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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Health authority and GNWT looking at expanding dialysis service in Hay River

June 6, 2018 - Hay River

The possibility of expanding dialysis services in Hay River is under consideration, but no decision has been made to do it or when it might happen.

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Students rock literacy in Arviat

June 6, 2018 - Arviat

John Arnalukjuak High School students rocked the third school initiative celebrating Literacy Month in Arviat this past week.

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NorthWords Festival goes cover to cover

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Several days were devoted to bookworms and writers as Northwords NWT held the 13th annual NWT Writer’s festival last week.

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Rescuers dig competitions

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Make-shift mines and staged emergencies invaded the parking lot outside of the Yellowknife Fieldhouse as mine rescue teams from across the North competed in the 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition.

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Bellas rock through time

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Bella Dance Academy will travel through the history of rock and roll as over 300 dancers will perform in the school’s year end recital this weekend.

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Cartoonist draws his way to No. 1

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife cartoonist has had his recently published book reach number one on Amazon.ca’s political humor bestseller’s list.

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The squash racquets fall silent

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the seasons change, it means some sports will bid us a fond farewell for another year.

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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.

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Energy planning committee recommendations ‘ignored’

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

City council passed an amendment during a bare-bones council, that would require energy evaluations and a sticker affixed to new homes, should the existing EnerGuide rules be axed in a final council vote on June 25. 

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BRIEFS: ‘This is not a perfect bill’

June 6, 2018

Cannabis in NWT will be sold exclusively through liquor stores and the mail for at least six months, after which time the minister of finance will decide whether to give any private pot shops the green light.

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LETTER: A thank-you for an act of kindness

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Ruth McKeown, Yellowknife

To the editor,

A very big “thank you” goes out to Carl for his kind and neighbourly help on Sat. May 26, when I locked my key in my car at the Co-op parking lot.

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EDITORIAL: An Aurora shot to the moon

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Undoubtedly, more than a few people, ourselves included, were a little surprised by the recommendations coming out of the foundational review for Aurora College.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Power rates hiked two per cent

June 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Power rates went up an average of two per cent on June 1, says the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

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JUSTICE BRIEFS: Human rights case against GNWT dismissed

June 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife woman’s appeal in a human rights case against GNWT and NWT Legal Aid Commission has been dismissed after years of legal wrangling.

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Independent body calls for arsenic warning signs

June 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Giant Mine Oversight Board is calling for arsenic warning signs in Ndilo after a Yellowknives Dene First Nation chief asked for them at the board’s public meeting in May.

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SMASH delivers on sexual health education and social responsibility

June 5, 2018 - Nunavut

Sexual health, empowerment and social responsibility – these are the themes Nunavut youth in Pangnirtung, Iglulik and Iqaluit explored in late April and early May.

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Preliminary hearing set for one of accused in homicide 

June 5, 2018 - Hay River

A preliminary hearing for Hay River’s Levi Cayen, one of four people charged in relation to the December death of 25-year-old Alexander Norwegian, has been set following a Yellowknife court appearance via video on May 29.

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GN reveals overtime pay totals

June 5, 2018 - Nunavut

The GN has revealed that its overtime payments to all staff totalled almost $28.2 million in fiscal 2016-17. The most costly department for overtime pay was, by far, Health at close to $13.4 million. Next came Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) at $5.9 million and Justice at $2.7 million.

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New Stanton Territorial Hospital three-quarters done

June 5, 2018

Last Friday members of the GNWT grouped together to tour the new Stanton Territorial Hospital building which has been under development since December 2016.

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Disappointed Kugluktuk mayor will keep fighting for elders care centre

June 5, 2018 - Kugluktuk

“Yeah, it was a disappointment.”

That was Mayor Ryan Nivingalok’s response to the Government of Nunavut’s recent decision to examine all options for an elders’ long-term care centre instead of throwing its support behind the Hamlet of Kugluktuk’s proposal.

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Broken sprinkler pipe blamed for messy water main leak outside hotel

June 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A broken service pipe attached to Coast Fraser Tower’s sprinkler system is being blamed for a water main leak that led to a messy and muddy clean up for City workers Tuesday morning.

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Tradition meets technology at Paatsaali School

June 5, 2018 - Sanikiluaq

From polar bear skinning and goose plucking to sewing, art and shop class, Paatsaali School’s Twitter feed has it all.

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No promise on Cam Bay arena opening next winter, MLA says

June 4, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay MLA Jeannie Ehaloak can assure her constituents that she’s working to get the mould problem fixed at the community arena, but she cannot guarantee that the facility will be in use for the winter of 2018-19.

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‘This job inspired me’

June 4, 2018 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

There’s enthusiasm in Laura-Jeannie Gibbons’ voice as she describes the ways she’s trying to help members of her community.

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Fort Liard school awarded $25,000 toward literacy upgrades

June 2, 2018 - Acho Dene Koe/Fort Liard

After being years behind, the students at Echo Dene School will have a fully updated catalogue of books after the school received grant-funding dedicated to advancing literacy.

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AROUND THE CAMPFIRE: Ask and you shall receive

June 2, 2018 - NWT

by Norman Yakeleya

In Matthew 7-7-8 in the Holy Bible, there is verse that start off with “Ask and it will be given to you …” as it goes on, you can look it up and get the exact wording.

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Inuvik student brings home bronze from science fair

June 2, 2018 - Inuvik

Tyra Cockney-Goose brought home a bronze medal from the Canada-Wide Science Fair for her project on sleep deprivation May 18 – the only medal brought home to the NWT this year, and the first in the Beaufort Delta in five years.

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How to save the coast: feds look to stabilize Beaufort shore

June 2, 2018 - Beaufort Delta

The Aurora Research Institute has been given $410,000 by the federal government to examine the effects of permafrost thaw on the shores of the Beaufort Sea – and potentially find ways to stabilize the ground.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: No time for farewells

June 2, 2018 - NWT

Friends, Spring and early summer is no time for good-byes but seems we have been doing a lot of it lately.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Healer returns home for workshops

June 2, 2018 - NWT

Tthek’ehdeli/Jean Marie River

A traditional healer originally from Fort Simpson is visiting Jean Marie River June 15 to June 18 for a series of healing energy workshops.

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