NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Prizes offered up for hosts with the most

May 19, 2018 - NWT

NWT

The GNWT is giving away $250 to the ten best hosts in the territory.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Duck, Duck, Goose!

May 19, 2018 - Fort Reliance

It has been so exciting here in Reliance the last few days I am having a very hard time forcing myself to sit quietly and write for a bit.

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Sister Celeste reflects on life in Tulita

May 19, 2018 - Tulita

by Lacey Wrigley

Sister Celeste Goulet travelled to Tulita in 1979 planning to stay for one year as an educator, but she never left.

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Inuvik Science Rendezvous incorporates arts and music

May 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s 4th annual Science Rendezvous drew 30 exhibitors from the community and approximately 300 visitors interested in learning about STEM topics – and art.

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Portion of Federal Road receives makeover

May 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

During a season dominated by weathered and ravaged roads, the City of Iqaluit announced Federal Road is receiving a makeover from the RCMP building to the airport.

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Gjoa Haven volleyballers make it three in a row

May 19, 2018 - Uqsuqtuuq/Gjoa Haven

To be the man, you gotta beat the man. So said professional wrestler Ric Flair.

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Filmmaker seeks Inuit treated at Camsell

May 19, 2018 - Edmonton

Dene filmmaker Raymond Yakeleya wants to include Inuit voices in his documentary about Edmonton’s federally-run Charles Camsell Indian Hospital.

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$40 million in federal funding heads to Nunavut

May 19, 2018 - Nunavut

First Air will build a new cargo hangar in the capital thanks to a $12.7 million contribution from the National Trade Corridors Fund. Kugluktuk, Naujaat, Kimmirut, Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet are also getting new airport terminals with $22.5 million from the fund.

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‘Carving was a getaway’: brother of artist found dead remembers the life and work of ‘Ronnie’

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

When Derrald Taylor and his younger brother Ronald carved together – summoning soapstone bears, bison, birds and other shared visions of their childhood in Tuktoyaktuk – the two rarely spoke.

“We forget everything. We just forget everything and we just concentrate. It’s like we were at peace,” Taylor recalled wistfully.

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Eight NWT communities to get faster, cheaper internet

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Eight communities in NWT and one in the Yukon next spring will get faster browsing speeds and see their high internet fees drop 60 per cent next April.

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Inuvik Muslims gear up to celebrate Ramadan with community

May 18, 2018 - Inuvik

North America’s Northernmost mosque will be holding a community feast during the month of Ramadan, which began this week, to celebrate the holy month.  

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AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Grads recognized

May 18, 2018 - Kivalliq

Listed below are the graduates of other Nunavut Arctic College programs in Kivalliq communities outside of Rankin

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EDITORIAL: NHL hockey for the lucky few

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

Forgive us for venturing beyond Hay River’s boundaries for this editorial comment, but we can’t really help it.

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Councillors reflect back and look forward

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Though the municipal election is still five months away, three city councillors have already entered the race.

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Aurora Research Institute helping develop CubeSat

May 18, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik youth will have the chance to take part in an extra-terrestrial project in September.

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Hay River class recognized in Parks Canada contest

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

A Grade 9 class at Diamond Jenness Secondary School has earned an honourable mention in a country-wide contest by Parks Canada.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Community-wide yard sale set in Enterprise

May 18, 2018 - Hay River

Enterprise

Enterprise will host a community-wide yard sale at various locations on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Kivalliq Challenge organizer steps down after five years

May 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Leo (Dali) Kaludjak returned to the winner’s circle by capturing the Senior Division of the Kivalliq Challenge snowmobile races in Rankin Inlet on May 8.

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School boards look for voters

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Both Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) are hoping for higher voter turnout when residents hit the polls for school board elections in October.

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Councillors reflect and look forward

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Though the municipal election is still five months away, three city councillors have already entered the race.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Food trucks rev up for season

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer may be paddling season, mosquito season, camping season and patio season, but during lunchtime in downtown Yellowknife, summer is food truck season.

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Eighth best for Team North

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships are over and done with and there was no difference between the boys and girls squads at this year’s tournament.

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HEALTHY HINTS: Dealing with annoyances without blowing your top

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

We all have things that we find annoying. When you’re in a rush at the grocery store and the person in front of you has a price check.

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Status of Women Council seeks municipal candidates

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Though it’s still early days for Yellowknife’s fall municipal election, if all current female candidates win, the city will fall below UN targets of 30 per cent women’s participation in politics.

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Foster Family Coalition of the NWT gets help from darts

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Steve Payne wanted to help out the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT’s Camp Connections in some way.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Election season is upon us

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Oh Lordy, it is starting again. Politics and politicking at the municipal level. Of course, a cynic might argue that it never really ends, it only takes the occasional siesta.

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EDITORIAL: Future of the city at stake this fall

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

“People have the power” is a song about taking responsibility for what our government does in our name.

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Trustee elections looking for increased voter turnout

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Both Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) are hoping for higher voter turnout when residents hit the polls for school board elections in October.

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Running for office not for the faint of heart

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

So why do people seek public office? Why does someone want to step up and run for school trustee, city councillor or mayor? Or MLA or MP?

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Learning for life drives longest-acting board trustee

May 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

With his grandchildren enrolled in Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) schools, Terry Brookes says he has already been approached by constituents to run for a ninth term.

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