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Poverty needs government help: poll

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Poverty is a result of circumstance, rather than a lack of a person’s personal effort. In addition, “unacceptable” increasing income disparities must be addressed through a national program, stated a majority of Canadians in an Angus Reid Institute poll on poverty released this month.

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Correction

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

An error was made in Wednesday’s Yellowknifer article Meet your trustees. Steven Voytilla has been with the Yelloknife Catholic Schools board since 2013. A mistake also appeared in Wednesday’s story School boards hire teachers. Projected enrolment in Yellowknife Catholic Schools is 1,418 students for 2018-19. Yellowknifer apologies for the errors and any confusion or embarrassment they may have caused.

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Ecole Allain St. Cyr raising funds for gym and community theatre

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

The francophone school board is raising funds to upgrade the gymnasium at Ecole Allain St. Cyr into a fully-equipped performance space for Yellowknife’s french-speaking community.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Back to school a tough lesson in spending

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

The lazy days of summer are coming to end. I’ve had a wonderful summer full of adventures with my three daughters – we spent a month in Yellowknife – and we have returned to our home in Lloydminster, Alta. Our school start date is Sept. 4 and this year I’m preparing for a child in kindergarten, Grade 2, and Grade 4.

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Hockey teams set for Red Deer

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s going to be a tough go of it for the NWT at the Canada Winter Games when it comes to hockey but there’s no question the territory will be sending its absolute best.

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Yellowknife named third-most Instagram-worthy place in Canada

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife hosts of a hotbed of awe-inspiring photo opportunities waiting to be captured with a click of a camera, and social media users elsewhere are captivated.

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Replica maker sets up workshop in Yk

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

Don Gardner spends most of his days creating replica canoes and items for museums, but is soon opening up shop in Old Town to offer work shopping space for youth to build replicas of canoes and traditional flint and bone tools.

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Cannabis and driving: a high price to pay

August 21, 2018

A drug long vilified by lawmakers finally becomes legal on Oct. 17, in reasonable quantities, at least.

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‘I don’t want him to issue another flashing ‘Purple Alert’ or something’: federal minister to premier

August 21, 2018

The “Red Alert” Premier Bob McLeod issued late last year was downgraded this week after the new federal minister responsible for northern development dropped into the legislative assembly.

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Three elders honoured for lifetime devoted to performing arts

August 21, 2018 - Nunavut

At a public gathering the evening of Aug. 9, three elders received lifetime achievement awards from the Qaggiavuut Society for their outstanding contributions to the Nunavut performing arts.

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Gjoa Haven elder recalls learning her first pisiq

August 21, 2018 - Iqaluit

Miriam Aglukark learned the traditional song she brought to the pisiit course offered by Qaggiavuut at the request of elder Martha Qammukkaaq.

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Pisiit course teaches Inuit performers ancient language of songs

August 21, 2018 - Nunavut

Seven elders, each with a pisiq they carry within them, arrived in Iqaluit in early August to teach 32 students some of what they know about these songs of healing, hardship and journeys.

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Improving health through Inuit tradition

August 21, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Elder Gamailie Kilukishak says he remembers when Inuit culture and principles were the only way of life, when physical and mental health flourished as a result.

“We could use traditional ways of dealing with mental health and wellbeing in Nunavut,” Kilukishak says through interpreter Christine Ootova. “We used to counsel our people. There used to be an (Inuk) counsellor in our community… We survived on the land and so our health and wellbeing is always first priority.”

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The names and faces keep coming through Project Naming

August 20, 2018 - Nunavut/Ottawa

Morley Hanson has witnessed the connections Project Naming can make.

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Plane was landing when fatal crash occurred, says aircraft owner

August 20, 2018 - Fort Simpson

The Cessna 206 airplane involved in Thursday’s fatal accident that claimed the lives of three tourists was landing when it crashed near Nahanni National Park Reserve, says Ted Grant, owner of the flightseeing aircraft company Simpson Air.

Five people were on board the plane when it went down at Little Doctor Lake just after 6:30 p.m. Three tourists – two people from Saskatchewan and another from Alberta – were killed in the crash. A female pilot and a female passenger survived. The two women were uninjured in the crash.

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UPDATED: Missing woman found safe: Yellowknife RCMP

August 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Raven Decoine-Wood, a 23-year-old woman reported missing on Aug. 16, has been located safe, stated Yellowknife RCMP in a news release Monday morning.

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Savikataaq makes cabinet changes

August 20, 2018 - Iqaluit

Premier Joe Savikataaq announced cabinet changes Monday morning affecting four ministers. 

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Researchers bring caribou knowledge together

August 19, 2018 - NWT

Researchers are developing a tool to help regulators gain a clearer picture on how a given development project might affect caribou.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Election coming up in Simpson

August 19, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

Four people are vying for chief and 15 are vying for eight spots on Liidlii Kue First Nation council in an election slated for Aug. 28.

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UPDATED: Deh Cho region crash victims from Alberta & Saskatchewan

August 19, 2018

The passengers of the fatal float plane crash in Little Doctor Lake on Thursday were tourists from Alberta and Saskatchewan, according to the airplane’s owner Simpson Air.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Enlightenment the hard way

August 19, 2018 - NWT

Being a child of the 60’s I’ve seen a lot of changes. One thing for sure, nothing stays the same.

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SPORTS TALK: I love sports – and Sig did as well

August 19, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’ve often told anyone who will listen that I love my job. I write about sports and get paid to do it. How bad can my life be?

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Boot Lake Trail vandalism unacceptable

August 18, 2018 - Inuvik

I use Inuvik’s Boot Lake Trail almost every day.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Sister Agnes Sutherland dead at 92

August 18, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Sister Agnes Sutherland, a longtime Fort Smith resident and a member of the order of the Grey Nuns, died Aug. 10 at 92 years of age.

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Twice is nice for Fort Smith in slo-pitch

August 18, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

They came, they saw and, once again, they conquered.

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EDITORIAL: Det’on Cho carves path to prosperity

August 18, 2018 - NWT

There are dozens of Indigenous-owned businesses across the NWT, ranging in size and scope. Some have a handful of employees and could be a travel agency, law office or painting company. Others could be mid-to large-sized concerns, in the fields of transportation or communications. Some are run by the investment arms of Indigenous governments, either alone of in a partnership.

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Accused in Fort Smith homicide makes first court appearance

August 18, 2018 - NWT

Wilfred Abraham, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 48-year-old Fort Smith man, made a brief appearance in a Yellowknife courtroom Thursday.

Wearing a hoodie that hid his face, Abraham, 54, entered the courtroom in handcuffs.

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Northerners caught in middle of wireless battle

August 18, 2018 - Lli Goline/Norman Wells

Amid an ongoing dispute between two cellphone service providers, one Northerner says he’s had enough.

Kyle Newhook said he has been without cellphone service for weeks. He said it’s caused him to miss important work-related phone calls.

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Edehzhie getting protected status

August 18, 2018 - Deh Cho

This fall, the Dehcho First Nations intends to sign an agreement with the federal government to establish Edehzhie, a 14, 249 square kilometre area of forest and wetland, as the first Dehcho Protected Area.

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No way out: Silence, secrecy and underfunding hamper women’s safety

August 18, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut has the highest incidence of intimate partner violence compared to any other jurisdiction in the country.

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