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EDITORIAL: OK for Yellowknife, but not Hay River

September 17, 2018 - Hay River

If you’re looking in today’s Hub for the official list of candidates in the upcoming municipal elections in Hay River, sorry but it hasn’t been released.

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Search for missing Norman Wells man continues

September 17, 2018 - Norman Wells

An “around the clock” effort by law enforcement and community volunteers to find a Norman Wells man is continuing nearly a week after the 20-year-old was reported missing.

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Family support centre marks milestone

Janet-Marie Fizer, left, chair of the board of the Family Support Centre Kristine Vannebo-Suwala, right, the centre's executive director In front of demolished building which once housed a women's shelter Building demolished on Sept. 15, 2018. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
September 17, 2018 - Hay River

A major milestone has been reached on the journey to a new women’s shelter in Hay River.

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Man charged following serious assault in Fort Good Hope

September 17, 2018 - Fort Good Hope

A 48-year-old man is facing multiple charges, including three counts of assault with a weapon, after police say two people were seriously injured in Fort Good Hope over the weekend.

Just before midnight on Saturday, Sept. 15, Fort Good Hope RCMP received multiple reports that an assault had taken place outside a residence in the community, stated a news release Monday.

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Inuvik’s tourism “boom” shouldn’t be squandered

September 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik was crawling with tourists this season.

The parking lot at the Western Arctic Regional Visitors Centre was often packed with RVs, truck campers and the odd beater that huffed its way up the Dempster Highway.

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Big donation for Inuvik Youth Centre

Sports for Smiles members Janeva Shahi, left, Kanaka Shahi and Deva Shahi pack up their donation to the Inuvik Youth Centre. Photo courtesy of Janeva Shahi
September 16, 2018

A B.C.-based group is helping out Inuvik in a big way.

The Inuvik Youth Centre is set to receive a donation of soccer equipment, leadership seminars and sports camps from Sports for Smiles, a non-profit located in Delta, B.C.

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Sports Talk: Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open women’s singles title but you’d never know

September 16, 2018

So I’ve listened to all the bluster about what Serena Williams did at the U.S. Open. I’ve watched it. I’m ready.

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Sports Chek: Darts tournament begins

September 16, 2018

Latest sports news from around the Northwest Territories

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News Briefs: Around the NWT

September 16, 2018

Read below to catch up on the latest news briefs from around the Northwest Territories

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Election redo still without date

September 16, 2018

Gwichya Gwich’in members are still waiting for an election date to be set after its June 18 chief election results were appealed.

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Military lays out Northern plans

The HMCS Harry DeWolf sits almost finished at Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s shipyard in Halifax last week. It is the first of a series of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships being built for the Royal Canadian Navy, and will be the first Canadian naval ship built in 20 years upon completion. Tim Edwards/NNSL photo
September 16, 2018

The first of six new Arctic patrol ships is almost ready to launch and the design of a new military facility in Yellowknife is expected to go to tender by the middle of next year.

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Annual plane pull raises $15,500 for Special Olympics

September 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Temperatures dipped below zero for one of the coldest Law Enforcement plane pull events in its history, but Yellowknife families packed the airport tarmac in support of the annual fundraiser.

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New Dene Nation chief champions change in Canada relations

Dene National Chief and Regional AFN Chief for the NWT Norman Yakeleya, left, stands with Perry Bellegarde, AFN National chief and Ernest Betsina, Yellowknives Dene First Nation chief during a national policy forum on Indigenous rights held in Ottawa Sept. 11 to Sept. 12. photo courtesy of Garth Wallbridge
September 15, 2018

As Senators held a special hearing in Yellowknife with Northern Indigenous leaders on the future relationship with the Government of Canada, the new Dene National chief was involved in similar work in Ottawa.

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Canada must be better ‘dance partner’ in new relations with Indigenous people says Northern leaders

Ethel Blondin-Andrew, board member, left, Sherry Hodgson, President, both of the Norman Wells Land Corporation at the NWT Legislative Assembly. The two spoke during a hearing on the future of Indigenous relations with the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo
September 15, 2018

Former Member of Parliament Ethel Blondin-Andrew called on the Government of Canada to be a better dance partner in a new relationship with Indigenous people.

