NWT News

A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Jayda’s ordeal

February 18, 2018 - NWT

Friends, I usually don’t make it a point to repeat the subject in a column from one similar in the last, but in the case of this story in News/North, excellently written by Sidney Cohen, the subject of our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls should at lest bear the burden of a reread, if only to drive the message home.

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TAX BREAK: The ABCs of an RRSP

February 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

I had lunch with a few twenty-something youngsters recently. Since this is Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) season, one of them – ‘John’ – asked, “What’s an RRSP and what can it do for me”? That basic question surprised me. His friend, -’Rick’-, an employee in an accounting firm, piped in and exclaimed, “I bought an RRSP last year and I lost money – RRSPs are useless”!

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Fish plant announcement on its way, says minister

February 15, 2018 - Hay River

The GNWT won’t be breaking ground this spring for a new fish plant in Hay River but that doesn’t mean plans aren’t in the works.

In October, it announced that, after discussion with the federal Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation and fishers in Hay River, it had decided to proceed with building a new facility.

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Tax Break: Nasty traps for not for profit organizations

February 11, 2018 - NWT

This oversight happens all too often.

You are a director of an incorporated not-for-profit organization (NPO), such as a society, chamber of commerce organization, a condominium board or say, the Yellowknife Climbing Club. You think your NPO has no tax filing obligations because it is tax-exempt That isn’t true and you could be in for some nasty tax surprises.

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Legal action begins against Indian Hospitals

February 11, 2018 - NWT

While a possible settlement is far away, NWT residents who were sent to Indian Hospitals between 1945 and 1982 may eventually get some restitution from the federal government for alleged substandard care – and far worse.

The $1.1 billion class action lawsuit was filed in January against the Attorney General of Canada by Ann Cecile Hardy, originally from Fort Smith.

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