Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Homelessness in Yellowknife Northwest Territories

#AUDIO+ Cody Punter talks about homelessness in Yellowknife "… Cody Punter is a young photojournalist who has been living in Yellowknife for the past four years. He published last week a photo essay of 24 powerful pictures about homelessness in Yellowknife. @CKLB @Melinda Trochu met with him in #Yellowknife, on a parking lot, where he spent a lot of time talking with street people. …"

"…  Yellowknife's #homeless #crisis: Government plays catch up as people try to survive
on the street in one of #coldest cities in the world - Clayton Bearard takes a sip from a dark brown bottle before passing it around a circle of people across from Yellowknife's downtown liquor store. It's not even three o'clock in the afternoon but with a stretch of warm weather following a frigid spring blizzard, the growing huddle of street people seem happy to soak up the sun as they polish off a 26 oz. bottle of Private Stock.
Clayton, a 43-year-old originally Fort Resolution, N.T., hasn't worked a steady job since injuring his back while working construction more than a decade ago – an accident which exacerbated a painful spinal condition that's bothered him since he was a child. Between a monthly disability check and contracts for shovelling snow and other odd jobs, he manages to make enough to buy the booze and weed he needs to numb the physical and emotional pain that has come from living a hard life on the streets. …"

Ending Yellowknife homelessness would help 1,500 people but may cost $170M, says consultant - ​Specialist believes city's 10-year plan to end homelessness is worth the money  By Ollie Williams, CBC News Posted: Apr 20, 2017 - bout 1,500 people, or 10 per cent of Yellowknife's population, experience homelessness at some point each year, according to a consultant who gave city councillors an update on a 10-year plan to end homelessness that's in progress. …"

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

North America's Largest Herd of Caribou on the Move | Wild Canadian Year

“… Watch in 360 as a herd of female #caribou walk hundreds of kilometres north to have their calves in [#Kuujjuarapik #Nunavik] one of the most remote parts of northern Quebec.
They deployed their 360 camera ahead of the herd to and waited over an hour for the caribou to pass by. "We watched hopefully. After all our efforts, it would still takes a bit of luck to get a our shot. And then – success! The migrating caribou passed right by the 360-camera, seemingly inquisitive of this foreign arrival in their land.”
The result? Intimate never-seen-before footage of the herd as they wandered by.
Click play on the video to watch. …”
or via YouTube here

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Message to Ywllowknife attendees of The Walrus Talks We Desire a Better Country:...

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Subject: Message to attendees of The Walrus Talks We Desire a Better Country:...


Exciting news: The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada National Tour kicks off in just one month. We can't wait to visit you in your city to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.


Please note that our events have limited seating. Many of our events are now sold out, and several have extensive waiting lists. If for any reason you are no longer able to attend the event, please cancel your Eventbrite order or let us know so your seat can be filled. If you have trouble cancelling your order, just send us a note at


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If you have any questions about the tour, feel free to get in touch with us at We look forward to seeing you soon!



Une nouvelle excitante : la tournée nationale The Walrus Talks — Conversations sur le Canada sera lancée dans un mois seulement. Nous avons très hâte de visiter votre ville pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération du Canada. Veuillez noter que de nombreux événements sont près d'afficher complet, et que nous avons de longues listes d'attente pour plusieurs autres. Si jamais, pour quelque raison que ce soit, vous ne souhaitez plus utiliser votre billet, veuillez annuler votre commande Eventbrite pour que le siège puisse être attribué à quelqu'un d'autre. Si vous éprouvez des difficultés à annuler votre commande, vous n'avez qu'à nous envoyer un message à


La majorité des événements seront diffusés en direct sur Internet, et nous publierons des vidéos à après chaque Talk. Pour être informés des dernières nouvelles sur les Walrus Talks, inscrivez-vous à notre infolettre ici.


Si vous avez des questions concernant la tournée, n'hésitez pas à nous écrire à Notre avons hâte d'enfin vous rencontrer !



The Walrus Talks We Desire a Better Country: Yellowknife, NT

Monday, 6 March 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (MST)
date Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
4701 52nd Ave.
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Northern Skies - Aerial Video of #Yellowknife Canada in New Year 2017

"... Aerial video took in the first day of 2017, Yellowknife, Canada.
Really cold for drone flying, had to keep the battery warm before take off.
Basically shot around the area of Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
-Yellowknife River Day Use Area (Intro)
-Dettah First Nations Community (0:43)
-City of Yellowknife (0:56) …”
by Andrew An​

Sunday, 4 December 2016

NWTAA's LIVING SMALL – Tiny Homes in the Subarctic video - Part One

NWTAA's LIVING SMALL – Tiny Homes in the Subarctic - Part One
With …..
Chris Clark, architect and MC
Chair. Continuing Education Committee
NWT Association of Architects
Appearing at:
05:26 - Ann Peters, planner
11:41 - Molly Milligan , real estate agent
17:28 - Robert Warburton, developer
23:27 - Vince Barter, architect -
29:01 - Wade Carpenter , houseboat dweller & builder
35:05 - Etienne Croteau , tiny house dweller
43:09 – Questions and Answers
Watch the video at:
Ben Russo | Executive Director
NWT Association of Architects
Tel: (867) 766-4216
Fax: (867) 873-3654
Office & Courier Address
4807- 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT   XIA 3T5
Mailing Address
PO Box 1394
Yellowknife, NT   X1A 2P1

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Northwest Territories registered the highest annual increase in insolvencies at 46.7 per cent

The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada's report on September insolvency in Canada shows that personal bankruptcies in Northwest Territories registered the highest annual increase in insolvencies at 46.7 per cent…/1421107-personal-bankruptcie…
The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada