NWT News

Sport North seeking cultural delegates

November 21, 2017 - Hay River

Sport North, in conjunction with the NWT Arts Council, is accepting applications for cultural performing delegates for Team NWT at the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.

It is seeking six cultural delegates and one manager interested in participating at the South Slave 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith.

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Aklavik study makes medical impact

November 21, 2017 - Aklavik

The North American medical community is changing the way it treats a stomach bacteria with the potential to cause cancer thanks, in part, to residents of Aklavik.

After a study of 376 people in Aklavik, along with participants from Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk and Old Crow, Yukon, researchers have changed the types and duration of antibiotics courses they prescribe for Helicobacter pylori.

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Remembering Archie Beaulieu

November 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

For many Northerners, the work of Archie Beaulieau is instantly recognizable. It’s bright, bold, enchanting – and unmistakably rooted in a land that seems to live and breath through the canvas.

Beaulieu, who died recently at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer, achieved world-wide acclaim for his distinct depictions of Northern life, namely through his portrayals of Dene tradition, culture and folklore. Drawing influences from his roots as a member of the Tlicho First Nations, Beaulieu developed a unique brand of art that played with colour and married the abstract and the familiar.

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Soccer association envisions new pitch

November 19, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Ollie Williams has a grand vision for soccer in the Northwest Territories.

The president of the Northwest Territories Soccer Association went before Yellowknife city council on Nov. 14 to present a “preliminary overview” of his group’s plan to develop a new, full-size, enclosed soccer facility in Yellowknife.

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Canada’s first all-season road to the Arctic Ocean opens

November 15, 2017

It took dozens of years of lobbying and several years of construction, not to mention some $300 million, but the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is now officially open.
A ceremony held at the Midnight Sun Complex was packed with community members and dignitaries Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The most special federal guest was Governor General Julie Payette, who thought there was something fitting in the name of the road itself.
“Even the name – highway, way to the future and aiming high,” said Payette during her speech to the crowd.

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Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first

November 14, 2017 - Kivalliq

For the first time in history following a territorial election for the Government of Nunavut (GN), I am expecting — and actually cheering for — the next premier to come from the Kivalliq.

I would be equally happy to see either Rankin Inlet’s Lorne Kusugak or Cathy Towtongie have the premier’s plaque on their office desk.

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Gwich’in Tribal Council highlights inconsistency in Premier’s ‘red alert’

November 13, 2017 - NWT

The Gwich’in Tribal Council is calling out the Northwest Territories premier for issuing a “red alert” to Ottawa without first talking to Indigenous groups.

The council is “surprised” Bob McLeod didn’t reach out before denouncing federal restrictions on oil and gas exploration in the Beaufort Sea, especially given the premier’s frustration with Ottawa for imposing those restrictions without first consulting with the territorial government.

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