Friday Sep 12
Week's Best Space Pictures: Moons Ravaged, Auroras Revel, and Astronauts Return
The messy remnants of a star's death, a supernova , surges into space in this image released September 10. Located about 7,000 light-years away from Earth, the initial explosion of the star would have been seen from our planet about 3,700 years ago. Pictures from both the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the XMM-Newton combine to form the most detailed view of this particular supernova yet, seen in the view above.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
The Globe and Mail
Stuck in Yellowknife
During my month at Blachford Lake Lodge, I was out in the taiga forest tramping on muskeg, greeting ptarmigans and listening to ravens. During my month at Blachford Lake Lodge, I was out in the taiga forest tramping on muskeg, greeting ptarmigans and listening to ravens.
TerraX Assays 878 and 712 g/t Au in Grab Samples From Two New Veins...
This release summarizes the assay results from 718 grab, chip and channel samples taken during this program. Assay results from the nine holes drilled at the Crestaurum deposit this summer will be announced once received and interpreted.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
AK Beat: Could a Canadian oil pipeline to the Arctic Ocean work?
Exploring a pipeline that sends oil north to the Arctic: Should Canada start shipping oil from its Alberta tar sands north to an Arctic port? The idea might not be as far-fetched as it sounds, according to a report in the Financial Post . The report cites delays over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as well as alternative pipeline routes through mountainous British Columbia as among the reasons why such a plan could work.
Territory-wide 13% power rate hike unfair: Inuvik mayor
Inuvik mayor Floyd Roland says it's time to move to a single power rate for all of N.W.T. ) "We're always trying to go back to why some rates are impacted by one zone and why it's felt by everybody," Roland says. "I think it's time for the government to look at it and say, well you are the power corporation of the territories, you need to pay one rate."
Thu Sep 04, 2014
13% power rate hike in N.W.T. 'crazy,' says Yellowknifer
The Snare Hydro System about 140 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. Water levels are at an all-time low in the N.W.T., which relies on dams for 75 per cent of its power.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Going from reserve to recruit a culture shock for some aboriginals: report
The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Boxxer Completes $620,000 Private Placement
Boxxer Gold Corp. is pleased to announce that, further to news releases dated August 19, 2014 and August 26, 2014, Boxxer has closed its previously announced financing raising total gross proceeds of $620,000 by way of a non-brokered private placement of units of the Corporation at a price of $0.04 per Unit.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Scandinavian, Russian, Alaskan business reps to meet in Iqaluit next week
Anders Oskal of Norway, the executive director of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, with Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq in Whitehorse, Yukon this past winter.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Ottawa confirms five-year broadband subsidy extension for Nunavut, Nunavik
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Aug. 25 that Ottawa will spend $50 million over five years to prop up satellite-based internet services in Nunavut and Nunavik.
Rain delays Burning Man voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart
Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart or Reno resort casino.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Fires above the Great Slave Lake in Canada
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Aqua satellite on Aug. 23, 2014.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Melvin Mitchell given two life sentences for gruesome murders
Melvin Mitchell was given back-to-back life sentences in the murders of two men in Edmonton last year.
The K7RA Solar Update
Solar indices and outlook are stronger this week. Average daily sunspot numbers rose 19.7 points to 114.6, while average daily solar flux increased 25.7 points to 138.8. Average daily estimated planetary A index dropped from 7.4 to 4.3. This compares the August 14-20 period against the previous seven days.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Canadian military plans support 'hubs' in Arctic to speed response
Both ships are part of Operation NANOOK. Operation NANOOK is a Canada Command sovereignty operation, taking place in Canada's arctic waters.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
Great Places in Canada contest open for voting on 32 locations across country
Inglewood in Calgary, St. Boniface in Winnipeg and Victoria Park in Kitchener, Ont., are among neighbourhoods in the running in the fourth annual Great Places in Canada contest.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
TerraX Assays 6.61 g/t Au, 357 g/t Ag, 1.51% Cu, 7.02% Zn and Greater ...
Assay results are still pending or being interpreted from the remaining samples taken from prospective gold and base metal targets at the YCGP, as well as from drilling recently completed at the Crestaurum and Barney mesothermal gold targets in the southern portion of the property, and will be announced when available.
Pullin' a Hank: Songs for your goodbye party
Allison Devereaux is the host of Trail's End on CBC North Radio 1 in Yellowknife.