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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Coding is the new cool at Joamie School in Iqaluit

November 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

When Joamie School vice-principal Scott MacDonald learned Google Canada was coming to Iqaluit in November, he jumped on the opportunity.

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Iqaluit NorthMart to reopen Saturday, nine days after fire

November 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Nine days after a blaze destroyed the warehouse abutting its Iqaluit store, NorthMart plans to reopen its doors Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Feds announce tourism funding for Kivalliq

November 14, 2018 - Kivalliq

The Government of Canada announced a $786,000 investment Wednesday afternoon to upgrade three Kivalliq hotels and to map the Thule sod houses archeological sites near Chesterfield Inlet.

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New funding announced for Snare Forks

November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT and federal government are aiming to upgrade aging infrastructure, improve reliance on clean energy use and address affordability issues in the North as a joint funding announcement was made for the Snare Forks Hydroelectricity Facility, Wednesday.

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New Yellowknifer editor takes reins

Michele Taylor is now editor of Yellowknifer.
November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Northern News Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Taylor as editor of Yellowknifer.

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Fall weather sees cool temps

November 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

October may have felt a bit warmer to most Yellowknife residents, but that was only due to the contrast with a much colder than normal September, according to Environment Canada.

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Federal infrastructure minister comes North for two funding projects

November 14, 2018 - NWT

In a whirlwind tour through the NWT, the federal government made two major announcements for infrastructure funding that included the opening of the Canyon Creek all-season access road and the Inuvik Wind Generation project.

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Crisis Text Line launches across Canada

November 13, 2018 - NWT

Youth across the territory will now be able to text for help as Kids Help Phone recently launched a crisis text line across the country.

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Don’t leave NWT out of gun debate

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

NWT MP Michael McLeod let slip last week what he and the Northwest Territories are up against in the latest debate over gun control.

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Getting in the Christmas spirit

November 13, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

UBLUKKUT. IKALUKTUTIAK TAKHILIKTUK. HIKINIK PINIKHIVAKTUK KULVAGNAGNAT.

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Council Briefs: Shauna Morgan is Yellowknife’s latest Deputy Mayor

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Shauna Morgan was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of Yellowknife during city council’s first formal council meeting Tuesday evening.

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Google workshop teaches Iqaluit business owner useful tips

November 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

An afternoon-long Grow with Google event held at Iqaluit’s public library Nov. 9 was fruitful for Sheila Lumsden, who is preparing to launch her food business Sijjakkut with her fiance Johnny Flaherty.

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Major 40 year high school reunion in the works

Sir John Franklin Secondary School's graduating class of 1979. There will be a combined 40 year reunion for both Sir John and St. Pat's graduating class of 1979 from June 20 to 23, 2019. photo sourced from Facebook
November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The wheels are in motion to mark the 40th anniversary of the class of 1978-’79 and if all works out as planned, organizers will surpass attendance at previous reunions.

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FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN: An ode to a family dog

Skipper, the Fishin' Technician's sidekick for the past 15 years, accepts a cuddle from the late Jack Layton, leader of the federal New Democratic Party, during a day's fishing with former Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington in 2006. Skipper died Sunday after a lifetime of fishin' with all kinds of Technician guests, famous or otherwise. NNSL file photo
November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

On Sunday morning, our family dog Skipper went to the farm, as my wife is inclined to say when around children and talking about the brevity of pets.

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Yk council set to approve heritage funding

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Governance and Priorities Committee (GPC) recommended city council approve a proposed funding criteria for heritage funding and a revised funding application form.

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Yellowknife filmmaker Jennifer Walden awarded mentorship

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife filmmaker Jennifer Walden is the recipient of this year’s Whistler Film Festival mentorship for her project Elijah and the Rock Creature.

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Yellowknife raises transgender flag for Transgender Awareness Week

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The City of Yellowknife will raise the transgender flag in celebration of Transgender Awareness Week.

The flag raising starts at 11 a.m. on Nov. 19 outside City Hall.

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Norman Wells woman jailed for trafficking cocaine

November 13, 2018 - Norman Wells

A Norman Wells woman bid an emotional farewell to her young child in a Yellowknife courtroom Tuesday after being sentenced to six months in jail for trafficking cocaine.

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Man calls for better cleanup after fire

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man is calling for the owner of a Franklin Avenue property destroyed by a summer fire to do a better cleanup on the remains of the building.

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Karen Kabloona to join Nunavut Tunngavik as CEO

November 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

Karen Kabloona has been hired as CEO of land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. 

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Fun for the girls as Yk Minor Hockey Association hosts Esso Fun Days

November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Getting more girls and women involved in hockey is an ongoing process but it’s one that seems to be working.

The Yk Minor Hockey Association did its part on Monday to keep getting more females in on the fun as it hosted Esso Fun Days at the Multiplex on Monday.

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Rough weekend for Team Galusha in Edmonton

November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kerry Galusha and her rink went into the Crestwood Ladies Fall Classic in Edmonton this past weekend riding the highest of highs.

They had just come off winning their first World Curling Tour event as a team, that being the Royal LePage Ladies Fall Classic in Ontario the weekend before.

Edmonton, though? Not so much and there’s a good reason why.

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Fatbike group ride kicks off the winter season

From left: Dennis Brumwell, Steve Schwarz, Shannon Jennings, Sophie Mahon and Clarinda Spikjerman at the Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club's first fat bike group ride of the season. Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo
November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club held its first event of the season this weekend.

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Grammy-award winning artist comes to Yellowknife

November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Grammy award-winning artist Joanne Shenandoah will perform at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) this weekend.

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Communities come up big at Senior Spike It!

November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Another season of scholastic volleyball is over in the NWT and with it came some exciting finishes.

And no, it wasn’t a year dominated by Yellowknife.

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Taloyoak remembers

November 12, 2018 - Taloyoak

Staff, students, Rangers, Junior Rangers and community members came together at Netsilik School in Taloyoak on Friday to pay their respects to Canadian soldiers in advance of Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.

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Investment watchdog gets more teeth

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has been granted the authority to take investment advisers to court to collect fines in cases of wrongdoing in the NWT. NNSL file photo
November 12, 2018 - NWT

Investment advisers who don’t serve their NWT clients’ best interests may now be taken to court by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to collect fines.

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Crisis Text Line launches across Canada

November 11, 2018 - NWT

Youth across the territory will now be able to text for help as Kids Help Phone recently launched a crisis text line across the country.

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Northern aviation workers lacking, Ottawa lawmakers told

According to the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace, the entire country faces a shortage of 3,000 commercial pilots by 2025; currently just 1,200 finish commercial aviation training annually and half of those are foreign students. NNSL file photo
November 11, 2018 - Ottawa

More pilots, mechanics, ground personnel and better industry statistics are crucial for the Northern aviation industry, federal lawmakers in Ottawa heard this week.

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