Yellowknife city councillors oppose committee on pay

August 16, 2018

As changes to CRA taxation rules on municipal officials loom, councillors say the incoming council should not be forced to vote on their own wages.

Inuvik Native Band chief resigns

August 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik Native Band chief Lawrence Neyando resigned August 3.

Read More

NACC prepares for diverse, experimental season

August 16, 2018

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is preparing for a “diverse” season of diverse arts and cultural performances across the NWT, says NACC artistic director Marie Coderre.

Read More

Yellowknife city councillors oppose committee on pay

August 16, 2018

As changes to CRA taxation rules on municipal officials loom, councillors say the incoming council should not be forced to vote on their own wages.

Read More

Jurisdictional confusion slows building bylaw review

August 16, 2018

The city needs clarity from the GNWT on its regulatory powers before it gets to work on its review and overhaul of building bylaws, said city administrators Monday.

Read More

YK Win Your Space finalists announced

August 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Five entrepreneurs looking to take their budding businesses to the next level have advanced to the final stage of the City’s YK Win Your Space competition.

Read More

Power plant break-in cuts Kugluktuk electricity

August 16, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Residents of Kuglukuk lost power on Aug. 13 following a break and enter into the community’s power plant, according to the RCMP.

Read More

Longtime councillor dismissed due to unpaid fees

August 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Vince Sharpe was dismissed from his role as an Inuvik town councillor in an in-camera session at the August 8 town council meeting.

Read More

COURT BRIEFS: Sushi Cafe crash leads to charges for Yellowknife woman

August 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 36-year-old Yellowknife woman faces a number of charges after a pick-up truck police say she was driving crashed into Sushi Cafe last month, causing significant damage to the Franklin Avenue restaurant.

Read More

Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

August 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Natan Obed was re-elected president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) with a majority vote in Inuvik August 16.

“I’m very pleased. The confidence that Inuit have placed in me to be the National Inuit leader is something I take very seriously. I feel like I did this job to the best of my abilities in my first term, and wanted to continue the good work that we’re doing on things like suicide prevention, housing, education and language,” said Obed. “So to have that confidence in me from Inuit leadership means so much to me and I’m really excited for the next three years.”

Read More

EDITORIAL: Bears need us to behave better

August 16, 2018 - Hay River

If you believe what you see on Facebook – and when is it ever wrong? – bears are running wild in Hay River this summer.

Read More

Sushi Cafe crash leads to charges for Yellowknife woman

August 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 36-year-old Yellowknife woman faces a number of charges after a pick-up truck crashed into Sushi Cafe last month, causing significant damage to the Franklin Avenue business.

Read More

AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: GNWT and feds advise of low health risk on rail bed

August 16, 2018 - Hay River

South Slave

The GNWT and the federal government are advising South Slave residents of a low health risk associated with some activities on the former Pine Point rail bed.

Read More

Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

August 16, 2018

Natan Obed will head the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for a second term, it’s just been announced in Inuvik where the organization is holding its annual general meeting.

Read More

Accused in Fort Smith homicide makes first court appearance

August 16, 2018 - Fort Smith

Wilfred Abraham, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man in Fort Smith, made a brief appearance in a Yellowknife courtroom Thursday.

Read More

KFN gets new election code

August 16, 2018 - Hay River

K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has approved a new election code, which will be used for its upcoming votes for chief and council in November.

Read More

A joyous parade in Cape Dorset

August 16, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of Embassy of Imagination programming brought about imaginative flair from the scores of youth who participated in the Quviana parade in Cape Dorset on August 4. The artistic and cultural lessons culminated in the parade, which is named for the Inuktitut word for “fun” or “joyous.”

