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DelegatespromoteNortherninvestmentatNWTDays2015Politicalindustryandcul-turalambassadorswooedthesouththroughmeetingsandgalasatNWTDaysinOttawalastweek.Seepage7.DeneAJourneyprepsforseason2launchin2015ThecrewbehindNorthernTVshowDeneAJourneyhaslaunchedanewinteractivewebsiteinpreparationforthedebutoftheirsecondseason.Seepage21.STARTYOURENGINESCheckinsideforour2015autobuyersguide.Seepages9-16.NWTsongstressLeelaGildayupforJunoawardSinger-songwriterLeelaGildayisupforhersecondJunoforAboriginalAlbumoftheYearalongwithfellowNorthernerTanyaTagaq.Seepage21.FortSmithRangersrefreshwinterbushskillsonthelandCanadianRangersinFortSmithreceivedawardsafterspendingtwoweeksdoingwintertrainingoutontheland.Seepage17.VISITWWW.NORJ.CAAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00February32015Vol.38No.38FortSmithHousingworkersstrikeByDALICARMICHAELStaffmembersoftheFortSmithHousingAuthorityFSHAwerepicketingoutsideoftheirem-ployersofficebrightandearlyMondaymorningonstrikefol-lowingalmostayearoffailednegotiations.TheNorthernarmofthePublicServiceAllianceofCanadaPSACinpartnershipwiththeUnionofNorthernWorkersUNWservedthestrikenoticeonbehalfoftheeightLocal2memberstheeveningofJan.29notingtheywereopentohaving11thhournegotiationsovertheweekend.ItsunfortunatetheyveheldsuchahardgroundbutweregoingtodoourbestsaidJackBourassaPSACsregionalex-ecutivepresident.WelltrytoworkwiththembutwehavetowaitforthemtomakeamovenowIguess.MembersvotedunanimouslyinfavourofastrikeDec.11.Concili-ationeffortssincethattimehavebeenunsuccessfulBourassasaid.Theydoenjoytheirjobsandtheywanttobeabletokeepprovidingservicesbutatsomepointwhenthingsarentworkingyouhavetodotheothermembersofthecommunitywhoarelivinginthesehousingunitsthroughanykindofinconvenienceisnotsomethinganybodywantstodoparticularlythememberswhodontwanttogothere.Theemployersputtheminapositionwheretheyvegotlittleifanychoice.ThenegotiationsarehingingontheFSHAseffortstoclawbackanumberofitemsfoughthardforbytheiremployeesincludingin-creasedwagesofabout1.5percentperyearstaffvacationpaytravelallowancesandallowancespertain-ingtoseverancepackageswhenmembersretireorquit.DiscussionshavebeenongoingsinceMarchoflastyearwhenstaffcontractsexpired.Sincethentherehavebeenatleasttworoundsoffailedbargainingoverthedetailsofthestaffsthree-yearcollectiveagreement.SeeAround150onpage3.ThemembershavebeenallowedtoactiontheirvotesinceJan.13thoughtheywerehopingtoavoidgoingthatfar.somethingtogetsomebodysatten-tionBourassasaid.EventuallythesethingsusuallyworkoutbuthavingtogothroughastriketodosoandputTheydoenjoytheirjobsandtheywanttobeabletokeepprovidingservicesbutatsomepointwhenthingsarentworkingyouhavetodosomethingtogetsomebodysattention.JackBourassaPublicServiceAllianceofCanada-NorthPhotoMarilynMarshallJhetMaherofHayRivercompetesinasnowshoeracebeforeheadingintothecommunitysarenaforapeprallyJan.29heldforthevisitingArcticWinterGamesAWGinternationalcommittee.HayRiversSouthSlavepartnersinFortSmithandtheircompetitioninInuvikalsohostedthemembershopingtodazzlethemandwintherightstohostthe2018AWGs.Forphotosandastoryturntopage23.2015CarandTruckBuyersGuide 2TuesdayFebruary32015HEALTHWELLNESSHEALTHSYSTEMNEWSBRIEFSHayRiverRCMParrestmaninconnectionwithmuggingHayRiverRCMPhavecaughtandarrestedamanincon-nectionwithaJan.18robbery.ShaneBeck24whoresidesinthetownhasbeenchargedwithrobberyandbreachofcourtorderedconditionsundertheCriminalCodeofCanada.HeisbeingheldincustodyandwillappearinTer-ritorialCourtinYellowknife.Theinvestigationwasiniti-atedafteramalereportedbeingstruckandrobbedwhilewalkinginHayRiver.DiamondDominionCorp.releasesJaypre-feasibilitystudyresultsDominionDiamondCorp.issueditspre-feasibilitystudyre-sultsontheJaykimberlitepipeonJan.27.Thestudyevalu-atedthedevelopmentasastand-aloneopenpitoperationandfoundthatatitsfullcapacityJaywouldannuallysup-plyabout4.3milliondrymetrictonnesoforetotheexistingprocessplantextendingroughly11yearspasttheprojectedclosureoftheEkatiDiamondMinein2020.Jayisthoughttobethemostunderdevelopeddepositatthemineduetoitslargesizeandhighgrade.YellowknifemanarrestedformultiplebreakandentersYellowknifepolicehavearrestedamaleinconnectionwithsixseparatebreakandenters.KristopherDonaldHrynczukofYellowknifehasbeenchargedwithsixcountsofbreakingandenteringandtheftunder5000onecountofposses-sionofpropertyobtainedbycrimeandonecountofbreachofcourtorderedconditions.RCMPhaverecoveredseverallaptopcomputersandtelevisionsidentiedusingserialnum-bers.Policearestillseekingthepublicsassistanceinlocat-ingthreestolenLG42atscreenTVsmodel42LN541Cidentiablebythefollowingserialnumbers305RMDZ1V170305RMQK1V260and305RMXX69722.CBCNorthneedsanannouncerforitsdailyradioprogramintheChipewyanlanguage.DenesulineYatiabroadcaststoourChipewyanaudienceinsouthernNWTandnorthernAlberta.Theprogramrequiresfuencyinthelanguage.Thejobdescriptionisherehttpscbc.taleo.netcareersection2jobdetail.ftljobYEL00155langenOrpleasecontactthemanagingeditorarchie.mcleancbc.caor867920-5466GNWTannouncementblindsidesDeneNationathealthsymposiumByDALICARMICHAELMembersoftheDeneNa-tionwerealreadyheavyintodiscussionsaroundhealthcarelastweekwhentheylearnedofimpendinghealthcareleg-islationtheysaytheyhadnotbeenpreviouslyconsultedon.TheGNWTannounceditsplanstointroducelegis-lationthisweekthatwoulddoawaywithregionalhealthauthoritiesinfavourofasinglecentralizedsystem-anannouncementthatcameduringlastweeksDenendehHealthSymposiumwherechiefsandeldersfromacrosstheNWTmettodiscussFirstNationshealthissues.DeneNationalChiefBillErasmusgotsomekindoftextfromsomeoneaboutthenewsthathadcomeoutonWednesdaysaidFran-coisPaulettechairoftheStantonTerritorialHospi-talsEldersWellnessCoun-cil.Attheconferencetheyweretalkingabouthealthhowitistoworkinthefu-tureamongstthepublicandFirstNationgovernmentssoitwasquitesurprisingthatthislegislationwasmovingahead.ItkindofdismissesrealconsultationbetweenFirstNationsandtheterri-torialgovernment.InaCBCarticlepublishedJan.28HealthandSo-cialServicesMinisterGlenAbernethyannouncedtheproposedpolicyupdatesdescribinghowhealthser-viceswouldbestreamlinedintoonegoverningbody.Theideaofcreatingahealthsuperboardwasfirstan-nouncedinAugustoflastyearbutPaulettesaidnoonesoughtinputfromFirstNa-tionsasthelegislationwasdeveloped.TreatyFirstNationsintheNWThaveneverformallysupportedthedevolutionofhealthcaretotheterri-toryPaulettesaid.In1988theDeneNationhadame-moriamofunderstandingwiththeGNWTonhowtoproceedwithahealthpolicytransferbuttheconversa-tionwasdroppedandhasnotbeenfollowedthroughsince.Oneofthemainthemesofthesymposiumwastheinte-grationoftraditionalmeth-odsofhealingandtreatmentintothecurrentcaresystemwhetheritbeinthetreatmentofeldersmidwiferycancerormentalwellness.RepresentativesfromtheGNWTsaidcarefulconsid-erationintothetopicsad-dressedatthesymposiumwillbeconsideredasthenewlegislationisenacted.Itsimportanttounder-standthattheworkthatImdoingintermsofsystemtransformationisongoingsaidRobertTordiffexecu-tivedirectorofsysteminte-grationwiththedepartmentofHealthandSocialServicesHSS.Tordiffhasbeenpartofateamdevelopingnewhealthauthoritystructuresforwhenthenewlegislationcomesintoeffect.Wegetourselvesinvolvedinthesedialogues.Wevebeeninvitedtothesympo-siumtopresentintermsofthestatusoftheworkthatImuptoattheDeneNation.Wevehadabitofadialoguewiththemandthatdialoguewillcontinuethroughthecourseofthetransforma-tionalprocess.Alargeportionofthesym-posiumfocusedontheresultsofastudyinitiatedin2013bytheDeneNationexaminingtheroleofAboriginalgov-ernmentsinthehealthcareoftheirmembers.WehaveasectioninourdivisionthatdealswiththetopicofAboriginalhealthandwehopetoworkcloselywiththeDeneNationonsomeoftherecommendationssaidSabrinaBroadheaddirectoroftheAboriginalhealthandcommunitywellnessdivisionofHSS.Oneofthethingsthattheyveindicatedisthatsomeoftheworkinthatareaisdifficulttorecordshesaid.Alotoftheteach-ingsareoralandweneedtofindawaytoworkto-gethersothatpeoplecansharesomeoftheinforma-tionandfindwaystolearnaboutwhatisavailabletotheminthetraditionalheal-ingarea.WhilerelationsbetweentheDeneNationandtheter-ritorialgovernmentmightbeproblematizedbythenewleg-islationPaulettebelievesitispossibletomoveforwardtogetheraslongasAborigi-nalvoicesareheardandse-riouslyconsidered.ThereisstillroomtotalkandImeantheyretalkingabouthealththehealthofthepeoplehesaid.Author-itycannotbejustcentralizedtherehastobeFirstNationsinput.TheresotherpartsofthecountryintheSouthwherethefederalgovern-mentisrecognizingtheFirstNationauthorityboardsandconceptsheaddedpoint-ingtosuccessfulexamplesofAboriginal-runhealthcareoperationsinBritishColum-biaandManitoba.Theonebigpositiveout-comeofthismeetingIsawwasthatthefederalrepre-sentativesofthedepartmentofHealthstayedthewholethreedaysandlistenedtothedialogueandtheout-comeoftheconferencePaulettesaid.Therewerealsosomeotherrepresen-tativesoftheterritorialgov-ernmentthatsatthroughtheconferencebutthesearenotpolicymakersandthatsthedownside.Theupsideisthatthedelegateswhoattendedhavemadetheirvoicesloudandclear.PhotocourtesyofDeneNationDelegatesgatherattheDenendehHealthSymposiumwhichtookplaceinYellowknifefromJan.27to29. TuesdayFebruary320153POLITICSLABOURPleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Ph867875-5100Fax867875-5155E-mailinfowescleannwt.comwebwww.wescleannwt.comSpayedNeuteredUp-to-datewithroutineshotsHousetrainedParisHiltonFemaleAdultgreyandwhitemixLookingforanewhomeThenexttimeyouseeParisyourheartwillbebrightandgay.HercuddlesandherlittlepurrswillbrightenupyourdayCancerSurvivorCareWorkshopNorthernLifeMuseumThursdayFebruary510am-4pmEveryonewelcomeLunchandsnacksprovidedforparticipantsDoorPrizesFitbittnesstrackergiftcerticatesandmoreIfyouhavequestionsorneedaridepleasecontactKrystalBrownklb88uvic.caorat1-250-893-5164Continuedfrompage1.Itstoobadtheyremembersofthesamecommunitybothmanagementandwork-ersBourassasaid.WiththecostoflivingincreasescontinuallygoingupImeanthisrepresentsacutinpayforthemtheyarelos-ingmoneyandIdontknowwhytheressuchahardstandbeingtaken.About150GNWT-ownedhouseholdswhoseservicesareadministeredbytheFSHAcouldbeimpactedbythestrikeastheirmaintenancestaffandfront-linemanagementworkersfightforwhattheybelieveisdue.TheemployerstheyrestillcomprisedofreasonablepeoplesoImsuretheyweredoingtheirbesttotrytomeetsomebudget-aryconcernsbuthopefullytheyllactuallyseethingsalittlebitdifferentherenowBourassasaid.Thedifferencesbetweenwhatsbeingaskedforandwhatsbeingofferedissosmall-itsabigthingformembersitsasmallthingforcouncilsoImstillhopefultherewillbesomemovementyet.Thestrikerssaidtheyarepreparedtofacethefrigidcoldforaslongasittakestheirem-ployerstomeettheirdemands.TheJournalreachedouttotheFortSmithHousingAuthorityforcommentbutreceivednoreplyasofpublicationtime.Around150homescouldbeimpactedbystrikePhotoDaliCarmichaelConservationzoneputinplaceforBathurstcaribouherdByMEAGANWOHLBERGAftermonthsofbackandforthpoliticalleadersintheNorthwestTerritoriescametoanagreementlastweekonaconservationplantoprotectthedecliningBathurstcari-bouherdforthe2014-15harvestingseason.Aboriginalgovernmentswildlifeman-agementauthoritiesandtheterritorialgov-ernmenthaveagreedtoworktogetheronestablishingamobileconservationzonetoprotecttheBathurstalongwithalimitedharvestfortheneighbouringBluenose-Eastherd.Progresshasbeenmadeinanumberofareastoensuretherecoveryandconserva-tionofthesebarren-groundcaribouherdsforpresentandfuturegenerationsinclud-ingsupportfortheconceptofamobilecari-bouconservationareaEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesENRMinisterMichaelMiltenbergersaidinanewsrelease.Wewillcontinuetoworktogetherwithleadersandwildlifemanagementauthoritiestoimple-mentthemanagementactions.Noharvestingispermittedinthemobileconservationzonetheareaofwhichisdeter-minedbysatellitedataonthelocationoftheherdstransmittedbycollaredanimals.ThelocationsofthemobilezonewillbeupdatedweeklyandmadeavailabletocommunitiesandpostedonENRswebsite.Therewillbeanallowablelimitedharvestof15bullsfromtheBathurstherdstrictlyforceremonialpurposesonaproposalbasis.FortheBluenose-Eastherdalimitedhar-vestof1800animalshasbeenagreedtowiththestipulationthat80percentofanimalsharvestedbebulls.Thenewregulationswillbereviewedandamendedasappropriatefollowingthe2015springphotographicsurveyofbothherds-anin-depthpopulationsurveythatonlyoc-curseverythreeyears.Theleadersalsocametoanagreementonotherlong-termmanagementactionsinclud-ingincreasedpredatormanagementmeasuresarangeplanandcumulativeeffectsprogramfortheBathurstanactionplanfortheBlue-nose-Easthabitatconservationprotocolsandpubliceducationonresponsibleharvestingpractices.TheyalsoplantoaddressNuna-vutscaribouharvestingpractices.Wewillcontinuetoworktogetherwithleadersandwildlifemanagementau-thoritiestoimplementthemanagementactions.Min.MichaelMiltenbergerEnvironmentNaturalResourcesENVIRONMENTWILDLIFEStaffmembersoftheFortSmithHousingAuthorityformapicketlineoutsideoftheirofceonFeb.2afteraseriesoffailedcontractnegotiations. 