Tax dispute between Metis and GNWT

June 23, 2018 - South Slave

Metis in the NWT shouldn’t have to pay property taxes on cabins in the bush, said Northwest Territory Metis Nation president Garry Bailey, but the GNWT disagrees with the suggestion that these taxes limit Indigenous people’s rights.

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Prince gifts book to Nunavut children

March 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Each child in Nunavut in kindergarten to Grade 3 is about to receive a copy of children’s book Ittuq Pannituurmiuq (The Old Man of Pangnirtung), thanks to Britain’s Prince Charles.

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Yellowknife man charged following assault at downtown residence

March 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 22-year-old man was arrested by Yellowknife RCMP late Friday evening after police say he assaulted another man.

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Fancy feasts in Cambridge Bay

March 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

For six weeks, some lucky residents in Cambridge Bay are enjoying fine dining courtesy of students in the culinary arts program.

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Correction

March 19, 2018 - NWT

An error appeared in an article online and in today’s News/North (“NWT lags behind in women’s political representation,” March 19). Former premier Nellie Cournoyea is not deceased. News/North apologizes for any embarrassment or confusion caused by the error.

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Good luck at the AWG

March 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKUTIAMIT. KAIYUKNAKHIYUK HULI NUNAKPUT. HIKINIK KIHIMI ALIANAK KAUMAKPAKTUK. IKALUKHIUKTUT INUIN AUDLAATIIKHUTIK. NANUKHIUKTUT TIKITTUT IPAKHANI. ULAPKIYUKHAT KATIMALIKPAKMIYUT. IHUAKHAIYUT ULAISIGIAMI ULAPKILIKKATA APRIL TATKIKHIUT NUGNUTPAT MAIMILU. NUTAKKAT NAMAINNAKTUTLU. UKTUKNAHUAT ULAPKIYUNI FORT SMITHMILU HAY RIVERMILU. NAGUYUMIK PITYAVUN. MUKPAKTUTLU AKHUKPAKNIAKMIYUT. ALAPPAKNAIKTUK TAUNANIGUUK. QUANA.

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Hopes dashed for salvaging arena season

March 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Having mould removed from the Cambridge Bay arena in time to do some indoor skating this year is now essentially impossible.

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LETTER: A message that shouldn’t be lost

March 18, 2018

Stewart Burnett

Inuvik, NT

Dear Editor,

Thank you to Cece Hodgson McCauley for her fantastic columns over the years. I am sad to hear of her passing but her words will live on.

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Legislative briefs: Housing wait lists were ‘just a mess,’ minister admits

March 18, 2018 - Iqaluit

 

Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt asked housing minister Lorne Kusugak to explain why the Nunavut Housing Corporation’s wait lists for public housing units were altered significantly between March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

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EDITORIAL: Silence on health-care racism

March 18, 2018 - NWT

Just how seriously is the territorial government addressing accusations of racism within the health care system?

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The Jerry Cans primed for the Junos

March 18, 2018 - Iqaluit

Do not forget to tune into the Junos March 25.

These are exciting times for Iqaluit’s The Jerry Cans, who have taken the territory, the country, and the world by storm over the last couple of years.

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Makigiaqta funding decisions delayed

March 18, 2018 - Nunavut

A delay in funding decisions from the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation means the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium must delay some training plans, but on the upside it received $12.6 million over three years from the federal government for infrastructure projects.

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No driverless trucks for Agnico Eagle’s Kivalliq operations

March 18, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rio Tinto, the world’s third-largest mining company, made the news earlier this month when it announced it is expanding its fleet of autonomous haul trucks to 100 in a region of Australia.

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NEWS BRIEFS: GNWT to update oil laws

March 18, 2018

NWT

The GNWT is launching public input sessions across the territory as it prepares to overhaul two acts regulating oil and gas exploration and development in the NWT.

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SPORTS TALK: How a hockey player abused an official and got away with it

March 18, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’m beginning to think Montreal Canadiens fans are becoming just as delusional as Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Case in point:

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TAX TALK: Your trip questions

March 18, 2018 - NWT

I admit there is much more to taxes than the Northern residents travel deduction. Nonetheless, I often write about this deduction because you keep asking me about it. Here are a sample of the questions.

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NWT lags behind in women’s political representation

March 18, 2018 - NWT

Mentorship, public debate and training will be instrumental to improving the NWT’s meagre numbers for women’s political representation, says MLA Julie Green.

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Snowy Craft Sale at Snow Castle brings home made goods to the masses

March 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Snowy Crafts Sale at Snowking’s Snow Castle brought together around 15 local creators to exhibit and sell their jewelry, artwork, winter gear and more.

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Eagle staff makes its first Northern appearance

March 17, 2018

A symbol of Indigenous history made its way to the territories for the first time since it was created in 2002.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) presented the Eagle Staff in front of the hamlet of Resolute Bay’s town hall on March 13 during Operation Nunalivut.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: A deeper cultural divide

March 17, 2018 - NWT

Friends, with reference to an article about former Dene leader, Joachim Bonnetrouge of Fort Providence (“Life after leadership”, News/North Feb. 19), there is indeed a lot of undue weight put on our leaders these days. My father was Chief of Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, for a good quarter century, and as Joachim says, this kind of a position puts the family in a 24/7 type of situation, basically in service to community.

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Providing pet care to the Sahtu

March 17, 2018 - Sahtu

For 11 years, veterinarians have been coming up to the Sahtu from the University of Calgary to treat local pets, and sharing knowledge is now part of the curriculum.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Photo workshop after dark in Fort Simpson

March 17, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

The wonders of the Northern night sky will be captured through the lenses of participants of the upcoming Nighttime Photography Workshop.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Cece Hodgson McCauley wanted unity

March 17, 2018 - NWT

I met Cece Hodgson McCauley in the late 1980’s when she was the chief of the Inuvik Dene Band. She was a savvy businesswoman who started the Band because she knew native people could achieve more as one unit than as individuals. She was around 60 … and I thought she was in her forties, because she had so much energy. Eschia!

