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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Two Inuvik educators inducted into hall of fame

June 2, 2018 - Inuvik

When Bella Kay found out she was going to be inducted into the GNWT Education Hall of Fame, she first thanked the two janitors that worked with her at Sir Alexander Mackenzie School in Inuvik.

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Visit Nahanni from home

June 2, 2018 - NWT

It isn’t hard for Jeff Bolingbroke to remember the details of a hike he took in 2016 through Nahanni National Park Reserve – he can literally retrace his footsteps, seeing the sky and water and land as they stood those very days, on Google Street View.

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COLUMN: Permafrost melts are the same as a broken dam for our fresh water

June 2, 2018 - NWT

by John Holman

April this year saw the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere since human monitoring began, 410 parts per million, according to measurements made at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: In the middle of break-up

June 2, 2018 - NWT

It has been a very slow spring break-up in Reliance and most mornings the temperature still hovers below zero, with things warming up a bit by noon. With the light winds, cool temps and bright sun, the snow didn’t really melt, it all just evaporated into the dry air.

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Northern jobs good for Northern mines

June 1, 2018 - NWT

It’s obvious the territorial government would like to stay far away from the saber-rattling over unionized jobs at the Ekati diamond mine.

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Leaders on the land

June 1, 2018 - NWT

The Imbe program, running from July 16 to Aug. 24, is now open for youth from Tlicho communities to register to participate – and they’ll have a chance to learn, reconnect with their culture and even lead.

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Highway construction season begins

June 1, 2018 - NWT

With warm weather comes summer roadway construction and the GNWT has several projects happening across the North.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Fort Res Northern store charged

June 1, 2018 - NWT

Deninu K’ue/Fort Resolution

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission has filed five charges against the North West Company, alleging Fort Resolution’s Northern store failed to provide training, instruction and information to workers doing repairs on a site that hosted asbestos and mould; failing to ensure supervisors had knowledge of how to handle these substances and what protective gear must be worn; and having workplace procedures in place to safely handle these hazardous substances, among other charges.

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Inuvik Ski Club celebrates volunteers

June 1, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s ski trails saw their final run of the season in early May, and the Inuvik Ski Club celebrated the end of another season with a volunteer appreciation barbecue May 28.

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Legislative assembly recognizes successful AWG

June 1, 2018 - Hay River

As MLAs gathered last week in the Legislative Assembly for the first time since the end of the South Slave Arctic Winter Games in March, congratulations were offered for a successful event.

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Fort Liard school awarded $25,000 toward literacy upgrades

June 1, 2018

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.

The Fort Liard school was chosen as one of 30 across Canada to receive funding from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

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Weekend snowfall in Inuvik “winter’s last hurrah”

June 1, 2018 - Inuvik

Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips is calling Inuvik’s 52-hour snowfall last weekend “winter’s last hurrah.”

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Top fishers catch winners

June 1, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Listed below are the top fishers in the Rankin Inlet Trout Derby in Rankin from May 18 to 21, including the size of their catch (in inches) and their prize money won.

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Lady pirates bring gold to Inuvik’s East Three stage

June 1, 2018 - Inuvik

East Three Theatre Productions’ final play of the year, Lady Pirates of the Caribbean, focused on the club’s strongest actors – the senior girls, according to director Abe Drennan.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Arychuk resigning as Aurora College president

June 1, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

After six years as president of Aurora College, Jane Arychuk has resigned from her position, effective May 31.

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Table tennis pro offers clinics at Hay River Rec Centre

June 1, 2018 - Hay River

Thorsten Gohl has a goal of seeing table tennis grow in popularity in Hay River.

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Naujaat students spend a day on the job

June 1, 2018 - Naujaat

A group of Grade 9 students from Tuugaalik High School spent a day in the workforce as part of Take-A-Student-To-Work day in Naujaat on May 11.

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SPORTS CHECK: Plenty of worthy winners at the awards that were

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

You’ll have noticed my byline was missing from the sports section over the past few days. I just got back from Toronto after saying goodbye to my grandfather and that’s the reason. He died on May 24.

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Yk hockey honours its best

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yk Minor Hockey Association is one of the biggest sports organizations in the North. Imagine having to give out awards to the best among so many people.

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Three cheers for mediocrity

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

They’re still mediocre and they still suck but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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BUSINESS BITS: Museum chef cooks up new location

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre’s head chef at the Museum Cafe will be heading across the road.

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LETTER: Blazing a new trail

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Hughena Matheson, board member
Project Bookmark Canada

Dear editor,
Canada, well-known as land of beautiful trails, also has a trail that is a one-of-a-kind cultural innovation. Unique in the world, Canada’s literary trail consists of plaques with poems or excerpts from fiction in the exact physical locations where literary scenes are set.

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LETTER: The hair is coming off after 35 years of growth

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Terry Woolf
Yellowknife

Dear editor,

I’m getting a hair cut. Big deal. Well, for me it is a bit of a big deal. I’m crowding in on 70. I’ve had a two-foot long pony tail for 35 years.

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Retailers waiting as pot plans remain hazy

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Incoming cannabis legislation will have unwanted side-effects: uncertain reaction time on regulation, short-term confusion about who will supply cannabis and delayed coordination with retailers, says an MLA. The NWT is “far behind” jurisdictions like the Yukon and Ontario, who have secured suppliers, and announced sale prices, said Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Public boat launch installation Friday

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city will install the public boat launch in Old Town Friday June 1, located at the intersection of Franklin Avenue, McDonald Drive and Weaver Drive.

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In praise of city hiring program for street people

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

I have written about this before but thought it was time for an update.

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Arsenic scare needs answers

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

When considering all the aspects of the massive and expensive Giant Mine Remediation Project, one concern stands head and shoulders above the rest – can people going about their daily routine inadvertently expose themselves to dangerous levels of arsenic?

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Franklin Avenue detour draws mixed reactions

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Drivers diverted from roadwork on Franklin Avenue say they’re treating the weeks-long detour as a necessary annoyance.

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72 long-term care beds to be housed at Stanton Territorial Hospital

May 31, 2018

In 2019 renovations to add approximately 72 new long-term care beds which will be housed on the second and third floors of Stanton Territorial Hospital’s “legacy” building, will commence.

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The hottest ticket in town

May 31, 2018 - Hay River

After a year’s absence, Lobster Fest has returned as strong as ever.

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