4TuesdayFebruary32015TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.2013CCNABLUERIBBONCANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2013CMCAAUDITEDTheNorthernJournalispublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedatStarPressInc.WainwrightAB.Publisher.................................................................................DonJaque867-872-3000ext.21donnorj.caEditor.........................................................................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter.......................................................................DaliCarmichael867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller.....................................................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising..............................HeatherFoubertHayRiver867-874-4106adsnorj.caAdministration............................................JeremyTurcotte867-872-3000ext.26adminnorj.caProductionManager......................................SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caGraphics........................................................PaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caLetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.AdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRatesPricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.EDITORIALCOLUMNWaterpipesmokingmoredangerousthanyouthinkWaterpipesmokingmorecommonlyknownashookahorshishahasbeenaroundforcenturiesoriginatinginancientPersiaandIndia.TodayhookahhasbeengainingpopularityinAlbertawithhookahcafespoppingupinmanyareas.Buttherearesomeveryserioushealthrisksfromsmok-ingawaterpipe.Usingawaterpipeinvolvessmokingshi-shaatraditionaltobaccoproductcontain-ingamixoftobaccoglycerineandorhoney.Someformsofshishaareavailablewithouttobaccousingaherbalmixinstead.Howeversmokinghookahtobaccoprod-uctsposesserioushealthriskssimilartocigarettetobaccolikecancerrespiratoryandheartdiseaseandincreasedriskforillnessandinfections.Sharingahoo-kahpipecantransmitinfectionstootherusersaswell.Approximately3000Albertansdieeachyearduetothecomplicationsoftobaccouse.Albertaresearchersfoundthatthethreetypesofnon-tobaccoherbalshishatestedstillcontaincancer-causingagentsatequalorgreateramountstoregularcigaretteto-bacco.Alsoastherearenolabellingrequire-mentsforshishatobaccohasbeenfoundinshishamarketedasherbal.Manypeoplebelievethatthewaterinthewaterpipeactsasalterbutthisisnotthecase.Onehookahsessionisequaltosmok-ingabout100cigarettes.Smokingahookahinanaveragesessionofaboutanhourwillcontainapproximately200puffs.Smokingonecigaretteinvolvesabout20puffs.Theamountofsmokeinhaledinatypicalhookahsessionisapproximately90000mLofsmokecomparedto500-600mLofsmokepercigarette.Thereforeaper-sonsmokingahookahwillabsorbmoreoftheharmfulsubstancesfoundinshishathanapersonsmokingacigarette.SomejurisdictionsinCanadasuchasVan-couverhavebannedtheuseofwaterpipesindoorsinpublicspaces.AlbertasChiefMedicalOfcerofHealthrecommendsthattheuseofwaterpipesbebannedinpublicin-doorspacesworkplacesandwithinveme-tersofentrances.ThisrecommendationisinlinewithTobaccoReductionActlegislation.TherearemanysupportsinAlbertatohelpyouquitusingtobaccoproducts.AlbertaHealthServicesoperatestheAlbertaQuitswebsiteandtelephonehotlineprovidingsupportandresourcestoAlbertansthinkingaboutquittingtryingtoquitorwantingtohelpalovedonequit.Accesswww.albertaquits.caorifyouarein-terestedinquittingandwantmoreinformationcallthehotlinetoll-freeat1-866-710-QUIT.AlbertaHealthServicesExcitingtimestoshopforacarortruckForgetthedoomandgloomabouttheoilindustry.AmericancompaniesarebuyingCanadianoilinrecordvolumesandwhenyoufactorinthelowvalueofthelooniede-spitethepriceofoilbeingcutinhalfinthelastthreemonthsoilproducersthathaveaninstalledbasearedoingveryverywell.Inmanycasesthestart-upcapitalcostsofexplorationdrillingandoilsandsmin-inghavebeenpaidofflongagosomanycorporationsmakeagoodprofitevenwhenoilisbelow50abarrel.Whenitwasabove50abarrelormorerecentlyover100abarreltheyweremakingakilling.Thepartoftheoilindustrythatissufferingisex-plorationandthemorecostlyventuresthatcanonlybewarrantedbyhighpricedoil.Thusnewoilsandsfacilitiesfrackingandoff-shoredrillingespeciallyintheArcticwereallonlycosteffectivewhenthevalueofabarrelofoilwashigh.Feastorfamineisthenatureofthatbusiness.Infactoilhasbeenkeptarticiallyhighpricedover-heatingtheindustry.Afalseecon-omywascreatedmakingsomecostlyventuresprotablewhentheyshouldnthavebeen.Thefallofthepriceofoilwasaresponsetoover-supply.Seenanotherwayoilwasmaintainedatanartificiallyhighpricebyproducerswholimitedavailablesupplythroughcollusionsothattheycouldbecomeevenricher.Thatisgreed-basedeconom-ics.Ordinarypeoplepaysothatafewbe-comewealthy.Pricefixingiswrongillegalinmostcases.Collusiontofixthepriceofoilsoitstaysexcessivelyhighshouldneverbeallowed.Notethatalthoughthepriceofgasolinehasdroppedfueloilthatpowersthetruck-ingindustryandheatshomesisstillexpen-sive.Thecostofproductionanddistribu-tionandtheamountoftaxesonfueloilisverysimilartothatofgasoline.Somewhereinthesupplychainsomeoneisgougingmakingakillingagainoutofthepocketsofordinarypeople.WhyisthecostoffoodsoexpensiveintheNorthBecauseofthehighcostoftransport-ingit.Thecostoffreightvariesdirectlywiththecostoftheoilthatpowersthetrucksandshipsthatbringourfood.Someoneisrip-pingusalloff.WhyareourgovernmentsnotdoingsomethingaboutthatOnegoodthingthathascomeoutofthelowerpriceofoilisthatthesuperheatedindustrialdevelopmentinvolvedinseek-ingitouthasgroundtoahalt.Toomuchexpansionwastakingplaceintheoilsandstaxingtheenvironmenthurtingpeoplewholiveintheregion.Toomuchfrackingwasgoingonconsumingabsurdamountsoffreshwaterandpushingpoisonunder-groundwithoutproperoversight.Multi-nationalswerelobbyingsuccessfullyforfreedomfromscrutinytodrillinthefrag-ileArctic.Ourgovernmentswerebendinglikewillowsinthewindtothewilloftheoilcompanies.Itwasallhappeningtoofast.Aslowdownwasbadlyneeded.Willcheapgasolinemeanareturntogas-guzzlingvehicleserasingthegainsofthelastdecadethathasseenagreeningoftheautoindustryNotatall.Allsignspointtothefactthereisstillpublicdemandforcarsandtrucksthatrunonfuelsotherthangasandoilandmostpeoplewanttobeabletospendlesswhiletheygofur-ther.Carcompanieshavemadethecom-mitmenttogreenerfuelssodeeplythatthereisnoturningback.Infactitisaveryexcitingtimeintheautoindustry-atimeofevolution.Notonlyarecarsandtrucksgettinglighterthroughtheuseofaluminumframesandcarbonfiberpanelssmallerenginesgen-eratemorepoweryetuselessgasolineandtransmissiongearingismuchmoreeffective.Moreefficientdieselsnowmeetstandardsthatfilteroutparticulatematternolongerathreattohealth.ElectricvehiclesEVsinparticulararerevolutionizinghowcarsarepowered.InthenewEVsthereispowerfromthreesourcesallcomputercontrolledforoptimumpowerandefficiency.Acombi-nationofsmallmotorsoneforeachwheelrunbyplug-inelectricpoweredbatteriescombinedwithagasmotorthatrunsagen-eratorthatrechargesthebatteriesandkicksintoaddadditionalpowerwhenneededisnowcommon.Newmaterialsaremakingbatterieslighterenablingthemtochargefasterandcarrychargeslonger.ChargingconnectionsarebeingstandardizedandfastchargerstationsarebeingsetupincorridorsacrosstheU.S.Youtoomaysoonbecallinganelectriciantoinstallapluginyourhomesoyoucanchargeyourvehicle.ToyotafirstandnowHondahavecom-mittedtoafutureofhydrogenpoweredvehiclesthataretwiceasefficientasgaso-linepowerand55percentcleaner.Japaniscommittinghundredsofmillionsofdol-larstoshowcasehydrogenpoweredtrans-portationforthesummerOlympicsitishostingin2020.Carsandtrucksarerapidlyevolving-theyaresaferridebetterhavemorefea-turesandaregettinggreenerallthetime.Weareinthemidstofanautomobilerevo-lutionthatrivalstheinnovationoftheas-semblylineproductionoftheModelTbyHenryFord.PhotoDaliCarmichaelFirstyearstudentsintheEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesTechnologyProgramENRTPattheThebachaCampusofAuroraCollegeheadoutontothelandfortheirannualthree-daywintercampingtrip.ThestudentsloadeduptheirskidoosfullofwarmwintersuppliesandfoodstoresthemorningofJan.27beforeracingalongtheapproximately60-kmtrailtoGrandDetourforthreedaysofwintersurvival.Thetripmakesupalargeportionofthestudentsgradesandisaprecursortothewintercamptheywillattendnextyearassecondyearstudentswhichstretchesoverthecourseoftwoweeks. TuesdayFebruary320155COLUMNS15YearsAgo...BandnotchargedTheFortSmithRCMPdecidednottolaychargesagainsttheSaltRiverFirstNationbandlastweekfol-lowingallegationsofinternaltheft.TheinvestigationbeganthreeweeksagowhenbandcouncillorsvotedtoremoveNoraBeaverfromherpositionasChief.IssueFebruary1200020YearsAgo...BigcontractforNorthernbusinessesAjointventurebetweenPanArcticInuitLogisticsCorp.ofYellowknifeandFrontecLogisticsofEdmon-tonhasbeenawardeda288-millioncontractfortheoperationandmaintenanceoftheNorthernairdefensesurveillancesystem.Thesystemconsistsofachainof47radartheYukontheNWTandLabrador.IssueFebruary1199530YearsAgo...PlanecrashonLiardABuffaloAirwayspilotwaskilledWednesdaywhenhisplanecrashedontotheLiardRivericenearFortSimpsonshortlyaftertakeoff.MurrayCrosby31ofHayRiverleftFortSimpsonat7p.m.Wednesdaytoreturnatwin-engineCessna337toHayRiver.IssueJanuary311985ARCHIVESNorthernJournal2015JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKCalistaBurketakesaimattheFortSmithPolarCupbiathlonraceheldattheThebachaLoppetonJan.24.YouthfromHayRiverandFortSmithcompetedinthefriendlyeventforthersttimeinthreeyearsafterbadweatherforcedmultiplecancellations.SouthSlaveyouthgoforgoldinPolarCupbiathlonDerianNalzeMarloweBrendaTuckeyNickyFontaineAdilUmarTrevorEllingsonDannikaPetersonHowardMaxineGladneyTinaA.BurkeNowitzkiKennedyAndrewCalistaBurkeBraidenLaffertyDustinAreyPeterBurkeSuzanneSikihalandTyronePowderlikethis.AdilUmarsheisreadytokillILikedhersuitingWhiteGirlSchooldaysatthedumpByDAWNKOSTELNIKIrememberwhenIwalkedvemilesthroughsnowdriftsthatwereuptomybuttpack-ingmylittlebrotheronmybackbecausehedidnthaveanyshoes.Allwehadtoeatwerepotatosandwichesmadeoutofcrumblinghomemadebreadscoopingsnowtomeltinmouthswhenwewerethirsty.Youkidstodaydontknowhoweasyyouhaveit.IsntthathowthatoldwhinegoesWellinFortGoodHopewehadtowalkamiletoschool.Thereweretwochoicesofapproach.Onewastoclimbthestair-casethatleadsusuppasttheCorlisshouse.Thealterna-tiveshorterandmuchmoredangerousroutewastheshortcutthroughthetowndump.Wearelittlekidswewalktoschoolintotalblackinthewinterastherearenostreetlights.Theruleisthatschoolcommencesupuntilthetemperaturedropsto-40.Itisanamazingtriptoschoolat-35.Youhavetorunsothatyoudontfreezeyourmuklukedfeetfeetinstoreboughtbootsofthaterawouldfreezeinfteenmin-utesbutyoucannotbreatheinthecoldairsoquicklythatyoufreezeyourlungs.Ituckmyfacesidewaysinthehoodofmyparkieandbreatheinthewarmerairthatmybreathgenerates.Myleftearhasbeenfrozentimeandagainbyleavingitexposedthisway.Itsbetterthanfreezingyourlungs.Werunmostlybecausewearescared.Starvingsleddogspackupandattack.Adumpinapoorcommunitycontainsplentyofnothingtheholeinthedoughnutasmygrand-fatherusedtosay.Whattinybitsitdoeshaveattractdes-peratewolvesskinnysnarl-ingdogsandallmannerofcrittersthatscavenge.Hugeravensopenshinybeakstocurseusaswepass.Theyareimpossibletoseeinthedarkandweclumpto-gethergrabbingateachotherinfear.Theirraspyharshcallsscreechinsideourheadsthesoundcarriessharpandcrispinthecold.HelenCodzilivesthefur-thestawayfromschool.HerfatheristhespecialconstablefortheRCMPandtheyliveattheRCMPcompound.ShewalkstomyhousethenwewalktoourfriendAngelinas.Safetyisinnumbersandwewalkwithanoldaxehandleforbackup.MybrothersJoelandnowJohnwalkwithusaswell.JohnJr.isnallyoldenoughtogotoschool.InFortNormanhewouldstandoutsideoftheclassroomwindowhopingsomeonewouldlethimin.Hewaspitifultoseewithhisnoseredandrunningbeggingtocomeinside.Wecantlookathimwefeelsobad.Sometimesteacherletshiminshemightaswelllethiminnoneofuscouldworkknowinghewasouttherefreez-inganyway.TheboyswaitoutsidewhilewegointogetAngel.Duringthenighttherehasgoneoutinherhousethereisnosmokecomingfromherchimney.Youneedtostepdowntogetinthroughthedoor.Someoftheolderhousesaresunkintothegroundtohelpinsulatethemfromthecold.Itissoverycoldinherhouseanddarkitiscolderinsidethanoutside.Angelinawewhispertry-ingnottowakeupJanieherlittlesister.Tobecontinued.www.thewhitegirl.caThinkingofQuittingPickyourQuitDateByDR.ANDRECORRIVEAUChiefPublicHealthOfcerNorthwestTerritoriesWhetheryoureasocialsmokeroralifetimepack-a-daysmokerquittingcanbetough.Butthemoreyoulearnaboutyouroptionsandpre-pareforquittingtheeasiertheprocesswillbe.Withtherightgameplantailoredtoyourneedsyoucanbreaktheaddictionmanageyourcrav-ingsandjointhemillionsofpeoplewhohavekickedthehabitforgood.Smokingtobaccoisbothaphysicaladdictionandapsy-chologicalhabit.Thenicotinefromcigarettesprovidesatemporary-andaddictive-high.Whenyouremovethatregularxofnicotineyourbodywillexperiencephysi-calwithdrawalsymptomsandcravings.Becauseofnico-tinesfeelgoodeffectonthebrainyoumayalsohavebe-comeaccustomedtosmokingasawayofcopingwithstressdepressionanxietyorevenboredom.Smokingisoftenahighlyingrainedritual.Youmaybeusedtoalwayshavingaciga-retteafteramealwhiletakingabreakfromworkorschoolorwhiletalkingonthephone.Inordertoquityouwillneedtoaddressboththeaddictionandthehabitsthatgoalongwithit.Whilesomesmokerssuc-cessfullyquitbygoingcoldturkeymostpeopledobet-terwithaplantokeepthem-selvesontrack.Agoodplanwilladdressboththeshort-termchallengeofquittingsmokingandthelong-termchallengeofpreventingre-lapse.Itshouldalsobetai-loredtoyourspecicneedsandsmokinghabits.Takeabitoftimetodevelopyourownquitplan-onethatalsotakesintoaccountyourreasonsforquitting.HerearesomeusefultipsUnderstandandkeeptrackofyourtriggersWhatareyourtriggers-thosethingsthatmakeyouwanttolightupYouwillneedtochangeyourroutinetoavoidtheseasmuchaspossible.Forex-ampleifhavingacoffeehasyoualsoreachingforaciga-rettetryswitchingtoteaorwaterforawhile.DontcavetoyourcravingsCravingsaretoughbothmentallyandphysicallynodoubtaboutitButtheyaretemporaryandalmostneverlastmorethanafewminutes.Youjustneedtowaitthemout.Italsohelpsifyoucangureoutaheadoftimehowyouwillhandlewithdrawalcravingswhentheyoccur.Forexampleifyouarefeelingirritableonestrategycouldbegoingforawalk.Beingpreparedforwith-drawalsymptomswillmakedealingwiththemeasier.Hanginthere.WithdrawalistemporaryIntherstfewdaysafteryouquityoumayfeelsomewithdrawalsymp-tomsasyourbodyhealsfromitsaddictiontonicotine.Theseareuncomfortablebuttheywillpassintime.Withdrawalsymptomsareusuallytheworstintherst3-5daysafteryouquitandwillbegintodisappearafter7-10days.Tobecontinuednextweek.NatashaEllingsonweshouldgetthekidsdoingthis NAFTAstatesblockinvestigationintooilsandstailingsleaks6TuesdayFebruary32015ENVIRONMENTOILSANDSResearcherspublicnetworkatSlaveRiveropenhouseByMEAGANWOHLBERGAchallengebroughtforwardbythreeCanadiancitizenshopingtolaunchaninternationalinvestigationintoCana-dasfailuretoactonleakscomingfromoilsandstailingspondswasblockedlastweekbytheCanadianU.S.andMexicangovernments.AcouncilcomposedofthethreeNAFTAmemberstatesdismissedtherequesttocreateafactualrecordprovingCanadasfailuretoenforcetheFisheriesActinre-sponsetoevidencethatoilsandstailingspondscontainingcontaminantsharmfultofisharebeingunlawfullyreleasedintotheAthabascaRiver.TheapplicationhadbeenmadetotheCommissionforEnvironmentalCoopera-tionCECSecretariatthebodyrespon-sibleforaddressingenvironmentalissuesthroughNAFTA.AresponsegivenlastTuesdaysaidthesecretariathadbeeninstructednottopre-pareafactualrecordandthattheprocesswouldtherebybeterminated.Itsdisappointingbutnotatallsurpris-ingrespondedDanielTSeleieofFortGoodHopeNWTaDenelawstudentwhosubmittedtherequestalongsideJohnRigneyofFortChipewyanAlta.andDonDerangerofPrinceAlbertSask.in2010.Intheirreasonsprovidedrepresenta-tivesfromthethreememberstatessaidanongoingcaseintheAlbertaProvincialCourtfiledbyFortMcMurrayresidentTonyBoschmannshowstheissueisbeingdealtAccordingtotheSecretariatscriteriaitseligibleandshouldgoaheadwithinves-tigatingthisissueandproducingafactualreportTSeleiesaid.Itsanarbitrarypo-liticaldecisionthatwasmadebytheCana-dianMexicanandU.S.governmentsanditscontrarytowhattheSecretariatthinksabouttheissue.TSeleiesaidtheCECSecretariatisconsid-eredalastresortforcitizensinCanadatheU.S.orMexicotoaddressthenon-enforce-mentofenvironmentallawsintheircountry.WhiletheCECdoesnothavethepowertoforcegovernmentactionanyfactualreportwouldhavebeenabletoshowwithauthoritywhetherornotCanadawasfailingtoenforceitsFisherieslegislation.Thatinandofitselfisapowerfulstate-mentandIthinkitssomethingthatCanadadoesntwantbeingsaidbysuchapowerfulbodyTSeleiesaid.Thereisnoappealingthecouncilsde-cision.OthercitizensarefreetorelethecomplaintbutTSeleiesaidtheywouldhavetostartfromscratchandthattheprocesswouldtakeyears.Hesaidheisnotoptimisticfurtherlegalactionwillresultinthesuccessfulprosecu-tionofoilcompaniesforallegedinfringe-mentsofenvironmentallaw.WeseeCanadaspendinghugeamountsofmoneytolobbyinternationallyfortarsandsoil.WeseebillionsofdollarsinfossilfuelsubsidiesmuchofwhichgoestothetarsandsTSeleiesaid.ThisispartofamuchlargertrendofCanadaworkingveryhardtopropuptheoilindustryevenifitmeansignoringitsownfederallaws.WhenitcomestoMexicoandtheU.S.TSeleiearguedthetwostatesalsohaveavestedinterestinprotectingtheinterestsofthesameinternationalcompaniesthatdoworkacrossNorthAmericaandtokeepoilandgasowingacrossborders.Thepeoplewhobeneteconomicallywhoprotfromtheexploitationofbitumenareinternationalhesaid.withatthedomesticlevelanddoesnotre-quireinternationalintervention.DespitehavingtheapprovalfromtheSec-retariattomoveforwardallthreecountriesdecidedtousetheirvetopowertodismisstheapplication.TSeleiesaidthemovetoblockthesecre-tariatinproceedingwithitsinvestigationwaspurelypolitical-somethingthatCanadademonstratedwhenitattemptedtoblocktheinvestigationfromproceedingnumeroustimesoverthelastyear.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGScientistsconductingresearchontheSlaveRiveranditsdeltawereabletonetworkwithoneanotherandmembersofthepubliclastweekattherst-everSlaveRiverandDeltaPartnershipSRDPopenhouseinFortSmithandFortResolution.Anarrayofresearchersconductingstudiesoneverythingfromshhealthtodriftwoodspentadayineachcommunityintroducingthemselvesandpresentingtheirndingstocuriouscommunitymembersconcernedwiththestateofthewatershed.Theopenhouseformatallowedscientiststoshowofftheirmonitoringequipmentan-swerquestionsandnetworkwithotherre-searchersworkingintheregion.Thisopenhouseisachanceforresearcherstomeetone-on-oneandtalkabouttheworkthattheyredoingsaidJenniferFresque-Baxterwatershedmanagementadvisorwiththeter-ritorialgovernmentandoneoftheactivepart-nersofSRDP.Itssomethingdifferentfromaworkshoporameetinganditsagoodoppor-tunitytochatandgettoknowoneanother.MonitoringanswerscommunityquestionsSRDPwasformedundertheNWTsWaterStewardshipStrategyanoutcomeofwhichwastheestablishmentofvariouscommunity-basedwatermonitoringprojectsthrough-outtheterritory.ItincludespartnersfromtheGNWTthefederalgovernmentvariousacademicinstitutionsandlocalAboriginalgovernments.ThatmonitoringworkbeganintheSlaveRiverareawhereresidentsandland-usersex-pressedconcernsaboutachangingwatershedandthesuspectedroleofupstreamdevelop-mentincreatingthoseimpacts.Ofgreatestconcerntoresidentshasbeenthequalityofwatershandthehealthoftheeco-system-worriesthatnowdriveresearchbeingdoneintheregion.Since2010monitoringworkhasbeencar-riedoutonbeaverminkandmuskrathealthlakebedsedimentcontaminationwaterqualityshhealthicethicknessandwaterlevelswild-lifeabundanceandmovementsandaquaticlife.Thatmonitoringnotonlytakesintoaccountthesciencebutalsoincorporatesthetraditionalknowledgeofindigenouseldersandland-usersinconductingresearchdevelopinghypothesesandexplainingoutcomes.WeusetheWesternscienceindicatorstovali-dateandinvestigatethecommunityonessaidDr.PaulJonesaprofessorofenvironmentandsustainabilityattheUniversityofSaskatchewanUofSwhohasbeenconductingshhealthstudiesontheAthabascaandSlaveRiverssince2011whenlesionsandbumpsstartedappear-ingonshandraisedalarmincommunities.Thoselesionswerefoundtobetheresultofaviraldiseaselinkedtoextremelylowwaterlev-elsin2010.SincethenJonesandhisteamofcommunitymonitorshavebeenabletodetectanincreaseinconditionfactor-howfattheshare-andadecreaseinanomalieslikelesionswhichisareectionofimprovedhealth.MorerecentlyahydrologistfromtheUofSwasalsoaddedtothemonitoringnet-work.Dr.Karl-ErichLindenschmidtiscur-rentlydocumentingicethicknessqualityandfreeze-upontheSlaveRiver.Henotedthatowsweresubstantiallylowergoingintofreeze-uplastfallthantheyearpreviousamountingtoadropof25percent.Aswellhehasnoticedalargeamountofairpocketsundertheiceontheriver-somethingland-usershavepointedoutasaworryandahazardforthosetravelingbysnowmobilewhomayndthemselvesfall-ingthroughthiniceintoalargevoidbelow.OverthelastsevenoreightyearstheresmoreairpocketscorroboratedMtishunterandelderEarlEvansduringtheMondaynightpresentationinFortSmith.Theriverischang-ingandcreatingnewsandbarsandIthinkthatscausingrestrictionandthenyougetturbulencewhichIthinkiswheretheairiscomingfrom.PublicinvitedtocontributeApartfromtheresearchpresentationsanddiscussionstheopenhousealsogavethepublicaforumtosharetheirlovefortheSlaveRiveranddelta.Poemsproseandpostersweresubmittedfromresidentsofallagesdepictinghumanen-gagementwiththeriverthroughoutallseasons.AttendeeswerealsoinvitedtocontributetoawordclouddocumentingwhattheSlaveRivermeanstothem.AmongvariousnounsscrawledinblackmarkeronegiantwordstuckoutatthecentreLife.StillEvansexpressedconcernthatveryfewmembersofthepublicattendedtheopenhouseeitherduringthedayorfortheeveningpresentations.OnlyahandfulofpeoplewereabletoattendduringworkinghoursandthemajorityofthoseinattendanceintheeveningwerescientistsandSRDPmembers.Theresalotofknowledgeoutthereandwehavetogetthemtoparticipatehesaidofthemanylocalpeopleoutontheland.PhotoFrancoisPauletteENVIRONMENTMONITORINGPhotoMeaganWohlbergScientistPaulJonesdiscusseshisongoingshhealthresearchontheSlaveandAtha-bascaRiversduringaresearchopenhouselastMondayeveninginFortSmith.OilsandstailingspondslinethebanksoftheAthabascaRivernorthofFortMcMurraywhereopponentssaytoxicchemicalsarebeingleachedintothefreshwater. TuesdayFebruary320157POLITICSLOBBYINGNortherndelegatesschmoozethesouthatNWTDaysStudentex-patsindustrygovernmentandtouriststargetoflobbyingmissionNWTgovernmentsettingupminingadvisoryboardMinisterhopeful2015willseecontinuedgrowthinexplorationspendingByMEGANDELAIREBelindaBreadmoreleftYellowknifeandtheNorthwestTerritoriestostudyattheUniver-sityofOttawain2011.Likemanybeforehershewasdrawnsouthbytheprospectofause-fulpost-secondaryeducation.Withapopulationofonly43000-currentlydecliningatarateof200peopleeachyear-populationgrowthisatoppriorityfortheNWTgovernmentwhichseekstoadd2000peopletotheterritoryoverthenextveyears.ThatwasoneoftheissuesaddressedbytheNWTgovernmentwhenittraveledtoOttawainfull-forcewithMLAsindustryrepresenta-tivesandAboriginalleadersforNWTDayslastweekapoliticallobbyingmissionandculturalshowcasemeanttoputNWTissuesonthefederalagenda.BreadmoreandotherstudentexpatriatesfromtheNWTsatdownonthelastmorn-ingofNWTDaysforabreakfastwithwithMinistersMichaelMiltenbergerTomBeau-lieuandJacksonLafferty.SheconfessedthatnothingtheministerssaidhadconvincedhertomovebacktotheNWT-itwasherplanlongbeforeshesatdown.YellowknifeishomeformetheNorthhasalwaysbeenhome.TheresnootheroptionformeIthinkthatswhereIwannabeshesaid.Ithinkalotofusheredenitelyplanongoinghome.Ithinkalotofpeopledidntneedtheirmindsmadeup.ThatcameasgoodnewsfortheGNWTwhichhasbeentryingtoleveragemoretrans-ferfundingfromthefederalgovernmentthroughapopulationboostandstudentswerenottheonlydemographictobewooedbytheNWTdelegation.Memberscoveredpoliticalculturalandcommercialfrontsliaisingwiththefederalgovernmentindus-tryassociationsthecuriouspublicandforthersttimeeverinternationalpartnersinembassiesacrossthecity.TheultimategoalofNWTDays2015wastopromoteinvestmentindustryandim-migrationintheNorthinordertonurtureastrongsustainableeconomy.Informationondiamondminingoilextractiongreenen-ergyandgeneralmaximizationofresourceswasexchangedbetweenindustryrepsfromtheNorthandthosefromnationalandglobalmarketswhomightinvestinextractingtheabundantnaturalresourcesoftheTerritories.Meetingswithfederalrepresentativesalsosoughtoutaraiseddebtceilingfortheterri-torywhoseborrowinglimitisnowcappedat800million.NWTofcialswantthatlimitincreasedto1.8billiontoinvestincriti-caleconomicinfrastructurelikeroadsandhydrotransmissionlines.Theprimeministerindicatedthatwecouldexpectaresponsethatitwouldprob-ablybetiedinwiththeAprilbudgetprocessMcLeodsaidofthenancialdiscussions.OptimizingdevolvedpowersThisyearsassemblythesecondNWTDayssincetherstin2013wasespeciallysignicanttakingplace10monthsafterthenaldevolu-tionofpowerfromthefederalgovernmenttotheGNWT.LastApriltheNWTgovernmentsuccessfullygainedmorecontroloverlandwaterandresourcesintheterritory.AlmostayearintodevolutiontheGNWTisnowtry-ingtooptimizethispowerbreakinggroundonprojectsliketheInuvik-TukhighwayandtheMackenzieValleyFibreLine.InaninterviewwiththeNorthernJournalMinisterofFinanceandEnvironmentandNat-uralResourcesMichaelMiltenbergerpraisedhisgovernmentshandlingofthiswiderberthofresponsibility.WealwayssaidthatwewoulddevolvethenevolveandIthinkthatwevehadaseamlesstransitionMiltenbergersaid.Therehavebeennomajorissues.Ithinkthatwevebeenabletotakeonalltheseresponsibilitiesandthatweredoingagoodjobofit.ExpandingtransportationandcommunicationinfrastructureintheNWTpost-devolutionwasthefocusofaspeechbyPremierBobMcLeodduringNWTDaysNorthStarGalaonJan.29.McLeodannouncedtoanaudienceofdelegatesprovincialpremiersandinternationalconsul-atestaffhisgovernmentsplanstoresearchthelogisticsofbuildinganenergytransportationandcommunicationcorridoralongtheMack-enzieValleytotheArcticOcean.Whatweareproposingtodoisathoroughreviewoftheissuesopportunitiesandchal-lengesthatmightbeassociatedwithacor-ridoralongtheMackenzieValleyMcLeodsaid.InconjunctionwiththeannouncementMinisterofIndustryTourismandInvest-mentDavidRamsaylaterissuedacallforbidsforexplorationlicencesforparcelsoflandlocatedintheCentralMackenzieValley.CultureshowcasedMorethanjustapoliticalfunctiontheNorthStarGalaservedasanimportanteventontheculturalfrontofNWTDays.DreamyNortherninspiredlightingandscenerydisplaysofartcui-sineandaperformancebyJunowinningNWTsingerLeelaGildayweresomeofthecharmsemployedbyeventorganizerstoseducethesouthwithavividglimpseofNorthernculture.McLeodexpressedoptimismaboutthegainsmadeduringNWTDays2015whichwasbroughttoacloseonFeb.2.Beingphysicallyonthegroundinthemeet-ingsthatwevehadandtheresponsefromthedelegationandalsothegalalastnightIdsayweveachievedsignicantresults-surpassedourexpectationshetoldTheJournal.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheterritorialgovernmentishopingtobuildonlastyearsgrowthinmineralexplora-tionspendingagainin2015withmoreinputfromindustryinsidersatthepoliticallevel.IndustryTourismandInvestmentITIMinisterDavidRamsayannouncedlastWednesdaythattheGNWTisintheprocessofestablishingaminingadvisoryboardfortheNWTaimedathelpingtoensuretheterritoryisseenasanattractiveplacetoin-vestinexplorationanddiscovernewmines.ThatboardwillgiveusinformationonhowwecanmaketheNorthwestTerrito-riesthebestminingjurisdictionthatwecanmakeitRamsaysaidduringateleconfer-encefromtheMineralExplorationRoundupinVancouver.Wecantsitaroundandwaitforthingstohappenwehavetomakethingshappenhesaid.Nowisthetimetobereallyputtingarenewedfocusonexploration.Theexistingminesarentgoingtobethereforeveranditsimportantthatthatworkstarttodayontry-ingtondtheminesoftomorrow.Recommendationstocreateaminingad-visoryboardwereincludedintherecentNWTMineralStrategycreatedwithcon-siderableinputfromtheNWTNunavutChamberofMines.Thefocusoftheboardwillbeonregula-toryissuesraisingcapitalcommunityedu-cationpromotingminingandthewayin-dustryviewstheNorthwestTerritoriesasajurisdictiontheministersaid.Ramsaysaidhehassomeideasofindi-vidualshewouldliketoappointbutsaidnothingisdenitive.Thosepositionswillbeunpaid.Ithinkitsimportantthatwehaveagoodcross-sectionoftheminingindustry-folksthatareinvolvedintheservicesideproducersexplorers-andreallywerelookingforpeo-plethathaveonthegroundexperienceintheNorthwestTerritories.Thatsveryimportant.AsimilarboardexistsintheYukonwherethechairandthe10to12membersmeetonceaquarter.RamsayexpectstheNWTboardtohavefewermembers-aroundsixtoeight-tostartandhopesitwillstartmeetingbyMay.Weshouldbeabletopopulatethatboardverysoonhesaid.IvealreadyhadsomepreliminarydiscussionswithwhoIdliketoseeonthatboard.RidingtheupswingWhilemineralexplorationspendingwasdownacrossthecountrylastyearaccordingtorecentestimatesreleasedbyNaturalRe-sourcesCanadaspendingintheNWTactu-allyroseby32percentin2014.Ramsayhopesthatspendingkeepsrisingoverthenextyear.TheresarenewedfocusontheSlavegeo-logicalprovincehesaid.Weveseenalotoffolkswhowereinvolvedintheearlydaysofthediamondrushinthe1990sbackwithnewcompanieslookingfordiamonds.Apartfromthe800millionincapitalspendinganticipatedforthenewGahchoKuediamondmineinlate2016kimberlitediscoveriesnorthofthesiteattheKennadyexplorationprojectaresomeofthebestre-sultsthatweveseenintheterritorysdia-mondhistoryRamsaysaid.Furthermoreanew5-millionstudytobecarriedoutbytheNWTGeoscienceOfceoverthenexttwoyearscouldholdpromisefornewkimberlitepipediscoveriesintheCentralSlaveprovince.WhilediamondsholdthemostpromiseRam-saysaidtheterritoryisalsofocusedondiver-sifyingthesectorandisexcitedaboutthe18millionworthofworkhappeningatCanadianZincsPrairieCreekminethiswinteralongwithtungstenminingintheMackenzieMountains.ThefuturelooksreallygoodforusRam-saysaid.Ithinkwellseeacontinuedclimb.Thebottomdroppedoutin2008butwehaveseennumbersrebound.AswellwithjuniorsleadingthewayinexplorationacrosstheNorthRamsaysaidthegovernmentplanstoreviewthemoneyofferedthroughitsnewMiningIncentiveProgramwhichdoledout440000toju-niorsandprospectorsinitsrstyearoutofatotalaskthatwascloserto1.2million.Ithinkaswemoveforwardwereallyneedtorevisitthatnumberhesaid.IthasbeenacatalystIthinktogettingsomemoreex-plorationhappeningintheterritorysothemoreeffortwecanputinthereandthemoreresourceswecanputintothatprogramIthinkitisgoingtohelpusinthelongrun.INDUSTRYMININGPremierBobMcLeodaddressesacrowdattheNorthStarGalaatNWTDaysinOttawaonJan.29.PhotoMeganDeLairePhotocourtesyofCanadianZincCorp.Some18millionworthofworkistakingplaceatCanadianZincsPrairieCreekminethiswinterhelpingtodiversifythediamond-dominatedminingindustryintheNWT. 8TuesdayFebruary32015HEALTHWELLNESSCANCERFortSmithtohostplanningmeetingforNWTcancersurvivorcareByMEAGANWOHLBERGResidentsofFortSmithwillhaveanoppor-tunitytosharetheirexperiencesandideasforimprovingcareforcancerpatientsandsurvivorsintheNorthwestTerritoriesatacommunityworkshopthisweek.Allmembersofthepublicaffectedbycancereitherdirectlyorindirectlyincludingfamilymembershealthcareprovidersandsurvivorsthemselvesarewelcometoparticipateintherst-everworkshoponthetopictobeheldattheNorthernLifeMuseumonThursdayFeb.5from1000a.m.to400p.m.WewanttogetanunderstandingofwhatsortsofthingsourcommunitywouldliketoseecomeoutoftheprojectaswellaswhatkindsofthingstheyfeelarelackingintheexistingcancercaretreatmentsystemsaidworkshoporganizerKrystalBrown.AttheworkshopparticipantswillworkondesigningademonstrationprojectforthecommunitythatwouldseeFortSmithpatientsandsurvivorsworkwithhealthprofessionalsonindividualcareplanstoimprovetheirexperiencenavigatingthecomplicatedhealthcaresystembothdur-ingandaftertreatment.Survivorcareplansnotonlyclearlyoutlinethepatientscareteamandtreatmentplanfortheirspeciccancerjourneybutincludeaholisticapproachtowell-beingthatfocusesonemotionalspiritualandpracticalimpactsoftheprocess.Whenyourediagnosedwithcancerthroughouttheprocessyoucanhaveupto20differentcareprovidersBrownsaidsoithasalltheircontactinfo.Andsomecareplansaredifferentforcertaintypesofcan-cersotherecanbeaparticularcareplanmodeldevelopedspecicallyforbreastcancerpatientsorprostatecancerpatientsorlungcancerpatients.Theplansalsoplaceastrongemphasisonfollow-upcareforsurvivorsaftertreat-mentends.Amajorproblemthathasbeenidentiedbycancersurvivorsisthatpost-treatmentpeoplefeltthattheywerecutloosefromthesystemBrownsaid.Theresalackofinformationandunderstandingaroundpossibleside-effectsfromtreatmentwhattoexpectwhatsortofsignstolookforforremissionnutritionalin-formationhowtheyshouldbetakingcareoftheirbodiesandwhatsortsofthingstheycanexpectintermsoftheirenergylevels.Theworkshopisalsobeingconsideredanimportantrststepincreatingasenseofca-maraderieamongcancersurvivorsandfamilymembersinthecommunitysaidLouiseFra-seraformernursebreastcancersurvivorandadvisortotheproject.Differentpeoplehavedifferentcancers.Noteverybodygoesthroughthesamesituationanditsnicetogettogetherjusttobrainstormtotalkshesaid.Youneedthatsupportandonlyaper-sonwhoshadcancercanreallygiveyouthat.Thefamilycangiveyoualltheloveandtender-nessbutyouneedthatfromothersurvivors.EverystoryisdifferentandweneedthosestoriessoitcanhelpusimprovetheprogramsthatwehaveandevenhowpeoplearetreatedwhentheygotoEdmontonorYellowknifeFraseradded.Theworkshopwillleadtoapilotprojectforthecommunitylaterthisyeardependingonfunding.ThoughitissponsoredbytheNWTBreastHealthBreastCancerActiongroupitincludesallformsofcancer.AsimilarprojectisunderwayinFortGoodHopeaswell.Thosewhoareunabletoattendthework-shoporwhowouldliketomeetindividuallycancontactBrownat872-2599orbyemailatklb88uvic.ca.WalkingWithOurSisterswandersofftoWhitehorseColonialismracismnamedasfactoringcauseincommunityconversationsByDALICARMICHAELThesacredspacethathostedtheWalkingWithourSistersWWOSexhibitlastmonthinYellowknifehasbeenpackedawayupperbyupperastheunnishedslippersrepre-sentingtheunfullledpotentialoflostindig-enouswomenpreparedfortheirtojourneytotheirnexthomeinWhitehorse.WhilethememorialinstallationisgonefromthePrinceofWalesNorthernHeritageCentreorganizershopethediscussionsithelpedfacilitatewillremainaspeopleintheNWTandfamiliesacrossCanadacontinuetodealingwiththeproblemofmissingandmurderedindigenouswomenandhealingfromtheirlosses.TheexhibitisprimarilyabouthonouringwomenfromtheindigenouscommunitywhohavebecomemissingandmurderedsaidLilaErasmusavolunteerorganizerandmod-eratorforthenalofthreeteach-insessionsassociatedwithWWOSYellowknife.Asyouwalkthroughitmakesitallreal.Youunder-standthatthesewererealpeoplethattheyhadfamilythatlovedthemdearly.Theyweremotherstheyweresisterstheywereauntstheyweredaughters.Wehadaffectedfami-liesfromtheNWT.Secondarilyitisaboutcreatingaware-nessandstartingthosediscussionsinourcommunityaboutwhysomanyindigenouswomencanbetargetedformurderandgomissingwhytherearerarelyanystatskeptandwhythegovernmentdoesntfeelthatitsnecessarytoputtheirresourcesbehindnd-ingoutwhyndingthegapsandprevent-ingitshesaid.FourcommunitysessionsheldfromSep-tembertoDecemberandthreeteach-inpan-elsunderthethemeUncomfortableTruthsandNewRelationshipsheldinconjunctionwiththeinstallationgavepeopleintheNWTachancetohashoutthemanyissuesaroundthecomplexproblem.ThenaldiscussiontookplaceonJan.26attheChiefDrygeeseSchoolinDettah.AsAboriginalwomenwewanttoknowwhywehavea20percentmorechanceofbeingmurderedandgoingmissingthananynon-indigenouswomaninthatroomErasmussaid.WhyisitthatsomanyorganizationsthatcanmakechangedontdoanythingaboutitWhydowenotwanttoknowFourwomensatonapanelinthenalsessionandaddressedracismandcoloniza-tionaselementsthatstronglyinuencethenegativetrend.StephanieIrlbacher-FoxwhohasaPhDandhasworkedwithindigenouscommuni-tiesforsomanyyearshadaverypowerfulmessageaboutthedifferencesbetweenthecolonizedandthecolonizersandhowthosestructuresareputinplaceErasmussaid.Whenyoutalkaboutthestructurescreatedbycolonizationthesestructuresarecreatedasawaytopreventthosethathavebeencol-onizedtokeepthecolonizersonthetop.Dr.MarieWilsonoftheTruthandRecon-ciliationCommissionspokeaboutthelastingimpactofresidentialschoolsandhowtheycontinuetocontributetomoderndayprob-lemsbydrivingthemunderground.ShetalkedabouthowsomeindigenouspeoplefeelshamefortheircultureErasmussaid.Therewereindividualsthathadsaidtheyneverfeltthatshameintheirhome.Itwasntuntiltheycameoutoftheirhomeandoutoftheircommunitiesthattheystartedfeelingshameforbeingindigenous.Thereweregrandmothersandgrandfatherswhomadesuretheirfamiliesdidntspeakthelanguagebecauseofthatshame.Thewomenalsoaddressedwaystohelperadicatesomeofthoseproblems.WegooutgeteducatedbecausewewanttocomebackandhelpcommunitiesErasmussaidechoingstatementsmadebypanelistLianneMantlawhowenttoschoolfornursingtobringhealthcaretotheTlichoFirstNation.RepresentingtheyouthvoiceJaceyFirth-Hagenadvocatedformorecommunity-basedactivismtogureoutwaysofpreventingmoreviolenceagainstindigenouswomen.Ithinkthattherewasawholelotofaware-nesscreatedErasmussaid.Thatisgoingtobethelastingimpactandsomethingtrulypositivethatcomesoutofitforourcommuni-ties.Ithinkthatweregoingtoseefromthispointforwardpossiblymoreofthesediscus-sionsweregoingtoseecommunitymemberspossiblydefendingtheindigenouscommuni-tieswhentheycomeupagainststereotypi-calattitudes.Iwouldhopethatwewouldseemorediscussionslikethis.PhotoTessaMacIntoshJUSTICEMISSINGWOMENThe1800uppersintheWalkingWithourSistersexhibit-whichrepresenttheunnishedlivesofmissingandmurderedindigenouswomenacrossthecountry-mayhavemovedonfromYellowknifebutorganizersarehopingtheawarenessithelpedcreatearoundtheissuewillbelasting. TuesdayFebruary320159AnewyeartimeforanewrideCarandTruckBuyersGuide2015Northernerstravelgreatdistanceswith-outthinkingmuchaboutit.Inourfarungcommunitiesitispartofourwayoflife.ThesamedistanceasthedrivetoEdmontoninEuropewouldinvolvecrossingatleastahalfdozencountries.Becauseofthatourvehiclesareespeciallyimportanttous.Theymustbereliableandsafeandcomfortablewhenendur-ingadriveofseveraldays.Carsandtrucksarepeople-moversandcriticaltocommerceworldwidebutespeciallyforus.Inthisspecialsec-tionstoriesfeaturesomeoftheinnovationstakingplaceintherapidlyevolvingautomobileindustry.Someofthosechangeslikeelectricchargingstationsorbuilt-inwihotspotswillnotapplytoourremoteunconnectedhigh-waysatleastforawhile.Buttherearemanyinnovationsthatwillbenetusincludingnewmanufacturingtechniquesthatwillmakecarsandtruckscheapertobuildlightermaterialsandmoreefcientdrive-trainsthatwillmakethemmoreeconomicaltodriveandsoeasieronourwalletsandyetwithmoreefcientandpowerfulenginesthatcanhaulbiggerloads.Ifyouareshoppingforanewvehicleorjustlikecarsandtrucksyouarelucky.Therangeofpossibilitiesandchoicesjustkeepsgettingmoreamazing. 10TuesdayFebruary32015ARCTICPACKAGESONSALENOWFOR599REMOTESTARTSNOWONLY7992014DODGEDARTSE168882014DODGEJOURNEY19998199982014DODGEGRANDCARAVAN2014JEEPWRANGLERSPORT206952014JEEPCHEROKEE0FINANCINGAVAILABLE2015JEEPPATRIOTGET5000CASHBACK2014DODGEHDRAMNOCHARGEDIESELUPGRADE2014RAMSXT1500QUADCAB4X410000TOTALSAVINGSyellowknifechrysler.jeep.dodge.ramAAutodealershipBOARDUPTHEWINDOWSANDDOORSYELLOWKNIFECHRYSLERISFLOODINGTHECOMPETITIONWITHOURGIFTTOYOUSALETAKEYOURPICKOFANYOFTHESE3ITEMSWITHTHEPURCHASEOFANYNEWORUSEDVEHICLEYELLOWKNIFECHRYSLER340OldAirportRoadYellowknifeNWTX1A3T3Phone867873-4222Fax867873-2029WEDELIVER0FINANCINGAVAILABLEGIFT3iPadAir2GIFT2XboxOneGIFT1Samsung40LEDFullHDTV TuesdayFebruary3201511cascadegraphicsAdvertisingsolutionsBookdesignBrochurespostersBusinesscardsStationeryCerloxBindingDocumentPrintingFaxing-SendingReceivingIDPhotosfortreatycardsFACInvitationscustomdesignLaminatingLogodesignMarketingsolutionsPhotographyPhotocopying-Upto11x17colourandblackwhitePromomaterialScanningPostersBannersStickersMagnetsWeddingPartyfavoursCallusat867.872.3000Emailusatgraphicsnorj.caordesignnorj.caorsimplydrop-inat207McDougalRdFortSmithNTWeofferarangeofcustomdesignservicesthatincludeWemayhavechangedourlookbutwestillofferallthequalityproductsandservicesyouareusedtoplusmore.HAYRIVERESSOPh874-6424.Fax874-4576921MackenzieHwyHayRiverNTX0E0R0AFullServiceGasStationFeaturingCarWash24HourAMATowingServiceHoursMonday-Friday700AM-700PMSaturday800AM-700PMOPEN6DAYSAWEEKHAYRIVERESSOSERVICEVEHICLESWITHBODYPARTSprintedon3-DprinterswereshowcasedattheDetroitAutoShowinJanuaryof-feringautomobilevoyeursanexcitinglookatthefutureofmanufacturingaswellastheprospectofcustomdesignedinternetshoppingforthecarortruckstylingsofyourchoice.Theclassicbeautyofthe1968ShelbyGT500wasrecreatedinjustsixweeksusing3-DprintersbytheUSDepartmentofEnergysOakRidgeNationalLaboratory.Inamediareleasetheysaidthelabsman-ufacturingandtransportationresearchersplantousethe3-DprintedShelbyasalaboratoryonwheels.Thecarisdesignedwithplugandplaycomponentssuchasbatteryandfuelcelltechnologieshybridsystemdesignspowerelectronicsandwire-lesschargingsystemsallowingresearcherstoeasilyandquicklytestoutnewideassaidthemediarelease.InaYoutubevideoshowinghowthebeauti-fullittlecarwascreatedinsuchashorttimeLonnieLoveleaderofManufacturingSystemsResearchgroupforthelabsays3-Dprintedpanelsformanufacturingautomobilesissoefcientitisshocking.Inthepastmoldsforvehiclebodypartstookpainstakingmonthstocreateinapro-cessthatwasverycostly.Nowthesamethingcanbeprintedoffinamatterofdays.Forthelastfourdecadesclaymodelswithnewmodelstylingshavebeenpainstakinglyfashioned.Nowaprototypeshowingoffdesignstylingsthatareactuallydrivablecanbeproducedinweeksorevendays.Lovepredictsinthevideothatinnovationwillexplodeasare-sultofthesenewprocesses.AmericanmanufacturerLocalMotorsalsopresenteda3-DprintedcarattheMotorCityautoshowcompletewithasmalltrackfordemonstratingit.Theirelectricpow-eredStratiafunkynimblelittlerunaboutisveryclosetobeingaproductionvehicle.LocalMotorsknownforitsleading-edgeve-hicledesignswenttoworkontheStratilessthanayearago-whichgoestoshowhow3-Dprintingwilldramaticallyshortentheproductioncycleandreducecostsapara-digmshiftinthewaymanufacturingofallthingswilltakeplace.3-DprintedvehiclesThefutureofmanufacturingThisreplicaoftheclassicShelbyGT500shownattheDetroitInternationalAutoShowwascreatedinsixweeksusing3-Dprinters. 12TuesdayFebruary32015THENEWFORDGTSUPERCARwasastandoutfavouriteattheNorthAmericanIn-ternationalAutoShowinDetroitlastmonthwowingeveryonewithitsracymodernisticlinesandsvelteinterior.OneofthetopveautoshowsintheworldDetroitiswherenotjustNorthAmericancarmakersstruttheirstuffwithnewcarmagicthatwilllightuphighways.ItwassupposedDetroitInternationaltobethebigstagefortheunveilingofthenewAcuraNSXthatliketheFordGThasamid-mountedgasenginebutwithadditionalelectricsupplementarymotorstogeneratebrutepower.InsteadthenewFordconceptcarwasthespoilergrabbingthespotlightandheadlines.FordalsoturnedheadswiththenewmusclecarversionofitstopsellingF-150pickuptheRaptorpoweredbyitssouped-upEco-Boostsix-cylindertwinturboengine.DodgeshowedoffitsnewRampickuptheRebelwithahighstanceandnewstylingsthatwillappealtoyoungmaleDodgetruckfans.Itwonthavethesamepowerorbeaimedatextremeoff-roaddrivinglikeFordsRaptor.RatheritisanextensionoftheregularRamtrucklineupandsomoreaffordablebutthehighaggressivestanceandDodge-brandedexteriorstylingswillexcitesportadventureenthusiasts.GeneralMotorschosetheDetroitshowtointroduceBuickstwonewmodelstheCas-cadaalovelylittleconvertibleandasurprisetheirsophisticatednewsedantheAvenirtoaddtothebrandshighlytoutedandadver-tisedupscaleyetaffordableimage.BuickhasConceptcarforFords2016GTsupercarhitahomerunattheDetroitautoshow.FordsnewRaptorpickupsexyandpowerfulshowedFordsNORTHSTAR780-841-0080HIGHLEVEL780-928-2888LACRETECHRYSLER.DODGE.JEEP.RAMWHEREPEOPLEBECOMECUSTOMERSFORLIFEFormoreinformationpleasecallNorthstarat780841-0080.www.northstarchrysler.ca2011JEEPWRANGLER70THANNIVERSARYEDITION27928km3.8LEngine4x4Leather2013RAM1500CREWSPORT5.7HemiLeatherBack-UpCamera51739kmTowPackageFullyLoaded2011RAM2500CREW-LONGBOX6.7LCumminsPowerDoorsLocks111378kmPowerFuelTankAutomatic2011FORDF150CREWCAB5.0L6SPDAutomatic4WD43148kmTonneauCover2012RAM1500QUADSPORT5.7LHemiAutomatic66647km2013RAM2500SLTCREW4X4DEMO5.7LHemiCloth64Box307km2007TOYOTAFJCRUISER4DOOR4.0LAutomaticBeautifulCondition126805km2015CHRYSLER200LXDEMO2.4LMulti-AirEngineCruiseAirTilt9SPDAutomaticPowerWindowsLocksONLY27995ONLY34900ONLY27900ONLY21995ONLY32900ONLY17995ONLY43700ONLY22900STKNT138BSTKNT308ASTKNU041STKNT249ASTKNT118ASTKNU026STKNU047STKNT254ARichardHarderGeneralManagerJeremiahHarderSalesMeghanLyleFinanceManagerJesseThompsonSales TuesdayFebruary3201513InsuranceClaimsWindshieldReplacementRepairsTouchUpsCustomDesignEnvironmentallyFriendlyPaintSystemBUSINESSHOURSMondaytoFriday8am-Noon1pm-5pmCONTACTINFOKlassicnorthwestel.netFax867-874-287545StudneyDriveHayRiverNTQUALITYUSEDVEHICLESCheckouttherestofourstockatwww.highlevelmotorproducts.com2014GMCSIERRASLE2500DuramaxDieselStockP904118200KMWas51995NOW49995ONLY49995ONLY289952011GMCSIERRASLT1500GFXEditionStock4ck9754A108100KMWas31995NOW28995JaredByrnesSalesAssociateTeraMartensSalesAssociatehowwowsautoloversbecomeGMssecondlargestsellingmodelafterChevroletthankstoitspopularityinChina.GMalsoshowedoffthenewesteditionoftheaward-winningCadillaclinetheCTS-V.Aluxurybeastitssuper-chargedV-8enginewilldeliveramind-blowing640horsepower.AttheotherendofthescalewasitsnewChevyBoltasmallall-electricrunaboutca-pableof200kmonacharge.OthernotablesattheDetroitshowincludedthealluringAudiQ7.ThesurgingGermanautomakersetnewstandardsforpremiumSUVsloweringweightaddingfeaturesandevenmoretechnology.Itwillofferahybriddiesel-electricdriveoptionforacombinedprojectedmileageofcloseto50mpg.Teslathemosttalkedaboutcarcompanyintheworldthesedayswhoseall-electricsedansoutdraghotAmericanmusclecarsandEuropeanexoticracersalikeshowedoffitsModelSP85Dcarattheautoshow.TeslaclaimsthisnewmodelShasthemostcapableroadholdingandhandlingofanyvehicleeverproduced.ThelatestintheinnovativeelectriccarcompanysSseriessedanstheP85Discurrentlyavailablefororderwithanautopilotthatenablesittosteertostaywithinalanechangelaneswiththesimpletapofaturnsignalandmanagespeedbyreadingroadsigns.Itwillalsoofferanall-wheeldriveoptionthatwillboostitspoweroutputtoover640horse-powersoitwillbeabletoachievezero-60standingto60mphinablazing3.2sec-onds-greatforaquickbutsilenttriptothegrocerystore.TheclassyAudiQ7ismadewithlightermaterialsandsophisticatedtechnologytosetthebarforupscaleSUVs.continuedcommitmenttoturbo-boostedengines. 