GNWT to re-examine rehab followup

December 17, 2017 - NWT

The territorial health minister joined several MLAs for a tour of the addictions facilities with which the GNWT is partnered, to get a better understanding of what NWT residents experience going south for addictions treatment and what they need when they come back home.

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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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Council votes to ban running dogs along cars

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

Council voted on Monday evening to prohibit running dogs alongside cars within city limits.

With the exception of Coun. Niels Konge, the vote was unanimous to direct administration to add this provision to the dog bylaw.

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Canadian passports add third gender option

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

Canadians can now choose to have their sex identified as X on their passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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Beer fight overflows with support

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

Fletcher Stevens is hoping requests from more Yellowknife businesses will push the NWT Liquor Licensing Board to reverse its decision blocking his brewery from privately handling distribution.

Jessica Davey-Quantick/NNSL photo
Brewer Daniel Campbell, left, surveys his keg-filled domain with Fletcher Stevens co-owner of NWT Brewing Company and the Woodyard Brewhouse & Eatery. Stevens would like to sell those kegs directly to Yellowknife businesses, but the NWT Liquor Licensing Board isn’t having it.

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Ndilo chief hopefuls speak with Yellowknifer

August 31, 2017 - Ndilo

Ahead of the Sept. 6 election for chief in the Yellowknives Dene First Nation community of Ndilo, Yellowknifer caught up with the three candidates Alex Beaulieu, Ernest Betsina and Shirley Tsetta. They spoke of the Ndilo housing shortage, how to engage elders and youth and how to move forward on the Akaitcho land-claim negotiations.

The interviews have been edited for brevity.

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MLA spared testifying at criminal trial

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife MLA was spared testifying at a criminal trial when the accused pleaded guilty immediately before the trial was set to begin.

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RCMP search for missing man in Yellowknife

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing man. According to the Mounties, Timothy MacDonald, 54, has not been seen or heard from for more than a week.

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Fortress Fed vs. Senator Nick

August 31, 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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Conservative leader makes first-ever visit to North

August 31, 2017

The leader of the Conservative Party of Canada says it is too early to start thinking about who will be his party’s NWT candidate in the next federal election.

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Inuit knowledge and high tech merge on the sea ice

August 31, 2017 - Sanikiluaq

Lisi Kavik is sharing her traditional home with the world via Google Earth.

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Austin Daniels comes close at Lethbridge Hurricanes main camp

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

While Connor Fleming is busy trying to make the roster of the Prince Albert Raiders, there was another young Yellowknife hockey stud who very nearly got his chance to play in the Western Hockey League.

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Grizzly bear killed in Inuvik

August 30, 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.

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Resolution calls for self-government special assembly

August 30, 2017 - Inuvik
Jordan Peterson, vice-president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC), left, and Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, president, are seen at the GTC’s annual general assembly last week. photo courtesy of GTC/Tony Devlin

A resolution calling for a special assembly on self-government was passed at last week’s Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) annual general assembly in Fort McPherson.

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Tourism workshops draw crowds

August 30, 2017 - Inuvik
Bryce March from Whitehorse picks through porcupine quills during a workshop at the visitor centre on Aug. 21, while Astrid Sidaway-Wolf, also from Whitehorse, prepares her thread. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

A summer workshop series designed to teach visitors about life and culture in the North saw a jump in participants this year – so much so that organizers had to turn some people away.

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Anthropologist studying Mackenzie Delta

August 30, 2017 - Beaufort Delta

Aklavik – A German anthropologist is in Aklavik studying how people live and deal with changes in the Mackenzie Delta.

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East Three expecting at least 38 JK students

August 30, 2017 - Inuvik
Davonna Kasook, left, reads a Dr. Seuss book to Marlo Jenks, Rachel Blakeston, Becca Blakeston, Wally Wright, Rudy Wright, Hudson Woodcock and Amel Younis at the Children First Centre on Aug. 23. It has yet to be seen what the full impact of junior kindergarten will be on the centre once school starts again on Sept. 5. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

East Three Elementary School expects to welcome at least 38 junior kindergarten students when a fresh school year begins Tuesday.

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Studying highway resources could bring economic boost

August 30, 2017 - Inuvik

When the United States and Canada announced a joint, five-year moratorium on off-shore oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters last December, the countries’ leaders hailed it as a move toward a “strong,” “viable” Arctic economy and ecosystem.

