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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, October 18, 2017

Safe ride hours cut as shelters fill up
The safe ride outreach van cut its hours on Yellowknife streets because there is nowhere to take men in need after 11 p.m.
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MLA gives notice to oust Sebert
Justice Minister Louis Sebert is on the chopping block after an MLA gave notice in the legislative assembly that he will introduce a motion on Thursday to remove him from cabinet.
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Arsenic could be encased in glass
If arsenic trioxide dust were ever to be removed from underneath Giant Mine, the most promising way to store it could be encasing it in glass.
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'Drug kingpin' gets no extra time
A Yellowknife man, sentenced last Thursday to nine years in prison for drug trafficking, will not have to serve any more time after being convicted of several other, less serious drug-related offences.
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Borden Road to get paved, multi-use path
The city approved Tuesday the creation of a multi-use path on Borden Road from Old Airport Road to Jason Court.
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Multi-sport fields go up at schools
Commuters who have driven past Mildred Hall in the past couple of weeks will probably have noticed a new field in the playground area.
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Man denied bail in sex assault case
A houseboat bed and breakfast operator has been denied bail pending an appeal of his conviction in May for sexual assault.
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Downtown gets turn on compost
Single-family homes in the downtown core will get curbside compost collection this month.
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Coat drive keeps kids warm
With the snow looking like it's here to stay, Yellowknifers are starting to bundle up to stay warm outside.
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Banners fly up the highway
We are now officially into volleyball season at the scholastic level and this past weekend was a good one for the city's high schools.
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Going alternative in Arviat
While bad weather and poor scheduling combined to make this year's Kivalliq mayor meetings a non-event, Arviat Mayor Bob Leonard is excited about the direction his community is taking.
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Naujaat classroom heads outdoors
Two groups of students from Tuugaalik High School sailed out on a boat trip with their teachers in Naujaat.
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Disposing of the pain together
The second annual Embrace Life celebrations at Tuugaalik High School this past month were emotional, meaningful and, at times, deeply personal. The event opened lines of communication and built strength amongst the student body in Naujaat.


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, October 16, 2017

Inmates start letter writing campaign
As many as 80 inmates, more than half the men in custody at the North Slave Correctional Complex have put pen to paper writing open letters to MLAs and the minister of justice.
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Farm group faces funding roadblock
Jackie Milne is not happy with funding guidelines for agricultural training by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.
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Culture camp a walk away
Students in Hay River now don't have far to go for a culture camp. It's just a short walk away at the back of Harry Camsell School.
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First Air gets a makeover
After 71 years in business, First Air has retired its multi-coloured sun logo and replaced it with a grey inuksuk graphic over a red background.
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Bigotry in the big city
Kyra Harris almost moved back home after she was harassed online and her car was vandalized - both racially motivated - during her first few weeks in Edmonton.
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Sacrifice remembered
Ten years later, the memory of Const. Christopher Worden remains as strong as ever in Hay River, where he fell in the line of duty in 2007.
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Feds join TB fight
Eliminating the extreme and disproportionate rate of tuberculosis among Inuit in Canada is the goal of a new task force announced in early October by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.
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Kugluktuk aims to care for its own
The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is ready to build and staff a 24-bed continuing care centre, if the Department of Health will sign a service agreement to use the facility.
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Worries over Russian rocket debris
A Russian rocket launch is raising red flags in Nunavut, where the debris is set to land in the Pikialasorsuaq, or North Water Polynya, in Baffin Bay between Ellesmere Island, Devon Island, and Greenland.
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Marine rescue station site to be chosen
The Canadian Coast Guard will reveal the site of its first Arctic in-shore marine rescue station within weeks, says Peter Garapick, its superintendent of Arctic search and rescue.
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Fight for Amittuq riding heats up
There's a movement in Hall Beach to get the next Amittuq MLA elected from that community, and Hall Beach Mayor Peter Siakuluk is on board.
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Working to help entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn how to handle the essentials of operating a small business or non-profit as the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce makes its first foray into Small Business Week.
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A heavy-duty career
Darren Ihumatak doesn't hesitate to upgrade his skills when a chance presents itself.
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Who's running where in the Nunavut election
Nunavut News runs through the roster of candidates competing for seats in the October 30 territorial election.


Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, October 13, 2017
'Drug kingpin' jailed nine years
A Yellowknife man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he pleaded guilty to being what the prosecutor described as the kingpin of a sophisticated illegal drug ring in the city.
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Union contemplates strike
A strike vote is underway among NWT Power Corp. employees represented by the Union of Northern Workers, as negotiations for a new collective agreement remains deadlocked nearly three years after the last one expired.
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Legal weed does not mean pot for all
Although there are still many unresolved issues in the NWT surrounding the legalization of marijuana, Bill Blair wants to make one thing perfectly clear - the Trudeau government is not advocating or promoting the use of recreational marijuana.
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Defence drops police misconduct claim
A lawyer representing a man who suffered two fractured ribs after an RCMP officer struck him with his knee while in jail has withdrawn an allegation of police misconduct.
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Artists 'come out of the closet'
Rosalind Mercredi continues to marvel at the amount of creativity that can fit onto a six-by-six inch canvas.
Inuvik Drum: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Story of regret for silence
Jerry Lennie missed the chance to intervene when a relative was being abused, and it still burns in his mind.
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On the right track
A program like Northern Youth Abroad may at first seem like an opportunity only for those who excel in class or are already on a solid track, but organizers especially encourage youth who may be struggling a bit more to apply.
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Behind closed doors
Ruth Goose remembers that bruises, black eyes and swollen lips were a much more common sight in public years ago.
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Lost bird makes for historic sighting
A quiet Monday morning down by the boat launch turned into a monumental rush for avid birder Ray Suchodolski.
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Mix of media
The second show of the 2017 Northern Arts and Cultural Centre season in Inuvik brings homegrown talent to the Midnight Sun Complex.
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More than 100 kids hit the ice
A swelling cohort of new hockey players has the Inuvik Minor Hockey Association buzzing this season.

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