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Headlines: Monday, November 17, 2014

Hurtful messages blamed
A grieving mother is calling for an end to bullying in Behchoko after her 14-year-old son took his life in Edmonton on Nov. 1.
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Caribou decision delayed
A potentially controversial decision on how to halt the decline of two caribou herds in the NWT has been put off until later this month.
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Caribou hunting banned on Dempster
Fresh porcupine caribou meat won't be on the menu this season for most residents in Inuvik, Fort McPherson and Aklavik.
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Cheque delays plague Fort Good Hope
Elders who rely on federal government cheques to buy groceries and pay bills have been left high and dry in Fort Good Hope.
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Addictions Week in the Northwest Territories
Mobile addictions treatment could be launched this year
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Fully-electric car hits city streets
On the surface, the new electric car to hit the streets looks nearly identical to its four-wheeled counterparts, but its inner workings tell a very different story.
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Dominion puts up the dough
The surety bond negotiated by the territory with Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation is essentially as good as cash.
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Four decades of serving Res
For more than 40 years, Robert Sayine has been serving Fort Resolution and Deninu Ku'e First Nation.
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Most hamlet election candidates set
Nominations closed on Nov. 10 for elections in NWT hamlets. The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) released an initial list of candidates for the elections set for Dec. 8.
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Cultures converge in Lutsel K'e
At first glance, it might not seem like a park ranger working in the sweltering heat of the Australian outback and a conservationist from the icy shores of Great Slave Lake would have much in common.
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Another first for pioneering NWT aboriginal woman
For someone who has broken through her fair share of glass ceilings, Nicole Latour is not one to blow her own horn.
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House arrest for $60,000 fraud
A former Ulukhaktok woman has been sentenced to two years less a day of house arrest after she was convicted of defrauding the community's Olokhaktomiut Hunters and Trappers Committee of more than $60,000.
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Slightly warmer temperatures still expected: climatologist
In terms of our long-range winter forecast, the models for the next three to four months in the NWT are still calling for slightly milder than normal or normal temperatures, according to David Phillips, the weather agency's senior climatologist.
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New scheme proposed to pay for dump
Town council has before it a new proposal that would see the funding model for the landfill changed, with residents charged not through taxes but through a separate bill.
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Sacred or not sacred?
Some people in Fort Resolution are not happy that more development is taking place on Mission Island, which they view as sacred land.
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Another bid for Liberal candidate
Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins has put his hat in the Liberal Party ring.
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De Beers drops big reveal
In an unusual move, Anglo American plc, the 85 per cent owner of De Beers, held an investor seminar recently that went beyond the normally candid disclosure style De Beers has traditionally taken to its diamond mine production.
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Enterprise government on its own
The council of the Hamlet of Enterprise has formally and finally ended a co-management agreement with the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) - but just when that agreement ended was cause for confusion at a council meeting earlier this month.
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Hay Riverites remember
Hay Riverites gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion to mark Remembrance Day, doing their part in this year's flood of support for Canadian troops past and present.
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Lessons on the land
Five students in grades 10 and 12 spent a weekend surviving on the land last month, thanks to a new outdoor education program held at Jean Wetrade Gameti School.
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