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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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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Editorial: Privacy not always in public interest

September 11, 2017 - Hay River

In a general sense, we agree people should be entitled to privacy.

However, as with the right to free speech, privacy should not be a blanket entitlement.

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Leafs at pivotal point

September 11, 2017 - Kivalliq

With the new NHL season just a month away, Kivalliq hockey fans, like fans across the country, are hoping for big things from their favourite teams and predicting gloom, doom and despair for their rivals.

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Man feared drowned near Paulatuk

September 11, 2017 - Paulatuk

The search continued on Sept. 8 near Paulatuk for a man who was swept away by a strong current while he was crossing Hornaday River on an all terrain vehicle (ATV) on Sept. 6.

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Behchoko man drowns after boat capsizes

September 11, 2017 - Behchoko/Rae Edzo

The chief coroner of the NWT has identified the man who apparently drowned in Marian Lake near Behchoko on Sept. 4 or 5. Cathy Menard said that the body of 52-year-old Gilbert Nitsiza of Behchoko has been sent to Edmonton for an autopsy but added that all signs point to drowning as the likely cause of death. She said there is nothing suspicious about the death.

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Vice-regal journey ends in Yellowknife

September 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston were in NWT last week, ending a long journey through the Northwest Passage at Yellowknife on Sept. 6.

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BC no coverage zone for Fort Liard

September 10, 2017 - NWT

If you had to decide between paying out of pocket for a 210 kilometre drive to Fort Nelson and a $600 flight to Prince George, B.C., or a paid-in-full 286 kilometre drive to Fort Simpson with an approximately 1 hour flight and a possible 2 hour flight to Edmonton what would you choose?

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September 8, 2017

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᓕᖅᑐᑦ, ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔪᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ 22-ᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 31-ᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ.

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Change? Or just different letterhead?

September 8, 2017 - Nunavut

Last month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau split the long lamented Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, or INAC, into two separate departments.

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Demolitions underway in Kugluktuk

September 8, 2017 - Kugluktuk

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk has been knocking down old garages and moved an old abandoned building, and the latter caught fire Sept. 1.

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The great Gjoa Haven elders database

September 8, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

If elders were school teachers, they may have a few classes in particular that they’d be most comfortable teaching.

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Kitikmeot Career Fair set for October

September 8, 2017 - Kitikmeot region

A Kitikmeot career fair will make the rounds during the first week of October but two things will be missing: the region’s largest private employer and a stop in Kugaaruk.

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Housing construction on track

September 8, 2017 - Nunavut
Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) says 90 new housing units announced last fall are on track for completion by fall 2018.
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Mayor ‘makes it awkward’ in fight against discrimination

September 8, 2017 - Yellowknife

Mayor Mark Heyck wants to make it awkward.

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Rocky democracy better than any dictatorship

September 8, 2017 - NWT

Democracy is the best type of government. Period.

You disagree? What would you rather have? An absolute monarchy? An oligarchy? Perhaps communism is more your style? Or how about no government at all in a libertarian state?

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Stranded Nunavut couple ride out hurricane

September 8, 2017 - Iqaluit

Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean last week and Iqaluit’s Mark and Janet Crowther were in its path.

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Lend Gruben name to new highway

September 8, 2017 - Lli Goline/Norman Wells

All you good people in the Northwest Territories better sit up and pay attention. On Sept. 1, 2017, a major newspaper, The Globe and Mail, gave us a wake-up call regarding the Arctic Ocean and region. We have known for years the Chinese have had their eyes on the Arctic region.

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Nunavut gears up for general election

September 8, 2017 - Nunavut

Elections Nunavut has been hard at work, with the final of five rounds of training completed for 22 returning officers and 31 assistant returning officers across the territory.

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Diversity of activities and opportunities to engage on display at community showcase

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife may offer up a cold, dark and very long winter, yet those who want to get out of the house have a multitude of options.

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Yk woman loses legal-aid appeal for human rights complaint

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

An NWT Supreme Court judge has overturned a decision by an adjudicator and ruled that a physically-challenged Yellowknife woman is not entitled to legal aid.

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Governor General makes last official stop in Yellowknife

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

Janet Diveky said she was humbled by receiving a Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at city hall on Wednesday.

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What’s in a name?

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

I think we need some guidelines, rules, regulations and possibly even laws when it comes to name changes.

Whether it is changing the names of people, places, geographic features or government departments.

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City goes five days without development officers

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

For five days at the end of August, there were no development officers employed by the city of Yellowknife.

Nalini Naidoo, director of planning and development for the city, said the gap was caused by changes in staffing, with new employees coming on board Sept. 5.

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Chief Ernest Betsina wins Ndilo election with more than 50 per cent of votes

September 7, 2017 - Ndilo

Ernest Betsina says he has proven himself a capable chief and the support he received in Wednesday’s election proved that.  

