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The City of Yellowknife conducted a count of homeless people in the city last month, which has garnered some criticism from at least one advocate. - NNSL file photo illustration
Homeless count defended amid criticism
Numbers could be 'inaccurate' says advocate, mayor says effort is about assessing root causes

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Accuracy of data collected during a point-in-time homeless count last month is being questioned by at least one person working in the field. News LinkMore

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Honouring truth and reconciliation

Indigenous organizations plan to recognize the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission with a downtown march on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday marks the conclusion of the commission's seven-year investigation to collect survivor testimonies and document the impact of Canada's residential school system.

Members of Dene Nation, the Native Women's Association, North Slave Metis Alliance, and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada are organizing a march departing from Somba K'e Park at noon. The event will end at Northern United Place.

- Daron Letts

$2,800 bottle of booze stolen

RCMP has confirmed a man has been charged after the theft of bottles of liquor from a restaurant on Range Lake Road last weekend. Yellowknifer has learned that it happened at Coyote's Steakhouse and the theft included a $2,800 bottle of brandy. In a news release, police stated that they received a complaint about a theft last Sunday. Officers attended the scene and a suspect was arrested in the area. Jacob Greip of Yellowknife is now charged with theft.

- John McFadden

Day 18 of boil advisory

A boil water advisory, in effect for almost three weeks now, remains in place for Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo. The advisory was issued May 11 by both the city and the territorial government. The public was advised to boil water used for drinking, preparing food and bushing teeth for at least a minute. The advisory was issued due to high turbitity - essentially dirt - in the water supply from the Yellowknife River.

- John McFadden

Section of Hwy 3 closed today

Highway 3 between Edzo and Fort Providence will close this morning at 10 a.m. for a burnout operation. The Department of Transportation tweeted that the closure is expected to last 12 hours. The environment and natural resources department said it is being done to try to control a 5,000 hectare fire burning east of the highway, about 60 km south of Behchoko.

- John McFadden


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