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News Headlines: Monday, October 24, 2016

Secret ballot for mid-term review
Despite claiming they want to see more transparency from government, regular MLAs in the current 18th assembly have voted to have next year's mid-term review, which includes confidence votes on cabinet ministers, done by a secret ballot.
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Fluctuating river levels foul ferry
Travellers using the M.V. Lafferty ferry on Highway 1 near Fort Simpson are being cautioned the service could shut down again with no warning.
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Security upgrades possible after violent altercation
A violent altercation last month between two residents at Woodland Manor was among the first issues raised as the new session of the legislative assembly began on Oct. 13.
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Fundraisers share wealth
The Chase the Ace in Hay River continues to roll along. The Oct. 21 jackpot of $324,745 was not won.
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Barge to chill on Toker Point
A fuel barge that ran aground north of Tuktoyaktuk on Sept. 2 will spend the winter where it sits on Toker Point, said Tuktoyaktuk mayor Darrel Nasogaluak.
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Canol Trail cleanup forges on
After two years of cleanup work, nearly 250 kilometres of the Canol Trail has been cleared of dangerous telephone wire that has killed moose, caribou and presented a safety hazard to hikers.
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A real page turner in Hay River
A new book club has been formed in Hay River so people can get together and share the joy of reading. It has been organized by Nancy Makepeace.
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