Faith Raymond had something of a double award at the Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association conference last week, receiving the Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award and her employer, the Inuvik Youth Centre, received SideDoor’s Youth Centre of Excellence Award. Read More
Renovations to accommodate junior kindergarten at Harry Camsell School should be complete by this coming weekend. Read More
The K’atlodeeche First Nation Youth Program will host a Fall Flea Market on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chief Lamalice Complex.
All proceeds from table rentals will go to help young people travel to a youth conference in Edmonton.
The Fall Flea Market will feature an indoor garage sale, bannock burgers, bake sales and more.
The Growing Together program for children and families is about to celebrate 20 years.
The celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 14 at She Takes the Cake Café.
It is open to all past and present participants in the program.
The coach of the national men’s futsal team is impressed with the North’s interest in the sport – an indoor derivation of soccer. Read More
The Ko K’e Music and Spoken Word Festival will make a stop at Riverview Cineplex.
The performance will feature Leanne Goose, a storyteller and country/folk songwriter and singer, and Caroline Cox, a storyteller and musician.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10.
The Ko K’e Music and Spoken Word Festival is being presented by Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in Yellowknife.
After Hay River, the festival will move on to Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Inuvik and Norman Wells.
Representatives of three religious traditions shared their thoughts on Global Conflict and the Need for Justice at a recent conference on the Hay River Reserve. Read More
It was enlightening to sit through a recent public meeting in Hay River on the coming legalization of cannabis, or marijuana if you prefer.
The federal government’s legalization is now 10 months away, and many people in Hay River are not looking forward to that major change in society. Read More
An Inuvik man who lost his job months after a doctored digital image was posted on Facebook in 2015 has won a $50,000 defamation lawsuit against a disgruntled former co-worker. Read More
At over one million hectares burned, 2017 was the territory’s seventh worst year for forest fires since the NWT began keeping records in 1975, according to Environment Minister Robert C. McLeod. Of 249 fires this year, 17 are suspected to have been human-caused. It was the first year the NWT deployed its new 802 Fire Boss tanker aircraft and 378 extra fire fighters were hired across the territories to train or assist the core group of 136 forest fire fighters.
People can tune into their local community TV channels or on Facebook across the territory on Oct. 5 to watch live as MLAs vote on whether they have confidence in the current government leadership.
This mid-term review is not apropos of any certain issue but was promised early in this assembly’s reign. Premier Bob McLeod and his cabinet will first have a chance to make their case, then regular MLAs will each be permitted to ask two questions to the premier and each minister before they cast their ballot.
Viewers with satellite can tune into Channel 513 (Bell) or Channels 289 and 489 (Shaw), and there will be full coverage on NNSL.com and in News/North.
Proposed rules requiring more mandatory breaks, longer rest periods and tighter limits on duty-time for flight crews across the Canada have Northern airlines insisting to be heard.
“I’ve never seen the industry more concerned about any issue,” said Glenn Priestley, executive director of the Northern Air Transportation Association (NATA). Read More
Tsiigehtchic is expected to get its own wildlife officer by the end of October.
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Robert C. McLeod. made the announcement on Sept. 26 in the legislative assembly, after Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake Jr. detailed a number of concerns about animals entering the community and alarming residents. Read More
Toronto Blue Jays fans in Toronto made sure Jose Bautista got the send-off he deserved.
There are very few people nowadays who play professional sports that can be tied to just one team. Bautista, is one of the rare few. Read More
Sen. Nick Sibbeston appears to have reached his tolerance limit with the so-called chamber of sober second thought.
After almost two decades is the upper chamber, the outspoken and controversial senator for the NWT – and former territorial premier – abruptly announced Sept. 21 he had tendered his resignation to Gov. Gen. David Johnston. His last day will be Nov. 21 – one year short of the mandatory retirement age of 75. Read More
Head lice can happen in all socioeconomic classes, especially in children of school age, and can cause a lot of stress and concern for infected people and their families. Read More
As the Inuvik Native Band stakes a larger presence in the community following its election earlier this year, and a newly finished building between Northmart and the Children First Centre, the organization also looks to a future involved in self-government talks with the Nihtat Gwich’in Council.
Two moose bagged in one week by East Three School students offered an opportunity not just to engage in traditional culture, but to show newcomers to the North what life up here is like. Read More
The annual fall fair in Enterprise is set for this coming weekend.
The fall fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Enterprise Community Hall.
As in previous years, the event will feature crafts, locally-grown produce and more.
A chef – famous in Quebec and well-known in food circles across Canada and around the world – made a stop in Hay River on Sept. 19 to help promote the whitefish of Great Slave Lake. Read More
A big step has been taken to revive the fire department on the Hay River Reserve.
On Sept. 21, an open house was held at the fire hall to introduce people to the latest and probably the most important addition to the K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) Fire Department – a functioning fire truck.
Bruce Green will be returning to NWT Centennial Library for two separate events involving fossils – an interpretive presentation and a fossil hunt.
The presentation about local fossils and the Devonian period will take place on Sept. 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and people can bring their own fossils to discuss.
The fossil hunt will take place on Sept. 30.
A radio play version of the Christmas movie classic It’s a Wonderful Life will be returning to the Hay River Heritage Centre in November for a second year to 25.
The actors will read from scripts just as in the 1940s when radio plays were at the height of their popularity.
There will also be live sound effects.