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GUEST COMMENT: Physical literacy and inclusion beats banners

November 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Jeff Seabrook

Firstly, I would like to thank you for the articles in the Oct. 31 edition of Yellowknifer (“Five banners is impressive but it is no fluke” and “Another near-sweep for Wildcats”).

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Column misses the point on labour dispute

November 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

New club up and running

Marc Miehm, one of the technical staff of the NWT Futsal League, orchestrates a drill during the opening day of the league at St. Joseph Gymnasium on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
November 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

If anyone still had doubts about futsal being a flash in the pan, this should settle any further discussion.

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NWT Tourism AGM comes after record-breaking year

Bobby Drygeese, owner of B. Dene Adventures and Cathie Bolstad CEO of NWT Tourism look at a program for the 2018 NWT Tourism Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference. Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo
November 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 NWT Tourism Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference started Tuesday and runs through Thursday at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BRIEFS: GNWT moves closer to 911 service

November 6, 2018 - Yelllowknife

The legislative assembly moved Bill 31, which would establish 911 service in the territory, closer to becoming law.

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Jail time for man who fled police

November 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man who led police on a high-speed pursuit through Ndilo has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Darrick Beaulieu, 37, apologized in territorial court Monday for what Judge Garth Malakoe called a “total disregard” for public safety.

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Aklavik man sentenced to six years in beating death of wife

November 6, 2018 - Aklavik

Frank Elanik Jr., an Aklavik man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2015 beating death of his longtime wife May Elanik, has been sentenced to six years.

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Let’s make a deal

November 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

If there was any good news after talks between the territorial government and the union representing 3,800 GNWT workers were cut short last month — without an agreement — it was that both sides appeared to blink.

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GN in dispute with feds over Manitoba Dene land claim

November 6, 2018 - Iqaluit

Some Nunavummiut are worried about the impact of a Manitoba Dene land claim that may extend into the Kivalliq region, MLA John Main said Monday, and Premier Joe Savikataaq admitted that the GN has little say in the matter currently.

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Proposed aquatic center, replacement of waterline highlight 2019 draft budget proposal

November 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Double duty for diamond twins

Britney Nadli, despite posing with a haul truck, works in the process plant at the Diavik diamond mine. "The job that I'm doing now in the process plant was way beyond my expectations of where I thought to see myself," she says. photo courtesy of Diavik Diamond Mines
November 5, 2018 - NWT

Gemini is the astrological sign for twins, and gems are one of the things that twins Britney and Shelby Nadli have in common.

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Two-way race for NTI vice-president

November 5, 2018 - Nunavut

Incumbent James Eetoolook has a single challenger for the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. vice-presidency: Peter Ohokannoak.

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Photo fundraiser brings in $4,600 for Montessori Society

November 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

The NWT Montessori Society generated $4,600 through its second annual photo fundraiser at Elks Lodge on Saturday.

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City presents draft budget

November 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

The City of Yellowknife proposed a 1.44 per cent increase on property taxes during the first 2019 draft budget presentation.

City administration proposed the $80-million budget Monday afternoon in front of a newly sworn-in council. That council will examine the budget line by line before voting to adopt the budget on Dec. 10.

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Art, power and social change talks come to Yellowknife

November 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two nights of talks about how art can be an instrument of social change will come to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre this week.

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Guilty plea in theft of diamonds from Diavik sorting plant

November 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A former Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. employee accused of stealing rough stones worth thousands of dollars pleaded guilty to theft in a Yellowknife courtroom Monday.

Samson Mkhitaryan, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $5,000 in NWT Supreme Court.

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Yellowknife mayor and city council sworn-in

Rebecca Alty, right is sworn in as Mayor by Justice Louise Charbonneau. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
November 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

The new mayor of Yellowknife and eight city councillors were sworn-in to their new roles Monday afternoon. 

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Two rabid foxes detected in Iglulik

November 5, 2018

Two foxes caught in Iglulik have tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health says. 

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Premier orders review of GN harassment policies

November 5, 2018

Shortly before more concerns were raised Friday about harassment within GN workplaces, Premier Joe Savikataaq said he has instructed department staff to review the GN’s harassment policies to ensure they are adequate for women who have been victims of sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour.

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Inuvik RCMP investigate sudden death

November 5, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP are investigating the death of a man found near Big Lake near Inuvik over the weekend.

They have not yet identified the deceased man.

“The RCMP is aware that there is some speculation as to the identity of the person, however, as they have not been identified, there is no further information at this time,” the release states.

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Miss Iglulik Angela Amarualik ready to release her debut album

Iglulik's Angela Amarualik will release her self-titled debut album in Iqaluit on Nov. 16. She wrote or co-wrote all seven of the tracks. Photo courtesy of Angela Amarualik.
November 4, 2018 - Iglulik

When Angela Amarualik became Miss Iglulik in a January pageant, she said she would use her platform to help promote healthy living for youth.

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EDITORIAL: Government toxicity will be hard to repair

November 4, 2018 - Nunavut

As we learn more about the removal of former housing minister Pat Angnakak from cabinet, we can see the mistakes she made that led to this situation.

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The movers of Goose camp

Taloyoak's Kokiak Peetooloot, left, and Jimmy Porter of Gjoa Haven are Sabina Gold and Silver employees working at the Goose camp, approximately 75 km southwest of Bathurst Inlet. Sabina provides training on various pieces of equipment and puts a great deal of emphasis on safety, Porter says. Photo courtesy of Sabina Gold & Silver.
November 4, 2018 - Kitikmeot

As Sabina Gold and Silver marches toward transforming its Back River gold project into the Kitikmeot’s second gold mine, Jimmy Porter and Kokiak Peetooloot are two of the people keeping things moving, literally.

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AROUND THE NORTH: On traditional healing

November 4, 2018 - NWT

Hay River

People from around the territory are invited to claim a space in an upcoming Traditional Healing and Medicines Workshop in Hay River.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Verbal abuse is not normal

November 4, 2018 - NWT

When we hear about spousal abuse we automatically think about a man physically abusing his wife or girlfriend. But, is it always the case? Not!

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New tuberculosis vaccine for Behchoko

November 4, 2018 - Behchoko

The Department of Health and Social Services launched a new initiative last week that will help speed up tuberculosis treatment in Behchoko.

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Indigenous recruitment remains priority, say RCMP top brass

November 4, 2018 - NWT

NWT RCMP top brass say recruiting more Indigenous officers onto the force remains a top priority.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Travel is education

November 4, 2018 - NWT

Friends, one of the main lessons my late-grandfather, Peter Mountain, Sr. taught me is that you have to ‘go far, esiah, grandson, to find anything of use to you at home’.

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Team Galusha tops in Ontario

Team Galusha, consisting of skip Kerry Galusha, left, Sarah Koltun, Brittany Tran and Shona Barbour, are the champions of the Royal LePage Women's Fall Classic after beating Mary-Anne Arsenault of Nova Scotia in the final on Sunday. photo courtesy of Team Galusha
November 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

You know that quarter-final jinx Kerry Galusha had been suffering from on the World Curling Tour circuit this season?
You can put that to bed now because she’s a champion.

Galusha and her rink of Sarah Koltun, Brittany Tran and Shona Barbour are atop the mountain after winning the final of the Royal LePage Women’s Fall Classic on Sunday in Kemptville, Ont.

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Confusion over new Arctic region

November 4, 2018 - NWT

The announcement of a new federal administrative region took the Dene Nation and the GNWT by surprise but the feds say consultation will ramp up before firm decisions are made.

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