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News Headlines: Monday, March 20, 2017
Hero 'just did what he had to do,' says proud dad
A man and his uncle are being hailed as heroes after saving a man's life from a burning house fire in Tuktoyaktuk on March 11.
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Minister defends fisheries strategy
The GNWT is defending its consultation efforts in advance of the Feb. 27 release of a revitalization strategy for the commercial fishery on Great Slave Lake in the face of criticism from many First Nations.
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Behchoko man convicted of sex assaults
A Behchoko man will be sentenced April 13 after being convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter on two occasions several years ago.
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Fire season could be above average
Spring rainfall will determine if the Deh Cho region has an average or above-average forest fire season, says an official.
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Achievement test scores dismal
Students in communities across the territory are falling desperately behind in math and English, according to the latest Alberta Achievement Test (AAT) scores from the NWT.
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$170,000 goes to good causes
More requests for United Way funding were made from outside Yellowknife this year, says the organization.
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Trades course puts Deh Cho youth through their paces
Twenty-three students from the Deh Cho got hands-on training in the trades during a four-day trip to Fort Smith.
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Survey query sparks debate
The legislative assembly wrapped March 10, with the politicians to returning to their seats in late May.
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Grocery shopping in South Slavey
Some grocery stores in the South Slave have joined an effort to promote aboriginal languages.
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Trip of a lifetime
Deninu School students became cultural teachers when a group of Ottawa youth visited Fort Resolution the week of March 13, said Keaden Balsillie, Grade 7.
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