COLUMN: I’m still here: a true story

October 18, 2018 - Kivalliq

This piece has taken me longer to write than most I can remember and I struggled for a good long time wondering if I did write it, how would it be received by folks I’ve lived with in Rankin Inlet for almost 20 years and people I know across the Kivalliq.

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Former health minister speaks at circumpolar conference in Denmark

Former Nunavut health minister Levinia Brown of Rankin Inlet address the delegates at he International Congress on Circumpolar Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy Dennis Frandsen
October 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Copenhagen

Nunavut’s former health minister Levinia Brown of Rankin Inlet said she was proud to be asked to be a keynote speaker at the International Congress on Circumpolar Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, this past Aug. 15.

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Remote connectivity, Indigenous consultation hot topics at summit

October 18, 2018 - Inuvik

The Internet Society held its second annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Inuvik last week. Discussions at the summit focused on sharing solutions to ensure good Internet connectivity in rural and remote communities, and consulting with Indigenous groups when implementing these solutions.

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‘Victims shouldn’t be in cells,’ but arresting Mounties had few options: RCMP boss

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife Mounties who arrested a victim of sexual assault instead of taking her to the hospital faced limited options, and were acting within their authority and with the safety of the victim in mind, says RCMP G Division boss Insp. Alex Laporte.

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Carbon Tax “a wash” says MLA Cory Vanthuyne

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the GNWT awaits clarity on federal carbon pricing, the territories and provinces are “facing a mess that is derailing more and more each passing week,” said MLA Cory Vanthuyne.

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MLAs press education minister on social work program

Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green questioned whether cheaper pot prices are enough to expel pot's criminal element once legalization takes effect. NNSL file photo.
October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the department of education waits to fill its associate deputy minister position with an expert, the Aurora College social program is under no plan for short-term preservation.

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Inuvik Liquor Store will not sell cannabis

October 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Cannabis is legal in Canada, as of Oct. 17, but the Inuvik Liquor Store will not sell it, unlike its counterparts in Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Norman Wells.

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No new rules for MED officers and cannabis consumption

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Municipal Enforcement Division officers won’t be bound by any new restrictions for off-duty cannabis use following legalization, according to the City of Yellowknife.

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AVENS has new CEO

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

AVENS Community for Seniors has a new interim CEO.

Past Chairman of the Board of the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation and former NWT MLA Daryl Dolynny will start immediately and hold the position until the end of April 2019.

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Former bylaw boss heads new division

Former MED manager Doug Gillard has been reassigned as manager of the city's new Emergency Management Division. NNSL file photo.
October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Former bylaw boss Doug Gillard has been reassigned as manager of the city’s newly created Emergency Management Division.

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United Church minister to retire

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

When Peter Chynoweth gives his last sermon on Oct. 28, the Yellowknife United Church (YUC) minister will look back on more than a decade of personal fulfillment in the community.

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On anniversary of death, fan remembers Gord Downie’s music – and message

October 17, 2018

One year after the death of celebrated Canadian rock icon Gord Downie, a Yellowknife resident is remembering the Tragically Hip front man’s music – and message – in an eye-catching way.

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Committee slams scant details on Mineral Resources Act

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Editors note: This story was revised to reflect a clarification that the letter was sent on behalf of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment and does not reflect to personal opinion of Cory Vanthuyne as chair of the committee. 

 

As the legislative assembly resumes, revamping the NWT’s resource royalty regime and royalty reporting transparency rules is not on the table, says Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Minister Wally Schumann.

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LKDFN negotiator presses 18th assembly on Thaidene Nene legislation

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Thaidene Nene could be a model for reconciliation as one of the most “progressive” relationship building exercises in Canada recognizing Indigenous jurisdiction and authority.

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Several firearms stolen from Yellowknife garage, say RCMP

October 17, 2018

Yellowknife RCMP are investigating another theft of multiple firearms in the city after they say a garage was broken into Tuesday evening.

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 a.m. this morning, a detached garage on Haener Drive was broken into, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

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Allain St-Cyr to host grand opening of extension

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

New classroom items and furniture pieces were being hauled into the new extension of Ecole Allain St-Cyr School, Wednesday in preparation of a grand opening, next month.

