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DrowningseescreationofLongLakebeachpatrolConcernedYellowkniferTanyaSilkehasorganizedacommu-nitylifeguardprogramatLongLakeinresponsetothedrown-ingofayoungboy.Seepage3.NWTjudokawinssilveratnationalchampionshipHayRiversMasonBruneautookhomethesilvermedalatthenationaljudochampi-onshipsinVancouver.Seepage21.FiddleDeeDeeYouthfromacrosstheNWTreduptheirddleslastweekatcamp.Seepage17.SmithsLandingkeepschiefelectsnewcouncilAndrewWanderingSpirithasbeenre-electedchiefoftheSmithsLandingFirstNationandhecouldnotbehappierabouthisnewcouncil.Seepage7.CitizencourtcaseallegesSuncortailingspondleakEnvironmentalinvestigatorTonyBoschmannistakingSun-cortocourtforanallegedleakfromitstailingspondintotheAthabascaRiver.Seepage2.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00July92013Vol.37No.05PossibleoilspillfoundonAthabascaashundredsprayforendtooilsandsGovernmentindustrymaintainsheenonriverisnaturalByMEAGANWOHLBERGAs500marchersroundedthenorthbendofthe14kmtarsandsloopnorthofFortMcMurraySaturdayafternoonduringthefourthannualTarSandsHealingWalkoneoftheeventorganizersreceivedaphonecallfromherhomecommunityofFortChipewyan.TheoilleakontheAtha-bascaRiverisnow40kmlongandthewidthoftheentireriverErielDerangercalledoutrunninginalarmtoinformpeo-plethroughoutthesitewithhercellphonepressedtoherear.Firstreportsoftheuncon-firmedpetrochemicalleakdescribedasa5km-wideslickabout60kmnorthofMcMurraynearthePoplarGrovereservecameasAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNChiefAllanAdamwasspeakingoutagainsttheindustrystollonhisFirstNationstraditionalterri-toryandcommunitylocateddownstreamduringapressconferenceleadinguptothewalkthatmorning.NotstayingforthewalkAdamreturnedtoFortChipewyantoaddressthesit-uationasitmovedtowardthecommunity.HeewoverthesitelateSaturdayafternoonre-portingthesheennowstretchedover100kmandhadsoakedriverbanks.AccordingtoastatementreleasedSundaybytheFirstNationthesheenfrompic-turesandeyewitnessaccountsappearedtobepetrochemicalinnature.TheFirstNationreportedthepossiblespilltoboththeAlbertaEnergyRegulatorandthedepartmentofEnvironmentandSustainableResourceDe-velopmentESRDandtooksamplesandphotosofitsown.ESRDsaiditcouldnotndasourceofthesheenandthatitwaslikelynatural-acom-binationofsandclayandothersuspendedmaterialsincludingbitumencontainedalongthebanksoftheriver.WedidahelicoptersurveyoftheriverfromFortMcMur-raytoFortChipewyanandwecouldnotndanyindicationofaspillERSDspokespersonJessicaPottertoldTheJournal.Becausewecantconrmaspillwearegoingtobedoingsomeriversamplingjusttobesure.Soasfaraswerecon-cerneditsstillunderinvesti-gationPottersaid.Oilcompanieswerein-structedtodoinspectionsandnonereportedupsets.Thoughthegovernmentmaintainsitcannotndevi-denceofanoilspillthemu-nicipalitystoppedwaterin-takeattheFortChipewyanWaterTreatmentFacilityasaprecautionarymeasureonSunday.Derangersaidwhilethepetrochemicalsheenmaybenaturalitisanunprecedentedman-madenaturaldisastercausedbyacombinationofextremelyhighwaterlevelshottemperaturesandtorren-tialdownpours.Thishasneverbeforebeenseenbyland-usersinthere-gionshesaid.Evenifitsnaturalitisstillanindicationthatclimatechangewhichhasbeenexacerbatedbythecumulativeimpactsofthedevelopmentintheregionisleadingtoirreparableharmtonotjusttheenvironmentbuttheabilityofthepeopleintheregiontocontinuepracticingtheirtreatyrights.SeeHealingonpage12.PhotoMeaganWohlbergDrummersfromtheDeneThaFirstNationinnorthwesternAlbertathesiteofarecentpipelinespilltermedthemostdevastatinginAlbertashistoryleadmarcherspastSyncrudesoilsandsupgradingfacilitiesonthefourthannualTarSandsHealingWalkonSaturdaynorthofFortMcMurray.Seepages12-13. EnvironmentTailings2TuesdayJuly92013NEWSBRIEFSPoliceinvestigateoilsandsbombthreatWoodBuffaloRCMPreceivedacalllastWednesdayaround1130a.m.aboutanallegedthreattoanindus-trialsitenearConklinAlta.about155kmsouthofFortMcMurray.Anemployeehadfoundawrittenmessageindicatingtherewasabombsettodetonateonthesite.Anundisclosednumberofemployeeswereevacuatedbythecompany.Thepreliminaryinvestigationonsiteshowednorisktothepublicandnoevidencesuggeststhepresenceofanypotentiallyhazardousdevicespo-licesaid.AnyonewithmoreinformationisaskedtocalltheWoodBuffaloRCMPat780-788-4000.WorkerdiesatminenorthofMcMurrayAcontractworkeratSyncrudesAuroraoilsandsminenorthofFortMcMurraydiedlastMondayfollow-ingwhatthecompanyiscallinganincidentinvolv-ingheavyequipment.Thecompanydidnotreleaseanyfurtherdetails.Thenameofthedeceasedisnotbeingreleasedatthistime.Nextofkinhavebeenno-tied.OurthoughtsarewiththeworkersfamilyandfriendsduringthisdifculttimeSyncrudepresidentandCEOScottSullivansaidinapressrelease.Thein-vestigationisongoing.CanNorcommitstoNWTresourceandinfrastructuredevelopmentTheCanadianNorthernEconomicDevelopmentAgencyCanNorsignedaMemorandumofUnderstandingMOUwiththegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritorieslastweekcommittingitssupporttoresponsibleresourceandinfrastructuredevelopmenttopromoteeconomicprosperityforNortherners.TheMOUmeansCanNorwillworkwiththeGNWTthroughitsNorthernProj-ectsManagementOfceNPMOtodevelopandfostertransparentenvironmentalassessmentandregulatoryprocesswhenitcomestoresourcedevelopmentandre-gionalinfrastructureprojectsacrosstheNWT.SomeofthebestbrandsinthebusinesssuchasHeartlandandKeystoneGETGEAREDUPATNORTHSTARCHRYSLERwherewehaveahugeselectionofnewandusedCampersFifthWheelsandToyHaulerswww.northstarchrysler.caWHEREPEOPLEBECOMECUSTOMERSFORLIFERegularprice63410SALE47781TruckandTrailerComboFREENightStayinHighLevelwitheverypurchaseByMEAGANWOHLBERGAhandfulofconcernedcitizensintheFortMcMur-rayareahavelaunchedlegalactionagainstSuncorEn-ergyLtd.overallegationsthatprocess-affectedwaterisleakingdirectlyintotheAthabascaRiverfromoneofitstailingsponds.TonyBoschmannanen-vironmentalinvestigatorfromMcMurrayisleadingaformalinformationsuitwiththehopesajudgewillchargetheoilsandscompanythisSeptemberundertheFisheriesActforreleasingadeletorioussubstanceintotheAthabascawhenthecasegoestocourt.Theinvestigatorwhospentthelastthreeyearslook-ingforalinkbetweentheprocess-affectedwatercon-tainedinthetailingspondsandgroundwatercomingintotheAthabascaRiversaidhefoundthatlocationlastNo-vemberandbegansamplingforlevelsofionsnaphthenicacidsandPAHs.Whathefoundhesaidisa12-15000square-metreunderowofwaterintotheriverchemicallyconsistenttothetailingsadjacenttoSun-corssouthtailingspondandpondAA-32squarekilometresofout-of-pittail-ingsponds.ThisperceptionthatisportrayedoverandoveragainistheyreholdingthiswaterintheyrestoringallthiswaterbutwhenyoureallystarttolookatityougohowcouldtheyactuallystopwaterfromleakingfromthistypeoffacilitywhenyouvebuiltitnexttoariveronslopinggroundwithallthisporousgeologyHowcouldtheystopitSoweinvestigatedthatandwerendingthatthefundamentalengineeringtooperatethesereallyimpor-tantstructuresproperlyistogetridofwaterBoschmanntoldTheJournal.BoschmannsteamwhichincludesIanPeace-afor-meremployeeofAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFN-foundthe6000square-metresampleareaontheriverlastNovemberwiththehelpoftraditionalland-users.Welettherivertelluswheretogolook.Wewentlookingforaleak.WetooksometraditionalFirstNationknowledgeabouticedevelop-mentandtheformationoficeandhowitwasntdevelopingproperlyinsomespotsandtheythoughtitwasspring-likeconditionswheretherewaswaterentering.SowewatchedtheriveroneNovem-berwatchingtheiceforma-tionandoneparticularspottookanadditionalmonthtofreezethantherestoftheriver.Therewasnonaturalexplanationsowespentthenextthreeyearsguringoutwhyhesaid.Usingagroundwaterpi-ezometertypicallyusedondrylandtheteampoundedthe22-footlonghypoder-micneedlefivefeetintothesandbelowtheswiftlyflowingrivertocollectsamples.Wewantedafinger-printofprocess-affectedwaterandoneofthemostcommonconstituentsofprocess-affectedwateristheionsthesaltsthesodiumandchlorideandsulfatesandironandpotassiumandcal-cium-thosesortsofthings.Andtheyreverycommon-prevalentinfact-inprocess-affectedwater.Theyactuallyoccurnaturallybuttheygetfocusedwhenyoutakethisoilsandsoreandthenwashit.Everythingthatsintheoregetsconcentratedinthewaterandsuspendedinthecolumnhesaid.Comparedtotheelectri-calconductivityoftheriverwaterintheareawhichwasmeasuredataround300Boschmanngotreadingsof10400fromhissamplewater.CourtcaseclaimsSuncortailingspondleakingintoAthabascaPhotoMeaganWohlbergTonyBoschmannanenvironmentalinvestigatorclaimsanunderowofwaterintotheAthabascaRivermatchesthechemicalproleofanearbytailingspond.Thisperceptionthatisportrayedoverandoveragainistheyreholdingthiswaterintheyrestoringallthiswaterbutwhenyoureallystarttolookatityougohowcouldtheyactuallystopwaterfromleak-ingfromthistypeoffacilitywhenyouvebuiltitnexttoariveronslopinggroundwithallthisporousgeologyTonyBoschmannIonslikesodiumchloridepotassiumsulfatesironandcalciumweremuchhigheraswell.Intheriverbackgroundchloridesandsodiumwereinthe15-20mgLrangewhereasinthesampleschloridewasde-tectedat3300mgLandso-diumat2800mgL.Boschmannsaidtheprob-lemwiththesoundnessofthetailingspondisthatitwasconstructedona2km-wideand50metre-deepun-dergroundglacialmeltwaterchannelandthesanddykes-themostcriticalportionofthepondsstructuralintegrity-ontopofthedeepestandmostporouspartofthechannel.Ifyouretryingtoholdwaterinitstheworstplace.Ifyourebuildingatailingspondtoreleasewateritsthebestplacehesaid.BoschmannschallengewillbeheardincourtonSept.12.HesbeingassistedbylawyerMelissaDanielsanACFNmember.Suncordidnotrespondtorequestsforcommentasofpresstime. 