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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LOOKING BACK: Games in the dark

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Squash enthusiasts were pleased to hear that the Yellowknife Racquet Club expected to have its four courts ready by late summer.

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Best of the brooms crowned in Yellowknife

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Ask anyone who plays broomball in Yellowknife and they will tell you it’s a tough sport.

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Small business initiatives in Inuvik must consider community needs

March 8, 2018 - Inuvik

This week I spoke with a woman who brought forth her idea to incorporate Indigenous-planned programming to the offerings that the charitable organization she works for in Whitehorse provides.

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Infrastructure can have $570 million from feds

March 8, 2018

The NWT can apply for more than $570 million over the next 10 years for community infrastructure projects, thanks to an agreement with the federal government finalized Wednesday.

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NWT finance minister hoped for more in federal budget

March 8, 2018

The Northwest Territories’ minister of finance wasn’t expecting the proposed 2018 federal budget to include flashy investments in the north.

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Sentencing for crack dealer pushed forward following ‘creative’ defence

March 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

A dial-a-dope phone operator who sold crack cocaine to undercover police officers appeared in NWT territorial court for a sentencing hearing – but his fate remains undetermined following “creative” submissions from his lawyer.

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Sanikiluaq youth faces careless firearm charge

March 8, 2018 - Sanikiluaq

Sanikiluaq RCMP are charging a 16-year-old youth with careless use of a firearm following a “very high risk situation” on Wednesday evening.

The police received a call about a youth causing a disturbance at a residence. Upon responding, a community member informed the RCMP that the suspect inside the home was an intoxicated youth with a loaded firearm.

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Inuvik skills regionals help students develop trade skills

March 8, 2018 - Inuvik

Jasmine Keogak won gold in the hairstyling competition at the Regional Skills Competition held in Inuvik March 1.

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Nunavut students taking first steps in long climb to law degrees

March 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

“We have a saying that we read till our eyes bleed,” student Alanna Copland says of the rigours of the Nunavut Law Program.

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EDITORIAL: The colonial coat of arms

March 8, 2018 - Hay River

Over the years, we have spent many hours idly sitting in court in Hay River.

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Osisko Metals completes acquisition of Pine Point

March 8, 2018 - Hay River

Osisko Metals Incorporated has completed its acquisition of Pine Point Mining Limited.

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Family fishing outing set for Saturday

March 8, 2018

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

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Restaurant will add spice to Inuvik culinary scene

March 8, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s culinary scene is about to get spicy.

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Iglulik child dies amid flu outbreak

March 8, 2018 - Iglulik

A child is dead after being medevaced to Iqaluit as Iglulik copes with a flu outbreak.

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Naujaat cadets take aim at Manitoba

March 8, 2018

Members of the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) Naujaat marksmanship team are on pins and needles as they wait to hear if they’ve qualified for the upcoming regional competition in Gimli, Man., this coming month.

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J.H. Sissons School replacement will take longer than hoped

March 7, 2018

Two weeks after YK1 trustees agreed on a plan to build the new J.H. Sissons School on the property but off of the current footprint, the GNWT declared the project’s funding will not be included in the 2019-2020 capital budget, meaning the original school will stay as-is for the foreseeable future.

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Inuvik’s East Three School holds first-ever combined learning fair

March 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Tseada Gebeyhu, a Grade 5 student at East Three Elementary School, participated in the 2018 regional learning fair with a project about her home country, Ethiopia.

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Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon reflects on her path to the operating room

March 7, 2018 - Ottawa

Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon, can piece a vital organ back together but she can’t create more hours in a day.

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EDITORIAL: Sorry. I don’t really get the question!

March 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

I was asked a question this past week by a person who somehow seems to cross my life’s orbit once every 15 years or so and I have to admit for a few moments I could hear the cylinders clicking above my eye brows, but nothing was coming up on my inner-response screen.

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Suspected diamond thief charged

March 7, 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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Inuvik man to open music school, store, studio

March 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Glen Brake is in the planning stages of opening a multi-purpose music centre in Inuvik.

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Gathering of the clans in Chester

March 7, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

The 16th annual Pancake Breakfast attracted one its largest crowds yet at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet this past month.

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Youngest-ever Dead North film director hails from Inuvik

March 7, 2018 - Inuvik

This year, nine-year-old Paige Loreen of Inuvik was the youngest-ever director to participate in the Dead North Film Festival (DNFF).

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Hay River mayor says opening of new rec centre is close

March 7, 2018 - Hay River

Mayor Brad Mapes says the new rec centre will soon be open, although he is not giving any target date.

