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Headlines: Monday, September 29, 2014

GNWT bails out power users
Power consumers across the NWT are breathing a collective sigh of relief. They are no longer facing a 3.7 cent per kilowatt hour increase on their power bills over the next two years.
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Transmission plan to be scaled back
A recently completed study has convinced the territorial government that it cannot afford the full version of its long-standing plan to expand energy transmission capacity within the NWT, regardless of the hoped for increase to the territory's borrowing limit.
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MLA pushes Sahtu trade school
Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya says a trade school in the region would provide residents with a variety of career options, not just those in the oil and gas industry.
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RCMP investigating sudden death
An investigation into the sudden death of a female in a Yellowknife alley is currently underway.
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Highway build to re-commence soon
With the winter freeze up approaching, Mervin Gruben, vice president of E. Gruben's Transport, anticipates a big construction season on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway project.
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Gahcho Kue gets final water license approval
De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds' Gahcho Kue diamond mine project received approval last week for its type-A water license by Environment and Natural Resources Minister Michael Miltenberger.
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Northern barges cancelled
Water levels in the Mackenzie River are so low, barge service to Fort Good Hope, Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik has been cancelled for the rest of the year, according to the Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL).
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Community to protest alleged RCMP elder abuse
The people of Fort Resolution will be gathering in front of the community's RCMP headquarters at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 29, in the wake of an incident Sept. 20 where a police officer allegedly elbowed a 71-year-old woman in the face and pinned her against the wall while searching her home for another woman accused of breaching probation.
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Liquor restrictions up to communities: Norman Wells mayor
When Fort Good Hope lifted a ban on ordering alcohol via plane at the end of last month it was hoped it would make a dent in the market for bootlegged booze in the community.
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Bringing traditional knowledge home
The timing for last weekend's traditional knowledge conference in Yellowknife could not have been better.
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A place to go for book lovers
Jean Wetrade Gameti School's book club has launched again for its second year, said Shannon Longtin, teacher and club founder.
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Men share cancer survival stories
Patrick Scott will never forget the first time he walked into Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alta.
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Teachers conference to host 900
Nine hundred educators and administrators are in Yellowknife this week to learn new skills they can take back to the classroom.
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Local Franklin searcher eager for more information
Tom Gross is not surprised at the rumours he's heard about where one of Franklin's ships was found earlier this month - it's where he's been looking for 20 years.
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Small town with a big heart
Although there are fewer than 150 people in the community, Tsiigehtchic residents donated $1,000 for cancer research through Chief Paul Niditchie School's annual Terry Fox Run this year, said principal Darcy Douglas.
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Chef preaches healthy eating
There are plenty of people who can say they were born in Fort Smith but only Anna Kikoak can say she was the last baby to be delivered at the town's old Grey Nun's Hospital.
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Familiar face at the head of the class
When Aleda Lafferty was in her first year of teacher's college she would sometimes call up her father to tell him that she felt like giving up.
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