‘I am named Appalialuk’ – Part Two of a Two-Part Series

April 20, 2018 - Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

There was a time when Jeanne Mike faced a lifetime sentence of loss and longing, a sentence which began when she was removed from her family home in Pangnirtung at age seven.

Mike’s braids were shorn and she became one of seven known Inuit children who were collected into a federal government program called The Eskimo Experiment.

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Wekweeti woman wins $160K Chase the Ace prize

April 21, 2018

A Wekweeti woman is $160,000 richer after she won the Chase the Ace event at the Monkey Tree Pub Friday evening.

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Don’t make assumptions about Inuvik-Tuk highway

April 20, 2018 - Inuvik

A few weeks ago, I mentioned to an acquaintance that I was looking forward to visiting Tuktoyaktuk this summer because I want to see the Arctic Ocean in the summertime.

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EDITORIAL: Groundhog Day for highway rescue

April 20, 2018 - Hay River

Every time we hear there is not enough GNWT funding for highway rescue provided to the Town of Hay River, we think about Groundhog Day.

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Workplace safety prevents tragedies and helps pocketbook

April 20, 2018 - NWT

Working in the North can be full of danger. Its immense size alone poses hazards for the worker, whether travelling long distances on winter roads or flying in small bush planes to remote locations – often in inclement weather.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Executive chosen for seniors’ society

April 20, 2018 - Hay River

This year’s executive has been chosen for the Hay River Seniors’ Society.

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Protecting youth top priority in pot legalization

April 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Fast-talking former Toronto police chief and Liberal MP Bill Blair visited with Nunavut leadership in the capital April 12 to discuss cannabis legalization, saying decriminalization would be better for youth and would help decimate the criminal underworld’s unregulated control over a $6- to $8-billion industry.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Students show support for Humboldt

April 20, 2018 - Kivalliq

Students at Tusarvik School in Naujaat were among numerous schools, groups and organizations across the Kivalliq that showed their support for the community of Humboldt, Sask., by wearing a sports jersey or green shirt on April 12.

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East Three hosts first soccer tournament of 2018

April 20, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik kicked off soccer season with its first tournament of 2018 at East Three School April 13-
14.

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Town backs new strategy to get more funding for highway rescue

April 20, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has agreed on a new strategy to try to get more GNWT funding to pay for operation and maintenance expenses for highway rescue and ground ambulance services outside municipal boundaries.

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Yellowknife farmers market calls for more vendors

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Farmers Market is making its second call for purveyors of goods and produce, with the aim of doubling its vendor list, says the market’s president.

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Spring Duathlon closes out snow season

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

In terms of the Yellowknife Ski Club, the business of official on-snow activities is over for the season.

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Air Georgian searching for pilots amidst international shortage

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Toronto-based airline is turning to Yellowknife to solve their personal pilot shortage.

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Loppet sees turnout for the ages

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you’re going to host a ski event, you need to make sure you have enough supplies to ensure a successful running.

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More mapping of permafrost needed for infrastructure planning

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the territory looks to adapt to climate change, it must map out one of its most critical resources — ice, industry experts say.

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City’s public works director steps down

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dennis Kefalas, who handled a complaint in 2014 about alleged workplace misconduct at the Municipal Enforcement Division, has resigned from his high-ranking post at the city.

Kefalas leaves his job as director of Public Works and Engineering right as an independent inquiry into those allegations and how that complaint was dealt with is set to begin.

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FROM HANSARD: Pot pardons a federal issue: Sebert

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly March 13. MLA Tom Beaulieu, who represents Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh constituency, which includes Fort Resolution, Lutselk’e, Dettah, and Ndilo, is questioning Justice Minister Louis Sebert on the issue of pardons for marijuana charges once the drug is legalized in Canada.

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‘Indigenous education is more than just trapping,’ says trustee

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Indigenous education curriculum needs to be revamped, says the YK1 board

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Pols can’t have head in clouds on pot issue

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s refreshing to see someone at the legislative assembly has a sneaky sense of humour.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Dettah ice road closed for the season

April 19, 2018

The Dettah ice road closed for the season due to rapidly deteriorating conditions as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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One-in-ten chance for Chase the Ace jackpot

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

There are only 10 cards remaining in Chase to Ace deck, the same number that was left when an Inuvik woman drew the winning card in Yellowknife last May.

That means if someone draws the ace of hearts tonight, they could walk away with $124,521.

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Are you spectacular? How about extraordinary?

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

I am going to start a new business called Words for Sale or Rent.

