‘They used me,’ testifies great-grandmother accused of drug trafficking

September 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Vitaline Lafferty, a 79-year-old great-grandmother accused of possessing thousands of dollars worth of drugs destined for sale in Yellowknife, testified Wednesday she was an unwitting participant in a planned pickup arranged by family members.

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Self-government negotiations to take community-driven approach

September 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Three Gwich’in communities resolved to take a community-driven approach to self-government negotiations at the Gwich’in Tribal Council’s (GTC) special assembly on self-government in Aklavik last week.

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Needle, thread and diploma

Among the female Grade 12 graduates who made their own sealskin jackets in a special program at Sakku School are, from left, Kayleen Emiktowt, Shantea Bruce, Christa Emiktowt, Krissy Harron, Devonna Ell and Shania Eetuk in Coral Harbour on Sept. 10, 2018. Missing from photo is Linda Ningeongan. Photo courtesy Rhoda Paliak-Angootealuk
September 19, 2018 - Coral Harbour

A group of female Grade 12 graduates had their final year of high school made a bit more memorable with the addition of a touch of culture and a healthy portion of traditional skill in Coral Harbour this past semester.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Working hard for a fair deal

September 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

I recently had the opportunity to celebrate Labour Day at Sombe K’e Park with many community members and their families in recognition of the important contributions the working people of Canada make to our economy.

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Team NT’s archery squad selected for 2019 Canada Winter Games

Team NT's archery team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games is all set to go following the trials at Sir John Franklin Gymnasium on Saturday. They are, from left, Carson Roche of Archery NT, coach Cynthia White (Fort Smith), Fergus Rutherford-Simon (Fort Smith), Tayla Minute (Fort Smith), Katie Genge, Bailey Johnston and coach Eugene Roche. Photo courtesy of Beth Hudson.
September 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A new lineup will grace the walk-on for Team NT at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., and it will be an historic team at that.

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NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: Officials gather for three-day meeting on Giant Mine cleanup

September 18, 2018

Federal officials in charge of the Giant Mine cleanup are holding a three-day overview of the project at the Explorer Hotel this week.

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Maxime maxes out right with new party

September 18, 2018

Parliament is back in session, so I have my daily dose of entertainment with the shenanigans of question period.

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HUB EDITORIAL: Big changes coming to town council

September 18, 2018 - Hay River

To state the obvious, Hay River Town Council is in for some big changes.

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No idea delivery was for drugs, testifies Ndilo woman on trial for trafficking

September 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

City developing complaints policy

Niels Konge: Councillor happy complaints policy at city now in the work
September 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Residents with a gripe related to municipal services or employees may soon be able to file official complaints with the city.

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Team NT’s archery squad selected for 2019 Canada Winter Games

Team NT's archery team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games is all set to go following the trials at Sir John Franklin Gymnasium on Saturday. They are, from left, Carson Roche of Archery NT, coach Cynthia White (Fort Smith), Fergus Rutherford-Simon (Fort Smith), Tayla Minute (Fort Smith), Katie Genge, Bailey Johnston and coach Eugene Roche. photo courtesy of Beth Hudson
September 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

A new lineup will grace the walk-on for Team NT at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., and it will be an historic team at that.

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A healthy dose of democracy

September 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Democracy is alive and well in Yellowknife, as we have contested races for mayor and council seats.

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NEIGHBOURLY NEWS: Aurora College launches 50th anniversary celebrations

Terry Harrold, left, president of Northwestern Air Lease Ltd., and Jeff O'Keefe, the interim president of Aurora College, unveiled a logo on a Northwestern Air Lease aircraft on Sept. 13 in Fort Smith. The logo recognizes the 50th anniversary of Aurora College. Photo courtesy of Jayne Murray/Aurora College.
September 18, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

On Sept. 13, Aurora College launched its 50th anniversary celebrations, and unveiled a new anniversary logo.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Current council stays ’til November

September 18, 2018 - Hay River

The current town council will stay in place until the beginning of November, even though a municipal election is set for Oct. 15.

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Town approves paving at Rec Centre

The town is aiming to pave the Rec Centre's back and side parking lot this fall. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
September 18, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has approved a $300,000 capital project to pave the back and side parking lot at the Rec Centre.

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Hay River Fall Fair makes successful return

The 2018 Hay River Fall Fair Committee consisted of front row, from left, Donna Dean, Paula Gour and Sheila Domingo; and back row, from left, Emily Chambers, Lynnette Walters and Jill Morse. Photo courtesy of Jill Morse; photo by Marilyn Marshall.
September 18, 2018 - Hay River

The Hay River Fall Fair made a successful return on Sept. 8 after a three-year absence.

