughtimes.Redfordwasapartofthatintherightplaceattherighttimeandwillbenetfromit.Wecannotevenbegintofathomthecostsoftheoodrecovery.Inadditiontocaringfortheneedsofimpactedciti-zensAlbertawillhaveaverylargein-frastructurebilltocoverovertime.Thenthereistheimpacttotheeconomy-lostbusinesspresentandfuture.Redfordsnextbigchallengewillbetollthede-pletedprovincialcofferswithmoneytocoverthoseonerouscosts.HowelsetodothatthanencouragemoregrowthintheoilsandsindustrytheengineofgrowthfortheprovinceRedfordhasbeenferventinherex-tensivelobbyingeffortsinsupportoftheKeystoneXLandNorthernGatewaypipelines.Atleastoneofthemwouldprovideameanstodeliveroilsandsbitumentointernationalmarketsen-ablingfurtherexpansionoftheindustryinnortheasternAlberta.Nowtheimper-ativethatshesucceedinthoseeffortswillbemuchgreater.ThenewsRedforddidnotwanttohearinthenewAmericanClimatePlanre-leasedbyObamalastweekwasthatclimateconcernsareabsolutelycriticaltodeterminingiftheKeystoneXLpipe-lineshouldbeapproved.Thatfollow-ingthere-electioninMayofamajoritygovernmentofBCLiberalswhoareonrecordopposingtheNorthernGatewaypipelinetothewestcoastmeansRed-fordhasabigjobaheadofher.TheUnitedStatesislandlockedAl-bertasonlycustomerforoilandisrou-tinelyndingnewhomegrownenergysourcesthankstofrackingsoAlbertaoilfetchesameagre50perbarrelintheUSwellbelowthemarketrate.Al-bertaverybadlyneedstondawaytosellthatoilinternationallytoincreaserevenue.Herpost-oodpopularitywillholdforawhilebutwiththreeyearsleftinhertermAlisonRedforddesperatelyneedsoneofthosepipelinestogothrough.Amust-havepipelineforRedfordPhotoDonJaqueSidBaileyatfarleftdirectorofphotographyforTSNfromCalgaryarrivedinthemiddleofCanadaFestivitiesindowntownFortSmithtolmandcapturetheavourandenergyofthecommunityfortheirbidintheKraftandTSNCelebrationTour.Thereis25000atstakethatcouldgotohelpFortSmithwhichjustlostitsarenaduetoareortocompetitorWhitehorseanditssixsurroundingcommunitiestohelpoperatetheirexistingcurlingfacilities.Checkoutwww.kraftcelebrationtour.cafordetails.VotingwilltakeplaceJuly8for24hours-youcanvoteasoftenasyoulike.Thetourhasbeenongoingforfouryearsandhasgivenoutvastsumsofmoney.Thisyearthereare20competitorseachupagainstonerival.BaileywaswarmlyreceivedbyhundredsfromFortSmithwhoswarmedConibearParkinfullCanadaDayregaliaduringtheannualshfryservedupbymembersoftowncouncil. LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR5TuesdayJuly22013FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms21Cand10CNorms23Cand10C11Low12Low20High19High11Low23High15Low14Low14Low26High25High11Low26High15Low20High24HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms20Cand9CNorms21Cand12C8Low6Low10Low7Low13Low12Low22High21High13Low20High17Low21High12High18High11High19HighEditorIreadReneFrancoeursar-ticleFortSmithmanstandsonguardforwhoopingcranes.ThearticlementionsAlmosteverylongweekendthereareFellowNorthernersIrecentlyreadonlinearatherimperiousletterfromaLiberalAlbertanMLAbythenameofBlakeman.ShewasgivingheropinionstopersonsapparentlyoflowerIQsthanhersregardingourbeleagueredNorthern-accessCityCentreAirport.BeforeIgotaroundtocalculatingthedegreeofherpatienttransfer-timemiscalculationIcouldnthelpbutreectuponhowthegenuinerespectonceshowntoAlbertansbytheirgovern-menthasdisappearedovermylifetimeoflivingandservingintheNorth.IrecallasachildbeingallowedtoquietlysitatourkitchentableandlistentoDadexplainNorthernreali-tiestotwograciouscabinetministerswhodownallthewayoutinatinyCessnainre-sponsetoawell-writtenletter.ThensoonthereafterIalsorememberDad-whohadnopoliticalconnections-accept-inganinvitationtovisitwiththeSocialCreditPremierhimselfinordertobeabletodirectlyanswerhisquestions.Itwasimpossibleinthosedecadesnottobeaproudpa-triotofthisonce-specialprov-inceAwell-reasonedargu-mentstillmeantmoretomostpoliticiansthanmoney.Edmontonitselfwasmuchdifferentthentoo.ThecitywasstillawareofitsuniquestatusasGatewayandSup-pliertotheNorthandproudtobeso.MostEdmontoniansthemselvesseemedtobebutasteportworemovedfromrurallifeandthehinterlandwasofsomefascinationtothem.Thehugevolumeofbusinessandthelargenum-berofjobsbroughttothecityfromtheNorthwerenottakenforgrantedastheyaretoday.AndyesEdmontonianswerebrightenoughthentorealisethattheyaredeeplyfortunatetopossessoneofthemosthistoricandcolour-fulaireldsontheplanetper-hapstheonlyoneboastingsomanylegendsfromWopMaytoopen-aircockpitdiptheria-vaccinerunsin-40degreestobeingtheaireldterminusoftheaerialhuntforAlbertJohnsonHaveEdmontoniansnownosenseordesireofbecomingaNorthernworld-classcityManyofthegreatesturbancentressuchasTorontoChi-cagoNewYorkLondonetc.evenCalgarywithitscurrentgrowthpatterncherishtheirculturallymedicallyandnan-cially-essentialdowntownair-ports.HenryDechantquotedsomeuncommonlyinsightfulmediapersonassayingCityCentreAirportisajewelwhichwouldbetheenvyofanyfor-ward-thinkingcityIrecallsomeoneelsewrit-ingsomethingtothiseffectUsetherunwayforamerecitystreetyoudriveameremile.Usetherunwayasarun-wayyoucantraveltheglobeForwhatitisworthmyfatherwroteabookabouthisbush-pilotingandthoseadventurestoobeganwithflying-lessonstakenattheMunicipalAirport.ThatisalsowhereDadpurchasedouraeroplane.AndtheMuniwaswherehegotpartsandhadhiswoodenpropellersrebuiltespeciallyafterthetimehecrashlandedatPeaceRiveronabrokenski.Onthatparticularmercy-ighthisunfortunateseverely-illpassengerwasunconsciousevenbeforetheextraexcite-mentcommenced.MoretoourpresentpointIrecallmymumyingforhourstotheMunioneanx-iousfrightfulafternooninanambulance-airsickascanbebuttotallyoccupiedwithgettingmylittlebrotherwhocamewithininchesofdeathtothevenerableRoyalAlexjustasquicklyasconceivablypos-sible.Hadshort-sightedpoli-ticiansthenasnowinsistedthattheplanewanderonpastEdmontontoLeducIwonderifBrowouldstillhavebeenaroundlastmonthtopublishthatnewbookofhisPerpetualAlbertaOpposi-tion-memberBlakemanrepeat-edlyoffersusher20-minutepatienttransfermantrabutinsodoingsheisasreality-challengedasthePCMinis-tersoppositeherintheHouse.Thefactisiftwoambu-lancestookoffsimultane-ouslyfromthesameNorth-ernaireldsaySlaveLakesormaybeFortVermilionsthepatientwholandedattheMunicipalwouldalreadybeinsurgerynextdoorattheRoyalbythetimetheotherplanehadownroundaboutthewestsideofthecitylandedandtaxiedformilespastjetlinertrafctoreachthehelicopter-orforthatmattertheland-ambulancewhenthehelicop-tersalreadyservingadifferentight.Oncethepatientweretransferredheandhismedicswouldthenstillhaveanotherhalf-hourrideaheadofthem-34hourinrush-hourtrafcPresentlyCity-CentreAir-portholdsrst-placeofanycityacrossourentireDominionforthequickestaverageair-port-to-hospitaltransfertimeIsntitjustbeyondbeliefthat1WeasAlbertansarenotatallproudofthatimportantdis-tinctionand2Wearethrow-ingthisdifcultachievementintothetrashItisnottoolatefortodaysgenerationofleaderstomel-lowouttheirnancialxa-tionsanddeterminetoregainaworldviewofanoblercaringandcompassionArlynH.vanEnnsFortChipewyanAlbertapeopleoutquaddinginthisnestingareaatFoxholes...OntheMaylongweekendabiggroupwasheadedrightforthenestandifIhadntbeenheretostopthemtheydmostlikelyNorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKAFortSmithvolleyballplayerisrustratedandheartbrokenaferbeingcutviaemailromtheNorthwestTerritoriesbeachvolleyballCanadaSummerGamesCSGteambecauseshecouldntrelocatetoYellowkniethedesignatedtrainingcentreorthesummer.VolleyballplayerwantsfairerselectionprocessCouncillorKevinSmithTheT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6TuesdayJuly22013MtiscaribourulingsetslegalprecedentinCanadaByMEAGANWOHLBERGForthersttimesincethePaulettecaveat40yearsagoaNorthwestTerritoriescourthasruledonAboriginalrightswithitsdecisionconrmingtheNorthSlaveMtisAlli-ancesNSMArighttoharvestBathurstcaribou-adecisionthatcouldimpactthegroupsongoinglegalbattlewiththefederalgovernment.Theprecedent-settingcourtdecisioncamethroughafteroverayearofdeliberationontheeveofAboriginalDayaf-rmingtheCrownsduty-andfailure-tomeaningfullycon-sultwiththeNSMAwheninresponsetotheBathurstherdsdeclinetheGNWTalongwiththeTlichogovernmentagreedtolimittheannualharvestto300caribou.Whiletagsweresplitbe-tweentheTlichoandYellow-knivesDeneFirstNationtheNSMAwasleftoutoftheal-lowableharvest.NWTSupremeCourtJus-ticeShannonSmallwoodap-pliedthePowleytest-alegaltesttodeterminewhetherornotMtishaveprimafacierights-forthersttimeinNWThistoryconcludingNSMAmembersdoinfacthaveclaimtoAboriginalrightsunderSection35oftheCon-stitutionintheareanorthofGreatSlaveLake.InherrulingshefoundthatancestorsofNSMAmembersincludingFrancoisBeaulieutravelledhuntedshedguidedandtrappedintheareawhereNSMAmemberscontinuetoexercisetheirrights.Itsaverysignicantvic-toryNSMApresidentBillEngesaid.WearetheonlyMtispeopleintheNorthwestTerritoriesthatnowhaveju-diciallyafrmedSection35AboriginalrightsandtheresnownoquestionthattheareanorthofGreatSlaveLakeisthetraditionallandsoftheNorthSlaveMtispeople.SmallwoodorderedtheGNWTtoimmediatelyconsultwiththeNSMAandprovidereasonableaccommodationthroughnegotiationwithre-specttomanagementoftheBathurstherd.ThevictoryfortheMtismarksthersttimeinCana-dianjurisprudencewhereaMtisorganizationhassuc-cessfullyprosecutedacon-sultationandaccommoda-tionlawsuittherebysettingthefoundationforotherMtisgroupsinCanada-alongwithFirstNationsandInuit-touseasameanstoremedywrongfuldecisionsmadebytheCrown.Therulingnowhasthepotentialtoimpactanon-goinglegalsuittakenbytheallianceagainstthefederalgovernmentfollowingade-cisionbyAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentAANDCMinisterBernardValcourtstatingthatNorthSlaveMtisarenotadistinctrights-bearingAboriginalgroupintheregion.EngeonbehalfoftheNSMArecentlytookthemattertoafederalcourttohaveajudgedecidewhetherornotthegrouphasenoughevidencetoproveithasprimafacierightsinthearea.Thatdecisioncouldimpactthealliancesclaimtoresourcerevenuesfromdevolutionalongwiththeabilitytone-gotiateitsownlandandre-sourcesagreement.Icantpredicthowthegov-ernmentofCanadaisgoingtoreacttothisdecisionbutwhatIcansayisthatgov-ernmentalongwithcitizenshavetorespectthelawandrightnowthelawsaysthattheNorthSlaveMtispeoplepossessSection35Aborigi-nalrightshesaid.EngesaidtheAANDCministertoldtheNSMAinaNovember2011letterthattheapproachhewouldtakeregardingincludingtheMtisindevolutionnegotiationswouldhingeuponwhetherornotNSMAmembersweredeemedtoberights-bearing.NowwehavesecuredadecisionfromtheSupremeCourtoftheNorthwestTer-ritoriestotheeffectthatweareindeedSection35Aborig-inalrightsholders.HedidnttelluswhatkindofapproachhewouldtakewithusbutitcertainlyisdifferentthantheonehehastakenwhichistoexcludeusandignoreusEngesaid.Wehaveanexpectationthattherightthingtodonowisrespectthedecisionandundertakeanegotiationwithuswithaviewtoincludeusundertheauspicesofthede-volutionagreement.Thatswhatwethinkheshoulddoandthatswhatwewouldex-pecthisapproachtobe.LegalcounselfortheNSMAChrisDevlinofDev-linGailusBarristersandSo-licitorsinVictoriaBCsaidhehopesthefederalgovernmentwilltakeheedoftherulingandamenditsdecisionratherthanproceedthroughaseriesofexpensivelawsuits.AtsomepointboththeGNWTandfederalgovern-mentaregoingtohavetochangetheirpolicydecisions.ItsonlyamatterofpolicythatpreventsthemfromnegotiatingwiththeNSMA...Onewouldliketothinkthatresponsiblegovernmentswilllistentotheopinionsofthecourtandchangepolicyaccordingly.Thatstheinstitutionaldia-loguethatssupposedtohap-penbetweenthecourtsandthelegislatureandtheexecutiveDevlinsaid.SoIhopethatitdoesnttakeaseriesoflawsuitsbeforerea-sonablepeopleinbothlevelsofgovernmentsayPerhapsourcurrentpolicyisntthebestone.PoliticsAboriginalFilephotoNorthSlaveMtispresidentBillEngehopesthefederalgov-ernmentwilltakeheedoftheNWTSupremeCourtruling.THANKYOUtoeveryonewhocameouttoenjoyCanadaDayinFortSmithFormoreinformationcontacttheRCCat867872-4RECThankyoutothesponsorsvolunteersandstaffwhomadethedayasuccessTheRustyRavenMurrayandKarenScottTownofFortSmithRecreationStaffKaesersNorthwesternAirLeaseNorthernStoreLousSmallEngines PoliticsFirstNations7TuesdayJuly22013HighwaterinFortChipcouldbringpoliticalchangesNewriverchannelchangingdeltaACFNreserveboundariesByMEAGANWOHLBERGWiththehighestwaterlev-elsseensince1997anewchanneloftheAthabascaRiverhasquicklyformednearthecommunityofFortChipewyanchangingnotonlytheenvironmentofthedeltabutreserveboundariesfortheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFN.ACFNsreserveboundar-iesareshapedbynaturalfea-turesofthelandscapesuchasbodiesofwaterwhichchangeovertimeandhavedonesosinceitwasrstsur-veyedin1931.WhenthereservewasrstcreatedAlbertamanagedtokeepcontrolovermin-eralrightsaswellascontrolovertheAthabascaRiverandanywaterconnectedtoLakeAthabascasoasthosewaterbodieschangesodoesthelegalsituation.OvertheyearsthosewaterbodieshavechangedalotsaidJohnRigneydi-rectorofspecialprojectsforACFN.Somearenolon-gerwaterbodiesinwhichcasethatbecamereserveland.Nowanewwaterbodyisopeningupbeinganewchannelanditwillresultinalegaldecisionofsomesortatsomepointoverjurisdiction.ItmeansalittlechangeinboundariesbecausethewaterbelongstoAlbertasoifanewrivercutsthroughthatpartsAlbertas.WehaventhadanybigargumentswithAlbertayetorinthepastbutthatmaybejustbecausetherehasntbeenanyactiv-ityyetmineralactivityinthedeltaheadded.ThenewchannelwhichrunsoveranarrowbandoflandbetweentheriverandEggLakewasrstspottedonMay26atapproximately20feetwide.ByJune23Rigneysaiditwasover20metreswide.Thewaterwasspillingoverasectionofbankoveranentirekilometreoftheriverbanksothatwholeriverbankissaturatedal-mostlikesoup.Oncethewaterrunsthroughitiftherootsdontholdititjustwashesoutthedirt.ThosewithcabinsalongtheAthabascaareseeingsomeoodingbutmostarebuiltonhighgroundwiththeexpectationofeventualhighwatersandRigneysaidtheresbeennothingmajor.BCHydrobeganreleasingwaterfrombothitsBennettItssomethingthatsoonerorlatersome-onesgoingtohavetoputonamapandthatlltriggersomething.Theseareslowchangestheytakeagenerationsothereslotsoftimetoadapt.JohnRigneyAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationSothatswhatshappen-inghesaid.RainshavecausedtheAthabascatooodalloverthedeltasoquicklyinthecaseofthenewchannelthatitswashingthetreesout.RigneysaiditsentirelypossiblethattheAthabascaRivercouldbecomedivertedalongthatcourseoverthenextdecade.ThatsaidnooneinFortChipewyaniscomplaining.Thethinkingisthedeltaisallaboutchangeandchangeishealthyinthedeltahesaid.EggLakewherethechan-nelrunsthroughhistoricallyproducedthousandsofmusk-ratsbutaccordingtolocalsmuskratshavebeennearlyextirpatedfromthedeltaduetolowwaterlevelscausedbytheW.A.C.BennettDamup-streamonthePeaceRiver.Rigneysaidthenewchan-nelwillhelpcreatesmallerperchedbasinscreatenewvegetationandgivepeopleanewrivertotravelonandbuildtheircabinsalongside.andPeaceCanyondamsonJune26.Thedamsareex-pectedtospillatotalof2150to3000cubicmetrespersecondm3sofwater.ThemaximumnormaldischargefromthePeaceCanyonbycomparisonis1982m3s.Thespillwhichmaycon-tinueuninterrupteduntilmid-AugustcouldcauseLakeAthabasca-alreadyathighlevels-torisemoreincreas-ingwaterlevelsintheentiredeltaandhavingoneoftwoconsequencesaccordingtoRigney.Ifitstaysnearfloodstagefortwoweeksthenwaterwillseepthroughthegroundandllupsomeoftheperchedbasinsthesmalleronesandifitoodsoverthelandthenevery-thingwillbelledup.Ithastogetreallyhightodothatlikeitdidin97-thatsthelasttimetheyhadabigspillfromthedam.Addaercenortheastwindtothemixandthecommu-nitycouldseesomemajorfloodingbutRigneysaiditsallamatterofwhatifItsallreallydynamicatalltimeshesaid.Lastweekalmostallcabinsitesalongtheriverhadsomeood-ingbutoodingisexpectedandnotusuallyaproblem.Anythingbuiltinthedeltaistemporarybecauseev-erythingischanginginthedeltaallthetime.Itsaverydynamicplace.AsfortheshiftingofACFNsreserveboundar-iesRigneysaiditstoonewadevelopmentforanyactionrightnow.Hesuspectsanypoliticalchangeswilllikelybeslowones.Itssomethingthatsoonerorlatersomeonesgoingtohavetoputonamapandthatlltriggersomething.Theseareslowchangestheytakeagenerationsothereslotsoftimetoadapt.PhotosJohnRigneyThenewchanneloftheAthabascacutsthroughthetreesbetweentheriverandEggLake.Itwentfrombeing20feetwideto20metreswidewithinamonth.TheAthabascaRivernearEggLakeisatfullcapacityspillingoverthebankforabout1km.ThankyoutoallandthosewhotravelledtobewithusduringFRANKIEWILLBESADLYMISSEDChristaVernMarvinandfamilymembers.THANKYOUSOMUCHCecilFrankPhillips 