Resting in peace not an option in most Nunavut communities

November 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Seven years after raising a lack of morgues as an issue, the Nunavut Association of Municipalities (NAM) will once again press the Government of Nunavut to establish proper storage facilities for corpses.

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GUEST COMMENT: Yk deserves more from MLA O’Reilly

November 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Gary Vivian, president, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines

Mining continues to provide significant benefits to the Northwest Territories, its residents, businesses and public and Indigenous governments.

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YCS donates money to local charities

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Catholic Schools board provided cheque donations to community organizations Wednesday night.

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Five Catholic students receive minister’s medals

November 15, 2018

Five students were announced as recipients of Minister’s Medals during the Nov. 15 Yellowknife Catholic Schools board meeting.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Budget time in the city

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s budget time at city hall and administration is advising the city that if it goes ahead with the pool and a new water line from Yellowknife River to the water treatment plant, the city will be carrying a lot of debt.

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Former trustee Allan Shortt recognized

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yk1 board and staff honoured longtime trustee and former chair Allan Shortt with a plaque and Ipad for his service as trustee since 2008.

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Bridging the North’s digital divide

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Across much of the city at this time of the year, as winter tightens its icy grip with darkness and cold, finding an organic tomato at an affordable price can be like digging for gold.

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Yk 1, Catholic board trustees hold first meetings

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Board trustees from both the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 and Yellowknife Catholic Schools held their first meetings this week since the Oct. 15 election.

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Nanook School in Apex takes education to the land

November 15, 2018 - Apex

Land-based education has been a dream at Nanook School for years, and this past September that dream became reality.

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Deh Gah School hosts physical literacy exercises as part of phys-ed classes

It's all excitement for this group of students from Deh Gah School in Fort Providence as they take part in an exercise run by the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence from Vancouver earlier this month. They are, from left, Phoenix Krutko, Gitta Causa, Hailey Bonnetrouge and Calin Landry. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl
November 15, 2018 - Fort Providence

Youth are told to be active at least 60 minutes per day and adults are supposed to make sure they get that physical activity.

But do the young ones know why they’re being active? Better yet, do the adults know how they can make them get that activity without telling them it’s work?

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Fort Good Hope man arrested after cocaine found in box of Timbits

November 15, 2018 - Fort Good Hope

A Fort Good Hope man has been arrested after RCMP say they found more than just donuts inside a box of Tim Horton’s Timbits.

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QEC needs more money to further geothermal studies

November 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Geothermal prospects in Nunavut are generally not well understood due to a lack of drilling data and, based on what little is currently known, the potential is generally low.

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Nunavut Badminton Championships crown territorial champions and identify 2019 Canada Winter Games team

Davidee Kudluarok of Sanikiluaq, seen during the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto, was one of the stars of the show at the Nunavut Badminton Championships in Iqaluit earlier this month. NNSL file photo
November 15, 2018 - Iqaluit

The territory’s badminton community convened on the capital earlier this month for the Nunavut Badminton Championships with more than just territorial titles on their minds.

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Yk1, French board enrolment increases

November 15, 2018

The three school boards received their official enrolment numbers from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) recently and the numbers by and large are up.

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“Further mediation talks should be scheduled,” says UNW, GNWT mediator

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The territorial government and the Union of Northern Workers should head back to the bargaining table, said mediator Vince Ready in a report.

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Inuvik champions girls’ hockey

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Girls’ hockey in Inuvik is growing – and fast. This year’s World Girls’ Hockey event in Inuvik drew twice as many participants as in previous years.

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Federal, territorial governments sign new 10-year housing agreement

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Students learn the art of the bow

Emily Paul takes aim at the target while Jonny Bungay gets ready for his turn during a friendly archery competition at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 15, 2018 - Naujaat

Students are developing their archery skills thanks to a program being run by physical education teacher Gary Minaudo at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat.

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Inuvik hosts Northernmost GIS Day event

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Though many people have never heard of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), they likely use the technology or are impacted by its use in some way, according to Celtie Ferguson, GIS technician intern with Aurora Research Institute (ARI). That’s why she thinks its important to be hosting the world’s Northernmost GIS Day event.

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COLUMN: GN needs to get it together

November 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

Well, here we go again.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Aqsarniit staff recognized, De Beers launches jewelry design competition and Inuit history and culture workshop offered

November 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Middle school teachers recognized for service

Iqaluit

Five staff members at Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik in Iqaluit were recently recognized by the Government of Nunavut for their dedicated service to Nunavummiut.

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Sacrifice and Remembrance

Kelly Kaludjak of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet presents RCMP Sgt. Earl LeBlanc with an $11,000 donation to the RCMP's Kivalliq-wide Christmas Food Hamper in Rankin on Nov. 9, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The sense of community evident during the week of Remembrance Day was felt that much stronger in Rankin Inlet when Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 presented the RCMP with an $11,000 donation to its Kivalliq-wide Christmas Food Hamper on Nov. 9.

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Ndilo drug trafficker sentenced to 3 years

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 58-year-old Ndilo woman caught with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and other drugs during a 2016 traffic stop was sentenced to three years behind bars Thursday.

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GNAF receives ‘fascinating basement find’

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The Great Northern Arts Festival Society (GNAFS) received a donation of 72 traditional Inuit carvings from Cheri Tate, granddaughter of Harold Harshaw – a man who worked for the Department of Northern Affairs for 30 years.

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UPDATE: Great Slave Helicopters not going to Westwind Aviation — president

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife players come up big for Yukon Rivermen in BC Hockey Bantam Tier 1 Zone League action

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

After a weekend against the North Central Cougars the weekend before that wasn’t anything to write home about, the Yukon Rivermen needed a big bounce-back against the Northeast Trackers, based out of Fort St. John, B.C.

They got it and the Rivermen’s Yellowknife quotient made sure of that.

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Nick Bennett takes next step in skiing career with Alberta World Cup Academy

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

As athletes grow up, they’re told to play a plethora of sports to help with their development.

As they get older, it comes time to pick a sport and Nick Bennett has chosen his.

It’s skiing or bust as far as he’s concerned.

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Special projects producing results at Naujaat school

Martha Uttak reads with Grade 7 student Diane Uttak during Literacy Day activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 12, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 15, 2018 - Naujaat

October was a busy month for special initiatives at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat, including one that focused on Canadian geography and another that focused on reading and literacy.

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Sally Ann Christmas kettles ring in the holiday season

Mayor Rebecca Alty, left shakes Jason Brinson, Corps Leader, Salvation Army's hand after making the first donation of 2018. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The annual Salvation Army kettle bell holiday fundraiser kicked off at city hall earlier this week and this year it comes with additional ways to donate.

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Eleven-year-old has withstood 50 surgeries on his back

November 14, 2018 - Taloyoak

Jacob Totalik is 11 years old and he’s already endured 50 surgeries.

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