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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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Annual General Meeting June 5

Alternatives North’s Annual General Meeting will take place Wednesday June 5 at noon in the ground floor training room of the Northstar Building, 4910-53rd Street,  Yellowknife. See: 2108-2019 Alternatives North Annucal General Meeting Agenda DRAFT 2017-2018 Alternative North Annual General … Continue reading

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Yellowknife Hay River Inuvik Living Wages Released

Alternatives North has released an updated calculation of the living wage required by families in Yellowknife, and the first-ever calculations of living wages for Hay River and Inuvik. In order to earn a wage that allows for a decent standard … Continue reading

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Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax Submission

Alternatives North has provided input into the GNWT’s public consultation on the introduction of a tax on sugar sweetened beverages. Read the submission.  

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Yellowknife, Hay River, Inuvik Living Wages Release

Alternatives North  will release the 2019 Living Wage for Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik on Wednesday, March 6th in the training room of the Northstar building, 4910 53 St, Yellowknife at 12:10.  Michel Haener, the economist who completed the calculations, … Continue reading

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AN Questions Taltson Hydro Expansion

Alternatives North has written to NWT political leaders questioning the wisdom of expanding the Taltson River hydro-electric facility. The organization points out that hydro dams are not “green” energy. River dams impact aquatic life, affect water quality, release greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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NWT Market Basket Measure–Should You Care?

Yes, because it is used to measure who falls under the poverty line, among other things. Join Alternatives North for a Discussion and Information Session with a brief presentation by the NWT Bureau of Statistics WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019 7 … Continue reading

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