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Opportunities North 2010

Weekend Yellowknifer

City aims to purchase Bayview Estates News Link
Edmonton-based developer Mike Mrdjenovich is in negotiations with the city regarding the long-dormant Bayview Estates.
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Bids on Ekati rumoured News Link
Prospective buyers of the Ekati Diamond Mine have come to light, following a report by Bloomberg L.P.
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Lordy, lordy, look who's 40 News Link
Forty years ago, a pair of exiled scribes were working desperately to bring their newly-founded newspaper project to life ahead of the "biggest ever" Caribou Carnival weekend.
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Northland still on hold News Link
Northland home owners are still without a plebiscite on infrastructure spending as the city and trailer court board tinker with final details before sending it out for a vote.
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The man with the power plan News Link
The room is dim - the lights off, the windows shuttered. Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water plays softly in the background...

Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum

Sled dog race draws 18 mushers  News Link
The organizers of the Dehcho Sled Dog Championships have declared the first year of the event a success.
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Students connect with their heritage  News Link
A curiosity about why he gets $5 every year on Treaty Day inspired a project by Teagan Zoe-Hardisty.
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Students lag behind  News Link
The latest achievement test results in the Deh Cho have the Divisional Education Council examining ways to improve student achievement in the region.
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Nogha triumphs against Tulita team  News Link
A new Fort Simpson hockey team is building momentum.
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Village replaces front-end loader  News Link
The Village of Fort Simpson has purchased a new front-end loader.
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Traditional skills shared  News Link
Fort Providence student Rudy Landry wasn't sitting in class Feb. 23 like he would normally be on a Thursday; instead, he was using a knife to skin a side of a bison.
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Nogha triumphs against Tulita team  News Link
A new Fort Simpson hockey team is building momentum.
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Survey gathers opinions from neighbours of proposed highway  News Link
The road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk is coming and James Gordon is showing people along its proposed route exactly where it is going.
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Accomplishing a personal dream  News Link
She placed 10th and was the only woman to finish one of the world's most challenging sled dog races. Now, Inuvik's Marie-Anick Elie is back at home taking a well-deserved break.
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Community celebrates French Weeks  News Link
It was a surprise to Gabriel Regimbald when he disembarked the plane last January, and was face to face with a poster about the Association des francophones du delta du Mackenzie. He had just moved to Inuvik from Quebec and had no idea there was a French community in his new home.
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Offshore drilling review discussed  News Link
Who decides what is the worst-case scenario when it comes to drilling offshore in the Arctic the people or industry?
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Walking down memory lane  News Link
The History Wall at Sir Alexander Mackenzie School is a walk down memory lane. It puts faces, events and emotions to the school, which will be closing its doors for the last time in June.

Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News

Council mulls $20-million loan for infrastructure News Link
City administration is asking city council to approve the borrowing of $20 million to pay for much-needed upgrades and replacements to failing infrastructure over the next five years.
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Privacy watchdog frustrated by government's failure to heed recommendations News Link
The NWT's privacy watchdog took Yellowknife's public school board to task last year after school officials contacted a pediatrician without the knowledge or consent of the child's mother.
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School trustee resigns over differences with board chair News Link
A Yellowknife Catholic Schools trustee resigned Monday, citing her disappointment with how board chair Mary Vane handled the public's outcry over the board's attempt to oust two of its most senior employees in January.
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Location woes stall downtown Tim Hortons plans News Link
Yellowknifers anticipating a downtown Tim Hortons may have to hold their breath for a while longer.
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An end to Diamond Row News Link
The search for operators of the GNWT's two diamond plants on 'Diamond Row' has ended.
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NDP leadership candidate visits Yellowknife News Link
New Democrat leadership hopeful Paul Dewar was in Yellowknife Friday talking about his vision for the North and giving reasons why he should become leader of the NDP.
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Storm strands truckers News Link
High winds and blowing snow have temporarily shut down winter road operations, leaving some truckers "marooned on some portages", said Ron Near, director of winter road operations for the Tibbitt-to-Contwoyto joint venture.
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Dog killer ordered to stay away from woman News Link
Lloyd Thrasher, a once promising Yellowknife musician, was slapped with a one-year peace bond Friday, ordering him to stay away from a woman he menaced during a career counselling session in January.
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Cab drivers to compete News Link
A new taxi company is in the works for Yellowknife after 10 drivers left Diamond Cabs two weeks ago, citing animosity between them and the company's management.
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Grand opening in Coral News Link
The people of Coral Harbour came out in droves to celebrate the grand opening of their renovated arena earlier this month.
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Healthy choices in Repulse Bay News Link
Students and staff at Tusarvik School in Repulse Bay wrapped up their annual Drop the Pop campaign recently.
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Champs crowned News Link
Naujaat (Repulse Bay) defeated the Rankin Inlet Miners 63 to claim the 11th annual Sakku First Avataq Cup senior men's hockey championship in Rankin Inlet this past weekend.
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Junior curlers rocked the Games News Link
A lack of experience didn't prevent Team Nunavut's junior boy's curling team from putting on an impressive showing at the Arctic Winter Games earlier this month in Whitehorse.
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NWT & Nunavut News/North

