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News Headlines: Monday, November 16, 2015

Cabinet approves $4.5 million investment in tungsten
Despite being in the middle of an election, cabinet ministers approved up to $4.5 million last week to acquire the mineral rights to a tungsten-rich property known as Mactung, located on the Yukon side of the NWT-Yukon border.
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Residential school survivors confused by rules
A residential schools survivor from Tuktoyaktuk said she feels like she has been victimized again over the way a compensation payout to her has been handled.
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On the land, off the substances
While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovering from alcohol or drug addiction, the territorial government is increasingly supporting programs that take people out of clinical environments and into nature.
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Dehcho Process delved into at forum
If territorial candidates in the Nahendeh riding had any doubt about who they are running to represent, that doubt was wiped clean the evening of Nov. 19.
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Aklavik on edge after homicide on trail
Residents of the Beaufort Delta community of Aklavik are heartbroken and scared following the death of a life-long resident last week who was found badly injured on a snowmobile trail within hamlet limits.
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NWT leaders show off at PWNER
Business leaders, government officials and Indigenous representatives showed off the territory last week while hosting the winter meeting of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region.
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At-risk students pushed toward grad finish line
Around 25 high school dropouts and "at-risk"students with almost enough credits to graduate are getting a little extra push to succeed this year.
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Fort McPherson elder upset with dead caribou left on road
A Fort McPherson elder says that he can't understand why hunters would ever leave a dead or injured caribou anywhere, never mind on the side of the Dempster Highway.
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Fire chief's dedication rewarded
Watching members of the Brantford, Ont. fire department respond to a tragic car accident more than 35 years ago inspired Inuvik's fire chief to become a firefighter.
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Sawmill pioneer dies at 95
A longtime resident of Hay River, Eugene Patterson - an American war hero who became a sawmiller in the North - has passed away.
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Fundraising hits stage in Norman Wells
They're both too young to understand the misery of sharing a marriage bed with a chronic snorer, but the actors in an upcoming play at Mackenzie Mountain School understand comedy.
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Right on track
Dylan Moosenose understands the importance of hard work ...
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Little readers, big book club
The students of Mackenzie Mountain School have something in common: Fudge.
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Halloween carnival teaches new lessons
Learning how to write professional fundraising letters and organizing a community event were just two of the lessons Jean Wetrade Gameti School students learned last month.
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