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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.

Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Self-expression taught through film
When it comes to making movies for Deh Cho students the scarier the plot, the better.
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Fort Liard anglers reel in spring
A spring tradition had Fort Liard residents dropping baited hooks into the waters of Fisherman Lake earlier this month.
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A winter challenge in Fort Simpson
A group of cadets challenged themselves earlier this month in Fort Simpson.
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From Virginia Falls to Greenland
Deh Cho high school, college and university students have the chance to apply for a unique opportunity that will take them from the Nahanni National Park Reserve to Labrador and Greenland.
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Host preps for big event
Jean Marie River is preparing to become the center of the Deh Cho for one week this summer.
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30 years in the making
What started 30 years ago as a story to teach her own children to care for their toys has become a Fort Simpson author's second published book.
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Something's cooking
Inuvik residents are hungry for more food options, and they can smell what Aru Vashisht is cooking.
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Time of year to get growing
It might not entirely look like it, but things are about to get a lot greener in Inuvik.
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Gwich'in Day celebrated
It was a grand day for celebrating the 22nd Gwich'in Day April 22 in Inuvik.
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New unit provides cutting edge care
A new mammography machine at the Inuvik Regional Hospital means medical services are keeping abreast of the times.
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A chance to ski with a legend
It's not often recreational skiers have a chance to ski with a legend.
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A friendly bake-off
These are the kind of people you want to be stuck out on the land with.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, April 23 2014

Fraud scheme lands third suspect in court
For the second time in as many weeks, an impoverished Yellowknifer has been sentenced to pay back thousands of dollars to Money Mart, after two strangers had him cash a fraudulent cheque for them.
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'Equity means everyone should get what they need'
Northern United Place was the setting for an important discussion April 16 regarding the potential demise of public health care in Canada.
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Pot rally for 4/20
The 4/20 pot rally was held without incident on Sunday for the third year in a row, drawing a motley crew of about 20 people.
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Spring ramping up at Overlander
With spring in the air its good time to think about dusting off your summer gear, or just gearing up for outdoor adventure.
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Memories of Yellowknife through friends and photos
The growing popularity of an online group dedicated to sharing moments from Yellowknife's rich and quirky past proves that the ability of a photo to get friends and acquaintances talking about the good ol' times can be priceless.
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No doggie bag yet
A single ticket has yet to be handed out by municipal enforcement officers to dog walkers not carrying poop bags since the city's newest dog bylaw updates were adopted Oct. 28.
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'It's the right career for me'
As an administrative assistant who is passionate about her job, Michelle MacDonald is keen to dispel the myths about her chosen career path.
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Behind the scenes with Birch Spark Creative
Yellowknife's Johanna Tiemessen has a strong track record of putting together well-organized, well-run events in Yellowknife, across the territory and internationally.
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Food packer keeps it local
Business has picked up since Kivalliq Arctic Foods in Rankin Inlet began focusing almost solely on Nunavut with its product line, said the plant's general manager.
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Going to the Xtreme
The 11th annual Bravo Xtreme Challenge cross-country race will he held in Arviat this coming weekend, April 26 and 27.
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Barking in a new direction
The Qimuksiqtiit Dog Mushing Derby will unveil a new approach to encourage more participation in the sport, especially from youth, during the next two weeks in Rankin Inlet.
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Teachers mark milestone
The year 2014 is a noteworthy one for science lovers across the Kivalliq.
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Turbulent end to battle in the Peg
A benchclearing brawl and a disallowed goal ended the hopes of a team comprised mainly of Coral Harbour players at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Hockey Tournament earlier this month.
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Hockey challenge lives up to name
A small group of organizers have taken it upon themselves to hold a tournament in Iqaluit this coming weekend, April 25 to 27, to name a Northern Hockey Challenge (NHC) champion for 2014.

NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, April 21 2014

'Doesn't make sense'
Inuvik Mayor Floyd Roland has a question about money - specifically what's going on with the northern allowance rates which came into effect on April 1 for GNWT employees.
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Chamber takes long view
Of the seven mining projects often cited as being under development in the NWT, only the De Beers Canada/Mountain Province Diamonds Gahcho Kue project is under construction.
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Fracking drills up controversy in Sahtu
People opposed to fracking in the Sahtu are being asked to begin a letter-writing campaign to the Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) in favour of a full environmental assessment for Husky Energy's application to drill and frack four exploratory wells over two years.
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Thicker ice levels cause flood concerns
As spring breakup approaches on Northwest Territories rivers, some communities are already trying to predict how the water will flow and what its impact might be.
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Metis take GNWT back to court over caribou
The North Slave Metis Alliance (NSMA) is taking the GNWT back to court over access to caribou.
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Sitting out in nowhere
It's been said there are strange sights under the northern lights, and one of the strangest in the NWT might be at Beaverlodge Lake...
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Talks continue over Great Slave Park
Negotiations are underway between Parks Canada and the Northwest Territory Metis Nation (NWTMN) for an impact and benefit plan related to the proposed national park reserve on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.
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Court of Appeal upholds Metis rights
Metis Canadians scored a decisive victory April 17 in their ongoing fight for recognition of their aboriginal rights as the Federal Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling giving Metis Canadians rights under the Canadian Constitution.
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Yellowknife nights get greener
The streetlights of Yellowknife are getting greener thanks to a joint project by Northland Utilities and the city.
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A new name in Northern hospitality
Twin Falls Inn is transforming into Lisa's Place. The prominent Enterprise business - currently consisting of a motel, gas bar and convenience store - has a new owner/operator.
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Liquor, drugs seized on winter roads
Police officers patrolling the Mackenzie Valley winter road system have been kept busy through the winter apprehending would-be bootleggers and drug traffickers.
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Tuktoyaktuk celebrates new airport
Residents in Tuktoyaktuk came out to celebrate the official opening of the James Gruben Airport Terminal Building April 11.
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Can french fries keep us warm?
In many cities down south, people go as far as stealing the golden liquid, using it to fuel their cars or heat their greenhouses...
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A look at the past
Dalton Takazo was given an opportunity to hold some of his ancestors' most precious objects during a trip to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre this school year.
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Pride in a job well done
Many people work in the North with the goal of eventually retiring in southern Canada...
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Designer feels seal ban hit
"I've been in business for 14 years in Iqaluit," said Rannva Simonsen, owner of Iqaluit's Rannva Design. "I've never been able to base my business on Nunavut seal skins."
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Cafe planned to employ disabled
An Iqaluit-based society is banking on a community project to help them stay financially healthy despite a recent loss of funding.
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Nunavut isn't prepared ... yet
The territory isn't fully prepared to take on a large-scale emergency but government and organizations are developing solutions, says Nunavut's director of protection services.
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Extra security to keep schools safe
The Government of Nunavut is adding an extra layer of security at schools in Iqaluit and Iglulik in the wake of a growing number of violent incidents at North American educational institutions.
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Mining symposium voices 'cautious optimism'
This year's Nunavut Mining Symposium took place against the backdrop of a territory-wide slump in mineral exploration and deposit appraisal.
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Diverse species and culture awaits
After three years of running rummage sales, catering events and serving at a canteen, Inuksuk High School's Green Club members are headed to the Galapagos Islands.
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Students learn to help others
A small group of students in Kimmirut have taken it upon themselves to lend a hand to people in rural China, more than 9,000 km away.
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No slowing down for Eegeesiak
The next chairperson of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) may not have become the prominent leader she is today if she hadn't heard a speech from the leader of the same organization in the mid-1980s.
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Renewed hope for Ilitturvik University Society
Renewed interest in the creation of a bricks and mortar university in Nunavut has given hope to the Ilitturvik University Society.
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Popping Bubbles hits Kugluktuk
The first step to seeing past depression and anxiety to how wonderful the future could be is getting out of your own bubble.

Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, April 18, 2014

Greenpeace makes amends in the North
Greenpeace has never had an easy relationship with communities in Canada's North, but that is something the environmental organization is hoping to change.
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New sport funding deal for NWT
It's always said sports and recreation are important to the development of a child and, at least for the next couple years, the federal and territorial governments are putting some money where their mouths are on that subject.
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Stan 'The Man' shack faces wrecking ball
The death of the legendary Old Town maverick Stan 'The Man' Larocque is still fresh in the minds of many Yellowknifers, and now the days are numbered for his landmark namesake as well.
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Beach supervision costs revealed
Having a full compliment of lifeguards watching over two territorial beaches in Yellowknife and Hay River would cost the government close to half a million dollars, according to a report published on Wednesday.
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Marijuana cake denied
It's a controversial issue, and while some in Yellowknife steer away from it, for others, marijuana is just icing on the cake.
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The buzz about bees
The sudden collapse of the global honey bee population is more than just buzz - it poses a real threat to food security and human health.
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Worms come marching in
Earthworms are invading and it's no small issue, according to researchers who are concerned with the amount of earthworms showing up in places such as Yellowknife and Inuvik.
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t's not garbage, it's gold
For a city that spends more than half the year frozen, one might wonder if composting is actually possible in Yellowknife.
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21-year-old has 42 convictions
A young man with a lengthy criminal record was sent to jail for a year on Tuesday for a string of offences over the past few months.
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Parents leery of losing school
If there was a singular question on the minds of parents attending a meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of Yellowknife's largest school district, it boiled down to this: what are they going to get in return for giving up a school?
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Bring a chick home this weekend
Yellowknifers have an opportunity to take a chick home this weekend.
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Bye-bye, Old Man Winter
The winter of 2013-14 was the coldest Yellowknifers have experienced in 32 years.

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