Back Bay Yearning #YZF #NWT | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Back Bay Yearning ©2013 George Lessard

Back Bay Yearning, Great Slave Lake’s Back Bay, Yellowknife NWT
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Historic Fort Simpson – Northwest Territories, Canada – YouTube

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Fort Simpson is the longest-standing continuous settlement on the Mackenzie River, in the Northwest Territories. Established as Fort of the Forks in 1903, it was renamed for Sir George Simpson when the Hudson’s Bay Company set up its fur-trading post in 1922.

The Fort Simpson McPherson House was built in 1936, and once housed the family of George and Lucy McPherson. The house was restored in 1999, and now stands as a cultural document. Join two of the Simpson children, as they explore their old home and share fond memories.

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Canada Day 2009 Parade in Fort Simpson #NWT

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Canada Day Parade in Fort Simpson

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Tweet geekery and epic crowdsourcing: an Oxford English Dictionary update | OxfordWords blog

Tweet geekery and epic crowdsourcing: an Oxford English Dictionary update | OxfordWords blog.

 

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Keeping Zero Plastic Week alive | Greenpeace Canada

I live in the NWT where our consensus government has mandated a $0.25 charge on every plastic bag used at the point of sale in every store in the territory. So we pretty much all use multiple use bags for our purchases.But I have to say that your “promotion” of Zero Plastic Week is laughable because we’ve never heard of it up here.Nor have I seen a single mention of it on national television.This story does not even bother to mention what the dates of the week were. Seems to me you are not very committed to communicating this very well.Must be spending too much time and money on cute polar bears and baby seals. I guess they bring in more money than Zero Plastic Week.

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Keeping Zero Plastic Week alive

Blogpost by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator – June 24, 2013 at 18:40

“…Zero Plastic Week has come and gone, and it’s left me feeling mainly inspired but also a bit depressed. Inspired because there is a growing plastic free movement, full of amazing, passionate and dedicated people. Depressed because dramatically reducing plastic consumption really isn’t as hard as you’d think. Why is that depressing? Because we need more people doing it, and stat. …”

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CN Train 533 – Part 2 – Pine Junction to Hay River #NWT- April 2009 #railway

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CN Train 533 (High Level, Alberta to Hay River, Northwest Territories) passing by Pine Junction, North West Territories… We pass by a MOW crew at the Junction and then by storage tank cars at the sidings… also get to see where CN is clearing land to build a new yard… video ends just as we come into the town of Hay River, NWT… The most northern terminal on CN… The conductor says one of the best lines ever right after we pass the section crew at about 1:15….

 

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CN Train 533 – Part 1 – Departing Enterprise NWT – April 2009 – CN Train 533 departing Enterprise, North West Territories… Northward… Light Engine (CN 9527) – April 2009 – Good audio of the Hot Box Detector at Mile 350 Meander River Sub and a foreman giving us instructions into his limits… http://youtu.be/b1Zh_r4oAOg

Part Three http://youtu.be/viJF14-lx0g

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Le Carrefour culturel de Yellowknife / The Cultural Crossroads of Yellowknife

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Text thanks to www.auroraarts.ca In the summer of 1999, the Fédération Franco-TéNOise brought together some of the greatest aboriginal, french and english artists to create this monumental sculpture.

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"..In the summer of 1999, the Fédération Franco-TéNOise brought together some of the greatest aboriginal, french and english artists to create this monumental sculpture.

Sonny McDonald, Métis from Fort Smith
John Sabourin, Dene from Fort Simpson
Eli Nasogaluak, Inuvialuk from Tuktoyaktuk
Armand Vaillancourt, Québécois from Montréal
Chris Ishoj, Canadian from Mansonville.

The Cultural Crossroads of Yellowknife, an evolving artistic site, comprises three elements so far:
# a copy of a bronze sculpture created by three aboriginal artists (the original, carved in ancient marble at least 2.5 million years old from the banks of Great Slake Lake, is exhibited in the hall of the Legislative Assembly building)
# a steel structure based on a dene teepee, created by André Boulanger
# a mural composed on 1500 signs and symbols representing life in the Far North, designed by Vaillancourt, Ishoj and Boulanger : hands, paws, animals, circlesmains, pattes, cercle, animaux, etc.

The Cultural Crossroads of Yellowknife is a meeting place of the talents of the North and the South, the East and the West. As such, it bears witness to the creative synergies of different cultures working together.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/sets/72157623484211428/ …"

 

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The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives

The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives http://ow.ly/lWyST

The Changing Face of What is Normal: Mental Health

April 17, 2013 – April 13, 2014

How do we—as individuals and as a society—perceive, define, respond to, and interact with those deemed abnormal, whether in body, mind, or behavior? The Changing Face of What is Normal: Mental Health, is one of several inaugural special collections to premiere at the Exploratorium’s re-opening on April 17, 2013 at San Francisco’s Pier 15. It is part of the museum’s new gallery dedicated to the art and science of human behavior. The exhibition runs through April 2014.

