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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Creators of A New Day left in dark

March 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Eight months after the John Howard Society took over A New Day, those who helped build the spousal violence reduction program have heard nothing of its status.

“We haven’t seen anything about its operation, or who’s in the program, or if they’re having any success at all,” Bree Denning, executive director of the Yellowknife Women’s Society, said Tuesday.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Man arrested after RCMP seize illegal alcohol, cash downtown

March 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man was arrested in downtown Yellowknife after RCMP seized a cache of alcohol and cash.

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We need more women in power, say MLAs

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Women are severely underrepresented in the NWT Legislature.

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Solo explorer preps for next Northern adventure

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yuki Sekiguchi’s bicycle-powered, two-month journey from Manitoba to Deline came to an end just five days ago – but you wouldn’t know it.

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Plenty of fresh powder on lakes

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Great Slave Snowmobile Association had an amazing ride out to Hearne Lake Lodge last weekend.

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Careful what you wish for

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

This tale happened decades ago when Yellowknife was a much smaller place and most people knew each other.

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Infrastructure accessibility a concrete issue

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

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.

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Yellowknife one of earth’s most reliable aurora viewing spots

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s geographical location and light-pollution free landscape make it one of the most reliable places to view and photograph the aurora borealis, says Emmy-nominated astronomer Jose Francisco Salgado.

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T-minus 48 hours and counting

March 15, 2018 - Hay River/Fort Smith

“It’s coming together nicely.”
Those were the words of Greg Rowe, president of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games host society on Wednesday.

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City’s new tourism branding rolls out, councillors weigh in

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you hear the word “extraordinary,”do you think Yellowknife? If the answer is no, a new tourism branding campaign from the City of Yellowknife hopes to change your mind.

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Let the Games begin – finally

March 15, 2018 - Hay River/Fort Smith

Wow.

As you are reading this, the opening ceremonies will be a mere 48 hours away, which will signify the 25th Arctic Winter Games getting underway in Fort Smith and in Hay River.

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All hail the hockey disruptors

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

There are many things swirling about the hockey universe these days, and WIMPS is just one of many planes in the sky.

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Climate change yes but carbon tax crushing

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is a sculpture on McGill College Avenue in Montreal called the Illuminated Crowd.

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Inuvik fair raises awareness about healthy living, wellness

March 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority hosted its third annual Healthy Living Fair in Inuvik March 12.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Town to seek more time to finish work

March 15, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River will seek an extension for Porritt Landing dredging, which has to be done by the end of the fiscal year on March 31.

At the March 6 meeting of the Public Works Committee, councillors were told the work would not be done by that date.

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EDITORIAL: Let’s keep our elections gender neutral

March 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

I recently had a discussion over whether Nunavut would be better off if more women were elected to political office.

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Increase in landslides a result of climate change, experts say

March 15, 2018 - Inuvik

A large landslide occurred approximately 650 kilometers south of Inuvik, halfway between Wrigley and Tulita on the Johnson River, about five kilometres from where it meets the Mackenzie River.

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Hay River mayor and council – mostly the mayor – sets lengthy list of goals for rest of term

March 15, 2018 - Hay River

The mayor and council of Hay River have come up with an informal list of goals for the remaining seven months of their term in office.

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Rock stun Coral in peewee final

March 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Rock A team were deep in the hole before rising up and capturing the Powerful Peewee championship in Rankin Inlet on March 4.

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Inuvik women take on Arctic Ultra for a good cause

March 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s Jennifer Stronge and Marie-Josee Martel are participating in the 2018 6633 Arctic Ultra marathon and raising money for Inuvik’s John Wayne Kiktorak Centre while they’re at it.

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A once-in-a-lifetime drive

March 15, 2018 - Hay River

Barrett Gibb is planning to go on the drive of a lifetime.

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Regional fair puts spotlight on science

March 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

Brothers Johnathan and William Campbell of John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat captured the top two spots at the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair held in Rankin Inlet from March 2 to 4.

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Updated: Fire crews battle blaze at Yellowknife Catholic Schools building

March 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fire crews battled a blaze at the Yellowknife Catholic Schools Board Office on 49 Street early Thursday morning.

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Like riding a bike

March 14, 2018 - Hay River

Despite not having a curling rink in Hay River for the last two winters, two community residents will be off to the Canadian Masters Curling Championships next month in British Columbia.

