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New parks super has been there and back again Jonah Mitchell the man over- seeingallthe nationalparksin the NWT has a long and sto- ried history with Fort Smith. See page 6. Vancouver Aquarium speaks out for belugas The Vancouver Aquarium is working to promote the effects of climate change on thenorthernecosystemamong southern Canadians. See page 19. STUDENTS ON ICE A Fort Smith teen captured his trip to the High Arctic in pictures. See page 13. Fort Smith exercise program recognized Elders in Motion which helps seniorsgetoutandgetmoving was recognized at an annual conference in Yellowknife. See page 15. Northern Alberta gains a voice in Notley cabinet Lesser Slave Lake MLA was named minister for munici- pal affairs in a late-October cabinet shufe. See page 7. V IS IT W W W .N O R J.C A A national award winning independent newspaper serving northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories since 1977 1.00 November 4 2015 Vol. 39 No. 27 By CRAIG GILBERT Election season rolls on in the Northwest Territories with the writ nally in the wind and candidates out on the hustings. Following the Oct. 30 nomina- tion deadline 60 candidates had thrown their proverbial hats in the ring across the NWTs 19 ridings. The prevailing storyline in the lead-up to the Nov. 23 so far has had more to do with the criminal justice system than politics as Mi- chael Nadli announced he would run again despite serving prison time for spousal assault see related story page 7. Nadli will now turn his focus to his three opponents Ronald Bon- netrouge Lyle Fabian and Greg- ory Nyuli. No acclamation for premier this year He may have a near ear in Ot- tawa now but returning to the local legislature wont be a cake- walk for Premier Bob McLeod in Yellowknife South this time around as two other contenders Samuel Roland and Nigitstil Norbert and have come out of the woodwork to ensure he does not run uncontested as he did in 2011. The deputy premier on the other hand is the only sure bet to return tothe18thAssemblyasJacksonLaf- ferty has been acclaimed in Monfwi. Heads-up battles AnumberofincumbentMLAswill lock horns in one-on-one battle in- cluding Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy who will face off with GNWT facility plan- ning consultant Chris Clarke in Great Slave Lake. FormerArcticWinterGamescom- petitorJimmyKalinekhopestohigh- kick incumbent Robert C. McLeod whoservedasministeroflandsmu- nicipal and community affairs and minister responsible for the NWT HousingCorp.inthe17thAssembly out of his Inuvik-Twin Lakes seat. In Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh incum- bent and minister of transporta- tion public works and human re- sources Tom Beaulieu is running against Richard Edjericon chair of the Mackenzie Valley Environmen- tal Impact Review Board. DavidRamsayministerofjustice andindustrytourismandinvestment willseeachallengeinKamLakefrom KieronTestartwhomostrecentlyran NWTMPMichaelMcLeodssuccess- fulfederalcampaignafterbowingto him during the Liberal the nomina- tion process. Among regular MLAs from the lastassemblyoutspokenRangeLake incumbent Daryl Dolynny will face Caroline Cochrane the CEO of the Centre for Northern Families while Desmond Loreen will challenge in- cumbentAlfredMosesinInuvikBoot Lake. Robert Hawkins has only one challenger in Yellowknife Centre in JulieGreenaformerCBCjournalist who has been fundraising for non- prots since 2012. Wide-open contests From there the fields become more crowded as larger groups of candidates square off in other NWT ridings none more than in Nahendeh where Kevin Menico- che has attracted six challengers. In Nunakput Speaker of the House Jackie Jacobsen will have to deal with a different kind of din as one of ve candidates in that riding as will the ve newcomers in Yellow- knife North. Therearefour-wayracesinSahtu wherecaucuschairNormanYakeleya retired and cleared the way for Paul AndrewYvonneDoolittleDanielMc- Neely and Judy Tutcho and Mack- enzie Delta where Frederick Blake Jr. is challenged by William Firth DavidKrutkoandNormanSnowshoe. There are three-way contests in both Hay River ridings. In Hay River North incumbent regular MLA Robert Bouchard is challenged by Karen Felker and Rockey Simpson while in Hay River South incumbent Jane Groenewe- genischallengedbyHayRiverMetis Nation president Wally Schumann and Brian Willows a former COO of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. In Thebacha where incumbent MLA and minister of nance and environment Michael Miltenberger is locked in a three-way race with former Fort Smith deputy mayor and lawyer Lou Sebert and small business owner Don Jaque pub- lisher of this newspaper. KeepaneyeontheNorthernJour- nal in the coming weeks as we en- deavour to bring you a deeper look into each of the 18 races. Sixty North of 60 Candidates come out of woodwork for territorial election PhotoCraigGilbert Zayha Mercredi Rayliene Wanderingspirit and Danica McDonald made the most of the Friday before Halloween at the Fort Smith Public Library. Join the fun on pages 10-11. 2 Wednesday November 4 2015 JUSTICE DISTRACTED DRIVING NEWS BRIEFS Allan Adam retains position as ACFN chief Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation ACFN Chief Allan Adam retained his leadership position following a band election last Friday. Adam dominated with 221 votes out- pacing runner up Greg Cowboy Marcels 85 votes. He also beat out Leslie Wiltzen and Julie Mercredi. Adam has held onto his position as chief since 2007 when he was rst elected. This time around he will be working with an entirely new council. Out of 15 candidates Terri Lynn Vil- lebrun Michele Voyageur Jonathan Bruno and Raymond Cardinal took the coveted spots. Girl leads Twitterverse on wild goose chase A Hay River teen had friends and concerned citizens up at armsacrosstheNorthwestTerritoriesaftertheRCMPmo- bilizedthemediawithamissingpersonreportOct.29.Ta- maraGrahamhadbeenreportedmissingbyherfamilythe day previous having not been seen since she left work Oct. 26. The problem Graham was not missing she had taken off on her own accord which she posted on her Facebook page when the news started to spread and friends began urging her to go home and call police. I will eventually she responded. Inmate medevaced from Fort Smith corrections dies A66year-oldinmatemedevacedfromtheRiverRidgeCor- rectional Centre in Fort Smith has died RCMP have con- rmed.Aftergoingintounpreventablemedicaldistressin a cell block an elderly man was treated at the local health authority before being transported to Edmonton the eve- ning of Oct. 16 for further care. He was later returned to the Fort Smith facility where he died Oct. 25. The death is beinginvestigatedbythecoroneroftheNWT.TheMedicine Hat Police Service is continuing an external investigation. 1-877-872-2216 50 Off 50 Off Children Between 2 and 12 years old New Child FareNew Child Fare Children between 2 and 12 years of age will receive a 50 discount off the adult base fare on all flights with NWAL. Northwestern Air Lease Ltd. announces a Children under age 2 will still fly free Effective November 1st www.nwal.ca BOOK YOUR NEXT FLIGHT ONLINE For Reservations please visit our website www.nwal.ca call our toll free number 1-877-872-2216 or call locally in Fort Smith at 872-2216. By CRAIG GILBERT Eight years after a teenager textingwhiledrivingchanged hislifeforeverJohnBodenmay have found a new road. At the end of October for thersttimesincethecollision with that 16 year-old left him an incomplete quadriplegic Boden spoke to groups of stu- dentsaboutthepotentialcon- sequencesofdistracteddriving. ThenativeofCamroseAlta. said his message seemed to hit home. The students didnt re- allyadmittousingacellphone while they are in their car but everyoneofusgotasensethat when we spoke they were fo- cused on every word we said Boden said. There were kids that almost looked like they had tears and were emotional about the situation. Boden made international headlines in August when he walkedoneofhisthreedaugh- tersdowntheaislewiththehelp ofawalker.Allthreeofhisgirls wereteenswhenhewasinjured and the idea of giving them awayunderhisownpowerin- spiredhisintensethrice-weekly rehabilitation sessions. We worked very hard to make sure I could he said. Though he can stand for short periods he has no feel- ingbelowthepointofhisinjury requiresaround-the-clockcare andforexampleneedssome- one else to wipe or scratch his nose.SpeakinginYellowknife and Hay River Boden asked thestudentstoputthemselves inhispositionimagininghow theirparentsandsiblingswould have to cope with it. He showed photos of his vehicle which was totalled in the collision and of him- self in the hospital. His wife Shaunaspokeaboutassisting him on the weekends. I spoke from the heart I didnt need to read any- thing Boden said. I walked them through it I was quite graphic. At the end I did a little demonstration of how I can stand. It shows them really how life changes and to show my personality Im outgoing and always very positive. I have a strong sense of humour and I use that in the presentation as well. In June 2014 the GNWT more than tripled the fine for distracted driving to 322 including a 15 per cent vic- tim surcharge. The Motor Vehicles Act has outlawed using handheld devices in- cluding phones and GPS navigators since 2012 458 people had been charged as of March 2014. Boden plans to return pos- sibly in June to speak in In- uvik and Norman Wells. He wants to put young people in the same position kids were a generation ago when they wereaskedtopolicetheirpar- ents into buckling up. Can you tell mom or dad canyoupleaseputyourphone down until we go that extra four or ve minutes Boden said. Years ago you used to havethekidssayingmomand dad put your seatbelts on. They were the driving force then and the cellphones are no different. Alberta man injured by distracted teen driver reaches NWT youth John Boden who lost most of his mobility in a collision with a distracted teen driver in 2007 spoke to students in Yellowknife and Hay River last week. PhotocourtesyofGNWTJamesMackenzie PARTICIPATE actively with Fort Smiths Town Council and First Nation governments to improve the economy and services with regular meetings and active consultation - starting with a series of goal setting meetings in the coming year that engage and unite the community WORK with Aurora College administration and Board of Governors to re-invigorate Thebacha Campus involving the community in the student recruitment process including marketing Fort Smith as an attractive place for students to come to - and fill those empty classrooms WORK with Hay River leaders to foster a strong South Slave economy to lower power rates expand Talston Hydro capacity with the communities as the main customer enhance tourism and develop industry - including regular annual economic conferences between the two involving Town First Nation and Metis governments and Chambers of Com- merce in a way that engages the people of the two communities with common mutually beneficial goals STABILIZE the riverbank to prevent the loss of Fort Smiths water intake sewage lagoon and newly renovated arena all of which are at risk - done in a way which uses local contractors that enhances the local economy BUILD infrastructure for the Arctic Winter