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Nobody wins when the media is excluded from covering candidates before an election

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

Love it or loathe it, the media plays an important role in democracy: it keeps citizens informed, holds organizations accountable and shines a little light in the darkness.

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Finance minister to review liquor laws after complaints from bar owners

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

 

Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne says it’s about time the NWT Liquor Licensing Board bellied up to the bar to explain itself.

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Samuel Schofield named to Swift Current Broncos protected list

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

It’s likely the only reason Samuel Schofield isn’t playing in the Western Hockey League this season is because he’s just 15 years old.

In any case, Schofield must have made quite the impression on the Swift Current Broncos, because the team named him to its 50-player protected list in the final days of August. His listing means no other WHL team can make contact with him this season.

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If all goes according to plan, the future could be one year from now

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

The 2017-2018 Western Hockey League season will kick off with no one from Yellowknife on a starting roster. Not a huge surprise.

It would have been nice if Connor Fleming had cracked the Prince Albert Raiders roster but making a WHL team as a 16-year-old is a tough feat. Very few players that young get to put on a uniform and if they do, it’s because they’re Connor McDavid good.

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East Three athletes gear up

September 6, 2017 - Inuvik
Colin Pybus, phys-ed teacher at East Three Secondary, said the school hopes to build on its success in volleyball this year. Last season, the junior girls and senior boys both took home banners at the territorial Spike It! tournament. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

East Three Secondary is on the defensive this year as it looks to protect its position as junior girls’ and senior boys’ volleyball champions.

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Miss Teen NWT rises to top

September 6, 2017 - Inuvik

Before Savannah Elias-Beaulieu competed in the Miss Teen Canada Globe pageant in Toronto last month, she remembers thinking she lived too far north to even enter her name.

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Celebrations await Canada C3 guests in Tuk

September 6, 2017 - Beaufort Delta

Tuktoyaktuk – Passengers travelling aboard the Canada C3 ship, which is currently making its way around the country’s three coasts, can expect quite the welcome when they arrive at the shores of Tuktoyaktuk on Sept. 9.

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Geographic challenges shouldn’t stifle ambition

September 6, 2017 - Inuvik

It’s likely no surprise to residents of Inuvik that living in the far North can feel isolating at times.

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Feds fund gas feasibility study

September 6, 2017 - Inuvik

The federal government is investing $467,200 in a feasibility study that will determine the possibility of natural gas development along the soon-to-open Inuvik-Tuk highway, according to a news release from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor).

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From life in Florida to life in the Arctic

September 6, 2017 - Inuvik
Former Inuvik-turned-Aklavik residents Pam and Larry Noland were sworn in as Canadian citizens during a ceremony at the legislative assembly in Yellowknife on Aug. 21. Emelie Peacock/NNSL photo

A former Inuvik couple from Jacksonville, Florida officially became Canadians last month, nearly 11 years to the day they moved to the community.

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What’s in a name?

September 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

I think we need some guidelines, rules, regulations and possibly even laws when it comes to name changes.

Whether it is changing the names of people, places, geographic features or government departments.

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Huculak postpones retirement…again

September 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

Metro Huculak had planned to retire as superintendent of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (Yk1) in 2013.

Then he postponed retirement, supposedly for just one more year, but that turned into another year and then yet another year.

Now he has returned to lead the NWT’s largest school board for 2017-18 and said at this point he is not at all certain exactly when he will step down for good.

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No plans to change the name of Sir John Franklin School

September 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

There are no plans to change the name of Sir John Franklin High School or any other schools under the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (Yk1) umbrella.

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Sing Pop Yk makes noise

September 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

Sing Pop Yk is bringing choir back – starting with Justin Timberlake.

At the first Sing Pop Yk get together over the summer, organizers were expecting 25 people. They got 60. The informal choir meets up again this week, the first of four fall sessions planned.
photo courtesy of Jason Doiron
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Businesses flush bathroom plan

September 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go, but choices are limited downtown.

Melissa Savoie, owner of Vintage & Vogue, said she didn’t apply for the bathroom incentive program that would have given her $500 from the city to open her bathroom to the public.
Jessica Davey-Quantick/NNSL photo
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Legal advocacy group regains charitable status

September 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

It is full steam ahead for the NWT’s John Howard Society now that the accounting books are back in order and the organization has regained its charitable status.

The society’s local president Rick Alexander said the change took months of hard work dealing with accumulated issues with Revenue Canada.

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September 5, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᒍᕇᑦ 9-ᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓐᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Susan Aglukark returns to Yk

September 5, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

 

Susan Aglukark, a legend in Canadian music and a passionate supporter of Inuit communities, will share her voice with Yellowknife this weekend.

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Project potluck kicks off in Yellowknife

September 5, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

One by one they showed up to a sunny Somba K’e Civic Plaza Sunday, armed with watermelon, salads, brownies, pizza and red-and-white checkered picnic blankets.

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