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This week's headlines
The following are the headlines from stories appearing in Northern News Services publications for the past week. The full version of each story is available to SUBSCRIBERS ONLY.


Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, October 31, 2014

Missing tourist mystery deepens
A missing person mystery continues to deepen in Yellowknife. There is still no sign of a Japanese tourist who hasn't been seen or heard from for nine days now.
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GNWT halts jr kindergarten in Yellowknife
The territorial government will wait for findings from an eight-month review before it decides how to proceed with junior kindergarten in Yellowknife and other regional centres, Premier Bob McLeod announced yesterday in the legislative assembly.
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Caribou out of reach for Yellowknives
The cancellation of the fall caribou season will put a strain on Dene families, but advocating a hunt would not have been safe, according to Dettah hunter Bobby Drygeese.
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Alternative energies sought
After the territorial government desertion of the Taltson dam expansion project, renewable energy is set to be a hot topic at an energy conference next week in Yellowknife and Dettah.
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Local Ebola plan in place
Between 30 and 50 travellers per week are moving between Canada and the three West African countries stricken with Ebola, but Dr. Andre Corriveau, chief public health officer, said none are known to reside in the Northwest Territories.
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MLA asks for civics lesson
Hay River North MLA Robert Bouchard tried a different angle at the legislative assembly Monday to address the ongoing struggle between regular MLAs and cabinet around junior kindergarten.
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Soaring into the future
A group of 19 K'alemi Dene School students from grades 9 to 12 experienced Nishnawbe culture while learning about post-secondary education and career opportunities in Thunder Bay, Ont., last week.
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Door kicked in on Gitzel
Yellowknife RCMP are investigating after a man smashed his way through the front door into a home in broad daylight last weekend with the homeowner inside.
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Council considers fate of unmarked bylaw vehicles
The use of unmarked bylaw enforcement vehicles should end, said several city councillors on Monday.
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City cools to adding Old Town parks
City councillors shied away from spending $500,000 for three small parks in Old Town, but will still consider creating one on Wiley Road that would include a floatplane dock for visiting planes.
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Schools embrace 3-D printing technology
As the technology improves for 3-D printers and as prices drop, more Yellowknife and NDilo students are gaining access to the equipment, affording them new ways to put their imaginations into practice.


Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wildlife workshop gathers opinions
Concern about the threat posed by domesticated animals toward wildlife was one of the new issues that came out of a two-day workshop held in Fort Simpson earlier this month.
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Historic forestry deal inked
Harvesting won't begin for another winter, but the signing of an agreement has laid the ground work for a forest industry in Fort Providence.
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A look at the future of tourism
Access to capital and resources for ongoing training are two of the primary challenges facing the tourism industry in Fort Simpson.
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Fort Simpson cadet brings top honours to the Deh Cho
A youth from Fort Simpson has become the first army cadet outside of Yellowknife in the territory to receive a prestigious award.
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Sheared for breast cancer
Heads and legs were shaved, pink clothing was worn and funds were raised in Fort Simpson as a variety of workplaces participated in Dress for the Cause on Oct. 24.
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Students raise a racquet
Balls of two different sizes were bouncing off of racquets and rolling across the floor of Deh Gah School's gymnasium last weekend as students engaged in two sports.
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Food wastage brought to light
A documentary shown at the Aurora Research Institute left a bad taste in the audience's mouth on Oct. 25.
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GNWT calling energy companies
The GNWT's Petroleum Resources Division has issued its first-ever call cycle to energy companies interested in potentially developing lands in the central Mackenzie Valley, the Mackenzie Delta and the High Arctic islands.
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Safety first at car seat clinic
Car seat safety is one of the most important things parents can do to protect children, and it's something that's too often sadly neglected.
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Fighting the outbreak from afar
Doctors Without Borders got itself almost $20,000 thanks, in part, to a fundraising dinner.
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Small businesses recognized
National Small Business Week was saluted in Inuvik on Oct. 23 thanks to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and the Inuvik Chamber of Commerce.
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Top results for cross country runners
The East Three Secondary School cross-country running team ran its competition to ground Oct. 19 at the Yellowknife Cross-country Run.


Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Roundtable planned for missing and murdered aboriginal women
A national roundtable on missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada is planned for Yellowknife in February and Premier Bob McLeod says it will not take the place of the national inquiry he and the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group has called for.
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Officer accused of running through school zone stop sign
Yellowknife RCMP has launched an internal investigation into one of its own officers after he allegedly drove through a stop sign in a school zone with his child in the vehicle.
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RCMP investigate missing tourist
Yellowknife RCMP has a mystery on its hands as officers try to locate a missing Japanese tourist.
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Ex-Mountie charged with sex offences
A former RCMP officer is facing charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation.
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Six-year-old fights brain tumour
It's not every day a six-year-old boy from Yellowknife gets to hang out with the Edmonton Oilers.
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Moratorium extended on cabin leases
The territorial government's response to a vastly increased inventory of land is a wider moratorium on building cabins and parks.
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Yellowknifer breaks bread with Neil Young
A Yellowknife restaurateur is back in the city after what he described as a trip of a lifetime, a meet and greet with Canadian rock legend Neil Young.
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Gourmet grinds for 17 years, and counting
Leslie Bromley has owned and operated Gourmet Cup since 1997. The past eight years have been in the current location located in the lower level of the YK Centre Mall.
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School boards oppose lack of funding
As Yellowknife school boards prepare for junior kindergarten to be phased-in in 2016, the financial impact will be felt throughout the city's K-to-12 classrooms, chairs of the Catholic and public boards are warning.
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Assessing the cost of sitting
A recent study by the Conference Board of Canada warns that Canadians' increasingly sedentary lifestyles are putting them at risk for chronic conditions.
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A visit frozen in time
They couldn't possibly have known, but when the Rankin Inlet grads of Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik's (MUI) Class of 2014 had their photo taken with the kindly gentleman on Parliament Hill this past January, their images were frozen in time with a future Canadian hero.
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Artists, students speak the same language
Juno nominated children's entertainer Aaron Burnett and his wife, Kim, enjoyed themselves immensely while putting a smile on the face of hundreds of children during their visit to Arviat and Baker Lake earlier this month.
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Pair of firsts for Rankin, Whale Cove
Futsal and volleyball took centre stage in Kivalliq sports earlier this month.
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Reaching for the goal line
Literacy is not the first thing to spring to mind when hosting a hockey camp.
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Multi-faceted learning
The new hockey season kicked off in a big way in Rankin Inlet this past week.
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NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, October 27, 2014

