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EDITORIAL: Sneaky firing looks bad on Inuvik council

August 25, 2018 - NWT

The sudden firing of longtime councillor Vince Sharpe over $700 in unpaid dumping fees on Aug. 8 shines a light on the shadiness that can sometimes define small-town politics.

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Teams pared down at 2019 Canada Winter Games camp

August 25, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The coaches know who they have to pick from. The job now is figuring out who will get a uniform.

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Tlicho Imbe program wraps up

August 25, 2018 - NWT

Youth from across Tlicho territory wrapped up a summer of leadership training and activities with the Imbe program last week.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Health centre holds grand opening

August 25, 2018 - NWT

Lli Goline/Norman Wells

The Sahtu Got’ine Regional Health and Social Services Centre and Sahtu Dene Necha Ko Long-Term Care Facility in Norman Wells held an official opening today.

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CFS an integral part of Inuvik

August 25, 2018 - Inuvik

It took nearly 15 years of fundraising and planning before Children First Society (CFS) could open its doors.

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Conservative Party votes to push for Northern Royalties

May 28/17 Photo courtesy of David Connelly Yellowknife resident David Connelly, a national vice president of the Conservative Party of Canada and the NWT's representative on the party's national council extends an invitation to new party leader Andrew Sheer to visit the territories. The handshake and offer came Sunday in Toronto, just hours after Scheer had won the party's leadership race.
August 25, 2018 - NWT

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) overwhelmingly voted in favour of a resolution that will see the party push for royalties from northern natural resources to stay in the North.

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Update: Luxury liner freed from rocks

August 25, 2018 - Kugaruuk

Two Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers were called to rescue a luxury cruise ship that ran aground outside of Kugaruuk, Aug. 24.

“We are in charge of the operation and passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe is floating free. The situation is stable. No pollution has been observed. Disembarkation of the passengers has commenced and no injuries are reported,” the coast guard tweeted early the next morning.

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Restaurant owner responds to chef charges of unfair treatment

August 24, 2018
photo courtesy of Trip Advisor
Copperhouse Eatery and Lounge opened on Range Lake Road earlier this year. Co-owner Mark Henry responded to recent allegations that  restaurant management unjustly dismissed their acting head chef.

The co-owner of a new and popular restaurant is responding to accusations this week that his acting head chef was unjustly fired.

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Flowers North owner Stacie Smith announces council bid

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Stacie Smith, owner of Flowers North, announced her candidacy for Yellowknife city council in the upcoming municipal election.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: South Slave Friendship Festival returns

August 24, 2018 - Hay River

Thebacha/Fort Smith

The South Slave Friendship Festival – which ran for 24 years up to 2012 – has returned to Fort Smith.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Fiddling and Jigging Competition planned

August 24, 2018 - Hay River

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre will host The Biggest Fiddling & Jigging Championships North of 60 from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

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New Diavik kimberlite pipe aims to increase productivity

August 24, 2018 - Northwest Territories

Diavik Diamond Mine will be able to sustain its productivity for the next four years after they opened a new pipe earlier this week.

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Inuvik Satellite Station Facility gets a makeover

August 24, 2018 - Inuvik

Five antennas at the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) are getting a makeover.

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Young football player shoots for the pros

August 24, 2018 - Hay River

A young football player with strong family ties to Hay River has his eyes firmly set on making it to the pro ranks.

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Roller hockey introduced to Arviat youth

August 24, 2018 - Arviat

A new sport arrived in Arviat in a big way this past week.

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Bouge’s bake sale brings home the bread

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife family is pulling together to raise the funds they need to help one of their own.

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NEWS BRIEFS: GNWT developing emergency alert website

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The territorial government is rounding out its emergency alert system with a special website that will contain all active and past warnings.

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LOOKING BACK: New HQ for RCMP

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

RCMP responding to a home in Willow Flats for an unrelated incident came across about 50 cannabis plants.

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Runners from Ireland and U.S. tackle Yk marathon

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The marathon is perhaps the toughest and most grueling of all official road races anywhere in the world. It’s not something you automatically think of doing when you wake up first thing in the morning.

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Kam Lake water fine for spraying roads: experts

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Experts say residents need not be concerned about the use of Kam Lake water in city construction projects after Yellowknifer learned water from the lake is being used as a dust suppressant on city streets.

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CITY EDITOR: Back of the bus

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Why does Old Airport Road take you to the new airport?

Why does Yellowknife’s main street have two names (Franklin Avenue/50 Avenue)?

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: The hidden costs of the public school system

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

A couple weeks ago, I was driving in my truck listening to the radio when a rather gleeful announcer came on with what almost sounded a little like a public service message. I am going to paraphrase it a bit.

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Hockey NWT moving to half-ice games

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Small-area games have become all the rage across Canada when it comes to long-term player development.

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EDITORIAL: Poor optics in public park party

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is nothing offensive about a major corporation holding a private party to celebrate a major milestone.

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Shower of steel causes distress, disruption

August 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

Shreya Nandy Mitra’s morning walk to work Wednesday started like any other. But by the time she turned onto Yellowknife’s 50 Street, where she works, her commute quickly turned from routine to: are my co-workers okay?

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Pond Sailor’s Regatta enters ninth year

August 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s pond sailboats will be cast off from Government Dock next weekend as the ninth annual Old Town Pond Sailor’s Regatta takes place.

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COURT BRIEFS: Jail time for repeat Reddi Mart disturber

August 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man who trashed the inside of the downtown Reddi Mart received a 90-day jail sentence for the angry outburst, and a pair of other offences, in territorial court Wednesday.

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Tory proposal calls for 100 per cent resource royalties

August 23, 2018

If a made-in-Yukon resolution proves successful, the Conservative Party of Canada will be pitching 100 per cent resource royalties for the three territories during the next federal election.

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KFN holds annual assembly

August 23, 2018 - Hay River

All things K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) were discussed at its annual assembly from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16.

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Two canoers spent three months #PaddlingNorth

August 23, 2018 - Inuvik

TA Loeffler and Marian Wissink paddled 3,080 km from Jasper, Alberta to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and ended up feeling like they had arrived back home in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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