3TuesdayJuly92013ByRENEFRANCOEURAgroupofconcernedYel-lowknifershastakenmattersintoitsownhandsafterthetragicdrowningofa7year-oldboyatLongLakeonthecitysoutskirts.LifeguardsforLoduneisanadvocacygroupofvol-unteerswhowillwalktheunsupervisedbeachatLongLakekeepingawatchfuleyeonswimmingchildrenuntilactuallifeguardsareavailable.Thegroupnamedinmem-oryofLoduneShelleythelocalboywhodrownedonJune27planstobeginitspatrolsthisweekend.TanyaSilkeaYellowknifemotheroffourisafamilyfriendoftheShelleysandbeganorganizingthegrouponJune28.Itsdevastatedsomanypeopleintown.Nearlyev-eryoneknowsthefamilyevenifitsjusttoaminimaldegree...TherewasaneardrowninglastyearandshesurvivedbutthatincidentalsoupsetalotofpeopleSilkesaid.Iknewinmyheartthatyouhavetocap-turepeoplesattentionwhenemotionsarerawsoIap-proachedLodunesmotheraboutmyplanandshegavemethego-ahead.LifeguardsforLodunehasathree-prongedmandateSilkesaidwiththerstandforemostgoalofadvocatingforofciallifeguardsatthebeachagain.AsthebeachislocatedwithinFredHenneTerrito-rialParktheresponsibilityofprovidinglifeguardsfallstotheterritorythoughinthepastboththeGNWTandYellowknifeworkedtogethertostaffthebeach.Therehavebeennolife-guardssince2003whenthatpartnershipcametoanendafterterritorialbudgetcuts.AccordingtoYellowknifeMayorMarkHeyckthecityhasheldrecenttalkswithrep-resentativesfromthedepart-mentofIndustryTourismandInvestmentITIaboutthedrowningandoptionsforoptimizedbeachsafety.ThedepartmentofITIismovingaheadwithasafetyauditofthebeachsode-pendingontheresultsofthatauditwewilllooktopoten-tiallycoordinateeffortswiththemhesaid.Heycksaidhebelievestheauditwillbecarriedoutwithinthenextfewweeks.Oneofthebenetsofthesafetyauditisthatitsnotonlylookingattheissueoflife-guardsbutitsalsolookingatsomeofthephysicalaspectsofthebeachitselfsuchasthedrop-offandthingslikesig-nageandotherissuestomakeitasaferspaceHeycksaid.Amajorhazardatthebeachisthedrop-offsectionasud-densanddeclinelocatedjustbeforethebuoys.LastFridaytheGNWTreleasedastatementabouttheauditwhichwillalsotakeplaceinHayRiverster-ritorialparkincooperationwiththeLifeSavingSocietyofAlberta.Thedepartmentiscon-centratingonthesetwolo-cationsbecausethebeachesarewithinmunicipalbound-ariesandincloseproximitytolargepopulationsaccord-ingtothepressrelease.Theauditwilladdresstheuseoflifeguardsbeachsizeandaccessparknum-bersandusagesignageandsupervision.SilkesaidshewantsthepublictounderstandthatanychangesatLongLakewilltaketime.Weknowthisisgoingtocostmoneyandthattheter-ritorialgovernmentwillhavetobudgetforit...ItsnotlikeweneedjustonelifeguardandthetrainingLongLakelifeguardswouldrequireisforopenwater-verydiffer-entfrompooltrainingSilkesaid.Itsnotgoingtobeaquickandeasyprocessbutitissomethingthatneedstohappenregardless.GroupgathersbeachwalkersWhenLifeguardsforLo-duneisntlobbyingandurg-ingthepublictowriteMLAsaselecthandfulofvolunteerswillpacethebeachactingasrstrespondersSilkesaid.Werenotanofcialorga-nizationwereundergroundsotosay-grassrootsshetoldTheJournal.ManyofushaveourCPRtrainingandwerelookingtogiveunof-cialtrainingaboutourroletoourwalkers...Wehavetobeclearwerenotbabysitters.SilkeinherfourthyearofAuroraCollegesnursingpro-gramisoffforthesummerandplanstoscanthewaterasmuchasshecan.IfImnotoutthereIllhavesomeoneelsewhohasCPRtrainingontheground...ImstillguringouttheschedulingbutIdliketohaveatleastthreebeachwalkersatagiventimeonehalfwayinthewateroneontheshoreandonebackbythetreeshesaid.Ideallywedliketohavepeopleoutthereeverydaybutwejustdontknowifwecandothatatthispointsowedontwantthepublicassumingwellbethere.Youstillshouldcomedownandwatchyourkids.Thebeachwalkerswillhavetheirownshirtsandhatstobemoreeasilyidentied.Werestillcollectingsup-pliessuchascoolerswhis-tles...Manylocalbusinesshavebeendonatingthingssuchasoatationdevices.Werehopefuladebrilla-torisbeingdonatedaswell...Maybelifeguardchairs.Itsamazinghowweveallcometogether.ButthatsYellow-knifeforyou.Thegrouphasover50vol-unteersandisstillgrowingaccordingtoSilke.Everyonecomeswithadifferentsetofskills.Ofthose50theresmaybeonly15orsothatqualifyforbeachwalkersbutwecanuseallthehelpwecangetshesaid.Heycksaidhesupportsthegroupandthinksitsgreatanytimeagroupofconcernedcitizensfeelstronglyaboutanissueandvolunteertheirowntimetomakethecom-munityabetterplace.Hementionedhedidcau-tionSilkeaboutliabilityissues.Sheseemedawareoftheliabilities...Iknowtheyrestillguringthingsoutbuttheirheartsareintherightplacehesaid.SpreadingthewordEducationandawarenessisanotherbigcomponentofLifeguardsforLoduneSilkesaid.Wereinthemidstofdesigningourwebsite.WehaveaFacebookgroupal-ready...totalktokidsaboutwatersafetyaboutthedrop-offzonetheimportanceofnotcryingwolfandaboutwhatweredoing-wewantthepublictorememberwerenotlifeguardswerevolunteers.ThegroupplanstohaveGoogleEarthimagesofLongLakeonitswebsiteaswellasothermapsoftheareahighlightinghazard-ouszones.LifeguardsforLodunestrivesforposi-tivechangeanddialogueSilkesaid.Shesaidshewasevenmoremotivatedtodosomethingafterhearingsomedisturbingcommentsaboutbeachsupervisiononaradioshow.Myyoungestis8years-oldandIknowtheresjustnowayyoucankeepyoureyesonyourkidseverysecondofeveryday...Itscounterpro-ductiveblamingparentsorblamingthecityortheter-ritorialgovernmentweneedtochannelthisintosomethingpositiveandIhopethiswilldothat.VolunteerbeachwalkerstopatrolYellowknifebeachRecentLongLakedrowningtriggerscommunityactionJusticeSafetyTanyaSilkeisthefaceofLifeguardsforLoduneanewgrassrootsgroupadvocatingforlifeguardsatLongLake.PhotoReneFrancoeur EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...EscapefromRiverRidgeTwomaleinmatesfromtheRiverRidgeOffendersCentreescapedfromaworkprojectlastTuesdayJuly7.Thetwoweretakenintocustodythenextdayfollowinganextensivesearchofthesurroundingarea.LeonardArchieBourke18ofFortSmithanda15year-oldyoungoffenderwerebothchargedwithbeingunlawfullyatlargeandwillappearinFortSmithCourtAug.11.IssueJuly14199820YearsAgo...ForestrydeputyministerssetagendaTheNorthwestTerritoriesrepresentativeatanationalforestrymeetinginFortSmithlastweeksaidtheNWTisinapositiontobealeaderintheeld.Thetopicsparkingthemostdiscussionwasforestmanagementagreementsbetweenthefederalgovernmentandtheprovincesandterritories.IssueJuly14199330YearsAgo...FireragesoutofcontrolAnexperimentalburnthatwentoutofcontrolinaremotearea200milesnortheastofFortSmithhasgrownto1300hectares.TheburnwaspartoftheexperimentsbeingconductedbytheNationalForestFireResearchCentreandtheCanadianForestryServiceintheareasinceJune29.Whentherewasignitedjustafter300p.m.WednesdayJuly7itsrateofburnwasrecordedatthreemetresperminute.IssueJuly1519824TuesdayJuly92013TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChetehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMcKayFortMcMurrayFortVermillionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrarieHytheJohnDorPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatieDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsPaulatukTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesRaeEdzoSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekwetiWhaTiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMornvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.PaulValleyviewWabasca2011CCNACANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2011CMCAAUDITEDAdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRates867872-3000PricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.LetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.PublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedonrecyclednewsprintwithvegetableinkatWainwrightStarChronicle.PublisherManagingEditorDonJaque867-872-3000ext.21djnorj.caEditor...........................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter.........................ReneFrancoeur867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller...........................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising....................JoshuaJorgensen867-872-3000ext.28adsnorj.caAdministration...............AldoLandaverde867-872-3000ext.29adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caIntern....................................JessicaIrvingOnJune25thesameafternoonthecontroversialactconrmingtheLandsandResourcesDevolutionAgreementwaspassedintheNWTlegislaturewithallbutonememberinfavourapri-vatemembersbillwaspresentedthenpassedrstandsecondreadingcaus-inganewdebatetoeruptintheNWT.NormanYakeleyaMLAfortheSahtupresentedamotiontoamendtheNWTLiquorAct.ThebillifitpassesthirdreadingwillenableSahtucommunitiestoholdaplebisciteproposingthebanofthesaleofliquorbyaliquorstoreintheSahtucommunities.Pushbackcameswiftlyfromthebusi-nesscommunityinNormanWellswor-riedthatoneofitsownwouldbeshutdownunjustlysufferingifsuchalawcametopass.Acallwentouttobusi-nessesinallotherNWTcommunitiestoinfluencetheirrespectiveMLAstoopposethebill.Opponentspromiseapublicrelationsbattleinthefallwhenthelegislatureresumes.Yakeleyasbillfollowsanumberofcrime-relatedincidentsintheSahtucommunitiesmostrecentlyTulitawhereinlateApriladoublestabbingtookplaceand180bottlesofvodkaenroutethereviasnowmobilewereseizedintwoseparateincidentsbytheRCMP.YakeleyasaidinaJournalinterviewatthetimethatthesituationwaswors-eningandcommunitymembersweregettingconcernedthatitwasnotnor-malbehaviour.AnRCMPreporttabledintheHousebyYakeleyainMarchshows47percentofallpolicecallsinTulitain2012werealcohol-related.InFortGoodHopethatnumberwas66percentfollowedcloselybyNormanWellstheDealingwiththeboozequestiononlycommunityintheSahtuwithali-quorstoreat52percent.PeopleintheSahtuhavebeentell-ingmethissituationwithalcoholandviolenceisatickingtimebombthatthingsaregettingworsenotbetterYakeleyatoldTheJournal.Weneedtostandupasleadersandlookatso-lutionsfordealingwiththeseissues.AtthatsameJune25sittingofthelegislatureareportwastabledbyMin-isterofHealthTomBeaulieuontheMinistersForumonAddictionsandCommunityWellness.Theforumhadtravelledto21com-munitiesinlate2012tofindoutwhatneedstobedonetocombataddictions.ThereportstatesIts12membershadasinglepurposetolistentoNorthern-ersaboutwhattheyfeelarethebestwaystostopthedestructiveimpactsofalcoholdrugsandotheraddictionsonindividualsfamiliesandcommunities.OneobservationinthereportisAb-originalpeoplearedisproportionatelyrepresentedinNWTcorrectionalcen-tres.Ninety-sevenpercentofinmatesattheNorthSlaveCorrectionalCen-treareincarceratedforcrimesrelat-ingtoalcohol.Amongitsambitious67recommen-dationsthereportrecommendsthegovernment31Developacam-paignthatcelebratessobrietyandad-diction-freeliving34ExpandtheNWTLiquorCommissionsaddictionsawarenessandpreventioninitiativesand63Increaseliquorinspectionsandimprovecommunitycooperationwithpolicetoeliminatebootlegging.Threadedthroughoutthereportisthestrongmessagethataddictionsde-gradeAboriginalculture.Thatcontrastssharplywiththesentimentsofoppo-nentstoYakeleyasbillthatalcoholisalegaldruginoursocietyintrinsictomoderncultureandanyonewhohasaproblemwiththatshouldfigureitoutandgetwiththeprogram.Thereisperhapsanotherwaytoap-proachallthisifliquoristocontinuetobeavailablefreelyincommunities.Thatistothrowatleastsomeoftheresponsibilityfortheproblemsbackonthesource.Ifapersonisallowedtobecomeoverlyintoxicatedinabarandthengoesoutandharmsthem-selvesorothersthebarownercanbedeemedcriminallynegligentandcharged.Thepenaltiesaresevere.Whynotholdthoselicensedtooper-ateliquorstoressimilarlyresponsibleObviouslyifacustomercomesinandbuysdozensofbottlesofvodkaitisnotforpersonaluse.Suchsalesshouldbebanned-everywhere.Oftenboot-leggersareknowntothepolicehavearecordandcouldbeinadatabaselikechildsexoffendersbannedfromeverbuyingliquor.Similarlyindividu-alswithrecordsofviolenceassociatedwithalcoholcouldbeonabannedlist.Asfortheliquorstoreoperatoriftheywerefoundtobeguiltyofsellinginap-propriateamountsofalcoholobviouslyintendedforbootleggingorbreakingtherulesastowhotheyshouldselltotheytoowouldbecriminallynegligent.Thisisnotjustaboutanentrepreneurrunningabusinesstomakemoney.Boozeacceptedornotdoesverybadthings.Alcoholabusedevastatesindi-vidualsfamiliesandwholecommuni-ties.Thereisnoeasysolutiontothat.Itisaspecialsituationthatrequiresspecialrulesandstridentmeasures.PhotoPaulBannisterJunevaGreenofFortSmithspiritedlytellstheoriginalteddybearpicnicstorytoagroupofalmost70childreninthechurchatMissionParkinFortSmithonJune29duringtheNorthernLifeMuseumsTeddyBearPicnic.Ascavengerhuntfacepaintingsing-alongsandsweettreatswerealsopartofthepicnic. LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR5TuesdayJuly92013FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms21Cand11CNorms23Cand10C8Low12Low17High14High8Low21High14Low10Low12Low20High13High8Low24High15Low16High17HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms20Cand9CNorms21Cand12C-1Low1Low6Low8Low8Low13Low19High14High9Low22High16Low16High4High12High16High16HighCORRECTIONSEditorThisnoteisinregardstobuildingtheroadsouththroughWoodBuffaloNa-tionalParkfromPeacePointAlta.Afterreadingacou-plearticlesinyourpaperIthoughtwouldmakeacom-mentandsuggestionsonthematter.IsupportformermayorPeterMartselostheoriginalproponentofthe118kmroadextension.Imforanall-seasonroute.AnyhowFortSmithgeographicallyisattheendoftheroadthelaststop.Mosttravelerswanttotakeanadventuroustrekinaloopeitherclockwiseorcounterclockwise.TheywouldexploreandenjoynewterritorygoodviewoftheevergreenNationalParkwildlifeandcampinggroundsetc.Thiswillalsobegreatfortouristindustry.NowthissuperroadwillgothroughaNationalParkandMikisewCreeandAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationsland.Surethisprojectwillcreatesomeopposition.IdisagreewithtowncouncillorKevinSmithscommentwherehesaystheroadsouthwouldseemorepeopleleavingthetowntodotheirshoppingandre-sultinaneconomiclossforFortSmith.WhatQuitethecontrary.Youvegottothinkoutsidethebox.AlsotheMiki-sewCreepreviouslycontestedtheprojectbuttodaythereisinformationthattheAlbertabandisshowinginterestinmakingthishappen.Anymassiveroadprojectsuchasthiswouldhaveanim-pactonthepeople.AlwayshaveconsultationwithFirstNationgroupsbecausetheywantinputandsharedinter-estinthematter.IamofDenedescentandIknowthatthisproposedroadwillbenetmanyremoteandisolatedcommunitiesnorthandsouthoftheborderasanex-cellentsourceforFirstNationseconomicsocialandcommu-nitydevelopment.Itwillmakeadifferenceinpeopleslives.Theall-seasonroadwillseeasteadytrafcowofsup-pliesfreshgrubmeansfreshbannocktheproductionofneededgoodsandamarkettodistributeresources.Howaboutnative-ownedgasandreststopstoresTheplan-ningandimplementationtakesacollaboratedrelation-shipbetweenallwhoarein-volved.RestorethedefunctThebachaRoadSocietyandgettheheavyequipmentroll-ing.YoureattheintersectiontheyellowlightisonIdleNoMorethegreenlightisash-ingtimetomoveforward.Itellitlikeitis-straight-upverystraight.YourfriendAlBenwellInlastweeksstory13thOpenSkyFestivalbelievesinNorthernartistsLynnCanneyprogrammingcoordinatorfortheOpenSkyGallerywasincorrectlyquotedassayingThatslippedrightintherebecauseofcourseGodisallaboutbelief-noabsolutetruththere.Itshouldreadnoabsoluteproofthere.EditorIthinkonemustbeabso-lutelycynicalorcompletelydafttopretendtobepartnersinhelpingthepooroftheThirdWorldsolargeCana-diancorporationsandminingcompaniescanexploittheirre-sources.YetthisisagaintheapproachtakenbytheHarpergovernmentbyrecentlyamal-gamatingtheCanadianInter-nationalDevelopmentAgencyCIDAjustforrichcorporationsCIDAunderthedepartmentofForeignAffairsTradeandDevelopment.WhethercynicalordafttheHarpergovernmentisdivertingCanadiandevel-opmentassistanceforpoorcountriestocorporationswhoseinterestsareopposite-inprincipleandpractice-tothewell-beingofthesepoorpeople.Therearenumerouswell-knowninstancesandtestimoniesinthisregard.Mr.HarperknowstheroleplayedbymultinationalsintheimpoverishmentofnumerousThirdWorldcountries.Heisthusmakinganotherdanger-ousrightturninfavouroftheveryrichwhoserstvictimsinthetruestsensewillbethepoorestoftheworld.Ihopepressurefromthepublicfromoppositionpar-tiesandfrommembersoftheirownpartywillforcetheHarperConservativestochangetheirapproachto-wardsCIDAandtoadoptamuchmorehumanapproachtowardsthepoorestoftheworld.Assistancetothepoorislimitedandaneffortmustbemadethattheybenetfromtheirownresourcesnotjustlargecorporations.BrunoMarquisGatineauQue.NorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKAlmosteveryeveningfromMaytoSeptemberRonnieSchaeferofFortSmithcanbefoundinhishipwaderssloggingthroughmarshesonSaltRiverFirstNationreservelandjustdownfromLobstickCreek.FortSmithmanstandsonguardforwhoopingcranesPatriciaWasiukowHatsofftoRonforprotectingandkeepingaeyeonthesema-jesticbirds.IbelievethebirdsarenestingonReserveLandsothegeneralpublichastorespectandnotintrudeweretheydontbelong.JudithAnnGaleYesindeedtheyarenest-ingonreserveland.Ibelieveitisnotonlyhisrightbutalsoeverypersonsrighttoprotectandrespecttheland.Boatingisafunactivitythatisenjoyedbymanyinourcom-munitieshoweverwithoutproperprecautionsyourfunonthewatercanturndisastrous.Boatersshouldkeepthefol-lowinginmindpriortohead-ingoutonlocalwatersEveryoneonboardshouldbewearingasafety-approvedlifejacket.Makesuretheyareingoodconditionandproperlysized.Takeaboatingsafetycourse.Checkandmonitortheweatherandwatercondi-tionsbeforeandwhileyouareboating.Knowwhereyouareatalltimes.Informafriendfam-ilymemberofyourintendedplanscoursedirectiondes-tinationandduration.WatersafetyideasthatcansavelivesCOLUMNMakesureyouareawareoflocalwaterhazardsanddangers.Keeprstaidsuppliesandanemergencyboatingkitincludingmatchesandinsectrepellentonboardandinaw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6TuesdayJuly92013GETMOREWITHORETHEUPCOMINGMINERALPROCESSINGOPERATORPRE-EMPLOYMENTPROGRAMCOULDBEYOURTICKETTOAWELL-PAIDNORTHERNCAREER.TOAPPLYCONTACTTHEMINETRAININGSOCIETYAT867-765-0445OREMAILMTSMINETRAINING.CATheprogramwillqualiysuccessultraineesorentry-levelpositionsattheNWTsmajormines.SelectedapplicantswillbefnanciallysupportedthroughLMALMDAorASETS.Mineemployeesgenerallyrequirecriminalrecordchecks.IyoureeligibletheMineTrainingSocietycanassistwithapplicationsorcriminalrecordsuspension.Theprogramhastwophases.Phase1consistsoa12-weekclassroomandshopsessionatAuroraCollegesThebachacampusinFortSmith.Phase2is504hourslongwiththree2-weekrotationson-siteatanoperatingdiamondmine.JOINTHENWTSBOOMINGMININGINDUSTRYASAMINERALPROCESSOR.LOCATIONAPPLICATIONDEADLINEFORTSMITHNWTJULY312013PROGRAMSTARTSEPTEMBER32013ByMEAGANWOHLBERGPlanstoconnecttheexist-ingSnareandTaltsonhydrosystemswithtransmissionlinesarenearlyreadytoenterthetenderingphaseandcostsareestimatedtoreachmorethanhalfabilliondollars.Thelinewhichisprelimi-narilyroutedaroundthewestsideofGreatSlaveLakeforatotaldistanceofaround900kmisdesignedtoincreaseinfrastructuralcapacitytomeetthepowerloadsoffu-tureminesandbringseveralcommunitiesoffdiesel.Themaindriverforthisinitiativeistobuildbackboneenergyinfrastructurethatwillovertimestabilizethecostofenergyforcommuni-tiesandexistingcustomersthatchoosetotieinbutalsotospreadcostsacrossallofthepotentialcustomersintheNWTandbuildeconomiesofscaleAndrewStewartmanagerofbusinessdevelop-mentforNWTEnergyCorp.toldTheJournal.Weknowthateachin-dividualcommunitythatsstuckondieselisgoingtobestuckinthatcyclethatuntilwendanothersolu-tionwilljustbesubjecttothecostofthecommodity...Whatweretryingtodoeventhoughtheresareallyhighupfrontcostisstabilizethatcostsothatyoureusingwaterinsteadofdiesel.Andbyvirtueofthatyouthenbuildasystemthatwillat-tractcustomersandalsogiveyouanopportunitytoexpandhydroprojectslikeTaltsonwhenthecustomerbaseisinplacehesaid.Theprojectiscurrentlyintheexploratoryphaseoflookingatthetechnicalsta-bilityrequirementsneededtolinkthetwosystemsfromwhatvoltageitwillneedtorunattowhatkindofpolesitwilltakewhichwilldeter-minethenalcost.TheTaltsonprojectwasabouta400-milliontrans-missionlineandthatwastogo700km.Thiswouldbeahighervoltagesystemlikelywerethinkingabout230kvinsteadof161...Itsgoingtobecertainlymoreexpensive.Itsgoingtobemorethan500millionasageneralsenseStewartsaid.AlsotobedecidediswhatcommunitiesthelinewillgothroughandwherethelinewillcrosstheMackenzieRiver.KakisaandFortProvi-dencestandtogethookedintothehydrointertieandpoten-tiallyFortSimpsonthoughmoreworkneedstobedoneonthefeasibilityofthatlink.StewartsaidhedoubtsthelinewillbeabletocrossoverthenewDehChoBridge.Ifitsahigh-voltagelinewhichImsureitwillhavetobeImprettysurethebridgewontbesuitableforthatkindofcrossingbecausewitha230kilovoltlineyoucant.Thatssomethingtheyllcon-rmforusbutImassum-ingtheyregoingtohavetodosomekindofspanacrosstheriveratanarrowpointhesaid.TheEnergyCorp.isnowintheprocessofputtingto-getherarequestfortendersRFTtohavesystemstabil-ityexpertsfromacrossthecountrydraftaproposalonwhatthetransmissionlineprojectrequiresandwhatitwillcosttakingintocon-siderationtheloadsinthecommunitiesandpotentialminesalongtheway.Insteadofchasingindi-vidualcustomerswithonehydroprojectwellbuildagridandthenbuildrenew-ableandhydroprojectsintoitanditwontbedependentononeindividualcustomertosupportthatproject.WiththeTaltsonexpansionprojectstillinhiatusStewartsaidthecompanyaimedforabout400megawattsoftheloadtobeconsumedbytheexistingcustomerbase.Hesaidtherewillbeasimilarkindofneedforthissystem.Weneedthoseloadsinordertopayforthesystemhesaid.Wellhavetorunabunchofscenariosastowhatloadswecanexpectandforhowlong.Butafundamen-talcomponentofthisiswewillattractexistingandnewcustomerstothegrid.Andthenyouendupsharingthebenetsofthosesavingstoeverybodythatsonthesys-teminsteadofjustthecom-munitiesorjustonemine.Allthecommunitieswouldbenet-onceitsstabilizedandovertimeifyoureat-tractingnewcustomerstheneverybodysharesthatbenet.OncetheRFTisoutStew-artsaiditwilltakeaboutamonthforrespondentstosubmitpackagesbeforeanythingcanbeawarded.Followingtheawardofacontractitwilllikelytakeaboutthreeorfourmonthstoreceiveadraftofthegeneralsystemrequirementsfol-lowedbydetailsonroutescostingandconstructionestimates.NWTgridexpansiontocostoverhalf-billionPowerCorp.toputoutrequestsfortenderwithinweeksIndustryEnergyPhotoDonJaqueTheNTPowerCorp.islookingforwaystotietheTaltsonhydrosystemabovewiththeSnare. PoliticsFirstNations7TuesdayJuly92013THEUPCOMINGHEAVYEQUIPMENTOPERATORPROGRAMISYOURTICKETTOAWELL-PAIDNORTHERNCAREER.This15-weekprogramdeliveredbytheMineTrainingSocietyinpartnershipwithAuroraCollegegivesyouthefullrangeofskillsandcompetenciesyoullneedtobecomeaHeavyEquipmentOperatorintheNorthsboomingeconomy.TOAPPLYCONTACTTHEMINETRAININGSOCIETYAT867-765-0445ANDFINDOUTIFYOUAREQUALIFIEDOREMAILMTSMINETRAINING.CAOfferedatAuroraCollegesThebachacampusinFortSmiththecoursedeliverscorecompetenciesinallaspectsofheavyequipmentoperationalongwith175hoursoftrainingontwopiecesofheavyequipment.IFBIGPOWERFULMACHINERYISYOURPASSIONCHECKOUTACAREERASAHEAVYEQUIPMENTOPERATORLIKEHEAVYMETALSTUDENTFINANCIALASSISTANCEDEADLINEAPPLICATIONDEADLINEPROGRAMSTARTSEPT.32013JULY152013JULY182013LOCATIONFORTSMITHByMEAGANWOHLBERGSmithsLandingFirstNa-tionmemberselectedwhatcouldbeitsmostharmoniouschiefandcouncilinrecenthistoryonTuesdayevening.ChiefAndrewWander