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Correction The photo caption on page 3 of the April 11 edition of News/North should have read from left to right are Joseph and Danny Bayha. News/North apologizes for any embarrassment or confusion the errors may have caused.

NEWS Briefs Candidates' forum at school A candidates' forum for the upcoming federal election will be held at Fort Providence's Deh Gah School on April 19. The school-sponsored event, which begins at 10 a.m., is to let students meet candidates, and will also be open to community members. Three candidates have committed to attend the forum – Western Arctic MP and NDP candidate Dennis Bevington, Liberal candidate Joe Handley and Eli Purchase of the Green Party. Conservative candidate Sandy Lee and Bonnie Dawson of the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada are unable to attend. – Paul Bickford

Alice Perrin shared her residential school experience and how she overcame it at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife on Saturday. Perrin was asked to speak at an event in Yellowknife as part of National Victim of Crime Awareness Week hosted by Yellowknife Victim Services Program. photo courtesy of Alice Perrin

Principal heading to Harvard Sophie Call, the principal of Ecole Boreale in Hay River, will be on leave next school year to attend Harvard University in Boston. Call will study for a master's of education in the mind, the brain and learning. The degree deals with the neuroscience of the learning process and cognition. Call said she is very excited to be chosen for the program. She also noted her ability to attend Harvard was greatly helped by financial assistance from the NWT Teachers' Association. – Paul Bickford

Telling her story Alice Perrin, a victim of the residential school system, speaks in Yellowknife by Katherine Hudson

Vote mob Youth between the ages of 18 and 30 are encouraged to assemble over the lunch hour at Yellowknife city hall Monday for a vote mob. The mob is being held during Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff's campaign barbeque. Vote mobs have been organized around the country to show political leaders that Canadian youth are voting in the May 2 federal election. The gathering is a non-partisan event, with the intention of demonstrating the power of the youth voice. – Nicole Veerman

Ice crossing closed The Mackenzie River ice crossing near Fort Providence closed for the season last Monday because of deteriorating road conditions. The closure was about five days earlier than the April 16 average. Every winter, there is about a one-month period where there is no road and no ferry crossing, but this year the Department of Transportation has predicted the opening of the ferry crossing will be delayed past its usual May 13 operation date. The delay is due to low and fluctuating water levels in Great Slave Lake. – Nicole Veerman

She said communication was a constant struggle, with nuns reading Somba K'e/Yellowknife prayer books in French and speaking A handkerchief soaked with tears, in Latin. a loneliness so strong it was palpable "When we first went there, they and a feeling of guilt that carved stripped us of our aboriginal clothes itself into her being were what Alice and then gave us a bath right away. Perrin said she took from her years at They put us in cold water and started residential schools. to wash us and pulled on our hair and No hugs were offered to the four- because I was crying, I got hit right year-old girl who found herself so away," she said. utterly alone in a residential school in "In order to have me stop talkFort Resolution in the ing my Dene language, 1950s. they'd hit me under the Alice Perrin found chin and sometimes I'd a way to ease the be biting my tongue at pain through words, the same time." through talking about She said these were her suffering. her first memories. She shared her She often cried story and how she because as a young girl overcame it in Yellowaway from her family, knife on Saturday, to she would be overconclude National Vicwhelmed by loneliness; tim of Crime Awareness Week at an instead of receiving comfort, the event hosted by Yellowknife Victim nuns would hit her. Services. "I guess they were trying to break Perrin was born on the north us in. It didn’t work. What I ended shore of Great Bear Lake, in Cam- up doing was crying quietly, without eron Bay, a community that is no a sound. My handkerchief would longer there. be soaking wet from crying all the She arrived at Saint Joseph's Indi- time." an Mission, a Roman Catholic resi"I was stuck there without going dential school in Fort Resolution, in home for 72 months. That’s six 1952 at the age of four. years," she said. She could speak Slavey when she She was torn away from her home entered the system, however when again and wound up in the residential the nuns could not communicate with school system for a total of 12 years, her, Perrin said they became "mean until 1964. She spent some time at and rough with us." Catholic Lapointe Hall in Fort SimpNorthern News Services

"They were trying to break us."

son and Akaitcho Hall, Yellowknife's vocational school. She said her chores as a young girl consisted of cleaning the stairway that exited the dining area. She said she would be bent down, using a dustpan and a brush. "A few times they pulled my ears and yelled at me and put my head right near the floor, pointing at two little hairs at the stairway that I had left there." She said the residential school students submitted to the punishment because they had no one to turn to for help. "We were in confinement. There was nobody around to protect us. They never gave us any hugs. No love, no compassion," she said. The students would have liked to have been spared the humiliation of having their sheets presented to the whole school after they wet the bed. Perrin would have liked protection from a man who touched her between the legs. She said as she grew up, she carried with her the immense shame of seeing what happened to her "sisters" – the girls at the school – and being unable to help.. "We didn’t want to let anybody know about it. It wasn’t our fault. It wasn’t our fault." Reflecting on her painful experiences, Perrin wrote a book – sometimes crying over her keyboard, sometimes needing her husband to hold her for support. It is titled "How

My Heart Shook Like a Drum" and it took her six years to complete. "It was a healing journey for me," said Perrin. Although she lives in Chelsea, Que., now, Perrin visited Yellowknife this past weekend where she spoke at the Explorer Hotel. "I hope that the residential school students, the former students, find a way to heal themselves. I would like to let them know that whatever happened to them in residential schools was not their fault. "When you're abused like that you really do have to deal with it. Cry, scream or yell – whatever you need to let it out in order to recognize and acknowledge that it happened and move toward harmony," she said. Marie Speakman, a worker at the Yellowknife Victim Services Program, recommended that Perrin come to speak. "I have gone through it myself," said Speakman of abuse. Speakman has been sober for 28 years. "It takes a long time to get to be where you are at. It doesn't happen overnight. "It's important to see the positiveness. Even if you've gone through the abuse, you can still make changes," she said. Perrin's talk comes right after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was in Yellowknife on Thursday, where others had the chance to share their experiences from residential schools.

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Front, Arnold McCullum, Ted Blondin, Freddy Greenland, and Georges Erasmus. Back Alexis Arrowmaker, Don Cardinal and George Blondin in Yellowknife in January 1982.

NWT students face many challenges Northern News Services

Friends, the matter of how well our First Nations students are doing in school has been on the table now for the last several years, which in itself says a lot about the commitment of our Department of Education to first recognize and acknowledge the problems involved and then to hopefully do something about it. As things now stand there is a lot of work to do here, with only 44 per cent of our aboriginal students graduat-

ing high school compared to 70 per cent of others. In all of the regions covered, so far in Yellowknife, the Sahtu, Tlicho, Deh Cho and just recently in the South Slave there seems to be an agreement that a lot of it has to do with early childhood education. There have been studies done before on including more of a Dene curriculum but with varying levels of success. On this one topic I would agree with Chief Roy Fabien when he said we are

in danger of losing our Dene culture and language entirely unless we have Dene immersion the way the French people do. Of course this all involves present government policy, but in our case it is also a matter of our treaty right to education. In any other place in southern Canada the money for the education for First Nations students goes directly to the individual band councils and then disbursed as needed. In the North, this same

money goes to the Government of the NWT's Department of Education. As a student I have to apply each year for my funding the same way anyone who has been in the North for only six months does, although the treaty clearly states that this is my right under law. Things being the way they are, though, we the Dene also have to opt for being heard as just another "special interest" group and have to deal with budget restrictions besides. A couple of years ago, filmmaker Raymond Yakeleya of Tulita brought forth the disturbing case of his nephew who couldn't get into the post-secondary program of education he wanted to

A MOUNTAIN View Antoine Mountain is a Dene artist and writer originally from Radilih Koe’/ Fort Good Hope. He can be reached at

take in Edmonton because the diploma he earned in the NWT was simply not good enough. All in all, I think students in the smaller communities face many more challenges today with the added temptations of drugs and alcohol and the resultant apathy of an uninspiring peer group. But there are exceptions, the ones who will go all the way with their schooling no matter what.

I have been taught to be that way myself, too; to keep going no matter what. As a student you have to deal with the lack of money to eat properly and the isolation from family and friends. But it is worth it and hopefully the people at the top, such as our Minister of Education Jackson Lafferty, will see wise to help implement some of these recommendations to help our students of the future. Mahsi, Thank you.


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Federal candidates weigh in on new Nutrition North Canada Liberals, NDP say program a disaster, no real saving for customers; Conservatives keen on working out kinks

by Andrew Livingstone Northern News Services


Nutrition North, the new incarnation of the Food Mail program, rolled out on April 1 and residents across the NWT have been making their opinions heard on whether or not the new program is helping to reduce the cost of food for people in remote communities. Since the program started, residents in Norman Wells have seen a dramatic increase in food demand, leading to rows of empty shelves, all for what one resident said were minimal savings. Due to increased cost in shipping and a mountain of new paperwork, specifically keeping track of every product that goes to each community monthly, grocery stores in Yellowknife and Winnipeg have cancelled their personal order programs, leaving hundreds of customers to rely on their local stores. With voters going to the

polls on May 2, News/North asked the five candidates vying for the Western ArcSandy tic seat their Lee thoughts on the $60 million program. NDP incumbent Dennis Bevington said no matter what community he visits, the complaints are all the same – residents are upset with the program and the added bureaucracy is forcing some grocers to get out of the personal order business. "They're very concerned about the supplies," he said, pointing to the lack of availability of fresh foods in some communities. "When the Conservatives brought in the Nutrition North program, we wanted people to still have personal orders. They agreed to have personal food orders, but it's not practical to do that now."

Conservative candidate Sandy Lee said the program, while still in its infancy, has Joe some issues that need to Handley be worked out, but added it's something that can work in the long run with some improvements. "We are hearing some transitional issues we need to address, so I will be working on that," she said, if elected to office. "That would be my focus should I be in there." Lee said the program's base funding has increased to $60 million from $40 million and hasn't been cut like Bevington said in a media interview last Wednesday. "This process is more transparent in that the savings will be shown and it'll be passed onto the consumers," she said. "Under the Food Mail program, Canada Post would get most of the money.

It was unclear who was getting the benefit of the subsidy. At the end of the day, once we work Bonnie out these wrin- Dawson kles, it will benefit the Northerners." Liberal candidate Joe Handley said the program is a complete disaster. He said the program was built from Ottawa down and the old program should come back into place until the government can do more consultation with community governments and residents to find a way to make it more effective and cost-saving. "I haven't heard one person say this is a good program," he said, adding restaurant owners in remote communities are feeling the same pinch and higher meal costs could be in the future. He cited the same problems about the program as

Bevington has – no real saving at grocery stores and the loss of personal orders. Eli "It's only a few pennies saved. Purchase People are saying it's costing us more now than it did before Nutrition North came in," he said. Bevington said the Conservatives "really missed the boat" and the program needs to be seriously reworked or even scrapped. "(Nutrition North) needs to change and it may have to be scrapped altogether or get rid of the regulations that are the result of this boondoggle," he said. "It's been poorly thought out for a such an important program. "We will have to identify where the problems are and how to fix them. We can't spend two years doing this, it needs to be fixed." Eli Purchase, candidate

for the Green Party, said the program needs to be monitored closely to make sure it's doing what Dennis it is set up to Bevington do – reduce the cost of living for residents and provide reasonablypriced, healthy food. "This program is supposed to be reducing the cost of groceries and everyday necessities for everyday people in isolated communities," he said. "This is something where we have to be really careful to ensure that this program is doing what it set out to do." Bonnie Dawson, candidate for the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, said her party doesn't have a specific stance in its platform on the issue of Nutrition North. However, on a personal level, she said the program needs major improvement.

