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ChiefsweighinonwoodharvestingchargesDeneChiefBillErasmusandNdiloChiefErnestBetsinasayEdSangriswoodhar-vestingchargesintrudeonAboriginalrights.Seepage2.TeamNorthbringsgametoQuebecfortournamentTeamNorthplayersfromNunavuttheNWTandYukonbondedattheNorthernAb-originalHockeyChampion-shipsinQuebec.Seepage23.EmotionalGoodbyeFormerstudentsremarkontheendofSirAlexanderMackenzieSchool.Seepage17.CollegegradscelebratemilestoneinYellowknifeSome44graduatesfromAu-roraCollegesNorthSlavecampuscelebratedanemo-tionalconvocationlastweek-end.Seepage13.DesmondTututospeakatconferenceontreatiesArchbishopDesmondTutuwillbethekeynotespeakerataconferenceinnorthernAlbertathataimstoincreasetreatyawareness.Seepage3.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00May62014Vol.38No.1PhotoMaryWaldenJoinedbyyoungsupporterstohelphimthroughthelastlegofhisjourneyBradCaribouLegsFirthkeepshisfocusasheapproachesWhitehorseonApr.29cappinganepic1200-kmrunfromhishomeinInuviktohelpsavethePeelwatershedfromindustrialdevelopment.Seepage10formore.GNWTsaysHuskyfrackingprojectcouldbypassenvironmentalassessmentProjectunlikelytohavesignicantadverseimpactsByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheterritorialgovernmentsaysitiscondentHuskyEnergysapplicationtodrillandhydraulicallyfractureuptofourexploratoryshaleoilwellsintheSahtushouldnotrequireafullenvironmen-talassessmentifitfollowsanumberofrecommendations.AsubmissionsenttotheSahtuLandandWaterBoardonWednesdaysaiddespitereceivinganumberoflettersandapetitioncallingforafullpublicreviewoftheproposedfrackingprojecttheGNWTisoftheopinionthatHuskysapplicationcouldproceeddi-rectlytothepermittingphasefollowingthepreliminaryscreening.TheGNWThasreviewedthisapplicationinrelationtosignicantadverseimpactstotheenvironmentwithintheseareasstatedtheletterfromlanduseandsustainabilityTheSLWBhasuntilMay19todecidewhetherornottorefertheapplicationtoen-vironmentalassessmentorforaregionalvoteonfrack-ingintheSahtuandhelpedtosubmitapetitionofover800namestotheGNWTcallingforanenvironmen-talassessmentonallfuturefrackingprojects.ShesaidareportreleasedThursdaybyanexpertpanelofscientistscommissionedbyEnvironmentCanadatoreviewtheimpactsoffrack-ingwhichadvisesregula-torstomoveatacautionarypaceshowstherearelegiti-mateconcernswithleakinguidsandgreenhousegasescontributingtowaterpollu-tionandclimatechange.SeeMLAonpage7.TheGNWT...iscondentthatimplementationoftheattachedrecommendationswillensurethattheprojectwillnothavesignicantadverseimpactstotheenvironment.TerryHallNWTdepartmentofLandsareaswithinitsjurisdictionandiscondentthatimple-mentationoftheattachedrecommendationswillensurethattheprojectwillnothavedirectorTerryHallwhichin-cludesaccompanyingrecom-mendationsonwastemanage-mentspillcontingencyplan-ningandmonitoring.giveitthegreenlightasis.TheresponsefromtheGNWThasangeredTulitaresidentSheilaKarkagiewhochampionedapetitioncalling PoliticsFirstNations2TuesdayMay62014NEWSBRIEFSCourtrulesYellowkniveswrongfullydismissedformerNdilochiefArulingbytheFederalCourtofCanadahasfoundtheYel-lowknivesDeneFirstNationwerewrongtoremoveformerNdiloChiefTedTsettafrompowerafterherequestedanauditoftheFirstNationbythefederalgovernment.Tsettawasdismissedwithoutpayin2012afterhesentaforen-sicauditrequesttothePrimeMinistersOfceallegingcorruptionandmismanagementoftheFirstNationanditsdevelopmentcorporationfunds.ThecourtruledtheFirstNationsdismissalofTsettawasbeyonditspowerbasedonthereasonandorderedittopayfortheformerchiefslegalcostsandjustoverayearofsalaryandbenets.GNWTopensupapplicationsforyouthambassadorprogramThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritorieshasonceagainsentoutacallfortheterritorysyouthtoapplyforanewroundoftheNWTYouthAmbassadorProgram.Thepro-gramnowinitsseventhyearaimstoengageyouthinspe-cialeventsandvolunteerassignmentstobuildcondenceandleadershipskills.Pastyouthintheprogramhaverepre-sentedtheNWTattheArcticWinterGamesCanadaWin-terGamesandtheNorthAmericanIndigenousGames.TheapplicationdeadlineisJune16.Toapplyfortheprogramcall867873-7329emaildawn_mosesgov.nt.caorgoonlinetohttpwww.nwtyouth.comapply-nowFortMcMurrayhospitalcompletes13-millionrenovationsRenovationsfortheNorthernLightsHealthCentreinFortMcMurrayarenowcompleteaftera13-millioninvestmentfromtheAlbertagovernment.RenovationsforthehospitalthatservesalloftheRegionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffaloincludeadoublingoftheambulancebayaredesignedreg-istrationareaanewtraumaroomandsixnewpatientcareareas.AccordingtoAlbertaHealthServicestheupgradesfocusedonimprovingpatientcareandcomfort.Thereno-vationscamefollowingascathingreportfromCBCsFifthEstateprogramthatgavetheNorthernLightsaDgradefornursingcarepost-surgeryina2013nationalhospitalsurvey.FortSmithsResidentialSpringClean-upisscheduledfortheperiodofMay20toMay302014Residentsmayhavelargeitemswashersdryersrefrigeratorsetc.andyardworkdebriscollectedbytheTownforacostof40.00fromthecurbsideonly.Smalleritemsmustbeboxedbagged.Brushwillowsmustbebundled.Treesmustbelimbedandcutto4-footlengths.Allitemsmustbeplacedatthepropertyroadside.NOVEHICLESWILLBECOLLECTEDarewaivedforresidentialcustomersforthedurationoftheSpringClean-up.NOHOUSEHOLDHAZARDOUSWASTEsuchaspropanetanksbatteriespaintusedoilsetc.willbecollected.NOCONSTRUCTIONMATERIALSsuchasdemolishedbuildingsorconstructionsitesprojectsatresidentiallocationswillbecollected.TOREGISTERPLEASEVISITORCALLTHETOWNOFFICEAT872-8400WITHTHEFOLLOWINGNameandResidenceAddressMaterialstobepickedupContactphonenumbers40payment.DURINGTHESPRINGCLEANUPDAYSTHELANDFILLWILLBEOPENEVERYDAYFROM1000A.M.TO600P.M.Registrationscloseat500p.m.FridayMay302014.WoodcuttingchargesintrudeontreatyAboriginalrightschiefsByJACKDANYLCHUKFredSangrisseeshu-mourandironyinthechargesthatwilltakehimtoTerritorialCourtlaterthismonth.AgovernmentprogramaimedatreducingheatingcostsandcarbonemissionsoncehelpedtheformerYel-lowknivesDenechiefbuyawoodstoveforhishomeinNdilo.NowtheyvechargedmewithharvestingwoodwithoutapermitSangrischuckled.SangrishasyettoenterapleaonthechargebroughtearlierthisyearunderNWTforestrylegislationbuthiscauseisbeingchampionedbyDeneNationalChiefBillErasmusandcurrentNdiloChiefErnestBetsina.BothleadersappearedincourtlastweekforSangriswhowasattendingarstaidcourse.JudgeGarthMalakoeadjournedthecasetoMay27forplea.Erasmusseesthewood-cuttingchargeasabreachoftreatyandAboriginalrightsbyaterritorialgovernmentthathasbeenexingitslegalmusclesinceacquiringnewpowersunderdevolution.SteveCooperalawyerfamiliarwithFirstNationsissuessaidthatdevolutiondoesntaffecttreatyorAb-originalrightsthatexistedbeforecontactwithEuro-peanculture.YoucantdelegaterightsyoudonthaveCoopersaid.TheSupremeCourtrulingof2006inthePaulettecaseestablishedthatexistedbe-forecontactwithEurope.Theterritorialgovern-mentcanregulatenaturalre-sourceinthepublicinteresthesaidandcitedprotectionofthewhoopingcraneasanexample.Itsstilladevelopingareaofthelawandthereisnoab-solutethattreatiesandregula-tionscouldnotextinguishAb-originalrightsanswersbutifthefederalgovernmentcouldnotextinguishapre-existingrightthenneithercantheter-ritorialgovernmenthesaid.Cooperwasbafedastowhytheterritorialgovern-mentwouldevenconsiderbringingchargesonharvest-ingwoodfromtraditionallandforhomeheating.AYellowknivesDenewaschargedwithshootingaduck.ThejudgeruledthathewashuntingfoodexercisinghisAboriginalright.Itcostalotforthegovernmenttondthatout.SangrissaidalloftheYel-lowknivesDenecutwoodintheareanearDettahwhereagovernmentofcialticketedhimearlierthisyear.Wevebeendoingitforyearsandthegovernmenthasknownaboutthis.TheSangriswouldevenbeabletosellwoodharvestedinYellowknivestraditionalareaandsellitwithinthecommunityhesaid.TheForestManagementActrequiresharvesterstoobtainapermitwhichisfreeorfaceaneofupto1000andayearinjail.ButitalsostatesthatnoneofitsprovisionsshouldinfringeonAboriginalrights.InaninterviewathishomeinNdilolastSaturdaySan-gristoldTheJournalthatifthegovernmentdoesntwith-drawthechargeitsgoingtocosttaxpayersalotofmoney.Itwillbejustlikethemilliondollarduckhesaidrecallingacourtcaseof50yearsago.foresttherehasgone200yearswithoutareandwevebeenclearingoutdeaddrywoodtomakerebreaksSangrissaid.Sotheresourceofcersknewwheretondme.ItsnosecreteverybodyinNdiloandDettahcutswoodthere.Sangrisattributesthechargestoachangeinse-niorgovernmentmanage-mentranksandanewatti-tudeamongofcials.Weneverhadthesesitua-tionsinthepastsaidSangriswhothinksthatAuroraCol-legeshouldaddalegalcom-ponenttoitstrainingprogramforresourceofcers.TheyneedtoknowtheregulationsandtherightsofAboriginalpeoplehesaid.Wevebeendoingitforyearsandthegovernmenthasknown...ItsnosecreteverybodyinNdiloandDettahcutswoodthere.FredSangrisFredSangrisholdstheaxeheusedtoharvestrewoodtoheathishomeinNdilo.Sangriswaschargedfornothavingapermit.PhotoJackDanylchuk 3TuesdayMay62014NobellaureatetospeakatconferenceontreatiesHigh-proleeventmeanttocreatedialogueontreatyrelationshipByMEAGANWOHLBERGOneoftheworldsfore-mosthumanrightsadvocatesislendinghisvoicetoacon-ferenceinnorthernAlbertaaimedatgettingmorepeopletalkingabout-andhonour-ing-thetreatieswithFirstNationspeople.NobelPeacePrizelaureateArchbishopDesmondTutuasocialjusticeactivistfromSouthAfricamostknownforhisroleinendingapartheidwillgivethekeynoteaddressinMayatAsLongastheRiversFlowaconferenceaimedatcomingbacktothetreatyrelationship.TheconferencerunningMay31-June1isbeingor-ganizedbytheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNalongwiththelegalofceofOlthuisKleerTown-shendLLPandisdesignedtobringmoralandpoliticalleadersFirstNationslaw-yersscientistsandthegen-eralpublictogethertonet-workanddiscussissuesinapracticalway.Theconferencewillex-plorehowresourcedevel-opmentcantakeplaceinawaythathonoursthetreatyrelationshipwithindigenouspeoplebyplacingenviron-mentalsustainabilityfrontandcentre-anissueatthecoreoftreatyrightsinCan-adaErielDerangerACFNscommunicationscoordinatortoldTheJournal.Derangersaidthecon-ferencebuildsoffofNeilYoungsHonourtheTrea-tiesbenetconcerttourlastJanuarywhichraisedmoneyandawarenessfortheFirstNationslegalghtagainstencroachingoilsandsdevel-opmentonitsterritoryandthegovernmentsallegedfailuretoproperlyconsidertreatyrights.ItsveryeasyforaFirstNationinthemiddleofallthistohavealotofcriticismaroundindustryanddevelop-mentandthelackofrecogni-tionandintegrationoftreatyrightsintoindustrialdevelop-mentintheregionDerangersaid.Butwereallywantedtobringsomeprominentvoicesintothatdiscussionvoicesthathavecredibilityandweight.ApartfromTututheconferencehasscheduledaddressesbyothernotablespeakersincludingformerfederalLiberalPartyleaderBobRaeformerNWTPre-mierSteveKakfwiformerSyncrudepresidentJimCarterrenownedwater-shedscientistDr.DavidSchindlerandAboriginalleadersAnnitaMcPheeMilesRichardsonandFran-coisPaulette.Wewanttohaveareallywidecross-sectiontotalkaboutthefactthattheseis-suesarentjustone-sectorissuesthisissomethingthatistalkedaboutatthehighestlevelsofgovernmenttoindus-tryleadersallthewaytothegrassrootsDerangersaid.TreatyrightsarentjustaFirstNationsissuetheytransecteveryaspectofthiscountry.Youcanthaveonewithouttheother...particu-larlywhenitcomestore-sourcedevelopmentanden-vironmentalsustainabilitybutwedealwiththetreatyrightsveryseparately.ACFNhasworkedwithOlthuisKleerTownshendforanumberofyearsinitslegalstrugglesagainstbothgov-ernmentandindustry.AftermanyyearsghtingwhathaslargelybeenanuphillbattleDerangersaidthetwogroupsdecidedtodosomethingtobringmoreattentiontothebasisofthatstrugglewhichisnotopposedtodevelop-mentbutwantstoseeinher-entAboriginalrightsproperlyrecognized.Wewanttobelookingatprogressivesolutionstotheissueswerefacingintheregionshesaid.Itsnotjustaboutbeingnononopeopleitsabouthowwecanmoveforward.TheconferencewilltakeplaceattheACDENbuildinginFortMcMurrayandwillbewebcastforpeoplewhocan-notattendphysically.Formoreinformationsuchasregistrationcostsvisithttpwww.aslongastheriv-ersow.comWewanttobelookingatprogressivesolutionstotheissueswerefacingintheregion.Itsnotjustaboutbeingnononopeopleitsabouthowwecanmoveforward.ErielDerangerAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationPhotoElkeWetzigNobelPeacePrizelaureateDesmondTutuwillspeakatanupcomingconferenceontreatiesorganizedbytheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationandOlthuisKleerTownshendLLP.PoliticsFirstNationsSiteCdamreporttobemadepublicthisweekByMEAGANWOHLBERGThereportthatcouldde-cidethefateofBCHydros7.9-billionSiteCdamonthePeaceRiverhasbeensubmittedtothefederalandprovincialgovernmentsandisexpectedtobemadepub-liclaterthisweek.TheCanadianEnviron-mentalAssessmentAgencyCEAAsubmitteditsnalreportlastThursdayonwhatwillbethethirdhydrodamonthePeaceRiverifgivennalapprovalbyOttawaandBCsenvironmentministers.Thoughthenaldecisionontheproposedprojectrestswiththegovernmenttherecommendationscontainedwithinthepanelsreportareanticipatedtoplayasigni-cantroleinwhetherornotthe1100-megawattdamwhichwouldood3000hectaresofagriculturalandAborig-inallandwillbegiventhego-ahead.ThereportisexpectedtobemadepubliconlinethisThursday.TheministershaveuntilthisfalltomakeadecisionontheprojectbeforereferringthatrecommendationbacktoBCscabinet.Thecompletionofthere-portfollowsthemorethantwo-yearreviewincluding26daysofpublichearingsheldonboththeBCandAlbertasidesoftheborder.Thepanelreceivedmorethan1500commentsandexaminedmorethan1000documentsoverthefiveweeksofhearings.AmongthosewhogavestatementswereanumberofnorthernBCFirstNationswhostatedtheirrmopposi-tiontotheprojectadvancingnotingitwouldoodsacredburialsiteshuntinggroundsandcommunitiesandimpactwildlife.AlbertaEnvironmentandParksCanadaalsosubmit-tedstatementsofconcernwithrespecttotheprojectstatingitisboundtohavedrasticadverseimpactsonlifedownstream.ParksCanadaofcialswithWoodBuffaloNationalParkWBNPsaidthePeace-Atha-bascaDeltawhichisalreadyfeelingtheeffectsofdroughtcausedbyregulatedriverowfromexistingupstreamdamsandclimatechangewillbefurthernegativelyimpactedbyanotherhydroproject.CommunitymembersinFortChipewyanhavespo-kenoutagainsttheprojectsinceitsproposalstatingtheirtraditionalwayoflifeisbeingdestroyedbyde-creasingwaterlevelswhichseelesswildlifeinhabitthedeltaregion.Localpeoplearereportingthatchangingplantcommu-nitieswaterlevelsandusebywildlifehaveaffectedtheirtraditionaluseofandcon-nectiontotheareastatesthesubmissionfromWBNPThosechangeshaveseenadisappearanceofwetlandandthealmostcompleteex-tirpationofmuskratfromthedelta.IfapprovedthedamwouldstretchacrossthePeaceRivernearFortSt.JohnBCmea-suring1050metreslongand60metreshighandwouldcreatea83-km-longreservoir.Theelectricityproduced-about5000gigawatthoursperyear-wouldbeenoughtopower450000homes.IndustryHydroBIGWHEELSBIGOPPORTUNITIES.Thecabisyourofce.Insteadoshuingpaperyoumovetonnesorock.DeBeersandourGahchoKuProjectcontractorsarelookingorsomeHeavyEquipmentOperators.YourjobwillbetodrivethehaultrucksandruntheloadersdozersandotherheavyequipmentneededtopreparethesiteorconstructionotheNWTsnextgreatdiamondmine.Mostoallwerelookingorteamplayerswhovalueworkingsaelywithrespectortheenvironmentandcommunitiescloseby.Tobuildyourcareerwiththeworldsleadingdiamondcompanygotowww.debeersgroup.comcanadacareersorwatchorpostingsinyourcommunityemploymentofce.DeBeersishiringheavyequipmentoperatorsfortheGahchoKuProject 4TuesdayMay62014TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChatehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMacKayFortMcMurrayFortVermilionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrairieHytheJohndOrPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatiDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverKakisaLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesPaulatukSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekweetiWhatiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheManningMorinvillePeaceRiverRainbowLakeRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.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.caFortSmithHayRiverWEATHERYellowknifeInuvikWeeklyNormsHigh10CLow-1CWeeklyNormsHigh8CLow-2CWeeklyNormsHigh2CLow-7CWeeklyNormsHigh13CLow0CEDITORIALChildrenoftheNorthwestTerritoriesmostofthemfromFirstNationsfamiliesarebeingfailedbytheNWTHealthandSocialServices.Thatiswhatdeputymin-isterDebbieDeLanceytestiedlastweekalongwiththefactthatherdepartmentisnoteffectivelyimprovingthehealthofAboriginalNortherners.Hercandidad-missionsareunique.Notoftendose-niorgovernmentofcialsservenoticethattheirjobsarenotbeingdonewell.Unfortunatelylackofsuccessbygov-ernmentdepartmentsistoooftentheruleratherthantheexception.ForAb-originalNorthernersinparticularinad-ditiontohealthandsocialservicestheeducationandeconomicsystemsleavetoomanyofthembehind.TheNWTsHealthandSocialServicesdepartmenthasbeenchastisednumer-oustimesinthepastfornotlivinguptoitsresponsibilitiestoNorthernchildren.Beassuredthiswontbethelast.WhatDeLanceydidwascourageousstandingalonetotaketheheatasMLAsventedtheirfrustrationsoverrevelationsofon-goingsystemicfailurerevealedinanau-ditorgeneralsreport.Shetookitonthechinforherministeranddepartment.Thereportaddressedmistakesfromthepastbutthatcannotbeanexcuseforinadequateperformanceovertime.Theproblemisongoing.Admittingtoitisonlyarststep.Manychildrenwhoarewardsofthegov-ernmenthadwhatweallvalueaboveallelsetakenfromthem-theirfamiliesandculture-whentheyaretakenintocare.Thosechangesarepermanent.Childrencannotberecalledlikevehiclesandhavenewpartspluggedin.Thesystemthatdidthatisasbrokenasthehomesthekidscamefrom.Bothmustbexed.Delanceyhaspromisedthatthewayherdepartmentdealswithchildrenwillimprovenotingseveralkeypointsinin-terviewswithTheJournalMar.17andApr.29-Wehavetodotheshort-termxesinthewaywereadministeringthesystemtodaybecauseclearlyitsfailingchildren-Itsmoreimportantthatwemakethisparadigmshiftwhereweresupport-ingfamiliestokeepkidsintheirhomesratherthanhavingthemcomeintocare-Wemustrecognizethedifferencebetweenchildrenwhoareatriskduetooutrightabuseversusthoseatriskduetoneglectanddevelopnewwaysofad-dressingthatdifference-Wehavetocontinueworkingwithcommunitiestoestablishchildandfam-ilyservicescommitteesacrosstheter-ritoryAninitiativethathasadmittedlyfailedsofar.DelanceyalsosaidAboriginalpeopleintheNWT50percentofthepopu-lationhavesignicantlymorehealthproblemsthannon-Aboriginalpeopleaswellashigherratesofmentalhealthandaddictions.Theimpactofchanginglifestylesmovingfromhealthytraditionalfoodstounhealthyprocessedfoodstherolethatphysicalactivityplaysintheirdailylivesafundamentalshiftfromlivingonthelandtosedentarylifestyleaswellashistoricalandongoingexter-nalfactorslikecolonizationresidentialschoolsandrapidculturalchangeoverthepast100yearsallcontribute.Noneofthatisnewinformation.Itiscommonknowledgethosesamecausalfactorsapplytoissueswithkidsingov-ernmentcareandthefailingsoftheeducationandeconomicsystems-thelistgoeson.Forrealchangetohappenthatparadigmshiftshetalksaboutisneededeverywhere.FirstNationspeoplearemarginalizedacrossCanada.EvenintheNWTwherethereisamajorityofAboriginalrepresen-tationinthelegislaturecolonialthinkingisstillapparentinhowgovernmentsoper-ate.OnlywhenFirstNationsgovernmentstructuresstartingwithcommunitycoun-cilsarerespectedandthusempoweredwilltheybeabletobeengagedinsolu-tionsfortheillstheyaremiredin-anes-sentialingredientforsuccess.LookatthewayFredSangrisformerchiefoftheYellowknivesDenewastreatedlastweek-nedforcuttingrewoodashehasbeendoingallhislifetoheathishomeinNdilo.HiscasewillbefoughtincourtonhisAboriginalrighttoharvestwoodbuttheissuerunsmuchdeeper.AsDeneNationalChiefBillErasmuspointedoutifwhereorhoworwhySangriswascuttingwoodwasinanywayinappropri-atethemattershouldhavebeentakenupwithhisowngovernmenttheYellow-knivesDeneFirstNation.TheapproachbythegovernmentoftheNWTwhethertowardSangrisorkidsincareistoooftenacontinuationoftheremnantcolonialmentalityfromahun-dredyearsago.CanadasAboriginalciti-zensneedtobedealtwithbyAboriginalgovernments-theirway-tosuccessfullyaddresstheirissues.LocalFirstNationsauthoritieshavetobeengaged.Thatwillonlyhappeniftheyareempowered.Theywillbecomeempoweredonlyiftheyarerespected.Theonlywaytheywillbere-spectedisiftheyareincludedinthepro-cessofgovernance-allofit.ParadigmshiftneededforFirstNationsPhotoBillBradenMorethan60YellowknifersjoinedtogetherSundayforthecityssecondannualMultipleSclerosisWalkandRuneventlinkingwithsome40000Canadiansin160townsandcitiesinanationwidecampaign.Theywalked1-5kmcoursesthroughdowntownYellowknifeshruggingoff-10Cweatherandraisingmorethan25000.MSisadebilitatingandunpredictablediseaseofthecentralnervoussystem.TheCanadianMSSocietysaysabout100000Canadianshavethediseasewhichstrikesanother1000Canadianseveryyearoneofthehighestratesintheworld.MSWalkersraisedollarsawareness 5TuesdayMay62014TereisnodenyingthattheNWdepartmentofHealthandSocialServicesisfailingtosupportfamiliesandpro-tectchildrendeputyministerDebbieDelanceyvoicedagainlastweekfollowingmeetingsonarecentreportbytheau-ditorgeneralexposingmajorgapsinservicesWerefailingchildrenNWTHealthAnneGillFortheloveGoddonotmakeCEOsresponsibleforchildprotection.OneofthehugeproblemsintheDepart-mentishavingAuthoritysberesponsibleforSocialServices.Toomuchfocusonhealthandmanagementpositionsnotenoughonchildren.WeneedpeoplewhohaveabackgroundinchildwelfaretoberesponsiblenotHealth.Thisisjustan-otherbandaidxNorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeed15YearsAgo...FireabatementprojectaroundPowerCorp.alarmsresidentsFortSmithresidentsexpressedshockovertheweekendwhentheynoticedawholelotoftreeshaddisappearedatthecornerofHwy.5andPelicanSt.ByMondaynightprettymuchallofthetreeshadbeenknockeddownonboththelotadjoiningtheNTPClotandthelotdirectlyeastofthere.IssueMay5199920YearsAgo...MovesafoottocombinerecwithschoolsThereisgrowingsupportinFortSmithfortheideathatthetownsproposedrecreationcomplexcouldsomehowbecombinedwithrenovationandexpansionplansatJBTandPWK.TheideagotanothernudgeatTuesdaystowncouncilmeetingwhenBillMawdsleysuggestedtheideabeouttothecommunity.IssueMay4199430YearsAgo...OppositiontoshplantSeveralresidentsofFortChipewyanareopposingthedevelopmentofashprocessingplantatitsproposedsite.OnelocalresidentissendingalettertotheAlbertadepartmentofMunicipalAffairsaskingthatazoningchangethatallowstheplantsconstructionberescinded.IssueMay31984ARCHIVESFACEBOOKFEEDBACKCOLUMNSInjuriesarepreventableByDAWNKOSTELNIKSummerisgonefadingquicklyintofallandfallingfasterintowinter.Schoolhasbegunonceagain.OlderstudentsreturntoschoolsinthebigcitiesofInuvikYellowknifeandFortSmithNWT.TherehadbeendoubtthatwewouldhaveasecondteacherfortheGrades34and5kids.WithoutasecondteacherthekidsinthesejuniorgradeswouldthenhavetoattendschoolprobablyinInuvik.Thismeanshavingtoliveinresidentialaccommodationfor10monthswithnofamilycontactotherthanpostalmailduringthistime.LetterscanbesentbutmanyoftheolderpeopleinthecommunitiescannotreadorwriteandWhiteGirlMissionaryMrs.GracePriestPart1of3theystillsigntheirnamewithanX.Inthe12thhourkidsshowupfrombushcamp.Wenowhaveenoughstudentstoqualifyforateacherandoneisfound.Parentsreceivethefamilyallowancechequesfromthegovernmentforkidsthatattendschool.IfyouwerentaTreatyIndianitcouldbetheonlymoneyyouhadtoliveon.Olderkidsarehappytobereturningtothebrightlightsofthebigtowns.SimilarIsupposetotryingtokeepthekidsonthefarmoncetheyvetastedtheglamourofcitylife.Youngerkidsaremoreapprehensiveaboutleavinghomeforthersttime.ItisanoldtraditioninGreatBritaintosendyoungchildrenofftoboardingschoolandforsomenottoreturnhomeforyearsatatime.ResidentialschoolorboardingschoolisstillwidelyattendedinthecountriesoftheCommonWealthofNations.Somethingsgainedsomethingslostchoiceshavetobemadelivinginthebushisahardwaytogo.Thetownfeelsemptyastheplanessoaroffintotheskies.Thepropellersontheplanesseemtosuckupthelastbitofwildandrecklessthatfollowsintheairbehindtheteenagersanditistooquietonthedustystreets.Wearelostthoseofusleftbehind.Wekickuprocksinthedustaswestragglehomefromtheairportweareweighteddowninsilenceandloneliness.TCKortrans-culturalkidreferstochildrenthathavelivedintwoculturesandhaveassimilatedbothcultures.Thistermisgenerallyusedonchildrenthatarearmybratsorchildrenofdiplomatsandmissionarychildrenthathavelivedinatotallydifferentcultureotherthantheirpassportcountry.Aperiodofonlyoneyearhasbeenprovensignicantenoughtocauseassimilationdependingontheageofthechild.HavingafootoneithersideofaculturalcanyonthatleavesyourtendermiddlepartsexposedtoconservativeidealsthatdisallowvarianceofanyformcausestummyachesIassureyou.TherearemanyofusintheNorth.Visitwww.thewhitegirl.caforpaststories.ByTAMMYNOVAKAccordingtoParachuteayouthinjurypreventiongroupmorethan700Ca-nadianyouthdieeveryyearbecauseofapreventablein-jury.Thatsthesizeofanav-erageCanadianhighschoolWhenaninjuryisprevent-ableitisusuallypredictable.Thismeansthatindividualscanchoosebehaviourthatwillreducetheriskofinjury.Everydayyoungpeoplearefacedwithchoicesanddecisionsthatputthematrisk.Thisisnotnecessarilyabadthing-takingrisksisanormalpartofgrowingupandanimportantpartofgainingtheexperienceandconfidencenecessarytomakegooddecisions.Ithelpsteachchildrentobe-comemoreindependenttochallengethemselvesandtounderstandtheconsequencesoftheiractions.Thedangerresultswhenyoungpeopledontthinkaheadandhaventlearnedhowtoproperlymanagerisks.Youngpeopleneedtheopportunitytomakedeci-sions.Howevertheyneedtobementallyandphysi-callypreparedtomanagerisksbybeingabletoiden-tifypotentiallydangeroussituations.SMARTRISKanationalinjurypreventionorganiza-tionaddressesthisbyteach-ingteenshowtoeffectivelyhandlesituationsandreducetheriskofapotentiallifealteringinjury.SMART-RISKincludessimpleyeteffectivemessagesthaten-courageyoungpeopletoidentifyariskassessthesituationandmakegoodsafechoices.PreventableinjuriesdontjustaffectteenstheyarethethirdleadingcauseofdeathforLOOKFIRSTStopthinkcheckoutthesituationandplanahead.AskyourselfquestionssuchasIsyourroutesafeHowareyougettinghomeHowdeepisthewaterWEARTHEGEARWeartheproperprotectivegearduringactivities.Thiscanincludehelmetssafetygoggleskneepadsorlifejackets.GETTRAINEDLearnfromtheprofessionals.Takeadriverseducationcoursegetonthejobtrainingandpractice.BUCKLEUPAlwaysalwayswearyourseatbelt.Bucklesarenotjustinvehicles.HelmetslifejacketsandharnessesalsohavebucklesdesignedforprotectionDRIVESOBERInordertooperateanymotorizedvehicleyoumustbeinfullcontrolofyourmindandbody.Thismeansdrivingwithouttheimpairmentofdrugsalcoholorlackofsleepandwithoutthedistractionofcellphones.SEEKHELPAskforhelpwhenyouneeditItsoktoaskforsupportifyouarefeelingoverwhelmedanddontknowwhattodo.Canadiansages45-64andthosewhosurvivemaybeleftwithapermanentlife-changingdisability.WecanalllearnfromtheSMART-RISKmessages.Makegoodchoicesandre-ducetheriskofinjuryToreceivemoreinfor-mationabouttheSMAR-TRISKprogramandin-jurypreventionpleasevisitwww.albertahealth-services.cainjurypreven-tion.aspandwww.para-chutecanada.orgTheirmessagingincludes 6TuesdayMay62014IndustryOilGasByMEAGANWOHLBERGAreportbyapaneloftopCanadianscientistsiswarn-ingregulatorstoexercisecau-tioninadvancingthealreadyboomingindustrialpracticeofhydraulicfracturingorfrackingduetoasuiteofpotentialaccompanyingenvironmentalandhumanhealthimpactsthatarecur-rentlynotwellunderstood.The260-pagereportcom-missionedbythefederalgov-ernmentandreleasedlastThursdayconcludesthatnotenoughisknownabouttheimpactsoffracking-anunconventionalshaleoilandgasextractionmethod-toconsideritsafeandthatpro-vincialregulationsforthepracticearenotbasedonstrongscienceandremainuntested.EnvironmentCanadaaskedtheCouncilofAcad-emiesin2011toconductanassessmentofthestateofknowledgeonpoten-tialenvironmentalimpactsfromfrackingoutsidetherealmsofsafetyoreconomicbenets.ScientistsurgecautiononfrackinguntilmoreknownDespitetheexistenceoftensofthousandsofwellsacrossNorthAmericathemultidisciplinarypanelfoundthatultimatelymoretargetedresearchandmonitoringisrequiredtogatherdataanddraftef-fectiveregulationsasex-istingdataaboutimpactsisneithersufficientnorconclusive.Societysunderstand-ingofthepotentialen-vironmentalimpactshasnotkeptpacewithdevel-opmentresultingingapsinscientificknowledgeabouttheseimpactsthereportsaid.Inmostinstancesshalegasdevelopmenthaspro-ceededwithoutthecollec-tionofsufcientenviron-mentalbaselinedata.Thismakesitdifculttoidentifyandcharacterizeimpactsortodismissimpactsthatareinappropriatelyassociatedwithdevelopment.Thoughmuchisnotknownthescientistsdidwarnthatenoughevidenceexiststoraiseconcernsaboutimpactsthatmightnotbefullyunderstoodforyears.Pastmonitoringindi-catesthatgasleakageintoaquifersandtheatmosphereisfrequentenoughtoraiseconcern.Neverthelesspos-sibleenvironmentalandhealtheffectsofshalegasdevelopmentmaytakede-cadestobecomeapparentunderliningtheneedforlong-termmonitoring.Thatworkonpropermonitoringmanagementandoversightwillhavetobedonecollaborativelybygovernmentacademicsindustryandthepublictobeeffectivethepanelconcluded.WaterofgreatestconcernThescientistsfoundthatimpactsonwaterraisethegreatestenvironmen-talconcernwhenitcomestoshalegasdevelopment.Threatstogroundwa-terincludegasleakagefromwellseitherinuseorabandonedwhichcandependonahostoffac-torsnotcurrentlyknownorleakageofwastewatercontainingaplethoraoftoxicchemicals.Thepotentialimpactsofleakingwellsarenotbeingsystematicallymonitoredandpredictionsremainun-reliablethereportstates.Overthelongtermgasorfluidleakageintoground-watercouldresultinpo-tentiallysubstantialcu-mulativeimpactsonwaterquality.Beyondgroundwaterthepanelraisedtheamountofwaterrequiredforshalegasdevelopmentasgroundsforconcerninsomeregionsnotonlybasedonvolumebuttiming.Dependingonlocationseasonandpre-existingusestheadditionalde-mandrelatedtohydraulicfracturingmaystressavail-ablewaterresourcesthepanelwrote.Apartfromwaterthepanelalsoassessedavail-ableinformationongreen-housegasemissionswhichlikewaterconcernswellintegrityalongwithlandimpactsseismiceventsandhumanhealthallofwhichitsaidrequiremoreresearch.PhotoJoshuaDoubekAnaturalgasrigfracksforshalegasintheboomingBak-kenplayofNorthDakota. IndustryOilGas7TuesdayMay62014ConocoPhillipsfrackingapplicationincompleteboardApplicationtofrack10wellsleavesoutkeyinformationonwaterByMEAGANWOHLBERGArecentapplicationbyCon-ocoPhillipstodrillandhydrau-licallyfractureupto10morehorizontalwellsintheSahtuhasbeendeemedincompletebytheregionallandandwaterboardwhichsaidthesubmis-sionlackedsufcientinfor-mationtodecidewhetherornotitwouldrequireafullen-vironmentalassessment.TonyMorrisregulatoryspecialistwiththeSahtuLandandWaterBoardSLWBno-tiedthecompanyonApr.25thatitsapplicationcontainedinadequateinformationonwatersourcingraisingques-tionsabouttheproposedvol-umesandsourcesofwaterneededfortheexploratorydrillingproject.AccordingtoMorrisdetailshavechangedinexplicablyfromwhatConocoPhillipssaiditrequiredtodrillandfrackitsrsttwoexploratorywellsnearNormanWellsoverthewintertowhatitisaskingnow.WhileConocoPhillipspre-viouswaterlicencedeterminedthevolumeofwaterrequiredforeachwelltobe9000m3thenewapplicationstatesapproximately30000m3ofwaterwillbeneededperwellsolelyforhydraulicfracturing.Thoughthenewwellswouldcomplete20fracturestagesratherthan10Mor-rissaidthenumbersdontaddup.ForexampleHuskyEnergysapplicationtofrackuptofourwellsinthesamearearequests12000m3for12fracturestagesoraround1000m3perstage.FurthermoreMorrissaidConocoPhillipshadoriginallystatedduringpublicconsul-tationsthat10000m3wouldberequired.Whythedrasticincreasefromtheprevioushorizon-talwellsMorrisaskedinhisletter.Afterreviewingthefullapplicationitisunclearhowvolumeshavebeendeter-minedforeachwatersource.AdditionallyConocoPhil-lipsiscurrentlylicensedtouse214280m3sourcedfromtheMackenzieRiverandeightlakesyetthenewapplicationrequestscloseto900000m3fromallsourcesdespitein-dicationsthatsomevolumesarenolongerneeded.WhileConocoPhillipsmayberequestingthistoallowforexibilityinhowmuchcanbewithdrawnfromeachsourceyeartoyeargiventhecommunitycon-cernsaroundusinglakesitisuncertainwhetherthesepotentialvolumesaresus-tainableforcertainsourcesMorrissaid.Theboardalsosaidthecompanyhadfailedtopro-videadequateinformationonitspublicconsultationregardingwatersourcingincludingdiscussionofad-ditionalvolumesbeingre-questedorwhatthatwaterisbeingusedfor.Onemapprovidedtothecommunitydidntshowthewatersourcescurrentlylicensed.ThepresentationsgiventocommunitiesinbothJanuaryandFebruarydonotidentifytheadditionalfourwatersourcesbeingre-questedunderthisapplica-tionMorriswrote.HesaidtheinformationprovidedtodateindicatesConocoPhillipsdidnotproperlyconsult.Thereisnorecordof...howthecommunitieswereconsultedonchoosingtheseadditionalfourwatersources.Giventherepeatedcommunityconcernsre-gardingtheuseoflakesandassertionsfromCono-coPhillipsinapplicationsthatcommunitieswillbeconsultedonwatersourc-ingandvolumesconsul-tationonthesemattersisessential.Well-sitelocationsnotclearlyidentiedApartfromgapsinde-tailsonwatervolumesandsourcingtheboardalsosaidtheapplicationomittedpre-disturbanceassessmentre-portsandarchaeologicalsurveysforitswellsiteswhichMorrissaidseemtobeundecided.ItisunclearifCono-coPhillipshasevenpro-videdtheexactlocationsofthefirstfivewells...ItstatesexactwelllocationsasproposedmaychangeMorriswrote.Thisapplica-tioncannotbeassessedfordisturbanceaccessrequire-mentsandassociatedwateruseforthataccesswithouttheselocations.Furtherinformationgapsexistinthecompanyswastemanagementplanandemer-gencyresponsespillcontin-gencyplanwhichtheboardsaiddoesnotreectthecur-rentpost-devolutionregula-torysystem.ConocoPhillipsmustnowcompleteitsapplicationinorderforthepreliminaryscreeningtotakeplace.FrackingchemicalsnotidentiedAseparateletterrequest-ingclaricationonmattersoutsideofthecompletioncheckwasalsoforwardedtothecompanythesamedaywithrespecttoConocoPhil-lipschemicalriskmanage-mentplan.AccordingtotheboardConocoPhillipsreferencesthepreviouslysubmittedplanandmaterialsafetydatasheetsMSDSforeachfrackingchemicalbutdoesnotexplicitlyincludethisinitscurrentapplication.DoesthismeanthatCono-coPhillipsintendstousetheexactsamecombinationoffracturinguidsapprovedunderitspreviouswaterli-cencessincenofracturingchemicalsweredisclosedinthiscurrentapplicationtheletterasks.Furtherquestionsofclar-ificationwereaskedwithrespecttohowtraditionalknowledgewasincorpo-ratedintoprojectplanningandwhetherornotthecom-panywaslookingintoalter-nativestotransportingwastefromitsoperationsoutoftheterritory.InHuskysrecentap-plicationtheymentiontheoptionofusingsomethingcalledsteamcleantech-nologytoreducethevol-umeofliquidwastesfromdrillwasteowbackandproducedwaterstatestheletter.Inlightofallthepub-licconcernsaroundwastevolumesandthedangersoflongdistancetransportisthisanoptionCono-coPhillipsconsideredWhataretheenvironmen-talrisksorpotentialmitiga-tionmeasuresofusingthistechnologyResponsestotherequestsformoreinformationarenotrequiredtoconsidertheapplicationcompletebutwillbeusefulintheeven-tualreviewoftheapplica-tionifcompletedtheboardconcluded.MLApleasedwithGNWTsupportforprojectsupportcommunitiesotherthanGNWTprogramsandserviceshesaid.Realis-ticallywearemovingintoaneweraofourlifestyle.Huskyhasappliedtoconductyear-roundexploratorydrill-ingforveyearsonitsSlaterRiverleasesoutheastofNor-manWellswherethecompanyShouldtheprojectproceedtopermittingHallsaidtheGNWTrecommendstheboardrequireHuskytopostsecuritiesforover2millionforthewaterlicenceandover3.6millionforthelandusepermit.TheGNWTisrecommend-ingthatHuskyswaterlicenceapplicationbemodiedtoreectthecompanysinten-tiontodealwiththefrackingwastewateron-sitethroughcleansteamtechnologyContinuedfrompage1.Frackingdoesleak.WhataretheytryingtodowithoutanenvironmentalassessmentAretheyinarushtokillev-erythingoffIcantbelievethatKarkagiesaid.Shesaidshehaslittlefaiththereviewboardwillrefertheprojecttopublicreviewifithasthegovernmentsbacking.Rightnowitseemslikeallourpleasarebeingignored.WhilethenaldecisionstillrestswiththeboardSahtuMLANormanYake-leyasaidheispleasedwiththeGNWTsresponsewhichsupportstheSahtuincreat-ingeconomicfreedomforitsresidents.Whatwillbethealterna-tiveforjobsbusinessesandeconomicsiftheEAiscon-sideredReallywhatwouldPhotoKevinCappisTheSahtuLandandWaterBoardhasuntilMay19todecidewhetherornottoapproveanapplicationbyCalgary-basedHuskyEnergytofrackuptofourexploratorywellsintheSahtuoverthenextveyears.alreadyhastwoverticalwell-sitesabasecampairstripwinteraccessroadall-weatherroadandbargeaccess.Ifapprovedthecompanyplanstobeginconstructiononthetwonewwellpadsthissum-mer.Theprogramisslatedforcompletionbysummer2018.Huskyanticipatesthedrillingprogramwillrequireatotalof29240cubicmetresofwaterperyearfortwowellstobedrawnfromtheMackenzieRiverandonegroundwaterwell.WhatwillbethealternativeforjobsbusinessesandeconomicsiftheEAisconsidered...Realisticallywearemovingintoaneweraofourlifestyle.SahtuMLANormanYakeleyaIndustryOilGasPhotoRogerOdgaardFacebookConocoPhillipsapplicationtofrackupto10morewellsonitsleasenearNormanWellswasdeemedlackinginnecessaryinformationonwatersourcingconsultationandwellsites.ratherthanbytransportingitoutoftheterritoryviatruck.Whilethedehydratedwastebyproductwillbetransportedouttoasumpthetreatedwaterwillbereturnedtotheenvironment.HuskyalreadyenteredintoaccessagreementswiththeTu-litaDistrictLandCorp.in2011.TheSlaterRiverleaseisadjacenttoConocoPhillipsdrillingpropertywherethersthorizontalfrackingwasdonethiswinter. MPcallsforbetteraviationsafetystandardsintheNorthBuyersspurndiscountedlotsinYellowknifesEnglebusinessdistrictTransportationSafetyPoliticsMunicipal8TuesdayMay62014ByJACKDANYLCHUKWithjustahandfuloften-antssinceitopenedalmostadecadeagotomeetanticipateddemandforindustrialandcommerciallandtheEngleBusinessDistricthasbecomeYellowknifeswhiteelephant.Lastweek18lotsinthein-dustrialparkonthecityssouth-ernankagainfailedtoattractasinglebidderdespitetheofferofpricediscountstaxbreaksandextendeddevelopmenttime.Asalein2009alsofailedtodrawbuyers.Theecon-omywasinrecessionandcityofcialsalsopointedtothelackofacompletedroadtothedistrictfromHwy.3.DehChoBlvd.isnowpavedandprovidesquickaccessthroughthequietdistricttothebustlingKamLakeindustrialzonebuttheresultwasthesame.Fivelotsintherstofthebusinessdistrictsthree-phaseshavebeendevelopedRTLRobinsonstankfarmastorageareaforARSTruck-ingSuperiorPropanetheSPCAanimalshelterandarockpileareclusteredonasingleblock.NationalEmergencyPreparednessWeekMay4to102014Emergencypreparednessiseveryonesresponsibility.Afteralongcoldwinterresidentswanttoheadoutsidetoenjoythewarmerweather.Itsalsoatimetoremindresidentsoftheimportanceofbeingpersonallyprepared.Inspringtimethereisanincreasedrisktoresidentsfromunpredictableweatherandmeltingiceandsnow.Dontletspringenjoymentturnintotragedy.Therearemanythingsyoucandotobepreparedmakeaplanmakeakitchecktheweatherforecastandtellpeoplewhereyouaregoingandwhenyouwillbeback.BepreparedandenjoyyourspringtimeactivitiesBeyRobertC.McLeodMinisterMunicipalandCommunityAffairsFormoreinformationandresourcesaboutemergencypreparednessortoentertheEmergencyPreparednessWeekContestvisitwww.maca.gov.nt.ca.OnthedaythelatestlandofferingclosedlastweekDehChoBlvd.wasquietandlightlytraveled.Amunicipalenforcementofcermanningaspeedtraphadlittletodobutenjoythesunnyday.WhenheannouncedthelatestsaleMayorMarkHeckpresentedthedistrictasstra-tegicallysituatedandcom-petitivelypricedmakingitidealforcommercialorin-dustrialbusinesseslookingtoestablishorgrowtheiroperationsinYellowknife.Lotpriceshaventbudgedsince2009whenthecityasked177307and440015for1.2-acreand3.7-acrelots.Thelat-estofferingwas177307fora1.5-acrelotand411.610fora3.6-acrelotwithadiscountof5percentforonelotand15percentforthreeormore.Tosweetenthedealthecitydoubledthetimeforacquiringadevelopmentpermittotwoyearsfromthepossessiondate.Italsogavebuyersaslongasfouryearstocompletecon-structionanddiscountedtaxesforsevenyearsstartingwithafullholidayintherstyear.Thecitypreviouslyloosenedlandscapingrequirementsandgavedeveloperstheoptiontopreservenaturalareasinlieuofplantingtreesandblastingawayrocktoleveltheentirelot.AnATVtrailparallelsDehChoBlvd.andthecityhasplanstodeveloptheareasrecreationpotentialwithmoretrailsandlinkittoothergreenzonesinthecapital.ByMARIACHURCHInlightofanewsurveyhighlightingincreasingcon-cernamongCanadasaviationinspectorsovergapsinTrans-portCanadarulesWesternArcticMPDennisBeving-tonhasrenewedcallsforanairlineoperationalinspectortobestationedintheNorth.ThesurveyreleasedApr.24wasco-sponsoredbytheCanadianFederalPilotsAsso-ciationCFPAandtheUnionofCanadianTransportationEmployees.Itfoundthat67percentofaviationinspectorsbelieveCanadascurrentsys-temforairlineinspectionunderSafetyManagementSystemsSMSincreasesthechancesofamajoraviationaccidentupfrom61percentin2007.MinisterLisaRaittshouldseethisasamajorredag.WevealreadyseenthemajoraccidentinspectorsfearedwhenaFirstAirjetcrashedinNun-avutin2011.ThenextcrashcouldbeinTorontoorsomeothermajorCanadiancityDanielSlunderpresidentoftheCFPAsaidinanewsrelease.AccordingtotheCFPASMSwasintroducedin2008asanadditionallayerofsup-portontopofregularopera-tionaloversightbyTransportCanadabutfacedwithaseri-ousshortageofinspectorsthedepartmentnowreliesalmostsolelyonSMSauditsandin-terviewswithairlinestaff.Thesurveyfound85percentofrespondentsbelieveairtrav-elersarenowexposedtohigherriskunderTransportCanadasaviationSMSupsignicantlyfrom67percentin2007.KarineMartelmediarela-tionsofcerwithTransportCanadasaidinanemailtoTheJournalthatthedepartmentin-spectsthousandsofsmallandlargeairlineseachyearandiscondenttheyhaveenoughin-spectorstomaintainCanadasstrongaviationsafetyrecord.ReviewneededintheNorthBevingtonwhoservedasfederaltransportationcriticfrom2008to2011saidthesurveyhighlightsagrowingconcernsur-roundingTransportCan-adasoperationalsafetystandardswhichkeenlyaffectstheNorthwhereflightisamainmethodoftransportationtoremotefly-incommunities.IvealwayshadconcernsaboutthefactthattherearenooperationalinspectorsintheNorthwestTerritorieshesaidinaninterviewwithTheJournal.BevingtonsaidwiththecurrentSMSsystemin-spectorscomeupfromthesouthtoperformauditsonNorthernairlinesbutthoseinspectorsareunderstaffedandoverworked.Theyvealwaysbeenshortofinspectors...throughoutthesystemeventodothepaper-workletalonegettingpeopleoutthereactuallyengagingthepilotsanddoingtheinter-mittentinspectionshesaid.Bevingtonpointedtoanum-beroffatalcrashesintheNorthasevidenceoftheneedforareviewofoperationalinspec-tionprocedures.IdeallytheNorthwouldhaveanopera-tionalinspectorbasedinoneofthethreeterritorieshesaid.Mechanicalinspectionsaredoneandthatsgoodbutifyoulookatthepastrecordoftheairplanesthatcrashwehaventhadamechani-calfailurefatalityBev-ingtonsaid.In2011threefatalairplanecrashesoccurredintheNorthallduetofactorsthatincludedpilotoperationalerror.Arecentlyreleasedre-portfromtheTransporta-tionSafetyBoardinAprilfoundthathumanerrorandtheabsenceofclearpoliciesorproceduresallowingarstofcertotakecontrolcon-tributedtotheAugust2011crashofaFirstAirBoeing737duringanattemptedland-inginResoluteBaythatkilled12peopleonboardincludingthetwopilots.AccordingtoCFPATrans-portCanadasreviewofFirstAirsSMSin2009gavetheairlinetheOK.SurveyshouldbetakenwithgrainofsaltStephenNourseexecutivedirectoroftheNorthernAirTransportAssociationNATArepresentingairlinesintheNorthsaidthesurveyresultsshouldbetakenwithagrainofsaltandarenottheviewacrosstheindustry.SpecicallytheideathatSMShaslimitedaviationin-spectorsabilitiesiswronghesaid.TherealityisthataTransportCanadainspectorcomingintoaSMSsystemactuallyhasmoretoolstoconductaninspection.TheyneverlostanyoftheiroldonesNoursesaid.HesaidNATAsconcernisnotaboutairlinesafetybutthatTransportCanadaisun-derfundedwhichresultsinabacklogoffederalapprovalprocessingforeachairlinesinternalsafetyinspectionschecksandtraining.Becausetheyvebeencutsoleanandthesafetyandin-spectionsideofcoursehastotakepriorityitscripplingtheindustryonacommercialbasisNoursesaid.TheCFPAsurveywasconductedonlinebyAba-cusDatathroughemailsinEnglishandFrenchtoli-censedpilotsandtechnicalinspectorsbetweenFeb.13andMar.14.Theresponserateamonglicensedpilotswas60percentand23percentfortechnicalinspectors.PhotoJackDanylchukPhotoAbdallahhAnewsurveyofCanadasaviationinspectorspointstothe2011FirstAircrashinNunavutasanindicationthatthecurrentinspectionsystemisinadequate.OnlyahandfuloftenantshaveboughtlandintheEngledistrict. AvalongrantedlandusepermitforrareearthmineIndustryMiningIndustryMining9TuesdayMay62014AKLAVIKBEHCHOKOCOLVILLELAKEDELINEEAGLEPLAINSEKATIDIAMONDMINESENTERPRISEFORTGOODHOPEFORTLIARDFORTMCPHERSONFORTPROVIDENCEFORTRESOLUTIONFORTSIMPSONFORTSMITHGAMETIHAYRIVERINUVIKJEANMARIERIVERKAKISALUTSELKENAHANNIBUTTENORMANWELLS2011NationalAwardWinner2011BestAll-RoundinCanada2012TopThreeOverallinCanada2012BestEnvironmentalWriting2011CCNACANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2011CMCAAUDITEDYourSourceforNorthernNewsFindtheJournalinthesecommunitiesthroughouttheNorthPAULATUKSACHSHARBOURTROUTLAKETSIIGEHTCHICTUKTOYAKTUKTULITAULUKHAKTOKWEKWEETIWHATIWRIGLEYYELLOWKNIFEBytellingthestoriesofNorthernersweremakingourcommunitiesstrongerByMEAGANWOHLBERGToronto-basedKennadyDi-amondsishappilyadvancingwithexploratorydrillingworkatits100percent-ownedKen-nadyNorthdiamondprojectlocated280kmnortheastofYellowknife.Thecompanyannouncedlastweekthatover16tonnesofhighqualitykimberlitehadbeenrecoveredfromtheKelvinsitelocatedneartheGahchoKudiamondminecurrentlyunderdevelopmentbyDeBeersnorthofLutselKe.Wecontinuetomakeen-couragingprogresswiththelargerdiameterdrillingun-derwayattheKelvinkimber-liteandhavetodaterecoveredover16tonnesoftheplanned25tonnemini-bulksampleKennadyDiamondsCEOPat-rickEvanssaidinastatementlastweek.Whileunusuala4.3-tonnesamplerecoveredfromtheKelvinkimberlitein2013didreturnasamplegradeof5.38caratspertonnewhichisex-ceptionallyhighEvanssaid.EvanssaidthecompanyisparticularlyexcitedaboutByMEAGANWOHLBERGAvalonRareMetalsjumpedanotherregula-toryhurdlelastweekforitsNechalachorareearthele-mentsmineintheNWTbutmovingforwardisstillcontingentontheprojectre-ceivingsufcientnancing.ThecompanywasawardeditsClassAlandusepermitlastWednesdaytobeginpre-con-structionworkatitsproposedminesiteeastofYellowknifeatThorLakeonthenorthshoreofGreatSlaveLake.ThepermitissuedbytheMackenzieValleyLandandWaterBoardallowsAvalontostartphasinginlowim-pactactivitiesincludingsitepreparationsettingupacampandearlydevelopmentonthemineandinfrastruc-turesuchasroadspowerandwatertreatment.AvalonsCEOandpresi-dentsaidthepermitrepre-sentsanothermilestoneintheongoingdevelopmentoftheprojectthoughmuchstillhangsonthemineattractingthenecessaryinvestments.Thispermitallowsustoproceedwiththeworknec-essaryin2014tokeeptheprojectonscheduletoachievecommercialoperationsby20172018hesaid.Realizingthisgoalwillultimatelydependonwhenallprojectnancingisinplace.Certainlytimelyreceiptofallnecessarypermitsandlicenceshelpsmitigateperceivedinvestmentrisk.Capitalexpenditurestobuildtheprojectincludinghydrometallurgicalprocess-ingandreningcapacityareexpectedtoamounttoap-proximately1.575billion.Currentlythereare111.8millionoutstandingsharesfortheprojectwithamarketcapof70.4million.Sinceacquiringtheprop-ertyin2005Avalonhasin-vestedover95milliontofurtherexploreanddevelopNechalachochangingitsplansoverthelastcoupleofyearstomakeitmoreattrac-tivetoinvestors.WhiletheinitialplanforNechalachowastosetupahydrometallurgicalplantatthedefunctPinePointminesiteintheNWTthecom-panyannouncedlastyearitwouldbeshippingminedoredirectlysouthtoLouisianaforprocessing.Costswerereducedbyabout350millioninearlyMarchwhenthecompanyenteredintoa10-yearpartnershipwithFrenchrareearthreningcompanySolvaytoprocessthecompanysrareearthconcen-trateintopurerareearthoxides.Underthebindingagree-mentAvalonwillshipcon-centratefromitsplantinLou-isianatoLaRochelleFrancetoberenedandprovidingSolvaywithrstdibsonpur-chasingthemetals.ThosenotboughtbySolvaywillbesoldbyAvalonanddeliveredfromtheplantinFrance.BubarsaidtheagreementreducesthetechnicalriskandcostsassociatedwithbuildingcommissioningandoperatingadedicatedREErareearthelementsreneryfortheNechalachoprojectmakingthewholeprojectalessriskyandmoreattrac-tiveinvestmentopportunity.Thenewplanwillbein-corporatedintoanupdatedtechnicalreportinmid-2014.CompanyawaitswaterlicenceAvalonanticipatesaClassBwaterlicencetodrawwateranddisposeofwasteaspartofthelaterphasesoftheprojectwillbeissuedinthenearfutureandishopefulitwillsecurefullconstructionandoperationpermitsbyearly2015.Basedontheco-operativeapproachandresponsivenessexperiencedtodatewiththeMVLWBstaffwedonotan-ticipateanysignicantdelaysinachievingthisgoalsaidMarkWisemanAvalonsvice-presidentofsustainability.Acomprehensivefeasibil-itystudyafullenvironmentalassessmentandsubsequentfederalapprovalfortheminewerecompletedlastyear.Theexpectedminelifeoftheprojectissetat20yearsbasedon14.6milliontonnesofprovenandprobablemin-eralreservesmeasuredandindicatedatthesite.IfcompletedtheprojectwillbetherstlargeproducerofheavyrareearthelementsoutsideofChina.Rareearthelementsareusedinthemanufacturingofelec-tronicssuchascellphonescomputersandLEDlights.KennadyunearthinghighqualityNWTdiamondstheunusualrecoveryofasinglecolourlesstransparentdiamondmeasuring1mmindiameterfromthecoreoftheKelvinholeatadepthofap-proximately114metres.ThatsampleisbeingsenttoSaskatchewanforlabanaly-siswhereitwillbeweighedmeasuredandphotographed.Approximately5500metresofdrillinghavebeencompletedattheKelvinsitetodatere-sultinginover16tonnesofrecoveredkimberlitedespitehavingyettodiscovertherootofthekimberlitepipeknownasafeederdyke.Evanssaidtheresultsarequitepositive.TheKelvinlargerdiameterdrillingiscontinuingtorecoverwideinterceptsinverticalandnearverticalholeswhichisveryencouraginghesaid.Wearehopefulthatthever-ticaldrillingwillhelpidentifythefeederpipesystemoftheKelvinkimberlitewhichhasyettobediscovered.Moreencouraginganom-alieshavebeenidentifiedaboveasecondkimberlitecalledFaraday.Evanssaidthecompanyispleasedwithwhathasbeendiscoveredsofarandisaimingtoestablishcontinuityacrossthe1-kmstrikebymovingoneofitsdrillrigsfromKelvintotheFaradaycorridor.Basedonthedrillingcom-pletedtodateKennadyishopingtondbetween5and8milliontonnesofkimberliteintheKelvin-Faradaycorridoraswellasotherkimberlites.Adrillprogramconductedlastyearreturnedexceptionalgradesamplesaccordingtothecompanyreturningagradeof5.38caratspertonnefroma4.3tonnesampleofKelvinkimberlite.Asmaller116-kgsamplefromFaradayre-turnedagradeof11.23caratspertonne.ThethreelargestdiamondsrecoveredfromKelvinthusfarhavebeena2.48caratoff-whitetransparentoctahedrala1.06caratoff-whitebrokenaggre-gateanda0.90caratoff-whitetransparentirregular.Therecoveryofdiamondsofthissizeandqualityfroma4.3tonnesampleisveryen-couragingnotedthecompanyinitsstatement.PhotocoutesyofAvalonRareMetalsAnexplorationcamprestsatThorLakethesiteofAvalonsproposedNechalachorareearthelementsminesituatedapproximately280kmeastofYellowknife.Realizingthisgoalwillultimatelydependonwhenallprojectnancingisinplace.Certainlytimelyreceiptofallnecessarypermitsandlicenceshelpsmitigateper-ceivedinvestmentrisk.DonBubarAvalonRareMetals 10TuesdayMay62014ByMARYWALDENAfterknockingoff1200kmin28daysonarunfromInuviktoWhitehorseyoudthinkBradCaribouLegsFirthmightwanttohanguphiscaribouhideshinpadsstrappedneatlyonwithleatherlashingatleastforabit.Butyoudbewrong.NosoonerhadtheGwichinlongdistancerunnerarrivedonthebanksoftheYukonRiverindowntownWhite-horselastTuesdaythanhewaschattingupplanstoextendhisRunforthePeelawarenesscampaignoverthesummer.CometheendofMayFirthplanstolaceupagainandtriplethedistance-thistimefromVancouvertoIn-uvikwhichisabout3850kmbyroad.Iwanttobringthistoanationallevelhetoldsup-porterswhoturnedouttogivehimanunofcialhe-roswelcometotheYukonscapital.Justthatdayhedclocked70kmtocompletetherun.Hesaidhedhitthewallaroundthe50-kmmarkandhadatoughtimecontinuingon.Luckilyforhimaboutahalf-dozenkeenyoungrun-nersshowedupaboutthentojoinhimforthenalleg.FirthwroteonhisFace-bookpagethatreceivingthatkindofsupportduringthetoughestpartofthejourneywasoverwhelming.Ihadtoholdbackmytearstwotimeswhilerunningwiththeyouthhewrote.TheycarriedmeintoWhitehorselikeyoungwarriorswhenIwantedtothrowinthetowel.Mostdaysheranatleasttheequivalentofamarathon-42kmor26miles-ormore.Onaveragehekeptasteadypaceofabout10kmanhour.Hisfaithfulfour-leggedcompanionTrixiewhohadmatchedhimstep-for-stepformuchofthetripwasrel-egatedtothesupportvehicleforthenaldayduetoheavytrafc.InsteadthesmalldogrodeshotgunoverthebundleoflettersfromPeelsupport-ersintheMackenzieDeltawhichweredestinedforthedeskofYukonPremierDar-rellPasloskiwithwhomtherunnerwasexpectedtomeetonMonday.AlthoughFirthhasdeepfamilytiestothewatershedhestakenaroundaboutroutetoadvocatingforitsprotec-tion.RaisedinInuvikhelatermovedtoVancouverandwassoonsuckedintotheabyssofthenotoriousDowntownEast-side.Hecreditsarenewedin-terestinrunningwithhelpinghimcrawloutoftheaddictionsholeandnowstayclean.LastfallhereturnedtotheNorthandmadeheadlineswitha720-kmrunfromFortSmithtoYellowknife.AfterspendingthewintertraininginInuvikhestarteddowntheDempsterHighwayApr.2onhisrunforthePeel.HevisitedcommunitiesalongthewayincludingFortMcPhersonAklavikTsiigehtchicDawsonCityandMayo.Severaldaysafterarriv-inginWhitehorsehissup-portersheldafeastinhishonour.ArallywasalsoheldoutsidetheYukongovernmentbuildingMon-daywhenhedeliveredtheletters.Yukonportionofthetrans-boundaryregionviolatestheYukonFirstNationslandclaim.RepresentedbyleadingAb-originalrightslawyerThomasBergertheFirstNationsarguethegovernmentviolatedtheCaribouLegskeentocarryonPeelprotectionrunEnvironmentWatershedsHisrunfromVancouvertoInuvikwilllikelytakehimmostofthesummer.HellbeontheroadwhenthePeellanduseplanlawsuitgoestotrialinYukonSupremeCourtJuly711.TwoYukonFirstNationsMayosNa-choNyakDunandDawsonsTrondekHwechinalongwiththeYukonCon-servationSocietyandCPAWS-YukonledthesuitinJanuaryaftertheterritorialgovernmentdecidedtoopenmostofthere-giontoindustrialdevelopment.Theysaythegovernmentsnewlanduseplanforthelanduseplanningprocesslaidoutintheconstitutionally-pro-tectedlandclaimagreementswhenitrejectedajointly-developedplantoprotectthewatershedandreplaceditwithapro-developmentblueprint.Theprecedentsettingcaseisexpectedtohaveimplica-tionsnotonlyforthefutureofthePeelwatershedbutformodern-daytreatiesacrossCanadasNorth.TheNWTsGwichinTribalCouncilsaysitalsoplanstotakecourtactionbutisstilldecidingwhichlegalroutetotake.PhotoMaryWaldenIhadtoholdbackmytearstwotimeswhilerunningwiththeyouth.Theycar-riedmeintoWhitehorselikeyoungwar-riorswhenIwantedtothrowinthetowel.BradCaribouLegsFirthBradCaribouLegsFirthstaystruetohisnamesakesportinggenuinecaribouhideshinpadsasherunsoveroneofthemanybridgescrossedonhis1200-kmjourneyfromInuvikthroughthePeelwatershedtoWhitehorse. EnvironmentWatersheds11TuesdayMay62014ByMARIACHURCHPolkadotsswirlsandstripesinanarrayofbrightpaintshavegivenlifetohundredsofwoodenshthatwillsoonadornJosephBurrTyrrellJBTelementaryschoolschainlinkfencebutthestudentsknowtheirartprojectisaboutmorethanjustdecoration.Thesoon-to-beoutdoormuralofshisalsoastatementaboutwatershedprotection.Thewholeideaofthemuralismeanttobeavisualreminderforthecommunitytohelptakecareofourwaterandstayin-formedofitStephanieYuillprojectorganizerandpubliced-ucationspecialistwithEnviron-mentandNaturalResourcestoldTheJournal.Theartprojectispartofaneco-educationprogramcalledStreamofDreamsthatbeganinBurnabyBCin1988afteranunidentiedpersondumpedtoxicmaterialdownastormdrainresultinginthedeathof5000sh.Achainlinkfencewaserectedaroundtheaffectedareaandresidentsorganizedtohavechildrenpaint5000woodenshandattachthemtothefencetoremindpeopleoftheshhabitatnearby.AsmoreandmorepeoplejumpedonboardtheStreamofDreamsMuralsSocietywasbornwiththegoalofeducatingcommunitiesontheimportanceofwatersheds.SincethenhundredsofschoolsinmultipleprovincesandtheUnitedStateshaveparticipatedintheStreamofDreamsprojectincludingJHSissonselementaryschoolinYellowknifewhichattacheditsmurallastfall.YuillwasinFortSmithlastweektobringthepro-gramtoJBTschoolwiththehelpofFortSmithswater-shedmanagementstudentsDaltonBeamishJeremyBeamishAlexMarieandRyanDavidEvans.ThefourFortSmithstudentsarepartofaprogrambytheCentreforIndigenousEnvironmen-talResearchthatempowersyouthtotakealeadershiproleinprotectingCanadaswatersheds.Yuillandthefouryoungwaterleadersintroducedtheconceptofwatershedstotheelementarystudentsandoversawthepaintingofeachbrightaquaticmasterpiece.TheendgoalforthemuralofshistomakewavesinthecommunityYuillsaid.Wehavetothinkaboutourownbehaviours.Whathap-penstoFortSmithgoestoFortResolutionandeventuallycanendupinTuktoyaktukshesaid.Wejusthappentobedownstreamoftheoilsandsbutwearealsoupstreamoflotofothercommunities.YuillwillbebackinFortSmithinJuneafterthewoodenshhavebeenthor-oughlyshellackedtoassem-bletheStreamofDreamsonJBTschainlinkfence.FortSmithstudentsgetcraftyforwaterprotectionEnvironmentClimateChangeByMEAGANWOHLBERGEuropeanresearchersarecollectingdataintheskiesaboveInuvikandTuktoyak-tukwiththehopesofbetterpredictingtheeffectsofcli-matechange.Morethan20researchersfromGermanyandFrancearecurrentlyintheregionaspartoftheRadiationAero-solCloudExperimentintheArcticCircledubbedtheRACEPACcampaign.Theirgoalcollectdataonthewarmingandcoolingef-fectsofcloudstobetterpre-dictdecreasingseaicecoverandrisingtemperatures.Globalwarmingisam-pliedintheArcticex-plainedProf.ManfredWen-dischoftheUniversityofLeipzigwhoisleadingtheresearcheffort.TheArc-ticisahotspotforclimateresearch.SeaicecoverintheArctichasdecreaseddramaticallysince1950andaveragetem-peratureshaveincreasedmoreintheregionthanal-mostanywhereelseintheworld.WendischcalledthisphenomenonArcticamplicationandsaiditsoneofthereasonsresearch-ershavetraveledsofartocollectthisdata.Therearesomespecialcon-ditionsintheNorthinclud-inglowsunhighreectionofsolarradiationatthegroundlowtemperaturesandmostimportantlytotheRACEPACresearchersuniquecloudconditions.Cloudsactindifferentwaysherehesaid.LowcloudsintheArcticalmostalwayshaveawarmingef-fectcomparedtofurthersouthwheretheyusuallyhaveacoolingeffect.TheRACEPACteamisusingtwoairplanesonetoythroughcloudsandan-othertoyabovethem.Thefirstcollectsinformationonthecloudspropertieswhethertheyaremadeoficeraindropsorbothandthesecondmeasuresthereectivityorradiationoftheclouds.ItwilltakeabouttwoyearstoanalyzeandpublishthedataWendischsaidbutonceinvestigatedthend-ingscouldhelpexplainwhyglobalwarmingisampliedintheArctic.Thendingscouldalsoprovidemuch-neededdataforclimatechangepredictionmodelssomeofwhichestimatethatby2050Arcticseaicecoulddisappearcompletely.Youcannevertrustthemodelwithouthavingsomemeasurements.WithoutmoredataitspurespeculationWendischsaid.Thesecloudsmakealotoftrouble.Thatmeansweneedtoknowwhatsinsidetheclouds.Theplanescanlogupto60hoursofighttimeeachtranslatingtoroughly15expeditionsoverthecom-ingweeks.TheRACEPACcampaignisacombinedeffortoftheUniversityofLeipzigtheAlfredWegenerInstitutetheJlichResearchCen-tretheKarlsruheInstituteofTechnologytheGermanAerospaceCentretheMaxPlanckInstitutetheUniver-sityofMainzandtheLab-oratoryofPhysicalMeteo-rologyapartoftheObser-vatoryofthePhysicsoftheGlobeatClermontFerrandinFrance.ResearcherslooktoskiestopredictclimatechangeGermanandFrenchresearchersarevisitingInuvikthisspringtoresearchthepropertiesandreectivityofcloudsinthehopesofbetterpredictingclimatechange.PhotocourtesyofRACEPACPhotosMariaChurchJBTelementarystudentscheckouttheirhandiworkfortheStreamofDreamsenvironmentaleducationproject.JoyBenwellrightaddsstripesofcolourfulpainttohercardboardshatJBTelementaryschoolinFortSmithlastweek. SportsRecreationCycling12TuesdayMay62014CyclistshitthestreetsforfunrideinHayRiverByMEAGANWOHLBERGBikesaretunedupandreadytoridethissummerinHayRiverthankstoax-upandfunrideeventonSatur-dayputonbyEcologyNorthandthetown.Aroundadozencyclistsgatheredinfrontoftheli-brarySaturdayafternoontoworkontheirbikeswiththehelpofvolunteersskilledintheartofbicyclemaintenancebeforetakingoffforajoyousafternoongrouprideabouttowncelebratingtheendofalongwinter.Greasecleaningsuppliestoolsandallsortsofextraequipmentfromtirepatchkitsandinnertubestoextrapedalsandchainswereavail-abletothecyclingenthusiastswiththehopethatabetterridewillleadtomoretwo-wheeledtransportationoutonthestreetsandtrailsthissummer.Yourbikenotbeinginshapeisahugedeterrentes-peciallyifpeoplehaveleftitoutsideoverthewinteranditsgottenallsnowyandmaybealittlerustysaidKimRapatimanagerofEcologyNorthinHayRiver.IveheardpeoplesaybeforeIvegotabikebutitsnotworkingwellornoteasytoride.Bikesareprettysimplemachinesandifyouknowalittlebitabouthowitworksitcanbefairlysimpletotuneitupandtoadjustafewthings...andmakeitrunreallywellagain.Rapatisaidthepopularityofbikesisgrowinginthecom-munitybutshewantstoseemorepeopletakeupgreenerwaysofgettingaround.Theresafewreallydedi-catedpeopleIknowwhobikeacrosstownandlotsofkidswhohavefunonourtrailswiththeirbikesbutEcologyNorthreallywantstoencour-agemorepeopletogetoutandbikeespeciallyinthesum-meriftheyregoingtoworkbecauseourtownsnotthatbigsoitstotallybikeableshesaid.Besidestheenvironmentalbenetsofreducinggreen-housegasesandtheuseoffos-silfuelsRapatisaidcyclingisalsogoodforpeopleshealthandbankaccounts.Thiseventismeanttokick-startpeopleintogettingintothehabitofbikingaroundmore.Itsnotonlygoodfortheenvi-ronmentyouarealsospend-ingwaylessmoneyatthegasstationandyourealsogettinginshapeandgettingsomesunwhichisalwaysimportantshesaid.Saturdaymarkedthesec-ondtimeEcologyNorthhashostedabikeworkshopwithfundingfromEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesbutthersttimetheTownofHayRiverhasbeenonboard.Thetownsrecreationpro-grammerEmmaHarpersaidshelikestoteamupwithothergroupstopoolresourcesforeventsespeciallythosethatprovideopportunitiesforphysi-calactivity.Imalwayslookingforeventsthatwecanrunthatarephysicallyactiveandgearedtowardsfamiliessothiseventjustseemedlikeareallynicetshesaid.WhileHayRiversuffersfromsomeofthesameprob-lemsasothersmallerNortherntownslikealackofsidewalksdisconnectedtrailsandnarrowstreetsRapatisaidgettingmorepeopleoutontheexist-ingroadandtrailsystemisagoodincentiveforthetowntobeginmoreworktoimproveitsbike-friendlyinfrastructure.Whentheresagapinthetrailitsalsoadeterrentbe-causeyoudontwanttobikethatcertainpartoftownwheretheroadnarrowsandthereslotsoftrafcshesaid.Themorepeoplethatareoutusingthetrailsystemthemoredemandthereistodevelopsomebetterbikingconditions.Harpersaidthetowncur-rentlyhasmoneyallocatedforxingupthetrailssystemandisactivelyworkingonupgradestotheTransCanadaTrail.AnnaCunninghamaself-describedbikeenthusiastdisplaysthetravelmugshewonatafreebikeworkshopheldbytheTownofHayRiver.EcologyNorthprogrammanagerKimRapatiservicesabicyclechainatafreebiketune-upworkshopoutsidethelibraryinHayRiveronSaturdayafternoon.TownofHayRiverrecreationprogrammerEmmaHarperattachesasafetybelltothehandlebarsofabikeinpreparationforthegroupfunride.DanielMauricio13cleanslastyearsmudanddirtfromhisbiketogetreadyforthetrailsatthespringbiketune-upworkshop.PhotosScottClouthier 13TuesdayMay62014AuroraCollegegradscelebrateemotionalmilestoneinYellowknifeByBILLBRADENTwoandhalfhoursoftearyjoyandhighenergyswepttheExplorerHotellastSaturdayashundredsoffamilyandfriendscelebratedthecom-mencementofAuroraCol-legesNorthSlaveCampusclassesof2014.Toddlersambleduptothestagetojointheirmomsforformalphotographsandwhoopsapplauseandulula-tionsfollowedeachgraduateastheyacceptedscrollsfromCollegePresidentJaneAry-chukCollegeGovernorDaveMillertheirprogramleadersandDanaHeidiAssociateDeputyMinisterofEduca-tionCultureandEmployment.Staffandstudentsalsoawardedtheirpeerswithseveralspecialawards.TanyaSilkeofYellow-knifeearnedtheStudentLeadershipAwardforout-standingvolunteeringno-tablyforleadingtheLife-guardsforLodunecam-paign.TheInnovationandCollegeImprovementAwardwenttoDevelop-mentalStudiesinstructorHughMoloneyforhisworkinstartingAboriginallan-guageschooling.TheInstructionalExcel-lenceAwardwaspresentedtolong-timeeducatorMiekeCameronthecampusSeniorEnglishInstructorandtheClinicalExcellenceawardfromthenursingfacultywenttoLori-AnnKingofYellow-knife.TheAvensSeniorsSheilaBrodersawardhon-ouringthememoryofadedi-catednursewaspresentedtoDelinegraduateHelenMena-chowhowillbejoiningtheAvensstafffulltime.ThegraduateshailedfromeightNWTcommu-nitiesalongwithYukonNewfoundlandQuebecandBritishColumbia.Inall44studentswerecele-brated15inBusinessandLeadershipthreefromtheschoolofEducationand26inHealthandHumansServices.EducationAuroraCollegeGradHughMoloneyembraceshisdaughtersasheacceptstheCollegesInnovationandCol-legeImprovementAwardfromGovernorDaveMillerandpresidentJaneArychuk.FacultymembersandBusinessandLeadershipgraduatesanxiouslyawaitthestartoftheceremonyonSaturdayafternoon.Atotalof15studentsgraduatedfromtheprogramalongwiththreefromtheschoolofEducationand26inHealthandHumanServices.YellowknifeelderBeshaBlondinembracesherfriendMariaMc-SwainaPersonalSupportWorkergraduatefromFortMacPherson.PhotosBillBradenJessicaFieldofFortProvidencebrimswithprideandtearsafterreceivingherCommunityHealthRepresenta-tiveCerticatefromGovernorDaveMillerandcollegepresidentJaneArychuk. IndustryTourism14TuesdayMay62014ByMARIACHURCHAnewly-launchedcom-munitytourisminitiativeinDelinethatwillsoonseethecommunityshowingoffitscultureandnaturalbeautywillhopefullybecomeatrendset-terforremotetourismprojectsintheNorthsayitsbackers.DestinationDelineatour-ismpartnershipoftheDe-lineLandCorp.GreyGooseLodgeandBC-basedtourismconsultantsHotkeyMarketingGroup-withsupportfromtheGWNTdepartmentofIndus-tryTourismandInvestment-hasbeenintheworksforjustoverayearandwillbeginwel-comingtouriststhissummer.JackieFrederickpresidentofHotkeysaidDelineispio-neeringaNorthernintroductionofcommunitytourismthaten-couragesvisitorstoimmersethemselvesinaremoteculture.IbelievethatDelinewillbetheposterchildforwhatthesecommunitiescando.TheresnothingquitelikeitandDelineisdoingitwithalotofthoughtshesaid.Fredericksaidthetourismprojectisuniqueinthatitcameaboutafterextensiveconsulta-tionwiththepeopleofDelinewhostipulatedtherewouldhaveDestinationDelineaposterchildforcommunitytourismtobeminimalimpacttotheirday-to-daylivesandthattheen-vironmentwouldbeprotected.Inordertoensurethosefun-damentalsaremetthetourismprogramwillonlyrunduringthesummerwithhand-pickedgroupsthatfollowastructuredschedule.ForonlyfourweeksayearwearegoingtoaskDelinetowelcomeoutsid-ersinandtojustwalkalong-sidethem.Theyarenotde-velopingaprogramforthemtheyarejustallowingpeopletocomeinandparticipateFredericksaid.Pickingtherightguestsisessentialshesaid.Oneofthegroupspre-selectedfortheDestinationDelinepackageisElderhostel-aninterna-tionalnot-for-protorgani-zationthatconnectsseniorswitheducationaltourismandtravelopportunities.ChiefandcouncilonboardDelineChiefLeonardKennytoldTheJournalthatthetourismbusinessissimplyanextensionofwelcomingvisitorssomethingthecom-munityhasalwaysenjoyed.Kennysaidafewyearsbackthecommunityhadasurprisevisitfromagroupofaround15canoeistsmakingtheirwayuptherivertoGreatBearLake.Withoutanypre-planningthepeopleofDelinethrewtogetherawelcomingpartycompletewithabarbecuedrumdanceandstorytellingtowelcomethevisitors.Itsfromthoseexperiencesthatwewantedtogetmoreinvolvedwithtourism.ItsnotanewideaKennysaid.Wealwaystalkabouteco-nomicdevelopmentinourcommunityandthereislotsofopportunityinourregionbutwearelookingforsome-thingthatisgoingtosustainusinthelong-term.Tourismisanobviousonehesaid.ITIhappywithtourismpushAndyShortregionalsuper-intendentwithITIinNormanWellssaidtheprojectisexcitingfortheregionwhichhasbeenpigeonholedinrecentyearsassolelyanoilandgasmecca.ThisisabrandnewthingintheentireNorthwestTer-ritoriesthatwearegettingtourisminanAboriginalcommunityhesaid.ShortsaidITIhasbeenpushingformoretourismin-dustryintheNorthforyearsbutitsuptoeachcommunitytomakeithappen.AccordingtoFrederickDestinationDelinecametogetherinrecordtimeforatourismprogrambecausethecommunityalreadyhadthenecessaryinfrastructureon-handwithGreyGooseLodgeaswellasthepristinenaturalenvironmentandapreservedculturalwayoflife.ThepeopleofDeline-thechiefcouncilandcommunity-theyjustwanttosharewhotheyareandwhattheydobuttheyreremotesotheydonthaveachancetosharetheirstorieswithmanypeople.Thisisagreatwayforthemto-inaverycontrolledenvironment-sharetheirstorieswithgroupsofpeoplethatareinterestedcuriousandwilldenitelyberespectful.Itsjustaperfectblendshesaid.PhotoPatKaneWomenlearntobeadinDelinelastyearoneofseveralactivitiestheremotecommunitywilloffertoteachtouriststhissummer. Contestmarks10thanniversaryofHumanRightsActNWTHumanRightsCommissiongearingupforcomprehensivereviewJusticeHumanRights15TuesdayMay62014cascadegraphicsWemayhavechangedourlookbutwestillofferallthequalityproductsandservicesyouareusedtoplusmore.Answerafewmultiple-choicequestionsaboutemergencypreparednessforthechancetowinoneofthreeemergencykits.HowreadyareyouDontleaveittochance.www.maca.gov.nt.caNationalEmergencyPreparednessWeekKnowTHERISKS.Makeaplan.Beready.READYSETGOWhenanaturaldisasteroranemergencystrikeshowpreparedareyoutotakecareofyourfamilyandhomeTakeTheTestVisitwww.maca.nt.caByMARIACHURCHTheNWTHumanRightsCommissionhaslaunchedashowandtellcontesttocel-ebratethe10thanniversaryoftheNWTHumanRightsActenactedJuly12004.Thecontestaskspeopletosubmitanimageandastoryinoneoffourcatego-riesthatexploretheimpor-tanceofhumanrightslegisla-tioninNorthwestTerritoriescommunities.CharlesDentchairofthecommissionsaidthegoalofthecontestistotwofoldtostartadialogueabouthumanrightsacrosstheterritoryandtogaugeresidentsknowledgeoftheterritorysact.Oneofthemainpur-posesofthecommissioniseducationawarenesssooneofthegoalshereistofindoutjusthowawarepeopleareoftheNWTHumanRightsActanditsprovisionshesaid.Dentsaidtheshowandtellcontestisagoodformattoconnectwithresidentsbecauseitencouragespar-ticipantstolearnmoreabouttheactanddiscusswhatitmeanstothemandtotheircommunity.Thecontesthaspartici-pantssubmittheirworkinoneoffourcategoriesbuildingahealthycommu-nityhumanrightsheroesmyvisionfortheNWTandequalityis....Imagesubmissionscanin-cludemultipleformsofartsuchasphotographspaintingscollagesandillustrationsandstorysubmissionscanbeei-therwrittenororal.TheshowandtellcontestclosesmidnightonMay11.Onegrandprizewinnerwillre-ceivea128GBiPadAirandveregionalwinnerswillreceive32GBiPadMinis.Tenawardsofexcellencetwoineachre-gionwillalsobegivenout.CommissiontoundergoreviewInconjunctionwithits10-yearanniversarythecom-missionismovingforwardwithacomprehensivereviewonboththecommissionsworkandtheactitself.Thereviewwilltryandassessjusthowwellpeopleareawareoftheirrightsandourexistenceandhowtotakead-vantageofthecommissiontoprotecttheirrightsDentsaid.Wevedecidedafter10yearsitstherighttimetodothis.Thecommissionisoneofthreeseparateentitiesestab-lishedbytheNWTHumanRightsActalongwiththeof-ceoftheDirectorofHumanRightsandtheNWTHumanRightsAdjudicationPanel.Fivemembersmakeupthecommissionwiththegoalofofferingeducationadvocacyandadvicetopreventdis-criminationandincreaseun-derstandingoftheact.Thecomprehensivereviewisstillinitsinitialstagescurrentlyseekingproposalsfromoutsidesourcesandwilllikelybelaunchedwithinthenextfewmonths.Oneofthemainpurposesofthecom-missioniseducationawarenesssooneofthegoalshereistofindoutjusthowawarepeopleareoftheNWTHumanRightsActanditsprovisions.CharlesDentNWTHumanRightsCommissionPhotocourtesyofCharlesDentCharlesDentchairoftheNWTHumanRightsCommissionsaysthe10year-oldcommissionwillbeundergoingacomprehensivereview. 