$170 million owed for mine clean-up
The territorial government is in the final review stages of negotiations with Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC), operator of the Ekati diamond mine, over how the company will make good on a $170-million security owing under its water licence to guarantee money will be available for the eventual cleanup of the mine.
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New rules for recreational land
The newly-minted Department of Lands is paying special attention to squatters and high-demand areas as the territorial government takes control of what was once Crown land.
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Barge adrift in Beaufort Sea
Severe weather hampered efforts to recover an unmanned barge that is adrift in the Beaufort Sea.
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Pump brings big bill
When Merven Gruben of E. Gruben's Transport Petroleum said at the end of September that he was scrambling to get fuel into Tuktoyaktuk after a failed barge delivery, he only knew two things ...
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'Filled with bureaucracy'
Five thousand NWT residential school survivors who are eligible for a $3,000 education credit from the federal government have until Oct. 31 to submit their claim.
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Pleading to opt out of JK program
Hay River South MLA Jane Groenewegen warned Education, Culture and Employment Minister Jackson Lafferty on Oct. 16 she will "lay down on the road" to stop the implementation of junior kindergarten in her community if that's what it takes.
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Metis cabin owners get tax bills
The NWT Metis Nation is concerned about the taxation of traditional leases in the South Slave.
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Getting the necessary proof
Levena Keyookta has already lost and paid for replacement birth certificates twice in order to get valid identification and a bank account a first step to securing employment and a common barrier for the majority of residents at the emergency women's shelter.
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Smith voters to decide on arena funding
Residents of Fort Smith will go to the polls next month to vote on further renovations on the Centennial Arena.
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Congregants find new foundation
After about 75 years in the same location, an historic church in the Old Village of the Hay River Reserve is being moved.
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Former officer hailed as hero
Residents of Behchoko are remembering a former RCMP officer in the community who is now being called a Canadian hero.
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Behchoko RCMP's secret weapon
Man's best friend is helping the police make friends in Behchoko.
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A whale of a passion for the job
Bernadette Green got a unique view of the ocean floor this summer, thanks to her summer job and a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
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Plug pulled on petroleum show
The Inuvik Petroleum Show has been cancelled for 2015.
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Weledeh MLA calls for caribou hunting ban
Weledeh MLA Bob Bromley asked Environment and Natural Resources Minister Michael Miltenberger whether he's prepared to implement a ban on the caribou hunt this winter in light of a severe drop in the Bluenose-East and Bathurst herd numbers this year.
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A frightfully good time planned
Jean Wetrade Gameti School students are hard at work this week getting ready for the school's first Fright Fest fundraiser.
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Canoe race 'heroes' honoured
When Stanley Snowshoe saw an aging photograph of some paddlers charging down the Mackenzie River in the Fort McPherson band office a few years ago, it struck a chord.
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Honouring the brave
Governor General David Johnston recognized six NWT residents for acts of bravery during a ceremony in Ottawa on Oct. 21.
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Early ice stalls sealift
Some sealift goods did not arrive at their destinations before winter ice conditions set in at Kugaaruk and Cambridge Bay, mainly because of larger loads and unusual ice conditions.
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Northern airlines call off merger
The waiting is over when it comes to behind-the-scenes discussions over a proposed merger between Canadian North and First Air, as talks are off the table.
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Former mayor called Voice of Hope
Honoured for her work fighting domestic violence, the Economic Club of Canada's latest recipient of its annual Voice of Hope award is former Iqaluit mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik.
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French entrepreneurs honoured
With 12.8 per cent of Iqaluit residents identifying themselves as either francophone or francophile, it comes as no surprise that Iqaluit's business community would reflect that demographic.
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MLA Nuqingaq expelled from legislature
The people of Qikiqtarjuaq and Clyde River sent Samuel Nuqingaq to the legislature to represent them as the MLA for Uqqummiut, but Oct. 24, his fellow legislators sent him home ...
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Uranium proposal takes next step
With 750 construction jobs, up to 600 mining jobs, 1,300 indirect jobs and approximately $1 billion in taxes and royalties on the line, AREVA's Kiggavik uranium project could have a big impact on the Kivalliq region.
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Ottawa attack felt in Nunavut
Concern for Nunavummiut living and working in Ottawa spread Oct. 22 after a gunman killed a Canadian Forces reservist and attacked Parliament.
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Joanasie censured for impaired driving
South Baffin MLA David Joanasie apologized for his "unacceptable conduct" after legislators gave him a "warning" Oct. 21 to behave, following a guilty plea to impaired driving in P.E.I. in July.
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Young hunters catch caribou
By morning bell, two elders, 20 students and a high-school teacher gathered with their quads, rifles and lunch at school in Taloyoak.
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Stories found through artifacts
Two elders, speaking through interpreter Jacob Keanik, spoke with Nunavut News/North about their work with the Nattilik Heritage Centre, cataloguing information about artifacts returned to Gjoa Haven from Norway.
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Memory honoured with gift of camera
When an unknown man from across the world contacted Adam Krejunark and his wife Sharon saying he wanted to honour the memory of their young son who died Nov. 7, 2011, they thought they were dealing with a computer hacker of some kind.

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