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Federal Election Questionnaire

Candidates in Monday’s federal general election have replied to an issues questionnaire distributed by Alternatives North. Read the candidates replies, the questionnaire and the letter sent to candidates. Jane Groenewegen Replies Kelvin Kotchilea Replies  Michael McLeod Replies  Roland Laufer Replies … Continue reading

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AGM June 16 @ Noon

Join the Annual General Meeting online event by Zoom. See the 2020-2021 Alternative North Annual Report on Activities and the DRAFT Financial Statements for review at the meeting. Join the meeting online by Zoom: Meeting ID: 819 6974 4150 Passcode: … Continue reading

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Evaluating NWT Renewable Energy Technologies Primer

Alternatives North and Ecology North have prepared a brief document outlining the most relevant considerations for evaluating renewable energy proposals today.  Given the acknowledged need to urgently address climate change, there are now sometimes numerous renewable energy projects being proposed.  … Continue reading

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AN Opposes City MOU with Mines Chamber

Alternatives North believes that a City of Yellowknife—NT/NU Chamber of Mines Memorandum of Understanding is unnecessary and compromises City Council’s discretion to act in the best interests of the City.  Read the letter.

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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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