Games that is lasting and makes Fort Smith a better place to live - plus enhances tourism and attracts college students. Don Jaque for MLA Ideas . Action . Community Authorized by Sandra Dolan 867 445-1447 official agent for Don Jaque FORT SMITH was once the capital of the NWT then lost that and became a regional centre. Now that status is being lost too. What can replace it The community has tremendous resources that could be utilized. A plan is needed created by the whole community but there is none. It is time to change that. A Better Fort Smith Future Wednesday November 4 2015 3 POLITICS BUDGET By CRAIG GILBERT The Alberta way includes billions more for roads schools and hospitals but will not break even before 2019-20. Drinking smoking and driving on the other hand will cost you more immediately. The provinces New Democrat govern- ment tabled its first budget Tuesday laying the groundwork for a stronger diversified economy by spending 4.5 billion more on infrastructure reversing frontline public ser- vice cuts and stimulating job growth accord- ing to Finance Minister Joe Ceci. This government is working towards a vi- sion of a province that is more prosperous - and whose prosperity is much more widely and fairly shared he said. Ceci bucked the tradition of buying a new pair of shoes on budget day choosing instead to put his late fathers work boots on display. He said the 2015-16 budget will repair the public service and do a lot of construction. The4.5billionboostrepresentsa15percent increase in infrastructure spending this year part of a five-year 34 billion capital plan that includes 3.8 billion for schools 4.7 billion for roads and bridges and 4.4 billion for new projects and programs that will be considered basedontransparentandaccountablecriteria. A two-year job creation incentive of 5000 per business per new job is expected to sup- port 54000 new jobs by 2017 and the gov- ernment intends to take new measures to improve access to capital funding for small- and medium-sized businesses SMEs. The budget speech also mentioned the cre- ation of the Ministry of Economic Develop- ment and Trade announced during a cabinet shuffle in late October. Ceci said the budget deficit this year will be about 6 billion and is projected to balance in 2019-20 a year later than the New Democrats promised during the election campaign last spring. He pointed to pressure on government revenuescreatedbylowinternationaloilprices. Stabilizing the patient AccordingtothegovernmentAlbertasBud- get 2015 stabilizes the healthcare system with predictable funding while planning to control annualincreases.Theaimistospend19.7bil- liononhealthcarein2015-1620.4billionnext year and 20.9 billion the year after. The budget earmarks 10 million per year for mental health. Investments of 120 million and 90 million respectively for new long- term care spaces and homecare expansion have been back-loaded to 2016-17. Investmentsineducationareprojectedtobe 7.6 billion 7.9 billion and 8.1 billion in the nextthreeyearsrespectivelyadding380teach- ersand150supportstafftoAlbertaschoolsin- creasingsupportsforstudentswithspecialneeds and creating a new school nutrition program. Nowenjoyingatwo-yeartuitionfreezemore than60000post-secondarystudentswillalso receive228millioninscholarshipsandgrants. Funding for the post-secondary system is ex- pected to increase to 6 billion in 2018-19. TheNewDemocratgovernmentisalsospend- ingonfamilieswithanewAlbertaChildBenefit an enhanced Alberta Family Employment Tax CreditAFETCandmoresupportforpeoplewith disabilities child intervention child care and thoseexperiencinghomelessnessandnewan- nualfundingof15millionforwomensshelters. Paying for virtue with vice Vice taxes will be going up starting this fis- cal year providing an additional 1.5 billion in 2015-16 and approximately 2.3 billion per year for the next two fiscal years. That includes a5increasetoacartonofcigarettesafiveper cent increase to the liquor markup a four cent increasetothelocomotivefueltaxandaoneper cent increase to insurance premium tax rates. The new Alberta way as Ceci phrased it in his budget speech Oct. 27 means keeping spending increases to two per cent per year for the next four years and freezing the salaries of cabinetministersandMLAsandtheirpolitical staffforthetermofthelegislature.Government revenue is projected to grow by six per cent per annum over the same period. It also means growing the economy out- side the oil patch and saving. Alberta needs to reduce our vulnerability to priceshocksoverwhichwehavenocontrolCeci saidashetabledthebudget.Wemustdothisby saving for a rainy day by diversifying our econ- omyandbygettingthemaximumpossiblevalue out of the development of our energy resources resourcesthatbelongtothepeopleofAlberta. Seniors Jobs Skills Training and Labour and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta combined. The long decline of the Alberta Advantage continuesunderthisbudgetWildrosefinance criticDerekFildebrandtsaid.Albertansdonot needideologicalexperimentswithnewcorpo- rate welfare bureaucracies and a debt ceiling that will exceed 47 billion but a common sense plan to get spending under control pro- tect jobs and return to fiscal sanity. Ceci promised hiring restraint across the publicserviceacomprehensivereviewofAl- bertasarms-lengthagenciesboardsandcom- missionsandlegislationthatwouldpreventthe provincefromborrowingmorethan15percent ofGDPathresholdtheDominionBondRating Service warned would put the governments AAA-stablecreditratinginjeopardyifexceeded. Wildrose calls budget risky The budget is plagued with risky economic theories fantasy five year projections and record deficits according to a statement from Wildrose Party. TheOfficialOppositionwarnedtheNDPbud- getcomeswithastunning26.8billiondeficit over the next three years measured as a total drop in net financial assets. This will bring Al- berta to a record 47.4 billion in debt by 2019. The party claims interest on the debt will cost as much as the departments of Aborigi- nal Affairs Status of Women Service Alberta This government is work- ing towards a vision of a province that is more prosperous - and whose prosperity is much more widely and fairly shared. Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci Vice tax hikes pay part of the new Alberta way Alberta Finance Minister and President of the Treasury Board Joe Ceci showed off his late fathers work boots instead of buying a new pair of shoes on budget day Oct. 27. PhotocourtesyofthegovernmentofAlberta 4 Wednesday November 4 2015 The Northern Journal is an independent newspaper covering news and events in the western Arctic and northern Alberta. The Northern Journal is published weekly by Cascade Publishing Ltd. Printed at Star Press Inc. Wainwright AB. Publisher................................................................................. 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A tale of two roads and two distinct futures The economy is heading rapidly into a down cycle characterized by losses by businesses and soon tight government money and job cuts. The duties and priorities of the Northern governments are basically to caretake the land and encourage - but control - the con- text of resource development while optimiz- ing the quality of life for residents. Hope- fully while they are doing all that if they are good they can take measures to keep down the cost of living. The great challenge in developing Northern Canada magnied as it is by vast distances is the high cost of infrastructure which in- cludes airports roads power grids facilities and buildings of all kinds. There are gener- ally two kinds of infrastructure in the North that which services people and makes up or connects communities and the support sys- tems for industry. Sometimes the two com- bine but they can also be at odds. When the economy is doing well govern- ments are ush with cash and communities get roads schools and hospitals. When the economy slows and times become tough hospitals and schools are still needed but the size of the hospital may be downgraded or that sought-after gymnasium may be cut. Instead the priority becomes support for in- dustry. We are in the second scenario. The economy is heading rapidly into a down cycle characterized by losses by businesses and soon tight government money and job cuts. ThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritories has two massive infrastructure projects on the books. The Mackenzie Valley Highway has long been the priority - to connect com- munities from Fort Simpson to Inuvik bring- ing new opportunities to them while lowering their cost of living. The other massive proj- ect also with a price tag of tens of millions of dollars is running an all-weather road northeast of Yellowknife into the Slave Geo- logic Province eventually connecting to the Arctic coast. That one has long been a dream of the mining industry. In the last decade we have enjoyed a strong national and territorial economy. With money owing and especially given the discovery of extensive oil reserves in the Sahtu the Mackenzie Valley Highway has been the unchallenged priority. The plan to invest in enhancing the winter road to the mines - that one made famous by Ice Road Truckers - has had no traction. The recent has downturn changed all that. The talk now in government is that the newly-minted resource revenue sharing deal with the federal government is not doing the NWT government any good if there are no resource projects generating revenue. The best way to turn that around is to build a year-round road to the mines. It is said an all-weather road northeast of Yellowknife would extend the life of the dia- mond mines by as much as a decade. It would also bring access to new deposits of other kinds of ore. Year-round access dramatically reduces the cost of operating a mine which means marginal nds even in this time of low demand could become feasible. For a government staring at a dwindling bank ac- count that is compelling. The NWT Chamber of Commerce would love to have both roads but has historically said the extension of the Mackenzie High- way to strengthen community economies is the priority. The Chamber of Mines on the other hand lobbies routinely for a new road northeast of Yellowknife that would eventu- ally connect to a port on the Arctic coast al- lowing ore to be shipped to markets through the Northwest Passage. The territorial gov- ernment position has swung to and fro like a pendulum. Right now it is heading rapidly fro. Thanks to the crash in the price of oil and subsequent economic downturn the two options have quickly switched places. The voices of Mackenzie Valley MLAs promoting access to their communities has been muted by the motivation to encourage new mines and new revenue. Sorry people of the Mackenzie Valley the priority is now the faltering economy and you are just going to have to be patient for a de- cade or two longer. Sorry dwindling caribou herds that will feel further pressure from a year-round road and constant trafc crossing your migration route. The creation of wealth and jobs is the imperative. The NWT government must now nd will- ing industry partners and federal support to pay for that road to the mines. If and when a road is built the vast central heartland of Canadas North will be open for development mines will spin up and government coffers will gradually become full again. That could take a while. Demand for resources worldwide or the lack thereof is what is dictating all that something Northern residents have no con- trol over. We are caught in the sway of de- veloping economies like those of China and India which dictates what roads are built in the NWT. Like it or not much of our fu- ture direction is determined by that. We just have to gure out how to make the most of it. Syncrude employees came together to raise more than 2.1 million during the 2015 United Way Employee Campaign. The annual campaign supports the United Way in Fort McMurray Edmonton and Calgary. Pictured are campaign co-chairs Dave Evoy and Wanda Power cheering on the Bison during the Presidents Cup Hockey Challenge on Oct. 23. PhotocourtesyofSyncrude Editors note Last weeks Journal editorial wasonhowthe NWTsconsensusgovernment election process is a work in progress and the people should have a say in how it evolves. We suggested ways it could be improved - in par- ticular to incorporate a way the new govern- mentischallengedasisdoneinpartypolitics forcingtherenementofitsplatformsandpoli- ciesespeciallyinthewaythepremieriselected. Wesuggestedthatwouldinvigoratetheprocess and involve the public more. Wereceivedthefollowinginformationfrom anauthorityontheNWTelectionprocess who did not want their name attributed. It points out aws in the information in the editorial. This is directly quoted The process to select a premier allows for each candidate to make a 20-minute speech to theAssemblyinpublic.Itisthenfollowedbyan extensivequestionandanswerperiodwhereeach MLAisentitledtoaskeachcandidateuptothree questions.Thisisnotperfectbutitdoescontrast what you describe as the complete lack of pro- cess in your article. I may be nave but I would wager that back-room deal-making is a part of every democratic system even the federal one. NowhereinCanadaisthepremierorprime ministerelecteddirectlybythepeople.Thatmay often be the reason why people cast their vote but not necessarily the only one. Neither Jus- tin Trudeau nor Stephen Harpers names were on the ballot that you cast Oct. 19. A process wherebytheheadoftheexecutivebranchofgov- ernmentiselecteddirectlybythepeoplee.g.the United States or France is not a nuance. It is a completeshiftawayfromthesystemofrespon- sible government which has existed in Canada since Confederation. Im not suggesting it is better or worse. To suggest that it is a potential improvementtooursystemisanextremeun- derstatement.Presidentialsystemshavechecks balances and separation of powers that simply do not exist in the British model. These could be developed but they are signicant changes toourdemocraticinstitutionsnotadaptations. The premier does not select the cabinet as yourarticlesuggests.MembersoftheExecutive CouncilareappointedbytheLegislativeAssem- bly and directly accountable to it. The premier getsonevoteliketheremainingmembersand cannot shufe MLAs into or out of cabinet on hisherowninitiative.Icontendthatoneofthe things rejected by Canadians in the recent fed- eral election was the centralization of power in theprimeministersofce.Havingthepremier electeddirectlyandgivinghimherthepowerto select their own cabinet would certainly move us in that direction. Conversely it could result inagenuinetypeofpoliticalinertiathatplagues the US when its executive branch is separate from and out of step with its legislative branch. Theproposedprioritysettingprocessisnot quitewhatyousuggest.Priortothecabinetpre- senting the Assembly with a draft plan there are a number of important steps. The rst is a full-day round table discussion by all 19 MLAs on what the priorities should be. This has hap- pened in the past but this will be the rst time that it will be open to the public televised and transcribedinHansard. Onewouldassumethat each member will bring to the table what he or she heard at the doorstep during the election. Secondlytherewillbeafulldayofconsultations with aboriginal and community government leaders on the proposed priorities. Thirdly the proposed process involves a structured mid- termreviewwhichhasnotoccurredinthepast. Finally by taking the pen on the drafting it is argued that cabinet will propose a plan that is both achievable and meaningful. Past plans have been so watered down that they have not served as effective political our accountability instruments. Lastly the NWT does have a constitution. Not only is it governed by the constitution of Canada and the Charter but its basic authori- tiesandstructurearelaidoutinboththeNWT ActCanadaandtheLegislativeAssemblyand Executive Council Act NWT. These laws do not go into ne detail about how priorities are setoracabinetappointed.Muchofthisaswith thefederalgovernmentandprovincesisleftto customandpracticeasopposedtoconstitutional entrenchment. Clearing the air on consensus Wednesday November 4 2015 5 COLUMNS 15 Years Ago... North West Company artifact obtained The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife has acquired a unique and important arti- fact dating back to the early days of the fur trade in the Northwest Territories. The Yellow Knife Fort journal was kept by Jean Steinbruck an employee of the North West Company during the winter of 1802-03 while he was stationed at the fort on the south shore of the Great Slave Lake not far from present-day Hay River. Issue October 31 2000 20 Years Ago... Arena renovations underway By the time the Fort Smith hockey season starts this year all players should be itching with the desire to get out and carve up the rink. Arena renovations which were scheduled to be nished at the beginning of No- vember are just beginning and the facility isnt expected to open until December 4th. Issue October 31 1995 30 Years Ago... New rink for Ft. Chip Work is about half completed on phase one of an en- closed skating rink in Fort Chipewyan. Construction began Sept. 15 on an insulated shell for the 100 by 260- foot structure. We hope to be skating by Christmas said Beverly Davies recreation coordinator with the Kewatinok Recreation Society the projects managers. Issue October 31 1985 ARCHIVES Northern Journal 2015 Join us online Like Northern Journal on Facebook and get the weekly news delivered to your feed FACEBOOK FEEDBACK The Bevington political legacy lives on in Fort Smith. Anneliese Kikoak was elected to the same town coun- cil where her dad started his public life in 1984 on the same day he lost his seat in the House of Commons to the red tide. Bevington political legacy lives on Margy Gi Shes had a great role model. Fort Smith reghters spent last weekend practic- ing vehicle rescue scenarios with help from the Hay River VFD. Fort Smith reghters redene weekend warrior 6 people like this. By DAWN KOSTELNIK A somber team returns slowly to the village. It is a long slow trip home. There is not enough rope to keep both the bear and Peter onboard. Peter keeps slipping off. The horror of his death builds in their minds. Bear spirits rage andnewdemonsarebornand created in their imaginations as they slowly grind their way back home. PeterTfelloffofhisskidoo. The komatik with the weight of the great bear continued in momentum and rolled for- ward to capture and contain White Girl Nanurluk super bear Peter T. He is literally rolled into a ball under the sled and frozetodeath.Inhisdeaththe great white spirit bear quietly and thoroughly carried out his revenge on the Inuk man. Suchpowerofspiritislegend- ary. No one will hunt Nanook for years. No polar bear kill- ing will occur until this story fadesoutordeathbymauling is unavoidable. We have a story of a polar beartooffertoPrimeMinister Trudeauwecanguaranteeno Nanook however. What else theycrazyaboutthempeoples from the outside Ah-h-h they loves igloos We laugh we tells em we live in igloos They believes it them white eyes is good we make em happy In school we receive lettersfromotherschoolssouth ofourCanadianborders. Part of our curriculum is to return correspondencewithassigned penpals.Weregalethemwith talesofeatingrawbloodymeat which we do and living life in an igloo which we dont. Most kids have never lived in an igloo even in the late 60s. So possibly we contributed to thelackofknowledgethatour southernneighboursconrm inconversationwhendiscuss- ing Canada. An igloo is built for the prime minister. Unfortu- nately he is not able to make the trip the kids enjoy the igloo. In the spring the Right Honorable Governor General of Canada Roland Michener will visit in his stead. They keep talking about securing sovereignty in the Arctic I dont know what they mean but it makes me nervous. The U.S. has DEW distant early warning line sites all acrossCanadasnorth.Istand besidemyfatherontheshores of the great crystal waters of the Arctic Sea. Beside us is a man from the south who has cometotestourwaterandour landourhomeourtruenorth strong and free. He laughs he has a meter that tells him how much radiation is in the water he says Gee by the count on my Geiger counter you guys must glow in the dark This is how much ra- diation there is in the water and on the land and in the Caribou Tuktu in 1970. P.S.In1970PrimeMinister TrudeautraveledtotheArctic with a stop in Yellowknife to ofciate at the very rst Arc- tic Winter Games. The 2016 Arctic Winter Games will be held in Greenland. We have come a long way baby www.thewhitegirl.ca By JULIE DELAHANTY This op-ed was originally publishedoni-politicsMarch 5 2015. Canadiansarenallytalking aboutviolenceagainstwomen. TheJianGhomeshiscandal joltedusintoanationalconver- sation about sexism consent and double standards which onlydeepenedwithallegations of sexual harassment on Par- liament Hill. And then it all wentviralwithrapednever- reportedwherethousandsof womenspontaneouslyshared their experience of sexual as- saultonTwitter.Associaland traditional media erupted it became clear just how many women experience violence behind closed doors. And yet somehow with all the attention certain painful truths continue to be ignored. Therearestilloverathousand unsolved cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. But the government refuses to call a national pub- licinquiryandaddresstheen- trenched systemic reasons be- hindtheviolenceandmarginal- izationaboriginalwomenface. In2014wemarkedthe25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. But even with that traumasearedinournational psyche levels of violence againstwomenhaveremained virtually unchanged over the pasttwodecades.AndCanada still doesnt have a compre- hensive national action plan to tackle the problem. While our government has beenspeakingoutagainstforced marriageandsexualviolenceon theglobalstageitcontinuesto cutaidbudgetsallocatinginsuf- cientresourcestotheachieve- mentofwomensrightsglobally. Here at home Status of WomenCanadachargedwith increasingwomenseconomic securityandprosperityending violence against women and girlsandencouragingwomens leadershipanddemocraticpar- ticipation in Canada needs meaningfulinvestment.Surely afederalbodywithsuchanim- portantmandateshouldreceive morethanoneone-hundredth of one per cent of federal gov- ernmentspending.Nothats not a typo. This week as we celebrate International Womens Day we need to turn the genuine awakening triggered by sto- ries of scandal and violence in Canada this past autumn into meaningful change for