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ColdLakeFirstNationupsetatnewCNRLleakTheFirstNationiscryingfoulafterreportsofafourthleakfromCNRLsoilsandsinearlyJanuaryreachedthemviathemedia.Seepage2.FormerbatontwirlingchampshareshersportAFortSmithcopandformerworldchampionbatontwirlerhasstartedyouthclassesinhercommunitytoshareherloveofthesport.Seepage18.CheckmateinYellowknifeCityhostschesstournamentatAuroraCollege.Seemorephotosonpage10.EnviroswininrstroundofFortMcMoneyThewebgame-documentaryisraisingquestionsaboutare-source-basedeconomyafterlaunchingonlinelastDecem-ber.Seepage14.FortSmithfashionistastohostfurfashionshowFortSmithwillbeholdingaGoneWildfashionshowtocelebratethecommunitystalentshistoryandculturethroughfur.Seepage11.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00January212014Vol.37No.364LepineSt.HayRiverNTX0E1G1T867-874-4385F867-874-4383TollFree1-866-523-5437www.power123.com60LEDTV-119999NOTJUSTABIGGERTVABETTERTV.FortSmithsBrittanyBrasserplaystowinonFridaynightduringthesecondgameoftheTerritorialMixedDoublesCurlingChampionshipheldinFortSmithlastweek.BrasserandherpartnerNickKaeserwonthebonspielandwillbeheadedtothesecondevernationaltournamentinOttawainMarch.Seepage19formore.NeilYoungconcertsputtreatiesinspotlightSold-outtourraisesover500000forlegaldefencefundPhotoMeaganWohlbergByMEAGANWOHLBERGAmidaragingnationalde-bateovertheexploitationofAlbertasoilsandsrockerNeilYoungattemptedtosteerthemessagebehindhisongoingbenettourfortheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationbacktoHonouringtheTreatiesearlierthisweekclaimingtheissueisnotsolelyaboutoil.OurissueisnotwhetherthenaturalresourcesectorisafundamentalpartofthecountryYoungsaidlastweekinastatement.Ourissueiswiththegovern-mentbreakingtreatieswiththeFirstNationandplun-deringthenaturalresourcestheFirstNationhasrightstounderthetreaties.YoungwasrespondingtocriticismfromthePrimeMinistersOfcePMOthatcameoutfollowingapre-concertpressconferenceonJan.12inTorontoheldbyYoungandACFNsleader-shipwhereYoungaccusedCanadiansofbreakingtheirpromisestoFirstNations.ThebloodofthesepeoplewillbeonmodernCanadashandshesaid.InitsresponsethePMOclaimedrockstarsarede-pendentonoiltooandthatAboriginalpeopleinCanadaarebenetingfromresourceextraction.TheresourcesectorcreateseconomicopportunitiesandemploystensofthousandsofCanadiansinhighwagejobscontributingtoastandardoflivingthatisenviedaroundtheworldandhelpingtofundtheprogramsandservicesCana-diansrelyonstatedthePMO.ACFNwhichiscurrentlyembroiledinseverallegalbattlesagainstoilsandsexpansiononitstraditionalterritorynorthofFortMcMurrayisreceiving100percentofsalesfromYoungssold-outtour.TheFirstNationsurpasseditsfundraisinggoalovertheweekendcomingoutwithover500000.ThosefundswillgotoACFNslegaldefencetopayforactionsliketherequestedjudicialreviewontherecentapprovalofShellsJackpineoilsandsmineexpansionalsoannouncedbyACFNslead-ershipJan.12.WehavesucceededbeyondourwildestdreamsinraisingmoneyforlegaldefenceoftheFirstNations.Globalenviron-mentalforcesarejoiningusnowwithnancialresourcesanditsbecauseoftheCanadianpeoplesawesomeresponsetoourcallforjusticeYoungtoldattendeesofthepre-concertpresscon-ferenceinCalgaryonSunday.SeeBenetonpage3. 2TuesdayJanuary212014NEWSBRIEFSFortMcKayAlta.manarrestedonmultiplechargesRCMPhavearrestedamanfromFortMcKayafterheallegedlywentonacrimespreeinthecommunity.The43year-oldMarkLHommecourtwaslocatedandar-restedbypoliceataresidenceinFortMcKayonJan.13theresultofmonthsofinvestigationintocrimescom-mittedbetweenNov.292013andJan.132014inbothFortMcKayandFortMcMurray.Chargesincludefail-ingtocomplywithhisconditionsassaultassaultwithaweaponandrobbery.LHommecourtisscheduledtoappearincourtonJanuary20th2014.ManfounddeadatSuncoroilsandssiteASuncoremployeewasfounddeadatthecompanysoil-sandssiteSundaymorningsubmergedinsandfromaworkplaceincident.Thebodyofthe40year-oldmanfromFortMcMurraywaslocatedbypoliceattheworksiteaftercallsaboutamissingemployee.Aninitialinvestigationbypolicehasdeterminedthedeathunsuspicioushowevertheexactcauseisstillunknown.Suncorhasstatedthatnootheremployeeswereinvolvedintheincident.AlbertaOccupationalHealthandSafetyiscurrentlyinvolvedintheongoinginvestigation.Themansidentityisnotbeingreleased.ThosewithinformationareaskedtocallWoodBuffaloRCMPat780788-4000oranonymouslythroughCrimeStoppersat1-800-222-8477TIPS.YellowknifechosenastopNortherntraveldestinationThecityofYellowknifehasbeatenoutWhitehorseandDawsonCityYukoninthe2014TravelersChoiceAwardsforthetopvisitedNorthernCanadiancommu-nitybyehcanadatravel.comblogandonlinemagazine.YellowknifethewebsitereadsisalandscapefullofadventureandalaunchingpointtothefarNorth.Ac-cordingtothewebsitetheselectionsarebasedonthenumberofonlinetravelerswhovisitedthatcommunityin2013andcontributedtotheblog.Theaward-winningblogboastsmorethan2milliononlinetravelerscon-tributedlastyear.YoucanpickupyourticketsfromanyminorhockeyplayeroratanyoftheseFortSmithbusinessesFortSmithMinorHockeyNeedsYouWINBIGBYPARTICIPATINGINOURBI-MONTHLY5050DRAW.AllfundsgotosupportFortSmithminorhockeyplayerdevelopmentandyouthathletics.TICKETSAREONLY2.TouchofHeavenNWALLousSmallEnginesGiGisBakeryRustyRavenTDCPhoenixAutoNorthernJournalPelicanRapidsInnDrawdatesareJanuary26February9and23March29and23.ColdLakeshockedbyfourthleakfromCNRLsoilsandsFirstNationcouncillorsaystheyneedmoreaccesstoinformationByMARIACHURCHColdLakeFirstNationleadersarecryingfoulaftertheysaidtheylearnedaboutafourthleakdiscoveredonCanadianNaturalResourceLtd.sCNRLPrimrosePad30-locatedontheirtradi-tionalterritory-inearlyJan-uarythroughmediareportsinsteadofthecompanyorAlbertaEnvironment.TheDeneNationwasshockedtolearnthatCNRLhadyetanotherspillwithintheirterritorythenationstatedinapressreleaselatelastweek.CNRLrepZoeAddingtontoldTheJournalinanemailthattheincidentwhichoc-curredJan.3wascausedbyawellborefailurebelowthesurface.ThefailuredidnotcauseaspillorleaktothesurfaceAddingtonstatedandtherehasbeennoimpacttotheenvironmentnorpotentialdangertopeople.TheAlbertaEnergyRegu-latorAERiscurrentlyin-vestigatingtheincidentthatcaused27000litresofbitu-mentobereleasedunder-groundaccordingtocom-panynumbers.AERspokespersonDarinBarterconrmedthatthein-cidentwassubsurfacewithnoimpacttotheenvironment.Hesaidtheleakwhichin-cludedsteamcrudebitumenandproducedwaterhasbeencontained.ColdLakeinthedarkColdLakecouncillorandformerchiefWalterJanviertoldTheJournallastThurs-daythatthenationdidnthearabouttheincidentuntilaweekafterithappenedthroughthemedia.Thisisanotherspillthathasoccurredandsimilartothelastthecompanyhascontinuouslynotcooperatedwiththenationandnotpro-videdpropertechnicalin-formationsowecanmakeagoodassessmentofwhatsgoingonhesaid.ColdLakerecentlyhadameetingwithAlbertaEnvi-ronmentandSustainableRe-sourceDevelopmentESRDaboutremediationcleanupOurconcernistheim-pactsonhumanhealthhesaid.Ourtraditionalpeoplestillconsumealotofthevari-ousanimalsthatwehuntandshfor.Alotoftheseani-malsenduphavingalotofandpreventionofbitumenleaksbutJanviersaidthegovernmenthasbeeneitherreluctantorunabletopushtheoilsandscompany.OneinstringofleaksforCNRLLastsummerafterCNRLsinsituoperationsnearColdLakereleasedmillionsoflitresofbitumenintothesurroundingforestandwaterbodiesESRDissuedaprotectionorderthatin-cludedforcingthecompanytodrainalakeaspartofthecleanup.ESRDsaystheyaredealingwithitbutallitisisjustcleaningupthesur-face.ThemainproblemiscomingfromunderneathJanviersaid.Janviersaidhewouldliketoknowwhatkindofpres-sureisbeingforcedintothegroundintheinsitudrill-ingprocessandwhatkindofchemicalsarebeingusedamongotherthings.thecontaminantsfromwhattheyareeatingandthewater.Weneedthescienticdatatondoutiftheseanimalsaresafetoeat.LegalactionconsideredJanviersaidthatColdLakeisstandinginsolidaritywiththeHonourtheTreatiesconcerttourbyNeilYoungcurrentlyraisingmoneyfortheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationslegalfeesagainstthegovernmentandoilsandscompanies.LegalactionagainstCNRLisnotoutofthepictureforColdLakehesaid.Wearetakingallmea-suresthatarewithinourmeansJanviersaid.Thatincludesutilizingourlegalsystemutilizingourlaw-yersutilizingourconsul-tantsandalsooureldersandallthepeoplewecancallupontoworkoutawaywecancausesomekindofpositivechange.Ourtraditionalpeoplestillconsumealotofthevariousanimalsthatwehuntandshfor.Alotoftheseanimalsenduphavingalotofthecontaminantsfromwhattheyareeatingandthewater.Weneedthescienticdatatondoutiftheseanimalsaresafetoeat.WalterJanvierColdLakeFirstNationPhotoEmmaPullmanEnvironmentOilSpillLeakedbitumenpoolsinthewetlandsnearCNRLsPrimroseoilsandssitelastsummerwhichislocatedonthetraditionalterritoryoftheColdLakeFirstNation. PoliticsFirstNations3TuesdayJanuary212014Continuedfrompage1.WehavematchedandmultipliedthemoneywehaveraisedfromCanadianssupportinghonourthetrea-ties.Wewillbepositionedtomatchthelegalpowerofouroppositiondollarfordol-larhesaid.ACFNChiefAllanAdamsaidhewouldliketoseethefederalgovernmentaddresstheFirstNationsconcernsaboutconsultationandtreatyrightsratherthanframeACFNasanti-developmentorattackYoungwhorstmetACFNsleadershipwhenhedrovehiselectriccartoFortMcMurraylastfall.Ithinktheprimeminis-tershouldfocusontheat-tentionthatweredrawinginregardstohonouringthetreatiesinsteadoffocusingattentiononbringingdownaniconlikeNeilYoungwhohadtoraisetheagaboutbrokenpromisesthechieftoldTheJournalfromYoungstourbusonthewaytoWinnipegwhereheperformedandgavean-otherpressconferenceonJan.16beforeheadingofftoanothershowinReginaonJan.17andCalgaryonSunday.PrimeMinisterHarpershouldsitdownandfocusontheissuesinregardstothetreatiesAdamsaid.WehaveoutstandingclaimswithCanadathatwerestillnego-tiatingover20years.ThechiefsaidrecentmediapollsshowingthemajorityofCanadiansareinfavourofYoungscampaignalongwiththeveryresponsiveandsupportiveconcertaudiencesreinforcehisbeliefthatwhattheyaredoingisright.Thesold-outconcertatTo-rontosMasseyHallfeaturedarounddanceinthestreetsbeforehandwhereAdamsaidover200peopleshowedupundertheIdleNoMoreban-ner.AsimilarrounddancewasheldinWinnipegalongwithateach-inontreatiesandtheIdleNoMoremovementinCalgaryonSunday.ThesepeoplewerentgoingtotheconcerttheyshoweduptosupportwhatweweredoingAdamsaid.BenettoursucceedsbeyondwildestdreamsNeilYoungaddressesmediaonhislastconcertstopinCalgary.ACFNwantsoilsandsexpansiondeclaredunlawfulFirstNationleslegalsuitwhileontourwithfolkiconNeilYoungByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithoverhalfamilliondollarsinlegalfundsraisedbyNeilYoungsongoingHonourtheTreatiescon-certtourtheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNofnorthernAlbertaisgearingupforanotherlegalghtinanattempttostopfurtheroilsandsexpansiononitstraditionalterritory.TheFirstNationledanewlawsuitagainstthefederalgov-ernmentandShellCanadalastweekontheeveofYoungsrstconcertinTorontorequestingtheFederalCourtreviewtheCrownsDec.6decisiongivingthego-aheadtoShellsJack-pineopen-pitoilsandsmineexpansionproject