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Unclear whether MED boss can access cameras

August 31, 2018

Doug Gillard, the beleaguered manager of Yellowknife’s bylaw enforcement division, still had his job as of Friday afternoon.

But whether he still has access to city-owned security cameras remains an open question.

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House guest or trusted drug runner? Closing arguments heard in fentanyl trial

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Was Hassen Abdul Kerim Mohamed a trusted player in a high-level drug dealer’s fentanyl and cocaine operation, or an unwitting house guest caught up in an RCMP raid that netted thousands of dollars in drugs and cash?

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De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds’ Chidliak project

August 31, 2018 - Iqaluit

De Beers Canada has acquired Peregrine Diamonds and its core asset, the Chidliak project 120 kilometres north of Iqaluit. 

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Inuvik has so much potential

August 31, 2018 - Inuvik

Something I often hear from people is that Inuvik used to be a booming town, full of life and a steady stream of new residents and businesses. Now, they say, it’s much quieter, nearly dead.

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CRA invests $6M in Northern tax centres

August 31, 2018 - Iqaluit

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says it will establish physical tax centres and reach out to improve its Northern services after a consultation found Northerners struggle to complete tax returns and fully access the benefits to which they are entitled.

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Rankin man shoots marauding polar bear

August 31, 2018

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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Call goes out for coroners

August 31, 2018 - Hay River

It’s not a part-time job for everyone, but a call has been issued for people interested in becoming community coroners in Hay River and area.

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Roads End Golf Course celebrates first men’s league season

August 31, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s colder-than-normal summer didn’t stop the Roads End Golf Course from hosting its first men’s golf league and tournament this summer.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Chamber to host annual trade show

August 31, 2018 - Hay River

The Hay River Chamber of Commerce will present its annual trade show next month.

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Rodeo time in Chesterfield Inlet

August 31, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Hordes of local kids came out to take part in the largest bike rodeo in recent memory in Chesterfield Inlet on Aug. 17.

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Hub hockey players closer to Canada Winter Games

August 31, 2018 - Hay River

Three girls from Hay River are pretty much locks to make it to next year’s Canada Winter Games, while two boys are getting closer.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Change of uniform following biggest loser

August 31, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan Gabe Karlik of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) had to take it on the chin and wear a Montreal Canadiens sweater in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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NEWS BRIEFS: City to get federal tax service centre

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife will soon get its own Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) service centre.

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Eggman exits day shelter

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

A friendly face is leaving the Safe Harbour Day Shelter after four years of lending a helping hand.

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Jack Works moves on up

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

There will be at least one Yellowknife hockey player playing junior A hockey this season and it’s someone who has already had a taste of the semi-pros.

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Fentanyl trial wraps up

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Crown has called all of its evidence in a trial for an accused fentanyl trafficker arrested during a high-risk 2015 drug raid in Yellowknife.

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FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN: Teach a youth to fish…

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Learning to cast a line in the water isn’t just about filling stringers full of fish, although for some, including me, that’s no insignificant objective.

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SPORTS TALK: Active youth make for healthy youth – don’t you forget it

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

So school starts back up on Tuesday and I can’t say I feel bad for the kids who are dreading the first day of class.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: The berry bonanza

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

I think this year should go down in the historic annals of Yellowknife legend and lore as “El Very Berry Bonanza.”

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Allain St-Cyr raising funds for gym

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The francophone school board is raising funds to upgrade the gymnasium at Ecole Allain St-Cyr, which is currently being built, into a fully-equipped performance space for Yellowknife’s French-speaking community.

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So, you want to play a sport – now what?

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

So, you’ve found a sport you like and want to join a team – now what?

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Scholastic athletics set for another year

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

This coming Tuesday is the day when everything gets back to normal for parents.

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EDITORIAL: Sports grows young minds and bodies

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

With long flights south and even longer winters, it’s imperative that Yellowknife has top notch sports and recreational facilities.

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Young athletes deal with obstacles

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The ways in which illness and physical ailments shape life and sports activities are many. Not only do the ailments cause barriers to young athletes but the lack of specialists can cause further barriers to sporting lifestyles.

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Correction

August 31, 2018

On page 13, of the Aug. 29 edition, “A dog’s day at the park,” Sigr is the correct spelling of a dog’s name.

“Which is Norse for ‘victory,’ since he survived a parvo virus infection,” stated its owner Aingeal Stone in an email.
Yellowknifer regrets the error.

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Deputy mayor quits to ensure vote on ‘personnel matter’

August 30, 2018

Yellowknife city councillor Adrian Bell says he quit as deputy mayor Thursday morning to ensure his voice would be added to what he called “an expression of council’s position” during a closed door meeting where a “personnel matter” was being discussed. 

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A lesson from behind the mask

August 30, 2018

It was the singular most embarrassing moment in my life.

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Fat Fox building to be demolished within days

August 30, 2018

The plot thickens on what the future holds for 50 Street now that the owners of the old Diner building are confirming the historic eatery will be demolished within days.

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So, you want to play a sport – now what?

August 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

So, you’ve found a sport you like and want to join a team – now what?

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Parents, players and the price of pursuing a passion

August 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Whether it’s getting up at 5 a.m., hopping from hotel to hotel, or eating family dinners in shifts, nearly every aspect of Crystal Craig’s life is affected by her kids’ involvement in hockey.

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