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ELECTION NIGHT: Natasha Kulikowski is Inuvik’s new mayor

October 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Natasha Kulikowski is Inuvik’s new mayor.

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What do you have to do to sell pot?

When cannabis is legalized this week, the only vendors that will be selling the product for the first six months will be government approved liquor stores. After those first six months, private vendors will be allowed to enter the market if they are approved by the minister responsible for the NWT liquor and cannabis commission. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
October 15, 2018 - NWT

If a private vendor wants to sell cannabis in six months time, they will have to work through red tape and follow strict government regulations.

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Territorial mineral round-up

Diavik’s Stars of the Arctic – from left, Vega, Capella and Altair – are being shown in Antwerp, Belgium and Israel this month. Photo courtesy of Rio Tinto.
October 15, 2018 - NWT

This year’s headlines haven’t been great for the mineral industry. The Conference Board of Canada called the NWT’s economic future “grim” even before Dominion Diamond Mines shelved Ekati’s Jay Pipe expansion in May.

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RELIANCE TO ALLIANCE: The view from the other side

October 15, 2018 - NWT

It was back in June when I discovered that there was a certified meditation studio in the town of Alliance Alberta where we really hoped to move when our property in Reliance NWT finally sold. I connected with the therapist on Facebook, and made hopeful plans to begin classes after Thanksgiving. Finally this morning, after a very crazy few months, was my first class.

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Toronto film fest features Northern flavour

A still image from the music video of Deni (Be Sharp) shows the electronic themed video that will premiere this week at ImagineNATIVE film festival in Toronto. Photo courtesy of Casey Koyczan.
October 15, 2018 - Toronto

A Toronto film festival aimed at promoting Indigenous voices in film and media will feature a number of creative’s from the Northwest Territories.

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COLUMN: Weather changes will force us to adapt

October 15, 2018 - NWT

by John Holman

On this day, Sept. 10, 1982, we did not have today’s temperature of 2 C, but 18.2 C. Ten years before that, in 1972, the mercury dipped to -16.7 C. One thing is for sure, in Fort Simpson we have snow by Halloween, which makes the celebration somewhat wickedly hilarious. Why? The kids have to take off their winter jackets so that those treating them can see their costumes, for the most part.

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Federal government funds emissions reduction with GNWT

Environment minister Catherine McKenna announced a $23-million contribution to greenhouse gas reduction projects in the NWT on Oct. 11 at the Legislative Assembly. Avery Zingel/NNSL photo.
October 15, 2018 - NWT

The federal government will spend $23-million over four years on projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the NWT, said environment minister Catherine McKenna in an announcement last week.

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New Deadline for Wood Buffalo action plan

Ken Hudson, president of Fort Smith Metis Council, stands by signs Metis leaders posted in Wood Buffalo National Park in 2017 that illustrate the history of the Metis experience since the park was formed in 1921. Photo courtesy of Northwest Territory Metis Nation.
October 15, 2018 - NWT

Parks Canada has received a new deadline to submit their 27.5 million-dollar action plan to protect Wood Buffalo National Park from becoming an endangered site.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Union meeting at Nahanni Inn

October 15, 2018 - NWT

Deh Cho

Members of the Union of Northern Workers Local 13 will gather in Fort Simpson Oct. 16.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Stories of our elders

October 15, 2018 - NWT

Friends, I was gladdened to feast mine eyes upon the beaming visage of Dene film-maker and writer, Raymond Yakeleya, arms suitably akimbo, proudly hoisting his recent The Tree by the Woodpile: and Other Dene Spirit of Nature Tales, stories collected from his grandmother, Elizabeth Yakeleya and elder Harriet Gladue, of Tulita, Denendeh.

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Can pricing push out illegal pot peddlers?

Up to four cannabis plants can be grown in Nunavut households after marijuana becomes legal on Oct. 17. Pixabay photo.
October 15, 2018 - NWT

By keeping a low-end gram of legal pot under $10, the GNWT says its on pace to keep the black market at bay come legalization.

