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July 17, 2015 | Globe and Mail | Op-ed | David Schindler and Jeffrey Wells

The MV Louis Cardinal ferry crosses the MacKenzie River at Tsiigehtchic hile driving from Inuvik to Fort McPherson, NWT, on July 23 2014. The Mackenzie River Basin contains a wealth of resources and a vast quantity of water.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

Even for most Canadians, let alone the rest of the world, the Northwest Territories is more a place of grand imagination than of reality. As the stories go, everything is bigger, colder, harder and windier in the Territories. But the cold, hard truth is that the water resources of the Northwest Territories make it one of the most important places in the world.

The Northwest Territories is a land blessed with water. Within its borders lie two of the...

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