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MLA urges swift action on caribou ‘crisis’

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

After the NWT posted dismal numbers for the 2018 caribou count, the territorial government is planning to limit disturbance of caribou habitat to save shrinking Bathurst and boreal caribou herds.

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Simpson students take on traditional games

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT held a traditional games camp in Fort Simpson last week. The attends were.: Back row: Gina Hardisty Isaiah, Amaria Tanche Hanna, Brooklyn Martineau, Gombee Jose, Tyler Tsetso, Manny Buckley (Dene Games Instructor) Front row: Alexei Gargan, Evan Noseworthy, Katie Noseworthy, Kenisha Pennycook, Meeks Edda, Rhys Dowedswell, Coleman Brown, and Carson Roche
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Students in Fort Simpson took part in a week-long Dene games and Arctic sports workshop.

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Futsal camp kicks off in Gameti

Tim Wooldridge, left stands with Joseph Koyina, Jaycee Wedawin, Jacqueline Willard, Ade Zoe, Nika Mantla-Arrowmaker, Hannah Bekale, Keyden Quitte, Taati Lamouelle and Jesse Mcniven at the Gameti futsal camp. photo courtesy of Tim Wooldridge
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Soccer players in Gameti were treated to a special futsal camp in the community late last month.

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Making the first cut

Dylan Harker gets set to serve the ball during a practice at the Western Canada Summer Games trials last weekend. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

The top volleyball players in the city are one step closer to representing the territory at next year’s Western Canada Summer Games after both the men’s and women’s teams held their first set of tryouts last weekend.

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More funding for green energy

December 8, 2018

Arctic Energy Alliance’s budget is getting a $9.12-million boost over the next four years.

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Hamlets hold elections

December 8, 2018

The hamlets of Aklavik, Enterprise, Fort McPherson, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok are holding municipal elections on Dec. 10. Between the nine hamlets there are 12 candidates for mayor and 59 for council.

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To decolonize media, inform yourself

December 8, 2018

The media has a lot to answer for.

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Fort Smith traffic blitz leads to impairment charges

December 7, 2018 - Fort Smith

A joint traffic enforcement blitz led by Fort Smith RCMP and NWT RCMP Traffic Services has led to charges for a 47-year-old man.

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It takes a village

December 7, 2018 - Inuvik

When I interviewed Kylik Kisoun Taylor of Tundra North Tours this week, he told me that his best advice for up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs would be to foster as many partnerships as possible.

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New Inuit development association launches

December 7, 2018 - Inuvik

A new Inuit development association officially launched Nov. 28 in Ottawa.

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National award for Kylik Kisoun Taylor

December 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik-based tour operator Kylik Kisoun Taylor is the winner of the 2019 National Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business for his tourism company Tundra North Tours.

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Region represents at badminton tournament

December 6, 2018 - Inuvik

The fifth annual Beaufort Delta Education Council Regional Badminton Tournament took place at East Three Secondary School Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.

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Top NWT apprentices honoured in Hay River

The top NWT apprentices in Hay River for the past academic year were recognized at a Nov. 8 ceremony hosted by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. The award-winning apprentices included, left to right, Cory John Tybring, Christopher Michael Shaw and Zackary Wyatt Bonnetrouge. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

The top NWT apprentices in Hay River have been recognized by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE).

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New Hay River mayor and council sworn in

Kandis Jameson, right, was sworn in Nov. 6 as the new mayor of the Town of Hay River. Conducting the ceremony was Sgt. Brandon Humbke of the RCMP. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

The new leadership of the Town of Hay River was officially sworn in on Nov. 6 and Kandis Jameson, the new mayor, is optimistic about the upcoming term of council.

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Anti-poverty on the table in Hay River

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy, front, along with Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli, join a drum dance Nov. 7 on the Hay River Reserve at the close of a two-day Anti-Poverty Roundtable. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

The sixth-annual Anti-Poverty Roundtable was hosted last week by the GNWT in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve.

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Hay River’s Brian Willows releases second children’s book

Brian Willows, centre, has released a second children's book called 'Winter's Angels'. To celebrate, he donated five copies to Chris Aitken, left, for Critical Literacy, and another five copies to Christine Gyapay for NWT Centennial Library. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

A Hay River writer has just released his second illustrated children’s book.

