“Further mediation talks should be scheduled,” says UNW, GNWT mediator

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The territorial government and the Union of Northern Workers should head back to the bargaining table, said mediator Vince Ready in a report.

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Inuvik champions girls’ hockey

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Girls’ hockey in Inuvik is growing – and fast. This year’s World Girls’ Hockey event in Inuvik drew twice as many participants as in previous years.

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Federal, territorial governments sign new 10-year housing agreement

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Students learn the art of the bow

Emily Paul takes aim at the target while Jonny Bungay gets ready for his turn during a friendly archery competition at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 15, 2018 - Naujaat

Students are developing their archery skills thanks to a program being run by physical education teacher Gary Minaudo at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat.

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Inuvik hosts Northernmost GIS Day event

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Though many people have never heard of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), they likely use the technology or are impacted by its use in some way, according to Celtie Ferguson, GIS technician intern with Aurora Research Institute (ARI). That’s why she thinks its important to be hosting the world’s Northernmost GIS Day event.

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COLUMN: GN needs to get it together

November 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

Well, here we go again.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Aqsarniit staff recognized, De Beers launches jewelry design competition and Inuit history and culture workshop offered

November 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Middle school teachers recognized for service

Iqaluit

Five staff members at Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik in Iqaluit were recently recognized by the Government of Nunavut for their dedicated service to Nunavummiut.

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Sacrifice and Remembrance

Kelly Kaludjak of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet presents RCMP Sgt. Earl LeBlanc with an $11,000 donation to the RCMP's Kivalliq-wide Christmas Food Hamper in Rankin on Nov. 9, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The sense of community evident during the week of Remembrance Day was felt that much stronger in Rankin Inlet when Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 presented the RCMP with an $11,000 donation to its Kivalliq-wide Christmas Food Hamper on Nov. 9.

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Ndilo drug trafficker sentenced to 3 years

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 58-year-old Ndilo woman caught with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and other drugs during a 2016 traffic stop was sentenced to three years behind bars Thursday.

Mary Anne Lafferty stared at the ceiling of a Yellowknife courtroom as Justice Shannon Smallwood read the decision, sentencing her for four convictions of possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

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GNAF receives ‘fascinating basement find’

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The Great Northern Arts Festival Society (GNAFS) received a donation of 72 traditional Inuit carvings from Cheri Tate, granddaughter of Harold Harshaw – a man who worked for the Department of Northern Affairs for 30 years.

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UPDATE: Great Slave Helicopters not going to Westwind Aviation — president

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife players come up big for Yukon Rivermen in BC Hockey Bantam Tier 1 Zone League action

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

After a weekend against the North Central Cougars the weekend before that wasn’t anything to write home about, the Yukon Rivermen needed a big bounce-back against the Northeast Trackers, based out of Fort St. John, B.C.

They got it and the Rivermen’s Yellowknife quotient made sure of that.

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Nick Bennett takes next step in skiing career with Alberta World Cup Academy

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

As athletes grow up, they’re told to play a plethora of sports to help with their development.

As they get older, it comes time to pick a sport and Nick Bennett has chosen his.

It’s skiing or bust as far as he’s concerned.

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Special projects producing results at Naujaat school

Martha Uttak reads with Grade 7 student Diane Uttak during Literacy Day activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 12, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 15, 2018 - Naujaat

October was a busy month for special initiatives at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat, including one that focused on Canadian geography and another that focused on reading and literacy.

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Sally Ann Christmas kettles ring in the holiday season

Mayor Rebecca Alty, left shakes Jason Brinson, Corps Leader, Salvation Army's hand after making the first donation of 2018. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The annual Salvation Army kettle bell holiday fundraiser kicked off at city hall earlier this week and this year it comes with additional ways to donate.

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Eleven-year-old has withstood 50 surgeries on his back

November 14, 2018 - Taloyoak

Jacob Totalik is 11 years old and he’s already endured 50 surgeries.

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Coding is the new cool at Joamie School in Iqaluit

November 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

When Joamie School vice-principal Scott MacDonald learned Google Canada was coming to Iqaluit in November, he jumped on the opportunity.

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Iqaluit NorthMart to reopen Saturday, nine days after fire

November 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Nine days after a blaze destroyed the warehouse abutting its Iqaluit store, NorthMart plans to reopen its doors Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Feds announce tourism funding for Kivalliq

November 14, 2018 - Kivalliq

The Government of Canada announced a $786,000 investment Wednesday afternoon to upgrade three Kivalliq hotels and to map the Thule sod houses archeological sites near Chesterfield Inlet.

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New funding announced for Snare Forks

November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT and federal government are aiming to upgrade aging infrastructure, improve reliance on clean energy use and address affordability issues in the North as a joint funding announcement was made for the Snare Forks Hydroelectricity Facility, Wednesday.

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New Yellowknifer editor takes reins

Michele Taylor is now editor of Yellowknifer.
November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Northern News Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Taylor as editor of Yellowknifer.

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Fall weather sees cool temps

November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

October may have felt a bit warmer to most Yellowknife residents, but that was only due to the contrast with a much colder than normal September, according to Environment Canada.

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Federal infrastructure minister comes North for two funding projects

November 14, 2018 - NWT

In a whirlwind tour through the NWT, the federal government made two major announcements for infrastructure funding that included the opening of the Canyon Creek all-season access road and the Inuvik Wind Generation project.

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Crisis Text Line launches across Canada

November 13, 2018 - NWT

Youth across the territory will now be able to text for help as Kids Help Phone recently launched a crisis text line across the country.

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Don’t leave NWT out of gun debate

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

NWT MP Michael McLeod let slip last week what he and the Northwest Territories are up against in the latest debate over gun control.

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Getting in the Christmas spirit

November 13, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

UBLUKKUT. IKALUKTUTIAK TAKHILIKTUK. HIKINIK PINIKHIVAKTUK KULVAGNAGNAT.

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Council Briefs: Shauna Morgan is Yellowknife’s latest Deputy Mayor

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Shauna Morgan was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of Yellowknife during city council’s first formal council meeting Tuesday evening.

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Google workshop teaches Iqaluit business owner useful tips

November 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

An afternoon-long Grow with Google event held at Iqaluit’s public library Nov. 9 was fruitful for Sheila Lumsden, who is preparing to launch her food business Sijjakkut with her fiance Johnny Flaherty.

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Major 40 year high school reunion in the works

Sir John Franklin Secondary School's graduating class of 1979. There will be a combined 40 year reunion for both Sir John and St. Pat's graduating class of 1979 from June 20 to 23, 2019. photo sourced from Facebook
November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The wheels are in motion to mark the 40th anniversary of the class of 1978-’79 and if all works out as planned, organizers will surpass attendance at previous reunions.

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FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN: An ode to a family dog

Skipper, the Fishin' Technician's sidekick for the past 15 years, accepts a cuddle from the late Jack Layton, leader of the federal New Democratic Party, during a day's fishing with former Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington in 2006. Skipper died Sunday after a lifetime of fishin' with all kinds of Technician guests, famous or otherwise. NNSL file photo
November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

On Sunday morning, our family dog Skipper went to the farm, as my wife is inclined to say when around children and talking about the brevity of pets.

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