16TuesdayMay62014PlanningtoFireSmartorcleanuparoundyourhomecamporcabinthisspringorsummerYouneedapermittoburnbeoreburningtimberbrushgrassorotherdebrisoutsideomunicipallimits.GetareepermittoburnromyourregionalorlocalEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesofce.Permitstoburnwithinmunicipallimitsareavailableromyourtownhamletorbandofce.MoreinformationonFireSmartandburnpermitsisavailableon-lineatwww.nwtre.comorfromyourlocalENRofce.REMEMBEREVERYFIREISAPOTENTIALWILDLANDFIREHAZARD.DONOTLEAVEANYFIREUNATTENDED.PERMITTOBURNREQUIREDfromMay1toSeptember30MakingthemintonicewhitekidsGwichinhistorianexploresimpactsofschoolsonInuvikareaByMEAGANWOHLBERGCrystalFrasercouldhavebeensenttoliveinGrollierHallforschoolifshehadbeencomingfromasmallercommunityandnotalreadylivinginInuvik.TheinfamousresidentialschooldormitoryiswherehermotheradaughterofaresidentialschoolsurvivoralsostayedwhilegoingtoschoolawayfromherhomecommunityofTsiigehtchic.Thatswhythetopicofhoweducationwasusedtoassimi-lateandcolonizeindigenouspeoplesfromtheBeaufortDeltaregionissuchapointofinterestforFraseraGwichinhistoriancurrentlydoingherPhDresearchontheimpactsofchurchandstate-ledschool-ing-aswellaspointsofstu-dentresistance-inthearea.Therecertainlyisanin-tergenerationalfamilyap-proachthatIwanttotaketothisshesharedinaninter-view.TheresalotofpeopleIknowwhohavebeentouchedbythissubjectandIthoughtitwasprobablyagoodtime.Fraserwhoisinthenalstagesofherdoctoralre-searchattheUniversityofAl-bertasaidshealwaysknewherstudiesinhistorywouldaddressaNortherntopic-Iwantedtomakeacontribu-tionbacktotheNorth-butitwasin2011whentheTruthandReconciliationCommis-sionheldanationaleventinInuviktogathertestimonyonresidentialschoolexperi-encesthatFraserfoundherinspiration.IfollowedthemediaquitecloselyandafterlongtalkswithmyfamilyandmysupervisorIthoughtwhatbetterpersonthanonewhogrewupinthesystemwhoisindigenouswhosinthepositiontoconductthistypeofstudyshesaid.Ithoughtthatwouldbegreat.MakingthemintonicewhitekidsWhileshestillhastwoyearslefttoworkonherthesisFraserwasinYellowknifeatthePrinceofWalesNorthernHeritageCentrelastweektopresentherresearchcompiledfromarchivaldocumentsandinterviewswithover60peo-plefromtheregionincludingformerstudentsteachersandadministrators.Thetopicofthepresenta-tionMakingThemintoNiceWhiteKidshonedinonthecommonalityofcolonizationandassimilationtacticsem-ployedbybothchurchandstate-includingthefederalandter-ritorialsystems-between1950and1996aswellasmomentsandmethodsofsubversiveac-tionbythestudents.Herresearchindicatesthattheoriginalchurch-basedschoolinAklavikdifferedfromsouthernresidentialschoolsinthatwhilereligionEnglishandlabourweretheprimarycom-ponentsofclassroomeducationchildrenwerestillexposedtotraditionalculturebecausetheadministratorsweredependantuponlocalpeopleforsurvival.Thatchangedwhenthefed-eralgovernmenttookcontrolovereducationin1955-atimeofgreatinterestintheNorth.Thefederalgovernment...didanumberofinvestigationsandreportsanddecidedtostartbuildingsettlementstobringlocalindigenousfamiliesintocapitalismintomodernityandapartofthatwouldhavebeeneducationFrasersaid.Whileattemptstocreateamulticulturalcurriculumthatwasregion-specicbeganintheearly70saftertheGNWTtookovereducationFrasersaidthoseeffortslargelyfellat.Theyneverseemedtobeabletohavethenancialre-sourcesorthedeterminationtoactuallyseeitthroughtoim-plementationkindofafailedprojectifyouwillFrasersaid.Thoughitsdifculttomakegeneralizationsatthispointinherresearchasshehastwoyearslefttoworkonherthe-sisFrasersaidthetitleofthepresentation-aquotefromanAklavikman-sumsuptheex-perienceforalotofthestudentsshespokewith.Eventhoughinsomecom-munitiesamongsomefamiliesitwasnotalwaysrequiredforstudentstobesentawaytoresi-dentialschoolespeciallyunderthefederalgovernment-andtheGNWTwasstillusingthislanguageinthe1970s-thelan-guagewasthatthesechildrenneedtobeassimilated.Soitdenitelywasacolonialpolicythatwasstillineffectupuntilthe1970sshesaid.ThatsystemofassimilationspreadoutsidetheschoolandintocommunitygroupslikeGirlGuidesaswellFraserargues.OneofthepointsImakewiththeGirlGuidesisthatitactuallywasanextensionofcolonialeducationinthattheywerelookingtocreategoodCanadiancitizensandifGirlGuidescouldinstillasenseofnationalprideintheCanadianstateiftheycouldmaketheseNorthernkidsfeelclosertochildreninthesouthiftherewasaunifyingnarra-tivethateveryonecouldusethenyouwouldhaveagenera-tionofindividualsIsupposewhowereperhapsmoreas-similatedthanthegenerationbeforeshesaid.MomentsofresistanceWhileshesaidthecolo-nialeducationsystemhasbeenextremelypowerfulinshapingthepoliticalculturalandsociallandscapeoftheBeaufortDeltaincludingleavingalegacyofinter-generationaltraumainsomefamiliesherstudieshavealsounearthedmomentsofresistancewhethersuccess-fulornot.Thosemomentsincludeattemptsateeingschoolofwomenbecomingpreg-nantsotheycouldbesenthomeofoutrightrebellionattheresidencesandothersmallbutpowerfulactsofsubversionlikeoneshownbyayoungGwichinwomanatGirlGuidesShewastoldbyhertroopleaderthatshehadtotakeherbraidsoutbecauseitmadeherlooklikeanindianandsherefusedbecauseshewantedtorepresentherselfinacer-tainwayinfrontofherwhitefriendsFrasersaid.InfusingAboriginalvoicesinmodernhistoryThoughherresearchisnotintendedtobeacomprehensiveoverviewofeducationduringthetimeframeFrasersaidshewantsittostartaconversationandperhapsmovementonintergenerationalhealingforpeopleintheregionaswellasgivelivinglocalpeopleawaytoincludetheirstoriesinmodernhistory.TheresalonghistoryespeciallyamongAborigi-nalpeoplewhereresearcherscomeinandtakewhattheyneedandleaveandyouneverhearfromthemagain.Cer-tainlythatisnotsomethingthatIwanttoreproduceFrasersaid.Asahistoriantheresalargeemphasisonndingyoursourcesatyourarchiveswhetheritstheterritorialorthenationalarchivescollect-ingenoughwrittendocu-mentsthatyoureabletopiecethewrittenhistorytogetherandoralhistoriesaresortofleftuptoanthropologistsorethnologists.ButIthinkthatespeciallyifyourestudyingamoderntopicandtherearepeoplewhocanbringlivedexperiencesthosekindsofinsightstoyourprojectthatisofcriticalimportance.Notonlythatitisespe-ciallyimportanttocapturethevoicesofAboriginalpeoplebecausefortoolonghaveEurocentrichistoriansbeenspeakingonbehalfofAboriginalpeople.SoIdenitelywanttoinfusealocalindigenousvoiceintomyworkandletthepeoplespeakforthemselves.PhotocourtesyofCrystalFraserCrystalFraserspendstimeatafamilyshingcampnearTreeRiverusedbyherrelativesfromTsiigehtchic.EducationHistory EducationSchools17TuesdayMay62014NorthwestTerritoriesPowerCorporationREQUESTFORPROPOSALSL150TRANSMISSIONLINECLEARINGFORTSMITHNTRFPNO.21408SealedRFPsmarkedNorthwestTerritoriesPowerCorporationRFP21408willbereceivedattheofficesoftheNorthwestTerritoriesPowerCorporation4CapitalDriveHayRiverNTX0E1G2until400p.m.localtimeonMay262014.TheRFPconsistsofL150TransmissionLineClearingFortSmithNTasspecifiedintheRFPDocuments.Pleasenotethatsecurityisbeingrequestedintheformofabidbondandconsentofsuretyattenpercent10oftheproposalprice.Aperformancebondandlabourandmaterialsbondintheamountoffiftypercent50willberequiredofthesuccessfulproponent.RFPDocumentswillbeavailableonMay52014.PleasefaxoremailrequestfordocumentstoJamieHuntContractCoordinatorNorthwestTerritoriesPowerCorporationPhone867874-5211Fax867874-5251Emailjhuntntpc.comLowestoranyproposalnotnecessarilyaccepted.ByNATHALIEHEIBERG-HARRISONIttookfourhourstode-molish55yearsworthofhistoryinInuvikonFriday.ThedemolitionofSirAl-exanderMackenzieSchoolwhichdrewhundredsofon-lookersthroughoutthedaymarkedtheendofaneraandelicitedstrongemotionsfromthosewhoattendedtheschool.TheschoolreferredtosimplyasSAMSbylo-calsopenedin1959oneyearafterthecreationofthetownofInuvik.Sincethenithasbeencen-traltothetownshistoryandanot-to-be-missedlandmark.IthostedstudentsfrombothGrollierHallandStringerHallhostelswhocamefromacrosstheregiontoattendresidentialschool.NetaAllen18attendedSAMSfromkindergartentoGrade6andsaidtownwillfeeldifferentnowthatthelandmarkhasbeenleveled.Igrewupinthatschoolshesaid.Itsallgonenow.MelissaKisounwhoat-tendedtheschoolfrom1983to1990echoedAllenssentiments.Thosewereandalwayswillbethebestyearsofmylifeshesaid.PartofInu-vikshistorygoneonlymem-orieswillremain.Kisounfondlyremem-bersmovienightsNortherngamestalentshowsandteendancesheldattheschoolwhereboyswereinastraightlineononesideandgirlsontheother.InuvikschooldemolitiondrawsmixofemotionsSirAlexanderMackenzieSchooltopplesafter55yearsAttheageoftwoandahalfshewonherrstgoldmedalforjiggingintheSAMSgymnasiumandsaidshecanstillrememberthewordstoOComeallyefaithfulinInuvialuk-tunwhichsheperformedataChristmasconcertattheschool.TheschoolwhereIre-ceivedthebesteducationwhereImetandmadelife-longfriendshipstheschoolwhereRoxettewasthecoolestplayedartistatteendancessherecalled.VernFirthwhoattendedStringerHallfrom1968to1972wasvisiblymovedashestoodandwatchedthestructurecomedownandsaidhewishestheycouldhavekeptitupabitlonger.Itbringsbackalotofmemories.Alotofgoodfriendswenttothisschool.Itwasagoodschooltogotohesaid.Ittakesawayalotofthingswhenyoumoveit.Italsobringsclosuretoalotofthingsthatwentonwiththeresidentialschool.Demolitionbeganatabout1100a.m.whenfourexca-vatorsstartedtearingdowntheremainingskeletonoftheschool.Approximately100peoplewerescatteredthroughoutadjoiningJimKoeParkandMackenzieRoadtotakeinthehistoricmoment.WinstonMoseswhoat-tendedtheschoolfromwhenitopenedin1959to1963saidhecouldntmissthedemolition.ThatsthereasonIcometorememberalltheschoolchildrenthatIwenttoschoolwith.Iremembersomeofthewell-respectedteach-ersthatwentthereandalsorememberthosethatcamefromfarawayplaces-andtheyhadahardertimead-justinghesaid.TomMcLeodattendedMooseKerrSchoolinAklavikbutlikemoststudentsintheMackenzieDeltahadmanymemoriesofvisitingtheschool.Itsathingtoseehesaidofthedemolition.HeoncestayedatSAMSforaweekduringanArcticsportseventandsaidhellneverforgetrunningaroundthespookyhallsatnight.Itwassomuchfunjustrunningaroundat200a.m.inthepitchblackhesaid.Itwasaniceplaceforwhatitwas.McLeodsaidheisexcitedtoseewhattheylldowiththelandwhichsitsintheheartofInuvikbetweenJimKoeParkandtheMidnightSunRecreationComplex.SirAlexanderMackenzieSchoolandSamuelHearneSecondarySchoolwerebothreplacedin2012byEastThreeSchoolwhichatthetimewasthesecondlarg-estinfrastructureprojectintheterritoryat110million.PhotosNathalieHeiberg-HarrisonSirAlexanderMackenzieSchoolopenedin1959oneyearafterthecreationofthetownofInuvik.Sincethenithasbeencentraltothetownshistory.ThedemolitioninspiredmixedemotionsfromInuvikresidents.IttookfourexcavatorsfourhourstodemolishSirAlexanderMackenzieSchoolinInuviklastFriday. 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EducationAdultLearners20TuesdayMay62014ByMARIACHURCHAftersuccessfulpilottest-ingAuroraCollegewillberollingoutfourofthesixnewembeddedadultlearnercoursesthisfallthatarealreadyreceivingatten-tionacrosstheNorthasad-vancingadulteducationintheNWT.DevelopedbyresearchfromtheNWTLiteracyCouncilthenewcoursesareofferedinshortsix-weekstintscoveringtopicssuchaschildcareofceskillsandstartingyourownbusinessbyteachingbothliteracyandsoftskillsthatdirectlytrans-latetoemployment.Ifyoudidntdowellintheschoolsystemyouaregoingtobeafraidtogobacktoschoolafraidoffailingsoyouwanttocreateanen-vironmentthathelpspeopleovercomethosesortsofbar-riersHelenBalanoffex-ecutivedirectoroftheNWTLiteracyCouncilsaidinaninterview.Byprovidingshortbasiceducationcoursesthatincludeaworkplacementcompo-nentthenewprogramsaimtoattractadultlearnerswhooftenstrugglewithmultipleNWTadultlearnerstobeofferednewsix-weekcoursesbarriersincludingfamilyre-sponsibilitiesandnotbeingeligibleforstudentnancialassistanceshesaid.TerritoriesshareadulteducationideasBalanoffwasoneofsev-eralrepresentativesfromtheLiteracyCouncilandAuroraCollegeinWhite-horselastweektopresentresearchonthecollegesnewcoursesduringtherst-everNorthernAdultBasicEducationNABEtri-ter-ritorialsymposium.ThesymposiumranApr.29toMay1andsawdel-egatesincludingeducatorsandinstructorsfromNuna-vutNWTandYukonpres-entandshareideasonadultlearningstrategies.Muchofthediscussioncenteredonresultsfromafive-year27-millionin-vestmentfromtheCanadianNorthernEconomicDevel-opmentAgencythatbegantransferringtotheterritoriesin2012withthegoalofex-pandingadultbasiceduca-tionintheNorth.Werehearinghugesucessstories.ItsveryinspiringBalanoffsaidofthesympo-siumcitingpresentationsonseveralnewprogramscom-ingoutineachoftheterrito-riescollegesmostofwhicharebasedonresearchdoneintheNorth.Manyoftheprogramsarepushingfortheincorporationoflocalcultureandlanguageintotheprogrammingshesaid.AuroraCollegecoursesdrawinterestAuroraCollegesnewcoursesreceivedattentionatthesymposiumfortheirabilitytoreachadultswithlowliteracyskillswholikelystruggledintheregularedu-cationsystemBalanoffsaid.Peoplereallylikedtheideaofshortcoursesthataredrawinginpeoplethatmaynotgointotraditionaladulteducationprograms.TheotherthingIthinkpeoplelike-andthiswaspartoftheintentoftheprograms-isthatpeopleexperiencesuc-cessreallyquicklyshesaid.Someofthepeoplewhocomeintothecoursesarepeoplewhohaventneces-sarilybeensuccessfulintheregularschoolsystemsoitsveryimportantforthemtoexperiencesuccess.Ithelpsbuildcondence.AllofthenewprogramswentthroughorarecurrentlygoingthroughpilottestinginseveralNWTcommunitiesincludingFortProvidenceWekweetiTuktoyaktukandAklavik.InWekweetitheof-ceskillspilotcoursehada100percentgraduationrate.Fourofthenewprograms-IntroductiontoOfceSkillsStartingYourOwnMicroBusinessIntroductiontoChildCareandMicroBusi-nessFundingandIdentity-willbeavailableatAuroraCollegecommunitylearningcentresinmultiplelocationsthisfall.Twomorecoursesareindevelopmentandwilllikelybeintroducednextyear.NWTelderPaulAndrewemceesatthesymposium.DelegatesfromNunavuttheNWTandYukonattendtherst-evertri-territorialNorthernAdultBasicEducationsymposiuminWhitehorselastweek.PhotoscourtesyofAuroraCollegePhotocourtesyofAuroraCollegeAuroraCollegeadultinstructorlaudedwithawardBryanOHaganAuroraCollegeinstructorfordevelopmentalstudiesatThebachacampusinFortSmithreceivesanoutstandingeducatorawardfromAuroraCollegepresidentJaneArychukatthetri-territorialNorthernAdultBasicEducationsymposiuminWhitehorselastweek. 