BRIDGING THE NWT’s DEHCHO – NEW BOOK RELEASE:

NEW BOOK RELEASE:  BRIDGING THE DEHCHO

Bill Braden's photo on the cover of NNSL's News North

Bill Braden’s photo on the cover of NNSL’s News North

“… When the NWT’s Deh Cho Bridge opened just two years ago, on November 29 2012, it brought to a close over 50 years of crossing the Mighty Mackenzie by ice bridge and ferry.  Here is a book for anyone who has ever floated on or driven across Canada’s longest river.

Bridging the #Dehcho chronicles the history, colour and drama of the Mackenzie River Crossing at Fort Providence.  From the days of the ancient Dene to the establishment of the community in 1870, to the arrival of the highway in 1960 and completion of the Deh Cho Bridge in 2012, the book also paints a contemporary portrait of the historic community of Fort Providence today.

The hardcover, 92-page book presents over 200 photos and illustrations with principle photography and writing by Yellowknife author Bill Braden, and an opening essay by adventure writer Jamie Bastedo.  It is published by the Government of the NWT, Department of Transportation, to commemorate the project.

The public is invited to the official launch at the Fort Providence Community Hall on Wednesday Dec 3 at noon, with Transportation Minister Tom Beaulieu, Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli and author Bill Braden.   The book will go on sale (suggested retail $30) that day the Big River Service and Snowshoe Crafts in Fort Providence, and at the Yellowknife Book Cellar and Northern Frontier Visitors Centre.

For More Info:
Bill Braden 445 8953
website:  www.billbradenphoto.com
email: billbradenphoto@gmail.com …”

Deh Cho Bridge http://www.dehchobridge.info/

The Deh Cho BridgeWiki
“…This is an unofficial information site about the Deh Cho Bridge. Much like the Bridge, it is perpetually under construction. Mainly a place to organize things for myself, but there are some more generally useful bits:
– Bridge Costs – the various costs of the Bridge, including an interactive calculator.
– Bridge Summary – a basic overview of events. There’s also a timeline of the bridge project.
– Dramatis Personæ – you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. …”

We’re finally connected to the rest of Canada’: NWT residents celebrate Deh Cho bridge by JOHN ALLEMANG From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail (Includes correction) Published Monday, Dec. 03 2012, 9:49 PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 04 2012, 10:23 AM EST
‘Deh Cho Bridge ends North’s reliance on ice road – After years of controversy, delays and cost overruns, the Deh Cho Bridge opens Friday, linking Alberta and the N.W.T. ‘We’re finally connected to the rest of Canada’: NWT residents celebrate Deh Cho bridge – The Globe and Mail  “…1,045-metre Deh Cho structure towers over the flat Arctic landscape near Fort Providence, NWT, and provides the first year-round road passage across the Mackenzie to and from Yellowknife…”

After years of controversy, delays and cost overruns, the Deh Cho Bridge opens Friday, linking Alberta and the N.W.T. – Deh Cho Bridge ends North’s reliance on ice road | Toronto Star

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Yellowknife, Canada. BOOM TOWN – British Pathé

BOOM TOWN – British Pathé.

Yellowknife, Canada.

Several air shots of snow covered Canadian town, (Boom Town) in a valley. Various shots of the new houses, roads, people, shops, bank, restaurants etc. Most of the shops and the houses are the log wood cabins. Several shots of the people eating in a fast food restaurant – fairly big portions, old record states ‘unrationed food’. Several shots of the prices on wall. More shots of the new town.

Date found in the old record – 01/05/1946.

 

First Prime Minister to visit any part of Canada north of the Arctic Circle, July 21, 1961? | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

 

Who was the first Prime Minister to visit any part of Canada north of the Arctic Circle?

First Prime Minister to visit any part of Canada north of the Arctic Circle, July 21, 1961 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

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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It’s time for a new conversation.

FREE @NorthernPA Special Issue Download on #Devolution & #NWT #Economy NOW http://t.co/KQ12NLrLtt #nwtpoli #cdnpoli #Arctic

 
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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

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

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#CDNpoli @pmharper ▶ #NWT #IdleNoMore #DehCho Bridge Blockade #video

Idle No More Denendeh
Dehcho Bridge Action
January 5, 2013
Short Doc by Siku Allooloo and Amos Scott

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/56886462″>Dehcho Bridge Blockade</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user5537038″>Didi Chia Studios</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 
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This is Our Time a “My Voice My Choice” drug & alcohol awareness video from Tulita NWT

Via Scoop.itNWT News

Produced in Tulita, NT by local youth as part of a drug and alcohol awareness workshop in 2011.
Via www.youtube.com

In Colville Lake NWT with The Frozen Eyes Photographic Society of the NWT

The Frozen Eyes Photographic Society of the NWT http://www.frozeneyes.com trainers George Lessard http://mediamentor.ca and Pablo Saravanja http://artless.blogspot.com/ just finished a workshop at the one room school in the Northwest Territory’s smallest community, Colville Lake. Here are some of the best pictures taken by the young photographers. This workshop was partially funding by grants from the NWT Arts Council http://www.pwnhc.ca/artscouncil/ and BHPBilliton http://www.bhpbilliton.com Thanks to Kevin O’Keefe, Principal, COLVILLE LAKE SCHOOL for all his help.

Frozen Eyes Photographic Society in Norman Wells Northwest Territories

Frozen Eyes Photographic Society
http://www.frozeneyes.com/
in Norman Wells Northwest Territories

Photos taken and copyright by the following – Kevin Kivi, Konrad Grandjambe, Heather Pope, Joshua Rose, Siobhan Quigg, Abby Small, Laura Wall, Cora Mccoy, Tamara McDonald, Shara Rose, Christine Desjarlais, Nate Greggy, Dakota Miller, Hunter Gray, Madi Gray, Nigel Gregory and Emily Barta

Instructors, George Lessard and Pablo Saravanja

Thanks to
MACKENZIE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
Renee Closs, Principal
Thomas Aikiman

Funded by the NWT Arts Council http://www.pwnhc.ca/artscouncil/about.html

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