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FortChipasksoilsandstofundsolarpowerprojectFortChipewyanishopingoil-sandscompaniesupstreamwillhelpfundground-breakingsolarpowerprojectsintheircommunity.Seepage3.InukactorplaysclimatechangeactivistonstageNWT-bornactorRenelttaArlukstarsinSilaaplaydiscussingtheimpactsofclimatechangeontheArc-tic.Seepage27.OldTimeDanceDeltafamiliesgatherinAklavikforannualMadTrapperRendezvous.Seepage18.EarthDayeventacalltoactioninFortSmithEnvironmentalistsinFortSmithhopetheirEarthDayeventlastweekendwillen-couragepeopletoprotectMotherNature.Seepage22.SahtuMLAupsetwithanti-frackinggroupsSahtuMLANormanYakeleyaalongwiththeregionslandcorp.areaccusinganti-frackinggroupsofdisrespectingtheSahtulandclaim.Seepage7.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00April292014Vol.37No.50WerefailingchildrenNWTHealthDepartmentstaffMLAsmeetwithauditorgeneralByMEAGANWOHLBERGThereisnodenyingthattheNWTdepartmentofHealthandSocialServicesisfailingtosupportfamiliesandpro-tectchildrendeputyministerDebbieDelanceyvoicedagainlastweekfollowingmeetingsonarecentreportbytheau-ditorgeneralexposingmajorgapsinservices.Delanceyandotherdepart-mentalstaffmetwithMLAsandrepresentativesoftheau-ditorgeneralsofcelastweekinYellowknifetogooverthelonglistofrecommenda-tionsmadeinMarchmeanttoaddresscriticalproblemswithchildprotectionandsystem-wideaccountabilityintheNWT.Thoseproblemsincludealackoffollow-upbychildprotectionworkersoncaselesahighpercentageofunscreenedfosterhomesandalackofdepartment-widereportingamongotherkeymeasuresmeanttopreventwhatheheardatthemeetingsaboutgovernmentinactionontheissueslikeningthecur-rentchildprotectionsystemtoanextensionofthescooplongsadpolicyofremov-ingAboriginalchildren...fromtheirhomesnodif-ferentthanwhatwasdoneinthe40s50sand60sSeriousnessofcrisiswasntknownWhileDelanceysaidthede-partmentwasnotsurprisedtolearnofthesystemicshort-comingsaddingthatmanyimprovementshavebeenintheworkssincethelastleg-islativeassemblywhenaninternalreviewofchildandfamilyserviceswasdoneshenotedtheseriousnessofmanyofthendingsintheMarchreportwerenotfullyknownpreviously.WhatIthinkisimpor-tantistonotethatsomeofthendingsandconclusionsinthecurrentauditorgen-eralsreportwerenotraisedinthepreviousreportbythe16thLegislativeAssemblyshesaid.SeeDepartmentonpage2.Wehavetodotheshort-termxesinthewaywereadministeringthesystemtodaybecauseclearlyitsfailingchildrenbutitsmoreimportantthatwemakethisparadigmshiftwhereweresupportingfamiliestokeepkidsintheirhomesratherthanhavingthemcomeintocare.DeputyMinisterDebbieDelanceyNWTHealthandSocialServiceskidsfromfallingthroughthecracks-someofwhichwereknownaboutforyears.SahtuMLANormanYake-leyasaidhewasappalledatthataccompaniedCanadasresidentialschoolslegacydespitegoodintentions.Wecontinuetoseethatthisisanotherformofa-and70s-oftheresiden-tialschoolerahetoldTheJournal.Wedidamake-overandcalleditchildandfamilyservices.FromleftAuroraCollegegraduatesDeniseRobertDollyLoreenandDori-AnnLefoinoftheBusinessAdministrationcerticatecoursereceivebouquetstocelebratetheirgraduationattheannualThebachacampusspringconvocationinFortSmithlastweek.Seepage14-15formore.PhotoPaulBannistero.50 HealthWellnessChildFamilyServices2TuesdayApril292014NEWSBRIEFSTwoinhospitalafterConklindrive-byshootingTwomensufferingfromgunshotwoundsweresenttothehospitalfollowingadrive-byshootinginConklinAlta.twoweeksago.WoodBuffalopolicerespondedtoareportoftheshootingat430a.m.onApr.18andwereshortlyonscenewheretheyfoundtwomensufferingfromnon-lifethreateninggunshotwounds.AccordingtotheRCMPsinitialinvestigationthevictimsarebelievedtobeknowntothesuspects.Noarrestshaveyetbeenmadeandpolicesaythereisnodangertothepublic.ThosewithinformationareaskedtocontactWoodBuffaloRCMPbycalling780788-4000orCrimeStoppersat1800222-8477TIPS.TwoFortResolutionteenschargedwitharsonandtheftTwo16-yearoldboyshavebeenchargedwithmultipleoffencesincludingarsonandtheftinconnectiontoarethatconsumedthreebuildingsandmultiplevehiclesinFortResolutiontwoweeksago.ThereoccurredApr.19onHighwayRd.andspreadtoalargeworkshopandtworesidencescausingtensofthousandsofdollarsindamage.Themainresidencewasalsobrokenintoandvandalized.Thetwoboyswerechargedinconnectiontothecrimeafterapoliceinvestigationledofcerstosearchtwohomesinthecommunitywheretheysaytheyrecoveredstolenproperty.Bothteenswillappearinterritorialcourtinthenextfewmonths.USfurtherdelaysKeystoneXLpipelinedecisionThegovernmentoftheUnitedStateshasannounceditisonceagaindelayingtheapprovaldecisionforthecon-troversialKeystoneXLpipelinestatingthatgovernmentagencieswillnowhaveuntiltheendofMaytocommentontheproject.ThedelaylikelymeansthedecisionwillbepostponeduntilaftertheNov.4mid-termelections.TheKeystoneXLpipelineaprojectofCalgary-basedoilsandscompanyTransCanadawithaproposedroutefromCanadasoilsandstoreneriesinTexashasbeenawaitingUSapprovalforthepastveyears.NorthwesternAirannouncesmorningflightstoHighLevelreturningintheafternoonsstartingMay1.NorthwesternAiralreadyconnectsFortSmithtoYellowknifeHayRiverEdmontonFortChipewyanFortMcMurrayRedDeerandKelowna.Formoreinformationcallourreservationsdepartmentat1-877-872-2216orvisitourwebsiteatwww.nwal.ca.DepartmentworkingtohelpcommunitiessupportfamiliesContinuedfrompage1.Althoughweknewtheactwasoutofdateweknewtherewerepressuresweknewtherewereproblemssomeoftheactualleau-ditstheydidthatshowedforexamplechildprotec-tionworkersnotdoingtheadequatefollow-uponfos-tercarehomesornotdoingfollowuponimplementingaplanofcareagreementornotdoingtheappropri-ateinterviewswithchil-drenthatwasfairlynewinformation.Someofthatinforma-tionhadbeguntocometolightoverthepastyearandahalfthroughinternalau-ditsDelanceysaid.Othergapsintheaccountabilityframeworkidentiedbytheauditorgeneralinboththerecentreportandonemadein2011areintheprocessofbeingsolved.Short-termxescomingrstWhilethesystemasawholeneedsmajorupgradesDelanceysaidthealarmingndingsaboutthestateofchildprotectionintheNWThavepushedthedepartmenttondshort-termsolutionsfortheimmediatecrisisintheinterim.Wehavetodotheshort-termxesinthewaywereadministeringthesystemtodaybecauseclearlyitsfailingchildrenbutitsmoreimportantthatwemakethisparadigmshiftwhereweresupportingfamiliestokeepkidsintheirhomesratherthanhav-ingthemcomeintocareshesaid.Tostartthedepart-mentwillbedesignatingtheCEOsofeachregionalhealthauthoritytooverseechildandfamilyservicesasanassistantdirector-ameasurethatwillmakere-portingandaccountabilitymuchsimplerandmoreeffective.Thatwillcomethissummeraftereachhasreceivedthenecessarytraining.Inadditiontheinforma-tionsystemisbeingupdatedtoincludecompliancemoni-toringdigitalredagsthatwillremindprotectionwork-erstodotheirfollow-upsandreporttosupervisorswhenworkisnotbeingdone.BecausethatwilltaketimetobuildDelanceysaidinthemeantimethedepartmentisenforcingasystemofquar-terlyreportingtobegininSeptember.KeepingchildrenintheirhomesYakeleyasaidhewantstoseemorewaysthatcommu-nitiesandAboriginalgov-ernmentscanworkwiththedepartmenttokeepchildren-especiallyofAboriginalfamilies-intheirhomes.IdliketoseeAborigi-nalpeopleinthecommu-nitiesworkingcloselywiththefamilieswheretheycandobudgetingfamilyworkcounselling-workwiththefamilieskeepthechildrenwiththefamilieshesaid.IntheNWTthevastma-jorityofchildreninfostercareareapprehendedincasesofneglectoftenduetoacombinationofdrugoralcoholaddictionsandpoverty.MostofthoseareAboriginal.Delanceysaidthedepart-mentrecognizesthediffer-encebetweenchildrenwhoareatriskduetooutrightabuseversusthoseatriskduetoneglectandneedstodevelopnewwaysofad-dressingthatdifference.Theideaiswecanttreatallthosesituationsthesame.Weneedtondaway...toworkwithfami-liessothatinsteadoftakingchildrenoutofthosehomesyoubuildonthefamilysstrengths-amoresupport-iveapproachtofamiliesatrisktheideabeingtocreateacirclearoundthefamilysothekidisnotatrisk.Itre-quiresashiftinthinking.WhetherthatmeansnewmoneyornewwaysofusingmoneyDelanceysaidthedepartmentdoesntknowyet.Oneideaistocreateasortofafamilypreserva-tionworkerlikethatmen-tionedbyYakeleyawhomaynotbeaGNWTem-ployeebutpartofanNGOorinteragency.Additionallythedepart-mentplanstocontinuework-ingwithcommunitiestoestablishchildandfamilyservicescommitteesacrosstheterritory.WhilethatinitiativehasfailedthusfarDelanceysaiditstimetogobacktothedrawingboardandndwayseachcommunityandAboriginalgovernmentwantstoandcanbeinvolvedinsupport-ingfamilies.Firstofallinasmallcommunitythatsareallytoughroletoplay-intakingawaysomeoneschild.SoIthinkwhatweneedtodoandweneedtochangethelegislationorinitiallyworkoutsidethelegislation...istoworkatthecommunitylevelandsayWheredoyouwanttobeinvolvedinsupportingfamiliesLetsworktogether.FilephotoDeputyministerofHealthandSocialServicesDebbieDelanceysaidthedepartmentrecognizesitisfailingtohelpchildrenandfamiliesbutisactivelyworkingtoimplementchangesrecommendedbytheauditorgeneral. 3TuesdayApril292014WHATTAKEAFREETEST-DRIVEANDFORDOFCANADAWILLDONATEUPTO6000TOYOURSCHOOL.Themorepeoplewhodrivethemoreyoullearnforyourschool.Youdothemath.WHEREWHENFortSmithRecreationandCommunityCentreMay32014GoFurtherNOPURCHASENECESSARY.Mustbe18yearsofageorolderwithavaliddriverslicense.Donationof20pervalidtestdriveupto300totaltestdrivesforamaximumtotaldonationsof6000perevent.Limitonedonationperhousehold.PhotoscourtesyofKeepersoftheAthabascaOilsandsaskedtofinanceFortChipsolarprojectACFNgettingballrollingbyinstallingrstsolarpanelsthisspringByMEAGANWOHLBERGAfterlivingintheshadowoftheoilsandsforoverfourdecadespeopleinFortChipewyanarehopingthegiantfossilfuelindustrylocatedupstreamnearFortMcMurraywillhelpshedamorepositivelightonthecommunitybyfundingagroundbreakingresidentialsolarenergyproject.MembersoftheAtha-bascaChipewyanFirstNa-tionACFNledbyACFNmemberandfounderoftheFortChipewyanRenewableEnergySocietyMikeMer-crediarecurrentlyintalkswithSuncorEnergyaboutnancingasolarprojectthatwouldseepanelsinstalledoneveryACFNhouseholdandbuildinginthecommu-nity-approximatelyhalfofthehamlets700homes.Itwouldsavethemalotofmoneyforone.Inaplaceofhighcostoflivingandwherepowerbillsare300-400amonththatsjustmoneytheyregoingtosaveMercreditoldTheJournal.Wereisolatedandinanareathatsnoteasilyaccessiblesofuelsarecostly.Itsjustusingcommonsensethatifwehadsomethingthatdidntcostsomuchmaybeitwillworkforus.Mercrediwhohasbeendreamingofbringingre-newableenergiestotheremotenorthernAlbertacommunityforyearssaidhismotivationisnotonlytolowercostsoflivingforpeoplerightnowbuttoin-stillanewwayoflookingatenergysources-andfueldependency-intheyoungergenerations.Ourgenerationissousedtoickingonthelightandknowingthatitscom-ingfromapowergeneratorthatspoweredbydieselwhichisafossilfuel.Soifwecanplantinthenextgen-erationsheadthatthelighttheyickedoncamefromthesunandfromthelandandnotfromanon-renew-ableresourcethenhope-fullythatsgoingtochangetheirconsciousthinkingabouthowwecandothingsinthefuturehesaid.Itsbasicallyhelpingthenextgenerationmoveahead-thetoolstostepfurtherratherthanussteppinginthesamemudpuddle.Andinacommunitywheremanypeopleworkforthenearbyoilsandsin-dustrydespiteitsimpactsonthewaterlandandtradi-tionallivelihoodsMercredisaiddemonstratingthataviablealternativeexistsisimportant.Itsshowingourindepen-dencealittlebithesaid.SolarcouldpowerwholecommunityMercrediconductedhisownrenewableenergyfea-sibilitystudyforthecommu-nityyearsagowiththehelpofKeepersoftheAthabascaalocalenvironmentalorga-nizationwhoalsogotthePembinaInstituteonboardtodoanenergyauditofFortChipewyan.Thendingsshowedstrongpotentialforsolarinthecommunity.Ifwewereabletoswitchoverentirelysolarwouldbeabletopowertheentirecom-munityforfreeMercredisaid.Potentialalsoexistsaroundsmall-scalehydrowindandevenbiogascaptureprojectsinthecommunity.AccordingtoMercrediwindcouldaccountforabout71percentofFortChipewy-anspowerannuallythoughanevenbettersolutionwouldbearunoftheriversmall-scalehydroturbinethatwouldrequirealotmorefundingtogetofftheground.Beyondthattherespo-tentialforgeothermalheat-ingandpowerfrombiogascaptureatthelandllMer-credisaid.Thereareothersourcesthathaventbeentouchedbutrightnowwerefocus-ingonsolarbecauseitsvi-ablehesaid.ACFNgettingballrollingthisspringTheresidentialsolarproj-ectwouldbepartoftheFirstNationsimpactbenetagree-mentwithSuncorwhichhasfundedthingslikecommunityplaygroundsinthepast.NegotiatingsuchimpactbenefitagreementswithindustrycantakeyearssaidMercrediwhonotedtheballisnowinthecompanyscourt.Thatsaidthecommunityisntabouttositaroundandwaittogetthingsrolling.InhisrolewiththerenewablessocietyMercredialreadymanagedtosecurea7500grantfromtheAlbertaEco-trustFoundation.Thatmoneywillgototraining.HavingteamedupwithRandallBensonofGridworksEnergyGroupaMtissolarenergycompanyintheMcMurrayareaMer-credisaidaroundsixinter-estedcommunitymemberswillsoonlearneverythingtheyneedtoknowaboutin-stallingsolarpanels.PartofitisalsocreatingemploymentMercredisaid.IfwegetthemoneyfromSun-cortodotheACFNmembershomesthenourcommunitymemberswillbetheonesthatwillbedoingtheinstallation.MercredisaidACFNhasalreadypurchasedsolarpan-elsforitsYouthandElderLodgetobeinstalledintimeforthissummerwithGridworksandthenewel-derscarefacilitymayalsofollowsuit.ThosecouldbeaidedbyprivatefundingfromTomSteyerawealthyclimatechangeactivistfromCalifor-niaknownasthegreenbil-lionairewhowasrecentlyinFortChipewyantoseehowhismoneycouldhelpthecommunity.Ifthoseprojectsaresuc-cessful-andifSuncorcomesonboardwithACFNspro-posal-MercredisaidtheinitiativecouldspreadlikeawaveacrossthecommunitysparkingsimilaractionbytheMikisewCreeFirstNa-tionandtheFortChipewyanMetisandbeyond.IcansharewiththemhowweallgotitstartedgotitgoingandhowtogetthefundingMercredisaid.AndiftheideaworkstheressomanyotherisolatedFirstNationscommunitiesinNorthernCanada.Ifitworkshereitsgoingtoworkthere.MikeMercredianACFNmemberandfounderoftheFortChipRenewableEnergySocietypresentsinformationonsolarpoweratacommunitymeetingin2012.EnvironmentCleanEnergy FortSmithHayRiverWEATHERYellowknifeInuvik4TuesdayApril292014TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChatehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMacKayFortMcMurrayFortVermilionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrairieHytheJohndOrPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatiDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverKakisaLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesPaulatukSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekweetiWhatiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMorinvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.