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Supplemental power is in the air up there at Diavik - The Globe and Mail

Supplemental power is in the air up there at Diavik - The Globe and Mail | NWT News | Scoop.it

Diavik’s commitment to use four 2.3-megawatt wind turbines at the mine site in order to reduce diesel consumption by 10 per cent (four million litres) and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – a first for Rio Tinto or any other mining company in the world.

This is a business decision, pure and simple. But it will have reverberations across the North and for other industrial operations and communities not connected to a conventional power grid. And like any business decision, Diavik thought this through very carefully. It spent three years collecting wind data, researching wind turbines and designing the project.

The mine’s initiative is beginning to reshape public- and private-sector thinking about wind energy in the NWT. Diavik donated its weather tower to local companies Det’on Cho Earth Energy and Ryfan Wind, and has offered to share its know-how in wind-power engineering, project management and operations and maintenance with the territorial government and the NWT Power Corp.

Unlike the NWT, Alaskan communities have ventured into wind energy is a big way. The state has a combined 12.65 MW of community-scale wind-diesel systems operating in 16 communities. The NWT has noneClick here to edit the content

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dave king sur Twitter

dave king sur Twitter | NWT News | Scoop.it
@TonyStewart It's cold in The Northwest Territories also Tony !! But only -32 today !! pic.twitter.com/T0cgMbPstY
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Cim Smyth Wins The Kobuk 440

Cim Smyth Wins The Kobuk 440 | NWT News | Scoop.it
Cim Smyth arrived in Kotzebue early Easter morning, winning the 2015 Kobuk 440 sled dog race. In the early hours of Easter morning, the first mushers arrived into Kotzebue at the end of the Kobuk 440 sled dog race.
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Wood Buffalo National Park selling front row seats to #whooping #cranes’ #nesting area

Wood Buffalo National Park selling front row seats to #whooping #cranes’ #nesting area | NWT News | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, bird enthusiasts and conservationists are invited to enter the nesting grounds of the endangered whooping crane this year, thanks to new programming from Parks Canada.
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Massive drop expected in #NWT mineral exploration spending

Massive drop expected in #NWT mineral exploration spending | NWT News | Scoop.it
After defying a downward trend in declining mineral investment across Canada last year, the Northwest Territories is likely to be hit hard with a massive drop in exploration spending in 2015, according to gloomy new projections from the federal...
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Health in the #NWT: We get a D-minus but we're not complaining - My Yellowknife Now

Health in the #NWT: We get a D-minus but we're not complaining - My Yellowknife Now | NWT News | Scoop.it
The Northwest Territories gets a D-minus rating for health in a new Canada-wide report – but the territory’s residents say they’re fine. Despite the D-minus, ...
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2nd NWT mother demands traditional name for daughter - CBC.ca

2nd NWT mother demands traditional name for daughter - CBC.ca | NWT News | Scoop.it
A second mother from the Northwest Territories says she also had to change the spelling of her daughter's name after the vital statistics office wouldn't allow her to use a glottal stop, part of her traditional aboriginal language.
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Libertarian Party Nominates Bob Stewart for the riding of #NWT #CDNpoli #LPoC

Libertarian Party  Nominates Bob Stewart for the riding of #NWT #CDNpoli #LPoC | NWT News | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce the nomination of Bob Stewart for the riding of Northwest Territories. #CDNpoli #LPoC pic.twitter.com/sWKuGfVdjI

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NWT’s languages commissioner resigns

NWT’s languages commissioner resigns | NWT News | Scoop.it
The Northwest Territories languages commissioner has resigned. In a statement on Friday, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly said he had accepted Snookie Catholique’s resignation. ...

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Snookie Catholique resigns as N.W.T. languages commissioner

Snookie Catholique resigns as N.W.T. languages commissioner | NWT News | Scoop.it
The territorial government says Catholique cited personal reasons for her resignation, which takes effect immediately.

