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Time to build Northern blueprint

September 7, 2018

The military has a long history and been a key factor in building infrastructure in the North.

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Getting my vision on record

Norman Yakeleya is the newly elected chief of the Dene Nation.
September 7, 2018

by Norman Yakeleya

As the newly elected Dene National Chief I want to take this opportunity to tell the people of Denedeh something about my vision for the Dene Nation and for the NWT.

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School in Vancouver means no -40 C

September 7, 2018

I recently drove to Vancouver with my younger son Cody and his kids Naz and Charlie. He will be going to Rhodes Wellness College to take six semesters in counselling and coaching – the same training Jean and I got. Woohoo!

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New head of Sahtu Secretariat

September 7, 2018

Charles McNeely was acclaimed as the new chair of the Sahtu Secretariat Inc. at the organization’s annual general meeting on Tuesday in Tulita.

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Territory competing with provinces for teachers

September 7, 2018

As of Sept. 5, 11 teaching positions were vacant in the NWT outside of Yellowknife. Dehcho Divisional Education Council superintendent Philippe Brulot says a surplus of jobs in British Columbia may be partly to blame.

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Columnist says goodbye to Fort Reliance

September 7, 2018

Sometimes rumours are true, and in the case of the rumour that we have sold our property in Reliance, I am very happy to report it is true!

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Pangnirtung hamlet shares Northern challenges with Governor General

September 7, 2018 - Pangnirtung

Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette visited Pangnirtung Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 to meet with community members about challenges and realities facing Nunavummiut.

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Government of Nunavut announces fall education consultations

September 7, 2018 - Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut will consult all communities this fall on proposed changes to education and language laws and the role of district education authorities.

The Coalition of Nunavut DEAs (CNDEA), representing regional education authorities was “completely taken by surprise” by the announcement of the eight week consultation, wrote the coalition in a Sept. 6 news release. 

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Firefighters, youth connect at the library

September 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Stop, Drop and Read, a new program at the Inuvik Centennial Library, is set to foster a positive relationship between youth and the community’s volunteer firefighters.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Looee Arreak announces six Nunavut tour dates

September 7, 2018 - Nunavut

Kimmirut residents take Polar Bear Dip

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“Sudden death” at Apex shelter confirmed by RCMP

September 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

A woman died at the Qimaavik Women’s Shelter last week, said Nunavut RCMP in an email to Nunavut News.

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‘Always helping,’ Fort McPherson hunter remembered as generous, fun-loving

September 7, 2018 - Fort McPherson

A Fort McPherson man who died during a hunting trip over Labour Day weekend is being remembered as a “funny and loving” man who took pride in his traditional way of life.

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Wha’Ti RCMP seize firearm, haul of booze

September 7, 2018

A large haul of alcohol, along with a firearm, was seized from an individual coming from the Wha’Ti boat launch area on Aug. 31, police say.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Returning officer named for election

September 7, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has appointed a returning officer for the municipal elections set for this fall.

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Arviat, Naujaat bear attacks deemed ‘isolated incidents’

September 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

After examining the bodies of the polar bears that killed men in separate incidents in Arviat and near Naujaat recently, the Department of Environment has determined that both attacks were “isolated incidents.”

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COLUMN: More challenges to coexistence

September 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

The people of Naujaat are not alone when it comes to anger sweeping the community following a hunter’s death from being mauled by a bear this past month.

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Snow caps off cold Inuvik summer

September 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips dubbed 2018 “the year that summer was cancelled” for Inuvik after a snowy Labour Day long weekend.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Handgun stolen from residence in Fort Smith

September 7, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Fort Smith RCMP received a report on Aug. 27 about the theft of a handgun from a residence in the community.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Successful memorial walk

September 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

A large crowd came out for the fifth annual Tootoo Memorial Walk in memory of Terence Tootoo in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28 in Rankin Inlet.

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Cyclist rides to conquer cancer

September 7, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River woman has just completed a long-distance bicycle ride – although shortened by smoke – in the fight against cancer.

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Legionnaires claim Rankin softball crown

September 7, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Legionnaires put an exclamation point on their championship season by taking down the New Era 17-5 to sweep the final three games to none and claim the 2018 Rankin Inlet Co-ed Softball League (RICSL) title in Rankin on Aug. 22.

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Educators ready for reconciliation

September 6, 2018

Both city school divisions held cultural awareness seminars prior to the school year beginning.

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BRIEFS PACKAGE: Bellanca gets its blue back, loses $150K

September 6, 2018

Yellowknife’s skyline will look a little more familiar in a month’s time, when the beleaguered Bellanca Building gets some blue back.

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Kilt and Castle owner enters mayoral race

September 6, 2018

Bob Stewart says that if he wins the Oct. 15 vote, he would push for a property tax freeze for the duration of his term and build a community centre for the city’s homeless population.

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New year, new crop of hope

September 6, 2018

Hope springs eternal for young hockey players looking to play on any some sort of high level team.

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Two teams split the winnings at Yellowknife Golf Club’s 4-Person Cash Scramble

Brad Waugh chips onto the green from the fringe. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
September 6, 2018

Playoffs are what make golf exciting. The thrill of a sudden-death win, the agony of a sudden-death defeat, real Wide World of Sports stuff.

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Lordy, Lordy, looks who’s 40

BFTA is officially the longest-serving slo-pitch team in the city and celebrated its 40 th anniversary of play this past season. Some of the past and current team members got together for a reunion of sorts last month and those who came are, front row from left, Roxanne Kelly, Richard Klakowich, Jimmy DeCoste, Abby DeCoste, Candace DeCoste, Amanda DeCoste, Rachel Makohoniuk, Rodney Makohoniuk, Paul Reddy, Janice Render, Claire Marchildon and Dave Hurley; middle row from left, Jennifer Rafferty, Bruce Stewart, Jacqueline Mo, Tracey Carroll, Steve Ross, Ben McDonald, Cheryl Inward-Jones, Audrey Hurley, Brian Render and Mike Kelly; back row from left, Josh Penny, Kevin Pitcher and Jon Russill. photo courtesy of Candace Decoste
September 6, 2018

Take a look around the sports scene in Yellowknife and you’d be hard-pressed to find any team that’s been around for a long time.

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Promote thyself, says Yellowknifer editor

Nalini Naidoo, the city's director of planning and development, makes a presentation at Tuesday's Municipal Services Committee meeting. Columnist James O'Connor managed to inadvertently interrupt her as she began, as he details below. James O'Connor/NNSL photo
September 6, 2018

If a tree falls in a forest, does anyone hear it?

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Jail time for man who kicked officer in head

September 6, 2018

A man who pleaded guilty to a string of offences, including kicking a police officer in the head during a violent encounter with Mounties, received an 11-month jail sentence in a Yellowknife court last week.

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Two fresh faces join race for city council

September 6, 2018

Two new names have been added to the ballot for city council.

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