De Beers in as long-term sponsor for Long John Jamboree

December 18, 2017 - Yellowknife

De Beers Canada has committed $150,000 over the next five years to support the Long John Jamboree’s Inspired Ice Championship.

The long-term sponsorship agreement will see the festival receive about $30,000 a year from the mining group.

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Proposed rules irk airlines

September 30, 2017 - NWT

Proposed rules requiring more mandatory breaks, longer rest periods and tighter limits on duty-time for flight crews across the Canada have Northern airlines insisting to be heard.

“I’ve never seen the industry more concerned about any issue,” said Glenn Priestley, executive director of the Northern Air Transportation Association (NATA).

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Yk hosts renowned blues artist

September 30, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Blues artist and founder of the Powder Blues band, Willie MacCalder played to a full house at the Cellar Bar and Grill Friday.

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Deline murder suspect makes court appearance

September 30, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

A man charged with second degree murder in the death of a 65-year-old woman in Deline last December is to appear in court in Yellowknife on Jan. 10 for the start of a preliminary hearing.

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Taptuna will not seek re-election

September 30, 2017 - Nunavut

Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30.

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Tsiigehtchic to get community wildlife officer as animal concerns spike

September 29, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Tsiigehtchic is expected to get its own wildlife officer by the end of October.

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Robert C. McLeod. made the announcement on Sept. 26 in the legislative assembly, after Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake Jr. detailed a number of concerns about animals entering the community and alarming residents.

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September 29, 2017 - NWT/Nunavut

Toronto Blue Jays fans in Toronto made sure Jose Bautista got the send-off he deserved.

There are very few people nowadays who play professional sports that can be tied to just one team. Bautista, is one of the rare few.

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Top NWT cop wants more Indigenous officers

September 29, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The commander of the RCMP’s ‘G’ Division, which covers the entire NWT, wants to make one thing abundantly clear – the Mounties in the territory are hiring.

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So who’s our next senator?

September 29, 2017 - NWT

Sen. Nick Sibbeston appears to have reached his tolerance limit with the so-called chamber of sober second thought.

After almost two decades is the upper chamber, the outspoken and controversial senator for the NWT – and former territorial premier – abruptly announced Sept. 21 he had tendered his resignation to Gov. Gen. David Johnston. His last day will be Nov. 21 – one year short of the mandatory retirement age of 75.

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Making Kugluktuk better for youth

September 29, 2017 - Kugluktuk

Preston Kapakatoak has reduced his extra-curricular schedule a bit to concentrate on his school work.
He’s aiming to graduate from Kugluktuk High School next year, so his studies are a priority, but what a summer he had.

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A boo-tiful night to remember

September 29, 2017 - Iqaluit

Fewer chills and more thrills are on the agenda for Halloween night.

The Frobisher Inn is planning a multi-room haunted house in its Koojesse Ballroom for the children and youth of Iqaluit.

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Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

September 28, 2017 - Kugaaruk

Kugaaruk has one motel with six rooms, but close to 100 people have landed in the community to do work, most of it related to construction.

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NWT Tourism has a record-breaking year

September 28, 2017 - Yellowknife

Tourists flocked to the Northwest Territories in record numbers in 2016-17.

More than 100,000 visitors made trips to the territory and collectively spent more than $200 million.

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Project Green Manilishi dealer gets two more years in jail

September 28, 2017 - Yellowknife

One of the 28 people charged in connection to major drug bust in Yellowknife in April 2016 was sentenced to four years plus a month Tuesday for trafficking in cocaine and for a 2014 sexual assault.

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Resolute wants dump moved from historical site

September 28, 2017 - Qausuittuq/Resolute

The site where the first exiled residents of Resolute took shelter is buried in garbage and the community’s mayor wants the situation addressed quickly.

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How the cookie crumbles

September 28, 2017 - Yellowknife

Grade 4/5 students at Range Lake North School got the change to dig for sweet, sweet cookie gold this week.

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Money could be lost in power generator ‘boondoggle’

September 28, 2017 - Yellowknife
Justice Minister Louis Sebert

Money spent on four new power generators that have failed to appear in the NWT may have to be written off.

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St. Joseph School bursting at seams

September 28, 2017 - Yellowknife
St. Joseph School was at 96 per cent of its student enrolment capacity as of Monday. There were 561 students enrolled at the school, which has a capacity to take in 583 students, according to YCS assistant superintendent of business Janet Toner. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

Yellowknife Catholic Schools is once again contemplating how to make more room at St. Joseph School as its capacity to take in new students nears a breaking point.

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Canada’s national men’s futsal team head coach brings high intensity and fun to NWT

September 28, 2017 - Yellowknife

If people thought Kyt Selaidopoulos was going to be someone who would take his practices seriously and make sure they got a good workout, they weren’t disappointed.

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Yk Multisport Club wraps up 2017 season with Thrills in the Hills cross-country event

September 28, 2017 - Yellowknife

You could say it’s all over but the crying for the Yk Multisport Club but there were no tears to be found at its final event for 2017.

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Busy camp for volleyball tryouts

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

Competition is high this year for spots on the plane trip to Yellowknife for the Spike It! volleyball tournament later this fall, and it might not just be performance on the court that separates hopefuls.

