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Headlines: Monday, April 14, 2014

Gameti chief charged with meat wastage
The chief of Gameti and two others from the community have been charged with meat wastage following an investigation into the discovery of parts of more than 50 barrenground caribou found around Hottah Lake last spring.
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Homeless man must pay Money Mart $6,800
A homeless man who cashed a fake cheque for strangers who promised to pay him $50 for the job, now has to pay back the entire value of the cheque -- more than $6,800 -- to Money Mart as part of his sentence.
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Impact board finishes round of meetings
The Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) held meetings across the Beaufort Delta to discuss Imperial Oils Beaufort Sea exploration joint venture drilling program.
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Tragedy prompts ban on alcohol
After a young woman's death last month, Fort Good Hope residents are looking at ways to stop the devastation they say alcohol is wreaking on their community.
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Development discussed at AGM
Devolution is a new beginning with no guaranteed outcome was a common theme during two days of keynote presentations in Yellowknife surrounding the annual general meetings for both the NWT and Yellowknife chambers of commerce.
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'A horrible, tragic accident'
Carbon monoxide poisoning from propane lamps caused the deaths of a Hay River couple staying in a rented cabin last October, a coroner's investigation into the incident has found.
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Water, water everywhere
As spring break up approaches on Northwest Territories rivers, some communities are already trying to predict how the water will flow and what its impact might be.
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Climate scientists sound the alarm
On the last day of March, an international report stated the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across all oceans, and things will only get worse if action is not taken to address the problem.
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Liquor seized on way to Fort Liard
Members of the Fort Liard RCMP got something other than an April Fool's joke when they pulled over a vehicle on April 1.
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Wise woman gets big kudos
Patricia Modeste says it was her grandmother who first taught her the importance of giving to others.
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Enterprise appoints new fire chief
Enterprise has a new fire chief - a very young one. Debra Richards, just 22, was appointed to the volunteer position at the April 7 hamlet council meeting.
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A leg up for community
Gilbert Thrasher Jr. is a man with a plan in Paulatuk. As the community's employment officer for the past 14 years, Thrasher Jr. has assisted residents with everything from resume writing to how to apply for employment insurance.
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Religion brings man to the North
Of all the reasons that people choose to live in Fort Smith, Tallis Newkirk might have one of the most unique - religion.
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Healing inside from the outside
On-the-land addictions treatment programming could be available this year to Northwest Territories communities wanting to start projects, says staff with the territory's health department.
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Superman on trial
It's a judge! It's a lawyer! It's ... Superman? That's right folks. The Man of Steel himself was on trial in NWT Supreme Court on Thursday.
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