womenandgirlseverywhere. With decades of experience in more than forty countries around the world Oxfam has learnedvaluablelessonsabout ending the cycle of violence against women and girls. In India Oxfam worked on the Close the Gap initiative chal- lenging inequality in all areas. Close the Gap launched con- versations in malls and mar- ketplacestalkingdirectlywith women girls men and boys about gender inequality and shifting attitudes. The impact was measurable both in how andhowoftenpoliticalleaders spokeaboutwomensrightsand endingviolenceagainstwomen intheIndianelectionlastyear. Here in Canada Oxfam is part of the Up For Debate campaign calling on all fed- eral political parties to make substantive commitments to change womens lives for the betterathomeandaroundthe worldinthiselectionyear.The campaign asks all party lead- ers to commit to a nationally broadcast debate focused on policies and issues that im- pact womens lives. The last such debate was held in 1984. The next one is long overdue. We want our leaders to get serious about ending violence against women and girls by addressingrootcausespar- ticularlyforaboriginalwomen and girls by providing sup- port for survivors by holding perpetrators accountable by challenging sexism that per- petuatesviolenceandbyshow- ing increased leadership on the international stage to end violence including through investingresourcesinsupport ofwomensrightsorganizations andwomensrightsdefenders. Under international law every country has an obliga- tiontoaddressviolenceagainst women.TheUnitedNationshas calledonallcountriestohavea National Action Plan by 2015. Wellherewearein2015an election year with a critical nationalandinternationalcon- versation still to be had. More than 17000000 Ca- nadian women and girls are ready for that conversation and for concrete courageous stepsthatendviolenceagainst women once and for all. JulieDelahantyistheexecu- tivedirectorofOxfamCanada. We need to talk about violence against women Canada 6 Wednesday November 4 2015 ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT By CRAIG GILBERT Jonah Mitchell is no stranger to Fort Smith but 11 years removed from his last stint there ParksCanadasnewestsuperintendentisallears. In an exclusive sit-down with the Journal the superintendent of the Southwest NWT Field Unit shared some of the highlights of a career that has taken him literally from coast- to-coast described the special place Fort Smith has in his heart and his perspective on the challenges and opportunities before the three national parks now under his purview and the fourth that will be once it is created. Northern Journal Thanks for taking the time for the interview. Can you talk a bit about your connection to Fort Smith and why you keep returning Jonah Mitchell Something keeps bring- ing me back. My wife is from Smith we got married here and weve made lots of returns to introduce the kids to the North. They love it and are pretty keen to be here between sh- ing and getting out on the land and meeting their cousins. NJ What other positions have you held with Parks Canada JM In 1992 I started working with Parks Canada as a summer student in the re man- agement program. I returned in 1993 and worked in the Fort Chipewyan ofce. In 1998 I returned to the region for my rst full-time job as a park warden. I moved to Fort Smith in 2000 and worked here until 2004. In addition to Wood Buffalo National Park I have worked in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba Pacic Rim National Park in British Columbia Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia and Parks Can- adas National Ofce in Gatineau Quebec. I have worked in a number of roles. Most re- cently I was the director of Parks Canadas Law Enforcement Program. NJ What is your top priority now that you are back JM Ill be listening and learning rst. I left 11 years ago. While I know a lot about the region and have a network of connections I have lots more to learn. Naatsihchoh Nah- anni and Thaidene Nene are quite new to me. The openness and respectful engagement amongst the 11 Aboriginal groups and gov- ernments and Parks Canada is allowing us to continue to work together and build relation- ships. It is this legacy of growing cooperation that I look forward to continuing to build in the coming months and years. Sometimes going away for a while can pro- vide perspective on progress. I am honestly amazed at the changes in the Southwest NWT Field Unit. I arrived back in town just as grade 7 and 8 students from Fort Smith were head- ing into Sweetgrass Station in Wood Buffalo. Its a very successful cooperative program with motivated teachers at PWK High School that wasnt there before. NJ What do you consider your biggest accomplishments at Parks JM Every park has its own unique per- sonality and character based on its ecology history and relationships with local residents and visitors. While I have been involved with large reorganizational projects and have lead efforts to develop or revise national policy I am most proud of the small things. I remem- ber early in my career telling a family of new Canadians where and when they could see a great owl perched close to the road in the evening. Their excitement the next time I saw them was extremely rewarding because I helped build a connection with that family to one of our national parks. NJ What comes next on the road to es- tablishing Thaidene National Park east of Great Slave Lake JM It has been proposed for 40 years and therehasbeenmoremovementinthelasteight or nine months than in the previous 39 years. There is a lot of interest in this happening. Over the past few months Parks Canada has had ongoing consultations with Aborigi- nal groups and communities as well as third- party interests stakeholders and the public. We will complete and report on these con- sultations in the winter of 2016. Parks Canadas Jonah Mitchell returns to Smith The new superintendent of Parks Canada facilities in the Southwest NWT field office Jonah Mitchell is responsible for all three national parks in the territory. PhotocourtesyofJonahMitchell. Annual General Assembly Northwest Territory Mtis Nation JOIN US AT THE Hay River Community Hall in HAY RIVER November 17 21 2015 For more information please contact NWT Mtis Nation 25 Camsell Street Fort Smith NT 867 872-2770 Wednesday November 4 2015 7 POLITICS ALBERTA On November 23 2015 ELECT LOUIS SEBERT MLA Thebacha Authorized by Patti Haaima Official Agent for Louis Sebert 867 872-0908 Contact Information Website www.louissebert.com Email lsebertnorthwestel.net Phone 867 872-2199 Office Cell 867 688-7703 Campaign Headquarters McDougal Center By CRAIG GILBERT NorthernAlbertahasanewvoiceincabinet. A former registered nurse Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee was named min- ister of Municipal Affairs and Minister re- sponsible for Service Alberta on Oct. 22 ve months after being elected to the legislature for the rst time. Larivee holds a bachelor of science in mid- wifery from the Midwives College of Utah and a Bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Alberta. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections Standing Orders and Printing and as a member of the Stand- ing Committee on Albertas Economic Future. The third-place Alberta Liberals are less than thrilled with Larivees appointment and the rest of the minor shufe that took place in Premier Rachel Notleys cabinet last week. I have enjoyed working with Ms. Larivee as we have examined ways to improve our mental health system leader David Swann said in a press release. However while Ms. Larivee is a talented and hardworking indi- vidual I am deeply concerned about the re- volving door of ministers at Municipal Affairs. Ms. Larivee is the sixth such minister in less than two years and our cities require more continuity than that. Thecabinetshufesawthecreationofanew ministry of Economic Development and Trade andthenamingofDeronBilousasitsminister. The provinces new economic plan will in- clude enhanced supports for small- and me- dium-sized businesses sector development initiatives and a strategy to increase trade investment attraction and market access. We need to take the qualities that have made Alberta an energy leader including an innovative entrepreneurial culture and a highly skilled workforce and apply them to the challenge of building a diversied 21st century economy Bilous said. The new ministry will bring under one um- brella work that is currently spread between several departments but is primarily concen- trated in Innovation and Advanced Education and International and Intergovernmental Re- lations and will be supported by several agen- cies including the Alberta Innovates corpora- tions. The new ministrys work will be guided by the advice of the Premiers Advisory Com- mittee on the Economy. Economic Development and Trade will also be responsible for Notley cabinet shufe adds insult to injury opposition Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee shakes hands with Premier Rachel Notley as she is sworn in as the new Minister of Municipal Affairs and Service Alberta at the provincial legislature. coordinating and leveraging the research and innovation system to increase busi- ness start-ups and the commercialization of Alberta ideas expanding access to capital for small- and medium-sized enterprises supporting private sector job creation by promoting trade and investment and leading Albertas negotiations on domes- tic and international trade agreements. Included in the government announcement were kudos from affected organizations in- cluding the Canadian Manufacturers Ex- porters CME and the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. By creating a new Ministry of Economic Development and Trade this government has made it clear that the economy is a priority CEO of the Chambers Ken Kobly said. Its important that we have a partner dedicated to helping grow and diversify the provincial economy so our organization is looking for- ward to working with government on these initiatives to help make Alberta the best place in the country to start and operate a business. The Ofcial Opposition was also critical of theshufeatmunicipalaffairssayingitcreated confusion and added insult to injury and of the NDP approach to economic development. Wildrose knows that the people who diver- sify economy are our local business owners Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean said. In- stead the NDP have raised taxes on businesses and individuals and have begun a problematic 50 per cent increase to the minimum wage on the backs of small business owners. By DALI CARMICHAEL Jailed for domestic assault and suspended from his Deh Cho MLA seat Michael Nadli has returned to his home in Fort Providence and announced he is seeking re-election. Released after serving eight days of a 45- day sentence Nadli announced he would seek a second term in the Nov. 23 election in a written statement I have honestly admitted my error I have taken full responsibility for my actions and withthe support ofmyfamilyIhavebeenvery engaged in counseling it read. I am deeply sorryandItrulywishtheincidentneverhappen sic.Iwonthesitatetotakemyactionsbackin an instant. However with the support of the community I have been able to put this mat- ter behind me and continue the