The Town of Inuvik made a post earlier this week on its Facebook page backing up the Inuvik Fire Department.
“As a result of recent public statements the Town of Inuvik would like to assure residents that the Town of Inuvik Fire Department is fully functional and capable of handling any emergency situation should the need arise within the community,” stated the post. Read More
The Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway opening was splashed all over our Northern papers. They had a party and a half, even the new Governor General, Julie Payette was there, with the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett and our Premier, the Honorable Bob McLeod. Read More
The Northwest Territories has the fourth highest child poverty rate in Canada, according to an annual report from an advocacy group released Tuesday.
At 22.1 per cent, the territory is one of seven provinces and territories with rates above the national rate, which is 17.4 per cent. Read More
An election for members of the Deninu School District Education Authority in Fort Resolution will take place on Dec. 13.
Seven seats will be filled on the board of directors.
Dave Heron expected to get his yearly $900 treaty land entitlement payment through the Salt River First Nation last Monday— until he got a form letter from the chief on Oct. 30 telling him he and 144 other members wouldn’t be getting one again. Read More
The GNWT has unveiled its plan for regulating recreational cannabis once the substance is legalized across the country next July.
But not everyone agrees with what the document, released Friday, proposes.
“I think it’s a terrible, terrible idea to put liquor and marijuana in the same place together, in the same way tobacco and liquor should not be put together,” said Yellowknife resident Sara Murphy.
Northwest Territories residents over the age of 19 will be able to spark up soon-to-be-legal marijuana in their own homes, as per a new pot plan rolled out by the territorial government Friday morning.
NWT residents will initially only be able to buy pot through liquor stores or by a mail order service run by the NWT Liquor Commission, with the commission taking the reigns for the importation and sale of cannabis.
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
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
Years ago, thousands had gathered for a concert at what was then called Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. The lights went way down creating an almost complete dark void in the arena.
As thousands waited, the darkness was pierced by the nearly deafening sound of bells. Read More
The K’amba Carnival committee will meet early next week.
The meeting is set for Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Chief Lamalice Complex on the Hay River Reserve.
Among the issues to be discussed in advance of the 2018 carnival are fundraising ideas, plans for carnival activities, dog races and volunteers.
It has been almost a year since the electricity franchise for the Town of Hay River officially expired with Northland Utilities (NWT) Ltd. Read More
The expansion of Woodland Manor is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Read More
The North American medical community is changing the way it treats a stomach bacteria with the potential to cause cancer thanks, in part, to residents of Aklavik.
After a study of 376 people in Aklavik, along with participants from Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk and Old Crow, Yukon, researchers have changed the types and duration of antibiotics courses they prescribe for Helicobacter pylori. Read More
Having 9-1-1 service in the NWT in all 11 official languages does not mean having a dispatch centre full of translators around the clock. So said Ashley Geraghty, the territorial government’s point man on the proposed emergency service. Read More
For many Northerners, the work of Archie Beaulieau is instantly recognizable. It’s bright, bold, enchanting – and unmistakably rooted in a land that seems to live and breath through the canvas.
Beaulieu, who died recently at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer, achieved world-wide acclaim for his distinct depictions of Northern life, namely through his portrayals of Dene tradition, culture and folklore. Drawing influences from his roots as a member of the Tlicho First Nations, Beaulieu developed a unique brand of art that played with colour and married the abstract and the familiar.
Ollie Williams has a grand vision for soccer in the Northwest Territories.
The president of the Northwest Territories Soccer Association went before Yellowknife city council on Nov. 14 to present a “preliminary overview” of his group’s plan to develop a new, full-size, enclosed soccer facility in Yellowknife. Read More