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AWG PREVIEW: Let the 2018 Arctic Winter Games begin!

March 17, 2018 - NWT

Wow.

By the time you are reading this in News/North, the Opening Ceremonies will already be over, the torch will be lit, and the 25th Arctic Winter Games will be underway in Fort Smith and in Hay River.

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Aspens in trouble in the North

March 17, 2018 - Deh Cho

The territorial government has been monitoring a decline in trembling aspens, also known as white poplars, that is currently taking place mostly within the southern Deh Cho region.

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‘I did very well, didn’t I?’

March 17, 2018 - NWT

When Cece Hodgson McCauley wanted something, she got it.

Former NWT senator Nick Sibbeston remembers Hodgson McCauley, who died on March 11 at age 95, as a fearless, spirited and civic-minded leader.

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GNWT gives update following investigation into Hugh Papik’s death

March 17, 2018 - Aklavik

Facing calls to increase transparency, the Government of the Northwest Territories has offered an update on its implementation of third-party recommendations following a 2017 investigation into the death of Hugh Papik.

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Family events don’t dampen spirits

March 16, 2018 - Inuvik

At this time last year, I was backpacking around South America.

I had just met a group of friends and decided to travel to Santiago, Chile, with them to attend the Lollapalooza music festival.

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Nunavut among those failing in climate change efforts

March 16, 2018 - Nunavut

The territory is not ready to deal with the impacts of climate change, according to the Auditor General of Canada’s final report on Climate Change in Nunavut, presented March 13 in Iqaluit.

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Protectors of the north

March 16, 2018

Raisins in the pudding is an analogy used by Joint Task Force North Maj. Conrad Schubert to describe the role of the Canadian Rangers in the North.

The Canadian Armed Forces has three bureaus – one in each of the territories – the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Schubert said the Canadian Ranger Patrol Group help the forces keep an active presence in remote Northern locations.

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ENR completes environmental assessments of shipyard, marine terminal, land

March 16, 2018 - Hay River

Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann has updated the NWT Legislative Assembly on environmental assessments on Hay River land previously owned by the defunct Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL).

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Inuvik course teaches micro-manufacturing to local artists

March 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Ruth Wright had only ever used traditional methods in her art before enrolling in Aurora College’s 10-week Merging Arts and Crafts with Technology and Manufacturing course.

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New Inuvik band to have community focus

March 16, 2018 - Inuvik

A new band is taking community stages all over Inuvik.

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Science fanatics square off

March 16, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The best young scientists in the region will descend on Kugluktuk High School to compete in the Kitikmeot Regional Science Fair this weekend.

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Removing EnerGuide bylaw could open YK to ‘substandard housing’

March 16, 2018

Yellowknife city councillors are not sold on a proposal to remove soon-to-be obsolete energy-efficiency guidelines without interim rules.

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Folk On The Rocks announces second wave of performers

March 16, 2018

R&B music group Major Funk and The Employment are among the second instalment of performers announced for Folk On The Rocks.

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Residents calling for closer look at building codes in Yk

March 16, 2018

After the opening of the new Tim Hortons and Booster Juice locations on Old Airport Road, the city’s accessibility standards are being called into question.

“Everyone should be able to go to a venue and participate,” said NWT disabilities council president Denise McKee. “We have to get out of the mindset of thinking ‘what is the least we can do to accommodate people with disabilities?’”

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Chesterfield comedian heads to the big stage in Ottawa

March 16, 2018 - Iqaluit

Seven comedians faced off March 11 in Iqaluit for the chance to travel – all expenses paid – to Ottawa to perform at the Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival Finale later this month.

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EDITORIAL: Welcome, AWG!

March 16, 2018

After years of hearing about the Arctic Winter Games, it seems unusual to think the international sporting event is just days away from actually showing up in the South Slave.

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Family Services seeks realistic picture of homelessness in Nunavut

March 16, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Staff from the Department of Family Services, with two local people from the community, completed door-to-door surveys with 95 households in Pond Inlet March 6. Now they move on to Clyde River.

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Pink shirts make strong statement in Gjoa Haven

March 16, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Pink Shirt Day, which encourages students to oppose bullying, was held at Quqshuun Ilihakvik in Gjoa Haven recently.

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First Inuvik badminton tournament of 2018 draws new faces

March 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik Badminton’s first tournament of the year drew a few new faces to the East Three School courts last weekend.

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PASS way to success for those seeking high school diplomas

March 16, 2018 - Nunavut

There’s more than one way to pass the courses needed to get a Grade 12 diploma.

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AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Science winners, Game on in Rankin

March 16, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Listed below is the complete list of winners and awards at the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair in Rankin Inlet from March 2-4.

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LOOKING BACK: Giant gold brick lost in the mail

March 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Candace A. McQuatt

40 years ago

Giant Mine had a $125,000 gold brick go missing in Canada Post’s mail system.

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SNOWKING’S WINTER FESTIVAL: Hug a BRR-eaucrat!

March 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Hey there, ‘Knifers!

Whew-ee, is Snowking XXiii ever a scorcher! And I’m not just talking about the blazing sun. From the foot-stomping musical acts, to the jaw-dropping aurora shows, to the best darn kids’ play area the Snowking Crew has ever built, the community spectacle that is the Snow Castle has been enjoying a particularly good year so far. We hope you all have been enjoying it, too!

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