[Canadian] police can’t stop you from filming them, nor seize your phone

“… [Canadian] police can’t stop you from filming them, nor seize your phone, lawyer says – Public ‘absolutely allowed’ to film arrests, so long as they don’t obstruct police – By John Rieti, CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2017– The man who captured video of Toronto police officers using a stun gun on a pinned suspect “absolutely” had the right to record that footage, a criminal lawyer says.
Police are reviewing officers’ use of force and conduct in connection with the Tuesday morning altercation in downtown Toronto, which Waseem Khan shot on his mobile phone and shared with the media.
Khan has since criticized police officers for threatening to seize his phone and warning him to stay back, telling him the suspect — who had been Tasered twice and was being held on the ground by multiple officers — was going to spit in his face and give him AIDS.
Criminal lawyer Daniel Brown said he believes officers were trying to intimidate Khan, who had a legal right to record what was happening.
Brown said the officers’ actions toward Khan are “just plain wrong.”
“You are absolutely allowed to film police interactions with the public. It is part of our civic duties and responsibilities,” he told CBC Toronto, adding that more people should know their rights.
Brown also said the officers couldn’t have seized Khan’s phone, even if it contained important evidence. As with a store’s surveillance camera, he said, police can’t just take the device — they have to seek permission to collect the evidence. …”

Salvage Movie DOC about the Yellowknife city dump


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

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!



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

Marilyn Monroe “The Woman Who Will Not Die” Still Life & Essay By Gloria Steinem

Marilyn Monroe “The Woman Who Will Not Die” Still Life & Essay By Gloria Steinem

July 19th, 2006


“….In the last interview before her death, close to the time of these photographs, Patricia Newcomb, her friend and press secretary, remembers that Marilyn pleaded unsuccessfully with the reporter to end his article like this:

“What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers.

Please don’t make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe.” …”

Bio | maia lepage photography, Inuvik, NWT

[Excerpt] “…In 2008, I became the editor of Tussayaksat Magazine, an Inuvialuit News and Culture magazine based in Inuvik. I have had the great pleasure of spending many years traveling around the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in Canada’s Western Arctic and enjoying the freedoms of the North.

I have also had the great pleasure of working with many other companies and individuals, such as CBC, National Post, Globe and Mail, Canadian North Airlines, First Air, Parks Canada, Smithsonian Museum, Alfred Moses: Inuvik Boot Lake MLA, and The Inuvik RCMP. My work has also appeared in many other publications and newsletters.

In 2010, I began teaching a continuing education Photography course at Aurora College in Inuvik. Since then, I have fully developed 2 original courses. The first is an 8-week introduction to Digital Photography. This is a beginner course and used to help students learn more about their digital cameras. The second is a 6-week introduction to digital editing, where students learn about colour correction and simple editing tricks to help enhance their photos. In the future, I plan to expand my courses to intermediate and expert levels….”

via Bio | maia lepage photography.

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!.


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
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
Renee Closs, Principal
Thomas Aikiman

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

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