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TotalharvestbanexpectedforBathurstcaribouAnall-outhuntingbanfortheBathurstandarestrictedtagsystemfortheBluenose-Eastareexpectedoutcomesofgov-ernmenttalksthismonth.Seepage3.NorthernwordsartcollideinnewchildrensbookAuthorGermanSaravanjaandpainterNickMacIntoshcapturethewildspiritoftheNorthinTheManWithTheWolfInHisBelly.Seepage21.HONOURINGHEROESLegionsHonourWallremembersFortSmithsveterans.Seepage13.NWTAlbertaleaderstalkpipelinesenergycooperationPremiersBobMcLeodandJimPrenticemetearlierthismonthtotalkmoreaboutanenergyco-operationagreementincludingaNorthernpipeline.Seepage9IndigenousparkrangersfromDownUndervisitNWTExpertsfromAustraliasIn-digenousProtectedAreassys-temvisitedtheNWTlastweektomeetwithFirstNationswantingtodevelopparks.Seepage6.VISITWWW.NORJ.CAAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00November112014Vol.38No.28NWTfinalizestransboundarywateragreementwithAlbertaPhotoDaliCarmichaelByMEAGANWOHLBERGSixteenyearsafterpartiesrstsignedontoamasteragreementfortheMackenzieRiverBasintheNorthwestTerritoriesnallycom-pletedtalkswithAlbertaontheirsharedwatershedlastweekbring-ingthetotalareaofthebasincov-eredbytransboundaryagreementsupto85percent.AsoflastThursdaythenegoti-atingteamfortheNWTreachedastableIntentionsDocumentwithAlbertaafterhavingcompletedasimilardealwithB.C.inJune.WiththesetwoagreementsinplacewecanconfidentlysaythatweareprotectingthevastmajorityoftheMackenzieRiverBasinandbecausetheMacken-zieRiverBasinisabout20percentofthelandmassofCanadatheseagreementsarealsoofna-tionalandinternationalsignifi-canceEnvironmentandNatu-ralResourcesMinisterMichaelMiltenbergersaidinlegislaturelastThursday.ThetwodocumentsaccordingtoMiltenbergersetoutcooperativeworkingrelationshipwithourMack-enzieRiverBasinneighboursMilt-enbergersaid.Hesaidtheecologicalagreementsbeforeitissignedinthenewyear.BothAlbertaandBritishColum-biaarecommittedtosigningtheseagreementsinFebruaryaftertheyhavecompletedtheirconsultationsMiltenbergersaid.ThiswillbeahighlyanticipatedcelebrationonewehopetohosthereinYellowknife.TheNWTgovernmentnowin-tendstopursuetransboundaryagreementswithSaskatchewanandYukonandisplanningtobegindiscussionswithNunavutaswell.MiltenbergercongratulatedthenegotiatingteamonsuccessfullyreachingtherstagreementsofthiskindinCanadaandmostoftheworld.WeareonthevergeoftakingamajorsteptowardsachievingthevisionwedevelopedfortheNWTWaterStewardshipStrategytode-veloptransboundarywateragree-mentsthatensurethewatersoftheNWTwillremaincleanproductiveandabundantforalltimehesaid.Withtheseagreementsinplacewewillnolongerndoutaboutupstreamdevelopmentsandeventsinthenewspaper.MinisterMichaelMiltenbergerEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesdecision-makingprocessesandes-tablishclearinformation-sharingandconsultationrequirementsforthemanagementofwatersowingnorthfromB.C.andAlbertaintotheNWT.Withtheseagreementsinplacewewillnolongerndoutaboutup-streamdevelopmentsandeventsinthenewspaper.Wearebuildingamuchclosermoreproductiveprotectaquaticecosystemhealthwhileallowingfordevelopmentbybothjurisdictions.Aboriginalgovernmentshavebeenconsultedthroughoutthedecadeofworkdoneonthetwoagreements.LastmonthAboriginalgovernmentsgavestrongsupporttotheNWT-B.C.agreementMilt-enbergersaidandwillhavetimetoreviewtheAlbertaagreementDonaldFergusson6showsoffhisdancemovesataJumpABuncheventatFortSmithsrecreationcentre.ThefuneventwasheldbyAmandaGrobbeckerwhoalsotouredthroughHayRiverandFortProvidencewithhersuperbouncyKangooshoes.Formorephotoscheckoutpage23. 2TuesdayNovember112014INDUSTRYFISHERIESNEWSBRIEFSGNWTsignsMackenzieValleyFibreLinkcontractTheGNWTnalizedandsignedacontracttobuildtheMackenzieValleyFibreLinkMVFLprojectlastweek.FinanceMinisterMichaelMiltenbergersaidtheNorthernLightsGeneralPartnershipNorthernLightswilldesignbuildnanceoperateandmaintaintheMVFL.Thebrelinkwillextendover1400km.Constructionissettobegininthenewyearwiththehopesthatthesystemwillbeop-erationalbetweenHighLevelAlta.andInuvikby2016.Oilcompanyned350000for2012AlbertapipelinespillSinopecDaylightEnergywasned350000byaprovincialcourtjudgeonNov.6afterthecompanypleadedguiltytotworegulatorychargesstemmingfroma2012pipelinespillinnorthernAlberta.OnFeb.22014thespillfromanunder-groundpipespewedatleast391000litresofpollutedwaterintoMarsheadCreekatributaryoftheAthabascaRiverformorethanadaybeforeitwasdiscovered.Theprocesswatercamefromanearbynaturalgaswellandcontainedsalineandtraceamountsofhydrocarbonsandhydrogensulphide.GNWTapprovesSnapLakeWaterLicenceAmendmentProjectAfterexaminingenvironmentalconcernsraisedbylocalAb-originalgroupstheGWNThasannounceditwillapproveamendmentstoDeBeersSnapLakeWaterLicence.Thedecisioncomesfollowinganenvironmentalassessmentre-portbytheMackenzieValleyEnvironmentalImpactReviewBoard.PremierBobMcLeodstatedthatthepotentialadverseimpactshadbeenexaminedandtheMackenzieValleyLandandWaterBoardwouldensuremeasurestoavoidandac-commodatethoseissuesthroughoutthelicencingprocess.Thankyoutoallthosewhomadethe7thAnnualLawrieHobartMemorialVolleyballTournamentasmash-ingsuccessMackenzieRecreationAssociationRoyalCanadianLegionTownofFortSmithParentsSpectatorsCoachesandChaperonesPWKTravelClubMercurySignArtFortSmithDrummersGNWTENRKaesersStoresHobartFamilyandtothestarsoftheshowThankyoutoalltheathletesSeeyounextyearMinisterpledgestobreathenewlifeintoNWTfishingindustryByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheterritorialgovernmenthasplanstoreinvigoratethedecliningNWTshingindustrybystrengtheningthedomesticmarketwithanewbrandandmarketingcampaign.IndustryTourismandInvestmentMinisterDavidRamsaypledgedlastweektobreathenewlifeintotheNWTsheryandre-establishitastheeconomicpowerhouseitoncewasbyfocusingonlocalsalesimprovedinfrastructureandbuildinguptheworkforce.Growingthedemandwithinourterritorywillpro-videnewincomestreamsfortheindustrysupportimportsubstitutionandlessenourdependenceonexportmar-ketsRamsaysaid.WewillbelaunchingacampaignwithintheNWTtobuildtheproleforshharvestedintheter-ritory.Thiswillincludethedesignofanewbrandpro-motionalitemsrecipecardssalesinformationandposters.ThedepartmentisalsolookingtouseitsNorthernFoodDevelopmentProgramtomovemoreshharvestedfromGreatSlaveLakeandKakisaintocommunitiesasfarastheBeaufortDelta.Alongwiththenewbrand-ingexercisethedepartmenthasearmarked1.5millioninits201516businessplantostartworkonanewexport-gradeplantforthesheryandisdevelopingastrategytoattractnewshersfromin-sideandoutsidetheterritory.RecentchangesmadetolegislationinAlbertaandSaskatchewanthathaveputanendtocommercialshingcouldseesherscomenorthtoGreatSlaveLakefromplaceslikeLakeAthabasca.ItwouldnotbethersttimesouthernshershaveworkedintheNWTaspartofthelocalshery.Inthesummerof2013sevenshersfromManitobaandAlbertajoined34NWTshers.AsinterestandparticipationinourGreatSlaveLakesherygrowssowilltheavailabilityofproductemploymentandlocaleconomiesRamsaysaid.Third-generationfisherShawnBuckleyofHayRiverapplaudedtheaddedsupportforalocalmarketsayingitsultimatelymoresustainabletofocusontheNWTbeforelookingacrosstheborder.Keepingthemoneylocalisagoodthingandthentheem-ploymentisthesecondthingthatsreallyimportant.Thatsallconsistentinalocalapproachhesaid.ThepriceoftheshIdsayisfairandgoodsoyoucouldmakealivingifyousoldmoreshlocally.BuckleysaidthereissomeworryaboutthefutureofshstocksonGreatSlaveLakeandsaidattractingmoresh-erstothelakewithoutimprov-ingthewayharvestingisdonerstcouldputstressoncertainspecieslikeinconnuconey.GreatSlaveLakeisaresil-ientlakeitsgotalotofshinit.ButlikethecommercialscaleweretakingitonitcoulddamageitBuckleysaid.Butifyoudidlocalyoudbecatch-ingwaylessandmakingmoremoneybykeepingitlocal.HesaiditsuptotheGNWTandFreshwaterFishMarketingCorp.tomodifytheirmarketingstrategysothatpricesimproveforallGreatSlaveLakeshspe-cieswhichwouldhelpbalanceoutwhatstocksarebeinghar-vestedfromwhatareas.LaketroutwhichisinhugeabundanceintheGreatSlaveLakeeastwedonttouchbe-causetheshpriceisverypoor.WevebeendoingthisyearafteryearafteryearandIdontthinkthatsagoodthingforGreatSlaveLakeBuckleysaid.Thelakeisbrokenintosectionssoeachsectionhasaweightforthattotalarea-notperlicencebutperarea-soitisprotectedthatwaybutIstillhaveaconcernbecausewedoshsomeareasmorethanweshouldbeIthink.ItneedstorelaxandletitbreatheagainBuckleysaid.Headdedthatfocusingonthelocalmarketwouldlikelyhelpsortouttheover-shingofanyparticularspe-ciessincelocalpeoplebuywhiteshjustasmuchaslaketroutjustasmuchasconeyandpeopleareevenstartingtobuylingcodwhichusedtobeconsideredacullsh.ThatsaidBuckleyfearstheremightnotbethere-quiredlocalmarkettosup-portaoodofnewsherstotheNorthifthatoccurs.Youcantputtoomanysh-ermenouttherebecauseifyouspreadthewordthatitsagoodthingjustabouteverybodyisgoingtogetalicencetosellshonthestreetsonowyourecom-petingwithabunchofpeopleagainforlocalsaleshesaid.Thatlldrivethatdownagainitsnotgoingtobefeasible.PhotocourtesyofShawnBuckleyThird-generationshermanShawnBuckleyofHayRiversayshewelcomesmovestobolsterthelocalindustrywhichhebelieveswillprovidejobswhileremainingsustainable.ChiefMinnieLetcherofLiidliiKueFirstNationdiesofmeningitisNORTHERNERSLEADERSByDALICARMICHAELThecommunityofFortSimpsonlostoneofitsleaderslastweekwiththesuddenpass-ingofMinnieLetcherChiefoftheLiidliiKueFirstNation.Letcherdiedofmeningi-tisonNov.6afterhercon-ditiontookaturnfortheworsetheeveningbefore.ShewasmedevacedfromhercommunityandtakentohaveanoperationinEdmonton.Letcherwaselectedchiefin2013.BeforethatshewasthedirectorofcommunityprogramsandservicesfortheDehchoHealthandSocialServices.Apressreleasewithmoreinformationispending.Herfamilyhasaskedforpri-vacyatthistime.MinnieLetcherleftsharesalaughwithDeneNationalChiefBillErasmus.PhotoDeneNation