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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Kayaking day guide training coming to Hay River

May 25, 2018 - Hay River

Training will be available next month in Hay River on becoming a kayaking day guide.

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Women’s council wants Haulli’s award revoked

May 25, 2018 - Iqaluit

Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council is calling for sexual offender Ike Haulli’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to be revoked.

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Naujaat cadets wrap up last land trip of the year

May 25, 2018 - Naujaat

A group of 20 cadets participated in the 3055 RCACC’s final expedition of the year on the land near Naujaat this past week.

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Indigenous youth learn first aid skills

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife could become a much safer place in the near future thanks to a pilot project that is teaching life-saving skills to Indigenous youth.

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Budding bodybuilder takes fifth

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife woman has placed fifth at the Natural Physics and Athletic Association Canadian Classic in Calgary last weekend.

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Student booklet wins prestigious award

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

A group of 12 students from Yellowknife, Hay River and Aklavik have been acknowledged for their dedication on getting the message of disability awareness to the public.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Fair wages need to be paid for fair work

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

by David Bob

When we look to the health of our territorial communities we can agree that many more families are struggling in today’s economy.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Metis-Dene business fund expands

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The NWT Metis-Dene Development Fund (MDDF), which has been funding small-to medium-sized businesses across the Northwest Territories for over 25 years, has expanded with the acquisition of GL Services, a Yellowknife-based accounting and financial consultation business.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Declaring war on litter

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife has a litter problem. The NWT has a litter problem. Canada has a litter problem and the entire world has a litter problem.

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EDITORIAL: Calm before storm

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s not time to rest on our laurels.

Sure, it was good to read about some fairly positive economic news this month.

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Getting their pick of the litter

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

People have been actively collecting trash from Latham Island to Kam Lake, making sure every piece of piece of garbage gets canned.

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Day in the life of a daydream believer

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a good daydream.

Towards the end of a real snoozer of a nearly half-hour press conference, I was thinking about lunch. More accurately, a late breakfast at my favourite local greasy spoon, the Gold Range Bistro.

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Inuvik youth take over the house

May 24, 2018 - Inuvik

Three Inuvik youth took part in the 16th Youth Parliament May 17.

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Northern jobs at risk in Ekati layoffs, says union

May 24, 2018 - NWT

In response to potential layoffs at Ekati mine, Tlicho leadership has voiced its support for workers whose entry-level jobs could be axed and contracted out.

Dominon Diamond Mines announced it would lay off 150 Ekati workers by October of this year, citing that absenteeism is cutting into its profitability, states a news release by the Union of Northern Workers.

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Common Ground homelessness employment program launches

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city and the Yellowknife Women’s Society are launching Common Ground, an employment program for people affected by homelessness and marginalization.

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Cannabis law awaits assent

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The roll-out of legal weed will likely be top of mind for NWT lawmakers as they gather for the last sitting of the legislative assembly before the summer break.

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Trans Mountain a ‘litmus test’ for future pipelines in Canada: McLeod

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The inter-provincial war over the Trans Mountain expansion project overshadowed a meeting of western and territorial premiers in Yellowknife this week, with Alberta refusing to sign on to a collective statement because it did not contain support for the pipeline.

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After MMIWG inquiry, women heal together

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Inside the circle, women shared stories of abuse, loved ones lost, and mistreatment by officials who were supposed to protect them. The women held each others’ hands and passed one another tissues.

They also laughed.

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Inuvik Youth Centre holds drum-making workshops

May 24, 2018 - Inuvik

Keith Felix Jr. of Tuktoyaktuk has been making drums for eight years under the instruction of his father, Stanley Felix, and his uncle, Norman Shepherd Felix. Now, he’s sharing his craft at the Inuvik Youth Centre.

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Yellowknifers are getting their pick of the litter

May 24, 2018

People have been actively collecting trash from Latham Island to Kam Lake, making sure every piece of garbage gets canned.

The Victoria Day long weekend saw City of Yellowknife crews split up into 35 teams, tasked with the duty of stewardship as they cleaned up garbage ridden areas around the city.

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Kevin Mantla found guilty of second degree murder, attempted murder

May 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kevin Mantla has been found guilty of second degree murder and attempted murder in a 2015 attack that claimed the life of Elvis Lafferty and seriously injured his partner – the now convicted killer’s ex-girlfriend.

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Student booklet wins prestigious award

May 24, 2018

A group of 12 students from Yellowknife, Hay River and Aklavik have been acknowledged for their dedication to spreading the message of disability awareness in the North.

The students banded together in 2017 to create Voices of Youth, a booklet which focuses on first-person accounts of the problems youth with disabilities face in the North on a daily basis. They received the administrator’s award from Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy at the legislative assembly on Tuesday

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EDITORIAL: A big welcome back for the museum

May 24, 2018 - Hay River

Although we’re sure we can find something to criticize and complain about if we really tried, we’re in a relatively good mood this week for a change.

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Author for teens and adults to visit Hay River

May 24, 2018 - Hay River

An author of works for teenagers and adults will be visiting the NWT later this month.

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COLUMN: Chester teacher is a keeper

May 24, 2018 - Kivalliq

It is always difficult to write an opinion piece on the efforts or achievements of someone you know and respect, lest one gush, but in this particular case, I’ll make an exception.

And, if gush I must, then gush I shall.

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Hay River Heritage Centre to reopen on May 26

May 24, 2018 - Hay River

The Hay River Heritage Centre will be reopening on May 26 after its normal shutdown for the winter.

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Chester teens drill for science

May 24, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

A group of 12 students from grades nine through 11 at Victor Sammurtok School had a unique opportunity with the arrival of a pair of Winnipeg scientists in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month.

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NEWS BRIEFS: 5K Run & Walk set for weekend

May 23, 2018 - Hay River

A 5K Run & Walk is set for May 26, beginning at the Hay River Recreation Centre.

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Registration to open for Summer Heat

May 23, 2018 - Hay River

Registration opens on May 24 for Summer Heat, a popular program for children offered by the recreation department of the Town of Hay River.

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Feds, GNWT announce $5.6 million for NWT agriculture

May 23, 2018 - Hay River

Joint federal-territorial funding to help develop the agricultural sector in the NWT was formally announced in Hay River on May 18.

The money is in a new federal-territorial agreement under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

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