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News Headlines: Monday, February 20, 2017
Northwest Territories fur heads to China
Mackenzie Valley fur flew across the ocean last month, when the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program headed to the 43rd China Fur & Leather Products Fair in Beijing from Jan 12 to 15. This was the fourth year NWT has been represented in the event.
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Slow start to national inquiry prompts action
Amanda Vittrekwa had someone in mind when she was making hearts for the Beaded Hearts campaign in honour of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
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Blaze on reserve kills one
One person died in a house fire on the Hay River Reserve and the Hay River Fire Department says a woman also sustained life-threatening injuries on Feb. 15.
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Electricity costs spark debate
A Yellowknife MLA questioned the confidence of the Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation on Feb. 14 after stated Hay River could soon see lower power
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Snowmobile chase leads to jail time
A Tuktoyaktuk man who led police on drunken wild goose chase on his snowmobile, virtually taunting them to arrest him, has been sentenced to six months in jail.
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Tuk outlines rules for filmmakers
Tuktoyaktuk is now the first hamlet in the Northwest Territories with its own film policy, says the NWT Film Commissioner.
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Educators target tradition with ingenuity
A new program in the Sahtu is uniting traditional skills and contemporary learning to put a fresh spin on education, says the program's lead.
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