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News Headlines: Monday, December 5, 2016

Undiagnosed cancer
A Northwest Territories man is asking why it took 18 months of repeated health centre and hospital visits before he was finally diagnosed with cancer.
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Cabinet seeks cash
Territorial cabinet ministers were Ottawa late last month with hat in hand seeking funds for energy and infrastructure projects, including highways and an expansion of the Taltson dam.
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Busiest year yet for Deh Cho span
As the Deh Cho Bridge marked the fourth anniversary of its official opening on Nov. 30, the territorial government says it is on track to pay off the $202-million structure by 2046.
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Could cons be tossed off ballots?
Should a person convicted of a serious crime say armed robbery, manslaughter or even murder be allowed to be a candidate for the legislative assembly?
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'We can't exclude any communities and schools'
As the GNWT's junior kindergarten program returns to Fort Providence, the education minister is trying to quell fears it will interfere financially with Aboriginal Head Start.
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Tulita housing board resigns
All members of the Tulita Housing Association's board of directors resigned in protest over the association's poor administration of the community's housing program, said the president of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation.
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Sibbeston's charges stayed
A charge against Wrigley's Daryl Sibbeston of resisting arrest has been stayed in court, according to the RCMP.
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Growls over SPCA fundraiser
A Facebook storm has erupted over a collection of funds a so-called round-up of payments at a grocery store for the Hay River SPCA.
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No timeline to re-open pipeline
Just a few months after Liidlii Kue First Nation warned Enbridge representatives of erosion along the riverbank near the Norman Wells pipeline, the company has shut its pipeline down due to slope stability concerns 10 kilometres east of Fort Simpson.
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Secret Santa gets helper
Secret Santa the annual initiative to ensure needy families in Hay River have Christmas gifts and a seasonal meal is in new hands this year.
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