Omnibus bills reveal flaws in democracy

December 15, 2017 - Inuvik

It’s easy to visualize resource development in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. We can all picture the effects on the landscape, habitat and wildlife from industry operating in that area.

What’s harder to see is the cost of not taking action. That price is paid by many people and spread around the American population and beyond.

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ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓐᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᓯᑯᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ

December 11, 2017

ᐅᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇ ᓴᐅᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᐳᒻᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᓰᑦ ᓯᑯᐃᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᑭᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓐᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᓯᑯᖓ ᐃᔾᔪᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓲᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖃᐅᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐳᒻᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᕿᐱᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᑕᕆᐅᖅ ᐅᕿᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑭᐊᒃᑐᒥᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᓂᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᑯ ᐃᔾᔪᓕᕐᓇᖅᓵᓱᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᖏᕋᕕᒋᒋᐊᖅᓴᖅ ᐊᑯᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ.

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Get involved, talk to MLAs

December 10, 2017 - NWT

The Government of the Northwest Territories pulled a big surprise on our dead, isolated town. They came from across the territory to hold a two day meeting on “anti-poverty and housing.” GNWT made arrangements with the Hodgson Camp for accommodations. We were wondering: How come they didn’t let us know in advance? We would have done our best to visit and entertain them if we knew about the meeting. We missed a good opportunity.

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Adult bullying is no joke

December 9, 2017 - NWT

Good day, welcome to “Bullies, Part Two”. Did you know bullying is a learned behavior? Yep, often bullying has been learned at home from abuse or prejudice-based attitudes or the bully is currently or has been bullied in the past. They use bullying to help them cope with a stressful situation or because of jealousy or insecurity. Eschia!

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At least one line not to be crossed at all

November 26, 2017 - NWT

Friends, after four years of work on it and the contract signed, my memoirs will see the light of print, hopefully about a year from now, in October of 2018.

With the help of the NWT Arts Council and the Denendeh Development Corporation here is an excerpt, about the connection between the Nazi Holocaust and the Canadian residential schools.

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Officials miss out on reality of NWT

November 26, 2017

The Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway opening was splashed all over our Northern papers. They had a party and a half, even the new Governor General, Julie Payette was there, with the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett and our Premier, the Honorable Bob McLeod.

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Column: Seeing the tundra for the snow drifts

November 23, 2017 - Yellowknife

You know, sometimes it really pays to get away from where you live, just to be able to see the forest for the trees. I remember I first heard that saying – which essentially means to get too caught up with individual issues – when I was being interviewed for my first full-time media job way back in 1983.

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Editorial: Kennel quandry: a city-made mess

November 23, 2017 - Yellowknife

The howls of protest from recreational dog mushers over city plans to push them out of Kam Lake have been quieted for now but they will surely sound off yet again.

The granting of a two-year lease extension to the Yellowknife Dog Trotters Association by city council takes the heat off the city, but ensures the next group of councillors will have their hands full. It’s unfortunate because after 40 years sheltering their dogs at Kam Lake, the dog trotters deserve some certainty as do the people the city has convinced in recent years to build $1 million homes a stone’s throw away at Grace Lake South.

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