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Egg Farmers Of Canada
The World Heritage Site is threatened by hydroelectic and oilsands development.
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Growing locally-produced food in Canada isn't always a possibility. Our nation's diverse climate and landscape make it hard for every region to be self sustainable. Because of this, food needs to be s...
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It all started when the NWT finance minister suggested, in his last budget speech, that he would "investigate introducing a sugary drink tax" in 2018 to fight rising obesity and diabetes levels. Residents of the NWT already pay some the highest food costs in the country.
Everything is getting wetter and they're being forced from their habitat.
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More than half of all homeless dogs in Canada exist in the Northernmost parts of the provinces. Iqaluit is no different. The Iqaluit Humane Society (IHS) faces a lot of unique challenges -- it's not easy running one of the most isolated shelters in the world, with minimal staff, funding and resources.
The province has promised to investigate.
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A Calgary woman's ad promises to bring women to where "no man has gone before."
While the rest of Canada talks and talks about reducing reliance on fossil fuels, one town is actually doing it.
Formerly homeless mother says N.W.T. Income Support withheld her rental allowance due to overcrowding
As Canadians grapple with the legacy of residential schools, Jean Marie River is trying to commemorate the fact it doesn't have to.
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Yukon Premier Darren Pasloski says changes to how Statistics Canada calculates territorial spending are having unintended effects.
When it comes to poverty in this country, there is no question about it: our national government is failing. Latest estimates peg poverty at 4.8 million across the country. While some provinces and territories have stepped up to address poverty in their communities, the lack of political will and leadership in Ottawa has left premiers without adequate funding, guidance and metrics to properly tackle the issue.
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers travelled 5,000 kilometres from Whitehorse to perform onstage at the Aboriginal Pavilion, as part of the 17-day Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival that ran parallel to the Pan Am Games.
YELLOWKNIFE - The Northwest Territories is bracing for another hot wildfire season as a new report details last year's record-breaking burns."It's grim," Environment Minister Michael Miltenberger said...
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YELLOWKNIFE - A member of the Northwest Territories legislature has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.RCMP say Michael Nadli, who is 50, was arrested in Fort Providence.Police say they rec...
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YELLOWKNIFE - The federal government is appealing an injunction blocking Ottawa's attempt to centralize control over resource development in the Northwest Territories.Earlier this month, a judge in th...
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Family can't get a health card for daughter, who has a traditional Chipewyan name
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In interviews conducted by DPRA with Northern professionals, there were four key issues that were common to all situations: housing, access to training and development opportunities, limited access to services (in smaller communities), and social and lifestyle issues. What are some practical solutions for government employers?
NORMAN WELLS, - A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in the Northwest Territories.RCMP said they received a call Wednesday night about the attack southwest of Norman Wells near the Yukon boundar...
It has a population of around 20,000 people. This weekend it looked as polluted as a sprawling metropolis of millions. Yellowknife was blanketed with smoke from raging wildfires this weekend, making...
FORT MCPHERSON, N.W.T. - The government of the Northwest Territories has dissolved the council in the community of Fort McPherson and has appointed an administrator to take over running the hamlet.A n...
Climate change is responsible for more frequent and larger forest fires, such as the ones now plaguing the Northwest Territories, says an Edmonton professor. “What we are seeing in the Northwest Terr...
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The Northwest Territories is suffering through one of the worst summers for forest fires in decades and the photos are otherworldly. (Credit: Laura MacNeill) More than 100 large fires are raging i...
So often we hear only about the lack of collaboration that exists across our country, but this is not the case here. These partners have committed to not only working together to address key cancer care issues with and for First Peoples, but also to track and measure the impact of the work together.
EDMONTON - Alberta's energy regulator could be heading north to help the Northwest Territories manage its oilpatch.The territorial government has confirmed it is in talks with the Alberta agency over...
OTTAWA - The federal government has introduced legislation that would give the Northwest Territories province-like control over its resources and reform the way it reviews resource development.Control...
Cyril 'Bud' Murphy may be the oldest person on Twitter. Well, he isn't on the social media site himself, as he passed away in 2004, but thanks to his grandson, Derryl Murphy, Bud's followers are able...
Norman Wells, a remote town in the Northwest Territories, ranks as the community with the most reported incidents on federally-regulated pipelines in the country, a fact that's surprised key comm...
The Pipeline Bogeyman is the New Baby Seal Hunt -- a cause celebre for environmentalists and their fellow travelers as varied as meddling movie stars or Middle Eastern oil sheikhdoms that finance anti-development, anti-fracking, anti-oil sands efforts.My favourite example of the hidden and cynical geopolitical forces aimed at stifling Canada's economic development was the cinematic flop against natural gas fracking called "Promised Land" starring Matt Damon and financed by Abu Dhabi, the world's third biggest oil exporter.
This year, something incredible happened and the planets appear to be lining up for the Northwest Territories. A major discovery of oil in shale deposits was made this year near Norman Wells (900 miles north of Edmonton and 300 miles south of Inuvik) and a bidding and drilling frenzy is underway.