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.caWeeklyNormsHigh8CLow-3CWeeklyNormsHigh6CLow-5CWeeklyNormsHigh9CLow2CWeeklyNormsHigh11CLow-2CEDITORIALDidyouhearthatlastweekChiefShar-leenGaleoftheFortNelsonFirstNa-tionstooduptotheBCgovernmentandservednoticethattheambitiousplansforanewliqueednaturalgasLNGexportindustryareatriskunlesstheychangetheirwaysAtaFirstNationshostedconferenceinFortNelsonlastweekintendingtofostergoodwilloverplannedLNGdevel-opmentsbetweenrepresentativesfrombothgovernmentandindustryChiefGaledramaticallyaskedgovernmentcontin-genttoleave.Ithadbeenrevealedthatafewdaysearlierthefrackingindustryhadbeengivenanexemptionfromthenormalenvironmentalassessmentpro-cessbycabinetthroughasecretorderincouncil.Thegovernmentrepresen-tativesneglectedtomentionthatwhentheyconferredwithFirstNationsinplan-ningtheLNGconference.BCPremierChristyClarksplansforgasexportstoChinaandJapanincludeexploitingthegas-richshalethatisplen-tifulinthenortheasterncorneroftheprovincewithhundredsmorefrackedgaswells.SeveralpipelineswouldmovethegastothecoastwhereanumberofmultinationalcorporationsincludingChinesestateenergygiantCNOOCarelookingatbuildingnewLNGprocess-ingterminals.Irespectfullyaskgovernmenttopleaseremoveyourselffromtheroom.ImgoingtoaskindustrytostaysaidanangryChiefGale.DrummersonstagewiththechiefchantedastheydrummedtheBCgovernmentofcialsoutoftheroom.ChiefGalestoodatthepodiumholdinganeaglefeatheraboveherhead.Stunnedthelargegovernmentcontingentshufedslowlyoutofthehall.ChiefGalethenlecturedtheindustryEaglefeatherstallstrilliondollarindustryrepresentativestellingthemiftheywantedtoextractwealthfromFirstNationslandtheyarerequiredtorespectthewishesanddirectionofFirstNationsgovern-ments.Shesaidthatistheonlywayanydevelopmentwillbeallowedtoproceed.Shethenaskedthemtoleavethemeet-ingaswell.ReactionfromFirstNationsacrosstheprovincewasswift.ChiefStewartPhillipoftheUnionofBCIndianChiefssaidInastunninglystupidmovetheprovincehaseffectivelydeclaredwaronallBCFirstNationsandjeopardizedallLNGdiscussionsthroughouttheentireprov-inceofBC.LaterthatdaytheBCcabinetdidanabout-faceandreverseditsorderincouncil.Theenvironmentministeris-suedanapologeticstatementsayingtheyarecommittedtoastrongre-spectfulandproductiverelationshipwithFirstNations.ThetacticsofsecretapprovalsforlargeindustrialprojectsseemtobecommonpracticeforthecurrentBCgovernment.InMarchtheprovincialministryofEnergyandMinessecretlyapprovedapermitamendmentallow-ingTexadaQuarriestoexpanditscoal-handlingoperationsalmosttwenty-foldatPowellRivernorthofVancouver.Itwouldbecomethenaltransferpointforupto8milliontonnesannuallyofAsia-boundUSthermalcoalshippedfromWyoming.TheapprovaltookplacewithoutinforminglocalFirstNationsortheregionalgovernment.Therewasnopublicconsultation.Localresidentsareconcernedthatsomeofthecoalwhichcontainshighamountsofarse-nicoftengetsspilledintothewater.TheShshlhSecheltFirstNationsaysitispreparedtoformablockadetokeepcoalshipsfrompassingthroughitsterritory.FollowingthemeetinginFortNelsonsuchhard-lineactionswilllikelybemorecommon.ChiefGaleisnotyourtypicalradicalbutbehindhercharmandinfectioussmilethe33year-oldleaderisobvi-ouslyapersonofconvictionwillingtostandupforwhatshebelieves.Shewasnotthersttouseaneaglefeatherwhensendingadeantmessage.ElijahHarpertheformerManitobaMLAandMPwhopassedawaylastyearwasakeygureinthe1990defeatoftheMeechLakeAccordthen-PrimeMinisterBrianMulroneysstrategytoconvinceQuebectobeawillingpartnerinCon-federation.Harperfamouslyraisedaneaglefeatherwhenhecastthedissent-ingvoteintheManitobalegislaturethatkilledtheinitiative.IthadbeensignedbythePrimeMinisterandallprovincialrstministersdubbedthe11meninsuitsincludingtheQuebecpremier.ThedealwouldhaveembracedQue-becasadistinctsociety.HarpersaidFirstNationshadnotbeenconsultedintheprocessandrefusedtosupportit.OnemanwieldinganeaglefeatherasasymbolofpowerandspiritchangedthefateofCanada.LNGisalreadythenextbigthing.TheNWTPowerCorp.planstouseittodisplacefueloiltogeneratepowerinmanyNortherncommunities-sourcedfromBCandhaulednorthbytruck.BCPremierChristyClarksbigplanstoex-portittoChinaandJapanareprojectingatrilliondollarindustrythatwouldbringmuchneededeconomicprosperityandjobstoBCgeneratewealthforinvestorsandpayoffthemassiveprovincialdebt.Itseemsthepowerofaneaglefeathermaystandintheway.PhotosMariaChurchRiaColemanleftholdsupamaskshemadeduringamaskmakingworkshopinFortSmithlastweekwhileprofessorofmasketryandworkshopinstructorDouglasWitttrieshisownonforsize.TheFortSmithmasketeerswerehardatworkfashioningtheirpapermachetefacesduringthetwo-dayworkshopputonbytheAuroraArtsSociety. 5TuesdayApril292014MGMEnergyCorp.willbeclosingitsdoorsforeverwithinthenexttwomonthsbutwhowillbetakingoveritssharesandleasesintheNorthwestTerritorieshasyettobedetermined.MGMshut-downopensupNWToilleasesCarolCollinsWhowillbethenextgrand-fatheredleasethatisnotright.Thatishowtheykeepdevelopmentgoingonapermit.PinePointminesweregrandfatheredandguesswhoownsitPeggyWhittyfromGiantMines.IdonotagreewiththisNorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeed15YearsAgo...MtisagreementThegovernmentofAlbertaandtheMtisNationofAlbertaAssociationMNAAsignedaseven-yearframeworkagreementlastweek.ThesignatorieswereAlbertaPremierRalphKleinAboriginalAffairsMin-isterDaveHancockMNAApresidentAudreyPoitrasandrepresentativesoftheprovincessixMtisZoneRegionalcouncils.IssueApril27199920YearsAgo...Anotherbreak-inatPWKStudentsatPWKHighSchoolarrivedforclasseslastMondaymorningonlytobegreetedbygraftisplatteredoninteriorwallslockersanddoors.PWKprincipalKenMalanchuksaysthevandalsmusthaveenteredtheschoolatsometimelateSundaynightorearlySundaymorning.IssueApril27199430YearsAgo...InuvikforcebaseunderreviewbyfedsTheCanadianforcesbaseinInuvikmaybecloseddown.Thenagainitmaybeexpanded.After20yearsasacommunicationsresearchstationthedepart-mentofNationalDefenseisassessingtheroleoftheNorthernbase.GeneralDoddthechiefofNorthernCommandisconcernedabouttheprospectofCFBInuvikbeingmoved.IssueApril261984ARCHIVESFACEBOOKFEEDBACKCOLUMNContinuingColdLakeoilspillsashameforAlbertaIntheApr.22storyAwardwinningImbecampreturnsthissummeritwasincorrectlystatedthatChiefJimmyBruneauwarnedtheTlichopeopletobestrongliketwopeopleinthelate1800s.InfactBruneauswarningsweremadeinthe1970sandwerelaterarticulatedasstrongliketwopeoplebyelderElizabethMackenzie.TheJournalapologizesforthiserror.CORRECTIONItisasaddaynotjustforColdLakeFirstNationsbutalsoforthecitizensofAlberta.Overonemillionbarrelsofoilhavebeenreleasedintotheenvi-ronmentasaresultofthedisas-trousspillatCanadianNaturalResourcesLimitedsCNRLPrimroseSouthpadsite.BothCNRLandtheAlbertaEnergyRegulatorAERadmittheydonotknowthecauseoftheon-goinguncontrollablereleaseofbitumenintothelandslakeandgroundwater.TheAERrefusestoholdaninquiryorahearingtodeterminethecauseofthecatastrophicspilloriden-tifysolutionstostopthespillandensureitdoesnothappenagain.InsteadtheAERdecidedlastweektoallowCNRLtocontinuesteamingoperationsintheTerritoryofColdLakeFirstNation.ThisshouldbeofconcerntoallAlberta.NotonlyisCNRLdestroyingthenaturalheritageofourlandsbutalsogivingtheoilindustryAlbertaandCan-adaabadreputation.TheAERiscomplicitinallowingthistohappenbyforegoingallgoodreasonincontinuingtoaccom-modateCNRL.CNRLhashadfourothermajorspillsintheirPrimroseoperationsareaduringthesametimeperiodandhasoneoftheworsttrackrecordsforspillsinAlberta.AllAlbertansshouldbecon-cernedastheprovincesabilitytotransportoilinasafeenvi-ronmentallyresponsiblewayarebeingscrutinized.PeoplearewatchingtoseeiftheAERwillliveuptoitsmandateofprovidingforsafeorderlyandenvironmentallyrespon-sibledevelopmentofAlbertasenergyresources.WhattheylearnwillinformtheirdecisionsaboutallowingAlbertasoiltobetransportedintotheirlandsyetjustwhenthespotlightisonAlbertatheAERhaslostallcredibilityonthenationalandinternationalstage.ThemessagetheyaresendingtotherestofCanadaandthein-ternationalcommunityisifaspillhappensandtheyalwayshappenwesimplydonotcare.Wewontinvestigatethecauseorndasolution.Infactwewilldoabsolutelynothingatallexceptpresson.TheAERisrequiredtocon-sultallpartiesthatmaybedi-rectlyandadverselyaffectedbyadecisiontheywillmake.OurDenesulineNationattemptedtoengagewiththeAERandittooktwomonthstoevengetacopyofCNRLsapplicationtoresumesteamingactivities.WethenproposedtotheAERthatoncewemetwithCNRLtounderstandthisverytechnicalapplicationwewoulddescribeanyconcernswehadtotheAER.WeproposeddoingAERandCNRLdonotagreeonthecauseoftheleakfromtheundergroundbitumenpool.Likelythecaprockhasbeenfracturedwhichmeansbitu-menwillcontinuetoowintoourgroundwater.ForyearsourPeopleshavebeenpromisedthatthecaprockwillneverbecompromised.Wehavebeenpresentwhentechniciansandoilcompanyexecutiveshavestoodupinmeetingsgivingthisassuranceoverandoveragain.Theywerewrong.ButwhatmakestheirmistakeworseistheAERswillingnesstoac-commodateCNRLcontinuallywhileourPeoplesandAlber-tansaredisallowedasay.TheAERhasannouncedtherewillbenopublicinquirynotevenahearingduringwhichthepub-licandaffectedpartiescanheartheevidenceandparticipate.Nocauseidentiednosolutionnohearingandinadequateinfor-mationprovidedtothepublic.ThisisanunfairprocessthatsmellsofpoliticalinterferenceandtheregulatorsbiastohelpCNRL.AllAlbertansshouldbeconcernedandaskWhatishappeningbehindthescenesthatwedontknowaboutWesharethesamedesireforafairprocessaccountabilityByDAWNKOSTELNIKOntheshoresofthemightySahtuGreatBearLakeisFortFranklin.Therearemonstershinthislake.Liquidicelapsgentlewavesontheshoretoday.Tinypebblesaremag-niedbytheicewaterthatissoclearIkeepreachingdowntoensuretherereallyiswaterbetweenmeandthecolourfulroundrocks.Thewaterissocoldonmyhandsthatithurts.Ourcanoesaredrivenuponthewashedpebblebeachandwescrambleashore.Localkidsarearrivingatthebeachandstaringatus.FortFranklinismoreisolatedthanFortNorman.FortNormanhasalargepopulationofMtisthesearepeopleofmixedEuro-peanandNativeblood.MoolashawhitekidsareseldomifeverseenhereinFranklin.WhiteGirlYamoriaALegendPart3of3Shylyeveryonecrowdsintoseewhatwewilldo.AfewwordsinSlaveytoeachotherTheyarereallywhitefunnyeyesaretheyblindWehaveblueeyes.Theireyesmustbeweaklikethatsostrangeacolour.LikewatercantheyseeanythingwithweakeyeslikewaterIsaysomethingbackinSlavey.Ohshecantalkmaybetheyarepeopletoo.Acallfromthelakeshoreacanoehascomeinwithaloadofshfromanet.Allkidsrushinthatdirectionatafullgallop.Thereisawhaleofalaketroutinthebottomofthiscanoe.Oneofthemenndsawheel-barrowtohaulthesh.Thislaketroutwastoolongforthewheelbarrow.Finallytheshispositionedhalfinsidemostlyoutside.Thetailandheadopovertheendsofthewheelbar-rowthebellyllsthemiddle.Mybabybrotherisalittleguythisshislotsbiggerthanheis.Atthisstageinhislifehedoesnotlikeshevenalittlebit.Everyonedecidesthatweneedtogureouthowmuchbiggertheshisthanmybrother.DehcomecomequickthisshitswaybiggerthanthatwhitekidEveryoneisinontheactionnowtheyareallteasingKurtis.TheyarepretendingthattheywillputKurtisintothewheelbarreltotakethemea-surement.Kurtisishavingnopartofthisthisisnotfunnytohim.Hecanrunlikethewindevenattheageoftwoandsohedid.Heheadedforthebushwantingnopartofthisdamnedsh.EveryoneiswatchinghiminamazementLooklookatthatbabyrun.Hewastwoyearsoldatthetimebutinsizeaboutasbigasalargebaby.Andhewasgonehebecamelegendthebabythatcouldoutrunthekids.TheorganforthechurchisbalancedinFranciscanoe.Wearetwo45gallondrumsoffuellighterthanwhenwestarted.RopessecuretheorganforitsridedownriverandthroughtheSt.CharlesRapids.Someonepassesusabunchofdryshforthetrip.Imakemynestinthebowoftheboatagain.Theskiesarebluetheswal-lowsaredippinganddivingcatchingpeskymosquitoes.OnehundredmilesbyrivertogethometonightbutinthislandofMidnightSunthereisnonightinthesummertime.Thekickerissingingmetosleep.WhatelsecouldyoueverwantP.S.MyfriendCharlieGaudetleftusonMondaymorningMar.142011forhisnextgreatadventure.FortNor-manwashishome.Wewerebothsupposedtogohomeandhaveteaandbannocktogether.Wewillhavetodothislater.Goodbyemyfriendseeyousoon.CharlesGaudetSept.211952toMar.142011.andtransparencysothatwecanhaveahealthyenviron-mentandeconomy.WecallontheAlbertaEnergyRegu-latortoimmediatelysuspendtheirapprovalofCNRLsFeb.42014applicationandtoholdahearingtodetermineacauseandasolutiontothisongoingcatastrophicoilspill.ColdLakeFirstNationsTheAERhaslostallcredibilityonthenationalandinterna-tionalstage.sowithintwoweeksofhav-ingameetingwithCNRLandmadeourselvesavailableforameetingimmediately.CNRLdeferredthismeetinguntilMay6.WhenwemetwiththeAERrepresentativeonApr.17toar-rangeforameetingdatewewerehandedacopyoftheirapprovalforCNRLtoresumesteamingoperations.ColdLakeFirstNationsandthepublichavearighttobeinvolvedyetasaresultoftheiractionsitap-pearsthattheAERandCNRLcolludedtoensurethiswouldnothappenanunfairprocess.WheredoesthisleaveustodayItisnosecretthatthe