Thursday, 24 July 2014

Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Deadline September 2

2014 Great Northern Canada #Writing #Contest DEADLINE: SEPT 2, 2014 @NorthWords #NWT #YUKON #NUNAVUT #NUNAVIK




To enter, submit a piece of prose, either fiction or non-fiction, of up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Nunavik. Previously published items or items that are submitted elsewhere are not eligible.

 Entries should be typed and double-spaced with the title, but not your name, on each numbered page. Please submit a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, word count and whether your piece is fiction or non-fiction.

 Entries must be mailed to:

Great Northern Canada Writing Contest,
Box 1256,
Yellowknife NT X1A 2N9

Or emailed as a WORD attachment to: with CONTEST ENTRY in the subject line. Please do not put your story in the body of the email.

Deadline is September 2, 2014. That means they must be postmarked by that date. (Please note that the deadline has been moved from September 1 to September 2 as September 1 is a holiday.)

First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal.

Special Emerging Writer Prize of $250 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal, for writers who have never been published for payment. To qualify, identify yourself as an  "emerging writer" on the cover sheet you submit with your entry.

 Winners will be announced in Fall, 2014.

 The following are not eligible: Staff and contractors of above&beyond magazine and their families, writers who have been published in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal in the last five years, organizers and paid staff of the NorthWords NWT.

The contest is sponsored by above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal and De Beers.



Annelies Pool, Executive Director, 
NorthWords NWT,
Box 1256,
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N9 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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Monday, 7 July 2014

LIVE Digital Press Release Today at 1:30 Mountain – Health Study in Fort Chipewyan “Clear and Worrisome”

"...FYI - Tune in at 1:30 for a livecast and download the digital press package...."

Stay tuned to this page for the 1:30 Mountain press release. A digital download will be available HERE at that time, along with a possibility of a live webcast. Later today there will be  highlight clips from the conference, in high definition XDCAM format, available to download.

For more information or media inquires throughout the day please contact Susanne McCrea – One River Many Relations Communications at (204) 297-0321, or

Please check out the wealth of video documents that have been produced in the course of this research. All stages of the research have been shaped through a relationship with the communities, and that shows in the rich and personal storytelling that has been produced.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A Canoe Adventure Down The Yellowknife River, Northwest Territories, Canada

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

On the Equal Pay Commissioner of the NWT

On the Equal Pay Commissioner of the NWT

1) Why is the Equal Pay Commissioner of the NWT "... a practicing lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia..." and not a practicing lawyer in the Northwest Territories? Would that not be better? What about the costs of travel from Vancouver to the NWT? Would that not be better spent in many other ways? I thought the GNWT wanted to have people move to the NWT to work.. Why is there no toll free number for the Commissioner?

2) Why is the Commissioner's last annual report dated June 2011?


If you have any questions or concerns about the right to equal pay for work of equal value, or would like more information about this right, please contact the Equal Pay Commissioner, Nitya Iyer. 

You may contact the Equal Pay Commissioner at:


Mailing Address:

Equal Pay Commissioner
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9


Equal Pay Commissioner
c/o Lovett Westmacott
200-736 Granville Ave.
Vancouver BC V6Z 1G3

Telephone: (604)-684-9221 or 867-669-5583
Fax: (250) 480-7455

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Question on the #NWT's "... strategic framework for the elimination of #poverty..."

By the way... When a I posted a question about this a moment ago on this "PovertyFreeNWT" page... not only was it not answered... but it has been deleted by someone in that page who has the authority to do so..

Specifically, how will the  NWT's "... strategic framework for the elimination of poverty..." eliminate this Income Assistance situation so that the GNWT's Income Assistance never again withholds food from any one of its citizens?...
How does this policy support and honour our CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS?
"...7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice...."
From group: Housing Issues in the Northwest Territories & Nunavut
by Clara Anikina on Saturday, May 31 at 11:15am
".... sorry i know this is for housin issues but i am in a dilemna, i am so worried cause i got refused until aug 1 for income support, i did not get a cheque for june and i won't get one for july. i was out of food for 3 wks already, and bummin around. i don't know how i managed to get by. i just found out yesterday, so i just gave up hope. i didn't know what to do, i wanted to just cry and give up hope...what a hopeless situation i am in, but i KNOW I AM NOT ALONE, an THERE ARE OTHERS IN THIS SAME SITUALTION AS ME THIS MONTH. also i didn't have a chance to go out campin to get well needed fish and i still don't have some geese cause the weather was so bad.
part of the problem was that the Income support worker kept being away from her office for the months of march, an april, most of the time....
Clara Anikina our mla is jackie jacobson, mr speaker...."

"...7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice...."

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Water Break - Northern Properties REIT Yellowknife NWT 12/05/2014

"...Northern Property in Yellowknife is the landlord of this building. They have offered to move the lady into a more expensive apt (at her cost, plus an increase in rent), or move her to an unsafe apt that is run down and in need of major maintenance. This happened on Monday night and today (Tuesday) they still have not helped her other than to turn off the cold water completely... And they say it's not their responsibility to place her anywhere this evening. Time for newspapers and MLA to be involved!!

Please share this post and make people of Yellowknife aware of the in-humane activity NPREIT is participating in. They refuse to come and soak up all the water, there is absolutely no running water (except hot) and no shower. It is very unhealthy living conditions. As a community, this needs to be put viral!

Hal (the Rental Officer) has been contacted and they will further continue the investigation tomorrow. We have also contacted Environment Canada and they will be sending somebody as well to investigate. Potential arbitration will take place, depending on the severity of the living conditions (which is significant)...."