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Alternatives North releases NWT Poverty Report Card 2020

Alternatives North has released its “NWT Poverty Report Card 2020”.  The Report Card describes the reality of poverty in the NWT, outlines factors that contribute to poverty and makes recommendations to better understand and reduce poverty in the territory.  The … Continue reading

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Covid’s Mental Health Impacts

Alternatives North has written the NWT Minister of Health to point out mental health concerns arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, and to make recommendations for measures. Read the letter. 

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Annual General Meeting

Alternatives North’s Annual General Membership Meeting takes place Wednesday  June 24, 2020 at 12 p.m. via video link. Business for Consideration at Meeting: Adoption of Minutes of 2018-19 AGM Consideration of 2019-20 Activities Report Adoption of 2019-20 Financial Statements Appointment … Continue reading

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After Covid, Future Challenges

Alternatives North has prepared a series of columns on how Covid-19 presents urgent needs to deal with climate, social and economic challenges.  Read an Introduction to the series of columns on the Covid emergency. Read about the Doughnut Economics, a … Continue reading

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Climate Emergency – Getting the NWT Off Diesel Report and Webinar

Alternatives North Report finds cost effective ways of reducing NWT GHG emissions by 50% A feasibility study looking at the cost of a rapid and effective response to the Climate Emergency says the NWT could reduce its net-GHG emissions by … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Future of NWT Mining

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Environmenal Justice NGOs Assert Priorities to New Territorial Ministers

Alternatives North, the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – NWT Chapter, Council of Canadians – NWT Chapter, and Ecology North have sent letters to newly appointed territorial Cabinet Ministers asking for action on regulatory priorities. The … Continue reading

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2019 Living Wage Employers Announced

Alternatives North is proud to announce the NWT 2019 Living Wage employers. Living Wage employers are those who are able to commit to offering a Living Wage to their full-time employees. NWT Seniors Society Dene Nahjo Top of the World … Continue reading

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Federal All Candidates Environment Debate Oct 3

Ecology North is hosting a federal all candidates forum on environmental issues Thursday October 3 from 7 to 9 PM at the Northern United Place Auditorium The “100 Debates on the Environment” forum is one of a national series of … Continue reading

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Territorial Elections Forums

Alternatives North, Ecology North, the Status of Womens Council of the NWT and the Northern Federation of Labour are co-sponsoring forums of territorial general election candidates. Forums take place over two nights in the Northern United Place Auditorium: September 17, … Continue reading

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