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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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Teacher shortage could delay school year in six communities

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Classes could start later than expected for some students in six communities due to teacher shortages.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Show and shine set for unique vehicles

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

The first-annual Wally Schumann Sr. Memorial Show & Shine will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18.

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Shipping companies blame extensive ice, Coast Guard for sealift delays

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Impassable sea ice in some Nunavut waters coupled with too few Coast Guard ships has led to sealift delays of up to three weeks this year, according to the heads of sealift companies serving Nunavut.

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Filmmaker visits Friendship Centre

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

A nationally-known filmmaker brought her creative knowledge to Hay River last week.

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COLUMN: Until we meet again

August 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

During my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to know two of Canada’s most noteworthy independent newspaper publishers – Jack (Sig) Sigvaldason of Northern News Services Ltd. fame and Jim MacNeill of the infamous Eastern Graphic of Eastern Prince Edward Island.

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World record holder runs for peace in Inuvik, around the world

August 17, 2018 - Inuvik

Suresh Joachim has broken more than 60 Guinness World Records in the last 20 years.

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Hay River slo-pitch tournament another hit

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

Once again this year, the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in Hay River proved to be a big draw for teams from the NWT and northern Alberta.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: The North wouldn’t be the same without Sig

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

I would like to start this week’s column with a tribute to Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. He started this newspaper in 1972 on his kitchen table, after he had been fired from the News of the North. Not only did Yellowknifer grow and succeed but in a few years he even bought out News of the North.

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NWT youth cannabis use among the highest rates in country, says StatsCan

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Local youth have a higher likelihood of smoking pot on a regular basis than most of the country, states a new Statistics Canada report shows.

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Arctic Inspiration Prize promoted at conference

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

As a boy in Aklavik, George Koe got into a lot of trouble.

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Darrell Koch wins Mediocre Golf Association event with record score

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you think of the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association, you don’t really think of scores that would rival a regular tournament score.

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Private event pushes public from downtown park

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Concerns have been raised over the use of public parks after a private function took over a large portion of Somba K’e Civic Plaza, a popular public space last week.

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EDITORIAL: Make our history shine

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Con. Giant. Discovery. Ptarmigan. Burwash. Tom. Negus.

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SPORTS TALK: Golf – a serious and fun sport at the same time, especially in Yk

August 17, 2018

Once upon a time, someone told me that golf was a place where big-money deals were made.

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Dangers of pot usage to be addressed by driving schools

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

As law enforcement and educators in Yellowknife prepare for the legalization of marijuana this fall, another institution in the city is quietly shifting gears to address new realities for young people and impairment behind the wheel: driving schools.

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Squash players hit the court

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer is almost over … not that it really began to begin with.

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Local cafe owner wins entrepreneurial award

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Jawah Bernier opened her very first business at 24 and has since watched her cafe Birchwood Coffee Ko grow into a community and a labour of love.

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LETTER: Diamond mine party’s optics poor

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Nancy Vail

Yellowknife

Dear editor,

On the evening of Aug. 9, representatives from the Ekati Diamond Mine – with members of the NWT legislative assembly in attendance – organized a ‘celebration’ in Somba K’e plaza to mark the mine’s 20th year anniversary.

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NEWS IN BRIEF: YK Win Your Space finalists announced

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

 

Five entrepreneurs looking to take their budding businesses to the next level have advanced to the final stage of the City’s YK Win Your Space competition.

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A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife didn’t have a team at any of the three host venues for this year’s Slo-Pitch National Canadian Championships but there were players on teams from outside the city.

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Rankin slo-pitch competitive on national stage

August 17, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Team New Era of Rankin Inlet showed Nunavut can be quite competitive on the national stage with a strong showing at the annual SPN National Slo-Pitch Championship at St. John’s, N.L., from Aug. 2-6.

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Inuvik Native Band chief resigns

August 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik Native Band chief Lawrence Neyando resigned August 3.

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NACC prepares for diverse, experimental season

August 16, 2018

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is preparing for a “diverse” season of diverse arts and cultural performances across the NWT, says NACC artistic director Marie Coderre.

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Yk council mulls changes to pay

August 16, 2018

As changes to CRA taxation rules on municipal officials loom, councillors say the incoming council should not be forced to vote on their own wages.

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