Bylaw manager still has access to cameras: city boss

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Doug Gillard, the embattled manager of municipal enforcement, still has access to closed circuit cameras of city facilities, according to senior administrative officer Sheila Bassi-Kellett.

Gillard has been accused by two former bylaw officers of using the cameras to look at women from a screen in his office.

Kerry Nicholson and Jamie Fudge allege in sworn statements recorded by a lawyer in 2014 that Gillard used to show officers footage of women at the library and zoom in on them from his monitor.

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Final project set at Porritt Landing

January 18, 2018

The final project in the Porritt Landing revitalization in Hay River is planned to be complete by the end of the month.

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Wellness is about community

January 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Developing a sense of community was stressed during East Three Secondary School’s wellness day.

All four keynote speakers during the morning’s assembly talked about the importance of community Tuesday, Jan. 9.

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Arviat actors get an international hand

January 18, 2018 - Arviat

It was a special day at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat when it hosted the first international Connected North session on Jan. 11 with the Globe Theatre in London, England.

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Mayor at 24, and ready for the challenge

January 18, 2018 - Kimmirut

A trend is emerging in Nunavut: young women in politics.

The community of Kimmirut, with a population of approximately 450, has elected 24-year-old Ningeolaa Killiktee as mayor. She was sworn in Jan. 4 after a December election.

Senior administrative officer Kimberley Young thinks Killiktee may be the youngest mayor in the territory, though executive director of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities Brian Flemming could not confirm.

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Fort Smith man who triggered NWT Housing Corporation complaint “vindicated”

January 17, 2018 - Fort Smith

Lorell Gauthier, the daughter of a Fort Smith man who claimed NWT Housing Corporation’s method of collecting personal information infringed his rights, says her father feels “vindicated” following the release of a report from the territory’s information and privacy commissioner Wednesday.

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Man convicted in drunk driving death of Karen Lafferty sentenced

January 17, 2018

A Yellowknife man convicted in the drunk driving death of Karen Lafferty will spend two and a half years behind bars following a sentencing decision in NWT Supreme Court Wednesday.

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Town council should follow AWG example

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

For an issue that pops up on a semi-regular basis, you’d think town council would have a standard response when a vacancy arises in its midst.

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No timetable set to resume chemo program in Yk

January 17, 2018

Waking up in the morning is hard enough for anyone with stage-four lung cancer – but what is even tougher now for Christine Marlowe is getting up at 4 a.m and catching a flight after chemotherapy treatment.

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Yk man makes an organic meat voyage

January 17, 2018

A local contractor has returned after a quest to find quality organic food and deliver it to 60 residents.

Wade Friesen packed up his car and set out Jan. 9 at 6 a.m. for Edmonton, where he picked up orders from an Alberta grass-fed meat farm and brought back the product for Yellowknife residents to enjoy.

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Roger Candow resigns from Hay River town council

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River is down to six councillors, plus a mayor, following a resignation earlier this month.
Roger Candow submitted his resignation on Jan. 3.

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Editorial: Beatles lead the way in resurgent vinyl

January 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

One of the ‘perks’ I’ve always enjoyed in this place is being able to write the odd opinion piece on the music industry and those who make, or who have made, their livelihood from it. It’s a perk the community has gifted me – like it or not – due to the fact music plays such a big role in the Kivalliq.

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Pine Point Mining target of friendly acquisition

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

Pine Point Mining Ltd. – which has been exploring deposits remaining from a former mining operation east of Hay River – is now the target of a takeover bid.

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Cape Dorset mayor takes on wandering dogs, water trucks

January 17, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Days after being sworn in as mayor on Jan. 4, Timoon Toonoo served notice that he and hamlet council will take action on loose dogs and address the community’s water delivery woes.

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Hay River Soup Kitchen gets more support

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

After years of struggling to find enough money to operate, the Hay River Soup Kitchen – which helps feed the community’s hungry – has experienced a veritable flood of financial support over the past year.

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Inuktitut tribute concert kicks off Alianait season

January 17, 2018 - Iqaluit

Alianait kicks off its 2018 concert series with an Inuktitut music tribute.

The event was Alianait festival coordinator Alannah Johnston’s idea.

“I wanted an Inuktitut-songs concert,” said Johnston.

