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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RCMP seek public’s help in locating missing man last seen in Yellowknife

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.

Detocho Anis Abel, 28, was last seen in Yellowknife’s Engle Business District on Monday, March 5th.

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Benefits for seniors, students, single people get a boost

March 13, 2018

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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NWT Arts Council gets $200,000 funding boost

March 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The lobbying efforts of arts advocates have paid off.

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Iqippagit records album, helps out the Iglulik food bank

March 13, 2018 - Iglulik

Lazarus Qattalik and his Iqippagit bandmates are having a great time jamming and touring the festival circuit, but they also have a charitable side.

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Poor criminal justice system ranking a product of NWT’s high crime rate: lawyer

March 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Shortcomings in NWT’s criminal justice system – outlined in a recent national report – are unsurprising symptoms of the territory’s high rates of crime, says a Yellowknife-based lawyer.

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Extraordinary Yellowknife: City rolls out new tourism brand

March 12, 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 flashy label.

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Honouring Cambridge Bay’s women

March 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. KAIYUKNAKTUK ILANI. KIHIMI HIKINIK KULVAKPAKTUK. ALIANAKHIYUK. AUDLAGIAMI. IKALUKHIULIKPAKTUT INUIN. ANGUNIAKTIIT KATIMAKATAKTUT IKAYUKHUGIT TAPKUAT TIKIHIMAYUT IHIVHIUKTUNUTLU. NUTAKKAT NAMAINAKTUT INUINLU. KATIMAVAKTUTLU ULISSIKNAHUAT ULAPKILIKKATA OMINGMAK FROLIKKATA.

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Cece Hodgson McCauley dead at 95

March 12, 2018 - Lli Goline/Norman Wells

Writer and champion for the North Cece Hodgson McCauley died Sunday night. She was 95.

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Women build futures in the Kitikmeot

March 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Fourteen women took part in a seven-day workshop last week that gave them background on working in the construction industry.

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‘Too many people are in jail that shouldn’t be’

March 12, 2018 - NWT

To overturn the criminal justice system’s ongoing punishment of mentally ill offenders, reform – both inside and outside of the courtroom – is needed, a Yellowknife-based lawyer says.

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TAX BREAK: Your residency deduction

March 12, 2018 - NWT

Here is one from the history books. Have you ever wondered why the Northern residents deduction was created?

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Action at Pine Point

March 12, 2018 - Hay River

Pine Point’s new owner is signaling an aggressive push towards getting the site’s lead-zinc stores estimated and the financial feasibility of the project defined.

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GUEST COMMENT: Child Care Workers to provide mental health services in schools

March 12, 2018 - NWT

by Raymond Pidzamecky M.S.W.

The department of Health & Social Services and Education Culture and Employment (ECE) have known for years that children under 19 are suffering from mental health issues in the Northwest Territories.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: The procession of carriages

March 12, 2018 - NWT

Friends, reading about a recent class-action lawsuit brought to bear on behalf of surviving patients of the segregated Charles Camsell Indian Hospital brings to mind a chapter, The Procession of Carriages, in my upcoming book, From Bear Rock Mountain.

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Less than a week to go to the games

March 12, 2018 - NWT

So what’s a chef de mission to do when you’re six days out from the start of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games?

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AROUND THE NORTH: On-the-land programs in the Deh Cho

March 12, 2018 - NWT

Deh Cho

The Dehcho K’ehodi Stewardship and Guardian Program is hosting cultural activities all month at Notana Lake, 63 kilometres from Fort Simpson.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Late winter inhabitants

March 12, 2018 - NWT

These late winter days in Reliance are spent busy puttering about doing chores, odd jobs and the occasional project.

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EDITORIAL: Helping youth key to future mental wellness

March 12, 2018 - NWT

Achieving mental wellness is perhaps the North’s greatest challenge. The lack of treatment and support options fuel untold heartache and hardships on families in all our communities.

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One year after investigation, niece of Hugh Papik wants answers

March 12, 2018 - Aklavik

When Stephanie Papik recalls the days that followed Aug. 3, 2016, the details are foggy – dulled by trauma and pain. But what – and who – she lost that summer won’t soon be forgotten.

“It was shocking, she said. “Very, very terrible.”

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MMIWG inquiry asks for extension

March 12, 2018 - NWT

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is asking the federal government for a two-year extension.

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Pangnirtung has realized many gains in education but new school needed, DEA chair says

March 11, 2018 - Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

Sakiasie Sowdlooapik has recruited plenty of teachers over the past three decades, and choosing the right ones has reaped a number of benefits.

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Wired for a trades career

March 11, 2018 - NWT

Leland Chinna is a three-time competitor at Skills Canada NWT’s territorial competition, and electrical wiring is leading to bigger and better things.

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Skills Canada can set career course

March 11, 2018 - Nunavut

On April 29, scores of eager Nunavummiut will descend on Iqaluit to compete in the 13th annual territorial skills competition In Iqaluit.

