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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Karoo Ashevak sculpture commands $90,000 at auction

June 12, 2018 - Toronto

The relatively few works by the late Taloyoak artist Karoo Ashevak continue to be coveted, proven by a successful $90,000 auction bid on May 29 for one of his sculptures.

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New brew represents NWT

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

For the second year in a row, the NWT Brewing Co. will produce a limited edition brew to be included in a cross-country 12-pack of beer.

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Grays Bay road and port battle persists

June 12, 2018 - Kitikmeot/Iqaluit

Despite prodding from the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and a two-term MLA, the Government of Nunavut won’t go back to Ottawa looking for funding for the proposed $550-million Grays Bay Road and Port project.

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City seeks federal dollars for pipeline replacement

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The City of Yellowknife is bidding for funding through Infrastructure Canada that could subsidize up to 75 percent of the cost of replacing its aging water intake pipeline.

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A happier life thanks to environmental tech program

June 12, 2018 - Iqaluit

Steven Lonsdale had a plan – graduate high school at age 17, attend Nunavut Sivuniksavut for a year, and jump over to Nunavut Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program (ETP).

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Birds await spring thaw

June 11, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

OOLOO! OOLOO! INUIN NAMAINNAKTUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. TINGMIAN TIKINMIYUT. KIHIMI ANURAINNAKTUK NUNAKPUT. APUINNAKLU. MAHAKNIAKKUK KILAMINNUAK. INUIN SIKIITUUKTUT HULI TINGMIAKHIUKTUT. IKALUKTUTIAMI APKUTIT IMMANGNIALIKMIYUT.

OOLOO! OOLOO! Big hello from the island of smiling wind-tanned faces of Cambridge Bay.

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The old man must be snoring, the rain is pouring!

June 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Heavy rain caused traffic delays throughout Monday as the roads under construction took a beating under tough weather conditions.

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Students sing their guardianship of the sea

June 11, 2018 - Apex

A collaboration between the fishing industry, Inuit organizations, and conservationists to protect key areas of the Arctic marine ecosystem has led to a special creative endeavour with Nanook School students in Apex.

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Kugluktuk residents recall Jeremy Tremblay: father, provider and compassionate community member

June 11, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Planning for a beluga and seal hunt using only harpoons and spears and catching ducks with nets, Don Ayalik was ready to teach his protege and close friend Jeremy Tremblay more traditional skills.

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Baffinland seeks faster NIRB process

June 11, 2018 - Mary River

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. wants the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) to streamline its process to avoid the company having to take unfortunate steps, such as reducing staff, it stated in a June 6 letter to the regulator.

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Fire on Franklin

June 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

A building on the corner of Franklin Avenue and 53rd Street burned down early Monday morning.

The building officially listed at 5002 53rd St. was unoccupied at the time according to Ray Decorby, the owner of the building.

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Iglulik artist puts pieces back together after vandals damage Sedna ‘masterpiece’

June 11, 2018 - Iglulik

Over a two-year period, Bart Hanna spent many days creating and refining the details of his Sedna carving in his Iglulik workshop, only to find his artwork shattered on the floor one day in May.

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Iqaluit Taekwondo sees success in Ottawa

June 10, 2018 - Ottawa

You can set your watch by it – the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society goes to Ottawa for a tournament and comes home with more medals than competitors that made the trip.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Jail or bail fundraiser

June 10, 2018 - NWT

Deh Gah Got’ie Kue/Fort Providence

Has someone you know done you wrong and need a time out?

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COLUMN: Back in the campgrounds, we do what is normal in the capital

June 10, 2018 - NWT

by John Holman

We are back in the Fort Simpson Territorial Campground this summer, our third year in a row and nearly a year surviving in our intrepid, classic camper. It needs tender, loving care this year.

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Records smashed in Hay River

June 10, 2018 - Hay River

Some people were made for the NWT Track and Field Championships, such as Haley Cassie of Norman Wells.

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Senior adventurer returns from Barrens

June 10, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

After 70 days crossing the Barrens, Minnesotan Will Steger is already planning his next trek, from the spot where he cached his canoe between the Thelon and Back rivers.

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Pellet mill slowly moving forward

June 9, 2018 - Hay River

Right now, Aurora Wood Pellets proprietor Brad Mapes says he’s focused on setting up the business’s logistics site, four kilometres north of Enterprise.

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Fort Smith fights to keep Aurora College HQ

June 9, 2018 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

On Tuesday, more than 100 Fort Smith residents turned out to a public meeting to discuss the foundational review of Aurora College, released last week, that recommends the massive overhaul of the NWT’s only post-secondary institution.

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COURT BRIEFS: Man poses risk to reoffend: expert witness

June 9, 2018 - NWT

Hay River

An Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl in Hay River poses a high risk to reoffend, a forensic psychiatrist testified during day four of a dangerous offender hearing.

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NEWS BRIEFS: One-stop government shops

June 9, 2018 - NWT

NWT

The federal government has bundled its services together to be offered at “Single Window Service Centres” in Behchoko, at the Kohn Go Cho Complex; in Deline, at the Victor Beyonnie Building; and Fort Resolution, at the Deninu Ku’e Development Corporation Office Complex.

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SPORTS TALK: Johnny Football finally comes to Canada

June 9, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Honestly, can we stop with all this crap about an actual monster living in Loch Ness?

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COLUMN: Don’t be a phubber!

June 9, 2018 - NWT

Are you a phubber? What the heck is that you say? Hahaha. I just read a good article on phubbing, so I say you’re a phubber if you’re guilty of phubbing, or “phone snubbing.”

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EDITORIAL: Pie in the Sky U

June 9, 2018 - NWT

Last year, Aurora College was on its knees. In six years time it will be a gleaming jewel of knowledge brightening the skyline of the territory’s capital.

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GNWT should develop its own curriculum

June 9, 2018 - Inuvik

There is no doubt that the Northwest Territories is a special place – though small in population, it is diverse, and its natural beauty is undeniable. The midnight sun, the unique traditions of its Indigenous groups and its abundant natural resources make this territory something to write home about.

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Inuvik search and rescue organizations to work cooperatively

June 8, 2018 - Inuvik

Last spring, a search-and-rescue effort that would have normally taken two days only took half a day thanks to cooperation between Inuvik’s search and rescue teams, according to Alex Klapatiuk, a member of Inuvik Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR), the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA).

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fishing derby winners

June 8, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Listed below are the top fishers, the size of their catch (in inches) and the prize money won in the annual Rankin Inlet Cod Derby in Rankin on May 28.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Daycare Society stroller-a-thon

June 8, 2018 - Hay River

Thebacha/Fort Smith

The Fort Smith Daycare Society will be hosting a ‘stroller-a-thon’ on June 9.

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Criminal charge laid following puppy’s death

June 8, 2018 - Taloyoak

Nunavut RCMP have charged a 41-year-old Taloyoak woman with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after the death of a four-month-old husky puppy.

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34th annual Inuvialuit Day celebrated

June 8, 2018 - Inuvik

The 34th annual Inuvialuit Day celebrations took place at Jim Koe Park June 5.

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