Women’s shelters end year of turmoil

January 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

YWCA Agvvik – which runs the Qimaavik and Sivummut women’s shelters in Iqaluit – is ready to move forward with a new and effective board in the aftermath of a financial scandal involving its now terminated executive director.

The organization was thrown into chaos after a Sept. 28, 2016 Lester Landau audit pointed out 25 “matters that may be of interest to management”, according to chartered accountant Debbie Lyng’s cover letter.

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Deh Cho permafrost project gets funding boost

January 19, 2018 - Deh Cho

By recognizing the plain-to-see symptoms, it’s been easy for the Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition to monitor permafrost thaw throughout the Deh Cho region.

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Full environmental review for Grays Bay Road and Port project

January 19, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The proposed $500-million Grays Bay Road and Port project will undergo a full environmental assessment, the federal government revealed last week.

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Last newspaper, last thoughts

January 19, 2018 - Inuvik

After about one and a half years as editor of the Drum, I’m leaving the paper but staying in Inuvik, because it’s a great town. I notice a lot of former mayors, GNWT employees and even Drum editors tend to stick around.

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A new way to play

January 19, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School and Tusarvik Elementary School were introduced to an exciting variation of the game of hockey that they can play nice and warm in the indoors recently.

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Yellowknifers weigh in on new parking app

January 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Launched in early January, the city’s new pay-by-phone parking app is being touted as a quick and easy alternative that saves time and, through ticket avoidance, money. But with a tied-in surcharge and limited top-up options, some people say the cent-less option doesn’t make much sense.

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Editorial: Old hospital gets new life

January 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Issue: Aging population

We Say: Respect our elders

Canada will soon be known as the Great White North not for the snow but for the amount of grey hair seen on its
residents.

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Chief commissioner will not attend Yellowknife MMIWG hearings

January 19, 2018

The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will not be present at hearings in Yellowknife next week.

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Heating it up

January 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Families jigged away New Year’s Eve at the old time dance, adults partied at the ice video dance party for the sunrise festival, and now youth will get their own exclusive event in the Midnight Sun Complex.

Jayden and Isaiah Sharpe, who perform with the monikers DJ Darth Jayden and DJ Afro Boy, respectively, are hosting “Heat It Up,” a dance party for youth ages 16 and under Saturday, Jan. 27.

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News briefs

January 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

More folks lace up for Walk to Tuk

The 2018 Walk to Tuk will see an 19 per cent increase in participants over last year, say organizers.
More than 4,380 people on 324 teams from 30 communities had registered for the popular physical activity challenge, as of closing deadline Monday.

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Council shows welcome restraint

January 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Council showed some welcome restraint limiting its donation to the Terry Halifax bursary, down from a requested $5,000 to $2,500.

Immediately, let’s put aside any comment about the man himself – everyone agrees it is worthy to honour Halifax.

But is that the role of the Town of Inuvik?

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Hockey players get tips from a pro

January 19, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Former NHLer John Chabot had a large number of youth smiling from ear to ear as he conducted a full hockey skills-development camp in Chesterfield Inlet this past week.

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Cam Bay arena status still uncertain

January 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Department of Community and Government Services hopes to have a contractor in place by early February to address a longstanding but worsening mould issue that has forced the closure of the Cambridge Bay arena.

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City shuts off cameras after allegations about bylaw manager

January 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city temporarily switched off its security cameras Thursday following allegations in the press this week that the head of bylaw enforcement used them to look at women attending city facilities.

“Recent media coverage concerning allegations about workplace behaviour at the City of Yellowknife in 2014 and before paints a disturbing picture of the city’s work environment.

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Council worries donation will set precedent

January 18, 2018 - Inuvik

A bursary honouring the late Terry Halifax, a former Inuvik town councillor, caused some discussion about precedent setting at the council meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Denny Rodgers had approached council at the previous committee of the whole seeking $5,000 for the bursary, which would pay out yearly to high school students as a way of honouring Halifax’s legacy.

