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Opportunities North 2010

Weekend Yellowknifer

Accused murderer was out on bail News Link
Woman was charged in December with stabbing man she is now accused of killing in second attack
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High drama arrest in gun thefts News Link
Two suspects have been arrested, at least one of them at gunpoint, in connection with the May 25 theft of two firearms from the Canadian Tire store.
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Airport dope delivery grounded News Link
A man who was a prisoner at North Slave Correctional Centre at the time was sentenced to time served Wednesday after he had a local delivery driver bring him a package of marijuana as he was about to board a plane on a weekend pass.
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Sex offender peace bond takes effect News Link
After more than seven months of legal wrangling, an unusual and rarely used RCMP peace bond has finally been implemented against a man who was the focus of a citywide sexual predator alert after returning to the city last fall.
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Rules to tighten on cell use while driving News Link
The GNWT is moving toward strengthening provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act meant to curb distracted driving by proposing to ban operating, holding or touching an electronic device while behind the wheel.
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RCMP probes suspicious truck fire News Link
It was a busy weekend for RCMP and emergency crews up the Ingraham Trail with a truck fire and a rollover.
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City starts FireSmart work News Link
The start of several years of work to help defend the city from forest fires began this week.
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Morel picker talks learning curve News Link
Jess Hiebert has no idea what day it is. Chatting with Yellowknifer after a two-week stint hunting mushrooms outside Fort Providence, the former Yellowknife resident says you just lose track of time out there.
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Caring for seniors cheaper at Avens News Link
Long-term care beds are in high demand in the city, and the cost of caring for the growing number of seniors is complicated by the fact that the Avens Community for Seniors is full.
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A day in the life of 'The Super' News Link
The man behind the curtains at Yellowknife Education District No.1 (Yk1) headquarters said keeping the city's public schools running keeps him busy.

Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum

Fibre link falls short of small communities  News Link
Smaller municipalities such as Jean Marie River that can't offer Internet service providers financial returns on fibre optic services likely will see no benefit from the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) project the GNWT is pushing through the Deh Cho.
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Crash victim mourned in Fort Liard  News Link
While the global rugby community mourns the death of New Zealand player Jerry Collins, relatives of his wife Alana Madill are grieving in Fort Liard.
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Friendly rivalry showcases region  News Link
If Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati had his way, the Deh Cho's Virginia Falls would be on everyone's bucket list.
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Tourism Week declared a success  News Link
The Deh Cho region showed off its best and brightest during Tourism Week this year.
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Primping in Fort Simpson  News Link
From up-dos to manicures, the newest addition to Fort Simpson's business sector is getting ready to leave an impression.
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Bompas brings home gold  News Link
Young people from schools in the Deh Cho put in a strong showing at this year's NWT Track and Field Championships in Hay River.
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Inuvialuit Day 'best of the year'  News Link
Even as Inuvialuit Day was being celebrated, Nellie Cournoyea said much remains to be accomplished.
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New green thumb on hand  News Link
The Inuvik Community Greenhouse is one "growing concern" and its new executive director wants to make sure it stays that way.
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Inuvik-Tuk highway on track  News Link
After a difficult start to the second season of construction, the new $299-million permanent highway to Tuktoyaktuk from Inuvik has largely closed the gap between reality and production estimates.
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Celebration of elders planned  News Link
In a place that values its elders, the month of June is going to be filled with activities for them.
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Work begins on fibre line  News Link
The initial construction season on the Mackenzie Valley Fibrelink (MVFL) project last winter went well, according to project managers.
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Angels have terrific finish  News Link
Inuvik's Angels in the outfield have their sights set on taking down the three-time women's territorial slo-pitch champions the Inuvik Benchwarmers.
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All about fun for the kids  News Link
This past weekend showed a kid's life here in Inuvik can be a pretty good thing.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News

Expense scandal snares senator News Link
Senator Nick Sibbeston has been flagged by the auditor general of Canada for $50,102 in questionable expense claims for items such as overnight stays in Yellowknife, taxi trips and his wife's travel to Ottawa.
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GNWT fined $100K in asbestos case News Link
Calling its actions "negligent," a territorial court judge has fined the territorial government $100,000 for violating its own occupational health and safety regulations.
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Businesses see tourism boost News Link
Yellowknife's first Be a Tourist in Your Own Town campaign has just finished and Old Town Glassworks definitely saw a boost in business.
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Tyhee closes up camp News Link
Tyhee NWT Corporation (TSX-V:TDC) is scrambling after a lack of funds meant it was unable to complete the audit of its financial statements, causing a halt in trades of its shares, and the company had to close down its Yellowknife Gold Project campsite.
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Grandpa coming to Yk denied dialysis News Link
For those who make the choice to move North, it often means leaving behind friends and family for long periods of time ...
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Power rate hike possible News Link
Consumers may have to foot the bill if the city continues to rely on diesel for its power.
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One dead and one in custody News Link
One man is dead, another person is in custody after what police are describing as a sudden death in Ndilo late Monday night.
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New skate park sought News Link
Taylor Thomas is not impressed by the city's skateboard park, which is tucked away behind fences near St. Joseph School.
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World Shore Lunch winners crowned News Link
Afghanistan-veteran-turned-fishing-guide Jocelyn Demetre can now boast he holds the title of World Shore Lunch Champion.
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TerraX raises $4.5 million News Link
Two-million dollars from Canadian investment fund CMP was announced Monday.
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Truth, healing and reconciliation News Link
Thousands attended the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa this past week.
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Improving skills on the land News Link
Members of the Canadian Rangers Chesterfield Inlet Patrol completed their annual Type I training exercise on the land this past month.
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Top of the class News Link
The Kivalliq Science Educators' Community (KSEC) announced its selections for the regional aboriginal male and female science students of the year this week.
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Reaching for the top News Link
Kivalliq students were front and centre of a strong showing by Nunavut at the Skills Canada national competition in Saskatoon from May 27 to 30.

