Remembrance Day every day

November 20, 2018

Guest comment by Jack Bourassa, regional executive vice-president, North; for the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

Since 1918, November 11, 11 A.M has been a distinguished time – it’s not only a time to remember, but also to reflect and learn. Many of us might have attended a ceremony or observed a moment of silence. The date and the time mark the end of hostilities during World War I (WWI), that took the lives of more than 60,000 Canadians. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. This made it, internationally, a day to commemorate.

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The deepening hole in housing

November 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Say what you will about Justin Trudeau’s Liberals but they cannot be easily accused of being ungenerous with taxpayers’ money.

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Denecho King speaks at sentencing hearing, Crown calls for 17-year sentence

November 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Convicted killer Denecho King fought back tears as he pleaded with a NWT Supreme Court judge to impose the minimum sentence for second-degree murder during a hearing Friday.

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Public pitches on budget

Dylan Short/NNSL photo Carly Bradley, Folk on the Rocks executive producer, presents to council asking for renovations to the festival’s main stage to be funded in this year’s budget.
November 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

A number of user groups lobbied City Council Monday evening to persuade them that they deserved funding in the 2019 budget.

A total of four groups spent close to two hours asking for a number of initiatives running from climbing wall staff to trail extensions to a new Folk on the Rocks stage to be priced out and included in the 2019 budget.

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‘Is there even a reason?,’ questions, grief linger as Denecho King awaits fate

November 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Heather Poluk looks for her big brother John Wifladt “everywhere.”

In the many books he left behind, she finds him on earmarked pages. Why was it creased? What piqued his interest? She tries to guess.

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Bathurst and Bluenose-East caribou herd decline ‘deadly serious’

November 20, 2018 - NWT

The latest population surveys conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources indicate both the Bathurst and Bluenose-East caribou herds “continue to decline significantly,” officials announced today.

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Making the case in favour of money

Alec Sunrise, left, a former chief of K'athlodeeche First Nation (KFN), chats with Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia. Louie was the keynote speaker at the KFN Mining Symposium held in Hay River on Nov. 14 & 15. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
November 20, 2018

Hay River heard a decidedly pro-business message last week from a well-known Aboriginal leader from British Columbia.

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Northern Student wins national award

2111Science61 photo courtesy of Dana Harris Dana Harris conducts research on jack pines outside of Yellowknife in 2017.
November 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Northern born and raised graduate student recently won two awards for research she has been conducted in the Northwest Territories.

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Hay River’s Superior Sound hits 40 years

Superior Sound - a family business in Hay River - was founded 40 years ago this month. Brian Kovatch, right, was one of the founders, while his son Craig Kovatch now manages the store. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
November 20, 2018

Superior Sound – an electronics store in Hay River – recently hit its 40th year in business.

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Remembering winter caribou harvests

November 20, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

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IN MY VIEW: Preparing for cold weather

In My View with Harry Maksagak
November 20, 2018

As the weather begins to change from mild to cold, we have to think about being ready for this.

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Changes to hamlet administration

November 20, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven has a new senior administrative officer (SAO) in Ed Devereaux. He moves up from finance director to take over from David Stockley, who has accepted the SAO role in Pond Inlet.

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Joint ventures bring benefits to Lutsel K’e

November 20, 2018 - Lutsel K'e

Denesoline Corporation keeps finding ways for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation to add revenue streams.

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Convicted cabbie loses bid to get back on road

November 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife taxi driver who continued to drive his cab after being convicted of assaulting a passenger has lost his bid to get back on the road.

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GUEST COMMENT: Yellowknife deserves MLAs that hold government accountable

November 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Guest comment by Kevin O’Reilly, MLA for Frame Lake

I would like to thank Gary Vivian for his guest commentary on my track record as an MLA and the Yellowknifer for an opportunity to respond.

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Snowmobilers unite in Hay River

A Hay River Snowmobile Club is in the process of being created. Among the founders are, left to right, David Scheller, Darryl Buhler and Tyler Townend. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
November 20, 2018

A club for snowmobilers is being created in Hay River.

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Hay River offers something different for Yellowknife

Dayna King, left, and Nikki Ashton - the co-owners of La Dee Dah Boutique in Hay River - are about to expand the business with a store in Yellowknife. The sisters are aiming to open the Yellowknife store on Nov. 23. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
November 19, 2018

La Dee Dah Boutique is about to grow beyond Hay River.

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A Christmas gift of song in Hay River

A Hay River Community Choir has been reorganized for two performances this Christmastime after an absence of about 25 years. The choir will be directed by Lynne Ashton, centre, and will include singers Barry Ashton, left, and Marj Whiting. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
November 19, 2018

It’s been about 25 years since the united voices of a community choir have sung out in Hay River.

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NWT Youth Ambassadors Program hosts training weekend in Yellowknife

November 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

They are the NWTs own volunteer army, if you will, spreading the goodwill, cheer and knowledge of the North to the world.

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Kerry Galusha misses playoffs at Red Deer Curling Classic by one shot

November 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s safe to say Kerry Galusha is no longer making up the numbers on the World Curling Tour circuit this season. She’s out to win.

Galusha and her rink of Sarah Koltun, Brittany Tran and Shona Barbour were on the brink of making the playoffs at the Red Deer Curling Classic in Alberta on Sunday. All they had to do was beat Amber Holland of Alberta in their final qualification game.

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Mixed reaction for union’s efforts

November 19, 2018 - yellowknife

Not all people leaving a Union of Northern Workers’ annual general meeting Monday were happy with the direction union leadership is taking in negotiating a new contract for territorial government workers.

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Hay River minds turn to mining

Jeff Hussey, president and CEO of Osisko Metals, holds a piece of rock from the company's Pine Point exploration property at the K'atlodeeche First Nation Mining Symposium, held on Nov. 14 & 15 in Hay River. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
November 19, 2018

While a mining conference was held last week in Hay River, everyone’s thoughts were squarely on a site about 70 km to the east.

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Police probing ‘suspicious’ death of Yellowknife cab driver

November 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP is investigating the “suspicious” death of a taxi driver found inside a cab outside of Stanton Territorial Hospital, say police.

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Tom Cochrane booked for Kitikmeot Trade Show

November 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Kitikmeot Trade Show won’t take place until February, but Tom Cochrane has already been confirmed as the major entertainer for the event.

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EDITORIAL: New jail should be made by Nunavummiut

November 19, 2018

The story of the beleaguered Baffin Correctional Centre continues to have its twists and turns.

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Residential school survivors and descendants urge better supports

November 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dozens of people attended a meeting last week and told the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) that onerous paperwork made going through the residential school settlement difficult or impossible for survivors.

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Jamie Koe apologizes for team’s behaviour in Red Deer

November 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s been a rough last 48 hours for Jamie Koe but he’s trying to turn the page and make amends for what happened at the Red Deer Curling Classic.

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Canada Winter Games girls hockey team wins in Calgary

November 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Step one of the road toward the Canada Winter Games for the NWT’s girls hockey team has been a successful one.

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ROY ERASMUS: Outsmart the cold and flu

November 18, 2018 - Ndilo

I decided to research and write this article on cold and flu because I had a cold and my wife caught it from me. Eschia!

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Regulatory superboard was a bad idea

November 17, 2018 - NWT

With the introduction of Bill C-88 in the House of Commons on Nov. 8, the creation of a land, water and resource management superboard in the NWT has essentially ground to a halt.

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