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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COLUMN: The secret under the runway

May 31, 2018 - Kivalliq

For those of us who call the Kivalliq home, we’ve all been there.

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Hay River teenagers attend Youth Parliament in Yellowknife

May 31, 2018 - Hay River

Nineteen teenagers from around the territory got to be MLA for a day.

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AWG board honoured as outstanding volunteer group

May 31, 2018 - Hay River

The board of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games has been recognized by the GNWT as this year’s outstanding volunteer group.

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Local youth a ‘feel good’ story in Baker Lake

May 31, 2018 - Baker Lake

A Baker Lake youth who never gave up on success and happiness through a sometimes challenging childhood in Nunavut’s foster system is passing on his inspiring message to others.

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NWT should get more agricultural funding

May 30, 2018 - Hay River

Percentages can be annoying things.

Just when something sounds not too bad, you work out the percentages and things look completely different.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Two readings for writers’ festival

May 30, 2018 - NWT

Two readings will take place at NWT Centennial Library on May 31 as part of the 13th-annual NorthWords Writers Festival.

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Review calls for Aurora College to be transformed into ‘Northern Canada Polytechnic University’

May 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Northwest Territories could get a polytechnic university as soon as 2024, if the government decides to accept the recommendations of the Aurora College Foundational Review.

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Questions, concerns over proposal for new fish plant

May 30, 2018 - Hay River

Just like on Great Slave Lake on a windy day, plans for commercial fishery revitalization – particularly a new fish plant in Hay River – have hit rough water.

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After prize, Chester qajaq program rebuilds the fleet

May 30, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

The nationally-recognized qajaq program at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) is in the process of receiving a much-needed revitalization in Chesterfield Inlet this month.

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No illnesses reported as boil-water advisory ends

May 30, 2018 - Hay River

A precautionary boil-water advisory in Hay River and area was lifted about noon on May 22.

The advisory was issued on May 17, meaning it was in place for a relatively short five days.

The precautionary warning was for Hay River, K’atlodeeche First Nation, Enterprise and Kakisa residents who receive their water from the Town of Hay River water supplier.

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Fundraising campaign launched for new Family Support Centre

May 30, 2018 - Hay River

The Family Support Centre – Hay River’s shelter for women and children – has kicked off its fundraising campaign for a new building.

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Value for dollars spent in the Kiv

May 30, 2018 - Kivalliq

Arviat North/Whale Cove MLA John Main was not impressed with the Government of Nunavut (GN) spending more than $572,000 on the 2018 Northern Lights Convention and Trade Show in Ottawa this past February.

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Embattled bylaw boss stays put for investigation update

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Bylaw boss Doug Gillard remained in a committee meeting while senior administration detailed next steps into the city’s mounting investigation into workplace misconduct allegations made against him.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Aurora College Foundational Review release is today

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

The fate of Aurora College’s social work and bachelor of education programs should be revealed today, as the GNWT releases the Aurora College Foundational Review to the public.

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MLAs fume over lack of private pot stores

May 29, 2018 - NWT

Regular MLAs and the minister of justice are at loggerheads over who in the Northwest Territories should be able to sell cannabis when it becomes legal.

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All NWT Indigenous languages in danger, says minister

May 29, 2018 - NWT

Every resident of the Northwest Territories has the right to equal access to public services, yet many services are not easily accessible in the nine official Indigenous languages.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: The importance of cultural events for Indigenous adoptees

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

I was adopted and grew up in a settler-farming town of 1,000 people in Alberta named Castor. It was strange to know that I was Metis, and I had a younger adopted sister that was treaty and never once did we attend an Indigenous cultural event or celebration in our childhood.

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EDITORIAL: Northern education a lost opportunity

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Today the territorial government releases its long-awaited “foundational” review of Aurora College – ordered after the uproar that ensued following the college’s decision to cut its social work diploma and education degree programs last year.

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City considers half million in debt forgiveness

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city of Yellowknife is considering forgiving more than half a million in unpaid and uncollectible debts.

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COURT BRIEFS: Man pleads guilty to trafficking four years after arrest

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

William Simpson, 56, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and marijuana.

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Pilot’s career takes off

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Heidi Hoefer grew up uniquely aware of the role aviation has played in the economy and building of the North and its industries.
In a heavily male-dominated industry, where women make up just five per cent of pilots, it’s still an unlikely career path.

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All 104 taxis on streets of Yellowknife get safety green light

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

The results of a city-wide taxi inspection may give cab-hailing Yellowknifers some reassurance next time they’re on the road.

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Tying a bow on a bucket-list items

May 29, 2018 - Ndilo

From an itch to cross off a bucket list goal to a desire to try something new, first-timers making a fresh foray into the world of fiddling noted a number of reasons for picking up the instrument at an Aurora Fiddle Society an adult beginner’s workshop Saturday in Ndilo.

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A ride to remember at the Sixth Annual YK Grand Prix

May 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Among the memorable medley of creative and colourful soapboxes that darted down School Draw Avenue during the sixth annual NWT Disabilities Council-hosted YK Grand Prix Saturday, one cart carried a racer who was riding to remember.

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Judo-champion named junior male athlete of the year

May 29, 2018

The Sport North Federation held their annual awards ceremony last weekend and Yellowknife’s Wilson Elliott won big.

The 17-year-old was named the Junior Male Athlete of the Year by the federation on Saturday for the heroics he displayed at the Canadian Open Judo Championships in Calgary on May 20.

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Potential VC wins gold medal at nationals in Edmonton

May 29, 2018

The under-15 Potential Volleyball Club came back from the national tournament in Edmonton with a gold medal on May 23.

The team won five games in three days in the U15 division on their way to bringing the title back to the territory.

The gold-medal game saw the team face-off against the TSAVC Calgary Attack, winning in three sets. (19-25, 25-23, 15-11)

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Sir John Franklin celebrates trio of outstanding athletes

May 29, 2018

When it comes to the relatively new Sir John Franklin High School Hall of Fame one could say there’s a family atmosphere brewing.

Since it was formed in 2016 the hall of fame has inducted Olympian Kevin Koe and his sister Kerry Galusha (nee Koe).

In 2018 the school welcomed the final Koe into its good graces. Decorated curler Jamie Koe was a part of the third class of inductees into the Sir John Franklin High School Hall of Fame last Friday.

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Hooked on fishing derbies

May 29, 2018 - Nunavut

It’s fishing derby season across Nunavut and lines are dropping into the icy waters in numerous communities.

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De Beers Canada’s flying bookstore touches down in Ndilo

May 29, 2018

Students at Kalemi Dene School showed enthusiasm as they picked out free books on May 22 at an event designed to increase literacy in the territory.

They were given the opportunity to chose three free books by De Beers Canada, part of the mining company’s flying bookstore.

Kalemi Dene School was one of 14 schools from nine school districts in the South Slave region to receive books from the company.

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Cape Dorset artists take centre stage in Toronto

May 29, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Inuit art is about to occupy the main exhibition space at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for the first time.

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