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Separate together

The goal of the territorial government's new family law mediation program can be summed up in two words: separate together. Launched in late March, the estimated $80,000 program aims to encourage couples involved in the process of separation or divorce to resolve matters cooperatively and outside of court.

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NWT Court Schedule
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Nunavut Court Schedule
People and companies appearing before Nunavut Territorial Court, Court Schedules, Rules of Court, and Practice Directives.

NWT Court Library System
Search for legal records via Keyword(s) - Style of Cause, Subject, Name of Judge, and/or Docket #.

Nunavut Court Decisions
Search for legal records in Nunavut by statute name, case name, citation, docket number.

NWT Court Decisions
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Meet the Judges of Nunavut
Short biographies of Nunavut's judges.

NWT Sheriff's Office
The primary role of a Sheriff is his or her presence in the courtroom. A Sheriff is present in the courtroom, not only to assist in court procedure by calling jurors and escorting prisoners, but also to provide overall security for the judiciary, jurors, and court staff.

Nunavut Family Abuse Intervention Act
Emergency protection applications for wives needing protection from violent husbands, husbands needing protection from violent wives, children needing protection from violent parents, parents from violent children.

Nunavut Change of Name Forms
Required documents, application forms and Change of Name Act.

NWT Rental Office Decisions
Searchable database of landlord-tenant cases.

Information for Landlords and Tenants
A source of Information for both landlords and tenants covering aspects from tenancy agreements to eviction.

Court stories

'Violent sexual offender' back in custody

A man recently released from prison and subject of a rare police warning to the public has been arrested for breaching conditions of his release.

Eight charged after drug busts

Eight people are facing drug-related charges after RCMP carried out three separate search warrants at homes across the city Tuesday, arresting 16 people.

RCMP deny wrongdoing in Jaeb arrest

The Government of Canada is defending the actions of RCMP officers involved in the arrest and detention of Gary Jaeb last year.

Sex addiction to blame in child porn case, offender says

Gary Stephen Miller told an NWT Supreme Court judge Wednesday that his sex addiction led to him viewing Internet porn and eventually child porn.

Charges follow alleged arsons

One teenager has been arrested and a man is wanted for allegedly starting two fires in the city Tuesday.

Court Briefs: Guilty plea entered in gun theft case

One of the two men arrested in connection with the theft of two guns from Canadian Tire in May has entered a guilty plea on several of his charges.

Gun thief gets extra day in jail

A 24-year-old man went back to jail for a day after he was sentenced Wednesday morning for possession of cocaine, breach of court orders and stealing a 12-gauge shotgun from Canadian Tire.

Police warn of violent sex offender

RCMP issued a warning yesterday about a man considered to be a "violent sexual offender" who is in the city.

Court rejects appeal of seismic testing approval

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against Clyde River in its attempt for a judiciary review of the National Energy Board's approval of industry plans to perform seismic testing off the hamlet's coast.

North Slave Metis Alliance outraged by deal

The president of the North Slave Metis Alliance is describing an agreement-in-principle signed between the Northwest Territory Metis Nation and the territorial and federal government as ethnic cleansing.

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Legally Speaking
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