SahtugovernmentrebukesdisregardbyImperialFederalterritorialgovernmentsbacklocalboardsjurisdictionPoliticsRegulatoryPoliticsRegulatory6TuesdayApril292014ASSESSEDPROPERTYVALUEPROPERTYTAXRATEPROPERTYTAXBILLXByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheterritorialgovernmentcelebratedanotherinauguralmomentindevolutionlastweekwiththeapprovaloftwowaterlicenceamendments.EnvironmentandNaturalResourcesMinisterMichaelMiltenbergersignedoffonamendmentstotwoTypeAwaterlicencesonThursdaymarkingthersttimetheterritorialgovernmenthasexerciseditsnewfoundau-thoritiesoverlandswaterandresourcesinheritedfromthefederalgovern-mentonApr.1.Miltenbergerremarkedonthethoroughandtimelymannerinwhichtheamend-mentsreceivedonApr.4and10proceededthroughtheNWTregulatoryregime.ThisdemonstratesthesuccessofNortherncontroloverNorthernresourcesandourcapacityforundertakingtheseresponsibilitieshesaidinastatementlastweek.TherstamendmentwasgrantedtotheNorthAmeri-canTungstenCorp.whoseminingandmillingopera-tionsattheCanTungMinesiteneartheYukonborderintheMackenzieMountainsGNWTmakesfirstregulatoryapprovalsrequiredpermitstoestab-lishapermanentwastewa-tertreatmentfacilityanddischargetreatedwatertotheFlatRiver.ThesecondwenttoMira-marNorthernMiningLtd.foritsdefunctConMineinYellowknifewhichallowsforchangestocoverdesignsbeingconstructedduringtheongoingclosureandreclama-tionofthesite.Previouslysuchamend-mentswouldhavetohavebeenapprovedbythefederalministerofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentCanada.Newlegislationmir-roringfederallawsgivesthegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesregulatorypowers.LettersapprovingtheamendmentshavesincebeendirectedtotheMackenzieVal-leyLandandWaterBoard.PhotocourtesyofGWNTPhotoRogerOdgaardFacebookByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheSahturegionalgov-ernmenthasreceivedback-ingfromthefederalandter-ritorialgovernmentsinitsattemptstoforceImperialOiltofollowthelocallandandwaterboardsrulesforcleanupandremediation.Bothfederalandterrito-rialofcialsaddedtheirsup-porttotheSahtuSecretariatInc.sSSIrebukeofImpe-rialforattemptingtoevaderulesrequiringthecompanytoprovideasecuritydepositguaranteeingitsfinancialabilitytoeventuallycleanupthesite.ImperialwhichhasdrilledoilintheNormanWellsareaforover70yearsiscurrentlyapplyingforanal10-yearextensiontoitswaterlicensethatexpiresattheendofAugust.LatelastmonthImperialwrotetotheSahtuLandandWaterBoardSLWBex-pressingitsreticencetorec-ognizerulesestablishedbylocalauthoritiesclaimingtheNationalEnergyBoardhasjurisdictionoverImperialsNormanWellsoperationsasperanagreementsignedin1944andnottheSLWB.AcondentialagreementhasbeenenteredintobetweentheGovernmentofCanadaandImperialOilwherebyfundsarewithdrawnfromtherevenuestreamduetoHerMajestyandheldintrusttocoverHerMajestysshareoftheabandonmentliabilitystatestheletterinregardstoremediation.EarlierthismonththeSSIwroteascathingreplycallingImperialsassertionstrou-blingandinconsistentwiththespiritoftheSahtuDeneandMtiscomprehensivelandclaimagreement.TheNormanWellsop-erationsmustbemanagedandregulatedinaccordancewithcontemporarystan-dardsinatransparentandpublicprocesswroteSSIchairEthelBlondin-Andrew.TheSSIhavedeepconcernsthatImperialmaintainsthattheBoardhasnoauthoritywithrespecttokeyaspectsoftheNormanWellsoper-ationssuchasremediationandcollectionofsecurity.Sheaddedthatdisregardforlocalauthoritiesunderanestablishedlandclaim-intendedtobeinterpretedgenerouslyasdirectedbytheSupremeCourtofCanada-isoutofline.FortoolongtheNormanWellsoperationshaveoper-atedwithoutanylocalrevieworassessmentofproposedenvironmentalaffectssicoranyaccountabilitytotheSahtuandlocalresidents.Ourviewsandconcernshavebeentypicallydisregarded.ThisisunacceptableBlon-din-Andrewwrote.Bothfederalandterrito-rialministersechoedtheassertionthatSLWBrulesestablishedasaresultofthelandclaimmustbefollowed.TheSLWBwascre-atedtobreathelifeintotheintentionsbothexpressandimpliedintheSahtuAgreementandthelegisla-tion.TheSLWBisthereforeresponsibleforregulatingbothlandandwaterintheSahturegionreadsthereplyfromtheGNWT.TheGNWTrespectfullysubmitsthattheSLWBsju-risdictionisbroadenoughtoconsiderabandonmentandreclamationattheNormanWellsOperations.ThefederaldepartmentofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentre-pliedsimilarlystatingthatitsagreementwithImpe-rialdoesnottakeprece-denceoverNWTlegislationoroustthejurisdictionoftheBoardSLWBwithre-specttotheNormanWellsfacilities.Thoughtheterritorialgov-ernmentinheritedauthor-ityoverCrownlandsintheNWTonApr.1thedevolu-tionagreementleavesregula-torycontrolovertheNormanWellsProvenAreawiththeNationalEnergyBoard.ThefederalgovernmentwhichownsonethirdoftheNormanWellsprojectscollectsa5percentroyaltyfromthewells.AsperthedevolutiondealthatmoneywillthenbepaidbacktotheGNWT.EnvironmentandNaturalResourcesMinisterMichaelMilt-enbergersignsoffontherstwaterlicencespost-devolution.ImperialOilwaschastisedbythefederalterritorialandregionalgovernmentfornotobeyingtherulesofthelocalregulatoryboardearlierthismonthwithrespecttoitsnearly80year-oldNormanWellsoiloperations. Anti-frackinggroupsdisrespectingSahtulandclaimMLAlandcorp.criticizeYellowknifeinterestsinCanolplayPoliticsEnergy7TuesdayApril292014ByMEAGANWOHLBERGYellowknife-basedgroupsopposedtofrack-ingintheSahturegionneedtobuttoutandleavedeci-sionstothemanagementregimesetupthroughtheregionslandclaimsac-cordingtolocallandcor-porationsandtheregionsMLAwhorespondedtocallsforapublicreviewlastweek.AletterwritingcampaignspurredbyacoalitionofEcologyNorthAlterna-tivesNorthandtheNWTCouncilofCanadianskickedoffearlierthismonthinre-sponsetoanapplicationbyHuskyEnergytohorizon-tallydrillandhydraulicallyfractureuptofourexplor-atorywellsthiswinternearNormanWells.TheletterspilingupattheSahtuLandandWaterBoardSLWBofcein-cludingonefromWeledehMLABobBromleycallforafullenvironmentalassess-mentoftheproposalwhichifapprovedwouldmarkthesecondtimehorizontalfrackinghasoccurredintheterritory.Inthepastreferralstoen-vironmentalassessmentattheexploratoryphasehavetendedtozzleoutoilandgasdevelopmentdueto-nancialuncertainty.SahtuMLANormanYakeleyasaiditisnottheplaceofpeoplelivingout-sidetheSahtutoattempttocontroltheregionsdestinyespeciallywithoutprovid-inganeconomicalterna-tivetothepeoplelivingtherewhostrugglewithunemploymentandwanttoendtheirdependenceongovernment.Youhavepeopleoutsidetheregiontellingushowtoliveourlivesandnotre-spectingthepeopleintheSahtu-notrespectingthelandclaimshesaid.TheSahtupeoplehavetheabil-itytocreatetheirowneco-nomicfreedomWecer-tainlydontpokeournoseinotherregions.Yakeleyasaidtheco-managementregimeestab-lishedthroughtheSahtuDeneandMtiscompre-hensivelandclaimagree-mentaidedbytherecentlycompletedlanduseplanfortheregionhasjurisdictionandismorethancapableofmakingsounddecisionswhenitcomestoindustrialdevelopmentregulationandnegotiatingimpactben-efitsforthepeople.Wehavethemecha-nismsinplaceitsnotlikethewildwestchuckwagonsandcattle.Wevegottermsandconditionsthatweresetbythepeo-pleintheSahtuhesaid.ThatswhywehavethelandclaimsowecoulddobusinessinthewaythatSahtupeoplefeeltheyhavesomesenseofcontrolandownershipanddecision-makingauthorities.ThatsentimentwasechoedlastweekbytheTulitaDistrictLandCorp.TDLCrepresentingDeneandMtislandclaimsgroupsinNormanWellsandTulitawhichtoldtheSLWBitfullysupportstheexplorationofthisworldclassshaleoilresourceonSahtulands.wholiveoutsideofourter-ritorywillcontroloureco-nomicdestinyHallsaid.DiscontentwithinregionNotalloppositiontofrackingiscomingfromoutsidetheregion.Yake-leyatabledapetitionear-lierthisyearinthelegisla-turesignedby120residentscallingforaregionalvotetodeterminewhetherornotthecontroversialdrillingpracticeshouldbepermit-tedinthearea.arerelatedtopeoplewhoownbusinessesthatcouldbenetfromoilandgasdevelopment.ThatstheviewofSheilaKarkagieaTulitaresidentwhoauthoredthepetitionopposedtofrackingintheregion.Thereissomuchop-positionandonlyalittlehandfulofleadersontheTulitaLandandFinancialCorp.madethedecisionforusshetoldTheJour-nalearlierthisyear.Theyownbusinessesandstandtobenetsotheywereinaconictofinterest.Thisistoobigadecisionforthemtomakeforus.CouncilofCanadiansco-chairLoisLittlesaidmakingitaYellowknifevs.Sahtuissuemissesthepoint.Thisisnotaboutwholiveswhereoraboutpeoplemakingdecisionsforothers.Itisaboutaskingforapro-cesswhereeveryonehasavoiceresearchcanbeeval-uatedandthebestdecisioncanbemadeshesaid.Weallhaveastakeindemocraticprocessesandinprotectingwaterourlifesource.PubliccommentontheHuskyapplicationclosedonMondayApr.28.TheSahtuLandandWaterBoardnowhasuntilMay19todecideifitwillapprovetheapplicationorreferittoenvironmentalassessment.YouhavepeopleoutsidetheregiontellingushowtoliveourlivesandnotrespectingthepeopleintheSahtu-notrespectingthelandclaims.TheSahtupeoplehavetheabilitytocreatetheirowneconomicfreedomWecertainlydontpokeournoseinotherregions.SahtuMLANormanYakeleyaItisourinherentrighttodevelopresourcesinouran-cestrallandsstatedapressreleasefromLandCorp.CEORichardHalllastweek.Hallsaidlocalorganiza-tionsareworkingwithter-ritorialandfederalgovern-mentsalongwithindustrytoensuredevelopmentisbeingdoneresponsiblywithrespectfortheenvironmentandeconomicgrowthforthepeople.TheTDLCwhileitre-spectstheopinionsofthoseWhileYakeleyanotedsuchdiscontentexistshesaiditneedstobedirectedlocallythroughthelandclaimor-ganizationsincludingthereviewboards.Thisisadecisionthatwasmadebylandclaimcorpora-tionsandtheyagreedtoopenthelandfornominations...forexploringforenergyhesaid.StillthemostvocalcriticsoffrackingintheSahtusaythelandcorporationsarebiasedandataconictofinterestsincemanyofthedirectorsNaturalgasarestoatmosphereattheConocoPhillipsfrackingsitenearNormanWellslastwinter.ConcernthattheprojectdidnotgotoenvironmentalassessmenthasmanygroupscallingforapublicreviewofanewapplicationbyHuskyEnergy.PhotoRogerOdgaardFacebook 8TuesdayApril292014SpringishereWiththemeltingsnowandwarmerweatherbearsarestartingtocomeoutofhibernation.TheDepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesadvisesthepublictotreatbearswithrespectandtakeprecautionswhentravellingorcampinginbearcountry.Formoreinformationonbearsafetywww.enr.gov.nt.caSouthSlaveRegionalOfceFortSmithNTPhone867872-6400EmergencyLine867872-0400SAFETYINBEARCOUNTRYAlbertaregulatorallowscompanytoresumeoilsandsproductionnearsiteofongoingleaksByMEAGANWOHLBERGAlbertasenergyregulatorisallowingCanadianNatu-ralResourcesLtd.CNRLtoresumeoilsandsextractionatsomeofitsoperationsnearColdLakewheremillionsoflitresofbitumenhavebeenoozingtothesurfaceuncon-trollablyfornearlyayear.TheAlbertaEnergyRegu-latorAERapprovedCNRLsapplicationtomodifysteam-ingatitsPrimroseandWolfLakesitesthoughthesuspen-sionimposedin2013remainsinplaceatthePrimroseEastandPrimroseSouthlocations.InJulytheAERcom-pletelyrestrictedsteamingoperationsinthefourareasthathavebitumenreleasingtothesurface.Thosere-strictionsremaininplaceAERpresidentandCEOJimEllissaidinapressrelease.WealsodirectedCNRLtomodifysteamingoperationswithintherestofitsPrim-rosesitewhichincludedre-ducedvolumesandincreasedmonitoring.Thisapplicationisadirectresponsetothatrequest.Theapprovalincludesre-quirementsthatCNRLcon-ductnosteamingwithin1kmofthesitewherebitumencontinuestoowtothesur-faceandthatthecompanyadoptmodifiedsteamingoperationswhichincludeslowerinjectionvolumes.Priortousingsteaminjec-tionthecompanyisaskedtoreviewallexistingwellboresinthevicinityandprovideariskassessmentandmiti-gationplantoaddressanypotentialwellborefailures.CNRLisalsorequiredtoensuremonitoringprotocolsareinplacetotriggeranen-hancedresponsetopoten-tialissues.TheAERcontinuestoin-vestigatethefourbitumenleaksatPrimroseandWolfLakewherebitumenwasrstdiscoveredseepingtothesurfaceinMay2013.AseparaterequestfromCNRLtoresumedrillingatthosesiteswasdeniedbytheAERinMarch.CNRLwasissuedacleanupandremediationorderbytheAlbertagovern-mentlastSeptemberfourmonthsafterthecompanyreportedbitumensurfacinginfourseparateareasonitsPrimroseandWolfLakesites.Whileacausehasyettobedeterminedthecompanymaintainstheleaksaretheresultofwellborefailuresthoughsomeindependentscientistsandenvironmentalgroupshavesuggestedtheleaksmaybeduetodam-agetothecaprockcausedbysteaminjectedundergroundatoverlyhighpressuresforlongperiodsoftime.ThoughEllissaidCNRLsapplicationmetallthetechni-calrequirementsforapprovalGreenpeaceoilsandscam-paignerMikeHudemasaidallowingthecompanytocon-tinueitsinsituoilsandsminingwhilebitumenisstillleakingshowstheAERhasnoteeth.ItsunbelievablethattheywouldallowCNRLtostartinjectinghigh-pressuresteamwithin1.5kmofwherebitu-menisstillleakingintoalakeandhasbeenforthelast10monthshetoldTheJournal.TheAERneedstoreverseitsdecisionandrejectallnewsteamingapplicationsuntilitsinvestigationiscompletethespillsarestoppedandsolu-tionstopreventthemarefullyidentied.AllowingCNRLtore-steambeforethenjustshowsCNRLsprotmarginismoreimportanttotheAl-bertagovernmentthanthehealthofitsenvironmentoritscommunities.CNRLworkstocontainbitumenleakingintoalakeatitsPrimroseoperationsnearColdLake.TheleakswhichbeganlastMayareongoing.PhotocourtesyofCNRLIndustryOilsandsFirstNationsquestionTeckoilsandsreviewprocessByMEAGANWOHLBERGFirstNationsdownstreamfromTeckResourcespro-posedFrontieroilsandsmineareexpressingalackoffaithintheeffectivenessofthejointprovincialandfederalreviewprocessaspubliccommentonthedraftagree-mentbetweenthecompanyandtheregulatorcametoacloseonApr.17.BoththeAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNandFortMcKayFirstNationsubmittedex-pressionsofconcerntothejointreviewpanellatelastmonthcallingintoquestionthescopeofthereviewandtheweightofthepanelsfol-lowingrecommendations.WhilethescopeofthepanelsmandateissufcienttocapturesomeofthekeyimpactsoftheFrontiermineonAboriginalcommunitieswebelievetherealissueishowAlbertaandCanadaad-dressestherecommendationsandndingsofthepanelstatesaletterfromDanielStucklessenvironmentandregulatorymanagerforFortMcKay.Thejointreviewprocesscanprovidevaluableinfor-mationandrecommendationstogovernment.HoweverinourexperienceneitherAl-bertanorCanadafollowsupontherecommendationsmadebyJointReviewPanels.ThismeansitisquestionablewhetherthereisanyvaluetoFirstNationsparticipatinginJointReviewPanelassess-mentsStucklesssaid.ThoseconcernscouldberemediedStucklesssaidbyrequiringtheprovincialandfederalgovernmentstosubmitmitigationandac-commodationmeasuresfortheFrontiermineprojectaspartofthereviewprocess.RepresentativesfromACFNandtheMikisewCreeFirstNationMCFNhavelednumerousconcernsaboutthereviewprocessoverthepasttwoyearscitingdis-organizationandinadequateinformationonthepartofTeckashinderingtheirabil-itytoeffectivelyparticipateinthereview.AccordingtoACFNde-laysinresponsesfromthecompanyleftthetwoFirstNationsverylittletimetorespondwithfollowupques-tionsorcomments.SeveralsubmissionsfromACFNtothejointreviewpanelexpressfurtherfrus-trationthatTecksapplicationlackssufcientinformationonimpactstotheenviron-mentandAboriginalrightsfromtraditionallandusetogroundwaterwildlifewet-landsandairqualityamongothers.Inadditiontothegapsre-latingtothebiophysicalenvi-ronmentandsocio-economicconditionsthereremainveryconcerninggapsrelatingtoongoingadverseimpactstotraditionallanduseandcul-tureandhowtheprojectmayaddtothoseadverseimpactsstatesajointletteronMar.27fromLisaKingandMelodyLepineACFNandMCFNsdirectorsofindustryrelationsrespectively.Bothreiteratedtheirre-questsforfullandtimelyresponsesbyTecktotheirin-formationrequestspriortothestartofthehearingprocess.TheFrontierprojectwouldmineapproximately240000barrelsofbitumenperdayfromasiteapproximately110kmnorthofFortMcMurraylocatedonthewestsideoftheAthabascaRiverandwouldincludetwoopenpitsanoreplantabitumenupgradertailingsfacilitiesandmore.TheprojectwouldstretchnorthoftheFirebagRiverazonedeclaredbyACFNtobeofflimitstofurtheroilsandsdevelopment.PoliticsFirstNations