Economic outlook bright for NWT News Link
Forecasts of an economic surge for the Northwest Territories this year have David Ramsay, minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, setting ambitious goals.
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Residential schools gone, assimilation continues: chief News Link
Chief Roy Fabian says the residential school system failed to assimilate Dene people, but that was not the end of assimilation through education.
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Armed woman ran at police: eyewitness News Link
An eyewitness to the shooting death of Karen Lander said the 42-year-old woman "was charging full tilt" at police with a firearm in her hand.
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New treatment centre for Inuvik, Simpson or Wells possible News Link
By fall 2013, the GNWT should have a plan in place for a new alcohol and drug treatment centre in the North, according to the chair of the standing committee on social programs.
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Fort Smith mayor celebrates more funding News Link
The Town of Fort Smith has successfully appealed the population count for the community in the 2011 census.
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Canine virus in Hay River News Link
Some dog owners in Hay River are seeing their four-legged companions falling ill and are wondering why. Canine parvovirus is the culprit.
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NWT has two flags News Link
A different flag was hoisted outside Hay River town hall last Thursday to remind Hay River, and all of Canada, about the rich culture behind our second official language.
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Environmental issues behind church moderator's visit News Link
Environment was on the agenda for the moderator of the United Church of Canada, Mardi Tindal, who was in Yellowknife this week to talk with individuals and organizations.
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Norway supports Nunavut's seal fight News Link
In the fight to overturn the European Union seal products ban, Nunavut has a friend in Norway, the country's ambassador to Canada, Else Berit Eikeland, said during a recent visit to Iqaluit.
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Striking plans in Nunavut News Link
Executives of Vancouver-based junior exploration company West Melville Metals Inc. were in Hall Beach last week, talking up plans to begin the Fraser Bay iron ore project, on the west side of the Melville Peninsula.
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Shots fired at RCMP residences News Link
The two RCMP members posted in Kimmirut are safe and uninjured after gunshots were fired toward their home in the early morning of March 18.
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Death in police custody ruled 'accidental' News Link
The six-member jury reached a verdict in a coroner's inquest into the 2009 death of Adamie Nuturalak in police custody, and released their recommendations this morning.
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Back by popular demand News Link
Popular demand convinced the owner of Iqaluit and Nunavut's only movie theatre to re-open on March 16, five days after shutting down.
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Crossed wires cause state of emergency News Link
Clyde River was under an unnecessary state of emergency much of Friday after the hamlet was not made aware that its main power generator, which failed at about 4 p.m. Thursday, was back in operation before dawn broke.
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Export permit to be issued for Baymaud shipwreck News Link
The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board has directed the Canada Border Services Agency to issue an export permit for the Baymaud shipwreck, located outside Cambridge Bay, according to the project manager of Maud Returns Home.
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Expanding medical knowledge News Link
Health care representatives from communities around Nunavut will be returning to their home communities with advanced knowledge on health prevention.
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