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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, July 27, 2017
Town hopes to tie tourism to Yukon
Inuvik may be part of the Northwest Territories, but in many ways - most notably tourism - it's more closely tied to Yukon.
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Centre a safe place for kids
Faith Raymond and Kenny Stewart remember the reputation the Inuvik Youth Centre had when they were growing up in town.
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Climate change could slowly alter local landscape
Though it's a long process with many complicating factors, if the climate were to continue changing in accordance with recent trends, that could mean some significant landscape changes up and down the Mackenzie Valley.
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Residential school workshops open eyes
For Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, president of the Gwich'in Tribal Council, education on the history of residential schools ties to all aspects of her role.
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McLeod in the middle of satellite debate
Planet Labs missed its second chance to track satellites from its Inuvik station during its mid-July launch.
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Medals galore for Beaufort athletes
The Beaufort Delta contingent of athletes in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games got Team NWT off to a hot start.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

No shirt, no shoes and no toddlers
Twist & Shout owner Jason Perrino would really like to stop turning away business
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He says thanks to Twist's Class A Liquor licence, he regularly turns parents, and their strollers, away from his restaurant
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Business owners want visitor's centre shop out of airport
A group of gallery owners who say the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre undercut their business by selling merchandise now want the association behind the centre to stop selling goods at the Yellowknife Airport
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Indigenous health gets boost
A new Indigenous-based health-care research project is taking root in the NWT
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'It's a positive movement'
Itoah Scott-Enns patiently explains how to say the words "sing to me" in Tlicho as her daughter's blond ponytail bounces in and out of the frame
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Fine, driving prohibition for man who hit tourists
A Yellowknife man has been fined $1,500 and is prohibited from driving for two years after a crash last summer that sent two Japanese tourists to hospital with serious injuries
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Committed to drag racing
Jeff Pitre is not one to brag about his achievements as the reigning Western champion and sole motorcycle drag racer from the Northwest Territories
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'I will accept it for all the women'
When tattoo artist Hovak Johnston was in Ottawa to accept a Meritorious Service medal from the Governor General last month, she said she wasn't thinking about the achievement
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Man charged in stabbing
A Fort Resolution man has been charged with aggravated assault after a stabbing downtown Thursday night
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Bike park starts spinning
The organizers of the Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club are confident if they build it, they will come
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Music workshop takes Folk stage
Young people from SideDoor Youth Ministries had the opportunity to sing a song with Toronto musician Justin Nozuka on stage at Folk on the Rocks this year
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Regulatory body approves Kitikmeot gold project
Construction could begin on the Back River gold mine by next summer if the federal government approves the project, which now has the Nunavut Impact Review Board's backing
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Boat launch boggle
A weekend of congestion at the Itivia boat launch has prompted an explanation from Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. , the company that runs the Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet
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North Arrow drills for diamonds
A $3.2-million mining exploration project is bringing the promise of employment to nearly a dozen people in Naujaat
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Fire department steps up for food bank
Rankin Inlet's food bank received a boost this month thanks to a donation from the local fire department
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Serious science sweeps Kivalliq
A dollop of dentistry, a medley of math and a sprinkling of science added up to a whole lot of fun for children and youth in the Kivalliq region this summer


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, July 24, 2017

Pilot recounts harrowing tale of survival after flip
Dave Olesen is an experienced pilot and has many years of adventures out on the land ...
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Three safe after engine fails near Tulita
A military search and rescue exercise in the Sahtu last weekend was quickly overshadowed by a real-life emergency when a small Cessna aircraft nearly crashed outside Tulita on July 16.
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Canol cleanup starts at home, says former MLA
Let the Sahtu people clean up the Canol Heritage Trail, says a former Sahtu MLA and a founder of the Canol Trail Youth Leadership Hike.
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Rotary pleased with first shot at running Hay Days festival
The Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise can now look back at its first time organizing the Hay Days Music, Arts and Culture Festival.
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Date set for Jr K school renos in Hay River
After the education council raised the alarm over renovations that wouldn't be finished by the start of school, the department is changing its completion date to the end of September from the beginning.
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Senator says carbon pricing deadline is unrealistic
Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson says the territory does not have the time to have a new carbon pricing regime in place by 2018, as the federal government has dictated it must.
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Iqaluit restaurant and pub running out of time
The days are now numbered for the Waters' Edge Seafood and Steakhouse and the Kickin' Caribou Pub in the Hotel Arctic.
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Ice safety device finds footing
The team testing an ice thickness monitoring device has grown, funding is flowing in and the goal remains to distribute the safety technology to Nunavut communities.
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Bacteria forces boil water advisories
A familiar time of year has arrived for many Nunavut communities: as summer sweeps in, so do the boil water advisories.
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Songwriter encourages others to follow her lead
As the call goes out for this year's Qilaut songwriting competition, last year's winner is encouraging aspiring lyricists and singer-songwriters to enter, saying that winning the prize has changed her life for the better.
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Air shows grounded
The Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour is thousands of kilometres and $1 million away from completing its schedule.
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Franklin ceremony planned
Gjoa Haven is gearing up for a September celebration honouring the discovery of the Franklin expedition ships the Erebus and Terror.
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Tukisigiarvik Centre in limbo
The sky is not falling and it remains business as usual for Iqaluit's Tukisigiarvik Centre despite uncertainty surrounding its future, according to executive director David Wilman.


Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, July 21, 2017
MLAs seek fix for high power rates
"We talk about the cost of living being a priority of this government and yet we do very little about it ..."
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Chief coroner urges changes following suicide
Report on the death of Timothy Henderson pushes for better co-ordination between health authorities
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Three rescued after two floatplane mishaps
Three people were rescued after two float plane incidents Tuesday night near Lutsel K'e.
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'Small town' that ran Snap Lake mine up for sale
De Beers Canada is throwing one heck of a garage sale and everyone's invited.
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A New Day steams ahead
Nearly a month after the John Howard Society was awarded the contract to operate A New Day, the Department of Justice says the program is running like clockwork.
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Birchwood hits the street
The first chairs hit the new patio at Birchwood Coffee Ko on Tuesday.
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Folk sees rise in ticket sales, attendance
Folk on the Rocks was a hit this year, according to festival president Ryan Fequet.
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