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Bent sword found under dying victim, court hears as King trial continues

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A bent sword was found under a bloodied but still-breathing John Wifladt at the scene of a deadly 2014 apartment attack, court heard Thursday in the murder trial of 25-year-old Denecho King.

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Waste? What waste? Commercial fisher responds to Yellowknifer editorial

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A commercial fisher says he has done nothing wrong after a photo of his burned-out truck appeared alongside a recent Yellowknifer editorial that lambasted the ills of illegal dumping, food wastage and environmental eyesores.

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Privacy law is a sham

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the City of Yellowknife was caught with its pants down when an apparently disgruntled employee stole hundreds of emails from former senior administrative officer Dennis Kefalas, which were then leaked to the press.

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Itsago dog sled races held in Enterprise

April 19, 2018 - Enterprise

The 14th-annual Itsago dog sled races were held earlier this month in Enterprise.

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Mural commemorating Charlie Delorme to be completed Friday

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The mural dedicated to a former Yellowknife philanthropist will be hanging from the Somba K’e Dental Centre, Friday.

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Belgian man traveling from Nunavut to South America without fuel power

April 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A Belgian man attempting a fossil-fuel free trip from Nunavut to Argentina made stops in Chesterfield Inlet and Rankin Inlet this past week.

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Toronto women’s group sponsors school program in Naujaat

April 19, 2018 - Naujaat

The annual Jappa Making program with senior high students at Tuugaalik High School wrapped up in Naujaat this past month.

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St. Andrew’s Church to grant $5,000 in memory of Rev. Georgina Bassett

April 19, 2018 - Hay River

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is planning to celebrate the legacy of the late Georgina Bassett.

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Inuvik woman wins Chase the Ace

April 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik woman Matilda DeBastien pulled the ace of spades card in the Inuvik legion’s Chase the Ace game, winning herself approximately $35,000 April 13.

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‘I heard it from his mouth’: witness says Denecho King mentioned killing

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A witness testified Wednesday that Denecho King – on trial for murder and attempted murder in a 2014 attack that killed one man and left another seriously injured – said he “killed two people,” hours after the brutal act occurred.

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COLUMN: Humboldt strong!

April 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The outpouring of love and support for the loved ones of those who died in the horrific crash that claimed many members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team earlier this month has been heartwarming to say the least.

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Recycling duo return to Inuvik for birthday party

April 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Papa and the Recycling Lady returned to Inuvik for the first time in two years to celebrate a big birthday with their even bigger family last weekend.

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Online petition protests standard of Northwestel’s Internet service

April 19, 2018 - Hay River

An online petition has been launched to protest the level of service being offered – and the prices being charged – in Hay River by Northwestel.

As of April 15, the petition had been signed by 228 people.

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Media exposure puts spotlight on Arviat

April 19, 2018 - Arviat

Arviat’s performing arts and media community has been benefiting from a bit of national exposure.

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Dettah ice road closed for the season

April 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Dettah ice road is now closed for the season due to rapidly deteriorating conditions as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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Yellowknife high school providing alternative road to graduation

April 18, 2018

Despite changes, a Sir John Franklin high school program is continuing to help at-risk youth graduate, says principal Dean MacInnis.

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Highway expected to remain open through summer

April 18, 2018 - Inuvik

At least one lane of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) will remain open during maintenance this summer, according to Merle Carpenter, regional superintendent for the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Infrastructure.

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Four years after Billy Cholo’s death, police offer update on ‘challenging’ investigation

April 18, 2018 - Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

“Who killed Billy Cholo?”

It’s a question many in Fort Simpson have asked since the 45-year-old man was found dead in a gazebo in January of 2014.

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New locks for Inuvik Food Bank

April 18, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Food Bank (IFB) installed a new lock and a lock box on its door after an alleged break-in and robbery last week.

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Man facing charges of assault and endangering safety of an aircraft

April 18, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River man is facing charges for allegedly causing a disturbance and endangering the safety of an aircraft, and assault on an aircraft.

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Arviat claims regional marksmanship crown

April 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Junior Canadian Rangers from four communities squared off in the Kivalliq regional marksmanship selection competition in Rankin Inlet on April 8 for a chance to represent Nunavut at a national competition this coming month.

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Search expands for missing Hay River man

April 18, 2018 - Hay River

As of April 15, there was still no sign of a man missing in Hay River.

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Ecole Boreale facing staff cuts

April 18, 2018 - Hay River

Proposed staff cuts at Ecole Boreale are raising the ire of some parents with children in the French-language school.

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Wolfpack helps out Humboldt to the tune of $20,000

April 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

So many people and groups have helped out the Humboldt Broncos and the families of those affected by the events of April 6.

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