.ACFNishopingthecourtwillndthedecisioninvalidandunlawfulbasedonwhatitsayswasinadequateconsul-tationregardingtheprojectsrecognizedimpactsontheFirstNationssection35rights.DuringthehearingsfortheJackpineprojectACFNrepeatedlyattemptedtohaltthereviewprocessuntilitcouldbeconsultedonthreatstomembersTreaty8rights.Thoselegalchallengesweredeferredwiththepanelrul-ingthatitcouldnotdeter-minewhetherconsultationhadproperlytakenplaceuntilafterthedecisionhadbeenmade.NowthattheminehasbeenapprovedACFNsleadersaresayingtheystillhaventbeenadequatelyconsultedonim-pactstotheirtreatyandAb-originalrightsallofwhichwereacknowledgedbythereviewpanelinitsreportasbeingcompromisedbytheproject.TheCrownisindirectviolationoftheirduciaryobligationssaidACFNChiefAllanAdam.Wehavenotevenbeguntoef-fectivelyaddressthemanyimpactsthisprojectwouldhaveonACFNsAboriginalandtreatyrightsyettheyhavealreadygrantedanap-provalTheapprovaloftheprojectwashypocriticalononehandtheyoutlinedallofthevariousviolationsoflawsandlegislationbutultimatelyapprovedtheprojectinthepublicinterest.Franklyitsinsultingandunlawful.InitscaseACFNallegesthatCanadabreacheditsdutytoconsultandaccommodateACFNandthatthemitigationmeasuresofferedareincon-sistentwithlegislationpro-tectingmigratorybirdsandspeciesatrisk.ACFNremainsunsatisedwiththeCrownsresponsetoconsultandaccommo-datestatedDoreenSomersACFNsIndustryRelationCorp.IRCconsultationco-ordinatorinapressreleaselastweek.TheCrownisun-willingtomeaningfullyad-dresstheextensiveconcernswehavebroughtforwardbe-foreduringandafterthepub-licreviewprocessforShellsJackpineMineExpansion.TheFirstNationisre-questingthatthedecisiontoapprovetheminebesus-pendeduntiladequatecon-sultationandaccommodationtakesplace.ThelegalchallengeisdrivenbyACFNsEldersDeclarationoutliningapro-tectionzonenorthoftheFire-bagRiveranareatheysayiscriticalforprotectingat-riskwildlifepopulationsandtheconstitutionallyguaranteedtraditionalland-useactivi-tiesoftheFirstNation.PhotoMikeHudemaPhotoMikeHudemaACFNChiefAllanAdamspeaksduringapressconferenceSundayinCalgarypriortoNeilYoungsnalconcertontheHonourtheTreatieslegaldefencefundbenettourjoinedbyACFNrepresentativesandscientistDr.DavidSchindlercentre.PoliticsFirstNations EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...FursalesdownthiswinterNorthAmericanFurAuctionsNAFAopenedits199899sellingseasonwithafreshcollectionofwildfur.AtawildfurauctionheldearlierinDecemberlim-itedbuyerattendanceresultedinlowerpricesandverylowclearancesaccord-ingtoNAFA.IssueJanuary19199920YearsAgo...MLAblastsmayorThebachaMLAJeannieMarie-JewellhasslammedFortSmithmayorDennisBevingtonforusingcommunist-typetacticstostoptheconstructionofaroadlinkbetweenFortSmithandFortVermil-ion.BevingtondismissedMarie-Jewellscommentssayingheisnottryingtode-railanyinitiativetobringaroadlinktoFortSmith.IssueJanuary19199430YearsAgo...CompetingcarnivalcouldkillFrolicsThe1984WoodBuffaloFrolicsmayturnouttobethelastbecauseofrivalryfromthenewlycreatedPioneerDays.TheFortSmithLionsClubwhichsponsorstheannualspringFrolicssaythesched-ulingofthePioneerDayscouldkilltheircelebrations.IssueJanuary1919844TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChatehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMcKayFortMcMurrayFortVermilionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrairieHytheJohndOrPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatiDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsPaulatukTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekwetiWhaTiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMorinvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.PaulValleyviewWabasca2013CCNABLUERIBBONCANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2013CMCAAUDITEDAdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRates867872-3000PricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.LetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.PublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedonrecyclednewsprintwithvegetableinkatWainwrightStarChronicle.PublisherManagingEditorDonJaque867-872-3000ext.21donnorj.caEditor...........................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter..............................MariaChurch867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller...........................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising....................JoshuaJorgensen867-872-3000ext.15salesnorj.caAdministration................JeremyTurcotte867-872-3000ext.26adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caAnnaSierra867-872-3000ext.20designnorj.caTuesdayJanuary212014Oilsands-thetruthpleaseNeilYoungisahas-beenmusicianwhodoesnothavehisfactsstraightwhenhecriticizesthewaytheoilsandsarebeingdevelopedthefederalgovernmentwouldhaveusbelieve.MoviedirectorJamesCam-eronwassimilarlyviliedwhenhecreatedthemovieAvatar.Canadianswhomakeitbigontheworldstageareapplaudedbuttheyarediscreditediftheyusetheirfametopursuecausesathome.BothfamousCanadianshavesucceededinfocusingattentionontheproblemsre-sultingfromhowtheoilsandsarebeingdevelopedtothechagrinofourpoliticalleaders.Politiciansareexpectedtoadjustthetruthandspinfactspresentingtheminawaythatachievestheirgoals.Usuallytheydonotstraytoofarfromthetruthbutclaimsthatthecurrentwaytheoilsandsareharvestedisbenigngofarbeyondthattothepointofdeceit.Howthecurrentcropofleadersfeeltheycangetawaywiththatandnotfearaneventualreckoningisunfathomable.Theyseemabletoconvincethemselvesthatwhattheywanttobelieveisactuallythetruthpresentingtherationalizedfa-cadewiththeutmostsincerity.Thereisnorespectabilityinthatmethodology-nohonournomoralitynodecencynodig-nitynovirtue.Weappreciatethepassionofleadersstrivingforarobustprovincialandnationaleconomybutthatdoesnotjustifydishonesty.Thousandsofjobsareindeedbeingcre-atedandthereistremendousbenettotheeconomy.Thatpartistruebuthugecoststhatarecommonknowledgeintheregionarebeingwhitewashed.BoththeAlbertaandfederalgovernmentsaredoingfartoolittletoremedytheproblemsallthewhiletryingtocoverthemup.TailingspondsareleakingintothegroundwaterandtheAthabascaRiver.Thefalloutfromthesmokestackscontainsmetalsandchemi-calsthatcontaminatethelandandushintotheriver.Theharmtohumanhealthalreadyalarminghasthepotentialtobeterribleinthelongterm.Meanwhilefor-estsarebeingstrippedawayandthelandtransformedsonoamountofeffortcouldreturnittoanaturalstate.Allofitistrueyetalldenied.Thestory-linefromtheHarperCon-servativesisthattheyhaveimplementedaworldclassenvironmentalmonitoringsystemtoguardagainstanynegativeimpactfromtheoilsandsindustry.Theirprimeconcerntheysayisthehealthofresidentsaswellasenvironmentalim-pact.Ithasbecomeamantra.Infactthefederalenvironmentalmoni-toringsystemonlygotunderwaytwosum-mersagoisnotyetfullyimplementedandsinceitisinthebeginningphasehasonlynowbeguncollectingbaselinedata.Itwilltakeyearsbeforeitisreallyeffective.Nordoesitadequatelyexaminecontaminationofaquifersfromthemas-sivetailingspondsallofthemperme-able.Itcameaboutafterdecadesofne-glectresultingonlybecauseofpressurefromenvironmentalistsandrevelationsbyrenegadescientistswhoinstitutedtheirownmonitoringsystemsandproveddramaticallythatclaimsbythefederalgovernmentthatnohealth-threateningproblemsexistarepatentlyfalse.Tensofbillionsofdollarswillbein-vestedeachyearoverthecomingde-cadesgeneratingincrediblewealth.Afteralltheoil-bearingsandisstrippedawayandprocessedtheshalebedsthatun-derlieitwillbeexploitedlikelybyfrack-ing.ThenortheastcornerofAlbertaistobetreatedasanindustrialcesspitforthenexthundredyears.Thedevelopmentoftheoilsandshasbeenencouragedthroughtaxbreaksin-vestmentandsubsidiesacrossdecadeswhileincontrasttherehasbeenminimalthoughteffortorinvestmenttoensurethehealthofresidentsintheregionormitigateimpactsontheenvironment.Anychangetothatimbalancehascomeaboutgrudginglyandsparingly.Theproblemisnotwithindustry.Corpo-rationsaretheretodowhattheydoandmakeaprot.Theywillforthemostpartfollowrulesandstandardsdiligently.Theproblemliessquarelyatthefeetofgovern-ment.Theintentisobviouslytoencouragedevelopmentandtheneedforproperrulesandstandardshasbeensetasideinten-tionally.Accountabilityandenforcementareajoke.Industryisgivenavirtualfreepass.Allisshroudedinalackoftranspar-ency.ThenegligenceonthepartofboththefederalandAlbertagovernmentsisheinousandthelackofstandardsandaccountabilitymorallycorrupt.PhotosBillBradenOttawa-basedauthorpublisherHaydenTrenholmleadsacreativewritingworkshopinYellowknifeJan.18-19putonbyNorthWords.Twelvewritersrangingfrompoetstocopywritersprofessionalstohobbyistsshowedupforthemasterclass.TopleftTrenholmwithGillianDawe-TaylorandGerryAntoinerightTrenholmassistsSusanBeaumont. 5FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms-18Cand-28CNorms-19Cand-29C-14Low-6Low-6High-8High-9Low-7High-25Low-15Low-13Low-4High-14High-14Low-14High-27Low-7High-11HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms-23Cand-31CNorms-22Cand-31C-23Low-22Low-11Low-10Low-23Low-12Low-5High-19High-19Low-12High-30Low-17High-21High-6High-3High-11HighTuesdayJanuary212014NorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKAmidaragingnationaldebateovertheexploitationoAlbertasoilsandsrockerNeilYoungattemptedtosteerthemessagebehindhisongoingbenefttourortheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationbacktoHonouringtheTreatieslastweekclaimingtheissueisnotsolelyaboutoil.NeilYoungconcertsforcetreatiesintospotlightRogerDerangereverybodyknowsthattheoilsandsiscreatingamassivelandde-structionbutwhocaresbecausethereareover7billionontheearthandweallusingover90millionsbarrelsofoiladayforourvehiclesfurnacegoodsandserviceproductsandsoforthsowhyshouldwecomplainCOLUMNSBillC-15theNWTDevolu-tionImplementationBillcur-rentlyworkingitswaythroughParliamentwillbediscussedinYellowknifeonJan.27.TheStandingCommitteeonAb-originalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmenthasbeentaskedwithholdinghearingsonthebillandstakeholdershavebeeninvitedtomakepresentations.AllpartiesintheHousehavesupportedthebillinprin-cipleduringtherstdebateheldinDecemberalthoughtheinclusionofthechangestotheregulatorysystemandtheMackenzieValleyResourceManagementActMVRMAaretroublesomeastheCon-servativeshavechosentobundlealloftheseinitiativesintooneomnibusBill.BoththeGwichinandtheTlichohavestronglyopposedthecreationoftheSuperBoardwhichistoreplacetheRegionalLandandWaterBoardsthathavebeeninplaceforthepastdecade.GrandChiefEddieErasmustooktheopportu-nityatareceptionhostedbytheTlichoinOttawaonDec.11tocriticizetheConservativegovernmentsayingthattheTlichowouldtakeallactionspossibletoprotecttheirAgree-mentandtheWekezhiLandandWaterBoardwhichhavebeenworkingextremelywell.InalettersentinSeptem-berofthisyeartoMinisterValcourtIrequestedthathepresenttheDevolutionBillseparatelyfromtheregulatorychangestotheMVRMA.IntalkswiththeTlichodelega-tioninOttawalastmonththeyconrmedthatthetwoproposalswerealwayspre-sentedasseparateBillsintheconsultationprocessandthattherewasnoindicationtheywouldbecombined.ThegovernmentoftheNWThasnowsaidthatitsupportsthecreationoftheSuperBoard.Thisisachangefromitspo-sitiontwoyearsagowhenitopposedthisideainalettertothepreviousAboriginalAf-fairsMinisterJohnDuncan.AlthoughtheLegislativeAs-semblyhasvotedinfavouroftheDevolutionAgreementthisAgreementissilentonanychangestotheMVRMA.Questionsremain.HasPremierMcLeodreceivedanyformalsupportfromtheLegislativeAssemblyfortheGNWTschangingpositionWastheGNWTforcedintosupportingtheSuperBoardtogetitsDevolutionpackageforwardInourconsensusstylepoliticswasthisradi-calchangediscussedopenlyAsalong-timeadvocatefortheendofOttawasinuenceoverthedevelopmentofourresourcesintheNWTIamwillingtosupportthedevolu-tionaspectsofthisBill.ButasapastCo-ChairoftheConsti-tutionalDevelopmentSteeringCommitteepriortoDivisionoftheNWTIhavestrongmis-givingsaboutthedirectionthattheimpositionofaSuperBoardwilltakeus.TheInuvialuitthroughtheirclaimwillretaintheirregionalstrengthastructurethatwillensureadistinctpresenceindecisionmakingontheirtradi-tionallands.ThesameshouldcontinueforthesettledFirstNa-tionsgovernmentsintheNWT.Theregionalboardshavepro-videdthattoadegreethathasbeenacceptable.Theremainingunsettledclaimantgroupsin-cludingtheMtisneedton-ishouttheprocessthattheyarecurrentlyinvolvedin.TheSuperBoardinclusionisthereforeunnecessaryandthereforenothingmorethanill-conceivedmanipulationbytheConservativegovern-mentwhichmaysowseedsofgreaterdiscordinthefuture.IsupposewecouldacceptPremierMcLeodsplacatingthatperhapsinveyearsorsotheFederalGovernmentwouldbewillingtoreconsidertheMVRMAbutbythattimetheSuperBoardwillbewellestab-lishedanddifculttochange.AsGrandChiefErasmussaysWhychangesomethingthatisntbrokenWhiteGirlBreakuporbombsPart3of3Thewholetownisrunningtowardtheriverbank.Apolehasbeensetupwithastoptimertorecordtheactualtimeofbreakupthiswilltelluswhohaswontheicepool.WheredidallofthesepeoplecomefromThetotalpopulationofFortNor-manislessthan300personsandtheyareallhere.AnyonewhocanwalkorbecarriedissittingonthebankbytheHud-sonBayCo.waitingtoseeiftheriverwillcontinuetogoout.Sometimestheicejamsandgrindstoahalt.Youmayhavetowaitfordaysforthisrippingbirthofspring.Awarehousesitsashortwaysfromthestorelledwithfursandhidesthatpeoplehavetrappedandtradedthroughoutthewinter.Furswillgooutonthebargesandfoodwillcomein.Trappingisalifestyleitfeedskidsandallowspeopletoberesponsibleforthemselvesadignitythatgovernmentsofallkindstakeaway.Giantchunksofice10feetindepthstarttopushagainststalledsisterpiecesofthesamedimensionwehaveaction.Awinneroftheicepoolisan-nounced.FromourperchonthebankshighabovetheriverwewatchasthewinterdebrisiscarriednorthtotheBeau-fortSea.Theearthshuddersasthesecolossalfrozenblocksgrindagainsteachotherriseupandcrashintofragmentsonthesheeticebelow.Thehilldropsawaytothenorthwhereseveralcabinsarelocatedonabenchbelowandtotherightofus.Iceisnowmashingitswayupthoselowerbanksbeingpushedbythefasterowingwallsthatarestrainingtomovedownthecentreofthismassiveriverofsiltandmud.Oureyesarebigaswelookateachotherwithhandscoveringourearsfromsomuchnoisethereisthunderonthewater.Wesmileasgiantpiecesoficeclimbovereachotherandcrashhard.WhenyourworldhasnoTVnoradioorboomboxesalittlebirdssongiseasytohearandsmashingiceisspectacu-larinvolume.OhnoohnothehugeiceblocksarecrowdinguponGrannyYakeleyashouse.Closerandclosertoherdoortheymove.SheiscryingMyhousemyhouseAllthepeo-plewatchtheirfearforGran-nyshomeshowsintheireyeswecandonothing.Nothingcanstopthiswalloficefromgrind-ingdowneverythingthatsheownsohnoSlowlyslowlytheiceslowsinchestoherdoor.PleaseletitstoppleaseShestartstolaughherwrinkledhandsrisingtocupherface.Imusthavebeengoodseemyhouseisstillhere.Mahsimahsithankyouthankyou.EveryonestartstolaughandsmilehandsreachouttotouchandpatGrannyinherhappi-nessherhomeissafe.Shewilllivebytheriverstill.Shehasawillowstickthatshechasesuskidswith.Thisriverrunswildandhard.Themurder-ousMackenziehasexpandeditsmawandswallowedmanypeopleGrannyYakeleyaisde-terminedtosaveusfromour-selves.Welistentoherbecauseshecaresaboutuskidsknowthesethings.Whenweforgetagainherwillowwillremindus.MahsiGrannyIremem-beryoustill.DennisBevingtonMPWesternArcticFromtheHouseInlastweeksstorySahtufrackingresultstobeshroudedinsecrecyfortwoyearsitwasstatedthatConocoPhillipsisnotrequiredtodisclosetheresultsofitsexploratorydrillingprogramintheSahtufortwoyears.WhilethatisthecaseTheJournalwouldliketoclarifythatConocoPhillipsisrequiredtodiscloseissuesaffectingwatertotheSahtuLandandWaterBoardin-cludinggroundwaterresultssurfacewatermonitoringwateruseandotherenvironmentalparametersonanannualbasis.TheJournalapologizesforanyconfusionthismayhavecaused.CORRECTION PoliticsFirstNations6TuesdayJanuary212014ByMEAGANWOHLBERGAmoveby42peopleatarecentmembershipmeetingtooustSaltRiverFirstNationChiefFriedaMartselosinavoteofnon-condencehasntstoppedherfromcontinuingtoholdcouncilmeetingsandmakedecisionsonbehalfoftheFirstNation.AllattendeesatlastTuesdaysmeetingoftheFirstNationvotedtore-moveMartselosasleaderofSRFNinwhatwasthelatestinaseriesofat-temptsbybandcouncillorGeorgeCummingtooustheraschief.SaltRiverchiefkeepspostdespitenon-condencevoteCummingrstmadethemotionofnon-condenceagainstMartselosatameet-ingonDec.29wherehesaysthreecouncillorsvotedinfa-vourandtwoabstained.Iputinamotionofnon-condencebecauseofherhiringpracticesandjustnotinvolvingthecouncilwithallherdecisions.ShejustdoeswhatevershewantshetoldTheJournal.Thenon-condencemotionnamednumerousissuesal-legingpersonaluseofbandvehiclescuttingthehoursatthegasbarto8hoursinsteadof16andrefusaltousethebatchplantorhandivanpur-chasedbytheFirstNation.Thisismysecondtermasacouncillor.EverythingwasgoinggoodbeforeshegotinthereandeverythingsjuststartedgoingdownhillCum-mingsaid.Themembershipsnotveryhappy.Everytimeyougointheretheressomeonenewworkingthere.Shehireswhoshewantswhenshewants.AfterTuesdaysvotearound20ofthememberswalkedtothebandofficewhereMartseloswashold-ingameetingwiththreeothercouncillorstodeliverthere-sultsalongwithapetition.Cummingsaidthedoorswerelockeddespiteitbeingapublicmeeting.TheRCMPsergeantwasthere...WewereknockingonthedoorsandwindowstheyThemembershipsnotveryhappy.Everytimeyougointheretheressomeonenewworkingthere.Shehireswhoshewantswhenshewants.CouncillorGeorgeCummingSaltRiverFirstNationknewwewerethereCum-mingsaid.Weneverlockthedoors...Memberswanttocomeweletthemcomein.Theonlytimetheyhavetoleaveiswhenwegoincamera.IfitwasincameratheRCMPwouldntbesit-tingthere.MartseloscouldnotbereachedforcommentthoughsheiscallinglastTuesdaysmeetingillegalaccordingtoothermediareports.Thatwasconrmedbyanothercoun-cillorwhosaidthevotewasinvalidbecauseCummingdidnotgothroughproperprotocolswithrespecttothebandselectionscode.Accordingtoarecentstate-mentbythechiefdeliveredatSaltRiversannualinfor-mationalmeetingonDec.8MartselossaiddecisionslikedecreasinghoursatthegasbararebeingmadetodownsizespendingwithintheFirstNationtodealwithits2-milliondecit.Thisisthereasonwhyyouasmembershipgavemethedirectiontodown-sizethestaffevaluatethegasbarfollowthemem-bersneedspoliciesandimplementtightfiscalrestrainttorebuildSaltRiverFirstNationbacktoahealthyfinancialposi-tionshesaidatthemeet-ingaskingmemberstobepatientwithherasshetriestorebuildfinances.Eliminationofthetre-mendouscostoftheportfo-liostoindividualcouncil-lorseliminationofthetre-mendousamountoftravelcostsandrestructuringoftheofficeadministrationisaworkinprogressthatwilleventuallypayoffshesaid.Martseloshascontin-uedtogotoworkandholdmeetingswithcouncillorsexcludingCummingwhosaidhewastoldheissus-pendedfrommeetingsfortwomonths.AsfarasImconcernedthatsnotlegalbecausetheresnothingaboutbanningacouncillorintheelectioncodehesaid.Cummingsaidhewentbythebooksoneverythinganddoesntunderstandwhyitisbeingcalledillegal.IputinthemotionIhadaseconderandthenwevotedonitandevery-onewasinfavourtooustherhesaid.Cummingsaidheisnowplanningtocontactthegov-ernmentothermediaandthebandslawyerstoaddresshisconcerns. 7TuesdayJanuary212014FAMILYLITERACYDAYFortSmithJANUARY278-9a.m.JBTwillhostapancakebreakfastforitsschoolfamilies.9a.m.-12p.m.Multi-agegroupingswillvisitstationsonliteracynumeracyandsocialresponsibility.Parentsareencouragedtojointheirstudents.Schoolwillbedismissedat12p.m.FortSmithJANUARY27TakeabreakfromexamswiththeFamilyLiteracyQuizWorktogetherasafamilytowinprizesFamiliescanenteronlinee-mailwillbesentthroughPWKmailinglistorthroughthePWKoffice.Havefunreadinggooglingandlearningasyoufindtheanswers.ContactyourlocalSSDECschoolformoreinformationKatlodeecheFirstNationJANUARY27230-330p.m.FifteenMinutesofFunShortactivitiesforstudentstoenjoy.330-400p.mThewholeschoolwillcometogetherforaspecialtreat.FamilieswelcomeFortResolutionJANUARY27130-300p.m.Deninuwillbeengagingstudentsin15minuteactivitiesincludingascavengerhuntstorytellingbyeldersartsandcraftsgamesandmore.Studentsareaskedtobringonevegetableeachtomakeacommunalsouptoshareattheendoftheday.LutselKeJANUARY27JoinLutselKeDeneSchoolforafamilyluncheonofstewandbannockAfterlunchallareinvitedforaBigBookreadingbyoneofthecommunitymembersthenstudentswillreadtheirfavouritebooksaloudtoafamilymemberorpersonoftheirchoice.HayRiverJANUARY30830-9AMParentsareinvitedtocometoHarryCamsellsgymtoparticipateinthefamilyreadingsessionbeforeclassbegins.Afterreadingstudentswillheadbacktoclassforamuffinfruitanddrinkwithclassmates.HayRiverJANUARY248-9AMAnnualFamilyDayLiteracyBreakfastStudentsandparentswillbeprovidedawarmbreakfastFrenchtoastandsausagesandreadtogether.HayRiverFEBRUARY20115-320p.m.Thisyearsfocusisonmathliteracy.Membersofthecommunityarewelcometoattend.Studentswillcompeteinteamsoffourwhowillmodelafamilygrandparentparentandchildren.Prizeswillbeawardedtotheteamswiththemostpoints.