What’s going on that the jail?

December 11, 2018

A jailhouse sex scandal may make for good headlines but there is no denying it is poisonous to the institution.

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Fish on the Bay plans to take fishing business mobile

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

On a bluebird day in December, Stephanie Vaillancourt is heading out on the Bay with her friend James Sangris to set a gill net.

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More black belts for Iqaluit Taekwondo Society

Jennifer Ellsworth is seen at an event earlier this year receiving an award. Ellsworth is one of the newest black belts at the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society. NNSL file photo
December 11, 2018 - Iqaluit

Two members of the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society recently received their black belts.

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Everyone’s Closet puts free hygiene products in schools

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kids in Yellowknife schools have a new discreet place to access basic hygiene products they can’t get at home, thanks to Yellowknifer Miriame Giroux.

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MLA urges swift action on caribou ‘crisis’

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

After the NWT posted dismal numbers for the 2018 caribou count, the territorial government is planning to limit disturbance of caribou habitat to save shrinking Bathurst and boreal caribou herds.

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Wolves Classic a learning experience for Spartans basketball

Jordan Balsillie a member of the spartans drives the lane during during a training camp at St. Pat's Gymnasium earlier this year. NNSL file photo
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Quite often high performance teams often find mixed results when they travel south for tournaments and the Spartan’s basketball team got just that on the way to a sixth place finish in Grande Prairie.

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Near podium miss Eagles basketball

Taya Straker moves the ball up the court during Wolves classic action last week. photo courtesy of Benji Straker photography
December 11, 2018 - Grande Prairie

It was a heartbreaking finish for the Det’on Cho Logistics Eagles girls basketball team as they lost the bronze medal match in overtime at the Wolves Senior High Basketball Classic in Grande Prairie last weekend.

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Simpson students take on traditional games

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT held a traditional games camp in Fort Simpson last week. The attends were.: Back row: Gina Hardisty Isaiah, Amaria Tanche Hanna, Brooklyn Martineau, Gombee Jose, Tyler Tsetso, Manny Buckley (Dene Games Instructor) Front row: Alexei Gargan, Evan Noseworthy, Katie Noseworthy, Kenisha Pennycook, Meeks Edda, Rhys Dowedswell, Coleman Brown, and Carson Roche
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Students in Fort Simpson took part in a week-long Dene games and Arctic sports workshop.

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Futsal camp kicks off in Gameti

Tim Wooldridge, left stands with Joseph Koyina, Jaycee Wedawin, Jacqueline Willard, Ade Zoe, Nika Mantla-Arrowmaker, Hannah Bekale, Keyden Quitte, Taati Lamouelle and Jesse Mcniven at the Gameti futsal camp. photo courtesy of Tim Wooldridge
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Soccer players in Gameti were treated to a special futsal camp in the community late last month.

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Making the first cut

Dylan Harker gets set to serve the ball during a practice at the Western Canada Summer Games trials last weekend. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

The top volleyball players in the city are one step closer to representing the territory at next year’s Western Canada Summer Games after both the men’s and women’s teams held their first set of tryouts last weekend.

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Health care discrimination against Inuit studied

December 11, 2018 - Ottawa/Nunavut

If you’ve experienced discrimination or racism through the health-care system in Ottawa, researchers want to hear your story.

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Yellowknife RCMP searching for missing 45-year-old man

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 45-year-old man.

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QIA community directors elected, but one recount required

December 11, 2018

The results are in for Qikiqtani Inuit Association community director positions. In Iqaluit, the results were so close for top spot that there will be an automatic recount.

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Council passes budget with last-minute amendments

December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

After a last-minute series of amendments that cut expenditures and transferred more money into capital reserves, city council unanimously passed a $75.5 million budget with a 1.44 per cent property tax increase, Monday night.

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‘I’m sorry I gave you the wrong one’

A screenshot from the YouTube video shows the moment when a staff member realizes Finance Minister Robert McLeod was reading from the wrong report at a meeting on September 7, 2018.
December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a response from the territorial government.

A video showing Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod predicting a better financial outlook for the territorial government is being touted as evidence by the Union of Northern Workers that the GNWT has been misleading the public about the true state of government finances.

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Mounties intercept booze bound for Fort Liard

December 10, 2018 - Fort Liard

Three vehicles loaded with alcohol-bound for Fort Liard were intercepted by Mounties during a traffic blitz, say RCMP.

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Nutrition North subsidies increased; questions remain on retailer accountability

December 10, 2018 - Iqaluit

All-women TEDx talk held in Yellowknife

December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

“Our theme is the strength and power of women and girls.” That was the thrust behind the city’s first TEDxYellowknifeWomen event, said organizer Maureen Van Overliw.

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NTI vote count for vice-president postponed due to weather

December 10, 2018

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is delaying the vote count for it vice-president election due to poor weather in a few communities.

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‘We’re human, too:’ taxi drivers send message with procession for ‘Uncle Ahmed’

December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Taxi drivers commemorated the life of Ahmed Mahamud Ali, a longtime cab driver killed while on the job last month, by taking to the streets of Yellowknife for a procession on Monday afternoon.

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No public consultations for proposed airline merger

December 10, 2018 - Nunavut/NWT

Transport Canada is meeting selectively with stakeholders in Nunavut and the NWT about the proposed merger between airlines First Air and Canadian North.

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ITK announces steps to eliminate tuberculosis among Inuit

December 10, 2018 - Ottawa

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami released details on Dec. 10 of its plan to eliminate tuberculosis among Inuit by 2030.

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Child welfare systems set to change in 2019

December 8, 2018

While details are still scant, the federal government announced on Nov. 30 that it will overhaul the way child and family services are delivered to Indigenous peoples across the country early next year.

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More funding for green energy

December 8, 2018

Arctic Energy Alliance’s budget is getting a $9.12-million boost over the next four years.

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Hamlets hold elections

December 8, 2018

The hamlets of Aklavik, Enterprise, Fort McPherson, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok are holding municipal elections on Dec. 10. Between the nine hamlets there are 12 candidates for mayor and 59 for council.

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To decolonize media, inform yourself

December 8, 2018

The media has a lot to answer for.

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MLA calls for investigation into jailhouse sex allegations

December 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

An MLA is calling for a formal probe into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct between two North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) employees and a former inmate.

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Literacy council seeks to build up workers’ knowledge of Inuit culture and history

December 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

In Nunavut, it’s no big secret there are many workers in critical positions who move up from the south with little to no knowledge of the territory and its people. With that in mind, Ilitaqsiniq (Nunavut Literacy Council) developed a pilot project.

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Expect parcel delays leading up to Christmas: Canada Post

December 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Canada Post is telling the country to be prepared for delayed package deliveries leading up to the holidays due to backlogs from recent worker job action, but local members say they aren’t seeing anything out of the ordinary.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Player development

December 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

Minor hockey registrations, Logo contest, Grad fundraisers, Breakfast with Santa, Science projects

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