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Explosives team flown to Fort Smith after blasting caps found

August 23, 2018 - Fort Smith

A moving day for one Fort Smith homeowner ended with a bang.

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EDITORIAL: What’s the big emergency?

August 23, 2018 - Hay River

We said it before – and will probably have to say it again sometime in the future – but we will never understand why more people don’t show up to important public meetings.

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Ranger Ookookoo Quaraq has been protecting the land for 54 years

August 23, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Ookookoo Quaraq has never tired of search and rescue training exercises and teaching younger Rangers how to build iglus so they can survive on the land.

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LETTER: Iqaluit to host public meeting on polar co-management draft

August 23, 2018 - Kivalliq

From: Jason Akearok,

Executive director, NWMB

Dear editor,

Thank you for your article, dated Aug. 8, entitled Arviat polar bear slaughter sparks debate. We appreciate the relationship we have with journalists and thank you for sharing stories about wildlife.

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Children First Society celebrates five years in operation

August 23, 2018 - Inuvik

Sharon Awichen and Lydia O’Connor have what some might say are the toughest jobs at Children First Society (CFS), but they’ve been working at the childcare centre since it opened on August 6, 2013.

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COLUMN: No increase in police – no answer to problem

August 23, 2018 - Kivalliq

Talk of reinstating a curfew in a number of Kivalliq communities has picked up steam lately due to the increase in vehicle thefts and senseless acts of vandalism across our region.

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Bringing home the beluga

August 23, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Hunters in pursuit of beluga boated to Southampton Island in early August and most got what they were looking for, according to Mayor Timoon Toonoo.

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Hay River Fall Fair returning

August 23, 2018 - Hay River

After an absence of several years, the Hay River Fall Fair is returning.

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Coral Harbour takes Calm Air Cup

August 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

In a wild game that saw both a monumental blunder and the breaking of one of competitive ball’s oldest never-do-that rules in extra innings, the Salliq Invaders (Coral Harbour) scored a pair of runs in their final at bat to defeat Rankin Inlet’s Kativik squad 15-14 and claim the 2018 Calm Air Cup mixed slo-pitch championship.

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Norman Yakeleya elected Dene national chief

August 22, 2018 - Hay River

Norman Yakelaya is the Dene Nation’s new national chief, but he’s not in any way new to the political scene in the NWT.

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Victims identified in fatal plane crash near Fort Simpson

August 22, 2018 - Fort Simpson

The identities of three tourists killed when the Cessna 206 airplane they were in crashed at Little Doctor Lake last week have been released.

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Committee talks Emergency Management Act in Hay River

August 22, 2018 - Hay River

Just two members of the public – both representing the Town of Hay River – showed up at an Aug. 13 public meeting in Hay River on proposed territorial legislation on emergency management.

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Jimmy Rankin to perform in Hay River

August 22, 2018 - Hay River

Jimmy Rankin – a Celtic and country music star in Canada – will perform in Hay River this fall.

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Police arrest rifle-wielding Cape Dorset man following confrontation

August 22, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset RCMP have arrested a man who was allegedly brandishing a rifle near the airport on Aug. 21.

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Plaque unveiled at Hay River Missions National Historic Site

August 22, 2018 - Hay River

A new plaque describing the historical significance of the Hay River Missions site on the Hay River Reserve was unveiled on Aug. 15.

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Butt pickers unite!

August 22, 2018 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

Butt picking is a desirable activity in Hall Beach, at least when it rids the community of cigarette remnants.

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Feds deliver funding for entrepreneurs and education

August 22, 2018 - Iqaluit

Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi, in Iqaluit for a federal, provincial and territorial Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference, also made two separate funding announcements on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for CanNor Navdeep Bains.

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Sajjan raises flag, bestows honours

August 22, 2018 - Ikpiarjuk/Arctic Bay

Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan dropped in on Arctic Bay the morning of Aug. 15.

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Windstorm rips off steel siding from Yk downtown highrise

August 22, 2018

Sheets of steel siding were pulled from the side of the Bellanca Building office tower in downtown Yellowknife during a violent windstorm overnight.

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Summer day camp a hit in Chesterfield Inlet

August 22, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

The summer day camp held at Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet went over well with both kids and parents alike.

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‘I just don’t think that’s right’: frustration mounts over street-side bike sale

August 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

Hay River seniors’ building battles bedbugs

August 22, 2018 - Hay River

Riverview Lodge – an apartment building for seniors – is scheduled to be emptied of residents for up to two days this week while it is fumigated for an infestation of bedbugs.

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Rankin businessman honoured by scholarship

August 22, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The man whose name it bears was honoured by the Atuqtuarvik Corp.’s announcement of the creation of the John Hickes Business Scholarship in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Lotto luck strikes twice

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two city lottery players bagged nearly $71,000 in separate recent wins.

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An adventure camp with a twist

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

A camp has set up in the city and it’s putting the kids in charge.

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Pilot program promotes learning

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Michael Hugall

A new alternative learning program is aiming to get kids out of the classroom.

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Hockey player chases her dreams south

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s about that time – students get ready to head back to university or leave home for the first time to attend their chosen institution of higher learning.

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Indigenous leaders divided on new holiday date

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Local Indigenous leaders are welcoming an announcement this week from the federal government that creates a new statutory holiday to recognize residential school survivors.

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Sowing seeds of growth for nursery

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife businessman is upset that his company is not considered part of the manufacturing sector despite his efforts to become designated.

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Is summer over already?

August 21, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

HALLOKKUGUT IKALUKTUUTIAMIT. NAMAINAKTUGUT. ANUGAINNAK NIPALUINNAKHUNILU. ILIHAKTUT NUTAKKAT UTIKMIYUT. NAGUYUK. INUIN KAYAKTULIKTUT AHIAMUN. TUKTUHIUKTUT QUANAA. IKALUKHIUKTUTLU AUDLAKHIMAYUT TUNIYUKHAT IKALUKAKVIKMUN. TINGMIANNUAK KYAKATTAKTUK ALIANAK TAUTUGIAMI. UMIAN TIKIKATTAKNIAKMIYUT. IILAA INUIN NAMAINNAKTUT. NAMAKLUHI. TAPKUAT AANNIAKTUT NAGUHITYAVUT. IHUMALUKPAALAAKHIMAITTUMIK. NAMAKLUHI. AKHUKPAKLUHILU ILAIYAKHIMAYUT. PIKPAGIYAUYUHI.

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