Lakes that typically host dozens of happy anglers each year during the Fort Smith and Fort Chipewyan fishing derbies will be left alone this year due to unsafe conditions and health problems, according to organizers.
A “chill” has befallen the various sectors of government bureaucracy in the NWT, preventing employees from signing onto a petition that asks leaders to forward future fracking applications to environmental assessment, says MLA Bob Bromley.
Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington was in Finland over the weekend to advocate for international cooperation among Arctic states in light of the current trend toward nationalism and sovereignty in Arctic politics.
A high level of contaminants detected in wild animals harvested around Fort Chipewyan is once again linking the downstream oilsands industry to potential health impacts if people in the community consume too much of certain wild meats.
Top Chef Canada Season Four Contestants Split Along Gender Lines Huffington Post Canada For the first time, the show also has a chef from the Northwest Territories, as well as a perfectly equal number of female and male chefs.
From Aklavik to Dawson City, protesters hit the frozen streets across the NWT and Yukon last week in protest of the Yukon Government’s new land use plan for the Peel watershed that opens the majority of the pristine area to industry for the first...
Aurora College students in Fort Smith were given a challenge by one of Canada’s foremost Canadian circumpolar historians: Set the country straight on Northern sovereignty.
Whitney Lackenbauer, a history professor at the University of Waterloo, was in the NWT last week to launch his latest book, The Canadian Rangers: A Living History in Yellowknife. The author’s visit included a stop in Fort Smith where he held several lectures for students at Aurora College’s Thebacha campus.
During Lackenbauer’s lecture on Northern Canadian sovereignty on Wednesday, which chronicled Canada’s historical interest in the North, he urged students to be the force that breaks the cycle of government interest waxing and waning in the North.
“I hope all of you will be in the forefront of making sure we don’t allow southern Canadians to get caught up in that sovereignty crisis mindset that, when the crisis doesn’t come true, people just forget about the North,” he told the class.
Canadian understanding of sovereignty needs to move away from the vision of an Arctic military threat that has coloured the media in the last several years to rest on the people who occupy the land, Lackenbauer said.
"...Canadian understanding of sovereignty needs to move away from the vision of an Arctic military threat that has coloured the media in the last several years to rest on the people who occupy the land, Lackenbauer said...."
Fort Resolution governments to work with GNWT on forestry The Fort Resolution Métis Council and Deninu Kué First Nation have agreed to work with the GNWT to manage the forestry industry, signing a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) last...
Third in a row: Northwest Territories budget predicts $200M surplus Macleans.ca That means Miltenberger's population goal could bring in as much revenue to the territory as its entire net take from getting control over its natural resources.
Lin Ward spends her winters hard at work in Ontario, but come summer when she and her husband once again travel up to Norman Wells to launch their canoes and dip their paddles into one of the Sahtu’s pristine rivers, life’s good again.
The Northwest Territories has received a failing grade from the Canadian Federation for Independent Business (CFIB) for its small business- entangling red tape, the only jurisdiction to get an F on the organization’s yearly report card.
There’s more riding on the Peel watershed land use plan lawsuit than just the region’s future, says lawyer Thomas Berger. The Yukon’s land claim agreement is also on the line, Berger told a Jan. 27 news conference held to launch the legal challenge.