Walking for Change

June 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Close to 90 people joined the Yellowknife Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Saturday. 

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Taloyoak woman defends her name after animal cruelty charge

June 18, 2018 - Taloyoak

A Taloyoak woman charged with animal cruelty following the death of a puppy says she’s been falsely accused and her life has become increasingly difficult since the criminal allegation has been made public.

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Makigiaqta funds nine Inuit training projects

June 18, 2018 - Nunavut

Nine projects are approved for roughly $12.6 million in funding from the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation as a result of an open call issued in the fall of 2017.

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Early days a success for on-the-land camp

June 17, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The urban on-the-land camp behind the Fieldhouse in Yellowknife has been successful since it’s opened, according to the camp’s organizers.

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Swim club washes up funds

June 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club held a car wash in the YK1 Education District’s parking lot on Saturday to raise money for new training equipment.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Support needed for NWT university

June 17, 2018 - NWT

The Aurora College Foundational Review recommends transforming the College into a polytechnic university that provides numerous degrees as well as college education and apprenticeship training. It’s about time you say? I say woohoo!

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Cultural education plan five years in

June 17, 2018 - NWT

Schools across the NWT are offering different Indigenous language and culture courses as the Government of the NWT (GNWT) enters year five of a 10-year education renewal plan.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: The Land Remains

June 17, 2018 - NWT

Friends, as yet another Aboriginal Day comes around we are left to think about what it all means.

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LETTER: Traditional teachings return in the North

June 17, 2018 - NWT

by Jim Martin, Fort McPherson

I was sitting in the A&W having breakfast when two friends asked me if I wanted to go to check out their new traditional camp. It sounded interesting so I agreed to go with them to see what it is all about.

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Wolverines roar to victory in Cam Bay

June 17, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

If Rankin Inlet claims the title of Hockeytown, Nunavut, you can pencil in Cambridge Bay as Basketballtown, Nunavut.

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NWT’s Metis divided but united

June 16, 2018 - NWT

It’s no secret that two of the territory’s Metis groups are separated by more than the sprawling waters of Great Slave Lake.

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The spirit and intent in land claims

June 16, 2018 - NWT

It was around 1920 when drillers struck oil in the Mackenzie region, though the Dene knew of oil seeps long before.

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New program could remedy nursing shortages

June 16, 2018 - Inuvik

A Tutyoyaktuk-born Aurora College nursing grad says a new practical nursing program coming to Inuvik’s campus this fall stands to boost Indigenous representation in health care while tackling a shortage of professionals in the North.

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EDITORIAL: Visions of hope on National Aboriginal Day

June 16, 2018 - NWT

Whether we call it National Indigenous Peoples Day or National Aboriginal Day, the founding peoples of the Northwest Territories have much to teach the world.

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DESTINATIONS: Climate change has more in common with my body than anything

June 16, 2018 - NWT

by John Holman

The Sagittariids began at the start of the month, although here in the sub-Arctic there is no darkness for us to enjoy the celestial delights thereof. What do we get instead?

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NEWS BRIEFS: Tlicho respond to GNWT court filing

June 16, 2018 - NWT

NWT

The Tlicho Government says it’s “extremely disappointed” with the GNWT for taking it to court to try to resolve negotiations around a road to Fortune Minerals Ltd.’s NICO cobalt-gold-copper-bismuth project, 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife.

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Dehcho guardians of the pipeline

June 16, 2018 - Dehcho

The Dehcho Guardian program, an Indigenous land and water monitoring outfit, is embarking on its first industrial watch dog project – overseeing the $53-million replacement of the Norman Wells pipeline under the mighty Mackenzie River.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Youth music contest focused on voting

June 16, 2018 - NWT

NWT

Northwest Territories artist Godson is running a music contest for youth this summer.

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Track and Field Championships wrap in Hay River

June 16, 2018 - Hay River

And so the largest single sporting event in the NWT is committed to history for another year.

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SPORTS TALK: Who’s having more fun than the Washington Capitals? No one

June 16, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

It was a win 44 years in the making for the Washington Capitals and a win 13 years in the making for Alexander the Great.

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Karis Dekwant brings home gold – again

June 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Karis Dekwant decorated her special occasion cake for the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in 15 minutes and won gold.

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Joe Savikataaq takes over as premier

June 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Joe Savikataaq stepped into unseated Premier Paul Quassa’s shoes after an unprecedented vote of non-confidence June 14.

The Arviat South MLA was pronounced premier after two rounds of voting. Fellow Kivalliq MLAs Patterk Netser and Lorne Kusugak were also in the running.

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GNWT, UNW to enter mediation in October

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) will head into mediation in October with the goal of reaching a collective agreement.

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Investigation into ‘suspicious’ fire on Franklin continues

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A fire that gutted a longstanding, uninhabited home on Franklin Avenue early Monday morning is being treated as suspicious by investigators, the territory’s fire marshal says.

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Inuvik Wind Project discussed at energy trade show

June 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Wind Project was highlighted as a key example of energy from the Arctic intended to meet Arctic needs at the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Trade Show June 12.

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GNWT updates its map of arsenic-impacted lakes, lands

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The government of Northwest Territories has added to its list of lakes with elevated levels of arsenic.

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Jury finds man guilty of sexual assault, assault

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A jury has found a 40-year-old man guilty of committing a number of violent acts against his former girlfriend.

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First class completed at Marine Training Centre

June 15, 2018 - Hay River

The new Marine Training Centre in Hay River has completed offering its first class.

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Inuvik shelter becomes sober drop-in centre for summer

June 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The John Wayne Kiktorak Centre (JWKC) has opened its doors for the first time during the day to offer meals and programs to its clients in the summer.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Fishermen’s Wharf set to open June 16

June 15, 2018 - Hay River

The popular Saturday Fisherman’s Wharf outdoor market will open June 16.

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Inuvik track and field athlete brings home silver

June 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Braeden Picek, 16, brought home a silver medal from last week’s track and field meet in Hay River.

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Naujaat students tackle SET Challenge

June 15, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School were competing to see how far they could fly off the handle in Naujaat this past month.

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Track and Field Championships draws 1,118 athletes

June 15, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River has once again done something that it has proven over the years to be very good at doing.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Top students taken to TASK

June 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

Baker Lake

Listed below are the 2018 outstanding students and their disciplines for the fifth annual Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Week at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake this past month.

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The best of Irish athletics honoured

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Another year, another round of athletes at St. Patrick High School getting recognized for what they do.

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Let the fastpitch begin

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The familiar sounds of fastpitch in Yellowknife were on full display last weekend at Tommy Forrest Ball Park.

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It’s Men’s Health Week. So put down those fries!

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Canadian Men’s Health Week runs through June 17. Yeah.

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EDITORIAL: Legal weed requires more choices

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

We’re about to embark on a grand experiment in legalizing recreational pot use with the aim of freeing up courts from prosecuting minor possession charges while fighting illicit drug sales and the violent crime associated with it.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: First the good news

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is good news and not so good news. Seems to be a lot that that going around lately.

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Basketball teams set for nationals

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Canada Basketball U15 Nationals are still two months away but we now know who will be wearing the territory’s colours on the hardcourt in August.

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LOOKING BACK: Dash 7 darted in

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Wardair’s first Dash 7 arrived in Yellowknife. Indications were that there would be considerable work available for the new machine, which was faster and carried double the payload of the Twin Otter.

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Beer Barge marks 10th year with look at history

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Historical Society is expecting close to 400 visitors to gather at the Wardair float base in Old Town tomorrow for the 10th Annual Beer Barge.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Three candidates for Dene Nation chief

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Three candidates are officially confirmed in the running for Dene Nation chief, says election officer Lynda Comerford.

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FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN: Lost and found fishin’

June 14, 2018 - North Slave

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – not to make light of grief but I went through all the stages Saturday.

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New tax law will slice into elected officials’ income

June 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

In just seven months, the city of Yellowknife’s elected officials will see new CRA rules eliminate a one-third tax exemption on their salaries.

The City of Yellowknife is aware it will have to put any potential wage adjustment before councillors, said Kerry Penney, director of policy, communications and economic development.

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Suspect in custody after reports of shots being fired in Inuvik

June 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP have taken a suspect into custody after responding to a report of shots being fired in the community.

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