Yellowknife Federal Cannabis legalization and regulation Town Hall videos

Re cannabis legalization and regulation town hall

Yellowknife Federal Cannabis Town Hall pt01
https://youtu.be/94jpMhAhd54
00;00;00;00 first frame (not synced to visible TC over time)
00:00:30:15 Introduction by N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod
00:05:02:19 Bill Blair’s opening platform – historic use – youth protection – $600 million criminal activity – health of consumers – kids – criminal record – reduce health and social harms – comprehensive and strict regulation – oversee or production distribution – legal, healthier adult use – criminal record issues – legalizing to regulate – to learn from local experience – consensus on three things from other meetings across Canada – roadway safety – impaired driving –
00;10;55;00 Question: Kim MacNearney … social harms of criminal records – pardons ….
00;11;16;11 Bill Blair’s reply – pardons – law, repeal and replace – criminal records – pardons
00;13;00;09 Michael McLeod – minister of public safety reviewing the pardon system –
00;13;07;15 Bill Blair – cost of pardon system fees – accessible $$ dollar wise and socially –
00;14;00;21 Question: Sara Murphy – education youth – distribution
00;14;34;24 Bill Blair’s – govt support of education programs – youth – research & public education campaigns – driving – territorial responsibilities
00;17;48;23 Excise tax & federal others taxes applied to cannabis to be reinvestment in research, public education, rehabilitation and treatment –
00;18;15;23 Question: Nancy Vail pt 1 – booze / pot double standard – THC levels – driver levels –
00;19;21;01 Bill Blair’s reply – sobriety of all on the road is the preference
00;22;35;28 Question: Nancy Vail pt 2
00;23;06;18 Bill Blair’s reply – social de normalization – workplace safety – managed risk – reduce social health harms – public health approach –
00;26;09;25 Question: pt 1 – what NWT regulatory body? – access – tax levels – point of sale pricing –
00;27;16;04 Bill Blair’s reply – low enough to be competitive in the marketplace – high enough not to encourage –
00;29;44;18 Question: pt 2
00;29;54;28 Bill Blair – federal / territorial / provincial roles / regulation of distribution – appropriate – respectful to people of the territory – “co-operative confederation” –
00;31;50;22 Question: Kim MacNearney… Hight restriction?
00;32;10;29 Bill Blair’s reply “the vacation effect” –
00;33;34;14 Question: Kim MacNearney… NWT Dry Communities?
00;33;51;25 Bill Blair’s reply – on provincial / territorial authority
00;34;58;08 Follow-up: Kim MacNearney…NWT Dry Communities?
00;35;10;01 Bill Blair’s reply – Confirming territorial control over distribution & Dry Communities
00;35;24;24 Question pt 1 : On bootlegging in small communities and appropriate, fair access in all communities compared to Yellowknife –
00:37:59:09 Bill Blair’s reply … NWT has regulatorial control over distribution… Canada Post…
00;38;46;26 Question pt 2 : Father 17 yr old son / parental / householder / grower – responsibility
00;39;16;20 Bill Blair’s reply – grower regulation – fencing – urban regulation – municipal regulations like chicken / hen house permits – 15 yrs experience with permits to grow for medical purposes – harvesting and giving plant to a 17 year old is still an offence –
End Part one
00;41;36;17

