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Chase the Ace comes to an end

December 5, 2017

The second Chase the Ace lottery in Hay River came to an end on Dec. 1 after 12 weeks.

Angela Jones drew the ace of spades and won the jackpot in the weekly lottery presented by the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society. Read More

‘Almost unanimous’: KFN approves $28.3-million agricultural settlement

December 5, 2017

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

Food banks prepare for holidays

December 4, 2017

Food banks across the territory are preparing for the holiday season, and the people running them have some advice for people who are thinking of donating this year: keep it simple. Read More

Break out the horse and wagon

December 3, 2017

In News/North on November 20, 2017, a big headline; Delta Chief Wants land claims settled next year. My goodness, the Northwest Territories joined Canada in 1960. Read More

Tuk man calls out RCMP, says son Tasered

December 2, 2017

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

Mounties launch Operation Gingerbread

December 2, 2017

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

Squash catches on

December 2, 2017

The onset of a dark and cold winter might have finally spurred the interest squash organizers have been looking for in the sport all year, as 23 people participated in a three-day tournament last weekend. Read More

Mahsi for the translation

December 2, 2017

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

Kicking it up in the Deh Cho

December 2, 2017

Seems people think it’s worth the trip to Fort Liard to play some soccer and judging by the numbers, it’s becoming one of the places to go for the beautiful game. Read More

Mines’ chamber appoints honourary member

December 1, 2017

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.

Fort Simpson salon gives back

December 1, 2017

Fort Simpson has been home to Beauty Mark, a two-chair hair salon, for the past three years, and in those years the owner has been finding ways to help out his region and the environment. Read More

Mine shines bright

December 1, 2017

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.

Town delays on supporting detox centre

December 1, 2017

The Town of Inuvik has yet to write a letter of support for the proposed Beaufort Delta Detox Centre, something Coun. Alana Mero suggested is because of the proponents’ unfocused proposal. Read More

Fundraiser caps GNAF’s 29th year

November 30, 2017

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

Housing Corp. cancels contracts with Hay River company after delays

November 30, 2017

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

Year of road delays

November 30, 2017

Two major road projects in 2018 should smooth out the road from Inuvik to the highway but will bring delays and detours along the way. Read More

Conferences could be big draw for town

November 30, 2017

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

Metis getting membership cards

November 29, 2017

The annual general assembly of the Northwest Territory Metis Nation – held at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24 – was highlighted by something new and long-awaited. Read More

Disaster simulated for safety

November 29, 2017

Fifteen public servants should feel a bit more confident taking to the air – either in helicopters or small aircraft – as is sometimes required by their jobs. Read More

On the mural train

November 29, 2017

Hay River now has its own mural to celebrate Canada 150, and it’s a piece of art that hundreds of residents had a hand in creating. Read More

No show snow

November 29, 2017

It looked like Hay River was in for some serious snow on Nov. 23.

As the day began and into that afternoon, there was a snowfall warning in effect. It said so in a serious-looking red banner on the Environment Canada’s weather page for Hay River. Read More

Santa Claus Parade set in Fort Smith

November 29, 2017

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

Deline government to choose three new members

November 27, 2017

Three members to the Deline government could be chosen next week.

The Deline government is appointing three new members to their justice council that deals with community awareness, prevention and events. Read More

Bullying is not cool for anyone involved

November 26, 2017

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 seeks cultural delegates

November 26, 2017

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

At least one line not to be crossed at all

November 26, 2017

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

Properties get break for winter

November 26, 2017

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

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