-ingSpiritwhowasre-electedJuly2followinghisfall2012by-electionwinsaidhecouldnotbemoreecstaticaboutthecouncilheissettoworkwith.Imsohappytheyretherehesaidofthefour-personcouncilvotedinwhichincludesformercouncillorThaidenePauletteGeronimoPauletteAgnesCheezieandDianneBenwell.Itsaverygoodcouncil.Thaidenereceivedthemostvotesforcouncilwith62fol-lowedbyGeronimowith59Cheeziewith56andBenwellwith43.FormercouncillorJohnTourangeauwhoranagainbutlostbyonevotetoBen-wellisexpectedtoappeal.WanderingSpiritbeatoutformerchiefandcouncillorFredDaniels51to33.ThethirdchiefcandidateformercouncillorLizStirrettreceived15votes.ChairoftheSmithsLand-ingEldersCommitteeFran-coisPaulettesaidhethinkstheresultssignifythatpeoplewanttomoveforwardfromtherecentissuesofcorruptionandtroublednancesfacedbytheFirstNation.PeoplewantchangePau-lettesaid.TheywanttodealwiththeEldersCommitteereporttheforensicauditchangestotheelectioncodethatkindofthing.A2011forensicauditcom-missionedbytheFirstNationfoundhundredsofthousandsofdollarswereunaccountedforandallegedlyembezzledbyformeremployeesandelectedrepresentativesoftheFirstNa-tionincludingDanielswhoismentionedintheauditashav-inghadsigningauthorityoverseveralaccountsinquestion.FollowingtheaudittheEldersCommitteewhichSmithsLandingmemberselectalignedchiefandcouncilincludedcouncillorCheezieHowardBenwellandStirrettwasestablishedtomakerec-ommendationstothechiefandcouncilonhowtomoveforward.Recommendationsincludedsettingupmeasuresformorenancialtransparencyandac-countabilityinternaljusticeprocessestodealwithanyoneconvictedoftheallegedembez-zlementandon-the-landheal-ingworkshopsforcouncilstaffmembersandthecommunity.FormerchiefCheyeannePaulettewhoresignedfromthepositionlastfallpartlyattributedanunwillingnessbycounciltodealwiththeEldersCommitteerecom-mendationsforhisdecisiontostepdown.WhilechiefPaulettesaidhetriedtoenactchangestotheelectioncodeandaddresstheforensicauditbutfacedbully-ingcorruptionandunethicaldecisionmakingonthepartofcertaincouncillors.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGLeadersandcommunitymembersfromacrossDenen-deharemeetinginInuvikthisweekforthe43rdannualDeneNationalAssemblyandac-cordingtoNationalChiefBillErasmusthefocusofthedis-cussionsisgoingtobeanall-pervasiveonewhenitcomestoissuesintheNorthland.Thisisthe40thyearsincethecourtcasewhereFrancoisPauletteandotherchiefstookCanadatocourtandwonthecasesowhyisitthat40yearslaterwerestillnotgoverningourselvesTheressomethingthatsterriblywronghesaid.CanadasdenyingthefactthattheserightsexistandareenshrinedintheCanadianConstitution.Sohowtodealwithwhatdowedototurnthataroundthatspartoftheissue.ThoughthespecicdetailsofeachregionandcommunitywillbelledinthroughoutthethreedaysofmeetingsErasmussaidbigissuesofhowtopro-tectthelandwillbebroughtup.WevegotpeoplecomingupandtalkingabouttheproposedCanada-Chinatradeagreement.WevealsogotpeopletalkingaboutthefrackinginnorthernBC.Thosearesomeofthebigissueshesaid.Waterlandsresources-thedevolutionagreementforexampleitsdesignedtogivepowerandauthoritytotheterritorialgovernmentandweresayinghowcanyoudothatwhenthelandsandtheresourcesdontbelongtothefederalgovernmentItsahugeissuethatweneedtotalkabout.ProtectionforNorthernlakesandriverswillalsobeontheagendaincludingaproposalfortheDeneNationtosupportfederalBillC-529whichmovestoreinstateprotectionoftheSlaveRiverundertheNavigableWatersProtectionAct.Itwasremovedfromthelistofprotectedriv-ersinDecember2012throughomnibusbudgetBillC-45.MovingonfromInuvikEras-muswhoisalsoregionalchieffortheAssemblyofFirstNationsAFNwillbeattendingtheAFNannualgeneralmeetinginWhitehorsetheweekafter.HesaidtherewillbeafullcontingentfromtheNWTfocusedonissuescurrentlyimportanttotheNorthsuchasfrackingbutsaidthemainagendaitemwillbeunica-tionofFirstNationsacrossthecountry.Thebigoneishowtokeepusalltogetheranddealwiththeissuesthatareaffectingus.TheNorthissomewhatdifferentbutreallyifyoureanIndianyoureanIndian.Therearespe-ciclegalobligationsthathavetobelledonthepartofCan-adaanditsimportantthatwehaveallofthatclearhesaid.AnnualDeneNationmeetingputsfocusonlandGatheringinInuvikmarks40yearssincePaulettecaveatPoliticsFirstNations 8TuesdayJuly92013SpringishereWiththemeltingsnowandwarmerweatherbearsarestartingtocomeoutofhibernation.TheDepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesadvisesthepublictotreatbearswithrespectandtakeprecautionswhentravellingorcampinginbearcountry.Formoreinformationonbearsafetywww.enr.gov.nt.caSAFETYINBEARCOUNTRYByRENEFRANCOEURResidenthuntersmaysoongetthechancetoharvestselectbarrengroundcaribouagain.ThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritorieshasproposedalimitedharvestindesignatedzonesduringthe2013-2014biggameseasonforresidenthunterswhenitcomestotheBluenose-EastBeverlyandAhiakcaribouherds.Currenttrendandpopula-tionanalysisalongwithharvestprojectionsindicatetheherdscouldsustainthecurrentAb-originalharvestaswellasalimitedharvestfromresidenthunterswithminimalnega-tiveimpacts.TherehasbeenahuntingbanontheBluenose-Eastherdsince2006forresidenthunters.LimitedcaribouharvestproposedforresidenthuntersThisherdcurrentlyundergo-ingaherdsizesurveyfromthedepartnmentofEnviron-mentandNaturalResourceswasnotofciallyrecognizedasadistinctherduntil1999.ResidentharvestingoftheBeverlyandAhiakherdsclosedin2009-2010.Aborig-inalharvestingofthesethreecaribouherdsisnotrestricted.Themostrecentsurveyfrom2010showstheBluenoseherdnumbershaveincreasedto122000animals.TheAb-originalharvestbetween2009and2010averaged2700ani-malsfromtheherd.TheBeverlyherdwasre-cordedat124000in2011andtheAhiakherdat71000.TheAboriginalharvestoftheseherdsbetween2009and2010was1000animalsandlessthan1000in2011-2012respectively.Theproposalwouldallowresidenthunterstopurchaseonetagforabull-onlyhar-vest.Thetagmustbeusedforonebullintotalandcan-notbeusedforonebullfromallthreeherds.Theproposalhasbeensenttovariousrenewableresourcesboardsforreviewandrecom-mendationstotheministeroftheEnvironmentandNaturalResources.EnvironmentWildlifeByMEAGANWOHLBERGResidentsoftheFortMc-Murrayregionwhosuf-feredpropertydamageduetofloodingbetweenJune10and17willbenetfromtheprovincesrecentlyan-nounceddisasterrecoveryprogram.AsofJuly2residentscangotothemunicipalofcetoapplyfortheprogramwithprioritygoingtothosewith-outoodinsurance.Ourrstpriorityisget-tinghelptothefamiliesandsmallbusinesseswhoexperienceduninsurablelossescausedbythisdisas-tersaidAssociateMinis-terDonScottMLAforFortMcMurray-Conklin.Whenshevisitedtwoweeksagothepremiercommittedtohelpingthiscommunityre-coverfromthisood.Improudtofollowthroughonthatcommitment.Thefundingispartof1billionpromisedtoassistallood-affectedresidentsofAlbertafollowingmajordisastersintheCalgaryandHighRiverareas.Itisun-knownhowmuchmoneyFortMcMurraywillreceive.Affectedresidentsarere-quiredtoobtainlettersfromtheirinsurancecompaniesoutlininguninsureddam-ageandsubmitthatalongwithphotosofthedamagetoprovidetoassessmentevaluators.Onsitedamageassessmentswillalsooccuraftereligibleresidentsapplyforassistance.Theprogramonlyappliestohomeownerslookingtorepairorrebuildtheirpri-maryresidenceandotheruninsurabledamagedorlostproperty.Thefundscanalsocovercommunitiessmallbusinessesandagriculturalproducersandareintendedtoreturnessentialpropertytotheconditionitwasbeforethedisaster.FortMcMurraywashithardbyoodsinmid-Junefollow-ingextensiverainfallthatputthecommunityinastateofemergencyforsixdaysandhadmanydownstreamonedgeaboutthepotentialforoilsandstailingspondstooverowintotheriversystem.FloodingbeganontheHangingstoneRiveronJune10forcinghundredstoevac-uateandcausingsignicantpropertydamage.OnJune17theFire-bagbridgecollapsed100kmnorthofFortMcMur-raystrandingdozensofcampersintheRichardsonarea.Highways63and881wereclosedbecauseoftheooding.Estimatesoftheamountofooddamagearenotyetcomplete.FloodreliefcomestoFortMcMurrayregionEnvironmentFloodingPhotocourtesyofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesGNWTBluenose-Eastcaribouracethroughthedeepsnow.Therehasbeenahuntingbanforresidenthuntersonthisherdsince2006. HealthWellnessHealthCare9TuesdayJuly92013Photoswantedfor2014FortSmithPetDeskCalendarFillingupfastGetyourpicturesinsoonIfyouwouldliketohavephotosofyourpetstakenarrangementscanbemade.PleasecallChrisat872-5547.BecauseofthehighvolumeofrequestsSpecialconsiderationwillbemadeforpetsnotinpreviouscalendars.Pleasesubmitphotosoflivingpetsonly.Thereisnofeetohavephotosinthecalendar.IfyouhaveanyquestionsorneedmoreinformationpleasecallChrisat872-5547oremaildewolfnorthwestel.netDeadlineisAugust31ThisadsponsoredbytheNorthernJournalWESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Sayaisabeautifuladultfemalecat.Shehasamediumcoatwithanenchantingwhitepatch.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.ByRENEFRANCOEURTheseverelackofhealthcareprovidersinthesmallcommunityofTsiigehtchicwasamajoritemofdiscus-sionduringasecondinter-governmentalmeetinginYellowknifelastWednesdaybetweentheGwichinTribalCouncilGTCandcabinetmembersfromtheterritorialgovernment.Therewassomeconcernexpressedbythecouncilaboutnursingservicesinsmallcommunitiesespe-ciallythosethatdonthaveroadaccessPremierBobMcLeodwhoattendedthemeetingtoldTheJournal.Tsiigehtchicdoesnthaveanurseforexamplesotherewasadiscussionabouthowwecandealwiththatandwhoshouldbepayingformedi-caltravelifpeoplewhoaresickaredrivingthemselvestoInuvik.Thepossibilityofrevisit-ingclinicalpracticeguide-linesfornursesinisolatedNortherncommunitieswasalsoaddressedatthemeeting.NursesarentallowedtoattendpatientsoutsideoftheirnursingstationsowesaidwewouldbepreparedtodiscussthisissuewiththeNWTNursesAssociationtoseewhatifanychangeswouldberequiredtoenablenursestoattendpatientsintheirhomeMcLeodsaid.Theoverallconclusionisthatourhealthandsocialservicespeoplewillfacili-tateacommunitymeetinginTsiigehtchictodiscussthehealthandmedicalservices.Themeetingwillbeheldsometimeinthecomingweeksheadded.Otherareasofinterestre-viewedatthemeetingin-cludedfundinglevelsforcommunityprogramsandservicesunderGNWTcon-tributionagreementsandestablishingprotocolsforac-cesstoGwichinlandsintheGwichinSettlementArea.Weupdatedthemonhowweredoingwithourcon-tractingagreementwhenitcomestocontributionsaswellaseffortsweretakingtohaveaworkforceandpub-licservicethatismorerepre-sentativeofthepopulationMcLeodsaid.Wedohaveamemorandumofunder-standingwhenitcomestocontractingandwebriefedeveryoneonastatusreportonconstructionofseniorresidencesinFortMcPher-sonandAklavik.Theobjectiveofthecon-tractingagreementistopro-videGwichincompanieswith50percentofthegov-ernmentcontractingdoneintheregion.Manyofthesecontractsincludehighwaymaintenance.OverallbothpartiesseemedpleasedwiththemeetingMcLeodsaid.ItsbeenayearnowsinceourvicepresidentNormanSnowshoeandItookovertheleadershipoftheGwichinTribalCouncilGTCpres-identRobertAlexieJr.saidinapressrelease.Oneoftherstthingswedidwasre-establishagoodworkingrelationshipwiththegov-ernmentoftheNWT.WearepleasedtoobtainbothabilateralagreementandanagreementoncontractingintheGwichinsettlementareawhichwearemakingworktoourmutualadvantage.DuringthemeetingthepremierconrmedhewouldbeinattendanceattheGTCsupcomingNationalConferenceonIndigenousSelf-GovernmentslatedtotakeplaceinInuvikfromSept.10-12.McLeodalsoannouncedhewillrespondtotheGTCsfundingrequestof50000fortheconferencewithinthenexttwoweeks.TheUmbrellaIntergovern-mentalAgreementregardingIntergovernmentalCooper-ationandCoordinationwassignedonOct.132012andrecognizestheimportanceofagovernment-to-govern-mentrelationshipbetweentheGNWTandtheGTC.Itcommitsbothgovernmentstotwomeetingsperyear.ThelastmeetingwasonDec.102012inInuvik.TsiigehtchichottopicforGwichinTribalCouncilHealthservicescontractingagreementsdiscussedatmeetingwithGNWToaallllllllkkknininndssAARGGRGFOFOOFRMRMAAARRNIITTGGGGRRAAPPHHIICCDESIGGNBANNNNERSSDEAALSLLSTTTCKCCKRERESPPOOPPUPUPUBBANANNNNENNRRSSSSAAANDNWIWWWWCHHBBBOAOAOAORDRDDSSPTARMIfollowusatSIGNEDYK502451STSTREETABOVETRUHARDWAREYELLOWKNIFE867920-0770JANETSIGNEDYK.COMTsiigehtchicdoesnthaveanurseforexamplesotherewasadiscussionabouthowwecandealwiththatandwhoshouldbepayingformedicaltravelifpeoplewhoaresickaredrivingthemselvestoInuvik.PremierBobMcLeodPhotoGTCRobertAlexieJr.presidentoftheGwichinTribalCouncilsaysthecouncilhasagoodworkingrelationshipwiththeterritorialgovernment. 