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Kakisa grayling protection plan Fishers fear Deh Cho Bridge will increase access to the run by Roxanna Thompson Northern News Services

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Fishers who frequent the spring grayling run near Kakisa are worried the Deh Cho bridge will increase pressure on fish stocks. Mac Stark has been fishing the Kakisa River's annual grayling run since 1983 and in that time has only missed three years. Stark, who lives in Hay River, is one of the regular fly fishers who fish the annual run. These fishers have volunteered to do a creel count, or angler survey, to accurately record how many grayling and other species are caught during the run, where in the river they are caught and in the case of grayling, their size. The group started gathering data last year and will continue again this year. The purpose is to gather

information before the Deh Cho Bridge opens, said Stark. "The next five years, I think we're going to see a change with that bridge being opened," he said. Stark and other Kakisa River fly fishers are concerned that when the bridge opens anglers from Yellowknife will have road access to the annual grayling runs. The run generally beings around April 15, peaks the last week of the month and lasts into early May, he said. Normally fishers from Yellowknife miss the run because the Mackenzie River ice crossing is closed and the ferry hasn't opened yet. The only thing keeping them away from the run has been the cost of flying to Hay River, said Stark, adding a five-hour drive for a weekend of fishing won't be a barrier, he added. The number of fish taken

out of the Kakisa River isn't the concern so much as how they are handled, he said. The current regulations for Arctic grayling are one daily and one in possession. This means an angler can take one fish home a day but as long as they have that fish in their possession they can't take home another. The grayling caught and re-released have to be handled properly, said Stark. They need to be put back in the water as quickly as possible. The grayling are only in the river for their spawning run

and are easy to catch because they feed aggressively during that time. "It's exhausting for them," he said. Because of the run's short duration in the Kakisa River it could be damaged very easily, said Stark. What's at risk is a unique site. "We really want to see this preserved," said Stark The information gathered will be added to the creel count that is entering its third year in Kakisa. Kakisa has an aquatic monitoring program funded by

the federal Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program (AAROM). Due to the pressure from sport fishing, Kakisa has been focusing on gathering data, said Mike Low, the AAROM technical adviser for Dehcho First Nations. The creel count from the fly fishers will be an important piece of that data because the community monitor normally doesn't begin work until May, he said. "Having them out there is just really good for the river,"

said Low about Stark and his fellow sport anglers. The opening of the Deh Cho Bridge will increase the traffic on Highway 1 but Low said the regulations and the monitoring program should minimize the effects of increased fishing during the grayling run. If changes are noticed the monitoring plan could be adapted to focus on the area of concern or the data could be taken to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada so regulations can be changed at that level, Low said.

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Nutrition North Canada, the replacement for the old Food Mail program, designed to get healthier foods into the hands of Northerners has been met with criticism from customers and grocers who say the new program is not living up to expectations.

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Nutrition North hasn't fixed what was wrong with Food Mail Northern News Services

When the federal government announced it was launching a new plan to replace the Food Mail program, many were optimistic, hoping for more affordable nutritious foods in their communities. Instead, on April 1 the price of many healthful perishable foods dropped by an unimpressive five to seven per cent. Many Northerners are finding the overall cost of their groceries has increased, and many no longer have the option of avoiding local retail prices by ordering their own food from southern stores as paperwork headaches are causing those grocers to opt out of the program in droves. The old Food Mail program wasn't perfect. The same complaints people had about that program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the lack of transparency on the part of retailers and obstacles to personal orders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; continue with Nutrition North. More research should have been done to explain why prices are so high to begin with and that information should be used to fine tune the Food Mail program. In Yellowknife, a shopper can pick up four litres of milk for $4.99. During the Food Mail era, Canada Post could ship that four litre jug of milk, weighing approximately four kilograms, for 80 cents per kilogram to Norman Wells. That cost about $3.20 for each jug. That brings the price to about $8.19.

Part of the hype of the new system was there would be greater THE ISSUE: accountability on the part of retail)22'35,&(6 ers. We hope that is so, but we WE SAY: have not seen it yet. Stores must be forced to show Northern consumers :+(5( 67+($&&2817$%,/,7< line-by-line the breakdown of product cost -- base price, shipping cost, Keep in mind the shelf price of stocking and overhead mark-up, milk at a Yellowknife store already and profit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on subsidized items. includes the mark-up for overhead. That information is vital to targeting But, shoppers in Norman Wells the cause of high food prices and were paying $13.99 for that jug of truly making basic staples affordmilk. What was the reason for that able. extra $7.79 over and above the We asked the North West Comshipping cost? Is the cost of doing pany for this breakdown. The combusiness in remote stores that pany wouldn't tell us, saying it was high? Answer that question and "competitive information." you'd solve the dilemma of high Food security is at or near the top food prices in the North. of the list of pressing social issues In Norman Wells, that same in the NWT, Nunavut and in other quantity of milk is now $12.49 locations around the world as, we under Nutrition North Canada, a must also acknowledge, global food modest reduction. Pop and chips prices have been climbing steadily are still far more affordable. over the past several months. Back when Health Minister Leona Yet cheaper -- and less nutritious Aglukkaq was running for Nunavut -- food options can lead to obesity, MP in 2008, she campaigned on diabetes, rickets, and increase risk changing Food Mail. She told News/ factors for some forms of cancer. North, "Where's the subsidy? I don't The federal government has the see the subsidy. I'll use the pinechoice of either investing in Northapple as an example. It's bought for ern nutrition now or paying more $3.39 or something in Yellowknife. over the long term for our healthBy the time it hits the Taloyoak care bills. store, it's a $15 pineapple. So We need a solution. The fact food where is the subsidy going and how prices remain a burden on Northare the stores using that subsidy? I ern families is a black mark on the think they owe us an explanation." reputation of our nation and no govThey still do. And we're not geternment should allow the problem ting it from Nutrition North. to persist.

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who benefited from the program. Through training at Inuvik Works, the young man was able to procure employment and become a contributing part of the community – something she said he wouldn't have been able to do otherwise. Gordon said the Gwich'in Tribal Council, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and the town, along with the program committee, are working to restructure Inuvik Works to fit back into funding criteria with the hopes of getting it up and running again by summer. It's this effort to refocus the program that proves how important Inuvik Works is to helping those who are marginalized get the support they need to be a contributing part of society. By refocusing what Inuvik Works does, it will be more successful and help more people in the community. The loss of funding, while it puts a strain on the already successful program and the people it serves, is almost a blessing in disguise. Reinvention sometimes is needed to keep things fresh.

BEATS Running for community support Huge congratulations are in order for the organizers, volunteers and runners who helped raise more than $20,000 for the Inuvik Homeless Shelter this past week. Ultra marathon runner Alicja Barahona completed a 374-km run from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk and back, getting into Inuvik on Sunday at 4 p.m. with about a dozen local runners who completed the final 30 kilometres with her. The effort that went into raising the money goes to show how dedicated people in the community are to making Inuvik a better place for everyone. It's these kinds of events that show how passionate people are about this town and what they are willing to do to improve the overall quality of life for those who might be falling through the cracks. Kudos to all involved!

Protecting what's important

Northern News Services to Kakisa to cast a line. The list of potential effects the Deh More anglers will mean Cho Bridge will have on the region just more fish out of the keeps growing. water, which will add furWhile it's probably not in the forefront ther stress to the grayling of the minds of most people following that are already exhausted the Deh Cho Bridge saga, the from their health of the grayling run on spawning trip. the Kakisa River is yet another Some item the bridge could change. anglers believe Those who have thought about the grayling population and this consequence are the future runs could suffer as a ones closest to it – the people result, thereby damaging a of Kakisa and the group of world-class fishing site. What's anglers who fish the run each being done to prevent that from year. happening is a testament to While it may be hard for foresight and to the importance non-anglers to imagine, there of locally driven initiatives. are apparently a large number While most planners linked of fishers in Yellowknife and to the bridge and fishery regulathe surrounding area who have tions probably didn't think of been eying the spring grayling Kakisa River when construction run with covetous eyes. While with Roxanna Thompson on the bridge began, people in those farther north are still Kakisa and fly fishers did. Both waiting for the ice to melt off groups are doing their parts their lakes and rivers, anglers in Kakisa to protect something that is important to are enjoying free flowing water and hunthem. gry grayling that are eager to bite. Kakisa has been using the Aboriginal While the grayling are safe this year, Aquatic Resource and Oceans Managethe fear is that by next year when the Deh ment program (AAROM) to develop and Cho Bridge is open Yellowknife anglers fund a customized program that allows won't think twice about driving five hours them to track aquatic issues such as pres-


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Every community needs support programs for its residents. Whether it be support groups for addictions or work placement programs, communities are built around the foundation of being able to provide for their residents. The sudden close of the Inuvik with Andrew Livingstone Works program last week due to loss of funding, while said to be temporary, will be a blow to those who benefit from it – those who use the program and those who see the benefit. The program has been running for more than 10 years and has provided support to the community and its residents. Whether it be cleaning up garbage around town or helping with snow removal at an elders home, it provided a much-needed service. Not only did it help elders and keep the town clean, it also provided residents – single mothers, low income families, elders and the disabled – get the training or work they needed to live a normal life. Margaret Gordon, chairperson for the committee overseeing the program, gave the example of one individual in town

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BEATS sure from sport anglers. By using the program, Kakisa has already gathered two years worth of data about which types of fish are being taken out of the Kakisa River and the conditions in the river. This data will be supplemented by the creel count that a group of fly fishers have volunteered to undertake. The count will form a picture of what the grayling run looks like before the bridge opens. The information gathered between these two initiatives will allow both groups to determine if increased access to the site is having a detrimental effect on the grayling and give them a basis on which to demand changes to better protect the run. Kakisa River may prove to be a template for how other Deh Cho communities can use available resources and make partnerships in order to protect valued resources.

Just when it looks like spring, we get a good dump of snow as a reminder that winter’s grip is still strong. If it were not for technology giving the forecast, we would be in the dark to just accept the weather as is, similar to the wait-and-see of which politGONAEWO ical party will lead us into the Our way of life future. The result of the election could very well rest on the John B. Zoe is the acting executive director with the colour of the bouquet associTlicho government and a ated with one of Canada’s pol- former land claims negotiHe holds an honorary itical parties that will be tossed ator. doctorate of law. by the new princess following her royal wedding to Prince William at the end of April. Just before the election, many Christians will have celebrated Easter, a time of reflection and renewal. It is a time to shed old issues and be in tune with our Creator, self, others and the greater community. Canadians may very well vote with their souls, recently cleansed of judgment to decide which party will be proper to lead the country. One thing that is predictable is climate change and we know that the North will be the most affected; the fallout will be felt in small bites giving a false sense that things are still the same. The whole of the North, the cradle of the extraction business, will be joined with more land to explore with the recent denial by Canada to discontinue the subsurface protection of Edehzhie. Edehzhie is a candidate for protection and until the process is complete, an interim withdrawal of the sub-surface had been in place extended by a couple of renewals. In a surprise move, the minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada pulled the fundamental plug to drain the life out of the strategy. The description of Edehzhie described in the many years of research could very well be the North’s Serengeti. There could be no other candidate areas on the horizon that will be pushed for protection, especially with the present climate of decision-making by the higher ups. Edehzhie is the most significant candidate area for protection. Now that it is not moving ahead, we may have to resign ourselves to the fact that there will not be any areas set aside for protection in the near future. The fact that the federal government will modify the present northern regulatory processes by bending and stretching it without supposedly breaking it will be interesting. Turning the free-wheeling federal reins over to the government of the Northwest Territories for land and resources management by devolution does not give any more assurance for any form of development. There needs to be a balance to sustainable development and sites protected from development. All these big-ticket item decisions are made at levels not reached by individual Northerners. Elections can be defining moments when individuals vote to send the right message to who will represent the north in Ottawa.

NNSL WEB POLL HOW HAS THE NEW NUTRITION NORTH CANADA PROGRAM AFFECTED YOU SINCE IT STARTED ON APRIL 1. It is harder to get the groceries I need, especially healthy food.

42% My personal food orders have become more expensive.

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29% Have recent forums to discuss the pains caused by residential schools helped your healing process? Have your say at Poll results will be published in next Monday's News/North.

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BUSH: Another look at life in the North


Students in Fort Simpson's Bompas Elementary School were introduced to the art of eating healthy earlier this month.


Former ,QXYLN 'UXP HGLWRU .LUD &XUWLV KDG WKH opportunity to try muktuk during a community feast.


An Iglulik team won this year's bridge building competition hosted by Northwest Territories Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists.


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Federal candidates face off Western Arctic election forum held in Hay River

by Paul Bickford Northern News Services

Hay River

The NWT's first all-candidates forum for the upcoming federal election was held in Hay River last week. The five candidates in the Western Arctic riding appeared on April 14 before just under 100 people, who heard the politicians' views on a wide variety of topics. However, one recurring issue – driven by Conservative candidate Sandy Lee – was whether the NWT would be better served by an MP in the governing party, instead of current representative Dennis Bevington of the New Democratic Party. Lee thinks so, expressing confidence the Conservatives will likely form a majority government or at least a minor-

ity government after the May 2 election. "Having an MP in the NDP party is not helping us," she said. Lee said she likes Bevington as a person. "I don't want to attack him too much, but his record does not stand for his position that he puts the interest of the North before the interest of the party," she said. Bevington questioned how much influence a Conservative backbencher would have, noting a federal cabinet minister from Nunavut was unable to prevent federal cuts in the North. "Nobody tells me to be quiet, and I think that's something that everybody here should understand about the nature of Parliament and the (Prime Minister) Stephen

Harper government, which is the most dictatorial government that we have seen, especially with its own members," he said. Bevington noted he is rated fifth among MPs in voting against his own party, including on issues such as the gun registry. The most interesting interaction of the forum was between Lee and Liberal candidate Joe Handley. The former colleagues in the territorial government – Handley as premier and Lee who served as MLA at the time and then later as minister of Health and Social Services – exchanged pointed and sometimes humorous barbs.

"Nobody tells me to be quiet."


The Voice of Denendeh

Lee pointed out a proposed but ultimately abandoned change to supplementary health care that introduced a means test for non-aboriginal people was signed by Handley as premier. "Around the same time that you signed the bridge deal," she added, referring to the controversial Deh Cho Bridge over the Mackenzie River. That drew the biggest reaction of the evening – laughter and a smattering of applause from the audience. "We have to keep our pres-

entations factual," countered Handley, noting the GNWT gave the minister of Health and Social Services – Lee – the authority to check the impact of changes to supplementary health. Handley also took his own digs at Lee. "Unlike other parties, and one other party in particular, I wasn't anointed," he said, referring to Lee's controversial route to the Conservative nomination. The most interesting commitment of the evening came from Green Party candidate Eli Purchase, who noted the starting salary for an MP is $157,000 a year, while the average Northerner makes about $45,000 a year.

"So I'm promising that half of every pay cheque after taxes and half of every income tax refund I get goes to registered charities and community organizations in the Northwest Territories," Purchase said. Bonnie Dawson of the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada emphasized the link between animal cruelty and violence against humans, noting the NWT has the highest rate of violent and domestic crime in Canada. The forum, held at the community hall and sponsored by the Hay River Chamber of Commerce, touched on a number of other issues, including aboriginal self-government, economic development, devolution and support for seniors.

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A day at Mezi school Northern News Services

Whati/Lac La Martre

SCHOOL Feature by Guy Quenneville

With a population of about 500, Whati, resting on the banks of Lac La Martre, has only one school, Mezi Community School, named after Mezi Beaulieu, an elder who built a cabin in the area in the 1980s.

Grade 3 student Javen Nitsiza gets distracted during a Dogrib language class taught by Mary Adele Flunkie.

When News/North visited Whati on April 13, the school was bursting with activity thanks to a free book fair hosted by De Beers Canada and the Yellowknife Book Cellar. Here's a peek at what else was going on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in and out of the classroom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at Mezi that day.

Grade 5 student Myles Beaverho gets away from the rat race of life by immersing himself in The Hulk inside Mezi's cozy, quiet library.

Alan C. Moosenose stirs the pot of cream of squash soup during nutrition class.

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Community constable in Hay River Steve Beck part of first troop to graduate training in Regina

by Paul Bickford Northern News Services

Hay River

Hay River is getting the Northwest Territories' first and, for the time being, only aboriginal community constable, a new position created by the RCMP. The community's Steve Beck was among the first troop of aboriginal community constables to graduate on April 12 from the RCMP's training academy in Regina. Beck, 36, said it has always been his ambition to join the RCMP. "I think it's every kid's dream at some point, whether they admit it or not, to be a Mountie," he said, noting the force is respected around the world. As an aboriginal community constable, he will be an armed, uniformed officer with the rank of special constable. His focus will be crime prevention and reduction, and building relationships between the community and the RCMP.

STEVE BECK: Hay River resident graduates RCMP training to become the NWT's first aboriginal community constable. "It will be something different," he said. "Hopefully, we can make a change." Beck, who is of Metis heritage, is anxious to get to work at the Hay River RCMP detachment, beginning April 18. Bridging the gap Among his goals is to start bridging the gap between young people and the police.

Before joining the RCMP, he spent 17 years with the GNWT's Department of Justice, including the past 11 years as a deputy sheriff. In addition, he runs a trapping program to take young people on the land to experience a traditional lifestyle. Although he is a fullycertified police officer, Beck said his main priority will not be leading investigations. "They want to make sure that my priority is trying to stop the crime before it happens, as opposed to just reacting to it," he explained. Beck was among seven cadets to graduated as aboriginal community constables out of the 10 who started the training. The troop began training in November as part of a three-year pilot project. Beck is being welcomed by the Hay River detachment. "Having an aboriginal community constable at the post is definitely going to help," said Cpl. Robert Gal-

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Three young children from Fort Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; left to right, Finnlay Rutherford-Simon, Anais Aubrey-Smith and her brother Leif Aubrey-Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; go for an imaginary ride on a parked snowmobile at the Hay River Ski Club on April 9. The children and other family members were in Hay River to compete in ski races. lant. "It's going to help bridge the gap with aboriginal people." Gallant explained Beck will help other members of the detachment better understand aboriginal culture. The corporal called Beck a great person, noting his long service as a deputy sheriff and his family's involvement in dog racing and other traditional activities. It had originally been hoped three aboriginal community constables would have been coming to the NWT, specifically Fort Smith and Yellowknife along with Hay River. However, Cpl. Wes Heron, media relations officer with the RCMP's 'G' Division, said the two other NWT recruits

didn't complete the training in Regina, explaining that can happen for many reasons. Heron said that means the NWT will have only one aboriginal community constable for duration of the pilot project. "Steve is going to be a role model," the corporal said, adding Beck will also help with recruiting and as a contact with aboriginal groups. There is one other graduate from northern Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Adrian Pilakapsi of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Four graduates are from Manitoba, while another is from Alberta.

"Among other qualities, these cadets will bring to our organization linguistic, cultural and community skills and knowledge that go beyond those taught at depot," said RCMP Commissioner William Elliot in a news release, noting aboriginal communities identified the need for an alternate service delivery. The aboriginal community constables will enhance but not replace the work of general-duty constables and can provide tactical, enforcement and investigational support to other officers, if required.

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Inuvik to Tuk and back for $20,000 Marathon raises money for homeless shelter

by Andrew Livingstone Northern News Services


In the early morning hours Sunday, Alicja Barahona wondered if she would make it to the end of her long journey. The ultra marathon runner was 48 km outside of Inuvik, on the last leg of her 374-km trek from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, running to raise money for the Inuvik Homeless Shelter. Cynthia Wicks was with her at the time, supporting the runner during a dark and frigid morning – temperatures hovering around -35 C – as she faced the equivalent of her ninth full marathon in four days. "She said 'I don't know how I'm going to do this,'" Wicks said. "It's the first time I've seen someone get to that wall and hit those mental and physical challenges. It was hard for us because there was nothing we could do. It was scary. (She faced)

pure exhaustion and her blood sugar levels were dropping. She was just depleted of all energy." But Barahona, 57, was joined by about a dozen runners from Inuvik for her last 30 km and completed her journey Sunday afternoon, helping to raise more than $20,000 for the Inuvik Homeless Shelter in the process. For Wicks, organizer of the Arctic Challenge – who also ran approximately 60 km with Barahona from April 6 to 10, including those last 30 – it truly showed just how incredible the human spirit can be. "It's been amazing. It's changed a lot of people's lives, the inspiration and strength she's shown," Wicks said only moments after reaching the Inuvik Legion at 4 p.m. to celebrate with about two dozen residents and her fellow runners and volunteers. "To have the support of the community, it's been great." Runners hugged and

cheered upon arriving at the Legion, chanting Barahona's name as she came out of the support van that travelled with her for every kilometre she ran. For the Polish-born, New York-based Barahona it was a test of unimaginable endurance. For the 12 or so runners who joined Barahona to complete the final 30 km, it was an opportunity to be part of something special. Soura Rosen, who spent the final two days on the run supporting Barahona, said it was an inspiring moment to be a part of. "We'd all take turns running with her," she said of how the support crew took turns braving the cold weather to run with Barahona. "It was also really inspiring. You're watching this woman go, go, go, and you'd run with her for some time, and then get back in the car and you'd watch her and that's where it would get inspiring."

Alana Mero, town councillor and member of the Interagency Committee, said the goal of the shelter is to teach people how to overcome challenges in life and the run showed that overcoming large obstacles can be done. "We don't have the resources that people have down south and the challenges people face here can be more life-threatening here than elsewhere," she said. "Just as the run was very hard, for some in our community life is very hard. We want to teach people to get past the barriers that are there. It takes a rare person to run to Tuk and back. Thank you for giving us your heart and soul." Kathleen Selkirk, coordinator for the shelter, said she spent two days with Barahona on her trek and was in awe of the 57-year-old's determination to complete the run. "She was just killing herself for us," Selkirk said at

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Runners with the Inuvik Running Club brave frigid temperatures to complete the final 30 km of ultra marathon runner Alicja Barahona's quest to raise PRQH\IRUWKH,QXYLN+RPHOHVV6KHOWHU the celebration event. "She believed in our cause and it was amazing. "It's an amazing thing to see people coming together for the cause." Selkirk said the money raised will have immediate impact in keeping the shelter functioning. She said in the long run, it may have an even bigger impact because of the national and international attention the Arctic Challenge received. Wicks said there are plans

to make the run an annual event with hopes of attracting other ultra marathoners to the region to try their luck at Barahona's incredible achievement. "I think it shows a lot of people, it gives them hope," she said. "She's 57 and she's run almost 400 km and (the runners are) so inspired by that and it gives them the sense they can do anything. Most of us have just run the most we've ever done. It's an incredible feeling."

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Five-year-old Charlotte Buth, left, and her sister Sarah Buth, 7, were among the hockey players going door-to-door on April 10 for Hay River Minor Hockey's annual spring bottle drive.