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Dog park proponent worries cause is dwindling

August 30, 2017 - Inuvik
Amy Badgley worries her push for a dog park to be created in Inuvik will be forgotten if she can’t find someone else to lead the charge at town council meetings while she’s away at school this year. She said a park would ensure dogs like hers, named Malibu, can run around in a safe place without the risk they’ll run away. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

A young woman who wants a dog park created in Inuvik worries her cause will be forgotten if she can’t find someone to push the idea forward when she heads back to university this fall.

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What’s in those rocks?

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

City pumps $78,000 into safe ride

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

City council voted to top up funding for a program the RCMP is praising for relieving pressure on the city’s emergency-response system.

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Media kicked out of Ndilo chiefs’ forum

August 30, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

More than 50 Yellowknives Dene First Nation members came to hear three Ndilo chief candidates speak Thursday ahead of a Sept. 6 election.

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‘Very sharp increase’ in number of gonorrhea cases has chief health officer worried

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

A gonorrhea epidemic is here and it might not be treatable.

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GNWT has created a monster

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

You are your newsfeed

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

Fire Prevention Blue Jays capture Yk Fastball League championship

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

Mother Nature sure has a way of screwing things up.

Such as ensuring the 2017 Yk Fastball League season went one more day than expected.

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Yellowknife Golf Club Championships crown five new winners for 2017

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

Five of the city’s golfers can officially call themselves better than anyone else at the Yellowknife Golf Club.

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Girls get their turn as Hockey NWT hosts annual Female Jamboree

August 30, 2017 - Yellowknife

The boys had their chance to impress on the ice earlier this month, so it was only fair that the girls would get their own shot.

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Flying high in Costa Rica

August 29, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven’s Gibson Porter has many wonderful memories of his summer travel to Costa Rica, and zip-lining is chief among them.

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Old shipping container becomes chicken coop

August 29, 2017 - Inuvik

A handful of feathered residents may have a new home for themselves at the Inuvik Community Greenhouse next year.

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New Pond Inlet research facility joins Arctic network

August 28, 2017 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Catherine McKenna announced the opening of a new research facility while in Pond Inlet to celebrate the final boundaries of the Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) national marine conservation area.

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Owner says tickets for draw in-store promotion, not raffle

August 28, 2017 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit residents are up in arms this month over what appears to be an unlicensed raffle.

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Meeting the challenge

August 28, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

The community of Rankin Inlet and supporting territorial personnel were given passing grades for how they handled a mock emergency scenario put on by Operation Nanook earlier this month.

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Living, breathing, sleeping yoga

August 28, 2017 - Hay River

Hay River now has four women trained as yoga instructors and willing to pass on the secrets of the ancient physical and spiritual practice to others in the community.

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Waiting at home, hopefully

August 28, 2017 - Hay River

A Hay River woman, who was possibly facing years in Edmonton awaiting a double-lung transplant, may be able to stay at home, after all.

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Vying for the AWG

August 28, 2017 - Coral Harbour

Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet and Naujaat had 16 participants among the 39 athletes from nine Nunavut communities which took part in the Arctic sports territorial trials in Coral Harbour Aug. 18-20 . The trials were the beginning of team building for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG).

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No work expected this year to improve safety of pedestrian walkway on Super A service road

August 28, 2017 - Hay River

Although the existing pedestrian walkway on the Super A service road was called dangerous last year by some members of town council, it appears no work will be done this summer to correct the situation.

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Editorial: Fishing for connections

August 28, 2017 - Hay River

We couldn’t decide between the two topics we had in mind for this week’s editorial.

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Nunavut teachers head to Belize

August 28, 2017 - Naujaat

This summer, Lloyd Francis discovered that everyone, regardless of continent, loves Inuit games. The Grade nine teacher at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat had a unique experience with a group of students in the small village of Maya Center in Belize, South America.

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Down the home stretch of 2017

August 28, 2017 - Kivalliq

Well, valued readers, I’m back in Rankin Inlet and only a stone’s throw away from starting my 20th year at the helm of Kivalliq News.

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Licence for new Chase the Ace expected to be issued soon

August 28, 2017 - Hay River

A process has begun that will soon see a licence issued for the second Chase the Ace lottery in Hay River.

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Paddles dip in Chester

August 28, 2017 - Chesterfield Inlet

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) took to the waters as part of the school’s annual kayaking program in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month.

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