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Don Harrison is general manager of Timberworks Inc. in Fort Resolution. - Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
Forest fire impacts proposed pellet plant

Paul Bickford
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A forest fire along Highway 6 to Fort Resolution has burned trees destined for a proposed wood pellet mill in Enterprise. next Continued

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Inuvik fire fighters work to get a structure fire on Navy Road under control around 8 a.m. July 2. No one was hurt but the property was destroyed.

Fire destroys Inuvik trailer
Two people and their dog are safe following a fire that destroyed a trailer in Inuvik July 2. Fire crews received a call around 7:30 a.m. from neighbours who witnessed smoke billowing from beneath the dwelling and responded immediately. Inuvik Fire Chief Jim Sawkins said the blaze was under control within the hour, but "the trailer was a write off," adding it is believed to have started in a crawlspace on the far side of the home.

American soccer star Lori Lindsey talks to students at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School in Behchoko as part of her visit through SportsUnited late last month.

American soccer star comes North
When you're thinking about women's soccer stars coming North, you would normally think about someone like Christine Sinclair, who has been to Yellowknife before. But there was a new face to grace the North and she's one of the best players south of the border.

Hermann Minderlein, the senior administrative officer with the Hamlet of Enterprise, is leaving the position in mid-July.

Enterprise once again needs senior administrative officer
In a situation that is all too familiar for the community, the Hamlet of Enterprise is searching for a new senior administrative officer (SAO). Hermann Minderlein, the current SAO, has accepted a position in Alberta and will be leaving his position in Enterprise on July 17.

James Wedzin is known best for his work as a painter, but has recently been honing his skills as a sculptor, creating items that reflect the North.

Artist makes rounds across territory
Behchoko artist James Wedzin is busier than ever this month as he works back-to-back events, with the Hay Days festival in Hay River, the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik and a looming art project awaiting him in Yellowknife.

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