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Team NT keeps the wins coming

March 22, 2018

It’s been a profitable week in the ulu department for Team NT at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

As of press time, the territory’s best and brightest had collected 44 ulus across all sports and there is sure to be more to come. Read More

Mushers in motion this weekend

March 22, 2018

Dogsledders and their canine companions are off to the races today for the 64th annual Canadian Championship Dog Derby – and with the many mushers in motion comes plenty of chances for Yellowknifers to catch the action as it happens. Read More

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Humans do the darnedest things

March 22, 2018

Do you ever listen to the news and wonder about the sanity of humans? Sometimes it looks like humans have gone completely insane and everyone, to one degree or another, is crazy. Except for you and me of course and I do wonder about myself occasionally. Read More

AWG Igloo takes beating from sun

March 21, 2018

A Hay River woman had to battle the elements – specifically unseasonably warm temperatures and sunshine – to preserve an igloo she built as a personal project for the Arctic Winter Games. Read More

Let the games begin!

March 21, 2018

After years of planning, work and anticipation, the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games officially kicked off with flashy opening ceremonies on March 18 in the brand-new recreation centre in Hay River. Read More

TAX TALK: Your trip questions

March 18, 2018

I admit there is much more to taxes than the Northern residents travel deduction. Nonetheless, I often write about this deduction because you keep asking me about it. Here are a sample of the questions. Read More

A MOUNTAIN VIEW: A deeper cultural divide

March 17, 2018

Friends, with reference to an article about former Dene leader, Joachim Bonnetrouge of Fort Providence (“Life after leadership”, News/North Feb. 19), there is indeed a lot of undue weight put on our leaders these days. My father was Chief of Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, for a good quarter century, and as Joachim says, this kind of a position puts the family in a 24/7 type of situation, basically in service to community. Read More

Providing pet care to the Sahtu

March 17, 2018

For 11 years, veterinarians have been coming up to the Sahtu from the University of Calgary to treat local pets, and sharing knowledge is now part of the curriculum. Read More

WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Cece Hodgson McCauley wanted unity

March 17, 2018

I met Cece Hodgson McCauley in the late 1980’s when she was the chief of the Inuvik Dene Band. She was a savvy businesswoman who started the Band because she knew native people could achieve more as one unit than as individuals. She was around 60 … and I thought she was in her forties, because she had so much energy. Eschia! Read More

Aspens in trouble in the North

March 17, 2018

The territorial government has been monitoring a decline in trembling aspens, also known as white poplars, that is currently taking place mostly within the southern Deh Cho region. Read More

‘I did very well, didn’t I?’

March 17, 2018

When Cece Hodgson McCauley wanted something, she got it.

Former NWT senator Nick Sibbeston remembers Hodgson McCauley, who died on March 11 at age 95, as a fearless, spirited and civic-minded leader. Read More

Family events don’t dampen spirits

March 16, 2018

At this time last year, I was backpacking around South America.

I had just met a group of friends and decided to travel to Santiago, Chile, with them to attend the Lollapalooza music festival.

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