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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: Friday, April 27, 2017
Leaders share stores at land claims anniversary event
Bobbi Jo Greenland-Morgan, president of the Gwich'in Tribal Council, said Gwich'in are known as caribou people.
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The best of the worst awarded
Gene Jenks proudly held up his "most likely to hit the boards to stop" award during a year-end event for the Inuvik Can't Skate League Friday, April 21.
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'Ready to kill' before regaining pride
"The first day I walked into that residential school is when the anger started," said Sarah Jerome, a Gwich'in elder from Fort McPherson who was taken from her home at the age of seven to attend residential school in Aklavik.
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Girl Guides teach cool confidence
Kendra Bulldog, a brownie in the Inuvik Girl Guides, stayed up until 10 p.m. at the group's sleepover at the Children First Centre last weekend.
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Health fair has fun focus
What it means exactly to promote health and wellness in a one-day fair is difficult to answer.
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Swimming great lengths for funds
Tessa Jenks spent almost two hours swimming from one side of the pool to the other 200 times to raise money for the Mackenzie Muskrat Swim Club.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'I'm still upset about the way they handled it'
A lodge owner who was not warned to flee before a fire destroyed his business remains skeptical the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has learned from the experience
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Residents weigh in on health study
The researcher heading up a human-health study during the remediation of Giant Mine is seeking input from residents this week on the study's design.
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Keeping self-care products safe
Making sure over-the-counter health care products are safe and advertised honestly was the focus of a Health Canada forum last week.
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Food truck owner seeks space
City staff will look at leasing dedicated parking spaces to food trucks on downtown city streets after the idea was raised by a food truck operator.
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Unpaid 911 cash goes to Stanton charity
The Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation is proving to be one of the bigger winners following a lawsuit settlement that saw cellphone provider Bell Mobility pay out more than $1 million after charging customers a fee for a non-existent 911 emergency phone service.
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Green carts go downtown
The city's curbside organics collection program will expand to downtown single-family homes this summer.
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Chase the Ace jackpot grows past $150,000
Chase the Ace is reaching fever pitch as the jackpot for the Yellowknife Fastball League's fundraiser has now reached $157,665.
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More than answering phone calls
If you've ever walked through Sir John Franklin High School, you've likely seen Wendy Malkin and Andrea Pellerin holding down the fort at the front office.
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Back in action
You couldn't have blamed the handful of executive members still remaining at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet if they became their own best customers for the evening.
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Traditional views in Texas
A teacher from Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet is off to San Antonio, Texas, this week, where he will present his views on indigenous teaching to the academics attending the American Educational Research Association conference.
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Arviat preps for fishing derby
The excitement is building for one of Arviat's most popular annual events.
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Hip-hop comes to Naujaat
The halls of Tusarvik Elementary and Tuugaalik High School were rocking to the beat of hip-hop in Naujaat earlier this school semester, when Eugene Baffoe returned to Naujaat.
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Easter egg hunt a big hit in Rankin Inlet
Hundreds of kids had a blast searching for hidden Easter eggs and enjoying hot dogs and other tasty treats on Williamson Lake during the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15.


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

Families weep as killer gets life
Raw emotions were laid bare in a Yellowknife courtroom last week as family of murder victim Charlotte Lafferty listened to a judge's decision that handed her killer a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years.
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Nutrition North's hit or miss performance
As the deadline passes for Nutrition North targets to be met, at least one federal department says it succeeded in its goals for the 2016-17 year.
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Pros and cons of pot
As the federal government moves ahead with plans to legalize marijuana, one youth in Fort Liard says something needs to be done to fizzle out weed culture among teens.
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Family Fun Night promotes literacy and family time
A new learning program is bringing families together in Behchoko, says participant Bessie Gargan.
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$2.3M fed funding for community building
Nearly half of a $2.3-million investment from the federal government will be coming to Behchoko to help the community expand its public works garage.
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Four-year sentence for sex with minor
A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
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Public voices education fears
A public hearing in Hay River on April 12 left little doubt what many people think of the territorial government's plans to make fundamental changes to the education system.
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Yellowknifer shortlisted for space
Capt. Nathalie Sleno's intrigue with space exploration began as a little girl ...
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Mace Tour stops by Gameti, Wekweeti
It wasn't an average school day for students in Gameti and Wekweeti on April 18 ...
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Inuit women will not birth alone
Pregnant Inuit and First Nations women will no longer need to travel alone when leaving their communities to give birth
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Canadian ice areas noted for natural heritage value
Two ice areas in the Canadian Arctic have been recognized as worthwhile international heritage sites in a report released by the UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the U.S. Natural Resources Defense Council earlier in April.
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Nunavut signs on to free trade
The Government of Nunavut - along with the other 12 provinces and territories - signed on to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) April 7.
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Missed deadline costs GN $10K
The Government of Nunavut owes an Arctic Bay woman $9,969.79 after government lawyers missed a filing deadline at the Nunavut Court of Justice.
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Fund honours Kilabuk's legacy
He pushed Iqaluit to build an aquatic centre that everyone could use, and on April 18, the late Jimmy "Flash" Kilabuk's name was attached to a special fund to provide access to the pool for low-income children and their families.
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New shelter building eyed
The Uquutaq men's shelter in Iqaluit will receive $150,000 annually for five years, thanks to the Niksiit Committee's wellness plan, funded with federal money.
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Lack of university 'a national shame'
Jim Nasso is not giving up on a university for Nunavut, despite an independent feasibility study that seemingly put an end to the dream.
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'Strong journalism, hard work' praised
Nunavut News/North was named best in its category at the Ontario Community Newspapers Association's spring convention in Toronto April 7.


Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, April 21, 2017
Homeless plan could cost $147M
A 10-year plan to end homelessness in Yellowknife could cost up to $147.1 million to implement, based on preliminary figures provided to city council Tuesday.
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Businesses hesitant on marijuana sales
Legal marijuana could be on the Canadian market no later than next summer, but Yellowknife businesses aren't gearing to toke up just yet.
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Councillors looking for pot dollars
Several city councillors hope the city can get a share of tax revenue from sales of legal marijuana next year.
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GNWT starts new arsenic testing at Kam Lake
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has begun new water quality testing to measure arsenic levels at Kam Lake this week.
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Proposed path grinds gears
The multi-use path proposed for Franklin Avenue ruffled feathers at municipal services committee on April 10.
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For sale: one flower shop, gently used
After 10 years in business, Rebecca's Flowers is up for sale - but the owners aren't looking to toss the bouquet to just anyone.
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Yellowknifer on national arts board
Local artist Ben Nind said he is honoured and humbled to be nominated as a board member of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada's national public arts funder
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Humpty Dumpty left scrambling
In the end, Humpty Dumpty was responsible for his own fall from the king's wall.
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