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A.Y. Jackson canvas showing NWT Radium Mine that fuelled atomic bomb emerges at auction

A.Y. Jackson canvas showing NWT  Radium Mine that fuelled atomic bomb emerges at auction | NWT News | Scoop.it

A.Y. Jackson's "Radium Mine," painted in 1938, is to be sold Nov. 22 at the Heffel Fine Art fall auction of Canadian art. (Courtesy Heffel Fine Art)

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An all-but-forgotten, 74-year-old painting by the Group of Seven’s A.Y. Jackson, a large canvas on which the renowned artist depicts the Northwest Territories mine that produced uranium for the world’s first atomic bomb, has emerged from the obscurity of a private collection to be sold this month at one of three major fall auctions of Canadian art.

Jackson’s Radium Mine — nearly a metre wide and held since it was painted by the family of Gerald LaBine, the artist’s friend and the owner of the mining operation along the eastern shore of Great Bear Lake — represents a remarkable convergence of the histories of Canadian art, national industrial development and the global nuclear age.

The painting, to be sold Nov. 22 at a Heffel Fine Art auction in Toronto, shows a bird’s-eye view of the mine site on a peninsula jutting out into the lake, located about 440 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. Radium Mine, expected to sell for up to $300,000, was exhibited only once, in 1939, and has remained with the LaBine family as a prized memento of Jackson’s visit to the site just before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Another Jackson painting of the mining operation is held by the National Gallery of Canada.

“Not only is Radium Mine one of Jackson’s finest works,” state’s Heffel’s catalogue entry for the painting, “it is also historically significant. At its heart is the story of two exceptional Canadians — a gifted artist and a bold entrepreneur — linked by their thirst for adventure, imagination and love of their nation.”

But there is a darker subtext to the image, as well, linking Jackson’s scene to the world-changing devastation unleashed upon Japan when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945. Uranium extracted from what became known as the El Dorado mine site had been Canada’s key contribution to the Manhattan Project during the war.

Port Radium’s miners and the Dene workers employed in transporting the radioactive material south from Great Bear Lake would go on to suffer high rates of cancer. That led to Deline — the aboriginal community nearest to the mine —becoming known as the “village of widows.” In recent years, the Canadian government has funded cleanup efforts around the mine as part of a long-term environmental remediation project

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Jane Dennis-Moore's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:13 AM

Why is this painting significent to Canadian history? Summarize the historical significence of Jackson's "Radium Mine" painting. Identify one other painting that is considered "historically significent"?

Suncoast Art Academy's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:46 PM

Nuclear bombs and proliferation have been an important issue of the world for decades.

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'We can't just bury it anymore': Fort Simpson responds to 4 suicides since February

'We can't just bury it anymore': Fort Simpson responds to 4 suicides since February | NWT News | Scoop.it
Young people in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. say they’re standing together after four suicides in the community in the past four months.
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One-quarter of all female homicide victims in Canada in 2015 were Indigenous

One-quarter of all female homicide victims in Canada in 2015 were Indigenous | NWT News | Scoop.it
Indigenous women also continue to be over-represented in justice system, says Statistics Canada report CBC News, June 6, 2017 The homicide rate for Indigenous females between 2001 and 2015 was nearly six times higher than that for non-Indigenous females, according to a new study by Statistics Canada. The difference in rates was most notable in the territories and…
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10 Top Diamond-producing Mines | Investing News Network

10 Top Diamond-producing Mines | Investing News Network | NWT News | Scoop.it
Do you know where diamonds are produced? These 10 mines were the world’s top diamond-producing mines by output and value in 2016.
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2017 Order of the Northwest Territories

The 2017 recipients include: - Mr. Paul Andrew of Yellowknife - Mr. Fred Carmichael of Inuvik - Mr. Russell King of Hay River - Ms. Lynda Koe of Yellowknif
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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces a Canadian first: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces a Canadian first: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada | NWT News | Scoop.it
OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 09, 2017) - At the prestigious new headquarters of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society on Sussex Drive, the Society's CEO, John Geiger, announced Canadian Geographic's new project, The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. For Geiger, atlases are great tools to bring people together for
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Canada Day Drum Dance at Somba K'e Civic Plaza, Yellowknife, NWT (excerpt)

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Visiting Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Indian Country ...

Visiting Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Indian Country ... | NWT News | Scoop.it
The largest protected wilderness in the United States, Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a 19.3 million–acre expanse of roadless terrain roughly the size of South Carolina.
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Solo adventurer comes in from the cold after 6 months in N.W.T. wilderness

Solo adventurer comes in from the cold after 6 months in N.W.T. wilderness | NWT News | Scoop.it
Bearded, shaggy and 20 kilograms lighter, 26-year-old Kristoffer Glestad is slowly readjusting to urban life after six months living out his childhood dream alone in the remote wilderness of the Northwest Territories.
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The Buffalo Wolves - where wolves prey on buffalo

The Buffalo Wolves - where wolves prey on buffalo | NWT News | Scoop.it

Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner travels to Wood Buffalo National Park to witness the one place on earth where wolves prey on buffalo.

