Monday, 31 March 2014

Message from Tony Noakes, #Nunavut's former #fire #marshal "I'm glad this ordeal is over"

Message from Tony Noakes, Nunavut's former fire marshal

I'm glad this ordeal is over.

For widest distribution:

After a lengthy legal process, I am extremely pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached between the Government of Nunavut and myself.

It is great to have resolved my issues with the Government of Nunavut. I cannot underscore the need to continue any challenges in the face of overwhelming adversity.

While the specific details of the settlement cannot be disclosed, I van certainly state that this settlement is a precedent in terms of employment related litigation.

I thank the supporters from across Canada that have kept me in positive spirits throughout this matter.

I thank my legal team for their ongoing support and their belief in this case.

I look forward to re-establishing my career in the fire service as a senior fire officer and I once again thank all of you for your support.

Tony Noakes Fire Marshal NU (Ret.)

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Brigette #DePape #Activism Presentation & #Workshop in Yellowknife #YZF #NWT

WHAT: Brigette DePape Activism Presentation and Workshop
WHEN: April 4 to April 6
WHERE: Northern United Place Auditorium

Social and environment justice activist Brigette DePape is in Yellowknife April 4 to 6 for a public speaking event and skills development training to help citizens challenge government action through creative and effective grassroots movements.

Friday, April 4, from 7 to 9 PM, at the Northern United Place Auditorium
Ms. DePape will present her perspectives on activism—New Ways to Stimulate Change and Social Engagement—and lead discussion.

Saturday, April 5 in Yellowknife
She will lead a skills building workshop, teaching strategy and skills for creative activism.
To register for the workshop, email

The events are being organized by the Council of Canadians NWT Chapter and the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning.  Financial support is provided by the Northern Territories Federation of Labour, Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Union of Northern Workers.
See the Council of Canadians website to download the poster.

Lois Little, Council of Canadians,
Eugene Belanger, Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, 445.1897,

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dear Ellen #Inuk teenager from Iqaluit, Nunavut on #Seal #Hunting

Dear Ellen #Inuk teenager from Iqaluit, Nunavut wanted to give the perspective of an #Inuit youth on the topic of #seal #hunting. What better way to do so than to rant about it to Ellen #Degeneres?

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Earthquake TODAY 250k Nnw of Tuktoyaktuk NWT Mag 4.8 in the Beaufort Sea

RT @Northern_Clips: #Mag Mag 4.8 #Earthquake #NWT #Beaufort Sea 250k Nnw of Tuktoyaktuk today #Arctic
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2014-03-23: M=4.8 - 236 km W of Baillie, NT
UTC time: March 23, 2014 15:08 pm
Local time: March 23, 2014 6:08 am
Magnitude Type: mb