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Appeal successful in KFN ratification vote

September 18, 2018

An appeal has been successful to have 14 of 19 previously-rejected mail-in ballots counted in a K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) ratification vote on dispersing a financial settlement for a promise in Treaty 8.

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Princess Alexandra School students go to Disneyland

Three students at Princess Alexandra School – left to right, Leland Lafferty, Ryan Wilson and Charlene Smallgeese – were surprised on Sept. 14 by being selected for a trip to Disneyland. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
September 18, 2018 - Hay River

Three students from Princess Alexandra School received some unexpected and amazing news late last week.

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Hay River ball players help out Alberta

The Alberta team at the recent Master Men's Canadian Fast Pitch Championship in Nova Scotia had a significant Hay River contingent – left to right, Jeff Boyce, Keith Pettipas and Norm Bassett. Photo courtesy of Norm Bassett.
September 18, 2018 - St. Croix, N.S.

When Alberta took to the field at a recent national fast pitch tournament, Hay River was well-represented on the team.

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Keeping away from alcohol eliminates threat of FASD

Annie Anautalik, right, and Kim Chipman served tasty Mocktails (a non-alcoholic drink) on behalf of the Baker Lake Prenatal Nutrition Project to celebrate International FASD day in September of 2018. photo courtesy Laurel Kreuger
September 18, 2018 - Baker Lake

The Baker Lake Prenatal Nutrition Project hosted a mocktail tasting table at the local Northern store to mark International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day in Baker Lake on Sept. 9.

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Nunavut youth train like police

From left, Jillian Kyak of Pond Inlet, Howie Ulayuk of Iglulik and Ben Ishulutak of Pangnirtung were three of four Nunavut youth who trained at the RCMP Depot in Regina in August. Also participating in the training was Andrew Pearce of Iqaluit. photo courtesy of Howie Ulayuk
September 18, 2018 - Nunavut

Four Nunavut teenagers have a better idea of what it’s like to be a police officer after spending five days training at the RCMP Depot in Regina.

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Getting active with the elders

Lydia Palluannuk tries her hand at bocce on the turf at the Iglulik arena. In the background, from left, are community health representative Lucy Sarpinak, standing, and Sirpaapik Ammaklak, Martha Qattalik, Theo Ikkumaq and Leonie Qrunnut. Jose Quezada photo
September 18, 2018 - Iglulik

The recreation department in Iglulik is aiming to engage elders in learning and physical activities.

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Four years after drug charges, YK man handed 3-year sentence

September 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

In February 2014, an unattended stove top brought Yellowknife firefighters to a downtown apartment unit. When they arrived, no one was inside. But thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana were.

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Our North, our heritage, our future

September 17, 2018

To the editor,

At the Conservative Party of Canada’s policy convention last month in Halifax, the three Northern territories were successful in advancing a policy declaration which contains exciting news for the North.

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Search for missing Norman Wells man continues

September 17, 2018 - Norman Wells

An “around the clock” effort by law enforcement and community volunteers to find a Norman Wells man is continuing nearly a week after the 20-year-old was reported missing.

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Family support centre marks milestone

Janet-Marie Fizer, left, chair of the board of the Family Support Centre Kristine Vannebo-Suwala, right, the centre's executive director In front of demolished building which once housed a women's shelter Building demolished on Sept. 15, 2018. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
September 17, 2018 - Hay River

A major milestone has been reached on the journey to a new women’s shelter in Hay River.

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announces supports for Inuit children

September 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) announced it will work to remove barriers for youth requiring access to health, social and educational services.

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Sanikiluaq daycare risks closure after hamlet cancels bingo licence

September 17, 2018 - Sanikiluaq

A Sanikiluaq daycare fears it may close in months after losing its Saturday night bingo, leaving it at odds with the hamlet government which revoked its licence this fall.

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Children’s show Anaana’s Tent airs in English and Inuktitut

September 17, 2018 - Nunavut

The Anaana’s Tent children’s series is airing an English version of its Inuktut show on APTN this fall.

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Iqaluit reservoir will be full by end of September

September 17, 2018

The city of Iqaluit’s Lake Geraldine Reservoir will be full by the end of September if  “adequate precipitation” continues, said the city’s acting chief administrative officer, Amy Elgersma in an update to council last week.

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