The exhibition includes three elements: artifacts such as suitcases and trunks of 14 patients confined at the Willard Psychiatric Center, a New York mental institution that was decommissioned in 1995. The personal items provide an evocative statement of the residents’ lives before they were institutionalized.

The artifacts are on loan from the NY State Museum. The exhibit also includes photographs of the patients’ effects by Jon Crispin, poetry by psychiatrist/poet Karen Miller, and interviews with both patients and caregivers.

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The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives

  • Photographer Jon Crispin has been documenting the suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York
  • 400 suitcases were found in an attic at the asylum in 1995. They date from 1910 to 1960
  • Many of the patients who went to the asylum died there and were buried in graves marked not with names, but by numbers
 
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Strategic framework sets priorities for the elimination of poverty in the NWT

Strategic framework sets priorities for the elimination of poverty in the NWT
YELLOWKNIFE (June 6, 2013) – A new strategic framework for the elimination of poverty outlines the GNWT’s commitment to ensuring all residents of the NWT have the chance to enjoy the benefits of living in a prosperous, well-governed territory and to participate fully in a healthy, just society.  “Building on the Strengths of Northerners” is an integrated approach that will position NWT residents to achieve long-term economic and social sustainability. PDF of document here

Video of presentation here

“Poverty is complex, and there is no single solution,” said Glen Abernethy, Chair of the Social Envelope Committee of Cabinet. “Social policies that help our residents achieve their full potential make our communities attractive and welcoming. Those communities create a strong, diversified economy that shares its benefits and keeps residents healthy. We know that investments in healthcare and education pay off in our economy. Investments in our economy make our people and the programs and services they rely on flourish. We hope that people in every region and every sector will want to partner with us to achieve a poverty-free NWT.”The strategic framework identifies five main priorities for action:
– Children and Family Support
– Healthy Living and Reaching Our Potential
– Safe and Affordable Housing
– Sustainable Communities
– Integrated Continuum of Services
The GNWT will now develop an action plan to address these priorities in partnership with community and regional agencies.
The priorities for action identified in Building on the Strengths of Northerners align with the 17th Assembly’s goals and priorities of supporting residents to be healthy, educated people free from poverty; addressing housing needs; ensuring sustainable, vibrant, safe communities; and effective and efficient government.
Above from:
Original URL for “Building on the Strengths of Northerners” PDF

For more information:
Brenda Norris
Media Liaison
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 669-2302
Email: brenda_norris@gov.nt.ca

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NWT Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework

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Strategic framework sets priorities for the elimination of poverty in the NWT
Jun 6 2013
YELLOWKNIFE (June 6, 2013) – A new strategic framework for the elimination of poverty outlines the GNWT’s commitment to ensuring all residents of the NWT have the chance to enjoy the benefits of living in a prosperous, well-governed territory and to participate fully in a healthy, just society.  “Building on the Strengths of Northerners” is an integrated approach that will position NWT residents to achieve long-term economic and social sustainability.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/146202027/NWT-Anti-Poverty-Strategic-Framework
“Poverty is complex, and there is no single solution,” said Glen Abernethy, Chair of the Social Envelope Committee of Cabinet. “Social policies that help our residents achieve their full potential make our communities attractive and welcoming. Those communities create a strong, diversified economy that shares its benefits and keeps residents healthy. We know that investments in healthcare and education pay off in our economy. Investments in our economy make our people and the programs and services they rely on flourish. We hope that people in every region and every sector will want to partner with us to achieve a poverty-free NWT.”The strategic framework identifies five main priorities for action:
– Children and Family Support
– Healthy Living and Reaching Our Potential
– Safe and Affordable Housing
– Sustainable Communities
– Integrated Continuum of Services
The GNWT will now develop an action plan to address these priorities in partnership with community and regional agencies.
The priorities for action identified in Building on the Strengths of Northerners align with the 17th Assembly’s goals and priorities of supporting residents to be healthy, educated people free from poverty; addressing housing needs; ensuring sustainable, vibrant, safe communities; and effective and efficient government.
Above from: http://news.exec.gov.nt.ca/strategic-framework-sets-priorities-for-the-elimination-of-poverty-in-the-nwt/
Original URL for “Building on the Strengths of Northerners” PDF
http://www.gov.nt.ca/research/publications/pdfs/Anti-poverty_Strategic_Framework.pdf

For more information:
Brenda Norris
Media Liaison
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 669-2302
Email: brenda_norris@gov.nt.ca

 

 

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