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGItstooearlytotellwhetherornotthedepartmentofFi-nancewillberevisingitspro-posalonhowmuchpost-de-volutionresourcerevenuestofunnelintotheNWTsHeri-tageFundbutifthemajor-ityoflastyearsbudgetdia-logueparticipantshavetheirwayitshouldbemorethan5percent.Thenalreportsummariz-ingfeedbackreceivedatlastfallsregionalbudgetconsul-tationmeetingscameoutlastweekindicatingthatwhilesomeindividualsinNormanWellsandHayRiversaidtheyagreedwiththedepartmentsproposaltoput5percentofresourcerevenuesgarneredafterdevolutionintothefundthemajorityofresidentswanttoseemoresavedforfuturegenerations.FinanceMinisterMichaelMiltenbergersaidthedocu-mentisnowunderdiscussionatthegovernmentsPrioritiesandPlanningcommitteelevelwhereMLAsaresimilarlyre-ectingarangeofopinions.Becausetheissueiscur-rentlyunderdiscussionMilt-enbergersaidhecouldnotgivespecicsonanynumbersbutsaidthecommitteeiswork-ingtondcommonground.Werehopingforsomeresolutiontotheprocessandtohavesomeofthespecicsherebyearlynextweeksowecannalizethingsbecausewereonlyabout20-somedaysawayMiltenbergersaidlastThursday.MLAsrepresentallthoseconstitu-enciesacrossthelandwheredivergentopinionexistssoweareworkingtocometoaconsensus.Around80participantsandsomeother20writtensubmissionsmadetothede-partmentwereincludedinthebudgetdialoguereportwhichshowedthemajorityofpeopleinInuvikYellow-knifeFortSmithandyouthinNormanWellswanttoseeanywherebetween10to100percentofresourcerevenuesputintotheHeritageFund.SomethoughtthattheHeritageFundistheonlytruewaytoensureintergen-erationalequitybyputtingawaythemoneyfromaniterevenuesourceforwhenthatrevenuesourceisnolongerpresent.OthersnotedthatonlybycommittingasmuchaspossiblenowcantheFundreachapointwherethein-comegeneratedcanbeuse-fulstatesthereport.Thoughtherewasadiver-genceinopinionsonthefundthereportnotedthatnearlyeveryonewasinagreementwiththeGNWTsproposaltokeepresourcerevenuesseparatefromspendingonprogramsandserviceswithmanyinfavourofusingsomeofthoserevenuestobuildlegacyinfrastructurewhichwouldalsobenetfu-turegenerations.TheNWTsresourcereve-nuemanagementplanwillbedecideduponinwinterses-sionbeginninginFebruary.CommitteehashingoutresourcerevenuespendingplanMajorityofbudgetdialogueparticipantswantmoreforHeritageFundPoliticsFinance Buyershavetoldustheywantourwildfurbecauseofitsuniquehighqualityappearanceandluxuriousfeel.NWTPremierBobMcLeod8TuesdayJanuary212014ByMEAGANWOHLBERGApackedagendaofdiver-gentNortherninterestsprom-isesalongdayofhearingsforthefederalstandingcom-mitteeonAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentontheNWTDevolutionActorBillC-15nextweekinYellowknife.Atotalof18witnessesarescheduledtoaddressthecom-mitteefrom830a.m.to600p.m.onMondayJan.27attheExplorerHotel.KickingoffthemeetingwillbetheAboriginalpartiestothedevolutiondealincludingtheTlichoSahtuandGwichingovernmentssomeofwhichhaveexpressedtheirunhappi-nesswiththefederalgovern-mentsmovetolumpchangestotheNWTsregulatorysys-teminwithdevolution.Apartfromdevolvingpowersoverlandswaterandresourcestotheterri-toryBillC-15alsoproposesByMARIACHURCHTheNWTspremierandindustryministerarehop-ingthatarecenttrademis-siontoChinawillencouragethemassiveconsumerpowerofthelargestpopulationintheworldtolooktoCanadasNorthforqualityfur.Wildfurwasthetopicofchoiceduringthetrademis-siontoChinawhereGNWTdelegatesattendedtheBei-jingFurFairandInterna-tionalFurTradeFederationForumtoutingtheTerrito-riessustainablefurharvest-ingpractices.Thegovernmentpromotedtheterritoryswildfurhar-vestingandsustainabletrap-pingpracticestotheirChi-nesecounterpartscallingNWTfursomeofthemosthighlysoughtafterfurintheworld.Ateveryfurauctionourwildfurisinveryhighde-mandparticularlyfromChi-nesebuyers.Buyershavetoldustheywantourwildfurbe-causeofitsuniquehighqual-ityappearanceandluxuriousfeelPremierBobMcLeodsaidinapressrelease.TheGNWTstriplastweekwastherstsincetheCoun-ciloftheFederationtrademissiontoChinain2012.TheGNWTwaspresentonthatmissiontogaugeChineseinvestmentinterestinallter-ritorialresourcesincludingdiamondsfursmineralsoilandgastourismandhydro.LastweekstripfocusedinonminingenergyfursGNWTwantsChinatobuyNWTfurproductsTerritoryAlbertabothlaunchtrademissionstoAsiaIndustryTradePoliticsRegulatoryDevolutionbillhearingssetforoneweekinYellowknifeFormalmeetingtoaddresssuperboardsissuetiedtoBillC-15amendmentstotheMacken-zieValleyResourceManage-mentActMVRMAwhichincludeamalgamatingtheex-istingregionallandandwaterboardsestablishedthroughlandclaimsintooneoverarch-ingsuperboard.Presentationswillalsobemadebytheterritorialgovern-mentrepresentativesfromtheMackenzieValleyLandandWaterBoardandindividuallybyNeilMcCrankandJohnPollardbothofwhomwerechargedwithevaluatingandconsultingontheNorthernregulatoryregime.Aboriginalgroupswhohaveyettosignontothedealarealsoexpectedtomakepresentationsinclud-ingrepresentativesfromtheNWTTreaty8TribalCorp.AkaitchoFirstNationstheKatlodeecheFirstNationAchoDeneKoeFirstNationtheFortLiardMtisandtheNorthSlaveMtisAlliance.TheNWTNunavutCham-berofMinestheNWTCham-berofCommercetheNWTFederationofLabourtheNWTAssociationofCom-munitiestheTownofInu-vikandAlternativesNortharescheduledtospeakintheafternoonaswell.AccordingtothestandingcommitteeclerkJean-MarieDavidthemeetingwillbeopentothepublicbutonlythoseonthewitnesslistwillbepermittedtospeak.ThiswillbeaformalCommitteemeetingwhichmeansmembersofthepub-licwillnotbeallowedtoorallyaskquestionsorpro-videfeedbackDavidsaidinanemail.Asinanyothercommitteestudyanyoneisallowedtosubmitabriefinwriting.Oncetranslatedthedocumentisthendistributedtomembersofthecommitteewhowilltakeitintoconsid-erationwhenvotingontheBilloramendments.Audioofthemeetingwillbeavailableonthewebduringandafterthemeetinghesaid.ThecommitteealsoexpectstohearfromotherwitnessesinOttawaonsubsequentdates.andtourismaccordingtotheGNWT.Furinpartic-ularwasapparentlywellreceivedbyChinesetradepartners.ConnectionsmadeandstrengthenedduringthistripwillplayanimportantroleinensuringtrappersandtheirfamiliescanpreservetheirtraditionalwaysinaneconomicallyrelevantwayDavidRamsayministerofIndustryTourismandIn-vestmentstated.AlbertaincreasestradewithIndiaTheAlbertagovernmenttookstepslastweektoincreasetradewithIndiaduringatrademissiontodiscussexportingAlbertare-sourcestosoutheastAsia.Duringthesix-daymis-sionPremierAlisonRedfordmetwithherIndiancoun-terpartstosignagreementswithtwostatesinIndiatoshareagriculturalexpertiseandexports.RedfordwasalsopresentfortheopeningofAlbertasnewIndiaTradeOfceinDelhi.AnotherofceopenedinSingaporethesameweek.Quitesimplythelong-termcosttoAlbertaofig-noringhugemarketslikeIndiaareincalculableRed-fordsaid.TheGNWTandAboriginalgovernmentswillhavetheirnalsayontheDevolutionBillduringnextweekshearings.ThiswillbeaformalCommitteemeetingwhichmeansmembersofthepublicwillnotbeallowedtoorallyaskquestionsorprovidefeedback.Jean-MarieDavidAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentCanadaPhotoGNWT TruckingoodfoodrollingintoFortSmithFoodtrucktoserveupsizzlingStreetTreatsstartingthissummer9TuesdayJanuary212014WelookforwardtocontinuingtosupporttheVeteransSeniorsandYouthofFortSmithinthefuture.TeRoyalCanadianLegionBranch239waspleasedtomakethefollowingdonationsin2013TotalDonationsin2013....................12766699RelayforLife...........................................................................................................3102.87JoelRhymerAttendSkateCanada.......................................................................250.00FortSmithFishDerbyPrizesForYouthCategory.......................................1000.00KatieWhiteTimberCrescentPlayground......................................................1900.00PWKHighSchoolTravelClub............................................................................2000.00AlbertaNWTCommandPolioYouthFund..............................................19513.55FortSmithPaddlefest............................................................................................2000.00MikeLabineSantaFloat.....................................................................................4160.00AtikinHehnAttendAboriginalHockeyDayChampionships...................1500.00EvanTordiffAttendAboriginalHockeyDayChampionships......................500.00AuroraResearch-SlaveRiverDay.....................................................................1000.00FortSmithAnimalShelterAnnualCalendar.................................................3000.00WoodBuffaloNationalParkPineLakePicnic..............................................1000.00PWKHighSchoolFitnessRoom...................................................................10000.00AuroraCollegeAuroraOpenYouthPrizes.......................................................500.00CircleofFriends.....................................................................................................2500.00PelicanRapidsGolfCourseMerchantsTournamentYouthSeniorPrizes.........1500.00LeahMacdonaldFundraiserforTeamDiabetes.....................................................1500.00ThebachaWoodBuffaloAstronomicalSocietyDarkSkyFestival.............2550.00CeciliaBourque..........................................................................................................500.00PWKHighSchoolPlaqueForTopAttendance...............................................275.00AEDsfortheLegionPWKHighSchoolandPelicanRapidsGolfCourse...5062.05JBTSchoolPurchaseofRecorders...................................................................2000.00AlbertBohnetPurchaseofHandicapScooter...............................................4000.00KoleCrookFiddleAssociationWorkshop.....................................................2500.00AlzeimersSocietyDonation.............................................................................2685.52JBTSchoolSnackProgram................................................................................7000.00PWKHighSchoolSnackProgram..................................................................7000.00FortSmithMinorHockeyHockeyCamp.......................................................7000.00FortSmithVolunteerFireDepartmentFundraiser......................................3000.00S.RaymondLearntoTwirl...................................................................................675.00PWKHighSchoolL.HobartVolleyballTournament.................................5000.00RCLBranch239DonationtoCommunityPoppyFund..........................1293.00FortSmithExtendedHandChristmasDinner.................................................500.00FortSmithFoodBank.............................................................................................................2000.00FortSmithMensShelterChristmasDinner......................................................500.00NorthernLightsSpecialCareHomeChristmasDinner.................................500.00SutherlandHouseChristmasDinnerGifts................................................1700.00FortSmithCadets2014OperatingCosts........................................................6000.00UncleGabesFriendshipCenterLunchProgram..........................................5000.00FortSmithHurricaneSwimTeamUniformsPoolCosts........................4000.00IndustrySmallBusinessByMEAGANWOHLBERGAtruckloadoftastytreatswillbehittingthestreetsofFortSmiththissummerwhenlocalfoodacionadoDeniseYuhasStreetTreatsfoodtruckrollsintotown.AlreadyfamedaroundtownforherultimatethirstquencherthelemonatorandthosedarnlildonutsYuhasisuppingthestatusofherstreetfoodventurebymovingoutofherlittleredtrailerkitchenandintoan18-footcommercialres-taurantonwheelsstartingthisspring.UnderthesloganofTruckinGoodFoodYuhasisreadytoserveeverythingfromhomemadeicecreamtopulledporkseafoodandtacosoverthesummerde-butingtheenterprisewithagrandopeningatthisyearsFortSmithtradeshowinMay.OurgoalistodogoodfoodatareasonablepriceYuhassaid.Whoknowsmaybewellcomeupwiththeultimatedishanduptheexposureuphere.YuhasandherpartnerDwayneWoodwardspentachunkoflastfalldrivingtherig-aformerFedextruckboughtsecondhandinEd-