Blaze in Behchoko claims life of woman

September 24, 2018 - Behchoko

One woman is dead after a fire broke out in Behchoko over the weekend, say RCMP.

The female victim, who has not yet been identified, was found inside a shed early Saturday morning after the Behchoko Fire Department responded to a blaze on a residential property around 1:20 a.m.

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School insurance hits record high in Nunavut

Sanikiluaq's Paatsaali School, which opened in the 2011-2012 school year, is one of six Nunavut schools for which the Government of Nunavut would have to pay full replacement value if it were destroyed because it's not worth more than the GN's $20 million deductible. Qarmatalik School in Resolute, Umimmak School in Grise Fiord, Nanook School in Apex, Ecole Des Trois Soleils in Iqaluit and Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet are the others valued at less than $20 million. Photo courtesy of the Government of Nunavut.
September 24, 2018 - Nunavut

The amount the Government of Nunavut is doling out for school insurance has reached the highest annual total yet: more than $1.8 million.

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Nunavut youth train like police

From left, Jillian Kyak of Pond Inlet, Howie Ulayuk of Iglulik and Ben Ishulutak of Pangnirtung were three of four Nunavut youth who trained at the RCMP Depot in Regina in August. Also participating in the training was Andrew Pearce of Iqaluit. Photo courtesy of Howie Ulayuk.
September 24, 2018 - Regina

Four Nunavut teenagers have a better idea of what it’s like to be a police officer after spending five days training at the RCMP Depot in Regina.

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SPORTS CHECK: New dates for volleyball tournament

September 24, 2018 - Nunavut

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

One of the most popular volleyball tournaments in the territory now has its dates confirmed.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Pond Inlet asks how to use cruise ship proceeds

September 24, 2018 - Nunavut

Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

The Hamlet of Pond Inlet is consulting on how to manage the financial returns from this year’s cruise ship season, said senior administrative officer Daryl Dibblee.

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COLUMN: Expression of interest

September 24, 2018 - Nunavut

by Harry Maksagak

Interest groups and organizations are formed because someone or a group expressed concern and took the steps to assist in improvements. This covers a wide spectrum and I hope I can shed some light around this idea.

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More slopitch success for Fort McPherson

K&D Contracting of Fort McPherson came away as champions of the Aklavik Recreation Committee Slow Pitch Tournament on Sept. 16 after beating the Barrypickers of Inuvik in the final. The winners are, front row from left, Justine Vittrekwa, Joyce Blake, Dinah Andre, Jessi Pascal and Zendel Blake; back row from left, Mina McLeod, Dale Blake, JD Storr, Momo Blake, Darren Koe, Ajay Peterson, Sean Blake and Dakota Koe. Missing from the photo is Joanne Tetlichi. Photo courtesy of Joyce Blake.
September 24, 2018 - Aklavik

Have trucks, will travel.

That’s what K&D Contracting of Fort McPherson did as they made the trip to Aklavik for one of the last slopitch tournaments of the season and it was a success.

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Meeting for Mackenzie region Metis held Saturday

September 24, 2018 - Tulita/Fort Norman

The Mackenzie River Metis Collective will be holding its community gathering this coming weekend after efforts have been put forward in recent weeks to create a third geographic group representing NWT Metis people in the river region.

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COLUMN: Combined services for Yk’s homeless and addicted

September 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Psst, did you hear? Yellowknife’s new combined sobering center and day shelter opened last week.  Yay, that is really good news. I’m excited and I’m sure the people facing homelessness and addictions in our community are excited too.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Lights On seeking volunteers to kick off

September 24, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

A program in Fort Simpson aimed at keeping youth busy and entertained on the weekends is getting ready to start up again Oct. 12.

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EDITORIAL: Don’t silence democratic process

Nominations should be released to the public as they are approved. This would improve the electoral process across the territory and engage and encourage more involvement in politics. NNSL file photos.
September 24, 2018 - NWT

The time for filing municipal nomination papers has passed and a humble word must be said for the courage all candidates showed in throwing their names into the proverbial ring.

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U.S. consulate visits Nunavut

photo courtesy of U.S. Consul General U.S. Consul General Allison Areias Vogel meets with Premier Joe Savikataaq in Iqaluit during the annual Nunavut Trade Show. Photo courtesy of U.S. Consul General.
September 23, 2018 - Iqaluit

U.S. Consul General Allison Areias Vogel attended the Nunavut Trade Show this month, and met with Nunavummiut to discuss shared interests in education, renewable energy and U.S. cold climate technology.