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Catching up on ice in Hay River

Ben Ferreira, an Edmonton-based figure skater who once represented Canada at the world championships, uses video replay to coach young skaters like Daphnee Babiuk at a skating clinic on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

The Hay River Figure Skating Club has helped its young members catch up a bit with a training session from a former world-class skater after being out of the arena for two years.

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New welcome sign in Hay River sparks disagreement

The presidents of the Northwest Territory Metis Nation and its community councils gathered on Nov. 22 to officially introduce a new sign at the junction of Highway 5 and Highway 2 welcoming travellers to their traditional territory. The leaders are, left to right, Arthur Beck of the Fort Resolution Metis Council, Garry Bailey of the Northwest Territory Metis Nation, Ken Hudson of the Fort Smith Metis Council and Trevor Beck of the Hay River Metis Government Council. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

A new welcome sign has been erected in Hay River, but it has resulted in anything but warm feelings among those on opposite sides of the political message it is sending.

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Library seeks increased financial support from Town of Hay River

Christine Gyapay is the head librarian at NWT Centennial Library in Hay River. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

The Hay River Library Committee is looking for more financial support from the Town of Hay River.

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KFN follows the way of the ancestors

Pat Martel, a band councillor with K'atlodeeche First Nation, points out aspects its traditional territory during a news conference on Nov. 30. KFN held the news conference to state its opposition to including any of its traditional territory in a land claims settlement for the Northwest Territory Metis Nation. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

The leaders of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) have decided to stick to the important things, instead of being distracted by a controversial sign recently erected by the Northwest Territory Metis Nation.

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Eyeing Inuit labour as economic driver

December 6, 2018 - Inuvik

Last week, community leaders, business leaders, academics, policy makers and youth came together in Ottawa to discuss inclusive economic growth for Inuit through the lens of reconciliation at a conference entitled Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Growth Can Mean for Inuit in Canada.

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Cooking up some music in Hay River

Linda Duford's dream came true last month when she opened The Purple Pick Studio, where the well-known musician will teach young and old how to play several instruments. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

You could say that Linda Duford is now in her element – surrounded by musical instruments and teaching young and old how to play them.

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New rules aim to keep people safer on ice in Hay River

As he always does, nine-year-old Brody Humbke was wearing a helmet and facemask on Dec. 1, the date when new safety standards came into effect for ice users at the Rec Centre. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
December 6, 2018

New safety rules took effect on Dec. 1 for people using the arena ice surface and outdoor rinks operated by the Town of Hay River.

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Project Gloomiest part of ‘assertive’ drug enforcement plan: RCMP

December 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 14-month long investigation that disrupted two alleged Yellowknife cocaine trafficking networks and led to charges against 15 suspects is the result of the RCMP’s continued crackdown on the illicit drug trade, says a Mountie close to the probe.

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FISHING TALE RECALLED – a column by George H.W. Bush

Former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes, right, convinced George H. Bush to write a fishing column for his newspaper after meeting him at the Yellowknife airport in 1997. The column was published in the Sept. 4 edition. NNSL file photo
December 5, 2018 - Tree River, Nunavut

Editor’s note: This guest comment by George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, was obtained by former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes after he learned the former president was passing through Yellowknife in the summer of 1997 on his way to a fishing trip on the Tree River in Nunavut.

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Jackfish transformer creates city-wide outage

December 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A city-wide power outage hit several Yellowknife businesses early Wednesday morning.

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NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Violence towards Indigenous women

December 4, 2018

Racial violence towards Indigenous women still runs rampant in this country despite efforts to raise awareness.

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Involve First Nations in child care

December 4, 2018

It is true. The GNWT is guilty of failing children.

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Temperatures, precipitation expected to remain average over winter

December 4, 2018

The month of November proved to be an average one for Yellowknife’s historical trends in temperature and precipitation according to the federal department of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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Huge haul of alcohol seized by Fort McPherson RCMP

December 4, 2018 - Fort McPherson

Fort McPherson RCMP have seized a huge haul of alcohol following “targeted” traffic stops along the Dempster Highway, states a news release issued by Mounties Tuesday evening.

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