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UNW, GNWT head to mediation this week

October 23, 2018

The territorial and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) will begin mediation talks this Thursday in hopes of reaching a collective bargaining agreement as the threat of a strike looms.

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“Oddball” Internet outage undetermined

October 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

The source of an Internet service outage that impacted part of the city Tuesday afternoon was undetermined at press time.

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Arviat teens embrace theatre

Lydia Kaviok in her role as Paris chats with Juliet (Cheryl Nibgoarsi) in the Arviat Drama Club production of Romeo and Juliet in June of 2017. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
October 23, 2018 - Arviat

Sometimes art imitates life and sometimes it’s the other way around.

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YWCA receives more than $195,000 in donations after Rockhill fire

Rockhill Apartments englufed in flames. Dylan Short/NNSL
October 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

The YWCA received NWT has received a to $195,100 in donations following the Oct. 2 fire that destroyed the company’s headquarters and displaced 33 families in Rockhill Apartments.

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Recycling program benefits environment and community

October 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT celebrated Waste Reduction Week last week from October 15 to 21.

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Yellowknife composer’s work to be featured on national music tour

October 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition (E-Gre) 2018 Winner’s tour starts at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Wednesday night.

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Employment cafe aims to bridge gap between employers and employees

October 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Conseil de developpement economique des Territories du Nord-Ouest (CDETNO) is holding an employment cafe tonight.

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Preparing for the 10th square dance showdown

October 23, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Elizabeth Anavilok is organizing the 10th annual square dance showdown in Gjoa Haven, Nov. 22-25.

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Letter to the editor: United Church a tenant at Northern United Place

October 23, 2018

Gail Leonardis, executive director

NWT Community Services Corporation

Northern United Place

Dear editor,

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Gun, drugs and money seized in Fort Providence

Guns and drugs were seized in a traffic stop in Fort Providence last weekend. Photo courtesy of RCMP G division
October 23, 2018 - Fort Providence

Police have charged two men from Edmonton, Alta.  with multiple drug and weapon charges after a traffic stop and search warrant were conducted in Fort Providence.

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Northwestel short on reasons for data usage spike in Iqaluit

October 23, 2018 - Iqaluit

Stories of discontent regarding Northwestel usage spikes earlier in the month continued into the week of Oct. 15, as some users reported leaving the service provider while others are still waiting to resolve their issues.

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Kimmirut man’s sentence was ‘grossly disproportional’: judge

Nunavut Justice Paul Bychok ruled in favour of Kimmirut's Simeonie Itturiligaq, 24, calling a federal minimum sentence at a southern penitentiary grossly disproportional, and amounting to cruel and unusual punishment. Instead he sentenced the first-time offender to two years less a day in territorial jail. NNSL file photo.
October 23, 2018 - Kimmirut

Nunavut Justice Paul Bychok ruled the minimum mandatory sentence of four years in a federal penitentiary for a firearm charge violates Simeonie Itturiligaq’s Charter rights and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Clyde River woman hunts her first polar bear

Clyde River's Angie Ashevak displays the result of her first polar bear hunt, which took place the morning of October 8. Photo courtesy of Angie Ashevak.
October 23, 2018 - Kangiqtugaapik/Clyde River

October 8 was a landmark day for Clyde River’s Angie Ashevak – she shot her first polar bear.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Young Apex chef wins trip to Ottawa

October 23, 2018 - Nunavut

Apex

Aspiring chef River McCluskey, 9, was headed to Ottawa Oct. 21 to celebrate his big win in Kid Food Nation’s national recipe contest.

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EDITORIAL: Time to snuff out carbon tax

October 23, 2018

Issue: Carbon tax

We say: Losing credibility

“Let’s join the rest of Canada and get off this sinking ship called the carbon tax.”

Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne in Hansard on Oct. 12.

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Kugluktuk voters choose to remove alcohol restrictions

October 22, 2018 - Kugluktuk

The existing limitations on alcohol in Kugluktuk will soon be gone.

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Man charged in theft of firearms, handgun recovered

October 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man has been charged in connection with the Thanksgiving weekend theft of firearms and ammunition from a city home.

