Friday, March 27, 2015
Woman seriously injured in RCMP cells
An external investigation has been ordered after a female in a secure RCMP jail cell was found alone with a serious injury early Thursday morning.
She was transported to the Stanton Territorial Hospital around 1:30 a.m. according to a news release.
RCMP spokeswoman Const. Elenore Sturko said because an external investigation has been ordered, she couldn't answer questions about the nature of the injury, how the injury was detected or how long the woman had been in police cells prior to the injury.
- Shane Magee
Winter road to close March 31
Ron Near, director of winter operations for the Tibbitt-to-Contwoyto Winter Road Joint Venture, said the winter road is scheduled to close on time at midnight
This year has been the second busiest for the transportation route, with approximately 9,000 loads carrying more than 340,000 metric tons of freight. In 2007, the record was approximately 11,000 loads with 330,000 metric tons of freight.
- Karen K. Ho
'Zero Carbon' convoy honours Doug Ritchie
Skiers, joggers, and cyclists will travel along the ice road to Dettah, in honour of the late Doug Ritchie, formerly of Ecology North, on April 4. The "Zero Carbon Convoy" will begin at Rotary Park at noon, ending at the Chief Drygeese Centre, where Chief Ernest Betsina and the Dettah drummers will host a ceremony featuring testimonies from Ritchie's friends and colleagues and some special announcements.
- Evan Kiyoshi French
Governments close for Long John Jamboree
The majority of city and GNWT employees get the afternoon off for the half-day Long John Jamboree civic holiday. City hall will close at noon. Most government workers except for those deemed essential will be off the job as of lunch time. The city bylaw declaring the Friday afternoon of the jamboree a civic holiday passed last year. Some private businesses will close at noon as well.
- John McFadden