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Iglus become an attraction in Kugluktuk

January 17, 2018 - Kugluktuk

As the frozen conditions improve, Kugluktuk High School students will engage in a fifth season of iglu building in the coming weeks.

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Naujaat students all smiles after receiving presents from Nova Scotia

January 17, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School were given an early taste of Christmas when they each received a shoe box of gifts all the way from Sydney, N.S., on Dec. 13 in Naujaat.

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Idea for please-join-me cards imported from Australia

January 17, 2018 - Hay River

An idea from Down Under has been imported to Hay River to make the community more sociable.

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Jail time for Anawak, three-year driving ban for impaired driving

January 17, 2018 - Iqaluit

Jack Anawak – the former Nunatsiaq MP, Rankin Inlet North MLA, and candidate in the last federal and territorial elections – will serve 30 days at the Baffin Correctional Centre beginning Feb. 2.

Anawak pleaded guilty to a June 2017 impaired driving charge in November.

He was sentenced to a 30-day intermittent sentence at the Nunavut Court of Justice Jan. 15, meaning he will serve his sentence on weekends only.

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Calgary Flames give Naujaat family trip of a lifetime

January 17, 2018 - Naujaat

Macleod Arnatiaq, 14, was surprised, shocked, and over-the-moon happy when he was told by Tuugaalik High School vice-principal Julia MacPherson that he would be heading to Calgary to see an NHL game between the Flames and the Nashville Predators and getting to meet Calgary defenceman Travis Hamonic.

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Court briefs

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Family grieves for Karen Lafferty

A Yellowknife woman killed in a drunk driving accident on May Long weekend was remembered as kind and ambitious during a sentencing hearing Friday for Joshua Moore, the man convicted in her death.

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Holiday cheer for elders in January

January 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Moving the traditional elders’ breakfast from the middle of the holiday season to early January proved to be a big hit for the Kivalliq Inuit Associaion (KIA) in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.

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Town plans to take possession of new Rec Centre by end of the month

January 16, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has announced it will take possession of the new Rec Centre at the end of the month.

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Hay River’s Brendan Green named to Canadian Winter Olympic team

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s official – Brendan Green is a three-time Olympian.

Hay River’s favourite biathlon son will be returning for a third Winter Olympics after being named to Canada’s biathlon team that will be going to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 edition. Biathlon Canada announced its roster on Tuesday morning.

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Yellowknife city hall’s day of reckoning

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

To date, Yellowknifer has spoken to 10 former municipal enforcement officers who say their workplace was a toxic environment under manager Doug Gillard.

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Yellowknifer correction

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

There was an error in the photo feature in last Wednesday’s Yellowknifer (“A day at the Fieldhouse,” Jan. 10). Don Stewart was mis-indentified. He was the organizer of New Year’s Kick Off soccer tournament. Joe Acorn is president of the Yellowknife Bay Sundogs Soccer Association. Yellowknifer regrets the error and any embarrassment it may have caused.

 

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Wilson Elliot scores second place finish at Judo Canada Elite Nationals

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

You know you’ve hit the big time when you are attending invite-only sporting events.

Given that chance in Montreal this past weekend, Wilson Elliot showed everyone why he is the real deal.

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Season one of Junior NBA comes to a close in Yellowknife

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Whenever a new program starts out, there’s always anxiety about how it’s going to go.

Basketball NWT had that feeling about the Junior NBA program in its inaugural season in Yellowknife but it ended up being unfounded.

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Upcoming events in Yellowknife

January 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Check out what’s happening this month and beyond.

Welders Daughter Live (Reoccurring Event)
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Enjoy the musical stylings of the Gold Range’s in-house band, Welders Daughter.

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Update: Missing woman found

January 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP have located 35-year-old Jolene Algona, who had been reported missing.

Police thanked the public and media for their assistance in a release Monday evening.

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UPDATE : Kam Lake Road reopened following Monday sewage spill

January 15, 2018

All City of Yellowknife Public Works Crews were called to a scene 8:30 a.m. Monday following a burst pipe at 8:30 on Kam Lake Road. In a tweet Tuesday morning, the City of Yellowknife stated the road was re-opened at approximately 12:30 a.m. and no cause for the incident has been determined.

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Yk bylaw boss under fire

January 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A number of former bylaw officers are making allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying against the manager of the Municipal Enforcement Division.

