GNWT to re-examine rehab followup

December 17, 2017 - NWT

The territorial health minister joined several MLAs for a tour of the addictions facilities with which the GNWT is partnered, to get a better understanding of what NWT residents experience going south for addictions treatment and what they need when they come back home.

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Come on Northern women, unite!

September 17, 2017 - NWT

On Sept. 7, I picked up the Edmonton Journal on my way home to Norman Wells, on page three, a 4×10 colour photograph of a huge blue barge and the caption “a 30 metre x 10 metre barge will leave Edmonton Thursday for the NWT.

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Healing over the years

September 17, 2017 - NWT

Friends, it is good to see the likes of an old-time friend, Thebacha’s Henry Beaver, in mid-smudge, for a colleague like Aurora College president Jane Arychuk.

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Widespread support for new law students

September 15, 2017 - Iqaluit

 

The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory’s law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family and law professionals.

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University of Calgary student hopes to promote northern tourism

September 15, 2017

Danielle Ignacio-Pacunayen is was to enter her final year of marketing at the University of Calgary this fall with a new scholarship in tow, but was held back a few days by Hurricane Irma.

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Yk1 board sees low demand for junior kindergarten bussing

September 15, 2017 - Yellowknife

A decision has yet to be made about whether junior-kindergarten students will ride the bus to school next year.

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Getting feet wet with the navy

September 14, 2017 - Victoria, BC

While some Nunavummiut teenagers slept in during their summer break, Nicole Kununak was regularly out of bed at 4 a.m.

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Inuit voices missing in tuberculosis history

September 14, 2017 - Winnipeg, Man.

A Manitoba researcher is hoping Inuit will contribute to a multi-year research project about historical experiences of tuberculosis.

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Ode to the Northern low bush cranberry

September 14, 2017 - yellowknife

CIBC run raises thousands for cancer

September 13, 2017 - Inuvik

Runners and walkers raised $8,318.65 during this year’s CIBC Run for Our Lives.

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Let’s clear haze around pot talk

September 13, 2017 - Inuvik

By July of next year, the federal government will legalize marijuana, making good on a promise that proved popular among many parts of the electorate during the 2015 election campaign.

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Student on Ice participants return to shore

September 13, 2017 - Beaufort Delta

Two NWT youth recently returned home full of new ideas and enthusiasm after taking part in a Students on Ice trip that took them from Resolute Bay, Nunavut to Greenland this summer.

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Fort Smith museum to hold annual meeting

September 12, 2017 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith will hold its annual general meeting this month.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.

It will include the election of officers to the board of governors.

Anyone wishing to vote, or be considered for election to the board of governors, must be a member in good standing prior to the meeting.

Memberships will not be sold at the AGM.

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Planes propelled by people power

September 12, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Some of Yellowknife’s strongest took turns pulling a 30,000 pound jet plane 30 feet along a runway on Saturday, a feat of strength in support of a local cause.

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Francophone music booms in Yk

September 12, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

It’s a week of firsts for the Yellowknife Francophone music community.

Tomorrow, the Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife will host Western Canada’s largest gathering of the Francophone music industry, Chant’Ouest/Contact Ouest. Also for the first time, a Yellowknifer – Yves Lecuyer – is a finalist in the Chant’Ouest singer-songwriter competition.

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Highway 3 fire deemed suspicious

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

A cause has yet to be determined for a suspicious fire that destroyed an abandoned building on Highway 3 Friday night.

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Talking pot in Inuvik

September 12, 2017 - Inuvik
Mark Aitken, assistant deputy minister and attorney general with the Department of Justice, left, and Dr. Andre Corriveau, the NWT’s chief public health officer, met with a crowd of nearly 20 Inuvik residents who came out to discuss the legalization of marijuana on Sept. 11. Kelly Bluck, director of fiscal policy at the Department of Finance, was also in attendance. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

Inuvik’s community engagement session on the legalization of cannabis brought together nearly 20 residents with a range of opinions on Sept. 11 at the Mackenzie Hotel.

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Tuk youth embarks on C3 expedition

September 12, 2017 - Tuktoyaktuk
Chukita Gruben, 22, left Tuktoyaktuk on Sept. 10 to take part in the Canada C3 expedition around the country’s coastlines. She hopes to educate people about the North and inspire youth in her community to reach their potential. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

Growing up in Tuktoyaktuk, 22-year-old Chukita Gruben always wanted to leave home to see other places.

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Calling all newbies

September 12, 2017 - Inuvik
Gene Jenks, who organized the Can’t Skate hockey league, is taking another stab at starting a tennis club for people of all skill levels. He said he’ll be taking names down for both the hockey and tennis groups at the town’s community registration night on Sept. 22. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

It may be Gene Jenks’ fourth year organizing Inuvik’s Can’t Skate League, but fellow hockey fanatics with more passion for the game than skill need not worry – he’s still working on his technique too.

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NACC hits the stage in Inuvik

September 12, 2017 - Inuvik
Cafe Daughter plays in Inuvik on Sept. 21 at the Midnight Sun Complex. Based on a true story, the one-woman show is about a Chinese-Cree girl who is forced to hide her mixed heritage. photo courtesy of the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is opening the curtains on a new season of performances, with the first Inuvik show happening in just a week’s time.

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Inuvik weighs in on Mineral Resources Act

September 12, 2017 - Inuvik
Inuvik resident Shannon O’Hara said she wants to know what regulations might be introduced to benefit Indigenous people getting involved in the mining sector not just as mine workers, but as mine holders. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

Inuvik residents were seeking information and voicing opinions on a proposed new Mineral Resources Act Sept. 6, with some wanting to ensure Indigenous people and the environment are accounted for in the legislation.

