Satellite station provides student opportunities

November 23, 2017 - Inuvik

Both commercial and government ground station facilities are in operation just off Airport Road, something the Geographic Information Systems Day, celebrated November 15, looked to celebrate.

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NWT groups optimistic about housing

November 23, 2017 - Yellowknife

A number of people weighing in on Canada’s National Housing Strategy are giving the federal government a pat on the back for acknowledging the North’s unique housing needs.

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Students give back

November 23, 2017 - Yellowknife

A group of civic-minded students at St. Joseph School banded together this week to give back to families in their school community.

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Minister should explain work ahead for helping seniors

November 23, 2017 - Yellowknife

It’s easy to find a host of analysis, plans and primers on the pressure being placed on the country to deal with the acute demographic shift we’re experiencing.

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Youth share caribou management knowledge

November 23, 2017 - Kivalliq

Youth in the Kivalliq know about caribou management, and are proud to share that knowledge.

Thirty-seven students responded to the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board’s poster and essay contest. Entries were to deal with one of three themes: respectful caribou harvest, the importance of harvest reporting, or cumulative effects.

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New road means badminton

November 23, 2017 - Inuvik

Students at Mangilaluk School in Tuktoyaktuk missed out on an East Three School volleyball tournament earlier this year because the cost of flights would have been over $8,000.

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Craft fair a family job

November 23, 2017 - Inuvik

The theme of the Christmas Craft Fair last weekend seemed to be the teamwork among artists and their loved ones.

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Editorial: Smoking ban needs to consider consequences

November 23, 2017 - Yellowknife

Spitting is already banned in the city, as is littering, failing to pick up after one’s dog and smoking in front of building entrances.

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Proud to be from Tuk

November 23, 2017 - Tuktoyaktuk

Part of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway was inside the Donald Kuptana Sr. Memorial Arena in Tuktoyaktuk during celebrations for its opening Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Sir John Franklin and St. Pat’s share the spoils at Wade Hammer Challenge Cup

November 22, 2017 - Yellowknife

If you were to write the postscript for the 2017 Wade Hamer Challenge Cup, it would be that one winning streak continued while another could be about to begin.

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It’s all in the game

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

The public library is starting something new with a traditional form of entertainment – board games.

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Nunavut cabinet assigned its work for the next four years

November 21, 2017 - Iqaluit

The 22 MLAs of Nunavut’s 5th legislative assembly elected seven cabinet ministers Nov. 17, and today Premier Paul Quassa assigned them portfolios.

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Christmas classic returns to airwaves

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

After a successful series of performances prior to last Christmas, the radio play It’s a Wonderful Life is returning to the Hay River Heritage Centre.

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City council hears public feedback on budget draft

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

Reduce poverty, study the potential for a Northern university, and build a mountain bike park.

These are a few of the projects some Yellowknifers hope will get funding out of the 2018 city budget.

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Aurora College review process “writing on the wall,” says retired social worker

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife woman is raising a red flag over the fact that the association representing Northern social workers has been left off a list of organizations being consulted for the foundational review of Aurora College.

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De Beers hosts lunch for high school girls interested in STEM

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

Olivia Laureijs shrugs off the notion that a male-dominated industry is one to shy away from.

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New restaurant in old Coyotes won’t open this year

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

Yellowknifers anxious to know exactly what is going into the old Coyotes building uptown will have to wait a little while longer.

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Former track star pleads guilty to child porn

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

A one-time Hay River track star pleaded guilty to several child pornography-related charges in NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Nov. 20.

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Wolfpack senior girls outfit claims victory at Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

Defending a title is always tough. Just ask anyone who’s ever done it.

The Yellowknife Wolfpack’s senior girls outfit had that chore at the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival this past weekend in Calgary and like a good champion does, they came out on top but were pushed to the limit to do it.

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Sir John Franklin and St. Pat’s renew the battle in Wade Hamer Challenge Cup

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

It’s inevitable and also a sucker’s bet that Sir John Franklin and St. Pat’s will meet somewhere down the line in a scholastic sports event of some kind when the banner is on the line.

When has it never happened since both schools have been around?

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Sport North seeking cultural delegates

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

Sport North, in conjunction with the NWT Arts Council, is accepting applications for cultural performing delegates for Team NWT at the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.

It is seeking six cultural delegates and one manager interested in participating at the South Slave 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith.

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Tribute paid to industry leaders at MAX Awards

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines paid tribute to leaders in mining and exploration at the inaugural Mining and Exploration (MAX) Awards last week.

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First Nation seeks cash for arena

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

K’atlodeeche First Nation is still searching for more money to build a natural ice arena on the Hay River Reserve.

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Seniors’ society wants new government approach to elders

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

The NWT Seniors’ Society and the territorial minister aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on how to tackle issues affecting the aging population.

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Unsightly properties get break for winter

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

Coun. Roger Candow asked about unsightly properties at town council’s municipal services committee meeting on Nov. 14.

In response to the municipal enforcement report for October, Candow recalled seeing some unsightly properties in the report at one point in time.

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For those who want to rock

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

Years ago, thousands had gathered for a concert at what was then called Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. The lights went way down creating an almost complete dark void in the arena.

As thousands waited, the darkness was pierced by the nearly deafening sound of bells.

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Ice crossing opens for winter

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

The main ice crossing between the Hay River Reserve and Hay River opened for the season on the morning of Nov. 17.

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Eskimos named in pride, not racism

November 21, 2017 - Kivalliq

If ever there was a prime example of the disconnect between what different people view as important, it’s the revived kerfuffle over the nickname of Edmonton’s Canadian Football League team, the Eskimos.

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K’amba Carnival committee to meet

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

The K’amba Carnival committee will meet early next week.

The meeting is set for Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Chief Lamalice Complex on the Hay River Reserve.

Among the issues to be discussed in advance of the 2018 carnival are fundraising ideas, plans for carnival activities, dog races and volunteers.

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Santa Claus is coming to town

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

The annual Santa Claus Parade set for Dec. 1 is poised to open with enthusiasm from it’s organizer with the recreation department of the Town of Hay River.

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Arbitration rolls on between Northland Utilities and Town of Hay River

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

It has been almost a year since the electricity franchise for the Town of Hay River officially expired with Northland Utilities (NWT) Ltd.

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Naujaat gears up for Christmas Food Drive

November 21, 2017

‘Tis the time of year when goodwill abounds and communities pull together and, in Naujaat, that means the start of the hamlet’s annual Christmas Food Drive.

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Festival of Trees set for PA School

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

The annual Festival of Trees will be back for another year at Princess Alexandra School.

The seasonal event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 25.

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Craftspeople seek GNWT support

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

A call is being raised on the Hay River Reserve for more support for craftspeople and artists.

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Rankin welcomes new Zamboni machine

November 21, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet is the proud owner of a brand-new Zamboni machine to keep the ice at Nunavut’s busiest arena in tip-top shape during the 2017-18 hockey season.

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Aviation deal struck

November 21, 2017 - Nunavut

Nunavut-based Sarliaq Aviation — in partnership with Quebec transporter Nolinor Aviation — has signed a 10-year deal with Agnico Eagle Mines to provide air transportation for employees and cargo from Montreal and Abitibi-Temiscamingue to the company’s Kivalliq mining projects.

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Lifesavers come to call

November 21, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A small group of cadets were given a peek into the world of being a medevac nurse when Nicole Poirier and Julie Freeman paid them a visit to discuss their job duties in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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Violent week in Kivalliq

November 21, 2017 - Baker Lake/Rankin Inlet

It was a violent week in at least two Kivalliq communities earlier this month.

In Rankin Inlet, a woman was brought to the local health centre with multiple non-life threatening stab wounds on Nov. 10.

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A fashionable grand opening

November 21, 2017 - Iqaluit

It was a huge day for Victoria Kakuktinniq, formerly of Rankin Inlet, when she opened her new store in Iqaluit this past week.

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Woodland Manor expansion on target for end-of-year completion

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

The expansion of Woodland Manor is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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Addictions Week focuses on opiates

November 21, 2017 - NWT

Since April 1, 156 NWT residents have attended drug treatment programs—22 of which were for opiates.

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Cannabis tax too ‘hefty,’ says marijuana advocate

November 21, 2017 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife resident says the federal government’s proposed tax regime for legal cannabis is “hefty” and could be a turn off for people who are already familiar with black market prices.

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Court briefs: Man guilty of sexual interference with foot

November 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

A man is to be sentenced on Jan. 22 after being found guilty of sexual interference on an 11-year-old girl by using his foot.

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9-1-1 service will be in all 11 official NWT languages

November 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

Having 9-1-1 service in the NWT in all 11 official languages does not mean having a dispatch centre full of translators around the clock. So said Ashley Geraghty, the territorial government’s point man on the proposed emergency service.

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Dettah chief wants land claim settled next year

November 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

The chief of Dettah says he wants to see an agreement-in-principle on land, resources and self-government reached between the GNWT, federal government and Akaitcho Dene First Nations by 2018.

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