Literacy Council newcomers host Rockhill dinner

October 20, 2018

Recent newcomers to Yellowknife held a community dinner fundraiser for families impacted by the YWCA Rockhill fire.

 

The event was held Saturday night at the William McDonald School gymnasium and involved Muslim women from the NWT Literacy Council’s new Community Connections for Newcomers program. The program, launched this year, helps new migrants to the community develop language skills, meet Yellowknifers and take part in local activities.

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Amal Ali, Sahar Mohamed, Habab Mohamed Khair, and Amana Amana Abdelmagid were among nearly 30 volunteers involved in a Middle Eastern dinner fundraiser for the families of the YWCA Rockhill fire.  The event was held at William MacDonald School gymnasium and drew close to 200 people. 

Final figures were being tabulated Saturday night, but about 200 people attended.

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Jimmy Rankin drops into Yellowknife

October 20, 2018

Jimmy Rankin, centre, has a laugh with his bandmates between songs during his concert at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Oct. 20. Rankin played to a full and enthusiastic crowd a number of tunes from his catalogue and promoted his latest solo album Moving East – an East-coast, folk record.

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Jordin Tootoo hangs ’em up

Former NHLer Jordin Tootoo of Rankin Inlet and his dad, Barney Tootoo, take in the atmosphere of the morning skate for the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Man., on Oct. 19, 2018. Photo courtesy Wheat Kingsd family
October 19, 2018

The Tootoo Train has stopped at an NHL station for the final time.

Jordin Tootoo of Rankin Inlet announced his retirement in Brandon, Man., on Friday, Oct. 19.

Tootoo was in Brandon to attended the Wheat Kings game that evening, ending his major junior and professional hockey career in the same community he launched it.

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Series aims spotlight on Leona Brule, missing since 1989

October 19, 2018 - Fort Providence

It’s been nearly 30 years since 19-year-old Leona May Brule, of Fort Providence, was reported missing by her mother.

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Yellowknife’s Consumer Price Index climbs in September

October 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s All-Items Consumer Price Index last month jumped nearly 3 per cent from September 2017, says the NWT Bureau of Statistics.

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ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᖅᑐᒦᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ

Rankin Inlet Fire Department Capt. Kyle Lowe follows along as firefighter Catherine Tatty-Kabvitok delivers the departments fire prevention presentation at Leo Ussak Elementary School in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt
October 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᑉᑎᕆᔨᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᙱᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓖᑦ 7-ᒥ 13-ᒧᑦ.

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Yellowknife RCMP ask for public’s help following second firearms theft in city

October 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public’s help as they continue to investigate the recent theft of firearms from a city residence – the second theft of guns in the capital in the span of a week.

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ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ

Bobby Smith (Noah Muckpah) complains to his parents, Jack (Russell Suluk) and Susan (Ocean Kidlapik), about not having the most expensive hockey stick during the Arviat Drama Club's Inuktitut presentation of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 5, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
October 19, 2018 - Arviat

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᑦ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᖃᑉᓗᓈᑎᑐᓪᓗ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓖᑦ 6-ᒥ.

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A farewell to Gladys

October 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

In my last column I wrote about how I’d embraced the local agriculture movement by joining a chicken coop co-op in town and how much I was enjoying my new ethos of local, sustainable agriculture because the chickens were friendly and the eggs were good.

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A bilingual performance in Arviat

The plight of the homeless becomes clear to Bobby Smith (Andy Evaloakjuk), top, when he sees them all at the soup kitchen during the Arviat Drama Club's English presentation of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 5, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
October 19, 2018 - Arviat

The Arviat Drama Club went back to an old standard and delivered A Thanksgiving to Remember in both Inuktitut and English at John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat on Oct. 6.

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Nunavut mine training under scrutiny

October 19, 2018 - Nunavut

There’s a real risk that Nunavummiut will miss out on jobs as Agnico Eagle expands it workforce, warns John Main, MLA for Arviat North-Whale Cove.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Cast and crew

The homeless, from left, Keisha Owingayak, Fabian Akatsiak, Jacob Karlak, server (Elizabeth Komak) and Jamie Muckpah during the Arviat Drama Club's production of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 6, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
October 19, 2018 - Kivalliq

Listed below are the names of the cast members and crew from the Arviat Drama Club’s production of A Thanksgiving to Remember in Arviat on Oct. 5 and 6.

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New doc on Everett Klippert

October 19, 2018 - Pine Point

A new documentary is shining a light on Everett Klippert’s story one year before the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada – an event in which Klippert played a central role and a story that played out in the NWT.