10TuesdayJuly92013Toregisterforthecampsformsandinformationcanbefoundatnorthernyouth.caortaigacamp.comNorthernYouthCampsincludingTaigaCampsareopenLandbasedTaigaAdventureCampFortMcPhersonFemales12-17TaigaAdventureCampCanoeTripFemales13-17NorthernYouthCanoeTripYellowknifeMalesFemales13-17NorthernYouthCanoeTripYellowknifeMalesFemales13-17July510July1727August59August1216ContactJennyatjennynorthernyouth.ca867873-4891northernyouth.caEnvironmentWaterByRENEFRANCOEURWhilecleanupafterrecentmajorfloodinginAlbertacontinuesNorthernersdonothavemuchtofearwhenitcomestoriverlevelsintheNorthwestTerritoriessaidaYellowkniferepresentativefromtheWaterResourcesDivisionofthefederaldepart-mentofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopment.PrettymuchacrosstheTerritorieswerealittlebitbelownormalforthistimeofyeardependingonwhereyouare.Wereonaverageabout10-20cmbelownormalintheYellowknifeandNorthSlaveareaandabout20-30cmbelownormalintheDehchoareaBobReidheadofwaterman-agementandplanningwiththedivisiontoldTheJournal.GreatSlaveLakeis10cmaboveaveragebutReidsaidthatislargelyaresultofthehigherlevelsinnorthernAl-bertasAthabascaandPeaceRiverswhichdrainintotheSlaveRiver.SomeriverlevelsarealsoupafteralargerainstormslammedintothelowerpartoftheMack-enzieValleymidlastweek.Thatstormdroppedapileofwaterandtheriverstherehaveallcomeupinsomecases50-60cmReidsaid.SimilarlyinriversnorthofInuvikwaterlevelscameup80cmandonegaugerecordedthelevelcameupjustoverametreonJuly4.ButitsnotanoutoftheordinaryrecordingduetolastweekspersistentrainincertainareasReidsaid.TheMackenzieRiveraroundNormanWellsandFortGoodHopeisalsoup30cmfromrain-nowherenearashighasitcangetinthespringReidsaidbutitsstillabigpulseofwatermov-ingthroughthererightnow.Thispulsewilldislodgedriftwoodalongthebanksandsedimentcarryingitdownriverhenoted.Whilethedivisiondoesnotspe-cializeinoodingforecastsReidsaidthereislittlecausetoworry.MostoodingconcernintheNWTcomesfromicebreakupinthespring...Itsforecastedwaterlevelswillstarttoleveloffoverthenextweekhesaid.Everythingthatsgoingoniscompletelynormal.NWTwaterlevelslargelybelownormalHeavyrainfallinsomeareasresultinginswellingriversPhotoFortSimpsonChamberofCommerceTheMackenzieRivershownhereinapeacefulsummerphotofrom2010isexperiencinghighwaterlevelsafterheavyrainstormslastweek. EnvironmentWater11TuesdayJuly92013MariaMarieSorochanSibleyPerronItneverhurtstosmilealittlesmileandsayhelloONJUNE202013MompassedawaypeacefullyinhersleepatChateauguayQuebec.Momsfamilymeanttheworldtoher.Shealwayshadthetimetositandlistenoroffergentlewordsofencouragementandadvice.Herbeautifulsmileandsoundsoflaughterwillbelovinglyrememberedalongwithhergreatjoyofmusicanddancing.MOMWILLBEREMEMBEREDandsadlymissedbysonJohnNicolegrandchildrenMatthewandAlexandraofChateauguayQC.DaughterCathyKengrandchildrenSidJenniferLorenandShawnofFortSmithNT.BrotherTonyPhyllisofFortSask.AB.Numerousniecesnephewsgreatgrandchildrenandfriends.AmemorialservicetookplaceinChateauguayQuebeconJune232013.Thankyoutoallforyourkindwordsandsupportduringthissadtime.AtreecuttingpermitentitlesindividualstoremoveoneofthefollowingThreeChristmastreesunder2.5metresinheight.20treeslessthan2.5metresinheightfortransplanting.Upto5cubicmetresofdeadstandingorwindfallencutdependsontreespeciesandsizebutitisapproximatelyTreesandtimberaretobecutfromdesignatedCrownPro-vincialLandonly.Thepermitmustbewithyouatalltimeswhilecuttingandtransporting.TM66permitscanbepurchasedfromparticipatingTREECUTTINGPERMITSGovernmentByMEAGANWOHLBERGAunanimousvotebyFortSmithTownCouncilonTues-dayeveninglendssupporttoafederalprivatemembersbillaimedatreinstatingpro-tectionfortheSlaveRiver.CouncilvotedduringitscorporateservicesmeetingJuly2tosendaletterofsup-portforEdmonton-Strath-conaMPLindaDuncansBillC-529whichaimstohavetheSlaveRiveragainincludedundertheauspicesoftheNavigableWatersPro-tectionAct.Theriverwasremovedfromthelistofthosepro-tectedundertheactinDe-cember2012somnibusbud-getBillC-45whilewaterbodiesincludingthePeaceAthabascaandMackenzieRiversalongwithGreatSlaveLakeandGreatBearLakeretainedprotection.CouncillorKevinSmithwhorstbroughttheissuetocouncilonJune18saidhismainconcernisensur-ingpeopleinFortSmithwillhaveasayaboutfuturedevelopmentontheSlave.TheNavigableWatersProtectionActdoesnotprohibitanydevelopment.WhatitdoesisittriggersafederalreviewprocessthatgivescommunitiesthatarentnecessarilyinthatjurisdictionasayinwhathappensoragreaterchanceofhavingasayhetoldcommitteeTues-daynight.Asitcurrentlystands...iftherewasproposedde-velopmentontheSlaveRiverwhereveritiswhat-everformitisthegovern-mentofAlbertahasthesay.Itsnotconsideredtobeunderfederaljurisdiction.TheNavigableWatersActwouldputitunderfederaljurisdictionwhichmeansitwouldtriggerafederalreviewprocesswhichwouldinvolvetheNorth-westTerritories.FortSmithcouncilvotestosupportSlaveRiverprotectionConsideringtheSlaveRiveristhesourceofourdrinkingwaterIthinkweshouldbeconcernedaboutanyformofdevelopment...inthisscenariowhichmeanswemaynothaveanyvoicewhatsoeverheadded.Whileprivatemembersbillsoftendontachievesuc-cessinParliamentSmithsaidthereissomeprecedentsetbyarecentbillamend-inginternationalboundarywatersreceivingroyalas-sentinFebruary.IthinkwherethingsarentverycontentiousandtheyrebeingrequestedbylocalcommunitiesthatarepotentiallyimpactedthereisrecentprecedentinParlia-mentwhereprivatemembersbillsarebeingsupportedhesaid.Towncouncilwillad-dressaletterofsupportforthebilltofederalEnviron-mentMinisterPeterKentandTransportationMinis-terDenisLebel.Thebillwentthroughitsrstreadinglastmonth.Secondreadingwilltakeplacethisfallwhenses-sionresumesattheHouseofCommons.FilephotoFortSmithTownCouncilhasvotedtosupportafederalprivatemembersbillthataimstoincludetheSlaveRiverintheNavigableWatersProtectionActagain. 12TuesdayJuly92013EnvironmentOilsands13071AA0EnsuringyourhealthyutureOverthenextfveyearsAlbertaBlueCrosswillinvest1milliontopromoteactivelivingincommunitiesacrossAlberta.Oneothesecommunitiescouldbeyours.Fourgrantsof50000willbeawardedeachyeartogroupsandorganizationsacrossAlbertatosupportprojectsthatpromoteactivelivingandwellnessatacommunitylevel.AsAlbertaslargestbeneftscarrierAlbertaBlueCrossprovidessupplementaryhealthanddentalbeneftstomeettheneedsoover1.6millionAlbertans.Alberta-basedandnot-or-proftweareuniquelyocusedonthehealthandwellnessoAlbertansandarecommittedtothecommunitiesweserve.Learnmoreatwww.ab.bluecross.caINTRODUCINGTHE...HealingwalkbringsrecordnumberofmarchersContinuedfrompage1.AdamcalledthetimingoftheallegedspillwhichfellonthedayoftheHealingWalktragicallyironic.Thisspillisoneofthenum-berofreasonswhywewalkandisanoilyreminderofAlbertasgrowingpipelineandtarsandsproblemhesaid.TheAlbertagovernmentneedstoaddresstheseproblems.Ignoringthemdoesntmakethemgoaway.Hundredsofeldersyouthindigenousleadersandal-liesmarchedalongthebusyhighwaySaturdayafternoonpasttailingspondsupgrad-ersbasecampsminedsec-tionsoflandandreclamationareasofferingprayersforthelandandCreatorinallfourdirectionswiththeongoingleakaconstantreminderofthepurposeofthegatheringthatbroughtpeopleinfromacrossthecontinent.ThisiswhywereallhereDerangersaid.Tostopthistypeofstufffromhappen-ing.Itsabsolutelyimperativethatweallcometogetherandreallyprayforthehealingoftheland.MarchersblameoilforseriesofrecenttragediesItwasnottheonlytragicincidentofthedaytogetat-tentionfromthemarchers.AnotherspilldiscoveredlastThursdaywasalsoreportedbyCrystalLamemanoftheBeaverLakeCreewhoseFirstNationrecentlyembarkedonwhatcouldbeaprecedent-settingcourtcaseagainsttheoilsandsindustryfoundedupontreatyrights.Weactuallygotareportthattherewasatoxictarsandsemulsionleakingintowater-shedsofourtraditionalhuntingterritory.Wevebeenfurthernotiedthatthecleanupcrewsoutthere.ItsnotapipelinespillitsanoilspillofsomesortusingtheCSSextractionprocessandtheyreactuallyuptotheirkneesinthisemul-sionshesaid.Lamemansaiditwasnocoincidencethatthemajor-ityoflastmonthsoodinginsouthernAlbertahitCalgarywherethemajoroilcompaniesheadquartersarestationed.Industrywakeupyourebeingsentamessageshesaid.Thatsourmothershescrying.Thewalkwasalsopref-acedbynewsoftheshockingexplosionsinLac-MeganticQue.causedwhencrudeoilatrainwascarryingcaughtreandresultedinvereportedfatalitiesand40otherpeoplestillmissingasofMondayafternoonwhichhadpeoplepointingngersagainatthesafetyrecordofoiltranspor-tationsystems.OtherspeakersattheHeal-ingWalkeventincluding350.orgfounderBillMcKibbenandauthorNaomiKleintieddevelopmentoftheoilsandstoglobalclimatechangeandin-terpretingdevastatingnaturaldisastersincludingoodinginIndiathatrecentlyclaimedthelivesofthousandsandwildresinArizonathattookthelivesof19reghtersaswarningstheextremecouldbecomethenormifmorebitumenisextractedfromAlbertassoil.Thereareveorsixdepos-itsofcarbonaroundtheworldthatarebigenoughthatifyoudigitupandburnittheresnowaywereevergoingtobeabletobringourclimateundercon-trolandthisisoneofthemMcKibbensaid.Whathap-pensherewilldeterminewhatwillhappenforgenerationsandgenerationstocome...Itwouldbegameoverfortheclimate.Thoughorganizerssaytheevent-attractingarecordnum-berofparticipantsthisyear-isnotaprotestagainstdevelop-mentAdamsaiditisawakeupcallforindustryandgovern-mentofcialstocleanuptheirexistingmesses.Wecannotcontinuethedestructionhappeningonourhomelandwithoutproperen-vironmentalandregulatoryprocessesinplacehesaid.BeaandSmiTarDruEldChildrenfromtheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationmaskupforthetrippastSyncrudesoilsandsupgraderfacilitiestakingabreaktositonthetailgateofthesupporttruck.DeneNationalChiefBillErasmusmarcheswithdrummersfromtheDeneThaFirstNationinnorthwesternAlberta.ChrisHillfromSixNationsieshisMohawkagsnearoneofSyncrudestailingsponds.AconstantstreamoftrafcfromSyncrudesoilsandsfacilitiesblastsbyasyoungmarcherstrytomaskthemselvesfromthepollution.AthabascaChipewyanFirstNationChiefAllanAdamaddressesthemediaduringapressconferenceatthestartofthefourthannualTarSandsHealingWalkonSaturday. 