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Friday, October 17, 2014

Police warn of vehicle thefts

The RCMP is warning residents of to take caution after a string of vehicle-related thefts throughout the summer months.

Between July and September, nine vehicles thefts occurred and 50 reports of mischief to vehicles were reported. The RCMP also saw 21 thefts from vehicles over that three-month period, noting that in some instances vehicles had been left unlocked, with keys inside. As a result, residents are urged to lock vehicles and not leave the keys inside, park in well-lit areas and refrain from leaving valuables exposed inside vehicles.

- Elaine Anselmi

Diamond raffle coming

The Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation, in partnership with DeBeers and First Air, is selling tickets to win a 1.01 carat Snap Lake princess cut diamond.

The diamond comes with $1,000 toward a setting for an estimated total prize value of $12,000. The raffle, called "Wonders of the World," will raise money for two new vital monitors for the hospital's emergency department. Second prize is a five-night trip for two to London, England and third prize is a trip for two to see Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park.

- Randi Beers

School board hosts self-regulation presention

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 is hosting a presentation for parents and teachers showing a different approach to managing behavioural problems in children.

The presentation, called "Calm Alert and Learning: A Practical Guide to Self-Regulation in Homes and Classrooms" will highlight the strategies of York University research professor Dr. Stuart Shanker's approach to teaching kids how to self-regulate their behaviour by learning to avoid distraction and pay attention to classroom activities.

It will be hosted by Christine Robinson, an occupational therapist who specializes in early intervention and school-based practice. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly.

- Randi Beers


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