IndustryOilsands9TuesdayApril292014SponsoredbyNorthwestTerritoryMtisNationYOUDIDITNowitsalloveroritsallbeginningdependingonhowyoulookatit...CongratulationsAuroraGraduatesP867872-2643F867872-5225ChinesecompaniesincreasestakeinoilsandsByMEAGANWOHLBERGOneweekafterAthabascaOilCorp.announceditscom-pletesaleoftheDoverprojecttoPetroChinanewsemergedlastWednesdaythatChinasnationaloilcompanyCNOOCwouldbeadvancingitstakeoverofNexenInc.byreplacingthecompanyschiefexecutive.AnewsreleaseissuedlastweekannouncedthatformerNexenCEOKevinReinhartwhonegotiatedthecompanyssaletoCNOOCfor15.1billionlastyearwouldbedepartingtheCalgary-basedsubsidiaryandwouldbereplacedbyFangZhianexecutivevice-presidentbasedinBeijing.ThatdecisionwasmadebyCNOOCwhodidnotrespondtorequestsforcomment.CNOOCspresidentLiFan-rongoriginallysaidNexensmanagementandstaffwouldberetainedfollowingthebuy-outinJuly2012whichsparkedcontroversywithrespecttohowmuchforeignstate-ownedinterestinCanadianresourcesshouldbeallowed.TheConservativefederalgovernmentintroducedanetbenettestundertheInvest-mentCanadaActin2012pre-ventingforeignnationalcom-paniesfrombuyingupmajorcontrolintheoilsandsunlessinexceptionalcircumstances.CNOOCspurchasewasruledasbeingofnetbenettoCanadainDecember2012bythefederalgovernmentwhichindicatedthepartner-shipdealwouldbringcapitaltothesector.ReinhartwaswithNexenfor20yearsbecomingchiefnancialofcerin2009andsteppinginasinterimCEOinJanuary2012.ThepressreleasestatedthatFangwouldbringconsider-ableoperationalandtechnicaldepthtothepositionbasedonhis30-yearcareerwithCNOOCwhichwoulden-abledhimtoleadNexentocollaborativelydeliverresultsforCNOOCLtd.AccordingtothereleaseFanghasbeendirectlyin-volvedinallaspectsofCNOOCsNexentakeoverforthepastyear.NexeniswellpositionedtocreatesignicantvalueforCNOOCFangsaidintherelease.Ourportfolioofas-setsisworld-class.Nexenhasaninterestinmorethan300000acresintheAthabascaoilsands.ItslargestinterestisintheLongLakesteam-assistedgravitydrainageSAGDprojectwhichbeganproductionin2008andholdsthepotentialtoproduce72000barrelsofbitumenperday.Analystshavelinkedthechangeinmanagementtoop-erationaldisappointmentsatLongLakewhereCNOOChasa35percentstake.Thoughtheprojectended2013withanearly6000barrel-per-dayin-creaseinproductionat41886barrelsperdayitcontinuestositwellbelowitstargetdespiteongoinginvestments.Thecompanyisalsodevel-opingastand-aloneSAGDprojectintheKinosisareasouthofLongLakeandholdsinterestsinseveralotherproj-ectsintheregionincludinga7.23percentstakeinSyn-crudesoilsandsminea12.39percentequityinterestinCanadianoilsandscompanyMEGEnergyanda25percentworkinginterestinJapanCanadaOilSandsHanging-stoneprojectwhichisplannedtostartproductionin2016.SecondfullbuyoutbyPetroChinaChineseownershipintheoilsandscontinuestoexpandwiththerecentannouncementbyAthabascaOilCorp.thatitwillbesellingitsremainingstakeintheDoveroilsandsproj-ecttoitspartnerPetroChina.The1.32-billionsalecon-ditionalonfinalregulatoryapprovalofthe250000barrel-per-dayprojectwillgivethestate-ownedChinesecompanyitssecondfullyownedoilsandsprojectintheprovince.PetroChinasecureda60percentinterestinbothAthabas-casDoverandMacKayRiverSAGDthermaloilsandsproj-ectsin2010for1.9billion.Thatsale-andtheoptiontoselltheremaining40percenttoPetroChina-cametwoyearsbe-foreCanadasdecisiontochangethenationalinvestmentact.AccordingtoAthabascapresidentandCEOSveinungSvartethesalewastriggeredbyAlbertaEnvironmentsdeci-siontogivenalapprovaltotheDoverprojectlastWednesday.Cabinetapprovalandaset-tlementwiththeFortMcKayFirstNationwhichrstop-posedtheprojectinMarchhelpedsealthedeal.AthabascasjointventureoperatingcompanyinchargeofDoverBrionEnergywillbecomepartofPetroChinawhenthesaleiscomplete.Athabascawillreceivedapproximately1.23billionafter85millioninclos-ingadjustmentsfollowingthesaletoPhoenixEnergyHoldingsLtd.PetroChinassubsidiaryinCanada.ChinasnationaloilcompanyCNOOCLtd.beginstradingontheTorontoStockExchangeinSeptember2013followingitstakeoverofNexenEnergy.PhotoNexenEnergySupersoccerkicksitupinYkThreeAklavikgirlsbeamafterscoringagainsttheirFortMacPhersonopponentsduringtheSuperSoccertournamentinYellowknifeovertheweekend.Theteamwonthe1000DiavikDiamondawardfortheOutstandingteamintheunder-12girlscompetition.Createdin1993SuperSoccerhasemergedasoneoftheNWTspremierannualsportstournaments.ItisstagedovertwoweekendsinlateAprilforschoolandadultsoccerleagues.Approximately1300youth100teamsfrom25schoolsacrosstheNorthoodintothecityforthejuniorevent.PhotoBillBraden 10TuesdayApril292014EducationisthekeytounlockingyourpotentialCongratulationstoalloftheAuroraCollegeGraduatesVisitourwebsitewww.nwal.caTel867872-2216Fax867872-2214ForCharterReservationsCalltoll-free1-877-872-2216emailchartersnwal.caSmithsLandingFirstNationP.O.Box1470FortSmithNTX0E0P0Ph867872-4950Fax867872-5154Wishingyoumanymoresuccessesinthefuture.CongratulationsThebachaGraduatesPhotoNathalieHeibergHarrisonInuvikrevsupfortourismseasonwithnewstaffByNATHALIEHEIBERG-HARRISONInuvikisrampingupforahugetouristseasonthissum-merandlayingtheground-workformoresustainedtour-ismintheregion.ForthersttimeevertheeconomicdevelopmentandtourismdepartmentattheTownofInuvikhasthreefull-timestaffincludingmanagerJackieChallisassistantHeatherMosesandKaylie-AnneHum-meltherecently-hiredtourismandmarketingcoordinatorfromMayoYukon.Inadditionagroupoftourismstakeholderscon-tinuestomeeteverymonthtoshareplansideasandco-ordinateactivities.ThegroupincludesrepresentativesfromParksCanadatheGNWTtheTownofInuvikUpNorthTourstheInuvialuitRegionalCorp.theInuvikCommunityGreenhousetheInuvialuitCommunityandEconomicDevelopmentOrganizationandlocalMLAsofces.AcoupleyearsagowemadeaconcertedefforttopullthegrouptogetherChallissaid.Everyoneinthisroomisdoingsomanythings.IcomeawayfromthesemeetingsandImlikeThisiswhywedowhatwedo.AtthemeetingChallishighlightedoneoftheTownofInuviksmainfocusesso-cialmediaandthesuccesstheyvebeenhavingpromot-ingtheregion.TheirFacebookpageInu-vikNWTCanadanowhasmorethan2200likesandarecentpostofthereindeerherdcrossingreachedmorethan7000people.ThedayafterthepostwentupChallisevenreceivedacallfromNovaScotiafromamansayinghewaschanginghisfamilysvacationplans.TheysaidWeweregoingtogosomewhereelsebutnowwewanttogothereChal-lisrecounted.Theideatoengageso-cialmediahead-oncamefromthetourismstake-holdergroupwhichheldaworkshopaboutayearagowithThinkSocialMedia.TheworkshopincludedanauditofInuvikasadesti-nationandwhatitlookedlikeonline.AtthattimetherewasntmuchChallissaid.Therewasntacentralvoice.TheTownofInuvikcom-pletedamarketingplanwithThinkandhadasoftlaunchofitspageinNovember2013.ThemainlaunchwasatSun-riseFestivalinJanuaryandHummelhastakenoverthefeedsincebeinghiredonearlierthisyear.InadditiontobolsteringInuvikssocialmediapres-enceChallishopestoengagelocalsinaTourismAmbassa-dorTrainingProgramsimilartoonesruninBC.Itwouldincludecerticationforfront-linehospitalitytrainingthatincludeshowtoprovidegoodserviceandanswerquestionsbutalsoincorporateasenseofplacehistoryandpride.Thissummerweregoingtohavesomanypeoplefromalloverandweneedvolun-teersshesaid.TheInuvikPetroleumShowusuallyneeds50to70volunteersandtheupcomingInuitCircumpolarCouncilGeneralAssemblywillneedhundreds.ItisagoalofourstohaveagroupthatsrepresentativeoftheAboriginalgroupsandthenon-AboriginalpeopleinInuvikthatareambassadorsthatarereallyhere.ThisiswhereIlive.Thisiswhatmylifeislikesheexplained.Itsnotjustforvisitors.Whentheresthingshappen-ingandavibrantcommunitytoliveinpeopleareexcitedtovisitandexcitedtobeapartofwhateverthatlocalenergyis.Themaingoalfortourismremainsincreasedvisitation.Thatsagoalforanydesti-nationChallissaid.Increasedvisitationnotjustinnumbersbutalsoinqualityexperiencessothatpeoplewhocomeherearewalkingawaywithareallymemorableexperience.ChallissaidthechallengetobuildingsustainedtourismintheregionisthesameformanyotherNortherncom-munitiesprice.ItsnotasurpriseitsnotanythingweretryingtohideitsjustarealityofbeingintheNorthshesaid.ItisachallengewheninEdmontonyoucanydirecttoIcelandandhaveanArcticexperienceforlessthanwhatittakesforustogettoYellowknife.UpcomingtouristdrawsThecommunitykioskatJimKoeParkwherevisitorscanpopinaskquestionsandpurchaseTownofInuvikmer-chandisewilllikelybeopenfrom1100a.m.to200p.m.threedaysperweek.AnewbannerreadingWel-cometoInuvikwillspanMackenzieRoadwhileverticalbannersarebeingplacednearJimKoeParkandtheMidnightSunRecreationComplex.EventsthissummerincludetheGreatNorthernArtsFesti-valfromJuly11to20theInuitCircumpolarCouncilGeneralAssemblyfromJuly21to24theCircumpolarNorthernGamesfromJuly21to27andOceansDayonJuly20.TheArcticMarketwhichkickedofflastyearwillopeneverySaturdaystartingJune21throughtotherstweek-endofSeptember.FromlefttownstaffKaylie-AnneHummelandJackieChallismeetwithregionaltourismofcerAnneKokkoatthetourismstakeholdersmeetinginInuviklastThursday.IndustryTourism PoliticsMunicipal11TuesdayApril292014RMofWoodBuffaloprotestseducationtaxhikeResidentsfacing87percenttaxincreasefrom2012ByMARIACHURCHTheRegionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffaloRMWBisaskingtheAlbertagovern-menttoreconsiderchangestoeducationtaxesthatwillseeanincreaseofalmost18percentfromlastyearshoul-deredonWoodBuffaloresi-dentsandbusinesses.Onbehalfofthemunici-palcouncilMayorMelissaBlakesentaletterofprotesttoAlbertasMinisterofEdu-cationJeffJohnsondetail-ingthecouncilsobjectiontothehikeintaxeswhichwillhittheresidentialcategoryhardestwithaveragesinglefamilyhomeownerspayingnearly750moreinpropertyeducationtaxfromratesin2012-anaverageincreaseof87percent.ThejumpintaxrequisitionforWoodBuffaloistheresultoftheprovincesdecisiontoremovethecaponmarket-basedassessmentwhichwasdesignedtobuffercommu-nitieswherepropertyvaluesarerapidlyincreasing.Thatdecisionwasmadein2013withaplantophaseitinovertwoyears.Itwasdroppedonuslastyearwithoutanyforewarn-ingtobequitehonestwithyou.Lastyearwesawaverysignicantincreaseinrequisi-tionfromtheprovince.TheyannounceditintheirbudgetlastyearandbasicallysentoutthebillthenextdayBrianMooredirectoroftaxassessmentforRMWBsaidinaninterviewlastweek.Mooresaidresidentsintheboomingoilsandsmunicipalitywillnowpaythehighested-ucationtaxesintheprovincewithnoincreaseineducationspendingintheregion.AccordingtoBlaketheWoodBuffaloregionhasbeenstrugglingwithalackofeducationandinfrastruc-turedollarsforyearsunabletokeepupwithaburgeon-ingpopulationquicklyrisingfromtheoodofemploymentopportunitieswithoilsandsandservicingcompanies.Whenwecorrelatewhatthisregioncontributesintermsoftheirnewratesontheeducationperproportionthatwesendtotheprovincewedonotseethatreturninginthesameproportionbacktotheregioneventhoughoureducationsystemscer-tainlystrugglewiththeirbudgetsespeciallybeinginthelocationthatweareandhavingincreasingstu-dentpopulation.Itsabitofdoublewhammyshesaid.AccordingtoMooretheprovinceisnowcollect-ingmorerevenuethaneverfromRMWBandputtingittowardseducationspendinginmajorcitieslikeCalgaryandEdmonton.Takingthisrevenueoutofthisregionandactuallyinvestingitinmunicipali-tiessouthofheredoesnotmakesenseparticularlywhentheentireprovincialeconomydependsuponthesuccessofthismunicipal-ityhesaid.FortMcMurrayisalreadyanexpensiveplacetolivesowhenyoustartaddinginadditionalhousingcostslikethiswithoutanyforewarningtothetaxpayersitmakestheownershipofhousingmuchmoredifcultMooresaid.GregWeadickactingmin-isterofMunicipalAffairs-thedepartmentinchargeofprovincialtaxcollec-tion-toldTheJournalthecapremovalhasbroughtallAlbertapropertiestoafairmarketvaluesothatno-bodywassubsidizingsome-oneelse.WoodBuffaloisoneoffourmunicipalitiesinAl-bertahithardestbythecapremovalbecauseofhigherthanaveragehomevaluesalongwithChestermereBanffandWaterton.WeadicksaidWoodBuf-falohasthehighesteduca-tioncostsintheprovincearound30percenthigherthaninEdmontonandCal-garyandwillnowbepay-inganequalmarketshareintotheprovincialeduca-tionbudget.WoodBuffalolashesoutTheRMWBprotestlet-tersentonApr.11wastheresultofamunicipalcouncilmeetingresolutiontoprotestthetaxhikeinearlyAprilwhichpassedunanimously.Theletteraccusesthepro-vincialgovernmentofavoid-ingseriousdiscussionswithlocalschoolboardsabouttheneedfornewschoolstomeetagrowingdemandonthecurrenteducationalservices.TheletterrequeststheAl-bertagovernmentextendthetwo-yearphase-inofthetaxcapremoval.ItalsorequestsameetingwithJohnsonaswellastheregionalMLAsDonScottandMikeAllentohearthemunicipalitysconcerns.Blakesaidthecouncilre-ceivedanalmostimmediateresponsefromtheeducationministeragreeingtoameet-ingbutshesnotgettingherhopesup.Thewillingnesstomeetdoesntnecessarilymeanthingsaregoingtochangeinthesituationitsjustthatifweareabletoadvocateforourregionthenwearecertainlypleasedtobeabletodothat.Weadicksaidhisdepart-mentalongwiththedepart-mentofEducationisfullyintendingtomeetwiththeRMWBcounciltodiscusstheirconcerns.Wedontwanttoseethemadverselyaffected.Wewanttomakessurethetaxationisfairsothatanyonewithahighhomevaluedoesalsopayafairsharecomparedtoanyoneelsehesaid.PhotocourtesyofRMWBRegionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffaloMayorMelissaBlakesaystheeducationtaxhikemustbematchedbyamuch-neededincreaseineducationfundingfromtheprovince. ResidentialcompostcartstorolloutthisfallinYkEnvironmentWasteManagement12TuesdayApril292014WewishyouallthebestinyourfutureendeavoursStudentsalwaysSave10onGroceriesHardwareandDrygoodsExcludestobaccoproducts.AvalidstudentIDmustbepresented.KaesersStoresLtd.76-80BreynatSt.FortSmithNT867-872-2345KaeserssupportsAURORACOLLEGEthroughouttheyear.