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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.


Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Golf course proposed at Grace Lake South
Plans for a new golf course got high marks but a city administration proposal for a new high-end residential development on the south side of Grace Lake met a lukewarm reception from city council Monday.
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'We are going to really miss him'
After being told by doctors a little more than a month ago that he didn't have long left to live, renowned Yellowknife artist Francois "T-Bo" Thibault took to Facebook to make an announcement about his health.
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Yellowknife Tours pitches the NWT
Gather Canada's population together, triple it, and pack every member of that group into an airport in China.
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Young entrepreneurs wanted
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) held its inaugural Action Entrepreneurship: Growing Young Enterprise workshop in Yellowknife earlier this week.
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$32,000 to Sissons playground
Come June, students at J.H. Sissons School will have a bigger, better playground.
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Fisheries sentence put on hold
A commercial fisher who pleaded guilty to four Fisheries Act charges in 2012, then appealed the sentence, has been granted a reprieve.
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Teenager mugged near trail, says mom
A 14-year-old boy was allegedly mugged Sunday night on Gitzel Street, near the entrance to the McMahon Frame Lake Trail.
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Yk1 thanks long-term staff
Stories recounting their first days of teaching, jokes about prominent Yellowknifers they once taught and comments on a changing city filled Mildred Hall School on Saturday.
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A slice of Canadiana
Squeals of laughter, flashing blades, red noses and the crack of sticks hitting pucks brings pure Canadiana to life for about six weeks every spring in Rankin Inlet.
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Students march on milestone
Students at Tusarvik School took to the streets to celebrate Nunavut's 15th anniversary this past week.
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Feasting on science
Students from across the Kivalliq descended upon Arviat to take part in the annual Kivalliq Regional Science Fair this past month.
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Racers: start your engines
Noel Kaludjak is heading up a new group of volunteers to run the annual cross-country snowmobile race to unofficially kick-off Pakallak Tyme celebrations in Rankin Inlet.
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Bear essentials not enough
The Rankin Inlet Bears made it to the semifinal of the A Division at the Balsillie Cup old-timers tournament in Yellowknife before bowing out earlier this month.


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, April 14, 2014

Gameti chief charged with meat wastage
The chief of Gameti and two others from the community have been charged with meat wastage following an investigation into the discovery of parts of more than 50 barrenground caribou found around Hottah Lake last spring.
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Homeless man must pay Money Mart $6,800
A homeless man who cashed a fake cheque for strangers who promised to pay him $50 for the job, now has to pay back the entire value of the cheque -- more than $6,800 -- to Money Mart as part of his sentence.
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Impact board finishes round of meetings
The Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) held meetings across the Beaufort Delta to discuss Imperial Oils Beaufort Sea exploration joint venture drilling program.
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Tragedy prompts ban on alcohol
After a young woman's death last month, Fort Good Hope residents are looking at ways to stop the devastation they say alcohol is wreaking on their community.
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Development discussed at AGM
Devolution is a new beginning with no guaranteed outcome was a common theme during two days of keynote presentations in Yellowknife surrounding the annual general meetings for both the NWT and Yellowknife chambers of commerce.
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'A horrible, tragic accident'
Carbon monoxide poisoning from propane lamps caused the deaths of a Hay River couple staying in a rented cabin last October, a coroner's investigation into the incident has found.
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Water, water everywhere
As spring break up approaches on Northwest Territories rivers, some communities are already trying to predict how the water will flow and what its impact might be.
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Climate scientists sound the alarm
On the last day of March, an international report stated the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across all oceans, and things will only get worse if action is not taken to address the problem.
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Liquor seized on way to Fort Liard
Members of the Fort Liard RCMP got something other than an April Fool's joke when they pulled over a vehicle on April 1.
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Wise woman gets big kudos
Patricia Modeste says it was her grandmother who first taught her the importance of giving to others.
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Enterprise appoints new fire chief
Enterprise has a new fire chief - a very young one. Debra Richards, just 22, was appointed to the volunteer position at the April 7 hamlet council meeting.
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A leg up for community
Gilbert Thrasher Jr. is a man with a plan in Paulatuk. As the community's employment officer for the past 14 years, Thrasher Jr. has assisted residents with everything from resume writing to how to apply for employment insurance.
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Religion brings man to the North
Of all the reasons that people choose to live in Fort Smith, Tallis Newkirk might have one of the most unique - religion.
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Healing inside from the outside
On-the-land addictions treatment programming could be available this year to Northwest Territories communities wanting to start projects, says staff with the territory's health department.
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Superman on trial
It's a judge! It's a lawyer! It's ... Superman? That's right folks. The Man of Steel himself was on trial in NWT Supreme Court on Thursday.
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Northern airlines in merger talks
Shareholders of First Air and Canadian North are holding "serious" discussions about a possible merger.
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UPDATED: First Air pilots fired after flight went off course
Two pilots of a First Air passenger flight from Rankin Inlet to Iqaluit March 31 were fired April 10 after an investigation found they failed to follow standard operating procedures.
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Mine and Inuit shake on it
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and Agnico Eagle Mines have a commercial agreement regarding the next stage of mining at the company's gold mind near Baker Lake.
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Fossil uncovers ancient Arctic
After gathering dust for more than two decades, a small fossil of a dinosaur vertebra found on Axel Heiberg Island in 1992 is getting its turn in the spotlight.
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Technology 'puts Inuit in driver's seat'
Come September, students in Arviat will be just a few clicks away from scientists, engineers, and other experts.
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$5 million for university
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has started a building fund for a university in Nunavut by pledging $5 million towards a bricks-and-mortar project.
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Infrastructure boost comes through
Infrastructure development in Nunavut will continue to receive a baseline of stable funding under the federal gas tax fund.
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Jail for repeat child predator
"Be assured, sir, that if you do not change your ways, the door which is now open a crack will indeed be shut and locked and your chance of freedom will be nothing but a dream...
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A lifetime of achievements
James Eetoolook has spent a lifetime promoting human rights and self-reliance for Inuit people.
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Choosing a neat career path
Tusarvik School's guidance counsellor is trying to help a young Grade 9 student begin chasing his blue-collar dream of working with the local housing authority in Repulse Bay.
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First album from the heart
With eyes shielded by dark sunglasses, cap askew, and electric guitar in hand, Abe Eetak is clearly a product of the 21st century, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten the past.
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Newspaper judged best in its class
Nunavut News/North is the proud recipient of three Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) Better Newspapers Competition awards.
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Three-week adventure on skis
After consulting maps and seeking advice from other Qikiqtarjuaq residents, Celine Jaccard went scouting for the perfect ski spot.
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Plan will turn trash into energy
Iqaluit's overflowing landfill has long been a concern but a new city-run pilot program aims to alleviate the problem by putting trash to good use.
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Peter's Expediting takes the big prize
Peter Tapatai makes it a priority to attend the annual Nunavut Mining Symposium, but he got more than he expected this time around.


Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, April 11, 2014

First Air pilots fired after flight went off course
The pilots of a First Air jet flying from Rankin Inlet to Iqaluit March 31 have been fired after it was discovered they deviated off course by hundreds of kilometres.
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Drug raid suspect ready to plead
The only person still in custody after RCMP raided so-called "drug dens" in December indicated Tuesday he's ready to plead guilty to possessing marijuana and property obtained by crime.
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End of support for software
It's the end of an era, so to speak. Or at least, the end of an era of updates.
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Yk1 in need of parents' voices
Parents will get a chance to voice their concerns and opinions on the future of most of Yellowknife's schools.
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Charity checkmate
In order to defeat their opponent a chess player needs to be a cold, calculating strategist. But a group of students at Range Lake North School are proving that being passionate about chess doesn't mean you can't also have a big heart.
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Climbing club holds tight
It's been a little more than a year since the Yellowknife Climbing Club opened its doors on the northernmost public climbing wall in Canada.


Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Next generation weighs in
A group of youth have clearly stated that they want to have a role in Dehcho First Nations (DFN).
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Liquor seized
Members of the Fort Liard RCMP got something other than an April Fool's joke when they pulled over a vehicle April 1.
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Opportunity knocks for Liard duo
Touring a university campus for the first time and participating in a career conference has assured two Fort Liard students that they are on the right educational track.
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Wrigley finds good fit
Pehdzeh Ki First Nation (PKFN) went further afield than normal when looking for a new band manger with the qualifications they wanted.
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Annual trek takes students south
In one evening, Setia Antoine saw the biggest crowd of people she's ever seen in her life and took in her first professional hockey game.
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Early start for young basketball players
Promoting physical activity and basketball to youth were the focused of a three-day camp in Fort Simpson.
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Cadets shoot straight and true
Three hundred air rifle pellets later, five members of the 2860 Royal Canadian Cadet Corps have proven they are a marksmanship force to be reckoned with.
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Man dead in fire at camp
A fire at a bush camp along the Mackenzie River March 30 has claimed the life of an unidentified man.
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'Not welcome' message clear
This was no April's Fool's prank. An electronic sign bearing a message stating "child molesters are not welcome in our town" caused controversy all over Inuvik during the morning of April 1.
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Researcher seeks citizen science
A University of Victoria professor knows the importance of local knowledge when it comes to the Mackenzie Delta.
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Few react to prospect of offshore drilling
Questions were scarce March 30 when the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) held an information session at Ingamo Hall on offshore oil drilling in the Beaufort Sea.
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NWT water in good shape
Water bodies in the NWT, including around the Mackenzie Delta, are in reasonable shape, according to the latest results of community monitoring.
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Ski program draws children
The Inuvik Ski Club is making sure it's likely to have some future members..

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