Marathoning for hope in Inuvik

September 21, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik resident Trudy Marks has participated in every Terry Fox Run since 1981.

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CAPSULE COMMENTS: Prevent falls by wearing good footwear

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Aaron La Borde

People over the age of 65 are at greater risk of falls.

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GUEST COLUMNIST: Former mayor defends bylaw boss

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Dave Lovell

I am writing with respect to the investigations surrounding Doug Gillard, head of the Municipal Enforcement Division.

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New soccer field for Catholic schools

Weledeh Catholic School assistant principal Seana Stewart, left, Weledeh principal Jenny Reid, St. Patrick High School assistant principals Don Reid and Alicia Larade, and St. Patrick High School principal Todd Stewart stand with the new soccer field located at the Weledeh School and Ecole St. Patrick High School playground. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here.

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LOOKING BACK: Wildcat reopens in 1979

The Wildcat Cafe was opened in 1937 by Willy Wiley and Smoky Stout. It closed in 1951 and was due for demolition until the Old Stope Association worked to preserve the restaurant. NNSL file photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Aside from landscaping, the only work left to be done on the Wildcat Cafe was the passing of city inspections.

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Hotel industry speaks out over proposed tax

Representatives from the city, including Mayor Mark Heyck, the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce and the Explorer Hotel wait to give statements on a proposed hotel levy at a public hearing at the legislative assembly building on Wednesday. Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city, the chamber of commerce, and even the hotel industry are keen on the prospect of a hotel tax, but all say the current plan contains too many exemptions to make it worthwhile.

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Bantam hockey players to play high-level hockey locally

Logan Cunningham, seen getting some repairs done during the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River this past March, is part of the Yukon Rivermen bantam AAA hockey, a joint effort between Hockey NWT and Hockey Yukon. NNSL file photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

At first glance, you wouldn’t think Yellowknife would have anything to do with a team going by the name of the Yukon Rivermen.

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EDITORIAL: Homelessness is a downtown problem

Yesterday the long awaited day shelter and sobering centre opened on 50th Street, right next to the Northern Lites Motel and across the street from the Northern News Services newspaper office. Ezra Black/NNSL photo.
September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

In today’s Tales from the Dump column, longtime Yellowknifer Walt Humphries writes there were far fewer homeless people in the community back when it was a sleepy frontier town in the 1970s.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: They’re off and running

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

With people starting to campaign for the municipal election, I am sure we are going to hear a lot about the problems in the downtown core, about the street people and the homeless.

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SPORTS TALK: A step up in the right direction

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

So we have a new program to help young hockey players play at a high level all season long and stay at home at the same time.

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SPORTS CHECK: Time to hit the pitch

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

The NWT’s first big scholastic territorial championship kicks off this afternoon in Hay River.

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Northern experience helps mine clean-up move faster

Ron Breadmore, project manager of the Bullmoose-Ruth Remediation Project at the Bullmoose site’s airstrip. Dylan Short/NNSL photo.
September 21, 2018

After the latest NWT mine remediation project wrapped a year early, officials with the project are now saying that it could lead the way for faster, more effective clean-ups in the North moving forward.

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Rangers getting new headquarters in Yellowknife

September 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Canadian Rangers will be getting a new headquarters in Yellowknife, but it will take several years.

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NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: Operation NANOOK 2018 wraps up Saturday

September 20, 2018

A major air disaster exercise named Exercise Ready Soteria as part of Operation Nanook 2018 started Monday and will wrap up Saturday.

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UPDATED: ‘They used me,’ testifies great-grandmother accused of drug trafficking

September 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Vitaline Lafferty, a 79-year-old great-grandmother accused of possessing thousands of dollars worth of drugs destined for sale in Yellowknife, testified Wednesday she was an unwitting participant in a planned pickup arranged by family members.

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Northern experience helps clean-up move faster

Ron Breadmore, project manager of the Bullmoose-Ruth Remediation Project, addresses media at the Bullmoose site’s airstrip. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
September 20, 2018

After the latest NWT mine remediation project wrapped a year early, officials with the project are now saying that it could lead the way for faster, more effective clean-ups in the North moving forward.

