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Whitehorse residents want better solutions for government-run emergency shelter – APTN News

August 22, 2019 A government-run emergency shelter in Whitehorse is drawing the ire of nearby residents and business owners. The former Salvation Army Centre of Hope was taken over by the Yukon government earlier this year with promises of improving service quality to meet residents’ needs. But locals say it’s common to see public intoxication […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20192 Views

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Members call for ‘immediate’ election in N.W.T. First Nation – CBC

Petition alleges chief and council in Fort Liard are violating term limits set by the Indian Act Aug 22, 2019 A petition circulated among members of Acho Dene Koe First Nation in Fort Liard, N.W.T., is calling for an “immediate” election of chief and council, claiming they have overstayed their mandate by several months. Floyd […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20192 Views

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Government of Canada announces additional changes to Nutrition North Canada

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada August 21, 2019 — Cambridge Bay, NU — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is ensuring Northern Policy is developed by Northerners and for Northerners. As part of its response to the concerns and realities of Northerners, Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20193 Views

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Dene and Métis walk away from self-government talks in Tulita, N.W.T. – CBC

‘No more surrenders of any rights, period,’ says Métis president Aug 22, 2019 Three land claim organizations in Tulita, N.W.T., have “unanimously” decided to end self-government negotiations with the federal government, according to the leader of one of the parties involved. Richard Hardy, president of the Fort Norman Métis Community, announced the decision Wednesday at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20192 Views

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High turnover at N.W.T. legislature could be challenging for new MLAs: ministers – CBC

Current and former ministers say inexperienced cabinet could make big reforms difficult Aug 21, 2019 No matter what happens in October’s election, the Northwest Territories will see big changes in the Legislative Assembly. Already, four MLAs have announced they will not seek re-election, including three of seven cabinet ministers. Among them are the ministers responsible […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 20199 Views

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Robert C. McLeod: Caribou Range Planning

Mr. Speaker, this government made a commitment at the beginning of this Legislative Assembly to support the effective co-management of our caribou herds. As you know, many of our herds are experiencing rapid declines and it is our shared responsibility as a government and a territory to promote their recovery. Range plans are a vital […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 20196 Views

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Media advisory: Opening Ceremonies of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station Campus

From: Polar Knowledge Canada Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, August 20, 2019 – Members of the media are invited to attend the official opening ceremonies of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus with Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20197 Views

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Feds need better northern hiring for reclamation work, MP says – Cabin Radio

The NWT’s Liberal MP, Michael McLeod, says his federal government is not yet hiring or awarding contracts to enough local and Indigenous people for northern mine reclamation. Carolyn Bennett, the federal Crown-Indigenous relations minister, said Ottawa is working to improve its procurement process. On Monday, Bennett spent time in Yellowknife discussing a $2.2-billion federal investment […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20198 Views

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Vuntut Gwitchin woman says candidates residency rule changes not good enough – CBC

Citizen says one councillor should be allowed to live anywhere in Canada, rules say they must be in Old Crow Aug 20, 2019 The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) has changed a controversial section of its constitution around residency requirements for council candidates, but a citizen who is challenging the constitution in court says that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20196 Views

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Feds announce internet, energy, treatment centre funding in Nunavut – APTN news

August 19, 2019 Canada will spend $151 million to bring fibre optic internet service to Nunavut in a move that territorial politicians say will have more spin-offs than just convenience. The high-speed internet, which will connect Iqaluit and nearby Kimmirut via underwater fibre-op cable from Greenland, “will enhance services such as healthcare, education, justice, and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20197 Views

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