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Headlines: Monday, July 21, 2014

No quick end in sight to forest fires
Nearly 200 forest fires continued to burn across the NWT last week, taxing the territory's fire resources and its budget.
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Residents help battle blazes
People in Wekweeti had managed to stay calm while a forest fire raged near their community - until night fell on July 12, says the community's foreman.
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Not just a '100-year storm'
Some people point to climate change as one possible reason for this year's spate of forest fires in the NWT.
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'We got the hell out of there'
In his 40 years of fighting forest fires, Fort Smith resident Earl Evans has never had to abandon his post. That all changed on July 14 when he was forced to run away from a raging fire at the side of Highway 3 near Fort Providence.
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Listening to the people
The Tlicho people made their voices heard to their leaders earlier this month.
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Govt grows, businesses close
The NWT business community is being squeezed in the middle, according to the NWT Chamber of Commerce.
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Cash carrier convicted
A man caught with $37,650 cash bundled in stacks of $5,000 and neatly vacuum-packed in plastic bags was handed an 18-month conditional sentence last week for possessing the proceeds of crime.
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Mould shuts down town hall
Town hall shut down last week after white mould was found in the ventilation system, forcing employees to relocate for the foreseeable future.
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Enterprise wants old weigh scale building
The Hamlet of Enterprise is seeking to assume ownership of an old weigh scale building and property, which occupies a prominent site along Highway 1 in the community.
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Inuit conference starts today
Inuvik is poised to grow substantially as the Inuit Circumpolar Council Assembly begins today.
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Inuvik housing prices take a fall
With the indefinitely stalled Mackenzie Valley gas project behind it and proposed petroleum product exploration in the Beaufort Sea well-off in the future, the Beaufort Delta is currently in-between major projects.
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Overboard
The search for a man who fell into the Mackenzie River at Norman Wells on July 15 continued on Friday, says the community's search and rescue co-ordinator.
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Territory joins in lady bug search
Northwest Territories residents are being asked to help scientists determine why the nine-spotted lady beetle is in decline across Canada.
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Always a positive experience
Brenda Johnson of Fort Smith has been a member of the Canadian Rangers for more than 20 years.
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Carpenter builds boat from dump scraps
As an avid recycler who was born on the coast of Newfoundland, local woodworker Lindy Carpenter has two particularly cherished pastimes: salvaging at the dump and fishing.
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Youth keeps others busy in Sachs Harbour
Dustyn Gully is a jack-of-all trades this summer. The 16-year-old is spending his afternoons as a summer student with the Sachs Harbour recreation department, helping with everything from organizing games for kids to building the community's new play structure.
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