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Norman Snowshoe, the acting president of the Gwich'in Tribal Council, spoke at the World Suicide Prevention Rally Sept. 10 of his own troubled past. - Shawn Giilck/NNSL photo
A necessary conversation
Forty walk for suicide prevention in town where nearly half the territory's recent suicides occurred

Shawn Giilck
Northern News Services

Forty Inuvikmiut solemnly marked World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 in a town hit hard by suicide over the last few years.
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Behchoko’s Jacynthia Rabesca is the newest assistant North Slave regional superintendent for the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs.

Up to the challenge
Jacynthia Rabesca is new to her job, but she says she’s learning fast. The assistant North Slave regional superintendent for the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Since then, she’s been helping community governments put the department’s new accountability framework into action. The new framework, called the Accountability Framework for Community Governments, came into effect in 2013.

Rosaleah Drybones, 9, right reads to her little brother Trenton Drybones, 5. Rosaleah recently won a reading competition sponsored by the Tlicho government for reading 108 books last year.

Behchoko bookworm finishes 108 books in a year
With the number of high-tech gadgets that children have to distract themselves these days, it can be hard to find a student content to sit down and read a book. But nine-year-old Rosaleah Drybones is proof that some youngsters would still rather have their eyes glued to the page than the screen.

Iqaluit Coun. Simon Nattaq and Maliina Abelsen, general manager of the 2016 Arctic Winter Games, shake hands on Sept. 10 after both parties signed an agreement for Iqaluit to host bantam boys and junior hockey in the Nunavut capital for the games.

Hockey is on for Arctic Winter Games
It's been well-documented that hockey wouldn't be held in Greenland when the 2016 Arctic Winter Games head to Nuuk, the Greenlandic capital. Iqaluit offered to host hockey and that was finalized on Sept. 10 in Nunavut's capital city. Iqaluit Coun. Simon Nattaq and Maliina Abelsen, general manager of the 2016 Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland, signed off on the deal which will see the capital host the two divisions for the duration of the games.

Surface mining at Dominion Diamond Corporations Misery extension. The Misery extension is already proving profitable, according to the company, and entered into commercial production earlier this month.

Dominion looks strong
Every time you look at a colour digital display, flick the electronic window switch on your vehicle door, or rely on the barely audible whir of a computer hard drive, you contribute to the modern demand for the rare earth metals. By now, most Northerners with an interest in mining development in the NWT are familiar with at least some aspect of the Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL) proposed Nechalacho mine project.

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