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Fall colours, elections and money at the dump

September 6, 2018

I love the yellow golden colour of the birch leaves in the fall, along with the deep reds of the smaller plants. I just wish they would last a little longer because some years an early snow or a good strong wind ends the glory and beauty of it all a little too quickly.

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NWT hungry for restaurant workers

September 6, 2018

With labour market shortages across the country, the situation is especially acute in the NWT, as the North might not be seen as an attractive a place to live as elsewhere in Canada.

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A brief guide to council candidacy

September 6, 2018

You need to obtain a package from returning officer Debbie Gillard at city hall.

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Musical cooperative conquers contest

September 6, 2018

Downtown Yellowknife will soon have a new jam space for musical artists after the Win your Space contest awarded free rent to Music Exchange.

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Mounties mount safety blitz over Labour Day long weekend

A member of Police Dog Services stops to talk with a driver during Sunday's ride check. Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.
September 6, 2018

Camping, cottages and out of town travel are synonymous with summer long weekends. So, too, are the heightened risks that come with increased traffic and excessive drinking.

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Bylaw staff defend embattled bylaw boss

Doug Gillard: Staff defend embattled bylaw manager in letter to Yellowknifer.
September 6, 2018

It has been eight months since it was first reported that Doug Gillard, manager of the Municipal Enforcement Division (MED), allegedly harassed his staff and used city security cameras to eye women.

In that time, Gillard has refused to publicly address the allegations, and none of his subordinates have come to his defense.

Until now.

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Alfred Moses, IRC sign MOA for new housing

September 6, 2018 - Inuvik

Alfred Moses, minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, signed a memorandum of agreement September 4 with Duane Smith, chair of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) for six new housing units built by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC).

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Expanded daycare launched on Hay River reserve

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

An expanded daycare on the Hay River Reserve was launched with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 29.

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EDITORIAL: Thank the labour movement

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

We hope you enjoyed your Labour Day long weekend.

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Curiosity didn’t kill the cat on Alder

September 6, 2018 - Inuvik

Curiosity didn’t kill Hershey the cat when he climbed up an electrical pole on Alder Drive Monday afternoon.

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Proposed settlement reached for Ahiarmiut relocation

September 6, 2018 - Arviat

A proposed settlement worth $5 million has been reached between the Ahiarmiut Relocation Society and the Government of Canada.

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Emergency exercise planned for Hay River airport

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

A chance to test the readiness for an emergency at Hay River Merlyn Carter Airport will take place on Sept. 13.

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Greater vigilance over Dolphin and Union caribou

September 6, 2018

Representatives from hunters and trappers organizations in the Kitikmeot and the Beaufort Delta region of the NWT will aim to meet more regularly and jointly with wildlife technicians from both territories to discuss the status of the Dolphin and Union caribou herd.

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Youth and elders join forces to create mural on reserve

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

A new stand-alone and mobile mural – created in a collaboration between youth and elders – has been erected outside the Ehdah Cho Store on the Hay River Reserve.

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Rankin fisher shoots marauding polar bear

September 6, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Kivalliq came dangerously close to suffering yet another tragedy at the paws and jaws of a polar bear when a young female bear hanging around for most of the day began stalking Jon Powell as he tended his fish nets at Tent City in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 25.

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Charges laid in Wekweéti firearm incident

September 5, 2018

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

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Hay River to draft bylaw against public cannabis smoking

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River is going to consider banning the smoking of cannabis in public places.

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ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓇᓄᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕗᖅ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᐅᖕᒪᑕ 1 ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᙳᐊᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒥ ᐊᐱᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒨᓯᓯ ᐃᖃᖅᓴᕐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑭᒪᖃᑕᐅᔪᒪᖕᒪᖔᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒥᑦ, ᑭᐅᓂᖓ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ.

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ᐋᒃᑐᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕖᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐳᑦ

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᔫᓂ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ, ᐋᒃᑐᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓄᑖᙳᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ, ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᐃᓴᐅᓯᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ (STEM) ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ.

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At sea with the navy

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

A zodiac-load of officials were invited Aug. 27 for a VIP tour of the HMCS Charlottetown, anchored in Frobisher Bay.

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New Iqaluit brew pub sees success in first week

September 5, 2018

The new 58-seat brew pub opened the evening of August 24.

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Actua science camps wrapped up in mid-August

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

Beginning in late June, Actua deployed its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camps across Nunavut.

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SSDEC hands out awards in Hay River

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

The South Slave Divisional Education Council (SSDEC) has handed out its annual Excellence in Education Awards, including a new one in remembrance of a Hay River resident who passed away last year.

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Dive team to hunt for Franklin shipwreck artifacts

September 5, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

A Parks Canada dive team will spend up to two weeks this month recovering artifacts from the Franklin shipwreck HMS Erebus, near Gjoa Haven.

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Overdue Fort McPherson hunter found dead

September 5, 2018 - Fort McPherson

A 40-year-old hunter from Fort McPherson has been found dead following an overnight search effort.

The deceased man was located near kilometre 465 of the Dempster Highway Sunday morning, states a news release from the Yukon Coroner’s Service Wednesday.

Family members on social media have identified the man as William James Thompson.

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Festival by the Lake enjoys successful fourth year in Baker

September 5, 2018 - Baker Lake

The fourth annual Festival by the Lake continued the event’s rising popularity among community members and folks across the Kivalliq region in Baker Lake this past month.

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Polar bear shot as it swims into Gjoa Haven

September 5, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

A Gjoa Haven resident shot a young male polar bear that swam into the community on Aug. 28.

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Principal awarded the Polar Medal

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River school principal has been awarded the prestigious Polar Medal.

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Hay River planning pavilion near Fisherman’s Wharf

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

Construction of a new permanent structure – being described as a pavilion – is expected to start soon in the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

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Naujaat man mauled to death by polar bear

September 5, 2018 - Naujaat

One man is dead following the second deadly polar bear attack in the Kivalliq during the past two months.

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