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Stanton construction on schedule

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the timeline for construction of the new hospital approaches its completion deadline, the government says everything is still on track.

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Army marks day celebrating Indigenous veterans

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Canadian Armed Forces celebrated the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples who have served in the military yesterday.

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Alty outlines 100 day plan

Rebecca Alty sits behind her new desk in the Mayors Office. Alty took her new position this week after two terms as a councillor. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Approving the 2019 budget, setting a strategic plan, getting funding and developing an economic advisory council — that’s what Yellowknife’s newest mayor hopes to do with her first 100 days in office.

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Hans Christian Anderson acts coming to NACC

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

A series of performances featuring the stories of Hans Christian Anderson will take place at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre later this month.

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$40k fine following workplace injury

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

An Edmonton-based transportation company has been slapped with a $40,000 fine following a worksite injury near Yellowknife last year.

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Winter adventure hikers set an example

November 8, 2018 - Inuvik

This week, I met Dana Meise, a man from Sherwood Park, Alta., who is about to complete the last leg of a 10-year journey to walk to each of Canada’s three coasts.

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Battle over ‘deficient’ flooring delays Iglulik school opening

November 8, 2018 - Iglulik

There’s still no official opening date in sight for the new high school in Iglulik as the Government of Nunavut and the company that constructed the building fight over the condition of the flooring.

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Yellowknifer Angela Gzowski photographs Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Netflix Canada chose Yellowknifer Angela Gzowski to capture behind-the-scenes images of its recently released hit series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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Baffinland ships 5.1 million tonnes of ore from Mary River

November 8, 2018 - Mary River

Shipping season has officially closed at the Mary River mine.

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. announced Nov. 8 its plans to ship ore out from July 24 to October 17 were a success.

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Family reacts after killer gets 20 years in prison

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kevin Mantla has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 20 years.

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Hotel tax hampered

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

A generation ago, Yellowknife was a not a destination for world travellers. Government was taking over but it remained a rough and tumble mining town with smokestacks across Back Bay spouting sulphurous plumes into the air.

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Grammy winner to perform at Igloo Church

November 8, 2018 - Inuvik

Grammy winning Iroquois artist Joanne Shenandoah is set to perform at Inuvik’s Igloo Church Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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Emergency response group rallies to ensure Iqaluit fire containment and food supply

November 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

Five firefighters began the job of containing the early-morning blaze that continued burning throughout the day at Iqaluit’s NorthMart warehouse.

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RCMP investigating sudden death of man in Fort Providence

November 8, 2018 - Fort Providence

Fort Providence RCMP are probing a sudden death in the community.

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UPDATED: Body of man found in Inuvik identified as Richard Binder Jr.

November 8, 2018 - Inuvik

The body of a man found over the weekend near Inuvik has been identified as 35-year-old Richard Binder Jr., say RCMP.

His body was located near Big Lake in the Inuvik area of Nov. 3.

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McLeod non-committal on handgun ban

November 8, 2018 - NWT

Western Arctic MP Michael McLeod remains non-committal on whether he would vote in favour of a national handgun and assault weapon ban in the House of Commons.

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KFN elects first female chief

April Martel, left, is sworn in Nov. 7 as the new chief of K'atlodeeche First Nation by outgoing Chief Roy Fabian. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
November 8, 2018

K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has elected its first female chief.

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Rivermen on the short end again

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

You have to fall before you can get up, right? That’s the old saying.

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Get out the ref-erence material

November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was great to see former president of the YK Oldtimers League rockin’ it recently with the rest of us born in the 1960s. Now that he doesn’t wield the gavel at the monthly meetings, perhaps he will have more opportunities to spend some quality hockey time with the 45-plus gang.

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Return of Inuktitut rockers Northern Haze

November 8, 2018 - Iglulik

“I’m getting old.”

That’s what happens when 33 years pass between one album and the next.

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Blaze breaks out at Iqaluit Northmart

November 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

A fire broke out in the early hours at the Iqaluit Northmart location.

Firefighters continued to battle the blaze into the morning, with the City of Iqaluit coordinating efforts.

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Annie Petaulassie is Nunavut’s best stitcher

November 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

Online voters have chosen Annie Petaulassie as the territory’s best stitcher in a Nunavut News contest.

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Inuvik teams win at Spike It!

November 7, 2018 - Inuvik

East Three Secondary School’s junior girls’ and senior boys’ volleyball teams brought home championships from the Spike It! tournament.

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A house of horrors

These two terrifying ghouls won't utter a sound at the fire department's haunted house before vanishing into the night in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 31, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 7, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Hundreds of kids continued the seven-year tradition of visiting the local fire department’s haunted house in Rankin Inlet on Halloween evening.

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Wind energy workshop to take place in Inuvik Nov. 8

November 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik residents will have a chance to learn more about the wind energy proposal for Inuvik, how it will impact the community and how they can get involved in the decision-making process at a free workshop Nov. 8.

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Woman arrested in Yellowknife courthouse

November 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

A woman who supported accused firearm thief Toufic Chamas during a bail hearing last week was arrested by RCMP before leaving the Yellowknife courthouse, a witness told Yellowknifer.

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KIA still plugging for cultural centres

Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president David Ningeongan displays plans for the Cultural Centre for Chesterfield Inlet at the KIA office in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 2, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 7, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

The Kivalliq Inuit Association’s (KIA) plans for a cultural centre in every Kivalliq community are still moving forward, but there are funding challenges to overcome.

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Inaugural Louie Kamookak medal awarded to Josephine Kamookak

November 7, 2018 - Ottawa

Josephine Kamookak, wife of the late Inuit historian and educator Louie Kamookak, accepted one of the first Louie Kamookak medals presented at a National Arts Centre ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 1.

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Kitikmeot airlift could be completed in a few weeks, says GNWT official

November 7, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The airlift of cargo into Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Paulatuk, NWT, is on pace to be complete in a few weeks, weather permitting.

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MLAs question empty staff units, minister replies with stock answer

November 7, 2018 - Nunavut

A persistent, unsolved problem has returned to the legislative assembly at this fall sitting: why do so many staff housing units across the territory remain vacant for years when families are in dire need of housing and live in overcrowded conditions?

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