Norman Wells mayor, businesses cheer fracking decision

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“I think it’s good news,” says Gregor McGregor, mayor of Norman Wells, of the two horizontal wells to be contructed near the community. But others, like Maude Barlow, are still concerned about what fracking can do to the community’s water. .. ConocoPhillips officials said that, at its peak, the project will employ up to 240 people. The company is now collecting resumes from people who want to work on the project. Officials say last year, when the company drilled two vertical wells, about 70 per cent of spending went to local companies.”

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Inuksuit: Inuit Art at its finest

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Inuit Art at its finest

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Inuit Art at its finest

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#NormanWells #NWT leads Canada in reported #pipeline incidents @CBCNews #ImperialOil #environment #NEB

RT @Northern_Clips: #NormanWells #NWT leads Canada in reported #pipeline incidents @CBCNews #ImperialOil #environment #NEB


Roots, Radio and Social Change: Why Low Power FM Radio is about YOU –

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Roots, Radio and Social Change: Why Low Power FM Radio is about YOU The acceleration of media consolidation and unfair restrictions on community radio and TV have narrowed already limited access to the airwaves for local voices,…
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Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

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The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of us are still blown away when someone actually finds the guts to do just that.
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Pinterest Strikes a Deal with Getty Images, Will Pay for Metadata

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When it comes to images, Pinterest is a bit of a copyright nightmare. It’s not unusual for people to pin photos without any information or attribution, which inevitably leads to others using or sharing the photo without permission.
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Leading by example, Arviat #NU teen Innosar Issakiark wins $75,000 scholarship as national role model for Global Dignity Day Canada

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The amicable Kivalliq teenager was named a national role model for Global Dignity Day Canada.

Issiakiark joined a large gathering in the old portrait gallery building on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and thousands more from across the country and abroad via videoconferencing, to celebrate the event.

The gathering saw video presentations made by John Hope Bryant from Los Angeles, U.S.A., and Crown Prince Haakon from Norway.

Reached by Kivalliq News at the nation’s capital, Issiakiark said he was quite surprised to learn he had been selected as a national role model by Dignity Day Canada.

He said it’s an honour he never would have thought he’d receive.

“This did make me feel really, really proud, because I was recognized for everything I’ve done for my community and the people, and that’s pretty special,” said Issiakiark.

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Billard said, in his opinion, Issiakiark can accomplish anything he sets his mind to.

He said as long as he’s known Issiakiark, the 18-year-old has always been very keen on whatever he gets himself interested in.

"Innosar puts a lot of effort, and a lot of himself, into whatever he takes on," said Billard.

"As a result, anything he does usually turns out well.

"He’s the type of optimistic person who has the ability to always look at the bright side of things and find more positives than negative.

"He gets down at times, and he’s been bullied in the past, but he always finds an inspirational quote or a friend he can lean on to bring him back to his centre."

In addition to the drama club, Billard said Issiakiark has been involved in the Arviat Film Society and numerous projects and activities in Arviat.

He said Issiakiark has always been an inquisitive student and a calming influence on whatever group he’s associated with.

"Honestly, he’s everything you could want in a student.

"In all the time I’ve known him, I never saw him lose his temper or his cool.

He’s always one of the first to jump on the volunteer bandwagon, and he was a great participant in our leadership and resiliency program.

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"…Things are all messed up in northern Canada, when the small arctic city of Yellowknife becomes the battleground for the world’s first Robot Fighting competition. But when things go wrong, and the frozen town becomes overrun by rampaging robots, it’s up to the game’s creators – Marshall Jackson and Wade Thompson – to set things straight.
Meanwhile, in the middle of the barren tundra, an evil is awakening with revenge on its agenda and Yellowknife in its sights…

BallBots is an epic, gritty WebComic about life in the Great White North, Good Bros, and Badass Robot Battles! Will Marshall and Wade be able to kick enough robot ass to save their hometown? Or will the army of mechanical monsters they’ve created claim their home?

Tune in every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday to find out……."


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Blue Future: Maude Barlow Event in Yellowknife | NWT Chapter – Council of Canadians

Blue Future: Maude Barlow Event in Yellowknife | NWT Chapter – Council of Canadians.


Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever
Featuring Maude Barlow
Wednesday, October 30 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Northern United Place
5403 Franklin Avenue, Yellowknife (map)

Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Please join the Council of Canadians’ NWT Chapter for a thought-provoking evening with Council of Canadians’ National Chairperson Maude Barlow, one of the world’s foremost experts on water.

Maude will be discussing the world’s growing water crisis and the fight to protect our most precious resource. Drawing from her recently released book, Blue Future, Maude will bring the global context to unfolding water issues in the Northwest Territories.

Copies of Maude’s new book, Blue Future, will be available for purchase, and Maude will be signing books after her presentation.

About Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She is a board member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

Maude is the recipient of eleven honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the 2005 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards, the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, the 2009 Planet in Focus Eco Hero Award, and the 2011 EarthCare Award, the highest international honour of the Sierra Club (US).

In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 17 books, including her latest, Blue Future: Protecting Water For People And The Planet Forever.

Erica Anderson’s 5 Tips for Journalists on Twitter | Mediashift | PBS

Erica Anderson

Erica Anderson, via her website, EricaAmerica.

via Erica Anderson’s 5 Tips for Journalists on Twitter | Mediashift | PBS.


If anyone knows the power of Twitter for journalism, it’s Erica Anderson, who helps journalists and public figures make the most of the platform.

Anderson, product marketing manager for Twitter, launched an online toolkit for journalists, Twitter for Newsrooms in 2011. That year, she also co-produced the first online Town Hall session for Barack Obama, when he became the first U.S. President to live tweet.

Before that, she was digital strategist for CBS News anchor Katie Couric in New York. Anderson earned her Twitter handle @EricaAmerica when she was covering the 2008 Presidential Election for MTV News.

“As someone who’s studied journalism, for me there’s this kind of intereconnectedness between Twitter and our industry that’s really inherent and compelling,” she said during an Oct. 3 presentation at the International Center for Journalists. “I look at Twitter as a fundamental tool to break and share news, to drive conversation around what interests you and to engage your audience.”


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