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Trial underway for accused fentanyl trafficker

August 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

A trial is underway for an accused fentanyl trafficker arrested during a high-risk 2015 drug raid in Yellowknife.

Fifty-year-old Hassen Abdul Kerim Mohamed, of Burnaby, B.C., faces charges of possessing fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

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City security cameras ‘likely’ used to ogle women, investigator concludes

August 28, 2018

Get a room! That’s easier said than done in Yk

August 28, 2018

It’s expensive to live in Yellowknife.

Yup, we’ve all heard that.

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1940s-era building coming down

August 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man is calling for less demolition and more preservation of the capitol’s past as the territorial government moves closer to tearing down a long-standing building with deep roots in the community.

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City needs 13 new full-time employees, says administration

August 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

City administrators say the municipal government would benefit from 13 new full-time equivalent positions.

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Mild and damp summer douses fire threat

August 28, 2018

As the dog days of summer come to an end, another season has passed without the serious threat of a forest fire.

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Eggman exits Yk day shelter

August 28, 2018

A friendly face is leaving the Safe Harbour Day Shelter after four years of lending a helping hand.

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Yellowknife’s Fall Harvest Fair continues to grow

August 28, 2018

Local harvesters and food enthusiasts gathered at the Yellowknives Dene First Nation’s Willideh site last weekend for the 10th annual Yellowknife Fall Harvest.

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Native Women’s Association hosts youth training program

August 28, 2018

About a dozen young people received free safety training last week, thanks to a recent initiative of the Native Women’s Association of the Northwest Territories.

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Tory pledge to give NWT 100 per cent of resource royalties sets stage for election showdown

August 28, 2018

Some bold thinking at the Conservative Party of Canada’s national convention in Halifax on the weekend has created a buzz across the North.

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Yk Mounties reviewing ‘egregious’ handling of sexual assault case

August 28, 2018

Yellowknife RCMP are reviewing the handling of a sexual assault case after a territorial judge blasted their “egregious” decision to arrest a victim instead of taking her to the hospital.

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Denecho King to be sentenced for murder in November

August 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

Convicted killer Denecho King will be sentenced on Nov. 16.

King, 25, was found guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in July following a month-long trial in Yellowknife.

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No IserveU in 2018 race

August 28, 2018

The controversial participatory democracy platform IserveU will not play a role in the Oct. 15 municipal election.

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Two Naujaat hunters rescued on island, another perishes after polar bear attack

August 28, 2018 - Naujaat

A major rescue effort brought two Naujaat hunters home safely today but a third hunter did not survive a polar bear attack.

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Should the GN form its own airline? Arctic Bay businessman says yes

August 28, 2018 - Arctic Bay/Iqaluit

While the Government of Nunavut is attempting to attract competitors through its Airline Procurement Strategy, Arctic Bay businessman Frank May is advocating that the GN should make flying a public service.

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Missing man found dead in Iqaluit

August 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

The RCMP has confirmed that a man missing in Iqaluit has died.

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Inuktitut and a slice of Inuit culture in the concrete jungle

August 27, 2018 - Toronto

Approximately 15 people took part in an Inuktitut workshop through the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Aug. 13-17.

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De Beers interest in Chidliak holds promise

August 27, 2018 - Iqaluit and Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern sees great potential for Inuit and the city if De Beers Canada’s purchase of the Childliak Project is approved later this month, among the benefits Inuit partnership in the mine and affordable energy for Iqaluit.

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Conservatives endorse full resource royalties for Northern territories

August 27, 2018 - Halifax

The Conservative Party of Canada is pledging to offer Canada’s three Northern territories 100 per cent of resource royalties if the Conservatives form the next government in the 2019 federal election.

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Grey water, grey area in Arctic Ocean

August 26, 2018 - NWT

Cruise ships, fishing boats and barges can’t haul all their wastewater they create doing laundry, showering and cleaning, and conservation advocacy group World Wildlife Fund Canada says their practice of dumping it into the Arctic Ocean is falling through the regulatory cracks.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: End of an era…

August 26, 2018 - NWT

I just came back from the Dene National Assembly, which was my brother Billy Erasmus’ last meeting as the Dene National Chief after thirty years. Can you imagine? Thirty years as the head of the Dene Nation, except for one term when he was the NWT representative to the Assembly of First Nations.

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Grief and questions as deadly plane crash investigation continues

August 26, 2018 - NWT

Strong winds and other adverse weather conditions likely contributed to the deadly float plane crash that killed three tourists at Little Doctor Lake near the Nahanni National Park, says the plane’s operator.

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‘Vicious’ house party attack nets 2.5 year sentence

August 26, 2018 - NWT

A Behchoko man with a history of violence was handed a two-year, eight month sentence for a “vicious” attack at a house party that left a man seriously wounded.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Representatives of the NWT sought

August 26, 2018 - NWT

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Youth who feel proud about living in the Northwest Territories have a chance to take that feeling to the next level.

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Tlicho-led Boots on the Ground program monitors caribou range

August 26, 2018 - NWT

A Tlicho-led program is monitoring caribou using the traditional knowledge of Indigenous elders and harvesters.

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Correction

August 26, 2018 - NWT

In an article that appeared in last week’s issue of News/North “Three killed after Cessna crash near Fort Simpson,” page 3, we wrote that Shane Thompson was MLA for Fort Smith, when in fact he is MLA for Nahendeh. News/North apologizes for any confusion or embarrassment this error may have caused.

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Sister Agnes Sutherland remembered

August 25, 2018 - NWT

Northern colleagues of Agnes Sutherland are remembering her life and service in the North as the longtime Grey Nun in Fort Smith died on Aug. 10, at the age of 92.

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LETTER: Emotional anniversary

August 25, 2018 - NWT

From: the Ferguson, LePrieur and McLean families, Thebacha/Fort Smith

Dear editor,

On Aug. 9, 2018 we attended the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Fort Smith landslide. Although 50 years had passed since that awful day that took the life of our mother and grandmother Kay Ferguson, we were apprehensive about what this day would bring.

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SPORTS TALK: The greatest first pitch ever thrown – and she’s a nun

August 25, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

It takes a special sort of dingus to pull this trick.

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‘He made you feel loved’: homicide victim remembered

August 25, 2018 - NWT

Stephanie Giroux’s brother Cameron used to call her everyday.

At the end of each phone call, he’d say, “love you sister.”

On Canada Day, he told her twice.

“Always remember,” he said.

The two never spoke again.

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