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Cannabis craziness in Yellowknife

Justin Melville, examines the first legally purchased Cannabis in the territory. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

“We ended 95 years of stupidity.”

That’s what Kieron Testart, MLA for Kam Lake, had to say while watching the close to 50 patrons looking to get their hands on cannabis inside the uptown Liquor Store.

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GNWT not planning to offer airlift compensation

At a bid of $1.75 million, Summit Air, with its fleet of cargo planes, was the successful bidder on the GNWT's airlift contract for Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Paulatuk. photo courtesy of Summit Air
October 17, 2018 - Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk

There will be no immediate help from the GNWT’s Department of Infrastructure for those who are without vehicles or for businesses that take on extra expense due to the airlift that is replacing sealift.

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Red tape suffocates Yellowknife baker

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife baker is raising concerns over the amount of red tape surrounding commercial low-risk food operations in the city.

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All woman candidates elected

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

For the first time in nearly a quarter century, Yellowknife will have a woman as mayor.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BOOKS: Dene woman’s tale of learning and growing through adversity

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

by John Mutford

Catherine Lafferty’s Northern Wildflower is an inspiring memoir filled with engaging anecdotes and insight.

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Major League Soccer comes to Yellowknife

Robin Kaahangoro heads up the floor with the ball along with Shannon Mercer during a scrimmage as part of the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy training session at the Multiplex on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Hockey camps in Yellowknife have always had top-notch instructors with impressive resumes come up from the south and teach what they’ve taught to National Hockey League players.

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Trustee incumbents show strong finish at both Yk school boards

Two of the three newcomers running for the Yellowknife Catholic school board were elected, along with five incumbents. An election forum was held at St. Joseph School, Oct. 10. From left are Erin Currie (elected), John Hazenburg, Lori Macmillan Gallant (elected), Candace Meadus (elected), Revi Lau-a (elected), Tina Schauerte (elected), Steven Voytilla (elected), and Miles Welsh (elected). At far right is moderator and YCS superintendent Claudia Parker. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Both school boards in the city will see minimal changes to the names on trustee name plates following Monday’s election.  

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EDITORIAL: Women take charge

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s been a long depressing fact that few women run for public office in the Northwest Territories and even fewer get elected.

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GO Ball hosts annual basketball Tournament

Taya Straker, right, tries to fend off Madeleine Kapraelian during action in the U14 division of the McLennan Ross GO Play 3-on-3 Tournament at St. Pat's Gymnasium on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s one of the most popular girls-only sporting events going today in Yellowknife and the 2018 version hit St. Pat’s and Weledeh Gymnasiums for its latest go-round.

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SPORTS CHECK: Futsal coach returns

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

The head coach of Canada’s men’s national futsal team is coming back to town for a second straight year to work with NWT Soccer.

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DT Electric Futures U14 boys team takes shape after tryouts

Louise Caparas eyes up the hoop as Charles Yatco defends him during a tryout for the DT Electric U14 boys basketball team at Range Lake North Gymnasium this past Saturday. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Having 28 potential players to choose from is a good problem to have for any coach.

It means the interest is there.

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Junk hauled from hotel site

Fuel drums labelled as containing polymethylene polyphenyl isocyanate, a chemical used to make polyurethane foam, and hydraulic oil that once sat on the lot in front of Chateau Nova Yellowknife, on 48 Street, have been removed. Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo.
October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

The pugnacious developer behind Chateau Nova Yellowknife is finally cleaning up the lot in front of his hotel on 48 Street.

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Marine Training Centre gets an official opening in Hay River

At the ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Oct. 13 to officially open the Marine Training Centre were, left to right, Deputy Mayor Donna Lee Jungkind; Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson; Infrastructure Minister and Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann; Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod; Chief Roy Fabian of K'atlodeeche First Nation; and Elizabeth Cayen, executive director of the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 16, 2018 - Hay River

An official opening was held Oct. 13 for the Marine Training Centre, the first facility of its kind in the NWT.

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Surprise invitation to play with Yk team at national soccer championships

October 16, 2018 - Hay River

A young soccer player from Hay River got to experience a national championship tournament earlier this month after a surprise invitation to compete with a team from Yellowknife.

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