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Explore Yellowknife, in Canada's Arctic

Exploring Yellowknife, in Canada's Northwest Territories - a True Arctic Experience for Intrepid... http://t.co/e6UFxiq2
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Northwest Territories in control of its own environment on April 1, 2014

Northwest Territories in control of its own environment on April 1, 2014 | NWT news | Scoop.it

Environmental stewardship of the Northwest Territories is about to change hands, as the federal government prepares to devolve its control of resource management to the territorial government. Traditionally governed by federal legislation, the territory has been in devolution talks with the Canadian government for the last 40 years. Past negotiations have slowly shifted power over healthcare, education, and forestry from federal to territorial control. Resource management is the final chunk of legislation to be devolved to the territory and by far the most complicated. A total of 24 federal acts will have been rewritten when the agreement, due to be signed in the next few weeks, takes effect on April 1, 2014.


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Northern_Clips's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:35 PM
"....The agreement promises half of all the royalties from mining, oil, and gas developments will go to the territory up to a cap of five per cent of the territorial government’s annual spending. With this year's royalties at approximately two per cent of the territory's total spending, there is room for growth. The NWT’s premier Bob McLeod says he expects the territory would receive $65 million in 2014, which his government will put towards social programming. Petra White, communications manager for the government of the NWT, says the region desperately needs the funds. Resource developments will help bring jobs to communities and the royalties will pay for community infrastructure, she says. White stresses that decisions to go ahead with resource development projects, like mines, need to balance financial benefit with environmental risks – important to an aboriginal population whose livelihoods are connected to the land... The discussion of large projects, like the Mackenzie Valley pipeline and who controls the Arctic’s offshore resources are being left out of these negotiations to hasten the devolution agreement. ..."
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New Northwest Territories Power

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As It Happens | Jan 31, 2013 | 7:32

New Northwest Territories Power

The Northwest Territories is set to be handed more power. Not only will the Harper government give the Territory more control over its land and resources, it's also expected to provide millions every year to ease the transition. But some are wondering if the Territory is moving too fast, without properly consulting its people. Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox is a Northern writer and academic who has advised Aboriginal organizations on previous devolution talks


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Ice crystal halo seen from Canada’s Northwest Territories hamlet of Paulatuk | EarthSky.org

Ice crystal halo seen from Canada’s Northwest Territories hamlet of  Paulatuk | EarthSky.org | NWT news | Scoop.it

The main ring around the sun is called a 22-degree halo. The bright points of light on either side of the sun are called sundogs.... 

Kendra Knaggs captured this beautiful photo of what is called an ice crystal halo on February 6. These halos happen when there are ice crystals in Earth’s atmosphere, which both refract and reflect sunlight to create a ring of light around the sun (or moon). You can see halos when the sun or moon are high in the sky. But Kendra captured this image when the wintertime Arctic sun loomed low on the horizon. She said: "I wanted to share a photo I took today, February 6, of a beautiful sundog we had for a few hours. Paulatuk is a community on the Arctic Ocean in the very north of Canada and extreme cold temperatures often give us very beautiful skies both night and day.'

Very beautiful indeed.

 

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