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Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner travels to Wood Buffalo National Park to witness the one place on earth where wolves prey on buffalo. [excerpt] A pack of wolves is hunting a small herd of buffalo across a frozen landscape. It's a scene out of the ancient past, when buffalo and wolves once roamed the plains of North America. However this location is in northern Canada in Wood Buffalo National Park where this ancient relationship has continued uninterrupted for thousands of years. Wolves and Buffalo follows the fortunes of one pack of wolves, the Delta Pack. Will the pups survive their first year? Will the packs alpha animals retain their pack position to breed again next year? As they try to bring down the buffalo to keep themselves and their new pups alive what will the future hold for these ancient warriors? Observing wolves in their natural environment is never easy but wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner has had more luck than most over the years. More than 20 years ago he first went to Wood Buffalo Park and filmed an event between these two species that had not been seen for more than a hundred years: wolves hunting buffalo. Due to recent industrial energy developments in northern Canada Jeff is returning to learn more about their unique relationship and what the future holds for both wolves and buffalo. [...]
http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/wolves-and-buffalo

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NWT's Mary Caroline sings her way across Canada by train - My Yellowknife Now

NWT's Mary Caroline sings her way across Canada by train - My Yellowknife Now | NWT News | Scoop.it
Northwest Territories singer-songwriter Mary Caroline trades her cabin on the Liard River for life as VIA Rail's "artist on board".
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“Basically I get a free train ride, then I play shows on the train and at certain stations,” Caroline told Moose FM from Belleville station, in Ontario, on Monday. She started in Halifax a day earlier.

“I played four shows yesterday on the train and it was very cool – I met lots of people.

“I’m playing a lot of stuff off my new album to promote it, some cover songs too, and some train-based songs like Folsom Prison Blues and House of the Rising Sun. Those are the two I have so far – maybe I’ll learn some more before the end of my adventure.”

The program has been running since 2009 – artists interested in taking part have to meet a few criteria and fill out a form to be considered.

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Canuk Bucket List: 1. Fort Smith, NWT deserves place on list

Canuk Bucket List: 1. Fort Smith, NWT deserves place on list | NWT News | Scoop.it

1. Fort Smith, Northwest Territories: Fort Smith deserves a place on the bucket list if for no other reason than it is a gateway to the remote, spectacular World Heritage Site, Wood Buffalo National Park.

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1. Fort Smith, Northwest Territories: Fort Smith deserves a place on the bucket list

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NWT government approves De Beers' Snap Lake mine water license changes - Water Technology Online

NWT government approves De Beers' Snap Lake mine water license changes - Water Technology Online | NWT News | Scoop.it
Aboriginal groups in the Northwest Territories are disappointed over a decision to approve a change that will almost triple the permitted level of TDS.
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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist job - Government of the Northwest Territories - Yellowknife, NT | Indeed.com

June 7, 2017 - Occupational Health and Safety Specialist - Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Director, Shared Corporate Services, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialist is responsible
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UNC students, professor venture into the Arctic Circle to collect climate change data from spruce tree populations | GreeleyTribune.com

UNC students, professor venture into the Arctic Circle to collect climate change data from spruce tree populations | GreeleyTribune.com | NWT News | Scoop.it
A handful of University of Northern Colorado students spent the past several months sewing packs, making dry bags, learning to paddle and generally preparing for one heck of a
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Stalking a home in Yellowknife - desire to inspire - desiretoinspire.net

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories has a special place in my family's heart. Many years ago whe
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Mountain Province Diamonds Announces Change in Executive Leadership

Mountain Province Diamonds Announces Change in Executive Leadership | NWT News | Scoop.it
TORONTO and NEW YORK, June 8, 2017- Mountain Province Diamonds Announces Change in Executive Leadership.
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Desiderius Erasmus Biography - life, parents, name, history, school, son, information, born, house, time, year

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Northern Skies - Aerial Video of Yellowknife Canada in New Year 2017

Aerial video took in the first day of 2017, Yellowknife, Canada. Really cold for drone flying, had to keep the battery warm before take off. Basically sho
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NWT Ice Roads Commorative Historic Monument Dedication

The Historical Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada dedication ceremony for a plaque celebrating the role ice roads have played in openin
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N.W.T.'s net metering program needs work, says Inuvik man

N.W.T.'s net metering program needs work, says Inuvik man | NWT News | Scoop.it
An Inuvik, N.W.T., man with a solar array attached to his house is producing twice as much power as he needs, but he says the Northwest Territories Power Corporation isn't crediting him fairly.
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Bob McLeod wins second term as Northwest Territories Premier

Bob McLeod wins second term as Northwest Territories Premier | NWT News | Scoop.it
McLeod wins majority vote in territorial legislature
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NWT refusing to play Canada's coin design game - My Yellowknife Now

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A day before the deadline, the Northwest Territories is the only Canadian region without an entry into a national coin design contest. The Royal Canadian Mint is running a competition in which anyo…

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Japanese team uses drones, cameras and lasers to see NWT forest for the trees

Japanese team uses drones, cameras and lasers  to see NWT forest for the trees | NWT News | Scoop.it
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s - the future of forestry. It might be surprising to learn the Japanese government is studying the impact of forest fires in the Northwest Territories. 
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Arctic Circle: Part 6 - The Circle! NWT's Dempster Side

This day we traveled from Eagle Plains up to the Circle then on to the Northwest Territories. We then returned south to Dawson.
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