John McFadden on his Acquittal on Obstructing Police charge in Yellowknife NT

John McFadden on his Acquittal on Obstructing Police charge in Yellowknife NT  October 21, 2016

For more on this story see
Yellowknife journalist found not guilty of obstruction (CBCNorth)
‘Free McFadden’ T-shirts support Yellowknife journalist on trial
Yellowknife Court Reporter on Trial for Obstructing Police by  Cody Punter July 1, 2016
Exiled to the North, a Reporter Finds a New Enemy in the RCMP by Dave Bidini July 7, 2016
ICYMI: Objection! Local Journo’s Trial an Expensive, Questionable Circus
Nobody looks good in the case of an NNSL reporter charged with obstruction of justice
Sep 1, 2016

CPJ chairman says Trump is threat to pre

CPJ chairman says Trump is threat to press freedom – Committee to Protect #Journalists CPJ

Hacked drone flies over Virginia Falls on NWT’s Nahanni River! – YouTube

This was the first officially sanctioned drone flight over the Nahanni National Park’s Virginia Falls in the history of the park!

#NWTAlertReady? #NOT

Re: #NWTAlertReady? #NOT

The only alert I got from my TELUS cell was from The Weather Network (See image below) and my NWTel cable TV show had no alert at all but CBCNorth radio’s alert reached my ears..

NWT Alert Ready Test results?

#CBCNorth radio 100%

#TheWeatherNetwork app 100%

#Northwestel Cable FAIL

#TELUS Cellular FAIL

GNWT to test NWT Alert Ready

YELLOWKNIFE (September 19, 2016) The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the public alerting system for the Northwest Territories, on September 21, 2016 at 9:55am,

Residents may see and hear the public alert test on radio stations and cable networks across the NWT.

NWT Alert Ready is being developed by the GNWT in cooperation with local broadcasters to provide public alerts to NWT residents during emergencies and disasters. It is part of the national public alerting system “Alert Ready”. Further testing will continue over the next several months to confirm functionality and reliability of the system.

For more information on public alerting and the Alert Ready system visit or contact Municipal and Community Affairs at (867) 767-9161.

Image attached Northwest Territories Emergency Test Alert IMG_5512.png

In pictures: Patrick McGoohan #ThePrison

In pictures: Patrick McGoohan #ThePrisoner #NumberSix at 50 – #BBCNews

#KeepCalm RT @Enviromento:

#KeepCalm RT @Enviromento:

Are you a journalist? Download this free guide for verifying photos and videos

“…Did a migrant document his journey to Europe on Instagram? Did a young Syrian boy save a friend from danger under a hail of bullets? Did a pair of magicians pull off the ultimate photobomb by performing a trick in the background of a news report outside the Houses of Parliament?
The answer to all of these questions is — as great as the stories are — an unequivocal no. Did large, revered news organisations fall for the hoaxes? Unfortunately, yes. …”

Yellowknife NWT Town Hall on Climate Change #CanClimateAction – YouTube

Yellowknife NWT Town Hall on Climate Change #CanClimateAction

NWT MP Michael McLeod and the City of Yellowknife, along with Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, will hold a town hall discussion to engage citizens, including Indigenous peoples, in a discussion on clean growth and climate change. The purpose of the town hall series is to raise awareness of climate change issues and get various communities across the country involved in finding viable solutions. Feedback from Canadians will contribute to Canada’s approach on climate change.
Event: Town hall
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m. [MST]
Location: Somba K’e Civic Plaza

With Mark Heyck, Mayor of Yellowknife
Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment & Climate Change
and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories
Presentation to the Minister of a City of Yellowknife glass created by Old Town Glassworks

Public Photography is No Crime – PEN Canada concerned by arrest of Toronto Star photographer

EXCERPT “… We are especially concerned about the way recent trends in enforcement of non-existent prohibitions on photography and filming are affecting members of the press.
This document is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of all laws as they pertain to photography and filming. The issue is complicated and depends to some extent on laws that vary from province to province and municipality to municipality.
Subject to certain very limited constraints, it is not a crime in Canada for anyone to do any of the following things, and it is a violation of their Charter rights to prevent anyone from doing so:
– photographing or filming in any public place, or in any private place to which the public is admitted, and publishing those pictures and films,
– taking pictures of or filming in any government site other than “restricted access areas”*
– photographing or filming police officers in public, as long as the photographer/filmmaker does not obstruct or interfere with the execution of police duties. While everyone has a reasonable expectation of privacy in certain circumstances, police officers have no reasonable expectation of privacy as they go about their duties.
A police officer does not have the right to confiscate cameras or recording equipment (including phones), unless the person in possession of such equipment is under arrest and such equipment is necessarily relevant to the alleged offence. A police officer cannot force anyone to show, unlock or decrypt cameras or recording equipment, or to delete images, even when that person is under arrest, unless the police officer has a warrant or a court order permitting him to do so.
At no time, and under no circumstances, is anyone in Canada subject to arrest for the simple act of taking a photograph or filming, although he or she can be arrested if he or she is breaking another law in the process, such as, for example, trespassing or breaking or entering.
Other laws and legislation, including the Criminal Code, the Copyright Act, the Security of Information Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), must be obeyed while taking or publishing pictures….”

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 opening up the north to settlement and resource development.
WHEN: July 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rotary Park, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Commemorating the Establishment of Ice Roads in the Northwest Territories
With Jonah Mitchell, Parks Canada; Chief Edward Sangris of the Yellowknife’s Dene First Nation with the Dettah Drummers; Dr. Tom Andrews, NWT Member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Mark Heyck, Mayor of the City of Yellowknife
NWT Ice Roads Commorative Historic Monument Dedication

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