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The cultures that brought us here, and that already were here, in my wild life

January 20, 2019 - Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

This artifact of culture has long dogged this Inuvialuit observer for its context is identity of individuals, and their society.

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Make condoms great again

January 20, 2019 - NWT

It only takes a quick visit to the online store Condoms Canada to appreciate the incredible variety of condoms out there.

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ROY ERASMUS: Don’t re-post fake news

January 19, 2019 - NWT

About a year ago, I re-posted an article on Facebook about Donald Trump that a friend had posted. The article was about some outrageous comments and activities by Trump that completely fit his character. It made him look like an idiot, so I gleefully re-posted it. Eschia (take it easy)!

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Health department works to improve cultural safety

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy, front, along with Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli, join a drum dance Nov. 7 on the Hay River Reserve at the close of a two-day Anti-Poverty Roundtable. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
January 19, 2019 - NWT

By the end of March, 100 people in the GNWT’s health department will have completed cultural safety training, said Health Minister Glen Abernethy in the legislative assembly on Jan. 16.

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School warns parents about dangerous cyber challenge

January 19, 2019 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife school is warning parents about a type of social media game after learning students at the school were talking about it and some of the dangerous challenges participants are asked to take part in.

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NTI’s right-hand man not ready to pass torch

January 19, 2019 - Taloyoak

At 72, James Eetoolook says, “I’m not sad about my age.”

He was re-elected as vice-president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. in December and shows no signs of wanting to sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labours.

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Four-year sentence sought for Sasha Cayen, who ‘lured’ Hay River man to his death

January 18, 2019 - Hay River

Prosecutors say Sasha Cayen, one of four Hay River cousins charged in the 2017 death of Alexander Norwegian, should be sentenced to four years for her role in a robbery plot that left Norwegian “beaten, robbed, abandoned and left to freeze to death,” on a frigid December night.

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Prairie Creek Mine site one step closer to reboot

Don MacDonald, the president and CEO of Norzinc, pictured at the NWT & Nunavut Chamber Of Mines in Yellowknife on Thursday, Jan. 18. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo
January 18, 2019

NorZinc, a Vancouver-based mining corporation, signed a traditional land use agreement with the Nah?a Dehé Dene Band on Wednesday, Jan. 16, allowing the company to construct an all-season road that would connect their Prairie Creek Mine – an advanced-stage zinc, lead, and silver mine – to the Liard Highway.

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Weledeh school proposes name change

January 18, 2019 - Yellowknife

Weledeh Catholic School is proposing changing the spelling of its name to better acknowledge Indigenous culture.

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Keys to funding success

January 18, 2019 - Kivalliq

The keys to success for the newly-created Nalauttaq Fund (which will replace the current bingo slot system in Arviat) lay at opposite ends of the process governing the Kivalliq’s number-one fundraiser.

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Nominations in for IRC election

January 18, 2019 - Inuvik

Nominations are now in for the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC)’s election.

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Homegrown mine executive finds success

Nunavut’s Alex Buchan is now vice president of corporate social responsibility for TMAC Resources Inc., which operates a gold mine 125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay. Photo courtesy of Alex Buchan.
January 18, 2019 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

One of Nunavut’s three operating mines just became a lot more local: Alex Buchan, born and raised in Nunavut, was promoted to vice president of TMAC Resources Inc. on Jan. 10.

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Holiday crime up in Kugluktuk

January 18, 2019 - Kugluktuk

There’s was a sharp spike in crime in Kugluktuk during November and December of 2018 compared to the same months in 2017.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Ramping-up efforts

Shea Karetak, left, and Mason Kreelak have a few laughs together while out fundraising for the Rankin Rock minor hockey system in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 7, 2018. Photo courtesy Rankin Rock
January 18, 2019 - Kivalliq
Shea Karetak, left, and Mason Kreelak have a few laughs together while out fundraising for the Rankin Rock minor hockey system in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 7, 2018. Photo courtesy Rankin Rock
Shea Karetak, left, and Mason Kreelak have a few laughs together while out fundraising for the Rankin Rock minor hockey system in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 7, 2018.
Photo courtesy Rankin Rock

Players registered with minor hockey and participating with one of the Rankin Rock teams have joined players from across the Kivalliq region in increasing their fundraising efforts with a string of minor hockey tournaments looming on the horizon.

