GNWT to re-examine rehab followup

December 17, 2017 - NWT

The territorial health minister joined several MLAs for a tour of the addictions facilities with which the GNWT is partnered, to get a better understanding of what NWT residents experience going south for addictions treatment and what they need when they come back home.

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Town deals with problems in Wright Crescent project

October 31, 2017 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has faced a number of problems in the water and sewer line replacement project on Wright Crescent.

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Ten colourful years

October 31, 2017

Like watercolours on a canvas, the community blended together to show support for the Yellowknife Watercolour Society’s 10-year anniversary this weekend.

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Tricks and treats postponed in Nunavut capital

October 31, 2017 - Iqaluit

Mother Nature is providing all the chills and thrills today.

With the announcement from the City of Iqaluit that it was shutting down the morning of Oct. 31, all human Halloween activities and celebrations were officially rescheduled to Nov. 1 in the capital.

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Hail junior fire chiefs

October 31, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

Five students from Leo Ussak Elementary School (LUS) got the royal treatment from Fire Chief Mark Wyatt, captains Kyle Lowe and George Aksadjuak, and Lieut. Kelly Kabvitok while serving as junior fire chiefs at the Rankin Inlet Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 25.

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Friendship centre sets date for AGM

October 31, 2017 - Hay River

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Nov. 18, beginning at noon.

The agenda includes the election of board members, along with a review of an annual audit and discussion of memberships.

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Art world still mourns

October 31, 2017 - Baker Lake

More than a month after his death on Sept.21, Canadian art lovers are still mourning the loss of Baker Lake carver and sculptor Barnabus Arnasungaaq. He was 93.

Arnasungaaq was the last of the first generation of master carvers who started their work when the federal government introduced the first carving and printmaking programs in the 1950s and early 1960s.

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Top zebras

October 31, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

The effort being put into Rankin Inlet’s youth soccer program received high recognition at the CG&S Sport and Recreation Division’s annual awards ceremony in Iqaluit on Oct. 14.

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Close encounter of the wolf kind

October 31, 2017 - Hay River

A Hay River man recently had a close encounter with a pack of wolves that left him shaken for days.

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Camsell library gets big support

October 31, 2017 - Hay River

Harry Camsell School garnered $6,100 in credits – the equivalent of about 610 books for its library – in Indigo’s Adopt a School program.

The fundraising campaign began Sept. 16 and ended Oct. 8 to help buy new books for elementary school libraries across Canada.

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Ski club gets new president

October 31, 2017 - Hay River

Kathleen Groenewegen is the new president of the Hay River Ski Club.

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Wind woes

October 31, 2017 - Kivalliq

The majority of the Kivalliq region was battered with high winds on Oct. 22 and 23, with gusts often eclipsing the 100 km/h mark.

A number of Kivalliq communities suffered power outages during the blow. Arviat was the hardest hit with some residents being without power for almost two full days.

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Nunavut Election 2017 – Mikkungwak staves off Kabloona in Baker Lake

October 30, 2017 - Baker Lake

Due to brief confusion on the Elections Nunavut website, Simeon Mikkungwak initially thought he lost his Baker Lake seat to Karen Kabloona, but he held off her charge by a 389-280 count.

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Nunavut Election 2017 – Incumbent Keyootak victor in Uqqummiut

October 30, 2017 - Qikiqtarjuaq & Clyde River

Pauloosie Keyootak now has the opportunity to serve a full term as MLA for Uqqummiut.

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Nunavut Election 2017 – Kusugak the clear cut winner in Rankin Inlet South

October 30, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

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Lorne Kusugak didn’t have to wait for a recount this time, claiming a decisive 309-136 victory over Alexander Sammurtok in Rankin Inlet South on Monday night.

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Impromptu survey shows close calls in Nunavut election

October 30, 2017 - Nunavut

Robin Anawak decided to design a survey during the last days before the election.

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Yellowknife city hall’s teachable moment

October 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

Last week, the public was privy to a peek inside city administration thanks to an email dump totalling more than 700 messages that landed on Yellowknifer’s lap.

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Crazy Cookie Lady provides a remedy for anyone ailing from a sweet tooth

October 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

Managing a sweet-tooth craving is a traditional part of Halloween.

While many of those tasty treats come in the form of chocolate bars or candy corns one Yellowknifer is doing things a little bit differently.

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Dealing with dope can be a real trip

October 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

 

“Marijuana, bud, blunt, chronic, dab, dope, ganja, grass, green, hash, herb, joint, loud, maryjane, mj, pot, reefer, skunk, smoke, trees, wax, weed.”
  – Terms from the Cannabis Talk Kit.

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Fort Res woman killed in Northern Alberta car crash

October 30, 2017 - High Level, Alberta

A Fort Resolution woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal car crash north of High Level, Alberta on Oct. 20.

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Changes afoot at Housing Corp

October 29, 2017 - NWT

A slate of new housing programming means social housing tenants may soon have the option to purchase their homes, and homeowners across the NWT will have access to forgivable loans for new fuel tanks, among other programs, according to an Oct. 17 announcement.

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Northern Youth Abroad

October 29, 2017

Friends, it’s good to know the GNWT is doing what it can to ensure our Youth have ways of relating to the outside world. The Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) program, for instance, is specifically set up to help young people, ages 15 to 20, who might not otherwise get to travel. A recent article in News/North about this features Jayme Nerysoo, 20, of Fort Macpherson. She went to Ottawa to take part in a construction course, another participant was Jessica Andre, of Tsiigehtchic.

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Wake up and make use of money

October 29, 2017 - Norman Wells

Norman Wells is in the news a lot lately. Everything is running fine. Personalities in the town council must be the problem; we still have the best town in the most beautiful spot in the whole Northwest Territories. We just need a good road so that people can come visit us.

