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Tuktoyaktuk residents will learn how to monitor impacts of climate change

Thursday, December 06, 2018 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Some residents in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., will soon have the skills to monitor climate change in their community, as part of a new program.

"It's important that people know exactly what is happening and the changes, and what is being impacted here," said Shaun Cormier, project manager for the Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation.

Cormier said the hamlet was one of several communities selected across Canada for funding that would go toward a community-based monitoring program.

The committee put together an event in the fall called World Café on Climate Change, which helped launch the project.

"We just talked about climate change basically for two to three hours and formulated discussion around different topics in the community," said Cormier.

He said about 50 people of all ages showed up and shared their knowledge and their questions in regards to climate change.

Cormier said the hamlet has teamed up with the Aurora Research Institute based in Inuvik, where they are putting on a training session over the weekend so community members can learn how to monitor.

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