Fort Smith joins 'Not Us!' Thebacha/Fort Smith Fort Smith is the latest NWT community to join the 'Not Us!' campaign against drugs and alcohol. 'Not Us!' is an initiative of the GNWT's Department of Justice. It provides funding and support for communities to promote drug-free, healthy lifestyles. The Fort Smith project will receive $10,000. The sponsored agency is the South Slave Divisional Education Council, and the initiative is supported by many other Fort Smith organizations. "With 'Not Us!', communities are taking a stand and telling drug dealers they are not welcome, and teaching our kids that using drugs and alcohol is not acceptable," said Justice Minister Jackson Lafferty in a news release. "Through strong partnerships, we are moving towards safer, healthier communities." Since the launch of 'Not Us!' in March of last year, the GNWT has funded campaigns in Hay River, Inuvik, Dettah and Ndilo. Several other communities are hoping to launch their own initiatives in the coming year. – Paul Bickford

Language program on reserve K'atlodeeche/Hay River Reserve Beginning in the fall, Aurora College will offer its aboriginal language and culture instructor program on the Hay River Reserve. The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is providing $300,000 to the college to cover program expenses. The college plans to deliver the program in partnership with K'atlodeeche First Nation and the South Slave Divisional Education Council. Graduates of the two-year diploma program on the Hay River Reserve will be eligible for certification to teach the South Slavey language and culture from kindergarten to Grade 12 in NWT schools. "It is our goal, under the Northwest Territories Strategy for Teacher Education, to increase the number of aboriginal language teachers in all regions of the NWT," stated Education, Culture and Employment Minister Jackson Lafferty in a news release. The program was offered for the first time in Behchoko in 2007. The development of an Inuvik-based program is also underway. – Paul Bickford

Elder activities Lli Goline/Norman Wells Elders in the community looking to get out for some exercise, good food and health education can do so for the next two Wednesdays, April 20 and 27 at the community hall.

Elders are welcome to attend Active Living at 11 a.m. which will be followed by a short health presentation. Rides are available from the local taxi company. – Andrew Livingstone

Trade show in Fort Smith Thebacha/Fort Smith The sixth annual Fort Smith Trade Show is set for the end of this month. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 30 at Centennial Arena. The event is a joint initiative of Thebacha Business Development Services, the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. – Paul Bickford

Science fair winners Aklavik Three of the 10 students from Aklavik's Moose Kerr School took home medals from the Beaufort-Delta Regional Science Fair on April 9. Alannis McKee, in Grade 9, took home second place in the junior division and was selected as a representative of the Mackenzie Delta at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Toronto from May 14 to 21. Two other students, Carly Sayers and Theiron John in Grade 10 took home first and third in the senior division for their projects. – Samantha Stokell

Rubber Boots Festival on its way Radilih Koe'/Fort Good Hope This year the Rubber Boots Festival will be split up over two weekends, to accommodate Holy Week – the sombre last week of Lent leading up to, but not including, Easter Sunday. Children and youth activities will be held on April 24 and 25 – Easter Sunday and Monday – and include an Easter egg hunt, snowshoe races, arrow shooting and lots of races such as three-legged, plank walk, piggy back, rubber boots, relay and gunny sack. Other games such as musical chairs and back push will be there for the kids to have fun too. The adult events will be held on April 29 and 30. Events for those over the age of 16 include a traditional tent set up and judging, snowshoe races, arrow shoot, axe throw and tea making. On April 30 there will be a traditional talent show with animal calling and jigging. – Samantha Stokell

Gwich'in Day in Fort McPhoo Tetlit 'Zheh/Fort McPherson On April 22 the hamlet of Fort McPherson will celebrate everything for the annual Gwich'in Day. Fun games and a cookout will be held to entertain the com-

munity and celebrate the day the Gwich'in signed their land claim. It'll be a big event, with games and activities for elders, children and adults. It'll start in the afternoon at the Charles Koe Building and go through the afternoon. Another goal this year for the event will be promote healthy living and traditional culture. There'll be door prizes and prizes for events held. The Gwich'in signed a land claim agreement with the federal and territorial governments on April 22, 1992, 71 years after Treaty 11 in 1921. – Samantha Stokell

Four-on-Four hockey tournament Paulatuk This past weekend, the community of Paulatuk was to gather at the Leonce Dehurtevent Arena for a Four-on-Four hockey tournament. Players were to submit their name and then the teams were to be formed randomly, by pulling names out of a hat. A skills competition was also scheduled to give players a chance to shine. The competition was to include fastest skater, puck handling, shooting accuracy and the shootout. The final games were to be held on April 17 and the winners will receive bragging rights. – Samantha Stokell

Community Corporation meeting Ulukhaktok/Holman The Ulukhaktok Community Corporation will meet on April 21 for its annual general meeting. The corporation is a division of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and has many goals and objectives. It sets criteria for membership, identifies active members of the corporation, governs matters of local concern, exercises control over any development activity, provides grants for the community and establishes hunter and trapper committees. – Samantha Stokell

Spring break for students Tetlit 'Zheh/Fort McPherson Students staying in Fort McPherson over their spring break will have a bounty of fun activities to choose from. School's out from April 18 to 26, and each day the recreation department will hold different activities to entertain the youth and children. There will be outdoor events such as pond hockey and sledding, as well as indoor fun like curling and movie nights. Food, of course, will be offered, including hotdog lunches or pizza. For more information, call the hamlet office. – Samantha Stokell

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Helping families grow Kathleen Roberts building better family relationships through literacy by Andrew Livingstone Northern News Services

Lli Goline/Norman Wells

For Kathleen Roberts, learning doesn't begin on the first day of school, it begins on the first day of life. The adult educator in Norman Wells, who moved to the community in January this year from Yellowknife, said the opportunity to put together a family literacy program in the Sahtu community was a chance for her to give back to her new community. Roberts is running a 13-week family literacy program every Sunday at the community literacy centre. She said the program is a chance for parents and guardians to connect with their little ones on the importance of literacy. "We try to address the many ways that families can learn together and parents and caregivers are the children's first and most important teachers," she said. "We try to focus on things you can do at home that are literacy activities, anything from writing to a grocery list together or writ-

ing a thank you note or going out on the land and learning about culture and traditional and cooking together." Roberts said they focus on activities that help promote literacy, like singing songs and reading books â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but also to provide parents with tools to help with reading and writing in the home. "It's a chance to help prepare children for school, too," she said. Through funding from the NWT Literacy Council, Roberts said a big focus of the program is to help make reading fun and "both parents and children learn to develop a love for reading rather than it being a threat. "Part of it is to enrich relationships in families through spending time with each other and parents become more interested in their own reading," she said. The program's first session was on April 9 with 13 participants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; five adults and eight children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; coming out to take advantage of the event. Roberts said parents get to take home books they read together with their children

"It's a chance to help prepare children."



Kathleen Roberts is a Norman Wells adult educator dedicated to improving the overall quality of literacy among families and young children. Roberts has organized a series of weekend literacy events at the community learning centre to help promote family literacy. during the day's programming. She said she includes a list of tips on how to bring literacy into every day activities at home. "For instance, the book was called on Mother's Lap and I included some sleep tips for every child," she said, adding they do songs and rhymes that relate to the theme. "I also

encourage parents to bring books from home that they read to their children to share with everyone." Roberts said it's been a while since there has been a literacy program in the community. Having done a program similar to this a year ago, she said it was a good opportunity to give back.

"It benefited the community and gave mothers and children a chance to socialize because sometimes you can feel very isolated as a caregiver," she said, adding parents can compare notes on caregiving and grow from that. "They have a chance to meet new friends and what I really like is when

dads can come. "I see this as a chance to do something to help the community and it's a need that I kind of picked up on here." For Roberts, she feels strongly that learning is a lifelong skill. "It begins from day one," she said. "It's why I'm doing this."

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Head over heels for Judo Fort Smith's Ryan Tourangeau, left, is instructed by Yellowknife's Mario DesForges, the president and head coach with the NWT Judo Association.

JUDO Feature by Paul Bickford Northern News Services

Hay River

The first gathering of NWT judo enthusiasts – instructors and learners – took place in Hay River this month. The April 8 to 10 camp at Ecole Boreale was held by the NWT Judo Association. It brought together about 40 young people and the NWT's four instructors known as sensei – two black belts and two brown belts. (Sensei is a Japanese word meaning

master or teacher.) The two black belts are Mario DesForges and Maxence Jaillet, both of Yellowknife. The two brown belts are Dean Harvey of Fort Simpson and Chantal Rioux of Yellowknife. The students came from Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Hay River. It is hoped the territorial judo gathering will become an annual event.

Chris Stipdonk of Fort Simpson throws Maxence Jaillet over his shoulder. Jaillet – a black belt and vicepresident of the NWT Judo Association – took repeated falls to teach the move's proper technique.

Six-year-old Mia Steinwand of Hay River does some warm-up exercises.

Dejah Clarke of Hay River practises a judo move.

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Making a house a home Monique Gagnier works in Wesclean's new section for home decor

by Paul Bickford Northern News Services

Hay River

Monique Gagnier helps her customers find that extra decorative touch to turn a house into a home. "It all ties together with the painting, the decorating, the pictures, the vases, the knickknacks," she said. "It all goes hand-in-hand." Since September, Gagnier has worked in the new home decor section of Hay River's Wesclean Northern Sales Ltd., which started out in the 1970s selling industrial cleaning supplies. "It's a new venture for me and it's a new line for Wesclean," she said of home decor, adding she is also responsible for residential flooring sales. Gagnier, a 36-year-old mother of two, is new to home decorating and flooring sales. Her previous job was as an office manager at an auto body company. "I just needed a change," she said, adding she has always been interested in home decor. Wesclean's new section features things like decorative vases, wall art, metal abstract art and wooden balls

for coffee tables. "It just adds that little extra touch to your home that maybe it's missing," Gagnier said. Wesclean president Brad Mapes offered Gagnier the opportunity to work at the company and she said she jumped all over it. At about the same time, Wesclean also launched a home decor section at its Yellowknife branch, Aurora Decorating Centre. Gagnier said this is the time of year when people think about freshening up their homes. "Everyone is so excited. It's spring," she said. "They want something fresh. They want something new in their house that's bright." Gagnier said she offers her own personal touch when helping customers, but always remembers that not everyone will like what she likes. "So you have to have a broader mind, because you're helping a wide array of people and not everyone has the same taste," she explained, adding she listens to what the customer wants and goes from there. Gagnier, who was born and raised in Hay River, said she enjoys working at Wesclean.


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Monique Gagnier has been working since September in the home decor and flooring section of Hay River's Wesclean Northern Sales Ltd. "Obviously, it's still new to me," she said. "I haven't even been here a year yet. It's something different and it's something that I'm very interested in, so my days go by really fast." She especially enjoys when customers come back and say they love the changes to their homes.

"It gives you a nice feeling knowing you can help them out and they feel good about that." Gagnier said the biggest challenge was learning about flooring products, which include things like hardwood, laminate, carpet, linoleum, ceramic tile and cork. As a homeowner, she knew

some things about flooring, she said. "But to get in there and be able to help your customers there's a lot of info that you need to research." While Gagnier is ready to talk home decor, flooring and curtains, customers often want to talk about something else â&#x20AC;&#x201C; curling. Gagnier competed four

times at The Scotties, the national women's curling championship, and other Canadian tournaments. "Curling was my life for years and years growing up. It's still a big part of my life, just not to the extent that it once was," she said, adding she is now a recreational curler.


