Bison anthrax-free this year

May 20, 2018 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

Anthrax hasn’t been a problem for bison in Wood Buffalo National Park this year, according to the park’s conservation manager.

Rhona Kindopp says it’s important to note the risk to humans of naturally-occurring anthrax throughout soils in western and Northern Canada is “extremely low.”

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Daughter motivates young Iqaluit mother to pursue her dreams

May 21, 2018 - Iqaluit

After finishing a year at Nunavut Sivuniksavut and two years in office administration, Neoma Cox wanted something more. You could say she found it.

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Iqaluit week in Cambridge Bay

May 21, 2018

HALLOKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT. TINGMIALIKKHIUKTUT INUIN. UPINGALIKTUK NUNAKPUT. KAUMAINNAKTUK HIKINIKLU HIKINNAAKGINAKTUK UBLUK TAMAAT. KATIMAYUNLU INUGIAHIYUK IKALUKTUTIAMI. KOANA PULAAKTUT NUNAPTINGNUN. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT. NAMAKLUHI.
Welcome to sunny Cambridge Bay.

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Teens rule the house at youth parliament

May 20, 2018 - NWT

Nineteen teenagers from around the territory got to be MLA for a day.

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SPORTS TALK: If we legalize weed why not sports betting?

May 20, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Big news coming out of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on May 14.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Tis the season to be bear aware

May 20, 2018

Deh Cho

Warmer weather means bears are coming out of hibernation to roam.

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Fort Liard pauses firefighting services

May 20, 2018 - Acho Dene Koe/Fort Liard

Last week, 13 people committed to start training to revive Fort Liard’s firefighting services.

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Rare earths project back on the table

May 19, 2018 - NWT

Avalon Advanced Materials announced last week it was reconsidering the viability of the Nechalacho rare earths project that it had shelved in 2014.

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So close for Fort Simpson

May 19, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The men’s division final of the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament proved that Yellowknife doesn’t always win everything.

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Inuvik’s third squash tournament of the year a success

May 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s third squash tournament of the year was a success, according to organizer Britney Selina.

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EDITORIAL: Paddling against the licensing current

May 19, 2018 - NWT

Although a new draft policy for operator business licences in both the Nahanni and Naats’ihch’oh national park reserves is under development and will be ready for public review this summer, it comes too late for the benefit of one operator who is looking to open up shop in Nahanni.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Prizes offered up for hosts with the most

May 19, 2018 - NWT

NWT

The GNWT is giving away $250 to the ten best hosts in the territory.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Duck, Duck, Goose!

May 19, 2018 - Fort Reliance

It has been so exciting here in Reliance the last few days I am having a very hard time forcing myself to sit quietly and write for a bit.

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Sister Celeste reflects on life in Tulita

May 19, 2018 - Tulita

by Lacey Wrigley

Sister Celeste Goulet travelled to Tulita in 1979 planning to stay for one year as an educator, but she never left.

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Inuvik Science Rendezvous incorporates arts and music

May 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s 4th annual Science Rendezvous drew 30 exhibitors from the community and approximately 300 visitors interested in learning about STEM topics – and art.

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Portion of Federal Road receives makeover

May 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

During a season dominated by weathered and ravaged roads, the City of Iqaluit announced Federal Road is receiving a makeover from the RCMP building to the airport.

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Gjoa Haven volleyballers make it three in a row

May 19, 2018 - Uqsuqtuuq/Gjoa Haven

To be the man, you gotta beat the man. So said professional wrestler Ric Flair.

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Filmmaker seeks Inuit treated at Camsell

May 19, 2018 - Edmonton

Dene filmmaker Raymond Yakeleya wants to include Inuit voices in his documentary about Edmonton’s federally-run Charles Camsell Indian Hospital.

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$40 million in federal funding heads to Nunavut

May 19, 2018 - Nunavut

First Air will build a new cargo hangar in the capital thanks to a $12.7 million contribution from the National Trade Corridors Fund. Kugluktuk, Naujaat, Kimmirut, Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet are also getting new airport terminals with $22.5 million from the fund.

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‘Carving was a getaway’: brother of artist found dead remembers the life and work of ‘Ronnie’

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

When Derrald Taylor and his younger brother Ronald carved together – summoning soapstone bears, bison, birds and other shared visions of their childhood in Tuktoyaktuk – the two rarely spoke.

“We forget everything. We just forget everything and we just concentrate. It’s like we were at peace,” Taylor recalled wistfully.

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Eight NWT communities to get faster, cheaper internet

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Eight communities in NWT and one in the Yukon next spring will get faster browsing speeds and see their high internet fees drop 60 per cent next April.

