Arts & Entertainment

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Time to hug a tree or pet a rock

April 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

It is soon to be Earth Week, once again. A time to go outside and hug a tree, pet a rock, kiss an icicle, talk to the birds and commune with nature. Chances are, it will make you feel better and after the long winter’s night, breathing in some fresh air that isn’t frigid, is a real treat. The big melt is coming, and this winter’s mini ice age is ending.

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FROM HANSARD: Justice a challenge in the North

March 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly March 15. Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart is questioning Justice Minister Louis Sebert about the latest Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s second Report Card on the Criminal Justice System, released March 5, which again gave the NWT failing grades in many categories.

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Prolific children’s author to visit Hay River

February 23, 2018 - Hay River

A prolific and award-winning writer of children’s books will visit Hay River and the Hay River Reserve next week.

Ontario’s Helaine Becker – who has written more than 70 books – will be here on Feb. 27 for a presentation at Chief Sunrise Education Centre and at NWT Centennial Library that evening.

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Arts groups ask for a piece of lottery pie

February 8, 2018 - Yellowknife
Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo
Arts advocate Eli Purchase asks MLAs on Wednesday to consider adding arts organizations to the sports and recreation groups that get proceeds from lottery ticket sales.

Artists and arts organizations are asking to be included as beneficiaries of money raised through lottery ticket sales.

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