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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, September 30, 2016
Top-level shakeup at city hall
The city's senior administrative officer is taking a demotion to become director of public works and engineering effective Oct. 10.
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RCMP pass out fentanyl antidote
The Mounties have begun distributing a drug to on-duty officers that temporarily reverses the effects of a fentanyl overdose as the death toll from the opioid continues to climb nationally.
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Territorial legislation holds back city: Heyck
The mayor says the city is hamstrung when it comes to moving forward on important legislation because the GNWT has not prioritized updating the Cities, Towns and Villages Act.
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Education ministers sign curriculum
The NWT education minister has signed a five-year licensing agreement with his Alberta counterpart to continue to use Alberta's curriculum guidelines, achievement tests and diploma exams.
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Talks underway on prisoner escort
The Department of Justice and RCMP are in talks to potentially change how prisoners are transported and secured while attending court, documents reveal.
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Vigil held for Faye Grandjambe
Raw emotions were laid bare on a rainy, windy Tuesday night in downtown Yellowknife as people gathered at a vigil where a 30-year-old woman died two years prior.
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Housing First donations pour in
Housing First's new sea can, installed on 50 Street, runneth over with donations after a fundraising push last weekend, but organizers of the event say they're still missing some of the big ticket items.
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Climbing club funding makes draft budget
City council voted Monday night to include a $185,050 request from the Yellowknife Climbing Club in its upcoming 2017 draft budget.
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Filipino food comes to Days Inn
The Mantle opens its doors at the Days Inn and Suites officially on Saturday but the real show starts later when the restaurant starts offering its signature boodle fights every weekend.
Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall hunt fruitful but not without problem
The feet of Wrigley rabbits are turning white, marking the nearness of winter, and freezers are full as band members return from their fall hunt.
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Farmers push back at bylaw
Some residents in Fort Simpson are questioning the wisdom behind a bylaw that would restrict the types of animals people could keep on their residential-zoned properties.
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Trip teaches hands-on trades through training
For students in the Deh Cho with an interest in the trades, a lack of opportunities in their own communities is no longer as big a barrier to pursuing their dreams.
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Fort Simpson business student awarded $1,500 scholarship
A business student from Fort Simpson has become a three-time recipient of Dehcho Regional Helicopters' awards scholarship for aviation support services.
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From student to teacher
Fresh from a week of table tennis in Fort Providence, Deh Gah School graduate Mikaela Vandell is looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
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Archers aim for success
Drawing back the string on a 20-pound bow, a Grade 10 student sights in on the small figure of a squirrel 10 metres away.
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Violence inspires man's message
It took getting punched to realize he had to speak out but one man is now going public with a message of nonviolence in light of a possibly homophobic attack.
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New airport terminal possible
Preliminary plans are underway for the GNWT to replace the Mike Zubko Airport terminal.
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Town seeks conferences
In hopes to fully develop another sustainable, viable industry, the town is looking to promote itself harder as a tourism and conference destination.
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Gwich'in featured in film
Some seven years in development, a movie set in the Beaufort Delta involving Gwich'in culture has finally been finished.
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Community builds ice hockey rink
One day and some community generosity was all it took for a group of parents at Camsell Place to build a ball hockey rink and soon to be ice hockey rink for youth in Inuvik.


Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ombudsman will look into northern tax complaints
A federal ombudsman says her office will be looking at complaints that Northerners claiming Northern resident deductions are disproportionately targeted for audits.
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NWT justice system lags behind most of Canada
The NWT Justice Department is ranked 11 of out 13 of criminal justice systems in all Canadian territories and provinces.
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Contractor pulls out of Gahcho Kue
A contractor at the newly opened Gahcho Kue mine avoided a strike by terminating its contract with De Beers.
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College Nordique sees increased demand
College Nordique is having a Field of Dreams moment. After moving to a bigger space recently, the school's directrice generale Josee Clermont says the fall session classes have become the biggest yet
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Yellowknifers pitch better accessibility
When traveling through a noisy airport, Bill Adkins says one of the best ways the government could help those who are hard of hearing like himself would be to mandate the buildings have a system that broadcasts important announcements to his hearing aid.
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All about tech
Literacy isn't just about reading books, it's about knowing how to navigate a changing world.
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Islamic Centre makes big meat donation
Lynn's Place, Alison McAteer House and Yellowknives Dene First Nation are more than 250 pounds of lamb, beef and chicken richer after a generous meat donation courtesy of the Islamic Centre of Yellowknife.
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IserveU still alive, councillor claims
IserveU, the novel but controversial municipal election platform that promises Yellowknifers a greater say in city council decisions, is still alive although when it will actually be up and running remains a mystery.
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Giving a little back
The Ikurraq Food Bank received a little boost in what it can offer when visiting technology instructor Arnold Villeneuve presented the non-profit organization with more than $200 in preschooler supplies earlier this month in Rankin Inlet.
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Getting in marching gear
Twenty cadets improved their skill sets when they took part in a fall field training exercise in Naujaat earlier this month.
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Bringing back Terry's run
The Terry Fox Run made its way back to Sakku School in Coral Harbour earlier this month.
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Burning bright in Kivalliq
A positive vibe was sent through a number of Kivalliq communities when the performing duo, Twin Flames, took their mental-health-promotion tour across the region earlier this
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Pets get house call
Three staff members from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital were kept busy during their annual pet clinic in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, September 26, 2016

Imperial Oil owes Ottawa millions in cleanup money
A lion's share of the millions of dollars owed on the cleanup deposit for Imperial Oil's oil and gas fields at Norman Wells has yet be paid, according to the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).
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Aboriginal, metis leaders meet with RCMP
More than a week after meeting with acting detachment commander RCMP Cpl. Mark Phillips, and a sergeant out of Yellowknife, local leaders said they are still waiting for a followup from the Mounties.
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'Conditions are different here'
It will not only take a village to end violence against women, according to YWCA executive director Lyda Fuller. It's also going to take a strategy tailored to the North.
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Aboriginal wellness centre's future unknown
The former chair of the Stanton Territorial Health Authority Elders' Advisory Council says he's worried the health department is abandoning plans for an aboriginal wellness centre.
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Hay River Reserve's arena pushed back
An arena will not be built on the Hay River Reserve this year. K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) had been trying to get the money together to build an arena, partly because of the reconstruction project at the rec centre in Hay River.
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Three-plus years in jail for fentanyl supplier
Fentanyl is in the NWT and it's killing people, a Supreme Court judge said as he sentenced a 32-year-old man to more than three years in jail for supplying a local dealer with the drug.
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Gloria Murdock-Smith life's journey leads back to home
A woman who grew up in poverty and a challenging family situation in Hay River has returned more than three decades later to become town manager.
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Fort Smith nurse awarded for excellence
Fort Smith's Julie Lys always knew she would return to the North when she became a nurse.
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LED lights up the Deh Cho
If the Arctic Energy Alliance gets its way, households across the Deh Cho will be lit up in a more energy-efficient way, thanks to the alliance's new LED-swap initiative.
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Students become teachers
Nicole Norman now knows which berries growing in and around Tsiigehtchic are safe to eat, thanks to a special series of on-the-land events at Chief Paul Niditchie School the week of Sept. 1.
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Winds of change arriving
The time has come for Nunavut to join the rest of Canada in efforts to transition toward renewable energy generation.
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Nanisivik fuel facility underway
The installation of two fuel storage tanks is largely underway at the Nanisivik Naval Facility, along with platforms to support piping that will extend from the tanks to the shoreline.
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Crew of 29 catch bowhead
The Pangnirtung Hunters and Trappers Association's bowhead whale hunt last month turned into an epic tale lasting 10 days, office manager Jackie Maniapik recounted last week.
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Speak out on Nutrition North
Nunavummiut have a lot to say about the Nutrition North Program and the chance to do so in person is available this week. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is picking up where it left off with consultations started earlier this year.
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Camp fills gap in literacy
Taloyoak's first Frontier College Summer Literacy Camp helps fill a seasonal gap in public spaces and programming for young children in the community when school is not in session.
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Performing arts still Qaggiavuut priority
Qaggiavuut is on fire, and that energy was crackling at the organization's annual general meeting Sept. 21.
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Elder profiled in society's initiative
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society has selected the late Mary Kilaodluk as the first elder and artist to be showcased in a new initiative.


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