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Magician enchants Inuvik

October 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Last week I attended the community magic show put on by Influencers Motivating Influencers (IMI) at East Three Elementary School, and the energy in the school gymnasium was unparalleled to any event I’ve attended in Inuvik to date.

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Edehzhie established as first Indigenous-led protected area

October 14, 2018 - NWT

The Dehcho First Nation (DFN) has signed an historic agreement protecting the Edezhie as the first Indigenous-led wildlife area in Canada.

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Inuvik residents notice increase in abandoned harvests

October 13, 2018 - Inuvik

Gordie Kasook was doing a patrol for work at the old armed forces base on Navy Road when he found a moose head, two racks of moose ribs and a moose backbone – someone’s abandoned harvest.

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EDITORIAL: Gov’t likely faces uphill battle with online cannabis ordering

October 13, 2018 - NWT

Cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17 but questions still linger about exactly how or if online cannabis sales will work in smaller communities.

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SPORTS TALK: The UFC deserves its criticism after UFC 229

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass, something he's done for more yards than any other quarterback in National Football League history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
October 13, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

How about that Banksy deal earlier this month?

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Fort Smith man named in armed barricade arrest

October 12, 2018

RCMP have named Bradley James Hunter of Fort Smith as the arrested man in last week’s armed standoff.

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Federal government funds emissions reduction with GNWT

October 11, 2018 - NWT

The federal government will spend $23-million over four years on projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the NWT, said environment minister Catherine McKenna in an announcement yesterday.

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Edéhzhíe becomes first Indigenous-led national wildlife area

October 11, 2018 - Fort Providence

The Dehcho First Nation (DFN) has signed an historic agreement protecting the Edéhzhíe as the first Indigenous-led wildlife area in Canada.

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Influencers Motivating Influencers organizes wellness tour in ISR for first time

October 11, 2018 - Inuvik

Influencers Motivating Influencers (IMI) organized its first wellness tour in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) last week.

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Inuvik Homeless Shelter receives 100 People Who Care donation

October 11, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Homeless Shelter (IHS) received this quarter’s 100 People Who Care donation of approximately $4,000 October 3.

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Jimmy Rankin to perform in Inuvik

October 11, 2018 - Inuvik

Jimmy Rankin is excited to tour five small communities in the Northwest Territories next week – an area he has never visited before.

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Inuvik honors MMIWG at second annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

October 10, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik honored and remembered missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) at its second annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil October 4 at the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU).

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Little wildfire activity in 2018

A helicopter works on a forest fire near Gameti last year as part of a burnout operation that aimed to keep the fire from creeping closer to a lake near the community. NNSL file photo.
October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 wildfire season was one of the least damaging on record during a cool, damp summer.

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Northern administrators attend panel on marijuana

October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

With marijuana legalization coming into effect in one week, administrators across the NWT took special interest in the issue during a recent conference.

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New home for some long-term care residents in Hay River

Christine Simpson, centre, cuts a ribbon – assisted by her grandson, Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson, second from right – to officially open a new addition to Woodland Manor. Also participating in the ceremony are, left to right, Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy, Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli and Mayor Brad Mapes, along with Mike Maher, right, the former public administrator with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

For Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson, the official opening of a new addition at Woodland Manor was not just another ribbon-cutting.

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New public administrator named for Hay River health authority

October 9, 2018 - Hay River

A new public administrator has been named for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

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New rec director hired in Hay River

Beginning on Dec. 1, Stephane Millette, left, will become the new recreation director with the Town of Hay River, replacing acting recreation director Glenn Smith, who is the assistant senior administrative officer. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

Stephane Millette, currently a teacher at Ecole Boreale, will soon be embarking on a new career.

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MLAs get input on Ombudsperson Act

Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart, the chair of the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Government Operations, makes a point during an Oct. 1 public hearing in Hay River on the Ombudsperson Act. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

A committee of MLAs visited Hay River on Oct. 1 to get feedback on legislation to create an ombudsperson for the GNWT.

In general, the seven people who showed up at the public hearing seemed favourably disposed to the idea.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Committee to host recycling celebration

October 9, 2018

The Hay River Beautification Committee is hosting a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Aurora College’s Hay River Community Learning Centre.

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