December 17, 2014 Leave a comment
Human Rights Channel | The Year in Citizen and Human Rights Video http://ow.ly/G4Esm
Media related stuff from around the world
December 2, 2014 Leave a comment
NEW BOOK RELEASE: BRIDGING THE DEHCHO
“… When the NWT’s Deh Cho Bridge opened just two years ago, on November 29 2012, it brought to a close over 50 years of crossing the Mighty Mackenzie by ice bridge and ferry. Here is a book for anyone who has ever floated on or driven across Canada’s longest river.
Bridging the #Dehcho chronicles the history, colour and drama of the Mackenzie River Crossing at Fort Providence. From the days of the ancient Dene to the establishment of the community in 1870, to the arrival of the highway in 1960 and completion of the Deh Cho Bridge in 2012, the book also paints a contemporary portrait of the historic community of Fort Providence today.
The hardcover, 92-page book presents over 200 photos and illustrations with principle photography and writing by Yellowknife author Bill Braden, and an opening essay by adventure writer Jamie Bastedo. It is published by the Government of the NWT, Department of Transportation, to commemorate the project.
The public is invited to the official launch at the Fort Providence Community Hall on Wednesday Dec 3 at noon, with Transportation Minister Tom Beaulieu, Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli and author Bill Braden. The book will go on sale (suggested retail $30) that day the Big River Service and Snowshoe Crafts in Fort Providence, and at the Yellowknife Book Cellar and Northern Frontier Visitors Centre.
For More Info:
Bill Braden 445 8953
email: email@example.com …”
Deh Cho Bridge http://www.dehchobridge.info/
The Deh Cho BridgeWiki
“…This is an unofficial information site about the Deh Cho Bridge. Much like the Bridge, it is perpetually under construction. Mainly a place to organize things for myself, but there are some more generally useful bits:
– Bridge Costs – the various costs of the Bridge, including an interactive calculator.
– Bridge Summary – a basic overview of events. There’s also a timeline of the bridge project.
– Dramatis Personæ – you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. …”
We’re finally connected to the rest of Canada’: NWT residents celebrate Deh Cho bridge by JOHN ALLEMANG From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail (Includes correction) Published Monday, Dec. 03 2012, 9:49 PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 04 2012, 10:23 AM EST
‘Deh Cho Bridge ends North’s reliance on ice road – After years of controversy, delays and cost overruns, the Deh Cho Bridge opens Friday, linking Alberta and the N.W.T. ‘We’re finally connected to the rest of Canada’: NWT residents celebrate Deh Cho bridge – The Globe and Mail “…1,045-metre Deh Cho structure towers over the flat Arctic landscape near Fort Providence, NWT, and provides the first year-round road passage across the Mackenzie to and from Yellowknife…”
After years of controversy, delays and cost overruns, the Deh Cho Bridge opens Friday, linking Alberta and the N.W.T. – Deh Cho Bridge ends North’s reliance on ice road | Toronto Star
October 23, 2014 Leave a comment
“…And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the requisite vocal clips (“Houston, we’ve had a problem” and “The Eagle has landed”), you get a lot more. There are rocket sounds, the chirps of satellites and equipment, lightning on Jupiter, interstellar plasma and radio emissions. And in one nod to humanity, and not just American humanity, there’s the Soviet satellite Sputnik (among many projects that are international in nature).
Many of these sounds were available before; I’ve actually used a number of them in my own music. But putting them on SoundCloud makes them much easier to browse and find, and there are download links. Have a listen below….”
September 7, 2014 Leave a comment
Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus on the AFN thinking of setting up a commission of inquiry about the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and RCMP policing. NWT RCMP Sgt. Barry Ledoux also speaks on what the NWT RCMP is doing about the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and also policing issues in the NWT’s smaller communities at the Native Women’s Association of the NWT AGM
September 7, 2014 Leave a comment
The film crew had been waiting weeks for the birds. A storm was breaking over their heads as they crouched high in the rocky tundra. The family they were filming expressed their impatience. Their kids …
Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs tell the story of two Inuit communities in Nunavut and Greenland in the documentary Vanishing Point.