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How social are mayoral wannabes?

September 13, 2018

“The medium is the message.”
– Marshall McLuhan, Canadian professor and philosopher.

In these days of social media, mainstream media and online only media, anyone seeking public office could spend a lot of their time tending to the various platforms – not to mention their own campaign websites and blogs – instead of getting to the meat-and-potatoes work of knocking on doors.

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NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: Nobel nominee to speak at forum

September 13, 2018

Nobel nominee to speak at forum

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier will give the keynote address at a forum on climate change adaptation hosted by the Northwest Territories Association of Communities.

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Inuvik’s Anglican Church gets new minister

September 13, 2018 - Inuvik

Victor Johnson, joined by his wife Nalini Johnson, arrived in Inuvik last week to serve as the newest minister at the Anglican Church of the Ascension.

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Tennis calls it a season in Yk

Tamara Jovic, left, and Hiro Kobayashi were the finalists in the women's singles division of the Yellowknife Tennis Club's Fall Open on Sept. 9. Jovic managed to overcome Kobayashi in straight sets for the win. photo courtesy of Tami Johnson
September 13, 2018

Yet another summer sport has collapsed its tent for 2018, but it did so in style.

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Men’s and Ladies Nights at Yellowknife Golf Club over for another season

September 13, 2018

Amid all of the tournaments and events at the Yellowknife Golf Club, there are those who go just to play a weekly round of fun golf and enjoy the company.

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Pot business to open downtown at end of month

Sara Murphy, 28, poses for picture inside Harley's Hard Rock Saloon on Thursday. NNSL file photo
September 13, 2018

Sara Handley, 29, (formerly Murphy) is owner and operations manager of Premium MJ. She is preparing for the anticipated demand of cannabis products with the business.

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Liquor retailer still waiting on business licence

Edward Eggenberger, owner of the uptown Liquor Shop, which will be selling legal cannabis, is still without a contract from the GNWT or a business license from the city. With about a month to go before the GNWT will be selling marijuana to the public, details remain vague on a number of aspects of the product's delivery. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL
September 13, 2018

The sole private liquor distributor in Yellowknife is set to sell cannabis on Oct. 17, but this week said he is yet to obtain a business licence from the city or a contract to sell from the GNWT.

“I have applied for a business licence, but the city has not been able to give me one,” said Edward Eggenberger, owner of the uptown Liquor Shop.

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They’re off and running: TALES FROM THE DUMP

September 13, 2018

They are off and running. OK, running might be a bit of a stretch, but the candidates are lurching into the municipal election as the “War of the Signs” has been declared. Like weeds growing in a garden they will spread.

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By the grace of a lake: FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN

Rohan Brown shows off his limit of northern pike caught during an afternoon of fishing at Grace Lake on Sunday. Grace Lake, although subject to recent residential development around its shore, remains one of the cleaner lakes within Yellowknife city limits. Mike Bryant/NNSL photo
September 13, 2018

Grace Lake is a relative Paradise Springs unlike its ugly sister across the road.

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How social are mayoral wannabes?

September 13, 2018

In these days of social media, mainstream media and online only media, anyone seeking public office could spend a lot of their time tending to the various platforms – not to mention their own campaign websites, and blogs – instead of getting to the the meat-and-potatoes work of knocking on doors.

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Residents get tour of new sobering centre

September 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

More than 20 downtown residents were given a tour of the new day shelter and sobering centre – set to open its doors to clients next week – on Tuesday night.

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Biz Bits: Time to put the boats away

A boater enjoys a few more moments on the Yellowknife River as he prepares to dock during a beautiful sunset at the boat launch. NNSL file photo
September 13, 2018

As the weather cools, boating season will inevitably come to an end but in Yellowknife that doesn’t mean boat servicing will slow down.

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Arsenic apathy from feds

September 13, 2018

The federal department responsible for lands in Ndilo has yet to begin cleaning arsenic-laden soil next to the community’s K’alemi Dene School. Worse than that, the feds still even refuse to install warning signs in the meantime.

