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Kerry Galusha, left, holds back the tears as her teammates Sharon Cormier and Danielle Derry share a hug after Team NWT defeated New Brunswick to win the pre-qualification final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., on Saturday. - Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada photo
Galusha finally moves on
Yk skip beats New Brunswick to claim 12th and final spot in Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Figures that in the final year of the pre-qualification round at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Kerry Galusha would finally win it.
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NNSL photo/graphic Yellowknifer News Briefs

Friday, February 17, 2017

Warrant issued for unpaid tickets

A warrant has been issued for a resident who allegedly has $785 in unpaid parking and traffic tickets dating back to 2012. The warrant was issued by Judge Garth Malakoe in territorial court yesterday when the woman failed to show up for her scheduled appearance. A municipal enforcement officer testified the person owes for nine parking tickets and two moving violations, speeding and failure to stop for a stop sign.

- John McFadden

City looks for spring cleaners

The city is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations for its annual spring clean-up. According to a news release, groups can apply to clean up one of 60 areas within the city boundaries with $500 awarded per area. Groups are encouraged to apply to clean up multiple areas if they are able to recruit more than 20 volunteers. The clean-up takes places May 7 to 13.

- John McFadden

Warm front breaks record

High temperature weather records were broken in the city both yesterday and Wednesday. According to Environment Canada, the mercury soared to -3.2 C at the Yellowknife Airport at 3 p.m. The previous high temperature for Feb. 15 was -6.1 C set in 1959. Yesterday's temperatures reached -5.5 C, breaking the old high temperature record for Feb. 16 set in 1987. Normal high temperatures in Yellowknife this time of year are in the -18 C range. Weather records for Yellowknife have been kept by the federal agency since 1943.

- John McFadden

Memorial today for Second World War vet

A memorial service is to be held today for one of Yellowknife's last veterans of the Second World War.

Franc (Frank) Welna died on Feb. 12 at age 96.

The service begins at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. It is to be followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery in the Field of Honour, which is reserved for veterans. A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion beginning at 2:30 p.m. Welna was 17 when he was captured by the German army in his native Poland. He later trained with the U.S. army and guarded an airport in Germany.

- John McFadden

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