Liquor restrictions officially lifted in Kugluktuk

December 14, 2018 - Kugluktuk

When it comes to purchasing alcohol, Kugluktuk is now an unrestricted community, the Government of Nunavut is advising.

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552-carat diamond unearthed at Diavik

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dominion Diamond Mines announced it has recovered the largest known gem-quality diamond ever found in North America.

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Businesses across country targeted in email bomb threats, warn RCMP

December 14, 2018

NWT RCMP are warning residents not to respond to emails demanding bitcoin payment after threats were made to several businesses across Canada.

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44th Street traffic light needs more study: council

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

At least one city councillor says the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of 44 Street and Franklin Avenue cannot wait and because of safety, the time for action is now.

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Savikataaq announces senior management shifts

December 14, 2018 - Nunavut

Lorne Kusugak will be the minister of a new Department of Human Resources, set to be operational come April 1.

Sheila Kolola will be deputy minister effective Dec. 17.

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Premier place for city’s homeless

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

It should be no surprise that Yellowknife’s amalgamated sobering centre and day shelter and its proponents would be the recipient of a prestigious award.

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Eetoolook returns as NTI vice-president

December 13, 2018

Incumbent James Eetoolook has prevailed in a two-way race for vice-president of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. 

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Gingerbread women to the rescue

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Editor’s Note: This story was written by NNSL staff contributor Laura Whittle.

 

Yellowknife’s own, all women, non- corporate team, The Northern Gingerbread (Wo)men, have entered themselves into the first Engineers Canada #FeatsOfGingerbread competition.

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Pair charged in Yellowknife cab driver’s death back in court in February

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two men accused of killing an on-the-job Yellowknife taxi driver last month will be back in court in February following brief appearances earlier this week.

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Yellowknife Mounties cleared of wrongdoing after prisoner’s ribs broken

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

More than a year after man suffered broken ribs while in custody at the Yellowknife RCMP detachment, Mounties say they’ve been cleared of any wrongdoing following an external investigation.

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26-month sentence for B.C. cocaine trafficker busted in Yellowknife

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A B.C. man arrested in a high-risk drug raid in Yellowknife over three years ago was handed a 26-month sentence in NWT Supreme Court Thursday.

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Woman pleads guilty in Sushi Cafe crash

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife woman named by police as the driver who crashed a truck into Sushi Cafe last summer has pleaded guilty to impaired driving.

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Harley’s liquor licence hearing not until January

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Nearly two weeks after its proposed opening date, Harley’s Hardrock Saloon has yet to set up shop in its new location.

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Nutrition North continues retailer freight subsidy

December 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

Among the long-awaited changes to the Nutrition North Canada program, which were announced the afternoon of Nov. 10 in Iqaluit, one was missing.

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Missed opportunities to say ‘We’re sorry …’

December 13, 2018

Images. Volume. Wounds. Pains. Forgiveness. Memories. Hardships. Success. Failings and failure.

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Updated: New NWT senator announced

Margaret Dawn Anderson is the NWT’s new senator, as announced Dec. 12. Photo courtesy of Margaret Dawn Anderson.
December 13, 2018 - Ottawa

With a full career in restorative justice, social work and community governance under her belt, Tuktoyaktuk’s Margaret Dawn Anderson is heading to the senate to represent the Northwest Territories.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Stories in Inuktitut, a letter to Santa and Makerspace pilot project

December 13, 2018 - Nunavut

Schools around the Baffin region had Elders and other special guests from the community share stories in Inuktitut during Education Week, while at Baker Lake’s Rachel Arngnammaktiq Elementary School, kindergarten students share their thoughts about Santa. In Iqaluit, a Makerspace pilot project for youth takes off.  

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YK Cares raises more than $3,000 at photo fundraiser

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

There’s an additional $3,450 to help feed Yellowknife youth thanks to donations to a YK Cares’ Santa photo fundraiser held at the Co-op on Saturday.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Enjoy the winter wonderland

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

In case you hadn’t noticed it: It’s a winter wonderland outside.

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‘It’s a Yellowknife piece made from Yellowknife elements’

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you watched the TEDxYellowknifeWomen talks on Sunday, you may have noticed an interesting piece decorating the right side of the stage.

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TEA TALK: Quana for lighting up Cambridge Bay

December 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Welcome to the bright Christmas-lit community of Cambridge Bay. Yes, for the first time ever the municipality of Cambridge Bay has Christmas lights down Main Street.

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New mayors in Fort McPherson and Fort Providence

December 12, 2018

There have been some big changes in small NWT communities after six hamlets held municipal elections on Monday.

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Three-year sentence sought for convicted cocaine trafficker

December 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Before Hassen Abdul Kerim Mohamed was convicted in September of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, his lawyer and prosecutors squabbled over just how involved the B.C. man was in a “sophisticated” drug operation that led to his arrest.

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NWT child services authorities plan sweeping reforms

December 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Despite being given just one day to look over the territorial government’s plan to improve child and family services, MLAs agreed to push forward with a review because of significant public interest following a scathing Auditor General report, tabled Oct. 23.

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Proposal stage about to begin in GN’s Airline Procurement Strategy

December 12, 2018

After many months of structuring how it will proceed with its Airline Procurement Strategy, the Government of Nunavut will issue a request for proposals (RFP) this month in hopes of attracting airline interest.

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IN MY VIEW: Attitude of gratitude

In My View with Harry Maksagak
December 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

My, how time flies! We are now preparing for man’s greatest celebration: Christmas, Christ’s birthday.

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NWT child services funded under 1998 model

December 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Red tape, housing challenges and a health system that is in “survival mode” are forcing children into care but those social impacts aren’t being sufficiently considered when it comes to child welfare, said Nunakput MLA Herb Nakimayak.

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Kenojuak Cultural Centre bringing many visitors to Cape Dorset

December 12, 2018

Since the opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in September, there’s been a marked rise in the number of visitors to the community from southern Canada and around the world, said John Hussey, Cape Dorset’s senior administrative officer.

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EDITORIAL: Don’t let southerners take our opportunities

December 12, 2018

According to the latest Conference Board of Canada report, opportunity is knocking in Nunavut more than anywhere else in Canada. If you are hoping for change, now’s the time to answer.

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What’s going on at the jail?

December 11, 2018

A jailhouse sex scandal may make for good headlines but there is no denying it is poisonous to the institution.

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