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Headlines: Monday, October 12, 2015

Liberal love-in for leader in Yellowknife
About 300 people including a crush of local and national media crowded into the wooden teepee at Mildred Hall School on Oct. 9 to hear Justin Trudeau speak about Northern issues.
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Southern reservoir full but Mackenzie runs dry
Just north of Fort Good Hope on the Mackenzie River, barges are turning back due to low water levels and boaters are left weaving around sandbars.
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Candidates enter home stretch
With only a week to go before voters head to the polls, candidates are expected to be very busy with final week campaigning.
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NWT Tourism ramps up for Asia
Hot off the heels of territorial visits from the Chinese Ambassador to Canada, Luo Zhaohui, and Japanese actress Kaho Minami, NWT Tourism is getting set to fly to Asia for two major tourism trade shows.
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Right to Chipewyan name validated
One mother's argument that the territorial government should recognize her daughter's Chipewyan name now carries critical weight.
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MLAs want bridge contractor paid
Several members of the NWT legislative assembly said last week they believe the territorial government has a moral obligation to see that a Hay River company gets paid for work it did on the Deh Cho Bridge.
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Northern Store manager Dee Opperman has an open door policy
Given the option between a private office with a door that closes, and an open space near the front of the Northern Store in Norman Wells, manager Dee Opperman chose the latter.
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Behchoko mourns man killed in attack
Behchoko mourned Oct. 5 as residents came out to remember the life of Elvis Lafferty, who died in an alleged attack in Yellowknife during the early morning hours of Sept. 28.
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Bon voyage to Bisaro, Bromley
With big smiles and a few tears a pair of two-term Yellowknife MLAs of the NWT legislative assembly bid adieu to their colleagues for the final time on Oct. 8.
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Mission accomplished
Lisa Nitsiza knows what it takes to accomplish a long-term goal ...
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Jolliffe Island heritage park considered
Yellowknives Dene First Nation and the city have been in talks that could eventually see Jolliffe Island become a heritage park controlled by the city.
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Teddy Bear Junction torched again
Late last week Fort Smith Mayor Brad Brake became aware that a popular roadside attraction outside his community was the target of vandals for the second time in three years.
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South Slave students get trades exposure
As many as 53 students in the South Slave region may have a much better idea of what trade they want to pursue after a week-long program in Fort Smith earlier this month.
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Family takes trip up their namesake Dempster highway
This is not the first time Sheila Calvert has travelled the road named for her father, but she suspects it will be the last.
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