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5TuesdayJuly15201415YearsAgo...OlivebranchofferedTheDeneNationisreadytoacceptthefactthegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesGNWTexistsalongwithitsbigbrotherthefederalgov-ernmentsaidDeneNationalChiefBillErasmusinapressconferenceMondayinYellowknife.Wearewillingtosaytheterritorialgovernmentisagovern-mentsaidErasmus.IssueJuly13199920YearsAgo...RCMPofcerdrownsAnRCMPcorporalstationedinGjoaHavendrownedlastWednesdaynightinGjoaHavenHar-bourfollowingascubadivingaccident.CorporalJamesAndrews34stationedastheNon-Commis-sionedOfcerattheGjoaHavendetachmentwasscubadivingaloneatapproximately1000p.m.whensomethingwentwrong.IssueJuly13199430YearsAgo...FederalelectioncalledPrimeMinisterJohnTurnermadeitofcialMon-dayschedulingafederalelectionforSept.4.TurnerhadjustreturnedfromWindsorCastleinEnglandlastweekendwherehemetwiththeQueen.QueenElizabethIIhasagreedtorescheduleatriptoCan-adauntilaftertheelection.IssueJuly121984ARCHIVESLETTERSCOLUMNInanemotionalmassthatendedwiththeentireparishjoininghandsinsongFatherPaulPayyapillygavehisnalsermonfromthepulpitofFortSmithsSt.JosephcathedralonSundaymorningafternearlyveyearsservingasthecommunitysCatholicpriest.FatherPaulgivesnalmasscelebrationinFortSmithRaySandersonfatherPaulremindedmeofBishopPichealwaysgoingouttothepeoplevisitingtryinganythingtheycooked.hewillbegreatlymissed..poli-ticshasnoplaceinthechurch...thankyoufatherforgivingthechurchsomelightalightthatnowisdimming...JenniferTourangeauTimesarechang-ingandsocietyneedstochangewithit.Weareinthe21stcenturyeveryoneandwhatthispersonhasdoneispromoteUni-tywithintheparishandthecommunity.WeareallonepeopleintheCreatorseyesandIapplaudFatherPaulforbeingwillingtobridgethegapbetweentheAboriginaltraditionsandtheChurch.Thosewhofeelnotcontentreallyneedtostepbackandlookaroundbecausewhetheryouunder-standitornotWeasaNationneedtobeunitedasoneinallthings.NorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKByDAWNKOSTELNIKLashingwindsdrivewallsofsnowacrossavanishingtrail.Asingleskidoostrugglestomain-tainitscourseonatrackthatisrapidlydisappearingunderthedrivensnow.Theheavyskimmerbuckssidewaysinthedriftspullingtheskidoowithitshumancargooffthetrackandintothedeepsnow.Skiesareblackenedduskcom-bineswithwhiteoutwindsandshadows.Thereisnovisibility.Themanandtheboydroptheheavyskimmerlledwithminingequipmentandtryforthepassonceagain.Theyaredoubledupontheoldskidoo.JaneCreekPassontheOldDawsonTrailshowsherselfseductivelywithglimpsestosafetythroughthewavesofsnowandwind.Iftheycangetoverthepasstheycanhidefromthestorm.RickCousinsandhissonBobbyare65kmfromPellyFarmintheYukonTerritoryCanada.Bobbyis12yearsold.Theyhave65kmtogotohittheirdestinationcampatMariposaCreekaconsider-ationisScroggyCreekwhichisacloser48kmandofferspossibleshelter.ThestrikeoftheearlyMarchstormintheYukonisnotun-expecteditisunappreciated.Weatheriswhatdenesusfromoutsidersitjusthap-pensandweknowit.Againtheytrytomakethesummitminustheskimmeragaintheyaresweptbackwardthereturntrailhasalreadyblownbackinanddriftedwithswirlingsnow.Theweightoftwoper-sonsistoomuchontheski-doowithoutatrailtofollowitisimpossibletoreachthesummit.Rickhasadecisiontomakeadecisionthatnoparenteverwantstohavetomake.Hewillhavetoleavehis12-year-oldsonbehindandbreakthetrailaheadbyhimself.Thereisnoshelterfromthisstorm.RickdigsaholeinthesnowbankforBobby.Ihavetoleaveyouhere.Hetellshisyoungson.Iamgoingtoburyyouthiswillkeepyououtofthewindandkeepyoufromfreez-inguntilIgetback.IhavetodothisBobbywewontmakeitoverJanePassunlessIbreakthistrail.WewilldieonthistraildoyouunderstandBigbrowneyeslledwithtrustlookbackathisfatherIbelievewewilldiehetellsmelaterbutwhathesaystohisfatherisIknowyoullcomebackforme.ListenfortheskidooRickstatesIwontbeabletoseeyouwhenIcomebackandIcoulddriveoveryou.Youwillhavetojumpupandwaveyourarmswhenyouhearmegettingclose.DontworryyouknowIdneverleaveyou.Illbeback.Formorestoriesvisitwww.whitegirl.caWhiteGirlMetamorphosisBuriedAlivePart1of3EditorIwishedtowritetoyouinregardstoyourJuly7thedi-torialTrudeausascensionhistowinorlose.ImustsayIwasdisappointedbythepiece.Tobeginwithevidencesuggeststhatby-electionsarenotgoodbarometersforfutureoutcomes.TherecentelectionsinBritishColum-biaandOntarioforexamplewereprecededbyimpres-sivewinsbytheoppositionpartieswhichtranslatedintonoappreciablegains.By-electionsarereectionsoftheirowncommunitiesandtypicallyagainstsittinggovernments.TheLiberalwininTorontocanbeeasilycreditedtothestrongcandidacyofAdamVaughanacitycouncilorandformermediapersonalityagainstarelativelyunknownNewDemocrat.BothoftheAlbertaridingshadturnoutbelow20percent.With80percentoftheelec-torateinthoseridingssittingathomecananyoftheresultbeconsideredinstructiveWhywasntyoureditorialadiscussionontheabysmalturnoutoutorthePrimeMinisterstimingoftheby-electionsonaMondaysand-wichedbetweentheweekendandanationalholidayIsincerelydoubtthattheLiberalcaucusdistancingitselffromtheLiberalSena-torsoreventheabortionissueplayedanyroleatallinthevoteonJune30.TheLiberalscapturedanNDPseatwithastrongcandidatewhichtheirprov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