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Fall territorial election to see Dettah and Ndilo split from Yellowknife riding

Shane Magee
Northern News Services

The communities of Dettah and Ndilo will no longer be represented by a Yellowknife MLA after the fall election when they join a massive riding that stretches as far as the Saskatchewan border. News LinkRead more

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Symposium draws educators

Educators have gathered in the city for an Education, Culture and Employment department symposium that will continue into the weekend promoting early childhood education as a profession and providing training opportunities for attendees.

The event, which isn't open to the public, is bringing early childhood program staff together with those working in the early childhood field at the Explorer Hotel.

The event began Thursday morning and will wrap up Saturday.

- Shane Magee

Compost pickup expanding

The city's composting program is expanding starting next month. Homes in Niven, Old Town and the School Draw areas will be receiving green carts in September with collection beginning Sept. 16.

An information session about organics collection will be held at city hall Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

The city began rolling out organics collection in Range Lake last fall.

The final neighbourhood to get carts will be downtown in 2017.

- Shane Magee

Jackfish fire repairs underway

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation plans to send a mobile diesel power generator at the Jackfish power station that was damaged by fire Aug. 17 to the factory that made it to inspect the damage. Pam Coulter, spokesperson for the power corp., stated in an e-mail it will be "some time before the extent of the damage is known."

A new mobile generator is being rented, she added.

- Shane Magee

School day start change

The school day will start at 8:20 a.m. for J.H. Sissons School students on Aug. 31.

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 superintendent Metro Huculak said there has been a change to the schedule and the district is advising parents to make arrangements that will have the students in class on time.

The entrance bell will ring to bring students into the school at 8:20 a.m. and classes will begin 10 minutes later. The school day now ends at 3:20 p.m.

- Evan Kiyoshi French


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