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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yellowknives Dene cancel fall hunt

The Yellowknives Dene have cancelled the fall caribou hunt due to conditions that chief Edward Sangris said made it unfeasable.

Due to the distance needed to travel to the caribou and the weather, Sangris said the council chose to cancel the hunt but hoped one is still possible closer to Christmas.

"Members kept phoning our office every day and we kept telling them, 'we have to wait and see if the caribou come down or not' and it was too late," said Sangris.

"That's why we had to cancel the fall hunt, it was too late in the season and the caribou were too far away."

- Elaine Anselmi

Council pursues lawsuit against GNWT

The city is proceeding with legal action against the GNWT over the 2015 electoral boundaries, a unanimous decision of city council decided Monday evening.

Mayor Mark Heyck has said the city is underrepresented in the legislative assembly.

Approving the motion does not mean that a legal action has been filed.

- Shane Magee

Community talks about violence against aboriginal women

The fourth gathering in a series of public conversations about violence against aboriginal women and girls is scheduled to be held at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre at 7 p.m. tonight.

The Native Women's Association of the NWT has partnered with the museum to host the discussions, which lead up to the Yellowknife leg of the Walking with our Sisters exhibition now touring the country.

- Daron Letts

Labour peace at Air North

Air North flight attendants have voted overwhelmingly to accept their first ever collective agreement.

A news release from the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Yukon Employees Union states the deal comes after a year of negotiations and "tumultuous" job action.

The new agreement calls for an average five per cent wage increase over the three year contract, the release states.

- John McFadden

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