focus on help- ing people and communities of the Deh Cho. Nadlipleadedguiltytoassaultcausingbodily harm following an altercation in his home on Apr. 5 in which his spouses arm was broken. Shortly after Nadli gave up his position as chair of the Standing Committee on Govern- ment Operations. He was automatically disqualied from his positionasMLAonOct.14becauseaccording to NWT legislature clerk Tim Mercer he was sentenced to jail. The vacancy would normally nothavebeenformalizeduntilNadliswindow to appeal had closed but Mercer went ahead sincetheassemblyfaceddissolutiononOct.25. A spokesperson said the department of Justice could not comment on Nadlis case specically but did note inmates are eligible for a temporary absence or early release pro- gram once they have served at least one-sixth of their sentence. Under the program the sentence doesnt end but is considered to be served in the community instead of a facility. Inmates must apply to the Temporary Ab- sence Committee which is comprised of case managers counsellors a psychologist the deputy warden of security and deputy war- den of programs though the warden of the facility has the nal say. This independent process takes into con- sideration the work and programming that the offender has completed the support of the community and the support they have with housing and employment. Conditions are always attached to early re- leases and can include abstaining from alco- hol following curfew orders and reporting to the RCMP or a probation ofcer. Should any of the conditions be broken the offender can be returned to the corrections facility to serve out the balance of their sentence. Nadli has pleaded guilty to assault previ- ouslyin2004hewassentencedtosixmonths of probation for assaulting his spouse. Con- ditions on the sentence included checking in with a probation ofcer going to counselling and doing 50 hours of community service. Ultimately it will be up to the people whether I should continue my career that started in 1997 when I rst got into poli- tics he said. POLITICS NWT ELECTION After early release from jail Nadli will campaign from home community PhotocourtesyofGovernmentofAlberta Teens to bring Christmas Truce to life in Fort Smith 8 Wednesday November 4 2015 ARTS CULTURE REMEMBRANCE DAY TURN OFF THE NOISE TURN ON THE SILENCE NOVEMBER 11 1100 A.M. RemembeR www.legion.ca www.abnwtlegion.com The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 239 2Silence MINUTES SERVICES STARTING AT 1030 A.M. AT THE FORT SMITH REC CENTRE. The legion will be maRching To The cenoTaph To lay a wReaTh. an open houSe will follow aT The legion. ALL ARE WELCOME TO MARCH. By CRAIG GILBERT More than a century has passed since the guns went silent on the Western Front on Christmas Eve 1914. This Remembrance Day attendees of the ceremony staged by RCL Branch 239 in Fort Smith will be treated to a short play bringing that magical piece of Great War lore to life. The Christmas Truce will bring four drama students from PWK High School to the stage for 11 minutes reading soldiers letters home describing the event according to drama and music teacher Kelsey Smith. More students will act out scenes described in the letters behind a screen with music and other effects. It will all have a sort of Readers Theatre feel and will fill the time usually set aside for the community choir which is on hia- tus this year. Were pretty excited Smith said. Last school year the kids wrote their own play and toured around the South Slave. They were really keen to get performing again and we got into the year quickly with auditions and script-learning. Auditions took place in early October and the students have been working on the project on alternate days to come up with a unique way to stage the play. Its denitely a stretch for our comfort zone Smith said. Next week is going to be hectic with rehearsals. The students plan to do a dry run of the play at the PWK Remembrance ceremony earlier in the week. The band will play O Canada at the ceremony and has plans to tour of Whistler later in the year. The drama class will also perform a series of one-act plays also near the end of the school year. Smith who also leads the school band teaches the credit drama class after normal school hours. She said it gives the students a tangible accomplishment to work toward. When they are in English or learning some other subject they learn theory and there is no end result except nal exam she said. But with a performance whether its band or drama it calls the kids down to what they can do and ups the ante. They have to be better it drives the product they are able to achieve when its in front of other people. PWK drama students pictured here after debuting their original production Normal in Fort Smith will stage a short play depicting the Christmas Eve ceasere of 1914 at the towns Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. PhotoDaliCarmichael Wednesday November 4 2015 9 HEALTH WELLNESS TEEN HEALTH We honour those who have given their lives serving Canadians and defending the values and freedoms that we hold so dear. REMEMBRANCE DAY George Tuccaro Commissioner of the NWT By CRAIG GILBERT Arctic FOXY the group recently rewarded with a 1 million research grant for its work reinventing sex education for young women is getting back to what they do best. Founders Candice Lys and Nancy MacNeill and their peer leaders held focus groups with students and adults in Yellowknife and Fort Smith at the end of last month laying the groundwork for a FOXY equivalent for boys. They plan to hold similar feedback-seek- ing events across the Northwest Territories in the coming months as they visit commu- nities to deliver the FOXY girls program at local high schools. Lys said when she and MacNeill developed the girls program they jumped in head-rst and adjusted things on the y but they al- ready had a foundation after growing up in the NWT themselves and with Lys masters thesis on the subject. I am not a young man who grew up in the North so I dont have that background Lys said. People in the North have been telling us for a while there should be a program for young men. Itll be great to travel and talk to people about what they think. About 20 people including FOXY staff two new male facilitators and girls who took part in a past workshop gathered in the library at PWK High School in Fort Smith Oct. 27 to share theirthoughtsonwhataprogramforboys should look like. Lys and the facilitators heard from 32 male PWK students earlier that day. Attendees of the night session who signed condentiality agreements informing them the focus group was technically a part of Lys PhD research project brought up the impor- tance of talking about consent and negative stereotypes associated with pressure among males to be a man early and often. They also talked about their own sexual educa- tion experience and the fact that it focused almost entirely on biology and the reproduc- tive process. They also talked about negative societal inuences on teens and the ever-increasing inuence of social media and new technol- ogy on relationships. The landscape has changed even in the time FOXY for girls launched three years ago according to Lys. We see a lot more connectivity in the North now she said. A lot of communities have more accessible cell service and internet that didnt when we started. It has changed the entire landscape of teenager relation- ships which often exist over devices we didnt have as teenageers. A lot takes place over Snapchat. A lot of girls Snapchat all day they share everything. In the Fort Smith focus group one facilita- tor noted the traditional courtship that took place over a number of weeks in person now happens in a matter of days over platforms like Snapchat and sexual encounters take place a lot sooner. They want her voice too To Lys surprise men are telling FOXY they think female facilitators should take part in the boys program too. In order to talk about feminism and the experience of women and relationships that female voice needs to be there as well she said. FOXY is very much by and for North- ern women so it makes sense. FOXY has reached more than 500 indig- enous and Northern youth from 25 of the 33 communities in the Northwest Territo- ries through its school-based sexual health education program and on-the-land peer leadership retreats. They use art and other activities to break the ice. Lys said they have heard stand-up comedy videos and video games as well as traditional activities like hand drumming would be suc- cessful in reaching boys. I think a lot of the content is going to be the same Lys said. A lot of the things that came up that people think we should talk about including power dynamics and con- sent already come up in conversations in FOXY for girls. I think a lot of the pillars will translate well to FOXY for boys but were happy to hear what people think should be involved in content. We want to make sure everything we do with Foxy is relevant in the North and if people dont tell us were kind of guessing. Eyes on the prize It has been about a year since FOXY won the Arctic Inspiration Prize dedicated to organizations working in the Canadian Arctic on education human health so- cial-cultural issues the environment and the economy. They were the rst laureates ever not to have to split the 1 million prize with any co-winners. Their biggest ambition is to ex- pand to all three territories - they have been to Yukon twice and Nunavut once - and to reach both genders. Foxy boys is a huge component of all of that Lys said. We also wanted to focus on working with LGBTQ youth for their sexual health needs. Another part of the plan is doing longer- term cohort studies of FOXY participants to see how exposure to the program changes who they are. That work started during last weeks visit to Fort Smith and continued this week in Norman Wells. The bigger focus is on mental health Lys said. Weve noticed at FOXY how closely tied it is to sexual health and how you cant really have one without the other. Arctic FOXY The next generation focuses on boys Arctic FOXY is spending a portion of the Arctic Inspiration Prize they won in 2014 on developing a parallel program for boys. PhotocourtesyofFredCarroll 867 872 - 3000 ext. 26 effective stylish advertising call Your business in print H A P P Y H A 10 Wednesday November 4 2015 PhotosDaliCarmichaelDonJaqueDarrinGrossandBillBraden H A P P Y H A Kids in Yellowknife visited a spookarama in the 49A Ave neighbourhood with a haunted house cobbled together from boxes blankets and streetside recycling bins. Middle and above Roaring Rapids Hall was packed with Halloween revelers hoping to take home the prize for best costume on Oct. 31. Amber Simpson and Cindy Daniels the Mad Hatter stepped out to the Halloween costume party at the Roaring Rapids Hall in Fort Smith. No haunted house around make your own in Yel L L O W E E N Wednesday November 4 2015 11 By DALI CARMICHAEL Whats creepier than hanging out at a jail on Halloween A whole lot it turns out. Every year the River Ridge Correctional Centre in Fort Smith welcomes young ghouls and goblins to haunt its front lawn while noshing on hot dogs hot chocolate and - of course - Halloween candy. This is the eleventh year weve run this said warden Warren Gillis. Over the years weve built different