NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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Many faces and tastes of the world

July 18, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Embrace Life Council embraced numerous cultures from around the world in Cambridge Bay on June 30.

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Human remains found near Paulatuk

July 18, 2018 - Paulatuk

Paulatuk RCMP are investigating the discovery of human remains near the community.

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NEWS BRIEFS: National Drowning Prevention Day

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

Wednesday (July 17) is National Drowning Prevention Day and the Aquatic Centre is holding a special event to spread awareness about safe water practices.

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City weighs regulation of Airbnb operations

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city is faced with a dilemma over if and how it could regulate short-term rental operations like Airbnb, where operators generate income without a business license.

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Wanted: Hay River bylaw officer

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

The town of Hay River may have to cast a wider net if it wants to recruit a bylaw enforcement officer.

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Sorting out the regulatory review for an airline merger

July 18, 2018 - Nunavut/NWT

Canada’s Competition Bureau is aware of the proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North and will review the ramifications.

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Council approves design money for Courtoreille

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

Courtoreille Street could be getting a makeover.

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Emerging leaders graduate in Rankin Inlet

July 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A cohort of government employees from across Nunavut left Rankin Inlet a little more qualified to take on the world earlier this month, as members of the GN’s Hivuliqtikhanut emerging leaders program graduated.

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Correction

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

In a July 4 Hay River Hub story, (‘Playschool closes after 25 years’), it was reported that the school closed in part because the Department of Education Culture and Employment (ECE) pulled its funding. ECE disputes this. In an emailed statement, Pam Coulter, an ECE spokesperson, said “ECE continues to fund spaces for children up to and including five-year-olds even with the introduction of JK (Junior Kindergarten) and currently has no plans to change that.” Coulter also said the only funding change for early childcare programs in the past few years was an increase in the rate per space. The Hub apologizes for any confusion or embarrassment this error may have caused.

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Folk line-up balances Northern and southern Acts

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Folk on the Rocks lineup will be equal parts North and South this year.

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Yellowknife Exiles take second in Calgary tournament

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of the great sports secrets of Yellowknife is that there is an actual rugby club.

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2018 Folk on the Rocks boasts gender parity in lineup

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 Folk on the Rocks festival will feature a lineup that not only includes female performers, but puts an emphasis on having both women and transgender artists play a leading role in the act.

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Feasibility of hotel airport still up in air

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT is in possession of four proposals to assess the feasibility of developing a hotel near the airport to accommodate soaring demands during peak tourism times.

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EDITORIAL: Turn 50/50 lot into cultural centre

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of the first items the next mayor and city council should deal with this fall is filling the vacant 50/50 lot downtown.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Outdoor experiences help shape young lives

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last Tuesday we hiked to Cameron Falls, located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park, on the Ingraham Trail, approximately 47 kilometres east of Yellowknife.

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Snowshoes get bent in summer

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

You may think snowshoe making isn’t at the top peoples’ minds in the dead of summer but the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT thought it would be a perfect time.

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Bothersome beavers removed from city

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Unwanted guests temporarily took up residence at Parker Park last week, but they’ve been evicted.

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COLUMN: Could Ice Pilots take off again?

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

It all comes down to the fans.

There’s a new online petition calling for the return of Ice Pilots NWT, the popular Northern aviation program that made the people and the brand of Buffalo Airways international stars.

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Twice is nice for Blue Jays

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the Fire Prevention Blue Jays were the new kids on the fastpitch block and were the hunters.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Think global, buy local

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Jack Bourassa

A trade war is inevitable. It’s happening. An isolated fortress built across the border. And many Canadians are responding by buying Canadian.

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Hit and run at Sushi Cafe could have been on purpose: owners

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

A hit and run that took place over the weekend may have been a targeted attack, says the family that runs Sushi Cafe.

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City weighs regulation of Airbnb operations

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city is faced with a dilemma over if and how it could regulate short-term rental operations like Airbnb, where operators generate passive income without a business license.

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CORRECTION

July 18, 2018

In a story entitled “Terra X Strikes Several New Gold Zones” in the last edition, the Land Use Permit which could allow drilling near sites of interest is issued by the MacKenzie Valley Land and Water Board. Yellowknifer regrets the error and any confusion it might have caused.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Friday the 13th lucky for $1M winner

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

A million-dollar lottery ticket was sold in the territory.

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‘Something has to be done’

July 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

After seeing her daughter fall victim to bike theft twice in one year, a Yellowknife mother is frustrated, fed up and calling for change.

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Taco in a Bag is back!

July 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

After taking a hiatus from the 2017 edition of Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) the local vendor behind festival-food favourite Taco in a Bag will be returning in 2018.

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Baseball bat beating and firearms incident in Iglulik

July 17, 2018 - Iglulik

Three people allegedly beating another person with baseball bats turned into a firearms incident in Iglulik on July 16.

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Would an airline merger compel competitors to move in?

July 17, 2018 - Nunavut

What sort of ripple effects could a First Air and Canadian North merger have? Will other airlines seize the opportunity to provide competition? Will grocery costs rise or fall at Northern stores and Co-ops? These are the responses that Nunavut News received:

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Combined airline promises improvements, but no guarantees

July 17, 2018 - Nunavut

News of a proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North, the two dominant airlines serving Nunavut, has startled many Nunavummiut since word came on July 6.

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Bail granted for accused in Fort Good Hope murder case

July 16, 2018 - Fort Good Hope

Colten McNeely, a Fort Good Hope man charged with second-degree murder, has been granted bail.

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