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Second Arctic Anglers Fishing Derby draws over 50 families

March 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2nd annual Arctic Anglers Family Fishing Derby took place on Saturday Mar. 10. Proceeds from the derby will be donated to the Yellowknife Girl Guides. Last year the Derby raised 2400 dollars, and this year they’re hoping to double it.

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Researchers say mining, not Indigenous hunters, should be focus in caribou management

March 10, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

A research article published last Wednesday asserts that Indigenous hunters aren’t to blame for caribou population declines, specifically that of the Bathurst herd, and that the GNWT should be regulating mining, and its impacts on the land, rather than harvest amounts.

“Undermining subsistence: Barren-ground caribou in a ‘tragedy of open access'” was published in Science Advances, authored by three Canadian academics with ties to the North.

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Federal apology expected to accompany Nanilavut launch

March 10, 2018 - Nunavut

Ten years after approaching Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is moving forward on Nanilavut (Let’s find them) by hiring three staff to manage a database.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Player awards at Polar Bear Plate

March 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Listed below are the four individual player awards presented during the Polar Bear Plate midget/juvenile hockey tournament in Rankin Inlet on Feb. 18.

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NEWS BRIEFS: MLA gives upbeat report to legislature

March 9, 2018

Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson gave an upbeat assessment of the community’s economic prospects in a statement in the legislative assembly on Feb. 27.

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UPDATED: Man killed after exiting vehicle on Highway 3

March 9, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 35-year-old man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck near mile marker 311 on Highway 3 early Friday morning.

After exiting his parked northwest-bound vehicle alongside the highway, the man was hit by an oncoming truck travelling towards Yellowknife, RCMP stated in a press release Friday afternoon.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Inuvik’s Walk to Tuk participation rate highest ever

March 9, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s Walk to Tuk 2018 initiative had its highest ever participation rate with more than 100 people walking on 29 teams.

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New literacy program to support student success

March 9, 2018 - Nunavut

The Department of Education hopes to both cultivate long-term student success and reverse the erosion of Inuktut with literacy initiative Inuktut Titiqqiriniq.

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Junior kindergarten participation rate hovers around 85 per cent

March 9, 2018 - NWT

Holly Beaulieu can attest to the value of junior kindergarten.

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Tragedy strikes Pond Inlet

March 9, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

A man reportedly killed himself after an hours-long stand-off with RCMP in Pond Inlet.

The March 7 incident began just after 4 p.m., when Pond Inlet RCMP investigated a weapons complaint involving a man within a residence, according to a news release.

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Plenty of life left in Canucks

March 9, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Kivalliq Canucks head coach Donald Clark is already beginning his plans for the 2019 Challenge Cup after losing a heartbreaking series to the Baffin Blizzard on home ice in Rankin Inlet on Feb. 22.

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Family fishing outing set for Saturday

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Catching a trophy fish this weekend could score Yellowknife families a free helicopter ride.

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Yellowknifers map ‘little free libraries’ across city

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife is adding its 10 or so “little-free libraries” to the map of 50,000 such structures in a phenomenon that has been spreading to front lawns around the planet.

“In the summer I’ll see kids sitting out on the front lawn with their bikes, just looking at books,” said one little free library custodian, Judith Murdock.

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Junior mining company expands staked claims

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Vancouver-based TerraX Minerals has increased its staked claim area by 75 per cent, adding 337 square-kilometres to the North of its current properties.

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One loss too many for Jamie Koe

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Jamie Koe and his rink were knocking on the door at this year’s Tim Hortons Brier but they won’t be allowed in.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Suspected diamond thief charged

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 39-year-old Yellowknife man has been charged following an investigation into internal theft at Diavik Diamond Mines.

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Environmental advocates investigate landfills as potential energy

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Inspired by Sweden’s work to become carbon-neutral by 2045, environmental advocacy groups like Ecology North are investigating the feasibility and carbon footprints of “waste to energy” systems.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: We could use a lot more people like Cece

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

I would like to dedicate this column to Cece Hodgson McCauley, for all the work she has done in and for the North. And for her decades of writing a newspaper column in Yellowknifer’s sister paper, News/North.

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Floating sauna still in the works

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Plans to build a community floating sauna on Yellowknife Bay might be slowing down, but they are still steaming ahead.

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SNOWKING WINTER FESTIVAL: Imagine Snowking’s Snow Castle 2.0

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Joel Maillet, a.k.a. Avalanche Kid

Years ago the Snowking gave me a book titled, Ice Palaces. I take it down from time to time when I am searching for inspiration. In the book it describes how, 130 years ago, in places like St Paul, Minnesota and Montreal, Quebec, ice-harvesting ice was a huge industry.

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EDITORIAL: There’s no A in efficiency

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

The NWT has a high crime rate and few services for victims but at least its revolving door of a justice system spins with the utmost speed and efficiency.

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SNOW TRAIL TALES: Warm weather equals busy trails

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

We can expect a sunny weekend with amazing daytime highs of -6 C on Saturday and -4 C on Sunday. Thank you for answering my prayers weather gods!

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