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Review to begin on MLA compensation

October 29, 2017 - NWT

Three members have been appointed to an independent commission to review MLAs’ compensation and benefits.

Norman Yakeleya of Tulita was appointed chair of the commission, while John Hazenberg and Donna Allen, both of Yellowknife, have been appointed as commissioners.

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Hunting milestones achieved

October 29, 2017 - Iqaluit

A polar bear that wandered into the Iqaluit area a few weeks ago didn’t get too far after being noticed.

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Kitikmeot flights returning on Wednesdays

October 29, 2017 - Kitikmeot

Canadian North announced last week that it will resume its Wednesday passenger and cargo flights in the Kitikmeot region due to strong demand.

As of Nov. 15, the added flights will be on routes from Yellowknife to Cambridge Bay, from Cambridge Bay to Taloyoak and Gjoa Haven and return to Cambridge Bay, and a flight from Cambridge Bay to Yellowknife. This restores Canadian North service to seven days per week in the region.

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Dept. of Health urges influenza vaccination

October 28, 2017 - Nunavut

With two cases of the flu already in the territory, the Department of Health launched its annual flu shot campaign across the territory.

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Small business tax changes bad for Nunavummiut

October 28, 2017 - Nunavut

While the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) is busy collecting input from business owners in the region, the federal government – responding to public pressure – has scaled back some of its proposed tax reforms related to small businesses.

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Two statutory officers appointed

October 28, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The NWT legislative assembly has confirmed appointments for two commissioner roles.

According to a news release, David Phillip Jones will again serve as conflict of interest commissioner and Elizabeth Joy Noonan, a mediator and arbitrator in Ontario, will serve as equal pay commissioner.

Jones and Noonan are both expected to serve four-year terms.

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Stories behind dark names

October 28, 2017 - NWT

Some might hesitate to swim in Man Drowned Himself Lake, close to 60 kilometres north of Deline, or walk along Old Lady’s Ghost Creek across from Wrigley’s new town at midnight in October when the evenings grow longer.

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Inuit language use stabilizing

October 28, 2017 - Nunavut

The use of Indigenous languages among Inuit appears to be stabilizing after years of decline, an encouraging sign, Nunavut’s languages commissioner says.

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Arctic Bay’s hamlet employees vote to strike

October 28, 2017

Thirty unionized Hamlet of Arctic Bay employees took a strike vote Oct. 23 as they looked likely to head into a conciliation process.

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Democracy is more than an election

October 28, 2017 - Nunavut

For those of you who make the choice to participate in your future and that of our territory by voting in the territorial election, you can do so knowing you have made a difference.

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No alliance with Metis Allliance

October 28, 2017 - NWT

The president of the North Slave Metis Alliance was grinning ear to ear outside the Yellowknife courthouse.

Holding a court decision, Bill Enge said, “This is a huge win for the members of the North Slave Metis Alliance (NSMA).”

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Economy before everything

October 28, 2017 - Inuvik

Few Northerners are more celebrated than Fred Carmichael, a member of the Order of Canada, former Gwich’in Tribal Council president, the first Indigenous person from Canada’s Arctic with a pilot’s license and recent inductee into the Order of the NWT.

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Drum dance song book published

October 28, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association has published an Inuktut song book titled Huqqullaarutit Unipkaangit – Stories Told Through Drum Dance Songs.

The book showcases songs from the Inuinnait dialect of the western Kitikmeot communities of Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk and the Nattilingmiut dialect of the eastern Kitikmeot communities of Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak and Kugaaruk.

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Slow and steady in the NWT

October 27, 2017 - NWT

Canada’s national aboriginal population has grown by 42.5 per cent since 2006 while the NWT’s own growth has been just 1.7 per cent over the same period, according to new results from the 2016 census released on Oct. 25.

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Pinnguaq’s success helps spread success

October 27, 2017 - Nunavut

Never a dull day at Pinnguaq, the small technology and tech-education company that launched in Pangnirtung, and has since expanded with offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Lindsay, Ont.

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Pilot recreation program off and running

October 27, 2017 - NWT

By the end of May 2018, 25 people from around the North will have done something pretty amazing in recreation training.

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International Kimberlite Conference coming

October 27, 2017 - NWT

Yellowknife will host the 12th International Kimberlite Conference in 2021, according to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. The bid was a collaboration between the GNWT, the city of Yellowknife and NWT Tourism, according to a news release from the department. This will be the second time the conference has been held in Canada since its start in 1973. The department expects around 500 delegates to attend, generating about $1 million for the local economy.

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Newcomers take to squash

October 27, 2017 - Inuvik

Corinne Cormier hit her first squash ball on Wednesday and was playing in the local tournament that weekend.

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On the road to responsible drinking

October 27, 2017 - Nunavut

The Nunavut Liquor Commission wants to change the way Nunavummiut think about alcohol.

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Hamlet elections in November

October 27, 2017 - Nunavut

Following the territorial election on Oct. 30, Nunavummiut will be invited back to the polls in December to elect hamlet councillors and, in some communities, mayors.

Nominations for hamlet council elections opened on Oct. 24 and will close on Nov. 7.

Election day is set for Dec. 12.

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Council pleads to keep accused dealer jailed

October 27, 2017 - Inuvik
Town council wants an accused drug dealer kept behind bars until his trial.
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Man faces weapons charges

October 27, 2017 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and mischief following an altercation between two people Tuesday night in an alley behind 52 St. not far from Franklin Ave.

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Passengers describe hellish flight

October 27, 2017 - Yellowknife

It was a harrowing flight for about 70 Yellowknife-bound passengers Monday night after an extreme air-rage incident forced their WestJet flight from Calgary to be diverted to Fort McMurray.

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