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News Headlines: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NWT leads in employment rate
Employment data released last week by Statistics Canada shows the NWT is outpacing the rest of Canada although many of the new jobs are part-time.
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GNWT, union hash out contract
Whether the territorial government intends to remove items from its contract with the Union of Northern Workers that could adversely impact employees is up for debate, although it's unclear what those items may be.
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'Critical' Dominion project receives approval
A project proposed by Dominion Diamond Corp. that would see Ekati's mine life extended by 11 years has received the green light from the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board.
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Yellowknife Dene reviewing Ekati decision
Yellowknives Dene First Nation is reviewing the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board's decision to green light the diamond project that would extend Ekati's mine life.
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$500K winning lottery ticket sold in Yellowknife
Someone is walking around with a half-million dollar winning lottery ticket that was sold in Yellowknife. According to Andrea Marantz, spokesperson for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, a $500,000 winning ticket was sold in Yellowknife for last Friday's MAXMILLIONS draw.
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Family violence program seeks funding
A program that has shown success in curbing family violence has no confirmed funding past the end of the year.
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'Harmonious' development sought
A representative of Friends of Twin Pine Hill called on municipal officials to better involve the public in decisions about development of the area and to uphold its own design standards.
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Fast-food sushi thrives in city
Yellowknife's Japanese tourists are soon going to feel a lot more at home and local patrons will get a better understanding of the culture as one restaurant marks a decade.
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Kimberlite centre teaches future tradespeople
Eighteen-year-old Conlan McKee was busy perfecting his carpentry skills at the Kimberlite Career and Technical Centre on Feb. 2 working on a wine-bottle box at a time when demand for skilled workers is expected to grow.
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Chinese set down roots in city
Relatives of the Liu family questioned their sanity when they announced they were moving to the Arctic ...
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