Yellowknife Federal Cannabis Town Hall pt02 https://youtu.be/nstwJoHyMIo
Begin Part two
00;41;36;17 Question: Noeline Villebrun, former Dene National Chief
00;46;17;20 – Dene law – Dene plants – Dene medicine – health funding – jurisdictional concerns – language – NWT majority Dene – older Dene users – PTSD use for residential school survivors –
00;54;01;12 Michael McLeod’s reply – Feds working with First Nations – four tables / First Nation, Metis, Inuit and one more for the Land Claim Coalition Groups… –
00;57;20;03 Bill Blair’s reply – language – culturally appropriate communication
00;57;53;10 Question: On revenue being earmarked for education, health and addiction services in the NWT … local enforcement issues … growing 4 plants in small remote communities – grade 7 youth smoking –
01;01;01;07 Bill Blair’s reply- on enforcement – cultivation & rules – parental responsibility in the home – number of plants limit –
01;03;54;07 Question: On parents roles … parenting roles, adult education in addition to education in the schools …
01;05;18;00 Bill Blair’s reply – education – safety is a shared responsibility
01;07;10;23 Question: Lydia Bardak – Youth education… mental health – self medication justice… school.. health crisis – pardon issues
01;12;45;22 Bill Blair’s reply
01;18;56;18 Question: Sara Murphy – Community growing / shared gardens…
01;19;46;03 Bill Blair’s reply – “designated grower” under the medical regulations…
01;22;05;04 Follow-up: Sara Murphy – training medical growers –
01;22;38;22 Bill Blair’s reply – Health Canada small “craft brewery” production group license? Non-medical use licenses..
01;24;12;24 Follow-up: Sara Murphy –
01;24;16;16 Bill Blair – Non-medical use grow licenses
01;25;13;27 Noeline Villebrun – health & metal health issues – treatment centre shutdowns – why is that –
01;26;46;06 Michael McLeod’s reply – on the land treatment – and down south –
01;28;01;25 Noeline Villebrun Follow-up: banishment – Dene law –
01;31;21;12 Michael McLeod’s reply –
01;33;45;18 Noeline Villebrun Follow-up
End Part two
01;34;23;20

Yellowknife Federal Cannabis Town Hall pt03 https://youtu.be/d1JKgWkQaec
Part three starts
01;34;23;20 Question – Inaudible
01;34;28;00 Question –
01;35;17;09 Bill Blair – rights of the employer – appropriate rules for safety –
01;37;05;04 Question –
01;39;57;15 Michael McLeod’s reply – indigenous governments and relationship –
01;41;14;14 Question – US border crossing questions / answers – price disparity in Canada / provincial / territorial trade rules – NWT position ?
01;42;50;00 Bill Blair’s reply – provincial / territorial responsibilities – criminal vs territorial regulations – ticketing – US border – international laws – laws of other sovereign states –
01;48;27;01 Question: Kim MacNearney: Medical users under new regulations for recreational use – landlords / tenants rights
01;49;05;28 Bill Blair – medical system remains in place – based on court decisions – constitutional situation – review medical system within five years – user rights limits / balance – alternatives to ingestion –
01;51;22;15 MacNearney – edibles
01;51;23;22 Bill Blair – safety regulated – edibles – dosage – no gummy bears marketing –
01;52;22;01 Noeline Villebrun – traditional healers prescribing –
01;53;34;29 Bill Blair – on authorizations not prescriptions – no DIN number no prescription – NWT traditional healers with authority to authorize? –
01;54;19;19 Noeline Villebrun follow-up –
01;54;24;00 Bill Blair – first time hearing question regarding traditional healers – bring question back to Ottawa for answer
01;54;51;27 Lydia Bardak question: on the job use and consequences – random testing – impairment levels
01;55;40;02 Bill Blair –
01;56;00;19 closing
01;58;00;21 final frame

Still photo set
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/albums/72157661675464578

The 🇨🇦 federal government’s representative on legal cannabis, Blair said mail order weed will only come to the communities if the territorial government doesn’t say otherwise. “… N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod and Liberal MP Bill Blair. Blair, the federal government’s representative on legal cannabis, was in Yellowknife Wednesday evening for a public meeting hosted by McLeod. […] He assured the about 40 people who came out to hear what he and McLeod had to say that the territorial government will have the authority to define and control distribution in the North.
It’s been clear that territorial and provincial governments would be responsible for defining legal distribution within their jurisdictions, but what hasn’t been clear is to what extent jurisdictions would be able to supersede federally approved methods of distribution, like mail order cannabis.
But Blair said mail order weed will only come to the communities if the territorial government doesn’t say otherwise.
“That’s their authority to make that decision,” Blair said. […]
For many, a more urgent discussion than preparing for legal weed was how to tackle the already serious issues related to addictions, drug use and related social ills.
“Are the communities ready is not the right question,” said Noeline Villebrun, former Dene National Chief.
Villebrun said she was also concerned the discussion surrounding legalized cannabis in the Northwest Territories was taking place outside the framework of Dene law, traditions and language. …”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/legal-cannabis-in-the-communities-1.4351916