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGGardenersandgreen-liv-ingadvocatesreceivedgoodnewslastweekfromtheCityofYellowknifewiththean-nouncementthatanewwastedisposalcartsystemseparat-ingorganicwastefromlandllgarbagewilllaunchthisfall.ThenewblackandgreencartsystemwasannouncedatthecitysSolidWasteForumheldlastWednesdayduringEarthWeek.Accordingtothecityblackcartsforgarbagewillberoll-ingouttoallsinglefamilyhomesacrossYellowknifethisfallfollowedbygreencartsstartingwiththeKa-vanaughrouteandspread-ingacrossthecityeachyear.MayorMarkHeycksaidthecartswillmodernizethecityswastecollectionmak-ingthesystemmoreefcientaswellasmoresustainable.ThecompostingprogramwillhelpusreducewhatsgoingintoourlandfillHeycksaid.Theprogramwillincreasetherateofwastediversionreducetheoverallcostofsolidwastemanage-mentandmaketheSolidWasteFacilityasaferplaceforworkersandresidents.Thecartprogramisanindicationofthesuccessofthecityspilotcompostingprogramcarriedoutwiththeassistanceoflocalen-vironmentalgroupEcologyNorthoverthepastseveralyears.Thatprogramsawroughlytwotonnesoforganicwasteperweekfromagroupof20commercialproducersdi-vertedfromthelandllandturnedintoblackgoldforthecitysgardeners.WeprovedthatcompostingworksintheNorthwhereitsalsobeingdoneinplaceslikeWhitehorseandIqaluitandsonowitsbeingputintothecapi-talbudgettodevelopacentral-izedcompostingfacilityatthelandllsaidCraigScottproj-ectsofcerforEcologyNorth.Thecitywillconstructthefacilitythissummerandtherolloutperiodisdesignedtobegradualsothecitycande-terminehowmuchcomposttoexpectandensurefacili-tiescanexpandasneeded.Anauditdonepreviouslyshowedthat26percentofwasteinYellowknifeisorganicin-cludingfoodandyardwaste.Thewastewillbepickedupeverytwoweekswithcompostandregulargarbagepickupsalternatingeachweek.Scottsaidthecartswillbepestproofhelpingtode-creasethelitterproblemcre-atedbyravensonthestreetsandwilllikelydecreasethebirdproblemallaroundatthelandllaftermostoftheor-ganicwasteisseparatedout.Someofthepaperrecy-clingwillbecombinedintothecompost-makingprocessmeaninglesspapertobeshippedsouthwhichwillfur-therreducecostsforthecity.Itwillalsobesaferforthegarbagepickupcrewsasthecartswillbepickedupanddumpedusingtrucklifts.TheresawholehostofsavingsthereandbenetsScottsaid.Andintheendwecomeoutwithabeauti-fulblacksoilwhichisre-allyindemandfromgarden-ersintheNorthespeciallyinYellowknifebecausewedonthavesoil.Weselloutimmediatelyeverytimewehaveacompostsale.ModelfortheNWTScottsaidtheYellowknifeprojectwasdevelopedwiththegoalofassistingothercommunitiesinterestedincreatingtheirownresiden-tialcompostingprograminthesamewaythatYel-lowknifebenetedfromtheknowledgeofWhitehorseandIqaluit.Themandateistobasi-callyleadbyexampleandprovidehelptothesmallercommunitieshesaid.Imhopefulsomeothercommu-nitieswillfollowsuitandre-alizethatitsnotreallythathardtodo.ThoughtheprojectisjustgettingitsbearingsinYel-lowknifeothercommuni-tiesaroundtheNWTarealsolookingintocompost-ingalternativesincludingHayRiverwhichisconsid-eringtheoptionofcentral-izedcomposting.WhileFortSmithhasnoplansasofyetforaresidentialcompostingsystemwhichMayorBradBrakesaidismoreneededinareaswithhigherpopulationsandlessusablegrowingspacehesaidthetownhaspurchasedsomeexcellentbackyardcom-posterunitsthroughgrantsthatareavailabletocitizensforpurchase.Inthiswayweareencour-agingcompostinginthecom-munityBrakesaid.PhotocourtesyofEcologyNorthPhotoBillBradenEcologyNorthstaffMykaJonesleftandSusieTurnerprocesscompostatthelandllcol-lectedthroughthecityscommercialcompostingpilotproject.GreeningupforSpringThisisgreattherapysaysReynaldoLau-aofhisjobattheArcticFarmersnurseryinYellowknife.Itseasytoseewhyashewaterssomeofthethou-sandsofbeddingplantsandbasketsinthewarmhumidearthycomfortofthegreenhouseintheKamLakeIndustrialPark.AfterYellowknifescoldestlongestanddreariestwinterin33yearscrabbylocalgreenthumbsareanxioustogetsprouting. FortSmithmarksEarthDaywithacalltoactionEnvironmentEarthDay13TuesdayApril292014ByMARIACHURCHForthemorethan30par-ticipantsofEarthfestinFortSmiththecelebrationofEarthDayheldlastweekendwasbothanodetoMotherNatureandacallforaction.HuddlingaroundareinacrowdedteepeeFortSmithresidentsengagedinadis-cussionledbyDeneelderFrancoisPauletteabouttheimportanceofstandingupfortheEarthinthefaceofgrowingcorporategreedandenvironmentalapathy.Ourpeoplesaythattheonlywaythingsaregoingtochangeisbecausetheyareforcedtochange.Peopleareforcedtochangethewaytheylookattheworld.TheyhavetobeconnectedtotheEarthandtheyhavetoreconcilewiththeEarthPaulettetoldthegroupbetweenstoriesoftherivercommunityhistoryandlocalwildlife.Residentstookturnschim-inginonever-increasingen-vironmentalconcernsandtheireffectontheNorthmentioningeventslikethespillfromObedMinelastOctoberthatdumpedmillionsoflitresofcoaltailingsintotheAthabascaRiver.PeoplemuststopthehabitthatweallasWesternpeo-plehaveofthinkingImjustleavingwhatevermessIvemadeintheplaceandgoingsomewhereelse.Wemuststartthinkingabouttheplacesweliveandtheirhis-toryMarinaDevinesaid.Ithastoberesponsibil-ityonagrandscale.IcanstandontheriverbankandfeelpersonallyresponsiblebutIamjustonepersonandtheresvaluetothatbuttheresonlysomuchvalue.ThehigheruppeoplewillhavetobeforcedHilaryLeRoy-Gauthiershared.SarahRosolenoneoftheeventsorganizerssaidthegoalwastobringresidentstogethertogetapulseonenvironmen-talstrideshappeningonbothalargeandsmallscalewithtowneventsandorganizations.Itstondoutwhatshap-peningtondoutwhatsbeingdoneandwhatwecandoshesaid.Someofusdogetalittledisenchantedwiththestateoftheenvironmentanditsgoodtogettogetherwithpeoplethatarecommittedandfeelpositive.WhiletheoriginalthemefortheeventwasIsthistheendoftheworldasweknowitco-organizerDianeSealssaidtheyoptedtoscrapthethemeinfavourofalessdoomsdaymorecelebratorythemebutthatdidnttakeawayfromtheseriousnessofthemessage.Peoplewanttodosome-thingandtheywanttobeabletotakeaction.WecantalkaboutitandfeellikeYeahIappreciatetheEarthbutitcanbesuchabigtask.Iliketheideaofactionandwhatac-tionscanbetakenSealssaid.Fromactionsassmallaschoosingtohaveagardeneachyeartobecomelessre-liantonmanufacturedgoodsandshippingtolargescalelobbyingagainstcompanieswithpoorenvironmentaltrackrecordseveryonecanplayapartshesaid.Earthfestseveningcel-ebrationsincludedaslide-showofwildlifeandnaturephotographsbylocalpro-fessionalphotographerDanHillertandthescreeningofthenewdocumentaryColdAmazonthathighlightstheimportanceofpreservingtheMackenzieRiverBasin.EarthDaymarkedinter-nationallyonApr.22since1990isthelargestenviron-mentaleventintheworld.PhotosMariaChurchDeneelderFrancoisPaulettespeakstoagroupofFortSmithresidentsgatheredtocelebrateEarthfestattheNorthernLifeMuseumandCulturalCentrelastweekend.Youthsitquietlyasresidentstaketurnsexpressingtheirthoughtsabouttheimportanceofprotectingthenaturalworldforfuturegenerations.Morethan30peoplegatherintoacrowdedteepeeetosharestoriesanddiscussthestateoftheenvironmenttomarktheinternationalcelebrationofEarthDayinFortSmith. EducationAuroraCollegeGrad14TuesdayApril292014ByMARIACHURCHFor29AuroraCollegegrad-uatesfromThebachacampusinFortSmithtearsmixedwithlaughterastheytooktothestageinfrontofguestspeak-erscollegestaffandacrowdoflovedonesatthecollegesannualspringconvocationlastweek.SportingbluerobesthisyearsgraduatesfromtheschoolsofBusinessandLead-ershipArtsandSciencesandEducationreceivedtheirde-greesanddiplomasFridayattheFortSmithrecreationcen-trewherehundredsgatheredtocongratulatethem.ThisistrulyamilestoneinyourlifeguestspeakerGeorgeTuccarocommissioneroftheNorthwestTerritoriessaidinaddressingthegraduat-ingclass.Youhavemydeeprespectandhonourforwhatyouveaccomplishedtoday.AuroraCollegesalutes2BachelorofEducationgrad-uateAledaLaffertyamotherofthreefromFortResolutionwaschosenasthe2014valedic-torianandreceivedtheBoardofGovernorsawardforstu-dentleadership.Graduationisanemotionalexhilaratingandexcitingtimeforallofthemshesaidinhervaledictorianaddress.Weareallpartingwayswhichdoesnotmeananendtothelastingfriendshipswehavemadebutratheranendtothepassingofeachotherinthehallsvisitinginthelobbyorintheparkinglotorseeingeachotherinthecomputerlabwhenweareallstressingoveranassignmentwhichisprob-ablyduethenextdayshesaidincitingarippleoflaughterfromthecrowd.Itmaybetheendofourlivesasstudentsbutitisthestartofourjourneywhichwewillembarkupon.WehavecompletedonechapterandarebeginninganotherLaffertysaid.Iwishyouallthebest.AuroraCollegepresidentJaneArychukgaveanodtothefamilyandfriendsofthegraduatesandacknowledgedtheimportanceofrelationships.Yourfamilyandfriendshavebeentherewhenyouneededemotionalphysicalaca-demicandImsureevennan-cialsupportduringyouredu-cationalcareerArychuksaid.ItmaybetheendoourjourneywhichonechapterandareFromleftgraduateDanaFergussonsharesalaughwithEducationMinisterJacksonLafofGovernorschairSydneyOSullivanandAuroraCollegepresidentJaneArychuk.MargoHarneyhugsgraduateCassandraNorrisduringAuroraCollegesThebachacampusconvocationceremonyheldattheFortSmithrecreationcentrelastweek.Pierre-LucBerubegivesthethumbsupafterreceivinghisEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesTechnologydiploma.KristaMantlaishandedacongratulatorybouquetaftercollectingherBachelorofEducationdegree.TheAuroraCollegeThebac 15TuesdayApril292014graduatesinFortSmithFormanygraduatestheireducationatAurorahasmeantleavingthesupportoffriendsandfamilyintheirhometownsbuttheyhavecometoforgenewre-lationshipswithclassmatesandotherstudentsatthecol-legeshesaid.Someofthosehavebe-comecloserelationshipsandprovidedsupportyouneededrightwhenyouneededittobesuccessfulArychuksaid.MinisterofEducationJack-sonLaffertyalongwithThe-bachaMLAMichaelMilt-enbergerwereonhandtocongratulatethegraduatesandcalledtheirsuccessanimportantpartoftheterri-torysfuture.Duringthistimeofgrowthacrossourterritoryitisim-portanttodevelopeducatedandexperiencedNorthernersinplacetomeetourgrowingdemandsLaffertysaid.Nomatteryoureldyourhardworkanddedicationprovesyouhavewhatittakestocontrib-utetotheprosperousstrongfuturefortheNorth.Youfolksarethebestre-sourcewehaveintheNorth-westTerritoriesandthatsqualiededucatedlearnersMiltenbergersaid.OtherBoardofGovernorawardswenttoSusieWe-gernoskiforinnovationandcollegeimprovementChe-rieStewartforinstructionalexcellenceandLauraAubreyforservicequality.LaffertyreceivedtheTownofFortSmithstudentawardaswellastheStudentAsso-ciationstudentoftheyearawardalongwithPierre-LucBerube.ConvocationsforAuroraCollegesYellowknifeNorthSlavecampuswillbeheldMay3andatInuviksAu-roracampusMay9.ourlivesasstudentsbutitisthestartofewillembarkupon.Wehavecompletedbeginninganother.AledaLaffertyertyAuroraCollegeBoardValedictorianAledaLaffertygivesheraddresstotheclassof2014.ValleryVermiliongraduateoftheschoolofBusinessandLeadershipgetsabighugafteracceptinghercerticateforBusinessAdministration.PhotosPaulBannisterandMariaChurchacampusgraduatingclassof2014celebratesreceivingcerticatesdiplomasanddegreesbythrowingtheirgraduationhats.GraduateVictoriaDrybonesawaitsherturntowalkthestageandcollectherBachelorofEducationdegree. 16TuesdayApril292014TheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilwouldliketocongratulatealltheAuroraCollegegraduatesontheirachievementandwishthemthebestastheypursuetheircareers.TheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilwouldliketocongratulatealltheAuroraCollegegraduatesontheirachievementandwishthemthebestastheypursuetheircareers.CongratulationsAuroraGradsCongratulationsAuroraGradsSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilLiketheSSDEConFacebookwww.facebook.comSouthSlaveDECLiketheSSDEConFacebookwww.facebook.comSouthSlaveDECCreatingFuturesGOODWORKAURORAGRADUATESTheFortSmithMtisCouncilwishesyoumanymoresuccessesinthefuture.ContacttheFortSmithMtisCouncilat25CamsellSt.P.O.Box1107FortSmithNTX0E0P0Ph867872-2643Fax867872-5225Emailfortsmithmetiscouncilnorthwestel.netHealthWellnessCancerByMARIACHURCHThe10thannualSouthSlaveRelayforLifeinsup-portofcancerresearchisonthecuspofcancellationthisyearduetoalackofvolun-teerssteppinguptoruntheannualfundraisingevent.Therelaywhichalternateseachyearbetweenthecom-munitiesofHayRiverandFortSmithwasscheduledforJuneinHayRiverbutdespiterepeatedattemptsbyformerorganizerstomusteravolun-teerbasetheeventdoesnothaveenoughpeopleonboard.LornaDeveaurevenuedevelopmentcoordinatorfortheCanadianCancerSocietyintheNWTsaidthenewsisablowtothesocietyandtheeventsformerorganizers.Wevedoneeverysinglethingandmorethatwecanthinkofandtheresnothingmorethatwecandoshesaid.Idontknowwhereelsetogo.PastrelaysinHayRiverhavebeenputonbytheLionsClubbutDeveausaidtheveformerorganizersaregettingoninageandndingitdif-culttotakeonthevolunteerworkload.Whentheysentacallouttothecommunityforhelpnobodycame.HayRiverRelayforLifeonbrinkofcancellationSouthSlavecancerfundraisershortonmanpowerTheyreachedouttothecommunityinNovemberpublicizeditandsaidLookwearegoingtostartRelayforLifeandweneedsomehelpthisyear...butnotonepersonshoweduptothatmeetingshesaid.NotyetdiscouragedDe-veauandtheLionsClubor-ganizersagainreachedouttothecommunitythroughsocialmediaandyersdis-tributedforfreeintheSuperAFoodsnewsletter.Onlyonepersonresponded.Theresdoorsjustslam-minginourfaceunfortu-natelyDeveausaid.ThiswouldhavebeenthetenthyeartheSouthSlavehasheldarelaythateachyearbringsinasignicantchunkofchangeforthesociety.TwoyearsagotheHayRiverrelayfundraised90000fortheCanadianCan-cerSocietywhilelastyearsFortSmitheventbroughtinawhopping112000.TheNorthwestTerrito-ries-Yellowknifeeventsin-cludedaswellasFortSmithandHayRiver-bringinthehighestper-capitarevenueinthecountryDeveausaid.Theseareverysmallcom-munitiesverytight-knitcommunitiesthatdothem-selvesproud.Thatswhyitjustbreaksourheartsthatwecantgetthisgoingthisyear.Idontknowwhereelsetogo.Everybodythathasbeeninvolvedhasbeenphenomenal.Icannotsayenoughabouttheseindivid-ualsbutwearenowbatting1000here.ItstoolateforJuneshesaid.TheHayRiverrelaycouldtechnicallystillhappeninSeptemberbutitwouldasmallmiracleatthispointDeveausaid.Allthemate-rialfortherelayisavailablethroughtheCanadianCancerSocietybutittakesaround10or11dedicatedindividu-alstomakeithappen.WhiletwoyearsagotherewerethreeJuneRelayforLifeeventsintheNWTheldinHayRiverInuvikandYel-lowknifethisyeartheyaredowntojusttheoneinYel-lowknifewithbothHayRiverandInuvikbackingout.ForthedevastatedformerorganizersinHayRiverDe-veausaidtheyhavealreadycommittedtodrivingtotheYellowknifeRelayforLifescheduledforFridayJune13attheYellowknifeFieldhouse.OnamorepositivenotefortheCanadianCancerSocietyintheNWTDeveausaidFortMcPhersonrecentlycontactedherwith11committeemem-bersonboardtorunaRelayforLifeinSeptember.PhotoShariOlsenTeamsmarchtofundraiseforcancerresearchduringHayRiversbiennialRelayforLifeinJuneof2012.ThisyearsJuneeventhasbeencanceledduetoalackofvolunteersbutcouldstillhappeninSeptember. IndustryShipping17TuesdayApril292014OnbehalfofallstaffandvolunteersatFSHSSAcongratulationstothegraduatingclassofAuroraCollegeThebachaCampus.CongratulationsWewishyoucontinuedsuccessinyourcareers.ThebachaBusinessDevelopmentServices68PortageAve.FortSmith.867-872-2795.www.thebacha.caCelebratingAuroraCollegeGraduationTolearnaboutsmallbusinessloansentrepreneurialsupportandtrainingandthebusinessservicecentrecontactTBDS.BestWishestotheAuroraCollegeGraduatingClassof2014ByMARIACHURCHAprojecttoreconnectHayRiveryouthwiththeirhis-toricaltiestotheshippingindustryhashadenormoussuccesssinceitlaunchedear-lierthisyearsayitscreators.Runasapartnershipoflocalbusinessesandorgani-zationstheNTBoatsProj-ectaimstoteachthehistoryofshippingalongtheMack-enzieRiverwhilealsointro-ducingyouthtoavarietyofshipbuildingtrades.AliceCoatesprojectco-ordinatorsaidtheprogramwhichlaunchedinFebruaryhasbeenwellreceivedbyaroundeightyouthwhohavebeenattendingtheworkshopsonaregularbasis.Thereactionhasbeenre-allygoodbecausesomeofthekidsdonthaveaccesstoshopatschool.Heretheygettodothingsandlearnthingsthattheywouldnotevenhaveheardabout.WeredoingthingsonthesidelikeknottyingandgettingsomehistoryfromourinstructorsaswellCoatessaid.RunningeveryMondayandWednesdayattheNorth-ernTransportationCompanyLtd.sworkshopeachlessonBoatbuildingprojectsetssailinHayRiverProjectteachesyouthshippinghistoryandtradeskillsisledbyveteranboatbuildersandtradesmeninthecom-munitylikeAlbertBourqueandTomMakepeace.Thegrouphasbeentak-ingonsmallprojectseachweekwithaneventualgoaloffullyrefurbishingtwo12-foottugboats.Nowalmostthreemonthsinthegroupisclosetonishingthatgoal.Weremakingsomethingthatoatsandtravelsandcarriesgoodswhichisre-allywhatHayRiverisaboutintherstplace.Thisgoesbacktothefoundationofthecommunity.Itsthetranspor-tationhuboftheNorthforagoodreasonCoatessaid.Shesaidtradesareanimportantskillforyouthtobeintroducedtoandwhilesomehighschoolsofferashopclasstheyarenotoftentaughtindustryspecicskillslikeshipbuildingwhichin-cludescarpentryandwelding.Fundingfortheprogramhascomeentirelyfromcom-munitysupport.Donationsoffundssuppliesandshopspacefromorganizationsandbusinesseshasallowedtheorganizersandinstructorstooffertheworkshopsforfree.Itsgreatthattheysup-portitandtheyseepoten-tialintheretogetkidsinter-estedinthetradesjobsthatareavailabletotheminHayRivershesaid.CoatessaidtheplanfortheprogramistoexpandintoasummercampheldinHayRiverintherstweekofJulythatcouldaccommodateupto40youth.Thecampwillagainhavetheyouthrefurbishingtrans-portationboatsbutalsofocusongettingtheboatsonthewaterandlearningoperationalskillssuchasnavigation.Whiletheprogramthusfarislimitedtoxingupalready-builtboatsCoatessaidinthefuturetheyhaveambitionstobuildaYorkboatfromscratch-avesselusedduringthefurtradebytheHudsonsBayCompanythatwasalargermorespa-cioussuccessortothevoya-geurcanoe.Thatsthelong-termgoaltogetyouthmovingupnotinanoverwhelmingwaybutsotheygetmoreskillssothatthekidswhovebeenthereeachyeararereallyex-pandingtheirskillsetastheygoshesaid.FormoreinformationabouttheNTBoatsProjectvisithttpntboatsproject.comWeremakingsomethingthatoatsandtravelsandcarriesgoodswhichisreallywhatHayRiverisaboutintherstplace.Thisgoesbacktothefoundationofthecommunity.AliceCoatesNTBoatsProjectSocietyPhotocourtesyofNTBoatsProjectFromleftKimRapatiandinstructorAlbertBourquediscussthenerpointsofshipbuildingduringanNTBoatsProjectworkshopinearlyApril. 18TuesdayApril292014DeltafamiliesswarmAklavikforannualMadTrapperRendezvousByNATHALIEHEIBERG-HARRISONTheannualMadTrapperRendezvousbroughtresi-dentsfromacrosstheMack-enzieDeltatoAklavikonEasterweekend.EventskickedoffThurs-dayApr.17withafeastguestspeakersandthecrowningofthekingandqueen.OnFridaytheEddyMcLeod10-mileopendogracewasheldaswellascross-countrysnowmo-bileracesatthePeelRiverandatalentshowatMooseKerrSchool.OnSaturdaytherewerevariousgamesincludingtheve-leggedraceplankwalkeggthrowandobsta-clerace.A10000bingowasheldintheeveningfol-lowedbyanoldtimedanceattheSittichinliRecreationalComplex.Sundayfeaturedmoregamesontheriversitefollowedbymoresnowmo-bileracesonthetrack.OnMondaysnowshoeracesaswellasthefinaltrackraceswereheld.ClosingceremoniesfollowedattheSittichinliRecreationalComplex.The2014rendezvouswasdedicatedtoDeanMcLeodandfamilywhowereunabletoattend.ArtsCultureSpringCarnivalsSnowmobileracerstakeatightcornerontheMadTrapperRendezvoustrackduringthemens600andunderrace.RitaAreyandHenryJeromecompeteinthejivingcontestattheSittichinliRecreationalComplexSaturdaynight.XanderJoeenjoysthejiggingcontestsheldonSaturdaynightduringtheRendezvous.HundredscrowdthePeelRiverMondayafternoontowatchsnowmobileracerscompeteinthemensandladies600andundertrackraceandthegrandnalemensopenclass75-miletrackrace.MorethanadozenskidooracerswerescheduledtocompeteintheMadTrapperRendezvousheldEasterweekendinAklavik.PhotosNathalieHeiberg-Harrison 19TuesdayApril292014TsiigehtchicjamboreewrapsupspringcarnivalsByNATHALIEHEIBERG-HARRISONLastweekendsMacken-zieJamboreeinTsiigehtchicmarkedtheendofcarnivalseasonintheMackenzieDelta.Thethree-dayeventkickedoffApr.25withopeningcer-emoniesattheChiefPaulNiditchieSchoolgym.Afeastandcrowningofthejambo-reekingandqueenfollowed.Saturdayseventsincludedsnowshoeracessnowmobileracesforchildrenandadultstraditionalgamesandarieshoot.A4000bingowasheldfollowedbyanoldtimedanceofjiggingandjiving.Sundayfeaturedapan-cakebreakfastandmoregamesdownontheriverin-cludingathree-leggedracepiggybackraceandtugofwar.Thenalcross-coun-trysnowmobileraceswereheldwellintotheeveningfollowedbyclosingceremo-niesatthegym.JulieAnnAndreRoseDayandMelbaMitchellmakeamaddashforsecondplaceinthewomenssnowshoeraceSaturday.ZendelBlakeandAdriannaHendricksridearoundthejamboreesriversiteonskidooSaturdayafternoon.CurtisGrubencompetesinlogsawingSaturdayafternoonasJeffereyAmoslookson.Othertraditionaleventsincludednaildrivingteaboilinganddizzystick.JackBlakeleftJaredBlakeandDariusAndrecompeteintheeggtosscompetitionSaturdayafternoonatTsiigehtchicsMackenzieJamboree.IreneKendopreparescaribouforsoupshesoldoutofherhouseduringTsiigehtchicsMackenzieJamboree.Vendorsalsosoldvarioustypesoffoodattheriversite.PhotosNathalieHeiberg-HarrisonArtsCultureSpringCarnivals PoliticsMunicipal20TuesdayApril292014CONGRATULATIONSAuroraCollegeGraduates2014WallysDrugsPharmacy.Souvenirs.Magazines.NewspapersToys.Cards.Stationary.LotteryTicketCentreMondaytoSaturday10a.m.to6p.m.Thursday10a.m.to8p.m.SundayCLOSED867-872-2134ByJACKDANYLCHUKAnengineeringreportcommissionedonthestateoftheRobertsonheadframegoestocitycouncilnextweekbutthefateoftheiconicstructureappearstobedemolitionsometimethisyear.ItswhatweexpectedwasallthatDennisKefalasthecityschiefadministra-tiveofcerwouldsayofthereportthatwillprovidedetailsoftheheadframesconditionandthecostofmaintainingit.Annualmaintenancecostsfortheheadframehavebeenestimatedat100000to250000ayearanditseven-tualdemolitionat1millionormore.HeadframeownerNewmontMiningCorp.mightputthedemolitioncostinatrustfundbutiswait-ingforthecitytodeclareitsintentions.ItsalargeliabilitytotakeonsaidKefalaswhooriginallyrecommendedthatthecitypassontheopportunitytotakeowner-shipoftheheadframeandletNewmontgetonwithdemolition.RobertsonheadframeseemsdestinedforscrapheapCitytodiscussreportonminingiconbeaconfortravellersnextweekInthesixmonthssinceWaltHumphriespresidentoftheNWTMineHeri-tageSocietychallengedcouncillorstogetanen-gineersassessmentoftheheadframenoonehascomeforwardwiththemoneyneededtopreservetherelicfromthedayswhengoldwasminedbeneaththecitysstreets.ThetaskwastoolargeforthesocietyHumphriessaidandhehasfoundresidentstobedividedonthefutureofthe76-metrestructurethetallestintheTerritoriesandawelcomingbeaconontheskylinesinceitwaserectedin1977.Long-timeresidentswouldliketopreservetheheadframebutpeoplewhohavecomeheremorere-centlydonthavethesameattachmenttoitHumphreystoldTheJournalinarecentinterview.MarkHeyckneverpre-dictshowcouncillorswillvotebutthemayorwhogrewupintheshadowoftheheadframewhenhisfa-therworkedforConMinebelievestheyarerealisticaboutthechallengesofpre-servingthestructure.ThereareseriouscostswithoutanyideaoftheendusefortheheadframeHeycktoldTheJournallastweek.Newmontwantstocom-pleteremediationofthesiteandtheheadframeisoneofthelastitemsontheirlist.BeforeitwasscaledbackfollowinglastyearscivicelectionYellowknifesdis-trictheatingplanappearedtobethelastbesthopefortheRobertson.Drawingheatfromthemineshaftwhichreachesmorethanamileintotherockbeneaththeheadframewasthecentrepieceofaban-quetofchoicesthatconsul-tantslaidoutinareporttothecitysheritagecommitteeseveralyearsago.Eventhebargainbase-mentproposalswerebe-yondthemeansofgroupsthatpressedthecitytopre-servetheheadframe1mil-liontocoverthesouthwallwithsolarenergypanels3milliontoinstallaclimb-ingwallor5millionforarestaurantwithstunningviewsofYellowknifeandGreatSlaveLake.Humphriesdescribedtheheadframewithitsdistinctiveredwhiteandblackcolourschemeasoneofthelastofitskind.Miningtechnologyhaschangedsinceitwasbuilthesaid.Newminesusein-clinesnotverticalshaftstoreachtheoreandheadframesarentneeded.PhotoJackDanylchukByJACKDANYLCHUKInuvialuitbeneciarieshaveonemorereasontocel-ebratethearrivalofspringthisyear.Annualpaymentsto4360Inuvialuitovertheageof18havebeenplumpedupto551.57byaveragingincomefrominvestmentsover10yearssaidLucyKuptanaoperationsdirectorfortheInuvialuitRegionalCorp.IRC.TraditionallydeliveredonMay1paymentsdippedtothe400minimuminleanyearsfortheInuvialuitcor-porategroupandwewerelookingformorebalancewhileensuringtherearesufcientprotsforrein-vestmentKuptanasaid.BeneficiarieswholiveinthesouthwillreceivetheirpaymentsinthemailwhilethosewholiveinthesettlementregioncanpickuptheirchequesfromInu-vialuitofces.InuvialuitpaiddividendswhileInuitbeneciariesgoemptyhandedPoliticsAboriginalIllhavetowarnthebankthatbeneciarieswillbecashingtheirchequesKuptanasaid.ThemoneyarrivesasmanyInuvialuitarepre-paringtheheadoutonthelandtoshandhuntandbuyammunitionandnetssaidKuptanawhowillpoolherwindfallwithherhusbands.Weregoingtobuyaniceaugersomoreshingandnomorechippingholesshesaid.IRCsubsidiariesinclud-ingtheInuvialuitDevelop-mentCorp.InuvialuitIn-vestmentCorp.InuvialuitLandCorp.andInuvialuitPetroleumCorp.contributetothedistribution.Thedistributionpolicyensuressufcientmoneyisleftovertoguaranteethegrowthoflandclaimcapi-talalongwithprogramslikeeldersassistanceandtheInuvialuitHarvestersAssistanceProgramamongothers.InuitmissoutonchequessecondyearrunningItsadifferentstoryforInuitintheEasternArcticwhereNunasitheirbirth-rightcorporationisrestruc-turingandsheddingunder-performingbusinesses.NunasirecentlysolditsinterestinNorTerratotheInuvialuitDevelopmentCorp.itspartnerintheholdingcompanythatin-cludesCanadianNorthandNorthernTransportationCo.Ltd.whichNunasidirectorssawasfinancialliabilities.Nunasididnotpaydivi-dendslastyearandOkalikEegeesiakwhochairstheNunasiboardestimatedthatitwillbeanotheryearbeforeNunavummiutben-eficiariesgetadividendchequeinthemail.AwelcomebeaconforYellowkniferstravelingonGreatSlaveLakesince1977theRobertsonheadframewilllikelyfalltothewreckershammerlaterthisyear. 