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Elder Margaret Sabourin, centre, and LaDainian Matto, 5, cut the ribbon to the new community arbour in Fort Providence on Aug. 17. Around them, from left, are Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli, Pearl Leishman, Fort Providence Metis Nation President Clifford McLeod, Deh Gah Got'ie First Nation Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge and MP Michael McLeod. - April Hudson/NNSL photo
Arbour unveiled in Fort Providence
New community arbour broken in during afternoon celebration

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. next Read more

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RCMP murky on Cholo follow-up

The Northwest Territories RCMP is refusing to formally confirm whether officers followed up on a tip in their investigation into the homicide of Fort Simpson's Billy Cholo.

First Nation eyes eggs again

K'atlodeeche First Nation is looking to get back into the egg-production business. Peter Groenen, the CEO of the band, described a move toward a new chicken barn on the Hay River Reserve on Aug. 10 during the First Nation's annual general assembly.

Have heart, will share

A new initiative is underway to mark the beginning of the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada, and all it requires is a lot of heart. "I'm just collecting them to see how much support we have here in Inuvik," said Amanda Vittrekwa. "This will be nice, I think it's a good project."

The new guy in charge

The Aboriginal Sports Circle has a new executive director and it's someone who knows the organization and the territory very well. Aaron Wells has been promoted to the Sports Circle's top job after signing his new contract on Aug. 13. Wells replaces Greg Hopf, who served as the executive director from 2007 until his resignation last month to take up a new job in B.C.

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