Indigenous people are the future of the NWT. The process that began with the devolution of governing powers from Ottawa in the 1970s will continue until the sound and fury of colonization fades into the history books of this Indigenous majority jurisdiction. Read More
Many of us know someone with a drinking problem, or we ourselves may drink too much. And many of us laugh about things that happen while we’re drinking, like someone getting into a fight, getting hurt while doing something stupid, or just making a fool of themselves. Eschia! Read More
The Fitz Bombers of Fort Smith came close to winning the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in Hay River earlier this month, losing in the final. Read More
I have been spring cleaning in my paper world these last few days. I have collected information that will help people at the grassroots. In Norman Wells, you cannot even buy magazines or major newspapers. We have three territorial newspapers that we receive weekly and, of course, the news on television. Read More
A notice to the public issued by the mayor of Norman Wells citing inaccuracies in media coverage of a civil legal matter does not single out News/North, according to the mayor. Read More
A major drug bust in Hay River resulting in the arrests of 11 people, and charges against nine of them last week may be connected to a slo-pitch softball tournament that took place around the same time.
Between Aug. 4 and 7, the Hay River RCMP and the force’s ‘G’ Division Federal Investigations Unit conducted a drug enforcement called “Operation Grand Slam.”
The operation culminated with the arrests and five residential search warrants being executed on Aug. 7.
The first repairs to the $202 million Deh Cho Bridge will continue until the end of October, with traffic reduced at time to one lane.
According to Greg Hanna, spokesperson for the territorial government’s Dept. of Infrastructure, which includes transportation, the work only involves the bridge approach embankments, not the actual bridge structure itself.
A Deline man was sentenced to 18 months in jail after a dramatic alcohol-fueled, firearm related incident in that community earlier this year.. Jamie Takazo, 43, was handed his punishment by judge Andrew Mahar in court in Yellowknife on Aug. 1. Read More
Two researchers looking into muskrat populations in the region report that the numbers seem to be up lately.
“Their populations are cyclic, but this low has been much more extended than usual – at least 10 to 15 years, but in some places longer – and an increase should have been observed a while ago,” said Chanda Turner, who is doing her master’s research on the subject.
Three researchers are working on two separate but related projects looking into the health of fish in the region, and they want as much feedback from local anglers as possible.
Representatives from the U.S. consulate will be travelling to Inuvik in September in search of American citizens.
The group will be available to conduct routine consular services for U.S. citizens, such as passport renewals and records of births and deaths.
A new survey of dall sheep in the Richardson Mountains, between Aklavik and Fort McPherson, shows the population’s numbers on the rise, which means the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board is lifting its voluntary closure on hunting the animals.
The GRRB’s June survey showed the population has climbed from 496 in 2014 to 647 now.
When the population fell below 500, the GRRB enacted a recommendation in its management plan to call for a voluntary closure of hunting dall sheep, but now the population is back in a safer range.
Wildlife biologist Édouard Bélanger, who took part in the survey, said it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact reasons for the population change.
People’s attitudes towards impaired driving are beginning to shift in the territory, the mother of a young girl killed in a drunk driving crash says.
Members of the Ulukhaktok Western Drummers and Dancers are riding high after a whirlwind trip to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto last week.
The group performed at York University on opening night and again at McMaster University the next night as part of the territory’s cultural contingent sent to the games.
Though it’s a long process with many complicating factors, if the climate were to continue changing in accordance with recent trends, that could mean some significant landscape changes up and down the Mackenzie Valley.
Planet Labs missed its second chance to track satellites from its Inuvik station during its mid-July launch.
The company, along with Kongsberg Satellite of Norway and local business New North Networks, invested approximately $10 million in the commercial satellite station between town and the airport but its antennae have yet to be used as the company’s application for a licence still sits with Global Affairs Canada.
Opinion – When the Heart Says No by Roy Erasmus
Notice all those people walking, running, or biking while using earphones or earbuds? Well, please don’t do that. And, please tell your kids to leave their headphones at home while walking, running, or biking outside. It’s not safe. Eschia!