NEWS BRIEFS: Fort McPherson man accused of stabbing teen denied bail

July 14, 2018 - NWT

Somba K’e/Yellowknife

A Fort McPherson man accused of stabbing a teen nine times after a night of partying last fall was denied bail in NWT Supreme Court on July 12.

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SPORTS TALK: Have you done your Neymar Challenge yet?

July 14, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

And so the saga in Thailand is over that saw the soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave for more than a fortnight.

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GNWT ordered to pay up after voucher program ruled discriminatory

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Government of the Northwest Territories has been ordered to pay $15,000 to three NWT residents after a human rights adjudicator ruled its income assistance food voucher program was discriminatory.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Dark Sky Festival to feature Canadian astronaut

July 13, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman astronaut to go into space, is headlining this year’s Dark Sky Festival in Wood Buffalo National Park.

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Local entrepreneurs should take advantage of tourist season

July 13, 2018 - Inuvik

Many residents of Inuvik have a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

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Get involved on water issues: Iqaluit councillor

July 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

At the heart of issues surrounding the several-month delay for a new brewery to begin operations and finally open its doors, is the state of Iqaluit’s water supply Lake Geraldine.

Coun. Joanasie Akumalik made his point to fellow councillors, the deputy mayor and mayor July 10 by passing around bottled water at the top of the council meeting.

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‘A trifecta of amazingness’

July 13, 2018 - Hay River

The sun shone brightly and the mosquitoes were bitey as a group of paddlers carried their kayaks down to the west bank of Hay River.

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Inuvik CCGA receives two search-and-rescue Sea-Doos

July 13, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) received a donation of two customized search-and-rescue Sea-Doos from Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) July 7.

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COLUMN: Welcome to Canada?

Kivalliq News
July 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

When I was first starting out as a journalist in Yellowknife a few years back, I found myself on the phone with a local city councillor. Near the end of the call he asked me where I was from.

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Mayor questions Hay River councillor’s motives

July 13, 2018 - Hay River

The mayor says certain councillors may have put their personal interests ahead of the town’s when they voted against a new procurement bylaw.

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A dream come true for Coral whalers

July 13, 2018 - Coral Harbour

Coral Harbour was abuzz with life last week after a group of five hunters harvested a 27-foot bowhead whale.

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Painting positivity around town

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A mother-daughter duo have added a little more colour to the city with their ‘YK Rocks’ initiative.

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World Cup heartbreak in YK

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

When it comes to hockey, we think Canada is the best in the world. No one can touch us and gold is the colour of our medals, or it’s a disappointment.

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FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN: Long Lake just safe enough

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Just how much arsenic is too much arsenic, really?

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EDITORIAL: Ottawa ignores North’s plight

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

It costs a lot to live in Yellowknife and it’s only going to get worse come next July.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Pitch your spent butts into an ashtray

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Imagine picking up 57 kilograms of cigarette butts. Considering the average cigarette weighs one gram, that would represent at least 57,000 cigarette butts. Now imagine that all those butts were picked up in a small Northern town of around 1,700 people.

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COLUMN: It could be worse, but the carbon tax is going to be really bad

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

The carbon tax can be explained using the fabled carrot and stick analogy. Government is looking at us like a stubborn, stupid donkey.

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LETTER: Clarification on stolen laptop and records

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Bruce Cooper

Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services

Dear editor,

I am writing to correct the record in response to the July 6 Yellowknifer editorial, “An unhealthy lack of respect for privacy”.

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LOOKING BACK: A rumble at Winks

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Candace A. McQuatt

40 years ago

Summer job corps employees were working with the RCMP on an anti-theft initiative by coming to people’s homes and cataloguing their valuables.

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Fastpitch success for the capital

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Normally, the teams of the Yk Fastball League duke it out against each other in the hopes of winning, just like they will this weekend at Tommy Forrest Ball Park in the NWT Men’s Fastpitch Championship.

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NEWS BRIEFS: No ‘silver bullet’ for downtown 50/50 lot

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is no easy solution for what to do with the downtown 50/50 lot.

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SPORTS TALK: Am I glad England is out? Maybe a little…

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Looking around the NNSL newsroom on a sunny Wednesday morning, faces were glued to the television screen, which is supposed to be for news.

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Fort McPherson man accused of stabbing teen nine times denied bail

July 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Fort McPherson man accused of stabbing a teen nine times after a night of partying last fall was denied bail in NWT Supreme Court Thursday. 

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Inuvik Junior Canadian Rangers get enhanced training

July 12, 2018 - Inuvik

Twenty-seven Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) took part in the first-ever Enhanced Training Session (ETS) held in Inuvik July 1 to 7.

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Abigail Lapell buttons up Yellowknife

July 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Folk on the Rocks officially kicks off next Saturday, but before Yellowknife’s marquee summer party kicks off, Abigail Lapell will give the folks some folk at a couple of different venues.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Dene National Assembly to take place in August

July 12, 2018 - Hay River

The 48th Dene National Assembly will be hosted by West Point First Nation in Hay River in August.

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COURT BRIEFS: Jail time for man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman

July 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman at his Dettah home in 2017 will be a registered sex offender for the next 10 years following a sentencing hearing in territorial court.

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Terra X strikes gold around Yellowknife

July 12, 2018

Mining company Terra X has found high-grade gold around Yellowknife.

Exploration north of Giant Mine, on the company’s Northbelt property found approximately 28.0 g/t Au, and 19.05 g/t Au on the dubbed “Gull Lake Zone” as well as three additional stretches of land with high amounts of gold per tonne, stated a release from Terra X on Thursday.

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Greenhouse wellness camp helps Inuvik kids build resiliency

July 12, 2018 - Inuvik

Last week, approximately 20 children participated in the second annual Greenhouse and Community Wellness day camp and learned about building resiliency and healthy food.

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AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Search on for Dump fire suspects

July 12, 2018 - Kivalliq

Naujaat

RCMP are seeking information about people setting fires at the dump on June 29. According to a message posted on the hamlet’s Facebook page anyone with knowledge of what happened should contact the hamlet or RCMP.

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