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AWG Host Society gets another Chase the Ace

January 18, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has awarded a licence for the next Chase the Ace, and it goes once again to the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society.

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Inuvik welcomes four new Rangers

January 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Jimmy Kalinek, who has always called Inuvik home, is one of eight new Canadian Rangers – and one of four from Inuvik – welcomed into the First Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1 CRPG) Jan. 11.

“I’ve always had an interest in being a Ranger, and I think joining the Rangers is a good thing,” Kalinek said. “We’re the eyes and ears for the North, as they say.”

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Proposed Hay River walkway would cost $180,000

January 18, 2018 - Hay River

An issue of safety on a Hay River street, which first arose in 2016, has made a return to town council.

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Northern games integral to Tuk history

January 18, 2018 - Tuktoyaktuk

In Inuvik, the annual festival welcoming the return of the sun brings a smorgasbord of events, from yoga to dancing, fireworks, snow carving and more.

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Proposed skating trail may be delayed

January 18, 2018 - Hay River

Very cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls have delayed the creation of the first skating trail on the Hay River.

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Scoring that last bucket

January 18, 2018 - Inuvik

They didn’t have an official team name and had to forfeit a couple of matches after sleeping in Saturday morning, but Chris Church’s team came out on top with a hard-fought win in the men’s finals of East Three School’s annual three-on-three basketball tournament Jan. 12 and 13.

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Rankin man pulls ace and takes home huge jackpot

January 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

It was an unforgettable moment of tension and excitement when Mike Shouldice drew the ace of spades in Rankin Inlet on Jan. 5.and claimed the mammoth jackpot that had built up with the Chase the Ace fundraiser.

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Final project set at Porritt Landing

January 18, 2018

The final project in the Porritt Landing revitalization in Hay River is planned to be complete by the end of the month.

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Wellness is about community

January 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Developing a sense of community was stressed during East Three Secondary School’s wellness day.

All four keynote speakers during the morning’s assembly talked about the importance of community Tuesday, Jan. 9.

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Arviat actors get an international hand

January 18, 2018 - Arviat

It was a special day at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat when it hosted the first international Connected North session on Jan. 11 with the Globe Theatre in London, England.

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Mayor at 24, and ready for the challenge

January 18, 2018 - Kimmirut

A trend is emerging in Nunavut: young women in politics.

The community of Kimmirut, with a population of approximately 450, has elected 24-year-old Ningeolaa Killiktee as mayor. She was sworn in Jan. 4 after a December election.

Senior administrative officer Kimberley Young thinks Killiktee may be the youngest mayor in the territory, though executive director of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities Brian Fleming could not confirm.

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Fort Smith man who triggered NWT Housing Corporation complaint “vindicated”

January 17, 2018 - Fort Smith

Lorell Gauthier, the daughter of a Fort Smith man who claimed NWT Housing Corporation’s method of collecting personal information infringed his rights, says her father feels “vindicated” following the release of a report from the territory’s information and privacy commissioner Wednesday.

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Man convicted in drunk driving death of Karen Lafferty sentenced

January 17, 2018

A Yellowknife man convicted in the drunk driving death of Karen Lafferty will spend another 18.5 months behind bars following a sentencing decision in NWT Supreme Court

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Town council should follow AWG example

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

For an issue that pops up on a semi-regular basis, you’d think town council would have a standard response when a vacancy arises in its midst.

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No timetable set to resume chemo program in Yk

January 17, 2018

Waking up in the morning is hard enough for anyone with stage-four lung cancer – but what is even tougher now for Christine Marlowe is getting up at 4 a.m and catching a flight after chemotherapy treatment.

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Yk man makes an organic meat voyage

January 17, 2018

A local contractor has returned after a quest to find quality organic food and deliver it to 60 residents.

Wade Friesen packed up his car and set out Jan. 9 at 6 a.m. for Edmonton, where he picked up orders from an Alberta grass-fed meat farm and brought back the product for Yellowknife residents to enjoy.

