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Old Posted Dec 14, 2011, 1:14 AM
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I don't think Whitehorse gets that much snow anyway. Many parts of Toronto get more snow than Thunder Bay.
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New pics of the Deh Cho Bridge!

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Is this bridge replacing ice roads?
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Yup, both the Ice road and the ferry are gone if and when this gets done.

Update on FH Collins HS in Whitehorse, heard today its budgeted at about 80 mil. They are still talking Giothermo as well.
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Here's some news from Labrador, regarding issues of permanent versus temporary development for workers.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay work camp proposal abandoned
Published on January 7, 2012
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In the face of opposition from Happy Valley-Goose Bay residents, a development company has withdrawn its plan to build a work camp near a residential neighbourhood. . . .

[Mayor] Abbass said the company's withdrawal solves the immediate problem of residents' opposition to this particular proposal, but council still needs to find a way to accommodate the workers somewhere. With hundreds of workers expected in the area - many of which will be needed for work on the Muskrat Falls project on the Lower Churchill - it's a problem the town has to solve before any future proposals are made.

"Nowhere in our town plan, in any of our zoning areas, do we have an area that would permit temporary accommodations," he said. . . .

"Once we get a zone that might allow a use like that, then I suspect that they will come back and talk to us and see if there's land available to meet their needs," he said.

He added that he's not worried that the community opposition to this particular plan means Happy Valley-Goose Bay will earn the town a reputation for being anti-development.
Article: http://www.thetelegram.com/Business/...al-abandoned/1

The camp would have accommodated some 300 engineers and other specialists to conduct pre-construction planning on the Muskrat Falls project.
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Fort Mac had a similar issue a number of years back when the Mac Island redevelopment was starting.

It makes sense to build a temp camp if there is no available infrastructure. At least for the short term projects.

In Rankin Inlet, the talk is to build permanent housing in town for the new Gold mine, and then transport everyone the 27km out to the site. There would be a temporary emergency accommodation at the site if the weather is to bad for the drive. This has the added benefit of increasing the towns’ economy and eliminating the need to build a runway at the site.

27km does not sound like a long distance but in Rankin that is like 100 km when the weather is bad and the longest road in Nunavut is less than half that.
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Yukon Territory is gorgeous. I'm surprised there aren't many more people living up there and in Northern BC. Somehow Alaska manages 800 000 people.

As for Greenland, when are we going to annex it and give it the same territorial status an Nunavut?
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Canadian North expanse it Charter Service

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Yukon Territory is gorgeous. I'm surprised there aren't many more people living up there and in Northern BC. Somehow Alaska manages 800 000 people.

As for Greenland, when are we going to annex it and give it the same territorial status an Nunavut?
I'm pretty sure Greenland isn't interested in giving up one colonial power for another.
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Yukon Territory is gorgeous. I'm surprised there aren't many more people living up there and in Northern BC. Somehow Alaska manages 800 000 people.

As for Greenland, when are we going to annex it and give it the same territorial status an Nunavut?
Greenland will never be annexed, as Canada likely holds its relationship with Denmark respectfully.

And Yukon Territory is now just called 'Yukon', as of ten years ago upon March 27th. If you don't believe me, please read: The Yukon Act.

And yes, Yukon is breathtaking, as are the cultures within.
I want to visit Nunavut quite badly as well.
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Greenland will never be annexed, as Canada likely holds its relationship with Denmark respectfully.

And Yukon Territory is now just called 'Yukon', as of ten years ago upon March 27th. If you don't believe me, please read: The Yukon Act.

And yes, Yukon is breathtaking, as are the cultures within.
I want to visit Nunavut quite badly as well.
Love all of it, but try to get to upper Baffin Island. My favorite location is |Pond Inlet.

Heading back up next week to Rankin Inlet the Kuglugtuk.
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West Jet to start flying into Whitehorse from Vancouver.
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How do Yukoners in general feel about this? Air North seems to have a pretty loyal customer base. Will Westjet make inroads here or will they just be flying empty planes?
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How do Yukoners in general feel about this? Air North seems to have a pretty loyal customer base. Will Westjet make inroads here or will they just be flying empty planes?
They feel the same way YK did, hoping for lower fares. First Air reduced a flight into YEG because of the competition. WH is under served especially in the summer. I was on both AC and AN in December. There were more people flying into an out of YEG but the flights are not great. Most of the people on the AC flight out Vancouver were transfers from YEG.

Erik Nilsson is going to have to add at least one more Jet way and upgrade the post security area. It’s quite cosy when a 737-400 is loading.
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Awesome news I love the development going on in Iqaluit. It is so interesting to see a tundra hamlet turning into the worlds first full-fledged Inuit City

Thanks much Architype!
It isn't the world's first Inuit city! We can't forget about our neighbours in the Inuit nation to our east, Greenland. The city of Nuuk has about 16,000 residents, Iqaluit will have some catching up to do! Interestingly, looking at maps it seems Iqaluit is already denser than Nuuk. I think this may have to do with the fact that the terrain of Iqaluit is much less suitable for the building of a city than Nuuk's. We will have to see how these facts play out in the future. It may lead to problems, but it might also lead to a very interesting urban form for Iqaluit.
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I think many of the Inuit in Nuuk are mixed with Danish ancestry though. Plus, they're two slightly different groups of Inuit people. But then when you get down to that level, most large reserves are the largest communities of X people.
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There may be biological mixing, but 88% of the population have the Greenlandic Inuit dialect as mother tongue to Nunavut's 70%, and it has a much more prominent role in society and is the only official language now. I'd say the language is much less threatened. It's also the case that even though there's more biological mixing, a larger proportion than in Nunavut identify as people with an Inuit identity on the census. What's more, while Greenlandic is a different dialect from Inuktitut, they're only separated by a few hundred years and the difference is comparable to the difference between different Inuit languages/dialects within the borders of Canada. I don't think it would be too outrageous to claim that they are both Inuit cities despite regional differences, in the way we can call both Iceland and the Faroe Islands, while different, Nordic countries of a common civilization.
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