Tourism in Nunavut underdeveloped

July 21, 2018 - Nunavut

Cultural tourism continues to be a rising trend in the industry, and it’s a good time for Nunavummiut to get on board.

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Jordan Takkiruq’s eventful summer

July 21, 2018 - Sackville, N.B.

“All days are full.”

That’s how Gjoa Haven’s Jordan Takkiruq described his eventful stay at SHAD, a month-long entrepreneurial program that took him to the Mount Allison University campus in Sackville, N.B. in June.

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EDITORIAL: Driving up the cost of living

July 21, 2018 - NWT

Climate change is a serious problem, but skepticism abounds over carbon taxes as a solution.

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SPORTS TALK: Farewell to the Razor – someone who was his own man

July 21, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’m going to start with something that’s been burning my biscuits ever since I read it.

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Man struck by ambulance outside of Stanton Territorial Hospital

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man was treated for non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a City of Yellowknife ambulance Friday afternoon.

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Three taken to hospital after helicopter makes forced landing south of Norman Wells

July 20, 2018 - Norman Wells

Three people have been taken to hospital after a helicopter made a forced landing in the Mackenzie Mountains south of Norman Wells.

On Thursday at approximately 11:30 a.m., police received a report that a Sahtu Helicopter Bell 407 had “gone down” in the mountains near mile 110 Canol Trail, stated a news release Friday afternoon.

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Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory finds the light in performance

July 20, 2018 - Iqaluit

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory’s given name was preordained and, it should come as no surprise, it embodies artistry.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Fort Smith remembers landslide

July 20, 2018 - Hay River

Thebacha/Fort Smith

The Town of Fort Smith will mark exactly 50 years since the 1968 landslide with a special commemoration on Aug. 9. The ceremony will take place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and all are welcome.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Softball tournament in Baker

July 20, 2018 - Kivalliq

Baker Lake

The community of Baker Lake is hoping to host a U-18 co-ed softball tournament on the August 10 weekend.

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Hay River hockey phenom to play for Olds, Alta.

July 20, 2018 - Hay River

This fall, a Hay River hockey player will lace up her skates in a college arena.

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Hay River farmers’ market pesto recalled over botulism risk

July 20, 2018 - Hay River

The territory’s chief public health officer is warning anyone who bought ready-to-eat pesto from Riverside Growers NT not to eat it because it carries a risk of botulism.

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Team England wins Rankin Inlet World Cup

July 20, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

England may have lost to Croatia at the World Cup in Russia last week but in Rankin Inlet’s first ever mens futsal tournament, it was the three lions who were crowned champions.

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Controversy over Nunavut land use plan continues

July 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Federal, territorial and Inuit officials have applied pressure on the embattled Nunavut Planning Commission to rewrite the 2016 draft Nunavut-wide land-use plan, via a letter dated June 21, effectively halting the hearing process with two regions left to go.

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Yellowknife’s best kept caffeine secret

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s rarely open and when it is, it’s hard to get to but when it’s open Mario’s Marvelous Movie Emporium is one of Yellowknife’s best kept secrets.

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Zach Zorn takes the next step

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of Yellowknife’s young hockey guns is off to play post-secondary hockey next season and he’s hoping to use it as a platform to bigger and better things.

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No occupant for shuttered visitors centre building

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Repairs to the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Centre won’t necessarily spell a return of visitors services to the building, which shut its doors in 2017, in need of tender loving care to remain safely open to the public, say officials.

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Personal bests all around for track athletes

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s easy to forget that softball, tennis and golf aren’t the only outdoor sports happening right now involving Yellowknife’s best athletes.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Shrooms popping up all over

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It might be too early to officially declare this year “The year of the Shrooms” but it is certainly shaping up to be that way.

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COLUMN: Is the media being used by unions?

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Boy, things looked mighty grim in May for some workers at the Ekati Diamond Mine.

Named after the Tlicho word meaning “fat lake,” the owners of the holes in the ground east of Yellowknife appeared to be in the process of slimming down the workforce. But not any workforce, the spin given to this tale was steeped in union-busting rhetoric.

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Tennis gets a glimpse of the future

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

No time like the present to see what you have coming down the hatch in terms of the future when it comes to tennis.

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LOOKING BACK: Plane cuts Con’s power

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Candace A. McQuatt

40 years ago

Curry Construction was digging away on the old Capitol Theatre site where Bellanca Developments was developing the Scotia Centre Building.

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LETTER: Why board games are so awesome

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Harry Jacobs
Yellowknife

Dear editor,
In this day and age of technology, board games offer a refreshing respite from staring at our phones and texting each other from across the room.

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EDITORIAL: Adrift without tech is no way to go

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife boaters enjoy myriad lakes and vast expanses of shoreline to explore.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Street outreach program marks one year

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Since starting operations in July 2017, the Yellowknife Street Outreach team has provided 11,512 rides to 768 unique individuals (as of June 30, 2018).

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Corrections

July 19, 2018

Incorrect information appeared in Wednesday’s edition (“Festival will feature a geographic balance”). The 38th edition of Folk on the Rocks features an even split between performers from the north and south. Meanwhile, inaccurate information on contact methods was provided to Yellowknifer for a story in the July 11 edition. Anyone in trouble on the water should contact RCMP directly. Yellowknifer apologizes for the errors and any confusion or embarrassment they may have caused.

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No occupant on horizion for shuttered visitors centre building

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Repairs to the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Centre won’t necessarily spell a return of visitors services to the building, which shut its doors in 2017, in need of tender loving care to remain safely open to the public, say officials.

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Ex-NSCC jailer jailed for drunken face-biting attack on co-worker

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

An ex-North Slave Correctional Complex deputy warden has found himself on the opposite side of the law after receiving jail time for a drunken post-Christmas party bite attack that left his subordinate officer bloodied and bewildered.

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Police searching for missing 39-year-old Norman Wells man

July 19, 2018 - Norman Wells

RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 39-year-old Norman Wells man.

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Yellowknife pop up park winners announced

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Ecology North and the City of Yellowknife have announced the winners of the YK Pop-Up Park competition.

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UPDATE: Hit-and-run truck stolen before hitting Sushi Cafe

July 19, 2018

The white Ford 150 which slammed into the Sushi Café last weekend was stolen  stated a release from RCMP.

The truck collided with the front of the building in the early morning hours on July 15 in an apparent hit-and-run.

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