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Inuvik Muslims gear up to celebrate Ramadan with community

May 18, 2018 - Inuvik

North America’s Northernmost mosque will be holding a community feast during the month of Ramadan, which began this week, to celebrate the holy month.  

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AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Grads recognized

May 18, 2018 - Kivalliq

Listed below are the graduates of other Nunavut Arctic College programs in Kivalliq communities outside of Rankin

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EDITORIAL: NHL hockey for the lucky few

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

Forgive us for venturing beyond Hay River’s boundaries for this editorial comment, but we can’t really help it.

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Councillors reflect back and look forward

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Though the municipal election is still five months away, three city councillors have already entered the race.

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Aurora Research Institute helping develop CubeSat

May 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik youth will have the chance to take part in an extra-terrestrial project in September.

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Hay River class recognized in Parks Canada contest

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

A Grade 9 class at Diamond Jenness Secondary School has earned an honourable mention in a country-wide contest by Parks Canada.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Community-wide yard sale set in Enterprise

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

Enterprise

Enterprise will host a community-wide yard sale at various locations on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Kivalliq Challenge organizer steps down after five years

May 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Leo (Dali) Kaludjak returned to the winner’s circle by capturing the Senior Division of the Kivalliq Challenge snowmobile races in Rankin Inlet on May 8.

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School boards look for voters

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Both Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) are hoping for higher voter turnout when residents hit the polls for school board elections in October.

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Councillors reflect and look forward

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Though the municipal election is still five months away, three city councillors have already entered the race.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Food trucks rev up for season

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer may be paddling season, mosquito season, camping season and patio season, but during lunchtime in downtown Yellowknife, summer is food truck season.

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Eighth best for Team North

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships are over and done with and there was no difference between the boys and girls squads at this year’s tournament.

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HEALTHY HINTS: Dealing with annoyances without blowing your top

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

We all have things that we find annoying. When you’re in a rush at the grocery store and the person in front of you has a price check.

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Status of Women Council seeks municipal candidates

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Though it’s still early days for Yellowknife’s fall municipal election, if all current female candidates win, the city will fall below UN targets of 30 per cent women’s participation in politics.

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Foster Family Coalition of the NWT gets help from darts

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Steve Payne wanted to help out the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT’s Camp Connections in some way.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Election season is upon us

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Oh Lordy, it is starting again. Politics and politicking at the municipal level. Of course, a cynic might argue that it never really ends, it only takes the occasional siesta.

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EDITORIAL: Future of the city at stake this fall

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

“People have the power” is a song about taking responsibility for what our government does in our name.

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Trustee elections looking for increased voter turnout

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Both Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) are hoping for higher voter turnout when residents hit the polls for school board elections in October.

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Running for office not for the faint of heart

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

So why do people seek public office? Why does someone want to step up and run for school trustee, city councillor or mayor? Or MLA or MP?

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Learning for life drives longest-acting board trustee

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

With his grandchildren enrolled in Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) schools, Terry Brookes says he has already been approached by constituents to run for a ninth term.

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One last lap for the swimmers

May 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

For the Polar Bear Swim Club, it was one last chance to compete in Yellowknife before the curtain falls on their season.

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Sexual health education awarded $1M

May 17, 2018 - NWT

The federal government announced it would put $1-million behind the work of a sexual health organization that works to break down stigma on preventing and treating sexually transmitted illnesses.

“Knowing that we have five more years of being able to talk to young men about community responsibility and sexuality, it just warms my heart and makes me so hopeful for the future,” said Nancy MacNeill, program facilitator of FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) and SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health).

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Boil water advisory issued for four South Slave communities

May 17, 2018

Roughly 3,700 people in Hay River and the K’atl’odeeche First Nation, Enterprise and Kakisa are currently under a boil-water advisory after an increase in turbidity (muddy water) was present in the Hay River.

“There have been no illnesses associated with the drinking water reported in the community, ”stated a release from Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Andre Corriveau. “This advisory has been issued for precautionary reasons only.

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What’s the secret to a successful campaign? Former mayor, councillors weigh in

May 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

For civic-minded Yellowknifers wishing to wade into the world of municipal politics, navigating the waters can be daunting and even dizzying. From nomination requirements and deadlines to eligibility caveats and strict signage regulations, there’s a lot of ground to cover on the road to city hall.

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Food truck owners pick their spots

May 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer may be paddling season, mosquito season, camping season and patio season, but during lunchtime in downtown Yellowknife, summer is food truck season.

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