UPDATE: Hit-and-run truck stolen before hitting Sushi Cafe

July 19, 2018

The white Ford 150 which slammed into the Sushi Café last weekend was stolen  stated a release from RCMP.

The truck collided with the front of the building in the early morning hours on July 15 in an apparent hit-and-run.

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Yellowknife pop up park winners announced

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Ecology North and the City of Yellowknife have announced the winners of the YK Pop-Up Park competition.

“The community projects announced today will help bring colour, joy and vibrancy to a once vacant space in Yellowknife’s downtown core,” stated Ecology North in a news release.

photo courtesy of Ecology North
Aurora Seating by Katharine Thomas

The competition winners will be given a space in Yellowknife’s first pop-up park, along with $500 to build their proposals on the vacant 50/50 lot.

The five winners are Aurora Seating by Katharine Thomas, a learning and literacy garden by NWT Literacy Council, Mini-Golf by Jessica Bruhn, an Indigenous languages mural by Jacey Firth-Hagen of #SpeakGwichinToMe and Tire(d) Garden by Harrison Roberts.

Work to install the designs is already starting, as Ecology North and the city regrade the site and install a pallet deck and plant trees and edible plants.

Once the installations are complete, they will take up half of the lot, leaving the other half for permanent landscaping.

 

 

 

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Accessibility audit recommends $4.9M in city upgrades

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknifers living with disabilities don’t enjoy the same access to city lands and facilities as able-bodied residents, according to a recent audit on the city’s accessibility.

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Pedestrian sent to hospital after being struck by vehicle

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Emergency response crews attended the alleyway behind the Kilt & Castle Pub Wednesday evening after a pedestrian was reportedly struck by vehicle in the parking lot.

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EDITORIAL: Make Courtoreille St. the place to be

July 19, 2018 - Hay River

The town of Hay River is contemplating a redesign of Courtoreille Street that would turn the strip, bordered by Ring’s pharmacy and the highrise, into an outdoor space pedestrians will want to spend time in, and not simply pass through.

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Heavy rain dampens number of wildland fires

July 19, 2018 - Hay River

Heavy rainfall this season has dampened the prevalence of wildfires in the territory.

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EDITORIAL: Nunavut Day: a time for celebration, reflection and inspiration

Kivalliq News
July 19, 2018 - Kivalliq

For the past 19 years July 9 has eclipsed Canada Day as the most important summer holiday for Inuit living in the Eastern Arctic. From Arviat to Kugluktuk, Coral Harbour to Igloolik and beyond, Nunavut Day is a time for Inuit culture and communities and the land they inhabit.

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De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds

July 19, 2018

 

Peregrine Diamonds, with its advancing Chidliak diamond project 120 km from Iqaluit, is now property of global mining giant De Beers.

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No cannabis plebiscite in Hay River

July 19, 2018 - Hay River

Cannabis will be sold legally in Hay River after prohibition of the substance lifts on October 17.

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‘It’s all about empowering people’

July 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Last week a group of a dozen women from Rankin Inlet gathered at a cabin by the ocean in the blistering heat to dry some fish.

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Many faces and tastes of the world

July 18, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Embrace Life Council embraced numerous cultures from around the world in Cambridge Bay on June 30.

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NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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Human remains found near Paulatuk

July 18, 2018 - Paulatuk

Paulatuk RCMP are investigating the discovery of human remains near the community.

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NEWS BRIEFS: National Drowning Prevention Day

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

Wednesday (July 17) is National Drowning Prevention Day and the Aquatic Centre is holding a special event to spread awareness about safe water practices.

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City weighs regulation of Airbnb operations

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city is faced with a dilemma over if and how it could regulate short-term rental operations like Airbnb, where operators generate income without a business license.

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Wanted: Hay River bylaw officer

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

The town of Hay River may have to cast a wider net if it wants to recruit a bylaw enforcement officer.

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Sorting out the regulatory review for an airline merger

July 18, 2018 - Nunavut/NWT

Canada’s Competition Bureau is aware of the proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North and will review the ramifications.

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Council approves design money for Courtoreille

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

Courtoreille Street could be getting a makeover.

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Emerging leaders graduate in Rankin Inlet

July 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A cohort of government employees from across Nunavut left Rankin Inlet a little more qualified to take on the world earlier this month, as members of the GN’s Hivuliqtikhanut emerging leaders program graduated.

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Correction

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

In a July 4 Hay River Hub story, (‘Playschool closes after 25 years’), it was reported that the school closed in part because the Department of Education Culture and Employment (ECE) pulled its funding. ECE disputes this. In an emailed statement, Pam Coulter, an ECE spokesperson, said “ECE continues to fund spaces for children up to and including five-year-olds even with the introduction of JK (Junior Kindergarten) and currently has no plans to change that.” Coulter also said the only funding change for early childcare programs in the past few years was an increase in the rate per space. The Hub apologizes for any confusion or embarrassment this error may have caused.

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Folk line-up balances Northern and southern Acts

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Folk on the Rocks lineup will be equal parts North and South this year.

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Yellowknife Exiles take second in Calgary tournament

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of the great sports secrets of Yellowknife is that there is an actual rugby club.

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2018 Folk on the Rocks boasts gender parity in lineup

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 Folk on the Rocks festival will feature a lineup that not only includes female performers, but puts an emphasis on having both women and transgender artists play a leading role in the act.

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Feasibility of hotel airport still up in air

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT is in possession of four proposals to assess the feasibility of developing a hotel near the airport to accommodate soaring demands during peak tourism times.

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EDITORIAL: Turn 50/50 lot into cultural centre

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of the first items the next mayor and city council should deal with this fall is filling the vacant 50/50 lot downtown.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Outdoor experiences help shape young lives

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last Tuesday we hiked to Cameron Falls, located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park, on the Ingraham Trail, approximately 47 kilometres east of Yellowknife.

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Snowshoes get bent in summer

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

You may think snowshoe making isn’t at the top peoples’ minds in the dead of summer but the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT thought it would be a perfect time.

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Bothersome beavers removed from city

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Unwanted guests temporarily took up residence at Parker Park last week, but they’ve been evicted.

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COLUMN: Could Ice Pilots take off again?

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

It all comes down to the fans.

There’s a new online petition calling for the return of Ice Pilots NWT, the popular Northern aviation program that made the people and the brand of Buffalo Airways international stars.

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Twice is nice for Blue Jays

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the Fire Prevention Blue Jays were the new kids on the fastpitch block and were the hunters.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Think global, buy local

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Jack Bourassa

A trade war is inevitable. It’s happening. An isolated fortress built across the border. And many Canadians are responding by buying Canadian.

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