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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.


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, December 5, 2016

Undiagnosed cancer
A Northwest Territories man is asking why it took 18 months of repeated health centre and hospital visits before he was finally diagnosed with cancer.
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Cabinet seeks cash
Territorial cabinet ministers were Ottawa late last month with hat in hand seeking funds for energy and infrastructure projects, including highways and an expansion of the Taltson dam.
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Busiest year yet for Deh Cho span
As the Deh Cho Bridge marked the fourth anniversary of its official opening on Nov. 30, the territorial government says it is on track to pay off the $202-million structure by 2046.
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Could cons be tossed off ballots?
Should a person convicted of a serious crime say armed robbery, manslaughter or even murder be allowed to be a candidate for the legislative assembly?
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'We can't exclude any communities and schools'
As the GNWT's junior kindergarten program returns to Fort Providence, the education minister is trying to quell fears it will interfere financially with Aboriginal Head Start.
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Tulita housing board resigns
All members of the Tulita Housing Association's board of directors resigned in protest over the association's poor administration of the community's housing program, said the president of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation.
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Sibbeston's charges stayed
A charge against Wrigley's Daryl Sibbeston of resisting arrest has been stayed in court, according to the RCMP.
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Growls over SPCA fundraiser
A Facebook storm has erupted over a collection of funds a so-called round-up of payments at a grocery store for the Hay River SPCA.
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No timeline to re-open pipeline
Just a few months after Liidlii Kue First Nation warned Enbridge representatives of erosion along the riverbank near the Norman Wells pipeline, the company has shut its pipeline down due to slope stability concerns 10 kilometres east of Fort Simpson.
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Secret Santa gets helper
Secret Santa the annual initiative to ensure needy families in Hay River have Christmas gifts and a seasonal meal is in new hands this year.
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Patterson second on spending list
An Iqaluit barbecue takes Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson to number two on the list of senatorial hospitality expenditures in a quarterly report released on Nov. 30.
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Clyde River awaits Supreme Court call
The final wait begins for Jerry Natanine, the community of Clyde River and lawyer Nader Hasan, who appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa Nov. 30.
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Cause of death still not clear after inquest into infant death
The cause and manner of death of a three-month-old Cape Dorset infant remain undetermined, according to the Nov. 25 verdict of a coroner's jury following a four-day inquest.
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Land use plan hearing coming in March
With $4.8 million from the federal government in its coffers, the Nunavut Planning Commission is in the final stretch, with plans to submit a Nunavut-wide land use plan on the desks of federal ministers of Environment and Indigenous and Northern Affairs in the fall of 2017.
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Shots lead to hamlet-wide lock down
Resolute is recovering from a hamlet lock-down following gun shots that ended in the death of one man.
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Tobacco pilot sees success
Smoking is a big problem in the territory, and getting bigger. While the rest of Canada is slowing down, the rate of Nunavummiut using tobacco is increasing.
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Advance polls opening for two elections
Advance polls to vote for president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) open today, Dec. 5.
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Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik pushes literacy
Books are on Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik's wish list this year. The school is looking to build individual libraries of 1,000 books in each of its classrooms as part of its newly developed literacy action plan.
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Inuit place names recognized
The Department of Culture and Heritage is requesting public feedback on 624 new geographic place names for the Kinngait area, as proposed by the Inuit Heritage Trust.
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All-Inuit shift a hit in Iqaluit
Inuit RCMP officers took to the streets of Iqaluit for a Friday-night shift Nov. 18.


Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, December 2, 2016
Inmate uses fentanyl in jail
An inmate at North Slave Correctional Centre was found under the influence of fentanyl Tuesday evening, corrections officials have confirmed.
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Furanyl fentanyl charges laid
Furanyl fentanyl charges have been laid against 22-year-old Darcy Oake.
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Survey says ... slash spending
Should the city spend $30,000 on truth and reconciliation training for its staff?
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Yellowknife enjoys mild autumn
People in Yellowknife who have been enjoying our relatively mild fall may want to make sure they get outside this weekend, because it is forecast to get much colder next week.
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Youth among 'hidden homeless'
A first-of-its-kind national survey on youth homelessness released earlier this month shines a light on an overlooked demographic in the North, say advocates.
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Business goes to the dogs
Andy and Joey had traumatic childhoods. And they want you to ask about them.
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Crackdown urged for running dogs with vehicles
City staff have been asked by Coun. Julian Morse to examine how a bylaw could be changed to prohibit running dogs alongside vehicles in off-leash areas such as the Sand Pits.
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Yk speedskater still has hope of reaching Canadian Open
Hannah Clark had a much better outing this year at the Canadian Open National Qualifier, which wrapped up Sunday in Chicoutimi, Que.
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NWT Disabilities auction kicks off tonight
The NWT Disabilities Council Benefit Auction is back for another year tonight.
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Mary Brown's coming to roost
You better not pout, you'd better not cry: fried chicken is coming to town.
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Best Santa Claus parade floats named
Diversity and culture came out on top at the Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade this year.
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Singing songs of the season
The holiday season is not just about Christmas and tradition - it's about winter and even the emotions that come along with this time of year.
Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, November 24, 2016