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Condo dwellers vent on day shelter

Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy, left, and MLA Julie Green, right, discuss the new day and sobering centre with a group of downtown residents Tuesday. The talk touches on homelessness, addictions and public safety, with many attendees voicing their concerns about ongoing disruptions in the downtown. Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.
September 13, 2018

Health Minister Glen Abernethy and Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green got an earful Tuesday night as the territorial government prepares to close the downtown day shelter and replace it with a sobering centre one block away.

Two dozen residents from Northern Heights Condominiums, located across the street from the Safe Harbour Day Shelter on 49 Street, showed up for Green’s constituency meeting at the Yellowknife Public Library, also attended by Abernethy.

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Policy official says he can turn ideas into ‘success stories’

September 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dane Mason hopes to be the policy wonk on city council.

The manager of policy and strategic planning at the GNWT’s department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Mason has more than a decade of policy experience, mostly within the territorial government.

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City pushing developer to clean up messy lot

September 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Despite complaints from the public and requests from the city to clean it up, the developer behind Chateau Nova Yellowknife is not especially concerned about the messy lot in front of his sprawling hotel.

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Police searching for missing Norman Wells man

September 13, 2018 - Norman Wells

RCMP are searching for a missing Norman Wells man.

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Beer, credit card reader stolen from Inuvik golf course

September 13, 2018 - Inuvik

In its second break-in of the summer, 150 bottles of beer and a Square credit card reader were allegedly stolen from the Road’s End Golf Course sometime between the evenings of September 2 and September 4.

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Taloyoak’s new airport officially opened

September 13, 2018 - Taloyoak

A ceremony was held to officially mark the opening of Taloyoak’s new $6.3-million air terminal building on Sept. 12.

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Pool reopens after five years

September 12, 2018 - Taloyoak

Youngsters in Taloyoak were thrilled to be able to use the repaired community swimming pool for the first time in five years on Sept. 4.

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Cam Bay cab company expanding to Kugluktuk, Rankin Inlet

From left, Ziggy's Taxi driver Jeffrey Komak, cab company co-owners Elaine Zikalala and Charles Zikalala and driver Leonard Epilon stand with two of the company's cabs in Cambridge Bay. Zikalala is planning to offer taxi service in Kugluktuk and Rankin Inlet by October. photo courtesy of Charles Zikalala
September 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Soup Kitchen celebrates improvements

September 11, 2018

After a series of improvements this year, the Hay River Soup Kitchen held a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 5 to celebrate the changes and for a symbolic reopening.

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Fall Fair makes successful return

Cindy Caudron Looking at items on display at Hay River Fall Fair. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd
September 11, 2018

The Hay River Fall Fair has made a successful return after a three-year hiatus.

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Rallying from Prague to Siberia

photo courtesy of Barrett Gibb Team Grizzly Rims, including Barrett Gibb from Hay River, rearrange their gear atop their vehicle during the Mongol Rally.
September 11, 2018

Barrett Gibb has just wrapped up an adventure that most people would probably find difficult to even imagine.

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NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: Yk chamber biz award nominees named

September 11, 2018

The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce has just announced its 2018 Business Award contenders, with Twin Pine Diner and Ice Blink leading in nominations.

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Everything you need to know to run in municipal election

Heather Coakwell Returning officer for the municipal elections on Oct. 15, 2018. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd.
September 11, 2018

Heather Coakwell is ready to offer information to would-be candidates for town council or the Hay River District Education Authority (DEA).

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Hay River mayor won’t seek re-election in October

Brad Mapes: mayor has decided not to seek re-election. NNSL file photo
September 11, 2018

After three years as mayor of Hay River, Brad Mapes won’t seek re-election in October.

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More faces enter Yk council race

September 11, 2018

Journalist Josh Campbell says if elected to city council, he would be open with media and the public, and hold government to account.

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Appeal filed on KFN treaty settlement vote

Roy Fabian. NNSL file photo.
September 11, 2018

A Sept. 5 ratification vote on what to do with a large treaty settlement for K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has become the subject of an appeal.

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Self-governance, cultural preservation key to better relations: senate committee

September 11, 2018

The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples broke down in tears Monday during a hearing seeking to improve Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations.

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