Political cartoonist becomes national author

May 22, 2018

You might be from the great white north if you’ve noticed his cartoons in the local paper.

His side-job as a political cartoonist started six years ago on a six-inch space in the Yellowknifer. Now after a year long process of nearly 600 hours of work, John Henderson is celebrating the release of his first book all about the north.

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Competition choked out at Alberta tourney

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man has captured gold at the Canadian Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Federation (CBJJF) Alberta provincial championship

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Scottie Dogs victorious at Super Soccer

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was complete school sweep for NJ Macpherson Elementary school at the Grade 4 and 5 Super Soccer tournament.

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Little goalie eyes the big leagues

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

At age 11, Spencer Miller is already involving himself in the big leagues. The Yellowknife goaltender will be representing NWT hockey at an elite camp run by the Ottawa Senators this summer.

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New owner for Cellar

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s music scene came together Friday night at The Cellar Bar and Grill to wish long-time owner Dale Bardeau one last farewell.

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‘I’m not giving up,’ says ex-military man with stage three cancer

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Matthew Tremblett has frightful disease: brain cancer. But unlike many similarly afflicted, he doesn’t take it lying down. He’ll be walking and so should you.

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Fat Fox shuts its doors, for now

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a bittersweet atmosphere inside one of Yellowknife’s beloved coffee shops Saturday as the Fat Fox closed the doors on their 50 Street location last Saturday.

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Healthy Hints: Dealing with annoyances

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

We all have things that we find annoying. When you’re in a rush at the grocery store and the person in front of you has a price check. When someone uses the last of the toilet paper and doesn’t replace the roll. When someone engages in an obnoxiously loud phone conversation on public transit.

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Will pipeline just be a pipe dream?

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

The chickens, as they say, have come home to roost concerning this country’s voting habits.

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Soldier to fight poaching in South Africa

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

A passion for protecting the environment is putting a Canadian soldier from Yellowknife on the front lines in the fight against poaching.

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CITY COUNCIL BRIEFS: Mounties get domestic violence training

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Local RCMP are training up to address policing priorities, specifically working to improve response to domestic violence, safe planning and sexual assault reporting, said Insp. Alexandre Laporte.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Accused killer learns fate Thursday

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kevin Mantla – charged in connection with a bloody 2015 attack at a Yellowknife apartment – will learn his fate Thursday. 

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Coral shines at Super Soccer

May 22, 2018 - Coral Harbour

The Coral Harbour U19 girls team romped its way to the territorial A Division banner at the Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife May 4 to 6.

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Feds ‘passing the buck’ on Giant Mine contamination, says chief

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

‘How contaminated is it? Will somebody tell me that? And will somebody tell my people how much there is contaminated?’ asks Ernest Betsina

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Paddling company makes waves

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Long-time Yellowknifer Dan Wong is using his love of the NWT’s rivers and lakes to give paddlers new and old the tools to explore the territory’s plentiful lakes and rivers.

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Progress from the police

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Statistics tell us that crime rates are disproportionately high in the Northwest Territories.

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Diamonds help NWT economy shine

May 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Northwest Territories’ economy grew last year, thanks in large part to the completion of one full year of production at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine.

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Boil water advisory lifted for 4 South Slave communities

May 22, 2018

The boil water advisory issued to Hay River, Enterprise, Kakisa and K’alt’odeeche First Nation last Friday by the Chief Public Health Officer has been lifted.

The May 19 release  indicated there was a high level of turbidity (muddy water) found in the Town of Hay River’s water supply. The advisory lasted three days before being lifted, this morning.

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Daughter motivates young Iqaluit mother to pursue her dreams

May 21, 2018 - Iqaluit

After finishing a year at Nunavut Sivuniksavut and two years in office administration, Neoma Cox wanted something more. You could say she found it.

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Iqaluit week in Cambridge Bay

May 21, 2018

HALLOKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT. TINGMIALIKKHIUKTUT INUIN. UPINGALIKTUK NUNAKPUT. KAUMAINNAKTUK HIKINIKLU HIKINNAAKGINAKTUK UBLUK TAMAAT. KATIMAYUNLU INUGIAHIYUK IKALUKTUTIAMI. KOANA PULAAKTUT NUNAPTINGNUN. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT. NAMAKLUHI.
Welcome to sunny Cambridge Bay.

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Teens rule the house at youth parliament

May 20, 2018 - NWT

Nineteen teenagers from around the territory got to be MLA for a day.

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SPORTS TALK: If we legalize weed why not sports betting?

May 20, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Big news coming out of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on May 14.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Tis the season to be bear aware

May 20, 2018

Deh Cho

Warmer weather means bears are coming out of hibernation to roam.

