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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.

Inuvik Drum: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Children First Centre prepares for challenges
With the introduction of junior kindergarten at East Three School next fall, the Children First Centre is preparing for ways it might have to adapt its programming.
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Lots of buzz around Arctic Energy show
Luckily for her workload, Vicky Grégoire-Tremblay, marketing and tourism manager for the Town of Inuvik, has found a high level of interest in the upcoming second annual Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Tradeshow.
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Targetting Inuvialuit hunting skills
Kevin Floyd could probably talk forever about Inuvialuit qayaqing.
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Gwich'in elder points to handgames issue
The reason some Gwich'in people do not play handgames today is because of the destruction of their culture in the past, says Fort McPherson elder Charlie Snowshoe.
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Racket at squash club
Youth programs, a new league and regular tournaments have the Inuvik Squash Club busy heading into the down season of summer.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ombudsman law 'slow going': MLA
A Yellowknife MLA hopes to see a bill introduced this fall that would establish an ombudsman in the Northwest Territories.
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'Dial-a-dope' scheme gets jail time for student
A 23-year-old man who sold crack cocaine through what the court calls a "dial-a-dope" phone operation has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars.
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Chages laid in fatal crash
A woman is dead and a man is charged with impaired driving causing death after a car crash near Yellowknife Sunday morning.
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NWT paid $115,000 for visitors centre in Yukon
The GNWT paid $115,000 to run a seasonal visitors centre in Dawson City, Yukon last year, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.
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Off-site contamination from Giant Mine worries residents
Residents of Yellowknife and members of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation have concerns about how Giant Mine remediation will affect the safety of their water, food and their own health.
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Letter urges collaboration from leaderMore than a dozen members of the Coalition Against Family Violence penned a letter this month urging the justice minister to reverse course on changes to a healing program for men who have been violent in relationships.
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No one wants A New Day
The Department of Justice says plans are moving forward for A New Day despite the fact no one has come forward with a bid to run it.
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Pigeons take over SPCA
The SPCA was populated by pigeons this past weekend.
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Big plans for Aboriginal Day
There are big plans in store for this year's Aboriginal Day ...
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No beer woes, cheers in Rankin
Mayor Robert Janes was not the least bit surprised when the people of Rankin Inlet voted overwhelmingly in favour of having a beer and wine store in the community during a May 1 plebiscite.
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Romeo and Juliet in Arviat
The John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) Drama Club will be turning to the Bard for its season-ending performance this coming month.
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Pulling all the right strings
An old performing art will be back at the forefront of communication for a special project being launched in Rankin Inlet during the next few months.
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Hazy daze in June
The Rankin Inlet Fire Department and EMS Services will be unveiling another major fundraiser in Rankin later this month when they officially announce Solfest, a two day event combining a gala and community day festival.
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Fishers time to shine
The annual Pike and Trout Fishing Derby was another huge success in Arviat earlier this month, with the winner of the pike category, Kenny Kablutsiak, landing a whopper measuring 114 centimetres.

NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, May 22, 2017

Pipeline hearing now set
The National Energy Board will hold a hearing in August on a request by Enbridge Pipelines Inc. to replace a 2.5 kilometre segment of its pipeline under the Mackenzie River near Fort Simpson.
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Sahtu beneficiaries 'deeply concerned'
Some beneficiaries of the Sahtu Trust have retained lawyers and written a letter to Premier Bob McLeod, the latest development in a conflict that has included allegations of mismanagement of the trust by the board that oversees it.
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No sign of federal carbon price exception for NWT
Premier Bob McLeod continues to hope the territory will get some kind of special consideration when the federal government imposes a national price on carbon emissions next year.
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NAOSH Week observed at conference and workshop
The organizers of a North American Occupational Safety & Health Week event in Hay River obviously practise what they preach.
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Prison for Hay River sex assault
A 38-year-old man who attempted to undo a woman's pants while she slept in her bed in Hay River has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexual assault, with three years of probation to follow his incarceration.
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Charlotte Lafferty's killer's ID revealed
A publication ban has been lifted on the identity of Charlotte Lafferty's killer.
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More flights now for Norman Wells
Canadian North has added two extra days of flights to Norman Wells each week, picking up those lost when First Air dropped the community from its flight route earlier this year.
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Brother shares story of Terry Fox
Hay River received a very personal look last week at the life of Terry Fox.
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Swimmers prepare for Toronto
As the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) approach, the territory's teams are finalizing their rosters.
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Hay River SPCA closes for good
The Hay River SPCA is disbanding and donating any money it has to the territorial branch of the organization - two moves creating heated controversy in the community.
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Hay River remains vigilant even after uneventful breakup
In a repeat of what has become the norm in recent years, the spring breakup of the Hay River turned out to be a non-event.
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National air show coming to most NWT communities this summer
A celebration of Northern aviation is bringing pilots and performers from across the country to tour 97 communities this summer.
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Atlantic walrus risks extinction
The Atlantic walrus is at risk of extinction according to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, which advises the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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Addressing painful memories
In the year 1956, it is estimated, one in seven Inuit contracted tuberculosis and subsequently resided in a sanatorium - about 1,600 in total, yet there are no definitive numbers.
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More Inuit officers needed
The top cop in Nunavut does not think having an Inuit officer on-scene earlier this month in Hall Beach would have prevented an RCMP officer from fatally shooting an armed man.
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One man dead, another arrested
Iqaluit RCMP found an unresponsive male at an Apex residence in the early morning hours of May 19.
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Youth to be research subjects and scientists
It's a win-win situation for students in Cambridge Bay. Not only will they be some of the main subjects of a research study on the effects of climate change on Arctic youth, they will also get the chance to learn skills involved in putting a scientific study together.
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Student collects books in Kugaaruk
A teenager in Kugaaruk has taken it upon herself to start to restock the book supply in the community after the school library was lost in a fire that destroyed the school on Feb. 28.
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Comfort for Kugaaruk kindergartners
When Kugaardjuq teacher Margaret Inaksajak realized that that the school's youngest students had lost their indoor footwear in the Feb. 28 school fire, she got right to work trying to do something about it.
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Gallery honours Annie Pootoogook
Annie Pootoogook's legacy was already safe and secure, but now the Cape Dorset artist will be immortalized by Ottawa's SAW Gallery, which is naming an artist studio after her.
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Performer's career taking off
Kuuri Panika's performance career is taking off, and quickly.

Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, May 19, 2017
Demand growing for after-school programs
Parents of elementary school students hoping to get their children into after-school programs are out of luck, as organizations running the programs scramble to secure more space.
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Minister grilled on open government
The minister responsible for transparency within the territorial government was grilled Wednesday evening during a meeting to gather input on developing an open government policy.
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Stanton suspends lobby policy for homeless
Homeless individuals will no longer be able to seek shelter in the lobby of Stanton Territorial Hospital starting May 21, although health officials say they are working on "next steps" for supporting those people.
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MLAs hear from Yellowknife school boards
Yellowknife MLAs have met with the city's three school boards ahead of a legislative session set to start next week.
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GNWT assesses school's future
J.H. Sissons School, a facility considered most urgently in need of repairs in the territory, will soon undergo a planning study to prepare for possible renovations in the next few years.
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Two helping hands for four-legged pals
Rocky Billotsoton is helping to keep the NWT SPCA spick and span ...
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Man given jail sentence for burning woman
A 48-year-old man who burned a woman's face with a hot knife has been sentenced to 10 months in jail and three years of probation for his crimes.
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Union hopes for speedy fire department changes
The union representing city firefighters is worried that plans to deal with workload and burnout issues will be slow to move forward.
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Stories from an RCMP officer
"Charles Duncan would make a good police officer. He will look good in uniform. He is of average intelligence. He is of above average common sense."
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Quidditch takes off in Yellowknife
The sport of quidditch flew from the pages of Harry Potter and into a high-school gymnasium earlier this month.

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