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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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NGOs encourage GNWT to produce modern mining legislation

Northwest Territories and national public interest groups have filed detailed comments in response to the territorial government discussion paper for consultation on a new Mineral Resources Act. Alternatives North, Ecology North, the NWT Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Canadian … Continue reading

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GNWT Mineral Resources Act Comments Submitted

Alternatives North has submitted comments to GNWT on proposed Mineral Resources Act.  Much work is needed to make proposed Mineral Resources Act suitable for all NWT residents.  Read the Submission.

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New YK Living Wage is $20.96/hr

A recalculation of the Yellowknife Living Wage released by Alternatives North shows that the cost of living for low-income northern families continues to rise, despite enhanced federal and territorial child benefits. Alternatives has released the new Living Wage report and … Continue reading

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Anti Poverty Presentation to YK Council

Alternatives North made a presentation to Yellowknife City Council Monday November 20 on developing a municipal poverty reduction strategy.  This is a potential line item in next year’s budget.   Read the presentation. The City’s on-line budget survey has closed but … Continue reading

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