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Headlines: Monday, April 21, 2014

'Doesn't make sense'
Inuvik Mayor Floyd Roland has a question about money - specifically what's going on with the northern allowance rates which came into effect on April 1 for GNWT employees.
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Chamber takes long view
Of the seven mining projects often cited as being under development in the NWT, only the De Beers Canada/Mountain Province Diamonds Gahcho Kue project is under construction.
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Fracking drills up controversy in Sahtu
People opposed to fracking in the Sahtu are being asked to begin a letter-writing campaign to the Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) in favour of a full environmental assessment for Husky Energy's application to drill and frack four exploratory wells over two years.
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Thicker ice levels cause flood concerns
As spring breakup approaches on Northwest Territories rivers, some communities are already trying to predict how the water will flow and what its impact might be.
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Metis take GNWT back to court over caribou
The North Slave Metis Alliance (NSMA) is taking the GNWT back to court over access to caribou.
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Sitting out in nowhere
It's been said there are strange sights under the northern lights, and one of the strangest in the NWT might be at Beaverlodge Lake...
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Talks continue over Great Slave Park
Negotiations are underway between Parks Canada and the Northwest Territory Metis Nation (NWTMN) for an impact and benefit plan related to the proposed national park reserve on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.
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Court of Appeal upholds Metis rights
Metis Canadians scored a decisive victory April 17 in their ongoing fight for recognition of their aboriginal rights as the Federal Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling giving Metis Canadians rights under the Canadian Constitution.
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Yellowknife nights get greener
The streetlights of Yellowknife are getting greener thanks to a joint project by Northland Utilities and the city.
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A new name in Northern hospitality
Twin Falls Inn is transforming into Lisa's Place. The prominent Enterprise business - currently consisting of a motel, gas bar and convenience store - has a new owner/operator.
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Liquor, drugs seized on winter roads
Police officers patrolling the Mackenzie Valley winter road system have been kept busy through the winter apprehending would-be bootleggers and drug traffickers.
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Tuktoyaktuk celebrates new airport
Residents in Tuktoyaktuk came out to celebrate the official opening of the James Gruben Airport Terminal Building April 11.
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Can french fries keep us warm?
In many cities down south, people go as far as stealing the golden liquid, using it to fuel their cars or heat their greenhouses...
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A look at the past
Dalton Takazo was given an opportunity to hold some of his ancestors' most precious objects during a trip to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre this school year.
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Pride in a job well done
Many people work in the North with the goal of eventually retiring in southern Canada...
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