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Are you ready to be an MLA in the Northwest Territories? - My Yellowknife Now

Are you ready to be an MLA in the Northwest Territories? - My Yellowknife Now | NWT News | Scoop.it
With an election approaching, it’s time for political wannabes in the Northwest Territories to get serious. That’s the message from politician Bob Bromley. Bromley has ...
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Finland shelves indigenous rights agreement ratification

Finland shelves indigenous rights agreement ratification The international agreement was approved in 1989 and has been ratified by 22 nations, but Finnish lawmakers delayed action until a new government is formed after upcoming elections.March 17,...
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"Northwest Territories" by Yuichi Takasaka (TWAN)

"Northwest Territories" by Yuichi Takasaka (TWAN) | NWT News | Scoop.it
A peaceful late summer night in northern Canada.
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LNG could replace dying diesel in Yellowknife: minister

With low water levels and aging diesel infrastructure plaguing power generation in Yellowknife, territorial officials are looking at the possibility of switching over to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to bring down costs over the coming years.
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Northwest Territories landscape very close to Inuvik

Northwest Territories landscape very close to Inuvik | NWT News | Scoop.it
The Mackenzie Delta is frozen for the winter. Descending to YEV (i.e. Inuvik). October 27, 2014 at 12:40pm MDT (NWT Time).
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jeanpolfus:Aurora over Tulit’a, Northwest Territories on March... | スタアニアンテナ

jeanpolfus:Aurora over Tulit’a, Northwest Territories on March... | スタアニアンテナ | NWT News | Scoop.it
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White Girl: Moving On Up into the domain of the “Eaters of Raw Meat.” Coppermine

White Girl:  Moving On Up into the domain of the “Eaters of Raw Meat.” Coppermine | NWT News | Scoop.it

We will be moving yet again. This move will take us to the Arctic Ocean and into the domain of the “Eaters of Raw Meat.” Coppermine, which is now called Kugluktuk, is located on the Coronation Gulf, part of the Northwest Passage.

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#NWT #artists, #musicians face off against #fracking

#NWT #artists, #musicians face off against #fracking | NWT News | Scoop.it
Yellowknife resident Charlotte Overvold grew up playing with her family at Whitebeach Point on the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, where her uncle taught her an important lesson at the age of six.
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New water monitoring agreement between Canada and the Northwest Territories - Canada NewsWire (press release)

New water monitoring agreement between Canada and the Northwest Territories
Canada NewsWire (press release)
OTTAWA, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq and the Honourable J.
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Giant Lake Trout & Arctic Grayling in the Northwest Territories 3-Day Fishing Starting at $2,595

Giant Lake Trout & Arctic Grayling in the Northwest Territories 3-Day Fishing Starting at $2,595 | NWT News | Scoop.it
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Energy dream burns bright in the Northwest Territories despite snags - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Energy dream burns bright in the Northwest Territories despite snags - The Globe and Mail (subscription) | NWT News | Scoop.it
The oil price slide has disrupted plans for pipelines, shale oil and natural gas, but that hasn’t dissuaded the territory’s Investment Minister to take them off the agenda
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A New Modern Treaty Signed in the Northwest Territories - Canada News Centre

A New Modern Treaty Signed in the Northwest Territories - Canada News Centre | NWT News | Scoop.it
The community of Délı̨nę [Day-lee-nay] Délı̨nę is the first community in the Northwest Territories with its own Aboriginal self-government agreement.
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Chipewyan baby name not allowed on NWT birth certificate - CBC.ca

Chipewyan baby name not allowed on NWT birth certificate - CBC.ca | NWT News | Scoop.it
Shene Catholique Valpy has spent over a year fighting for the traditional spelling of her daughter Sahaiʔa's name, but the N.W.T. government says all legal names must be written in the letters of the Roman alphabet.
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Russia’s Northern Fleet put on full combat alert exercise

Russia’s Northern Fleet put on full combat alert exercise After he disappeared from public view for 10 days, President Putin immediately ordered a combat-readiness exercise for 38,000 soldiers on the Kola Peninsula near Norway. March 17, 2015...
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N.W.T. Métis Nation producing Cree-language cooking show

N.W.T. Métis Nation producing Cree-language cooking show | NWT News | Scoop.it
The Northwest Territories Métis Nation is shooting a six-episode series in which residents of Fort Smith and Hay River, who want to learn the Cree language, can do so while learning how to cook Cree recipes.

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The ice road cameth, and we went the wrong way

The ice road cameth, and we went the wrong way | NWT News | Scoop.it
In my first attempt at winter driving, I totalled my car within 15 minutes. That was years ago, shortly after I moved to the back roads of New Brunswick from Miami.
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