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Town on defensive

November 26, 2017

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

Officials miss out on reality of NWT

November 26, 2017

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

NWT fourth in child poverty

November 26, 2017

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

DEA election set in Fort Resolution

November 26, 2017

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.

Sport North hands out annual awards

November 26, 2017

Another year, another batch of deserving winners from the world of NWT sport.

The Sport North Awards were handed out in Yellowknife on Nov. 18 with athletes, coaches and volunteers receiving their just due for a job well done. Read More

Signs of life in NWT mining

November 25, 2017

A resurgent diamond industry and an increase in staking, offset by 437 cancelled claims, marks this past year as one of tempered optimism for the NWT mineral industry. Read More

Local languages at grocery stores

November 25, 2017

The North West Company has translated 80 to 100 items into a local Indigenous language at each of 15 stores across the NWT, as well as in Nunavut and Alaska, as of last month. Read More

Value of nation building

November 25, 2017

Though some might see the new Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway as a $300 million dirt road to nowhere, it’s hard to argue with the long-term value of nation building. Read More

Man fights for treaty payments

November 25, 2017

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

GNWT clears haze on pot plan

November 24, 2017
Sara Murphy disagrees with the NWT government’s plan to sell marijuana in liquor stores. Brendan Burke/NNSL photo

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.
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Territorial government rolls out pot plan

November 24, 2017

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.

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Hockey training ramps up

November 24, 2017

Hockey training took over the Midnight Sun Complex earlier this month as players of all age levels prepared for a big year. Read More

New road means badminton

November 23, 2017

Students at Mangilaluk School in Tuktoyaktuk missed out on an East Three School volleyball tournament earlier this year because the cost of flights would have been over $8,000. Read More

Proud to be from Tuk

November 23, 2017

Part of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway was inside the Donald Kuptana Sr. Memorial Arena in Tuktoyaktuk during celebrations for its opening Wednesday, Nov. 15. Read More

Sport North seeking cultural delegates

November 21, 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

Unsightly properties get break for winter

November 21, 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

For those who want to rock

November 21, 2017

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

K’amba Carnival committee to meet

November 21, 2017

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.

Santa Claus is coming to town

November 21, 2017

The annual Santa Claus Parade set for Dec. 1 is poised to open with enthusiasm from it’s organizer with the recreation department of the Town of Hay River.

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Aklavik study makes medical impact

November 21, 2017

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

9-1-1 service will be in all 11 official NWT languages

November 20, 2017

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

Remembering Archie Beaulieu

November 20, 2017

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.

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Good Ole Fred

November 19, 2017

Friends, seeing Elders like Fred Carmichael getting the kind of recognition they deserve says a lot about us as Northerners. Read More

UNW voting on strike

November 19, 2017

The Union of Northern Workers and NWT Power Corporation will know in December whether there will be a strike.

The UNW is demanding “better economic increases” for all its workers at Power corp., said Todd Parsons, UNW president. Read More

Highway out of isolation

November 19, 2017

Hi from Edmonton, here for an eye check up. I love the City of Edmonton, first thing I always do is buy all the newspapers and magazines! You all know with the government restrictions we don’t have much time to shop when out on a medical trip. Read More

Soccer association envisions new pitch

November 19, 2017

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

Time to listen about time

November 18, 2017

Daylight Savings Time is dumb. There, we said it. Earlier this month, on Nov. 5, clocks fell back an hour. Which, for anybody living North of 60, meant they got up in the dark and walked home in the dark. Read More

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