More slopitch success for Fort McPherson

K&D Contracting of Fort McPherson came away as champions of the Aklavik Recreation Committee Slow Pitch Tournament on Sept. 16 after beating the Barrypickers of Inuvik in the final. The winners are, front row from left, Justine Vittrekwa, Joyce Blake, Dinah Andre, Jessi Pascal and Zendel Blake; back row from left, Mina McLeod, Dale Blake, JD Storr, Momo Blake, Darren Koe, Ajay Peterson, Sean Blake and Dakota Koe. Missing from the photo is Joanne Tetlichi. Photo courtesy of Joyce Blake.
September 24, 2018 - Aklavik

Have trucks, will travel.

That’s what K&D Contracting of Fort McPherson did as they made the trip to Aklavik for one of the last slopitch tournaments of the season and it was a success.

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Meeting for Mackenzie region Metis held Saturday

September 24, 2018 - Tulita/Fort Norman

The Mackenzie River Metis Collective will be holding its community gathering this coming weekend after efforts have been put forward in recent weeks to create a third geographic group representing NWT Metis people in the river region.

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COLUMN: Combined services for Yk’s homeless and addicted

September 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Psst, did you hear? Yellowknife’s new combined sobering center and day shelter opened last week.  Yay, that is really good news. I’m excited and I’m sure the people facing homelessness and addictions in our community are excited too.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Lights On seeking volunteers to kick off

September 24, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

A program in Fort Simpson aimed at keeping youth busy and entertained on the weekends is getting ready to start up again Oct. 12.

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EDITORIAL: Don’t silence democratic process

Nominations should be released to the public as they are approved. This would improve the electoral process across the territory and engage and encourage more involvement in politics. NNSL file photos.
September 24, 2018 - NWT

The time for filing municipal nomination papers has passed and a humble word must be said for the courage all candidates showed in throwing their names into the proverbial ring.

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Crackup Comedy brings festival to Iqaluit

Howie Miller, one of Canada's few Indigenous professional comedians, will perform at Iqaluit's comedy festival this October. Photo courtesy of Crackup Comedy.
September 23, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit will be home to the first ever Arctic Comedy Festival, with all its proceeds in support of the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line.

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EDITORIAL: Long tail of colonialism threatens ability to heal

September 23, 2018 - Nunavut

Testimony at the recent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry hearings in Iqaluit showed there is a still a lot of work needed to heal the wounds of colonial violence, if it’s even possible in light of the fact such violence persists.

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SPORTS TALK: The Ottawa Senators got fleeced but Pierre Dorion still looks smart

Daniel Nestor retired from tennis on Sept. 15 following his Davis Cup doubles match against the Netherlands in Toronto. So ends the career of Canada's greatest-ever men's player. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
September 23, 2018 - NWT

One of these days, a news correspondent is going to lose their life covering a hurricane. This was never going to happen this time around.

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SPORTS CHECK: Kevin Koe starts with a bang

September 23, 2018 - NWT

Suzhou, China

The new curling season is underway and Kevin Koe couldn’t have started things any better.

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Archers aim for Red Deer

September 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., will be big enough for the NWT but it will be even bigger for one team.

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Meet the mayoral candidates

September 23, 2018 - NWT

Norman Wells

Positions to fill: Six councillors, one mayor

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Vince Sharpe wins annual golf course fundraiser

September 22, 2018 - Inuvik

Vince Sharpe won the grand prize of $4,000 in the Road’s End Golf Course’s unique, sold-out annual fundraiser September 15.

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Great-grandmother accused of trafficking acquitted, daughter found guilty

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Ko K’e festival to wrap up in Inuvik

September 21, 2018 - Inuvik

The 14th annual Ko K’e Spoken Word and Music Festival is set to wrap up its tour of the Northwest Territories in Inuvik September 27.

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Nunavut braces for Canada Post shutdown

The mail at Canada Post outlets across Nunavut will stop flowing if a strike takes place on Sept. 26. NNSL file photo
September 21, 2018

Barring a last-minute agreement on a new contract, unionized Canada Post employees are set to strike on Wednesday and Nunavummiut are preparing for repercussions.