8TuesdayJuly22013ParksCanadacounts700bisonatSweetgrassByRENEFRANCOEURAshundredsofbuffalochargedbyagroupofParksCanadastaffcrouchedbehindanoldcorralfenceatSweet-grassStationinWoodBuf-faloNationalParkshoutingoutcowbullandyear-lingamidstthethunderingnoiseandtremblingground.Theywerecollectingdatafortheannualsegregationcountwhichprovidesanestimateofthenumberofcalvesyearlingscowsandbullsinaherd.Thetwo-daycountwrappedupearlierthismonth.Weclassied700bisonLucyPattersonaParksbiolo-gisttoldTheJournal.Thatsahighnumber...aboutsevendifferentherds.WejustluckedouttheywereallatSweetgrassclosetogether.Theresultsofhowmanyofthosebisonwereineachcategoryremainstobede-terminedasPattersoncon-tinuescombingthroughherdataandaudiorecordings.Weclassifyindividualbisonintoageandsexcate-goriesbasedonfactorssuchasbodysizeandtheshapeoftheheadandhornsshesaid.Itsabitdifculttodowiththemmovingsofastbutwithareallygoodlookatthehornswecansubclassifythebullsintoclassonetwoandthreewiththreebeingtheoldest.TodothecountacrewoutofFortSmithfliesoutonafixed-wingaircrafttospotbisonherdstakingGPSpointsandsendingthembacktothegroundcrewwhothenboardahelicopter.Afterbeingdroppedoffashortdistancefromtheherdthegroupndsagoodplacetohide-typicallyaclumpofwillowsPattersonsaid.Thenthehelicopterslowlyherdsthebisontowardsus.Oneofustheclassifiershoutsouttheclassicationsastheypassshesaid.Parksisprimarilyinter-estedinthecalfper100cowsratioPattersonsaid.Itsameasurementofre-cruitmentintothepopulation.Thatcangiveusinforma-tionaboutthepopulationifitsincreasingordeclining.Thedatagatheredfromthesecountsisalsousedtodeterminewhatparkman-agementpoliciesandgoalsarerequiredtomaintainahealthybisonpopulationwithinthepark.AccordingtoNWTSpe-ciesatRiskwoodbisonwerealmosthuntedtoextinctionduringthe19thcentury.Theywerelegallylistedasthreat-enedunderthefederalSpe-ciesAtRiskActinJune2004.Populationshavebeengraduallyincreasingoverthepastseveralyears.AmasstotalcountofbisonisdoneeveryveyearsandisscheduledtohappenagaininMarch2014.AccordingtoPattersontherewere5000bisoncountedintheparkin2009.PhotoLucasBrownParksCanadaEnvironmentWildlifeResourceConservationOfcerDavidCampbellwatchescloselyasbisonstampedepasthishidingspotbehindanoldcorralfenceatSweetgrassStation.CampbellalongwithotherParksstaffconductedasegregationbisoncountearlierthismonth.HelpFortSmithwin25000forourArenaAsyouknowtherewasanearlymorningfireinMayattheFortSmithCentennialArenawhichhasresultedinournotbeingabletousethearenaforthemanyactivitiesweenjoythroughouttheyear.FortSmithhasachancetowin25000tohelpwiththecostofgettingussetupforanotherseasonofIceSports.Weareoneof20nalistsintheKraftCelebrationToursponsoredbyKraftCanada.WearecompetingagainstWhitehorseYKforourchancetowinandallweneedisyourvoteandyourvoicetospreadthewordVotingwilltakeplaceonJuly82013startingat1200p.m.ETwhichis1000a.m.ourtime.Youcanvoteasoftenasyoulikewithina24hourperiod.Gotowww.kraftcelebrationtour.caonJuly8thandvotevotevote.Tellallyourfriendsandfamilynearandfar.Spreadthewordacrossthenation-acrosstheworld.Allyouneedisaccesstoacomputeroraphone.Stationswillbesetuponthedayofvotingforthosewhomaynothaveaccessotherwisetotheinternet.VisitFortSmithKraftCelebrationTourFinalistfacebookpageformoreinformationonwhereandhowtovote.LetsmakeFortSmithawinner.LetsdoitforthekidsLetsdoitforusall PoliticsFirstNations9TuesdayJuly22012TarSandsHealingWalkboastshugeprogramFourthannualceremonialmarchexpects500-pluspeopleonwalkof13-kmtarsandsloopnearFortMcMurrayByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithhugenamesacompletedayofconcur-rentworkshopsandanex-pectedattendanceofmorethan500peoplethefourthannualTarSandsHealingWalknearFortMcMur-rayhasgrownfrombeingasmallceremonialmarcharoundtheoilsandsin-dustrialareatoafull-outeducationalandnetwork-ingeventforpeoplefromaroundtheglobe.TheHealingWalkwhichwilltakepeopleconcernedwiththeimpactsoftheoilsandsindustryontheirhealthwaysoflifeandtheenvironmentona13-kmmarcharoundwhatiscol-loquiallytermedthetarsandslooponJuly6beganasasmallgatheringatCraneLakeandhasquicklyevolvedintoathree-dayeventat-tractingbig-nameactiv-istsandcaravansofentireorganizations.Unlikepreviousyearsthisyearswalkwillfea-tureafullFridayofwork-shopsonJuly5onavari-etyoftopicsfrompipelinestoFirstNationstraditionalfoodsandceremoniesIdleNoMoreandBillsC-36andC-45oilsandsminingpro-cessesandopenspacesfornetworkinganddiscussingtheimpactsoftheindustry.EventorganizerErielDerangerwhoalsoworksascommunicationscoor-dinatorfortheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNinFortChipewyansaidthemovetoexpandtheeventcamefromparticipantfeedbackoverthelastcoupleofyears.TheywishedthereweremoreworkshopsandtimetonetworkwithpeopleKleinauthorofNoLogoandTheShockDoctrineandIdleNoMorefounderSylviaMcAdamaswellasBillMcKibbenanen-vironmentalactivistfromtheUSandfounderof350.orgagrassrootsmovementpipelinerouteandissuedaceaseanddesistordertoEnbridgelastweek.AgroupfromIdahofightingheavyloadsandpipelineinfrastructureinitsareaisalsocomingup.Around20peoplefromeventremainsalocalonestartedbylocalpeoplewithprioritygiventothevoicesofthesurroundingFirstNa-tionsmostaffectedbytheoilsandsindustry.MembersofACFNtheBeaverLakeCreeNationFortMcMurrayFirstNa-tionMtisNationofAl-bertaSmithsLandingFirstNationandDeneNa-tionwillallbepresenttogiveremarkswelcomesandprayers.Theeventwillalsoincludemealsstorytellingmusicandhandgames.ThewalkwhichbeginsSaturdaymorningwillbegintraditionallywithapipeceremonyandwillbeledbyeldersandcer-emonypeoplewhowillgiveprayersalongtheway.ClaytonThomasMulleroftheIndigenousEnviron-mentalNetworkwillbemasterofceremoniesdur-ingthewalkandwillex-plaintheprayersandhowtoparticipate.Participantsareaskednottobringsignsorbannersastheeventismeanttobeapeacefulceremonialwalkratherthanaprotestorrally.ASaturdaynightfeastfol-lowingthewalkwillincluderemarksfromindigenousCBCbroadcasterandmusi-cianWabKinewDeneNa-tionalChiefBillErasmusanddrumming.Alongwiththelogisti-caladditionstotheeventalsonewthisyearistheLeftMarchersledbyClaytonThomas-Mullercentresinganddrumduringthe2011HealingWalkAboveTheHealingWalktakesmarchersarounda13-kmloopinthemiddleofoilsandsoperationsnorthofFortMc-Murray.PhotocourtesyofKeepersoftheAthabascaDrivingpastityingoveritisonethingbutwalkingandstandingthereintheimmensityofititsanentirelyvisceralexperience.Yousmellityouseeityouhearit.Youcantasteitinyourmouth.Allofasuddenthegravityofthesituationstartstosetinalittlebitmore.ErielDerangerAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationaimedataddressingclimatechange.IndigenousactivistandauthorWinonaLadukewillalsobegivingakeynotead-dressalongwithTzeporahBermananenvironmentalactivistandauthor.Peopleareexpectedtoar-riveindrovesfromalloverthecontinentandbeyondDerangersaid.Busloadsofpeoplewillbecaravan-ingfromtheYinkaDeneterritoryinnorthernBCwholivealongthepro-posedNorthernGatewayQuebecNGOAlternativesaremakingthejourneyalongwithmoresectsfromtheNorthwestTerritoriesManitobaSaskatchewanOntarioNewYorkSanFranciscoandeventhePe-ruvianAmazon.WehavepeoplebikingfromNovaScotiaandwehavesomecrewswhoarewalkingsomeportionsoftheKeystoneXLrouteDerangeradded.Thoughtheeventisat-tractingpeoplefromaroundtheworldDerangersaidtheenhancedfocusoninvitingCanadianelectedofcialstocometothewalk.Indi-vidualswereencouragedtosendemailstofederalNaturalResourcesMinis-terJoeOliverandAlbertaPremierAlisonRedfordtojointhewalkthoughDerangersaidsheunder-standsfloodinginsouthernAlbertaislikelyofmoreconcerntoRedfordatthemoment.Drivingpastitflyingoveritisonethingbutwalkingandstandingthereintheimmensityofititsanentirelyvisceralexperi-ence.Yousmellityouseeityouhearit.Youcantasteitinyourmouth.AllofasuddenthegravityofthesituationstartstosetinalittlebitmoreDerangersaidoftheoilsands.Andhavingofficialscometonotonlymeetthosepeoplethataredealingwithitandhaveissueswiththetarsandsbuttoexperiencewalkingthroughthatzoneandhavethatvisceralex-perienceisalittlebitlife-changing.Manyofourparticipantsfrompreviousyearshavesaidthehealingwalkwasalife-changingexperienceforthem.TheHealingWalkbeginsFridaymorningwithregis-trationatIndianLakecamp-ground.Formoreinforma-tiononthewalkvisitwww.healingwalk.org.Tovolun-teercontactAnnieBanksatanniembanksgmail.com.morestructureontheFri-day.Sowedecidedtojustgoallout.NotonlythatbutwegotalotofpeoplewhosaidtheywantedtopresentissuesattheHeal-ingWalk.Wewereget-tingfloodedwithemailsofpeoplewithvariousgroupswhowouldreallylovetodoapresentation...Soitturnedintoareallyfantasticschedule.Alsobiggeratthisyearswalkistheprofileofsomeofitsparticipants.JoiningthewalkwillbeNaomi 