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/n-w-t-pot-legislation-195148927.html

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Indigenous people’s movement, Yellowknife, Canada #Denendeh #J11 #IdleNoMore #YZF #NWT via @citiesandmemory

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“… Protest and Politics is the first global mapping of the sounds of protest, demonstration and political activism. Whether it’s people standing on either side of Donald Trump in the USA, Brexit in the UK, Marine Le Pen in France or any of thousands of local and national protests around the world, people are increasingly finding their voice and expressing themselves through sound. These sounds, more than any other, are coming to define the age in which we’re living, and are uniting people, communities and entire countries around the world. More than 100 sound designers, musicians and sound artists have contributed to the project, whether by reimagining a sound, providing a field recording from a sacred space, or both. Contributors come from all around the world – from Australia and the USA to Costa Rica and Brazil via Italy, France, Spain, the UK and many other countries. Field recordings provided by: George Lessard​…”
Yellowknife Field recording provided by: George Lessard​…”
Listen here
Part of the Protest and Politics project
@citiesandmemory
Set of still photos from the #Denendeh #J11 #IdleNoMore #YZF #NWT shoot
The original #Denendeh #J11 #IdleNoMore #YZF #NWT video is here

 

 

Salvage Movie DOC about the Yellowknife city dump

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Salvage Movie “… A documentary about salvaging items from the Yellowknife city dump and the community dedicated to this beloved tradition. A film by Amy C. Elliott, in post. Yellowknife http://salvagemovie.com/  filmmakers@salvagemovie.com
“…Salvage is a feature-length documentary about the city dump in Yellowknife, Canada. In Yellowknife, the remote capitol of the Northwest Territories, the town dump is the city’s most popular and notorious manmade attraction, mined by a colorful community of thrifty locals. But the new city administration is determined to see it tamed, and the battle for Yellowknife’s identity is on. …”

On Twitter @SalvageMovie https://twitter.com/SalvageMovie

NWT’s The Sun at Midnight actor wins award

Yellowknife's Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

Yellowknife’s Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

“… The first full-length feature film shot in the N.W.T. is quickly becoming a celebrated selection at some major Canadian film festivals.
Mohawk-actor Kawennárhere Devery Jacobs won the award for best performance in a Canadian film at the Whistler Film Festival on Sunday for her performance in The Sun at Midnight.
“I’m just filled with gratitude,” said Jacobs in an interview Tuesday. “I had no expectations going to shoot it in the Northwest Territories. We just went to film this ultra low-budget project, and it was such a passion project that I really hold dear to my heart.” […]
It’s the first acting award Jacobs has received, and she credits Carthew’s talent for the win.
“It’s all because of our writer-director [#Yellowknife’s] Kirsten Carthew. Her writing, if you look at the film, there really isn’t a lot of plot-driven stories, so it really rests on the shoulders of myself and [co-star] Duane Howard to carry the film, which I haven’t’ had the opportunity to do in past projects.” […]
The Whistler Film Festival marks the film’s second screening outside the N.W.T.
The Sun at Midnight also screened at imagineNATIVE in October, complete with a standing ovation from the audience.…”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sun-at-midnight-performance-award-1.3884105

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

A very sad moment

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

Demolition video still of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

“… Hundreds watch Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe fall to the ground – Many show up for blast at 5 p.m. MT Saturday, hundreds more watch from Australia, N.S., Alaska
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hundreds-watch-robertson-headframe-blast-1.3828368
N.W.T. gov’t won’t save Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe
Agreement could not be reached with mine owner, says GNWT
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-gov-t-won-t-save-con-mine-robertson-headframe-1.3701613
“…The Con Mine (1938-2003) was the first gold mine developed in the Northwest Territories, just south of Yellowknife.[1] The property was staked by Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (Cominco) in September 1935 in response to the discovery of visible gold nearby; the name “Con” is an abbreviation of “Consolidated”. The advent of winter prevented any prospecting from being conducted, but work in the summer of 1936 led to the discovery of numerous gold veins. The Con Mine entered production in 1938 and ceased operations in 2003. It has produced over 5,000,000 ozt (160,000 kg) of gold from 12,195,585 tons of ore processed.[2] The mine was over 6,000 ft (1,800 m) deep.[3]…”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Mine

