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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, August 17, 2017
New building, energy for reinvigorated band
The Inuvik Native Band was dormant for a few years, but a new election and new building have the organization energized to work for its membership.
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Greenhouse wins $5K in online contest
It's been a summer of good news and bad news for the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, which has been bouncing between highs of community support to lows of repeated break-and-enters.
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Bias alleged in quashed tender
A local business is upset with the town over a change in plans for work on the Midnight Sun Complex.
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Youth explore body, mind & spirit
Gwich'in Tribal Council vice-president Jordan Peterson hid few skeletons in his closet when he spoke to a gathering of youth for the YOUth Matter conference this week in Inuvik.
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Group seeks to revive family events in town
"That's what we hear a lot – 'Man, there used to be this!'" said Jackie Challis, member of the newly formed Inuvik Community Events Society, which seeks to host and support family-friendly events in town.
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Hard work in Winnipeg
Halfway through the second week of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, Inuvik swimmer Kierra McDonald had already hit a personal best on every race she raced.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Frustration over council cancellations
For the second time in a row, seats sat empty at city council ...
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Silver Range Resources hopes to strike gold near Yk
A Vancouver-based mining exploration company will soon be looking for gold in the Providence Greenstone Belt, 250 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife.
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Aurora College review behind schedule
At least one MLA is expressing disappointment that a foundational review of Aurora College will not be complete by this fall, as originally promised.
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Yellowknife Airport upgrades underway
Changes are on the way to the Yellowknife Airport, but travellers need not fear.
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No one wants city cigarette receptacles
The city is offering businesses the chance to get in on a bulk order of cigarette butt receptacles, but so far, nobody is biting.
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Timmys draws a crowd
Tim Hortons has been open in the downtown Centre Square Mall for less than a week and some retailers are already seeing more people visiting their stores.
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Ice tower proposed for city
Winter is coming, and two Yellowknife climbers want to build a wall ...
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City gets smoky
As the air quality index shows a high level of risk for Yellowknife, the territory's chief public health official urges people to stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise.
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'A new-found sense of independence'
At first glance, Sonali Sivakumar looks like any other volunteer at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg ...
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National inquiry meets with families
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls made a stop in Rankin Inlet this week to visit with Kivalliq families.
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Cycling for safety
Sirens wailed, horns blared and a horde of cyclists hit the streets of Rankin Inlet on the afternoon of Aug. 10 to learn about bike safety.
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Kivalliq firefighters show their skills
One female firefighter from Rankin Inlet has a message for women and girls in similar fields: anything is possible if you train hard and try your best.
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Close games shut out Juggernauts
There was no ultimate victory for softball players from Rankin Inlet who travelled to Winnipeg, Man., for the national slo-pitch championships, but the team came away feeling good.

NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, August 14, 2017

Conference Board report paints grim picture
A new report from the Conference Board of Canada on social outcomes in the territories doesn't paint a beautiful picture of the North.
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Mayor wants more housing
Mayor Brad Mapes is seeing good things and more people in Hay River's future, and is raising a call for more housing.
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Air quality warning issued for Yk region
Smoke from fires south of Great Slave Lake are causing poor air quality and reduced visibility which may pose a health risk in the North Slave region, according to Environment Canada.
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Man who pointed gun at cops gets 18 months
A Deline man was sentenced to 18 months in jail after a dramatic alcohol-fueled, firearm related incident in that community earlier this year.
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Slow going across Deh Cho Bridge
The first major repairs to the $202 million Deh Cho Bridge will continue until the end of October, with traffic reduced at times to one lane.
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Updated act allows for traditional names
Recent changes to the Vital Statistics Act will allow individuals to register a single name on their birth documents, as long as the name is based in their traditional culture.
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Children's centre gets green upgrade
The brown and orange Children First Centre has now added green to its colour palette, or blue depending on your interpretation, with a wall full of solar panels.
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Learning leadership
The top Junior Canadian Rangers from across the North are in Yellowknife until Aug. 19, sharpening their leadership skills and building connections with their peers.
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From Saamba K'e to The Peg
If you were at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg and asked a volunteer a question, they would do their best to answer you.
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Population outpaces growth of Inuktut
A new report from Statistics Canada stating there are more Inuktut speakers now than there were in 2011 might seem like good news - but those numbers are deceptive.
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Climbing crime rate draws concern
Nunavut's crime rate climbed for the second consecutive year in 2016, according to Statistics Canada data released in July.
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Leaders applaud Clyde River ruling
As Nunavut leaders applaud the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in favour of Clyde River and Jerry Natanine July 26, saying Inuit rights to deep consultation have been reaffirmed, the Clyde River Hunter and Trappers Organization is already asserting those rights.
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Grudge against former MLA nets 18 months in jail
The owner of a taxi company in Cape Dorset who sabotaged the business of a former MLA and cabinet minister has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of probation.
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Cultural centre taking shape
The $11-million Kenojuak Cultural Centre & Print Shop is starting to look something like the design drawings.
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Chilling for a good cause
Nineteen dips in chilly water raised more than $2,000 for youth swimming pool programs and equipment at the end of July.
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No limits to Clyde River woman's skills
When Igah Hainnu attended the Nunavut Arts Festival in Iqaluit in early July, she was there to teach how to make goose foot baskets.
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Firefighters head to nationals
Firefighter Andrew Jr. Iqalukjuak of Clyde River was excited to be picked for a second time to compete at the National Aboriginal Firefighter Competition scheduled to take place Aug. 12.

Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, August 11, 2017
Questions mount over bail for sexual assault suspect
Two prominent women's advocates are questioning how a man charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement was released on bail in April, only to be charged with sexually assaulting two more women.
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NWT first in Canada to allow third gender option on birth certificates
Lane MacIntosh is now able to have their birth certificate display a sex that is not male or female, after recent changes to the territory's Vital Statistics Act.
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Families of missing, murdered Indigenous women get support
About a year after the federal government made the commitment, a project to help families of missing and murdered Indigenous women find information about what happened to their loved ones has finally materialized in the NWT.
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Bears descend on Yellowknife
At least four bears have wandered into the city over the past few weeks, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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Pride in bares it all
Get ready to bare it all this weekend. This is the theme for this year's NWT Pride festival, now in its sixth year celebrating sexual and gender diversity.
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Sc Mira to rock Pride Gardens
Winnipeg's Sc Mira is rocking the Pride Garden stage tomorrow as NWT Pride's headlining band. The indie-rock group formed in 2013 when singer-songwriter Sadye Cage met lead guitarist Ty Vega in Winnipeg.
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E-bikes come to Old Town Bikeworks
One Yellowknife resident is hoping others will take the same joy he is in an electric-powered bike.
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