The bear, the image, and climate change

December 16, 2017 - Nunavut

His images of a dying polar bear – seen by millions around the world – became the emblem of the dire consequences of climate warming, and though that wasn’t his intent, Paul Nicklen is happy his work is causing a stir.

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Honour and exercise

September 4, 2017 - Naujaat

The month of August was a busy, constructive and sentimental one for members of the Canadian Rangers Naujaat Patrol Group.

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Whale of a trip

September 4, 2017 - Naujaat

A Grade 9 student at Tuugaalik High School rocked the Naujaat community this past month. William Shimout, 14, was with his classmates on the annual outing to start the new year at Tuugaalik High School when he successfully landed a beluga whale.

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Lights On wins award

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

The Lights On program of Hay River was named one of two winners of the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from the South Slave Divisional Education Council on Aug. 25.

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Sunday Music Club to begin

September 4, 2017

The Kole Crook Fiddle Association is taking registrations for the fall session of its Sunday Music Club.

This season, it is offering fiddle, guitar and keyboard for children and adults.

Classes will start on Sept. 17.

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Walking against suicide

September 4, 2017 - Rankin Inlet/Baker Lake

The fourth Terence Tootoo Suicide Prevention Walk was held in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28.

The participants were scheduled to meet in front of the Tootoo family home at 6 p.m. for a prayer to be said and 15 balloons released into the sky.

The walk would progress from the Tootoo home, around Area 5, and back to their home for juice and snacks.

The annual Suicide Prevention Walk was held in Baker Lake on Aug. 31, with the participants walking from the community to Prince River and back.

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Gazing into the crystal ball

September 4, 2017 - Arviat

Gord Billard is less than four months away from the John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club’s first production of the school year. With the bar set so very high with Romeo and Juliet this past season, the iconic Kivalliq director says he hasn’t a clue what the club’s next production will be.

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Stories about cancer get venue for sharing

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

A young woman is launching a Cancer Sharing Circle for Hay River.

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Time for science

September 4, 2017 - Chesterfield Inlet

Science-loving students from across the Kivalliq will descend into Chesterfield Inlet tomorrow for the Kivalliq Science Educators Community’s annual Science Cultural Camp.

The camp is being held in Chester from Sept. 7-11, with a focus on traditional travel as a Qajaq camp. The students will also learn GPS and first aid while at the science and culture camp.

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Pride and accomplishment

September 4, 2017 - Naujaat

Fifteen Grade 12 graduates earned a unique distinction on Aug. 25. in Naujaat, when their Class of 2017 became the first to graduate at the new Tuugaalik High School.

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Editorial: Criticism and praise

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

As with any municipal government, the Town of Hay River often deserves both criticism and praise.

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Territorial parks closure dates set

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

The 2017 season for territorial parks is coming to a close.

According to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, parks in the South Slave will close Sept. 12.

Territorial parks in the North Slave and the Sahtu will close Sept. 17.

In the Dehcho, Sambaa Deh Territorial Park will close Sept. 17, while the Blackstone and Fort Simpson Territorial Parks will close Oct. 1.

In the Beaufort Delta, three parks closed on Sept. 1 and Happy Valley Territorial Park will close Sept. 11.

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Festival returns

September 4, 2017 - Baker Lake

The third installment of the Festival by the Lake was met with success in Baker Lake from Aug. 25-27.

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Editorial: It’s gotta be the shoes

September 4, 2017 - Kivalliq

There are three things I will not miss should I ever decide to leave Rankin Inlet and Kivalliq News. Those are: the cost of living in Rankin, the ridiculous amounts of money we’re forced to spend on things such as cell and Internet service which don’t deliver a service anywhere near the cost, and the lack of professionalism when trying to deal with the Government of Nunavut (GN) in any meaningful way.

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Cob on the corn

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

A gardener’s accomplishment is drawing attention on social media and prompting questions about climate change.

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Territorial premiers see an opportunity

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

The premiers of Canada’s three Northern territories see the split of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two departments as an opportunity.

