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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Nunavut premier’s ousting causes MLAs to reflect here

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknifer

Consensus-style government was thrust into the spotlight last week when members of the Nunavut legislative assembly voted to remove Paul Quassa from his role as premier.

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Middle school unveils new tipi promoting cultural awareness

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A tipi on the front of the property at William McDonald School was erected this past weekend to remind people about the origins of the city.

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Hairdressing student earns ‘best of region’ award

June 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay’s Teghan Angulalik earned the “best of region” award in secondary hairstyling at the Skills Canada national competition, which was held in Edmonton, June 4-5.

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Opioid-related deaths decreased in the NWT in 2017

June 19, 2018

New statistics from the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services indicate one person died from an opioid overdose in the territory in 2017, a decrease from 2016.

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Adoptees struggle to get birth certificates

June 19, 2018 - Iglulik

For decades, it has been an ordeal for Nunavut adoptees to obtain an Ontario birth certificate if one wasn’t issued at the Ottawa hospital where they were born. That hassle remains.

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Wind-powered micro-grids in Nunavut – pipe dream or real possibility?

June 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

When three Newfoundland and Labrador men heard of the CanInfra Challenge back in January, they decided to go for it.

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An Iqaluit woman’s determined quest to find Thor, the dad she never knew

June 18, 2018 - Iqaluit

It is my hope that my story helps Inuit who are trying to find their biological parents.

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Inuk guide knocked out by plywood

June 18, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

An Inuk guide was struck on the head and knocked unconscious by a piece of plywood caught by a gust of wind during a floe edge trip with a wilderness adventure company near Pond Inlet earlier this month.

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First Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award goes to Williamson Bathory

June 18, 2018 - Toronto

Iqaluit’s Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory has been named the winner of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award.

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Taloyoak woman defends her name after animal cruelty charge

June 18, 2018 - Taloyoak

A Taloyoak woman charged with animal cruelty following the death of a puppy says she’s been falsely accused and her life has become increasingly difficult since the criminal allegation has been made public.

Karen Nanook, 41, says she has lost a job opportunity as a result of facing one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. “Social media is making me look like a monster,” Nanook said.

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Makigiaqta funds nine Inuit training projects

June 18, 2018 - Nunavut

Nine projects are approved for roughly $12.6 million in funding from the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation as a result of an open call issued in the fall of 2017.

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Early days a success for on-the-land camp

June 17, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The urban on-the-land camp behind the Fieldhouse in Yellowknife has been successful since it’s opened, according to the camp’s organizers.

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Swim club washes up funds

June 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club held a car wash in the YK1 Education District’s parking lot on Saturday to raise money for new training equipment.

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Walking for Change

June 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Close to 90 people joined the Yellowknife Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Saturday.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Support needed for NWT university

June 17, 2018 - NWT

The Aurora College Foundational Review recommends transforming the College into a polytechnic university that provides numerous degrees as well as college education and apprenticeship training. It’s about time you say? I say woohoo!

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Cultural education plan five years in

June 17, 2018 - NWT

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

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: The Land Remains

June 17, 2018 - NWT

Friends, as yet another Aboriginal Day comes around we are left to think about what it all means.

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LETTER: Traditional teachings return in the North

June 17, 2018 - NWT

by Jim Martin, Fort McPherson

I was sitting in the A&W having breakfast when two friends asked me if I wanted to go to check out their new traditional camp. It sounded interesting so I agreed to go with them to see what it is all about.

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Wolverines roar to victory in Cam Bay

June 17, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

If Rankin Inlet claims the title of Hockeytown, Nunavut, you can pencil in Cambridge Bay as Basketballtown, Nunavut.

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NWT’s Metis divided but united

June 16, 2018 - NWT

It’s no secret that two of the territory’s Metis groups are separated by more than the sprawling waters of Great Slave Lake.

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The spirit and intent in land claims

June 16, 2018 - NWT

It was around 1920 when drillers struck oil in the Mackenzie region, though the Dene knew of oil seeps long before.

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New program could remedy nursing shortages

June 16, 2018 - Inuvik

A Tutyoyaktuk-born Aurora College nursing grad says a new practical nursing program coming to Inuvik’s campus this fall stands to boost Indigenous representation in health care while tackling a shortage of professionals in the North.

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EDITORIAL: Visions of hope on National Aboriginal Day

June 16, 2018 - NWT

Whether we call it National Indigenous Peoples Day or National Aboriginal Day, the founding peoples of the Northwest Territories have much to teach the world.

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DESTINATIONS: Climate change has more in common with my body than anything

June 16, 2018 - NWT

by John Holman

The Sagittariids began at the start of the month, although here in the sub-Arctic there is no darkness for us to enjoy the celestial delights thereof. What do we get instead?

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NEWS BRIEFS: Tlicho respond to GNWT court filing

June 16, 2018 - NWT

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The Tlicho Government says it’s “extremely disappointed” with the GNWT for taking it to court to try to resolve negotiations around a road to Fortune Minerals Ltd.’s NICO cobalt-gold-copper-bismuth project, 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife.

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Dehcho guardians of the pipeline

June 16, 2018 - Dehcho

The Dehcho Guardian program, an Indigenous land and water monitoring outfit, is embarking on its first industrial watch dog project – overseeing the $53-million replacement of the Norman Wells pipeline under the mighty Mackenzie River.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Youth music contest focused on voting

June 16, 2018 - NWT

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Northwest Territories artist Godson is running a music contest for youth this summer.

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Track and Field Championships wrap in Hay River

June 16, 2018 - Hay River

And so the largest single sporting event in the NWT is committed to history for another year.

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SPORTS TALK: Who’s having more fun than the Washington Capitals? No one

June 16, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

It was a win 44 years in the making for the Washington Capitals and a win 13 years in the making for Alexander the Great.

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Karis Dekwant brings home gold – again

June 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Karis Dekwant decorated her special occasion cake for the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in 15 minutes and won gold.

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