10TuesdayJuly22013Sixty-yearsinthemakingdevolutiondealsignedPartyinInuvikcelebratesgovernmentsjoiningtogetherBySAMANTHASTOKELLInuvikhelpeddignitariesfromacrosstheNWTandCanadacelebratethenalsteptodevolutionlastweekasgovernmentleadersde-scendedonthecommunitytosigntheagreement.HeadsofgovernmentfromtheGNWTCanadatheMtisInuvialuitTlichoandGwichinsignedtheNorth-westTerritoriesLandandResourcesDevolutionAgree-mentonJune25attheMid-nightSunRecreationCom-plexinInuviksurroundedbyover200people.Thehistoricdaymarkedyearsofworksincethe1950stogaindecision-makingpow-erssimilartoprovincesforNWTresidents.WhileovertheyearstheGNWTgainedthatpoweroverhealthhigh-waysandeducationitwasnotuntillastweekthatitbe-cameresponsibleforlandwaterandresources.InuvikelderShirleyEliassaidshehadbeenwaitingforthisdayforyears.Itsgoodtoseethepeoplesignitinpublicshesaid.Itsgoodtoseetheminper-sonsowecandealwiththeissuesanddealwithitfacetoface.Theresnoliaisonpeopletobringourmessagesdownforus.Theycancometousanddealwithit.TheGNWTwillofciallyimplementthenaldevolu-tionagreementstartingApr.12014.Leadinguptothattimetheterritorialgovern-mentmustcreatejobdescrip-tionsandofferpositionstothefederalemployeeswhocurrentlytakecareofthelandandresources.TheresstillalotofworkweneedtodointernallyasagovernmentNWTPre-mierBobMcLeodtoldTheJournal.Weneedtodealwithlegislationworkwiththefederalgovernmenttomakesurewerecoordinatedandsetupasanorganiza-tiongureoutwhereevery-onewillbelocatedmakejoboffersintimesothatwehaveaseamlesstransitionbyApril1.WeneedalotofcoordinationonrecordsITcomputersinfrastruc-turethosetypeofthingstomakesureclienteleisntaffected.LeadersoftheAboriginalgovernmentshadquestionsnotonlyaboutwhatcomesnextbutwhatdevolutionitwhosgoingtocleanitwhosgoingtoskinitandwhosgoingtostretchitCournoyeasaid.Ithinkthatsthephasewerein.HowdowegofromTetlitGwichinDancersfromFortMcPhersonalongwiththeInuvikDrummersandDancers.Asthegovernmentleadersenteredthecrowdheldastandingovationfortheoccasionrecognizingthesignicanceofthemoment.Thisagreementmarksanimportantandhistoricmile-stoneforthepeopleoftheterritorysaidBernardVal-courtMinisterofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevel-opmentwhosignedtheagree-mentonbehalfofthefederalgovernment.Webelievethatwheneverpossiblethepeo-pleoftheNorthwestTerrito-riesshouldbemakingdeci-sionsaboutregionalissues.Thenalagreementsignedtodaywillprovidejurisdic-tionoverlandandresourcesgivingresidentscontrolovertheirdestiniesresponsibili-tiesfortheirowndecisionsandcreatingtheconditionsforeconomicgrowth.Asnotedworkstillneedstobedone.TheattachedagreementdeningresourceroyaltysharingwithAborigi-nalgovernmentsisinitsnalstagesandincludesaprovi-siontoreviewaftertherstyearofimplementation.TheagreementwiththeInuvialuitonBeaufortSeaoilwassignedonJune25.WhiletheSahtuSecretariatwasalsopartytothedevo-lutionagreementitmissedtheeventduetotraveldif-culties.OnlytheAkaitchoandDehchohaveyettosigntheagreement.TheAkaitchoarecurrentlyinactivediscus-sionswhiletheDehchoarewaitingtodiscussoutstand-inglandissues.McLeodsaidtheGNWTcanhelp.NotonlywillwemakeadvancesondevolutionwecanmakeadvancestotryandgettheirlandclaimsettledMcLeodsaid.InthemeantimemanyresidentsoftheNWTfeelatentativethrillknowingthatmoredecisionsabouttheirlandwillhappenathome.WellndoutwhatsgoingtohappenbutwereexcitedtohearwhatthetopicisgoingtobeEliassaid.Theyreheretoworkwithpeopleandthatsagoodstride.AnyonecangooutandshoottheheadoffamuskratbutwhosgoingtogutitwhosgoingtocleanitwhosgoingtoskinitandwhosgoingtostretchitIthinkthatsthephasewerein.HowdowegofromheretheimplementationThatsthemostdifcultpart.Itsgoingtotakealotofdetermination.NellieCournoyeaInuvialuitRegionalCorp.willlooklikeonceitsinplace.NellieCournoyeaCEOchairoftheInuvialuitRegionalCorp.spokeofthedifcultyinmovingforwardfromthesigning.Anyonecangooutandshoottheheadoffamusk-ratbutwhosgoingtogutheretheimplementationThatsthemostdifficultpart.Itsgoingtotakealotofdetermination.Butbeforethatdifcultworkthetownsignato-riesandtheirwitnessescel-ebratedwithacommunityfeastandjiggingledbythePoliticsDevolutionPhotosSamanthaStokellFromleftChiefsCharlieFootballandCliffordDanielsoftheTlichoGovernmentshakehandsaftersigningtheNorthwestTerritoriesLandsandResourcesDevolutionAgreementastheothersignatorieslookon.FortMcPhersonjiggerstrytoteachInuvikDrummerandDancerDangDangGrubenhowtodanceduringthecel-ebrationsfollowingthedevolutionsigning.InuvialuitRegionalCorp.chairNellieCournoyeaaddress-esthecrowdonherhometurfduringthedevolutionsign-ingceremonyinInuvik.FrontrowAANDCMinisterBernardValcourtNWTPremierBobMcLeod.BackrowfromleftWilliamKoeDuaneSmithRobertAlexieJr.CharlieFootballpurpleshirtCliffordDanielsblueshirtJakeHeronsuitNellieCournoyeaGarryBaileyPaulKomaromiandMichaelMiltenberger. JusticeSafety11TuesdayJuly22013Floodswildrespowerfailuresandmanyothernaturalandman-madeemergencysituationsareapartoflifeintheNorthwestTerritories.TheDepartmentofMunicipalandCommunityAffairswantstogatherinformationfromresidentsaboutwhatrisksandthreatstheyareconcernedabout.YoucanhelpmaketheNWTasaferplace.Toprovideyourfeedbackyoucanattendaregionalworkshoporvisitwww.maca.gov.nt.catotaketheonlinesurveytotellusaboutwhatrisksyourcommunityfaces.HELPMAKEOURCOMMUNITIESSAFERFormoreinformationcontact867873-7334orvisitwww.maca.gov.nt.caRegionalWorkshopsFortSimpsononJune112013attheCommunityHallfrom900am-1200pmFortSmithonJune132013atAuroraCollegefrom900am-1200pmNormanWellsonJuly82013attheRoyalCanadianLegionfrom100pm-400pmInuvikonJuly102013atIngamoHallfrom900am-1200pmYellowknifesessionforcommunitygovernmentsonlyonJuly122013attheTreeofPeacefrom900am-1200pmYellowknifeopensessiononJuly122013attheTreeofPeacefrom100pm-400pm13065RR1MTISINTRODUCTIONTOCAMPCOOKPROJECTTrainasaCampCookwithhandsoncampcookingorientationtrainingsafetycerticationpersonaldevelopmentacademicupgradingandmoreParticipantscompletingtheprogramwillreceivefulltimeemploymentwithPTIInc.TrainingprovidedinparticipationwithNAITandPTIInc.ProgramRunsJuly29th-October5th2013ApplicationDeadline-July15th2013Call1-888-48-MTIS1-888-486-3847onlineatwww.metisemployment.caFundedinpartbytheGovernmentofCanada.BoydrownsatunsupervisedbeachinYellowknifeCityterritorialgovernmentstodiscussissueoflifeguardsByRENEFRANCOEURA7year-oldboyhasdrownedatLongLakeinYellowknife.Theinvestigationison-goingwithYellowknifeRCMPassistingtheOf-ficeoftheChiefCoroner.WhenpolicearrivedonthescenelastThursdayacitizenwasperformingCPR.EmergencyMedicalServicestransportedthechildtotheStantonTer-ritorialHospital.Thechildwaslaterpronounceddeadatthehospital.Thenameofthede-ceasedisnotbeingreleasedattherequestofthefamily.Itsaverytragiceventandwecertainlyofferourdeepestcondolencestothefamiliesaffectedbythis.WedonthavealotofinformationaboutwhathappenedpreciselysowellawaittheoutcomeofthatinvestigationbeforemovingforwardYellow-knifeMayorMarkHeycktoldTheJournalFridaymorning.AnothersmallchildcameclosetodrowningatthesamelakelastJuly.In2003threeyoungchildrenwerepulledtosafetybytwo11year-oldgirlswhentheyswamouttoofar.qualifiedadultsconstantlysupervisechildren.LifeguardswereonceTherearenolifeguardsatLongLake.PolicerecommendparentsorhiredtoworkatLongLakethankstoanagree-mentbetweenthecityandtheterritorialgovernment.Thecitystoppedhiringlifeguardsin2003.Theterritorialgovern-mentisresponsiblefortheparkatLongLakeandinthepastwehadpartneredwiththemtoprovidelife-guardservicesbutoneofthebiggestchallengeswasfindingqualifiedindividu-alstobelifeguards.Itsadifferentlevelofcertifica-tionforbeachlifeguardsversuspoollifeguardsHeycksaid.SoitsnotnecessarilyamatterofsayingletstakesomepoollifeguardsandTheterritorialgovernmentisresponsiblefortheparkatLongLakeandinthepastwehadpartneredwiththemtoprovidelifeguardservicesbutoneofthebiggestchallengeswasndingqualiedindivid-ualstobelifeguards.YellowknifeMayorMarkHeyckSmithsLandingelectionracebeginsincontroversyByMEAGANWOHLBERGVoteshaventevenbeencastyetandthereisal-readycontroversysur-roundingtheelectionofSmithsLandingFirstNationsnewchiefandcouncil.Formerchiefandcoun-cillorFredDanielsisrun-ningforthepositionofchiefbutsomememberssayheshouldntbeallowedduetoissuesarisingfromtheFirstNations2011fo-rensicaudit.TheauditdoneafteritwasfoundthathundredsofthousandsofdollarsoftheFirstNationsmoneywereunaccountedforimplicatesDanielsintheallegeddisappearanceormisallocationoffundingalongwithanothermem-berandnon-memberpre-viouslyemployedbytheFirstNation.AccordingtotheauditwhichhasbeenturnedovertotheRCMPDanielshadsigningauthorityoverseveralaccountsallegedtohavebeenusedfortheembezzlementofmoney.ThroughtheseaccountstheauditindicatesDanielsandthetwootherindivid-ualsallegedlywroteeachothersuspiciouschequesforthousandsofdollarsunsupportedbyproperin-voicesorreceiptsforworkorpurchases.Danielswasunavailableforcomment.Copiesoftheforensicauditwerecirculateddur-ingacandidatesforumlastMondayeveningastheissuewasraised.Theissuewasalsobroughttotheattentionofthebandmanagerandelectoralof-ficerwhodidnotwanttocommentonthematter.RunningagainstDanielsarecurrentChiefAndrewWanderingSpiritwhowaselectedlastfallfol-lowingtheresignationofCheyeannePauletteandcurrentcouncillorEliza-bethStirrett.Runningforthefour-personcouncilareThaid-enePauletteGeronimoPauletteDianneBen-wellAgnesCheezieandcurrentcouncillorJohnTourangeau.Issuesconsideredbythemembershipincludecandi-datesstandpointsonthepotentialofhydrodevel-opmentontheSlaveRiver.Proposedplansbyen-ergycompaniesATCOandTransCanadawouldseepartsofSLFNlandfloodedtocreatethereservoir.AdvancedpollsopenedonJune25.ElectiondayissetforJuly2withpollsopenfrom900a.m.to700p.m.intheBlueRoomofthePelicanRapidsInninFortSmithandattheChateauLouisHotelinEdmonton.PoliticsFirstNationsputthematthebeachandevenatthepoolswevehadtroublefindingenoughqualifiedlifeguardstokeepthefacilityrunningatthehourswewanttokeepitopen.HeycksaidinthedaysaheadthecityplanstomeetwithitsterritorialcounterpartstoexploresomeoptionsinregardstoLongLakeandsafety.LongLakeislocatedontheoutskirtsofYellowknifeadjacenttotheairportinFredHenneTerritorialPark.Itssandybeachesmakeitapopularrecreationspot. 