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Helicopter voting for hunters: MLA Norman Yakeleya says election may be swayed by spring hunt

by Paul Bickford Northern News Services

Tulita/Fort Norman

Some aboriginal hunters in the NWT won't be casting ballots in the May 2 federal election because they will be out in the bush on traditional spring hunts. However, Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya is suggesting a solution for Elections Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a helicopter-borne polling station to go to the hunters. "Every vote counts and everybody has the right to participate in a democratic process such as voting for our representative to speak for us in Ottawa in the federal government," he said. "It's still not too late for Elections Canada to go around and have the people vote. It's nothing for them to fly to, for example, a camp out in Tulita called Willow Lake for the people to vote." Yakeleya said Elections Canada didn't properly take into account people going on the annual spring hunts. "This is very culturally insensitive to the aboriginal people and their cultures and traditions," he said. Yakeleya said, while chartering a helicopter would be

NORMAN YAKELEYA: Sahtu MLA says Elections Canada has been culturally insensitive by not taking into consideration traditional spring hunt. expensive, Elections Canada could chalk it up as a lesson learned. The MLA estimated 400 people, including about 150200 eligible voters, are heading to the spring hunt from the Sahtu communities of Tulita, Deline, Fort Good Hope, Colville Lake and Norman Wells. Of those hunters, he said a high percentage won't be able to vote because of the timing of advance polls and the election. In addition, he said spring

hunts occur in other regions of the NWT. Yakeleya believes enough hunters will not vote as to impact the election outcome. "So Elections Canada is somewhat in the driver's seat here in terms of determining who may be our next MP in Ottawa," he said. Yakeleya explained the spring hunt cannot be delayed because hunters travel by snowmobile and the snow is disappearing. The MLA himself will head out on the spring hunt in late April, but will vote before then. Eddy McPherson Jr. of Tulita will miss the election as he will be about 50 km outside the community on the spring hunt. McPherson, the president of the Fort Norman Metis Land and Financial Corporation, agrees with Yakeleya that Elections Canada should seek out the hunters' votes. "It's a big thing missing the election, but, if they had a system where they could say 'there were 20 voters or more, they should go out to these bush camps'," he said. McPherson, who was to head out on the land late last

week and not return until May 15, said most hunters stay about a month, while others spend a couple of weeks in the bush. While declining comment on specific situations, Elections Canada spokesperson Diane Benson explained there are a number of ways to vote in the electoral process. That includes dropping into the electoral office in Yellowknife to fill out a ballot, voting by mail by requesting a special ballot, and casting votes at advance polls or on election day. However, Yakeleya said the Elections Canada's mail-in process is unrealistic for communities in the Sahtu. "In theory it sounds like this is a good process," he said. "However, you know at times the mail to get to our communities sometimes takes a week." Plus, he said English is the second language for some of his constituents and they don't know the mail-in process. "No one has come around to explain it in their language." Benson said Elections Canada reaches people in different languages. "I do know that we do

provide voter information in 11 aboriginal languages," she said. Advance polls will take place in Inuvik, Norman Wells,

Yellowknife, Behchoko, Fort Simpson, Hay River and Fort Smith on April 22, 23 and 25, Benson added. "Those dates are actually set by law."

Roxanna Thompson/NNSL photo


Margaret Jumbo gives a last burst of power while trying to secure a fast time during the women's log sawing competition at the Ndu Tah Spring Carnival in Trout Lake last month.

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Inuvik singer-songwriter nominated for award

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NWT teams perform well at Balsillie Cup Page 30

Documenting a music legend's legacy Filmmakers aim to create documentary about the life of Kole Crook

North the way he saw it in his time," said filmmaker NWT Bob Ellison, who is co-proTEN YEARS after his tragic ducing and co-directing the GHDWK+D\5LYHUILGGOHU.ROH project along with filmmaker Crook's legacy has carried .HLWK0DF1HLOO on through the creation of "We're trying to rebuild WKH .ROH &URRN )LGGOH 6RFL- his life story, trying to get a ety and in the sense of where memories of he was and various people what he did he inspired and because during his he's not here short life. anymore we Now, two need to rely Northern filmon his friends, makers are in relatives and pre-production acquaintances of a documento tell us those tary that will tell Crook's stories." story from the perspective By the time he was of the people who knew him, \HDUVROG .ROH ZDV RQH played music with him or of the Northwest Territorwere touched by his genuine ies' best known fiddlers. On character. Dec. 31, 2001, Crook was "We're going to travel on his way to a New Year's where he travelled, we're going to try and show the Please see Known as, page 28 by Adrian Lysenko

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"We're trying to rebuild his life story."

ENTERTAINMENT Notes with Adrian Lysenko

Arts council appointed NWT Four Northwest Territories residents were appointed to the NWT Arts Council by Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty last Tuesday. 7KH\DUH0DUJDUHW1D]RQRI,QXYLN9LYLDQ(GJL0DQXHO of Fort Good Hope, Barb Tsetso of Fort Simpson, and Leela Gilday of Yellowknife. (VWDEOLVKHGLQWKHFRXQFLOH[LVWVWRSURPRWHWKH arts in the NWT. It makes recommendations to the minister on financial contributions to NWT residents for creative artistic projects.

Funding for literacy projects NWT The NWT Literacy Council is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 funding year for projects aimed at younger children. The projects must benefit pre-school children, up to the age of six, and their families. Funding will be given up to a maximum of $3,000 and can go toward more than one project. At least one person on the project must have family literacy training through the council. Applications can be submitted now and into next year, but projects must be completed by March 31, 2012 and a short report will be required as part of the funding agreement. For more information visit the NWT Literacy Council website. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Andrew Livingstone

The Gumboots are coming Hay River and Inuvik Yellowknife folk trio the Gumboots are going to be playing in Hay River and Inuvik this week. With a variety of musical instruments that include guitars, harmonicas, tin whistles, a mandolin, fiddle, recorder, accordion, bodhran, banjo, and occasionally the cello, the Gumboots perform and record original folk music focusing on Northern history. The trio will be playing at the Riverview Cineplex in Hay River on Thursday and at the Igloo Church (Our Lady of Victory) in Inuvik on Saturday. Tickets are available on the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre's website or at the door of the venues.

NNSL file photo

Filmmakers Bob Ellison and Keith MacNeill are in the pre-production phase of creating a documentary about the life and impact of the late Hay River fiddler Kole Crook (pictured).

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Singer songwriter nominated for award /HDQQH*RRVHVHWVVLJKWVRQ1DWLYH$PHULFDQ,QGLJHQRXV,PDJH$ZDUGIRUEHVWFRXQWU\DOEXP by Andrew Livingstone Northern News Services


SINGER SONGWRITER LEANNE GOOSE'S third studio album, Got You Covered, is getting recognition for its down-home country sound and was recently nominated for a Native American Indigenous Image Award for best country album. "I'm pretty proud, it was unexpected," Goose said. "You see the advertising come out for award shows and you don't really expect if you submit you'll be nominated. There is so much great talent out there and to be selected as one of the people to be nominated, I'm quite happy and very proud." Goose grew as a musician by playing at community events like the annual Muskrat Jamboree and Northern talent shows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; essentially any event where musicians were asked to perform. Got You Covered is an album for all the people that have been there to support her through her career, she said. She felt compelled to return to her country roots after releasing Anywhere, her first full-length

album. She described that album as a full-on rock album that garQHUHGKHUPRUHWKDQDKDOIGR]HQ nominations at the 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards. "I got a lot of e-mails and comments from people who wanted to hear the old country songs and they started to give me lists of the songs they wanted to hear when I played shows," she said, adding eight of the tracks on Got You Covered were the most requested songs by her fans. "You have to go back and acknowledge the people who got you here. Got You Covered is a tribute to home and my friends and family and supporters, and I wouldn't be able to do what I'm doing today if it wasn't for them. "It's those connections I can never forget and I'm eternally grateful for." With the success of her most recent album, Goose is already planning her next release. She was recently busy writing a tune about her mother's residential school experiences in the late V "She told me the story about

when the plane came to get her," she said. "I had the first line and then I had the second and then I had 12 lines. Goose said her song ideas stew in her mind, something clicks and then it pours out onto paper. "It'll start with something, I'll hear coffee perking or the phone will ring or someone will say something and it'll have a rhythm to it," she said of her song-writing inspiration. The yet-to-be-titled album posed a chance for her to return to writing after spending some time living in Winnipeg, where she took music lessons and searched for more exposure. "It's different when you live up here," she said. "There is a lot of homegrown talent. To move into a bigger arena and you're in competition for gigs and you're trying to make sure you get airplay and exposure and you're making enough money to put bread on the table, it's a hard go. "I wanted to get back to writing. I've been home for a year and I've got three songs that I feel are strong and I've got five or six in

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Singer-songwriter Leanne Goose has been nominated for a  1DWLYH $PHULFDQ ,QGLJHQRXV ,PDJH $ZDUG LQ WKH FDWegory for Outstanding Country Album. the works and hope to have the new album recorded sometime in the fall." Goose is hoping to attend the awards ceremony in Albuquerque,

New Mexico, on April 29 and is fundraising towards it. "It's an expensive trip to make so I'm hoping I can raise enough money to go," she said.

Known as 'an old person in a young person's body' FDPH DFURVV D .ROH &URRN )LGGOH Camp in Fort Providence while Eve performance in Norman Wells travelling across the North produwhen the plane he was travel- cing Our Dene Elders with Native ling in crashed into a steep ridge Communications Society. NLORPHWUHVVRXWKRI)RUW*RRG "You see both sides of life in Hope. the North and sometimes when , KDG PHW .ROH LQ WKH VXP- you see something this positive it's mer of 2001 and been really pretty overwhelming," said Ellison. impressed. I was really blown away "I walked in on a orchestra in by his mastery of music then and a school in Fort Providence and it was quite shocked, like everyone was incredible." else, six months later (when he Later, the filmmaker died)," said MacNeill. approached MacNeill with the idea The idea of the documentary for the documentary. started in 2007 when Ellison "Bob first told me about his Documenting, from page 27

idea, told me about all the differHQW SHRSOH ZKR KDG D .ROH VWRU\ and all the different, really great moments that people remembered about him and the really positive way he had touched a lot of people's lives," said MacNeill. "This was exactly the kind of idea that I was really interested in pursuing." From communities like Fort Good Hope, Deline, Hay River, Fort Smith, Inuvik and all the way to the east coast of Canada the filmmakers found someone who had a story about Crook's

positive influence on their life. "The thing that has struck me is, with every person we have talked to, we discover another person who has a story or another person who has a great memory of .ROHVDLG0DF1HLOO+HZDVZHOO known among people all over the North as an old person in a young person's body, and that says a lot to me about the values the guy had, his respect for traditional beliefs, his respect for elders and his maturity and the way he could reach out and help people." MacNeill and Ellison are still

in the research, fundraising and planning phase of the project and hope to begin filming this spring through to the summer and fall. They are also still looking for more stories. "We are really encouraging anybody who has a picture, a video, a sound recording, a memory, a story, anything they want to share DERXWNQRZLQJ.ROHDQGWKHHIIHFW he had on people and the music, but also just the warmth and the friendship," said MacNeill. The filmmakers can be contacted at

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Communities win big at Balsillie Cup Hay River and Fort Simpson grab titles at annual oldtimers hockey tournament

by James McCarthy Northern News Services

Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The Hay River Rusty Blades and the Fort Simpson Sub-Arctic Eagles made the trip to Yellowknife worthwhile. Both teams came away from the 28th annual Canadian North Balsillie Cup in Yellowknife on April 10 with titles in their back pockets. The Rusty Blades managed to knock off Yel lowk n i feâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coldwell Banker Blades by a score of 5-2, while the Eagles defeated the Hay River Rusty Blades Ds in the B division championship final, 6-3. Hay River goaltender Marc Miltenberger said the score wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really indicative of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was good, tough hock-

ey,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got down in the first three minutes but came back and got it done.â&#x20AC;? Indeed, the Rusty Blades were behind 2-0 after the first three minutes of the game but managed to fight back and score five unanswered markers to seal the deal. Miltenberger said the plan was to key in on two of the Bladesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; better players and ensure they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have room to move. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rob Redshaw and John Kelly are two of the better players from the (Yellowknife) league and we planned for that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We planned to cover those guys off and once we managed to do that, the rest was just playing good, hard hockey.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles were a mixed

"It was good, tough hockey."

