NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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Time to get happy for summer

June 23, 2018 - Nunavut

Several communities in Nunavut will be able to answer the question that will come from youth during summer: what can we do?

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SPORTS TALK: The fun, frolic (and collusion) of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

June 23, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Russia, Russia, Russia.

It’s in the news these days for reasons we’re all aware of, but there’s also the FIFA World Cup happening there right now and there are always stories from the biggest sporting spectacle going today. Who am I cheering for, you may ask?

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LETTER: Debate needed to encourage women to run in future elections

June 23, 2018 - NWT

by Jackson Lafferty, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

Dear editor,

Thank-you for your June 8 editorial regarding Temporary Special Measures to increase the representation of women in the NWT Legislative Assembly.

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EDITORIAL: Status quo must go

June 23, 2018 - NWT

Nicole Latour didn’t waste time ruffling feathers after assuming the role of chief electoral officer of the Northwest Territories.

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Tax dispute between Metis and GNWT

June 23, 2018 - South Slave

Metis in the NWT shouldn’t have to pay property taxes on cabins in the bush, said Northwest Territory Metis Nation president Garry Bailey, but the GNWT disagrees with the suggestion that these taxes limit Indigenous people’s rights.

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KFC set to return to Yellowknife

June 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is set to return to Yellowknife 3 years after the franchise left town.

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Lively Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations at Somba K’e

June 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

People filled Somba K’e plaza to celebrate Aboriginal Day, also known as National Indigenous Peoples Day, to recognize the contributions and cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: New health centre opens in Fort Res

June 22, 2018 - Hay River

Deninu Ku’e/Fort Resolution

The official opening of the Deninu Ku’e Health and Social Services Centre took place on June 11 in Fort Resolution.

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Sanikiluaq man’s marijuana conviction overturned

June 22, 2018 - Iqaluit

A man convicted of possessing nearly 1.7 kg of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking in Sanikiluaq has been acquitted by the Court of Appeal of Nunavut.

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Gunshots rattle Alder Drive residents

June 22, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP responded to a report of shots fired near Alder Drive at about 10:45 a.m. on June 14.

A resident of the area, who asked not to be identified, said she was home when the incident took place, but was asleep and did not hear any shots fired. She woke up to a phone call from a scared neighbour.

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Hay River fly fisher a three-time champion

June 22, 2018 - Hay River

There is no doubt that Terence Courtoreille has a special skill when it comes to fly fishing.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Soflest celebration in Rankin

June 22, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet Volunteer Fire Department held one of its biggest annual events this past weekend, June 16 and 17, in Rankin.

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Midnight golf returns to Yellowknife

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

There aren’t too many tournaments where you can golf at midnight.

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Cultural education enters year five

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Schools across the NWT are offering different Indigenous language and culture courses as the GNWT enters year five of a 10-year education renewal plan.

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SPORTS TALK: The archery boom is coming

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

We’re always looking for sports to be successful in. Sports where we can be on equal footing with the south.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Shaking my head at indiscriminate blasting

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Sometimes the irony in the news is almost too poetic. In one item the city is up for a five million-dollar Smart Cities prize. In the next we are told city hall is a waterlogged mess because the roof leaked during a rain storm.

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LOOKING BACK: Military officials invade Yellowknife

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

30 years ago

Forty military attaches from 29 different countries were in Yellowknife for a series of seminars on Canadian activity in the North.

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Not your average Thai chef

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Chances are you’ve probably seen Sousanh Chanthalangsy doing what she does best in Yellowknife on most days: cooking and serving some of the most popular grub going today from her One Of A Thai food truck on Franklin Avenue.

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Summer barges into Yellowknife

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

The first barge of the summer arrived in the capital last weekend to kick off the 10th annual Beer Barge at the Ahmic Air float base.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Judge drives home anti-impairment message

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

A territorial judge took time to drive home an anti-impairment message before sentencing a Yellowknife man who blew over the legal limit during a roadside stop.

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CORRECTION:

June 21, 2018

A story in Wednesday’s edition stated Niven, Range and Fiddler Lakes are safe for swimming and fishing (“New list of arsenic-impacted lakes”). While the levels of arsenic in these lakes do not pose a significant risk to people who swim or fish, other bacteria such as e.coli make them unsafe. Also, Fiddler’s Lake is the city’s sewage lagoon, not Fiddler Lake. Yellowknifer regrets the errors and any confusion they may have caused.

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EDITORIAL: Cut exemption actually a tax grab

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, a one-third tax exemption on elected official’s salaries will be eliminated.

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Gathering discusses economic plans for Beaufort Delta

June 21, 2018 - Inuvik

Economic Development Officers (EDO) in the Beaufort Delta Region met to review economic development initiatives in all eight communities June 14-15.

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Soil clean up in Ndilo could start within a month

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

About four years after areas with elevated arsenic levels were first identified in Ndilo, the federal government is making plans to clean up the contaminated soil.

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The colonel could return to Yellowknife

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Tongues have been wagging about the possible return of Kentucky Fried Chicken to the city.

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Lack of detail on Quassa’s removal due to cabinet confidentiality, says Savikataaq

June 21, 2018 - Iqaluit

If there was any backroom conspiracy to bring down former premier Paul Quassa, cabinet wasn’t part of it, says the politician who succeeded him.

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Leaders talk Indigenous languages protection in Yellowknife

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Canadian government needs to act fast to protect endangered Indigenous languages from dying out, says the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

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Jackfish in Jackfish Lake? Fishin’ Technician seeks answers afters years of environmental damage

June 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Arsenic, arsenic, arsenic – when it comes to lakes around Yellowknife that seems to be all we hear these days.

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Three Inuvik youth set to play for NWT Basketball

June 21, 2018 - Inuvik

Krish Sharma, Donovan Arey and Dwayne Raddi landed spots on this year’s under-15 NWT basketball team.

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Quassa says power-hungry politicians removed him as leader

June 21, 2018 - Iqaluit

“Conspiracy” and “coup” are the words Paul Quassa chooses when he reflects on his removal from the highest office in the Government of Nunavut.

There were power-hungry cabinet ministers coveting the premier’s seat and MLAs thirsting for a cabinet position, and that’s what led to his downfall, he told Nunavut News.

“I knew there were some who want to be premier, (others) who wanted to become a minister so badly that they would do anything,” Quassa said.

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