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Kira Young has lived on Great Slave Lake for most of her 14 years but doesn’t know much about it, scientifically. That’s about to change as she and six other students from across the N.W.T. embarked on a week-long science expedition Saturday aboard a research vessel to uncover some of the lake’s secrets.
Up to 26 people living and working in the Downtown Eastside will gain new training to enhance their skills as recycling workers, thanks to new funding from the Government of British Columbia.
Binners’ Project will receive over $115,000 from WorkBC’s Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) Employer Sponsored Training program to deliver classroom training and practical experience to employees who are at risk of layoff.
Many people wish for lower tax bills and more money in their bank accounts. But a group of young, rich Canadians want the federal government to tax them more.
About 200 wealthy people aged 18 to 40 belong to Resource Movement, an activist group that is expanding across Canada. Their mission is to reduce inequality between Canada’s wealthiest people and the rest of the population.
In a remote camp in the Northwest territories, Melaw Nakehk’o documented her family passing time in isolation while the territory was in lockdown mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nakehk’o is an activist and Dene/Dënesųłiné artist, originally from Fort Simpson, N.W.T. She made her first Hollywood debut in 2015 when she played the character Powaqa in the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant.
She’s also a recognized community leader and helped revive and teach moose hide tanning techniques, work which initiated a resurgence of the practice. As well, Nakehk’o is a founding member of Dene Nahjo.
Working in teams, seven athletes swam and paddled 50 kilometres from Amherstburg to Leamington in under six hours for the Lake Erie Challenge. The Lake Erie Challenge is hosted annually in support of the Lake Erie Guardians and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance.