Alleged bootlegger nabbed in Ndilo

July 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Ndilo man is facing a number of charges under the Liquor Act following a police investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol.

On Saturday, July 14, Yellowknife RCMP launched a probe into the suspected illegal sale of alcohol from a residence in Ndilo.

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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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Kevin Mantla set to be sentenced in November

July 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

After firing his lawyers during a sentencing hearing earlier this month, convicted murderer Kevin Mantla is now set to be sentenced in November.

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Ell-Kanayuk new president of ICC Canada

July 16, 2018 - Alaska

Former Nunavut deputy premier and cabinet minister Monica Ell-Kanayuk was elected president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada July 15.

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Charges laid in wake of Baffin Correctional Centre riot

July 16, 2018 - Iqaluit

After an investigation into the riot which took place at Baffin Correction Center June 20, RCMP laid charges on 11 current or former prisoners.

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Whale Tail pit north of Baker Lake a go

July 16, 2018 - Kivalliq

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd received federal ministerial approval July 11 for a Type A water licence, which allows the company to move ahead with the construction and development of the Whale Tail pit at its Amaruq project.

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All-terrain vehicle collision kills two people in Resolute

July 16, 2018

The RCMP released news today of an all-terrain vehicle accident that killed two people from Resolute Bay.

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Inhabit launches online bookstore for Nunavut authors

July 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Made-in-Nunavut books, published by Inhabit Media and Inhabit Education, are now available straight from the source via a new on-line bookstore.

The Iqaluit-based publisher, known for its high-quality book in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French, found its books were not easily accessible for Nunavummiut, said managing partner Neil Christopher.

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COLUMN: Mackenzie Valley Highway economic opportunities could be endless

July 15, 2018 - NWT

by Daniel McNeely, MLA for the Sahtu region

In response to ‘Road to Ruin’ (News/North – July 9).

Long before the concept of a road into the Slave Geological Province and long before the idea of the Whati Road, was the Great Slave to Great Bear Road. This road was part of the original Roads to Resources Program that was initiated by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker back in the 1950’s.

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COLUMN: Smart government infrastructure investments?

July 15, 2018 - NWT

by Gary Vivian, president, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines

I read with interest the recent News/North editorial, “Highway to ruin” to describe the recent government announcements to invest $140 million to advance the Mackenzie Valley Highway.

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LETTER: Time to build a highway through the heart of Denendeh

July 15, 2018 - NWT

Norman Yakeleya,

Tulita/Yellowknife, NT

Dear editor,

The editorial in News/North on July 9th opened with a quote from me back in 2014.

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Truck crashes into Sushi Cafe

July 15, 2018

A white pick-up truck crashed into Sushi Cafe on Franklin Ave. early Sunday morning.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Of Highways and Self-Government

July 15, 2018 - NWT

Friends, one constant in the North are the meetings and workshops always in progress.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Summer strength in Behchoko

July 15, 2018

Behchoko/Rae

The annual sports festival that sees Northwest Territories youth testing their strength and skills in a handful of sports will take place in Behchoko this summer.

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One month on the Nahanni

July 15, 2018 - NWT

“It’s really just extraordinary,” said Rochelle Yendo in Fort Simpson on Thursday. “I can’t explain the feeling I have right now.”

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Recreation training program going full-time

July 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Recreation North is moving ahead with its Community Recreation Leadership Program full-time.

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Madchild rocks The Raven

July 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

British Columbia born and Hollywood-based rapper Madchild’s “It’s a Mad World” came north to The Raven Pub last night.

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EDITORIAL: No lockdown on education

July 14, 2018 - NWT

The report card is out on the NWT and it looks like it’s a failing grade, yet again.

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Behchoko man awaits sentencing in ‘cruel’ and violent home invasion

July 14, 2018 - NWT

A Behchoko man who kicked and punched an abruptly woken resident during a violent and “cruel” 2016 home invasion will learn his fate at a sentencing hearing next month.

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Naujaat bakery delivers on fresh breads and tasty pastries

July 14, 2018 - Naujaat

Naujaat’s is the only member Co-op store in Nunavut with its own bakery, and Cheryl Siusangnark is the baker.

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A basketball camp like no other

July 14, 2018 - NWT

Basketball NWT had never tried anything like this before: a camp with more than just the usual dribble-shoot-pass drills.

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MEET THE CANDIDATES: Why Norman Yakeleya thinks he should be the Dene National Chief

July 14, 2018 - NWT

Over the next three editions, News/North will interview each of the three candidates for National Chief of the Dene Nation – Eileen Marlowe, Richard Edjericon and Norman Yakeleya – ahead of the Aug. 22 election. First up is Yakeleya, who has served in the past as the Sahtu MLA, chief of the Tulita Dene Band, a land claim negotiator and a chair of the Sahtu Tribal Council.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Fort McPherson man accused of stabbing teen denied bail

July 14, 2018 - NWT

Somba K’e/Yellowknife

A Fort McPherson man accused of stabbing a teen nine times after a night of partying last fall was denied bail in NWT Supreme Court on July 12.

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SPORTS TALK: Have you done your Neymar Challenge yet?

July 14, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

And so the saga in Thailand is over that saw the soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave for more than a fortnight.

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GNWT ordered to pay up after voucher program ruled discriminatory

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Government of the Northwest Territories has been ordered to pay $15,000 to three NWT residents after a human rights adjudicator ruled its income assistance food voucher program was discriminatory.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Dark Sky Festival to feature Canadian astronaut

July 13, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman astronaut to go into space, is headlining this year’s Dark Sky Festival in Wood Buffalo National Park.

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Local entrepreneurs should take advantage of tourist season

July 13, 2018 - Inuvik

Many residents of Inuvik have a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

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Get involved on water issues: Iqaluit councillor

July 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

At the heart of issues surrounding the several-month delay for a new brewery to begin operations and finally open its doors, is the state of Iqaluit’s water supply Lake Geraldine.

Coun. Joanasie Akumalik made his point to fellow councillors, the deputy mayor and mayor July 10 by passing around bottled water at the top of the council meeting.

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‘A trifecta of amazingness’

July 13, 2018 - Hay River

The sun shone brightly and the mosquitoes were bitey as a group of paddlers carried their kayaks down to the west bank of Hay River.

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Inuvik CCGA receives two search-and-rescue Sea-Doos

July 13, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) received a donation of two customized search-and-rescue Sea-Doos from Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) July 7.

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COLUMN: Welcome to Canada?

Kivalliq News
July 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

When I was first starting out as a journalist in Yellowknife a few years back, I found myself on the phone with a local city councillor. Near the end of the call he asked me where I was from.

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