Members of K’atlodeeche First Nation have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting a $28.3-million settlement for a promise made in Treaty 8.
In a Nov. 28 referendum, 97 per cent of members voted to accept the agricultural benefits settlement agreement negotiated between the First Nation and the federal government. Read More
Fire alarms in a snow castle? The odd pairing is just one of the demands organizers of the Snowking Winter Festival will have to meet following a list of orders put forth by NWT Fire Marshal Chucker Dewar.
Creators of the annual castle say they’re now scrambling to comply before construction begins. Read More
The NWT Seniors’ Society and the territorial minister aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on how to tackle issues affecting the aging population. Read More
A number of people weighing in on Canada’s National Housing Strategy are giving the federal government a pat on the back for acknowledging the North’s unique housing needs. Read More
A Tuktoyaktuk man is furious, claiming RCMP used a Taser on his 15-year-old son and said he has the photo to prove it. News/North has chosen not to use the man’s name because it could help identify his son, who his father said is facing a criminal charge. Read More
NWT RCMP Traffic Services and detachments across the territory have begun their annual holiday traffic enforcement patrols and check stops. The campaign, dubbed Operation Gingerbread, runs until January 1. The initiative is designed to prevent people from driving impaired and to keep NWT roads safe over the holidays, stated RCMP in a news release. Police will also be checking snowmobile and ATV drivers. Read More
Good job North West Company for including Indigenous languages on grocery store shelves. Since the beginning of October, 15 stores across the NWT have had between 80 and 100 items translated into Indigenous languages, including Tlicho, Chipewyan, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, South Slavey and North Slavey. Read More
Lawyer Michael J. Hardin has been made an honourary member of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines.
Hardin was awarded the honour for his work in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut ensuring the minerals industry “promote responsible resource development, and achieve the corresponding environmental, economic and social goals,” stated a recent news release. Hardin’s education in biology, time doing environmental regulatory work with the federal government and career as counsel to the minerals industry have made him an “astute judge of environmental legislation,” stated the chamber.
Gahcho Kue Mine released third-quarter results this week.
During the first 10 months of 2017, the mine – owned and operated by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds – produced over five million diamond carats. De Beers Canada CEO Kim Truter stated much of the early success could be attributed to the “tremendous project phase” which set the mine up with the right technical, safety and economic cultures.
The Great Northern Arts Festival’s 29th year was a perilous one in some ways, with funding challenges almost pulling the plug on its signature summer event, but spirits are high going into the organization’s 30th anniversary and local vendors must be happy with the cash that came in at the recent Christmas craft fair. Read More
The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation has cancelled contracts with a Hay River company to build modular homes for communities around the territory.
The move came after Concept Energy Services Ltd. fell far behind on the work.
“It was very unfortunate we had to look at cancelling the contracts with Concept Energy Services,” said Tom Williams, president and CEO of the corporation. Read More
With the new floor covering for the hockey arena at the Midnight Sun Complex, the Town of Inuvik is eying the potential to host more conferences and events to help support the local economy.
The new flooring, which sits on top of the ice, was used for the first time at the Northwest Territories Tourism conference early November. Read More
The Fort Smith Santa Claus Parade will take place on Dec. 3.
The parade will begin at 3:15 p.m. at the Fort Smith Recreation and Community Centre, and will continue on to McDougal Road and Breynat Street, before ending at the Fort Smith Centennial Arena. Read More
A friend was recently talking about bullying and I realized how important it is for people to know about bullying. For instance, did you know that bullying affects the person being bullied, the people who witness the bullying and the bully? Eschia! Read More
Sport North, in conjunction with the NWT Arts Council, is accepting applications for cultural performing delegates for Team NWT at the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.
It is seeking six cultural delegates and one manager interested in participating at the South Slave 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith. Read More
Friends, after four years of work on it and the contract signed, my memoirs will see the light of print, hopefully about a year from now, in October of 2018.
With the help of the NWT Arts Council and the Denendeh Development Corporation here is an excerpt, about the connection between the Nazi Holocaust and the Canadian residential schools. Read More
Coun. Roger Candow asked about unsightly properties at town council’s municipal services committee meeting on Nov. 14.
In response to the municipal enforcement report for October, Candow recalled seeing some unsightly properties in the report at one point in time. Read More