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New buildings for youth, elders, moms and tots and those in crisis

September 20, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

A new facility that will serve as a combination of a youth centre and a moms and tots resource centre is under construction in Gjoa Haven.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Keeping the spirit alive

Students and staff members from both schools in the community take-off to run to raise money for cancer research during the annual Terry Fox Run in Naujaat on Sept. 7. photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
September 20, 2018 - Kivalliq

Students at Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School combined to raise more than $1,500 for cancer research during the annual Terry Fox Run in Naujaat on Sept. 7.

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Suicide-prevention summit held in Baker Lake

September 20, 2018 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

More than 100 people, including in excess of 30 youth, participated in a three-day United for Life gathering for a suicide prevention conference in Baker Lake last week.

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Superintendent resigns after decade of service

September 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

After nearly 40 years of service with the Yellowknife Catholic School Board, Superintendent Claudia Parker is retiring. The longtime YCS educator announced her resignation at Wednesday’s trustee meeting.

Claudia Parker, Superintendent of the Yellowknife Catholic School Board, left, stands with board chair Miles Welsh, right, at the school board meeting, Sept. 19. Parker resigned from her position and will be retiring after 38 years working with the board. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo

 

 

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Inuvik’s skate park renamed after Andrew Robertson

September 20, 2018 - Inuvik

The skate park beside the Inuvik Youth Centre is now called the Andy Robertson Skate Park after the late Inuvik youth.

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Inuvik town councillor and DEA positions uncontested

September 19, 2018 - Inuvik

The October election will decide only one thing – who will be mayor – as the eight council seats and seven district education authority (DEA) seats were acclaimed.

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Self-government negotiations to take community-driven approach

September 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Three Gwich’in communities resolved to take a community-driven approach to self-government negotiations at the Gwich’in Tribal Council’s (GTC) special assembly on self-government in Aklavik last week.

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Needle, thread and diploma

Among the female Grade 12 graduates who made their own sealskin jackets in a special program at Sakku School are, from left, Kayleen Emiktowt, Shantea Bruce, Christa Emiktowt, Krissy Harron, Devonna Ell and Shania Eetuk in Coral Harbour on Sept. 10, 2018. Missing from photo is Linda Ningeongan. Photo courtesy Rhoda Paliak-Angootealuk
September 19, 2018 - Coral Harbour

A group of female Grade 12 graduates had their final year of high school made a bit more memorable with the addition of a touch of culture and a healthy portion of traditional skill in Coral Harbour this past semester.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Working hard for a fair deal

September 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

I recently had the opportunity to celebrate Labour Day at Sombe K’e Park with many community members and their families in recognition of the important contributions the working people of Canada make to our economy.

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Team NT’s archery squad selected for 2019 Canada Winter Games

Team NT's archery team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games is all set to go following the trials at Sir John Franklin Gymnasium on Saturday. They are, from left, Carson Roche of Archery NT, coach Cynthia White (Fort Smith), Fergus Rutherford-Simon (Fort Smith), Tayla Minute (Fort Smith), Katie Genge, Bailey Johnston and coach Eugene Roche. Photo courtesy of Beth Hudson.
September 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A new lineup will grace the walk-on for Team NT at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., and it will be an historic team at that.

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NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: Officials gather for three-day meeting on Giant Mine cleanup

September 18, 2018

Federal officials in charge of the Giant Mine cleanup are holding a three-day overview of the project at the Explorer Hotel this week.

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Maxime maxes out right with new party

September 18, 2018

Parliament is back in session, so I have my daily dose of entertainment with the shenanigans of question period.

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HUB EDITORIAL: Big changes coming to town council

September 18, 2018 - Hay River

To state the obvious, Hay River Town Council is in for some big changes.

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No idea delivery was for drugs, testifies Ndilo woman on trial for trafficking

September 18, 2018 - Yellowknife