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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, June 23, 2017
Woman speaks out after sex assault
A woman is speaking out after she said she was held against her will and repeatedly beaten and sexually assaulted in Ndilo Saturday.
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Mental Health Act further delayed
Twenty-one months after passing an updated Mental Health Act, the territorial government has yet to implement it.
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Metis face Metis in court
A federal court judge has reserved her decision after a long-awaited civil trial initiated by the North Slave Metis Alliance against the federal government, NWT Metis Nation and the territorial government.
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Deepak Kumar faces fraud charge
RCMP is looking for Deepak Kumar, a man who at one time claimed he was going to revitalize the diamond processing industry in Yellowknife.
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TerraX exploration inches closer to Yellowknife
TerraX's exploration could be a little more visible than usual this summer, although the company's CEO says residents won't see prospectors out in their backyards.
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Yellowknifer gets praise from Governor General
Marie Wilson jokes that it's her Oscar season, having received three honours this month for her work with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and her long career in Northern media.
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Feds to address concerns over Bullmoose-Ruth remediation
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will increase oversight of the Bullmoose-Ruth Remediation Project after an inspection in May showed the project contractor failed to comply with conditions of its land-use permit.
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Baby raven rescue
A few years ago, Edith Mair and her husband attempted to protect their bay window from a pair of pesky ravens by setting up an owl decoy and chicken wire ...
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Man injured during attack at Prelude
A man is charged with aggravated assault following an incident on a remote island on Prelude Lake early Tuesday morning.
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Man physically removed from courtroom
A man had to be physically removed from a courtroom Friday by two RCMP officers, moments after he was convicted of threatening to kill a police officer and being unlawfully inside a residence.
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Large jury pool expected in Denecho King murder case
The potentially huge jury pool was one of the issues discussed at a court appearance earlier this month for Denecho King, accused in a grisly murder at an apartment complex in December 2014.
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'We are of the land and water'
The first light of dawn lit new steps toward reconciliation Saturday, and again on Wednesday.
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St. Joe's class project gives back
Two St. Joseph School students are paying it forward by donating funds they raised through a class project to support a friend who is living at the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver.
Inuvik Drum: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Nihtat wants to pursue own self-government
Nihtat Gwich'in Council (NGC) has expressed its desire to pursue its own self-g
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Northmart's familiar face retires
A 19-year-old Don Baryluk was curious about indigenous culture and had an eye for the North when he applied to a Hudson Bay Company job opening advertised in the Regina Leader-Post back in 1971.
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Energy show reflects Inuvik economy
Duane Smith, president of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, noted the mood at the opening of the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies conference and tradeshow last week.
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Children sing for elders
Community members, many clad in purple, gathered at Jim Koe Park last week to honour World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Thursday, June 15.
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Resource info campaign makes debut
The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment's new REDI initiative, which stands for Resources and Energy Development Information, took up almost half of the show floor at the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies tradeshow room last week.
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Jackson Christie owns track and field podium
Graduating student and East Three Secondary School valedictorian Jackson Christie came first overall in his age category at the 2017 NWT Track & Field Championships in Hay River earlier this month.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Artist in fight of his life
This year's 48 Hour Music Video Competition was more than just a creative challenge for Andrew Debogorski. It was a demonstration of kindness and generosity from the city's artistic community.
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Homeless employment project gets green light
SideDoor Youth Ministries has been awarded the contract for a new pilot homeless employment program aimed at youth.
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Council approves grants up to $10,000 for sidewalk patios
Downtown businesses can now get up to $10,000 toward installing a sidewalk patio.
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Dominion earnings rise 79 per cent
Dominion Diamond Corporation reported on June 12 that earnings for this fiscal year rose 79 per cent over the same period last year.
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Convicted sex offender awaits punishment
Daniel Gillis will have to wait until at least late July to learn his punishment for a conviction of sexual assault, three counts of assault and a charge of failing to comply with a court order to stay away from the woman he assaulted.
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'There was some culture shock'
A panel of indigenous speakers touring the country to share their stories and words of advice about education made a stop in Yellowknife yesterday.
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Grads prepare for next chapter in life
Sarah Hart remembers meeting a lot of strangers during her first days at St. Patrick High School.
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Indigenous resilience celebrated
This year's Aboriginal Day will link Yellowknife's celebration with other cities across the nation.
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'It's gone too far'
Sarah Ayaruak joined a pretty exclusive club when she was presented with her 25-year service award in education earlier this month in Rankin Inlet.
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Bard to the bone
The young thespians of the John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club brought one of William Shakespeare's most beloved tragedies to life with their production of Romeo and Juliet in Arviat this past week.
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People power
Every angle of the Experiences Canada exchange program that brought together cadets from Port Alberni, B.C., and Naujaat has been explored during the past three months.
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Principal says farewell to MUI
The reality of Jesse Payne's decision has become quite real as he spends his final few days in Rankin Inlet before turning out the lights at Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik (MUI) for the last time and retiring home to the East Coast - and he's OK with that.


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, June 12, 2017

Two nabbed in Behchoko drug busts
Two men are charged and RCMP are looking for a third man after police took part in a series of drug raids in Behchoko on June 3.
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Future of Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation is uncertain in the NWT
The future - or possibly the lack thereof - of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation in the NWT was raised in the legislative assembly on May 31.
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New Wekweeti chief elected
One new and three incumbent chiefs have been elected in the Tlicho region after votes in the region's four communities.
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Another close call for lotto winner
A taxi driver with Reliable Cabs man recently won $5,190.40 in a lottery draw, but for the second time just missed a massive jackpot.
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Overcoming obstacles
Treyson Smith-Gentleman knows what it takes to overcome stage fright.
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Two valedictorians have one message
Jamie Wetrade-Stevenson and Noelene Nitsiza had one message for fellow graduates and students at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School (CJBS) during their valedictory speeches; never give up.
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Zak the Yak fitting into Hay River
The Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) is always looking for animals, crops or cultivation methods that would fit into the climate of the North.
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Another year down on the track
From all accounts, everything went as well as it could have at the NWT Track and Field Championships in Hay River earlier this month.
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Fires destroy housing units
June 13 was a bad day for house fires in the Qikiqtaaluk region, with one house destroyed in Pangnirtung and one duplex destroyed in Pond Inlet.
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GN lacks water supply plan
In his third paper in as many years, published June 12 in the journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research, York University assistant professor Andrew Medeiros says the City of Iqaluit's water supply could dry up by 2024.
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Agnico, KIA pen third deal
The Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) signed yet another Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. June 15, this one for the Whale Tail Project.
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Girls' group home gets fresh start
The Ilagiittugut Centre for Youth, which closed nine months ago when the contract with its provider ended, was renovated at a cost of $350,000 and a new provider will run the eight-bed therapeutic facility beginning this month.
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Gun crime soaring
Is Nunavut a safer place after years of campaigns promoting safe firearms storage and trigger locks?
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A song written with love for life
Music of Life was brought to life in Cambridge Bay earlier this month.
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Penguin cheers erupt in Iglulik
When everyone in a household owns a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey, as Richard Amarualik's family does in Iglulik, that probably qualifies them as hardcore sports fans..
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'Those were the best days'
Father's Day was celebrated on Sunday and the Napayok family was among those grateful for their dad, Jackie..


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