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Inuvik pharmacist explains: how to manage head lice

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

Head lice can happen in all socioeconomic classes, especially in children of school age, and can cause a lot of stress and concern for infected people and their families.

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Inuvik warming centre alive again

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

After being forced to close temporarily this summer due to a funding shortage, the John Wayne Kiktorak Centre re-opened its doors Sept. 20 to those in need of a warm place to sleep at night.

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Nihtat, native band will merge to form self-government

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

As the Inuvik Native Band stakes a larger presence in the community following its election earlier this year, and a newly finished building between Northmart and the Children First Centre, the organization also looks to a future involved in self-government talks with the Nihtat Gwich’in Council.

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Two bagged moose provide cultural experience for students

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

Two moose bagged in one week by East Three School students offered an opportunity not just to engage in traditional culture, but to show newcomers to the North what life up here is like.

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Banner year for greenhouse

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

New funding and the kickoff of a community coordinator program made this season one of the best yet for the Inuvik Community Greenhouse.

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Legalization is not an endorsement

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

Legalizing marijuana is a great move for freedom in this country, but that doesn’t make it an endorsement of using the substance.

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Airport Road to get two-year overhaul

September 27, 2017 - Inuvik

The bumpy Airport Road between Inuvik and the Mike Zubko Airport will be getting a full replacement from the GNWT over the next two summers.

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TerraX extinguishes small wildfire

September 27, 2017 - Yellowknife
A helicopter from Acasta helped put out a small fire near Banting Lake on Friday. photo courtesy of Sarah Campbell

A group of people are reminding others to be mindful of extinguishing their campfires after they took it upon themselves to put out a small wildfire near Banting Lake Friday.

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Council OKs takeover of visitor services

September 27, 2017 - Yellowknife

Council has voted unanimously to take over visitor services from Oct. 1 until March 31.

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Sobering Centre location approved

September 27, 2017 - Yellowknife

The combined day shelter and sobering centre will be going into 5111 50 St.

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Dumping ground or war zone? asks Walt Humphreys

September 27, 2017 - Yellowknife

Cashing in on a new cash crop

September 27, 2017 - Yellowknife

As the prospect of legal marijuana looms ever nearer, the territorial government is weighing options on how to regulate a brand new market – and the public has a lot to say about it.

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Should the newspaper print racist graffiti?

September 27, 2017 - Yellowknife

Pilot recalls plane crash on tundra

September 27, 2017 - Kivalliq

Three men are lucky to be alive after their plane crashed while taking off from a remote fishing camp about 100 nautical miles west of Rankin Inlet this past month.

The Cessna 180 was piloted by longtime Rankin Inlet resident Shawn Maley, now of Yellowknife, with Tommy Sharp and Barney Tootoo of Rankin also onboard.

Sharp co-owns the camp on Kamilukuak Lake with his sister, Pelagie.

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Yellowknife gets crafty

September 26, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

It must be fall.

The leaves on the trees are turning brilliant shades of yellow and orange, there’s a chill in the air and the craft fairs have begun.

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De Beers works to get girls into STEM fields

September 26, 2017 - Yellowknife

De Beers Group is launching a scholarship program aimed at supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fields known collectively as STEM.

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NWT sees stake claims double

September 26, 2017 - Yellowknife

New data out of the Slave Geological Province led to small staking surge this year.

At 184 claims (totalling 1,390 square kilometres) staked in the Northwest Territories, the number has more than doubled that of 2016, according to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

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Stockpile of mineral samples opens to the public in Yellowknife

September 26, 2017 - Yellowknife

On Friday, the minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment cut the ribbon on a special kind of motherlode.

The ceremony marked the opening of the world’s largest publicly accessible collection of kimberlite, the main type of rock known to produce significant diamond deposits.

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The territory’s artists are popping up in Yellowknife

September 26, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The richness of the territory’s art and culture are on display at a pop-up gallery at the Centre Square Mall this week.

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Enterprise holding its annual fall fair

September 26, 2017 - Enterprise

The annual fall fair in Enterprise is set for this coming weekend.

The fall fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Enterprise Community Hall.

As in previous years, the event will feature crafts, locally-grown produce and more.

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All systems go

September 26, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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A wondrous time

September 26, 2017 - Kivalliq

Graduation ‘season’ across the Kivalliq in August and September is one of the few remaining times of the year when it’s actually possible to put aside all thoughts of what ails Nunavut – a job in itself at the best of times – and allow yourself to grow a tad optimistic about the future.

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Emphasis on life

September 26, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A poster contest attracted more than 150 student entrants during Embrace Life Day activities in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 8.

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Famed Quebec chef Ricardo helping to promote whitefish

September 26, 2017 - Hay River

A chef – famous in Quebec and well-known in food circles across Canada and around the world – made a stop in Hay River on Sept. 19 to help promote the whitefish of Great Slave Lake.

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Art show explores abuse and healing

September 26, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Jessica A. McVicker will be sharing her story of childhood abuse – and how painting helped her heal – for the first time on the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre stage Thursday night.

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