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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 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

GNWT fined $100K in asbestos case

Calling its actions "negligent," a territorial court judge has fined the territorial government $100,000 for violating its own occupational health and safety regulations.


High drama arrest in gun thefts

Two suspects have been arrested, at least one of them at gunpoint, in connection with the May 25 theft of two firearms from the Canadian Tire store.


Accused murderer was out on bail

The woman accused of killing her common-law partner Monday night in Ndilo was out on bail at the time of his death, having been charged with stabbing the man in an earlier incident in December.


No seismic testing in 2015

Opponents of seismic testing off Baffin Island's eastern shore received "welcome" news May 25.


Man found badly hurt in downtown alley

A man has been medevaced to hospital in Edmonton, and another person is facing charges after an alleged assault in the downtown area on Tuesday evening.


Man could lose right to jury trial

A man charged with sexual assault may lose his right to be tried by a jury of his peers after he failed to show up in court for the beginning of his trial May 25.


Hunters not guilty of wasting meat

The age-old aboriginal tradition of sharing food with each other was at the heart of a not guilty verdict in the meat wasting trial of three men, including the chief of Gameti.


Settlement money to create training corporation

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is using millions of dollars of lawsuit settlement money to train Inuit to fill jobs inside and outside of government.


Stabbing victim 'can sleep now'

A man who survived an attack in which his best friend was killed said he is relieved now that someone has been charged with murder and attempted murder.


GNWT facing asbestos-related safety charges

The territorial government is facing five safety act charges after the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission accused a work-site supervisor of failing to prevent the release of asbestos during renovations at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in 2012.




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