13TuesdayJuly92013RainnewbornbabybringblessingstoHealingWalkByMEAGANWOHLBERGAtthestrokeofmidnightontheeveofthefourthan-nualTarSandsHealingWalkababyboywasbornonabuffalorobeinateepeeduringathunderstormattheIndianBeachcampsitealongGregoireLakenearAnzac.Asacredchildthenew-borngreat-grandsonofFortMcMurrayelderVioletClarkewasproclaimedandalongwiththerainthatmain-taineditspresencethroughoutthenexttwodaysmadethestaroftheeventfocusedonpuricationlifeandhealing.WhatabeautifulwaytostartthewalknotjustwithabirthbutwiththerainErielDerangeroneofthewalksorganizerssaidFridayafter-noonduringthedownpour.ThisrainishealingitispurifyingAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNelderSueDerangeralsoreected.Thetarsandsaretakingandweneedtogiveback.Ourgivingbackisoursacricetostandintherainandwalk.Shesaidboththerainandthebabywereblessingstoremindpeopleofhopeandlifetohelpthemcarryon.Thankyoutotherainforhealingusallshesaid.Thebirthwasseenases-peciallysignicantinlightoftherecentpassingofoneoftheHealingWalksfoundersRo-landWoodwardaMtiselderfromFortMcMurrayandamemberofKeepersoftheAthabascatowhomthisyearswalkwasdedicated.ElderNancyScanieoftheColdLakeFirstNationwhohelpedcoachthebirthsaidthenewbabywasablessingafterthelossofWoodward.OneofthemostbeautifulexperiencesIeverhadwaswatchinganewbabycomeintotheroom.Hesareplace-mentofRoland-abeautifulbabyboyshesaid.Rolandiswithusinspiritnow.Whatabeautifulwaytostartthewalknotjustwithabirthbutwiththerain.ErielDerangerHealingWalkCoordinatorPhotoMeaganWohlbergNorthernersBabiesFortMcMurrayelderVioletClarkebeamsproudlyathernewborngreat-grandsonborninateepeeatmidnightonThursdayeveningtheeveoftheHealingWalk.erLakeCreeelderDoreenLamemanindigenousactivistandon-screenactorTantooCardinalvnironmentalistandauthorTzeporahBermanvisitFridayeveningattheIndianBeachcamp.PhotosMeaganWohlberghsLandingFirstNationelderFrancoisPaulettesaysprayersforthelandduringthe14-kmandsHealingWalknorthofFortMcMurrayonSaturday.mersfromtheLubiconCreeNationinnorthwesternAlbertasingonthewalk.rsleadhundredsofHealingWalkparticipantsoutofCraneLakeparkSaturday.MomandDadGrandmaandGrandpa.LoveMichelePaulJasonAtaraMarkJenniferColindaJoeAmandaAshlieDavidDarienCameronJaydenAdannaChristopherCarysTreyEuanandDakota.Happy50thAnniversary 14TuesdayJuly92013SportsRecreationPaddling100NorthernOwnedOperatedforover30Years1YellowknifeCometoYellowknifeforFolkontheRocksJuly19-21OurfriendlystaffarealwaysheretohelpByRENEFRANCOEURExploringthemightyandmysteriousCanadianwilder-nessalonewassomethinghighonNicolasPeyrelonguesbucketlistandthissummerhewillbecrossingitoff.The28year-oldmanfromMimizanFrancesetoutfromJasperAlta.onJune10andispaddlingnorthtoTuktoyaktuk.Iwantedtospendsometimebymyselfoutinthewil-dernessthinkaboutchangesIwanttomakeinmylifejustthinkaboutlifePey-relonguetoldTheJournalwhenhewaspassingthroughFortSmithonCanadaDay.IthoughtifIdontdothisnowIllspendtherestofmylifethinkingaboutit.Hetookayearofffromhisjobasanairtrafccontrollerandhoppedonaplaneankedonlywithgutsandambition.Withnopreviouscanoeex-periencePeyrelonguesignedupforathree-weekpaddlingcourseinMaineinMay.Thiswasgoodformetodo.Ilearnedalotandnotjustpaddlingtechniquesbuthowtoliveinthebushhesaid.AfterporingovermapsandnallypickingoutafairlyeasyroutewithnotoverylittleportagingheslippedhischerryredcanoeintotheAthabascaRiveratJasperandbeganhislongjourney.Itsjustbeautifuloutthere.Theriverisveryquietthoughthewaterisveryhigheverywherehesaid.IhaveyettoseeanybearsalongtheriverbanksbutIdidseemyrstcougaronmythirdday...Bythecolour-ingIthoughtitwasadeeratrstthenIsawthelongtailandhejustlookedatmeandIdidgetabitscaredFrenchmanembarksonpaddlingjourneyNorth-thoughthedfollowmebuthedidnt.PeyrelonguewasforcedtostopjustsouthofFortMc-MurraybeforetherumblingGrandRapids.Ididntwanttochancethat.Imnotskilledenoughtomakeitthroughtherehesaid.HehitchhikedintoMc-MurraywherehestartedpaddlingagaincoastingintoFortChipewyanintimeforthelocalFirstNationstreatydayscelebrations.OnenightIhadtosleeponapileofwoodbecausetherewaswatereverywhereelse.ThiswasontheAthabascaDeltahesaid.AthabascaLakewasreallyroughwhenIpassedthrough.Ionlysleptuntil300a.m.andthencontinuedon.Therehavebeenunexpectedchangestohiscanoetripashemeetsnewpeopleineachcom-munityalongtheroute.WhenIstartedinJasperIthoughtImgoingtodothisandgettomydestinationasfastaspossibleforme.ThenIstartedmeetingsuchin-terestingpeoplealongtheway.TheyaresowelcomingandhelpfulandkindPey-relonguesaid.SoIendupstayinglongerinthetownsandIlearnfromthemandevenifIdontmakeitallthewayitllbeokaybecauseofalltheseotherexperiencesalongtheway.HeattendedasweatlodgeinFortChipandanotheronewhenhearrivedinFortFitzger-aldonJune29.FrancoisPaulettesawmepullupfromtheriverandhecamedowninhistruckandpickedmeupevendrovemetothecampsiteatQueenEliz-abethandinvitedmetomysecondsweathesaid.ThatisveryspiritualformeandIfeellikeImevolvingspiritu-allyaswellasmentallyphysi-callywiththistrip.ThegenesisofPeyrelonguesadventuresparkedfromabookhereadaboutfouryearsagodetailingthecanoetravelsintotheArcticofoneMontrealman.ThismanhadnopreviouspaddlingexperiencehejustwentforitandIwantedtodothatPeyrelonguesaid.FromtheSlaveRiverinFortSmithPeyrelonguetravelledtoHayRiverandFortProvi-dencelastweekbeginninghislongstretchontheMackenzie.HesaidhesetsnotargeteddatetoreachTuktoyaktukbecausehehasnoideawhoorwhathellrunintoalongtheway.IhavetobebackinFrancebyOctober.Tillthenany-thingcanhappenhesaidwithalaugh.NicolasPeyrelongueofMimizanFranceisonapaddlingjourneytoTuktoyaktukforsomesolitarytimeinthegreatCanadianwilderness.HebeganhisadventureinJasperonJune10.PhotoPaulBannister NorthernersTeachers15TuesdayJuly92013Visitnwtel.caByRENEFRANCOEURThedarndestthingschildrensayatthemostun-expectedmomentswillbewhatlong-timeteacherEdithBourkemissesmostasshesaysgoodbyetothehallowedhallsofelementaryeducationwhereshespentthebulkofthepast29yearsofherlife.Itsneverceasedtoamazemethethingskidswouldsay...Therehasntbeenonemo-mentwhereIwasntenjoy-ingwhatIwasdoingsaidBourkewhoretiredfromJosephB.TyrrellJBTele-mentaryschoolinFortSmithlastmonth.Iloveworkingwithchildrentheyaresoeagertolearnandyoulearnfromthemtoo.Itisoneofthemostrewardingjobsyoucouldaskfor.Bourke65beganherteachingjourneyinherhome-townofAklavikin1971whenshewashiredonasaclassroomassistantatMooseKerrSchoolforthreeyears.Ihavealwayslovedlearn-ingmyselfsoItookcoursesthroughoutthesummersandtheprincipalknewIhadtheabilitytoteachsothestaffencouragedmetogoforof-cialtrainingandsoIdidBourkesaid.SheattendedtheTeacherEducationProgramfrom1974-1976trainingforthreemonthsinIqaluitandthennishingupinFortSmith.ItwasatthetimewhentheywerejuststartingtheprogramupinIqaluit...Ire-memberwestayedwayoutoftowninaresidenceitwasinterestingshesaid.AftertheprogramshewashiredonfulltimeatMooseKerrwhereshetaughtforthenextthreeyearsbeforerelo-catingtoHighLevelAlta.forherhusbandFredsjob.DuringthistimeshetookabreakfromteachinguntilFredscareerbroughtthecouplebacktotheNorthin1986thistimetoFortMcPherson.HereIworkedforanadulteducationcentreforaboutayearbeforeIwashiredonatChiefJuliusSchoolandIworkedthererightupto1995asanelementaryteacher.WhileinFortMcPhersonBourkesaidshesawherloveofmusicblossomandexpandintoherteachingmethods.IsangwiththestudentsandforthersttimeIstarteddoingtheChristmaschoir.Istillgetcommentsandcom-plimentstodayfrompeoplewhowereinmyclassesdur-ingthattimeandparentsabouttheimpactthathadshesaid.SincethenIstartedincorpo-ratingmoremusicintowhatIdidintheclassroomjustasasidenotetolearninglikehowtocarryatuneandencouragemystudentstodevelopaloveformusic.BesidesmusicBourketaughtalargearrayofclassesovertheyearsincludingmathlanguagesciencesocialstud-iesartandhealth.Inevertaughthomeeco-nomicsorgymBourkesaid.Everythingelsethough...Andeverygradeinelementary.AftereightyearsatChiefJuliusBourkesthirstforknowledgeledherbacktoschoolwhereshetookatwo-yearbusinessmanagementdiplomacourseatAuroraCollegeinFortSmith.DuringthistimeIcametoseehowpassionatelyImissedteaching.Idwalkdownthehallatthecollegeandrunintothestudentsintheeducationpro-gramandIwantedtobebackteachingshesaid.TohelphercopewithtwodeathsinthefamilyBourkedidgobacktoteachingafterreceivingherdiplomatak-inganeducationassistantjobwithGrade8teachersatPaulW.KaeserhighschoolinFortSmith.ThenitwastimetogobacktoschoolforrealandIwenttotheUniversityofSaskatchewanformyBachelorofEducationnallyshesaid.Nextitwas2001beforeIknewitandIwashiredonatJBTasaGrade6teacherandIwasthererightupuntilIretiredthisyearwhenIwasteachingGrade2.Bourkesaidshesmetmanyamazingchildrenovertheyearsandistrulyblessedtohavelandedinsuchalife-changingcareer.Myparentsreallyinstilledinmethevalueofgettinganeducation.Mymomwasrightthereencouragingmetilltheend...Iwantallyoungandnewteacherstonotbediscouragedtoknowtheycanovercomeobstaclesandtoholdontothegoodmomentsfromtheirstu-dentslikethosemomentsastrugglingstudentnallyun-derstandsadifculttopic.Bourkeandherhusbandnowplantospendtheirdaystravellingvisitingtheir11grandchildrenandthreegreat-grandchildrenscatteredacrosstheNWT.IjustgotbackfromYellow-knifeandbeforethatIwasinEdmonton.Nowwereplan-ningtogotoInuvik.Myhus-bandisanevangelistandweministeraswetravel-thatspartlywheremyloveformusiccomesfromBourkesaid.Werejustgoingtoenjoylifeandtakeiteasy.IwassicklastyearandsonowthatImhealthyImthankfulwecantravel.Aklavikwomanwrapsup29yearsofteachingPhotoBrittanyBourkeEdithBourkerightandhusbandFredplantotravelaroundtheNWTfollowingherrecentretirementafter29yearsofteachingvisitingtheirchildrenandgrandchildren. 