21TuesdayApril292014NorthernersRCMPByMARIACHURCHAftera34-yearcareerwiththeRCMPandafour-yearstintasheadoftheNorth-westTerritoriesGDivi-sionchiefcommandingof-cerWadeBlakeiscallingitquits.Thetopcopisleavingbigshoestollforhisreplace-mentSupt.RonSmithwhohasbeensecondincommandoftheNWTdivisionforthepasttwoandahalfyears.SincemovingNorthforthepositioninFebruaryof2010Blakehasmadeanameforhimselfbytravelingtoalldetachmentsintheterritoryatleastonceayeartocon-sultwithcommunityleaders.Blake-whoofciallyre-tiresfromtheRCMPonApr.30-saidinaninterviewwithTheJournallastweekthathistravelstooftenremoteandisolatedAboriginalcom-munitieswasthebestpartofhisjob.ThehighlightwastogetoutandtotalktocommunitymembersandtotalktoourRCMPmembersaswellandtheirfamiliestoseeifwewerehittingthemarkandwhatwecandobetter.Ireallyenjoyedthatpartofitheshared.In2012asaresultofhistravelsandconsulta-tionsBlakeestablishedanadvisorycommitteetogetfeedbackfromAboriginalNWTtopcopretiringafter34yearsinRCMPChiefSupt.WadeBlakemovingtodepartmentofJusticecommunitiesonhowRCMPofcerswereperformingintheirroles.Thecommitteesgoalwastodetermineifpoliciessuchasrequirementsfornewre-cruitstolearnthelocalcul-turewereworkingorfail-ingtobuildupcommunitytrustintheRCMP.BlakesaidhisadviceforhissuccessorSmithistocontinuevisitingcommu-nitiesandbuildupanow-establishedgroundworkofprogramsandpartnershipsforconsultationandimprovedtransparency.Myadvicetohimwasthatitsallbeenlaid.Itsverysuccessfulandpeoplearehappytheygetasayinwhatwedoineachofthecommunities.Weneedtocontinuethatheneedstobuildonthathesaid.PursuinganewcareerBlakewhojoinedtheforceat18yearsoldin1980saidhisplanallalongwastoquittheRCMPafter35years.Butatonly54hejokinglysaidhesjustababyandnotreadytoretire.IknewIwasgoingtogoat35anywayIdsaidthatallalongbutIdalsosaidthatretiringatage55wasntinmycardseither.IdidntknowwhatIwasgoingtodo.Iwasntgoingtosithomeandtakeupsomehobby.IstillfeelnowasIdidthenthatIcanbeproductiveinanothereldsomewherehesaid.ThetimingcouldnthavebeenmoreperfectforBlaketoreceiveajobofferfromtheGNWTdepartmentofJusticetolladirectorpositioninchargeofcommunityjusticeandpolicing.WorkingwiththeRCMPBlakewilloverseeprogramsthatdealwithrestorativejusticedomesticviolencefetalalcoholspectrumdis-orderandvictimservicestonameafew.ItsajobforwhichBlakesaidhehasaconsiderablebackgroundandpassion.Thatdrivecomesfromabeliefthattheresnotalwaysanoutsidesolutionforharmpreventionhesaid.Therealsoneedstobeacommunitysolutionsothepassioncomesinhowtogetthecommunitiestoengageinmakingtheirowncommunitysafeandhav-inginput.IfyouhaveinputthenyouhaveownershipBlakesaid.WithhisnewhatBlakesaidhewillbepushingformorelocalinvolve-mentincommunityjus-ticeprogramsofferedbytheGNWT.DepartmentpleasedwithnewrecruitJusticeministerDavidRamsaysaidheislookingforwardtohavingBlakeonboard.WereveryexcitedthatweregettingafellowwiththattypeofexperienceintothedepartmentofJustice.Ithinkitsagreatcatchforusandwerehappytohavehimhesaid.ThefactthathesstayingintheNorthisgoodtoo.Thatsagoodsign.Ramsaysaidthedepart-menthashadalong-stand-ingfocusondiversion-keepingpeopleoutofthemaincourtsystem-andhebelievesWadesexperi-encewillbeahugehelpinbringingnewstrategiestothetable.WereveryexcitedthatweregettingafellowwiththattypeofexperienceintothedepartmentofJustice.Ithinkitsagreatcatchforusandwerehappytohavehim.MinisterDavidRamsayDepartmentofJusticePhotoRoyalCanadianMountedPoliceWadeBlakeChiefSupt.ofRCMPGDivisionisofciallyretiringonApr.30.ByMARIACHURCHSixNWTresidentshadtheirbraveryinthefaceofhazardoussituationshon-ouredinOttawalastweekataceremonyconductedbyGovernorGeneralDavidJohnstontoawardDecora-tionsofBravery.TheGovernorGeneralgaveout42MedalsofBrav-eryandoneStarofCour-ageattheceremonyheldatRideauHalllastThursday.ThreeNWTRCMPoffi-cersandthreeresidentsoftheterritorywereawardedwithmedals.ForfouroftheNWTre-cipientsthatbraverywasrecognizedinconnectiontoahousereinInuvikinOctoberof2011.TheincidentoccurredearlyinthemorningwhenLarryAngasukJr.fromInuvikandTeddyOmil-goitukfromFortMcPher-son15and11respectivelyatthetimerushedintotheNWTresidentsRCMPofcersreceivebraveryawardsNorthernersMedalRecipientsamestorescuetwochil-drentrappedintheburninghouse.WhileAngasukJr.wasabletobringonechildtosafetyOmilgoitukwasoverwhelmedwithsmoketryingtoreachhislittlesisterupstairs.RCMPconstablesAndrewAucoinandToddGlemserwerequicklyonsiteandclamouredintotheaminghouseforthechild.WhiletheywereabletobringheroutsidethelittlegirllaterdiedintheInuvikRegionalHospital.ThetwoofcersandbothboyswereeachawardedaMedalofBraveryfortheiractionsduringtheincident.Cpl.ScottYoungwasthethirdRCMPofficertore-ceiveamedalintheterri-tory.In2010YoungswamintothenumbingwatersoftheSlaveRiversRapidsoftheDrownedoutsideofFortSmithtorescuea23year-oldsuicidalwoman.LutselKeresidentShel-donCatholiquewasthefinalrecipientofabrav-erymedal.Catholiquewashonouredforhisactionsin2011afterthesmallpas-sengerplanehewasoncrashedoutsideofhishomecommunity.Catholiquethoughsufferingfromin-jurieshimselfbroughtabadlyinjuredfellowpas-sengertoasafedistanceandcaredforherwhilehelpwasonitsway.GNWTcongratulatesRCMPofcersMinisterofJusticeDavidRamsaycongratulatedthethreeRCMPofficersontheirMedalsofBraverylastweekcallingtheirac-tionsselflessdeedsthatputthelivesofothersbeforetheirown.TheseneRCMPof-cersthroughtheircoura-geousactionshavedemon-stratedtheircommitmenttothepeopletheyserveinourcommunities.Wearegrate-fulandveryproudtohavethemstationedhereintheNorthwestTerritorieshesaidinapressrelease.OnbehalfofeachpersoninInuvikFortSmithandallourcommunitieswhoselivesyourfearlessactionshavetouchedpleaseacceptourheartfeltthanksRam-saysaid.Wecongratulateeachofyoutodayonyourwell-deservedhonourandrecognition.OutgoingNWTChiefSupt.oftheRCMPWadeBlakesaidtheofficersbraveryisamodelforthemall.HesaidheremembersgettinggoosebumpswhenthebriefingscameinforbothincidentsthatinvolvedRCMPofficers.Thosethingscouldhavebeenwaymoretragicthantheyturnedouttobebutourmembers-andtheycontinuetobethisway-aretheonesthatarerun-ningalwaystowardsthedangerwithoutconsid-erationforthemselvestosavesomebodyelseortopreventmoredamageorinjuriesfromoccurringBlakesaid.Thosethingscouldhavebeenwaymoretragicthantheyturnedouttobebutourmembers-andtheycontinuetobethisway-aretheonesthatarerunningalwaystowardsthedangerwithoutconsiderationforthemselvestosavesomebodyelseortopreventmoredamageorinjuriesfromoccurring.ChiefSupt.outgoingWadeBlakeRCMPGDivision ArtsCultureMusic22TuesdayApril292014Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Otterisaplayfulandlovingkitten.Shelovestocuddle.OhhowshelovestocuddleWontyoutakeherhomeByJACKDANYLCHUKAt45for49pagesoftextandstarkblackandwhitepho-tosYellowknifeStreetStoriesisaslimexpensiveslicefromthelivesofadozenofthecitysmostimpoverishedresidents.KyleThomasspentayearphotographingandtalkingtosomeofthemostfamiliarfacesamongYellowknifesestimated300homelesspersonsandself-publishedtheresult.SeveralpagesaredevotedtoCharlieDelormeashybene-factorwhodiedshortlyafterdonating17000fromhisresi-dentialschoolsettlementtoYel-lowknifecharitiesandthelateWalterEdgiamemberoftheNorthwestTerritoriesSportsHallofFame.ReadersmeetregularsfromCanadaPostbenchesonFrank-linAve.therecyclersdishwashersandsidewalkcleanersRielamigrantworkerfromQuebecDouglasfromMani-tobaJ.J.fromsomeplaceabovetheArcticCircleLeonardandGinaamigrantcouplefromPrinceEdwardIslandandDaveavictimofsexualabuse.Itislikelythatsomeofthepeopleinthesepagesareex-criminalswhomayhavedonehorriblethingsThomaswritesintheintroduction.ButIhopethisbookwillintroduceyoutothekindermorevulnerablesideofsomeofthepeopleyouwalkpasteveryday.ExceptforEdjiandDelormenoneofthepeopleinYellow-knifeStreetStorieshavesur-namesbecauseThomassaidIwantedtheirstoriesnottheirdetails.Eventhentherewerenu-merousrejectionsbythosewhotookhimforareporterwritinganotherstoryonthehomeless.Butifthebriefstorieswantfordetailsthephotosdonot.AtthebookslaunchlastweekThomassaidhewasmovedtotakeontheprojectduringthelastmunicipalelec-tionwhenstreetpeopleandthehomelessbecameanissuebutdidntmoveonituntillastyear.Theprojectismadeoftwoelementsmydeep-rootedconnectionwiththehomelesspeopleinYellowknifeandmyyearningtodocumentphoto-graphandwritestoriesaboutthepeopleImeethewroteintheintroduction.ThebookisdedicatedtoThomasmotherCherylDe-lormeandEdgibutmuchoftheinspirationcamefromhisfatherCraigwhowentoutofhiswaytocareforthosehemetinthestreet...andinstilledthissamecompassioninme.ThomasgrewupinYellow-knifeandtraceshisconnectionwiththecityshomelesstotheSundaynightshespentwithhismotherandfatherservingdinnersattheSalvationArmywherehisparentswork.ThomasturnedawayfromtheSundaydinnersinhisteen-ageyearsandYellowknifeStreetStoriesishiswayofre-connectingwiththatpartofhispastandgivingbackhetoldTheJournal.Financedwithan8000grantfromtheNWTArtsCounciland5000ofhisownmoneythepressrunof300ismovingbriskly.AfterThomasrecovershiscostsallrevenuewillbedividedequallybetweenthemensandwomensshelters.PublishingabookisquiteeasyintheNorthwestTerri-toriesespeciallywiththeas-sistancefromtheArtsCoun-cilsaidThomasaprojectmanagerwithaYellowknifemediacompanyandblogger.Iwasabletopayaneditortolookitover.FamiliarfacescapturedinYellowknifeStreetStoriesArtsCultureBooksByMARIACHURCHForvemusiciansintheNorthwestTerritoriesanon-linecontesttondCanadasnextgreatestartisthasel-evatedthemandtheirtunesintothenationalspotlight.GreyGrittBryceYoungDanaSiposPredatorPreyandBetweenGigswerechosenasthetopveregionalnalistsfortheNWTonCBCsSearch-light-anonlinecontestthathasCanadiansvotingtondthecountrysbestnewartist.Thousandsofsubmissionsoodedinfromacrossthecountryfortheannualspringcontestrepresentingavarietyofmusicalstylesfromrocktobluestofolk.Thetopveineachregionwereselectedbyvoteandannouncedlastweek.GrittaYellowkniferandlastyearsNWTregionalnalistforSearchlighthasalongrepertoireofmusicalperformancesincludingnu-merousappearancesinCa-nadianmusicfestivals.ThesoulandbluesartistsaidtheNorthistheperfectplaceforemergingCanadianindiemusiciansbecauseofthelowmarketsaturation.WehaveasmallpoolofmusiciansthatareprettyhighcalibreGrittsaid.WehavealotofextremelytalentedartiststhatareJunoawardwinnersandnationallyandinternationallyrenownedandtheyareextremelyaccessibletofolkshere.GrittsaidSearchlightisagoodopportunityforartiststofurtherexpandtheirmu-sicalnetworkoutsideoftheNWTandmakefriendswithotherindependentmusiciansacrossthecountry.YoungaFortSmithlocalsaidhewasooredthathisacousticinstrumentalsub-missionwascountedamongthetop230tracksfromemergingCanadianartists.Itsdefinitelyflatter-inghetoldTheJournallastweek.Icheckedthenumbersandtheysaidsomethingliketherewere4500peopleacrossCanadawhoenteredandImoneofthe230lefttopveintheNWT.Itsdenitelyacon-dencebooster.Young24hasbeenplay-ingtheguitarsincehewasayouth.WhilehehasplayedinanumberofhighprolemusicfestivalsandeventsintheNorthhehasneverseriouslyconsideredtakingupmusicprofessionally.Currentlyworkingatadia-mondminetheyoungartistsaidhisunexpectedsuccessinSearchlighthasmadehimreconsiderthatoptionbutforthemomentheshappyknowinghishometownsup-portedhim100percent.Imbesidemyselfindisbe-liefintheamountofsupporttheyveallgivenmeandIdlovetothankthemallperson-allyhesaid.PredatorPreynamedNWTnalistForPredatorPreyabandcomprisedofAdamPhippsandDakdeKerckhovetheelevationoftheirtrackUnkindnessofRa-venstotheNWTregionalnal-istwassomethingofasurprise.WewerereallyexcitedandwefeltthatitwasunexpecteddeKerckhovesaid.Wereofcourseveryhappywithouralbumbutitsexcitingtoseehowmuchgreattalentthereisoutthere.Whenyouseeitallyouthinkwowitsatoughcompetitiveeldsowedidntreallythinkweweregoingtobethewinningband.ThebandsgenreislistedasfolkpsychedelicwhichdeKerckhovesaidisastrangemixbutmakesmoresensewhenconsideringtheircon-cept-drivensoundthatvariesfromsongtosonguctuat-ingbetweenfolksiertunesandharderelectronictracks.Thebandhasreleasedtwofull-lengthalbumsPredatorandPreybothperformedwiththehelpofCarriePhippsvo-calsandBrianMoyerontrum-pet.Eachsongisareectionofananimalanditsexperi-enceaseitherpredatororprey.Wetriedtochoosesome-thingecologicalorscien-ticabouttheanimalslifeandhavethatdrivethesongmusicallyandlyricallydeKerckhovesaid.PredatorPreysuniquesoundhasalreadymadewavesonlineandtokeepupthemomen-tumthebandteamedupwith15otherartistsonSearchlighttocreateamixtapeoftheirsongsubmissionsinclud-ingSipostop-veentryACoronaryTale.Themixtapecanbedownloadedforfreeathttpthepredatorprey.comsearchlight-mixtapeVotingforSearchlightstopvenationaltracksclosedMondayandthewinnersinthepoolof23regional-nalistswillbeannouncedTuesdaymorning.FiveNWTmusiciansilluminatedbySearchlightPredatorPreysurprisedtobenamedNWTregionalfinalistPhotocourtesyofPredatorPreyMoneyraisedfromthebookwillbegiventoYellowknifesmensandwomensshelters.PhotoJackDanylchukPredatorPreyandtheirsongUnkindnessofRavensistheNWTsregionalnalistselec-tionforCBCsSearchlightcontesttondCanadasbestnewartist. 23TuesdayApril292014CongratulationsGraduatesyouwillcontinuetosucceedinlife.872-2489195McDougalRd.Visithrblock.caHRBLOCKByMARIACHURCHWithspringtempera-tureswellontheirwaytorevealingthefertilesoilofthesouthernNWTorga-nizersbehindtheNorthernFarmTrainingInstituteex-pectthesecondyearofthesuccessfulpilotschoolwillseeagrowthininterestwithworkshopsscheduledinmultiplecommunities.BasedinHayRivertheinnovativefarmingschooltherstofitskindintheNorthhasplannedfivefreethree-dayworkshopsthisyeartobeheldinHayRiverFortSmithandFortSimpson.Wevealreadyhadpeoplesendinginapplicationsdur-ingthewinterbeforeweveevenadvertisedforthisyearJackieMilneleadinstruc-torfortheinstitutetoldTheJournal.TherstworkshopissetforMay16to18inFortSmithandwillfocusonhowtodesignandplantasustain-ablegarden.TheclasswillbetaughtatthecommunitygardenswhereMilnesaidbytheendofthecoursetheywillhavedesignedandplantedafullsustainablegardenfromscratch.BecausewearegoingtobedoingitinFortSmith-FortSmithdoesgetlateunexpectedfrostmoresothaninHayRiver-thereisgoingtobeawholecom-ponentaboutthatonallthelow-techwayswecanprotectourplantsinthegardenafterweveplantedthemshesaid.Theotherfourworkshopsspreadthroughoutthesum-merwillcoverfoodoptionsNorthof60gardenmainte-nanceandmarketingfoodharvestingpreparationandmarketingandanintroduc-tiontosmallandlargeani-malhusbandry.WhiletheschoolwasabletoholdsixworkshopslastyearMilnesaidtheyhadtoscrapaworkshopinAprilbecausetheywerelateinsecuringthenecessaryfundingfromEducationCultureandEmploymentinadditiontofederalfunding.Theworkshopsexpensesincludeprovidingstudentswithcompensationfortravelandaccommodation.FullfarmingcampusinsightsMilnesaidthegoalfortheinstituteistoeventu-allyhaveenoughfundingandsupporttobuildafullfarmtrainingcampusinHayRiverforyear-roundschooling.MilnewasinYellowknifelastweektodiscussthepossi-bilityofafull-blowncampuswithinterestedgovernmentandindustrypartiesinclud-ingAgricultureCanadatheCanadianNorthernEconomicDevelopmentAgencyandCanadianmineralcompanyAvalonRareMetals.Likecarpentryandweld-ingfarmingisatradeandshouldbetrainedhands-onassuchshesaid.Youcantlearntopro-ducefoodwithoutbeingoutdoorstouchingseedssoilandsuch.Youreallycanlearnalotfromreadingandbooksbuttoputitintoprac-ticeeventuallyyouneedtobeactuallyinalivingenvi-ronmentMilnesaid.Fromresearchshehasgatheredtheinstructorsaidskilledsustainablefarmerscanearntheequivalentofa60per-hourjobwhilethosestartingoutcanachieveare-spectable15anhour.Ifyouwanttoturnitintoabusinessyoucanturnitintoaverygoodwell-paidbusinessandyouarealsoproducingfoodforyourselfshesaid.Milnesaidtheendgoalofthefarmtrainingprogramistobuildupacollectiveskillsetforholisticsustain-ablelivingthatwillcarryonthroughfuturegenerations.Spotsarestillopentoreg-isterfortheveworkshopsthissummerandMilnesaidtheyareencouraginganyoneintheNWTtoapply.Themorepeoplewegettoapplythebettertoreallyshowtheinterestandgetthesupportweneedtocontinuethisprogramshesaid.FormoreinformationonthefarmtraininginstututeemailNFTIofcegmail.comorvisitwww.farm-nwt.comNewcropoffarmtrainingworkshopsscheduledIndustryAgriculturePhotoKimRapatiInLovingMemoryofCharlesChuckWilliamHeronJr.August121952April212014ItiswithgreatsadnessthatweannouncethepassingofourbelovedChuckHerononApril212014attheFortSmithHealthCentresurroundedbyfamily.LefttocherishhismemoryarehiswifeofthirtytwoyearsJudithHeronsonTrentgrandsonMasondaughterKelseymotherMabelHeronandsiblingsBrianKathyDaveKevinDianeBeverlyLesterBarkleyJenniferMelvinFredDanielsandmanyniecesandnephews.PredeceasedbyfatherCharlesHeronSrsisterHelenandbrotherGregory.ForthirtyyearsChuckHerontaughtpeopleacrosstheNorththeskillstoworkasHeavyDutyMechanics.HeretiredfromhiscareerasanAuroraCollegeinstructorattheThebachaCampusin2013.TheHeronandTruefamilieswouldliketoexpresstheirgratitudetotheFortSmithMtisCouncilstaffatFortSmithHealthCentreparticularlynursePhyllisTarrantDonDanielleandSarahTruePearlBirdMaryPoitrasFatherPaulVictorMarieandJosieWeninger.Oursincerethankstothemanyfriendsandrelativeswhowereacomforttousduringthistimeofsorrow.StudentsoftherstworkshopsofferedbytheNorthernFarmTrainingInstitutelearntoplantseedlingsinHayRiverlastyear.AnewcropofworkshopsaresettobeginthisMay. 