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Fort Liard pauses firefighting services

May 20, 2018 - Acho Dene Koe/Fort Liard

Last week, 13 people committed to start training to revive Fort Liard’s firefighting services.

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Bison anthrax-free this year

May 20, 2018 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

Anthrax hasn’t been a problem for bison in Wood Buffalo National Park this year, according to the park’s conservation manager.

Rhona Kindopp says it’s important to note the risk to humans of naturally-occurring anthrax throughout soils in western and Northern Canada is “extremely low.”

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Rare earths project back on the table

May 19, 2018 - NWT

Avalon Advanced Materials announced last week it was reconsidering the viability of the Nechalacho rare earths project that it had shelved in 2014.

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So close for Fort Simpson

May 19, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The men’s division final of the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament proved that Yellowknife doesn’t always win everything.

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Inuvik’s third squash tournament of the year a success

May 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s third squash tournament of the year was a success, according to organizer Britney Selina.

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EDITORIAL: Paddling against the licensing current

May 19, 2018 - NWT

Although a new draft policy for operator business licences in both the Nahanni and Naats’ihch’oh national park reserves is under development and will be ready for public review this summer, it comes too late for the benefit of one operator who is looking to open up shop in Nahanni.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Prizes offered up for hosts with the most

May 19, 2018 - NWT

NWT

The GNWT is giving away $250 to the ten best hosts in the territory.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Duck, Duck, Goose!

May 19, 2018 - Fort Reliance

It has been so exciting here in Reliance the last few days I am having a very hard time forcing myself to sit quietly and write for a bit.

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Sister Celeste reflects on life in Tulita

May 19, 2018 - Tulita

by Lacey Wrigley

Sister Celeste Goulet travelled to Tulita in 1979 planning to stay for one year as an educator, but she never left.

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Inuvik Science Rendezvous incorporates arts and music

May 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s 4th annual Science Rendezvous drew 30 exhibitors from the community and approximately 300 visitors interested in learning about STEM topics – and art.

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Portion of Federal Road receives makeover

May 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

During a season dominated by weathered and ravaged roads, the City of Iqaluit announced Federal Road is receiving a makeover from the RCMP building to the airport.

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Gjoa Haven volleyballers make it three in a row

May 19, 2018 - Uqsuqtuuq/Gjoa Haven

To be the man, you gotta beat the man. So said professional wrestler Ric Flair.

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Filmmaker seeks Inuit treated at Camsell

May 19, 2018 - Edmonton

Dene filmmaker Raymond Yakeleya wants to include Inuit voices in his documentary about Edmonton’s federally-run Charles Camsell Indian Hospital.

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$40 million in federal funding heads to Nunavut

May 19, 2018 - Nunavut

First Air will build a new cargo hangar in the capital thanks to a $12.7 million contribution from the National Trade Corridors Fund. Kugluktuk, Naujaat, Kimmirut, Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet are also getting new airport terminals with $22.5 million from the fund.

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‘Carving was a getaway’: brother of artist found dead remembers the life and work of ‘Ronnie’

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

When Derrald Taylor and his younger brother Ronald carved together – summoning soapstone bears, bison, birds and other shared visions of their childhood in Tuktoyaktuk – the two rarely spoke.

“We forget everything. We just forget everything and we just concentrate. It’s like we were at peace,” Taylor recalled wistfully.

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Eight NWT communities to get faster, cheaper internet

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Eight communities in NWT and one in the Yukon next spring will get faster browsing speeds and see their high internet fees drop 60 per cent next April.

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Inuvik Muslims gear up to celebrate Ramadan with community

May 18, 2018 - Inuvik

North America’s Northernmost mosque will be holding a community feast during the month of Ramadan, which began this week, to celebrate the holy month.  

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AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Grads recognized

May 18, 2018 - Kivalliq

Listed below are the graduates of other Nunavut Arctic College programs in Kivalliq communities outside of Rankin

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EDITORIAL: NHL hockey for the lucky few

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

Forgive us for venturing beyond Hay River’s boundaries for this editorial comment, but we can’t really help it.

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Councillors reflect back and look forward

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Though the municipal election is still five months away, three city councillors have already entered the race.

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Aurora Research Institute helping develop CubeSat

May 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik youth will have the chance to take part in an extra-terrestrial project in September.

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Hay River class recognized in Parks Canada contest

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

A Grade 9 class at Diamond Jenness Secondary School has earned an honourable mention in a country-wide contest by Parks Canada.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Community-wide yard sale set in Enterprise

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

Enterprise

Enterprise will host a community-wide yard sale at various locations on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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