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Headlines: Monday, August 18, 2014

GNWT inks funding deals with feds
Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt was in Yellowknife last week to sign two funding agreements with the GNWT.
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'We're into record setting numbers'
The Northwest Territories has set a new record for the amount of forest lost to fires in a single season and a lack of rain means the bar is getting higher by the day.
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Thanks for fighting for us
With the extreme forest fire conditions in the NWT this summer, firefighters from elsewhere have been heading this way to help out.
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Blazes around NWT prompt training
Firefighters in the NWT battling the worst blazes in decades have gotten some more help.
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New fracking regulations for 2015
The GNWT has announced the timeline for its plans to develop new regulations surrounding hydraulic fracturing in the Northwest Territories.
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Setting a baseline for bats
The initial step in what is hoped to be a long-term count of bats in the Fort Smith area recently took place.
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Metis gather to spread culture
Metis from all over the South Slave met in Hay River to celebrate their culture as part of the first annual Metis Cultural Days last week.
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Hamlet opts to run annual Gateway Jamboree festival
The Hamlet of Enterprise will be taking over running the annual Gateway Jamboree music festival in the community.
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Hay River health authority welcomes full-time doctor
There's a new doctor in town, and he's here to stay at least for a year.
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A natural-born talent
Some may think that being a 13-year-old rapper/musician is impressive.
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Hard to grow
The lack of rainfall this summer isnt just contributing to wildfires, its also making the growing season difficult for community gardens.
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From swimming to power tools
Angela Bernarde says she enjoys every minute of her job at the local swimming pool in Tulita.
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