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Arctic Market to continue through winter

September 12, 2017 - Inuvik
Florence Kataoyak of Ulukhaktok displays her wares at the Arctic Market in Inuvik last September. The market is expected to be held through the winter this year at the Midnight Sun Complex. NNSL file photo

The Town of Inuvik will continue hosting Arctic Markets throughout the winter this year, following the success of the summer season.

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Convicted murderer to serve time in federal pen

September 12, 2017 - Radilih Koe'/Fort Good Hope

A Fort Good Hope man, convicted of first degree murder in the 2014 death of Charlotte Lafferty, has been ordered to serve his sentence in a federal institution.

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Council dreams up vision for downtown

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

Council members had visions of a vibrant downtown dancing in their heads this week.

At Monday’s council meeting, they unanimously directed administration to develop a three-year action plan to revitalize downtown.

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City tapped to support allowing children in pubs to eat with parents

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

One downtown restaurant owner is hoping the city’s pen is mightier than the GNWT’s sword.

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Sobering centre, day shelter to be under one roof in downtown Yk

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

 

The city and territorial government are proposing a permanent downtown location for a sobering centre and day shelter as a deadline looms for vacating the temporary sobering centre at the Yellowknife community arena.

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Viktor Gutierrez cracks University of Prince Edward Island men’s soccer team roster

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

When Viktor Gutierrez played with Team NWT’s boys soccer team at the Canada Summer Games last month, he didn’t know where he would be going for post-secondary matriculation.

After the Canada Summer Games ended, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) made that decision for him.

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‘Perfect southern point of view’

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

It’s good to see Premier Bob McLeod show his teeth a little bit.

On Aug. 31, he teamed up with Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna to host a news conference at the legislative assembly.

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Last Gasp Tournament wraps up 2017 Mediocre Golf Association season

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

It’s only fitting that the Mediocre Golf Association’s (MGA) final tournament at the Yellowknife Golf Club would come down to a playoff.

And it was only fitting that a bogey would win it on the first playoff hole.

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Keeping up with Hurricane Irma

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

On Friday afternoon, meteorologist Ryan Maue tweeted there was no longer any uncertainty — Hurricane Irma was going to slice its way up the state of Florida, making landfall as a category 5 hurricane.

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Rankin embraces life

September 12, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre led the way for people in Rankin Inlet to get involved with the Embrace Life Day initiative on Sept. 8.

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Birders spot rare find

September 12, 2017 - Hay River

A great blue heron recently made an extremely rare appearance in the West Channel area.

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Federal minister eyes farming in Hub

September 12, 2017 - Hay River

The Northern Farm Training Institute has garnered the attention of the federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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Storefront wraps up at Hay River’s Diamond Jenness School

September 12, 2017 - Hay River

An alternate schooling arrangement – known as the Storefront – has come to an end at Diamond Jenness Secondary School.

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Still chasing the dream

September 12, 2017 - Naujaat

Students from both Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School took to the roads last month to keep the long-standing tradition of participating in the annual Terry Fox Run alive and well in Naujaat.

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Minor hockey returning to floor ball while awaiting completion of arena

September 11, 2017 - Hay River

Hay River Minor Hockey will again turn to floor ball and hopefully some outdoor rinks as it awaits the opening of a new arena in the under-construction recreation centre.

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Hockey registration

September 11, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Rock minor hockey program will be holding player registrations on Friday, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. All three sessions will be held in the arena lobby from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Registration costs are $150 for one child, $250 for two and $325 for three. Any children after three is $75.

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Economic development officers to visit Enterprise

September 11, 2017 - Enterprise

Economic development officers from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment will visit Enterprise over the next four months.

They will be discussing funding programs, mentorships, training opportunities and other useful information for business owners and entrepreneurs.

The first visit was scheduled for Sept. 11, and others will take place on Oct. 16, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.

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Dorey returns

September 11, 2017 - Baker Lake

Former Naujaat senior administrative officer (SAO) Sheldon Dorey returns to the Kivalliq this week to become the new SAO in Baker Lake. Dorey spent a number of years in Arctic communities working for the Hudson’s Bay Co. before finishing his career with the company in Naujaat, where he became that community’s SAO. He has spent the past 17 years working as the chief administrative officer for the town of Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

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Mandatory residential school awareness at Aurora College

September 11, 2017 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

Staff and faculty at Aurora College will be receiving training sessions on the effects of colonization and residential schools in the NWT.

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Online threat to South Slave schools

September 11, 2017 - South Slave

The RCMP has made an arrest in Fort Resolution involving an alleged threat on social media against schools in Hay River, Fort Resolution and Fort Smith.

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Rankin grads

September 11, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Listed below are the students in Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik’s Class of 2017 who received their Grade 12 diplomas in Rankin Inlet this past month.

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‘He was a very great dad’

September 11, 2017 - Radilih Koe'/Fort Good Hope

A recent arrival to Fort Good Hope is wondering how to pick up the shattered pieces of her life after her partner of eight years and father to her two children fell victim to homicide earlier this month.

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Expanding program

September 11, 2017 - Kivalliq

The organizers of the regional Kivalliq Junior Canucks hockey program are trying to double the number of teams representing the region at the 2018 Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Tournament in Winnipeg.

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Student athletes set for new season

September 11, 2017 - NWT

The new school year is off and running in the NWT.

More than one parent may have played “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” on full blast when dropping their child off on day one, but if you were to talk to some students, it’s a wonderful time of year for a different reason.

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September 11, 2017 - Yellowknife

 

Food truck season might be drawing to a close, but Murray Jones is already thinking about how to take out the trash next year.

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