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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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NWT Court Library System
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Nunavut 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

Case continues for mother claiming hospital negligence

A lawsuit launched by a mother claiming negligence by Stanton Territorial Hospital seven years ago continues with both sides filing more paperwork in support of their sides, a review of the case file shows.


Senator ordered to repay $27K

The territory's only senator will have to repay $26,924 in expense claims after a retired Supreme Court of Canada judge found there is not enough proof the claims were linked to official business.


Man sold drugs to repay gang: lawyer

A 25-year-old man who told his lawyer he was selling drugs to cover a debt has said threats against his family caused him to increase cocaine sales and prompted his girlfriend to move to Edmonton to work as a prostitute.


Superintendent lays down the law

Metro Huculak is dreaming up ways to inspire his students toward law careers.


Clyde River wins right to appeal

Clyde River finally received good news March 10 after a faltering two-year battle to block seismic testing in Davis Strait - the Supreme Court of Canada will hear its appeal.


Prime Minister to right a historic wrong

Hay River has a connection to a 50-year-old court case involving discrimination against a gay man, which has re-emerged onto the national consciousness.


Police officer accused of lying promoted: lawyer

An RCMP officer accused of making up a story about an unattended child to gain access to a Yellowknife family's home has been promoted to supervisory position in Calgary, says the lawyer who represented the family in a lawsuit against the police.


Houseboat staying put for now

A Fort Simpson man will not have to remove his houseboat frozen into the Willow Flats nature preserve on Yellowknife Bay - at least not just yet.


Support leads to success

Doctors told Denise McKee her son would never be a functional member of society but a showcase of his woodworking, baking and photography at St. Patrick High School last Wednesday proves them wrong, she says.


Prisoner contests jailhouse accusations

A prisoner at North Slave Correctional Centre interrupted his lawyer Tuesday while strenuously objecting to charges that he had threatened and assaulted a deputy warden and other guards during an incident at the jail in January.




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