monton-downtoSurreyBCwheretheyhadworld-renownedmobilemealmas-tersApolloFoodTruckstransformthevehicleintoabeautifulstainlesssteelplay-groundcapableofcookingjustaboutanything.SincethenYuhashasbeenattendingfoodtradeshowsandtalkingtochefsandotherfoodtruckopera-torsinordertogleanideasforhermenuandmarket-ingwhilethetruckisnowinRichmondBCreceivingthenaleye-catchingart-workthatwillmakeitim-possibletomiss.Apartfromregularserv-ingsaroundtheweekYuhaswantstoseethetruckhitupmeetingsspecialeventsbirthdaypartiesandothersortsofgatheringshopingitwillllthegapthatsome-timesexistsaroundtownatdifferenttimesoftheyear.Theideaistocomple-mentwhatwealreadyhaveinFortSmithnotcompetewithwhatanyoneelseisdoingshesaid.ThewayIseeitisthemorechoicespeoplehavethebetterserviceeveryonesgoingtoget.Yuhassaidshesexcitedtoprovideworkforafewin-terestedpeopleintownwhowanttogetmorehands-onexperienceintherestaurantbusinessandpotentiallypro-videaplatformforthecom-munitysmyriadofclosetchefstocomeaboardasguestcooks.Shealsoplanstocontinueusingthebusinesstosup-portlocalcharitableorga-nizationsliketheSocietyforPeoplewithDisabilitiestheSeniorsSocietyandtheCircleofFriendsandpoten-tiallyhittheroadtoeventsinothercommunities.WiththelineupsYuhashasexperiencedrunninghertraileratcelebrationslikeCan-adaDayandAboriginalDayinyearspreviousshehasfewdoubtsaboutthesuccessofthebusiness.Butmoneyasideshesaidshesjustlookingforwardtothisnewadventurebackedbythesupportofherfriendsandfamily.Wemadeaseriousinvest-mentinthisanditsbecauseIthinkthepeopleofFortSmithareworthitshesaid.PhotoscourtesyofApolloFoodTrucksDeniseYuhasStreetTreatsfoodtruckisnowawaitingitseye-catchingpaintjobinBC.Thetrucks18-footstainlesssteelplaygroundforcookingwillbecapableofservingupjustaboutanythingfromfriedchickentotacostoicecream. SportsRecreationChess10TuesdayJanuary212014YellowknifersbattleitoutinowngameofthronesChessmatchbreaksupwinterweekendwithfriendlycompetitionChesstournamentorganizerLloydThiessenleftcongratulatesopponentRylandYakeleyaonahard-foughtwinonSundayJan.19atYellowknifesAuroraCollege.KamSoeyesuphisnextmoveinamatchonSundayduringafor-funchesstournamentinYellowknife.Sixplayersshowedupfortheannualevent.JesseDavidsonstrategizeshisattackagainstElizabethPurchaseduringoneofSundaystournamentmatch-upsatAuroraCollege.PhotosBillBradenByMEAGANWOHLBERGAvidchessplayersbrokeouttheirpawnsrooksandotherroyaltyonSundaytocompeteinthefourthannualYellow-knifeChessClubtournament.SixplayerscameouttoAu-roraCollegetostrategizetheirfriendlyattacksagainstoneanotherinthefor-funadultcompetition.KamSotookrstplaceinthematchwhileRylandYake-leyagotsecondandLucyPel-letierthird.OrganizerLloydThiessenwhocoordinatesotherschoolchesstournamentseachyearinApril-hehastwolife-sizedchessboardsheusesasdemos-saidhewouldliketoseemoreplayersinvolvedbutunderstandsthewinterisabusytimeformost. 11TuesdayJanuary212014FurfashionshowbringsoutFortSmithswildsideGoneWildcelebrationputsspotlightonhistoryandcultureByMEAGANWOHLBERGAllittookwasapresentfromSantatosparkoneofFortSmithsmosthotlyan-ticipatedeventsoftheyearlookingtocelebratethecom-munitystalentshistoryandculturethroughoneiconicitemfur.Patti-KayHamiltonsaidshereceivedasealskinandwhitefoxfurhatasaChrist-masgiftthisyearwhichasaformertrapperherselfim-mediatelyinspiredadesiretohonourthetrappinglifestyleandthebeautiful-anduseful-goodsitproduces.InamatterofdaysshehadteamedupwithfriendMarnieVilleneuveandthersteverGoneWildfurfashionshowwasbornmeanttomakethelinksbetweenthecommuni-tyspastandpresentandhon-ourthesubsistencetrapperswhoseworkhasundeniablyledtothecreationofwhatisessentiallywearableart.Iknowpeoplewhohavebeentrappingforover75yearslikePiKennedyHamiltonshared.Hetrapslynxhetrapsmartenbuthesneverseenalynxoramartencoat.SoIwanthimsittinginthatfrontseatwhenthefurcoatscomeout.Hesveryexcited.TheideahastrulygonewildsaysHamiltonjustthethoughtofputtingonafashionshowhasquicklymorphedintoanentireeveningofcelebra-tionrepletewithfoodmusiceducationalboothsandmer-rymaking-avolunteereffortbyapowerhouseofcommit-tedladiesinthecommunity.AEuropeanstylefarmersmarketteemingwithartistsvendorsandbuskerswillkickoffthecelebrationinvitingthecommunitytotakepartincelebratingtheNorthernwildernessandtakeabiteoutofadeliciousbannockburgertosupportthelocalfoodbank.Afterthefairtheredcarpetswillrolloutandthemainevent-thefash-ionshowfeaturingNWTfurandmodels-willtakethestagefusingtraditionalwithcontemporarypiecesofclothingtogiveabroadsamplingoftheversatilityoffurasbothbeautifulandpractical.Itsnotjustforthein-dustrythatcreatesluxuryitems.Peopleusethefursthemselves.Youthinkabouthowwarmtheyarethisishowpeoplelivedforgener-ationssaidanotheroftheeventsorganizersJanieHo-bart.AllofushavesometietoitandwhetherwerestilldoingitornotIthinkthatweshouldrecognizethepeoplethatare...Itsanoccupationanditsanhonourableone.Theeveningwillcometoanendatthecurlingclubloungewithawinetastingandwildmeatappetizersoi-reewhichHobartsaidisalsomeanttocelebratethelandanditsharvesters.Alotofpeoplethinkbe-causetheyliveinaveryurbanenvironmentthatanimalsareonlytrappedfortheirfursandtheydontrecognizethatitisawayoflivingbutalsoallpartsoftheanimalareusedanditfeedsfamiliesshesaid.Asidefromfurandfoodtheeveningwillalsofeatureliveperformancesbylocalmusicians.Itsarealcelebrationofourcommunityandourpeopleandwherewecomefromanditsalsosomethingthatwetakeforgrantedbe-causeitsjustsomuchpartofoureverydaylife-andyetitisreallyuniqueVil-leneuvesaid.Wehavere-allymodernizedpeoplewhostillincorporatetraditionintotheirlifestyles.BesidesbeingareectionofthecommunityVille-neuvesaidtheeventisalsoawaytocounternegativeandfalserepresentationsoftheNorthernfurindustryputforthbycelebritieslikePa-melaAndersoninthemediawhichdoalotofdamagetopeoplewhotrapasasourceofincome.Ifpeopledontknowthetruthsorarenteducatedintheeldthentheyllbelievewhatevertheyhear.BecauseAndersonssomesortofacelebrityshegetscoverageanditsnotrightanditsnottrue.Somywholephiloso-phyisifyoudontheartwosidestoanissueyoudontknowthatyouhaveachoiceinwhattobelieveVille-neuvesaid.TheeventisscheduledtotakeplaceonFeb.22attheFortSmithRecCentre.Tick-etswhichareexpectedtoselloutquicklywillgoonsaleFeb.1attheRustyRavenAnnasHomeCookingandNorthernMac-ski-toe.Allproceedswillbedirectedtolocalcharity.FormoreinformationcontactHam-iltonatpkayhamgmail.comor867-621-0804.PhotoMeaganWohlbergLefttorightfur-friendlyfashionistasJanieHobartMarnieVilleneuveandPatti-KayHamiltonmodelsomeoftheitemstobeproudlydisplayedattheupcomingGoneWildevent.ArtsCultureFashionSecondannualmusicconferencelinksNWTartistsOrganizerconcernedartistsmissoutonfundingopportunitiesByMARIACHURCHOrganizersoftheGreatNorthernMusicConferenceasmusiciansthemselvesknowthatmakinganameforyourselfintheNWTmusicscenehasauniquesetofchallenges.ItwaswiththatinmindthatthesecondannualmusicconferenceheldinYellow-knifelastweekfocusedonprofessionaldevelopmenttogiveNorthernmusiciansachancetonetworkandlearnhowtogrowtheircareers.ThisyearIwilladmitIhavequiteafewpeoplecominginfromthesouthbutwhenyouarestartingtobuildsomethingyouhavetobuildoutwardbeforeyoucanbuildwithinsaidMikeFilipowitschexecutivedi-rectorofMusicNWTandconferenceorganizer.Imbringingupsomeexpertisethatdoesntexistupheresowebuildcapacityandknow-howandinterest.Peoplecannetworksotheycanknowthesepeoplefacetofacetomakeitalittlelessdauntingwhenpeoplegotoapplyforfundinghesaid.TheconferenceranWednesdaytoSaturdaylastweekinYellowknifeandcoveredeverythingfrommakingmusictoselfmanagementandfunding.TheagendaincludedatalkwithsocialmediaexpertBrianThompsonamarketingconsultantfromVancouverwhose101talkgaveconferencegoersarundownoftheburgeoningsocialmediaself-marketingopportu-nityformusicians.Theconferencealsoin-cludedapaneldiscussionfeaturingDigawolfPatBradenandLeelaGildayallsuccessfulmusiciansfromtheNWTaboutwhatitmeanstobeamusicianintheNorth.FilipowitschsaidtheNWTsoutdoorsyenviron-mentisundoubtedlyanin-spirationformostartists.Formeitsthegeog-raphyoftheplacewherewearelocatedhesaid.Ithinkenvironmentreallyplaysaroleineveryoneinhowitshapesyouyoursenseofplaceandyoursenseofbelonging.ButatthesametimehesaidtheterritorysisolationmakesittrickyforartiststonetworkintheCanadianmusicindustry.Itmakesitreallydif-ficultbecauseyoureallyneedtoharnesscertainskillsets.Socialmediaandtheinternetcanbeyourbestfriendswhenyoucanttravelbecausetravel-ingcostssomuchmoneyFilipowitschsaid.MoneyisalsomoreofanissuesinceNorthernmusicassociationsarenotastunedintofundingop-portunitieshesaid.Wehaventhadanyart-istsinthelastIdontevenknowwhenfundedbyFACTORtheFoundationtoAssistCanadianTalentonRecordsintheNWTsoweremissingoutonalargepoolofmoneyFil-ipowitschsaid.MusicNWThasbeenflyingundertheradarofCanadasmajorfund-ingorganizationshesaidbuteventsliketheGreatNorthernMusicConfer-encearebabystepstoputtingNorthernartistsinthespotlight.RepresentativesfromtheCanadaCouncilfortheArtsaswellasDun-canMcKiethepresidentofFACTORwereflowninfortheconferenceandamixereventonFridaygaveattendeesachancetominglewithpotentialfuturefunders.Thefactthattheyarecominguphereisgreat.ItsanopportunityforthemtoseeYellowknifemeettheartistsandIhopetheycomeeveryyearFilipow-itschsaid.AlreadylookingtonextyearsconferenceFilip-owitschsaidhehopestobeworkingwithmusicassocia-tionsintheYukonandNun-avutwiththegoalofhold-ingapan-territorialmusicconference.Withthelargerpooloftal-enthewouldliketoseemoreNorthernguestspeakersandexpertssharingtheirsecretstoprofessionaldevelopment.PhotoRachelMacNeillArtsCultureMusicLeelaGildayisoneofafewmusiciansfromtheNWTwhosharedherstoryatthesec-ondannualGreatNorthernMusicConferenceinYellowknifelastweek. 