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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Issues with Aurora College review discussed at Inuvik public meeting

June 21, 2018 - Inuvik

Approximately 10 people participated in the public meeting held by Education, Culture and Employment Minister Caroline Cochrane in Inuvik to discuss the foundational review of Aurora College June 13.

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EDITORIAL: Northern Ontario is lovely this time of year

June 21, 2018 - Hay River

You have not noticed, of course, but we have not mentioned President Donald Trump in an editorial for a year or so.

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COLUMN: Dawn of a new day for Nunavut politics?

June 21, 2018 - Kivalliq

Well, I certainly didn’t have a non confidence motion in mind when I called for a Kivalliq premier in Nunavut (Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first, Nov. 14, 2017, Kivalliq News), but as they say, here we are.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Half-marathon and triathlons planned

June 21, 2018 - Hay River

The 2018 Great Hay River Triathlon will take place on June 24, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Rec Centre.

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Town council working to the end

June 21, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has a lengthy list of things it is still hoping to accomplish.

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Naujaat bids a fond farewell to cadet leader

June 21, 2018 - Naujaat

It was no easy decision for Lloyd Francis to leave Naujaat after five years.

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Concerns about road conditions, lack of signage raised after motorcycle accident

June 20, 2018 - NWT

A lack of signage is making N WT highways unsafe, says the husband of a motorcyclist who was seriously injured after crashing her bike on Highway 3 outside of Fort Providence on Tuesday.

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Butt out on city property, says mayor

June 20, 2018

The City of Yellowknife has banned smoking and vaping on all city-managed recreational properties.

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Mounties investigate Ndilo death

June 20, 2018 - Ndilo

Mounties are investigating a death after a report of a body found behind a residence in Ndilo.

 

On Tuesday evening at 5:55 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to the location where the body was found. Attending officers confirmed the individual had died.

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Jail fire in Rankin

June 20, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The outcome could have been a lot worse after an inmate managed to light the bunk in his cell on fire at the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility on June 11.

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Man poses risk for more sexual offenses: expert witness

June 20, 2018 - Hay River

An Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl in Hay River poses a high risk to reoffend, according to a forensic psychiatrist testifying during a hearing in Yellowknife on imposing a dangerous offender designation.

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Bringing music to life

June 20, 2018 - Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk

Musician Greg Brown, who teaches at the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program in Ottawa, visited Cambridge Bay to work with kindergarten to Grade 6 students, May 28-31.

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New Rankin arena to be year-round, multi-use facility

June 20, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

While it’s still a ways from completion, the sight of the new arena taking shape in Rankin Inlet has the community excited over the arrival of the long-awaited multi-purpose facility.

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Rotary Club delivers 750 free books to kids

June 20, 2018 - Hay River

For the 17th year, the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise has given books to hundreds of students.

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Women’s shelter approved for temporary home to 2021

June 20, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has agreed to continue to offer space for the women’s shelter in Hay River.

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Arviat’s Joe Savikataaq new Nunavut premier

June 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Arviat’s Joe Savikataaq is Nunavut’s new premier after a non-confidence vote ousted former premier Paul Quassa this past Thursday, June 14, in Iqaluit.

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EDITORIAL: Wild West on Great Slave Lake

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

For good or bad, Yellowknife has come a long way in shedding its frontier image in recent years.

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Get ready to celebrate Aboriginal Day

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Somba K’e Plaza is the centre of it all for National Aboriginal Day official celebrations tomorrow.

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First tennis champs crowned – finally

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The first tournament of the 2018 Yellowknife Tennis Club’s season is in the books and not a moment too soon.

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Yellowknife could bug out this summer

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknifers could be in for a buggy summer after heavy rainfalls soaked the city during early June.

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New list of arsenic-impacted lakes

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Government of the Northwest Territories has added to its list of lakes with elevated levels of arsenic.

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Cardinals take flight on the diamond

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

While the Wood Bat Tournament was the first official act of the 2018 Yk Fastball League campaign, actual game action didn’t start up until this past weekend.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Unions more important now than ever before

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Frank Walsh, project co-ordinator, shop steward network building project

What does it mean to be in a union?

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LETTER: Paper’s space misused

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Marie Adams,

Yellowknife

To the editor:

Re: James O’Connor’s ‘commentary’ about being on the ‘cool’ side in terms of his personal right wing political views (“Speaking truth to power in 2018,” June 13).

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A French feast for fun

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was an international feast inside Ecole Alain St. Cyr on Saturday evening as the Commission scolaire francophone Territories du Nord-Ouest (CSFTNO) held a fundraiser to help with the cost of construction on the school’s new community spaces.

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Young archers take aim

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Perhaps no other group was happier to see the rain finally disappear than the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT.

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COLUMN: Feds should rethink pipeline purchase

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on June 7 from Ecology North and copied to premier Bob McLeod amd NWT MP Michael McLeod. It has been edited for length.

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau;

Ecology North has been around since 1971 and is actively engaged on climate issues in the North.

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NEWS BRIEFS: MED inquiry well underway

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The lawyer investigating allegations of workplace misconduct at the Municipal Enforcement Division in 2014 was conducting in-person interviews in Yellowknife last week.

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‘Tragic and difficult’ circumstances led King to cocaine trafficking, court, says judge

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The “tragic and difficult” circumstances of Travis King’s early life were precursors to his inevitable first stop in Canada’s criminal justice system, said Justice Karan Shaner as she handed down a trafficking sentence Monday.

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Council presented with pay dilemma

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Administrators are recommending the city hire a consultant to study and make recommendations on councillor compensation as CRA taxation rules come into effect.

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