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Feds looking at dangerous goods movement

The study area of an upcoming logistics analysis on the transportation of dangerous goods in Northern Canada. Transport Canada graphic.
October 19, 2018 - NWT

Bidding closes at noon today on a federal contract to create a comprehensive resource on what dangerous goods travel where, and how, in Canada’s North.

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Support for Tuk tourism boom needed, says Nakimayak

October 19, 2018

As an influx of tourists reached Tuktoyaktuk this summer, the community found itself yearning for better infrastructure to accommodate visitors.

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Inuvik holds fifth annual Paulou Ittungna volleyball tournament

October 19, 2018 - Inuvik

With a men’s final game score of 3-0, Team Barry ended the JLT Eagles’ two-year winning streak at the Paulou Ittungna Memorial Regional Volleyball Tournament last weekend.

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COLUMN: I’m still here: a true story

October 18, 2018 - Kivalliq

This piece has taken me longer to write than most I can remember and I struggled for a good long time wondering if I did write it, how would it be received by folks I’ve lived with in Rankin Inlet for almost 20 years and people I know across the Kivalliq.

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Former health minister speaks at circumpolar conference in Denmark

Former Nunavut health minister Levinia Brown of Rankin Inlet address the delegates at he International Congress on Circumpolar Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy Dennis Frandsen
October 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Copenhagen

Nunavut’s former health minister Levinia Brown of Rankin Inlet said she was proud to be asked to be a keynote speaker at the International Congress on Circumpolar Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, this past Aug. 15.

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Remote connectivity, Indigenous consultation hot topics at summit

October 18, 2018 - Inuvik

The Internet Society held its second annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Inuvik last week. Discussions at the summit focused on sharing solutions to ensure good Internet connectivity in rural and remote communities, and consulting with Indigenous groups when implementing these solutions.

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‘Victims shouldn’t be in cells,’ but arresting Mounties had few options: RCMP boss

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife Mounties who arrested a victim of sexual assault instead of taking her to the hospital faced limited options, and were acting within their authority and with the safety of the victim in mind, says RCMP G Division boss Insp. Alex Laporte.

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Veterans Affairs to meet with Rangers

October 18, 2018 - NWT

Seven federal MPs will be in Yellowknife to meet with Canadian Rangers members, as well as veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP, among other organizations., to chart needs and issues specific to Indigenous veterans. The next day, the MPs will travel to Behchoko to meet with Ranger patrol members before returning to Yellowknife to hear from Indigenous veterans. The MPs are representing the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.

– Tim Edwards

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Governor general to honour Danny Gaudet

October 18, 2018 - Deline

Governor General Julie Payette will decorate Deline’s Danny Gaudet with a Meritorious Service medal for his role in negotiating Deline’s self-government agreement on Saturday in Ottawa. The news release that announced the event praised the agreement for providing Deline with independence and empowering it to build its own future and tackle its own issues, and praised Gaudet for his leadership.

– Tim Edwards

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Carbon Tax “a wash” says MLA Cory Vanthuyne

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the GNWT awaits clarity on federal carbon pricing, the territories and provinces are “facing a mess that is derailing more and more each passing week,” said MLA Cory Vanthuyne.

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MLAs press education minister on social work program

Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green questioned whether cheaper pot prices are enough to expel pot's criminal element once legalization takes effect. NNSL file photo.
October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the department of education waits to fill its associate deputy minister position with an expert, the Aurora College social program is under no plan for short-term preservation.

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Inuvik Liquor Store will not sell cannabis

October 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Cannabis is legal in Canada, as of Oct. 17, but the Inuvik Liquor Store will not sell it, unlike its counterparts in Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Norman Wells.

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No new rules for MED officers and cannabis consumption

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Municipal Enforcement Division officers won’t be bound by any new restrictions for off-duty cannabis use following legalization, according to the City of Yellowknife.

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Rockhill fire investigators face ‘difficult’ task

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

With few clues left behind, determining the cause of the devastating Rockhill Apartments fire will be challenging for investigators, says the territory’s fire marshal.

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AVENS has new CEO

October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

AVENS Community for Seniors has a new interim CEO.

Past Chairman of the Board of the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation and former NWT MLA Daryl Dolynny will start immediately and hold the position until the end of April 2019.

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Former bylaw boss heads new division

Former MED manager Doug Gillard has been reassigned as manager of the city's new Emergency Management Division. NNSL file photo.
October 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Former bylaw boss Doug Gillard has been reassigned as manager of the city’s newly created Emergency Management Division.

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United Church minister to retire

October 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

When Peter Chynoweth gives his last sermon on Oct. 28, the Yellowknife United Church (YUC) minister will look back on more than a decade of personal fulfillment in the community.

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