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Qajaqing the focus in Chester science fair

March 7, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet cut it close in qualifying for this year’s Kivalliq Regional Science Fair that was held in Rankin Inlet this past weekend.

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Moving beyond mistakes of the past

March 7, 2018 - Paulatuk

Gilbert Thrasher Sr. hasn’t allowed the residential school experience to sever his connection to the education system.

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Green eyes finish line for Olympic dreams

March 7, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River’s Brendan Green says last month’s Olympic Winter Games may have been the end of his Olympic career.

“That was quite likely my last Olympic Games,” said the biathlete in an e-mail exchange with The Hub, although he added he is not certain. “I’ll re-evaluate and reflect when the season is over in April and decide from there.”

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City to monitor and mark Back Bay overflows

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Overflows onto Back Bay prompted the city to advise residents it has inspected its pump stations, and will be marking the overflow extent with pylons.

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SPORTS TALK: A sad farewell to a truly wonderful man

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

There I was sitting on my couch reading some news on my phone on March 3, my youngest daughter listening to the Finger Family song on YouTube for the umpteen-millionth time.

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THE GAMER’S BLOG: Express your own ‘geekdom’

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

A band of brave adventurers combines their skills to escape a maze of deadly traps and dangerous creatures. Meanwhile, golden-armored warriors face a horde of robotic foes. Elsewhere, wizards duel with spells and try to guess their opponent’s next move.

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March is National Nutrition Month

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

People across the country are being encouraged to eat and shop healthier in March.

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Dead North Film Festival makes its mark on the city

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Horror fans and filmmakers united this past weekend at the Dead North Film Festival to watch and premiere 48 indie movies.

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Correction

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

An error appeared in an article in Friday’s Yellowknifer (“Barbs exchanged at rental board hearing,” March 2). Aya Burshan’s name was misspelled. Yellowknifer regrets the error and any embarrassment or confusion it may have caused.

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Jamie Koe in must-win situation

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Martin Gavin

Special to Northern News Services

Jamie Koe and his Yellowknife foursome will need to turn things around to see championship round play at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina this week.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Insights for women entering politics

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

With the GNWT Campaign Schools for Women taking place in Yellowknife this weekend, I’ll review some thoughts from cabinet minister Caroline Cochrane, who I spoke to for my podcast about on women running for political office.

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Falcons fly high on the court

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Economical.

That’s probably the best word to use when it comes to Sir John Franklin’s success at the NWT Power Corporation Senior Cager basketball tournament this past weekend.

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Giant Mine update

March 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

In an effort to attract Northern workers, the California-based company awarded the contract to remediate Giant Mine will split this work into five sub-contracts ahead of taking over the site this June.

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Man avoids jail time in assault on common-law partner

March 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 41-year-old man who assaulted his common-law partner in downtown Yellowknife was spared jail time in NWT territorial court Monday.

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NWT ranked second last in justice system report card

March 6, 2018 - NWT

“Shockingly high” crime rates continue to plague the territories, the publishers of an annual criminal justice system report card that hands NWT a “C” grade say.

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Proposed impaired driving law may unfairly ensnare young drivers

March 6, 2018

The NWT has some of the highest rates of drinking and driving in Canada.

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Man calls out City’s ‘anti-public’ culture following Fieldhouse ban

March 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man is calling out City Hall’s “anti-public” culture after he says he was unfairly banned from a recreational facility last fall.

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GNWT rolling out youth counsellors next school year

March 6, 2018

When students return to school next year they will be greeted by friends, teachers and newly appointed mental health professionals.

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Denecho King’s escape route still out of bounds at jail: legislative assembly briefs

March 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Work on jail security still underway

Nearly 19 months after an inmate charged with second-degree murder escaped from the North Slave Correctional Centre, work to improve security at the jail has yet to be finished.

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First wave of acts announced for Folk On The Rocks

March 6, 2018

The 2018 Folk On The Rocks music festival is calling in award winning talent to enhance their 38th annual event.

Executive producer Carly Bradley has announced the first wave of acts who will be performing at the July 20 to 22 festival. Most notably four-time JUNO award nominee, Canadian indie-pop band STARS.

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Nivingalok earns second term as Kugluktuk mayor

March 6, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Ryan Nivingalok will continue to serve as Kugluktuk’s mayor after receiving a convincing 174 votes in Monday’s hamlet election compared to 93 for challenger Valerie Miyok and 16 for Phillip Evaglok.

Nivingalok couldn’t immediately be reached for comment but he previously told Nunavut News that a 24-hour long-term care centre for the community is a project that he wants to complete. He added that job creation is another priority.

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