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SPORTS TALK: Golf – a serious and fun sport at the same time, especially in Yk

August 17, 2018

Once upon a time, someone told me that golf was a place where big-money deals were made.

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LETTER: Diamond mine party’s optics poor

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Nancy Vail

Yellowknife

Dear editor,

On the evening of Aug. 9, representatives from the Ekati Diamond Mine – with members of the NWT legislative assembly in attendance – organized a ‘celebration’ in Somba K’e plaza to mark the mine’s 20th year anniversary.

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Top five tips to survive high school

August 15, 2018

Have no fear freshmen, high school is not as bad as it looks on television. Actually, it’s the complete opposite.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER: Keep the faith, Sig!

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Bruce Valpy

Last Thursday night around 8:00 pm, Yellowknifer and Northern News Services lost its publisher, Jack Sigvaldason.

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EDITORIAL: Education, the great equalizer

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

In Northern classrooms some students thrive, others struggle.

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Setting the record straight

August 14, 2018

Aug. 7, 2018

Dear editor,

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Gearing up for back to school

August 13, 2018

Hello from Cambridge Bay.

The summer is flying by very fast. Everyone is busy and the weather is different this year.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Change brings loss and grief

August 12, 2018 - NWT

Last week I went to another friend’s funeral. That’s quite a few in the last several years. This time it was Joey Desjarlais, who was born and raised here but moved to Vancouver as a young man.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Learning to read

August 12, 2018 - NWT

Friends, the matter of education is not only about finding out information, or things you need to know. The main – and most valuable part – is to learn to read in between the lines, to what a story is really saying.

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SPORTS TALK: Goodbye to Stan Mikita – one of the best ever

August 12, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure.

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EDITORIAL: Dodgy device doesn’t bode well for NWT drivers

August 11, 2018 - NWT

It has become cliché to say the rules around legal pot are hazy but it is safe to contend that a cloud of smoke surrounds how governments are preparing to manage cannabis once recreational use of the drug is legalized Oct. 17, especially with regards to drug-impaired drivers.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: It’s about to be raining fire from the sky

August 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Perseid meteor shower will be peaking this Saturday and Sunday night. So, if you get the chance, look up at the night sky to see some shooting stars whizzing by. You might see 80 to 100 meteors per hour colliding with our atmosphere and burning up.

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Kam Lake the survivor

August 9, 2018

Fishin’ technician

Kam Lake is like a beaten dog. It has lots of love to give but it’s hard to see that beyond the scars.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: The healing properties of Great Slave Lake

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

For the past month in Yellowknife, I rose early in the morning, sat on the balcony of my condo in Northern Heights and inhaled the fresh air and spectacular view of the Great Slave Lake. I felt at peace watching the pink glow of sunrise, and the calm waters.

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Midnight Light to shine into shadowy places

August 7, 2018

This fall promises to be an enlightening experience for Yellowknifers, especially those of us who work at Yellowknifer.
(I get a kick out of putting those two words together in one sentence, as our style instructs us to italicize the title of recurring publications. So it looks a bit odd. I know, small things amuse …)

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Territory must increase its hydro potential if NWT economy is to remain viable

August 7, 2018

A critical element in reducing the NWT’s carbon footprint – and indeed, ensuring its very survival — is, and always has been, ensuring the territory can expand its hydro energy capacity.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Cancer research in Radilih Koe

August 5, 2018 - NWT

Friends, one of the ongoing things with PhD study is research, gathering information for future use.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Eat green babies raw

August 4, 2018 - NWT

After expecting dismal results from my experimental witches potion plant fertilizer, I am so happy to report that all of a sudden my little garden in the wilderness has taken off with an explosion of growth unlike any I have had before.

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EDITORIAL: Sidewalk debate not so great

August 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

In 2016, the city blithely believed infrastructure upgrades to a 380-metre residential roadway in Frame Lake South would simply “provide an opportune time to improve the road layout of Calder Crescent.”

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SPORTS TALK: Next stop for Jarome Iginla: Hockey Hall of Fame

August 3, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Nice to see we have discourse such as this in our lives.

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More community, youth-driven art projects

August 3, 2018 - Inuvik

Whether you like NorthMart’s new mural or not, the project is a great example of how Inuvik’s youth can be engaged and empowered through art.  

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GNWT, city respond to editorial on sobering centre

August 2, 2018

Guest comment by Sheila Bassi-Kellet, SAO of Yellowknife; Bruce Cooper, deputy minister of Health and Social Services; and Sue Cullen, CEO of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

We are writing to provide additional information in response to your July 27 editorial, “Straight talk needed on sobering centre.”

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EDITORIAL: Welcome back to bumpy Highway 1

August 2, 2018 - Hay River

Anyone from the NWT who went on a southern road trip this summer may have been taken aback upon crossing the 60th Parallel on the way home.

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EDITORIAL: If you build it they will come

Kivalliq News
August 2, 2018 - Kivalliq

There is no doubt that when it comes to sports in Rankin Inlet, hockey is king. With enough players to make up several teams across several age groups the people playing another sport are a distinct minority. But what other sports lack in numbers they more than make up for in passion and dedication.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Detox, rehab facility needed in the city

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last spring I answered my alcohol dependent brother’s desperate plea to save him from the consequences of his addiction. His employment insurance had run out, he was about to be evicted from his downtown Vancouver condo, and thrown on the street.

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Unwelcome guests: City should regulate Airbnbs

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s tough finding a hotel room in Yellowknife these days.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Summertime culture

July 28, 2018 - NWT

Friends, the good weather brings out one and all to the goings on in the North.

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EDITORIAL: Campaigns underway for Dene Nation chief

July 28, 2018 - NWT

There will be a change at the top of the Dene Nation on Aug. 22 as National Chief Bill Erasmus steps down from his tenure of close to 30 years.

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Hidden gems at Folk on the Rocks

July 27, 2018

In my years of covering music festivals throughout Western Canada, I have learned to look beyond the main stage and behind the allure of the marquis performers for some true creative treats.
And I found just that at the small CBC Aurora Stage early afternoon last Sunday at Folk on the Rocks.

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GNAF important part of Inuvik

July 27, 2018 - Inuvik

When I walked into the Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF) opening ceremony, I could not believe how many people were packed into the recreation centre’s community hall.

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