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IndustryMining2TuesdaySeptember32013NEWSBRIEFSYellowknifeRCMPmemberchargedCst.CoryWallacehasbeenchargedwithonecountofassaultafteraninvestigationintoanincidentonMarch14whenamaleprisonerwasinjuredintheprocessofbeingescortedfromtheYellowknifecourthousecell-block.TheinvestigativereportthatensuedwasforwardedtoCrowncounselforanindependentreview.EvidencesupportedchargesagainstWallaceinrelationtothehandlingoftheprisoner.HeisscheduledtomakehisrstappearanceinterritorialcourtonSept.17.HewillremainonadministrativedutiesinYellowknifewherehehasbeenplacedsincetheinvestigationbeganuntilthecompletionofthematter.OttawamandiesatYellowknifehousepartyfollowingaltercationA20year-oldOttawamandiedataYellowknifehousepartyonAug.24.RCMPreceivedacallshortlyaftermidnightthatamanwasinneedofmedicalattentionafteranaltercationattheparty.EmersonCurranwastakentoStantonTerritorialbyambulanceandtrans-ferredtoRoyalAlexandraHospitalinEdmontonwherehepassedaway.HewasworkingatAirTindiforthesummerandstudiesattheUniversityofOttawa.LastThursdayRCMPchargedYellowkniferesidentRomanBourque23withmanslaughterastheresultofthein-vestigation.HeappearedincourtonFriday.NWTLiteracyCouncilmeetsSept.7TheNWTLiteracyCouncilsannualgeneralmeetingwillbeatnoonthisSaturdayinthecommissionersroomattheDaysInninYellowknife.Thecouncilwillbere-portingonitsactivitiesandnancialsituation.Therewillalsobeanelectionforvicepresidentandtreasurer.TheNWTLiteracyCouncilisanon-governmentsocietythatworkswithcommunitiestoincreasetheircapacitytosupportliteracyandessentialskillsinalltheNWTof-ciallanguages.NWTLiteracyWeekrunsSept.22-28.BringthisadtoourboothandgetatowardsthepurchaseofyournewSki-dooCan-amorEvinrude.Othershowspecialsatourbooth.OffervalidSept67only.926MackenzieHighwayHayRiverNTwww.monsterrec.comBusinessHomeLeisureShowSpecial2013300INSTORECREDITByJACKDANYLCHUKIthastaken2000yearsbutthecentreoftheglobalecon-omyhascircledtheworldandreturnedtoAsiaBMOGroupvicechairKevinLynchtoldminingandenergyministerslastweekinYellowknife.ThisisthelargestshiftinthelocationofeconomicactivityinhumanhistoryandweinCan-adahavetomakesurewehaveagoodsenseofitLynchsaidlayingoutthemainthemefortheannualtwo-daygathering.NotingthatvirtuallyallofCanadasoilandgasispipedsouthtotheUnitedStatesNaturalResourcesMinisterJoeOliversaidthecountryshoulddiversifymarketsorrisklosingtheopportunitytosupplytheAsia-Pacicregion.ThisisapivotalmomentwhenwedecidewhethertotakethatopportunityorletitpassusbyOliversaid.CanadaneedsnewpipelinestocarryoiltothePacicbutdeterminedoppositionfromFirstNationsandenvironmen-talistshasstalledEnbridgeInc.sNorthernGatewaypipe-linethroughBC.TocounterthatOliversaidenhancingsafetyandcement-ingcooperationonnaturalresourceprojectsisessentialinaccordancewiththeHarpergovernmentsplanforrespon-sibleresourcedevelopment.Oliverpromisedanexpertpaneltoreviewtankersafetyandtoincreasepipelineinspec-tionsandauditswithnesforof-fendersofupto100000aday.Aspecialfederalrepresen-tativereportingtothePrimeMinisterwouldbeappointedtoMinesenergyministerslooktoAsiaforfutureprosperityoutlineAboriginalparticipationinthedevelopmentoftheWestCoastsenergyinfrastructure.Allpipelineswouldbere-quiredtocarryaminimumnancialliabilityof1-billionwiththeabsoluteliabilityforcompaniesoperatinginCan-adasAtlanticandArcticoff-shoreincreasedto1-billion.Environmentalorganiza-tionsobservingthemeetinghadtheirownideas.AlternativesNorthEcologyNorthandtheNWTChapteroftheCouncilofCanadianscalledThisisthelargestshiftinthelocationofeconomicactivityinhumanhistory.KevinLynchBMOGrouponthegovernmenttowithdrawtheproposedamendmentstotheMackenzieValleyResourceManagementActthateliminateregionallandandwaterboards.Giventhefederalterrito-rialandprovincialpushforexpandingenergyandminedevelopmentintheNWTweneedtostrengthenoversightnotweakenittheysaidinastatementissuedlastweek.TheyalsourgedOttawatorescindchangestotheFisher-iesActthatunderminethede-partmentsabilitytoadequatelyprotectshhabitatandbegintorebuildlostscienceandenforce-mentcapacitiesrequirefullpublicdisclosureofallfrack-ingchemicalsusedintheNWTandthechemicalcompositionoffrackinguidwasteenter-ingtheecosystemandestab-lishlegally-enforceablequalityandwaterowstandardsforwaterbodiesbothwithinandowingintotheNWT.BYJOSHLONGAdultlearningclassesareregularatYellowknifesTreeofPeaceFriendshipCentrebuttherewasatwistlastweekwhenthestudentswereTli-chocouncillorsandsenioradministrativeofcersthereforTlichocommunitygov-ernmentorientation.AftertwodaysImhop-ingthattheygetinspiredandagoodorientationtotherulesandlawsandlegislationthattheyhavetoabidebyascommunitygovernmentssaidregionalsuperintendentYvonneDoolittleoftheNWTdepartmentofMunicipalandCommunityAffairs.Shewasactingasanin-structorteachingoneofthreegroupstotalingabout23whentheNorthernJour-nalvisited.AtthetimeDoolittlewastakingdownnotesonposterpaperbeforeeagerTlichocommunitymemberssittingaroundrectangularfold-uptables.Onthesurfacewerepho-tocopieddocumentswithtitleslikeGordstop10listofbeingagoodcouncil-lorandGeorgeCuffs10commandmentsforcouncilmembers.Thefirstofthesecom-mandmentsreadthoushallnotattempttoconveytooth-erstheimpressionthatyouhavethepowertodecideis-suesthatarenotallocatedtoyoubylegislationorbylaw.AsDoolittlewroteakindofto-dolistontheboardguidedbyherstudentssheimpartedsomeadvice.Youhavetoprioritize.Ifeverythingisaprioritynothingis.Amongthetopicscoveredwerelessonsonhowtoreadnancialstatementsandtoplanforthefuture.Thestudentsrangedinadministrativeandpoliticalexperience.WhatiChiefAlfonzNit-sizawhoisservingasec-ondtermhavingalreadybeenelectedin2009saidwhattheyrelearningishelpful.Attimesnewmemberscanbereallyconfusedhesaidaddingthatcouncillorsmayllmorethanoneroleduringtheirterm.TwocouncillorsfromeachcommunitysitonboththecouncilandtheTlichoGov-ernmentandifaconstituentwantstotalkaboutacouncilissueatagovernmentmeet-ingorvice-versayouhavetomakeresidentsunderstand-thatsatanothertableNit-sizasaid.First-timecouncillorRobinLabolineoneofthefourac-claimedtoWekweetiscoun-cilpriortotheTlichocom-munityelectionsinJunesaidhesalreadylearnedfromsomeofhisnewpeers.Dontforgettheysaidtometheresalsoyouthouttherethatarelisteningtomesaidthe25year-oldLaboline.NewlyelectedGametiChiefDavidWedawinhadalittlemoreexperiencehavingpre-viouslyservedasacouncillor.Hesaidhestakingawayabetterunderstandingofcon-ictsofinterest.Ifmysonormydaughterormywifeormybrotherandsis-tersiftheyapplytoanyjobhesaidwhentheydotheinter-viewIhavetoremovemyself.TheresastrongpossibilitythatsituationwillhappensaidWedawingiventhesizeofhis512-membercommunity.Doolittleseemedoptimis-ticaboutherstudents.Thecommunityisreallyengagingthecouncillorsareaskinglotsofquestionsandtheyarelookingveryexcitedtotaketheinformationandgobackandimplementitinthecommunityshesaid.Thetwo-dayworkshopranfromAug.29to30.TlichoofcialsgetcivicscrashcourseNewlyelectedcouncillorschiefsandadministratorsattendorientationworkshopPoliticsFirstNationsPhotoJoshLongTlichoadministratorsandpoliticiansattendalectureonconictsofinterestaspartoftheirorientation.