14TuesdayFebruary32015THEHAPPIESTPERSONinyourfamilywhenyoubuyyournextcarmaybeyourteenager.Forgetaboutparkingoutsideacoffeeshoptoupdateyoure-mailyournextcarmaybecon-nectedviasatellitetobecomearollingwihotspot.GMhasannouncedthemostcomprehen-sivewisystemwith4Gconnectionsinareaswhereservicesareavailableclaimingitwillbeofferedinasmanyas50ChevroletandGMvehiclesbytheendof2015startingwiththeMalibu.OntheroadandconnectedalmostanywhereAsyoudrivealonginyournewvehicleitwillallowuptoseveninternet-connectedde-vicesinthecaratonce.Todothatyouwillhavetosubscribetoaplanwithamonthlychargemuchlikeyouwoulddowithacellu-larphoneincludingadatacapwiththosenastyextrachargesifyouexceedit.MostothervehiclemanufacturersincludingFordandChryslerhavecomeoutwithsimilarmobilewiservicesandareintheprocessofdeployingthem.GMappearstohavethemostrobustinitialofferingwithits4Gcapabilitywhichhasthecapabilityofstreamingvideowhileothersonlyoffereither2Gor3Gwhichwillonlyprovidedataorstreamingaudio.Thirdpartyconnectivityisalsocomingontothemarket.Thatwillmeananyonecanpurchaseahardwarepackageforanoldervehicleandsubscribetoaconnection.Theconnectionwillbesatellite-baseddeliveredlocallybytowerslikecellularphonesandarrangementsarebeingstruckbetweentheautomobilemanufacturersandallthemajorwirelesscommunicationscompanies.Theinitialbenetsofcontinuousaccesstotheinternetwillobviouslybesafetysecurityandnavigationinadditiontoentertainmentvalue.Updatestothecarscomputerizedsys-temswillbeautomatic.Beyondthatweareinaworldthatgetsmoreconnectedallthetime.Generallythemoreengagedyouare-andthatoftenmeanstheyoungeryouare-themoreyouwillbenet.IFYOULIVEINQUEBECorOntarioyouareeligibleforan8000rebateonthepurchaseofanelectriccarandanadditional1000rebatewhenyouinstallachargingstationinyourhouse.NovaScotiaandQuebecaredeployingchargestationsalonghighwaycorridors.AsthatishappeningmoreandmoreautomanufacturersarebringingoutnewelectricvehiclesEVs.AsimilarevolutionishappeningaroundtheworldwithgovernmentsencouragingnewcarbuyerstoswitchtoEVseitherbecauseofconcernovertheimpactofemissionsonglobalclimatechangeconcernsforhumanhealthortheneedtoreducesmogthatisaseriousprobleminlargeurbancentres.TheChinesegovernmentismovingquicklytotransformallofitsmajortransportationandeetvehiclestoelectricandtherearepredic-tionsthecountrywillleadtheworldinelec-tricvehiclesontheroadwithinfouryears.NorwayalreadyknownastheEVcapitaloftheworldhasabigheadstart.Aggressivetaxincentiveshaveencouragednewcarbuyerstogoelectricforseveralyears.Thecountrythathasmadetrillionsoffthesaleofitsoff-shoreoilisaworld-leaderinswitchingfromfossilfuelstoelectricpowerasthenewwaytomovepeople.MeanwhiletheFrenchgovernmentismov-ingtobandieselenginesbecauseofthelargenumberofolddirtydiesel-poweredvehi-clesthere.Britainismakingsimilarnoises.Countriesaroundtheworldhavethesameproblem.Particlesemittedbydieselenginesareknowntobecarcinogenic.AsmoredieselscometoNorthAmericastandardsintheU.S.andCanadafordiesel-poweredpassengercarsandtrucksarestrict.Studiesshowthelteringoftheparticlesunderthosestandardsiseffectivesonewdieselen-ginesaremoreaccepted.MeanwhilePresidentObamahasservednoticethatnewemissionsstandardswillbeimposedontheU.S.truck-ingindustrysomethingCanadaislikelytofollow.Anotherfactoristhecontinuedhighcostofdieseloilthatmakesdrivingexpensive.Dramaticchangeswilltakeplaceworldwideasnewstandardscometobear.Theopportu-nityforamovetoelectricpoweredvehicleswillbehugequitepossiblyaninternationalrevolutionoverthenextdecade.ElectricpassengervehiclescanbegroupedintothreecategoriesfromtheQuebecgov-ernmentwebsiteAll-electricvehiclesequippedwithanelectricmotorandabatterythatisre-chargedwithgridelectricity.Theall-elec-tricvehiclesavailableonthemarkethavearangeofover100kmandmorethanmeettypicalurbantravelneeds.TheyoperatewithoutemittinganygreenhousegasGHGemissions.AnexampleistheNissanLeaf.Extended-rangeelectricvehiclesareequippedwithanelectricmotorandabat-terythatischargedfromtheelectricitygrid.Howeverwhenthebatterylevelislowagasgeneratorproduceselectricitywhichgivesthevehiclearangesimilartothatofastandardvehicle.Withafullychargedbatterythistypeofvehiclecangoaround50kmwithoutusinggasoremittingGHGemissions.Sincethevastmajorityofdailytripsarelessthanthisdistanceextended-rangeelectricvehiclescanbeusedwithminimalGHGemissions.AnexampleistheChevyVolt.Plug-inhybridvehiclesareequippedwithanelectricmotorandagasolineen-ginethatarecombineddependingonthevehiclesspeedandacceleration.Theyaredifferentthanhybridvehiclesbe-causetheyhaveabatterythatcanstoremoreelectricityandberechargedfromtheelectricitygrid.Thismakesitpossi-bleforplug-inhybridstogomanykilo-meterswithoutanygas.Anexampleisaplug-inToyotaPrius.TheQuebecandOntarioincentivepro-gramsareopentoindividualsbusinessesnon-governmentorganizationsandnon-protgroupsaswellasmunicipalities.Leasedve-hiclesareeligible.LatelastyearCanadapassedthemilestoneof10000EVspurchasedinCanada.Quebecwasinthelead.Withone-quarterofCanadaspopulationlabelleprovinceboughthalfofthecountryselectricvehicleslastyear.TheleadingEVsoldinCanadaandtheU.S.in2014wastheNissanLeaf.GovernmentincentivespromotemovetoEVsThisamazingnewcarfeaturedinthemovieMissionImpossible3issophisticatedandalluringwithamazingroadhandling.Itsalsoahybridattheleadingedgeofawholenewgenerationofnewtechvehicles.BMWofferedthispairingofitshybridplug-ini8whichitcallstheworldsmostprogressivesportscarwithabamboosupportedcarportandsolarchargingpanels-theultimateinmodernsustainability.Thecaralonestartsat145000USsoitisnotforeveryonebutitisfreetolookat. TuesdayFebruary3201515BridgestoneBlizzakMichelinX-IceNokianR2TIRENORTHLTD.917MacKenzieHwySS22HayRiverNTX0E0R8Callusat867874-2686GREATSAVINGSONALLTIRESTHATHAVEBEENTAKENOFFBRANDNEWTRUCKS-BUTHAVENEVEREVENSEENTHEROADTAKEOFFEHGreatWhiteNorthTHEMOTORTRENDmagazineandwebsitebenchmarkTruckoftheYeardesig-nationisusuallyawardedforcreativedesignpowerfulyetefcientenginesorsomeotherinnovationbutthisyeartheprestigiousbench-markawardwasbestowedontheChevroletColoradoamid-sizedtruckchosenforitssimplicityandpurityaccordingtoaMotorTrendspokesman.Ontheirwebsitetheysayitiswell-designedandthoughtfullyengineered.Itsonlycompetitorsinthemid-rangetruckclassabandonedbybothFordandDodgearetheToyotaTacomaandNissanFrontierandtheColoradodominatedthetwoJapa-neserivalsinalloftheevaluationclasses.Itcancomewithafourorsix-cylindermotor.Thesix-cylinderisratedtotow7000lbsandhasacombinedcityhighwaymile-ageofabout30mpg.Availablesafetyfeaturesincludecamera-dependentforwardcollisionalertandlane-departurewarningsystems.Backupcamerasarestandardforallmodels.ItalsofeaturesGMsnew3Grollingwihotspottechnologyallowingittoconnecttotheinternet.Meanwhilethebiggerplayersinthehighlycompetitivepick-uptruckmarketsegmentcontinuetodukeitoutwiththethreeNorthAmericangiantautomanufacturersinthelead.DodgeRamwontheTruckoftheYearawardtheprevioustwoyearsinarowtherstevertoreceivethehonoursconcur-rentlybecauseitintroducedtheEcoDie-selenginewithits9200lbpayloadandanindustryleading25mpgcombined.DodgeclaimsthisyeartohaveshavedabitmoreoffthemileageofthatsameRam1500die-selaccomplishedbyeliminatingthetrailerhitchandtweakingtheweightinotherways.Thatisagoodlessonforthosewhodrivearoundwithanunnecessaryloadintheirtruckbedwastingfuel.Fordwonthehonourthreeyearsagowhenitintroduceditspowerfulturbochargedsix-cylinderEco-Boostengine.Itcantowover11000lbsyetisratedat20mpgcombined.ThisyearFordintroducedasmallerversionofthatturbo-chargedsix-cylindercapableoftowing8500lbs.WithitslighteraluminumchassisnowstandardonallnewFordpick-upsitwillbeveryclosetotheDodgeRamdieselinfueleconomy.Sincedieselismorecostlythangasolinetherewillbelittletodifferentiatethetwointermsofcostoverthelifeofthevehicle.Infactbothhavesmoothrideswonderfulin-teriorsandasmanyfeaturesandgadgetsasyouwouldwant.ChevSilveradoandGMtrucksaresimilarlyrobust.Sofartheyhavestayedwithnaturallyaspiratedgasolinepoweredmotorsalthoughtherearerumoursadieselisonitswayandthesmalleight-cylinderissimilarlymiserlyongasandcanpullover11000lbs.OtherplayersinthelighttrucksegmentareToyotawithitsTundraandtheNissanFrontier.ToyotaredesignedtheTundralastyearandisnowcompetitiveinperformanceandratingswiththeNorthAmericantrucksplushasthatrenownedToyotaqualitybuildsoitisbecomingaseriouscompetitor.Nis-sanisintroducingalargeCumminsdieselinitsTitandueoutsoonawelcomeaddi-tiontoanyonewantingaheavyhaulerinasmallerpackage.Northernerslovetheirtrucksandtherearemanygreatoptionstochoosefrom.ThatisunlessyouwantasmallertruckwithgreatfeaturesandthenatleastaccordingtoMotorTrendtheColoradoistheonetobuy.SmallishbutstylishChevColoradoTruckoftheYearSmallinstaturebutbiginstyleandfeaturestheChevyColoradohasbeenselectedtheMotorTrendTruckoftheYear. 16TuesdayFebruary32015atYELLOWKNIFEMOTORSITS2015ChevroletTraverseAWDMSRP...................................................43179SAVE.....................................................3184CASHSALEPRICE399950FINANCINGOR0.9LEASE8-passengerheatedseatsremotestartback-upcameratrailertowingplusmuchmore.2015GMCTerrainSLE2AWDMSRP...................................................36184SAVE.....................................................2189CASHSALEPRICE339950FINANCINGFOR72MONTHSHeatedseatsremotestartback-upcameraplusmuchmore.2015ChevroletCruzeLTLEASEAT0FOR36MONTHSONLY108BI-WEEKLYORFINANCEAT0FOR72MONTHSONLY129BI-WEEKLYTRUCKMONTHTHEMOSTDEPENDABLEJUSTBECAMETHEMOSTATTAINABLE1000CANADIANFORCESCREDIT0LEASERATEPAYMENTSONLY197BI-WEEKLYMSRP...................42799Discount..............10000Saleprice32799ORNOWUPTO10000INCREDITS0FINANCINGRATESAND0LEASERATEWEMAKETHEFIRST2PAYMENTSOnStarAND5YEARSRemoteLinkPLUSPLUSPLUSPLUS0PAYMENTSONLY279BI-WEEKLY0LEASERATEPAYMENTSONLY275BI-WEEKLY2015ChevroletSilverado15004x4PLUS0PAYMENTSONLY199BI-WEEKLYOR5.3LV8LTtiressidestepsmudapstowpackagesprayinlinernicelyequipped.2015GMCSierra15004x4MSRP....................55234Discount...............10000Saleprice45234AllTerrainedition5.3LV8heatedbucketseats20wheelsallterraintires4GwifhotspotspraylinerLEDboxlightsandmuchmore. TuesdayFebruary3201517NORTHERNERSCANADIANRANGERSFortSmithRangerstaketothelandforwintertrainingByDALICARMICHAELYoudbehard-pressedtondagroupofpeoplewhoknowthe300-kmradiusaroundFortSmithbetterthantheCanadianRang-erswhotrainthere.Twiceayeartheunitcomestogetherfor10daystoconductwinterandsummertrainingsessions.OverthelasttwoweeksofJanuarytheyexploredthelandaroundthemwhilebrushingupontheirwintersurvivalskillswithaseriesofType1militaryexercisesledbyvisitingofcialsfromYellowknife.TheroleoftheCanadianRangeristopro-videmilitarypresenceinpartsofCanadawheretheresnomilitarypeopleanditsnotfeasibletohavemilitarypeoplebecauseofcostssaidWarrantOfcerWoodyKeepingoneofthetrainers.TheyreoureyesearsandvoiceoftheNorth.ThatswhyitsimportanttokeepthemsharpandupdatedonmilitarypracticesKeepingsaid.ForthersthalfoftheirsessiontheunitspentfourdaysandthreenightsmaneuveringaroundDonovanLakebysnowmobileajour-neythatsjustover40kmfromtown.Everyyeartheylearninanewdestination.Onthelandiswherewepracticenaviga-tionKeepingsaid.Wealsodocommuni-cationmilitarydrillsbriengsonmilitaryrankstructuresenvironmentalissuesandrstaid.Thisyeartheyalsolearnedhowtobuildanairplanerunwayonthefrozenlakerstpack-ingthesnowwiththeirvehiclesthenliningthenewlyformedice-roadwithheadlights.WhileoutintheremoteregiontheRangersspenttheirnightsintentsheatedbyportablewoodstoves.Thisyeartheysaidtheywereluckytohaveaveragetemperaturesaround-12degreesCelsius.ForfoodtheteamwasgivenindividualmealpackstoboilinbagsanutritiousifnottotallyappetizingmealKeepingsaid.TheRangersworemilitary-gradeparkasandwindpantsalongwiththeirtraditionalgarbofredhoodedsweatshirtsandprintedcamouflagepantswhileoutonthelandthoughtheywereallowedtodressincivil-iansnowpantstokeepoutthecold.WecantbringeverythingouttothemsaidKeepingnotingthatoneoftherequire-mentstosignupfortheCanadianRangersisowningasnowmobile.CouldyouimagineifwehadtoyabunchofskidoosuphereWecouldntdoit.BecauseofthosehightransportationcostsCanadianRangersaretheonlymilitaryclassallowedtokeeptheirgunsintheirhomes.TheykeepthoseriesathomeinalockedsafewithatriggerlockandeverythingKeep-ingsaid.WevegotRangersalloverCanada.Ifwedidntletthemtakethemhomeeverytimewedgotherewedhavetotakeabunchofries.Partoftheirtrainingisshootingthosegunspractisingtheirmarksmanshipatalocalringrange.GenerationsofNorthern-ershavebeenusingthewoodenbolt-action.303Lee-EneldriesbutthiswasoneofthelastwintersessionsthatweaponwillbeusedbyRangers.StartingthisyeartheCanadianForcesareexpectedtobegintest-ingoutnewriesandby2019all.303sarescheduledtobereplaced.InaceremonyheldJan.29allwhotookpartinthetrainingactivitieswerecertiedinamilitaryceremonyandthesharpestofshooterswereawardedfortheirskills.Theteamwassmallthisyearwithabout18membersonpaperandabouthalfpresentforthesession.WhenthetrainingofcersarentintownSgt.BrendaJohnsonleadstheunitinmonthlytacticalexercisesequipmentconditioningandType2patroltraining.Wepickspotsthatwerenotsureaboutandourjobistoseeifwecangettheretobeginwithandwhataccessrouteswecanusedif-ferenttimesoftheyearshesaid.JohnsonwhohasbeenaRangerforovertwodecadessaidherunitislikeatoughlittlefamily.Ifyouenjoytheoutdoorsandyouenjoydoingtheworkstuffitsnotsomuchajobitsmoreapastimeshesaid.Idontnditthathard.PhotosPaulBannisterDaliCarmichaelFortSmithCanadianRangersfollowingtheirmedalceremonyJan.29.InthefrontrowstandsCpl.BruceMcArthurleftMCpl.AshleighStokesJanieHobartSgt.BrendaJohnsonandMCpl.AlexDarroch.InthebackrowisWarrantOfcerWoodyKeepingleftRgr.JackBourkeMCpl.CharlesDesjarlaisRgr.HardyFreundRgr.CheyeannePauletteandCpl.TerrenceCampbell.Rgr.HardyFreundtakeshomeapatchforbeingthesharpestrieshooterintheunit.Sgt.BrendaJohnsonaCanadianRangerforovertwodecadesistheleaderoftheFortSmithunit.Sgt.BrendaJohnsonleftRgr.JackBourquespecialguestJanieHobartandvisitingtrainerfromYellowknifeMCpl.AlexDarrochparticipateinacertificationceremonyattheFortSmithArmouryJan.29.EachRangerwhotookpartinthisyearswintertrainingreceivedcreditfortheirparticipation. 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EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICESTuesdayFebruary320151912345TrailersCostLessinDavidson1-877-213-8008DavidsonSKwww.fasttoysforboys.comNORJ.CA MadonnaHousemissionhomendsnewlifeashostel20TuesdayFebruary32015INDUSTRYHOSPITALITYReadallaboutitThreequartersofCanadians73innon-urbancentresreadacommunitynewspaperaccordingtothe2013studyConnectingtoCanadianswithCommunityNewspapers.ThesurveywasmanagedbyTotumResearchonbehalfoftheCanadianCommunityNewspapersAssociationCCNAwiththenancialsupportoftheGovernmentofCanadathroughtheCanadaPeriodicalFundoftheDepartmentofCanadianHeritage.TelephoneinterviewswereconductedfromJanuarytoApril2013innon-urbancentresinveprovinces.Thestudywasdesignedtomeasurereadershipofcommunitynewspapersinnon-urbancentresacrossCanadaandexaminedreasonsforreadingcommunitynewspapers.Atotalof1000telephoneinterviewswereconductedwithadultsaged18orolderthatlivedinareaswithpopulationlessthan100000servedbycommunitynewspapers.FiveregionswereselectedABSKMBNorthernONNSand200interviewswereconductedwithineach.Theresponserateofthestudywas43.2.95saidtheirreasonforreadingcommunitynewspaperswasforLocalNewsorLocalEvents76arereadingfortheAdvertisingortheFlyersInserts72arelookingforClassifedAdsRealEstateorEmploymentads60readfortheEditorialThesteadyreadershipsuggeststhatcommunitynewspaperscontinuetohavestrongreadershipintodaysnewmedialandscape.Communitynewspaperscontinuetoremainrelevanttolocalresidentsfornewsinformationandadvertising.CommunitynewspaperreadershipremainsstrongByDALICARMICHAELForonly85anighttouristsvisitingFortSmithcanstayinabuildingrifewiththecommunitysmodernhistory.Asoflastweekendtheinconspicuousbuild-ingblockedbytreesatthecornerofMcDou-galandKing-knowntolocalsasMadonnaHouse-hasnallyopenedupastheareasonlyhostelunderthenameAuroraGuestHousemanagedbyJanieHobart.SomeguestswerealreadystayinginthefacilityascitizenstouredthroughitduringanopenhouseSaturday.Intotalthehostelhas17roomssomewithtwosinglebedssomewithadoubleoraqueenandoneafullsuite.Eachroomisequippedwithaminifridgeandasink.Bathroomsaresharedbetweentheguestswithwomenonthetopoorandmenonthebottom.Hobartrealizesthismightbeaninconvenienceforsomeandprovidesrobestoeachguesttoavoidanyembarrassinglate-nightrun-ins.Eachmorningacontinentalbreakfastisservedinonethehostelstwoconferenceroomsbothnamedinhonourofsomeas-pectofthebuildingshistory.OnthetopflooristheChapelRoomharkeningbacktothe1950swhentheCatholicchurchopenedthefacilities.Brothersofthechurchinhab-itedthespacethenagroupoflaymenwhofixedupthecathedralwheneveritneededfixingandwhofarmedandpickedpota-toesfromthefieldthatusedtoexistbehindtheresidence.OnthebottomooristheWALPconfer-enceroomdedicatedtotheWesternArcticLeadershipProgramthatoncebroughttopstudentsfromacrosstheNWTtoFortSmithforhighschoolandgavethemachancetoenhancetheirleadershipcapabilitieswiththesupportoflocalknowledgekeepers.HobarthasaparticularattachmenttothisroomherlatehusbandLawrieHo-bartwasoneofthefirstcoordinatorsoftheprogram.MykidsandmyhusbandspenthoursinhereattimessowedohaveaconnectiontothisbuildingHobartsaid.MykidsarequiteexcitedbecauseourcompanyiscalledHobartandMom-mykidsarepartofmycompanysotheyreexcitedthatweredoingthisprojecthere.MostrecentlytheAurorahousedamedi-calclinicontheupperlevelwhilethetownsnewhealthcarefacilitywasbeingbuiltwhichisnthardtoimaginewhenlookingatthewhitewalls.ButspendaminutetalkingtoHobartandherenthusiasmforhernewestendeavourwarmstheplacerightupnotonlybecauseofherpersonalattachmenttoitbutalsobecauseofitspotentialbenetsforthecommunity.Wehaveadesperateneedforshort-termhousingshesaidputtingonherChamberofCommercepresidentshat.ImafirmbelieverthatwhilegovernmentisthemaineconomicdriverinthecommunitytheonlywayourcommunityisgoingtogrowisifwetryanddiversifyoureconomyandIbelievethattourismisoneway.HobartistheownerofanotherbedandbreakfastinFortSmith.InnTriallaireislo-catedonPortageAve.PhotoDaliCarmichaelAuroraGuestHousemanagerJanieHobarthastransformedoneofFortSmithslandmarkbuildingsthehistoricMadonnaHousemissionhomeintotheregionsonlyhostelperfectfortravelersandvisitingworkerswhowanttosavesomecashonaccommodations. NewseasonwebsiteraiseproleofDeneAJourneySixnewepisodesofNorthern-madeTVseriescominglaterthisyearTuesdayFebruary3201521ARTSCULTURETELEVISIONJunonominationsshinelightonNorthernmusiciansLeelaGildayTanyaTagaqupforAboriginalAlbumoftheYearByMEAGANWOHLBERGAnewwebsiteboastingbeautifulbehindthescenesfootageeldersstoriesindigenouslanguageandinformationonthepeopleandplacesoftheNWTmightaccomplishmorethansimplypromotingthehitNorthernTVshowDeneAJourney.ItcouldmakeitpartofagreatermovementsayswriterdirectorandproducerAmosScott.DeneAJourneyasabrandormovementissomethingthathasthepotentialtobe-comemorethanaTVshowsaidScottwholaunchedtheshowsinnovativenewwebsitelastweekinpreparationforthepremiereoftheshowssecondseasonthisyearonAPTN.UltimatelythatstheendgoalrightTheTVshowisfuntodoandfuntowatchbuttheendgoalistohavepeopletaketheinitia-tivewithintheirdailylivestoreconnecttothelandandseewhatkindofvaluethathasfortheirpersonallives.DeneAJourneywhichdebutedonAPTNin2012isadocumentaryseriesthattellsthestoryofyoungurbanindigenouspeopleonatrektoreconnectwiththeircultureandultimatelythemselves.AsthefirstmajorTVproductionbyScottaformervideojournalistforAPTNtheideawasatonceaccomplishableandpersonal.FormereconnectingwithculturewasadesireofmypeersandIwhenweweregrow-ingupandnotfeelingconnectedorhavingthoseopportunitiessharedScottwhoevenhadthecamerasippedonhimforoneepi-sodeoftherstseason.AsIgotthoseopportunitiesthroughworkandthroughjustgoingoutonthelandwithpeopleIstartedtoseethevalueinitandeventuallyasitbecamemyjobtositdownandcreateaTVshowknowingthiscommonde-sireamongmypeersandotheryoungpeopleIfeltlikeitwassomethingthatwouldcon-nectwithpeopleandthatIcouldmanage.Thoughthewebsitecurrentlyonlyfeaturestrailersfortwooftheseasonssixepisodes-abelugahuntofftheArcticCoastwithactorRenelttaArlukandahuntingtripintheSahtuwithEugeneBoulanger-workiswrappingupontheremainingfourwhichareexpectedtobedonebyMarch.ThenewepisodesfollowKristenTanchebacktoFortSimpsonwheresheattendstheDehchoassemblyforthersttimeasayouthdelegatewhileJenRedversheadstotheEastArmofGreatSlaveLakeinsearchoftradi-tionalsites-onlytobeblockedbymassiveforestres.MusicianJayGildayheadstoDelineforthersttimesincehewasachildtogomoosehuntingontheBearRiverwithhisuncleandtheoryandpracticeuniteinanepisodefeaturingDr.GlenCoulthardapro-fessorattheUniversityofBritishColumbiaandmemberoftheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationwhoselatestbookRedSkinWhiteMasksadvocatesaland-basedapproachtodecolonization.ScottsaidtheimagesofCoulthardpairedwithvoice-overexcerptsfromhisbookmakeforapowerfuljuxtaposition.Someofhisteachingsblendreallywellwiththeland-basedimagerywehaveinDeneAJourneyhesaid.Itsreallycooltohearhimspeakinglikethatandthenalsohavethefootageconnecttoit.Scottsaidteasersandcharacterprolesfromthenewepisodeswillberevealedclosertotheseasonsairingdatelaterthisyear.HehasalsoampedupthesocialmediapresenceoftheshowinordertoboostitspopularityandreachanewaudienceandwasabletopromotetheshowduringNWTDayslastweekinOttawa.HesaidthewebsitecreatedbyEcstaticDesigninVancouveroffersadditionalvideophotoandwrittencontenttotheshowsview-ersthatcanpromotelanguageandeducateabouttheNorthmakingitapotentialhubforthefuturesharingofculturalknowledgeandempoweringstories.ItsnotjustmyshowIthinktheresbeenamovementwithintheyoungerindigenouscommunity-andourNortherncommunity-justtoreconnectwiththelandsothatkindofstoryisbecomingmorecommonScottre-ected.Thattomeisareallypositivething.Findtheshowonlineatwww.deneajour-ney.comARTSCULTUREMUSICByMEAGANWOHLBERG2014wasagreatyearforNorthernartistsiftheJunonominationsforAboriginalAlbumoftheYearareanyindication.NWTsinger-songwriterLeelaGildaywasnominatedfortheawardalongsidefriendcollaboratorandlastyearspostergirlforinnovativeCanadianmusicTanyaTagaqoriginallyofCambridgeBayNunavut.ThetwoareshortlistedalongsideCrystalShawandaTomsonHighwayandDiggingRoots-allartistsGildayconsidersfriendsandhighlydeservingoftheaccolades.ObviouslythecompetitionisverystiffthisyearGildaysaidwithalaughoverthephonefromOttawalastweekwhereshewasgettingreadytogivenumerousperformancesduringtheNWTDayscelebrationsovertheweekend.TagaqsAnimismwhichwonthe30000PolarisPrizeforbestCanadianalbumoftheyearlastfallisalsoupforAlternativeAlbumoftheYearwhileproducerJesseZubotisnominatedforProduceroftheYearforhisworkonthetracksCaribouandUja.GildaysaidjustbeingnominatedalongsideartistsofsuchahighcalibreisanhonourandagreatwaytopromoteherfourthstudioalbumHeartofthePeoplewhichcameoutlateintheyearandwasfearedtobeoverlooked.MyoverwhelmingfeelingisjustbeingveryhappyGildaysaidofthenomination.Justtogetrecognizedwithanominationhasalmostthesameeffectrightnowaswin-ning.PeoplearereallysittingupandtakingnoticewheremaybetheydidntbeforeandthatswhatImainlywantfrommyrecordIwantittobeheardbyaverybroadaudience.GildaywhowontheJunoforher2006albumSedzstandsrmlybesideherlatestalbumasherbestworktodate.NotonlywasittherstalbumshewasabletoorchestratefullyfromYellowknifeallowinghertoshowcaseanum-beroftalentedNorthernartistsbutitrepre-sentsapinnacleinhersongwritingcapabilities.MysongwritinghasreachedalevelwhereIfeelImreallycommunicatingwhatIwanttosaysuccinctlyandbeautifullyGildayshared.ItssomethingIvebeenworkinghardatfor15yearsbecauseIdidntstartoutsongwritingIwasasinger.Gildaywhodescribesthevocalsonthealbumashonestandrawyetwell-pro-ducedincorporatesDenedrummingandlanguageintosongsonHeartofthePeoplewhichcovertoughsubjectmatterlikeresi-dentialschoolsandmissingandmurderedindigenouswomen.ThesubjectmatterisveryveryimportanttomeandIfeellikeIreallydidthestoriesjusticewiththisrecordshesaid.GildaysaidthecategoryforAboriginalAlbumoftheYearhasbecomehighlycom-petitiveoverthelastdecadewhichisates-tamenttothedevelopmentoftheAboriginalmusicindustryandthehardworkofartistslikeTagaqwhowasalsonamedArtistoftheYearbytheGlobeandMail.2014wasreallyTanyasyearGildaysaid.Allofthewell-deservedaccoladesshesgot-tenshesingle-handedlyhasraisedtheproleofNorthernmusicparticularlyInuitmusic.IthinkIhavebenettedfromthatinsomewayanddenitelyinmycareerIvetriedtotrail-blazeforotherNorthernmusiciansaswell.IvealwayssaidImveryveryproudtorepresenttheNorthandthattherearesomanyamazingmusiciansuphere.SoperhapstheresaturningofthetideandaturningoftheattentionofthemainstreammoretowardsNorthernmusic.Imnotsure-Ithinkitre-mainstobeseen.TagaqwhowasontourwithheralbumlastweekintheU.S.sentoutherthanksforthenominationoversocialmedia.ImtrappedinMaineinstormJunoandfoundoutAnimismisupforthreeJunosinCanadaYayThanksforthenominationsshewroteonFacebook.Nomineesfor2014AboriginalAlbumoftheYearHeartofthePeoplebyLeelaGildayAnimismbyTanyaTagaqTheWholeWorldsGottheBluesbyCrystalShawandaThePostMistressbyTomsonHighwayForTheLightbyDiggingRootsPhotosAmosScottPhotoMeganDeLaireRenelttaArlukandEugeneBoulangerstarinthesecondseasonofAPTNsDeneAJourneyaNWT-producedTVdocumentaryshowproflingindigenousculturalresurgence.LeelaGildayperformsatNWTDays. 22TuesdayFebruary32015ENVIRONMENTWASTEREDUCTIONNorthwestTerritoriesMtisNationCommunityFieldWorker-FortSmithNTTheNorthwestTerritoryMtisNationisseekingadynamicself-motivatedindividualtoprovidelocalsupportinareasrelatedtoenvironmentlicensesandresources.TheCommunityFieldworkerwillworkundertheauthorityoftheNWTMNPresidentFortSmithMtisCouncilPresidentandtheExecutiveDirectoroftheNWTMN.Thesuccessfulcandidatemustbeabletoworkinateamenvironmentmeetstrictdeadlinesfacilitatemeetingshavegoodorganizationalverbalandwrittencommunicationskillsandexhibitprofes-sionalismintegrityandtactindealingwiththeCommunity.Ahighschooldiplomaisarequirementwithexperienceinprogramadministration.EnvironmentandNaturalResourcesDiplomawouldbeanasset.PriorityconsiderationwillbegiventobeneciariesoftheNWTMNprocess.Salaryiscurrentlyunderreview.DeadlineforapplicationsisFebruary202015.SendresumestoHumanResourceManagerNorthwestTerritoryMtisNationBox720FortSmithNTX0E0P0Ph867872-2770Fax867872-2772EnquirescanbemadetoEarlJacobsonExecutiveDirectorNWTMNFortSmithNTPhone867-872-2770ext23Emailexecassist.nwtmnnorthwestel.netOnlyapplicantsselectedforaninterviewwillbecontacted.GreengroupfarmersteamupforcompostingprojectProjectwillreducewasteinHayRiverlandllby67percentByDALICARMICHAELEversinceKimRapatimovedtoHayRiverseveralyearsagooneofhermaingoalshasbeentokickstartacompostinginitiativeforoneofthelargestcommunitiesintheterri-torydivertingwasteawayfromitsever-in-creasinglandll.NowtheEcologyNorthteammembersdreamisabouttocometrueassheandherpartnersatChoiceNorthPoultryFarmspre-paretoembarkonacompostingpilotproj-ectthatwillmixchickenmanurewithwastepaperandturnaprot.InapresentationgivenJan.28RapatipresentedEcologyNorthsplantothetownandinvitedHayRiverresidentstotakepartintheinitiativefundedbyEnvironmentandNaturalResourceswastereductionandre-cyclinginitiative.RightnowChoiceNorthisworkingongettinganotherlittleplotoflandrightneartheircurrentdumpsitewherewecouldstartfreshandmakethecompostfacilitiesRapatisaidinaninterviewwithTheJournal.Theyreverysimplecompostfacilities.Whatwevepresentedisopenwindrowcompost-ingwhichisthesameaswhatshappeninginYellowknife.Thenewplotislocatedabout25kmeastoftown.ItstherethatChoiceNorth-thepropri-etorofPolarEgg-willtransportthemanurefromtheirapproximately118000chickensandolddumpsitestobecombinedwithtonnesofpaperandwoodwastefromthecommunity.Thecombinationofthenitrogen-richorganicwasteandthecarbon-basedpapermakesfortheperfectcompostingrecipe.WhenyouresettingupacompostpilewhatyouredoingismakingareallygreatenvironmentformicroorganismstobreakdownmaterialsRapatisaid.Thetwomainingredientsthemicroorganismsneedthemostarenitrogenandcarbon.Thenitro-genisactuallywhatthelittleorganismsneedtoproduceproteinmoleculessotheyusethatforlikegrowinganddoingwhattheyhavetodo.Thecarbonisneededfortheenergy.OncetheprojectgetsgoingRapatiesti-matesitwilltaketwoseasonstocreateacompostthatChoiceNorthcanselltofarmersandgardenersacrosstheNWToneseasontoheatandsterilizetheconcoctionandan-othertocureit.WhenyoudriveuptothecompostfacilityitllbeabigopenspaceRapatisaid.Wellhaveanelectricfenceandquonsethutkindofthingastorageareathatwillbeforthemanureandthepaperandwoodwaste.Itllbekindofamixingstationthere.Thelongwindrowsofmaterialwillbeturnedandwateredafewtimesduringthesummerseasonusingloadersandacompostturnergettingveryhot-upto70degreesCelsius.WhentheyrenishedandtheyvegonethroughthewholecompostingprocesstheyllbescreenedandprobablybaggedandreadyforsaleRapatisaid.Thewholeprocesswilluseabout3420tonnesofmanure2800tonnesofpaperand500tonnesofwoodperyearresultinginabout3400metres-cubedofuseablecompost.WiththissysteminplaceRapatiexpectstodivertabout14000metres-cubedfromthetownslandllannuallyorabout67percentofitsvolume.AcommunityofcircumpolarfarmersRapatispentthelastyearresearchingcompostinginitiativesaroundthecircum-polarworldfromGreenlandtoYukon.Ulti-matelyshefoundthatthemorecommunitiesworkedtotheirstrengthsandresourcesthemoresuccesstheirinitiativessaw.ThisledtotheinclusionofChoiceNorthinherpilotprojectandtherestishistory.ImjustexcitedtoseesomethingwevebeentalkingaboutforalongtimetakingshapesaidKevinWallingtonsalesandmarketingmanagerforChoiceNorth.Wereallyfeeltheresaresponsibilityonourparttoensurethatweredoingeverythingwecantoberesponsiblewiththewastestreamsthatarecomingoutofouroperations.InadditiontoresponsiblydealingwiththeirwasteWallingtonandRapatibothlookforwardtohelpingoutotheragricul-turaloperationsrunningabovethe60thparallel.Itsalongjourneywhenyouaredeal-ingwithlandissuesintheNWTespeciallywhereagricultureisconcernedWallingtonsaid.Werehopingthatwecanbeencour-agingotherregionsoftheNWTtopursuesomeoftheirownendeavours.TheressomanyopportunitiesintheNorthandwethinkthatbybeingabletoprovidethiscompostedmanureitsabigstepforas-sistingcommunitiesthatarewantingtodosomegrowinganddonthavetheca-pacitytodoso.PhotocourtesyofKimRapatiKevinWallingtonofChoiceNorthPoultryFarmschecksouttheplotoflandjustoutsideofHayRiverwherehiscompanyandEcologyNorthhopetopartnerupandchurnpaperwoodandpoultrymanureintovaluablecomp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TuesdayFebruary3201523SPORTSRECREATIONARCTICWINTERGAMESInuvikSouthSlavestepupforlastchancetoimpressArcticWinterGamescouncilByDALICARMICHAELCommunitiesintheBeaufortDeltaandSouthSlaveregionsoftheNWTgaveittheiralllastweekworkingtowinoveragroupofjudgesassignedwiththetaskofdetermin-ingwhowillholdthe2018ArcticWinterGamesAWGs.ThetownofInuvikandtheSouthSlavepartnersonFortSmithandHayRivereachtookturnshostingthevemembersoftheAWGInternationalCommitteeusingtheirlimitedtimetohighlighttheoutstandingel-ementsofeachregion.Organizingpartiesfromeachareasubmit-tedbidstothecommitteelatelastyearlistingtheexistinginfrastructureandinvestmentstheyarewillingtomakeforthegames.Lastweekstourservedasthenalopportunityforthosegroupstodazzlethejudgeswiththecharmsoftheircommunitiesandtheirreadinessforthegames.ItsonethingtowriteitdownonpaperanothertoseewhatitactuallylookslikesaidJanieHobartoneofthebidorganizersfortheSouthSlave.WhilesomecitizensmightbewaryofthepotentialcostsaninternationalcompetitionliketheAWGscouldforceacommunitytoincurintheendHobartsteamandtheircounterpartsintheNorthunderstandtheimplicitvalueoftheevent.Myfeelingisthatyestheydocostmoneybutalotofthatmoneygoestolegacyproj-ectsthatcanbeusedlateronHobartsaid.IfweweretohaveapermanentsnowboardparkwouldntthatbegreatfortheyouthAndifyougivethemvolunteertraininginsecurityorifyoureadriverorifyoureamedicalpersonorifyoureafoodpersonitmeansthatyourebuildingcapacitywithinyourcommunityandyoucandootherthingstobringmoremoneyin.Thejudgeshavetoconsidermanylogis-ticswhenmakingtheirdecision.Theyneedtopickthecommunitythatbesttstheneedsofthegamestakingintoaccountthenecessaryaccommodationsforthousandsofathletesandtheirmissionstafffacili-tiesforVIPmediaandculturalactivitieshealthcareandfoodfacilitiestraveldis-tancesbetweeneventsandhousingandnallycommunityspirit.AllofthesethingscomeintoplayanditsnotasinglethingthatmakesadifferencesaidAWGcouncilpresidentJohnRodda.Itsacollectiveplanthathelpsusidentifywherewethinktheathleteswillhavethegreatestsuccess.Itsneveraboutonecommunityver-susanotherandthatsalwayshardbecausewhenyoureevaluatingmorethanonesome-bodysgoingtogetitandsomebodyisnt.Wetrytodoitveryimpartiallywetrytotalktoallthepeoplewewantalltheinputpossible-wewanttoseewhatyouhavetooffer.Whatweseewehopethengoestowardswhattheathletesget.ThecommitteestartedtheirevaluationsinInuvikonJan.28wheretheyspentadayandahalfexaminingthelocalfacilities.AfterabriefstopinYellowknifetheyjour-neyedsouthtoFortSmithwheretheytookinacommunitylunchatJosephBurrTyr-rellElementarySchoolamidinfrastructuretoursonJan.29.Thateveningtheywrappeduptheireval-uationsattheHayRiverarenawherethecommitteewasmetwithrevellersatatown-widepeprally.ItsafunprocessbothcommunitieshavedoneafabulousjobRoddasaid.Nowthatthetoursareoveritstimeforhimandhisfellowevaluatorstogetdowntobusiness.Everybodydeservestoputtheirbestfootforwardandwewantthemtodothathesaid.Whenitsallsaidanddoneitsourjobtosaywethinkthismakesthebestsenseforallthesereasonsbecausewehavetojustifyit.TheAWGInternationalCommitteeisex-pectedtohavetheirdecisionmadebytheendofMarch.Untilthenallthebiddersandtheirsupporterscandoiswait.PhotosMarilynMarshallDaliCarmichaelDeclanMunroleftandConnorIvankoMcKaycompeteinHayRiverssnowshoeracebeforeheadingtothebigArcticWinterGamespeprallyintheDonStewartRecreationCentre.EddieSmithleftandSteveCampbellemceetheHayRiverArcticWinterGamespeprallyinsomenot-so-traditionalgarbonJan.29.ChildrenfromFortSmithsJosephBurrTyrrellElementarySchoolprovideentertainmentforagymfullofcommunitymembersandtheArcticWinterGamesinternationalcommittee.FortSmithGrade6jiggersCassidyGerouxleftKieronClementandMadisonFrancoisshowofftheirskillsdemonstratingthetypesofculturalcomponentstheSouthSlaveplanstohighlightatthe2018ArcticWinterGamesshouldtheywinthehostingrights. 24TuesdayFebruary32015TheYearEndSelldownContinuesThe2015sareheresothe2014sgottagoKinglandFordSalesLtd.922MackenzieHighwayHayRiverNTPhone867-874-7700.TollFree1-800-661-0716.Fax867-874-7716Emailsaleskinglandford.comwww.kinglandford.comwww.kinglandsaleshr.comTinaMelvinSalesLeasingCallTinatodayforPre-approval1-800-661-0716AtKinglandFordofHayRiverYougetGreatDeals...GreatService...EVERYDAY2014F150SuperCabXLT4x4Startingat28533plusGSTor21872MonthsBi-Weekly5.29plusGST2014F150SuperCrewXLT4x4Startingat34991plusGSTor22872MonthsBi-Weekly0plusGST2014FordEscapeSE4WDStartingat29990plusGSTor22972MonthsBi-Weekly5.59plusGST2014FordFiestaSESedanStartingat16890plusGSTor13572MonthsBi-Weekly6.59plusGSTWewillnotbeundersoldNoreasonableofferrefusedTopdollarforyourtradeinDiscountsashighas15000onselectmodels7tochoosefrom13tochoosefrom2tochoosefromLastone2014FordFocusSESedanStartingat22950plusGSTor15072MonthsBi-Weekly0plusGST7tochoosefrom