NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, July 25, 2016
Income Assistance reinstated for Tuktoyaktuk clients Tuktoyaktuk residents who were cut off the territory's Income Assistance program say their payments were reinstated last week.
Fish plant fuel spill gets cleanup A fuel spill from years ago - described as a "dripper" - is being cleaned up on the grounds of the fish plant in Hay River.
Hikers find newly formed lake on Canol Heritage Trail Hikers on the 11th annual Canol Trail Youth Leadership Hike encountered an unusual obstacle the week of July 11 when a newly formed lake blocked their path.
KFN helping to keep kids active A Summer Culture Day Camp Program is underway for another year at K'atlodeeche First Nation on the Hay River Reserve.
Four NWT communities added to Nutrition North program Wekweeti, Whati, Gameti and Lutsel K'e will now be included in the federal government's Nutrition North Canada program. That was announced July 18 in Inuvik by Carolyn Bennett, the indigenous and northern affairs minister.
Symbol of solidarity sought on sidewalk It looks very likely that Hay River will be getting one of its crosswalks painted in the colours of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBTQ community.
Young Citizens hail from Yellowknife Three Yellowknife students brought their heritage into the spotlight and are featured in the national Young Citizens program of Canada's History.
Officer honoured by community The Hamlet of Kugluktuk recognized the hard work and dedication of Const. Jeremy Johnston this month.
Getting experience in work and life Shannon Green says her job placement as a Northern Youth Abroad participant this summer will help her learn the skills she needs for a career as a professional cook.
Whooping cough outbreak hits Summer day camp is cancelled in Hall Beach until the whooping cough outbreak that has overcome 22 people in that community fades away
Focus turns to finding Terror Tightening the noose around the lost HMS Terror tops the agenda for the Parks Canada search team this year, eight years after the first expedition to find Sir John Franklin's lost ships.
More allegations against former nurse New allegations regarding former Cape Dorset nurse Deborah McKeown have come to light.
Unique performance comes to capital
A unique show performed entirely on a moving bus is coming to Iqaluit ...
Killer released after serving 12 years Expressing extreme remorse, Adrian van Eindhoven has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of Leanne Irkootee, which occurred in Rankin Inlet 12 years ago.
Teacher headed to Rio Olympic Games Jean-Francois Latour, a teacher at Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay, is living his dream and hoping to promote Nunavut as much as possible this summer.
Radio and TV project launched A music festival comes and goes but when the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) staged its 40th anniversary bash, it released something far more lasting - a pilot regional radio project and the inclusion of all Kitikmeot communities in its television network.
Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, July 22, 2016
Weekend getaway turns into harrowing escape from fire The night the Namushka Lodge burned to the ground in a forest fire outside Yellowknife, owner Bryan Chorostkowski says he had mere minutes to warn his family and friends staying at the fishing lodge for the weekend and reach the safety of Harding Lake.
Wildcat operator pleads ignorance on fish source Customers at the Wildcat Cafe who paid $34 for a plate of Great Slave Lake pickerel this summer were actually chowing down on zander from Kazakhstan.
Woman on crusade to help youth with depression One woman is sharing her story about depression one social media platform at a time.
Feds pick facilitator for land claim talks The chief of Ndilo expressed cautious optimism that the appointment by the federal government of a ministerial special representative will help kick-start self-
Family centre will relocate to classrooms The Yellowknife Family Centre will relocate its services for young families to two classroom spaces in Yellowknife Catholic Schools facilities this fall, prompting relief from parents who were concerned it could close.
Fish researcher shares big catch Every avid angler has a tale about the one that got away but one Yellowknife fish biologist's story is about the fish that did not get away.
Police investigate four Folk sex assaults RCMP have confirmed four separate reports of sexual assault at the Folk on the Rocks festival this past weekend.
City gets into spirit of Pride The street in front of city hall became quite a bit brighter late Tuesday night with the appearance of rainbow crosswalks in celebration of Yellowknife's LGBTQ community.
Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, July 21, 2016
New church plans get go-ahead
Village council voted to approve the development permit submitted by Rowe's Construction to build a new Catholic church in Fort Simpson.
Fire hall break-in brings 'despair'
Many in the community feel shaken after the RCMP responded to a reported break and enter at the Fort Simpson fire hall on July 15, said the deputy fire chief.
Year-round produce possible
Earl Browning is hoping to bring fresher produce to the Fort Simpson area.
LKFN audit shows raised revenue
According to the Liidlii Kue First Nation auditor, Paul Teoh, 2016 was a good financial year for the organization.
Dehcho Process makes movement
In a move welcomed by the Dehcho chief negotiator, a ministerial special representative has been named.
FireSmart committee in the works
The hamlet, the Department of Natural Resources and the Northwest Territories Power Corporation are teaming up this summer to protect Fort Simpson from fires.
Young swimmers kick up a splash in their classes
Swimming lessons have started back up at the recreation centre pool and for instructor Michael Gast there is something rewarding in watching the children improve.
Minister backs food production efforts
Inuvik residents had some illustrious company at the table this week for the latest discussion of local food production.
Arts festival off to great start
The latest edition of the Great Northern Arts Festival is underway, and by all accounts, it is a hit.
Dogs seized from residence
Bylaw enforcement officers seized 21 dogs from a residence in the community July 15, stated Jim Sawkins, the town's director of protective services.
Airport Road under construction
Inuvik is getting two major projects of its own among a dozen or so undertakings worth $81 million collectively for the territory.
New tournament scores a hole in one
The numbers have been tallied and the results are in – the Road's End Golf Club is the clear winner of the first annual Northwind Golf Tournament.
Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Federal government apologizes for irregular and missing pay The federal government is offering an apology to the many federal public servants across Canada and in the NWT who have been waiting months to be paid in full for the work they've done.
Thousands come out for Folk Michelle Thomson says her love of music and dance made attending Folk on the Rocks this past weekend come close to a spiritual experience.
Police called about sex assaults at festival At least one sexual assault was reported at the Folk on the Rocks music festival this past weekend that police were called to investigate, according to organizers.
YWCA's GirlSpace looks for new funding Shiri MacPherson says the seven years she has spent attending the YWCA of Yellowknife GirlSpace program has changed her life for the better.
Wildfire destroys Namushka Lodge Everyone was able to escape unharmed but a forest fire has claimed a cherished family fishing lodge on Harding Lake, about 50 kilometres east of Yellowknife.
Review of homelessness recommendations starts Nearly three months after dozens of community members gathered to develop a plan to address homelessness, a report with the recommendations has been released by the NWT Housing Corporation.
Air Force's 440 Squadron changes command It was military pomp and ceremony of the highest order last Friday as a change of command ceremony was held for the Royal Canadian Air Force's 440 Transport Squadron.
Supreme Court sets new guide for trial times A Supreme Court of Canada decision released July 8 sets new guidelines for the right of a person charged with a crime to be tried within a reasonable time.
Arviat arena being expanded Arviatmiut will have more space to exercise and have fun thanks to new federal funding slated for the expansion of the community's sports park.
Rankin council still stalled on curfew The hamlet of Rankin Inlet has planned a special committee meeting to discuss how to deal with youth staying out late at night.
500 litres of gasoline spill into harbour Approximately 500 litres of gasoline leaked into the harbour in Rankin Inlet after a motorboat stuck a refuelling line on July 13.
Operation Nanuk may come to Rankin There is now a 75 per cent chance that Operation Nanuk will be coming to Rankin Inlet next summer, according to the hamlet's SAO, Justin Merritt.
One last trip on the land An elder's retreat in Naujaat took on an even more special meaning for the community after it ended up being the last time well-respected elder Sata Kidlapik would get to be on the land.
Baker Lake Ranger meets Obama A Junior Canadian Ranger from Whale Cove got to shake hands with American President Barack Obama during a recent trip to Ottawa.