NWT News North
Updated every Monday / Distributed in all 33 NWT communities


business pages

NNSL Photo/Graphic

Subscriber pages
Entire content of seven NNSL papers in both Web and PDF formats including the following sections:

 News desk
 Editorials - Letters
 Newspaper PDFs
 Columns - Tenders

Free Features

News Highlights
 Home Page
 NWT portal
 NWT news briefs
 NWT headlines
 NNSL Sports
 NNSL News summaries

Demo pages
Here's a sample of what only subscribers see

Subscribe now
Subscribe to hardcopy or internet editions of NNSL publications

Search NNSL
Search NNSL
Opens Canada North site

Check us out
NNSL Photo/GraphicNot familiar with the paid portion of our website? Try our DEMO SITE to see all the extras available to subscribers.
Home page text size buttonsbigger textsmall textText size Email this articleE-mail this page

Headlines: Monday, July 21, 2014

No quick end in sight to forest fires
Nearly 200 forest fires continued to burn across the NWT last week, taxing the territory's fire resources and its budget.
paragraph divider
Residents help battle blazes
People in Wekweeti had managed to stay calm while a forest fire raged near their community - until night fell on July 12, says the community's foreman.
paragraph divider
Not just a '100-year storm'
Some people point to climate change as one possible reason for this year's spate of forest fires in the NWT.
paragraph divider
'We got the hell out of there'
In his 40 years of fighting forest fires, Fort Smith resident Earl Evans has never had to abandon his post. That all changed on July 14 when he was forced to run away from a raging fire at the side of Highway 3 near Fort Providence.
paragraph divider
Listening to the people
The Tlicho people made their voices heard to their leaders earlier this month.
paragraph divider
Govt grows, businesses close
The NWT business community is being squeezed in the middle, according to the NWT Chamber of Commerce.
paragraph divider
Cash carrier convicted
A man caught with $37,650 cash bundled in stacks of $5,000 and neatly vacuum-packed in plastic bags was handed an 18-month conditional sentence last week for possessing the proceeds of crime.
paragraph divider
Mould shuts down town hall
Town hall shut down last week after white mould was found in the ventilation system, forcing employees to relocate for the foreseeable future.
paragraph divider
Enterprise wants old weigh scale building
The Hamlet of Enterprise is seeking to assume ownership of an old weigh scale building and property, which occupies a prominent site along Highway 1 in the community.
paragraph divider
Inuit conference starts today
Inuvik is poised to grow substantially as the Inuit Circumpolar Council Assembly begins today.
paragraph divider
Inuvik housing prices take a fall
With the indefinitely stalled Mackenzie Valley gas project behind it and proposed petroleum product exploration in the Beaufort Sea well-off in the future, the Beaufort Delta is currently in-between major projects.
paragraph divider
The search for a man who fell into the Mackenzie River at Norman Wells on July 15 continued on Friday, says the community's search and rescue co-ordinator.
paragraph divider
Territory joins in lady bug search
Northwest Territories residents are being asked to help scientists determine why the nine-spotted lady beetle is in decline across Canada.
paragraph divider
Always a positive experience
Brenda Johnson of Fort Smith has been a member of the Canadian Rangers for more than 20 years.
paragraph divider
Carpenter builds boat from dump scraps
As an avid recycler who was born on the coast of Newfoundland, local woodworker Lindy Carpenter has two particularly cherished pastimes: salvaging at the dump and fishing.
paragraph divider
Youth keeps others busy in Sachs Harbour
Dustyn Gully is a jack-of-all trades this summer. The 16-year-old is spending his afternoons as a summer student with the Sachs Harbour recreation department, helping with everything from organizing games for kids to building the community's new play structure.
paragraph divider