parts of the setup. The guys like it the staff like it the community appreciates it - its a lot of fun. A spooky stand houses the main food prep operations while a wall tent is posted next door allowing cold kids and their families to get warmed up. A sprawling series of snow-covered graves decorated with styrofoam headstones and perhaps a ghost or two add to the eerie ambiance A history of Halloween at the River Ridge Correctional Centre ARTS CULTURE EXHIBIT as do flashing lights from the bylaw offi- cers truck. Its great lots of people get involved said James Toko MacDonald a staffer with the facility. Weve had to get an ofcer to direct trafc because it gets so busy. The effort also receives support from local businesses. Both the Northern store and Kaesers supermarket conjure up supplies to make the happening possible. Its just one small element of the restorative justice and volunteer initiatives inmates at the centre participate in Gillis said. Its good for the guys. A lot of them have their own kids in the community or outside the community he noted. They dont get to see them very often so this is one way for them to kind of get out and celebrate. The volunteers handed out more than 300 hot dogs and even more cups of hot choco- late this year organizers said. PhotosDaliCarmichael L L O W E E N Top above Kids of all ages enjoyed the annual open house at the River Ridge Correctional Centre Halloween night in Fort Smith. Zoey McNab Jordan Panter Lydia Newman Henry Thorne Josie Turner and Kai Clubine got in the costume spirit without ever leaving the couch.llowknife 12 Wednesday November 4 2015 POLITICS HEALTHCARE Responses will be printed in the Nov. 18 issue of the Northern Journal. We encourage all older adults in the NWT to exercise their right to be heard and to vote in the Nov. 23 election. Lets make sure our seniors are assured of a good life The NWT Seniors Society The NWT Seniors Society advocates for the rights and quality of life for senior citizens across the NWT. We want to be assured candidates in the upcoming territorial election make seniors issues a priority and hope you the voter will keep that in mind when you fill in your ballot. The Society has asked candidates for MLA in all 19 ridings to express their position on issues of concern to seniors in the form of six questions 1. How will you ensure the continuation of Extended Healthcare Benefits for NWT Seniors 2. 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By CRAIG GILBERT Soon northern Alberta seniors will not have to paddle as far for care. Four of the 25 long-term and dementia care facilities approved for provincial fund- ing will be built north of Edmonton in Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement Hythe Whitecourt and Lac La Biche. Six projects in Edmonton were approved for the funding flowed through the Afford- able Supportive Living Initiative ASLI and worth up to 50 per cent of the projects cost according to an Oct. 29 announcement. A statement from the province indicated officials would be meeting with the successful proponents to hammer out details including how many beds each will include. In Paddle Prairie home to about 1200 people about an hour south of High Level that has already been decided. Administrator Darla Wanuch told the Journal the 12 long-term care beds in their new 1.2 million facility are most welcome. Its a good start she said on Thursday. Were planning on designing it so we can add to the project later. Designandsitepreparationhavealreadybegun. Wanuch added the settlements next appli- cation for funding would be for an assisted living wing where residents have their own condo but receive support. A lot of the people in the various stages of end-of-life care are friends from the same generation she said. Its good to have them in close proximity so they can visit. The2014-15ASLIprojectswererigorously reviewed to ensure they are financially viable are located in communities with the greatest need and align with government priorities for supportive living and long-term care. Capital funding will be available for long- term care and dementia care spaces accord- ing to the province. Operating funding will be provided for supportive living spaces de- mentia care and long-term care spaces. Grant recipients are required to maintain the units at government-established rates for 30 years. Seniors helped build this province and we are committed to investing in long-term care and dementia care so they can live in dignity and access the supports they need Minister of Seniors Sarah Hoffman said. New dementia LTC beds coming to northern Alberta Fort Smith teen heads to High Arctic with Students on Ice Wednesday November 4 2015 13 By DALI CARMICHAEL Just because youre a kid from the North- west Territories doesnt mean you know ev- erything about life in the North. That was the lesson Shawn Tourangeau 17 took away from his Students on Ice SOI expedition July 27 to Aug. 10. Theresstillabigdifferenceformebecause coming from here you dont see as many of the things you see up North the lifelong Fort Smith resident said. Everybody spoke their language in Nunavut. Stop signs would have syllabics on them things like that. It was a bit of culture shock for me. InapresentationhostedattheNorthernLife Museum and Cultural Centre last Thursday Tourangeau said he was inspired after trav- eling with some 130 international students and 80 instructors from a variety of fields. Its definitely given me a broader perspec- tive on whats out there and what types of things I can do he said. The group started out in Ottawa before boarding a flight to Kangerlussuaq Green- land. From there they traveled through fjords and ice fields steering their expedition vessel along Greenlands west coast before crossing the Davis Strait to Nunavut. Coming from the subarctic seeing the dif- ference between the landscape at home and the Arctic was a transformative experience Tourangeau said. I remember getting out during our first landing. I climbed out of the Zodiac boat and there was a mountain to the left and a mountain to my right. I went up a small hill it was really spongy he said. I remember I felt so small and insignificant but I was com- pletely OK with it. I felt like I didnt have to do anything I could just be there. Tourangeau who worked at Wood Buffalo National Park over the summer was one of several students sponsored by Parks Canada to attend the excursion. SOI expeditions are described as an oppor- tunity for youth to acquire first-hand insight intoclimatechangetraditionalknowledgesci- entificresearchandinternationalpolicy.Using a holistic approach attending youth learn not onlyabouttheArcticbutaboutitsplaceinthe ecosystem and in global politics. For 15 years SOI has been sending students on educational expeditions to the polar re- gions. Following the trips alumni are encour- aged to stay connected working together to create a network of global citizens. To others interested in taking their own SOI trekTourangeauofferedwordsofencouragement. Justdropeverythinganddoithesaid.Its one of those once in a lifetime things where you wont forget it. The connections with the people you meet makes it so amazing some of these people that I see now that Im friends with theyre doing great things. EDUCATION STUDENTS ON ICE PhotosShawnTourangeau Elders from Pond Inlet leading workshops in an area known as Button Inlet. Here they are removing fat from a seal skin. Fort Smith student Shawn Tourangeau was sponsored by Parks Canada to attend the Students on Ice 2015 expedition through Greenland and Nunavut. The crew checks out Beechey Island the last known whereabouts of the Franklin Expedition. An iceberg located off the coast of Greenland. The Students on Ice passed by many of these even stopping by the Ilulissat icefjord otherwise known as the iceberg factory of the North. A polar bear peers out from Dundas Harbor an abandoned RCMP post. 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By DALI CARMICHAEL The Truth and Reconciliation Commission maybedonecollectingstoriesfromresidential school survivors but that just means its time to address the next task at hand. With the opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation NCTR at the Uni- versity of Manitoba this week those at the or- ganizational level are focused on telling peo- ples stories of residential school with dignity. Because this is the survivors information we have to ask their permission said Rose Hartcommunityengagementcoordinatorfor the NCTR. Do they want us to make the doc- uments public or keep them private Theres some sensitive information in the documents especially the admission records. Hart community engagement officer with the TRC along with director Ry Moran and education lead Charlene Bearhead stopped in Yellowknifelastweektohostoneof18sessions held across the country within the last month. About 34 folks showed up to the meeting held at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre. All this information is sacred information because it is the survivors experience she continued. Its the 7000 hours of oral history thatwehavewiththeirtestimoniesofwhathap- pened to them in residential school. You have to realize Canada has made a lot of its docu- ments public without asking. For those who have shared their stories of surviving residential school the face-to-face discussion signals a sign of respect. Truth and Reconciliation visits Yellowknife days ahead of national centre opening My voice is my power and I have the power to say yes or I can say no to making my doc- uments public said Hart a survivor herself. I think only my family can access my docu- ments or you can redact the information and then make it public. The NCTR will open on Nov. 4 with a day of education the day before. At that time data fromtheTRCwillbecomepublic.Forthosenot livinginManitobatheinstitutioniscoordinat- ing with friendship centres across the country to make the information accessible. Taking action on TRC recommendations in Yk While discussions were ongoing with the NCTR the city of Yellowknife was making its own moves to follow up on the work of the commission. In a meeting held on Oct. 26 council moved to adopt four recommendations from the TRC. These included Article43AdopttheUnitedNationsDecla- ration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Article 47 The Mayor corresponds with the GNWT to ensure that any and all laws that rely upon the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius are repudiated. Com- plete devolution of land and resources and implement a regulatory system that reflects the values of our residents and partner governments Article 57 That funding be identified for the provision of skill-based training for all City staff to undergo that will provide a learning experience on the history of Aboriginal peoples relating to residential schools UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Treaties and Ab- original Rights Indigenous Law and AboriginalCrown relations. Articles 75 76 and 77 The Mayor cor- respond with the GNWT and School Boards encouraging them to ensure that they provide any and all information per- taining to identification documentation maintenance commemoration and pro- tection of residential school cemeteries sites where residential school children are buried and for them