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Roger Candow resigns from Hay River town council

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River is down to six councillors, plus a mayor, following a resignation earlier this month.
Roger Candow submitted his resignation on Jan. 3.

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Editorial: Beatles lead the way in resurgent vinyl

January 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

One of the ‘perks’ I’ve always enjoyed in this place is being able to write the odd opinion piece on the music industry and those who make, or who have made, their livelihood from it. It’s a perk the community has gifted me – like it or not – due to the fact music plays such a big role in the Kivalliq.

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Pine Point Mining target of friendly acquisition

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

Pine Point Mining Ltd. – which has been exploring deposits remaining from a former mining operation east of Hay River – is now the target of a takeover bid.

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Cape Dorset mayor takes on wandering dogs, water trucks

January 17, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Days after being sworn in as mayor on Jan. 4, Timoon Toonoo served notice that he and hamlet council will take action on loose dogs and address the community’s water delivery woes.

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Hay River Soup Kitchen gets more support

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

After years of struggling to find enough money to operate, the Hay River Soup Kitchen – which helps feed the community’s hungry – has experienced a veritable flood of financial support over the past year.

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Inuktitut tribute concert kicks off Alianait season

January 17, 2018 - Iqaluit

Alianait kicks off its 2018 concert series with an Inuktitut music tribute.

The event was Alianait festival coordinator Alannah Johnston’s idea.

“I wanted an Inuktitut-songs concert,” said Johnston.

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Iglus become an attraction in Kugluktuk

January 17, 2018 - Kugluktuk

As the frozen conditions improve, Kugluktuk High School students will engage in a fifth season of iglu building in the coming weeks.

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Naujaat students all smiles after receiving presents from Nova Scotia

January 17, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School were given an early taste of Christmas when they each received a shoe box of gifts all the way from Sydney, N.S., on Dec. 13 in Naujaat.

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Idea for please-join-me cards imported from Australia

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

An idea from Down Under has been imported to Hay River to make the community more sociable.

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Jail time for Anawak, three-year driving ban for impaired driving

January 17, 2018 - Iqaluit

Jack Anawak – the former Nunatsiaq MP, Rankin Inlet North MLA, and candidate in the last federal and territorial elections – will serve 30 days at the Baffin Correctional Centre beginning Feb. 2.

Anawak pleaded guilty to a June 2017 impaired driving charge in November.

He was sentenced to a 30-day intermittent sentence at the Nunavut Court of Justice Jan. 15, meaning he will serve his sentence on weekends only.

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Calgary Flames give Naujaat family trip of a lifetime

January 17, 2018 - Naujaat

Macleod Arnatiaq, 14, was surprised, shocked, and over-the-moon happy when he was told by Tuugaalik High School vice-principal Julia MacPherson that he would be heading to Calgary to see an NHL game between the Flames and the Nashville Predators and getting to meet Calgary defenceman Travis Hamonic.

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Court briefs

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Family grieves for Karen Lafferty

A Yellowknife woman killed in a drunk driving accident on May Long weekend was remembered as kind and ambitious during a sentencing hearing Friday for Joshua Moore, the man convicted in her death.

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Holiday cheer for elders in January

January 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Moving the traditional elders’ breakfast from the middle of the holiday season to early January proved to be a big hit for the Kivalliq Inuit Associaion (KIA) in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.

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Town plans to take possession of new Rec Centre by end of the month

January 16, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has announced it will take possession of the new Rec Centre at the end of the month.

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Bylaw manager still has access to cameras: city boss

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Doug Gillard, the embattled manager of municipal enforcement, still has access to closed circuit cameras of city facilities, according to senior administrative officer Sheila Bassi-Kellett.

Gillard has been accused by two former bylaw officers of using the cameras to look at women from a screen in his office.

Kerry Nicholson and Jamie Fudge allege in sworn statements recorded by a lawyer in 2014 that Gillard used to show officers footage of women at the library and zoom in on them from his monitor.

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