Teresa Kellypalik dazzles in a white feathered costume.
Alison Boyce photo
In what could be a scene from the Northern version of the ballet Swan Lake – although they’re geese in this case – Samantha Noolook, left, Jeanine Manning, and Teresa Kellypalik take their place in Cape Dorset’s Quviana parade.
Alison Boyce photo
Annie Oshutsiaq combines fur and red feathers for her outfit, and she has a little assistance from a four-legged friend.
Alison Boyce photo
The yellow safety vest makes this bear character look like he’s all business, but Iola Lampron’s dance moves signal plenty of fun.
Alison Boyce photo
Christine Adamie holds the head of a costume that resembles a Chinese dragon, but in this instance it was a wolf.
Alison Boyce photo
Scores of youth march through the streets of Cape Dorset during the Quviana parade on Aug. 4. The event marked the end of three months of Embassy of Imagination programming for young members of the community.
Photo courtesy of Alexa Hatanaka/Embassy of Imagination
Read More

AROUND KIVALLIQ: New scholarships created

August 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Kivalliq

The Atuqtuarvik Corp. announced the creation of the John Hickes Business Scholarship in Rankin Inlet this past week.

Read More

New appointment system under review at Hay River medical clinic

August 16, 2018 - Hay River

After several months trying out a new system for accepting same-day appointments, the Hay River Medical Clinic is ready to make some adjustments and to keep on evaluating how things work.

Read More

Turaarvik Inns North gets total makeover in Rankin Inlet

August 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Turaarvik Inns North is undergoing a massive overhaul in Rankin Inlet this month.

Read More

Sudden death of woman in Aklavik prompts RCMP investigation

August 15, 2018 - Aklavik

The sudden death of a 49-year-old woman in Aklavik has prompted an RCMP investigation.

Aklavik Mounties located the deceased woman at a residence in the community around 8 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report about the death.

Read More

Plane crash in Nahanni Butte injures four

August 15, 2018

Three passengers and the pilot all sustained minor injuries after a plane crash in Nahanni Butte, Wednesday.

The accident involving a Cessna 206 airplane owned by South Nahanni Airways happened at approximately 1:20 p.m., said Nahanni Butte senior administrative officer Raymond Kaslak.

Read More

Murder charge laid in death of 48-year-old Fort Smith man

August 15, 2018 - Fort Smith

A Fort Smith man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man.

Wilfred Abraham, 54, was arrested and remanded to custody after a man was found deceased in the community Monday evening, stated an RCMP news release Wednesday.

Read More

Guilty plea in Hay River homicide case

August 15, 2018 - Hay River

Tyler Cayen, one of four people charged in connection with the December death of Alexander Norwegian, pleaded guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter in NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Aug. 9.

Read More

Bears with us: Hay Riverites complain of more common bear encounters

August 15, 2018 - Hay River

Whether it’s actually the case or not, there is a widespread impression there are more bears than usual being spotted in Hay River this summer.

Read More

A million reasons to offer support

August 15, 2018

As a boy in Aklavik, George Koe got in a lot of trouble.

He moved to Yellowknife and got in more trouble.

He slept on the street, ate at the Salvation Army, and panhandled to support his addiction.

Read More

Top five tips to survive high school

August 15, 2018

Have no fear freshmen, high school is not as bad as it looks on television. Actually, it’s the complete opposite.

Read More

Family fun in Rankin

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

If all goes according to plan, there will be at least five Kivalliq hamlets celebrating Family Fun Day by the end of this summer.

Read More

Sign of disagreement in Hay River

August 15, 2018 - Hay River

The Northwest Territory Metis Nation is planning to erect a sign welcoming people to its traditional territory at the junction of the Mackenzie Highway and Highway 5.

Read More

Rankin first responders train to be the best

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Members of the rescue and ambulance crews of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department were especially thankful for the extensive training they receive during an incredibly busy weekend in Rankin from Aug. 3-5.

Read More

Sacred tree toppled during windstorm

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A symbolic tree on the Yellowknife River dedicated to the Dene legend of Yamozha was ripped from its base during a windstorm last week.

Read More