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SPORTS Check with James McCarthy e-mail:

Fishing for votes NWT The NWT is right in the thick of things when it comes to the World Fishing Network's search for the "Ultimate Fishing Town" in Canada. Three NWT communities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yellowknife, Lutsel K'e and Deline â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are on this year's list for the North region and Lutsel K'e is currently the top NWT community as of press time with 18 votes. Yellowknife and Deline are well back of the leaders. Iqaluit presently sits as the top Northern community. You can vote by visiting the World Fishing Network website. Should your chosen community receive enough votes to be declared one of the top three towns in the North region, it will face the top 20 towns in the final round of voting, which begins on May 10. The winning town will receive a $25,000 donation for fishing-related causes in the town, 10 WaveSpin reels and a feature about the town on the World Fishing Network.

Sarah Daitch one of the best Thebacha/Fort Smith Sarah Daitch had a great season and her efforts were recognized by Cross Country Canada earlier this month. The governing body for cross-country skiing released its final standings for the 2010-2011 season on April 6 and the Fort Smith native was the fourth best skier in the Haywood FIS Series, featuring skiers from across Canada and parts of the United States. The series included sprint, middle and long-distance races. Daitch was also fifth overall in the Teck Sprint Series.

Soccer teams lining up Somba K'e/Yellowknife The 2011 edition of Junior Super Soccer is coming up fast and teams are already beginning to line up for the big weekend. This year's tournament will take place from April 28 to May 1 and 17 teams from both the NWT and Nunavut have already confirmed their attendance as of press time. The NWT teams include entries from Inuvik and Lutsel K'e along with the Yellowknife schools, as well as Baker Lake, Taloyoak, Iglulik, Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet from Nunavut.

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Fast and female in the NWT Almost four dozen young skiers get chance to attend girls-only camp by James McCarthy Northern News Services

Lli Goline/Norman Wells

It was a skiing camp just for the girls in Norman Wells. The Sahtu community hosted the second annual Fast and Female ski camp, which wrapped up April 10. A total of 46 girls from around the NWT got the chance to improve their skiing and life skills under the watchful eye of NWT crosscountry skiing star Sarah Daitch and legendary NWT skier Sharon Firth, both of whom served as ambassadors for this year's camp. Daitch said it was a chance for girls between the ages of nine and 19 to come together and ski in a non-competitive environment. "We wanted to promote friendship between everyone, have everyone meet new people and collaborate together on being active and healthy," she said. While skiing was the main focus of the weekend, there were also workshops on leadership and life skills, video presentations and talks with Firth and even some non-skiing workouts involving gymnastics from instructor Desiree Gautreau from NWT Gymnastics and a Zumba workout courtesy of instructor Tara Newbigging. "The motto of our camp this year was 'Empower-

ment Through Sport,'" said Daitch. "We wanted the girls to experience and try all sorts of new things. We even had some biathlon work and the girls really took to that." The camp was brought to the Sahtu to allow more girls from the Northern portion of the territory to take part, including Colville Lake. The community was able to send six girls to this year's camp their chaperone, Marie LaForme, a teacher at Colville Lake School. She said the girls were extremely excited about going, especially before the flight out. "They had made calendars a couple of weeks before leaving and they were marking off the days," she said. "There's not a lot of opportunity to get out and do events like this and it was exciting for them. They really enjoyed the biathlon part." Perhaps the most impressive part of the camp itself was the cost, or lack thereof. None of the girls had to pay anything out of pocket to get to the camp and Daitch said it took a lot of work to pull that off. "We had to do a lot of fundraising, but we wanted

everyone to be able to take part in this," she said. LaForme was also happy about the no-fee deal, saying she didn't know if there would be as many girls who would have gone. "Maybe two or three, but I know Sarah did a lot of work to make sure as many people got the chance to go," she said. There has been some discussion about where next year's camp will be, with the frontrunners being either Hay River or Inuvik, but Daitch said she wants to see it continue for a long time. "It's so inspiring to see all of these girls come together," she said. "I don't want to stop doing this." The bug has also hit the Colville Lake gang as LaForme said the camp has given the community something to look forward to. "Everyone in the community was asking how they did when they got back," she said. "It just gave us a lot of positive energy and there's even two girls who say they're planning on trying out for the Arctic Winter Games next year because they saw some athletes who have inspired them and I'm excited about that."

"It's so inspiring."

photo courtesy of Sarah Daitch

Fast and Female ambassador Sharon Firth, left, shares some laughs with Ruth Hanthorn of Fort McPherson during the second edition of the all-girls skiLQJFDPSLQ1RUPDQ:HOOVRQ$SULO



Eldon likes basketball because of the SRVLWLYHLQテ々HQFHLWKDVKDGRQKLVOLIH "It's let me do great things and it's helped me to become a better person in life," he said. Eldon said he prefers watching college basketball over the professional ranks.

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sports & recreation

Jacques Lemaire retires again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for now And why Marty Turco could have a new career in sports wagering Northern News Services four-wheeled vehicle on May 29, r+BDRVFT-FNBJSFIBTDBMMFEJU which currently stands at 302 feet. a career, again, following the New The plan is to have a masked driver Jersey Devils' failure to reach the speed down a 90-foot ramp, built on post-season. Not that he didn't try a 10-story door and leap across the because the Devils were on a roll, track's infield. This is disaster waitbut just ran out of time. Of course, ing to happen. this isn't the first time Lemaire r:PVLOFXJOUIFBHFPGDBNFSB almost rescued the Devphones, fax machines and ils from misery and it's dial-up modems, this was only a matter of time about to happen. Trading before he's called on card company Panini has again. Bets on a Janucome out with the world's ary return next season, first video trading card anyone? and they will feature NBA r8BUDIJOHUIF.BTplayers such as Blake ters golf tournament last Griffin, among others. weekend, did anyone Just like video killed the get the feeling Rory radio star, video has just McIlroy's Sunday brain killed the trading card. fart was a mirror image r1SPGFTTJPOBMBUIMFUFT of Greg Norman's epic aren't the sharpest tools in 1996 collapse? Boy, it the shed, as we all know, with James McCarthy was painful to watch, but you would think they but he's only 21 and he'll would at least get this get lots of chances to right. Green Bay Packers make it right in the future. Speaking linebacker Clay Matthews on his of the Masters, was it only me or is Twitter account on the final day of it painful to hear the commentators the Masters: talk about the scenery more than the "Tiger, the gold jacket's yours... tournament itself? Yes, the Augusta McIlroy's gonna choke!!" National course is pretty, but I'm Too much "Happy Gilmore" watching for golf, not azaleas. watching, I see. r)FSFhTBSFBTPOUPXBUDI r%JEZPVSFBEBCPVUIPX the Indianapolis 500: Team Hot Marty Turco was betting some fan Wheels, a new stunt driving team, is in Montreal last week? Yeah, the planning on breaking a world record Chicago Blackhawks goaltender, for the longest distance jump in a who hasn't played in a game since


February, decided to take on a fan who bet him five bucks the 'Hawks wouldn't score in the first period. He won, then went double or nothing on the next goal, won again. Triple or nothing? Winner again, but no luck in overtime as the odds went to 5 to 1 and he paid out the fan. Good, clean fun, I say. He ain't no Pete Rose, though. r)FSFhTTPNFUIJOH*QVMMFEPVU of my rear end: Just read about how the Dayton Dragons minor league

baseball team is planning on breaking the American pro sports record for the most consecutive sellouts at 814 this season, even after losing 24 straight at home last season. Either they have the best fans in the world or Dayton really is a town with nothing else better to do. r4FQBSBUFEBUCJSUIHPMGFS Alvaro Quiros and Borat. r"OEGJOBMMZ BOPUIFSJOTUBMMNFOU of "Good Idea, Bad Idea". Good idea: Manny Ramirez call-

ing it a career in baseball. Bad idea: Manny Ramirez calling it a career in baseball. If ever there was one person who could command an audience for doing absolutely nothing, it was Ramirez. Forget the Barry Bonds stuff. All Ramirez had to do was open his mouth and you were guaranteed entertainment. Oh well, see you, Manny. Just not in Cooperstown. Until next time, folks...

Fort Simpson comeback Communities, from page 30

bag, with players coming from Fort Simpson, Fort Providence and four other communities, organized by Fort Simpsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Squirrel. He said it took a while to get their legs going, but it all worked out in the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys were out there to have fun, winning was a bonus,â&#x20AC;? he said. The record for the Eagles was even at one win and one loss following round-robin play. Thanks to a superior goal differential of exactly one, the Eagles were the

top team in the D division and met Hay River in the final. Down 2-1, things were looking grim for Fort Simpson at the halfway point of the final. The team, however, rallied back to score five more goals in the second period to win 6-3. Fort Simpson had outskated and outshot Hay River for three periods but the Rusty Blades had a good goalie. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until the last period of the final the goals started getting around him, Squirrel said. Inuvik was the lone non-Yellowknife squad in the A division and

"The guys were out there to have fun."

managed to finish third overall. One thing Miltenberger was happy to see was the relaxed style of officiating. He said having a couple of young referees letting the players play was a big deal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got to play that old-time sort of hockey and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bonus,â&#x20AC;? he said. As much as the hockey is the most important part, Miltenberger said being around fellow hockey players for a weekend of tournament play is the big thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of an occasion for us as opposed to a tournament now,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the nice thing about oldtimers hockey. You get to see old friends, you get great hospitality and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just great fun.â&#x20AC;?

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Course to help residents manage money De Beers' online program discusses budgeting, saving and debt management by Guy Quenneville Northern News Services

Whati/Lac La Martre

There's money in diamond mining; the challenge is making it last. That's the impetus behind a new online course on money management De Beers Canada launched in Whati last week. The interactive tool, called Your Money Matters, was developed by British Columbia-based Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT), a non-profit association of community-based trainers, and is licensed by De Beers, owner of the Snap Lake diamond mine, for use

in Whati, Gameti, Wekweeti, Behchoko, Ndilo, Dettah and Lutsel Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;e. Made up of five modules, Your Money Matters takes users through the process of reading pay stubs, banking, managing debt, budgeting and saving â&#x20AC;&#x201C; crucial skills in a territory where underground miners living in remote communities can make as much as $100,000 a year but face steep living costs. "This is long in coming and we're kind of excited about it," said Alfonz Nitsiza, chief of Whati, a community of about 500 people where more than Please see Earnings, page 35


Discovery Air launches Discovery Air Innovations Somba K'e/Yellowknife Discovery Air is launching a new company to identify innovative business opportunities for the company and its subsidiaries. Discovery Air Innovations will seek out opportunities for Discovery Air's subsidiaries Air Tindi, Great Slave Helicopters and Discovery Mining Services to provide speciality aviation services such as military training, forest fire management, utility and charter services. "One thing Discovery Air is trying to do is expand the current services we are providing in the regions," said Sheila Venman, investor relations spokesperson for Discovery Air. "So if we identify something that we feel would fit for one of our companies, we would have them deliver it. If it doesn't fit with one of them, we will look at starting a company to provide it," said Venman.