to provide all known records to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Further work is being conducted to consult local indigenous groups on how to best move forward with the TRC-related initiatives and to hire a qualified consultant to train city em- ployees on the matter and to budget for these programs a 50000 to 75000 budget has been estimated so far. PhotocourtesyofRoseHart William Greenland opens the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation community engagement session in Yellowknife. Wednesday November 4 2015 15 HEALTH WELLNESS SENIORS NWT Surface Rights Board Employment Opportunity Board Coordinator Permanent Half Time Location Yellowknife The Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board the Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal established by the Surface Rights Board Act. The Board requires a qualified experienced and professional person to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of Board Coordinator. Reporting to the Chair you will be expected to Review correspondence and other materials presented to the board Prepare and distribute the board meetings agenda Assemble necessary reports background data and supporting materials on matters to be covered for board hearings Arrange logistics for meetings and hearings Take minutes of meetings conferences and hearings Prepare required notices of meetings and hearings Compose correspondence for the signature of the board andor chairperson Maintain files of correspondence reports minutes confidential materials and other documents Receive office callers and telephone calls and respond to inquiries Supervise Board contractors Monitor and report on budgets and finances Other duties as directed by the Board As the Boards Coordinator you will conduct yourself with integrity loyalty and discretion and display a keen sense of team work and service orientation. Accuracy confidentiality and tact are imperative. Closing Date November 30 2015 at 500 pm. Submit your resume and cover letter by email to Louie Azzolini Chair NWT Surface Rights Board Louieterra-firma.ca We thank all applicants that apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.. NWT Surface Rights Board Request for Expressions of Interest for the Provision of Legal Services The Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board the Board is requesting expressions of interest from persons or firms with current or recent demonstrable experience in the Northwest Territories for the provision of legal services. The Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the Surface Rights Board Act. The purpose of the Board is to resolve disputes over the terms and conditions of access and the compensation to be paid with respect to that access relating to Gwichin lands Sahtu lands Tlicho lands Inuvialuit lands or other lands such as private Commissioners or Crown land in the Northwest Territories. Board legal service activities include 1.Assisting in drafting and implementing the procedures and bylaws of the Board 2.Providing legal advice on administrative law and 3.Assisting the Board and panels of the Board on legal matters. Please state the following in your expression of interest the person or persons who will be dealing with the Board file availability of the persons the persons experience as it relates to administrative law demonstrable current or recent work history in the NWT and retainer rate. Closing Date November 30 2015 at 500 pm. Expressions of interest must be clearly marked Expression of Interest Legal Services - NWT Surface Rights Board in the subject heading of your email andor hard copy submission. All expressions must be in writing and delivered by email to Louieterra-firma.ca andor by mail to 8 Negus Place Yellowknife NT X1A 2W1. By CRAIG GILBERT A free program that helps Fort Smith se- niors get active has been highlighted as a bright spot in the Northwest Territories - but dont call it yoga. The functional living program co-founded and run by Jeri Miltenberger was recognized at the 2015 Elders in Motion training gather- ing in Yellowknife last week as a bright spot in the NWT. The weekly strength flexibility and balance exercise classes for seniors have taken place Wednesday at 115 p.m. at the recreation centre for two years. I teach yoga and people come to the classes and try it but a fairly significant portion of yoga exercises are on the floor she said. Older adults find it difficult to get up and down or are still uncomfortable with some- thing called yoga. With these exercises most are in a sitting position but the chair can be used as a tool too. The program is supported by the GNWTs Active Living program with some funding from the NWT Recreation and Parks Associa- tion and plenty of local in-kind contributions. Many participants are referred by healthcare professionals and others in town who have frequent contact with seniors. No one ever feels like they have to do anything Miltenberger said. We take into account peoples abilities and restrictions as were planning and modify the program. Were not going to solve every issue everyone has but we provide movement and a safe en- vironment for them. The group also holds a monthly seniors day at the recreation centre featuring a healthy lunch planned by a dietician. Reci- pes are shared. The program was recognized in part be- cause it has caught on so quickly. It has been rapidly accepted and well-re- ceived Miltenberger said. Id like to see it grow even more. She said it was interesting to hear the comments of attendees at the Yellowknife event after her presentation. HeldattheExplorerHoteltheconferencealso includedsessionsonfunctionalindependence and active living falls prevention and activity sessions on the land at nearby Rotary Park. Its something other communities should look at making sure someone attends gets the information and brings it back Milten- berger said. Also recognized at the gathering was Ac- tive Elder Alan Joss from Uluhaktok as one of the inspirational Elders who are active lead traditional activities and are role models in their community. A bright spot for seniors to get moving in Fort Smith Dozens of seniors students and professionals attended the annual Elders in Motion conference at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife Oct. 28. Attendees at the annual Elders in Motion conference in Yellowknife last week took part in on-the-land activities like moosehide tanning. 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Qualifications KnowledgeableandunderstandingofFirstNations educationneedsissuesandconcernsTreaty rights to education issues cultures communities and their respective organizations Education projectprogram development and evaluation Education projectprogram oversight analysis assessment Current trends and research in literacy numeracy special education school-student plans and options for program development and delivery Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong public relations and networking skills Excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Additional Requirements Willingness to submit to oath of confidentiality Willingness to sign contract which acknowledges that information which is acquired about certain matters and things are confidential to Treaty 8 and which information is the exclusive property of Treaty 8. Submission Requirements In your proposal please provide An explanation of your interest in working with T8FNAB A brief description of your approach method and timeline to providing the services described above A brief biography highlighting your recent relevant experience and Your proposed remuneration rate. Proposals should not exceed 4 pages in length exclusive of cover letter cover page and resume or C.V. should you wish to include them. Please forward submission to Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta 18178 102 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T5S 1S7 Attention Dale Awasis Director of Education Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta Email CMartintreaty8.org Fax 780 484-1465 Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta T8FNAB Independent Contractor EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Town of Fort Smith has an opportunity for a highly qualified individual responsible for the imple- mentation of strategies projects and events that promote and strengthen the economy of Fort Smith. The incumbent will facilitate economic development planning and initiatives identify and foster commu- nity economic development opportunities secure funding for economic development activities and programs and promote the community in order to expand economic development opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree in marketing communications business administration or tourism management or a diploma with two years experience in marketing public relations or tourism promotion or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary Benefits Salary is Pay level 20 range from 64430.64 to 74304.88. The Town also provides a Northern Allowance of 7715.79 annually comprehensive health dental benefits and a pension plan provided by Northern Employees Benefits Services. Closing Date Monday November 16 2015 To view job descriptions please visit our website at www.fortsmith.ca Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Resumes may be kept on file for future consideration. Qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume to Director of Community Services Town of Fort Smith Box 147 174 McDougal Road Fort Smith NT X0E 0P0 Fax 867 872-8401 Email receptionfortsmith.ca Town of Fort Smith Economic Development Officer EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Town of Fort Smith has an opportunity for a seasoned and highly qualified individual to take on the role of Equipment Operator with the Towns Public Works Division. Reporting to the Works Supervisor the Equipment Operator will participate in the delivery of municipal services that are vital to the health and safety of the Town. Successful completion of a recognized heavy equipment operator training program is required as is a valid NWT Class Drivers License with air brake endorsement. Salary Benefits Pay Level 18 60992.38 to 70120.44 per year. The Town also provides a Northern Allowance of 7715.79 annually comprehensive health dental benefits and a pension plan provided by Northern Employees Benefits Services. Closing Date November 13 2015 To view job descriptions please visit our website at www.fortsmith.ca Qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume to Senior Administrative Officer Town of Fort Smith Box 147 174 McDougal Road Fort Smith NT X0E 0P0 Fax 867 872-8401 Email receptionfortsmith.ca Town of Fort Smith Equipment Operator REQUEST FOR TENDER Town of Fort Smith Equipment Tenders The Town of Fort Smith is requesting tenders for 2 150 Series Trucks Ford F150 Dodge 1500 Chevrolet Silverado GMC Sierra or similar 1 Compact Passenger Car Ford Fiesta Jeep Patriot Chevrolet Sonic or similar Quote on factory new and latest models only. All freight taxes labour shop costs and all other charges are to be included in quote. 