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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Tragedy on Nikku Street

May 28, 2018 - Iqaluit

A man and a woman have both died after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, Iqaluit RCMP responded to a weapons-related incident, according to a news release.

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GN’s deficit budget addresses repeated departmental shortfalls

May 28, 2018 - Nunavut

Finance Minister David Akeeagok delivered his first budget May 28, one with a $28 million deficit to address years-long shortfalls in several key departments, namely Health and Family Services.

Justice also gets a boost.

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Sealift battle brews in the Kitikmeot

May 28, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The Government of the Northwest Territories is overstepping its bounds by competing against private business in the Kitikmeot region, say corporate leaders of two sealift companies.

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Still awaiting mould removal from arena, Cam Bay to launch fundraising campaign for new recreation complex

May 28, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

With delays in getting mould removed from the community arena, along with other needed upgrades, hamlet council in Cambridge Bay is preparing to embark on a fundraising campaign for a new recreation complex.

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Lacrosse programs coming to Fort Simpson, Kugluktuk

May 27, 2018 - NWT

Canada’s national sport is coming back to the NWT.

And no, it’s not hockey.

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Amautiit workshop successfully completed

May 27, 2018 - Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

Nine Pangnirtung mothers got to work sewing amautiit as 2018 began, and last month they put in their final stitches.

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Young hockey coach scores award

May 27, 2018 - NWT

Whether it’s competing on the ice in Ulukhaktok’s men’s hockey league or coaching the community’s youth, Michael Kaodloak has dedicated himself to growing the sport.

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GUEST COMMENT: Wake up and smell the roses

May 27, 2018 - NWT

by Norman Yakeleya

First of all, congratulations to all the students who have and are completing their studies and the ones who will be back next year.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Things little robots can’t do

May 27, 2018 - NWT

Friends, it was certainly disheartening to see the answers our Northern children gave when asked in a recent issue here in News/North about the ‘best invention of all time’.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Dangers of plugged arteries

May 27, 2018 - NWT

A few days ago, one of my two thousand cousins told me her dad was being sent to Edmonton because blood is not flowing properly to his heart. Whoa. To boot, another cousin recently had open heart surgery. This reminded me of when I had a heart procedure. Not a good memory, man.

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Qajuqturvik back from the brink

May 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

The Qajuqturvik Food Centre is no longer the brink of disaster thanks to the work of the outgoing board of directors, two dozen residents attending the organization’s annual general meeting heard May 22.

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Midwifery expansion may come next year

May 27, 2018 - NWT

The territorial health department is aiming to begin rolling out a territorial midwifery program in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Vendors sought for Mackenzie Days

May 27, 2018 - NWT

Deh Gah Got’ie Koe/Fort Providence

As a revived Mackenzie Days draws closer in Fort Providence, organizers continue to prepare for the August long-weekend festival.

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New science and engineering scholarships for women up on offer

May 27, 2018 - NWT

Six new science and engineering scholarships for female students are now available at the University of Calgary, thanks to a United Nations-partnered program offered by De Beers Canada.

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Big picture on bison

May 27, 2018 - NWT

The bison population around Fort Providence is still recovering from a devastating 2012 anthrax outbreak that lowered its numbers to 700 from 1,550.

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Fresh fiddlers find their rhythm

May 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

Did you know the only thing that differentiates a fiddle from a violin is the style of music that’s traditionally played on both instruments?

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An ode to women in song

May 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The contributions of Canadian women composers were celebrated in song at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Saturday evening.

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Family fiddle dance

May 27, 2018

The Aurora Fiddle Society held a free, public, family dance Saturday evening at the community gym in Ndilo.

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Sixth annual YK Grand Prix kicks into gear

May 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Young Yellowknifers brought their soapboxes – and need for speed – to the sixth annual YK Grand Prix Saturday morning.  From the super hero-inspired to the aerodynamic-attentive, 35 colourful soapboxes and their wee drivers took to the top of the hill on School Draw Avenue –vying for a chance to crowned this year’s winner.

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Grand chief wins conservation prize

May 26, 2018 - Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

“I’m just humbled,” said Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian on being awarded the $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize on May 24.

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Lone crew battling spring fire near Fort Liard

May 26, 2018 - NWT

One crew is actively fighting a forest fire south of Fort Liard which was detected last Wednesday.

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Man found with over a hundred grams of cocaine in Norman Wells sentenced

May 26, 2018 - Lli Goline/Norman Wells

A former Norman Wells resident who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking-related charges was sentenced to two years less a day on May 17.

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EDITORIAL: A world of difference

May 26, 2018 - NWT

The more education on sexual health in the territory the better.

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GN, RCMP respond to Pang’s plea for help

May 26, 2018 - Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

The Government of Nunavut and RCMP sent nine representatives to attend a special Hamlet of Pangnirtung council meeting May 22 after the community’s appeal for help to three GN departments earlier this month.

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If you want change, take action

May 25, 2018 - Inuvik

My least favourite inspirational quote is, without a doubt, Gandhi’s “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

It’s corny, it’s overused, it’s stale.

But it is also true.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Fort Smith to mark 50th anniversary of landslide

May 25, 2018 - Hay River

Thebacha/Fort Smith

A meeting will be held on May 28 to plan how Fort Smith will commemorate the 50th anniversary of a major landslide on Aug. 9, 1968.

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Mini Mountie program connects Inuvik youth and RCMP

May 25, 2018 - Inuvik

RCMP Const. Stephanie Leduc introduced her Mini Mountie program at East Three Elementary School in September 2017 and it is set to launch in Aklavik in the fall.

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New KFN band manager working out well

May 25, 2018 - Hay River

A change in the organizational structure of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) at the beginning of this year has added a new position to the management of the band.

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Inuvik Minor Softball League to start up after hiatus

May 25, 2018 - Inuvik

A group of Inuvik parents are re-starting the minor softball league after being on hiatus for a few years.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Qajaq money put to good use

May 25, 2018 - Kivalliq

Chesterfield Inlet

Students and staff members at Victor Sammurtok School began rebuilding the fleet for their qajaq program this past month.

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