No Yellowknife without mining

January 18, 2019 - Yellowknife

Unless we’re talking about world peace, no fair-minded person should be expected to provide unequivocal support for anything.

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WWF helps Nunavut hunters participate in land use plan process

January 17, 2019 - Nunavut

With technical help, the Spence Bay Hunters and Trappers Association increased the depth of their participation in the draft Nunavut-wide land-use plan process.

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Parka thefts on the rise

January 17, 2019

After responding to multiple parka thefts in the last month, Yellowknife RCMP are warning parka owners to take precautionary measures to avoid becoming a victim of such crime.

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NWT Parks continue to shine

January 17, 2019

2018 marked the fifth-straight year of increases in the usage of NWT Parks, where they welcomed more than 36,500 visitors to their campgrounds across the territory, an all-time record for territorial parks.

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Rec boating not an option at Con Mine, says Newmont

January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

With the public boat launch at Giant Mine likely to be blocked from access during the next phase of mine remediation, expected to begin in 2021, a popular suggestion has been to use the former Con Mine boat access ramp.

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Housing project to be completed later this year

Dave Hurley, president of Habitat for Humanity NWT, left, and Dave Brothers, building committee chair, during a visit to their second housing project on Hershman Road in 2017. NNSL file photo
January 17, 2019

Habitat for Humanity NWT is planning to complete their third housing project this year, which will see a partner family living in either a prefabricated or mobile home on Bagon Drive once autumn rolls around.

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Around Nunavut: Tuberculosis screening, Chase the Ace, and more power

January 17, 2019 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Nunavut’s Department of Health is setting up at Cape Dorset’s community hall for three months, starting Feb. 11, to screen residents for tuberculosis.

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Sahtu Dene and Métis sign historic self governance agreement in Norman Wells

NWT Premier Bob McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations Marc Miller and President of the Norman Wells Land Corporation Sherry Hodgson sign the agreement in principal for Sahtu Dene and Metis residents of Norman Wells.
January 17, 2019 - Norman Wells

Wednesday was a historic day for the Sahtu Dene and Métis Indigenous people of Norman Wells as they signed an agreement in principle on self governance with the federal and territorial governments.

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Pot stirred over property values

January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife residents are in an uproar after receiving property tax assessments showing major increases to the value in their homes, which they fear will translate into a major increase in property taxes.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Books, eggs and art

January 17, 2019 - Nunavut

Nunavut authors will greet their public in two communities, in Sanikiluaq hens are laying eggs, and nominations are open for a $10,000 arts award.

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Bargaining team dismissed by union at health authority in Hay River

Members of the union bargaining team have been relieved of their duties in negotiations with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. NNSL file photo
January 17, 2019

The bargaining team representing unionized workers at the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) has been relieved of its duties.

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City responds to Yellowknifer’s questions on property assessments

There have been a lot of questions in recent days about the General Assessment notices sent to property owners in Yellowknife. Yellowknifer attempts to address some of those questions in this Q&A with the City of Yellowknife. NNSL photo
January 17, 2019 - Yellowknife

There has been a lot of talk in recent days about the General Assessment notices issued to property owners in Yellowknife by city hall. Many assessments show property values increasing by 15 per cent or more.What does this mean? Are our property taxes going up? 

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New format for Arviat’s JLM tourney

The 2018 JLM Calm Air Cup senior men's hockey champion Rankin Inlet are, back row from left, Kenny Saviakjuk, Bradley Kaludjak, James Connelly, Craig Beardsall, Wendel Kaludjak, Keenan Eetuk, Avaala Sabourin, Joey Arualak and Nanutnaa Komakjuak (waterboy) and, second row from left, Dali Kaludjak, Andrew Simms, Chad Taipana, Piqut Nukapiak, Alfred Voisey and Deryk Voisey (stickboy), and goalie James Merritt, front, in Arviat on Jan. 28, 2018. The 2019 edition of the JLM will run in Arviat from Jan. 24 to 27, 2019. NNSL file photo
January 17, 2019 - Arviat

Rankin Inlet will be seeking a third straight title when the puck drops to begin the new look Calm Air Cup Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) senior men’s hockey championship in Arviat from Jan. 24-27.

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Brendan Green narrowly misses podium in Germany

January 17, 2019 - Hay River

2019 is off to a flying start for Brendan Green.

Hay River’s favourite biathlon son just missed out on the podium at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup in Arber, Germany on Thursday as he finished fourth in the men’s 15-km individual event, just 20 seconds behind Aristide Begue of France, who won the bronze medal.

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Late Yellowknife artist remembered

Alex Czarnecki, a celebrated Yellowknife musician, director and teacher. Alex Czarnecki photo courtesey of Pat Braden.
January 17, 2019

Alex Czarnecki, a celebrated Yellowknife musician, director and teacher who died on Jan. 9 at the age of 72, is being remembered by a fellow Yellowknife artist as a visionary.

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Seven-month sentence for ‘junior member’ of cocaine network

January 16, 2019 - Yellowknife

Travis King, described by prosecutors as a “junior member” of a Yellowknife cocaine ring, won’t serve penitentiary time after receiving a seven-month sentence on Jan. 16 – two days after he tearfully renounced his criminal past, vowing to become a law-abiding citizen.

