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Headlines: Monday, January 26, 2015

'We haven't really earned our spurs'
Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger's three-year commitment to hold budget consultations has come to an end.
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No charges against Fort Res RCMP after external review
There will be no criminal charges laid against any RCMP member in Fort Resolution and the family is not talking after an alleged assault against an elder last September.
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Housing authority workers have two weeks to call strike
Unionized workers at the Fort Smith Housing Authority have been in a legal strike position since Jan. 13, however no walkout has yet taken place and no strike date has been set as of last week.
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UPDATE: MLA demands action on hospital violence
In light of a recent violent incident at Stanton Territorial Hospital, the territorial government has convened a working group to re-evaluate territory-wide hospital security policies.
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Turbulent days for Northern aviation
Canadian North and First Air are both facing industry-wide economic challenges and developing different strategies to deal with them.
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Communities benefit from grants
A resource for basic food supplies for the needy in Hay River was forced to temporarily close its doors in July until donors stepped up.
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Stronger together, in light of funding shortfalls from the GNWT
Simon Taylor said the Yk1 board and his own Catholic school haven't always got along.
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Big liquor busts in Fort Good Hope
RCMP in Fort Good Hope seized liquor, cash and marijuana in two separate searches last week.
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Fort Smith doing its part to save Bathurst caribou
Fort Smith hunters have done their part to help save the Bathurst caribou herd, which has experienced plunging numbers over recent decades.
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Ground breaks on Mackenzie fibre line
More than 30 local and territorial politicians, aboriginal leaders and business representatives from Ottawa and as far away as Texas donned hard hats and safety gear to see ground break on the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Line.
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Pellissey's reinstatement bid dismissed
A federal court judge has dismissed Sharon Pellissey's application to be reinstated as chief of Pehdzeh Ki First Nation.
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'Tlicho mafia' man gets nine months in jail
A Behchoko man who told police he is a member of the "Tlicho mafia," has been sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to threatening to kill an RCMP officer, mugging an elder, and theft.
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Whitebeach proposal draws criticism from NWT First Nations
Husky Oil wants to do some exploratory drilling at Whitebeach Point on Great Slave Lake, an idea that is not sitting well with some people.
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Preparing kids for success
Doris Tom often thinks about what it will feel like the first time she sees her former students graduate.
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Keeping tabs on the water
For the past six months, Nicole McKay has been doing her part to check the water quality in Fort Resolution.
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House fire causes $200,000 in damages
An early morning fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to a family home in Aklavik Jan. 20.
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Cancer stories for sharing
As well as reading up on the stories of those affected by cancer, the Yellowknife Public Library is offering a chance to hear them firsthand.
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Kamba right on track
Close to 30 people turned out recently to get involved with planning this year's Kamba Carnival.
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