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Far from arriving by SeaDoo in a wetsuit on Oct. 28 Nightingale stood in chest waders in the waters off Sunset Beach in an attempt to stir up interest in the aquarium and the work it has been doing in eastern Nunavut communities and now in Cambridge Bay where the new federally run Canadian High Arctic Research Station is being built. We dont mind at all calling what we did yesterday a stunt Nightingale said. We need to engage more people who dont give this a second thought. He told the Journal he wants people in southern Canada to visit the aquarium in per- son or online and realize they are connected to the northern ecosystem. The aquarium said in a press release some experts believe the Arctic home to 40 per cent of Canadas land mass and 70 per cent of its shorelines could be ice-free for the rst time in 2030. Our primary concern is the change the North is going through with warming of the climate he said. People dont have a clue about the Arctic Ocean they have no visceral or emotional sense of what it is. We want to grow the choir of people who are interested. AtthefacilityinVancouverthesecondphase of the aquariums expansion and revitalization will include the new Canadas Arctic Gallery where visitors will be immersed in the rapid changes impacting the Arctic and can learn how these environmental concerns are affect- ing southern Canada. The expansion will also providelargerhabitatsforbelugawhalesAurora andQilawhichwillalsohelpfosterscienticre- search and conservation efforts to help protect thespecieswhichhasbeendesignatedasnear threatened by the World Wildlife Federation. Traditional knowledge meets Western science The aquariums scientists are working to es- tablish baseline data with a research focus on near-shoreecologyandmarineanimalsinorder tobeabletotrackandcomparethechangesover time.Wedonthaveenoughbaselineinforma- tionNightingaleexplained.Thereneedstobe acombinationofhistorictraditionalknowledge andacombinationofsomeastuteefcientWest- ernscience.Somethingscanbemeasuredwith instruments but on some things our records are so spotty in terms of science its traditional knowledgethathelpscalibratethewholepicture. Forty-ve years after the Vancouver orga- nization rst studied the Arctic its scientists are today working on projects examining the impact of increased underwater noise from shipping trafc on beluga whales tracking changes to ocean conditions including the impact of increased freshwater in Canadas Arctic and mapping sea ice loss in order to make travel in the region safer. Its a micro-concern in the global picture but its part of assembling the bigger picture. The projects involve partnering with other organizations as well as Inuit communities youth and elders. The changes are broad changes in weather patternschangesintheicewhichdramatically affectsanimalstheecosystemandthepeoples who interact with the marine environment in summer and winter Nightingale said. This isntsomethingthatcanbedonewithabunchof scientistsridinginfromthesouth.Thereneeds to be a collaboration with some augmentation of scientic capacity by the aquarium. None of the work is being done in the North- west Territories but the science that comes out could be applicable there. We have done a bit of work in Tuktoyak- tuk over the years he said I expect as Inuvik and Tuk become more centres of research for example with the territorial research cen- tre in Inuvik I believe our work will spread there as well. Warming at twice the rate of the rest of the planet the Arctic is quickly losing its sea ice cover and glaciers are melting due to unprec- edented changes according to the aquarium but the effects will also be felt closer to home in urban cities. We are a part of these ecosystems Night- ingale said. If people down south think this doesnt involve them just wait 50 years and see what happens in sea-level rise. Vancouver Aquarium to highlight plight of Arctic ice PhotocourtesyofDr.ValeriaVergara A beluga whale in the waters of Cunningham Inlet on the northern shore of Somerset Island in Nunavut. The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is working to drum up interest in the Arctic among southern Canadians. 20 Wednesday November 4 2015 Hay River Ford Sales 30 Cars. 30 Days. 30 Winners30 Cars. 30 Days. 30 Winners30 Cars. 30 Days. 30 Winners Estimated 1 in 125 daily chances to win the purchase of your vehicle. 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sibilityforanyloststolendelayedillegibledamagedmisdirectedlateordestroyedRequestsallofwhicharevoid.4.ENTRYLIMITThereisalimitofone1EntryperpersonduringtheEntryPeriodregardlessofthemethodofentry.IfitisdiscoveredbytheSponsorusinganyevidenceorotherinformationmadeavailabletoorotherwisediscoveredbytheSponsorthatanypersonhasattemptedtoiobtainmorethanone1EntryduringtheEntryPeriodandoriiusemultiplenamesandoridentitiestoenterorotherwiseparticipateinordisruptthisContestthenheshemaybedisqualifiedfromtheContestinthesoleandabsolutediscretionoftheSponsor.TheReleasedPartiesdefinedbelowarenotresponsibleforlatelostmisdirecteddelayedincompleteorincompatibleEntriesallofwhicharevoid.5.VERIFICATIONAllEntriesRequestsEligiblePurchasesandentrantsaresubjecttoverificationatanytimeandforanyreason.TheSponsorreservestherightinitssole 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thepoolfromnextpriordayonwhichtherewereEligiblePurchaseswillbeusedandconsistsofachequepayabletotheconfirmedwinnerintheamountoftheEligiblePurchaseValueoftheEligiblePurchasedrawnasdescribedaboveandwillvarydependingontheEligiblePurchaseValueoftheEligiblePurchasedrawntodeterminethePrizevalue.EachPrizemustbeacceptedasawardedandisnottransferableorassignableexceptasmaybespecificallypermittedbySponsorinitssoleandabsolutediscretion.NosubstitutionsexceptatSponsorsoption.SponsorreservestherightinitssoleandabsolutediscretiontosubstituteanyPrizewithaprizeorprizesofequalorgreatervalue.7.WINNERSELECTIONONEWINNERPERDAYFOR30DAYSANDODDSOFWINNINGOneachdaybeginningonOctober13th2015andendingonNovember11th2015eachaDrawDateinEdmontonABatapproximately1000amMTone1eligibleentrantwillbeselectedby 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ifdisqualifiedwillforfeitallrightstotheapplicablePrizeandtheSponsorreservestherightinitssoleandabsolutediscretionandtimepermittingtorandomlyselectanalternateeligibleentrantfromamongtheremainingeligibleEntriesintheapplicableDrawinwhichcasetheforegoingprovisionsofthissectionshallapplytosuchnewlyselectedentrantwiththenecessaryamendments.9.WINNERCONFIRMATIONBEFOREBEINGDECLAREDACONFIRMEDPRIZEWINNEReachselectedentrantwillberequiredtoacorrectlyansweramathematicalskill-testingquestionwithoutmechanicalorotheraidandbsignandreturnwithinforty-eight48hoursofnotificationtheSponsorsdeclarationandreleaseformwhichamongotherthingsiconfirmseligibilityandcompliancewiththeseRulesiiacknowledgesacceptanceofthePrizeasawardediiireleasestheContestPartiesandeachoftheirrespectiveofficersdirectorsagentsrepresentativessuccessorsand assignscollectivelytheReleasedPartiesfromanyandallliabilityinconnectionwiththisContesthisherparticipationthereinandortheawardingandusemisuseoftheapplicablePrizeoranyportionthereofivagreestohavehisherphotoandorvideotakenwiththeEligibleVehiclethatcorrespondstotheapplicablePrizeeachaPhotoandVideoonadateandtimeandatalocationspecifiedbytheSponsorinconsultationwiththeselectedentrantvagreestothepublicationreproductionandorotheruseofhishernameaddressvoicestatementsabouttheContestandorPhotoandVideoorotherlikenesswithoutfurthernoticeorcompensationinanypublicitypromotionoradvertisementcarriedoutbyoronbehalfoftheSponsorinanymannerormediumwhatsoeverincludingprinttelevisionbroadcastortheinternetandviverifieshisorheridentityastheentranttothesolesatisfactionoftheSponsor.Ifaselectedentrantafailstocorrectlyanswertheskill-testing questionbfailstoreturntheproperlyexecutedContestdocumentswithinthespecifiedtimeccannotacceptorisunwillingtoacceptthePrizeasawardedforanyreasondisdeterminedtobeinviolationoftheseRulesallasdeterminedbytheSponsorinitssoleandabsolutediscretionandorefailstoverifyhisorheridentityastheentranttothesolesatisfactionoftheSponsorthenheshemayinthesoleandabsolutediscretionoftheSponsorbedisqualifiedandifdisqualifiedwillforfeitallrightstotheapplicablePrizeandtheSponsorreservestherightinitssoleandabsolutediscretionandtimepermittingtorandomlyselectanalternateeligibleentrantfromamongtheremainingeligibleEntriesintheapplicableDrawinwhichcasetheforegoingprovisionsofthissectionshallapplytosuchnewlyselectedentrantwiththenecessaryamendments.10.GENERALCONDITIONSAllEntriesincludingRequestsbecomethesolepropertyoftheSponsorandwillnotbe returned.ThisContestissubjecttoallapplicablefederalprovincialandmunicipallaws.ThedecisionsoftheSponsorwithrespecttoallaspectsofthisContestarefinalandbindingonallentrantswithoutrightofappeal.ByparticipatinginthisContestyouareagreeingtobelegallyboundbythetermsandconditionsoftheseRules.ANYONEDETERMINEDTOBEINVIOLATIONOFTHESERULESFORANYREASONISSUBJECTTODISQUALIFICATIONINTHESOLEANDABSOLUTEDISCRETIONOFTHESPONSORATANYTIME.TheReleasedPartieswillnotbeliableforthefailureofanyEntryRequestEligiblePurchaseorotherinformationtobereceivedcapturedorrecordedforanyreasonincludingweathermaildeliverydisruptionorunavailabilitytelephoneservicedisruptionorunavailabilitystrikeslockoutsoranylabourdisputeataParticipatingDealershiporotherorganizationorbusiness.Eachconfirmedprizewinnerissolelyresponsibleforreportingand payinganytaxesifapplicablerelatingtothereceiptofaPrize.TheSponsorreservestherighttowithdrawamendorsuspendthisContestortoamendtheseRulesinanywayintheeventofanerrorproblemtamperingunauthorizedinterventionfraudfailureoranyothercausethatinterfereswiththeproperconductoradministrationofthisContestascontemplatedbytheseRules.AnyattempttounderminethelegitimateoperationofthisContestinanywayasdeterminedbySponsorinitssoleandabsolutediscretionisaviolationofcriminalandcivillawsandshouldsuchanattemptbemadetheSponsorreservestherighttoseekremediesanddamagestothefullestextentpermittedbylaw.TheSponsorreservestherighttocancelamendorsuspendthisContestortoamendtheseRulesinanywaywithoutpriornoticeorobligationintheeventofanyaccidentprintingadministrativeorothererrorofanykindorforanyotherreasonwhatsoeverthatinthesolediscretionofthe SponsorisrequiredtopreservetheintegrityoftheContest.WithoutlimitingthegeneralityoftheforgoingtheSponsorreservestherightinitssoleandabsolutediscretiontoadministeranalternatetestofskillasitdeemsappropriatebasedonthecircumstancesandortocomplywithapplicablelaw.WithoutlimitingthepermissionstobegrantedtotheSponsorpursuanttoparagraph9oftheseRulesbyenteringthisContesteachentrantexpresslyconsentstotheSponsoritsagentsandorrepresentativesstoringsharingandusingthepersonalinformationsubmittedforthepurposeofadministeringtheContest.TheSponsorreservestherightandotherwisewithoutpriornoticetoadjustanyofthedatesandortimeframesstipulatedintheseRulestotheextentnecessaryforpurposesofverifyingcompliancebyanyentrantEntryRequestandorEligiblePurchasewiththeseRulesorasaresultofanytechnicalorotherproblemsorinlightofanyothercircumstanceswhichinthe opinionoftheSponsorinitssoleandabsolutediscretionaffecttheproperadministrationoftheContestascontemplatedintheseRulesorforanyotherreason.IntheeventofanydiscrepancyorinconsistencybetweenthetermsandconditionsoftheseRulesanddisclosuresorotherstatementscontainedinanyContest-relatedmaterialsincludingbutnotlimitedtopointofsaletelevisionprintoronlineadvertisingthetermsandconditionsoftheseRulesshallprevailgovernandcontroltothefullestextentpermittedbylaw.