12TuesdayJuly22013FortSmithYellowknifeTravelmusttakeplacebetweenJuly12013andAugust312013.TotakeadvantageoftheseofferscallNorthwesternAirreservationstollfree1-877-872-2216ravemusaepacee00OnewayfromFortSmithtoYellowknifeSpecialStandbyFareforFortChipewyan9900allincludedone-wayuntilSeptember302013.FOLKONTHEROCKSSPECIAL31500fromFortSmithallincludedround-tripfare.TravelforthisspecialisbetweenJuly17thandJuly23rdonly.ReservationsmustbemadebycallingourReservationsDept.www.nwal.caTel867872-3030Fax867872-2214Emailchartersnwal.caForCharterReservationsCalltollfree1-877-872-2216SUPERSUMMERSTANDBYSEATSALESUPERSUMMERSTANDBYSEATSALEGametiholdsrsthighschoolgraduationByRENEFRANCOEURItwasallglitterandglamourforstudentsinGametiastheycelebratedthecommunitysrsthighschoolgraduationlastWednesdaysurroundedbyhundredsoftwinklingstars.Itsahugedeal.Thisissomethingthecommu-nitycanbeproudof.WeveworkedhardforthissaidBrendanMulcahyprinci-palatJeanWetradeGametiSchool.Theydonthavetoleavehomeanymoretograduatehighschool.EightGrade12studentsre-ceiveddiplomasbeamingastheywalkedacrossthestageincapsandgowns.Theexcitementtrick-lesdowntoobecausetheyoungerkidshaventseenanythinglikethisMulcahysaidaddingthatitgivesju-niorgradessomethingcon-cretetoaspireto.WhenMulcahyrstarrivedinGametiveyearsagoedu-cationwasonlyavailableforkindergartenthroughGrade9.HighschoolersweresenttoBehchokofortheirlastthreeyears.KidswerehavingalotoftroublewhentheygottoBe-hchokobecausetheywereei-therintheboardingprogramorstayingwithfamily.ItwasnteasyMulcahysaid.Afteryearsofpushingtheterritorialgovernmentanagreementwasachievedandan8-millionadditionwasbuiltontotheschoolfeatur-inganewgymnasiumculturalcentreandmoreclassrooms.Wediditinphases.OneyearwephasedinGrade10thenextGrade11andthisyearwasourrstyearwithGrade12studentsMulcahysaid.TheschoolwentalloutforgraduationdecoratingthegymnasiumandhallstocomplimentthepromsStarryNighttheme.Aftertheceremonygrad-uatestookpartinabanquetfollowedbythedance.Itsaspecialtime.OtherschoolstakeitforgrantedbecausestudentsgraduateeachyearyouwontseeanythingbeingtakenforgrantedhereMulcahysaid.Ittooktimeandalotofpoliticalpressurefromasmallgroupofpeopleheretogetthistohappensothisgraduationisthelong-termrewardofthatbattle.Itsahugedeal.Thisissomethingthecommunitycanbeproudof.PrincipalBrendanMulcahyJeanWetradeGametiSchoolEducationGraduationPhotosMichelleReidMatlaJr.Mantlagiveshisfellowgradswordsofen-couragementinhisvaledictorianspeech.TheGametigradsproudlyholdtheirdiplomas.LefttorightprincipalBrendanMulcahyMatlaJr.MantlaLisaEkendiaPattiWedawinChelseaWetradeKathleenGonKatrinaMantlaDavinaChocolateBorisEyakfwoandRitaMueller.LefttorightLisaEkendiaDavinaChocolateKatrinaMantlaKathleenGonandPattiWedawinshowofftheirballgownattirefortheprom.LefttorightLisaEkendiaPattiWedawinandChelseaWetradewaiteagerlytothrowtheirhatsintheairattheendoftheceremony. 13TuesdayJuly22012GradshonouredinnewlyrenovatedHayRiverschoolByRENEFRANCOEURTheswankygraduationthemeofCasinoRoyalefortheclassof2013fromDiamondJennessSecond-aryinHayRiverworkedevenbetterthanimaginedthankstotheschoolsrecentrenovations.TheconvocationceremonylastThursdaytookplaceinthefreshlycompletedcon-coursecompletewithanewwidestairwayandopencar-petedarea.ThewholeschoolisjustbeautifulnowanditsniceforthestudentstobeabletohavetheirgraduationhereDiamondJennessprincipalHeatherPedjasesaid.Thereisalotofglassyoucanseerightthroughthelibraryintotheoutsidefromtheconcourseandtheresabeautifulwoodsoundabsorberthatgoesaroundthetop.About37graduatesgracedthewell-litcon-coursewiththeircapsandgownslatercuttingarugatthearenainhonourofthemilestone.Threeyearsofconstruc-tionand28millionlatertheschoolisnowmoreenergyefcientandhasalongerlifeexpectancy.Itboastsacompleteen-ergyefficientventilationsystemupgradewithheatrecoveryamodernbuild-ingcontrolsystemoperat-inginconjunctionwiththebiomassdistrictheatingsystemandtheintroduc-tionofefficientlonglast-inglowmaintenanceLEDlightingfixturesthrough-outtheschoolsconcourseafirstforpublicinfra-structureintheNWTaccordingtoGlenAber-nethyministerofHumanResources.Pedjasesaidshelooksforwardtocelebratingmoregraduationsinthestun-ningconcourseforyearstocome.Thewholeschoolisjustbeautifulnowanditsniceforthestudentstobeabletohavetheirgraduationhere.PrincipalHeatherPedjaseDiamondJennessSecondarySchoolEducationGraduationPhotosDianaSmithinyourCommunityTMTrademarkofSuncorEnergyInc.Keepingyouinformed.SuncorEnergywouldliketonotifyWoodBuffalocommunitymembersthatplannedmaintenanceworkononeofitsupgradersbeginsinmid-April.OverapproximatelysevenweekstheremaybeperiodsofincreasedflaringandthepotentialforodoursintheFortMcMurrayareaduringtheshutdownandstartupoftheunit.Suncorwillworktominimizethese.AlbertaEnvironmentandregionalstakeholdershavebeeninformed.FormoreinformationpleasecontacttheSuncorStakeholderRelationsGroupat780-792-9545.RegionalairqualityinformationisavailablefromtheWoodBuffaloEnvironmentalAssociationatwww.wbea.orgwww.suncor.comGuestspeakerChuckLirettewhotaughtmostofthestudentsthroughouttheirschoolcareersaddressesthegraduatingclass.ChrisLiretteleftreceivestheChrisWardenMemorialaward.JoelGordonandVictoriaBoyceareallsmilesaftertheceremony.ClassvaledictorianRhonaCruzpequotesDr.Suess.The2013DiamondJennessgraduatingclassthrowtheircapsintheairandletoutloudcheersastheymarktheendofhighschool. EducationGraduation14TuesdayJuly22013THANKYOUtoallparticipantsandvolunteerswhohelpedmakethisyearsCanadaDayagreatsuccessWALLYSDrugsPharmacy.Souvenirs.Magazines.NewspapersToys.Cards.Stationary.LotteryTicketCentreMondaytoSaturday10a.m.to6p.m.Thursday10a.m.to8p.m.SundayCLOSED867872-2134toallthosewhocameandmadeCanadaDayasuccess76-0BreynatSt.FrtSitGrocery67872-2345DryGood86787-2567PhotosKaraMundyPhotoCarolMacPhersonThreeretiringteacherswerehonouredlastweekatJosephBurrTyrrellJBTschoolinFortSmithduringtheiryearendawardsceremony.Withacombinedtotalofover60yearsatJBTLoriRobinsonleftstartedasaclassroomteacherandendedheryearsthereasareadingspecialist.DoreenDanielscentrewentfromcustodiantoCreelanguageteacherandEdithBourkebeganhercareerasaclassroomassistantandnishedupasaGradeTwoteacher.RetiringFortSmithteachershonouredFortChipewyanstudentsgraduateinstyleTheAthabascaDeltaCommunitySchoolADCSgraduatesglowintheirpromattire.LefttorightDaltonFlettPaulPicheKaylaTuccaroLucasLadouceurHanaWylieLoganMartenandTylerFlett.ThesevengraduatesfromFortChipewyanletoutaroaringcheerastheytossuptheircaps.ThegraduatesareallsmilesintheirgownsastheyreceivegiftsfromvariouscommunitycouncilsandassociationsonFridayeveningbeforeheadingtothemasqueradethemedprom. 15TuesdayJuly22013HAPPYCANADADAYNateHeronleftridestheKingGeorgesBBoattoathirdprizevictoryintheFortSmithCanadaDayParade.TheparaderollsdownWoodlandDriveinHayRiver.ItwasahotandsmokydayacrosstheSouthSlavewithresburningthroughoutthearea.Cst.FrankCtandhisdaughterOceannePayton-CtgetreadyfortheFortSmithParade.TwopatrioticparadeviewerslinethesidewalkinYellowknife.HaydenEsauleftwon2ndprizeintheFortSmithve-and-underbikeparadecontest.SuzanneThompsonDarlenePowderandJeanneLeguerrierrepresenttheFortSmithSeniors.PhotosPaulBannisterDonJaqueJackDanylchukandDianaSmithFromleftDonMacDonaldFatherPaulandJohnSchleirerofTeamRCcookhot-diggety-dogsinFortSmith.GeorgeTuccaroCommissioneroftheNWTenjoyscelebrationsinFortSmith.Yellowknifebicycleparadersgetcrazywiththeirantics.TheamboyantFilipinocommunitywithamazingcostumesfeatherheaddressesandsmoothmoveswasoneofthehighlightsoftheYellowknifeCanadaDayparade. 