JUSTICE BRIEFS: Ex-Diavik employee to be sentenced in new year for theft of diamonds

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

A former Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. employee who pleaded guilty to stealing rough stones worth thousands of dollars will be sentenced in the new year.

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Search continues for man last seen in Yellowknife

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are continuing to search for missing 45-year-old Colin Ford.

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Yellowknife RCMP offer safety tips after three missing youths located over weekend

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

A “happy ending” for three missing youths located after a weekend-long search could have been a tragedy, say Yellowknife RCMP who are now reminding parents and guardians of general safety tips.

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Passport renewal service now available in Yellowknife

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

NWT residents looking to renew their passports will no longer need to travel to outside cities as new services are coming to Yellowknife.

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Expedia chooses Cambridge Bay as a ‘best of winter’ destination

December 17, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Travel website Expedia selected Cambridge Bay – described as “tiny but mighty” – as one of Canada’s best places to experience winter in an article published on the company’s website earlier this month.

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Ex-Diavik employee to be sentenced in new year for theft of diamonds

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

A former Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. employee who pleaded guilty to stealing rough stones worth thousands of dollars will be sentenced in the new year.

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UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old found

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

A missing 10-year-old boy has been found, three days after he went missing.

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Paddling Club starts winter pool sessions

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Somba K’e Paddling Club held the first of its kayak winter pool sessions on Saturday.

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Resolute man involved in shootout with RCMP gets four years in prison

December 17, 2018 - Iqaluit

A Resolute Bay man who fired shots while in a standoff with police has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Yellowknife RCMP searching for missing 10-year-old boy

December 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are continuing to search for a missing 10-year-old boy last seen on Friday.

The youth was last seen in the Walmart area in Yellowknife on Friday, Dec. 14. Police say he was wearing black and red hooded jacket and an Edmonton Oilers hat.

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Files recovered in Fort Simpson health records breach

December 15, 2018 - Fort Simpson

The territorial health department says it has recovered a stack of medical records after a Fort Simpson man reportedly found them at the dump last week.

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Ordering two beers in the morning

December 15, 2018

We recently caught a plane at 6 a.m. when we visited Cody, Naz and Charlie in Vancouver. Soon after we were in the air, the guy next to me ordered two beers from the flight attendant … at 6:30 in the morning. Whoa!

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The hidden costs of public housing

December 15, 2018

I grew up in the public housing system, raised by my grandmother who struggled to make ends meet.

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Diesel diversion

December 15, 2018

Is it getting hot in here?

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Humanity’s big problem

December 15, 2018
photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Smoke from the forest fires in the Northwest Territories blanketed the community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in July 2014.

Guest column by Craig Scott, executive director of Ecology North.

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How to chase the lights

December 15, 2018
photo courtesy of The Nature of Things
Filmmakers behind a new documentary on the Northern Lights are encouraging Northerners to contribute photos and observations on the phenomenon to a growing body of citizen-generated data.

Northerners see the northern lights almost every clear night of the winter, but how much about them do we really know?

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David Suzuki’s aurora special to air next year

December 15, 2018
photo courtesy of The Nature of Things
David Suzuki returned to the North in February to film a documentary on the Northern Lights for The Nature of Things.

An upcoming special episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki called The Wonder of the Northern Lights will explore the science behind the phenomenon – and it’s all filmed in the Northwest Territories.

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Box of health records found at the Fort Simpson dump

December 15, 2018

The health department says it’s trying to recover a stack of medical records a Fort Simpson man reportedly found at the dump.

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One very elusive ace in Hay River

An elated Danielle Antoine displays the ace of spades that won her $98,906.50 in the Dec. 7 wrap-up of the latest Chase the Ace in Hay River. Defying the odds, it was the last card left after 51 other cards had been drawn. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 15, 2018

Chase the Ace reached a new level of excitement – against all the odds – as the latest version of the popular lottery wrapped up in Hay River on Dec. 7.

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Badminton tournament gets bigger in Hay River

Caleb Swan, left, and Jack Pettipas of Princess Alexandra School joined forces to play in the Scott McAdam Badminton Tournament in Hay River on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 15, 2018

The Scott McAdam Badminton Tournament – an annual event in Hay River – saw a big increase in the number of participants when it was held on Dec. 7 & 8.

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Special Olympics looking at Hay River

Jeff Ashby participated in a 'Try-It Day' event presented in Hay River on Dec. 8 by NWT Special Olympics. The demonstrations included rhythmic gymnastics and swimming. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 15, 2018

Special Olympics NWT has tested the waters in Hay River with an eye to possibly offering some programming in the community.

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Santa’s Sleigh of Surprises coming to Hay River

Jacqueline Boyce, the executive assistant with the Hay River Chamber of Commerce, displays some of the prizes in the organization's new Christmas contest called Santa's Sleigh of Surprises. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 15, 2018

The Hay River Chamber of Commerce has launched a new contest, which will be awarding a big prize – or more accurately an impressive collection of prizes – to one lucky shopper just before Christmas.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Camp makes second stop

This little minor hockey player was plumb tuckered out by the time he reached instructor Aaron Kopak at the finish of his skating drill during the Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp (the second of three top player-development camps all ready held in the Kivalliq this season) hird player develpoin Baker Lake from Nov. 21-24, 2018. Photo courtesy Rankin Rock
December 14, 2018 - Kivalliq

The Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp made its second road trip of the year when it skated into Arviat Dec. 7 to 9.

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UNW president: ‘Look at how strong this picket line is’

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) held a demonstration today to remind the territorial government that its members could strike in the new year, staging a “cold-weather test” of job action outside the Jackfish Lake power plant during the lunch hour Friday. 

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New hospital enters the home stretch

December 14, 2018

The Stanton Renewal Project reached “a major milestone” recently as the GNWT took possession of the building Nov. 30.

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External probe into Richard Binder Jr.’s death continues

December 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Investigators with the Edmonton Police Service are continuing to probe the disappearance and death of 35-year-old Richard Binder Jr.

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2020 city taxes could rise 5 per cent, pending pool referendum

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

By some estimates, city taxes could rise up to five per cent in 2020 pending voter approval of major borrowing for the proposed aquatic centre.

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Wekweeti man who triggered large-scale police response pleads guilty to gun charges

December 14, 2018 - Wekweéti

A 23-year-old man who triggered a large-scale police response in Wekweeti last summer following reports he possessed a gun and posed a threat to residents has pleaded guilty to two firearm-related charges stemming from the incident.

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Ottawa invests in conservation

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The federal government is committing $737,832 to protect species at risk in the NWT as part of its plan to double the amount of protected nature in Canada’s lands and oceans by 2020.

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Liquor restrictions officially lifted in Kugluktuk

December 14, 2018 - Kugluktuk

When it comes to purchasing alcohol, Kugluktuk is now an unrestricted community, the Government of Nunavut is advising.

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