Dress for success
Business and Business person of the year
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The Book Cellar owner Judith Drinnel accepted the 2014 NWT Chamber of Commerce award for Business of the Year last week during the chamber’s 2014 business conference and annual general meeting.
Her bookstore was selected as business of the year for her long-standing and ongoing commitment to Yellowknife, the NWT and literacy. The Book Cellar works with communities throughout the NWT, with programs like Flying Bookstores and Books in Homes in partnership with De Beers Canada.
Allison Camenzulli, creative director and partner in Kellett Communications was named business person of the year. The creative agency has locations in Yellowknife and Whitehorse.
Camenzulli is an active volunteer with Yellowknife’s Folk on the Rocks music festival, and has spent several years on the board of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.
Community Foundation taking grant applications
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The Yellowknife Community Foundation has announced that it is now taking grant and scholarship applications for 2014. The deadline for application is May 15.
Funding for several programs is available for students and others interested in the fine arts, performing arts, sport, recreation, language, trades, mining and other areas.
For more information visit www.yellowknifecommunityfoundation.ca.
Oil and gas industry now reports directly to NWT safety authority
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - On April 1, the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) became responsible for administering health and safety regulations surrounding all onshore oil and gas properties.
Existing regulations under the Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations remain in effect and are mirrored in the NWT’s Safety Act. But reporting requirements are now to be made to Judy Kainz, chief safety officer at the WSCC, or on the WSCC 24-hour incident reporting hotline at 1-800-661-0792.
Workplace incidents previously reportable to a regional safety officer must now be reported to the WSCC chief safety officer.