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Sanikiluaq voters face plebiscite on alcohol

January 18, 2019 - Sanikiluaq

A petition out of Sanikiluaq has led to a plebiscite scheduled for Feb. 4 on whether or not to change the community’s liquor status from prohibited to a restricted quantity system.

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Hope Bay project gets water licences

TMAC Resources Inc. finished the permitting process to mine two new sites at its Hope Bay project, pictured here last summer. Photo courtesy of TMAC Resources Inc.
January 18, 2019 - Hope Bay

If TMAC Resources Inc. wanted to, it could start mining two new gold projects on its Hope Bay property, 125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay.

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No Yellowknife without mining

January 18, 2019 - Yellowknife

Unless we’re talking about world peace, no fair-minded person should be expected to provide unequivocal support for anything.

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WWF helps Nunavut hunters participate in land use plan process

January 17, 2019 - Nunavut

With technical help, the Spence Bay Hunters and Trappers Association increased the depth of their participation in the draft Nunavut-wide land-use plan process.

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High school trip to China forging ahead

January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

A planned March break trip to China by Sir John Franklin School students is still forging ahead after school officials decided the trip will continue despite rising tensions between Canada and the world’s most populous country.

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Parka thefts on the rise in Yellowknife

January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

After responding to multiple parka thefts in the last month, Yellowknife RCMP are warning parka owners to take precautionary measures to avoid becoming a victim of such crime.

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NWT Parks continue to shine

January 17, 2019

2018 marked the fifth-straight year of increases in the usage of NWT Parks, where they welcomed more than 36,500 visitors to their campgrounds across the territory, an all-time record for territorial parks.

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Rec boating not an option at Con Mine, says Newmont

January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

With the public boat launch at Giant Mine likely to be blocked from access during the next phase of mine remediation, expected to begin in 2021, a popular suggestion has been to use the former Con Mine boat access ramp.

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Housing project to be completed later this year

Dave Hurley, president of Habitat for Humanity NWT, left, and Dave Brothers, building committee chair, during a visit to their second housing project on Hershman Road in 2017. NNSL file photo
January 17, 2019

Habitat for Humanity NWT is planning to complete their third housing project this year, which will see a partner family living in either a prefabricated or mobile home on Bagon Drive once autumn rolls around.

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Around Nunavut: Tuberculosis screening, Chase the Ace, and more power

January 17, 2019 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Nunavut’s Department of Health is setting up at Cape Dorset’s community hall for three months, starting Feb. 11, to screen residents for tuberculosis.

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Sahtu Dene and Métis sign historic self governance agreement in Norman Wells

NWT Premier Bob McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations Marc Miller and President of the Norman Wells Land Corporation Sherry Hodgson sign the agreement in principal for Sahtu Dene and Metis residents of Norman Wells.
January 17, 2019 - Norman Wells

Wednesday was a historic day for the Sahtu Dene and Métis Indigenous people of Norman Wells as they signed an agreement in principle on self governance with the federal and territorial governments.

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Pot stirred over property values

January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife residents are in an uproar after receiving property tax assessments showing major increases to the value in their homes, which they fear will translate into a major increase in property taxes.

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Tyler Cayen, charged in Hay River homicide, sentenced to two years less a day

January 17, 2019 - Hay River

Tyler Cayen, one of four charged in connection with the 2017 killing of Alexander Norwegian, was sentenced to two years less a day, after pleading guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter, during an emotional hearing in NWT Supreme Court Thursday.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Books, eggs and art

January 17, 2019 - Nunavut

Nunavut authors will greet their public in two communities, in Sanikiluaq hens are laying eggs, and nominations are open for a $10,000 arts award.

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Bargaining team dismissed by union at health authority in Hay River

Members of the union bargaining team have been relieved of their duties in negotiations with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. NNSL file photo
January 17, 2019

The bargaining team representing unionized workers at the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) has been relieved of its duties.

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City responds to Yellowknifer’s questions on property assessments

There have been a lot of questions in recent days about the General Assessment notices sent to property owners in Yellowknife. Yellowknifer attempts to address some of those questions in this Q&A with the City of Yellowknife. NNSL photo
January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

There has been a lot of talk in recent days about the General Assessment notices issued to property owners in Yellowknife by city hall. Many assessments show property values increasing by 15 per cent or more.What does this mean? Are our property taxes going up? 

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