Woman pleads guilty in Sushi Cafe crash

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife woman named by police as the driver who crashed a truck into Sushi Cafe last summer has pleaded guilty to impaired driving.

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Harley’s liquor licence hearing not until January

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Nearly two weeks after its proposed opening date, Harley’s Hardrock Saloon has yet to set up shop in its new location.

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Nutrition North continues retailer freight subsidy

December 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

Among the long-awaited changes to the Nutrition North Canada program, which were announced the afternoon of Nov. 10 in Iqaluit, one was missing.

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Missed opportunities to say ‘We’re sorry …’

December 13, 2018

Images. Volume. Wounds. Pains. Forgiveness. Memories. Hardships. Success. Failings and failure.

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Updated: New NWT senator announced

Margaret Dawn Anderson is the NWT’s new senator, as announced Dec. 12. Photo courtesy of Margaret Dawn Anderson.
December 13, 2018 - Ottawa

With a full career in restorative justice, social work and community governance under her belt, Tuktoyaktuk’s Margaret Dawn Anderson is heading to the senate to represent the Northwest Territories.

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COLUMN: Ready to rumble for science

December 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

Call it what you will, but I always find it downright exhilarating to talk with any of the teachers or students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet about the science fair at their school and, of course, the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair.

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AROUND NUNAVUT: Stories in Inuktitut, a letter to Santa and Makerspace pilot project

December 13, 2018 - Nunavut

Schools around the Baffin region had Elders and other special guests from the community share stories in Inuktitut during Education Week, while at Baker Lake’s Rachel Arngnammaktiq Elementary School, kindergarten students share their thoughts about Santa. In Iqaluit, a Makerspace pilot project for youth takes off.  

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YK Cares raises more than $3,000 at photo fundraiser

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

There’s an additional $3,450 to help feed Yellowknife youth thanks to donations to a YK Cares’ Santa photo fundraiser held at the Co-op on Saturday.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Enjoy the winter wonderland

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

In case you hadn’t noticed it: It’s a winter wonderland outside.

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‘It’s a Yellowknife piece made from Yellowknife elements’

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you watched the TEDxYellowknifeWomen talks on Sunday, you may have noticed an interesting piece decorating the right side of the stage.

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Fire strikes four-plex in Rankin

The charred remains of a bedroom set to flames by a three-year-old that could have been far more devastating in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 6, 2018. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt
December 12, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The quick action of the community’s firefighters prevented what could have been a major blaze in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 6.

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TEA TALK: Quana for lighting up Cambridge Bay

December 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Welcome to the bright Christmas-lit community of Cambridge Bay. Yes, for the first time ever the municipality of Cambridge Bay has Christmas lights down Main Street.

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New mayors in Fort McPherson and Fort Providence

December 12, 2018

There have been some big changes in small NWT communities after six hamlets held municipal elections on Monday.

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Three-year sentence sought for convicted cocaine trafficker

December 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Before Hassen Abdul Kerim Mohamed was convicted in September of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, his lawyer and prosecutors squabbled over just how involved the B.C. man was in a “sophisticated” drug operation that led to his arrest.

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NWT child services authorities plan sweeping reforms

December 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Despite being given just one day to look over the territorial government’s plan to improve child and family services, MLAs agreed to push forward with a review because of significant public interest following a scathing Auditor General report, tabled Oct. 23.

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Proposal stage about to begin in GN’s Airline Procurement Strategy

December 12, 2018

After many months of structuring how it will proceed with its Airline Procurement Strategy, the Government of Nunavut will issue a request for proposals (RFP) this month in hopes of attracting airline interest.

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IN MY VIEW: Attitude of gratitude

In My View with Harry Maksagak
December 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

My, how time flies! We are now preparing for man’s greatest celebration: Christmas, Christ’s birthday.

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NWT child services funded under 1998 model

December 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Red tape, housing challenges and a health system that is in “survival mode” are forcing children into care but those social impacts aren’t being sufficiently considered when it comes to child welfare, said Nunakput MLA Herb Nakimayak.

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Kenojuak Cultural Centre bringing many visitors to Cape Dorset

December 12, 2018

Since the opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in September, there’s been a marked rise in the number of visitors to the community from southern Canada and around the world, said John Hussey, Cape Dorset’s senior administrative officer.

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Students learn the art of politics

Grade 11 student Lydia Kaviok, right, discusses some of the things she learned at the Youth Parliament in Iqaluit with her friend, Edith Issakiark, at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat on Dec. 7, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
December 12, 2018 - Arviat

The youth parliament held this past month in Iqaluit made a definite impression on at least one of the two students selected to represent Arviat.

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EDITORIAL: Don’t let southerners take our opportunities

December 12, 2018

According to the latest Conference Board of Canada report, opportunity is knocking in Nunavut more than anywhere else in Canada. If you are hoping for change, now’s the time to answer.

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What’s going on at the jail?

December 11, 2018

A jailhouse sex scandal may make for good headlines but there is no denying it is poisonous to the institution.

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Man charged with sex assault for allegedly failing to disclose HIV status

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man who allegedly failed to disclose his HIV status to a sexual partner, thereby violating the Criminal Code, made a brief court appearance in Yellowknife Tuesday.

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Fish on the Bay plans to take fishing business mobile

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

On a bluebird day in December, Stephanie Vaillancourt is heading out on the Bay with her friend James Sangris to set a gill net.

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More black belts for Iqaluit Taekwondo Society

Jennifer Ellsworth is seen at an event earlier this year receiving an award. Ellsworth is one of the newest black belts at the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society. NNSL file photo
December 11, 2018 - Iqaluit

Two members of the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society recently received their black belts.

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Everyone’s Closet puts free hygiene products in schools

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kids in Yellowknife schools have a new discreet place to access basic hygiene products they can’t get at home, thanks to Yellowknifer Miriame Giroux.

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MLA urges swift action on caribou ‘crisis’

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

After the NWT posted dismal numbers for the 2018 caribou count, the territorial government is planning to limit disturbance of caribou habitat to save shrinking Bathurst and boreal caribou herds.

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Wolves Classic a learning experience for Spartans basketball

Jordan Balsillie a member of the spartans drives the lane during during a training camp at St. Pat's Gymnasium earlier this year. NNSL file photo
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Quite often high performance teams often find mixed results when they travel south for tournaments and the Spartan’s basketball team got just that on the way to a sixth place finish in Grande Prairie.

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Near podium miss Eagles basketball

Taya Straker moves the ball up the court during Wolves classic action last week. photo courtesy of Benji Straker photography
December 11, 2018 - Grande Prairie

It was a heartbreaking finish for the Det’on Cho Logistics Eagles girls basketball team as they lost the bronze medal match in overtime at the Wolves Senior High Basketball Classic in Grande Prairie last weekend.

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Simpson students take on traditional games

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT held a traditional games camp in Fort Simpson last week. The attends were.: Back row: Gina Hardisty Isaiah, Amaria Tanche Hanna, Brooklyn Martineau, Gombee Jose, Tyler Tsetso, Manny Buckley (Dene Games Instructor) Front row: Alexei Gargan, Evan Noseworthy, Katie Noseworthy, Kenisha Pennycook, Meeks Edda, Rhys Dowedswell, Coleman Brown, and Carson Roche
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Students in Fort Simpson took part in a week-long Dene games and Arctic sports workshop.

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