12TuesdayJanuary212014ReadallaboutitThreequartersofCanadians73innon-urbancentresreadacommunitynewspaperaccordingtothe2013studyConnectingtoCanadianswithCommunityNewspapers.ThesurveywasmanagedbyTotumResearchonbehalfoftheCanadianoftheGovernmentofCanadathroughtheCanadaPeriodicalFundoftheDepartmentofCanadianHeritage.TelephoneinterviewswereconductedThestudywasdesignedtomeasurereadershipofcommunitynewspapersinnon-urbancentresacrossCanadaandexaminedreasonsforreadingcommunitynewspapers.Atotalof1000telephoneinterviewswereconductedwithadultsaged18orolderthatlivedinareaswithpopulationlessthan100000servedbycommunitynewspapers.FiveregionswereselectedABSKMBNorthernONNSand200interviewswereconductedwithineach.Theresponserateofthestudywas43.2.CommunitynewspapersremainrelevantThesteadyreadershipsuggeststhatcommunitynewspaperscontinuetohavestrongreadershipintodaysnewmedialandscape.Communitynewspaperscontinuetoremainrelevanttolocalresidentsfornewsinformationandadvertising.saidtheirreasonforreadingcommunitynewspaperswasforLocalNewsorLocalEventsarereadingfortheAdvertisingortheFlyersInsertsarelookingfororEmploymentadsCommunitynewspaperreadershipremainsstrongNorthernersOrderofCanadaByMARIACHURCHDr.EwanAffleckagen-eralpractitionerinYel-lowknifelaughswhenhetalksabouthisrecentap-pointmenttotheOrderofCanada.Itsnotalaughofdis-respectitsjustironichesaid.Affleckwhoiscon-vincedhehasanaversiontotechnologyreceivedtheprestigiouscivilianhonourforhispioneerworkontheNWTselectronicmedicalrecordssystem.AfflecktoldTheJournalthattheinspirationbehindtheelectronicsystemwasbornoutofnecessityratherthanaknackorevenanin-terestincomputers.Imreallybadatwork-ingwithcomputersheshared.Myinterestsweremoreinliteratureandmusicbutthelessoninlifeisthatyoufollowyourpassions.Therearecoolthingsthathappeneverydayandifyoufollowitsometimesitcanleadyoutoabetterplace.Sothatssortofmystory.WhenthedoctorandhisfamilyarrivedinYellowknifedoctornamedtotheOrderofCanadaDr.EwanAffleckcallshisappointmentironicYellowknife12yearsagohebeganrunningaweeklymedicalclinicatthewom-ensshelter.Becausethepaperchartsofmedicaltreatmentre-cordscouldnotbekeptatthesheltereveryweekAffleckwouldhaulanoldairlinetrolleyfullofchartsdownFranklinAve.toandfromhisoffice.IwasthehighestpaidfilingclerkintheNorth-westTerritorieshejoked.Eventuallyhegotmoreboxesandneededabig-gertrolley.IsaidThisiscrazyIneedtogetelectroniccharts.Thatswhereitallstarted.AffleckthrewhimselfintoworkwiththeGNWTtocreateaterritorialElec-tronicMedicalRecordEMRsystemwhichwouldlinkallmedicalagenciesintheterritorynomatterhowfarawaytogivethemaccesstoapatientsfile.WhetheryouareinFortSmithorUlukhaktokorwhereverandyouhavekid-neyfailureyoucanhaveyournephrologistinEdmontonfol-lowingyourresultsandyourbloodpressure.YoucanhavetheinterninYellowknifeandtheGPinFortSmithAf-eckexplained.Theycanthenworktogethertoensureyourcareisgoodanditsnotdependentonshippingyouaround.TodayAfeckcontinuestoworkontheEMRsystemwithhiscounterpartsintheGNWTtocollectrecordsfromallterritorialresidents.HesaidtheNWTistheidealplacetocreateauniedsys-temforaplethoraofreasons.Weareinabetterposi-tiontohaveeveryoneagreetoworktogether.Therearestructuraldifferencesherecomparedtotheprovincesandevenotherterritoriesthatallowustocollaboratemorehesaid.TheNorthisaspecialplaceandIthinkitaffordsusopportunitiestobecre-ativewithideasAfeckcontinued.IfyouhaveanideaherecertainlyIvebeenabletohaveacreativeoutletandthatsprobablythebig-gestgift.ThedoctorlearnedabouthisappointmenttotheOrderofCanadalatelastyearandwillbeattendingaceremonyinOttawatoaccepthisawardsometimein2014.ItssortofintenseAf-ecksaid.Ifeelprettygreataboutit.Thelessoninlifeisthatyoufollowyourpassions.Therearecoolthingsthathappeneverydayandifyoufollowitsometimesitcanleadyoutoabetterplace.EwanAffleckGreatSlaveMedicalHouseDr.EwanAfeckhasbeennamedtotheOrderofCanadaforhisworkontheterritorysElectronicMedicalRecords.PhotoTaraMarchiori 13TuesdayJanuary212014TownofFortSmithNoticetoResidentsDEADLINE500PMFEBRUARY12014PrepaymentofUtilityChargesResidentialusersandsmallbusinessusers5orlessemployeesoftheWaterandSewersystemmayprepayeleven11monthsandhavethetwelfth12monthfree.Thisdoesnotincludeexcesscharges.Prepaidaccountsarestillsubjecttometerreadingsonoverusage.HealthWellnessAboriginalYouthTakeaKidTrappingprogramlaudedinnewreportResearcherfocusesonstrengthsinsteadofweaknessesJusticeViolenceByMARIACHURCHInCreeculturewhensome-oneinthecommunitypassesawayitistraditionaltoholdarounddanceonceayearforfouryearstohonourthem.LastweekendtheMiki-sewCreeFirstNationinFortChipewyanheldtherstan-nualrounddanceforAmberTuccaroawomanwhosehigh-profilemissingper-sonscasein2010ledtopo-licendingherremainstwoyearslatersouthofEdmon-tonnearLeduc.Hermurdercaseisstillunsolved.WithdozensshowingupfortheeventSaturdayheldinTuccaroshomecommu-nityofFortChipewyanwhatbeganasamemorialdancegrewintoapowerfuleventsheddinglightonmissingandmurderedwomeninAb-originalcommunities.AprilEvefounderoftheStolenSistersAwarenessMovementandamemberoftheMikisewCreeFirstNationattendedtheeventandsaiditwasthersttimeshesseenarounddancegen-eratesomuchparticipationfromoutsidetheAboriginalcommunity.RounddanceformurderedFortChipwomanshedslightonlargerissueinFirstNationcommunityIthinkbecauseAmberscasewassohighprolethefamilyandthesupportersofthefamilyputalotofpres-sureontheinvestigativearmRCMPandProjectKARE.TheywouldntletAmbersstoryjustdriftoffintothebackpagesoftheinvestiga-tiveleEvetoldTheJour-nal.TheyreallypushedhardthatAmberisntjustanotherle.Shewasarealpersonsomebodythatwaslovedbymanypeople.SpeakingonbehalfofVivianTuccaroAmbersmotherandthemainorga-nizeroftheeventEvesaidthegoaloftherounddancewasthree-foldtohonourandrememberthelifeoftheyoungTuccarowhowas20atthetimeshewentmissingtoraisethelevelofaware-nessofmissingandmur-deredAboriginalwomenandtopleadforjusticeinthemurdercase.UnfortunatelythesecasesofourwomenandgirlsthathavegonemissingarefartoonumerousandIthinkthenumbersreallydospeakforthemselvesshesaid.Since2007therehavebeenfourwomenmissingfromtheMikisewCreeFirstNationaloneEvesaidincludingShirleyAnnWaquanShellyDeneandHelenRatfat.InanefforttomaketheirstoriesandotherslikethemknownEvelaunchedtheStolenSistersAwarenessMovementin2007fromherhomebaseinEdmonton.Thegrassrootsmovementsmajorinitiativehasbeentoholdannualwalksraisingtheproleofmissingandmur-deredMtisInuitnon-Sta-tusandFirstNationswomeninCanada.Amberrepresentsunfor-tunatelyalargenumberofotherswhohavegonemiss-ingorhavebeenvictimsofhomicideEvesaidaddingthatthesecasesarenotalwayslimitedtowomen.EdwardDecoinfromtheMikisewcommunityhasbeenaddedtothemissingpersonslistinEdmonton.CommunityeventsliketherounddanceareimportanttobringAboriginalandnon-AboriginalpeopletogetherinsolidarityagainsttheinjusticeofsuchdisappearancesEvesaidwhichhavebeencalledanunderreportedepidemicandhumanrightscrisisinCanada.Inlate2013aUnitedNa-tionshumanrightsambassa-dorcalledonCanadatoholdanationalinquiryintomiss-ingAboriginalwomen.Thefederalgovernmenthasthusfarignoredthecall.MikisewsleadersandthecommunityofFortChipewyanhelpedtomakesureTuccaroscasewasnotoneoftheforgottenEvesaid.Itreallydoestakeacom-munityshesaid.Tuccarosisstillanunsolvedhomicidecasebuteffortswererenewedlatelastyeartondjustice.InNovemberRCMPputupbillboardsaroundLeducwithaphotoofTuccarohop-ingtocatchtheeyeofanyonewithinformationaboutthecaseparticularlyinhelpingtoidentifyavoicerecordingofamanthatisbelievedtobethelastpersontohaveseenTuc-caroalive.Therecordingisavailableatwww.kare.caandwww.albertamissingpersons.ca.Thosewithanyrelatedinfor-mationareaskedtocallProjectKAREtollfreeat1-877-412-KARE5273orCrimeStop-persat1-800-222-TIPS8477.PhotoSiomonnPullaStudentsfromKalemiDeneschoolarephotographedbyresearcherSiomonnPullaastheyexamineatraditionallytannedhideduringtheTakeaKidTrappingprogram.ByMARIACHURCHTheauthorofanewre-portonAboriginalyouthwellnessNorthof60isad-vocatingastrength-basedapproachtosolvingwhathesaysareissuestoooftencharacterizedbynegativestatistics.SiomonnPullaauthorofBuildingonourStrengthsAboriginalyouthwellnessinCanadasNorththelat-estworkpublishedbytheCentrefortheNorthtoldTheJournalthatitsimpor-tantforprogramssuchastheNWTsTakeaKidTrappingprogramberecognizedfortheirsuccesses.TheressomucharoundthenegativeoutcomeshighsuiciderateswithyouthintheNorththepooreduca-tionaloutcomesallthesestoriesallfocusingonthenegativeshesaid.Wewantedtofocusonthesuc-cessWhatareNortherncommunitiesandNorthernorganizationsdoingThereporttooktwo-yearsofinterviewingresearchandwritingforPullaanassociateprofessorofso-cialsciencesatRoyalRoadsUniversityinVictoriaBC.Hisgreatestdiscoveryhesaidwasthewealthofpro-gramsavailabletoyouthintheNorth.Onceyoushiftyourper-spectiveandyoustartlookingatstrength-basedapproachesthereissomuchoutthere.Therearesomanyorgani-zationsthataredoingamaz-ingworkbuildingresilienceamongstyouthintheNorthdealingwithsomeofthesereallytoughsituationsandworkingwithyouth.TheressomanysuccessstoriesPullasaid.Anothertwistforthere-searcherwasndingouthowunderreportedtheprogramsarehesaid.Thesurprisewashowresilienttheseprogramsac-tuallyareandhowwerenotactuallyhearingabouttheminthepress.Whyisthemediaalwaysfocusingontheneg-ativestoriesandnottellingthosepositivestoriesaboutsuccessresilienceandyouthinvolvementAtthesametimehisre-searchisntlookingtoputourheadsinthesandPullasaid.ThereportclearlystatesthattherearetangibleconcernsforyouthintheNorthsuchashigherinfantmortalityrateshigherin-stancesofsexuallytransmit-tedinfectionsandincreasedratesofobesitycertaincan-cershighbloodpressureandnutrition-relatedchildhooddiseases.LocaldeterminationcentraltosuccessResearchtookPullatoYellowknifewherehepar-ticipatedintheTakeaKidTrappingprogramwiththeKalemiDeneschoolandmetprogramcreatorGuyErasmus.Hisercededi-cationtotheprogramisahugepartofitssuccessPullasaid.ItcomesdowntoGuyscommitmenttomakingthatprogramhappenhesaid.Hewassoconvincedabouthowimportantthatwasthathewasntgoingtostandbyandnotletithappen.ThereportproledtwootherprogramsforAborigi-nalyouthinCanadasNorththeWinnipegAboriginalSportsAchievementCen-treNorthandthemadeinNunavutbyNunavum-miutMakimautiksatYouthWellnessandEmpowermentCampinIqaluit.ThecrucialfactorthatmakesthemallsuccessfulisthedeterminationbehindtheorganizationandthetrustfactorPullasaid.Thesearentpopuppro-gramsthatyoucancomeuptotheNorthandcreateovernight.Ittakestime.Ittakesdedication.Ittakeslocalconnectionsandasenseoftheprogrammersreallybeingcommittedheexplained.Withnoone-size-ts-allapproachfortheprogram-mingthechallengepresentednowtoorganizationsandpub-licpolicymakersishowtoimplementsimilarprogramsintheirowncommunities.EventuallyPullasaidhedliketoseegovernmentofalllevelsstartlookingintostrength-basedapproachestowellness.Thereareprogramsouttheremakingadifferencehesaidandthemorefocusthereisonstrengthsandsuc-cessthemorelikelysimilarprogramswillemerge.Readthefullreportonlineathttpwww.centreforthe-north.ca 14TuesdayJanuary212014cascadegraphicsNewYearNewLook.Wemayhavechangedourlookbutwestillofferallthequalityproductsandservicesyourareusedtoplusmore.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheresultsareinafterthefirstroundofon-linegame-documentaryFortMcMoneywiththeenvironmentalsideofthepolarizingdebatetriumph-ingoverindustryattheendofthefour-weekplayperiod.Butthebiggestvictoryhasbeenforthemanbehindthegroundbreakingprojectlm-makerDavidDufresnewhowasamazedatthefeedbackdiscussionandparticipationgeneratedbythedebutoftherst-of-its-kindwebdoc.Tomeitwasabigsur-prisetoseehowmanypeoplegotinvolvedinthegameDufresnetoldTheJournalfromMontreal.Roughly5000peopleplayedtheonlinegamewhichaskedplayerstoen-gagewithdifferentreal-lifecharactersfromFortMcMur-rayAlta.