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Headlines: Monday, August 24, 2015

Premier not endorsing brother in election
Premier Bob McLeod said he is not, at least at this point, officially endorsing his brother Micheal McLeod as he runs for the Liberals in the federal election.
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NWT political figures reveal federal election wish list
Political leaders from across the NWT say they are aware the federal election campaign is just heating up but add they would like to hear a little more from the party leaders about what they have planned if they form the next government.
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Review ordered after medical diagnoses not sent to doctors
An external investigation has been ordered after some 1,500 reports from diagnostic images from patients across the NWT did not get to the doctors who ordered them for up to four months after they were requested.
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City considers college expansion to house Canada Winter Games athletes
The legacy of the Canada Winter Games in 2023 could be living accommodations for students and seniors at an expanded Aurora College campus, according to the executive director for the Sport North Federation.
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Merv Hardie moved
Trespassers and vandals have prompted the move of the historic Merv Hardie Ferry a few kilometers up shore from its perch next to the Deh Cho Bridge.
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Federal election candidate profiles
The federal election is still more than two full months away but the campaign for the Oct. 19 vote appears to be heating up.
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Letter sent to minister over Tsiigehtchic election
The fight over the legality of June's election for chief of Tsiigehtchic is continuing with several people signing on to a letter that has been sent to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AANDC) Minister Bernard Valcourt.
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Duo chases down alleged bike thief
Jed Watson had just arrived at Old Town Bikeworks where he works fixing bikes and parked his red Rocky Mountain Metro bicycle in the staff rack Aug. 18. Within 15 minutes, it was gone.
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Paulatuk celebrates 50 years
Virtually every resident of Paulatuk turned out on Aug. 15 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the settlement. Paulatuk Mayor Ray Ruben said it was a tremendous event that began with a jamboree in the afternoon. The celebrants then moved inside for the evening, he added.
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New skills program established for Hay River young people
The Hay River Chamber of Commerce is excited a new program will begin next month at Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre to help get young people prepared for the workforce.
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Kennady raises $4 million
Junior diamond company Kennady Diamonds is doing a lot right now. The company recently raised $4 million, is awaiting results from the Saskatchewan about a bulk sample, having diamonds evaluated in Antwerp, Belgium, and is preparing to release a resource statement about one of its sites later this year.
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Fortune completes restructuring
Fortune Minerals Ltd. has completed its restructuring agreement with Lascaux and its other secured creditors.
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A very special place
Centuries ago, someone made a small seat out of a rock outside a tent in what is now Tuktut Nogait National Park. For Paulatuk resident Ruben Green, getting the chance to sit in that exact same spot hundreds of years later is one of the most wonderful things about the park.
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On Eagle's Wings elevates Fort Simpson youth
Thanks to a resident's connect to a Christian educational organization in the south, volunteers brought a Bible camp to Fort Simpson this summer.
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Green thumb in Gameti
Matla Junior Mantla says working in Gameti's community garden is helping him develop the skills he'll need to have a garden of his own one day.
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