UPDATED: Plane crash in Dehcho leaves three dead

August 17, 2018

A Simpson Air Cessna 206 went down yesterday at 6:35 p.m. mountain time in the Dehcho region by Little Doctor Lake, confirmed a spokesperson from Transportation Safety Board of Canada. 

Teacher shortage could delay school year in six communities

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Classes could start later than expected for some students in six communities due to teacher shortages. The bulk of the 66.5 teaching vacancies that the Government of Nunavut still had to fill as of Aug. 15 exist in Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Iglulik, Iqaluit and Kimmirut, according to Heather Moffett, the Department of Education’s director of corporate services.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Show and shine set for unique vehicles

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

The first-annual Wally Schumann Sr. Memorial Show & Shine will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18.

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Shipping companies blame extensive ice, Coast Guard for sealift delays

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Impassable sea ice in some Nunavut waters coupled with too few Coast Guard ships has led to sealift delays of up to three weeks this year, according to the heads of sealift companies serving Nunavut.

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Filmmaker visits Friendship Centre

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

A nationally-known filmmaker brought her creative knowledge to Hay River last week.

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COLUMN: Until we meet again

August 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

During my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to know two of Canada’s most noteworthy independent newspaper publishers – Jack (Sig) Sigvaldason of Northern News Services Ltd. fame and Jim MacNeill of the infamous Eastern Graphic of Eastern Prince Edward Island.

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World record holder runs for peace in Inuvik, around the world

August 17, 2018 - Inuvik

Suresh Joachim has broken more than 60 Guinness World Records in the last 20 years.

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Hay River slo-pitch tournament another hit

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

Once again this year, the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in Hay River proved to be a big draw for teams from the NWT and northern Alberta.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: The North wouldn’t be the same without Sig

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

I would like to start this week’s column with a tribute to Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. He started this newspaper in 1972 on his kitchen table, after he had been fired from the News of the North. Not only did Yellowknifer grow and succeed but in a few years he even bought out News of the North.

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NWT youth cannabis use among the highest rates in country, says StatsCan

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Local youth have a higher likelihood of smoking pot on a regular basis than most of the country, states a new Statistics Canada report shows.

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Arctic Inspiration Prize promoted at conference

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

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

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Darrell Koch wins Mediocre Golf Association event with record score

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you think of the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association, you don’t really think of scores that would rival a regular tournament score.

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Private event pushes public from downtown park

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Concerns have been raised over the use of public parks after a private function took over a large portion of Somba K’e Civic Plaza, a popular public space last week.

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EDITORIAL: Make our history shine

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Con. Giant. Discovery. Ptarmigan. Burwash. Tom. Negus.

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SPORTS TALK: Golf – a serious and fun sport at the same time, especially in Yk

August 17, 2018

Once upon a time, someone told me that golf was a place where big-money deals were made.

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Dangers of pot usage to be addressed by driving schools

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

As law enforcement and educators in Yellowknife prepare for the legalization of marijuana this fall, another institution in the city is quietly shifting gears to address new realities for young people and impairment behind the wheel: driving schools.

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Squash players hit the court

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer is almost over … not that it really began to begin with.

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Local cafe owner wins entrepreneurial award

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Jawah Bernier opened her very first business at 24 and has since watched her cafe Birchwood Coffee Ko grow into a community and a labour of love.

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LETTER: Diamond mine party’s optics poor

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Nancy Vail

Yellowknife

Dear editor,

On the evening of Aug. 9, representatives from the Ekati Diamond Mine – with members of the NWT legislative assembly in attendance – organized a ‘celebration’ in Somba K’e plaza to mark the mine’s 20th year anniversary.

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NEWS IN BRIEF: YK Win Your Space finalists announced

August 17, 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.

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A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife didn’t have a team at any of the three host venues for this year’s Slo-Pitch National Canadian Championships but there were players on teams from outside the city.

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Rankin slo-pitch competitive on national stage

August 17, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Team New Era of Rankin Inlet showed Nunavut can be quite competitive on the national stage with a strong showing at the annual SPN National Slo-Pitch Championship at St. John’s, N.L., from Aug. 2-6.

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Inuvik Native Band chief resigns

August 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik Native Band chief Lawrence Neyando resigned August 3.

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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.

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Yk council mulls changes to 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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