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Headlines: Monday, July 28, 2014

Northern wildlife versus wildfires
With some of the scary forest fire scenes in the NWT this summer, it may be hard to recognize the benefits of wildfires to many animal species.
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Fires still rage across NWT
Whati may be safe from fire at the moment, but it doesn't mean it is free from the effects.
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'No threat to Hay River,' says fire chief
With the territory experiencing the worst wildfire season in decades, some residents are growing concerned with the safety of the community as well as the plans to deal with the situation if the fires reach Hay River.
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Town waits for test results on hall
Two weeks after white mould was discovered at Hay River's town hall, the municipality is still functioning out of other locations and looking at options for either remediation or relocation.
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Legal request over Yellowknife electoral boundaries rejected
City advocates are again pushing to get Yellowknife more seats in the legislative assembly.
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Called back to India
The recent departure of a priest from the Roman Catholic parish in Fort Smith had nothing to do with tension over the incorporation of aboriginal elements into church services.
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A new gateway
The GNWT would welcome a discussion between aboriginal and industrial partners to consider a pipeline connecting petroleum resources in southern Canada - as well as potential NWT resources - to the Trans-Alaska pipeline.
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GNWT lease hikes hit regional carrier
Already expensive regional air travel between NWT communities may become more expensive soon.
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Dark sky expands
This year's third-annual Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival is promising to be the biggest and best.
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Joy rider fined
A young Yellowknife man was handed $400 in fines and ordered to pay $2,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle after destroying a car while joy-riding.
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'One future for our people'
The importance of unity, how to adjust to the rapidly-changing Arctic climate and what sustainable development should look like dominated discussions in Inuvik last week during the 12th Inuit Circumpolar Council general assembly from July 21 to 24.
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Seatbelt credited for saving life
The driver of a car that rolled over just south of Enterprise on July 22 escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Fort McPherson hamlet government fired
The hamlet government of Fort McPherson ceased to exist late last week, after Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) officials exercised the department's authority to dissolve the community government.
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Anything grows for Deh Cho gardeners
Community gardens are now established in every community in the region, says the Department of Industry Tourism and Investment's manager of trade and investment.
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Homeless shelter open 24 hours
The Inuvik Homeless Shelter is experimenting with a pilot project to keep the facility open 24 hours a day for four days a week.
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Taking the plunge
Hayden Stuart says he's proud to be the first pool operations manager from his home community.
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Alumnus-librarian at Deninu School
Even in the summer, Kirstin Boucher makes sure learning doesn't stop at Deninu School in Fort Resolution.
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