Friday, March 7, 2014
City seeks firefighters
The city is looking to fill the ranks of its paid-on-call (POC) firefighters, according to a news release. The Fire Division has 24 full-time firefighters, with 14 trained POC, but there's enough room to double that number, with space for 30 POC firefighters at the station.
The division is holding an information session on April 9 at the fire hall. Training takes place on weekends between April 26 and June 22.
- Daniel Campbell
New garbage days
A number of streets in the city will have their garbage picked up on a new day starting March 12. Franklin Trailer Court, Trails End Trailer Court and 41A Street will now have their garbage collected on Wednesdays. Those areas, located on the way to Old Town, used to have pickup on Tuesdays. According to the city, the change has been made to balance the number of houses served each garbage day.
- Daniel Campbell
Building permits down
The value of building permits throughout the Northwest Territories is down significantly from the same time last year, according to new figures released by Statistics Canada yesterday.
There was approximately $1.3 million in building permits issued in January, down a substantial 71.5 per cent from the same month the year before, when there was approximately $4.5 million in issued building permits.
Throughout Canada, the value of building permits was up by 21.9 per cent over the same time period.
- Graeme McNaughton
Canadian North wins awards
Canadian North was awarded both the Premier's Award of Distinction and the Eagle Feather Business Award of Distinction at a recent Alberta Chambers of Commerce Awards Gala in Edmonton.
The Eagle Feather Business Award of Distinction is presented to the aboriginal-owned enterprise that demonstrates outstanding achievement while incorporating entrepreneurial and cultural concepts into its business.
- Cody Punter