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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.


Weekend Yellowknifer: Friday, August 26, 2016
Lost in the wilderness
Ron Gibeault says he made a mistake after he hit a tree with his Argo ATV near his cabin, close to 100 kilometres east of Yellowknife.
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Accused shooter seeks bail
A man charged in connection with a shooting and high speed chase last year is seeking bail after multiple charges against him and a co-accused were dropped.
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Strong finish to summer tourism season
Despite the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre not receiving as many tourists this summer, the centre's executive director said there is no reason to believe tourism numbers are trending downward.
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Builders show off new hospital
The new Stanton Territorial Hospital is planned to finish on time.
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Camp funding is no small cookie
Local Girl Guides and Brownies are getting their summer camp upgraded to a year-round camp.
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Grace Lake parks discussed
Council passed a motion Monday evening to direct administration to begin consultations on options regarding public access to Grace Lake North, prospective park locations and the overall trail system in Grace Lake North.
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Adventure planner hands over map
Evelyn Nind loves to plan adventures. That's how the owner of Marlin Travel has spent the last 38 years fashioning trips of a lifetime for Northerners.
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One of a Thai to be on TV
One of Yellowknife's own food trucks is being featured in an October episode of Chopped Canada on the Food Network.

Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Salmon swimming for Fort Simpson
Three weeks early and in triple the usual numbers, chum salmon are quickly making their way up the Mackenzie River to Fort Simpson.
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Arbour unveiled in Fort Providence
The capacity of Fort Providence's new community arbour was put to the test on Aug. 17 as community members packed in to celebrate its grand opening.
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Cruise ship gets Dehcho escort on Northwest Passage trip
As the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity embarks on a 32-day voyage along the Northwest Passage, seven First Nations from the Deh Cho already have a stake in the journey.
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Young players hit the ice at Alberta hockey camp
The tail end of summer is still in the air but three youth from Fort Providence are already looking forward to what the winter - and ice - will bring.
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Fort Smith's Stinky Selects win big in Prov
After two full days of slo-pitch in Fort Providence's baseball field, Fort Smith's Stinky Selects climbed over the competition to seize a first-place victory in the hamlet's first tournament in years.
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Mad Trapper Pub steeped in history
The Mad Trapper Pub is almost as old as the town of Inuvik itself.
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New hands at the helm
Two months isn't a very long time, but the wait has certainly been long enough for the newly elected Gwich'in Tribal Council executives.
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Whirlwind tour for Girl Guides
After a whirlwind tour that took them to four European countries, Inuvik's Girl Guides are back home.
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Green shacks are back
It's better late than never for the green shacks of Inuvik.
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Yankees take top slo-pitch title
The Inuvik slo-pitch league's season ended last weekend with the top team having to defeat its rival twice to claim the championship.


Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Minister confirms escape account
Denecho King escaped by scaling a hand railing and climbing onto the roof of the North Slave Correctional Centre, Justice Minister Louis Sebert confirmed Tuesday.
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Two youth 'walked away' from jail
Two of the three youth inmates at the North Slave Young Offender Facility "walked away" sometime Friday morning, according to RCMP and justice department officials.
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No definite tenant for former Coyote's Steakhouse
The owners of a building on Range Lake Road that formerly housed Coyote's Steakhouse & Lounge have yet to secure a new tenant but say they hope to have a business in the location by the end of the year.
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No sign of Syrian refugee family
Early this year, a group of residents were busy raising money and filing the paperwork to bring a Syrian refugee family to Yellowknife. Eight months later, the family still has not arrived.
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Jury rejects self-defence claim in knife attack
An NWT Supreme Court jury has rejected a suspected gang member's claim of self defence after stabbing a man 14 times during a fight outside a bar.
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Council demands return of benches
Two downtown benches that were removed by the city staff last week are being returned after city council voted their removal worked against their goal of revitalizing the area.
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Guilty plea in 2015 Ndilo death
The common-law wife of Archie Paulette, charged with second degree murder after his death in Ndilo last year, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in court on Monday.
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Akeem talks bronze
Olympic sprinter Akeem Haynes showed trademark Canadian modesty when talking about the 4x100 metre relay Friday, even though he was part of the team that obliterated a 20-year-old Canadian record and ended up taking home a bronze medal from the Rio Olympics.
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Fire destroys RV along Highway 3
The cause of an RV fire along Highway 3 early Friday morning will likely remain undetermined.
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Thief seeks extra slice
Police report there was a pizza caper Friday evening downtown, resulting in one man being charged and a woman being sought.
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Early morning terror
The early morning hours of July 30 had a nasty surprise in store for the Sharp family in Rankin Inlet. Pelagie Sharp and her four children were in bed for the night when a truck slammed into the side of their home at 2 a.m.
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Open lines of communication
Staff members at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) took to the land for a day of getting to know each other better and planning for the year ahead in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month.
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Time to party in Baker
The community of Baker Lake is revving up for a rollicking good time with the second annual Festival by the Lake set to get underway this week.
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Stepping stone to success
A community feast was held at the Rankin Inlet community centre this past week to celebrate the accomplishments of the 11 participants who will officially graduate from the Niqitsialiurniq program on Aug. 31.
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Kicking up interest
The outdoor soccer field will be alive with activity in Rankin Inlet this week.


NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, August 22, 2016

Stroke dismissed as drunkenness
An indigenous rights activist and childhood schoolmate of Hugh Papik says his death should be investigated as a homicide.
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Reserve takes aim at drug dealers
The membership of K'atlodeeche First Nation has had enough of drug dealing on the Hay River Reserve.
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First Nation eyes eggs again
K'atlodeeche First Nation is looking to get back into the egg-production business.
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NWTSPCA needs help
With the NWT SPCA approaching the capacity of how many animals it can take, the organization has turned to crowd funding to help manage the costs.
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Hay River SPCA in dogfight with town over animal shelter
The Hay River SPCA and the Town of Hay River are headed towards a not-so-amicable divorce.
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NWT employment rate highest since 2013
The Northwest Territories employment rate in July rose 0.7 per cent, meaning that 23,100 people were employed in the territories last month.
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What's in a name?
More than two dozen youth, elders and instructors from across the Deh Cho gathered at Ekali Lake near Jean Marie River the afternoon of Aug. 8 for the first day of the Dehcho K'ehodi Youth Camp.
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A friendly face in Fort Resolution
Kyle King is the first person you meet with you walk into the Hamlet of Fort Resolution office this summer, a role he takes seriously.
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Arctic Sunrise joins seismic battle
The case won't be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada until Nov. 30, but activists and community members last week in Clyde River were drawing attention to their fight against seismic blasting along the Arctic coast.
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Greenpeace an unlikely ally for Inuit
No one was more surprised that Clyde River is working with Greenpeace than Jerry Natanine, former mayor.
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Defence review highlights Arctic sovereignty
Nunavummiut chimed in on Canada's new defence policy last month when Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson hosted a round table discussion in Iqaluit before making a formal submission to a Defence Policy review on July 29.
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Cruise ship en route to Nunavut
The 820-foot, 68,000-tonne, 13-deck luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity embarked on its epic 32-day voyage through the Northwest Passage from a port in Alaska last week with all permits and licences in place, except the OK from the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB).
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Deadline looms for job training
A new round the Getting Ready for Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) kicks off in five Nunavut communities on Sept. 12.
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Top awards won by Nunavut firefighters
Four Nunavut firefighters were presented with awards for exemplary service on Aug. 5
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Tour of new airport terminal
Government of Nunavut project manager Barry Reimer took the press on a tour of the $300-million Iqaluit International Airport project Aug. 16
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Language gets boost
Nunavut Arctic College is offering a certificate course in aboriginal language revitalization for the second year in row.
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Carver on a path to healing
Johnny Aupilardjuk puts down his dremmel and holds two pieces of inushuk-shaped stone up to the fading daylight ...
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Dozens of artists headed to Nunavut Arts Festival
The 15th annual Nunavut Arts Festival arrives in Cambridge Bay this week, bringing together artists from across the territory.
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Students head to Bay Street
Five Iqaluit high schoolers are taking Bay Street by storm, chosen as this year's participants in Bay Street Bootcamp, a five-day summer course in Toronto.


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