No timeline to re-open Enbridge oil pipeline
Just a few months after Liidlii Kue First Nation warned Enbridge representatives of erosion along the riverbank near the Norman Wells pipeline, the company has shut its pipeline down due to slope stability concerns 10 kilometres east of Fort Simpson.
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GNWT getting its ice work underway
Work on the Liard ice bridge to Fort Simpson and the crossing to Nahanni Butte began Nov. 26.
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Forced landing draws praise
The owner of Wolverine Air is praising the efforts of two pilots who were forced to land 17.5 nautical miles south of Fort Simpson after both engines in the aircraft they were flying failed on Nov. 23.
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Land-claim negotiation talks spreading throughout region
Frustration with the slow movement of the Dehcho Process, the perception that the GNWT has interfered in negotiations and still-fresh pain over the historic treatment of Canada's aboriginal people permeated a meeting on Nov. 22.
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Course fanning the flames of leadership in Fort Liard
As the executive program director for Global Sorority, a documentary filming leadership development with young women in 10 countries, Loretta Cella is used to hearing youth express doubt in their ability to make their communities a better place.
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Fort Liard hits its soccer stride
Nineteen teams of soccer players – approximately 120 kids, by the count of Fort Liard's recreation co-ordinator Sophie Kirby – piled into the hamlet for a rousing weekend of soccer.
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Life-saver awarded
If it wasn't for positive decisions made years ago, Winston Moses wouldn't have been able to share his story at the candlelight vigil that kicked off addictions awareness week.
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Group dance will welcome the sun's return
Community members anticipating the return of the sun to Inuvik in January might consider joining a special dance project that will be performed at the 2017 Inuvik Sunrise Festival.
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Scientist studies Muskrat decline
Two connected research projects are investigating the decline of muskrat populations in the Mackenzie Delta and changes in fish trends.
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'It's going to be amazing'
The 2016 season for the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre's tours in Inuvik will end with a show from the Gryphon Trio and Patricia O'Callaghan Dec. 8 at the igloo church.
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Youth hit the court
Youth packed the East Three Elementary School gym for the first day of the Steve Nash basketball program Nov. 26.


Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MLAs meet in B.C. to talk pensions
A contingent of five MLAs, three territorial government staffers, an ex-MLA and a government law clerk spent the first half of this week talking about MLA pensions while staying at a posh hotel in downtown Vancouver.
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Bigger salaries, pensions for Yk1
Teachers and educational assistants working for Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (Yk1) will see a small salary increase and larger pensions under the terms of a new four-year collective agreement with the Northwest Territories Teachers' Association.
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Dangerous designer drug found in Yk home: police
A powdery crystallized substance found after police executed a search warrant at a Borden Drive home on Saturday has been identified as the drug furanyl fentanyl.
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Task force created to steer opioid response
A task force headed by the territory's top doctor has been created to develop a plan to deal with illicit opioid use and over-prescriptions.
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Yellowknife Community Foundation receives $100,000 donation
The Yellowknife Community Foundation is $100,000 richer thanks to a donation from former Yellowknife mayor and former NWT commissioner John Parker and his wife Helen Parker.
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New path for Yellowknife Access Road
Initial steps have been taken to make a stretch of highway safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
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Being buddies, not bullies
The children were rapt while listening to veteran mixed martial arts instructor Darrel Ouellette talk about bully prevention.
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Diavik lays off 51 workers
Fifty-one people are out of work this week after Diavik Diamond Mine announced layoffs Monday, citing "current market challenges."
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GNWT moves in with society in turmoil
The Department of Justice is stepping in to get programs administered by the John Howard Society of the Northwest Territories back on the rails after the group fired its executive director earlier this month.
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Union: more firefighters urgently needed
The president of the union local representing city firefighters says more members are urgently needed.
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Wolverine trap moved from Willy Mac School
Officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have moved a live trap from the grounds of William McDonald School to the Department of National Defence (DND) compound off Deh Cho Boulevard.
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Brushing up the Rankin runway
Those in charge of maintaining the runway at the Rankin Inlet airport are about to have their lives made considerably easier in the not-too-distant future.
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Can blitzing in Naujaat
Members of the Tuugaalik High School student council in Naujaat weren't about to let a little nasty weather delay their efforts to raise $1,500 and help their community at the same time.
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Finding their voices
With two full meetings under their belt, youths from the Arviat Film Society and John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) working on Canada 150: Voices of Nunavut are totally focused on the task at hand.
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Special day for Rangers
Five members of the Rankin Inlet Patrol of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group were recognized this past week for their years of dedicated service and completing a recent patrol in Rankin.
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Rankin residents ready to ASIST
An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program attracted 26 participants in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.


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