Parks Canada hit by latest federal job cuts – The North: 65 staff

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Another 3,872 public servants were told they may lose their jobs today as the government released the next round of notices to 10 departments and agencies.

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The affected workers include people at national historic sites and national parks, the union said in a press release. Parks Canada’s website shows 42 national parks, 167 department-administered national historic sites and four national marine conservation areas in the country.

Staff across the country are getting affected notices.

British Columbia: 106 staff.

Prairies: 299 staff.

The North: 65 staff.

Ontario: 396 staff.

National Capital Region (Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.): 115 staff.

Quebec: 300 staff.

The Atlantic: 408 staff.

PSAC’s national president says the cuts have been quick and merciless, putting people out of work and cutting services that Canadians rely on.

“The impact of these cuts will be felt in small communities across the country,” John Gordon said.

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Statistics Canada, Corrections also hit

Just over 900 workers at Human Resources and Development Canada, which handles a range of employment and labour programs, could lose their jobs. More than two-thirds of those who got notices are in the National Capital Region. And more than 270 workers at Statistics Canada were told they may lose their jobs, Gordon announced.

“These cuts mean less capacity to complete the survey that other departments, businesses and communities rely on to inform policy making.”

Library and Archives Canada has sent notices to 235 PSAC members, intending to cut 105 positions, Gordon said.

Other departments affected:

Correctional Services Canada is eliminating the inmate grievance process, sending notices to 17 rights and redress workers in regional offices.The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade sent notices to 43 PSAC members in administrative, communications and analysis positions.Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development issued notices to 490 PSAC members but shared little information on what services will be affected, nor the number and location of the positions that will be eliminated, the union said.The Department of Justice handed notices to 35 PSAC members, 30 of whom work in the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio and were declared surplus.Transport Canada sent notices to 180 PSAC members in marine security, boating safety, airport security oversight, and maintenance workers for Transport Canada’s fleet of planes.

So far, 11,957 PSAC members in 40 federal government departments and agencies have received affected notices. PSAC is one of Canada’s biggest unions.

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Kiting expedition from Lutsel’Ke to Yellowknife NT, Canada – Flying trip – Spot | SpotAdventures

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Trip report, photos, GPS tracks, and map of Kiting expedition from Lutsel’Ke to Yellowknife NT, Canada EveryTrail trip. Download to your mobile device using the EveryTrail app.

Kiting is one of the most extreme and dangerous sports out there, especially when travelling on many days over one of the biggest frozen lakes on earth!

Great trip, memories and pictures

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18 Essential Free Photoshop Tutorials for Black and White Photography Lovers

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“Black and white can add drama and emotion to many different kinds of photographs. There are however, many different ways to convert your digital images to black and white and an almost limitless amount of effects that you can apply after that. Here are some of the best Photoshop tutorials for black and white lovers that we could find.”

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Big Fish Lake Trout Prosperous Lake Yellowknife Northwest Territories YouTube

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Greg Cameron, Charles Hooper, and Trevor Wotherspoon venture out to Prosperous Lake just outside Yellowknife on the Ingram Trail. The first fish turns out to be a big surprise!!! 33-35.5lb range!!!

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“….I was in Arviat on a busy week, they were holding the dog sled races. Janet one of my host from the daycare centre, her husband is a dog musher and she took me to meet her husband while the do musher’s were preparing for the race .

This too is a time where families get together! I met Janet’s children she also pointed out her youngest son and told me he was wearing a seal skin jacket….

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I was in Arviat on a busy week, they were holding the dog sled races. Janet one of my host from the daycare centre, her husband is a dog musher and she took me to meet her husband while the do musher’s were preparing for the race .

This too is a time where families get together!  I met Janet’s children she also pointed out her youngest son and told me he was wearing a seal skin jacket.

This is Janet showing me how they nail the seal skin to a board to allow it dry in the sun for a few months before they use the skins to make clothing and boots.

This is Janet’s son wearing a seal skin jacket. I was amazed at how soft and warm these skin jackets are.

At the day care centre they have a display of seal skin shapes to demonstrate numbers…

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I Am BETTY by Carmen Braden, Drive, Grey Gritt, Hello Paisley, James Boraski, Karen Single Band, Mary Caroline, Natasha Duchene, Northern Skies & Stephen Rees – Preorder I Am BETTY on iTunes

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Preorder and download songs from I Am BETTY by Carmen Braden, Drive, Grey Gritt, Hello Paisley, James Boraski, Karen Single Band, Mary Caroline, Natasha Duchene, Northern Skies & Stephen Rees on iTunes.

 

Pre-order I Am BETTY today! All funds raised go towards the construction of BETTY House, a home for women at risk of becoming homeless.

 

Name Artist Time Price
1 Home and Dry (2012) Marla Singler & Stephen Rees
2 Let Me In Carmen Braden
3 Lullaby Natasha Duchene
4 Lies and Deceit James Boraski
5 Cold World Mary Caroline
6 Wishes Northern Skies
7 Clubs and Spades Grey Gritt
8 Wake Up Karen Single Band
9 City in Stereo Hello Paisley
10 Fight the Fire Drive
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Total: 11 Items

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UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Office of The Executive

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“…. Canada’s endorsement on Friday of the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is an encouraging and tangible demonstration of the federal governments’ renewed commitment to Canada’s Aboriginal people. “Aboriginal cultures, values and traditions are a rich and equal part of our nation’s proud history,” the Premier said. “I congratulate the federal government for recognizing and taking this important step that will serve to advance and strengthen our relationships collectively as Canadians.. … In February 2008, the 16th Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a motion to recognize and support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples…..”

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TheWildNorth – YouTube Hay River #NWT #bushlife

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Welcome to TheWildNorth. Here you will find various types of videos taken in Northern Canada.Mostly outdoor Videos. hunting fishing trapping and traditional bushlife.

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TheWildNorth

“holy shit i just finished reading comment on Trapping Tales 08 i never knew there was so much hate on there! damn antis stop trolling my videos this is my life not yours.if you want to help the enviroment/animals park your car ride a bike stop burning fossel fuels!
dont troll on me!
peace” — April 23, 2012

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Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns – My Modern Metropolis

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Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels. How long these magnificent geometric forms survive is completely dependent on the weather. Beck designs and redesigns the patterns as new snow falls, sometimes unable to finish a piece due to significant overnight accumulations. Interestingly enough, he said, ‘The main reason for making them was because I can no longer run properly due to problems with my feet, so plodding about on level snow is the least painful way of getting exercise. Gradually, the reason has become photographing them, and I am considering buying a better camera.” Spectacular art for the sake of exercise!

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