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Crackup Comedy brings festival to Iqaluit

Howie Miller, one of Canada's few Indigenous professional comedians, will perform at Iqaluit's comedy festival this October. Photo courtesy of Crackup Comedy.
September 23, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit will be home to the first ever Arctic Comedy Festival, with all its proceeds in support of the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line.

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EDITORIAL: Long tail of colonialism threatens ability to heal

September 23, 2018 - Nunavut

Testimony at the recent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry hearings in Iqaluit showed there is a still a lot of work needed to heal the wounds of colonial violence, if it’s even possible in light of the fact such violence persists.

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Navy patrol vessel could touch Arctic waters by 2020

The shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard successfully transitioned Canada's lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, from land-level onto a submersible barge for the vessels planned launch September 15. Photo courtesy of Irving Shipbuilding.
September 23, 2018 - Nunavut

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) saw its newest Arctic patrol ship touch saltwater for the first time this month and could be deployed to the Arctic as early as 2020, say navy officials.

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SPORTS TALK: The Ottawa Senators got fleeced but Pierre Dorion still looks smart

Daniel Nestor retired from tennis on Sept. 15 following his Davis Cup doubles match against the Netherlands in Toronto. So ends the career of Canada's greatest-ever men's player. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
September 23, 2018 - NWT

One of these days, a news correspondent is going to lose their life covering a hurricane. This was never going to happen this time around.

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SPORTS CHECK: Kevin Koe starts with a bang

September 23, 2018 - NWT

Suzhou, China

The new curling season is underway and Kevin Koe couldn’t have started things any better.

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Archers aim for Red Deer

September 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., will be big enough for the NWT but it will be even bigger for one team.

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Meet the mayoral candidates

September 23, 2018 - NWT

Norman Wells

Positions to fill: Six councillors, one mayor

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Vince Sharpe wins annual golf course fundraiser

September 22, 2018 - Inuvik

Vince Sharpe won the grand prize of $4,000 in the Road’s End Golf Course’s unique, sold-out annual fundraiser September 15.

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Great-grandmother accused of trafficking acquitted, daughter found guilty

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Ko K’e festival to wrap up in Inuvik

September 21, 2018 - Inuvik

The 14th annual Ko K’e Spoken Word and Music Festival is set to wrap up its tour of the Northwest Territories in Inuvik September 27.

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Nunavut braces for Canada Post shutdown

The mail at Canada Post outlets across Nunavut will stop flowing if a strike takes place on Sept. 26. NNSL file photo
September 21, 2018

Barring a last-minute agreement on a new contract, unionized Canada Post employees are set to strike on Wednesday and Nunavummiut are preparing for repercussions.

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Science and culture in Chesterfield Inlet

Science student Melanie Qaqqasig gathers plants for the perfect tea blend during the annual Kivalliq Science Educator's Community Science Camp in Chesterfield Inlet from Sept. 6-10, 2018. photo courtesy of Juamita Balhuizen
September 21, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

More than 40 students and teachers from across the Kivalliq hit the water in the name of science during the annual Kivalliq Science Educator’s Community (KSEC) Science Camp in Chesterfield Inlet from Sept. 6 to 10.

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Grizzly shot in Kugluktuk

September 21, 2018 - Kugluktuk

A local hunter shot and killed a two-year-old male grizzly bear on Sept. 18. The predator wandered into the community that day, as it had the previous two days.

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Police suspend search for missing Norman Wells man

September 21, 2018 - Norman Wells

An exhaustive search for a 20-year-old missing Norman Wells man has been suspended by police.

Darren Whiteman was last seen around 11 p.m. at a cabin on Lennie Lake on Sept. 12.

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Gunning for big bucks through Project Play

September 21, 2018 - Kugluktuk

With hopes of getting new artificial turf for the Kugluktuk arena and funds to afford a climbing wall and soccer nets, recreation coordinator Matt Craddock was finalizing an entry into the annual Kraft Heinz Project Play contest last week.

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Pat Braden launches NWT music archive

September 21, 2018

Musician Pat Braden officially launches the first installment of the website, Musicians of the Midnight Sun, on Tuesday.

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COLUMN: New festival would be win-win

September 21, 2018 - Kivalliq

Word on the street in Rankin Inlet has a group of folks coming together this past weekend in hopes of forming a committee to establish a second music festival in Rankin Inlet.

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Marathoning for hope in Inuvik

September 21, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik resident Trudy Marks has participated in every Terry Fox Run since 1981.

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