TuesdayNovember1120143ENVIRONMENTWILDLIFECOLLECTWIN...1000ChamberBucksEATSHOPSTAYPLAYRIGHTHERE.inHayRiverisashoplocalprogrambyEATSHOPSTAYPLAYCOLLECTALL6MAGNETSTOENTER1WINNERANNOUNCEDATMIDNIGHTMADNESSNOV21ATTHEFIREHALLAFTERTHESANTACLAUSPARADECOMEANDENJOYHOTCHOCOLATE.Collect6magnetsandbringthemtotheGLWORKWEAR-MONSTERRECREATIONALPRODUCTS-SHETAKESTHECAKECAF-RINGSIDAPHARMACY-DIGGERZPOWERSPORTS-HAYRIVERHOMEHARDWARE-DRIFTWOODDINER-POWERSURGETECHNOLOGIES-THEBACKEDDY-QUICKPRINT-SUPERAFOODS-KABLOOMZFLOWERSGIFTS-SUPERIORSOUND-HAYRIVERDENTALCLINIC-NORTHMARTFOODSRETAILERS-WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD-RENEWHAIRSPA-CIBC-STYLESBOUTIQUE-KINGLANDFORD-LADEEDAHBOUTIQUE-THEPTARMIGANINNTheKEYSandPOISONPAINTING.RULESMustbe18yearsoroldertoenterMustcorrectlyansweraskilltestingquestionatthetimeofentry.MustnotbeaparticipatingbusinessowneroranExecutiveMemberoftheHayRiverChamberofCommerce.ZeroharvestexpectedforBathurstcaribouTagsystemwith1200quotaanticipatedforBluenose-EastherdByMEAGANWOHLBERGItsatoughdecisionthatnoonewantstomakebutthosesittingaroundthecariboumanagementtableintheNorthwestTerritoriesanticipateatotalbanontheharvestofBathurstcariboutocomedownbeforeChristmas.AboriginalleadersmetlastFridaywiththedepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesENRforthethirdtimesincethenumbersemergedshowingadrasticdeclineinthepopulationoftheBathurstandBlue-nose-Eastbarren-groundherds.Afterrunningoutoftimetomakeanyrealdecisionsyetanothermeetingisbeingsched-uledfortheendofthemonth.ENRMinisterMichaelMiltenbergerwasreluctanttogivedetailsonwhatwillbehisnalrecommen-dationbutEarlEvansoftheNWTMtisNa-tionsaideveryoneshouldexpectzeroharvestontheBathurstatleastforoneortwoyears.Damnrightsyoushouldexpectit.WhatelsecantheydoWecantaffordanotherhunthesaidoftheforthcomingrecommendation.Itsnotaverygoodsituationrightnowtobehuntingwiththenumbersthewaytheyare.Theyarereallyreallylow.TheBathurstherdisinrealtrouble.ENRofcialswerealarmedtoseetheBathurstpopulationdropto15000animalsfromthe460000thatexistedinthemid-1980s.SimilarlytheBluenose-Easthavedroppedtoaround30000animals.Miltenbergersaidthesituationinhismindamountstoaclearemergencythatrequiresimmediateaction.Itsaverytoughemotionalpoliticalissuebutattheendofthedayourfundamentalobligationistoprotecttheherdshesaid.Theresnoavoidingthatforanygovernment.ApartfromabanontheBathurstEvanssaidtheotherrecommendationbeingputforwardisatagsystemfortheBluenose-East.Thoughvol-untaryrestrictionslimittheharvestto2800thehuntingoftwicetothreetimesasmanyanimalssincerestrictionswereimposedontheBathursthasshowntheministerthatvoluntarydoesntwork.Evanssaidthedepartmentisnowcon-sideringimposingaquotaof1200animals.Alongwithharvestingrestrictionsthedepartmentisalsodiscussingpredatorcon-trolorwolfcullingalongwithcumulativeimpactsindustrialdevelopmentandeduca-tiononcaribouprotection.ThoughpreviousdiscussionsresultedinareluctantbutgeneralconsensusonthepartofAboriginalgovernmentsinfavourofazeroharvestfortheBathurstlastmonthEvanssaidpoliticalpressurefromthecommunitiespushedtheconversationtheotherwaylastweekwithrepresentativesfromtheTlichoGovernmentopeningthemeetingbycontestingENRsnum-bersanddefendingtheirtreatyrights.ItwasarealturnaroundwhichissadtosayEvanssaid.Ithoughtwehadaccom-plishedsomething.EvanssaidtheMtishavevoluntarilystoppedharvestingthoseherdsforthepastveyearsandsaiditistimeotherAboriginalgovernmentstostartmakingsacricestoo.RepresentativesfromtheTlichoGovern-mentdidnotrespondtorequestsforcomment.TheconversationhasalsobeencomplicatedbynewsfromNunavutsdeputyministerthat70tagsfortheBathurstarelegallysoldtooutttersacrossthebordereachyearmeaninghuntersfromthesouthareabletotakefromtheherdwhilesubsistenceAboriginalharvestersmaynot.IfitwassubsistencepeoplewouldbemuchmoreunderstandingbutwhenitsforprotthatsproblematicsaidMiltenbergerwhoindicatedmorediscussionswouldneedtobehadwiththeNunavutgovernment.Wesharemanyoftheseherdsandtheircalv-inggroundsMiltenbergersaidsowevegottogetsomethingmoredenitivefromthem.InthefutureMiltenbergerhopestohavemanagementplansinplaceforboththeBathurstandBluenoseherdswithoutlinedthresholdsandtriggersthatpreventapo-liticaluproarfromtakingplaceeachtimenewpopulationcountsarereleased.Hesaidallgovernmentsatthetablerecog-nizetheresnousehavingaharvestingrightiftheresnothinglefttoharvestbutsaiditremainstobeseenwhattheFirstNationshavetosayonthematter.MtisrepresentativescurrentlysupporttheENRrecommendations.Miltenbergersaidheiscondenttherightdecisionwillbemadetoensurethesurvivaloftheherds.YouknowhowIknowthatBecauseIamtheonewiththenalsayhesaid.LowherdnumberslikelymeananoutrightbanonBathurstcaribouharvestthisyear.PhotoAlexHall122waterfowldieafterlandingonoilsandstailingspondsByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheAlbertaEnergyRegulatorisinvesti-gatingafter122waterfowlwereconrmeddeadafterlandingonthreeseparateoilsandstailingspondsinnorthernAlbertalastweekwithin24hours.Weathermayhavecontributedtothedeathsofthebirdswholandedontail-ingspondsatCanadianNaturalRe-sourcesLtd.sHorizonsiteSyncrudesMildredLakesiteandSuncorEnergystailingspond.TheAERisassessingtheoperatorswa-terfowlmitigationsystemsandwhetherthedeterrentsystemswereoperatingcorrectlytheregulatorreleasedinastatementlastWednesday.Oilsandscompaniesarelegallyobligatedtopreventbirdsfromlandingontheirtail-ingspondswhichcontaintoxicbitumenminingbyproductsincludingneurotoxinsandheavymetals.Theimpactsoftailingsonwaterfowlbecameaseriousconcernafter1600ducksdiedonSyncrudestailingspondduringastormin2008forwhichthecompanywasrequiredtopayaneof3million.Justdaysafterthecompanypaidthepen-altyin2010another550birdsdiedonSyn-crudeandSuncortailingspondsagainafterencounteringpoorweatherduringmigration.Allthreecompaniessaytheirwaterfowldeterrencesystemswhichincludesoundcannonswereoperatingatthetime.AscarecrowwarnsbirdsawayfromatailingspondnorthofFortMcMurray.PhotoNationalWildlifeFederationENVIRONMENTWILDLIFE 4TuesdayNovember112014TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.2013CCNABLUERIBBONCANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2013CMCAAUDITEDTheNorthernJournalispublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedatStarPressInc.WainwrightAB.PublisherManagingEditor........................................DonJaque867-872-3000ext.21donnorj.caEditor.........................................................................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter.......................................................................DaliCarmichael867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller.....................................................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising867-872-3000ext.26salesnorj.caAdministration............................................JeremyTurcotte867-872-3000ext.26adminnorj.caProductionGraphics...................................SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caProductionGraphics..................................PaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caLetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.AdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRatesPricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.EDITORIALCOLUMNSGNWTabuseoftermpositionsunfairThejuniorkindergartencanhasbeenkickedondowntheroad.Whenfussoverthepo-tentiallossofteachersacrosstheNWTforaprogramfundedoutoflocalbudgetsreachedthepremiersearsthatwasthat.Takingsomuchoutofthesystemtocre-ateamajornewprogramwouldhaveerodedcapacity.Kidsqualityofeducationwouldhavesuffered.Parentswererighttobeupset.Thereisahiddenstorybehindallthisthatisignoredabouttheindividualswhostoodtolosetheirjobs.DozensofteachersinNWTcommunitieswereonthefrontlinesofthedebatevulnerableyetnamelessandun-seen.TheyareintermpositionswithoutpermanentjobstatuswiththeNWTgovern-ment.Anyofthemcouldhavebeenexcisedinordertondmoneyforthejuniorkinder-gartenprogram.Theymusthavebreathedasighofreliefattheprogrampostponement.Thatmeanstheylivethelastquarterofeveryschoolyearwithanaxehangingovertheirheads.Thewaitmustbeinterminabletheirlivesplaguedwithuncertaintyandstress.WhydoestheUnionofNorthernWorkersandtheNWTTeachersAssociationnotadvo-cateonbehalfofthesepeopleJobsecurityafterafairamountofassessmenttimehaslapsedfollowinghiringshouldbenegoti-ated.IsntthatcentraltowhatunionsareforIfanindividualinagovernmenttermpo-sitionfeelstheyshouldbehiredonperma-nentlytheymusttaketheinitiativeandleagrievancewiththeunion.Insodoingtheyriskbeingbrandedatroublemaker-notawisepositiontotakewhenyouaresovul-nerableyourfuturesubjecttothewhimsofyoursuperiors.UndertheCanadianLabourCodeanem-ployeedoesnothavejobsecurityuntilafterthreemonthscontinuedemployment.Addi-tionallyPartIIIoftheCodeprotectsanyonewith12monthscontinuousemploymentfromunjustdismissalunlessacollectiveagree-mentisinvolved.Inthiscasesinceacollec-tiveagreementisinvolvedunjustdismiss-alsareapparentlyallowedlongafterayear.Threemonthsisnotaverylongtimetoas-sessthecompetenceskillsworkethicper-sonalityandotherimportantqualitiesofanewemployee.Sometimesittakesaslongasayearforemployeestoprovethemselves.Ayearshouldbeamplehowever.Teachersandcollegeinstructorsstandbeforestudentswhoconstantlyjudgecompetence.Studentsaretestedregularlyandresultscanbecomparedtopreviousyearsandsystemstandards.Ev-erythingabouttheteacherinstructorjobispredicatedondemonstratingcompetenceinaverypublictransparentway.HowcouldanyonefakebeingagoodteacherformorethanayearIfthatcanhappensomethingisseriouslywrongwiththesystem.Employeeswhosestatusremainstermdonothavetherighttomostbenetspermanentgovernmentemployeesenjoywhichmustsavethegovernmentmoney.Buttheamountispaltrysurelynotthereasonbehindallthis.IsthegovernmentsocallousedthatitputsitsnewemployeesthroughthegrinderforyearsasaminorcostsavingmeasureThatsamegovernmentsaysitisstrivingtorecruitnewNorthernresidents.Acompanyoranagencyisonlyasgoodasitsemployees.Ifateacherorinstructorhasthepatienceunderstandingempathycha-rismaandtenacityneededtoconnectwithstudentsinadditiontobeingorganizedcom-petentandknowledgeableatwhattheyteachthereisnoreasonwhyjobsecuritywithinareasonablelengthoftimeshouldbewithheld.ThegermiestpublicplacesItsbaaack.Althoughthecommoncoldinallitsvari-antformsneverreallygoesawaythereisatrueseasonfortheu-andwereinit.Atheorybehindtheuscold-weatherspreadisthatinthewinterweallspendmoretimeinsidewhereitseasiertopasstheviruspersontoperson.Anotherideaholdsthattheressomethingaboutthevirusthatenablesitsspreadincolddryair.OnethingthatsforcertainColdanduvirusesareairbornetheycanyuptosixfeetthroughtheair.Theycanalsoliveout-sideofthehumanbodyforabout24hours.JosephRubiothedirectorofmicrobiologyatRBthemakersofLysoltoldweather.comthatanytimeyoureoutinpublicitslikelytheresacoldoruviruslurkingonasurfacenearby.Watchoutforthesegerm-ladenhotspotslikegrocerycarthandlesorthesaltandpepperandcondimentbottlesinres-taurants.Anythingalotofpeopletouchisgoingtobedirtyanditisespeciallybadifyoualternatebetweentouchingwhatmul-tipleotherpeoplehavebeenincontactwithalongwithfreshfood.Youcantliveinabubbleyoureal-waysgoingtobeexposedtogermsRu-binosaid.Ourbodieshaveevolvedtohaveafightingchanceinthewaragainstgerms.Wehaveanimmunesystemandaverygoodintactskinthatdoesntallowgermstogothrough.Weredesignedtoliveinaworldfullofgerms.Butevensohesaidtherearestepsyoushouldtaketoavoidgettingsick-washingyourhandsorusinghandsanitizeraftertouchingpub-licobjectsandbeingwaryofcommonlygermyspaces.JeffCrilleyRealNewsPROngoingangstoverthepotentiallossoftheirjobsisunfortunatelynormalfortheseteacherssomeofwhomhavebeenworkingfortheGNWTasprofessionaleducatorsforyears.Tenureasapermanentemployeeiswithheld.Theirfutureisnevercertain.InourinvestigationontheimpactsofthejuniorkindergartenprogramTheJournalwastoldlong-servingtermteachersinstructingessentialeducationprogramswouldnotbecutthattheyareneededandmoneywouldbefoundforthemregardless.IfthatisthecasewhyaretheynotgivenpermanentjobsButwaitthisshouldnotjustbeaboutthoseteachingwhataredeemedessentialsubjects.Awholecategoryofdedicatedemployeeswhoaretermarenotbeingtreatedproperly.ThesameapproachisusedintheAuroraCollegesystem.Itcantakeuptofouryearsbeforeapersonteachingtherenomatterhowqualiedappropriatededicatedandcompetentisgivenapermanentjob.Individualsintermpositionshavetoreapplyfortheirjobseachyearandoftenwaitseveralmonthstondoutiftheywillbere-hired.OngoingangstoverthepotentiallossoftheirjobsisunfortunatelynormalfortheseteacherssomeofwhomhavebeenworkingfortheGNWTasprofes-sionaleducatorsforyears.PhotoDaliCarmichaelFour-yearoldCarolynnFergussonleftandhermotherDanaFergussontakeintherstskateoftheyearatFortSmithsCentennialArenaonNov.9.ThebuildinghasbeenunderrepairsinceablazecauseddamagetotheinsideinMay2013andsofaritseemsthatskatersarehappywiththeirupdatedfacility. TuesdayNovember1120145COLUMNS15YearsAgo...PriceofheatingoilskyrocketsSincelastMarchthecostofheatingoilhasrisennearly50percentandformanyitsabitterpilltoswallowwiththeonsetofwinter.OnMarch1itcost25.9perlitreforheatingoilsaidLeonPe-tersonofPetersonsOilinFortSmith.Todayits38.3perlitre.IssueNovember9199920YearsAgo...GNWTofferstrappersguaranteedpriceforpeltsTheGNWThasannouncedanewfurpricingpro-gramthatguaranteesNorthernhuntersandtrappersaminimumpriceforarangeofpelts.RenewableRe-sourcesministerSilasArngnanaaqannouncedthepro-gramwhichwillapplytosevendifferentfur-bearingspecieslastweek.IssueNovember9199430YearsAgo...ObituaryXavierMercrediTheterritorialgovernmentlostawell-lovedandvalu-ableemployeethisweekwiththepassingofXavierMer-credithedeputyclerkoftheSupremeCourt.Mr.Mer-credi62passedawayearlyMondaymorningfromcan-cer.BornJuly151922inFt.ChipewyanAlta.XavierspentmostofhislifeintheNorth.IssueNovember81984ARCHIVESNorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKThreesketchcomedyaddictsfromInuvikcelebratedthesleeplessnightsandhardworkthatlaunchedthemintothenextroundofvotinginthenationalComedyCoupcompetitionlastMondaynightinthewaytheyknowbestwithchampagneandpizza.InuvikComedyrisestonextlevelinnationalcompetitionEileenGourandBrittanyBourkelikethis.AllovertheNorthindigenouswomenarecarryingoutimportantworkintheircommunitiesandacrossna-tionalbordersoftentimeswithoutaccesstonecessaryresourcesorstrongsupportfortheircauses.CircumpolarwomennetworkingtowardspositivechangeFriendsoftheWildWhoopersSuzanMarieJamesConstableandReneFrancoeurlikethis.WhiteGirlLivingwithpuppiesByDAWNKOSTELNIKWedecidethatwewanttogetareallygoodlookatthesebabiesofMollys.TheirmotherMollyisnotasfriendlywithusasSandyis.Sandyappearsgladtohavebabysittersshowuponoccasion.Mollymaytakeabiteoutofuswehighjackherbabies.Allsevenoftheseblackbabiesaresquirmingaroundonmymomscleankitchenfloor.Upsidedowntheygofatlittlelegssplay-ingwildlyandwesortoutmalesandfemales.Theyareoldenoughtowaddleacrossthefloorandtakenipsattheirbrothersorsisters.Thereisacommotiongoingonkidsgigglingatpuppiespuppiesyelpingatshadowsinthisstrangeplacebabygrowlsastheyslideacrossthewaxedfloorandskidintoeachotherandohoh.Quickwebettergetthemoutsideonebabyhaspoopedonmomsveryshinycleanfloor.Whenonestartstheyallstart.Sureenoughnowatwo-pilepickupisrequired.GetthemoutgetthemoutquickcleanitupNoyoucleanitupitwasyourideaNowayyousaiditfirstToolatemymomcomesin.WhatsgoingoninhereYouguysknowthatyouarenotallowedtobringdogsinthehouseItwasJohnniesideawealwayssaythatitwasJohn-niesfault.HeissmallerandgetsawaywithwaymorethanJoelandIdo.IdontcarewhoseideaitwascleanitupNowaitWhatonearthGetmethedustpan.OhmyGodJohnnyMymomiscallingformydadnow.JohnnylookatthisThisispeculiarpoopitismovingaroundontheshinycleanfloor.WhatmakespoopmoveyouaskDoyoureallywanttoknowMymomhasabackgroundinnursingGrabthosekids.GeezewedidntpooponthefloorwhatdoesshewantAssheisyellingfordadwearescoopingthemushymovingstuffpronto.Ithoughtyouwormedthosedogsshestatestomydad.Wellyouobvi-ouslymissedthesepuppiestheyarealiveandcrawlingwithwormsandnowwewillhavetode-wormthekidsaswell.Nobigdealweallgotde-wormedinthespringeveryyear.Dogswithwormskidswithwormsitjustworksthatway.Dontthinkthatasadultsyouareimmunetothesquirmybeings.Whentherewasnowormmedicineintowntheoldpeoplewouldgivetheirdogsapenny.TheysaidthatthewormsdidntliketheWhitemansmoney.Idobelievethatbugsjustdontlikecopperandsilverwhichareoldparasiticalremediesfromdaysgonebythatworkverywell.IlltellyouaboutthecureforanearacheanothertimeLetsjustgetthistopicoverwith.HaveyouevereatenrosehipsWewouldwaituntilafrosthittheberriestosoftenthepulpandlettheskinslipoffeas-ily.Everyonecalledrose-hipsitchybumberries.Ineverknewifthiswasbe-causetheyalsocontainedwormsofasortorifswal-lowedtheseedsbecameanincrediblesourceofrough-agethatcausedthisitch.ArentweallgladthatthisparticularsubjecthasnowbeendealtwithAndallwithinonestorytooyahooYourhealthandsafetyisacommunityeffortDidyouknowthat34percentofCanadiansfeelaweaksenseofcommunitybelongingInhonourofNationalCommunitySafetyandCrimePreventionMonththisNovembertrytohelpbuildahealthierhappierandsaferplacetolivebyinvolvingyourselfwithyourcommunity.ThroughitsNovemberCampaigntheCanadaSafetyCouncilencouragesallCanadianstoreachouttotheirneighboursthismonth.Takeadvantageoftheoftenmissedoppor-tunitiestoconnectwithyourneighbours.Greetyourneighbourstartaconversationordoasim-plerandomactofkindness.Takingtimetogettoknowyourneighbourscanhaveatwo-foldeffectyoureapthebenefitsofahealth-ierandhappierlifeandyoureffortswillalsomakeyourcommunitysaferforevery-onetolivein.Neighbour-hoodswherepeoplefeelconnectedtooneanothertypicallyexperiencelesscrime.HereareafewtipsfromtheCanadaSafetyCoun-cilintheinterestofsafety1.Walkinyourneigh-bourhood.Makeapointofgreetingpeopleyoumeetalongyourwalkandre-memberingwhotheyare.EileenGourGoodjob.Giveerboys2.Helpout.Offertohelpyourneighboursanddontbeshytoaskforhelp.Smallrequestscanbeagreatop-portunitytostartaconver-sationanddiscussneigh-bourhoodsafetyconcerns.3.Spendtimeinyourfrontyard.Bysittinginthefrontyouopenupop-portunitiestogreetandbegreetedbyneighbours.4.Joininorstartacom-munityactivity.Whetheritsacleanupfundraiserorblockpartyhavingacommongoalcanunitetheneighbourhoodandnurturealocalnetworkoffriendships.Forexam-pleGrandePrairiehasanactiveNeighbourhoodAssociation-checkandseeifyouliveinacommunitywithanalreadyestablishedassociation.Wecanalltakesimplestepstobuildoneofthemostpowerfuldefensesagainstcrimearesilientandcaringcommunityofneighbourswholookoutforoneanother.FormoreinformationpleasevisittheCanadaSafetyCouncilatwww.canadasa-fetycouncil.organdformoreinformationonbuildingneighbourhoodassociationspleasevisitwww.cityofgp.comwhereyoucanseealistofactiveassociations.MichelleHodderHealthPromotionFacilitatorAlbertaHealthServices 6TuesdayNovember112014ENVIRONMENTPROTECTEDAREASWESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.Minniewasaveryscaredshycatwhenshefirstcamein.Shehadbeenkeptinabedroomandwasnotsocialized.Shehascomealongwaybutwillre-quiresomepatiencetogainhertrust.Sheisagreatcatjustnotgoodwithotheranimals.SpayedNeuteredvByMEAGANWOHLBERGAustraliaandtheNorthwestTerritoriesmaybehalfaworldapartbutthatdidntstopateamfromDownUnderfromgettingtogetherwithNorth-ernerslastweektoshareideasonhowindigenouspeoplescansuccessfullycreateandman-agetheirownprotectedareas.AsetofexpertsfromAus-traliasindigenousparkman-agementprogrammetwithFirstNationsandgovernmentrepresentativesinYellowknifeandLutselKelastweektosharebestpracticesgleanedovertheir16yearsestablish-ingIndigenousProtectedAreasIPAsinAustralia.ItsthesecondtimeagroupfromAustraliahascometotheNWTtotalkparksman-agementwithmembersoftheLutselKeDeneFirstNationwhoarecurrentlynegotiat-ingaco-managementagree-mentwithParksCanadafortheproposedThaideneNenenationalparkontheEastArmofGreatSlaveLake.Ithinkwecanpresentamodelwithextensiveexpe-rienceinmanagingmultiplepartnershipsandestablish-ingasecurefundingbaseoverthelongtermwhilebeingabletoachievetheas-pirationsofourconstituentsandhavingrealdirectionandcontrolfromourAboriginalleaderssaidSteveRoegerofDhimurruoneoftherstandmostsuccessfulIPAstobecreatedinAustraliawhoattendedtheworkshop.ThetwopartiesmetinpreparationforareturntriptoAustraliathisweekthatwillseeThaideneNenene-gotiatorSteveNitahofLutselKegiveakeynoteaddressattheWorldParksCongresswherehewillsharetheDeneconservationethicbehindtheproposedparktotheinterna-tionalcommunity.ThemodeloftheIPAsandtherelationshipthattheyhavewiththeregionalandfederalgovernmentsandotherpart-ners...isagoodexamplethatwecouldmodelourrelation-ship-buildingprocessesafterhereinLutselKeNitahtoldTheJournallastweek.Thesepartnershipsbe-tweenAboriginalpeoplefoun-dationsandgovernmentscancreateawholenewmethodoflandmanagementinCanadacreatingemploymentandbusi-nessopportunitiesandreliev-ingtaxpayersofthenancialburdentothetaxsystem.TheAustralianIPAprogramcanshowtheCanadianpublicgovernmentandassociationsawayforwardinthatarea.NearlyhalfofAustralianparksindigenous-runWhilethemovetogivein-digenouspeoplesmanagingpowersoverparksinCanadaisrelativelyrecentatotalof66IPAsaccountfor40percentofprotectedareasinAustralia.Theseprotectedareasareestablishedundertherulesandcustomsofthecommunitiestogetherwiththesortsoflegalandtitlearrangementsthattheyalreadyhaveonthegroundandthepartnershipsandcollaborationsthattheycandevelopwithotherentitiesinordertodeliverthemanage-mentoutcomesexplainedBruceRosewhountilafewmonthsagowasthenationaldirectorofAustraliasIPApro-gramaninitiativehehasbeenpartofsinceitsinception.IPAsareprivatelandtheyrenotgovernmentland.Theyrenon-legislativebuttheyrerecognizedbytheAus-traliangovernmentasaformalpartofAustraliasnationalreservesystemRosesaid.Thoughmanyofthein-digenousgroupshaveissuesoflandtitlesettledbeforeenteringintotheIPAprocessthatisnotalwaysanecessitysaidRoegerwhoseDhimurruAboriginalCorp.managesanIPAof450000hectaresinAustraliasNorthernTerritory.OneofthebeautifulthingsaboutIPAsisthattheycanin-corporateothertenurespro-videdtheresbeencollabora-tionandagreementonhowmanagementoutcomesaregoingtobemetwhichhasallowedDhimurrutoincor-porateareasonbothlandandseaRoegersaid.Theterres-trialcomponentisAboriginallandbutthemarineestateisverymuchacollaborativezonethatweworkwithanumberofstakeholderstomanage.ThaideneNenecreatingownmodelApartfromtheproposedThaideneNenethereisonlyahandfulofparkreservesinCanadathathaveincorporatedAboriginalstewardshipintotheirmodel.AccordingtoLarryInnesasenioradvisortotheInternationalBorealConser-vationCampaignsAboriginalLeadershipInitiativewhichcoordinatedlastweeksmeet-ingsthatsbecauseCanadasparkssystemwasfoundedonadifferentapproach.TheAustralianmodelisveryverydifferentbecauseitsnotjustprotectinglandsbutitsactuallymanagingthoselandsundertraditionalownerdirectives...ensuringthatthepeoplewhovelivedtherefor40000yearsandwhohavemanagementpracticesasso-ciatedwiththoselands...aredirectlyinvolvedinthoseac-tivitiesInnessaid.InCanadawetookadifferentturnwhereweprofessionalizedresourcemanagementwegaveitovertodepartmentstolookafterittotheexclusionofnotjustextractiveindustriesbutalsoinmanycases...thepeoplewhohadalwayslivedthereandalwaysmanagedit.ThaideneNeneproposestochangeallthat.NotonlydoesthedraftagreementagreedtobyOttawaandnowinne-gotiationwiththeterritorialgovernmentlegallyputtheLutselKeDeneinchargeofmanagingtheparkthroughaproposedNihatniDeneWatchmenrangersprogrambutallowsthemtobeneteconomicallyfromtourismandcontinuetopracticetheirtraditionallanduseactivitiesinthepark.Weseethecreationofpro-tectedareasasdenedinmanywaysyoucancreateconserva-tionforthesakeofconserva-tionwhichsomeofourareaswillbeandsomeotherareaswillbeconservationforthesakeofconservationecono-miesNitahsaid.Thecreationofprotectedareascreatesem-ploymentonthegroundandotheropportunitiesthatweseeasvalue-addedtoprotectinglandatLutselKe.NitahaddedthattherearerealpossibilitiesmovingforwardforotherAboriginalgroupsinCanadawantingtoestablishandmanagetheirownprotectedareas.Inlightofthelatestcon-stitutionaldecisionsthatrecognizethejurisdictionofAboriginalpeopleintheirhomelandstheresaclearpathtoreachingthepointwherelargeswathsoflandcanbecreatedunderAborig-inaljurisdictionshesaid.AustralianindigenousparksofferlessonstoNWTThaideneNenenegotiatorheadingtoAustraliaforWorldParksCongressPhotoPatrickOLearyDarylLaceyleftoftheDhimurruindigenousprotectedareainAustraliameetswithNihatniDenewatchmanJakeBasiloftheproposedThaideneNenenationalparkinLutselKelastweek. TuesdayNovember1120147POLITICSENERGYWanttoapplyforNWTStudentFinancialAssistanceThedeadlineforapplicationsisJuly15th.Lateapplicationsareacceptedbutpaymentisnotguaranteedforthestartdateoffallclasses.www.nwtsfa.gov.nt.caStudentFinancialAssistancewww.facebook.comnwtsfaLikeusonFacebookforupdatesreminderstipsandmorewww.facebook.comnwtsfaAttentionPostsecondaryStudentsWanttoapplyforNWTStudentFinancialAssistanceTheapplicationdeadlineforprogramsstartinginJanuary2015isNovember15th.Lateapplicationsareacceptedbutpaymentisnotguaranteedforthestartofwinterclasses.www.nwtsfa.gov.nt.caOnNovember11thrememberourfallenandwoundedheroesfromaroundtheworld.867669-2244daryl_dolynnygov.nt.caMLARANGELAKEDaryLDolynnyRANGELAKE.comByDALICARMICHAELAfteratumultuoussummerfortheNWTspowercorpo-rationresidentsfromacrosstheterritorywerereadyandeagerforlastweeksenergycharrettewhereover120concernedcitizensgatheredtohavetheirmountingcon-cernsaddressedbyindustryofcialsandgovernmentrep-resentativesalike.Deviatingfromdiscussionsatthe2012charetteama-jorityofsessionsnarrowedinonindustryleadersandgovernmentsmovingawayfromlarge-scaleprojectstowardsmaller-scalesolu-tionsdesignedtosupportinitiativescreatedbasedonthestrengthsoftheregions.Theoverallactivitywastolookatwhatwasdevelopedtwoyearsagodoavalidationtoseeifthisisstillapplicabledetermineiftheprioritiesarestillthesameornotandthenseewhatrecommenda-tionsaroseoutofthatsaidGordonVanTighemchairoftheNWTPublicUtilitiesBoardPUB.Theoverarch-ingdiscussionseemedtoaimatdonttryanddothebigthingsidentifythesigni-cantprioritiesonaregionalbasisprovidearankingtothemandthengettoworkdosomeofthem.ThisyearalonetheGNWTprovidedabout200millionincost-of-livingsubsidiesatleast20millionofwhichisnowgoingtowardsallevi-atingnancialpressureontheNTPowerCorp.whichreceivedanothergovern-mentbailoutafteritsplanstoraisetheratesthiswinterspurredharshbacklashfromcommunities.ResultsfromthecharettearestillbeingpreparedbutforFinanceandEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesMinis-terMichaelMiltenbergerthedirectionofactionisobviousastheGNWTpreparesforthewintersessionwhereitwillestablishthe2014-15budget.Wehaventhadanyde-tailedkindofdebriengyetbutweareclearlyheadeddownthepathofsignicant-Iwouldcalltransformational-changeMiltenbergersaid.Aswemoveawayfromourrelianceondieselweneedtolookatourrate-zonestruc-tureshowtheNTPowerCorp.isstructuredasautil-ityhowmanydistributorswehavewhatdowehavetodotomakealternateenergyuseaseasyaspossiblewithourownpoliciesandregulationswhatkindoflegislationweneedtomakeiteasierforandclearerforuseofbiomasssolarwindsothatwhentheresinstalla-tionissuesallthosethingsaredealtwith.Miltenbergersaiditisimportanttonotethatitwouldntbepossibletodropdieselasanenergysourceimmediatelybutthatmanyofthecharettesdiscussionscenteredonhowtolessenre-lianceonfuelovertime.OneofthetopprioritiesidentiedbyMiltenbergerre-centlyhasbeenestablishingwindturbinesintheBeaufortregion.Theareaisknownforitsstrongwindsandtheideaofusingwindenergytherehasbeenoatedforyears.Nowthegovernmentis-nallymovingforwardexpertshavebeenconsultedandtheGNWTislookingtobuildtur-binesatStormHillsalongtheproposedhighwaybetweenTuktoyaktukandInuvikthelatterofwhichisthehighestsingleconsumerofdieselintheterritory.Theenergyproducedbytheseturbineswouldbeusedinbothcom-munitiesandwouldideallyeliminateatleasthalfofIn-uviksdieselconsumption.IfwecanhavethatkindofinuenceontheirpriceandcostthenitwouldbesavingsforeverybodyintheNWTMiltenbergersaid.AswelookatsortingoutourborrowinglimitweknowhowmuchwearegoingtobeabletoinvestlookingataplacelikeInuvikasonewayyoucangetmaxi-mumsavings.Basedonaformulaof3millionpermegawattpro-ducedhesaidtheinitialg-urefortheturbineswouldbeabout40to50million-whathedeemsaworthyinvestment.HouseholdscantakeimmediateactionMPDennisBevingtonwhohostedapanelatthecharettenotedthatmanyofthediscus-sionscenteredaroundimme-diateactionsindividualscantaketocuttheirenergyusageandinturntheircosts.EnergyefciencycanbedonereallyquicklyBeving-tonsaid.ThePowerCorp.wantstosee20percentoftheiraveragedemandindie-selcommunitiesprovidedbysolar.Thatcanbedoneinthenextyearitdoesnttakealongtimetodo.Sothethingsthatcanbedonenowaretheonestotakeagoodlookatdoing.Thesolarcangoaheadrightawayconversionstowoodheatingbiomasswoodchipsorwoodpelletscangoaheadrightawayandshould.Someoftheinvestmentmoneyhastogointothoseareasandthosearethethingsthatcanhappenrightnow.Asmorepeopleturntoadaptingthesealternativeen-ergiestheGNWThascom-mittedtocreatingpoliciesthatmaketheconversionpro-cesseseasierwhilethePUBwillevolveitsregulatorysys-temstokeepupwiththetimes.OuractioncontinuestobethesoleregulationofthetwolargerutilitiesVanTighemsaid.Weremorenowcom-ingintoconsiderationofpro-gramsthathavethepotentialofsupplementinggenerationlikedistrictheatingprogramsthathavesomeelectricalgen-erationcapabilitiesandde-termininghowtheytintotheoverallschemeofthings.AccordingtoPremierBobMcLeodareportcompilingresultsfromtheenergychar-rettewillbeavailablewithinthemonthatwhichpointitwillbecirculatedamongthegeneralpublicsothosewhowereunabletoattendthemeet-ingwillhaveachancetovoicetheiropinions.ThegovernmentwillthenlookatdevelopingaresponsetotheCharretteReportthatcouldincludechangestothecurrentEnergyPlanearlynextyearMcLeodsaid.WewouldliketoworkwithallmembersoftheLegislativeAssemblyonthisinitiativeandwillbefol-lowingupthroughtheStand-ingCommitteeprocesstofur-therengagemembersinthediscussion.StakeholdersstrategizearoundenergycostsatcharetteWeareclearlyheadeddownthepathofsignicantchangeministerPhotoBillBradenMichaelMiltenbergerministerresponsiblefortheNTPowerCorp.andPremierBobMcLeodbacklistenintent-lytoapresentationonrenewableenergyatthecharrette. ArcticEnergyAlliancenowservingtheSouthSlave8TuesdayNovember112014ENVIRONMENTENERGYSAVINGTrooperRichardGeorgeHardistysonofChiefFactorRichardCharlesHardistyandElizabethVictoriaMcDougall.AndrewRobertFlettformerNorthWestMountedPoliceSpecialConstablebornontheDehChonorthoftheArcticCirclein1864hadbeenamailcourierwithColonelSteelintheYukon.AmbroseBoyerwasborninDuckLakein1880.BoyerfoughtalongsideGabrielDumontintheResistanceof1885.LESTWEFORGETMtisfoughtintheSouthAfricanWarMostoftheMtiswhoparticipatedintheSouthAfricanBoerWarwereTwohundredandforty-twoCanadiansoldierswerekilled.OneoftheseCharlesEdgarHallettHediedinSouthAfricaofwoundsonMay311901atReitfontein.N.W.T.MTISNATIONSupportourveteranswhodedicatedtheirlivesbysupportingyourlocallegions.ByDALICARMICHAELJustintimeforhomeownersintheSouthSlavetobattendownthehatchesforthelongcoldwinteroneoftheterritorystopenergy-savingadvocateshasopenedanoutlettohelpresidentslowertheirconsumptionandcosts.ArcticEnergyAllianceAEAanassocia-tionofferingtrainingtoolsandrebatesonsustainableenergypracticeshasopenedanofceinHayRiverofciallymakingitsser-vicesavailableineveryregionoftheterritory.TheresalotofpeoplewholiveintheSouthSlaveregionsaidLouieAzzoliniexecutivedirectorofAEA.Theresanabundanceofre-newableenergyresourcesandhopefullythepeoplesopportunitiestogetassistanceandadviceisgoingtogrowleapsandbounds.Theofceiscurrentlyaone-manoperationheadedbyTomGrossa30-yearveteranofthehousingindustrywhohasspentthelast20yearsworkingasatechnicalmanagerwiththeNWTHousingCorp.followingadecadeofserviceinCambridgeBay.Ivegotquiteabitofexperiencewithhousedesignmechanicalsystemsventi-lationthattypeofthingGrosssaid.En-ergyefciencyhasalwaysbeensomethingthatsbeenabiginteresttome.Whenthisjobcameupitwasrightupmyalleysotospeakandmyreasonforapplyingforitwasmyinterestinenergyreductionandmakinghousesmoreefcient.ThoughtheofceonlyofciallyopeneditsdoorsonNov.6Grossisenthusiasticaboutgettingstraighttowork.Imhopingtobeabletoassistpeoplewithintheregionwithloweringtheirenergycostshesaid.IllbeworkingwithateamofenergyspecialistsoutofYellowknifeaswell.Illgettheopportunitytoworkwiththeseguysthatreallyknowwhattheyredoing.LikeotherAEAprogrammanagersGrosswilltraveltheregiontoconductworkshopsEnerGuide80buildingcompliancein-spectionsandinfosessionswithanyoneinterestedincuttingtheirheatingandelectricitybills.Oneoftheobjectiveswillbetoholdwork-shopsondifferentthingsGrosssaid.Illcoverpelletstovespelletboilersbiomassprobablyheatrecoveryventilatorstoimprovetheefciencyofhomesandlowerthecost.GrosspresencewillalsogivethoseintheSouthSlaveeasieraccesstotheorganiza-tionsmanyrebateprogramsavailableforanyindividualororganizationthatnan-ciallyinvestsintomakingsuretheirbuild-ingsoperateefciently.Bottomlineitsaboutbeingabletopro-videbetterclientservicesaidAzzoliniofthenewofce.ItsaboutthepeoplethattheArc-ticEnergyAllianceserves.Theabilityofthisorganizationtoprovideone-on-oneperson-alizedservice-wecouldntdothatoutofoneofceoutofFortSimpsonorfromYellowknife.ThegovernmentoftheNWTisprovid-ingfundingforthenewofceaccordingtoAzzolini.Itinvested200000intothenewoutletcoveringGrosssalarytheofcespaceandanynecessaryequipment.OverthenextyearAEAwillbelookingintohiringanad-ministrativepositionaswell.Whileweasanorganizationarefortu-nateenoughtobeabletohiresomeoneofTomsexpertiseandbackgrounditwouldntbepossibleunlesstheGNWTmadethatin-vestmentAzzolinisaid.Itspeakstothefactthattheyretakingthewholeenergycostandthedesiretomovetowardsalternativeener-giesveryseriously.AllinallthecrewatAEAisexcitedfortheprospectivechangecomingtotheSouthSlave.WevebeentryingtogetthemessageoutthatweasindividualscantakeactionandtherearepeoplelikeTomthatwecanreachouttoAzzolinisaid.Wesupportandencouragepeoplethatareconsideringalternativeenergyorwantingtoreducetheirenergyandheat-ingconsumption.Pleasejustgiveusacallwereallyhonestlywanttomakeadifference.PhotocourtesyArcticEnergyAllianceTomGrossisheadingthenewArcticEnergyAllianceofficeintheSouthSlave. AlbertaNWTpremiersmeettotalkenergyplanspipelinesTuesdayNovember1120149POLITICSENERGYNorthwestelremembersandthanksthosewhohaveservedourcountrysoThankyoutoallthosewhotookthetimePublicWorksandServicesDennisBevingtonMPNorthwestTerritories5014-50thSt.P.O.Box1986YellowknifeNTX1A2P5Tel867-873-6995TollFree.1-800-661-0802Fax867-920-4233Emailbevindparl.gc.cawww.dennisbevington.comHouseofCommonsRoom239ConfederationBuildingOttawaONK1A0A6Tel613-992-4587TollFree1-866-992-4587Fax613-992-1586Emailbevindparl.gc.cawww.dennisbevington.comRemembranceoftheeffortsofoursoldiersisacommitmenttocontinuetobuildabetterworld.RemembranceDayINHONOUROFByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheAlbertaandNWTgovernmentsareinthesameboatwhenitcomestostrandedresourcesaccordingtoNWTPremierBobMcLeodandbotharehopingthatboatmightcollectivelyshipoilandgastomarketviatheNorth.McLeodmetwithrecently-electedAlbertaPremierJimPrenticeearlierthismonthwhileinBanfftodiscussopportunitiesforcooperationonanumberofenergy-relatedfrontsincludingapotentialbitumenpipelinenorththroughtheNWTnowbeingtermedArcticGateway.WevealwayssaidthatwehavetokeepallouroptionsopenhereintheNorthwestTer-ritoriesbecauseifwecantgoeastwecantgowestwecantgosouthwecanonlygoupNorthMcLeodsaid.CertainlyAlbertaisonthesamewavelengththeyrecognizeiftheirinitiativesdontgoahead...thatAl-bertawouldbeinthesamepositionthatwearewheretheiroilwillbestranded.Wereveryinterestedinworkingtogetheronthat.Theterritorialgovernmenthasbeenpitch-ingtheideaofaNorthernpipelinesolutiontoAlbertasincethestartofthe17thAssem-blymorefrequentlynowthatoppositiontowesternsouthernandeasternpipelineproposalshasmounted.In2013Calgary-basedrmCanatecwashiredbytheAlbertagovernmenttodoapre-feasibilitystudyonthepotentialforanArcticEnergyGatewaypipelineheadingnorththroughtheNWTtoaportontheArcticCoast.CanatecsreportcameoutinthesummernotingthatapipelinefromtheoilsandsnorththroughtheNWTwouldbetechnicallyfea-sibleandnamedseveralpossibleroutesnorthofFortMcMurray.NowMcLeodsaidthepipelinemustpasstherealtestofnancialfeasibilitybeforetheideacanbecomeanactualproposal.WerelookingtocontinueworkingonittomoveontothenextsteptolookattheeconomicsMcLeodsaid.Albertasveryinterestedinparticipatinginthatevenpo-tentiallyparticipatinginthecost.TheNWThashadamemorandumofun-derstandingMOUonenergywithAlbertasince1998.Thoughitexpiredinlate2013theyareintalksnowaboutrenewingitandtyinginanEnergyCooperationAgreement.TheMOUwouldafrmthecommitmentsbetweenourjurisdictionstoshareinforma-tionidentifyeconomicopportunitiesforcollaborationandwherepossibleforjointplanningandsoon-anyinfrastructureorcoordinationonenergyresourcesandwhattheprioritieswouldbeMcLeodsaid.Thepotentialpipelineisoneofthemainideasbeingconsideredthroughthosediscus-sionsalongwithhydro-power.Thetwopremiersalsodiscussedtrans-boundaryissueslikewaterhealthcaretrans-portationthelabourmarketandAboriginalAffairsissueslikemissingandmurderedin-digenouswomenandchildrenincare.ItwasapositivemeetingandherecognizesthelonghistorybetweenAlbertaandtheNorth-westTerritoriesandwecouldreallyworkwelltogetherMcLeodsaid.AlotofourinterestsaresimilarandIthinkweregoingtohaveaverygoodworkingrelationshipgoingforward.SimilarlyPrenticesaidthetwojurisdic-tionssharealongstandingrelationshipandarenoweconomichubstooneanotherwithmanysharedinterests.PremierMcLeodandIlookedatthelonghis-toryofcollaborationbetweenAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriesandsetapathforwardtostrengthenoureconomicandculturallinksPrenticesaidinastatement.IlookforwardtocontinuingtoworkwiththeNorthwestTerrito-riesonareassuchasAboriginalpeoplesrespon-sibleresourcedevelopmentandmarketaccess.McLeodandPrenticewerebothinBanffNov.1forthevisitoftheFrenchpresidenttoCanada.PremiersBobMcLeodandJimPrenticemetthismonthtotalkenergycooperation.PhotocourtesyAlbertaPremiersOfce 10TuesdayNovember112014hasbeenatimeforCanadianstopaytributetoourwarveteransandtorespectfullyrememberwhodiedinthelineofduty.EveryyearNovember11thOnRemembranceDayOnRemembranceDayDavidYurdigaMPFortMcMurrayAthabascaFortMcMurray780743-2201Athabasca780675-8100Emaildavid.yurdigaparl.gc.caDavidYurdigaMPFortMcMurrayAthabascaFortMcMurray780743-2201Athabasca780675-8100Emaildavid.yurdigaparl.gc.caIencourageeveryonetotakethetimetorememberthosewhohavefallenintheserviceofourcountryandthosewhocontinuetoserveCanadawithcourageandcompassion.IencourageeveryonetotakethetimetorememberthosewhohavefallenintheserviceofourcountryandthosewhocontinuetoserveCanadawithcourageandcompassion.LTD.November11isadayonwhichthepoppyisproudlywornoverourhearts.Rememberandpaytributetoourfellowcitizenswhohavelosttheirlives.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGAsplummetingpricesatfuelpumpsacrosssouthernCanadacontinuetogiftdriverswithanearlyChristmaspresenttheresnosuchluckforresidentsintheNWTwherepriceshaveactuallyrisenoverthepastfewweeksinsomecommunities.Gasolinewaspricedat98.9centsperlitreinEdmontononFridayandprojectedtodropanothertwocentsbeforetheweek-endwhilepeopleinplaceslikeWekweetiandColvilleLakecontinuedtopaycloseto2.00perlitreforgasolineandheatingfuelandevenmorefordiesel-bothupfromlastyear.CustomersandtrappersintheSahtucannotaffordanymorespillageatthepumps.TheyaregettinggougedvoicedSahtuMLANormanYakeleyalastweekdemandinganswersfromtheministerofPublicWorksonwhetherornotsubsidiza-tioncouldbeanoption.WiththehighcostoflivingYakeleyasaidcustomersdeserveasubsidythatwouldallowthemtopaythecustomerratetheGNWTpayswhenitbuysthefuel.ButwiththewaythepetroleumproductsdivisionPPDoftheGNWTissetupoffi-cialssaythatkindofsubsidyisnotpossible.PublicWorkssuppliesbulkfuelto16iso-latedcommunitiesintheNWTincludingColvilleLakeandWekweetieitherbytugandbargeorbytruckoverwinterroads.DivisiondirectorJohnVandenbergsaiddeliveryoffueltakesplaceduringatightwindowandthequantityisenoughtolastmorethanayearmeaningwhateverpricethefuelwaspurchasedatisthepriceitsellsfor.Ontopofthepriceoftheproductcustom-ersarealsoforcedtopaythecostoftrans-portingthefuelthesalescommissionthatpaysthelocalsuppliersinthecommunitiesalevyfortherepairandmaintenanceoftheGNWTstrucksandfacilitiesadministra-tiveandinsurancefeespaidforbythede-partmentandofcoursetaxes.Vandenbergsaidthegovernmentisnotmakingaprot.Attheendoftheyearwebreakeven.Wereverylimitedwerenotpilingupcashhere.WeactuallyoperateundertheauthorityofanactofthegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesthePetroleumProductsRevolv-ingFundActwhichmeansthegovernmentallowsustoaccessafundwithwhichwebuyallourfuelwepayforallourservicesandthenattheendoftheyearwehavetoputthemoneyback.Sowereacompletelyself-fundingorganizationhesaid.Sowedonthavethemeansofsubsidiz-ingoranyothermethodofbringingthepriceoffueldown...PPDrunslikeabreak-evenbusiness.WhilethedepartmentisconcernedaboutcostsVandenbergsaidtheirbeliefisthatex-pensivefuelisstillbetterthannofuel.Fur-thermorehesaidresidentsareunawarethattheyhaveoftenpaidlessthanthemarketpricebecauseofthewaythebulksystemworks.Thisworksverywellwhilethemarketisrisinghesaid.Mostofthetimepeopleareactuallypayingapricebasedonlastyearscostofthefuelandasthemarketisrising-andithastraditionallysince2009beengoingup-itsveryadvantageous.Ontheoc-casionwhenthemarketfallssuchasnowpeopleareawarebecausetheyseepeopleinEdmontonwithproductfor99cents.Becauseofthesmallerpopulationsandiso-lationofmanyoftheNWTscommunitiesVandenbergsaidthereisnowayNorthernerscouldexperienceamarketdropinthesamewayasthoseinsoutherncentres.WhenyouhaveaservicestationoragasdispensingfacilityinEdmontonyoucanbesensitivetothepricesbecauseyoureget-tinginatruckeverycoupleofdays.YoureabletoturnyourinventoryoveronaweeklybasisVandenbergsaid.Sowhenpricesdofallattherenerendandyougetanewloadofgasolineinyourealmostoutoffuelandsothenewgasolineatasignicantlylowercostcanaffectyouimmediately.NopricedropatthepumpforNorthernersSmallcommunitiespaylastyearscostdespitemarketdownslideINDUSTRYFUELAbargetransportsfueluptheMackenzieRiver.SixteencommunitiesintheNWTareprovidedfuelbytheterritorialgovernmentbytugandbargeorbytruck.PhotoAlasdairVeitch