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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Ready for the track and field championships

June 8, 2018 - Hay River

Organizers and a dedicated group of volunteers are once again ready for the NWT Track and Field Championships, set for June 6 to June 8 in Hay River.

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Low water, deep ice behind Rankin water concerns

June 8, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Although unsightly and annoying, the discoloured drinking water of Rankin Inlet poses no health risks to residents, said the hamlet SAO.

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Fresh produce – and faces – at opening day of farmers market

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Chilly temperatures and grey skies weren’t enough to keep people from flocking to the opening day of the Yellowknife Farmers Market.

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Stringing together a career

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

She lives off the grid in a community that is isolated from the rest of the country.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: The great traffic jam

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Wednesday May 30 will surely go down in the annals of Yellowknife folk lore as the GREAT TRAFFIC JAM OF 2018. I expect in the fullness of time there will be songs, books and movies all based on the event and the chaos and confusion it caused.

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EDITORIAL: Samoan politics not the answer

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Samoa is a small, isolated island nation in the South Pacific Ocean with a population of 196,000 inhabitants. But the Polynesian country is a place the NWT could learn from.

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COLUMN: This book’s a beauty, eh?

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

“… John Henderson is an irreverent, inked jester poking his penned sceptre at the powerful and letting everyone know that even in the North the emperor wears no clothes. Readers of Yellowknifer, News/North and Inuvik Drum who turn to his cartoon each week will love this book … it’s a must-have!”

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New Tim’s owners providing all-day breakfast

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

New owners at Tim Hortons are bringing in some fresh new concepts.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Five applications to change sex designation approved

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT has processed five applications to change the sex designation on identification documents since last summer.

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Neighbourhood divided over sidewalk

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city has no overarching design principles for its neighbourhoods, causing neighbourhood debates over retrofitting streets to modern standards of accessibility.

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Man convicted in Hay River sex assault poses risk to re-offend, witness testifies at dangerous offender hearing

June 7, 2018 - Hay River

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

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BRIEFS: Union, GNWT could resume talks this fall

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Todd Parsons, president of the Union of Northern Workers, speaks to protesters outside the legislative assembly in The Union of Northern Workers is hoping to head into mediation with the GNWT this fall.

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Yellowknife educators receive hall of fame honours

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Seven dedicated educators have been inducted into the NWT Education Hall of Fame for their contribution to expanding the minds of students in the North.

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Indigenous scholars weigh in on Aurora College foundational review

June 7, 2018

When the results from the Aurora College Foundational Review were released last week some Northern scholars were surprised to read findings from ECE which stated the need for a “revolutionary approach” in post-secondary education.

For a decade, Dechinta Bush University has stationed itself in the North with the mission of providing quality education for Northern students.

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EDITORIAL: How to get more women in the legislative assembly

June 7, 2018 - Hay River

Before we say anything else, we have to say very clearly that we completely support the goal of more women being elected to the legislative assembly.

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High schooler helps grieving families of stillborn babies

June 7, 2018

Lauren Seabrook, 17, is taking her family’s traumatic experience and turning it into a way for grieving parents to get closure.

In 2003, Lauren’s parents Meredith and Jeff Seabrook experienced one of the most horrific events that a couple can go through when they were forced to say goodbye to their son Mason less than 24 hours after birth.

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COLUMN: Looking for a southern saviour (again)

June 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

The 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat has benefitted greatly by the leadership of Capt. Lloyd Francis during the past five years.

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Inuvik hosts education and reconciliation gathering

June 7, 2018 - Inuvik

The third annual National Indigenous Education and Reconciliation Network Gathering was held in Inuvik for the first time May 29-31.

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Drag performers help Hay River celebrate Pride Week

June 7, 2018 - Hay River

Three drag queens and a drag king were the centre of attention on June 2 for a Hay River celebration during Pride Week.

“We have our lovely drag queens hanging out with us,” said Storm Larocque, the Hay River representative of NWT Pride.

Larocque said the drag queens come from an Edmonton troupe called Dragging Our Heels.

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Safety first at Inuvik bike rodeo

June 7, 2018 - Inuvik

East Three Elementary School students learned the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bike last week – and received a new helmet for free if they didn’t have one.

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Midwifery clinic to begin on Hay River Reserve

June 7, 2018 - Hay River

Later this month, the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority will begin offering midwifery services on the Hay River Reserve.

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Thrift Store opens in Baker Lake

June 7, 2018 - Baker Lake

There have been challenges along the way, but a Baker Lake thrift store officially opened its doors on May 11.

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Discussion paper suggests reserving seats to increase representation of women in the legislative assembly

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

The NWT legislature has the lowest representation of women out of the country’s 15 parliaments, states a recently tabled discussion paper, which suggests filling the female leadership void by adopting a system used in Samoa.

“It’s working well for them,” said Speaker Jackson Lafferty. “That’s one of the options we want to consider going forward.”

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Inuvik conference ready to discuss Arctic energy

June 6, 2018 - Inuvik

The third annual Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Trade Show will take place at Inuvik’s Midnight Sun Recreation Complex June 11 to 13.

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Man pleads guilty to firearm charges

June 6, 2018 - Hay River

A Yellowknife man arrested last year after a traffic stop near Enterprise yielded restricted guns has pleaded guilty to firearm-related offences in NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife.

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Inuvik participates in sustainable Northern food roundtable

June 6, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik Community Greenhouse executive director Ray Solotki represented Inuvik at the Northern Sustainable Food Systems Roundtable in Whitehorse June 4.

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RCMP advise public following child luring conviction

June 6, 2018 - NWT

NWT RCMP are reminding the public about the risks associated with Internet use following a recent child luring conviction.

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Grad retreat a chance at reflection

June 6, 2018 - Arviat

Grade 12 students at John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) took part in the school’s most ambitious grad retreat to date this past week in Arviat.

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Exchange students explore Ontario

June 6, 2018 - Hay River

A dozen students from the Hay River Reserve returned home in late May from an exchange trip to Ontario with stories they will be telling for years.

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Official ceremony held for Iglulik Junior Rangers

June 6, 2018 - Iglulik

A formal ceremony was held May 12 to recognize the new Junior Rangers program in Iglulik, the 20th Junior Rangers group in Nunavut. The 43 youth in the program, ranging from 12 to 18 years old, are taught traditional on-the-land skills and how to conduct drills, and receive counselling on healthy lifestyles.

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