16TuesdayJuly22013StudysaysbitumennotmorecorrosivetopipelinesIndustryOilGasByMEAGANWOHLBERGDilutedbitumenfromAl-bertasoilsandsisnomorecorrosivetopipelinesthanothertypesofcrudeoilac-cordingtoanewstudycon-ductedbytheNationalAcad-emyofSciencesintheUS.ThestudyreleasedlastweekwascommissionedbytheUSSecretaryofTrans-portationtodetermineifthetypeofcrudethatwouldbecarriedbythecontroversialproposedKeystoneXLpipe-linewouldposeagreaterriskofspilling.Itfoundtherewerenocausesofpipelinefailureuniquetothetransporta-tionofbitumenadenseandviscousformofoiltypicallydilutedwithlighteroilsforpipelinetransport.Furthermorethestudyfoundnoevidenceofuniqueorextremechemicalorphysi-calpropertiespossessedbydilutedbitumenthatwouldmakeitmorelikelythanothercrudeoilstocauseleaksspe-cicallywithrespecttoitsabilitytocorrodeorerodepipelines.Thecommitteethusdeter-minedthatpipelineoperatorshavenoreasontochangethewaytheyhandletheproductascomparedtoothertypesofcrudeoil.ThereportgivesfoddertoKeystonesupporterswhohavelongarguedthatoilsandscrudecanbesafelyshippedthroughtheexistingpipelinenetworkintheUS.SecretaryofStateJohnKerryisexpectedto-nallymakearecommendationtoUSPresidentBarackObamathisyearonwhetherornotthe1900-kmpipelineshouldgetthego-ahead.CanadianNaturalRe-sourcesMinisterJoeOliverpraisedthereportasbackingupwhatthedepartmenthaslongsaidinresponsetocon-cernsfromthepublicinbothCanadaandtheUS.Thescienceissettledhesaidinastatement.Themyththatoilsandscrudeismorecorrosivehasbeencon-sistentlyprovenfalsebyob-jectiveresearch.Wehopeallgroupswillbasetheircom-mentsonthefacts.Pipelinesareasafeandefcientmethodoftransportinglargevolumesofcrudeoilandpetroleumproducts.Whilethestudyassessedtheriskofshippingbitumenitadmittedlydidnotlookatwhetherornotbitumenspillshaveworseconsequencesthanspillsinvolvingothertypesofoil-anomissionthathasan-geredsomeenvironmentalists.Opponentsmaintainbitu-menismoreharmfultotheenvironmentintheeventofapipelinebreach.TheNatu-ralResourcesDefenseCoun-cilandotherenvironmental-istsagainstKeystonepointtothecontinuingcleanupofthe2010EnbridgeEnergyspillinMichiganasevidenceAlbertabitumenismoredifculttoremediateandrecommendanotherstudylookingattheconsequencesofpipelinebreaksinvolvingbitumencomparedtoconventionaloilspills.Anewstudyndsthatbitumenwhendilutedforpipelinetransportisnomorecorrosivethanconventionaloil.PhotoSuncorEnergyDeBeersandGNWTsignGahchoKudealIndustryMiningByRENEFRANCOEURThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesanddiamondminingcorporationDeBeersCanadahavetakenanotherstepforwardintheircommitmenttotheproposedGahchoKuminelocatedatKennadyLakeabout280kmnortheastofYellowknife.Bothpartnerssignedaso-cio-economicagreementlastFridayoutliningthebenetstheminewillhaveontheNWTasawhole.WebelievethismineisgoingtoprovidetremendousopportunityforyearstocomeTonyGuthrieDeBeersCEOandpresidentsaidatthepressconference.Therewillbehundredsofjobsduringthetwoyearperiodforthecon-struction-about25millionworthofwagesduringthatpe-riod.Themineitselfwilloffersomewherebetween360-380jobs.Thesearefulltimeper-manentjobsandthatresultsinmorethan200millionworthofadditionalincomefortheNWToverthelifeofthemine.TheagreementreectsDeBeersstatedcommitmentsandpredictionswhenitcomestoGahchoKuincludingem-ploymentandbusinessoppor-tunitiessustainabledevelop-mentneteffectsongovern-mentculturalwell-beingandFirstNationsrelations.DeBeershasmadecom-mitmentstoimproverelationsbetweentheminingindustryandourAboriginalcommu-nitiesMinisterofIndustryTourismandInvestmentDavidRamsaysaid.WewillbeabletomaximizeNorthernemploy-mentmakingourpeopleandeconomymuchstronger.De-velopingoureconomycanonlyhappenwhenourlandwaterandpeoplearerespectedandIbelievethatDeBeersCanadaandtheGNWThavedevel-opedanagreementthatwillsupportasustainablefuture.RamsaysaidtheGahchoKumineisaninvestmentthatwillseejobsandbusinessopportunitiescontinuingforasolid20to25years.Theagreementalsopro-videsaframeworkforongo-ingtransparentreportingandmonitoringacornerstoneofthepartnershipsaidGlenKoropchukDeBeerschiefoperatingofcer.DeBeerswillalsopro-videnewnancesupporttoNorthwestTerritoriesstudentsforprofessionaldevelopmenttraining.Thisisoneoftheareaswewanttofocusonmov-ingforward.Webelievethatthroughtrainingnewleaders-basicallystartingwhenkidsareinhighschool-willenableaprofoundnewopportunityKoropchuksaid.HiringallacrosstheNWTisalsoapriorityhighlightedintheagreementincludingexpandedpointsofpick-upthatincludeallveregionalcentresinadditiontoTlichoandAkaitchocommunitiesallowingformoreNorthernresidentstoaccessemploymentopportunitiesattheminesite.ItsimportanttoustoshowthatthroughthisagreementweareinterestedinhiringoutsideofYellowknifeRamsaysaid.Thecompanyisinthenalstagesofthereviewprocessandwillmoveontothelandpermittingandwaterlicens-ingprocesseswithinthenearfuture.Ph867874-7700Fax867-874-7716Toll-free1-800-661-0716Emailsaleskinglandford.com922MackenzieHighwayHayRiverNTwww.kinglandford.comKinglandFordCongratulatesall2013graduatesofHayRiverMayyoucontinuetostriveandsucceed IndustryMining17TuesdayJuly22013GiantcleanupteamwillleanonYellowknifeCitywillhelpwithcommunicationsduringemergencysituationByJACKDANYLCHUKPublicwarningsaboutanyairbornetoxinsfromtheGiantMinecleanupwillcomefromYellowknifeEmergencySer-vicesaccordingtothefederal-territorialremediationteambutMayorMarkHeycksaysultimateresponsibilityremainswiththeseniorgovernments.ThecityiswillingtoassistindisseminatinginformationbuttheprimaryresponsibilityforcommunicationsIhavetoemphasizelieswiththeproj-ectteamHeycksaidaftertheremediationteambriefedthemediaonarecentemer-gencyexerciseattheformerminesite.Workersstartedinstallingscaffoldinglastweekasapre-ludetococooningtherstfourof10structuresintheroastercomplexthataretobestrippedofasbestosandarsenicdustanddismantledoverthenexttwoyears.Itsfullsteamaheadnoweverythinghasbeenplannedout.Allthechecksandbal-ancesarethereforthemtoproceedwiththeworkJaneAmphlettoperationsman-agerforAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentCanadatoldmediaduringthebrieng.EmergencyrespondersincludingYellowknifesredepartmentpracticedtheres-cueofaworkerwhohadfallenandinjuredhisbackbecauseitwasamongthemostlikelyemergencyscenariossaidPhilNixonprojectmanagerforParsonsthecompanyman-agingthecleanup.Amphlettsaidtherewillbemoredrillsthissummer.Thosewillalsofocusonsimilaron-sitescenariosratherthanatoxicplumefreightedwithas-bestosandarsenicdustmen-acingthecitywhichiscon-sideredtobeunlikely.ItsworthconsideringprobabilityoftheworstcasescenarioHeycksaid.Thecontractorisverywelltrainedandpreparedtodealwithemer-genciestoensurethatitdoesnotgrowintoaproblemthatisunmanageable.WehavetorememberwhereGiantMineislocatedheadded.Itsabitofadis-tancefromtown.LackofinformationaboutcommunicationplansifaredidsendatoxicplumetowardthecitywasoneoftheconcernsraisedatpublicmeetingsonremediationplansinYellow-knifeandNDilolastmonth.Inadditiontoextensiveon-sitesamplingairmonitoringstationshavebeeninstalledattheGiantMinemarineNDiloandSt.PatricksSchoolandthereadingswillbeposteddailyontheAANDCwebsite.IfairbornecontaminantsexceedsanctionedlevelswemighthavetostopworkAm-phlettsaid.Ifthepublicwasthreatenedwewouldneedtobringthesupportofthecityandtheirexpertise.Theywouldbetheleadingettingthewordouttothepublic.Theyareawareofthat.Heycksaidthatwouldbeaccomplishedthroughradiopublicserviceannouncementstheinternetourwebsitesocialmediaandpressreleasesbuttheleadoncommunicationsiswiththeprojectteam.Thatsalwaysbeenthecitysunderstanding.Wehaveanobligationtoourresidentstomakesurein-formationisbeingdisseminatedthrougheverypossiblechan-nelasquicklyaspossiblebutdeliveringthemessagedoor-to-doorwouldbeuptotheremediationteam.Thatsnothowthecityhasgottenthemessageout.Thecityiswillingtoassistindissemi-natinginformationbuttheprimaryre-sponsibilityforcommunicationsIhavetoemphasizelieswiththeprojectteam.YellowknifeMayorMarkHeyckPhotoJackDanylchukDemolitionontheGiantMinesiteasseenfromBakerCreekbeganlastweek.DiavikdiamondsaletoDominionfallsthroughIndustryMiningByJACKDANYLCHUKRioTintoLtd.hasscrappedtheproposedsaleofits1.3-bil-liondiamondbusinessinclud-ingtheDiavikMineclaimingtheresstilltimefordiamondsintheNorth.RiosDiamondsandMin-eralschiefexecutiveAlanDa-viessaidthereisapositivemarketoutlookfordiamonds.Themediumtolong-termmarketfundamentalsfordiamondsremainrobustfuelledbygrowingdemandforluxurygoodsinAsiaandcontinuingstrongdemandinNorthAmerica.Wehavevaluablehigh-qualitydiamondbusinessesthatarewellpositionedtocapitalizeonthepositivemarketoutlook.Afterconsideringanum-berofalternativestrate-gicownershipoptionsitisclearthebestpathtogen-eratemaximumvalueforourshareholdersistoretainthesebusinesseshesaidinastatementlastweek.RioTintoputthediamondsarmupforsaleinMarch2012soonafterrivalBHPBillitonputitsdiamondsunitontheblock.BHPwontheracetondabuyerlastNo-vembersellingitsEKATIminetoHarryWinstonnowcalledDominionDia-mondCorp.RioTintotheworldsthirdlargestminingcom-panyisaimingtoreduce19billionindebtcutcostsandboostreturnstoshare-holdersbutbuyershavebeenscarce.Dominionisco-owneroftheDiavikminewithRioTintoandhadexpressedinterestinbuyingRios60percentstakeintheminebutwasnotinterestedintherestofitsdiamondbusiness.TheRioTintodiamondunitwithoperationsinAus-traliaCanadaandZimba-bwereporteda43-millionlossin2012downfromaprotof10millionayearearlier.FilephotoRioTintohasdecidedtokeepitsshareintheDiavikdiamondmine.CentennialArenawhichhasresultedinournotbeingabletousetheussetupforanotherseasonofIceSports.LetsmakeFortSmithawinner.LetsdoitforthekidsLetsdoitforusallHelpFortSmithwin25000forourArena ArtsCultureLanguage18TuesdayJuly22013EducationCulturalTrainingWESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Fluffyisaveryfriendlycreature.Shemakesforgreatcompanyinwonderfultopet.