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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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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.

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

Court stories

More drug bust charges dropped

Charges against two people arrested in December drug raids in Yellowknife have been withdrawn, according to court records.


Drunk man who stole cab fined

A drunk man who stole a cab in December, driving it erratically at high speeds through city streets, was fined $1,760 and sentenced to 18 months probation on Thursday, after already spending 107 days in jail.


Life sentence for wife killer

A Kugaaruk man convicted of murdering his common-law spouse by stabbing her twice with a broken mop handle has been sentenced to life in prison and will serve at least 15 years before becoming eligible for parole.


Confusion over ciscoes nets fine

Next time you're out dipnetting ciscoes, heed the warning of this man.


Phone records seized in manslaughter case

The RCMP has seized phone records from Bell Canada in its investigation into a death at a Frame Lake South house party last summer.


Yellowknives cry fraud over caribou tags

RCMP have confirmed they are investigating an allegation from Dettah Chief Ed Sangris that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) used his signature on caribou hunting tags without permission.


Charges against B.C. gang suspects dropped

Three B.C. gang suspects are in the clear after Crown prosecutors dropped drug trafficking charges filed against them following an RCMP raid on a Kam Lake home last October.


Dejaeger case delayed by Crown

Eric Dejaeger's trial was adjourned yet again to allow Justice Robert Kilpatrick to make a decision on another application brought froward by the Crown.


Shelter smasher gets fines, probation

A man who smashed windows at the Salvation Army's men's shelter was - instead of jail time - sentenced to 18 months probation, fined and ordered to work off the damage he did on Wednesday.


Family wins court challenge for second look at NTPC compensation

A Hay River family - which owns a fishing camp on Nonacho Lake - has won a court challenge regarding a financial compensation decision made by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board.




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