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Headlines: Monday, September 1, 2014

Rotted pipes cause Franklin tear up
Construction on Franklin Avenue from the fire department to the curling club might seem like a repeat of last year's Northland roadwork, but the city says it's part of the $2.6-million plan to fix corroded sewage pipes under that stretch of Franklin.
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Eight bears shot in Norman Wells
The Norman Wells dump is finally getting an electric fence after eight bears that had been foraging for food there were killed over the course of two days last month.
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Forest firefighters heading home
The number of firefighters in the NWT will be reduced dramatically this week despite about 300 active fires still burning in the territory.
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Premier supports inquiry
Premier Bob McLeod says the territory's high rate of violence against women is the reason he is supporting a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.
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What would an oil spill look like?
Residents of the Beaufort Delta are learning about what could happen if there was an oil rig blowout, tanker crash or pipeline spill off the shore of their communities.
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Google puts park on the map
Soon, anyone with Internet access will be able to take a virtual journey on Google Street View to Tuktut Nogait National Park outside Paulatuk.
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Behchoko roads get long-awaited facelift
In the past few weeks motorists in Behchoko may have noticed that the drive around Rae and Edzo is a lot smoother than it used to be. That is because, for the first time, the roads in the community are now paved.
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Learning the songs of their ancestors
New drumming programs in Behchoko are teaching the next generation about its traditional music, according to Tlicho Government's Behchoko community director, Shauna Zoe.
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Sun power in the Sahtu
One of the most advanced combination solar diesel hybrid power plant projects in Canada, and the only one of its kind in the NWT, is underway in Colville Lake.
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'It's a lifestyle'
Spending the long winters alone in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, catching vicious predators and skinning them for their pelts is not an easy way to make a living.
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Manslaughter suspect's statement to police out
The trial date for the man charged with manslaughter in the 2012 death of Mary Laboucan is scheduled to take place in Hay River on Sept. 2.
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First time discoveries
Archaeologists studying an ancient site outside Sachs Harbour made more than one significant discovery this summer, says one of the project's lead researchers.
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