Frobuild under new management team Iqaluit The Qikitaaluk Corporation and Nunasi Corporation announced Tuesday that they have hired Northern Industrial Sales (NIS) to manage Iqaluit-based Frobuild Construction. "We had a couple of rough years trying to rebuild our company, so we decided to bring in NIS as a new management team because they have a lot of experience operating in the North and have a good history," said Chris West, president of Frobuild Construction. "I am excited about this opportunity. Having them on board will freshen up business and they have the experience to help rebuild confidence from our consumers," said West. Frobuild is a lumber and hardware-retail outlet jointly owned by Nunasi and the Qikitaaluk Corporation since 2006.

Shear to visit Cambridge Bay Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay Representatives from Shear Minerals, who recently purchased the Jericho Diamond Mine, will be visiting Cambridge Bay tomorrow to consult with members of the community about the project. "This is part of our ongoing presence in the community. It gives us a chance to meet with the people, update them on the project and hear their ideas and concerns," said Pamela Strand, president of Shear Minerals, who will be among the representatives visiting the community. Shear Minerals purchased the mine in July 2010 after the previous owners Tahera Diamonds ran into financial and operating problems.

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Dennis Camsell, a Whati resident who works at BHP Billiton's Ekati Diamond Mine, said many residents of Whati gamble away the money they make working at the territory's diamond mines.

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New centre to help new entrepreneurs Multipurpose building will include business incubator, tourism training centre by Kevin Allerston Northern News Services


Carrefour Nunavut is in the final planning stages for a facility it hopes will help new entrepreneurs and people wanting to enter the territory's tourism sector. In January, Carrefour Nunavut announced it received $140,000 in funding from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) to support the planning and design of a new multiservice centre slated to be built in Iqaluit. The 40,000-square-foot facility would be spread over four floors and would include a conference centre, a training centre and what they are calling a business incubator. "One thing we felt we needed is a space where new businesses can get started and get a foot in the door," said Daniel Cuerrier, director general of Carrefour Nunavut. "It doesn't matter if they are francophone or not, we want to help support all entrepreneurs." He said the business incubator will be a place where new businesses can access basic services like legal, reception and accounting services while paying a low

rent for office space. "You know, office space is outrageously expensive in Iqaluit, and we know how frustrating it can be for entrepreneurs operating from a home office. So we wanted to do this to give businesses a chance to get started," said Cuerrier. Tourism training The multipurpose centre will also include a tourism training centre to help people in the region learn the basics of the tourism services industry. "We previously had been inviting tourists to stay in local Inuit homes so that they can get the full experience of our cultural events. From there, we decided we wanted to improve on the training side of things which is where we got the idea for this training centre," said Cuerrier. "We will start them off with the basics of the tourism sector and from there they can decide if they would like to study it further at the college." Cuerrier said the next step is to find a company who can handle the construction and design for the facility, which he estimates will cost from $18 million to $20 million to construct. "The next step is to partner with a construction company

that will set it up," said Cuerrier. "In the North things can take time, but hopefully we will have it built in the next two years." Cuerrier said Carrefour Nunavut had three design plans for the facility, but they didn't match their vision and were scrapped. "We want it to be a landmark in the community and draw attention. We are also wanting it to be carbon neutral," said Cuerrier. Hal Timar, executive director of the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce, said he supports the idea of a tourism training centre. "Tourism is an important pillar of our economy and it's an area with tremendous potential, so anything more that can be done to support the industry is great," said Timar. However, he said the facility should be a part of a larger strategy. "With the business incubator, I hope it is a part of a larger strategy. The danger is that if they get used to working in a situation with lower overhead costs that that is the only way they are viable. So it is important that they evaluate the business and its prospect for growth," said Timar."

photo courtesy of Carrefour Nunavut

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Tax filing deadline Northern News Services

Apparently, we can move awfully fast if we want to. I once heard of a gentleman who moves faster than time itself! His son, who hangs around with my son, bragged his dad can do just that. This is how he explained it: “My Dad can move super fast. He goes to work every day and when he leaves his office at five, he gets home at 4:30!” And then there are those of you who move like molasses when it comes to filing your personal tax return. So please note this: Monday, May 2 is your tax filing deadline if you have not filed your 2010 tax return. The normal deadline is April 30 and since that day falls on the weekend, the deadline is extended to the next working day – Monday, May 2. You may be living precariously if you have not filed your 2010 tax return or plan to miss the deadline. You will be charged late-filing penalties if you owe taxes and you file late. I don’t mean to scare you so here is the good news first. There are no late-filing penalties if you don’t owe taxes because these penalties only apply to taxes owing.

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Therefore, there are no late-filing per cent). A five per cent penalty penalties if you expect a refund or is cheap but that’s just the warm have no taxes owing by the deadup. The penalty grows by one per line. cent for each additional month you Nonetheless, even are late. The penalty is if you expect a refund, six per cent if you file in you should file on time June and 12 per cent by to avoid other potenDecember. It tops out at tial tax traps. Here’s 17 per cent – thankfully an example. Do you – even if you late-file own foreign property beyond the 12 months with a cost greater period. than $100,000 (Google And it gets worse. ‘T1135’ or read TaxThe penalty more Break, April 11, 2010)? than doubles if you are If you do, you must a repeat late-filer, which Wong, CGA, CFP is a file an additional Form Andy simply means you have tax consultant at MacKay T1135 or face a costly LLP, Chartered Accountants, paid a late-filing penalty in Yellowknife. He can be late-filing penalty of in any of the previous reached at andywong@yel. $25/day. For example, three tax years ( if you late-file your 2009). This super latetax return (that has a penalty is an automatic refund) along with the Form T1135 10 per cent plus two per cent per (if it is required) on, say, June 30, month of taxes owing, to a maxyour Form T1135 late-filing penalty imum of 20 months or 50 per cent will be $1,525 ($25 x 61 days)! of taxes owing. Paying a late-filing Need more convincing to file penalty is not the only hit to your your tax return on time? There is pocket book. You will also be an automatic five per cent penalty charged interest on both the taxes on the taxes owing if you are late. owing and the penalties, and it For example, if you file your return may well be the largest of the three on May 3 and owe $3,000; the late- amounts. filing penalty is $150 ($3,000 x five What if you know you owe

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owe $5,500, the late-filing penalties only apply to the balance owing of $500. The May 2 personal tax deadline does not apply to everyone. If you or your spouse report selfemployment income from a partnership or proprietorship, the filing deadline is extended to June 15 for both of you.

Visitors' Centre for Gjoa Haven by Kevin Allerston Northern News Services

Uqsuqtuuq/Gjoa Haven

Guy Quenneville/NNSL photo

From left, Bruce Spencer, a training co-ordinator with De Beers Canada, Jim Stauffer, an Aurora College community adult educator in Whati, and Cathie Bolstad, director of external and corporate affairs for De Beers, try out a new online course centred on money management.

Earnings wasted: chief Course, from page 33

10 people work at the Snap Lake, Ekati and Diavik diamond mines. Tlicho chiefs have noted with concern the tendency among some workers across the region to let their substantial earnings go to waste in bingo halls and other gambling venues, said Nitsiza. "Particularly in Whati, we have a lot of people who work in the mine that have been working there for a long time, and they've done well," he said. "Some have a mortgage now in the community and some moved to Yellowknife and bought their own homes and they have vehicles and their spouses work in some cases. Those are the ones that are successful, I may say. "But others, maybe half, have

worked about the same length of time but really have nothing to show for it ... We figure (there's) millions spent in bingo in Yellowknife." Dennis Camsell, a Whati resident who has worked at BHP Billiton's Ekati diamond mine for 13 years, echoed Nitsiza's concerns about gambling and added the same temptations apply when residents travel outside the territory. Recalling a trip he recently took to Alberta with a close friend, Camsell said, "On a Saturday, they went to bingo – twice in one day." The importance of saving money takes on added urgency when considering the limited operating lives of mines, said Cathie Bolstad, director of external and corporate affairs for De Beers Canada. Snap Lake, for instance, opened

in 2008 with an expected mine life of about 20 years. "People really have to stretch those paycheques," said Bolstad. Educational tools like Your Money Matters – as well as a program being considered by the Tlicho Government, in which high school graduates travel door-to-door in communities to talk to householders about the importance of saving – are effective ways of deterring people from needless spending, but they'll take time to register, said Nitsiza. "Education is the way to get there. We'll get there, but it's slow-going," he said. A quarter of NWT mine workers do not have a high school diploma, according to a 2009 NWT Survey of Mining Employees conducted by the NWT Bureau of Statistics.

The Hamlet of Gjoa Haven and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association are announcing that they have awarded Arctic Canada Construction Ltd. to design and build a visitors' centre for the community. The goal of the centre will be to highlight the arts, crafts and culture of the region and promote tourism in the area. "The community is excited. This is something they've wanted for a long time and are looking forward to the benefits it will bring," said Ed Stewart,

economic development officer for the hamlet of Gjoa Haven. "The centre will be 1,500 square-feet of worldclass arts and crafts and examples of our culture." The project is supported through funds provided by the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Conservation Area Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements, and long term management funding through the Government of Nunavut's Community Economic Development fund, program through the Department of Economic Development and Transportation. The centre is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012.

Growing the Inuvik chamber by Guy Quenneville Northern News Services


The president of the Inuvik Chamber of Commerce has expansion in mind. Lee Smallwood, who took over as president last year from Larry Peckford, said that in addition to ensuring the chamber retains a stable supply of directors, he wants to grow the membership of the chamber, which currently stands at about 45. "We want to increase our members by about 40 per cent over the next year," said Smallwood. The chamber's first annual general meeting is scheduled to take place May 5.

Lee Smallwood

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  1989 FORD F-150. Good running condition, recently serviced. CD player w/ pioneer sound system. Asking $1,800 OBO, call (867)4458140 1993 CHEVY Pickup truck, small V8 automatic, fully inspected, runs great. Asking $2200. Please call 867-446-2016. 1994 CHEVY Pickup 4x4 with canopy, great looking truck, command start, new transmission. Call 867-920-4504. Asking $3500 OBO. 2003 BLUE Chev. Ext. cab 1/2 ton 4x4. Call (867)765-8952. 2006 CHEVY Silverado Z71. 39,000 km. Maintained in excellent condition. Leather interior plus all extras you want. Extended Warranty. Asking $18,500. Call 867-445-2412 2007 QUAD with bucket loader system. 2007 Midwest WRX 400 Quad, bought new in 2008 and less than 1000 km, 400 cc 4 stroke, 5 speed semi-auto w/ reverse, elect start, 2/4 WD, signal lights, backup horn, front/rear racks, hitch, winch. In great shape. Comes with rare Groundhog bucket loader system, electric/hydraulic lift, lower and dump. Lift height 60â&#x20AC;? (high enough to load a pickup). Aux 12V marine deep cycle battery tied to ATV battery. Battery maintenance charger. Loader system can be removed in 1/2 hour and installed in under an hour. See it work at: Asking $7100 for quad & loader. Call at (867)445-7062 or (867)8738045. ANY ONE having claim to a 1998 F 150 p/u. Vin 2FTZX1764WCA84943 call (867) 765-0772

LOST GLASSES: Found near the CBC Building. Black frames in a light blue case. Call (867) 9205400.

FOR SALE: 1997 Explore XL for sale. 185,000km. Needs work, engine runs good. Best offer. Call (867) 446-0824.

LOST- PLEASE help me ďŹ nd my dog! He is a two and half year-old male Papillion. He is white and sable and answers to â&#x20AC;&#x153;lennieâ&#x20AC;?. Lennie weighs about 7 pounds and was wearing a purple puff parka with a purple harness underneath when he went missing in the Rat Lake area at approximately 7:00 a.m. on March 1st. He is not from Yellowknife so he will be scared and disoriented. His family is very worried and desperately want him back. Please call 306-502-2875 or 867-669-7573 if you have any information about lennie.

