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Nolong-termeffectsexpectedfromsmokePoorairqualitycausedbyfor-estresshouldbecombattedbystayingindoorssaystheNWTschiefpublichealthof-cer.Seepage2.ArtistsharesoralexhibitFortSmithsownBrandyWilsonshowshercollectionofplantportraitscapturedinBathurstInletNunavut.Seepage15.BattlingBurn-OutCrewsmeetinFortSmithforemergencyreghtertraining.Seepage9.FortSmithclubtorunNWTyouthtrackcampRunningjumpingandthrow-ingarethebasicskillsneededinmostsportsandonecampishelpingkidswarmupjustintimeforschool.Seepage12.NewbreopticlinekeepscommunitiesoptimisticCommunitiesupanddowntheMackenzieValleyarethrilledwithmovementonthebre-opticlineandnonemorethanInuvik.Seepage6.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince1977August122014Vol.38No.151.00ObjectionsraisedtoPMsFortSmithvisitHarperAglukkaqsettovisitSouthSlavetownthismonthByMEAGANWOHLBERGFewdetailshavebeenleakedabouttheupcomingvisitbyPrimeMinisterStephenHarpertoFortSmithbutahandfuloflocalsarealreadyraisingob-jectionstohisandtheEnviron-mentministersstopoverinthecommunity.RequeststothePrimeMinis-tersOfcetoconrmthedateofthevisitwentunansweredthoughlocalspeculationpointsthetimeofthestopinFortSmithasoccurringduringtheweekofAug.18aspartofHarpersannualNortherntouralongwithEnvironmentMinisterandNunavutMPLeonaAglukkaq.Whilethereasonbehindthestopremainsunconrmedwhatiscertainisthatmanywillnotbeonboardforthefestivities.LucyTulugarjukaperformeroriginallyfromNunavutbutbasedinFortSmithdeclinedarequestbySaltRiverFirstNationChiefFriedaMartselostothroatsinganddrumdanceforAglukkaqduringhervisitbasedonconcernsshehasaboutseismictestinginherhometer-ritorywherethecontroversialindustrialpracticehassparkedprotestsinClydeRiver.Ifeltuncomfortableaccept-ingconsideringhowIfeelaboutseismictestingTulugarjuktoldTheJournal.Ithinkitwasagoodwaytoshowherthattherearepeoplewhoareagainstitandthatweshouldbeheard.IthoughtifIacceptedthere-questandperformedforherIwouldhavefeltIwassendingtwomessagesandthatsnotwhatIdo...Imnotthattypeofperson.ThecoastalcommunityofClydeRiverinNunavuthasbeenembroiledinabattleagainstseismictestingforanumberofmonths.ResidentswholaunchedalegalchallengeagainstthetestinglastmonthhavebeencallingforAglukkaqtorespondtotheirconcernsbuttheMPhasyettomakeavisittothecommunity.Seismictestingemploystheuseofairgunsthatproducepulsesofloudsoundsunderwaterasawaytoobtainimagesofthesea-oorandunderlyingformations.LiketheresidentsofClydeRiverTulugarjuksaidsheisconcernedthattheseismicprogramcouldhurtorkillma-rinemammalslikenarwhalsbowheadwhaleswalrusesandsealsbycausinghearinglossordisruptingfeedingormigra-tionroutes.Shesaidshehopestherejec-tiongetsAglukkaqsattention.ImaskingLeonatospeakupforusTulugarjuksaid.Ithinkshespayingattentiontowhatpeoplearesayingitsthatshehastobecarefulofwhatshesays.Sheworksforthegovernment.Whenyouworkforthegovernmenttherearelimitedthingsyoucansharetothemediatothepublic.IthinkshesstrandedinbetweentheInuitandthegovernment.ThatshowIseeit.Aglukkaqissuedastate-mentMondayonseismictest-ingstatingherrespectfortheindependentreviewprocessoftheNationalEnergyBoardandexpectationthatcompaniessat-isfythestrictconditionsplacedonthem.Ihavebeenandwillcon-tinuetomonitorthissituationverycloselytoensurethattheinterestsofNorthernCanadiansareprotectedAglukkaqsaid.ThoughshehasreceivedsomebacklashforspeakingoutTulugarjuksaidsheissur-prisedattheamountofsupportshehasbeengivenfromacrosstheNorthandelsewhere.AmongthosethrowingtheirsupportbehindherisSmithsLandingFirstNationelderFrancoisPaulettewhoalsovoicedconcernsaboutAgluk-kaqandHarpersvisittoTreaty8territory.SeeElderonpage3.EileenandHenryBeaverofFortSmithshareadanceatthe16thannualGatewayJamboreemusicfestivalinEnterpriseonAug.9.Bluescountryandevenrapmusiciansentertainedcrowdsthroughoutthedaywhilekidsplayedandadultsraffled.Despitesomeperiodsofrainthecozycrowdof300clappedtheirhandsandenjoyedthecelebrationwellintotheevening.Seepage11.PhotoDaliCarmichael HealthWellnessSmokeInhalation2TuesdayAugust122014NEWSBRIEFSRCMPnotiespublicofproblemswithphonesystemDuetoupgradesearlierthisyearNorthwestTerritoriesRCMParenotifyingthepublicofissueswiththeirphonesystemwhendialingtheOperationalCommunicationsCentreOCC.TheissueoccurswhennooneisavailabletoanswerphonesatindividualdepartmentsandcallsarerelayedtotheOCClocatedinRCMPGDivisionhead-quartersinYellowknife.Duetoanupgradetothephonesystemearlierthisyearthephonesmaynotsoundliketheyareringingtothecaller.RCMPwanttoreassurethepublicthatthosecallsaregettingthroughandofcersdohearaudibleindicatorsontheirendoftheline.SahtuSecretariatsuingfedsoverlandandwaterboardmergersFollowingtheTlichogovernmentsleadtheSahtuSec-retariatandtheSahtuDeneCouncilannouncedlastWednesdayattheirannualgeneralassemblythattheyplantotakethefederalgovernmenttocourtoveritsamendmentstotheMackenzieValleyResourceManage-mentActwhichwillmergetheregionallandandwaterboardsoftheNWTintoonesuperboard.Theregionalboardsresponsibleforreviewingminingandoilandgasdevelopmentproposalswereestablishedthroughnegotiatedlandclaimsandself-governmentagreements.Thecourtdocumentsaretobeledlaterthismonth.NWTdeputyministerofHumanResourcesremovedfromofficeThedeputyministerofHumanResourcesfortheNWTSheilaBassi-Kelletthasbeenremovedfromherposition.Asofyetnoreasonhasbeengivenforherdismissal.Thelong-timegovernmentemployeewasappointedtothejobinNovember2011afterpreviouslyholdingthepositionofassociatedeputyminister.InthemeantimeMichelleBearddirectorofCorporateAffairswiththeterritorialgovernmenthastakenoverthepositionforanundeterminedamountoftime.OnbehalfoftheFortChipewyanHistoricalSocietyWewouldliketosaythankyouwithdeepappreciationtoallofthelocalandindustrysponsorscommunitymembersandvolunteerswhohelpedmakethe2014HeritageDayasuccessThankyoutotheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationandtheMikisewCreeFirstNationandtheiremployeesfortheuseoftheirequipment.Theset-upandtake-downofthegroundswasawesomeandshowedcommunityspiritinmakingeventsfunandpossible.WemustnotforgettheemceethecooksandvendorswhosuppliedlunchandsupperthedrymeatanddryfishdemonstratorsAuroraSpiritDancersanddrummersandthestaffofESRDParksCanadaHelpingHandstoSuccessandLAYCwhocontributedtothedayssuccessaswellasthephotographersandeveryonewhovolunteeredtheirvaluabletimeinonewayoranother.Weappreciateit.NowlastbutnotbyanymeansleastagreattributetothepersonwhocarriedtheresponsibilityoffundraisingandorganizingthewholeeventPamGibot.Itwouldnothavebeenpossiblewithoutherhardworkanddedication.ThankyouOliverGlanfield.Nolong-termhealthimpactsfromresmokeNWTstopdocByMEAGANWOHLBERGResidentsinYellowknifearebecomingincreasinglyfrustratedwithlevelsofsmokeinthecommunitygen-eratedbynearbyforestresbutthereisntmuchanyonecandoinresponseotherthanstayindoorssaysNWTschiefpublichealthofcer.Dr.AndrCorriveaureit-eratedhisbasicrecommen-dationsfordealingwiththeongoinghazeofnoxiousgasesblanketingYellowknifelastweekvoicingagainthatthebestdefenceforpeopleirritatedbythesmokeistolimitexposureandlookforindoorrecreationalalterna-tivestobeatanysummertimecabinfever.TheadviceIcangivefromapublichealthperspec-tivedoesntreallychangefromwhatsalreadybeensaidsinceMayCorriveausaid.Youhavetocutbackonyourregularphysicalactivitystayindoorsmorelookatthevisibilityoutside.Oureyesandournosearegooddetectorsofsmokeyoudontreallyneedtheairqualityindextoknowhowbaditis.Ifyoucansmellitandfeelitinyoureyesitsalreadyatthelevelthatcancausehealthproblems.Whilesomegroupsinclud-ingpeoplewithrespiratoryandcardiacproblemspreg-nantwomenbabiessmallchildrenandseniorscouldbemoreadverselyimpactedbythesmokeCorriveausaiditisunlikelytohaveanylong-termhealthimpactsonthemajorityofYellowknifersbasedonwhatthemedicalworldknowsaboutsecond-handsmokeexposure.Itsunlikelythathealthypeoplewillfeelanylastinglong-termimpactsbecauseonthegrandscaleofthingsevenifitssixtoeightweeksitsstillsomethingthatourbodiescanhealfromandre-coverCorriveausaid.Ittakesdecadesfordamagetobecomepermanent.MorehospitalvisitsduetosmokeAshandsmokefromforestresonallsidesofthecityhavebeenwaftingthroughYellowknifesstreetsforweeksblockingoutthesunandirritatinglungsnosesandthroats.Thoughsomerainhashelpedtoquelltherethreatthesmallamountsofmoisturehaveonlyservedtoincreasethesmoke.ThethickhazehaspushedtheEnvironmentCanadaairqualityindexwellbeyondthescalewhere10isconsideredanextremehealthhazard-somedaysreaching25-re-sultinginsomepeoplebeingsenthomefromworkandthemajoritystayinginsidewithwindowsclosed.ThoughnonumbersexistrightnowCorriveausaidtherehasbeenanoticeableincreaseinpeoplepresent-ingwithsmoke-relatedprob-lemsatStantonHospitalinYellowknifeandathealthcentresacrosstheterritorywhereotherforestresexist.Itsreallyhavinganef-fecthesaid.MaskspurelycosmeticCorriveausaysWhilesomeresidentshavebeenwanderingaroundYel-lowknifewearingsurgicalmasksCorriveausaidthosearecompletelyineffectiveinlteringthesmoke.Thefineparticlesandsomeofthevapoursthatarenoxiouswillnotbestoppedbyatypicalsurgicalmaskbecausethelterisnotneenoughhesaid.Theyarepurelycosmetic.InsteadthosewhowishtowearmasksareadvisedtopurchaseaN95orN99typemaskthoughsuchmasksmakeithardertobreatheandtypicallyonlyworkfor20to30minutesatatimeonahumidsummerdayCorriveausaid.Betteryetheadvisedthatpeoplewhoarerequiredtoworkoutsideensuretheytakefrequentbreakstoescapethesmoke.Apartfromstayinginsidewhenthesmokeisparticu-larlythickorirritatingCor-riveaurecommendspeoplewithhigh-riskmedicalcon-ditionsconsiderinstallingairpuriersintheirhomes.Thosewhoareonmedicationforconditionslikeasthmamightconsiderseeingahealthprofessionalaboutincreasingtheirdosageifexperiencingheightenedproblems.ForpeoplemissingphysicalactivitytheCityofYellow-knifehasjumpedonboardwiththerecommendationsopeningitseldhousefreeofchargetothegeneralpublicforthewholemonthofAu-gusttoenjoysomesmoke-freeplaytime.Corriveausaidthatsthebestplacetogotowalkorrunwhilethesmokepersists.TheresnothingwecandoagainstMotherNatureatthispoint.Thebestadvicewecanprovideistomitigatetheamountthatyouinhalefol-lowthebasicprecautionsandprayforsteadyraintocomesothoseresgetextinguished.AirqualityinYellowknifehassurpassedlimitsforhealthybreathingbymorethandoubleonseveraloccasionsthissummerduetosmokesootandashblowinginfromnearbyforestres.Onsuchdaysresidentsareadvisedtostayindoors.PhotoBillBraden 3TuesdayAugust122014Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.FemaleAdultgreyandwhitemixLookingforanewhomeThenexttimeyouseeParisyourheartwillbebrightandgay.HercuddlesandherlittlepurrswillbrightenupyourdayPhotoswantedfor2015FortSmithPetDeskCalendarFillingupfastGetyourpicturesinsoonIfyouwouldliketohavephotosofyourpetstakenarrangementscanbemade.PleasecallChrisat872-5547.BecauseofthehighvolumeofrequestsSpecialconsiderationwillbemadeforpetsnotinpreviouscalendars.Pleasesubmitphotosoflivingpetsonly.Thereisnofeetohavephotosinthecalendar.IfyouhaveanyquestionsorneedmoreinformationpleasecallChrisat872-5547oremaildewolfnorthwestel.netDeadlineisAugust31ThisadsponsoredbytheNorthernJournalConocoPhillipsgrantedpermitsforfurtherfrackingCompanyreceiveslicencetodrillfrackupto10wellsinSahtuByMEAGANWOHLBERGMultinationaloilandgascompanyConocoPhillipshasreceivedregulatoryapprovalforitsplanstodrillandhy-draulicallyfractureupto10additionalwellsintheSahturegionoftheNWTnearNor-manWells.TheSahtuLandandWaterBoardissuedlandusepermitsandwaterlicencestothecom-panyonJuly31afterdelay-ingthedecisionbyamonthtoallowforfurtherreview.Theve-yearpermitandlicencewereissuedontheconditionthatthecompanylaydownsecuritydepositstotalingover3.2million.AlongwithitsapprovaltheboardremindedCono-coPhillipstoconsultwiththeNWTdepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesENRwithre-specttoemissionstestingandcontingencyplansandanychangestowildlifeandhabitatmonitoringplans.Thecompanyisalsoaskedtosubmitanupdatedsurfaceandgroundwatermonitoringplanpriortodrilling.ConocoPhillipsappliedinMarchtodrillupto10morewellsintheSahtuoverthenextveyearsbutan-nouncedlaterinthespringthatnocapitalfundingwouldbedirectedtowardswin-terdrillingforthe2014-15season.TheapplicationwasnotreferredtoenvironmentalassessmentdespitecallsforafullpublichearingonfrackingintheNorthwestTerritories.AmongthosecallingforanenvironmentalassessmentwastheNWTchapteroftheCouncilofCanadians.Weareprofoundlydisap-pointedthattheSLWBchosetoignorethemanywell-rea-sonedinterventionstheter-ritorialpetitionwithalmost800signaturestheNWTEldersParliamentresolu-tionandthemanyvoicesinoppositionfromthecommu-nitywhoselandsandwatersaremostdirectlyimpactedthechaptersco-chairLoisLittletoldTheJournal.Itisoffensivethatallthesevoiceshavebeenignoredwiththesweepingstatementthatconcernscanbeaddressedbyexistingtechnologyandthecompanysexistingprac-ticesshesaid.TheissueoffrackingwasatopicofdiscussionatlastweeksannualSahtuAssem-blywherearesolutionwaspassedtocallforaregionalstudyontheimpactsofthepracticeintheSahtu.ConocoPhillipsistherstandonlycompanytodatetoperformhorizontalfrackingintheNWT.Thecompanydrilledtwoexplor-atorywellsnearNormanWellslastwinter.Asec-ondapplicationtofrackbyHuskyOilwaswithdrawnearlierthisyear.Itisoffensivethatallthesevoiceshavebeenignoredwiththesweepingstate-mentthatconcernscanbeaddressedbyexistingtechnologyandthecompanysexistingpractices.LoisLittleCouncilofCanadiansNWTPhotocourtesyofConocoPhillipsConocoPhillipsperformsthersthorizontalfrackingintheNWTlastwinterbyNormanWells.IndustryOilGasEldercallsforprotestsagainstprimeministerContinuedfrompage1.Imalittledisturbedthatsheturnsherbackonpeo-pleinClydeRiverthathavemadeabigefforttogetherintothecommunitytotalkabouttheeffectsofseismictestinghesaidofAglukkaq.TheInuitdependheavilyonthewildlifeandshandshecouldntevenhearthemout.PaulettesaidHarperstillneedstoanswertoFirstNationsregardingchangesmadetotheNavigableWa-tersProtectionActwhichremovedtheSlaveRiverfromprotectedwaterbod-iesinCanadaalongwithrecenttailingspondspillsinAlbertaandB.C.Aswellhesaidproto-colstipulatesthattheprimeministershouldinformFirstNationswhenplanningtovisittheirterritories.SLFNChiefAndrewWanderingSpiritconrmedthathehadreceivednowordofavisitfromthePMO.ThoughPaulettewontbeinFortSmithforthevisithesaidheisencouragingpeo-pletoshowtheiropposition.Indigenousandnon-indigenouspeopleshouldstandtogetherinsolidarityandprotestthisprimemin-istersvisithesaid.NunavutartistLucyTulugarjukperformsadrumdanceduringtheDeneNationalAssemblytalentshowinJuneinFortSmithwhereshenowlives.PhotoMeaganWohlbergPoliticsAboriginal FortSmithHayRiverWEATHERYellowknifeInuvik4TuesdayAugust122014WeeklyNormsHigh20CLow10CWeeklyNormsHigh19CLow11CWeeklyNormsHigh17CLow7CWeeklyNormsHigh21CLow9CEDITORIALTheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.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..........................DaliCarmichael867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller...........................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising.................867-872-3000ext.26salesnorj.caAdministration................JeremyTurcotte867-872-3000ext.26adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caTimesaretough.ThefrighteningEbolavirusepidemicthatisspreadingrapidlyinAfricaispoisedtovaultoceansandwreakhavoconothercontinents.HordesofISISmilitantswhoclaimtobechampi-onsofIslamleaveapathofmurderandmayhemacrosswhatremainsofIraqintheirdrivetounitewithradicalsinwar-tornSyria-likelyajihadwithambitionstodominatethe1.6million-strongMus-limworld.NearbyfuelingtheirfervortheIsraeliswiththeirunmatchedmilitarymightarepoundinghaplessPalestiniansintosubmissionwillfullykillinginnocentwomenandchildrenwhilethoseontheothersideinsistonringoffineffectiverocketsinaludicrousattemptatretalia-tion.AroundtheglobeinUkrainenationsgrievetheircitizensbrutallykilledwhenacivilianairlinerwasmistakenlyshotdownbyrevolutionarythugsarmedwithsophis-ticatedweaponrybytheirfacilitatorRus-sianPresidentVladmirPutin.Severeweatheriswreakinghavocacrosstheplanetwithdrought-fueledwildrestorchinghomesonseveralcontinents.Notfarawayrecordrainfallscauseood-ingandmudslideswhiletornadoespum-meltownsandhurricanesandtyphoonsdancedestructionacrossoceans.Nomatterhowbadthenaturaldestruc-tiveforcesallareoutdonebyhumanitysabilitytoshootitselfinthefoot-creatingwarmayhemanddiseaseofbiblicalpro-portions.Itseemsunbelievablethestuffofscarynovelsdreamtupbyanover-imaginativeauthorbutunfortunatelyitisallreal.ClosetohomeisthemassivespilloftoxicmineefuentlastweekthatwashedoveravastareaofcentralBritishColumbiaPreventingman-madedisasterslandscapeandintotheFraserRiversys-tem.Itcamefromabreachinaweaktail-ingsponddikeatImperialMetalsMountPolleyopen-pitgoldandcopperminenearWilliamsLake.EnvironmentCanadalistsalmost84000kilogramsofarsenicanditscompounds1000kgofcadmium38000kgofleadand562kgofmercurydisposedintailingstherein2013alone.Itwassupposedtonallybetherecov-erystageafterdecadesofbadnewsforhaplesssalmonpopulationsthattraveluptheFraserRivereachyeartospawn.Thisyeartheyareswimmingblindlyintothecontaminatedwater.LocalFirstNationsreportskinpeelingofftheshadvisingabanonshing.Aformerseniormineem-ployeeclaimsthecompanycheapedoutwiththeamountofrockusedconstructingtailingsponddikesandthatafailurewastobeexpected.HowthetragedyisunfoldinginBritishColumbiaissimilartowhathappenedinAlbertalastyearwiththebreachofSher-rittInternationalsObedMountaincoalminestoragereservoirthatoodedabillionlitresoftailingsefuentintotheAthabascaRiver.Thecompanyisdownplayingthematterpurportingthatthesludgeisbenign.Theprovincialgovernmentclaimstobetakingactionbutthatismostlytalk.Thereislittleifanycommunicationabouttheextentandnatureoftheproblem.FirstNationswholivefromthelandarenotinformed.Predictablyasthememoryoftheincidentfadesnoth-ingwillbedone.Notablyabsentisanysignicantaccount-abilityorrecriminationforeitherofthosespillsbythefederalgovernment.TheHarperConservativesturnablindeyeignoringmultiplefederallawsbrokeninbothcasestheirstatedintentiontosupportstreamlineandfacilitateindustryregardlesswhatisdoneunchanged.NorthernerswholiveintheMackenzieRiverwatershedarekeenlyawareoftheimplicationsofallthis.Itisjustamatteroftimebeforeoneoftheoilsandstailingsreservoirssimilarlyoodtoxicwasteintotherivers.AdozentailingsreservoirsorpondssitadjacenttotheAthabascaRiverperchedonitshighbankcoveringover207squarekilometresofformerborealforestandwetlands.Theycontainroughly187bil-liongallonsofsludgewithphenolsarsenicmercurycancer-causingpolycyclicaro-matichydrocarbonsandnaphthenicacids.ItisaprovenfactthatoilsandstailingsaretoxictohumansleakingdirectlyintotheAthabascaRiverandleachingintothegroundwater.AllthatisignoredbytheAl-bertaandCanadiangovernments.Atail-ingsspillwouldbecatastrophic-apotentialalsoignoredbygovernments.Inallofthisthefederalandprovincialgovernmentshaventplannedproperly.Theirmonitoringisineffectivetheypur-poselydemandlittleornoaccountabilityandtheydontlearnwhenthesameprob-lemhappensoverandover.Theyoftenignorewhentheirownlawsarebrokenassuchtheytooareresponsible.WhatishappeninginCanadaisignoranceofbib-licalproportions.Wemayhavenocontroloverterriblethingshappeninginotherpartsoftheworldbuttheseman-madedisastersathomeareentirelypreventable.ItistimetheCa-nadiangovernmentstartedenforcingitsownlawsmonitoringcompaniesandhold-ingthemcriminallyresponsiblewhentheirnegligencewarrants.DarwinTourangeautrieshishandatclimbingagreasedpoleinanattempttocapturethecashprizeatthetoponeofthemaineventsatFortChipewyansHeritageDayhostedbytheBicentennialMuseumonAug.4.TheannualeventisacelebrationoftheareashistorywithAboriginalandnon-Aboriginalgroupsalikehostingculturalactivitiesthroughouttheday.PhotoPamGibot 5TuesdayAugust12201415YearsAgo...SettingtherecordstraightontheMOIDetailsoftheproposedSmithsLandingclaimareasthatfallwithintheboundariesofWoodBuffaloNa-tionalParkwerereleasedatapublicmeetingMon-day.Therearethreeparcelsoflandthatareinsidetheparksboundaries.UndertheproposedclaimtheselandswillofciallybecomeIndianreservesandceasetobeparkland.IssueAugust10199920YearsAgo...ArseniclevelsupArseniclevelsinYellowknifeairincreasedduring1993accordingtoareportreleasedlastweekbythedepartmentofRenewableResources.Theannualav-eragewas0.015microgramspercubicmetreupfromrangesof0.006to0.01between1989and1992.ThehighestconcentrationswerefoundinthevicinityoftheRoyalOakGiantMine.IssueAugust10199430YearsAgo...MassbuffalodrowningAbout40bisonarereportedtohavedrownedinanareasouthwestofSweetgrassinWoodBuffaloNa-tionalPark.ParksCanadaofcialKenEastsaysitsbelievedtheyhadbeendeadaboutfourdays.ManyarestilloatinginLakeClaireorhavebeenwasheduponshore.Currentlyitisestimatedthatthebisoncountintheparkisabout5000.IssueAugust91984ARCHIVESCOLUMNSHayRiverandTroutLakehavebeenaddedtothegrowinglistofcommunitiesinthesouthernhalfoftheNWTthathavebeenthreatenedbynearbywild-resthisyear.MoreNWTcommunitiesthreatenedasextremereconditionscontinueTerryGiovannettiNotgoodNorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKByDAWNKOSTELNIKThelastmovieofthisyearwhichhasbeenplayingfortheentiremonthisJoanofArc.Thelastmoviebeforebreakupgetsre-playeduntilaplanecancomeinandnallytakeitaway.Inthesummerwedontwatchmoviesaseveryoneistoobusytositstillthatlong.Natureismuchmoreinterest-ingandbeingstuckinsideissomethingthatyouhavetodoifyouaresick.WhywouldyoustayinsideifyouwerentsickIbelievethatmymotherhasbeenstronglyinuencedbytheJoanofArcmoviesheclipsmyhairasshortastheboys.MynameisDawnwhichdoesntsounddifferentthanDonex-ceptinmymindandnowIhaveaboyshaircut.Allofthegirlsweartheirhairlongandstraight.MyfriendSarahhasbeautifulwildcurlsathrowbackfromaFrenchvoyageurancestorIamsure.HerlastnameisGaudet.Theteasingislimitless.Maybethehaircutwillprovideacoverformewhilewetrytoadjusttoacommunitythatisnotrealfondofwhitepeople.GirlscanbemuchcruellerthantheboyssometimesandImakeacutelittleboywithmyshorthair.TheymayleavemealoneuntilmyhairgrowsoutandtheydiscoverthatIamactu-allyagirlandthenthefunwillbegin.ItistreatydayinGoodHope.PeoplecollectonthegrassintheRCMPcompound.TreatyIndiansreceive5perpersonandsometimesawoolblanket.Non-treatyIndiansreceivenoth-ingwhichisntmuchless.Ev-eryoneisdressedintheirnest.Womensheadsarecoveredinbrightscarvestheywearlongdressesandsparklingbeadedmuklukswithrubbers.SomeoftheoldmensportoldblacktopWhiteGirlBackinTime1967Part2of2hatsandblacksuitjacketsthatlooktobeahundredyearsold.Hundred-year-oldhatsperchonheadsthatlooktobeahundredyearsoldalso.Womenchewsnuffandspitaswellorbetterthanthemen.Kidsrollaroundonthegrassbetweenthepeoplethataresittingcross-leggedwaitingforthegovernmentofcialstonishtheirbuzz.Slaveysingsitssonginthebackground.Thedroneofvoicesputsev-eryoneinatrance.Looklookdownbythechurch.Thisis1967CanadasCen-tennialYear.Antibiotic-ResistantOrganismsandwhywecareaboutthemByDR.ANDRCORRIVEAUInarecentlyreleasedreporttheWorldHealthOrganizationiswarningusthatantimicrobialresistanceisanincreasinglyse-riouspublichealththreataroundtheworldhttpwww.who.intdrugresistancedocumentssurveillancereporten.Thisproblemariseswhenamicroor-ganismnolongerrespondstoadrugtowhichitwasoriginallysensitive.Wheneverthisoccursstandardtreatmentsnolongerworkinfectionsbecomeharderorimpossibletocontrolillnessandhospitalstaysareprolongedwithaddedeconomicandsocialcostsandtheriskofdeathisalsoincreased.ToquotethisreportTheproblemissoseriousthatitthreatenstheachievementsofmodernmedicine.Apost-antibi-oticerainwhichcommonin-fectionsandminorinjuriescankillisaveryrealpossibilityforthe21stcentury.IwasthereforepleasedtobeinvitedtoparticipateasajurymemberintheCanadianCon-sensusDevelopmentConferenceonSurveillanceandScreeningforAROsAntibioticResistantOr-ganismswhichwasorganizedbytheInstituteofHealthEco-nomicsoftheUniversityofAl-bertainJune.Ithoughtitwouldbeworthwhiletosharesomein-formationaboutthisimportantpublichealthissue.Antibioticsareprescribedbyhealthpractitionerstotreatbac-terialinfections.Theyworkbykillingorslowingthegrowthofbacteriahelpingthebodysownimmunesystemtoeliminatethesourceofinfection.Effectiveantibioticsarecrucialtotheprac-ticeofmodernmedicine.With-outtheseminoroperationsandmanyothermedicaltreatmentswouldbeassociatedwithmuchgreaterriskofdyingduetoin-fections.Inadditionantibioticsplayanessentialroleinthepub-lichealthresponsetooutbreaksoftuberculosisorforlimitingthespreadofsexuallytransmit-tedinfections.Unfortunatelybacteriahavetheabilitytochangeorevolvesothattheynolongerrespondtocommonlyusedantibioticsinotherwordstheybecomeantibi-oticresistant.Wehavelearnedthatbacteriacanevensharere-sistancegenesamongthemselveswithinfavourableenvironments.TheUnitedStatesCenterforDiseaseControlandPreventionCDCrecentlyestimatedthatatleast23000Americansdieeachyearfromantibioticresistantin-fectionsandover20billionofdirecthealthcarecostsarelinkedtoantibiotic-resistantillness.IntheCanadiancontextthecurrentoverallmedicalcostsofantimi-crobialresistancetotheCanadianhealthcaresystempredominantlyaffectingtheinstitutionalsectormaybeasmuchas200millionperyear.ThespreadofAROsisfosteredbythemisuseoveruseorinap-propriateuseofantibioticsinpreventingortreatinginfectionsinpeopleanimalsandplants.Whenantibioticsaremisusedtheweakbacteriaarekilledwhilethestrongermoreresistantonessurviveandmultiply.Thiscanhappenwhenthewrongdosageandorcombinationofantibioticsisprescribedorwhensomeonedoesnottakeantibioticsaspre-scribedsuchasskippingdosesorstoppingthemedicationtoosoon.Ascloseto75ofantibiot-icsareusedinagriculturalset-tingsthisisanissuethatextendswellbeyondthefrontiersofthehealthcaresystem.LinkshavenowbeenclearlymadebetweengivingdrugstoanimalsandtheappearanceofAROsinhumans.Antibioticsmaybegiventofood-producinganimalstopromotegrowthandtotreatandpreventinfections.Theymayalsobesprayedonfruittreestopreventorcontroldisease.Drug-resistantorganismscanthenbetransferredtohumansinmeatmilkfruitordrinkingwateraddingtothere-sistanceproblem.Anexampleofthisisdrug-resistantSalmonellawhichcanbetransferredfromani-malstohumansthroughthefoodchain.ToaddresstheseconcernsHealthCanadasVeterinaryDrugsDirectorateVDDincollabora-tionwiththeCanadianAnimalHealthInstituteCAHIiscur-rentlyengagedinworkwithotherimplicatedstakeholderstoremovethegrowthpromotionandorpro-ductionclaimsofmedically-im-portantantimicrobialdrugsandtolookatoptionstostrengthentheveterinaryoversightofantimi-crobialuseinfoodanimalsmoreinfoathttpwww.hc-sc.gc.cadhp-mpsvetantimicrobamr-notice-ram-avis-20140410-eng.php.HoweverforthepurposeoftheseseriesIwillbefocusingonthehumanmedicalaspectsofthisissue.Properdiagnosisistherststepintheeffectivetreatmentofanyinfection.Visityourdoctororotherhealthcareproviderforaproperassessment.Beawarethatantibioticsarenoteffectiveagainstallinfectionscausedbymicro-organismsforexamplean-tibioticsarenoteffectiveagainstviruseslikecoldoru.Alsospe-cicgermscanbetreatedmoreeffectivelywithdrugsthataretargetedtothem.Thisoftenre-quiresalaboratorytest.Takemedicationasdirected.Donotstoptakingprescribedmedicationpartwaythroughthecourseoftreatmentun-lessyouarehavingaseriousadversereactionwithoutrstdiscussingitwithyourhealthcareprovider.Evenifyoufeelbetterusetheentirecourseofprescribedmedicationasdirectedtomakesurethatallofthebacteriaaredestroyed.Donotshareprescriptiondrugswithanyoneelseortakedrugsprescribedtoanyoneelse.Donotushout-of-dateorun-usedmedicationsdownthetoi-letpourthemdownthesinkorputtheminthegarbage.Ifyoudothismedicationwillendupintheenvironmentwhichcouldincreasethedrugresistanceproblem.Insteadreturnunusedmedicationstoyourhealthcentreorpharmacyforproperdisposal.HowbigaproblemareAROsintheNorthwestTerritoriesandshouldweworryaboutthemUnderthePublicHealthActtheDiseaseSurveillanceRegulationsoftheNorthwestTerritoriesmakeitmandatoryforlaboratoriesandhealthprofessionalstore-portanumberofcommunicablediseasesamongtheminfectionscausedbyantibiotic-resistantor-ganismsAROssuchasMethi-cillin-ResistantStaphylococcusaureusMRSAandVancomycin-ResistantEnterococciVRE.WealsocollectinformationoncasesofClostridiumdifcileC.diffinfectionandmonitorantibioticresistancepatternsonallcasesofactivetuberculosis.AlthoughtherearecurrentlyconcernsabouttheincreasingprevalenceofGonorrhoealinfectionsthatareresistanttomultipleantibioticstherehassofarbeennoevidenceofthisproblemhavingemergedintheNWT.InmynextarticleIwillprovideinformationonthestatisticsthatwecollectaboutvarioustypesofAROsintheNWT. 6TuesdayAugust122014InuvikthrilledwithmovementonfibrelineImprovedtechnologytobolstersatellitebusinessmayorIndustryCommunicationsByMEAGANWOHLBERGCommunitiesupanddowntheMackenzieValleyareexcitedattheprospectofbeinghookeduptoanewhigh-speedtelecom-municationslinebutperhapsnonemorethanInuvikwherethepromiseofgreaterband-widthcouldopenthedoortomajoreconomicopportunitiesforthetownssatellitefacility.InternationalcompaniesareactivelyeyeingtheNorth-erncommunityastheglobesnextmajorsatellitehotspotevenmoresonowthatacon-tracthasbeenawardedfortheconstructionofabre-opticlinethatwouldgranttheexist-ingInuviksatellitestationthebandwidthneededtotakeoffinthesectorsofremotesens-ingnationaldefenceandglobalcommunication.Oursatelliteoperationsrightnowaremaxedoutunderexist-ingtechnologiessaidInuvikMayorFloydRoland.Currentlyinformationhastobedown-loadedfromthesatellitesandthenmailedtotheownersondiscswhichistimeconsum-ingandburdensome.Astheinternationalcom-munitylookstoustoaddmoresatellitereceiverstationstheonequestionthatcomesupisdoyouhavebreWemakepeopleawarethatthatsintheprocessandconstructionwillstartsoonRolandsaid.Nowthatthecontracthasbeenis-sued...theyrenowtakingtheirnextsteps.ThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesrecentlyselectedtheproponentthatwilldesignconstructnanceop-erateandmaintainthenewMackenzieValleyFibreLinkMVFLstretchingbetweenFortSimpsonandTuktoyaktuk.NorthernLightsFibreCon-sortiumajointventurebetweenNorthwestelLedcorDevel-opmentsLtd.andLTSInfra-structureServicesLtd.wasawardedthecontracttotakeontheprojectestimatedtocost70millionandexpectedtobeoperationalbysummer2016.ConstructionisslatedtobegininJanuarystartingwiththesectionalongthewinterroadsystembetweenWrigleyandFortGoodHopefollowedbysummerconstructionbetweenWrigleyandMcGillLakelo-catedsouthofFortSimpson.TheremainingstretchbetweenFortGoodHopeandInuvikwillbedonethefollowingwinterandthelastpiecetoTuktoyak-tukwillbelaidoncethehigh-wayiscompleted.SeanCraignancialpolicyanalystfortheGNWTsaidthepublicly-ownedpieceofinfra-structurewillpayforitselfoverthenext20yearsimprovingtelecommunicationsincom-munitiesupanddowntheval-leyspecicallybybolsteringtheknowledge-basedeconomyinInuvik.TheresalotofinternationalandnationalinterestingrowingthatsatellitefacilityandthatiscertainlyreallygoodnewsforInuvikanditsreallygoodnewsforthisprojectaswellasfarasunderstandingthattheuserbasealongthevalleyisntthatlargeanditwouldtakeanawfullongtimeforaterritoryof40000tocomebackwiththemoneytopaythatoffIwouldthinkCraigsaid.Aspartoftheapplicationprocessproponentswerere-quiredtoidentifywaysinwhichlocalpeopleandcom-paniescouldbenetthroughemploymentfromtheprojectintheconstructionoperationandmaintenancephases.Thatwasaprettyimpor-tantpartforusCraigsaid.Wevebeendoingthecon-sultationpartforprettyclosetotwoyearsandthemainthingweveheardalongtheMack-enzieValleyiswewantourpeopletohavework.AccordingtoCraigNorthernLightshasbeenincommunicationwithallthedifferentcommunitiesaboutpossibilitiesforworkandaspartoftheGNWTsmonitor-ingoftheprojecttheconsor-tiumwillhavetoshowitiscontinuinglocalinvolvementthroughouttheinstallationandoperationoftheline.WhileInuvikbusinessescouldpotentiallybenetfromconstructionopportunitiesRolandsaiditismorelikelythecommunitywillreaptheprojectsrewardsonceitisoperational.MajorsatellitecompanieslonginterestedinInuvikbasedonitsnear-perfectglobalpo-sitioningarenowlookingatthetownwithgreaterinterestandbeginningtodrawtheirownconcreteplansforhowtheywillgetinvolvedoncethebreislaid.Wevehadacommunityvisitforthelastfewdaysbyoneofthecompanieswhosverylargeintheindustrytalk-ingaboutwellletsseeifthisisacommunitythatcanworkforusRolandsaidlastThurs-day.Sotheyrepreparingtogetinformationreadytoseeifwellmakethelist.RolandisalsohopingtohostascienceconferenceinthewintertopotentiallygetmoreplayersthinkingaboutsettingupshopinInuvik.ApartfromattractinginternationalbusinessRo-landsaidthecommunityisalsoworkingtoensuretrainingop-portunitieswillbemadeavail-abletolocalstobeemployedinthemaintenanceandoperationofthetechnology.Wevebeeninconstantcon-tactwiththefederalgovernmentwhenitcomestotheirsatelliteoperation...andtalkingtothemabouttheneedtocommuni-catenowwithoureducationboardsandcouncilsaswellastheAuroraCollegeboardtoseewheretheycanadaptorsetupprogramsforpeopletostreamlineintothemandbereadyforsomeoftheworkthatwillcomeourwayhesaid.AdditionallyastheresearchcommunitygrowsinInuviksowillshoot-offbusinessandknowledgeopportunitiesfortherestofInuviksresidentsthemayorsaid.Thiscanchangethedi-rectionofoureconomicsinasense.Rightnowwevebeenveryreliantonoilandgaswhenitsboomorbust.WevebustagainRolandsaid.Sothiswillchangethatsubstan-tially.Insteadofgoingintoaboomorbustcyclewewillbeabletooperatethesefacili-tiesyear-roundtheyllneedpeopletomaintainthemandasmorecountriesgetinvolvedandbusinessesgetestablishedthatllbeanotherthing.SahtuseeksrenewablestooffsethighenergycostsColvilleLakesolarprojecttodisplacenearlyquarteroffueluseIndustrySolarEnergyByMEAGANWOHLBERGAfteryearsspentstrugglingwiththehighestenergycostsintheentireterritoryColvilleLakeistakingahugebiteoutofitsfuelconsumptionwiththerstbatterystoragesolarprojectintheNWT.Thepilotprojectwhichisexpectedtodisplace22percentofthedieselcurrentlyconsumedforelectricitywillgeneratemorethan57000kilowatt-hourskWhofpowerperyearforthegrow-ingSahtucommunityandputanendtothefrequentoutagesthathavebeenplaguingresi-dentsoverthepastyear.LastyearwehadquiteanumberofoutagesinColvilleandpartofitisbecauseitsanolddieselplantwhichneedstobereplaced.Sotheydidde-signanewdieselplantwhichisgoinginnextsummerandinadditiontothatdieselplanttheydecidedtoputinbatter-iesMyraBerrubmanagerofenergyserviceswiththeNTPowerCorp.NTPCsaidoftheprojectbeinginstalledthismonth.Thebatterieswillsortofabsorbthishighloadrequirementsowelldoawaywiththeseoutages.Thenewsolararraylocatedontheoldairportrunwaywillhavethecapacitytogenerate54kWofelectricity.Becausethecommunitysaverageloadisonly50kWtheexcesspowergeneratedwillbestoredbythebatteriesandusedtodis-placedieselduringthewintermonthswhensunlightislimitedbyshorterdaysandsnowfall.Withoutthebatteryweprobablywouldbewastingalotofpowerthatsbeinggeneratedfromthesolarbe-causewejustwontbeabletouseitallthetime.Nowbe-causeofthebatterieswellbeabletostorethatenergyBerrubsaid.Thetotalcostforthesolarpanelswasaround350000withapproximately700000moreforthebatteries.Thecon-tractoralsodesignedspecialracksforthearraytotiltthepanelsverticallyduringthewintertopreventsnowbuildup.BerrubsaidColvilleLakewaschosenbecauseofitshighpowercostsandbecausethecurrentdieselplantwasindireneedofreplacement.Ratherthanbuildanewfossilfuel-reliantenergysourceNTPCdecidedtoequipitwithrenew-ablecapacitytooffsetcostsinthethermalcommunity.AswellNTPCplanstoatleastdoublethesizeoftheproj-ectnextyearbringingthesolargenerationuptonearlyhalfofthecommunityspowerneeds.Apartfromdecreasingcostsforresidentstheprojectisalsoexpectedtosave41000litresofdieselperyearortheequiva-lentof1250tonnesofgreen-housegasemissionsoverits30yearlifespan.When-notif-theprojectissuccessfulBerrubsaidNTPCplanstolooktoitasamodelforotherthermalcommuni-tiesaroundtheterritorysuchasJeanMarieRiverintheDe-hchoasperthegovernment-ledNWTSolarStrategy.Wewouldliketoreplicateitinsomeofthesmallercom-munitiesshesaid.AlongwithsolarColvilleLakeisalsobecomingthetest-inggroundforwindpotential.NTPCisnowmeasuringthewindpotentialforthecom-munitytoseehowmuchpowercouldbegeneratedthatway.SahtudiscussinghydropotentialWhileColvilleLakeisinthespotlightforrenewablesintheregionotherSahtucommunitiesarealsobeingeyedforenergysavingsspe-cicallyinrelationtosmall-scalehydro.ATCOElectriciscurrentlyindiscussionswiththeSahtuDeneCouncilaboutapotentialhydrokineticsprojectinoneoftheregionsmanyrivers.ThecompanymadeapresentationlastweekduringtheSahtuAs-semblyinFortGoodHope.Whatthesethingslooklikeistheyrelongcylinderswithafaninthemiddleandwhattheydoissitonthebottomoftheriverbedandasthewaterpassesthroughthemitturnsthefanandgenerateselectricityintoshoreandbacktothecom-munitysaidMichaelDixonwhoworksforATCOinbusi-nessdevelopment.Hydrokineticsprojectsareabletoremainintheriverevenduringwinterandgeneratepowerbasedonthespeedoftheriversowmeaningfast-movingsectionsaretargetedforsuchturbines.Itssetupsoboatscangoovertopofthesethingsshcangoaroundthemorthroughthemandtheyredeepenoughsowhenicebreak-upoccursitwillnotbeimpactedbyit.WhenyouactuallylookatthesetestsitesyoucantseetheturbineatallDixonsaid.DiscussionsongoingforaboutayearareinearlystagesandneitheracommunitynorariverhasbeenelectedasoptimalasofyetbutSahtuMLANormanYakeleyasaidallcommunitiesremainopentothepossibilityofbringingdowndieselcosts.NTPCsubsidizedratesforthermalcommunitiesare27.25centsperkWhfortherst600kWhafterwhichusersarerequiredtopay57.28centskWh.Theyreopentoitbecauserightnow...thepowerratesareprettyhighforthecommu-nitymembersYakeleyasaid.TheyreatthemercyofNTPCastotherates...Itdbegoodtohaveanalternative.MaybewithATCOsproposalstheSahtucouldpossiblylookataconsiderationofowningtheirownpowercorporation.ElectricitycostsinColvilleLakearethehighestintheNWT.PhotocourtesyofGNWTPhotoTerryHalifaxTheMackenzieValleyFibreLineisexpectedtogrowInuviksexistingsatellitefacility. ResearchersintroducecommunitybatinvestigationsBiologistsbegintrainingparticipantsinFortSmithfornextsummerEnvironmentWildlife7TuesdayAugust122014ByDALICARMICHAELFridayeveningaroundduskagroupofbravesoulswanderedouttoThebachacabinsontheoutskirtsofFortSmithinhopesofen-counteringwhatsomemightavoidbats.Foraboutfouryearsre-searchershavebeenreturn-ingtotheareainordertomeasuretheirpopulationsinWoodBuffaloNationalParkWBNP.Nowtheyarehop-ingtotrainlocalstohelpwithcommunitycountsthroughouttheyearandintothefuture.Wevealwayswantedtodooutreachandeduca-tionbecausebatstendtobemisunderstoodsaidLauraKaupasamastersstudentfromUniversityofCalgarywhohasbeenstudyingtheminFortSmithforthelastthreesummers.Theyareeatingthepestsandtheyareanimportantpartoftheenvironment.Wewouldloveitifpeoplecouldcontinuethebatcountovertheyearstohelpmoni-torthepopulationsshesaidnotingthatitwouldbeim-possibletomakeanyconclu-sionsuntilatleastveyearsofdatahavebeengathered.Eightvolunteersmadeittothesiteataround900p.m.readytolearnabouttheightycreaturesofthenightincludingwhatkindsliveintheNorthandhowoftentheyreproduce.Nextthevolunteerswereintroducedtomethodstheywouldbeusingspecicallydetectorsusedtomeasurebatcallsandadapttheirfrequenciesmakingthemaudibletohumans.Around1015p.m.theystartedcountingtheanimalsspottingatotalof103thatnight-adown-turnfromthe300orsoanimalsseenearlierintheseason.Kaupasnotedthatitistoolatethisyeartostartcontinu-ouscommunitymonitoringasthebatswillsoonheadtotheirhibernaculumsremain-ingdormantuntilApril.How-evershehopesthatbyintro-ducingtheideashemaynowhavesomevolunteersreadytohelpatthestartofnextyear.WhitenosediseaseWhitenosediseaseiscausedbyafungusthatcov-ersthemammalssnoutsastheyhibernatecuttingofftheirairsupplyanddisturb-inganimportantperiodofrest.ItwasdiscoveredinsomespeciesinNewYorkstatearound2006andaftertherstyearitwasfoundresearchersnotedthatthefunguskilledoffalmost80percentofthepopulationitwaslinkedto.ItsspreadprettywidelywehaveitinCanadaalongtheEastCoastOntarioQuebecsaidIgaStasiaktheactingregionalbiologistwithEnvironmentandNat-uralResourcesENR.IthasntmadeitswayquitetoManitobaortotheNorthwestTerritoriesbutbecauseitsspreadingsoquicklywerereallyconcerneditsgoingtocomeupheretoo.Whatwewanttoknowishowmanybatswehaveandwhatspecieswehaveandtheirdistributionsothiscouldhelpustodetectitifweseetheresdie-offsinthetrendsshesaid.TraitsuniquetotheNorthAnimalenthusiastsmightnditinterestingtonotethatchiropterologistspeoplewhostudybatshavediscoveredmanytraitsthatseparateNorthernbatsfromtheirsoutherncounterparts.Firsttherearesevendis-tinctspeciesintheNorthwestTerritoriesvethatliveintheareaallyearlongandtwothatmigrateannually.AtthecentreofthestudiesaresmallbrownbatsNorth-ernlong-earsandbigbrowns.Thelattertworoostintreesatraitthathadntbeenstud-iedabovethe60thParalleluntilcurrentbiologistsstartedtheirwork.Northernbatstendtorepro-ducelessoften-onlyeveryonetothreeyearscomparedtoannually.Thismeansthatshouldanythingdecreasethepopulationsitcouldtakeyearstorestorethem.BatsintheNorthwillalsoforageforfoodallnightlong.Biologistsbelievethisisbecauseofshortersum-mernightsintheregionthusfeweropportunitiesforfeed-ing.Forthesamereasonitsbelievedtheyaremoreef-cienteatersscarngdownupto1000mosquito-sizedbugsinanhourtoeattheirbodyweightinbugsoverthecourseofanight.BatbiologistLauraKaupasdemonstratesmonitoringandmeasurementtechniquesusedtocollectdataonthemammalsforvolunteercommunityresearchers.HeresheisseenholdingalittlebrownbatnativetotheNorthwestTerritories.PhotoDaliCarmichaelEnjoyworkshopsdisplayslivetheatreaFarmersMarketandanArtistsFair.EventstakeplaceatMissionParkandtheNorthernLifeMuseumAug.12-17.10OFFSTOREWIDEUNTILAUGUST17Presentthiscouponandget10offgroceriesclothingandhouseholdgoodsNotapplicabletotobaccoproductsorgiftcardsNorthernStoreinFortSmithsupportsSummerSplashFORTSMITHSANNUALARTSFESTIVALFunactivitiesforthewholefamilyFORTSMITHSANNUALARTSFESTIVAL867872-2568Mon-Fri9am-8pm IndustryTourism8TuesdayAugust122014NWTtourismoperatorsmakebestofbadreseasonMarketingorganizationchallengedwithcreatingplanfor2015ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheNorthwestTerritoriestoptourismmarketingagencyisfacedwiththechallengeofensuringnextyearsvisitorsarentdeterredbywhathasbeenoneoftheworstwildreseasonsinrecenthistorythissummer.Tourismoperatorsthrough-outtheNWThavebeenforcedtobandtogetherandrejigsched-uledstaysoverthepastseveralweeksinordertosalvagetour-istsvisitswhichhavebeencomplicatedbyrescomingdangerouslyclosetowilder-nesslodgesblockingoutmainhighwaysandcancellingights.ItsbeenachallengesaidCathieBolstadexecutivedirec-torofNWTTourism-notonlyfortourismoperatorsbutforthemarketingagencyaswell.NWTTourismhasbeenforcedtoreschedulevisitsthroughoutthesummerbyinternationalmediahopingtogivethemasimilarvisittotheonetheysignedupforandleavethemwithalastingpositiveimpres-siontheycantakebacktotheirrespectivecountries.WecannotcontroltheweatherandweworkdespiteitBolstadsaidwithalaugh.Liketourismoperatorswearerejugglingreschedulingplanningextrastays...Wecantbeallthingstoallpeoplebutweresuretrying.WhiletheobstaclescreatedbythisyearsreshavebeenstressfulBolstadsaidtheresulthasbeenavisiblecamaraderieamongtourismoperatorsno-ticedbyvisitorswhohavere-markedonthespiritofNorth-ernersinmakingthebestofabadsituation.InsomecasesourownNWTTourismstaffhavepickedupgueststhathavehadtocuttheirholidaysshortatlodgesandweveassistedlodgeoperatorstotaketheirgueststoanotherareaofhos-pitalityBolstadsaid.Whatwereobservingisanincred-iblepulltogetherattitudeofcompetitorswhorecognizethathowpeopleleavetheterri-toryandtheirimpressionofuswillgaugewhethertheycomebackornot.WhethervisitorsreturntotheterritoryisaquestionbeingseriouslyconsideredrightnowbyNWTTourismasitpreparesits2015marketingstrategyfortheSpectacularNorthwestTerritoriesandBolstadsaidmanyunknownscomplicatetheplanning.Wedontknowwhattheimpactofmediacoverageandtheinformationthatsbeenputoutthereabouttheresitua-tionwillhaveonvisitorsandhowmanyofthemhaveseenitandpaidattentiontoitshesaid.Soweregoingintoourmarketingplanknowingwhoourmarketsareknowingwhattheyreinterestedinbutwith-outknowingwhatexposuretheyvehadtooursituationin2014thissummer.AndsoweneedtogetourheadsaroundwhatwillourmarketingplandotoaddressensuringthatthosewhohavebeenexposedtoandmayhaveconcernsabouttheNorthwestTerritoriesresitu-ationhowwillwegetaroundthatwithoutactuallydrawingitinandmakingitpartofthestorywewanttotell.Thatsourchallenge.ThoughmostofthecallstoNWTTourismarefrompeopleconcernedabouttheresitua-tionanditspotentialimpactontheirtripsBolstadsaidthereisalsoasmallminorityinter-estedinvisitingtoexperiencetheresthemselveswhichissomethingtoponder.Alotofthetouriststhatwegetthattravelinparticularbyroadandwhowanttogointoparksorintothewildernessarepeoplewhoarepsychographi-callybydenitionofwhotheyareadventurousshesaid.Soforthem...seeingthisispartoftheiradventure.TourismnumbersdowninYellowknifeNumbersoftouristsarede-nitelydownintheNWTcapitalthissummerduetoroadclo-suresrelatedtounpredictableandmassivewildrecomplexesalongtheonlyhighwayintoYellowknifebutthatdoesntmeanvisitorserviceshaventtriedtomakethebestoftheerysituation.TracyTherriengeneralman-ageroftheNorthernFrontierVisitorsCentreinYellowknifesaidtheusualstreamofroad-trippingvisitorsoptedoutofatrekthroughtheNWTthisyearduetouncertaintyaroundroadandreconditions.Ournumbersaredenitelydowntheresnoquestionshesaid.Forcertainweknowthatwerelosingtravelers.AlotofpeopletravelingtoAlaskawilldetourandseeus-theyreabso-lutelynotdoingthatatleastnotinthelasttwoorthreeweeks.IvehadpeopleonFacebooksayingwecancelledourtriptoYellowknifeandwhatnot.WhilethathasdroppednumbersTherriensaidroadclosureshavealsohadthecon-verseeffectofbolsteringactiv-ityatthecentrewithvisitorsmakingrepeatappearancestousewigetupdatesandseekoutmoretouristopportuni-tiestolltheirextratimeinYellowknife.Itsworkingbothwaysshesaid.Werenotgettingnewtrafcinbutpeoplearegettingstrandedsotheyarecomingbacktothecentresometimesonceortwiceaday.Aswellshesaidsalesatthecentresgiftshopsinclud-ingtheoneattheairporthavegoneupthisyeardespitethefewervisitors.ItskindoffunnybutIwouldsaythestrandedanddelayedpeoplearespendingmoremoneyTherriensaid.AlthoughsomevisitorshavebeenunhappywithanunplannedextensiontotheirvisitTherriensaidmanyoth-erswhobravedtheroadandfoundthemselvesstuckinYel-lowknifehaveexpressedtheirhappinessatbeingabletospendafewextradaystoexplorethecommunity.IfitsatravelerthathastheirwholesummertotraveltheyarenotconcernedTher-riensaid.TheyreenjoyingYellowknife.AmongthoseisagroupofAlbertateenswhowereleftwithoutaccommodationafterbeingstrandedinthecityduetoyetanotherclosureofHigh-way3.Withnoavailablecamp-sitesintownTherrienopenedupthevisitorscentretothemasrefuge.Wereencouragingpeopletospendasmuchtimeastheyneedatthecentrecomeanduseourwicomeandhangout.WehaveaTVhereifpeoplewanttowatchthenewsshesaid.Strandedtouristsarenttheonlycrowdbeinggivenahelp-inghandinYellowknife.Visi-torexperiencestaffhavebeenreachingouttocommercialtruckersparkedaroundthecitywhohavebeenforcedtowaitdaysforthehighwaytoopen.Venturingaboutthecitystaffarehandingoutguidebooksandlettingtheuninten-tionalvisitorsknowabouttheloadsoffreespotstovisitinYellowknifesuchasthemu-seumdiamondcentrelegis-latureandOldTown.Therriensaidtheresponsehasbeenverypositive.Everybodyhastobeveryunderstandingthatthisisoutofanybodyscontrolsoitmightbeinconvenientbutgettingupsetaboutitisreallyawasteofenergyshesaid.AreragesnearPlummersLakeLodgeatouristdestinationnearYellowknifeinmidJuly.PhotoAdrianLizotteENRGNWTEnvironmentWildreHotdrywindyweatherforecasttofuelwildresByDONJAQUEEarlyAugustisusuallytheendofthewildreseasonintheNWTwhenrecrewsarelaidoffandhelicopterandaircraftcontractster-minatebutnotthissummerwheretherehavebeen364restodateonly63ofthosedeclaredoutandweatherforecastsindicatingmoreofthesame.RickOlsenmanagerofreoperationswithEnviron-mentandNaturalResourcesENRtoldTheJournalthatanestimated2.856millionhectareshaveburnedtodateandanumberofactiveresareburningclosetoNWTcommunities.ThemassiverejustwestofYellowknifeisbeingac-tionedonthesouthsidelo-catedonly22kmfromthecapital.Anotherhugecom-plexfurthernorthofitisalsobeingactionedandis22kmeastofBehchokoburninghot.Othercommunitieswithwildrestoocloseforcom-fortincludeWhatiwherestrategicburnoutsthatshouldprotectthecommunityarebeingmoppedup.Thereareseveralres30kmtothesouthofFortResolutionthathaverecrewsbusyandabigrethatemergedoutofthenorthsideofWoodBuf-faloNationalParkisbeingworkedonsothatitdoesnotbecomeathreattoHayRiver.Workisstillbeingdoneonthewestsideofthemas-siveBirchCreekrecom-plexalongHwy3sothatitdoesnotthreatenFortProvi-dence.Allvecommunitieshavethevulnerabilityofoldgrowthforestbetweenthemandtheres.TherearestillhotspotsintheresalongHwy3whichwillprobablymeanpoorvis-ibilityfortrafcandthespo-radicclosingofroadaccesstoandfromYellowknifeandBehchoko.Aninversionthatiskeepingsmokefromthosereslowtothegroundisalsohamperingvisibilityforre-ghtingaircraftthere.FerociousreweatherTherewasbadnewsintheforecastattheNWTFireCentreweatherbrief-ingMondaymorningwherepredictorBevArchibaldfromTrueNorthweatherconsult-ingsaidthatferociousreweatherislikelyonTues-dayandWednesday.Shesaidthingswillbeheatingupanddryingoutandalowleveljetispossiblewherehighwindsdropdownfromtheupperatmosphere.Sheispredictingsustainedwindsofatleast20kmperhourgustingto35kmintheNorthSlavestormswithdrylightningandverylittlemoisturestrongsoutherlywindsaroundYellowknifeandweatherpatternsthatcouldconvergeintheSouthSlavetoproducethebestscenariofortornadoes.DehchoresclosetooutOnebitofgoodnewsisthattheresintheDehchoregionhaveslowedandOlsensaysnomoreactionisrequiredonthem.ThatincludesthethreeresthatwerenearthecommunityofJeanMarieRiverwhicharealldeemedclosetooutaswellasthemassiveKakisarethatisnownallyundercontrol.TheBirchCreekfirecomplexalongHwy3isstillcausingproblemsfortravelersbetweenYellowknifeandFortProvidence.PhotoKellyPennycookENRGNWT 9TuesdayAugust122014NewreghtersstepintohelpwithNWTblazesByMEAGANWOHLBERGForestsarenottheonlyNWTresourceatextremeriskofburningoutthissum-merwhichhasseencloseto3millionhectaresgoupinsmokesinceJune.Afterghtingoneoftheworstreseasonsinrecenthistorysometimes16hoursadayformorethantwoweeksrecrewsacrosstheterritoryareexhaustedandlookingforfreshlegstoreplacethem.LuckilydozensofablebodieshavejumpedintotakesomeofthepressureoffbysigningupforemergencyfirefighterEFFtrainingwiththedepartmentofEn-vironmentandNaturalRe-sourcesENRwhichbeganlastweekintheSouthSlaveandiscarryingonthisweekintheNorthSlaveaswell.IknowthattheyneedthehelpsaidChrisBrasswhoisfromWinnipegbuthasbeenlivinginNormanWellsforsevenyears.Nineteendaysontwodaysoff-thecrewsdontreallygettoomuchrest.Brass25wasoneinagroupof40individualsfromacrosstheNWTwhoewdowntoFortSmithforthreedaysofintenseEFFtrainingovertheweekend.Areghterwithsixyearsofexperience-includingascrewboss-Brasshadtakenthesummerofftoworkinconstructionbuthadamonthfreeandknewhisskillscouldbeputtogooduse.Ihaveexperiencewiththejobanditstheve-yearpeakeveryveyearsitgetsrealdryandhotintheNWTbutitstheworstyearIveseenandIverunacrewforveorsixyearsnow.Weneverhadthismanyreshesaidaddingthatinacouplemoreyearsofreghtinghemightgotoschooltobecomearetechnician.Brasswaspartofthesec-ondgrouptojumpatENRsrecentcalloutforEFFswithanothergroupof14fromFortSmithalreadydeployedtoFortResolutionafterdoingtheirtraininglastweek.Around60othersfromtheNorthSlaveregionaredoingtheirowntrainingthisweekinYellowknifewhileanothergroupfromHayRiverFortResolutionandFortSmitharemeetingintheSouthSlavetogetonboardinthenextfewdays.FrankTseleieJr.35wasalsopartoftheweekendtraining.HesaidithadbeenadecadesincehefoughtreintheSahtubuttheintensereseasonandalackofem-ploymentopportunitiesinhishomecommunityofFortGoodHopebroughthimdowntoSmithforthersttimetogetupdatedonhistraining.Idecidedtojoininthisyearbecauseitsoundslikeitsprettybadhesaid.Theymustbetired-16hourdays.ItstheworstyearIthink.Thissummerhasbeenwidelyregardedbyforestryofcialsastheworstinthelastseveraldecades.Over300resareburningthroughoutthesouthernhalfoftheNWTanddespitesomerainandcoolertemperatureslastweekextremedroughthaskepttheriskofmorestartshigh.Whilethedepartmentcanusuallygetawaywithrun-ningonetrainingprograminJunetheintenseresea-son-anticipatedtorununtilSeptember-spurredENRtoorganizeanotherrecruitmentefforttoensuretheyarewellstaffed.SomecrewshavebeenonressincelateMaysoitsalongperiodforpeoplesaidFrankLepineassociatedi-rectorofforestmanagementwithENR.WhilethetrainingthatEFFsreceiveisnotasintenseasthatgiventotheinitialattackcrewsworkingoncontrollingthemassiveblazestheirtrain-ingwillallowthemtohelprelievecrewsofthemop-updutiesaroundcontrolledressoinitialattackcanfocusonprotectingvaluesatrisklikehighwaystownsandcabins.Itsbasicwildlandre-ghtingENRtrainingofcerJasonCurriesaidofthena-tionaltrainingcourseofferedtheEFFs.Weteachthemtheskillstoghtreandtheba-sicsofsafety.Thoughitmaynotbethemostglamouroussideofre-ghtingmoppingupissomeofthemostimportantasitensureshotspotsareputoutsotheydontspread.Mop-upis80percentofghtingreandwererun-ningoutofpeople.Wecantcompromiseourinitialattackcapabilitiessowecanhiretheseguystodothemop-upsaidENRforestofcerBrentStarlingwhoinstructedthecoursealongwithSahturetechnicianShawnMaxwellforestofcerErnieFrancisofInuvikandBrianDragonaveteranfirefighterfromFortSmith.Theresalotofextensivemop-uptobedoneonalotoftheseresbecausetheyreallinthegroundCurrieadded.Theyrenotliketheywerethreeweeksago-bigcrowningres.Theweatheractuallystoppedtheseresfromdoingthat.Butwestillhavetodealwiththembe-causetheyreallburninginthegroundjustwaitingfortheforesttodryoutsotheycangoforanotherrun.Sowehavetotrytocontainthemwhenwecan.Thosetakingthetrainingcomefromavarietyofback-groundssomewithoutanyexperienceandotherswithmanyyearsworth.Apartfromlearningthebasicsaboutforestfuelsandrebehav-iourEFFsaregivenextensivetrainingonsafetyandusingequipmentinbothclassroomandpracticalsettings.Atpresenttherearearound100EFFsonstrengthineveryregionacrosstheNWTalongwith28ve-personinitialattackcrews.Otherjuris-dictionsarealsoprovidingrecrewstoassistintheef-fortswith120reghtersfromOntarioSaskatchewanManitobaYukonandAlaskaandtwoincidentmanagementteamsfromOntario.EnvironmentWildresPhotosMeaganWohlbergEmergencyreghtersintrainingtaketurnsusingthehosetoputouthotspotsofreburningintheground.Thecrewof40shippedouttodomop-upworkthisweek.InstructorswithENRshowthenewEFFsthesafeandcorrectwaytosetupandusethewaterpump.EFFcrewslayhosealongtheboatlaunchnearFortSmithtopracticeusingthepumpsandotherreghtingequipment.ForestofcerErnieFrancisofInuvikassistsanewrecruitinusingthestranglerwhichcutsoffwaterandallowsanewsectionofhosetobeconnected. 10TuesdayAugust122014OurCenterIcePlazastorehasconvenienteveninghours.Visittelus.comlearningcentretolearnmore.2014TELUS.WanttogetthemostoutofyoursmartphoneortabletBookafreeone-to-onelearningsession.Itsinournaturetocare.Wecareaboutyourquestionsbigandsmall.TheTELUSstoreislocatedat480RangeLakeRoadatthecornerofOldAirportRoadandRangeLakeRoadinYellowknife. ArtsCultureMusicFestivals11TuesdayAugust122014Enterprisehosts16thannualGatewayJamboreeByDALICARMICHAELDespiteroadclosuresandspotsofrainyweathermusicloversfromallovernorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriescongregatedinEnterprisethispastweekendforthe16thannualGatewayJamboree.Over300peopleattendedthefestivalthisyearcreat-inganatmospherethatwasatoncecomfortableandwel-comingforall.ItbringsalotofpeopleintoourcommunitytokindofseewhatEnterpriseisallaboutsaidWinnieCadieuxoneoftheeventsleadorganizers.Itbringsbusinesstoourlocalbusi-nessesanditalsokindofbringsthecommunityto-getherthroughvolunteer-ingandjustknowingthattheresadayofcelebra-tionthattheycanjustsitandrelaxandenjoyallthegreatmusicandotherfestivities.OnceagainthejamboreewasemceedbyPatBurkewhoentertainedthecrowdsbetweensets.Almost20groupsmountedthestagetoentertaintheaudiencehailingfromasfarsouthasHighLevelandasfarnorthasTsiigehtchic.RegularperformerslikeNorthCountryRockandCharlieHardistywerejoinedbynewcomerslikeFortSmithsownyoungrapperJomeiNewkirkandhisfatherTalliswhobleweveryoneawaywiththeirtightrhymesandJomeissmoothsaxaphoneplaying.Vendorslinedtheedgesofthepartygroundssell-inghomebakedgoodstra-ditionalcraftsandspecialbowsandhairpieces.RafesandbingowererunalldaywiththegrandprizebeingaHawthorneelectricguitartakenhomebythefortuitousCraigMcMaster.Childrenwereprovidedwithplentyofactivitieswithcraftsandfacepaint-ingstationssetupunderaspecialkidstentgamesandabouncycastlereadyforthemtotackleinbetweenrainshowers.Bunnocktournamentscar-riedonasbandsjammedinthebackground.AccordingtoCadieuxRussiansoldiersusedtoplaythegamewiththeanklebonesofhorsesandcows.TheactivitycombineselementsofhorseshoesandbowlingasteamsoffourtaketurnstossingabonemadeofplasticintheEnterpriseiterationinanattempttoknockovertheotherteamsboneslinedupinarow30feetaway.Itsjustadayoffunwedonthaveanycompeti-tionsoranything.YoujustsitbackrelaxandenjoyCadieuxsaid.Thereslotsforeverybody.Theycanjustchoosebetweensittingandrelaxingorjoininginsomeoftheevents-nopressure.PatBurkeclosedoutthefestivalforanotheryearwitharockingjamsessionjoinedonstagebyotherperformersfromthroughouttheday.AndrewDeedza81ofMeanderRiverAlta.jigsupastormtothetunesoftheddle.DakotaSteinwand3getsherfacepaintedinthekidstentjustoneofthemanyactivitiessetupforchildren.MathewGauthiertakesaturntossingaplasticboneduringthebunnocktournamentaRussiangamethatcombineselementsofhorseshoesandbowling.JomeiNewkirk13helpshisdadTallisandlittlebrotherZamanbringsomerapandrootstotheJamboreemixingupthesoundofthemainlybluesandrockandrollfestival.CharlieHardistyjamsoutonhisfantasticddlegettingthecrowdupontheirfeetinfrontofthestage.PhotosDaliCarmichael Kidsgetheadstartwithtrackandeldsummercamp12TuesdayAugust122014FortSmithHealthSocialServicesAuthorityPublicMeetingwithMinisterAbernethyAllresidentsareinvitedtoattendapublicmeetingonhealthandsocialservicesystemreforminFortSmith.BlueRoomatPelicanRapidsInnWednesdayAugust13at730pmLightrefreshmentswillbeprovided.Formoreinformationpleasecall867872-6257.SportsRecreationTrackFieldByDALICARMICHAELKidsfromtheSouthSlaveandDehchoregionshaveachancetoenhancetheirathleticprowessatafour-daycamptobeheldattheendofsummer.TheFortSmithTrackandFieldSocietyFSTFSalongwiththeterritorialgovernmentandtheMack-enzieRecreationalAssocia-tionissponsoringaRunJumpThrowRJTcampfromAug.19to22.Youtheightto16yearsoldwillgettobuildupontheirtrackandfieldskillswhichmaycontributetoimprovingtheirgameinothersports.WeregoingtostartwiththebasicsandwhenyoulookatwhatthebasicsareinjustabouteverysporttheresrunningtheresthrowingtheresjumpingsaidJanieHobartsecretaryfortheFSTFS.Wereallywanttoem-phasizefundamentalsportskillsandmovementskillssothatallofthechildrenlearnthatfromayoungageandthenastheygetalittlebitbiggerandalittlebitstrongerthentheycanstartspecializinginspe-cificsportsHobartsaid.IfyoulookattheCanadianSportForLifeCS4L...itsprinciplesarethatwewantpeopletobeinvolvedinsportfromthetimetheyrelit-tleuntiltheyreseniorsshesaidreferencingtheCS4Lslong-termathletedevelopmentframeworkalife-longseven-stageguidetotrainingcom-petingandrecoveringinphysicaltrainingandsport.DonWhiteanathletefromtheYukonwillbringhisex-pertisebyconductingdailytrainingsessionsforrunners.WhitehasawealthofexperiencehavingledtrackandfieldathletestotheCanadaWinterGamesCanadaSummerGamesandalsotheWesternCanadaGames.Thethrowingandjump-ingactivitieswillbeorga-nizedandcarriedoutbylocalyoungadultsfromthecommunityincludingRyanTourangeauDelaneyVailAnnaGervaisandcoachKarenZaidan.Thekidswillgettoprac-ticethethreebasicskillseachmorningbeforetakingpartinafternoonactivitieslikeswimmingandsoccer.Attheendofthedaythekidswillalsohavetheop-portunitytoparticipateincompetitiveminitrackandfieldmeets.Werehopingthatwegetaround30kidsandweareopeningituptothere-gionHobartsaid.Thetrainingopportunitywillcost60foroutoftownyouthand100forlocalswhowillgettoenjoyextraactivitiesontheMondayandtheFriday.Youngchildrencanpar-ticipateintheeveningac-tivitiesbypaying5perheadperday.PhotoMariaChurchRacersprepareforthe100msprintattheFortSmith5000trackeventbackinMay2014.TheupcomingRunJumpThrowRJTcampwillhelpyouthpracticethebasicsofmovementpreparingthemforamultitudeofactivities. ArtsCultureFestivals13TuesdayAugust122014SouthSlaveFriendshipFestivalcancelledagainPastperformersreacttosecondyearofeventhiatusByDALICARMICHAELForthesecondyearinarowtheannualSouthSlaveFriendshipFestivalhasbeencancelledleavingmusicloversandtheartis-ticcommunityintheregiondisappointed.TheseasonaltourismdrawtoFortSmithwasdroppedlastyearafterthetownsarenasufferedarethatleftorganizerswithoutaplacetohousetheirSuperShakerpartyoneofthemainmoneymakingeventsofthefour-dayfestival.EarlierthisyearLucyTulugarjukanartistbasedinFortSmithrevivedtheefforttocontinuethesum-mertimetraditionbutwasunsuccessful.OnJuly24sheannouncedinaFacebookposttotheFortSmithNWTCommunityBulletinBoardthatshewouldnolongerworkonthisyearsfestival.TheoriginalposthassincebeendeletedthoughremarksfromfellowcommunitymembersremainapplaudingTulugar-juksefforts.TheJournalreachedouttoTulugarjukwhodeclinedtocommentonthematter.WereallverysadthatanannualmusicreuniondidnthappenagainsaidVeronicaJohnnyaFortSmith-bornmusicianandrepeatper-formerbothsoloandwithherbandTheJohnnysnowbasedinToronto.ItsalwaysamajorpartofmyyearandIbookthingsaroundit.TravisMercredialocalmusiciannowlivinginYel-lowknifesaidthatinitshey-daytheFriendshipFestivalwassomethingheandhisfriendsalsolookedforwardtoeveryyear.EventhoughIwaslivinginYellowknifeitwasalwayspartofourplantogodownitwaspartofourscheduleMercredisaid.AbunchofbandswouldgodownfromYellowknifeandeveryonewaspsychedtobeapartofit.DavidPoitrasanotherlong-timeattendeeandper-formeratthemusicjambo-reeexpressedhisdispleasureovermissingtheannualmu-sicalrevelry.ItsprobablyoneofthebiggesthappeningsthattookplaceinFortSmithformanymanyyearsPoitrassaid.Despiteafewhiccupsovertimelikewhenhisbandwasbumpedforabelly-dancingperformancePoitrassaidhethoroughlyenjoyedplayingtheeventandwouldperformagaingiventhechance.AllIhadtodowasgodownwithmyguitarandgetuponstagehesaid.Ithinkthepeoplethatvolunteeraretheonesthathaveallthechallenges.Itsalotofwork.OrganizationalchallengesFormermusiciansvolun-teersandattendeesalikeareupsetatthecancellationofthefestivalasdisplayedinanumberofconversationshostedonsocialmediare-gardingthewaningproject.Anumberofproblemsplaguedthefestivalrepeat-edlyaccordingtoseveralsources.Evenwhensomeonesteppeduptotheplateandbeganplanningitseemedtherewasneverenoughhumanornancialsupporttogetthingsrunningsmoothly.Afteryearsofregularlyat-tendingthefestivalJohnnysaidsheroutinelywitnessedtheimmensededicationittooktosuccessfullyorga-nizeandcarryouttheevent.Iveneverbeenthecoor-dinatorbutIvehadmanyfriendsdothecoordinatorjobanditsjusttoomuchforonepersonshesaid.Whatshappenedinyearspastisfestivalcoordinatorsgetburntoutandthentheycantdoitanymore.Thereslotsofvolun-teersandthatstheotherthingthatsneededpeoplealwayscomethroughyouknoweverybodywantstoseethefestivalhappenJohnnysaid.Themainthingthatweneedtobefocusedonisaplanningcommitteeandhiringsomebodyreallyearlyonintheyear.MercrediagreedwithJohnnynotingthatitwouldtakeawell-oiledmachinethatcouldadapttochallengesyearoveryeartoensurethesuccessoffuturefestivals.Youhavetobuildsucces-sionintoanynon-protor-ganizationhesaid.Yourvolunteershavetobeyourfuturecoordinatorsyouhavetogivethemthatresponsi-bility.Healsopointedouttheneedforsupportfrommunicipalitiestomakesurecommunity-wideeventsliketheFriendshipFestivalre-mainedsuccessful.Thoughthegigisnothap-peningthisyearrumoursofearlyplanningforthe2015editionareabuzz.Astowhetherthoseplanswillcometofruitionitistooearlyyettotell.VeronicaJohnnyrocksoutatthelastSouthSlaveFriendshipFestivalheldin2012.ProgramteachesleadershipusingtraditionalvaluesEducationLeadershipByDALICARMICHAELAboriginalyouthfromFortSmithcametogetherlastweektoexplorehowtheycanbecomebetterleadersfortheircommuni-tiesbylearningtocombinetraditionalvaluesinterper-sonalskillsandacademicknowledgeintheirdaytodaylife.FromAug.5to7rep-resentativesfromtheUni-versityofCalgarysNativeAmbassadorPost-secondaryInitiativeNAPIventuredtothetowntorunaseriesofworkshopsonleadershipforthenineparticipants.Asyoungpeoplewere-allythought...whattheyweregoingtolearnintermsofthecoursecontentissome-thingthattheyregoingtoinstallandusethroughouttheiryounglivessaidAprilMcAlisteranem-ploymenttrainingofcerwithAboriginalSkillsEm-ploymentTrainingProgramASETSaninitiativeoftheAkaitchoTerritoryGov-ernment.ShewasinspiredtoorganizetheeventafterreadingaboutNAPIsvisittoFortChipewyan.Youlearntheseskillsandimplementtheminyourdailylifeandultimatelythatsgoingtohelpyouinthelongrunespeciallywhenitcomestoemploymentshesaid.ThecoursewasopentoAboriginalyouthages13to24andanyonewhowasinterestedwaswelcometoattend.Theobjectiveofourpro-gramistomotivateAborigi-nalyouthtondtheirleaderwithinandtoinspirethemtopursuepost-secondaryeducationsaidMallainaFriedlecoordinatorofNAPI.NAPIisadaptedfromasimilarinitiativeattheUniversityofCalgarythatteachespersonalteamcommunityandorganiza-tionalleadership.Traditionalvaluesandlessonslikethesevensacredteachingsofthegrandfatherswereaddedtomaketheconceptsmoreac-cessibletoAboriginalpop-ulationswhichhavesomeofthelowestuniversityandcollegeattendanceratesinthecountry.Nowambassa-dorstravelalloverWesternCanadasharingtheirknowl-edgewiththefutureorganiz-ersofFirstNationsMtisandInuitgroups.MatthewGagnonajuniorambassadorforNAPIsaidtheFortSmithkidstookpartintwomodules.Therstwasbasedinself-conceptualiza-tionself-empowermentandunderstandingonesownstrengthsandweaknesses.Thesecondmoduleworkedonusingthoseconceptstoimprovetheparticipantsstrengthsincoordinatingteamactivitiesfacilitatingconictresolutionandcre-atingchange.JustinLabelle20heardabouttheopportunitythroughSmithsLandingFirstNationSLFNwhereheisworkingasasummerstudent.Labellewhowantstobecomeaneco-tourismcoordinatorsaidhethoughtthediscussionswouldbeinterestingandprovideagreatchancetopracticepublicspeakingandconictresolution.SaythatIhavetwocrewmembersdisagree-ingIwouldgothroughcy-clesandaskthemwhattheproblemisandfromtheresolveithesaid.IthinkNAPIisprettyawesomeandIwouldrecommendittootherpeople.RileyHessdorfer15isanotherSLFNstudentwhodecidedtotryoutNAPI.Thehighschoolersaidhehopestobecomeanarchi-tectsomedayandbelievesthelessonscanhelphimbecomeabetternegotia-toranimportantassetinhischosenfield.Imreallyhappythattheyhadthisopportunitytotakepartinthiswork-shop.ThefacilitatorsareawesomeandtheyrejustrightatthatlevelwiththeyoungpeopleMcAlistersaid.Theyarejustsoen-ergizedthattheymakethedayveryinteresting.NAPIwillbeconductingasecondNorthwestTerri-toriessessioninHayRivertheweekofAug.18.PhotoDaliCarmichaelYouthandtheirNAPIambassadorsmeetinFortSmithAug.7tobuildleadershipskills.PhotoPaulBannister 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15TuesdayAugust122014BreathoftheLandfuelsneworalexhibitFortSmithartistbranchesouttoNunavutforlatestbotanicaljournalByMEAGANWOHLBERGThehardybutelegantstemsandblossomsofHighArcticplantscapturedalongthecoastofBathurstInletinNunavutarethelatesttogracethepagesofartistBrandyWilsonsbotani-caljournalaworkinprogressthatturnsreal-lifespecimensintoupcloseandpersonalplantportraits.TheFortSmith-basedartistrevealedhernewestexhibitBreathoftheLandAbotani-caljournalofBathurstInletlastFridayattheNorthernLifeMuseumandCulturalCentrewhere13strikingphotographsofcollagedoraarefeaturedforthersttimealongsidelichenlacedrocksandanimalskulls.TheportraitswereshotwhileinNunavutJuly1-82013inherportablestudiowhereinWilsonphotographsintricatecompositionsofplantsusingascannerblowsthemuptounrealsizesandthenshowsthemtotheworld.Fromabout900p.m.atnightuntilabout200inthemorningIwouldbework-inginmystudioshesaid.IwassohappyIwasbasicallyfueledbythelightofthemid-nightsun.ThenIwouldbeupagainat700a.m.IknewIhadsuchashorttimesoIhadtomakethemostofit-sleepcouldcomelater.Twoconcurrentpathssi-multaneouslydrewWilsontoBathurstInlet-aformerHud-sonsBayCo.postandthelo-caleoftheoldesteco-lodgeinCanada-forherlatestproject.HerrstintroductiontotheEasternArcticgetawayspotcamethroughrepeatedsugges-tionsbyfansofherworkthatshegetintouchwithPageBurttheinletsresidentbotanistwholiterallywrotethebookonbarrenlandplants.Laterwhiledoingmorere-searchonowersoftheHighArcticshecameacrossaphotoofArcticlupenforthersttimeandwasimmediatelytakenwiththeplant.WhenshecontactedthephotographerhesaidithadbeenshotinBathurstInlet.Itwasthenthatsheknewshehadtoarrangeatriptoseetheseplantsforherself.Thewholeworldofow-ershadopenedupbecauseIwentforArcticlupenandsawsomuchmore-allnewow-ersthatIhadneverseenbeforeanddidntknowexistedintheNorthwestTerritoriesorNuna-vutshesaid.Everydaywaslikeapresentvisually.WhilestylisticallysimilartoherpastcollectionofwildplantsinThebachaTrailsandRoadsideDitchesWilsonsnewshowischaracterizedbyadifferenceinapproachtoherformerforagingactivities.WithThebachaTrailsWil-sonwouldwaittocollectper-fectspecimensofwildowerswhiletheywereinbloom.ButinBathurstforjustoneweekshewasntaffordedthesamekindofconveniencewithre-specttotimethereshebeganpickingplantsinvariousstatesofdevelopmentintheirshortintensegrowingseasonandbranchedouttowardotheritemslikerocksandskulls.IdidntevenknowrockswouldbeonmyradarbutIgotintroducedtotheworldoflichens-rocktripemaplichenjewellichenstarburstlichen.Amazinglichensshesaid.WhenyougotoBathurstInlettheygiveyoualistofsuppliesthatyouresupposedtobring.Itoldthemyouremissingonethingonthatlistanextraboxtobringhomeallyourrocksin.EverydayWilsonandnineotherguestswouldtravelaroundtheareaonwalkingtoursandonabargeknownaf-fectionatelyastheBlueLooduetothecolourofitswash-roomfacility.Whenattheirdestinationshewouldbegincollectingherowersforthedayandbythemiddleofthenightwouldhaveanishedpiecebasedontheplaceorplantshewantedtofeature.AssistedbyBurtWilsonen-suredthatshechoseplantswithrespectleavingtherar-estintheground.SomepieceslikethegiantphotoofsilkymanicuredArc-ticcottonaresimplytoexposepeopletotheplantupclose.OtherslikeBirdIslandorAmethystPointMarsharecollectionsofplantstakenfromaparticularlocation.AnotherofMountainAvenshowstheow-ersbothinbloomandcurledup-atimelineusedtradition-allytomarkwhenmenleaveforhuntingandwhentheyre-turn.Ayuktheexhibitsfea-turepieceisadazzlinggreenandpurplefusionofsalt-fedplantssprungfromtherocksofQuadjukIsland.WilsonsaidnotadaygoesbythatshedoesntthinkofBathurstInlet.Itisareallyspecialplaceitssounique.Ineverheardavehicleforaweek.Theresinternetserviceinonecornerofonehouse.Therewerenodistractionsitwasjustyouinnatureandfreshairshesaid.Iwasjusthappytobethereeverysinglemoment.BreathoftheLandisondis-playatFortSmithsNorthernLifeMuseumuntilSept.30.PhotoMeaganWohlbergArtistBrandyWilsonopenedanewshowattheNorthernLifeMuseuminFortSmithonFri-dayfeaturingcollagedphotosofwildspecimenscollectedaroundBathurstInletNunavut.ArtsCultureVisualArts 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