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Headlines: Monday, September 15, 2014

'Historic moment for Canada' - Harper
The news spread quickly Sept. 9 when Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada had finally found one of British explorer's Sir. John Franklin's much-sought lost ships.
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MLA predicts early territorial election
At least one Yellowknife MLA believes the idea of holding the 2015 territorial election a month early is gaining traction.
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'Those deaths could've been prevented'
Speaker after speaker at the Native Women's Association of the NWT's annual general meeting had a clear message for the territory's police - respond more quickly to calls from the outside communities.
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Fort Good Hope lifts booze ban
The people of Fort Good Hope voted 97 to 57 in favour of lifting a ban on ordering alcohol into the community via plane during a secret ballot held Aug. 28.
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Deline man jailed for sexual assault
A Deline man has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman who passed out after a night of partying.
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Oil sands barges up the Mackenzie
Alberta could begin shipping bitumen from the oil sands through the Northwest Territories next year, according to a feasibility study commissioned by the Government of Alberta.
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Kakfwi rallies leaders around aboriginal issues
As the federal government continues to insist that there is no need for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, former NWT premier Stephen Kakfwi is hoping that a new organization he is spearheading will lay the foundation for a national dialogue on aboriginal issues. Safety first on the water
Alfred Betsidea says a boating course recently held in Deline means he's now safer when heading out on the water.
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Hunters report thin belugas
Beluga whales harvested near Paulatuk are much thinner than usual this year, says the Hunters and Trappers Committee's resource person.
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To make the Northwest Passage
One of Sir John Franklin's lost ships has been rediscovered in Victoria Strait, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Sept. 9.
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Behchoko bookworm reads 108 books
With the number of high-tech gadgets that children have to distract themselves these days, it can be hard to find a student content to sit down and read a book.
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Hunter, conservationist and firefighter
When he was growing up, Earl Evans' father always told him that as long as he was able to hunt for himself he would never go hungry.
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Up to the challenge
Jacynthia Rabesca is new to her job, but she says she's learning fast. The assistant North Slave regional superintendent for the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs.
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Verdict delayed in Fort Res manslaughter trial
The manslaughter trial of a Fort Resolution man charged with killing his common-law-wife wrapped up in Hay River early last week, although discrepancies in evidence presented in court mean it could be a few more weeks before there is a verdict.
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Snap Lake diamond production up
Diamond production was up last year at the De Beers Canada Snap Lake diamond mine, approximately 220 km northeast of Yellowknife.
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'It's a very good thing he had Dene support'
A piece of Northern history missing for nearly 170 years was found this week by researchers in Nunavut.
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Dominion looks strong
During Dominion Diamond Corporations second quarter earnings call earlier this month, the company updated participants on mine developments at the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines that could mean extended mine-life.
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Farmers ready to roll out next phase
The announcement of $2 million in CanNor funding for the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) a few weeks ago was certainly a cause for excitement for the projects proponents, but by no means the end of their efforts.
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