16TuesdayJuly92013ASSESSMENTANDTAXATIONNOTICESMAILEDTheImprovementDistrictNo.24WoodBuffaloNationalParkcombinedassessmentandtaxationnoticesweredeliveredtopropertyownersonJune282013.UndertheMunicipalGovernmentActinregardstopropertyassessmentappealspropertyownershave60daystoappealAugust272013.PropertytaxesarestilldueandpayablebyJuly312013.PropertyownershavingquestionsontheassessmentareencouragedtocontacttheImprovementDistrictassessorat780-826-3589.QuestionsonthepropertytaxesshouldbedirectedtoAdministrationat780-422-8876.2013PROPERTYTAXPAYMENTIMPROVEMENTDISTRICTNO.24ByJACKDANYLCHUKWhenBrandyWilsonrstarrivedinFortSmithshewasstruckbythesweetnessoftheairinspringandwon-deredatthesourceofthedel-icatefragrancethatchangedThebachaforestandroadsideinspireartistArtsCultureVisualArtssubtlywiththeseason.ItwasthewildowerssaidWilsonwhostudiedneartsattheSouthernAlbertaInstituteofTechnology.BorninInuvikshewasimmediatelytakenwiththeprocessionofblossomsofthesurroundingwildernessthattransitionfromburstsofcolourinspringandsum-mertothemutedtonesoffallandwinter.Wilsonbegantocollectarrangeandphotographthespecimensladysslip-perorchidsrowscrocusshockingpinkwintergreenpaintbrushvetchasterlushgreenfoliage-richintextureanddetailmanda-lasandtapestries.NowIgetcallsfrompeopletellingmewheresomethinginterestingisinbloomsaidWilsonwhomustmovequicklytocatchtheflowersattheirpeak-andbeforetheyfalltothebladesofthemower.Theresultisaseriesofphotographicprintsonar-chivalpaperthathavebeenshownacrossCanada.Eachisamomentintimeanin-timateportraitoftheland-scapeasseenthroughtheeyesofanartist.Presentingbotanicalsonanoversizedscaleisanopportunitytoexam-inenatureinwaysthatareoftenoverlookedshesaid.Eachimageisrefinedimperfectionsanddistrac-tionsremovedtoallowforintenseexaminationoftheveinsofapetalandtheser-ratededgeofaleaf.AnexhibitionofWilsonsmostrecentworkTheba-chaTrailsandRoadsideDitcheswilldisplayatthePrinceofWalesNorth-ernHeritageCentreuntilSeptember.PhotoJackDanylchukFortSmith-basedartistBrandyWilsonisshowinghercollectionofgiantoralphotographsatthePrinceofWalesNorthernHeritageCentreinYellowknifeuntilSeptember. ArtsCultureMusic17TuesdayJuly9201313071RR013065RR1MTISINTRODUCTIONTOCAMPCOOKPROJECTTrainasaCampCookwithhandsoncampcookingorientationtrainingsafetycerticationpersonaldevelopmentacademicupgradingandmoreParticipantscompletingtheprogramwillreceivefulltimeemploymentwithPTIInc.TrainingprovidedinparticipationwithNAITandPTIInc.ProgramRunsJuly29th-October5th2013ApplicationDeadline-July15th2013Call1-888-48-MTIS1-888-486-3847onlineatwww.metisemployment.caFundedinpartbytheGovernmentofCanada.ByRENEFRANCOEURBowsandstringscameto-getherontheKatlodeecheFirstNationreservelastweekforanannualaffairhonouringoneoftheNorthsmostbelovedmusicaltraditions.FiddleenthusiastsofallagesfromacrosstheNorthwestTer-ritoriesockedtotheChiefSunriseEducationalCentretolearntipsfromskilledinstruc-torsduringthe11thKoleCrookFiddleAssociationKCFAFiddleCamp.ItsauniquecampaddleneartscampifyouwillandeveryyearwetrytogetanewinstructorortwosoitkindoffeelslikebeginningawholenewfriendshipforusGerdaHazenbergKCFAspresidentsaid.FiddlingisanimportantpartoftheNorthernidentity.Thatswhywepromoteitanditsfromcampsandgroupslikethisthatwehopetoseemorepeopletakeaninterest...Itssuchanintegralpartofwhoweare.WhileddlingispracticedacrossCanadathereisauniquevibetoNorthernddlemusicHazenbergsaid.WeexposeourstudentstoallkindsofddlingsotheycanseehowEastCoastddlingisdifferentfromNorthernddlingandunderstandtheimportanceinpreservingthatshesaid.ThecampwhichranJuly2-5hosted55studentsfromYellowknifeBehchokoFortProvidenceandHayRiver.ManywereadultsbuttherewasalsoahandfulofyoungddlerskeentotakeupthebowforthersttimeHazen-bergsaid.Wehadtwo5year-oldstheycamewiththeirparentsforourMomandTotsclass.Therewasa6year-oldtoo.Ithinkwehadaboutveyoungonesintotaland12rst-timeddlesintotalshesaid.Theyoungeroneswerereallyen-thralledbythemusic.Thatwasgreattosee.Thecampfeaturednined-dleinstructorsStaceyLynnReadaNewBrunswickerwhohasbeenplayingtheddlesinceshewasfourEastCoastclassicalviolinistRosannaBur-rillBonnieGregoryandRodOlstadmusicaldirectorsofGatewayFiddlersandFestivalCityFiddlersfromEdmontonAlbertanturnedinternationaltravellerCamNeufeldHayRiverddlerLindaDufordFortSimpsonddlerrecordingartistsongwriterandmotiva-tionalspeakerWesleyHardistymusicteacherandMtisddlerAndreaBettgerandviolinistpianistHelenEdgarfromNewBrunswick.Therewasalsoafull-timeartteacherJanMcNeely.EveryyearforthepastthreeyearstherehavebeendailyartclassesjusttocomplementthecreativityinmusicandthisyearwefocusedonmaskmakingfortheweekHazenbergsaid.Itsaweekofveryfulldaysfrom800a.m.to800p.m.StudentsparticipateinddledanceclassesorchestralessonsbasedontheirskillleveljamsessionscommunityeventsandoptionclasseswheretheycanchoosetostreamineitherclassicalviolinMtisddlingstepdancingkeyboardinggui-tarvocalsbucketdancingorpennywhistling.Wednesdayeveningfeaturedatalentshowcaseandstudentsexhibitedanumberofskillsfromuteplayingtosinginganddancing.Teachersspiceduptheatmospherewithalivelyconcertoftheirownentwin-ingEastCoastarewiththerhythmofNorthernddlers.WhilecampregistrationnumberswerefairlylowthisyearHazenbergsaidtheas-sociationremainspositiveandhasnoticedinterestinddlingpickingupinsomecommuni-tiessuchasintheTlichoregion.Thebigthingistosharewhatwerelearningsharetheddleknowledgewhenyougobacktoyourcommunities.TalkaboutitshowwhatyouvelearnedlistentogoodddlemusicwheneveryoucanHazenbergsaid.TheKCFAwasestablishedinmemoryofNorthernd-dlingsensationKoleCrookofHayRiverwhotraveledtheNWTteachingtheddletoyoungNortherners.CrookpassedawaytragicallyinaplaneaccidentonNewYearsEvein2001.Theassociationseekstocon-tinuehislegacyandbringjoytoothersthroughddlemusic.FiddlecamphonoursNorthernidentityNineinstructorshelpspreadloveoffour-stringedinstrumentPhotoGerdaHazenbergYoungstudentspracticepositioningtheirbowsandddlesduringthe11thKoleCrookFiddleAssociationFiddleCampontheKatlodeecheFirstNationreserveoutsideofHayRiverlastweek. 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EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICES19TuesdayJuly9201312345Viewour29patentedandpatentpendinginventionsonlineatwww.1800bigiron.comKONTINUOUSSHOKchlorinatorTellthemDannyHoopersentyou1234512345LegacyPremiumFoodStorageEmergencyNaturalDisastersPreparedness-Camping25YearShelfLife100GMOFreeAllNaturalIngredientsLowestCostPerCalorieGlutenFreeLine-upFreeShippingwww.totalprepare.ca1-888-832-1733NOTICEOFELECTIONTulitaLandCorporationNoticeofElectionToallvotingmembersofTulitaLandCorporationTLCPleasetakenoticethatanelectionforthePresidentbeheldonAugust192013.datefornominations.Intheeventthatnominationformsthatarenotreceivedonorbeforetheclosingdate.amendmentsadoptedAugust242011.soonaspossible.TulitaLandCorporationGiventhis5thdayofJuly2013attheHamletofTulitaintheNorthwestTerritories.EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYDIESELMECHANICONEYEARTERMYellowknifeNTUnderthegeneralsupervisionoftheManagerMechanicalServicesyouwillperformjourneypersonlevelmechanicalworkandsystemdiagnosisinsupportofdieselandhydrounitswhichincludeservicingrepairingdieselpowergeneratorsandassociatedequipmentsuchasturbinesenginespumpscompressorsradiatorsandheatexchangerslubricatingoilsystemsfueloilsystemscoolingsystemsvehicleothermechanicalequipment.JourneypersonDieselMechanicCertificationorequivalentJourneypersoncertificationacceptabletotheCorporationwseveralyearsrelatedworkexperiencepreferablyinaPowerPlantenvironmentdiagnosingrepairingandservicingdieselgeneratorsandassociatedequipment.Theabilitytointerpretdrawingsavarietyofpowergenerationandauxiliaryequipmentincludingmanufacturesmanualsandpartbooks.Abilitytocommunicateeffectivelybothinwrittenandverbalformandmustworkwellinateamorientatedenvironment.Travelinavarietyofaircraftsmarineandlandvehiclestoremotelocationswillberequired.AvalidNWTclass5driverslicenseisrequired.Salaryrangeis39.13to47.56perhour.Weofferanaccommodationof4200andlocationallowanceof4392perannum.WeofferasubmitadetailedresumequotingCompetitionoremailcareersntpc.com.Pleasevisitourwebsiteatwww.ntpc.com.DoyouhaveanideaforastoryorotherinformationtosharewiththenewspaperCALLUS867872-3000WhatstheSCOOPCheckoutTheNorthernJournalFindoutwhatsgoingonThepaperisalpacaedwithnews SportsRecreationGolf20TuesdayJuly92013ChestFreezersAirSealingNewHomesCheckouttheEnergyEfficiencyIncentiveProgramContacttheArcticEnergyAllianceatwww.aea.nt.caorcalltollfree1-877-755-5855or867-920-3333.ByDONJAQUEThehighlightoftheNWTGolfChampionshiptourna-mentinFortSmithovertheweekendwastheplayofthetopjuniorgolfersintheNWTshowingofftheirskillsforachancetorepresenttheterri-toryattheCanadaSummerGamesnextmonthinSher-brookeQue.FivejuniorgolfersfromYellowknifeHayRiverandFortSmithwereintherunningandtheywereac-companiedbothdaysontheir18-holeroundsbyMatthewGrayPGApro-fessionalfromtheYellow-knifeGolfClub.Itwasatypicalgolftourna-mentinFortSmith-relaxedfunhotandsunnywithonlyafewbugsasgolferssetouttoelevatetheirstatusintheestablishedhierarchyofwhoisagoodgolferandwithalittleluckbethebestonethere-butthroughoutthetwodaysofcompetitioneveryonewasawareofthenalgroupthejuniorsastheymadetheirwayaroundthecourseunderthewatchfuleyeoftheterritorialgolfcoach.ThisprocessisthenalstageofselectionfortheCanadaSummerGames.ThetopthreegolferswillgotoYellowknifetoworkwiththecoachforaweekQuinnGroenheydepresi-dentofNWTGolftoldTheJournal.Hesaidthecoachwouldlookatballstrikingabilityattitudeonthecourseandhowtheyper-formedasateamplayeroverall.TheNWTChampionshipsarerotatedeachsummeramongthefourcommuni-tiesintheterritorywithgolfcoursesincludingFortSimp-sonYellowknifeFortSmithandHayRiver.TheselectionandwemovethemalongGroenheydesaid.Thisyearsevenwerepro-ducedandtheyarenowdowntovewiththecoachpick-ingthenalthree.ThatwillbedonebyearlynextweekGroenheydesaid.TwoyearsagothersttimethiswasdoneateamoffourboysandagirlwassenttotheCanadaSummerGameswhichareheldeverysecondyear.Anotherselectionprocessforthejuniorswithanevenloftiergoalisunderwaysimul-taneously-tobeabletoplayintheCanadianAmateurGolfChampionshipsinWinnipegin2014.ThatselectionwilltakeplaceinthreeweeksatagolftournamentinYellowknifeatthebeginningofAugust.WehavesecuredthreespotsfortheCanadianAm-ateursin2014.Thetourna-mentinYellowknifeontheAugustlongweekendwillselectthethreebestcandi-datesGroenheydesaid.Wereveryfortunatetohaveagolfprowithknowl-edgeandskillwhoknowsthewaythegameneedstobeplayed.Theseyounggolfersareveryfortunatetohavethat.GraywhoisfromNewZealandhasbeentheclubproinYellowknifeforfouryears.GroenheydesaidtheNWTGolfAssociationhasbeenworkingwithGolfCanadatogetthefourNWTcoursesratedandslopedsoallareonthesamehandicapsys-temasgolfcoursesinthesouth.OncethatisdoneitwillmeannomatterwhereanNWTgolferplaystheirhandicapwillapplyequally.Agroupofgolffansgath-eredatthePelicanRapidsgolfclubhouselateSundayafter-noontowatchandapplaudasthesixjuniorspitchedontothegreentonishoffthe18th.Groenheydewastheretoshaketheirhandsandcon-gratulatethem.Theseyounggolfersshouldbeveryproudofthem-selvesforwhattheyhaveac-complishedhesaidafteritwasalldone.Thegroupofjuniorsin-cludedBrandonTuckeyofFortSmithwhohadthelow-estcombinedscoreforthetwodaysJakeRochefromYel-lowknifeJeffreyGroenheydeofHayRiverandTheoronDanielsandBrandonWal-terhousealsoofFortSmith.NWTjuniorgolfersvieforberthinCanadaGamesPhotosDonJaqueThewinnersoftheNWTGolfChampionshipsinFortSmithontheweekendearnedsilvertrophiestotakehome.FromleftNWTGolfpresidentQuinnGroenheydeofHayRivermensseniorchampionJeanSoucyofFortSmithjuniorchampionBrandonTuckeyofFortSmithandMikeGervaispresidentofthePelicanRapidsGolfandCountryClub.Theseyounggolfersshouldbeveryproudofthemselvesforwhattheyhaveaccomplished.QuinnGroenheydeNWTGolfItisnotjustaboutscor-ing.Thecoachlooksathowyoumanagethecourseandhowyoumanageyourself.Thatiswhyhewalkedwiththejuniorsthelasttwodays.processforjuniorsisincludedeachtime.WearetryingtohaveacyclewheretalentisidentiedTheunder-19juniorgolfergrouppauseforaphotoopwithGolfNWTpresidentonthenalteeboxonthelastdayattheNWTGolfChampionshipsinFortSmith.FromtheleftQuinnGroenheydeJeffreyGroenheydeofHayRiverBrandonTuckeyTheoronDanielsandBrandonWalterhousefromFortSmithandJakeRochefromYellowknifeDeline. 