NWT & Nunavut News/North

Ocean of guilt News Link
One of the starker findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which wrapped up last week, is the estimated 6,000 children who died while under the care of the residential school system.
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A young life destroyed News Link
The truth behind the legacy of residential schools has now been published in a six-volume report. What comes after is tougher and more personal - reconciliation
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Wood Buffalo says consultations not required to run crane tours News Link
Wood Buffalo National Park did not proceed with whooping crane experience tours planned for late May and will not host tours set for early June.
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No to fracking moratorium, plebiscite News Link
The public will not have a chance to vote in the fall on whether the controversial practice known as fracking should be allowed in the territory after vote in the legislative assembly last week.
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U.S. shipper ups Northern ire News Link
A move by the American owner of Hercules aircraft formerly based at First Air's Yellowknife hangar is being calling a threat to Northern airlines.
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Rain douses a number of fires News Link
Rainfall on over the course of last week has helped ease the forest fire situation, as the fire count has decreased from 51 to 38 as of June 1.
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Town opens process for power provider amid takeover fears News Link
Several layers of government attacked in Northland Utilities Ltd.s' media campaign last week are fighting back.
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Bravery honoured News Link
The four men first on the scene of a fatal transport truck collision two years ago were honoured for their bravery by the St. John Ambulance Wednesday night.
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Avalon offering falls short News Link
Mineral development company Avalon Rare Metals (TSX:AVL) recently announced its public offering closed at $4 million, not the $5 million it initially hoped for.
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Inuvik to Tuk highway halfway complete News Link
Around 60 km of gravel highway remains to be laid in order to officially connect Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk by all-weather road, according to the territorial government's director of highways and marine services.
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Brew pub given go-ahead News Link
NWT Brewing Co. now has a name for its new pub and is one step closer to a July opening. The Woodyard Brewhouse and Eatery was granted a conditional liquor licence, but its outdoor patio will have to adhere to residential quiet hours.
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Site change for proposed health centre News Link
The leadership in Fort Resolution has managed to convince the GNWT to change the proposed location of a new health centre in the community.
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Scholar overcomes setback News Link
Lorraine MacDonald quit school in Grade 7 when she was just 14 years old but that didn't keep her from academic achievement.
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Learning biology on the land News Link
Keenan Hunter says visiting Ivvavik National Park this week is going to be the best biology class he's ever had.
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Actor, hypnotist inspire students News Link
Carmen Flunkie says she learned a lot during a youth leadership workshop at Mezi Community School earlier this month.
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Wood pellet mill proponent hopes to start clearing site by this summer News Link
Brad Mapes told Enterprise council last week he has long promoted the community as the ideal spot for his business, Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd.
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Strong Inuit presence lacking in commission's report: Anawak News Link
One Nunavut leader says Inuit still have a lot of work to do to move forward and heal following last week's national release of the final report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa.
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Suicide inquest set for September News Link
Nunavut's high suicide rate is "a shambled signal of the state of our society," said South Baffin MLA David Joanasie in the legislative assembly last week.
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TMAC files $105M IPO News Link
TMAC Resource's Catherine Farrow is trying to explain how tight-lipped she has to be about the company's anticipated initial public offering of $105 million, consisting of 52.5 million common shares with an expected offering price of $2 per common share.
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Arctic Fibre blows deadline News Link
The fibre-optic cable project set to span the Northwest Passage is definitely going ahead, but not anywhere in Northern Canada.
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Premier backs iron mine News Link
Nunavut's leaders are taking sides in the debate about whether Baffinland should be exempt from an April 8 Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) decision that the firm's proposal to ship iron ore from the Mary River mine almost year-round did not conform to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan.
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NORAD trip to Resolute a first News Link
The Canadian Armed Forces got some unique Northern training experience in Resolute when they deployed a mobile radar unit in an exercise held from May 25 to June 1.
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Hydro and tidal dreams squashed News Link
Finance Minister Keith Peterson threw a wet towel on visions of a hydro or tidal facility in Nunavut any time soon.
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MLA forceful on Rankin need for elders' home News Link
Rankin Inlet MLA Alexander Sammurtok is not taking "maybe" for an answer, again expressing his concern that the government still has not acted on his community's need for an elders' care facility.
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New approach to mental health News Link
Looking to take advantage of its combination of relaxation and physical activity, mental health workers in Pangnirtung are introducing yoga as a way to help their clients and other community members.
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Petition seeking external investigation into baby's death News Link
The nurse who blew the whistle on Cape Dorset baby Makibi Akesuk Timilak's death in 2012 called South Baffin MLA David Joanasie a hero for raising her petition in the legislature.
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Always a leader by example News Link
Born in an iglu at a camp near Resolute Bay on Nov. 14, 1949, then working his way through various institutions of government over many years, Andrew Tagak Sr. is now ready for retirement.
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Sweet ending to long journey News Link
After four months on the frozen tundra, Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer returned to Iqaluit May 31, and received a warm welcome ahead of their arrival.


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