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Inuvik Youth Centre to get soccer equipment donation, leadership seminars

Sports for Smiles members Janeva Shahi, left, Kanaka Shahi and Deva Shahi pack up their donation to the Inuvik Youth Centre. Photo courtesy of Janeva Shahi
September 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Youth Centre is set to receive a donation of soccer equipment, leadership seminars and sports camps from Sports for Smiles, a non-profit based in Delta, B.C.

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Inuvik forest firefighters lent a hand in Ontario this summer

September 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Four of Inuvik’s forest firefighters lent a hand fighting fires in Ontario this summer.

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As legalization looms, outstanding pot charges still linger

Despite marijuana's looming legalization, many still face pot charges that are before the courts. Lingering charges won't go up in smoke on Oct. 17, but Crown prosecutors are looking at some pot offences differently in light of legalization. Sept. 10, 2018.
September 14, 2018

In less than six weeks, it will be legal to buy and possess marijuana. But possession charges will remain before the courts.

That was made clear in a Yellowknife courtroom recently, when a 41-year-old man appeared before a territorial judge to answer to a pair of charges laid following a vehicle stop on Feb. 9.

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Inuvik sees 34 per cent increase in tourist traffic

September 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik saw a significant jump in the number of visitors it had this year, but the increased tourism isn’t necessarily bringing in more money for local tourism operators.

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Inuvik’s Anglican Church gets new minister

September 13, 2018 - Inuvik

Victor Johnson, joined by his wife Nalini Johnson, arrived in Inuvik last week to serve as the newest minister at the Anglican Church of the Ascension.

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Police searching for missing Norman Wells man

September 13, 2018 - Norman Wells

RCMP are searching for a missing Norman Wells man.

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Beer, credit card reader stolen from Inuvik golf course

September 13, 2018 - Inuvik

In its second break-in of the summer, 150 bottles of beer and a Square credit card reader were allegedly stolen from the Road’s End Golf Course sometime between the evenings of September 2 and September 4.

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Soup Kitchen celebrates improvements

September 11, 2018

After a series of improvements this year, the Hay River Soup Kitchen held a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 5 to celebrate the changes and for a symbolic reopening.

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Fall Fair makes successful return

Cindy Caudron Looking at items on display at Hay River Fall Fair. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd
September 11, 2018

The Hay River Fall Fair has made a successful return after a three-year hiatus.

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Rallying from Prague to Siberia

photo courtesy of Barrett Gibb Team Grizzly Rims, including Barrett Gibb from Hay River, rearrange their gear atop their vehicle during the Mongol Rally.
September 11, 2018

Barrett Gibb has just wrapped up an adventure that most people would probably find difficult to even imagine.

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Everything you need to know to run in municipal election

Heather Coakwell Returning officer for the municipal elections on Oct. 15, 2018. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd.
September 11, 2018

Heather Coakwell is ready to offer information to would-be candidates for town council or the Hay River District Education Authority (DEA).

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Hay River mayor won’t seek re-election in October

Brad Mapes: mayor has decided not to seek re-election. NNSL file photo
September 11, 2018

After three years as mayor of Hay River, Brad Mapes won’t seek re-election in October.

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Appeal filed on KFN treaty settlement vote

Chief Roy Fabian K'atlodeeche First Nation File photo March 3, 2017 Hay River Reserve Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd.
September 11, 2018

A Sept. 5 ratification vote on what to do with a large treaty settlement for K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has become the subject of an appeal.

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Self-governance, cultural preservation key to better relations: senate committee

September 11, 2018

The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples broke down in tears Monday during a hearing seeking to improve Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations.

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News Briefs: Franklin searcher to describe findings

September 11, 2018

Tom Gross will give a presentation on the Franklin Expedition at the Hay River Heritage Centre on Sept. 14, beginning at 7 p.m.

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NEWS Briefs: Museum seeking space-themed art

September 11, 2018

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith is teaming up with the Canadian Space Agency for an exhibit in the late fall or early winter.

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