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News Headlines: Monday, January 16, 2017
Murderer awaits sentence
A supreme court justice will wait until April to rule whether a Fort Good Hope youth who sexually assaulted and beat a young mother unrecognizable more than two years ago should be sentenced as an adult for her murder.
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Breaking the silence
Annie Gordon has seen what happens to some Aklavik elders when pension day comes. Relatives not seen in weeks are suddenly on their doorsteps.
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Irked over rental dispute changes
An Enterprise man is objecting to the fact he now has to file claims concerning rental disputes with the NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife, instead of the Territorial Court in Hay River.
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$7.5 million buys entire operation
In mid-December, the territorial government bought the assets of the financially-insolvent Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL). And the $7.5 million spent by the territorial government bought a lot.
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Library of heroes
Jaydon Kakfwi says when he was asked to make a contribution to a new book honouring Dene heroes, he knew exactly who he would choose.
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Ocean at their doorstep
Evidence of the Arctic's changing climate is literally on Sarah Adam's doorstep in Tuktoyaktuk. Over the past 20 years, erosion has drastically reduced Tuktoyaktuk's shoreline and the Arctic Ocean now reaches the back door of her house.
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Feds commit to partly fund road to Whati
The federal government plans to cover 25 per cent of the cost to build an all-season road to Whati through a public-private partnership.
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NWT gets second Tims
A former NHL player helped stick-handle a deal to bring a Tim Hortons franchise to the Salt River First Nation in Fort Smith.
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Tuktoyaktuk man behind bars again
A 33-year-old Tuktoyaktuk man with more than 50 previous convictions is back behind bars after sending an apartment up in flames this summer and threatening to shoot up the RCMP.
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