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Missing snowmobiler a hoax, say RCMP

January 16, 2019 - Yellowknife

After a “distress call” prompted RCMP to launch a far-reaching search and rescue operation for a missing snowmobiler last week, Mounties now say they received a “false report.”

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Yellowknife Celebrating World Snow Day on Sunday

Bella Gambin, 5, top left, Mackenzie Gambin, 8, and Kendall Digness, 7, marked a layer of fresh snow at Latham Island Park with a set of snow angels. (NNSL file photo)
January 16, 2019
Bella Gambin, 5, top left, Mackenzie Gambin, 8, and Kendall Digness, 7, marked a layer of fresh snow at Latham Island Park with a set of snow angels. (NNSL file photo)
Bella Gambin, 5, top left, Mackenzie Gambin, 8, and Kendall Digness, 7, marked a layer of fresh snow at Latham Island Park with a set of snow angels.
(NNSL file photo)

The seventh annual World Snow Day event will be taking place on Sunday, Jan. 20, with activities running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Fund created to maximize bingo benefits in Arviat

Arviat Mayor Bob Leonard is anxious to begin with the newly created Nalauttaq Fund which will replace the old method of awarding Bingo slots in Arviat. NNSL file photo
January 16, 2019 - Arviat

Arviat’s hamlet council has announced the creation of the Nalauttaq Fund, which will replace the current bingo slot system, said Mayor Bob Leonard in Arviat this past week.

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Tarralik Duffy opens up about home, and the art that follows

January 16, 2019 - Salliq/Coral Harbour and Saskatoon

The accomplished Tarralik Duffy – she’s an artist, designer, jeweller and writer of growing prominence – is also known by her design company, Ugly Fish Design.

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Bringing out the best in Naujaat

Assistant senior administrative officer Kevin Tegumiar presents lucky young winner Troy Kringayark with the paperwork for his two Calm Air tickets as his mother, Tina Kringayark, proudly looks on during the holiday activities in Naujaat in December of 2018. Photo courtesy hamlet of Naujaat
January 16, 2019 - Naujaat

Naujaat’s annual holiday activities are all about Christmas spirit, a sense of community, quality time with the family, a few good laughs with friends and neighbours, and taking the time to really celebrate life, said the community’s senior administrative officer this past week.

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And now the good news about JH Sissons

January 16, 2019 - Yellowknife

The fate of J.H. Sissons School has yo-yo’d over the years from possible closure to cannon fodder in the territorial government’s lengthy court battle with the French school board to today’s prospect of a phoenix-like rebirth into a completely rebuilt school.

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Government of Canada investing in job creation program

Marc Miller, a member of Parliament and the parliamentary secretary to the minister of crown-Indigenous relations, announced on Tuesday that the federal government is investing $300,000 into a three-year pilot program at the Det’on Cho Corporation to create more jobs for Yellowknives Dene First Nation. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo.
January 15, 2019

The federal government is investing $300,000 into a three-year pilot program at the Det’on Cho Corporation that is helping to create more jobs for members of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

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Colin Ford, of Yellowknife, no longer considered missing person: RCMP

January 15, 2019 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man who triggered an RCMP investigation after being reported missing more than a month ago is no longer considered a missing person, state Mounties in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

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Yellowknife RCMP ask for public’s help following armed robbery

January 15, 2019 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP is asking for the public’s help after they say a knife-wielding man robbed a city convenience store early Monday morning.

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Victim of fatal snowmobile accident – a veteran and ‘loyal friend’ – identified

January 15, 2019 - Yellowknife

Forty-six-year-old Jeffrey Lindsay has been identified as the victim of a fatal snowmobile accident northeast of Yellowknife over the weekend, the NWT Coroner Service confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

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Historical drill core retrieved from Giant Mine

An aerial view of Giant Mine from 2015. Karen K. Ho/NNSL file photo
January 15, 2019 - Yellowknife

Sixteen-thousand metres of historical drill core containing visible gold has been recovered from a core yard located within the Giant Mine site that was set to be dismantled as part of the area’s remediation program.

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Blanket exercise teaches students about Indigenous history

Dëneze Nakehk'o, an Indigenous cultural support worker, facilitates a blanket exercise for Grade 10 students at Sir John Franklin High School on Jan. 11. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo.
January 15, 2019 - Yellowknife

While concluding their Northern Studies class, Grade 10 students at Sir John Franklin High School participated in an interactive, role-playing exercise that explores Canadian history from an Indigenous point of view.

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‘Junior member’ of Yellowknife cocaine ring awaits sentencing

January 14, 2019 - Yellowknife

A “junior member” of a Yellowknife-based drug trafficking network convicted of possessing cash generated through the sale of cocaine delivered an emotional apology Monday during a sentencing hearing in NWT Supreme Court.

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An ‘essential’ polytechnic university in Yk comes with $80 million price tag

January 14, 2019 Chris Loreto of StrategyCrop. delivers a commissioned report on the benefits of creating a university based in Yellowknife. Brett McGarry/ NNSL Photo.
January 14, 2019 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife city council were advised Monday to pursue a polytechnic university that could cost an estimated $80 million.

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