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Archive for January, 2007

Tulsequah Mine and Barge Proposal for Taku River Mining Development in B.C.

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Redfern Resources is set to begin construction on its proposed Taku river mine this summer, but without a controversial road proposal. CBC reported yesterday that Redfern Resources, a Vancouver junior mining company that seeks to re-open the zinc-copper-silver-gold mine on the Taku River near Atlin (shut down by Cominco in 1957), will remove materials from [...]

Inuit Art Foundation Workshop for Regional Arts Organizations and Artists, Ottawa (Jan. 23-25, 2007)

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

January 23-25, Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) holds regional workshop in Ottawa to provide support, training, and development assistance to local and regional Inuit arts organizations from throughout the North. Founded in 1986, and controlled entirely by practicing Inuit artists, the IAF focuses on services for artists in northern communities, assistance in a high end art [...]

Management Options for Temagami Wilderness, Parks, and Conservation Reserves

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and Ontario Parks are finalizing the management options for Temagami and related parks, conservation reserves, and crown lands: Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater (wilderness class), Obabika River, Makobe-Grays River, Solace, and Sturgeon River (all waterway class parks). Public hearings took place on Oct 25th (Ottawa), Oct 26th (Toronto), Jan 24 (Ottawa), Jan [...]

Inuit Film Odyssey, Kiviuq, to Debut on APTN

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

This January (27th, 28th, and 30th), Kiviuq, the fourth feature of Cape Dorset filmmaker John Houston will debut on APTN. Filmed in Iqualiut with a budget of $900,000, Kiviuq features Pond Inlet actor Jason Akoluk and Nunavut drummers, dancers and storytellers: “The film could be a first to have Inuit elders on stage, not just [...]

Uranium proposals in Upper Thelon River Basin meet strong opposition

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

In 2005, Ur-Energy began a consultation process with Lutsel K’e and an environmental review process with the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board for exploratory uranium drilling south of the Thelon Game Sanctuary. There are already numerous drilling proposals for the Thelon River Basin in areas around Aberdeen Lake and west of Baker Lake. In [...]

Change of Plans for Press Conference on Rupert River Diversion

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Quebec Premier Charest holds press conference at Hydro Quebec headquarters announcing the beginning of construction on the Rupert River diversion project. Originally scheduled for the Cree community of Waskaganish at the mouth of the Rupert River, the CBC and the Globe and Mail report a last minute change of venue to avoid likely protests of [...]

Northern Ontario Mining Dispute between Platinex Inc. and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation

Monday, January 15th, 2007

The Ontario Provincial government seeks intervenor status in a mining and treaty dispute between Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation and Platinex Inc. in northern Ontario. In July, 2006, the Ontario Supreme Court ruled in favor of KI and threw out the Platinex Inc. suit of $10 billion dollars against the First Nation. It also decided [...]

Cumberland Resources Ltd. Receives Project Certificate for Meadowbank Gold Mine in Nunavut

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Meadowbank gold mine gets approval from Nunavut Impact Review Board regarding development proposals for upper reaches of the Quioch River system 70 km north of Baker Lake. Proposal includes development of a permanent four season road from Baker Lake to mine site, open pit vaults, onsite mill and processing plant, airstrip, and storage facilities in [...]

Nunavut and Northwest Territories struggling to lure filmmakers to North

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Two recent stories by the CBC detail the struggles of filmmakers to locate their projects in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The Governments cite limited funds and more attractive programs elsewhere as a reason why they cannot offer more incentives for media development. “Basically we’re competing with other priorities throughout the whole territory,” said Paul [...]

Air Tindi sold to Discovery Air

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Air charter services are a vital component to northern transportation, the regional economy, tourism, First Nations, government, and other users of the land and natural resources. Air Tindi, a charter and scheduled air service company based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, was recently sold to Discovery Air on December 19, 2006. Founded by the Arychuk family [...]