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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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Mineral Resources Act Consultation Website Launched

A coalition of NWT and national advocacy groups have created a website to promote informed input into the territorial government consultation on a new Mineral Resources Act. The responsibleminingnwt.ca website was created as a result of a review of the … Continue reading

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Mineral Resources Act Brown Bag Lunch

A lunchtime presentation on developing the new NWT Mineral Resources Act, facilitated by Mining Watch Canada’s Ugo Laporte. When:  October 12, 12:05 to 12:55 PM Where:  Northern United Place Rooom 205 Download the poster 

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GNWT Climate Change and Energy Policy Paper UPDATED Comments

Alternatives North has submitted updated comments to the GNWT consultations on creation of a NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework  and NWT Energy Strategy. An earlier version of this document was submitted to the consultations.  Alternatives North has updated it with an expanded … Continue reading

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Carbon Pricing Discussion Paper Comments

Alternatives North has provided comments to the GNWT on its carbon pricing options discussion paper, “Implementing Pan-Canadian Carbon Pricing in the Northwest Territories”.  Read the comments letter.

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Collective Impact Workshop

Learn about the conditions that create significant change in the community.  See the presentation from special guest speaker Mark Holmgren from Vibrant Communities Canada. Tuesday October 10  7 PM Union of Northern Workers Building 4910 53 Street Download the poster.

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