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HarperaddressesArcticsovereigntyduringspeechPoliticsFederal2TuesdayAugust262014NEWSBRIEFSWoodBuffaloRCMPconcludeinvestigationintofatalcollisionAninvestigationintoarolledvehiclethatleftonemandeadandthreeothersinjuredhasbeenconcludedbytheWoodBuffaloRCMP.ThefatalsinglecarcollisionoccurredonHighway881onAug.17.Thedrivera26year-oldmalefromRedDeerAlta.waspronounceddeaduponpolicearrivaltothescenewhilehispassengersweretakentohospitalwithnon-lifethreateninginjuries.Speedandalcoholarenotbe-lievedtobefactorsinthecollision.Theinjuredhavebeenreleasedfromhospitalbutnonameswillbereleased..Continuedfrompage1.FinallythePMan-nouncedtheNorthernGreenhouseInitiativewhichwillseecommer-cializedgreenhousessetupacrossthethreeterritoriesinanattempttoalleviatefoodscarcityissuescausedbyhighcostsandlackofavailabilitywhileprovid-ingnewjobsandbusinessopportunities.Sofarthefederalgovernmenthaspromisedupto2millionforthecause.QuestionspointtoRussiaHarpertookseveralques-tionsafterthepresenta-tionthoughlocalmediaoutletsandthepublicwerenotinvitedtosub-mitinquiries.NationalpressaskedaboutCanadassanctionsagainstRussiaasaresultofitsactionsinUkraineandwhetherornotincreasedRussianactivityintheNorthhadsparkedanincreaseinCa-nadianArcticsovereigntydemonstrations.Ijustthinkweshouldnotbecomplacentbecausewehaveseenoverthepe-riodthatPresidentPutinhasbeeninpowerjustagradualgrowinginaggressivenessofhisgovernmenttowardneighboursandthegrad-ualmilitaryassertivenessofthatcountryHarpersaid.HenotedthathavingPhotoBillBradenPhotoDaliCarmichaelPhotoDaliCarmichaelPrimeMinisterStephenHarperaddressesacrowdattheQueenElizabethTerritorialParkinFortSmithduringapar-tisaneventonAug.22.TheeventtookplaceintheeveningfollowingHarpersannouncementsregardingincreasedinvestmentsinNorthernagriculturebythefederalgovernment.FortSmithlocalCathyLepineservesupsomefriedshattheprimeministerseventFridayevening.AnnaGervaisofFortSmithsingsthenationalanthemkickingoffanightofspeeches.InvestigationsignitedafterblackbearshotbyReidLakeGovernmentrepresentativesarehuntingdowninforma-tionaboutablackbearthatwasshotatReidLakeTer-ritorialParkthemorningofAug.17.TheNorthSlaveRegionalOfceofthedepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesisencouraginganyonewithinfor-mationtocomeforward.Theyaretakingtheopportu-nitytoremindresidentsthatwhilepoachingisillegalthereisarighttoshootabearinself-defencewhenlifeorpropertyisindanger.Afterthefactthekillmustbereportedtothenearestrenewableresourceofcerassoonaspossibleafterwhicharespondingofcerwillarriveatthesiteandtakepossessionofthebear.amilitarypresenceintheNorthisalsousefulforotherreasonslikehavingnearbysearchandrescueteamsavailableinremotecommunities.IntheeveningtheWest-ernArcticConservativeAssociationheldafishfryfortheprimeministeratQueenElizabethTer-ritorialParkadecidedlymorepartisaneventthantheearliergatheringwherehetoutedhisaccomplish-mentsintheNorthacrossthecountryandininterna-tionalspheres.AftertheFortSmithstopHarpercontinuedhistourtoCambridgeBayPondInletandIqaluitNunavut.DeputymayorofFortSmithDonWebbwelcomestheprimeministertohiscommunity.PhotoBillBradenTlichosubmitinjunctiontohaltwaterlandboarddismantlingInanefforttostopthefederalgovernmentfromdis-mantlingregionallandandwaterboardstheTlichoappliedforaninjunctiononAug.20.Thegroupiscall-ingoncourtstoordercontinuedfundingfortheboardsthroughoutanongoinglawsuitledbytheTlichoinMaywhichtheyhopewillstopOttawafromeliminatingtheWekeezhiiLandandWaterBoardunderBillC-15.TheregionalboardsaretoreceivefederalfundinguntilnextApril.ThefederalgovernmentwishestoreplaceSahtuGwichinandTlichoboardswithanoverarchingsuper-boardanactionthattheTlichosaywouldviolaterightsgrantedintheir2003landagreement.