NWTcelebrates50yearsofapprenticeshipprogramsStudentsemployersacknowledgedwithCanadianSkillsandTradesweekTuesdayNovember11201411OnRemembranceDaypleasepaytributetothemanyveteranswhohavecourageouslyservedthosewhocontinuetoserveandthesacricesthathavebeenmadeforallofus.EDUCATIONJOBTRAININGByDALICARMICHAELGrowingupAmyWardalwaysenjoyedbuildinggo-kartsandtinkeringaroundinthegaragewithhergrandfather.WhenitcametimetopickacareerWardwantedtostickwithsomethingsheknewandlovedsoshedecidedtobecomeamechanicandaftersometimeintheeldapartstechnician.CircumstancesbroughthernorthfromherhomeinAlbertawhereshejoinedtheranksof2600apprenticestrainedintheNorthwestTerritoriessinceapprenticeshipprogramswererstintroducedin1964.LastweektheGNWTcelebratedthe50thanniversaryofapprenticeshipprogramsintheterritoryduringnationalTradesandTechnologyWeek.OverNov.3to775currentapprenticeswiththetopmarksintheterritorywerehandedawardsofrecognitionfortheirhardwork.WardwhodidherapprenticeshipwithTDCContract-inginFortSmithwasoneofthosestudents.IworkedsohardatgettingthemarksthatIdidsothatIwouldbeabletoholdmyownandprovethatjustbecauseImagirlandImsmalldoesntmeanthatIdontknowmoreaboutcarsthantheydoWardsaid.Ifoundthaton-the-joblearningwasmuchbetterformeputtingmytheoryintopracticeimmediatelyinsteadoflearningabouthistoryandexpectingtorememberitwhenyougetoutofschoolthreeyearslater.TogettopmarksinyourtradeisaprettybigthingsaidDuaneMacDonaldcoordinatorofapprenticeshipsatAuroraCollege.Yourenotonlycompetingagainsttheeightor10stu-dentswhowereinyourclassitseverybodyinthatyearsoitisaprettybigaccomplishment.AuroraCollegeistheonlyorganizationintheterritorythatofferstheacademicportionofapprenticeshiptrainingandMacDonaldsaidheandhiscoworkersmakesuretheirstudentsreceivethebesteducation.Mywholerolehereisbasedoncurricu-lumandmakingsureweofferclassesthatareascurrentastheycanbehesaid.Ourshopsareasuptodateandreadyforthestu-dentsascanbe.MacDonaldsaidhefrequentlyconsultswithexperiencedworkersfromvarioustradesin-dustriesinordertokeepAurorasclassroomsatmodernindustrystandardsandtohelptheNorthemploytheverybestworkers.LookingtothefutureMacDonaldsaidthereisnoonetradethatstandsoutabovetherest.Thetradesingeneraliswherethebigneedishesaid.IwouldntsayonespecictradebecausewithalltheconstructiongoingonintheTerritoriesyouregoingtoneedcar-pentersplumberselectriciansgoingintothecampsyouregoingtoneedcooksyouregoingtoneedequipmentoperatorsyouregoingtoneedmechanicsyouregoingtoneedpowerengineers.NewjobtrainingagreementssignedDiscussioninlegislaturethisweekshowedthattheGNWTisalsoinvestinginimprovingthediversepooloftradesavailableintheterritory.ThisyearIhavesignedthreelabourmarketagreementswiththefederalgovernmentthenewCanada-NorthwestTerritoriesJobFundAgreementrenewaloftheTargetedInitia-tiveforOlderWorkersAgreementandthenewLabourMarketAgreementforPersonswithDisabilitiessaidEmploymentMinis-terJacksonLafferty.Thesethreeagreementswillprovidecom-prehensivetrainingeducationandopportu-nitiesforouremployersourolderworkersouradultworkersandcriticalunder-repre-sentedgroupsinourlabourmarketsuchasAboriginalpeopleyouthwomenincomeas-sistancerecipientsentrantsre-entrantsintothelabourforceandimmigrants.Thattotalsabout2.6inextrajobdevel-opmentfunds.Asofnowthereareabout400peopleintheNWTemployedinaskilledtradeandwithevermoredevelopmentprojectsonthegothosenumbersareescalating.Thereisabrightfutureforskilledtrades-peopleintheNWTandpartnerslikeemploy-ersandjourneypersonsarehelpingusprepareNWTresidentstotakeadvantageofthatLaf-fertysaid.Partnershipsarekeyinalltheworkwedoinlabourforcedevelopment.PartnershipswithAboriginalgovernmentsindustrySkillsCanadaNWTAuroraCollegeandtheMineTrainingSocietycontributetothatstrength.AshleyWardleftreceivesanawardforgettingtopmarksinAuroraCollegespartstechnicianapprenticeshipprogramin2013giventoherbyITIcareerdevelopmentofficerSylvieTordiff.Wardworkedhardandreceivedthesameawardthisyear.PhotocourtesyofAuroraCollege TuesdayNovember11201412LESTWEFORGETLESTWEFORGETTHETOWNOFFORTSMITHREMEMBERSANDRECOGNIZESALLVETERANSANDACTIVESERVICEMEMBERSOFTHECANADIANARMEDFORCES.THETOWNOFFORTSMITHREMEMBERSANDRECOGNIZESALLVETERANSANDACTIVESERVICEMEMBERSOFTHECANADIANARMEDFORCES.Hon.J.MichaelMiltenbergerMLAThebachawithdistinctionandbraveryaroundtheworld.Todayletshonourthemallbothpastandpresent.CanadianscontinuetoservetheircountryWehonourthosewhohavegiventheirlivesservingCanadiansanddefendingthevaluesandfreedomsthatweholdsodear.REMEMBRANCEDAYGeorgeTuccaroCommissioneroftheNWTCanadianRangersworkingtoreplaceLee-EneldriesByDALICARMICHAELThe.303LeeEneldriethecurrentof-cialgunfortheCanadianRangerswaspurchasedforusebytheCanadianRang-ersin1947.NowoverhalfacenturylatertheWatch-ersoftheNortharemakingstridestoup-gradetheirantiqueweaponstothesleek.308Winchesterrieacommerciallyavail-ablehuntinggun.Theold.303LeeEneldriepartsarehardtogetaholdofsaidCpt.StephenWat-tonunitinformationofcerfortheFirstCa-nadianRangerPatrolgroupthatworkstheNorth.Theyrenotmakinganymorepartsforthose.Itstimetoreplacetheagingries.TheywillbereplacedunderthedepartmentofNationalDefenceandthegovernmentofCanadasMunitionsSupplyProgramMSPbutitwillbeawhilebeforetheweaponsaredistributedwiththegovernmentcurrentlyintheprocessofsettingupamanufacturingbid.Thetwogunsarequitesimilar.Bothareboltactionmagazine-fedriesandareabletofunctionwellintheNorth.Unlikeothermodelsthesegunswontjamupfromthecold.ColtCanadaaweaponscompanybasedoutofKitchenerOnt.designedthenewriesandaccordingtoWattonwillbecontrollingtheupcomingbiddingprocessformanufac-turingrights.TheyredoingabigevaluationinDecem-berandthenacontractwillbeawardedtomake125oftheseriesinFebruaryWattonsaid.Thentheywillgothroughuser-trialsnextAugust.Followingsuccessfuluser-trialsColtCanadaplanstomakeanother6500gunstobehandedouttoRangersbetweenlate2015and2019.Biddingonaccessoriesfortheguninclud-ingslingscleaningkitstriggerlocksandcaseswilloccuratthesametimethougheachancillaryitemisconsideredtobeasep-aratebiddableitemaccordingtotheMSP.ThecostoftheprojectisunknownatthistimeWattonsaidandwontbereleaseduntilthebiddingprocessiscomplete.InthemeantimeRangerpatrolgroupsareconstantlyworkingtokeeptheirequip-mentuptodate.TheCanadianRangersneedtobelightlyequippedsotheycanmoveeffectivelyandefcientlyacrossthelandWattonsaid.Theygenerallycomewiththeskillsandequip-mentwerequiretodothetaskthattheyreaskedtodo.WearealwaystryingtoimprovesomeequipmentforthemlikewereintheprocessofgettingnewjacketswellupgradetheirGPSandsatellitephonesandwelltrytokeepthoseallmodern.RangerCpl.AndrewNormresoffa.303LeeeneldrieatamarksmanshipcompetitionheldtheweekendofOct.25inHayRiver.Startingin2015Rangerswillbetradingintheirantiquesforthe.308Winchesterrie.PhotocourtesyofCpt.StephenWattonREMEMBRANCEDAY2014 13TuesdayNovember112014ADAYOFREMEMBRANCEOntheeleventhhouroftheeleventhdayoftheeleventhmonth.Lestweforget.OnNovember11thpleasestoptoreflectandrememberthosepatrioticmenandwomenwhosacrificedtheirlives.GodBless.FortSmithremembersvetswithwallofhonourByDALICARMICHAELJustintimeforRemembranceDayFortSmithhasofficiallylaunchedanewdy-namicmemorialtothosewhohavesacri-ficedtheirtimeandlivesfortheircountry.InaceremonyonNov.10thelocalLe-gionbranchunveiledtheWeHonourwallshowcasingveteranswithalinktoFortSmith.AcommitteeofLegionmembersspentmonthsresearchingandgatheringphotosoflocalwarveteransfortheprojectfromthosewhoservedacenturyagointhefirstGreatWartothosewhomorerecentlyre-turnedfromAfghanistan.Wethoughtmaybewewouldhave10or12veteransthatwouldbeitsaidMurrayScottoneoftheLegionmemberswhocon-tributedtotheproject.Nowwerearound30andthoseareveteransthathavepassedawaytheyreveteransthatarelivingandtheyreveteransthatarestillserving.About20ofthosephotoswerepostedintimeforRemembranceDay.Amajorityofresearchfortheproj-ectsofarhasbeenconductedbywordofmouthwithtownsfolkcomingforwardwiththeirfamilymembersstoriespho-tosandmemorabilia.WereallywanttostressthatthisisnotacompletedprojectweknowwevealreadygotnamesofveteransthathavecometousinthelastcoupleofdaysScottsaid.Aswegetmorephotosandmoreinforma-tionthenthosepictureswillbeadded.LikeothersworkingontheWeHonourwallScottfeltpersonallyconnectedtotheproject.Hisfather-in-lawwasanengineerwhoworkedonLancasterbomberplanesinWWIIandtwoofhissistersservedaswartimenurses.ImafirmbelieverintheLegionScottsaid.Ibelieveitsanimportantinstitu-tionIbelieveitsimportanttorememberourveteransandIthinkitreallycametolightinthelastlittlewhilewithwhatshap-penedwithalloursoldierslosingtheirlivesonourshoresinCanada.Ijustthinkitsimportantthatwerememberallofthesepeoplethathaveservedandgivenusoursafetyandourfreedom.Asthecommitteecontinuescollectingphotosofveteranstheyarealsocompil-ingnotesforaguidebookaboutthepeo-plefeaturedonthewallandtheirstories.ItsbeengoingonforseveralmonthsnowanditjustwillkeepgoingonbecausewestillhavevetsthatwehaventlocatedScottsaid.ImsuretherewillbenewvetsthatcomeupandsonsanddaughtersjointheForces.ImarmbelieverintheLegion...Ijustthinkitsim-portantthatwerememberallofthesepeoplethathaveservedandgivenusoursafetyandourfreedom.MurrayScottMurrayScottleftandFortSmithLegionbranchpresidentAlKarasiukwereintegralpartsofacommitteeofLegionmemberswhoputtogetherthecommunitysnewwallofhonourwhichwasunveiledonNov.10intimeforRemembranceDay.PhotoDaliCarmichaelREMEMBRANCEDAY2014 14TuesdayNovember112014REMEMBRANCEDAY2014PelicanRapidsInn152McDougalRdFortSmithNTX0E0P0867-872-2789WEREMEMBERthemenandwomenwhohaveservedandcontinuetoserveourcountryduringKaesersisproudtosalutethosewhokeepourcountrysafebothinthepastandtoday.NEWSBRIEFSAlbertaraises220000formilitaryfamilieswithdedicatedlicenceplatesAsofNov.7almost4000Albertansaretheproudown-ersofSupportOutTroopslicenceplates.Fromeachplatesold55isdonatedtohelpmilitaryfamiliesintheprov-inceandsofartheinitiativehasraisedabout220000.ThespeciallicenceplacewasintroducedonJuly222014aspartofthelargerSupportOurTroopsProgramwhichhelpsinjuredpersonnelbyprovidingnancialassistancetomembersoftheCanadianArmedForcesveteransandtheirfamilies.TheprogramisadministeredbytheCanadianForcesMoraleandWelfareServices.ToordertheSupportOurTroopsplatevisitanyregistryagentacrossAlberta.OttawaconsidersmakingR-DayafederalholidayMembersofParliamentsaweyetoeyelastweekafterNDPMPDanHarrisintroducedaprivatemembersbilltomakeRemembranceDayanationalstatutoryholi-day.WhileNov.11isrecognizedbypolicyasanationalholidayBillC-597wouldinitiateanationalmovementtomakethedateastatutorypaidholidaythoughprov-incesandterritorieswouldbeinchargeofenactingtheirownlegislation.InadditiontotheNorthwestTerritoriesNunavutBritishColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanNewBrunswickPrinceEdwardIslandNewfoundlandandLabradorandtheYukonalreadyrecognizedNov.11asastatutoryholiday.TheHouseofCommonshopestohavethebillturnedintolawintimeforNov.112015.PhotosBillBradenVeteransgetvisitfromArmedForcesByBILLBRADENMembersoftheArmedForces440AirSquadronhostedtheweeklyLunchWithTheBunchfortheYellowknifeSeniorsSo-cietyattheBakerCentreonFriday.TheybroughtaRemem-branceDaytributetotwoWorldWarIIveteransRuthSpencewhoservedasanursewiththeRoyalCanadianAirForceandtoFlightSargentDustyMillerwhomaintainedDeHavil-landMosquitobombersontheirsortiesoverEuropefromtheAlliedbaseinNewcastleEngland.VeteransRuthSpenceandDustyMillerweregivenaspecialtributebymembersoftheCanadianForceslastweekinYellowknife.M-Cpl.DarrenMarcharettechatswithPrakashChughattheseniorsLunchWithTheBunchinYellowknife. TuesdayNovember11201415Rememberingthosethemselves.www.auroracollege.nt.caWehonourthosewhohavegiventheirlivesservingCanadiansandhelpingpeopleofothernations.TsiigehtchichonoursveteranswithwreathceremonyPhotosLawrenceNorbertBylawofcerPeterRossisthersttolayawreathforthecommunity.JoshuaNormanandArthurBenoit-CardinalplaceawreathonbehalfoftheJuniorKindergartentoGrade3classes.JohnNorbertlaysawreathonbehalfoftheTsiigehtchicElders.SamLennieJr.oftheTsiigehtchicRangerPatrolandJuniorRangerJessicaAndrerepresenttheCanadianRangersattheceremony.REMEMBRANCEDAY2014 