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Archive for February, 2007

Geotourism Venture for the Yukon: Great River Journey Inc.

Friday, February 9th, 2007

New tourism venture for the Yukon River is being proposed to attracted high-end destination tourists to riverboat excursions on the Yukon. Trips will last 8 days, and include overnight accommodations in wilderness outpost camps and lodges. INAC and the Yukon Government have provided funding for project development, market research, and training of staff. Project is […]

Iqaluit Debut of “Frobisher,” an Opera by John Murrell and John Estacio

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Four years in the making, the collaboration between composer John Estacio and librettist John Murrell begins its northern tour in Iqaliut this week. Commissioned by The Banff Centre and The Calgary Opera, Frobisher tells the story of the three expeditions of Martin Frobisher to the eastern arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, and the […]

Northern Climate Centre in Yukon Uncertain about Federal Funding

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

(CBC News, 7 February 2007) — The Northern Climate ExChange Centre will be forced to close its doors at the end of March if it doesn’t get more funding from the federal government, coordinator Michael Westlake says. For the past seven years, the centre, housed at Yukon College in Whitehorse, has conducted research into global […]

Pimachiowin Aki: UNESCO World Heritage Proposal for Boreal Forest

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Four First Nations and Governments of Manitoba and Ontario have joined forces to promote UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for lakes and rivers east of Lake Winnipeg. The site being proposed is approximately 42,000 square km and includes Atikaki Provincial Park in Manitoba and Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in Ontario. Site designation would bring international […]

Worries Over River Utilization and Alberta Oilsands Development

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Water quality and river levels have First Nations worried over future of oilsands development in northern Alberta. “When our people go visit their fish nets or harvest their waterfowl they’re definitely seeing a problem with the water,” said Dehcho Grand Chief Herb Norwegian to the CBC. In recent news, the U.S. asked for a five […]