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.ByRENEFRANCOEURNanaaihKadhisthenewBushmanLake.DeepLakehasbecomeTeedaghao.TheformerSheepCreekisnowChiiEzhahNjik.Thelistgoeson.Over400traditionalGwichinplacenamesre-ectingtheirlanduseacrosstheGwichinSettlementAreaarebeingrecognizedbythegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesasofJune21.Manyofthetraditionalgeographicalnameswerelostduringthe19thand20thcenturieswhentheywerereplacedbycolonialnamessuchasRatLakePointedHillandMartinHouse.TheGwichinSocialandCulturalInstituteGSCIhasworkedsince1992withGwichinelderstorestorethetraditionalnames.Manyofourstafftrav-elledoutonthelandwiththeeldersandcollectedthestoriesSharonSnowshoeGSCIsexecutivedirectortoldTheJournal.Wearesothankfulforallthetimetheeldersgaveustopreservethispartofourhistory.Astheycollectedinfor-mationaboutplacenamesthestoriesabouthowfarGwichinpeoplewalkedpor-tagedanddogsledamazedSnowshoe.Childrenhadtowalktooandononeareatheyhadtobuildmooseskinboatstocomedowntheriver.Theytravelledsuchlongdistances.Thereslotsofstorieslikethatandlotsabouthuntingshesaid.Thenamesspeaktotheimportanceofourpeoplesknowledgeofmarkingplacesoursustenancewayoflivingthehuntingtrap-ping.Theplacenamesarearecordofalltheactivitiesthathappenedthereandawaytokeepourlanguagealivesincewedontuseitdaily.AccordingtothePrinceofWalesNorthernHeritageCentreswebsitetraditionalgeographicalnamesaresig-nicanttotheNorthbecausetheymarkourlonghis-toricalconnectionwiththeculturallandscape.Theypreserveancientaspectsoflanguagenolongerusedindailyspeechtheyteachusaboutpeopleandeventsthathavemarkedourculturalde-velopmentandtheyrecordourknowledgeaboutthelandbymarkingplaceswhereim-portantsubsistenceresourcescanbefound.Thenewnameswillap-pearonofcialtopographi-calmapswhicharecreatedbythefederaldepartmentofNaturalResourcesaseachmapcomesupforrenewalwithinthefederalsystemaprocessthatcantakemanymonths.ThesenewlyrecognizednameswillalsoeventuallyappearononlinemappingservicessuchasGoogleMapsGoogleEarthMap-QuestandBingMapsastheyalsousethenationaldatabase.WeareverypleasedtoseethesenamesrecognizedinourofcialrecordsMin-isterofEducationCultureandEmploymentJacksonLaffertysaidinarecentpressrelease.OureffortsinlanguagerevitalizationandpreservationprovidingopportunitiesforculturalprojectsandartisansacrosstheNorthandeducatingouryouthontheimportanceoftheirheritageareallpartofouridentityasNortherners.TheGwichinlanguageisoneofthemostendangeredAboriginallanguagesinallofCanadasoeveryinitiativepromotingitsuseisofpara-mountimportance.GSCIhasopenedanex-hibitatthePrinceofWalesNorthernHeritageCentresmuseumfeaturingthenewplacenamesandmapswhichdetailtheirculturalandhis-toricalsignicance.ThisisnotthersttimenameshaverevertedtotheirmothertonguetitlesintheNWT.OvertheyearsFortFranklinbecameDelineFortNormanbecameTulitaandSnareLakebecameWe-kweetiamongothers.Additionally306Inuin-naqtunandInuvialuktunplacenameswerechangedin2003intheUlukhak-tokarea.TraditionalGwichinplacenamesrecognizedPhotoAlestineAndreIngridKritschoftheGwichinSocialandCulturalInstituteandWalterAlexieworkontheTeetlitGwichinPlaceNamesProjectinFortMcPhersonin2008.ByRENEFRANCOEURAnewonlinetrainingpro-gramforemployeeswiththegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesaimstoincreaseunderstandingandawarenessofAboriginalculture.DiversityinthepublicserviceisoneoftheGNWTsgreatstrengthsGlenAber-nethyMinisterofHumanResourcessaidinarecentpressrelease.ThetraininggivesallofouremployeesmoreunderstandingofAb-originalculturesandpro-motesaspiritofinclusionintheworkplace.Itwasdevel-opedwithAboriginalgovern-mentsthroughouttheNWTandreafrmsthatAboriginalvaluesandpartnershipsarekeyforourgovernment.Inmanywaysourstaffarethepublicfaceofourgovern-mentandtheycarryouttheirworkguidedbyaphilosophyofrespectrecognitionandresponsibility.ThetrainingisspecictotheDeneMtisandInuvi-aluitintheNWTLorraineTordiffdirectorofAborig-inalEmploymentwiththeGNWTsaidinanemail.IttiesintheworkthatGNWTemployeesdowiththecommunitiestheyliveinandtheAboriginalgroupswholiveinthosecommunitiesregions.ThemodulescontainspecicinformationonAboriginalin-dividualsgroupsandorgani-zationsintheNWTshesaid.TheprogramconsistsofanintroductionandfourmodulesCultureandCulturalAwarenessAboriginalPeopleoftheNorthwestTerritoriesHistoryoftheNorthwestTerritoriesfromanAb-originalPerspectiveunderstandingBobMcLeodMinisterofAboriginalAffairsandIntergovernmentalRela-tionssaidintherelease.OurstaffneedtobeawareofthewaysAboriginalvaluesandtraditionsinspireourprogramsandservices.Newresidentsneedinformationandcon-textfortheregionstheynowmakehomeandtheresidentswhoaretheirnewneighboursandclients.FacilitatedtrainingsessionsareslatedtobeginforGNWTemployeesthisfall.Whilethetrainingisnotreq-uisiteTordiffexplainedthatmanydepartmentswillchoosetomakeitmandatoryandthatthedepartmentofHumanRe-sourceshasalreadydoneso.Todownloadthevideoswhicharealsoopentothegen-eralpublicvisitwww.hr.gov.nt.caacat.TheGNWTwasoneofCan-adasBestDiversityEmployersandmadethelistforCanadasTop100Employersfor2013.OnlinetrainingprogramsupportsculturalawarenessPhotoGNWTThenewtrainingisalsoavailabletothepubliconlineintheformofvideomodules.Wearecommittedtoimprovingworkingrelationshipswithinourgovernmentandinourcommunitiesthroughbroadenedculturalunderstanding.BobMcLeodMinisterofAboriginalAffairsandIntergovernmentalRelationsPresentandFutureIssuesforAboriginalpeopleintheNorthwestTerritories.EachofthesessionsincludesNorthern-speciccontentinvideosphotosartworksto-riesaudiorecordingsandinteractiveactivitiessuchasquizzesdesignedtoprovokediscussionandpromoteaninclusiveworkenvironmentthroughbroadenedculturalunderstanding.AccordingtoTordifftherewasnospecicculturalaware-nesstrainingforGNWTem-ployeesinplacepreviouslybuttherewereseveralmech-anismstoensurethatGNWTemployeesareawareofandsensitivetothisissuesuchastheGNWTsAboriginalEn-gagementStrategyRespectRecognitionandResponsibil-ityandtraditionalknowledge.Wearecommittedtoim-provingworkingrelation-shipswithinourgovern-mentandinourcommunitiesthroughbroadenedcultural 19TuesdayJuly22013SportsRecreationSummerCampByRENEFRANCOEURTheTaigaAdventurecampsareabouttokickoffanothersummerofcampresdryshteambuildingskillsandallaroundopenairfun-onlythisyearparticipantsinthegirls-onlyoutdoorsprogramwontbetheonlyonespaddlingNorthernlakesandrivers.TheNorthernYouthLead-ershipSocietyNYLSwhichrunsTaigaisnowalsoofferingco-edcanoetripsforthersttimebeginningthisAugust.Itsparkedfromthere-questswevehadfrompar-entsaboutincludingboys...andNorthernYouthwantstoincreaseitspresencegetintomoreyear-roundprogram-mingasweveseenwithourrstTaigawintercampthisyear.WewanttoprovideforallyouthintheNWTJennyCrawfordTaigasexecutivedirectorsaid.ThecanoetripsscheduledforAug.5-9and12-16willtakeabout10boysandgirlsaged13-17alongthebreath-takingIngrahamTrail.Theyllbepaddlingabout15kmadayCrawfordsaid.Theylldoalotofpaddlingtechniquesandrescueactivi-tiestherstday.AccordingtotripleaderCatherineMalletthegroupwillstartateitherReidLakeorPowderPointabayonPreludeLakeandnishinthecityattheYellowknifeBridge.Theyllbeportagingalongtherouteandreallybuildingonteamskillslikemakingcampgatheringwoodhelp-ingwithfoodMalletsaid.AccordingtoCrawfordtheoverallobjectiveofthecanoetripsliketheTaigacampsistodevelopleader-shipskillsincreaseself-es-teemandpolishgoal-settingmethodology.Thatbeingsaidhavingfunisoneofthemostimpor-tantthingsCrawfordaddedwithalaugh.Andtheydohavealotoffun.MeanwhileTaigasrstsummergirlscampof2013launchesFridayjust30min-utesoutsideofFortMcPher-sononthePeelRiver.Activitiesincludeshingmakingdryshnaturehikesboatridescraftsandswim-mingsaidBellaHubermancampleaderandprogrammer.Itswhatwecallacul-turalandshingcampforthegirlsanditsreallyspe-cialbecausetheygettoworkwithGwichinelderMaryEssieSnowshoeshesaid.Theymakedryshwithherandshesjustafascinatingstoryteller.Northernyouthgearupforfirstco-edcampsTaigaAdventurecampalsopreparesforfirstdeltacanoetripByRENEFRANCOEURNearly60JuniorCanadianRangersfromtheNorth-westTerritoriesjoinedoth-ersfromNunavutYukonandAtlinBCtowhitewaterraftzip-linetrapandcanoeamongotheractivitiesinanEnhancedTrainingSes-sionBasicthatwrappedupSaturday.Theweek-longcampwasbasedinWhitehorseandpulledabout190Rangersfrom36communitiesacrosstheNorthintoaseriesofadrenaline-rushingeventstoenhanceandtesttheirout-doortrainingskillsaswellasfosterleadershipqualities.Thegoalistoinstillselfcondenceintheyouth.WechallengetheminheightactivitiesandwaterrescueeventssaidSharonLowcommandingofcerfortheNorthernJuniorRangers.Safetyisalsoahugecom-ponent.ThepercentageofdeathsintheNorthfromdrowningisreallyquitehighsoformewaterrescueandselfrescuearebigonestofocuson.Duringthecamptheyouthaged12-18werealsoexposedtoopportunitiesnotavailableintheirhomecom-munitiesmanyofwhichareisolated.Forsomegoingtocampmeansseeingtreesforthersttimeormeetingotheryoungpeopleofdifferentbackgrounds.Forotherscampmarksanopportu-nitytopracticetheirsecondlanguageortolearnanewskillstatedanewsreleaseonthecamp.AdditionallythetrainingsessionfurtheremphasizestraditionalandRangerskillsworkedonthroughouttheyearsuchasmarksmanship.Otheractivitiesincludewoodsmanshiparcheryswiftwaterrescuerappellingandmonkidoanoutdoorob-staclecourse.ImenjoyingitbecauseIlikecampbeingoutsidebeingwithotherpeoplethatsortofthingBrandonThomofFortProvidencetoldTheJournallastTuesday.Myfavouriteistheskeetshooting.ImnotthatgoodbutIdidget19outof25.NextImexcitedtogohorsebackridingtheydidnthavethatlastyear.Thom16hasbeenin-volvedwiththeRangersfortwoyearsandwasselectedthisyeartotakepartinanewleadershipcomponentoftheWhitehorsecamp.Wedoalotofteambuild-ingworkandevenmoredrillslikeatattentionandstuff.ImtheleaderofourgroupandwhenwegobackhomeIllcontinuethatleadershipusewhatIlearnThomsaid.Lowsaidtheleadershippor-tionisnewtotheprogram.JuniorRangerstrainoutdoorsinWhitehorseOtherfuneventsincludeaBushWomanCompetitionwherethegirlscompeteforprizesinanumberofonthelandtestssuchasremaking.Taigaisalsoofferingagirls-onlyCanoetotheSeacampfromJuly17-27wherepaddlersembarkonajourneyfromInu-vikuptheEastChanneloftheMackenzietoitsmouthontheBeaufortSea.ThisisourrstcanoetripintheDeltaHubermansaid.Wecrossoverfromthetreelinetothetundraandseeingthatcontrastisjustastarkbreath-takingthingtosee...TherouteisrichwithhistoricalsiteslikeanoldabandonedInuitsettlementwherehopefullywehavesome-onefromENREnvironmentandNaturalResourcesmeetupwithusandtellusmoreaboutit.AccordingtoHubermanthevoyageisabout160km.Itmayseemintimidatingbutwewillbepickedupattheendandboatedbackshesaid.Wellsingintheboatsitlljustbeablast.Formoreinformationortoregisterforoneofthecampsvisitwww.taigacamp.com.PhotosJayaBastedoTaigagirlsareallsmilespaddlingalongtheMackenzieRiver.Taigacampsstrivetofosterleadershipandteambuildingskills.Thegoalistoinstillselfcondenceintheyouth.Wechallengetheminheightactivi-tiesandwaterrescueevents.SharonLowJuniorRangerCommandingOfcerEacheveningwerein-troducingtheseleadersintoleadershipactivitiesanddis-cussionandtheyreactuallyactingincampcounsellortyperolesthisweekwiththeyoungeronesanditsbeenverysuccessfulshesaid.Rangersforthesessionwerechosenbyadultcom-mitteemembersandt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ArtsCultureFestivals22TuesdayJuly22013AuthorizedBobcatDealerBobcatofFutureville250EastBeatonDr.FuturevilleST877.714.4487www.bobcatoffutureville.comByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithanentirelyNorthernlineupthisyearthe13than-nualOpenSkyFestivalinFortSimpsonkeptespeciallytruetoitsmissionofpromotinglocalartistsandperformers.Withtheoverarchingthemeofbeliefinformingtheshow-caseofvisualartsmusicsto-rytellingandworkshopsfes-tivalorganizerssaidtheeventexploredideasofmeaningandthewaybeliefscontributetothecreationofart.Westartedthinkingaboutwhatbeliefmeansforanart-istandintheartworldsaidLynnCanneyprogrammingcoordinatorfortheOpenSkyGallerywhichputsonthefes-tival.Ashumanbeingswemakemeaningweremeaning-makingmachines.Foranart-istitsimportanttohavebeliefinyourprocessandbeliefinyourself.Artisoftenbasedonpersonalandculturalbeliefsandartcaneithersupportorcallintoquestionbeliefs.GivingtheFridaynightsopeningartisttalkwasTerryPamplinavisualartistfromYellowknifewhoseshowatthegallerytitledOneDoorOpensandAnotherDoorClosesSearchingforGodCanneysaidtperfectlywiththebeliefthemeofthefestival.ThatslippedrightintherebecauseofcourseGodisallaboutbelief-noabsolutetruththereshesaid.Thisyearsfestivalalsostretcheditselfabitboth13thOpenSkyFestivalbelievesinNorthernartiststemporallyandspatiallywithperformanceshappeningbe-foreandscheduledforlateroninthemonth.NWTsinger-songwriterLeelaGildayperformedlastWednesdaynightduringtheDehchoAssemblyinFortProvidenceandDehchod-dlerWesleyHardistywillbeputtingontwoshowsinFortSimpsononJuly12-13.SothatsreallyexcitingforusthatssortofexpandinginawaythatIreallylike.ThattomeisveryspecialCan-neysaid.WerereachingoutalittlebitmorebecausewerearegionalorganizationalthoughwerebasedinFortSimpson.AlsoperformingattheeventwasstraightfromInuvikLeanneGoosewhoperformedhercountry-blues-rockstylesbothonSaturdayafternoonandatthedance.RandySibbestonDanaCrossMaryCarolineJas-mineNatsenaandLindseyWaughalsoperformeddur-ingthemusicalshowcase.Sundayfeaturedanopenmicmoreartistworkshopsanddemonstrationsfol-lowedbythetraditionalcommunityfeast.Canneysaidthequalityoftheartandperformancewasexceptionallyhighthisfestival.Therichnessofarthereisfairlyastoundingthisyear.ThevarietyofmediumsusedhereespeciallyintheDehchoisjustfantasticshesaid.Agroupofhappyfestival-goerssoaksuptheperfectweatherduringtheweekendinFortSimpson.InuviksongstressLeanneGoosecharmstheaudiencewithheredgycountryonSunday.MaryCarolineperformsintheOpenSkygalleryinfrontofaradiantTerryPamplinpiece.YellowknifesingersongwriterJasmineNetsenastrumsasoul-fulsongaspartoftheimpressiveNorthernlineupatthefestival.AsoapstonecarvingworkshopwasoneofthemanyeventsoftheweekendfestivalrunbytheOpenSkyGallery.BettyHardistythreadsherneedletobeginsomedelicatebeading.AcrylicartistGenevieveClarkworksonherpaintings.PhotosLynnCanney 23TuesdayJuly22013FortChipewyanBicentennialMuseumHoursMonday-Friday900a.m.to500p.m.Saturday-Sunday100p.m.to500p.m.FreeAdmissionCallustoday780.697.3844Congratulationsathabascadeltacommunityschool2013GraduatesMtisLocal125wouldliketocongratulateallgraduatesofAthabascaDeltaCommunitySchoolOurcommunitygrowswithyoursuccessArtsCultureHomecomingByDIANASMITHOver1000visitorsoodedintoHayRiverontheweek-endtocelebrateHomecoming2013aweekendpackedwitheventstowelcomeresidentswhohavesincemovedaway.FlagsinorangeyellowandredlinedthestreetstobrightenupthetownwiththeHomecomingCommit-teessignaturecoloursandabuzzspreadthroughtownascampervansparadedinandparkedinoldfriendsyards.TheweekendwasmeanttocelebratethepeoplewholivedinandbuiltHayRiverandwhohavemovedaway.Manyofthemreturnedtogreetoldfriendsandcreatenewmemories.Therewasmuchforvisitorstododuringtheirstayanongoinghospitalityroompro-videdrefreshmentsthrough-outtheweekendameetandgreeteventreunitedoldfriendsanexhibitionsoftballgamelettheoldstarathletesperformfortheirfriendsonceagainashfrybroughtev-eryonetogetheronSaturdayeveningachurchservicegaveeveryoneachancetoworshiptogetherandadanceonSundaynightcappedoffthefun.SheilaCookwhositsonthecommitteesaidshewasabitnervousatthestartoftheweekendafterthemanymonthsofpreparation.Ithinkitsgonereallywellthoughshesaid.Peoplehavebeensayingthewholeschedulecouldfallapartandtheydstillbehappyjustvisitingtheiroldfriends.Over1000peopleregis-teredfortheeventmanyofthematthelastminute.Kan-deeFroesechairofthecom-mitteesaidthatsincetheywereonlyexpectingabout700visitorstherewasalotoflast-minutepreparation.Wevebeengettingcom-plementsnon-stopabouthowwonderfuleverythingisshesaid.SueRobertswasbornandraisedinHayRiverandhasbeenlivinginOntariosince1981.Shecomesbackeveryyearforavisitbuthasnotseensomeofheroldfriendsinalongtime.Thishasbeenthemostawesomeweekendofmyre-centmemoryshesaid.ShehadbeenspeakingwithanoldfriendwhotoldherItwaswortheverysecondittooktogethere.DorisCaudronlivedinHayRiverfrom1969-1982andnowlivesinJoussardnearSlaveLake.ShesaidHugeturnoutforHayRiverHomecomingtheclosenessofHayRiveriswhatkeepshercomingback.ThepeoplearesofriendlyjustliketheywerewhenIlivedhereshesaid.WhenIcomebackeverybodystilltreatsmelikefamily.IamfamilywhenImhere.Itslikecominghome.BrendaDickcameupwithherhusbandWally.TheyleftHayRiverin1981aswellandlivedinAlbertafollowedbyOntario.Shesaidsheappreci-atedtheeventsbutwasalsotakingtimealonetogetintouchwithheroldstompinggrounds.Forhertheweek-endwasarollercoasterofemotions-seeingoldfriendsandsayinggoodbyetosomeaswell.AccordingtoFroesethemeetandgreeteventwasmostlyjustpeoplendingeachotherandhuggingandaminutelaterbeingscoopedupbyanotherfriendfollowedbyanother.Itwasoverwhelmingshesaid.DenitelywentthroughafewKleenex.ThecommitteecouldntsaywhethertheydbeorganizinganotherHomecomingeventinthefuture.Itwillbeuptothenextgen-erationtocarryonwiththisFroesesaid.Itsalotofworkbuttoseepeoplereconnectisworthit.PhotosDianaSmithVisitorspaytheirrespectstothepeoplewhohavelivedinHayRiverandpassedawayataspecialmemorialwall.BonnieandRoyCrowthershowofftheir1957FordFairlane500attheKinglandShowandShine.ChildrenplayduringhomecomingwhileacoastguardvesselblessestheeetofshipsontheGreatSlaveLake. 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