In sworn testimonies made to a lawyer in 2014 and interviews with News/North, former officers allege Doug Gillard created a toxic work environment in which inappropriate sexual and physical behaviour, and sexual comments, were not only accepted, but promoted.

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Kids copy what we say and do

January 14, 2018 - NWT

A guy told me the other day, “That was a good article on bullying. Keep writing about things like that. Please understand that people don’t just start bullying out of the blue. They probably learn it at home.” Eschia!

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Power outages this week in Aklavik

January 14, 2018 - Aklavik

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation is advising Aklavik residents to expect occasional rolling power outages until Friday as it updates its local power plant.

The outages won’t be all day, according to NTPC’s statement, but are expected to just last a few minutes at a time.

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Twists and turns at Providence sled dog race

January 14, 2018

“Several surprises and highlights” comprised the 2017 Deh Gah Christmas Sled Dog Races in Fort Providence, according to organizer Susan Fleck with Deh Gah Dog Mushers Club.

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The other side of residential schools

January 14, 2018 - NWT

A very happy new year to all you good people, let’s hope 2018 is a positive year! I know my agenda and my fight will continue to be for the highway.

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Sports Talk: All hail the worst of 2017 in sports

January 14, 2018 - North

I bumped into someone at the local co-operative supermarket here in Yellowknife during the Christmas season and they wondered if I was going to do a Top 10 list, as I always do to ring in the new year of Sports Talk. This person suggested I do the best 10 plays as something different. Since you all know how I roll, there isn’t a snowflake’s chance in Alabama I’m going to do that.

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Koana for making season bright

January 14, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

AIK. UKIUK NUTAMI KUVIAHURITTIK. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. NIGLATAKPIAKHUNI HILA HAMNA. HIKINIK KULVALIKTUK QUANA. KAUMALIKTUK NUNAKPUT. NUTAKKAT UTTIKMIYUT ILIHAKTUT. IKALUKTUTIAKMIUTAT ULAPKIVAKTUT KUVIAHUVIKMI. QUANAKPIAK IKAYUKTUT. ALIAHUKTUT INUIN NAMAKTUT. PIKHIKPAKTUKLU NUNA. ILANI ALAPPAIKNAIKPAKTUK. ILLA NAMAKTURUT. NAMAKLUHI.

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GNWT monitoring deer disease

January 14, 2018 - Saskatchewan/Alberta

A fatal, infectious disease to which there is no cure is slowly spreading among deer populations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and one infected herd has been spotted close to 100 km from territory through which NWT caribou roam, according to an Alberta researcher.

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Vehicle strikes, kills woman in blizzard

January 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

A woman, struck by a motor vehicle in Iqaluit Jan. 6, later died from her injuries.

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On religion and belief

January 13, 2018 - NWT

Friends, one of the best things about education is it puts you in a place where you get to use your mind the way it is intended, that of thinking through whatever subject or issue there is before you.

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Team NWT releases uniform

January 13, 2018 - NWT

Team NWT now knows what it will look like when it marches out for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River this March.

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Science, knowledge projects funded

January 13, 2018 - NWT

Six projects run by five NWT organizations are among 41 Northern-themed projects across Canada that were funded for the 2017-2019 period by the federal government at the end of last year.

Aurora College will get close to $450,000 over two years to create a long-term sustainability plan for country food systems, as well as education and outreach to develop science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects for youth in the Beaufort Delta. Gameti and Deline will each get $80,000 over two years to create their diesel-use reduction strategies.

The Gwich’in Tribal Council will get just over $150,000 for upgrades and training for its multi-use on-the-land centre. The Wek’eezhii Renewable Resources Board will get $74,790 for the Tlicho Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program.

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NWT leads nation in healthcare costs

January 13, 2018 - NWT

The top health official for the territory says the department’s costs, growing year over year, don’t look to decrease.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information released a report last year citing the cost to deliver health care in the NWT as $17,150 per person—the highest in the nation. Canada’s overall cost was $6,604.

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Nunavut’s communities seek say on marijuana

January 13, 2018 - Nunavut

With marijuana legalization set to take effect July 1, some of Nunavut’s municipalities want to know if they’ll be able to decide whether cannabis will be controlled or prohibited, as they do with alcohol.

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