-fromoilexecstomunicipalpoliticiansFirstforSuncorandhetoldmethatwhenpeoplegotheretheygothereforthemoney.Theydontwanttodebateorthinkaboutwhattheyredoing.Withindustryitsverytouchy.Stillhesaidtherewerecompellingargumentscom-ingfrombothcampswhosedebatewasfurtherencour-agedonlinethroughCBCRadio-CanadaandtheGlobeandMailmediaagen-cieswhichpartneredwithwereattheamountoftimetheyfoundthemselvesded-icatingtothegamewhichreinforcedDufresnesinitialsuspicionsthatagamefor-matwouldbeamuchmoreengagingwaytogetpeopletothinkaboutatopicthathasalreadybeenfeaturedinsomanylmsbooksandnewsstories.Usinggamesasawaytoencouragelearninghasalsoprovensuccessfulamongbothkidsandadultsheadded.Whensomeoneisinter-estedinthegamethentheybecomeinterestedinthesubjecthesaidnotingthatplayerstalkedaboutthecityanditscharactersasiftheyweretheredespitebeinginfrontofacomputer.Weasjournalistsanddocumentaryfilmmakersmaybehavetochangeourwayoftellingstoriesandthewebgivesusverygoodtoolstomakeinnovationsinstorytelling.Thenextroundofplaybe-ginsonJan.27andDufresneishopingtoseeevenmorepeoplegetengagedtodiscussanissuethatisnotnecessar-ilyspecictojustFortMc-Murraybutanyboomtownwheretheeconomyisdrivenbyno-holds-barredresourceextraction.ItsasmallcitywiththeproblemsofabigcityDu-fresnesaidnotinghomeless-nessandaddictionasbeingtwomajorsocialissuesfacedbyFortMcMurray.Butatthesametimethereissomuchmoney.Itsveryimportantfordiscussionbecauseweareallresponsibleforthesituation.Toplaywatchvisitwww.fortmcmoney.comEnvironmentwinsinrstroundofFortMcMoneyOnlinegame-documentaryraisesquestionsaboutresourceeconomyNationsleadersandhome-lesspeopletonameafew-andparticipateindebatesandvotingreferendumstodeterminethefutureofthenorthernAlbertacity.Despitecallsbyoilsandscompaniesandlobbyiststohavepro-industrypeopleincludingtheiremployeesparticipateinthegameDu-fresnesaidthoseonthesideofsustainabilityoutnum-beredthosewantingtoseebusinessasusual.Hespecu-latedthatpeopleonthein-dustrysideofthingsarelessinterestedindebate.IhadlunchlastweekwithaguyfromFortMc-Murray...HeusedtoworkDufresnetoengagepeopleonthesubjectmatterwhileinternationalpublicationsin-cludingtheNewYorkTimesfurtherpromotedtheproject.AmongthethousandsofplayerswerepeoplebasedeverywherefromEuropetoFortMcMurrayitself.DufresnesaidhevaluedtheinternationalattentionbecauseformanyoutsideofCanadaitwasthersttimetheyhadheardoforlearnedabouttheoilsandsbutsaidevenplayersfromFortMc-Murrayadmittedlearningnewthingsabouttheirowncommunity.Stillmoreplayersre-markedonhowamazedtheyArtsCultureDocumentaryWeasjournalistsanddocumentaryfilmmakersmaybehavetochangeourwayoftellingstoriesandthewebgivesusverygoodtoolstomakeinnovationsinstorytelling.FilmmakerDavidDufresneThesecondroundofthegroundbreakingonlinegame-documentaryFortMcMoneybeginsonJan.27toseewhichideologywilltriumphinthebattletodeterminethefutureofFortMcMurrayAlta.andtheoilsands.PhotosNFBTOXA IndustryOilGas15TuesdayJanuary212014Specialthankstoallthepeopleandorganizationslistedbelowwhocontributedtothesuccessofthe2013SingleParentsChristmasDinnerhostedbySutherlandHouse.FortSmithLegionBranch239MtisLocal50SmithsLandingFirstNationSaltRiverFirstNationFortSmithRCMPNorthernJournalWallysDrugstoreWoodBuffaloInnFreundsBuildingSuppliesBerrosFieldsStoresPelicanRapidsInnTDCYourhelphasbeengreatlyappreciatedATouchofHeavenWoodBuffaloInnWomensCorrectionsRiverRidgeHaroldGamblerMikeKeizerRonnieCindySchaeferLynetteBlesseGwendolynBlesseAmberFrankLachsmanJessicaTherrienSutherlandHouseStaffThankyouThefutureofCanadianpipelinesandprotestsExpertsforecastenergypolicymovesin2014NorthernJournalWhatarethenumbersshowingforoilandgasdrillinginAlbertalastyearIsthereanyindicationofaslowdownorfutureboomin2014PrechtDrillingisactuallyholdingupprettywell.Idonthavenalnumbersbutitlookslike2013maybestillafairlystrongyearandroughequivalentwithprecedingyears.LandsalenumbersfortheprovinceofAlbertaaresubstantivelydownandthatwouldbeindicationoffuturedrillingintentionsandalsoevaluationofanydiscoveriestheymightndfromthatdrilling.Itwouldsuggestthatdrillingcouldgodowninthefuture.NJWhatispossiblybehindthedropinlandsalesPrechtDemandforoilisnotgrowingintheWesterneconomiesandsupplyisgrowinginparticularinplacesliketheUnitedStatesandCanada.WherepreviouslythemarketwasdrivenbyAsiandemandthatiscontinuingbuteventhatisslowingdown.NJWhyPrechtOilpriceshavebeenhighforthebetterpartofadecadesothereisapriceeffect.Peoplewanttotryandeconomize.TheotherthingisindevelopedcountriesyoureachamaturityintermsofenergyconsumptionandyourejustnotconsumingasmuchTheJournalinterviewstwoexpertsoneinenergyeconomicsandanotherinpublicpolicytogaininsightintowhat2014couldbringforCanadianoilandgasproductionandgovernmentdecisionsinlightofincreasingFirstNationsprotests.PaulPrechtisanenergyeconomistandthefounderofPaulPrechtEnergyEconomicsbasedinEdmontonAlta.AndrPlourdeisthedeanoftheFacultyofPublicAffairsatCarletonUniversityinOttawa.ByMARIACHURCHPaulPrechtAndrPlourdeNorthernJournalHasFirstNationsandcivilprotestagainsttheoilandgasindustrybeennoticeablygrowingacrossthecountryPlourdeIthinkinasenseitsalwaysbeentherebutnowthereisaclearerfocus.Thereareprojectsthatarebeingconsideredwheretheissuesaremuchclearer.Theprecedentsandthecourtcaseshavebeenaccumulatingovertime.NJAnysweepingpredictionsforwhateffecttheincreasingpressurefromFirstNationswillhaveongovernmentpolicyconcerningtheoilindustryin2014PlourdeOverthecourseoftheyearIthinkweshouldexpectsomekindofdevelopmentonthefrontofrelationshipsbetweengovernmenttheoilandgasindustryandFirstNations.Ithinkthishasbeenbrewingforsometime.IthinkdevolutionintheNWTwillmakethisalmostinevitable.Thatsalmostthewrongwordbutitwillcreateanenvironmentwherethisissuewillneedtobeaddressedinsomesense.energyintermsofyourgenerallifestyleparticularlyoil.NJWhatdoesthatmeanforoilproducersPrechtImguessingthatsomeinvestorsmaybeseeingitthatwayaswellandthatmightaccountfortheslowdown.Maybewellevenseeslowdowninoilsands.Imtalkingaboutinvestmentandthatcouldeventuallyhaveimpactonproduction.Itwillbeinterestingtowatchthisyearintermsofhowactivitiesandinvestmentlevelshold.NJDoyouthinktherewillbeaneffectonCanadianpublicpolicyPrechtCertainlyCanadawillwanttoseethemarketstoAsiaopenedup.ThereisalotofgovernmentpolicypressuretowardsseeingthatNorthernGatewaypipelinebuilt.ItsbeenapprovedbytheNationalEnergyBoardandIhavenodoubtthatitwillbeapprovedbythegovernmentofCanadabutthereisstillanawfullotofsocialresistanceandFirstNationresistance.Havinggottentheseregulatoryapprovalsitsstillnotnecessaryaslamdunkinmymindthatitisnecessarilygoingtohappenyet.NJWhatareyourthoughtsonpipelinedevelopmentinCanadaPlourdeThereareprobablyfourprojectsonthegothatpeoplewillbepushingforKeystonethereversalofLine9BinsouthernOntarioEnergyEastandtheNorthernGateway.IdbesurprisedifwedidnthaveadecisiononKeystoneinthecourseofthenextyear.AdecisiononLine9willalsobecominginthenextyear.ImlesssureaboutEnergyEastandtheNorthernGatewaybecausetheyarelongerterm.NJDoFirstNationshaveashotataffectingthosedecisionsPlourdeThepoliticalenvironmentofthatissodifculttounderstand.CanwethinkofanysingleFirstNationashavingavetorightIfyousaynotonmylandevenifeverybodyelseagreeswillyouholdupaprojectIthinkinthecurrentenvironmentfromapublicpolicyperspectivethatissomethingpeoplearegoingtobeverysensitiveaboutbecausewedonthaveagoodunderstandingofwhattheactualobligationsarefromalegalperspective.NJIsthatbecausetherearenoclearprecedentsPlourdeInpart.IthinkifIwerepushingforaparticularpolicydirectionitwouldbeforthefederalgovernmenttogetabetterunderstandingofwhatthecourtsthinktheseobligationsare.Fromapublicpolicyperspectivethatisreallyimportant.NJIsthatsomethingthatcouldhappenin2014PlourdeIdontthinksothatissomethingthatwillbelongterm.Ithinkitwillbuild.Ithinkwewillbemuchmoreawareofissueslikethatoverthecourseoftheyear. 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17EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICESTuesdayJanuary2120146.8103inx6.3125in201InDIVERSITYAWRDINNOVTioNSTDIVERSITYJORNALPRFLESINSO008447LiquorStoreNorthernAlbertaincludeslandbuildingsRestaurantCranePickeroperationRetailstoreCabinetManufacturerFitnessBusinessCementEdgingBusinessCallBillConroyorKeithAcheson403-346-6655orvisitourwebsiteCentury21AdvantageCommercialwww.advantagecommercial.caBUSINESSAVAILABLEINALBERTA12345TheCANADIANINTERNATIONALSCHOOL-AbuDhabiApplyNowwww.cisabudhabi.comiscurrentlyhiringteachersandadministratorsforthe2014-15schoolyearweareafullyaccreditedAlbertaEducationInternationalSchooltaxfreesalarywithhousingairfareandextraspaidfor2hrsofpreptimedayforteacherssmallclassesgreatstudentsamazingtravelopportunitiesandculturalexperiencesoutstandingpersonalandprofessionalgrowthopportunitiesWHYJOINOURTEAMGotsomethingtosellCall867872-3000 18TuesdayJanuary212014AKLAVIKBEHCHOKOCOLVILLELAKEDELINEEAGLEPLAINSEKATIDIAMONDMINESENTERPRISEFORTGOODHOPEFORTLIARDFORTMCPHERSONFORTPROVIDENCEFORTRESOLUTIONFORTSIMPSONFORTSMITHGAMETIHAYRIVERINUVIKJEANMARIERIVERKAKISALUTSELKENAHANNIBUTTENORMANWELLS2011NationalAwardWinner2011BestAll-RoundinCanada2012TopThreeOverallinCanada2012BestEnvironmentalWriting2011CCNACANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2011CMCAAUDITEDYourSourceforNorthernNewsFindtheJournalinthesecommunitiesthroughouttheNorthPAULATUKSACHSHARBOURTROUTLAKETSIIGEHTCHICTUKTOYAKTUKTULITAULUKHAKTOKWEKWEETIWHATIWRIGLEYYELLOWKNIFEBytellingthestoriesofNorthernersweremakingourcommunitiesstrongerByMARIACHURCHOfficerSherylRaymondisFortSmithsnewestfe-malecopbutshewantsthecommunitytoseeherinherotherhattootheonewornbyaninternationalbatontwirlingchampion.ThepolicewomanhasvolunteeredtolaunchabrandnewbatontwirlingclassforchildrenattheFortSmithrecreationcentre.BatontwirlingasasportisnotaverywellknownintheNorthRaymondsaid.Performedasaroutinetomusicshedescribeditashavingelementsofrhyth-micgymnasticsandfigureskating.TheresanartisticsideofitandatechnicalsideofitRaymondsaid.Itre-quiresalotofphysicalskill.Itscombininggymnasticsdanceathleticabilities.Youneedflexibilityen-durancestrengthandallthosekindofthings.InherlineofworkRay-mondsaidbatontwirl-inghasbeenahugehelpbygivingherskillssuchasperseverancededi-cationcommitmentanddiscipline.FormerbatontwirlingchampionteachesinFortSmithSportsRecreationBatonTwirlingItsalotofthequalitiesyoudneedinanyjobbutespeciallywithpolicingshesaid.Raymondsbackgroundinbatontwirlingstartedwhenshewasonly4yearsoldinherhometownofRegina.ThesporttookhertonineworldchampionshipswiththeCanadianteamcompet-ingincountrieslikeFranceJapanItalyandHolland.AtherpeakRaymondwonagoldmedalintheteameventasilverwithhersis-terinthepairseventandafourthplaceworldchampi-onshipfinishinindividualbatontwirling.Raymondscurrentbatontwirlingclassesareaimedatchildrenaged4to12yearsold.Itsforanybody.Youcanhavetwirlingattheveryrecreationallevelthatsjustforfunandthenyoucansplitoffintothemorecompetitivebuthonestlyjusthavinganinterestmeansitcangrowfromthereshesaid.Theclassesatthereccen-treareeveryThursdaywith4-6year-oldsfrom500to530and7-12year-oldsfrom530to600.Thereisasmalldrop-infeebutba-tonsareprovidedthankstoadonationfromtheRoyalCanadianLegion.Iwasabletoget32ba-tonsofvaryingsizesbe-causetheyneedtobethelengthofthearmRay-mondexplained.Otherthanthebatontwirlersneedonlyapairofsneak-ersandshorts.Witharound20studentsshowinguptothefirstclasseslastweekRaymondsaidshewashappywiththelevelofinterestandhopestheclasseswillgrow.IthinkitssomethingfunthatIcandointhecommunityandgettoknowsomeofthekids.Theninmyotherhatasapoliceofficerwhentheyseemeoutthereitsnotquiteasintimidatingshesaid.SportsRecreationSkiingBatontwirlingchampionSherylRaymondleftsharesalaughwithMadisonMurchie5aftershowingherhowtotwirlherbaton.Tenkidsaged4-7showupfortherstbatontwirlinglessonattheFortSmithreccentre.PhotosMariaChurchByMARIACHURCHJesseCockneya24year-oldInuvialukborninYel-lowknifemadehistoryinearlyJanuaryastherstAboriginalmantomaketheCanadianOlympicteamincross-countryskiing.ItfeltunrealwhenIre-alizedIhaddoneenoughtomaketheOlympicteam.ItsbeenadreamofmineforsuchalongtimeandtheculminationofyearsofhardworkandsupportfromeveryonethathastouchedmylifeCockneysharedinanemail.CockneywasupagainstCanadasnestskierslastweekatdomesticOlympictrialsinCanmoreAlta.Duringthelast100mdashofthe1.7-kmnalracetheNWTskierpulledaheadofBanffsPhilWidmerandtookthewin.IwasfeelingverystronginthenalraceIknewnoneoftheotherathleteswouldbeabletopushtheirbodiesashardasIwasgoingtoCockneyrecalled.IwasabletoskiatacticalraceandNWTskiermakeshistoryThirdtojoinCanadaOlympicteamtailtheleaderPhilWidmeruntilthenal100metreswhereIleteverythinggoandskiedashardasIeverhavetopasshim.CockeyisthethirdathletefromtheNWTtobeheadingtoSochi2014joiningspeed-skaterMichaelGildayandbiathleteBrendanGreenontheCanadianOlympicteam.MyrootsinYellowknifehavebeensospecialtomyskicareerCockneyshared.ItmeanssomuchtometoknowIhavethesupportofsomanyNorthernersandfeeltheirexcitementonracedays.TheskierwhonowlivesandtrainsinCanmoreAlta.tookabreakfromin-tensivetraininglastweekbutisscheduledtojoinhisOlympicteammatesinSeiserAlmItalysoonforahighaltitudetrainingcamp.HisnextstopistheWorldCupracesinToblachItalyearlyinFebruary.CockneytoldTheJour-nalhehopestoonedaygivebacktohiscommunityintheNWTwhichhecreditedwithfuelinghisskiingcareer.AsthefirstAboriginalmaletomakeittotheOlym-picsforcross-countryskiingCockeyisfollowinginthefootstepsofNWTOlympi-ansSharonandShirleyFirth.ItsauniqueexperiencetocomefromtheNorthandIamveryproudofmyheritageCockneysaid.ThankstoallmyfansinNWTandhopefullyIllbeabletobringamedalupNorththisspringYellowknifesJesseCockneyistherstAboriginalmantomakeCanadascross-countryOlympicteam.PhotocourtesyofJesseCockney SportsRecreationCurling19TuesdayJanuary212014WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.HeydudeThenamesPaul.ThehandsomedevilyouseeinthisphotoCestmoiNoPhotoshoppingrequired.Ireallyamthatdebonnaire.Allthegirlcatsthinkso.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.SportsBRIEFSYellowknifeandHayRiverfaceoffinNorthernHockeyChallengeHockeyrivalryreignitedinHayRiverlastweekendbetweenHayRiverandYellowknifeduringthemuchanticipatedminiNorthernHockeyChallenge.WhenthepuckhittheiceonFridaytherstgameoftheweekendsplayfanswerepackingtheHayRiverarenatowatchthetwoadultteamsduelitout.Thegameranintotheearlymorningduetoathree-hourdelayinstartingandthematchwascalleddespiteatiedscore.SaturdaysgamesawHayRiverstepitupandwinwithawhopping6-0.SundaysplaywentbackandforthbetweenthetwoteamsuntilHayRivertieditup4-4lateinthegameonlytoseeYellowknifescoreonceagaintowinthegame.BothteamswillfaceoffagaininYellowknifeonFeb-ruary7-9.BrendanGreenseespersonalbestatBiathlonWorldCupraceHayRiversbiathleteandrecentlyannouncedOlym-pianbrokeapersonalrecordatlastweeksBiathlonWorldCupracesinAntholzItaly.The27year-oldskierwhosufferedacripplingbackinjurylastyearplacedeighthoutof104oftheworldstopathletesduringthe10-kmSprintlastFriday.GreensfansintheNWTalongwithSportNorthFederationhaveteameduptopromoteaGreenDayacrosstheter-ritoryonFeb.7askingfanstoweargreenandcheerforthebiathleteforthelaunchofthe2014WinterOlympicsinSochiRussia.ThetownofHayRiverwillbetelecastingGreensrstOlympicracesched-uledfor730a.m.onSaturdayFeb.8attheDonStewartcommunitycentre.WalktoTukcompetitionupandrunningagainThefourthannualWalktoTukcompetitionhaspar-ticipantsfromacrosstheterritorylacingupforthecompetitionagainthisyearwithaprizethatNWTRecreationandParksAssociationorganizerssaywillsweepyouoffyourfeet.TheWalktoTukcompetitioninitsfourthyearrunningasksteamsofparticipantstowalkthedistanceoftheMacken-zieRiverfromFortProvidencetoTuktoyaktuk-atotalof1685km.UpforgrabstotheteamthatcanwalktoTukthefastestisaightvoucherfromFirstAir.Membersofthewinningteamwillbeenteredinadrawtowinthevoucher.ThecompetitionwhichstartedJan.6wrapsuponMar.3.Tofollowthecompetitiongoonlinetohttpwww.nwtrpa.orgwalk-to-tuk.htm.PhotoNWTRPAByMEAGANWOHLBERGAnewstyleofplayispickingupmomentumoncurlingiceacrosstheter-ritorywiththeNWThost-ingitssecondeverterrito-rialmixeddoublescurlingchampionshipsinFortSmithovertheweekend.TwoteamsbothfromFortSmithcameoutlastweektocompeteinthemodifiedgamefeaturingdifferentrulesandchal-lengessetupbypreviouslyarrangedrockslimitedrocktakeoutsandminimalsweeping.NWTcurlersinvestigatenewplaystylewithmixeddoublesFortSmithhostssecondeverterritorialmixeddoublescurlingbonspielThoughitwastheirrsttimepartneringNickKae-serandBrittanyBrassertri-umphedinthebestofvetournamentwinningThurs-daysFridaysandSaturdaymorningsgamesagainsthusband-wifepairTimandAlmaMcDonald7-511-2and9-5respectively.BruceMcArthurlledinforKaeserduringtheFridaynightgameafterKaeserwasputonjuryduty.KaeserandBrasserwillnowheadtoOttawainMarchforthesecondevernationalmixeddoublestournament.LastyeartheMoyerteamfromYellowknife-whichhostedthersteverterri-torials-traveleddowntoLeducAlta.fortheinaugu-ralCanadianchampionships.JanieHobartwhoor-ganizedandofciatedlastweeksbonspielsaidtherewasgreatplaybybothteamsmakinggamesveryinterest-ingtowatchforenthusiastsandthosenewtothegamealike.UnlikearegulargamethereareonlytwopeopleIthinkthisissomethingtoothatclub-wiseweregoingtohavetodomoreadvertisingtogetmorepeopleoutbecauseitisareallyinterestingnewformat.JanieHobartFortSmithCurlingClubperteamwhotaketurnsthrowingsixrocksandskip-pingwhilesharingthetaskofsweeping.Tworocksarealreadysetup-oneinthecentrebetweenthehoglineandhouseasaguardandtheothersittinginthetophalfofthebutton.Teamsarenotpermittedtoremoveanyrocksuntilthefourthisthrown.Theresdifferentstrate-giesyouhavetoemployascomparedtoregularplayHobartsaidofthegamesappeal.Becausetherearealreadytwopositionedrocksthereandbecauseofthemodifiedthreeguardzonerulewhereyoucanttakeanyrocksoutintherstthreerocksthrownitmeansthattheresanawfullotofrocksinplay.Forsomepeoplethatsaswitchinhowtheyplaybecausesomepeopleliketoplayareallycleangame.ThenewtakeontheclassicCanadiansportisgainingpopularityinFortSmithwithseventeamsmakingupthebrandnewMondaynightmixeddou-blesleague.Hobartsaidmorepeoplewouldhavelikedtocompeteintheterritorialsbutcouldntduetoschedulingissues.Basedonthetypi-calrotationnextyearsterritorialswilllikelytakeplaceinInuvikwhereHo-bartsaidshewouldliketoseeteamsfromYellow-knifeandtheSouthSlavejointhosefromtheBeau-fortDelta.Ithinkthisissomethingtoothatclub-wiseweregoingtohavetodomoread-vertisingtogetmorepeopleoutbecauseitisareallyin-terestingnewformatshesaid.Wehavetodoabitmorepromotionoftheac-tualformattoencouragemorecurlers.PhotosMeaganWohlbergTeammatesBrittanyBrasserandBruceMcArthurllinginforNickKaeserassesstheverypackedsituationinthehouseonFridaynight.AlmaMcDonaldcallsashotforherpartnerTim.TimMcDonaldaskshispartnerAlmaMcDonaldformoreiceonashotduringFridaynightsplay. SoyourefartherawayfromthemarketcoststoexplorearehigherintheNorthandthesizeoftheprizeforlackofabettertermislessthansomeotherglobalorCanadianjurisdictions.RonSumanikYukonGovernmentYukonfailstoattractoilandgasexplorersGovernmentsaysYukonhaslessresourcestoofferthanNWTIndustryOilGas20TuesdayJanuary212014ByMARYWALDENForthesecondtimerun-ningtheYukongovernmentscallforinterestfromtheoilandgasexplorationindustryhasgoneunheeded.Twiceayearcompaniescanaskforareastobeopenedtoexploration.ButthelatestJan.8deadlinecameandwentandnotasinglerequestforpost-ingswassubmitted.ThatsnotoutofthenormsaidoilandgasbranchdirectorRonSumanik.Therehavebeenotherdryspellssincetheterritorytookcontrolofitsonshorere-sourceshesaid.ItsnotaneasyplacetodobusinessandcomparedtoitsneighboursliketheNWTtheYukonhaslesstoofferintermsofesti-matedoilandgaspotential.Soyourefartherawayfromthemarketcoststoex-plorearehigherintheNorthandthesizeoftheprizeInourviewthereisnotamoratoriumSumaniksaid.WehavetheabilitytomakeoilandgasresourcesavailableintheportionoftheKaskatraditionalterri-torythatlieswithinYukon.Atthispoint-sincewere-movedrepealedthesection13consentprovision-wehavechosennottoexer-cisethat.BoththePeelPlateauandBonnetPlumebasinsarealsocurrentlyoutofplay.Theyvebeenclosedtoindustrysince2010toallowthegovernmentandFirstNationstocom-pletealanduseplanforthewatershed.TheresstillnonalplanandthebanwasduetoexpireJan.21.AsfortheWhitehorseTroughanareastretchingfromCarcrosstoCarmackswhichishometothemajorityoftheYukonspopulationthegovernmenttemporarilyEnvironmentMinisterCurrieDixonWatsonLakeMLAPattiMcLeodandVuntutGwitchinMLADariusElias.NDPMLAsJimTredgerandLoisMoorcroftalongwithKlondikeMLAandin-terimLiberalleaderSandySilverroundouttheroster.ThecommitteerecentlytouredanAlbertafrackingsite.ItsexpectedtosoonholdpublichearingsinWhite-horseOldCrowandWat-sonLake.Itssupposedtoreportitsndingsbacktothelegisla-turethisspring.RightnowtheYukonsonlyoilandgasactivityisbeingdonebyCalgary-basedNorthernCrossacompanycontrolledbyChinasstate-ownedCNOOC.Itsdoinganintensive3-DseismicprogramonitsEaglePlainspermitsneartheDempsterHighway.Theresbeennoproduc-tionattheterritorysonlygasfieldKotaneeleelo-catedinthesoutheastcor-nerneartheNWTbordersince2012.TheYukonsnextrequestforoilandgaspostingsclosesonJuly9.suspendednewdispositionsin2012inresponsetopub-licoutrageoverpotentialdevelopment.TheYukonstemporarybanonfrackingalsocontrib-utestothelackofindustryinterestSumaniksaid.Thereisnoquestionwehavefeedbackfromindus-trythatthehydraulicfrac-turingissueispartoftheconcernaboutinvestingintheYukonhesaid.UntilacommitteeofMLAswhowereappointedlastyeartostudytherisksandbenetsoffrackingde-cideswhetherthecontentiouspracticeshouldbeallowedornotcompanieswouldntbeabletoassessbothcon-ventionalandunconventionalpossibilities.ButthenatleasttherewillbecertaintyonewayortheotherandtheywillknowwithcertaintywhattheYukonhastoofferhesaid.Thesix-membercommit-teeincludesthreeYukonPartygovernmentrepsEconomicDevelopmentandforlackofabettertermislessthansomeotherglobalorCanadianjurisdictionsSumaniksaid.Andthentherestheques-tionoflandtherearentmanyplacestolookintheYukonrightnow.OnlytwooftheterritoryseightsedimentarybasinswereopenforrequestsduringthislatestroundportionsofEaglePlainsnotalreadytakenorprotectedandthenearbyKandikbasin.Themuch-sought-afterLiardbasintuckedawayinthesoutheastcornerisstillofflimitshesaid.Eventhoughitsbeenmorethanayearsincethegovern-mentstrippedtheregionsKaskaFirstNationsoftheiroilandgasvetopowerthetwosidesremainatoddsoverhowtodealwithnewdevelopment.TheKaskahaveneversignedalandclaim.Inthewakeofthegovernmentscon-troversialmovetheythreat-enedcourtactionanddeclaredaresourcemoratorium.