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Still no plan for contaminated soil cleanup in Ndilo

September 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

The federal department responsible for lands in Ndilo has yet to begin cleaning up arsenic-laden soil next to the community’s K’alemi Dene School, and is not putting up arsenic warning signs in the meantime.

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News Briefs: Franklin searcher to describe findings

September 11, 2018

Tom Gross will give a presentation on the Franklin Expedition at the Hay River Heritage Centre on Sept. 14, beginning at 7 p.m.

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NWT crime rate highest in nation

The Northwest Territories had the highest crime rate and crime severity index rating in 2017. Both dwarfed national averages. Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.
September 11, 2018

The Northwest Territories had the highest crime rate in the country last year, dwarfing the national average, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada.

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NEWS Briefs: Museum seeking space-themed art

September 11, 2018

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith is teaming up with the Canadian Space Agency for an exhibit in the late fall or early winter.

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More mud piled, more runners compete

September 11, 2018

The second installment of the Stanton Foundation Mud Run for our Lives saw an increases in the number of runners, amount of mud and amount of funds raised.

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The ladies are alright as well

September 11, 2018

As promised (and you knew it) this is the continuation of last week’s Sports Talk.

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New top Mountie could bring real change

September 11, 2018

Brenda Lucki said all the right things while being sworn in as the first female commissioner of the RCMP in history this past Thursday, Sept. 6, at Regina, Sask.’s, F Division.

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Putting brakes on impaired driving

September 11, 2018

During last year’s May long weekend, 29-year-old Joshua Moore picked up four passengers from a house party and went for a drunk and reckless drive resulting in injury, death and incarceration.

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Hay River hockey player living his dream

Trey Beck, a 16-year-old hockey player from Hay River, has signed a contract to play with the Hinton Wildcats, a Junior A hockey team in Alberta. Photo courtesy of Trey Beck
September 11, 2018

A Hay River teenager has begun to live his hockey dream.

Trey Beck recently signed to play Junior A hockey with a team in Alberta.

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Hay River and Alberta inseparable

September 11, 2018

In Hay River, sometimes it seems that we’re a part of Alberta.

Of course, we’re not, but it just feels like that.

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JUSTICE BRIEFS: Huge jury pool left drained

September 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Hundreds of residents packed Yellowknife’s Chateau Nova hotel Monday for a jury selection that never happened.

The selection process, which drew a huge jury pool for an upcoming drug trial, saw would-be jurors filter into a large banquet hall – only to be told they’d have to do it all over again tomorrow.

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Grad day in Naujaat

photo courtesy Brad Dillon
September 11, 2018

The community of Naujaat came together to see Tuugaalik High School celebrate its largest graduating class in history on Aug. 24.

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Not time for emotional response, says Arviat MLA

Bear attacks have claimed the lives of a man in Naujaat and Arviat during July and August of 2018 in the Kivalliq region. NNSL file photo
September 11, 2018

Reducing the threat of bear attacks in the Kivalliq depends on a cohesive effort that gives everyone a voice that will be heard, not “crazy talk,” said Arviat North/Whale Cove MLA John Main.

Main made the comments in the wake of two fatal bear attacks in the Kivalliq during the past two months.

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Focus now on celebrating life

Barney Tootoo displays the sign and memorial picture dedicated to the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in memory of his son, Terence Tootoo, in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
September 11, 2018

A large crowd came out in support of the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28.

The annual event is held in memory of Terence Tootoo.

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Yellowknife Sporting Club’s Dust The Rust hockey camp sees more than 70 take part

September 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s official – hockey is off and running in Yellowknife.

The Multiplex played host to the Dust The Rust camp over the weekend with everything wrapping up on Sunday with more than six dozen players from Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik hitting the ice and gymnasium; the out-of-town players came as part of mandatory training for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

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Mediocre Golf Association wraps up 2018 season with Last Gasp tournament

September 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

A day of high drama at the Yellowknife Golf Course on Sunday: two playoffs, leapfrogging in the money list and the first-ever disqualification.

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Gjoa Haven celebrates second summer festival

September 11, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven hosted its second annual Umiyaqtutt Festival Aug. 25-Sept. 3.

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Mark Heyck announced as executive director of the Arctic Energy Alliance

September 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Outgoing Mayor Mark Heyck has been announced as the new executive director of the Arctic Energy Alliance.

Heyck has served as the Mayor of Yellowknife since 2012 but announced that he would not be running in next month’s municipal election back in February of this year.

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150 bottles of beer stolen from Inuvik golf club, say RCMP

September 10, 2018 - Inuvik

A large haul of beer was stolen from an Inuvik golf course club house last week during an apparent break and enter, say police.

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Teen captures three titles at international beauty pageant

Shanti Dias of Rankin Inlet is crowned Miss Tourism Senior Teen International at the Globe Productions Miss Teen Intercontinental pageant in the Dominican Republic this past month. Photo courtesy Shanti Dias
September 10, 2018

Shanti Dias of Rankin Inlet laid claim to three different titles at the Globe Productions Miss Teen Intercontinental pageant in the Dominican Republic this past month.

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Scammers have taken telephone fraud to ‘next level,’ warn RCMP

September 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

NWT RCMP are urging residents to remain vigilant in light of an ongoing Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telephone scam that’s been taken to the “next level.”

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Ice spoils cruise ship season in some communities

September 10, 2018 - Kitikmeot

A summer of extensive ice in the Queen Maud Gulf prevented any cruise ships from getting into Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay.

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Environment minister thanks fire crew and staff for season work

September 9, 2018

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources minister Robert C. McLeod thanked wildfire crews and department staff this week following a lower than average fire season in 2018. McLeod said he was proud of the work that fire crews showed at home and abroad in fighting fires.

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Charges laid in Wekweeti firearm incident

September 9, 2018

A 23-year-Wekweeti man faces a slew of charges following a firearm incident in the community last week.

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Couples to hit the links for golf tournament

September 9, 2018

Hay River

Grab your golf cart and your significant other for the Couples Best Ball Tournament.

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Local food in Fort Good Hope

September 9, 2018

The results of a pilot project in Fort Good Hope conclude that there is potential for sustainable agriculture in Northern communities if the soil is enriched.

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New operator for potential diamond project

September 9, 2018

Olivut Resources Ltd. has inked an agreement to carry out $1,200,000 worth of work exploring a large magnetic anomaly in the Horton Project, close to 100 kilometres south of Paulatuk, in exchange for a 50-per-cent interest.

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GNWT prepares to return local power to Norman Wells council

September 9, 2018

Canadians love to talk about the weather

September 9, 2018 - Inuvik

Can you believe the weather we’re having?

It snowed on August 31 and all through Labour Day weekend and it was horrifying.

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Cambridge Bay to beef up bylaw enforcement

September 8, 2018

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is reinforcing its bylaw enforcement.

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