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Fisherman’s Wharf to wrap up Sept. 16

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

Fisherman’s Wharf will be wrapping up for the season on Sept. 16.

The outdoor market, which is popular with residents and visitors alike, begins in mid-June and takes place each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the tourism season.

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Creating magic in Chester

September 4, 2017 - Chesterfield Inlet

Students at Victor Sammutok School (VSS) are never asked to pay a price for living in a small community and that includes never missing a sliver of magic when high school graduation rolls around in Chesterfield Inlet.

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That twangy sound

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

People in Hay River now have an opportunity to learn how to play a fun and unique musical instrument – the ukulele.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

A fire-feeding ceremony will take place on the Hay River Reserve this week to pay tribute to family members, friends and community members who lost their lives to suicide.

The ceremony, part of World Suicide Prevention Day, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 at the arbour of K’atlodeeche First Nation.

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200 days and counting

September 4, 2017 - Hay River

The South Slave Arctic Winter Games (AWG) are getting closer, and organizers want to make sure people realize that.

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Northern premiers put on united front

September 4, 2017 - Yellowknife

NWT Premier Bob McLeod has joined forces with his territorial counterparts to to warn the federal government its looming carbon tax is going to have devastating effects on the residents of all three territories.

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Young female reported missing from Yellowknife Friday may have been found

September 2, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Alexis Christian, reported missing by Yellowknife RCMP Friday, may have been found yet no confirmation has been provided by police. 

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Novellas, movies and tours – oh my!

September 2, 2017 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

Richard Van Camp has pitched his tent at the St. Albert Public Library for his four-month writer in residence session.

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ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ 37 ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐹ?

September 1, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ 37 ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᖕᒪᑦ – ᒪᓕᒐᖅ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᖅᓯᔪᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᔾᔪᑏᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓄᑦ – ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᑦ ᑐᖁᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 12-ᒥ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᓱᓕ ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᒋᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᔭᖓ.

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Time to put land to good use

September 1, 2017 - Lli Goline/Norman Wells

Last week I wrote about the weddings in Fort Norman. Here is a photo of the Lennie -Manuel wedding. I love to celebrating weddings. As I mentioned last week, there must be a lot of love in Fort Good Hope. There were three weddings over the weekend of Aug. 17 to 19. People looked so classy!

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Standoff in Kam Lake ends peacefully

September 1, 2017 - Yellowknife

There was some tension Thursday afternoon in Kam Lake as a man barricaded himself inside a trailer and refused to come out for police.

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Allegations fly around Behchoko election

September 1, 2017 - Behchoko

Allegations of drunken voters hardly able to stand, interpreters swaying votes and mismanagement of polling stations has initiated a civil lawsuit, filed by runner-up candidate for Behchoko chief Leon Lafferty.

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ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᑯᒥ

September 1, 2017 - Sanikiluaq

ᓕᓯ ᑲᕕᒃ ᐃᓕᖁᓯᑐᖃᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑦᓯᓇᓱᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ Google Earth.

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Whose Slave Are We?

September 1, 2017 - Radilih Koe'/Fort Good Hope

Friends, I am heartened to know that at least one person, News/North’s James O’Connor, is actually calling for action on something that should have been done some time ago.

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Editorial: Not guilty does not mean innocent

September 1, 2017 - Nunavut

After more than a year of study, the federal Competition Bureau says First Air and Canadian North did not break the law in its efforts to stop startup airline GoSarvaq from entering the Ottawa-Iqaluit market.

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Will Bill 37 survive?

September 1, 2017 - Nunavut

Many may want to see Bill 37 – An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act – die when in the legislative assembly’s last sitting, which starts Sept. 12. But the premier is not ready to give up.

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The end of INAC

September 1, 2017 - Ottawa

In a move the federal government says is designed to eventually get rid of the Indian Act, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is being replaced by two new departments.

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Modular classrooms arrive in Kugaaruk

September 1, 2017 - Kugaaruk

Modular classrooms arrived in Kugaaruk in late August despite some apprehension as the sealift ship encountered dangerous ice.

