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Last update: February 1, 2006
My oh my how the time has flown. I've only recently started back up in trying to update and expand this website. Lots has happened since 2003, between being laid off at Con Mine when it closed and then having it happen again a year later when Giant Mine shut it's doors.
Although I've had a couple of job offers in the last couple of years, to a mine on Vancouver Island and to one of the diamond mines, I've felt that the circumstances weren't right for me and my family. I've been forced to re-invent myself over the last year and a half.
My current carreer is in the line of Corrections. I am now employed as a relief Youth Officer at the North Slave Correctional Facility and I am also a relief Correctional Officer at the North Slave Correctional Center.
Received a handful of emails from Denny May with scans attached of some of the items in his possession. What can I say but, awesome! I'll be adding more once he is complete his compilation. Thanks Denny.
About a dozen new items added in Inventory, many descriptions expanded. Finally procurred one of the larger Great Slave District G2a badges. The Badger's Club description mentions size differences, but there's more. Updated Want List and Trading List.
The Yellowknife Scout
Shop closed as of January 31st. It came as a bit of a shock to the Territorial
Scouting community who had come to rely on Monica for speedy and efficient
service in filling our orders.
Any of you out there who ordered NWT badges through NWT Scout Shop can still order by email through scoutshop.nt.scouts.ca (or you can trade with me)
I read on ebay (yes, I said ebay) that the NWT and Nunavut Scout Council would be folded in April and our activities would be supervised by the Northern Lights Council. Although it turns out the timing of this is still in question, it will be the future (the end) of the NWT and Nunavut Scout Council. Supposedly this is a move on the part of National Council to minimize the levels of bureaucracy across Canada. Once complete there will no longer be Provincial Councils.
Added a few new items including a variant issue of NWT 1f to Inventory. Fixed the links to scans of Arctic Cub and Scout Badges, updated Want List, Trading List and secret level and a few minor cleanups here and there.
I've had too many people asking how they can get to the rest of my site, so I decided to add the following instructions:
"Follow the links embedded in the images at the top of the page to get to the various sections of my website. When you bring the mouse to an image, the arrow will change to a hand, indicating an active link. Leave it there for a second or two longer and text will appear describing the link." This apparently only works if you're using Internet Explorer as our web browser. I switched over to Firefox and these tags don't show up for me.
October 6 / 2002
Added "What's New" and "Favourite Links" links to all pages.
Added internal page links to completed Community and History items.
Added Northern Cub Badges and Northern Scout Badges information to History.
September 27 /
Picked up old badge order forms from Denny May while on vacation, which helped provide information on print runs for badges from 1974 to 1990 and confirmed the existence of variant issues of NWT 1g, G1a and Misc 4c.
A visit to Scout / Guide Shop yielded a couple of pleasant surprises: New Guide badges: "Raven about Guiding - NWT Nunavut Membership Challenge" and "Girls Go North - Territorial Challenge Badge" as well as a new Guide Ulu Pin.
A donation came in to Guide Shop of a couple of framed items which included the old Ulu Pin as well as the Guiding District badges from the 70's. These have been scanned and added to the inventory. Updated Want List and Trading List from recent trades.
August 27 / 2002
Added new images to Inventory under NWT Guiding after a visit to the Archives of the Prince of Wales Heritage Center in Yellowknife to view their small collection of artifacts.