UPDATED: Plane crash in Dehcho leaves three dead

August 17, 2018

A Simpson Air Cessna 206 went down yesterday at 6:35 p.m. mountain time in the Dehcho region by Little Doctor Lake, confirmed a spokesperson from Transportation Safety Board of Canada. 

Long John Jamboree postponed until 5 p.m. due to high winds.

March 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Long John Jamboree, which kicked off yesterday, was postponed today due to high winds.

A post on the Jamboree’s social media accounts says there will be an updated schedule released later today.

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NWT claims midget boys hockey gold ulu at AWG

March 23, 2018 - Hay River

For most of the Northwest Territories midget boys hockey team, this was a chance at redemption from two years ago when they were bantams.

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NWT wins bantam boys gold in AWG hockey thriller

March 23, 2018 - Hay River

In his own words, Alex Cordero of the Northwest Territories had a bad bantam boys hockey gold ulu game and probably shouldn’t have been on the ice late in the dying seconds.

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EDITORIAL: Spare a thought for the rec centre

March 23, 2018 - Hay River

After over a year-and-a-half without an arena and a curling rink, recreational facilities essential for any self-respecting Canadian town have finally been returned to Hay River.

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COLUMN: A bit of gold for what you know

March 23, 2018 - Kivalliq

Another one has passed us by and, to be honest, I never did get the whole St. Patrick’s Day thing.

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Youth charged with making threats at Yellowknife school appears in court

March 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

A youth charged with making threats at a Yellowknife school made a brief court appearance Friday.

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Engineers to assess road to Hay River Reserve

March 23, 2018 - Hay River

The poor condition of the access road to the Hay River Reserve has been raised in the legislative assembly.

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Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre receives share of CanNor funding

March 23, 2018 - Hay River

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre in Hay River will be receiving part of federal funding announced on March 16.

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Grant enables Farm to Table for Everyone

March 23, 2018 - Inuvik

The United Way is helping the Inuvik Community Greenhouse start its new Farm to Table for Everyone program with a $7,500 grant.

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SNOWKING’S WINTER FESTIVAL: The impermanence of the snow castle

March 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Ice Pick Polly a.k.a. Courtney McKiel

In Tibet, there is an ancient ritual traditionally practiced by Buddhist monks called Dul-Tson-Kyil-Khor or “Mandala of coloured powder,” more commonly known to the Western world as Sand Mandala Art.

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Miners shutout Rankin Inlet to claim first tourney crown in seven years

March 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Miners broke a six-year drought by defeating team Rankin Inlet 4-0 to claim the 2018 Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men’s championship in front of a sold-out arena in Rankin Inlet on March 11.

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EDITORIAL: Make Yellowknife accessible for all

March 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

For Yellowknifers with disabilities, discrimination lives.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Wolf sightings near city

March 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

There have been wolf sightings in the Back Bay and Yellowknife Bay areas of Yellowknife, near Ndılo.

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Team NT keeps the wins coming

March 22, 2018 - NWT

It’s been a profitable week in the ulu department for Team NT at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

As of press time, the territory’s best and brightest had collected 44 ulus across all sports and there is sure to be more to come.

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Minimum wage rises to $13.46 on April 1

March 22, 2018 - NWT

The minimum wage in the Northwest Territories will rise in eight days for the first time in three years.

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Discovery Air granted creditor protection, ‘business as usual’ for subsidiaries

March 22, 2018 - NWT

Discovery Air, parent company of Air Tindi and Great Slave Helicopters, has been granted protection from creditors by the Ontario Superior Court while it arranges for the sale of its subsidiaries.

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Mushers in motion this weekend

March 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dogsledders and their canine companions are off to the races today for the 64th annual Canadian Championship Dog Derby – and with the many mushers in motion comes plenty of chances for Yellowknifers to catch the action as it happens.

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SPORTS TALK: Not the week I was expecting it to be

March 22, 2018 - NWT

I’ll be honest – I was expecting the 2018 Arctic Winter Games to be a sideshow of the highest order.

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LOOKING BACK: Gold brick recovered

March 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

The saga of Giant Mines’ lost gold brick had come full circle.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Humans do the darnedest things

March 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Do you ever listen to the news and wonder about the sanity of humans? Sometimes it looks like humans have gone completely insane and everyone, to one degree or another, is crazy. Except for you and me of course and I do wonder about myself occasionally.

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You can make an impact on climate change

March 22, 2018 - Inuvik

Last week I spoke with Chris Burn, a Northern studies professor at Carleton University, about how the number of landslides in the NWT has been increasing since the 1990s.

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NWT Pride’s funding request denied

March 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

NWT Pride has a $5,000 hole in their funding pool for this year, following a decision by the city to deny a grant request on the basis of insufficient financial information.

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Cabbie accused of punching passenger awaits fate

March 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife taxi driver accused of leaving a passenger bloodied and black-eyed following an alleged assault last summer will learn his fate next month.

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Ndilo resident upset after fire department refuses to attend snowmobile fire

March 22, 2018

The Yellowknife Fire Department was called on three separate occasions to contain a fire on the north side of Latham Island in Ndilo on Tuesday afternoon, but never showed up, says resident Norman Betsina. The first call came in at about 1 p.m. after Betsina’s snowmobile caught fire while his daughter was riding it.

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KFN gets federal funding for Arctic Winter Games

March 22, 2018 - Hay River

K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) on the Hay River Reserve has received federal government funding to help host part of the Arctic Winter Games.

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Fort Smith RCMP seize firearm found in snowbank

March 22, 2018 - Fort Smith

A firearm has been seized by Fort Smith RCMP after it was located in a snowbank near the community’s Recreation Centre.

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Long John Jamboree lineup stacked with family fun

March 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

The forecast for this year’s Long John Jamboree is snowy with a slight chance of planned “mayhem” and a storm of affordable family fun, says the festival’s executive director.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Man gets six months in jail for string of offences

March 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

A string of offences, including an assault involving a fork, have landed a Yellowknife man behind bars following a sentencing hearing in NWT territorial court Wednesday.

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Grant supports Land Leadership, Wood for Elders

March 22, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Youth Centre’s new Land Leadership program and East Three School’s Wood for Elders program received a portion of this year’s On the Land Collaborative grant.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Rallies around Kiv, elder honoured in Baker Lake

March 22, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rallies and duds

Kivalliq

A number of pep rallies were held in schools across the region to give Kivalliq athletes competing in the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Hay River and Fort Smith, NWT, a memorable sendoff.

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