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AWG releases theme song

March 14, 2018 - Hay River

An official theme song has been released for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games.

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Man arrested after RCMP seize cache of alcohol, cash downtown

March 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man was arrested in downtown Yellowknife Tuesday after police seized a cache of alcohol and cash.

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Hay River ready for Arctic Winter Games 2018

March 14, 2018 - Hay River

After years of planning, organizers are ready for the start of the South Slave Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith – now just days away.

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Cadets celebrate 20 years in Naujaat

March 14, 2018 - Naujaat

The third time did indeed prove to be the charm when the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) held its official 20th anniversary celebration in Naujaat on March 7.

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Hay River rec centre ready to go

March 14, 2018 - Hay River

Town council announced last week that the long-awaited new recreation centre would open to the public on March 13.

“On behalf of council and the Town of Hay River, we are pleased to announce the Recreation Centre will be open on Tuesday, March 13, at 5 p.m.,” stated the March 9 announcement signed by Mayor Brad Mapes.

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Nunavut Department of Health won’t say whether flu caused death

March 14, 2018 - Nunavut

The mayor of Iglulik said a sick child from the community was medevaced to Iqaluit on March 3 and died on March 5 amid a flu outbreak in the community, but the Department of Health won’t confirm any details related to the case. 

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Rankin gymnasts take on Vegas

March 14, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The members of the Rankin Inlet Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights) gymnastics club crossed one stop off of their dream list, and put in a strong showing at a competition in Las Vegas from March 2 to 4.

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Have no fear, ‘TechSperts’ are here

March 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

A group of tech-savvy students will soon possess the skills to teach the teachers.

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Benefits boost for seniors, students, single people

March 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

As part of efforts to offset the high cost of living in the territory, the GNWT is expanding benefits for seniors, students and single people who get income assistance.

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COUNCIL BRIEFS: Smoking soon banned on city property

March 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife city council unanimously passed a motion to amend a bylaw that bans vaping and smoking cigarettes or cannabis on city property.

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POLICE AND JUSTICE NEWS: Man killed after exiting vehicle on Highway 3

March 14, 2018

A 35-year-old man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck near mile marker 311 on Highway 3 in the early hours of March 9.

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NEWS BRIEFS: City rolls out new tourism brand

March 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Northwest Territories has long been dubbed “spectacular.” Now, with the City of Yellowknife’s launch of a new tourism brand, the capitol will carry its own label.

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FROM HANSARD: Pushing out the dealers in housing

March 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly Wednesday, Feb. 28, between Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson and Caroline Cochrane, minister responsible for the Housing Corporation. The topic was public housing policies in the territory regarding drug trafficking and bootlegging.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Cost of living increase benefits us all

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Todd Parsons

As I am sure you are all aware, collective bargaining negotiations between the GNWT and the UNW failed in late January after years of effort to reach a deal.

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Weledeh roars to the top at Traditional Games

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

William McDonald School’s reign at the top of the Traditional Games Championships is over.

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Yk Galaxy set to get off the ground this spring

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dillon Torindo has had a taste of professional soccer and very nearly made the cut with now-defunct FC Edmonton in the North American Soccer League.

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Clarification

March 13, 2018

The editorial in Friday’s Yellowknifer stated the territorial government had considered “cutting” A New Day, an anti-family violence program helping men. To be clear, A New Day was an initially a pilot project. Its future was uncertain until it was granted a six-month extension in 2016 followed by a four-year commitment to the NWT John Howard Society to take over the program last year.

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Advocates raise alarm over lack of Northern, Indigenous hiring targets for Giant remediation

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Without hiring targets for Northern and Indigenous workers, local communities will not benefit from Northern Canada’s largest-ever remediation project, say local advocates and politicians.

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EDITORIAL: School board rolls the dice on Sissons

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Parents and students at J.H. Sissons School in the east end of the city enjoy certain aspects of the existing building, which hasn’t had had a major renovation since opening in 1975.

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Fishing derby raises almost $6,000 for Yellowknife Girl Guides

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Anglers took to Walsh Lake over the weekend and caught a big one for charity.

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Justice briefs

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Man killed after exiting vehicle on Highway 3

A 35-year-old man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck near mile marker 311 on Highway 3 in the early hours of March 9.

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