AROUND THE NORTH: Election coming up in Simpson

August 19, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

Four people are vying for chief and 15 are vying for eight spots on Liidlii Kue First Nation council in an election slated for Aug. 28.

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UPDATED: Deh Cho region crash victims from Alberta & Saskatchewan

August 19, 2018

The passengers of the fatal float plane crash in Little Doctor Lake on Thursday were tourists from Alberta and Saskatchewan, according to the airplane’s owner Simpson Air.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Enlightenment the hard way

August 19, 2018 - NWT

Being a child of the 60’s I’ve seen a lot of changes. One thing for sure, nothing stays the same.

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SPORTS TALK: I love sports – and Sig did as well

August 19, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’ve often told anyone who will listen that I love my job. I write about sports and get paid to do it. How bad can my life be?

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Boot Lake Trail vandalism unacceptable

August 18, 2018 - Inuvik

I use Inuvik’s Boot Lake Trail almost every day.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Sister Agnes Sutherland dead at 92

August 18, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Sister Agnes Sutherland, a longtime Fort Smith resident and a member of the order of the Grey Nuns, died Aug. 10 at 92 years of age.

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Twice is nice for Fort Smith in slo-pitch

August 18, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

They came, they saw and, once again, they conquered.

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EDITORIAL: Det’on Cho carves path to prosperity

August 18, 2018 - NWT

There are dozens of Indigenous-owned businesses across the NWT, ranging in size and scope. Some have a handful of employees and could be a travel agency, law office or painting company. Others could be mid-to large-sized concerns, in the fields of transportation or communications. Some are run by the investment arms of Indigenous governments, either alone of in a partnership.

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Accused in Fort Smith homicide makes first court appearance

August 18, 2018 - NWT

Wilfred Abraham, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 48-year-old Fort Smith man, made a brief appearance in a Yellowknife courtroom Thursday.

Wearing a hoodie that hid his face, Abraham, 54, entered the courtroom in handcuffs.

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Edehzhie getting protected status

August 18, 2018 - Deh Cho

This fall, the Dehcho First Nations intends to sign an agreement with the federal government to establish Edehzhie, a 14, 249 square kilometre area of forest and wetland, as the first Dehcho Protected Area.

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No way out: Silence, secrecy and underfunding hamper women’s safety

August 18, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut has the highest incidence of intimate partner violence compared to any other jurisdiction in the country.

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Police searching for woman last known to be in Yellowknife

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 23-year-old woman.

Raven Decoine-Wood was last seen in Edmonton, AB on July 12. She was reported missing to police on Aug. 16., states an RCMP news release Friday.

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Teacher shortage could delay school year in six communities

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Classes could start later than expected for some students in six communities due to teacher shortages.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Show and shine set for unique vehicles

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

The first-annual Wally Schumann Sr. Memorial Show & Shine will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18.

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Shipping companies blame extensive ice, Coast Guard for sealift delays

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Impassable sea ice in some Nunavut waters coupled with too few Coast Guard ships has led to sealift delays of up to three weeks this year, according to the heads of sealift companies serving Nunavut.

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Filmmaker visits Friendship Centre

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

A nationally-known filmmaker brought her creative knowledge to Hay River last week.

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COLUMN: Until we meet again

August 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

During my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to know two of Canada’s most noteworthy independent newspaper publishers – Jack (Sig) Sigvaldason of Northern News Services Ltd. fame and Jim MacNeill of the infamous Eastern Graphic of Eastern Prince Edward Island.

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World record holder runs for peace in Inuvik, around the world

August 17, 2018 - Inuvik

Suresh Joachim has broken more than 60 Guinness World Records in the last 20 years.

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Hay River slo-pitch tournament another hit

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

Once again this year, the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in Hay River proved to be a big draw for teams from the NWT and northern Alberta.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: The North wouldn’t be the same without Sig

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

I would like to start this week’s column with a tribute to Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. He started this newspaper in 1972 on his kitchen table, after he had been fired from the News of the North. Not only did Yellowknifer grow and succeed but in a few years he even bought out News of the North.

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NWT youth cannabis use among the highest rates in country, says StatsCan

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Local youth have a higher likelihood of smoking pot on a regular basis than most of the country, states a new Statistics Canada report shows.

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Arctic Inspiration Prize promoted at conference

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

As a boy in Aklavik, George Koe got into a lot of trouble.

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Darrell Koch wins Mediocre Golf Association event with record score

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you think of the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association, you don’t really think of scores that would rival a regular tournament score.

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Private event pushes public from downtown park

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Concerns have been raised over the use of public parks after a private function took over a large portion of Somba K’e Civic Plaza, a popular public space last week.

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EDITORIAL: Make our history shine

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Con. Giant. Discovery. Ptarmigan. Burwash. Tom. Negus.

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SPORTS TALK: Golf – a serious and fun sport at the same time, especially in Yk

August 17, 2018

Once upon a time, someone told me that golf was a place where big-money deals were made.

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Dangers of pot usage to be addressed by driving schools

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

As law enforcement and educators in Yellowknife prepare for the legalization of marijuana this fall, another institution in the city is quietly shifting gears to address new realities for young people and impairment behind the wheel: driving schools.

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Squash players hit the court

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer is almost over … not that it really began to begin with.

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Local cafe owner wins entrepreneurial award

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Jawah Bernier opened her very first business at 24 and has since watched her cafe Birchwood Coffee Ko grow into a community and a labour of love.

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LETTER: Diamond mine party’s optics poor

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Nancy Vail

Yellowknife

Dear editor,

On the evening of Aug. 9, representatives from the Ekati Diamond Mine – with members of the NWT legislative assembly in attendance – organized a ‘celebration’ in Somba K’e plaza to mark the mine’s 20th year anniversary.

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