Toufic Chamas, 23, was arrested on Oct. 19 after Yellowknife RCMP recovered a handgun and ammunition from his vehicle during a traffic stop, stated a news release issued by Mounties Monday.

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Yk man sentenced to 18 months for 2016 sex assault

October 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a sleeping woman in Yellowknife nearly two years ago has been sentenced to 18 months in jail followed by two years probation.

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ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᕗᖅ ᐃᓂᒋᓚᐅᑲᖕᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐋᖕᓕᑲᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᖓᓐᓂ

October 22, 2018

ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒧᑦ, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᓚᐅᑲᖕᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓄᑦ ᐋᖕᓕᑲᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᑦ.

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ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓇᓄᕐᒥᓂᑦ

October 22, 2018

ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 8 ᐱᓕᕆᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓪᓘᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥᐅᑕᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᔨ ᐋᓯᕙᒃᒧᑦᖁᑭᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᓇᓄᕐᒥ.

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Futsal coach makes return trip

October 22, 2018

One year ago, Kyt Selaidopoulos came to Yellowknife from his home in Montreal and gave everyone he came in contact with a true futsal education, one which some said was needed for a territory still learning the soccer variant.

Fast-forward to now and he likes what’s happened since then.

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Sports Check with James McCarthy

October 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Time to spike it

The next big scholastic sports tournament in the NWT is about to get underway.

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Eugene Roach stops them all

October 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s only fitting that in a game where he was the guest of honour, Eugene Roach would post a shutout.

That’s what he did as nothing got past him in regulation time in a charity hockey game at the Multiplex on Saturday evening.

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Inuit labour force analysis finally completed after a quarter decade

October 22, 2018 - Nunavut

At long last, the Government of Canada has come through with a Nunavut Agreement requirement to provide a detailed analysis of the Inuit labour force.

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Drawing for polar bear tags

October 22, 2018 - Iglulik

There are daily draws taking place for 24-hour polar bear tags in Iglulik. Hunters whose names are randomly chosen have a full day to slay a bear.

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Inaugural Boolesque hopes to scare up fun this weekend

October 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

A local independent production called Boolesque makes its debut this weekend.

For the unacquainted, Boolesque is an 18-act, Halloween-themed burlesque show featuring a variety of performances, ranging from live singing, to comedic acts, to drag and burlesque striptease.

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IN MY VIEW: Tread carefully with nepotism

October 22, 2018 - Nunavut

The word ‘nepotism’ goes back in history as early as the mid-1400s and the term means ‘the practice of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs at the expense of releasing current workers’ and unfortunately it still shows its ugly head in today’s society. With the high cost of living coupled with the shortage of housing, this practice must be addressed head on.

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SPORTS CHECK: A night of awards in Iqaluit

October 22, 2018 - Nunavut

Iqaluit

The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) was busy in the capital earlier this month with education and awards on the agenda.

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Recreation leaders go to school

A group of 10 people in the recreation field from around the NWT descended upon Yellowknife to take part in the Northern Recreation Leadership course, run by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs' School of Community Government. They are, clockwise from left, Jennifer Zoe of Behchoko, Emma Eggertson of Tulita, Loyal Oskenekisses of Wrigley, Stephanie Peterson of Fort McPherson, Heather Sanderson of Lutsel K'e, Tyler Jumbo of Sambaa K'e, Carla Kenny of Deline, Tyler Auger of Sambaa K'e, Victoria Wedawin of Whati and Angela Ruben of Paulatuk. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
October 22, 2018 - NWT

Recreation co-ordinators and directors around the NWT are always looking to find ways to provide programming.

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Ministers approve Prairie Creek Mine road

Prairie Creek Mine has few regulatory hurdles left to tackle. Photo courtesy of Canadian Zinc Corporation.
October 22, 2018 - NWT

Prairie Creek Mine’s proposed all-season road got its final OK from federal and territorial ministers on Oct. 9, leaving few regulatory hurdles between the mine and production.

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