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Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife vice-president Chelsea Thacker is pictured at the organization's Rainbow Youth Centre on Monday. The organization announced last week it will offer weekly programming specific to adults. - Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo
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NNSL photo/graphic Yellowknifer News Briefs

Friday, January 13, 2017

Charges laid in October assault outside Bruno's

RCMP confirmed this week they have charged two men in connection to an assault outside Bruno's Deli and Pizza on Oct. 22 that sent a man to Edmonton hospital by medevac.

Yellowknife residents Aaron Cluney, 24, and Dylan Cluney, 24, were charged on Jan. 8 with aggravated assault and assault, according to RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon.

They are set to appear in territorial court on Feb. 21.

- Kirsten Fenn

High winds blamed for power outage

High winds are getting the blame for a blackout early Wednesday morning that cut power to 862 customers, mostly in the Niven Lake area.

According to Northland Utilities, power went out just after 3:30 a.m.

Crews came in and assessed the damage, repaired the equipment and everybody got their electricity back at about 5:15 a.m., according to Northland.

- John McFadden

MACA public review to be held

The public is invited to a review of the Auditor General of Canada's report into support to communities by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) next Tuesday.

It is being hosted by the Standing Committee on Government Operations and begins at 10:30 a.m. in committee room A at the legislative assembly building.

The auditor had sharp criticism for MACA last October, reporting the department is not doing enough for communities when it comes to areas like fire protection, waste management and emergency preparedness.

- John McFadden

Ice rinks open

The City of Yellowknife advises residents in this week's Capital Update that a number of ice rinks across the city have opened for public use.

These rinks include Jeske Crescent Park, School Draw Park, Forrest Drive Park, Tommy Forrest Ball Field and Frame Lake.

Frame Lake's skating rink also features a skating oval.

- John McFadden

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