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Alternatives North Comments on Draft Climate Change Action Plan

As the GNWT acknowledges, the action plan outlines a list of things GNWT is doing right now.  It presents no evidence that GNWT understands the striking context so directly presented in the latest IPCC report. We have but a decade … Continue reading

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AGM October 17, 2018

Alternatives North will hold its Annual General Meeting Wednesday October 17 at 7 PM in the ground floor training room of the North Star Building, 4910-53rd Street, Yellowknife. See the draft financial statements  and annual report for consideration at the AGM. … Continue reading

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Poverty Update shows growing need for food and housing

A coalition of anti-poverty advocates has released an update showing that the main conditions of poverty have worsened since the release of a territorial anti-poverty action plan in 2015. The update outlines elements of poverty affecting NWT residents, and how … Continue reading

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Mayoral and Councilor All-Candidates Forums

All-candidates forums featuring the mayoral and councilor candidates are being hosted by Alternatives North. The forum for mayoral candidates is Thursday September 27 at 7 PM at the Baker Centre.  The councilor candidate forum is Wednesday October 10 at 7 … Continue reading

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Environmental Legislation for Dummies!

Alternatives North invites you to an information session on the proposed environmental management and protection legislation: Act 1: Protected Areas Act 2: Forest Protection and Management Act 3: Environmental Rights Act 4: Environmental Protection Act 5: Waters Tuesday May 22 … Continue reading

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Employers and the Living Wage presentation, April 24 @12:10 PM

Employers across Canada are improving conditions for their workers by introducing a living wage.  Join Alternative North and Natasha Pei of the Tamarack Institute for at noon Tuesday April 24 for the online presentation, “Employers and the Living Wage—How Can … Continue reading

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Why Is Rent So High in Yellowknife?

Housing is the largest factor in our cost of living, but the reasons for Yellowknife’s high rent go beyond immediate supply and demand. They can be traced back to policy decisions and the core structure of the NWT economy. Join Alternatives North for … Continue reading

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AN Comments on GNWT draft Climate Change Framework

Alternatives North has submitted comments on the territorial government’s draft Climate Change Strategic Framework.  The submission contains observations on the shortcomings of the draft strategy, makes recommendations for improvements, and calls for immediate actions. The submission comments that: Climate change … Continue reading

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Housing Plans Questions and Recommendations

Alternatives North has sent a letter regarding housing to federal Member of Parliament Michael McLeod and territorial housing minister Caroline Cochrane, This letter responds to the recent release of the National Housing Strategy as well as the GNWT document Towards … Continue reading

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Hazardous Waste Information Session and Discussion

Alternatives North is hosting an information session and discussion on the management and dangers of hazardous wastes.  GNWT Guest Speaker Gerald Enns will provide a presentation and answer questions, including information on consultations for a GNWT waste resource management strategy.  … Continue reading

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