YZF Stop Sign Pants Thursday, 26 March, 2009 4:15 PM

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We know its getting warmer and spring is near… but pants on a stop sign???? A bit much.. even for Yellowknife!

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YZF Stop Sign Pants Thursday, 26 March, 2009 4:15 PM
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We know its getting warmer and spring is near… but pants on a stop sign???? A bit much.. even for Yellowknife!

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Ice crystal halo seen from Canada’s Northwest Territories hamlet of Paulatuk | EarthSky.org

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The main ring around the sun is called a 22-degree halo. The bright points of light on either side of the sun are called sundogs…. 

Kendra Knaggs captured this beautiful photo of what is called an ice crystal halo on February 6. These halos happen when there are ice crystals in Earth’s atmosphere, which both refract and reflect sunlight to create a ring of light around the sun (or moon). You can see halos when the sun or moon are high in the sky. But Kendra captured this image when the wintertime Arctic sun loomed low on the horizon. She said: “I wanted to share a photo I took today, February 6, of a beautiful sundog we had for a few hours. Paulatuk is a community on the Arctic Ocean in the very north of Canada and extreme cold temperatures often give us very beautiful skies both night and day.’

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Northwest Territories courts the Middle Kingdom | Embassy – Canada’s Foreign Policy Newspaper

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Dozens of Chinese firms are set to meet with Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod in Calgary, says a Chinese consulate official, on the heels of a major charm offensive by the premier to attract Chinese investment.

Chinese economic consul Lei Jianzhong confirmed the head of China’s Calgary mission, Liu Yongfeng, is hoping to lead a team of Chinese and local companies to meet with Mr. McLeod in Calgary next month. 

Mr. McLeod is “very interested in Chinese investment,” said Mr. Lei. “He wants to promote his province, his territory, for Chinese business.”

While the consulate in Calgary has responsibility for the Northwest Territories, Ms. Liu has not led such a delegation before. She met the premier after he returned from a trip to China in September 2012, said Mr. Lei. Mr. McLeod was travelling as part of a trade mission with other premiers. 

When he returned, the consular official said, Mr. McLeod told the Chinese that he wanted to meet with their companies in Calgary. But the meeting was postponed due to scheduling problems. Now the meeting is tentatively set for March 15, said Mr. Lei.

There are around 30 Chinese investment entities—both joint ventures and sole Chinese investment vehicles—that could be involved, he said. Part of the objective in bringing the two sides together will be to introduce Chinese investors to the Northwest Territories. Most Chinese, admitted Mr. Lei, don’t have much information about the territory’s potential riches.

“They don’t know what is there, and what they can do there, what they can buy or what they can sell,” he said.

The premier also told Embassy Chinese companies have expressed interest in investing in his territory.

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LIVE WEBCAST: Kivgiq 2013

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Kivgiq 2013

Kivgiq, A cultural celebration in Barrow, Alaska, USA. The theme for 2013, “Unity Then, Unity Now”. This year’s 5 day Kivgiq celebration, also called “Messenger Feast”, is not traditionally an annual affair, but is held every two or three years, because community leaders reserved it for particularly bountiful subsistence harvests. Alaska Native Eskimo drum and dance groups are attending, traveling from villages around Alaska’s northwestern coast and North Slope, as well as northern Canada. The lighting of the seal-oil lamp, opening statements by Barrow officials and a foot-race in mukluks to determine which village performs first, are part of the first day activities.

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Kivgiq 2013 on Livestream. Kivgiq, A cultural celebration in Barrow, Alaska, USA. The theme for 2013, "Unity Then, Unity Now"

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NWT Service Guidelines – Supported Living Homes

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NWT Service Guidelines – Supported Living Homes Service Guidelines for People in Supported Living Homes (2004) are written for Health and Social Services Authorities and service providers who work with adults who need support to live independently in the community. Adults may require assistance as a result of psychiatric, physical and/or mental disabilities. This document describes the background, the best practices literature, the philosophical approach and the certification process for service providers who provide a range of housing supports. The Service Guidelines contain forms to help potential supported housing service providers prepare for the precertification process. The companion document, Service Standards for People in Supported Living Homes (2004), outlines organizational, quality of care, and quality of life standards that guide Authorities in reviewing service providers for certification. These two documents replace “Program Standards for Adult Group Homes” (2000). For more information on the Service Guidelines or Service Standards, contact the Mental Health Consultant at (867) 873-7926. Originally from http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/sites/default/files/service_guidlines.pdf ;

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Living with Disability … Living with Dignity Needs Assessment of NWT

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http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/health/66610.pdf Living with Disability…..Living with Dignity Needs Assessment of …

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Living with Disability…..Living with Dignity Needs Assessment of Persons with Disabilities in the NWT – Findings Report Final Report Research conducted by Lois Little, Sandy Auchterlonie and Bob Stephen, Lutra Associates Ltd. on behalf of the partnership of: • NWT Council for Disabled Persons • GNWT Health and Social Services • Yellowknife Association for Community Living • GNWT Education, Culture and Employment (College and Careers Division) • YWCA of Yellowknife • Human Resources Development Canada • MaryAnne Duchesne

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Max Ward’s DHC-3T Landing in Yellowknife | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Max Ward’s DHC-3T Landing in YellowknifeTime lapse of Max Ward’s turbo Otter landing on Yellowknife’s Back Bay. Back in the 1950’s, Max Ward founded Wardair in Yellowknife flying DHC-3 otters, then acquired DHC-6 Twin Otters and eventually moved on to Boeing 707’s and 727’s. Wardair was sold to Canadian Airlines in 1989.For this image, 11 photos were combined in PTGui. There some seam lines and color variations in the final product – mental note, always have a tripod and shoot in manual exposure.Nikon D700

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Arctic Council should be cautious about new observer hopefuls: Inuit org president

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Terry Audla, right, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, at a Carleton University-led panel discussion in Ottawa Jan. 30 on the future role of the Arctic Council. On the cusp of Canada assuming the helm of the council in May, panelists — including the ambassadors of Norway and Sweden — discussed issues such as resource development, climate change and giving observer status on the council to players such as China and the European Union. (PHOTO BY LISA GREGOIRE) Many are knocking but few should enter, says Terry Audla, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Speaking to an audience of 120 or so bureaucrats, political aides, consultants, scientists, students and diplomats during a panel discussion in Ottawa Jan. 30, Audla said the Arctic Council should be cautious about opening up observer status to applicants such as China and the European Union who haven’t always respected indigenous rights, both abroad and at home. “It’s a dilemma,” said Audla, considering the Inuit tradition of dialogue and negotiation. But the council runs the risk of seeing its agenda being diluted or sidetracked by special interests. “Permanent observer status in the Arctic Council is crucial, but we think with China and the EU, we need to look at them closely.”

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"…The Arctic Council currently has six “observers,” including France and Germany, who member states have decided can contribute to their work. Another 14 states and organizations have applied for observer status including the European Union, South Korea, China, India, Japan, Greenpeace and the Association of Oil and Gas Producers. A decision on who gets in will be made at a meeting in May in Stockholm just before Sweden relinquishes the chairmanship to Canada. The incoming chair, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, said in October 2012 that applicants must “respect and support indigenous peoples in the Arctic region.” …"

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CamRanger is Offering Canon and Nikon DSLR Users Pro-quality Wireless Photography from an iPad, iPhone and now Mac Computer

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