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Sandra MacKenzie, chair of the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation, left, stands in front of a mockup of the new donor tree, with foundation founding member Gordon Van Tighem and current executive director Linda Bussey on Thursday at the foundation's 20th anniversary celebration. - Jessica Davey-Quantick/NNSL file photo
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sleno one step closer to space

Capt. Nathalie Sleno has made it through the latest round of cuts to become one of Canada's next astronauts.

Sleno was one of 17 candidates shortlisted Monday by Navdeep Bains, the federal minister of innovation, science and economic development. Nearly 4,000 people applied for the position during the latest recruitment campaign, according to a news release.

Sleno will undergo a final round of assessments with the Canadian Space Agency's astronaut recruitment campaign before two astronauts are chosen this summer, the release said.

- Kirsten Fenn

NWT artists sought for Northern Light exhibit

Music Yukon is calling for Northern artists to submit proposals for a travelling visual art exhibition.

A jury will select two artists from each territory, including the NWT, to participate in the project, according to a news release.

The goal of the exhibit, called Northern Light, is to showcase the North's diverse forms of light - from the aurora to the midnight sun.

It is expected to be showcased in Vancouver in September and Whitehorse in October.

Applications are due May 15.

- Kirsten Fenn

Ykers walk to end MS

The Yellowknife chapter of the MS Society of Canada is hosting its fifth annual MS walk this Sunday to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease.

Mayor Mark Heyck and local chapter facilitator Laurie McLean will kick off the opening ceremony and sign in at 10 a.m. at Mildred Hall School, according to a news release. At 11 a.m., participants will start their one kilometre or five kilometre walk. Participants have raised approximately $15,000 so far this year, the release said.

Last year's walk raised $28,000.

- Kirsten Fenn

Folk releases complete 2017 lineup

Folk on the Rocks has released its entire lineup for the 2017 music festival. Groups and artists scheduled to perform include City and Colour, Shad, Northcote, the Pack A.D., Operators, Jason Collett, Ava Wild, Rellik, Ukes of Hazard, Nick Jackson as well as MiraJ featuring Taiga Yoga.

The entire lineup is available on the Folk on the Rocks website. The festival runs July 14 to 16.

- Robin Grant

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