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July 18, 2022
CBC North - The leader of the federal NDP will be visiting the Northwest Territories on Tuesday and Wednesday. Jagmeet Singh will be meeting with local leaders and community groups during his two-day visit which starts Tuesday, said Shane Pike, president of the Northwest Territories federal NDP. In a news release Monday, the NDP said Singh will meet with Tłı̨chǫ Region Chiefs on Tuesday afternoon. The last time a federal NDP leader visited the N.W.T. He wants to get acquainted with the people from the Northwest Territories and learn what the issues are," Pike said.
July 18, 2022
Cabin Radio - NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is set to arrive in Yellowknife on Tuesday morning, the party said as it released his schedule for the day in a Monday advisory. At 1:30pm on Tuesday, the NDP stated, Singh will have a private meeting with Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief Jackson Lafferty and the chiefs of the four Tłı̨chǫ community governments. From there, Singh will stop at the Yellowknife Farmers Market in Somba K’e Civic Plaza at 5:15pm then hold a meet-and-greet in Rotary Park at 6:15pm. On Wednesday, the territorial government stated, Singh will meet with NWT Premier Caroline Cochrane before his departure. For the past three days Singh has been in the Yukon, meeting with leaders and non-profits and holding meet-and-greets in Whitehorse.
June 7, 2022
CBC North - The Northwest Territories government has agreed to sell Mactung to Fireweed Zinc Ltd, a private company, and it could make $15 million on the sale. The sale price breakdownThe terms of the sale of the Mactung property to Fireweed, according to a news release from the company, shows that the N.W.T. Finally, another $5 million will be paid if Fireweed announces an intention to build a mine just on the Mactung Project. Cantung not part of saleThe Mactung property was set to be sold in tandem with another mining property — the former Cantung mine, which the Canadian government has responsibility for. (Both of these properties were held by North American Tungsten before it went into bankruptcy protection in 2015.)
May 17, 2022
Cabin Radio - Some mining companies say long waits for permits, a lack of infrastructure, and uncertainty around regulations, land claims, and protected areas are discouraging investment in the NWT. Think tank the Fraser Institute’s 2021 survey of mining companies, published last month, aims to assess how factors like geology, taxation and regulations affect exploration investment around the world. The report found Canada to be the second most attractive country for mining in the world, behind Australia. Across Canada, senior mining executives said uncertainty around protected areas, disputed land claims and environmental regulations were the main areas negatively affecting investment. How the NWT performed in 2021Mining, oil and gas, and exploration provide thousands of jobs in the NWT, directly or indirectly.
May 10, 2022
NNSL Media - Akeeagok, and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, as well as Northern Indigenous Leaders issued the first Pan-Northern Leaders’ Statement on Climate Change. “We’re all agreeing that flexible, accessible investments are needed to support climate resilient infrastructure,” Silver said in response to one question. And also emergency preparedness.”Northern Leaders’ also called for the federal government to recognize the need for reconciliation through climate change actions by supporting Indigenous-led approaches and the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge. “Northern residents are profoundly affected by climate change. The statement issued today by Northern Premiers and endorsed by eleven NWT Indigenous leaders and Indigenous leaders from across the North, underscores the need to address the threats that climate change poses to the sustainability of our communities and the health and safety of our residents,” read the statement.
May 10, 2022
Cabin Radio - The territories stated climate change is having far-reaching impacts on food security, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and culture. (1/2) Today, @premier_silver, @j_akeeagok and I met to talk about issues important to our residents, like climate change, Arctic security, and housing. The territories ask for immediate federal funding to establish and expand programs that support climate change mitigation and adaptation, clean energy, and monitoring across the North. Despite ongoing commitments to address climate change and the premier describing a sense of urgency, not everyone feels the NWT is taking climate change seriously enough. “Younger people are our future and they’re the ones that are going to be impacted by climate change,” she said.
May 9, 2022
CBC North - As a first step, the premiers said they want to see more funding in the North for climate change mitigation and adaptation, clean energy and monitoring. Silver added there aren't many issues in the North that aren't connected to climate change. "We can change a lot of things with money but if we don't start working on [climate change] seriously, we're going to be impacted. Climate change will be here for decades. She said the best example she can give to support climate in the N.W.T.
May 6, 2022
Cabin Radio - The federal government will inject cash into a stalled project to extend the runway at Inuvik’s Mike Zubko Airport. Lesa Semmler, the MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, said the gap was $40 million. Extending Inuvik’s runway from 6,000 ft to 9,000 ft is primarily seen as an Arctic sovereignty measure. Arctic sovereignty “requires an investment,” LeBlanc said, referring to past Russian attempts to “deliberately provoke a sovereignty challenge” by overflying the Canadian Arctic or sending ships through the Northwest Passage. “If we’re not occupying the territory in a coherent and a responsible way, we’re obviously more vulnerable to security challenges.
April 22, 2022
Cabin Radio - Despite highlighting the importance of consulting Indigenous leaders about drug decriminalization, neither the territorial nor federal governments appear set to do so. “They’re looking at diverting individuals to addiction programs and giving a warning, or taking no further actions, instead of persecuting individuals for simple drug possession. But simple drug possession does not currently carry a mandatory minimum and is not affected by the bill. In March, Yukon MP Brendan Hanley – formerly that territory’s chief medical officer of health – rose in the House of Commons to support decriminalization and some of the bill’s objectives. Time wastedWhether bills C-5 or C-216 have received any input from Indigenous leaders, northern or otherwise, is not clear.
April 12, 2022
CBC North - The way to establish Arctic sovereignty and security is with infrastructure such as roads, says N.W.T. "So there's a benefit to Canada if they provide the infrastructure such as roads to make sure that they have Arctic security." This was one of the premier's takeaways from the Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, where Arctic leaders discussed security, economic development and infrastructure. Cochrane said infrastructure such as roads has become more necessary as a result of the pandemic, when airline travel was interrupted. That was the message from the Arctic nations' top ambassadors and U.S. senators at the same conference.