Northern premiers wrap up annual meeting in Inuvik


Ranji Pillai, Caroline Cochrane and P.J. Akeeagok met over Tuesday and Wednesday this week in Inuvik to discuss several topics of “mutual concern,” ranging from Arctic security to climate change, housing and health care. 

In the midst of an out-of-control wildfire south of Great Slave Lake, Cochrane, premier of the N.W.T.  gave a stern reminder that climate change is already happening.

“It is no longer acceptable to just be talking, we need action now,” she said. “We have an obligation, not only as individual jurisdictions: this is a world wide crisis.”

Both the Yukon and Nunavut governments reportedly donated $25,000 to the wildfire recovery fund set up by United Way NWT. 

Pillai, Yukon’s premier, heard issues with his territory’s

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