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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Escape report delayed

A report on how accused murderer Denecho King allegedly escaped from the North Slave Correctional Centre last month, expected to be released in mid-September, has been delayed.

The Department of Justice has yet to say when the report will be done. MLAs have said they want the report to be publicly released.

In a Sept. 23 e-mail, department spokesperson Sue Glowach said inmates are still being kept from where King managed to climb onto the roof Aug. 10 until a repair is made.

The restriction continues until temporary or final structural repairs have been made, she stated.

- Shane Magee

Sisters in Spirit walk Tuesday

The Native Women's Association of the NWT will hold its annual Sisters in Spirit walk Tuesday morning honouring missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

The association's promotional posters for the event state those attending should meet at 11:15 a.m. outside the Ndilo community gym with the walk starting 15 minutes later.

The event will include guest speakers, an informal presentation and a vigil following the walk. A hot lunch is also expected to be served.

- Shane Magee

Olympian receives key to the city

Akeem Haynes, who won a bronze medal with the 4x100 metre relay team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, will receive the key to the city at an open house on Thursday at the Fieldhouse, starting at 6 p.m.

Haynes will speak about leadership and his achievements before a demonstration of a 4x100 metre relay race on the Northwestel Field, after which Mayor Heyck will present him with the key to the city.

- Jessica Davey-Quantick

Teen advisory board meets at library tonight

Students in grades eight through 12 are encouraged to come out to a meeting on how the Yellowknife Public Library could be made more enticing to teenagers.

It is the first meeting of TAG - the teen advisory group. In a notice, the library suggests that teens looking to volunteer, pick up community service hours or simply meet new people should show up at the library after class today. The meeting will be held from 3:45 until 5 p.m.

- John McFadden


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