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Forty-per-cent boost for Indigenous environmental groups

September 1, 2017 - Sahtu

A $6.2 million funding increase will give a much needed boost to Indigenous environmental organizations which in turn will inject money into the respective communities.

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Safety warning after missing Sachs Harbour hunter returns

September 1, 2017 - Sachs Harbour

RCMP are reminding residents to be prepared when travelling over land or water after a hunter from Sachs Harbour was reported missing Aug. 22.

According to the Mounties, the man travelled out of the community alone on an ATV the previous evening with the intent of returning home the same night.

Carrying a trailer, rifle and a few food supplies, the hunter reportedly became stranded because of fog.

When he did not return to Sachs Harbour, a search and rescue was carried out to find him, RCMP said, but he eventually abandoned his trailer and found his own way home.

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Awards to honour fire safety service

September 1, 2017 - NWT

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is seeking nominations for the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards.

The awards honour individuals and fire departments for contributing to fire safety. Individuals or community fire departments can be nominated by members of the public, fire departments or fire chiefs. The nomination deadline is Sept. 22.

Recipients of the awards will be announced during National Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 8 to 14.

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Legislature to return Sept. 19

September 1, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The second session of the 18th Legislative Assembly is set to reconvene on Sept. 19.

This year is unique since the second session will be prorogued on Oct. 4 and the third session will begin on Oct. 17.

This will give MLAs the opportunity to discuss the outcome of a mid-term review, stated a news release from the Legislative Assembly.

The caucus gathered on Aug. 23 for a three-day retreat in the Inuvik region. MLAs and staff members travelled by boat to Reindeer Station, where they took part in meetings to review potential changes to the GNWT’s 2016-2019 mandate.

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Grizzly bear killed in Inuvik

September 1, 2017 - Inuvik

A grizzly bear was killed earlier this week after being spotted on Stringer Road, according to Norman Snowshoe, Inuvik Region superintendent with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

An officer put the bear down early Monday morning because it stopped responding to efforts to deter it, said Snowshoe.

The department was also investigating a possible wolf sighting as of Aug. 28.

Snowshoe said wolves usually avoid people, but residents should make noise if they see bears, and not surprise the animals.

Two other grizzly bears and a black bear were killed in the Inuvik region this year, while two black bears were captured and relocated.

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All-season road dreams could be reality: minister

September 1, 2017 - Whati

With limited transportation infrastructure in the North, the $400 million reserved for the three territories’ infrastructure projects might bring some NWT all-season road projects closer to reality.

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Editorial: Fortress Fed vs. Senator Nick

September 1, 2017 - NWT

When Sen. Nick Sibbeston approached the Service Canada building in Yellowknife late last month, he expected to receive some service – even if he didn’t have an appointment.

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ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᓕᖅᐳᖅ

August 31, 2017

ᑕᐃᒪ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᐅᑎᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᓚᒥᑯᓗᒡᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᒍᐃᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᐱᕗᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᖓ.
ᐅᒃᐱᕐᓇᖏᒻᒪᕆᒃᐳᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᐊᓂᖕᒪᑕ ᕿᓚᒥᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ. ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᖢᖓᓗ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᒐᓚᒃᐳᖓ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᐊᖏᓕᕋᒪ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓇᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ.

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What’s in those rocks around us?

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

This week I am going to talk about some things that deserve a lot more care, consideration,and respect then they tend to get – rocks and minerals.

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Smoking ban needs careful consideration

August 31, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Last week, city council directed administration to look into options to potentially outlaw smoking on all city properties, including parks.

The city needs to take a deep breath.

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GNWT wants to hear from residents on a made-in-the-north minerals act

August 31, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The participants were few at the first session held to gather input for a made-in-the-North Mineral Resources Act this week.

But those who came had strong opinions on how minerals in the North should be governed.

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Territorial leaders welcome INAC split

August 31, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Indigenous leaders in the NWT are welcoming the federal government’s split of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs portfolio.

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