21TuesdayJuly92013FortSmithYellowknifeTravelmusttakeplacebetweenJuly12013andAugust312013.TotakeadvantageoftheseofferscallNorthwesternAirreservationstollfree1-877-872-2216ravemusaepacee00OnewayfromFortSmithtoYellowknifeSpecialStandbyFareforFortChipewyan9900allincludedone-wayuntilSeptember302013.FOLKONTHEROCKSSPECIAL31500fromFortSmithallincludedround-tripfare.TravelforthisspecialisbetweenJuly17thandJuly23rdonly.ReservationsmustbemadebycallingourReservationsDept.www.nwal.caTel867872-3030Fax867872-2214Emailchartersnwal.caForCharterReservationsCalltollfree1-877-872-2216SUPERSUMMERSTANDBYSEATSALESUPERSUMMERSTANDBYSEATSALEinyourCommunityTMTrademarkofSuncorEnergyInc.Keepingyouinformed.SuncorEnergywouldliketonotifyWoodBuffalocommunitymembersthatplannedmaintenanceworkononeofitsupgradersbeginsinmid-April.OverapproximatelysevenweekstheremaybeperiodsofincreasedflaringandthepotentialforodoursintheFortMcMurrayareaduringtheshutdownandstartupoftheunit.Suncorwillworktominimizethese.AlbertaEnvironmentandregionalstakeholdershavebeeninformed.FormoreinformationpleasecontacttheSuncorStakeholderRelationsGroupat780-792-9545.RegionalairqualityinformationisavailablefromtheWoodBuffaloEnvironmentalAssociationatwww.wbea.orgwww.suncor.comSportsRecreationJudoByRENEFRANCOEURTwoNorthernjudoght-ershaveemergedvictori-ousfromtheCanadianJudoChampionshipslastweekendinVancouver.HayRiversMasonBru-neau17wonsilverintheunder-21juniorcategoryforhis100kgandoverweightclasslosingouttoOntar-iosMartinRygielski.BCsJeffSwaddentookhomethebronze.GabrielleDesForgeswhoghtsoutofYellowknifewalkedawaywiththebronzemedalintheseniorwomenscategoryafterlosingtocom-petitorsfromBCandQuebec.DesForges19wasunabletocompetelaterintheunder-21divisionafteraninjury.OnlytwoNWTghterscompetedatthenationalsalongwithonefromNunavut.ItwasagreatfewdaysfortheNWT.WerereallyintherunningBruneausmotherYvettetoldTheJournal.Masonreallywantedthegoldbuthescontentwithsil-verandwalkingproud.Hesgung-hotocontinuetrainingandcomebackstronger.Thiswashisrstnationals.Asilvermedalspeaksvol-umesascomparedtomanyoftheotherghtersBruneaudoesnothaveajudoclubinHayRivertobetrainingateverydayhismothersaid.Heonlyhaspersonaltrainingavailableintown.HismaincoachisbasedinYellowknifesoitsabitmoredifcult...HedoesgotrainwiththenationalteaminMontrealbeforemostofhiscompetitionsbutitsnotthesameshesaid.BruneautrainswithMarioDesForgestheheadcoachoftheNWTJudoAssocia-tionandwithPhilippeBeau-prinHayRiverashisper-sonaltrainerandcondition-ingcoach.BeauprwhowasinVan-couverwatchingBruneaucompetesaidhespleasedwithBruneausresults.Inhiscategoryhewonthreefightsandlostone.Thatsprettygood.Thiswasalsothersttimehecompetedattheseniorlevelwherehelostthreebutwonone.HehadgoodposturebutmadeafewlittlemistakesinthatonebutitsgoodbecausenowheknowswhathehastoworkonBeauprsaid.AccordingtoBeauprBruneauwhohasbeentrain-inginjudoforthepastfouryearsisonlythesecondmaleintheNWTshistorytobringbackasilvermedalfromtheJudoNationals.BruneaualsowonsilverinFebruaryatthePacicInter-nationalOpeninVancouver.Bruneauiscurrentlytak-ingpartinathree-dayfol-lowupjudotrainingcampinVancouver.UponhisreturntotheNorthBeauprsaidtheyplantobeginanintensesummerworkoutprogram.Weregoingtobestep-pinguphisgamethissummerwithsomehecticworkoutsgettinghimintothegymdoingweightsandworkingonnutrition...Iplanonteach-inghimtocook...Hesmoti-vatedhesaid.ThenextjudocompetitionfortheNorthernghtersistheQuebecOpeninNovember.NWTjudokaswinbigatnationalsPhotoPhilippeBeauprMasonBruneausecondfromleftisawardedthesilvermedalinhisweightclassfortheunder-21categoryduringtheCanadianJudoChampionshipsonSunday.SportsBRIEFSAnnualcharitygolftournamentkicksoffFridayinYellowknifeTheAboriginalSportCircleishostingits4thannualcharitygolftournamentonFridayattheYellowknifeGolfClub.Theshotgunstartbeginsatnoon.TheeventfeaturesaTexasscramble18holesahole-in-onecontestdinnerandliveaswellassilentauctions.Theentryfeeis400.AllfundsraisedgotowardsKidSportNWTanorgani-zationthathelpschildrenfromfamilieswithnancialchallengesparticipateinsports.FormoreinformationortoregistercontacttheSportCircleat867-669-8338or867-669-8382orbyemailatsummerstudentascnwt.ca.Paddlefestgets5000fromFortSmithFortSmithsannualriverfestivaltheSlaveRiverPaddle-festreceivedtheone-time5000boostitsoughtfromtheTownofFortSmithafterhalfofitsfundingwascutbytheterritorialgovernmentthisyear.CouncilmadethedecisionlastTuesday.PaddlefestrunsAug.2-5andhasdrawnbetween300-500kayakersrafterscanoeistsandspectatorssinceitbeganin2007.YellowknifehoststrackclinicforCanadaSummerGamesTheNWTTrackandFieldAssociationhostedadistancerunningcampinYellowknifethispastweekendforCan-adaSummerGameshopefulsaged14-21.TherewereeightparticipantsintotalwhotookpartintheeventwhichincludestechnicalsessionsrecoveryworkinthepoolandtrainingbyaBCcoachwiththePacicSportNetwork.Fifty-sixtrackandeldathletesareinvitedtoanothercampinSherwoodParkAlta.fromJuly19-21wherecoacheswillthenselecttheCanadaSummerGamesteam.TeamNWTispermittedtotakeuptotwoathletespereventwhichwouldbeamaximumof50. ArtsCultureMusic22TuesdayJuly92013VictimsofCrimeEmergencyFundIfyouhavebeenavictimofaseriousviolentcrimeemergencyfundingmightbeavailabletoyou.Formoreinformationcallyourlocalvictimservicesprogramorvisitwww.justice.gov.nt.caVictimServicesVCEF.shtmlorcall867-920-6244or867-873-7002.AreyouavictimofcrimeortragedyThereshelpforyou.Victimservicesprovidesupportinformationassistanceandreferralstovictimsofcrimeandtragedy.HaveasafetyplanjustincaseKnowwheretogoandhowtogetthere.Leaveapackedbagwithsomeoneyoutrustincaseyouhavetoleavequicklyincludeimportantpapers.Takeyourchildrenwithyou.Tellsomeoneabouttheabuse.AsktheRCMPiftheaccusedisincustody.VictimServicesorasheltercanhelpyouwithasafetyplan.VictimImpactStatementsVISIfyouhavesufferedemotionallyorphysicallybecauseofacrimeyoucanwriteaVIS.AVISisyourchancetotellthecourtinwritinghowacrimeaffectedyou.IftheaccusedisfoundguiltythecourtwillconsideryourVIS.ForhelptocompleteyourVIScallyourlocalvictimservicesprogramorcalltheManagerNWTVictimServicescollectcallsaccepted920-6911.Yellowknife.............................920-2978HayRiver................................876-2020FortSmith..............................872-3520Inuvik......................................777-5493FortGoodHope.....................598-2247FortSimpson.........................695-3136Aklavik....................................978-2265Paulatuk.................................580-3223Behchoko...............................392-6381AlisonMcAteerHouseYellowknifeTollFree1-866-223-7775LegalServicesBoardYellowknifeCollectcallsaccepted873-7450CrownsCounselCollectcallsaccepted669-6900ImportantPhoneNumbersforVictimServicesNovictimservicesorRCMPinyourcommunityCallvictimservicesnearestyou.InformationaboutBeingawitnessCourtprocessSheltersandsafetyplanningAssistancewithVictimofCrimeEmergencyFundapplicationsGoingtocourtRCMPhospitalVictimImpactStatementsRegistrationwiththeNationalParoleBoardReferralsforProtectionShelterCounsellingVictimServicesprovidesJusticePhonesupportisavailable.Thereshelpforyou.Welisten.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTwolong-standingNWTactsareintherunningforsomeofthetophonoursatthisyearsAboriginalPeo-plesChoiceMusicAwardsinWinnipegAug.17-18.InuviksLeanneGooseisupfortheprestigioustitleofFemaleEntertaineroftheYearalongwithBestPro-ducerwhilehigh-energyrockersTheJohnnysfrontedbyFortSmithsownVeron-icaJohnnyareupagainforBestRockAlbumandBestGrouporDuo.Bothwomensaythenom-inationsareahugehonour.IvebeentouringreallyhardforthelasttwoorthreeyearsanditsreallynicetohavebeenabletotravelacrossCanadaandthrough-outNorthAmericaintotheStatesperformandgetmynameoutthereGoosesaidofhernominationfornum-ber-onefemaleentertainer.DespitelivingwayupinInuvikandfacinghightravelcostsGoosesaidsheiscom-mittedtowinningfansoverfromacrossthecontinentoneatatime.IvemadearealefforttotryandjustbetheretogetouttotheeventstotravelandtosharemymusicandNorthernartistsintherunningformusicawardsLeanneGooseTheJohnnysupformajortitlesinAugustultimatelythatswhatitsallabout.IdidntreallyexpectthatIwouldreceiveanomi-nationlikethisbutyouknowImreallyreallyexcitedandthankfultomypeersthattheyconsideredmeforthishonourshesaid.ItsthesecondtimeGoosewhohasproducedherlasttwoalbumshasbeennominatedfortheBestProducerEngineercategory.InproducingmyalbumIminchargeofmakingsuretheoverallprojectgoeswell.Iwroteallthesongssoitmadethingseasier.IhadasoundinmyheadofwhatIwantedtohearsoitwasjustbeingabletoexpressthatwithmyengineerandwithmycrewsoitsbeenareallygreatexperienceshesaid.ItsnotthersttimeTheJohnnyshavebeennominatedfortheirsignaturerockei-ther.TheirlastalbumLouderFasterMoreFunwasnom-inatedin2011aswastheirdebutILikeItALotin2008.Johnnysaidtheleveloftalentamongnomineesisastound-ingagainthisyear.Everybodyinbothcatego-riesisreallyaccomplishedsoeverybodybringstheirownuniquenessandwhatIthinkwhatmakesusstandoutisourstraight-aheadrockandrollsongsJohnnysaidofthebandstwonominations.Alotofartistsinbothcategoriesarewritingmusicthatisalittlemoreheartfeltpoliticalandenvironmental.Itmakesyouthinkmoreanddenitelythatswhatwetriedtodowiththisalbum.Wewantedtohavemoreofour-selvesinitmoreofwhatshappeningcurrentlyintheworldandCanadaandinourcommunities.Wewantedtoreectthatinoursongwrit-ingwhilestillstayingtruetoourhigh-energysoundandthegenreofrockandroll.TheJohnnyswhowillperformatthelivetelevisedeventonAug.18changedtheirsoundslightlyontheirlatestalbumRock.WhileitstaystruetotheirclassicrockandrollsoundJohnnysaidtheytriedothertemposandgotmoreseriouswithsomeofthelyricalcontent.Wewanttoempowerpeo-pleandparticularlywomenandyouth.Itsupliftingwhenaudiencesparticipate.Thatsoneofmyfavouriteaspectsofperformingwhenpeoplegetintoitseeingpeoplejump-ingupanddownandsingingalong-thatswhywewritethesesongstohelppeoplefeelthatJohnnysaid.Fanscanvotefortheirfa-vouriteartistsathttpab-originalpeopleschoice.comuntilmidnightonJuly19.BothGooseandTheJohnnysarealsosurfingthechartsontheNationalAboriginalMusicCount-down.Tohelpthemmoveupthechartssendyourrequeststocountdownncifm.com.PhotoVictoriaVaughanPhotocourtesyofLeanneGooseLeanneGooseisnominatedforFemaleE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