FOR SALE: 2006 Chevrolet cobalt LS Sedan. Automatic transmission 84000 km. Asking $5500. Contact Dale at (867)766-4266 anytime.

s GIANT ALASKAN Malamute Pups C.K.C. Reg. Vet checked ready to go. May 15, taking deposit now. Call (867) 874-6916.

    TO GIVE away complete 29 volume leather-bound encyclopedia Britannica, 1987 edition, with 17 years annual updates to 2003. Call dale at (867)766-4266 anytime.

YELLOWKNIFE: 2003 Blue Chev. Ext. cab 1/2 ton 4x4. Call (867)765-8952. GUARANTEED APPROVAL Drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877-796-0514. www.


  2006 SKIDOO GSX 800 HO-E for sale. Machine has skid plate and A-arm protectors, tunnel bag, plus 1 seat and cover. The sled has been serviced annually, stored in a heated garage and has low milage (2,570 km). Priced at $5,499.00. Contact Duncan on (867)445-1609. 2006 POLARIS FST Switchback with 2 up seat, excellent condition. Great Value! Asking $5,495.00. Call (867) 920-2225 and ask for sales.

FOR SALE 2003 350 Marine Motor For Sale, only 270hrs on motor. Asking $5200 OBO. Please phone or leave a message @ (867)446-0932. TITAN INFLATABLE Boat-11â&#x20AC;&#x2122;9â&#x20AC;? lenght with aluminun ďŹ&#x201A;oorboards and inďŹ&#x201A;atable keel. Used three seasons; always stored in heated garage. Comes with cover, stowaway aluminum oars, removable bench seat, foot-pump, repair kit and carrying bags. Recently cleaned and ready to go for the season. Over $3000 new; ďŹ rst $1500 takes it. Call (867) 669-0248 after 6pm.


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MARTIN 12 String acoustic guitar. Martin DM-12 guitar in excellent condition. Sold spruce top with mahogany body and neck. Matte ďŹ nish, new strings and old case. Asking $700. Please call (867)920-4341.

STEEL BUILDINGS 20X24, 100X100-others. Get a bargain, Buy Now! Not avail. Later. Price on the Move www.sunwardsteel. com, Source # 1 KM. Call 1 800964-8335. STEEL BUILDINGS 30X40, 50X100-others. Time to Buy Now at old Price, Prices going up!, Source # 1KM. Call 1 800-964-8335. WINTER ITEMS: Aerolite Snowshoe (29X9) original package $160. Cold Wave snowmobile suit Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s med. black $200. Bombardier boots (size 6) $25. All excellent condition. Call (867) 445-2412 AT LAST! An iron ďŹ lter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; DIESEL ENGINES Remanufactured. Save time, money and headaches. Most medium duty applications 5.9L, 8.3L, ISB, CAT, DT466, 6.0L. Ready to run. Call today 1-800-667-6879 GENERATOR SETS. Buy direct and save. Oilpatch, farm, cabin or residential. Buy or rent - youĂ&#x2022;ll get the best deal from DSG. 1-800-667-6879 www.dsgpower. com Coupon # SWANA G1101 MAJOR ENGINE manufacturers say that quality fuel treatments are an essential part of diesel engine protection. Get the best value with 4Plus 1-800-667-6879 MORE POWER Less Fuel for diesel farm equipment. Tractors, combines, sprayers or grain trucks. Find out about safe electronics from DSG. Call today 1-800-667-6879. WALKER POPLAR, plugs: $1.69/ each for a box of 210 ($354.90). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL buildings priced for spring clearance - ask about free delivery to most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer steel manufacturers since 1980, 1-800-668-5422. SAWMILLS - Band/chainsaw - spring sale - cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money in stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www. 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. FAST RELIEF the ďŹ rst night!! Restless leg syndrome and leg cramps gone. Sleep soundly, safe with medication, proven results. 1-800-7658660.

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$$$ MAKE fast cash - start your own business - driveway sealing systems, possible payback in 2 weeks. Part-time, full-time. Call today toll-free 1-800-465-0024. Visit:

ROOM FOR Rent. Semi furnished with son and single father. Mature nonsmokers please. Call (867)4440547.

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ROOM FOR Rent in a two bedroom luxury apartment. Private bathroom & laundry facilities, inhouse gym, Jacuzzi, good maintenance, security. Range Lake call (867)446-2940. Available immediately $900/month. Females preferred, reference required.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, a change in scenery would be well timed. While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not good to run away from your problems, some time away could provide a new perspective.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Preparation is essential to avoid feeling out of control, Libra. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry, when you put your mind to it, you can accomplish just about anything.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, foster closer relationships with family this week because you might need them in the days to come. It always helps to have someone you can trust nearby.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it may be time for you to start over, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. You may find a new path that is much more to your liking and new relationships to boot.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Think again before you make a large purchase, Gemini. Overspending may not be prudent at this juncture in time. Big expenses loom on the horizon, and you need to be prepared. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Someone is thinking about you, Cancer. It could lead to romantic endeavors. The excitement will be in discovering just who has his or her eyes pointed in your direction. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a complete change of direction is possible this week. Indecision could cause you to act rashly and that could lead to irreversible damage. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, stop trying to prove yourself to others. Be your own person and live your own life and you will be much happier for it. Realize that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete on the same level all the time.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to push your point of view on someone else, Sagittarius. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be well received at this juncture in time. Let others have their opinions for the moment. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no time to relax, Capricorn. Just when you tackle one project, another takes its place. Fortunately, you have an abundance of energy to keep you going. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you may get some news you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect and it will take a while to absorb all of this information. When you think about it, the change could be good. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, soliciting help doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean you are abandoning your independence. It just means youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re smart.

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2 BEDROOM, 2 Bathroom adult Non-Smoking, No pet apartment with heated garage. Expressions of interest for large bright 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 bathroom adult non-smoking, no pet unit bordering Range Lake available July 1, 2011. Proof of employment and landlord references required. Please email moira.young@ with personal description of yourselves with contact number. Rent $2400/month including utilities, analoque cable and 6 appliances. Features include heated garage parking for one vehicle, balcony with lake view, spacious bedrooms and entertainment area, in suite laundry in just over 1300 sq. ft. Suitable for quiet, clean, couple that prefer to live in residential area.

FULLY FURNISHED room with double bed in very quiet, cozy, non-smoking, climate controlled residence in downtown Yellowknife beside Aurora College. Own full size fridge, linen, towels, utilities, cutlery, kitchen utensils, washer, dryer, free local calls, cable, DVD player, all cleaning, and hi-speed wireless internet included. Parking with plug-in available. $1290 per month, $420 per week or $120 per night. $300 cash deposit required. Short stays welcome - no notice required. Stay a week, stay a month, stay a year. Pay only for the time you need. Excellent choice for contract or camp employees and students. Call (867) 445-7813 or Toll Free: 1-877-445-7813. address 5405 50th Avenue. Email:

TWO SMOKE free small basement bachelor units downtown. Small spaces still get you utilities, cable, Wi-Fi, most furnishings, laundry, full bathroom and separate entry at $890/month for the larger unit and $850 for the smaller unit on a one year lease. Smaller unit available June 1, larger unit available sooner. References required, N/S, N/P, employed. Phone (867) 873-4625 before 7:00 p.m. daily.

2004 STICK built 3 bedroom house pinned to bedrock in Northlands 1144 sq. ft. $260,000.00. Assumable mgr. available (867)8734088

#73 GOLD City Court: 3 bedroom, 1 basement suite 1/2 bathroom, double wide and Jacuzzi in the master bedroom. Full bathroom up stairs. Second floor 1/2 bathroom. New washer, dyer, counter top, hot water tank, new paint and new laminated floor. Asking price $360,000. Please call (867) 873-8459 to view, serious applicant only.

3 BDRM trailer, 1.5 bath, heated garage, close to schools, quiet area, no freeze ups in winter. Asking $278,000. Call (867)445-3336 or e-mail:

FURNISHED ROOM in Frame Lake South. $750 per month included cable TV and internet. Call (867)445-2295. WANTED: 3 bedroom for April 1st - Old Town Downtown. We are looking for a 3 bedroom apartment/suite/or house for April 1st. 1 year lease (negotiable). Downtown or old Town preferred. Furnished or unfurnished. We have no pets. References available. Please leave a message at (867)444-9757 for Jenn.

ACREAGE IN Paradise! Acreage in Paradise Valley for Sale. Perfect place to raise a family, plenty of room and space, ideal for horse lovers. Enjoy the country life in this 1400 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow with full basement and covered veranda. Property is located on aprox. 6 acres of cleared land with river frontage at both front and back, 24kms from Hay River. Detached triple garage, fenced areas with animal shelters for raising your own livestock, extensive landscaping, fruit and berry trees. Listed at $365,000. Please email or phone (867)874-2342 after 6pm for more info. or to set up a viewing appointment.

$055"(&  out buildings for Sale, 16 km from YK. Asking 45,000.00. Call (867) 445-1218. MORTGAGES- LOWER rates, Clifford Sabirsh, broker. Tel: (780) 850-5236. Email cliffmortgage@, Google-enter-clifford sabirsh

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HOUSE FOR Sale, Paradise Valley, Hay River. 202 Paradise RD. 24 km from town, quiet. Riverside, family home on 1 acre, backyard fully fenced. 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Attached garage 25x27 and more storage. $325,000. Please call (867) 874-2150. Email: Well maintained (sale by owner).

HOUSE FOR sale at 3140 Iqaluit (Apex). Land lease $1.00/year. 1 bedroom at 14’x12’ and 2nd room by 14’x10’. Living room 25’x14’. Kitchen 18’x21’. Walk in 14’x4’. Mechanical room 10’x7’. Bathroom 10’x7’. Col. porch 7’x6’x11’. Landing 32’x8’ with guard rail. Asking $330,000. For more information please call (867) 979-5545 or (867) 222-2154.


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HOUSE FOR Sale: 14 Cranberry Crescent. 1400 sq. ft modular home. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Renovated addition ‘08, Garden shed and multipurpose shelter. Beautiful yard and garden. Various shrubs and hedges. Comes with all appliances, window air conditioner, patio furniture and much more. Must see to appreciate!! Asking price $199,000, seller motivated. Call at (867)874-6406

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HOUSE FOR Sale by owner. Executive quality built home in Range lake North on corner of Crescent/cul-desac. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. Huge corner lot with flat grass yard, fully fenced and landscaped. Skylight, oak hardwood flooring on main floor. Sunken living room and family room with pellet stove. Office/den or 5th bedroom on main floor. Bonus room/large bedroom over garage. Spacious kitchen with walk-in pantry. Double garage, RV parking. Asking price: $609,000, Call to view at (867)669-7474.


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76 Hours -30 CELSIUS 370 Kilometres

$20,000 for the Shelter Alicja Barahona has made Canadian history, becoming the first person to complete an ultra marathon in the Arctic Circle. It began and ended in temperatures below minus 30 Celsius over the 370 kilometre run from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk and back again. The Arctic Challenge was a personal triumph for Alicja. It was also a point of personal commitment as she raised awareness about homelessness in the Canadian North and raised funds for the Inuvik Homeless Shelter.

“It’s amazing the simple things you can do that make such big changes. This run brought a community together to support each other and that is a great feeling.” Pledges and donations totalled $20,000 for Canada’s northern-most emergency shelter. Thank you Alicja for bringing the Arctic Challenge to life. And thank you to our donors, corporate sponsors and the Inuvik Run Club for making it a success.


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