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Science and culture in Chesterfield Inlet

Science student Melanie Qaqqasig gathers plants for the perfect tea blend during the annual Kivalliq Science Educator's Community Science Camp in Chesterfield Inlet from Sept. 6-10, 2018. photo courtesy of Juamita Balhuizen
September 21, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

More than 40 students and teachers from across the Kivalliq hit the water in the name of science during the annual Kivalliq Science Educator’s Community (KSEC) Science Camp in Chesterfield Inlet from Sept. 6 to 10.

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Grizzly shot in Kugluktuk

September 21, 2018 - Kugluktuk

A local hunter shot and killed a two-year-old male grizzly bear on Sept. 18. The predator wandered into the community that day, as it had the previous two days.

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Police suspend search for missing Norman Wells man

September 21, 2018 - Norman Wells

An exhaustive search for a 20-year-old missing Norman Wells man has been suspended by police.

Darren Whiteman was last seen around 11 p.m. at a cabin on Lennie Lake on Sept. 12.

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Gunning for big bucks through Project Play

September 21, 2018 - Kugluktuk

With hopes of getting new artificial turf for the Kugluktuk arena and funds to afford a climbing wall and soccer nets, recreation coordinator Matt Craddock was finalizing an entry into the annual Kraft Heinz Project Play contest last week.

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Pat Braden launches NWT music archive

September 21, 2018

Musician Pat Braden officially launches the first installment of the website, Musicians of the Midnight Sun, on Tuesday.

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COLUMN: New festival would be win-win

September 21, 2018 - Kivalliq

Word on the street in Rankin Inlet has a group of folks coming together this past weekend in hopes of forming a committee to establish a second music festival in Rankin Inlet.

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Marathoning for hope in Inuvik

September 21, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik resident Trudy Marks has participated in every Terry Fox Run since 1981.

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CAPSULE COMMENTS: Prevent falls by wearing good footwear

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Aaron La Borde

People over the age of 65 are at greater risk of falls.

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GUEST COLUMNIST: Former mayor defends bylaw boss

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Dave Lovell

I am writing with respect to the investigations surrounding Doug Gillard, head of the Municipal Enforcement Division.

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New soccer field for Catholic schools

Weledeh Catholic School assistant principal Seana Stewart, left, Weledeh principal Jenny Reid, St. Patrick High School assistant principals Don Reid and Alicia Larade, and St. Patrick High School principal Todd Stewart stand with the new soccer field located at the Weledeh School and Ecole St. Patrick High School playground. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here.

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LOOKING BACK: Wildcat reopens in 1979

The Wildcat Cafe was opened in 1937 by Willy Wiley and Smoky Stout. It closed in 1951 and was due for demolition until the Old Stope Association worked to preserve the restaurant. NNSL file photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Aside from landscaping, the only work left to be done on the Wildcat Cafe was the passing of city inspections.

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Hotel industry speaks out over proposed tax

Representatives from the city, including Mayor Mark Heyck, the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce and the Explorer Hotel wait to give statements on a proposed hotel levy at a public hearing at the legislative assembly building on Wednesday. Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city, the chamber of commerce, and even the hotel industry are keen on the prospect of a hotel tax, but all say the current plan contains too many exemptions to make it worthwhile.

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Bantam hockey players to play high-level hockey locally

Logan Cunningham, seen getting some repairs done during the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River this past March, is part of the Yukon Rivermen bantam AAA hockey, a joint effort between Hockey NWT and Hockey Yukon. NNSL file photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

At first glance, you wouldn’t think Yellowknife would have anything to do with a team going by the name of the Yukon Rivermen.

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EDITORIAL: Homelessness is a downtown problem

Yesterday the long awaited day shelter and sobering centre opened on 50th Street, right next to the Northern Lites Motel and across the street from the Northern News Services newspaper office. Ezra Black/NNSL photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

In today’s Tales from the Dump column, longtime Yellowknifer Walt Humphries writes there were far fewer homeless people in the community back when it was a sleepy frontier town in the 1970s.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: They’re off and running

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

With people starting to campaign for the municipal election, I am sure we are going to hear a lot about the problems in the downtown core, about the street people and the homeless. We are also bound to hear several proposed solutions to these problems. Despite all the time, talk and debate, I do see a few fundamental questions that seem to get ignored or lost in the shuffle.

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