NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads perform in Manitoba

April 5, 2018 - Kivalliq

The atom and peewee Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads put in strong showings at the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre’s (MICEC) 31st annual aboriginal minor hockey tournament in Winnipeg, Man., from March 23-25.

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Vinnicombe family calls for coroner’s inquest

April 4, 2018 - Inuvik

David Vinnicombe’s family is calling for a coroner’s inquest in a statement made in response to the coroner’s report regarding his death.

Vinnicome, a 19-year-old Australian man employed by Allen Services and Contracting Ltd., was killed while on the job at a roadway construction project just outside of Inuvik in late June of 2016.

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Sub on the Hub returns to rec centre

April 4, 2018 - Hay River

Sub on the Hub is nothing if not a determined enterprise.

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Hockey tournaments big boost to Rankin economy

April 4, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Visitors spent more than $230,000 during the recent Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men’s hockey tournament in Rankin Inlet, suggests a survey conducted by the hamlet’s senior administrative officer.

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Premier announces cabinet shuffle

April 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two days into the new fiscal year, the premier is rearranging his cabinet.

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Coakwell resigns from Hay River town council

April 4, 2018 - Hay River

Town council is now down to five councillors with the resignation of Coun. Jason Coakwell.

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New same-day appointment system set up at medical clinic

April 4, 2018 - Hay River

A new way has been launched to make same-day appointments at the Hay River Medical Clinic.

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Tootoo family celebrates life through hockey

April 4, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Tootoo family is pleased with the direction the Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men’s hockey championship has been taking.

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FROM HANSARD: MLA digs for mine info

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly March 7. Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart is questioning Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann about the investment climate for the mining industry in the territory. You can read more about this issue in the April 4 issue of Yellowknifer.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: The complex, emotional process of losing weight

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Losing weight is soul-crushing; it involves deprivation, shame, and guilt.

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LOOKING BACK: Northerners to buckle up

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Candace McQuatt

40 years ago

New postal rates affecting all classes of mail went into effect April 1.

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Gillard inquiry could be a boondoggle

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

The inquiry into allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Yellowknife’s manager of municipal enforcement, Doug Gillard, is threatening to descend into a boondoggle.

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NEWS BRIEFS: French Immersion summer camp at Sissons

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

J.H. Sissons School is hosting four free French Immersion Camp sessions starting April 23. Parents will have the choice to sign their child up for either morning or afternoon sessions.

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George Canyon to play Yellowknife

April 3, 2018

Canadian country music star George Canyon will open the new legion location in May, it was announced yesterday.

The Yellowknife Legion, Branch #164 is having its grand opening May 4 to 5 at its new location at 4511 Franklin Ave.

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Days of Pink events to promote youth activism

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

During the third annual Days of Pink outreach week for queer and transgender people, many of the events will focus on youth and education, says the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife executive director.

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Mineral production rising, exploration falling

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Mineral production in the Northwest Territories passed the $2-billion mark in 2017, according to preliminary estimates from Natural Resources Canada, but exploration appears to be declining.

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Yellowknifer part of sound team for Oscar-winning picture

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

A former Yellowknifer with humble beginnings in a “small, dusty video room” at St. Patrick High School was on the sound team for Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning film, The Shape of Water.

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No clear path for access to information from city

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

To residents seeking public information from a community government who are turned away or ignored, you’re likely out of luck.

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Dump your junk the right way, warn officials

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

With mounting reports of environmental eyesores and illegal dumping in and around Yellowknife, the territory’s natural resource oversight body is reminding residents to get rid of their waste the right way.

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Weaver and Devore Marauders repeat as A division champions of First Air Rec Hockey Tournament

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

And with that, senior men’s hockey in Yellowknife has officially come to an end for another season.

And it ended with one of the usual contenders on the top of the heap again.

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A thriller of a finish as Yk Galaxy B wins Adult Super Soccer

April 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

In a game as tight as the Adult Super Soccer final was on Saturday, it was fitting it would be decided on the final play of the game.

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School ups security after student’s arrest

April 3, 2018

Security has been beefed up at a Yellowknife school following the arrest of a student who is accused of making death threats toward classmates.

Parents were notified about the added safeguards via an email sent by the school’s principal on Friday.

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RCMP investigating sudden death in Deline

April 3, 2018 - Deline

RCMP are investigating the “sudden death” of a 38-year-old man in Deline.

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My great dog-sledding adventure

April 3, 2018

As I lay in bed on a Saturday afternoon, there was no indication that a leisurely dogsled race was about to sear a northern brand onto my southern soul.

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Nunavummiuq actor basks in The Terror

April 3, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit actor Johnny Issaluk was in a hotel room in Ottawa on March 26 watching the premiere of the television series The Terror, 172 years after Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated ships got trapped in Arctic Ocean ice.

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Baker Lake student is cooking up a career

April 3, 2018 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

Seth Perkison is putting the baker in Baker Lake.

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Aiming for cadet marksmanship nationals

April 2, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Five members of the 3004 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps’ air rifle marksmanship team will be off to Wetaskiwin, AB, to compete in a western and northern regional meet on April 6.

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Kugluktuk students have fun times in Central Canada

April 2, 2018 - Chelsea, Que.

Fourteen Kugluktuk High School students packed their bags and flew to Chelsea, Que., February 28 to March 7.

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Agnico Eagle prepares for driver-less vehicles

April 2, 2018 - Kivalliq

Mining company Agnico Eagle is researching how it can integrate automated technology at its Kivalliq sites.

By later this year or early in 2019, the company plans to start testing sensors that would eventually allow three or four driverless long-haul trucks, similar to tractor trailers, to follow a lead truck driven by a human, said Dominique Girard, Agnico Eagle’s vice-president of Nunavut operations.

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GNWT changes land lease fees

April 2, 2018 - NWT

As of April 1, the GNWT has changed the way it determines land lease fees on Commissioner’s land and territorial land.

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