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July 18, 2018

In a July 4 Hay River Hub story, (‘Playschool closes after 25 years’), it was reported that the school closed in part because the Department of Education Culture and Employment (ECE) pulled its funding. ECE disputes this. In an emailed statement, Pam Coulter, an ECE spokesperson, said “ECE continues to fund spaces for children up to and including five-year-olds even with the introduction of JK (Junior Kindergarten) and currently has no plans to change that.” Coulter also said the only funding change for early childcare programs in the past few years was an increase in the rate per space. The Hub apologizes for any confusion or embarrassment this error may have caused.

Snowshoes get bent in summer

July 18, 2018

You may think snowshoe making isn’t at the top peoples’ minds in the dead of summer but the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT thought it would be a perfect time. Read More

COLUMN: Could Ice Pilots take off again?

July 18, 2018

It all comes down to the fans.

There’s a new online petition calling for the return of Ice Pilots NWT, the popular Northern aviation program that made the people and the brand of Buffalo Airways international stars. Read More

COLUMN: Smart government infrastructure investments?

July 15, 2018

by Gary Vivian, president, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines

I read with interest the recent News/North editorial, “Highway to ruin” to describe the recent government announcements to invest $140 million to advance the Mackenzie Valley Highway.

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One month on the Nahanni

July 15, 2018

“It’s really just extraordinary,” said Rochelle Yendo in Fort Simpson on Thursday. “I can’t explain the feeling I have right now.” Read More

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Why Norman Yakeleya thinks he should be the Dene National Chief

July 14, 2018

Over the next three editions, News/North will interview each of the three candidates for National Chief of the Dene Nation – Eileen Marlowe, Richard Edjericon and Norman Yakeleya – ahead of the Aug. 22 election. First up is Yakeleya, who has served in the past as the Sahtu MLA, chief of the Tulita Dene Band, a land claim negotiator and a chair of the Sahtu Tribal Council. Read More