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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 22, 2017
City proposes 5.3 per cent tax hike
This year's municipal draft budget proposes a tax increase higher than any the director of corporate services Sharolynn Woodward can remember.
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Union says North left out of Canada Post's reinvention
The postal workers union is calling on Canada Post to rethink its role in the North.
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Nick Sibbeston resigns from Senate
After almost two decades is the upper chamber, the long-serving senator for the NWT is resigning from politics.
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Bold vision for Hudson's Bay warehouse
Bold, ambitious plans continue to move forward to house an arts centre in Old Town's historic Hudson's Bay Warehouse.
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Residents shocked by clear-cut
At least one Yellowknife couple is heartbroken after seeing thousands of trees cut down behind Parker Park off Finlayson Drive.
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Travelling exhibition rolls into Yellowknife
A travelling exhibition showcasing Canada's role in international development arrives in Yellowknife next week.
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Liquor board moves toward transparency
The NWT Liquor Licensing Board seems to be becoming more transparent faster than the legislative assembly can keep up with.
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Bouge dreams up a bucket list
From bathing in beer to tipping his toes into a comedy career, Andrew Debogorski is making a bucket list of things he wants to do before his ALS symptoms worsen.
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Fiddlin' twins kick off last year in Yellowknife
Yellowknife twins Annie and Issie Thomas and Sophie and Grace Clark are getting together for their final year as fiddling quartet Double Treble.
Inuvik Drum: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Ground school takes flight
With the popularity of drones taking flight and the rules for flying them constantly evolving, some Inuvik residents are working to sharpen their aviation knowledge.
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U.S. consulate makes stop in Inuvik
One might wonder how a number of American citizens end up far from home in an Arctic community such as Inuvik.
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Healing garden a work of heart
The love and care that went into the creation of an elders' healing garden at the Inuvik Regional Hospital is receiving some recognition.
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East Three Elementary welcomes new principal
Even before Elizabeth McNeil decided to make the move from her hometown of St. John's, N.L. to Inuvik this year, she'd heard nothing but "beautiful" things about the NWT.
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New roof overhead
The Inuvik Transition House Society has been waiting six months for relief from a leaky roof. Now, a local group has stepped up to solve the problem.
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Terry Fox Run races through 37th year
Approximately 50 people including parents pushing strollers, residents with dogs and members of the RCMP laced up for this year's Terry Fox Run on Sept. 17.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

GNWT seeks $1.8 billion for two all-season roads
The Northwest Territories has formally asked Ottawa for about $1.8 billion to help fund the construction of two major roadways that have been on the territory's agenda for years.
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Pot participation positive
If there was one thing Thursday's cannabis legalization meeting in Yellowknife made abundantly clear, it was that the majority of people do not want to see a liquor-store model used to sell legal marijuana in the territory.
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City could take on visitor services
In a move city administrator Sheila Bassi-Kellett calls "triage," administration is presenting a plan to take over visitor services in the city.
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Yellowknife gets ready to take back the night
The Status of Women Council of the NWT wants Yellowknife to get loud.
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GNWT starts moving on hotel tax
After years of lobbying, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is starting to move on legislation that would allow the city to implement a hotel tax.
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Meat donation tops 200 pounds
Nazim Awan calls the Islamic Centre's annual meat donation both a societal and religious duty.
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Big fish in a big pond
In more than three decades fishing the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Michael Briggs has never seen anything like it.
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Habitat for Humanity house gets family
One-year-old Beyla Ouellette-Landry can't wait to move into her new house. Neither can her parents.
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Yellowknife to get taste of oil and vinegar
Yellowknifers will soon be able to try over 40 different types of oils and vinegars in a new tasting room opening Saturday.
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From Yukon to Yellowknife
It was life in the Yukon that inspired Sophie Villeneuve to begin writing songs.
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Biathlon of a different kind
When you think of an event with two different disciplines happening at the Yellowknife Ski Club, you would most likely think biathlon was going on.
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Wind wreaks havoc in Rankin
High winds over two days caused roof damage around Rankin Inlet earlier this month and tore away a large section of the roof from the Nunavut Tunngavik building.
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Aiming to improve their skills
More than 20 Naujaat cadets completed training courses at summer camps in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Cold Lake, Alta., this past summer.
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Battling Mother Nature in Chesterfield Inlet
Mother Nature gave a group of science lovers all they could handle during the annual Kivalliq Science and Culture Camp in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month.
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Fundraiser comes down to the wire
The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont.


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, September 18, 2017

High income, high savings
The Northwest Territories leads the nation in middle-class income, according to indicators in the latest release of results from the 2015 national census.
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Lodge owed $100K: Board
The owners of a fishing lodge on Nonacho Lake - the Carter family of Hay River - have once again not gotten the result they were hoping for from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board.
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Killer McNeely gets federal time
A Fort Good Hope man, convicted of first degree murder in the 2014 death of Charlotte Lafferty, has been ordered to serve his sentence in a federal institution.
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Investigator recovered from Tuk's Toker Point
Vancouver company, Fathom Marine has successfully freed a fuel barge that was grounded near Tuktoyaktuk a year ago.
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Indoor rink can't come soon enough
Hay River Minor Hockey will again turn to floor ball and hopefully some outdoor rinks as it awaits the opening of a new arena in the under-construction recreation centre.
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New principal gets educated
Chief Albert Wright school has a new principal, but he's definitely no stranger to the North.
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Keep calm and steady on
It's six months and counting until the start of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in the South Slave region of the NWT. And there's still plenty of work to do to make sure everything is ready when the curtain rises in March
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Birders spot rare find
A great blue heron recently made an extremely rare appearance in the West Channel area.
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Second time for Tlicho's new grand chief
George Mackenzie, the newly elected Grand Chief of Behchoko, was sworn in Sept. 15. It is Mackenzie's second time being elected grand chief - he was first elected in 2005 when Tlicho self-government
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New Chase the Ace beginning on Friday
Chase the Ace will be returning this Friday. The beneficiary of this fundraiser? The Arctic Winter Games Host Society.
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New beer and wine store yields long line-ups
Long line-ups through the parking lot and onto the street plagued the Iqaluit beer and wine store's first week of operation, but by Saturday one resident had set up shop in the parking lot.
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Failure to hire Inuit may cost $1.28 billion in lost wages
The failure to fully implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement will cost Inuit an estimated $1.28 billion in lost wages from 2017 to 2023
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GN airline policy under review
The Government of Nunavut has chosen German-based Lufthansa Consulting to study options on how to structure medical and duty travel, and that choice of contractor is eliciting a mix of accolades and doubts.
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Beer and wine, check. Next, marijuana
Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak asked whether it will be possible to purchase marijuana at the Iqaluit beer and wine store in the future.
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Getting feet wet with the navy
While some Nunavummiut teenagers slept in during their summer break, Nicole Kununak was regularly out of bed at 4 a.m.
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Assembly showdown kills Bill 37
Bill 37, an Act to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, is no more.
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Election Notebook
Nunavut News/North reached out to the current legislators to see whether they will be running again in next month's territorial election. Here are their responses.
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Widespread support for new law students
The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory's law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family and law professionals.
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Cool weather, snow flurries greet cruise ship voyagers in Cambridge Bay
When a massive cruise ship pulled into Cambridge Bay on Aug. 28, the community had last year's experience to build on.


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