BrothersharesCanadianheroslinktotheNWT16TuesdayNovember112014WeRememberWeRememberTheyshallgrownotoldaswethatareleftgrowoldAgeshallnotwearythemnortheyearscondemn.AtthegoingdownofthesunandinthemorningWewillrememberthem.ExcerptfromOdeofRemembrancebyLawrenceBinyonContractingLtd.1BreynatStreetFortSmithNT867872-4567WALLYSDRUGSBreynatStreetFortSmith867872-2134REMEMBRANCEDAYisnotaboutdivision.Itisaboutreconciliation.Itisaboutcomingtogethertohonourthosewhogavetheirall.GuardianTMByDALICARMICHAELBynowmostCanadiansknowthenameKevinVickerstheSergeant-at-ArmswhotookdownParliamentHillshooterMichaelZehaf-BibeauonOct.22haltingwhatcouldhavebeenarampagethatleftonesoldierdeadattheNationalWarMemorialinOttawa.WhatCanadiansmightnotknowabouttheirnationalheroisthatVickershasastrongconnectiontotheNorthwestTerritoriesafterservingasanRCMPofcerthereforade-cade-one-thirdofhis29-yearcareerwiththefederalpolice.KevinreallyenjoyedhistimeintheNorthhisyoungerbrotherWillVickersateacheratWeledehCatholicSchoolinYellowknifesharedwithTheJournal.Hehighlyrespectedtheeldershelistenedtothemandlearnedfromthemaswell.Hedidthatineverycom-munityhewasin.Willsaidhisbrotherrstcametotheter-ritoryinthelate1970sasayoungMountieaftertraininginMooseJawSask.andput-tinginabriefstintinPeterboroughOnt.Willwasntsurprisedbyhisbrothersca-reerchoice.GrowingupinMiramichiNBhedescribedKevinastheleaderofhissiblingstheoldestbrotherthatkeptevery-oneincheck.Attheageof19hetradedinhislongshaggylockstypicalofthe1970sforabuzzcutaftersigninguptojointheMountedPolice.HewenttoBehchoko-FortRaeashecalledit-andjustlovedhistimethereWillsaid.KevinspenttwoyearsinRaeandthenin1981hecameintoYellowknifeandworkedinmajorcrimes.TwoyearslatertheconstablewhostartedhisfamilyinYellowknifecrossedGreatSlaveLaketotakeovertheFortResolutiondetach-ment.ThatswhenWillablossomingteacherfollowedhisbrotherNorth.Iappliedforeverywhere-JamaicaBer-muda-andtheonlyplacethatinterviewedmewasFortResolutionhesaid.Itwasgreatformehavingmybrotherandhisfamilythere.KevinremainedstationedintheNWTforeightyears.WewouldwatchhockeyonSaturdaynightsthathewasntworkinginFortResWillsaid.Wespentalotoftimedoingfamilypicnicsgoingoutontheislandsorpackinguptheski-dooandheadingoutintothebush.KevinwouldgoontoworkinCalgaryforanotherdecadefollowedbyaperiodathomeinNewBrunswickwherehewasmadeincidentcommanderduringtheBurningChurchcrisis.HewouldalsobecometheChiefSuperintendentoftheRCMPintheearly2000sanddirector-generaloftheAb-originalpoliceservicesbranchbeforelay-ingdownhisbadgeandsteppingintotheHouseofCommons.In2008followinghisretirementfromtheRCMPKevinwroteashortreectiononhistimeinBehchokofortheRCMPGravespub-licationacollectionofMountieshistoricalmoments.ThepiecetellsofKevinsrelation-shipwithSpecialConstableVitalThomasanAboriginalpolicemanfromRaewhowas82whenthetwokneweachother.Thearticlerelatesastoryofacoldwin-ternightin1926whenThomastriedtosavethelifeofhispartnerCst.FrederickRhodesaftertheunfortunateofcersus-tainedburnsalloverhisbodyinastovere.ThomasattemptedtotransportRhodestowhatwasthenthenearesthospitalinFortSmitha300-kmdogsledrideacrossGreatSlaveLake.Adverseweathercondi-tionsfoiledThomasattemptbutthestorystuckwithKevin.LetusneverforgetthetremendousdebtweowetoCanadasAboriginalpeopleinaid-ingourforefatherstocarryouttheirdutiesKevinwrote.ConstableFrederickRhodesandSpecialConstableVitalThomasyouarethereasonIforeverwillbeproudthatIhadthetremendousprivilegeforbeingaMountedPoliceman.Abrother-at-armsDuringtheeventsofOct.22Willwaspre-paringhisclassroomfortheday.HeheardofthechaosinOttawafromafellowstaffmemberandcontactedhisfamilymembersrightaway.WhenWilldiscoveredbulletshadbeenredinsidetheCentreBlockheimmedi-atelytextedKevinaskingifhewasallright.WithinhalfaminuteKevinrepliedwithWillyImjustne.AfterthatIfeltreliefWillsaid.Imgladhewasattherightplaceattherighttime.Imquiteproudofhimfordoingwhathedid.PetitionsaroundthecountryarenowcallingforthefederalgovernmenttoawardKevinwiththeMedalofValouroneofthehighesthonoursinthecountry.AccordingtohisbrotherKevinVickersdoesntseehimselfasaherohewasjustapoliceof-cerdoinghisjob.PhotoFacebookWillVickershasfondmemoriesofhisbrotherSgt-at-ArmsKevinVickerslivingintheNWTandworkingasanRCMPofcer.REMEMBRANCEDAY2014 TuesdayNovember11201417ToalloCanadasVeteransandthoseinuniormtodaythePublicServiceAllianceoCanadaNorthUnionoNorthernWorkersandNorthernTerritoriesFederationoLaboursaluteyouandthankyouorallyouhavedonetosaeguardlibertyanddemocracy.Totheamilieswhohavesuferedlossweshallrememberthesacricesmadebyyourlovedonesonbehalousall.Thankyou.Meegwetch.Quyanainni.MahsiCho.RemembranceDayOnthisdaythesoldiersfoughtforfreedomandforpride.Someofthemwerewoundedmanyofthemdied.Withpoppieswerememberthesoldiersthathavedied.Withthemwenowhavefreedombecausetheyfoughtwithpride.TheretheylieinFlandersFieldswherebrightredpoppiesgrow.Inthewartheyfoughtforfreedomandthatwellalwaysknow.-Anonymous-KinglandFordRemembersThankyoutoallthemenwomenoftheCanadianForces922MackenzieHwyHayRiverNTX0E0R8PH867-874-7700FX867-874-7716Toll-Free1-800-661-0716saleskinglandford.comwww.kinglandford.comLikeUs-KINGLANDFORDFollowUs-KinglandFordHRKevinVickersrecountsamemoryfromBehchokoByKEVINVICKERSVitalThomaswasanativeSpecialCon-stablewholivedinthecommunityandwasverymucheveryonesgrandfather.Hewas82yearsofagewhenImethimasayoungconstable.Hehadanincrediblepresenceagraceifyouwilldigniedgentlemanlywithsomuchclass.Histhickhairwassilverandhespokeeloquently.OneeveningindesperationIsummonedhisassistancetoguardatthedetachment.DuringthecourseoftheeveningherelatedanincrediblestoryregardinghisattempttosaveayoungMountieslifein1926.ConstableFrederickRhodeshadreturnedtoFortRaewithhisdogteamafteraseveraldaypatroltoothercommunities.HeassignedVitalthetaskofsecuringandfeedinghisdogs.VitalwasattendingtotheanimalsCst.Rhodesenteredthedetachment.TherewerecoalembersstillglowinginthestoveandtorevivethereCst.Rhodeswouldhavepouredkeroseneontothem.Forwhat-everreasonsthestoveexplodedignitingCst.Rhodesclothingandthedetachmentonre.VitalhavingobservedsmokecomingfromthedetachmentrantotherescueofCst.Rhodes.Hewasabletoentertheburningdetachmentanddragtheconstabletosafety.VitalobservedhoweverCst.Rhodessufferedincredibleburns.Vitalrealizedthattimewasoftheessence.Here-harnessedfreshdogsandpreparedhissledtotransportCst.RhodestoOldFortRaeandthenacrossGreatSlaveLaketoFortSmithwhichheknewwasthenearestloca-tiontondadoctor.Thiswasadistanceofmorethan300kilometres.Vitaladvisedmehewastednotimeandbeingyoungandstronghewasabletotravelagreatdistanceacrossthelakeonhisrstday.MiraculouslyhekeptyoungCst.Rhodesalivestoppingfromtimetotimetotendtohisburnsandpain.Butfatewouldbeunkind.AsevereblizzardbeganoutonthefrozeniceofGreatSlaveLakeandVitalwasforcedtomakecampwithhispatient.HelaidbesideCst.Rhodestokeephimwarm.Thenextmorningtheweatherhadcleared.VitalcontinuedonhisjourneyandonceagainmadegreatheadwaytowardsFortSmith.Un-fortunatelyonceagaintheweatherworsenedandattheendoftheseconddayVitalwasforcedtostoponceagain.DuringthecourseofthesecondnightonthewintericeCst.FrederickRhodespassedaway.IwillneverforgetVitalswordsatthispointinhisstory.IwassadforhimVitaldutifullybroughtCst.RhodescorpsebacktoFortRaewherehewasburied.Dur-ingmystayinFortRaeeachspringIwasrequiredtoattendCst.Rhodesgravesite.IrecallthatwehadproblemswiththegravesiteasLakeMarionwouldriseduringthespringandoodoverthatpartofthecem-etery.ThisunacceptablesituationwaslateraddressedwhereCst.Rhodescofnwasre-interredtohighergrounds.Thisstorywasoriginallypublishedonhttpwww.rcmpgraves.cominJuly2008.CanadianRangerAndrewPhilipTaqtufromArcticBayroundsofthecornersonthecrossmembersofakomatik.Taqtuwasoneof15RangersfromPondInletArcticBayandBehchokowhoassistedtheFirstCanadianRangerPatrolGroupwiththeannualequipmentreadinessvericationexerciseinYellowknifefromOct.27toNov.72014.PhotocourtesyofCpt.StephenWattonREMEMBRANCEDAY2014 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TuesdayNovember11201419JUSTICEMISSINGPERSONSByMEAGANWOHLBERGItwasnottheresolutionconcernedYellow-kniferswerelookingforintheirsearchforamissingJapanesetouristbutRCMPofferedsomeclosurelastweekwiththeannounce-mentthatAtsumiYoshikubohadplannedtogomissingandisbeingpresumeddead.RCMPinvestigationhasdeterminedthatAtsumiYoshikuboarrivedinYellowknifewithaplantogointothewildernessaloneandbecomeamissingpersonreadstheofcialstatementfromRCMPsentoutlastTuesdaymorning.InvestigationalsorevealedthatYoshikubotookstepstoavoidbeingfound.YoshikuboisnowbeingpresumeddeadandRCMPsaythereisnoevidenceoffoulplay.RCMPmedialiaisonElenoreSturkosaidshecouldnotgivedetailsoftheevidencebackingthoseassertionsbutsaidtheyarefact-basedandemergedduringtheinvestigation.Peoplearelookingforclosuresheacknowl-edged.ItsnotaverygoodupdatewhentheresstillmorequestionsthatarentansweredbutunfortunatelyIcantspeaktotheevidence.Itsstillanongoinginvestigationtheleisremain-ingopenandassuchImnotabletodiscusswhatevidencehasledustothisdetermination.LastweektwoJapanesemediaoutletsre-portedthatYoshikubohadwrittenasuicidenoteandleftitwithafriendbeforesheleftJapanthoughherbrotherquestionswhyshewouldhavepurchasedsouvenirsandareturnticketifshehadintendedtodie.DozensofYellowknifershelpedintheinten-sivesearchforYoshikuboaftershewasreportedmissingonOct.27whenshefailedtocheckoutofherhotelwithmanyheadingoutontothetrailsnorthofthecityevenatnighttolookforher.Policeemployedtheuseofinfraredtech-nologyintheairsearchaswellasdogsontheground.The45year-oldJapanesedoctorwaslastseenonOct.22walkingalongHighway4towardtheJackshLakeareaofYellowknife.ShewassupposedtoybacktoJapanonOct.26butmissedheright.Sturkoemphasizedherappreciationforthelocalvolunteerswhocommittedtheirtimetotryingtolocatethewomanalongwiththequickmediaresponse.Theinvestigationisnowunderthepur-viewoftheOfceoftheChiefCoroneroftheNorthwestTerritories.RCMPintendtofollowuponallleadswiththehopesoflocatingYoshikubosremainsandaskthatallwildernesstravelersreportanyinforma-tiontheybelievecouldbehelpfulinlocatingYoshikubo.RCMPcontinuetoworkwiththeJapaneseconsulateonthematter.JapanesetouristplannedtogomissingpresumeddeadPhotocourtesyRCMPSecuritycamerafootageshowsJapanesetouristAtsumiYoshikubopurchasingsouvenirsonthelastdayshewasseeninYellowknifeOct.22. NWTMtisNationrevitalizingCreethroughmusicContemporaryalbumtofeatureATribeCalledRedKASPIskwewSingers20TuesdayNovember112014ARTSCULTUREMUSICAnnualGeneralAssemblyNorthwestTerritoryMtisNationJOINUSATTHERoaringRapidsHallinFORTSMITHNovember18212014FormoreinformationpleasecontactNWTMtisNation25CamsellStreetFortSmithNT867872-2770ByDALICARMICHAELIfCreespeakersintheNorthwestTerri-torieswereprotectedunderAt-Risklegisla-tiontheywouldbelabelledasendangered.Recentstudieshavefoundtherearebe-tween190and220peoplewhospeakthetraditionallanguageintheterritoryandthemajorityofthemareaging10percentareundertheageof18while68percentareatleast40orolder.InanefforttoreversethetrendtheNorth-westTerritoryMtisNationhasdecidedtoampuplanguagerevitalizationprogrammingbyintroducingmodernlanguagelearningre-sourcesstartingwithacompilationalbumfeaturing2014JunoBreakoutArtistawardwinnersATribeCalledRed.WeviewlanguageasbeingintegralforthatconnectiontoculturesaidKyleNapierCreeLanguageManagerwiththeNWTMtisNation.Theresalotofin-teractivitybetweenthelanguagethatwespeakandhowyouidentifywiththeworldaroundyou.Thatswhywerunactivitieslikethisandthatswhythesetypesofprojectsarenecessarytheyallowyouthtoreconnectwiththeircultureandtheirheritageandmaybetheycanfindtheirownsenseofidentity.InadditiontotheOttawa-basedAlgon-quinelectronicgroupthealbumwillcon-sistofablendofvoicesfromacrossthecountryincludingAboriginalPeoplesChoiceAwardsperformerslikerapperRobertKASPSawanandtheIskwewSingers.NapierisalsolookingtoinvolvelocalmusiciansfromtheNWT.VeronicaJohnnyatraditionaldrummerandsingerofrockbandTheJohnnysoriginallyhailsfromFortSmithandhasalreadysignedontotheproject.AmajorityofthealbumwillcontainoriginalpiecesfromtheartistsorexistingsongsthattheMtisNationstranslatorMaryCardinalwillreworkwithCreelyrics.Thesongswillincludelinguisticelementsfromthenorth-ernBushCreedialectaswellasthesouth-ernPlainsCreeNapiersaidasthetwoarequitesimilar.CreatingawealthofresourcesInadditiontothealbumNapierhassetintomotionadocumentaryfeaturingde-scendantsofCreespeakersfromacrosstheNorththatsharestheexperiencesthatledthemtolosetheirlanguage.Healsohasbigplanstorolloutanimatedfeaturesandlive-actionperformancesinthefuture.TheideaistopopularizetheendangeredlanguageforyouthNapiersaid.Therearealotofculturalprogramsthatprovidelearn-inginCreeyetwerestillseeingadeclineinthenumberofyounglanguagespeakers.PartoftheproblemNapiersaidarethetypesofresourcesavailabletoCreelearners.Amajorityoftheexistingbooksandrecord-ingsaregearedtowardsstudentsinGrade4andunderatwhichpointmostschoolsstoptheirlanguageprogramsorsimplymakethemoptional.Napierandhisteamhopethatbycre-atingeducationalresourcesdisguisedwithel-ementsofcontemporaryentertainmentmoreyouthwillbeinclinedtopickupthelanguage.TheprojectisbeingfundedentirelybytheNWTMtisNationmeaningthatallcontrib-utingartistswillhavetheirtravelproduc-tionandlicencingfeescovered.InadditionNapieraformerevent-productiontechsaidup-and-comingartistswillhavethechoicetousetheMtisNationsrecordingequipment.Thenishedproductisexpectedtobecom-pletedbyMarch2015.Hisonlyconcernisthepossibleclashofmoderntechnologywithtraditionalideas.ThereisalotofcontentionoverwhatistraditionalknowledgeandwhytheseretakesmightbeanissueNapiersaid.Withcon-temporaryaudiovisualapplicationsthatATribeCalledRedwoulddealwithtakingtheseremixedversionsoftraditionalsongs-isthatanacceptableformofhandlingthelanguageIthinkitsjustiablebecausesomethingisbeingdonetohelppopularizethelanguagebuttheremightbediscrepancyinthatwithelderswhomightnotnditappropriate.AtthistimehoweverNapiersaidheandhispartnershaveonlyreceivedwholeheartedsupportfortheireffortstoinjectnewlifeintotheendangeredlanguage.PhotoDaliCarmichaelKyleNapierCreeLanguageManagerwiththeNWTMtisNationisheadingupnewinitiativesincludingacollaborativeCreealbuminanefforttorevitalizethelanguage. YellowknifeartistscollaborateonNorthernchildrenstaleTheManWithTheWolfInHisBellyastoryofadventureself-acceptanceTuesdayNovember11201421ARTSCULTUREBOOKSNovember6400p.m.InuvikYouthCentre.November16130-500p.m.ScheduleofEvents50Celebrating50yearsofresearchintheInuvikregionByDALICARMICHAELThereoncewasamanwhocouldnotstayinoneplaceforverylong.SobeginsthestoryofTheManWithTheWolfInHisBellyataleofatravelerwhoven-turestotheNorthwestTerritorieswherehendspeaceandself-acceptanceamidthena-tureoftheNorth.TheoriginalstorywrittenbyGermanSara-vanjaandillustratedbyNickMacIntoshbothfromYellowknifewasofciallylaunchedwithabooksigningandartshowattheNorthernFrontierVisitorsCentreonNov.1.Iwasworkingonaplayatthetime-alovestorybetweenamanwolfandawomanphoenixsetonthetundraSaravanjasaid.Iwasanewdadatthetimeandwasstrug-glingtonishtheplay.AsanexercisemydramaturgesuggestedthatIwriteachil-drensstoryforeachofthecharactersinordertosimplifyeachcharactersjourney.ItwasatthistimethatIwrotethestoryanditscompanionpieceTheGirlWiththeBirdinHerBelly.OnceSaravanjacompletedhisplaywhichhastouredacrosscentralandeasternCan-adahedecidedtopublishhisworkwiththeintentofsharingthestoryslessonsandstun-ningimagesoftheNorth.ThoughhenowlivesinMississaugaOnt.SaravanjagrewupinYellowknifeandthinksfondlyofhistimeathome.AsIwrotethestoriesIfoundmyselfwrit-ingthemformydaughterwantingtosharewithherthethingsthatIloveabouttheNorthSaravanjasaid.LivinginanurbanenvironmentatthetimeIwantedbothsto-riestoreectthejourneyofsomanysouth-ernerswhoventureNorth-thepromiseofrelativefreedomandtransformationthattheNorthcontinuestoaffordnewcomers.SaravanjafoundMacIntoshoversocialmedia.AfterthumbingthroughMacIntoshsportfolioheknewhewastherightartisttoillustrateTheManWithTheWolfInHisBelly.IdidmyowntakeonthestoryMacIntoshsaid.IhaventseentheplayorstillimagesfromitandIdidntreallywanttobecauseIdidntwantittoinuenceme.WheneverSaravanjavisitedYellowknifethetwoartistsmetforstoryboardmeetingswheretheydecidedMacIntoshwouldcreateapaintingforeachstanza.Someoftheim-agespaintedontocanvaswithacrylicpaintweresoldatthebookslaunch.ThiswasmyrstbookandhopefullynotmylastMacIntoshsaid.Ilovedtheexperienceim-menselyandIwoulddoitagaininaheartbeat.MacIntoshwhoworksfulltimeatthecor-rectionsfacilityinYellowknifetookamonthoffworksohecoulddedicateallofhisen-ergytotheproject.IwasntsureifthiswouldbemyonlybooksoIreallyreallywantedtomakeitcounthesaid.IfIwasonlygoingtodoonebookIwantedittobesomethingtoberememberedby.ThiswontbethelastcollaborationbetweenthetwoartistsMacIntoshsaid.Accordingtohimtheduohasalreadystartedworkingontheirnextprojecttogether.TheindependentlypublishedTheManWithTheWolfInHisBellycanbepur-chasedinmostbookstoresinYellowknifeoronline.PhotocourtesyofNickMacIntoshAuthorGermanSaravanjaleftandillustratorNickMacIntoshlaunchtheirbookTheManWithTheWolfInHisBellyattheNorthernFrontierVisitorsCentreinYellowknifeonNov.1 Yellowknifedominatesasbroomballcapitaloftheworld22TuesdayNovember112014SPORTSRECREATIONBROOMBALLThenewPULSEWOODBUFFALOCALLLINE780-743-7000isaninormationlinenowavailabletoallRegionalMunicipalityoWoodBualocitizens24-hoursadaysevendaysaweek365daysayear.CallthisnumberandamemberothemunicipalRESDispatchwillanswereverycall.Itheycantansweryourquestionimmediatelyyouwillgetapersonalresponsewithin48hours.Thisisasimplewaytokeepyourfngersonthepulseothecommunity.Foremergenciesalwayscall911.ForaccuratecurrentinormationroundtheclockaboutanythingconcerningtheMunicipalitycall780-743-7000.FROMBUSPASSESTOBUSSHELTERSLOSTSWEATERSKEYSTOWINTERROADSSNOWREMOVALANDSTRAYDOGSWITHFLEASFROMPOTHOLESTOFLOODINGTREEBRANCHESBRICKSTOPARKINGANDTRAFFICLIGHTSCALLUSFORTHEFIXAREALPERSON.WITHREALANSWERS.EVERYTIME.ALLTHETIME.HAVEAQUESTIONCALL780-743-7000HAVEANEMERGENCYCALL911WWW.WOODBUFFALO.AB.CAByDALICARMICHAELYellowknifebroomballcapitaloftheworldtweetedSarahElsasserofthecitysNWTRebelswomensbroomballteamafterclaim-ingvictoryataninternationaltournament.BoththemensandwomensYellowknifeteamsdominatedatthesportsworldchampi-onshipsheldinTomakomaiJapanlastweekeachclaiminggoalmedalsonNov.8.TheYellowknifeRavensmenknockedouttheirneighbourstothesouththeCalgaryCowboys3-0fortheirtitleaftergoingun-defeatedthroughoutthewholetournament.TheNWTRebelscapturedtheirgoldwithscoreofa2-1bestingtheAustralianDingos.ThisistheirsecondwinagainsttheAussiesaftertakinggoldatthe2013PacicRimInter-nationaltournamentinMelbourneAustralia.JennyCrawfordoftheNWTRebelswasnamedthewomensMVPofthetournament.Shewasalsonamedtothetournamentall-starteamalongwithfellowplayerandcoachTinaLocke-Setter.Theteamscelebratedbyhittingupalocalkaraokebar.QueensWearetheChampionswasreportedlythethemesongoftheevening.ThewomenoftheNWTRebelsandthemenoftheYellowknifeRavenscelebratetheirwinsatthebroomballworldchampionshipsheldinTomakomaiJapan.PhotocourtesyofBrendaTittlemierCOMMUNITYMEETINGSOctober272014GrandeCacheTourismCentre7pmto930pmOctober292014WabascaDesmaraisWabascaCommunityHall7pmto930pmNovember32014HighLevelCouncilChambers7pmto930pmNovember42014FortVermilionFortVermilioncomplex7pmto930pmNovember52014GrandePrairieMuskoseepiPavilion7pmto930pmNovember62014PeaceRiverPeaceRiverLibrary7pmto930pmNovember102014RycroAGSocietyHall7pmto930pmNovember122014FairviewDunveganInnandSuites7pmto930pmNovember132014ValleyviewValleyviewMunicipalLibrary7pmto930pmNovember182014FortChipewyanMamawiHall5pmto800pmScheduleforAutumn2014TheMightyPeaceWatershedAlliancewillpresentandleaddiscussionsontheDRAFTStateoftheWatershedReportToreviewreportgotowww.mightypeacewatershedalliance.orgWhatcanYOUtellusaboutthewatershedusesissueschallengesconcernsandpossibilitiesDoestheDRAFTStateoftheWatershedReportreflectyourunderstandingofwhereyouliveplayandwork780-324-3355POBox217McLennanABT0H2L0infomightypeacewatershedalliance.orgOctoer272014GrandcheeTourismCtremto930pmctoer2922014WabascaDesmarasWWabaCommmunityHHal7o930ovemHighLeveeCounichCambrs7mtt930pmmNovembmer1FFortVVemlionFortVriiloncoex7pmto330ppmNovember5201GandedPraoepPavilionn7to930pmvmberer666622222024eePeacaceeeeraceRivebrrry7m3mNovember1001RycrooAGceetyyao9300pmmNovembmbe122001444FarvieeewDunvegganaInnanndSuites7pmto930pmNovember132014ValleyviewValleyviewMunicipalLibrary7pmto99300pmNovember1820114FortChipewyanMamaawwHaa55mpmto800pm 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