Video runs 01:58

John McFadden on his Acquittal on Obstructing Police charge in Yellowknife NT

John McFadden on his Acquittal on Obstructing Police charge in Yellowknife NT  October 21, 2016


For more on this story see
Yellowknife journalist found not guilty of obstruction (CBCNorth)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/john-mcfadden-decision-expected-1.3814759
‘Free McFadden’ T-shirts support Yellowknife journalist on trial
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/free-john-mcfadden-t-shirt-1.3674422
Yellowknife Court Reporter on Trial for Obstructing Police by  Cody Punter July 1, 2016
http://www.canadalandshow.com/yellowknife-court-reporter-trial-obstructing-police/
Exiled to the North, a Reporter Finds a New Enemy in the RCMP by Dave Bidini July 7, 2016
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/exiled-to-the-north-a-reporter-finds-a-new-enemy-in-the-rcmp
ICYMI: Objection! Local Journo’s Trial an Expensive, Questionable Circus
Nobody looks good in the case of an NNSL reporter charged with obstruction of justice
Sep 1, 2016
https://edgenorth.ca/article/icymi-objection-local-journo-s-trial-an-expensive-questionable-circus

Hacked drone flies over Virginia Falls on NWT’s Nahanni River! – YouTube

This was the first officially sanctioned drone flight over the Nahanni National Park’s Virginia Falls in the history of the park!

This City III – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

This City III – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Deadline: August 1st, 2015
Disciplines: Activism, Art Education, Collaboration, Community, Conceptual Gardening Theory, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Experimental, Film & Video

This City III – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

This City III – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Other, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts.

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Duration: 3 weeks. Programming begins mid-September to early October 2015 (flexible).

Eligibility: Establishing and Professional Artists are welcome to apply.

Costs / Support: There are no costs to the artist except for travel.  The artist will be paid for their exhibition, workshop and/or artist talk(s) along with accommodations and a daily stipend.  Although travel costs are not covered, YK ARCC will write a support letter for CCA travel grant upon request.  Housing and artist studio are provided.

Program Description:  In Yellowknife, a city of approximately 20,000 inhabitants, homelessness is undeniably disproportionate and affordable housing options are limited. On the other hand, there is an abundance of unoccupied space in town. These spaces could be used in creative ways to display art and generate dialogue about how space is used in our town.  Finding creative solutions is on our agenda.

“This City III” is a project that falls in line with finding creative solutions to our city’s complex, intersectional needs.  For its third year running “This City III” continues to address social concern and engage our community through the use of art.

YK ARCC is looking for an artist to take to the streets and explore our city– our community, the locals, our local economies, our spaces, and create a project that offers findings, questions, and/or commentary relevant to our city. We ask that the project take place outside of the white box in order to further the opportunities for community engagement and reinforce the values of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities:  The artist is responsible for the research, development and completion of their own project in line with “This City III”, including: one measurable needs assessment, one artist talk, and one workshop (that lends itself to the project at hand) and finally one presentation of the work in form of exhibition/performance/installation/etc.

Applications:  Please send anything you find relevant to show your interest areas and previous works to: ykarcc [at] gmail.com. Make sure you include a short text explaining your motivation to come and work on this particular project. Optionally you can include a short description of a project you wish to realize here.  CVs are not necessary but accepted.  There is no fee to apply.   A committee of local artists will look at applications on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible.

Application Deadline is August 1st 2015

URL: http://www.ykarcc.ca

Traditional medicine booklet created by Brandi Corris in Fort Good Hope NWT

Traditional medicine booklet created by Brandi Corris in Fort Good Hope, a product of their “Grandmother Walks”.
Please feel free to share to anyone that might be interested!
Let me know if you have any questions,

Carly Aasen
Director of Educational Programs for Older Adults
NWT Seniors’ Society
102, 4916 46th Street
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1L2
867-920-7444
867-920-7601 (fax)
1-800-661-0878 Toll Free
nwtseniors@yk.com
http://www.nwtseniorssociety.ca

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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