21TuesdayMay62014Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.MissStacheisasophisticatedandcutelittlelady.IsntshejustpreciousIfyoubroughtherhomeshedbesohappyandgiveyoucuddles.ByJACKDANYLCHUKWithanimmunizationrateofbetterthan90percentintheNorthwestTerritoriesresi-dentshavelittletofearfromoutbreaksofmeaslesintherestofCanadasaidDr.AndrCorriveautheterritoryschiefmedicalhealthofcer.CorriveaumarkedNa-tionalImmunizationWeekHighNWTimmunizationratesprotectpopulationHealthWellnessWeightLossHealthWellnessVaccinationswithawarningthatthegreat-estpotentialthreatfromdiseaseslikemeaslesru-bellaandwhoopingcoughisfrommisinformationonvaccinationgoneviralontheinternet.WehaventhadacaseofmeaslesintheTerritoriessince1992Corriveausaidlastweek.Mostpeoplehavefor-gottenwhatitlookslikebutweseeitcomingbackacrossCanada.Itsare-minderthatdiseaseswedontseemuchanymorearestillprevalentinotherpartsoftheworldandwithtravelandimmigrationcanbebroughthomeandcre-ateoutbreakshere.Corriveausaidtherehasalwaysbeenresistancetoimmunizationamongsomegroupsbutwevehadveryfewofthose.Ifwereabletomaintainimmunizationsratesof90percentormorethatsenoughprotectiontopreventthespreadofdiseaseslikemeasles.Illnesswillspreadincom-munitieswhereimmunizationratesarelowbutthatsnotourexperienceintheNWThesaid.Northernerstravelbutifwemaintainhighimmuni-zationratesprotectionwillstillbethere.Theinternetspreadsgoodinformationandfalseinfor-mationaswellthattakesonalifeofitsownandwehavetocounteractthataddedCorriveauwhoemphasizedthatimmunizationserumsareextensivelytestedbeforetheyarereleasedinCanada.MisinformationaboutimmunizationhasnothadasignicantimpactintheTerritoriesbutwehaveasensethatisbecomingaproblemacrossthecoun-tryhesaid.Europehashadmajordropsinimmunizationratesformeaslesandthatswheretheoutbreaksstarted.Werenotimmunetothoseinuences.PhotoJackDanylchukNWTchiefmedicalhealthofcerAndrCorriveausaysresidentshavelittletofearfromdiseaseoutbreaksthankstotheterritoryshigherthan90percentimmunizationrate.ByMARIACHURCHMorethan90peopleinFortSmithhavemadeittheirpersonalgoaltolosethemostineightweeksthemostweightthatis.ForthethirdyearinarowtheFortSmithHealthandSocialServicesAuthorityinpartnershipwiththeFortSmithRecreationandCom-munityCentrehaveorga-nizedaBiggestLosercom-petitiontoinspirehealthyweightlossinthecommunity.Rangingfromteenagerstoeldersalargecrowdofpar-ticipantsledintoPaulWil-liamKaeserhighschoollastweektosignupforthecom-petitionandsteponthescalefortherstofeightweeklyweigh-ins.FortSmithdietitianandeventorganizerJaredTamsaidhewasamazedathowmanypeoplecameout.Iwasexpecting20to45.Over90peopleshoweduphesaidwithalaugh.Iguesspeoplearereallyinterestedinweightlossespeciallywiththewarmerweatherwhentheresmoremotivationforthemtogetoutside.ParticipantswhoregisterhaveatotalofeightweeksFortSmithresidentshopetolosebigthisspringtoloseweightafterwhichTamhasorganizedanalweigh-ineventonJune24atthehighschoolwheretheBiggestLoserwillbenamedandprizeshandedout.BruceBuckleyisoneofthosewhosigneduplastweek.Hesaidhispersonalmotivationislessaboutcom-petingwithothersforaprizeandmoreaboutattainingper-sonalgoals.IparticipatedinthelasttwochallengesandlostalotofweightandjudgingfromthescaleIvebeenabletokeepitoffhesharedwithTheJournal.Buckleysaidthebiggestchallengefacedwhenlos-ingweightisbeingabletomaintainitpostweight-lossregime.Hissecretwastofocusonbuildingupmuscletoburnthefatwhichhedidbypumpingironhesaid.First-timeweight-losscom-petitorMarshaRankinadmit-tedshewasnervousanddidntknowwhattoexpectwiththecompetitionbutherfearseasedaftertherstweigh-in.Rankinsaidherweight-losstacticisgoingtobewalk-ingitoff.GoodandbadwaystoloseweightTamcautionscompetitorstobesmartwhenitcomestolosingweightnotingthattherearehealthyandunhealthywaystodroppoundsquickly.Starvingistheclassicex-ampleofago-todietplanthatcanbedangerousandevenachievetheoppositeresulthesaid.Whatpeopledontknowiswhenyouarestarvingyourselfyourbodylookstomuscleandfatstores.Whenyoulosemuscleyoureduceyourmetabolismgreatlysoyourenotdoinganythingforyourbodywhenyougoonextremestarvationdiets.ItdoesntworkTamsaid.Accordingtotheoffi-cialrulesofthecontestcompetitorsareforbiddentousehormoneordietarysupplementscleansesanddetoxesstarvationorpurgingamongotherdangerousbehavioursandpractices.Healthyweightlossisdifferentforeachper-sonbutcangenerallybeachievedwithabalanceddietofthreemealsadayandregularexerciseTamsaid.Whilesheddingpoundsisthegoalofthecompeti-tionTamsaidhehopesitalsoshedslightontheim-portanceofmaintainingahealthylifestyle.AlmostonehundredeagercompetitorslineupatPWKhighschoolinFortSmithfortherstweigh-inoftheBiggestLosercontestputonbytheFortSmithHealthandSocialServicesAuthority.PhotoMariaChurch SportsRecreationEatingContest22TuesdayMay62014AnnualtradeshowbringsoutsmilesinFortSmithHundredsockedtotheFortSmithrecreationcentrelastweekendfortheninthannualtradeshowwheredozensofvendorsshowedofftheirwaresandservices.AboveFromleftKristenThackerayandRamandaSandersongetafeelforcanoeingattheFortSmithPaddlingClubbooth.BelowFortSmithMayorBradBrakegetshisbloodpressurecheckedbyFortSmithHealthandSocialServicesAuthoritypublichealthstaff.ByJACKDANYLCHUKConfrontedwithasmallmountainoffoodBradFil-liondidwhatmostcompet-itorsintheCoyotesSteak-houseandGrillcouldnotheateitallinrecordtime.Itwasdauntingperformance.Adozenofthe17menandwomenwhotookontheburgerthatCoyotesownerEdwardButcallsTheBeasttwopoundsofgroundmeattoppedwithcheesetomatoandbaconplusaone-poundservingoffriestappedoutofthecontest.TheBeastburgerbestsmostineatingcontestOnlyvecontestantswereabletoeateverythingontheirplatesbutnonecouldtouchFillion.ThebuffmiddleweighttorethroughTheBeastin8min-utes33secondsandwiththeatricalourishquaffedaglassofbeerandwavedhisplateintheair.IwashungrysaidFil-lionwhoskippedlunchlastMondayignoringButsad-vicetonotskipmealsandriskshrinkingtheirstomachs.Fillionstechniquewouldprobablybringanger-wagfromMissManners.Heat-tackedTheBeastwithhisbarehandsdrankanoptionalbowlofgravyandranhisngeraroundhisplatebe-forelickingitclean.DethronedchampJamiePyelookeduncomfortable.SweatglistenedonthecruiserweightsforeheadashemethodicallyatehiswaythroughTheBeastin15min-utes38secondsaminuteoverhisbesttime.JaimiemighthavebeendistractedButsaid.Hiswifewasinhospitalinpre-labour.DarwinWarknishedafter21minutes50secondsMitchBrownat41minutes23sec-ondsandBenLaddell47minutes56seconds.Fillionwon100andaservingofTheBeastonceaweekforthenextyear.ThecontestresumesinJulywithaone-poundbisonburgerandFillionsaidhellbebacktode-fendhistitle.Chickenwingsracksofribsandsteakswillfollowlaterthisyear.Theofferisthesamewinnersinallcategoriesget100andafreeservingonceaweekforayearButsaid.Itsexpensiveformebutlotsoffunforeveryone.PhotoJackDanylchukPhotosPaulBannisterandMariaChurchBradFillionwaveshisplateintheairafterdevouringTheBeastburgerin8minutes33seconds. 23TuesdayMay62014SportsRecreationHockeyBRIEFSSPORTSSportNorthsettohost62ndannualtournamentinYellowknifeTheSportNorthFederationisonceagainhostingtheannualPetersenandAugergolftournamentinsupportoftheNWTsRisingStarprogramwhichprovidesfundingfortrainingcampstoyouthwhoshowpoten-tialinsports.Oneoftheoldestcontinuinggolftour-namentsintheNorththisyears62ndannualtourna-mentwillrunasafour-personTexasscramblewithashotgunstartat100p.m.ThetournamentwillbeheldonMay30attheYellowknifeGoldClubandwillin-cludeabanquetdinnersilentauctionandawardpre-sentation.Formoreinformationandaschedulevisithttpssportnorth.comour-programsgolf-tournamentTeamStormpreppingforNikeHighSchoolGrandPrixtrackeventLessthanaweekbeforethenationaltrackandeldin-vitationalNikeHighSchoolGrandPrixkicksoffinTo-rontothisFridayNWTStormandits22athletesaredoingnalpreparationsfortheirtripsouthtocompeteinhighjumpshurdlesand400-mtracks.Despitepoorweatherthisspringhinderingoutdoorpracticetheteamwasabletogetsometrainingoutsidelastweekonthetrackandusingthelong-jumppits.LastyeartheNWTteambroughthomefourmedalsonesilverandthreebronze.Theboysteamnishedfthandthegirlsteamnishedseventhoverall.PhotoJoeLeBlancByMARIACHURCHFor33AboriginalhockeyplayersfromtheNWTYukonandNunavutplayingforTeamNorthattheNorthernAborigi-nalHockeyChampionshipsinQuebeclastweekwasaboutmorethanjusthockeyitwasalsoaboutbonding.DerekSquirreloftheAborig-inalSportsCircleoftheNWTaccompaniedTeamNorthtotheannualhockeychampionships-heldforthesecondyearinarowinKahnawakeQue.-andsaidformanyoftheplayersthetournamentwasanoppor-tunityforthemtogrowclosertotheirAboriginalrootslearnfromotherculturesandsharetheirloveofhockey.Wedoalotofteambond-ingstuffsoitsmorethanjusthockeytouswhenwehavethesekidsitsachancetogetthemoutandbeabletoleavetheircommunityandtravelSquirrelsaid.ThisisthesecondyearthethreeterritorieshaveteameduptosendmaleandfemaleplayerstocompeteagainsteightotherAboriginalteamsfromacrossCanadaintheannualseven-day45-gametournament.TeamNorthhockeyplayersbondattournamentinQuebecTeamNorthanditscoachesarrivedinQuebecfourdaysearlythisyeartoparticipateinwarm-upexercisesthatwerentallonice.LedbyDeneelderBeshaBlondinwhoaccompaniedTeamNorthtoKahnawakeTeamNorthplayershadatwo-dayculturalsessionbeforetheiricetimebegan.Someofthesekidsplayhockeydownsouthandsoitwasimportanttobringaware-nessoftheirculturethattheyareAboriginalSquirrelsaid.Squirrelsaidthehockeytour-namentwasalsoarareoppor-tunityfortheNorthernathletestogetexposuretotalentscoutsinthesouth.Oneofthebiggestthingsthatwendissomeofthesekidsdontgetthiskindofex-posure.TherearescoutsherethereareprivateschoolsheresoitsanopportunityforthemtoexpandtheirhockeycareerandgoplacesiftheywanttohesaidfromQuebec.TeamNorthresultsTheTeamNorthboysn-ishedsixthintheirpoolofeightwithahugewinagainstEasternDoorandtheNorthateamfromQuebeclastWednesday.Thegamewastightbuttheboyssecuredthewinwithanalscoreof4-2.TheboysnalgameagainstTeamOntariointheplayoffswasahard-foughtbattlewithbothteamsrackinguppointsbutOntariocameoutaheadwitha9-7win.Thegirlsteamstruggledatthebeginningofthetourna-mentwithfourcrushingde-featsthatkepttheminthebot-tomofthepoolbuttheygaveittheirallandscoredseveralgoalsdespitethetoughcom-petitiontotakeseventhplaceoverall.ThegirlsnalgameagainstTeamBCsawTeamNorthcomeoutstrongwithagoalfromDavinaMcLeodbuttheoppositionfoughtbackandendedthegame3-1forBC.TeamSaskatchewansweptthetournamentthisyearwitharst-placenishforboththeboysandgirlsteams.NWTwellrepresentedinTeamNorthThisyearTeamNorthwasmadeupof15playersfromtheNWTincludingforwardEvanTordiffandMeganEvoybothfromFortSmithwhowerescoutedtoplayfortheterrito-riesattheArcticWinterGameslastFebruary.HersecondyearplayingattheNAHCEvoysaidthisyearwasanevenbetterrunthanwhensheplayedtwoyearsagoforTeamNWTatthechampi-onshipsinSaskatoon.Somegirlshavebeengoingforacoupleyearssotheyal-readyknoweachother.OnepersonisnewtoNAHCsoIdsaytheyrejellingprettygoodshetoldTheJournal.DespiteendingupinlastplaceEvoysaidtheteamplayedwellandfoughthardinalloftheirgames.PhotoAboriginalSportCircleNWTTeamNorthsboysfaceoffagainstTeamOntarioattheNorthernAboriginalHockeyChampionshipslastweek.PhotoBillBradenPlanningthePerfectWeddingYoullneedInvitationsandCascadeGraphicshasthemDropinorgiveusacallfordetails.888355-6729207McDougalRd.FortSmithTwowheelsupforbikeauctionRotarianandveteranauctioneerTonyWhitfordcoaxesanother10fromabidderasDanWongdisplaystheshinywheelsatYellowknifesRotaryClubbikeauction.TheserviceclubhasforyearsgatheredandrepairedusedbikesalongwithunclaimedbikesfromRCMPstorageandheldanannualspringauction.Thisyear54bikesweresoldfor5630. 24TuesdayMay62014IREADTHEBytellingthestoriesofNorthernerswearemakingyourcommunitystrongerThanksforvisitingtheNorthernJournalattheFortSmithTradeShow.