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26TuesdayApril292014ThebachaBusinessDevelopmentServicesFortSmithHealthCentreSocialServicesAuthorityNorthernJournalNorthwesternAirLeaseSawdustConstructionConcreteTownoFortSmithDeWolArtWorksKaesersStoresThebachaChamberoCommerceSmithsLandingFirstNationKinglandFordPhoenixAutomotiveArcticEnergyAllianceAuroraCollegeBankoMontrealBusinessDevelopmentInvestmentCorp.EducationCultureandEmploymentEmploymentStandardsEnchantedPathwaysFaerieNurseryEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesFortSmithAnimalSocietyFortSmithPaddlingClubNWTHumanRightsCommissionIndustryTourismandInvestmentInnTriallaireMtisDeneDevelopmentFundNorthernLieMuseumCultureCentreNorthstarChryslerNWTPaintballPtarmiganInnSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilSharedServicesStreetTreatsTWBASocietyTheRustyRavenWoodBufaloNationalParkRegistrationpackagesareavailablefromwww.thebacha.caorcall867-872-2795AndONEluckywinnerofTWOreturnticketstoEdmontoncourtesyofNWALDOORPRIZESGALOREByJACKDANYLCHUKAlisonMcCreeshwasliv-inginatentintheYukonwith-outaccesstothestudiospaceneededtosculptorpaintwhenshersttookaworkshoponfeltingtheancienttechniqueofbuildingfabricwithlayersofwooloranimalhair.Itdoesntbreakortakeupmuchspaceandisfairlydu-rablealthoughitdoesattractdoghairsaidMcCreeshde-scribingtheadvantagesanddrawbacksassociatedwiththematerialthathasbeenusedtocreateeverythingfromhousestohats.AnillustratorwhoseworkisfamiliartoreadersofUp-HeremagazineorEdgeYkMcCreeshdrawsheavilyonfeltinginanexhibitionofimagesdrawnfromlifeinYellowknifeandatouroftheEasternArctic.McCreeshchoseMufedasthenamefortheexhibi-tionawordplayonthesoftfeltmediumandtheeffectsofdistanceweatherclimateandpoliticalpowerinmak-ingNorthernvoicesheardbytherestofCanada.TheunderlyingthemethatbringstogetherwhatistwoseparateshowsTheycallussquattersandSnapshotsfromtheArctic-isMc-Creeshssharpeyeforthepointswherethetraditionalandthemoderncometogethertomeshorclashandgenerateinterestingculturalhybrids.AresidentofYellow-knifesEinarBrotenWood-yardforthepastveyearsMcCreeshuses36smallcartoonsketchesrenderedinblackandwhiteandthreelargeportraitsallinwoolfelttocapturethemoodofthebohemianneighbourhood.Theexhibitcallsatten-tiontothecontradictionsinWoodyardlifehowyoucanhaveasmartphonebutnotaushtoilet.Itsthosequirksthatmakeitinteresting.ThereisalotofthatgoingoninSnapshotsfromtheArcticaseriesoffinelypaintedwatercoloursbasedonphotosMcCreeshtookonatourofEasternArcticcommunitiesasatellitedishhoversabovestretchedpolarbearhidesamotherdrinksfromapapercupandcarriesachildinanamautik.McCreeshwasimpressedbytheswiftsavvyresponseonsocialmediatoAmericancomedianEllenDeGenerescondemnationofsealhunt-ingbyNunavummiutandhighlightedArcticissuesofpovertyhungerandglobalwarming.ThesealecampaignisapowerfulexampleoftheArctictodayillustratingthemeetingoftraditionwithcontempo-rarylifewhereyoungNuna-vummiuteatmuktukwhilelisteningtoJustinBieberontheiriPodsMcCreeshsaid.McCreeshlikesthingsthatarequirkyandhumor-ous.Itsthosemomentsthatbringcohesiontothecollec-tionofimagesshesaidwillcontinuetogrow.MufedfeltimagesunderlinecontradictionsupNorthArtsCultureVisualArtsPhotoJackDanylchukAlisonMcCreeshintroducesMufedanexhibitionofwatercoloursandfeltdrawingsthatcapturequirkymomentsoflifeinYellowknifesWoodyardneighbourhoodandEasternArcticcommunities. ArtsCultureTheatre27TuesdayApril292014CongratulationsGraduatesCongratulationsGraduatesWewouldliketoextendspecialcongratulationstotheAuroraCollegegraduatesof2013WewouldliketoextendspecialcongratulationstotheAuroraCollegegraduatesof2014Phone872-334223PortageAveFortSmithGasBarConvenienceStoreCongratulationstoAuroraCollegegraduatesMayyoufindsuccessinallofyourfutureendeavours.Fri.Sat.8a.m.-3a.m.Sun.-Thurs.8a.m.-12a.m.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGBeinganindigenousart-istisalwaysbeingapoliticalactivist.IreallybelievethatsaysRenelttaArluk.ThatstatementisdoublytruefortheNWT-bornstageactressandplaywrightcur-rentlyplayingtheroleofanInuitclimatechangeactivistintheworldpremiereofSilaanUndergroundRailwayTheatreproductionnowonstageinCambridgeMass.untiltheendofMay.ArlukanInuvialuitDeneandCreeactororiginallyfromFortSmithplaystheroleofLeannaa50year-oldwomaninspiredbyreal-lifeInuitactivistandauthorSheilaWatt-CloutierwhostruggleswiththerapidlychangingArcticenviron-mentalongsideasuiteofcharactersfromscientistsandCoastGuardstopolarbears.Silawhichcantranslateasairbreathclimatewindorlife-forceinInuktitutistheworkofMontrealplay-wrightChantalBilodeauwhomergesInuitmythwithcontemporaryArcticscienceandpolicytoillustratetheimpactsofclimatechangeoneightseeminglyseparatecharacterssituatedonBaf-nIsland.Theplayistherstinwhatisplannedtobeaneight-playvolumefocusedoncli-matechangeineachArcticregion-CanadatheUnitedStatesGreenlandIcelandSwedenNorwayFinlandandRussia-andcombinesdialoguespokenwordpoetrypuppetryandprojectionsdoneinEnglishFrenchandInuktitut.Whilehercharacterislit-erallyanactivistinapoliti-calplayArluksaidherpo-sitionasaNorthernerandindigenouspersononstagealsobringswithitapoliticalelementthatpersistsregard-lessofthesubjectmatter.Whenyoureanindig-enousartisteverypieceofworkthatyoudohasaformofpoliticalcontentshesaid.Everythingthatwedoinourlifehassomesenseofpoliticalattachmenttoitbecauseofwhoweareasapeopleandourroleinthiscountry.AstheproductionsonlyCanadian-andpersonofInuitdescent-ArluksaidsheknewtherolewouldcarryalotofweightfromhavingtoexplainresidentialschoolstotheepidemicofNorth-ernsuicidetoanAmericanaudiencebutshesaidtheveryengagedsupportiveandpositivecommunityofCambridgeisofferingarichlearningexperienceforher-selfaswell.IknewwhenIwascom-ingdownthatIdhavetocomewithalotofknowl-edgewithmethatIwouldbeasourceforthemandtheywouldhavequestionsandIwouldhavetobepreparedforthatshesaid.Cambridge-Bostonitself-isaveryintelligentcity.Theressomanyuniversi-tieshere...andjustlisten-ingtotheirperspectivesontheenvironmentstrangelyenoughitsbeenveryeduca-tionalformetoseetheirper-spectiveonclimatechangethatshappeningintheArc-ticeventhoughtheyresofaraway.ArluksaidtheresearchshehadtodoonclimatechangeandWatt-Cloutierfortherolealsodeepenedherknowledgeonthesub-jectmatter.IneverreallymadethestrongconnectionbetweentheAmericansemissionshowtheyaffecttheArctic.Ineverreallysawthatcon-nection.SheilaWatt-Clout-iersawthatconnectionandjustbeinghere-itsacon-sciousnesshereArluksaidofCambridge.TheshowopenedwithapreviewlastThursdayinfrontofanaudienceofaround100scientistsandenvironmentalistsArluksaid-achangefromthetypicalcrowdwithwhichshehasstagedtalkbacksorpost-showdialoguesinthepast.Theyrenotonestomincetheirwordssotheirwordsareverysincereandwhattheyshareisverysin-ceresoitwasjustverypositivesaidArlukwhoreceivedastandingova-tionalongwiththerestofthecast.Silaisnottherstperfor-manceArlukhasdonerelatedtoclimatechange.HerownperformanceartpieceAn-ticipationwhichexploresthemesofculturaldualityandclimatechangewhilecenteringonabelugahuntdebutedinFebruaryattheCarbon14ClimateisCul-tureexhibitioninToronto.Arcticplayofferson-stageactivismforInukactorIllustrationcourtesyofUndergroundRailwayTheatreSilawhichcantranslateasbreathwindairclimateandlife-forceinInuktitutisaplaythatcentersontheimpactsofclimatechangeinCanadasNorth. AcrosstheNorthTourism28TuesdayApril292014KerrySetzerSalesLeasingDonnaLeeJungkindVehicleRVSalesLorrainePetersonFleetManagerSpencerKingDealerPrincipalSteveMollSalesManagerMattMorseSalesLeasingKinglandFordSalesLtd.922MackenzieHighwayHayRiverNTPhone867-874-7700.TollFree1-800-661-0716.Fax867-874-7716Emailsaleskinglandford.comwww.kinglandford.comwww.kinglandsaleshr.comTinaMelvinSalesLeasingCallTinatodayforPre-approval1-800-661-07162014F-150SUPERCREWXLT4X45.0Lpermonthfor24monthswith2100downorequivalenttrade.LEASEFORONLY3981.49LAPRPURCHASEFROM331998250OFFERINCLUDESINMANUFACTURERREBATESAND1765FREIGHTANDAIRTAX10.6L100km27MPGHWY15.0L100km19MPGCITYbi-weeklyfor72monthswith2100downorequivalenttrade.WesternEditionPackageincludesReverseCameraTailgateStepSyncFogLampsRemoteStartBlackPlatformRunningBoardsSUPERCABXLT4x4Westernedition2014F-2505750OFFERINCLUDESINMANUFACTURERREBATESAND1765FREIGHTANDAIRTAX.PURCHASEFINANCEFORONLYOROWNFORONLY3026.09APR41449EngineBlockHeaterAirConditioningTrailerSwayControlCargoBoxTie-DownsFail-SafeEngineCoolingSystemSUPERCABXLT4X45.0L2014F-1508250OFFERINCLUDESINMANUFACTURERREBATESAND1765FREIGHTANDAIRTAX.OWNFORONLY3069910.6L100km27MPGHWY15.0L100km19MPGCITYWISEBUYERSREADTHELEGALCOPYVehiclesmaybeshownwithoptionalequipment.Dealermaysellorleaseorless.Limitedtimeoers.Oersonlyvalidatparticipatingdealers.Retailoersmaybecancelledorchangedatanytimewithoutnotice.Dealerorderortransermayberequiredasinventorymayvarybydealer.SeeyourFordDealerorcompletedetailsorcalltheFordCustomerRelationshipCentreat1-800-565-3673.ForactoryordersacustomermayeithertakeadvantageoeligibleFordretailcustomerpromotionalincentivesoersavailableatthetimeovehicleactoryorderortimeovehicledeliverybutnotbothorcombinationsthereo.RetailoersnotcombinablewithanyCPAGPCorDailyRentalincentivestheCommercialUptProgramortheCommercialFleetIncentiveProgramCFIP.OervalidromMarch12014toApril302014theProgramPeriod.ReceiveCAD1000towardsselectFordCustomtruckaccessoriesexcludingactory-installedaccessoriesoptionsAccessoryieswiththepurchaseorleaseoanew20132014FordF-150excludingRaptororSuperDutyexcludingChassisCabseachanEligibleVehicledeliveredoractoryorderedduringtheProgramPeriodtheOer.OerissubjecttovehicleandAccessoryavailability.OerisnotredeemableorcashandcanonlybeappliedtowardseligibleAccessories.AnyunusedportionsotheOerareoreited.Onlyone1oermaybeappliedtowardsthepurchaseorleaseoone1EligibleVehicle.Purchaseanew2014F-150SuperCabXLT4x4with5.0Lengine2014F-250SuperCabXLT4x4WesternEditionwithpowerseatsor3069941449aferManuacturerRebateo82505750isdeducted.TaxespayableonullamountopurchasepriceafertotalManuacturerRebatehasbeendeducted.Oersincludereightandairtaxo1765butexcludeoptionaleaturesadministrationandregistrationeesadministrationeesmayvarybydealeruelllchargeandallapplicabletaxes.ManuacturerRebatesarenotcombinablewithanyeetconsumerincentives.UntilApril302014receive6.09annualpercentagerateAPRpurchasenancingona2014F-250SuperCabXLT4x4WesternEditionwithpowerseatsoramaximumo72monthstoqualiedretailcustomersonapprovedcreditOACromFordCredit.NotallbuyerswillqualiyorthelowestAPRpayment.Purchasenancingmonthlypaymentis654thesumotwelve12monthlypaymentsdividedby26periodsgivespayeeabi-weeklypaymento302withadownpaymento2100orequivalenttrade-in.Costoborrowingis7724.57orAPRo6.09andtotaltoberepaidis47073.57.OerincludesaManuacturerRebateo5750andreightandairtaxo1765butexcludesoptionaleaturesadministrationandregistrationeesadministrationeesmayvarybydealeruelllchargeandallapplicabletaxes.TaxespayableonullamountopurchasepriceaferManuacturerRebatededucted.Bi-WeeklypaymentsareonlyavailableusingacustomerinitiatedPCInternetBankingorPhonePaysystemthroughthecustomersownbankioeredbythatnancialinstitution.Thecustomerisrequiredtosignamonthlypaymentcontractwitharstpaymentdateonemonthromthecontractdateandtoensurethatthetotalmonthlypaymentoccursbythepaymentduedate.Bi-weeklypaymentscanbemadebymakingpaymentsequivalenttothesumo12monthlypaymentsdividedby26bi-weeklyperiodseverytwoweekscommencingonthecontractdate.Dealermaysellorless.Oersvarybymodelandnotallcombinationswillapply.UntilApril302014leaseanew2014F-150SuperCrewXLT4x4with5.0Lengineandget1.49leaseannualpercentagerateLAPRnancingorupto24monthsonapprovedcreditOACromFordCredit.NotallbuyerswillqualiyorthelowestLAPRpayment.Leaseavehiclewithavalueo43814at1.49LAPRorupto24monthswith2100downorequivalenttradeinmonthlypaymentis398totalleaseobligationis11652andoptionalbuyoutis22345.Oerincludesmanuacturerrebateo8250andreightandairtaxo1765butexcludesoptionaleaturesadministrationandregistrationeesadministrationeesmayvarybydealeruelllchargeandallapplicabletaxes.Taxespayableonullamountoleasenancingpriceafermanuacturerrebatededucted.AdditionalpaymentsrequiredorPPSAregistrationsecuritydepositNSFeeswhereapplicableexcesswearandtearandlateees.Someconditionsandmileagerestrictionsapply.Excesskilometragecharges16perkmF-Seriesplusapplicabletaxes.Excesskilometragechargessubjecttochangeseeyourlocaldealerordetails.Estimateduelconsumptionratingsor2013F-1504x45.0LV86-speedautomati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