UPDATED: Plane crash in Dehcho leaves three dead

August 17, 2018

A Simpson Air Cessna 206 went down yesterday at 6:35 p.m. mountain time in the Dehcho region by Little Doctor Lake, confirmed a spokesperson from Transportation Safety Board of Canada. 

Sushi Cafe crash leads to charges for Yellowknife woman

August 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 36-year-old Yellowknife woman faces a number of charges after a pick-up truck crashed into Sushi Cafe last month, causing significant damage to the Franklin Avenue business.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: GNWT and feds advise of low health risk on rail bed

August 16, 2018 - Hay River

South Slave

The GNWT and the federal government are advising South Slave residents of a low health risk associated with some activities on the former Pine Point rail bed.

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Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

August 16, 2018

Natan Obed will head the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for a second term, it’s just been announced in Inuvik where the organization is holding its annual general meeting.

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Accused in Fort Smith homicide makes first court appearance

August 16, 2018 - Fort Smith

Wilfred Abraham, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man in Fort Smith, made a brief appearance in a Yellowknife courtroom Thursday.

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KFN gets new election code

August 16, 2018 - Hay River

K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has approved a new election code, which will be used for its upcoming votes for chief and council in November.

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A joyous parade in Cape Dorset

August 16, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of Embassy of Imagination programming brought about imaginative flair from the scores of youth who participated in the Quviana parade in Cape Dorset on August 4. The artistic and cultural lessons culminated in the parade, which is named for the Inuktitut word for “fun” or “joyous.”

Teresa Kellypalik dazzles in a white feathered costume.
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In what could be a scene from the Northern version of the ballet Swan Lake – although they’re geese in this case – Samantha Noolook, left, Jeanine Manning, and Teresa Kellypalik take their place in Cape Dorset’s Quviana parade.
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Annie Oshutsiaq combines fur and red feathers for her outfit, and she has a little assistance from a four-legged friend.
Alison Boyce photo
The yellow safety vest makes this bear character look like he’s all business, but Iola Lampron’s dance moves signal plenty of fun.
Alison Boyce photo
Christine Adamie holds the head of a costume that resembles a Chinese dragon, but in this instance it was a wolf.
Alison Boyce photo
Scores of youth march through the streets of Cape Dorset during the Quviana parade on Aug. 4. The event marked the end of three months of Embassy of Imagination programming for young members of the community.
Photo courtesy of Alexa Hatanaka/Embassy of Imagination
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AROUND KIVALLIQ: New scholarships created

August 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Kivalliq

The Atuqtuarvik Corp. announced the creation of the John Hickes Business Scholarship in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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New appointment system under review at Hay River medical clinic

August 16, 2018 - Hay River

After several months trying out a new system for accepting same-day appointments, the Hay River Medical Clinic is ready to make some adjustments and to keep on evaluating how things work.

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Turaarvik Inns North gets total makeover in Rankin Inlet

August 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Turaarvik Inns North is undergoing a massive overhaul in Rankin Inlet this month.

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Sudden death of woman in Aklavik prompts RCMP investigation

August 15, 2018 - Aklavik

The sudden death of a 49-year-old woman in Aklavik has prompted an RCMP investigation.

Aklavik Mounties located the deceased woman at a residence in the community around 8 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report about the death.

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Plane crash in Nahanni Butte injures four

August 15, 2018

Three passengers and the pilot all sustained minor injuries after a plane crash in Nahanni Butte, Wednesday.

The accident involving a Cessna 206 airplane owned by South Nahanni Airways happened at approximately 1:20 p.m., said Nahanni Butte senior administrative officer Raymond Kaslak.

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Murder charge laid in death of 48-year-old Fort Smith man

August 15, 2018 - Fort Smith

A Fort Smith man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man.

Wilfred Abraham, 54, was arrested and remanded to custody after a man was found deceased in the community Monday evening, stated an RCMP news release Wednesday.

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Guilty plea in Hay River homicide case

August 15, 2018 - Hay River

Tyler Cayen, one of four people charged in connection with the December death of Alexander Norwegian, pleaded guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter in NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Aug. 9.

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Bears with us: Hay Riverites complain of more common bear encounters

August 15, 2018 - Hay River

Whether it’s actually the case or not, there is a widespread impression there are more bears than usual being spotted in Hay River this summer.

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A million reasons to offer support

August 15, 2018

As a boy in Aklavik, George Koe got in a lot of trouble.

He moved to Yellowknife and got in more trouble.

He slept on the street, ate at the Salvation Army, and panhandled to support his addiction.

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Top five tips to survive high school

August 15, 2018

Have no fear freshmen, high school is not as bad as it looks on television. Actually, it’s the complete opposite.

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Family fun in Rankin

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

If all goes according to plan, there will be at least five Kivalliq hamlets celebrating Family Fun Day by the end of this summer.

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Sign of disagreement in Hay River

August 15, 2018 - Hay River

The Northwest Territory Metis Nation is planning to erect a sign welcoming people to its traditional territory at the junction of the Mackenzie Highway and Highway 5.

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Rankin first responders train to be the best

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Members of the rescue and ambulance crews of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department were especially thankful for the extensive training they receive during an incredibly busy weekend in Rankin from Aug. 3-5.

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Sacred tree toppled during windstorm

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A symbolic tree on the Yellowknife River dedicated to the Dene legend of Yamozha was ripped from its base during a windstorm last week.

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Near-win for Team NWT at nationals

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

For about 35 minutes on Aug. 10, there was genuine excitement in the air at the Canada Basketball Boys 15U Nationals in Kamloops, B.C.

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What’s in the backpack?

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

With the thought of back-to-school shopping looming, Yellowknife Education District No.1 is providing parents a free alternative to buying school backpacks.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER: Keep the faith, Sig!

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Bruce Valpy

Last Thursday night around 8:00 pm, Yellowknifer and Northern News Services lost its publisher, Jack Sigvaldason.

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A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife didn’t have a team at any of the three host venues for this year’s Slo-Pitch National Canadian Championships but there were players on teams from outside the city.

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School districts hire teachers

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

More students are filling classrooms in Yellowknife which may cause some capacity issues at schools in the city.

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EDITORIAL: Education, the great equalizer

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

In Northern classrooms some students thrive, others struggle.

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Aurora College offering two new courses

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

There are new programs at Aurora College for the 2018-2019 school year.

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Yellowknifers golf for housing

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s the only tournament where it’s ladies only and it’s always a great time had by all.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Hospital short of EpiPens, but not epinephrine

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife is in the midst of an EpiPen shortage, and new doses of the medication for life-threatening allergies may not arrive at pharmacies until early September.

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Retraction

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife
An article in the July 25 edition (“Increase in cancers could be linked to bug,”) contained several errors, says the Alberta professor quoted in the story: there is no evidence on time trends pertaining to the occurrence of H. pylori infection, H. pylori does not cause cancer in general, but the frequency of H. pylori infection influences stomach cancer rates; and there is no information on whether stomach cancer rates have increased in the North. Please see letter to the editor by Dr. Karen J. Goodman available on NNSL.com. Yellowknifer apologizes for these errors and for any confusion or embarrassment they may have caused.
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